Died On October 5th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 5. The list includes people like Steve Jobs, Tecumseh, Raja Ravi Varma, Louis Brandeis, Maurice Wilkins. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, lawyers and mathematicians and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Russia & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Steve Jobs
(Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of 'Apple')
Steve Jobs
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2011
A college dropout, Steve Jobs, went on to be regarded as the Father of the Digital World. The founder/co-founder of Apple Inc, Pixar Animation Studios and NeXT Inc was a passionate visionary who was responsible for the development of iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPad and the iPhone which ushered in a new era in the computer, music and film industries.
 2 
Rodney Dangerfield
(Stand-up Comedian Who Was Known for His Self-Deprecating One-Liner Humor and Catchphrase 'I Don't Get No Respect!')
Rodney Dangerfield
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Birthdate: November 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Deer Park, New York, United States
Died: 2004
Rodney Dangerfield began as a stand-up comedian in and around New York City and eventually became a regular on late-night talk shows. He was known for his catchphrase “I don't get no respect!” and his self-deprecating humor. He also appeared in movies such as Caddyshack and Natural Born Killers.
 3 
Tecumseh
(Shawnee Chief and Warrior Known for Forming a Native American Confederacy)
Tecumseh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1768
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: 1813

Tecumseh was a Shawnee chief, diplomat, orator, and warrior. He is best known for promoting resistance to the United States' expansion onto Native American lands. He also promoted tribal unity and is credited with forming a Native American confederacy. He died trying to unite Native Americans and is considered an iconic folk hero in Canadian, Indigenous, and American history.

 4 
Gloria Grahame
(Actress)
Gloria Grahame
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Birthdate: November 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 1981
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 5 
Eddie Kendricks
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')
Eddie Kendricks
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Union Springs, Alabama, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Emilie Schindler
(Oskar Schindler's Wife)
Emilie Schindler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moravia, Czechia
Died: 2001

Emilie Schindler is best remembered as the wife of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved over a thousand Jews from the Nazis by employing them at his factory and later inspired the iconic Steven Spielberg movie Schindler's List. She later fled to Argentina with Oskar but was abandoned by him.

 7 
Geoffrey Holder
(Actor)
Geoffrey Holder
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Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 2014
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 8 
Leonard Rossiter
(Actor)
Leonard Rossiter
4
Birthdate: October 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK
Died: 1984
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Thomas C. Durant
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1885
 10 
Jacques Offenbach
(Composer)
Jacques Offenbach
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: 1880
 11 
Roland Garros
(French Aviation Pioneer and Fighter Pilot)
Roland Garros
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, Réunion, France
Died: 1918
 12 
Chantal Akerman
(Belgian Film Director Best Known for Her Art-House Film 'Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles')
Chantal Akerman
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Birthdate: June 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 2015

Chantal Akerman was a Belgian screenwriter, film director, and artist. she also served at the City College of New York as a film professor. Best known for her work in the 1975 arthouse film Jeanne Dielman, which was described as a masterpiece by The New York Times, Chantal Akerman had a profound influence on avant-garde cinema.  

 13 
Louis Brandeis
(Former Lawyer & US Supreme Court Associate Justice)
Louis Brandeis
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 13, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1941
 14 
Faustyna Kowalska
(Polish Catholic Religious Sister and Mystic)
Faustyna Kowalska
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 25, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Głogowiec, Poland
Died: 1938

Polish Catholic nun Faustyna Kowalska is remembered for her diary, which recorded her multiple visions of Jesus and was later published. She later got an artist to paint the Image of the Divine Mercy, based on her visions. Known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy, she was canonized as a saint in 2000.

 15 
Maurice Wilkins
(Biophysicist)
Maurice Wilkins
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pongaroa, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Died: 2004

Born in New Zealand, to a doctor father from Dublin, Maurice grew up to be a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist. His X-ray diffraction studies of DNA helped James D. Watson and Francis Crick, his fellow Nobel laureates, ascertain the DNA structure. He was also part of the Manhattan Project.

 16 
Grace Lee Boggs
(Author & Social Activist - Key Figure in the 'Asian American Movement')
Grace Lee Boggs
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Birthdate: June 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 2015
 17 
Henning Mankell
(Swedish Crime Writer, Children's Author and Dramatist)
Henning Mankell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2015

Henning Mankell was a Swedish dramatist, children's author, and crime writer. He is best reemembered for penning a series of mystery novels which featured the popular character, Inspector Kurt Wallander. Henning Mankell is also remembered for highlighting injustices in Sweden and social inequality issues through his plays and books. He was a recipient of many awards like the Gumshoe Award.

 18 
Alex Lowe
(Mountaineer and Climber Who was Widely Considered the 'Best' Climber of His Day)
Alex Lowe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frederick, Maryland, United States
Died: 1999

Alex Lowe was an American mountaineer who was admired and respected by his peers for doing exceptionally well in every aspect of mountaineering. He was associated with the North Face climbing team for nearly 10 years and is credited with inspiring an entire generation of climbers. In 1995, Lowe was honored by the American Alpine Club with the Underhill Award.

 19 
Keith Murdoch
(War correspondent)
Keith Murdoch
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Birthdate: August 12, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: 1952

Apart from being the father of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Keith Murdoch was a talented journalist in his own right, who gained fame as a political correspondent for the Sydney Sun. He is also known for carrying the controversial Gallipoli letter to London. He later led The Herald and Weekly Times.

 20 
Andrea de Cesaris
(Italian Racing Driver)
Andrea de Cesaris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2014

Andrea de Cesaris, who had represented multiple Formula One teams, went down in history as the racer with the most Grand Prix starts without a single win. Post-retirement, he worked as a currency broker. He made headlines again when he dies in a motorcycle accident on a Rome highway.

 21 
Milunka Savic
(Military personnel)
Milunka Savic
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Koprivnica, Novi Pazar Koprivnica, Kingdom of Serbia
Died: 1973
 22 
Linda Gary
(Actress)
Linda Gary
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Birthdate: November 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1995
 23 
Fred Shuttlesworth
(Politician)
Fred Shuttlesworth
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Meigs
Died: 2011

Civil rights activist and Baptist minister Fred Shuttlesworth had also co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, along with others such as Martin Luther King, Jr. He also participated in the Freedom Rights and had been the target of a major assassination attempt by the Ku Klux Klan.

 24 
Earl Tupper
(Entrepreneur)
Earl Tupper
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Birthdate: July 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Died: 1983
 25 
Robbie Ross
(Canadian-British Journalist, Art Dealer, and Art Critic)
Robbie Ross
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Birthdate: May 25, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: 1918
 26 
Shirley Ellis
(American soul music singer and songwriter of West Indian heritage)
Shirley Ellis
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2005
 27 
Hal B. Wallis
(Film producer)
Hal B. Wallis
1
Birthdate: October 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: 1986
 28 
Sylvia Beach
(Bookseller)
Sylvia Beach
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Birthdate: March 14, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1962
 29 
Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)
Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: October 28, 1017
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1056
 30 
Jean Vigo
(Film director, Film editor, Screenwriter)
Jean Vigo
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Birthdate: April 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1934
 31 
Helena Roerich
(Writer)
Helena Roerich
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Birthdate: February 12, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1955
 32 
Booker Little
(Trumpeter)
Booker Little
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1961
 33 
Karl Gordon Henize
(Astronomer, Astronaut, Scientist)
Karl Gordon Henize
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: 1993

Karl Gordon Henize was a space scientist and astronaut who authored seventy papers on astronomy. He was posted at various observatories round the world. Later on, he joined NASA as scientist-astronaut and flew on space shuttle Challenger as a mission specialist.

 34 
Denis Quilley
(Actor, Singer)
Denis Quilley
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Birthdate: December 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Islington, North London, England
Died: 2003
 35 
Steve Lee
(Musician)
Steve Lee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: 2010

Best known as part of the Swiss rock band Gotthard, Steve Lee was mostly a vocalist but was also skilled in the drums and the harmonica. He co-founded the band Krak, which eventually became Gotthard. He was killed in a freak motorcycle accident while on a biking trip in Nevada with his friends.

 36 
Oscar Charleston
(Former Baseball Player Center fielder)
Oscar Charleston
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 1954
 37 
Renee Adoree
(Actress)
Renee Adoree
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, German Empire
Died: 1933
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 38 
Thomas Mitchell
(Scottish-born Australian Explorer and Surveyor)
Thomas Mitchell
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1792
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grangemouth, Scotland
Died: 1855

Thomas Mitchell was a Scottish-born Australian explorer and surveyor of Southeastern Australia. He is best remembered for his service as the Surveyor-General of New South Wales from 1828 until his death on 5 October 1855. In 1839, Thomas Mitchell was knighted for his immense contribution to the surveying of Australia.

 39 
Ike Jones
(Film Producer)
Ike Jones
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Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 2014
 40 
Joker Arroyo
(Filipino Statesman and Lawyer)
Joker Arroyo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naga
Died: 2015

Joker Arroyo was a Filipino statesman who served as a Senator of the Philippines from 2001 to 2013. His immense contributions to public service earned him various awards and honors. Joker Arroyo also made important contributions to the law profession.

 41 
Alfonso VIII of Castile
(King)
Alfonso VIII of Castile
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Birthdate: November 11, 1155
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Soria, Spain
Died: 1214
 42 
Charlotte, Princess Royal
(Queen)
Charlotte, Princess Royal
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 29, 1766
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: 1828
 43 
Andrew Keir
(Actor)
Andrew Keir
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Birthdate: April 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lanarkshire
Died: 1997
 44 
Alfred L. Kroeber
(Cultural Anthropologist)
Alfred L. Kroeber
1
Birthdate: June 11, 1876
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1960
 45 
Henry Dreyfuss
(Industrial Designer)
Henry Dreyfuss
1
Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1972
 46 
Silvestre Revueltas
(Music composer, violinist and teacher)
Silvestre Revueltas
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 31, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago Papasquiaro
Died: 1940

Silvestre Revueltas was a Mexican composer of classical music. He was also a violinist and a conductor. Along with fellow composer Carlos Chávez, he did much to promote contemporary Mexican music. He wrote film music, chamber music, and songs as well. He had a troubled personal life and fell into alcoholism and died young. 

 47 
Lars Onsager
(Physicist, Engineer, Professor, Chemist, Theoretical physicist)
Lars Onsager
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo
Died: 1976

Lars Onsager was a Norwegian-born American theoretical physicist and physical chemist. He is best remembered for his research at the Brown University which produced the Onsager reciprocal relations. This set of equations which he first published in 1929 earned Lars Onsager the 1968 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Ramnath Goenka
(Indian Newspaper Publisher and the Founder of 'The Indian Express')
Ramnath Goenka
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Birthdate: April 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bihar, India
Died: 1991

A pioneering journalist, Ramnath Goenka was the man behind the launch of the Indian Express group. His first job was that of a Free Press Journal despatch vendor. Known for his fiery journalism against Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, he had also been part of India’s first Constituent Assembly.

 49 
Anna Przybylska
(Actress, Model)
Anna Przybylska
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Birthdate: December 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gdynia, Poland
Died: 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Roy Ward Baker
(Director)
Roy Ward Baker
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Birthdate: December 19, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2010