The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 9th.

  1. 1047 - Pope Clement II (b. 1005)
  2. 1253 - Robert Grosseteste, English statesman and bishop
  3. 1390 - King John I of Castile (b. 1358)
  4. 1555 - Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  5. 1562 - Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist (b. 1523)
  6. 1569 - Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)
  7. 1597 - Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537)
  8. 1691 - William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  9. 1709 - Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
  10. 1729 - Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)
  11. 1793 - Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)
  12. 1797 - Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1720)
  13. 1806 - Benjamin Banneker, American astronomer (b. 1731)
  14. 1831 - John Capodistria, Governor of Greece (b. 1776)
  15. 1924 - Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  16. 1934 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (assassinated) (b. 1888)
  17. 1934 - Louis Barthou, Prime Minister of France (assassinated) (b. 1862)
  18. 1940 - Wilfred Grenfell, medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
  19. 1941 - Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (b. 1900)
  20. 1943 - Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  21. 1950 - George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender (b. 1895)
  22. 1955 - Theodor Cardinal Innitzer, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1875)
  23. 1956 - Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
  24. 1958 - Pope Pius XII (b. 1876)
  25. 1962 - Milan Vidmar, Slovenian electrical engineer and chess player (b. 1885)
  26. 1967 - Che Guevara, Argentine revolutionary and guerilla leader (executed) (b. 1928)
  27. 1967 - Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  28. 1967 - André Maurois, French author (b. 1885)
  29. 1968 - Pierre Mulele, Congolese revolutionary
  30. 1972 - Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902)
  31. 1974 - Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)
  32. 1976 - Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  33. 1978 - Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  34. 1987 - Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  35. 1987 - Clare Boothe Luce, American diplomat (b. 1903)
  36. 1987 - William Parry Murphy, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1892)
  37. 1989 - Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  38. 1995 - Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1903)
  39. 1996 - Walter Kerr, American theater critic (b. 1913)
  40. 1999 - Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)
  41. 1999 - Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)
  42. 2000 - David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  43. 2000 - Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  44. 2001 - Dagmar, American television personality (b. 1921)
  45. 2001 - Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  46. 2005 - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
  47. 2006 - Paul Hunter, Professional snooker player. (b. 1978)
  48. 2006 - Raymond Noorda, Co-founder and long time CEO of Novell. (b. 1924)