On This Day in History: August 24
August 24 is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 129 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Illinois lottery player wins two prizes playing daughters' birthdays. After playing the lottery for a decade, one lucky man attributed his double-win to consistency, a favorite retailer, and his daughters' birthdays.
- Massachusetts woman wastes no time claiming $758.7 million Powerball lottery jackpot. Some lottery winners spend months hiring financial experts and planning how to best claim their lottery jackpot, but not so with the winner of the largest lottery jackpot ever claimed by a single ticket.
- One Massachusetts lottery ticket wins $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. A single winning Powerball lottery ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Massachusetts and will claim a $758.7 million jackpot — the largest ever awarded to a single winning ticket.
- Prosecutors say 2 more men may be linked to lottery riggings. Prosecutors in the case of a former lottery insider convicted last year in a national Hot Lotto jackpot-rigging scandal are seeking to subpoena records from two attorneys they believe could be tied to the plot.
- Lottery winner who spent $20M on boyfriend's bail money to appear on 'Fix My Life' series. A North Carolina woman who spent part of her $188 million lottery jackpot bailing her boyfriend out of jail is due to appear on a Fix My Life reality series.
- Alabama lottery vote manuevering fractures Republican caucus. Two senators have resigned from the Senate Republican Caucus in the wake of last week's vote to approve a statewide lottery, citing policy differences and claiming senate leaders violated their own rules in an effort to muscle the bill through.
- Virginia Lottery's new in-state game awards $1 million, taxes paid. Wouldn't it be nice if you won some money, and you received a bonus to pay the taxes on your windfall? That's the idea behind the Virginia's Lottery's newest game, Bank a Million.
- Connecticut Lottery chairman says keno in early stages. Connecticut lottery employees have begun discussions with bars and taverns on hosting keno terminals, but it will be months and months before the game is made available to the state's gamblers, the chairman of the state lottery's board said.
- Illegal alien faces deportation after threatening his boss over lottery prize. A Georgia man who was jailed for threatening his boss over a disputed $750,000 lottery ticket faces deportation, with authorities saying he is in the U.S. illegally.
- $18.5M lottery winner 'scraping by'. Ten years after he and his wife won $64 million in the "Big Game" lottery, Alex Snelius wishes he'd won more money.
- Vt. Lottery computer glitch creates extra winners. Due to a computer glitch, which has since been rectified, about 70 Vermont Lottery tickets were sold during a 30-minute span that were mistakes, but according to the rules were winners.
- W. Va. official wins $79M Powerball lottery jackpot. For about two hours, Berkeley County Magistrate W. Randy Smith believed he had come close, but that he didn't win Saturday's $79 million Powerball jackpot.
- Engineer reported bad Tenn. Lottery computerized draws. The Tennessee Lottery appears to have been slow to investigate reports of a major flaw in its new computerized drawing system, even in the face of multiple warnings from players.
- Former Indiana Lottery Director cleared of ethics charges. The Hoosier Lottery inappropriately sponsored a luncheon for Republican women during the tenure of its former director, but neither that nor other actions rose to the level of ethics violations, the state's inspector general said.
- South Dakota adds new raffle game. The first-ever state lottery raffle will be held later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of legalized lottery games in South Dakota.
- Powerball lottery jackpot crosses $300 million boundary. The Powerball lottery jackpot for next Saturday will be worth an incredible $300 million, with a cash option of $140.3 million.
- Cheese factory workers win lottery again. Some of the cheese factory workers who won a $208.6 million Powerball jackpot last summer have won again -- this time a $10,000 jackpot.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $97 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $97 million Wednesday.
- N.C. Lottery Appears Dead as Senate Adjourns. North Carolina Senate leader Marc Basnight gave up on passing a lottery before ending the session last night and going home, but the issue may resurface when lawmakers reconvene in May.
- Milkman to return to 3am starts after Lottery win. A milkman who won £1.4 million (US$2.52 million) in the UK Lotto has vowed to continue his job - and its 3am starts.
- Lottery plan dies in N.C. Senate. North Carolina Senate lottery supporters early this morning threw away the last chance to bring games to the state this year.
- N.C. Democrats tried to sneak lottery in 'the back door'. North Carolina Senate Democrats saw an opening early Wednesday they say would have allowed them to pass a lottery bill and give Gov. Mike Easley a big political victory.
- Mega Millions winnings yet to be claimed. The winner of last week's Mega Millions jackpot has yet to come forward to claim the cool $52 million prize, Ohio Lottery officials said Monday.
- Lottery winner too busy to spend it. A former Welsh newspaper editor who left her job after winning £8.5m (US$15.3 million) on the national lottery revealed yesterday that she hasn't spent a penny of it yet.
- Pennsylvania Lottery Numbers Drawing Suspicions. The same four digits have hit in the daytime Big 4 lottery drawing in three out of the past four days.
- A rank amateur takes on the stars in poker’s world championship. Chris Moneymaker, a 27-year-old Tennessee accountant from Spring Hill, Tenn., beat some of the best poker players in the world to capture the World Series of Poker's championship.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$314.3 Million
Aug 25, 2007
- 2.$280 Million
Aug 25, 2001
- 3.$252 Million
Aug 25, 2009
- 4.$201 Million
Aug 24, 2007
- 5.€128.74 Million
Aug 25, 2016
- 6.€122 Million
Aug 25, 2020
- 7.€88 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 8.€88 Million
Aug 26, 2011
- 9.$127 Million
Aug 24, 2016
- 10.$120 Million
Aug 24, 2002
- 11.€108 Million
Aug 27, 2019
- 12.$118 Million
Aug 24, 2018
- 13.$115 Million
Aug 27, 2003
- 13.$115 Million
Aug 24, 2010
- 15.$114 Million
Aug 26, 2008
- 16.$105 Million
Aug 27, 2002
- 17.$103 Million
Aug 27, 2019
- 18.$100 Million
Aug 26, 2015
- 19.$97 Million
Aug 26, 2005
- 20.$92 Million
Aug 24, 2013
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 27, 2014
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 25, 2007
- 23.$76 Million
Aug 26, 2016
- 24.$74 Million
Aug 24, 2001
- 25.$73 Million
Aug 25, 2004
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Aug 24, 1990
30 years old
Monday, Aug 24, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
42 years old
Saturday, Aug 24, 1974
46 years old
Tuesday, Aug 24, 1971
49 years old
Monday, Aug 24, 1970
50 years old
Thursday, Aug 24, 1967
53 years old
Thursday, Aug 24, 1967
53 years old
Tuesday, Aug 24, 1965
55 years old
Friday, Aug 24, 1956
64 years old
Wednesday, Aug 24, 1955
65 years old
Saturday, Aug 24, 1929
91 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- An earthquake strikes Central Italy with a magnitude of 6.2, with aftershocks felt as far as Rome and Florence.
- In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants are killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities.
- Henan Airlines Flight 8387 crashes at Yichun Lindu Airport in Yichun, Heilongjiang, China, killing 44 out of the 96 people on board.
- The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.
- Ninety passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers from Chechnya.
- First radio-frequency identification (RFID) human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
- Microsoft Windows 95 was released to the public in North America.
- Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in Homestead, Florida as a Category 5 hurricane, causing up to $25 billion (1992 USD) in damages.
- Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
- Colombian drug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government.
- Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
- Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communist prime minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
- Vietnam War protesters bomb Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leading to an international manhunt for the perpetrators.
- Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the New York Stock Exchange by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.
- Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xá Lợi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the United States Embassy, Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngô Đình Diệm if he did not remove his brother Ngô Đình Nhu.
- The Communist Control Act goes into effect, outlawing the American Communist Party.
- Getúlio Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
- Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
- The treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization goes into effect.
- World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
- World War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō is sunk, with the loss of seven officers and 113 crewmen. The US carrier USS Enterprise is heavily damaged.
- Adolf Hitler orders the cessation of Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests, although killings continue for the remainder of the war.
- Spanish Civil War: the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
- Spanish Civil War: Sovereign Council of Asturias and León is proclaimed in Gijón.
- The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
- The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake-Potomac hurricane.
- Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
- Resignation of the United Kingdom's Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
- Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews; the remaining Jews are forced to flee the city.
- World War I: German troops capture Namur.
- World War I: The Battle of Cer ends as the first Allied victory in the war.
- Manuel de Arriaga is elected and sworn-in as the first President of Portugal.
- Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
- Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
- The Wolseley expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
- The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
- The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
- Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal.
- The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
- The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
- British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington the White House, the Capitol and many other buildings are set ablaze.
- Peninsular War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
- American Revolutionary War: A small force of Pennsylvania militia is ambushed and overwhelmed by an American Indian group, which forces George Rogers Clark to abandon his attempt to attack Detroit.
- Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city's foundation date is unknown).
- William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
- The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
- A Dutch fleet establishes a new colony in the ruins of Valdivia in southern Chile.
- The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
- Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
- The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Syria at the Battle of Marj Dabiq.
- The town and castle of Berwick upon Tweed is captured from Scotland by an English army.
- Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
- Pope Innocent III issues a bull declaring Magna Carta invalid.
- King John of England, signer of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoulême in Angoulême Cathedral.
- Sack of Thessalonica by the Normans.
- The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
- The Graffito of Esmet-Akhom, the latest known inscription in Egyptian hieroglyphs, is written.
- Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus at the age of eight by his father.
Births On This Day
- Mildred Maldonado, Mexican rhythmic gymnast
- Lady Amelia Windsor, member of the British royal family
- Allen Robinson, American football player
- Jemerson, Brazilian footballer
- Wang Zhen, Chinese race walker
- Juan Pedro Lanzani, Argentinian actor and singer
- Reynaldo, Brazilian footballer
- Rocío Igarzábal, Argentinian actress and singer
- Rupert Grint, English actor
- Manu Ma'u, New Zealand rugby league player
- Joel Thompson, Australian rugby league player
- Maya Yoshida, Japanese footballer
- Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player
- Daichi Miura, Japanese singer-songwriter, dancer, and choreographer
- Joseph Akpala, Nigerian footballer
- Fabiano Santacroce, Italian footballer
- Erin Molan, Australian journalist and sportscaster
- Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player
- Brett Gardner, American baseball player
- Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player
- George Perris, Greek-French singer-songwriter and pianist
- José Bosingwa, Portuguese footballer
- Kim Källström, Swedish footballer
- Glen Atle Larsen, Norwegian footballer
- Chad Michael Murray, American model and actor
- Vahur Afanasjev, Estonian author and poet
- Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer
- Kaki King, American guitarist and composer
- Michael Redd, American basketball player
- Derek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player
- Denílson de Oliveira Araújo, Brazilian footballer
- Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009)
- Per Gade, Danish footballer
- John Green, American author and vlogger
- Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer
- Funke Akindele, Nigerian actress
- Simon Dennis, English rower and academic
- Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor, writer, director, and producer
- Nordin Wooter, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
- Roberto Colombo, Italian footballer
- Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
- Jennifer Lien, American actress
- Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Dave Chappelle, American comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter
- Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer
- Jean-Luc Brassard, Canadian skier and radio host
- Ava DuVernay, American director and screenwriter
- Todd Young, American politician
- Rich Beem, American golfer
- Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer and manager
- Jans Koerts, Dutch cyclist
- Benoît Brunet, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Shoichi Funaki, Japanese-American wrestler and sportscaster
- Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Tim Salmon, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Michael Thomas, English footballer
- Nick Denton, English journalist and businessman, founded Gawker Media
- Marlee Matlin, American actress and producer
- Reggie Miller, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Brian Rajadurai, Sri Lankan-Canadian cricketer
- Éric Bernard, French race car driver
- Mark Cerny, American video game designer, programmer, producer and business executive
- Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani-Russian lieutenant, pilot, and astronaut
- Hideo Kojima, Japanese director, screenwriter and video game designer
- Francis Pangilinan, Filipino lawyer and politician
- Major Garrett, American journalist and author
- Emile Roemer, Dutch educator and politician
- Jared Harris, English actor
- Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player and coach
- Meg Munn, English social worker and politician
- Steve Guttenberg, American actor and producer
- Chris Offutt, American author and academic
- Jeffrey Daniel, American singer-songwriter and dancer
- Stephen Fry, English actor, journalist, producer, and screenwriter
- Gerry Cooney, American boxer
- John Culberson, American lawyer and politician
- Dick Lee, Singaporean singer-songwriter and playwright
- Mike Huckabee, American minister and politician, 44th Governor of Arkansas
- Alain Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player
- Heini Otto, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager
- Ron Holloway, American saxophonist
- Sam Torrance, Scottish golfer and sportscaster
- Marion Bloem, Dutch author, director, and painter
- Bob Corker, American businessman and politician
- Carlo Curley, American organist and educator (d. 2012)
- Ian Grob, English race car driver
- Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican dub poet
- Mike Shanahan, American football player and coach
- Danny Joe Brown, American southern rock singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2005)
- Orson Scott Card, American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist
- Oscar Hijuelos, American author and academic (d. 2013)
- John Banaszak, American football player and coach
- Tim D. White, American paleoanthropologist and academic
- Stephen Paulus, American composer and educator (d. 2014)
- Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
- Kim Sung-il, South Korean commander and pilot
- Jean Michel Jarre, French pianist, composer, and producer
- Sauli Niinistö, Finnish captain and politician, 12th President of Finland
- Alexander McCall Smith, Rhodesian-Scottish author and educator
- Anne Archer, American actress and producer
- Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author and songwriter
- Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist and coach
- Jim Fox, American rock drummer and organist
- Joe Manchin, American politician, 34th Governor of West Virginia
- Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
- Ronee Blakley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Molly Duncan, Scottish saxophonist (d. 2019)
- Ken Hensley, English rock singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2020)
- Marsha P. Johnson, American gay liberation activist and drag queen (d. 1992)
- Vince McMahon, American wrestler, promoter, and entrepreneur; co-founded WWE
- Henry Braden, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
- Gregory Jarvis, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)
- Rocky Johnson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2020)
- John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (d. 1989)
- Max Cleland, American captain and politician
- Peter Gummer, Baron Chadlington, English businessman
- Jimmy Soul, American pop-soul singer (d. 1988)
- Alan M. Roberts, English academic, Professor of Zoology at the University of Bristol
- Madsen Pirie, British academic, President and co-founder of the Adam Smith Institute
- Francine Lalonde, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2014)
- Keith Savage, English rugby player
- David Freiberg, American singer and bass player
- Mason Williams, American guitarist and composer
- Moshood Abiola, Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998)
- Susan Sheehan, Austrian-American journalist and author
- A. S. Byatt, English novelist and poet
- Kenny Guinn, American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (d. 2010)
- Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr., American physicist and academic (d. 2001)
- Kenny Baker, English actor (d. 2016)
- Prince Rupert Loewenstein, Spanish-English banker and manager (d. 2014)
- Robert D. Hales, American captain and religious leader (d. 2017)
- Richard Meale, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2009)
- Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, English cardinal (d. 2017)
- Jackie Brenston, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (d. 1979)
- Roger McCluskey, American race car driver (d. 1993)
- Yasser Arafat, Egyptian-Palestinian engineer and politician, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (d. 2004)
- Betty Dodson, American author and educator
- Anjali Devi, Indian actress and producer (d. 2014)
- David Ireland, Australian author and playwright
- Harry Markowitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Nancy Spero, American painter and academic (d. 2009)
- Alyn Ainsworth, English singer and conductor (d. 1990)
- Louis Teicher, American pianist (d. 2008)
- Arthur Jensen, American psychologist and academic (d. 2012)
- René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)
- Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (d. 2010)
- Eric Simms, English ornithologist and conservationist (d. 2009)
- Sam Tingle, English-Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2008)
- Alex Colville, Canadian painter and academic (d. 2013)
- Tosia Altman, member of the Polish resistance in World War II (d. 1943)
- J. Gordon Edwards, American entomologist, mountaineer, and DDT advocate (d. 2004)
- Enrique Llanes, Mexican wrestler (d. 2004)
- Sikander Bakht, Indian field hockey player and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2004)
- Dennis James, American game show host (d. 1997)
- Wynonie Harris, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)
- James Tiptree, Jr., American psychologist and author (d. 1987)
- Charles Snead Houston, American physician and mountaineer (d. 2009)
- Durward Kirby, American television host and announcer (d. 2000)
- Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricketer and soldier (d. 1998)
- Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (d. 1931)
- Bruno Giacometti, Swiss architect, designed the Hallenstadion (d. 2012)
- Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1974)
- Siaka Stevens, Sierra Leonean police officer and politician, 1st President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
- Ida Cook, English campaigner for Jewish refugees, and romantic novelist as Mary Burchell (d. 1986)
- Karl Hanke, German businessman and politician (d. 1945)
- Fernand Braudel, French historian and academic (d. 1985)
- Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976)
- Preston Foster, American actor (d. 1970)
- Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator (d. 1986)
- Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
- Gaylord DuBois, American author and poet (d. 1993)
- Malcolm Cowley, American novelist, poet, literary critic (d. 1989)
- Fred Rose, American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (d. 1954)
- Richard Cushing, American cardinal (d. 1970)
- Haim Ernst Wertheimer, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1978)
- Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, actor, and surfer (d. 1968)
- Jean Rhys, Dominican-English novelist (d. 1979)
- Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (d. 1942)
- Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)
- Earl Derr Biggers, American author and playwright (d. 1933)
- Max Beerbohm, English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist (d. 1956)
- Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
- Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)
- Zonia Baber, American geographer and geologist (d. 1956)
- David Bowman, Australian lawyer and politician (d. 1916)
- Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 1924)
- James Calhoun, American lieutenant (d. 1876)
- Boyd Dunlop Morehead, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)
- Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
- Antonio Stoppani, Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891)
- James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor, hunter, and explorer (d. 1834)
- William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
- William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician (d. 1833)
- Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794)
- Peter Ernst Wilde, German physician and journalist (d. 1785)
- Alaungpaya, Burmese king (d. 1760)
- Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet, British politician (d. 1746)
- Peder Griffenfeld, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1699)
- Philip Henry, English minister (d. 1696)
- Robert Herrick, English poet and cleric (d. 1674)
- John Taylor, English poet and author (d. 1653)
- Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (d. 1626)
- Sophia Brahe, Danish horticulturalist and astronomer (d. 1643)
- Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter and educator (d. 1614)
- Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen (d. 1558)
- John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (d. 1537)
- Thomas Rotherham, English cleric (d. 1500)
- Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)
- John I of Castile (d. 1390)
- Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
- Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)
- Fujiwara no Genshi, Japanese empress consort (d. 1039)
Deaths On This Day
- Gail Sheehy, American author, journalist, and lecturer (b.1936)
- Jay Thomas, American actor, comedian, and radio talk show host (b. 1948)
- Walter Scheel, German politician, 4th President of Germany (b. 1919)
- Charlie Coffey, American football player and coach (b. 1934)
- Joseph F. Traub, German-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1932)
- Justin Wilson, English race car driver (b. 1978)
- Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1923)
- Antônio Ermírio de Moraes, Brazilian businessman (b. 1928)
- Gerry Baker, American soccer player and manager (b. 1938)
- Nílton de Sordi, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)
- Julie Harris, American actress (b. 1925)
- Muriel Siebert, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1928)
- Dadullah, Pakistani Taliban leader (b. 1965)
- Pauli Ellefsen, Faroese surveyor and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1936)
- Steve Franken, American actor (b. 1932)
- Félix Miélli Venerando, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1937)
- Seyhan Erözçelik, Turkish poet and author (b. 1962)
- Mike Flanagan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1951)
- Satoshi Kon, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1963)
- Andrée Boucher, Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1937)
- Aaron Russo, American director and producer (b. 1943)
- Rocco Petrone, American soldier and engineer (b. 1926)
- Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor and educator (b. 1916)
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1926)
- Wilfred Thesiger, Ethiopian-English explorer and author (b. 1910)
- Nikolay Guryanov, Russian priest and mystic (b. 1909)
- Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924)
- Roman Matsov, Estonian violinist, pianist, and conductor (b. 1917)
- Andy Hug, Swiss martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1964)
- Mary Jane Croft, American actress (b. 1916)
- Alexandre Lagoya, Egyptian guitarist and composer (b. 1929)
- E. G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910)
- Luigi Villoresi, Italian race car driver (b. 1907)
- André Donner, Dutch academic and judge (b. 1918)
- Bernard Castro, Italian-American inventor (b. 1904)
- Sergei Dovlatov, Russian-American journalist and author (b. 1941)
- Gely Abdel Rahman, Sudanese-Egyptian poet and academic (b. 1931)
- Malcolm Kirk, English rugby player and wrestler (b. 1936)
- Paul Creston, American composer and educator (b. 1906)
- Kalevi Kotkas, Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (b. 1913)
- Scott Nearing, American economist, educator, and activist (b. 1883)
- Félix-Antoine Savard, Canadian priest and author (b. 1896)
- Yootha Joyce, English actress (b. 1927)
- Hanna Reitsch, German soldier and pilot (b. 1912)
- Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (b. 1910)
- Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
- Alexander P. de Seversky, Russian-American pilot and businessman, co-founded Republic Aviation (b. 1894)
- Henry J. Kaiser, American businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards and Kaiser Aluminum (b. 1882)
- Paul Henry, Irish painter and educator (b. 1876)
- Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
- Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 14th President of Brazil (b. 1882)
- James Clark McReynolds, American lawyer and judge, 48th United States Attorney General (b. 1862)
- Antonio Alice, Argentinian painter and educator (b. 1886)
- Simone Weil, French philosopher and activist (b. 1909)
- Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Polish-German technician and inventor, invented the Nipkow disk (b. 1860)
- Frederick Carl Frieseke, American painter and educator (b. 1874)
- Kate M. Gordon, American activist (b. 1861)
- Tom Norman, English businessman and showman (b. 1860)
- Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author and educator (b. 1856)
- Albert F. Mummery, English mountaineer and author (b. 1855)
- Rudolf Clausius, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1822)
- Theodore Hook, English civil servant and composer (b. 1788)
- John Ordronaux, French-American soldier (b. 1778)
- Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet, critic, and politician (b. 1790)
- Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French physicist and engineer (b. 1796)
- John William Polidori, English writer and physician (b. 1795)
- James Carr, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)
- Peggy Shippen, American wife of Benedict Arnold and American Revolutionary War spy (b. 1760)
- Thomas Alcock, English priest and author (b. 1709)
- Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek monk and saint (b. 1714)
- Thomas Chatterton, English poet and prodigy (b. 1752)
- Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet and soldier (b. 1715)
- John Owen, English theologian and academic (b. 1616)
- Thomas Blood, Irish colonel (b. 1618)
- Ferdinand Bol, Dutch painter and etcher (b. 1616)
- Jean François Paul de Gondi, French cardinal and author (b. 1614)
- Nicholas Stone, English sculptor and architect (b. 1586)
- Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (b. 1586)
- Thomas Digges, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1546)
- Gaspard II de Coligny, French admiral (b. 1519)
- Charles de Téligny, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1535)
- Gasparo Contarini, Italian cardinal (b. 1483)
- Parmigianino, Italian painter and etcher (b. 1503)
- Cecily of York, English princess (b. 1469)
- Sophie of Pomerania, Duchess of Pomerania (b. 1435)
- Casimir III, Duke of Pomerania (b. 1348)
- Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1275)
- Eustace the Monk, French pirate (b. 1170)
- Magnus Barefoot, Norwegian king (b. 1073)
- Michael V Kalaphates, Byzantine emperor (b. 1015)
- Zhang Ye, Chinese general and chancellor
- Liu, empress dowager of Later Jin
- Doulu Ge, chancellor of Later Tang
- Wei Shuo, chancellor of Later Tang
- Guthred, king of Northumbria
- Saga, Japanese emperor (b. 786)
- Fu Youyi, official of the Tang Dynasty