History Quiz / Died on this Day (October)

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Can you name the historical individual who died on this day in October?

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DateNameDetails (year of death)
October 1Author of The Hunt for Red October (2013)
October 2The Singing Cowboy (1998)
October 3Inventor of the sewing machine (1867)
October 4King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1989)
October 5Cofounder and long-time CEO of Apple (2011)
October 6Academy Award-winning actress in a long-time feud with Joan Crawford (1989)
October 7Author of The Raven (1849)
October 8First signer of the Declaration of Independence (1793)
October 9German businessman credited with saving 1200 Jews during the Holocaust (1974)
October 10Founder of the Tennessee distillery that bears his name (1911)
October 11Comedian known for playing Fred Sanford (1991)
October 12Rocky Mountain High singer (1997)
October 13Creator of Popeye (1938)
October 14Swashbuckling actor (1959)
October 15Hitler's Vice Chancellor (1946)
October 16June Cleaver (2010)
DateNameDetails (year of death)
October 17Romantic piano composer (1849)
October 18Inventor of the light bulb (1931)
October 19Creator of the worst-dressed list (2008)
October 20Libyan dictator (2011)
October 21On the Road author (1969)
October 22Father of Post-Impressionism and the bridge to Cubism (1906)
October 23The Jazz Singer (1950)
October 24Refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus (2005)
October 25First to play Albus Dumbledore (2002)
October 26Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1952)
October 27Walk on the Wild Side singer (2013)
October 28Philosopher credited with the concept of 'tabula rasa' (1704)
October 29Explorer known for popularising tobacco in England (1618)
October 30First host of The Tonight Show (2000)
October 31Magician and escape artist (1926)

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