Died On October 27th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 27. The list includes people like Lou Reed, Akbar, Lise Meitner, David Bohm, Pablo Casals. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, physicists and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, Germany & Spain and many more countries.
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 1 
Lou Reed
(Lead Guitarist, Vocalist & Principal Songwriter of the Rock Band “The Velvet Underground”)
Lou Reed
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2013
Lou Reed redefined the glam rock genre with his album Transformer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee initially wrote sings for Pickwick Records and performed with the Velvet Underground. He then released 20 solo albums. His parents had made him go through electro-shock therapy to “cure” his bisexuality.
 2 
Lyudmila Pavlichenko
(One of the Most Successful Female Snipers in Recorded History)
Lyudmila Pavlichenko
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Died: 1974

Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko belonged to the Red Army during World War II and is believed to have killed over 300 people. Also known as Lady Death, she was awarded the Order of Lenin and was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. She later became a Soviet Navy researcher.

 3 
Akbar
(3rd Emperor of the Mughal Empire (1556 - 1605))
Akbar
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Birthdate: October 25, 1542
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Umarkot, Pakistan
Died: 1605

Akbar, the third Mughal emperor, played an important role in inculcating Persian culture into the Indian subcontinent. Akbar is considered one of the most important rulers of the Mughal Empire, an empire that seeped foreign ideas and culture into medieval India, the effects of which are still visible in modern-day India, especially in the northern parts of the country.

 4 
Lise Meitner
(Austrian-Swedish Physicist Who Discovered the Element Protactinium)
Lise Meitner
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1968

Lise Meitner was an Austrian-Swedish physicist best remembered for her contributions that led to the discoveries of nuclear fission and the element protactinium. Nicknamed the German Marie Curie by Albert Einstein, Lise Meitner became the second woman in the world to receive a doctorate in physics in 1905. In 1997, chemical element 109 meitnerium was named in her honor.

 5 
Rudolf Dassler
(Founder of the Sportswear Company 'Puma')
Rudolf Dassler
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Herzogenaurach, Germany
Died: 1974
The rivalry between German shoemaker Rudolf Dassler and his brother, Adolf Dassler, led to the creation of two of the most popular shoe brands of the world. While Rudolf and Adolf were initially partners in their shoe business, a feud made Rudolf create Puma, while Adolf formed Adidas.
 6 
John Conyers
(Politician)
John Conyers
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Highland Park, Michigan, United States
Died: 2019
 7 
Morey Amsterdam
(Actor)
Morey Amsterdam
3
Birthdate: December 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1996
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Elliott Roosevelt
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1990
 9 
Xavier Cugat
(Spanish Musician and Bandleader)
Xavier Cugat
8
Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Died: 1990

Xavier Cugat was a Spanish musician and bandleader. He studied classical violin as a child and began working in silent films to support his family. He grew up to become a successful musician and played a leading role in the spread of Latin music. Besides music, he was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. He was married five times. 

 10 
Ivan III of Russia
(Former Grand Prince of Moscow (1462 - 1505))
Ivan III of Russia
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Birthdate: January 22, 1440
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1505

Ivan III of Russia was a Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of all Rus'. He initially served as the co-ruler and regent for his blind father, Vasily II, before officially occupying the throne. He vastly expanded his kingdom and  laid the foundations of the Russian state. His reign—lasting 43 years—was one of the longests in Russian history.

 11 
David Bohm
(One of the Most Significant Theoretical Physicists of the 20th Century)
David Bohm
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1992
Born to Jewish immigrants, David Bohm went against his father’s wish of joining his family’s furniture business and ventured into science instead. He later grew up to be an influential physicist and is now revered for his contribution to quantum mechanics and for introducing concepts such as Bohm’s diffusion.
 12 
Ulugh Beg
(Ruler of the Timurid Empire from 1447 to 1449)
Ulugh Beg
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 22, 1394
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Soltanieh, Iran
Died: 1449

Ulugh Beg was the ruler of the Timurid Empire from 1447 to 1449. He is also remembered for his achievements as a mathematician and astronomer and is credited with building the legendary Ulugh Beg Observatory in Samarkand which was the largest in Central Asia. It was also regarded by scholars as one of the best observatories in the Islamic world. 

 13 
Ernest Everett Just
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 14, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1941

Ernest Everett Just was an African-American biologist and academic. He is credited with recognizing the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms. As a black boy growing up in the late 19th century, he had to face enormous challenges before he could establish himself in his career. He co-founded the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  

 14 
Athelstan
(King of England)
Athelstan
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Birthdate: 0894 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: 0939
Æthelstan, or Athelstan, son of Edward the Elder, was an Anglo-Saxon king who ruled from 924 to 927. He was also the King of the English from 927 to 939. Æthelstan is known for his victory at the Battle of Brunanburh and for his significant contribution to European politics. 
 15 
Alma Gluck
(Romanian-American Opera Singer Who Was the First Musician to Sell a Million Record Copies)
Alma Gluck
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ias,i, Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1938

Initially a stenographer, Romanian-born American opera singer Reba Fiersohn, better known as Alma Gluck, started her music career after her marriage and soon found success with her performances at the Metropolitan Opera. She scripted history by scoring the first million-selling phonograph record and also co-founded the American Woman's Association.

 16 
Vytautas
(Grand Duke of Lithuania (1392 - 1430))
Vytautas
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1350 AD
Birthplace: Senieji Trakai, Lithuania
Died: 1430

Vytautas, also called Vytautas the Great, was the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Vytautas consolidated the possessions of his country and aided in building a national consciousness. Revered as a national hero, Vytautas was considered a significant figure during the 19th century Lithuanian National Revival. The Vytautas Magnus University founded in 1922 during the Polish–Lithuanian War was named after him.  

 17 
Ntozake Shange
(Playwright)
Ntozake Shange
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2018
 18 
Rex Stout
(American writer)
Rex Stout
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Noblesville, Indiana, United States
Died: 1975
 19 
Helmuth Hübener
Helmuth Hübener
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: 1942
 20 
Ugo Tognazzi
(Actor)
Ugo Tognazzi
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Birthdate: March 23, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Vazgen Sargsyan
(Former Prime Minister of Armenia)
Vazgen Sargsyan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ararat, Armenia
Died: 1999

Vazgen Sargsyan was an Armenian politician and military commander. He is best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Armenia from 11 June 1999 until his murder on 27 October 1999. He also served as the Defence Minister of Armenia on two occasions between 1991 and 1999. Vazgen Sargsyan is often counted among Armenia's greatest national heroes.

 22 
Vladimir Bukovsky
(Russian-Born British Human Rights Activist and Writer)
Vladimir Bukovsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belebey, Russia
Died: 2019

Vladimir Bukovsky was a Russian-born British writer and human rights activist. An important member of the Soviet dissident movement, Bukovsky spent 12 years in prisons, psychiatric prison-hospitals, and labor camps of the Soviet Union. A neurophysiologist, Bukovsky is celebrated for his efforts to expose Soviet Union's political abuse of psychiatry. In 2001, he was awarded the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom.

 23 
Princess Sophie of Hohenberg
(Princess)
Princess Sophie of Hohenberg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Konopischt, Benešov, Czechia
Died: 1990
 24 
Moira Lister
(Actress)
Moira Lister
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: 2007
 25 
Néstor Kirchner
(Lawyer, Politician)
Néstor Kirchner
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Río Gallegos
Died: 2010

Néstor Kirchner was an Argentine politician and lawyer best remembered for his service as the President of Argentina from 25 May 2003 to 10 December 2007. He also served as the Governor of Santa Cruz from 1991 to 2003. Kirchner, who had a great impact on Argentine politics, played a key role in the economic and foreign policies of Argentina.

 26 
Charlotte Perriand
(French Architect and Designer)
Charlotte Perriand
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1999

Charlotte Perriand was a French architect and designer known for her unique approach of correlating “the art of dwelling with the art of living.” She was interested in designing from a young age and received her training at the École de L'Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs. She worked with prominent Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier for several years. 

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Lope de Aguirre
(Spanish Conquistador Known for His Expedition for El Dorado During 1560-61)
Lope de Aguirre
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 8, 1510
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oñate, Spain
Died: 1561

Lope de Aguirre was a Spanish conquistador who lived and worked in South America. Dubbed the Madman, Aguirre is best remembered for his final expedition in search of Omagua and a mythical golden Kingdom known as El Dorado. Lope de Aguirre was killed during his last expedition down the Amazon River. Over the years, he has been antagonized in arts.

 28 
Kurt Schneider
(Military physician, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, University teacher)
Kurt Schneider
2
Birthdate: January 7, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Crailsheim
Died: 1967

Chiefly known for his works on the diagnosis and understanding of schizophrenia, German psychiatrist Kurt Schneider published many papers on the subject, creating a list of the psychotic symptoms, today known as Schneiderian First-Rank Symptoms, to differentiate it from other forms of mental disorder. He also made significant contributions to personality disorders, coining term like endogenous depression and reactive depression.

 29 
Jacques Demy
(French Director, Lyricist and Screenwriter)
Jacques Demy
0
Birthdate: June 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pontchâteau, France
Died: 1990
 30 
Itō Jakuchū
(Japanese Painter)
Itō Jakuchū
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Birthdate: March 2, 1716
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyōto, Japan
Died: 1800

Japanese painter Itō Jakuchū of the mid-Edo period is best-recognised for his paintings that traditionally featured Japanese subjects, especially his detailed and lifelike paintings of chickens and other birds. A reputed artist of the Kyoto art community, Jakuchū received several personal commissions as well as commissions for painting panels or screens for different Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan.

 31 
Michael Servetus
(Spanish Physician and Theologian Who was the First European to Correctly Describe the Function of Pulmonary Circulation)
Michael Servetus
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Birthdate: September 29, 1509
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tudela, Spain
Died: 1553

Michael Servetus was a Spanish physician, Renaissance humanist, cartographer, and theologian. In 1553, he published a book titled Christianismi Restitutio in which he described the function of pulmonary circulation, becoming the first European to describe it accurately. A polymath, Michael Servetus was well-versed in many fields, such as mathematics, geography, meteorology, astronomy, human anatomy, pharmacology, medicine, poetry, jurisprudence, and translation.

 32 
Thomas J. Dowd
(American Recording Engineer and Producer)
Thomas J. Dowd
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2002
 33 
Albert II of Germany
(King of Bohemia)
Albert II of Germany
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1397
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1439

Albert II of Germany was a Holy Roman Emperor of the Habsburg Monarchy. He became the ruler of Hungary, Germany, and Bohemia after his father-in-law Sigismund’s death. He was known for bringing about peace and for dividing Germany into structured administrative segments to make ruling easier.

 34 
Steve Peregrin Took
(Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Percussionist)
Steve Peregrin Took
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eltham
Died: 1980
 35 
Giovanni Battista Caproni
(Italian Aeronautical Engineer and Aircraft Designer)
Giovanni Battista Caproni
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arco, Italy
Died: 1957
 36 
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1980
 37 
Rudolph Maté
(Cinematographer)
Rudolph Maté
0
Birthdate: January 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1964
 38 
Charles S. Johnson
(Sociologist)
Charles S. Johnson
1
Birthdate: July 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, Virginia, United States
Died: 1956
 39 
Lascelles Abercrombie
(Poet)
Lascelles Abercrombie
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashton upon Mersey, England
Died: 1938
 40 
Naresh Kanodia
(Actor)
Naresh Kanodia
1
Birthdate: August 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kanoda, British India
Died: 2020
 41 
Es'kia Mphahlele
(South African Writer and One of the Founding Figures of Modern African Literature)
Es'kia Mphahlele
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marabastad, South Africa
Died: 2008

Best known for penning Down Second Avenue, which is regarded as a South African classic, Es'kia Mphahlele was initially a teacher whose term was terminated due to his opposition of the Bantu Education Act. He later held multiple academic posts in Europe, Africa, and the US.

 42 
Andreas Osiander
(Theologian)
Andreas Osiander
0
Birthdate: December 19, 1498
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gunzenhausen, Germany
Died: 1552
 43 
Enrico Mattei
(Entrepreneur, Politician, Engineer, Businessperson)
Enrico Mattei
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Acqualagna
Died: 1962
 44 
André de Toth
André de Toth
0
Birthdate: May 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Makó
Died: 2002

After earning a law degree, André de Toth decided to become an actor and was prominent in the Budapest theater scene before becoming a filmmaker. His eyepatch once led him to be interrogated in Egypt by people who thought he was an Israeli military leader. His best-known works include House of Wax.

 45 
Freddie Hart
(Musician)
Freddie Hart
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lochapoka, Alabama, USA
Died: 2018
 46 
Hans Werner Henze
(Composer)
Hans Werner Henze
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gütersloh, Germany
Died: 2012
 47 
Walter Berry
(Bass-Baritone)
Walter Berry
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2000
 48 
Susan Lindquist
(American Molecular Biologist Who Made Key Discoveries Concerning Protein Folding)
Susan Lindquist
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2016

Cell biologist and MIT professor Susan Lindquist is best remembered for her research on protein folding and its impact on diseases. The Harvard alumna had also taught at the University of Chicago for 23 years. She was also the first female director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

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Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
(Princess)
Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 27, 1833
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1897
 50 
Jean Hélion
(French Painter Who Began His Career with Abstract Painting Before Switching to Figurative Art)
Jean Hélion
1
Birthdate: April 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Couterne, Rives-d'Andaine, France
Died: 1987

French painter Jean Hélion began his artistic career as an abstract painter but later switched to figurative painting. An architect, he began painting in his spare time and soon co-founded an association of abstract painters, Abstraction-Création. He fought for the French army in World War II and also penned a memoir in captivity.