Died On October 1st

Discover the most famous people who died on October 1. The list includes people like Tom Clancy, Curtis Lemay, E. B. White, Richard Avedon, Louis Leakey. Famous personalities featured on this list, include military leaders, sculptors, journalists and diplomats and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & Italy and many more countries.
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Tom Clancy
(American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Hunt for Red October’)
Tom Clancy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 2013
Tom Clancy is best remembered for his espionage- and war-themed novels, many of which, such as The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, and Clear and Present Danger, have been made into hit films. He was also a co-owner of the MLB team Baltimore Orioles
 2 
Charles Aznavour
(One of the Greatest Songwriters in the History of Music and an Icon of 20th-Century Pop Culture.)
Charles Aznavour
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2018

Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian actor, singer, diplomat, and lyricist. One of France's most famous singers, Aznavour was called the Frank Sinatra of France. One of the best-selling musicians of his generation, Aznavour sold 200 million records. In 1998, CNN named him the Entertainer of the Century. In 2017, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 3 
Curtis Lemay
(General)
Curtis Lemay
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 1990
 4 
Lena Zavaroni
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Died: 1999

Scottish singer Lena Zavaroni is an example of how harmful unregulated childhood stardom can be. At 10, she became the youngest singer with a Top 10 album on the UK Albums Chart. However, after a lifelong battle with anorexia nervosa and depression, she died at 34, following a psychosurgical operation.

 5 
Antonio Inoki
(Japanese Retired Professional Wrestler and Founder of 'New Japan Pro-Wrestling')
Antonio Inoki
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Died: 2022

Once a reputed Japanese martial artist and wrestler, Antonio Inoki grew up in Brazil, where he won several contests of shot put, discus, and javelin. At 17, he went to the Japanese Wrestling Association and was mentored by Rikidōzan. He later established the New Japan Pro Wrestling.

 6 
Pauline Pfeiffer
(Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway)
Pauline Pfeiffer
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Birthdate: July 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parkersburg, Iowa, U.S.
Died: 1951
 7 
Richard Avedon
(American Fashion and Portrait Photographer)
Richard Avedon
4
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2004
 8 
Edwy of England
(King of England (955-959))
Edwy of England
2
Birthdate: 0941 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: 0959
 9 
Princess Charlotte of Prussia
(Princess)
Princess Charlotte of Prussia
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1919
 10 
Neville Lancelot Goddard
(Barbadian author who wrote on the Bible, mysticism, and self-help.)
Neville Lancelot Goddard
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Died: 1972
 11 
Peter Sissons
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Peter Sissons
1
Birthdate: July 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 2019
 12 
John Stewart Bell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 1990

Northern Irish physicist John Stewart Bell is remembered for his contribution to quantum physics with his Bell's theorem. His ability to read voraciously earned him the nickname The Prof in childhood. At 16, he joined Queen’s as a technician since he was too young to be admitted to a course.

 13 
Abdur Rahman Khan
(Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901)
Abdur Rahman Khan
7
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: 1901
Abdur Rahman Khan reigned as the Emir of Afghanistan from 31 May 1880 until his demise on 1 October 1901. He is credited with uniting Afghanistan after years of internal fighting. The greatest Afghan military genius of all time, Abdur Rahman Khan fought more than 40 rebellions throughout his rule. 
 14 
Walter Alston
(Baseball player)
Walter Alston
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venice Township, Ohio, United States
Died: 1984
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
53
Birthdate: December 17, 1556
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi, Mughal empire
Died: 1627

Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana was an Indian poet who served in the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was counted among the Navaratnas, Akbar's nine important ministers. Rahim is best remembered for his couplets and books on astrology.

 16 
Karel Gott
(Singer)
Karel Gott
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia
Died: 2019
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Mindon Min
(King of Myanmar)
Mindon Min
2
Birthdate: July 8, 1808
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amarapura, Myanmar
Died: 1878
 18 
Pierre Corneille
(Tragedian)
Pierre Corneille
2
Birthdate: June 6, 1606
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: 1684

Born into a family of lawyers, Pierre Corneille, too, initially studied law. However, both he and his younger brother, noted playwright Thomas Corneille, deviated from their family profession. Part of the Society of Five Authors, selected by Cardinal de Richelieu, Corneille later grew into one of the greatest 17th-century tragedians.

 19 
Louis Leakey
(Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist)
Louis Leakey
4
Birthdate: August 7, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kabete
Died: 1972

Son of British missionaries in Kenya, Louis Leakey spent his early days amid the Kikuyu people near Nairobi. With an elite education at Cambridge, he later revolutionized the fields of paleoanthropology and archaeology. His study of fossils in East Africa proved humans were older than previously thought.

 20 
Nick Reynolds
(Musician)
Nick Reynolds
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: 2008
 21 
Juan José Flores
(First President of Ecuador)
Juan José Flores
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1800
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello
Died: 1864

Juan José Flores was a Venezuelan-born military general who served as the president of the new Republic of Ecuador on three non-consecutive terms. Enlisted as a private in the Spanish Royalist army at the age of 15, he grew up to be a military man with a commanding presence. He was an intelligent man and an eloquent orator. 

 22 
Giuliano Gemma
(Italian Actor)
Giuliano Gemma
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Birthdate: September 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2013

Giuliano Gemma was an Italian actor best remembered for his performances in Spaghetti Westerns. Giuliano Gemma achieved international recognition for his portrayal of the title role in Duccio Tessari's A Pistol for Ringo. The success of the movie earned him title roles in subsequent Spaghetti Westerns, such as The Return of Ringo and Michele Lupo's Arizona Colt.

 23 
Enrico De Nicola
(Journalist)
Enrico De Nicola
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Birthdate: November 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples
Died: 1959

Enrico De Nicola was an Italian jurist, journalist, and politician. He served as the provisional head of state of republican Italy from 1946 to 1948, following which he became the first president of Italy. He was a successful lawyer before he entered politics. He was succeeded by economist Luigi Einaudi as the president. 

 24 
Polly Klaas
(Victim)
Polly Klaas
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fairfax, California, United States
Died: 1993
 25 
Aaron T. Beck
(American Psychiatrist Who Was Regarded as the Father of Cognitive Therapy)
Aaron T. Beck
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 2021
 26 
Pavle Vuisic
(Actor)
Pavle Vuisic
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 1988
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Antoine Bourdelle
(French Sculptor, Teacher and an Key Figure in the 'Art Deco Movement')
Antoine Bourdelle
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Birthdate: October 30, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
Died: 1929

Antoine Bourdelle was a French sculptor and teacher. A prominent personality in the Art Deco movement, Bourdelle played a major role during the transition to modern sculpture from the Beaux-Arts style. A prolific and influential teacher, Antoine Bourdelle is credited with mentoring several future sculptors like Alberto Giacometti, Athanase Apartis, and Josefina de Vasconcellos.

 28 
Roy Harris
(Composer)
Roy Harris
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lincoln County, Oklahoma
Died: 1979
 29 
Al Jackson, Jr.
Al Jackson, Jr.
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis
Died: 1975
 30 
Jens Jensen
(Landscape Architect)
Jens Jensen
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dybbl, Denmark
Died: 1951

Born in Denmark, Jens Jensen witnessed his family farm being burned by the Prussians during the Second War of Schleswig.  He then moved to Chicago, where he initially worked a laborer and then as a foreman, before designing gardens. He designs include the Humboldt Park and the Columbus Park.

 31 
Dorothy Arzner
(Director who was was the only female director working in Hollywood (1927- 1043))
Dorothy Arzner
1
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1979
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 32 
Aditya Vikram Birla
(Business magnate)
Aditya Vikram Birla
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: 1995
 33 
Wilhelm Dilthey
(Philosopher Known for the Way He Distinguished Between the Natural and Human Sciences)
Wilhelm Dilthey
1
Birthdate: November 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Biebrich, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: 1911

Wilhelm Dilthey was a German psychologist, sociologist, historian, and hermeneutic philosopher. An ardent admirer of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Dilthey helped revive the former's works on hermeneutics. Wilhelm Dilthey is also credited with teaching future philosophers like Hans Lipps, Eduard Spranger, and Theodor Litt.

 34 
Petra Kelly
(Former politician who help found Germany's Green Party and was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1982)
Petra Kelly
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Günzburg, Germany
Died: 1992
 35 
Edwin Landseer
(English Painter and Sculptor Known for His Paintings of Animals Particularly Horses, Dogs, and Stags)
Edwin Landseer
0
Birthdate: March 7, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1873

Edwin Landseer was an English sculptor and painter best remembered for incorporating animals as subjects in his works. Landseer is credited with sculpting the famous lion sculptures that form a part of the base of Nelson's Column in the City of Westminster, Central London.

 36 
Dražen Ričl
(Musician)
Dražen Ričl
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: 1986
 37 
Arthur Janov
(American Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Writer)
Arthur Janov
0
Birthdate: August 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2017
 38 
Robert Bakewell
(Agriculturalist)
Robert Bakewell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 23, 1725
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dishley, England
Died: 1795
 39 
Caleb Logan Leblanc
(American YouTuber Who was Part of the Family YouTube Channel 'Bratayley')
Caleb Logan Leblanc
7
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Died: 2015

Caleb Logan Leblanc was an American social media personality. He is best remembered for appearing on his family YouTube channel, Bratayley. Caleb Logan Leblanc passed away at the age of 13 due to a condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. His funeral was live-streamed by his family. 

 40 
Maarten van Heemskerck
(Painter)
Maarten van Heemskerck
1
Birthdate: June 1, 1498
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heemskerk, Netherlands
Died: 1574
 41 
Joyce Jillson
(Astrologer, Television actor, Journalist)
Joyce Jillson
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: December 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: 2004
 42 
Lucy Wheelock
(Translator)
Lucy Wheelock
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 1, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Vermont, United States
Died: 1946
 43 
Rose O'Neal Greenhow
(American Confederate Spy Who was Active During the American Civil War)
Rose O'Neal Greenhow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1814 AD
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1864

Rose O'Neal Greenhow was a well-known Confederate spy who was active during the American Civil War. She is credited with securing the South's victory at the Battle of First Manassas in July 1861. After her demise, Rose O'Neal Greenhow was given a Confederate military funeral.

 44 
Hadi Norouzi
(Iranian Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Hadi Norouzi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kapurchal, Babol, Iran
Died: 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Sven Tumba
(Swedish Ice Hockey Player)
Sven Tumba
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Maria Susanna Cummins
(Author)
Maria Susanna Cummins
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 9, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1866
 47 
Mikayla Martin
(Canadian Alpine Skiing and Ski Cross Athlete)
Mikayla Martin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Squamish, British Columbia
Died: 2019
 48 
Stan Ockers
(Belgian Professional Racing Cyclist)
Stan Ockers
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belgium
Died: 1956
Stan Ockers was a Belgian racing cyclist best remembered for winning a gold medal at the 1955 World Championships in Frascati, Italy. In 1950 and 1952, he was the runner-up in the popular Tour de France tournament. In 2002, Stan Ockers was made an inductee of the UCI Hall of Fame. 
 49 
Ludwig Bemelmans
(Writer)
Ludwig Bemelmans
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Merano, Italy
Died: 1962
 50 
Alexandra Voronin
(First wife of Norwegian fascist politician Vidkun Quisling)
Alexandra Voronin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sevastopol, Russia
Died: 1993