Died On October 21st

Discover the most famous people who died on October 21. The list includes people like Elliott Smith, Jack Kerouac, Gough Whitlam, Horatio Nelson, Ben Bradlee. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, playwrights, artists and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & India 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 

Horatio Nelson
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burnham Thorpe
Died: 1805

 2 
Jack Kerouac
(Novelist and Poet Best Known for His Novels ‘On the Road', ‘The Dharma Bums’ and ‘Big Sur’)

Jack Kerouac
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1969
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

Elliott Smith
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: 2003

 4 
Halyna Hutchins
(She was named one of the10 up-and-coming directors of photography who are making their mark)

Halyna Hutchins
13
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Horodets', Ukraine
Died: 2021
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 5 
Shannon Hoon
(Former Lead Singer of the Band 'Blind Melon')

Shannon Hoon
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 
François Truffaut
(One of the Founders of the 'French New Wave' Art Movement & An Icon of the French Film Industry)

François Truffaut
3
Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1984
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 7 
George McGovern
(United States Senator from South Dakota (1963 - 1981))

George McGovern
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avon, South Dakota, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 8 
Fred Berry
(Actor)

Fred Berry
7
Birthdate: March 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 9 

Hilma af Klint
2
Birthdate: October 26, 1862
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Died: 1944

 10 
Hans Asperger
(Paediatrician)

Hans Asperger
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1980

Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newbury, London, England
Died: 2016

 12 

Maxene Andrews
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1995

 13 
Sandy West
(Former Drummer with the hard rock group The Runaways in the 1970s)

Sandy West
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 2006

 14 

Arthur Schnitzler
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1862
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1931

 15 
Willie Brown
(American football player)

Willie Brown
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2019

 16 
Bill Black
(Musician)

Bill Black
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1965

 17 
John Scopes
(Educator)

John Scopes
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paducah, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1970

 18 

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
0
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bihar
Died: 1990

 19 
Vada Pinson
(Baseball player)

Vada Pinson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1364 AD
Birthplace: County Durham, England
Died: 1425

 21 
Wacław Sierpiński
(Mathematician)

Wacław Sierpiński
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: 1969

 22 
Valko Chervenkov
(Statesman)

Valko Chervenkov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zlatitsa, Bulgaria
Died: 1980

Isabel Luisa, Princess of Beira
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1669
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1690

 24 
Nancy Graves
(Artist)

Nancy Graves
0
Birthdate: December 23, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1995

 25 
Ben Bradlee
(Newspaper Editor & Journalist)

Ben Bradlee
3
Birthdate: August 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 2014

 26 
Karl Korsch
(Philosopher)

Karl Korsch
0
Birthdate: August 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tostedt, Germany
Died: 1961

 27 
Jack Frost
(Composer)

Jack Frost
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 25, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 1959

Nikoloz Baratashvili
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1817
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: 1845

 29 
Birger Jarl
(Statesman)

Birger Jarl
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1200 AD
Birthplace: Östergötland County, Sweden
Died: 1266

 30 
James Henry Greathead
(Civil Engineer)

James Henry Greathead
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 6, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grahamstown, South Africa
Died: 1896

 31 
Randhawa
(Actor)

Randhawa
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1933 AD
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died: 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 32 
Harry M. Daugherty
(Attorney General)

Harry M. Daugherty
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington Court House, Ohio, United States
Died: 1941

 33 
Linda Goodman
(Astrologer)

Linda Goodman
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: 1995

 34 
Charles VI of France
(King of France (1380-1422))

Charles VI of France
4
Birthdate: December 3, 1368
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1422

 35 
Yash Chopra
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist)

Yash Chopra
10
Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: 2012

 36 
Ileana Sonnabend
(Art dealer)

Ileana Sonnabend
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 2007

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1783
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Winterslow, England
Died: 1862

 38 
Bertram Mee
(Footballer)

Bertram Mee
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bulwell, England
Died: 2001

 39 
José Hernández
(Journalist)

José Hernández
0
Birthdate: November 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1886

 40 
Elissa Landi
(Actress)

Elissa Landi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1948

 41 
Charles Wang
(Businessperson)

Charles Wang
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: 2018

 42 
Mario Henderson
(American football player)

Mario Henderson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 43 
Melchior Ndadaye
(President)

Melchior Ndadaye
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Muramvya, Burundi
Died: 1993

 44 
Dan White
(Politician Who Assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk)

Dan White
15
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 1985

 45 
Anastas Mikoyan
(Revolutionary)

Anastas Mikoyan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sanahin, Alaverdi, Armenia
Died: 1978

 46 
Jim Garrison
(Attorney)

Jim Garrison
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Knoxville, Iowa, USA
Died: 1992
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 47 

Michael J. Dolan
0
Birthdate: 1884 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: 1954

 48 
Alan Cobham
(Aviator)

Alan Cobham
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1973

 49 
Gough Whitlam
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

Gough Whitlam
32
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kew Vic
Died: 2014

 50 

James Leo Herlihy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1993