Died On October 31st

Discover the most famous people who died on October 31. The list includes people like River Phoenix, Indira Gandhi, Harry Houdini, Federico Fellini, Egon Schiele. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, military leaders and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, India & Austria and many more countries.
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 1 
Sean Connery
(The First Actor to Portray Fictional British Secret Agent James Bond on Film)
Sean Connery
102
Birthdate: August 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 2020

The first person to play James Bond on screen, Scottish actor Sean Connery went on to star in seven films of the franchise. The role catapulted him to international fame, but this charismatic actor was not restricted to his iconic role. He also tasted critical and commercial success in other productions including Murder on the Orient Express and The Untouchables

 2 
River Phoenix
(Actor, Musician and Eldest Brother of the Phoenix Siblings Who Accidentally Died by Combined Drug Intoxication)
River Phoenix
70
Birthdate: August 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States
Died: 1993

Actor, musician, and activist, River Phoenix. was the older brother of Academy Award-winning actor, Joaquin Phoenix. The child of “hippyish” parents, he had an unconventional upbringing. He began acting as a young boy and enjoyed a successful career. The promising young man died of a drug overdose when he was just 23.

 3 
Harry Houdini
(Illusionist and Stunt Performer Known for His Sensational Escape Acts)
Harry Houdini
34
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1926

Legendary magician Harry Houdini initially worked as a trapeze artist named “Ehrich, the Prince of the Air” and was later known for his iconic stunt of escaping from handcuffs, at times even under water and while buried alive. He died after a blow to the gut damaged his appendix.

 4 
Indira Gandhi
(3rd Prime Minister of India)
Indira Gandhi
78
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1984

The third Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi served as PM from 1966 till 1977 and then again from 1980 till her assassination in October 1984. She is considered one of India’s strongest PM and is hailed for leading India to victory over Pakistan in 1971, which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh. However, she is also categorised as authoritarian and is criticised for imposing Emergency in 1975.

 5 
Federico Fellini
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Distinctive Style, Which Blends Fantasy and Baroque Images with Earthiness.)
Federico Fellini
12
Birthdate: January 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rimini, Italy
Died: 1993

Italian film director and screenwriter, Federico Fellini, is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. He was nominated for the Academy Awards 12 times and won four in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. His distinctive style of film-making has inspired generations of directors in both Italy and Hollywood.

 6 
Egon Schiele
(Austrian Expressionist Painter, Draftsman, and Printmaker)
Egon Schiele
12
Birthdate: June 12, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulln, Austria
Died: 1918

Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter whose work is well-known for its raw sexuality and intensity. An early exponent of Expressionism, Schiele was one of the early-20th century's most prominent figurative painters. His life and career inspired the 1980 biographical film Excess and Punishment, in which Schiele was played by German actor Mathieu Carrière. 

 7 
John Houseman
(Romanian-Born American Actor, Director, and Producer)
John Houseman
6
Birthdate: September 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1988

Romanian-born US actor and producer John Houseman is remembered for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning role in The Paper Chase. Primarily a character actor, he also gained fame as a theater director and producer and collaborated with director Orson Welles on many projects.

 8 
George Halas
(American football player)
George Halas
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1983
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Willie McCovey
(Baseball player)
Willie McCovey
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Studs Terkel
(Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer, Poet lawyer, Music journalist)
Studs Terkel
0
Birthdate: May 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Studs Terkel is remembered for his contribution to American history and for his book The Good War. Initially aspiring to be a lawyer, he later became a radio actor. He also interviewed people for his show Studs’s Place and published bestselling oral histories such as Division Street.

 11 
Amrita Pritam
(Indian Author Who Wrote in Punjabi and Hindi and is Considered One of History's Foremost Female Punjabi Writers)
Amrita Pritam
572
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: 2005

Amrita Pritam was an Indian poet, essayist, and novelist who wrote in Hindi and Punjabi languages. She is widely regarded as the first major female Punjabi poet and the leading Punjabi-language poet of the 20th century. In 1956, she was honored with the Sahitya Akademi Award, becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious award.

 12 
Edwin Anderson Walker
(Military Officer)
Edwin Anderson Walker
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kerr County, Texas, United States
Died: 1993
 13 
Rosalind Cash
(Actress)
Rosalind Cash
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: 1995
 14 
Tyler Christopher
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois
Died: 2023
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Victor Sen Yung
(Actor)
Victor Sen Yung
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1980
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Ted Sorensen
(Lawyer and presidential speechwriter)
Ted Sorensen
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2010
 17 
Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile
(Queen)
Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile
2
Birthdate: October 13, 1161
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Domfront Castle, Normandy, France
Died: 1214
 18 
Otto Rank
(Psychologist)
Otto Rank
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1939

Otto Rank was an Austrian psychoanalyst and philosopher. A close colleague of Sigmund Freud, Rank was also the managing director of Freud's publishing house. Rank was a prolific writer and wrote extensively on psychoanalytic themes. He was the first person who viewed therapy as a learning and unlearning experience focusing on feelings. Psychologist Rollo May was deeply influenced by Rank. 

 19 
Maurice Lucas
(Basketball player)
Maurice Lucas
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 20 
Éleuthère Irénée du Pont
(French-American Chemist and Industrialist)
Éleuthère Irénée du Pont
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 24, 1771
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1834

Éleuthère Irénée du Pont was the founder of the American gunpowder company E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and the patriarch of the famous du Pont family of businessmen. Born in France, du Pont had escaped to the U.S. with his family during the French Revolution. 

 21 
Flórián Albert
(Hungarian Professional Football Player Who Played as a Forward)
Flórián Albert
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hercegszántó, Hungary
Died: 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Max Reinhardt
(One of the Most Prominent Directors of German-Language Theatre in the Early 20th Century)
Max Reinhardt
3
Birthdate: September 9, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baden, Austria
Died: 1943

Max Reinhardt was an Austrian-born director and producer. The son of a Jewish merchant, he took acting lessons and embarked on a brilliant theatrical career. Before long, he came to be regarded as one of the most prominent directors of German-language theater. However, he had to flee Austria during the Nazi invasion and eventually settled in USA. 

 23 
Eileen Gray
(Architect)
Eileen Gray
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Ireland
Died: 1976
 24 
Raf Vallone
(Best Known for His Role in Film 'A View from the Bridge' and His Association with 'Neorealist' Movement)
Raf Vallone
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tropea, Italy
Died: 2002

Raf Vallone was an Italian actor, journalist, and footballer. He was one of the biggest stars in Italy during the 1950s and 1960s. His performance in the drama film A View from the Bridge earned him the David di Donatello Award. As a footballer, Vallone helped his team win the Coppa Italia in the 1935–1936 season.

 25 
Prince William, Duke of Cumberland
(Military commander)
Prince William, Duke of Cumberland
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 26, 1721
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leicester House, London, England
Died: 1765
 26 
Joseph Calleia
(Actor)
Joseph Calleia
0
Birthdate: August 4, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Notabile, Malta
Died: 1975
 27 
Yammie Lam
(Former TVB actress)
Yammie Lam
1
Birthdate: April 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Died: 2018
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 28 
Mikhail Frunze
(Former Bolshevik leader during and just prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917)
Mikhail Frunze
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Died: 1925
 29 
Ring Lardner Jr.
(Journalist)
Ring Lardner Jr.
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2000
 30 
Elizebeth Smith Friedman
(Author)
Elizebeth Smith Friedman
1
Birthdate: August 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huntington, Indiana, United States
Died: 1980
 31 
Peter Stumpp
Peter Stumpp
0
Birthplace: Bedburg
Died: 1589
 32 
Joseph Hooker
(Officer, Soldier)
Joseph Hooker
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 13, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: 1879
 33 
Qian Xuesen
(Astronautical engineer)
Qian Xuesen
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hangzhou
Died: 2009
 34 
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
(British Naval Flag Officer of the Royal Navy Who was a Successful Captain of the Napoleonic Wars)
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: 1860

One of the best-known seamen from Britain, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald had also been an MP. He is also remembered for his conflict with Admiral James Gambier. Though expelled from the Parliament for spreading a death hoax about Napoleon I along with his uncle, he was later proved to be innocent.

 35 
Eduardo De Filippo
(Actor)
Eduardo De Filippo
1
Birthdate: May 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1984
 36 
Charles Taze Russell
(Christian Restoration Minister)
Charles Taze Russell
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: 1916

Charles Taze Russell was an American restorationist minister who is credited with founding the Bible Student movement, which formed the basis for several independent Bible Student groups. He is also credited with co-founding a not-for-profit, non-stock organization called the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, which is an important publisher of religious books in America.

 37 
Robert S. Mulliken
(Chemist, Physicist)
Robert S. Mulliken
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1986
 38 
Augustus John
(Painter, Etcher)
Augustus John
2
Birthdate: January 4, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tenby
Died: 1961
 39 
John VIII Palaiologos
(Emperor)
John VIII Palaiologos
0
Birthdate: December 18, 1392
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Byzantine Empire
Died: 1448
 40 
S.D. Burman
S.D. Burman
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Comilla
Died: 1975

S.D. Burman was an Indian singer and music director. One of the most influential and successful film music composers in the history of Bollywood, Burman composed the music for more than 100 movies. During his career, he won many prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Filmfare Awards, and National Film Awards. In 1969, he was awarded the Padma Shri.

 41 
Paul Dudley White
(Physician, Cardiologist, University teacher)
Paul Dudley White
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roxbury
Died: 1973

Paul Dudley White was inspired to take up medicine by his physician father and ended up graduating in medicine from Harvard. A pioneer of preventive medicine, he also contributed to the study of blood coagulation and published 700 articles. He was also a medical officer during World War I

 42 
Charles Vance Millar
(Lawyer, Businessperson)
Charles Vance Millar
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 28, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aylmer, Ontario Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1926
 43 
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš
(Prince-Bishop of Montenegro)
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1813
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Njeguši, Montenegro
Died: 1851
 44 
Frank Kurtz
(American Olympic Diver and an Aviator)
Frank Kurtz
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: 1996
 45 
Thomas Blatt
(Writer)
Thomas Blatt
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Izbica, Poland
Died: 2015
 46 
Raj Chandra Bose
(Indian American Mathematician and Statistician)
Raj Chandra Bose
1
Birthdate: June 19, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Narmadapuram, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: 1987

Raj Chandra Bose was an Indian-American statistician and mathematician best remembered for his work in finite geometry, design theory, and the theory of error-correcting codes. He is also credited with inventing the notions of association scheme, partial geometry, and strongly regular graph.

 47 
Henry Harris
(Biologist)
Henry Harris
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 2014

Henry Harris was an Australian professor and scientist who taught at the University of Oxford. He is best remembered for his pioneering work on human genetics and cancer during the 2000s. Henry Harris was knighted in 1993 for his contribution to science.

 48 
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
(Irish Astronomer, Naturalist and Engineer)
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
Died: 1867
 49 
Ignacio Zuloaga
(Spanish Painter)
Ignacio Zuloaga
0
Birthdate: July 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eibar, Spain
Died: 1945

The son of a Spanish metalworker, Ignacio Zuloaga was mostly a self-taught artist. His paintings depict the Spanish culture and are full of motifs such as bullfighters and flamenco dancers. Best known for his works such as Daniel Zuloaga and His Daughters, he spent much of his life in Paris.

 50 
Leonardo Leo
(Composer)
Leonardo Leo
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 5, 1694
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Vito dei Normanni, Italy
Died: 1744