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

  1. 707 - Pope John VII
  2. 1035 - Sancho III of Navarre
  3. 1101 - Hugh of Vermandois, son of Henry I of France (b. 1053)
  4. 1141 - Margrave Leopold IV of Austria
  5. 1417 - Pope Gregory XII
  6. 1503 - Pope Pius III (b. 1439)
  7. 1545 - John Taverner, English composer
  8. 1558 - Maria of Austria, wife of Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (b. 1505)
  9. 1564 - Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)
  10. 1570 - Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (b. 1517)
  11. 1604 - Igram van Achelen, Dutch statesman (b. 1528)
  12. 1646 - Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1607)
  13. 1667 - Fasilides, Emperor of Ethiopia
  14. 1678 - Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter (b. 1593)
  15. 1739 - Antônio José da Silva, Brazilian-born dramatist (b. 1705)
  16. 1744 - Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, English friend of Anne of England (b. 1660)
  17. 1770 - John Manners, Marquess of Granby, British soldier (b. 1721)
  18. 1775 - Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1715)
  19. 1817 - Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, French composer (b. 1763)
  20. 1871 - Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor (b. 1791)
  21. 1865 - Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1784)
  22. 1886 - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  23. 1889 - Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)
  24. 1893 - Charles Gounod, French composer (b. 1818)
  25. 1911 - Alfred Binet, French psychologist (b. 1857)
  26. 1921 - King Ludwig III of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  27. 1931 - Thomas Edison, American inventor (b. 1847)
  28. 1942 - Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)
  29. 1948 - Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  30. 1959 - Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete
  31. 1961 - Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1892)
  32. 1966 - Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman (b. 1878)
  33. 1966 - Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant (Kmart) (b. 1867)
  34. 1973 - Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  35. 1973 - Leo Strauss, German-American philosopher (b. 1899)
  36. 1975 - Al Lettieri, American actor (b. 1928)
  37. 1978 - Ramón Mercader, Assassin of Leon Trotsky (b. 1914)
  38. 1982 - Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States (b. 1885)
  39. 1982 - Dwain Esper, American film director (b. 1892)
  40. 1982 - Pierre Mendès-France, French politician (b. 1907)
  41. 1982 - John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  42. 1983 - Willie Jones, baseball player (b. 1925)
  43. 2000 - Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  44. 2000 - Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)
  45. 2001 - Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  46. 2002 - Nikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (b. 1932)
  47. 2002 - Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (b. 1950)
  48. 2003 - Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1939)
  49. 2003 - Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (b. 1912)
  50. 2004 - Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)
  51. 2005 - John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  52. 2005 - Johnny Haynes, English footballer (b. 1934)
  53. 2006 - Mario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda (b. 1929)
  54. 2006 - Anna Russell, English music satirist (b. 1911)