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

Person of interestHerbert Henry Dow

Oct 15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 64

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow
  • 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