Died On October 11th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 11. The list includes people like Meriwether Lewis, Jean Cocteau, James Prescott Joule, Anton Bruckner, Chico Marx. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, actors and sculptors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Australia and many more countries.
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Angela Lansbury
(Actress and Singer Whose Career Spanned Over 80 Years)
Angela Lansbury
96
Birthdate: October 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2022

Angela Lansbury played a key role in shaping the Golden Age of Hollywood. Recognized as one of the few stars still alive from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, Angela Lansbury has received accolades, such as an Honorary Oscar. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II appointed her a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

 2 
Edith Piaf
(French Singer and One of Country's Most Widely Known International Stars)
Edith Piaf
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1963
France’s legendary singer and actor Édith Piaf, or the “Little Sparrow,” is best remembered for her iconic Grammy Hall of Fame-inducted song La Vie en Rose and the classic Non, je ne regrette rien. Raised by the prostitutes of her grandmother’s brothel, she began her life as a street singer.
 3 
Redd Foxx
(Comedian)
Redd Foxx
18
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 4 
Robert Forster
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Max Cherry’ in the Film ‘Jackie Brown’)
Robert Forster
5
Birthdate: July 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: 2019

A prominent actor who was active in the entertainment industry for five decades, Robert Forster was known for his versatility. As a college student, he initially planned to study law but eventually changed his mind and ventured into acting. Dedicated to his profession with a passion, he continued working even after being diagnosed with cancer.

 5 
Meriwether Lewis
(Explorer, Politician)
Meriwether Lewis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died: 1809

Best known for his exploration of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon, Meriwether Lewis led the legendary Lewis and Clark Expedition. He had also been the governor of Louisiana. His mysterious death at age 35, due to gunshot wounds, sparked a huge debate on whether it was a murder or a suicide.

 6 
Chesty Puller
( United States Marine Corps Officer Who Served with Distinction in World War II and the Korean War)
Chesty Puller
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Point, Virginia, United States
Died: 1971
Chesty Puller was a U.S. Marine Corps officer who was part of the Banana Wars in Haiti and Nicaragua, and later served in World War II and the Korean War. He became the most decorated U.S. Marine, winning five Navy Crosses and an Army Distinguished Service Cross.
 7 
Chico Marx
(American comedian)
Chico Marx
3
Birthdate: March 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1961
 8 
Jean Cocteau
(French Author and Artist Who Was One of the Foremost Creatives of the 'Surrealist', 'Avant-Garde', and 'Dadaist' Movements.)
Jean Cocteau
5
Birthdate: July 5, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France
Died: 1963
While Jean Cocteau preferred calling himself a poet, his multidimensional works consisted of novels such as Les Enfants Terribles and films directed by him such as La Belle et la Bête. Cocteau relied on motifs such as eyes, blood, and mirrors, and mingled mythology and modernism.
 9 
Joe Morgan
(Former Professional Baseball Second Baseman)
Joe Morgan
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: 2020
Joe Morgan, nicknamed Little Joe for his short stature, was a star second baseman who played MLB baseball for teams such as the Houston Astros, the Cincinnati Reds, and the San Francisco Giants. The Baseball Hall of Fame inductee had won two World Series championships with the Cincinnati Reds
 10 
James Prescott Joule
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 24, 1818
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: 1889

English physicist, and mathematician, James Prescott Joule primarily worked on the nature of heat, in course of which he established that all forms of energy are fundamentally same and therefore inter-convertible. His findings resulted in the development of the first law of thermodynamics and negation of calorie theory. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named after him.

 11 
Dorothea Lange
(Photographer)
Dorothea Lange
3
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1965
 12 
Huldrych Zwingli
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1484
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wildhaus, Switzerland
Died: 1531

Huldrych Zwingli was a Swiss pastor who played an important role in the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland. Also a well-known scholar and humanist, Zwingli was popular with the masses. Although he is remembered as a stern reformer, he had a great sense of humor; he often used puns, satiric fables, and spoofing in his writings.

 13 
Anton Bruckner
(Austrian Composer and Organist Best Known for His Symphonies: 'Masses', 'Te Deum' and 'Motets')
Anton Bruckner
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1824
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ansfelden, Austria
Died: 1896

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner was born to a schoolmaster father who was also an organist. Bruckner learned to play the violin by 4. In spite of being a musical legend, he often criticized his own work and re-worked on his pieces, leading to many versions of the same piece.

 14 
Paul Shenar
12
Birthdate: February 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1989
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Richard Cromwell
(Actor)
Richard Cromwell
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 1960
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Casimir Pulaski
(One of the United States’ First Cavalry Commanders)
Casimir Pulaski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1745
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1779

Kazimierz Pułaski was a Polish nobleman, military commander, and soldier. Dubbed the father of the American cavalry, Pulaski is credited with creating the Pulaski Cavalry Legion and reorganizing the American cavalry. He played an important role in the American Revolutionary War and is remembered for fighting for the independence of Poland and the United States.

 17 
Patricia Barry
(Actress)
Patricia Barry
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: 2016
 18 
Jan Žižka
(Czech General and Military Leader Who is Considered a National Hero)
Jan Žižka
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1360 AD
Birthplace: Trocnov, Borovany, Czechia
Died: 1424

Jan Žižka was a Czech general and military leader. Today, he is regarded as a national hero in the Czech Republic for his role in the Battle of Grunwald and the Hussite Wars. Renowned for his innovative and unorthodox war tactics, Jan Žižka pioneered the usage of gunpowder.  He has been immortalized in video games, novels, and films.

 19 
Thomas Wyatt
(Politician and Poet Known for Introducing the 'Sonnet' to English Literature)
Thomas Wyatt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1503 AD
Birthplace: Allington Castle, Kent, England
Died: 1542

Apart from being a lyric poet who is credited with having written the first English sonnets, Thomas Wyatt was also a seasoned politician and an ambassador who was patronized by Thomas Cromwell. He was also said to have had an affair with Anne Boleyn and was later arrested for it.

 20 
Werner von Trapp
(Austrian Singer)
Werner von Trapp
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zell am See, Austria
Died: 2007
 21 
Dina Pathak
(Actress)
Dina Pathak
2
Birthdate: March 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amreli, Baroda State, British India
Died: 2002
 22 
Saint Philip the Evangelist
(Saint)
Saint Philip the Evangelist
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Caesarea, Israel
 23 
Neal Hefti
(Musician)
Neal Hefti
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2008
 24 
Otto of Bavaria
(King)
Otto of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich Residenz, Munich, Germany
Died: 1916
 25 
Keith Miller
(Australian Test Cricketer)
Keith Miller
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Died: 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Dirk Hartog
(explorer)
Dirk Hartog
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 30, 1580
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: 1621
 27 
Polaire
(Singer)
Polaire
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Algiers, Algiers, Algeria
Died: 1939
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Anatole Broyard
1
Birthdate: July 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: 1990
 29 
Jörg Haider
(Politician, Businessperson)
Jörg Haider
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bad Goisern
Died: 2008

Jörg Haider was an Austrian politician best remembered for his work as the Governor of Carinthia. A controversial figure, Haider is known to have visited Saddam Hussein just before the start of the 2003 Iraq War. On 11 October 2008, Jörg Haider died in a car accident, at the age of 58.

 30 
Norm Cash
(Baseball player)
Norm Cash
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Justiceburg, Texas, United States
Died: 1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)
Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1282
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1347
 32 
Sokollu Mehmed Pasha
(Ottoman Grand Vizier and Military Leader)
Sokollu Mehmed Pasha
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1505 AD
Birthplace: Rudo, Sanjak of Herzegovina, Ottoman Empire
Died: 1579

Ottoman grand vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha led the Ottoman army to a loss in the Battle of Lepanto but eventually acquired Cyprus from the Venetian forces. A tough military leader, he held the post of governor-general. Following the death of sultan Selim II, he faced hostility and was eventually assassinated.

 33 
Leo Lionni
(Author)
Leo Lionni
0
Birthdate: May 5, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1999
 34 
Wadih El Safi
(Legendary Lebanese Singer and Forefather of the Country's Musical Culture)
Wadih El Safi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lebanon
Died: 2013

A Lebanese cultural icon, Wadih El Safi was 16 when he began his musical journey with a singing contest on Lebanese Radio. Over his 75-year career, he had sung more than 5,000 tracks, mostly of the Lebanese folk genre, and in multiple languages, including French and Portuguese.

 35 
William Vickrey
(Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
William Vickrey
1
Birthdate: June 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 1996

Canadian-American economist William Vickrey was declared the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on incentives under asymmetric information just 3 days before he died. A Columbia University alumnus and faculty member, he had economists such as David Colander as his doctoral students.

 36 
Joanna Harcourt-Smith
(Swiss Poet, Author, and Psychedelic Activist)
Joanna Harcourt-Smith
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Moritz, Switzerland
Died: 2020
 37 
Bonita Granville
(Actress, Film producer)
Bonita Granville
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Died: 1988
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 38 
Lars Ahlfors
(Finnish Mathematician Who is Known for His Work on Riemann Surfaces)
Lars Ahlfors
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 1996

Lars Ahlfors was a Finnish mathematician best remembered for his text on complex analysis and his work concerning Riemann surfaces. He also made decisive contributions to value distribution theory, meromorphic curves, quasiconformal mappings, and conformal geometry among other areas. Lars Ahlfors was the recipient of the Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, Wihuri Prize, and Leroy P. Steele Prize. 

 39 
Lord George Murray
(Scottish general)
Lord George Murray
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1694
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huntingtower, Scotland
Died: 1760
 40 
Lika Kavzharadze
(Actress)
Lika Kavzharadze
1
Birthdate: October 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: 2017
 41 
Vito Volterra
(Italian Mathematician and Physicist)
Vito Volterra
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: 1940

Vito Volterra is remembered for his work on calculus and functional analysis. Born into a poor family in Ancona, he used his math skills to join the University of Pisa. He later taught as mechanics professor. He was also the first to suggest the use of helium in airships.

 42 
Jean-Henri Fabre
(French Entomologist Who is Widely Regarded as the Father of Modern Entomology)
Jean-Henri Fabre
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 21, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Leons, France
Died: 1915

Jean-Henri Fabre was a French entomologist, naturalist, teacher, chemist, physicist, botanist, and author. He is best remembered for his study of insects; Fabre is widely regarded as the father of modern entomology. He is also remembered for his interesting literary work on the lives of insects. Jean-Henri Fabre's life and career inspired the 1951 biographical movie Monsieur Fabre.

 43 
Ivan A. Getting
(American Physicist and Electrical Engineer Known for the Development of the Global Positioning System (GPS))
Ivan A. Getting
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2003

Ivan A. Getting was an American electrical engineer and physicist. He is credited with the development of GPS which is currently being used around the world. Getting, who played a significant role during the Second World War, received several prestigious awards during his illustrious career. In 2004, Ivan A. Getting was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

 44 
M. King Hubbert
(US Geophysicist and Geologist Who Developed the 'Hubbert Peak Theory')
M. King Hubbert
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Saba, Texas, United States
Died: 1989

US geophysicist and geologist M. King Hubbert is remembered for developing what is now known as the Hubbert peak theory. Associated with Houston’s Shell research lab, he mostly conducted studies on the migration of petroleum. He was also associated with the faculty of Stanford and Johns Hopkins.

 45 
Guillaume Amontons
(Physicist)
Guillaume Amontons
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 31, 1663
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1705
 46 
Nakae Tōju
(Philosopher)
Nakae Tōju
0
Birthdate: April 21, 1608
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1648
 47 
Frank McGuire
(Basketball Coach)
Frank McGuire
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1994
 48 
Pope Boniface VIII
(Head of the Roman Catholic Church (1294 - 1303))
Pope Boniface VIII
1
Birthdate: 1230 AD
Birthplace: Anagni, Italy
Died: 1303

A 16th-century Italian Catholic bishop, Pope Boniface VIII initially held important positions in the papal government. He collated canon law in the Liber Sextus and also brought about peace between France and Aragon. Though he died of natural causes, an alternate theory states his enemies probably had a role in his death.

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Louise of Orléans
(Queen consort of the Belgians)
Louise of Orléans
1
Birthdate: April 3, 1812
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palermo
Died: 1850
 50 
Gotthold Eisenstein
(Mathematician)
Gotthold Eisenstein
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 16, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1852