On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1930

  • Oct 1 Ricardo Drigo, Italian composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 3 Charles Louis Philippe Zilcken, Dutch painter and author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • Oct 5 Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  • Oct 10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)
  • Oct 14 Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies
  • Oct 15 Ernest Wilson, English botanist (plant collector in China), dies in a car accident at 54
  • Oct 24 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
  • Oct 26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and thoroughbred horse breeder, dies at 58
  • Oct 26 Waldemar Haffkine, Ukrainian bacteriologist (1st to develop and use vaccines against cholera and bubonic plague), dies at 70
  • Oct 30 Sakichi Toyoda, Japanese inventor and industrialist (Toyota Industries), dies at 63