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

  1. 624 - Mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury
  2. 709 - Wilfrid, English archbishop and saint
  3. 1338 - Marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291)
  4. 1342 - Pope Benedict XII (b. 1285)
  5. 1622 - Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint (b. 1577)
  6. 1656 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
  7. 1731 - Daniel Defoe, English writer (b. 1660)
  8. 1736 - Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (b. 1663)
  9. 1779 - Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
  10. 1852 - Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)
  11. 1891 - Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian field marshal (b. 1800)
  12. 1924 - G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844)
  13. 1938 - George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
  14. 1939 - Louis Trousselier, French cyclist (b. 1881)
  15. 1942 - Karin Boye, Swedish author (b. 1900)
  16. 1942 - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (b. 1874)
  17. 1944 - William Stephens, U.S. political figure (b. 1859)
  18. 1947 - Willa Cather, American writer (b. 1873)
  19. 1947 - Hans Biebow, German war criminal (b. 1902)
  20. 1960 - Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
  21. 1964 - Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
  22. 1965 - Louise Dresser, American actress (b. 1878)
  23. 1967 - Vladimir Komarov, cosmonaut (b. 1927)
  24. 1974 - Bud Abbott, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)
  25. 1980 - Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (b. 1904)
  26. 1982 - Ville Ritola, Finnish athlete (b. 1896)
  27. 1986 - Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward, Duke of Windsor (b. 1896)
  28. 1993 - Oliver Tambo, South African activist and politician (b. 1917)
  29. 1997 - Pat Paulsen, American comedian and politician (b. 1927)
  30. 1997 - Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer (b. 1922)
  31. 2001 - Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915)
  32. 2004 - Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906)
  33. 2005 - Ezer Weizman, President of Israel (b. 1924)
  34. 2005 - Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)
  35. 2006 - Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  36. 2006 - Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
  37. 2006 - Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)