On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1926

  • Oct 6 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • Oct 6 Karel van den Oever, Flemish author and poet (Geuzenstad), dies at 46
  • Oct 7 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist who developed a classification system for mental illness, dies at 70
  • Oct 12 Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (Flatland), dies at 87
  • Oct 13 Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • Oct 19 Victor BabeĊŸ, Romanian physician and bacteriologist, dies at 72
  • Oct 20 Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate, dies at 70
  • Oct 22 Jules van den Heuvel, Belgian lawyer and politician, dies at 71
  • Oct 25 Frederick Jr Zech, composer, dies at 68

Person of interestHarry Houdini

Oct 31 Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini