On This Day in History: April 22
April 22 is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 253 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- NJ man admits running illegal "Pick 6" lottery, evades $65,000 in taxes. A man from Ocean County, New Jersey pleaded guilty to operating an illegal lottery on Tuesday after having drawn in $250,000 in cash proceeds from the scheme.
- Florida considers partial lottery winner anonymity. Florida lawmakers introduced a new bill that could grant lottery winners of $250,000 or more a three-month period of anonymity before their identity is revealed to the public.
- Virginia Lottery March profits took a big hit. The Virginia Lottery is still running during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its March profits dropped 28 percent, according to a new agency report.
- Alabama senator makes one last push for lottery vote before end of legislative session. As the 2016 Alabama legislative session rushes to the finish line, one legislator is pushing for a lottery vote one last time.
- Engaged couple wins $15 million on Mass. Lottery scratch ticket. A Melrose, Massachusetts, man and his fiancee claimed the second $15 million grand prize in the lottery's $30 scratch ticket game on Tuesday.
- Preliminary hearing rescheduled for Tommy Tipton in lottery rigging case. The latest case in a large-scale lottery rigging scheme is headed to the courtroom next week.
- Florida Lottery terminates contracts of three retailers. Three Pompano Beach, Florida, stores that sold lottery tickets violated state law and won’t ever be allowed to sell tickets again, Florida Lottery officials announced Monday.
- $173 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $173 million, with a cash option of $107.7 million.
- Lottery winner donates apartment complex to help families in crisis. Randy Smith, a West Virginia multimillion-dollar lottery winner turned philanthropist, listened Friday to how his donation of an apartment complex is turning into a sustainable community housing program for families in crisis.
- Ontario Lottery recalls 92 tickets. Attention Ontario lottery players: check your tickets -- but not for a winner. You may be holding a bogus entry that can't win a prize.
- New report criticizes Iowa Lottery security. The state ombudsman issued a report Tuesday alleging Iowa Lottery officials have failed to adequately protect the enterprise's customers from fraud and theft by retailers.
- Man claims he's owed Mega Millions in suit against Illinois Lottery. An East St. Louis man says the Illinois Lottery Control Board refused to pay him for a winning lottery ticket.
- Unemployed N.Y. Man Wins $14 Million Lottery. Sporting dark shades, a painted-on goatee, and an NYPD cap pulled down over his eyes, an unemployed New Yorker claimed a $14 million jackpot.
- Republican says Colo. Gov. pressure killed plan to privatize lottery. Republicans are accusing the Colorado governor of pressuring his party's legislators into essentially killing a plan to privatize the lottery.
- $205 million lottery jackpot payoff lures Mega players. Millions of hopeful lottery players will take a chance on the big Mega Millions drawing tonight, the third-largest payoff since Mega Millions started in May 2002.
- Educators Closely Watching N.C. Lottery Bill. School system officials across North Carolina are keeping a watchful eye on Raleigh as the state Senate takes up a lottery bill.
- Lotteries may gamble on Internet. Several states are considering selling lottery tickets on the Internet, a change that could usher in a new era in how such tickets are purchased.
- Mass. Lottery to hire consultant for games being planned. Massachusetts State Lottery officials said they intend to hire a consultant to evaluate the financial impact of several gambling games under consideration, including a virtual horse-racing game run on Keno-style monitors.
- Lottery lightning strikes twice for NJ store owner. Defying the odds, the owner of two New Jersey liquor stores sold winning Jersey Cash 5 tickets twice in two months from his stores in Morris County.
- Scientific Games Reports First Quarter 2004 Results. Scientific Games Corporation today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2004: Revenues Increased 51%; Net Income Increased 80% to $20 million; Earnings per Diluted Share were $0.22.
- Ohio Gambling Proposal Would Allow Cities to Vote on Casinos. Cities could vote on casinos and thousands of electronic slot machines would be installed at Ohio racetracks, under a new legislative proposal that backers hope to put on the November ballot.
- Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $103 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $103 million, with a cash option of $54.4 million.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$277 Million
Apr 23, 2021
- 2.$251 Million
Apr 23, 2016
- 3.$205 Million
Apr 22, 2005
- 4.$192 Million
Apr 23, 2019
- 5.$174 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 6.$173 Million
Apr 25, 2012
- 7.€138 Million
Apr 24, 2018
- 8.€141.11 Million
Apr 22, 2021
- 9.$166 Million
Apr 23, 2010
- 10.€140.76 Million
Apr 23, 2019
- 11.$158 Million
Apr 25, 2018
- 12.$155 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 13.$150 Million
Apr 23, 2014
- 13.$150 Million
Apr 24, 2019
- 15.$125 Million
Apr 23, 2008
- 16.$116 Million
Apr 24, 2013
- 17.$104 Million
Apr 24, 2021
- 18.$103 Million
Apr 24, 2004
- 19.€75 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 20.€90 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 21.$97 Million
Apr 22, 2016
- 22.$96 Million
Apr 24, 2018
- 23.$92 Million
Apr 23, 2013
- 24.$90 Million
Apr 22, 2017
- 25.€73.43 Million
Apr 23, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Apr 22, 1992
29 years old
Friday, Apr 22, 1988
33 years old
Friday, Apr 22, 1988
33 years old
Thursday, Apr 22, 1982
39 years old
Wednesday, Apr 22, 1981
40 years old
Thursday, Apr 22, 1976
45 years old
Monday, Apr 22, 1974
47 years old
Wednesday, Apr 22, 1970
51 years old
Saturday, Apr 22, 1967
54 years old
Saturday, Apr 22, 1967
54 years old
Wednesday, Apr 22, 1959
62 years old
Friday, Apr 22, 1955
66 years old
Thursday, Apr 22, 1954
67 years old
Thursday, Apr 22, 1948
73 years old
Tuesday, Apr 22, 1941
80 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- The 2019 Luzon earthquake kills at least 18 people in the Philippines.
- The Paris Agreement is signed, an agreement to help fight global warming.
- More than 60 people are killed and 80 are seriously injured in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga Province.
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest and charge two men with plotting to disrupt a Toronto area train service in a plot claimed to be backed by Al-Qaeda elements.
- The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.
- Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan's war record.
- Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
- In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami.
- Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria where 93 villagers are killed.
- Eighteen-year-old Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall, Eltham.
- In a series of explosions in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
- The German magazine Stern claims the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
- Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
- The first Earth Day is celebrated.
- British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
- The formation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) is announced at a mass rally in Calcutta.
- Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings begins.
- Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.
- Arab-Israeli War: The port city of Haifa is captured by Jewish forces.
- World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. Five hundred twenty are killed and around eighty escape.
- The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater.
- World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated: Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
- World War II: In Greenland, the Allied Sledge Patrol attack the German Bassgeiger weather station.
- The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
- The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
- The 1906 Intercalated Games, now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.
- Spanish-American War: The USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
- At noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
- The first major league baseball game is played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia.
- The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
- Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston identify Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives of the battle when some of his fellow soldiers mistakenly give away his identity.
- The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: The Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.
- The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island.
- Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues (1,250 kilometres (780 mi)) east of the Moluccas.
- Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.
- Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
- Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne.
Births On This Day
- Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Australian footballer
- Ngani Laumape, New Zealand rugby player
- Marcel Ritzmaier, Austrian footballer
- Kenny Stills, American football player
- Joonas Vaino, Estonian basketball player
- Jordi Murphy, Irish international rugby player
- Braydon Smith, Australian boxer (d. 2015)
- Óscar González, Mexican boxer (d. 2014)
- Machine Gun Kelly, American rapper and actor
- DeJuan Blair, American basketball player
- Jasper Cillessen, Dutch footballer
- Aron Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer
- Dee Gordon, American baseball player
- David Luiz, Brazilian footballer
- David Mateos, Spanish footballer
- Amber Heard, American actress and producer
- Marshawn Lynch, American football player
- Dušan Šakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
- Kristin Fairlie, Canadian actress
- Amelle Berrabah, English singer-songwriter
- Remi Ayodele, American football player
- Sam W. Heads, English-American entomologist and palaeontologist
- Jos Hooiveld, Dutch footballer
- Matt Jones, American football player
- Vangelis Mantzios, Greek footballer
- Kaká, Brazilian footballer
- Cassidy Freeman, American actress and musician
- Joel Monaghan, Australian rugby league player
- David Purcey, American baseball player
- Aidas Reklys, Lithuanian figure skater
- Aleksander Saharov, Estonian footballer
- Noriko Shitaya, Japanese voice actress
- Madis Kallas, Estonian decathlete and activist
- Rafael Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2007)
- Jonathan Trott, South African-English cricketer
- Igor Budan, Croatian footballer
- Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player
- Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
- Courtney Friel, American journalist
- Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
- Quincy Timberlake, Kenyan-Australian activist, engineer, and politician
- Rutledge Wood, American racing analyst and television personality
- Zoltán Gera, Hungarian international footballer and manager
- Daniel Johns, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paul Malakwen Kosgei, Kenyan runner and coach
- David Masters, English cricketer
- Matt Orford, Australian rugby league player
- Jason Stollsteimer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver
- Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
- Dan Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Paul Henderson, Australian footballer
- Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
- Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
- Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
- Anders Nyström, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
- Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-American bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Adem Poric, English-Australian footballer
- Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer and manager
- Sabine Appelmans, Belgian tennis player
- Owen Finegan, Australian rugby player and coach
- Milka Duno, Venezuelan race car driver and engineer
- Sergei Hohlov-Simson, Estonian footballer and manager
- Willie Robertson, American hunter and businessman
- Eric Mabius, American actor
- Spencer Prior, English footballer
- Erkki Bahovski, Estonian journalist
- Dion Dublin, English footballer and sportscaster
- Jo Angel, Australian cricketer
- Bimbo Coles, American basketball player and coach
- Zarley Zalapski, Canadian ice hockey player
- David J. C. MacKay, English physicist, engineer, and academic
- Sherri Shepherd, American actress and talk show panelist
- Harvey Williams, American football player
- Mickey Morandini, American baseball player and manager
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan, American actor
- Miguel Leal, Portuguese footballer and manager
- Nicola Formby, South African model and journalist
- Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey and soccer player (d. 2009)
- Paul Baxter, English footballer
- Rosalind Gill, English sociologist and academic
- Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic weightlifter and strongman
- Danièle Sauvageau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Alo Mattiisen, Estonian composer (d. 1996)
- Ann McKechin, Scottish lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
- Dewey Nicks, American photographer and director
- Lloyd Honeyghan, Jamaican-English boxer
- Mart Laar, Estonian historian and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Estonia
- Randall L. Stephenson, American businessman
- Keith Boanas, English footballer and manager
- Terry Francona, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Catherine Mary Stewart, Canadian actress
- Ryan Stiles, American-Canadian actor and producer
- Donald Tusk, Polish journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Poland
- David Collier, English businessman
- Valeri Bondarenko, Estonian footballer and coach
- Richard Broadbent, English businessman
- François Berléand, French actor
- Dave Loveridge, New Zealand rugby player
- Phil Smith, American basketball player (d. 2002)
- Paul Carrack, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Aivars Kalējs, Latvian organist, composer, and pianist
- Ana María Shua, Argentinian author and poet
- Peter Frampton, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Jancis Robinson, English journalist and critic
- Spencer Haywood, American basketball player
- John Pritchard, English bishop
- Steven L. Bennett, American captain and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1972)
- Paul Davies, English physicist and author
- Louise Harel, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Archy Kirkwood, Baron Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Scottish lawyer and politician
- Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, English economist and academic
- John Waters, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Indian civil servant and politician, 22nd Governor of West Bengal
- Demetrio Stratos, Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
- Steve Fossett, American businessman, pilot, and sailor (d. 2007)
- Doug Jarrett, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)
- Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist
- Keith Crisco, American businessman and politician (d. 2014)
- Janet Evanovich, American author
- Louise Glück, American poet
- John Maples, Baron Maples, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2012)
- Scott W. Williams, American mathematician and professor
- Giorgio Agamben, Italian philosopher and academic
- Mary Prior, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bristol
- Greville Howard, Baron Howard of Rising, English politician
- Mel Carter, American singer and actor
- John Foley, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
- Ray Guy, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Jason Miller, American actor and playwright (d. 2001)
- Theodor Waigel, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of Finance
- Alan Bond, English-Australian businessman (d. 2015)
- Gani Fawehinmi, Nigerian lawyer and activist (d. 2009)
- Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion designer
- Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
- Jack Nicholson, American actor and producer
- Jack Nitzsche, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (d. 2000)
- Glen Campbell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2017)
- Pierre Hétu, Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 1998)
- Christopher Ball, English linguist and academic
- Paul Chambers, African-American bassist and composer (d. 1969)
- Bhama Srinivasan, Indian-American mathematician and academic
- Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American chemist and astronaut (d. 2013)
- John Buchanan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 2019)
- Ronald Hynd, English dancer and choreographer
- Enno Penno, Estonian politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 2016)
- Michael Atiyah, English-Lebanese mathematician and academic (d. 2019)
- Robert Wade-Gery, English diplomat, British High Commissioner to India (d. 2015)
- Laurel Aitken, Cuban-Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
- Charlotte Rae, American actress and singer (d. 2018)
- James Stirling, Scottish architect, designed the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Seeley Historical Library (d. 1992)
- Nam Duck-woo, South Korean politician, 12th Prime Minister of South Korea (d. 2013)
- Peter Kane Dufault, American soldier, pilot, and poet (d. 2013)
- Bettie Page, American model and actress (d. 2008)
- Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- Richard Diebenkorn, American soldier and painter (d. 1993)
- Charles Mingus, American bassist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1979)
- Wolf V. Vishniac, American microbiologist and academic (d. 1973)
- Donald J. Cram, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
- Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2011)
- William Jay Smith, American poet and academic (d. 2015)
- Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
- Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina (d. 2016)
- Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (d. 1992)
- Hanfried Lenz, German mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
- Yehudi Menuhin, American-Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 1999)
- Baldev Raj Chopra, Indian director and producer (d. 2008)
- Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (d. 2002)
- José Quiñones Gonzales, Peruvian soldier and pilot (d. 1941)
- Michael Wittmann, German SS officer (d. 1944)
- Kathleen Ferrier, English operatic singer (d. 1953)
- Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Norman Steenrod, American mathematician and academic (d. 1971)
- Rita Levi-Montalcini, Sephardic Jewish-Italian neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
- Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
- Spyros Markezinis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2000)
- Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
- Eric Fenby, English composer and educator (d. 1997)
- Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (d. 1947)
- Robert Choquette, American-Canadian author, poet, and diplomat (d. 1991)
- J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (d. 1967)
- Nellie Beer, British politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester from 1966 to 1967 (d. 1988)
- Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born novelist and critic (d. 1977)
- Vernon Johns, African-American minister and activist (d. 1965)
- Laura Gilpin, American photographer (d. 1979)
- Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
- Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (d. 1989)
- Nicola Sacco, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1927)
- Richard Glücks, German SS officer (d. 1945)
- Harald Bohr, Danish mathematician and footballer (d. 1951)
- Izidor Cankar, Slovenian historian, author, and diplomat (d. 1958)
- Otto Rank, Austrian-American psychologist and academic (d. 1939)
- Bernhard Gregory, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1939)
- Róbert Bárány, Austrian-Swedish otologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
- Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman (d. 1920)
- Ellen Glasgow, American author (d. 1945)
- Princess Margaret of Prussia (d. 1954)
- Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary and founder of Soviet Russia (d. 1924)
- Ada Rehan, Irish-American actress (d. 1916)
- Ethel Smyth, English composer (d. 1944)
- Henri La Fontaine, Belgian lawyer and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
- William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1912)
- Lewis Powell, American soldier, attempted assassin of William H. Seward (d. 1865)
- Julius Sterling Morton, American journalist and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 1902)
- Emily Davies, British suffragist and educator, co-founder and an early Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge University
- Charles-Denis Bourbaki, French general (d. 1897)
- Solomon Caesar Malan, Swiss-English orientalist (d. 1894)
- Germaine de Staël, French author and political philosopher (d. 1817)
- Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1841)
- James Sullivan, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)
- John Johnson, English architect and surveyor (d. 1814)
- Immanuel Kant, German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1804)
- Paul II Anton, Prince Esterházy, Austrian soldier (d. 1762)
- Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright (d. 1754)
- John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1763)
- Giuseppe Torelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1709)
- Pope Alexander VIII (d. 1691)
- Wilhelm Schickard, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1635)
- Antoine of Navarre (d. 1562)
- Isabella I of Castile (d. 1504)
- Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk (d. 1503)
- Reinhard III, Count of Hanau (1451-1452) (d. 1452)
Deaths On This Day
- Erin Moran, American actress (b. 1960)
- Donna Leanne Williams, Australian writer, artist, and activist (b. 1963)
- Dick Balharry, Scottish environmentalist and photographer (b. 1937)
- Gennadi Vengerov, Belarusian-Russian actor (b. 1959)
- Allen Jacobs, American football player and coach (b. 1941)
- Jovan Krkobabić, Serbian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1930)
- Mohammad Naseem, Pakistani-English activist (b. 1924)
- Werner Potzernheim, German cyclist (b. 1927)
- Oswaldo Vigas, Venezuelan painter (b. 1926)
- Dave Gold, American businessman, founded 99 Cents Only Stores (b. 1932)
- George Stanley Gordon, American businessman (b. 1926)
- Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
- Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist and composer (b. 1930)
- Mike Smith, English footballer (b. 1935)
- Robert Suderburg, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1936)
- J. S. Verma, Indian judge, 27th Chief Justice of India (b. 1933)
- John Amabile, American football player and coach (b. 1939)
- Bill Granger, American author (b. 1941)
- Buzz Potamkin, American director and producer (b. 1945)
- George Rathmann, American chemist, biologist, and businessman (b. 1927)
- Hazel Dickens, American singer-songwriter, bassist and guitarist (b. 1935)
- Richard Barrett, American lawyer and activist (b. 1943)
- Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer, director and photographer (b. 1914)
- Cameron Argetsinger, American race car driver and lawyer (b. 1921)
- Ed Chynoweth, Canadian businessman (b. 1941)
- Juanita Millender-McDonald, American educator and politician (b. 1938)
- Henriette Avram, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1919)
- D'Iberville Fortier, Canadian diplomat (b. 1926)
- Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
- Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)
- Philip Morrison, American physicist and academic (b. 1915)
- Eduardo Paolozzi, Scottish sculptor and artist (b. 1924)
- Jason Dunham, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)
- Pat Tillman, American football player and soldier (b. 1976)
- Felice Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1925)
- James H. Critchfield, American CIA officer (b. 1917)
- Martha Griffiths, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 58th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (b. 1912)
- Mike Larrabee, American runner (b. 1933)
- Linda Lovelace, American porn actress and activist (b. 1949)
- Chan Canasta, Polish-English magician (b. 1920)
- Munir Ahmad Khan, Pakistani nuclear engineer (b. 1926)
- Kitch Christie, South African rugby player and coach (b. 1940)
- Erma Bombeck, American journalist and author (b. 1927)
- Jug McSpaden, American golfer and architect (b. 1908)
- Jane Kenyon, American poet and author (b. 1947)
- Richard Nixon, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (b. 1913)
- Albert Salmi, American actor (b. 1928)
- Emilio G. Segrè, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- Grigori Kuzmin, Russian-Estonian astronomer and academic (b. 1917)
- Irene Rich, American actress (b. 1891)
- Erika Nõva, Estonian architect (b. 1905)
- Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian and author (b. 1907)
- Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and academic (b. 1900)
- Jacques Ferron, Canadian physician and author (b. 1921)
- Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist (b. 1902)
- Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
- Jane Froman, American actress and singer (b. 1907)
- Fritz Strassmann, German chemist and physicist (b. 1902)
- Will Geer, American actor (b. 1902)
- Stephen H. Sholes, American record producer (b. 1911)
- Walt Faulkner, American race car driver (b. 1918)
- Horace Donisthorpe, English myrmecologist and coleopterist (b. 1870)
- Charles Hamilton Houston, American lawyer and academic (b. 1895)
- Charles Middleton, American actor (b. 1874)
- Lionel Atwill, English-American actor (b. 1885)
- Harlan F. Stone, American lawyer and jurist, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1872)
- Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
- Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (b. 1867)
- Nikolaos Roussen, Greek captain (b. 1913)
- Henry Royce, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (b. 1863)
- Ferenc Oslay, Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (b. 1883)
- Henry Lerolle, French painter and art collector (b. 1848)
- André Caplet, French composer and conductor (b. 1878)
- Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Scottish-English merchant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1836)
- Thomas Meik, English engineer, founded Halcrow Group (b. 1812)
- Kostas Krystallis, Greek author and poet (b. 1868)
- Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian businessman and author (b. 1825)
- Édouard Lalo, French violinist and composer (b. 1823)
- James P. Kirkwood, Scottish-American engineer (b. 1807)
- Martín Carrera, Mexican general and president (1855) (b. 1806)
- Nicolás Bravo, Mexican general and politician, 11th President of Mexico (b. 1786)
- Friedrich Robert Faehlmann, Estonian philologist and physician (b. 1798)
- Richard Trevithick, English engineer and explorer (b. 1771)
- Gregory V of Constantinople, Greek patriarch and saint (b. 1746)
- Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (b. 1763)
- James Hargreaves, British inventor (b. 1720)
- Antoine de Jussieu, French botanist and physician (b. 1686)
- Hans Erasmus Aßmann, German poet (b. 1646)
- Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish linguist and poet (b. 1598)
- Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1547)
- Henry of Saxe-Lauenburg, Prince-Archbishop of Bremen, Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück and Paderborn (b. 1550)
- Eleanor of Woodstock, countess regent of Guelders, eldest daughter of King Edward II of England (b. 1318)
- Francis of Fabriano, Italian writer (b. 1251)
- Philip of Poitou, Prince-Bishop of Durham
- Wuzong, Chinese emperor (b. 814)
- Kūkai, Japanese Buddhist monk, founder of Esoteric (Shingon) Buddhism (b. 774)
- Saint Theodore of Sykeon
- Peter III of Raqqa
- Pope Agapetus I
- Pope Caius