On This Day in History: August 6
August 6 is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 147 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Michigan man thinks lottery's notification of online win is a hoax. These days people are conditioned to be suspicious of notifications of lottery wins that unexpectedly arrive, so one could be sympathetic when a Michigan man first thought his real winner alert was a hoax.
- North Carolina lottery winner says his pencil picked the winning numbers for him. A man who won the lottery in North Carolina says his pencil picked the winning number for him.
- Kentucky Lottery offers new "1-off" wagering options. Kentucky Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery players now have an option to win just by getting close the numbers drawn.
- Lottery Places mobile app featured on Discovery Channel. The Lottery Places mobile app for iPhone, Android, and Windows will be featured on the Discovery Channel Friday morning, Aug. 7, on the 7:00 AM program NewsWatch TV.
- Michigan Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million goes unclaimed. A winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Michigan expired Wednesday and the $1 million prize went to the state School Aid Fund.
- New Mexico Lottery unveils new logo. The New Mexico Lottery unveiled a new, streamlined logo today, saying it's necessary to be recognizable on social media.
- $425 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised again. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $425 million.
- Texas Lottery bringing back All or Nothing game. After the Texas Lottery shut down All or Nothing for nearly 3 months, sales for the lottery game will resume on Sunday, August 25, with the first drawing on August 26 at 10:00 am.
- Ohio gas station sells $99M Mega Millions ticket. A lottery official says a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $99 million has been sold at a gas station in northeastern Ohio.
- Winning Lotto ticket survives washing machine. A four-week-old Lotto ticket survived a trip through the washing machine to net $250,000 for its Christchurch, New Zealand, owner.
- Iowa Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary. Twenty-five years and $4.8 billion in sales since it began, the Iowa Lottery remains popular statewide, generating $256 million in sales for the 12 months ending June 30.
- Lottery ticket worth $12.5M sold in N.H.. The New Hampshire Lottery says someone bought a Tri-State Megabucks Plus lottery ticket worth $12.5 million.
- Winning Hot Lotto ticket sold in New Mexico. New Mexico Lottery officials say one of two winning tickets for Saturday's Hot Lotto drawing was sold in New Mexico.
- VT Lottery had $1 million in unclaimed prizes. The Vermont Lottery ended its budget year with $1 million in unclaimed prizes for winning scratch-off tickets, a $400,000 jump over the amount of prize money that players failed to collect the previous year.
- Scholarships hit by S.C. Lottery downturn. Declining revenues from the S.C. lottery and increasing demand for the scholarships it provides means students could see their tuition grants drop.
- Small community anxiously waits for $1M lottery winner to claim prize. It is very likely that a Madison County, Illinois, resident is $1 million richer after purchasing a winning lottery ticket at Casey's General in Glen Carbon. However, the winner has yet to come forward to claim the massive prize.
- North Carolina Lottery is a Go. Residents of the Tar Heel state will finally get a lottery, under terms worked out by the state's House and Senate Friday.
- One ticket wins $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket sold in Tampa matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Lotto drawing from the Florida Lottery to win the jackpot worth $40 million.
- Oregon lottery posts record sales. The Oregon Lottery finished its 19th year of operation with record overall sales for the second consecutive year.
- Cancer victim claims £20 million UK Lotto prize. A cancer sufferer who claimed a record £20.1 million (US$37.1 million) in the UK Lotto has described the moment when she realized that she had won the jackpot.
- Mega Millions jackpot hits $50 million. There were no jackpot-winning tickets sold for the Tuesday Mega Millions lottery, increasing the jackpot for the multi-state game to $50 million. The next drawing will be Friday.
- Lotto winner hits big jackpot a second time. Shelley Hedwall claimed a $1.12 million jackpot from the Colorado Lottery on Tuesday, five years to the day after she hit the Lotto jackpot for $4 million.
- California Lottery CEO Leaves. California Lottery CEO Joan Wilson, who headed up the lottery through a number of tumultuous episodes including two failed advertising agency reivews, has left her post after some three years on the job, a lottery spokeswoman said.
- Lottery theft suspects get only a ticket to jail. William Michael Lomas allegedly broke into a Massachusetts General Store May 11 with two other men and took the cash register and 24 books of lottery scratch tickets, with as many as 200 tickets in each book.
- BMW shopping causes stir at $25M lottery trial. A $63,000 BMW and a mob informant's claim provided some surprising twists and turns Tuesday to a trial over who owns a $25 million lottery ticket.
- Lottery winners say they feared for their safety. Details about the disputed $25 million Mega Millions jackpot continue to emerge: Teri and Cornell Davis were so nervous that someone was going to snatch their winning New Jersey Lottery ticket that they hired two armed off-duty police officers to drive them to the lottery office in Trenton to claim their prize.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$448.4 Million
Aug 7, 2013
- 2.$350 Million
Aug 8, 2017
- 3.$323.5 Million
Aug 9, 2017
- 4.€190 Million
Aug 7, 2012
- 5.€203.41 Million
Aug 6, 2019
- 6.$223 Million
Aug 8, 2018
- 7.$212 Million
Aug 8, 2012
- 8.$180 Million
Aug 6, 2011
- 9.$161 Million
Aug 8, 2009
- 10.$141 Million
Aug 8, 2007
- 11.€119.3 Million
Aug 6, 2016
- 12.$115 Million
Aug 8, 2014
- 13.$112 Million
Aug 7, 2019
- 14.$102 Million
Aug 7, 2009
- 15.$89 Million
Aug 7, 2007
- 16.€75 Million
Aug 7, 2018
- 17.$82 Million
Aug 6, 2005
- 18.$80 Million
Aug 6, 2014
- 19.$76 Million
Aug 7, 2004
- 20.$75 Million
Aug 8, 2001
- 21.€52 Million
Aug 10, 2007
- 22.€61 Million
Aug 9, 2019
- 23.$68 Million
Aug 7, 2019
- 24.$66 Million
Aug 6, 2003
- 25.€57 Million
Aug 6, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1985
34 years old
Saturday, Aug 6, 1983
36 years old
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1974
45 years old
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1974
45 years old
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1974
45 years old
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1974
45 years old
Saturday, Aug 6, 1966
53 years old
Monday, Aug 6, 1951
68 years old
Sunday, Aug 6, 1950
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the Saudi city of Abha.
- NASA's Curiosity rover lands on the surface of Mars.
- War in Afghanistan: A United States military helicopter is shot down, killing 30 American special forces members and a working dog, seven Afghan soldiers, and one Afghan civilian. It was the deadliest single event for the United States in the War in Afghanistan.
- Flash floods across a large part of Jammu and Kashmir, India, damages 71 towns and kills at least 255 people.
- A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
- Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to a chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.
- Korean Air Flight 801 crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam killing 228 of 254 people on board.
- The Ramones played their farewell concert at The Palace, Los Angeles, CA.
- NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
- Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
- Takako Doi, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan's first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
- A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
- US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
- Jamaica becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
- After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena series.
- World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.
- The Warsaw Uprising occurs on August 1. It is brutally suppressed and all able-bodied men in Kraków are detained afterwards to prevent a similar uprising, the Kraków Uprising, that was planned but never carried out.
- Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
- Estonia was illegally annexed by the Soviet Union.
- Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears, never to be seen again.
- Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
- In New York City, the Warner Bros.' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
- World War I: Battle of Mărășești between the Romanian and German armies begins.
- World War I: Battle of Sari Bair: The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
- World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic: Two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
- World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
- The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
- Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
- At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.
- Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Spicheren is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
- Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Wörth results in a decisive Prussian victory.
- American Civil War: The Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering catastrophic engine failure near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
- Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
- Peruvian War of Independence: The Battle of Junín.
- Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
- Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, ending the Holy Roman Empire.
- Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
- The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
- Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
- The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk
- The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean.
- The Roman Empire lays siege to Betar, effectively ending the Bar Kokhba revolt.
Births On This Day
- Rebecca Peterson, Swedish tennis player
- Kareem Hunt, American football player
- Tara Moore, British tennis player
- Jiao Liuyang, Chinese swimmer
- Spencer Matthews, British TV personality
- Mehmet Akgün, Turkish footballer
- Raphael Pyrasch, German rugby player
- Viktoria Baškite, Estonian chess player
- Mickaël Delage, French cyclist
- Bafétimbi Gomis, French footballer
- Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer
- Vedad Ibišević, Bosnian footballer
- Jesse Ryder, New Zealand cricketer
- Neil Harvey, English-Barbadian footballer
- C. J. Mosley, American football player
- Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
- Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
- Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater
- Danny Collins, English-Welsh footballer
- Seneca Wallace, American football player
- Roman Weidenfeller, German footballer
- Francesco Bellotti, Italian cyclist
- Jaime Correa, Mexican footballer
- Travis Reed, American basketball player
- Marvel Smith, American football player
- Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
- Rebecca Maddern, Australian journalist and television host
- Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager
- Luciano Zavagno, Argentinian footballer
- Soleil Moon Frye, American actress and producer
- Melissa George, Australian-American actress
- Adam Ritson, Australian rugby league player
- Shaun Timmins, Australian rugby league player
- Jason Crump, English-Australian motorcycle racer
- Renate Götschl, Austrian skier
- Víctor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
- Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer
- Luis Vizcaíno, Dominican baseball player
- Alvin Williams, American basketball player and coach
- Vera Farmiga, American actress
- Max Kellerman, American sportscaster and radio host
- Iain Morris, English screenwriter and producer
- Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
- Paolo Bacigalupi, American author
- Darren Eales, English footballer and lawyer
- Geri Halliwell, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Ray Lucas, American football player and sportscaster
- M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Simon Doull, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
- Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
- Jack de Gier, Dutch footballer
- Lorna Fitzsimons, English businesswoman and politician
- Mike Greenberg, American journalist and sportscaster
- Julie Snyder, Canadian talk show host and producer
- Vishal Bhardwaj, Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer
- Stéphane Peterhansel, French race car driver
- Yuki Kajiura, Japanese pianist and composer
- David Robinson, American basketball player and lieutenant
- Vince Wells, English cricketer
- Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, Nigerian journalist, activist, social media expert, and pharmacist
- Charles Ingram, English soldier, author, and game show contestant
- Kevin Mitnick, American computer hacker and author
- Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian-Hong Kong actress and producer
- Mary Ann Sieghart, English journalist and radio host
- Dale Ellis, American basketball player
- Rajendra Singh, Indian environmentalist
- Randy DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Bob Horner, American baseball player
- Jim McGreevey, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New Jersey
- Bill Emmott, English journalist and author
- Mark Hughes, English-Australian rugby league player
- Pat MacDonald, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- David McLetchie, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
- Catherine Hicks, American actress
- Daryl Somers, Australian television host and singer
- Dorian Harewood, American actor
- Dino Bravo, Italian-Canadian wrestler (d. 1993)
- Richard Prince, American painter and photographer
- Clarence Richard Silva, American bishop
- William McCrea, Northern Irish politician
- Radhia Cousot, French computer scientist and academic
- Tony Dell, English-Australian cricketer and soldier
- Allan Holdsworth, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2017)
- Ron Jones, English director and production manager (d. 1993)
- Inday Badiday, Filipino journalist and actress (d. 2003)
- Michael Mingos, English chemist and academic
- Martin Wharton, English bishop
- Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)
- Byard Lancaster, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)
- Ray Culp, American baseball player
- Andrew Green, Baron Green of Deddington, English diplomat
- Mukhu Aliyev, Russian philologist and politician, 2nd President of Dagestan
- Egil Kapstad, Norwegian pianist and composer
- Louise Sorel, American actress
- Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
- Peter Bonerz, American actor and director
- Bert Yancey, American golfer (d. 1994)
- Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2000)
- Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (d. 2014)
- Barbara Windsor, English actress
- Fortunato Baldelli, Italian cardinal (d. 2012)
- Octavio Getino, Spanish-Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Geoff Harvey, Australian musician and television personality (d. 2019)
- Piers Anthony, English-American soldier and author
- Chris Bonington, English mountaineer and author
- Billy Boston, Welsh rugby player and soldier
- A. G. Kripal Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)
- Michael Deeley, English screenwriter and producer
- Howard Hodgkin, English painter (d. 2017)
- Charles Wood, English playwright and screenwriter
- Chalmers Johnson, American scholar and author (d. 2010)
- Abbey Lincoln, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2010)
- Mike Elliott, Jamaican saxophonist
- Roch La Salle, Canadian politician, 42nd Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 2007)
- Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- Andy Warhol, American painter and photographer (d. 1987)
- Elisabeth Beresford, French-English journalist and author (d. 2010)
- Frank Finlay, English actor (d. 2016)
- Clem Labine, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
- János Rózsás, Hungarian author (d. 2012)
- Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Samuel Bowers, American activist, co-founded the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 2006)
- Jess Collins, American painter (d. 2004)
- Paul Hellyer, Canadian engineer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Defence
- Freddie Laker, English businessman, founded Laker Airways (d. 2006)
- Dan Walker, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Illinois (d. 2015)
- Dixon M. Woodbury, American epilepsy researcher (d. 1991)
- Selma Diamond, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)
- John Graves, American author (d. 2013)
- Ella Raines, American actress (d. 1988)
- Pauline Betz, American tennis player (d. 2011)
- Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer and manager (d. 2001)
- Barbara Cooney, American author and illustrator (d. 2000)
- Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)
- Richard Hofstadter, American historian and academic (d. 1970)
- Dom Mintoff, Maltese journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 2012)
- Gordon Freeth, Australian lawyer and politician, 24th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 2001)
- Richard C. Miller, American photographer (d. 2010)
- Lucille Ball, American actress, television producer and businesswoman (d. 1989)
- Norman Gordon, South African cricketer (d. 2014)
- Constance Heaven, English author and actress (d. 1995)
- Adoniran Barbosa, Brazilian musician, singer, composer, humorist, and actor (d. 1982)
- Charles Crichton, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Diana Keppel, Countess of Albemarle (d. 2013)
- Maria Ludwika Bernhard, Polish classical archaeologist and a member of WWII Polish resistance (d. 1998)
- Helen Jacobs, American tennis player and commander (d. 1997)
- Lajos Vajda, Hungarian painter and illustrator (d. 1941)
- Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
- Jean Dessès, Greek-Egyptian fashion designer (d. 1970)
- Henry Iba, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)
- Dutch Schultz, American gangster (d. 1935)
- Cecil Howard Green, English-American geophysicist and businessman, co-founded Texas Instruments (d. 2003)
- Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)
- Frank Nicklin, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Queensland (d. 1978)
- Paula Fürst, German-Jewish reform educator and Holocaust victim (d.1942)
- Wright Patman, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1976)
- Hoot Gibson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1962)
- William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, English field marshal and politician, 13th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1970)
- Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale, English captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (d. 1956)
- George Kenney, Canadian-American general (d. 1977)
- John Middleton Murry, English poet and author (d. 1957)
- Dudley Benjafield, English race car driver (d. 1957)
- Edward Ballantine, American composer and academic (d. 1971)
- Scott Nearing, American economist and educator (d. 1983)
- Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)
- Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
- Louella Parsons, American journalist (d. 1972)
- Hans Moser, Austrian actor and singer (d. 1964)
- Wallace H. White Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1952)
- Charles Fort, American author (d. 1932)
- Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (d. 1955)
- Susie Taylor, American writer and first African-American Army nurse (d. 1912)
- Anna Haining Bates, Canadian-American giant (d. 1888)
- Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)
- James Henry Greathead, South African-English engineer (d. 1896)
- Hjalmar Kiærskou, Danish botanist (d. 1900)
- Thomas Alexander Browne, English-Australian author (d. 1915)
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet (d. 1892)
- Daniel O'Connell, Irish lawyer and politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin (d. 1847)
- Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French general and politician (d. 1813)
- William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (d. 1828)
- Petros Mavromichalis, Greek general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1848)
- Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French author (d. 1747)
- Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
- Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1748)
- Maria Sophia of Neuburg (d. 1699)
- Claude de Forbin, French general (d. 1733)
- François Fénelon, French archbishop and poet (d. 1715)
- Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1710)
- Nicolas Malebranche, French priest and philosopher (d. 1715)
- Tjerk Hiddes de Vries, Dutch admiral (d. 1666)
- Barbara Strozzi, Italian composer and singer-songwriter (d. 1677)
- Richard Bennett, English-American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
- Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (d. 1675)
- Fakhr-al-Din II, Ottoman prince (d. 1635)
- Matthew Parker, English archbishop (d. 1575)
- Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)
Deaths On This Day
- Joël Robuchon, French Chef (b. 1945)
- Margaret Heckler, American politician (b. 1931)
- Anya Krugovoy Silver, American poet
- Betty Cuthbert, Australian sprinter (b. 1938)
- Darren Daulton, American baseball player (b. 1962)
- Ray Hill, American football player (b. 1975)
- Frederick R. Payne, Jr., American general and pilot (b. 1911)
- Orna Porat, German-Israeli actress (b. 1924)
- Ralph Bryans, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1941)
- Ananda W.P. Guruge, Sri Lankan scholar and diplomat (b. 1928)
- John Woodland Hastings, American biochemist and academic (b. 1927)
- Jeremy Geidt, English-American actor and educator (b. 1930)
- Stan Lynde, American author and illustrator (b. 1931)
- Mava Lee Thomas, American baseball player (b. 1929)
- Jerry Wolman, American businessman (b. 1927)
- Richard Cragun, American-Brazilian ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1944)
- Marvin Hamlisch, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1944)
- Robert Hughes, Australian-American author and critic (b. 1938)
- Bernard Lovell, English physicist and astronomer (b. 1913)
- Mark O'Donnell, American playwright (b. 1954)
- Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist and educator (b. 1918)
- Dan Roundfield, American basketball player (b. 1953)
- Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and educator (b. 1911)
- Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer and author (b. 1909)
- Willy DeVille, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
- John Hughes, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1950)
- Angelos Kitsos, Greek lawyer and author (b. 1934)
- Heinz Barth, German lieutenant (b. 1920)
- Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (b. 1969)
- Robin Cook, Scottish educator and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1946)
- Rick James, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)
- Donald Justice, American poet and academic (b. 1925)
- Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (b. 1915)
- Edsger W. Dijkstra, Dutch physicist, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1930)
- Jorge Amado, Brazilian novelist and poet (b. 1912)
- Adhar Kumar Chatterji, Indian Naval officer (b. 1914)
- Wilhelm Mohnke, German general (b. 1911)
- Shan Ratnam, Sri Lankan physician and academic (b. 1928)
- Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
- André Weil, French-American mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
- Shin Ki-ha, South Korean lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
- Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter and politician (b. 1928)
- Tex Hughson, American baseball player (b. 1916)
- Leszek Błażyński, Polish boxer (b. 1949)
- Shapour Bakhtiar, Iranian soldier and politician, 74th Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1915)
- Roland Michener, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Governor General of Canada (b. 1900)
- Harry Reasoner, American journalist, co-created 60 Minutes (b. 1923)
- Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and politician (b. 1912)
- Ira C. Eaker, American general (b. 1896)
- Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
- William Anstruther-Gray, Baron Kilmany, Scottish soldier and politician (b. 1905)
- Forbes Burnham, Guyanese politician, 2nd President of Guyana (b. 1923)
- Klaus Nomi, German singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1944)
- Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Pope Paul VI (b. 1897)
- Edward Durell Stone, American architect, designed Radio City Music Hall and the Kennedy Center (b. 1902)
- Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian-American cellist and educator (b. 1903)
- Fulgencio Batista, Cuban colonel and politician, 9th President of Cuba (b. 1901)
- Nikos Tsiforos, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1912)
- Theodor W. Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1903)
- Cedric Hardwicke, English actor and director (b. 1893)
- Preston Sturges, American director, screenwriter, and playwright (b. 1898)
- Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player and coach (b. 1903)
- Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1920)
- Hiram Johnson, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of California (b. 1866)
- Bix Beiderbecke, American cornet player, pianist, and composer (b. 1903)
- Surendranath Banerjee, Indian academic and politician (b. 1848)
- Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (b. 1853)
- Stefan Bastyr, Polish pilot and author (b. 1890)
- Jennie de la Montagnie Lozier, American physician (b. 1841)
- George Waterhouse, English-New Zealand politician, 7th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1824)
- Eduard Hanslick, Austrian author and critic (b. 1825)
- Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1811)
- Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1812)
- James Springer White, American religious leader, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1821)
- Catherine Willis Gray, American socialite (b. 1803)
- John Mason Neale, English priest, scholar, and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
- Edward Walsh, Irish poet and songwriter (b. 1805)
- Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and diplomat (b. 1785)
- James A. Bayard, American lawyer and politician (b. 1767)
- Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714)
- Ádám Mányoki, Hungarian painter (b. 1673)
- Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Estonian-Russian physicist and academic (b. 1711)
- François de Harlay de Champvallon, French archbishop (b. 1625)
- Antoine Arnauld, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1612)
- John Snell, Scottish-English soldier and philanthropist, founded the Snell Exhibition (b. 1629)
- Tjerk Hiddes de Vries, Frisian naval hero and commander (b. 1622)
- Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1599)
- Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Ukrainian soldier and politician, 1st Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (b. 1595)
- Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant and politician (b. 1575)
- Ben Jonson, English poet and playwright (b. 1572)
- Johannes Junius, German lawyer and politician (b. 1573)
- Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)
- Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (b. 1458)
- Pope Callixtus III (b. 1378)
- Ladislaus of Naples (b. 1377)
- Margherita of Durazzo, Queen consort of Charles III of Naples (b. 1347)
- Francesco I of Lesbos
- Stephen V of Hungary (b. 1239)
- Saint Dominic, Spanish priest, founded the Dominican Order (b. 1170)
- Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (b. 1129)
- Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (b. 1113)
- Richard III, Duke of Normandy
- Marwan II, Umayyad general and caliph (b. 688)
- Pope Hormisdas (b. 450)
- Pope Sixtus II