On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1950

  • Oct 5 Frederic Lewy, German neurologist (b. 1885)

Willis Carrier

Oct 7 Willis Carrier, American engineer (developed modern air conditioning), dies at 73

George Hainsworth

Oct 9 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), dies in a car accident at 55

  • Oct 13 Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)
  • Oct 19 Edna St Vincent Millay, American poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), dies at 58
  • Oct 20 Henry L. Stimson, American statesman (46th United States Secretary of State), dies at 83

Al Jolson

Oct 23 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], Lithuanian-American pop vocalist ("Mamie"; "Swanee"), and silent film actor, (The Jazz Singer). dies at 64

  • Oct 29 Gustav V, King of Sweden (1907-1950), dies at 92
  • Oct 31 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet and writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
  • Oct 31 Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist, dies at 72