On This Day in History: December 2
December 2 is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 29 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Florida player scores $5 million lottery jackpot three years after winning $1 million. Surmounting astronomical odds, one Florida man is taking home a $5 million lottery jackpot after having won a $1 million grand prize three years ago.
- Group of ten public workers claim $5.9 million Ohio Lottery jackpot. A group of ten public workers from Ohio who call themselves "The Lucky Ten" just split a $5.9 million Classic Lotto jackpot after spending 16 years playing the lottery together on a weekly basis.
- Florida Lottery shuts down popular lottery store. A popular store for Florida lottery players to buy their tickets has been shut down for undisclosed violations to their retailer contract.
- Infamous lottery winner's house burns. Firefighters from all over Bland County converged on Deer Run Estates in Rocky Gap, West Virginia, on Friday morning to battle a blaze at lottery winner Jack Whittaker's house.
- Alabama gambling council hears from state lottery executives. Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson and New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre spoke to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's advisory council on gaming yesterday.
- Calif. man wins $10M lottery prize right after winning $1K. Just moments after winning $1,000 on a California Lottery scratch-off ticket, a Modesto man learned that he was the winner of a $10 million prize.
- Man to donate $14 million casino jackpot to church. A Las Vegas man who put $20 into a slot machine hit a jackpot Sunday afternoon worth $14 million, and he's donating it all to his church.
- Georgia construction worker collects $50M Mega Millions win. A 55-year-old Thomasville construction worker is getting ready to build a new life after winning a $50 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
- Powerball lottery spreads the wealth in Wednesday's drawing. In Wednesday evening's Powerball multi-state lottery drawing, 34 players hit the Match-5 $200,000 prize level, including nine winners who also purchased Power Play and will walk away with $1 million, and one player won the entire jackpot of $95.3 million.
- Nigerian lottery scammer sentenced to 14 years. A Nigerian man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and must pay restitution to 52 people he duped out of more than $2.7 million with bogus lottery companies that he operated out of London.
- Missouri Lottery honors 'Clinic Gals'. "The Clinic Gals" of Dexter, Missouri, have been named the December Lottery Team of the Month, earning the group of Powerball-playing co-workers and friends a prize package of Lottery merchandise.
- State senator wants to repeal Arkansas Lottery. A state senator who wants to abolish Arkansas' new lottery is scheduled to present her case Wednesday to a legislative panel.
- 44 hospital workers split Florida Lotto jackpot. A fortunate group of 44 hospital workers struck it big in the Florida Lottery, claiming a lump-sum prize of $5.9 million, which breaks down to nearly $134,000 per person.
- Michigan Mega Millions lottery winners claim prize. A pair of lucky Michigan Mega Millions lottery winners picked up their winnings in Lansing early Thursday.
- Connecticut woman steals lottery winnings from purse. A 40-year-old Bridgeport, Connecticut, woman was charged Tuesday with stealing a woman's lottery ticket winnings at Shaw's Supermarket in Fairfield, police said.
- Elderly Lottery Winner Donates All Money To Charity. Local media reports that A 71-year-old man in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region who won a lottery jackpot of 5RMB million (US$620,000) has donated all of the money to charity.
- N.C. Lottery panel trip may violate open meeting law. The North Carolina State Lottery Commission's planned trip to Tennessee appears to violate open meetings laws, some lawyers argue, although the commission chairman disagrees.
- $4 million winner lays low after jackpot. Edward Davis of Ashland, Massachusetts has been lying low since hitting a $4 million Lottery jackpot Friday, but he bought a round of drinks for everyone at the American Legion James O. Carey Post No. 77, where he scored his winning ticket.
- Mega wait almost over for lottery's Mega Millions. Lottery players in Texas are anxiously awaiting Mega Millions tickets to go on sale Wednesday.
- Company picked to operate North Dakota state lottery. Scientific Games International, which sells Powerball lottery tickets in Montana, Iowa and four other states, has been chosen to provide equipment for North Dakota's entry into the game next year.
- Instant ticket grand-prize lottery game still under wraps. Tennessee lottery officials planning an instant ticket grand-prize game, probably as early as February, are still being mum about the details.
- Colorado lottery audit unveils woes. State auditors released a report Monday on the Colorado Lottery, finding that its sales may be hitting a ceiling and that profits that should be going to parks and open space are being eaten up by increased prizes used to try to attract more players.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$266 Million
Dec 3, 2019
- 2.$257 Million
Dec 3, 2013
- 3.$244 Million
Dec 4, 2020
- 4.€200 Million
Dec 4, 2020
- 5.$231 Million
Dec 2, 2020
- 6.$208 Million
Dec 4, 2018
- 7.$200 Million
Dec 5, 2018
- 8.$177 Million
Dec 2, 2017
- 9.$160 Million
Dec 5, 2017
- 10.$145 Million
Dec 4, 2004
- 11.$128 Million
Dec 2, 2008
- 12.$120 Million
Dec 4, 2019
- 13.€97 Million
Dec 5, 2017
- 14.$110 Million
Dec 2, 2015
- 15.€72 Million
Dec 2, 2014
- 16.€72.16 Million
Dec 3, 2020
- 17.$82 Million
Dec 4, 2007
- 18.€72.14 Million
Dec 4, 2018
- 19.$81 Million
Dec 4, 2013
- 20.$80 Million
Dec 4, 2002
- 21.€66.57 Million
Dec 2, 2017
- 22.$75 Million
Dec 3, 2005
- 22.$75 Million
Dec 2, 2011
- 24.€58.69 Million
Dec 5, 2014
- 25.$70 Million
Dec 2, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Dec 2, 1980
40 years old
Sunday, Dec 2, 1979
41 years old
Sunday, Dec 2, 1979
41 years old
Saturday, Dec 2, 1978
42 years old
Thursday, Dec 2, 1971
49 years old
Friday, Dec 2, 1966
54 years old
Thursday, Dec 2, 1965
55 years old
Saturday, Dec 2, 1961
59 years old
Wednesday, Dec 2, 1953
67 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The UK licenses the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
- Thirty-six people die in a fire at a converted Oakland, California, warehouse serving as an artist collective.
- San Bernardino attack: Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik kill 14 people and wound 22 at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.
- Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive following the Good Friday Agreement.
- Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín.
- Space Shuttle program: STS-61: NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Canada and Poland become the first nations to recognize the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union.
- The Peace Agreement of Hat Yai is signed and ratified by the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) and the governments of Malaysia and Thailand, ending the over two-decade-long communist insurgency in Malaysia.
- Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
- At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
- Salvadoran Civil War: Four American missionaries are raped and murdered by a death squad.
- Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba, replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
- Laotian Civil War: The Pathet Lao seizes the Laotian capital of Vientiane, forces the abdication of King Sisavang Vatthana, and proclaims the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
- Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm al-Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
- Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official to comment adversely on the war's progress.
- In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 126 relating to the Kashmir conflict is adopted.
- The Granma reaches the shores of Cuba's Oriente Province. Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution.
- Cold War: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to censure Joseph McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute".
- The Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Taiwan, is signed in Washington, D.C.
- Korean War: Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River ends, with a decisive Chinese victory; UN forces were completely expelled from North Korea.
- Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others is adopted.
- Jerusalem Riots of 1947: Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine.
- World War II: A Luftwaffe bombing raid on the harbour of Bari, Italy, sinks numerous cargo and transport ships, including the American SS John Harvey, which is carrying a stockpile of World War I-era mustard gas.
- World War II: During the Manhattan Project, a team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
- New York City's LaGuardia Airport opens.
- Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
- Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.
- World War I: Russia and the Central Powers sign an armistice at Brest-Litovsk, and peace talks leading to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk begin.
- Puyi becomes Emperor of China at the age of two.
- Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
- At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
- Alabama ratifies the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, followed by North Carolina, then Georgia; U.S. slaves were legally free within two weeks.
- Militant abolitionist leader John Brown is hanged for his October 16 raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
- Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French as Napoleon III.
- French President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.
- Franz Joseph I becomes Emperor of Austria.
- Manifest destiny: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President James K. Polk proposes that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
- Monroe Doctrine: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President James Monroe proclaims American neutrality in future European conflicts, and warns European powers not to interfere in the Americas.
- War of the Third Coalition: Battle of Austerlitz: French troops under Napoleon decisively defeat a joint Russo-Austrian force.
- At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French.
- Swedish parliament approves the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act and implements it as a ground law, thus being first in the world with freedom of speech.
- Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what will become the United States.
- St Paul's Cathedral, rebuilt to the design of Sir Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London, is consecrated.
- The University of Leipzig opens.
- Pope Innocent IV arrives at Lyon for the First Council of Lyon.
Births On This Day
- Uladzislau Hancharou, Belarusian trampolinist
- Inori Minase, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
- Fumika Shimizu, Japanese actress and model
- Tomokaze Yūta, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Haruka Ishida, Japanese singer and actress
- Kostas Stafylidis, Greek footballer
- Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
- Charlie Puth, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Ghanaian footballer
- Gastón Ramírez, Uruguayan footballer
- Etta Bond, English singer-songwriter
- Cassie Steele, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
- Matteo Darmian, Italian footballer
- Alfred Enoch, English actor
- Stephen McGinn, Scottish footballer
- Claudiu Keșerü, Romanian footballer
- Song Ha-yoon, South Korean actress
- Tal Wilkenfeld, Australian bass player and composer
- Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer
- Dorell Wright, American basketball player
- Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer
- Chris Burke, Scottish footballer
- Daniela Ruah, Portuguese-American actress
- Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
- Jaime Durán, Mexican footballer
- Jana Kramer, American actress and singer
- Aaron Rodgers, American football player
- Christos Karipidis, Greek footballer
- Matt Ware, American football player
- Maria Ferekidi, Greek canoe racer
- Eric Jungmann, American actor
- Danijel Pranjić, Croatian footballer
- Britney Spears, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Adam Kreek, Canadian rower
- Darryn Randall, South African cricketer (d. 2013)
- Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer-songwriter and actress
- Michael McIndoe, Scottish footballer
- Abdul Razzaq, Pakistani cricketer
- Jarron Collins, American basketball player and coach
- Jason Collins, American basketball player
- Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Luigi Malafronte, Italian footballer
- Peter Moylan, Australian baseball player
- Maëlle Ricker, Canadian snowboarder
- David Rivas, Spanish footballer
- Andrew Ryan, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Christopher Wolstenholme, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer
- Eddy Garabito, Dominican baseball player
- Masafumi Gotoh, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Mark Kotsay, American baseball player
- Graham Kavanagh, Irish footballer and manager
- Lee Steele, English footballer
- Monica Seles, Serbian-American tennis player
- Jan Ullrich, German cyclist
- Sergejs Žoltoks, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
- Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor and singer
- Rachel McQuillan, Australian tennis player
- Jüri Reinvere, Estonian-German composer and poet
- Francesco Toldo, Italian footballer
- Mine Yoshizaki, Japanese illustrator
- Maksim Tarasov, Russian pole vaulter
- Treach, American rapper and actor
- Yang Hyun-suk, South Korean singer-songwriter and producer
- Pavel Loskutov, Estonian runner
- Ulrika Bergquist, Swedish journalist
- Tanya Plibersek, Australian journalist and politician, 45th Australian Minister of Health
- Chris Kiwomya, English footballer
- David Batty, English footballer
- Darryl Kile, American baseball player (d. 2002)
- Lucy Liu, American actress and producer
- Nate Mendel, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Rena Sofer, American actress
- Mary Creagh, English scholar and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
- Philippe Etchebest, French chef and television host
- Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese wrestler and promoter, co-founded Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling
- Shane Flanagan, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Brendan Coyle, English actor
- Ann Patchett, American author
- Rich Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
- Ron Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- John Dyegh, Nigerian businessman and politician
- Peter Blakeley, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Razzle, English rock drummer (d. 1984)
- Rick Savage, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Silk Smitha, Indian film actress
- Kelefa Diallo, Guinean general (d. 2013)
- Andrew George, English politician
- Vladimir Parfenovich, Belarusian canoe racer and politician
- George Saunders, American short story writer and essayist
- Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian political scientist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Health
- Steven Bauer, Cuban-American actor and producer
- Dan Butler, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Carol Shea-Porter, American social worker, academic, and politician
- John Wesley Ryles, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian political scientist and academic
- Benjamin Stora, Algerian-French historian and author
- Paul Watson, Canadian activist, founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
- Elizabeth Berg, American nurse and author
- T. Coraghessan Boyle, American novelist and short story writer
- Patricia Hewitt, Australian-English educator and politician, English Secretary of State for Health
- Toninho Horta, Brazilian guitarist and composer
- Antonín Panenka, Czech footballer
- Isaac Bitton, Moroccan-French drummer and songwriter
- Tommy Jenkins, English footballer and manager
- Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist and author
- John Banks, New Zealand businessman and politician, 38th Mayor of Auckland City
- Pedro Borbón, Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2012)
- David Macaulay, English-American author and illustrator
- Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer, founded Versace (d. 1997)
- Penelope Spheeris, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Alan Thomson, Australian cricketer
- Ibrahim Rugova, Kosovan journalist and politician, 1st President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
- Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek singer-songwriter
- Botho Strauß, German author and playwright
- Wayne Allard, American veterinarian and politician
- Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Icelandic political scientist and academic
- Mike England, Welsh footballer and manager
- Tom McGuinness, English guitarist, songwriter, author, and producer
- Willie Brown, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 2019)
- Yael Dayan, Israeli journalist, author, and politician
- Francis Fox, Canadian lawyer and politician, 48th Secretary of State for Canada
- Harry Reid, American lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
- Manohar Joshi, Indian lawyer and politician, 15th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
- David Hackett Fischer, American historian, author, and academic
- Tarcisio Bertone, Italian cardinal
- Andre Rodgers, Bahamian baseball player (d. 2004)
- Peter Robin Harding, English marshal and pilot
- Mike Larrabee, American sprinter and educator (d. 2003)
- Nigel Calder, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Gareth Wigan, British film studio executive (Star Wars, Chariots of Fire) (d. 2010)
- Masaaki Hatsumi, Japanese martial artist and educator, founded Bujinkan
- Wynton Kelly, American pianist and composer (d. 1971)
- Edwin Meese, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 75th United States Attorney General
- Gary Becker, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
- David Piper, English race car driver
- Dan Jenkins, American journalist and author (d. 2019)
- Leon Litwack, American historian and author
- Guy Bourdin, French photographer (d. 1991)
- Julie Harris, American actress (d. 2013)
- Jonathan Frid, Canadian actor (d. 2012)
- Alexander Haig, American general and politician, 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)
- Else Marie Pade, Danish composer (d. 2016)
- Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- Maria Callas, American-Greek soprano and actress (d. 1977)
- Iakovos Kambanelis, Greek author, poet, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
- Carlo Furno, Italian cardinal (d. 2015)
- Sylvia Syms, American singer (d. 1992)
- Howard Finster, American minister and painter (d. 2001)
- Takahito, Prince Mikasa of Japan (d. 2016)
- Bill Erwin, American actor (d. 2010)
- Adolph Green, American playwright and composer (d. 2002)
- Marc Platt, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)
- George Emmett, English cricketer and coach (d. 1976)
- Russell Lynes, American photographer, historian, and author (d. 1991)
- Taisto Mäki, Finnish runner (d. 1979)
- Arvo Askola, Finnish runner (d. 1975)
- Walenty Kłyszejko, Estonian-Polish basketball player and coach (d. 1987)
- Joseph P. Lash, American activist and author (d. 1987)
- Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (d. 1977)
- Raimundo Orsi, Argentinian-Italian footballer (d. 1986)
- Elisa Godínez Gómez de Batista, First Lady of Cuba from 1940 to 1944 (d. 1993)
- Herta Hammerbacher, German landscape architect and professor (d. 1985)
- John Barbirolli, English cellist and conductor (d. 1970)
- John Cobb, English race car driver and pilot (d. 1952)
- Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
- Indra Lal Roy, Indian lieutenant and first Indian fighter aircraft pilot (d. 1918)
- Ivan Bagramyan, Russian general (d. 1982)
- Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer and political activist (d. 1987)
- Harriet Cohen, English pianist (d. 1967)
- Warren William, American actor (d. 1948)
- Otto Dix, German painter and illustrator (d. 1969)
- Charles H. Wesley, American historian and author (d. 1987)
- George Minot, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)
- Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1953)
- Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Turkish poet and author (d. 1958)
- Yusuf Akçura, Tatar-Turkish activist and ideologue of Turanism (d. 1935)
- Harry Burleigh, American singer-songwriter (d. 1949)
- Charles Edward Ringling, American businessman, co-founded the Ringling Brothers Circus (d. 1926)
- Charles Studd, England cricketer and missionary (d. 1931)
- Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
- Deacon White, American baseball player and manager (d. 1939)
- Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau, French lawyer and politician, 68th Prime Minister of France (d. 1904)
- William Burges, English architect and designer (d. 1881)
- Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
- Heinrich von Sybel, German historian, academic, and politician (d. 1895)
- Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian farmer and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Agriculture (d. 1885)
- Henry Yesler, American businessman and politician, 7th Mayor of Seattle (d. 1892)
- António Luís de Seabra, 1st Viscount of Seabra, Portuguese magistrate and politician (d. 1895)
- John Breckinridge, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Attorney General (d. 1806)
- Joseph Graetz, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1826)
- James Edward Smith, English botanist and mycologist, founded the Linnean Society (d. 1828)
- William Cooper, American judge and politician, founded Cooperstown, New York (d. 1809)
- Richard Montgomery, Irish-American general (d. 1775)
- Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian missionary and explorer (d. 1759)
- William Shirley, English-American lawyer and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1771)
- Wilhelm Egon von Fürstenberg, Catholic cardinal (d. 1704)
- Thomas Bruce, 1st Earl of Elgin, Scottish nobleman (d. 1663)
- Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1641)
- Queen Munjeong, Korean queen (d. 1565)
- Emperor Jianwen of Liang, emperor of the Chinese Liang dynasty (d. 551)
Deaths On This Day
- Pat Patterson, American wrestler (b. 1941)
- Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, 20th President of France, Coprince of Andorra (b. 1926)
- Sandy Berger, American lawyer and politician, 19th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1945)
- Will McMillan, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1944)
- George T. Sakato, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1921)
- A. R. Antulay, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1929)
- Jean Béliveau, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
- Josie Cichockyj, English basketball player and coach (b. 1964)
- Bobby Keys, American saxophonist (b. 1943)
- Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (b. 1929)
- William Allain, American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (b. 1928)
- Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-French engineer and businessman, founded Orangina (b. 1925)
- Marcelo Déda, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1960)
- Junior Murvin, Jamaican singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- Tom Hendry, Canadian playwright, co-founded the Manitoba Theatre Centre (b. 1929)
- Ehsan Naraghi, Iranian sociologist and author (b. 1926)
- Foge Fazio, American football player and coach (b. 1938)
- Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1945)
- Odetta, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (b. 1930)
- Henry Molaison, American memory disorder patient (b. 1926)
- Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian lawyer and businessman (b. 1933)
- Renato de Grandis, Italian composer, musicologist, and writer (b. 1927)
- Jennifer Alexander, Canadian-American ballerina and actress (b. 1972)
- Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1916)
- Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)
- William P. Lawrence, American admiral and pilot (b. 1930)
- Van Tuong Nguyen, Australian convicted drug trafficker (b. 1980)
- Alicia Markova, English ballerina and choreographer (b. 1910)
- Mona Van Duyn, American poet and academic (b. 1921)
- Alan Davidson, British soldier, historian, and author (b. 1924)
- Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (b. 1926)
- Arno Peters, German cartographer and historian (b. 1916)
- Gail Fisher, American actress (b. 1935)
- Charlie Byrd, American guitarist (b. 1925)
- Shirley Crabtree, English wrestler (b. 1930)
- Michael Hedges, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)
- Robertson Davies, Canadian author, playwright, and critic (b. 1913)
- Roxie Roker, American actress (b. 1929)
- Mária Telkes, Hungarian-American biophysicist and chemist (b. 1900)
- Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord (b. 1949)
- Aaron Copland, American composer and conductor (b. 1900)
- Robert Cummings, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1908)
- Karl-Heinz Bürger, German colonel (b. 1904)
- Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
- Luis Federico Leloir, French-Argentinian physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
- Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Belarusian physicist, astronomer, and cosmologist (b. 1914)
- Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, businessman, and television producer (b. 1917)
- John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist and academic (b. 1912)
- Philip Larkin, English poet, author, and librarian (b. 1922)
- Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1904)
- Marty Feldman, English actor and comedian (b. 1933)
- Giovanni Ferrari, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1907)
- Wallace Harrison, American architect, co-founded Harrison & Abramovitz (b. 1895)
- Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1905)
- Romain Gary, Lithuanian-French author, director, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
- Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
- Max Weber, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1897)
- José María Arguedas, Peruvian anthropologist, author, and poet (b. 1911)
- Kliment Voroshilov, Ukrainian-Russian marshal and politician, 3rd Head of State of The Soviet Union (b. 1881)
- L. E. J. Brouwer, Dutch mathematician and philosopher (b. 1881)
- Giles Cooper, Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1918)
- Harrison Ford, American actor (b. 1884)
- Manfred Sakel, Ukrainian-American neurophysiologist and psychiatrist (b. 1902)
- Reginald Baker, Australian rugby player (b. 1884)
- Trần Trọng Kim, Vietnamese historian, scholar, and politician, Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1883)
- Dinu Lipatti, Romanian pianist and composer (b. 1917)
- Josef Lhévinne, Russian pianist and educator (b. 1874)
- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (b. 1876)
- Eiji Sawamura, Japanese baseball player and soldier (b. 1917)
- Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian journalist and author (b. 1902)
- John Ringling, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Brothers Circus (b. 1866)
- Vincent d'Indy, French composer and educator (b. 1851)
- Paul Heinrich von Groth, German scientist who systematically classified minerals and founded the journal Zeitschrift für Krystallographie und Mineralogie (b. 1843)
- Kazimieras Būga, Lithuanian linguist and philologist (b. 1879)
- Edmond Rostand, French poet and playwright (b. 1868)
- Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general and politician, 1st Governor of Bulacan (b. 1875)
- Jay Gould, American businessman and financier (b. 1836)
- Namık Kemal, Turkish journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1840)
- Allen Wright, Principal chief of the Choctaw Nation (1866-1870); proposed the name "Oklahoma", from Choctaw words okra and umma, meaning "Territory of the Red People." (b. 1826)
- Jenny von Westphalen, German author (b. 1814)
- John Brown, American abolitionist (b. 1800)
- Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (b. 1792)
- Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (b. 1768)
- Marquis de Sade, French philosopher, author, and politician (b. 1740)
- Johann Friedrich Agricola, German organist and composer (b. 1720)
- Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1662)
- Vincent Bourne, English poet and scholar (b. 1695)
- Samuel Penhallow, English-American historian and author (b. 1665)
- Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (b. 1674)
- Pasquier Quesnel, French theologian and author (b. 1634)
- Pierre Puget, French painter, sculptor, and architect (b. 1622)
- Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, French author (b. 1588)
- Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general (b. 1541)
- Gerardus Mercator, Flemish mathematician, cartographer, and philosopher (b. 1512)
- Hernán Cortés, Spanish general and explorer (b. 1485)
- Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (b. 1453)
- Muhammad Shaybani, Khan of Bukhara (b. 1451)
- Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, Italian banker and politician (b. 1416)
- Albert VI, Archduke of Austria (b. 1418)
- Isabel of Coimbra, queen of Portugal (b. 1432)
- John of Ruusbroec, Flemish priest and mystic (b. 1293)
- Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)
- Geoffrey le Scrope, Chief Justice of King Edward III of England
- Muhammad III of Alamut, Nizari Ismaili Imam
- Elvira Menéndez, queen of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)
- Odo of Wetterau, German nobleman
- Ma Yin, Chinese warlord, king of Chu (Ten Kingdoms) (b. 853)
- Pope Silverius