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 
Burt Lancaster
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Burt Lancaster
7
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 2 
Herbert Hoover
(31st President of the United States (1929 – 1933))
Herbert Hoover
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa, United States
Died: 1964
 3 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
11
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
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1936
 5 
Jack Elam
(Actor)
Jack Elam
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Birthdate: November 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Arizona, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
James Randi
(Canadian-American Stage Magician Who Extensively Challenged Paranormal and Pseudoscientific Claims)
James Randi
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Joel McCrea
2
Birthdate: November 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California, USA
Died: 1990
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Jane Wyatt
(She starred in a number of Hollywood films, such as Frank Capra's Lost Horizon)
Jane Wyatt
3
Birthdate: August 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Oscar de la Renta
(Fashion Designer)
Oscar de la Renta
11
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: 2014
 10 
Cassie Gaines
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1977
 11 
Eugene V. Debs
(Union Leader)
Eugene V. Debs
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Terre Haute
Died: 1926
 12 
Paul Dirac
(One of the Most Significant Physicists of the 20th Century and Nobel Laureate)
Paul Dirac
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 1984
 13 
Steve Gaines
(Musician)
Steve Gaines
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 1977
 14 
Richard Francis Burton
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Birthdate: March 19, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Torquay
Died: 1890
 15 
Anthony Quayle
1
Birthdate: September 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ainsdale, England
Died: 1989
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Gary Plauche
(Murderer)
Gary Plauche
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2014
 17 
Merle Travis
(Musician)
Merle Travis
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosewood, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: 1983
 18 
Bob Guccione
(Founder the Popular Adult Magazine 'Penthouse')
Bob Guccione
6
Birthdate: December 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 2010
 19 
Noel Harrison
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: 2013
 20 
Naim Frasheri
(Historian)
Naim Frasheri
1
Birthdate: May 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fraşer, Yanya Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (now Frashër, Albania)
Died: 1900
 21 
Henry L. Stimson
(Politician)
Henry L. Stimson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Died: 1950
 22 
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)
 23 
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)
 24 
Don James
(American college football coach)
Don James
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio
Died: 2013
 25 
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
 26 
Shigeru Yoshida
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1948 - 1954))
Shigeru Yoshida
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1967
 27 
Harry F. Byrd
(Politician, Publisher)
Harry F. Byrd
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
Died: 1966
 28 
Paul Raven
(bassist, guitarist)
Paul Raven
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Died: 2007
 29 
Arthur Henderson
(Politician)
Arthur Henderson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: 1935
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
3
Birthdate: October 1, 1685
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1740
 31 
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)
 32 
Korczak Ziolkowski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1982
 33 
Ali ibn Hussayn
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 4, 0659
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kufa
Died: 0713
 34 
Lawrence Klein
(Economist)
Lawrence Klein
2
Birthdate: September 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2013
 35 
Budd Johnson
(Clarinetist, Saxophonist)
Budd Johnson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 1984
 36 
Norman Chandler
(Publisher)
Norman Chandler
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Birthdate: September 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1973
 37 
Luis A. Ferre
(Engineer)
Luis A. Ferre
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 2003
 38 
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
 39 
Michael Rostovtzeff
(Russian Archaeologist and Historian)
Michael Rostovtzeff
0
Birthdate: November 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: 1952
 40 
Dariusz Gnatowski
0
Birthdate: May 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruda Śląska, Poland
Died: 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 41 
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
 42 
E. Donnall Thomas
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mart, Texas, United States
Died: 2012
 43 
Sœur Emmanuelle
(French Nun Known for Her Involvement in Working for the Plight of the Poor in Turkey and Egypt)
Sœur Emmanuelle
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 2008
 44 
Gunnar Asplund
(Architect)
Gunnar Asplund
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 22, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1940
 45 
Saovabha Phongsri
(Queen consort)
Saovabha Phongsri
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
Died: 1919
Marie-Thérèse Walter
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Perreux-sur-Marne, France
Died: 1977
 47 
Koca Popovic
(Yugoslav Communist Leader and the 2nd Vice President of Yugoslavia)
Koca Popovic
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 1992
 48 
Walter Kwok
(Founder of Sun Hung Kai Properties)
Walter Kwok
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Died: 2018
 49 
Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau
(Military commander, the son of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau)
Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1813
 50 
Michael Massee
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Birthdate: September 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)