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

  1. 300 - Theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria
  2. 1367 - Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)
  3. 1446 - Antipope Clement VIII
  4. 1503 - Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471)
  5. 1558 - Hermann Finck, German composer (b. 1527)
  6. 1622 - Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva and saint (b. 1567)
  7. 1663 - Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)
  8. 1671 - Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611)
  9. 1694 - Queen Mary II of England (b. 1662)
  10. 1703 - Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1664)
  11. 1706 - Pierre Bayle, French philosopher (b. 1647)
  12. 1708 - Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656)
  13. 1715 - William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)
  14. 1734 - Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (b. 1671)
  15. 1736 - Antonio Caldara, Italian composer (b. 1670)
  16. 1795 - Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747)
  17. 1829 - Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French scientist (b. 1744)
  18. 1859 - Thomas Macaulay, British poet, historian, and politician (b. 1800)
  19. 1872 - James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808)
  20. 1877 - Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (b. 1821)
  21. 1900 - Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846)
  22. 1916 - Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (b. 1835)
  23. 1918 - Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)
  24. 1919 - Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (b. 1854)
  25. 1924 - Léon Bakst, Russian artist (b. 1866)
  26. 1937 - Maurice Ravel, French composer (b. 1875)
  27. 1938 - Florence Lawrence, American actress (b. 1886)
  28. 1943 - Steve Evans, baseball player (b. 1885)
  29. 1945 - Theodore Dreiser, American author (b. 1871)
  30. 1947 - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (b. 1869)
  31. 1949 - Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (b. 1910)
  32. 1952 - Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897)
  33. 1963 - Paul Hindemith, German composer (b. 1895)
  34. 1967 - Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (b. 1875)
  35. 1976 - Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman (b. 1903)
  36. 1981 - Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885)
  37. 1983 - William Demarest, American actor (b. 1892)
  38. 1983 - Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910)
  39. 1983 - Dennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1944)
  40. 1984 - Sam Peckinpah, American film director (b. 1925)
  41. 1986 - Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian film director (b. 1932)
  42. 1989 - Hermann Oberth, German physicist (b. 1894)
  43. 1991 - Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (b. 1952)
  44. 1992 - Sal Maglie, baseball player (b. 1917)
  45. 1998 - Claudia Benton, Peruvian child psychologist (b. 1959)
  46. 1999 - Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914)
  47. 2001 - William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)
  48. 2003 - Benjamin Hacker, U.S. admiral (b. 1935)
  49. 2004 - Jerry Orbach, American actor (b. 1935)
  50. 2004 - Susan Sontag, American writer and activist (b. 1933)