Famous Deaths in October 1962

  • Oct 2 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48
  • Oct 2 Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)
  • Oct 4 E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies
  • Oct 4 John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79
  • Oct 6 Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • Oct 7 Mauritius Dekker, [Boris Robazki], writer (Boots in Jail), dies at 66
  • Oct 8 Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
  • Oct 9 Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80
  • Oct 11 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists to independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, dies at 90
  • Oct 16 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78
  • Oct 17 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • Oct 26 Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 64
  • Oct 27 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • Oct 27 Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • Oct 27 Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba
  • Oct 28 Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
  • Oct 29 Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer, dies at 77