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

  1. 996 - King Hugh Capet of France (b. 938)
  2. 1260 - Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt
  3. 1375 - King Valdemar IV of Denmark (bc. 1320)
  4. 1537 - Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII of England
  5. 1572 - Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English politician (bc. 1508)
  6. 1601 - Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (b. 1546)
  7. 1655 - Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist (b. 1592)
  8. 1669 - William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)
  9. 1672 - John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)
  10. 1708 - Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician
  11. 1725 - Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer (b. 1660)
  12. 1799 - Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer (b. 1739)
  13. 1821 - Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
  14. 1852 - Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician (b. 1782)
  15. 1898 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
  16. 1912 - Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (b. 1842)
  17. 1915 - Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (b. 1828)
  18. 1922 - George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (b. 1839)
  19. 1935 - Dutch Schultz, American gangster (b. 1902)
  20. 1938 - Ernst Barlach, German sculptor (b. 1870)
  21. 1943 - Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  22. 1944 - Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer (b. 1877)
  23. 1945 - Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian traitor (executed) (b. 1887)
  24. 1948 - Franz Lehár, Austrian composer (b. 1870)
  25. 1957 - Christian Dior, French fashion designer (b. 1905)
  26. 1966 - Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
  27. 1971 - Carl Ruggles, American composer (b. 1876)
  28. 1972 - Jackie Robinson, baseball player (b. 1919)
  29. 1972 - Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1897)
  30. 1974 - David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1908)
  31. 1985 - Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
  32. 1991 - Gene Roddenberry, American television producer (b. 1921)
  33. 1997 - Don Messick, American voice actor (b. 1926)
  34. 2001 - Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  35. 2002 - Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  36. 2002 - Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
  37. 2004 - Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
  38. 2004 - Ricky Hendrick, American race car team owner (b. 1980)
  39. 2004 - James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
  40. 2005 - José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  41. 2005 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (b. 1913)
  42. 2006 - Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)