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10th of October 0680 EVENT Battle of Karbala: Hussain bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Muslims as Aashurah.
10th of October 0732 EVENT Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, the leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle.
10th of October 1471 EVENT Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with the help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark.
10th of October 1575 EVENT Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
10th of October 1580 EVENT After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Irish and Papal soldiers and civilians at Dun an Oir, Ireland.
10th of October 1582 EVENT Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10th of October 1631 EVENT A Saxon army takes over Prague.
10th of October 1780 EVENT The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
10th of October 1845 EVENT In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors.
10th of October 1860 EVENT The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee.
10th of October 1868 EVENT Carlos Cespedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba's independence
10th of October 1911 EVENT The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
10th of October 1911 EVENT The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
10th of October 1913 EVENT President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
10th of October 1920 EVENT The Carinthian Plebiscite determines that the larger part of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.
10th of October 1933 EVENT United Airlines Chesterton Crash: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
10th of October 1935 EVENT A coup d'etat by the royalist leadership of the Greek Armed Forces takes place in Athens. It overthrows the government of Panagis Tsaldaris and establishes a regency under Georgios Kondylis, effectively ending the Second Hellenic Republic.
10th of October 1938 EVENT The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.
10th of October 1942 EVENT The Soviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia.
10th of October 1943 EVENT Double Tenth Incident in Japanese controlled Singapore
10th of October 1944 EVENT Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.
10th of October 1945 EVENT The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact is commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement.
10th of October 1957 EVENT The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world's first major nuclear accident.
10th of October 1957 EVENT U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
10th of October 1963 EVENT France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
10th of October 1964 EVENT The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.
10th of October 1967 EVENT The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force.
10th of October 1970 EVENT Fiji becomes independent.
10th of October 1970 EVENT In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
10th of October 1971 EVENT Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
10th of October 1972 EVENT The 1972 Chicago commuter rail crash, killing 48, occurs due to foggy conditions, the accident push for changes in Chicago commuter rail, such as brightly colored ends on the cars.
10th of October 1973 EVENT Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
10th of October 1975 EVENT Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
10th of October 1985 EVENT United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested.
10th of October 1986 EVENT An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people.
10th of October 1997 EVENT An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.
10th of October 1998 EVENT A Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
10th of October 2006 EVENT The Greek city of Volos floods in one of the prefecture's worst recorded floods.
10th of October 2008 EVENT The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more.
10th of October 2009 EVENT After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
10th of October 2010 EVENT The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved.
10th of October 1344 BIRTHDAY Mary Plantagenet, English princess (d. 1362)
10th of October 1567 BIRTHDAY Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)
10th of October 1678 BIRTHDAY John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish soldier (d. 1743)
10th of October 1684 BIRTHDAY Antoine Watteau, French painter (d. 1721)
10th of October 1700 BIRTHDAY Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
10th of October 1731 BIRTHDAY Henry Cavendish, British scientist (d. 1810)
10th of October 1780 BIRTHDAY John Abercrombie, Scottish physician (d. 1844)
10th of October 1794 BIRTHDAY William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871)
10th of October 1813 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (d. 1901)
10th of October 1819 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Joseph Dominicus Denzinger, German theologian (d. 1883)
10th of October 1825 BIRTHDAY Paul Kruger, President of the Transvaal Republic (d. 1904)
10th of October 1828 BIRTHDAY Samuel J. Randall, 33rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)
10th of October 1830 BIRTHDAY Queen Isabella II of Spain (d. 1904)
10th of October 1834 BIRTHDAY Aleksis Kivi, Finnish author (d. 1872)
10th of October 1837 BIRTHDAY Robert Gould Shaw, American Army officer (d. 1863)
10th of October 1861 BIRTHDAY Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, Nobel laureate (d. 1930)
10th of October 1863 BIRTHDAY Helen Dunbar, American actress (d. 1933)
10th of October 1863 BIRTHDAY Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (d. 1912)
10th of October 1864 BIRTHDAY T. Frank Appleby, United States Congressman from New Jersey (d. 1924)
10th of October 1870 BIRTHDAY Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1953)
10th of October 1870 BIRTHDAY Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)
10th of October 1884 BIRTHDAY Ida Wust, German actress (d. 1958)
10th of October 1885 BIRTHDAY Walter Anderson, German folklorist (d. 1962)
10th of October 1889 BIRTHDAY Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter, portraitist and art forgers (d. 1947)
10th of October 1895 BIRTHDAY Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
10th of October 1895 BIRTHDAY Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
10th of October 1898 BIRTHDAY Lilly Dache, French-born milliner (d. 1989)
10th of October 1900 BIRTHDAY Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)
10th of October 1901 BIRTHDAY Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor (d. 1966)
10th of October 1903 BIRTHDAY Vernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (d. 1969)
10th of October 1903 BIRTHDAY Prince Charles of Belgium, Prince Regent of Belgium (d. 1983)
10th of October 1903 BIRTHDAY Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and educator (d. 2009)
10th of October 1906 BIRTHDAY Paul Creston, American composer (d. 1985)
10th of October 1906 BIRTHDAY R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)
10th of October 1908 BIRTHDAY Merce Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
10th of October 1908 BIRTHDAY Johnny Green, American songwriter, arranger and conductor (d. 1989)
10th of October 1909 BIRTHDAY Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director (d. 2010)
10th of October 1910 BIRTHDAY Julius Shulman, American architectural photographer (d. 2009)
10th of October 1911 BIRTHDAY Clare Hollingworth, British journalist
10th of October 1913 BIRTHDAY Claude Simon, French writer, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
10th of October 1914 BIRTHDAY Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
10th of October 1914 BIRTHDAY Ivory Joe Hunter, American R&B singer (d. 1974)
10th of October 1915 BIRTHDAY Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
10th of October 1917 BIRTHDAY Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (d. 1982)
10th of October 1919 BIRTHDAY Willard Estey, Canadian justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (d. 2002)
10th of October 1923 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Parsons, English actor
10th of October 1923 BIRTHDAY Murray Walker, British motorsport commentator
10th of October 1924 BIRTHDAY Ludmilla Tcherina, French ballet dancer and actress (d. 2004)
10th of October 1924 BIRTHDAY James Clavell, Australian author (d. 1994)
10th of October 1924 BIRTHDAY Ed Wood, American filmmaker (d. 1978)
10th of October 1925 BIRTHDAY Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman (d. 2001)
10th of October 1926 BIRTHDAY Richard Jaeckel, American actor (d. 1997)
10th of October 1927 BIRTHDAY Dana Elcar, American actor (d. 2005)
10th of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Sheila F. Walsh, English novelist (d. 2009)
10th of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Eugenio Castellotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1957)
10th of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
10th of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Yves Chauvin, French chemist, Nobel laureate
10th of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Harold Pinter, English playwright, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
10th of October 1932 BIRTHDAY Harry Smith, English footballer
10th of October 1933 BIRTHDAY Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
10th of October 1935 BIRTHDAY Andre Bureau, French Canadian communications executive
10th of October 1935 BIRTHDAY Abu Jihad, Founder of the Palestinian group Fatah (d. 1988)
10th of October 1936 BIRTHDAY Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
10th of October 1938 BIRTHDAY Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer
10th of October 1939 BIRTHDAY Joseph Pitts, American politician
10th of October 1940 BIRTHDAY Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (d. 2010)
10th of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Peter Coyote, American actor
10th of October 1942 BIRTHDAY Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
10th of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Frederick Barthelme, American author
10th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Charles Dance, English actor
10th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
10th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Peter Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player
10th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
10th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Ben Vereen, American actor
10th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY John Prine, American singer
10th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter
10th of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (d. 1998)
10th of October 1948 BIRTHDAY Ed Volker, American musician
10th of October 1948 BIRTHDAY Severine, French singer
10th of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Ioannis Glavakis, Greek politician
10th of October 1950 BIRTHDAY Nora Roberts, American novelist
10th of October 1951 BIRTHDAY Epeli Ganilau, Fijian statesman
10th of October 1953 BIRTHDAY Midge Ure, Scottish musician
10th of October 1953 BIRTHDAY Gus Williams, American basketball player
10th of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Patric Zimmerman, American voice actor
10th of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Rekha, Bollywood actress
10th of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian musician
10th of October 1954 BIRTHDAY David Lee Roth, American singer (Van Halen)
10th of October 1956 BIRTHDAY Amanda Burton, Northern Irish actress
10th of October 1956 BIRTHDAY Mark Gordon, American film producer
10th of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist
10th of October 1958 BIRTHDAY Tanya Tucker, American singer
10th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Julia Sweeney, American actress, comedian, and author
10th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
10th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Bradley Whitford, American actor
10th of October 1960 BIRTHDAY Eric Martin, American singer (Mr. Big)
10th of October 1960 BIRTHDAY Simon Townshend, British rock guitarist
10th of October 1960 BIRTHDAY Ron Flockhart, Canadian ice hockey player
10th of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Henrik J?rgensen, Danish marathon runner
10th of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Jodi Benson, American voice actress
10th of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Martin Kemp, British musician (Spandau Ballet) and actor
10th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
10th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian cross-country skier.
10th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer (d. 2003)
10th of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)
10th of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Sarah Lancashire, English actress
10th of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Quinton Flynn, American voice actor
10th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006)
10th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Rebecca Pidgeon, American actress
10th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan)
10th of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Tony Adams, English footballer
10th of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Bai Ling, Chinese American actress
10th of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Derrick McKey, American basketball player
10th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Littell, French-American writer
10th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco
10th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Mike Malinin, American drummer (Goo Goo Dolls)
10th of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker
10th of October 1968 BIRTHDAY DJ Skribble, American DJ, producer, remixer, radio personality and actor
10th of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Shawn "Thunderbird" Jamison, American basketball coach and ex Harlem Globetrotter
10th of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress
10th of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Swedish author and journalist
10th of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Francis Escudero, Filipino senator
10th of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Brett Favre, American football player
10th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger
10th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
10th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete
10th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Corinna May, German singer
10th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Sir Matthew Pinsent, English rower
10th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Ian Bennett, English footballer
10th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
10th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Russell Hantz, American Survivor Contestant
10th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter
10th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Alexei Zhitnik, Russian ice hockey player
10th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Dean Roland, American guitarist (Collective Soul)
10th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Mario Lopez, American actor
10th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Semmy Schilt, Dutch kickboxer
10th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Zach Thornton, American soccer player
10th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Assi Cohen, Israeli comedian and actor
10th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Chris Pronger, Canadian ice hockey player
10th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
10th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Dale Earnhardt Jr, American NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver
10th of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Ramon Morales, Mexican footballer
10th of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Ihsahn, Norwegian Musician (Emperor band)
10th of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Placido Polanco, Dominican baseball player
10th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-born skateboarder
10th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Shane Doan, Canadian ice hockey player
10th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Pat Burrell, American baseball player
10th of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, American actress
10th of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Scott Dobie, English born Scotland International footballer
10th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Mya Harrison, American singer
10th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Massu, Chilean tennis player
10th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Wu Chun, Brunei born Taiwanese actor (Fahrenheit/Fei Lun Hai)
10th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Ahn Chil Hyun (Kangta), lead singer of the former South Korean group H.O.T.
10th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Joel Przybilla, American basketball player
10th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
10th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Blaz Emersic, Slovenian ice hockey player
10th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
10th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Casey FitzSimmons, American football player
10th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Sherine, Egyptian singer
10th of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Michael Oliver, American actor
10th of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
10th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Amon Buchanan, Australian rules footballer
10th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver
10th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Nikos Spiropoulos, Greek footballer
10th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
10th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Tolga Zengin, Turkish football player
10th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
10th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress
10th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Amber Scott, American actress
10th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Paul Posluszny, American football player
10th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
10th of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Marina Diamandis, Welsh singer/songwriter
10th of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
10th of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
10th of October 1987 BIRTHDAY Ryan Mathews, American football player
10th of October 1987 BIRTHDAY Colin Slade, New Zealand rugby player
10th of October 1989 BIRTHDAY Aimee Teegarden, American actress
10th of October 1991 BIRTHDAY Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer
10th of October 1991 BIRTHDAY Mariana Esposito, Argentine actress, singer and model
10th of October 0019 DEATH Germanicus, Roman general (Born 15 BC)
10th of October 0680 DEATH Husayn ibn Ali, Shi'a Imam, Muhammad's grandson (Born 626)
10th of October 0732 DEATH Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Moorish Governor of Andalusia
10th of October 0833 DEATH al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (Born 786)
10th of October 1359 DEATH King Hugh IV of Cyprus (Born 1295)
10th of October 1459 DEATH Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist and classicist (Born 1380)
10th of October 1659 DEATH Abel Tasman, Dutch explorer (Born 1603)
10th of October 1674 DEATH Thomas Traherne, English poet
10th of October 1691 DEATH Isaac de Benserade, French poet (Born 1613)
10th of October 1708 DEATH David Gregory, Scottish mathematician (Born 1659)
10th of October 1714 DEATH Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (Born 1646)
10th of October 1720 DEATH Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (Born 1640)
10th of October 1723 DEATH William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England (Born 1665)
10th of October 1725 DEATH Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (Born 1643)
10th of October 1747 DEATH John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (Born 1674)
10th of October 1759 DEATH Granville Elliott, British military officer (Born 1713)
10th of October 1765 DEATH Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (Born 1688)
10th of October 1795 DEATH Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (Born 1714)
10th of October 1806 DEATH Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, German prince (Born 1772)
10th of October 1827 DEATH Ugo Foscolo, Italian writer (Born 1778)
10th of October 1837 DEATH Charles Fourier, French philosopher (Born 1772)
10th of October 1872 DEATH William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (Born 1801)
10th of October 1875 DEATH Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (Born 1817)
10th of October 1876 DEATH Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (Born 1814)
10th of October 1893 DEATH Lip Pike, American baseball player (Born 1845)
10th of October 1901 DEATH Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Born 1814)
10th of October 1911 DEATH Jack Daniel, American Distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery (Born 1846 or 1850)
10th of October 1913 DEATH Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (Born 1848)
10th of October 1913 DEATH Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (Born 1839)
10th of October 1914 DEATH King Carol I of Romania (Born 1839)
10th of October 1922 DEATH Andreas Karkavitsas, Greek writer (Born 1866)
10th of October 1927 DEATH Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (Born 1874)
10th of October 1930 DEATH Adolf Engler, German botanist (Born 1844)
10th of October 1940 DEATH Berton Churchill, Canadian actor (Born 1876)
10th of October 1948 DEATH Ted Horn, American race car driver (Born 1910)
10th of October 1953 DEATH Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand judge (Born 1884)
10th of October 1957 DEATH Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (Born 1885)
10th of October 1963 DEATH Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (Born 1893)
10th of October 1964 DEATH Eddie Cantor, American singer and vaudeville performer (Born 1892)
10th of October 1964 DEATH Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (Born 1888)
10th of October 1970 DEATH Edouard Daladier, French politician (Born 1884)
10th of October 1971 DEATH John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (Born 1901)
10th of October 1976 DEATH Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (Born 1939)
10th of October 1977 DEATH Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (Born 1930)
10th of October 1978 DEATH Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (Born 1910)
10th of October 1978 DEATH Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (Born 1914)
10th of October 1979 DEATH Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (Born 1931)
10th of October 1979 DEATH Paul Paray, French conductor (Born 1886)
10th of October 1982 DEATH Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (Born 1908)
10th of October 1983 DEATH Ralph Richardson, English actor (Born 1902)
10th of October 1985 DEATH Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (Born 1920)
10th of October 1985 DEATH Orson Welles, American director and actor (Born 1915)
10th of October 1986 DEATH Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (Born 1899)
10th of October 1990 DEATH Tom Murton, American penologist (Born 1928)
10th of October 1990 DEATH Nikolaos Pavlopoulos, Greek sculptor and writer (Born 1909)
10th of October 1998 DEATH Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (Born 1906)
10th of October 1998 DEATH Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler (Born 1957)
10th of October 2000 DEATH Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (Born 1916)
10th of October 2001 DEATH Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (Born 1911)
10th of October 2001 DEATH Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (Born 1917)
10th of October 2002 DEATH Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (Born 1948)
10th of October 2003 DEATH Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Born 1925)
10th of October 2004 DEATH Christopher Reeve, American actor (Born 1952)
10th of October 2004 DEATH Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (Born 1963)
10th of October 2004 DEATH Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (Born 1932)
10th of October 2004 DEATH Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (Born 1915)
10th of October 2005 DEATH Milton Obote, President of Uganda (Born 1925)
10th of October 2005 DEATH Wayne Booth, American literary critic (Born 1921)
10th of October 2006 DEATH Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (Born 1932)
10th of October 2006 DEATH Ian Scott, Canadian politician (Born 1934)
10th of October 2007 DEATH Mehmed Uzun, contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist (Born 1953)
10th of October 2008 DEATH Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (Born 1947)
10th of October 2009 DEATH Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (Born 1976)
10th of October 2010 DEATH Solomon Burke, American singer (Born 1940)
10th of October 2010 DEATH Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Born 1926)