On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1941

  • Oct 3 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
  • Oct 5 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, dies at 84
  • Oct 8 Gustav "Gus" Kahn, German-American lyricist ("It Had to Be You"; "Makin' Whoopee"; "I'll See You in My Dreams"), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Oct 9 Helen Morgan, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Show Boat), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 41
  • Oct 12 Harry Micajah Daugherty, American politician, lawyer and political manager accused of corruption, dies at 81
  • Oct 13 GJ Berenschot, general/supreme commander Dutch East Indies army, dies
  • Oct 17 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies
  • Oct 18 Dirk Fock, Dutch politician and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1921-26), dies at 83
  • Oct 18 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal, dies at 81
  • Oct 20 Ken Farnes English cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies in a plane crash during WWII at 30
  • Oct 25 Robert Delaunay, French artist, dies at 56
  • Oct 26 Arkady Gaidar, Russian Soviet children's writer, killed in combat at 37
  • Oct 26 Victor Schertzinger, American composer and director (Uptown NY), dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist (physiology of development, fertilization, cell division), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Oct 29 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • Oct 31 Herwarth Walden, German art writer and critic, dies in a Soviet prison at 63