On This Day in History: August 21
August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 132 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Louisiana retailer sells two winning lottery tickets in one week. One gas station in Baton Rouge might find more players frequenting its store for a dab of luck since it sold two winning lottery tickets within one week.
- CT Lottery CEO refuses to testify as to why official was placed on leave. President/CEO Gregory Smith of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) repeatedly refused last week to say why he placed CLC Vice President Chelsea Turner on paid administrative leave July 15 from her $190,000-a-year job under a state personnel regulation that provides for "investigation of alleged serious misconduct which could constitute just cause for dismissal."
- Alabama lottery bill faces battle in House. Putting a vote before Alabama residents to add a state lottery still has sizable challenges before it can happen.
- $3 million lottery winnings just chicken feed to farmer. A Michigan chicken farmer who won a $3.3 million lottery jackpot was on the brink of losing everything.
- Fla. senator proposes online Florida Lottery sales, again. A Florida state senator wants to make Florida Lottery tickets just a click or two away.
- Winning $32M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Massachusetts. One lucky Massachusetts resident is $32 million richer after Friday night's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot, state lottery officials said.
- Recession or not, Michigan lottery tickets are hot sellers. Michigan Lottery officials say lottery sales are running at a near record pace and are expected to get a boost by tonight's $207 million Mega Millions jackpot.
- California Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $200K to expire Monday. A lottery ticket worth more than $200,000 that was bought in Coronado, California, remains unclaimed, and lottery officials yesterday warned that the prize will expire in three days.
- S.C. Lottery officials waiting for Powerball winner to come forward. Right now one Powerball lottery ticket holder is a multi-millionaire and may not even know it. So far no one has come forward to claim Wednesday night's prize of $259,900,000.
- Michigan Lottery starts two big new games. After starting its latest raffle game last week -- with a $2 million top prize -- the Michigan Lottery will introduce a new instant win game next week awarding eleven ticket holders $1 million each.
- Tennessee Lottery computerized drawings flawed since inception. A month ago, Tennessee Lottery officials claimed the state's new computerized drawings would be "exciting". What Tennessee lottery players got instead were buggy, unfair drawings, in which almost half the numbers people picked had no chance whatsoever of winning.
- Maryland Lottery to add horse race tie-in. At this year's Maryland Million, a signature day of racing for state-sired horses, a fan can take home a million dollars from the Maryland Lottery.
- Lawmakers criticize Iowa Lottery bonuses. Iowa Lottery workers are about to receive up to $7,700 each in what their board calls incentive-based pay -- and what critics call politically tone-deaf bonuses.
- N.C. lottery counts on millions in unclaimed prizes. North Carolina lottery officials expect almost $9 million in lottery winnings will go unclaimed between last month and June.
- Penn. Lottery's Midday Mistake Leads to Questions About Drawings. When news outlets received the results of the Pennsylvania midday lottery drawing 20 minutes earlier than usual, some questioned how the nontelevised drawing operates.
- Powerball Jackpot Soars to $100 Million. Summer may be winding down but the excitement surrounding America's favorite lottery game is heating up. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 488,267 players across the nation won a total of more than $4.9 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $100 million, with a cash option of $51 million. That's the largest current lottery jackpot in the world.
- One of these days, someone is going to win Super Six jackpot. The last Super Six jackpot, won on Nov. 8, 2002, has been followed by 81 straight rollovers and now stands at $27.5 million. In the world of lottery jackpots, 20 rollovers is a long run. Eighty-one rollovers is astounding.
- Family double as father scoops lotto windfall. A retired father of three is celebrating an £85,248 Lotto windfall - just two months after his son scooped £179,137.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$758.7 Million
Aug 23, 2017
- 2.$245 Million
Aug 22, 2007
- 3.€147.81 Million
Aug 22, 2009
- 4.$207 Million
Aug 21, 2009
- 5.$200 Million
Aug 22, 2001
- 6.$180 Million
Aug 22, 2014
- 7.$171 Million
Aug 21, 2007
- 8.€127.53 Million
Aug 23, 2016
- 9.$127 Million
Aug 24, 2016
- 10.€93 Million
Aug 23, 2013
- 11.€107 Million
Aug 21, 2018
- 12.€110 Million
Aug 21, 2020
- 13.$115 Million
Aug 24, 2010
- 14.€100 Million
Aug 23, 2019
- 15.€74 Million
Aug 23, 2011
- 16.€74 Million
Aug 21, 2009
- 17.€69 Million
Aug 22, 2008
- 18.$102 Million
Aug 21, 2018
- 19.€90 Million
Aug 23, 2019
- 20.$100 Million
Aug 23, 2003
- 21.$95 Million
Aug 22, 2008
- 22.$90 Million
Aug 22, 2015
- 22.$90 Million
Aug 21, 2002
- 22.$90 Million
Aug 23, 2002
- 22.$90 Million
Aug 23, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Aug 21, 1990
30 years old
Thursday, Aug 21, 1986
34 years old
Thursday, Aug 21, 1986
34 years old
Wednesday, Aug 21, 1985
35 years old
Tuesday, Aug 21, 1979
41 years old
Monday, Aug 21, 1978
42 years old
Saturday, Aug 21, 1976
44 years old
Friday, Aug 21, 1970
50 years old
Friday, Aug 21, 1970
50 years old
Thursday, Aug 21, 1969
51 years old
Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
52 years old
Friday, Aug 21, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Aug 21, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Aug 21, 1959
61 years old
Tuesday, Aug 21, 1956
64 years old
Tuesday, Aug 21, 1956
64 years old
Monday, Aug 21, 1939
81 years old
Worldwide Events On This Day
- A solar eclipse traverses the continental United States.
- Hundreds of people are reported killed by chemical attacks in the Ghouta region of Syria.
- Tiger Woods, American professional golfer, wins the 82nd PGA Championship and becomes the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in a calendar year.
- Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529, an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, attempts to divert to West Georgia Regional Airport after the left engine fails, but the aircraft crashes in Carroll County near Carrollton, Georgia, killing nine of the 29 people on board.
- Royal Air Maroc Flight 630 crashes in Douar Izounine, Morocco, killing all 44 people on board.
- NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
- Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after its occupation by the Soviet Union since 1940.
- Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
- The 6.9 Mw Nepal earthquake shakes the Nepal-India border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 709-1,450 people killed and thousands injured.
- Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
- Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).
- Lebanese Civil War: The first troops of a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.
- A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
- Cold War: Nicolae Ceaușescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.
- James Anderson Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
- Xá Lợi Pagoda raids: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngô Đình Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalizes Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
- United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day.
- The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
- Physicist Harry Daghlian is fatally irradiated in a criticality accident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
- World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.
- World War II: The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
- World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
- World War I: The Battle of Charleroi, a successful German attack across the River Sambre that pre-empted a French offensive in the same area.
- The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia, a Louvre employee.
- Six hundred American school teachers, Thomasites, arrived in Manila on the USAT Thomas.
- Oldsmobile, an American automobile manufacturer and marque, is founded.
- The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
- An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.
- Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by pro-Confederate guerrillas known as Quantrill's Raiders.
- The first of the Lincoln-Douglas debates is held in Ottawa, Illinois.
- Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
- Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, which will claim the lives of 55 to 65 whites and about twice that number of blacks.
- Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
- Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
- Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
- A Vodou ceremony, led by Dutty Boukman, turns into a violent slave rebellion, beginning the Haitian Revolution.
- American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondichéry.
- King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
- James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
- Seventh Ottoman-Venetian War: The arrival of naval reinforcements and the news of the Battle of Petrovaradin force the Ottomans to abandon the Siege of Corfu, thus preserving the Ionian Islands under Venetian rule.
- The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
- Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from the Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
- Henry the Navigator leads Portuguese forces to victory over the Marinids at the Conquest of Ceuta.
- King Stefan Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
- Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes Sei-i Taishōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: the 12th day of the 7th month in the 3rd year of the Kenkyū (建久) era).
- Song dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin dynasty general Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin-Song Wars.
- Eraclus becomes the 25th bishop of Liège.
Births On This Day
- Felipe Nasr, Brazilian race car driver
- Leandro Bacuna, Dutch footballer
- Bo Burnham, American comedian, musician, actor, filmmaker and poet
- Charlison Benschop, Dutch footballer
- James Davey, English rugby league player
- Matteo Gentili, Italian footballer
- Hayden Panettiere, American actress
- Aleix Vidal, Spanish footballer
- Robert Lewandowski, Polish footballer
- Kacey Musgraves, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
- Wout Brama, Dutch footballer
- Koki Sakamoto, Japanese gymnast
- Nicolás Almagro, Spanish tennis player
- Aleksandra Kiryashova, Russian pole vaulter
- Neil Dexter, South African cricketer
- Melvin Upton, Jr., American baseball player
- Scott McDonald, Australian footballer
- Jason Eaton, New Zealand rugby player
- Omar Sachedina, Canadian television journalist, correspondent, and news anchor
- Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
- Cameron Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU
- Tyler Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU
- Ross Thomas, American actor
- Burney Lamar, American race car driver
- Paul Menard, American race car driver
- Jasmin Wöhr, German tennis player
- Kelis, American singer-songwriter, producer, chef and author
- Peter Buxton, English rugby player and manager
- Reuben Droughns, American football player and coach
- Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player and coach
- Alan Lee, Irish footballer and coach
- Jason Marquis, American baseball player
- Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player and scout
- Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican-American soccer player
- Robert Miles, Australian rugby league player
- Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
- Simon Katich, Australian cricketer and manager
- Martin Andanar, Filipino journalist and radio host
- Paul Mellor, Australian rugby league player and referee
- Sergey Brin, Russian-American computer scientist and businessman, co-founded Google
- Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Mamadou Diallo, Senegalese footballer
- Robert Harvey, Australian footballer and coach
- Liam Howlett, English keyboard player, DJ, and producer
- Craig Counsell, American baseball player and coach
- Erik Dekker, Dutch cyclist and manager
- Cathy Weseluck, Canadian actress
- Bruce Anstey, New Zealand motorcycle racer
- Josée Chouinard, Canadian figure skater
- Dina Carroll, English singer-songwriter
- Goran Ćurko, Serbian footballer
- Laura Trevelyan, English journalist and author
- Darren Bewick, Australian footballer
- Charb, French journalist and cartoonist (d. 2015)
- Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
- Serj Tankian, Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer
- John Wetteland, American baseball player and coach
- Jim Bullinger, American baseball player
- Gary Elkerton, Australian surfer
- Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco
- Nigel Pearson, English footballer and manager
- John Korfas, Greek-American basketball player and coach
- Pete Weber, American bowler
- Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player and coach (d. 2001)
- V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2019)
- Stephen Hillenburg, American marine biologist, cartoonist, animator and creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (d. 2018)
- Anne Hobbs, English tennis player and coach
- Jim McMahon, American football player and coach
- Mark Williams, Australian footballer and coach
- Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (d. 2012)
- Kim Cattrall, English-Canadian actress
- Jon Tester, American farmer and politician
- Archie Griffin, American football player
- Steve Smith, American drummer
- Mark Williams, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter
- Ivan Stang, American author, publisher, and director
- Keith Hart, Canadian firefighter, wrestler, and trainer
- Jiří Paroubek, Czech soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
- Bernadette Porter, English nun and educator
- Joe Strummer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
- Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
- Yana Mintoff, Maltese politician, economist and educator
- Chesley V. Morton, American businessman and politician
- Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer-songwriter and model
- Loretta Devine, American actress and singer
- Daniel Sivan, Israeli scholar and academic
- Carl Giammarese, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Basil Poledouris, Greek-American composer, conductor (d. 2006)
- Celia Brayfield, English journalist and author
- Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player
- Willie Lanier, American football player
- Patty McCormack, American actress
- Perry Christie, Bahamian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Bahamas
- Peter Weir, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Patrick Demarchelier, French photographer
- Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
- Lucius Shepard, American author and critic (d. 2014)
- Hugh Wilson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- Jackie DeShannon, American singer-songwriter
- Dominick Harrod, English journalist, historian, and author (d. 2013)
- Endre Szemerédi, Hungarian-American mathematician and computer scientist
- James Burton, American Hall of Fame guitarist
- Festus Mogae, Botswana economist and politician, 3rd President of Botswana
- Clarence Williams III, American actor
- Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 2020)
- Mike Weston, English rugby player
- Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (d. 2000)
- Gustavo Noboa, Ecuadorian academic and politician, 51st President of Ecuador (d. 2021)
- Robert Stone, American novelist and short story writer (d. 2015)
- Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (d. 1999)
- Radish Tordia, Georgian painter and educator
- Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2001)
- Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer (d. 2015)
- Janet Baker, English soprano and educator
- Michael Dacher, German mountaineer (d. 1994)
- Barry Norman, English author and critic (d. 2017)
- Erik Paaske, Danish actor and singer (d. 1992)
- Menashe Kadishman, Israeli sculptor and painter (d. 2015)
- Melvin Van Peebles, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (d. 2002)
- Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- X. J. Kennedy, American poet, translator, anthologist, editor
- Ahmed Kathrada, South African politician and political prisoner (d. 2017)
- Addison Farmer, American bassist (d. 1963)
- Art Farmer, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)
- Bud McFadin, American football player (d. 2006)
- Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader, 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2018)
- Can Yücel, Turkish poet and translator (d. 1999)
- Jack Buck, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
- Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)
- Keith Allen, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
- Albert Irvin, English soldier and painter (d. 2015)
- Reuven Feuerstein, Romanian-Israeli psychologist and academic (d. 2014)
- Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004)
- Leonid Hurwicz, Russian economist and mathematician (d. 2008)
- Bill Lee, American actor and singer (d. 1980)
- Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican pianist and songwriter (d. 2005)
- Doug Wright, English cricketer and coach (d. 1998)
- Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
- Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1992)
- P. Jeevanandham, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1963)
- Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1995)
- Bipin Gupta, Indian actor and producer (d. 1981)
- Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)
- Kostas Giannidis, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1984)
- Angel Karaliychev, Bulgarian author (d. 1972)
- Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Scottish soldier and peer (d. 1966)
- Blossom Rock, American actress (d. 1978)
- Christian Schad, German painter (d. 1982)
- Charles Vanel, French actor and director (d. 1989)
- Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (d. 2007)
- James Paul Moody, English sailor (d. 1912)
- Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh-English author and poet (d. 1988)
- Édouard Fabre, Canadian runner (d. 1939)
- Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (d. 1936)
- Claude Grahame-White, English pilot and engineer (d. 1959)
- Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (d. 1963)
- Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (d. 1898)
- William Henry Ogilvie, Scottish-Australian poet and author (d. 1963)
- Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (d. 1911)
- Medora de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès, American heiress (d. 1921)
- Ferdinand Hamer, Dutch bishop and missionary (d. 1900)
- Otto Goldschmidt, German composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1907)
- Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist and academic (d. 1903)
- Nathaniel Everett Green, English painter and astronomer (d. 1899)
- Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist and academic (d. 1856)
- Jean Stas, Belgian chemist and physician (d. 1891)
- Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian and politician (d. 1876)
- Hiram Walden, American general and politician (d. 1880)
- Jules Michelet, French historian and philosopher (d. 1874)
- Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and academic (d. 1857)
- William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
- William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting (d. 1839)
- Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (d. 1833)
- Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter and educator (d. 1805)
- James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (d. 1734)
- Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1729)
- Hubert Gautier, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1737)
- Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
- John Claypole, English politician (d. 1688)
- Roger Twysden, English historian and politician (d. 1672)
- Henri, Duke of Rohan (d. 1638)
- Francis de Sales, Swiss bishop and saint (d. 1622)
- Muhammad Qadiri, Founder of the Naushahia branch of the Qadri order (d. 1654)
- Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese general (d. 1619)
- Jorge de Lencastre, Duke of Coimbra (d. 1550)
- Philip II of France (d. 1223)
Deaths On This Day
- Celso Piña, Mexican singer, composer, arranger, and accordionist (b. 1953)
- Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor and singer (b. 1975)
- Bajram Rexhepi, First Kosovan Prime Ministers of UN mission administration in Kosovo (b. 1954)
- Colin Beyer, New Zealand lawyer and businessman (b. 1938)
- Wang Dongxing, Chinese commander and politician (b. 1916)
- Jimmy Evert, American tennis player and coach (b. 1924)
- Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (b. 1944)
- Helen Bamber, English psychotherapist and academic (b. 1925)
- Steven R. Nagel, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1946)
- Jean Redpath, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
- Albert Reynolds, Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1932)
- Jean Berkey, American lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
- Sid Bernstein, American record producer (b. 1918)
- C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1936)
- Fred Martin, Scottish footballer (b. 1929)
- Enos Nkala, Zimbabwean politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (b. 1932)
- Georg Leber, German soldier and politician, Federal Minister of Defence for Germany (b. 1920)
- J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (b. 1926)
- Don Raleigh, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1926)
- Guy Spitaels, Belgian academic and politician, 7th Minister-President of Wallonia (b. 1931)
- William Thurston, American mathematician and academic (b. 1946)
- Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean sociologist and author (b. 1941)
- Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (b. 1930)
- Jerry Finn, American engineer and producer (b. 1969)
- Siobhan Dowd, British author (b. 1960)
- Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (b. 1918)
- Bismillah Khan, Indian musician, Bharat ratna awardi (b. 1916)
- Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)
- Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (b. 1957)
- Robert Moog, American businessman, founded Moog Music (b. 1934)
- Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet and translator (b. 1936)
- Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
- Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language poet (b. 1916)
- John Coplans, British artist (b. 1920)
- Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and academic (b. 1946)
- Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
- Tomata du Plenty, American singer-songwriter and playwright (b. 1948)
- Daniel Lisulo, Zambian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
- Andrzej Zawada, Polish mountaineer and author (b. 1928)
- Mary Two-Axe Earley, Canadian indigenous women's rights activist (b. 1911)
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
- Chuck Stevenson, American race car driver (b. 1919)
- Tatiana Troyanos, American soprano and actress (b. 1938)
- Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)
- Teodoro de Villa Diaz, Filipino guitarist and songwriter (b. 1963)
- Ray Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (b. 1912)
- Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (b. 1932)
- Kaka Kalelkar, Indian Hindi Writer(B.1885)
- Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1910)
- Charles Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (b. 1907)
- Buford Pusser, American police officer (b. 1937)
- Kirpal Singh, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)
- George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (b. 1941)
- Palmiro Togliatti, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (b. 1893)
- David B. Steinman, American engineer, designed the Mackinac Bridge (b. 1886)
- Mait Metsanurk, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1879)
- Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
- Harald Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
- Constant Lambert, English composer and conductor (b. 1905)
- Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French engineer and businessman, founded Bugatti (b. 1881)
- Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
- Hermann Obrecht, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1882)
- Ernest Thayer, American poet and author (b. 1863)
- Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (b. 1879)
- John Hartley, English tennis player (b. 1849)
- Laurence Doherty, English tennis player (b. 1875)
- Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad State (b.1866)
- Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1835)
- Alexander von Oettingen, Estonian theologian and statistician (b. 1827)
- James Farnell, Australian politician, 8th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1825)
- Ma Xinyi, Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (b. 1821)
- Juan Álvarez, Mexican general and president (1855) (b. 1790)
- Thomas Clayton, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)
- Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, French general (b. 1783)
- Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (b. 1781)
- Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist and engineer (b. 1785)
- John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (b. 1773)
- Benjamin Thompson, American-English physicist and colonel (b. 1753)
- John McKinly, American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (b. 1721)
- Zahir al-Umar, Arabian ruler (b. 1690)
- Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1710)
- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1689)
- William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier (b. 1661)
- Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford, English soldier (b. 1599)
- Jacques Mauduit, French composer and academic (b. 1557)
- Juan de Tassis, 2nd Count of Villamediana, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1582)
- Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (b. 1560)
- Jean Parisot de Valette, 49th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1495)
- Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, 44th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1464)
- Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (b. 1220)
- Alexander of Hales, English theologian
- Alfonso VII of León and Castile (b. 1105)
- William II, Count of Nevers (b. c. 1089)
- King Baldwin II of Jerusalem
- Tang Daoxi, Chinese general
- Alberic, archbishop of Utrecht
- Emperor Kōbun of Japan (b. 648)