On This Day in History: April 11
April 11 is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 264 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- SC Lottery offers refunds for some multi-draw tickets. The South Carolina Education Lottery is offering to refund the cost of some multi-draw Powerball and Mega Millions tickets purchased prior to game changes announced last week.
- Florida's biggest Powerball winner sues her own son after winnings squandered. The 90-year-old winner of one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history is suing her own son, alleging that she lost more than $10 million because of how her son and his investment manager handled her money.
- Powerball winner-turned lawmaker opposes anonymity for lottery prizewinners. A Powerball jackpot winner from Bondurant, Iowa, who was elected to the state legislature says he would oppose efforts to let lottery winners stay anonymous.
- Audit of California Lottery finds over $305,000 in improper or dubious spending. California Lottery officials tallied more than $305,000 in improper or questionable spending over the last four years that included travel, food, gifts to employees and entertainment expenses, a state audit concluded Tuesday.
- MUSL issues report about computerized drawing failures in Arizona. The Arizona Lottery released the report last month from the Multi-State Lottery Association's (MUSL) investigation of a computerized drawing malfunction that caused the same winning numbers to be generated in successive drawings.
- Duo facing felony charges in lottery theft scheme. Two Indiana women are facing multiple felony theft charges for their alleged roles in a lottery theft scheme at a convenience store.
- Michigan nurse claims $4 million lottery prize. A nurse from the Detroit area is looking forward to cutting back her hours after winning $4 million on a Michigan lottery instant game.
- Cops: Lottery ticket dispute led to Florida ax murder. A Florida man is being held without bond, accused of murdering his friend with an ax during a fight over lottery tickets.
- N.Y. man pleads guilty in bogus lottery scheme. A West Hempstead, New York, man pleaded guilty to federal charges in a Boston courtroom Friday in connection with his role in a fake lottery scam targeting senior citizens.
- NJ casino alleges famous poker player cheated in $9.6M win. An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.
- Arkansas Lottery director appeals to state legislature to reject pending bill. The Arkansas Lottery director Friday issued a media statement vehemently opposing a proposed house bill mandating that 25% of total lottery proceeds be used to fund college scholarships.
- Winners of big lottery jackpots often crave anonymity amid challenges to do so. Lottery officials say that it's not unusual for winners to lay low for a while before claiming a big jackpot -- and those who advise them say it's just plain smart.
- $37M lotto winner dies heartbroken recluse. Ontario's biggest-ever lottery winner died a heartbroken and miserly recluse, estranged from family and too sick -- or too tightfisted -- to spend his millions.
- NJ lottery winner has 2 weeks to claim $19M jackpot. Someone has a New Jersey Lottery ticket worth $19 million, and just 2 weeks to claim the prize.
- Arizona man's lottery ticket wins on every line. Everyone dreams of purchasing a lottery ticket that has the winning numbers, but what about a $5 ticket that has winning numbers on each and every line -- including one with the winning jackpot numbers?
- N.C. lottery introduces 2 new scratch games. Two new scratch-off games will be available April 18, the North Carolina Education Lottery announced today.
- Lottery cash aids efforts to save the red squirrel. There are few of them left to enjoy it, but Britain's red squirrels have been awarded a £626,000 (US$1.09 million) Lottery grant -- supporting a project designed to save the native creatures from destruction.
- 'Education Hero' wins lottery twice. In 1989, teacher Maurice Wiley won the lottery. He splurged on cars, retired early and donated money, and time, to Inglewood schools. Then he won the lottery again.
- A look at hot spots for sales of N.C. lottery tickets. North Carolina's leading sellers of lottery tickets sit along busy interstates, or on major thoroughfares, or they have extra ways of drawing their players in.
- Thief grabs N.C. lottery tickets from store display. A thief stole a display cabinet full of North Carolina lottery tickets this weekend, but his ill-gotten booty turned worthless almost immediately.
- Mass. lottery winners cash in on new prize law. Massachusetts lottery winners are rushing to cash in on a recent change in state law that allows them to negotiate with private companies for a lump-sum buyout of all or a portion of their 20-year income stream.
- Mass. horse racing officials raise concerns over new lottery game. Massachusetts horse racing officials expressed concern that a virtual horse racing game, which has been proposed by the state lottery, could draw bettors away from live and simulcast racing in a state with an already fragile Thoroughbred industry.
- Lottery winners celebrate Mega-divorce. An estranged New York City couple who agreed in court to split a $149 million lottery jackpot treated bystanders to an impromptu display of music and dance.
- Record Euro Millions jackpot won in Switzerland. A player in Switzerland scooped a huge £43.9 million (US$56.9 million) Lottery jackpot Friday night.
- N.C. Senate to work on lottery bill. Work continues on the legislative process for a North Carolina lottery. This week, a select committee of the North Carolina Senate will consider the lottery bill approved on Wednesday by the N.C. House.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$220 Million
Apr 12, 2006
- 1.$220 Million
Apr 12, 2002
- 1.$220 Million
Apr 13, 2021
- 4.$189 Million
Apr 11, 2006
- 5.$184 Million
Apr 13, 2016
- 6.$175 Million
Apr 14, 2010
- 7.€136.2 Million
Apr 13, 2021
- 8.€127.55 Million
Apr 12, 2018
- 9.€135.47 Million
Apr 13, 2019
- 10.$145 Million
Apr 14, 2020
- 11.$140 Million
Apr 12, 2019
- 12.$120 Million
Apr 12, 2005
- 13.$105 Million
Apr 13, 2010
- 14.$101 Million
Apr 13, 2019
- 15.€90 Million
Apr 17, 2020
- 16.$94 Million
Apr 11, 2012
- 16.$94 Million
Apr 12, 2014
- 18.€86.97 Million
Apr 14, 2017
- 19.$92 Million
Apr 14, 2009
- 20.$89 Million
Apr 11, 2018
- 21.€83 Million
Apr 11, 2017
- 22.$80 Million
Apr 12, 2008
- 22.$80 Million
Apr 11, 2015
- 24.€68.64 Million
Apr 12, 2016
- 25.$77 Million
Apr 12, 1995
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Apr 11, 1995
26 years old
Tuesday, Apr 11, 1989
32 years old
Friday, Apr 11, 1986
35 years old
Friday, Apr 11, 1980
41 years old
Friday, Apr 11, 1980
41 years old
Tuesday, Apr 11, 1978
43 years old
Thursday, Apr 11, 1968
53 years old
Tuesday, Apr 11, 1961
60 years old
Friday, Apr 11, 1958
63 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- An Ilyushin Il-76 which was owned and operated by the Algerian Air Force crashes near Boufarik, Algeria, killing 257.
- A pair of great earthquakes occur in the Wharton Basin west of Sumatra in Indonesia. The maximum Mercalli intensity of this strike-slip doublet earthquake was VII (Very strong). Ten were killed, twelve were injured, and a non-destructive tsunami was observed on the island of Nias.
- An explosion in the Minsk Metro, Belarus kills 15 people and injures 204 others.
- Algiers bombings: Two bombings in Algiers kill 33 people and wound a further 222 others.
- Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces Iran's claim to have successfully enriched uranium.
- The Ghriba synagogue bombing by al-Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.
- Over two hundred thousand people march in Caracas towards the presidential palace to demand the resignation of President Hugo Chávez. Nineteen protesters are killed.
- The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, China after a collision with a J-8 fighter, is released.
- Four hundred fifty prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs.
- Customs officers in Middlesbrough, England, seize what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
- The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.
- FBI Miami Shootout: A gun battle in broad daylight in Dade County, Florida between two bank/armored car robbers and pursuing FBI agents. During the firefight, FBI agents Jerry L. Dove and Benjamin P. Grogan were killed, while five other agents were wounded. As a result, the popular .40 S&W cartridge was developed.
- A massive riot in Brixton, south London results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.
- Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.
- London Transport's Silver Jubilee AEC Routemaster buses are launched.
- The Apple I is created.
- Apollo 13 is launched.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
- Assassination attempt on Rudi Dutschke, leader of the German student movement.
- The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.
- Brazilian Marshal Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco is elected President by the National Congress.
- Pope John XXIII issues Pacem in terris, the first encyclical addressed to all Christians instead of only Catholics, and which described the conditions for world peace in human terms.
- The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
- United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
- The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.
- Korean War: President Truman relieves Douglas MacArthur of the command of American forces in Korea and Japan.
- The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.
- World War II: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.
- Stresa Front: opening of the conference between the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, the Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini and the French Minister for Foreign Affairs Pierre Laval to condemn the German violations of the Treaty of Versailles.
- Emir Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan.
- The city of Tel Aviv is founded.
- SMS Blücher, the last armored cruiser to be built by the Imperial German Navy, is launched.
- Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women.
- The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized.
- Former shōgun Tokugawa Yoshinobu surrenders Edo Castle to Imperial forces, marking the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.
- Second Battle of Rivas: Juan Santamaría burns down the hostel where William Walker's filibusters are holed up.
- The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time.
- An incomplete British victory over the French fleet at the Battle of the Basque Roads results in the court-martial of James, Lord Gambier.
- Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
- War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War): Treaty of Utrecht.
- William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Great Britain.
- Italian War of 1542-46: A French army defeats Habsburg forces at the Battle of Ceresole, but fails to exploit its victory.
- War of the League of Cambrai: Franco-Ferrarese forces led by Gaston de Foix and Alfonso I d'Este win the Battle of Ravenna against the Papal-Spanish forces.
- Batu Khan defeats Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Mohi.
- Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine emperor, with the name of Anastasius I.
Births On This Day
- Dele Alli, English international footballer
- Thiago Alcântara, Spanish footballer
- Brennan Poole, American racing driver
- Dimitrios Anastasopoulos, Greek footballer
- Thulani Serero, South African footballer
- Torrin Lawrence, American sprinter (d. 2014)
- Leland Irving, Canadian ice hockey player
- Joss Stone, English singer-songwriter and actress
- Lights, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Sarodj Bertin, Haitian model and human rights lawyer
- Lena Schöneborn, German pentathlete
- Pablo Hernández Domínguez, Spanish footballer
- Will Minson, Australian footballer
- Kelli Garner, American actress
- Nikola Karabatić, French handball player
- Jennifer Heil, Canadian skier
- Rubén Palazuelos, Spanish footballer
- Nicky Pastorelli, Dutch race car driver
- Ian Bell, English cricketer
- Peeter Kümmel, Estonian skier
- Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
- Alexandre Burrows, Canadian ice hockey player
- Luis Flores, Dominican basketball player
- Veronica Pyke, Australian cricketer
- Keiji Tamada, Japanese footballer
- Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
- Malcolm Christie, English footballer
- Sebastien Grainger, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Michel Riesen, Swiss ice hockey player
- Josh Server, American actor
- Josh Hancock, American baseball player (d. 2007)
- Ivonne Teichmann, German runner
- Kelvim Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
- Kotomitsuki Keiji, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Àlex Corretja, Spanish tennis player and coach
- Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter
- David Jassy, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
- Tom Thacker, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Trot Nixon, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Olivier Magne, French rugby player
- Balls Mahoney, American wrestler (d. 2016)
- Allan Théo, French singer
- Jason Varitek, American baseball player and manager
- Jennifer Esposito, American actress and writer
- Oliver Riedel, German bass player
- Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer-songwriter
- Michael von Grünigen, Swiss skier
- Sergei Lukyanenko, Kazakh-Russian journalist and author
- Steve Scarsone, American baseball player and manager
- Shin Seung-hun, South Korean singer-songwriter
- Lisa Stansfield, English singer-songwriter and actress
- Steve Azar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- John Cryer, English journalist and politician
- Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist
- Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player and coach
- Patrick Sang, Kenyan runner
- Billy Bowden, New Zealand cricketer and umpire
- Waldemar Fornalik, Polish footballer and manager
- Elizabeth Smylie, Australian tennis player
- Franck Ducheix, French fencer
- Mark Lawson, English journalist and author
- Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, producer, and musician
- Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1993)
- Nobuaki Kakuda, Japanese martial artist
- Jeremy Clarkson, English journalist and television presenter
- Pierre Lacroix, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ana María Polo, Cuban-American lawyer and judge
- Zahid Maleque, Bangladeshi politician
- Stuart Adamson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
- Lyudmila Kondratyeva, Russian sprinter
- Kevin Brady, American lawyer and politician
- Michael Callen, American singer-songwriter and AIDS activist (d. 1993)
- Micheal Ray Richardson, American basketball player and coach
- Abdullah Atalar, Turkish engineer and academic
- Aleksandr Averin, Azerbaijani cyclist and coach
- Francis Lickerish, English guitarist and composer
- David Perrett, Scottish psychologist and academic
- Ian Redmond, English biologist and conservationist
- Willie Royster, American baseball player (d. 2015)
- Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian politician, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium
- Andrew Wiles, English mathematician and academic
- Nancy Honeytree, American singer and guitarist
- Indira Samarasekera, Sri Lankan engineer and academic
- Peter Windsor, English-Australian journalist and sportscaster
- Paul Fox, English singer and guitarist (d. 2007)
- Bill Irwin, American actor and clown
- Bernd Eichinger, German director and producer (d. 2011)
- Lev Bulat, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (d. 2016)
- Uli Edel, German director and screenwriter
- Frank Mantooth, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
- Peter Riegert, American actor, screenwriter and film director
- Michael T. Wright, English engineer and academic (d. 2015)
- Chris Burden, American sculptor, illustrator, and academic (d. 2015)
- Bob Harris, English journalist and radio host
- John Krebs, Baron Krebs, English zoologist and academic
- Peter Barfuß, German footballer
- John Milius, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, English businessman and politician
- Harley Race, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2019)
- Anatoly Berezovoy, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)
- Hattie Gossett, American writer
- James Underwood, English pathologist and academic
- Ellen Goodman, American journalist and author
- Shirley Stelfox, English actress (d. 2015)
- Col Firmin, Australian politician (d. 2013)
- Thomas Harris, American author and screenwriter
- Władysław Komar, Polish shot putter and actor (d. 1998)
- Luther Johnson, American singer and guitarist
- Louise Lasser, American actress
- Gerry Baker, American soccer player and manager (d. 2013)
- Michael Deaver, American politician, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)
- Reatha King, American chemist and businesswoman
- Jill Gascoine, English actress and author
- Brian Noble, English bishop (d. 2019)
- Richard Berry, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
- Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (d. 2014)
- Ron Pember, English actor, director and playwright
- Tony Brown, American journalist and academic
- Joel Grey, American actor, singer, and dancer
- Lewis Jones, Welsh rugby player and coach
- Nicholas F. Brady, American businessman and politician, 68th United States Secretary of the Treasury
- Walter Krüger, German javelin thrower (d. 2018)
- Anton LaVey, American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (d. 1997)
- Ethel Kennedy, American philanthropist
- Edwin Pope, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
- Tommy Tycho, Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)
- Lokesh Chandra, Indian historian
- David Manker Abshire, American commander and diplomat, United States Permanent Representative to NATO (d. 2014)
- Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 2011)
- Karl Rebane, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2007)
- Yuriy Lituyev, Russian hurdler and commander (d. 2000)
- Viola Liuzzo, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
- Viktor Masing, Estonian botanist and ecologist (d. 2001)
- Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman, founded Quebecor (d. 1997)
- Mohammad Naseem, Pakistani-English activist and politician (d. 2014)
- George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (d. 1980)
- Arved Viirlaid, Estonian-Canadian soldier and author (d. 2015)
- Jim Hearn, American baseball player (d. 1998)
- Jack Rayner, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2008)
- Emilio Colombo, Italian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2013)
- William Royer, American soldier and politician (d. 2013)
- Raymond Carr, English historian and academic (d. 2015)
- Richard Wainwright, English soldier and politician (d. 2003)
- David Westheimer, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2005)
- Alberto Ginastera, Argentinian-Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1983)
- Howard W. Koch, American director and producer (d. 2001)
- Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian animator, director, and producer (d. 1987)
- Robert Stanfield, Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician, 17th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 2003)
- Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, American mathematician (d. 1988)
- Oleg Cassini, French-American fashion designer (d. 2006)
- John Levy, American bassist and businessman (d. 2012)
- António de Spínola, Portuguese general and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1996)
- Jane Bolin, American lawyer and judge (d. 2007)
- Masaru Ibuka, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. 1997)
- Dan Maskell, English tennis player and sportscaster (d. 1992)
- Leo Rosten, Polish-American author and academic (d. 1997)
- Paul Douglas, American actor (d. 1959)
- Dale Messick, American author and illustrator (d. 2005)
- Attila József, Hungarian poet and educator (d. 1937)
- K. L. Saigal, Indian singer and actor (d. 1947)
- Misuzu Kaneko, Japanese poet (d. 1930)
- Sándor Márai, Hungarian journalist and author (d. 1989)
- Percy Lavon Julian, African-American chemist and academic (d. 1975)
- Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1967)
- Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (d. 1971)
- Jamini Roy, Indian painter (d. 1972)
- Bernhard Schmidt, Estonian-German astronomer and optician (d. 1935)
- Paul Henry, Irish painter (d. 1958)
- Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian and academic (d. 1940)
- Edward Lawson, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1955)
- Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, Albanian poet, rilindas and author of national anthem of Albania (d. 1947)
- Gyula Kellner, Hungarian runner (d. 1940)
- Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor, designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal (d. 1943)
- Mark Keppel, American educator (d. 1928)
- Bernard O'Dowd, Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1953)
- Johanna Elberskirchen, German author and activist (d. 1943)
- William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and academic (d. 1938)
- Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 44th United States Secretary of State (d. 1948)
- Stefanos Thomopoulos, Greek historian and author (d. 1939)
- Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1903)
- Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (d. 1938)
- Jyotirao Phule, Indian scholar, philosopher, and activist (d. 1890)
- Ferdinand Lassalle, German philosopher and jurist (d. 1864)
- Charles Hallé, German-English pianist and conductor (d. 1895)
- Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1854)
- Edward Everett, English-American educator and politician, 15th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1865)
- George Canning, Irish-English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
- James Parkinson, English surgeon, geologist, and paleontologist (d. 1824)
- Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, French miniaturist and portrait painter (d. 1803)
- Christopher Smart, English actor, playwright, and poet (d. 1771)
- David Zeisberger, Czech-American clergyman and missionary (d. 1808)
- John Alcock, English organist and composer (d. 1806)
- Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer and conductor (d. 1738)
- James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish peer (d. 1712)
- Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1724)
- John Eliot, English lawyer and politician (d. 1632)
- Bartholomeus Strobel, Silezian painter (d. 1650)
- George I, Duke of Pomerania (d. 1531)
- Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England (d. 1398)
- Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1428)
- John I of Portugal (d. 1433)
- Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385)
- William of Winchester, Lord of Lüneburg (d. 1213)
- Septimius Severus, Roman emperor (probable; d. 211)
Deaths On This Day
- John Horton Conway, English mathematician (b. 1937)
- J. Geils, American singer and guitarist (b. 1946)
- Mark Wainberg, Canadian researcher and HIV/AIDS activist (b. 1945)
- Jimmy Gunn, American football player (b. 1948)
- Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, Bangladeshi journalist and politician (b. 1952)
- François Maspero, French journalist and author (b. 1932)
- Hanut Singh, Indian general (b. 1933)
- Tekena Tamuno, Nigerian historian and academic (b. 1932)
- Rolf Brem, Swiss sculptor and illustrator (b. 1926)
- Edna Doré, English actress (b. 1921)
- Bill Henry, American baseball player (b. 1927)
- Lou Hudson, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1944)
- Myer S. Kripke, American rabbi and scholar (b. 1914)
- Sergey Nepobedimy, Russian engineer (b. 1921)
- Jesse Winchester, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)
- Don Blackman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1953)
- Sue Draheim, American fiddler (b.1949)
- Grady Hatton, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1922)
- Thomas Hemsley, English actor and singer (b. 1927)
- Hilary Koprowski, Polish-American virologist and immunologist (b. 1916)
- Gilles Marchal, French singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
- Maria Tallchief, American ballerina (b. 1925)
- Clorindo Testa, Italian-Argentinian architect (b. 1923)
- Jonathan Winters, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (b. 1925)
- Ahmed Ben Bella, Algerian soldier and politician, 1st President of Algeria (b. 1916)
- Roger Caron, Canadian criminal and author (b. 1938)
- Tippy Dye, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
- Hal McKusick, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and flute player (b. 1924)
- Agustin Roman, American bishop (b. 1928)
- Larry Sweeney, American wrestler and manager (b. 1981)
- Julia Tsenova, Bulgarian pianist and composer (b. 1948)
- Gerda Gilboe, Danish actress and singer (b. 1914)
- Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author and playwright (b. 1912)
- Corín Tellado, Spanish author (b. 1927)
- Merlin German, American sergeant (b. 1985)
- Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor and director (b. 1922)
- Loïc Leferme, French diver (b. 1970)
- Janet McDonald, American lawyer and author (b. 1954)
- Ronald Speirs, Scottish-American colonel (b. 1920)
- Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1922)
- June Pointer, American singer (b. 1953)
- DeShaun Holton, American rapper and actor (b. 1973)
- André François, Romanian-French cartoonist, painter, and sculptor (b. 1915)
- Lucien Laurent, French footballer and coach (b. 1907)
- Cecil Howard Green, English-American geophysicist and businessman, founded Texas Instruments (b. 1900)
- Harry Secombe, Welsh-English actor (b. 1921)
- Diana Darvey, English actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
- William H. Armstrong, American author and educator (b. 1911)
- Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (b. 1899)
- Wang Xiaobo, contemporary Chinese novelist and essayist (b. 1952)
- Jessica Dubroff, American pilot (b. 1988)
- James Brown, American actor and singer (b. 1920)
- Eve Merriam, American author and poet (b. 1916)
- Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter, sculptor, and engraver (b. 1920)
- Walker Cooper, American baseball player and manager (b. 1915)
- Bruno Hoffmann. German glass harp player (b. 1913)
- Harold Ballard, Canadian businessman (b. 1903)
- Erskine Caldwell, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1903)
- Primo Levi, Italian chemist and author (b. 1919)
- Bunny Ahearne, Irish-born English businessman (b. 1900)
- John Gilroy, English artist and illustrator (b. 1898)
- Enver Hoxha, Albanian educator and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Albania (b. 1908)
- Edgar V. Saks, Estonian historian and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1910)
- Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (b. 1904)
- Caroline Gordon, American author and critic (b. 1895)
- Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, Turkish journalist and producer (b. 1935)
- Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
- Phanishwar Nath 'Renu', Indian author and activist (b. 1921)
- Ernst Ziegler, German actor (b. 1894)
- Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923)
- John O'Hara, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1905)
- Thomas Farrell, American general (b. 1891)
- Donald Sangster, Jamaican lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1911)
- Ukichiro Nakaya, Japanese physicist and academic (b. 1900)
- George Poage, American hurdler and educator (b. 1880)
- Rosa Grünberg, Swedish actress (b. 1878)
- Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter and educator (b. 1875)
- Paul Specht, American violinist and bandleader (b. 1895)
- Kid Nichols, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
- Kurtdereli Mehmet, Turkish wrestler (b. 1864)
- Luther Burbank, American botanist and academic (b. 1849)
- Otto Wagner, Austrian architect and urban planner (b. 1841)
- Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (b. 1864)
- Henry Bird, English chess player and author (b. 1829)
- James Anthony Bailey, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (b. 1847)
- Francis Pharcellus Church, American journalist and publisher, co-founded Armed Forces Journal and The Galaxy Magazine (b. 1839)
- Gemma Galgani, Italian mystic and saint (b. 1878)
- Wade Hampton III, American general and politician, 77th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1818)
- Julius Lothar Meyer, German chemist (b. 1830)
- Constantin Lipsius, German architect and theorist (b. 1832)
- David de Jahacob Lopez Cardozo, Dutch Talmudist (b. 1808)
- Joseph Merrick, English man with severe deformities (b. 1862)
- Edward Canby, American general (b. 1817)
- Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet and composer (b. 1824)
- Juan Santamaría, Costa Rican soldier (b. 1831)
- Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet and academic (b. 1725)
- Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Polish-Russian politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1718)
- John Robinson, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1650)
- Richard Simon, French priest and critic (b. 1638)
- Marino Ghetaldi, Ragusan mathematician and physicist (b. 1568)
- Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish historian and author (b. 1535)
- Edward Wightman, English minister and martyr (b. 1566)
- John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley, English noble (b. 1533)
- Thomas Bromley, English lord chancellor (b. 1530)
- Thomas Wyatt the Younger, English rebel leader (b. 1521)
- Gaston de Foix, French military commander (b. 1489)
- Henry Beaufort, Cardinal, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1377)
- Ramadan ibn Alauddin, first known Muslim from Korea
- Llywelyn the Great, Welsh prince (b. 1172)
- Stephen IV, king of Hungary and Croatia
- Stanislaus of Szczepanów, bishop of Kraków (b. 1030)
- Anawrahta, king of Burma and founder of the Pagan Empire (b. 1014)
- Romanos III Argyros, Byzantine emperor (b. 968)
- Herman I, chancellor and archbishop of Cologne
- Donus, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 610)
- Yang Guang, Chinese emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 569)