On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1929

  • Oct 1 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor, dies at 67
  • Oct 1 Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game, 1880), dies at 72

Person of interestGustav Stresemann

Oct 3 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923) who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926, dies of a stroke at 51

German Chancellor Gustav Stresemann
German Chancellor
Gustav Stresemann
  • Oct 3 Jeanne Eagels, American actress and former Ziegfeld Girl (Rain, Under False Colors), dies of a drug overdose at 39
  • Oct 4 John Metzelaar, Dutch/American writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37

Person of interestElijah McCoy

Oct 10 Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor (57 patents), dies at 86

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Inventor
Elijah McCoy
  • Oct 12 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
  • Oct 20 José Batlle y Ordóñez, President of Uruguay (1899, 1903-7, 1911-15), dies at 73
  • Oct 20 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), dies at 76
  • Oct 21 Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
  • Oct 23 Thomas Frederick Tout, British historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74
  • Oct 24 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
  • Oct 25 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies
  • Oct 26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66
  • Oct 28 Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
  • Oct 28 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany, dies at 80
  • Oct 31 António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)