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

  1. 1357 - King Afonso IV of Portugal (b. 1291)
  2. 1672 - John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
  3. 1747 - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715)
  4. 1750 - Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
  5. 1787 - Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer (b. 1719)
  6. 1805 - Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (b. 1743)
  7. 1808 - Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)
  8. 1811 - Henry Dundas, British minister (b. 1742)
  9. 1843 - Noah Webster, American author, politician, and lexicographer (b. 1758)
  10. 1849 - Anne Brontë, English author (b. 1820)
  11. 1878 - John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
  12. 1916 - Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1856)
  13. 1927 - Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878)
  14. 1937 - Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist (b. 1870)
  15. 1940 - Friedrich Karl von Hessen (b. 1868)
  16. 1947 - August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (b. 1907)
  17. 1948 - Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer (b. 1914)
  18. 1971 - Audie Murphy, American actor and war hero (b. 1924)
  19. 1971 - Jean Vilar, French actor (b. 1912)
  20. 1972 - King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
  21. 1975 - Ezzard Charles, Heavyweight champion (b. 1921)
  22. 1976 - Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (b. 1922)
  23. 1978 - Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905)
  24. 1980 - Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)
  25. 1981 - Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, Archbishop of Warsaw (b. 1901)
  26. 1984 - Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe and Wise) (b. 1926)
  27. 1988 - Sy Oliver, Jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader (b. 1910)
  28. 1993 - Billy Conn, American boxer and actor (b. 1917)
  29. 1994 - Julius Boros, American golfer (b. 1920)
  30. 1994 - Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer (b. 1916)
  31. 1998 - Phil Hartman, Canadian actor, comedian (b. 1948)
  32. 2001 - Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  33. 2002 - Jean Berger, German-born composer (b. 1909)
  34. 2003 - Oleg Makarov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  35. 2003 - Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  36. 2003 - Martha Scott, American actress (b. 1912)
  37. 2004 - Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-born automobile executive (b. 1934)
  38. 2006 - Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)