On This Day in History: December 20
December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 11 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- California lottery reps are afraid of being attacked — so they asked for unmarked cars. Increasing anti-government sentiment is prompting California Lottery workers to request that their work-provided vehicles have government logos removed for their safety.
- Winner claims prize for $150 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at CA/NV border. A huge Powerball jackpot was claimed on a ticket sold at a famous lottery store on the border of California and Nevada.
- Georgia Lottery denies millions in prizes to winners of scratch-off games. The Georgia Lottery Commission has refused to pay more than $17.1 million in scratch-off game prizes since 2014 — the year lottery officials instituted a policy of investigating big-money winners.
- Scamming store owner loses lottery license. RD's Deli and Market in Melrose, Massachusetts, will no longer be selling lottery tickets now that its owner has been accused of trying to scam a mentally disabled woman out of her winnings.
- Canadian lottery winner donates $40 million jackpot to charity. Unlike most big lottery winners who spend days, or even months, trying to figure out how they'll spend their newfound riches, Tom Crist needed only a moment to decide where his $40 million in winnings would go: all to charity.
- Connecticut to audit lottery winners for back taxes. After successfully targeting deadbeat parents, the state of Connecticut is going after tax evaders' lottery winnings.
- Ireland TV network red-faced after huge lottery numbers blunder. Ireland's national television broadcaster is hoping the country's newest Lotto millionaire hasn't thrown away their winning ticket after watching the live drawing broadcast on Saturday night.
- Lottery winners say most fun was giving money away. A lottery-winning couple enjoyed spending some of their prize money on themselves -- like the new house, new car, and some new things for inside the house -- but they feel the best about the money they gave away.
- Electronic NJ lottery ticket plan advances. Legislation that would allow people to buy New Jersey lottery tickets on the Internet and by other electronic means continues to advance in the state Assembly.
- Texas students rank USA lotteries. Last week, a 65-year-old San Antonio math professor and his students unveiled a ranking of every lottery in the United States based on fairness and disclosure, hoping to wield national influence on lottery best practices.
- Mass. Lottery bets it can draw richer players. The Massachusetts State Lottery is spending millions on an upscale advertising campaign aimed at reeling in upper-income folks with dreams of having even more money.
- Year in review: N.C. Lottery. A summary of North Carolina's first-ever lottery that started this year.
- Maryland Lottery changing broadcast network. The Maryland Board of Public Works today is expected to award WBAL TV a four year, $10 million broadcasting contract to televise lottery drawings, breaking WJZ TV's 12 year run.
- Ohio Lottery to ditch Lot 'O Play game over lack of interest. he bingo-style Lot 'O Play game that the Ohio Lottery launched slightly more than a year ago will disappear Jan. 20 after a long struggle to win the hearts of players.
- Spain goes bullistic as big, fat lottery faces bald truth. Advertisements for Spain's El Gordo lottery, featuring a large, bald, a silent, mysterious figure showering good fortune at random upon Spaniards, has been dropped this year.
- Investigation to probe who wins B.C. Lottery prizes. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is welcoming an investigation by the provincial ombudsman into the number of insider wins and ticket-selling practices.
- Lotto winner's ex-wife fights back. The gloves have come off in the legal battle over Canada's biggest-ever individual lottery jackpot.
- N.C. lottery hires have connections to Ga. and a Senator. The North Carolina Education Lottery announced five additional hirings Monday, including three with connections to the Georgia Lottery and another who was once a state director for U.S. Sen. John Edwards.
- N.C. Lottery to join Powerball. The North Carolina lottery commission voted Monday to join the multistate Powerball game, known for offering jackpots of $100 million and more, including one last month for $340 million, the second-largest in U.S. lottery history.
- Record Powerball lottery winner's granddaughter found dead. The body of record Powerball winner Jack Whittaker's 17-year-old granddaughter was found Monday in a rural area in western West Virginia, State Police said.
- Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $30 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $30 million, with a cash option of $16.5 million.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $31 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $31 million Saturday.
- Georgia lottery chief keeps education in the forefront. Unlike that of a typical CEO, Georgia Lottery Corp. president and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco's job performance directly impacts how many college-bound teens will be able to afford higher learning and how many kids have access to pre-kindergarten.
- Four tickets win UK Lotto jackpot. Four lucky tickets have matched all six numbers drawn Saturday to win the £4.5 million (US$8.8 million) UK Lotto jackpot, according to National Lottery operator Camelot.
- Illinois man charged with stealing lottery tickets. A Schaumburg, Illinois man is accused of stealing hundreds of lottery tickets around Chicago's northwest suburbs over the past two weeks.
- French butcher wins Euro Millions lottery jackpot. A butcher from suburban Bordeaux in south-west France was the sole winner of Europe's latest lottery jackpot and was to pocket the hefty sum of _26.2 million (US$35 million), French lottery officials said on Sunday.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $100 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $100 million Saturday.
- 60 Winners Made Official in First Big Sleigh Drawing. Sixty Missouri Lottery winners are now official in the first of three Big Sleigh Giveaway drawings.
- $100 Million Jackpot is Texas Record. The Mega Millions jackpot, which increased to $100 million after no tickets matched all six numbers last night, is the highest jackpot ever for the state of Texas.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$305 Million
Dec 21, 2018
- 2.$281 Million
Dec 22, 2018
- 3.$269 Million
Dec 20, 2017
- 4.$253 Million
Dec 22, 2017
- 5.$227 Million
Dec 23, 2015
- 6.$216.3 Million
Dec 21, 2002
- 7.$171 Million
Dec 21, 2019
- 8.$162 Million
Dec 22, 2009
- 9.$152 Million
Dec 20, 2011
- 10.$145 Million
Dec 21, 2010
- 11.$142 Million
Dec 23, 2014
- 12.€100 Million
Dec 21, 2012
- 13.$116 Million
Dec 20, 2003
- 14.€101 Million
Dec 21, 2018
- 15.$106 Million
Dec 23, 2009
- 16.$104 Million
Dec 21, 2011
- 17.$100 Million
Dec 23, 2003
- 18.$94 Million
Dec 22, 2015
- 19.€79.02 Million
Dec 20, 2018
- 20.$90 Million
Dec 20, 2014
- 21.$89.5 Million
Dec 22, 1993
- 22.€74.94 Million
Dec 21, 2017
- 23.€63 Million
Dec 20, 2013
- 24.€81 Million
Dec 23, 2016
- 25.€64 Million
Dec 23, 2005
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Dec 20, 1987
32 years old
Sunday, Dec 20, 1981
38 years old
Monday, Dec 20, 1976
43 years old
Thursday, Dec 20, 1973
46 years old
Wednesday, Dec 20, 1972
47 years old
Sunday, Dec 20, 1970
49 years old
Sunday, Dec 20, 1970
49 years old
Saturday, Dec 20, 1969
50 years old
Sunday, Dec 20, 1964
55 years old
Friday, Dec 20, 1963
56 years old
Saturday, Dec 20, 1952
67 years old
Saturday, Dec 20, 1952
67 years old
Friday, Dec 20, 1946
73 years old
Saturday, Dec 20, 1941
78 years old
Wednesday, Dec 20, 1922
97 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Elizabeth II becomes the oldest monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, seven months and 29 days.
- The Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, and O Lavrador de Café by Brazilian modernist painter Cândido Portinari, are stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art.
- A gang of thieves steal £26.5 million worth of currency from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, one of the largest bank robberies in British history.
- Macau is handed over to China by Portugal.
- NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
- American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 159.
- A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
- The United States invasion of Panama deposes Manuel Noriega.
- In the worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).
- Pope John Paul II announces the institution of World Youth Day.
- The Summit Tunnel fire, one of the largest transportation tunnel fires in history, burns after a freight train carrying over one million liters of gasoline derails near the town of Todmorden, England, in the Pennines.
- The Prime Minister of Spain, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
- The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders is founded by Bernard Kouchner and a group of journalists in Paris, France.
- The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
- A Pennsylvania Railroad Budd Metroliner exceeds 155 mph on their New York Division, also present day Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.
- The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight.
- Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
- A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns in Moses Lake, Washington killing 87.
- The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.
- Indonesian National Revolution: The Dutch military captures Yogyakarta, the temporary capital of the newly-formed Republic of Indonesia.
- The popular Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
- World War II: Japanese air forces bomb Calcutta, India.
- World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
- Adolf Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison.
- Cheka, the first Soviet secret police force, is founded.
- World War I: The last Australian troops are evacuated from Gallipoli.
- South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
- HMS Clio under the command of Captain Onslow arrives at Port Egmont under orders to take possession of the Falkland Islands
- Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
- The original Covent Garden Theatre in London is destroyed by a fire, along with most of the scenery, costumes and scripts.
- The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
- The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.
- Pope Benedict XII is elected.
- Richard I of England is captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria on his way home to England after the Third Crusade.
- AD 69
- Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor.
Births On This Day
- Kylian Mbappé, French footballer
- Suzuka Nakamoto, Japanese singer
- Robeisy Ramírez, Cuban boxer
- Ksenia Makarova, Russian-American figure skater
- Jillian Rose Reed, American actress
- Fabian Schär, Swiss footballer
- JoJo, American singer and actress
- Nikolaos Karabelas, Greek footballer
- Jonah Hill, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Darren Sammy, Saint Lucian cricketer
- Lara Stone, Dutch supermodel
- Mohammad Asif, Pakistani cricketer
- David Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kasper Klausen, Danish footballer
- David Wright, American baseball player
- Royal Ivey, American basketball player
- Darya Pchelnik, Belarusian hammer thrower
- James Shields, American baseball player
- Israel Castro, Mexican footballer
- Ashley Cole, English footballer
- Anthony da Silva, French-Portuguese footballer
- Martín Demichelis, Argentinian footballer
- Fitz Hall, English footballer
- David DeJesus, American baseball player
- Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist
- Ramón Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American actor and dancer
- Andrei Markov, Russian-Canadian ice hockey player
- Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer
- Bouabdellah Tahri, French runner
- Yoon Kye-sang, South Korean singer (g.o.d)
- Nenad Vučković, Croatian footballer
- Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
- Die, Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Paul Linger, English footballer
- Jacqui Oatley, British sports presenter
- Maarja Kangro, Estonian author and poet
- David Nedohin, Canadian curler and sportscaster
- Cory Stillman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Sarah Jones, British politician
- Anders Odden, Norwegian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Anja Rücker, German sprinter
- Gen Urobuchi, Japanese writer
- Roger J. Beaujard, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Grant Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
- Alister McRae, Scottish race car driver
- Jörg Schmidt, German footballer
- Alain de Botton, Swiss-English philosopher and author
- Zahra Ouaziz, Moroccan runner
- Bobby Phills, American basketball player (d. 2000)
- Joe Cornish, English actor, director, and screenwriter
- Karl Wendlinger, Austrian race car driver
- Matt Neal, English race car driver
- Veronica Pershina, Russian-American figure skater and coach
- Chris Robinson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor and director
- Rich Gannon, American football player and sportscaster
- Mark Coleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
- Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
- Mohammad Fouad, Egyptian singer-songwriter and actor
- Mike Keneally, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Freddie Spencer, American motorcycle racer
- Nalo Hopkinson, Jamaican-Canadian author and educator
- Kim Ki-duk, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter
- George Coupland, Scottish scientist
- Hildegard Körner, German runner
- Jackie Fox, American bass player (The Runaways)
- Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Polish physicist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Poland
- Trent Tucker, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Doug Nordquist, American high jumper
- James Thomson, American biologist and academic
- Billy Bragg, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anna Vissi, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actress
- Mike Watt, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mauritanian general and politician, President of Mauritania
- Guy Babylon, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2009)
- Blanche Baker, American actress and screenwriter
- Junji Hirata, Japanese wrestler
- Andrew Mackenzie, Scottish geologist and businessman
- Anita Ward, American disco/R&B singer
- David Breashears, American mountaineer, director, and producer
- Binali Yıldırım, Turkish lawyer and politician, Turkish Minister of Transport
- Martin Schulz, German politician
- Michael Badalucco, American actor
- Sandra Cisneros, American author and poet
- Jenny Agutter, English actress
- Nuala O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan, Northern Irish academic and police ombudsman
- Marta Russell, American author and activist (d. 2013)
- Arturo Márquez, Mexican-American composer
- Soumaïla Cissé, Malian engineer and politician
- Oscar Gamble, American baseball player (d. 2018)
- Alan Parsons, English keyboard player and producer
- Carol Smart, English sociologist and academic
- Mitsuko Uchida, Japanese-British pianist
- Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer-songwriter
- Uri Geller, Israeli-English magician and psychic
- Lloyd Mumphord, American football player
- Sonny Perdue, American captain and politician, 81st Governor of Georgia
- Dick Wolf, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Peter Criss, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
- Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and author (d. 2010)
- Bobby Colomby, American drummer and producer
- Ray Martin, Australian television host and journalist
- Rana Bhagwandas, Pakistani lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan (d. 2015)
- Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (d. 2002)
- Michael P. Johnson, American sociologist
- Jean-Claude Trichet, French banker and economist
- Pat Chapman, English chef and author, founded The Curry Club
- Kathryn Joosten, American actress (d. 2012)
- Kim Weston, American soul singer
- Khalid Ibadulla, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
- Jean Carnahan, American author and politician
- Olavi Salonen, Finnish runner
- Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist
- John Hillerman, American actor (d. 2017)
- Mala Powers, American actress (d. 2007)
- Michael Beaumont, 22nd Seigneur of Sark, English engineer and politician (d. 2016)
- Jim Simpson, American sportscaster (d. 2016)
- Kim Young-sam, South Korean soldier and politician, 7th President of South Korea (d. 2015)
- Geoffrey Howe, Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2015)
- Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of Economics (d. 2009)
- Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
- Charlie Callas, American actor and comedian (d. 2011)
- Judy LaMarsh, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1980)
- George Roy Hill, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
- Beverly Pepper, American sculptor and painter
- Jean Marchand, Canadian trade union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1988)
- David Bohm, American-English physicist, neuropsychologist, and philosopher (d. 1992)
- Cahit Külebi, Turkish poet and author (d. 1997)
- Audrey Totter, American actress (d. 2013)
- Michel Chartrand, Canadian trade union leader and activist (d. 2010)
- Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)
- Harry F. Byrd Jr., American lieutenant, publisher, and politician (d. 2013)
- Hortense Calisher, American author (d. 2009)
- Vakkom Majeed, Indian journalist and politician (d. 2000)
- Dennis Morgan, American actor and singer (d. 1994)
- Paul Francis Webster, American soldier and songwriter (d. 1984)
- Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1992)
- Spud Davis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1984)
- Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian author (d. 1977)
- Prince George, Duke of Kent (d. 1942)
- Sidney Hook, American philosopher and author (d. 1989)
- Robert J. Van de Graaff, American physicist and academic, invented the Van de Graaff generator (d. 1967)
- Lissy Arna, German film actress (d. 1964)
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Welsh preacher and physician (d. 1981)
- Konstantinos Dovas, Greek general and politician, 156th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1973)
- Irene Dunne, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
- Robert Menzies, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1978)
- Erik Almlöf, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1971)
- Yvonne Arnaud, French pianist, actress and singer (d. 1958)
- Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
- Yitzhak Baer, German-Israeli historian and academic (d. 1980)
- Fred Merkle, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)
- Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player and businessman (d. 1974)
- Branch Rickey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)
- Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, author, and academic (d. 1948)
- Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Turkish poet, academic, and politician (d. 1936)
- Henry Kimball Hadley, American composer and conductor (d. 1937)
- Charley Grapewin, American actor (d. 1956)
- Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (d. 1938)
- Elsie de Wolfe, American actress and interior decorator (d. 1950)
- Ferdinand Bonn, German actor (d. 1933)
- Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)
- Ferdinand Buisson, French academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)
- Edwin Abbott Abbott, English theologian, author, and educator (d. 1926)
- Laura M. Hawley Thurston, American poet and educator (d. 1842)
- Nicolas Toussaint Charlet, French painter and educator (d. 1845)
- Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)
- Arthur Lee, American physician and diplomat (d. 1792)
- Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French politician and diplomat, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1787)
- Urban Hjärne, Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (d. 1724)
- Pieter de Hooch, Dutch painter (d. 1684)
- Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German scholar and politician (d. 1692)
- John Sarkander, Moravian priest and saint (d. 1620)
- John III, king of Sweden (d. 1592)
- Joseph ha-Kohen, historian and physician (d. 1575)
- Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)
Deaths On This Day
- Per-Ingvar Brånemark, Swedish surgeon and academic (b. 1929)
- John Freeman, English lawyer, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States (b. 1915)
- Pyotr Bolotnikov, Russian runner (b. 1930)
- Stan Charlton, English footballer and manager (b. 1929)
- Robert Juniper, Australian painter and sculptor (b. 1929)
- Victor Merzhanov, Russian pianist and educator (b. 1919)
- Barry Reckord, Jamaican playwright and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- James Robert Mann, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1920)
- K. P. Ratnam, Sri Lankan academic and politician (b. 1914)
- Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)
- Arnold Stang, American actor (b. 1918)
- Adrian Mitchell, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
- Robert Mulligan, American director and producer (b. 1925)
- Igor Troubetzkoy, Russian aristocrat and race car driver (b. 1912)
- Anne Rogers Clark, American dog breeder and trainer (b. 1929)
- Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1923)
- Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician, 1st President of Senegal (b. 1906)
- Riccardo Freda, Egyptian-Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1909)
- Hank Snow, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)
- Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
- Denise Levertov, English-American poet and translator (b. 1923)
- Dick Spooner, English cricketer (b. 1919)
- Dawn Steel, American film producer (b. 1946)
- Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (b. 1934)
- Madge Sinclair, Jamaican-American actress (b. 1938)
- Dean Rusk, American lawyer, and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (b. 1909)
- W. Edwards Deming, American statistician, author, and academic (b. 1900)
- Nazife Güran, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1921)
- Simone Beck, French chef and author (b. 1904)
- Sam Rabin, English wrestler, singer, and sculptor (b. 1903)
- Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
- Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)
- Stanley Milgram, American psychologist and academic (b. 1933)
- Dmitry Ustinov, Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union (1976-84) (b. 1908)
- Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
- Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
- Richard J. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 48th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1902)
- R. A. Bevan, English advertiser (b. 1901)
- Rajani Palme Dutt, English journalist and politician (b. 1896)
- André Jolivet, French guitarist and composer (b. 1905)
- Luis Carrero Blanco, Spanish admiral and politician, 69th President of the Government of Spain (b. 1904; assassinated)
- Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1936)
- Adolfo Orsi, Italian businessman (b. 1888)
- Roy O. Disney, American banker and businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (b. 1893)
- John Steinbeck, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
- Moss Hart, American director and playwright (b. 1904)
- Earle Page, Australian soldier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)
- Juhan Simm, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1885)
- Ramón Carrillo, Argentinian neurologist and physician (b. 1906)
- James Hilton, English-American author and screenwriter (b. 1900)
- Enrico Mizzi, Maltese lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1885)
- Igor Severyanin, Russian-Estonian poet and author (b. 1887)
- Hans Langsdorff, German captain (b. 1894)
- Annie Armstrong, American missionary (b. 1850)
- Matilda Howell, American archer (b. 1859)
- Erich Ludendorff, German general (b. 1865)
- Martin O'Meara, Irish-Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1882)
- Émile Loubet, French lawyer and politician, 8th President of France (b. 1838)
- Frederick Semple, American golfer and tennis player (b. 1872)
- Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general and politician (b. 1850)
- Linton Hope, English sailor and architect (b. 1863)
- Philip Fysh, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1835)
- Lucien Petit-Breton, French-Argentinian cyclist (b. 1882)
- Eric Campbell, British actor (b. 1879)
- Arthur Morgan, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Queensland (b. 1856)
- Upendrakishore Ray, Indian painter and composer (b. 1863)
- George C. Magoun, American businessman (b. 1840)
- Gaspar Tochman, Polish-American colonel and lawyer (b. 1797)
- Robert Knox, Scottish surgeon and zoologist (b. 1791)
- Francesco Bentivegna, Italian activist (b. 1820)
- John Bell, American farmer (b. 1750)
- Sacagawea, American explorer (b. 1788)
- Antonio Soler, Spanish priest and composer (b. 1729)
- Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni, Italian poet and academic (b. 1692)
- Louis, dauphin of France (b. 1729)
- Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Portsmouth (b. 1675)
- Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist (b. 1652)
- Kangxi, emperor of the Qing Dynasty (b. 1654)
- Jean Jannon, French designer and typefounder (b. 1580)
- Ambroise Paré, French physician and surgeon (b. 1510)
- Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther (b. 1499)
- Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer (b. 1506)
- Stefan Dušan, emperor of Serbia (b. 1308)
- John I, duke of Bavaria (b. 1329)
- Peter of Moscow, Russian metropolitan bishop
- Margaret of Provence, French queen (b. 1221)
- Fujiwara no Kanemichi, Japanese statesman (b. 925)
- Alfonso III, king of Asturias
- Æthelbald, king of Wessex (b. 834)
- Zephyrinus, pope of the Catholic Church