On This Day in History: April 16
April 16 is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 259 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- New giveaway formed after $1 million Iowa Lottery prize goes unclaimed. The Iowa Lottery released a plan for a new giveaway, funded by the money from an unclaimed prize in Nevada.
- Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records. The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records, as well as taking steps to hire bankers to provide financial services and a person to run day-to-day operations.
- Wisconsin man wins $1.19M on his first sports bet. A Wisconsin man collected $1.19 million after winning a longshot bet on Tiger Woods winning the Masters.
- Woman scratches off three winning lottery tickets in a row. A Kansas woman who bought three scratch-off lottery tickets skipped one because she thought there wouldn't be two winners in a row — but she was wrong.
- Wyoming has its first lottery jackpot winner. One lucky lottery player who bought a lottery ticket in Douglas, Wyoming, will become the first person in the state's history to win a lottery jackpot.
- Connecticut Lottery makes its pitch for keno. Proponents told members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday that bringing keno to Connecticut is essential to keeping the state's lottery competitive with other states', while opponents decried the game as a short-sighted and ill-advised way to generate revenue.
- Illinois Lottery mulling changes to drawings. Illinois Lottery officials said Tuesday they are considering parting ways with WGN-TV, home to daily drawings since 1994, when the current one-year contract expires in June.
- Loopholes allow some Michigan lottery winners to stay on welfare. Michigan's Department of Human Services says they are unable to end all welfare cases for lottery winners in the state because some programs don't have asset testing.
- Judge throws out some charges against lottery-thieving brothers. An Onondaga County Court judge who dismissed attempted grand larceny charges against two brothers accused of stealing a winning $5 million lottery ticket in 2006 ruled the crime was beyond the statute of limitations.
- Missouri Lottery gives inside view of computerized drawings. The Missouri Lottery takes viewers on a tour of their computerized drawing facilities and procedures.
- N.J. school board member claims $211.7M Powerball jackpot. A Morristown, New Jersey, school board member has come forward as the winner of the March 13 $211.7 million Powerball jackpot, the third largest single-ticket lottery payout in New Jersey.
- Arkansas man wins second $10,000 Powerball prize. An Arkansas lottery player claimed a $10,000 Powerball prize at Arkansas Lottery headquarters Thursday -- for the second time.
- Lottery scam victim dies scarred. Lottery victim Lorraine Teicht died of cancer on April 5 at age 56, just months before the sentencing date of the convenience kiosk owner who stole her winning ticket worth $5.7 million.
- Washington Senate passes Powerball bill. The Washington state Senate has passed a bill that would let the state join the multi-state Powerball lottery game.
- Mystery Powerball lottery winner spurs new contest. "Guess the Winner" is a new online contest on the D.C. Lottery Web site that asks players whether they think the winner of the $144 million Powerball jackpot is a seasoned D.C. lottery player, an occasional player or a newbie, among other things.
- Man plays same number on 20 lottery tickets, wins $90K. The Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that Steve Granger of Henderson, N.C., won $90,800 in Sunday night's Pick 4 drawing by playing the same number combination, 5-1-1-7, on 20 tickets.
- "Lotologist" has amassed 250,000 used lotto tickets. Dennis Morse collects a lot of things but is most passionate about one thing in particular: used scratch-off lottery tickets.
- $109 Million Mega Millions Lottery Winner Comes Forward. Maryland State Lottery officials said Friday that the winners of a $109 million Mega Millions jackpot have come forward.
- IRS ruling on Lotto fought. New York Lottery winner Shirley B. Prebola of Greece could end up a $1.3 million loser if the Internal Revenue Service has its way.
- Wiretap equipment gets Lottery official fired. A half-joking quip about wiretapping equipment sparked an internal investigation that led to the April 2 firing of the Ohio Lottery's human resource director and a continuing criminal probe by the State Highway Patrol.
- GTech Profit Up as Lottery Sales Rise. GTech Holdings Corp., a leading lottery systems operator, on Thursday said quarterly earnings rose 14 percent, on acquisitions and higher lottery ticket sales driven by big jackpots.
- Connecticut House votes to give jackpot to winner who missed deadline. A Hamden, Connecticut man who missed a deadline to cash in his winning $5.8 million Connecticut Lotto ticket may get a second chance to hit the jackpot.
- Tennessee Lottery yields $64M for scholarships. The transfer of $63,774,000 from the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to the bank account for scholarships represents the profits since the first scratchoff tickets were sold Jan. 20.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$331 Million
Apr 16, 2002
- 2.$265 Million
Apr 18, 2006
- 3.$212 Million
Apr 17, 2010
- 4.$205 Million
Apr 16, 2016
- 5.$168 Million
Apr 19, 2005
- 6.€130.2 Million
Apr 17, 2018
- 7.$159 Million
Apr 17, 2020
- 8.$157 Million
Apr 16, 2019
- 9.€136.73 Million
Apr 16, 2019
- 10.$131 Million
Apr 18, 2012
- 11.$122 Million
Apr 18, 2018
- 11.$122 Million
Apr 16, 2010
- 13.$118 Million
Apr 17, 2019
- 14.$110 Million
Apr 16, 2014
- 15.$109 Million
Apr 17, 2009
- 16.€90 Million
Apr 17, 2020
- 17.$91 Million
Apr 16, 2008
- 18.€57 Million
Apr 18, 2008
- 19.$89 Million
Apr 19, 2016
- 20.$82 Million
Apr 19, 2006
- 21.$80 Million
Apr 19, 2000
- 21.$80 Million
Apr 17, 2013
- 21.$80 Million
Apr 19, 2017
- 24.€70.56 Million
Apr 16, 2016
- 25.$78 Million
Apr 17, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Apr 16, 1984
36 years old
Friday, Apr 16, 1982
38 years old
Monday, Apr 16, 1973
47 years old
Sunday, Apr 16, 1972
48 years old
Friday, Apr 16, 1965
55 years old
Monday, Apr 16, 1962
58 years old
Sunday, Apr 16, 1961
59 years old
Tuesday, Apr 16, 1957
63 years old
Saturday, Apr 16, 1955
65 years old
Saturday, Apr 16, 1949
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The South Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes and sinks near Jindo Island, killing 304 passengers and crew and leading to widespread criticism of the South Korean government, media, and shipping authorities.
- A 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, killing at least 35 people and injuring 117 others.
- The 2013 Baga massacre is started when Boko Haram militants engage government soldiers in Baga.
- The trial for Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, begins in Oslo, Norway.
- The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.
- Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho guns down 32 people and injures 17 before committing suicide.
- The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting ten new member states to the European Union.
- India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.
- The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
- "Doctor Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide.
- Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
- In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
- An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
- Bernard Baruch first applies the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
- World War II: The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.
- The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).
- More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine.
- World War II: Allied forces start bombing Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.
- Albert Hofmann accidentally discovers the hallucinogenic effects of the research drug LSD. He intentionally takes the drug three days later on April 19.
- World War II: The Italian-German Tarigo convoy is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
- World War II: The Nazi-affiliated Ustaše is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis powers after Operation 25 is effected.
- During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, Bulgaria, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
- The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.
- Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British colonial troops three days earlier.
- Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army launches the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.
- Vladimir Lenin returns to Petrograd, Russia, from exile in Switzerland.
- Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
- The oldest existing indoor ice hockey arena still used for the sport in the 21st century, Boston Arena, opens for the first time.
- Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
- In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
- American Civil War: During the Vicksburg Campaign, gunboats commanded by acting Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter run downriver past Confederate artillery batteries at Vicksburg.
- American Civil War: Battle at Lee's Mills in Virginia.
- American Civil War: The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia, becomes law.
- The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
- The Great Indian Peninsula Railway opens the first passenger rail in India, from Bori Bunder to Thane.
- The accidental shooting of a Māori by an English sailor results in the opening of the Wanganui Campaign of the New Zealand land wars.
- The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
- French Revolutionary Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor: Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
- Franz Friedrich Wilhelm von Fürstenberg founds the University of Münster.
- The Battle of Culloden is fought between the French-supported Jacobites and the British Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, in Scotland. After the battle many highland traditions were banned and the Highlands of Scotland were cleared of inhabitants.
- Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
- The Revolt of the Comuneros begins in Spain against the rule of Charles V.
- Dušan the Mighty is proclaimed Emperor, with the Serbian Empire occupying much of the Balkans.
- AD 73
- Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt.
- 1457 BC
- Likely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
Births On This Day
- Sadie Sink, American actress
- Albert Almora, American baseball player
- Will Fuller, American football player
- Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater
- Chance the Rapper, American rapper
- Nolan Arenado, American baseball player
- Kim Kyung-jung, South Korean footballer
- Reggie Jackson, American basketball player
- Vangelis Mantzaris, Greek basketball player
- Tony McQuay, American sprinter
- Travis Shaw, American baseball player
- Kyle Okposo, American ice hockey player
- Cenk Akyol, Turkish basketball player
- Aaron Lennon, English footballer
- Paul di Resta, Scottish racing driver
- Shinji Okazaki, Japanese footballer
- Peter Regin, Danish ice hockey player
- Epke Zonderland, Dutch gymnast
- Luol Deng, Sudanese-English basketball player
- Brendon Leonard, New Zealand rugby player
- Benjamín Rojas, Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor
- Taye Taiwo, Nigerian footballer
- Teddy Blass, American composer and producer
- Claire Foy, English actress
- Tucker Fredricks, American speed skater
- Paweł Kieszek, Polish footballer
- Kerron Stewart, Jamaican sprinter
- Marié Digby, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- Cat Osterman, American softball player
- Gina Carano, American mixed martial artist and actress
- Boris Diaw, French basketball player
- Jonathan Vilma, American football player
- Anestis Agritis, Greek footballer
- Maya Dunietz, Israeli singer-songwriter and pianist
- Matthieu Proulx, Canadian football player
- Christijan Albers, Dutch racing driver
- Lars Börgeling, German pole vaulter
- Daniel Browne, New Zealand rugby player
- Freddie Ljungberg, Swedish footballer
- Lukas Haas, American actor and musician
- Kelli O'Hara, American actress and singer
- Keon Clark, American basketball player
- Akon, Senegalese-American singer, rapper and songwriter
- Charlotta Sörenstam, Swedish golfer
- Teddy Cobeña, Spanish-Ecuadorian expressionist and representational sculptor
- Conchita Martínez, Spanish-American tennis player
- Tracy K. Smith, American poet and educator
- Cameron Blades, Australian rugby player
- Selena, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer (d. 1995)
- Seigo Yamamoto, Japanese racing driver
- Natasha Zvereva, Belarusian tennis player
- Dero Goi, German singer-songwriter and drummer
- Walt Williams, American basketball player
- Patrik Järbyn, Swedish skier
- Fernando Viña, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Vickie Guerrero, American wrestler and manager
- Rüdiger Stenzel, German runner
- Jarle Vespestad, Norwegian drummer
- Jeff Varner, American newscaster and reality television personality
- Yves-François Blanchet, Canadian politician
- Jon Cryer, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Martin Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- David Kohan, American screenwriter and producer
- Dave Pirner, American singer, songwriter and producer (Soul Asylum)
- Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish pianist (d. 2008)
- Saleem Malik, Pakistani cricketer
- Jimmy Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
- Anna Dello Russo, Italian journalist
- Douglas Elmendorf, American economist and politician
- Ian MacKaye, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Jarbom Gamlin, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (d. 2014)
- Linda Ruth Williams, British film studies academic
- Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
- Rafael Benítez, Spanish footballer and manager
- Pierre Littbarski, German footballer and manager
- Alison Ramsay, English-Scottish field hockey player and lawyer
- Tim Flach, English photographer and director
- Ulf Wakenius, Swedish guitarist
- Patricia De Martelaere, Belgian philosopher, author, and academic (d. 2009)
- David M. Brown, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
- T Lavitz, American keyboard player, composer, and producer (d. 2010)
- Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier
- Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager
- Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
- Ellen Barkin, American actress
- John Bowe, Australian racing driver
- Mike Zuke, Canadian ice hockey player
- Peter Garrett, Australian singer-songwriter and politician
- Jay O. Sanders, American actor
- Bill Belichick, American football player and coach
- Michel Blanc, French actor and director
- Esther Roth-Shahamorov, Israeli sprinter and hurdler
- Billy West, American voice actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian
- Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian author and photographer
- David Nutt, English psychiatrist and academic
- David Graf, American actor (d. 2001)
- Colleen Hewett, Australian singer and actress
- Reg Alcock, Canadian businessman and politician, 17th Canadian President of the Treasury Board (d. 2011)
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player and coach
- Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
- Margot Adler, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
- Ernst Bakker, Dutch politician (d. 2014)
- Johnnie Lewis, Liberian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Justice of Liberia (d. 2015)
- R. Carlos Nakai, American flute player
- Tom Allen, American lawyer and politician
- Lonesome Dave Peverett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
- Petro Tyschtschenko, Austrian-German businessman
- John Watkins, Australian cricketer
- Jim Lonborg, American baseball pitcher
- Sir Frank Williams, English businessman, founded the Williams F1 Racing Team
- Allan Segal, American director and producer (d. 2012)
- Benoît Bouchard, Canadian academic and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Transport
- David Holford, Barbadian cricketer
- Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
- Joan Snyder, American painter
- Thomas Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys, English banker and politician, Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom
- John Amabile, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
- Dusty Springfield, English singer and record producer (d. 1999)
- Rich Rollins, American baseball player
- Gordon Wilson, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
- Gert Potgieter, South African hurdler and coach
- Vadim Kuzmin, Russian physicist and academic (d. 2015)
- Marcel Carrière, Canadian director and screenwriter
- Sarah Kirsch, German poet and author (d. 2013)
- Lennart Risberg, Swedish boxer (d. 2013)
- Dominique Venner, French journalist and historian (d. 2013)
- Bobby Vinton, American singer
- Vince Hill, English singer-songwriter
- Robert Stigwood, Australian producer and manager (d. 2016)
- Barrie Unsworth, Australian politician, 36th Premier of New South Wales
- Vicar, Chilean cartoonist (d. 2012)
- Marcos Alonso Imaz, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
- Joan Bakewell, English journalist and author
- Perry Botkin Jr., American composer, arranger and musician
- Vera Krepkina, Russian long jumper
- Ike Pappas, American journalist and actor (d. 2008)
- Maury Meyers, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- Doug Beasy, Australian footballer and educator (d. 2013)
- Herbie Mann, American flute player and composer (d. 2003)
- Roy Hamilton, American singer (d. 1969)
- Ralph Slatyer, Australian biologist and ecologist (d. 2012)
- Ed Townsend, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2003)
- Dick Lane, American football player and soldier (d. 2002)
- Edie Adams, American actress and singer (d. 2008)
- Pope Benedict XVI
- Rolf Schult, German actor (d. 2013)
- Pierre Fabre, French pharmacist, founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (d. 2013)
- John Harvey-Jones, English academic and businessman (d. 2008)
- Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (d. 1994)
- Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (d. 1976)
- Madanjeet Singh, Indian diplomat, author, and philanthropist (d. 2013)
- Warren Barker, American composer (d. 2006)
- Arch A. Moore Jr., American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of West Virginia (d. 2015)
- Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1995)
- John Christopher, English author (d. 2012)
- Lawrence N. Guarino, American colonel (d. 2014)
- Leo Tindemans, Belgian politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)
- Arlin M. Adams, American lawyer and judge (d. 2015)
- Wolfgang Leonhard, German historian and author (d. 2014)
- Peter Ustinov, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- Ananda Dassanayake, Sri Lankan politician (d. 2012)
- Prince George Valdemar of Denmark (d. 1986)
- Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
- Nilla Pizzi, Italian singer (d. 2011)
- Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican architect, designed the Tijuana Cultural Center and National Museum of Anthropology (d. 2013)
- Thomas Willmore, English geometer and academic (d. 2005)
- Dick Gibson, English racing driver (d. 2010)
- Hsuan Hua, Chinese-American monk and author (d. 1995)
- Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)
- Spike Milligan, Irish actor, comedian, and writer (d. 2002)
- Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli (d. 2013)
- Barry Nelson, American actor (d. 2007)
- Behçet Necatigil, Turkish author, poet, and translator (d. 1979)
- Robert Speck, Canadian politician, 1st Mayor of Mississauga (d. 1972)
- John Hodiak, American actor (d. 1955)
- Les Tremayne, English actor (d. 2003)
- Guy Burgess, English-Russian spy (d. 1963)
- Berton Roueché, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
- Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (d. 2004)
- Ray Ventura, French jazz bandleader (d. 1979)
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Bombardier Inc. (d. 1964)
- August Eigruber, Austrian-German politician (d. 1947)
- Frits Philips, Dutch businessman (d. 2005)
- Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian-American vaudevillian, actress, and singer (d. 1983)
- Paul Waner, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)
- Polly Adler, Russian-American madam and author (d. 1962)
- Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist and academic (d. 1988)
- Robert Henry Best, American journalist (d. 1952)
- Tristan Tzara, Romanian-French poet and critic (d. 1963)
- Árpád Weisz, Hungarian footballer (d. 1944)
- Ove Arup, English-Danish engineer and businessman, founded Arup (d. 1988)
- Germaine Guèvremont, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1968)
- John Norton, American hurdler (d. 1979)
- Howard Mumford Jones, American author, critic, and academic (d. 1980)
- Dorothy P. Lathrop, American author and illustrator (d. 1980)
- Fred Root, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1954)
- Gertrude Chandler Warner, American author and educator (d. 1979)
- Charlie Chaplin, English actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1977)
- Billy Minter, English footballer and manager (d. 1940)
- Michalis Dorizas, Greek-American football player and javelin thrower (d. 1957)
- Ernst Thälmann, German politician (d. 1944)
- Leó Weiner, Hungarian composer and educator (d. 1960)
- Ronald Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell, English cricketer, journalist, and politician (d. 1963)
- Seth Bingham, American organist and composer (d. 1972)
- R. E. Foster, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1914)
- Jōtarō Watanabe, Japanese general (d. 1936)
- John Millington Synge, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1909)
- Wilbur Wright, American inventor (d. 1912)
- José de Diego, Puerto Rican journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1918)
- Harry Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)
- Rose Talbot Bullard, American medical doctor and professor (d. 1915)
- Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (d. 1930)
- Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (d. 1919)
- Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (d. 1906)
- Anatole France, French journalist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
- Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì, Italian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1908)
- Charles Lennox Richardson, English merchant (d. 1862)
- Octave Crémazie, Canadian poet and bookseller (d. 1879)
- Sir James Corry, 1st Baronet, British politician (d. 1891)
- Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1852)
- Ford Madox Brown, French-English soldier and painter (d. 1893)
- Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1864)
- George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, English field marshal and politician (d. 1888)
- John Franklin, English admiral and politician, 4th Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land (d. 1847)
- Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
- Henry Clinton, English general and politician (d. 1795)
- Joseph Black, French-Scottish physician and chemist (d. 1799)
- Johann Gottlieb Görner, German organist and composer (d. 1778)
- John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (d. 1744)
- Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and politician, First Lord of the Treasury (d. 1715)
- Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (d. 1753)
- Jules Hardouin-Mansart, French architect, designed the Château de Dampierre and Grand Trianon (d. 1708)
- Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter (d. 1681)
- John Davies, English poet and lawyer (d. 1626)
- Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1557)
- Jungjong of Joseon (d. 1544)
- Jan II the Mad, Duke of Żagań (1439-1449 and 1461-1468 and again in 1472) (d. 1504)
Deaths On This Day
- Harry Anderson, American actor and magician (b. 1952)
- Jim Caine, British jazz pianist (b. 1926)
- Charlie Hodge, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
- Valery Belousov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1948)
- Attaphol Buspakom, Thai footballer and manager (b. 1962)
- Oles Buzina, Ukrainian journalist and author (b. 1969)
- Stanislav Gross, Czech lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (b. 1969)
- Gyude Bryant, Liberian businessman and politician (b. 1949)
- Aulis Rytkönen, Finnish footballer and manager (b. 1929)
- Ernst Florian Winter, Austrian-American historian and political scientist (b. 1923)
- Charles Bruzon, Gibraltarian politician (b. 1938)
- Ali Kafi, Algerian colonel and politician (b. 1928)
- Siegfried Ludwig, Austrian politician, 18th Governor of Lower Austria (b. 1926)
- Pentti Lund, Finnish-Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
- George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1909)
- Pat Summerall, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1930)
- Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican architect, designed the Tijuana Cultural Center and National Museum of Anthropology (b. 1919)
- Sári Barabás, Hungarian soprano (b. 1914)
- Marian Biskup, Polish author and academic (b. 1922)
- Alan Hacker, English clarinet player and conductor (b. 1938)
- George Kunda, Zambian lawyer and politician, 11th Vice-President of Zambia (b. 1956)
- Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish businessman (b. 1913)
- Carlo Petrini, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1948)
- Gerry Alexander, Jamaican cricketer and veterinarian (b. 1928)
- Allan Blakeney, Canadian scholar and politician, 10th Premier of Saskatchewan (b. 1925)
- Sol Saks, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)
- Rasim Delić, Bosnian general (b. 1949)
- Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (b. 1926)
- Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917)
- Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
- Gaétan Duchesne, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1962)
- Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer (b. 1915)
- Chandrabose Suthaharan, Sri Lankan journalist
- Kay Walsh, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)
- Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (b. 1930)
- Graham Stuart Thomas, English horticulturalist and author (b. 1909)
- Billy Ayre, English footballer and manager (b. 1952)
- Ruth Fertel, American businesswoman, founded Ruth's Chris Steak House (b. 1927)
- Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946)
- Michael Ritchie, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
- Alec Stock, English footballer and manager (b. 1917)
- Skip Spence, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
- Alberto Calderón, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1920)
- Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)
- Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canadian super-centenarian (b. 1880)
- Esmeralda Arboleda Cadavid, Colombian politician (b. 1921)
- Roland Topor, French actor, director, and painter (b. 1938)
- Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (b. 1917)
- Stavros Niarchos, Greek-Swiss businessman (b. 1909)
- Paul-Émilien Dalpé, Canadian labor unionist (b. 1919)
- Ralph Ellison, American novelist and critic (b. 1913)
- Neville Brand, American actor (b. 1920)
- Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy and activist (b. 1915)
- Andy Russell, American singer and actor (b. 1919)
- David Lean, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
- Jocko Conlan, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1899)
- Kaoru Ishikawa Japanese author and educator (b. 1915)
- Miles Lawrence, English cricketer (b. 1940)
- Hakkı Yeten, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1910)
- Khalil al-Wazir, Palestinian commander, founded Fatah (b. 1935)
- Youri Egorov, Russian pianist (b. 1954)
- Scott Brady, American actor (b. 1924)
- Morris Stoloff, American composer (b. 1898)
- Lucius D. Clay, American officer and military governor in occupied Germany (b. 1898)
- István Kertész, Hungarian conductor and educator (b. 1929)
- Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
- Frank O'Connor, Australian public servant (b. 1894)
- Richard Neutra, Austrian-American architect, designed the Los Angeles County Hall of Records (b. 1892)
- Péter Veres, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Defence (b. 1897)
- Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator and painter (b. 1904)
- Fay Bainter, American actress (b. 1893)
- Edna Ferber, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1885)
- Eric Lambert, Australian author (b. 1918)
- Francis Balfour, English soldier and colonial administrator (b. 1884)
- Sydney Chaplin, English actor, comedian, brother of Charlie Chaplin (b. 1885)
- Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (b. 1912)
- Mihály Fekete, Hungarian actor, screenwriter and film director (b. 1884)
- Rosalind Franklin, English biophysicist and academic (b. 1920)
- David Kirkwood, Scottish engineer and politician (b. 1872)
- Eduard Oja, Estonian composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1905)
- Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (b. 1867)
- Rudolf Höss, German SS officer (b. 1900)
- Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and engineer (b. 1884)
- Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1878)
- Denis St. George Daly, Irish polo player (b. 1862)
- Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, English economist and civil servant (b. 1880)
- Steve Bloomer, English footballer and manager (b. 1874)
- Jay Johnson Morrow, American military engineer and politician, 3rd Governor of the Panama Canal Zone (b. 1870)
- Panait Istrati, Romanian journalist and author (b. 1884)
- José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, philosopher, and activist (b. 1894)
- Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founded Henry Birks and Sons (b. 1840)
- Roman Steinberg, Estonian wrestler (b. 1900)
- Stefan Nerezov, Bulgarian general (b. 1867)
- Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (b. 1841)
- George William Hill, American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1838)
- Maximilian Kronberger, German poet and author (b. 1888)
- Samuel Smiles, Scottish-English author (b. 1812)
- Emilio Jacinto, Filipino journalist and activist (b. 1875)
- Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist (b. 1845)
- Bernadette Soubirous, French nun and saint (b. 1844)
- Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and philosopher, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1805)
- Marie Tussaud, French-English sculptor, founded the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (b. 1761)
- Domenico Dragonetti, Italian bassist and composer (b. 1763)
- Francisco Goya, Spanish-French painter and illustrator (b. 1746)
- Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French mathematician, cosmologist, and author (b. 1707)
- Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer and educator (b. 1719)
- Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (b. 1677)
- Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino, Italian poet and translator (b. 1672)
- Aphra Behn, English author and playwright (b. 1640)
- George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English poet and politician, Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire (b. 1628)
- Tobias Hume, Scottish soldier, viol player, and composer (b. 1569)
- Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau (b. 1579)
- Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset (b. 1497)
- Charles II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1489)
- John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English nobleman and soldier (b. 1347)
- Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (b. 1191)
- Frederick I, Duke of Austria (b. 1175)
- Adelaide del Vasto, regent of Sicily, mother of Roger II of Sicily, queen of Baldwin I of Jerusalem
- Sviatopolk II of Kiev (b. 1050)
- Sikelgaita, duchess of Apulia (b. c. 1040)
- Fructuosus of Braga, French archbishop and saint
- AD 69
- Otho, Roman emperor (b. AD 32)