On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1963

  • Oct 2 Herb Joesting, College Football Hall of Fame halfback/fullback (Uni of Minnesota; Chicago Bears), dies from heart failure at 58
  • Oct 3 Bobby McDermott, American Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (2 × NBL Coach of the Year 1944-45, Fort Wayne Pistons), dies at 49
  • Oct 7 Grace Darmond, silent screen actress (Below the Surface), dies at 69
  • Oct 7 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), dies from an internal hemorrhage at 63
  • Oct 8 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • Oct 9 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer, dies at 85
  • Oct 10 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer, dies at 70

Person of interestEdith Piaf

Oct 11 Édith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies of liver cancer at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • Oct 11 Jean Cocteau, French poet and writer (Les Enfants Terribles), dies at 73
  • Oct 15 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss-French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies at 88
  • Oct 15 Horton Smith. American golfer (US Masters 1934, 36), dies of Hodgkin's disease at 55
  • Oct 17 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (proved the prime number theorem), dies at 97
  • Oct 18 Claudio Carneyro, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 21 George Cressey, American geographer (Crossroads), dies at 66
  • Oct 21 Józef Franczak, Polish soldier and anti-communist resistance fighter who was the last cursed soldiers, dies in a firefight with 35 functionaries of a ZOMO (paramilitary riot police) at 45
  • Oct 22 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, dies at 73
  • Oct 23 Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78
  • Oct 24 Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29
  • Oct 25 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 28 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, dies at 81
  • Oct 29 Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73
  • Oct 31 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), dies at 69