On This Day in History: April 30
April 30 is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 245 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Lottery Post now live on Instagram. Starting today, players have a whole new avenue of getting their lottery news, site updates, exciting announcements, and more through Lottery Post's official Instagram account.
- NJ Lottery temporarily suspends sales and drawings for 5 Card Cash due to coronavirus. The New Jersey Lottery temporarily suspended sales and drawings of its 5 Card Cash, effective Monday, May 4, 2020, due to COVID-19.
- State of Oregon forcing retailers to pay taxes on video lottery machines that are shut down. Hundreds of bars and restaurants already struggling to survive are now facing another financial setback. The Oregon Lottery is collecting taxes on each video lottery machine, even though the machines are shut down.
- Lawyer for trust claims $456.7 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A lawyer working for a trust claimed a $457 million Powerball ticket sold at a Pennsylvania convenience store, leaving state lottery officials with no details about the person or people who will get the money.
- Uber driver wins $140,000 after passenger tips him with lottery ticket. A Colorado Uber driver received a tip from a passenger that eventually landed him $140,000.
- 16 N.Y. biotech workers claim $58M Mega Millions jackpot. A group of 16 workers at a Manhattan biotech company who pooled their cash to buy Mega Millions tickets have claimed a $58 million jackpot from the March 24 drawing.
- Factory worker quits job after winning $12.3M UK lottery jackpot. A food factory worker and his partner both quit their jobs after the pair won a lottery jackpot worth nearly £8 million (US$12.3 million).
- Pennsylvania Lottery to drive profits by boosting payouts. The state House on Tuesday approved a change to the Pennsylvania Lottery that the Corbett administration says will allow it to maximize profits for senior programs by meeting consumer demand for high-payout instant tickets.
- Ultimate Poker to become first legal, real-money online poker site in US. On Tuesday, UltimatePoker.com is expected to launch what will become the country's first fully legal online poker site, with one major catch: it will be limited to those physically present within the state of Nevada.
- Decision in $5 million lottery ticket theft trial in Judge's hands. Judge Joseph Fahey said Friday he will take a few days to make his decision after closing arguments in the trial of two New York brothers accused of stealing a winning $5 million lottery ticket.
- Relatives fight over estate of poisoned lottery winner. The family of a Chicago businessman who died of cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot is disputing a deal he purportedly signed leaving his share of several dry cleaning stores to his wife.
- 48 Philly transit workers win $172M Powerball jackpot. Trains and subways might zip along a little faster in Philadelphia this week after a group of 48 transit workers hit a $172 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
- States up the online ante. When the U.S. Justice Department in December narrowed its interpretation of the 50-year-old Wire Act, saying it banned only sports betting and not other forms of online gambling, the decision sparked hope in state capitals that lotteries could start selling tickets online and lead a charge into online gambling.
- Mega Millions: $224 million lottery drawing tonight. Tonight across the United States, millions of lottery ticket holders will be hoping to match all of the Mega Millions winning numbers to win a $224 million jackpot.
- Mass. Lottery on track to $50 million surplus. The Massachusetts Legislature gambled a year ago that the state Lottery would generate at least $759 million in profits for local aid to cities and towns -- which is turning out to be a pretty safe bet after all.
- N.Y. Lottery posts record sales. The New York Lottery posted record revenue and profit in its latest fiscal year, the state announced on Thursday.
- Scientific Games wins Pennsylvania Lottery contract. Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf today announced that after reviewing best and final offers, the department has selected Scientific Games International Inc. to supply terminal-based game services to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
- Youths prefer online betting. Young adults -- a key growth sector for Canada's gambling industry -- are very interested in such "technology driven" options as online gambling, which is not yet legal in Canada, an industry conference heard yesterday.
- Kentucky man thought he won lottery jackpot. A Kentucky man was shocked and happy when he scratched his lottery game card, but found out later it was worth $10 instead of $100,000.
- Tenn. proposal for real lottery drawings withdrawn. A proposal to require the Tennessee Lottery to abandon computerized drawings has been withdrawn for the year.
- Newspaper analyzes Fla. Lottery education funding. This highly biased newspaper article was published in Boca Raton News on Friday, April 27. It is presented here to educate lottery players about an unfortunately common form of so-called "analysis", which in reality is nothing more than slanted opinions of certain journalists, who seek only the information that will support their narrow agenda.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$319 Million
Apr 30, 2021
- 2.$314 Million
Apr 30, 2016
- 3.$229 Million
Apr 30, 2019
- 4.$225 Million
May 1, 2009
- 5.$224 Million
Apr 30, 2010
- 6.$200 Million
May 1, 2020
- 7.$195 Million
May 2, 2018
- 8.$181 Million
May 1, 2019
- 9.€146.19 Million
May 3, 2021
- 10.$165 Million
May 1, 2013
- 11.$162 Million
Apr 30, 2008
- 12.€144.16 Million
Apr 30, 2019
- 13.$155 Million
May 2, 2000
- 14.$145 Million
May 1, 2004
- 15.$131.3 Million
May 1, 2021
- 16.€98 Million
May 1, 2009
- 17.$130 Million
May 3, 2017
- 18.$128 Million
May 3, 2016
- 19.$126 Million
May 1, 2018
- 20.€88 Million
May 2, 2014
- 21.$114 Million
Apr 30, 2013
- 22.$102 Million
May 1, 2012
- 23.$100 Million
May 2, 2008
- 24.€90 Million
May 1, 2020
- 25.$96 Million
May 1, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Apr 30, 1986
35 years old
Friday, Apr 30, 1982
39 years old
Saturday, Apr 30, 1977
44 years old
Monday, Apr 30, 1973
48 years old
Tuesday, Apr 30, 1968
53 years old
Tuesday, Apr 30, 1968
53 years old
Friday, Apr 30, 1965
56 years old
Friday, Apr 30, 1965
56 years old
Saturday, Apr 30, 1960
61 years old
Thursday, Apr 30, 1959
62 years old
Friday, Apr 30, 1954
67 years old
Thursday, Apr 30, 1953
68 years old
Friday, Apr 30, 1948
73 years old
Wednesday, Apr 30, 1947
74 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- A bomb blast in Ürümqi, China kills three people and injures 79 others.
- Willem-Alexander is inaugurated as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Beatrix.
- An overloaded ferry capsizes on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.
- Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- Seven civilians and the perpetrator are killed and another ten injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix.
- Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei and Anastasia, two of the children of the last Tsar of Russia, whose entire family was executed at Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks.
- U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
- Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.
- Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed in a crash during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix run at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari outside Imola, Italy.
- CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
- The Bijon Setu massacre occurs in Calcutta, India.
- Beatrix is inaugurated as Queen of the Netherlands following the abdication of Juliana.
- The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London.
- Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Dương Văn Minh.
- Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that other top aides, most notably H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, have resigned.
- The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
- K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
- Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery entered into force.
- Former Vice President and Democratic Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia.
- In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
- In Nevada, Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam.
- World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for less than 40 hours. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
- World War II: Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Germany is liberated by Soviet soldiers, freeing nearly 9000 American and British airmen.
- World War II: The British submarine HMS Seraph surfaces near Huelva to cast adrift a dead man dressed as a courier and carrying false invasion plans.
- The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opens.
- NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
- The Commonwealth of the Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
- The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.
- Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity.
- Albert Einstein completes his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich.
- Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
- J. J. Thomson of the Cavendish Laboratory announces his discovery of the electron as a subatomic particle, over 1,800 times smaller than a proton (in the atomic nucleus), at a lecture at the Royal Institution in London.
- Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
- The Camp Grant massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
- A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
- Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
- The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
- Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
- On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
- Eighty Years' War: Dutch Republic forces recapture a strategically important fort from Spain after a nine-month siege.
- Juan de Oñate begins the conquest of Santa Fe de Nuevo México.
- Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots.
- Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile.
- Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
- Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
- Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged at the instigation of Charles, Count of Valois.
- The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
Births On This Day
- Jung Yun-seok, South Korean actor
- Teden Mengi, English footballer
- Yui Hiwatashi, Japanese singer
- Jorden van Foreest, Dutch chess grandmaster
- Adam Ryczkowski, Polish footballer
- Luke Friend, English singer
- Chae Seo-jin, South Korean actress
- Wang Yafan, Chinese tennis player
- Dion Dreesens, Dutch swimmer
- Martin Fuksa, Czech canoeist
- Travis Scott, American rapper and producer
- Marc-André ter Stegen, German footballer
- Chris Kreider, American ice hockey player
- Jonny Brownlee, English triathlete
- Mac DeMarco, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Kaarel Kiidron, Estonian footballer
- Jang Wooyoung, South Korean singer and actor
- Andy Allen, Australian chef
- Sander Baart, Dutch field hockey player
- Liu Xijun, Chinese singer
- Oh Hye-ri, South Korean taekwondo athlete
- Alipate Carlile, Australian footballer
- Chris Morris, South African cricketer
- Rohit Sharma, Indian cricketer
- Dianna Agron, American actress and singer
- Martten Kaldvee, Estonian biathlete
- Brandon Bass, American basketball player
- Gal Gadot, Israeli actress and model
- Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American journalist, singer, and prostitute
- Seimone Augustus, American basketball player
- Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager
- Risto Mätas, Estonian javelin thrower
- Lee Roache, English footballer
- Chris Carr, American football player
- Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
- Marina Tomić, Slovenian hurdler
- Troy Williamson, American football player
- Kirsten Dunst, American actress
- Drew Seeley, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
- Nicole Kaczmarski, American basketball player
- John O'Shea, Irish footballer
- Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
- Justin Vernon, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer
- Luis Scola, Argentinian basketball player
- Jeroen Verhoeven, Dutch footballer
- Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer
- Liljay, Taiwanese singer
- Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
- Meredith L. Patterson, American technologist, journalist, and author
- Davian Clarke, Jamaican sprinter
- Amanda Palmer, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Daniel Wagon, Australian rugby league player
- Johnny Galecki, American actor
- Christian Tamminga, Dutch athlete
- Leigh Francis, English comedian and actor
- Takako Tokiwa, Japanese actress
- Warren Defever, American bass player and producer
- Justine Greening, English accountant and politician, Secretary of State for International Development
- Paulo Jr., Brazilian bass player
- Phil Chang, Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor
- Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Dave Meggett, American football player and coach
- Daniela Costian, Romanian-Australian discus thrower
- Adrian Pasdar, American actor
- Tony Fernandes, Malaysian-Indian businessman, co-founded Tune Group
- Ian Healy, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- Lorenzo Staelens, Belgian footballer and manager
- Abhishek Chatterjee, Indian actor
- Andrew Carwood, English tenor and conductor
- Michael Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
- Arnór Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer
- Isiah Thomas, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
- Geoffrey Cox, English lawyer and politician
- Kerry Healey, American academic and politician, 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
- Stephen Harper, Canadian economist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada
- Charles Berling, French actor, director, and screenwriter
- Wonder Mike, American rapper and songwriter
- Lars von Trier, Danish director and screenwriter
- Nicolas Hulot, French journalist and environmentalist
- David Kitchin, English lawyer and judge
- Zlatko Topčić, Bosnian writer and screenwriter
- Jane Campion, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter
- Kim Darroch, English diplomat, UK Permanent Representative to the European Union
- Frank-Michael Marczewski, German footballer
- Merrill Osmond, American singer and bass player
- Jacques Audiard, French director and screenwriter
- Jack Middelburg, Dutch motorcycle racer (d. 1984)
- Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager
- António Guterres, Portuguese academic and politician, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Karl Meiler, German tennis player (d. 2014)
- Wayne Kramer, American guitarist and singer-songwriter
- Pierre Pagé, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Margit Papp, Hungarian athlete
- Paul Fiddes, English theologian and academic
- Finn Kalvik, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tom Køhlert, Danish footballer and manager
- Mats Odell, Swedish economist and politician, Swedish Minister for Financial Markets
- King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
- Bill Plympton, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
- Don Schollander, American swimmer
- J. Michael Brady, British radiologist
- Annie Dillard, American novelist, essayist, and poet
- Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2001)
- Michael J. Smith, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)
- Jon Bing, Norwegian author, scholar, and academic (d. 2014)
- Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)
- Frederick Chiluba, Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (d. 2011)
- Bobby Vee, American pop singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
- Sallehuddin of Kedah, Sultan of Kedah
- Stavros Dimas, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Max Merritt, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter
- Jeroen Brouwers, Dutch journalist and writer
- Michael Cleary, Australian rugby player and politician
- Ülo Õun, Estonian sculptor (d. 1988)
- Gary Collins, American actor and talk show host (d. 2012)
- Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak director and screenwriter
- Larry Niven, American author and screenwriter
- Tony Harrison, English poet and playwright
- Jerry Lordan, English singer-songwriter (d. 1995)
- Don McKenney, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Charles Sanderson, Baron Sanderson of Bowden, English politician
- Félix Guattari, French psychotherapist and philosopher (d. 1992)
- Hugh Hood, Canadian author and academic (d. 2000)
- Orlando Sirola, Italian tennis player (d. 1995)
- Shrinivas Khale, Indian composer (d. 2011)
- Cloris Leachman, American actress and comedian (d. 2021)
- Corinne Calvet, French actress (d. 2001)
- Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1960)
- Uno Laht, Estonian KGB officer and author (d. 2008)
- Percy Heath, American bassist (d. 2005)
- Kagamisato Kiyoji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 42nd Yokozuna (d. 2004)
- Anton Murray, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
- Roger L. Easton, American scientist, co-invented the GPS (d. 2014)
- Duncan Hamilton, Irish-English race car driver and pilot (d. 1994)
- Tom Moore, British army officer and fundraiser (d. 2021)
- Bea Wain, American singer (d. 2017)
- Paul Kuusberg, Estonian journalist and author (d. 2003)
- Claude Shannon, American mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)
- Robert Shaw, American conductor (d. 1999)
- Charles Beetham, American middle-distance runner (d. 1997)
- Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter, actor, and painter (d. 2008)
- Levi Celerio, Filipino pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 2002)
- F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor and educator (d. 1992)
- Juliana of the Netherlands (d. 2004)
- Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
- Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic professor of law and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1970)
- Frank Robert Miller, Canadian air marshal and politician (d. 1997)
- Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
- Theodore Schultz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
- Simon Kuznets, Belarusian-American economist, statistician, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
- Erni Krusten, Estonian author and poet (d. 1984)
- Humberto Mauro, Brazilian director and screenwriter (d. 1983)
- Reverend Gary Davis, American singer and guitarist (d. 1972)
- Hans List, Austrian scientist and businessman, founded the AVL Engineering Company (d. 1996)
- Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1960)
- Harold Breen, Australian public servant (d. 1966)
- Joachim von Ribbentrop, German soldier and politician, 14th German Reich Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1946)
- John Crowe Ransom, American poet, critic, and academic (d. 1974)
- Olof Sandborg, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
- Jaroslav Hašek, Czech soldier and author (d. 1923)
- Luigi Russolo, Italian painter and composer (d. 1947)
- Charles Exeter Devereux Crombie, Scottish cartoonist (d. 1967)
- Richárd Weisz, Hungarian Olympic champion wrestler (d. 1945)
- Władysław Witwicki, Polish psychologist, philosopher, translator, historian (of philosophy and art) and artist (d. 1948)
- Léon Flameng, French cyclist (d. 1917)
- Alice B. Toklas, American memoirist (d. 1967)
- Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (d. 1937)
- Cyriel Verschaeve, Flemish priest and author (d. 1949)
- Franz Lehár, Hungarian composer (d. 1948)
- Dadasaheb Phalke, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1944)
- Hans Poelzig, German architect, designed the IG Farben Building and Großes Schauspielhaus (d. 1936)
- Mary Haviland Stilwell Kuesel, American pioneer dentist (d. 1936)
- Max Nettlau, German historian and academic (d. 1944)
- Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist and eugenicist (d. 1940)
- Walter Simon, German banker and philanthropist (d. 1920)
- Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist and academic (d. 1884)
- Albrecht von Roon, Prussian soldier and politician, 10th Minister President of Prussia (d. 1879)
- Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1855)
- David Thompson, English-Canadian cartographer and explorer (d. 1857)
- Emmanuel Vitale, Maltese commander and politician (d. 1802)
- Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (d. 1806)
- Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (d. 1795)
- François Louis, Prince of Conti (d. 1709)
- Mary II of England (d. 1694)
- Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, French priest and saint (d. 1719)
- François de Laval, French-Canadian bishop and saint (d. 1708)
- Louise of Lorraine (d. 1601)
- Francesco Primaticcio, Italian painter (d. 1570)
- William III, Landgrave of Thuringia (d. 1482)
- Anne of Gloucester, English countess, granddaughter of King Edward III of England (d. 1438)
- Gaston III, Count of Foix (d. 1391)
- King Casimir III of Poland (d. 1368)
- Philip III of France (d. 1285)
Deaths On This Day
- Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer and composer (b. 1940)
- Peter Mayhew, English-American actor (b. 1944)
- Daniel Berrigan, American priest and activist (b. 1921)
- Harry Kroto, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
- Ben E. King, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1938)
- Khaled Choudhury, Indian painter and set designer (b. 1919)
- Julian Lewis, English biologist and academic (b. 1946)
- Carl E. Moses, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
- Ian Ross, Australian journalist (b. 1940)
- Roberto Chabet, Filipino painter and sculptor (b. 1937)
- Shirley Firth, Canadian skier (b. 1953)
- Viviane Forrester, French author and critic (b. 1925)
- Tomás Borge, Nicaraguan poet and politician, co-founded the Sandinista National Liberation Front (b. 1930)
- Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer (b. 1985)
- Giannis Gravanis, Greek footballer (b. 1958)
- Benzion Netanyahu, Russian-Israeli historian and academic (b. 1910)
- Dorjee Khandu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
- Evald Okas, Estonian painter (b. 1915)
- Ernesto Sabato, Argentinian physicist, author, and painter (b. 1911)
- Henk Nijdam, Dutch cyclist (b. 1935)
- Juancho Evertsz, Dutch Antillean politician (b. 1923)
- Kevin Mitchell, American football player (b. 1971)
- Tom Poston, American actor, comedian, and game show panelist (b. 1921)
- Gordon Scott, American film and television actor (b. 1926)
- Jean-François Revel, French philosopher (b. 1924)
- Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author and academic (b. 1925)
- Phil Rasmussen, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1918)
- Mark Berger, American economist and academic (b. 1955)
- Possum Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)
- Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, German philanthropist, founded the Gründerzeit Museum (b. 1928)
- Poul Hartling, Danish politician, 36th Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1914)
- Nizar Qabbani, Syrian-English poet, publisher, and diplomat (b. 1926)
- Maung Maung Kha, Burmese colonel and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1920)
- Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver (b. 1960)
- Richard Scarry, American author and illustrator (b. 1919)
- Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
- Sergio Leone, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Robert Stevenson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1905)
- George Balanchine, Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
- Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader (b. 1913)
- Edouard Wyss-Dunant, Swiss physician and mountaineer (b. 1897)
- Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (b. 1949)
- Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican journalist and politician, 1st Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1898)
- Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900)
- Václav Renč, Czech poet and playwright (b. 1911)
- Gia Scala, English-American model and actress (b. 1934)
- Jacques Presser, Dutch historian, writer and poet (b. 1899)
- Inger Stevens, Swedish-American actress (b. 1934)
- Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)
- Jacob Linzbach, Estonian linguist and author (b. 1874)
- Eddy Hamel, American footballer (b. 1902; killed in Auschwitz)
- Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist and academic (b. 1860)
- Beatrice Webb, English sociologist and economist (b. 1858)
- Frank Haller, American boxer (b. 1883)
- A. E. Housman, English poet and scholar (b. 1859)
- Bessie Coleman, American pilot (b. 1892)
- Jean Moréas, Greek poet and critic (b. 1856)
- Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and activist (b. 1831)
- Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (b. 1863)
- Joseph Leidy, American paleontologist and author (b. 1823)
- Édouard Manet, French painter (b. 1832)
- Emma Smith, American religious leader (b. 1804)
- Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)
- Thomas Cooke, Canadian bishop and missionary (b. 1792)
- Robert FitzRoy, English admiral, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand (b. 1805)
- Jean Danjou, French captain (b. 1828)
- Charles, Austrian commander and duke of Teschen (b. 1771)
- Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish philologist and author (b. 1758)
- Onogawa Kisaburō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 5th Yokozuna (b. 1758)
- Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French archaeologist and author (b. 1716)
- John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1718)
- François d'Agincourt, French organist and composer (b. 1684)
- Johann Albert Fabricius, German scholar and author (b. 1668)
- Rodrigo Anes de Sá Almeida e Meneses, 1st Marquis of Abrantes, Portuguese diplomat (b. 1676)
- Philipp van Limborch, Dutch theologian and author (b. 1633)
- Robert Plot, English chemist and academic (b. 1640)
- Marie of the Incarnation, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Ursulines of Quebec (b. 1599)
- Petrus Scriverius, Dutch historian and scholar (b. 1576)
- Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (b. 1617)
- Niwa Nagashige, Japanese daimyō (b. 1571)
- Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Bavarian general (b. 1559)
- Sigismund III Vasa, Swedish-Polish son of John III of Sweden (b. 1566)
- Tabinshwehti, Burmese king (b. 1516)
- Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, English lawyer and judge, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1488)
- Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)
- Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English commander (b. 1382)
- John III, duke of Brittany (b. 1286)
- Roger de Flor, Italian military adventurer (b. 1267)
- Adjutor, French knight and saint
- Ren Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1010)
- Mahmud of Ghazni, Ghaznavid emir (b. 971)
- Eckard I, German nobleman
- Hildegard of the Vinzgau, Frankish queen
- Amalasuntha, Ostrogothic queen and regent
- An, Chinese emperor (b. 94)
- AD 65
- Lucan, Roman poet (b. 39)