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

  1. 1115 - Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (b. 1046)
  2. 1129 - Shirakawa, Emperor of Japan (b. 1053)
  3. 1394 - Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan, Scottish prince (b. 1343)
  4. 1568 - Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  5. 1594 - John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  6. 1739 - Benedetto Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1686)
  7. 1768 - Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  8. 1862 - Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States (b. 1782)
  9. 1910 - Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  10. 1927 - Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  11. 1957 - Sacha Guitry, French actor, director, screenwriter and playwright (b. 1885)
  12. 1965 - Constance Bennett, American actress (b. 1904)
  13. 1969 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (b. 1904)
  14. 1970 - Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  15. 1974 - James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
  16. 1980 - Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor (b. 1925)
  17. 1986 - Fritz Albert Lipmann, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  18. 1991 - Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born Yiddish author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  19. 1992 - Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  20. 1992 - Arletty, French singer and actress (b. 1898)
  21. 1995 - George Rodger, British photojournalist (b. 1908)
  22. 1996 - Mohammed Farah Aidid, Somali warlord (b. 1934)
  23. 1997 - William J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1906)
  24. 1997 - Saw Maung, Burmese dictator (b. 1928)
  25. 2001 - Georges Dor, French Canadien author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  26. 2005 - Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)