Famous People Who Died in October 1945

  • Oct 1 Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Traumatic Shock), dies at 73
  • Oct 6 Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician, dies by hanging himself while awaiting trial for war crimes at Nuremberg at 45
  • Oct 8 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), dies at 76
  • Oct 8 Herman Theodoor Colenbrander, Dutch historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Jesse James Payne, a sharecropper, lynched in Madison County, Florida

Milton S. HersheyMilton S. Hershey (1857-1945)

Oct 13 American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, dies at 86

Pierre LavalPierre Laval (1883-1945)

Oct 15 Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), executed by firing squad for high treason at 62

  • Oct 18 Fred Hovey, American tennis player (US Nationals 1895), dies at 77
  • Oct 19 Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary and president (1924-28), dies at 68
  • Oct 21 Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor (The Black Cat, Bell for Adano, Big Store), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Oct 24 Robert Ley, German nazi, commits suicide

Vidkun QuislingVidkun Quisling (1887-1945)

Oct 24 Norwegian Minister of Defense and Prime Minister (1942-45), executed for collaborating with the Nazis at 58

  • Oct 26 Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician, dies at 82
  • Oct 26 Paul Pelliot, French Sinologist and Orientalist best known for his explorations of Central Asia and his discovery of many important Chinese texts among the Dunhuang manuscripts, dies at 67
  • Oct 29 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), dies at 72
  • Oct 31 Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), dies at 66