On This Day in History: August 27
August 27 is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 126 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- The man who won the lottery 14 times (part 2). How a rogue Romanian economist legally gamed the lottery and won millions of dollars around the world.
- Senate Democrats kill Alabama lottery bill over dog track concerns. Alabama voters won't have their say on whether to allow a state lottery after Senate Democrats killed the bill that proposed a constitutional changes permitting a state lottery.
- Kentucky Lottery finally able to advertise where the money goes. For the first time in its 25 year history, the Kentucky Lottery is advertising where proceeds from the sale of its games are spent.
- Pennsylvania Lottery game development: Little left to chance. Every one of the 50 to 54 instant lottery games introduced each year by the Pennsylvania Lottery receives an abundance of forethought from how it looks, how it's played and how it will be received by players.
- Arkansas Lottery revives Million Dollar Raffle, plans 46 new instant games. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will roll out a new statewide raffle game with a top $1 million prize and more than 40 new instant tickets in the next year, officials said Monday.
- Twelve things not to do if you win the lottery. If you happen to be lucky enough to win a lottery, please avoid some of the simple mistakes, and complex mistakes, that have taken other lottery winners into bankruptcy.
- New Arkansas Lottery jackpot game kicks off today. Starting today, Arkansas Lottery players can play the state's new Natural State Jackpot game, featuring a rolling jackpot that starts at a minimum of $25,000.
- Former Snow White wins lottery. A 22-year-old Rancho Cucamonga, California, resident who works as Snow White at Disneyland, won the $5.2 million jackpot on the California Lottery's "Make Me a Millionaire" show.
- Massachusetts woman scratches a $4 million lottery win. A Warrendale, Massachusetts woman who bought a winning scratch ticket at a Main Street convenience store this week says the $4 million prize will not completely transform her life.
- Elderly California woman loses $250,000 to foreign lottery scam. An elderly woman from Lodi, California, was scammed to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars.
- Tennessee couple wins $500,000 lottery prize. Pat Bates, 57, of Fairview, won a lottery sum of $500,000, making her the recipient of the largest Tennessee Powerball prize to date.
- California has 'lottery fever'. The California SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday is currently valued at $95 million, and is the seventh largest in the state's history, according to lottery spokeswoman Norma Minas.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $33 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has increased to $33 million following last night's drawing in which there was was no jackpot-winning ticket.
- Lottery syndicate robbed of winnings at celebration party. An Italian Lottery syndicate won and lost a fortune when members were robbed at gunpoint as they divided up their £30,000 (US$47,000) winnings.
- S.C. lotto questions deal with Georgia. Top officials in South Carolina said Tuesday savings projections acquired by Tennessee lottery board members regarding a potential partnership with the successful Georgia lottery are likely inaccurate.
- N.D. LOTTERY: Board supports two extra games. North Dakota gamblers may have their pick of two additional lotteries next year, which offer smaller prizes and less daunting odds than the more widely played Powerball game.
- Bigger jackpot means higher lottery sales. Many customers of the Blue Flash Food Mart - the location where the last West Virginia Powerball jackpot winner was sold - are hoping that lightning can strike twice.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$336 Million
Aug 28, 2009
- 2.$250 Million
Aug 28, 2007
- 3.€129.75 Million
Aug 27, 2016
- 4.$142 Million
Aug 27, 2016
- 5.€97 Million
Aug 30, 2011
- 6.$134 Million
Aug 28, 2018
- 7.$133 Million
Aug 27, 2010
- 8.$132 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 9.€88 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 10.€108 Million
Aug 27, 2019
- 11.$116 Million
Aug 28, 2013
- 12.$115 Million
Aug 27, 2003
- 13.$111 Million
Aug 30, 2005
- 14.$110 Million
Aug 29, 2015
- 15.$105 Million
Aug 27, 2002
- 16.$103 Million
Aug 27, 2019
- 17.$100 Million
Aug 28, 2004
- 18.$90 Million
Aug 28, 2001
- 19.$86 Million
Aug 29, 2007
- 20.$84 Million
Aug 30, 2016
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 27, 2014
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 29, 2018
- 23.$75 Million
Aug 30, 2006
- 24.$73 Million
Aug 28, 2012
- 25.€57 Million
Sep 2, 2005
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Aug 27, 1982
37 years old
Wednesday, Aug 27, 1975
44 years old
Sunday, Aug 27, 1972
47 years old
Sunday, Aug 27, 1967
52 years old
Thursday, Aug 27, 1964
55 years old
Thursday, Aug 27, 1964
55 years old
Tuesday, Aug 27, 1963
56 years old
Saturday, Aug 27, 1960
59 years old
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Monday, Aug 27, 1956
63 years old
Friday, Aug 27, 1954
65 years old
Wednesday, Aug 27, 1952
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.
- Internal conflict in Burma: The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.
- Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
- Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
- The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.
- The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
- Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
- The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
- Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa. Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claim to be avenging the massacre of 1⁄2 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
- A massive bomb planted by extortionist John Birges explodes at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada after a failed disarming attempt by the FBI. Although the hotel is damaged, no one is injured.
- A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British retired admiral Lord Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland.
- The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
- An attempted coup d'état fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
- South Vietnamese junta leader Nguyễn Khánh enters into a triumvirate power-sharing arrangement with rival generals Trần Thiện Khiêm and Dương Văn Minh, who had both been involved in plots to unseat Khánh.
- The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
- The nuclear power station at Calder Hall in the United Kingdom was connected to the national power grid becoming the world's first commercial nuclear power station to generate electricity on an industrial scale.
- World War II: Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
- World War II: Aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe razes to the ground the village of Vorizia in Crete.
- First day of the Sarny Massacre.
- First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.
- The first Afrikaans Bible is introduced during a Bible Festival in Bloemfontein.
- The Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by fifteen nations. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.
- Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?"
- Greco-Turkish War: The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Kingdom of Greece.
- Mexican Revolution: Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.
- World War I: The Kingdom of Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary, entering the war as one of the Allied nations.
- World War I: Battle of Étreux: A British rearguard action by the Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Great Retreat.
- Anglo-Zanzibar War: The shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45), between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
- The Sea Islands hurricane strikes the United States near Savannah, Georgia, killing between 1,000-2,000 people.
- Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change.
- The Georgia hurricane makes landfall near Savannah, Georgia, resulting in an estimated 700 deaths.
- Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.
- Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrenders to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.
- Brazil and Argentina recognize the sovereignty of Uruguay in the Treaty of Montevideo
- French Emperor Napoleon I defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.
- Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
- Wolfe Tone's United Irish and French forces clash with the British Army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in the creation of the French puppet Republic of Connacht.
- French Revolutionary Wars: The city of Toulon revolts against the French Republic and admits the British and Spanish fleets to seize its port, leading to the Siege of Toulon by French Revolutionary forces.
- Battle of Long Island: In what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
- The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing Empire (Julian calendar).
- Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
- The Battle of St. Quentin results in Emmanuel Philibert becoming Duke of Savoy.
- Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are crowned junior king and queen of England.
- The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.
Births On This Day
- Kevin Huerter, American basketball player
- Sergey Sirotkin (racing driver), Russian racing driver
- Sarah Hecken, German figure skater
- Olivier Le Gac, French cyclist
- Blake Jenner, American actor and singer
- Stephen Morris, American football player
- Kim Petras, German singer-songwriter
- Ayame Gouriki, Japanese actress and singer
- Lee Sung-yeol, South Korean actor and singer
- Luuk de Jong, Dutch footballer
- Romain Amalfitano, French footballer
- Juliana Cannarozzo, American figure skater and actress
- Alexa PenaVega, American actress and singer
- Joel Grant, English-Jamaican footballer
- Darren McFadden, American football player
- Sebastian Kurz, Austrian politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria
- Kevan Hurst, English footballer
- Nikica Jelavić, Croatian footballer
- Alexandra Nechita, Romanian-American painter and sculptor
- David Bentley, English footballer
- Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
- Joanna McGilchrist, English rugby player and physiotherapist
- Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor
- Maxwell Cabelino Andrade, Brazilian footballer
- Alessandro Gamberini, Italian footballer
- Sarah Neufeld, Canadian violinist
- Aaron Paul, American actor and producer
- Rusty Smith, American speed skater
- Deco, Brazilian-Portuguese footballer
- Justin Miller, American baseball player (d. 2013)
- Sarah Chalke, Canadian actress
- Audrey C. Delsanti, French astronomer and biologist
- Milano Collection A.T., Japanese wrestler
- Carlos Moyá, Spanish-Swiss tennis player
- Mark Webber, Australian race car driver
- Blake Adams, American golfer
- Mase, American rapper, songwriter and pastor
- Jonny Moseley, Puerto Rican-American skier and television host
- Mark Rudan, Australian footballer and manager
- Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
- José Vidro, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer
- Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
- Dietmar Hamann, German footballer and manager
- Burak Kut, Turkish singer-songwriter
- Johan Norberg, Swedish historian and author
- Jaap-Derk Buma, Dutch field hockey player
- Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
- Jimmy Pop, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- The Great Khali, Indian Professional Wrestler
- Ernest Faber, Dutch footballer and manager
- Kyung Lah, South Korean-American journalist
- Hisayuki Okawa, Japanese runner
- Aygül Özkan, German lawyer and politician
- Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and coach
- Mark Ilott, English cricketer
- Tony Kanal, British-American bass player. songwriter, and record producer (No Doubt)
- Jim Thome, American baseball player and manager
- Karl Unterkircher, Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)
- Mark Ealham, English cricketer
- Cesar Millan, Mexican-American dog trainer, television personality, and author
- Reece Shearsmith, English actor, comedian and writer
- Chandra Wilson, American actress and director
- Daphne Koller, Israeli-American computer scientist and academic
- Michael Long, New Zealand golfer
- Matthew Ridge, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
- Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Rob Burnett, American football player and sportscaster
- Jeroen Duyster, Dutch rower
- René Higuita, Colombian footballer
- Juhan Parts, Estonian lawyer and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Estonia
- Scott Dibble, American lawyer and politician
- Wayne James, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
- Ange Postecoglou, Greek-Australian footballer and coach
- Stephan Elliott, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Paul Bernardo - Canadian serial rapist and murderer
- Yolanda Adams, American singer, producer, and actress
- Mark Curry, English television host and actor
- Tom Ford, American fashion designer
- Steve McDowall, English rugby player
- Helmut Winklhofer, German footballer
- Daniela Romo, Mexican singer, actress and TV hostess
- Gerhard Berger, Austrian race car driver
- Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian painter and sculptor
- Denice Denton, American engineer and academic (d. 2006)
- Frode Fjellheim, Norwegian pianist and composer
- András Petőcz, Hungarian author and poet
- Jeanette Winterson, English journalist and novelist
- Sergei Krikalev, Russian engineer and astronaut
- Tom Lanoye, Belgian author, poet, and playwright
- Hugh Orde, British police officer
- Jeff Grubb, American game designer and author
- Bernhard Langer, German golfer
- Glen Matlock, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
- Diana Scarwid, American actress
- John Lloyd, English tennis player and sportscaster
- Rajesh Thakker, English physician and academic
- Derek Warwick, English race car driver
- Tom Berryhill, American businessman and politician
- Alex Lifeson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Joan Smith, English journalist and author
- Peter Stormare, Swedish actor, director, and playwright
- Paul Reubens, American actor and comedian
- Buddy Bell, American baseball player and manager
- Mack Brown, American football player and coach
- Randall Garrison, American-Canadian criminologist and politician
- Charles Fleischer, American comedian and actor
- Neil Murray, Scottish bass player and songwriter
- Edmund Weiner, English lexicographer and author
- Jeff Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Leah Jamieson, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic
- Ann Murray, Irish soprano
- John Mehler, American drummer
- Deborah Swallow, English historian and curator
- Philippe Vallois, French director and screenwriter
- Barbara Bach, American model and actress
- Halil Berktay, Turkish historian and academic
- Kirk Francis, American engineer and producer
- Peter Krieg, German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- John Morrison, New Zealand cricketer and politician
- Gavin Pfuhl, South African cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2002)
- Tony Howard, Barbadian cricketer and manager
- Douglas R. Campbell, Canadian lawyer and judge
- Tim Bogert, American singer and bass player
- Chuck Girard, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Bob Kerrey, American lieutenant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient, 35th Governor of Nebraska
- Tuesday Weld, American model and actress
- Daryl Dragon, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2019)
- Brian Peckford, Canadian educator and politician, 3rd Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Cesária Évora, Cape Verdean singer (d. 2011)
- János Konrád, Hungarian water polo player and swimmer (d. 2014)
- Harrison Page, American actor
- Fernest Arceneaux, American singer and accordion player (d. 2008)
- Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (d. 1994)
- William Least Heat-Moon, American travel writer and historian
- Edward Patten, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
- Nikola Pilić, Yugoslav tennis player and coach
- Alice Coltrane, American pianist and composer (d. 2007)
- Tommy Sands, American pop singer and actor
- Joel Kovel, American scholar and author (d. 2018)
- Lien Chan, Taiwanese politician, Vice President of the Republic of China
- Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
- Michael Holroyd, English author
- Frank Yablans, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2014)
- Cor Brom, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2008)
- Antonia Fraser, English historian and author
- Sri Chinmoy, Indian-American guru and poet (d. 2007)
- Joe Cunningham, American baseball player and coach
- Gholamreza Takhti, Iranian wrestler and politician (d. 1968)
- Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (d. 2007)
- George Scott, Canadian-American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)
- Péter Boross, Hungarian lawyer and politician, 54th Prime Minister of Hungary
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi, South African politician, Chief Minister of KwaZulu
- Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (d. 2003)
- George Brecht, American-German chemist and composer (d. 2008)
- Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)
- Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Italian cardinal (d. 2017)
- Nat Lofthouse, English footballer and manager (d. 2011)
- Saiichi Maruya, Japanese author and critic (d. 2012)
- Bill Neilson, Australian politician, 34th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1989)
- Jaswant Singh Neki, Indian poet and academic (d. 2015)
- Carter Stanley, American bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
- David Rowbotham, Australian journalist and poet (d. 2010)
- Rosalie E. Wahl, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)
- Jimmy Greenhalgh, English footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Roelof Kruisinga, Dutch physician and politician, Minister of Defence for The Netherlands (d. 2012)
- Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1996)
- Leo Penn, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
- Baptiste Manzini, American football player (d. 2008)
- James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, Northern Irish soldier and politician (d. 2015)
- Pee Wee Butts, American baseball player and coach (d. 1972)
- Murray Grand, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)
- Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2001)
- Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1986)
- Gordon Bashford, English engineer, co-designed the Range Rover (d. 1991)
- Tony Harris, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1993)
- Martha Raye, American actress and comedian (d. 1994)
- Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
- Gloria Guinness, Mexican journalist (d. 1980)
- Kay Walsh, English actress and dancer (d. 2005)
- Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1966)
- Charles Pozzi, French race car driver (d. 2001)
- Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1959)
- Don Bradman, Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2001)
- Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
- Ed Gein, American murderer and body snatcher, The Butcher of Plainfield (d. 1982)
- Aris Velouchiotis, Greek soldier (d. 1945)
- Alar Kotli, Estonian architect (d. 1963)
- Norah Lofts, English author (d. 1983)
- John Hay Whitney, American businessman, publisher, and diplomat, founded J.H. Whitney & Company (d. 1982)
- C. S. Forester, English novelist (d. 1966)
- Gaspard Fauteux, Canadian businessman and politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1963)
- Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet (d. 1933)
- Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (d. 1993)
- Andreas Alföldi, Hungarian archaeologist and historian (d. 1981)
- Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (d. 1976)
- Rebecca Clarke, English viola player and composer (d. 1979)
- Vincent Auriol, French lawyer and politician, 16th President of the French Republic (d. 1966)
- Denis G. Lillie, British biologist, member of the 1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition (d. 1963)
- Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian general (d. 1928)
- Charles Rolls, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1910)
- Ernst Wetter, Swiss lawyer and politician, 48th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1963)
- Katharine McCormick, American biologist, philanthropist, and activist (d. 1967)
- Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
- Theodore Dreiser, American novelist and journalist (d. 1945)
- Amado Nervo, Mexican journalist, poet, and diplomat (d. 1919)
- Hong Beom-do, Korean general and activist (d. 1943)
- James Henry Breasted, American archaeologist and historian (d. 1935)
- Charles G. Dawes, American general and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
- Hermann Weingärtner, German gymnast (d. 1919)
- Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1932)
- Ivan Franko, Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1916)
- Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect, designed the Museum of Applied Arts and the Church of St Elisabeth (d. 1914)
- Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (d. 1909)
- Charles Lilley, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Queensland (d. 1897)
- Bertalan Szemere, Hungarian poet and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1869)
- Hannibal Hamlin, American publisher and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)
- Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (d. 1895)
- Giorgio Mitrovich, Maltese politician (d. 1885)
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and academic (d. 1831)
- Johann Georg Hamann, German philosopher and author (d. 1788)
- John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor, planter, and politician (d. 1781)
- Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian general (d. 1748)
- Anne Marie d'Orléans, queen of Sardinia (d. 1728)
- John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
- Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, English politician, 2nd Proprietor of Maryland (d. 1715)
- Koxinga, Chinese-Japanese Ming loyalist (d. 1662)
- Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1592)
- John Frederick, Duke of Pomerania and Protestant Bishop of Cammin (d. 1600)
- Friedrich Staphylus, German theologian (d. 1564)
- Anna of Brandenburg (d. 1514)
- George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539)
- Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1425)
- Rhazes, Persian polymath (d. 925)
Deaths On This Day
- Kazi Zafar Ahmed, Bangladeshi politician, 8th Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1939)
- Pascal Chaumeil, French director and screenwriter (b. 1961)
- Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (b. 1957)
- Jacques Friedel, French physicist and academic (b. 1921)
- Valeri Petrov, Bulgarian poet, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Benno Pludra, German author (b. 1925)
- Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright (b. 1910)
- Bill Peach, Australian journalist (b. 1935)
- Dave Thomas, Welsh golfer and architect (b. 1934)
- Neville Alexander, South African linguist and activist (b. 1936)
- Malcolm Browne, American journalist and photographer (b. 1931)
- Art Heyman, American basketball player (b. 1941)
- Ivica Horvat, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
- Richard Kingsland, Australian captain and pilot (b. 1916)
- Anton Geesink, Dutch martial artist (b. 1934)
- Luna Vachon, Canadian-American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)
- Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian author and poet (b. 1913)
- Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
- Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (b. 1969) (Napalm Death)
- Giorgos Mouzakis, Greek trumpet player and composer (b. 1922)
- Seán Purcell, Irish footballer (b. 1929)
- Willie Crawford, American baseball player (b. 1946)
- Pierre Poujade, French soldier and politician (b. 1920)
- Edwin Louis Cole, American religious leader and author (b. 1922)
- Michael Dertouzos, Greek-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1936)
- Abu Ali Mustafa, Palestinian politician (b. 1938)
- Hélder Câmara, Brazilian archbishop and theologian (b. 1909)
- Essie Summers, New Zealand author (b. 1912)
- Greg Morris, American actor (b. 1933)
- Frank Jeske, German footballer (b. 1960)
- Avdy Andresson, Estonian soldier and diplomat (b. 1899)
- Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1954) (Double Trouble)
- Valeri Kharlamov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
- Douglas Kenney, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)
- Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (b. 1900)
- Gordon Matta-Clark, American painter and illustrator (b. 1943)
- Ieva Simonaitytė, Lithuanian author and poet (b. 1897)
- Haile Selassie, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1892)
- Bennett Cerf, American publisher, co-founded Random House (b. 1898)
- Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and journalist (b. 1906)
- Ivy Compton-Burnett, English author (b. 1884)
- Erika Mann, German actress and author (b. 1905)
- Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (b. 1906)
- Brian Epstein, English businessman and manager (b. 1934)
- Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and urban planner, designed the Philips Pavilion (b. 1887)
- Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (b. 1895)
- W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (b. 1868)
- Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi, Pakistani mathematician and scholar (b. 1888)
- Ernest Lawrence, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
- Pelageya Shajn, Russian astronomer and academic (b. 1894)
- Cesare Pavese, Italian author, poet, and critic (b. 1908)
- Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 11th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1862)
- Hubert Pál Álgyay, Hungarian engineer, designed the Petőfi Bridge (b. 1894)
- Georg von Boeselager, German soldier (b. 1915)
- Childe Hassam, American painter and academic (b. 1859)
- Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1856)
- Willem Hubert Nolens, Dutch priest and politician (b. 1860)
- Francis Marion Smith, American miner and businessman (b. 1846)
- Herman Potočnik, Croatian-Austrian engineer (b. 1892)
- Reşat Çiğiltepe, Turkish colonel (b. 1879)
- Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist and mycologist (b. 1842)
- Kusumoto Ine, first Japanese female doctor of Western medicine (b. 1827)
- Samuel C. Pomeroy, American businessman and politician (b. 1816)
- William Chapman Ralston, American businessman and financier, founded the Bank of California (b. 1826)
- William Whiting Boardman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1794)
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian judge and politician (b. 1796)
- Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, poet, and critic (b. 1815)
- Eise Eisinga, Dutch astronomer and academic, built the Eisinga Planetarium (b. 1744)
- John Laurens, American Revolutionary and Congressman (b.1754)
- James Thomson, Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1700)
- Francisco de Zurbarán, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1598)
- Lope de Vega, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1562)
- Tomás Luis de Victoria, Spanish composer (b. c. 1548)
- Pope Sixtus V (b. 1521)
- Titian, Italian painter and educator (b. 1488)
- Piotr Gamrat, Polish archbishop (b. 1487)
- Josquin des Prez, Flemish composer (b. 1450)
- Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
- Emperor Chōkei of Japan (b. 1343)
- Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1261)
- Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (b. 1247)
- King Eric III of Denmark
- Ageltrude, queen of Italy and Holy Roman Empress
- Pope Eugene II
- Qahtaba ibn Shabib al-Ta'i, Persian general
- Caesarius of Arles, French bishop and saint (b. 470)