The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 5th.

  1. 1515 - Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter (b. 1474)
  2. 1559 - Kano Motonobu, Japanese painter (b. 1476)
  3. 1660 - Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, English socialite (b. 1599)
  4. 1660 - Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)
  5. 1701 - Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician (c. 1659)
  6. 1714 - Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)
  7. 1752 - Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (b. 1670)
  8. 1758 - Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (b. 1686)
  9. 1828 - Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)
  10. 1836 - Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)
  11. 1879 - James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (b. 1831)
  12. 1930 - Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)
  13. 1933 - Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  14. 1941 - Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (b. 1905)
  15. 1942 - George M. Cohan, American musician, actor, writer, and composer (b. 1878)
  16. 1944 - Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
  17. 1951 - Reggie Walker, South African athlete (b. 1889)
  18. 1955 - Maurice Utrillo, French artist (b. 1883)
  19. 1956 - Art Tatum, American musician (b. 1909)
  20. 1960 - Ward Bond, American actor (b. 1903)
  21. 1960 - Johnny Horton, Country music singer, (b.1925)
  22. 1960 - Mack Sennett, Canadian producer and director (b. 1880)
  23. 1964 - Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District.
  24. 1964 - Buddy Cole, American jazz pianist and orchestra leader (b. 1916)
  25. 1971 - Sam Jones, baseball player (b. 1925)
  26. 1974 - Stafford Repp, American actor (b. 1918)
  27. 1975 - Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  28. 1975 - Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)
  29. 1977 - René Goscinny, French comic book writer (b. 1926)
  30. 1977 - Guy Lombardo, Canadian conductor (b. 1902)
  31. 1979 - Al Capp, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
  32. 1982 - Jacques Tati, French actor and director (b. 1908)
  33. 1985 - Spencer W. Kimball, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1895)
  34. 1985 - Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  35. 1986 - Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  36. 1989 - Vladimir Horowitz, Russian pianist (b. 1903)
  37. 1990 - Meir Kahane, Israeli rabbi and activist (b. 1932)
  38. 1991 - Fred MacMurray, American actor (b. 1908)
  39. 1991 - Robert Maxwell, Slovakian-born media entrepreneur (b. 1923)
  40. 1992 - Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)
  41. 1996 - Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  42. 1997 - James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  43. 1997 - Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-born historian of ideas (b. 1909)
  44. 2000 - Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
  45. 2000 - Jimmie Davis, singer and politician (b. 1899)
  46. 2001 - Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
  47. 2003 - Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
  48. 2005 - Rod Donald, New Zealand environmentalist (b. 1957)
  49. 2005 - John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)
  50. 2006 - Bülent Ecevit, Four term Turkish Prime Minister. (b. 1925)