On This Day in History: August 10
August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 143 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- California Lottery officials seen in bawdy photos sent to governor. A package of bawdy photos allegedly showing senior state Lottery leaders carrying on at a Southern California piano bar, with one image showing an official putting his head up a woman's shirt, was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown's office last week in an appeal from an anonymous employee urging the administration to investigate the department.
- Multi-state lottery jackpots grow to combined $738 million. Multi-state lottery tickets are pumping out of state lottery ticket machines throughout the United States this week, as both Powerball and Mega Millions have simultaneously reached astronomic heights.
- Internal investigation concludes Tipton acted alone to rig lottery drawings. An internal investigation into a national jackpot-fixing scandal has concluded that a single former lottery employee was responsible for any drawings that were manipulated, but it failed to uncover proof of his guilt.
- Police official tried to cash in stolen lottery ticket. The chairman of a Connecticut police commission has resigned after being charged in Florida with trying to cash in a winning $520,000 lottery ticket that was reported stolen by his niece.
- Longest jackpot run ever for Florida Lotto. The Florida Lotto has gone 31 straight drawings without anyone picking the correct six numbers, and that's the longest drought since the game began 25 years ago.
- New Ohio Lottery director appointed. A corporate lawyer from Shaker Heights who was the first woman to head the Ohio State Bar Association will be taking the reins of the Ohio Lottery Commission.
- New Colorado Lottery scratch game offers 'best chance of winning ever'. The Colorado Lottery has launched a new $20 Scratch game that provides players with the best odds of winning ever offered by the Lottery.
- Computerized lottery drawings not problem-free. Arkansas lottery officials say their decision to use a computer to generate winning numbers when lottery games start this fall makes economic sense, but the use of computerized drawings by lotteries in other states has not been free of problems.
- Arkansas Lottery picks Scientific Games for instant tickets. The Arkansas Lottery Commission awarded an instant ticket contract worth 1.75 percent of net ticket sales to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Scientific Games Corp.
- Michigan man claims $47 million Mega Millions prize. Larry Campbell, 63, of Pullman, Michigan, picked up his check for $19,128,233 as the sole winner of the July 23 Mega Millions $47 million jackpot.
- Two couples in court over ownership of $4 million scratch ticket. Two couples are fighting in court over ownership of a Massachusetts Lottery scratch ticket worth $4 million.
- Lottery machines fail before jackpot. With a $76 million Powerball jackpot waiting Saturday night, some Horry County, South Carolina lottery machines broke down during the weekend.
- Long-time pals hit jackpot. Four giddy couples dropped off checks of more than $3.6 million at their banks, each couple's share of the Canadian Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
- Tenn. Lottery Sales Top Half Billion Mark. The Tennessee Education Lottery announced today ticket sales topped the half-billion-dollar mark over the weekend.
- N.D. lottery profits outpacing estimates. North Dakota's lottery has already turned over $1.43 million to the state treasury, matching the profits the new gambling venture was expected to make over 15 months, its administrator says.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$393 Million
Aug 11, 2017
- 2.$371.1 Million
Aug 12, 2017
- 3.$253 Million
Aug 11, 2012
- 4.$247 Million
Aug 11, 2018
- 5.€190 Million
Aug 10, 2012
- 6.€207.5 Million
Aug 10, 2019
- 7.$228.9 Million
Aug 10, 2011
- 8.$186 Million
Aug 12, 2009
- 9.$161 Million
Aug 11, 2007
- 10.€121.72 Million
Aug 11, 2016
- 11.$128 Million
Aug 10, 2019
- 11.$128 Million
Aug 12, 2014
- 13.$124 Million
Aug 11, 2009
- 14.$105 Million
Aug 10, 2007
- 15.€83 Million
Aug 10, 2018
- 16.$92 Million
Aug 10, 2005
- 17.$86 Million
Aug 11, 2001
- 18.$84 Million
Aug 11, 2004
- 19.€75 Million
Aug 13, 2019
- 20.€75 Million
Aug 16, 2019
- 21.€57 Million
Aug 14, 2009
- 22.€54 Million
Aug 15, 2008
- 23.€59 Million
Aug 13, 2013
- 24.€52 Million
Aug 10, 2007
- 25.$69 Million
Aug 10, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Aug 10, 1989
30 years old
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1988
31 years old
Monday, Aug 10, 1987
32 years old
Sunday, Aug 10, 1986
33 years old
Saturday, Aug 10, 1985
34 years old
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1983
36 years old
Sunday, Aug 10, 1980
39 years old
Friday, Aug 10, 1979
40 years old
Tuesday, Aug 10, 1976
43 years old
Thursday, Aug 10, 1972
47 years old
Tuesday, Aug 10, 1971
48 years old
Monday, Aug 10, 1970
49 years old
Saturday, Aug 10, 1968
51 years old
Thursday, Aug 10, 1967
52 years old
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1966
53 years old
Monday, Aug 10, 1964
55 years old
Wednesday, Aug 10, 1960
59 years old
Sunday, Aug 10, 1958
61 years old
Sunday, Aug 10, 1958
61 years old
Tuesday, Aug 10, 1954
65 years old
Sunday, Aug 10, 1952
67 years old
Sunday, Aug 10, 1952
67 years old
Friday, Aug 10, 1951
68 years old
Sunday, Aug 10, 1947
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A shooting occurs in Fredericton, New Brunswick, killing four people, including two police officers.
- A Horizon Airlines Bombardier Q400 crashes on Ketron Island, Washington after being stolen by a mechanic. Oregon National Guard F-15 fighter jets intercepted the plane, but the pilot deliberately crashed before they could shoot it down.
- Forty people are killed when Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 crashes at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport.
- The Marikana massacre begins near Rustenburg, South Africa, resulting in the deaths of 47 people.
- Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia's history.
- 2003 European heat wave: The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in Kent, England.
- The Okinawa Monorail is opened in Naha, Okinawa.
- The 2001 Angola train attack occurred, causing 252 deaths.
- HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah is proclaimed the crown prince of Brunei with a Royal Proclamation.
- Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
- Two earthquakes affect New Zealand. A 7.0 Mw shock (intensity VI (Strong)) in the South Island was followed nine hours later by a 6.4 Mw event (intensity VII (Very strong)) in the North Island.
- The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.
- Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
- Murder of Adam Walsh: The head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.
- Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
- In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year.
- The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
- A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson's cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
- The Heron Road Bridge collapses while being built, killing nine workers in the deadliest construction accident in both Ottawa and Ontario.
- Vietnam War: The U.S. Army begins Operation Ranch Hand, spraying an estimated 20 million US gallons (76,000 m) of defoliants and herbicides over rural areas of South Vietnam in an attempt to deprive the Viet Cong of food and vegetation cover.
- At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.
- First Indochina War: The French Union withdraws its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central Vietnam.
- U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.
- Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
- World War II: The Battle of Guam comes to an effective end.
- World War II: The Battle of Narva ends with a combined German-Estonian force successfully defending Narva, Estonia, from invading Soviet troops.
- A 5.1 kilograms (11 lb) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
- World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI's representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
- Second Balkan War: Delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.
- Russo-Japanese War: Peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets takes place.
- The U.S. Steel recognition strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
- German chemist Felix Hoffmann discovers an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
- After Uruguay's governing Blanco Party refuses Brazil's demands, José Antônio Saraiva announces that the Brazilian military will begin reprisals, beginning the Uruguayan War.
- American Civil War: Battle of Wilson's Creek: A mixed force of Confederate, Missouri State Guard, and Arkansas State troops defeat outnumbered attacking Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
- The Last Island hurricane strikes Louisiana, resulting in over 200 deaths.
- The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
- Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
- Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile's oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means "Work conquers all things".
- Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
- The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.
- French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace: Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob.
- American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
- The Maratha Empire defeats the Nizam of Hyderabad (and rebel Maratha factions) in the Battle of Rakshasbhuvan.
- Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
- King Marthanda Varma of Travancore defeats the Dutch East India Company at the Battle of Colachel, effectively bringing about the end of the Dutch colonial rule in India.
- The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
- The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid.
- The Swedish warship Vasa sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage.
- The Treaty of Nonsuch signed by Elizabeth I of England and the Dutch Rebels.
- Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Italian War of 1551-59.
- Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second-in-command Juan Sebastián Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.
- The naval Battle of Saint-Mathieu, during the War of the League of Cambrai, sees the simultaneous destruction of the Breton ship La Cordelière and the English ship The Regent.
- The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
- Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum.
- Battle of Maldon: The English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon, Essex.
- Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
- Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I.
Births On This Day
- Kylie Jenner, American television personality and model
- Bernardo Silva, Portuguese footballer
- Andre Drummond, American basketball player
- Yuto Nakajima, Japanese actor, dancer, model, singer, and idol
- Shin Hye-jeong, South Korean singer
- Chanel Simmonds, South African tennis player
- Oliver Rowland, English race car driver
- Go Ah-sung, South Korean actress
- Marcus Foligno, American-Canadian ice hockey player
- Chris Tremain, Australian cricketer
- Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, Icelandic footballer
- Nikos Korovesis, Greek footballer
- Cruze Ah-Nau, Australian rugby player
- Lucas Till, American actor
- Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
- Brenton Thwaites, Australian actor
- Jim Bakkum, Dutch singer and actor
- Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor and singer
- Andrea Hlaváčková, Czech tennis player
- Melissa Barrera, American television host
- Enrico Cortese, Italian footballer
- Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer
- Kakuryū Rikisaburō, Mongolian sumo wrestler
- Julia Skripnik, Estonian tennis player
- Ryan Eggold, American actor and composer
- Mokomichi Hayami, Japanese model and actor
- Jigar Naik, English cricketer
- Kyle Brown, American soccer player
- C. B. Dollaway, American mixed martial artist
- Héctor Faubel, Spanish motorcycle racer
- Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
- Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
- John Alvbåge, Swedish footballer
- Josh Anderson, American baseball player
- Julia Melim, Brazilian actress
- Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
- Wade Barrett, English boxer, wrestler, and actor
- JoAnna Garcia, American actress
- Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Ted Geoghegan, American author, screenwriter, and producer
- Brandon Lyon, American baseball player
- Rémy Martin, French rugby player
- Matjaž Perc, Slovene physicist
- Yannick Schroeder, French race car driver
- Danny Allsopp, Australian footballer
- Marcus Fizer, American basketball player
- Chris Read, English cricketer
- Danny Griffin, Irish footballer
- Matt Morgan, English comedian, actor, and radio host
- Roadkill, American wrestler
- Ian Murray, Scottish businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
- İlhan Mansız, Turkish footballer and figure skater
- Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabian director and producer
- Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer and manager
- Rachel Simmons, American scholar and author
- David Sommeil, French footballer
- Lisa Raymond, American tennis player
- Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
- Dilana, South African-American singer-songwriter and actress
- Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby player and sportscaster
- Angie Harmon, American model and actress
- Christofer Johnsson, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Sal Fasano, American baseball player and coach
- Stephan Groth, Danish singer-songwriter
- Roy Keane, Irish footballer and manager
- Robby Maria, Austrian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mario Kindelán, Cuban boxer
- Paul Newlove, English rugby player
- Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2016)
- Justin Theroux, American actor
- Doug Flach, American tennis player
- Bret Hedican, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Brendon Julian, New Zealand-Australian cricketer and journalist
- Steve Mautone, Australian footballer and coach
- Emily Symons, Australian actress
- Brian Drummond, Canadian voice actor
- Michael Bivins, American singer and producer
- Greg Hawgood, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Philippe Albert, Belgian footballer and sportscaster
- Riddick Bowe, American boxer
- Gus Johnson, American sportscaster
- Todd Nichols, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Reinout Scholte, Dutch cricketer
- Charlie Dimmock, English gardener and television host
- Hansi Kürsch, German singer-songwriter and bass player
- Claudia Christian, American actress, singer, writer, and director
- Mike E. Smith, American jockey and sportscaster
- John Starks, American basketball player and coach
- Aaron Hall, American singer-songwriter
- Kåre Kolve, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
- Hiro Takahashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
- Phoolan Devi, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2001)
- Anton Janssen, Dutch footballer and coach
- Andrew Sullivan, English-American journalist and author
- Suzanne Collins, American author and screenwriter
- Julia Fordham, English singer-songwriter
- Jon Farriss, Australian drummer, songwriter, and producer
- Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor and producer
- Annely Ojastu, Estonian sprinter and long jumper
- Kenny Perry, American golfer
- Rosanna Arquette, American actress, director, and producer
- Albert Owen, Welsh sailor and politician
- Mark Price, English drummer
- Florent Vollant, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Michael Dokes, American boxer (d. 2012)
- Jack Richards, English cricketer, coach, and manager
- Rosie Winterton, English nurse and politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
- Fred Ho, American saxophonist, composer, and playwright (d. 2014)
- Andres Põime, Estonian architect
- Aqeel Abbas Jafari, Pakistani writer, poet, architect and chief editor Urdu Dictionary Board
- Dianne Fromholtz, Australian tennis player
- José Luis Montes, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Fred Ottman, American wrestler
- Charlie Peacock, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Perween Warsi, Indian-English businesswoman
- Jim Mees, American set designer (d. 2013)
- Mel Tiangco, Filipino journalist and talk show host
- Peter Endrulat, German footballer
- Rick Overton, American screenwriter, actor and comedian
- Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
- Diane Venora, American actress
- Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian businessman and politician, 59th President of Colombia
- Patti Austin, American singer-songwriter
- Nick Stringer, English actor
- Ian Anderson, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian academic and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
- John Spencer, English rugby player and manager
- Alan Ward, English cricketer
- Louise Forestier, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
- Jimmy Griffin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
- Michael Mantler, American trumpet player and composer
- Shafqat Rana, Indian-Pakistani cricketer
- Ronnie Spector, American singer-songwriter
- Betsey Johnson, American fashion designer
- Michael Pepper, English physicist and engineer
- Agepê, Brazilian singer/composer (d. 1995)
- Anita Lonsbrough, English swimmer and journalist
- Susan Dorothea White, Australian painter and sculptor
- Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
- Sid Waddell, English sportscaster (d. 2012)
- Kate O'Mara, English actress (d. 2014)
- Charlie Rose, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
- Tony Ross, English author and illustrator
- Anatoly Sobchak, Russian scholar and politician, Mayor of Saint Petersburg (d. 2000)
- Malene Schwartz, Danish actress
- Ian Stewart, Baron Stewartby, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
- Ad van Luyn, Dutch bishop
- Tevfik Kış, Turkish wrestler and trainer
- Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss, English lawyer and judge
- Rocky Colavito, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Keith Duckworth, English engineer, founded Cosworth (d. 2005)
- Alexander Goehr, English composer and academic
- Gaudencio Rosales, Filipino cardinal
- Dolores Alexander, American journalist and activist (d. 2008)
- Tom Laughlin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Barry Unsworth, English-Italian author and academic (d. 2012)
- Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)
- Eddie Fisher, American singer and actor (d. 2010)
- Gerino Gerini, Italian race car driver (d. 2013)
- Gus Mercurio, American-Australian actor (d. 2010)
- Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)
- Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)
- Marie-Claire Alain, French organist and educator (d. 2013)
- George Cooper, English general
- Nancy Buckingham, English author
- Martha Hyer, American actress (d. 2014)
- Bill Doolittle, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
- Rhonda Fleming, American actress
- Fred Ridgway, English cricketer and footballer (d. 2015)
- SM Sultan, Bangladeshi painter and illustrator (d. 1994)
- Al Alberts, American pop singer (The Four Aces) and composer (d. 2009)
- Red Holzman, American basketball player and coach (d. 1998)
- Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (d. 2013)
- Jeff Corey, American actor and director (d. 2002)
- Carlos Menditeguy, Argentinian race car driver and polo player (d. 1973)
- Ray Smith, English cricketer (d. 1996)
- Margaret Morgan Lawrence, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
- Noah Beery Jr., American actor (d. 1994)
- Kalevi Kotkas, Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (d. 1983)
- Wolfgang Paul, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
- Jorge Amado, Brazilian novelist and poet (d. 2001)
- Leonidas Andrianopoulos, Greek footballer (d. 2011)
- A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian and author (d. 1993)
- Guy Mairesse, French race car driver (d. 1954)
- Leo Fender, American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (d. 1991)
- Richard J. Hughes, American politician, 45th Governor of New Jersey, and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (d. 1992)
- Rica Erickson, Australian botanist, historian, and author (d. 2009)
- Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
- Su Yu, Chinese general and politician (d. 1984)
- Era Bell Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 1986)
- Ward Moore, American author (d. 1978)
- Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (d. 1983)
- Curt Siodmak, German-English author and screenwriter (d. 2000)
- Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
- Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt, New Zealand physician and politician, 11th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1994)
- John W. Galbreath, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Darby Dan Farm (d. 1988)
- Jack Haley, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
- Hammy Love, Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
- V. V. Giri, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th President of India (d. 1980)
- Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1954)
- Charles Darrow, American game designer, created Monopoly (d. 1967)
- Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, Polish writer and member of the WW II Polish Resistance (d. 1968)
- Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark (d. 1940)
- Panait Istrati, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1935)
- Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1964)
- Alfred Döblin, Polish-German physician and author (d. 1957)
- Frank Marshall, American chess player and author (d. 1944)
- Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)
- Antanas Smetona, Lithuanian jurist and politician, President of Lithuania from 1919 to 1920 and from 1926 to 1940. (d. 1944)
- William Manuel Johnson, American bassist (d. 1972)
- Trần Tế Xương a Vietnamese poet and satirist (d. 1907)
- Laurence Binyon, English poet, playwright, and scholar (d. 1943)
- Hugo Eckener, German pilot and businessman (d. 1954)
- Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1936)
- Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian singer and musicologist (d. 1936)
- William Willett, English inventor, founded British Summer Time (d. 1915)
- William Harnett, Irish-American painter and educator (d. 1892)
- Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1904)
- Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1896)
- Lovro Toman, Slovenian lawyer and politician (d. 1870)
- István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)
- Hugh Stowell Brown, English minister and reformer (d. 1886)
- Jay Cooke, American financier, founded Jay Cooke & Company (d. 1905)
- Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (d. 1890)
- John C. Pemberton, United States soldier and Confederate general (d. 1881)
- Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1861)
- John Kirk Townsend, American ornithologist and explorer (d. 1851)
- Ferenc Toldy, German-Hungarian historian and critic (d. 1875)
- Vicente Guerrero, Mexican insurgent leader and President of Mexico (d. 1831)
- Narayan Rao, fifth Peshwa of the Maratha Empire (d. 1773)
- Alexandrine Le Normant d'Étiolles, French daughter of Madame de Pompadour (d. 1754)
- Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)
- Anton Losenko, Russian painter and academic (d. 1773)
- Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (d. 1763)
- Eusebio Kino, Italian priest and missionary (d. 1711)
- Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician and academic (d. 1675)
- Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (d. 1629)
- Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1619)
- Eric II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1584)
- Madeleine of Valois (d. 1537)
- Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German lawyer and politician (d. 1553)
- Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (d. 1519)
- Bona of Savoy, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1503)
- Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter, Duchess of York (d. 1476)
- Albert II of Germany (d. 1439)
- Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (d. 1417)
- John of Bohemia (d. 1346)
- James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
- Lê Hoàn, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1005)
Deaths On This Day
- Ruth Pfau, German-Pakistani doctor and nun (b. 1929)
- Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1941)
- Endre Czeizel, Hungarian physician, geneticist, and academic (b. 1935)
- Knut Osnes, Norwegian footballer and coach (b. 1922)
- Eriek Verpale, Belgian author and poet (b. 1952)
- Jim Command, American baseball player and scout (b. 1928)
- Dotty Lynch, American journalist and academic (b. 1945)
- Kathleen Ollerenshaw, English mathematician, astronomer, and politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (b. 1912)
- Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (b. 1930)
- William P. Clark Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1931)
- Jonathan Dawson, Australian historian and academic (b. 1941)
- Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
- David C. Jones, American general (b. 1921)
- Jody Payne, American singer and guitarist (b. 1936)
- Amy Wallace, American author (b. 1955)
- Philippe Bugalski, French race car driver (b. 1963)
- Ioan Dicezare, Romanian general and pilot (b. 1916)
- Irving Fein, American producer and manager (b. 1911)
- William W. Momyer, American general and pilot (b. 1916)
- Carlo Rambaldi, Italian special effects artist (b. 1925)
- Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
- Markus Liebherr, German-Swiss businessman (b. 1948)
- Adam Stansfield, English footballer (b. 1978)
- David L. Wolper, American director and producer (b. 1928)
- Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (b. 1942)
- Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1925)
- James E. Faust, American lawyer and religious leader (b. 1920)
- Jean Rédélé, French race car driver and pilot, founded Alpine (b. 1922)
- Tony Wilson, English journalist, producer, and manager, co-founded Factory Records (b. 1950)
- Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)
- Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and politician (b. 1926)
- Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
- Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer and rugby player (b. 1925)
- Jennifer Paterson, English chef and television presenter (b. 1928)
- Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Indian historian, scholar, and critic (b. 1899)
- Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian director and screenwriter (b. 1953)
- Conlon Nancarrow, American-Mexican pianist and composer (b. 1912)
- Euronymous, Norwegian singer, guitarist, and producer (b. 1968)
- Lưu Trọng Lư, Vietnamese poet and playwright (b. 1912)
- Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)
- Nate Barragar, American football player and sergeant (b. 1906)
- Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian author and poet (b. 1962)
- Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and politician, 3rd President of Pakistan (b. 1917)
- Dick Foran, American actor and singer (b. 1910)
- Walter Gerlach, German physicist and academic (b. 1889)
- Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (b. 1894)
- János Kodolányi, Hungarian author (b. 1899)
- Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (b. 1903)
- Ernst Wetter, Swiss lawyer and jurist (b. 1877)
- Julia Peterkin, American author (b. 1880)
- Hamide Ayşe Sultan, Ottoman princess (b. 1887)
- Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (b. 1910)
- Robert Adair, American-born British actor (b. 1900)
- Homer Burton Adkins, American chemist (b. 1892)
- Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1873)
- Andrew Brown, Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1870)
- Montague Summers, English clergyman and author (b. 1880)
- Robert H. Goddard, American physicist and engineer (b. 1882)
- Alf Morgans, Welsh-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1850)
- Rin Tin Tin, American acting dog (b. 1918)
- Pierre Fatou, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1878)
- Aletta Jacobs, Dutch physician (b. 1854)
- Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician and academic (b. 1835)
- Erich Löwenhardt, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)
- John J. Loud, American inventor (b. 1844)
- Henry Moseley, English physicist and engineer (b. 1887)
- Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau, French lawyer and politician, 68th Prime Minister of France (b. 1846)
- Otto Lilienthal, German pilot and engineer (b. 1848)
- John Boyle O'Reilly, Irish-born poet, journalist and fiction writer (b. 1844)
- Arthur Böttcher, German pathologist and anatomist (b. 1831)
- Karl Andree, German geographer and journalist (b. 1808)
- Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)
- Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet, English lawyer and politician (b. 1758)
- Michael Haydn, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1737)
- Franz Aepinus, German-Russian philosopher and academic (b. 1724)
- Ignaz Anton von Indermauer, Austrian nobleman and government official (b. 1759)
- Allan Ramsay, Scottish-English painter (b. 1713)
- Ferdinand VI of Spain (b. 1713)
- Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and politician, French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (b. 1656)
- Esmé Stewart, 2nd Duke of Richmond (b. 1649)
- Alfonso de la Cueva, 1st Marquis of Bedmar, Spanish cardinal and diplomat (b. 1572)
- Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1598)
- Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Dauphin of France, Brother of Henry II (b. 1518)
- Ippolito de' Medici, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)
- Louis II, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1337)
- John of La Verna, Italian ascetic (b. 1259)
- Felim mac Aedh Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht
- Tekuder, Khan of the Mongol Ilkhanate
- Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)
- Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany (b. 1184)
- Bulcsú, Hungarian tribal chieftain (horka)
- Conrad ('the Red'), duke of Lorraine
- Al-Wathiq, Abbasid caliph (b. 816)
- Eanbald, archbishop of York
- Fastrada, Frankish noblewoman (b. 765)
- Lawrence of Rome, Spanish-Italian deacon and saint (b. 225)