On This Day in History: April 2
April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 273 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Declining lottery sales prompt more Powerball jackpot changes. The Powerball Product Group today announced its decision to further modify the rules for determining each successive Powerball jackpot roll, and set a firm implementation date rather than waiting for the next jackpot winner.
- CT Lottery moving operations after employee tests positive for COVID-19. A Connecticut Lottery Corp. employee who had been self-isolating at home has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting lottery officials to announce they are temporarily moving operations from the lottery's Rocky Hill headquarters to a "backup facility" they declined to identify.
- Speculation begins about NJ winner of Mega Millions lottery. As speculation swirled around the identity of the world's newest multi-millionaire, the owner of the mini-mart where Friday's winning Mega Millions ticket was sold said he reviewed surveillance footage to see if he could pinpoint the lucky customer.
- British couple win £1m in lottery draw for second time in two years. A UK couple who have won £1m (US$1.5 million) in the EuroMillions lottery for the second time have said they "just can't believe it".
- Sole winner of $425M February Powerball jackpot claims prize. The sole winner of February's $425.3 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday.
- Legislator demands greater scrutiny of Florida Lottery. The vice chairwoman of the Florida Senate Gaming Committee, Sen. Maria Sachs, called for greater scrutiny of the Florida Lottery after a Palm Beach Post investigation revealed some people are winning big prizes against enormous odds.
- $338M NJ Powerball winner pays child support owed. The New Jersey deli owner who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot last week sliced off a piece of his prize to pay nearly $30,000 in back child support yesterday.
- Maryland Lottery officials inundated with Mega Millions rumors. Maryland lottery officials were inundated Monday with hundreds of calls fueled by rumors about the identity of the Baltimore County shopper who will share in the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.
- Texas Lottery approves new game to start in fall. The three-member Texas Lottery Commission (TLC) unanimously voted to approve the new All or Nothing game, slated to begin in the fall of 2012.
- Man struck by lightning hours after buying lottery tickets. A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot.
- MD Lottery: winner has not come forward yet. Rumors may be swirling, but the lucky Maryland winner who shares in Friday evening's record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has not yet come forward.
- Maryland Mega Millions winner already in pool dispute. Mega Millions mania has plunged a Maryland McDonald's into a bubbling cauldron of controversy hotter than a deep-fried apple pie.
- Penn. Lottery loses big on 7-7-7-7 win. Wednesday night, all sevens came up in Pennsylvania Lottery's Big 4 drawing, resulting in a whopping $7.77 million payout to 3,107 winning tickets.
- Tennessee Lottery a step closer to restoring real drawings. A Tennessee House panel has advanced a proposal to require the state lottery to abandon computerized drawings for its games.
- Powerball offers 10X multiplier this month. Powerball players who purchase the Power Play feature will have a chance to multiply their prizes by 10 during the "Power Play 10X" promotion running in April.
- Rebecca Paul Hargrove: Former newswoman cashes in on lottery career. The latest installment of a new series in The State Journal-Register called "Headliners: A look at people who made the news."
- Man accused of scam wins $2,100 on lottery TV show. A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam won $2,100 on the Ohio Lottery's television game show.
- Winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin. The winning Powerball ticket in the weekend drawing was purchased in Stoughton, Wisconsin, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Lottery winner waited 50 weeks to pick up $30 million. Raymond Sobeski waited almost an entire year before coming forward to claim his prize of $30 million because, he says, he didn't want to "do anything rash."
- Woman's love of lottery pays off big. Marlene Morrisette is a $1 million winner in New Yorks's Win For Life instant lottery game.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$187 Million
Apr 2, 2011
- 2.$180 Million
Apr 4, 2020
- 3.$174 Million
Apr 5, 2006
- 4.€144 Million
Apr 2, 2021
- 5.$168 Million
Apr 2, 2021
- 6.$160 Million
Apr 2, 1999
- 7.€131.32 Million
Apr 3, 2021
- 8.€122.93 Million
Apr 3, 2018
- 9.€129.21 Million
Apr 2, 2019
- 10.$138 Million
Apr 4, 2006
- 11.$135 Million
Apr 2, 2016
- 12.$126 Million
Apr 4, 2009
- 13.$121 Million
Apr 3, 2020
- 14.$103 Million
Apr 3, 2010
- 15.€90 Million
Apr 3, 2020
- 16.CA$125 Million
Apr 2, 2004
- 17.$92 Million
Apr 2, 2002
- 18.$88 Million
Apr 3, 2007
- 18.$88 Million
Apr 2, 2019
- 20.$86 Million
Apr 5, 2005
- 21.€67 Million
Apr 3, 2018
- 22.€62 Million
Apr 8, 2005
- 23.€57.28 Million
Apr 4, 2014
- 24.$77 Million
Apr 4, 1997
- 25.€72 Million
Apr 7, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Apr 2, 1992
29 years old
Monday, Apr 2, 1990
31 years old
Monday, Apr 2, 1990
31 years old
Wednesday, Apr 2, 1986
35 years old
Wednesday, Apr 2, 1980
41 years old
Monday, Apr 2, 1973
48 years old
Monday, Apr 2, 1973
48 years old
Tuesday, Apr 2, 1968
53 years old
Friday, Apr 2, 1965
56 years old
Saturday, Apr 2, 1960
61 years old
Saturday, Apr 2, 1949
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 51 people are killed in a train derailment in Taiwan after a truck accidently rolls onto the track.
- A Capitol Police officer is killed and another injured when an attacker rams his car into a barricade outside the United States Capitol.
- Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and wounding 79 others.
- Four men steal items worth up to £200 million from an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area in what has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history."
- A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, with four dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured.
- A mass shooting at Oikos University in California leaves seven people dead and three injured.
- Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; Tennessee is hardest hit with 29 people killed.
- Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid; the attack is thwarted.
- Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, into which armed Palestinians had retreated.
- In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
- Forty-two civilians are massacred in the town of Bijeljina in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia.
- Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba, to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
- Alabama governor George Wallace, a former segregationist, best known for the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door", announces that he will not seek a fifth four-year term and will retire from public life upon the end of his term in January 1987.
- Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
- United States President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act.
- A Soviet bio-warfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock.
- Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.
- Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from Quảng Ngãi Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
- Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
- Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
- The Soviet Union launches Zond 1.
- As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.
- After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
- The Autonomous Government of Khorasan, a military government encompassing the modern state of Iran, is established.
- American entry into World War I: President Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
- The ill-fated RMS Titanic begins sea trials.
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census.
- Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, Saint Petersburg.
- "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.
- The United States Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
- Canadian Cree warriors attack the village of Frog Lake, killing nine.
- American Civil War: Defeat at the Third Battle of Petersburg forces the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederate government to abandon Richmond, Virginia.
- American Civil War: The largest in a series of Southern bread riots occurs in Richmond, Virginia.
- Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
- French Revolutionary Wars: The British capture the Danish fleet.
- Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
- The Treaty of Constantinople establishes the Septinsular Republic, the first autonomous Greek state since the Fall of the Byzantine Empire.
- The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
- Commodore William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on the west coast of India.
- Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now the United States state of Florida.
Births On This Day
- Dillon Bassett, American race car driver
- Abdelhak Nouri, Dutch footballer
- Keshorn Walcott, Trinidadian javelin thrower
- Quavo, American rapper
- Yevgeniya Kanayeva, Russian gymnast
- Miralem Pjanić, Bosnian footballer
- Jesse Plemons, American actor
- Pablo Aguilar, Paraguayan footballer
- Marc Pugh, English footballer
- Ibrahim Afellay, Dutch footballer
- Andris Biedriņš, Latvian basketball player
- Lee DeWyze, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Thom Evans, Zimbabwean-Scottish rugby player
- Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater
- Engin Atsür, Turkish basketball player
- Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
- Jérémy Morel, French footballer
- Yung Joc, American rapper
- Maksym Mazuryk, Ukrainian pole vaulter
- Marco Amelia, Italian footballer
- Jeremy Bloom, American football player and skier
- Jack Evans, American wrestler
- David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player
- Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
- Kapil Sharma, Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter and actor
- Avi Benedi, Israeli singer and songwriter
- Adam Fleming, Scottish journalist
- Gavin Heffernan, Canadian director and screenwriter
- Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver (d. 2004)
- Wairangi Koopu, New Zealand rugby league player
- Carlos Salcido, Mexican international footballer
- Jesse Carmichael, American keyboard player
- Scott Lynch, American author
- Per Elofsson, Swedish skier
- Michael Fassbender, German-Irish actor and producer
- Hanno Pevkur, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Justice
- Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
- Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
- Pattie Mallette, Canadian author and film producer
- Nate Huffman, American basketball player (d. 2015)
- Randy Livingston, American basketball player
- Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski, German rower
- Tayfun Korkut, Turkish football manager and former player
- Dmitry Lipartov, Russian footballer
- Roselyn Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American actress
- Aleksejs Semjonovs, Latvian footballer
- Eyal Berkovic, Israeli footballer
- Remo D'Souza, Indian choreographer and dancer
- Calvin Davis, American sprinter and hurdler
- Zane Lamprey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto, Brazilian footballer
- Jason Lewry, English cricketer
- Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
- Ajay Devgan, Indian actor, director, and producer
- Greg Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Phil Demmel, American guitarist and songwriter
- Bill Romanowski, American football player and actor
- Teddy Sheringham, English international footballer and coach
- Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (d. 2012)
- Pete Incaviglia, American baseball player and coach
- Jonathon Sharkey, American wrestler
- Karl Beattie, English director and producer
- Mike Gascoyne, English engineer
- Pierre Carles, French director and producer
- Billy Dean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Clark Gregg, American actor
- Buddy Jewell, American singer-songwriter
- Christopher Meloni, American actor
- Keren Woodward, English singer-songwriter
- Linford Christie, Jamaican-English sprinter
- Brad Jones, Australian race car driver
- Pascale Nadeau, Canadian journalist
- Gelindo Bordin, Italian runner
- David Frankel, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
- Yves Lavandier, French director and producer
- Badou Ezzaki, Moroccan footballer and manager
- Stefano Bettarello, Italian rugby player
- Larry Drew, American basketball player and coach
- Caroline Dean, English biologist and academic
- Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2020)
- Michael Stone, Northern Irish loyalist paramilitary
- Gregory Abbott, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Donald Petrie, American actor and director
- Jim Allister, Northern Irish lawyer and politician
- Rosemary Bryant Mariner, 20th and 21st-century U.S. Navy aviator
- Malika Oufkir, Moroccan Berber writer
- Debralee Scott, American actress (d. 2005)
- James Vance, American author and playwright (d. 2017)
- Lennart Fagerlund, Swedish cyclist
- Will Hoy, English race car driver (d. 2002)
- Leon Wilkeson, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2001)
- Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer
- Lynn Westmoreland, American politician
- Paul Gambaccini, American-English radio and television host
- Bernd Müller, German footballer
- Pamela Reed, American actress
- David Robinson, American drummer
- Roald Als, Danish author and illustrator
- Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer (d. 2012)
- Daniel Okrent, American journalist and author
- Joan D. Vinge, American author
- Paquita la del Barrio, Mexican singer-songwriter
- Tua Forsström, Finnish writer
- Emmylou Harris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Camille Paglia, American author and critic
- Richard Collinge, New Zealand cricketer
- David Heyes, English politician
- Sue Townsend, English author and playwright (d. 2014)
- Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997)
- Jürgen Drews, German singer-songwriter
- Guy Fréquelin, French race car driver
- Linda Hunt, American actress
- Reggie Smith, American baseball player and coach
- Don Sutton, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2021)
- Anne Waldman, American poet
- Bill Malinchak, American football player
- Michael Boyce, Baron Boyce, South African-English admiral and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
- Caterina Bueno, Italian singer (d. 2007)
- Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (d. 2017)
- Antonio Sabàto, Sr., Italian actor (d. 2021)
- Leon Russell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)
- Roshan Seth, Indian-English actor
- Dr. Demento, American radio host
- Sonny Throckmorton, American country singer-songwriter
- Donald Jackson, Canadian figure skater and coach
- Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (d. 1981)
- Penelope Keith, English actress
- Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
- Anthony Lake, American academic and diplomat, 18th United States National Security Advisor
- Lise Thibault, Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
- John Larsson, Swedish 17th General of The Salvation Army
- Booker Little, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1961)
- Al Weis, American baseball player
- Dick Radatz, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- Shaul Ladany, Serbian-Israeli race walker and engineer
- Paul Cohen, American mathematician and theorist (d. 2007)
- Brian Glover, English wrestler and actor (d. 1997)
- Carl Kasell, American journalist and game show host (d. 2018)
- Richard Portman, American sound engineer (d. 2017)
- Dovid Shmidel, Austrian-born Israeli rabbi
- György Konrád, Hungarian sociologist and author
- Edward Egan, American cardinal (d. 2015)
- Keith Hitchins, American historian (d. 2020)
- Vladimir Kuznetsov, Russian javelin thrower (d. 1986)
- Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor
- Ed Dorn, American poet and educator (d. 1999)
- Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (d. 1996)
- Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (d. 1991)
- Roy Masters, English-American radio host
- David Robinson, Northern Irish horticulturist and academic (d. 2004)
- Carmen Basilio, American boxer and soldier (d. 2012)
- Howard Callaway, American soldier and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Army (d. 2014)
- Rita Gam, American actress (d. 2016)
- Billy Pierce, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- Kenneth Tynan, English author and critic (d. 1980)
- Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (d. 2014)
- Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (d. 2006)
- George MacDonald Fraser, Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Hans Rosenthal, German radio and television host (d. 1987)
- Bobby Ávila, Mexican baseball player (d. 2004)
- Gloria Henry, American actress (d. 2021)
- Johnny Paton, Scottish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
- G. Spencer-Brown, English mathematician, psychologist, and author (d. 2016)
- John C. Whitehead, American banker and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of State (d. 2015)
- Gerald Bouey, Canadian lieutenant and civil servant (d. 2004)
- Jack Stokes, English animator and director (d. 2013)
- Jack Webb, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- Delfo Cabrera, Argentinian runner and soldier (d. 1981)
- Alec Guinness, English actor (d. 2000)
- Paul Triquet, Canadian general, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1980)
- Chico Xavier, Brazilian spiritual medium (d. 2002)
- Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
- Harald Andersson, American-Swedish discus thrower (d. 1985)
- Luke Appling, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
- Alphonse-Marie Parent, Canadian priest and educator (d. 1970)
- Lionel Chevrier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 1987)
- Jan Tschichold, German-Swiss graphic designer and typographer (d. 1974)
- Roberto Arlt, Argentinian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1942)
- Anis Fuleihan, Cypriot-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1970)
- Alfred Strange, English footballer (d. 1978)
- Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor and politician (d. 1990)
- Chiungtze C. Tsen, Chinese mathematician (d. 1940)
- Johnny Golden, American golfer (d. 1936)
- Jack Buchanan, Scottish entertainer (d. 1957)
- Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 1976)
- Tristão de Bragança Cunha, Indian nationalist and anti-colonial activist from Goa (d. 1958)
- J. C. Squire, English poet, author, and historian (d. 1958)
- Walter Chrysler, American businessman, founded Chrysler (d. 1940)
- William Donne, English cricketer and captain (d. 1942)
- Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (d. 1928)
- Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
- Iván Persa, Slovenian priest and author (d. 1935)
- Dominic Savio, Italian Catholic saint, adolescent student of Saint John Bosco (d. 1857)
- Clément Ader, French engineer, designed the Ader Avion III (d. 1926)
- Émile Zola, French novelist, playwright, journalist (d. 1902)
- Léon Gambetta, French lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of France (d. 1882)
- Jacob Nash Victor, American engineer (d. 1907)
- William Holman Hunt, English soldier and painter (d. 1910)
- Henry L. Benning, American general and judge (d. 1875)
- Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
- Hans Christian Andersen, Danish novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1875)
- August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and academic (d. 1874)
- Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (d. 1840)
- Lucio Norberto Mansilla, Argentinian general and politician (d. 1871)
- Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet and author (d. 1862)
- Wilhelmine Reichard, German balloonist (d. 1848)
- Giacomo Casanova, Italian explorer and author (d. 1798)
- Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)
- Francesca Cuzzoni, Italian operatic soprano (d. 1778)
- Prince George of Denmark (d. 1708)
- Maria Sibylla Merian, German-Dutch botanist and illustrator (d. 1717)
- Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1663)
- Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Franciscan abbess (d. 1665)
- Pietro Della Valle, Italian traveler (d. 1652)
- Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)
- Elisabeth of Valois (d. 1568)
- John Corvinus, Hungarian noble (d. 1504)
- Charlemagne, Frankish king (d. 814)
Deaths On This Day
- Gallieno Ferri, Italian comic book artist and illustrator (b. 1929)
- Robert Abajyan, Armenian sergeant (b. 1996)
- Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
- Robert H. Schuller, American pastor and author (b. 1926)
- Steve Stevaert, Belgian businessman and politician, Governor of Limburg (b. 1954)
- Glyn Jones, South African actor and screenwriter (b. 1931)
- Urs Widmer, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1938)
- Fred, French author and illustrator (b. 1931)
- Jesús Franco, Spanish director, screenwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1930)
- Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (b. 1926)
- Jesús Aguilarte, Venezuelan captain and politician (b. 1959)
- Elizabeth Catlett, American-Mexican sculptor and illustrator (b. 1915)
- Mauricio Lasansky, American graphic designer and academic (b. 1914)
- John C. Haas, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1918)
- Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
- Albert Sanschagrin, Canadian bishop (b. 1911)
- Bud Shank, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1926)
- Yakup Satar, Turkish World War I veteran(b. 1898)
- Henry L. Giclas, American astronomer and academic (b. 1910)
- Lloyd Searwar, Guyanese anthologist and diplomat (b. 1925)
- Lillian O'Donnell, American crime novelist (b. 1926)
- Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)
- John Argyris, Greek computer scientist, engineer, and academic (b. 1913)
- Edwin Starr, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
- Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and songwriter (b. 1910)
- John R. Pierce, American engineer and author (b. 1910)
- Charles Daudelin, Canadian sculptor and painter (b. 1920)
- Rob Pilatus, American-German singer-songwriter (b. 1965)
- Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese director and producer (b. 1910)
- Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
- Betty Furness, American actress, consumer advocate, game show panelist, television journalist and television personality (b. 1916)
- Marc Fitch, British historian and philanthropist (b. 1908)
- Juanito, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1954)
- Jan van Aartsen, Dutch politician (b. 1909)
- Manolis Angelopoulos, Greek singer (b. 1939)
- Buddy Rich, American drummer, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1917)
- Walter Wolf, German academic and politician (b. 1907)
- Georges Pompidou, French banker and politician, 19th President of France (b. 1911)
- Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884)
- Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese martial artist and educator (b. 1887)
- C. S. Forester, English novelist (b. 1899)
- Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (b. 1885)
- Sabahattin Ali, Turkish journalist, author, and poet (b. 1907)
- Édouard Estaunié, French novelist (b. 1862)
- Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860)
- Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer (b. 1872)
- Zewditu I of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
- Theodore William Richards, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
- Topal Osman, Turkish colonel (b. 1883)
- Bryn Lewis, Welsh international rugby player (b.1891)
- Paul Heyse, German author, poet, and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830)
- Theodore Robinson, American painter and academic (b. 1852)
- Achille Vianelli, Italian painter and academic (b. 1803)
- Albert Pike, American lawyer and general (b. 1809)
- Ahmed Vefik Pasha, Greek playwright and politician, 249th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1823)
- Samuel Morse, American painter and academic, invented the Morse code (b. 1791)
- A. P. Hill, American general (b. 1825)
- Philip Charles Durham, Scottish admiral and politician (b. 1763)
- Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and educator (b. 1776)
- Johann Heinrich Jung, German author and academic (b. 1740)
- Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet, Scottish judge and politician (b. 1721)
- Thomas Dadford, Jr., English engineer (b. 1761)
- Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, French journalist and politician (b. 1749)
- Thomas Gage, English general and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1719)
- Thomas Carte, English historian and author (b. 1686)
- Johann Jacob Dillenius, German-English botanist and mycologist (b. 1684)
- James Douglas, Scottish physician and anatomist (b. 1675)
- Joseph Dudley, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1647)
- Pedro Calungsod, Filipino missionary and saint (b. 1654)
- Diego Luis de San Vitores, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1627)
- Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1608)
- Jean-Jacques Olier, French priest, founded the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)
- Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Polish author and poet (b. 1595)
- Bernard VII, Lord of Lippe, German nobleman (b. 1428)
- Francis of Paola, Italian friar and saint, founded the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)
- Arthur, prince of Wales (b. 1486)
- Ferdinand I, king of Aragon (b. 1379)
- Ruy González de Clavijo, Spanish explorer and author
- Henry of Bohemia (b. 1265)
- Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English husband of Sanchia of Provence (b. 1209)
- Henrik Harpestræng, Danish botanical and medical author
- Baldwin I, king of Jerusalem
- Bardas Skleros, Byzantine general
- Yuan Dezhao, Chinese chancellor (b. 891)
- Muflih al-Turki, Turkish general
- Æbbe the Younger, Frankish abbess
- Hasan ibn Ali the second Shia Imam (b. 624)