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

  1. 814 - Charlemagne (b. 742)
  2. 1061 - Duke Spytihnev II of Bohemia (b. 1031)
  3. 1271 - Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)
  4. 1443 - Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France
  5. 1547 - King Henry VIII of England (b. 1491)
  6. 1596 - Sir Francis Drake, English explorer and soldier
  7. 1599 - Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian composer (b. 1547)
  8. 1613 - Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and library founder (b. 1545)
  9. 1621 - Pope Paul V (b. 1550)
  10. 1681 - Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)
  11. 1672 - Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France (b. 1588)
  12. 1687 - Johannes Hevelius, Polish astronomer (b. 1611)
  13. 1697 - John Fenwick, English conspirator
  14. 1725 (O.S.) - Tsar Peter I of Russia, (b. 1672)
  15. 1754 - Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (b. 1684)
  16. 1832 - Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
  17. 1859 - Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)
  18. 1864 - Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
  19. 1903 - Augusta Holmès, French composer (b. 1847)
  20. 1912 - Gustave de Molinari, Belgian economist (b. 1819)
  21. 1915 - Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)
  22. 1918 - John McCrae, Canadian poet (b. 1872)
  23. 1935 - Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer (b. 1859)
  24. 1938 - Bernd Rosemeyer, German racecar driber (b. 1909)
  25. 1939 - William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1865)
  26. 1949 - Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (b. 1908)
  27. 1950 - Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)
  28. 1953 - James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)
  29. 1960 - Zora Neale Hurston, American author (b. 1891)
  30. 1963 - Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
  31. 1965 - Tich Freeman, English cricketer (b. 1888)
  32. 1965 - Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  33. 1971 - Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
  34. 1973 - John Banner, Austrian actor (b. 1910)
  35. 1983 - Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
  36. 1983 - Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, Head Coach of the University of Alabama (b. 1913)
  37. 1986 - Greg Jarvis, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1944)
  38. 1986 - Christa McAuliffe, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1948)
  39. 1986 - Ronald McNair, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1950)
  40. 1986 - Ellison Onizuka, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1946)
  41. 1986 - Judith Resnik, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1949)
  42. 1986 - Francis R. Scobee, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1939)
  43. 1986 - Michael J. Smith, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1945)
  44. 1988 - Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
  45. 1991 - Red Grange, American football player (b. 1903)
  46. 1994 - Hal Smith, American actor (b. 1916)
  47. 1996 - Joseph Brodsky, Russian-born poet, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1940)
  48. 1996 - Jerry Siegel, American cartoonist (b. 1914)
  49. 1999 - Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)
  50. 1999 - Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
  51. 2001 - Curt Blefary, baseball player (b. 1943)
  52. 2002 - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
  53. 2004 - Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)
  54. 2004 - Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (b. 1923)
  55. 2004 - Elroy Hirsch, American football player (b. 1923)
  56. 2004 - Don Stansauk, professional wrestler (b. 1936)
  57. 2005 - Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  58. 2005 - Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  59. 2006 - Yitzchak Kadouri, Jewish rabbi (b. around 1900)
  60. 2006 - Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)