On This Day in History: April 24
April 24 is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 251 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Australian couple hid $100,000 lottery ticket in a safe for eight months. A man and a woman from Australia purposefully waited eight months to collect their $100,000 prize and kept their winning ticket hidden away in a safe before making the claim.
- Texas Lottery sales surge amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Lottery revealed that sales of scratch-off tickets surged to $112 million from the previous week's sales of $95 million.
- Masks: The new lottery. A new sort of lottery is brewing in Japan. Electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp. has adopted a new method of selling its popular face masks — via a lottery.
- Canada lotteries changing biggest games to computerized drawings. Starting mid-May, players of Canada's two largest multi-province lottery games will no longer be able to rely on real lottery ball drawings to choose the winning numbers.
- GOP bill would keep Wisconsin lottery winners secret. Two Republican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous.
- Trial set to start for 3 people charged in $2M Hoosier Lottery scam case. A jury trial is scheduled to start Monday in the case of three people accused of trying to bilk the Hoosier Lottery out of $2 million.
- Pennsylvania eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery. Facing huge deficits, Pennsylvania could become the first state to allow both its casinos and lottery to take its games online in a quest for money from new and younger players.
- Study: Seven Ohio residents won the lottery more than 100 times. An analysis of an Ohio Lottery database reveals that seven Ohio residents have won the state lottery more than 100 times in the last three years.
- 3 face charges in Indiana Lottery scam. Three people redeemed a fraudulent Hoosier Lottery ticket worth $2 million, buying a home and several vehicles with the money before police caught on to the scam, court documents allege.
- $2 million Hoosier Lottery winner has to give ex-wife $50,000. A man who won $2 million in the Hoosier Lottery while separated from his wife has to give her only 2.5 percent of the winnings, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
- New Mexico woman wins lottery twice in two weeks. A New Mexico woman is on a lucky streak, winning two major scratch-off prizes in the past two weeks.
- Chicago man wins lottery three times in three weeks. A Chicago man won the same lottery game three times in three weeks, officials announced Wednesday.
- Emotions run hot in NY brothers' $5M lottery ticket trial. By the time the trial of two New York brothers accused of stealing a $5 million lottery ticket finished its third day, emotions had run so hot that the trial judge decided to call it a day.
- Virginia woman wins $1 million lottery twice in the same day. Winning the lottery once in a lifetime is pretty lucky. Winning the lottery twice in the same day? Virginia Fike is one of the few people that can describe that feeling.
- Maryland lottery pays out big in Pick 4 game. The Thursday Pick 4 midday drawing results of 1-0-2-0 paid out more than $1.5 million in prizes, according to the Maryland Lottery.
- Californians to get a full year to claim Mega Millions lottery prizes. Californians who keep their winning Mega Millions lottery tickets in their sock drawers will soon get an additional six months to dig them out and cash them in.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$297 Million
Apr 27, 2021
- 2.$282 Million
Apr 27, 2016
- 3.$212 Million
Apr 26, 2019
- 4.$191 Million
Apr 27, 2010
- 5.$174 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 6.$173 Million
Apr 25, 2012
- 7.€142.46 Million
Apr 24, 2021
- 8.€138 Million
Apr 24, 2018
- 9.€142.21 Million
Apr 27, 2019
- 10.$158 Million
Apr 25, 2018
- 11.$155 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 12.$150 Million
Apr 24, 2019
- 13.$144 Million
Apr 26, 2008
- 14.$116 Million
Apr 24, 2013
- 15.$108 Million
Apr 26, 2016
- 16.$104 Million
Apr 24, 2021
- 17.$103 Million
Apr 24, 2004
- 17.$103 Million
Apr 26, 2013
- 19.$100 Million
Apr 26, 2017
- 20.€75 Million
Apr 24, 2009
- 21.€90 Million
Apr 24, 2020
- 22.$96 Million
Apr 24, 2018
- 23.€68 Million
Apr 25, 2014
- 24.€74.34 Million
Apr 26, 2016
- 25.$82 Million
Apr 24, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Apr 24, 1992
29 years old
Sunday, Apr 24, 1983
38 years old
Sunday, Apr 24, 1977
44 years old
Wednesday, Apr 24, 1974
47 years old
Wednesday, Apr 24, 1968
53 years old
Sunday, Apr 24, 1966
55 years old
Friday, Apr 24, 1964
57 years old
Tuesday, Apr 24, 1956
65 years old
Sunday, Apr 24, 1955
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.
- Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China's Xinjiang results in death of 21 people.
- WikiLeaks starts publishing the Guantanamo Bay files leak.
- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
- The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
- In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is passed into law.
- An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
- STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
- Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
- Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
- China launches Dong Fang Hong I, becoming the fifth nation to put an object into orbit using its own booster.
- The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as its first President.
- Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
- Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily".
- Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.
- Marriage of Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
- Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
- The Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
- Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- World War II: The SBS launches a raid against the garrison of Santorini in Greece.
- Nazi Germany begins its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg.
- Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
- The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
- The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
- World War I: First tank-to-tank combat, during the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. Three British Mark IVs meet three German A7Vs.
- Easter Rising: Irish rebels, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, launch an uprising in Dublin against British rule and proclaim an Irish Republic.
- Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance.
- The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
- The Franck-Hertz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society.
- The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, is opened.
- Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop "Spray".
- American sharpshooter Annie Oakley is hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
- Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
- The great fire in Surat city of India caused more than 500 deaths and destruction of more than 9000 houses.
- The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
- The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.
- Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
- Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League.
- 1183 BC
- Traditional reckoning of the Fall of Troy marking the end of the legendary Trojan War, given by chief librarian of the Library of Alexandria Erastothenes, among others.
- 1479 BC
- Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty).
Births On This Day
- Jerry Jeudy, American football player
- Ryan Newman, American actress
- Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer
- Veronika Kudermetova, Russian tennis player
- Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player
- Jordan Fisher, American singer, dancer, and actor
- Caspar Lee, British-South African Youtuber
- Ben Davies, Welsh international footballer
- Joe Keery, American actor
- Laura Kenny, English cyclist
- Sigrid Agren, French-Swedish model
- Morgan Ciprès, French figure skater
- Batuhan Karadeniz, Turkish footballer
- Kim Tae-ri, South Korean actress
- Jan Veselý, Czech basketball player
- Elīna Babkina, Latvian basketball player
- David Boudia, American diver
- Taja Mohorčič, Slovenian tennis player
- Ben Howard, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kris Letang, Canadian ice hockey player
- Rein Taaramäe, Estonian cyclist
- Jan Vertonghen, Belgian international footballer
- Varun Dhawan, Indian actor
- Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player
- Mike Rodgers, American sprinter
- Hanna Melnychenko, Ukrainian heptathlete
- Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- David Oliver, American hurdler
- Simon Tischer, German volleyball player
- Taylor Dent, American tennis player
- Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer
- Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer
- Karen Asrian, Armenian chess player (d. 2008)
- Diego Quintana, Argentine footballer
- Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Diego Placente, Argentine footballer
- Steve Finnan, Irish international footballer
- Frédéric Niemeyer, Canadian tennis player and coach
- Dejan Savić, Yugoslavian and Serbian water polo player
- Eric Kripke, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Stephen Wiltshire, English illustrator
- Gabby Logan, English gymnast, television and radio host
- Damon Lindelof, American screenwriter and producer
- Brian Marshall, American bass player and songwriter
- Eric Snow, American basketball player and coach
- Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
- Toomas Tohver, Estonian footballer
- Lee Westwood, English golfer
- Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
- Chipper Jones, American baseball player
- Jure Košir, Slovenian skier and singer
- Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer and umpire
- Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
- Rory McCann, Scottish actor
- Eilidh Whiteford, Scottish academic and politician
- Aidan Gillen, Irish actor
- Todd Jones, American baseball player
- Roxanna Panufnik, English composer
- Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Kosovo
- Dino Rađa, Croatian basketball player
- Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan-American baseball player and coach
- Pierre Brassard, Canadian comedian and actor
- Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, coach, and manager
- David Usher, English-Canadian singer-songwriter
- Jeff Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Helga Arendt, German sprinter (d. 2013)
- Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian, actor, and producer
- Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and producer
- Witold Smorawiński, Polish guitarist, composer, and educator
- Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Billy Gould, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Mano Solo, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)
- Clemens Binninger, German politician
- Stuart Pearce, English footballer, coach, and manager
- Steve Roach, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
- Andrew Murrison, English physician and politician, Minister for International Security Strategy
- Paula Yates, British-Australian television host and author (d. 2000)
- Brian Paddick, English police officer and politician
- Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Pakistani-English businessman and politician
- James A. Winnefeld, Jr., American admiral
- Marion Caspers-Merk, German politician
- John de Mol Jr., Dutch businessman, co-founded Endemol
- Eamon Gilmore, Irish trade union leader and politician, 25th Tánaiste of Ireland
- Margaret Moran, British politician and criminal
- Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (d. 1992)
- Michael O'Keefe, American actor
- Bill Osborne, New Zealand rugby player
- Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist, activist, and convicted murderer
- Jack Blades, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Eric Bogosian, American actor and writer
- Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
- Ralph Winter, American film producer
- Ron Arad, Israeli architect and academic
- Christian Bobin, French author and poet
- Nigel Harrison, English bass player and songwriter
- Enda Kenny, Irish educator and politician, 13th Taoiseach of Ireland
- Rob Hyman, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Eddie Hart, American sprinter
- Véronique Sanson, French singer-songwriter and producer
- Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2013)
- Eliana Gil, Ecuadorian-American psychiatrist, therapist, and author
- Josep Borrell, Spanish engineer and politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament
- João Braz de Aviz, Brazilian cardinal
- Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Denise Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician
- Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Doug Christie, Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2013)
- Doug Clifford, American drummer and songwriter
- Peter Cresswell, English judge
- Maarja Nummert, Estonian architect
- Tony Visconti, American record producer, musician and singer
- Richard Sterban, American country & gospel bass singer
- Gordon West, English footballer (d. 2012)
- Richard M. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 54th Mayor of Chicago
- Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, activist, and producer
- Richard Holbrooke, American journalist, banker, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2010)
- John Williams, Australian-English guitarist and composer
- Sue Grafton, American author (d. 2017)
- Joe Henderson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2001)
- David Crombie, Canadian educator and politician, 56th Mayor of Toronto
- Jill Ireland, English actress (d. 1990)
- Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (d. 2015)
- Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, and dancer
- Abdelhamid Kermali, Algerian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Bridget Riley, English painter and illustrator
- Jerome Callet, American instrument designer, educator, and author (d. 2019)
- Richard Donner, American actor, director, and producer
- José Sarney, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 31st President of Brazil
- Dr. Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2006)
- Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2020)
- Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (d. 2008)
- Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (d. 2012)
- Josy Barthel, Luxembourgian runner and politician, Luxembourgian Minister for Energy (d. 1992)
- Marilyn Erskine, American actress
- Thorbjörn Fälldin, Swedish farmer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2016)
- Franco Leccese, Italian sprinter (d. 1992)
- Clement Freud, German-English radio host, academic, and politician (d. 2009)
- Ruth Kobart, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
- Gus Bodnar, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)
- Doris Burn, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
- Marc-Adélard Tremblay, Canadian anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)
- Gino Valenzano, Italian race car driver (d. 2011)
- David Blackwell, American mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
- Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (d. 2013)
- Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2002)
- William Castle, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
- Phil Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1991)
- Justin Wilson, American chef and author (d. 2001)
- Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
- Ruth Osburn, American discus thrower (d. 1994)
- Marceline Day, American actress (d. 2000)
- Inga Gentzel, Swedish runner (d. 1991)
- Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor (d. 1963)
- Gabriel Figueroa, Mexican cinematographer (d. 1997)
- William Joyce, American-born Irish-British Nazi propaganda broadcaster (d. 1946)
- Mimi Smith, English nurse (d. 1991)
- Al Bates, American long jumper (d. 1999)
- Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (d. 1989)
- Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (d. 1997)
- José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician, founded the Falange (d. 1936)
- Elizabeth Goudge, English author and educator (d. 1984)
- Oscar Zariski, Russian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)
- Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican colonel and politician, 45th President of Mexico (d. 1955)
- Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist, anthropologist, and engineer (d. 1941)
- Stafford Cripps, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1952)
- Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and academic (d. 1924)
- Pe Maung Tin, Burma-based scholar and educator (d. 1973)
- Denys Finch Hatton, English hunter (d. 1931)
- Thomas Cronan, American triple jumper (d. 1962)
- Con Walsh, Irish-Canadian hammer thrower and footballer (d. 1961)
- Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish-English air marshal (d. 1970)
- Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer and businessman, developed the zipper (d. 1954)
- Josef Müller, Croatian entomologist (d. 1964)
- Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian-American circus performer (d. 1984)
- Jean Crotti, Swiss-French painter (d. 1958)
- Erich Raeder, German admiral (d. 1960)
- Sandy Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1944)
- Tomitaro Makino, Japanese botanist (d. 1957)
- Queen Marau, last Queen of Tahiti (d.1935)
- Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (d. 1951)
- Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
- Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, Mexican politician, President of Mexico (d. 1889)
- Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1882)
- Peter Vivian Daniel, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1860)
- Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman and engineer, invented the power loom (d. 1823)
- Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-English painter and educator (d. 1784)
- Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1780)
- John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (d. 1674)
- Gaston, Duke of Orléans, third son of King Henry IV of France (d. 1660)
- Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)
- Xu Guangqi, Ming Dynasty Chinese politician, scholar and lay Catholic leader (d. 1633)
- Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, English Earl (d. 1581)
- Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (d. 1587)
- William I of Orange, founding father of the Netherlands (d. 1584)
- Thomas Lucy, English politician (d. 1600)
- Sabina of Bavaria, Bavarian duchess and noblewoman (d. 1564)
- Ramiro II of Aragon (d. 1157)
Deaths On This Day
- Harold Reid, bass singer for The Statler Brothers (b. 1939)
- Robert Pirsig, American author and philosopher (b. 1928)
- Tommy Kono, American weightlifter and coach (b. 1930)
- Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1922)
- Hans Hollein, Austrian architect, designed Haas House (b. 1934)
- Sandy Jardine, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1948)
- Shobha Nagi Reddy, Indian politician (b. 1968)
- Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1921)
- Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philanthropist (b. 1926)
- Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, and saxophonist, and composer (b. 1921)
- Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
- Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi and author (b. 1914)
- Ezer Weizman, Israeli general and politician, 7th President of Israel (b. 1924)
- Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
- José Giovanni, French-Swiss director and producer (b. 1923)
- Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded Estée Lauder Companies (b. 1906)
- Nüzhet Gökdoğan, Turkish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1910)
- Lucien Wercollier, Luxembourgian sculptor (b. 1908)
- Josef Peters, German race car driver (b. 1914)
- Johnny Valentine, American wrestler (b. 1928)
- Allan Francovich, American director and producer (b. 1941)
- Pat Paulsen, American comedian and activist (b. 1927)
- Eugene Stoner, American engineer, designed the AR-15 rifle (b. 1922)
- Lodewijk Bruckman, Dutch painter (b. 1903)
- Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer and activist (b. 1917)
- Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese philosopher and theorist (b. 1917)
- Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish author (b. 1891)
- Erol Güngör, Turkish sociologist, psychologist, and academic (b. 1938)
- Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
- Ville Ritola, Finnish runner (b. 1896)
- Alejo Carpentier, Swiss-Cuban musicologist and author (b. 1904)
- Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (b. 1890)
- Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
- Bud Abbott, American comedian and producer (b. 1895)
- Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892)
- Otis Spann, American singer and pianist (b. 1930)
- Walter Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
- Vladimir Komarov, Russian pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1927)
- Robert Richards, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of South Australia (b. 1885)
- Simon Chikovani, Georgian poet and author (b. 1902)
- Louise Dresser, American actress (b. 1878)
- Gerhard Domagk, German pathologist and bacteriologist (b. 1895)
- Milt Franklyn, American composer (b. 1897)
- Lee Moran, American actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
- Max von Laue, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
- Guy Mairesse, French race car driver (b. 1910)
- Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer (b. 1863)
- Hans Biebow, German SS officer (b. 1902)
- Willa Cather, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1873)
- Ernst-Robert Grawitz, German physician (b. 1899)
- Charles Jordan, American magician (b. 1888)
- Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (b. 1874)
- Karin Boye, Swedish author and poet (b. 1900)
- Louis Trousselier, French cyclist (b. 1881)
- George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
- Anastasios Papoulas, Greek general (b. 1857)
- David Kldiashvili, Georgian author and playwright (b. 1862)
- G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist and academic (b. 1844)
- Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, German field marshal (b. 1800)
- Zulma Carraud, French author (b. 1796)
- Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1783)
- Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1719)
- Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and academic, founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
- Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman and translator (b. 1683)
- Daniel Defoe, English journalist, novelist, and spy (b. 1660)
- Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
- Fidelis of Sigmaringen, German friar and saint (b. 1577)
- Concino Concini, Italian-French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1575)
- Şehzade Ahmet, Ottoman prince (b. 1465)
- Jorge Manrique, Spanish poet (b. 1440)
- Theodore I, Marquess of Montferrat (b. 1291)
- Gertrude of Austria (b. 1226)
- Petronille de Chemillé, abbess of Fontevrault
- Mellitus, saint and archbishop of Canterbury