On This Day in History: August 3
August 3 is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 150 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Virginia Lottery releases new Keno game. The Virginia Lottery has added a new draw game to its arsenal for lottery enthusiasts to test their luck.
- Air Force vet wins $6.5 million after nearly throwing away winning lottery ticket. An Oregon Air Force veteran almost let a fortune slip right out of his hands.
- California office pool claims $543 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The California Lottery says last month's $543 million Mega Millions jackpot was won by 11 members of an office pool that played on a whim.
- Massachusetts has more repeat lottery winners than any other state. Massachusetts has more repeat lottery winners than any other state, people who redeem so many winning tickets that they raise questions about the integrity and oversight of the $5 billion state lottery, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of nearly 11 million lottery records from 34 states.
- Lottery winner hands out winning tickets at favorite restaurant. A Maine man who won the lottery twice in recent months shared his winnings with employees and diners of a local restaurant he patronized nearly daily for more than a decade.
- Details emerge about Alabama Gov.'s lottery vision. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley provided some details about his plans for this month's special session in which he will propose a state lottery.
- Texas Lottery launches Set For Life scratch-off games. The Texas Lottery today announced a new series of scratch-off games called Set For Life, offering players the chance to win as much as $5,000 per week for the next 20 years.
- Tri-State lottery players get extra chance to win Pick 4. Players of the Tri-State Pick 4 lottery had two chances to win this week when a ball left in the drawing machine led to two sets of winning numbers.
- Massachusetts Lottery closes loophole after big wins. It was great while it lasted, for the few who knew the trick and had the money to take advantage of it.
- Fla. Powerball winner claims $73.8M lottery jackpot. The Florida Lottery announced on Friday that the $73.8 million jackpot from the July 10 Powerball drawing has been claimed.
- Lottery heartbreak: Florida man says he lost $500,000 ticket. Florida Lottery security officials have opened an investigation into the case of a 69-year-old Wellington man who lost a scratch-off ticket worth $500,000.
- $200,000 Powerball lottery prize goes unclaimed. One lucky Powerball winner from Kansas isn't so lucky after the deadline expired for claiming a $200,000 prize.
- How a lottery win tore a family apart. One lottery jackpot winner's attempts at secrecy have woefully failed to avert a family feud over the fortune, with greed, deceit and vitriol as its central ingredients.
- Online gambling world watches U.S. case. The recent BetOnSports indictment in U.S. federal court may show the limits of American authorities' control over online gambling.
- Lottery winner feels like he has a horseshoe in his behind. A South Carolina player has been so lucky that he feels like he has "a horseshoe stuck up [his] behind."
- N.J. Officials Warn Residents Of Lottery Scam. New Jersey Lottery officials are warning Garden State residents to beware of a scam involving letters claiming large lottery winnings.
- N.J. store owners win lottery jackpot. Not only did Jr.'s Wholesale on McBride Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey, sell two winning lottery tickets totaling $3.25 million last month, but the family that owns the convenience store includes the winners, New Jersey Lottery officials confirmed Monday.
- New Yorker claims huge lottery jackpot amid controversy. A 66-year-old former state worker has claimed the second largest lottery payout in New York history, but residents in the town in which the winning ticket was sold feels the lottery is snubbing them.
- Euro Millions lottery winner makes press wait for prize claim. The wealthiest winner in European lottery history failed to come forward to collect her _115.6 million (US$136 million) prize yesterday, to the disappointment of waiting press.
- W.V. woman claims $1.75 million Hot Lotto jackpot. A bookkeeper for a West Virginia realty company came forward Tuesday as the state's latest West Virginia Lottery jackpot winner.
- N.C. Democrats feel heat on lottery. In North Carolina, legislative leaders trying to break a logjam on the state's budget are pressing reluctant House Democrats to support a much more aggressively advertised lottery than the version that squeaked through the House in April.
- Maine Powerball sales strong. In a little less than 34 hours, Mainers gobbled up $536,191 worth of Powerball tickets to propel the state into the top three markets in the country for the game's Saturday night drawing.
- UK National Lottery has new rival. A rival national draw that promises to make competitors millionaires and to take the lottery out of donating money to charity was today dismissed as a threat by Lotto operator Camelot.
- Former S.C. Lottery employee charged with theft. A former procurement officer with the South Carolina Education Lottery has been released on bond after his arrest on charges that he converted $425 for his own use.
- Naples woman sues ex-husband for greater share of lottery winnings. Marcel and Helene Imbert, once the envy of residents across Florida 13 years ago, are now divorced and fighting in court over Helene's share of the lottery winnings.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$323 Million
Aug 4, 2017
- 2.$307.2 Million
Aug 3, 2013
- 3.$286 Million
Aug 5, 2017
- 4.€201.4 Million
Aug 3, 2019
- 5.€176 Million
Aug 3, 2012
- 6.$204 Million
Aug 5, 2006
- 7.$203 Million
Aug 4, 2018
- 8.$181 Million
Aug 4, 2012
- 9.$160 Million
Aug 3, 2011
- 10.$147 Million
Aug 5, 2020
- 11.$138 Million
Aug 5, 2009
- 12.€117.96 Million
Aug 4, 2016
- 13.$123 Million
Aug 4, 2007
- 14.$105 Million
Aug 3, 1999
- 15.$102 Million
Aug 3, 2019
- 16.$100 Million
Aug 5, 2014
- 17.$99 Million
Aug 5, 2011
- 18.$84 Million
Aug 4, 2009
- 19.€75 Million
Aug 7, 2020
- 20.$80 Million
Aug 6, 2014
- 21.€68 Million
Aug 3, 2018
- 22.$77 Million
Aug 3, 2007
- 23.$70 Million
Aug 3, 2005
- 24.€61 Million
Aug 9, 2019
- 25.$67 Million
Aug 4, 2001
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Aug 3, 1989
31 years old
Sunday, Aug 3, 1980
40 years old
Thursday, Aug 3, 1978
42 years old
Thursday, Aug 3, 1978
42 years old
Tuesday, Aug 3, 1976
44 years old
Friday, Aug 3, 1973
47 years old
Tuesday, Aug 3, 1971
49 years old
Saturday, Aug 3, 1968
52 years old
Tuesday, Aug 3, 1965
55 years old
Wednesday, Aug 3, 1960
60 years old
Sunday, Aug 3, 1958
62 years old
Friday, Aug 3, 1956
64 years old
Friday, Aug 3, 1956
64 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Six hundred protesters, including opposition leader Lyubov Sobol, are arrested in an election protest in Moscow, Russia.
- Twenty-three people are killed and 23 injured in a shooting in El Paso, Texas.
- Two burka-clad men kill 29 people and injure more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
- A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan, China.
- The genocide of Yazidis by ISIL begins.
- Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.
- Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.
- President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
- The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
- Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria: A total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
- The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
- Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front - Suxxali Reew Mi.
- Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.
- A privately chartered Boeing 707 strikes a mountain peak and crashes near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
- The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- Niger gains independence from France.
- Portugal's state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
- The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, becomes the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole.
- The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League finalize the merger that would create the National Basketball Association.
- Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
- Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
- World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
- Jesse Owens wins the 100 metre dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
- A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
- Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
- World War I: Germany declares war against France, while Romania declares its neutrality.
- Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.
- Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists for only ten days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
- The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.
- The American Dental Association is founded in Niagara Falls, New York.
- Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event.
- The Treaty of Lewistown is signed by the Shawnee and Seneca peoples, exchanging land in Ohio for land west of the Mississippi River.
- First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
- Treaty of Greenville is signed, ending the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country.
- The theatre La Scala in Milan is inaugurated with the première of Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.
- Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
- Thirty Years' War: The Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
- Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Goroszló.
- The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
- Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
- The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
- Frederik van Lotharingen elected as first Belgian Pope Stephen IX.
- Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
- Battle of Eisenach: An invading Hungarian force defeats an East Frankish army under Duke Burchard of Thuringia.
- Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
- Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
- AD 70
- Fires resulting from the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem are extinguished.
- AD 8
- Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bosna.
Births On This Day
- Victoria Kan, Russian tennis player
- Manaia Cherrington, New Zealand rugby league player
- Todd Gurley, American football player
- Ola Abidogun, English sprinter
- Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
- Gamze Bulut, Turkish runner
- Gesa Felicitas Krause, German runner
- Diāna Marcinkēviča, Latvian tennis player
- Aljon Mariano, Filipino basketball player
- Lum Rexhepi, Finnish footballer
- Jourdan Dunn, English model
- Kang Min-kyung, South Korean singer
- Jules Bianchi, French race car driver (d. 2015)
- Sam Hutchinson, English footballer
- Tyrod Taylor, American football player
- Nick Viergever, Dutch footballer
- Denny Cardin, Italian footballer
- Leigh Tiffin, American football player
- Sven Ulreich, German footballer
- Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer and dancer
- Chris McQueen, Australian-English rugby league player
- Charlotte Casiraghi, Monégasque journalist, co-founded Ever Manifesto
- Darya Domracheva, Belarusian biathlete
- Georgina Haig, Australian actress
- Brent Kutzle, American bass player and producer
- Ats Purje, Estonian footballer
- Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby player and boxer
- Yasin Avcı, Turkish footballer
- Sunil Chhetri, Indian footballer
- Matt Joyce, American baseball player
- Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
- Chris Maurer, American singer and bass player
- Ryan Carter, American ice hockey player
- Mark Reynolds, American baseball player
- Kaspar Kokk, Estonian skier
- Jesse Lumsden, Canadian bobsledder and football player
- Damien Sandow, American wrestler
- Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
- Travis Bowyer, American baseball player
- Pablo Ibáñez, Spanish footballer
- Nadia Ali, Libyan-American singer-songwriter
- Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tony Pashos, American football player
- Brandan Schieppati, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Hannah Simone, Canadian television host and actress
- Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress
- Joi Chua, Singaporean singer-songwriter and actress
- Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
- Jenny Tinmouth, English motorcycle racer
- Dimitrios Zografakis, Greek footballer
- Tom Brady, American football player
- Justin Lehr, American baseball player
- Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist and footballer
- Troy Glaus, American baseball player
- Wael Gomaa, Egyptian footballer
- Argyro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
- Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
- Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
- Michael Ealy, American actor
- Chris Murphy, American politician, junior senator of Connecticut
- Sandis Ozoliņš, Latvian ice hockey player and politician
- Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
- DJ Spinderella, American DJ, rapper, producer, and actress
- Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist and songwriter
- Gina G, Australian singer-songwriter
- Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game designer
- Doug Overton, American basketball player and coach
- Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)
- Mathieu Kassovitz, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, founded MNP Entreprise
- Skin, English singer and guitarist
- Brent Butt, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Gizz Butt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Eric Esch, American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist
- Lucky Dube, South African singer and keyboard player (d. 2007)
- Ralph Knibbs, British rugby union player
- Nate McMillan, American basketball player and coach
- Kevin Sumlin, American football player and coach
- Abhisit Vejjajiva, English-Thai economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand
- Tasmin Archer, English pop singer
- Frano Botica, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- James Hetfield, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- David Knox, Australian rugby player
- Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Lisa Ann Walter, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Isaiah Washington, American actor and producer
- Molly Hagan, American actress
- Nick Harvey, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
- Lee Rocker, American bassist
- Tim Mayotte, American tennis player and coach
- Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer
- Martin Atkins, English drummer and producer
- Mike Gminski, American basketball player and sportscaster
- John C. McGinley, American actor and producer
- Koichi Tanaka, Japanese chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate
- Lindsey Hilsum, English journalist and author
- Ana Kokkinos, Australian director and screenwriter
- Bodo Rudwaleit, German footballer and manager
- Kate Wilkinson, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 11th New Zealand Minister of Conservation
- Kirk Brandon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Todd Christensen, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)
- Dave Cloud, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
- Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricketer and coach
- Michael Arthur, English physician and academic
- Gary Peters, English footballer and manager
- Ian Bairnson, Scottish saxophonist and keyboard player
- Marlene Dumas, South African painter
- Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Marcel Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jay North, American actor
- Linda Howard, American author
- John Landis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jo Marie Payton, American actress and singer
- Ernesto Samper, Colombian economist and politician, 29th President of Colombia
- Philip Casnoff, American actor and director
- B. B. Dickerson, American bass player and songwriter
- Sue Slipman, English politician
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French lawyer and politician, 166th Prime Minister of France
- Ralph Wright, English footballer (d. 2020)
- Robert Ayling, English businessman
- Jack Straw, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
- John York, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer and journalist
- Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (d. 1973)
- Béla Bollobás, Hungarian-English mathematician and academic
- Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson of Sweden
- Steven Millhauser, American novelist and short story writer
- Beverly Lee, American singer
- Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
- Lance Alworth, American football player
- Martin Sheen, American actor and producer
- James Tyler, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2010)
- Jimmie Nicol, English drummer
- Apoorva Sengupta, Indian general and cricketer (d. 2013)
- Terry Wogan, Irish-English radio and television host (d. 2016)
- Steven Berkoff, English actor, director, and playwright
- Roland Burris, American lawyer and politician, 39th Illinois Attorney General
- Tom Georgeson, English actor
- Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani-Australian cricketer
- Jerry G. Bishop, American radio and television host (d. 2013)
- Edward Petherbridge, English actor
- John Erman, American actor, director, and producer
- Georgy Shonin, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1997)
- Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2019)
- Haystacks Calhoun, American wrestler and actor (d. 1989)
- Michael Chapman, English bassoon player (d. 2005)
- Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (d. 2002)
- Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (d. 2009)
- James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
- Cécile Aubry, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Henning Moritzen, Danish actor (d. 2012)
- Rona Anderson, Scottish actress (d. 2013)
- Tony Bennett, American singer and actor
- Anthony Sampson, English journalist and author (d. 2004)
- Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007)
- Marv Levy, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager
- Lewis Rowland, American neurologist (d. 2017)
- Connie Converse, American musician and singer-songwriter
- Leon Uris, American soldier and author (d. 2003)
- Jean Hagen, American actress (d. 1977)
- Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (d. 2012)
- John Eisenhower, American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (d. 2013)
- Richard Adler, American composer and producer (d. 2012)
- Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972)
- Norman Dewis, English test driver and engineer (d. 2019)
- Max Fatchen, Australian journalist and author (d. 2012)
- P. D. James, English author (d. 2014)
- Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1971)
- Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect (d. 2013)
- James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (d. 2014)
- Sidney Gottlieb, American chemist and theorist (d. 1999)
- Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
- Eddie Jefferson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
- Les Elgart, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1995)
- Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1970)
- José Manuel Moreno, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1978)
- Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)
- Fritz Hellwig, German politician (d. 2017)
- Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor and producer (d. 1990)
- Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and educator (d. 1971)
- Lawrence Brown, American trombonist and composer (d. 1988)
- Ernesto Geisel, Brazilian general and politician, 29th President of Brazil (d. 1996)
- Yang Shangkun, Chinese politician, and 4th President of China (d.1998)
- Franz König, Austrian cardinal (d. 2004)
- Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (d. 1983)
- Clifford D. Simak, American journalist and author (d. 1988)
- Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian journalist and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Tunisia (d. 2000)
- Regina Jonas, German rabbi (d. 1944)
- David Buttolph, American film composer (d. 1983)
- John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
- Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (d. 1981)
- Ernie Pyle, American soldier and journalist (d. 1945)
- John T. Scopes, American educator (d. 1970)
- Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
- Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
- Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, English politician (d. 1942)
- Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1951)
- Konstantin Melnikov, Russian architect, designed the Rusakov Workers' Club (d. 1974)
- Rupert Brooke, English poet (d. 1915)
- Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1964)
- Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
- Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (d. 1929)
- Stanley Baldwin, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1947)
- Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1922)
- William Kennedy Dickson, French-Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 1935)
- Alfred Deakin, Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
- Reginald Heber Roe, English-Australian swimmer, tennis player, and academic (d. 1926)
- John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey, English jurist and politician (d. 1929)
- Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer, conductor, and director (d. 1914)
- Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish-American revolutionary and military leader, territorial governor of Montana (d. 1867)
- Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (d. 1895)
- Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)
- Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (d. 1893)
- Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)
- Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
- Aaron Chorin, Hungarian rabbi and author (d. 1844)
- John Henley, English minister and poet (d. 1759)
- Wolfgang Julius, Count of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, German field marshal (d. 1698)
- Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (d. 1546)
- Maria of Jülich-Berg, German noblewoman (d. 1543)
- Imperia Cognati, Italian courtesan (d. 1512)
- Galeotto I Pico, Duke of Mirandola (d. 1499)
Deaths On This Day
- John Hume, Northern Irish politician (b. 1937)
- Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (b. 1917)
- Mel Farr, American football player and businessman (b. 1944)
- Coleen Gray, American actress (b. 1922)
- Margot Loyola, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
- Johanna Quandt, German businesswoman (b. 1926)
- Jef Murray, Australian artist and author (b. 1960)
- Miangul Aurangzeb, Pakistani captain and politician, 19th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (b. 1928)
- Edward Clancy, Australian cardinal (b. 1923)
- Dorothy Salisbury Davis, American author (b. 1916)
- Kenny Drew, Jr., American pianist and composer (b. 1958)
- Lydia Yu-Jose, Filipino political scientist and academic (b. 1944)
- John Coombs, English-Monegasque race car driver and businessman (b. 1922)
- Jack English Hightower, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
- Jack Hynes, Scottish-American soccer player and manager (b. 1920)
- Frank Evans, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1921)
- Martin Fleischmann, Czech-English chemist and academic (b. 1927)
- Paul McCracken, American economist and academic (b. 1915)
- John Pritchard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
- William Sleator, American author (b. 1945)
- Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)
- Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
- Nikolaos Makarezos, Greek soldier and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
- Skip Caray, American sportscaster (b. 1939)
- Erik Darling, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, dramatist and historian, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- John Gardner, English author (b. 1926)
- Peter Thorup, Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1948)
- Arthur Lee, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1945)
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-English soprano and actress (b. 1915)
- Françoise d'Eaubonne, French author and poet (b. 1920)
- Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer and painter (b. 1908)
- Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1954)
- Christopher Hewett, English actor and director (b. 1922)
- Joann Lõssov, Estonian basketball player and coach (b. 1921)
- Rod Ansell, Australian hunter (b. 1953)
- Byron Farwell, American historian and author (b. 1921)
- Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer and journalist (b. 1934)
- Pietro Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
- Jørgen Garde, Danish admiral (b. 1939)
- Ida Lupino, English-American actress and director (b. 1918)
- Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (b. 1933)
- Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)
- Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
- Angelos Terzakis, Greek author and playwright (b. 1907)
- Makarios III, Cypriot archbishop and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Cyprus (b. 1913)
- Alfred Lunt, American actor and director (b. 1892)
- Andreas Embirikos, Greek poet and photographer (b. 1901)
- Edgar Johan Kuusik, Estonian architect and interior designer (b. 1888)
- Richard Marshall, American general (b. 1895)
- Giannis Papaioannou, Turkish-Greek composer (b. 1913)
- Alexander Mair, Australian politician, 26th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1889)
- Konstantin Rokossovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union during World War II (b. 1896)
- Lenny Bruce, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
- Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1925)
- Hilda Rix Nicholas, Australian artist (b. 1884)
- Herb Byrne, Australian footballer (b. 1887)
- Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
- Colette, French novelist and journalist (b. 1873)
- Ignotus, Hungarian poet and author (b. 1869)
- Frumka Płotnicka, Polish resistance fighter during World War II (b. 1914)
- Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)
- Konstantin Konik, Estonian surgeon and politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1873)
- Emile Berliner, German-American inventor and businessman, invented the phonograph (b. 1851)
- Thorstein Veblen, American economist and sociologist (b. 1857)
- William Bruce, Australian cricketer (b. 1864)
- Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (b. 1857)
- Ture Malmgren, Swedish journalist and politician (b. 1851)
- Peeter Süda, Estonian organist and composer (b. 1883)
- Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician and academic (b. 1849)
- Roger Casement, Irish poet and activist (b. 1864)
- William Lyne, Australian politician, 13th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1844)
- George Inness, American painter (b. 1825)
- Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
- William B. Ogden, American businessman and politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
- Philipp August Böckh, German historian and scholar (b. 1785)
- Gábor Klauzál, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1804)
- Eugène Sue, French author and politician (b. 1804)
- Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (b. 1763)
- Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1767)
- Christopher Anstey, English author and poet (b. 1724)
- Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, English field marshal and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1717)
- Richard Arkwright, English engineer and businessman (b. 1732)
- Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French epistemiologist and philosopher (b. 1715)
- Stanisław Konarski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1700)
- Johann Matthias Gesner, German scholar and academic (b. 1691)
- Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor and woodcarver (b. 1648)
- Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch politician (b. 1641)
- Joshua Barnes, English historian and scholar (b. 1654)
- Guillaume du Vair, French lawyer and author (b. 1556)
- Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish commander and diplomat (b. 1540)
- Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace (b. 1484)
- Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (b. 1509)
- Francesco Ferruccio, Italian captain (b. 1489)
- Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
- James II, king of Scotland (b. 1430)
- Bartholomew de Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh, English nobleman
- At-Ta'i, Abbasid caliph (b. 932)
- Thietmar, margrave of Meissen
- Cao, Chinese empress dowager
- Burchard, duke of Thuringia
- Egino, duke of Thuringia
- Rudolf I, bishop of Würzburg