Famous People Who Died in October 1964

  • Oct 1 Ernst Toch, Austrian composer (Geographical Fugue), music theorist (Melodielehre), and Pulitzer Prize winner (1956), dies at 76
  • Oct 6 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • Oct 6 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • Oct 7 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, dies at 84
  • Oct 8 Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 10 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), dies from an accidental overdose at 39
  • Oct 10 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (The Art of Piano Playing), dies at 76
  • Oct 10 Konrad Bayer, Ausrian writer, commits suicide at 31
  • Oct 10 Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52
  • Oct 12 J Howard Frazer, USTA pres, dies in office

Cole PorterCole Porter (1891-1964)

Oct 15 American composer and lyricist ("Anything Goes"; "Night And Day"; "I've Got You Under My Skin"), dies of kidney failure at 73

  • Oct 19 Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51
  • Oct 19 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (Henry Handel Richardson: A Study), dies at 79

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover (1874-1964)

Oct 20 American politician and 31st President of the United States (Republican: 1929-33), dies in NY at 90

  • Oct 20 Miles Lampson, 1st Baron Killearn, English diplomat (High Commissioner of Egypt and the Sudan), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Pakistan Muslim League, dies at 70
  • Oct 25 Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
  • Oct 26 Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
  • Oct 27 Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63
  • Oct 27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • Oct 28 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • Oct 31 Theodore Freeman, American astronaut (1st NASA astronaut fatality), dies in a T-38 jet air crash at 34