On This Day in History: August 2
August 2 is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 151 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Tennessee Powerball winner claims $198 million prize sold at Hendersonville market. A winner has come forward to claim the $198 million Powerball jackpot drawn on July 13, receiving the prize anonymously through a trust.
- EuroMillions ticket mistakenly ripped in half wins Scottish couple $67 million. The winners of a £57.9 million (US$67.3 million) EuroMillions jackpot were initially told they did not have a winning ticket and it was ripped in half and put in the garbage.
- What it's like to tell people they won the lottery for a living. An interview with an employee of Australia's largest lottery operator, The Lott, who makes calls every day to information lottery players that they won.
- Online lottery sales not approved by Massachusetts lawmakers. Massachusetts lottery players are going to have to wait a little bit longer if they want to buy lottery tickets online.
- Alabama Gov. compares lottery to leisure suits. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley took his campaign for tax increases and budget reform to the Bessemer Chamber of Commerce today, where he was asked about whether he's concerned that Alabamians buy lottery tickets in other states.
- Is it game over for the Texas Lottery?. More than two decades after Texas voters legalized the game of chance in the state, a group of lawmakers will soon start reviewing whether to end at multibillion-dollar industry that pumps more than $1 billion a year into schools.
- $300 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised on huge sales. 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 $300 million.
- $181 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $181 million for Saturday's drawing.
- Report: Ill. lottery manager short $100M on profit. The Illinois Lottery's private manager fell nearly $100 million short of the profits it promised to deliver for the state.
- Against the odds, KY Lottery returns record amount to state. The Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) today announced a record-breaking $214.3 million was returned to the Commonwealth in Fiscal Year 2010, despite lottery sales dropping $38 million or 4.7% during the same period.
- $85.7M Powerball lottery jackpot is Lousiana's 14th. One ticket purchased in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the $85.7 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, the second-largest single amount won in Louisiana Lottery history.
- N.Y. Lottery computer switch a glitch for some retailers. New York Lottery players who frequent a popular Albany-area convenience store chain may be out of luck for a little while.
- Texas Lottery drawings inspire confidence. As some states are tempted to listen to computer vendors pushing computerized drawings as cheaper and easier, the Texas Lottery is demonstrating every night the way to conduct lottery drawings in a way that inspires lottery players' trust and confidence.
- Oklahoma Powerball lottery winner claims prize. The winner of the June 17th $101.8 million Powerball jackpot claimed their prize from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission Wednesday.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot won ... again. Not that $31 million is a small sum of money, but it's not what the inventors of Mega Millions envisioned when they constructed the game with 176 million-to-1 odds of winning.
- A million bad reasons to vote. The propsed Arizona Voter Reward Act, which would pay $1 million after each general election to a single voter selected at random, is a boneheaded idea.
- $45M N.Y. Lotto winner bought ticket on impulse. After she was hit with a hot flash during a late June trip to Brooklyn, 49-year-old Mary Ann Hrywnak ducked into David's Check Cashing to beat the heat and buy a Quick Pick Lotto ticket.
- Michigan lottery backs GTECH, Lottomatica deal. The Michigan lottery has confirmed that the planned takeover of U.S. lottery operator GTECH by Lottomatica will not hurt its lottery concession in the state, the Italian company said in a statement on Thursday.
- Euro Millions lottery winner 'in Dublin to collect prize'. The Irish woman who won the biggest jackpot in European lottery history is believed to have flown to Dublin to collect her winnings, it emerged Monday.
- Still no consensus in N.C. lottery talks. North Carolina is the only East Coast state without a numbers game, but House and Senate leaders and Gov. Mike Easley are trying to create one before the Legislature adjourns for the year.
- N.D. lottery revenues exceed expectations. North Dakota's three lottery games have raised $7.2 million for the state treasury since Powerball sold its first ticket in March 2004, the state's lottery director said.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $63 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $63 million, with a cash option of $33 million.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $40 million. The jackpot for the Florida Lotto has rolled over to an estimated $40 million after Saturday night's drawing produced no winning tickets with all six numbers, the Florida Lottery said on Sunday.
- Powerball lottery tickets go on sale in Maine. At noon on Friday, Maine became the 27th state, along with the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to sell Powerball tickets. The first ticket in Maine was sold at a Hannaford supermarket in Bangor, according to lottery officials.
- Tenn. lottery fans make fewer runs for the Kentucky border. Between the Tennessee games' Jan. 20 debut and the June 30 end of the 2004 fiscal year, the 16 Kentucky counties that border Tennessee saw their lottery sales drop $12 million, or 22%, from the same time a year earlier, according to the Kentucky Lottery Corp.
- Connecticut recalls 300 scratch tickets. A printing glitch on tickets for a scratch-off lottery game has prompted a recall of 300 tickets, Connecticut lottery officials said Friday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$323 Million
Aug 4, 2017
- 2.$307.2 Million
Aug 3, 2013
- 3.$261 Million
Aug 2, 2017
- 4.€201.4 Million
Aug 3, 2019
- 5.€176 Million
Aug 3, 2012
- 6.$203 Million
Aug 4, 2018
- 7.$181 Million
Aug 4, 2012
- 8.$178 Million
Aug 2, 2006
- 9.$160 Million
Aug 3, 2011
- 10.$147 Million
Aug 5, 2020
- 11.$138 Million
Aug 5, 2009
- 12.€116.77 Million
Aug 2, 2016
- 13.$123 Million
Aug 4, 2007
- 14.$105 Million
Aug 3, 1999
- 15.$102 Million
Aug 3, 2019
- 16.$100 Million
Aug 5, 2014
- 17.$87 Million
Aug 2, 2008
- 18.$85 Million
Aug 2, 2011
- 19.$84 Million
Aug 4, 2009
- 20.€75 Million
Aug 7, 2020
- 21.€68 Million
Aug 3, 2018
- 22.$77 Million
Aug 3, 2007
- 23.$70 Million
Aug 3, 2005
- 23.$70 Million
Aug 2, 2014
- 25.$67 Million
Aug 4, 2001
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Aug 2, 1989
31 years old
Sunday, Aug 2, 1987
33 years old
Thursday, Aug 2, 1984
36 years old
Thursday, Aug 2, 1984
36 years old
Saturday, Aug 2, 1980
40 years old
Monday, Aug 2, 1976
44 years old
Saturday, Aug 2, 1975
45 years old
Friday, Aug 2, 1974
46 years old
Saturday, Aug 2, 1969
51 years old
Monday, Aug 2, 1965
55 years old
Thursday, Aug 2, 1962
58 years old
Sunday, Aug 2, 1959
61 years old
Saturday, Aug 2, 1958
62 years old
Thursday, Aug 2, 1956
64 years old
Saturday, Aug 2, 1952
68 years old
Wednesday, Aug 2, 1950
70 years old
Saturday, Aug 2, 1941
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 146 people were killed and more than 114 injured in a factory explosion in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China.
- Air France Flight 358 lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport and runs off the runway, causing the plane to burst into flames leaving 12 injuries and no fatalities.
- The Gaisal train disaster claims 285 lives in Assam, India.
- Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
- Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restored democracy for the first time since 1972.
- A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
- Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
- A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
- A flash fire kills 51 people at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
- An earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
- A British South American Airways Avro Lancastrian airliner crashes into a mountain during a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile. The wreckage would not be found until 1998.
- World War II: End of the Potsdam Conference.
- ASNOM: Birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in North Macedonia.
- World War II: The largest trade convoy of the world wars arrives safely in the Western Approaches.
- The Holocaust: Jewish prisoners stage a revolt at Treblinka, one of the deadliest of Nazi death camps where approximately 900,000 persons were murdered in less than 18 months.
- World War II: The Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. president, saves all but two of his crew.
- Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.
- The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
- Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.
- The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
- Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes U.S. President upon the death of President Warren G. Harding.
- A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic of China, killing more than 50,000 people.
- The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.
- World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
- The German occupation of Luxembourg during World War I begins.
- The Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising against the Ottoman Empire begins.
- Anglo-Afghan War: The Siege of Malakand ends when a relief column is able to reach the British garrison in the Malakand states.
- The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco's famous cable car system.
- Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, England, United Kingdom.
- Japan's Edo society class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms.
- The Government of India Act 1858 replaces Company rule in India with that of the British Raj.
- Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
- French Revolutionary Wars: The Battle of the Nile concludes in a British victory.
- The first United States Census is conducted.
- The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
- During Henry Hudson's search for the Northwest Passage, he sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay.
- Thomas Grey is executed for participating in the Southampton Plot.
- Russian troops are defeated by forces of the Blue Horde Khan Arapsha in the Battle on Pyana River.
- After the execution of her husband, Jeanne de Clisson sells her estates and raises a force of men with which to attack French shipping and ports.
- Edward I of England returns from the Ninth Crusade and is crowned King seventeen days later.
- Majorian is arrested near Tortona (northern Italy) and deposed by the Suebian general Ricimer as puppet emperor.
- 216 BC
- The Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of Cannae.
- 338 BC
- A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
Births On This Day
- Mark Lee, Korean-Canadian singer
- Keston Hiura, American baseball player
- Simone Manuel, American swimmer
- Kristaps Porziņģis, Latvian basketball player
- Laura Pigossi, Brazilian tennis player
- Laremy Tunsil, American football player
- Charli XCX, English singer and songwriter
- Ima Bohush, Belarusian tennis player
- Nacer Chadli, Belgian footballer
- Rob Kwiet, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mathieu Razanakolona, Canadian skier
- Stephen Ferris, Irish rugby player
- David Hart Smith, Canadian wrestler
- Britt Nicole, American Christian pop artist
- Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer
- Michel Bastos, Brazilian footballer
- Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
- Kerry Rhodes, American football player
- Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
- Cynthia Stevenson, American actress
- Alexander Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist and boxer
- Tim Murtagh, Irish-English cricketer
- Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
- Marco Bonura, Italian footballer
- Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan runner
- Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
- Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
- Deividas Šemberas, Lithuanian footballer
- Dragan Vukmir, Serbian footballer
- Edward Furlong, American actor
- Reyes Estévez, Spanish runner
- Jay Heaps, American soccer player and coach
- Michael Weiss, American figure skater
- Sam Worthington, English-Australian actor and producer
- Mohammad Zahid, Pakistani cricketer
- Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
- Xu Huaiwen, Chinese-German badminton player and coach
- Tamás Molnár, Hungarian water polo player
- Phil Williams, English journalist and radio host
- Danie Keulder, Namibian cricketer
- Miguel Mendonca, Zimbabwean journalist and author
- Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer
- Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
- Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia
- Jason Bell, Australian rugby league player
- Michael Hughes, Irish footballer and manager
- Tony Amonte, American ice hockey player and coach
- Kevin Smith, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Philo Wallace, Barbadian cricketer
- Cedric Ceballos, American basketball player
- Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer and manager
- Stefan Effenberg, German footballer and sportscaster
- Aaron Krickstein, American tennis player
- Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter and producer
- Takashi Iizuka, Japanese wrestler
- Grainne Leahy, Irish cricketer
- Tim Wakefield, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Joe Hockey, Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Treasurer of Australia
- Hisanobu Watanabe, Japanese baseball player and coach
- Frank Biela, German race car driver
- Mary-Louise Parker, American actress
- Laura Bennett, American architect and fashion designer
- Uğur Tütüneker, Turkish footballer and manager
- Lee Mavers, English singer, songwriter and guitarist
- Pete de Freitas, Trinidadian-British drummer and producer (d. 1989)
- Linda Fratianne, American figure skater
- Neal Morse, American singer and keyboard player
- David Yow, American singer-songwriter
- Victoria Jackson, American actress and singer
- Johnny Kemp, Bahamian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
- Apollonia Kotero, American singer and actress
- Jacky Rosen, United States senator
- Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist, astrophysicist, and author
- Caleb Carr, American historian and author
- Tony Godden, English footballer and manager
- Butch Vig, American drummer, songwriter, and record producer
- Sammy McIlroy, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- Donnie Munro, Scottish singer and guitarist
- Butch Patrick, American actor
- Anthony Seldon, English historian and author
- Alain Giresse, French footballer and manager
- Andrew Gold, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
- Steve Hillage, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Joe Lynn Turner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Per Westerberg, Swedish businessman and politician, Speaker of the Parliament of Sweden
- Jussi Adler-Olsen, Danish author and publisher
- Ted Turner, British guitarist
- James Fallows, American journalist and author
- Bertalan Farkas, Hungarian general and astronaut
- Andy Fairweather Low, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Dennis Prager, American radio host and author
- Tapan Kumar Sarkar, Indian-American electrical engineer and academic (d. 2021)
- James Street, American football and baseball player (d. 2013)
- Snoo Wilson, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Ruth Bakke, Norwegian organist and composer
- Lawrence Wright, American journalist, author, and screenwriter
- James Howe, American journalist and author
- Joanna Cassidy, American actress
- Alex Jesaulenko, Austrian-Australian footballer and coach
- Bunker Roy, Indian educator and activist
- Eric Simms, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Jim Capaldi, English drummer and singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
- Naná Vasconcelos, Brazilian singer and berimbau player (d. 2016)
- Herbert M. Allison, American lieutenant and businessman (d. 2013)
- Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player and coach
- Jon R. Cavaiani, English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
- Rose Tremain, English novelist and short story writer
- Isabel Allende, Chilean-American novelist, essayist, essayist
- Leo Beenhakker, Dutch football manager
- Juan Formell, Cuban singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)
- Nell Irvin Painter, American author and historian
- Doris Coley, American singer (d. 2000)
- Jules A. Hoffmann, Luxembourgian-French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- François Weyergans, Belgian director and screenwriter
- Angel Lagdameo, Filipino archbishop
- Beko Ransome-Kuti, Nigerian physician and activist (d. 2006)
- Will Tura, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Benjamin Barber, American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2017)
- Wes Craven, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- John W. Snow, American businessman and politician, 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury
- Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007)
- Pierre de Bané, Israeli-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2019)
- Terry Peck, Falkland Islander soldier (d. 2006)
- Ron Brierley, New Zealand businessman
- Billy Cannon, American football player and dentist (d. 2018)
- María Duval, Mexican actress and singer
- Garth Hudson, Canadian keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
- Anthony Payne, English composer and author
- Hank Cochran, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
- Valery Bykovsky, Russian general and astronaut (d. 2019)
- Ioannis Varvitsiotis, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Defence
- Lamar Hunt, American businessman, co-founded the American Football League and World Championship Tennis (d. 2006)
- Peter O'Toole, British-Irish actor and producer (d. 2013)
- Pierre DuMaine, American bishop and academic (d. 2019)
- Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (d. 2008)
- Karl Miller, English journalist and critic (d. 2014)
- Viliam Schrojf, Czech footballer (d. 2007)
- Vali Myers, Australian painter and dancer (d. 2003)
- Roy Crimmins, English trombonist and composer (d. 2014)
- John Gale, English director and producer
- Vidya Charan Shukla, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2013)
- David Waddington, Baron Waddington, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Bermuda (d. 2017)
- Malcolm Hilton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
- Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, English mathematician and academic (d. 2018)
- K. Arulanandan, Ceylon-American engineer and academic (d. 2004)
- John Dexter, English director and producer (d. 1990)
- John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2017)
- Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian general and politician, 43rd President of Argentina (d. 2013)
- James Baldwin, American novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1987)
- Joe Harnell, American pianist and composer (d. 2005)
- Carroll O'Connor, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Shimon Peres, Polish-Israeli lawyer and politician, 9th President of Israel (d. 2016)
- Ike Williams, American boxer (d. 1994)
- Betsy Bloomingdale, American philanthropist and socialite (d. 2016)
- Geoffrey Dutton, Australian historian and author (d. 1998)
- Alan Whicker, Egyptian-English journalist (d. 2013)
- Louis Pauwels, French journalist and author (d. 1997)
- Augustus Rowe, Canadian physician and politician (d. 2013)
- Nehemiah Persoff, Israeli-American actor
- Wah Chang, Chinese-American artist and designer (d. 2003)
- Alfonso A. Ossorio, Filipino-American painter and sculptor (d. 1990)
- Gary Merrill, American actor (d. 1990)
- Félix Leclerc, Canadian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1988)
- Big Walter Price, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012)
- Beatrice Straight, American actress (d. 2001)
- Xavier Thaninayagam, Sri Lankan scholar and academic (d. 1980)
- Palle Huld, Danish actor (d. 2010)
- Håkon Stenstadvold, Norwegian painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1977)
- Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and author (d. 2001)
- Ann Dvorak, American actress (d. 1979)
- Roger MacDougall, Scottish director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- Mary Hamman, American journalist and author (d. 1984)
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer (d. 1963)
- Myrna Loy, American actress (d. 1993)
- Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (d. 1971)
- Mina Rees, American mathematician (d.1997)
- Holling C. Holling, American author and illustrator (d. 1973)
- Helen Morgan, American actress and singer (d. 1941)
- Charles Bennett, English director and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Ernő Nagy, Hungarian fencer (d. 1977)
- Karl-Otto Koch, German SS officer (d. 1945)
- Max Weber, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 1974)
- Matt Henderson, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1970)
- Bertha Lutz, Brazilian feminist and scientist (d.1976)
- Jack L. Warner, Canadian-born American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (d. 1978)
- Arthur Bliss, English composer and conductor (d. 1975)
- Viktor Zhirmunsky, Russian linguist and historian (d. 1971)
- Margaret Lawrence, American stage actress (d. 1929)
- Oskar Anderson, Bulgarian-German mathematician and statistician (d. 1960)
- John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian pilot and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1961)
- Rómulo Gallegos, Venezuelan author and politician, 46th President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
- Red Ames, American baseball player and manager (d. 1936)
- Albert Bloch, American painter and academic (d. 1961)
- Arthur Dove, American painter and educator (d. 1946)
- Aino Kallas, Finnish-Estonian author (d. 1956)
- Ravishankar Shukla, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (d. 1956)
- Pingali Venkayya, Indian geologist, designed the Flag of India (d. 1963)
- George E. Stewart, Australian-American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)
- John French Sloan, American painter and illustrator (d. 1951)
- Marianne Weber, German sociologist and suffragist (d. 1954)
- Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
- Ernest Dowson, English poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1900)
- Irving Babbitt, American academic and critic (d. 1933)
- John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
- Prafulla Chandra Ray, Indian chemist and academic (d. 1944)
- Elisha Gray, American businessman, co-founded Western Electric (d. 1901)
- Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty (d. 1904)
- Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
- John Tyndall, Irish-English physicist and mountaineer (d. 1893)
- Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet and historian (d. 1894)
- Leopold Gmelin, German chemist and academic (d. 1853)
- Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-American architect and engineer, designed Washington, D.C. (d. 1825)
- Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux, French general (d. 1817)
- Lorenzo Ricci, Italian religious leader, 18th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1775)
- Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1769)
- Mahmud I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1754)
- Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1723)
- Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss paleontologist and scholar (d. 1733)
- Jean-Baptiste du Casse, French admiral and buccaneer (d. 1715)
- Estephan El Douaihy, Maronite patriarch (d. 1704)
- Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter (d. 1678)
- Saskia van Uylenburgh, Dutch model and wife of Rembrandt van Rijn (d. 1642)
- Mikołaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwiłł, Polish nobleman (d. 1616)
- Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar (d. 1588)
- John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1499)
- Kyawswa of Pagan, last ruler of the Pagan Kingdom (d. 1299)
Deaths On This Day
- Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian-Dutch visual artist (b. 1922)
- Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Kazakh Greco-Roman light-flyweight wrestler (b. 1951)
- Judith Jones, American literary and cookbook editor (b. 1924)
- Terence Bayler, New Zealand actor (b. 1930)
- David Huddleston, American actor (b. 1930)
- Franciszek Macharski, Polish cardinal (b. 1927)
- Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1946)
- Forrest Bird, American pilot and engineer (b. 1921)
- Giovanni Conso, Italian jurist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (b. 1922)
- Piet Fransen, Dutch footballer (b. 1936)
- Jack Spring, American baseball player (b. 1933)
- Ed Joyce, American journalist (b. 1932)
- Billie Letts, American author and educator (b. 1938)
- Barbara Prammer, Austrian social worker and politician (b. 1954)
- James Thompson, American-Finnish author (b. 1964)
- Julius L. Chambers, American lawyer and activist (b. 1936)
- Richard E. Dauch, American businessman, co-founded American Axle (b. 1942)
- Alla Kushnir, Russian-Israeli chess player (b. 1941)
- Gabriel Horn, English biologist and academic (b. 1927)
- Magnus Isacsson, Canadian director and producer (b. 1948)
- Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
- John Keegan, English historian and journalist (b. 1934)
- Bernd Meier, German footballer (b. 1972)
- Marguerite Piazza, American soprano (b. 1920)
- José Sanchis Grau, Spanish author and illustrator (b. 1932)
- Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese illustrator (b. 1935)
- Chauncey Bailey, American journalist (b. 1950)
- Steven Vincent, American journalist and author (b. 1955)
- Ferenc Berényi, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1929)
- François Craenhals, Belgian illustrator (b. 1926)
- Heinrich Mark, Estonian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (b. 1911)
- Peter Safar, Austrian-American physician and academic (b. 1924)
- Willie Morris, American writer (b. 1934)
- Shari Lewis, American television host and puppeteer (b. 1933)
- William S. Burroughs, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1914)
- Fela Kuti, Nigerian singer-songwriter and activist (b. 1938)
- Michel Debré, French lawyer and politician, 150th Prime Minister of France (b. 1912)
- Obdulio Varela, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1917)
- Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Somalian general and politician, 5th President of Somalia (b. 1934)
- Michel Berger, French singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
- Norman Maclean, American short story writer and essayist (b. 1902)
- Edwin Richfield, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Joe Carcione, American activist and author (b. 1914)
- Raymond Carver, American short story writer and poet (b. 1938)
- Roy Cohn, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
- James Jamerson, American bass player (b. 1936)
- Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
- Thurman Munson, American baseball player (b. 1947)
- Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer and conductor (b. 1899)
- Antony Noghès, French businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix (b. 1890)
- László Kalmár, Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1905)
- Fritz Lang, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1890)
- Douglas Hawkes, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1893)
- Jean-Pierre Melville, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
- Brian Cole, American bass player (b. 1942)
- Paul Goodman, American psychotherapist and author (b. 1911)
- Helen Hoyt, American poet and author (b. 1887)
- Angus MacFarlane-Grieve, English academic, mathematician, rower, and soldier (b. 1891)
- Walter Terence Stace, English-American epistemologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1886)
- Oliver La Farge, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)
- Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1901)
- Wallace Stevens, American poet and educator (b. 1879)
- Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and educator (b. 1863)
- Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic and author (b. 1883)
- Artur Sirk, Estonian soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1900)
- Paul von Hindenburg, German field marshal and politician, 2nd President of Germany (b. 1847)
- Warren G. Harding, American journalist and politician, 29th President of the United States (b. 1865)
- Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-Canadian engineer, invented the telephone (b. 1847)
- Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1873)
- Jaan Mahlapuu, Estonian military pilot (b. 1894)
- John Downer, Australian politician, 16th Premier of South Australia (b. 1843)
- Ferenc Pfaff, Hungarian architect and academic, designed Zagreb Central Station (b. 1851)
- Eduard Magnus Jakobson, Estonian missionary and engraver (b. 1847)
- Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian and microbiologist (b. 1850)
- Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet and author (b. 1813)
- Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)
- "Wild Bill" Hickok, American sheriff (b. 1837)
- Horace Mann, American educator and politician (b. 1796)
- Heinrich Clauren, German author (b. 1771)
- Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Ottoman Albanian commander (b. 1769)
- Harriet Arbuthnot, English diarist (b. 1793)
- Lazare Carnot, French mathematician, general, and politician, President of the National Convention (b. 1753)
- Guillaume Brune, French general and politician (b. 1763)
- Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor, co-invented the hot air balloon (b. 1745)
- Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (b. 1727)
- Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1689)
- Robert Campbell of Glenlyon (b. 1630)
- Francesco Borromini, Swiss architect, designed San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Agnese in Agone (b. 1599)
- Katō Kiyomasa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1562)
- Richard Leveson, English admiral (b. c. 1570)
- Henry III of France (b. 1551)
- Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician and philosopher (b. 1463)
- Andrew Barton, Scottish admiral (b. 1466)
- Elizabeth of Görlitz (b. 1390)
- Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian poet and composer (b. 1376)
- Thomas Grey, English conspirator (b. 1384)
- King Christopher II of Denmark (b. 1276)
- Yolande of Dreux, Queen consort of Scotland and Duchess consort of Brittany (b. 1263)
- Louis of Burgundy (b. 1297)
- Mu'in al-Din Sulaiman Pervane, Chancellor and Regent of the Sultanate of Rum
- Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (b. 1156)
- William II of England (b. 1056)
- Patriarch John VIII of Constantinople
- Ælfweard of Wessex (b. 904)
- Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Arab theologian and jurist (b. 780)
- Pope John V (b. 635)
- Pope Severinus
- Ahudemmeh, Syriac Orthodox Grand Metropolitan of the East.
- Pope Stephen I
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- Gnaeus Servilius Geminus, Roman consul
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- Lucius Aemilius Paullus, Roman consul and general
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- Marcus Minucius Rufus, Roman consul