On This Day in History: December 14
December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 17 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- After answering what he thought was a robocall, N.C. man learns he won $1 million lottery prize. Malek Dabwan of Goldsboro got a call from lottery officials telling him he had won a prize, but he was skeptical at first, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
- Woman finds lottery ticket from losing pile was $300,000 winner. A Michigan woman said she wouldn't have realized her scratch-off lottery ticket was worth $300,000 if she hadn't tried to enter it in a second chance game.
- $191 million Louisiana Powerball lottery winner claims prize. An October Powerball drawing that awarded a $191 million jackpot to a ticket purchased in Louisiana was claimed by an attorney representing a partnership, in order to mask the winners from public scrutiny.
- Lottery ticket worth $1,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle. An anonymous donor has dropped a $1,000 winning lottery ticket into a Salvation Army kettle in Pennsylvania.
- $550 MILLION: Mega Millions holiday bonanza!. After 21 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of more than a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
- World's biggest lottery draw sets new record. Any economic hardships that may exist in Spain are not dampening the desire to win big, as people line up outside Lottery outlets, particularly in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, to purchase tickets for this year's El Gordo drawing.
- $11M lottery win saves Illinois couple from bankruptcy. Bouncing up and down with excitement, Minooka, Illinois, resident Janet Gossett said she and her husband no longer have to file for bankruptcy.
- Man to sue Austrian casino after $57 million jackpot denied. A gambler who thought he had won £37nbsp;million (US$57 million) on a slot machine has been offered a free meal and £60 instead, after casino bosses said the jackpot was due to a "software error".
- Arizona teacher claims $95 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A substitute teacher from Fort Mohave, Arizona, walked into the Arizona Lottery's headquarters Monday and put two weeks of rumors, speculation and excitement to rest, claiming a $95.3 million Powerball prize.
- Kentucky lottery winner wastes no time claiming jackpot. Knott County native and Louisville resident Muncie Meade is Kentucky's newest multimillionaire, collecting a $19.12 million winning Powerball ticket at Kentucky Lottery headquarters.
- Lawmakers to mediate spat over Iowa Lottery security. Relations have become so strained between feuding directors of two state agencies that a couple of Iowa lawmakers have agreed to step in as mediators.
- Stringing along Jamaican lottery scammers. A potential scam victim turns the tables on would-be Jamaican lottery scammers.
- Elderly man makes the right call on lottery scam. In the Star-Telegram "Watchdog" column, Dave Lieber recounts how an 86-year-old man did the right thing by not getting hooked in by lottery scammers again.
- Georgia Lottery bonuses stir lawmakers into action. The Georgia Lottery board's decision to hand out nearly $3 million in bonuses to employees this year has lawmakers vowing to put new controls on the corporation.
- Florida officer unable to accept $1,000 lottery ticket gift. Imagine if someone handed you a winning lottery ticket worth $1,000, but you couldn't spend it. That's exactly what happened to a Holly Hill police officer.
- Germany debates online gambling. Premiers from the 16 German states were unable to reach unanimous agreement Wednesday on proposed laws to protect state gambling monopolies by banning online gambling in the country.
- Canada lottery retailers win major prizes more than public. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said this morning it's not worried that ticket retailers win prizes of more than $10,000 six times more often than the rest of the players.
- Couple won U.K. Lotto, then gave most of it away. A couple who won £7.6 milion (US$15 million) playing the lottery have been told to stop giving away their money.
- Indiana Gov. wants to sell lottery. As details continued to leak out Wednesday about Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' plan to privatize the Hoosier Lottery, reaction from area lawmakers was less than encouraging.
- Indiana Lottery promotion gets crazy. Indiana Lottery officials had hoped to parade into Pan American Plaza in Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon and let 200 red balloons -- some carrying prizes -- fly into the sky and ultimately into the hands of some lucky Hoosiers. But before they were able to yell "Go!" a hundred or so people who'd gathered to watch the event charged forward, grabbing balloons and roughing up at least one of the balloon-holders.
- Man fined $225,000 for role in lottery scheme. A White Rock, British Columbia, man who pleaded guilty to being involved in a direct-mail lottery scheme that brought in $47 million has been fined $225,000.
- Same Lotto Numbers Come Up Sat and Sun. The odds of the same Oklahoma Pick 3 lottery numbers coming up two nights in a row are a million to one, but that's just what happened last weekend.
- Woman found guilty of stealing winning lottery ticket. In less than two hours, a jury found Dora Leal guilty of stealing the ticket from a group of Chicago traders who'd pooled their money and sent Leal, a clerk, to check for a winner.
- 'Lottery' top search term on AOL. AOL Search has put out an extensive list of top AOL Search terms for 2005 AOLSearch.com at http://hot.aol.com/2005/index.html which includes Paris Hilton as the most searched celebrity in 2005, "lottery" as the most popular search term, iPod as the top gadget and Green Day as the most popular band.
- Record Powerball lottery winner's life a mess after big win. Two years after winning the largest undivided lottery jackpot in US history, Jack Whittaker's life has become a mess, and his wife regrets winning the prize.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$636 Million
Dec 17, 2013
- 2.$372 Million
Dec 17, 2019
- 3.$262 Million
Dec 14, 2018
- 4.$250 Million
Dec 16, 2017
- 5.$246 Million
Dec 15, 2018
- 6.$208 Million
Dec 15, 2017
- 7.$180 Million
Dec 16, 2015
- 8.$150 Million
Dec 14, 2019
- 9.€126 Million
Dec 15, 2017
- 10.$137 Million
Dec 14, 2007
- 11.$135 Million
Dec 16, 2011
- 12.$129 Million
Dec 14, 2002
- 13.$118 Million
Dec 15, 2009
- 14.$113 Million
Dec 16, 2014
- 15.$112 Million
Dec 14, 2005
- 16.$104 Million
Dec 14, 2010
- 17.$100 Million
Dec 17, 2003
- 17.$100 Million
Dec 14, 2016
- 17.$100 Million
Dec 14, 2002
- 20.€76 Million
Dec 14, 2012
- 21.€85 Million
Dec 14, 2018
- 22.€76.98 Million
Dec 15, 2018
- 23.€59 Million
Dec 18, 2009
- 24.€71.68 Million
Dec 14, 2017
- 25.$80 Million
Dec 17, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1982
37 years old
Wednesday, Dec 14, 1977
42 years old
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1976
43 years old
Saturday, Dec 14, 1974
45 years old
Thursday, Dec 14, 1972
47 years old
Sunday, Dec 14, 1969
50 years old
Thursday, Dec 14, 1967
52 years old
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1965
54 years old
Monday, Dec 14, 1964
55 years old
Monday, Dec 14, 1964
55 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Walt Disney Company announces that it would acquire 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox movie studio, for $52.4 billion.
- A reported coup attempt in South Sudan leads to continued fighting and hundreds of casualties.
- Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Twenty-eight people, including the gunman, are killed in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
- Muntadhar al-Zaidi throws his shoes at then-U.S. President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq.
- The Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, is formally inaugurated near Millau, France.
- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
- Torrential rains cause flash floods in Vargas, Venezuela, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the destruction of thousands of homes, and the complete collapse of the state's infrastructure.
- Yugoslav Wars: The Yugoslav Army ambushes a group of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters attempting to smuggle weapons from Albania into Kosovo, killing 36.
- Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by the leaders of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river.
- War in Abkhazia: Siege of Tkvarcheli: A helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, including 25 children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on behalf of Abkhazia.
- Wilma Mankiller takes office as the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
- Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel's Knesset ratifies the Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the occupied Golan Heights.
- Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extravehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission.
- Bangladesh Liberation War: Over 200 of East Pakistan's intellectuals are executed by the Pakistan Army and their local allies. (The date is commemorated in Bangladesh as Martyred Intellectuals Day.)
- American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Congress can use the Constitution's Commerce Clause to fight discrimination.
- The dam containing the Baldwin Hills Reservoir bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles, California.
- NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
- Convention against Discrimination in Education of UNESCO is adopted.
- The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility.
- Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania and Spain join the United Nations through United Nations Security Council Resolution 109.
- Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann are granted a patent for their cathode-ray tube amusement device, the earliest known interactive electronic game.
- World War II: Japan signs a treaty of alliance with Thailand.
- Plutonium (specifically Pu-238) is first isolated at Berkeley, California.
- Winter War: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland.
- Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
- Portuguese President Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
- The 1918 United Kingdom general election occurred, the first where women were permitted to vote.
- Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Haruna, the fourth and last Kongō-class ship, launches, eventually becoming one of the Japanese workhorses during World War I and World War II.
- Roald Amundsen's team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
- New South Wales Premier Charles Wade signs the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909, formally completing the transfer of State land to the Commonwealth to create the Australian Capital Territory.
- The Thomas W. Lawson, the largest ever ship without a heat engine, runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Isles of Scilly in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
- The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
- The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from San Francisco to Honolulu.
- Quantum mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
- The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
- The Toledo War unofficially ends.
- Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
- War of 1812: The Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana.
- The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
- The Montgolfier brothers first test fly an unmanned hot air balloon in France; it floats nearly 2 km (1.2 mi).
- Founding Father Alexander Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York
- The Theresian Military Academy is founded in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
- Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scots at the age of one week on the death of her father, James V of Scotland.
- St. Lucia's flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people.
- Sweet Dew Incident: Emperor Wenzong of the Tang dynasty conspires to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot is foiled.
- Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake.
Births On This Day
- Li Zijun, Chinese figure skater
- Calvyn Justus , South African swimmer
- Antonio Giovinazzi, Italian racing driver
- Tori Kelly, American singer-songwriter
- Ryo Miyaichi, Japanese footballer
- Ben Henry, New Zealand rugby league player
- Offset, American rapper
- Sam Burgess, English rugby league player
- Pedro Roberto Silva Botelho, Brazilian footballer
- Onew, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
- Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
- Nate Ebner, American football player
- Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer
- Hayato Sakamoto, Japanese baseball player
- Kenneth Medwood, Belizean-American hurdler
- Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer
- Alex Pennie, Welsh keyboard player
- Paul Rabil, American lacrosse player
- Tom Smith, English-Welsh rugby player
- Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress and singer
- Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer
- Rana Daggubati, Indian actor and producer
- Ed Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Leanne Mitchell, English singer-songwriter
- Josh Fields, American baseball player
- Steve Sidwell, English footballer
- Anthony Way, English singer and actor
- Rebecca Jarvis, American journalist
- Johnny Jeter, American wrestler
- Liam Lawrence, Irish footballer
- Shaun Marcum, American baseball player
- Gordon Greer, Scottish footballer
- Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer
- Thed Björk, Swedish racing driver
- Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
- Andrei Makrov, Estonian ice hockey player
- Sophie Monk, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress
- Michael Owen, English footballer and sportscaster
- Dean Brogan, Australian footballer and coach
- Shedrack Kibet Korir, Kenyan runner
- Zdeněk Pospěch, Czech footballer
- Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player
- Kim St-Pierre, Canadian ice hockey player
- Brendan Nash, Australian-Jamaican cricketer
- Jamie Peacock, English rugby player and manager
- Tammy Blanchard, American actress and singer
- Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter
- Sebastien Chaule, French-German rugby player
- André Couto, Portuguese race car driver
- Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer
- Justin Furstenfeld, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Ben Kay, English rugby player
- Billy Koch, American baseball player
- Falk Balzer, German hurdler
- Pat Burke, Irish basketball player
- Tomasz Radzinski, Polish-Canadian footballer
- Saulius Štombergas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
- Miranda Hart, English actress
- Marcus Jensen, American baseball player and coach
- Michaela Watkins, American actor and comedian
- Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Scott Hatteberg, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Archie Kao, American actor and producer
- Arthur Numan, Dutch footballer and manager
- Natascha McElhone, English-Irish actress
- Kelley Armstrong, Canadian author
- Ewa Białołęcka, Polish author
- Hanne Haugland, Norwegian high jumper and coach
- Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian race car driver
- Anthony Mason, American basketball player (d. 2015)
- Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish academic and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Denmark
- Bill Ranford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Tim Sköld, Swedish bass player and producer
- Craig Biggio, American baseball player and coach
- Ken Hill, American baseball player
- Ted Raimi, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Greg Abbott, English footballer and manager
- Diana Gansky, German discus thrower
- Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (d. 2014)
- Patrik Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player
- Don Franklin, American actor
- Chris Waddle, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
- Diane Williams, American sprinter
- James Comey, 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Bob Paris, American-Canadian bodybuilder and actor
- Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
- Mike Scott, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Spider Stacy, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Linda Fabiani, Scottish politician
- Hanni Wenzel, German skier
- Jane Crafter, Australian golfer
- Jill Pipher, American mathematician and academic
- Alan Kulwicki, American race car driver (d. 1993)
- Steve MacLean, Canadian physicist and astronaut
- Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and sportscaster
- Wade Davis, Canadian anthropologist, author, and photographer
- René Eespere, Estonian composer
- Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician, 4th Greek Minister for National Defence
- Mikael Odenberg, Swedish soldier and politician, 29th Swedish Minister for Defence
- John Lurie, American actor, saxophonist, painter, director, and producer
- Jan Timman, Dutch chess player and author
- Bill Buckner, American baseball player and manager
- Cliff Williams, Australian bass player
- Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (d. 1982)
- Kim Beazley, Australian politician and diplomat, 9th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
- Boudewijn Büch, Dutch author, poet, and television host (d. 2002)
- Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
- Christopher Parkening, American guitarist and educator
- Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian economist and politician, 36th President of Brazil
- Antony Beevor, English historian and author
- Jane Birkin, English-French actress and singer
- John Du Prez, English conductor and composer
- Patty Duke, American actress (d. 2016)
- Ruth Fuchs, German javelin thrower and politician
- Peter Lorimer, Scottish footballer
- Michael Ovitz, American talent agent, co-founded Creative Artists Agency
- Stan Smith, American tennis player and coach
- Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer
- Graham Kirkham, Baron Kirkham, English businessman, founded DFS
- Tommy McAvoy, Scottish politician
- Emmett Tyrrell, American journalist, author, and publisher, founded The American Spectator
- Chris Harris, English actor and director (d. 2014)
- Dick Wagner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
- Karan Armstrong, American soprano and actress
- Ellen Willis, American journalist, critic, and academic (d. 2006)
- Lex Gold, Scottish footballer and civil servant
- Ann Cryer, English academic and politician
- Ernie Davis, American football player (d. 1963)
- Leonardo Boff, Brazilian theologian and author
- Charlie Griffith, Barbadian cricketer
- Lewis Arquette, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Lee Remick, American actress (d. 1991)
- Shyam Benegal, Indian director and screenwriter
- Charlie Hodge, American guitarist and singer (d. 2006)
- George Furth, American actor and playwright (d. 2008)
- Abbe Lane, American actress, singer, and dancer
- Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
- Jon Elia, Pakistani philosopher, poet, and scholar (d. 2002)
- Vladimir-Georg Karassev-Orgusaar, Estonian director and politician (d. 2015)
- David R. Harris, English geographer, anthropologist, and archaeologist (d. 2013)
- Margaret Bakkes, South African author (d. 2016)
- Ron Jarden, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1977)
- Richard Cassilly, American tenor and actor (d. 1998)
- Koos Rietkerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior (d. 1986)
- Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
- Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1988)
- Gerard Reve, Dutch-Belgian author and poet (d. 2006)
- Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
- Don Hewitt, American journalist and producer, created 60 Minutes (d. 2009)
- Junior J. Spurrier, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1984)
- Clark Terry, American trumpet player, composer, and educator (d. 2015)
- James T. Aubrey, American broadcaster (d. 1994)
- Radu Beligan, Romanian actor and director (d. 2016)
- B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (d. 2014)
- C.-H. Hermansson, Swedish author and politician (d. 2016)
- Elyse Knox, American actress and fashion designer (d. 2012)
- June Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)
- Shirley Jackson, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1965)
- Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (d. 1978)
- Karl Carstens, German lieutenant and politician, 5th President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1992)
- Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichord player (d. 2003)
- Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (d. 1965)
- Hans von Ohain, German-American physicist and engineer (d. 1998)
- Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish swimmer and water polo player (d. 1943)
- Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
- Morey Amsterdam, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Claude Davey, Welsh rugby player (d. 2001)
- Mária Szepes, Hungarian journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- Virginia Coffey, American civil rights activist (d. 2003)
- Walter Rangeley, English sprinter (d. 1982)
- Frances Bavier, American actress (d. 1989)
- Herbert Feigl, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1988)
- Henri Cochet, French tennis player (d. 1987)
- Paul of Greece (d. 1964)
- DeFord Bailey, American Hall of Fame country and blues musician (d. 1982)
- Kurt Schuschnigg, Italian-Austrian lawyer and politician, 15th Federal Chancellor of Austria (d. 1977)
- Margaret Chase Smith, American educator and politician (d. 1995)
- Jimmy Doolittle, American general and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
- George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952)
- Paul Éluard, French poet and author (d. 1952)
- Alexander Nelke, Estonian-American painter and carpenter (d. 1974)
- Xul Solar, Argentinian painter and sculptor (d. 1963)
- Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)
- Manolis Kalomiris, Greek pianist and composer (d. 1962)
- Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, developed aikido (d. 1969)
- Katherine MacDonald, American actress and producer (d. 1956)
- Karl Renner, Austrian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Austria (d. 1950)
- Roger Fry, English painter and critic (d. 1934)
- Louis Marshall, American lawyer and activist (d. 1929)
- Errico Malatesta, Italian activist and theorist (d. 1932)
- Daniel De Leon, Curaçaoan-American journalist and politician (d. 1914)
- Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1916)
- Daniel H. Reynolds, American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1902)
- Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (d. 1898)
- Abraham Hochmuth, Hungarian rabbi and educator (d. 1889)
- Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
- Charles Wolfe, Irish priest and poet (d. 1823)
- Maria Szymanowska, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1831)
- Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1806)
- Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone (d. 1839)
- Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (d. 1852)
- Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1860)
- Jan Antonín Koželuh, Czech composer and educator (d. 1814)
- Capel Bond, English organist and composer (d. 1790)
- Justus Möser, German jurist and theorist (d. 1794)
- Daniel Neal, English historian and author (d. 1743)
- Aphra Behn, English playwright and author (d. 1689)
- Anne Conway, English philosopher and author (d. 1679)
- Barthélemy d'Herbelot, French orientalist and academic (d. 1695)
- János Kemény, Hungarian prince (d. 1662)
- Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge, English politician (d. 1668)
- Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and chemist (d. 1601)
- Frederick III, German nobleman (d. 1381)
- Go-Suzaku, emperor of Japan (d. 1045)
Deaths On This Day
- Yu Kwang-chung, Chinese writer (b. 1928)
- Paulo Evaristo Arns, Brazilian cardinal (b. 1921)
- Bernard Fox, Welsh actor (b. 1927)
- Terry Backer, American soldier and politician (b. 1954)
- Glen Sonmor, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)
- Vadym Tyshchenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1963)
- Lillian Vernon, German-American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Lillian Vernon Company (b. 1927)
- Theo Colborn, American zoologist and academic (b. 1927)
- Irene Dalis, American soprano and pianist (b. 1925)
- Louis Alphonse Koyagialo, Congolese politician, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1947)
- Bess Myerson, American model, activist, game show panelist and television personality; Miss America 1945 (b. 1924)
- Fred Thurston, American football player (b. 1933)
- Janet Dailey, American author (b. 1944)
- C. N. Karunakaran, Indian painter and illustrator (b. 1940)
- Dennis Lindley, English statistician and academic (b. 1923)
- Peter O'Toole, British-Irish actor (b. 1932)
- George Rodrigue, American painter (b. 1944)
- John Graham, English general (b. 1923)
- Edward Jones, American police officer and politician (b. 1950)
- Victoria Leigh Soto, American educator (b. 1985)
- Joe Simon, American author and illustrator (b. 1913)
- Billie Jo Spears, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
- Timothy Davlin, American politician, Mayor of Springfield (b. 1957)
- Neva Patterson, American actress (b. 1920)
- Dale Roberts, English footballer (b. 1986)
- Alan A'Court, English footballer and manager (b. 1934)
- Anton Balasingham, Sri Lankan-English strategist and negotiator (b. 1938)
- Ahmet Ertegün, Turkish-American composer and producer, co-founded Atlantic Records (b. 1923)
- Mike Evans, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1949)
- Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (b. 1934)
- Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1939)
- Jeanne Crain, American actress (b. 1925)
- Blas Ople, Filipino journalist and politician, 21st President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1927)
- Frank Sheeran, American union leader and mobster (b. 1920)
- W. G. Sebald, German novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1944)
- Norman Fell, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)
- A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., American lawyer, judge, and activist (b. 1928)
- Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1924)
- Stubby Kaye, American actor and comedian (b. 1918)
- Emily Cheney Neville, American author (b. 1919)
- Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1946)
- Gaston Miron, Canadian poet and author (b. 1928)
- G. C. Edmondson, American soldier and author (b. 1922)
- Orval Faubus, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)
- Jeff Alm, American football player (b. 1968)
- Myrna Loy, American actress (b. 1905)
- Robert Eddison, Japanese-English actor (b. 1908)
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1921)
- Jock Mahoney, American actor and stuntman (b. 1919)
- Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
- Catherine Doherty, Russian-Canadian activist, founded the Madonna House Apostolate (b. 1896)
- Roger Maris, American baseball player and coach (b. 1934)
- Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
- Elston Howard, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
- Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish historian and diplomat, co-founded the College of Europe (b. 1886)
- Arthur Treacher, English-American entertainer (b. 1894)
- Walter Lippmann, American journalist and author (b. 1889)
- Mufazzal Haider Chaudhury, Bangladeshi linguist and scholar (b. 1926)
- Munier Choudhury, Bangladeshi author, playwright, and critic (b. 1925)
- Shahidullah Kaiser, Bangladeshi journalist and author (b. 1927)
- Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician, German Reich Minister of Justice (b. 1876)
- William Bendix, American actor (b. 1906)
- Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (b. 1924)
- Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish lawyer and politician, 7th President of Finland (b. 1870)
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author and academic (b. 1896)
- Stanley Baldwin, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1867)
- Edward Higgins, English-American 3rd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1864)
- Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (b. 1908)
- John Harvey Kellogg, American physician and businessman, co-invented corn flakes (b. 1852)
- Anton Korošec, Slovenian priest and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1872)
- Fabián de la Rosa, Filipino painter and educator (b. 1869)
- Stanley G. Weinbaum, American author (b. 1902)
- Julian Sochocki, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1842)
- George Gipp, American football player (b. 1895)
- Phil Waller, Welsh rugby player (b. 1889)
- Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis, English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1887)
- Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (b. 1843)
- Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American zoologist and geologist (b. 1807)
- Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist and mineralogist (b. 1794)
- Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (b. 1819)
- George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Scottish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1784)
- Ben Crack-O, king of several tribes around Cape Palmas
- Jean-Olivier Chénier, Canadian physician (b. 1806)
- Martin Baum, American businessman and politician, 5th Mayor of Cincinnati (b. 1765)
- George Washington, American general and politician, 1st President of the United States (b. 1732)
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German pianist and composer (b. 1714)
- Charles III of Spain (b. 1716)
- Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Italian painter and engraver (b. 1727)
- Charles Rollin, French historian and educator (b. 1661)
- Thomas Tanner, English bishop and historian (b. 1674)
- Thomas Tenison, English archbishop (b. 1636)
- Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar (b. 1582)
- Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English politician, Lord High Admiral (b. 1536)
- Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1535)
- John of the Cross, Spanish priest and saint (b. 1542)
- James V of Scotland (b. 1512)
- Friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)
- Sten Sture the Elder, regent of Sweden (b. 1440)
- Niccolò Perotti, humanist scholar (b. 1429)
- Guarino da Verona, Italian scholar and translator (b. 1370)
- John Oldcastle, English Lollard leader
- Cangrande II della Scala, Lord of Verona (b. 1332)
- Rinchinbal Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1326)
- Margaret of Brabant, German queen consort (b. 1276)
- Al-Ashraf Khalil, Mamluk sultan of Egypt
- Agnes of Poitou, Holy Roman Empress and regent (b. c. 1025)
- Pope Adrian II (b. 792)
- Aldfrith, king of Northumbria (or 705)
- Xue Rengao, emperor of Qin