On This Day in History: August 13
August 13 is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 140 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- UK lottery winners thank cat for £1 million prize. A UK couple who got their claws on a £1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery prize thanked their pet cat for the win.
- Will R.I. Lottery win or lose in $1 billion IGT contract battle?. In the months ahead, the smallest state's biggest controversy is expected to be a high-stakes battle over whether IGT gets to run the state's lottery system and provide slot machines at Twin River's casinos through 2043.
- $430 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges on rollover. Coming into this weekend there were two big jackpots generating lots of excitement and ticket sales; going out there's just one — and it's enormous.
- Alabama lottery plan could face uphill battle. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who said a year ago that lotteries were as old-fashioned as leisure suits, now says they are the best remaining option to boost funding for important state programs, especially Medicaid.
- NY Lottery winner, 82, shares $7M jackpot with daughter. A winning $7 million scratch-off lottery ticket purchased by an 82-year-old grandmother while waiting for her hair appointment is about to change the lives of several generations in one family.
- Meet the "Ocean's 16" N.J. Powerball Winners. Among the 16 co-workers who came forward today to claim their piece of a $448 million Powerball jackpot were a woman who lost her home in Superstorm Sandy and the daughter of the man who is credited as the "father of the New Jersey lottery."
- Minnesota couple claims $229M Powerball lottery jackpot. Thomas and Kathleen Morris, a couple from Burnsville, Minnesota, walked into the Minnesota State Lottery headquarters around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon to claim the nearly $229 million winning Powerball ticket.
- 'Lottery Ticket' cast tries luck at Scratchers. Local media gave the stars of the upcoming Lottery Ticket movie some scratchers to play while they were entering the movie's premier.
- Writer accuses agent of stealing 'Lottery Ticket' movie. Ice Cube's new movie "Lottery Ticket" doesn't come out for another week, but there's already a legal fight over the flick from a screenwriter who claims his agent ripped off his idea and gave it to another one of his clients.
- Powerball lottery jackpot cracks $200M mark. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $213 million, with a cash option of $104.7 million.
- Connecticut lottery players' prize claim period cut in half. From now on, Connecticut Lottery winners will have six months less time to claim their prizes, in a change expected to reap $6.1 million in unclaimed prize money for the cash-starved state government during the first year.
- Lottery winners plea for a wife for their son. After winning a Â£2.3 million (US$4.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot, Bob and Pat Green are hoping money CAN buy love -- for son Stewart.
- Lottery ticket number crucial to trial. The outcome of a civil case pitting Julie Prive, 27, who worked at the Tedeschi's in East Falmouth, Massachusetts where a winning $4 million scratch ticket was sold, against two other Falmouth residents could hinge on the question of when she learned the number of the ticket.
- Kentucky Lottery tries to stave off losses from competition. Even as Kentucky lottery officials announced Thursday that a record $193.5 million in proceeds were turned over to the state last fiscal year, there was no time for celebration. Officials are too busy trying to stave off expected losses to Tennessee and its lottery that debuted this year.
- Ministers set on blocking rapist's £7m lottery win. Two ministers vowed yesterday to stop a convicted rapist receiving his £7 million lottery winnings but no one in Whitehall could say how.
- Georgia Lottery executives get $560,000 in bonuses. Executives of the Georgia Lottery Corp. received more than $559,000 in bonuses after registering another record sales year, even though the Legislature voted to cut benefits under lottery-funded HOPE scholarships.
- Record Italian Jackpot Scooped by Single Ticket. One lucky gambler won Europe's biggest-ever jackpot on Wednesday, pocketing nearly 66 million euros (US$75 million) and ending an almost six-month Italian lottery drought.
- Judge rules $25 million lottery ticket belongs to couple. A New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday that a $25 million lottery ticket belongs to the couple that presented the ticket to lottery officials.
- Lawsuit has a pull-tab lottery plan on hold. A new Michigan instant lottery game planned for bars this fall is mired in a court fight over whether it is legal and is unfair competition to charities that sell similar pull-tab games.
- No cameras, please! Big Lotto winner's shy. Florida's newest jumbo Lotto winner, who Monday morning claimed the second half of the recent $80.9 million jackpot, doesn't want any publicity.
- Six indicted in numbers racket. Six people were charged yesterday in what authorities say is a massive gambling network that grossed millions of dollars a year in Northeast Ohio.
- $25 million lottery ticket before judge. A Superior Court judge is scheduled to rule today on who owns a disputed Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $25 million.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$432.5 Million
Aug 16, 2017
- 2.$337 Million
Aug 15, 2012
- 3.€209.16 Million
Aug 13, 2019
- 4.$213 Million
Aug 15, 2009
- 5.$181 Million
Aug 15, 2007
- 6.$146 Million
Aug 14, 2009
- 7.$144 Million
Aug 15, 2014
- 8.$138 Million
Aug 14, 2019
- 9.€123.02 Million
Aug 13, 2016
- 10.$122 Million
Aug 14, 2007
- 11.€90 Million
Aug 14, 2018
- 12.$100 Million
Aug 15, 2001
- 13.$97 Million
Aug 14, 2004
- 14.€85 Million
Aug 14, 2020
- 15.€75 Million
Aug 13, 2019
- 16.€75 Million
Aug 16, 2019
- 17.$82 Million
Aug 13, 2016
- 18.€57 Million
Aug 14, 2009
- 19.€54 Million
Aug 15, 2008
- 20.€59 Million
Aug 13, 2013
- 21.€53 Million
Aug 16, 2011
- 22.$75 Million
Aug 13, 2010
- 22.$75 Million
Aug 14, 2018
- 24.$70 Million
Aug 15, 2015
- 24.$70 Million
Aug 14, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Aug 13, 1985
35 years old
Friday, Aug 13, 1982
38 years old
Thursday, Aug 13, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Aug 13, 1981
39 years old
Saturday, Aug 13, 1977
43 years old
Tuesday, Aug 13, 1974
46 years old
Sunday, Aug 13, 1972
48 years old
Wednesday, Aug 13, 1958
62 years old
Wednesday, Aug 13, 1958
62 years old
Friday, Aug 13, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Israel-United Arab Emirates relations are formally established.
- At least 76 people are killed and 212 others are wounded in a truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.
- Russo-Georgian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
- One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
- A mainland Chinese fishing boat Min Ping Yu No. 5202 is hit by a Taiwanese naval vessel and sinks in a repatriation operation of mainland Chinese immigrants, resulting in 21 deaths. This is the second tragedy less than a month after Min Ping Yu No. 5540 incident.
- One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
- Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
- The Apollo 11 astronauts enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
- Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
- Two young women became the first fatal victims of grizzly bear attacks in the 57-year history of Montana's Glacier National Park in separate incidents.
- Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged for the murder of John Alan West becoming the last people executed in the United Kingdom.
- Cold War: East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West, and construction of the Berlin Wall is started. The day is known as Barbed Wire Sunday.
- The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
- Radio Pakistan broadcasts the "Qaumī Tarāna", the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
- World War II: German troops begin the pillage and razing of Anogeia in Crete that would continue until September 5.
- Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project.
- Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Shanghai begins.
- Polish-Soviet War: The Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
- Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha May Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
- Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
- First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
- The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged. (Their records were later restored to reflect honorable discharges but there were no financial settlements.)
- Norwegians vote to end the union with Sweden.
- Spanish-American War: Spanish and American forces engage in a mock battle for Manila, after which the Spanish commander surrendered in order to keep the city out of Filipino rebel hands.
- Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
- William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut is granted United States Patent Number 408,709 for "Coin-controlled apparatus for telephones."
- The 8.5-9.0 Mw Arica earthquake struck southern Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), causing 25,000+ deaths and a destructive basin wide tsunami that affected Hawaii and New Zealand.
- The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London, England.
- Battle of Mišar during the Serbian Revolution begins. The battle end twos days later with a Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
- King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
- American Revolutionary War: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with the most significant loss of United States naval forces prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim: English and Imperial forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
- Colonel George Monck of the English Army forms Monck's Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.
- Sweden and Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro.
- The French king Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as prime minister.
- Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland as a heretic.
- Buddhist monks from Kyoto, Japan's Enryaku-ji temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout in what will be known as the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-seventh day of the seventh month of the fifth year of the Tenbun (天文) era).
- Union of Brittany and France: The Duchy of Brittany is absorbed into the Kingdom of France.
- After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
- The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognizes Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognizes Francis's claim to Milan.
- Raniero is elected as Pope Paschal II.
- Count Reginar I of Hainault rises against Zwentibold of Lotharingia and slays him near present-day Susteren.
- Maurice becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
- Emperor Justinian I rewards Liberius for his service in the Pragmatic Sanction, granting him extensive estates in Italy.
- John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas.
- 29 BC
- Octavian holds the first of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
Births On This Day
- Dalma Gálfi, Hungarian tennis player
- Dina and Arina Averina, Russian rhythmic gymnasts
- Antonia Lottner, German tennis player
- Filip Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player
- Moses Mbye, Australian rugby league player
- Lucas Moura, Brazilian footballer
- Katrina Gorry, Australian football player
- Alicja Tchórz, Polish swimmer
- Dave Days, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Lesley Doig, Scottish lawn bowler
- DeMarcus Cousins, American basketball player
- Benjamin Stambouli, French footballer
- Greg Draper, New Zealand footballer
- Justin Greene, American basketball player
- Israel Jiménez, Mexican footballer
- Keith Benson, American basketball player
- Brandon Workman, American baseball player
- Jose Lorenzo Diokno, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter
- Devin McCourty, American football player
- Jason McCourty, American football player
- Jamie Reed, Welsh footballer
- Gerrit van Look, German rugby player and coach
- Alona Bondarenko, Ukrainian tennis player
- Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
- Boone Logan, American baseball player
- James Morrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dallas Braden, American baseball player
- Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player
- Ľubomír Michalík, Slovak footballer
- Christian Müller, German footballer
- Christopher Raeburn, English fashion designer
- Sarah Huckabee Sanders, American political consultant and press secretary
- Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor
- Murtz Jaffer, Canadian journalist
- Román Colón, Dominican baseball player
- Corey Patterson, American baseball player
- Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician
- Dwight Smith, American football player
- Michael Klim, Polish-Australian swimmer
- Kenyan Weaks, American basketball player and coach
- Geno Carlisle, American basketball player
- Nicolás Lapentti, Ecuadorian tennis player
- Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer
- Marty Turco, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Scott MacRae, American baseball player and coach
- Joe Perry, English snooker player
- Niklas Sundin, Swedish musician and artist
- Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player and coach
- Molly Henneberg, American journalist
- Eric Medlen, American race car driver (d. 2007)
- Kevin Plank, American businessman, founded Under Armour
- Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver
- Adam Housley, American baseball player and journalist
- Will Clarke, American author
- Elvis Grbac, American football player and coach
- Alan Shearer, English footballer and manager
- Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater
- Tal Bachman, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Todd Hendricks, American football player and coach
- Tony Jarrett, English sprinter and hurdler
- Dave Jamerson, American basketball player
- Digna Ketelaar, Dutch tennis player
- Scooter Barry, American basketball player
- Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mark Lemke, American baseball player, coach, and radio host
- Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer and conductor
- Jay Buhner, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Debi Mazar, American actress
- Tom Prince, American baseball player and manager
- Steve Higgins, American talk show co-host and announcer, writer, producer, comedian and impressionist
- Valerie Plame, American CIA agent and author
- Sridevi, Indian actress (d. 2018)
- John Slattery, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and sound director
- Neil Mallender, English cricketer and umpire
- Tom Perrotta, American novelist and screenwriter
- Ivar Stukolkin, Estonian swimmer
- Danny Bonaduce, American actor and wrestler
- Bruce French, English cricketer and coach
- Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
- David Feherty, Northern Irish golfer and sportscaster
- Feargal Sharkey, Northern Irish singer-songwriter
- Randy Shughart, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
- Rohinton Fali Nariman, Judge of the Supreme Court of India
- Keith Ahlers, English race car driver
- Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese race car driver
- Paul Greengrass, English director and screenwriter
- Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
- Tom Cohen, American philosopher, theorist, and academic
- Ron Hilditch, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Thomas Pogge, German philosopher and academic
- Peter Wright, English historian and author
- Dave Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
- Gary Gibbs, American football player and coach
- Suzanne Muldowney, American performance artist
- Herb Ritts, American photographer and director (d. 2002)
- Hughie Thomasson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
- Eugenio Lopez III, Filipino businessperson, CEO and chairman of ABS-CBN Corporation
- Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
- Jane Carr, English actress
- Rusty Gerhardt, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Jim Brunzell, American wrestler
- Bobby Clarke, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Philippe Petit, French tightrope walker
- Willy Rey, Dutch-Canadian model (d. 1973)
- Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano
- Fred Stanley, American baseball player and manager
- John Stocker, Canadian voice actor and director
- Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
- Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
- Gary Gregor, American basketball player
- Robin Jackman, Indian-English cricketer and sportscaster
- Howard Marks, Welsh cannabis smuggler, writer, and legalisation campaigner (d. 2016)
- Fred Hill, American football player
- Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, President of Haiti
- Michael Willetts, English sergeant; George Cross recipient (d. 1971)
- Bill Musselman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2000)
- Dave "Baby" Cortez, American R&B pianist, organist, and composer
- Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1968)
- Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (d. 2001)
- Mudcat Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Joycelyn Elders, American admiral and physician, 15th Surgeon General of the United States
- Wilfried Hilker, German footballer and referee
- Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (d. 2007)
- Bernard Manning, English comedian (d. 2007)
- Wilmer Mizell, American baseball player and politician (d. 1999)
- Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (d. 2014)
- Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor (d. 2016)
- John Tidmarsh, English journalist and radio host (d. 2019)
- Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba (d. 2016)
- Benny Bailey, American trumpet player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2005)
- José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz, Argentine executive and policy maker (d. 2013)
- Chuck Gilmur, American basketball player, coach, and educator (d. 2011)
- Louis Frémaux, French conductor (d. 2017)
- Jimmy McCracklin, American blues/R&B singer-songwriter and pianist (d 2012)
- Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
- Rex Humbard, American evangelist and television host (d. 2007)
- George Shearing, English jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 2011)
- Noor Hassanali, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2006)
- Frederick Sanger, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
- Grace Bates, American mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
- Makarios III, Greek archbishop and politician, 1st President of Cyprus (d. 1977)
- Fred Davis, English snooker player (d. 1998)
- Claire Cribbs, American basketball player and coach (d. 1985)
- Ben Hogan, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1997)
- Salvador Luria, Italian-American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
- William Bernbach, American advertiser, co-founded DDB Worldwide (d. 1982)
- Gene Raymond, American actor and pilot (d. 1998)
- Basil Spence, Scottish architect, designed Coventry Cathedral (d. 1976)
- Chuck Carroll, American football player and lawyer (d. 2003)
- Art Shires, American baseball player and boxer (d. 1967)
- Buddy Rogers, American actor and musician (d. 1999)
- Margaret Tafoya, Native American Pueblo potter (d. 2001)
- Felix Wankel, German engineer (d. 1988)
- Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (d. 1980)
- José Ramón Guizado, Panamanian politician, 17th President of Panama (d. 1964)
- Jean Borotra, French tennis player (d. 1994)
- Regis Toomey, American actor (d. 1991)
- István Barta, Hungarian water polo player (d. 1948)
- Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)
- Camillien Houde, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
- John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer, invented the television (d. 1946)
- Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)
- Harry Dean, English cricketer and coach (d. 1957)
- John Ireland, English composer and educator (d. 1962)
- Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)
- George Luks, American painter and illustrator (d. 1933)
- Giovanni Agnelli, Italian businessman, founded Fiat S.p.A. (d. 1945)
- Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)
- Felix Adler, German-American religious leader and educator (d. 1933)
- Leonora Barry, Irish-born American social activist (d. 1930)
- Charles Wells, English brewer, founded Charles Wells Ltd (d. 1914)
- Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
- Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1902)
- Goldwin Smith, English-Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)
- George Grove, English musicologist and historian (d. 1900)
- Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Anglo-Irish mathematician and physicist (d. 1903)
- Lucy Stone, American abolitionist and suffragist (d. 1893)
- Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist and astronomer (d. 1874)
- Vladimir Odoyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1869)
- William Wentworth, Australian journalist, explorer, and politician (d. 1872)
- Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1813)
- James Gillray, English caricaturist and printmaker (d.1815)
- Louis François, Prince of Conti (d. 1776)
- Heinrich von Brühl, Polish-German politician (d. 1763)
- William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (d. 1727)
- Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1748)
- Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)
- Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (d. 1640)
- Alfonso XI, king of Castile and León (d. 1350)
- Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Fatimid caliph (d. 1021)
Deaths On This Day
- Jim Neidhart, American wrestler (b. 1955)
- Kenny Baker, English actor and musician (b. 1934)
- Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu leader (b. 1921)
- Watban Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Iraqi politician, Iraqi Minister of Interior (b. 1952)
- Bob Fillion, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1920)
- Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (b. 1928)
- Frans Brüggen, Dutch flute player and conductor (b. 1934)
- Eduardo Campos, Brazilian politician, 14th Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology (b. 1965)
- Martino Finotto, Italian race car driver (b. 1933)
- Süleyman Seba, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1926)
- Lothar Bisky, German politician (b. 1941)
- Aaron Selber, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
- Jean Vincent, French footballer and manager (b. 1930)
- Hugo Adam Bedau, American philosopher and academic (b. 1926)
- Helen Gurley Brown, American journalist and author (b. 1922)
- Ray Jordon, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1937)
- Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager (b. 1919)
- Joan Roberts, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
- Tareque Masud, Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1957)
- Mishuk Munier, Bangladeshi journalist and cinematographer (b. 1959)
- Panagiotis Bachramis, Greek footballer (b. 1976)
- Lance Cade, American wrestler (b. 1981)
- Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (b. 1919)
- Lavelle Felton, American basketball player (b. 1980)
- Henri Cartan, French mathematician and academic (b. 1904)
- Bill Gwatney, American politician (b. 1959)
- Jack Weil, American businessman (b. 1901)
- Brian Adams, American wrestler (b. 1964)
- Brooke Astor, American philanthropist and socialite (b. 1902)
- Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
- Tony Jay, English actor and singer (b. 1933)
- Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)
- Miguel Arraes, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)
- David Lange, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)
- Julia Child, American chef, author, and television host (b. 1912)
- Ed Townsend, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
- Otto Stuppacher, Austrian race car driver (b. 1947)
- Jim Hughes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)
- Betty Cavanna, American author (b. 1909)
- Nazia Hassan, Pakistani singer-songwriter (b. 1965)
- Ignatz Bubis, German Jewish religious leader (b. 1927)
- Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and lawyer (b. 1960)
- Nino Ferrer, Italian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
- Edward Ginzton, Ukrainian-American physicist and academic (b. 1915)
- Julien Green, American author (b. 1900)
- Rafael Robles, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1947)
- António de Spínola, Portuguese general and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1910)
- Alison Hargreaves, English mountaineer (b. 1963)
- Jan Křesadlo, Czech-English psychologist and author (b. 1926)
- Mickey Mantle, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1931)
- James Roosevelt, American general and politician (b. 1907)
- Tim Richmond, American race car driver (b. 1955)
- Larkin I. Smith, American police officer and politician (b. 1944)
- Helen Mack, American actress (b. 1913)
- Tigran Petrosian, Georgian-Armenian chess player (b. 1929)
- Andrew Dasburg, American painter and sculptor (b. 1887)
- Lonnie Mayne, American wrestler (b. 1944)
- Murilo Mendes, Brazilian poet and telegrapher (b. 1901)
- Willy Rey, Dutch-Canadian model (b. 1949)
- W. O. Bentley, English race car driver and engineer, founded Bentley Motors Limited (b. 1888)
- Hayato Ikeda, Japanese lawyer and politician, 58th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
- Louis Bastien, French cyclist and fencer (b. 1881)
- Francis J. McCormick, American football, basketball player, and coach (b. 1903)
- Demetrius Constantine Dounis, Greek violinist and mandolin player (b. 1886)
- H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic (b. 1866)
- Sigizmund Levanevsky, Soviet aircraft pilot of Polish origin (b. 1902)
- Mary Hunter Austin, American author and playwright (b. 1868)
- Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
- Jules Massenet, French composer (b. 1842)
- Florence Nightingale, Italian-English nurse and theologian (b. 1820)
- Ignaz Semmelweis, Hungarian physician and obstetrician (b. 1818)
- Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer (b. 1798)
- René Laennec, French physician, invented the stethoscope (b. 1781)
- Ahilyabai Holkar, Queen of Indore (b. 1725)
- Margaret Fownes-Luttrell, English painter (b. 1726)
- Johann Elias Schlegel, German poet and critic (b. 1719)
- John Cruger, Danish-American businessman and politician, 39th Mayor of New York City (b. 1678)
- Jacques Lelong, French priest and author (b. 1665)
- Louis Maimbourg, French priest and historian (b. 1610)
- Jeremy Taylor, Irish bishop and saint (b. 1613)
- Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss clergyman and theologian (b. 1540)
- Giambologna, Italian sculptor (b. 1529)
- Gerard David, Flemish painter (b. 1460)
- Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan (b. 1392)
- Eleanor of Aragon, queen of Castile (b. 1358)
- Pietro Gradenigo, doge of Venice
- Nawrūz, Mongol emir
- Irene of Hungary, Byzantine empress (b. 1088)
- Gyeongjong, king of Goryeo (Korea) (b. 955)
- Al-Muktafi, Abbasid caliph
- Zwentibold, king of Lotharingia (b. 870)
- Takechi, Japanese prince
- Maximus the Confessor, Byzantine theologian
- Fabia Eudokia, Byzantine empress (b. 580)
- Wen, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 541)
- Radegund, Frankish princess and saint (b. 520)