On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1952

  • Oct 3 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), dies at 56
  • Oct 5 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian-American racing driver, dies at 68
  • Oct 8 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 74
  • Oct 20 Basil Radford, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Whiskey Galore, Night Train), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Oct 22 Ernst RĂ¼din, Swiss-German psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist, dies at 78
  • Oct 23 Susan Peters [Suzanne Carnahan], American actress (Random Harvest; Young Ideas), dies of complications resulting from pyelonephritis, pneumonia, and starvation at 31
  • Oct 24 Frederick Jacobi, American composer, dies at 61
  • Oct 25 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer, dies at 75

Person of interestHattie McDaniel

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

  • Oct 26 Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1900), dies at 74
  • 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)