Died On October 28th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 28. The list includes people like John Locke, Ted Hughes, Abigail Adams, Red Auerbach, John Smeaton. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, philosophers and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Matthew Perry
(Best Known for His Role of 'Chandler Bing' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matthew Perry
86
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2023

Matthew Perry gained worldwide popularity for playing the character of Chandler Bing on the television sitcom Friends. The sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004 and remains one of the most popular ones till date. He also starred in other television series and a number of films. He had issued with vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol addiction.

 2 
John Locke
(English Philosopher and Physician, Popularly Known as the ‘Father of Liberalism’)
John Locke
36
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1632
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: 1704
John Locke, also known as The Father of Liberalism, was a prominent Enlightenment Age philosopher. A qualified physician, Locke postulated the theory of mind, empiricism, and the idea of tabula rasa. His ideas influenced the social contract theory, the works of Kant and Rousseau, and the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
 3 
Jerry Lee Lewis
(One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Jerry Lee Lewis
41
Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2022
Four-time Grammy-winner Jerry Lee Lewis, nicknamed “The Killer,” is best known for his track Great Balls of Fire. A controversy surrounding his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra destroyed his career. Named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he was also part of the Million Dollar Quartet.
 4 
Ted Hughes
(Poet and Children's Writer)
Ted Hughes
32
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mytholmroyd
Died: 1998
Poet and children’s author Ted Hughes is best remembered for his iconic poems The Hawk in the Rain, Birthday Letters, and Crow. He was married to poet Sylvia Plath, who eventually committed suicide at 30. Most people blamed him for mistreating Plath and indirectly causing her death.   
 5 
Abigail Adams
(Wife of Former US President John Adams and First Lady of the United States (1797 - 1801))
Abigail Adams
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1744
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1818

Abigail Adams was the closest advisor and wife of the second president of the United States, John Adams. She is credited with influencing John Adams in many ways as the latter often sought the advice of his wife. Adams feature prominently in musicals, films, and TV series that discuss her husband. She has been portrayed by actresses like Laura Linney.

 6 
James MacArthur
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Danny Williams’ in the TV Series ‘Hawaii Five-O’)
James MacArthur
7
Birthdate: December 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2010
James MacArthur is best remembered as Danno from Hawaii Five-O. He had also been part of popular Disney movies such as Swiss Family Robinson and Kidnapped. He earned a Theatre World Award for his Broadway appearance in Invitation to a March and a BAFTA nomination for The Young Stranger.
 7 
Porter Wagoner
(Country Music Singer)
Porter Wagoner
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Plains, Missouri, United States
Died: 2007
 8 
Red Auerbach
(Basketball coach)
Red Auerbach
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2006
 9 
Doris Duke
(Correspondent)
Doris Duke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1993
 10 
Camilo Cienfuegos
(Armed force officer)
Camilo Cienfuegos
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana
Died: 1959

Camilo Cienfuegos was a Cuban revolutionary who was part of the 1956 Granma expedition alongside Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. He went on to become one of Fidel Castro's top guerrilla commanders and played an important role in winning the Battle of Yaguajay, which earned him the nickname Hero of Yaguajay. Camilo Cienfuegos is revered as a hero in Cuba.

 11 
Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
(Islamic Scholar, Reformer)
Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
79
Birthdate: June 14, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bareilly
Died: 1921

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, also known as Ala-Hazrat, was a renowned Islamic scholar and an Urdu poet. Born in Bareilly, British India, he belonged to a family of Rohilla Pushtuns who had migrated from Qandahar. He wrote about various subjects such as philosophy, science, and astronomy.

 12 
Marcel Cerdan
(French Professional Boxer and World Middleweight Champion)
Marcel Cerdan
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Died: 1949
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Margaret I of Denmark
(Queen)
Margaret I of Denmark
4
Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1412
 14 
Max Müller
(Scholar, Philologist)
Max Müller
4
Birthdate: December 6, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt, German Confederation
Died: 1900

Max Müller was a German-born Orientalist and philologist. Müller is credited with co-founding the western academic disciplines of religious studies and Indian studies. In 1874, he was honored with the Pour le Mérite. He received the prestigious Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art in 1875. In India, the Goethe Institutes are named in his honor.

 15 
Prince George of Denmark
(Prince)
Prince George of Denmark
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1653
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1708
 16 
Tommy Flowers
(English Computer Scientist)
Tommy Flowers
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poplar, London, England
Died: 1998

Born to a bricklayer in London’s East End, Tommy Flowers completed his studies in electrical engineering attending night classes while working as an apprentice during the day. He developed Max Newman’s model of a machine that had the potential to decipher German codes and turned it into his Colossus computer.

 17 
Taha Hussein
(One of the Most Influential 20th-century Egyptian Writers and Intellectuals, and a Figurehead for the Egyptian Renaissance)
Taha Hussein
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maghaghah, Egypt
Died: 1973

Taha Hussein was an Egyptian writer, intellectual, and one of the most influential personalities in 20th-century Egypt. Best remembered for his literary work, Hussein received 21 nominations for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature during his lifetime. Taha Hussein is also remembered for his political career; he served as the Minister of Education in Egypt.

 18 
John Smeaton
(Civil Engineer)
John Smeaton
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 8, 1724
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Austhorpe, Leeds, England
Died: 1792

John Smeaton was the first person to claim to be a civil engineer. One of his best-known creations was the Eddystone Lighthouse. He was also the first to use hydraulic lime in concrete. He not only won the Copley Medal but was also made a Fellow of The Royal Society.

 19 
Trevor Berbick
(The Last Boxer to Defeat Muhammad Ali)
Trevor Berbick
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Died: 2006

Trevor Berbick was a Jamaican boxer known for participating in historical bouts, such as Muhammad Ali's last fight in 1981, which Ali lost. He also held the WBC heavyweight title in 1986 before losing the title to Mike Tyson the same year. He is also remembered for earning Jamaica a bronze medal at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico.

 20 
Alice Brady
(Actress)
Alice Brady
1
Birthdate: November 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1939
 21 
Anna of Russia
(Empress of Russia (1730 - 1740))
Anna of Russia
7
Birthdate: February 7, 1693
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1740

Daughter of Ivan V and niece of Peter I, Anna of Russia did not have much interest in the governance of her kingdom and left it in the hands of her beloved Ernst Johann Biron and her advisors. Her “dark reign” witnessed costly wars such as the Russo-Turkish War.

 22 
Marie Maynard Daly
(Biochemist)
Marie Maynard Daly
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Corona, New York, United States
Died: 2003

Marie Maynard Daly was the first Black lady to earn a doctoral degree in chemistry in the U.S. She was inspired by her father, who had to drop out of Cornell due to lack of funds. A pioneer of biochemistry, Daly later introduced a scholarship for African-American students at Queens College.

 23 
Richard E. Smalley
(Father of Nanotechnology)
Richard E. Smalley
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: 2005
 24 
Kateb Yacine
(Algerian Writer Best Remembered For His Plays and Novels)
Kateb Yacine
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantine
Died: 1989

Kateb Yacine was an Algerian writer best remembered for his plays and novels. Yacine was politically active and was an important member of the Algerian Communist Party. He also gave lectures with the support of the Algerian People's Party.

 25 
Ginette Neveu
(Violinist)
Ginette Neveu
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1949
 26 
André Masson
(Former Surrealist painter)
André Masson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Balagny-sur-Thérain, France
Died: 1987
 27 
Sylvia Fine
(Actor, Film producer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter)
Sylvia Fine
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1991
 28 
James Goldman
(Screenwriter)
James Goldman
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1998
 29 
Rukmani Devi
(Actress, Singer)
Rukmani Devi
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Died: 1978
 30 
Maxentius
(Roman Emperor Who Reigned in the 4th Century)
Maxentius
1
Birthdate: 0283 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0312

Roman emperor of the 4th century, Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius was the son of Maximian. He spent most of his later rule dealing with civil wars. He also invested in building religious structures. He was eventually beaten and killed at Battle of the Milvian Bridge.

 31 
Oswald Boelcke
(German Aviator and Military Personnel)
Oswald Boelcke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
Died: 1916
 32 
Billy Hughes
(Prime Minister)
Billy Hughes
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1862
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1952
 33 
Princess Helena of Nassau
(Princess)
Princess Helena of Nassau
0
Birthdate: August 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau, German Confederation
Died: 1888
 34 
John Wallis
(mathematician, philosopher, musicologist, cryptologist)
John Wallis
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 23, 1616
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ashford
Died: 1703
 35 
Michael Sata
(Fifth President of Zambia (2011 – 2014))
Michael Sata
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mpika
Died: 2014

Michael Sata was a Zambian politician best remembered for his service as the fifth President of Zambia from 2011 until his death in 2014. He also served as the leader of a major political party called the Patriotic Front (PF). A social democrat, Michael Sata was praised for his strong values and admirable abilities as a politician. 

 36 
Jack Dellal
(Entrepreneur, Banker)
Jack Dellal
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: 2012
 37 
Marijohn Wilkin
(Songwriter)
Marijohn Wilkin
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kemp, Texas, United States
Died: 2006
 38 
Buck Adams
(Actor)
Buck Adams
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Pietro Annigoni
(Artist)
Pietro Annigoni
0
Birthdate: June 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1988
 40 
Louis-Eugène Cavaignac
(General)
Louis-Eugène Cavaignac
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1802
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1857
 41 
Mady Christians
(Actress)
Mady Christians
0
Birthdate: January 19, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died: 1951
 42 
Bolesław III Wrymouth
(Duke of Poland)
Bolesław III Wrymouth
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 20, 1086
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Płock, Poland
Died: 1138
 43 
Cleveland Abbe
(US Meteorologist Who Helped Develop the US Weather Bureau)
Cleveland Abbe
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 3, 1838
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1916

US meteorologist Cleveland Abbe, who proposed the use of time zones, was also known for his contribution to the development of the US Weather Bureau, or the National Weather Service, through his daily weather maps and forecasts. Initially an astronomer, he also served as the director of the Cincinnati (Ohio) Observatory.

 44 
Cano Estremera
(Singer)
Cano Estremera
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: 2020
 45 
Georges Carpentier
(French Boxer)
Georges Carpentier
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lens, France
Died: 1975
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Rafael Alberti
(Spanish Writer Who Was Regarded as One of the Major Spanish Poets of the 20th Century)
Rafael Alberti
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Municipality of El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
Died: 1999

Rafael Alberti, part of the Spanish poets’ group called the Generation of 1927, redefined Spanish literature. The Cervantes Prize-winning poet had also been a Communist Party member but was expelled later and launched the politically motivated magazine Octubre. He had also fought in the Spanish Civil War.

 47 
Tadeusz Mazowiecki
(Politician, Writer, Journalist, Trade unionist)
Tadeusz Mazowiecki
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Płock
Died: 2013
 48 
Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq
(Flemish Diplomat Who Was an Ambassador to Turkey)
Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1522 AD
Birthplace: Comines, France
Died: 1592

Flemish diplomat Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq served several Austrian emperors, including Ferdinand I. He was an ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, present-day Turkey, and wrote extensively on Turkish life and culture. His final years were spent at the service of Elizabeth of Austria. He also collected manuscripts and curios.

 49 
Edouard Séguin
(Physician)
Edouard Séguin
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 20, 1812
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clamecy, France
Died: 1880
 50 
Mitchell Leisen
(Director)
Mitchell Leisen
0
Birthdate: October 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Menominee, Michigan, United States
Died: 1972