The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 1st.

  1. 959 - King Edwy of England
  2. 1040 - Alan III, Duke of Brittany (poisoned) (b. 997)
  3. 1189 - Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Templars
  4. 1310 - Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon (b. 1257)
  5. 1404 - Pope Boniface IX (b. 1356)
  6. 1499 - Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (b. 1433)
  7. 1500 - John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  8. 1567 - Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (b. 1508)
  9. 1570 - Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
  10. 1574 - Marten Jacobszoon Heemskerk van Veen, Dutch painter (b. 1498)
  11. 1578 - Don John of Austria, military leader (b. 1547)
  12. 1609 - Giammateo Asola, Italian composer
  13. 1684 - Pierre Corneille, French author (b. 1606)
  14. 1693 - Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian (b. 1619)
  15. 1708 - John Blow, British composer (b. 1649)
  16. 1768 - Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (b. 1687)
  17. 1864 - Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
  18. 1876 - James Lick, California land baron (b. 1796)
  19. 1901 - Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan amir
  20. 1929 - Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  21. 1955 - Charles Christie, American film studio owner (b. 1880)
  22. 1958 - Robert Falk, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  23. 1975 - Al Jackson, American drummer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) (b. 1935)
  24. 1984 - Walter Alston, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  25. 1985 - E. B. White, American author (b. 1899)
  26. 1988 - Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
  27. 1990 - Curtis LeMay, American Air Force general (b. 1906)
  28. 1992 - Petra Kelly, German politician (b. 1947)
  29. 1994 - Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  30. 1997 - Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (b. 1923)
  31. 1998 - Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  32. 2000 - Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
  33. 2000 - Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  34. 2001 - Guy Beaulne, French Canadian actor and theatre director (b. 1921)
  35. 2002 - Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)
  36. 2004 - Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
  37. 2004 - Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)
  38. 2006 - Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)