Famous Deaths in October 1952

  • Oct 3 Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
  • Oct 5 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884 or 1885)
  • Oct 8 Joe Adams, American baseball player (b. 1877)
  • Oct 20 Basil Radford, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Whiskey Galore, Night Train), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Oct 23 Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest), dies at 31
  • Oct 24 Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61
  • Oct 25 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer, dies at 75

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Oct 26 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With the Wind), dies of breast cancer at 57

  • Oct 28 Billy Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor, Nationalist: 1915-23), dies at 90
  • Oct 31 U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)