On This Day in History: August 28
August 28 is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 125 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- NJ Lottery mistakenly printed malicious website address on lottery tickets. The New Jersey Lottery misspelled the address of their second-chance website on lottery tickets, leading players to visit a malicious look-alike website with the potential to install malware on their computer.
- Lawyers drop request for author's lottery scandal book notes. Lawyers reversed course on Tuesday and dropped a subpoena in which they had ordered an Iowa journalist to turn over notes related to his book about a lottery industry insider who rigged jackpots in several states.
- Journalist faces subpoena in lawsuit over lottery scandal. An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about the lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his reporting.
- From the lottery to Nobel prize: meet workers who make life-changing phone calls. What it's like to be one of the people whose job is to make uplifting calls that change lives.
- Illinois couple claims $393 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. At the same time the latest Powerball jackpot run was stealing headlines, an Illinois couple was at Illinois Lottery headquarters, claiming the largest lottery jackpot ever won in the state.
- Lottery winner's wife leaves him for even richer man. A married couple who won £2.3 million (US$3 million) in the UK National Lottery have divorced after the wife began a relationship with one of the UK's richest men.
- Illinois Lottery not paying big winners because state legislature won't pass budget. Illinois lottery players who win more than $25,000 have to settle for an IOU for now because the state has not passed a budget.
- Maryland Lottery to join Cash4Life game in early 2016. Maryland gambling officials issued their approval Thursday for the state to join the multi-state Cash4Life game starting in early 2016.
- Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to halt. Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.
- WV Lottery considers online gaming options. To help combat out-of-state competition, the West Virginia Lottery is considering introducing online gaming options, including smartphone applications that would allow players to purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets on their phone.
- California $26 million lottery winner claims prize. A winner has stepped forward to claim his prize after a ticket he bought at a South El Monte, California, liquor store won a $26 million jackpot earlier this month, California Lottery officials announced this week.
- 7 years later, real winner awarded $5M lottery jackpot. Nearly seven years after a winning $5 million scratch-off lottery ticket was snatched from his hands, Robert Miles of Syracuse, New York, will finally get his money.
- Outsourcing Pa. Lottery management bid deadline draws near. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett once again finds himself days away from having to make a decision about what to do about his plan to privatizing the management of Pennsylvania Lottery.
- $333 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased. Because of the frantic ticket sales rate, lottery officials revised the multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot earlier today to a staggering $333 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $210.4 million.
- Official wants fraud probe of Tennessee Lottery. The Tennessee Lottery should investigate whether fraud was behind a computer malfunction that affected the results for Cash 3 and Cash 4 games, the lottery board's audit chairman says.
- Lottery-check scams get more seductive, ingenious. Those lousy lottery-check scams are mutating again and ensnaring more unsuspecting consumers.
- Millionaire lottery ticket trash-diver keeps most of prize. The million-dollar question has been the talk of the town for months: Should an 83-year-old Blackstone man share winnings from a discarded Massachusetts Lottery jackpot-winning ticket with the man who said he accidentally threw it away?
- Lottery excitement builds as Mega Millions reaches $111 million. Lottery player excitement is growing, as the jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has increased to $111 million.
- Two men face sentencing in "remarkably unsophisticated" lottery plot. Was it a scheme by a mastermind who developed a "remarkably unsophisticated, but almost successful plot" as prosecutors claimed, or was it "more of knuckleheads in the news" when a scheme was attempted to rig a $20,000 raffle drawing, as a defense attorney claimed?
- Friends in lottery club win $175,000. Ten women who have been pooling their money to buy lottery tickets for about eight years finally have something to show for it -- $175,000.
- Forum criticized for including Georgia lottery firms. A lottery forum planned for minority businesses in Memphis next week came under fire yesterday, with some vendors saying that inviting two companies that work for the Georgia lottery to participate makes it appear that a Tennessee-Georgia partnership is a done deal.
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.$154 Million
Aug 31, 2016
- 5.€131.02 Million
Aug 30, 2016
- 6.€97 Million
Aug 30, 2011
- 7.$140 Million
Aug 30, 2003
- 8.$134 Million
Aug 28, 2018
- 9.$132 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 10.€119 Million
Aug 30, 2019
- 11.€88 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 12.$116 Million
Aug 28, 2013
- 13.$113 Million
Aug 30, 2019
- 14.$111 Million
Aug 30, 2005
- 15.$110 Million
Aug 29, 2015
- 16.$100 Million
Aug 28, 2004
- 17.$90 Million
Aug 30, 2014
- 17.$90 Million
Aug 28, 2001
- 19.$86 Million
Aug 29, 2007
- 20.$84 Million
Aug 30, 2016
- 21.$80 Million
Aug 29, 2018
- 22.$77 Million
Aug 30, 2013
- 23.$75 Million
Aug 30, 2006
- 23.$75 Million
Aug 31, 2011
- 25.$73 Million
Aug 28, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Aug 28, 1987
33 years old
Saturday, Aug 28, 1982
38 years old
Tuesday, Aug 28, 1979
41 years old
Monday, Aug 28, 1978
42 years old
Sunday, Aug 28, 1977
43 years old
Sunday, Aug 28, 1977
43 years old
Sunday, Aug 28, 1977
43 years old
Thursday, Aug 28, 1969
51 years old
Sunday, Aug 28, 1955
65 years old
Saturday, Aug 28, 1948
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- In "one of the most complicated and bizarre crimes in the annals of the FBI", Brian Wells dies after becoming involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and a homemade explosive device.
- Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
- Second Congo War: Loyalist troops backed by Angolan and Zimbabwean forces repulse the RCD and Rwandan offensive on Kinshasa.
- NASA's Galileo probe performs a flyby of the asteroid 243 Ida. Astronomers later discover a moon, the first known asteroid moon, in pictures from the flyby and name it Dactyl.
- Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
- An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people.
- Ramstein air show disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured.
- Police and protesters clash during 1968 Democratic National Convention protest activity.
- The Philadelphia race riot begins.
- March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.
- U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on the Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
- Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent civil rights movement.
- World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
- Denmark in World War II: German authorities demand that Danish authorities crack down on acts of resistance. The next day, martial law is imposed on Denmark.
- Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
- The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
- The Red Army dissolved the Free Territory, after driving the Black Army out of Ukraine.
- Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
- World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
- World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
- World War I: The Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
- Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
- A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
- Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. It is the first American private school in the country.
- Caleb Bradham's beverage "Brad's Drink" is renamed "Pepsi-Cola".
- Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
- The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
- American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
- American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
- The Carrington event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted.
- After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
- The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
- The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in U.S. railroads.
- Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
- William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
- Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
- The Siege of Colchester ends when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the Second English Civil War.
- Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
- Election of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
- Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
- Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.
- Turkish-Portuguese War: Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
- The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
- The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
- Third Crusade: The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.
- Silla-Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
- Fatimah, daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, dies, with her cause of death being a controversial topic among the Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims.
- Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths, defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
- The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
Births On This Day
- Quvenzhané Wallis, American actress
- Joshua Kalu, American football player
- Bobby Andonov, Australian singer
- Manon Arcangioli, French tennis player
- Junior Malanda, Belgian footballer (d. 2015)
- Jakub Sokolík, Czech footballer
- Gabriela Drăgoi, Romanian gymnast
- Bismack Biyombo, Congolese basketball player
- Max Collins, American-Filipino actress and model
- Felicio Brown Forbes, German footballer
- Andreja Pejić, Bosnian model
- Bojan Krkić, Spanish footballer
- César Azpilicueta, Spanish footballer
- Valtteri Bottas, Finnish race car driver
- Jo Kwon, South Korean singer and dancer
- Cassadee Pope, American singer-songwriter
- Caleb Moore, American snowmobile racer (d. 2013)
- Jeff Green, American basketball player
- Armie Hammer, American actor
- Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
- Simon Mannering, New Zealand rugby league player
- Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier and hostage
- Florence Welch, English singer-songwriter
- Kjetil Jansrud, Norwegian skier
- Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player
- Lilli Schwarzkopf, German heptathlete
- Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
- Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
- Thiago Motta, Brazilian-Italian footballer
- LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player
- Kezia Dugdale, Scottish politician
- Martin Erat, Czech ice hockey player
- Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
- Raphael Matos, Brazilian race car driver
- Jake Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer
- Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
- Antony Hämäläinen, Finnish singer-songwriter
- Debra Lafave, sex offender and former American teacher
- Jaakko Ojaniemi, Finnish decathlete
- Carly Pope, Canadian actress and producer
- Jonathan Reynolds, English lawyer and politician
- Shaila Dúrcal, Spanish singer-songwriter
- Robert Hoyzer, German footballer and referee
- Kristen Hughes, Australian netball player
- Markus Pröll, German footballer
- Ruth Riley, American basketball player
- Karine Turcotte, Canadian weightlifter
- Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
- Jamie Cureton, English footballer
- Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer and manager
- Hamish McLachlan, Australian television personality
- Royce Willis, New Zealand rugby player
- Johan Andersson, Swedish game designer and programmer
- Takahito Eguchi, Japanese pianist and composer
- Carsten Jancker, German footballer and manager
- J. August Richards, American actor
- Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer
- Jay Witasick, American baseball player and coach
- Shane Andrews, American baseball player
- Todd Eldredge, American figure skater and coach
- Janet Evans, American swimmer
- Raúl Márquez, Mexican-American boxer and sportscaster
- Melina Aslanidou, German-Greek singer-songwriter
- Rick Recht, American singer-songwriter
- Jack Black, American actor and comedian
- Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of Leanin.org
- Mary McCartney, English photographer and activist
- Jason Priestley, Canadian actor, director, and producer
- Pierre Turgeon, Canadian-American ice hockey player
- Billy Boyd, Scottish actor and singer
- Jamie Osborne, English jockey and trainer
- Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
- Dan Crowley, Australian rugby player
- Sonia Kruger, Australian television host and actress
- Satoshi Tajiri, Japanese video game developer; created Pokémon
- Shania Twain, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Lee Janzen, American golfer
- Kaj Leo Johannesen, Faroese footballer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
- Regina Jacobs, American runner
- Maria Gheorghiu, Romanian folk singer-songwriter
- Paul Allen, English footballer
- Craig Anton, American actor and screenwriter
- David Fincher, American director and producer
- Kim Appleby, English singer-songwriter and actress
- Cliff Benson, American football player
- Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
- Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director
- Ian Pont, English cricketer and coach
- Brian Thompson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Scott Hamilton, American figure skater
- Greg Clark, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
- Ivo Josipović, Croatian lawyer, jurist, and politician, 3rd President of Croatia
- Daniel Stern, American actor and director
- Ai Weiwei, Chinese sculptor and activist
- Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican-American actor and producer
- Steve Whiteman, American singer-songwriter
- Katharine Abraham, American feminist economist
- George M. Church, American geneticist, chemist, and engineer
- John Dorahy, Australian rugby player and coach
- Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic
- Ditmar Jakobs, German footballer
- Tõnu Kaljuste, Estonian conductor and journalist
- Jacques Chagnon, Canadian educator and politician
- Rita Dove, American poet and essayist
- Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
- Colin McAdam, Scottish footballer (d. 2013)
- Wayne Osmond, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter
- Ron Guidry, American baseball player and coach
- Tony Husband, English cartoonist
- Hugh Cornwell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach
- Vonda N. McIntyre, American author (d. 2019)
- Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer and educator
- Heather Reisman, Canadian publisher and businesswoman
- Danny Seraphine, American drummer and producer
- Elizabeth Wilmshurst, English academic and jurist
- Emlyn Hughes, English footballer (d. 2004)
- Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress and singer
- Bob Segarini, American-Canadian singer-songwriter
- Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
- Surayud Chulanont, Thai general and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand
- Robert Greenwald, American director and producer
- Shuja Khanzada, Pakistani colonel and politician (d. 2015)
- Lou Piniella, American baseball player and manager
- David Soul, American actor and singer
- Jihad Al-Atrash, Lebanese actor and voice actor
- Wendy Davies, Welsh historian and academic
- Sterling Morrison, American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)
- Jorge Urosa, Venezuelan cardinal
- Michael Craig-Martin, Irish painter and illustrator
- Toomas Leius, Estonian tennis player and coach
- John Stanley Marshall, English drummer
- Paul Plishka, American opera singer
- William Cohen, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Defense
- Roger Pingeon, French cyclist (d. 2017)
- John Kingman, English mathematician and academic
- Maurizio Costanzo, Italian journalist and academic
- Paul Martin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Canada
- Bengt Fahlström, Swedish journalist (d. 2017)
- Don Denkinger, American baseball player and umpire
- Warren M. Washington, American atmospheric scientist
- Melvin Charney, Canadian sculptor and architect (d. 2012)
- Gilles Rocheleau, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1998)
- Philip French, English journalist, critic, and producer (d. 2015)
- Patrick Kalilombe, Malawian bishop and theologian (d. 2012)
- Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2016)
- Yakir Aharonov, Israeli academic and educator
- Tito Capobianco, Argentinian director and producer (d. 2018)
- Cristina Deutekom, Dutch soprano and actress (d. 2014)
- Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
- John Shirley-Quirk, English actor, singer, and educator (d. 2014)
- Roger Williams, English hepatologist and academic (d. 2020)
- Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)
- Windsor Davies, British actor (d. 2019)
- István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
- Roxie Roker, American actress (d. 1995)
- F. William Free, American businessman (d. 2003)
- Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)
- Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
- Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
- Philip Purser, English author and critic
- Janet Frame, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2004)
- Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer and engineer (d. 2010)
- Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (d. 2004)
- Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)
- John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 1979)
- Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (d. 2007)
- Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)
- Lidia Gueiler Tejada, the first female President of Bolivia (d. 2011)
- Godfrey Hounsfield, English biophysicist and engineer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
- L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)
- Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (d. 1994)
- Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (d. 1997)
- C. Wright Mills American sociologist and author (d. 1962)
- Jack Vance, American author (d. 2013)
- Max Robertson, Bengal-born English sportscaster and author (d. 2009)
- Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
- Robertson Davies, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1995)
- Jack Dreyfus, American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation (d. 2009)
- Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1993)
- Robert Irving, English conductor and director (d. 1991)
- Terence Reese, English bridge player and author (d. 1996)
- Richard Tucker, American tenor and actor (d. 1975)
- Joseph Luns, Dutch politician and diplomat, 5th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2002)
- Morris Graves, American painter and academic (d. 2001)
- Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
- Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and author (d. 1996)
- John Betjeman, English poet and academic (d. 1984)
- Cyril Walters, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 1992)
- Secondo Campini, Italian-American engineer (d. 1980)
- Leho Laurine, Estonian chess player (d. 1998)
- Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
- Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1978)
- Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 1981)
- Andrei Platonov, Russian author and poet (d. 1951)
- James Wong Howe, Chinese American cinematographer (d. 1976)
- Charlie Grimm, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)
- Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
- Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (d. 1981)
- Benno Schotz, Estonian-Scottish sculptor and engineer (d. 1984)
- Evadne Price, Australian actress, astrologer, and author (d. 1985)
- August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (d. 1973)
- István Kühár, Slovenian priest and politician (d. 1922)
- Vance Palmer, Australian author, playwright, and critic (d. 1959)
- Peter Fraser, Scottish-New Zealand journalist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)
- George Whipple, American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
- Umberto Giordano, Italian composer and academic (d. 1948)
- Matilda Howell, American archer (d. 1938)
- Vittorio Sella, Italian mountaineer and photographer (d. 1943)
- Vladimir Shukhov, Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)
- Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish-Japanese pharmacist and businessman, founded Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (d. 1900)
- Francis von Hohenstein, duke of Teck (d. 1900)
- Edward Burne-Jones, English artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement (d. 1898)
- Catherine Mikhailovna, Russian grand duchess (d. 1894)
- Graham Berry, English-Australian politician, 11th Premier of Victoria (d. 1904)
- Charles Sladen, English-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
- Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish author (d. 1873)
- Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1877)
- Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)
- Agostino Accorimboni, Italian composer (d. 1818)
- John Stark, American general (d. 1822)
- Anthony Ulrich, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
- Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1750)
- Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
- Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and scholar (d. 1653)
- George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English courtier and politician (d. 1628)
- John Christian of Brieg, duke of Brzeg (d. 1639)
- Taichang, emperor of China (d. 1620)
- Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (d. 1558)
- Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter (d. 1559)
- Jean Le Maingre, marshal of France (d. 1421)
- Go-Reizei, emperor of Japan (d. 1068)
Deaths On This Day
- Chadwick Boseman, American actor (b. 1976)
- Mireille Darc, French actress and model (b. 1938)
- Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter (b. 1950)
- Mr. Fuji, American professional wrestler and manager (b. 1934)
- Al Arbour, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1932)
- Mark Krasniqi, Kosovan ethnographer, poet, and translator (b. 1920)
- Nelson Shanks, American painter and educator (b. 1937)
- Glenn Cornick, English bass guitarist (b. 1947)
- Hal Finney, American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)
- John Anthony Walker, American soldier and spy (b. 1937)
- John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1942)
- Lorella Cedroni, Italian political scientist and philosopher (b. 1961)
- Edmund B. Fitzgerald, American businessman (b. 1926)
- Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1935)
- Barry Stobart, English footballer (b. 1938)
- Rafael Díaz Ycaza, Ecuadorian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1925)
- Rhodes Boyson, English educator and politician (b. 1925)
- Shulamith Firestone, Canadian-American activist and author (b. 1945)
- Dick McBride, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)
- Saul Merin, Polish-Israeli ophthalmologist and academic (b. 1933)
- Ramón Sota, Spanish golfer (b. 1938)
- Bernie Gallacher, English footballer (b. 1967)
- William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (b. 1919)
- Adam Goldstein, American drummer, DJ, and producer (b. 1973)
- Richard Egan, US Ambassador, Owner of Dell EMC, Engineer (b. 1963)
- Phil Hill, American race car driver (b. 1927)
- Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (b. 1926)
- Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (b. 1932)
- Paul MacCready, American engineer and businessman, founded AeroVironment (b. 1925)
- Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1935)
- Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (b. 1929)
- Heino Lipp, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1922)
- Benoît Sauvageau, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1963)
- Melvin Schwartz, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
- Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
- Esther Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
- George Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1911)
- Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo performer and painter (b. 1906)
- Michael Ende, German scientist and author (b. 1929)
- William Stafford, American poet and academic (b. 1914)
- Alekos Sakellarios, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- Willy Vandersteen, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1913)
- John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (b. 1950)
- Jean Marchand, Canadian union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1918)
- Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1919)
- John Huston, Irish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
- Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (b. 1903)
- Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1896)
- Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian general and politician, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)
- Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (b. 1911)
- Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1899)
- Bruce Catton, American historian and journalist (b. 1899)
- Robert Shaw, English actor (b. 1927)
- Anissa Jones, American actress (b. 1958)
- Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
- Prince William of Gloucester (b. 1941)
- Reuvein Margolies, Israeli author and scholar (b. 1889)
- Dimitris Pikionis, Greek architect and academic (b. 1887)
- Giulio Racah, Italian-Israeli physicist and mathematician (b. 1909)
- Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American composer and educator (b. 1890)
- Emmett Till, American murder victim (b. 1941)
- Georg Hellat, Estonian architect (b. 1870)
- Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)
- George Prendergast, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Victoria (b. 1854)
- Edgeworth David, Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (b. 1858)
- Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer and cyclist (b. 1872)
- Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and architect, co-designed Central Park (b. 1822)
- Henry Sidgwick, English economist and philosopher (b. 1838)
- Robert Caldwell, English missionary and linguist (b. 1814)
- Julius Krohn, Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1835)
- William Smith, English geologist and engineer (b. 1769)
- Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor and urban planner (b. 1754)
- Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, American fur trader, founded Chicago (b. 1750)
- Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader and author (b. 1722)
- Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (b. 1740)
- Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (b. 1713)
- David Hartley, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1705)
- Edwin Stead, English landowner and cricketer (b. 1701)
- John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1602)
- Elisabetta Sirani, Italian painter (b. 1638)
- Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)
- George Lisle, English general (b. 1610)
- Charles Lucas, English general (b. 1613)
- Johannes Banfi Hunyades, English-Hungarian alchemist, chemist and metallurgist. (b. 1576)
- Hugo Grotius, Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist (b. 1583)
- Francis Vere, English governor and general
- Federico II Gonzaga, duke of Mantua (b. 1500)
- Afonso V, king of Portugal (b. 1432)
- John de Sutton V, Baron Sutton of Dudley (b. 1380)
- Levon IV, king of Armenia (b. 1309)
- Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark
- Mu'in ad-Din Unur, Turkish ruler and regent
- Xing Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1016)
- He Gui, Chinese general (b. 858)
- Louis the German, Frankish king (b. 804)
- Kōken, emperor of Japan (b. 718)
- Kʼinich Janaab Pakal I, ajaw of the city-state of Palenque (b. 615)
- Fatimah, daughter of Muhammad (b. 605)
- Orestes, Roman general and politician
- Augustine of Hippo, Algerian bishop, theologian, and saint (b. 354)
- Magnus Maximus, Roman emperor (b. 335)