Died On October 20th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 20. The list includes people like Muammar Gaddafi, Herbert Hoover, Burt Lancaster, Eugene V. Debs, Paul Dirac. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, actors and diplomats and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Japan & Libya and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 31st President of the United States
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa, United States
Died: 1964

 2 Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 Ronnie Van Zant

Ronnie Van Zant
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 4 Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Libya (1970-72)
Birthdate: June 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Qasr Abu Hadi, Libya
Died: 2011

 5 Anne Sullivan

Anne Sullivan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: April 14, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1936

 6 James Randi

James Randi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Stage magician
Birthdate: August 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 7 Jack Elam

Jack Elam
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Arizona, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 Eugene V. Debs

Eugene V. Debs
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Union Leader
Birthdate: November 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Terre Haute
Died: 1926

 9 Jane Wyatt

Jane Wyatt
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Famous As: She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon
Birthdate: August 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 10 Joel McCrea

Joel McCrea
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California, USA
Died: 1990
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 11 Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: July 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: 2014

 12 Paul Dirac

Paul Dirac
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 1984

 13 Cassie Gaines

Cassie Gaines
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1977

 14 Steve Gaines

Steve Gaines
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 1977

 15 Richard Francis Burton

Richard Francis Burton
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Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: March 19, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Torquay
Died: 1890

 16 Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: October 1, 1685
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1740

 17 Anthony Quayle

Anthony Quayle
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ainsdale, England
Died: 1989
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 18 Gary Plauche

Gary Plauche
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: November 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2014

 19 Bob Guccione

Bob Guccione
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Famous As: Founded the adult magazine Penthouse in 1965
Birthdate: December 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 2010

 20 Merle Travis

Merle Travis
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosewood, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: 1983

 21 Noel Harrison

Noel Harrison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: 2013

 22 Ari Up

Ari Up
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, West Germany [now Germany]
Died: 2010

 23 Naim Frasheri

Naim Frasheri
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: May 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fraşer, Yanya Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (now Frashër, Albania)
Died: 1900

 24 Sergei Bondarchuk

Sergei Bondarchuk
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belozerka, Ukraine
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 25 Ali ibn Hussayn

Ali ibn Hussayn
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Imam
Birthdate: January 4, 0659
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kufa
Died: 0713

 26 Henry L. Stimson

Henry L. Stimson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Died: 1950

 27 Lilli Carati

Lilli Carati
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Famous As: Former Actress whose greatest success came with Avere vent'anni ("To Be Twenty") by Fernando Di Leo in 1978
Birthdate: September 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Varese, Italy
Died: 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 28 Korczak Ziolkowski

Korczak Ziolkowski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: September 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1982

 29 Don James

Don James
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American college football coach
Birthdate: December 31, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio
Died: 2013

 30 Harlow Shapley

Harlow Shapley
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Former astronomer known for determining correct position of Sun within Milky Way Galaxy; head of Harvard College Observatory (1921–1952)
Birthdate: November 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Missouri, United States
Died: 1972

 31 Jack Reddish

Jack Reddish
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: December 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died: 1992
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 32 Farooq Leghari

Farooq Leghari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Choti, Pakistan
Died: 2010

 33 Lawrence Klein

Lawrence Klein
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: September 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2013

 34 Harry F. Byrd

Harry F. Byrd
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Famous As: Politician, Publisher
Birthdate: June 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
Died: 1966

 35 Arthur Henderson

Arthur Henderson
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: 1935

 36 Norman Chandler

Norman Chandler
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: September 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1973

 37 Dariusz Gnatowski

Dariusz Gnatowski
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruda Śląska, Poland
Died: 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 Marie-Thérèse Walter

Marie-Thérèse Walter
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Perreux-sur-Marne, France
Died: 1977

 39 Carl Ferdinand Cori

Carl Ferdinand Cori
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: December 5, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1984

 40 Koca Popovic

Koca Popovic
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 1992

 41 Michael Ivanovich Rostovtzeff

Michael Ivanovich Rostovtzeff
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: November 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: 1952

 42 Michael Massee

Michael Massee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 43 Sister Emmanuelle

Sister Emmanuelle
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Human Rights Worker
Birthdate: November 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 2008

 44 Budd Johnson

Budd Johnson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Clarinetist, Saxophonist
Birthdate: December 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 1984

 45 Walter Kwok

Walter Kwok
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Sun Hung Kai Properties
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Died: 2018

 46 Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Botanist, Ecologist
Birthdate: December 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: 1980

 47 Lynda Lee-Potter

Lynda Lee-Potter
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leigh, England
Died: 2004

 48 Pat Kavanagh

Pat Kavanagh
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Literary agent
Birthdate: January 31, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Durban, Union of South Africa
Died: 2008

 49 Junko Tabei

Junko Tabei
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer, Mountaineer
Birthdate: September 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miharu
Died: 2016

 50 Archibald Campbell Jordan

Archibald Campbell Jordan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pondoland, South Africa
Died: 1968