On This Day in History: August 29
August 29 is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 124 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Canadian man wins $60 million after playing the same numbers for 30 years. He waited nearly 10 months to claim his lottery winnings because, he said, he felt so overwhelmed by the size of his luck.
- Mississippi lawmakers approve lottery bill. The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it.
- Thanks to $325,000 lottery win, couple will replace home lost in Hurricane Irma. A couple who lost their home to Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they will be able to rebuild their lives after winning a $325,000 prize on a $1 North Carolina lottery ticket.
- Panama woman wins $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot with online purchase. Lightning has struck twice for an online lottery ticket service, which had its second United States lottery jackpot winner when a Panamanian player claimed a $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot this month.
- Chinese lottery officials accused of corruption. Two top officials previously in charge of China's official state lottery have been stripped of their positions on suspicion of taking bribes, China's top graft watchdog said late on Sunday.
- Second-chance winner fell to the floor when she found out. A second chance Michigan Lottery drawing gave a 55-year-old Inkster woman the financial relief her family was looking for.
- Alabama Gov. says lottery opponents 'should be ashamed of themselves'. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley expressed frustration this weekend, saying lawmakers standing in the way of what he calls "Alabama Progress" should be ashamed of themselves.
- PA couple claims $149M Mega Millions jackpot. The Pennsylvania couple who bought a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket in May has finally come forward to claim the jackpot.
- 98 Florida Lottery players share Fantasy 5 win. If you woke up this morning and discovered you were a Florida Fantasy 5 winner, you have plenty of company.
- Canadian couple claims $40M Lotto Max jackpot. A Saskatchewan couple from the village of Paradise Hill won the top prize of $40 million from a Lotto Max draw one week ago.
- Live drawing fluke puts Maryland lottery machine maker in spotlight. During the Florida Lotto drawing last Saturday, hostess Michele Lyles stood behind the machine for a few seconds as the third ball drawn failed to appear at the end of the chamber -- which turned out to be a demonstration of a seldom-needed drawing procedure.
- 2 lottery tickets split $333M Mega Millions jackpot. Two tickets have split last night's $333 million Mega Millions jackpot, one on each coast of the United States.
- Lottery winner donates $3M jackpot to church. A Long Island, N.Y., congregation was praying for pennies from heaven to help expand their church, but instead they were showered with millions.
- $325 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery nears record high. Last night Mega Millions became the second United States lottery game in less than a week to cross the $300 million jackpot level.
- Lottery petition attacks computerized drawings. A popular lottery Internet Web site is opposing a controversial industry trend head-on, in an attempt to eliminate computer-generated drawings from all US lottery games.
- Illinois Rep. Boland Wants to Add Keno. Illinois Rep. Mike Boland says Keno would add $130 million of new state revenue and be a boost to small business owners, many of whom already offer lottery games at convenience stores and gas stations.
- Whittaker in news again. Jack Whittaker, the record West Virginia Powerball winner, helped fund a house for the woman who sold him his ticket, but neighbors of the new homeowner are uneasy about a male sex-offender living there.
- Brock defends lottery opposition. North Carolina State Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie, continues his strong opposition to a statewide lottery while pushing a proposal to move the start of the public school year to after Labor Day.
- Michigan Lottery Introduces 'Front Pair Payout' Promotion for Daily 4. Michigan Lottery players will soon have yet another way to win cash prizes with the Lottery's Daily 4 game thanks to the Lottery's newest promotion -- "Front Pair Payout."
- No Tolls Tonight at Bay Bridge Tonight, Lottery Office Will Pay Bill. If you put off your trip to the Eastern Shore in Maryland until after 7 p.m. tonight, you can cross the Bay Bridge without paying a toll.
- Computerized lotto must wait awhile. Tennesseans would be left to play a scratch-off lottery game for months before they get a chance to play computerized games such as lotto, under plans discussed by the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. board yesterday.
- Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $140 Million. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, driving the jackpot to an estimated $140 million. That's the largest current lottery jackpot in the world and the 8th largest Powerball jackpot ever.
- Father's tardiness nets son $20,000 lottery win. While waiting for his dad at the Bandon, Oregon Quick Mart last Friday, Mark Peters bought a newspaper and an Oregon Lottery Scratch-it ticket, something he does a few times a month.
- Man wins battle with Hoosier lottery. After a six-month battle, the State Lottery Commission of Indiana agreed to release the time a $100,000 winning ticket was purchased at Joe's Junction in Trafalgar.
- Sen. Criticizes Proposed Tenn.-Georgia Partnership. A Tennessee state senator Thursday questioned a lottery alliance proposed between Tennessee and Georgia.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$330 Million
Aug 31, 2007
- 2.$154 Million
Aug 31, 2016
- 3.$152 Million
Aug 31, 2018
- 4.€131.02 Million
Aug 30, 2016
- 5.$142 Million
Aug 31, 2013
- 6.€97 Million
Aug 30, 2011
- 7.$140 Million
Aug 30, 2003
- 8.$132 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 9.€119 Million
Aug 30, 2019
- 10.€88 Million
Aug 29, 2008
- 11.$115 Million
Aug 31, 2001
- 12.$113 Million
Aug 30, 2019
- 13.$111 Million
Aug 30, 2005
- 14.$110 Million
Aug 29, 2015
- 15.$90 Million
Aug 30, 2014
- 16.$86 Million
Aug 29, 2007
- 17.$84 Million
Aug 30, 2016
- 18.$83 Million
Aug 31, 2012
- 19.$80 Million
Aug 29, 2018
- 20.$77 Million
Aug 30, 2013
- 21.$75 Million
Aug 30, 2006
- 21.$75 Million
Aug 31, 2011
- 23.$74 Million
Sep 1, 2015
- 24.$72 Million
Aug 30, 2008
- 25.€57 Million
Sep 2, 2005
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Aug 29, 1987
32 years old
Monday, Aug 29, 1977
42 years old
Sunday, Aug 29, 1976
43 years old
Tuesday, Aug 29, 1972
47 years old
Thursday, Aug 29, 1968
51 years old
Wednesday, Aug 29, 1962
57 years old
Wednesday, Aug 29, 1956
63 years old
Monday, Aug 29, 1949
70 years old
Sunday, Aug 29, 1943
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 26 Chinese miners are killed and 21 missing after a blast in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, located at Panzhihua, Sichuan Province.
- Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing up to 1,836 people and causing $125 billion in damage.
- Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
- Netflix is launched as an internet DVD rental service.
- At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
- Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
- Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
- Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo, is killed by the Sicilian Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
- The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
- Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
- The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
- Leading Egyptian thinker Sayyid Qutb is executed for plotting the assassination of President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
- The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic Ocean.
- United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
- Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
- Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
- World War II: Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
- World War II: German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
- World War II: Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
- The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
- World War I: Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
- The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
- US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in an accident.
- World War I: Start of the Battle of St. Quentin in which the French Fifth Army counter-attacked the invading Germans at Saint-Quentin, Aisne.
- Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
- The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
- The Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
- The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
- The Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships, is launched.
- The Goodyear tire company is founded.
- Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.
- Emperor Meiji orders the abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
- The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack railway.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries gives Federal forces control of Pamlico Sound.
- Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
- Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
- British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesley defeat a Danish militia outside Copenhagen in the Battle of Køge.
- Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
- American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
- The Treaty of Easton establishes the first American Indian reservation, at Indian Mills, New Jersey, for the Lenape.
- Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War in Europe.
- The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governor Claus Paarss.
- The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
- Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
- The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade).
- Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Kingdom of Portugal.
- Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV.
- The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England.
- Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
- Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered.
- Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope.
- Mainz Cathedral suffers extensive damage from a fire, which destroys the building on the day of its inauguration.
- Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
Births On This Day
- Liam Payne, English singer-songwriter
- Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
- Noah Syndergaard, American baseball player
- Néstor Araujo, Mexican footballer
- Deshaun Thomas, American basketball player
- Jakub Kosecki, Polish footballer
- Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer
- Tony Kane, Irish footballer
- Hajime Isayama, Japanese illustrator
- Lea Michele, American actress and singer
- Antti Niemi, Finnish ice hockey player
- Ruhila Adatia-Sood, Kenyan journalist and radio host (d. 2013)
- Carlos Delfino, Argentinian-Italian basketball player
- Vincent Enyeama, Nigerian footballer
- Geneviève Jeanson, Canadian cyclist
- Jay Ryan, New Zealand-Australian actor and producer
- Chris Simms, American football player
- David West, American basketball player
- Stijn Devolder, Belgian cyclist
- Kristjan Rahnu, Estonian decathlete
- Ryan Shealy, American baseball player
- Volkan Arslan, German-Turkish footballer
- Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
- Cayetano, Greek DJ and producer
- Devean George, American basketball player
- John Patrick O'Brien, American soccer player
- Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
- Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian and radio host
- Aaron Rowand, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
- Phil Harvey, English businessman
- Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
- Georgios Kalaitzis, Greek basketball player
- Pablo Mastroeni, Argentine-American soccer player and manager
- Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer and manager
- Kyle Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kumi Tanioka, Japanese keyboard player and composer
- Vincent Cavanagh, English singer and guitarist
- Olivier Jacque, French motorcycle racer
- Amanda Marshall, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Bae Yong-joon, South Korean actor
- Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
- Alex Griffin, English bass player
- Carla Gugino, American actress
- Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
- Jennifer Crittenden, American screenwriter and producer
- Meshell Ndegeocello, German-American singer-songwriter
- Neil Gorsuch, American judge
- Anton Newcombe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jörn Großkopf, German footballer and manager
- Will Perdue, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Perri "Pebbles" Reid, American dance-pop and urban contemporary singer-songwriter
- Zisis Tsekos, Greek footballer
- Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer-songwriter
- Carl Banks, American football player and sportscaster
- Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese game designer and composer
- Ian James Corlett, Canadian voice actor, writer, producer and author
- Simon Thurley, English historian and academic
- Carsten Fischer, German field hockey player
- Rodney McCray, American basketball player
- Todd English, American chef and author
- Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
- Ramón Díaz, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Ray Elgaard, Canadian football player
- Chris Hadfield, Canadian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
- Eddi Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Timothy Shriver, American businessman and activist
- Stephen Wolfram, English-American physicist and mathematician
- Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian film actor, Producer and Businessman
- Lenny Henry, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (d. 2009)
- Jerry D. Bailey, American jockey and sportscaster
- Grzegorz Ciechowski, Polish singer-songwriter, film music composer (d. 2001)
- Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer
- Eddie Murray, American football player
- Charalambos Xanthopoulos, Greek footballer
- Steve Yarbrough, American novelist and short story writer
- Diamanda Galás, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Jack Lew, American lawyer and politician, 25th White House Chief of Staff
- Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American journalist, author, and academic
- David Boaz, American businessman and author
- Richard Harding, English rugby player
- James Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist and academic
- Karen Hesse, American author and poet
- Dave Malone, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Don Schlitz, American Hall of Fame country music songwriter
- Geoff Whitehorn, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Doug DeCinces, American baseball player
- Frank Henenlotter, American director and screenwriter
- Dave Reichert, American soldier and politician
- Stan Hansen, American wrestler and actor
- Robert S. Langer, American chemical engineer, entrepreneur, and academic
- Temple Grandin, American ethologist, academic, and author
- James Hunt, English race car driver and sportscaster (d. 1993)
- Bob Beamon, American long jumper
- Francine D. Blau, American economist and academic
- Demetris Christofias, Cypriot businessman and politician, 6th President of Cyprus
- Giorgio Orsoni, Italian lawyer and politician, 17th Mayor of Venice
- Chris Copping, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Wyomia Tyus, American runner
- Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (d. 1996)
- Dick Halligan, American pianist and composer
- Arthur B. McDonald, Canadian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
- Gottfried John, German actor (d. 2014)
- Robin Leach, English journalist and television host (d. 2018)
- James Brady, American politician and activist, 15th White House Press Secretary (d. 2014)
- Gary Gabelich, American race car driver (d. 1984)
- Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek, Hungarian discus thrower and shot putter
- Joel Schumacher, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Elliott Gould, American actor and producer
- Angela Huth, English journalist and author
- Christian Müller, German footballer and manager
- Robert Rubin, American lawyer and politician, 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury
- James Florio, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 49th Governor of New Jersey
- John McCain, American captain and politician (d. 2018)
- Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (d. 2014)
- William Friedkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- László Garai, Hungarian psychologist and scholar
- Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)
- Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (d. 2014)
- Arnold Koller, Swiss politician
- Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer and guitarist (d. 2001)
- Lise Payette, Canadian journalist and politician
- Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
- Carlos Loyzaga, Filipino basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
- Thom Gunn, English-American poet and academic (d. 2004)
- Charles Gray, English actor (d. 2000)
- Herbert Meier, Swiss author and translator
- Jimmy C. Newman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
- Helene Ahrweiler, Greek historian and academic
- Donn Fendler, American author and speaker (d. 2016)
- Betty Lynn, American actress
- Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (d. 1963)
- Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
- Richard Blackwell, American actor, fashion designer, and critic (d. 2008)
- John Edward Williams, American author and educator (d. 1994)
- Arthur Anderson, American actor (d. 2016)
- Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)
- Herb Simpson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
- Otis Boykin, American inventor and engineer (d. 1982)
- Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)
- Luther Davis, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- George Montgomery, American actor, stuntman, director, and producer (d. 2000)
- Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
- Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and author (d. 1985)
- Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)
- Sohn Kee-chung, South Korean runner (d. 2002)
- Barry Sullivan, American actor (d. 1994)
- Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-English cinematographer and photographer (d. 2016)
- John Charnley, British orthopedic surgeon (d. 1982)
- Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (d. 1985)
- Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (d. 1979)
- Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish activist (d. 1941)
- Werner Forssmann, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
- Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1986)
- Preston Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1959)
- Marquis James, American journalist and author (d. 1955)
- Salme Dutt, Estonian-English politician (d. 1964)
- Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian physicians and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 1978)
- Charles F. Kettering, American engineer and businessman, founded Delco Electronics (d. 1958)
- Kim Koo, South Korean politician, 6th President of The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
- Leonardo De Lorenzo, Italian flute player and educator (d. 1962)
- Albert François Lebrun, French engineer and politician, 15th President of France (d. 1950)
- Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian politician and diplomat, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
- Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
- Byron G. Harlan, American singer (d. 1936)
- Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
- Edward Carpenter, English anthologist and poet (d. 1929)
- David B. Hill, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of New York (d. 1910)
- Alfred Shaw, English cricketer, rugby player, and umpire (d. 1907)
- Henry Bergh, American activist, founded the ASPCA (d. 1888)
- Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian theorist and diplomat (d. 1884)
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician and author (d. 1894)
- Frederick Denison Maurice, English priest, theologian, and author (d. 1872)
- Charles Grandison Finney, American minister and author (d. 1875)
- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter and illustrator (d. 1867)
- Hyacinth, Russian religious leader, founded Sinology (d. 1853)
- Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
- Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1830)
- Count Heinrich von Bellegarde, Austrian general and politician (d. 1845)
- Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
- Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1767)
- Giovanni Battista Casti, Italian poet and author (d. 1803)
- John Locke, English physician and philosopher (d. 1704)
- John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1701)
- Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1683)
- Henry Gage, Royalist officer in the English Civil War (d. 1645)
- Nicholas Pieck, Dutch Franciscan friar and martyr (d. 1572)
- García Álvarez de Toledo, 4th Marquis of Villafranca, Spanish noble and admiral (d. 1577)
- Janus Pannonius, Hungarian bishop and poet (d. 1472)
- John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English nobleman and soldier (d. 1375)
- John of Artois, French nobleman (d. 1387)
- Otto (or Eudes), French nobleman (d. 1045)
Deaths On This Day
- James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1936)
- Paul Taylor, American choreographer (b. 1930)
- Gene Wilder, American stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author (b. 1933)
- Octavio Brunetti, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1975)
- Björn Waldegård, Swedish race car driver (b. 1943)
- Joan L. Krajewski, American lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
- Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Zambian cardinal (b. 1931)
- Bruce C. Murray, American geologist and academic, co-founded The Planetary Society (b. 1931)
- Ruth Goldbloom, Canadian academic and philanthropist, co-founded Pier 21 (b. 1923)
- Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, English historian and author (b. 1953)
- Shoshichi Kobayashi, Japanese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1932)
- Anne McKnight, American soprano (b. 1924)
- Les Moss, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)
- Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1969)
- Honeyboy Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1915)
- Junpei Takiguchi, Japanese voice actor (b. 1931)
- Geoffrey Perkins, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1953)
- Michael Schoenberg, American geophysicist and theorist (b. 1939)
- James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand businessman (b. 1914)
- Richard Jewell, American police officer (b. 1962)
- Pierre Messmer, French civil servant and politician, 154th Prime Minister of France (b. 1916)
- Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
- Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
- Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi politician (b. 1939)
- Patrick Procktor, English painter and academic (b. 1936)
- Lance Macklin, English race car driver (b. 1919)
- Graeme Strachan, Australian singer-songwriter & television personality (b. 1952)
- Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Shelagh Fraser, English actress (b. 1922)
- Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (b. 1951)
- Conrad Marca-Relli, American-Italian painter and academic (b. 1913)
- Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- Félix Guattari, French philosopher and theorist (b. 1930)
- Libero Grassi, Italian businessman (b. 1924)
- Manly Palmer Hall, Canadian-American mystic and author (b. 1901)
- Peter Scott, English explorer and painter (b. 1909)
- Archie Campbell, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1914)
- Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)
- Evelyn Ankers, British-American actress (b. 1918)
- Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)
- Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
- Lowell Thomas, American journalist and author (b. 1892)
- Gertrude Chandler Warner, American author and educator (b. 1890)
- Jean Hagen, American actress (b. 1923)
- Brian McGuire, Australian race car driver (b. 1945)
- Éamon de Valera, Irish soldier and politician, 3rd President of Ireland (b. 1882)
- Lale Andersen, German singer-songwriter (b. 1905)
- Nathan Freudenthal Leopold Jr., American murderer (b. 1904)
- Ulysses S. Grant III, American general (b. 1881)
- Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theorist, author, and poet (b. 1906)
- Marjorie Flack, American author and illustrator (b. 1897)
- Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer (b. 1894)
- Sydney Chapman, English economist and civil servant (b. 1871)
- Adolphus Busch III, American businessman (b. 1891)
- John Steuart Curry, American painter and academic (b. 1897)
- Attik, Greek pianist and composer (b. 1885)
- David T. Abercrombie, American businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1867)
- William Archibald Spooner, English priest and author (b. 1844)
- George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (b. 1833)
- Murad V, Ottoman sultan (b. 1840)
- William Forbes Skene, Scottish historian and author (b. 1809)
- Pierre Lallement, French businessman, invented the bicycle (b. 1843)
- Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel (b. 1815)
- Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1801)
- Tokugawa Iemochi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1846)
- Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, English author and activist (b. 1778)
- Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish missionary and educator, founded the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
- Pius VI, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1717)
- Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect, co-designed The Panthéon (b. 1713)
- Edmond Hoyle, English author and educator (b. 1672)
- Matthias Bel, Hungarian pastor and polymath (b. 1684)
- Gregory King, English genealogist, engraver, and statistician (b. 1648)
- John Lilburne, English activist (b. 1614)
- Hamida Banu Begum, Mughal empress (b. 1527)
- Cristóvão da Gama, Portuguese commander (b. 1516)
- Atahualpa, Inca emperor (b. 1497)
- Louis II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1506)
- Pál Tomori Hungarian archbishop and soldier (b. 1475)
- Ulrich von Hutten, Lutheran reformer (b. 1488)
- Alesso Baldovinetti, Florentine painter (b. 1427)
- John V, duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
- Albert III, duke of Austria (b. 1349)
- Peter Tempesta, Italian nobleman (b. 1291)
- Charles of Taranto, Italian nobleman (b. 1296)
- Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar, English princess (b. 1269)
- Bertha of Sulzbach, Byzantine empress
- Al-Mustarshid, Abbasid caliph (b. 1092)
- Eystein I, king of Norway (b. 1088)
- Hugh I, duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
- Minamoto no Yorimitsu, Japanese nobleman (b. 948)
- Abu Taghlib, Hamdanid emir
- Fu the Elder, Chinese empress
- Wang Jipeng, Chinese emperor of Min
- Li Chunyan, Chinese empress
- Basil I, Byzantine emperor (b. 811)