The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 28th.

  1. 388 - Magnus Maximus, Roman usurper against Valentinian III
  2. 430 - Augustine of Hippo, North African saint and theologian (b. 354)
  3. 1341 - King Leo V of Armenia (murdered) (b. 1309)
  4. 1481 - King Afonso V of Portugal (b. 1432)
  5. 1645 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (b. 1583)
  6. 1654 - Axel Oxenstierna, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)
  7. 1678 - John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
  8. 1757 - David Hartley, English philosopher (b. 1705)
  9. 1784 - Junípero Serra, Spanish Franciscan missionary (b. 1713)
  10. 1785 - Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (b. 1714)
  11. 1793 - Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (executed) (b. 1740)
  12. 1805 - Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (b. 1722)
  13. 1818 - Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, founder of Chicago
  14. 1820 - Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (b. 1754)
  15. 1839 - William Smith, English geologist (b. 1769)
  16. 1900 - Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (b. 1838)
  17. 1903 - Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (b. 1822)
  18. 1919 - Louis Botha, Boer leader (b. 1862)
  19. 1933 - Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
  20. 1943 - King Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)
  21. 1955 - Emmett Till, American civil rights movement icon (b. 1941)
  22. 1959 - Bohuslav Martinu, Czech composer (b. 1890)
  23. 1965 - Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
  24. 1975 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
  25. 1981 - Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900)
  26. 1985 - Ruth Gordon, American actress (b. 1896)
  27. 1987 - John Huston, American movie director (b. 1906)
  28. 1990 - Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1913)
  29. 1990 - Larry Jackson, baseball player (b. 1931)
  30. 1993 - William Stafford, American writer (b. 1914)
  31. 1995 - Earl Bascom, rodeo pioneer, artist, inventor (b. 1906)
  32. 1995 - Michael Ende, German writer (b. 1929)
  33. 2005 - Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  34. 2005 - George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  35. 2006 - Jesse Pintado, Terrorizer, ex-Napalm Death guitarist (b. 1969)
  36. 2006 - Melvin Schwartz, American particle physicist and 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics winner (b. 1932)