Died On October 9th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 9. The list includes people like Che Guevara, Aileen Wuornos, Oskar Schindler, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Brel. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, diplomats, journalists and spiritual & religious leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Che Guevara
(Revolutionary)
Che Guevara
212
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: 1967

Argentine Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevara, was a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. A physician by profession, he developed radical views upon witnessing the injustices in the world and joined Fidel Castro’s revolutionary 26th of July Movement. Assassinated in 1967, he remains both a revered and reviled historical figure.

 2 
Oskar Schindler
(German Industrialist and Member of Nazi Party Who Saved the Lives of 1,200 Jews During the Holocaust)
Oskar Schindler
19
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Svitavy, Czechia
Died: 1974

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist who displayed extraordinary dedication and courage to save the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. Oskar Schindler's act is viewed by many as the kind of act that restores faith in humanity.  His inspirational and heart-warming story was adapted into an Oscar-winning film titled Schindler's List.

 3 
Jan Hooks
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her TV Series ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Jan Hooks
7
Birthdate: April 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Died: 2014
Jan Hooks is best remembered for her stint on Saturday Night Live, where she played characters such as Candy Sweeney. Fans also loved her in Designing Women and 3rd Rock from the Sun. She was initially part of the comedy troupe The Groundlings and voiced Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon in The Simpsons.
 4 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Gospel Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Known for Using Heavy Distortion on Her Electric Guitar)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotton Plant, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1973

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American recording artist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. Characterized by a mixture of electric guitar and spiritual lyrics, Tharpe's music played an influential role in the development of rock and roll. Her music influenced several rock-and-roll musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry. She is often referred to as the Godmother of rock and roll.

 5 
Benjamin Banneker
(Compiler of Almanacs)
Benjamin Banneker
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 9, 1731
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore County
Died: 1806

Benjamin Banneker was born to a free African-American mother and a former slave father, and was largely self-educated. While he showed immense talent in both mathematics and astronomy, having predicted a solar eclipse with precision, he also wrote essays on civil rights and rallied against slavery.

 6 
Jacques Brel
(Actor & One of the Best-Selling Belgian Recording Artists of All Time)
Jacques Brel
13
Birthdate: April 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaerbeek, Belgium
Died: 1978

Jacques Brel was a Belgian singer, actor, director, and songwriter. He is remembered for composing and performing thoughtful, literate, and theatrical songs. Apart from inspiring French musicians, Brel's works have also had a major influence on English-speaking performers like David Bowie, Scott Walker, Rod McKuen, Marc Almond, and Alex Harvey. Brel is the third-best-selling Belgian music artist of all time.

 7 
Jacques Derrida
(French Philosopher Who Developed the Philosophical Approach Known as 'Deconstruction')
Jacques Derrida
14
Birthdate: July 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: El Biar, Algeria
Died: 2004

Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher remembered for developing deconstruction, a form of semiotic analysis. Derrida is one of the most influential figures associated with postmodern philosophy and post-structuralism. He also had a major influence on academic disciplines like philosophy, law, political theory, anthropology, applied linguistics, and historiography. He also influenced music, art criticism, art, and architecture.

 8 
Miriam Hopkins
(American Actress Who was Known for Her Versatility)
Miriam Hopkins
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: 1972

Miriam Hopkins was an American actress widely regarded as a pioneer of TV drama. She became the first performer to earn an Academy Award nomination for a performance in a color film; she was nominated under the Best Actress category for her portrayal of the title role in the 1935 historical drama film, Becky Sharp.

 9 
Anna Freud
(British Psychoanalyst and Founder of Psychoanalytic Child Psychology)
Anna Freud
7
Birthdate: December 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1982

Anna Freud was a British psychoanalyst. The daughter of Sigmund Freud, Anna followed in the footsteps of her father and made important contributions to the field of psychoanalysis. Alongside Melanie Klein and Hermine Hug-Hellmuth, Anna Freud is counted among the founders of psychoanalytic child psychology. Her work and contributions were featured in a documentary titled The Century of the Self.

 10 
Aaron Pryor
(Boxer)
Aaron Pryor
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died: 2016
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Joseph Pilates
(Physical Trainer and Inventor of the 'Pilates' Method of Physical Fitness)
Joseph Pilates
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany
Died: 1967

Joseph Pilates was a German physical trainer. He is credited with developing and popularizing the Pilates method of physical training. Originally a bodybuilder and gymnast, Pilates studied the movements of animals, especially cats, and modeled his fitness training based on this. He was featured in a documentary movie titled A Movement of Movement.

 12 
Andrzej Wajda
(Polish Film Director)
Andrzej Wajda
5
Birthdate: March 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Suwałki, Poland
Died: 2016
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Gordon Allport
(American Psychologist)
Gordon Allport
1
Birthdate: November 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montezuma, Indiana, United States
Died: 1967
 14 
Louis Nye
(Actor)
Louis Nye
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United Stat
Died: 2005
 15 
James Finlayson
(Scottish Actor and Comedian)
James Finlayson
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Birthdate: August 27, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Died: 1953
 16 
Jean Rochefort
(Actor)
Jean Rochefort
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Birthdate: April 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Clare Boothe Luce
(Author, Politician)
Clare Boothe Luce
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1987
 18 
Milt Jackson
(Jazz vibraphonist)
Milt Jackson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1999
 19 
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
(Artist)
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
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Birthdate: November 25, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: 1937
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse was the son of Louis IV and Princess Alice and the grandson of Queen Victoria of England. An art lover, he established the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony for artists and craftsmen, and patronized the artists of the art nouveau Jugendstil movement. 
 20 
Dagmar
(Actress)
Dagmar
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Birthdate: November 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yawkey, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2001
 21 
Pope Pius XII
(Pope (1939-1958))
Pope Pius XII
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Birthdate: March 2, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1958

Pope Pius XII served as the head of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican City from 1939 till 1958. Of the many positions he had held, one was the secretaryship of the Department of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs. He is remembered for negotiating the treaty of Reichskonkordat.

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Coccinelle
(Actress)
Coccinelle
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2006
 23 
John I of Castile
(King)
John I of Castile
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Birthdate: August 24, 1358
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Épila, Spain
Died: 1390
 24 
Charles Guggenheim
(Director)
Charles Guggenheim
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Birthdate: March 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 2002
 25 
Pieter Zeeman
(Discovered the 'Zeeman Effect')
Pieter Zeeman
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 25, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zonnemaire, Netherlands
Died: 1943

Pieter Zeeman was a Dutch physicist whose discovery of the Zeeman effect earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1902, which he shared with Hendrik Lorentz. Over the course of his career, Zeeman received several other awards, such as the Matteucci Medal in 1912, Henry Draper Medal in 1921, Rumford Medal in 1922, and Franklin Medal in 1925.

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Ioannis Kapodistrias
(Former Governor of Greece)
Ioannis Kapodistrias
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1776
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corfu, Greece
Died: 1831

Ioannis Kapodistrias was a Greek statesman who served as the first Governor of Greece from 1828 to 1831. One of the most distinguished diplomats and politicians of Europe, Kapodistrias had served as the Foreign Minister of Russia from 1816 to 1822. Considered an architect of Greek independence, Ioannis Kapodistrias is also regarded as the founder of the modern Greek state.

 27 
Alec Douglas-Home
(Former PM of UK)
Alec Douglas-Home
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: 1995

Alec Douglas-Home was a British politician. He served as the United Kingdom's prime minister for 363 days, becoming the second briefest prime minister of the 20th century. During his premiership, his government passed the abolition of resale price maintenance legislation in 1964.

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Joseph Glidden
(Businessman)
Joseph Glidden
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Birthdate: January 18, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlestown, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1906
Alexander I of Yugoslavia
7
Birthdate: December 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: 1934

Alexander I of Yugoslavia reigned as the king of Yugoslavia from 1921 until his death in 1934. During a state visit to France, Alexander was murdered by Bulgarian Vlado Chernozemski. The assassination inspired the opening of Christopher Hyde's book, The Second Assassin. Alexander's life and career inspired a TV series titled Alexander of Yugoslavia.

 30 
Roy Black
(Singer)
Roy Black
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bobingen, Germany
Died: 1991
 31 
Marek Grechuta
(Polish Singer-Songwriter, Composer and Lyricist)
Marek Grechuta
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zamość, Poland
Died: 2006

Marek Grechuta was a Polish singer, composer, songwriter, and lyricist. He is credited with co-founding a cabaret called Anawa when he was still studying at Kraków's Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology. In 1971, he exited from Anawa and founded a band called WIEM. Marek Grechuta was prolific and produced a large number of hits during his career.

 32 
Gabriele Falloppio
(One of the Most Important Anatomists and Physicians of the 16th Century)
Gabriele Falloppio
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1523 AD
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: 1562

Sixteenth-century Italian anatomist Gabriele Falloppio was also a Catholic priest. Of his many discoveries, the most well-known are the tubes which link the ovaries to the uterus, named fallopian tubes. He was also the first to offer written description of a condom as a protective measure against syphilis.

 33 
Karl Fazer
(Finnish Confectioner and Businessman, Who Was Also a Sharp Shooter and an Olympian)
Karl Fazer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 1932

Initially a businessman, who redefined the confectionery and chocolate industry of Finland and led to the development of the innovative chocolate brand Fazer Blue, Karl Fazer was also a talented sport shooter. He was part of the Finnish shooting team at the 1912 Olympic games. He also established several natural parks.

 34 
Maurice Allais
(Economist)
Maurice Allais
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Birthdate: May 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2010

Maurice Allais was a French economist and physicist. Much revered and respected within the realm of economic analysis, Maurice Allais was honored with the prestigious Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1988. Allais' works served as a major influence on popular French economists like Jacques Lesourne, Gérard Debreu, Marcel Boiteux, and Edmond Malinvaud.

 35 
Tom Cheek
(Sports commentator, Journalist, Radio personality)
Tom Cheek
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Birthdate: June 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pensacola
Died: 2005
 36 
Claude Perrault
(Architect)
Claude Perrault
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 25, 1613
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1688

French architect Claude Perrault is best known for his design of the Louvre’s eastern façade. Trained in math and medicine, he began his career as a physician. He was also part of the Academy of Sciences. Apart from designing the Colonnade, he had also designed the Paris Observatory.

 37 
Robert H. Jackson
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spring Creek Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania
Died: 1954
 38 
Morris West
(Australian Writer and Playwright Who Often Focused on International Politics in His works)
Morris West
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Kilda, Australia
Died: 1999

Morris West was an Australian writer and playwright who often focused on international politics in his works. He was highly acclaimed as a novelist and sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. Before becoming a professional writer, he ran his own radio production company. He was honored with the title of Officer of the Order of Australia.  

 39 
Andre Maurois
(Author)
Andre Maurois
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 26, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elbeuf, France
Died: 1967
 40 
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood
(Physical chemist)
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1967
 41 
Ferdinand, Duke of Parma
(Aristocrat)
Ferdinand, Duke of Parma
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1751
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: 1802
 42 
Wilfred Grenfell
(British Medical Missionary)
Wilfred Grenfell
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parkgate, England
Died: 1940

English medical missionary to Newfoundland Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell KCMG, is noted for his years of service to the people of the colony. His relentless efforts in such pursuit led him to form the philanthropic organization Grenfell Mission and the International Grenfell Association to provide different services, including medical, social, educational, religious, and rehabilitation to the people there.

 43 
Pope Clement II
(Bishop of Rome)
Pope Clement II
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1005 AD
Birthplace: Hornburg, Germany
Died: 1047

Suidger, better known as Pope Clement II, had initially served as the bishop of Bamberg. He ushered in many reforms and brought in regulations against simony. His death after a trip to Germany was attributed to poisoning with lead sugar, probably by the supporters of his successor, Benedict IX.

 44 
Fred Lebow
(American Marathon Runner and Founder of the New York City Marathon)
Fred Lebow
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arad, Romania
Died: 1994
 45 
Pierre Pigneau de Behaine
(Priest)
Pierre Pigneau de Behaine
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1741
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Origny-Sainte-Benoite, France
Died: 1799
 46 
Georgi Sava Rakovski
(Bulgarian Revolutionary and Writer Who Took an Active Part in the Resistance Against Ottoman Rule in Bulgaria)
Georgi Sava Rakovski
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kotel, Bulgaria
Died: 1867

Georgi Sava Rakovski was a Bulgarian revolutionary, writer, and freemason. He played an important role during the Bulgarian National Revival and took an active part in the resistance against Ottoman rule in Bulgaria. Georgi Sava Rakovski is best remembered for his work Gorski Patnik, which he wrote while hiding from Turkish authorities during the Crimean War.

 47 
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
(Finnish Entomologist and Governor of the Viipuri Province in the Grand Duchy of Finland)
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 10, 1797
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: 1854

Carl Gustaf Mannerheim was a Finnish entomologist who devoted much of his time to acquire a large scientific collection of Coleoptera. He is also remembered for his service as the chief judge of the Imperial Court of Appeals from 1839 until his death in 1854.

 48 
Rocío Wanninkhof
(Victim of serial killer)
Rocío Wanninkhof
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Spain
Died: 1999
 49 
Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland
(Royal Mistress)
Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 27, 1640
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1709
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Robert Grosseteste
(Philosopher)
Robert Grosseteste
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1175 AD
Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Died: 1253