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

John HeismanJohn Heisman (1869-1936)

Oct 3 American football coach (legalised forward pass, originated the center-snap; Heisman Trophy named after him), dies from pneumonia at 66

  • Oct 5 Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
  • Oct 8 William Henry Stark, American timber industry leader, dies ta 85
  • 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 Lorado Taft, American sculptor (Black Hawk), dies at 76
  • Oct 30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies