On This Day in History: December 18
December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 13 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- NJ Lottery Pick 6 ticket worth $29.5M sold at liquor store. A 10-month drought without a Pick 6 New Jersey lottery winner ended Monday night when someone hit the $29.5 million jackpot.
- Kentucky Lottery adds new Keno game feature. Kentucky Lottery players now have a new way to win even more prizes in the popular game Keno, as the new Bulls-Eye feature is now available.
- $50 million Lotto Max winners finally revealed after 2-year fight to remain anonymous. The winners of the $50 million Canada Lotto Max ticket have finally received their jackpot, after nearly two years of unsuccessfully trying to claim the prize without revealing their identities.
- Minnesota Lottery director resigns after timeshare inquiry. Minnesota State Lottery director Ed Van Petten abruptly resigned Friday, coming after an inquiry found that taxpayers have reimbursed the director for staying in his own timeshare unit when traveling.
- Jackpot-fixing investigation expands to more state lotteries. Eddie Tipton, former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, has been accused of tampering with drawings in four states over a six-year period, and investigators are now expanding the inquiry nationwide to determine if the number could be larger.
- Tennessee woman charged with stealing ex-husband's $50,000 lottery prize. McMinnville, Tennessee, police have arrested a woman accused of stealing an unsigned $50,000 lottery ticket and then cashing it in herself.
- Wyoming Lottery updates lawsuit against anti-gambling proponent. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation has updated its lawsuit against a Cheyenne man the company accuses of disparaging its operations, but the man's lawyer said the suit it still improper and fails to give necessary specifics.
- Georgia Mega Millions jackpot winner comes forward. Ira Curry, 56, of Stone Mountain, Ga., has come forward as one of the two who struck it rich in the massive Mega Millions jackpot drawing.
- $636 Million Mega Millions jackpot split by 2 tickets. Winning tickets for an estimated $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second biggest in U.S. lottery history, were sold in San Jose, California and Atlanta, Georgia, lottery officials said late on Tuesday evening.
- Spain's Christmas lottery is still "El Gordo". It is the lyrical event of the season, a kickoff to Christmas celebrations: children dressed up in navy blue and gray uniforms sing, not Christmas carols, but the winning numbers and prizes for the Loteria de Navidad, Spain's state Christmas lottery.
- Piqua lottery winners unveiled to cheers, tears of joy. Fifteen Ohioans claimed their shares of the $207 million Mega Millions jackpot Wednesday with one man dreaming of his first new vehicle, another planning to start a scholarship in his late son's name and a woman thinking about retirement.
- Ontario police to announce charges in lottery insider investigation. The Ontario Provincial Police will announce Wednesday that they have laid a set of charges following investigations into "insider" lottery wins in Ontario.
- Boxing career debut for Mega lottery loser. The Ohio woman who falsely claimed she lost a winning $162 million Mega Millions ticket last year says she's taking a new career path - as a boxer.
- Oregon Lottery seeks to start video slot games in July. Despite the opposition of some legislators, Oregon Lottery officials yesterday indicated that July 1 is being targeted as the start-up date for the lottery's new video slot-machine games.
- Christmas El Gordo Online Lottery Sales End at Midnight. A last-minute flurry of excitement is expected at El Gordo Online, where sales end at midnight tonight for the world's biggest lottery draw.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $116 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $116 million, with a cash option of $62.5 million.
- Oregon man wins lottery millions. A 37-year-old Medford construction worker claimed his prize from a $21.7 million Megabucks jackpot Monday - and promptly went into seclusion.
- Court deciding legality of NY gambling law. A state appeals court is expected to take about two months to make a ruling into whether the 2001 legislation expanding gambling in New York is legal.
- Royal Palm Beach man claims Lotto winnings. 52-year-old Charles J. Lonsdale claimed a $7.6 million prize Wednesday as one of three winners of Saturday's $40 million Florida Lotto drawing in Tallahassee.
- Lottery Announces District Offices. The Tennessee Lottery has selected locations for its district offices across the state.
- Lottery Scam Reaches N.D. Sen. Conrad. North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad was one of the latest targets of a mail scam that has run for three years and hit about 2,000 people in the United States, 800 of whom had been fooled into sending money to con artists.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$284 Million
Dec 18, 2018
- 2.$269 Million
Dec 20, 2017
- 3.$262 Million
Dec 19, 2018
- 4.$223 Million
Dec 19, 2017
- 5.$202 Million
Dec 19, 2015
- 6.$163.3 Million
Dec 18, 2002
- 7.$163 Million
Dec 18, 2007
- 8.$160 Million
Dec 18, 2019
- 9.€135 Million
Dec 19, 2017
- 10.$152 Million
Dec 20, 2011
- 11.$145 Million
Dec 21, 2010
- 12.$140 Million
Dec 18, 2009
- 13.$125 Million
Dec 19, 2014
- 14.$116 Million
Dec 20, 2003
- 15.€85 Million
Dec 18, 2012
- 16.$104 Million
Dec 21, 2011
- 17.€91 Million
Dec 18, 2018
- 18.$92 Million
Dec 19, 2009
- 19.€83 Million
Dec 18, 2015
- 20.$90 Million
Dec 20, 2014
- 21.€78.03 Million
Dec 18, 2018
- 22.€73.51 Million
Dec 18, 2017
- 23.€63 Million
Dec 20, 2013
- 24.$85 Million
Dec 19, 2003
- 24.$85 Million
Dec 18, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Dec 18, 1996
23 years old
Tuesday, Dec 18, 1990
29 years old
Sunday, Dec 18, 1983
36 years old
Wednesday, Dec 18, 1974
45 years old
Friday, Dec 18, 1970
49 years old
Saturday, Dec 18, 1965
54 years old
Tuesday, Dec 18, 1962
57 years old
Monday, Dec 18, 1961
58 years old
Monday, Dec 18, 1961
58 years old
Monday, Dec 18, 1961
58 years old
Saturday, Dec 18, 1954
65 years old
Friday, Dec 18, 1953
66 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- List of bolides: A meteor exploded over the Bering Sea with a force over 10 times greater than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. On December 18, 2018 at 23:55 GMT
- Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501, derailed near DuPont, Washington, a city in United States near Olympia, Washington killing six people, and injuring 70 others.
- Kellingley Colliery, the last deep coal mine in Great Britain, closes.
- The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia. The death toll of all flooding is at least 118, with over 400,000 people displaced.
- United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
- The Chadian Civil War begins when rebel groups, allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launch an attack in Adré.
- California gubernatorial recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.
- NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
- First flight of the Russian heavy strategic bomber Tu-160, the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep wing aircraft built.
- Soviet Soyuz Programme: Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonauts Valentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union.
- Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.
- Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by astronomer Richard Walker.
- Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched.
- World War II: Seventy-seven B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.
- World War II: The Battle of the Heligoland Bight, the first major air battle of the war, takes place.
- The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
- The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans in the first NFL playoff game to win the NFL Championship.
- The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress.
- World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of staff Erich von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French, and suffer 337,000 casualties.
- The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook, Victoria Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.
- Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first officially recognized land speed record of 39.245 mph (63.159 km/h) in a Jeantaud electric car.
- Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
- The Al-Thani family become the rulers of the state of Qatar.
- US Secretary of State William Seward proclaims the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery throughout the USA.
- The national anthem of the Russian Empire, "God Save the Tsar!", is first performed.
- Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Samuel Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
- New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the American rebels over British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga in October.
- The Whitehall Conference ends with the determination that there was no law preventing Jews from re-entering England after the Edict of Expulsion of 1290.
- Portuguese forces score a military victory over the Kingdom of Kongo at the Battle of Mbumbi in present-day Angola.
- A rebellion breaks out in Alpujarras in response to the forced conversions of Muslims in Spain.
- Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan dynasty of Mongolia and China.
- 218 BC
- Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia: Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.
Births On This Day
- Billie Eilish, American pop singer
- Ronald Acuña Jr., Venezuelan professional baseball player
- Natália Kelly, American-Austrian singer
- Gerard Gumbau, Spanish professional footballer
- Byron Buxton, American baseball player
- Ana Porgras, Romanian former artistic gymnast
- Thomas Lam, Finnish professional football defender
- Bridgit Mendler, American singer, songwriter and actress
- Ryan Crouser, American shot putter
- Marcus Butler, English internet celebrity
- Sierra Kay, American singer-songwriter
- Lizzie Deignan, English cyclist
- Seth Doege, American football player
- Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Canadian heptathlete
- Imad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
- Ayaka, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
- Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater
- Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor
- François Hamelin, Canadian speed skater
- Usman Khawaja, Pakistani-Australian cricketer
- Bill Stull, American football player
- Brian Boyle, American ice hockey player
- Paul Harrison, English footballer
- Giuliano Razzoli, Italian skier
- Derrick Tribbett, American bass player and singer
- Andy Fantuz, Canadian football player
- Christina Aguilera, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Neil Fingleton, English actor and basketball player, one of the tallest 25 men in the world (d. 2017)
- Heinz Inniger, Swiss snowboarder
- Benjamin Watson, American football player
- Daniel Cleary, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ali Curtis, American soccer player
- Josh Dallas, American actor
- Katie Holmes, American actress
- José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player
- Maria Brink, American singer-songwriter
- Claudia Gesell, German runner
- Sia Furler, Australian singer-songwriter
- Randy Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Trish Stratus, Canadian wrestler and actress
- Peter Boulware, American football player and politician
- Knut Schreiner, Norwegian singer, guitarist, and producer
- Fatuma Roba, Ethiopian runner
- Anzhela Balakhonova, Ukrainian pole vaulter
- Raymond Herrera, American drummer and songwriter
- Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
- Noriko Matsueda, Japanese pianist and composer
- Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player and sportscaster
- DMX, American rapper and actor
- Lucious Harris, American basketball player
- Giannis Ploutarhos, Greek singer-songwriter
- Rob Van Dam, American wrestler
- Jonathan Yeo, English painter
- Norman Brown, American singer and guitarist
- Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
- Justin Edinburgh, English footballer and manager
- Akira Iida, Japanese race car driver
- Mario Basler, German footballer and manager
- Rachel Griffiths, Australian actress
- Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Casper Van Dien, American actor and producer
- Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch journalist
- Mille Petrozza, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian footballer and sportscaster
- Shawn Christian, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Manuel Peña Escontrela, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
- Stone Cold Steve Austin, American wrestler and producer
- Don Beebe, American football player and coach
- Greg D'Angelo, American drummer
- Karl Dorrell, American football player and coach
- Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundian soldier and politician, President of Burundi
- Charles Oakley, American basketball player and coach
- Brad Pitt, American actor and producer
- Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater and coach
- Leila Steinberg, American singer, producer, author, and poet
- Daniel S. Loeb, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Third Point Management
- Lalchand Rajput, former Indian cricketer
- Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist and academic
- Naoko Yamano, Japanese singer, guitarist and composer
- Geordie Walker, English guitarist
- Julia Wolfe, American composer and educator
- Jonathan Cainer, English astrologer and author (d. 2016)
- Vijay Mallya, Indian businessman and politician
- Bogusław Mamiński, Polish runner
- John Booth, English race car driver
- Ray Liotta, American actor
- Willi Wülbeck, German runner
- Elliot Easton, American guitarist and singer
- John Leventhal, American songwriter and producer
- Gillian Armstrong, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Randy Castillo, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2002)
- Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lankan general and politician
- Lizmark, Mexican wrestler (d. 2015)
- Leonard Maltin, American historian, author, and critic
- David A. Johnston, American volcanologist and geologist (d. 1980)
- Bill Nelson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mimmo Paladino, Italian sculptor and painter
- Laurent Voulzy, French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Leonid Yuzefovich, Russian author and screenwriter
- Steve Biko, South African activist, founded the Black Consciousness Movement (d. 1977)
- Steven Spielberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded DreamWorks
- Jean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Crispian Steele-Perkins, English trumpet player and educator
- Bobby Keys, American saxophone player (d. 2014)
- Keith Richards, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
- Alan Rudolph, American director and screenwriter
- Lenore Blum, American mathematician and academic
- Bobby Keyes, Australian rugby league player
- Sam Andrew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
- Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpet player and composer
- Joan Wallach Scott, American historian, author, and academic
- Ilario Castagner, Italian football manager
- John Cooper, English sprinter and hurdler (d. 1974)
- Michael Moorcock, English author and songwriter
- Harold E. Varmus, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Chas Chandler, English bass player and producer (d. 1996)
- Joel Hirschhorn, American songwriter and composer (d. 2005)
- Nancy Ryles, American politician (d. 1990)
- Malcolm Kirk, English rugby player and wrestler (d. 1987)
- Rosemary Leach, English actress (d. 2017)
- Jacques Pépin, French-American chef and author
- Marc Rich, Belgian-American businessman, founded Glencore (d. 2013)
- Boris Volynov, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut
- Norm Provan, Australian rugby league player, coach, and businessman
- Roger Smith, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
- Allen Klein, American businessman and music publisher (d. 2009)
- Alison Plowden, English historian and author (d. 2007)
- Bill Thompson, American television host (d. 2014)
- Moose Skowron, American baseball player (d. 2012)
- Gino Cimoli, American baseball player (d. 2011)
- Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal (d. 2013)
- Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Indian-English caliph and author (d. 2003)
- Harold Land, American tenor saxophonist (d. 2001)
- Ramsey Clark, American lawyer and politician, 66th United States Attorney General
- Roméo LeBlanc, Canadian journalist and politician, 25th Governor General of Canada (d. 2009)
- Edwin Bramall, Baron Bramall, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London
- Jack Brooks, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
- Esther Lederberg, American microbiologist (d. 2006)
- Robert Leckie, American soldier and author (d. 2001)
- Ossie Davis, American actor and activist (d. 2005)
- Douglas Fraser, Scottish-American trade union leader and academic (d. 2008)
- Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1973)
- Alfred Bester, American author and screenwriter (d. 1987)
- Willy Brandt, German politician, 4th Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
- Ray Meyer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)
- Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American general and pilot (d. 2002)
- Jules Dassin, American-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Abe Burrows, American author, playwright, and director (d. 1985)
- Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and umpire (d. 2010)
- Celia Johnson, English actress (d. 1982)
- Paul Siple, American geographer and explorer (d. 1969)
- Bill Holland, American race car driver (d. 1984)
- Lawrence Lucie, American guitarist and educator (d. 2009)
- George Stevens, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1975)
- Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian philosopher and author (d. 1990)
- Fletcher Henderson, American pianist and composer (d. 1952)
- Gerald Barry, English colonel and cricketer (d. 1977)
- Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer, invented FM radio (d. 1954)
- Gladys Cooper, English actress and singer (d. 1971)
- Robert Moses, American urban planner (d. 1981)
- Bhikhari Thakur, Indian actor, singer, and playwright (d. 1971)
- Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (d. 1961)
- Emil Starkenstein, Czech pharmacologist, co-founded clinical pharmacology (d. 1942)
- Richard Maury, American-Argentinian engineer, designed the Salta-Antofagasta railway (d. 1950)
- Paul Klee, Swiss-German painter and educator (d. 1940)
- Joseph Stalin, Georgian-Russian marshal and politician, 4th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
- Matt McGrath, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1941)
- Francis Burton Harrison, American general and politician, 6th Governor-General of the Philippines (d. 1957)
- Saki, British short story writer (d. 1916)
- Edward Willis Redfield, American painter and educator (d. 1965)
- Foxhall P. Keene, American polo player and horse breeder (d. 1941)
- Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (d. 1914)
- Lionel Monckton, English composer and critic (d. 1924)
- Edward MacDowell, American pianist and composer (d. 1908)
- J. J. Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
- Graciano López Jaena, Filipino journalist (d. 1896)
- Henrietta Edwards, Canadian activist and author (d. 1931)
- Augusta Holmès, French pianist and composer (d. 1903)
- Lyman Abbott, American minister, theologian, and author (d. 1922)
- Charles Griffin, American general (d. 1876)
- John S. Harris, American surveyor and politician (d. 1906)
- John Hall, English-New Zealand politician, 12th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1907)
- James Watney, English brewer and businessman (d. 1884)
- Jean-Baptiste Rey, French conductor and composer (d. 1810)
- Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and theologian (d. 1791)
- Charles Wesley, English missionary and composer (d. 1788)
- James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish colonel and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (d. 1711)
- Christopher Polhem, Swedish physicist and inventor (d. 1751)
- Countess Johanna Magdalene of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1715)
- Christina, Queen of Sweden (d. 1689)
- Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (d. 1668)
- Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (d. 1688)
- Simonds d'Ewes, English historian and politician (d. 1650)
- William Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken (d. 1640)
- Ahmad Ibn al-Qadi, Moroccan writer, judge and mathematician (d. 1616)
- Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō (d. 1551)
- Philipp von Hutten, German explorer (d. 1546)
- Sophie of Mecklenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg, Duchess of Saxony (d. 1503)
- Richard Olivier de Longueil, French Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal (d. 1470)
Deaths On This Day
- Kim Jong-hyun, South Korean singer (b. 1990)
- Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (b. 1917)
- Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1959)
- Helge Solum Larsen, Norwegian businessman and politician (b. 1969)
- Donald J. Albosta, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)
- Gideon Ben-Yisrael, Israeli soldier and politician (b. 1923)
- Larry Henley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
- Virna Lisi, Italian actress (b. 1936)
- Mandy Rice-Davies, English model and actress (b. 1944)
- Robert Simpson, American meteorologist and author (b. 1912)
- Ken Hutcherson, American football player (b. 1952)
- Graham Mackay, South African-English businessman (b. 1949)
- Frank Macchiarola, American lawyer and academic (b. 1941)
- Mustafa Ould Salek, Mauritanian colonel and politician, President of Mauritania (b. 1936)
- Jim Whalen, American football player (b. 1943)
- Anatoliy Zayaev, Ukrainian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
- Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, and politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (b. 1936)
- Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player and manager (b. 1916)
- Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist, author, and scholar (b. 1913)
- Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Economy and Finances (b. 1940)
- James Pickles, English judge and journalist (b. 1925)
- Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (b. 1932)
- Mark Felt, American FBI agent and informant (b. 1913)
- Hans Billian, Polish-German actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1918)
- Gerald Le Dain, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1924)
- William Strauss, American author and playwright (b. 1947)
- Alan Wagner, American businessman and critic (b. 1931)
- Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (b. 1911)
- Ruth Bernhard, German-American photographer (b. 1905)
- Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author and activist (b. 1923)
- Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (b. 1922)
- Anthony Sampson, English journalist and author (b. 1926)
- Necip Hablemitoğlu, Turkish historian and academic (b. 1954)
- Ray Hnatyshyn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Governor General of Canada (b. 1934)
- Wayne Owens, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
- Lucy Grealy, Irish-American author (b. 1963)
- Gilbert Bécaud, French singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1927)
- Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek violinist and composer (b. 1914)
- Marcel Mule, French saxophonist and educator (b. 1901)
- Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
- Randolph Apperson Hearst, American businessman (b. 1915)
- Kirsty MacColl, British singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
- Robert Bresson, French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)
- Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1926)
- Chris Farley, American comedian and actor (b. 1964)
- Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1904)
- Irving Caesar, American composer (b. 1895)
- Brian Brockless, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1926)
- Ross Thomas, American author (b. 1926)
- Konrad Zuse, German engineer, designed the Z3 computer (b. 1910)
- Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1916)
- Lilia Skala, Austrian-American actress (b. 1896)
- Helm Glöckler, German race car driver (b. 1909)
- Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
- Mark Goodson, American game show producer, created Family Feud and The Price Is Right (b. 1915)
- George Abecassis, English race car driver (b. 1913)
- Anne Revere, American actress (b. 1903)
- Paul Tortelier, French cellist and composer (b. 1914)
- Joseph Zubin, Lithuanian-American psychologist and academic (b. 1900)
- Niyazi Berkes, Turkish Cypriot-English sociologist and academic (b. 1908)
- Conny Plank, German keyboard player and producer (b. 1940)
- Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet and author (b. 1916)
- Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
- Dobriša Cesarić, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1902)
- Alexei Kosygin, Russian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1904)
- Michio Nishizawa, Japanese baseball player and manager (b. 1921)
- Louis Untermeyer American poet, anthologist, critic (b. 1885)
- Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist and biologist (b. 1900)
- Harry Hooper, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1887)
- Allamah Rasheed Turabi, Indian-Pakistani religious leader and philosopher (b. 1908)
- Bobby Jones, American golfer and lawyer (b. 1902)
- Diana Lynn, American actress (b. 1926)
- Charles Dvorak, American pole vaulter and coach (b. 1878)
- Leo Reisman, American violinist and bandleader (b. 1897)
- Ernest Lawson, Canadian-American painter (b. 1873)
- Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian meteorologist and seismologist (b. 1857)
- Eduard Bernstein, German theorist and politician (b. 1850)
- Hamo Thornycroft, English sculptor and academic (b. 1850)
- Sir Carl Meyer, 1st Baronet, German-English banker and businessman (b. 1851)
- John Alcock, English captain and pilot (b. 1892)
- Richard Owen, English biologist, anatomist, and paleontologist (b. 1804)
- Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (b. 1793)
- Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (b. 1829)
- Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian priest and mathematician (b. 1781)
- Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch, Scottish-English general and politician (b. 1748)
- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French soldier, biologist, and academic (b. 1744)
- Johann Gottfried Herder, German philosopher, theologian, and poet (b. 1744)
- Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician and historian (b. 1725)
- Soame Jenyns, English poet and politician (b. 1704)
- Antonio Stradivari, Italian instrument maker (b. 1644)
- Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German scholar and politician (b. 1626)
- William Brabazon, 1st Earl of Meath, English lawyer and politician (b. 1580)
- Nur Jahan, empress consort of the Mughal Empire (b. 1577)
- Anna of Saxony, Princess consort of Orange (b. 1544)
- Alfonso II of Naples (b. 1448)
- Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)
- Magnus III, king of Sweden (b. 1240)
- Hildebert, French poet and scholar (b. 1055)
- Al-Ghazali, Persian jurist, philosopher, theologian, and mystic (b. 1058)
- Edith of Wessex (b. 1025)
- Yaonian Yanmujin, Chinese empress dowager
- Lady Wu, wife of Qian Liu (b. 858)