On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1958 (Part 2)

  • Oct 24 Esther Delterne, Flemish actress/revue-artists, dies at 81
  • Oct 24 Martin Shaw, English composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 24 G. E. Moore, English philosopher (systematic approach to ethical problems), dies at 84
  • Oct 27 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Joseph Klausner, Polish-Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84
  • Oct 29 Zoe Akins, American playwright (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1935), dies at 71
  • Oct 30 Rose Macaulay, English writer (The Towers of Trebizond), dies at 77
  • Nov 2 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 3 Harry Revel, movie composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee), dies
  • Nov 6 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 12 James Michael Curley, American politician (53rd Governor of Massachusetts, 1935-37), dies at 83
  • Nov 13 Bart van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), dies at 81
  • Nov 15 Tyrone Power, American actor (The Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 16 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], American author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • Nov 16 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Mort Cooper, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1942, 43, 45, 46; World Series 1942, 44; NL MVP 1942), dies of cirrhosis and a staphylococcal infection at 45

  • Nov 18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • Nov 21 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader ; NY Giants), dies of injuries sustained in an auto accident at 49
  • Nov 24 Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, British lawyer and politician who helps form League of Nations (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
  • Nov 25 Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (auto self-starter), dies at 82
  • Nov 27 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 30 Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)
  • Dec 1 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), dies from chronic throat disease at 45
  • Dec 5 Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67
  • Dec 6 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 8 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more double than Pete Rose, dies at 70
  • Dec 10 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician (Artus Quellin), dies at 72
  • Dec 10 Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder (b.1864)
  • Dec 12 Milutin Milanković, Serbian astronomer and geophysicist (linked long-term changes in climate to astronomical factors affecting the amount of solar energy received at Earth’s surface), dies at 79
  • Dec 13 Ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed
  • Dec 13 Barhanuddin Bashajan, Iraqi minister of Foreign affairs, executed
  • Dec 13 Brand Dirck Ochse, Dutch filmmaker and co-founder (Polygoon), dies at 66
  • Dec 13 Rafiq Aref, Iraqi chief-staff Arabs Statenbond, executed
  • Dec 13 Tim Moore, American actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 71
  • Dec 15 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss-American theoretical physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945), dies at 58
  • Dec 21 H. B. Warner, British actor (Sunset Boulevard, The King of Kings), dies at 83
  • Dec 21 Lion Feuchtwanger, philosopher/writer (Der falsche Nero), dies at 74
  • Dec 22 Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75
  • Dec 26 Harry Redman, American composer, writer, and artist, dies on 89th birthday
  • Dec 29 Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, dies at 72