On This Day in History: December 11
December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 20 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Cashier's mix-up ends in lottery jackpot win for man on his first visit to NC. A man on his first trip to North Carolina ended up with a $100,000 souvenir.
- Florida man putting $14.5 million lottery win toward education in India. A Tampa man is a millionaire after he struck the Florida Lottery's $14.5 million dollar jackpot, and he plans to use his windfall to help less fortunate children in his home country of India.
- Fantasy sports sites back in business in N.Y. after appeal. DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. can continue doing business in New York for now, after an appeals court halted a trial judge's order to temporarily halt daily fantasy games in the state.
- Texas Lottery suspends sales of Monopoly Millionaires' Club game. The Texas Lottery announced today that it will suspend sales of the multi-state Monopoly Millionaires' Club game following the drawing on Friday, Dec. 12.
- $400 MILLION: Massive Mega Millions lottery jackpot set for Friday. The changes made in October have put the "Mega" back into Mega Millions.
- Woman found guilty of murder in lottery winner's death. Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore showed no emotion as she was found guilty and sentenced to mandatory life without parole for the murder of Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.
- Arizona Lottery releases name of Powerball jackpot winner. Arizona Lottery officials on Monday identified Matthew Good, a married man in his 30s, as the second winner of last week's $587.5 million Powerball jackpot.
- Oklahoma ranks near top for lottery winners. Are Oklahomans luckier than residents of other states? According to the statistics, they seem to be.
- Oklahoma Lottery sales hurt by lagging economy. Lottery ticket sales declined about $11.3 million in the past fiscal year, mainly because of a downturn in the economy, Oklahoma officials said.
- Georgia lottery players tout big scratch-off wins. Two retirees and a teen are among a handful of recent big Georgia lottery winners.
- Mass. Lottery becoming political football. A war of words -- and numbers -- broke out in the governor's race yesterday as Gov. Deval Patrick accused rival Tim Cahill of making "excuses" about the Lottery's performance even as the state treasurer touted a better-than-expected financial forecast.
- Lottery may be top talk among Tennessee legislators this session. Recent questions about the Tennessee state lottery could become political football in the upcoming legislative session.
- Secrets of lottery millionaires. As the 2,000th UK Lottery millionaire pops the champagne, 16 former jackpot winners shared how their money has been spent -- and how their lives have changed.
- Opinion: Calif. Lottery should not rubber-stamp GTECH deal. Some industry watchdogs are concerned about the seemingly scant review California is giving to the acquisition of GTECH by Lottomatica.
- Indiana Lottery gets new director. Kathryn Densborn of Indianapolis will begin work at the Hoosier Lottery next week, and will take over as director in January.
- UK Lottery, by the numbers. 50 facts about the United Kingdom's #1 numbers game.
- The hidden Lotto millionaires. They have wealth beyond their wildest dreams but nobody knows. In the Irish province of Ulster some of the millionaires have made their identities known to the world, but most have not.
- Australian lottery sale proposal 'a gamble'. A NSW opposition plan to sell NSW Lotteries to help pay for drought projects would amount to a gamble on the security of the state's water resources, Premier Morris Iemma says.
- Lottery pool loses $36 million jackpot; wrong tickets bought. Members of a Belgian lottery pool who thought they had won 27 million euros (US$35.8 million) were devastated when they found the wrong numbers had been entered.
- Study Proves Number Bias in UK Lottery. A previously unpublished report by the National Lottery Commission unearthed a series of statistical anomalies that, taken at face value, suggest the lottery might not be as random as was previously thought.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $88 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $88 million, with a cash option of $46.9 million.
- It can happen... from broke to lots of bucks. James Gatzke was struggling with depression, and living off handouts and charity, with only his seven cats for company, when he hit the jackpot.
- Lottery Retailer Approvals In Full Swing. The Tennessee Lottery is moving swiftly to sign up retail outlets across Tennessee that want to be part of the lottery's kickoff on or before February 10, officials said.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$425 Million
Dec 13, 2013
- 2.$340 Million
Dec 13, 2019
- 3.$245 Million
Dec 11, 2018
- 4.$230 Million
Dec 12, 2018
- 5.$229 Million
Dec 13, 2017
- 6.$207 Million
Dec 12, 2008
- 7.$191 Million
Dec 12, 2017
- 8.$164 Million
Dec 12, 2015
- 9.$140 Million
Dec 11, 2019
- 10.€115 Million
Dec 12, 2017
- 11.$122 Million
Dec 11, 2013
- 12.$116 Million
Dec 13, 2011
- 13.$115 Million
Dec 11, 2007
- 14.$112 Million
Dec 14, 2005
- 15.$106 Million
Dec 11, 2002
- 16.$104 Million
Dec 14, 2010
- 17.$102 Million
Dec 12, 2014
- 18.$100 Million
Dec 14, 2016
- 18.$100 Million
Dec 11, 2009
- 20.$88 Million
Dec 13, 2003
- 21.€76 Million
Dec 11, 2018
- 22.€75.14 Million
Dec 11, 2018
- 23.€70.7 Million
Dec 12, 2017
- 24.€62 Million
Dec 11, 2012
- 25.$78 Million
Dec 14, 2011
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Dec 11, 1991
28 years old
Saturday, Dec 11, 1982
37 years old
Monday, Dec 11, 1978
41 years old
Saturday, Dec 11, 1976
43 years old
Tuesday, Dec 11, 1973
46 years old
Friday, Dec 11, 1964
55 years old
Friday, Dec 11, 1964
55 years old
Sunday, Dec 11, 1960
59 years old
Wednesday, Dec 11, 1957
62 years old
Saturday, Dec 11, 1948
71 years old
Saturday, Dec 11, 1948
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A bomb detonated in the New York City Subway, in the Times Square-42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. It is known as the 2017 New York City attempted bombing.
- At least 125 people are killed and up to 200 injured in bombings in the Alawite village of Aqrab, Syria.
- Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
- Insurgency in the Maghreb: Two car bombs explode in Algiers, Algeria, one near the Supreme Constitutional Court and the other near the offices of the United Nations.
- The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran, by then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.
- Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.
- The Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England.
- Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese in Cronulla, New South Wales; these are followed up by retaliatory ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
- The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Airbus A310-200 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.
- The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
- First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
- A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo, Japan, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.
- Demonstrations by students and workers across Albania begin, which eventually trigger the fall of communism in Albania.
- El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
- The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
- The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.
- Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
- The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, featuring the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and the Dirty Mac with Yoko Ono, is filmed in Wembley, London.
- Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
- Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.
- French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French President Charles de Gaulle.
- French Upper Volta and French Dahomey gain self-government from France, becoming the Republic of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and the Republic of Dahomey (now Benin), respectively, and joining the French Community.
- Arab-Israeli War: The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, creating a Conciliation Commission to mediate the conflict.
- The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
- World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on them.
- World War II: Poland declares war on the Empire of Japan.
- World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy suffers its first loss of surface vessels during the Battle of Wake Island.
- Second Italo-Ethiopian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
- Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India, becomes effective.
- Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the final time.
- Statute of Westminster 1931: The British Parliament establishes legislative equality between the UK and the Dominions of the Commonwealth—Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ireland.
- Guangzhou Uprising: Communist Red Guards launch an uprising in Guangzhou, China, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.
- Roman Catholic papal encyclical Quas primas introduces the Feast of Christ the King.
- Irish War of Independence: In retaliation for a recent IRA ambush, British forces burn and loot numerous buildings in Cork city. Many civilians report being beaten, shot at, robbed and verbally abused by British forces.
- World War I: British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.
- The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
- A workers' uprising occurs in Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire), and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
- Second Boer War: In the Battle of Magersfontein the Boers commanded by general Piet Cronjé inflict a defeat on the forces of the British Empire commanded by Lord Methuen trying to relieve the Siege of Kimberley.
- Paraguayan War: Brazilian troops defeat Paraguayan at the Battle of Avay.
- Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
- The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
- French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
- The University of North Carolina is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
- Glorious Revolution: James II of England, while trying to flee to France, throws the Great Seal of the Realm into the River Thames.
- A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. (Commemorated annually by the Fête de l'Escalade.)
- Battle of Orewin Bridge: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, in mid-Wales.
- Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas is assassinated by his wife Theophano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.
- Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by the Turkish guard, who raise al-Muntasir to the throne. Start of the "Anarchy at Samarra".
- Julian enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.
Births On This Day
- Hailee Steinfeld, American actress and singer
- Tiffany Alvord, American singer-songwriter
- Dalton Pompey, Canadian baseball player
- Derrick Nix, American basketball player
- Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer
- Clifton Geathers, American football player
- Alex Russell, Australian actor
- Miranda Tapsell, Australian actress
- Roy Hibbert, American basketball player
- Karla Souza, Mexican actress
- Leighton Baines, English footballer
- Sandra Echeverría, Mexican actress and singer
- James Ellsworth, American professional wrestler
- Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentinian race car driver
- Jason Kennedy, American journalist
- Jeff McComsey, American author and illustrator
- Paul Medhurst, Australian footballer
- Javier Saviola, Argentinian footballer
- Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player
- Adi Keissar, Israeli poet
- Valdis Mintals, Estonian figure skater
- Rider Strong, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host
- Brandon Rogers, American singer and actor
- Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player
- Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player, coach, and manager
- Yujiro Shirakawa, Japanese actor
- Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
- Rey Mysterio, American wrestler
- Maarten Lafeber, Dutch golfer
- Ben Shephard, English journalist and television host
- Gete Wami, Ethiopian runner
- Lisa Ortiz, American theatre and voice actress
- Mos Def, American rapper
- Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- Sami Al-Jaber, Saudi Arabian footballer and manager
- Murray Goodwin, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
- Willie McGinest, American football player and sportscaster
- Victoria Fuller, American model and actress
- Viswanathan Anand, Indian chess player
- Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer and manager
- Max Martini, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer and manager
- Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italian footballer and manager
- Peter Kelamis, Australian voice actor
- Mo'Nique, American comedian, actress, and producer
- Chris Shepherd, English animator, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Gary Dourdan, American actor
- Göran Kropp, Swedish race car driver and mountaineer (d. 2002)
- Erik Honoré, Norwegian guitarist and producer
- Leon Lai, Hong Kong singer and actor
- Jay Bell, American baseball player and coach
- Gavin Hill, New Zealand rugby player
- Glenn Lazarus, Australian rugby league player and politician
- Giannis Ragousis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence
- Justin Currie, British singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dave Schools, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Carolyn Waldo, Canadian swimmer and sportscaster
- Mario Been, Dutch footballer and manager
- Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand cricketer
- Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German tennis player
- John Lammers, Dutch footballer and manager
- Nigel Winterburn, English footballer and coach
- Dave King, Irish-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Steve Nicol, Scottish footballer and manager
- Macky Sall, Senegalese engineer and politician, 4th President of Senegal
- Chris Hughton, English-born Irish footballer and manager
- Tom Shadyac, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Nikki Sixx, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Peter Bagge, American author and illustrator
- Lani Brockman, American actress and director, founded Studio East
- Andrew Lansley, English politician, Secretary of State for Health
- Gene Grossman, American economist and academic
- Stu Jackson, American basketball player, coach, and manager
- Ray Kelvin, British fashion designer
- Christian Sackewitz, German footballer and manager
- Brad Bryant, American golfer
- Sylvester Clarke, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1999)
- Santiago Creel, Mexican lawyer and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior
- Jermaine Jackson, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic guitarist, mathematician, and engineer
- Bess Armstrong, American actress
- Mazlan Othman, Malaysian astrophysicist and astronomer
- Ria Stalman, Dutch discus thrower and shot putter
- Christina Onassis, American-born Greek/Argentine businesswoman, socialite, and heiress (d. 1988)
- Tanimura Shinji, Japanese singer-songwriter
- Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek guitarist and composer
- Rhoma Irama, Indonesian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer
- Diana Palmer, American journalist and author
- Jon Garrison, American tenor and educator
- Lynda Day George, American actress
- Brenda Lee, American singer-songwriter
- John Kerry, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of State
- Anna Carteret, English actress
- Max Baucus, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 11th United States Ambassador to China
- J. P. Parisé, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
- Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1988)
- J. Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
- David Gates, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Donna Mills, American actress and producer
- Tom Hayden, American activist and politician (d. 2016)
- Thomas McGuane, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
- Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist
- McCoy Tyner, American jazz musician
- Jim Harrison, American novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2016)
- Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician
- Hans van den Broek, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Pranab Mukherjee, Indian journalist and politician, 13th President of India
- Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
- Salim Durani, Afghan-Indian cricketer
- Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino civil servant and politician, 23rd President of the Senate of the Philippines
- Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan colonel and engineer (d. 1991)
- Keith Waldrop, American author and poet
- Rajneesh, Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)
- Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)
- Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer
- Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress (d. 2016)
- Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor, director, and screenwriter
- Axel Anderson, German actor and production manager (d. 2012)
- Subhash Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)
- John Buscema, American illustrator (d. 2002)
- Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
- Aaron Feuerstein, American businessman and philanthropist
- Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- James Sullivan, American politician (d. 2012)
- Doc Blanchard, American football player and colonel (d. 2009)
- Betsy Blair, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)
- Lillian Cahn, Hungarian-born American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (d. 2013)
- Morrie Turner, American comics creator (d. 2014)
- Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
- Dilip Kumar, Pakistani-Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (d. 2007)
- Ilmar Laaban, Estonian poet and publicist (d. 2000)
- Liz Smith, English actress (d. 2016)
- Denis Jenkinson, English motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 1996)
- Cliff Michelmore, English television host and producer (d. 2016)
- Marie Windsor, American actress (d. 2000)
- Clinton Adams, American painter and historian (d. 2002)
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
- Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and bandleader (d. 1989)
- Elena Garro, Mexican author and playwright (d. 1998)
- Jean Marais, French actor and director (d. 1998)
- Carlo Ponti, Italian-Swiss film producer (d. 2007)
- Val Guest, English-American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2006)
- Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author, playwright, and screenwriter, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
- Qian Xuesen, Chinese aerodynamicist and academic (d. 2009)
- Mildred Cleghorn, Native American chairwoman and educator (d. 1997)
- Ronald McKie, Australian soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1991)
- Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (d. 2012)
- Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1987)
- Amon Göth, Austrian Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
- Robert Henriques, English farmer, author, and broadcaster (d. 1967)
- Gilbert Roland, Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)
- Marge, American cartoonist (d. 1993)
- Hermína Týrlová, Czechoslovakian animator, screenwriter, and film director (d. 1993)
- Julio de Caro, Argentinian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1980)
- Ronald Skirth, English soldier (d. 1977)
- Leo Ornstein, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 2002)
- Carlos Gardel, French-Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1935)
- Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)
- Walter Knott, American farmer and businessman, founded Knott's Berry Farm (d. 1981)
- Piet Ooms, Dutch swimmer and water polo player (d. 1961)
- Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist and poet (d. 1921)
- Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
- Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (d. 1947)
- Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1951)
- Yehuda Leib Maimon, Moldovan-Israeli rabbi and politician (d. 1962)
- Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician and academic (d. 1967)
- René Bull, British illustrator and photographer (d. 1942)
- Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer and academic (d. 1941)
- Frederick Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 5th Baron Ventry, British Army officer and Anglo-Irish peer (d. 1923)
- Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian director, producer, and playwright (d. 1943)
- Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher, theorist, and author (d. 1918)
- Robert Koch, German microbiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)
- John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (d. 1915)
- Webster Paulson, English civil engineer (d. 1887)
- Kamehameha V of Hawaii (d. 1872)
- Alfred de Musset, French dramatist, poet, and novelist (d. 1857)
- Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (d. 1869)
- Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German poet and playwright (d. 1836)
- David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1868)
- Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist, economist, and jurist (d. 1835)
- Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)
- George Mason, American lawyer and politician (d. 1792)
- Francesco Algarotti, Italian poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1764)
- Emanuele d'Astorga, Italian composer (d. 1736)
- Amar Singh Rathore, Rajput nobleman (d. 1644)
- Heo Mok, Korean politician, poet and scholar (d. 1682)
- Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1650)
- Pope Leo X (d. 1521)
- Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)
- Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1496)
Deaths On This Day
- Keith Chegwin, British TV presenter (b. 1957)
- Abish Kekilbayev, Kazakh academic and politician (b. 1939)
- H. Arnold Steinberg, Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and academic (b. 1933)
- Hema Upadhyay, Indian painter and sculptor (b. 1972)
- John "Hot Rod" Williams, American basketball player (b. 1962)
- Ken Woolley, Australian architect (b. 1933)
- Hans Wallat, German conductor and director (b. 1929)
- Nadir Afonso, Portuguese painter and architect (b. 1920)
- Barbara Branden, Canadian-American author and academic (b. 1929)
- Javier Jauregui, Mexican boxer (b. 1973)
- Sheikh Mussa Shariefi, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1942)
- Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano and actress (b. 1926)
- Mendel Weinbach, Polish-Israeli rabbi and scholar (b. 1933)
- Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (b. 1920)
- John Patrick Foley, American cardinal (b. 1935)
- Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
- Bettie Page, American model (b. 1923)
- José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1962)
- Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand runner and coach (b. 1917)
- Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian author and playwright (b. 1927)
- Mainza Chona, Zambian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
- Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician and diplomat (b. 1915)
- David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
- André Lichnerowicz, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1915)
- Lynn Strait, American singer-songwriter (b. 1968)
- Eddie Chapman, English spy (b. 1914)
- Simon Jeffes, English guitarist and composer (b. 1949)
- Willie Rushton, English cartoonist, author, and publisher, co-founded Private Eye (b. 1937)
- Greg Bahnsen, American minister and philosopher (b. 1948)
- Philip Phillips, American archaeologist and scholar (b. 1900)
- Robert Q. Lewis, American actor, comedian, game show host/panelist, and television personality (b. 1921)
- Artur Lundkvist, Swedish author and critic (b. 1906)
- Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)
- G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (b. 1923)
- Oskar Seidlin, German-American author, poet, and scholar (b. 1911)
- George Waggner, American director, producer and actor (b. 1894)
- Neil Ritchie, Guyanese-English general (b. 1897)
- James J. Gibson, American psychologist and author (b. 1904)
- Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
- Paul O'Dea, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
- Lee Wiley, American singer (b. 1908)
- Nihal Atsız, Turkish philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1905)
- Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1902)
- Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter and author (b. 1910)
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger, American publisher (b. 1891)
- Augusta Fox Bronner, American psychologist, specialist in juvenile psychology (b. 1881)
- Sam Cooke, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
- Percy Kilbride, American actor (b. 1888)
- Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1900)
- Musidora, French actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
- Sedat Simavi, Turkish journalist and director (b. 1896)
- Mustafa Muğlalı, Turkish general (b. 1882)
- Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and author (b. 1893)
- Charles Fabry, French physicist and academic (b. 1867)
- John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American pilot and poet (b. 1922)
- Émile Picard, French mathematician and academic (b. 1856)
- Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian historian and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
- Jaan Anvelt, Estonian theorist and politician (b. 1884)
- Hugh Thackeray Turner, English architect and painter (b. 1853)
- Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (b. 1875)
- Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (b. 1855)
- Ivan Cankar, Slovenian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1876)
- Carl von In der Maur, Governor of Liechtenstein (b. 1852)
- Ludwig Mond, German-born chemist and British industrialist who discovered the metal carbonyls (b. 1839)
- Charles Townsend, American fencer, engineer, and academic (b. 1872)
- William Milligan, Scottish theologian and scholar (b. 1821)
- Oliver Winchester, American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (b. 1810)
- Kamehameha V of Hawaii (b. 1830)
- Emperor Kōkaku of Japan (b. 1771)
- Maria Leopoldina of Austria (b. 1797)
- Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
- Edmund Curll, English bookseller and publisher (b. 1675)
- John Strype, English priest, historian, and author (b. 1643)
- Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1630)
- Louis, Grand Condé, French general (b. 1621)
- Adam Elsheimer, German artist working in Rome who died at only thirty-two (b. 1578)
- Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, Spanish general and politician, 12th Constable of Portugal (b. 1508)
- Pietro Accolti, Italian cardinal (b. 1455)
- Henry IV of Castile, King of the Crown of Castile (b. 1425)
- Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Welsh prince (b. 1223)
- Michael VIII Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1225)
- Ögedei Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1186)
- Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Egyptian political adviser (b. 1066)
- Nikephoros II Phokas, Byzantine emperor (b. 912)
- Al-Mutawakkil, Abbasid caliph (b. 822)
- Al-Fath ibn Khaqan, chief confidant and councillor to al-Mutawakkil
- Pope Damasus I (b. 305)