On This Day in History: April 21
April 21 is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 254 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Australian family's lottery numbers pay off after 20 years. An Australian family who collected a nearly $400,000 lottery jackpot said they have been using the same numbers for nearly 20 years.
- Strong Iowa lottery sales are slipping: The culprit? You guessed it, COVID-19. After eight months of Iowa Lottery ticket sales topping budgeted projections, those sales are starting to arc downward.
- Mississippi lottery revenue dips in March amid pandemic. State revenue from the Mississippi Lottery decreased in March as people began facing restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Illinois woman wins $500 a week for life. An Illinois woman was on spring break in Florida when her father called with some good news.
- N.C. man to buy his wife a Corvette after lottery win. A Lexington, North Carolina, man who won a $377,241 lottery jackpot said he plans to buy his wife a Corvette convertible.
- Lucky woman buying lottery ticket narrowly escapes truck crash. A woman buying a lottery ticket at a Chicago convenience store came within inches of being crushed by a pickup truck that crashed into the store.
- New twist to lottery scam. Authorities in Colorado are seeing a new twist to the lottery scam that has been going on for years.
- Powerball outmuscles Mega Millions in sales, jackpots. When states began selling tickets for both Powerball and Mega Millions on Jan. 31, observers wondered how they'd fare head to head; now the verdict seems to be in.
- Mega Millions goes on sale in South Dakota May 16. South Dakota Lottery officials are adding Mega Millions to the state's lineup of lotto games, beginning May 16.
- Clerk arrested in undercover Lottery sting. An employee of the City Limits Deli Mart in Sumner and her companion got an unpleasant surprise Monday when they traveled to Washington's Lottery headquarters to claim what they thought was a $20,000 prize.
- Pickling Up Trash Pays As Couple Find Winning Lottery Ticket. A couple who decided to pick up the roadside trash because they grew tired of seeing it lying there for long time, found a winning scratch-off lottery ticket.
- Clerk wins $200,000 lottery prize by accident. A store clerk's slip-up at the cash register has paid off big time.
- Bonus ball bounced by Lotto Texas. Come Sunday, Lotto Texas players won't have the "bonus ball" to kick around anymore.
- Lottery participants celebrate opening of S.C. claims center. About 20 people celebrated the grand opening of the South Carolina Education Lottery claims center in Fort Mill on Wednesday morning.
- One of two winning Florida Lotto tickets from Port St. Lucie. The Cumberland Farms store on Floresta Drive was a revolving door of media and frequent customers who had heard the news Thursday morning that one lucky Florida Lottery player bought the winning ticket there.
- Florida Lottery player in The Villages has 44 million reasons to smile. From the fairways to coffee shops, retirees Thursday wondered: Who is the overnight multimillionaire?
- Cincinnati Reds formed Mega Millions lottery pool. Several members of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team pooled their money and purchased $1,000 worth of Ohio Lottery tickets for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.
- Oklahoma Senate Committee Approves Remaining Lottery Commissioners. An Oklahoma Senate committee recommended approval Wednesday of the final two lottery commissioners nominated by Gov. Brad Henry.
- Wisconsin lawmakers vote down plan to privatize state Lottery. Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday voted down a proposal in Gov. Jim Doyle's budget bill to privatize half of the work at the Wisconsin lottery.
- Senators question components of N.C. lottery bill. Members of an N.C. Senate committee raised questions yesterday about a bill passed by the House that would create a state lottery - including whether it would allow video poker, slot machines and online gaming.
- Lucky Man Wins Second Vehicle Prize from Scratch-Off Lottery Game. A 71-year-old Elyria, Ohio man seems to have the magic touch when it comes to those scratch-off instant lottery tickets, having won his second vehicle in three years.
- NY lottery pool members sue over Mega Millions jackpot. A Manhattan judge has frozen most of the Mega Millions lottery winnings of a Mount Sinai Hospital employee and has told three co-workers who pooled money to buy tickets with him they may proceed with their lawsuit to get a share of the prize.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $28 million. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot grew to $28 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $20 million drawing.
- S.C. Senators welcome lottery windfall. State senators were excited Tuesday to learn the South Carolina lottery is bringing in more money than expected and, therefore, more money for the state to spend.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$258.5 Million
Apr 21, 2010
- 2.$251 Million
Apr 23, 2016
- 3.$205 Million
Apr 22, 2005
- 4.$192 Million
Apr 23, 2019
- 5.€138 Million
Apr 24, 2018
- 6.$166 Million
Apr 23, 2010
- 7.$164 Million
Apr 21, 2020
- 8.€140.76 Million
Apr 23, 2019
- 9.$152 Million
Apr 21, 2012
- 10.$150 Million
Apr 23, 2014
- 10.$150 Million
Apr 24, 2019
- 12.$142 Million
Apr 21, 2018
- 13.$130 Million
Apr 21, 2009
- 14.$125 Million
Apr 23, 2008
- 15.$116 Million
Apr 24, 2013
- 16.€75 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 17.€90 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 18.$97 Million
Apr 22, 2016
- 19.$96 Million
Apr 24, 2018
- 20.$92 Million
Apr 23, 2013
- 21.$90 Million
Apr 21, 2004
- 21.$90 Million
Apr 22, 2017
- 23.€72.4 Million
Apr 21, 2016
- 24.$80 Million
Apr 21, 2010
- 25.€57 Million
Apr 22, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Apr 21, 1987
33 years old
Monday, Apr 21, 1986
34 years old
Monday, Apr 21, 1986
34 years old
Monday, Apr 21, 1986
34 years old
Sunday, Apr 21, 1985
35 years old
Tuesday, Apr 21, 1981
39 years old
Saturday, Apr 21, 1979
41 years old
Thursday, Apr 21, 1977
43 years old
Wednesday, Apr 21, 1954
66 years old
Sunday, Apr 21, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- The American city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
- Two trains are involved in a head-on collision near Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, injuring 116 people.
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 2043 relating to Syrian uprising is adopted.
- The controversial Kharkiv Pact (Russian Ukrainian Naval Base for Gas Treaty) is signed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; it was unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31, 2014.
- Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
- The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis García Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
- Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
- The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that detonates in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, killing 106 people.
- The compound of the militant group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord surrenders to federal authorities in Arkansas after a two-day government siege.
- Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
- Annie opens on Broadway.
- Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Thiệu flees Saigon, as Xuân Lộc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
- A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
- Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
- The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
- A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg) of radioactive plutonium in its SNAP RTG power source is widely dispersed.
- The first election of the Universal House of Justice is held, marking its establishment as the supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith.
- The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.
- Brasília, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 09:30, the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
- Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 relating to Kashmir conflict is adopted.
- World War II: Soviet forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
- The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).
- Al-Baqi cemetery, former site of the mausoleum of four Shi'a Imams, is leveled to the ground by Wahhabis.
- World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
- Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz.
- Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports. When the U.S. Congress issued a declaration of war on April 25, it declared that a state of war had existed from this date.
- Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen bolt-action rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
- Australian labour movement: Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne march from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day.
- Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- Benderli Ali Pasha arrives in Constantinople as the new Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire; he remains in power for only nine days before being sent into exile.
- Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.
- Action of 21 April 1806: A French frigate escapes British forces off the coast of South Africa.
- Twelve thousand Wahhabis under Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad, invaded city of Karbala, killed over three thousand inhabitants, and sacked the city.
- Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
- The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok, is founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
- The Wignacourt Aqueduct is inaugurated in Malta.
- The last ruler of the Lodi dynasty, Ibrahim Lodi is defeated and killed by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat.
- Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
- The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics.
- Welsh siege of Rhuddlan Castle lifted by English force led by future, Amadeus V, Count of Savoy.
- The Diocese of Pisa is elevated to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Urban II
- The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardons from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations.
- 43 BC
- Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
- 753 BC
- Romulus founds Rome (traditional date).
Births On This Day
- Mitchell Weiser, German footballer
- Isco, Spanish footballer
- Rene Santos, Brazilian footballer
- Joc Pederson, American baseball player
- Aleksandar Prijović, Swiss footballer
- Tatyana McFadden, Russian-American sprinter and skier
- Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer
- Jencarlos Canela, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
- Adam Rooney, Irish footballer
- Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
- Eric Devendorf, American basketball player
- Leroy George, Dutch footballer
- Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian singer
- Audra Cohen, American tennis player
- Alexander Edler, Swedish ice hockey player
- Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player
- Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer
- Shayna Fox, American voice actress
- Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
- Marco Donadel, Italian footballer
- Khalif Barnes, American football player
- Micheal Luck, Australian rugby league player
- Carnell Williams, American football player
- Mads Junker, Danish footballer
- Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
- Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tony Romo, American football player
- Virginie Basselot, French chef
- Tobias Linderoth, French-Swedish footballer and coach
- James McAvoy, Scottish actor
- Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
- Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer
- Yuliya Pechonkina, Russian hurdler
- Gyula Koi, Hungarian scholar and educator
- Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
- Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
- Petero Civoniceva, Fijian-Australian rugby league player
- Danyon Loader, New Zealand swimmer
- Maksim Gruznov, Estonian footballer
- Orlando Jordan, American wrestler
- David Peachey, Australian rugby league player
- Steve Backshall, English naturalist, writer, and television presenter
- Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian hurdler and coach
- Richard Chelimo, Kenyan runner (d. 2001)
- Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
- Axl Rotten, American wrestler (d. 2016)
- Michael Turner, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
- Jeff Anderson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Rob Riggle, American actor and comedian
- Nicole Sullivan, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
- John Kibowen, Kenyan runner
- Toby Stephens, English actor
- Peter van Vossen, Dutch footballer and coach
- Emilio Valle, Cuban hurdler
- Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player
- Karen Foster, American model and actress
- Gary Grant, American basketball player
- Thomas Helmer, German footballer
- Fiona Kelleghan, American academic, critic and librarian
- Alex Baumann, Czech-Canadian swimmer
- Ludmila Engquist, Russian-Swedish hurdler
- Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
- John Cameron Mitchell, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Les Lancaster, American baseball player and coach
- Craig Robinson, American basketball player and coach
- Aavo Sarap, Estonian footballer and coach
- Cathy Cavadini, American voice actress
- Carey Hayes, American screenwriter and producer
- Chad Hayes, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Neale Marmon, English-German footballer, coach, and manager
- David Servan-Schreiber, French physician, neuroscientist, and author (d. 2011)
- Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
- Julius Korir, Kenyan runner
- Tim Jacobus, American illustrator and painter
- Olga Kuragina, Russian pentathlete
- Arno Pijpers, Dutch footballer and coach
- Robert Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Andie MacDowell, American model, actress, and producer
- Yoshito Usui, Japanese illustrator (d. 2009)
- Michael Zarnock, American author
- Hervé Le Tellier, French linguist and author
- Jesse Orosco, American baseball player
- Herbert Wetterauer, German painter, sculptor, and author
- Peter Kosminsky, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Phillip Longman, German-American demographer and journalist
- Murathan Mungan, Turkish author, poet, and playwright
- Doug Soetaert, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- James Morrison, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- John Brumby, Australian politician, 45th Premier of Victoria
- Gerald Early, American author and academic
- Cheryl Gillan, British businesswoman and politician, Secretary of State for Wales
- Tony Danza, American actor and producer
- Michael Freedman, American mathematician and academic
- Bob Varsha, American sportscaster
- Steve Vickers, Canadian ice hockey player
- Shivaji Satam, Indian actor
- Patti LuPone, American actress and singer
- Gary Condit, American businessman and politician
- Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2008)
- Josef Flammer, Swiss ophthalmologist
- Dieter Fromm, German runner
- Al Bumbry, American baseball player
- Iggy Pop, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- John Weider, English bass player
- Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan, Indian cricketer and umpire
- Mark Wainberg, Canadian researcher and HIV/AIDS activist (d. 2017)
- Diana Darvey, English actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
- Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand politician, 33rd Prime Minister of New Zealand
- David L. Boren, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Oklahoma
- Jacques Caron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Souleymane Cissé, Malian director, producer, and screenwriter
- John McCabe, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)
- Sister Helen Prejean, American nun, activist, and author
- Reni Santoni, American actor
- Gary Peters, American baseball player
- Ben Zinn, Israeli-born American academic and former international soccer player
- James Dobson, American evangelist, psychologist, and author, founded Focus on the Family
- Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2009)
- Charles Grodin, American actor and talk show host
- Thomas Kean, American academic and politician, 48th Governor of New Jersey
- Edelmiro Amante, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Easley Blackwood, Jr., American pianist, composer, and educator
- Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Iraqi patriarch (d. 2014)
- Bob Grant, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2003)
- Slide Hampton, African-American trombonist and composer
- Elaine May, American actress, comedian, director, and screenwriter
- Angela Mortimer, English tennis player
- Hilda Hilst, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 2004)
- Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)
- Dieter Roth, German-Swiss illustrator and sculptor (d. 1998)
- Jack Taylor, English footballer and referee (d. 2012)
- Jack Evans, Welsh-Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
- Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (d. 1991)
- Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms
- Arthur Rowley, English footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2002)
- Anthony Mason, Australian soldier and judge, 9th Chief Justice of Australia
- John Swinton of Kimmerghame, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire (d. 2018)
- Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (d. 1965)
- John Mortimer, English lawyer and author (d. 2009)
- Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist and screenwriter (d. 1987)
- Allan Watkins, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 2011)
- Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
- Don Cornell, American singer and trumpet player (d. 2004)
- Roger Doucet, Canadian tenor (d. 1981)
- Licio Gelli, Italian financer (d. 2015)
- Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- Estella B. Diggs, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)
- Garrett Hardin, American ecologist, author, and academic (d. 2003)
- Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)
- Angelo Savoldi, Italian-American wrestler and promoter, co-founded International World Class Championship Wrestling (d. 2013)
- Norman Parkinson, English photographer (d. 1990)
- Eve Arnold, Russian-American photojournalist (d. 2012)
- Marcel Camus, French director and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- Ivan Combe, American businessman, developed Clearasil (d. 2000)
- Kemal Satır, Turkish physician and politician (d. 1991)
- Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (d. 1996)
- Jean Hélion, French painter (d. 1987)
- Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (d. 1945)
- Luis Saslavsky, Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Randall Thompson, American composer and academic (d. 1984)
- Maurice Wilson, English soldier, pilot, and mountaineer (d. 1934)
- Romeo Bertini, Italian runner (d. 1973)
- Freddie Dixon, English motorcycle racer and racing driver (d. 1956)
- Marcel Boussac, French businessman (d. 1980)
- Paul Karrer, Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
- Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
- Joe McCarthy, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)
- Tatu Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (d. 1967)
- Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
- Vincent Scotto, French actor and composer (d. 1952)
- Edwin Stanton Porter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1941)
- Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter (d. 1932)
- Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)
- William Stang, German-American bishop (d. 1907)
- Charles Barrois, French geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1939)
- John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author (d. 1914)
- Fredrik Bajer, Danish lieutenant and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)
- Charlotte Brontë, Cornish-English novelist and poet (d. 1855)
- Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, English art collector and philanthropist (d. 1906)
- Alson Sherman, American merchant and politician, 8th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1903)
- John Putnam Chapin, American politician, 10th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1864)
- Manuel Blanco Encalada, Spanish-Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (d. 1876)
- Alexander Anderson, Scottish-American illustrator and engraver (d. 1870)
- Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1862)
- Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait, French engineer, hydrographer, and politician, French Minister of Marine and the Colonies (d. 1807)
- Humphry Repton, English gardener and author (d. 1818)
- Antonín Kammel, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1788)
- Louis de Noailles, French general (d. 1793)
- Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1742)
- John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
- Michel Rolle, French mathematician and academic (d. 1719)
- Joseph Vaz, Sri Lankan priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1711)
- Simon de la Loubère, French mathematician, poet, and diplomat (d. 1729)
- Francesco Maidalchini, Catholic cardinal (d. 1700)
- Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten, Dutch-English painter (d. 1700)
- Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch founder of Cape Town (d. 1677)
- Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1619)
- Marco Antonio Bragadin, Venetian lawyer and military officer (d. 1571)
- Ulrich von Hutten, German religious reformer (d. 1523)
- Sancho VI, king of Navarre (d. 1194)
Deaths On This Day
- Verne Troyer, American actor (b. 1969)
- Nabi Tajima, Japanese supercentenarian, oldest Japanese and Asian person ever, last verified person born in the 19th century (b. 1900)
- Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer (b. 1972)
- Prince, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (b. 1958)
- M. H. Abrams, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1912)
- Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (b. 1959)
- John Moshoeu, South African footballer and manager (b. 1965)
- Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, Indian politician, Governor of Assam (b. 1927)
- Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters, Canadian general (b. 1920)
- Betsy von Furstenberg, German-American actress (b. 1931)
- Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1931)
- Janet Gray Hayes, American politician, 60th Mayor of San Jose (b. 1926)
- George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (b. 1936)
- Win Tin, Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (b. 1930)
- Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1959)
- Shakuntala Devi, Indian mathematician and astrologer (b. 1929)
- Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, author, and educator (b. 1905)
- Gordon D. Gayle, American general and historian (b. 1917)
- Doris Betts, American author and academic (b. 1932)
- Charles Colson, American lawyer and activist, founded Prison Fellowship (b. 1931)
- Albert Falco, French captain and diver (b. 1927)
- Charles Higham, English-American author and poet (b. 1931)
- Jerry Toppazzini, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
- Catharina Halkes, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1920)
- Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
- Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish businessman (b. 1920)
- Kanagaratnam Sriskandan, Sri Lankan-English engineer and civil servant (b. 1930)
- Vivian Maier, American photographer (b. 1926)
- Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1941)
- Johnny Checketts, New Zealand commander and pilot (b. 1912)
- T. K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
- Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)
- Gerry Marshall, English race car driver and journalist (b. 1941)
- Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)
- Nina Simone, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and activist (b. 1933)
- Buddy Rogers, American actor (b. 1904)
- Jean-François Lyotard, French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1924)
- Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-born American engineer and racing driver (b. 1909)
- Dzhokhar Dudayev, Chechen general and politician, 1st President of Ichkeria (b. 1944)
- Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1925)
- Jimmy Snyder, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
- Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (b. 1909)
- Erté, Russian-French illustrator (b. 1892)
- James Kirkwood, Jr., American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1924)
- Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1906)
- Marjorie Eaton, American painter and actress (b. 1901)
- Salah Jahin, Egyptian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1930)
- Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-American fashion designer, created the monokini (b. 1922)
- Tancredo Neves, Brazilian banker and politician, Prime Minister of Brazil (b. 1910)
- Marcel Janco, Romanian-Israeli artist (b. 1895)
- Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian engineer and mountaineer (b. 1943)
- Walter Slezak, Austrian-American actor and singer (b. 1902)
- Alexander Oparin, Russian biochemist and academic (b. 1894)
- Sohrab Sepehri, Iranian poet and painter (b. 1928)
- Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (b.1947)
- Thomas Wyatt Turner, American biologist and academic (b. 1877)
- Gummo Marx, American vaudevillian and talent agent (b. 1893)
- Chic Harley, American football player (b. 1894)
- Arthur Fadden, Australian accountant and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
- Kemal Tahir, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1910)
- François Duvalier, Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (b. 1907)
- Edward Victor Appleton, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1895)
- Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (b. 1897)
- Leslie Banks, American actor, director and producer (b. 1890)
- Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (b. 1887)
- John Maynard Keynes, English economist and philosopher (b. 1883)
- Walter Model, German field marshal (b. 1891)
- Fritz Manteuffel, German gymnast (b. 1875)
- Muhammad Iqbal, Indian-Pakistani philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
- Friedrich Gustav Piffl, Bohemian cardinal (b. 1864)
- Robert Bridges, English poet and author (b. 1844)
- Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (b. 1858)
- Manfred von Richthofen, German captain and pilot (b. 1892)
- Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (b. 1835)
- Vikramatji Khimojiraj, Indian ruler (b. 1819)
- Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish politician (b. 1782)
- Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)
- Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (b. 1765)
- Joseph Winston, American soldier and politician (b. 1746)
- Francesco Zerafa, Maltese architect (b. 1679)
- Thomas Tickell, English poet and author (b. 1685)
- Prince Eugene of Savoy (b. 1663)
- Robert Beverley, Jr., English historian and author (b. 1673)
- Antoine Hamilton, Irish-French soldier and author (b. 1646)
- Philippe de La Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1640)
- Jean Racine, French playwright and poet (b. 1639)
- Jan Boeckhorst, Flemish painter (b. c. 1604)
- Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi, Japanese samurai (b. 1607)
- Sen no Rikyū, Japanese exponent of the tea ceremony (b. 1522)
- Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1519)
- Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1495)
- Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
- John Wittlebury, English politician (b. 1333)
- Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)
- Maria of Montpellier, Lady of Montpellier, Queen of Aragon (b. 1182)
- Peter Abelard, French philosopher and theologian (b. 1079)
- Stephen, Count of Tréguier Breton noblemen (b. c. 1058/62)
- Anselm of Canterbury, Italian-English archbishop and saint (b. 1033)
- Pope Alexander II
- Bajkam, de facto regent of the Abbasid Caliphate
- Bardas, de facto regent of the Byzantine Empire
- Odgar, Frankish archbishop of Mainz
- Liuvigild, king of the Visigoths
- Emperor Xian of Han, Chinese emperor (b. 181)