On This Day

Deaths in History in October 1941

  • Oct 5 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, dies at 84
  • Oct 12 Harry Micajah Daugherty, American politician, lawyer and political manager accused of corruption, dies at 81
  • Oct 13 GJ Berenschot, general/supreme commander Dutch East Indies army, dies
  • Oct 17 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies
  • Oct 18 Dirk Fock, Dutch politician and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1921-26), dies at 83
  • Oct 18 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal, dies at 81
  • Oct 25 Robert Delaunay, French artist, dies at 56
  • Oct 26 Arkady Gaidar, Russian Soviet children's writer, killed in combat at 37
  • Oct 27 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist (physiology of development, fertilization, cell division), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Oct 31 Herwarth Walden, German art writer and critic, dies in a Soviet prison at 63