The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 18th.

  1. 1154 - Adélaide de Maurienne, wife of Louis VI of France (b. 1092)
  2. 1305 - John II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1239)
  3. 1559 - Cuthbert Tunstall, English churchman (b. 1474)
  4. 1590 - George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English statesman (b. 1528)
  5. 1724 - Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese naturalist (b. 1685)
  6. 1785 - Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)
  7. 1797 - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)
  8. 1814 - William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)
  9. 1886 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)
  10. 1889 - William Allingham, Irish author
  11. 1922 - Marcel Proust, French novelist (b. 1871)
  12. 1941 - Walther Nernst, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
  13. 1941 - Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1867)
  14. 1941 - Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)
  15. 1952 - Paul Eluard, French poet (b. 1895)
  16. 1962 - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  17. 1965 - Henry A. Wallace, Vice President of the United States (b. 1888)
  18. 1967 - Luis Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan president (b. 1922)
  19. 1969 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American politician (b. 1888)
  20. 1969 - Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
  21. 1972 - Danny Whitten, American musician and songwriter (b. 1943)
  22. 1976 - Man Ray, American artist (b. 1890)
  23. 1977 - Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (b. 1897)
  24. 1978 - Jim Jones, American cult leader suicide (b. 1931)
  25. 1978 - Leo Ryan, U.S. Congressman (b. 1925)
  26. 1979 - Freddie Fitzsimmons, baseball player (b. 1901)
  27. 1980 - Conn Smythe, NHL coach 1927-1931 (b. 1895)
  28. 1982 - Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer (b. 1959)
  29. 1984 - Mary Hamman, American writer and editor, modern living editor LIFE and eidtor in chief Bride & Home (b. 1907)
  30. 1986 - Gia Carangi, American model AIDS (b. 1960)
  31. 1987 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist cancer (b. 1934)
  32. 1991 - Gustáv Husák, President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1913)
  33. 1994 - Cab Calloway, American bandleader (b. 1907)
  34. 1999 - Paul Bowles, American novelist (b. 1910)
  35. 2002 - James Coburn, American actor (b. 1928)
  36. 2003 - Michael Kamen, American composer (b. 1948)
  37. 2004 - Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)