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

  1. 1249 - Count Raymond VII of Toulouse (b. 1197)
  2. 1304 - John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, English soldier
  3. 1404 - William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)
  4. 1557 - Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
  5. 1590 - Pope Urban VII (b. 1521)
  6. 1615 - Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman (b. 1575)
  7. 1651 - Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1573)
  8. 1660 - Vincent de Paul, French saint (b. 1580)
  9. 1700 - Pope Innocent XII (b. 1615)
  10. 1719 - George Smalridge, English Bishop of Bristol (b. 1662)
  11. 1730 - Laurence Eusden, English poet (b. 1688)
  12. 1735 - Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (b. 1705)
  13. 1737 - John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (b. 1680)
  14. 1742 - Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)
  15. 1783 - Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)
  16. 1832 - Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher (b. 1781)
  17. 1876 - Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)
  18. 1891 - Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)
  19. 1911 - Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (b. 1844)
  20. 1917 - Edgar Degas, French painter (b. 1834)
  21. 1921 - Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (b. 1854)
  22. 1940 - Walter Benjamin, German philosopher (b. 1892)
  23. 1940 - Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  24. 1944 - Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (b. 1890)
  25. 1956 - Gerald Finzi, English composer (b. 1901)
  26. 1956 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete (b. 1911)
  27. 1960 - Sylvia Pankhurst, English suffragette (b. 1882)
  28. 1965 - Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905)
  29. 1967 - Prince Felix Yussupov, Russian assassin of Rasputin (b. 1887)
  30. 1972 - S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
  31. 1975 - Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  32. 1975 - Last executions in Francoist Spain: two ETA members in Barcelona and in Villalón, Burgos; three FRAP members in Madrid.
  33. 1979 - Dame Gracie Fields, British comedian (b. 1898)
  34. 1981 - Robert Montgomery, American actor (b. 1904)
  35. 1985 - Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)
  36. 1986 - Cliff Burton, American musician (Metallica) (b. 1962)
  37. 1991 - Oona O'Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and 4th wife of Charlie Chaplin (b. 1926)
  38. 1993 - Jimmy Doolittle, American general (b. 1896)
  39. 1996 - Mohammad Najibullah, President of Afghanistan (b. 1947)
  40. 1997 - Walter Trampler, American violist (b. 1915)
  41. 1998 - Narita Bryan, Japanese racehorse (b. 1991)
  42. 1998 - Doak Walker, American footballer (b. 1927)
  43. 2003 - Donald O'Connor, American actor (b. 1925)
  44. 2005 - Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian (b. 1929)