On This Day in History: April 8
April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 267 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Michigan Lottery warns public about increase in prize scams during coronavirus outbreak. The Michigan Lottery is warning the public about a scam in which people are told they've won a big prize but need to pay a fee or provide sensitive personal information to collect it.
- Boyfriend of NC's $188M Powerball winner gets prison for heroin trafficking. The boyfriend of North Carolina's biggest Powerball winner will spend time in prison and pay a hefty fine as part of a plea agreement in a drug case.
- NJ-based company exposed for making dubious claims about beating lottery. A New Jersey-based company has refunded customers and agreed to stop selling systems in Iowa that claim they help you win the lottery.
- Lottery winner having a blast. A Virginia man who won a $30 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2009 is dedicating the rest of his life to having fun.
- Hard-luck Ohio couple tearful as they learn of lottery surprise. Just when things look hopeless, sometimes an unexpected breakthrough happens.
- Tennessee Lottery computerized drawings under suspicion again. Once again, the Tennessee Lottery computerized drawing system is under suspicion of being glitchy or less than random. For three consecutive days, the winning ticket in the Cash 3 drawing was some combination of two sevens and a zero -- and it's not the first time it has happened.
- Privatization of Texas lottery may get 2nd look in 2009. Although the prospect of turning over Texas' $1 billion-a-year lottery to the private sector received the coldest of shoulders when Gov. Rick Perry first suggested it, a year ago, proponents have been busy laying the groundwork for a second, more concentrated push when lawmakers return to Austin in January for the 2009 legislative session.
- Man caught stealing from charity lottery. The boss of a charity lottery has been jailed for pocketing thousands of pounds and taking his family on the dream holiday which was supposed to be the grand prize.
- N.C. man wins $200,000 on his first-ever lottery ticket. Herbert Marsh of High Point, North Carolina, won $200,000 the first time he played the lottery.
- N.J. lawmaker wants to expand lottery reach, sales. Saying it would generate more cash for the state, New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey will push a plan to expand the New Jersey Lottery by selling tickets at big box stores such as Home Depot or Target, adding internet sales and even allowing people to play the games with their cell phones.
- Ontario Lottery forced to publicize internal probe into 'insider win'. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has violated the public trust and can't justify hiding documents about its internal probe into a $21.5 million win by a Cambridge convenience store owner, the province's privacy commission has ruled.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot leaps to $189 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game grew to $189 million Saturday.
- Man claims Powerball lottery prize just before it was due to expire. With only two hours left, Jose Luis Martinez of Roswell walked into New Mexico Lottery headquarters and claimed a $200,000 Powerball prize that was about to expire.
- Texas woman wins lottery millions second time. A Texas woman who won a $5.4 million Texas Lotto jackpot July 1993 met Thursday with the Texas Lottery Commission in Austin to claim another $2 million in prize money.
- Canada lottery employee wins $8.5 million jackpot. An Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. tech whiz known to his colleagues as Mr. BlackBerry has won an $8.5 million jackpot, the first Canadian lottery employee to take home the top prize.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $57 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $57 million, with a cash option of $31.4 million.
- Delaware agent wins "fastest lottery fingers" award. Aimee Truitt, 18, of Georgetown, Delaware, walked away with $800 after winning the Delaware Lottery's 12th annual Fastest Fingers championship March 30 in Dover.
- Florida lotto jackpot rolls to $6 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, sending Saturday's jackpot to an estimated $6 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
- Georgia to scale back lottery-funded HOPE program. The nation's most sweeping lottery-funded scholarship program was reined in Wednesday by Georgia lawmakers, who trimmed the popular HOPE scholarships out of fear they will soon cost more than lottery revenues can provide.
- Ohio Lottery Fires Human Resources Director. The Ohio Lottery's Human Resources director was fired after officials say she tapped an employee's phone line.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$195 Million
Apr 8, 2006
- 2.$190 Million
Apr 8, 2020
- 3.$189 Million
Apr 11, 2006
- 4.$168 Million
Apr 9, 2016
- 5.€126.38 Million
Apr 10, 2018
- 6.$155 Million
Apr 9, 2002
- 7.$150 Million
Apr 10, 2010
- 8.€132.95 Million
Apr 9, 2019
- 9.$143 Million
Apr 8, 2009
- 10.$136 Million
Apr 10, 2020
- 11.$120 Million
Apr 9, 2019
- 12.$105 Million
Apr 9, 2004
- 13.$102 Million
Apr 8, 2005
- 14.€90 Million
Apr 10, 2020
- 15.$94 Million
Apr 11, 2012
- 16.€86.97 Million
Apr 14, 2017
- 17.$90 Million
Apr 9, 2010
- 18.€79 Million
Apr 9, 2019
- 19.$89 Million
Apr 11, 2018
- 20.€83 Million
Apr 11, 2017
- 21.$84 Million
Apr 10, 2019
- 22.$80 Million
Apr 9, 2014
- 23.€62 Million
Apr 8, 2005
- 24.$78 Million
Apr 10, 2009
- 25.€67.68 Million
Apr 9, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1992
28 years old
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1987
33 years old
Thursday, Apr 8, 1982
38 years old
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Apr 8, 1976
44 years old
Saturday, Apr 8, 1967
53 years old
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1959
61 years old
Sunday, Apr 8, 1951
69 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Islamic State of Iraq enters the Syrian Civil War and begins by declaring a merger with the Al-Nusra Front under the name Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham.
- The construction of the world's first skyscraper to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain.
- Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.
- War in Darfur: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
- Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
- The Republic of North Macedonia joins the United Nations.
- Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
- Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
- Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.
- At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.
- Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. Forty-six children are killed.
- BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.
- The Gemini 1 test flight is conducted.
- A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
- The Netherlands and West Germany sign an agreement to negotiate the return of German land annexed by the Dutch in return for 280 million German marks as Wiedergutmachung.
- A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.
- The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
- A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collides with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
- South African Airways Flight 201 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 crashes into the sea during night killing 21 people.
- Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by British Kenya's rulers.
- U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills in an attempt to prevent the 1952 steel strike.
- India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
- Électricité de France, the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.
- World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.
- Otto and Elise Hampel are executed in Berlin for their anti-Nazi activities.
- World War II: Siege of Leningrad: Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
- World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
- The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
- Indian independence movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
- Sharia courts are abolished in Turkey, as part of Atatürk's Reforms.
- World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district.
- In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three (including himself), and badly injuring five spectators.
- The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
- Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
- Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
- Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dies.
- The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
- Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
- In Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. the Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.
- William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
- Italy and Prussia ally against the Austrian Empire.
- American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield: Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
- Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans.
- The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos.
- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
- War of Jenkins' Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa, taken into service as HMS Princess.
- Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
- English colonial patents are granted for the establishment of the Monmouth Tract, for what would eventually become Monmouth County in northeastern New Jersey.
- In Syria, sultan Baibars conquers the Krak des Chevaliers.
- Mongol-Jin War: The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty.
- Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
- Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
- The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
- The Battle of Dayr al-'Aqul saves Baghdad from the Saffarids.
- King Charibert II is assassinated at Blaye (Gironde), along with his infant son Chilperic.
- Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated. He is succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
Births On This Day
- Arno Verschueren, Belgian professional football player
- Cedi Osman, Turkish professional basketball player
- Josh Chudleigh, Australian rugby league player
- Viktor Arvidsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- Zac Santo, Australian rugby league player
- Dej Loaf, American rapper, singer and songwriter
- Kim Jong-hyun, South Korean singer (d. 2017)
- Jenni Asserholt, Swedish ice hockey player
- Kim Myung-sung, South Korean baseball player
- Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer
- Jeremy Hellickson, American baseball player
- Elton John, Trinidadian footballer
- Sam Rapira, New Zealand rugby league player
- Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
- Félix Hernández, Venezuelan-American baseball player
- Patrick Schliwa, German rugby player
- Yemane Tsegay, Ethiopian runner
- Michelle Donelan, British politician
- Ezra Koenig, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Pablo Portillo, Mexican singer and actor
- Taran Noah Smith, American actor
- Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova, Russian runner
- Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstani boxer
- Brett White, Australian rugby league player
- Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
- Ofer Shechter, Israeli model, actor, and screenwriter
- Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer
- Katee Sackhoff, American actress
- Mariko Seyama, Japanese announcer, photographer, and model
- Alexi Laiho, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Amit Trivedi, Indian singer-songwriter
- Daigo, Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, and voice actor
- Bernt Haas, Austrian-Swiss footballer
- Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress
- Jocelyn Robichaud, Canadian tennis player and coach
- Evans Rutto, Kenyan runner
- Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
- Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist and author (d. 2008)
- Mark Spencer, American computer programmer and engineer
- Anouk, Dutch singer
- Francesco Flachi, Italian footballer
- Timo Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
- Funda Arar, Turkish singer
- Toutai Kefu, Tongan-Australian rugby player
- Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian-American author and educator
- Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
- Emma Caulfield, American actress
- Paul Gray, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2010)
- Sergei Magnitsky, Russian lawyer and accountant (d. 2009)
- Darren Jessee, American singer-songwriter and drummer
- Care Santos, Catalan writer
- Patricia Arquette, French-Canadian Russian/Polish Jewish-American actress and director
- Patricia Girard, French runner and hurdler
- Tracy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kenny Benjamin, Antiguan cricketer
- Iveta Bartošová, Czech singer and actress (d. 2014)
- Mark Blundell, English race car driver
- Andy Currier, English rugby league player
- Charlotte Dawson, New Zealand-Australian television host (d. 2014)
- Dalton Grant, English high jumper
- Mazinho, Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager
- Harri Rovanperä, Finnish race car driver
- Evripidis Stylianidis, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister for the Interior
- Robin Wright, American actress, director, producer
- Steven Blaney, Canadian businessman and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of Public Safety
- Michael Jones, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- Biz Markie, American rapper, producer, and actor
- John McGinlay, Scottish footballer and manager
- Tine Asmundsen, Norwegian bassist
- Julian Lennon, English singer-songwriter
- Terry Porter, American basketball player and coach
- Donita Sparks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alec Stewart, English cricketer
- Seth Tobias, American businessman (d. 2007)
- Paddy Lowe, English engineer
- Izzy Stradlin, American guitarist and songwriter
- Richard Hatch, American reality contestant, winner of Survivor: Borneo
- Brian McDermott, English footballer and manager
- John Schneider, American actor and country singer
- Alain Bondue, French cyclist
- Detlef Bruckhoff, German footballer
- Tom Petranoff, American javelin thrower and coach
- Fred Smerlas, American football player and radio host
- Michael Benton, Scottish-English paleontologist and academic
- Christine Boisson, French actress
- Roman Dragoun, Czech singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Jim Piddock, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Ricky Bell, American football player (d. 1984)
- Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
- Ron Johnson, American businessman and politician
- Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist, essayist and poet
- David Wu, Taiwanese-American lawyer and politician
- Gary Carter, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
- Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco (d. 2012)
- G.V. Loganathan, Indian-American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
- Ahmet Piriştina, Turkish politician (d. 2004)
- Gerd Andres, German politician
- Geir Haarde, Icelandic economist, journalist, and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Iceland
- Mel Schacher, American bass player
- Joan Sebastian, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
- Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer and coach
- K. C. Kamalasabayson, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 39th Attorney General of Sri Lanka (d. 2007)
- John Madden, English director and producer
- Brenda Russell, African-American-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- John Scott, English sociologist and academic
- Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone, Scottish academic and politician
- Tom DeLay, American lawyer and politician
- Steve Howe, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman, co-founded Cashflow Technologies
- Pascal Lamy, French businessman and politician, European Commissioner for Trade
- Larry Norman, American singer-songwriter, and producer (d. 2008)
- Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (d. 1999)
- Tim Thomerson, American actor and producer
- Derrick Walker, Scottish businessman
- Jang Yong, South Korean actor
- Hywel Bennett, Welsh actor (d. 2017)
- Odd Nerdrum, Swedish-Norwegian painter and illustrator
- Michael Bennett, American dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
- Miller Farr, American football player
- James Herbert, English author and illustrator (d. 2013)
- Chris Orr, English painter and illustrator
- Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, Northern Irish politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics (d. 2006)
- Roger Chapman, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Douglas Trumbull, American director, producer, and special effects artist
- J. J. Jackson, American soul/R&B singer, songwriter, and arranger
- Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer
- John Havlicek, American basketball player
- John Arbuthnott, Scottish microbiologist and academic
- Trina Schart Hyman, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
- Kofi Annan, Ghanaian economist and diplomat, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 2018)
- John Hamm, Canadian physician and politician, 25th Premier of Nova Scotia
- Mary W. Gray, American mathematician, statistician, and lawyer
- Seymour Hersh, American journalist and author
- Momo Kapor, Serbian author and painter (d. 2010)
- Oscar Zeta Acosta, American lawyer and politician (d. 1974)
- Albert Bustamante, American soldier, educator, and politician
- Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect, designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower and Singapore Flyer (d. 2007)
- James Lockhart, American scholar of colonial Latin America, especially Nahua peoples (d. 2014)
- Iskandar of Johor (d. 2010)
- John Gavin, American actor and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Mexico (d. 2018)
- Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma (d. 2010)
- Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1978)
- Renzo De Felice, Italian historian and author (d. 1996)
- Fred Ebb, American lyricist (d. 2004)
- Tilly Armstrong, English author (d. 2010)
- Ollie Mitchell, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2013)
- Henry N. Cobb, American architect and academic, co-founded Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
- Shecky Greene, American actor
- Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian and academic
- Frédéric Back, German-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English general and historian (d. 2006)
- Kumar Gandharva, Hindustani classical singer (d. 1992)
- Sara Northrup Hollister, American occultist (d. 1997)
- George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
- Edward Mulhare, Irish-American actor (d. 1997)
- Carmen McRae, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (d. 1994)
- Franco Corelli, Italian tenor and actor (d. 2003)
- Jan Novák, Czech composer (d. 1984)
- Herman van Raalte, Dutch footballer (d. 2013)
- Ian Smith, Zimbabwean lieutenant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)
- Betty Ford, American wife of Gerald Ford, 40th First Lady of the United States (d. 2011)
- Glendon Swarthout, American author and academic (d. 1992)
- Winifred Asprey, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 2007)
- Lloyd Bott, Australian public servant (d. 2004)
- Hubertus Ernst, Dutch bishop (d. 2017)
- Grigori Kuzmin, Russian-Estonian astronomer (d. 1988)
- Ivan Supek, Croatian physicist, philosopher and writer (d. 2007)
- María Félix, Yaqui/Basque-Mexican actress (d. 2002)
- Alois Brunner, Austrian-German SS officer (d. 2001 or 2010)
- Sonja Henie, Norwegian-American figure skater and actress (d. 1969)
- Melvin Calvin, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
- Emil Cioran, Romanian-French philosopher and academic (d. 1995)
- George Musso, American football player and police officer (d. 2000)
- John Fante, American author and screenwriter (d. 1983)
- Hugo Fregonese, Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
- Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor and educator (d. 1974)
- Joachim Büchner, German sprinter and graphic designer (d. 1978)
- Helen Joseph, English-South African activist (d. 1992)
- Erwin Keller, German field hockey player (d. 1971)
- John Hicks, English economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
- Hirsch Jacobs, American horse trainer (d. 1970)
- Andrew Irvine, English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1924)
- Maria Maksakova, Sr., Russian soprano (d. 1974)
- Marie Byles, Australian solicitor (d. 1979)
- Yip Harburg, American composer (d. 1981)
- Richard Neutra, Austrian-American architect, designed the Los Angeles County Hall of Records (d. 1970)
- Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists (d. 1979)
- Adrian Boult, English conductor (d. 1983)
- Dennis Chávez, American journalist and politician (d. 1962)
- Margaret Ayer Barnes, American author and playwright (d. 1967)
- Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French soldier, composer, and educator (d. 1951)
- R. P. Keigwin, English cricketer and academic (d. 1972)
- Julius Seljamaa, Estonian journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1936)
- (O.S. 27 March) Dmytro Doroshenko, Lithuanian-Ukrainian historian and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Ukraine (d. 1951)
- Albert I of Belgium (d. 1934)
- Manuel Díaz, Cuban fencer (d. 1929)
- Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
- Clarence Hudson White, American photographer and educator (d. 1925)
- Harvey Cushing, American surgeon and academic (d. 1939)
- Allen Butler Talcott, American painter and educator (d. 1908)
- Carlos Deltour, French rower and rugby player (d. 1920)
- Edmund Husserl, German Jewish-Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1938)
- Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author and educator (d. 1933)
- Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican ophthalmologist, journalist, and politician (d. 1898)
- Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican soldier (d. 1890)
- Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906)
- August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist and academic (d. 1892)
- Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet and author (d. 1857)
- John Thomas Campbell, Irish-Australian banker and politician (d. 1830)
- William Joseph Chaminade, French priest, founded the Society of Mary (d. 1850)
- David Rittenhouse, American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1796)
- Lewis Morris, American judge and politician (d. 1798)
- Giuseppe Tartini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1770)
- Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (d. 1704)
- Philip IV of Spain (d. 1665)
- Mary Stuart, English-Scottish princess (d. 1607)
- Juan van der Hamen, Spanish artist (d. 1631)
- William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, English noble, courtier and patron of the arts (d. 1630)
- Michele Mercati, Italian physician and archaeologist (d. 1593)
- Barbara of Hesse (d. 1597)
- Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer (d. 1604)
- John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford, English noble (d. 1461)
- Jadwiga of Lithuania, Polish princess (d. 1431)
- Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
Deaths On This Day
- Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1934)
- Rayson Huang, Hong Kong chemist and academic (b. 1920)
- Sergei Lashchenko, Ukrainian kick-boxer (b. 1987)
- David Laventhol, American journalist and publisher (b. 1933)
- Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (b. 1936)
- Emmanuel III Delly, Iraqi patriarch (b. 1927)
- Karlheinz Deschner, German author and activist (b. 1924)
- Ivan Mercep, New Zealand architect, designed the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum (b. 1930)
- Mikhail Beketov, Russian journalist (b. 1958)
- Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (b. 1942)
- Sara Montiel, Spanish-Mexican actress and singer (b. 1928)
- José Luis Sampedro, Spanish economist and author (b. 1917)
- Margaret Thatcher, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1925)
- Blair Kiel, American football player and coach (b. 1961)
- Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, founded Commodore International (b. 1928)
- Janusz K. Zawodny, Polish-American soldier, historian, and political scientist (b. 1921)
- Hedda Sterne, Romanian-American painter and photographer (b. 1910)
- Malcolm McLaren, English singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
- Richard de Mille, American Scientologist, author, investigative journalist, and psychologist (b. 1922)
- Piotr Morawski, Polish mountaineer (b. 1976)
- Kazuo Shiraga, Japanese painter (b. 1924)
- Sol LeWitt, American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
- Gerard Reve, Dutch author and poet (b. 1923)
- Onna White, Canadian choreographer and dancer (b. 1922)
- Werner Schumacher, German actor (b. 1921)
- María Félix, Mexican actress (b. 1914)
- Harvey Quaytman, American painter (b. 1937)
- František Šťastný, Czech motorcycle racer (b. 1927)
- Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)
- Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1947)
- Ben Johnson, American actor and stuntman (b. 1918)
- León Klimovsky, Argentinian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
- Mick Young, Australian politician (b. 1936)
- François Rozet, French-Canadian actor (b. 1899)
- Marian Anderson, American operatic singer (b. 1897)
- Daniel Bovet, Swiss-Italian pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
- Per "Dead" Ohlin, Swedish musician (b. 1969)
- Ryan White, American activist, inspired the Ryan White Care Act (b. 1971)
- John Frederick Coots, American pianist and composer (b. 1897)
- Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1894)
- Isamu Kosugi, Japanese actor and director (b. 1904)
- Omar Bradley, American general (b. 1893)
- Breece D'J Pancake, American short story writer (b. 1952)
- James Charles McGuigan, Canadian cardinal (b. 1894)
- Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1881)
- Zinaida Aksentyeva, Ukrainian astronomer (b. 1900)
- Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (b. 1886)
- Juan Belmonte, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1892)
- Joseph Carrodus, Australian public servant (b. 1885)
- Marios Makrionitis, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Athens (b. 1913)
- Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish dancer and choreographer (b. 1890)
- Olaf Frydenlund, Norwegian target shooter (b. 1862)
- Kostas Skarvelis, Greek guitarist and composer (b. 1880)
- Marcel Prévost, French novelist and playwright (b. 1862)
- Róbert Bárány, Austrian physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
- Božena Benešová, Czech poet and novelist (b. 1873)
- Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
- Charles Griffes, American pianist and composer (b. 1884)
- Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist, academic, and politician, Hungarian Minister of Education (b. 1848)
- Auguste Deter, German woman, first person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (b. 1850)
- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1838)
- Charles Auguste de Bériot, Belgian violinist and composer (b. 1802)
- Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (b. 1811)
- Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (b. 1797)
- Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian prince (b. 1676)
- John Wise, American minister (b. 1652)
- Wolfgang Dietrich of Castell-Remlingen, German nobleman (b. 1641)
- Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist and philologist (b. 1624)
- Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1641)
- Niels Juel, Norwegian-Danish admiral (b. 1629)
- Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect, designed the Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto (b. 1611)
- Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (b. 1575)
- Magdalen Dacre, English noble (b. 1538)
- John Foxe, English author (b. 1516)
- Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran theologian and reformer (b. 1522)
- Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
- Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian ruler (b. 1449)
- Georg von Peuerbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)
- Sejong the Great, Korean king (b. 1397)
- John II, French king (b. 1319)
- Stephen Gravesend, bishop of London
- Thomas of Tolentino, Italian-Franciscan missionary (b. c. 1255)
- Gertrude of Babenberg , duchess of Bohemia (b. 1118)
- John II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1087)
- Mu'izz al-Dawla, Buyid emir (b. 915)
- Gilbert, Frankish nobleman
- Wang Yanxi, Chinese emperor
- Adalelm, Frankish nobleman
- Charibert II, Frankish king (b. 607)
- Shōtoku, Japanese prince (b. 572)
- Caracalla, Roman emperor (b. 188)