On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1931

  • Oct 2 Thomas Lipton, Scottish yachtsman (5-time America's Cup challenger) and tea merchant (Lipton Tea), dies at 81
  • Oct 2 George Bradley, American baseball pitcher (first no-hitter in MLB history 1876; NL ERA leader 1876), dies at 79
  • Oct 3 Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist and composer (Det Uudslukkelige), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Oct 7 Daniel Chester French, American sculptor (Minute Man), dies at 81
  • Oct 7 Charles Ricketts, British artist and illustrator, dies at 65
  • Oct 8 Sir John Monash, Australian soldier general (b. 1865)
  • Oct 10 Carl von Bach, German mechanical engineer, dies at 84
  • Oct 13 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  • Oct 17 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist, dies at 47

Person of interestThomas Edison

Oct 18 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), dies at 84

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Oct 20 Emánuel Moór, Hungarian composer, pianist, and inventor of musical instruments, dies at 68
  • Oct 21 A Schnitzler, writer, dies at 69
  • Oct 24 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), dies at 55
  • Oct 26 Charles Comiskey, American baseball player, team owner and manager (Chicago White Sox), dies at 72
  • Oct 29 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, dies at 38