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1st of October 0959 EVENT Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
1st of October 1189 EVENT Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
1st of October 1553 EVENT Coronation of Queen Mary I of England
1st of October 1787 EVENT Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
1st of October 1791 EVENT First session of the French Legislative Assembly.
1st of October 1795 EVENT Belgium is conquered by France.
1st of October 1800 EVENT Spain cedes Louisiana to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
1st of October 1811 EVENT The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1st of October 1814 EVENT Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoleon the previous spring.
1st of October 1827 EVENT The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
1st of October 1829 EVENT South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; it will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
1st of October 1843 EVENT The News of the World tabloid begins publication in London.
1st of October 1847 EVENT German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
1st of October 1854 EVENT The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of watch manufacturing.
1st of October 1869 EVENT Austria issues the world's first postcards.
1st of October 1880 EVENT First electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison.
1st of October 1880 EVENT John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
1st of October 1887 EVENT Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
1st of October 1890 EVENT The Yosemite National Park and the Yellowstone National Park are established by the U.S. Congress.
1st of October 1891 EVENT In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
1st of October 1898 EVENT The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
1st of October 1898 EVENT Czar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
1st of October 1903 EVENT Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
1st of October 1905 EVENT Frantisek Pavlik is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leos Janacek to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
1st of October 1908 EVENT Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
1st of October 1910 EVENT Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.
1st of October 1918 EVENT World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus.
1st of October 1920 EVENT Sir Percy Cox lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
1st of October 1928 EVENT The Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
1st of October 1931 EVENT The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
1st of October 1936 EVENT Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
1st of October 1937 EVENT The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
1st of October 1938 EVENT Germany annexes the Sudetenland.
1st of October 1939 EVENT After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces enter the city.
1st of October 1940 EVENT The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.
1st of October 1942 EVENT USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru not knowing she is carrying British PoWs from Hong Kong
1st of October 1942 EVENT First flight of the Bell XP-59 "Aircomet".
1st of October 1943 EVENT World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.
1st of October 1946 EVENT Mensa International is founded in the United Kingdom.
1st of October 1946 EVENT Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
1st of October 1947 EVENT The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
1st of October 1949 EVENT The People's Republic of China is established and declared by Mao Zedong.
1st of October 1957 EVENT First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.
1st of October 1958 EVENT NASA is created to replace NACA.
1st of October 1960 EVENT Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1st of October 1961 EVENT East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
1st of October 1962 EVENT First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
1st of October 1964 EVENT The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.
1st of October 1964 EVENT Japanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
1st of October 1965 EVENT Apostasia of 1965, a political move in Greece designed to overthrow the Prime Minister, George Papandreou.
1st of October 1965 EVENT General Suharto crushes an attempted coup in Indonesia.
1st of October 1966 EVENT West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
1st of October 1968 EVENT The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
1st of October 1969 EVENT Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
1st of October 1971 EVENT Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1st of October 1975 EVENT The Seychelles gain internal self-government. The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.
1st of October 1975 EVENT Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.
1st of October 1978 EVENT Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1st of October 1978 EVENT The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
1st of October 1979 EVENT The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
1st of October 1982 EVENT Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
1st of October 1982 EVENT Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
1st of October 1982 EVENT EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1st of October 1985 EVENT The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
1st of October 1987 EVENT The Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley, registering as magnitude 5.9.
1st of October 1989 EVENT Denmark introduces the world's first legal modern same-sex civil union called "registered partnership".
1st of October 1991 EVENT New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 comes into force.
1st of October 1992 EVENT Turkish destroyer TCG Muavenet is crippled causing 27 deaths and injuries, by missiles negligently launched by U.S. aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.
1st of October 1994 EVENT Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).
1st of October 1998 EVENT Vladimir Putin becomes a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
1st of October 2009 EVENT The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.
1st of October 1207 BIRTHDAY King Henry III of England (d. 1272)
1st of October 1507 BIRTHDAY Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect (d. 1573)
1st of October 1540 BIRTHDAY Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1617)
1st of October 1577 BIRTHDAY Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar and saint (d. 1622)
1st of October 1620 BIRTHDAY Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (d. 1683)
1st of October 1644 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (d. 1682)
1st of October 1671 BIRTHDAY Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (d. 1742)
1st of October 1685 BIRTHDAY Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1740)
1st of October 1691 BIRTHDAY Arthur Onslow, English politician (d. 1768)
1st of October 1730 BIRTHDAY Richard Stockton, American attorney and signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1781)
1st of October 1760 BIRTHDAY William Thomas Beckford, English writer and politician (d. 1844)
1st of October 1771 BIRTHDAY Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (d. 1842)
1st of October 1791 BIRTHDAY Sergei Aksakov, Russian writer (d. 1859)
1st of October 1800 BIRTHDAY Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist (d. 1861)
1st of October 1808 BIRTHDAY Mary Anna Custis Lee, American plantation owner and wife of Robert E. Lee (d. 1873)
1st of October 1832 BIRTHDAY Henry Clay Work, American composer (d. 1884)
1st of October 1835 BIRTHDAY Adam Politzer, Austrian physician (d. 1920)
1st of October 1842 BIRTHDAY Charles Cros, French poet and inventor (d. 1888)
1st of October 1847 BIRTHDAY Annie Besant, British theosophist and feminist (d. 1933)
1st of October 1865 BIRTHDAY Paul Dukas, French composer (d. 1935)
1st of October 1870 BIRTHDAY Josiah Edward Spurr, American geologist (d. 1950)
1st of October 1878 BIRTHDAY Othmar Spann, Austrian philosopher and economist (d. 1950)
1st of October 1881 BIRTHDAY William Boeing, American engineer (d. 1956)
1st of October 1885 BIRTHDAY Louis Untermeyer, American author (d. 1977)
1st of October 1887 BIRTHDAY Shizuichi Tanaka, Japanese general (d. 1945)
1st of October 1888 BIRTHDAY Charles Jordan, American magician (d. 1944)
1st of October 1890 BIRTHDAY Stanley Holloway, British actor (d. 1982)
1st of October 1893 BIRTHDAY Cliff Friend, American songwriter (d. 1974)
1st of October 1896 BIRTHDAY Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistani statesman (d. 1951)
1st of October 1896 BIRTHDAY Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)
1st of October 1899 BIRTHDAY Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
1st of October 1900 BIRTHDAY Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
1st of October 1903 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-born American pianist (d. 1989)
1st of October 1904 BIRTHDAY Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
1st of October 1904 BIRTHDAY A.K. Gopalan, Indian nationalist (d. 1977)
1st of October 1907 BIRTHDAY Odon Partos, Hungarian-born Israeli violist and composer (d. 1977)
1st of October 1909 BIRTHDAY Maurice Bardeche, French fascist (d. 1998)
1st of October 1909 BIRTHDAY Sam Yorty, American politician (d. 1998)
1st of October 1910 BIRTHDAY Fritz Koberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
1st of October 1910 BIRTHDAY Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (d. 1934)
1st of October 1910 BIRTHDAY Jose Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)
1st of October 1912 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Ollerenshaw, British mathematician
1st of October 1913 BIRTHDAY Helio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)
1st of October 1914 BIRTHDAY Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)
1st of October 1915 BIRTHDAY Jerome Bruner, American cognitive psychologist
1st of October 1917 BIRTHDAY Cahal Daly, Irish Roman Catholic Archbishop (d. 2009)
1st of October 1920 BIRTHDAY Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
1st of October 1921 BIRTHDAY James Whitmore, American actor (d. 2009)
1st of October 1922 BIRTHDAY Kim Ki-young, South Korean film director (d. 1998)
1st of October 1924 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1st of October 1924 BIRTHDAY William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)
1st of October 1924 BIRTHDAY Roger Williams, American pianist
1st of October 1925 BIRTHDAY Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1st of October 1927 BIRTHDAY Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)
1st of October 1927 BIRTHDAY Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
1st of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Laurence Harvey, Lithuanian-born actor (d. 1973)
1st of October 1928 BIRTHDAY George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
1st of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (d. 1969)
1st of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Sivaji Ganesan, Indian Tamil actor (d. 2001)
1st of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician
1st of October 1929 BIRTHDAY Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity
1st of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver (d. 2009)
1st of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Richard Harris, Irish actor (d. 2002)
1st of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Philippe Noiret, French actor (d. 2006)
1st of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
1st of October 1931 BIRTHDAY Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
1st of October 1932 BIRTHDAY Albert Collins, American guitarist (d. 1993)
1st of October 1935 BIRTHDAY Julie Andrews, British actress and singer
1st of October 1935 BIRTHDAY Petros Fyssoun, Greek actor
1st of October 1936 BIRTHDAY Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)
1st of October 1936 BIRTHDAY Stella Stevens, American actress
1st of October 1939 BIRTHDAY George Archer, American golfer (d. 2005)
1st of October 1939 BIRTHDAY Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
1st of October 1942 BIRTHDAY Jean-Pierre Jabouille, French race car driver
1st of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Jean-Jacques Annaud, French film director
1st of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Angele Arsenault, Canadian singer and songwriter
1st of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Jerry Martini, American saxophonist (Sly & the Family Stone)
1st of October 1945 BIRTHDAY Rod Carew, Panamanian-born baseball player
1st of October 1945 BIRTHDAY Donny Hathaway, American soul musician and composer (d. 1979)
1st of October 1945 BIRTHDAY Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
1st of October 1945 BIRTHDAY Ellen McIlwaine, American singer/songwriter
1st of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Tim O'Brien, American writer
1st of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Dave Arneson, American game designer (d. 2009)
1st of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist
1st of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
1st of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue) (d. 2006)
1st of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Stephen Collins, American actor
1st of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Martin Turner, British bassist/vocalist (Wishbone Ash)
1st of October 1948 BIRTHDAY Cub Koda, American singer (Brownsville Station) (d. 2000)
1st of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Andre Rieu, Dutch violinist, conductor and composer
1st of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Isaac Bonewits, American author (d. 2010)
1st of October 1950 BIRTHDAY Randy Quaid, American actor
1st of October 1950 BIRTHDAY Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
1st of October 1950 BIRTHDAY Elpida, Greek singer (Sokrati, Tora Zo)
1st of October 1951 BIRTHDAY Brian Greenway, Canadian musician (April Wine)
1st of October 1952 BIRTHDAY Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
1st of October 1953 BIRTHDAY Pete Falcone, American baseball player
1st of October 1953 BIRTHDAY John Hegley, British poet
1st of October 1953 BIRTHDAY Grete Waitz, Norwegian athlete
1st of October 1953 BIRTHDAY Klaus Wowereit, German politician, Mayor of Berlin
1st of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
1st of October 1955 BIRTHDAY Howard Hewett, American singer
1st of October 1955 BIRTHDAY Jeff Reardon, American baseball player
1st of October 1956 BIRTHDAY Theresa May, British politician
1st of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
1st of October 1958 BIRTHDAY Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
1st of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Mark Aizlewood, Welsh footballer
1st of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer
1st of October 1960 BIRTHDAY Gerald Scheunemann, German footballer
1st of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Robert Rey, Brazilian plastic surgeon and television personality
1st of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Gary Ablett, Australian rules footballer
1st of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Rico Constantino, American professional wrestler
1st of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Corrie van Zyl, South African cricketer
1st of October 1962 BIRTHDAY Paul Walsh, English footballer
1st of October 1962 BIRTHDAY Esai Morales, American actor
1st of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Jean-Denis Deletraz, Swiss race car driver
1st of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Mark McGwire, American baseball player
1st of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Harry Hill, British comedian
1st of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
1st of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Sarfati, Australian chess player, scientist, and author
1st of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Andreas Keller, German field hockey player
1st of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Cindy Margolis, American model and spokesmodel
1st of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Cliff Ronning, Canadian ice hockey player
1st of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Ted King, American actor
1st of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Chris Reason, Australian journalist
1st of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Christopher Titus, American actor and comedian
1st of October 1966 BIRTHDAY George Weah, Liberian politician and footballer
1st of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer
1st of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Scott Young, American ice hockey player
1st of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Mike Pringle, American football player
1st of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Rob Collard, British racing driver
1st of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Jon Guenther, American author
1st of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Igor Ulanov, Russian hockey player
1st of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
1st of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Zach Galifianakis, American comedian and actor
1st of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Marcus Stephen, Nauruan politician
1st of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor
1st of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Jung Joon-ho, South Korean actor and singer
1st of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Simon Davey, Welsh football manager
1st of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Alexei Zhamnov, Russian ice hockey player
1st of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Andrew O'Keefe, Australian television personality
1st of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress
1st of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Song Il Gook, Korean actor
1st of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Jean Paulo Fernandes, Brazilian footballer
1st of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Ronen Altman Kaydar, Israeli Author
1st of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Esa Holopainen, Finnish guitarist (Amorphis)
1st of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Jana Henke, German swimmer
1st of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Rachid Chekhemani, French runner
1st of October 1973 BIRTHDAY John Thomson, American baseball player
1st of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Mats Lindgren, Swedish ice hockey player
1st of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Christian Borle, American actor
1st of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone) and actor
1st of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Sherri Saum, American actress
1st of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress
1st of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Zoltan Sebescen, German footballer
1st of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Kim Suna, Korean actress
1st of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Dora Venter, Hungarian pornographic film actress
1st of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor
1st of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Umit Karan, Turkish footballer
1st of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Denis Gauthier, Canadian hockey player
1st of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Kona Carmack, American model
1st of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver
1st of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Leticia Cline, American model and TV personality
1st of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Rudi Johnson, American football player
1st of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Gilberto Martinez, Costa Rican footballer
1st of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Marko Stanojevic, English-born Italian rugby union footballer
1st of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Ryan Pontbriand, American football player
1st of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Antonio Narciso, Italian footballer
1st of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Julio Baptista, Brazilian footballer
1st of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Rupert Friend, British actor
1st of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer
1st of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Johnny Oduya, Swedish ice hockey player
1st of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Tom Donnelly, New Zealand rugby player
1st of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish singer
1st of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Haruna Babangida, Nigerian footballer
1st of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Mirko Vucinic, Montenegrin footballer
1st of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Matt Cain, American baseball player
1st of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Daniel Guillen, Spanish footballer
1st of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Ryo Miyamori, Japanese singer
1st of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Nazimuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi cricketer
1st of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka
1st of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Dizzee Rascal, English rapper
1st of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Tim Deasy, English footballer
1st of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Matthew Gonzalez,American Figure Skater
1st of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Sayaka, Japanese singer
1st of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Jurnee Smollett, American actress
1st of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Justin Westhoff, Australian rules footballer
1st of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Vaz Te, Portuguese footballer
1st of October 1987 BIRTHDAY Lionel Ainsworth, English footballer
1st of October 1987 BIRTHDAY Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor and singer
1st of October 1988 BIRTHDAY Cariba Heine, Australian actress
1st of October 1990 BIRTHDAY Charlie Mcdonnell, English videoblogger
1st of October 1997 BIRTHDAY Sam Verlinden, New Zealander singer and actor
1st of October 2003 BIRTHDAY Charlotte Cleverley-Bisman, New Zealander quadruple amputee
1st of October 0959 DEATH King Edwy of England
1st of October 1040 DEATH Alan III, Duke of Brittany (poisoned) (Born 997)
1st of October 1189 DEATH Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar
1st of October 1310 DEATH Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon (Born 1257)
1st of October 1404 DEATH Pope Boniface IX (Born 1356)
1st of October 1499 DEATH Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (Born 1433)
1st of October 1500 DEATH John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
1st of October 1567 DEATH Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (Born 1508)
1st of October 1570 DEATH Frans Floris, Flemish painter (Born 1520)
1st of October 1574 DEATH Marten Jacobszoon Heemskerk van Veen, Dutch painter (Born 1498)
1st of October 1578 DEATH Don John of Austria, military leader (Born 1547)
1st of October 1588 DEATH Blessed Edward James, Catholic martyr
1st of October 1602 DEATH Hernando de Cabezon, Spanish composer (Born 1541)
1st of October 1609 DEATH Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer
1st of October 1684 DEATH Pierre Corneille, French author (Born 1606)
1st of October 1693 DEATH Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian (Born 1619)
1st of October 1708 DEATH John Blow, British composer (Born 1649)
1st of October 1768 DEATH Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (Born 1687)
1st of October 1837 DEATH Robert Clark, American politician (Born 1777)
1st of October 1838 DEATH Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (Born 1768)
1st of October 1864 DEATH Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (Born 1817)
1st of October 1876 DEATH James Lick, California land baron (Born 1796)
1st of October 1878 DEATH Mindon Min, King of Burma (Born 1808)
1st of October 1885 DEATH John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (Born 1799)
1st of October 1901 DEATH Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan amir
1st of October 1913 DEATH Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (Born 1827)
1st of October 1919 DEATH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (Born 1860)
1st of October 1929 DEATH Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (Born 1861)
1st of October 1942 DEATH Ants Piip, Estonian Prime Minister (Born 1884)
1st of October 1955 DEATH Charles Christie, American film studio owner (Born 1880)
1st of October 1958 DEATH Robert Falk, Russian painter (Born 1886)
1st of October 1959 DEATH Enrico de Nicola, 1st President of the Italian Republic (Born 1877)
1st of October 1970 DEATH Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (Born 1893)
1st of October 1974 DEATH Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (Born 1901)
1st of October 1975 DEATH Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) (Born 1935)
1st of October 1984 DEATH Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (Born 1911)
1st of October 1985 DEATH E. B. White, American author (Born 1899)
1st of October 1986 DEATH Archie League, generally considered the first air traffic controller (Born 1907)
1st of October 1988 DEATH Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (Born 1897)
1st of October 1990 DEATH Curtis LeMay, American Air Force general (Born 1906)
1st of October 1992 DEATH Petra Kelly, German politician (Born 1947)
1st of October 1994 DEATH Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (Born 1915)
1st of October 1996 DEATH Pat McGeown, Provisional Irish Republican Army member (Born 1956)
1st of October 1997 DEATH Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (Born 1923)
1st of October 1998 DEATH Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (Born 1928)
1st of October 1999 DEATH Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (Born 1963)
1st of October 2000 DEATH Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (Born 1928)
1st of October 2000 DEATH Reginald Kray, British gangster (Born 1933)
1st of October 2001 DEATH Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (Born 1919)
1st of October 2001 DEATH Guy Beaulne, French-Canadian actor and theatre director (Born 1921)
1st of October 2002 DEATH Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (Born 1908)
1st of October 2004 DEATH Richard Avedon, American photographer (Born 1923)
1st of October 2004 DEATH Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (Born 1946)
1st of October 2006 DEATH Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (Born 1938)
1st of October 2006 DEATH Andre Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (Born 1952)
1st of October 2007 DEATH Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (Born 1965)
1st of October 2007 DEATH Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (Born 1932)
1st of October 2007 DEATH Al Oerter, American track and field athlete (Born 1936)
1st of October 2007 DEATH Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (Born 1931)
1st of October 2007 DEATH Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (Born 1928)
1st of October 2008 DEATH John Biddle, American yachting cinematographer and lecturer (Born 1925)
1st of October 2008 DEATH Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio) (Born 1933)
1st of October 2009 DEATH Cintio Vitier, Cuban poet and essayist (Born 1921)
1st of October 2010 DEATH Ian Buxton, English footballer and cricketer (Born 1938)

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