On This Day in History: April 29
April 29 is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 246 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Lottery-scamming brothers avoid asset seizures by transferring property to their mother. Two brothers who were behind the largest lottery scam in U.S. history and owe more than $2.3 million in unpaid restitution and court fees recently transferred several properties they owned to their mother.
- Lottery winner wins again with $1M scratch ticket at lottery headquarters. A Medford, Massachusetts, man cashing in a $1,000 scratch ticket won another $1 million after he stopped to buy another ticket in the lobby of the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters.
- Players snapping up Mass. Lottery's new $30 tickets. The Massachusetts State Lottery, following the lead of a handful of other states, has rolled out new scratch tickets at a significantly higher price -- $30 a pop -- saying there is a market for more costly games with the chance of bigger winnings.
- Minn. Gov. says lottery needs time to end online games. The Minnesota legislature may soon vote to strip the state lottery's ability to sell tickets online, and the Governor is unlikely to stand in the way of the prohibition.
- GREAT DAD: Gives $400K lottery ticket to daughter. A Savannah, Georgia, dad can expect more than a tie for Father's Day after giving his daughter a winning lottery ticket worth $400,000.
- Lottery ticket worth $1M purchased in tornado-ravaged N.C. neighborhood. Someone purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from a convenience store on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a part of the city wracked by a tornado.
- Amid family tragedies, man wins $1M lottery jackpot. Reeling from the loss of his wife to cancer last month and the earlier death of his son in a construction accident, an Iowa man found a spot of brightness this week by cashing in a $1 million lottery ticket.
- Georgia Lottery holds first Weekly WinFall drawing. The Georgia Lottery held the first of 11 Weekly WinFall drawings, combining the big payout of a raffle game with the drawings of a weekly draw game.
- $220 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars. Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target this Friday night, when a $220 million jackpot is up from grabs in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.
- Lawsuit challenges N.C. Lottery. An esoteric argument under way in the courts over the North Carolina lottery -- Is a part of each ticket a tax or is the state just making a profit? -- could have an effect that's easy to understand: No more lottery. The N.C. Court of Appeals will hear arguments in three weeks.
- Mega Millions to change lottery game's game and prize structure. When California becomes the 12th state in which the Mega Millions multi-state lottery game is played, players across the country will see changes that will make it even more exciting.
- Winners of $208 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot step forward. Ralph and Mary Stebbins of Port Huron, Michigan have always wanted to travel, so they're using part of their third-largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot to buy a recreational vehicle.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $145 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $145 million, with a cash option of $76.3 million.
- Ohio Man Wins $22 Million Lottery Jackpot. A retired aircraft industry worker from Columbus, Ohio was the sole ticketholder of a winning $22 million Super Lotto Plus jackpot earleir this month, the Ohio Lottery announced Wednesday.
- S.C. lottery machines crash on drawing day. Some North Carolina lottery players hoping to cash in on South Carolina's Powerball lottery walked away with nothing Wednesday after the state's lottery buying network went down.
- Florida man claims $1 million Mega Money prize. An Estero, Florida man has beaten the odds - 1 in 2,986,522 to be exact - to win the Florida Lottery's $1 million Mega Money jackpot.
- Ontario mulling lottery tax. Ontario's finance minister is opposed to a scheme to tax lottery and gambling winnings.
- Tennessee retailers reluctant to pay lottery prizes in cash. Rebecca Paul, CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., said she is concerned because retailers do not want to pay out lottery prizes in cash.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$314 Million
Apr 30, 2016
- 2.$229 Million
Apr 30, 2019
- 3.$225 Million
May 1, 2009
- 4.$224 Million
Apr 30, 2010
- 5.$200 Million
May 1, 2020
- 6.$195 Million
May 2, 2018
- 7.$181 Million
May 1, 2019
- 8.$165 Million
May 1, 2013
- 9.$162 Million
Apr 30, 2008
- 10.€143.21 Million
Apr 29, 2019
- 11.$155 Million
May 2, 2000
- 12.$145 Million
May 1, 2004
- 13.€98 Million
May 1, 2009
- 14.$126 Million
May 1, 2018
- 15.$118 Million
Apr 29, 2016
- 16.$114 Million
Apr 30, 2013
- 17.$113 Million
Apr 29, 2017
- 18.€75 Million
Apr 29, 2014
- 19.$102 Million
May 1, 2012
- 20.€90 Million
May 1, 2020
- 21.$96 Million
May 1, 2015
- 22.€79.26 Million
May 3, 2019
- 23.€76.26 Million
Apr 30, 2016
- 24.$85 Million
Apr 29, 2008
- 24.$85 Million
May 1, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Apr 29, 1979
41 years old
Sunday, Apr 29, 1979
41 years old
Sunday, Apr 29, 1979
41 years old
Saturday, Apr 29, 1978
42 years old
Thursday, Apr 29, 1976
44 years old
Tuesday, Apr 29, 1975
45 years old
Thursday, Apr 29, 1965
55 years old
Monday, Apr 29, 1963
57 years old
Sunday, Apr 29, 1962
58 years old
Sunday, Apr 29, 1962
58 years old
Tuesday, Apr 29, 1958
62 years old
Sunday, Apr 29, 1956
64 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox sets the all-time low attendance mark for Major League Baseball. Zero fans were in attendance for the game, as the stadium was officially closed to the public due to the 2015 Baltimore protests.
- A powerful explosion occurs in an office building in Prague, believed to have been caused by natural gas, injures 43 people.
- The Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton takes place at Westminster Abbey in London.
- The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
- Riots in Los Angeles, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 63 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
- A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 miles per hour (249 km/h), killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as ten million homeless.
- The 7.0 Mw Racha earthquake affects Georgia with a maximum MSK intensity of IX (Destructive), killing 270 people.
- A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
- Chernobyl disaster: American and European spy satellites capture the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant
- Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon before an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
- Vietnam War: The North Vietnamese army completes its capture of all parts of South Vietnamese-held Trường Sa Islands.
- Watergate scandal: United States President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal.
- Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
- The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with some of its songs becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
- After refusing induction into the United States Army the previous day, Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
- Pakistan's Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
- The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
- Tibetan delegates to the Central People's Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
- The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes.
- World War II: The German army in Italy surrenders to the Allies.
- World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
- World War II: The Captain-class frigate HMS Goodall (K479) is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the European theatre of World War II.
- World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor; Hitler and Braun both commit suicide the following day.
- Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
- The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
- World War II: British agent Nancy Wake, a leading figure in the French Resistance and the Gestapo's most wanted person, parachutes back into France to be a liaison between London and the local maquis group.
- World War I: The UK's 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point.
- Easter Rising: After six days of fighting, Irish rebel leaders surrender to British forces in Dublin, bringing the Easter Rising to an end.
- Tsinghua University, one of mainland China's leading universities, is founded.
- The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
- A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 people in Frank, in the District of Alberta, Canada.
- Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.
- American Civil War: The Capture of New Orleans by Union forces under David Farragut.
- American Civil War: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
- Charles Darwin during the second survey voyage of HMS Beagle, ascended the Bell mountain, Cerro La Campana on 17 August 1834, his visit being commemorated by a memorial plaque.
- American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
- James Cook arrives in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names.
- Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops defeat a Danish force in the Battle of Västerås.
- Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands, is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile.
- Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
- Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal.
- Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos.
Births On This Day
- Kimberly Birrell, Australian tennis player
- Katherine Langford, Australian actress
- Victoria Sinitsina, Russian ice dancer
- Christina Shakovets, German tennis player
- Emilio Orozco, American soccer player
- Adam Smith, English footballer
- Elías Hernández, Mexican footballer
- Jovan Leacock, American football player
- Jonathan Toews, Canadian ice hockey player
- Knut Børsheim, Norwegian golfer
- Sara Errani, Italian tennis player
- Viljar Veski, Estonian basketball player
- Sisa Waqa, Fijian rugby league player
- Monique Alfradique, Brazilian actress
- Jean-François Jacques, Canadian ice hockey player
- Kirby Cote, Canadian swimmer
- Paulius Jankūnas, Lithuanian basketball player
- Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russian tennis player
- Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player
- Jay Cutler, American football player
- Tommie Harris, American football player
- David Lee, American basketball player
- Lisa Allen, English chef
- George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
- Émilie Mondor, Canadian runner (d. 2006)
- Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
- Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
- Lee Dong-gook, South Korean footballer
- Ryan Sharp, Scottish race car driver and manager
- Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
- Bob Bryan, American tennis player
- Mike Bryan, American tennis player
- Javier Colon, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Craig Gower, Australian rugby player
- Tyler Labine, Canadian actor and comedian
- Zuzana Hejdová, Czech tennis player
- Claus Jensen, Danish footballer and sportscaster
- Titus O'Neil, American football player and wrestler
- Attila Zsivoczky, Hungarian decathlete and high jumper
- Fabio Liverani, Italian footballer and manager
- Chiyotaikai Ryūji, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
- Artem Yashkin, Ukrainian footballer
- Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist and educator
- Anggun, Diva Indonesia
- Dustin McDaniel, American lawyer and politician, 55th Arkansas Attorney General
- Andre Agassi, American tennis player
- Uma Thurman, American actress
- Jack Mackenroth, American swimmer, model, and fashion designer
- Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, 4th President of Croatia (2015-)
- Carnie Wilson, American singer-songwriter
- Marcel Albers, Dutch race car driver (d. 1992)
- Curtis Joseph, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Christian Tetzlaff, German violinist
- Phil Tufnell, English cricketer and radio host
- Michel Bussi, French geographer, author, and academic
- Peter Rauhofer, Austrian-American disc jockey and producer (d. 2013)
- Larisa Turchinskaya, Russian-Australian heptathlete and coach
- Brendon Tuuta, New Zealand rugby league player
- Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Radek Jaroš, Czech mountaineer and author
- Mike Babcock, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Bruce Driver, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Rob Druppers, Dutch runner
- Stephan Burger, German Catholic archbishop
- Bill Glasson, American golfer
- Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian author and academic
- Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
- Eve Plumb, American actress
- Gary Cohen, American baseball play-by-play announcer (New York Mets)
- Daniel Day-Lewis, British-Irish actor
- Mark Kendall, American guitarist and songwriter
- Karen Barad, American physicist and philosopher
- Don McKinnon, Australian rugby league player
- Kate Mulgrew, American actress
- Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder and businessman, founded Burton Snowboards
- Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian, actor, and producer
- Nora Dunn, American actress and comedian
- David Icke, English footballer and sportscaster
- Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach
- Rob Nicholson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Ron Washington, American baseball player and manager
- Rick Burleson, American baseball player
- Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
- John Holmes, English diplomat, British Ambassador to France
- Paul Holmes, New Zealand journalist (d. 2013)
- Phillip Noyce, Australian director and producer
- Debbie Stabenow, American social worker and politician
- Bruce Cutler, American lawyer
- Serge Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tommy James, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Johnny Miller, American golfer and sportscaster
- Jim Ryun, American runner and politician
- Aleksander Wolszczan, Polish astronomer
- Brian Charlesworth, English biologist, geneticist, and academic
- Hugh Hopper, English bass guitarist (d. 2009)
- Catherine Lara, French singer-songwriter and violinist
- Tammi Terrell, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 1970)
- Francis Lee, English footballer and businessman
- Duane Allen, American country singer (The Oak Ridge Boys)
- Brenda Dean, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, English union leader and politician (d. 2018)
- Ruth Deech, Baroness Deech, English lawyer and academic
- Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
- Rennie Fritchie, Baroness Fritchie, English civil servant and academic
- Galina Kulakova, Russian skier
- Jonah Barrington, English-Irish squash player
- Dorothy Edgington, British philosopher
- Hanne Darboven, German painter (d. 2009)
- Stephanos of Tallinn, Estonian metropolitan
- Brian Taber, Australian cricketer
- Bernard Madoff, American businessman and financier
- Klaus Voormann, German artist, bass player, and producer
- Arvo Mets, Estonian-Russian poet and translator (d. 1997)
- Jill Paton Walsh, English author
- Zubin Mehta, Indian bassist and conductor
- Adolfo Nicolás, Spanish priest, 13th Superior General of the Society of Jesus
- Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, English banker and philanthropist
- April Stevens, American pop singer
- Otis Rush, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
- Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan-American baseball player
- Peter de la Billière, English general
- Erika Fisch, German sprinter and hurdler
- Pedro Pires, Cape Verdean politician, 3rd President of Cape Verde
- Ed Charles, African-American baseball player and coach (d. 2018)
- Mark Eyskens, Belgian economist and politician, 61st Prime Minister of Belgium
- Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)
- Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
- Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (d. 2005)
- David Tindle, English painter and educator
- Frank Auerbach, British-German painter
- Lonnie Donegan, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
- Chris Pearson, Canadian politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (d. 2014)
- Jean Rochefort, French actor and director (d. 2017)
- Walter Kempowski, German author and academic (d. 2007)
- Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
- Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer and conductor (d. 2014)
- Maurice Strong, Canadian businessman and diplomat (d. 2015)
- Jeremy Thorpe, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- Carl Gardner, American R&B/rock & roll singer (The Robins, The Coasters) (d. 2011)
- Heinz Wolff, German-English physiologist, engineer, and academic (d. 2017)
- Dorothy Manley, English sprinter
- Bill Slater, English footballer (d. 2018)
- Elmer Kelton, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
- John Compton, Saint Lucian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Saint Lucia (d. 2007)
- Iwao Takamoto, American animator, director, and producer (d. 2007)
- Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
- Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballerina and actress
- Irvin Kershner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
- Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 2001)
- Toots Thielemans, Belgian guitarist and harmonica player (d. 2016)
- Edward Blishen, English author and radio host (d. 1996)
- Harold Shapero, American composer (d. 2013)
- Gérard Oury, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- George Allen, American football player and coach (d. 1990)
- Maya Deren, Ukrainian-American director, poet, and photographer (d. 1961)
- Celeste Holm, American actress and singer (d. 2012)
- Henry H. Barschall, German-American physicist and academic (d. 1997)
- Richard Carlson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
- Tom Ewell, American actor (d. 1994)
- Jack Williamson, American author and academic (d. 2006)
- Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (d. 1997)
- Hirohito, Japanese emperor (d. 1989)
- Concha de Albornoz, Spanish feminist and intellectual, exiled during the Spanish Civil War (d. 1972)
- Amelia Best, Australian politician, one of the first women elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly (d. 1979)
- Duke Ellington, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1974)
- Mary Petty, American illustrator (d. 1976)
- Vladimir Propp, Russian scholar and critic (d. 1970)
- Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1967)
- Marietta Blau, Austrian physicist and academic (d. 1970)
- Harold Urey, American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
- Bharathidasan, Indian poet and activist (d. 1964)
- Raymond Thorne, American swimmer (d. 1921)
- Egon Erwin Kisch, Czech journalist and author (d. 1948)
- Auguste Herbin, French painter (d. 1960)
- Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Dutch printer, typographer, and Nazi resister (d. 1945)
- Fethi Okyar, Turkish military officer, diplomat and politician (d. 1943)
- Thomas Beecham, English conductor (d. 1961, March 8)
- Friedrich Adler, Jewish-German academic, artist and designer. (d.1945)
- Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English novelist and short story writer (d. 1950)
- Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and lawyer (d. 1930)
- Forest Ray Moulton, American astronomer and academic (d. 1952)
- Constantine P. Cavafy, Egyptian-Greek journalist and poet (d. 1933)
- William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (d. 1951)
- Maria Teresia Ledóchowska, Austrian nun and missionary (d. 1922)
- Georgia Hopley, American journalist, temperance advocate, and the first woman prohibition agent (d. 1944)
- Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1912)
- Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter and academic (d. 1906)
- Joachim Andersen, Danish flautist, composer, conductor, and co-founder of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (d. 1907)
- Carl Millöcker, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1899)
- Georges Ernest Boulanger, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1891)
- Alexander II of Russia (d. 1881)
- Sadok Barącz, Galician religious leader, historian, folklorist, archivist (d. 1892)
- Thomas Adolphus Trollope, English journalist and author (d. 1892)
- Samuel Turell Armstrong, American publisher and politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)
- David Cox, English landscape painter (d. 1859)
- Charles Nodier, French librarian and author (d. 1844)
- Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French general and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1833)
- Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (d. 1820)
- Oliver Ellsworth, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1807)
- Jean-Georges Noverre, French actor and dancer (d. 1810)
- Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1742)
- John Arbuthnot, Scottish-English physician and polymath (d. 1735)
- James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1745)
- Esaias Reusner, German lute player and composer (d. 1679)
- Sophie of Saxony, Duchess of Pomerania (d. 1635)
- William II, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1509)
- Minamoto no Mitsunaka, Japanese samurai (d. 997)
Deaths On This Day
- Renato Corona, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (b. 1948)
- François Michelin, French businessman (b. 1926)
- Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman, co-founded Weight Watchers (b. 1923)
- Calvin Peete, American golfer (b. 1943)
- Dan Walker, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Illinois (b. 1922)
- Iveta Bartošová, Czech singer and actress (b. 1966)
- Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (b. 1925)
- Bob Hoskins, English actor (b. 1942)
- Michael Kadosh, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1940)
- Alex Elisala, New Zealand-Australian rugby player (b. 1992)
- Pesah Grupper, Israeli politician, 13th Israel Minister of Agriculture (b. 1924)
- Parekura Horomia, New Zealand politician, 40th Minister of Māori Affairs (b. 1950)
- John La Montaine, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)
- Ernest Michael, American mathematician and scholar (b. 1925)
- Kevin Moore, English footballer (b. 1958)
- Marianna Zachariadi, Greek pole vaulter (b. 1990)
- Shukri Ghanem, Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1942)
- Joel Goldsmith, American composer and conductor (b. 1957)
- Roland Moreno. French engineer, invented the smart card (b. 1945)
- Kenny Roberts, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
- Siamak Pourzand, Iranian journalist and critic (b. 1931)
- Joanna Russ, American writer, academic and radical feminist (b. 1937)
- Sandy Douglas, English computer scientist and academic, designed OXO (b. 1921)
- Chuck Daigh, American racing driver (b. 1923)
- Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and academic (b. 1906)
- Milt Bocek, American baseball player and soldier (b. 1912)
- Josh Hancock, American baseball player (b. 1978)
- Dick Motz, New Zealand cricketer and rugby player (b. 1940)
- Ivica Račan, Croatian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
- John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to India (b. 1908)
- William J. Bell, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1927)
- Louis Leithold, American mathematician and academic (b. 1924)
- Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)
- Janko Bobetko, Croatian Army general and Chief of the General Staff (b. 1919)
- Bob Akin, American race car driver and journalist (b. 1936)
- Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr., American physicist and academic (b. 1936)
- Phạm Văn Đồng, Vietnamese lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1906)
- Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
- Mike Royko, American journalist and author (b. 1932)
- Michael Gordon, American actor and director (b. 1909)
- Mick Ronson, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1946)
- Mae Clarke, American actress (b. 1910)
- Raymond Bussières, French actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1907)
- Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (b. 1899)
- Muhsin Ertuğrul, Turkish actor and director (b. 1892)
- Hardie Gramatky, American author and illustrator (b. 1907)
- Theo Helfrich, German racing driver (b. 1913)
- Edvard Drabløs, Norwegian actor and director (b. 1883)
- Lin Zhao, Chinese dissident and Christian executed during the Cultural Revolution (b. 1932)
- J. B. Lenoir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)
- William Eccles, English physicist and engineer (b. 1875)
- Paula Strasberg, American actress, acting coach, and member of the Communist Party (b. 1909)
- Rae Johnstone, Australian jockey (b. 1905)
- Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, India-born English soldier and Governor of Gibraltar (b. 1891)
- Harold Bride, English soldier and operator (b. 1890)
- Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (b. 1876)
- Kathleen Clarice Groom, Australian-English author and screenwriter (b. 1872)
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (b. 1889)
- Irving Fisher, American economist and statistician (b. 1867)
- Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, German SS officer (b. 1893)
- Bernardino Machado, Portuguese academic and politician, 3rd President of Portugal (b. 1851)
- William Gillette, American actor and playwright (b. 1853)
- Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet and journalist (b. 1863)
- Arthur Mold, English cricketer (b. 1863)
- William H. Seward Jr., American general and banker (b. 1839)
- Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1850)
- Ignacio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (b. 1847)
- Paul Du Chaillu, French-American anthropologist and zoologist (b. 1835)
- Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1768)
- William Babington, Anglo-Irish physician and mineralogist (b. 1756)
- Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, Austrian entomologist and author (b. 1723)
- John Michell, English geologist and astronomer (b. 1724)
- Edward Wortley Montagu, English explorer and author (b. 1713)
- Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, French-Italian architect, designed Winter Palace and Catherine Palace (b. 1700)
- Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1694)
- Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French theorist and author (b. 1658)
- George Farquhar, Irish-English actor and playwright (b. 1678)
- Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk (b. 1655)
- Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1620)
- Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (b. 1607)
- John Cleveland, English poet and author (b. 1613)
- Agrippa d'Aubigné, French soldier and poet (b. 1552)
- Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and theologian (b. 1517)
- Louis II of Naples (b. 1377)
- Catherine of Siena, Italian mystic, philosopher, and saint (b. 1347)
- Burchard II, Duke of Swabia (b. 883)
- Hou Junji, Chinese general and politician, Chancellor of the Tang dynasty