On This Day in History: April 25
April 25 is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 250 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Thinking of going off the grid after winning the lottery? Not so fast. Everyone dreams of it: having a small piece of paper with the right numbers printed on it and winning the life-changing $200 million, $700 million or $1 billion jackpot. But what happens after you win?
- $1.5M Hoosier Lotto ticket to expire Thursday. Indiana lottery players check your tickets: a lottery ticket worth more than a million bucks is about to expire.
- Massachusetts lottery profits down 8 percent. Even with sales up more than 3 percent through nine months of the fiscal year, the Massachusetts Lottery has seen an almost 8 percent drop in profits so far this year, the executive director reported Tuesday.
- Mega Millions lottery tickets double to $2 starting in October. Five years after Powerball lottery ticket prices were increased to $2, the multi-state Mega Millions game is following suit.
- Florida Lottery's new Wheel of Fortune scratch-off game sets sales records. The Florida announced last week that Scratch-Off ticket sales for the newest $5 Scratch-Off game, Wheel of Fortune, exceeded $6.1 million in its first week, setting a record for the highest first week of sales by any game at that price point.
- Former Georgia Lottery official files whistleblower lawsuit. A former top finance official with the Georgia Lottery has filed a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that he was fired after refusing to present inflated sales projections.
- New York man accused of running lottery con game. A Rochester, New York, man has been accused of running a lottery con game in which three senior citizens were persuaded to send him a total of $138,000 in order to claim their mega-bucks winnings.
- N.J. treasurer says lottery privatization plan won't lead to layoffs. The New Jersey state treasurer today defended the Christie administration's plan to privatize parts of the New Jersey Lottery and said he does "not anticipate" it leading to layoffs.
- Lottery Post ranked among biggest lotto Web sites in March. The record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30 caused a huge lift in traffic to lottery-related Web sites, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix report released today, with LotteryPost.com cited among the industry's biggest winners.
- True to promise, pals share $1 million lottery jackpot. Two friends who agreed to play the lottery together and split any prizes won are honoring their agreement and splitting a $1 million jackpot.
- Arkansas Lottery partners with grocery chain on vending machines. An Ohio-based grocery store chain has signed a contract with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to sell lottery tickets through vending machines.
- N.M. lottery celebrates anniversary, tackles challenges. New Mexico Lottery officials this month are celebrating the 15th birthday of the lottery program with a special anniversary scratcher ticket and a new ad campaign.
- Robbery suspects caught on tape redeeming stolen lottery tickets. Cops are looking for a man who has been caught on tape redeeming stolen California lottery tickets.
- Lottery winner facing tax fraud trial dies. Former lottery multi-millionaire Alex Toth, who was broke and facing tax fraud charges, has died at the age of 60.
- Before drawing, lottery finalists agree to split jackpot. Eight of the ten finalists in the Maine Lottery's $2.5 million Extravaganza Instant Ticket game agreed to split the spoils from a live drawing held Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center.
- $13 million Florida Lotto winner dies a pauper. A former Florida Lotto multi-millionaire has died nearly broke.
- $800,000 lottery ticket now worthless. Somebody, somewhere, in the lint trap of a clothes dryer, or maybe on the floorboards of a pickup truck, has a scrap of paper that was worth $800,000 -- but is now worthless.
- N.C. Woman Still Waiting For Lottery Payout. A North Carolina woman thought she'd gotten extra money in March when she won the N.C. Education Lottery for $500, but weeks later she still has not been paid.
- Man charged in lottery ticket theft case. If you bought a lottery ticket at Valley Supreme Liquors in Pine Bush, New York, and lost, you might want to blame the clerk who sold it to you.
- Mega Millions lottery winner won't change lifestyle. Sure, she's $1.2 million wealthier than she was a week ago, but Mega Millions winner Terry Zuniga has no plans to exchange her routine for the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
- Mass. Lottery's new raffle game to offer $20M top prize. The Massachusetts State Lottery will unveil plans today for its most expensive game yet, a $20 raffle-style ("sweepstakes") drawing.
- Lottery Winner Succumbs to Cancer. A man who won $1 million in the lottery shortly after finding out he had terminal cancer has died.
- Kentucky Lottery hits record sales in third quarter. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. earned net income of $56.2 million on a record $198.5 million in sales during its third quarter of fiscal 2006.
- Arizona Lottery to begin new branding campaign. The Arizona Lottery, will kick off a new stop-action animation television campaign, which "transforms unexpected items into 'characters' engaged in surprising behavior and captures the 'suspense' of playing Scratchers."
- N.C. Lottery sales follow expected decline pattern. North Carolina lottery fever is fading, new numbers show.
- Top House leader balks at plan to use Pa. lottery for tax relief. A top Pennsylvania House leader said yesterday he didn't like the idea of transferring about $240 million from the state lottery fund to provide property tax and rent rebates this year for senior citizens.
- Lottery winners question Calif. Mega Millions prizes. Lottery winners discover that California laws that govern lottery games are different from the 11 other states in Mega Millions.
- One lottery ticket wins $205 million Mega Millions jackpot. A Michigan lottery player has won the $205 million grand prize from the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing held on Friday evening.
- UK Lottery sales up for the first time in six years. Camelot, the company that runs the National Lottery, will this week reveal that annual sales have risen for the first time in six years.
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.$186 Million
Apr 28, 2020
- 6.$181 Million
Apr 28, 2009
- 7.$173 Million
Apr 25, 2012
- 8.€143.72 Million
Apr 27, 2021
- 9.$166 Million
Apr 27, 2019
- 10.€142.21 Million
Apr 27, 2019
- 11.$158 Million
Apr 25, 2018
- 12.$144 Million
Apr 26, 2008
- 13.$140 Million
Apr 27, 2013
- 14.€98 Million
May 1, 2009
- 15.$120 Million
Apr 28, 2004
- 16.$116.9 Million
Apr 28, 2021
- 17.$111 Million
Apr 27, 2018
- 18.$108 Million
Apr 26, 2016
- 19.$103 Million
Apr 26, 2013
- 20.$100 Million
Apr 26, 2017
- 21.€90 Million
May 1, 2020
- 22.€68 Million
Apr 25, 2014
- 23.$88 Million
Apr 27, 2012
- 24.$85 Million
Apr 28, 2015
- 25.€75 Million
May 1, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Apr 25, 1990
31 years old
Tuesday, Apr 25, 1989
32 years old
Monday, Apr 25, 1977
44 years old
Tuesday, Apr 25, 1972
49 years old
Thursday, Apr 25, 1968
53 years old
Monday, Apr 25, 1966
55 years old
Monday, Apr 25, 1966
55 years old
Wednesday, Apr 25, 1962
59 years old
Wednesday, Apr 25, 1962
59 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Nearly 9,100 are killed after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal.
- Boris Yeltsin's funeral: The first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.
- The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
- Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.
- The March for Women's Lives brings between 500,000 and 800,000 protesters, mostly pro-choice, to Washington D.C. to protest the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, and other restrictions on abortion.
- Michele Alboreto is killed while testing an Audi R8 at the Lausitzring in Germany.
- Violeta Chamorro takes office as the President of Nicaragua, the first woman to hold the position.
- In Israel, John Demjanjuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II.
- Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
- Cold War: American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
- Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.
- Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.
- More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of at the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
- As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.
- Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the authoritarian-conservative Estado Novo regime and establishes a democratic government.
- Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive: The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum.
- Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
- The United States Navy submarine USS Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
- The Saint Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.
- The first practical solar cell is publicly demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories.
- Francis Crick and James Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" describing the double helix structure of DNA.
- Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.
- Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two.
- Liberation Day (Italy): The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolves and Benito Mussolini is captured after trying to escape. This day was set as a public holiday to celebrate the Liberation of Italy.
- United Nations Conference on International Organization: Founding negotiations for the United Nations begin in San Francisco.
- The last German troops retreat from Finland's soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War. Military acts of Second World War end in Finland.
- The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
- Merkið, the flag of the Faroe Islands is approved by the British occupation government.
- U.S. Supreme Court delivers its opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.
- At the San Remo conference, the principal Allied Powers of World War I adopt a resolution to determine the allocation of Class "A" League of Nations mandates for administration of the former Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East.
- Anzac Day is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at ANZAC Cove.
- World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins: The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by British, French, Indian, Newfoundland, Australian and New Zealand troops, begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.
- New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
- Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
- French and Vietnamese troops clashed in Tonkin, when Commandant Henri Rivière seized the citadel of Hanoi with a small force of marine infantry.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Marks' Mills.
- American Civil War: Forces under U.S. Admiral David Farragut demand the surrender of the Confederate city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
- British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
- The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
- Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
- Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
- The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire.
- Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
- "La Marseillaise" (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
- A coalition of Britain, the Netherlands and Portugal is defeated by a Franco-Spanish army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
- The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
- Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.
- The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating to the establishment of the Zagreb Bishopric around 1094.
- After mistreatment and disfigurement by the citizens of Rome, pope Leo III flees to the Frankish court of king Charlemagne at Paderborn for protection.
- The Battle of Bagrevand puts an end to an Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified and its Islamization begins, while several major Armenian nakharar families lose power and their remnants flee to the Byzantine Empire.
- 404 BC
- Admiral Lysander and King Pausanias of Sparta blockade Athens and bring the Peloponnesian War to a successful conclusion.
Births On This Day
- Julius Ertlthaler, Austrian footballer
- Mack Horton, Australian swimmer
- Lewis Baker, English footballer
- Omar McLeod, Jamaican hurdler
- Alex Bowman, American race car driver
- Daniel Norris, American baseball player
- Alex Shibutani, American ice dancer
- Jean-Éric Vergne, French racing driver
- Taylor Walker, Australian footballer
- Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Canadian skier
- Michael van Gerwen, Dutch darts player
- Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, one of the highest-ranking spiritual leaders in Tibet
- James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player
- Razak Boukari, Togolese footballer
- Jay Park, American-South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
- Johann Smith, American soccer player
- Alexei Emelin, Russian ice hockey player
- Thin Seng Hon, Cambodian Paralympic athlete
- Gwen Jorgensen, American triathlete
- Claudia Rath, German heptathlete
- Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver
- Robert Andino, American baseball player
- Isaac Kiprono Songok, Kenyan runner
- Johnathan Thurston, Australian rugby league player
- DeAngelo Williams, American football player
- Brian Barton, American baseball player
- Monty Panesar, English cricketer
- Marco Russo, Italian footballer
- Dwone Hicks, American football player
- Felipe Massa, Brazilian racing driver
- John McFall, English sprinter
- Anja Pärson, Swedish skier
- Ben Johnston, Scottish drummer and songwriter
- James Johnston, Scottish bass player and songwriter
- Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor and television host
- Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer
- Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player
- Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist
- Matt Walker, English swimmer
- Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer-songwriter
- Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
- Marguerite Moreau, American actress and producer
- Matthew West, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Gilberto da Silva Melo, Brazilian footballer
- Tim Duncan, American basketball player
- Breyton Paulse, South African rugby player
- Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player and coach
- Jacque Jones, American baseball player and coach
- Carlota Castrejana, Spanish triple jumper
- Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer
- Barbara Rittner, German tennis player
- Sara Baras, Spanish dancer
- Brad Clontz, American baseball player
- Jason Lee, American skateboarder, actor, comedian and producer
- Joe Buck, American sportscaster
- Martin Koolhoven, Dutch director and screenwriter
- Jon Olsen, American swimmer
- Darren Woodson, American football player and sportscaster
- Renée Zellweger, American actress and producer
- Vitaliy Kyrylenko, Ukrainian long jumper
- Thomas Strunz, German footballer
- Angel Martino, American swimmer
- Diego Domínguez, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
- Femke Halsema, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician
- Darren Holmes, American baseball player and coach
- Erik Pappas, American baseball player and coach
- Eric Avery, American bass player and songwriter
- Mark Bryant, American basketball player and coach
- John Henson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2014)
- Hank Azaria, American actor, voice artist, comedian and producer
- Andy Bell, English singer-songwriter
- Joy Covey, American businesswoman (d. 2013)
- Dave Martin, English footballer
- David Moyes, Scottish footballer and manager
- Bernd Müller, German footballer and manager
- Paul Wassif, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Foeke Booy, Dutch footballer and manager
- Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American journalist and author
- Miran Tepeš, Slovenian ski jumper
- Paul Baloff, American singer (d. 2002)
- Robert Peston, English journalist
- Bruce Redman, Australian director, producer, and critic
- Paul Madden, English diplomat, British High Commissioner to Australia
- Daniel Kash, Canadian actor and director
- Tony Phillips, American baseball player (d. 2016)
- Fish, Scottish singer-songwriter
- Misha Glenny, British journalist
- Theo de Rooij, Dutch cyclist and manager
- Dominique Blanc, French actress, director, and screenwriter
- Abdalla Uba Adamu, Nigerian professor, media scholar
- Américo Gallego, Argentinian footballer and coach
- Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor and singer
- Zev Siegl, American businessman, co-founded Starbucks
- Melvin Burgess, English author
- Randy Cross, American football player and sportscaster
- Róisín Shortall, Irish educator and politician
- Ron Clements, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
- Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer
- Anthony Venables, English economist, author, and academic
- Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist and composer
- Vladislav Tretiak, Russian ice hockey player and coach
- Jacques Santini, French footballer and coach
- Ian McCartney, Scottish politician, Minister of State for Trade
- Donnell Deeny, Northern Irish lawyer and judge
- Steve Ferrone, English drummer
- Peter Hintze, German politician (d. 2016)
- Valentyna Kozyr, Ukrainian high jumper
- Vicente Pernía, Argentinian footballer and race car driver
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, French Minister of Finance
- James Fenton, English poet, journalist and literary critic
- Mike Selvey, English cricketer and sportscaster
- Yu Shyi-kun, Taiwanese politician, 39th Premier of the Republic of China
- Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2016)
- Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor
- Talia Shire, American actress
- Peter Sutherland, Irish lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Ireland
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian colonel, lawyer, and politician
- Stu Cook, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Richard C. Hoagland, American theorist and author
- Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
- Len Goodman, English dancer
- Mike Kogel, German singer-songwriter
- Stephen Nickell, English economist and academic
- Bruce Ponder, English geneticist and cancer researcher
- Tony Christie, English singer-songwriter and actor
- Jon Kyl, American lawyer and politician
- Bertrand Tavernier, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2021)
- Al Pacino, American actor and director
- Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian footballer and manager
- Michael Llewellyn-Smith, English academic and diplomat
- Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky, English historian and academic
- Veronica Sutherland, English academic and British diplomat
- Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist and engineer (d. 2012)
- Ton Schulten, Dutch painter and graphic designer
- Henck Arron, Surinamese banker and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Suriname (d. 2000)
- Bob Gutowski, American pole vaulter (d. 1960)
- Reinier Kreijermaat, Dutch footballer (d. 2018)
- Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- Jerry Leiber, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
- Joyce Ricketts, American baseball player (d. 1992)
- Nikolai Kardashev, Russian astrophysicist (d. 2019)
- Meadowlark Lemon, African-American basketball player and minister (d. 2015)
- Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower and politician (d. 1998)
- Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1980)
- David Shepherd, English painter and author (d. 2017)
- Paul Mazursky, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Godfrey Milton-Thompson, English admiral and surgeon (d. 2012)
- Peter Schulz, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Hamburg (d. 2013)
- Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper, shot putter, and discus thrower (d. 2019)
- Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 2011)
- Corín Tellado, Spanish author (d. 2009)
- Albert Uderzo, French author and illustrator (d. 2020)
- Johnny Craig, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)
- Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
- Patricia Castell, Argentine actress (d. 2013)
- Tony Christopher, Baron Christopher, English trade union leader and businessman
- Sammy Drechsel, German comedian and journalist (d. 1986)
- Louis O'Neil, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2018)
- Ingemar Johansson, Swedish race walker (d. 2009)
- Franco Mannino, Italian pianist, composer, director, and playwright (d. 2005)
- Paulo Vanzolini, Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (d. 2013)
- Francis Graham-Smith, English astronomer and academic
- Melissa Hayden, Canadian ballerina (d. 2006)
- Albert King, African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)
- Karel Appel, Dutch painter and sculptor (d. 2006)
- Finn Helgesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 2011)
- Graham Payn, South African-born English actor and singer (d. 2005)
- Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French-American astronomer and academic (d. 1995)
- Astrid Varnay, Swedish-American soprano and actress (d. 2006)
- Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)
- Jean Lucas, French racing driver (d. 2003)
- Jerry Barber, American golfer (d. 1994)
- Mort Weisinger, American journalist and author (d. 1978)
- Ross Lockridge Jr., American author and academic (d. 1948)
- Nikolaos Roussen, Greek captain (d. 1944)
- Earl Bostic, African-American saxophonist (d. 1965)
- Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
- Arapeta Awatere, New Zealand interpreter, military leader, politician, and murderer (d. 1976)
- William Pereira, American architect, designed the Transamerica Pyramid (d. 1985)
- Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965)
- William J. Brennan Jr., American colonel and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1997)
- George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player and referee (d. 1986)
- Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1987)
- Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1964)
- Mary Miles Minter, American actress (d. 1984)
- Gladwyn Jebb, English politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1996)
- Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-Swiss-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
- Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (d. 1965)
- Fred Haney, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)
- Maud Hart Lovelace, American author (d. 1980)
- Kojo Tovalou Houénou, Beninese lawyer and critic (d. 1936)
- Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (d. 1976)
- William Merz, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1946)
- Jacob Nicol, Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (d. 1958)
- Guglielmo Marconi, Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
- Ernest Webb, English-Canadian race walker (d. 1937)
- Walter de la Mare, English poet, short story writer, and novelist (d. 1956)
- Howard Garis, American author, creator of the Uncle Wiggily series of children's stories (d. 1962)
- C. B. Fry, English cricketer, footballer, educator, and politician (d. 1956)
- Lorne Currie, French-English sailor (d. 1926)
- John Moisant, American pilot and engineer (d. 1910)
- Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, English ornithologist and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1933)
- Charles Sumner Tainter, American engineer and inventor (d. 1940)
- Leopoldo Alas, Spanish author, critic, and academic (d. 1901)
- Luise Adolpha Le Beau, German composer and educator (d. 1927)
- Felix Klein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1925)
- Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (d. 1878)
- Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
- Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist and academic (d. 1850)
- Nicolas Oudinot, French general (d. 1847)
- Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, English admiral and politician (d. 1786)
- Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer (d. 1797)
- James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and author (d. 1776)
- Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect and politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1753)
- Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German organist and composer (d. 1727)
- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, English soldier and politician (d. 1679)
- Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain (d. 1658)
- Francesco Patrizi, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1597)
- Georg Major, German theologian and academic (d. 1574)
- Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1330)
- Edward II of England (d. 1327)
- Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
- Louis IX of France (d. 1270)
Deaths On This Day
- John Havlicek, American basketball player (b. 1940)
- Madeeha Gauhar, Pakistani actress, playwright and director of social theater, and women's rights activist (b. 1956)
- Tom Lewis, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1922)
- Jim Fanning, American-Canadian baseball player and manager (b. 1927)
- Matthias Kuhle, German geographer and academic (b. 1948)
- Don Mankiewicz, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1922)
- Mike Phillips, American basketball player (b. 1956)
- Dan Heap, Canadian priest and politician (b. 1925)
- William Judson Holloway Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1923)
- Earl Morrall, American football player and coach (b. 1934)
- Tito Vilanova, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1968)
- Stefanie Zweig, German journalist and author (b. 1932)
- Brian Adam, Scottish biochemist and politician (b. 1948)
- Jacob Avshalomov, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)
- György Berencsi, Hungarian virologist and academic (b. 1941)
- Rick Camp, American baseball player (b. 1953)
- Gerry Bahen, Australian footballer (b. 1929)
- Denny Jones, American rancher and politician (b. 1910)
- Moscelyne Larkin, American ballerina and educator (b. 1925)
- Louis le Brocquy, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1916)
- Poly Styrene, British musician (b. 1957)
- Dorothy Provine, American actress and singer (b. 1935)
- Alan Sillitoe, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (b. 1928)
- Bea Arthur, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
- Humphrey Lyttelton, English trumpet player, composer, and radio host (b. 1921)
- Alan Ball Jr., English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
- Arthur Milton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1928)
- Bobby Pickett, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
- Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1916)
- Peter Law, Welsh politician and independent member of parliament (b. 1948)
- Jim Barker, American politician (b. 1935)
- Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk and educator (b. 1908)
- Thom Gunn, English-American poet and academic (b. 1929)
- Samson Kitur, Kenyan runner (b. 1966)
- Lisa Lopes, American rapper and dancer (b. 1971)
- Michele Alboreto, Italian racing driver (b. 1956)
- Lucien Le Cam, French mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)
- David Merrick, American director and producer (b. 1911)
- Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and author (b. 1914)
- Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1951)
- Wright Morris, American author and photographer (b. 1910)
- Saul Bass, American graphic designer and director (b. 1920)
- Art Fleming, American game show host (b. 1925)
- Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)
- Lev Shankovsky, Ukrainian military historian (b. 1903)
- Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1965)
- Dexter Gordon, American saxophonist, composer, and actor (b. 1923)
- Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
- Clifford D. Simak, American journalist and author (b. 1904)
- William S. Bowdern, American priest and author (b. 1897)
- John Cody, American cardinal (b. 1907)
- Carol Reed, English director and producer (b. 1906)
- Markus Reiner, Israeli engineer and educator (b. 1886)
- Mike Brant, Israeli singer and songwriter (b.1947)
- Gustavo R. Vincenti, Maltese architect and developer (b. 1888)
- Olga Grey, Hungarian-American actress (b. 1896)
- George Sanders, English actor (b. 1906)
- Anita Louise, American actress (b. 1915)
- Robert Garrett, American discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1875)
- Huldreich Georg Früh, Swiss composer (b. 1903)
- George Herriman, American cartoonist (b. 1880)
- Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player (b. 1859)
- William Stephens, American engineer and politician, 24th Governor of California (b. 1859)
- Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian director, producer, and playwright (b. 1858)
- Salih Bozok, Turkish commander and politician (b. 1881)
- Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian general (b. 1878)
- Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
- Emmeline B. Wells, American journalist and women's rights advocate (b. 1828)
- Augustus D. Juilliard, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1836)
- Frederick W. Seward, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)
- Joseph-Alfred Archambeault, Canadian bishop (b. 1859)
- Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (b. 1862)
- John Knowles Paine, American composer and educator (b. 1839)
- Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
- Karl von Ditmar, Estonian-German geologist and explorer (b. 1822)
- Nathaniel Woodard, English priest and educator (b. 1811)
- Crowfoot, Canadian tribal chief (b. 1830)
- Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)
- 12th Dalai Lama (b. 1857)
- Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1783)
- Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1781)
- William Cowper, English poet (b. 1731)
- Jean-Antoine Nollet, French minister, physicist, and academic (b. 1700)
- Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (b. 1701)
- David Teniers the Younger, Flemish painter and educator (b. 1610)
- Henry Hammond, English cleric and theologian (b. 1605)
- Chongzhen Emperor of China (b. 1611)
- Naresuan, Siamese King of Ayutthaya Kingdom (b. c. 1555)
- Torquato Tasso, Italian poet and songwriter (b. 1544)
- Louise Labé, French poet and author (b. 1520)
- Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France (b. 1499)
- John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)
- Leon Battista Alberti, Italian author, poet, and philosopher (b. 1404)
- Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, English nobleman
- Pope Benedict XII (b. 1285)
- Sancho IV of Castile (b. 1258)
- Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, medieval English nobleman; Earl of Winchester (b. 1195)
- Boniface of Valperga, Bishop of Aosta
- Queen Isabella II of Jerusalem (b. 1212)
- Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia
- Emperor Antoku of Japan (b. 1178)
- Géza I of Hungary (b. 1040)
- Herman I, Margrave of Baden
- Zhang Wenwei, Chinese chancellor
- Smbat VII Bagratuni, Armenian prince
- Mushegh VI Mamikonian, Armenian prince
- Rusticus, saint and archbishop of Lyon (b. 455)