The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 23rd.

  1. 1227 - Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)
  2. 1373 - Saint Birgitta, Swedish saint (b. 1303)
  3. 1403 - Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (born 1343)
  4. 1531 - Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers
  5. 1584 - John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
  6. 1692 - Gilles Ménage, French scholar (b. 1613)
  7. 1727 - Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
  8. 1757 - Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (b. 1685)
  9. 1764 - Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (b. 1703)
  10. 1773 - George Edwards, English naturalist (b. 1693)
  11. 1781 - John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  12. 1793 - Roger Sherman, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1721)
  13. 1853 - Andries Pretorius, Boer leader (b. 1798)
  14. 1878 - Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, Bohemian physician (b. 1804)
  15. 1885 - Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (b. 1822)
  16. 1916 - Sir William Ramsay, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  17. 1920 - Conrad Kohrs, German-born rancher (b. 1835)
  18. 1923 - Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1878)
  19. 1924 - Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (b. 1850)
  20. 1930 - Glenn Curtiss, American aviation pioneer (b. 1878)
  21. 1942 - Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  22. 1948 - D. W. Griffith, American film director (b. 1875)
  23. 1951 - Henri Philippe Pétain, leader of Vichy France (b. 1856)
  24. 1951 - Robert J. Flaherty, American filmmaker (b. 1884)
  25. 1955 - Cordell Hull, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)
  26. 1966 - Montgomery Clift, American actor (b. 1920)
  27. 1968 - Henry Hallett Dale, English scientist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1875)
  28. 1971 - Van Heflin, American actor (b. 1910)
  29. 1973 - Eddie Rickenbacker, American pilot (b. 1890)
  30. 1980 - Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
  31. 1980 - Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead) (b. 1948)
  32. 1982 - Vic Morrow, American actor (b. 1929)
  33. 1983 - Georges Auric, French composer (b. 1899)
  34. 1985 - Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  35. 1989 - Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  36. 1993 - James Jordan, father of Michael Jordan
  37. 1997 - Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (b. 1904)
  38. 1999 - King Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929)
  39. 2001 - Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
  40. 2002 - Leo McKern, Australian actor (b. 1920)
  41. 2002 - Dr. William L. Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)
  42. 2002 - Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
  43. 2003 - James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
  44. 2004 - Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
  45. 2004 - Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  46. 2004 - Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)