The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 29th.

  1. 1038 - Aethelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury
  2. 1138 - Boleslaw III Krzywousty, Duke of Poland (b. 1086)
  3. 1268 - Conradin, Duke of Swabia (executed) (b. 1252)
  4. 1268 - Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (beheaded) (b. 1249)
  5. 1590 - Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert, Dutch politician (b. 1522)
  6. 1618 - Sir Walter Raleigh, English explorer (executed) (b. 1554)
  7. 1650 - David Calderwood, Scottish historian (b. 1575)
  8. 1666 - Edmund Calamy the Elder, English Presbyterian leader (b. 1600)
  9. 1666 - James Shirley, English dramatist (b. 1596)
  10. 1783 - Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician (b. 1717)
  11. 1877 - Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate general (b. 1821)
  12. 1901 - Leon Czolgosz, American assassin of U.S. President William McKinley (b. 1873)
  13. 1905 - Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  14. 1911 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-born newspaper publisher (b. 1847)
  15. 1919 - A. B. Simpson, Canadian preacher (b. 1843)
  16. 1932 - Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (b. 1857)
  17. 1933 - Albert Calmette, French physician (b. 1863)
  18. 1933 - Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician (d. 1853)
  19. 1949 - G. I. Gurdjieff, Armenian mystic (b. 1872)
  20. 1950 - King Gustaf V of Sweden (b. 1858)
  21. 1953 - William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)
  22. 1957 - Louis B. Mayer, American film producer (b. 1885)
  23. 1957 - Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl (b. 1933)
  24. 1958 - Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)
  25. 1963 - Adolphe Menjou, American actor (b. 1890)
  26. 1971 - Duane Allman, American musician (b. 1946)
  27. 1971 - Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
  28. 1981 - Georges Brassens, French singer (b. 1921)
  29. 1987 - Woody Herman, American musician (b. 1913)
  30. 1997 - Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (b. 1930)
  31. 1998 - Paul Misraki, French songwriter (b. 1908)
  32. 1999 - Michel Regnier (Greg), Belgian comic-book writer and artist (Achille Talon) (b. 1931)
  33. 2003 - Hal Clement, American writer (b. 1922)
  34. 2003 - Franco Corelli, tenor (b. 1921)
  35. 2004 - Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (b. 1923)
  36. 2004 - Vaughn Meader, American comedian (b. 1936)
  37. 2004 - Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)
  38. 2006 - Mohammadu Maccido, 18th Sultan of Sokoto (b. 1928)