On This Day in History: August 18
August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 135 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- "Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland charged with robbing jackpot winners of millions. The self-titled "Lottery Lawyer" attorney who advised dozens of significant jackpot winners across the country is now being charged by New York federal prosecutors for stealing millions of dollars from his clients.
- Kentucky Lottery releases first lottery game based on real-time horse racing. If you're a fan of the Kentucky Derby, or just horse racing in general, you might want to try out the Kentucky Lottery's latest game. Yesterday, the Kentucky Lottery announced that the first-ever lottery game based on real-time horse racing results has officially launched statewide.
- Students head back to campus thanks to help from the Kentucky Lottery. As college students across Kentucky head back to school, a large number of them have proceeds from Kentucky Lottery sales to help pave the way.
- $535 MILLION: Huge Powerball sales sparks early jackpot increase. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $535 million.
- NJ Lottery scrapped instant scratch-off game after only 3 days. The New Jersey Lottery pulled its latest instant scratch-off game from retailers' shelves after players became confused by the game's rules.
- Alabama Senate kills one lottery bill; the other to be debated Friday. The Alabama Senate Thursday voted against a procedure that would have allowed a vote on a proposed lottery bill sponsored by State Sen. Jim McClendon.
- Alabama lottery vote on shaky ground in Senate. The Alabama Senate started debate Wednesday on whether to allow residents to vote on a constitutional amendment to establish a lottery, but adjourned for the day without a vote on the proposal.
- Florida man says lottery refuses to pay winning ticket. A Brevard County, Florida, man said he had a winning lottery ticket only to have the state deny him his winnings.
- $160 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 5 months. The Mega Millions grand prize has increased to $160 million for the Tuesday evening drawing after nobody matched all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball Friday night.
- The Lottery Office is closed until Monday but speculation in Lapeer rages on. Michigan is suddenly a richer place this weekend, first with all that Olympic gold coming in from London, and now with the wining ticket to the Powerball Lottery purchased by someone at a Michigan gas station. Local residents may be hoping it wasn't someone passing through to Toledo or Indianpolis.
- Massive sales push Powerball lottery jackpot to $250M. The rush to buy tickets for a chance at Wednesday's $245 million Powerball jackpot has pushed the prize to $250 million.
- Michigan church wins $70,000 in lottery. A Michigan church is $70,000 richer courtesy of the Michigan Lottery.
- N.C. Lottery to roll out 3 new games in October. In October, the North Carolina Lottery will be starting three new games, including Pick 3, Pick 5, and a controversial scratch-off game featuring the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes.
- Texas Lottery makes contingency plans for takeover. The Texas Lottery Commission began laying the groundwork Wednesday to take over the $95 million-a-year operation historically carried out by a private corporation in the event that the state is no longer satisfied with its work.
- Texas Lottery chairman OK with GTECH sale. The Texas Lottery Commission questioned the chief executive of lottery operator GTECH Corp. for more than three hours on Wednesday about accusations it used unsavory tactics to win or keep business in several countries, but the panel's chairman said he saw nothing unsuitable in the company's sale to an Italian firm.
- New Ohio Lottery chief appointed. An executive with the Ohio Lottery was appointed on Thursday to replace Tom Hayes as director.
- Vacationing Vermont couple comes home to $200,000 lottery prize. The winners of a $200,000 Powerball prize from the August 2nd drawing redeemed their winning ticket at Vermont Lottery Headquarters Monday.
- Did the Oklahoma Lottery break its promise?. Despite stating on its Web site that winners cannot be anonymous, the Oklahoma Lottery commission allowed the June 17, $101.8 million Powerball winners to claim their prize anonymously through a trust.
- $93 million Powerball lottery jackpot brings out wannabe winners. The $93 million Powerball jackpot won with a ticket sold somewhere in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metro area has yet to be officially claimed, but lottery officials say dozens of people have called the office, claiming to have won.
- Ohio Lottery planning end for Super Lotto game. The Ohio lottery is planning to replace Super Lotto Plus, which has existed in various Super Lotto forms since 1987, with another game designed to be different than the 12-state Mega Millions game played in Ohio.
- Store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket. A Circle K clerk in Nogales, Arizona is accused of stealing a lottery ticket and then collecting the $1 million winnings.
- Drug dealer must forfeit lottery jackpot. A Mexican citizen must forfeit about $2.75 million in Texas lottery winnings because of his drug-trafficking conviction, a federal appeals court said on Wednesday.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $52 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $52 million Wednesday.
- Lottery Scammer Sentenced. A 19-year-old high school student pleads guilty to trying to con the Maryland Lottery out of $175,000.
- Fortune Cookies Net Winning Mega Numbers. Three Virginians who had fortune cookies for dessert at Chinese restaurants they visited used the numbers they received to win $175,000 each in the July 27 Mega Millions drawing.
- Camelot battling 'lottery fatigue'. The number of Britons playing the National Lottery has fallen faster in recent years than in any other form of gambling, a survey reveals.
- Woman must split lottery windfall with ex-fiancé. A provincial Supreme Court judge has ruled that a Newfoundland woman must share her lottery winnings with her former fiancé.
- Calif. Lottery Commission to Hold Meeting in Sacramento. The California State Lottery Commission will hold a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2003, at the California Lottery Headquarters Building located at 600 North 10th Street in Sacramento, California.
- Alaska Eyeing Powerball, Expanded Gambling. Alaska lawmakers and state officials are working over the summer on proposals for a lottery and video gambling machines, both to help ease the state's budget problems.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows to $85 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 543,766 players across the nation won a total of more than $5.5 million in prizes. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $85 million, with a cash option of $43.5 million.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $15 Million. No ticket matched all six numbers in the Friday Mega Millions drawing, increasing the jackpot to $15 million for the Tuesday, August 19, 2003 drawing.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $21 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the current jackpot to roll over to $21 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Lotto: the business of making dreams come true. Georges Gharib, manager of La Libanaise des Jeux, the company that manages Lebanon's National Lotto, explains that "I contribute to bringing joy".
- Lottery Corporation Names Consortium Of Law Firms. The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Friday named a consortium of law firms including Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis PLLC, Burch Porter & Johnson PLLC, Metz Hauser & Husband PA and Spence & Wade PLLC to provide outside legal services to the Tennessee Lottery.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$541.9 Million
Aug 19, 2017
- 2.$259.9 Million
Aug 19, 2009
- 3.€147.81 Million
Aug 22, 2009
- 4.$210 Million
Aug 18, 2007
- 5.$171 Million
Aug 21, 2007
- 6.$170 Million
Aug 18, 2009
- 7.$160 Million
Aug 19, 2014
- 8.€124.93 Million
Aug 18, 2016
- 9.$128 Million
Aug 18, 2001
- 10.€107 Million
Aug 21, 2018
- 11.$110 Million
Aug 20, 2016
- 12.€79 Million
Aug 20, 2013
- 13.€74 Million
Aug 21, 2009
- 14.€95 Million
Aug 18, 2020
- 15.€69 Million
Aug 22, 2008
- 16.$102 Million
Aug 21, 2018
- 17.€91 Million
Aug 20, 2019
- 18.€90 Million
Aug 23, 2019
- 19.$100 Million
Aug 20, 2010
- 20.€65 Million
Aug 19, 2011
- 21.$90 Million
Aug 21, 2002
- 22.$85 Million
Aug 20, 2003
- 23.$81 Million
Aug 19, 2008
- 24.$80 Million
Aug 19, 2015
- 25.$79 Million
Aug 20, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Aug 18, 1990
30 years old
Tuesday, Aug 18, 1981
39 years old
Saturday, Aug 18, 1979
41 years old
Wednesday, Aug 18, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Aug 18, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Aug 18, 1975
45 years old
Sunday, Aug 18, 1974
46 years old
Wednesday, Aug 18, 1971
49 years old
Monday, Aug 18, 1969
51 years old
Friday, Aug 18, 1967
53 years old
Thursday, Aug 18, 1966
54 years old
Tuesday, Aug 18, 1964
56 years old
Monday, Aug 18, 1958
62 years old
Sunday, Aug 18, 1957
63 years old
Saturday, Aug 18, 1956
64 years old
Saturday, Aug 18, 1956
64 years old
Saturday, Aug 18, 1956
64 years old
Monday, Aug 18, 1952
68 years old
Saturday, Aug 18, 1951
69 years old
Monday, Aug 18, 1941
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- One hundred activists, officials, and other concerned citizens in Iceland hold a funeral for Okjökull glacier, which has completely melted after once covering six square miles (15.5 km).
- The first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland kills two and injures eight.
- President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf resigns under threat of impeachment.
- War of Afghanistan: Uzbin Valley ambush occurs.
- A massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
- One-year-old Zachary Turner is murdered in Newfoundland by his mother, who was awarded custody despite facing trial for the murder of Zachary's father. The case was documented in the film Dear Zachary and led to reform of Canada's bail laws.
- Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
- Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 21 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
- Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No. 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He later dies from injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies.
- The Korean axe murder incident in Panmunjom results in the deaths of two US Army officers.
- Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
- Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phước Tuy Province.
- Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins: United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
- Civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
- Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
- Brojen Das from Bangladesh swims across the English Channel in a competition, as the first Bengali and the first Asian to do so. He came first among 39 competitors.
- Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium, is assassinated. The Party newspaper blames royalists and Rexists.
- Sukarno takes office as the first president of Indonesia, following the country's declaration of independence the previous day.
- World War II: The Hardest Day air battle, part of the Battle of Britain. At that point, the largest aerial engagement in history with heavy losses sustained on both sides.
- The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York, United States with Ontario, Canada over the Saint Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- First British Track and Field championships for women, London.
- The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage.
- A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
- German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers.
- A major hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
- Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
- French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium.
- American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern: Union forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
- Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
- The Wilkes Expedition, which would explore the Puget Sound and Antarctica, weighs anchor at Hampton Roads.
- Major Gordon Laing becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu.
- A huge fireball meteor is seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast.
- The city of Shamakhi in Safavid Shirvan is sacked.
- Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
- The trial of the Pendle witches, one of England's most famous witch trials, begins at Lancaster Assizes.
- John White, the governor of the Roanoke Colony, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
- Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.
- The first grammar of the Spanish language (Gramática de la lengua castellana) is presented to Queen Isabella I.
- The Siege of Málaga ends with the taking of the city by Castilian and Aragonese forces.
- The Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle is fought to a draw between the French army and the Flemish militias.
- Battle of Marj Rahit: Umayyad partisans defeat the supporters of Ibn al-Zubayr and cement Umayyad control of Syria.
Births On This Day
- Renato Sanches, Portuguese footballer
- Alīna Fjodorova, Latvian figure skater
- Morgan Sanson, French footballer
- Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer-songwriter
- Maia Mitchell, Australian actress and singer
- Elizabeth Beisel, American swimmer
- Bogdan Bogdanović, Serbian basketball player
- Jack Hobbs, English footballer
- Eggert Jónsson, Icelandic footballer
- G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer
- Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Polish mixed martial artist
- Evan Gattis, American baseball player
- Ross McCormack, Scottish footballer
- Inge Dekker, Dutch swimmer
- Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican footballer
- Sigourney Bandjar, Dutch footballer
- Robert Huth, German footballer
- Mika, Lebanese-born English recording artist and singer-songwriter
- Cameron White, Australian cricketer
- César Delgado, Argentinian footballer
- Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer
- Esteban Cambiasso, Argentinian footballer
- Rob Nguyen, Australian race car driver
- Ryan O'Hara, Australian rugby league player
- Bart Scott, American football player
- Jeremy Shockey, American football player
- Stuart Dew, Australian footballer
- Andy Samberg, American actor and comedian
- Paraskevas Antzas, Greek footballer
- Even Kruse Skatrud, Norwegian musician and educator
- Nicole Krauss, American novelist and critic
- Patrik Andersson, Swedish footballer
- Richard David James, English musician composer
- Jason Furman, American economist and politician
- Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor and producer
- Mark Kuhlmann, German rugby player and coach
- Edward Norton, American actor
- Daler Mehndi, Indian Punjabi singer, songwriter and record producer
- Brian Michael Bendis, American author and illustrator
- Gustavo Charif, Argentinian director and producer
- Ikue Ōtani, Japanese voice actress
- Andi Deris, German singer and songwriter
- Mark Sargent, Australian rugby league player
- Kenny Walker, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Felipe Calderón, Mexican lawyer and politician, 56th President of Mexico
- Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Huw Edwards, Welsh-English journalist and author
- Timothy Geithner, American banker and politician, 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury
- Bob Woodruff, American journalist and author
- Mike LaValliere, American baseball player
- Fat Lever, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Tom Prichard, American wrestler and trainer
- Didier Auriol, French race car driver
- Madeleine Stowe, American actress
- Denis Leary, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Ron Strykert, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- John Debney, American composer and conductor
- Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer and coach
- Jon Schwartz, American drummer and producer
- Kelly Willard, American singer-songwriter
- Rainer Woelki, German cardinal
- Bruce Benedict, American baseball player and coach
- Taher Elgamal, Egyptian-American cryptographer
- Tan Dun, Chinese composer
- Umberto Guidoni, Italian astrophysicist, astronaut, and politician
- Louie Gohmert, American captain, lawyer, and politician
- Marvin Isley, American R&B bass player and songwriter (d. 2010)
- Elayne Boosler, American actress, director, and screenwriter
- Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (d. 2009)
- Ricardo Villa, Argentinian footballer and coach
- Dennis Elliott, English drummer and sculptor
- Nigel Griggs, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
- James Jones, English bishop
- John Scarlett, English intelligence officer
- Sarah Dash, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Värner Lootsmann, Estonian lawyer and politician
- Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and author (d. 1994)
- Paula Danziger, American author (d. 2004)
- Robert Hitchcock, Australian sculptor and illustrator
- Martin Mull, American actor and comedian
- Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
- Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (d. 2004)
- Adam Makowicz, Polish-Canadian pianist and composer
- Gil Whitney, American journalist (d. 1982)
- Maxine Brown, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
- Robert Horton, English businessman (d. 2011)
- Johnny Preston, American pop singer (d. 2011)
- Sheila Cassidy, English physician and author
- Robert Redford, American actor, director, and producer
- Gail Fisher, American actress (d. 2000)
- Hifikepunye Pohamba, Namibian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Namibia
- Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author (d. 2015)
- Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and soldier (d. 1972)
- Gulzar, Indian poet, lyricist and film director
- Michael May, German-Swiss race car driver and engineer
- Just Fontaine, Moroccan-French footballer and manager
- Roman Polanski, French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
- Luc Montagnier, French virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian 14th General of The Salvation Army (d. 2019)
- Hans van Mierlo, Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2010)
- Grant Williams, American film, theater and television actor (d. 1985)
- Liviu Librescu, Romanian-American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
- Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (d. 2014)
- Hugues Aufray, French singer-songwriter
- Marge Schott, American businesswoman (d. 2004)
- Sonny Til, American R&B singer (d. 1981)
- Rosalynn Carter, 41st First Lady of the United States
- Brian Aldiss, English author and critic (d. 2017)
- Pierre Grondin, Canadian surgeon and academic (d. 2006)
- Anis Mansour, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2011)
- Katherine Victor, American actress (d. 2004)
- Alain Robbe-Grillet, French director, screenwriter, and novelist (d. 2008)
- Lydia Litvyak, Russian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)
- Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian and academic (d. 2015)
- Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (d. 1999)
- Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
- Shelley Winters, American actress (d. 2006)
- Wally Hickel, American businessman and politician, 2nd Governor of Alaska (d. 2010)
- Cisco Houston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1961)
- Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2006)
- Neagu Djuvara, Romanian historian, journalist, and diplomat (d. 2018)
- Moura Lympany, English pianist (d. 2005)
- Max Lanier, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
- Lucy Ozarin, United States Navy lieutenant commander and psychiatrist (d. 2017)
- Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1983)
- Otto Ernst Remer, German general (d. 1997)
- Amelia Boynton Robinson, American activist (d. 2015)
- Klara Dan von Neumann, Hungarian computer scientist and programmer (d. 1963)
- Herman Berlinski, Polish-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2001)
- Robert Winters, Canadian colonel, engineer, and politician, 26th Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 1969)
- Gérard Filion, Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)
- Edgar Faure, French historian and politician, 139th Prime Minister of France (d. 1988)
- Olav H. Hauge, Norwegian poet and gardener (d. 1994)
- Bill Merritt, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1977)
- Marcel Carné, French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Curtis Jones, American blues pianist and singer (d. 1971)
- Enoch Light, American bandleader, violinist, and recording engineer (d. 1978)
- Max Factor, Jr., American businessman (d. 1996)
- Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983)
- Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
- Margaret Murie, American environmentalist and author (d. 2003)
- Ruth Bonner, Soviet Communist activist, sentenced to a labor camp during Joseph Stalin's Great Purge (d. 1987)
- Ruth Norman, American religious leader (d. 1993)
- Clemente Biondetti, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
- Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1933)
- Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
- Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1973)
- Walther Funk, German economist and politician, Reich Minister of Economics (d. 1960)
- John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and professor of mining (d. 1957)
- Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and critic (d. 1964)
- Alexander Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
- Lavr Kornilov, Russian general and explorer (d. 1918)
- Carl Rungius, German-American painter and educator (d. 1959)
- Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian-American bishop and missionary (d. 1926)
- Alfred Wallis, English painter and illustrator (d. 1942)
- William Halford, English-American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
- Marshall Field, American businessman, founded Marshall Field's (d. 1906)
- Ernest Noel, Scottish businessman and politician (d. 1931)
- Franz Joseph I of Austria (d. 1916)
- Isaac P. Rodman, American general and politician (d. 1862)
- Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1876)
- B. T. Finniss, Australian politician, 1st Premier of South Australia (d. 1893)
- Nathan Clifford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 19th United States Attorney General (d. 1881)
- John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1878)
- Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician (d. 1809)
- François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (d. 1833)
- Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1825)
- Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English politician (d. 1760)
- Baji Rao I, first Peshwa of Maratha Empire (d. 1740)
- Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (d. 1740)
- Brook Taylor, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1731)
- Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and painter (d. 1743)
- Agneta Horn, Swedish writer (d. 1672)
- Maria Anna of Spain (d. 1646)
- Henry Hammond, English churchman and theologian (d. 1660)
- Jean Bolland, Flemish priest and hagiographer (d. 1665)
- Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, first child born to English parents in the Americas (date of death unknown)
- Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau (d. 1640)
- Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland (d. 1601)
- Francesco Canova da Milano, Italian composer (d. 1543)
- Lorenzo Pucci, Catholic cardinal (d. 1531)
- Marko Marulić, Croatian poet and author (d. 1524)
- Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese Shōgun (d. 1358)
Deaths On This Day
- Ben Cross, English stage and film actor (b.1947)
- Denis Edozie, Nigerian Supreme Court judge (b. 1935)
- Bruce Forsyth, English television presenter and entertainer (b. 1928)
- Zoe Laskari, Greek actress and beauty pageant winner (b. 1944)
- Ernst Nolte, German historian (b. 1923)
- Khaled al-Asaad, Syrian archaeologist and author (b. 1932)
- Roger Smalley, English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1943)
- Suvra Mukherjee, Wife of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee. (b. 1940)
- Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
- Bud Yorkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Gordon Faber, American soldier and politician, 39th Mayor of Hillsboro, Oregon (b. 1930)
- Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)
- Levente Lengyel, Hungarian chess player (b. 1933)
- Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (b. 1918)
- Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player (b. 1924)
- Jean Kahn, French lawyer and activist (b. 1929)
- Albert Murray, American author and critic (b. 1916)
- Harrison Begay, American painter (b. 1917)
- John Kovatch, American football player (b. 1920)
- Scott McKenzie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
- Ra. Ki. Rangarajan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1927)
- Jesse Robredo, Filipino public servant and politician, 23rd Filipino Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (b. 1958)
- Hal Connolly, American hammer thrower and coach (b. 1931)
- Benjamin Kaplan, American scholar and jurist (b. 1911)
- Kim Dae-jung, South Korean lieutenant and politician, 15th President of South Korea, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
- Rose Friedman, Ukrainian-American economist and author (b. 1910)
- Robert Novak, American journalist and author (b. 1931)
- Michael Deaver, American soldier and politician, White House Deputy Chief of Staff (b. 1938)
- Magdalen Nabb, English author (b. 1947)
- Ken Kearney, Australian rugby player (b. 1924)
- Chri$ Ca$h, American wrestler (b. 1982)
- Elmer Bernstein, American composer and conductor (b. 1922)
- Hiram Fong, American soldier and politician (b. 1906)
- Tony Jackson, English singer and bassist (b. 1938)
- Dean Riesner, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1918)
- David Peakall, English chemist and toxicologist (b. 1931)
- Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (b. 1948)
- Francis Raymond Shea, American bishop (b. 1913)
- B. F. Skinner, American psychologist and philosopher, invented the Skinner box (b. 1904)
- Nikolaus Pevsner, German-English historian and scholar (b. 1902)
- Anita Loos, American author and screenwriter (b. 1889)
- Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician (b. 1913)
- Arthur Marshall, American pianist and composer (b. 1881)
- Hildegard Trabant, Berlin Wall victim (b. 1927)
- Alberto Hurtado, Chilean priest, lawyer, and saint (b. 1901)
- Julien Lahaut, Belgian soldier and politician (b. 1884)
- Paul Mares, American trumpet player and bandleader (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (b. 1900)
- Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (b. 1897)
- Ernst Thälmann, German soldier and politician (b. 1886)
- Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)
- Walter Chrysler, American businessman, founded Chrysler (b. 1875)
- Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian businessman and politician, founded the Seagram Company (b. 1841)
- Eli Whitney Blake, American inventor, invented the Mortise lock (b. 1795)
- Honoré de Balzac, French novelist and playwright (b. 1799)
- Louis de Freycinet, French explorer and navigator (b. 1779)
- André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute (b. 1769)
- Chauncey Goodrich, American lawyer and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (b. 1759)
- Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1708)
- Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (b. 1660)
- William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire (b. 1640)
- Charles Hart, English actor (b. 1625)
- Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1615)
- Guido Reni, Italian painter and educator (b. 1575)
- Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)
- Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche, English diplomat (b. 1556)
- Wanli Emperor of China (b. 1563)
- Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1540)
- Sebastiano Montelupi, Italian businessman (b. 1516)
- Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and philosopher (b. 1530)
- Pope Paul IV (b. 1476)
- Antonio Ferramolino, Italian architect and military engineer
- Pope Alexander VI (b. 1431)
- Knut Alvsson, Norwegian nobleman and politician (b. 1455)
- Alfonso of Aragon, Spanish prince (b. 1481)
- Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (b. 1406)
- Clare of Montefalco, Italian nun and saint (b. 1268)
- Pope Adrian V (b. 1220)
- Theodore II Laskaris, emperor of Nicea (Byzantine emperor in exile)
- Genghis Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1162)
- Narapatisithu, king of Burma (b. 1150)
- King Olaf I of Denmark
- Al-Hadi ila'l-Haqq Yahya, first Zaydi Imam of Yemen (b. 859)
- Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian (b. 808)
- Kim Yu-shin, general of Silla (b. 595)
- Fiacre, Irish hermit
- Ricimer, Roman general and politician (b. 405)
- Pope Sixtus III
- Decentius, Roman usurper