On This Day in History: April 14
April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 261 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Alabama Senate passes lottery, gaming legislation. Tuesday night, Alabama state senators passed a constitutional amendment, along with three companion bills, to allow a lottery to be created in the state and allow for casino-style gambling.
- Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners. A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair.
- Unclaimed $3.5M Missouri Lottery jackpot about to expire. Missouri Lottery players: check your pockets, your car, your drawers, and track down all your old lottery tickets. You could be a millionaire and not even know it!
- 9 charged with illegal lottery, bookmaking in Rhode Island. Providence police say they've arrested nine people and seized cash and drugs after discovering illegally lottery and bookmaking operations at several businesses in the city.
- Australian man accuses fishing buddy of stealing $3.5M lottery ticket. A dispute between two former fishing buddies who destroyed their friendship over a missing lottery ticket claimed to be worth $3.5 million (US$2.7 million) has ended up in an Australian court.
- Co-workers share lottery cash with colleague in need. A group of food service workers at a high school decided to help a co-worker who needed some money for chemotherapy treatment.
- Lottery winner hits baby jackpot. A big-time lottery winner and his wife became the parents of two babies, delivered during separate births, 100 days apart.
- 'Hot spots' part of D.C. officials' plan to allow Internet-based gambling in city. D.C. officials said they are planning to set up 20 to 30 online gambling "hot spots" in hotels, bars, clubs and other venues across the city by around Sept. 1, marking a major step in a bid to turn the nation's capital into a haven for Texas hold 'em and other potentially lucrative Internet-based games.
- Masked Israeli lottery winners collect country's biggest jackpot. An Israeli couple finally picked up the country's biggest ever lottery jackpot three months after they won, and they wore masks to hide their faces from the public.
- N.Y. Lottery posts record sales. The New York Lottery is feeling lucky despite the woes of the economy, with $7.66 billion in lottery ticket sales in the last fiscal year.
- Q&A with the CT Lottery CEO. The Hartford Business Journal recently conducted an interview of the Connecticut Lottery CEO.
- Arkansas lottery commission fully staffed. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed the final three members of the Arkansas Lottery Commission, naming George J. Hammons of Pine Bluff, Dianne Lamberth of Batesville and Ben Pickard of Beebe to the board that will oversee lottery operations.
- Reflecting bad times, some lotteries hit losing streak. State lotteries are down on their luck as players cut back on games of chance.
- $31 million lottery claimed by anonymous winner. And the winner of a $31 million California SuperLotto Plus prize is ... anonymous.
- $10M lottery winner squanders fortune. He hit the lottery jackpot in 2005, but three years later, a British ex-soldier is destitute, down and out, living in a budget guesthouse.
- Arkansas watches as Tenn rethinks lottery scholarships. If Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's push for a state lottery is successful, Arkansas legislators may want to consider Tennessee's dilemma before writing rules for spending proceeds that would be earmarked exclusively for college scholarships.
- N.J. mom-and-pop lottery retailers worried about competition. Normally the domain of smaller convenience stores and food markets, lottery sales will ae sold in big chain stores like Target, Home Depot, and Dunkin' Donuts if a legislator's plan is made into law.
- As Fla. lottery sales slow, schools stand to lose. Penny-pinching Floridians aren't playing the lottery as much as expected, and that's bad news for state legislators trying to minimize school budget cuts next year.
- Men threaten discrimination suit against N.M. Lottery. Two sales representatives who resigned Friday from the New Mexico Lottery said they were forced out by being given more work so they could be replaced by younger employees with lower pay.
- N.C. Lottery prohibits illegal aliens from collecting big prizes. The estimated 390,000 illegal aliens in North Carolina are welcome to spend money on the state's new lottery, but they may not be allowed to collect.
- Oregon Lottery may give $42 million in excess funds to schools. Oregon legislators are poised to approve handing over $42 million in unexpected lottery revenue to public schools during next week's special session.
- Florida lottery winners indicted on tax charge. Alex and Rhoda Toth were down to their last $24 in May 1990 when they won $13 million in the Florida Lotto, but it has been trouble ever since.
- Lottery winner is arrested for failing to appear. Winning the lottery proved to be unlucky for a Craven County, North Carolina, man.
- 13 State Employees to Share $224 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot. A group of 13 Missouri state employees, who work for the Department of Social Services Family Support Division/Child Support Enforcement in Florissant, claimed the $224.2 million Powerball jackpot from the April 12 drawing.
- Super 7 lottery win both heartwarming and amazing. It may be the feel-good lottery win of all time: a single mom who can now help her kids, and a father of three who proved lottery lightning can strike twice.
- Virginia Lottery has largest payout ever in Pick 4. Lady Luck waived her wand just right Tuesday for more than 1,500 Virginia Lottery ticket holders who played 7-7-7-7.
- Wisconsin Lottery sorts mixup on Badger 5 numbers. The Wisconsin Lottery will pay on two sets of winning numbers from Monday's Badger 5 drawing after a mix-up caused confusion over which five numbers were actually drawn, a lottery official said Tuesday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$331 Million
Apr 16, 2002
- 2.$240 Million
Apr 16, 2021
- 3.$220 Million
Apr 14, 2006
- 4.$205 Million
Apr 16, 2016
- 5.$175 Million
Apr 14, 2010
- 6.€137.36 Million
Apr 15, 2021
- 7.€128.93 Million
Apr 14, 2018
- 8.$157 Million
Apr 16, 2019
- 9.€136.73 Million
Apr 16, 2019
- 10.$145 Million
Apr 14, 2020
- 11.$144 Million
Apr 15, 2005
- 12.$122 Million
Apr 16, 2010
- 13.$118 Million
Apr 17, 2019
- 14.$113 Million
Apr 14, 2012
- 15.$110 Million
Apr 16, 2014
- 16.$106 Million
Apr 14, 2018
- 17.€90 Million
Apr 17, 2020
- 18.€86.97 Million
Apr 14, 2017
- 19.$92 Million
Apr 14, 2009
- 20.$91 Million
Apr 16, 2008
- 21.€57 Million
Apr 18, 2008
- 22.$84 Million
Apr 14, 2001
- 23.$80 Million
Apr 17, 2013
- 23.$80 Million
Apr 15, 2016
- 25.€69.53 Million
Apr 14, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Apr 14, 1996
25 years old
Thursday, Apr 14, 1983
38 years old
Friday, Apr 14, 1972
49 years old
Friday, Apr 14, 1972
49 years old
Tuesday, Apr 14, 1970
51 years old
Tuesday, Apr 14, 1970
51 years old
Sunday, Apr 14, 1968
53 years old
Wednesday, Apr 14, 1965
56 years old
Wednesday, Apr 14, 1965
56 years old
Tuesday, Apr 14, 1959
62 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- In Japan, the foreshock of Kumamoto earthquakes occurs.
- Twin bomb blasts in Abuja, Nigeria, kill at least 75 people and injures 141 others.
- Two hundred seventy-six schoolgirls are abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria.
- Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
- Twin blasts triggered by crude bombs during Asr prayer in Jama Masjid, Delhi injure 13 people.
- The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.
- The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.
- U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the MS Achille Lauro in 1985.
- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.
- NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees. Yugoslav officials say 75 people were killed.
- A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
- In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
- The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
- The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
- In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
- The heaviest hailstones ever recorded (1 kilogram (2.2 lb)) fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92.
- STS-1: The first operational Space Shuttle, Columbia completes its first test flight.
- Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
- Gnassingbé Eyadéma overthrows President of Togo Nicolas Grunitzky and installs himself as the new president, a title he would hold for the next 38 years.
- The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days. This was the first spacecraft to carry a living animal, a female dog named Laika, who likely lived only a few hours.
- Razing of Friesoythe: The 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division deliberately destroyed the German town of Friesoythe on the orders of Major General Christopher Vokes.
- Bombay explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
- World War II: German and Italian forces attack Tobruk in Libya.
- World War II: Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.
- The Black Sunday dust storm, considered one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl, swept across the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring areas.
- The Spanish Cortes deposes King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the Second Spanish Republic.
- The Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, reaches Greenly Island, Canada - the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.
- The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 23:40 (sinks morning of April 15th).
- A massacre is organized by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian population of Cilicia.
- Hauser Dam, a steel dam on the Missouri River in Montana, U.S., fails, sending a surge of water 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m) high downstream.
- The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
- The Exposition Universelle begins.
- The first ever commercial motion picture house opens in New York City, United States, using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
- The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
- The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth; Lincoln lives till the following day.
- U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked at home by Lewis Powell.
- Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
- Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.
- The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
- Khalsa: The Sikh religion was formalised as the Khalsa - the brotherhood of Warrior-Saints - by Guru Gobind Singh in northern India, in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
- Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Years' War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.
- A celestial phenomenon is reported over Nuremberg, described as an aerial battle.
- In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.
- Temür, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong.
- Co-Emperor Otto II, a son of Otto I (the Great), marries the Byzantine princess Theophanu. She is crowned empress by Pope John XIII at Rome.
- After his marriage to the Christian Doubravka of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
- AD 69
- Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum to take power over Rome.
- 43 BC
- Battle of Forum Gallorum between the forces of Mark Antony, and legions loyal to the Roman Senate under the overall command of consul Gaius Pansa.
Births On This Day
- Chase Young, American football player
- Abigail Breslin, American actress
- Georgie Friedrichs, Australian rugby sevens player
- Eric Gryba, Canadian ice hockey player
- Eliška Klučinová, Czech heptathlete
- Brad Sinopoli, Canadian football player
- Michael Baze, American jockey (d. 2011)
- Erwin Hoffer, Austrian footballer
- Wilson Kiprop, Kenyan runner
- Matt Derbyshire, English footballer
- Blake Costanzo, American football player
- Charles Hamelin, Canadian speed skater
- Harumafuji Kōhei, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 70th Yokozuna
- Tyler Thigpen, American football player
- Simona La Mantia, Italian triple jumper
- James McFadden, Scottish footballer
- William Obeng, Ghanaian-American football player
- Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player
- Uğur Boral, Turkish footballer
- Larissa França, Brazilian volleyball player
- Mustafa Güngör, German rugby player
- Amy Leach, English director and producer
- Win Butler, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jeremy Smith, New Zealand rugby league player
- Rebecca DiPietro, American wrestler and model
- Marios Elia, Cypriot footballer
- Ross Filipo, New Zealand rugby player
- Noé Pamarot, French footballer
- Kerem Tunçeri, Turkish basketball player
- Roland Lessing, Estonian biathlete
- Nate Fox, American basketball player (d. 2014)
- Martin Kaalma, Estonian footballer
- Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress and producer
- Rob McElhenney, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Christian Älvestam, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Georgina Chapman, English model, actress, and fashion designer, co-founded Marchesa
- Anna DeForge, American basketball player
- Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player
- Nadine Faustin-Parker, Hatian hurdler
- Jason Wiemer, Canadian ice hockey player
- Lita, American wrestler
- Luciano Almeida, Brazilian footballer
- Avner Dorman, Israeli-American composer and academic
- Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer
- Da Brat, American rapper
- Roberto Ayala, Argentinian footballer
- Adrien Brody, American actor
- Hidetaka Suehiro, Japanese video game director and writer
- David Miller, American tenor
- Paul Devlin, English-Scottish footballer and manager
- Roberto Mejía, Dominican baseball player
- Dean Potter, American rock climber and BASE jumper (d. 2015)
- Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Carlos Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
- Gregg Zaun, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer and actress
- Brad Ausmus, American baseball player and manager
- Martyn LeNoble, Dutch-American bass player
- Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist
- Anthony Michael Hall, American actor
- Nicola Berti, Italian international footballer
- Barrett Martin, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
- Julia Zemiro, French-Australian actress, comedian, singer and writer
- André Boisclair, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Jan Boklöv, Swedish ski jumper
- David Justice, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Greg Maddux, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Tom Dey, American director and producer
- Alexandre Jardin, French author
- Craig McDermott, Australian cricketer and coach
- Brian Adams, American wrestler (d. 2007)
- Jeff Andretti, American race car driver
- Jim Grabb, American tennis player
- Jeff Hopkins, Welsh international footballer and manager
- Gina McKee, English actress
- Guillaume Leblanc, Canadian athlete
- Robert Carlyle, Scottish actor and director
- Brad Garrett, American actor and comedian
- Myoma Myint Kywe, Burmese historian and journalist
- Osamu Sato, Japanese graphic artist, programmer, and composer
- Tina Rosenberg, American journalist and author
- Pat Symcox, South African cricketer
- Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)
- Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Canadian actress
- Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor
- Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
- Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor
- Boris Šprem, Croatian lawyer and politician, 8th President of Croatian Parliament (d. 2012)
- Katsuhiro Otomo, Japanese director, screenwriter, and illustrator
- Kenny Aaronson, American bass player
- Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish footballer and manager
- David Urquhart, Scottish bishop
- Milija Aleksic, English footballer (d. 2012)
- José Eduardo González Navas, Spanish politician
- Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist, conductor, and educator
- Elizabeth Symons, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, English politician
- Francis Collins, American physician and geneticist
- Péter Esterházy, Hungarian author (d. 2016)
- Dave Gibbons, English author and illustrator
- DeAnne Julius, American-British economist and academic
- Chris Langham, English actor and screenwriter
- Chas Mortimer, English motorcycle racer
- John Shea, American actor and director
- Berry Berenson, American model, actress, and photographer (d. 2001)
- Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice
- Dominique Baudis, French journalist and politician (d. 2014)
- Bob Massie, Australian cricketer
- Mireille Guiliano, French-American author
- Michael Sarris, Cypriot economist and politician, Cypriot Minister of Finance
- Knut Kristiansen, Norwegian pianist and orchestra leader
- Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Samoan economist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
- Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist and songwriter
- Roger Frappier, Canadian producer, director and screenwriter
- John Sergeant, English journalist
- Valeriy Brumel, Soviet high jumper (d. 2003)
- Valentin Lebedev, Russian engineer and astronaut
- Björn Rosengren, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation
- Pete Rose, American baseball player and manager
- Julie Christie, English actress and activist
- David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes, English archbishop and academic
- Richard Thompson, English physician and academic
- Mahmud Esad Coşan, Turkish author and academic (d. 2001)
- Efi Arazi, Israeli businessman, founded the Scailex Corporation (d. 2013)
- Sepp Mayerl, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2012)
- Arlene Martel, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
- Bobby Nichols, American golfer
- Frank Serpico, American-Italian soldier, police officer and lecturer
- Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Baroness Masham of Ilton, English table tennis player, swimmer, and politician
- John Oliver, English bishop
- Erich von Däniken, Swiss historian and author
- Fredric Jameson, American philosopher and theorist
- Paddy Hopkirk, Northern Irish racing driver
- Boris Strugatsky, Russian author (d. 2012)
- Yuri Oganessian, Armenian-Russian nuclear physicist
- Bill Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of British Columbia (d. 2015)
- Atef Ebeid, Egyptian academic and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2014)
- Loretta Lynn, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Cameron Parker, Scottish businessman and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire
- Geoffrey Dalton, English admiral (d. 2020)
- Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
- Martin Adolf Bormann, German priest and theologian (d. 2013)
- Arnold Burns, American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General (d. 2013)
- René Desmaison, French mountaineer (d. 2007)
- Bradford Dillman, American actor and author (d. 2018)
- Gerry Anderson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Inez Andrews, African-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
- Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
- Dany Robin, French actress and singer (d. 1995)
- Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author (d. 2013)
- Frank Daniel, Czech director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (d. 2018)
- Liz Renay, American actress and author (d. 2007)
- Abel Muzorewa, Zimbabwean minister and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (d. 2010)
- Rod Steiger, American soldier and actor (d. 2002)
- Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1994)
- Joseph Ruskin, American actor and producer (d. 2013)
- Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, English philosopher, and academic (d. 2019)
- Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentinian golfer (d. 2017)
- Audrey Long, American actress (d. 2014)
- Thomas Schelling, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
- Ivor Forbes Guest, English lawyer, historian, and author (d. 2018)
- Shamshad Begum, Pakistani-Indian singer (d. 2013)
- K. Saraswathi Amma, Indian author and playwright (d. 1975)
- Mary Healy, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
- Valerie Hobson, English actress (d. 1998)
- Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (d. 2012)
- Don Willesee, Australian telegraphist and politician, 29th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 2003)
- Jean Fournet, French conductor (d. 2008)
- Robert Doisneau, French photographer and journalist (d. 1994)
- Georg Siimenson, Estonian footballer (d. 1978)
- François Duvalier, Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (d. 1971)
- Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian king (d. 1975)
- Elizabeth Huckaby, American author and educator (d. 1999)
- Georg Lammers, German sprinter (d. 1987)
- Jean Pierre-Bloch, French author and activist (d. 1999)
- John Gielgud, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2000)
- Henry Corbin, French philosopher and academic (d. 1978)
- Ruth Svedberg, Swedish discus thrower and triathlete (d. 2002)
- Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (d. 1974)
- Juan Belmonte, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1962)
- V. Gordon Childe, Australian archaeologist and philologist (d. 1957)
- Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
- B. R. Ambedkar, Indian economist, jurist, and politician, 1st Indian Minister of Law and Justice (d. 1956)
- Otto Lasanen, Finnish wrestler (d. 1958)
- Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian and academic (d. 1975)
- Ernst Robert Curtius, German philologist and scholar (d. 1956)
- Árpád Tóth, Hungarian poet and translator (d. 1928)
- Moritz Schlick, German-Austrian physicist and philosopher (d. 1936)
- Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian poet and scholar (d. 1948)
- Cecil Chubb, English barrister and one time owner of Stonehenge (d. 1934)
- Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-English scholar and translator (d. 1953)
- Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1905)
- Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 1929)
- Peter Behrens, German architect, designed the AEG turbine factory (d. 1940)
- Anne Sullivan, American educator (d. 1936)
- Alfred Hoare Powell, English architect, and designer and painter of pottery (d. 1960)
- Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (d. 1944)
- Martin Lipp, Estonian pastor and poet (d. 1923)
- Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton, Australian biologist (d. 1941)
- Augustus Pitt Rivers, English general, ethnologist, and archaeologist (d. 1900)
- Harriett Ellen Grannis Arey, American educator, author, editor, and publisher (d. 1901)
- Dimitri Kipiani, Georgian publicist and author (d. 1887)
- George Grey, Portuguese-New Zealand soldier, explorer, and politician, 11th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1898)
- John Appold, English engineer (d. 1865)
- David G. Burnet, American politician, 2nd Vice-President of Texas (d. 1870)
- Jean-Baptiste de Villèle, French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1854)
- Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, French general (d. 1799)
- William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1809)
- Adam Gib, Scottish minister and author (d. 1788)
- Charles Collé, French playwright and songwriter (d. 1783)
- Abraham Darby I, English iron master (d. 1717)
- Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general and politician (d. 1741)
- Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (d. 1695)
- Philip III of Spain (d. 1621)
- Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1632)
- Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)
- Jeanne-Marie de Maille, French Roman Catholic saint (d. 1414)
- Henry I, king of Castile (d. 1217)
- Averroes, Andalusian Arab physician and philosopher (d. 1198)
Deaths On This Day
- Bernie Madoff, American mastermind of the world's largest Ponzi scheme (b. 1938)
- Bibi Andersson, Swedish actress (b.1935)
- Klaus Bednarz, German journalist and author (b. 1942)
- Mark Reeds, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1960)
- Percy Sledge, American singer (b. 1940)
- Roberto Tucci, Italian cardinal and theologian (b. 1921)
- Nina Cassian, Romanian poet and critic (b. 1924)
- Crad Kilodney, American-Canadian author (b. 1948)
- Wally Olins, English businessman and academic (b. 1930)
- Mick Staton, American soldier and politician (b. 1940)
- Efi Arazi, Israeli businessman, founded the Scailex Corporation (b. 1937)
- Colin Davis, English conductor and educator (b. 1927)
- R. P. Goenka, Indian businessman, founded RPG Group (b. 1930)
- George Jackson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
- Armando Villanueva, Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1915)
- Charlie Wilson, American politician (b. 1943)
- Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1919)
- Jonathan Frid, Canadian actor (b. 1924)
- Piermario Morosini, Italian footballer (b. 1986)
- Jean Gratton, Canadian Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1924)
- Israr Ahmed, Pakistani theologian and scholar (b. 1932)
- Alice Miller, Polish-French psychologist and author (b. 1923)
- Peter Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1962)
- Maurice Druon, French author (b. 1918)
- Tommy Holmes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
- Ollie Johnston, American animator and voice actor (b. 1912)
- June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1924)
- Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1930)
- René Rémond, French historian and economist (b. 1918)
- Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
- Micheline Charest, English-Canadian television producer, co-founded the Cookie Jar Group (b. 1953)
- Jyrki Otila, Finnish politician (b. 1941)
- Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
- Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
- Phil Katz, American computer programmer, co-created the zip file format (b. 1962)
- August R. Lindt, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
- Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
- Ellen Corby, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1911)
- Anthony Newley, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1931)
- Bill Wendell, American television announcer (b. 1924)
- Burl Ives, American actor, folk singer, and writer (b. 1909)
- Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani chemist and scholar (b. 1897)
- Irene Greenwood, Australian radio broadcaster and feminist and peace activist (b. 1898)
- Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
- Olabisi Onabanjo, Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ogun State (b. 1927)
- Simone de Beauvoir, French novelist and philosopher (b. 1908)
- Pete Farndon, English bassist (The Pretenders) (b. 1952)
- Gianni Rodari, Italian journalist and author (b. 1920)
- Joe Gordon, American baseball player and manager (b. 1915)
- F. R. Leavis, English educator and critic (b. 1895)
- José Revueltas, Mexican author and activist (b. 1914)
- Günter Dyhrenfurth, German-Swiss mountaineer, geologist, and explorer (b. 1886)
- Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)
- Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, Spanish actress (b. 1900)
- Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
- Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and theorist (b. 1876)
- Rachel Carson, American biologist and author (b. 1907)
- Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian monk and historian (b. 1893)
- M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer and scholar (b. 1860)
- Al Christie, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1881)
- Ramana Maharshi, Indian guru and philosopher (b. 1879)
- Yakov Dzhugashvili, Georgian-Russian lieutenant (b. 1907)
- Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater and architect (b. 1893)
- Emmy Noether, German-American mathematician and academic (b. 1882)
- Richard Armstedt, German philologist, historian, and educator (b. 1851)
- Vladimir Mayakovsky, Georgian-Russian actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1893)
- John Singer Sargent, American painter (b. 1856)
- Auguste-Réal Angers, Canadian judge and politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1837)
- L. L. Zamenhof, Polish physician and linguist, created Esperanto (b. 1859)
- Gina Krog, Norwegian suffragist and women's rights activist (b. 1847)
- Hubert Bland, English activist, co-founded the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
- Henri Brisson, French politician, 50th Prime Minister of France (b. 1835)
- Addie Joss, American baseball player and journalist (b. 1880)
- Henri Elzéar Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 4th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
- Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1856)
- Emil Czyrniański, Polish chemist (b. 1824)
- Anna Louisa Geertruida Bosboom-Toussaint, Dutch novellist (b. 1812)
- Charles Lot Church, American-Canadian politician (b. 1777)
- Joseph Lanner, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1801)
- Maximilian Hell, Slovak-Hungarian astronomer and priest (b. 1720)
- William Whitehead, English poet and playwright (b. 1715)
- George Frideric Handel, German-English organist and composer (b. 1685)
- Lady Catherine Jones, English philanthropist (b.1672)
- Michel Chamillart, French politician, Controller-General of Finances (b. 1652)
- Avvakum, Russian priest and saint (b. 1620)
- William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English politician (b. 1582)
- Gasparo da Salò, Italian violin maker (b. 1540)
- Henry Wallop, English politician (b. 1540)
- Edward Manners, 3rd Earl of Rutland (b. 1548)
- James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, English husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (b. 1534)
- Louis of Nassau (b. 1538)
- Girolamo Riario, Lord of Imola and Forli (b. 1443)
- Thomas de Spens, Scottish statesman and prelate (b. c. 1415)
- Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English commander and politician (b. 1428)
- John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu (b. 1431)
- Lidwina, Dutch saint (b. 1380)
- Lucia Visconti, English countess (b. 1372)
- Richard de Bury, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of The United Kingdom (b. 1287)
- Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere, English soldier and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1275)
- Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland (b. 1224)
- Mstislav I of Kiev (b. 1076)
- Conrad, Bishop of Utrecht (b. before 1040)
- Gerard, Duke of Lorraine (b. c. 1030)
- Pope Sergius III, pope of the Roman Catholic Church