On This Day in History: December 10
December 10 is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 21 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts treasurer continues campaign to allow online lottery sales. Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg continued her campaign to allow the state's lottery to sell tickets online.
- Man in Iraq wins $6.4 million Oregon Lottery jackpot. For the first known time in the Oregon Lottery's 30-year history, the ticket for a winning big jackpot has been sold through an international online lottery ticket sales site — and the $6.4 million prize goes to an Iraqi national whose ticket was bought in Bend, and whose name won't be revealed in order to protect him from danger in his homeland, officials confirmed Wednesday.
- Illinois Lottery cuts ties with private manager. The split between the Illinois Lottery and its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, is now official after three years of acrimony over lower-than-expected revenues.
- Florida Lottery winner outed as sexual predator. ?At the Florida Lottery headquarters, Timothy Poole, 43, posed for a photo with an oversized check after claiming his $3 million Scratch-Off prize. But when the image hit the Internet, others recognized the 450-pound man as a registered sexual predator.
- Alabama legislator lobbies for state lottery. The Democrat leader in the Alabama House is calling for the Legislature to use its election-year session to approve a state lottery.
- Pennsylvania Senate may work privatization deal. There is "broad support" among Senate Republicans to give the governor authority for a private company to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery and legalize electronic games such as keno to boost state revenue, the Senate majority leader said on Monday.
- Father charged with helping sons steal $5 million lottery ticket. The owner of a Syracuse, New York, convenience store was arrested this week on charges of conspiring with his son to steal a $5 million lottery ticket from a man who'd bought it at the store.
- N.Y. Lottery winner gets $10,000 a week for life ... sort of. A New York lottery player won a jackpot prize of $10,000 a week for life, but he found out that the actual prize is not quite the same as what is advertised.
- Florida shopkeeper accused of taking tourist's lottery winnings. A visitor lost out on lottery winnings when a Miami Beach shop owner kept part of the profits, police said.
- Missouri Lottery names new director. The Missouri Lottery Commission named May Scheve Reardon of St. Louis as the executive director of the Missouri Lottery during a commission meeting held today in Jefferson City.
- Ex-con held onto his lotto millions and started new life. Three years after winning $3.7 million in the Mega Millions lottery, the father of two and ex-con has left his past behind.
- Lottery winner almost out of cash three years later. Since Keith Bryce won the Mega Millions lottery three years ago, he has clashed with family, spent close to $3 million and isn't far from the poorhouse -- a place he assumed he'd never visit again.
- Powerball lottery drawings will move to Florida. After 16 years in the Heartland, Powerball is moving south.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot now stands at $207 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game is growing even larger -- the largest jackpot in nine months -- and players nationwide are all trying to be the one that claims it all.
- Record Powerball Lottery Winner's Granddaughter Missing. Record Powerball lottery winner Jack Whittaker has reported his 17-year-old granddaughter missing.
- Penn. store that sold winning Powerball lottery ticket identified. Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced the store that sold the winning $171.4 million Powerball ticket.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $61 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $61 million Tuesday.
- Woman says rude customer led to windfall. A New Milford, Connecticut supermarket cashier says a rude customer turned out to be worth $25,000 to her.
- AT&T fixes problem that stalled lottery. The AT&T phone problem that affected Maryland Lottery machines and some long-distance customers on Monday was resolved around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, AT&T spokesman Dave Johnson said.
- Starting date for N.D. lottery is set for March 25. North Dakota will begin selling Powerball tickets March 25, the director of the new state lottery said.
- Confirmation of lottery board may be stymied by large payroll. Confirmation of the Tennessee's lottery board could become a divisive political issue when the legislature returns next month.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$344 Million
Dec 10, 2013
- 2.$314 Million
Dec 10, 2019
- 3.$277 Million
Dec 12, 2020
- 4.$276 Million
Dec 11, 2020
- 5.$245 Million
Dec 11, 2018
- 6.€200 Million
Dec 11, 2020
- 7.$230 Million
Dec 12, 2018
- 8.$229 Million
Dec 13, 2017
- 9.$207 Million
Dec 12, 2008
- 10.$191 Million
Dec 12, 2017
- 11.$164 Million
Dec 12, 2015
- 12.$140 Million
Dec 11, 2019
- 13.€115 Million
Dec 12, 2017
- 14.$122 Million
Dec 11, 2013
- 15.$116 Million
Dec 13, 2011
- 16.$115 Million
Dec 11, 2007
- 17.$106 Million
Dec 11, 2002
- 18.$102 Million
Dec 12, 2014
- 19.$100 Million
Dec 10, 2005
- 19.$100 Million
Dec 11, 2009
- 21.€75.09 Million
Dec 10, 2020
- 22.$88 Million
Dec 10, 2010
- 23.€76 Million
Dec 11, 2018
- 24.$85 Million
Dec 10, 2016
- 25.€74.21 Million
Dec 10, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Dec 10, 1979
41 years old
Tuesday, Dec 10, 1968
52 years old
Saturday, Dec 10, 1960
60 years old
Saturday, Dec 10, 1960
60 years old
Friday, Dec 10, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Ostrava hospital attack in the Czech Republic results in eight deaths, including the perpetrator.
- ISIL is defeated in Iraq.
- Two explosions outside a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, kill 38 people and injure 166 others.
- Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein is killed after the suppression of a demonstration by Israeli forces in the village (Turmus'ayya) in Ramallah.
- Helen Clark is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, the second woman to hold the post and the first following an election.
- The new Constitution of South Africa is promulgated by Nelson Mandela.
- The Israeli army withdraws from Nablus pursuant to the terms of Oslo Accord.
- Rwandan genocide: Maurice Baril, military advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, recommends that UNAMIR stand down.
- The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland. The closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages.
- Mongolian Revolution: At the country's first open pro-democracy public demonstration, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of the Mongolian Democratic Union.
- United Nations General Assembly recognizes the Convention against Torture.
- Democracy is restored in Argentina with the inauguration of President Raúl Alfonsín.
- Kaohsiung Incident: Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed by the KMT dictatorship, and organizers are arrested.
- Arab-Israeli conflict: Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", is carried out in Tokyo.
- Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah.
- An assassination attempt on the British High Commissioner in Aden kills two people and wounds dozens more.
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill receives the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Chinese Civil War: The People's Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Kuomintang-held city in mainland China, forcing President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek and his government to retreat to Taiwan.
- The Human Rights Convention is signed by the United Nations.
- World War II: Government of Poland in exile send Raczyński's Note (the first official report on the Holocaust) to 26 governments who signed the Declaration by United Nations.
- World War II: The Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near British Malaya.
- World War II: Battle of the Philippines: Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on Luzon.
- Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
- Thailand becomes a constitutional monarchy.
- Selma Lagerlöf becomes the first female writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students, protesting against the existence of a memorial for animals that have been vivisected, clash with 400 police officers.
- U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the mediation of the Russo-Japanese War, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize in any field.
- The opening of the reservoir of the Aswan Dam in Egypt.
- The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm on the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.
- Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict.
- Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi premieres in Paris. A riot breaks out at the end of the performance.
- Russo-Turkish War: The Russian Army captures Plevna after a 5-month siege. The garrison of 25,000 surviving Turks surrenders. The Russian victory is decisive for the outcome of the war and the Liberation of Bulgaria.
- American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's Union Army troops reach the outer Confederate defenses of Savannah, Georgia.
- American Civil War: The Confederate States of America accept a rival state government's pronouncement that declares Kentucky to be the 13th state of the Confederacy.
- Forces led by Nguyễn Trung Trực, an anti-colonial guerrilla leader in southern Vietnam, sink the French lorcha L'Esperance.
- Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.
- France adopts the metre as its official unit of length.
- The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
- Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley.
- The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps is founded by Michiel de Ruyter.
- Defeat at the Battle of Dungeness causes the Commonwealth of England to reform its navy.
- Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are executed for having affairs with Catherine Howard, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII.
- Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg's Elster Gate.
- The League of Cambrai is formed by Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Ferdinand II of Aragon as an alliance against Venice.
- The "Nyköping Banquet": King Birger of Sweden treacherously seizes his two brothers Valdemar, Duke of Finland and Eric, Duke of Södermanland, who were subsequently starved to death in the dungeon of Nyköping Castle.
- The adoptive son of Empress Zoë of Byzantium succeeds to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
Births On This Day
- Viktoriia Savtsova, Ukrainian Paralympic swimmer
- Joe Burrow, American football player
- Kang Daniel, South Korean singer
- Richard Kennar, Samoan rugby league player
- Matti Klinga, Finnish footballer
- Kazenga LuaLua, Congolese-English footballer
- Sakiko Matsui, Japanese singer and actress
- Shoya Tomizawa, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2010)
- Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, French politician
- Tom Sexton, Australian-Irish rugby player
- Wilfried Bony, Ivorian footballer
- Neven Subotić, Serbian footballer
- Gonzalo Higuaín, French-Argentinian footballer
- Kahlil Bell, American football player
- Charlie Adam, Scottish footballer
- Trésor Mputu, Congolese footballer
- Raven-Symoné, American actress, singer, and dancer
- Lê Công Vinh, Vietnamese footballer
- Xavier Samuel, Australian actor
- Claudia Hoffmann, German sprinter
- Sultan Kösen, Turkish farmer, tallest living person
- Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
- Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
- Sarah Chang, American violinist
- Matt Bentley, American wrestler
- Iain Brunnschweiler, English cricketer
- Yang Jianping, Chinese recurve archer
- Anna Jesień, Polish hurdler
- Summer Phoenix, American actress
- Shane Byrne, English motorcycle racer
- Steve Bradley, American wrestler (d. 2008)
- Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress
- Josip Skoko, Australian footballer
- Meg White, American drummer
- Gabriela Spanic, Venezuelan actress
- Brian Molko, British-Belgian singer-songwriter
- Donavon Frankenreiter, American surfer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
- Kevin Sharp, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
- Bryant Stith, American basketball player and coach
- Darren Berry, Australian cricketer and coach
- Rob Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Yōko Oginome, Japanese singer, actress, and voice actress
- Rein Ahas, Estonian geographer and academic
- Robin Brooke, New Zealand rugby player
- Mel Rojas, Dominican baseball player
- Penelope Trunk, American writer
- Greg Giraldo, American lawyer, comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- J Mascis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stephanie Morgenstern, Swiss-Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Stephen Billington, English actor
- Stef Blok, Dutch banker and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior
- Bobby Flay, American chef and author
- Edith González, Mexican actress (d. 2019)
- Jahangir Khan, Pakistani squash player
- Robin White, American tennis player
- Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and diplomat (d. 2015)
- John de Wolf, Dutch footballer and manager
- Mark McKoy, Canadian hurdler and sprinter
- Nia Peeples, American singer and actress
- Kenneth Branagh, Northern Ireland-born English actor director, producer, and screenwriter
- Kōichi Satō, Japanese actor
- Mark Aguirre, American basketball player and coach
- Kevin Ash, English journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Udi Aloni, American-Israeli director and author
- Wolf Hoffmann, German guitarist
- Cornelia Funke, German-American author
- Kathryn Stott, English pianist and academic
- Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (d. 2012)
- Paul Hardcastle, English composer and producer
- Prem Rawat, Indian-American guru and educator
- Rod Blagojevich, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Illinois
- Roberto Cassinelli, Italian lawyer and politician
- Jan van Dijk, Dutch footballer and manager
- Eudine Barriteau, Barbadian economist and academic
- Price Cobb, American race car driver and manager
- Jack Hues, English singer-songwriter and musician
- Chris Bury, American journalist and academic
- Clive Anderson, English lawyer and television host
- Susan Dey, American actress
- Greg Mortimer, Australian geologist and mountaineer
- Greg Laurie, American author and pastor
- Paul Varul, Estonian lawyer and politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Justice
- Johnny Rodriguez, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- John Boozman, American football player, lawyer, and politician
- Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer
- Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Ugandan-English journalist and author
- David Perdue, American politician
- Dušan Bajević, Bosnian footballer and manager
- Jessica Cleaves, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
- Jasuben Shilpi, Indian sculptor (d. 2013)
- Rasul Guliyev, Azerbaijani engineer and politician, 22nd Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
- Mukhtar Altynbayev, Kazakhstani general and politician, 3rd Defence Minister of Kazakhstan
- Andris Bērziņš, Latvian businessman and politician, 8th President of Latvia
- John Birt, Baron Birt, English businessman
- Steve Renko, American baseball player
- Ann Gloag, Scottish nurse and businesswoman
- Ken Campbell, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress and producer
- Tommy Rettig, American child actor (d. 1996)
- Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor (d. 1985)
- Dick Bavetta, American basketball player and referee
- Barry Cunliffe, English archaeologist and academic
- Bill Dunk, Australian golfer
- Yuri Temirkanov, Russian viola player and conductor
- Howard Smith, American journalist, director, and producer (d. 2014)
- Terry Allcock, English footballer and cricketer
- Jaromil Jireš, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
- Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese actor (d. 2006)
- Philip R. Craig, American author (d. 2007)
- Peter Baker, English-South African footballer and manager (d. 2016)
- Wayne D. Anderson, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Michael Jopling, Baron Jopling, English farmer and politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
- Barbara Nichols, American actress (d. 1976)
- Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (d. 2015)
- Danny Matt, German-Israeli general (d. 2013)
- Guitar Slim, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
- Carolyn Kizer, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
- Ken Albers, American singer and musician (d. 2007)
- Michael Manley, Jamaican pilot and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 1997)
- Harold Gould, American actor (d. 2010)
- Clorindo Testa, Italian-Argentinian architect, designed the National Library of the Argentine Republic and Marriott Plaza Hotel (d. 2013)
- Agnes Nixon, American television writer and director (d. 2016)
- Toh Chin Chye, Singaporean academic and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2012)
- Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian journalist and author (d. 1977)
- Reginald Rose, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2002)
- Thanassis Skordalos, Greek lyra player and composer (d. 1998)
- Alexander Courage, American composer and conductor (d. 2008)
- Anne Gwynne, American actress (d. 2003)
- Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
- Walt Arfons, American race car driver (d. 2013)
- Nicky Barr, Australian rugby player, soldier, and pilot (d. 2006)
- Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
- Pannonica de Koenigswarter, English-American jazz patron and writer (d. 1988)
- Morton Gould, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)
- Harry Locke, English actor (d. 1987)
- Ray Nance, American trumpeter, violinist, and singer (d. 1976)
- Philip Hart, American lawyer and politician, 49th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (d. 1976)
- René Toribio, Guadeloupean politician (d. 1990)
- Chet Huntley, American journalist (d. 1974)
- Ambrosio Padilla, Filipino basketball player and politician (d. 1996)
- Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1990)
- Olivier Messiaen, French composer and ornithologist (d. 1992)
- Rumer Godden, English author and poet (d. 1998)
- Lucien Laurent, French footballer and coach (d. 2005)
- Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (d. 1979)
- Jules Ladoumègue, French runner (d. 1973)
- Harold Adamson, American lyricist (d. 1980)
- Antonín Novotný, Czechoslovak politician, President of Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (d. 1975)
- Una Merkel, American actress (d. 1986)
- Torsten Bergström, Swedish actor and director (d. 1948)
- Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, English field marshal and politician, 17th Governor General of Canada (d. 1969)
- Arlie Mucks, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1967)
- Nelly Sachs, German-Swedish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
- László Bárdossy, Hungarian fascist politician and diplomat, 33rd Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1946)
- Ray Collins, American actor (d. 1965)
- Victor McLaglen, English-American actor (d. 1959)
- Elizabeth Baker, American economist and academic (d. 1973)
- Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer and conductor (d. 1967)
- Giovanni Messe, Italian field marshal and politician (d. 1968)
- Otto Neurath, Austrian sociologist and philosopher (d. 1945)
- Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician, 37th Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1950)
- C. Rajagopalachari, Indian lawyer and politician, 45th Governor-General of India (d. 1972)
- Jadunath Sarkar, Indian historian (d. 1958)
- Adolf Loos, Austrian architect and theoretician (d. 1933)
- Pierre Louÿs, Belgian-French author and poet (d. 1925)
- Louis Bolk, Dutch anatomist and biologist (d. 1930)
- Melvil Dewey, American librarian, created the Dewey Decimal System (d. 1931)
- Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
- Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1913)
- George MacDonald, Scottish minister, author, and poet (d. 1905)
- César Franck, Belgian organist and composer (d. 1890)
- Nikolay Nekrasov, Russian poet and critic (d. 1877)
- Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1852)
- Caroline Mehitable Fisher Sawyer, American poet, biographer, and editor (d. 1894)
- William Lloyd Garrison, American journalist and activist, founded The Liberator (d. 1879)
- Joseph Škoda, Czech physician, dermatologist, and academic (d. 1881)
- Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, German mathematician and academic (d. 1851)
- Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator, founded the American School for the Deaf (d. 1851)
- María Bibiana Benítez, Puerto Rican poet and playwright (d. 1873)
- Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este (d. 1848)
- George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
- Johann Nicolaus Mempel, German cantor and organist (d. 1747)
- Lancelot Blackburne, Archbishop of York (d. 1743)
- Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole, Italian painter (d. 1719)
- Adriaen van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1685)
- Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
- Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (d. 1512)
- Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk (d. 1481)
- Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
- Edmund Mortimer, English nobleman and rebel (d. 1409)
- Houzhu, emperor of the Chen dynasty (d. 604)
Deaths On This Day
- Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr., American actor and wrestler (b. 1958)
- Joseph Safra, Lebanese-Brazilian financier (b.1938)
- Barbara Windsor, English actress (b. 1937)
- Philip McKeon, American actor (b. 1964)
- Gershon Kingsley, American composer and musician (b. 1922)
- Max Clifford, British publicist (b. 1943)
- Angry Grandpa, American Internet personality (b. 1950)
- Ron Bouchard, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1948)
- Denis Héroux, Canadian director and producer (b. 1940)
- Arnold Peralta, Honduran footballer (b. 1989)
- Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
- Ralph Giordano, German author and publicist (b. 1923)
- Robert B. Oakley, American diplomat, 19th United States Ambassador to Pakistan (b. 1931)
- Bob Solinger, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
- Judy Baar Topinka, American journalist and politician (b. 1944)
- Gerard Vianen, Dutch cyclist (b. 1944)
- Alan Coleman, English-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- Jim Hall, American guitarist and composer (b. 1930)
- Don Lund, American baseball player and coach (b. 1923)
- Srikanta Wadiyar, Indian politician and the titular Maharaja of Mysore(b. 1946)
- Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 13th President of Bangladesh (b. 1931)
- Antonio Cubillo, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
- Tommy Roberts, English fashion designer (b. 1942)
- John Fenn, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
- J. Michael Hagopian, Armenian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
- Vladimir Teplyakov, Russian soldier and physicist (b. 1925)
- Vitali Hakko, Turkish businessman, founded Vakko (b. 1913)
- Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (b. 1908)
- Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and dictator, 30th President of Chile (b. 1915)
- Mary Jackson, American actress (b. 1910)
- Eugene McCarthy, American poet, academic, and politician (b. 1916)
- Richard Pryor, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
- Gary Webb, American journalist and author (b. 1955)
- Sean McClory, Irish actor and director (b. 1924)
- Andres Küng, Swedish journalist and politician (b. 1945)
- Ian MacNaughton, Scottish actor, director, and producer (b. 1925)
- Ashok Kumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer (b. 1911)
- Marie Windsor, American actress (b. 1919)
- Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (b. 1943)
- Franjo Tuđman, Croatian general and politician, 1st President of Croatia (b. 1922)
- Woodrow Borah, American historian of Spanish America (b. 1912)
- Faron Young, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1932)
- Darren Robinson, American rapper (b. 1967)
- Keith Joseph, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Education (b. 1918)
- Alex Wilson, Canadian-American sprinter (b. 1905)
- Alice Tully, American soprano (b. 1902)
- Dan Maskell, English tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1908)
- Greta Kempton, Austrian-American painter and academic (b. 1901)
- Armand Hammer, American businessman, founded Occidental Petroleum (b. 1898)
- Richard S. Castellano, American actor (b. 1933)
- Johnny Lawrence, English cricketer and coach (b. 1911)
- Dorothy de Rothschild, English philanthropist and activist (b. 1895)
- Jascha Heifetz, Lithuanian-American violinist and educator (b. 1901)
- Freeman Gosden, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1899)
- Ann Dvorak, American actress (b. 1911)
- Ed Wood, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- Adolph Rupp, American basketball player and coach (b. 1901)
- Toshinari Shōji, Japanese general (b. 1890)
- Wolf V. Vishniac, German-American microbiologist and academic (b. 1922)
- Mark Van Doren, American poet, critic, and academic (b. 1894)
- Karl Barth, Swiss theologian and author (b. 1886)
- George Forrest, Northern Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1921)
- Thomas Merton, American monk and author (b. 1915)
- Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1941)
- K. M. Panikkar, Indian historian and diplomat (b. 1894)
- Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder, rancher, and philanthropist (b. 1864)
- Napoleon Zervas, Greek general (b. 1891)
- David Shimoni, Russian-Israeli poet and translator (b. 1891)
- Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-English scholar and translator (b. 1872)
- Algernon Blackwood, English author and playwright (b. 1869)
- Na Hye-sok, South Korean journalist, poet, and painter (b. 1896)
- Walter Johnson, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1887)
- Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and short story writer (b. 1884)
- Theodor Dannecker, German captain (b. 1913)
- John Brunt, English captain, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1922)
- Colin Kelly, American captain and pilot (b. 1915)
- John Grieb, American gymnast and triathlete (b. 1879)
- Bobby Abel, English cricketer (b. 1857)
- Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist, novelist, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
- Joseph Carruthers, Australian politician, 16th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1857)
- Harry Crosby, American publisher and poet (b. 1898)
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect and painter (b. 1868)
- Nikola Pašić, Serbian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1845)
- Clement Lindley Wragge, English meteorologist and author (b. 1852)
- Horace Elgin Dodge, American businessman, co-founded Dodge (b. 1868)
- Mackenzie Bowell, English-Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1823)
- Joseph Dalton Hooker, English botanist and explorer (b. 1817)
- Red Cloud, American tribal chief (b. 1822)
- Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented Dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize (b. 1833)
- Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese samurai and politician (b. 1836)
- Leopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
- Józef Bem, Polish general and physicist (b. 1794)
- François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (b. 1787)
- Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist and academic (b. 1770)
- Jacob Frank, Polish religious leader (b. 1726)
- António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese soldier and politician (b. 1663)
- Tarquinio Merula, Italian organist, violinist, and composer (b. 1594)
- Edmund Gunter, English mathematician and academic (b. 1581)
- Giulio Caccini, Italian composer and educator (b. 1551)
- Caspar Schwenckfeld, German theologian and writer
- Thomas Culpeper, English courtier (b. 1514)
- Francis Dereham, English courtier (b. c. 1513)
- René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)
- Paolo Uccello, Italian painter (b. 1397)
- Ignatius Behnam Hadloyo, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.
- Stephen I, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1271)
- Radwan, ruler of Aleppo
- Nikephoros III Botaneiates, deposed Byzantine Emperor (b. c.1002)
- Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Byzantine emperor (b. 1010)
- Folcmar, bishop of Utrecht
- Herman I, Duke of Swabia
- Sancho I, king of Pamplona