Died On October 20th

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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.
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 1 
Herbert Hoover
(31st President of the United States (1929 – 1933))
Herbert Hoover
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa, United States
Died: 1964
 2 
Burt Lancaster
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Burt Lancaster
5
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 3 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Anne Sullivan
(Educator)
Anne Sullivan
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1936
 5 
James Randi
(Canadian-American Stage Magician Who Extensively Challenged Paranormal and Pseudoscientific Claims)
James Randi
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 6 
Jack Elam
(Actor)
Jack Elam
5
Birthdate: November 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Arizona, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Jane Wyatt
(She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon)
Jane Wyatt
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Eugene V. Debs
(Union Leader)
Eugene V. Debs
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Terre Haute
Died: 1926
 9 
Oscar de la Renta
(Fashion Designer)
Oscar de la Renta
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: 2014
 10 
Joel McCrea
1
Birthdate: November 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California, USA
Died: 1990
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Steve Gaines
(Musician)
Steve Gaines
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 1977
 12 
Cassie Gaines
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1977
 13 
Paul Dirac
(One of the Most Significant Physicists of the 20th Century and Nobel Laureate)
Paul Dirac
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 1984
 14 
Gary Plauche
(Murderer)
Gary Plauche
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2014
 15 
Muammar Gaddafi
(Prime Minister of Libya (1970-72))
Muammar Gaddafi
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Qasr Abu Hadi, Libya
Died: 2011
 16 
Richard Francis Burton
3
Birthdate: March 19, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Torquay
Died: 1890
 17 
Anthony Quayle
0
Birthdate: September 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ainsdale, England
Died: 1989
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Bob Guccione
(Publisher, Photographer and Founder the Popular Adult Magazine 'Penthouse')
Bob Guccione
2
Birthdate: December 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 2010
 19 
Merle Travis
(Musician)
Merle Travis
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosewood, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: 1983
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
2
Birthdate: October 1, 1685
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1740
 21 
Lilli Carati
(Former Actress whose greatest success came with Avere vent'anni ("To Be Twenty") by Fernando Di Leo in 1978)
Lilli Carati
0
Birthdate: September 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Varese, Italy
Died: 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Naim Frasheri
(Historian)
Naim Frasheri
1
Birthdate: May 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fraşer, Yanya Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (now Frashër, Albania)
Died: 1900
 23 
Sergei Bondarchuk
(Soviet Actor, Film Director and One of the Leading Personalities of Russian Cinema from the 1950s to 1970s)
Sergei Bondarchuk
2
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belozerka, Ukraine
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Ali ibn Hussayn
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 4, 0659
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kufa
Died: 0713
Marie-Thérèse Walter
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Perreux-sur-Marne, France
Died: 1977
 26 
Harlow Shapley
(Former astronomer known for determining correct position of Sun within Milky Way Galaxy; head of Harvard College Observatory (1921–1952))
Harlow Shapley
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Missouri, United States
Died: 1972
 27 
Noel Harrison
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: 2013
 28 
Henry L. Stimson
(Politician)
Henry L. Stimson
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Died: 1950
 29 
Farooq Leghari
(8th President of Pakistan (1993 - 1997))
Farooq Leghari
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Choti, Pakistan
Died: 2010
 30 
Paul Raven
(bassist, guitarist)
Paul Raven
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Died: 2007
 31 
Arthur Henderson
(Politician)
Arthur Henderson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: 1935
 32 
Pat Kavanagh
(Literary agent)
Pat Kavanagh
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Durban, Union of South Africa
Died: 2008
 33 
Lawrence Klein
(Economist)
Lawrence Klein
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2013
 34 
Don James
(American college football coach)
Don James
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio
Died: 2013
 35 
Korczak Ziolkowski
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1982
 36 
Norman Chandler
(Publisher)
Norman Chandler
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1973
 37 
Jack Reddish
(Alpine skier)
Jack Reddish
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died: 1992
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Luis A. Ferre
(Engineer)
Luis A. Ferre
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 2003
 39 
Dariusz Gnatowski
0
Birthdate: May 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruda Śląska, Poland
Died: 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Carl Ferdinand Cori
(Czech-American Biochemist and Pharmacologist Who Won the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology)
Carl Ferdinand Cori
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 5, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1984
 41 
Budd Johnson
(Clarinetist, Saxophonist)
Budd Johnson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 1984
 42 
Jack Lynch
(Politician)
Jack Lynch
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Died: 1999
 43 
Harry F. Byrd
(Politician, Publisher)
Harry F. Byrd
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
Died: 1966
 44 
E. Donnall Thomas
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mart, Texas, United States
Died: 2012
 45 
Michael Massee
4
Birthdate: September 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Sister Emmanuelle
(Human Rights Worker)
Sister Emmanuelle
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 2008
 47 
Junko Tabei
(Explorer, Mountaineer)
Junko Tabei
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miharu
Died: 2016
 48 
Aelia Eudocia
(Empress)
Aelia Eudocia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0401 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0460
 49 
Michael Rostovtzeff
(Russian Archaeologist and Historian)
Michael Rostovtzeff
0
Birthdate: November 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: 1952
Archibald Campbell Jordan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pondoland, South Africa
Died: 1968