On This Day in History: August 14
August 14 is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 139 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- First sports betting licenses issued by West Virginia Lottery. Legalization of sports betting in West Virginia has reached another milestone, with the issuing of the first sports betting licenses by the state Lottery Commission.
- Lottery sales in Japan down for second straight year. In Japan, sales of Takarakuji lottery tickets issued by prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities totaled ¥786.6 billion (US$7.1 billion) in fiscal 2017, down 6.9 percent from the year before.
- Tennessee Lottery celebrates eclipse with new scratch-off game. There's nothing like the moon passing in front of the sun for 15 minutes to get people running to the store for scratch-off lottery tickets.
- Alabama lawmakers weigh in on lottery. Several Montgomery-area lawmakers say they could support letting Alabamians decide whether the state has a lottery, and whether Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are sold locally.
- $90M Colorado Powerball winner claims prize. The winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Colorado history claimed his prize in Grand Junction on Wednesday afternoon.
- $320 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date. As a result of brisker than expected ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Powerball jackpot has been raised from $305 million to $320 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Starved state budgets prompt new interest in online gambling. More states are looking into online gambling as the ticket to a balanced budget, but they face difficult roadblocks on a federal level.
- Man wins Fla. Lottery jackpot for 7th time. An Orlando man is having a streak of incredible lottery luck, claiming his seventh lottery grand prize.
- N.J. Lottery sets record for lottery ticket sales. The slumping economy seemingly hasn't stopped lottery players in New Jersey who want to cash in on their dreams.
- Lottery winner has lucky numbers tattooed on his arm. It's not something most of us would need reminding about, but delighted Wayne Hughes has immortalized his £1.1 million (US$1.7 million) lottery win -- by having it etched on to his arm.
- 2 quick Lotto Texas winners put state in bind. The luck of lottery winners is picking up. For the state, not so much: It has taken a $3.4 million hit in just the past 10 days.
- Book imagines low-IQ man winning $12 million in Washington lottery. Seattle native Patricia Wood used her first-hand knowledge of life as a lottery winner to create a fictional account of a low-IQ man winning $12 million in Washington lottery.
- Briton claims UK's biggest lottery win. Someone in Britain is a lot richer on Tuesday after claiming the country's biggest ever lottery win -- 35,425,411.80 pounds (US$71 million).
- Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle results. The Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Lucky 7's, was drawn last night, awarding over a million dollars in prizes.
- Unclaimed New Mexico Powerball jackpot fuels speculation. The lucky -- and still unknown -- winner of Wednesday's $93.4 million Powerball jackpot bought the winning ticket in the Albuquerque area, the New Mexico Lottery revealed Friday.
- Prize for ticket may be prison. A Ohio woman accused of altering a lottery ticket to claim a $25,000 prize went on trial yesterday, with both sides agreeing that the ticket shown to jurors was a poor fake.
- Legality of Tennessee-Georgia lottery partnership questioned. Questions are being raised about the legality of the proposed marriage of the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries and whether a legal challenge by a jealous vendor could stall the start to the Tennessee lottery.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$432.5 Million
Aug 16, 2017
- 2.$337 Million
Aug 15, 2012
- 3.$213 Million
Aug 15, 2009
- 4.$181 Million
Aug 15, 2007
- 5.$146 Million
Aug 14, 2009
- 6.$144 Million
Aug 15, 2014
- 7.€123.8 Million
Aug 16, 2016
- 8.$138 Million
Aug 14, 2019
- 9.$122 Million
Aug 14, 2007
- 10.€90 Million
Aug 14, 2018
- 11.$100 Million
Aug 15, 2001
- 12.$97 Million
Aug 14, 2004
- 13.$94 Million
Aug 17, 2016
- 14.€70 Million
Aug 16, 2013
- 15.€84 Million
Aug 16, 2019
- 16.$86 Million
Aug 17, 2010
- 17.€75 Million
Aug 16, 2019
- 18.€57 Million
Aug 14, 2009
- 19.€54 Million
Aug 15, 2008
- 20.€53 Million
Aug 16, 2011
- 21.$75 Million
Aug 14, 2018
- 22.$72 Million
Aug 16, 2003
- 23.$70 Million
Aug 15, 2015
- 23.$70 Million
Aug 14, 2019
- 23.$70 Million
Aug 15, 2008
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Aug 14, 1984
35 years old
Saturday, Aug 14, 1976
43 years old
Friday, Aug 14, 1970
49 years old
Wednesday, Aug 14, 1968
51 years old
Sunday, Aug 14, 1966
53 years old
Sunday, Aug 14, 1960
59 years old
Friday, Aug 14, 1959
60 years old
Wednesday, Aug 14, 1957
62 years old
Tuesday, Aug 14, 1945
74 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Thirty-five people die when a bridge connecting Genoa with Liguria in northern Italy collapses.
- A Colombian-registered bus hit another vehicle at high speed in Ecuador killing at least 24 people and injuring 19.
- The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba-United States relations were broken off
- UPS Airlines Flight 1354 crashes short of the runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing both crew members on board.
- Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.
- The Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 334 people.
- Sixty-one schoolgirls killed in Chencholai bombing by Sri Lankan Air Force air strike.
- Helios Airways Flight 522, en route from Larnaca, Cyprus to Prague, Czech Republic via Athens, crashes in the hills near Grammatiko, Greece, killing 121 passengers and crew.
- A widescale power blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada.
- Project Thread, an operation launched by CSIS and other Canadian law enforcement agencies, saw the arrest and incarceration of 24 innocent Muslim men, most of them young Pakistani students.
- Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
- Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as "Carlos the Jackal", is captured.
- Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.
- The Pakistan Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
- An Ilyushin Il-62 airliner crashes near Königs Wusterhausen, East Germany, due to an in-flight fire, killing 156.
- Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain.
- Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
- UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
- Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
- Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).
- The Viet Minh launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam.
- World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
- The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when six Japanese bombers are shot down by Chinese fighters while raiding Chinese air bases.
- Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last known public execution in the United States.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.
- Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn; it is not fully extinguished until September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres (970 km).
- Tannu Uriankhai, later Tuvan People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
- Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary.
- World War I: Start of the Battle of Lorraine, an unsuccessful French offensive designed to recover the lost province of Moselle from Germany.
- U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
- United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
- The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
- The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
- France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
- An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord", one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, England.
- Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
- Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
- Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
- American Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
- The United Kingdom formally annexes the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, administering the islands from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
- A cease fire agreement, called the Convention of Moss, ended the Swedish-Norwegian War.
- Slaves from plantations in Saint-Domingue hold a Vodou ceremony led by houngan Dutty Boukman at Bois Caïman, marking the start of the Haitian Revolution.
- The Spanish military Villasur expedition is wiped out by Pawnee and Otoe warriors near present-day Columbus, Nebraska.
- Nine Years' War: Battle of the Yellow Ford: Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeats an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.
- The first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis.
- Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam; they are later honored in the Church.
- Publication of the Mainz Psalter, the first book to feature a printed date of publication and printed colophon
- Portuguese Crisis of 1383-85: Battle of Aljubarrota: Portuguese forces commanded by King John I and his general Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King John I.
- Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, grants city privileges to Carlsbad which is subsequently named after him.
- War of the Breton Succession: Anglo-Bretons defeat the French in the Battle of Mauron.
- Count Adolf VIII of Berg grants town privileges to Düsseldorf, the village on the banks of the Düssel.
- Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth day of the seventh month of the second year of the Juei (寿永) era).
- King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
- 29 BC
- Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
Births On This Day
- Richard Freitag, German ski jumper
- Florian Abel, German footballer
- Ander Herrera, Spanish footballer
- Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tim Tebow, American football and baseball player, television personality and sportscaster
- Cameron Jerome, English footballer
- Sam Moa, Tongan-New Zealand rugby league player
- Braian Rodríguez, Uruguayan footballer
- Christian Gentner, German footballer
- Shea Weber, Canadian ice hockey player
- Eva Birnerová, Czech tennis player
- Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
- Giorgio Chiellini, Italian footballer
- Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
- Nick Grimshaw, English radio and television host
- Nicola Slater, Scottish tennis player
- Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player
- Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (d. 2014)
- Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress
- Juan Oviedo, Dominican baseball player
- Spencer Pratt, American television personality
- Sunidhi Chauhan, Indian playback singer
- Simon Andrews, English motorcycle racer (d. 2014)
- Earl Barron, American basketball player
- Matthew Etherington, English footballer
- Paul Gallen, Australian rugby league player
- Julius Jones, American football player
- Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian-American wrestler
- Aydın Toscalı, Turkish footballer
- Roy Williams, American football player
- Jérémie Bréchet, French footballer
- Paul Burgess, Australian pole vaulter
- Yōichirō Morikawa, Japanese actor, director, and screenwriter
- Randika Galhenage, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
- Greg Rawlinson, South African-New Zealand rugby player
- Kate Ritchie, Australian actress
- Ed Harcourt, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Juan Pierre, American baseball player
- Fabrizio Donato, Italian triple jumper
- Mike Vrabel, American football player and coach
- Chucky Atkins, American basketball player and coach
- Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
- Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer
- Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer and sportscaster
- Paddy McGuinness, English comedian and television presenter
- Thyra von Westernhagen, German noblewoman and landowner
- Tamer El Said, Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Laurent Lamothe, Haitian businessman and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Haiti
- Yoo Jae-suk, South Korean comedian, host, and television personality
- Raoul Bova, Italian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Mark Loretta, American baseball player and coach
- Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Kevin Cadogan, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Third Eye Blind)
- Tracy Caldwell Dyson, American chemist and astronaut
- Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer and manager
- Pravin Amre, Indian cricketer and coach
- Catherine Bell, English-American actress and producer
- Darren Clarke, Northern Irish golfer
- Jason Leonard, English rugby player
- Medy van der Laan, Dutch politician
- Erik Gandini, Italian-Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter
- Halle Berry, American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States 1986
- Karl Petter Løken, Swedish-Norwegian footballer and sportscaster
- Tuncay Özkan, Turkish journalist and politician
- Brannon Braga, American producer, director, and screenwriter
- Paul Broadhurst, English golfer
- Terry Richardson, American photographer and director
- Neal Anderson, American football player and coach
- Jason Dunstall, Australian footballer and sportscaster
- Emmanuelle Béart, French actress
- José Cóceres, Argentinian golfer
- Mark Gubicza, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Kevin Harris, Canadian skateboarder
- Andres Herkel, Estonian academic and politician
- Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
- Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler and manager (d. 1995)
- Sarah Brightman, English singer-songwriter and actress
- Fred Roberts, American basketball player and educator
- Frank Brickowski, American basketball player
- Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
- Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach
- Philip Dunne, English farmer and politician, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology
- Bobby Eaton, American wrestler and trainer
- Peter Costello, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Treasurer of Australia
- Sharon Bryant, American R&B singer
- Jackée Harry, American actress and television personality
- Andy King, English footballer and manager (d. 2015)
- Rusty Wallace, American race car driver and sportscaster
- Erica Flapan, American mathematician
- Mark Fidrych, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)
- Stanley A. McChrystal, American general
- James Horner, American composer and conductor (d. 2015)
- John McCutcheon, American folksinger
- Debbie Meyer, American swimmer
- Slim Dunlap, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Norbert Hofmann, German footballer and manager
- Gary Larson, American cartoonist
- Morten Olsen, Danish footballer and coach
- Terry Adams, American pianist and composer
- Bruce Thomas, English bass player and author
- Bruce Nash, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Maddy Prior, English folk singer
- Danielle Steel, American author
- Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese author and illustrator
- Joop van Daele, Dutch footballer and manager
- Larry Graham, American soul/funk bass player and singer-songwriter
- Susan Saint James, American actress
- Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and businessman (d. 2010)
- Steve Martin, American actor, comedian, musician, producer, and screenwriter
- Wim Wenders, German director, producer, and screenwriter
- John Dunt, English admiral
- Ronnie Campbell, English miner and politician
- Ben Sidran, American jazz and rock keyboardist, producer, label owner, and music writer
- Willie Dunn, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- Lionel Morton, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and television presenter
- David Crosby, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Connie Smith, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Darrell "Dash" Crofts, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Galen Hall, American football player and coach
- John Brodie, American football player and golfer
- Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
- Frederic Raphael, American journalist, author, and screenwriter
- Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
- Kinnaird R. McKee, American admiral (d. 2013)
- Gene Scott, American pastor and broadcaster (d. 2005)
- Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
- Lina Wertmüller, Italian director and screenwriter
- René Goscinny, French author and illustrator (d. 1977)
- Buddy Greco, American singer and pianist (d. 2017)
- Russell Baker, American critic and essayist (d. 2019)
- Sverre Fehn, Norwegian architect, designed the Hedmark Museum (d. 2009)
- Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor (d. 2013)
- Georges Prêtre, French conductor (d. 2017)
- Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Tibetan spiritual leader (d. 1981)
- Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem (d. 2000)
- Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)
- Leslie Marr, English race car driver
- Patsy Smart, English actress (d. 1996)
- Frank and John Craighead, American naturalists (twins, Frank d. 2001, John d. 2016)
- Fumio Fujimura, Japanese baseball player and manager (d. 1992)
- Wellington Mara, American businessman (d. 2005)
- B. A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and publisher (d. 1998)
- Herman Branson, African-American physicist, chemist, and academic (d. 1995)
- Hector Crawford, Australian director and producer (d. 1991)
- Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
- Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (d. 1985)
- Jan Koetsier, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 2006)
- Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian spiritual leader, philosopher, and author (d. 2006)
- Willy Ronis, French photographer (d. 2009)
- Pierre Schaeffer, French composer and producer (d. 1995)
- Stuff Smith, American violinist (d. 1967)
- Skinnay Ennis, American bandleader and singer (d. 1963)
- Lodewijk Bruckman, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
- Alice Rivaz, Swiss pianist and author (d. 1998)
- Margret Boveri, German journalist, recipient of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1975)
- Albert Ball, English fighter pilot (d. 1917)
- Theodor Luts, Estonian director and cinematographer (d. 1980)
- Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
- Amaza Lee Meredith, American architect (d. 1984)
- Frank Burge, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1958)
- Francis Dvornik, Czech priest and academic (d. 1975)
- Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English pianist, composer, and critic (d. 1988)
- Bruno Tesch, German chemist and businessman (d. 1946)
- Otto Tief, Estonian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1976)
- Marija Leiko, Latvian actress (d. 1937)
- Arthur Jeffrey Dempster, Canadian-American physicist and academic (d. 1950)
- Ernest Everett Just, African-American biologist and academic (d. 1941)
- Francis Ford, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)
- Fred Alexander, American tennis player (d. 1969)
- Alexander I of Serbia (d. 1903)
- Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
- Guangxu Emperor of China (d. 1908)
- Nelson McDowell, American actor (d. 1947)
- Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)
- John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1933)
- Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician and academic (d. 1962)
- Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1952)
- Ernest Thayer, American poet and author (d. 1940)
- Max Wagenknecht, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1922)
- Yannoulis Chalepas, Greek sculptor (d. 1938)
- Doc Holliday, American dentist and gambler (d. 1887)
- Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer and author (d. 1915)
- Robert Comtesse, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1922)
- Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German-Austrian psychologist and author (d. 1902)
- Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1874)
- Charlotte Fowler Wells, American phrenologist and publisher (d. 1901)
- Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)
- Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer (d. 1835)
- Pope Pius VII (d. 1823)
- Leopold Hofmann, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1793)
- Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789)
- Frederick William I of Prussia (d. 1740)
- Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (d. 1688)
- Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, Mexican secular priest, scientist, and savant (d. 1700)
- Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
- François de Harlay de Champvallon, French archbishop (d. 1695)
- Méric Casaubon, Swiss-English scholar and author (d. 1671)
- William Hutchinson, founder of Rhode Island (d. 1642)
- Robert Hayman, English-Canadian poet and politician (d. 1629)
- Christopher Heydon, English politician (d. 1623)
- Paolo Sarpi, Italian writer (d. 1623)
- Giambattista Benedetti, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1590)
- Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter (d. 1550)
- John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford, English politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1526)
- Catherine of York (d. 1527)
- Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (d. 1541)
- Emperor Hanazono of Japan (d. 1348)
- Qian Hongzuo, king of Wuyue (d. 947)
Deaths On This Day
- Jill Janus, American singer (b. 1975)
- Philip "Fyuvsh" Finkel, American actor (b. 1922)
- Agustín Cejas, Argentinian footballer (b. 1945)
- Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (b. 1927)
- Bob Johnston, American songwriter and producer (b. 1932)
- Leonard Fein, American journalist and academic, co-founded Moment Magazine (b. 1934)
- George V. Hansen, American soldier and politician (b. 1930)
- Jack Garfinkel, American basketball player and coach (b. 1918)
- Jack Germond, American journalist and author (b. 1928)
- Paddy Power, Irish educator and politician, 22nd Irish Minister for Defence (b. 1928)
- Maja Bošković-Stulli, Croatian historian and academic (b. 1922)
- Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 14th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1945)
- Svetozar Gligorić, Serbian chess player and theoretician (b. 1923)
- Sergey Kapitsa, English-Russian physicist and demographer (b. 1928)
- Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (b. 1919)
- Fritz Korbach, German footballer and manager (b. 1945)
- Rallis Kopsidis, Greek painter and author (b. 1929)
- Herman Leonard, American soldier and photographer (b. 1923)
- Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli politician (b. 1939)
- Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1913)
- Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (b. 1940)
- Adriaan de Groot, Dutch psychologist and chess player (b. 1914)
- Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
- Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born American novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician (b. 1918)
- Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
- Larry Rivers, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
- Alain Fournier, French-Canadian computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)
- Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1918)
- Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor and composer (b. 1912)
- Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-Swiss novelist, playwright, memoirist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- Alice Childress, American actress, playwright, and author (b. 1912)
- John Sirica, American lawyer and judge (b. 1904)
- Alberto Crespo, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1920)
- Ricky Berry, American basketball player (b. 1964)
- Roy Buchanan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
- Robert Calvert, South African-English singer-songwriter and playwright (b. 1945)
- Enzo Ferrari, Italian race car driver and businessman, founded Ferrari (b. 1898)
- Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
- Spud Davis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1904)
- J. B. Priestley, English novelist and playwright (b. 1894)
- Mahasi Sayadaw, Burmese monk and philosopher (b. 1904)
- Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (b. 1894)
- Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b. 1910)
- Dorothy Stratten, Canadian-American model and actress (b. 1960)
- Nicolas Bentley, English author and illustrator (b. 1907)
- Fred Gipson, American journalist and author (b. 1908)
- Oscar Levant, American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1906)
- Jules Romains, French author and poet (b. 1885)
- Bob Anderson, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (b. 1931)
- Tip Snooke, South African cricketer (b. 1881)
- Vello Kaaristo, Estonian skier (b. 1911)
- Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (b. 1934)
- Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
- Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
- Konstantin von Neurath, German lawyer and politician, Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1873)
- Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)
- Herbert Putnam, American lawyer and publisher, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)
- Hugo Eckener, German pilot and designer (b. 1868)
- Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek activist (b. 1901)
- William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (b. 1863)
- Lore Berger, Swiss author and translator (b. 1921)
- Joe Kelley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1871)
- Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr and saint (b. 1894)
- Paul Sabatier, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)
- Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer and accountant (b. 1876)
- Klabund, German author and poet (b. 1890)
- John H. Moffitt, American sergeant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1843)
- William Stanley, American engineer and philanthropist (b. 1829)
- Simeon Solomon, English soldier and painter (b. 1840)
- Michael J. McGivney, American priest, founded the Knights of Columbus (b. 1852)
- Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American minister and politician (b. 1821)
- David Farragut, American admiral (b. 1801)
- André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1774)
- Constant Prévost, French geologist and academic (b. 1787)
- Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-born English painter and academic (b. 1718)
- Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician and scholar (b. 1716)
- William Croft, English organist and composer (b. 1678)
- Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, Irish soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1630)
- Giovanni Paolo Lascaris, 57th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1560)
- Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese daimyō (b. 1548)
- Pope Pius II (b. 1405)
- John I of Portugal (b. 1357)
- John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
- James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas
- Waldemar, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal (b. c. 1280)
- Frederick III, Burgrave of Nuremberg (b. c. 1220)
- Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shōgun (b. 1182)
- Rainald of Dassel, Italian archbishop (b. 1120)
- Duncan I of Scotland (b. 1001)
- Badr al-Mu'tadidi, commander-in-chief of the Abbasid Caliphate under al-Mu'tadid
- Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine emperor (b. 535)