On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1960

  • Oct 2 Jaroslav Doubrava, Czech composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 5 Alfred L. Kroeber, American anthropologist and author (Anthropologist looks at History), dies at 84
  • Oct 6 Douglas Spencer, American actor (The Thing from Another World, This Island Earth, River of No Return), dies from diabetes at 50
  • Oct 9 Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
  • Oct 11 Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], American actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), dies of cancer at 50
  • Oct 12 Inejiro Asanuma, Leader of the Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
  • Oct 14 Abram F. Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies at 79
  • Oct 15 Clara Kimball Young, American actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
  • Oct 15 Henny Porten, German silent screen actress (Mother Love), dies at 70
  • Oct 15 Maude Eburne, Canadian actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84
  • Oct 19 Günter Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
  • Oct 22 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian painter and decorator, dies at 67
  • Oct 25 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights; Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
  • Oct 25 Henry George "Harry" Ferguson, Irish aviator, engineer and inventor (Modern tractor), dies at 75
  • Oct 30 Alfred Hill, Australian-New Zealand composer and conductor (Hinemoa), dies at 90
  • Oct 31 H L Davis, American writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64