The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 19th.

  1. 727 - Saint Frideswide
  2. 1187 - Pope Urban III
  3. 1216 - King John
  4. 1432 - John de Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1392)
  5. 1587 - Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1541)
  6. 1608 - Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (b. 1551)
  7. 1636 - Marcin Kazanowski, Polish politician
  8. 1682 - Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)
  9. 1723 - Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (b. 1646)
  10. 1745 - Jonathan Swift, Irish author (b. 1667)
  11. 1790 - Lyman Hall, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1724)
  12. 1813 - Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish prince and Marshal of France (friendly fire) (b. 1763)
  13. 1851 - Marie Thérèse Charlotte (b. 1778)
  14. 1889 - King Louis of Portugal (b. 1838)
  15. 1897 - George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)
  16. 1901 - Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
  17. 1918 - Harold Lockwood, American actor (b. 1887)
  18. 1936 - Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)
  19. 1937 - Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1871)
  20. 1943 - Camille Claudel, French sculptor (b. 1864)
  21. 1950 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (b. 1892)
  22. 1956 - Isham Jones, American musician (b. 1894)
  23. 1960 - George Wallace, Australian vaudevillian and film comedian (b. 1895)
  24. 1973 - Walt Kelly, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
  25. 1983 - Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada (b. 1944)
  26. 1985 - Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  27. 1986 - Dele Giwa, Nigerian Journalist.
  28. 1986 - Samora Machel, President of Mozambique (b. 1933)
  29. 1987 - Jacqueline Du Pré, English cellist (b. 1945)
  30. 1987 - Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  31. 1988 - Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
  32. 1992 - Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (b. 1920)
  33. 1994 - Martha Raye, American comedian and actress (b. 1916)
  34. 1995 - Don Cherry, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1936)
  35. 1997 - Glen Buxton, American guitarist (b. 1947)
  36. 1999 - Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born French writer (b. 1900)
  37. 1999 - James C. Murray, American politician (b. 1917)
  38. 2003 - Faith Fancher, American television journalist and activist (b. 1950)
  39. 2003 - Alija Izetbegovic, President of Bosnia-Herzegovina (b. 1925)
  40. 2003 - Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)
  41. 2003 - Michael Hegstrand, American professional wrestler (b. 1957)
  42. 2004 - Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist (b. 1920)
  43. 2005 - Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)