On This Day in History: August 25
August 25 is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 128 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- New Zealand couple had no idea they held lottery ticket worth $5 million. One lucky New Zealand couple was surprised to learn that they held the tenth and final second-tier winning ticket for the country's $51.6 million (US$33.7 million) Lotto Powerball jackpot last week.
- Money really does lead to a more satisfying life. New research suggests that more money really does lead to a more satisfying life. Surveys of thousands of Swedish lottery winners have provided persuasive evidence of this truth.
- Gas station employee stole $850 in lottery tickets, police said. Security footage caught a Twin Stop Chevron employee scratching Idaho lottery tickets on the job and putting the losing ones back for customers to buy, police said.
- Nebraska Lottery to launch new scratch game based on football star. The Nebraska Lottery is introducing its latest $5 Scratch game, Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers.
- 10 things you might not know about the lottery. Here's 10 interesting facts about the lottery you might not have heard before.
- $59M Florida Lotto jackpot won by ticket sold in Orlando. Lottery officials said a winning Florida Lotto ticket worth $59 million was sold at a 7-Eleven in Orlando.
- NJ man claims final share $448M Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials say a New Jersey man has claimed the final share of this month's $448 million Powerball jackpot.
- SC Lottery to end Carolina Cash 6 game. The Carolina Cash 6 game from the South Carolina Education Lottery will end with the Thursday, October 17 drawing.
- Legislators grill Ark. lottery financial officer. The Arkansas lottery's chief financial officer said Wednesday that a $90,000 tax penalty probably resulted because of a data input error, though legislators remained puzzled over how the lottery's director wasn't told of the problem for more than three months.
- Mega Millions lottery sales brisk as big draw nears. Waiting for the $252 million Mega Millions draw tonight? Here's a fun video report to watch.
- $260M Powerball lottery jackpot claimed by S.C. retiree. A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot.
- Italian villager wins record $210M lottery jackpot. A resident of the castle-topped Tuscan village of Bagnone won more than €147 million (US$210.6 million) in Europe's biggest lottery jackpot, and seemed intent on trying to stay unknown.
- Appeals court blocks Delaware's sports betting plan. A federal appeals court today blocked Delaware's bid to open sports betting Sept 1.
- Pennsylvania Lottery's new Quinto game starts tomorrow. The Pennsylvania Lottery is adding Quinto, a numbers game similar to The Daily Number and BIG 4, but played with five numbers instead, to its lineup of mid-day and evening drawings.
- A life of leisure doesn't cut it for lottery winner. A hairdresser who won a lottery jackpot as part of an office pool has opened her own hair salon -- just yards from the shop where she used to work.
- £7M lottery winner goes back to work. A train driver who won a Â£6.9 million (US$12.8 million) lottery fortune has booked a return ticket -- and gone back to work on the railways.
- Virginia: How the lottery has helped with your child's education. School days in Virginia most likely begin in a school improved by the Virginia Lottery.
- Lottery win is early wedding gift. An Elmira, New York, woman, who is engaged to be married Sept. 2, now has more than enough money to pay for the wedding, the honeymoon, a new home -- just about anything else she can think of.
- Mechanic Got $200,000 Powerball N.C. Lottery Ticket In Raleigh. A Goldsboro man who purchased his ticket in Raleigh came away a big winner last Saturday in the Powerball drawing.
- Six indicted in alleged $48 million lottery operation. Suspected ring leaders of an underground lottery operation were indicted Thursday on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering in a scheme police say may have netted $48 million over five years.
- Calif. lottery director resigns. Chon Gutierrez, a longtime state official who has headed the California Lottery and the Department of Motor Vehicles, announced his retirement Thursday after more than 34 years in state government.
- Powerball lottery jackpot jumps to $32 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $32 million.
- Iowa Lottery employees return to work day after fire. Employees at the Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines were able to return to their building Wednesday after an electrical fire the day before forced an evacuation.
- Calif. lottery director to resign. Acting California Lottery Director Chon Gutierrez is resigning amid controversy created by Democrat lawmakers over the legality of California's recent entrance into the multi-state Mega Millions lotto game.
- No lottery for N.C. pleases S.C. retailers. With North Carolina's lottery hopes dashed until at least next year, some of South Carolina's top retailers say they're pleased to maintain the region's lottery monopoly.
- Coworkers fight for share of B.C. lottery win. Two co-workers of a British Columbian lottery pool are claiming that they have been cheated out of a share of a $14.5 million jackpot.
- Animal group sues Powerball lottery winners. A bird refuge in Arizona is the second animal group to sue New Hampshire Powerball winners, accusing them of failing to deliver promised donations.
- Vermont Lottery to Issue Amber Alerts. State officials have enlisted the Vermont Lottery to aid the Amber Alert system, which Rep. Patricia O'Donnell, R-Vernon, initiated in the Legislature.
- All or nothing: Lottery player rejects $1.7M lost-ticket offer. A gutsy Cape Cod retiree coolly bet a bundle on Lady Luck yesterday, rejecting a sure $1.7 million share of a discarded Lottery ticket in a high-stakes bid to win it all.
- Lottery Vendors Object to Tenn.-Georgia Partnership. Private lottery vendors say a proposed partnership between the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries would be unfair, expensive, and would hurt Tennessee.
- $115 Million Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs. There were no jackpot winners in the Saturday Powerball drawing, but 759,003 Powerball players across the nation won a total of more than $5.2 million in prizes. The jackpot for the Wednesday, August 27 Powerball drawing is $115 million, with a cash option of $59.5 million.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $26 Million. Since no ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated Friday's $21 million jackpot, that jackpot now grows to an estimated $26 million for the Tuesday, August 26, 2003 drawing.
- Lawmakers approve change to Oregon lottery law. The Oregon State Senate on Saturday voted 18-9 to change the law so bars and taverns can add a sixth video poker terminal - a move that's projected to generate $22 million.
- Pembroke Pines hits Lotto jackpot for a 4th time. Who said lightning can't strike twice? It hit in this city for the fourth time in 11 years on Saturday when a Florida Lotto ticket, a Quick Pick, matched all six numbers in the $27 million drawing.
- Lottery alliance winning support. For those prone to wager, a lottery partnership between Georgia and Tennessee looks like a pretty good bet these days.
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.$250 Million
Aug 28, 2007
- 5.€128.74 Million
Aug 25, 2016
- 6.$142 Million
Aug 27, 2016
- 7.€122 Million
Aug 25, 2020
- 8.$134 Million
Aug 28, 2018
- 9.$133 Million
Aug 27, 2010
- 10.€88 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 11.€88 Million
Aug 26, 2011
- 12.€108 Million
Aug 27, 2019
- 13.$116 Million
Aug 28, 2013
- 14.$115 Million
Aug 27, 2003
- 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.$90 Million
Aug 28, 2001
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 27, 2014
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 25, 2007
- 23.$76 Million
Aug 26, 2016
- 24.$73 Million
Aug 25, 2004
- 24.$73 Million
Aug 28, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Aug 25, 1980
40 years old
Thursday, Aug 25, 1977
43 years old
Wednesday, Aug 25, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Aug 25, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Aug 25, 1975
45 years old
Friday, Aug 25, 1967
53 years old
Wednesday, Aug 25, 1954
66 years old
Tuesday, Aug 25, 1953
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004. Over the next few days, the storm causes catastrophic flooding throughout much of eastern Texas, killing 106 people and causing $125 billion in damage.
- Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
- Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to nine years imprisonment for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.
- American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas.
- Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
- Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union.
- The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of Vukovar by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serb paramilitary forces, between August and November 1991 (during the Croatian War of Independence).
- Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
- Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the last planet in the Solar System at the time, due to Pluto being within Neptune's orbit from 1979 to 1999.
- Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.
- Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
- George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, is assassinated by a former member of his group.
- President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power, initiating a political crisis that culminates in a military coup in 1964.
- To avert a threatened strike during the Korean War, President Truman orders Secretary of the Army Frank Pace to seize control of the nation's railroads.
- The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
- Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party kill U.S. intelligence officer John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
- The August Revolution ends as Emperor Bảo Đại abdicates, ending the Nguyễn dynasty.
- World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
- World War II: Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons; a Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned back by an Allied air attack.
- World War II: The first Bombing of Berlin by the British Royal Air Force.
- The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
- The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
- Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends with the Red Army's defeat.
- The United States National Park Service is created.
- World War I: Japan declares war on Austria-Hungary.
- World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.
- Seven hundred Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
- Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
- France and Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế, recognizing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin.
- Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 21 hours and 45 minutes.
- The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
- The Belgian Revolution begins.
- The Thirty-Three Orientals declare the independence of Uruguay from Brazil.
- American fur trapper Hugh Glass is mauled by a grizzly bear while on an expedition in South Dakota.
- War of 1812: On the second day of the Burning of Washington, British troops torch the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, Department of War, and other public buildings.
- Seven Years' War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
- Portuguese forces are defeated by the Kingdom of Kandy at the Battle of Randeniwela in Sri Lanka.
- Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
- War of the Portuguese Succession: Spanish victory at the Battle of Alcântara brings about the Iberian Union.
- António Mota and a few companions become the first Europeans to visit Japan.
- The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
- Philip III, although suffering from dysentery, becomes King of France following the death of his father Louis IX, during the Eighth Crusade. His uncle, Charles I of Naples, is forced to begin peace negotiations with Muhammad I al-Mustansir, Hafsid Sultan of Tunis.
- Regent George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under Michael VIII Palaiologos, paving the way for its leader to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.
- The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
- Emperor Constantine V humiliates nineteen high-ranking officials, after discovering a plot against him. He executes the leaders, Constantine Podopagouros and his brother Strategios.
Births On This Day
- China Anne McClain, American actress and singer
- Edmunds Augstkalns, Latvian ice hockey player
- Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer and actress
- Ricardo Rodriguez, Swiss footballer
- Hiram Mier, Mexican footballer
- Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer
- Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
- Velimir Jovanović, Serbian footballer
- Blake Lively, American model and actress
- Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Justin Upton, American baseball player
- Adam Warren, American baseball player
- James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
- Rodney Ferguson, American footballer
- Florian Mohr, German footballer
- Anya Monzikova, Russian-American model and actress
- James Rossiter, English race car driver
- Jung Jung-suk, South Korean footballer (d. 2011)
- Rachel Bilson, American actress
- Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer
- Camille Pin, French tennis player
- Marlon Harewood, English footballer
- Philipp Mißfelder, German historian and politician (d. 2015)
- Deanna Nolan, American basketball player
- Kel Mitchell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Robert Mohr, German rugby player
- Masumi Asano, Japanese voice actress and producer
- Andy McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
- Javed Qadeer, Pakistani cricketer and coach
- Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
- Brad Drew, Australian rugby league player
- Petria Thomas, Australian swimmer and coach
- Pablo Ozuna, Dominican baseball player
- Fatih Akın, German director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jason Death, Australian rugby league player
- Doug Glanville, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Debbie Graham, American tennis player
- Robert Horry, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Adrian Lam, Papua New Guinean-Australian rugby league player and coach
- Jo Dee Messina, American singer-songwriter
- Claudia Schiffer, German model and fashion designer
- Olga Konkova, Norwegian-Russian pianist and composer
- Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor and television personality
- Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer
- Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- Yuri Mitsui, Japanese actress, model, and race car driver
- Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer-songwriter
- Spider One, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Rachael Ray, American chef, author, and television host
- Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player
- Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
- Albert Belle, American baseball player
- Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
- Terminator X, American hip-hop DJ
- Cornelius Bennett, American football player
- Sanjeev Sharma, Indian cricketer and coach
- Azmin Ali, Malaysian mathematician and politician
- Maxim Kontsevich, Russian-American mathematician and academic
- Blair Underwood, American actor
- Miro Cerar, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia
- Shock G, American rapper and producer
- Tiina Intelmann, Estonian lawyer and diplomat
- Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi author
- Theresa Andrews, American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion
- Vivian Campbell, Northern Irish rock guitarist and songwriter
- Michael Zorc, German footballer
- Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Joanne Whalley, English actress
- Georg Zellhofer, Austrian footballer and manager
- Ian Falconer, American author and illustrator
- Steve Levy, American lawyer and politician
- Bernardo Rezende, Brazilian volleyball coach and former player
- Lane Smith, American author and illustrator
- Ruth Ann Swenson, American soprano and actress
- Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
- Simon McBurney, English actor and director
- Frank Serratore, American ice hockey player and coach
- Matt Aitken, English songwriter and record producer
- Takeshi Okada, Japanese footballer, coach, and manager
- Henri Toivonen, Finnish race car driver (d. 1986)
- John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)
- Gerd Müller, German businessman and politician
- Elvis Costello, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Jim Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness, Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland
- Kurban Berdyev, Turkmen footballer and manager
- Geoff Downes, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
- Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
- Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter
- Bill Handel, Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host
- Willy DeVille, American singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
- Charles Fambrough, American bassist, composer, and producer (d. 2011)
- Martin Amis, British novelist
- Rijkman Groenink, Dutch banker and academic
- John Savage, American actor and producer
- Gene Simmons, Israeli-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Ledward Kaapana, American singer and guitarist
- Nicholas A. Peppas, Greek chemist and biologist
- Michael Kaluta, American author and illustrator
- Keith Tippett, British jazz pianist and composer (d. 2020)
- Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
- Charles Ghigna, American poet and author
- Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- Daniel Hulet, Belgian cartoonist (d. 2011)
- Hannah Louise Shearer, American screenwriter and producer
- Conrad Black, Canadian historian and author
- Jacques Demers, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician
- Anthony Heald, American actor
- Andrew Longmore, British lawyer and judge
- Nathan Deal, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 82nd Governor of Georgia
- Marshall Brickman, Brazilian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Mario Corso, Italian footballer and coach (d. 2020)
- Ludwig Müller, German footballer
- Wilhelm von Homburg, German boxer and actor (d. 2004)
- John Badham, English-American actor, director, and producer
- David Canary, American actor (d. 2015)
- Frederick Forsyth, English journalist and author
- Jimmy Hannan, Australian television host and singer (d. 2019)
- Virginia Euwer Wolff, American author
- Giridharilal Kedia, Indian businessman, founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management (d. 2009)
- Charles Wright, American poet
- Lise Bacon, Canadian judge and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
- Eddie Ilarde, Filipino journalist and politician (d. 2020)
- Patrick F. McManus, American journalist and author (d. 2018)
- Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer
- Tom Skerritt, American actor
- Regis Philbin, American actor and television host (d. 2020)
- Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (d. 2020)
- György Enyedi, Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)
- Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
- Crispin Tickell, English academic and diplomat, British Permanent Representative to the United Nations
- John "Kayo" Dottley, American football player (d. 2018)
- Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2004)
- Karl Korte, American composer and academic
- Herbert Kroemer, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Althea Gibson, American tennis player and golfer (d. 2003)
- Des Renford, Australian swimmer (d. 1999)
- Thea Astley, Australian journalist and author (d. 2004)
- Hilmar Hoffmann, German film and culture academic (d. 2018)
- Stepas Butautas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2001)
- Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Hungarian tennis player and coach (d. 2006)
- Álvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet (d. 2013)
- Allyre Sirois, Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2012)
- Monty Hall, Canadian-American television personality and game show host (d. 2017)
- Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, 20th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1999)
- Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (d. 2010)
- George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)
- Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (d. 2017)
- Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
- Richard Greene, English actor (d. 1985)
- Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
- Van Johnson, American actor (d. 2008)
- Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
- Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 2000)
- Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
- Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)
- Erich Honecker, German soldier and politician (d. 1994)
- Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2013)
- George Cisar, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- Dorothea Tanning, American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)
- Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)
- Michael Rennie, English actor and producer (d. 1971)
- Jim Smith, English cricketer (d. 1979)
- Faustina Kowalska, Polish nun and saint (d. 1938)
- Arpad Elo, Hungarian-American chess player, created the Elo rating system (d. 1992)
- Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and educator (d. 1972)
- Isobel Hogg Kerr Beattie, Scottish architect (d. 1970)
- Hans Adolf Krebs, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
- Paul Herman Buck, American historian and author (d. 1978)
- Helmut Hasse, German mathematician and academic (d. 1975)
- Arthur Wood, English cricketer (d. 1973)
- Henry Trendley Dean, American dentist (d. 1962)
- David Shimoni, Belarusian-Israeli poet and translator (d. 1956)
- Alexander Mair, Australian politician, 26th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1969)
- Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish journalist and politician, 2nd President of Ireland (d. 1966)
- Ted Birnie, English footballer and manager (d. 1935)
- Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)
- Tom Kiely, British-Irish decathlete (d. 1951)
- James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (d. 1951)
- Charles Richet, French physiologist and occultist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
- Ludwig II of Bavaria (d. 1886)
- Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
- George C. Magoun, American businessman (d. 1893)
- Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (d. 1902)
- Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1909)
- Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy (d. 1884)
- Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)
- Nikolay Zinin, Russian organic chemist (d. 1880)
- Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (d. 1880)
- Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author (d. 1850)
- James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)
- John Neal, American writer, critic, editor, lecturer, and activist (d. 1876)
- Ludwig I of Bavaria (d. 1868)
- Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral (d. 1853)
- Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (d. 1794)
- Franz Teyber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)
- Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)
- Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (d. 1792)
- George Stubbs, English painter and academic (d. 1806)
- Louis I of Spain (d. 1724)
- John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)
- François de la Chaise, French priest (d. 1709)
- Philipp Moritz, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg, German noble (d. 1638)
- Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (d. 1632)
- Lady Catherine Grey, English noblewoman (d. 1568)
- Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)
- Ippolito II d'Este, Italian cardinal and statesman (d. 1572)
- Innocenzo Cybo, Catholic cardinal (d. 1550)
- Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 2nd Duke of Alburquerque, Spanish duke (d. 1526)
Deaths On This Day
- Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian business magnate & engineer (b. 1937)
- John McCain, American politician (b. 1936)
- Rich Piana, American bodybuilder (b. 1971)
- Marvin Kaplan, American actor (b. 1927)
- José María Benegas, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
- Francis Sejersted, Norwegian historian and academic (b. 1936)
- William Greaves, American director and producer (b. 1926)
- Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1936)
- Nico M. M. Nibbering, Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1938)
- Uziah Thompson, Jamaican-American drummer and producer (b. 1936)
- Enrique Zileri, Peruvian journalist and publisher (b. 1931)
- Ciril Bergles, Slovene poet and translator (b. 1934)
- António Borges, Portuguese economist and banker (b. 1949)
- William Froug, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)
- Liu Fuzhi, Chinese academic and politician, 3rd Minister of Justice for China (b. 1917)
- Raghunath Panigrahi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1932)
- Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)
- Florencio Amarilla, Paraguayan footballer, coach, and actor (b. 1935)
- Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
- Roberto González Barrera, Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1930)
- Donald Gorrie, Scottish educator and politician (b. 1933)
- Lazar Mojsov, Macedonian politician (b. 1920)
- Ted Kennedy, American politician (b. 1932)
- Mandé Sidibé, Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1940)
- Ahmad Faraz, Pakistani poet (b. 1931)
- Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (b. 1964)
- Benjamin Aaron, American lawyer and scholar (b. 1915)
- Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
- Noor Hassanali, Trinidadian-Tobagonian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1918)
- Peter Glotz, Czech-German academic and politician (b. 1939)
- Tom Feelings, American author and illustrator (b. 1933)
- Dorothy Hewett, Australian author and poet (b. 1923)
- Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)
- Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
- Üzeyir Garih, Turkish engineer and businessman, co-founded Alarko Holding (b. 1929)
- Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver and businessman, founded Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)
- Carl Barks, American author and illustrator (b. 1901)
- Frederick C. Bock, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
- Jack Nitzsche, American pianist, composer, and producer (b. 1937)
- Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1955)
- Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1956)
- Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and Supreme Court justice (b. 1907)
- Doug Stegmeyer, American bass player and producer (b. 1951)
- Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1903)
- Art Rooney, American businessman, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (b. 1901)
- Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach (b. 1921)
- Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1899)
- Anna German, Polish singer (b. 1936)
- Nassos Kedrakas, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1915)
- Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)
- Stan Kenton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1911)
- Károly Kós, Hungarian architect, ethnologist, and politician (b. 1883)
- Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
- Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1875)
- Ted Lewis, American singer and clarinet player (b. 1890)
- Tachū Naitō, Japanese architect and engineer, designed the Tokyo Tower (b. 1886)
- Robert Cosgrove, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1884)
- Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1910)
- Stanley Bruce, Australian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
- Oscar Cabalén, Argentine race car driver (b. 1928)
- Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (b. 1895)
- George Lincoln Rockwell, American commander, politician, and activist, founded the American Nazi Party (b. 1918)
- Moonlight Graham, American baseball player and physician (b. 1879)
- Alfred Kinsey, American biologist and academic (b. 1894)
- John Birch, American soldier and missionary (b. 1918)
- Prince George, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
- Prince Jean, Duke of Guise (b. 1874)
- Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1904)
- Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian pilot, explorer, and author (b. 1870)
- Juliette Adam, French author (b. 1836)
- Dorothea Fairbridge, South African author and co-founder of Guild of Loyal Women (b. 1862)
- Frankie Campbell, American boxer (b. 1904)
- Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austrian field marshal (b. 1852)
- Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general and politician (b. 1818)
- Velma Caldwell Melville, American editor, and writer of prose and poetry (b. 1858)
- Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1886)
- Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1851)
- Henri Becquerel, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
- Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter and lithographer (b. 1836)
- Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, and critic (b. 1844)
- William Champ, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1808)
- Zinovios Valvis, Greek lawyer and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1791)
- Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (b. 1803)
- Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (b. 1791)
- William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (b. 1738)
- James Watt, Scottish-English engineer and instrument maker (b. 1736)
- Thomas Chittenden, Governor of the Vermont Republic (later 1st Governor of the State of Vermont) (b. 1730)
- Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian diplomat (b. 1727)
- David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1711)
- Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer and educator (b. 1714)
- Carlos Seixas, Portuguese organist and composer (b. 1704)
- Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1656)
- Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
- Henry Morgan, Welsh admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (b. 1635)
- Thomas Dekker, English author and playwright (b. 1572)
- Nicholas Hyde, Lord Chief Justice of England (b.c. 1572)
- Ahmad al-Mansur, Sultan of the Saadi dynasty (b. 1549)
- William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (b. 1532)
- Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English soldier and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1473)
- William Catesby, supporter of Richard III (b. 1450)
- Margaret of Anjou (b. 1429)
- Andrea Orcagna, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect
- Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham (b. 1260)
- Sir James Douglas, Scottish guerilla leader (b. 1286)
- Demasq Kaja, Chobanid
- Beatrice of Silesia, queen consort of Germany (b. c. 1292)
- Thomas de Cantilupe, English bishop and saint (b. 1218)
- Joan, Countess of Toulouse (b. 1220)
- Louis IX of France (b. 1214)
- Alphonso of Brienne (b. c. 1225)
- George Mouzalon, regent of the Empire of Nicaea
- Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
- Sisnando Davides, military leader
- Dietrich of Haldensleben, German margrave
- Constantine Podopagouros, Byzantine official
- Strategios Podopagouros, Byzantine general
- Gennadius I, patriarch of Constantinople
- Gratian, Roman emperor (b. 359)
- Saint Maginus, Christian hermit and martyr from Tarragona
- Yang Yan, Jin Dynasty empress (b. 238)
- AD 79
- Pliny the Elder, Roman commander and philosopher (b. 23)