On This Day in History: April 18
April 18 is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 257 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Long-lost $50,000 lottery ticket found one day before expiration. A Missouri couple found a lottery ticket in their glove compartment and discovered it was a $50,000 winner just one day before it would have expired.
- Arizona becomes latest state to shield lottery winners' names. Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public.
- Man didn't realize he won nearly $2 million lottery until 5 months later. One Colorado man didn't realize he won nearly $2 million after a drawing until he checked his ticket — five months later.
- Psychic's numbers win lottery jackpot for Florida man. A 60-year-old St. Petersburg man is more than $500,000 richer courtesy of five lucky numbers suggested by a psychic more than 20 years ago.
- NJ Democrats want Justice Department to review lottery privatization plan. Unhappy with the state's decision to push ahead with its plan to partially privatize the New Jersey Lottery, a group of Garden State lawmakers have decided to make a federal case of the conflict.
- Retired Illinois couple share $656M lottery jackpot. A retired computer systems designer and his wife, a computer programmer, have claimed the final share of the March 30 $656 million Mega Millions lottery drawing.
- Army veteran returning to Afghanistan wins $250,000. An Army veteran from Fayetteville, Georgia, won a quarter million dollars in the Georgia Lottery days before his return to Afghanistan.
- Stolen lottery ticket wins suspect a trip to jail. On Tuesday morning, three Orangeburg, South Carolina, police officers stopped a man accused of trying to cash in a stolen lottery ticket at the Corner Pantry store.
- N.C. couple's winning lottery ticket purchased in S.C.. Dick Sandlin along with his wife, Colleen, arrived at the South Carolina Lottery's Columbia Claims Center 13 days after learning they held the winning $15 million Powerball jackpot ticket.
- N.C. Senate begins work on lottery bill. The newly appointed North Carolina Senate Select Committee on the Lottery this week will begin looking at the lottery bill passed by the House and will start crafting a bill for the Senate, the committee chairman said.
- GTECH gets Pennsylvania Lottery deal. GTECH Corp., the world's largest online lottery operator, said Monday it will provide lottery-ticket vending machines to the Pennsylvania Lottery, in a deal valued at about $22 million.
- Lottery industry firms eye N.C. prize. The biggest players in the $46.5 billion U.S. lottery management industry are casting their eyes toward North Carolina, wondering whether the only state on the Eastern Seaboard without a lottery is about to pull the trigger.
- Virginia provides reference for N.C. lottery decision. North Carolina examines the ups and downs of the Virginia lottery as the Senate debates whether to go forward with a lottery or not.
- S.C. concerned about potential impact of N.C. lottery. With North Carolina moving closer to establishing a state lottery, many South Carolina residents are concerned about the impact on sales for its lottery and how that might affect scholarships.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$265 Million
Apr 18, 2006
- 2.$258.5 Million
Apr 21, 2010
- 3.$257 Million
Apr 20, 2021
- 4.$227 Million
Apr 20, 2016
- 5.$175 Million
Apr 19, 2019
- 6.$168 Million
Apr 19, 2005
- 7.€139.9 Million
Apr 20, 2021
- 8.$164 Million
Apr 21, 2020
- 9.€130 Million
Apr 20, 2018
- 10.€137.89 Million
Apr 18, 2019
- 11.$143 Million
Apr 20, 2010
- 12.$136 Million
Apr 20, 2019
- 13.$131 Million
Apr 18, 2012
- 14.$130 Million
Apr 21, 2009
- 15.$128 Million
Apr 19, 2014
- 16.$122 Million
Apr 18, 2018
- 17.$105 Million
Apr 19, 2008
- 18.€75 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 19.€90 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 20.$95 Million
Apr 20, 2013
- 21.$90.4 Million
Apr 21, 2021
- 22.€57 Million
Apr 18, 2008
- 23.$90 Million
Apr 21, 2004
- 24.$89 Million
Apr 19, 2016
- 25.$83 Million
Apr 19, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Apr 18, 1996
25 years old
Wednesday, Apr 18, 1984
37 years old
Sunday, Apr 18, 1982
39 years old
Saturday, Apr 18, 1981
40 years old
Wednesday, Apr 18, 1979
42 years old
Wednesday, Apr 18, 1973
48 years old
Monday, Apr 18, 1966
55 years old
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Coronavirus Pandemic: Europe surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.
- A redacted version of the Mueller Report is released to the United States Congress and the public.
- King Mswati III of Swaziland announces that his country's name will change to Eswatini.
- A suicide bombing in a Baghdad cafe kills 27 people and injures another 65.
- A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.
- Wayne Gretzky, the National Hockey League's all-time points scorer, plays his final game at Madison Square Garden as a teammate of the New York Rangers in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gretzky recorded his final career point, an assist, bringing his career point total to 2,857.
- The Red River flood begins and soon overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.
- In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the United Nations compound at Qana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.
- The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
- The New York Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 7 of their Patrick Division Semifinal series.
- A suicide bomber in Lebanon destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people.
- The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency.
- Twenty-nine nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
- The Republic of Ireland Act comes into effect.
- The keel for the aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
- The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
- Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
- World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
- World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
- Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
- Robert Menzies, who became Australia's longest-serving prime minister, is elected as leader of the United Australia Party after the death of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons.
- The British Broadcasting Corporation announced that "there is no news" in their evening report.
- The International Amateur Radio Union is formed in Paris.
- Yankee Stadium: "The House that Ruth Built" opens.
- French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
- The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
- Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
- An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
- The 7.5 Mw Guatemala earthquake shakes Guatemala with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing between 800 and 2,000.
- The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a royal charter by Queen Victoria.
- The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
- Battle of Dybbøl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.
- "The Spirits Book" by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
- American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
- The University of Alabama is founded in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- Three-Fifths Compromise: the first instance of black slaves in the United States of America being counted as three fifths of persons (for the purpose of taxation), in a resolution of the Congress of the Confederation. This was later adopted in the 1787 Constitution.
- American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
- Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") is founded in Madrid.
- Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.
- Trial of Martin Luther begins its second day during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. He refuses to recant his teachings despite the risk of excommunication.
- Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
- The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.
- King Æthelred I of Northumbria is murdered in Corbridge by a group led by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. The patrician Osbald is crowned, but abdicates within 27 days.
Births On This Day
- Matthias Blübaum, German chess grandmaster
- Donny van de Beek, Dutch footballer
- Mariah Bell, American figure skater
- Ioana Ducu, Romanian tennis player
- Divock Origi, Belgian footballer
- Matt Salisbury, English cricketer
- Nathan Sykes, English singer-songwriter
- Henderson Álvarez, Venezuelan baseball player
- Anna van der Breggen, Dutch cyclist
- Jake Howells, English footballer
- Wojciech Szczęsny, Polish footballer
- Junior Torunarigha, Nigerian footballer
- Jessica Jung, Korean American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
- Andre Frolov, Estonian footballer
- Alexander Hauck, South African-German rugby player
- Brett Deledio, Australian footballer
- Danny Guthrie, English footballer
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English model and actress
- Samantha Jade, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
- Ivan Tričkovski, Macedonian footballer
- Billy Butler, American baseball player
- Maurice Edu, American soccer player
- Taylor Griffin, American basketball player
- Conrad Logan, Irish footballer
- Efraín Velarde, Mexican footballer
- Łukasz Fabiański, Polish footballer
- Red Bryant, American football player
- America Ferrera, American actress and producer
- Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
- Reeve Carney, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Ibrahim al-Asiri, Saudi Arabian terrorist
- Greg Camarillo, American football player
- Ricardo Colclough, Canadian-American football player
- Simone Farina, Italian footballer
- Scott Hartnell, Canadian ice hockey player
- Blair Late, American singer-songwriter and journalist
- Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (d. 2009)
- Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
- Brian Buscher, American baseball player
- Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer
- Aldo Ramírez, Colombian footballer
- Audrey Tang, Taiwanese computer scientist and academic
- Rabiu Afolabi, Nigerian footballer and manager
- Justin Levens, American mixed martial artist (d. 2008)
- Michael Bradley, American basketball player and coach
- Ethan Cohn, American actor
- Matt Cooper, Australian rugby league player
- Anthony Davidson, English racing driver
- Kourtney Kardashian, American model and businesswoman
- Dan LaCouture, American ice hockey player
- Cindy Taylor, Paraguayan model and actress
- Gavin Creel, American actor and singer
- Melissa Joan Hart, American actress, director, and producer
- Andrew Ilie, Romanian-Australian tennis player
- Justin Ross, American politician
- Staffan Strand, Swedish high jumper
- Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican-American actress and singer
- Mark Tremonti, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Derrick Brooks, American football player
- Brady Clark, American baseball player
- Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian runner
- Rosa Clemente, American journalist and activist
- Eli Roth, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Michael Rutter, English motorcycle racer
- Oleg Petrov, Russian ice hockey player
- Graham Rowntree, English rugby player
- David Tennant, Scottish actor
- Rico Brogna, American baseball player and coach
- Greg Eklund, American drummer and guitarist
- Saad Hariri, Saudi Arabian-Lebanese businessman and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Lebanon
- François Leroux, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host
- Tatiana Stefanidou, Greek journalist and talk show host
- Keith DeCandido, American author
- Stefan Schwarz, Swedish footballer and manager
- Robert Změlík, Czech decathlete
- Maria Bello, American actress and writer
- Valeri Kamensky, Russian ice hockey player
- Niall Ferguson, Scottish historian and academic
- Rithy Panh, Cambodian director and screenwriter
- Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor and producer
- Conan O'Brien, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host
- Phil Simmons, Trinidadian cricketer
- Peter Van Loan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of International Trade
- Jeff Dunham, American comedian and ventriloquist
- Nick Farr-Jones, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
- Kelly Hansen, American singer-songwriter
- Jane Leeves, English actress and dancer
- John Podhoretz, American journalist and author
- John Chiedozie, Nigerian international footballer
- Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova, Ukrainian runner
- Susan Faludi, American journalist and author
- Frank Mulholland, Lord Mulholland, Scottish judge, former Solicitor General for Scotland and Lord Advocate
- Gabi Delgado-López, Spanish-German singer, co-founder of D.A.F.
- Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian cricketer and coach (d. 1999)
- Ian Campbell, Australian jumper
- Chris Jones, English footballer
- Eric Roberts, American actor
- Robert Greenberg, American pianist and composer
- Rick Moranis, Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and screenwriter
- Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer and coach
- Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian businessman and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Paul Callery, Australian footballer
- Tina Chow, American model and jewelry designer (d. 1992)
- Kenny Ortega, American director, producer, and choreographer
- Grigory Sokolov, Russian pianist and composer
- Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
- Régis Wargnier, French director, producer, and screenwriter
- Moses Blah, Liberian general and politician, 23rd President of Liberia (d. 2013)
- Dorothy Lyman, American actress
- Cindy Pickett, American actress
- Jerzy Stuhr, Polish actor, director, and screenwriter
- James Woods, American actor and producer
- Hayley Mills, English actress
- Tommy Shannon, American bass guitarist
- Bernard Arcand, Canadian anthropologist and author (d. 2009)
- Richard Bausch, American novelist and short story writer
- Robert Bausch, American novelist and short story writer
- Kathy Acker, American author and poet (d. 1997)
- Frances D'Souza, Baroness D'Souza, English academic and politician
- Robert Hanssen, American FBI agent and double agent
- Philip Jackson, Scottish sculptor and photographer
- Michael Beloff, English lawyer and academic
- Steve Blass, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Robert Christgau, American journalist and critic
- Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian racing driver (d. 1970)
- Michael D. Higgins, Irish sociologist and politician, 9th President of Ireland
- Joseph L. Goldstein, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Mike Vickers, English guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter
- Glen Hardin, American pianist and arranger
- Thomas J. Moyer, American lawyer and judge (d. 2010)
- Jan Kaplický, Czech architect, designed the Selfridges Building (d. 2009)
- Tatyana Shchelkanova, Russian long jumper and heptathlete (d. 2011)
- Teddy Taylor, Scottish journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
- Roger Graef, American-English criminologist, director, and producer
- Vladimir Hütt, Estonian physicist and philosopher (d. 1997)
- "TV" Tommy Ivo, American actor and drag racer
- Brian Clay, Australian rugby league player (d. 1987)
- Costas Ferris, Egyptian-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- James Drury, American actor (d. 2020)
- George Shirley, African-American tenor and educator
- Bill Miles, American director and producer (d. 2013)
- Clive Revill, New Zealand actor and singer
- Peter Hordern, English soldier and politician
- Karl Josef Becker, German cardinal and theologian (d. 2015)
- Otto Piene, German sculptor and academic (d. 2014)
- Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist, author, and academic (d. 2008)
- Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (d. 2013)
- Charles Pasqua, French businessman and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 2015)
- Doug Insole, English cricketer (d. 2017)
- Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer and author (d. 2005)
- Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
- Henry Hyde, American commander, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)
- Roy Mason, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2015)
- Alfred Bieler, Swiss ice hockey player (d. 2013)
- Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle, English engineer and politician (d. 2015)
- Barbara Hale, American actress (d. 2017)
- Lord Kitchener, Trinidadian singer (d. 2000)
- Jean Richard, French actor and singer (d. 2001)
- John F. Wiley, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
- Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (d. 2001)
- Esther Afua Ocloo, Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending (d. 2002)
- Gabriel Axel, Danish-French actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
- André Bazin, French critic and theorist (d. 1958)
- Shinobu Hashimoto, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, founded CliffsNotes (d. 2001)
- Tony Mottola, American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)
- Ty LaForest, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1947)
- Carl Burgos, American illustrator (d. 1984)
- Doug Peden, Canadian basketball player (d. 2005)
- Joy Davidman, Polish-Ukrainian Jewish American poet and author (d. 1960)
- Claire Martin, Canadian author (d. 2014)
- Ilario Bandini, Italian businessman and racing driver (d. 1992)
- Maurice Goldhaber, Ukrainian Jewish-American physicist and academic (d. 2011)
- Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (d. 1995)
- Sydney Halter, Canadian lawyer and businessman (d. 1990)
- George H. Hitchings, American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
- Pigmeat Markham, African-American comedian, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)
- Waldemar Hammenhög, Swedish author (d. 1972)
- Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
- Al Lewis, American songwriter (d. 1967)
- László Németh, Hungarian dentist, author, and playwright (d. 1975)
- Bertha Isaacs, Bahamian teacher, tennis player, politician and women's rights activist (d. 1997)
- Patrick Hennessy, Irish soldier and businessman (d. 1981)
- Ardito Desio, Italian geologist and cartographer (d. 2001)
- Per-Erik Hedlund, Swedish skier (d. 1975)
- Violette Morris, French shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1944)
- Eugene Houdry, French-American mechanical engineer and inventor (d. 1962)
- Jessie Street, Australian activist (d. 1970)
- Duffy Lewis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1979)
- Jaan Anvelt, Estonian educator and politician (d. 1937)
- Isaac Babalola Akinyele, Nigerian ruler (d. 1964)
- Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (d. 1977)
- Sam Crawford, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (d. 1968)
- Korneli Kekelidze, Georgian philologist and scholar (d. 1962)
- Vicente Sotto, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1950)
- Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian author and poet (d. 1938)
- Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (d. 1916)
- Count Leopold Berchtold, Austrian-Hungarian politician and diplomat, Joint Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
- Linton Hope, English sailor and architect (d. 1920)
- Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian educator and activist, Bharat Ratna Awardee (d. 1962)
- Alexander Shirvanzade, Armenian playwright and author (d. 1935)
- Clarence Darrow, American lawyer (d. 1938)
- Ludwig Levy, German architect (d. 1907)
- Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French chemist and academic (d. 1912)
- Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban lawyer and activist (d. 1874)
- Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1895)
- James McCune Smith, African-American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author (d. 1865)
- Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician, 2nd President of France (d. 1877)
- William Debenham, English founder of Debenhams (d. 1863)
- David Ricardo, British economist and politician (d. 1823)
- Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (d. 1820)
- Jacques Widerkehr, French cellist and composer (d. 1823)
- Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, English banker and politician (d. 1810)
- Jean-Féry Rebel, French violinist and composer (d. 1747)
- Giacomo Carissimi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1674)
- Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
- Thomas Middleton, English Jacobean playwright and poet (d. 1627)
- William Harrison, English clergyman (d. 1593)
- Henry II of Navarre, (d. 1555)
- Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI
- Ippolita Maria Sforza, Italian noble (d. 1484)
- Al-Wathiq, Abbasid caliph (d. 847)
- K'an II, Mayan ruler (d. 658)
- Gratian, Roman emperor (d. 383)
Deaths On This Day
- Lyra McKee, Irish journalist (b. 1990)
- Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator. (b. 1927)
- Bruno Sammartino, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1935)
- Dale Winton, British television presenter (b. 1955)
- Vic Albury, Major League pitcher (b. 1947)
- Aleah Stanbridge, Swedish singer (b. 1977)
- Roger Lobo, Macanese-Hong Kong businessman and politician (b. 1923)
- Erwin Waldner, German footballer (b. 1933)
- Guru Dhanapal, Indian director and producer (b. 1959)
- Sanford Jay Frank, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1954)
- Eduard Kosolapov, Russian footballer (b. 1976)
- David McClarty, Northern Irish politician (b. 1951)
- Brian Priestman, English conductor and academic (b. 1927)
- Dylan Tombides, Australian footballer (b. 1994)
- Cordell Mosson, American bass player (b. 1952)
- Steuart Pringle, English general (b. 1928)
- Goran Švob, Croatian philosopher and author (b. 1947)
- Anne Williams, English activist (b. 1951)
- Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (b. 1929)
- René Lépine, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1929)
- K. D. Wentworth, American author (b. 1951)
- Germaine Tillion, French ethnologist and anthropologist (b. 1907)
- Iccho Itoh, Japanese politician (b. 1945)
- Mercedes Palomino, Spanish-born Quebec actor and theatre director (b. 1913)
- Sam Mills, American football player and coach (b. 1959)
- Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 2nd President of Fiji (b. 1920)
- Edgar F. Codd, English-American soldier, pilot, and computer scientist (b. 1923)
- Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (b. 1914)
- Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)
- Terry Sanford, American lieutenant and politician, 65th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1917)
- Edward Barker, English cartoonist (b. 1950)
- Brook Berringer, American football player (b. 1973)
- Bernard Edwards, American bass player and producer (b. 1952)
- Arturo Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Argentina (b. 1908)
- Pierre Desproges, French journalist and actor (b. 1939)
- Oktay Rıfat Horozcu, Turkish poet and playwright (b. 1914)
- Marcel Dassault, French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (b. 1892)
- Marcel Pagnol, French author, playwright, and director (b. 1895)
- Karl Miller, German footballer (b. 1913)
- Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican engineer (b. 1917)
- Ben Hecht, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
- Meyer Jacobstein, American academic and politician (b. 1880)
- Irving Cummings, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1888)
- Percy Smith, English footballer and manager (b. 1880)
- Maurice Gamelin, Belgian-French general (b. 1872)
- Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1879)
- Óscar Carmona, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
- Jozef Tiso, Slovak priest and politician, President of Slovakia (b. 1887)
- John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer, invented the vacuum tube (b. 1849)
- Ernie Pyle, American journalist and soldier (b. 1900)
- Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral (b. 1884)
- Aleksander Mitt, Estonian speed skater (b. 1903)
- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American heiress, sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (b. 1875)
- George Bryant, American archer (b. 1878)
- Milton Brown, American singer and bandleader (b. 1903)
- Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1879)
- Savina Petrilli, Italian religious leader (b. 1851)
- Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist and academic (b. 1858)
- Martha Ripley, American physician (b. 1843)
- Luis Martín, Spanish religious leader, 24th Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)
- Gustave Moreau, French painter and academic (b. 1826)
- Justus von Liebig, German chemist and academic (b. 1803)
- Juris Alunāns, Latvian philologist and linguist (b. 1832)
- Tatya Tope, Indian general (b. 1814)
- Jeanne-Elisabeth Chaudet, French painter (b. 1761)
- Erasmus Darwin, English physician and botanist (b. 1731)
- Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1732)
- Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714)
- Marie-Josephte Corriveau, Canadian murderer (b. 1733)
- Arvid Horn, Swedish general and politician (b. 1664)
- Louis Feuillée, French astronomer, geographer, and botanist (b. 1660)
- George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys, Welsh judge and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1648)
- John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (b. 1620)
- Simonds d'Ewes, English lawyer and politician (b. 1602)
- Julius Caesar, English judge and politician (b. 1557)
- John Foxe, English historian and author (b. 1516)
- Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (b. 1503)
- Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet and politician (b. 1495)
- Polydore Vergil, English historian (b. 1470)
- John Leland, English poet and historian (b. 1502)
- Galdino della Sala, Italian archdeacon and saint
- Theobald of Bec, French-English archbishop (b. 1090)
- Stephen Lekapenos, co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire
- Fujiwara no Atsutada, Japanese nobleman and poet (b. 906)
- Dionysius II, Syriac Orthodox patriarch of Antioch
- Perfectus, Spanish monk and martyr
- Agallianos Kontoskeles, Byzantine commander and rebel leader