On This Day in History: April 23
April 23 is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 252 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- UK man celebrates £58 million EuroMillions jackpot win. A United Kingdom man who won a £58 million (US$71.6 million) lottery jackpot celebrated by having a beer with his brothers — at a 6-foot distance.
- Wisconsin man, 24, claims $768.4M Powerball lottery jackpot. The winner of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $768.4 million has been revealed. He is 24-year-old Manuel Franco of West Allis.
- Inexperienced lottery player's confusion leads to $150,000 prize. A novice lottery player in Oregon who ended up confused while trying to buy a Powerball ticket had his inexperience pay off when he won $150,000.
- Illinois Lottery sells tickets for instant games after top prizes are gone. Illinois' practice of keeping some scratch-off games on the market indefinitely after top prizes have been awarded stands in contrast to other states, whose lotteries are required to pull a game within a specific time frame once the last remaining top prize has been claimed.
- Leftover lottery tickets turned into stunning living room art. Artists in New York City turned $70,000 worth of used lottery tickets into a recycled masterpiece.
- Alabama Legislature seems unlikely to approve lottery. Like buying a Powerball ticket, establishing an Alabama lottery seems more likely to end in grief than gain.
- Alabama woman claims $80 million Powerball jackpot. An Alabama woman has claimed her prize from the winning Powerball ticket sold in North Escambia, Florida, on April 11.
- Texas House reconsiders vote to abolish lottery commission. The Texas House reversed itself Tuesday and tentatively passed a bill that allows the Texas Lottery Commission to continue operating for another 12 years.
- NY brothers' $5 million lottery theft trial enters second day. The trial of two brothers accused of trying to claim $5 million in winnings off a stolen lottery ticket started Monday at 1:00 pm in Onondaga County Court, in Syracuse, New York.
- Texas House votes to abolish state lottery. The Texas House voted 81-65 to abolish the state lottery Tuesday, which would strip more than $1 billion a year from public schools.
- One ticket wins historic Jersey Cash 5 jackpot. One winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket worth $1,930,747 was sold in Middlesex County, New Jersey, for the Monday, April 22 drawing.
- Few major lottery jackpot winners get chance to be anonymous. Kansas and Maryland are two of only six states that allow lottery winners' names to remain secret.
- Man threw away $153,000 lottery ticket. A British postal worker said his marriage ended and he has become a laughing stock at work because he threw away a $153,000 scratch-off lottery ticket.
- Lottery Winner's Plans? Paying the Bills. A Missouri man who won a $258 million Powerball jackpot and plans to use some of the money to pay bills, replace his two missing front teeth and take his children to Disney World said he hasn't decided whether he'll quit his job at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket.
- Store clerk is winner of $258.5M Powerball lottery jackpot. The winning ticket for the biggest jackpot in Missouri history was sold at a convenience store in Marshall, and a store official said Thursday that the winner is a clerk who works at the store.
- Mass. lottery store is success story. Ted's Stateline Mobil is the King Kong of Massachusetts Lottery agents, having sold $12.6 million worth of lottery tickets in 2007 -- the most of any store in the state.
- Colorado Lottery director to retire. After 4 years on the job, Margaret "Peggy" Gordon is retiring as director of the Colorado Lottery.
- Only 1 day left to claim $19M N.J. Lottery jackpot. The winner of a $19 million New Jersey Lottery jackpot for last year's April 24 Pick 6 Lotto drawing has until Tuesday to claim the prize, lottery officials said.
- Indiana Lottery privatization on hold. Gov. Mitch Daniels said Friday he is putting off but not giving up on his hopes of privatizing the Hoosier Lottery and wants a yearlong, statewide "conversation" on how best to spend the $2 billion or more the lease could bring.
- S.C. may ban illegal aliens from claiming lottery prizes. South Carolina State Rep. John Graham Altman filed a bill in February to prohibit illegal aliens from collecting South Carolina lottery winnings.
- Lucky store! So who's the Florida Lotto winner?. A steady stream of customers has been coming through the Cumberland Farms store in Port St. Lucie, Florida, buying potato chips and gum -- and trading rumors.
- Sales for new Texas Lotto starts today. Last night's $32 million jackpot Lotto Texas drawing was the last for the much-loathed little guy, who proved unpopular with players.
- N.C. Lottery sales on target. The North Carolina lottery needs to generate $3.3 million per day to hit the target $420 million sought annually to help pay for education projects around the state.
- New Oregon Lottery Game Causing Problems. This is the latest Oregon Lottery game called "Click and Play" could be dangerous to your computer.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$251 Million
Apr 23, 2016
- 2.$192 Million
Apr 23, 2019
- 3.$174 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 4.$173 Million
Apr 25, 2012
- 5.€138 Million
Apr 24, 2018
- 6.$166 Million
Apr 23, 2010
- 7.€140.76 Million
Apr 23, 2019
- 8.$158 Million
Apr 25, 2018
- 9.$155 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 10.$150 Million
Apr 23, 2014
- 10.$150 Million
Apr 24, 2019
- 12.$125 Million
Apr 23, 2008
- 13.$116 Million
Apr 24, 2013
- 14.$108 Million
Apr 26, 2016
- 15.$103 Million
Apr 24, 2004
- 16.$100 Million
Apr 26, 2017
- 17.€75 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 18.€90 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 19.$96 Million
Apr 24, 2018
- 20.€68 Million
Apr 25, 2014
- 21.$92 Million
Apr 23, 2013
- 22.€73.43 Million
Apr 23, 2016
- 23.$82 Million
Apr 24, 2010
- 24.$81 Million
Apr 25, 2000
- 25.$76 Million
Apr 24, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Apr 23, 1991
29 years old
Thursday, Apr 23, 1987
33 years old
Thursday, Apr 23, 1987
33 years old
Tuesday, Apr 23, 1985
35 years old
Saturday, Apr 23, 1983
37 years old
Monday, Apr 23, 1973
47 years old
Monday, Apr 23, 1973
47 years old
Wednesday, Apr 23, 1969
51 years old
Saturday, Apr 23, 1966
54 years old
Friday, Apr 23, 1965
55 years old
Thursday, Apr 23, 1964
56 years old
Saturday, Apr 23, 1960
60 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A vehicle-ramming attack kills 10 people and injures 16 in Toronto. A 25-year-old suspect, Alek Minassian is arrested.
- At least 28 people are killed and more than 70 are injured as violence breaks out in Hawija, Iraq.
- The first ever YouTube video, titled "Me at the zoo", was published by user "jawed".
- Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
- Sri Lankan politician Lalith Athulathmudali is assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province.
- Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
- Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.
- Fighting breaks out in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police's Special Patrol Group; protester Blair Peach receives fatal injuries during the incident, now officially attributed to the SPG.
- Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacre approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
- Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
- Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit.
- Algiers putsch by French generals.
- Cold War: American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
- Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy.
- Manuel Roxas is elected the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
- World War II: Adolf Hitler's designated successor, Hermann Göring, sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich. Martin Bormann and Joseph Goebbels advise Hitler that the telegram is treasonous.
- World War II: Baedeker Blitz: German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.
- World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
- The Rhythm Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
- The Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
- Cardiff City defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England.
- The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara. The assembly denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces the preparation of a temporary constitution.
- World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
- First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, in Chicago.
- Fire burns down the second main building and dome of the University of Notre Dame, which prompts the construction of the third, and current, Main Building with its golden dome.
- The Second Serbian Uprising: A second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.
- King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
- Treaty of Oliva is established between Sweden and Poland.
- The Siege of Santo Domingo begins during the Anglo-Spanish War, and fails seven days later.
- The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston.
- Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
- The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot (regarding the ingredients of beer) is signed in Ingolstadt.
- The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St. George's Day.
- St. George's Night Uprising commences in the Duchy of Estonia.
- Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as King of England.
- Battle of Clontarf: High King of Ireland Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
- Dagobert III succeeds his father King Childebert III as King of the Franks.
- Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik'nal and sacking the city.
- 215 BC
- A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
Births On This Day
- Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince of the United Kingdom
- Gigi Hadid, American fashion model and television personality
- Patrick Olsen, Danish footballer
- Nathan Baker, English footballer
- Caleb Johnson, American singer-songwriter
- Paul Vaughan, Australian-Italian rugby league player
- Dev Patel, English actor
- Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player
- Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer
- Alistair Brownlee, English triathlete
- Signe Ronka, Canadian figure skater
- Lenka Wienerová, Slovak tennis player
- Michael Arroyo, Ecuadorian footballer
- John Boye, Ghanaian footballer
- Emily Fox, American basketball player
- Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater
- Alysia Montaño, American runner
- Rafael Fernandes, Brazilian baseball player
- Angel Locsin, Filipino actress, producer, and fashion designer
- Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player
- Jesse Lee Soffer, American actor
- Daniela Hantuchová, Slovak tennis player
- Ian Henderson, English rugby league player
- Carl Higbie, American Navy SEAL, author, and political commentator
- Tony Sunshine, American singer-songwriter
- Barry Hawkins, English snooker player
- Jaime King, American actress and model
- Joanna Krupa, Polish-American model and television personality
- Samppa Lajunen, Finnish skier
- Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopian runner
- John Cena, American professional wrestler and actor
- Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
- David Kidwell, New Zealand rugby league player and coach
- Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
- John Oliver, English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Kal Penn, Indian-American actor
- Bram Schmitz, Dutch cyclist
- Lee Young-pyo, South Korean footballer
- Aaron Dessner, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Darren Huckerby, English footballer
- Bobby Shaw, American football player
- Carlos Dengler, American bass player
- Michael Kerr, New Zealand-German rugby player
- Patrick Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player
- Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet and playwright
- Peter Dench, English photographer and journalist
- Amira Medunjanin, singer from Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Uli Herzner, German-American fashion designer
- Egemen Bağış, Turkish politician, 1st Minister of European Union Affairs
- Dennis Culp, American singer-songwriter and trombonist
- Andrew Gee, Australian rugby league player and manager
- Hans Välimäki, Finnish chef and author
- Tayfur Havutçu, Turkish international footballer and manager
- Martín López-Zubero, American-Spanish swimmer and coach
- Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
- Richard Wolstencroft, Australian director and producer
- Bas Haring, Dutch philosopher, writer, television presenter and professor.
- Ken McRae, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, Oklahoma City bombing co-perpetrator (d. 2001)
- Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball player
- Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
- Jörg Deisinger, German bass player
- Matt Freeman, American bass player (Rancid and Operation Ivy)
- Lembit Oll, Estonian chess Grandmaster (d. 1999)
- Leni Robredo, Filipina activist, 14th Vice President of the Philippines
- Gianandrea Noseda, Italian pianist and conductor
- Paul Belmondo, French race car driver
- Robby Naish, American windsurfer
- John Hannah, Scottish actor and producer
- Shaun Spiers, English businessman and politician
- George Lopez, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
- Pierluigi Martini, Italian race car driver
- Steve Clark, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 1991)
- Barry Douglas, Irish pianist and conductor
- Léo Jaime, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Unity Dow, Botswanan judge, author, and rights activist
- Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
- Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic composer and producer
- Ryan Walter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer, and art director
- Jan Hooks, American actress and comedian (d. 2014)
- Judy Davis, Australian actress
- Tony Miles, English chess player (d. 2001)
- Urmas Ott, Estonian journalist and author (d. 2008)
- Stephen Dalton, English air marshal
- Michael Moore, American director, producer, and activist
- James Russo, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Narada Michael Walden, African-American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
- Martin Bayerle, American treasure hunter
- Rowley Leigh, English chef and journalist
- Barbara McIlvaine Smith, Sac and Fox Nation Native American politician
- Paul Collier, English economist and academic
- David Cross, English violinist
- John Miles, British rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist
- Pascal Quignard, French author and screenwriter
- Serge Thériault, Canadian actor
- Robert Burgess, English sociologist and academic
- Glenn Cornick, English bass player (Jethro Tull) (d. 2014)
- Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish republican activist; co-founder, Irish Republican Socialist Party (1974); British MP Mid Ulster (1969-74)
- Blair Brown, American actress
- Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (d. 2014)
- Jean-François Stévenin, French actor and director
- Gail Goodrich, American basketball player and coach
- Tony Esposito, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
- Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter
- Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)
- Sandra Dee, American model and actress (d. 2005)
- Jacqueline Boyer, French singer and actress
- Arie den Hartog, Dutch road bicycle racer (d. 2018)
- Paavo Lipponen, Finnish journalist and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Finland
- Michael Lynne, American film producer, co-founded New Line Cinema
- Ed Stewart, English radio and television host (d. 2016)
- Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer and engineer (d. 2016)
- Michael Copps, American academic and politician
- Dale Houston, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
- Michael Kadosh, Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2014)
- Jorge Fons, Mexican director and screenwriter
- Bill Hagerty, English journalist
- Lee Majors, American actor
- Ray Peterson, American pop singer (d. 2005)
- Victoria Glendinning, English author and critic
- David Mills, English cricketer (d. 2013)
- Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (d. 2001)
- Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
- George Canseco, Filipino composer and producer (d. 2004)
- Annie Easley, African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 2011)
- Halston, American fashion designer (d. 1990)
- Jim Fixx, American runner and author (d. 1984)
- Michael Bowen, Gibraltarian-English archbishop
- George Steiner, French-American philosopher, author, and critic
- Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (d. 2014)
- J.P. Donleavy, American-Irish novelist and playwright (d. 2017)
- Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (d. 1990)
- Chuck Harmon, American baseball player and scout
- Bobby Rosengarden, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2007)
- Dolph Briscoe, American lieutenant and politician, 41st Governor of Texas (d. 2010)
- Avram Davidson, American soldier and author (d. 1993)
- Cleto Bellucci, Italian archbishop (d. 2013)
- Janet Blair, American actress and singer (d. 2007)
- Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
- Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, English businessman (d. 2018)
- Oleg Penkovsky, Russian colonel (d. 1963)
- Maurice Druon, French author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- Dorian Leigh, American model (d. 2008)
- Tony Lupien, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)
- Yiannis Moralis, Greek painter and educator (d. 2009)
- Sinah Estelle Kelley, African-American chemist (d. 1982)
- Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer, academic, and businessman (d. 2000)
- Diosa Costello, Puerto Rican-American entertainer, producer and club owner (d. 2013)
- Ronald Neame, English-American director, cinematographer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)
- Myron Waldman, American animator and director (d. 2006)
- Lee Miller, American model and photographer (d. 1977)
- Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor, designed the Wotruba Church (d. 1975)
- Cliff Bricker, Canadian runner (d. 1980)
- Louis Muhlstock, Polish-Canadian painter (d. 2001)
- Duncan Renaldo, American actor (d. 1985)
- Guy Simonds, English-Canadian general (d. 1974)
- Halldór Laxness, Icelandic author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
- E. B. Ford, English biologist and geneticist (d. 1988)
- Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1959)
- Joseph Green, Polish-American actor and director (d. 1996)
- Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
- Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (d. 1982)
- Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)
- Folke Jansson, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1965)
- Lester B. Pearson, Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
- Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author and director (d. 1982)
- Frank Borzage, American actor and director (d. 1952)
- Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (d. 1942)
- Georges Vanier, Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (d. 1967)
- Albert Coates, English composer and conductor (d. 1953)
- Michel Fokine, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1942)
- Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian and author (d. 1925)
- Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
- Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)
- Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, English field marshal and diplomat, British High Commissioner in Egypt (d. 1936)
- John Peltz, American baseball player and manager (d. 1906)
- Justinian Oxenham, Australian public servant (d. 1932)
- Max Planck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
- Pandita Ramabai, Indian social reformer (d. 1922)
- Ethel Smyth, English composer (d. 1944)
- Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (d. 1919)
- Granville Woods, American inventor and engineer (d. 1910)
- Winthrop M. Crane, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)
- Edward Stafford, Scottish-New Zealand educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1901)
- James Anthony Froude, English historian, novelist, biographer and editor (d. 1894)
- Stephen A. Douglas, American educator and politician, 7th Illinois Secretary of State (d. 1861)
- Frédéric Ozanam, Italian-French historian and scholar (d. 1853)
- Frederick Whitaker, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1891)
- Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz, German philosopher and academic (d. 1879)
- Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar and author (d. 1856)
- Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
- James Buchanan, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)
- Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
- Princess Charlotte Amalie Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön (d. 1770)
- Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi and author (d. 1797)
- Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer and conductor (d. 1797)
- Issachar Berend Lehmann, German-Jewish banker, merchant and diplomat (d. 1730)
- Johannes Hudde, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1704)
- William Penn, English admiral and politician (d. 1670)
- Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (d. 1653)
- William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet (d. 1616)
- Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
- Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel, Chancellor of the University of Oxford (d. 1580)
- Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian and academic (d. 1565)
- Johann Stumpf, Swiss writer (d. 1576)
- Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician and scholar (d. 1558)
- Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1505)
- Robert Fayrfax, English Renaissance composer (d. 1521)
- George of Poděbrady, King of Bohemia (d. 1471)
- John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford (d. 1462)
- Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
- Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165)
Deaths On This Day
- Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (b. 1915)
- Banharn Silpa-archa, Thai politician, Prime Minister from 1995-1996 (b. 1932)
- Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (b. 1944)
- Ray Jackson, Australian activist (b. 1941)
- Pierre Claude Nolin, Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Canadian Senate (b. 1950)
- Jim Steffen, American football player (b. 1936)
- Francis Tsai, American author and illustrator (b. 1967)
- Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (b. 1946)
- Michael Glawogger, Austrian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1959)
- Jaap Havekotte, Dutch speed skater and producer of ice skates (b. 1912)
- Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (b. 1911)
- F. Michael Rogers, American general (b. 1921)
- Mark Shand, English conservationist and author (b. 1951)
- Patric Standford, English composer and educator (b. 1939)
- Bob Brozman, American guitarist (b. 1954)
- Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (b. 1943)
- Tony Grealish, English footballer (b. 1956)
- Antonio Maccanico, Italian banker and politician (b. 1924)
- Frank W. J. Olver, English-American mathematician and academic (b. 1924)
- Kathryn Wasserman Davis, American philanthropist and scholar (b. 1907)
- Lillemor Arvidsson, Swedish trade union leader and politician, 34th Governor of Gotland (b. 1943)
- Billy Bryans, Canadian drummer, songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
- Chris Ethridge, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1947)
- Raymond Thorsteinsson, Canadian geologist and paleontologist (b. 1921)
- LeRoy T. Walker, American football player and coach (b. 1918)
- James Casey, English comedian, radio scriptwriter and producer (b. 1922)
- Tom King, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)
- Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill, English businessman and politician (b. 1921)
- Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of State (b. 1924)
- John Sullivan, English screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)
- Peter Porter, Australian-born British poet (b. 1929)
- Paul Erdman, Canadian-American economist and author (b. 1932)
- David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)
- Peter Randall, English sergeant (b. 1930)
- Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (b. 1931)
- Phil Walden, American record producer and manager, co-founder of Capricorn Records (b. 1940)
- Joh Bjelke-Petersen, New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)
- Robert Farnon, Canadian-English trumpet player, composer and conductor (b. 1917)
- Al Grassby, Australian journalist and politician (b. 1928)
- John Mills, English actor (b. 1908)
- Romano Scarpa, Italian author and illustrator (b. 1927)
- Earl Wilson, American baseball player, coach and educator (b. 1934)
- Herman Veenstra, Dutch water polo player (b. 1911)
- Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer (b. 1910)
- Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 172nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1907)
- James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1928)
- Thanassis Skordalos, Greek singer-songwriter and lyra player (b. 1920)
- Denis Compton, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1918)
- Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (b. 1913)
- P. L. Travers, Australian-English author and actress (b. 1899)
- Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian farmer and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1895)
- Howard Cosell, American lawyer and journalist (b. 1918)
- Riho Lahi, Estonian journalist (b. 1904)
- John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (b. 1904)
- Cesar Chavez, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers (b. 1927)
- Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Tanka Prasad Acharya, Nepalese politician, 27th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1912)
- Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
- Paulette Goddard, American actress (b. 1910)
- Harold Arlen, American composer (b. 1905)
- Jim Laker, English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1922)
- Otto Preminger, Ukrainian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1906)
- Sam Ervin, American lawyer and politician (b. 1896)
- Frank Farrell, Australian rugby league player and policeman (b. 1916)
- Red Garland, American pianist (b. 1923)
- Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (b. 1908)
- Josep Pla, Catalan journalist and author (b. 1897)
- George Ohsawa, Japanese founder of the Macrobiotic diet (b. 1893)
- George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (b. 1891)
- Bak Jungyang, Korean politician
- Jules Berry, French actor and director (b. 1883)
- Charles G. Dawes, American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1865)
- Teresa de la Parra, French-Venezuelan author (b. 1889)
- Rupert Brooke, English poet (b. 1887)
- Alferd Packer, American prospector (b. 1842)
- Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (b. 1823)
- Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (b. 1815)
- Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French author and critic (b. 1808)
- William Wordsworth, English poet and author (b. 1770)
- Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French admiral and explorer (b. 1768)
- Georgios Karaiskakis, Greek general (b. 1780)
- Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French lawyer and politician (b. 1721)
- Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (b. 1741)
- Solomon I of Imereti (b. 1735)
- James Abercrombie, Scottish general and politician (b. 1706)
- Margaret Fell, English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1614)
- Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet and author (b. 1621)
- Maurice, Prince of Orange (b. 1567)
- Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian historian and author (b. 1539)
- William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet (b. 1564)
- Boris Godunov, Russian ruler (b. 1551)
- Gaspara Stampa, Italian poet (b. 1523)
- Domenico della Rovere, Catholic cardinal (b. 1442)
- Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326)
- Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford, English politician and nobleman (b. c. 1338)
- Joan of Acre (b. 1272)
- Aegidius of Assisi, companion of Saint Francis of Assisi
- Inge II of Norway (b. 1185)
- Zhu Xi, Chinese philosopher (b. 1130)
- Béla III of Hungary (b. c.1148)
- Minamoto no Tametomo, Japanese samurai (b. 1139)
- Adeliza of Louvain (b. 1103)
- Alexander I of Scotland (b. 1078)
- Æthelred the Unready, English son of Edgar the Peaceful (b. 968)
- Brian Boru, Irish king (b. 941)
- Adalbert of Prague, Czech bishop, missionary, and saint (b. 956)
- Ekkehard II, Swiss monk and abbot
- Wichmann the Elder, Saxon nobleman
- Yang Shihou, Chinese general
- Æthelred of Wessex (b. 837)
- Wihtred of Kent (b. 670)
- Childebert III, Frankish king (b. 670)
- Saint George, Roman soldier and martyr (b. 275)