The following is a list of notable world figures who died on September 30th.

  1. 420 - Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible
  2. 653 - Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury
  3. 1101 - Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan
  4. 1246 - Yaroslav II of Russia (b. 1191)
  5. 1440 - Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician
  6. 1487 - John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
  7. 1551 - Ouchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)
  8. 1560 - Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  9. 1572 - St. Francis Borgia, Jesuit priest (b. 1510)
  10. 1581 - Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
  11. 1626 - Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)
  12. 1628 - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  13. 1770 - Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat
  14. 1770 - George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
  15. 1772 - James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)
  16. 1865 - Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
  17. 1888 - Elizabeth Stride, widely believed to be the third victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1843)
  18. 1888 - Catherine Eddowes, widely believed to be the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1842)
  19. 1891 - Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)
  20. 1897 - St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)
  21. 1910 - Maurice Lévy, French enegineer (b. 1838)
  22. 1913 - Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (b. 1858)
  23. 1943 - Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  24. 1955 - James Dean, American actor (automobile accident) (b. 1931)
  25. 1961 - Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
  26. 1973 - Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
  27. 1977 - Mary Ford, American singer (Les Paul and Mary Ford) (b. 1924)
  28. 1978 - Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)
  29. 1985 - Simone Signoret, French actress (b. 1921)
  30. 1985 - Charles Richter, American seismologist (b. 1900)
  31. 1989 - Virgil Thompson, American composer (b. 1896)
  32. 1990 - Patrick White, Australian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  33. 1994 - Andre Michael Lwoff, French microbiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
  34. 1998 - Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  35. 2002 - Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
  36. 2003 - Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)
  37. 2004 - Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
  38. 2004 - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)