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

  1. 1192 - Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem (b. mid 1140s)
  2. 1498 - Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician
  3. 1533 - Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1461)
  4. 1695 - Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet (b. 1621)
  5. 1710 - Thomas Betterton, English actor
  6. 1726 - Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (b. 1653)
  7. 1741 - Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman (b. 1668)
  8. 1772 - Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician of Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1737)
  9. 1781 - Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1723)
  10. 1813 - Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745)
  11. 1816 - Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher (b. 1862)
  12. 1841 - Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  13. 1853 - Ludwig Tieck, German writer (b. 1773)
  14. 1858 - Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (b. 1801)
  15. 1905 - Fitzhugh Lee, American Confederate general (b. 1835)
  16. 1926 - Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer (b. 1857)
  17. 1936 - King Fuad I of Egypt (b. 1868)
  18. 1944 - Frank Knox, U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate (b. 1874)
  19. 1945 - Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator (b. 1882)
  20. 1945 - Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (shot) (b. 1912)
  21. 1945 - Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist (b. 1892)
  22. 1946 - Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870)
  23. 1954 - Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879)
  24. 1964 - Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
  25. 1973 - Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
  26. 1975 - Tom Donahue, American FM disc jockey
  27. 1978 - Sardar Mohammed Daoud, President of Afghanistan (b. 1909)
  28. 1991 - Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (b. 1905)
  29. 1992 - Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter (b. 1909)
  30. 1992 - Iceberg Slim, American writer (b. 1918)
  31. 1993 - Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (b. 1946)
  32. 1999 - Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922)
  33. 1999 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
  34. 1999 - Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)
  35. 2000 - Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
  36. 2002 - Alexander Lebed, Russian general (b. 1950)
  37. 2002 - Lou Thesz, American wrestler (b. 1916)
  38. 2005 - Chris Candito, American wrestler (b. 1972)