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

  1. 48 BC - Pompey, Roman general and politician (b. 106 BC)
  2. 235 - Saint Pontianus, Pope
  3. 351 - Marcellinus, Roman officer
  4. 876 - Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
  5. 935 - Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (b. 907)
  6. 1104 - Pedro I, king of Aragon and Navarre (b. 1068)
  7. 1197 - Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1165)
  8. 1429 - Cymburgis of Masovia, wife of Duke Ernest of Austria
  9. 1582 - George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
  10. 1618 - Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)
  11. 1687 - Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (b. 1623)
  12. 1694 - Gabriel Mouton, French scientist (b. 1618)
  13. 1702 - Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, English statesman (b. 1640)
  14. 1742 - Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
  15. 1781 - William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)
  16. 1844 - Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
  17. 1891 - Herman Melville, American novelist (b. 1819)
  18. 1895 - Louis Pasteur, French scientist (b. 1822)
  19. 1914 - Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)
  20. 1915 - Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (d. 1989)
  21. 1915 - Saitou Hajime, 3rd squad leader of the Shinsengumi died under name of Goro Fujita (b. 1844)
  22. 1918 - Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  23. 1918 - Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  24. 1935 - W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)
  25. 1953 - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (b. 1889)
  26. 1959 - Rudolf Caracciola, German racecar driver (b. 1901)
  27. 1964 - Harpo Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1888)
  28. 1966 - André Breton, French poet (b. 1896)
  29. 1970 - John Dos Passos, American novelist (b. 1896)
  30. 1970 - Gamal Abdal Nasser, the second President of Egypt (b. 1918)
  31. 1978 - Pope John Paul I (b. 1912)
  32. 1979 - John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist (b. 1921)
  33. 1981 - Rómulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
  34. 1982 - Mabel Albertson, American actress (b. 1901)
  35. 1988 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
  36. 1989 - Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (b. 1917)
  37. 1991 - Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1926)
  38. 1993 - Peter De Vries, American novelist (b. 1910)
  39. 1994 - José Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican politician (assassinated) (b. 1946)
  40. 2000 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau, fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)
  41. 2002 - Patsy T. Mink, U.S. Congresswoman (b. 1927)
  42. 2002 - Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens) (b. 1907)
  43. 2003 - Althea Gibson, American tennis player (b. 1927)
  44. 2003 - Elia Kazan, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1909)
  45. 2003 - George Odlum, West Indian politician (b. 1934)
  46. 2004 - Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1927)
  47. 2004 - Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)
  48. 2005 - Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)