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 John Monash, Australian military general during WWI (Gallipoli, Western Front), dies at 66
  • 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

Thomas Edison

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

  • 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 infielder (St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns), team owner (Chicago White Sox) and manager (St. Louis Browns), dies at 72
  • Oct 29 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, dies at 38