Died On October 4th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 4. The list includes people like Janis Joplin, Rembrandt, Max Planck, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Anne Sexton. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, poets and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Loretta Lynn
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Hits ‘You Ain't Woman Enough' and 'Fist City')
Loretta Lynn
54
Birthdate: April 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2022

Loretta Lynn is an American singer known for her groundbreaking contribution to country music. In a career spanning six decades, she has released multiple gold albums and has won Grammy Award thrice. Apart from being the most decorated female country singer, Loretta is also the only female Academy of Country Music (ACM) Artist of the Decade (the 1970s).

 2 
Janis Joplin
(American Singer Known for Her Powerful Mezzo-Soprano Vocals)
Janis Joplin
75
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: 1970

Best known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, Janis Joplin was one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Before dying at the age of 27, she achieved so much that Rolling Stone magazine included her in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004 and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2008.

 3 
Rembrandt
(One of the Greatest Visual Artists in the History of Art)
Rembrandt
16
Birthdate: July 15, 1606
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: 1669

Rembrandt was a Dutch printmaker, painter, and draughtsman. A master in three major art media, Rembrandt is widely considered the most important visual artist in Dutch art history and one of the greatest of all time. He is also considered the greatest etcher in the history of printmaking. His life and work inspired several films, including the 1936 movie Rembrandt.

 4 
Diahann Carroll
11
Birthdate: July 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2019

Diahann Carroll was an American actress, model, singer, and activist. In 1962, she became the first African-American woman to receive a Tony Award under Best Actress in a Musical category. She is credited with starring in Julia, the first American TV series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role; Carroll's portrayal of Julia earned her a Golden Globe.

 5 
Max Planck
(German Theoretical Physicist and Originator of 'Quantum Theory')
Max Planck
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 23, 1858
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
Died: 1947

German theoretical physicist Max Planck is remembered for originating the quantum theory of physics, which earned him the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics. He laid down concepts such as the Planck constant and the Planck postulate. The Kaiser Wilhelm Society was later renamed Max Planck Society in his honor.

 6 
Graham Chapman
(British Actor, Writer and Member of the Surreal Comedy Group ‘Monty Python’)
Graham Chapman
10
Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1989

Graham Chapman was an English comedian, author, actor, and writer. An important member of the popular comedy group Monty Python, Chapman was also a patron of the Dangerous Sports Club. An openly gay comedian, Chapman supported gay rights throughout his life. In September 2012, a blue plaque was unveiled at The Angel pub in North London to commemorate Graham Chapman.

 7 
Gordon Cooper
(Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator)
Gordon Cooper
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shawnee
Died: 2004

Part of the seven Project Mercury astronauts, Gordon Cooper manned a 34-hour space mission, becoming the first American to stay for a day in space. As part of the Gemini 5 mission, he and his co-pilot proved it was possible for astronauts to survive a mission to the Moon and back.

 8 
Glenn Gould
(Canadian Classical Pianist)
Glenn Gould
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1982

Glenn Gould was a Canadian classical pianist, counted among the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century. He was also an interpreter of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He was known for his remarkable technical proficiency and unorthodox musical interpretations. He was a writer and composer as well. The Glenn Gould Foundation was established in his honor.   

 9 
Norman Wisdom
6
Birthdate: February 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: 2010
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 10 
Võ Nguyên Giáp
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lệ Thủy District, Vietnam
Died: 2013

Võ Nguyên Giáp was a politician who also served in the Vietnam People's Army as an army general. Regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest military strategists, Giáp played key roles as a military commander in the First Indochina War and in the Second Indochina War. He is also credited with laying the foundation for the Annamite Range trail.

 11 
Alfred Emanuel Smith
(42nd Governor of New York (1923-28))
Alfred Emanuel Smith
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 30, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1944
 12 
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
(French Sculptor and Painter Best Known for Designing the 'Statue of Liberty')
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
0
Birthdate: August 2, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colmar, France
Died: 1904

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a French painter and sculptor remembered for designing the Statue of Liberty. He is also credited with designing other iconic statues like The Lion of Belfort and Marquis de Lafayette. In addition to being a sculptor, Bartholdi also played an important role in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, serving as a liaison officer to Giuseppe Garibaldi.

 13 
Diane Linkletter
(Art Linkletter's Daughter)
Diane Linkletter
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
Died: 1969
 14 
Gifford Pinchot
(First Chief of the US Forest Service & Former Governor of Pennsylvania)
Gifford Pinchot
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1946

Gifford Pinchot was an American politician and forester. He is best remembered for his service as the first chief of the US Forest Service from February 1905 to January 1910. Gifford Pinchot also served as the Governor of Pennsylvania on two occasions; from 16 January 1923 to 18 January 1927 and again from 20 January 1931 to 15 January 1935.

 15 
Henrietta Lacks
(Source of HeLa Cell Line)
Henrietta Lacks
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: 1951
Henrietta Lacks was a woman whose cancer cells were preserved and led to the first immortalized cell line, or the HeLa cell line, that was later used for medical research. Neither Lacks or her family members were compensated, and no consent was sought. Her story later inspired an HBO movie.
 16 
Rocky Dennis
(American Boy Who Had Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia)
Rocky Dennis
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glendora, California, United States
Died: 1978

Roy Lee Dennis, or Rocky Dennis, was an American boy who suffered from craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, a rare sclerotic bone disorder which results in various neurological disorders. His face was distorted due to his condition, and he died at 16. His life inspired the Academy Award-winning 1985 movie Mask.

 17 
Jill Bennett
(Actress)
Jill Bennett
3
Birthdate: December 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
Died: 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Otto Weininger
(Philosopher, Writer, Psychologist)
Otto Weininger
0
Birthdate: April 3, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1903

Austrian thinker Otto Weininger, whose main areas of interests included philosophy of religion, logic, gender and psychology, lived in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His book Geschlecht und Charakter (Sex and Character), which gained popularity following his suicide by gunshot, became a sourcebook for anti-Semitic propagandists. Some of his writings were used by Nazi propaganda.  

 19 
Gumpei Yokoi
(Video Game Designer)
Gumpei Yokoi
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kyoto, Empire of Japan
Died: 1997
 20 
Günther Rall
(Writer, Aviator, Officer)
Günther Rall
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 10, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gaggenau
Died: 2009

Günther Rall was a German military aviator and General whose career spanned almost four decades. In 1938, Rall became a fighter pilot and went on to become one of the most successful fighter pilots in the history of aviation. Over the course of his illustrious career, Rall was honored with several awards like the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Saint Teresa of Avila
9
Birthdate: March 28, 1515
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gotarrendura
Died: 1582

Teresa of Ávila, also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a Spanish noblewoman who later turned into a Carmelite nun. She was posthumously named a Doctor of the Church. She co-established the Discalced Carmelite Order. Her written works include The Interior Castle and her own autobiography.

 22 
Art Farmer
(American musician)
Art Farmer
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Died: 1999
 23 
Denny Hulme
(New Zealand Motorsports Racing Driver)
Denny Hulme
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Motueka, New Zealand
Died: 1992
 24 
Mercedes Sosa
(Iconic Argentine Folk Singer and Nueva Canción Leader)
Mercedes Sosa
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucumán
Died: 2009

Latin Grammy-winning Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa, also known as La Negra, remains an iconic figure of Argentine folk music and of the left-wing social movement nueva canción. Starting her music career with radio at age 15, she later soared to fame with the track Gracias a la vida.

 25 
Barney Oldfield
(American Automobile Racer)
Barney Oldfield
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wauseon, Ohio, United States
Died: 1946
 26 
Julia Dent Cantacuzene Spiransky-Grant
(Historian)
Julia Dent Cantacuzene Spiransky-Grant
1
Birthdate: June 6, 1876
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The White House, Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1975
 27 
Curtis Turner
(American Stock Car Racer)
Curtis Turner
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Floyd, Virginia, United States
Died: 1970
 28 
John, Prince of Asturias
(Prince)
John, Prince of Asturias
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 30, 1478
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1497
 29 
Barbados Joe Walcott
(Professional Boxer)
Barbados Joe Walcott
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Demerara, Guyana
Died: 1935
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 30 
Francis Biddle
(lawyer, judge, screenwriter)
Francis Biddle
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1968
 31 
Patricia Cockburn
(Writer)
Patricia Cockburn
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosscarbery, Ireland
Died: 1989

Known for books such as Figure of Eight, Patricia Cockburn was not just an author but also an avid traveler and conchologist. She was also associated with publications such as The Evening Standard and The Week, and became an artist of shell pictures in her later life.

 32 
Alexandros Papagos
(Former Prime Minister of Greece (1952 - 1955))
Alexandros Papagos
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 1955

Alexandros Papagos was a Greek army officer who played a key role during World War II where he led the Hellenic Army. He was also influential in the final outcome of the subsequent Greek Civil War. Also a successful politician, Alexandros Papagos served as the Prime Minister of Greece from 1952 to 1955.

 33 
Prince Oscar Bernadotte
(Prince)
Prince Oscar Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1953
 34 
Ted Briggs
Ted Briggs
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Redcar
Died: 2008
 35 
Michael Smith (Chemist)
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Died: 2000

Nobel Prize-winning British-Canadian biochemist Michael Smith is best remembered for his research on site-directed mutagenesis, which has paved the path for further research on topics such as gene therapy and Alzheimer disease. A professor of biotechnology and biochemistry, he later co-founded the biotechnology company ZymoGenetics Inc.

 36 
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll
(Official)
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1680
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petersham, England
Died: 1743
 37 
Ed Lowe
(Businessman)
Ed Lowe
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1995
 38 
Catherine Booth
(Co-Founder of the Salvation Army and Wife of Methodist Preacher William Booth)
Catherine Booth
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1829
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashbourne, England
Died: 1890

Owing to a spinal ailment, Catherine Booth remained mostly at home as a child. She later founded The Salvation Army, with her Methodist preacher husband William Booth, thus helping the poor and the needy. She refused to believe women couldn’t preach the gospels and wrote the pamphlet Female Ministry.

 39 
Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel
(Former Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom)
Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1585
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Finchingfield, Essex, England
Died: 1646

Thomas Howard, 2nd earl of Arundel is also sometimes referred to as the 14th or 21st earl of Arundel. A lover of paintings, marble sculptures, and coins, he also gained the nickname Collector Earl. Most of his prized possessions are now housed at the Oxford University and the British Museum.

 40 
Silvio Piola
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Silvio Piola
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Robbio
Died: 1996
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman
(Sultan)
Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: 1913
 42 
Mikołaj Rej
(poet, writer)
Mikołaj Rej
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 4, 1505
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zhuravno
Died: 1569

Mikołaj Rej was a Polish poet, musician, prose writer, and politician. Rej is remembered as the first Polish writer to write solely in the Polish language. He is also counted among the originators of Polish literary language and literature.

 43 
Masaki Kobayashi
(Japanese Film Director and Screenwriter Best Known for His Epic Trilogy 'The Human Condition')
Masaki Kobayashi
1
Birthdate: February 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
Died: 1996

Masaki Kobayashi was a Japanese filmmaker renowned for directing the trilogy The Human Condition. One of the most revered directors of his generation, Kobayashi's works were recognized internationally. In 1963, his film Harakiri was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. Kobayashi is also credited with co-founding a directors group called The Four Horsemen Club.

 44 
Karl Baedeker
(Publisher)
Karl Baedeker
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1801
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: 1859
 45 
Bernard Buffet
(Painter)
Bernard Buffet
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1999
 46 
André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
(Photographer)
André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 28, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1889
 47 
Jacques Cujas
(Legal expert)
Jacques Cujas
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1522 AD
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: 1590
 48 
Galbraith Lowry Cole
(Politician)
Galbraith Lowry Cole
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 1, 1772
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1842
 49 
Benozzo Gozzoli
(Painter)
Benozzo Gozzoli
0
Birthdate: 1420 AD
Birthplace: Scandicci, Italy
Died: 1497
 50 
Jean Beraud
(Painter)
Jean Beraud
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1935