The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 3rd.

  1. 42 BC - Gaius Cassius Longinus
  2. 1226 - Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)
  3. 1283 - David ap Gruffydd, Welsh prince of Gwynedd (executed)
  4. 1369 - Margarete Maultasch, Countess of Tyrol (b. 1318)
  5. 1568 - Elizabeth of Valois, wife of Philip II of Spain (b. 1545)
  6. 1596 - Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)
  7. 1611 - Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (b. 1554)
  8. 1629 - Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)
  9. 1649 - Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1576)
  10. 1653 - Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (b. 1612)
  11. 1656 - Myles Standish, English-born soldier
  12. 1701 - Joseph Williamson, English politician (b. 1633)
  13. 1801 - Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)
  14. 1833 - François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (b. 1754)
  15. 1867 - Elias Howe, American sewing machine pioneer (b. 1819)
  16. 1873 - Captain Jack, Modoc tribal leader
  17. 1881 - Orson Pratt, American religious leader (b. 1811)
  18. 1890 - Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)
  19. 1891 - Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842)
  20. 1929 - Jeanne Eagels, American actress (b. 1929)
  21. 1929 - Gustav Stresemann, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1878)
  22. 1931 - Carl Nielsen, Danish composer (b. 1865)
  23. 1936 - John Heisman, American football coach (b. 1869)
  24. 1953 - Arnold Bax, English composer (b. 1883)
  25. 1965 - Zachary Scott, American actor (b. 1914)
  26. 1967 - Woody Guthrie, American musician (b. 1912)
  27. 1967 - Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (b. 1895)
  28. 1969 - Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  29. 1986 - Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)
  30. 1987 - Jean Anouilh, French writer (b. 1910)
  31. 1987 - Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (b. 1947)
  32. 1988 - Franz Josef Strauß, Bavarian politician (b. 1915)
  33. 1990 - Stefano Casiraghi, husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco (b. 1960)
  34. 1993 - Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
  35. 1994 - Dub Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)
  36. 1998 - Roddy McDowall, English actor (b. 1928)
  37. 1999 - Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
  38. 2000 - Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  39. 2002 - Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  40. 2002 - Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
  41. 2003 - Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  42. 2003 - William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
  43. 2004 - John Cerutti, baseball player and announcer (b. 1960)
  44. 2004 - Janet Leigh, American actress (b. 1927)
  45. 2005 - Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (b. 1929)
  46. 2006 - Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)