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Oct 21 2010
1 John Lennon, (1980 December 8), British musician, member of The Beatles, shot and killed by Mark David Chapman. 755028
2 Che Guevara, (1967), Argentine revolutionary leader 58234
3 Martin Luther King, Jr., (1968 April 4), U.S. civil rights activist 34792
4 Julius Caesar, (44 BC), Roman general and dictator, in Rome by members of the Roman Senate 23147
5 Malcolm X, (1965 February 21), black Muslim leader, killed in a Manhattan banquet room as he began a speech 14781
6 Anna Politkovskaya, (2006), Russian journalist and human rights campaigner. 14431
7 Benito Mussolini, (1945 April 28), fascist, former Prime Minister of Italy 12591
8 Grigori Rasputin, (1916 December 30), controversial friar and mystic 10771
9 Ferdinand Magellan, (1521) thwarted globe circumnavigator 10568
10 Archimedes, (212 BC), Greek mathematician, was killed in syracusa, magna Greece 10007
11 Caligula, (41), Roman Emperor, in Rome by Cassius Chaerea through a conspiracy with the Praetorian guard and the Senate 9655
12 Leon Trotsky, (1940 August 20), Russian communist leader 8800
13 Tsar Nicholas II and his family: Tsarina Alexandra, Tsarevich Alexei, and the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (1918 July 16) 8308
14 Indira Gandhi, (1984 October 31), Indian prime minister, killed by bodyguards 8208
15 Cicero, (43 BC), Roman orator, outside of Rome under orders from Mark Antony 6961
16 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, (1914 June 28), assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, who also killed the Archduchess Sophie; this assassination played a role in starting World War I World Almanac 2004, p155</ref> 6194
17 Francisco Pizarro, (1541), Spanish conquistador, in Peru 5526
18 Henri IV, (1610), King of France, stabbed by François Ravaillac 3643
19 Thomas Becket, (1170), Archbishop of Canterbury 3471
20 Claudius, (54), Roman Emperor, poisoned in Rome by his wife, Agrippina 3436
21 Benazir Bhutto, (2007), former Prime Minister of Pakistan, by unknown assassins 3378
22 Emiliano Zapata, (1919), revolutionary 3302
23 Oda Nobunaga, (1582), samurai warlord 3144
24 Reinhard Heydrich, (1942), a General in the Nazi German paramilitary corps and governor of occupied Czech lands 3030
25 Michael Collins (1922), President of the Provisional Government and Irish Republican Army (IRA) guerrilla leader during the Irish War of Independence 2793
26 Rajiv Gandhi, (1991 May 21), Indian prime minister, killed by suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur near Madras 2735
27 Yitzhak Rabin, (1995), Prime Minister of Israel and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize recipient 2721
28 List of terrorist incidents 2717
29 Alexander II of Russia, (1881 March 13), Tsar of All the Russias 2709
30 Philip II of Macedon, (336 BC), king of Macedon, by Pausanias of Orestis in Pella 2315
31 Motecuhzoma II Xocoyotl, (1520), Mexica Emperor 2265
32 Shaka, (1828), king of the Zulus, near Stanger (now KwaDukuza) by Dingane and Mhlangana 2239
33 Theo van Gogh, (2004), film director, writer and critic 2234
34 Commodus, (192), Roman Emperor, killed in Rome by Narcissus the wrestler 2226
35 Elisabeth of Bavaria, known as Sissi, (1898), Duchess in Bavaria and Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia , stabbed by Anarchist Luigi Luccheni 2220
36 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1979), Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet, last Viceroy of India 2174
37 Benigno Aquino, Jr., (1983 August 21), senator and politician, leader of the opposition against Ferdinand Marcos 2120
38 Dian Fossey, (1985), primatologist, in the province of Ruhengeri 1860
39 Ngo Dinh Diem, (1963 November 2), first president of South Vietnam 1719
40 Pier Paolo Pasolini, (1975), Italian writer, poet and film director 1699
41 Jean-Paul Marat, (1793), revolutionary, stabbed in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday 1664
42 Faisal of Saudi Arabia, (1975 March 25), King of Saudi Arabia, shot by nephew at palace 1664
43 Rosa Luxemburg, (1919), socialist writer, in Berlin 1600
44 Patrice Lumumba, (1961 January 17), former Prime Minister of the Congo 1569
45 Medgar Evers, (1963 June 12), U.S. civil rights activist 1562
46 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (2006) leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) 1491
47 Phoolan Devi, (2001 July 25), bandit queen turned politician 1481
48 Alexander Litvinenko, (2006) Russian critic of Vladimir Putin 1451
49 Domitian, (96), Roman Emperor, in Rome by Stephanus, steward to Julia Flavia 1381
50 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, (1988), 10-year President of Pakistan and 12-year Chief of Army Staff in a mysterious aircraft accident. 1272
51 Alcibiades, (404 BC), Athenian general and politician 1198
52 Henri III, (1589), King of France 1146
53 Spencer Perceval, (1812), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in London by John Bellingham; the only British prime minister to be assassinated 1140
54 List of assassins 1113
55 Elagabalus, (222), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard under orders of Julia Maesa and Julia Mamaea 1003
56 Francisco I. Madero, (1913 February 23), President of Mexico plus Gustavo A. Madero and José María Pino Suárez 962
57 Veronica Guerin (1996), Irish journalist 951
58 George Tiller, (2009), Controversial late-term abortion doctor 933
59 Caracalla, (217), Roman Emperor, between Edessa and Carrhae (modern-day Sanli Urfa and Harran) by Martialis, possibly under orders of Macrinus 928
60 Absalom, (c1000 BC), son of King David, by Joab, commander of David's army 878
61 Olof Palme, (1986 February 28), Swedish prime minister 869
62 Giovanni Falcone, (1992), anti-mafia judge 838
63 Tiberius Gracchus, (133 BC), Roman tribune, in Rome by Roman senators 827
64 Peter III of Russia, (1762), Emperor of Russia 827
65 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1628) 758
66 Pim Fortuyn, (2002), publicist and politician, leader of his political party 756
67 Nader Shah, (1747), Shah of Persia 754
68 George Lincoln Rockwell, (1967), founder of the American Nazi Party 743
69 Enrique Camarena, (1985), policeman 742
70 George I of Greece, (1913 March 18), King of Greece 730
71 Venustiano Carranza, (1920 May 20), President of Mexico 724
72 Albrecht von Wallenstein, (1634), Czech general during the Thirty Years' War 680
73 Saint Boniface, (754), Christian missionary 676
74 Jill Dando, (1999), British television presenter 671
75 Galba, (69), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard under orders from Otho 667
76 Alexander I of Yugoslavia, (1934), was king of Yugoslavia. Assassinated in Marseille, France. 643
77 Hassan al-Banna, (1949), founder of the Muslim Brotherhood 632
78 Seleucus I Nicator, (281 BC), founder of the Seleucid dynasty, near Lysimachia 619
79 Aurelian, (275), Roman Emperor, near Caenophrurium (modern-day Corlu) 618
80 Aldo Moro, (1978), former Prime Minister of Italy 614
81 Alexander Severus, (235), Roman emperor, near Moguntiacum (present-day Mainz) by his troops 603
82 Fred Hampton, (1969), Deputy Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party 602
83 Samuel Doe, (1990), president of Liberia 592
84 Snorri Sturluson, (1241 September 23), Historian and Politician, by Gissur 591
85 Henry Stuart, 1st Duke of Albany (best known as Lord Darnley), (1567), consort of Mary, Queen of Scots 588
86 Maximinus Thrax, (238), Roman Emperor, outside Aquileia by his troops 578
87 Chico Mendes, (1988), Brazilian environmental activist 564
88 Anastasio Somoza Debayle, (1980), former President of Nicaragua 561
89 Peter Stolypin, (1911 September 14), Russian Prime Minister, killed in theater in Kiev 558
90 Thomas Sankara (October 15, 1987), Head of State of Burkina Faso 554
91 Abdullah I, (1951 July 20), King of Jordan, when entering the Al Aqsa Mosque 551
92 Antonio Luna, (1899), a leader of the Filipino army during Philippine-American War 541
93 King Gustav III of Sweden, (1792) 541
94 Vitellius, (69), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Flavian army 539
95 Mohammed Daoud Khan, (1978), president of Afghanistan killed in communist coup 538
96 Kurt von Schleicher, (1934), former German chancellor, murdered by the SS 529
97 Bachir Gemayel, (1982), president-elect of Lebanon, killed by bomb 526
98 Jean-Jacques Dessalines, (1806), Emperor of Haiti 518
99 Meir David Kahane, (1990), Member of the Knesset, Founder of the JDL and the Kach Party, Zionist 516
100 Baitullah Mehsud, (2009) Leader of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan 507
101 Aung San, (1947), Burmese nationalist leader, founder of Thirty Comrades 506
102 Alan Berg, (1984), radio talk-show host, killed by Neo-nazis 505
103 Hendrik Verwoerd, (1966 September 6), Prime Minister of South Africa, stabbed in parliament by Dimitri Tsafendas 505
104 Liaquat Ali Khan, (1951 October 16), Prime Minister of Pakistan 500
105 Gerald Bull, (1990), Canadian developer of the Martlet cannon, in Brussels, Belgium 500
106 Georgi Markov, (1978), Bulgarian dissident 485
107 King Edmund I, (946), king of England, stabbed at a banquet 445
108 Pertinax, (193), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard 443
109 Inejiro Asanuma, (1960), Socialist Party of Japan chairman 440
110 Umberto I of Italy, (1900 July 29), King of Italy 432
111 Birendra, (2001 June 1), King of Nepal (along with Queen Aiswary and 9 other members of the royal family), killed by crown prince 408
112 Edward the Martyr, (979), King of England 403
113 Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, (1989), militant Islamist, near Peshawar 393
114 Julius Nepos, (480), Roman emperor. Assassinated near Salona (modern Solin). 392
115 Pierre Laporte, (1970), Quebec Minister of Labour, was kidnapped and murdered by the FLQ 390
116 Gallienus, (268), Roman emperor, near Naissus 386
117 Hafizullah Amin, (1979), communist Prime Minister of Afghanistan killed during Soviet invasion 363
118 Faisal II, (1958 July 14), King of Iraq 363
119 Ziaur Rahman, (1981), President 357
120 Carlos I of Portugal, (1908 February 1), King and 345
121 Imad Mughniyah, (2008), senior member of Hezbollah 344
122 Didius Julianus, (193), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard 342
123 Airey Neave, (1979), British Conservative politician 334
124 Anna Lindh, (2003), Swedish foreign affairs minister 321
125 Karl Liebknecht, (1919), socialist lawyer and politician, in Berlin 313
126 Gaspard de Coligny, (1572) 310
127 Chris Hani, (1993), leader of the South African Communist Party shot by Janusz Walus 309
128 George Brown, (1880), newspaper editor and Senator 308
129 Folke Bernadotte, (1948), Middle East peace mediator, assassinated by Lehi 307
130 Mohammed Nadir Shah, (1933 November 8), king of Afghanistan 20th Century Timeline, p119</ref> 304
131 John the Fearless, (1419) 304
132 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, (1966), Prime Minister of Nigeria killed during military coup 300
133 Servius Tullius, (534 BC), Etruscan king of Rome, in Rome by Tarquin II 295
134 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, (1868), Canadian father of Confederation 294
135 Hanns-Martin Schleyer, (1977), president of the German employers' organization 287
136 Engelbert Dollfuss, (1934), Chancellor of Austria 286
137 Walther Rathenau, (1922 June 24), German foreign minister 284
138 Paolo Borsellino, (1992), anti-mafia judge 283
139 Johan de Witt, (1672), politician, and his brother 279
140 Gordian III, (244), Roman emperor, near Circesium (modern day Abu Sera) by his troops 277
141 Walter Rodney, (1980), Guyanese historian and political figure 276
142 William R. Tolbert, Jr., (1980 April 12), president of Liberia killed in military coup 276
143 Iqbal Masih, (1995), 13-year-old anti-child labor activist, in Rakh Baoli 274
144 Probus, (282), Roman emperor. Assassinated at Sirmium 273
145 Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, (579 BC), Etruscan king of Rome, in Rome by the sons of Ancus Marcius 264
146 Aslan Maskhadov, (2005), President of separatist Chechnya 260
147 Mohammed Atef, (2001) alleged military chief of al-Qaeda 258
148 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, (1938), politician 246
149 Zhang Zuolin, (1928), Manchurian warlord, by officers of the Japanese Guandong Army 242
150 Publius Septimius Geta, (212), Roman Emperor, in Rome by centurions under orders of Caracalla 240
151 Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, (1966), military head of state 238
152 Dzhokhar Dudayev, (1996), first Chechen separatist President and anti-Russian guerrilla leader 236
153 Maurice Bishop, (1983), Prime Minister, during the protracted events of a coup. 234
154 Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov, (1905), former Governor-General of Moscow 233
155 Nizam al-Mulk, (1092), Persian scholar and vizier of the Seljuk Turks 229
156 Diego Silang, (1763), early rebel leader 229
157 Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, (2004), leader of Hamas 226
158 Trebonianus Gallus, (253), Roman Emperor, near Interamna by his troops 223

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