The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 31st.

  1. 1147 - Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)
  2. 1214 - Leonora of England, queen of Alfonso VIII of Castile (b. 1162)
  3. 1448 - John VIII Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1390)
  4. 1517 - Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)
  5. 1641 - Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer (b. 1597)
  6. 1659 - John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)
  7. 1723 - Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1642)
  8. 1732 - Victor Amadeus II of Savoy (b. 1666)
  9. 1733 - Eberhard IV Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1676)
  10. 1744 - Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (b. 1694)
  11. 1765 - Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English military leader (b. 1721)
  12. 1768 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian composer (b. 1690)
  13. 1860 - Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (b. 1775)
  14. 1879 - Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
  15. 1884 - Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (b. 1858)
  16. 1913 - William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)
  17. 1916 - Charles Taze Russell, American founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1852)
  18. 1918 - Egon Schiele, Austrian painter (b. 1890)
  19. 1920 - Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)
  20. 1925 - Max Linder, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1883)
  21. 1926 - Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born magician (b. 1874)
  22. 1939 - Otto Rank, Austrian psychologist (b. 1884)
  23. 1943 - Max Reinhardt, German film director (b. 1873)
  24. 1952 - U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)
  25. 1959 - Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)
  26. 1972 - Bill Durnan, National Hockey League goaltender (b. 1916)
  27. 1983 - George Halas, American football player, coach, and team owner (b. 1895)
  28. 1984 - Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (b. 1917)
  29. 1984 - Eduardo de Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  30. 1985 - Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (b. 1913)
  31. 1986 - Robert S. Mulliken, American physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1896)
  32. 1987 - Joseph Campbell, American author and expert on mythology (b. 1904)
  33. 1988 - John Houseman, Romanian-born actor and director (b. 1902)
  34. 1988 - Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
  35. 1991 - Joseph Papp, American theatrical producer (b. 1921)
  36. 1991 - Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  37. 1993 - Federico Fellini, Italian director (b. 1920)
  38. 1993 - River Phoenix, American actor (drug overdose) (b. 1970)
  39. 1995 - Rosalind Cash, American actress (b. 1938)
  40. 1996 - Marcel Carné, French film director (b. 1906)
  41. 1998 - Elmer Vasko, National Hockey League defenceman (b. 1935)
  42. 1999 - Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
  43. 2000 - Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
  44. 2000 - Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  45. 2001 - Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)
  46. 2002 - Lionel Poilâne, French baker and entrepreneur (b. 1945)
  47. 2003 - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
  48. 2003 - Dharmsamrat Paramhans Swami Madhavananda, Indian guru (b. 1923)
  49. 2003 - Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  50. 2005 - Mary Wimbush, English actress (b. 1924)
  51. 2005 - John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
  52. 2005 - Teresa Halbach, American photographer (b. 1980)
  53. 2005 - Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)
  54. 2006 - Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)
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