On This Day in History: April 28
April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 247 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Colorado man wins two $1 million lottery prizes on the same day. They say persistence is key, and after 30 years of playing the same numbers in the Colorado Lottery, a man in Pueblo, Colorado, found that to be true and finally got his big reward.
- Amid delay in new lottery policy, repeat winners keep on winning. Last August, the Massachusetts Lottery executive director said a new policy to stop the lottery from making massive payouts to frequent winners would be in place on Oct. 1, 2017. However, more than half a year later, no policy is in effect.
- 2 found guilty, 1 acquitted in $2 million Hoosier Lottery scam. A Marion County jury has found two of the three persons accused in a $2 million scam involving a bogus winning Hoosier Lottery ticket guilty on multiple counts, while a third defendant was found not guilty.
- Third suspect surrenders in national lottery rigging scandal. A third man charged in a still-unfolding, multi-million dollar lottery rigging scandal investigation surrendered to authorities in Iowa on Thursday, his attorney said.
- $314 million jackpot puts Powerball back in spotlight. Big lottery jackpot hunters will have a jumbo-sized target this weekend, as the multi-state Powerball jackpot has crossed the $300 million mark.
- Oregon Lottery director abruptly replaced. Gov. Kate Brown abruptly fired Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts on Tuesday and replaced him with an administrator from the Department of Administrative Services.
- Maryland Lottery used to launder drug money, federal authorities say. The Maryland Lottery's slogan may be "Let Yourself Play," but the feds are saying it's the lottery that got played. Authorities are saying a suspected drug dealer laundered money through winning tickets.
- Bill limiting lottery prizes of people on public aid fails. A proposal that would limit Tennessee lottery winners on state or federal assistance to $600 failed in the House State Government Subcommittee.
- N.C. Lottery snatches back some prizes. Since the first lottery ticket went on sale in North Carolina in March 2006, the lottery has collected $1.3 million in back taxes, delinquent child support, overdue student loans and other debts.
- Proposition 1C changes how California Lottery funds are used. Like the lottery games it promises to change, Proposition 1C looks to be a bit of a gamble.
- $75M Texas Lotto jackpot claimed by business partnership. The $75 million Lotto Texas jackpot won earlier this month was claimed by a business partnership, which can help protect the privacy of the winner.
- Michigan Lottery to debut $50 'Super Raffle' tickets. The most expensive ticket in the Michigan Lottery's 35-year history goes on sale May 7, offering the best odds ever of winning a $2 million top prize.
- California Channel snared in fake lottery scheme. The California Channel, which broadcasts Legislative meetings on cable TV, on Wednesday became the second local entity to reveal that it is the victim of the British International Lottery scam.
- Couple wins $800,000 Missouri scratch-off lottery jackpot. Scott and Candace Pritchett of Houston, Missouri, have won $800,000 in the new Missouri Lottery Lifetime Riches scratch-off game.
- UK lottery players soon to buy tickets at the grocery checkout. Shoppers will be able to buy UK National Lottery tickets from supermarket check-outs under plans announced today.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $45 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $45 million Wednesday.
- Store clerk accused of stealing lottery winnings. Port Washington, Wisconsin police have cited a convenience store clerk for theft after he allegedly pocketed a customer's $250 in lottery winnings.
- Georgia lottery sales continue setting records. Georgia lottery sales continued to set records during the first quarter of this year, easing worries that the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship may run dry.
- N.D. Powerball lottery sales reach $2 million. In the first month since North Dakota joined the Powerball lottery, more than $2 million worth of Powerball tickets have been sold at the state's 400-plus participating retailers, the state lottery director says.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$314 Million
Apr 30, 2016
- 2.$229 Million
Apr 30, 2019
- 3.$224 Million
Apr 30, 2010
- 4.$186 Million
Apr 28, 2020
- 5.$181 Million
May 1, 2019
- 5.$181 Million
Apr 28, 2009
- 7.$177 Million
Apr 28, 2018
- 8.$165 Million
May 1, 2013
- 9.$162 Million
Apr 30, 2008
- 10.€143.21 Million
Apr 29, 2019
- 11.€98 Million
May 1, 2009
- 12.$126 Million
May 1, 2018
- 13.$120 Million
Apr 28, 2004
- 14.$118 Million
Apr 29, 2016
- 15.$114 Million
Apr 30, 2013
- 16.$113 Million
Apr 29, 2017
- 17.$110 Million
Apr 28, 2000
- 18.€75 Million
Apr 29, 2014
- 19.$102 Million
May 1, 2012
- 20.€90 Million
May 1, 2020
- 21.€79.26 Million
May 3, 2019
- 22.€75.22 Million
Apr 28, 2016
- 23.$85 Million
Apr 29, 2008
- 23.$85 Million
Apr 28, 2015
- 25.€75 Million
May 1, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Apr 28, 1976
44 years old
Sunday, Apr 28, 1974
46 years old
Wednesday, Apr 28, 1971
49 years old
Saturday, Apr 28, 1956
64 years old
Saturday, Apr 28, 1945
75 years old
Friday, Apr 28, 1939
81 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The National Football League announces it is giving up its tax-exempt status.
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1980 relating to Ivorian crisis is adopted.
- CBS News released evidence of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. The photographs show rape and abuse from the American troops over Iraqi detainees.
- Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
- Port Arthur massacre, Tasmania: A gunman, Martin Bryant, opens fire at the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 people and wounding 23 others.
- Former Central Intelligence Agency counterintelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
- Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.
- The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.
- High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident.
- President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
- The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder.
- General Cao Văn Viên, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
- The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, recorded in Abbey Road Studios goes to number one on the US charts, beginning a record-breaking 741-week chart run.
- Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
- Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
- Vietnam War: Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses his induction into the United States Army and is subsequently stripped of his championship and license.
- United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
- The Treaty of San Francisco comes into effect, restoring Japanese sovereignty and ending its state of war with most of the Allies of World War II.
- The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.
- The Hukbalahap are accused of assassinating former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, while she is en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.
- Igor Stravinsky conducted the premiere of his American ballet, Orpheus at the New York City Center.
- Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to demonstrate that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
- Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
- World War II: Nine German E-boats attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
- The Ustaše massacre nearly 200 Serbs in the village of Gudovac, the first massacre of their genocidal campaign against Serbs of the Independent State of Croatia.
- The Independence Producers hosted the first night game in the history of Organized Baseball in Independence, Kansas.
- Wembley Stadium is opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium.
- Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
- Frenchman Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.
- A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, French police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé is released on order of William I, German Emperor, defusing a possible war.
- Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
- Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay ten miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.
- The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.
- Sardinians, headed by G.M. Angioy start a revolution against Savoy domination expulsing Viceroy Balbiano and his officials from Cagliari, the capital and largest city of the island. Will follow a 4-month phase of Sardinian self-government.
- France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium and Luxembourg), beginning the French Revolutionary Wars.
- Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.
- Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- Battle of Attock: The Marathas under Raghunath Rao capture Attock from the Durranis.
- Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
- The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as one of the first European battles in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
- Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
- Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.
- Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
- The Battle of Hormozdgān is fought. Ardashir I defeats and kills Artabanus V effectively ending the Parthian Empire.
Births On This Day
- Jonathan Benteke, Belgian footballer
- Melanie Martinez, American singer
- Kim Won-pil, member of South Korean band Day6
- Craig Garvey, Australian rugby league player
- Eva Samková, Czech snowboarder
- Blake Bortles, American football player
- DeMarcus Lawrence, American football player
- Niels-Peter Mørck, Danish footballer
- Emil Salomonsson, Swedish footballer
- Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer
- Juan Manuel Mata, Spanish footballer
- Katariina Tuohimaa, Finnish tennis player
- Ryan Conroy, Scottish footballer
- Bradley Johnson, English footballer
- Robin Schulz, German musician, DJ and record producer
- Zoran Tošić, Serbian footballer
- Roman Polák, Czech ice hockey player
- Jenna Ushkowitz, Korean-American actress, singer, and dancer
- Lucas Jakubczyk, German sprinter and long jumper
- Deividas Stagniūnas, Lithuanian ice dancer
- Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer
- Josh Brookes, Australian motorcycle racer
- David Freese, American baseball player
- Roger Johnson, English footballer
- Graham Wagg, English cricketer
- Thomas Waldrom, New Zealand-English rugby player
- Nikki Grahame, English model and journalist
- Chris Kaman, American basketball player
- Jessica Alba, American model and actress
- Pietro Travagli, Italian rugby player
- Bradley Wiggins, English cyclist
- Scott Fujita, American football player and sportscaster
- Lauren Laverne, English singer and television host
- Robert Oliveri, American actor
- Nate Richert, American actor
- Shane Jurgensen, Australian cricketer
- Michael Walchhofer, Austrian skier
- Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress and producer
- Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
- Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
- Vernon Kay, English radio and television host
- Dominic Matteo, Scottish footballer and journalist
- Jorge Garcia, American actor and producer
- Earl Holmes, American football player and coach
- Andrew Mehrtens, South African-New Zealand rugby player
- Violent J, American rapper, Insane Clown Posse
- Helena Tulve, Estonian composer
- Jean-Paul van Gastel, Dutch footballer and manager
- Brad McEwan, Australian journalist
- Richard Fromberg, Australian tennis player
- Nicklas Lidström, Swedish ice hockey player and scout
- Diego Simeone, Argentinian footballer and manager
- LeRon Perry Ellis, American basketball player
- Howard Donald, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Andy Flower, South-African-Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
- Chris White, English engineer and politician
- John Daly, American golfer
- Too Short, American rapper, producer and actor
- Jennifer Rardin, American author (d. 2010)
- Stephen Ames, Trinidadian golfer
- Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
- Ajay Kakkar, Baron Kakkar, English surgeon and academic
- Barry Larkin, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
- L'Wren Scott, American model and fashion designer (d. 2014)
- Sandrine Dumas, French actress, director, and screenwriter
- Lloyd Eisler, Canadian figure skater and coach
- Marc Lacroix, Belgian biochemist and academic
- Tom Browning, American baseball player
- Elena Kagan, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Phil King, English bass player
- Ian Rankin, Scottish author
- Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strongman and weightlifter (d. 1993)
- Walter Zenga, Italian footballer and manager
- Hal Sutton, American golfer
- Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
- Jimmy Barnes, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Eddie Jobson, English keyboard player and violinist
- Dieter Rubach, German bass player for Accept, U.D.O. and Bad Steve
- Timothy Curley, American educator
- Michael P. Jackson, American politician, 3rd Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
- Vic Sotto, Filipino actor-producer, singer-songwriter, comedian and television personality
- Ron Zook, American football player and coach
- Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet, and essayist (d. 2003)
- Kim Gordon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Brian Greenhoff, English footballer and coach (d. 2013)
- Chuck Leavell, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Mary McDonnell, American actress
- Tim Congdon, English economist and politician
- Larry Smith, Canadian football player and politician
- Willie Colón, Puerto Rican-American trombonist and producer
- Jay Leno, American comedian, talk show host, and producer
- Steve Rider, English journalist and sportscaster
- Jeremy Cooke, English lawyer and judge
- Paul Guilfoyle, American actor
- Bruno Kirby, American actor and director (d. 2006)
- Terry Pratchett, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
- Christian Jacq, French historian and author
- Nicola LeFanu, English composer and academic
- Steve Khan, American jazz guitarist
- Nour El-Sherif, Egyptian actor and producer (d. 2015)
- Ginette Reno, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
- Larissa Grunig, American theorist and activist
- Elizabeth LeCompte, American director and producer
- Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician, 10th Minister-President of the Walloon Region
- Alice Waters, American chef and author
- Aryeh Bibi, Iraqi-born Israeli politician
- Mike Brearley, English cricketer and psychoanalyst
- Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer
- Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
- John Madejski, English businessman and academic
- Karl Barry Sharpless, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet and author (d. 2013)
- Madge Sinclair, Jamaican-American actress (d. 1995)
- Saddam Hussein, Iraqi general and politician, 5th President of Iraq (d. 2006)
- Jean Redpath, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
- John White, Scottish footballer (d. 1964)
- Tariq Aziz, Iraqi journalist and politician, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)
- Pedro Ramos, Cuban baseball player
- Jimmy Wray, Scottish boxer and politician (d. 2013)
- Lois Duncan, American journalist and author (d. 2016)
- Miodrag Radulovacki, Serbian-American neuropharmacologist and academic (d. 2014)
- James Baker, American lawyer and politician, 61st United States Secretary of State
- Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
- Evangelina Elizondo, Mexican actress (d. 2017)
- Yves Klein, French painter (d. 1962)
- Eugene Merle Shoemaker, American geologist and astronomer (d. 1997)
- James Bama, American artist and illustrator
- Bill Blackbeard, American historian and author (d. 2011)
- Harper Lee, American novelist (d. 2016)
- Hulusi Sayın, Turkish general (d. 1991)
- Greg Gates, American Olympic rower
- T. John Lesinski, American judge and politician, 51st Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (d. 1996)
- John Leonard Thorn, English lieutenant, author, and academic
- Dick Ayers, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
- Blossom Dearie, American singer and pianist (d. 2009)
- Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian educator and politician, 1st President of Zambia
- Alakbar Taghiyev, Azerbaijani composer and author (d. 1981)
- Emily W. Sunstein, American campaigner, political activist and biographer (d. 2007)
- Carolyn Cassady, American author (d. 2013)
- William Guarnere, American sergeant (d. 2014)
- William Broomfield, American politician
- Rowland Evans, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2001)
- Simin Daneshvar, Iranian author and academic (d. 2012)
- Mildred Persinger, American activist
- Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler, East German journalist, host of the television show Der schwarze Kanal (d. 2001)
- Rodger Wilton Young, United States Army soldier, remembered in the song "The Ballad of Rodger Young" (d. 1943)
- Robert Cornthwaite, American actor (d. 2006)
- Minoru Chiaki, Japanese actor (d. 1999)
- Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian businessman, created Lamborghini (d. 1993)
- Michel Mohrt, French author, historian (d. 2011)
- Rose Murphy, American singer (d. 1989)
- Odette Hallowes, French soldier and spy (d. 1995)
- Kaneto Shindō, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Odette Sansom, French World War II heroine (d. 1995)
- Lee Falk, American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1999)
- Luigi Ferrando, Italian racing cyclist (d. 2003)
- Sam Merwin, Jr., American author (d. 1996)
- Arthur Võõbus, Estonian-American theologist and orientalist (d. 1988)
- Ethel Catherwood, American-Canadian high jumper and javelin thrower (d. 1987)
- Jack Fingleton, Australian cricketer, journalist, and sportscaster (d. 1981)
- Oskar Schindler, Czech-German businessman (d. 1974)
- Kurt Gödel, Czech-American mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1978)
- Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and philanthropist (d. 1999)
- Tony Accardo, American gangster (d. 1992)
- Johan Borgen, Norwegian author and critic (d. 1979)
- H. B. Stallard, English runner and surgeon (d. 1973)
- Alice Berry, Australian activist (d. 1978)
- Heinrich Müller, German SS officer (d. 1945)
- Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1992)
- Maurice Thorez, French Communist leader (d. 1964)
- Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People's Republic of China (d. 1986)
- Na Hye-sok, South Korean journalist, poet, and painter (d. 1948)
- António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese economist and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1970)
- Walter Tull, English footballer and soldier (d. 1918)
- Erich Salomon, German-born news photographer (d. 1944)
- Art Shaw, American hurdler (d. 1955)
- Lionel Barrymore, American actor and director (d. 1954)
- Nicola Romeo, Italian engineer and businessman (d. 1938)
- Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1936)
- Sidney Toler, American actor and director (d. 1947)
- Lucy Booth, English composer (d. 1953)
- Georgy Voronoy, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1908)
- Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist and academic (d. 1940)
- Vital Brazil, Brazilian scientist
- Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician, 7th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1933)
- José Malhoa, Portuguese painter (d. 1933)
- Hertha Marks Ayrton, Polish-British engineer, mathematician, and physicist. (d. 1923)
- Ludvig Schytte, Danish pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1909)
- Tobias Asser, Dutch lawyer and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1913)
- William Hall, Canadian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1904)
- Ezra Abbot, American scholar and academic (d. 1884)
- Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician and academic (d. 1834)
- Marie Harel, French cheesemaker (d. 1844)
- James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
- Franz Sparry, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1767)
- Frederick I, prince consort and king of Sweden (d. 1751)
- Charles Cotton, English poet and author (d. 1687)
- Wilhelmus Beekman, Dutch politician (d. 1707)
- Joris Jansen Rapelje, Dutch settler in colonial North America (d. 1662)
- Charles de Valois, Duke of Angoulême, son of Charles IX (d. 1650)
- Yi Sun-sin, Korean commander (d. 1598)
- Edward IV, king of England (d. 1483)
- Nezahualcoyotl, Acolhuan philosopher, warrior, poet and ruler (d. 1472)
- AD 32
- Otho, Roman emperor (d. 69 AD)
Deaths On This Day
- James Hylton, American Race Car Driver (b. 1934)
- Mariano Gagnon, American Catholic priest and author (b. 1929)
- Jenny Diski, English author and screenwriter (b. 1947)
- Antônio Abujamra, Brazilian actor and director (b. 1932)
- Marcia Brown, American author and illustrator (b. 1918)
- Michael J. Ingelido, American general (b. 1916)
- Barbara Fiske Calhoun, American cartoonist and painter (b. 1919)
- William Honan, American journalist and author (b. 1930)
- Dennis Kamakahi, American guitarist and composer (b. 1953)
- Edgar Laprade, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)
- Jack Ramsay, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1925)
- Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer (b. 1938)
- Frederic Schwartz, American architect, co-designed Empty Sky (b. 1951)
- Ryan Tandy, Australian rugby player (b. 1981)
- Brad Lesley, American baseball player (b. 1958)
- Fredrick McKissack, American author (b. 1939)
- John C. Reynolds, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)
- Jack Shea, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist and educator (b. 1924)
- Paulo Vanzolini, Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (b. 1924)
- Bernie Wood, New Zealand journalist and author (b. 1939)
- Fred Allen, New Zealand rugby player and coach (b. 1920)
- Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (b. 1919)
- Al Ecuyer, American football player (b. 1937)
- Patricia Medina, English actress (b. 1919)
- Milan N. Popović, Serbian psychiatrist and author (b. 1924)
- Aberdeen Shikoyi, Kenyan rugby player (b. 1985)
- Erhard Loretan, Swiss mountaineer (b. 1959)
- Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina and actress (b. 1939)
- Richard Pratt, Polish-Australian businessman (b. 1934)
- Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917)
- René Mailhot, Canadian journalist (b. 1942)
- Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1929)
- Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
- Bertha Wilson, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and jurist (b. 1923)
- Steve Howe, American baseball player (b. 1958)
- Percy Heath, American bassist (b. 1923)
- Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1971)
- Taraki Sivaram, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1959)
- Alexander Lebed, Russian general and politician (b. 1950)
- Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1916)
- Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish physician and politician (b. 1925)
- Penelope Fitzgerald, English author and poet (b. 1916)
- Rory Calhoun, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Rolf Landauer, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1927)
- Alf Ramsey, English footballer and manager (b. 1920)
- Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
- Jerome Bixby, American author and screenwriter (b. 1923)
- Ann Petry, American novelist (b. 1908)
- Lester Sumrall, American minister, founded LeSEA (b. 1913)
- Berton Roueché, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
- Diva Diniz Corrêa, Brazilian zoologist (b. 1918)
- Jim Valvano, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1946)
- Francis Bacon, Irish painter (b. 1909)
- Steve Broidy, American film producer (b. 1905)
- Ben Linder, American engineer and activist (b. 1959)
- Tommy Caldwell, American bass player (b. 1949)
- Mohammed Daoud Khan, Afghan commander and politician, 1st President of Afghanistan (b. 1909)
- Ricardo Cortez, American actor (b. 1900)
- Sepp Herberger, German footballer and coach (b. 1897)
- Richard Hughes, American author and poet (b. 1900)
- Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
- Ed Begley, American actor (b. 1901)
- Wilhelm Weber, German gymnast (b. 1880)
- Bennie Osler, South African rugby player (b. 1901)
- Heinrich Bär, German colonel and pilot (b. 1913)
- Fred Marriott, American racing driver (b. 1872)
- Léon Jouhaux, French union leader, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
- Louis Bachelier, French mathematician and academic (b. 1870)
- Roberto Farinacci, Italian soldier and politician (b. 1892)
- Hermann Fegelein, German general (b. 1906)
- Benito Mussolini, Italian journalist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1883)
- Mohammed Alim Khan, Manghud ruler (b. 1880)
- Frank Knox, American journalist and politician, 46th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1874)
- Fuad I of Egypt (b. 1868)
- Hendrik van Heuckelum, Dutch footballer (b. 1879)
- Richard Butler, English-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1850)
- Fitzhugh Lee, American general and politician, 40th Governor of Virginia (b. 1835)
- Cyprien Tanguay, Canadian priest and historian (b. 1819)
- John Russell, English hunter and dog breeder (b. 1795)
- Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (b. 1818)
- Samuel Cunard, Canadian-English businessman, founded Cunard Line (b. 1787)
- Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist and anatomist (b. 1801)
- Ludwig Tieck, German author and poet (b. 1773)
- Peter Chanel, French priest, missionary, and martyr (b. 1803)
- Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1762)
- Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745)
- Cornelius Harnett, American merchant, farmer, and politician (b. 1723)
- Johann Friedrich Struensee, German physician and politician (b. 1737)
- Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general and politician (b. 1668)
- Thomas Pitt, English merchant and politician (b. 1653)
- Louis de Montfort, French priest and saint (b. 1673)
- Thomas Betterton, English actor and manager (b. 1630)
- Francisco de Lucena, Portuguese politician (b. 1578)
- Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1461)
- Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1449)
- Baldus de Ubaldis, Italian jurist (b. 1327)
- Luchesius Modestini, founding member of the Third Order of St. Francis
- Shajar al-Durr, sovereign sultana of Egypt
- Rhys ap Gruffydd, prince of Deheubarth (b. 1132)
- Conrad of Montferrat (b. 1140)
- Abbot Hugh of Cluny (b. 1024)
- Adaldag, archbishop of Bremen
- Hu Jinsi, Chinese general and prefect
- Artabanus V of Parthia (b. 191)