Famous People Who Died in October 1940

  • Oct 5 Ballington Booth, English Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • Oct 5 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher and politician, dies at 81
  • Oct 5 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican classical violinst, conductor, and composer (Cuauhnáhuac; Planos), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • Oct 6 Ferdinando Liuzzi, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 55
  • Oct 8 Robert Emden, Swiss astronomer and astrophysicist (Gaskugeln), dies at 78
  • Oct 9 Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor (I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now), dies at 63
  • Oct 11 Lluís Companys, Spanish politician, 123rd President of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1933-40), shot at 58
  • Oct 11 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist, dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Tom Mix, American actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60
  • Oct 17 George Davis, American Baseball HOF shortstop and manager (New York Giants; World Series 1906 Chicago WS), dies at 70
  • Oct 18 Suze Groeneweg, 1st woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber (1918-37), dies at 65
  • Oct 20 Gunnar Asplund, Swedish modernist architect (The Woodland Crematorium), dies at 55
  • Oct 21 William G. Conley, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)
  • Oct 24 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism), dies at 75
  • Oct 24 Victor Hollaender, German composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 28 Andrea d' Angeli, Italian composer, dies at 71