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

  1. 312 - Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. c. 278)
  2. 1225 - Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)
  3. 1412 - Margaret I of Denmark, wife of Haakon VI of Norway (b. 1353)
  4. 1485 - Rodolphus Agricola, Dutch humanist (b. 1443)
  5. 1520 - Pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter
  6. 1568 - Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)
  7. 1627 - Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (b. 1569)
  8. 1639 - Stefano Landi, Italian composer (b. 1587)
  9. 1646 - William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
  10. 1661 - Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish playwright (b. 1518)
  11. 1676 - Jean Desmarets, French writer (b. 1595)
  12. 1703 - John Wallis, English mathematician (b. 1616)
  13. 1704 - John Locke, English philosopher (b. 1632)
  14. 1708 - Prince George of Denmark, consort of Queen Anne of England (b. 1653)
  15. 1716 - Stephen Fox, English politician (b. 1627)
  16. 1740 - Empress Anna of Russia (b. 1693)
  17. 1754 - Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
  18. 1755 - Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (b. 1689)
  19. 1763 - Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (b. 1700)
  20. 1768 - Michel Blavet, French flutist (b. 1700)
  21. 1792 - Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710)
  22. 1792 - John Smeaton, English civil engineer (b. 1724)
  23. 1800 - Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (b. 1727)
  24. 1806 - Charlotte Turner Smith, English poet and novelist (b. 1749)
  25. 1818 - Abigail Adams, First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
  26. 1841 - Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  27. 1857 - Louis Eugène Cavaignac, French soldier and politician (b. 1802)
  28. 1877 - Robert Swinhoe, British naturalist (b. 1835)
  29. 1879 - Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)
  30. 1897 - Hercules Robinson, British colonial administrator (b. 1824)
  31. 1899 - Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-born inventor (tuberculosis) (b. 1854)
  32. 1900 - Max Müller, German-born orientalist (b. 1823)
  33. 1916 - Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  34. 1916 - Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)
  35. 1917 - Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (b. 1831)
  36. 1918 - Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician (b. 1845)
  37. 1929 - Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
  38. 1952 - Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  39. 1957 - Ernst Gräfenberg, German physican and scientist (b. 1881)
  40. 1959 - Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (b. 1932)
  41. 1965 - Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (b. 1913)
  42. 1969 - Constance Dowling, American actress (b. 1920)
  43. 1973 - Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  44. 1973 - Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  45. 1975 - Georges Carpentier, French boxer (b. 1894)
  46. 1975 - Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  47. 1986 - John Braine, English novelist (b. 1922)
  48. 1987 - André Masson, French artist (b. 1896)
  49. 1998 - Ted Hughes, English poet (b. 1930)
  50. 2000 - Lída Baarová, Czech actress (b. 1914)
  51. 2000 - Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)
  52. 2001 - Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  53. 2002 - Margaret Booth, American film editor (b. 1898)
  54. 2002 - Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  55. 2004 - Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
  56. 2005 - Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
  57. 2005 - Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
  58. 2005 - Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
  59. 2005 - Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
  60. 2005 - Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  61. 2005 - Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  62. 2005 - Ljuba Tadic, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  63. 2006 - Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1917)
  64. 2006 - Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (b. 1955)
  65. 2006 - Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter