On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1934

  • Oct 4 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago WS; first AL no-hitter 1902), dies at 60
  • Oct 5 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), dies of complications from tuberculosis at 29
  • Oct 9 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer, French Premier and Foreign Minister, assassinated by Croatian nationalist at 72
  • Oct 9 King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, assassinated by Georgief (Croatian terrorist) at 45
  • Oct 12 Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer dies aged 82
  • Oct 15 Raymond Poincaré, French president and Prime Minister (1912), dies at 74
  • Oct 17 Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist (central nervous system) and neuroscientist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906), dies at 82
  • Oct 19 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (houtgravures), dies at 63

Person of interestPretty Boy Floyd

Oct 22 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, American gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal, shot dead at 30 by the FBI in Ohio

  • Oct 25 Frank Sprague, American inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77
  • Oct 29 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, dies at 71