On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1936

  • Oct 1 Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 29
  • Oct 2 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), dies at 61

Person of interestJohn Heisman

Oct 3 John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, dies of pneumonia at 66

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman
  • Oct 5 Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
  • Oct 8 William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)
  • Oct 8 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 54
  • Oct 12 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies at 58
  • Oct 12 Edwin Blashfield, American painter who decorated the dome of Library of Congress, dies at 87
  • Oct 19 Lu Xun, Chinese writer of modern Chinese literature, dies at 55
  • Oct 20 Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy], American teacher who educated Helen Keller, dies at 70
  • Oct 23 [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80
  • Oct 25 Jaime de Magalhães Lima, Portuguese author and poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro), dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Bob Dellemijn, Lourdes-ganger/Franco-volunteer, dies in battle at 18
  • Oct 26 Rodney Heath, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1905, 10), dies of stomach cancer at 52
  • Oct 29 Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine), dies at 61
  • Oct 30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
  • Oct 30 Lorado Taft, American sculptor (Black Hawk), dies at 76