On This Day in History: April 12
April 12 is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 263 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Man rescues lotto ticket from garbage, wins $25,000 a year for life. A Michigan man will be making $25,000 a year for life after rescuing his lotto ticket from the garbage.
- Maryland man wins lottery twice at same convenience store. A Silver Spring, Maryland, man won a state lottery game twice at the same convenience store — a rare occurrence, lottery officials said.
- Director of DC Lottery dies after suffering an aneurysm. Buddy Roogow, the director of the DC Lottery since 2009, died Saturday after suffering an aneurysm.
- Four golfers score $30M Lotto Max win. Four golfers from Langley, British Columbia, have scored their best ever round -- a $30 million Lotto Max jackpot.
- Colorado newspaper prints wrong lottery results; couple thought they won. It pays to doublecheck those lottery numbers -- if you want to avoid heartache.
- D.C. first in USA to offer Internet gambling. The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, trying to raise millions of dollars from the habits of online poker buffs and acting ahead of traditional gambling meccas like New Jersey and Nevada.
- Just-released Indians prospect cashes $1M lottery ticket. Joel Torres' dreams of becoming a professional baseball player were dashed last month when he was cut from the Cleveland Indians' farm team. But a dream of a different sort came true when he won $1 million on a New York lottery ticket.
- Pair arrested for allegedly stealing lottery tickets. Two Glendale, California, residents were arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing dozens of lottery scratchers after distracting a store clerk, police said.
- Multi-state lottery jackpots offer multiple $100M+ chances. This weekend the two biggest USA multi-state lottery games remained unbeaten, each offering a jackpot of greater than $100 million.
- $220 Million: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $220 million Wednesday.
- Powerball Back-to-Back Jackpots Set Record. Just when it seemed as if the Powerball game had broken all records, yet another milestone has been set with the current jackpot of $220 million: It's the first time two consecutive jackpots have surpassed $200 million.
- Wisconsin Lottery Posts Record Quarter. The Wisconsin Lottery posted sales of just more than $142 million from January through March, the third quarter of the state's fiscal year.
- S.C. woman scratches $1 million lottery jackpot. A Spartanburg, South Carolina, woman won $1 million Monday after purchasing a ticket from a convenience store in Simpsonville, lottery officials said.
- N.C. newspapers ignore law banning lottery results. For years, North Carolina newspapers have routinely broken state law that prohibits the publishing of lottery results.
- UK player wins record Euro Millions lottery jackpot. The biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot has been won by a British ticketholder for the first time, Camelot said today.
- Man bets all on roulette and wins. A British man who sold all his possessions, including his clothes, stood in a rented tuxedo on Sunday surrounded by family and friends and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel -- and won.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$220 Million
Apr 12, 2006
- 1.$220 Million
Apr 12, 2002
- 1.$220 Million
Apr 14, 2006
- 4.$184 Million
Apr 13, 2016
- 5.$175 Million
Apr 14, 2010
- 6.€127.55 Million
Apr 12, 2018
- 7.€135.47 Million
Apr 13, 2019
- 8.$145 Million
Apr 14, 2020
- 9.$140 Million
Apr 12, 2019
- 10.$120 Million
Apr 12, 2005
- 11.$113 Million
Apr 14, 2012
- 12.$106 Million
Apr 14, 2018
- 13.$105 Million
Apr 13, 2010
- 14.$101 Million
Apr 13, 2019
- 15.€90 Million
Apr 17, 2020
- 16.$94 Million
Apr 12, 2014
- 17.€86.97 Million
Apr 14, 2017
- 18.$92 Million
Apr 14, 2009
- 19.€57 Million
Apr 18, 2008
- 20.$84 Million
Apr 14, 2001
- 21.$80 Million
Apr 12, 2008
- 22.€68.64 Million
Apr 12, 2016
- 23.$77 Million
Apr 12, 1995
- 23.$77 Million
Apr 14, 2010
- 25.€58 Million
Apr 17, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Apr 12, 1990
30 years old
Saturday, Apr 12, 1980
40 years old
Saturday, Apr 12, 1980
40 years old
Thursday, Apr 12, 1979
41 years old
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1977
43 years old
Saturday, Apr 12, 1969
51 years old
Friday, Apr 12, 1968
52 years old
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1960
60 years old
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1955
65 years old
Thursday, Apr 12, 1951
69 years old
Monday, Apr 12, 1948
72 years old
Sunday, Apr 12, 1936
84 years old
Sunday, Apr 12, 1936
84 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Great Fire of Valparaíso ravages the Chilean city of Valparaíso, killing 16, displacing nearly 10,000, and destroying over 2,000 homes.
- Two suicide bombers kill three Chadian soldiers and injure dozens of civilians at a market in Kidal, Mali.
- Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwean dollar as its official currency.
- A suicide bomber penetrates the Green Zone and detonates in a cafeteria within a parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awad and wounding more than twenty other people.
- A suicide bomber blows herself up at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market, killing seven people and wounding 104.
- United States President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a civil lawsuit; he is later fined and disbarred.
- The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland; the resort and its park's name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.
- Jim Gary's "Twentieth Century Dinosaurs" exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He is the only sculptor ever invited to present a solo exhibition there.
- Harold Washington is elected as the first black mayor of Chicago.
- The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission.
- Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.
- Transbrasil Flight 303, a Boeing 727, crashes on approach to Hercílio Luz International Airport, in Florianópolis, Brazil. 55 out of the 58 people on board are killed.
- Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
- The Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
- Cold War: Space Race: The Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, Vostok 1.
- The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in office; Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes President upon Roosevelt's death.
- World War II: The U.S. Ninth Army under General William H. Simpson crosses the Elbe River astride Magdeburg, and reached Tangermünde—only 50 miles from Berlin.
- Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
- The strongest surface wind gust in the world at the time of 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. It has since been surpassed.
- The U.S. Auto-Lite strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
- The Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, takes off for the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.
- Shanghai massacre of 1927: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
- Rocksprings, Texas was hit by an F5 tornado that destroyed 235 of the 247 buildings in the town and killed 72 townspeople and injured 205; third deadliest tornado in Texas history.
- World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
- SMS Zrínyi, one of the last pre-dreadnought battleships built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
- The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
- American Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Fort Pillow: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
- American Civil War: The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurs, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).
- American Civil War: Battle of Fort Sumter. The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
- Soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.
- Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
- The Froberg mutiny ends when the remaining mutineers blow up the magazine of Fort Ricasoli.
- American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
- The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships.
- The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
- Duke Oldřich of Bohemia deposes and blinds his brother Jaromír who flees to Poland.
- King Edwin of Northumbria is converted to Christianity by Paulinus, bishop of York.
- Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
- Shapur I becomes co-emperor of the Sasanian Empire with his father Ardashir I.
- Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, subsequently commits suicide.
Births On This Day
- Elizaveta Kulichkova, Russian tennis player
- Pedro Cachín, Argentine tennis player
- Isabelle Drummond, Brazilian actress and singer
- Saoirse Ronan, American-born Irish actress
- Oh Sehun, South Korean musician
- Eric Bailly, Ivorian professional footballer
- Guido Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
- Jordan Archer, English-Scottish footballer
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canadian ice hockey player
- Chad le Clos, South African swimmer
- Torey Krug, American ice hockey player
- Oliver Norwood, English footballer
- Magnus Pääjärvi, Swedish ice hockey player
- Lionel Carole, French professional footballer
- Francesca Halsall, English swimmer
- Hiroki Sakai, Japanese footballer
- Bethan Dainton, Welsh rugby union player
- Miguel Ángel Ponce, American-Mexican footballer
- Ádám Hanga, Hungarian basketball player
- Kaitlyn Weaver, Canadian-American ice dancer
- Valentin Stocker, Swiss footballer
- Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
- Stephen Brogan, English footballer
- Amedeo Calliari, Italian footballer
- Jessie James Decker, American singer-songwriter
- Brooklyn Decker, American model and actress
- Shawn Gore, Canadian football player
- Josh McCrone, Australian rugby league player
- Luiz Adriano, Brazilian professional footballer
- Brendon Urie, American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist
- Brad Brach, American baseball pitcher
- Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer
- Marcel Granollers, Spanish tennis player
- Jonathan Pitroipa, Burkinabé footballer
- Brennan Boesch, American baseball player
- Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer
- Aleksey Dmitrik, Russian high jumper
- Jelena Dokic, Serbian-Australian tennis player
- Luke Kibet, Kenyan runner
- Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Russian runner
- Nicolás Burdisso, Argentinian footballer
- Tulsi Gabbard, American politician
- Grant Holt, English footballer and professional wrestler
- Hisashi Iwakuma, Japanese baseball pitcher
- Sara Head, Welsh Paralympic table tennis champion
- Brian McFadden, Irish singer-songwriter
- Claire Danes, American actress
- Elena Grosheva, Russian gymnast
- Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer
- Jennifer Morrison, American actress
- Cristian Ranalli, Italian footballer
- Lee Soo-young, South Korean singer
- Guy Berryman, Scottish bass player and producer
- Scott Crary, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Svetlana Lapina, Russian high jumper
- Robin Walker, English businessman and politician
- Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
- Sarah Monahan, Australian actress
- Jason Price, Welsh footballer
- Glenn Rogers, Australian-Scottish cricketer
- Olga Kotlyarova, Russian runner
- Brad Miller, American basketball player
- Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (d. 2006)
- Bryan Fletcher, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Roman Hamrlík, Czech ice hockey player
- Marley Shelton, American actress
- Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer and manager
- J. Scott Campbell, American author and illustrator
- Ryan Kisor, American trumpet player and composer
- Antonio Osuna, Mexican-American baseball player
- Christian Panucci, Italian footballer and manager
- Paul Lo Duca, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Nicholas Brendon, American actor
- Shannen Doherty, American actress, director, and producer
- Sylvain Bouchard, Canadian speed skater
- Jörn Lenz, German footballer and manager
- Lucas Radebe, South African footballer and sportscaster
- Michael Jackson, American football player and politician (d. 2017)
- Alicia Coppola, American actress
- Toby Gad, German songwriter and producer
- Adam Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sarah Cracknell, English singer-songwriter
- Nils-Olav Johansen, Norwegian guitarist and singer
- Lorenzo White, American football player
- Kim Bodnia, Danish actor and director
- Chi Onwurah, English politician
- Gervais Rufyikiri, Burundian politician
- Mihai Stoica, Romanian footballer and manager
- Amy Ray, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer
- Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist and author
- Art Alexakis, American singer-songwriter and musician (Everclear)
- Carlos Sainz, Spanish racing driver
- Nobuhiko Takada, Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler, founded Hustle
- Corrado Fabi, Italian racing driver
- Charles Mann, American football player and sportscaster
- Magda Szubanski, English-Australian actress, comedian and writer
- Howard Stableford, English radio and television host
- Will Sergeant, English guitarist
- Klaus Tafelmeier, German javelin thrower
- Ginka Zagorcheva, Bulgarian hurdler
- Greg Child, Australian mountaineer and author
- Vince Gill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tama Janowitz, American novelist and short story writer
- Andy Garcia, Cuban-American actor, director, and producer
- Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer-songwriter and actor
- Fabian Hamilton, English graphic designer, engineer, and politician
- John Faulkner, Australian educator and politician, 52nd Australian Minister for Defence
- Steve Stevaert, Belgian businessman and politician, Governor of Limburg (d. 2015)
- Pat Travers, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tanino Liberatore, Italian author and illustrator
- Reuben Gant, American football player
- Leicester Rutledge, New Zealand rugby player
- Gary Soto, American poet, novelist, and memoirist
- Ralph Wiley, American journalist (d. 2004)
- Tom Noonan, American actor
- Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman
- David Cassidy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
- Joyce Banda, 4th president of Malawi
- Nick Sackman, English composer and educator
- Scott Turow, American lawyer and author
- Jeremy Beadle, English television host and producer (d. 2008)
- Joschka Fischer, German academic and politician, Vice Chancellor of Germany
- Marcello Lippi, Italian footballer, manager, and coach
- Roy M. Anderson, English epidemiologist, zoologist, and academic
- Martin Brasier, English palaeontologist, biologist, and academic (d. 2014)
- Alex Briley, American disco singer (Village People)
- Tom Clancy, American historian and author (d. 2013)
- Woody Johnson, American businessman and philanthropist
- Dan Lauria, American actor
- David Letterman, American comedian and talk show host
- Ed O'Neill, American actor and comedian
- George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, Scottish politician and diplomat, 10th Secretary General of NATO
- Lee Jong-wook, South Korean physician and diplomat (d. 2006)
- Lisa Jardine, English historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)
- John Kay, German-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Sumitra Mahajan, Indian politician, 16th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
- Bill Bryden, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter
- Carlos Reutemann, Argentinian race car driver and politician, Governor of Santa Fe
- Jacob Zuma, South African politician, 4th President of South Africa
- Bobby Moore, English footballer and manager (d. 1993)
- Woodie Fryman, American baseball player (d. 2011)
- Herbie Hancock, American pianist, composer, and bandleader
- Alan Ayckbourn, English director and playwright
- Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Dennis Banks, American author and activist (d.2017)
- Igor Volk, Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
- Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
- Kennedy Simmonds, Kittitian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer and manager
- Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 2018)
- Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 5th Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2005)
- Jean-Pierre Marielle, French actor
- Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (d. 1996)
- Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet and songwriter (d. 1995)
- John Landy, Australian runner and politician, 26th Governor of Victoria
- Bryan Magee, English philosopher and politician
- Manuel Neri, American sculptor and painter
- Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician and educator (d. 2006)
- Elspet Gray, Scottish actress (d. 2013)
- Mukhran Machavariani, Georgian poet and educator (d. 2010)
- Hardy Krüger, German actor
- Jean-François Paillard, French conductor (d. 2013)
- Thomas Hemsley, English baritone (d. 2013)
- Alvin Sargent, two-time Academy-Award-winning screenwriter
- Jane Withers, American actress
- Evelyn Berezin, American computer scientist and engineer
- Ned Miller, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 2016)
- Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Raymond Barre, French economist and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2007)
- Peter Safar, Austrian physician and academic (d. 2003)
- Curtis Turner, American race car driver (d. 1970)
- Ann Miller, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2004)
- Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian politician, 2nd Vice President of Zambia (d. 1980)
- Robert Cliche, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1978)
- István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer and educator (d. 2012)
- Billy Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (d. 1991)
- Helen Forrest, American singer and actress (d. 1999)
- Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (d. 1978)
- Robert Manzon, French racing driver (d. 2015)
- Beverly Cleary, American author
- Russell Garcia, American-New Zealander composer and conductor (d. 2011)
- Benjamin Libet, American neuropsychologist and academic (d. 2007)
- Armen Alchian, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
- Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist (d. 2013)
- Frank Dilio, Canadian businessman (d. 1997)
- Hamengkubuwono IX, Indonesian politician, 2nd Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1988)
- Hound Dog Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
- Mahmoud Younis, Egyptian engineer (d. 1976)
- Gillo Dorfles, Italian art critic, painter and philosopher (d. 2018)
- Irma Rapuzzi, French politician (d. 2018)
- Ida Pollock, English author and painter (d. 2013)
- Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American pilot and general (d. 2006)
- Zawgyi, Burmese poet, author, literary historian, critic, scholar and academic (d. 1990)
- Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor, designed the Marine Corps War Memorial (d. 2003)
- Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
- Louis Beel, Dutch academic and politician, 36th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1977)
- Lowell Stockman, American farmer and politician (d. 1962)
- Lily Pons, French-American soprano and actress (d. 1976)
- Dorothy Cumming, Australian-American actress (d. 1983)
- Francisco Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 13th President of Portugal (d. 1964)
- Henry Darger, American writer and artist (d. 1973)
- Dan Ahearn, Irish-American long jumper and police officer (d. 1942)
- Cecil Kimber, English automobile engineer (d. 1945)
- Harold Lockwood, American actor and director (d. 1918)
- Robert Delaunay, French painter (d. 1941)
- Tenby Davies, Welsh runner (d. 1932)
- Otto Meyerhof, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
- Imogen Cunningham, American photographer and educator (d. 1976)
- Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player, cricketer, and sailor (d. 1959)
- Addie Joss, American baseball player and journalist (d. 1911)
- William B. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1940)
- Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1941)
- Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
- Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese admiral (d. 1918)
- Raul Pompeia, Brazilian writer (d. 1895)
- Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English mountaineer, cartographer, and politician (d. 1937)
- Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician and academic (d. 1939)
- José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican soldier and poet (d. 1880)
- Edward Walter Maunder, English astronomer and author (d. 1928)
- Gustaf Cederström, Swedish painter (d. 1933)
- Nikolay Przhevalsky, Russian geographer and explorer (d. 1888)
- Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian playwright and translator (d. 1886)
- Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Victoria (d. 1903)
- Joseph Lanner, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1843)
- Henri Druey, Swiss lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1855)
- George N. Briggs, American lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
- Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician and engineer (d. 1847)
- John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, English soldier and politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1840)
- Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
- Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist and author (d. 1836)
- Lyman Hall, American physician, clergyman, and politician, 16th Governor of Georgia (d. 1790)
- Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1793)
- Felice Giardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1796)
- Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French historian and author (d. 1796)
- Caffarelli, Italian actor and singer (d. 1783)
- William Cookworthy, English minister and pharmacist (d. 1780)
- Benoît de Maillet, French diplomat and natural historian (d. 1738)
- Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician (d. 1712)
- Simone Cantarini, Italian painter and engraver (d. 1648)
- Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
- Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English courtier and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1604)
- Muretus, French philosopher and author (d. 1585)
- Joachim Camerarius, German scholar and translator (d. 1574)
- Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace and St. Peter's Basilica (d. 1546)
- Maharana Sangram Singh, Rana of Mewar (d. 1527)
- Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia (d. 1462)
- Richeza of Poland, queen of Sweden and Grand Princess of Minsk (d. 1156)
- En'yū, emperor of Japan (d. 991)
Deaths On This Day
- Charlie Murphy, American actor and comedian (b. 1959)
- Anne Jackson, American actress (b. 1925)
- Mohammad Al Gaz Emirati politician & diplomat (b. 1930)
- Paulo Brossard, Brazilian jurist and politician (b. 1924)
- Patrice Dominguez, Algerian-French tennis player and trainer (b. 1950)
- Alfred Eick, German commander (b. 1916)
- André Mba Obame, Gabonese politician (b. 1957)
- Pierre Autin-Grenier, French author and poet (b. 1947)
- Pierre-Henri Menthéour, French cyclist (b. 1960)
- Maurício Alves Peruchi, Brazilian footballer (b. 1990)
- Hal Smith, American baseball player and coach (b. 1931)
- Billy Standridge, American race car driver (b. 1953)
- Robert Byrne, American chess player and author (b. 1928)
- Johnny du Plooy, South African boxer (b. 1964)
- Michael France, American screenwriter (b. 1962)
- Brennan Manning, American priest and author (b. 1934)
- Annamária Szalai, Hungarian journalist and politician (b. 1961)
- William Y. Thompson, American historian and author (b. 1922)
- Ya'akov Yosef, Israeli rabbi and politician (b. 1946)
- Mohit Chattopadhyay, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1934)
- Rodgers Grant, American pianist and composer (b. 1935)
- Karim Fakhrawi, Bahraini journalist, co-founded Al-Wasat (b. 1962)
- Michel Chartrand, Canadian trade union leader (b. 1916)
- Werner Schroeter, German director and screenwriter (b. 1945)
- Cecilia Colledge, English-American figure skater and coach (b. 1920)
- Patrick Hillery, Irish physician and politician, 6th President of Ireland (b. 1923)
- Jerry Zucker, Israeli-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1949)
- Kevin Crease, Australian journalist (b. 1936)
- William Sloane Coffin, American minister and activist (b. 1924)
- Moran Campbell, Canadian physician and academic, invented the venturi mask (b. 1925)
- George Shevelov, Ukrainian-American linguist and philologist (b. 1908)
- Harvey Ball, American illustrator, created the smiley (b. 1921)
- Boxcar Willie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
- Robert Ford, Canadian poet and diplomat (b. 1915)
- George Wald, American neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
- Ilario Bandini, Italian racing driver and businessman (b. 1911)
- Abbie Hoffman, American activist, co-founded Youth International Party (b. 1936)
- Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (b. 1921)
- Colette Deréal, French singer and actress (b. 1927)
- Alan Paton, South African historian and author (b. 1903)
- Valentin Kataev, Russian author and playwright (b. 1897)
- Edwin T. Layton, American admiral and cryptanalyst (b. 1903)
- Jørgen Juve, Norwegian football player and journalist (b. 1906)
- Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
- Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
- Joe Louis, American boxer and wrestler (b. 1914)
- William R. Tolbert, Jr., Liberian politician, 20th President of Liberia (b. 1913)
- Philip K. Wrigley, American businessman, co-founded Lincoln Park Gun Club (b. 1894)
- Josephine Baker, French actress, activist, and humanitarian (b. 1906)
- Arthur Freed, American songwriter and producer (b. 1894)
- Ed Lafitte, American baseball player and dentist (b. 1886)
- Heinrich Nordhoff, German engineer (b. 1899)
- Sydney Allard, English racing driver and founder of the Allard car company (b. 1910)
- Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
- Lionel Logue, Australian actor and therapist (b. 1880)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, American lawyer and politician, 32nd President of the United States (b. 1882)
- Viktor Puskar, Estonian colonel (b. 1889)
- Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (b. 1873)
- Abdülhak Hâmid Tarhan, Turkish playwright and poet (b. 1852)
- Adelbert Ames, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Mississippi (b. 1835)
- Clara Barton, American nurse and humanitarian, founded the American Red Cross (b. 1821)
- Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya, Indian scholar, academic, and philanthropist (b. 1836)
- Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist and academic (b. 1842)
- Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian cardinal (b. 1820)
- Richard Taylor, American general (b. 1826)
- William M. Tweed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)
- Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer and theorist (b. 1795)
- Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, English politician, founded Fleetwood (b. 1801)
- Adoniram Judson, American lexicographer and missionary (b. 1788)
- Charles Messier, French astronomer and academic (b. 1730)
- Charles Burney, English composer and historian (b. 1726)
- Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (b. 1710)
- Carlo Antonio Campioni, French-Italian composer (b. 1719)
- Metastasio, Italian-Austrian poet and composer (b. 1698)
- William Kent, English architect, designed Holkham Hall and Chiswick House (b. 1685)
- Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and theologian (b. 1627)
- Ambrose Dixon, English-American soldier (b. 1619)
- Nicola Amati, Italian instrument maker (b. 1596)
- Richard Bennett, English politician, colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1609)
- Joanna of Castile (b. 1479)
- Claude, Duke of Guise (b. 1496)
- Joanna La Beltraneja, Princess of Castile (b. 1462)
- Leonhard of Gorizia, Count of Gorz (b. 1440)
- Henry Chichele, English archbishop (b. 1364)
- Margaret of Bourbon, Queen of Navarre, regent of Navarre (b. c. 1217)
- Vsevolod the Big Nest, Grand Prince of Vladimir (b. 1154)
- Charles VII, king of Sweden (b. c. 1130)
- Vladislaus I, Duke of Bohemia (b. 1065)
- Eudokia Baïana, Byzantine empress and wife of Leo VI
- Maximianus, archbishop of Constantinople
- Julius I, pope of the Catholic Church
- Gordian II, Roman emperor (b. 192; killed in battle)
- 45 BC
- Gnaeus Pompeius, Roman general and politician (b. 75 BC)