The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 23rd.

  1. 42 BC - Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman senator (b. 85 BC)
  2. 930 - Daigo, Emperor of Japan (b. 885)
  3. 1456 - Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (b. 1386)
  4. 1550 - Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (b. 1480)
  5. 1581 - Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)
  6. 1616 - Leonhard Hutter, German theologian (b. 1563)
  7. 1688 - Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (b. 1610)
  8. 1730 - Anne Oldfield, English actress (b. 1683)
  9. 1764 - Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)
  10. 1774 - Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist (b. 1715)
  11. 1869 - Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1799)
  12. 1872 - Théophile Gautier, French writer (b. 1811)
  13. 1885 - Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (b. 1829)
  14. 1910 - Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (b. 1853)
  15. 1915 - W. G. Grace, English cricketer (b. 1848)
  16. 1921 - John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor (b. 1840)
  17. 1939 - Zane Grey, American author (b. 1872)
  18. 1942 - Ralph Rainger, American composer (b. 1901)
  19. 1944 - Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  20. 1950 - Al Jolson, American singer and actor (b. 1886)
  21. 1978 - Maybelle Carter, American guitarist and musical innovator (b. 1909)
  22. 1983 - Jessica Savitch, American journalist (b. 1947)
  23. 1984 - James Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (b. 1892)
  24. 1984 - Oskar Werner, Austrian actor (b. 1922)
  25. 1986 - Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1893)
  26. 1990 - Louis Althusser, French philosopher (b. 1918)
  27. 1996 - Bob Grim, baseball player (b. 1930)
  28. 1997 - Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1916)
  29. 1998 - Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)
  30. 2001 - Ronald William Kirby, British artist (b. 1928)
  31. 2002 - Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
  32. 2003 - Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  33. 2003 - Bill Nicholson, English footballer and manager (b. 1919)
  34. 2003 - Soong May-Ling, wife of Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek (b. 1898)
  35. 2004 - Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)
  36. 2005 - Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian first lady (b. 1945)
  37. 2005 - John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)
  38. 2006 - Lebo Mathosa, South African entertainer (b. 1977)