On This Day in History: August 22
August 22 is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 131 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- DoJ files notice of appeal against New Hampshire Wire Act ruling. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a notice of appeal following the decision in June by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to find in favor of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) in the long-awaited ruling on last year's revised opinion of the Wire Act by the DoJ.
- Pennsylvania casinos file suit against state lottery over Internet-based games. Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he won't block a proposal from the lottery from passing his chamber "if the votes are there" among Republicans.
- Lottery rigging mastermind sentenced to 25 years in prison. A former lottery security chief was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for rigging the computerized lottery drawings in several states so he could collect the jackpots.
- Wed. Powerball lottery jackpot jumps to $700 million. Spurred on by a surge of lottery ticket sales, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official estimate for Wednesday's Powerball drawing to $700 million.
- N.C. legislators look to expand lottery. Lawmakers in Raleigh are looking to place bets on the state lottery — once again — as a source of more money for education programs across North Carolina.
- Former MD Lottery employee pleads guilty of stealing tickets, cashing winners. The office of the Maryland Attorney General said Tuesday a former Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency employee pleaded guilty to theft after stealing thousands of lottery tickets and cashing in winners for $67,000.
- Salon lottery winners settle dispute. The fight over a $9.5 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot finally has been settled.
- New Jersey casino suing gamblers who won $1.5 million. A New Jersey casino has sued a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million after they allegedly realized the eight decks of cards used in a game of mini baccarat were not preshuffled.
- Anonymous donor gives lottery ticket to Kansas hospital. Imagine the surprise to open your mail and find a lottery ticket worth thousands of dollars. It happened in one Kansas county this week and now the hospital in Beloit is all the richer for it.
- Not "mentally ready", lottery winner waits six months to claim jackpot. A 48-year-old small businessman from Newcastle, NSW [Australia], has waited six months for the right psychological moment to claim a AU$2 million (US$1.65 million) Lotto prize won in January.
- $252 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 18 months. Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target this coming Tuesday night, when a $252 million jackpot is up from grabs in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.
- Woman prepares for 9 months before claiming $8.8M lottery jackpot. Backcountry resident Lynn Hagerbrant knew she'd hit the jackpot just a day after she bought her winning lottery ticket -- yet she waited nearly nine months to cash in on the $8.8 million prize.
- N.Y. man spends thousands in search of lottery riches. A New York building superintendent, who spends tens of thousands of dollars a year in an attempt to win the lottery, is jealous of a doorman across the street who won a $5 million scratch-off jackpot.
- Wisconsin couple win in lottery -- again!. The Mount Horeb couple who made headlines earlier this week because they held two of only four winning tickets sold in Wisconsin for Saturday's SuperCash drawing, turn out to have the other two as well.
- Tennessee Lottery glitch shuts out players. A computer programming error has prevented any number from being selected more than once in Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings over the past three weeks, the Tennessee Lottery said Tuesday.
- Lottery winner goes from rags to riches to rags. A shocking account of David Lee Edwards, who won a $27 million cash payout from a Powerball jackpot, and proceeded to make every bad decision possible.
- Lottery Answers Prayers. Doris Rabik, 74, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, matched five numbers in the Saturday Powerball lottery drawing. She plays the lottery often but says she has no immediate plans on how to spend the money other than to save it in the bank.
- Ga. officials: HOPE funds could run out early as 2007. Organizers of the Georgia Lottery-supported HOPE scholarship program said Thursday that the resources to provide full tuition for eligible students may be depleted as early as 2007.
- Computer problem shut down lottery machines across California. Roughly 19,000 lottery machines shut down across the California Wednesday due to a software glitch, according to the California Lottery.
- Lottery's promotional firms to be named. The organization that is putting Tennessee's new lottery together expects to hire a public relations and marketing firm on Monday, and several Nashville-area firms are among the finalists.
- Winners in waiting. Teri and Cornell Davis, winners in the lawsuit brought by 20 Englewood Hospital employees, are still waiting for their $25.4 million lump-sum check from the New Jersey Lottery Commission.
- 9/11 widow now officially running Jersey's lottery business. Virginia Bauer, 47, was sworn in yesterday by Gov. James E. McGreevey as the new executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, a position she has held in an acting capacity for four months.
- Elderly Couple Going to Court Over Million-dollar Lottery Ticket. A Long Island couple married for 16 years recently bought a New York Lottery ticket and won $25 million. Then the divorce papers were filed, and the lottery jackpot is now at the center of a bitter custody battle.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$758.7 Million
Aug 23, 2017
- 2.$252 Million
Aug 25, 2009
- 3.$245 Million
Aug 22, 2007
- 4.€147.81 Million
Aug 22, 2009
- 5.$201 Million
Aug 24, 2007
- 6.$200 Million
Aug 22, 2001
- 7.$180 Million
Aug 22, 2014
- 8.€127.53 Million
Aug 23, 2016
- 9.$127 Million
Aug 24, 2016
- 10.€93 Million
Aug 23, 2013
- 11.$120 Million
Aug 24, 2002
- 12.$118 Million
Aug 24, 2018
- 13.$115 Million
Aug 24, 2010
- 14.€100 Million
Aug 23, 2019
- 15.€74 Million
Aug 23, 2011
- 16.€69 Million
Aug 22, 2008
- 17.€90 Million
Aug 23, 2019
- 18.$100 Million
Aug 23, 2003
- 19.$95 Million
Aug 22, 2008
- 20.$92 Million
Aug 24, 2013
- 21.$90 Million
Aug 22, 2015
- 21.$90 Million
Aug 23, 2002
- 21.$90 Million
Aug 23, 2019
- 24.$84 Million
Aug 23, 2005
- 25.$74 Million
Aug 22, 2007
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Aug 22, 1992
27 years old
Saturday, Aug 22, 1981
38 years old
Tuesday, Aug 22, 1978
41 years old
Tuesday, Aug 22, 1978
41 years old
Monday, Aug 22, 1977
42 years old
Sunday, Aug 22, 1976
43 years old
Friday, Aug 22, 1975
44 years old
Wednesday, Aug 22, 1973
46 years old
Monday, Aug 22, 1966
53 years old
Monday, Aug 22, 1966
53 years old
Friday, Aug 22, 1958
61 years old
Friday, Aug 22, 1958
61 years old
Wednesday, Aug 22, 1956
63 years old
Friday, Aug 22, 1947
72 years old
Tuesday, Aug 22, 1944
75 years old
Thursday, Aug 22, 1940
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya's Tana River District result in more than 52 deaths.
- The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.
- Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
- Grigori Perelman is awarded the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture in mathematics but refuses to accept the medal.
- Versions of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
- Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
- FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
- Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
- British Airtours Flight 28M suffers an engine fire during takeoff at Manchester Airport. The pilots abort but due to inefficient evacuation procedures 55 people are killed, mostly from smoke inhalation.
- The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FLSN) occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
- The District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Congress. The proposed amendment would have provided the District of Columbia with full voting representation in the Congress, the Electoral College, and regarding amending the U.S. Constitution. The proposed amendment failed to be ratified by enough states (ratified by 16, needed 38) and so did not become part of the Constitution.
- The Congress of Chile votes in favour of a resolution condemning President Salvador Allende's government and demands that he resign or else be unseated through force and new elections.
- Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
- J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
- Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
- Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
- X-15 Flight 91 reaches the highest altitude of the X-15 program (107.96 km (67.08 mi) (354,200 feet)).
- The OAS attempts to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle.
- The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
- The Queen Charlotte earthquake is Canada's strongest since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
- World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
- Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy.
- World War II: German troops begin the Siege of Leningrad.
- Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
- Michael Collins, Commander-in-chief of the Irish Free State Army, is shot dead in an ambush during the Irish Civil War.
- Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.
- Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
- Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.
- Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.
- The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
- Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention, establishing the rules of protection of the victims of armed conflicts.
- The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.
- The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
- The Second Federal Republic of Mexico is established.
- José de la Mar becomes President of Peru.
- French troops land at Kilcummin, County Mayo, Ireland to aid the rebellion.
- Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue, Haiti.
- James Cook's ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
- British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
- James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, and claims the east coast of Australia for Britain as New South Wales.
- Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
- Britain's Quebec Expedition loses eight ships and almost nine hundred soldiers, sailors and women to rocks at Pointe-aux-Anglais.
- Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
- Charles I raises his standard in Nottingham, which marks the beginning of the English Civil War.
- Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
- Fettmilch Uprising: Jews are expelled from Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, following the plundering of the Judengasse.
- Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
- The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
- Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England.
- Battle of Jengland: Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
- Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
Births On This Day
- Jessica-Jane Applegate, British Paralympic swimmer
- Dua Lipa, English singer-songwriter
- Olli Määttä, Finnish ice hockey player
- Ema Burgić Bucko, Bosnian tennis player
- Federico Macheda, Italian footballer
- Brayden Schenn, Canadian ice hockey player
- Randall Cobb, American football player
- Drew Hutchison, American baseball player
- Robbie Rochow, Australian rugby league player
- Giacomo Bonaventura, Italian footballer
- Leonardo Moracci, Italian footballer
- Apollo Crews, American wrestler
- Stephen Ireland, Irish footballer
- Neville, English wrestler
- Tokushōryū Makoto, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Luke Russert, American journalist
- Jey Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
- Jimmy Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
- Lee Camp, English footballer
- Lawrence Quaye, Ghanaian-Qatari footballer
- Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist
- Jahri Evans, American football player
- Alex Holmes, American football player
- Jang Hyun-kyu, South Korean footballer (d. 2012)
- Christina Obergföll, German athlete
- Roland Benschneider, German footballer
- Nicolas Macrozonaris, Canadian sprinter
- Seiko Yamamoto, Japanese wrestler
- Matt Walters, American football player
- James Corden, English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter
- Ioannis Gagaloudis, Greek basketball player
- Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer
- Keren Cytter, Israeli visual artist and writer
- Marius Bezykornovas, Lithuanian footballer
- Bryn Davies, American bassist, cellist, and pianist
- Laurent Hernu, French decathlete
- Randy Wolf, American baseball player
- Clint Bolton, Australian footballer
- Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
- Cory Gardner, American politician
- Agustín Pichot, Argentinian rugby player
- Howie Dorough, American singer-songwriter and dancer
- Kristen Wiig, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
- Eurelijus Žukauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
- Okkert Brits, South African pole vaulter
- Paul Doucette, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
- Steve Kline, American baseball player and coach
- Max Wilson, German-Brazilian race car driver
- Craig Finn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-American chef and author
- Charlie Connelly, English author and broadcaster
- Casper Christensen, Danish comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Rich Lowry, American writer and magazine editor (National Review)
- Aleksandr Mostovoi, Russian footballer
- Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian businesswoman
- Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis player (d. 2008)
- Ty Burrell, American actor and comedian
- Paul Colman, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alfred Gough, American screenwriter and producer
- Layne Staley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
- GZA, American rapper and producer
- Rob Witschge, Dutch footballer and manager
- Wendy Botha, South African-Australian surfer
- David Reimer, Canadian victim of a botched circumcision and transgender reassignment surgery (d. 2004)
- Trey Gowdy, American lawyer and U.S. Representative
- Mats Wilander, Swedish-American tennis player and coach
- Tori Amos, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- James DeBarge, American R&B/soul singer
- Terry Catledge, American basketball player
- Stefano Tilli, Italian sprinter
- Andrés Calamaro, Argentine singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Iain Coucher, English businessman
- Roland Orzabal, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Debbi Peterson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
- Holger Gehrke, German footballer and manager
- Collin Raye, American country music singer
- Juan Croucier, Cuban-American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Pia Gjellerup, Danish lawyer and politician, Danish Minister of Finance
- Mark Williams, English actor
- Colm Feore, American-Canadian actor
- Stevie Ray, American semi-retired wrestler
- Vernon Reid, English-born American guitarist and songwriter (Living Colour)
- Steve Davis, English snooker player, sportscaster, and author
- Holly Dunn, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
- Paul Molitor, American baseball player and coach
- Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer
- Chiranjeevi, Indian film actor, producer and politician
- Paul Ellering, American weightlifter, wrestler, and manager
- Peter Laughner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
- Ray Burris, American baseball player and coach
- Scooter Libby, American lawyer and politician, Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States
- Doug Bair, American baseball player and coach
- Diana Nyad, American swimmer and author
- David Marks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Donna Jean Godchaux, American singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead)
- Cindy Williams, American actress and producer
- David Chase, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ron Dante, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Roger Cashmore, English physicist and academic
- Alun Michael, Welsh police commissioner and politician, inaugural First Minister of Wales
- Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist and engineer, co-designed the Intel 4004
- Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and author (d. 1993)
- Bill Parcells, American football player and coach
- Bill McCartney, American football player and coach, founded Promise Keepers
- Valerie Harper, American actress
- Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion and the Belmonts) (d. 2012)
- Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
- Jean Berkey, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)
- Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
- John Callaway, American journalist and producer (d. 2009)
- Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
- Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer, designed the maverick roller coaster
- Annie Proulx, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist
- Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., American general and engineer (d. 2012)
- Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
- Gerald P. Carr, American engineer, colonel, and astronaut
- Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
- Valery Alekseyev, Russian anthropologist and author (d. 1991)
- Ulrich Wegener, German police officer and general
- Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean academic and diplomat
- Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic (d. 2007)
- Bob Flanigan, American pop singer (The Four Freshmen) (d. 2011)
- Honor Blackman, English actress and republican
- James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author (d. 1989)
- Harishankar Parsai, Indian writer, satirist and humorist (d. 1995)
- Roberto Aizenberg, Argentine painter and sculptor (d. 1996)
- Theoni V. Aldredge, Greek-American costume designer (d. 2011)
- Dinos Dimopoulos, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
- Tony Pawson, English cricketer, footballer, and journalist (d. 2012)
- Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Denton Cooley, American soldier and surgeon (d. 2016)
- Mary McGrory, American journalist and author (d. 2004)
- John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
- David Dellinger, American activist (d. 2004)
- James Hillier, Canadian-American scientist, co-designed the electron microscope (d. 2007)
- Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and politician, 15th Prime Minister of the Polish Republic in Exile (d. 2005)
- Jack Dunphy, American author and playwright (d. 1992)
- Connie B. Gay, American businessman, co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (d. 1989)
- Leonard Pagliero, English businessman and pilot (d. 2008)
- Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1993)
- Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)
- Mel Hein, American football player and coach (d. 1992)
- Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer and painter (d. 2004)
- Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (d. 1993)
- Deng Xiaoping, Chinese soldier and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1997)
- Jerry Iger, American cartoonist, co-founded Eisner & Iger (d. 1990)
- Thomas Pelly, American lawyer and politician (d. 1973)
- Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, film director and propagandist (d. 2003)
- Edward Rowe Snow, American historian and author (d. 1982)
- Lisy Fischer, Swiss-born pianist and child prodigy (d. 1999)
- Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer and educator (d. 1965)
- Laurence McKinley Gould, American geologist, educator, and polar explorer (d. 1995)
- László Almásy, Hungarian captain, pilot, and explorer (d. 1951)
- Paul Comtois, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1966)
- Wilfred Kitching, English 7th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1977)
- Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist (d. 1967)
- Ernest H. Volwiler, American chemist (d. 1992)
- Henry Bachtold, Australian soldier and railway engineer (d. 1983)
- Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian-Italian sculptor (d. 1973)
- Cecil Kellaway, South African actor (d. 1973)
- Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German jurist and politician, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1977)
- Raymonde de Laroche, French pilot (d. 1919)
- Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
- George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
- Max Scheler, German philosopher and author (d. 1928)
- Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
- Willis R. Whitney, American chemist (d. 1958)
- Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
- Charles Francis Jenkins, American inventor (d. 1934)
- Claude Debussy, French pianist and composer (d. 1918)
- Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Polish-German technician and inventor, created the Nipkow disk (d. 1940)
- Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (d. 1940)
- Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
- Milan I of Serbia (d. 1901)
- Melville Elijah Stone, American publisher, founded the Chicago Daily News (d. 1929)
- John Forrest, Australian politician, 1st Premier of Western Australia (d. 1918)
- William Lewis Douglas, American businessman and politician, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
- George W. De Long, American Naval officer and explorer (d. 1881)
- Archibald Willard, American soldier and painter (d. 1918)
- Samuel Pierpont Langley, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1906)
- Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1906)
- William S. Harney, American general (d. 1889)
- Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1865)
- Thomas Tredgold, English engineer and author (d. 1829)
- James Kirke Paulding, American poet, playwright, and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1860)
- Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
- Henry Maudslay, English engineer (d. 1831)
- Charles Percier, French architect and interior designer (d. 1838)
- Pope Leo XII (d. 1829)
- Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
- Denis Papin, French physicist and mathematician, developed pressure cooking (d. 1712)
- Jean Regnault de Segrais, French author and poet (d. 1701)
- Georges de Scudéry, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1667)
- Agatha Marie of Hanau, German noblewoman (d. 1636)
- Franz von Dietrichstein, Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal (d. 1636)
- Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1464)
Deaths On This Day
- Ed King, American musician(b. 1949)
- Krishna Reddy Indian printmaker, sculptor and teacher (b. 1925)
- Michael J. C. Gordon, British Computer scientist (b. 1948)
- S. R. Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (b. 1924)
- Toots Thielemans, Belgian and American jazz musician (b. 1922)
- Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer and journalist (b. 1922)
- Ieng Thirith, Cambodian academic and politician (b. 1932)
- Eric Thompson, English race car driver and book dealer (b. 1919)
- U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
- Emmanuel Kriaras, Greek lexicographer and philologist (b. 1906)
- Pete Ladygo, American football player and coach (b. 1928)
- Noella Leduc, American baseball player (b. 1933)
- John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (b. 1921)
- John S. Waugh, American chemist and academic (b. 1929)
- Paul Poberezny, American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (b. 1921)
- Andrea Servi, Italian footballer (b. 1984)
- Nina Bawden, English author (b. 1925)
- Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Chinese cardinal (b. 1923)
- Jeffrey Stone, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Nick Ashford, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
- Jack Layton, Canadian academic and politician (b. 1950)
- Casey Ribicoff, American philanthropist (b. 1922)
- Stjepan Bobek, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
- Elmer Kelton, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
- Gladys Powers, English-Canadian soldier (b. 1899)
- Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (b. 1922)
- Luc Ferrari, French-Italian director and composer (b. 1929)
- Ernest Kirkendall, American chemist and metallurgist (b. 1914)
- Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player and trainer (b. 1960)
- Angus Bethune, Australian soldier and politician, 33rd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1908)
- Daniel Petrie, Canadian director and producer (b. 1920)
- Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater and coach (b. 1914)
- Erwin Komenda, Austrian car designer and engineer (b. 1904)
- Johnny Carey, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1919)
- Gilles Groulx, Canadian director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
- Allan Houser, American sculptor and painter (b. 1914)
- Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (b. 1924)
- Boris Pugo, Russian soldier and politician, Soviet Minister of Interior (b. 1937)
- Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
- Huey P. Newton, American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (b. 1942)
- Joseph P. Lash, American author and journalist (b. 1909)
- Celâl Bayar, Turkish lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Turkey (b. 1883)
- Charles Gibson (historian), Historian of Mexico and its Indians, President of the American Historical Association (b. 1920)
- Vicente Manansala, Filipino painter (b. 1910)
- James Smith McDonnell, American pilot, engineer, and businessman, founded McDonnell Aircraft (b. 1899)
- James T. Farrell, American novelist, short-story writer, and poet (b. 1904)
- Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan journalist and politician, 1st President of Kenya (b. 1894)
- Sebastian Cabot, English actor (b. 1918)
- Chunseong, Korean monk, philosopher and writer (b. 1891)
- Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist and composer (b. 1913)
- Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazilian physician and politician, 21st President of Brazil (b. 1902)
- Jacob Bronowski, Polish-English mathematician, biologist, and author (b. 1908)
- Vladimir Propp, Russian philologist and scholar (b. 1895)
- Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American biologist and academic, co-created the birth-control pill (b. 1903)
- William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Morris Motors (b. 1877)
- Johannes Sikkar, Estonian soldier and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (b. 1897)
- Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist and paleographer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
- Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
- Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1884)
- Kirk Bryan, American geologist and academic (b. 1888)
- Döme Sztójay, Hungarian general and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1883)
- Michel Fokine, Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1880)
- Oliver Lodge, English physicist and academic (b. 1851)
- Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland, Maltese lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1861)
- Alexandros Kontoulis, Greek general and diplomat (b. 1858)
- Charles William Eliot, American academic (b. 1834)
- Michael Collins, Irish rebel, counter-intelligence and military tactician, and politician; 2nd Irish Minister of Finance (b. 1890)
- Anders Zorn, Swedish artist (b. 1860)
- Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist and academic (b. 1868)
- Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi, Italian bishop and academic (b. 1859)
- Henry Radcliffe Crocker, English dermatologist and author (b. 1846)
- Kate Chopin, American novelist and poet (b. 1850)
- Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1830)
- Jan Neruda, Czech journalist, author, and poet (b. 1834)
- Ágoston Trefort, Hungarian jurist and politician, Hungarian Minister of Education (b. 1817)
- Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
- Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author (b. 1802)
- Franz Joseph Gall, Austrian neuroanatomist and physiologist (b. 1758)
- Warren Hastings, English lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Bengal (b. 1732)
- Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter and illustrator (b. 1732)
- Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (b. 1724)
- Louis de Noailles, French general (b. 1713)
- George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1709)
- William Whiston, English mathematician, historian, and theologian (b. 1667)
- Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French general (b. 1644)
- John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1628)
- Philippe Delano, Dutch Plymouth Colony settler (b. 1602)
- John George II, Elector of Saxony (b. 1613)
- Maria Cunitz, Polish astronomer and author (b. 1610)
- Jacob De la Gardie, Estonian-Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (b. 1583)
- Bartholomew Gosnold, English lawyer and explorer, founded the London Company (b. 1572)
- Luca Marenzio, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1553)
- Jan Kochanowski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1530)
- Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland, English leader of the Rising of the North (b. 1528)
- John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English admiral and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1504)
- Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English politician and husband of Mary Tudor (b. c. 1484)
- William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1450)
- Richard III of England (b. 1452)
- James Harrington, Yorkist knight
- John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk (b. 1430)
- Richard Ratcliffe, supporter of Richard III
- William Brandon, supporter of Henry VII (b. 1426)
- Vladislav II of Wallachia
- Eleanor, Princess of Asturias (b. 1423)
- Isabella of France (b. 1295)
- Philip VI of France (b. 1293)
- William II, Duke of Athens (b. 1312)
- John II, Count of Holland (b. 1247)
- Pope Nicholas III (b. 1216)
- Pope Gregory IX, (b. 1143)
- Emperor Konoe of Japan (b. 1139)
- Stilicho, Roman general (b. 359)