On This Day

Deaths in History in October 1963

  • Oct 8 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • Oct 10 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer, dies at 70
  • 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 17 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (proved the prime number theorem), dies at 97
  • 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