On This Day in History: August 26
August 26 is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 127 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Mississippi Lottery announces its first daily draw game. Since officially launching on November 25, 2019, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation will be releasing its first-ever daily draw game this coming Tuesday, September 1.
- Lucky number 9: thousands of lottery players win a total of $9.2M with winning numbers 9-9-9-9. Thousands of North Carolina lottery players are celebrating lucky number 9 after winning numbers 9-9-9-9 were drawn for the Pick 4 game on Monday night.
- Florida Lottery admits error, winner collects two years later. A Florida man finally has his lottery prize after a local media investigation exposed a state error.
- Mississippi lottery bill advances, but more work remains. Mississippi could be inching closer to creating a lottery and leaving the list of six states that don't offer the game of chance.
- UK Lottery botched raffle draw results. Five players in a UK National Lottery raffle missed out on becoming millionaires after a technical fault on its website hid winning tickets, it can be revealed.
- Hope still alive: Alabama House passes modified lottery bill. The Alabama House of Representatives narrowly approved Gov. Robert Bentley's proposed state lottery Thursday night after 10 hours of contentious debate and two vote attempts.
- Alabama lottery proposal dead for now. Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, recently announced he will not push his bill to allow a statewide vote on a lottery and casinos during the second special session.
- Struggling couple wins $10M lottery jackpot. The overjoyed $10 million (US$10.5 million) winners of Thursday night's Australian Powerball game don't want to be named, but said they had been struggling to make ends meet on one income for years.
- Nebraska Lottery records best year ever. For the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011, The Nebraska Lottery recorded the highest revenue since the lottery began in 1993, marking the eighth consecutive year of increased sales.
- Ottawa man claims $25M Lotto Max prize. An Ottawa construction worker is $25 million richer after claiming his Lotto Max prize almost two weeks after the winning numbers were drawn.
- 24 employees at Toledo retirement home rejoice over big lottery win. 24 of the 77 employees at a Toledo, Ohio, retirement home will share $250,000 after hitting five of six numbers in the multi-state Mega Millions game.
- Florida's newest lottery millionaire. A Jackson County woman is the state's newest Florida lottery millionaire. Lottery officials presented 33-year-old Dawna McAlpin with her check today at the Grand Ridge convenience store that sold her the winning ticket. McAlpin is keeping a level head about her newfound wealth.
- Arkansas Lottery begins licensing retailers for ticket sales. A Murphy USA retail outlet in Magnolia on Wednesday received the first license issued in the state to sell tickets for Arkansas' scholarship lottery when scratch-off games begin next month.
- $325 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again. There has been another rollover in the top prize for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery -- expanding the jackpot to a staggering $325 million for the Friday drawing.
- Single winner in $314M Powerball lottery drawing. Powerball lottery officials say one winning ticket was sold in Indiana for Saturday night's $314 million jackpot.
- Powerball lottery changes go into effect Sunday. Changes to Powerball, the country's largest lotto game, take effect Sunday (August 28), with two new numbers added to the mix.
- Indiana Lottery has limit for Pick 3 and Pick 4 Numbers. There are occasions when the Hoosier Lottery will close betting on certain combinations when too many people are betting one number.
- Kansas lottery player keeps winning. Topeka resident Louis Guebara just added a third big payday to his list of lottery achievements.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $28 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $28 million, with a cash option of $15.3 million.
- Arizona Lottery has record sales. Arizonans pursuing quick riches bought a record $366.6 million in Lottery tickets in the year that ended June 30, a nearly 14 percent gain over the previous 12 months.
- Florida Man Accused Of Stealing Lottery Winnings. A former MetLife salesman from Tampa is accused of stealing more than $375,000 from brokerage and other accounts a millionaire lottery winner established with MetLife, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court.
- Bookkeeper's lottery habit costly. After serving a 14-month prison term for first-degree theft, the Federal Way woman, now 68, should have her $549,000 restitution bill paid off in a little over 457 years.
- Atlantic Lottery Corporation starts online ticket sales. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation has pioneered a controversial website that sells lottery tickets on the Internet.
- Kansas Lottery Winner to Stay Anonymous. Kansas Lottery officials have honored the request of the record-setting winner of the Super Kansas Cash drawing Wednesday to stay anonymous.
- USC, MUSC, Clemson awarded $6 million in matching lotto research funds. South Carolina's three research universities will work together on a project to produce human tissue and organs with the help of $6 million in state lottery funds.
- Lottery board sets criteria for ticket sellers. Retailers who want to sell tickets for the new Tennessee lottery must abide by a list of criteria set Monday by the lottery corporation board.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$336 Million
Aug 28, 2009
- 2.$250 Million
Aug 28, 2007
- 3.€140 Million
Aug 28, 2020
- 4.€129.75 Million
Aug 27, 2016
- 5.$142 Million
Aug 27, 2016
- 6.$134 Million
Aug 28, 2018
- 7.$133 Million
Aug 27, 2010
- 8.€88 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 9.€88 Million
Aug 26, 2011
- 10.€108 Million
Aug 27, 2019
- 11.$116 Million
Aug 28, 2013
- 12.$115 Million
Aug 27, 2003
- 13.$114 Million
Aug 26, 2008
- 14.$105 Million
Aug 27, 2002
- 15.$103 Million
Aug 27, 2019
- 16.$100 Million
Aug 26, 2015
- 16.$100 Million
Aug 28, 2004
- 18.$97 Million
Aug 26, 2005
- 19.$90 Million
Aug 28, 2001
- 20.$86 Million
Aug 29, 2007
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 27, 2014
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 29, 2018
- 23.$76 Million
Aug 26, 2016
- 24.$73 Million
Aug 28, 2012
- 25.€61 Million
Aug 31, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Aug 26, 1998
22 years old
Saturday, Aug 26, 1989
31 years old
Thursday, Aug 26, 1982
38 years old
Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
44 years old
Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Aug 26, 1970
50 years old
Tuesday, Aug 26, 1969
51 years old
Monday, Aug 26, 1968
52 years old
Saturday, Aug 26, 1967
53 years old
Friday, Aug 26, 1955
65 years old
Thursday, Aug 26, 1954
66 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Three people are killed and eleven wounded during a mass shooting at a Madden NFL '19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Two U.S. journalists are shot and killed by a disgruntled former coworker while conducting a live report in Moneta, Virginia.
- The Jay Report into the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal is published.
- The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA.
- Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is discovered alive in California after being missing for over 18 years.
- A Beechcraft 1900 operating as Colgan Air Flight 9446 crashes after taking off from Barnstable Municipal Airport in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, killing both pilots on board.
- Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
- The first flight of the Air Force Delta III ends in disaster 75 seconds after liftoff resulting in the loss of the Galaxy X satellite.
- Beni Ali massacre occurs in Algeria, leaving 60 to 100 people dead.
- After John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, in the United States, the FBI inadvertently detonates the bomb during its disarming.
- Papal conclave: Albino Luciani is elected as Pope John Paul I.
- The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
- The fiftieth anniversary of American women being able to vote is marked by a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.
- The South African Border War starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.
- World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
- The Holocaust in Ukraine: At Chortkiv, the Ukrainian police and German Schutzpolizei deport two thousand Jews to Bełżec extermination camp. Five hundred of the sick and children are murdered on the spot. This continued until the next day.
- Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
- Spanish Civil War: Santander falls to the nationalists and the republican interprovincial council is dissolved.
- Greco-Turkish War (1919-22): Turkish army launched what has come to be known to the Turks as the Great Offensive (Büyük Taarruz). The major Greek defense positions were overrun.
- The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
- World War I: The German colony of Togoland surrenders to French and British forces after a 20-day campaign.
- World War I: During the retreat from Mons, the British II Corps commanded by General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien fights a vigorous and successful defensive action at Le Cateau.
- The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
- Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupts in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.
- War of the Sixth Coalition: An impromptu battle takes place when French and Prussian-Russian forces accidentally run into each other near Liegnitz, Prussia (now Legnica, Poland).
- The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
- John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
- The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
- The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
- Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
- Jesuits all over Chile are arrested as the Spanish Empire suppresses the Society of Jesus.
- The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia.
- Francisco de Orellana crosses South America from Guayaquil on the Pacific coast to the mouth of the Amazon River on the Atlantic coast.
- Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs: A vastly outnumbered force of Swiss Confederates is defeated by the Dauphin Louis (future Louis XI of France) and his army of 'Armagnacs' near Basel.
- At the Battle of Crécy, an English army easily defeats a French one twice its size.
- Chittorgarh falls to the Delhi Sultanate, after which thirty thousand Hindu inhabitants are killed.
- Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolf I of Germany defeat Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle on the Marchfeld near Dürnkrut in (then) Moravia.
- The Seljuq Turks defeat the Byzantine army at the Battle of Manzikert, and soon gain control of most of Anatolia.
- Yazid I's army kills 11,000 people of Medina including notable Sahabas in Battle of al-Harrah.
Births On This Day
- Kotoshoho Yoshinari, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Jessica Diggins, American cross-country skier
- Mateo Musacchio, Argentinian footballer
- James Harden, American basketball player
- Elvis Andrus, Venezuelan baseball player
- Evan Ross, American actor
- Danielle Savre, American actress
- Wayne Simmonds, Canadian ice hockey player
- Lars Stindl, German football player
- Juan Joseph, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
- Vladislav Gussev, Estonian footballer
- Colin Kazim-Richards, Turkish footballer
- Cassie Ventura, American singer, dancer, actress and model
- Oleksiy Kasyanov, Ukrainian decathlete
- Brandon McDonald, American football player
- David Price, American baseball player
- Mattia Cassani, Italian footballer
- Félix Porteiro, Spanish race car driver
- Angelo Iorio, Italian footballer
- John Mulaney, American comedian, actor, writer, and producer
- Jayson Nix, American baseball player
- Noah Welch, American ice hockey player
- Tino Best, Barbadian cricketer
- Sebastian Bönig, German footballer
- Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
- Vangelis Moras, Greek footballer
- Petey Williams, Canadian wrestler
- Macaulay Culkin, American actor
- Brendan Harris, American baseball player
- Manolis Papamakarios, Greek basketball player
- Chris Pine, American actor
- Jamal Lewis, American football player
- Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
- Rubén Arriaza Pazos, Spanish footballer
- Therese Alshammar, Swedish swimmer
- Liam Botham, English rugby player and cricketer
- Saeko Chiba, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Simone Motta, Italian footballer
- Mike Colter, American actor
- Amaia Montero, Spanish singer-songwriter
- Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player and coach
- Kelvin Cato, American basketball player and coach
- Meredith Eaton, American actress
- Richard Evatt, English boxer (d. 2012)
- Thalía, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actress
- Jason Little, Australian rugby player
- Melissa McCarthy, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
- Brett Schultz, South African cricketer
- Adrian Young, American drummer and songwriter
- Chris Boardman, English cyclist
- Michael Gove, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Education
- Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player and coach
- Shirley Manson, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
- Marcus du Sautoy, English mathematician and academic
- Chris Burke, American actor
- Allegra Huston, English-American author and screenwriter
- Bobby Jurasin, American-Canadian football player and coach
- Chad Kreuter, American baseball player and manager
- Zadok Malka, Israeli footballer and manager
- Torsten Schmitz, German boxer
- Carsten Wolf, German cyclist
- Mehriban Aliyeva, 1st Vice President of Azerbaijan, goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO.
- David Byas, English cricketer and umpire
- Stephen J. Dubner, American journalist and author
- Patrice Oppliger, American author, critic, and academic
- Roger Kingdom, American hurdler
- Daniel Lévi, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and pianist
- Jeff Parrett, American baseball player
- Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader
- Ola Ray, American model and actress
- Oliver Colvile, English lawyer and politician
- Stan Van Gundy, American basketball player and coach
- Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
- Nikky Finney, American poet and academic
- Sally Beamish, English viola player and composer
- Brett Cullen, American actor
- Mark Mangino, American football player and coach
- Ian Dejardin, English historian and curator
- Giuseppe Resnati, Italian chemist and educator
- Howard Clark, English golfer and sportscaster
- Tracy Krohn, American race car driver and businessman
- Hugh Pelham, British academic and educator
- David Hurley, Australian general and politician, 27th Governor General of Australia
- Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
- Bryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player
- Michael Jeter, American actor (d. 2003)
- Will Shortz, American journalist and puzzle creator
- Gerd Bonk, German weightlifter (d. 2014)
- Bill Whitaker, American journalist
- Edward Witten, American physicist and academic
- Allahshukur Pashazadeh, Azerbaijani cleric
- Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2019)
- Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
- Zhou Ji, Chinese engineer and politician, 14th Chinese Minister of Education
- Valerie Simpson, American singer-songwriter
- Alison Steadman, English actress
- Tom Ridge, American sergeant and politician, 1st Secretary of Homeland Security
- Alan Parker, English guitarist and songwriter
- Judith Rees, English geographer and academic
- Maureen Tucker, American singer-songwriter and drummer
- Dori Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dennis Turner, Baron Bilston, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- Chow Kwai Lam, Malaysian football coach and player (d. 2018)
- Chris Curtis, English drummer and singer (d. 2005)
- Jane Merrow, English actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Barbet Schroeder, French-Swiss director and producer
- Michael Cockerell, English journalist
- Vic Dana, American dancer and singer
- Don LaFontaine, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Nik Turner, English musician and songwriter
- Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli businessman and politician (d. 2007)
- Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazilian banker and financier
- Jet Black, English drummer
- Don Bowman, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Benedict Anderson, American political scientist and academic (d. 2015)
- Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
- Karen Spärck Jones, English computer scientist and academic (d. 2007)
- Tom Heinsohn, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2020)
- Kevin Ryan, Australian rugby player, coach, lawyer and politician
- Luis Salvadores Salvi, Chilean basketball player (d. 2014)
- Kálmán Markovits, Hungarian water polo player (d. 2009)
- Joe Solomon, Guyanese cricketer and coach
- Reuben Kamanga, Zambian soldier and politician, 1st Vice President of Zambia (d. 1996)
- Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (d. 2015)
- Anahit Tsitsikian, Armenian violinist and educator (d. 1999)
- Robert Vickrey, American painter and author (d. 2011)
- Jack Hirshleifer, American economist and academic (d. 2005)
- Alain Peyrefitte, French scholar and politician, Minister of Justice for France (d. 1999)
- Pyotr Todorovsky, Ukrainian-Russian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2013)
- Etelka Keserű, Hungarian economist and politician (d. 2018)
- Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt, Chilean composer (d. 2010)
- Alex Kellner, American baseball player (d. 1996)
- Wolfgang Sawallisch, German pianist and conductor (d. 2013)
- Irving R. Levine, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
- Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and scholar (d. 1994)
- Benjamin C. Bradlee, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
- Brant Parker, American illustrator (d. 2007)
- Prem Tinsulanonda, Thai general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2019)
- Gerard Campbell, American priest and academic (d. 2012)
- Katherine Johnson, American physicist and mathematician (d. 2020)
- Humphrey Searle, English composer and conductor (d. 1982)
- Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and translator (d. 1984)
- Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish soldier and poet (d. 2008)
- Otto Binder, American author and screenwriter (d. 1974)
- Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun, missionary, Catholic saint, and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
- Eric Davies, South African cricketer and educator (d. 1976)
- Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)
- Gene Moore, American baseball player (d. 1978)
- Walter Bruno Henning, Prussian-American linguist and scholar (d. 1967)
- Aubrey Schenck, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1999)
- Bunny Austin, English tennis player (d. 2000)
- Albert Sabin, Polish-American physician and virologist, developed the polio vaccine (d. 1993)
- Christopher Isherwood, English-American author and academic (d. 1986)
- Joe Hulme, English footballer and cricketer (d. 1991)
- Caroline Pafford Miller, American author (d. 1992)
- Eleanor Dark, Australian author and poet (d. 1985)
- Hans Kammler, German SS officer and engineer (d. 1945)
- Jimmy Rushing, American singer and bandleader (d. 1972)
- Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Vietnam (d. 1987)
- Chen Yi, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 1972)
- Margaret Utinsky, American nurse, recipient of the Medal of Freedom (d. 1970)
- Hellmuth Walter, German-American engineer and businessman (d. 1980)
- Peggy Guggenheim, American-Italian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1979)
- Yun Posun, South Korean activist and politician, 2nd President of South Korea (d. 1990)
- Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian soldier and politician (d. 1990)
- Sparky Adams, American baseball player and farmer (d. 1989)
- Acharya Chatursen Shastri, Indian author and playwright (d. 1960)
- Gustavo R. Vincenti, Maltese architect and developer (d. 1974)
- Jules Romains, French author and poet (d. 1972)
- James Franck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
- Sam Hardy, English footballer (d. 1966)
- Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1918)
- John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish-Canadian historian and politician, 15th Governor General of Canada (d. 1940)
- Zona Gale, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1938)
- Lee de Forest, American engineer and academic, invented the Audion tube (d. 1961)
- Arthur James Arnot, Scottish-Australian engineer, designed the Spencer Street Power Station (d. 1946)
- Herbert Booth, Canadian songwriter and bandleader (d. 1926)
- Clara Schønfeld, Danish actress (d. 1939)
- Arnold Fothergill, English cricketer (d. 1932)
- Martha Darley Mutrie, British painter (d. 1885)
- Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1861)
- Saint Innocent of Alaska, Russian Orthodox missionary priest, then the first Orthodox bishop and archbishop in the Americas, and finally the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia (d. 1879)
- Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan soldier and politician, 4th President of Uruguay (d. 1857)
- William Joseph Behr, German publicist and academic (d. 1851)
- Manuel Abad y Queipo, Spanish-born Mexican bishop (d. 1825)
- Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist and biologist (d. 1794)
- Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor, invented the hot air balloon (d. 1810)
- Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1790)
- Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1777)
- Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault, French singer-songwriter (d. 1791)
- Elisha Williams, English colonial minister, academic, and politician (d. 1755)
- Robert Walpole, English scholar and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1745)
- Frederick V, Elector Palatine, Bohemian king (d. 1632)
- Humilis of Bisignano, Italian Franciscan friar and saint (d. 1637)
- Bernardino Poccetti, Italian painter (d. 1612)
- Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)
Deaths On This Day
- Neil Simon, American playwright and author (b. 1927)
- Tobe Hooper, American film director (b. 1943)
- Amelia Boynton Robinson, American activist (b. 1911)
- Donald Eric Capps, American theologian, author, and academic (b. 1939)
- P. J. Kavanagh, English poet and author (b. 1931)
- Stefanos Manikas, Greek politician (b. 1952)
- Francisco San Diego, Filipino bishop (b. 1935)
- Christian Bourquin, French lawyer and politician (b. 1954)
- Peter Bacon Hales, American historian, photographer, and author (b. 1950)
- Caroline Kellett, English journalist (b. 1960)
- Chūsei Sone, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
- Hélie de Saint Marc, French soldier (b. 1922)
- John J. Gilligan, American soldier and politician, 62nd Governor of Ohio (b. 1921)
- Bill Schmitz, American football player and coach (b. 1954)
- Jack Sinagra, American lawyer and politician (b. 1950)
- Clyde A. Wheeler, American soldier and politician (b. 1921)
- Russ Alben, American composer and businessman (b. 1929)
- Reginald Bartholomew, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1936)
- Jacques Bensimon, Canadian director and producer (b. 1943)
- Krzysztof Wilmanski, Polish-German physicist and academic (b. 1940)
- George Band, Taiwanese-English mountaineer and author (b. 1929)
- Patrick C. Fischer, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)
- John McAleese, Scottish sergeant (b. 1949)
- Raimon Panikkar, Catalan priest and scholar (b. 1918)
- Dominick Dunne, American journalist and novelist (b. 1925)
- Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger jurist and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1928)
- Rainer Barzel, Polish-German lawyer and politician, Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1924)
- Clyde Walcott, Barbadian cricketer and coach (b. 1926)
- Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1960)
- Robert Denning, American art collector and interior designer (b. 1927)
- Moondog King, Canadian wrestler and politician (b. 1949)
- Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1952)
- Jim Wacker, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
- Louis Muhlstock, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1904)
- Marita Petersen, Faroese educator and politician, 8th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1940)
- Akbar Adibi, Iranian engineer and academic (b. 1939)
- Bunny Austin, English tennis player (b. 1906)
- Frederick Reines, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- John Brunner, English-Scottish author and poet (b. 1934)
- Reima Pietilä, Finnish architect, co-designed the Kaleva Church (b. 1923)
- Bob de Moor, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1925)
- Mildred Albert, American fashion commentator, TV and radio personality, and fashion show producer (b. 1905)
- Tang Chang, Thai artist (b. 1934)
- Irving Stone, American author (b. 1903)
- Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
- John Goddard, Barbadian-English cricketer and manager (b. 1919)
- Georg Wittig, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- Ted Knight, American actor (b. 1923)
- Roger Nash Baldwin, American trade union leader, co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (b. 1884)
- Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)
- Rosa Albach-Retty, German-Austrian actress (b. 1874)
- Tex Avery, American animator, director, and voice actor (b. 1908)
- Mika Waltari, Finnish author, translator, and academic (b. 1908)
- Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1899)
- José Manuel Moreno, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1916)
- H. A. Rey, German-American author and illustrator, created Curious George (b. 1898)
- Lotte Lehmann, German-American soprano (b. 1888)
- Olaf Holtedahl, Norwegian geologist and academic (b. 1885)
- Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and explorer (b. 1902)
- Francis Chichester, English pilot and sailor (b. 1901)
- Kay Francis, American actress (b. 1905)
- W. W. E. Ross, Canadian geophysicist and poet (b. 1894)
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer and educator (b. 1872)
- Alfred Wagenknecht, German-American activist (b. 1881)
- Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
- Franz Werfel, Austrian author and playwright (b. 1890)
- Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat (b. 1909)
- Bîmen Şen, Turkish composer and songwriter (b. 1873)
- Lon Chaney, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1883)
- Matthias Erzberger, German publicist and politician (b. 1875)
- Sándor Wekerle, Hungarian jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1848)
- William James, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1842)
- Mariam Baouardy, Syrian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (b. 1846)
- Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer and academic (b. 1791)
- Louis Philippe I of France (b. 1773)
- Theodor Körner, German soldier and author (b. 1791)
- Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires, French-Spanish sailor and politician, 10th Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (b. 1753)
- George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, English soldier and politician, 3rd Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1716)
- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch microscopist and biologist (b. 1632)
- Constantin Brâncoveanu, Ruler of Wallachia (b. 1654)
- Edward Fowler, English bishop and author (b. 1632)
- Frans Hals, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1580)
- António, Prior of Crato (b. 1531)
- Petrus Ramus, French philosopher and logician (b. 1515)
- Margaret Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)
- Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (b. 1449)
- Ernest, Elector of Saxony (b. 1441)
- Catherine Zaccaria, Despotess of the Morea
- Mikhail II, Grand Prince of Tver (b. 1333)
- Thomas Bradwardine, English archbishop, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1290)
- Charles II, Count of Alençon (b. 1297)
- Louis I, Count of Flanders (b. 1304)
- Louis II, Count of Blois
- Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1320)
- John of Bohemia (b. 1296)
- Ottokar II of Bohemia (b. 1233)
- Michael IV of Constantinople
- Kōkō, emperor of Japan (b. 830)
- Arechis II, duke of Benevento