On This Day in History: April 19
April 19 is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 256 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote. Alabama lawmakers are heading toward a vote on lottery legislation, with the goal of eventually putting the proposal up to a statewide vote.
- Lottery first-timer nearly threw out $387,000 prize. A first-time lottery player in New Jersey said a mistake when checking her tickets nearly landed her $387,391 jackpot winner in the trash.
- Iowa Lottery wins International Gaming-Compliance award for work in lottery rigging investigation. The Iowa Lottery has won an international gaming-compliance award for its work in the long-running lottery jackpot investigation that uncovered fraud against U.S. lotteries and resulted in guilty pleas from three men.
- Teen claims $15 million top prize on Florida Lottery scratch off game. A 19-year-old Bonita Springs man has claimed a $15 million top prize in the new Florida 100X the Cash Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
- Man wins $1M lottery prize for second time this year. For the second time in 2018, a very lucky lottery player from Methuen, Massachusetts, has won a $1 million prize on an instant ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery.
- 71-year-old Texas construction worker claims $177 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A couple from Abernathy, Texas, Monday claimed a $177 million jackpot in Arkansas from the March 31 Mega Millions drawing.
- NJ Lottery adding Quick Draw game to its lineup. The New Jersey Lottery announced that it will soon be adding a new style of lottery play to its product lineup with Quick Draw, a game with drawings held every five minutes.
- Waitress wins $292K from the Michigan Lottery's Keno game. A waitress had to lock herself in a bathroom to calm down after winning a $292,524 Club Keno The Jack prize from the Michigan Lottery.
- Kentucky Lottery launches online ticket sales. Without any fanfare, the Kentucky Lottery Monday began selling tickets online to try and attract more young adults.
- Minnesota Lottery turns 25, shows off new logo. The Minnesota Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday Thursday by showing off its new logo, care of celebrity performance artist David Garibaldi.
- Non-jury trial expected next week for lottery-thieving brothers. Two brothers accused of attempting to claim $5 million from the state lottery office with a stolen scratch-off ticket will waive their right to a jury trial, according to attorneys.
- NJ Gov. slams Democrat tactics to derail lottery plan. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred to some New Jersey federal lawmakers' insistence that the U.S. Attorney General conduct a formal review of his lottery privatization plans as "naked partisanship."
- Iowa woman tries to cash stolen lottery tickets. A Des Moines, Iowa, woman tried to cash voided Iowa Lottery tickets she stole while working at a company hired to shred old tickets, police said.
- Former MD Lottery employee charged with theft of lottery tickets. A former Maryland Lottery official has been indicted for stealing tickets and collecting tens of thousands of dollars from the winnings, officials said on Thursday.
- Jamaican lottery scams spread despite US crackdown. U.S. officials say that Jamaican lottery scams continue to haul in millions of dollars each year, disproportionately from the elderly.
- Siblings fight over lottery jackpot. The family of an Australian man who won almost $2 million in a lottery and died the next day has been fighting over who is entitled to the money.
- Michigan Lottery winner gives prize to charity. A Kalamazoo-area man who won $10,000 in the Michigan Lottery's Club Keno game has donated his winnings to a charity.
- Unemployed woman gets lotto winnings after 4 years. An unemployed woman who won $1 million in a Maine State Lottery game has collected her winnings -- four years after she bought the scratch ticket in a store that's since burned down.
- Florida Lottery winner opens nude dude ranch. The winner of a $3.3 million lottery jackpot wanted to return to the farm life he grew up in, so he and a friend opened "CJ Dude Ranch", a "clothing optional" bed-and-breakfast.
- $853,492 Powerball lottery ticket expires. One of two second-place lottery tickets worth a combined $1.7 million expired Monday, 180 days after a record Powerball lottery jackpot was drawn.
- Big Florida Lotto prize whips up ticket frenzy. If conventional wisdom holds, Lake County will break out in Lotto fever today. The Florida Lotto jackpot has grown to $82 million and is expected to tempt residents into throwing down $1 or more for a shot at a fortune.
- N.C. Lottery will pay Scientific Games one way or the other. When North Carolina joins the multi-state Powerball game May 30, the state will have to pay Scientific Games for the rights, unless they work a deal.
- Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Cincinnati. The winning ticket from the $265 million Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night was sold at a local Kroger supermarket, an Ohio Lottery spokeswoman said.
- Arkansas man claims $1.4 million Missouri lottery jackpot. An Arkansas man said his seven children are full of suggestions after he won a $1.4 million Missouri Lottery jackpot.
- N.C. Lottery opponents put pressure on lawmakers. As the battle over a lottery in North Carolina continues, opponents are stepping up the pressure on lawmakers.
- N.C. Senate lottery committee to meet Wednesday. A North Carolina Senate committee commissioned to take up the House's lottery bill approved two weeks ago will meet this week for the first time.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows To $90 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $90 million, with a cash option of $47.6 million.
- Tennessee Lottery has paid nearly $700,000 in bonuses to date. State lawmakers are surprised by the number of Tennessee Lottery employees who have received bonuses totaling nearly $700,000 since the launch of the games in January.
- Powerball may draw new kind of Tennessee lottery player. Powerball tickets go on sale in Tennessee early this morning, and is expected to draw a different player base than its other games.
- New York lottery fans have Mega Mania. Mega Millions has become megapopular since its launch in New York two years ago.
- Man Dies In Crash Weeks After Winning Lottery. A northwestern Indiana man who won $9.7 million in a January lottery drawing died when his car struck a utility pole in a rainstorm, police said.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$258.5 Million
Apr 21, 2010
- 2.$227 Million
Apr 20, 2016
- 3.$175 Million
Apr 19, 2019
- 4.$168 Million
Apr 19, 2005
- 5.$164 Million
Apr 21, 2020
- 6.€130 Million
Apr 20, 2018
- 7.€139.49 Million
Apr 20, 2019
- 8.$152 Million
Apr 21, 2012
- 9.$143 Million
Apr 20, 2010
- 10.$142 Million
Apr 21, 2018
- 11.$136 Million
Apr 20, 2019
- 12.$130 Million
Apr 21, 2009
- 13.$128 Million
Apr 19, 2014
- 14.$105 Million
Apr 19, 2008
- 15.€75 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 16.€90 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 17.$95 Million
Apr 20, 2013
- 18.$90 Million
Apr 21, 2004
- 19.$89 Million
Apr 19, 2016
- 20.$83 Million
Apr 19, 2013
- 21.$82 Million
Apr 19, 2006
- 22.€71.51 Million
Apr 19, 2016
- 23.$80 Million
Apr 19, 2000
- 23.$80 Million
Apr 19, 2017
- 23.$80 Million
Apr 20, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Apr 19, 1982
38 years old
Thursday, Apr 19, 1979
41 years old
Tuesday, Apr 19, 1977
43 years old
Monday, Apr 19, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Apr 19, 1976
44 years old
Thursday, Apr 19, 1973
47 years old
Monday, Apr 19, 1971
49 years old
Monday, Apr 19, 1971
49 years old
Monday, Apr 19, 1965
55 years old
Sunday, Apr 19, 1964
56 years old
Wednesday, Apr 19, 1961
59 years old
Wednesday, Apr 19, 1950
70 years old
Saturday, Apr 19, 1947
73 years old
Saturday, Apr 19, 1947
73 years old
Wednesday, Apr 19, 1944
76 years old
Monday, Apr 19, 1943
77 years old
Sunday, Apr 19, 1942
78 years old
Saturday, Apr 19, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar is later captured hiding in a boat inside a backyard in the suburb of Watertown.
- Fidel Castro resigns as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba after holding the title since July 1961.
- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected to the papacy and becomes Pope Benedict XVI.
- Air Philippines Flight 541 crashes in Samal, Davao del Norte, killing all 131 people on board.
- The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
- Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168 people including 19 children under the age of six.
- The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building in Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. 76 Davidians, including eighteen children under the age of ten, died in the fire.
- A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
- The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with Good Night.
- Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacist survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas; the CSA surrenders two days later.
- Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
- India's first satellite Aryabhata launched in orbit from Kapustin Yar, Russia.
- The Portuguese Socialist Party is founded in the German town of Bad Münstereifel.
- Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
- Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
- Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted to life imprisonment) for conspiracy in the Tate-LaBianca murders.
- Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
- Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
- World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.
- Albert Hofmann deliberately doses himself with LSD for the first time, three days after having discovered its effects on April 16.
- World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
- Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
- The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world.
- American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: A pro-Secession mob in Baltimore attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
- The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guarantees its neutrality.
- French physicist Augustin Fresnel signs his preliminary "Note on the Theory of Diffraction" (deposited on the following day). The document ends with what we now call the Fresnel integrals.
- Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparán, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a junta is installed.
- An Austrian corps is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition. On the same day the Austrian main army is defeated by a First French Empire Corps led by Louis-Nicolas Davout at the Battle of Teugen-Hausen in Bavaria, part of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.
- John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy.
- American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
- Captain James Cook, still holding the rank of lieutenant, sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
- Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI of France in a proxy wedding.
- With no living male heirs, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inheritable by a female; his daughter and successor, Maria Theresa was not actually born until 1717.
- The French army captures the town of Cambrai held by Spanish troops.
- In Ireland: O'Doherty's Rebellion is launched by the Burning of Derry.
- Treaty of Frankfurt signed.
- Beginning of the Protestant Reformation: After the Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism, a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms.
- The Lisbon Massacre begins, in which accused Jews are being slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics.
- Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, England.
- Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after, Constantine dies of his wounds; Irene proclaims herself basileus.
- Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Raqqa (northern Syria).
- AD 65
- The freedman Milichus betrays Piso's plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.
Births On This Day
- Lia Wälti, Swiss footballer
- Steve Cook, English footballer
- Jackie Bradley, Jr., American baseball player
- Kim Chiu, Filipino actress, singer, and dancer
- Héctor Herrera, Mexican footballer
- Kim Him-chan, South Korean singer and dancer
- Ayaka Takahashi, Japanese badminton player
- Damien Le Tallec, French footballer
- Patrick Wiegers, German footballer
- Dominik Mader, German footballer
- Sam Tordoff, English racing driver
- Daisuke Watabe, Japanese footballer
- Genoveva Añonma, Equatoguinean footballer
- Enrique Esqueda, Mexican footballer
- Luigi Giorgi, Italian footballer
- Joe Hart, English footballer
- Daniel Schuhmacher, German singer-songwriter
- Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player
- Lauren Wilson, Canadian figure skater
- Pascal Angan, Beninese footballer
- Candace Parker, American basketball player
- Gabe Pruitt, American basketball player
- Will Thursfield, English-Australian footballer
- Valon Behrami, Swiss footballer
- David Cavazos, Mexican singer-songwriter
- Sabrina Jalees, Canadian comedian, dancer, actress, presenter, and writer
- Jan Zimmermann, German footballer
- Christopher Pearce, English cricketer
- Alberto Callaspo, Venezuelan-American baseball player
- Zach Duke, American baseball player
- Joe Mauer, American baseball player
- Patrick Platins, German footballer
- Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player
- Joseph Hagerty, American gymnast
- Filip Jícha, Czech handball player
- Samuel C. Morrison, Jr., Liberian-American journalist, producer, and screenwriter
- Rocco Sabato, Italian footballer
- Ignacio Serricchio, Argentinian-American actor
- Sitiveni Sivivatu, New Zealand rugby player
- Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor and producer
- Ryuta Hara, Japanese footballer
- Martin Havlát, Czech ice hockey player
- James Hibberd, English cricketer
- Troy Polamalu, American football player
- Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
- Jason Blaine, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Robyn Regehr, Brazilian-Canadian ice hockey player
- Rocky Bernard, American football player
- Kate Hudson, American actress
- Zhao Junzhe, Chinese footballer
- James Franco, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer
- Amanda Sage, American-Austrian painter and educator
- Joe Beimel, American baseball player
- Anju Bobby George, Indian long jumper
- Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer
- Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player
- Jonny Storm, English wrestler and trainer
- Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist
- Scott Padgett, American basketball player, coach, and radio host
- Kim Young-oh, South Korean author and illustrator
- Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer and coach
- Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer
- George Gregan, Zambian-Australian rugby player and coach
- Alessio Scarpi, Italian footballer
- Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer
- Jeff Wilkins, American football player
- Brendon Burns, Australian comedian, podcaster, writer and author
- Scott McCord, Canadian voice actor
- Luis Miguel, Mexican singer-songwriter and producer
- Kelly Holmes, English runner
- Abelardo Fernández, Spanish footballer and manager
- Andrew Carnie, Canadian-American linguist, author, and academic
- Susan Polgar, Hungarian-American chess player
- Ashley Judd, American actress and activist
- Arshad Warsi, Indian film actor and producer
- Philippe Saint-André, French rugby player and coach
- Steven H Silver, American journalist and author
- Dar Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Véronique Gens, French soprano and actress
- David La Haye, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Julia Neigel, Russian-German singer-songwriter and producer
- Paul Reiffel, Australian cricketer and umpire
- El Samurai, Japanese wrestler
- Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress
- Suge Knight, American record producer, co-founded Death Row Records
- Gordon Marshall, Scottish footballer and coach
- Kim Weaver, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
- Al Unser Jr., American race car driver
- Alan Kirschenbaum, American producer and writer (d. 2012)
- Albert Martinez, Filipino actor, director, and producer
- Spike Owen, American baseball player and coach
- Richard Phelps, English pentathlete
- Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress and producer
- Ara Gevorgyan, Armenian pianist, composer, and producer
- Roger Merrett, Australian footballer and coach
- John Schweitz, American basketball player and coach
- Frank Viola, American baseball player and coach
- Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, English activist
- Teofisto Guingona III, Filipino lawyer and politician
- Donald Markwell, Australian sociologist and academic
- Steve Antin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Stevie B, American singer-songwriter and record producer
- Denis O'Brien, Irish businessman, founded BT Ireland
- Vytautas Šapranauskas, Lithuanian actor (d. 2013)
- Keith Shine, British academic and educator
- Tony Martin, English singer-songwriter
- Sue Barker, English tennis player and journalist
- Randy Carlyle, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Anne Glover, Scottish biologist and academic
- Trevor Francis, English footballer and manager
- Bob Rock, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Rod Morgenstein, American drummer
- Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper
- Ruby Wax, British-based American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
- Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer and politician (d. 2009)
- Tony Plana, Cuban-American actor and director
- Michael Trend, English journalist and politician
- Barry Brown, American actor and playwright (d. 1978)
- Jóannes Eidesgaard, Faroese educator and politician, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
- Julia Cleverdon, English businesswoman and philanthropist
- Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish fashion designer
- Larry Walters, American truck driver and pilot (d. 1993)
- Stuart McLean, Canadian radio host and author (d. 2017)
- Rick Miller, American baseball player and manager
- Murray Perahia, American pianist and conductor
- Wilfrid Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara, English civil servant
- Yan Pascal Tortelier, French violinist and conductor
- Mark Volman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Duygu Asena, Turkish journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)
- Tim Curry, English actor
- Keith Erickson, American basketball player and sportscaster
- James Heckman, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Bernie Worrell, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2016)
- Margo MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician (d. 2014)
- Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman
- Bas Jan Ader, Dutch-American photographer and director (d. 1975)
- Alan Price, English keyboard player, singer, and composer
- Jack Roush, American businessman, founded Roush Fenway Racing
- Maarten van den Bergh, American-Dutch businessman
- Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer-songwriter
- Michel Roux, French-English chef and author
- Bobby Russell, American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
- E. Clay Shaw, Jr., American accountant, judge, and politician (d. 2013)
- Stanley Fish, American theorist, author, and scholar
- Antonio Carluccio, Italian-English chef and author (d. 2017)
- Elinor Donahue, American actress
- Joseph Estrada, Filipino politician, 13th President of the Philippines
- Wilfried Martens, Belgian politician, 60th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2013)
- Jack Pardee, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
- Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian, and pianist (d. 2002)
- Justin Francis Rigali, American cardinal
- Dickie Goodman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1989)
- Dickie Bird, English cricketer and umpire
- Jayne Mansfield, American model and actress (d. 1967)
- Philip Lavallin Wroughton, English captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
- Fernando Botero, Colombian painter and sculptor
- Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)
- John Horlock, English engineer and academic (d. 2015)
- Azlan Shah of Perak, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 2014)
- Rawya Ateya, Egyptian captain and politician (d. 1997)
- John Kraaijkamp, Sr., Dutch actor (d. 2011)
- Hugh O'Brian, American actor (d. 2016)
- Erich Hartmann, German colonel and pilot (d. 1993)
- Anna Lee Aldred, American jockey (d. 2006)
- Leon Henkin, American logician (d. 2006)
- Roberto Tucci, Italian Jesuit leader, cardinal, and theologian (d. 2015)
- Gene Leis, American guitarist, composer, and producer (d. 1993)
- Marvin Mandel, American lawyer and politician, 56th Governor of Maryland (d. 2015)
- John O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
- Julien Ries, Belgian cardinal (d. 2013)
- Marian Winters, American actress (d. 1978)
- Sol Kaplan, American pianist and composer (d. 1990)
- Sven Hassel, Danish-German soldier and author (d. 2012)
- Ken Carpenter, American discus thrower and coach (d. 1984)
- Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
- Irena Eichlerówna, Polish actress (d. 1990)
- Alan Wheatley, English actor (d. 1991)
- Eliot Ness, American law enforcement agent (d. 1957)
- Veniamin Kaverin, Russian author and screenwriter (d. 1989)
- Iracema de Alencar, Brazilian film actress (d. 1978)
- Richard Hughes, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)
- Roland Michener, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
- Rhea Silberta, Yiddish songwriter and singing teacher (d. 1959)
- George O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)
- Cemal Tollu, Turkish lieutenant and painter (d. 1968)
- Constance Talmadge, American actress and producer (d. 1973)
- Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
- Jiroemon Kimura, Japanese super-centenarian, oldest verified man ever (d. 2013)
- Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (d. 1966)
- Germaine Tailleferre, French composer and educator (d. 1983)
- Françoise Rosay, French actress (d. 1974)
- Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)
- Karl Tarvas, Estonian architect (d. 1975)
- Henry Jameson, American soccer player (d. 1938)
- Richard von Mises, Austrian-American mathematician and physicist (d. 1953)
- Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 14th President of Brazil (d. 1954)
- Arthur Robertson, Scottish runner (d. 1957)
- Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American engineer, invented the outboard motor (d. 1934)
- Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)
- Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (d. 1967)
- Alice Salomon, German social reformer (d. 1948)
- Hemmo Kallio, Finnish actor (d. 1940)
- Julius Krohn, Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1888)
- José Echegaray, Spanish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
- Louis Amédée Achard, French journalist and author (d. 1875)
- Sarah Bagley, American labor organizer (d. 1889)
- Ferdinand I of Austria (d. 1875)
- Deaf Smith, American soldier (d. 1837)
- Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French pianist and composer (d. 1858)
- William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Scottish admiral (d. 1831)
- Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, English admiral and politician (d. 1833)
- Karl von Ordóñez, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1786)
- Roger Sherman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1793)
- James Nares, English organist and composer (d. 1783)
- Vasily Tatishchev, Russian ethnographer and politician (d. 1750)
- Jacques Lelong, French author (d. 1721)
- Sebastián Durón, Spanish composer (d. 1716)
- Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, German husband of Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (d. 1716)
- George St Lo, Royal Navy officer and administrator (d. 1718)
- Willem Drost, Dutch painter (d. 1659)
- Christoph Bach, German musician (d. 1661)
- Michel Le Tellier, French politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1685)
- Sir John Hobart, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1647)
- Paolo Giovio, Italian historian, biographer, and bishop (d. 1552)
- Frederick IV, King of Naples (d. 1504)
- Eanflæd, English nun and saint (d. 685)
Deaths On This Day
- Aaron Hernandez, American football player (b. 1989)
- Patricio Aylwin, Chilean politician (b. 1918)
- Milt Pappas, American baseball player (b. 1939)
- Raymond Carr, English historian and academic (b. 1919)
- William Price Fox, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
- Roy Mason, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (b. 1924)
- Tom McCabe, Scottish social worker and politician (b. 1954)
- Oktay Sinanoğlu, Italian-Turkish chemist and academic (b. 1935)
- Lindy Berry, American football player (b. 1927)
- Ian McIntyre, Scottish journalist and producer (b. 1930)
- Frits Thors, Dutch journalist (b. 1909)
- Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (b. 1936)
- Allan Arbus, American actor and photographer (b. 1918)
- Mike Denness, Scottish-English cricketer and referee (b. 1940)
- François Jacob, French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)
- E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator (b. 1930)
- Al Neuharth, American journalist, author, and publisher, founded USA Today (b. 1924)
- Leopold David de Rothschild, English financier and philanthropist (b. 1927)
- Greg Ham, Australian saxophonist, songwriter, and actor (b. 1953)
- Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, instrumentalist, and actor (b. 1940)
- Valeri Vasiliev, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
- Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (b. 1946)
- J. G. Ballard, English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. (b. 1930)
- John Marzano, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1963)
- Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian cardinal (b. 1935)
- Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (b. 1932)
- Albert Scott Crossfield, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1921)
- George P. Cosmatos, Italian-Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1941)
- Ruth Hussey, American actress (b. 1911)
- Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor and author (b. 1929)
- Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish bassist and composer (b. 1946)
- Norris McWhirter, English author and activist co-founded the Guinness World Records (b. 1925)
- John Maynard Smith, English biologist and geneticist (b. 1920)
- Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Indian-English caliph (b. 1928)
- Reginald Rose, American writer (b. 1920)
- Meldrim Thomson, Jr.. American publisher and politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1912)
- Louis Applebaum, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1918)
- Hermine Braunsteiner, Austrian-German SS officer (b. 1919)
- Octavio Paz, Mexican poet, philosopher, and academic Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
- David Koresh, American religious leader (b. 1959)
- George S. Mickelson, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1941)
- Frankie Howerd, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1917)
- Stanley Hawes, English-Australian director and producer (b. 1905)
- Daphne du Maurier, English novelist and playwright (b. 1907)
- Hugh Brannum, American vocalist, arranger, and composer (b. 1910)
- Percy Lavon Julian, American chemist and academic (b. 1899)
- Luigi Piotti, Italian race car driver (b. 1913)
- Konrad Adenauer, German politician, 1st Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
- Max Hainle, German swimmer (b. 1882)
- Beardsley Ruml, American economist and statistician (b. 1894)
- Jim Corbett, Indian colonel, hunter, and author (b. 1875)
- Ernst Robert Curtius, French-German philologist and scholar (b. 1886)
- Ulrich Salchow, Danish-Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
- Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer (b. 1878)
- Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English cartographer and politician (b. 1856)
- William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist and zoologist (b. 1865)
- Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1827)
- Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian-Swiss statistician and theorist (b. 1874)
- Ephraim Shay, American engineer, designed the Shay locomotive (b. 1839)
- Thomas Playford II, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of South Australia (b. 1837)
- Charles Sanders Peirce, American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1839)
- Signe Rink, Greenland-born Danish writer and ethnologist (b. 1836)
- Pierre Curie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
- Spencer Gore, English tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)
- Alfred Horatio Belo, American publisher, founded The Dallas Morning News (b. 1839)
- Martin Körber, Estonian-German pastor, composer, and conductor (b. 1817)
- Charles Darwin, English biologist and theorist (b. 1809)
- Benjamin Disraeli, English journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1804)
- Robert Jameson, Scottish mineralogist and academic (b. 1774)
- Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (b. 1777)
- James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier, Bahamian-English admiral and politician, 36th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1756)
- Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1765)
- Lord Byron, English-Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1788)
- Benjamin Rush, American physician and educator (b. 1745)
- Richard Price, Welsh-English preacher and philosopher (b. 1723)
- Jacob Emden, German rabbi and author (b. 1697)
- Canaletto, Italian painter and etcher (b. 1697)
- Nicholas Saunderson, English mathematician and academic (b. 1682)
- Elizabeth Hamilton, countess of Orkney (b. 1657)
- Christina, queen of Sweden (b. 1626)
- Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish historian and playwright (b. 1610)
- Sigismund III Vasa, king of Sweden and Poland (b. 1566)
- Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer (b. 1582)
- Jagat Gosain, Mughal empress (b. 1573)
- Thomas Bastard, English priest and author (b. 1566)
- Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, English poet, playwright, and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1536)
- Paolo Veronese, Italian painter (b. 1528)
- Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1530)
- Michael Stifel, German monk and mathematician (b. 1487)
- Philip Melanchthon, German theologian and reformer (b. 1497)
- Adolph III, count of Waldeck (b. 1362)
- Thomas West, 1st Baron West, English nobleman (b. 1335)
- Robert II, king of Scotland (b. 1316)
- Gerasimus I, patriarch of Constantinople
- Leo IX, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1002)
- Gothelo I, duke of Lorraine
- Hisham II, Umayyad caliph of Córdoba (b. 966)
- Ælfheah of Canterbury, English archbishop and saint (b. 954)
- Judith of Bavaria, Frankish empress