The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 16th

  1. 1355 - Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death
  2. 1553 - Lucas Cranach the Elder, German painter (b. 1472)
  3. 1555 - Hugh Latimer, English protestant (martyred)
  4. 1555 - Nicholas Ridley, English protestant (martyred)
  5. 1591 - Pope Gregory XIV (b. 1535)
  6. 1594 - William Cardinal Allen, English Catholic cardinal (b. 1532)
  7. 1621 - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer (b. 1562)
  8. 1628 - François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  9. 1649 - Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
  10. 1655 - Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  11. 1680 - Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)
  12. 1750 - Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist (b. 1687)
  13. 1755 - Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (b. 1725)
  14. 1781 - Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (b. 1705)
  15. 1793 - Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (executed) (b. 1755)
  16. 1796 - Victor Amadeus III of Savoy (b. 1726)
  17. 1810 - Nachman of Breslov, founder of Breslov Hasidut (b. 1772)
  18. 1865 - Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)
  19. 1877 - Theodore Barrière, French dramatist (b. 1823)
  20. 1888 - John Wentworth, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815)
  21. 1893 - Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)
  22. 1909 - Jakub Bart-Cišinski, Sorbian writer (b. 1856)
  23. 1937 - Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
  24. 1946:
  25. Hans Frank, German war criminal (b. 1900)
  26. Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal (b. 1877)
  27. Alfred Jodl, German military officer (b. 1890)
  28. Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian SS officer (b. 1903)
  29. Wilhelm Keitel, German military officer (b. 1882)
  30. Joachim von Ribbentrop, German politician (b. 1893)
  31. Alfred Rosenberg, Nazi ideologist (b. 1893)
  32. Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal (b. 1894)
  33. Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian Nazi leader (b. 1892)
  34. Julius Streicher, German propagandist (b. 1887)
  35. 1959 - George Marshall, United States Secretary of State, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
  36. 1962 - Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (b. 1884)
  37. 1966 - George O'Hara, American actor (b. 1899)
  38. 1968 - Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914)
  39. 1972 - Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)
  40. 1972 - Leo G. Carroll, English actor (b. 1892)
  41. 1973 - Gene Krupa, American musician (b. 1909)
  42. 1974 - Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, noted Carnatic musician (b. 1895)
  43. 1978 - Dan Dailey, American actor (b. 1913)
  44. 1979 - Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (b. 1903)
  45. 1981 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli general (b. 1915)
  46. 1982 - Mario del Monaco, Italian tenor (b. 1915)
  47. 1983 - Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer (b. 1895)
  48. 1983 - Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  49. 1986 - Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist (b. 1921)
  50. 1989 - Cornel Wilde, American actor (b. 1915)
  51. 1990 - Art Blakey, American jazz drummer (b. 1919)
  52. 1992 - Shirley Booth, American actress (b. 1898)
  53. 1996 - Eric Malpass, English novelist (b. 1910)
  54. 1996 - Jason Bernard, American actor (b. 1938)
  55. 1997 - James Michener, American writer
  56. 1997 - Audra Lindley, American actress (b. 1918)
  57. 1998 - Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  58. 1999 - Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (b. 1921)
  59. 2000 - Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)
  60. 2002 - Angela Dawson, American murder victim
  61. 2003 - Avni Arbas, Turkish artist (b. 1919)
  62. 2003 - Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1915)
  63. 2003 - László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
  64. 2004 - Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
  65. 2005 - "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  66. 2005 - David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (b. 1971)
  67. 2006 - Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru
  68. 2006 - Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  69. 2006 - Ross Davidson, British actor (b 1949)