On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1919

  • Oct 2 Ernest Halliwell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests), dies at 55
  • Oct 3 Daniel Brink Towner, American Hymn composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 5 Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 7 Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 63
  • Oct 8 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • Oct 13 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Oct 14 Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • Oct 16 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer, dies on 70th birthday
  • Oct 21 Sven August K├Ârling, Swedish composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Bruce Frederick Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man), dies at 30
  • Oct 27 John Harry, cricket wicket-keeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • Oct 27 Theodoor H de Meester, premier (1905-08), dies
  • Oct 28 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
  • Oct 29 Soen Shaku, Zen abbot of Engakuji monastery in Kamakura, dies at 60
  • Oct 29 A. B. Simpson, Canadian preacher (b. 1843)
  • Oct 30 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (Poems of Passion), dies at 68