On This Day in History: April 6
April 6 is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 269 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Update: Every US state lottery's COVID-19 response. Following up on our previous report two weeks ago, Lottery Post revisited the websites of every United States lottery to find out if all the states have added COVID-19 responses, and what changes have been made at states that had already published a response.
- Hoosier Lottery often pulls plug on high-dollar scratch-off games before all prizes can be won. An investigation has revealed that Indiana's state lottery has been pulling certain high-dollar scratch-off games off the market before all the big-money prizes could be won and paid out.
- Woman nearly throws away $2M lottery ticket. A Michigan woman nearly threw away a $2 million winning instant game lottery ticket she received for her birthday.
- Lottery scammer's brother facing criminal charges. The brother of a former Iowa lottery security official convicted of fixing a 2010 Hot Lotto drawing in an attempt to win millions is now facing an Iowa criminal charge of his own, online records show.
- IRS scammed with losing lottery tickets. Instead of paying taxes on winnings, why not buy losing lottery tickets on Craigslist and write them off? That's what some gamblers are trying.
- Wisconsin Lottery kicks off new '5 Card Cash'. Sunday, April 6 marks the start of the Wisconsin Lottery's first new lottery game in over 10 years.
- $1M NJ Powerball ticket to expire May 17. In a press release Wednesday, New Jersey Lottery officials said a winning $1 million ticket sold in South Brunswick Township from the May 16, 2012 Powerball drawing has not yet been claimed.
- Kansas Mega Millions winner claims jackpot anonymously. The holder of one of three winning tickets in last week's record $656 million Mega Millions drawing came forward Friday to claim a share, Kansas Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon.
- Last day to play Arkansas Lottery's raffle. Arkansas lottery players have been patiently waiting for the day to arrive: Wednesday is the last day to purchase tickets for Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle, and Thursday ticketholders will find out if they have won $1 million.
- Tennessee's biggest Powerball winner keeps low profile. Tennessee's biggest Powerball winners paid their mortgage and bought some new vehicles, but most of the winnings are managed by a trustee.
- Other people involved in lottery winner's slaying, attorney says. Though Dorice Donegan "Dee Dee" Moore is the only person accused in the slaying of Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, "there were other people involved," according to her lawyer.
- California woman, 77, wins $37M lottery with Quick Picks. A 77-year-old retired Salinas hospital worker and regular lottery player will collect $21.2 million in cash after winning Saturday's $37 million SuperLotto drawing.
- Pennsylvania store manager accused in lottery thefts. The ex-store manager of a Bangor, Pennsylvania, area gas station pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that she stole instant lottery tickets that cost the station a little more than $74,000 over three years.
- N.C. Powerball lottery ticket about to expire. The clock is ticking on an unclaimed Powerball ticket worth $800,000.
- Mega lottery winner to stick with Ford, ex-wife. Mega Millions jackpot winner David Sneath said he indeed will buy Ford cars for himself and his family with his new fortune, after working 34 years for the company.
- Ontario Lottery security chief steps down; investigation underway. A vice-president of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is taking a paid leave of absence while Toronto police try to determine if he was in a conflict of interest by working at the lottery and the OPP at the same time.
- Did thousands of B.C. Lottery players throw away winning tickets?. Thousands of disappointed B.C. lottery players were confronted by full-page newspaper ads yesterday suggesting they may have been robbed of past winnings.
- Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $195 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $195 million, with a cash option of $91 million.
- Man charged with forging lottery ticket claims it was a joke. A Pennsylvania man charged with forging a winning lottery ticket in October was only playing a joke on a coworker, his defense attorney said today.
- Police warn of foreign lottery scheme. A new twist on an old scam has bilked some Enid, Oklahoma, residents out of $2,500 to $8,500, police said.
- $1M lottery win was no April Fool's joke. Gary Noonan thought it was a nasty April Fool's joke when the clerk at his local Mac's Milk told him he'd won $1 million in the April 1 Encore draw.
- In historic vote, N.C. House passes lottery bill. The North Carolina House approved a lottery Wednesday in a vote that could bring a state-operated numbers game to the only state on the East Coast without one.
- Powerball Lottery States Vote to Change Game. The 29 lotteries that participate in the Powerball game have voted to make changes that will boost the average jackpot size, but also will boost the odds of winning.
- Indiana lottery winners get help from fortune cookie. Lottery officials say 110 people hit the jackpot in the March 30 Powerball drawing, many of them getting their numbers from a fortune cookie.
- Fortune cookie lottery numbers wins bank teller $500,000 in Powerball. Fortune was smiling on a first-time South Carolina Lottery player who gave a whole new meaning to the old saying, "That's the way the cookie crumbles."
- Opinion: CA legislators should keep public in the loop about lottery. California legislators have a duty to inform the public about a legal opinion being drafted about California's decision to join Mega Millions.
- N.C. lottery vote may happen today. The North Carolina House could vote on whether to start a North Carolina lottery as early as today, House Speaker Jim Black said Tuesday, but there could be plenty of reasons for a delay.
- Illinois Lottery adds Monday Lotto drawing. The Illinois Lottery added a Monday Lotto drawing to its weekly schedule.
- Mass. Lottery to add Keno-style game. The Massachusetts State Lottery is betting that restaurant and bar patrons will try their luck at "virtual horse racing," a Keno-style game played on video monitors.
- Ohio Woman Guilty in Mega Millions Case. A woman who claimed that she bought and lost a $162 million lottery ticket was found guilty Tuesday of filing a false police report. She was fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
- Tennessee lottery puts dent in Southern Kentucky sales. Kentucky Lottery retailers along the Tennessee border have seen a slowdown in sales since Tennessee's lottery started Jan. 20 with four scratch-off games, and is expected to get worse this summer once Tennessee starts selling popular Powerball tickets.
- Kiosk nets $10,000 for winning Lotto sale. Customer at the Mall News Stand in Port Richey, Florida hope that lightning will strike twice after news broke that the kiosk sold Saturday's winning $3 million Lotto ticket.
- Georgia bankers claim $19 million Lotto South jackpot. Sam and Ronnie Deli, two bankers from Suwanee, Georgia, won the Lotto South $19 million jackpot Saturday, according to Georgia Lottery Corp. officials.
- War Dampens Indiana's Hope of International Lottery. Indiana's hopes of joining an international lottery -- boasting prizes as big as $500 million -- have become a casualty of war.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$221.7 Million
Apr 6, 2011
- 2.$195 Million
Apr 8, 2006
- 3.$190 Million
Apr 8, 2020
- 3.$190 Million
Apr 6, 1999
- 5.$184 Million
Apr 6, 2021
- 6.$162 Million
Apr 7, 2006
- 7.€132.48 Million
Apr 6, 2021
- 8.$155 Million
Apr 9, 2002
- 9.€125.13 Million
Apr 7, 2018
- 10.$148 Million
Apr 6, 2016
- 11.€131.7 Million
Apr 6, 2019
- 12.$143 Million
Apr 8, 2009
- 13.$127 Million
Apr 7, 2020
- 14.$125 Million
Apr 7, 2010
- 15.$120 Million
Apr 9, 2019
- 16.$105 Million
Apr 6, 2007
- 17.$102 Million
Apr 8, 2005
- 18.€90 Million
Apr 10, 2020
- 19.€76 Million
Apr 6, 2018
- 20.$90 Million
Apr 6, 2004
- 21.€79 Million
Apr 9, 2019
- 22.€76 Million
Apr 7, 2017
- 23.$80 Million
Apr 7, 2012
- 23.$80 Million
Apr 9, 2014
- 25.€62 Million
Apr 8, 2005
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Apr 6, 1985
36 years old
Wednesday, Apr 6, 1983
38 years old
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1976
45 years old
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1976
45 years old
Thursday, Apr 6, 1972
49 years old
Thursday, Apr 6, 1972
49 years old
Thursday, Apr 6, 1972
49 years old
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1971
50 years old
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1965
56 years old
Friday, Apr 6, 1962
59 years old
Sunday, Apr 6, 1958
63 years old
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1948
73 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team collides with a semi-truck in Saskatchewan, Canada, killing 16 people and injuring 13 others.
- U.S. military launches 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an air base in Syria. Russia describes the strikes as an "aggression", adding they significantly damage US-Russia ties.
- Azawad declares itself independent from the Republic of Mali.
- In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 victims of Los Zetas were exhumed from several mass graves.
- Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
- A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
- The 2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April 6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activists.
- Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
- Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
- Nuclear weapons testing: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
- In Greene County, Tennessee, the Lillelid murders occurs when a group of young people abduct and kidnap a religious family before shooting them dead on a rural suburban road.
- The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
- The Bosnian War begins.
- Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
- Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
- The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
- Vietnam War: Easter Offensive: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
- Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
- In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Liberal Leadership Election, and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon after.
- Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
- The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
- World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
- World War II: The Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
- World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
- Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
- At the end of the Salt March, Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire."
- Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
- Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
- World War I: The United States declares war on Germany.
- During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skanderbeg).
- Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first people to reach the North Pole; Peary's claim has been disputed because of failings in his navigational ability.
- In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I.
- The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Sailor's Creek: Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fights and loses its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh begins: In Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston.
- The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, later renamed Community of Christ, is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois.
- U.S. President John Tyler is sworn in, two days after having become President upon William Henry Harrison's death.
- Church of Christ, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith and others at either Fayette or Manchester, New York.
- Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restoration; anniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba.
- British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France.
- John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire.
- During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
- King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) establishes the Chakri dynasty.
- American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat.
- The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway.
- At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
- One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
- Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
- The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
- Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
- Stilicho defeats the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
- 46 BC
- Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) at the Battle of Thapsus.
Births On This Day
- Valentina Tronel, French child singer, winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020
- Peyton List, American actress and model
- Darya Lebesheva, Belarusian tennis player
- Adrián Alonso, Mexican actor
- Ken, South Korean singer
- Julie Ertz, American soccer player
- Lachlan Coote, Australian rugby league player
- Charlie McDermott, American actor
- Andrei Veis, Estonian footballer
- Jucilei, Brazilian footballer
- Leigh Adams, Australian footballer
- Daniele Gasparetto, Italian footballer
- Carlton Mitchell, American football player
- Fabrice Muamba, Congolese-English footballer
- Ivonne Orsini, Puerto Rican-American model and television host, Miss World Puerto Rico 2008
- Benjamin Corgnet, French footballer
- Heidi Mount, American model
- Juan Adriel Ochoa, Mexican footballer
- Levi Porter, English footballer
- Hilary Rhoda, American model
- Nikolas Asprogenis, Cypriot footballer
- Aaron Curry, American football player
- Goeido Gotaro, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Ryota Moriwaki, Japanese footballer
- Clarke MacArthur, Canadian ice hockey player
- Frank Ongfiang, Cameroonian footballer
- Sinqua Walls, American basketball player and actor
- Max Bemis, American singer-songwriter
- Michaël Ciani, French footballer
- Siboniso Gaxa, South African footballer
- Diana Matheson, Canadian soccer player
- Mehdi Ballouchy, Moroccan footballer
- Jerome Kaino, New Zealand rugby player
- Mitsuru Nagata, Japanese footballer
- Remi Nicole, English singer-songwriter and actress
- James Wade, English darts player
- Katie Weatherston, Canadian ice hockey player
- Travis Moen, Canadian ice hockey player
- Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Spanish actor
- Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
- Jeff Faine, American football player
- Lucas Licht, Argentine footballer
- Alex Suarez, American bass player
- Tommi Evilä, Finnish long jumper
- Tanja Poutiainen, Finnish skier
- Antonio Thomas, American wrestler
- Lord Frederick Windsor, English journalist and financier
- Clay Travis, American sports journalist, blogger, and broadcaster
- Imani Coppola, American singer-songwriter and violinist
- Robert Glasper, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Tim Hasselbeck, American football player and sportscaster
- Myleene Klass, Austrian/Filipino-English singer, pianist, and model
- Martín Méndez, Uruguayan bass player and songwriter
- Blaine Neal, American baseball player
- Igor Semshov, Russian footballer
- Ville Nieminen, Finnish ice hockey player
- Andy Phillips, American baseball player and coach
- Candace Cameron Bure, American actress and talk show panelist
- James Fox, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Chris Hoke, American football player
- Georg Hólm, Icelandic bass player
- Hirotada Ototake, Japanese author and educator
- Zach Braff, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Hal Gill, American ice hockey player
- Donnie Edwards, American football player
- Randall Godfrey, American football player
- Rie Miyazawa, Japanese model and actress
- Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
- Anders Thomas Jensen, Danish director and screenwriter
- Dickey Simpkins, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Olaf Kölzig, South African-German ice hockey player and coach
- Roy Mayorga, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
- Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
- Bret Boone, American baseball player and manager
- Bison Dele, American basketball player (d. 2002)
- Philipp Peter, Austrian race car driver
- Paul Rudd, American actor
- Spencer Wells, American geneticist and anthropologist
- Archon Fung, American political scientist, author, and academic
- Affonso Giaffone, Brazilian race car driver
- Julian Anderson, English composer and educator
- Kathleen Barr, Canadian voice actress and singer
- Tanya Byron, English psychologist and academic
- Jonathan Firth, English actor
- Vince Flynn, American author (d. 2013)
- Young Man Kang, South Korean-American director and producer
- Black Francis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Sterling Sharpe, American football player and sportscaster
- Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian economist and politician, 54th President of Ecuador
- Iris Häussler, German sculptor and academic
- Marco Schällibaum, Swiss footballer, coach, and manager
- Rory Bremner, Scottish actor and screenwriter
- Peter Jackson, English footballer and manager
- Warren Haynes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Richard Loe, New Zealand rugby player
- John Pizzarelli, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gail Shea, Canadian politician
- Graeme Base, Australian author and illustrator
- Giorgio Damilano, Italian race walker and coach
- Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker and coach
- Jaroslava Maxová, Czech soprano and educator
- Paolo Nespoli, Italian soldier, engineer, and astronaut
- Michele Bachmann, American lawyer and politician
- Normand Corbeil, Canadian composer (d. 2013)
- Mudassar Nazar, Pakistani cricketer
- Lee Scott, English politician
- Sebastian Spreng, Argentinian-American painter and journalist
- Dilip Vengsarkar, Indian cricketer and coach
- Rob Epstein, American director and producer
- Michael Rooker, American actor, director, and producer
- Cathy Jones, Canadian actress, comedian, and writer
- Patrick Doyle, Scottish actor and composer
- Christopher Franke, German-American drummer and songwriter
- Udo Dirkschneider, German singer-songwriter
- Marilu Henner, Greek-Polish American actress and author
- Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 1992)
- Bert Blyleven, Dutch-American baseball player and sportscaster
- Jean-Marc Boivin, French skier, mountaineer, and pilot (d. 1990)
- Pascal Rogé, French pianist
- Phil Schaap, American jazz disc jockey and historian
- Claire Morissette, Canadian cycling activist (d. 2007)
- Cleo Odzer, American anthropologist and author (d. 2001)
- Alyson Bailes, English academic and diplomat (d. 2016)
- Patrick Hernandez, French singer-songwriter
- Ng Ser Miang, Singaporean athlete, entrepreneur and diplomat
- Horst Ludwig Störmer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- John Ratzenberger, American actor and director
- André Weinfeld, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Mike Worboys, English mathematician and computer scientist
- Paul Beresford, New Zealand-English dentist and politician
- Rodney Bickerstaffe, English trade union leader (d. 2017)
- Peter Hill, English journalist
- Felicity Palmer, English operatic soprano
- Max Clifford, English journalist and publicist (d. 2017)
- Roger Cook, New Zealand-English journalist and academic
- Ian MacRae, New Zealand rugby player
- Mitchell Melton, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Barry Levinson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Anita Pallenberg, Italian-English model, actress, and fashion designer (d. 2017)
- Christopher Allsopp, English economist and academic
- Phil Austin, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Hans W. Geißendörfer, German director and producer
- Don Prudhomme, American race car driver and manager
- Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian flute player and composer
- Homero Aridjis, Mexican journalist, author, and poet
- Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Mexican-American actor and producer (d. 2011)
- André Ouellet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- John Sculley, American businessman, co-founded Zeta Interactive
- Paul Daniels, English magician and television host (d. 2016)
- Roy Thinnes, American television and film actor
- Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- Tom Veivers, Australian cricketer and politician
- Billy Dee Williams, American actor, singer, and writer
- Helen Berman, Dutch-Israeli painter and illustrator
- Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist, biologist, and academic
- Douglas Hill, Canadian author and critic (d. 2007)
- Enrique Álvarez Félix, Mexican actor (d. 1996)
- Anton Geesink, Dutch martial artist and wrestler (d. 2010)
- Guy Peellaert, Belgian painter, illustrator, and photographer (d. 2008)
- Roy Goode, English lawyer and academic
- Tom C. Korologos, American journalist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Belgium
- Eduardo Malapit, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Kauai (d. 2007)
- Connie Broden, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
- Helmut Griem, German actor and director (d. 2004)
- Ram Dass, American author and educator (d. 2019)
- Ivan Dixon, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
- Willis Hall, English playwright and author (d. 2005)
- Joi Lansing, American model, actress and nightclub singer (d. 1972)
- André Previn, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)
- James Watson, American biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Gerry Mulligan, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1996)
- Sergio Franchi, Italian-American singer and actor (d. 1990)
- Gil Kane, Latvian-American author and illustrator (d. 2000)
- Ian Paisley, Northern Irish evangelical minister and politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 2014)
- Randy Weston, American jazz pianist and composer (d. 2018)
- Herb Thomas, American race car driver (d. 2000)
- Gordon Chater, English-Australian comedian and actor (d. 1999)
- Wilbur Thompson, American shot putter (d. 2013)
- Jack Cover, American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser gun (d. 2009)
- Edmond H. Fischer, Swiss-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Georgios Mylonas, Greek politician, 11th Greek Minister of Culture (d. 1998)
- Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (d. 1982)
- Leonora Carrington, English-Mexican painter and author (d. 2011)
- Phil Leeds, American actor (d. 1998)
- Vincent Ellis McKelvey, American geologist and author (d. 1987)
- Tadeusz Kantor, Polish director, painter, and set designer (d. 1990)
- Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune, American geographer and academic (d. 1993)
- Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
- Phyllis Tate, British composer (d. 1987)
- Barys Kit, Belarusian-American rocket scientist (d. 2018)
- William M. Branham, American minister and theologian (d. 1965)
- Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
- Marcel-Marie Desmarais, Canadian preacher, missionary, and author (d. 1994)
- Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German lawyer, politician and Chancellor of Germany (d. 1988)
- Erwin Komenda, Austrian car designer and engineer (d. 1966)
- Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player and manager (d. 1962)
- Harold Eugene Edgerton, American engineer and academic (d. 1990)
- Julien Torma, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933)
- Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian activist (d. 1925)
- Leo Robin, American composer and songwriter (d. 1984)
- Jeanne Hébuterne, French painter and author (d. 1920)
- Dudley Nichols, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1960)
- Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., American businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company (d. 1981)
- Lowell Thomas, American journalist and author (d. 1981)
- Anthony Fokker, Dutch engineer and businessman, founded Fokker Aircraft Manufacturer (d. 1939)
- Hans Richter, Swiss painter, illustrator, and director (d. 1976)
- Gerhard Ritter, German historian and academic (d. 1967)
- Athenagoras I of Constantinople (d. 1972)
- Walter Dandy, American physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1946)
- Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, Indian ruler (d. 1967)
- J. G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh race car driver and engineer (d. 1927)
- Karl Staaf, Swedish pole vaulter and hammer thrower (d. 1953)
- Erich Mühsam, German author, poet, and playwright (d. 1934)
- Levon Shant, Armenian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1951)
- Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, Canadian cardinal (d. 1931)
- William Bate Hardy, English biologist and academic (d. 1934)
- Stanislas de Guaita, French poet and author (d. 1897)
- René Lalique, French sculptor and jewellery designer (d. 1945)
- Arthur Wesley Dow, American painter and photographer (d. 1922)
- Charles Huot, Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1930)
- Will Crooks, English trade unionist and politician (d. 1921)
- Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer and academic (d. 1932)
- William Lyne, Australian politician, 13th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1913)
- Gustave Moreau, French painter and academic (d. 1898)
- George Waterhouse, English-New Zealand politician, 7th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1906)
- Joseph Medill, Canadian-American publisher and politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1899)
- Nadar, French photographer, journalist, and author (d. 1910)
- Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian journalist and poet (d. 1870)
- Robert Volkmann, German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1883)
- Alexander Herzen, Russian philosopher and author (d. 1870)
- Philip Henry Gosse, English biologist and academic (d. 1888)
- Celestina Cordero, Puerto Rican educator (d. 1862)
- James Mill, Scottish historian, economist, and philosopher (d. 1836)
- Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter and educator (d. 1853)
- Nicolas Chamfort, French author and playwright (d. 1794)
- Gerard Majella, Italian saint (d. 1755)
- Pasquale Paoli, French soldier and politician (d. 1807)
- Johann Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1772)
- Louis de Cahusac, French playwright and composer (d. 1759)
- André Cardinal Destouches, French composer (d. 1749)
- Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet and playwright (d. 1741)
- Arvid Horn, Swedish general and politician, Governor of Västerbotten County (d. 1742)
- Johann Kuhnau, German organist and composer (d. 1722)
- André Dacier, French scholar and academic (d. 1722)
- Maria Leopoldine of Austria (d. 1649)
- Margaret of Brunswick-Lüneburg, German noble (d. 1643)
- Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)
- Infanta Maria, Marchioness of Tortosa
- Maimonides, Jewish philosopher, Torah scholar, physician and astronomer (March 30 also proposed, d. 1204)
Deaths On This Day
- Hans Küng, Swiss Catholic priest, theologian, and author.(b. 1928)
- Michael O'Donnell, British physician, journalist, author and broadcaster (b. 1928)
- Don Rickles, American actor and comedian (b. 1926)
- Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
- Giovanni Berlinguer, Italian lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
- James Best, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1918)
- Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
- Mary Anderson, American actress (b. 1918)
- Jacques Castérède, French pianist and composer (b. 1926)
- Liv Dommersnes, Norwegian actress (b. 1922)
- Mickey Rooney, American soldier, actor, and dancer (b. 1920)
- Chuck Stone, American soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1924)
- Massimo Tamburini, Italian motorcycle designer, co-founded Bimota (b. 1943)
- Hilda Bynoe, Grenadian physician and politician, 2nd Governor of Grenada (b. 1921)
- Bill Guttridge, English footballer and manager (b. 1931)
- Bigas Luna, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1946)
- Ottmar Schreiner, German lawyer and politician (b. 1946)
- Roland Guilbault, American admiral (b. 1934)
- Thomas Kinkade, American painter and illustrator (b. 1958)
- Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist and academic (b. 1936)
- Sheila Scotter, Australian fashion designer and journalist (b. 1920)
- Reed Whittemore, American poet and critic (b. 1919)
- Gerald Finnerman, American director and cinematographer (b. 1931)
- Wilma Mankiller, American tribal leader (b. 1945)
- Corin Redgrave, English actor (b. 1939)
- J. M. S. Careless, Canadian historian and academic (b. 1919)
- Shawn Mackay, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1982)
- Luigi Comencini, Italian director and producer (b. 1916)
- Maggie Dixon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1977)
- Francis L. Kellogg, American soldier and diplomat (b. 1917)
- Stefanos Stratigos, Greek actor and director (b. 1926)
- Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (b. 1923)
- Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
- Larisa Bogoraz, Russian linguist and activist (b. 1929)
- David Bloom, American journalist (b. 1963)
- Anita Borg, American computer scientist and educator; founded Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (b. 1949)
- Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (b. 1912)
- Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer, educator, and activist (b. 1927)
- Charles Pettigrew, American singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
- Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician, 1st President of Tunisia (b. 1903)
- Red Norvo, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1908)
- Norbert Schmitz, German footballer (b. 1958)
- Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
- Greer Garson, English-American actress (b. 1904)
- Ioannis Alevras, Greek banker and politician, President of Greece (b. 1912)
- Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan banker and politician, 3rd President of Rwanda (b. 1937)
- Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician, 5th President of Burundi (b. 1955)
- Isaac Asimov, American science fiction writer (b. 1920)
- Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri, Indian General who served as the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1962 to 1966 and the Military Governor of Hyderabad State from 1948 to 1949. (b. 1908)
- Ivan Vasilyov, Bulgarian architect, designed the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library (b. 1893)
- Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan (b. 1889)
- Willem Marinus Dudok, Dutch architect (b. 1884)
- Hudson Fysh, Australian pilot and businessman, co-founded Qantas Airways Limited (b. 1895)
- Igor Stravinsky, Russian-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1882)
- Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
- Otto Struve, Ukrainian-American astronomer and academic (b. 1897)
- Jules Bordet, Belgian microbiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
- Leo Aryeh Mayer, Polish-Israeli scholar and academic (b. 1895)
- Idris Davies, Welsh poet and author (b. 1905)
- Louis Wilkins, American pole vaulter (b. 1882)
- Herbert Backe, German agronomist and politician (b. 1896)
- Rose O'Neill, American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer (b. 1874)
- Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and playwright (b. 1869)
- Florence Earle Coates, American poet (b. 1850)
- Kabalega, King of Bunyoro (b.1853)
- Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore (b. 1835)
- Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author, playwright, and politician, 6th County Governor of Møre og Romsdal (b. 1849)
- Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (b. 1809)
- William Edward Forster, English businessman, philanthropist, and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1818)
- Benjamin Wright Raymond, American merchant and politician, 3rd Mayor of Chicago (b. 1801)
- Albert Sidney Johnston, American general (b. 1803)
- James Kirke Paulding, American author and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1778)
- José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian poet, academic, and politician (b. 1763)
- Adamantios Korais, Greek philosopher and scholar (b. 1748)
- Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician and theorist (b. 1802)
- Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter and educator (b. 1757)
- Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719)
- Richard Rawlinson, English minister and historian (b. 1690)
- Willem van de Velde the Younger, Dutch-English painter (b. 1633)
- Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, Irish-English politician (b. 1614)
- John Winthrop the Younger, English politician, 1st Governor of Connecticut (b. 1606)
- Leonora Baroni, Italian composer (b. 1611)
- David Blondel, French minister, historian, and scholar (b. 1591)
- Domenico Zampieri (Domenichino), Italian painter (b. 1581)
- Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford (b. 1539)
- John Stow, English historian and author (b. 1525)
- Henry Barrowe, English Puritan and separatist (b. 1550)
- Francis Walsingham, English politician and diplomat, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1532)
- John Hamilton, Scottish archbishop and academic (b. 1512)
- Joachim Vadian, Swiss scholar and politician (b. 1484)
- Albrecht Dürer, German painter, engraver, and mathematician (b. 1471)
- Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1479)
- Raphael, Italian painter and architect (b. 1483)
- Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490 (b. 1443)
- Preczlaw of Pogarell, Cardinal and Bishop of Wrocław (b. 1310)
- James I, count of La Marche (b. 1319)
- Basil, emperor of Trebizond (Turkey)
- Peter of Verona, Italian priest and saint (b. 1206)
- Guillaume de Sonnac, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
- William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
- Richard I, king of England (b. 1157)
- Frederick II, duke of Swabia (b. 1090)
- Liu Churang, Chinese general and chief of staff (b. 881)
- Nasr II, ruler (amir) of the Samanid Empire (b. 906)
- Pei Che, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Saint Methodius, Byzantine missionary and saint (b. 815)
- Prudentius, bishop of Troyes