On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1957

  • Oct 10 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician, Chief of the Medical Office of the Waffen-SS, dies at 72
  • Oct 14 [Carl] Natanael Berg, Swedish composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 17 John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70
  • Oct 19 V. Gordon Childe, British archaeologist and prehistorian, dies at 65
  • Oct 23 Frederick Burton, American actor (The Big Trail, One Way Passage), dies at 86
  • Oct 25 Henry Van de Velde, Flemish painter and architect (Art Nouveau), dies at 94
  • Oct 25 Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods), dies at 79
  • Oct 25 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73
  • Oct 26 Níkos Kazantzákis, prominent Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ), dies at 74
  • Oct 28 Anthony J Morabito, co-owner of San Francisco '49ers, dies while watching a game
  • Oct 29 Louis B. Mayer, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM), dies at 71
  • Oct 29 Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl, strangled in her apartment in an unsolved murder at 24