The following is a list of notable world figures who died on January 24.

  1. 41 - Caligula, Emperor of Rome (b. 12)
  2. 772 - Pope Stephen III (b. 720)
  3. 1125 - David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
  4. 1366 - Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. 1299)
  5. 1376 - Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English military leader
  6. 1473 - Conrad Paumann, German composer
  7. 1595 - Ferdinand II of Austria (b. 1529)
  8. 1626 - Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (b. 1580)
  9. 1639 - Georg Jenatsch, Swiss politician (b. 1596)
  10. 1666 - Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer (b. 1588)
  11. 1709 - George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)
  12. 1769 - François de Chevert, French general (b. 1695)
  13. 1856 - Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)
  14. 1877 - Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796)
  15. 1882 - Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)
  16. 1883 - Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (b. 1812)
  17. 1895 - Lord Randolph Churchill, British politician (b. 1849)
  18. 1911 - David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
  19. 1920 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)
  20. 1924 - Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)
  21. 1924 - Vladimir Lenin, Founder of the Bolshevik Party, and father of the revolution
  22. 1932 - Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  23. 1939 - Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (b. 1867)
  24. 1943 - John Burns, English politician (b. 1858)
  25. 1955 - Ira Hayes, American World War II hero (b. 1923)
  26. 1960 - Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)
  27. 1961 - Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American swimmer and inventor (b. 1884)
  28. 1965 - Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (b. 1874)
  29. 1966 - Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  30. 1970 - Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
  31. 1971 - Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
  32. 1973 - J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. 1897)
  33. 1975 - Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (b. 1902)
  34. 1978 - Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (b. 1911)
  35. 1983 - George Cukor, American film director (b. 1899)
  36. 1986 - L. Ron Hubbard, American writer and founder of Scientology (b. 1911)
  37. 1986 - Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
  38. 1986 - Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
  39. 1989 - Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)
  40. 1990 - Madge Bellamy, American actress (b. 1899)
  41. 1991 - John M. Kelly, Irish politician and academic (b. 1931)
  42. 1992 - Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
  43. 1993 - Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1908)
  44. 1998 - Walter D. Edmonds, American author (b. 1903)
  45. 2000 - Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (b. 1965)
  46. 2003 - Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (b. 1921)
  47. 2004 - Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  48. 2005 - June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  49. 2005 - Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)
  50. 2005 - Chalkie White, English rugby coach (b. 1929)
  51. 2006 - Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)