On This Day in History: August 7
August 7 is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 146 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Couple wins £1 million lottery prize a day after husband loses job. A couple who suffered a year's worth of hardship was hanging on by a thread, but one well-timed lottery prize was the long-awaited good karma to tip the scales and help lift the husband and wife out of their streak of misfortune.
- What's it like to suddenly become rich?. We've all daydreamed about an unexpected windfall that would change our luck. But what's it really like to come into money? Meet five people who did.
- UK Lottery's first £10k a month for life winner goes public as he reveals bucket list. A 24-year-old Amazon worker is celebrating after becoming the first person to win the National Lottery's £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.
- Wells Fargo lottery winners poker-faced as they return to work. Customers strolling into a South San Jose Wells Fargo this morning had no idea that millionaires would be cashing their checks.
- $650 million in lottery jackpots up for grabs this week. The USA's two powerhouse multi-state lottery games have been steadily growing their jackpots over the past several weeks, and this week they offer a combined $650 million to lottery players who will take a chance to beat the odds.
- Cottage industry helps lottery winners dodge taxes. With few rules or law enforcement to stop it, a cottage industry has popped up to help lottery winners avoid taxes, child support, and other debts, potentially costing the state and federal governments millions in lost revenue.
- Michigan Lottery hot streak: Fantasy 5 has 43 jackpot winners in last 4 months. According to the Michigan Lottery, the Fantasy 5 jackpot is riding an unprecedented hot streak, claiming 43 winners since April 7.
- Stores with past Powerball winners lure crowds. When big jackpots roll around, stores known for selling winning tickets see their business pick up as superstitious dreamers pour in, hoping luck will strike again.
- $220 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $220 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Federal online gambling legislation clears big hurdle. Maybe there are some teeth in the push for legalization and sensible federal regulation of the Internet gambling industry after all.
- Scientific Games sued a second time by Gameologist. Gameologist, a New Jersey based and minority-owned small business, filed a second lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against Scientific Games, for infringement of trademark.
- Italy Is a 'Mad House' for Lottery. With a record €119 million (US$177 million) jackpot at stake in Italy's state lottery, millions have been gripped by lotto fever.
- N.C. Lottery lagging behind revenue estimates. North Carolina's lottery commission has cut the lottery budget because of lower sales than state lawmakers originally expected.
- Reporter honored for lottery coverage. Steve Geissinger, the Sacramento bureau chief for ANG Newspapers, received a national award Friday night from the Association of Capital Reporters and Editors for coverage of California's controversial entrance into the multi-state Mega Millions lottery.
- One ticket wins $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot. The Food R Us convenience store in Palm Springs, Florida, a small neighborhood store on Congress Avenue, sold the sole winning ticket for Saturday's $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot.
- Wisconsin factory workers win $208M Powerball lottery. About 100 cheese factory workers in the Wisconsin town of St. Cloud have been celebrating -- because they say they're $208 million richer now.
- Andy Rooney: Lotteries and lottery players are stupid. Andy Rooney demonstrates how a critic with a loud voice, a bunch of pre-conceived notions, and the laziness to obtain all of their information from one biased source can create an embarrassingly wrong opinion piece.
- Interlott wins Arizona lottery contract. Interlott Technologies Inc. won a bid to supply instant ticket vending machines to the Arizona Lottery.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $53 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $53 million, with a cash option of $27.3 million.
- $3.4M Ticket Hasn’t Been Cashed. The sale of a winning Megabucks ticket worth $3.4 million at the Brooklin General Store in June continues to cause a stir.
- Court Orders City To Return Couple’s Tax On Lottery Winnings. Ohio's highest court says one Northeast Ohio city can't tax lottery winnings under its current law.
- Davis names Washington lottery director to head Calif. lottery. Gov. Gray Davis on Wednesday appointed the executive director of the Washington state lottery to head California's lottery.
- Wrong lottery numbers get transmitted. A computer error caused some television stations around Louisiana to broadcast the wrong Pick 4 numbers for the Louisiana Lottery's Tuesday night drawing, officials said.
- Facing Fraud Trial, Mayor Wins Lottery. The mayor of the small town of Dawson, Georgia won $500,000 in the Georgia Lottery a month before his trial on charges of insurance fraud and forgery.
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.€205.4 Million
Aug 8, 2019
- 6.$228.9 Million
Aug 10, 2011
- 7.$223 Million
Aug 8, 2018
- 8.$212 Million
Aug 8, 2012
- 9.$161 Million
Aug 8, 2009
- 10.$158 Million
Aug 8, 2020
- 11.$141 Million
Aug 8, 2007
- 12.€120.54 Million
Aug 9, 2016
- 13.$115 Million
Aug 8, 2014
- 14.$112 Million
Aug 7, 2019
- 15.$102 Million
Aug 7, 2009
- 16.$92 Million
Aug 10, 2005
- 17.$90 Million
Aug 9, 2014
- 18.$89 Million
Aug 7, 2007
- 19.$87 Million
Aug 9, 2003
- 20.€75 Million
Aug 7, 2018
- 21.€75 Million
Aug 7, 2020
- 22.€69 Million
Aug 9, 2019
- 23.$76 Million
Aug 7, 2004
- 24.$75 Million
Aug 8, 2001
- 25.€52 Million
Aug 10, 2007
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Aug 7, 1991
29 years old
Monday, Aug 7, 1989
31 years old
Friday, Aug 7, 1987
33 years old
Tuesday, Aug 7, 1984
36 years old
Thursday, Aug 7, 1980
40 years old
Monday, Aug 7, 1978
42 years old
Monday, Aug 7, 1972
48 years old
Saturday, Aug 7, 1971
49 years old
Friday, Aug 7, 1970
50 years old
Thursday, Aug 7, 1969
51 years old
Wednesday, Aug 7, 1968
52 years old
Wednesday, Aug 7, 1963
57 years old
Monday, Aug 7, 1961
59 years old
Sunday, Aug 7, 1960
60 years old
Thursday, Aug 7, 1952
68 years old
Wednesday, Aug 7, 1946
74 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The start of the Russo-Georgian War over the territory of South Ossetia.
- At AT&T Park, Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to surpass Hank Aaron's 33-year-old record.
- The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades neighboring Dagestan.
- Bombings at United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
- Space Shuttle Program: The Space Shuttle Discovery launches on STS-85 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- Fine Air Flight 101 crashes after takeoff from Miami International Airport, killing five people.
- The Chilean government declares state of emergency in the southern half of the country in response to an event of intense, cold, wind, rain and snowfall known as the White Earthquake.
- Ada Deer, a Menominee activist, sworn in as the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- First American soldiers arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf War.
- U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
- Cold War: Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing the Bering Strait from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union.
- Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
- The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been disposed of negligently.
- Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.
- Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air.
- California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
- Richard Nixon appoints Luis R. Bruce, a Mohawk-Oglala Sioux and co-founder of the National Congress of American Indians, as the new commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
- Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey awarded the U.S. President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service for her refusal to authorize thalidomide.
- Ivory Coast becomes independent from France.
- Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
- The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
- The government of the Soviet Union presented a note to its Turkish counterparts which refuted the latter's sovereignty over the Turkish Straits, thus beginning the Turkish Straits crisis.
- IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
- World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal begins as the United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
- The Kingdom of Iraq slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Simele. This date is recognized as Martyrs Day or National Day of Mourning by the Assyrian community in memory of the Simele massacre.
- The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana; two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed.
- The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
- Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York, New York to San Francisco, California.
- Anna Månsdotter became the last woman to be executed in Sweden for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
- The first Australian rules football match is played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.
- Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.
- U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
- American troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.
- The United States Department of War is established.
- The first federal Indian Reservation is created by the United States.
- George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
- The Battle of Gangut: The first important victory of the Russian Navy.
- The brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America.
- Battle of Guinegate, French troops of King Louis XI were defeated by the Burgundians led by Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg.
- The Ming dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
- Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.
- Pope Stephen III is elected to office, and quickly seeks Frankish protection against the Lombard threat, since the Byzantine Empire is no longer able to help.
- The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
- Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer.
Births On This Day
- Vladimir Barbu, Italian diver
- María Bazo, Peruvian windsurfer
- Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper
- Karol Zalewski, Polish sprinter
- Adam Yates, English cyclist
- Simon Yates, English cyclist
- E. J. Tackett, American bowler
- Zac MacMath, American footballer
- Luis Salom, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2016)
- Mitchell te Vrede, Dutch footballer
- Mike Trout, American baseball player
- Josh Franceschi, English singer-songwriter
- DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player
- Jonathan Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mohamed Coulibaly, Senegalese footballer
- Anisa Mohammed, West Indian cricketer
- Melody Oliveria, American blogger
- Erik Pieters, Dutch footballer
- Beanie Wells, American football player
- Sidney Crosby, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mustapha Dumbuya, Sierra Leonean footballer
- Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player
- Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer
- Paul Biedermann, German swimmer
- Valter Birsa, Slovenian footballer
- Altaír Jarabo, Mexican model and actress
- Juan de la Rosa, Mexican boxer
- Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player
- Tooba Siddiqui, Pakistani model and actress
- Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)
- Christian Chávez, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor
- Murat Dalkılıç, Turkish singer-songwriter
- Danny, Portuguese footballer
- Andriy Hrivko, Ukrainian cyclist
- Mark Pettini, English cricketer and journalist
- Ángeles Balbiani, Argentine actress and singer
- Abbie Cornish, Australian actress
- Juan Martín Hernández, Argentine rugby player
- Marquise Hill, American football player (d. 2007)
- Vassilis Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
- Martin Vučić, Macedonian singer and drummer
- David Testo, American soccer player
- Randy Wayne, American actor and producer
- Carsten Busch, German footballer
- Aurélie Claudel, French model and actress
- Tácio Caetano Cruz Queiroz, Brazilian footballer
- Seiichiro Maki, Japanese footballer
- Eric Johnson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Miguel Llera, Spanish footballer
- Birgit Zotz, Austrian anthropologist and author
- Alexandre Aja, French director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jamey Jasta, American singer-songwriter
- Mark McCammon, English-Barbadian footballer
- Cirroc Lofton, American actor
- Charlotte Ronson, English fashion designer
- Samantha Ronson, English singer-songwriter and DJ
- Justin Brooker, Rugby League Player
- Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer and manager
- Shane Lechler, American football player
- Koray Candemir, Turkish singer-songwriter
- Gerard Denton, Australian cricketer
- Megan Gale, Australian model and actress
- Ray Hill, American football player (d. 2015)
- Rebecca Kleefisch, American journalist and politician, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
- Édgar Rentería, Colombian baseball player
- Charlize Theron, South African actress
- Chico Benymon, American actor
- Michael Shannon, American actor
- Mikhail Gorsheniov, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Danny Graves, Vietnamese-American baseball player
- Kevin Muscat, English-Australian footballer, coach, and manager
- Gerry Peñalosa, Filipino boxer and promoter
- Dominic Cork, England cricketer and sportscaster
- Rachel York, American actress and singer
- Eric Namesnik, American swimmer (d. 2006)
- Paul Lambert, Scottish footballer and manager
- Dana G. Peleg, Israeli writer and LGBT activist
- Francesca Gregorini, Italian-American director and screenwriter
- Trevor Hendy, Australian surfer and coach
- Sophie Lee, Australian actress and author
- Jason Grimsley, American baseball player
- David Cairns, Scottish laicised priest and politician, Minister of State for Scotland (d. 2011)
- Shobna Gulati, British actress
- Kristin Hersh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jimmy Wales, American businessman, co-founder of Wikipedia
- Raul Malo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater
- John Birmingham, English-Australian journalist and author
- Ian Dench, English guitarist and songwriter
- Peter Niven, Scottish jockey
- Paul Dunn, Australian rugby league player
- Nick Gillespie, American journalist and author
- Marcus Roberts, American pianist and educator
- Alison Brown, American banjo player, songwriter, and producer
- Brian Conley, English actor and singer
- Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast
- Walter Swinburn, English jockey and trainer (d. 2016)
- David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Koenraad Elst, Belgian orientalist and author
- Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
- Russell Baze, Canadian-American jockey
- Bruce Dickinson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alberto Salazar, Cuban-American runner and coach
- Daire Brehan, Irish journalist, lawyer, and actress (d. 2012)
- Alexander Dityatin, Russian gymnast and colonel
- Wayne Knight, American actor, comedian and voice actor
- Greg Nickels, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Seattle
- Vladimir Sorokin, Russian author and playwright
- Valery Gazzaev, Russian footballer, manager and politician
- Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spy
- Alan Reid, Scottish politician
- Anne Fadiman, American journalist and author
- Caroline Aaron, American actress and producer
- Eamonn Darcy, Irish golfer
- Kees Kist, Dutch footballer
- Alexei Sayle, English comedian, actor, and author
- Rodney Crowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alan Keyes, American politician and diplomat, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
- S. Thandayuthapani, Sri Lankan educator and politician
- Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese journalist and politician
- Matthew Parris, South African-English journalist and politician
- Marty Appel, American businessman and author
- Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
- Franciscus Henri, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter
- Sofia Rotaru, Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Kenny Ireland, Scottish actor and director (d. 2014)
- Alan Page, American football player and jurist
- John Glover, American actor
- Robert Mueller, American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Mohammed Badie, Egyptian religious leader
- Lana Cantrell, Australian singer-songwriter and lawyer
- Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Garrison Keillor, American humorist, novelist, short story writer, and radio host
- Carlos Monzon, Argentinian boxer and actor (d. 1995)
- Caetano Veloso, Brazilian singer-songwriter, writer and producer
- Richard Sykes, English biochemist and academic
- B. J. Thomas, American singer
- Matthew Evans, Baron Evans of Temple Guiting, English publisher and politician (d. 2016)
- Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian lawyer and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)
- Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)
- Don Wilson, English cricketer and coach (d. 2012)
- Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
- Sándor Simó, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Eddie Firmani, South African footballer and manager
- Elinor Ostrom, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
- Jerry Pournelle, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
- Alberto Romulo, Filipino politician and diplomat
- Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian runner (d. 1973)
- Edward Hardwicke, English actor (d. 2011)
- Rien Poortvliet, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
- Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2005)
- Jack Good, British television producer (d. 2017)
- Charles E. Rice, American scholar and author (d. 2015)
- Togrul Narimanbekov, Azerbaijani-French painter and academic (d. 2013)
- Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer and educator (d. 2017)
- Don Larsen, American baseball player (d. 2020)
- Betsy Byars, American author and academic (d. 2020)
- Owen Luder, English architect, designed Tricorn Centre and Trinity Square
- James Randi, Canadian-American stage magician and author (d. 2020)
- Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
- Edwin Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana
- Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2003)
- Carl Switzer, American child actor and hunting guide (d. 1959)
- Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)
- Felice Bryant, American songwriter (d. 2003)
- Kenneth Kendall, Indian-English journalist and actor (d. 2012)
- Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (d. 2014)
- Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor (d. 2016)
- C. Buddingh', Dutch poet and translator (d. 1985)
- Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and author (d. 2007)
- Kermit Love, American actor, puppeteer, and costume designer (d. 2008)
- George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
- István Bibó, Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)
- Nicholas Ray, American director and screenwriter (d. 1979)
- Freddie Slack, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)
- Albert Kotin, Belarusian-American soldier and painter (d. 1980)
- Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
- Louis Leakey, Kenyan-English palaeontologist and archaeologist (d. 1972)
- Ann Harding, American actress and singer (d. 1981)
- Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, American author and activist (d. 1964)
- Anna Elisabet Weirauch, German author and playwright (d. 1970)
- Billie Burke, American actress and singer (d. 1970)
- Nikolai Triik, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1940)
- Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)
- Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)
- Mary Frances Winston, American mathematician (d. 1959)
- Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and statistician (d. 1931)
- Huntley Wright, English actor (d. 1941)
- Emil Nolde, Danish-German painter and illustrator (d. 1956)
- Henri Le Sidaner, French painter (d. 1939)
- Victoria of Baden (d. 1931)
- Alan Leo, English astrologer and author (d. 1917)
- Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and author (d. 1911)
- Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (d. 1859)
- Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
- Nathanael Greene, American general (d. 1786)
- James Bowdoin, American banker and politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)
- Muhammad Shah, Mughal emperor of India (d. 1748)
- William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Dutch stadtholder (d. 1664)
- Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet and linguist (d. 1672)
- Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)
- Thomas Lupo, English viol player and composer (d. 1627)
- Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian aristocrat and serial killer (d. 1614)
- Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (d. 1595)
- Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
- Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)
Deaths On This Day
- Lê Khả Phiêu, Vietnamese politician, General Secretary (1997-2001) (b. 1931)
- David Berman, American musician, singer, poet and cartoonist (b. 1967)
- M. Karunanidhi, Indian politician, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and prominent leader of Tamils (b. 1924)
- Stan Mikita, Slovakian hockey player (b. 1940)
- Don Baylor, American baseball player (b. 1949)
- David Maslanka, American composer (b. 1943)
- Bryan Clauson, American racing driver (b. 1989)
- Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (b. 1929)
- Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian pharmacologist and physician (b. 1914)
- Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founded LPGA (b. 1923)
- Víctor Fayad, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1955)
- Perry Moss, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
- Henry Stone, American record producer (b. 1921)
- Samuel G. Armistead, American linguist, historian, and academic (b. 1927)
- Almir Kayumov, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
- Anthony Pawson, English-Canadian biologist, chemist, and academic (b. 1952)
- Margaret Pellegrini, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
- Meeli Truu, Estonian architect (d. 1946)
- Alexander Yagubkin, Russian boxer (b. 1961)
- Murtuz Alasgarov, Azerbaijani academic and politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (b. 1928)
- Judith Crist, American critic and academic (b. 1922)
- Vladimir Kobzev, Russian footballer and coach (b. 1959)
- Anna Piaggi, Italian journalist and author (b. 1931)
- Mayer Zald, American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)
- Dušan Zbavitel, Czech indologist and author (b. 1925)
- Mark Hatfield, American soldier, academic, and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (b. 1922)
- Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain and spy (b. 1912)
- John Nelder, English mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)
- Louis E. Saavedra, American educator and politician, 48th Mayor of Albuquerque (b. 1933)
- Mike Seeger, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
- Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (b. 1931)
- Andrea Pininfarina, Italian engineer and businessman (b. 1957)
- Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)
- Angus Tait, New Zealand businessman, founded Tait Communications (b. 1919)
- Mary Anderson Bain, American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)
- Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (b. 1938)
- Red Adair, American firefighter (b. 1915)
- Colin Bibby, English ornithologist and academic (b. 1948)
- K. D. Arulpragasam, Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (b. 1931)
- Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
- Algirdas Lauritėnas, Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1932)
- Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (b. 1929)
- Larry Martyn, English actor (b. 1934)
- Mickey Leland, American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
- Camille Chamoun, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)
- Grayson Hall, American actress (b. 1922)
- Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
- Eddie Calvert, English trumpeter (b. 1922)
- Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (b. 1925)
- Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)
- Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1895)
- Joi Lansing, American model, actress, and singer (b. 1929)
- Harold Haley, American lawyer and judge (b. 1904)
- Jonathan P. Jackson, American bodyguard (b. 1953)
- Jean Bastien, French professional footballer (b. 1915)
- Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French composer (b. 1905)
- Giovanni Bracco, Italian race car driver (b. 1908)
- Ramon Vila Capdevila, last of the Spanish Maquis, holding out after the end of the Spanish Civil War (b.1908)
- Luis Ángel Firpo, Argentine boxer (b. 1894)
- Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, American author and educator (b. 1892)
- Oliver Hardy, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1892)
- Abner Powell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)
- Charles Bryant, English-American actor and director (b. 1879)
- Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
- Konstantin Stanislavski, Russian actor and director (b. 1863)
- Edwin Harris Dunning, South African-English commander and pilot (b. 1891)
- François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss limnologist and academic (b. 1841)
- Wilhelm Liebknecht, German lawyer and politician (b. 1826)
- Jacob Maris, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1837)
- Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer and academic (b. 1854)
- Li Xiucheng, Chinese field marshal (b. 1823)
- Mariano Arista, Mexican general and politician, 19th President of Mexico (b. 1802)
- Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1779)
- Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor, invented the Jacquard loom (b. 1752)
- Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French economist and politician (b. 1739)
- Francis Blackburne, English Anglican churchman and activist (b. 1705)
- Jin Shengtan, Chinese journalist and critic (b. 1608)
- Martin van den Hove, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)
- Friedrich Spee, German poet and academic (b. 1591)
- Robert de Vere, 19th Earl of Oxford, English soldier (b. 1575)
- Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, designed Teatro Olimpico (b. 1548)
- Thomas Fleming, English judge and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1544)
- Cajetan, Italian priest and saint (b. 1480)
- Alexander Stewart, duke of Albany (b. 1454)
- Joan of Kent, mother of Richard II (b. 1328)
- Heinrich II von Rotteneck, prince-bishop of Regensburg
- Richard Middleton, English Lord Chancellor
- Hugh Foliot, bishop of Hereford (b. c. 1155)
- Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)
- Alfonso V, king of León (b. 994)
- Li Chongjun, Chinese prince
- Majorian, Roman emperor (b. 420)