On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1954

  • Oct 3 Herbert Prior, British actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire), dies at 87
  • Oct 5 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Hakon Børresen, Danish composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 8 Morten Korch, Danish author, dies at 78
  • Oct 12 George Welch, American World War II flying ace (Medal of Honor nominee) and test pilot, dies in a plane crash of his experiential F-100 Super Sabre at 36
  • Oct 20 Wilbur Shaw, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1937, 39, 40; Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991), dies in an airplane crash at 51
  • Oct 22 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer and pilot, dies at 54
  • Oct 22 Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)
  • Oct 22 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), dies at 64
  • Oct 23 Henri Zagwijn, Dutch composer and musicologist, dies at 76 [1]
  • Oct 26 Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, dies
  • Oct 27 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
  • Oct 27 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), dies at 79
  • Oct 27 Sydney Horler, English detective writer (Checkmate), dies at 66