The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 5th.

  1. 578 - Justin II, Byzantine Emperor
  2. 877 - Charles the Bald (b. 823)
  3. 1056 - Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1017)
  4. 1112 - Sigebert of Gembloux, French chronicler
  5. 1214 - King Alfonso VIII of Castile (b. 1155)
  6. 1285 - King Philip III of France (b. 1245)
  7. 1528 - Richard Fox, English churchman
  8. 1540 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (b. 1488)
  9. 1564 - Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer
  10. 1565 - Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (b. 1522)
  11. 1606 - Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)
  12. 1714 - Kaibara Ekiken, Japanese philosopher (b. 1630)
  13. 1740 - Johann Philipp Baratier, German scholar (b. 1721)
  14. 1791 - Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman (b. 1739)
  15. 1805 - Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British general (b. 1738)
  16. 1813 - Tecumseh, Shawnee leader
  17. 1837 - Hortense de Beauharnais Queen of Holland and mother of the Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1783)
  18. 1861 - Antoni Melchior Fijalkowski, Polish bishop (b. 1778)
  19. 1880 - Jacques Offenbach, German-born composer (b. 1819)
  20. 1913 - Hans von Bartels, German painter (b. 1856)
  21. 1918 - Roland Garros, French pilot (shot down) (b. 1888)
  22. 1930 - Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  23. 1933 - Renée Adorée, French actress (b. 1898)
  24. 1933 - Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)
  25. 1936 - J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and novelist (tuberculosis) (b. 1898)
  26. 1938 - Saint Faustina Polish religious (b. 1905)
  27. 1940 - Ballington Booth, Salvation Army Officer and co-founder of Volunteers of America (b. 1857)
  28. 1941 - Louis Dembitz Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1856)
  29. 1943 - Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
  30. 1950 - Frederic Lewy, German neurologist (b. 1885)
  31. 1969 - Walter Hagen, American golfer (b. 1892)
  32. 1976 - Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  33. 1976 - Barbara Nichols, American actress (b. 1929)
  34. 1981 - Gloria Grahame, American actress (b. 1923)
  35. 1983 - Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)
  36. 1986 - Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (b. 1898)
  37. 1986 - James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
  38. 1992 - Eddie Kendricks, American singer (b. 1939)
  39. 1993 - Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  40. 1995 - Linda Gary, American voice-actress (b. 1944)
  41. 1996 - Seymour Cray, American computer pioneer (b. 1925)
  42. 1997 - Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  43. 2000 - Catalin Haldan, Romanian football player (b. 1976)
  44. 2001 - Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)
  45. 2002 - Chuck Rayner, National Hockey League goaltender (b. 1920)
  46. 2003 - Denis Quilley, British actor (b. 1927)
  47. 2003 - Dan Snyder, Canadian hockey player (b. 1978)
  48. 2003 - Timothy Treadwell, bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)
  49. 2004 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (b. 1921)
  50. 2004 - Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1916)
  51. 2004 - William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine nominee (b. 1941)
  52. 2006 - Antonio Peña, Mexican founder of lucha libre promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (b. 1953)