Died On October 24th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 24. The list includes people like Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Gene Roddenberry, Tycho Brahe, Daniel Webster. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, astronomers and mathematicians and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Jackie Robinson
(First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball)
Jackie Robinson
52
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: 1972
The first African-American to play in MLB in the modern era, Jackie Robinson helped herald the end of racial segregation in baseball. He broke the baseball color line and encouraged black players not to be confined to the Negro leagues alone. In 1962, he became a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
 2 
Rosa Parks
(American Activist in the Civil Rights Movement Best Known for Her Pivotal Role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott)
Rosa Parks
63
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Died: 2005

Rosa Parks, “the first lady of civil rights,” was a pioneer in the American revolution against color segregation and racism. Her refusal to leave her bus seat to a white passenger gave rise to the iconic Montgomery Bus Boycott, which also led her to work with Martin Luther King Jr.

 3 
Maureen O’Hara
(American Actress and Singer)
Maureen O’Hara
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Birthdate: August 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2015

Maureen O'Hara was an Irish singer and actress. Dubbed The Queen of Technicolor due to her long and successful career throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Maureen O'Hara was popular for playing passionate, but sensible characters. In 2014, she received an Honorary Academy Award. In 2020, she was ranked first on Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times.

 4 
Gene Roddenberry
(Screenwriter, Producer, and Creator of American TV Series, 'Star Trek: The Original Series')
Gene Roddenberry
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Birthdate: August 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso
Died: 1991
TV writer and producer Gene Roddenberry, who created the original Star Trek series of the 1960s, also produced its spin-offs. He was the first TV writer to have a Hollywood Walk of Fame star and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. His ashes were flown into space.
 5 
Fats Domino
(Singer-Songwriter, Pianist)
Fats Domino
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 6 
Raul Julia
(Golden Globe- and Emmy-Winning Puerto Rican Actor)
Raul Julia
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Birthdate: March 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Tycho Brahe
(16th Century Danish Astronomer Who is Known for His Accurate and Comprehensive Astronomical Observations)
Tycho Brahe
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 14, 1546
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Knutstorp Manor, Sweden
Died: 1601
Danish astronomer and writer Tycho Brahe, an heir to a noble family, was one of the last greatest naked-eye astronomers. According to the Tychonic system of astronomy, the Sun orbited the Earth. His assistant Johannes Kepler used Tycho's astronomical data to form his laws of planetary motion.
 8 
Robert Guillaume
(Actor)
Robert Guillaume
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Birthdate: November 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Daniel Webster
(Former United States Senator)
Daniel Webster
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1852
 10 
Edith Head
(Costume designer)
Edith Head
5
Birthdate: October 28, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States
Died: 1981
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 11 
Richard Roundtree
(Actor)
Richard Roundtree
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Died: 2023
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Marcia Strassman
1
Birthdate: April 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Bobby Vee
(Singer-songwriter)
Bobby Vee
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Died: 2016
 14 
Tony Joe White
(Singer-songwriter)
Tony Joe White
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisiana, United States
Died: 2018
 15 
Don Messick
(Actor, Dub actor, Stage actor)
Don Messick
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Birthdate: September 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: 1997
 16 
John McCarthy
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, University teacher)
John McCarthy
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 2011
 17 
Rosie Nix Adams
(Songwriter)
Rosie Nix Adams
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madison
Died: 2003
 18 
Charles Marion Russell
(Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Writer)
Charles Marion Russell
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Birthdate: March 19, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: 1926

Charles Marion Russell was an American artist best remembered for depicting the American Old West. Dubbed the cowboy artist, Russell produced over 2,000 paintings featuring Native Americans, landscapes of the western United States, and cowboys. In 1955, Charles Marion Russell was made a member of the Hall of Great Westerners.

 19 
Henry Armstrong
(Professional Boxer, A World Boxing Champion)
Henry Armstrong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, united States
Died: 1988
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
Richard Hofstadter
(American Historian and Public Intellectual)
Richard Hofstadter
1
Birthdate: August 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1970

Richard Hofstadter was an American intellectual and historian who served as a professor at Columbia University. Hofstadter mentored Eric Foner and Paula S. Fass, who became respected historians in their own right. In 1956, Hofstadter won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his work The Age of Reform. In 1964, he received his second Pulitzer Prize for Anti-intellectualism in American Life.

 21 
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
(Duchess)
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 17, 1853
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1920
 22 
Leonard Siffleet
(Australian Commando of World War II)
Leonard Siffleet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gunnedah, Australia
Died: 1943

Australian special operations soldier Leonard Siffleet was an avid sports lover in his youth. Although rejected from the police force due to poor vision, he made it to the army. He went down in history for being brutally beheaded by the Japanese army, a photograph of which was later retrieved by American soldiers.

 23 
George Cadbury
(Businessman)
George Cadbury
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 19, 1839
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edgbaston
Died: 1922
 24 
Louis Renault
(Founder of Renault)
Louis Renault
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 12, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1944

Louis Renault was a French industrialist. A pioneer of the automobile industry, Renault is remembered for co-founding the popular automobile manufacturer, Renault Group. Renault is credited with building factories that contributed immensely to the war effort during the First World War; the Renault FT tank, the first tank of modern configuration, was created and manufactured by his company.

 25 
Jerzy Kukuczka
(Mountaineer)
Jerzy Kukuczka
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Katowice
Died: 1989
 26 
David Oistrakh
(Violinist)
David Oistrakh
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: 1974

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Soviet violinist David Oistrakh had been trained in the instrument since age 5 and performed in his first concert at age 6. He later taught at the Moscow Conservatory and performed throughout the world, especially in Europe and the US. He also played for Soviet soldiers during World War II.

 27 
Franz Lehár
(Austro-Hungarian Composer Known for His Operettas)
Franz Lehár
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Komárom, Hungary
Died: 1948

Hungarian composer Franz Lehár is best remembered for his operettas and became a worldwide sensation with The Merry Widow, which was later filmed, too. His distinctive style of Viennese operetta consisted of satire and Parisian dances. Though he had a Jewish-turned-Catholic wife, Hitler loved his music.

 28 
Chuck Hughes
(American football player)
Chuck Hughes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1971
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 29 
Hyman Minsky
(Economist)
Hyman Minsky
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Birthdate: September 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1996
 30 
László Bíró
(Inventor)
László Bíró
2
Birthdate: September 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: 1985

Starting his career as a journalist, László Bíró also tried his hand at Surrealist painting in his early days. Trying to come up with a writing device that would use a fast-drying ink type, he invented the ballpoint pen. Invited by the Argentine government, he set up his pen manufacturing company there.

 31 
Paul Bogle
(Activist)
Paul Bogle
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1822 AD
Birthplace: St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica
Died: 1865
 32 
Jo Siffert
(Swiss Formula One driver)
Jo Siffert
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland
Died: 1971
 33 
Pierre Gassendi
(Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Professor, Astrologer)
Pierre Gassendi
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Birthdate: January 22, 1592
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Champtercier
Died: 1655

French Catholic priest and astronomer Pierre Gassendi is remembered for his efforts to reconcile atomism with Christian ideals and for his anti-Aristotelianism. His studies included research on Epicurean philosophy. Apart from observing the transit of Mercury, he also studied the speed of sound and horizontal momentum.

 34 
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
(Painter)
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
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Birthdate: December 14, 1824
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1898
 35 
John Chafee
(United States senator)
John Chafee
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
Died: 1999
 36 
Anthony Mary Claret
(Spanish Archbishop)
Anthony Mary Claret
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sallent, Barcelona, Spain
Died: 1870
 37 
Louis of Valois
(Duke of Orléans)
Louis of Valois
2
Birthdate: February 3, 1549
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, Paris, France
Died: 1550
 38 
Mary Calderone
(Physician)
Mary Calderone
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1998
 39 
Joseph Jackson Lister
(Physicist)
Joseph Jackson Lister
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 11, 1786
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: City of London, England
Died: 1869
 40 
Jo Grimond
(Politician)
Jo Grimond
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Andrews, Scotland
Died: 1993
 41 
J. A. Milton Perera
(Playback singer)
J. A. Milton Perera
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: 1991
 42 
Margaret Osborne duPont
(Tennis Player)
Margaret Osborne duPont
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Joseph, Oregon, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 43 
Valdemar IV of Denmark
(King)
Valdemar IV of Denmark
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Birthdate: 1320 AD
Birthplace: Zealand, Denmark
Died: 1375
 44 
Gabriël Metsu
(Painter)
Gabriël Metsu
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Birthdate: 1629
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: 1667
 45 
Wilhelm Schickard
(Professor)
Wilhelm Schickard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 22, 1592
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Herrenberg, Germany
Died: 1635
 46 
Rufus W. Peckham
(Jurist)
Rufus W. Peckham
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: 1909
 47 
Lucy Craft Laney
(Educator)
Lucy Craft Laney
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: 1933
 48 
William Prynne
(Lawyer)
William Prynne
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1600 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1669
 49 
Carl Ruggles
(Composer)
Carl Ruggles
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marion, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1971
 50 
Boisrond-Tonnerre
(Writer, Historian)
Boisrond-Tonnerre
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1776
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torbeck, Haiti
Died: 1806