The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 27th.

  1. 939 - King Athelstan I of England
  2. 1271 - Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (b. 1213)
  3. 1312 - John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
  4. 1327 - Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert I of Scotland
  5. 1331 - Abu al-Fida, Arab historian and geographer (b. 1273)
  6. 1430 - Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania
  7. 1439 - Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1397)
  8. 1449 - Ulugh Beg, Timurid ruler and astronomer (b. 1394)
  9. 1505 - Ivan III of Russia (b. 1440)
  10. 1553 - Michael Servetus, Spanish theologian and doctor (burned at the stake) (b. 1511)
  11. 1561 - Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador
  12. 1573 - Laurentius Petri, first Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1499)
  13. 1605 - Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Mughal Emperor (born 1542)
  14. 1617 - Ralph Winwood, English politician
  15. 1670 - Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
  16. 1674 - HallgrĂ­mur PĂ©tursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
  17. 1675 - Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  18. 1789 - John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
  19. 1917 - Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (b. 1897)
  20. 1949 - Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
  21. 1949 - Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  22. 1953 - Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  23. 1962 - Enrico Mattei, Italian politician (b. 1906)
  24. 1968 - Lise Meitner, German physicist (b. 1878)
  25. 1975 - Rex Stout, American novelist (b. 1886)
  26. 1977 - James M. Cain, American novelist (b. 1892)
  27. 1980 - Steve Peregrin Took, English singer and songwriter (b. 1949)
  28. 1980 - John Hasbrouck van Vleck, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  29. 1980 - Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  30. 1990 - Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born musician (b. 1900)
  31. 1990 - Elliott Roosevelt, American war hero, author, and advertising executive (b. 1910)
  32. 1990 - Jacques Demy, French film director (b. 1931)
  33. 1990 - Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  34. 1992 - David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  35. 1996 - Morey Amsterdam, American actor (b. 1908)
  36. 1996 - Arthur Tremblay, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  37. 1999 - Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  38. 1999 - Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  39. 2000 - Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  40. 2003 - Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
  41. 2004 - Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  42. 2006 - Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)