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

  1. 193 - Pertinax, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 126)
  2. 1239 - Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (b. 1180)
  3. 1285 - Pope Martin IV
  4. 1563 - Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
  5. 1566 - Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (b. 1486)
  6. 1677 - Václav Hollar, Czech-born actor (b. 1607)
  7. 1687 - Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (b. 1596)
  8. 1794 - Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician, philosopher, and political scientist (b. 1743)
  9. 1866 - Solomon Foot, American politician (b. 1802
  10. 1868 - James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, British military leader (b. 1797)
  11. 1870 - George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
  12. 1874 - Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (b. 1795)
  13. 1881 - Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer (b. 1839)
  14. 1910 - David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1837)
  15. 1910 - Edouard Judas Colonne, French violinist (b. 1838)
  16. 1939 - Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)
  17. 1941 - Virginia Woolf, English feminist writer (b. 1882)
  18. 1942 - Miguel Hernández, Spanish poet, death in prison (b. 1910)
  19. 1943 - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer and pianist (b. 1873)
  20. 1946 - Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)
  21. 1947 - Karol Swierczewski, Polish general (b. 1897)
  22. 1949 - Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian composer and violinist (b. 1889)
  23. 1953 - Jim Thorpe, American athlete (b. 1887)
  24. 1958 - W.C. Handy, American composer (b. 1873)
  25. 1965 - Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (b. 1885)
  26. 1969 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (b. 1890)
  27. 1978 - Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)
  28. 1979 - Emmett Kelly, American clown (b. 1898)
  29. 1980 - Dick Haymes, Argentine-born singer (b. 1918)
  30. 1982 - William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
  31. 1985 - Marc Chagall, Russian-born painter (b. 1887)
  32. 1987 - Maria von Trapp, Austrian-born singer (b. 1905)
  33. 1987 - Patrick Troughton, British actor (b. 1920)
  34. 1995 - Hugh O'Connor, American actor (b. 1962)
  35. 1999 - Freaky Tah, American Rapper, member of the group Lost Boyz
  36. 2000 - Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
  37. 2001 - Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
  38. 2004 - Art James, American game show host (b. 1929)
  39. 2004 - Peter Ustinov, British actor (b. 1921)
  40. 2006 - Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  41. 2006 - Charles Schepens, American ophthalmologist and member of the French Resistance (b. 1912)
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