On This Day in History: December 28
December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 3 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- N.C. man wins $250,000 in lottery after losing job of 20 years and father to COVID-19. It's been a seriously difficult time for a North Carolina man who just recently lost his job as a preschool teacher after 20 years and even more so after losing his father to the coronavirus a month later, but a lottery jackpot win to the tune of $250,000 was the Christmas miracle waiting to happen.
- Rush of Mega Millions lottery sales prompts surprise jackpot increase. Lottery officials announced today that the jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has been raised from $348 million to $370 million, as a result of rapid sales.
- New Jersey makes case to Supreme Court on sports betting. New Jersey's chances of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its attempt to allow legal sports gambling hinge on how a bedrock constitutional principle is applied.
- Chicago mayor toyed with idea of city-only lottery. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has toyed with the concept of establishing a city lottery to help ease the city's financial woes and, while the idea has not progressed, it could get backing from at least one key Democrat in Springfield.
- $200 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased. Players of the Mega Millions multi-state lottery have an even better reason to rush out and buy some tickets before tonight's drawing.
- One winner in Israel's largest-ever lottery drawing. 7 million tickets were purchased for the largest cash prize in Israel's lottery history but only one person won, taking the first prize of NIS 74 million (US$19.5 million).
- Iowa lottery offering bonus holiday drawing. Officials with the Iowa Lottery say those playing holiday scratch-off games shouldn't throw away their tickets if they lose.
- Mega Millions coming to North Dakota. The North Dakota Lottery Division is launching Mega Millions in January.
- Store that sold $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket identified. Kentucky lottery officials have identified the store that sold the state's largest Powerball jackpot winning ticket over the weekend, but no one has claimed the prize as of Monday morning.
- Md. man claims $250K prize 1 day before deadline. An Elkton, Maryland, man claimed a $250,000 Mega Millions prize -- with one day left before he missed the deadline.
- 1 ticket wins $7M Calif. lottery jackpot. California's SuperLotto Plus game may soon be delivering a heck of a stocking stuffer for someone in the Coachella Valley.
- $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Kentucky. Kentucky lottery officials say there was a single $128.6 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Georgetown, 65 miles east of Louisville, making it the largest jackpot won in the history of the Kentucky lottery.
- Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle tickets sold out. The last ticket for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Jan. 3 Millionaire Raffle was sold Saturday at 10:21 a.m. at McCunes News, 606 Central Avenue in Johnstown, Cambria County.
- $208M Lottery Winner Dies At Age 43. The Michigan man who won a $208 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot with his wife in April 2005 has died, police and a family spokesman said.
- Luck pays off for a whole lot of Maryland Lottery players. Saturday's Maryland Bonus Match 5 lottery game yielded a record 21 tickets winning the top prize, 15 of them bought at a Bethesda convenience store. Lottery officials think one person bought all 15 tickets with the same numbers.
- A look back at the North Carolina lottery in 2005. Lottery Post documents the wide array of new stories about the North Carolina Lottery in 2005.
- Georgia lottery sales climb during holidays. The holiday season has lottery sales climbing in South Georgia.
- Tenn. Senator seeks more funds for lottery scholars. A state lawmaker's crusade to increase the amount of Tennessee's lottery scholarships is raising concerns among his colleagues and the governor, who say giving full scholarships this early in the program may create a financial crisis down the road.
- N.C. Lottery commission approves contracts for potential retailers. The North Carolina Lottery Commission is closer to putting together a network of ticket retailers after approving a proposed contract with about 30 guidelines for stores.
- Lottery company misses bid deadline. One of the two major American lottery companies Tuesday let a key deadline pass for winning the right to operate a major chunk of North Carolina's new lottery games.
- NJ lottery player pursues an idea to help the environment. Ed Knorr, chairman of the Williamstown-based Green Action Alliance and inventor of New Jersey's "Best Dam Lottery Game," is working on a new game that aids the environment.
- Texas woman wins $175,000 Mega Millions lottery prize. Patricia Higgins, a mother of five and grandmother to nine, had an exciting Christmas Day, matching the first 5 Mega Millions lottery numbers to win a $175,000 prize.
- Texas Couple Loses $14,000 In Lottery Scam. The Upshur County Sheriff's Department is the last place Thomas McRee, 77, expected to be Monday morning after Christmas. He was there to sort out the mess that has cost him more than all of his life savings.
- Virginia Lottery loses its shirt on triple-eights. There were so many winners in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 3 game yesterday that the lottery came out a loser.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$384 Million
Dec 30, 2017
- 2.$376 Million
Dec 29, 2020
- 3.$370 Million
Dec 28, 2018
- 4.$363 Million
Dec 30, 2020
- 5.$306 Million
Dec 29, 2017
- 6.$301.8 Million
Dec 30, 2015
- 7.$221 Million
Dec 31, 2003
- 8.$200 Million
Dec 28, 2019
- 8.$200 Million
Dec 28, 2010
- 10.$172 Million
Dec 30, 2014
- 11.$155 Million
Dec 30, 2003
- 12.€119 Million
Dec 28, 2018
- 13.€97 Million
Dec 31, 2013
- 14.$120 Million
Dec 31, 2014
- 15.$117 Million
Dec 29, 2015
- 16.€82.86 Million
Dec 28, 2020
- 17.$96 Million
Dec 30, 2016
- 18.€83.71 Million
Dec 29, 2018
- 19.€90 Million
Dec 30, 2016
- 20.€77.43 Million
Dec 28, 2017
- 21.€75 Million
Dec 30, 2005
- 22.€67 Million
Dec 29, 2006
- 23.$88 Million
Dec 30, 2006
- 23.$88 Million
Dec 30, 2005
- 25.$80 Million
Dec 31, 2008
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Dec 28, 1983
37 years old
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1982
38 years old
Sunday, Dec 28, 1980
40 years old
Friday, Dec 28, 1979
41 years old
Wednesday, Dec 28, 1977
43 years old
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1971
49 years old
Wednesday, Dec 28, 1966
54 years old
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1965
55 years old
Friday, Dec 28, 1962
58 years old
Monday, Dec 28, 1959
61 years old
Sunday, Dec 28, 1952
68 years old
Monday, Dec 28, 1942
78 years old
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1937
83 years old
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashes into the Karimata Strait en route from Surabaya to Singapore, killing all 162 people aboard.
- Nine people die and another 19 are reported missing, when the MS Norman Atlantic catches fire in the Strait of Otranto, in the Adriatic Sea, in Italian waters.
- Forty-three people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
- War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.
- A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
- The United States Endangered Species Act is signed into law by President Richard Nixon.
- The last scheduled day for induction into the military by the Selective Service System. Due to the fact that President Richard Nixon declared this day a national day of mourning due to former President Harry S Truman's death, approximately 300 men were not able to report due to most Federal offices being closed. Since the draft was not resumed in 1973, they were never drafted.
- American businesswoman Muriel Siebert becomes the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.
- "Greatest Game Ever Played": Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York's Yankee Stadium.
- Chin Peng, David Marshall and Tunku Abdul Rahman meet in Baling, Malaya to try and resolve the Malayan Emergency situation.
- The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami.
- Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score eight points in one game of NHL ice hockey.
- Soviet authorities launch Operation Ulussy, beginning the deportation of the Kalmyk nation to Siberia and Central Asia.
- World War II: After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the Battle of Ortona concludes with the victory of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.
- World War II: Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate high-ranking Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich, commences.
- Constance Markievicz, while detained in Holloway prison, becomes the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons.
- The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco.
- The 7.1 Mw Messina earthquake shakes Southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 75,000 and 200,000.
- The Syracuse Athletic Club defeat the New York Philadelphians, 5-0, in the first indoor professional football game, which was held at Madison Square Garden.
- The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines.
- Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
- Indian National Congress, a political party of India, is founded in Bombay Presidency, British India.
- Tay Bridge disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom collapses as a train passes over it, killing 75.
- Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
- South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
- Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico with the signing of the Santa María-Calatrava Treaty.
- Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
- John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign. He resigned after being elected Senator from South Carolina.
- Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto).
- King Taksin's coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
- The Marathas defeat the Adilshahi forces in the Battle of Kolhapur.
- The reign of Emperor Hanazono of Japan begins.
- Edward the Confessor's Romanesque monastic church at Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
- An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia.
- Alaric II succeeds his father Euric and becomes king of the Visigoths. He establishes his capital at Aire-sur-l'Adour (Southern Gaul).
- Majorian is acclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire and recognized by Emperor Leo I the Thracian.
- A papal conclave begins, resulting in the election of Pope Boniface I.
Births On This Day
- Adam Peaty, English swimmer
- Ayele Abshero, Ethiopian runner
- Bastiaan Lijesen, Dutch swimmer
- Tom Huddlestone, English footballer
- Martin Kaymer, German golfer
- Duane Solomon, American runner
- François Gourmet, Belgian decathlete
- Curtis Glencross, Canadian hockey player
- Narsha, South Korean singer and dancer
- Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
- Elizabeth Jordan Carr, American journalist
- Sienna Miller, American-born British actress and fashion designer
- Frank Turner, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mika Väyrynen, Finnish footballer
- Lomana LuaLua, Congolese footballer
- Ryta Turava, Belarusian race walker
- James Blake, American tennis player
- Zach Hill, American musician and artist
- Senna Gammour, German singer-songwriter
- Bill Hall, American baseball player
- Noomi Rapace, Swedish actress
- Chris Coyne, Australian footballer and manager
- John Legend, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor
- Derrick Brew, American sprinter
- Shane Elford, Australian rugby league player
- Seun Ogunkoya, Nigerian sprinter
- Ben Tune, Australian rugby player
- Igor Žiković, Croatian footballer
- Trond Nymark, Norwegian race walker
- B. J. Ryan, American baseball player
- Jocelyn Enriquez, American singer
- Rob Niedermayer, Canadian ice hockey player
- Markus Weinzierl, German footballer and manager
- Holger Blume, German sprinter
- Marc Blume, German sprinter
- Seth Meyers, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host
- Ids Postma, Dutch speed skater
- Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer
- Patrick Rafter, Australian-Bermudian tennis player and model
- Adam Vinatieri, American football player
- Benny Agbayani, American baseball player
- Sergi Barjuán, Spanish footballer and manager
- Anita Doth, Dutch singer-songwriter
- William Gates, American basketball player
- Elaine Hendrix, American actress
- James Jett, American sprinter and football player
- Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, Dutch tennis player
- Linus Torvalds, Finnish-American computer programmer, developed Linux kernel
- Akihiko Hoshide, Japanese engineer and astronaut
- Chris Ware, American illustrator
- Allar Levandi, Estonian skier
- Tex Perkins, Australian singer-songwriter
- Maite Zúñiga, Spanish runner
- Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (d. 1999)
- Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager
- Ray Bourque, Canadian ice hockey player
- John Fitzgerald, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster
- Melvin Turpin, American basketball player (d. 2010)
- Hansjörg Kunze, German runner and sportscaster
- Daniel Léo Simpson, American composer
- Ana Torroja, Spanish singer-songwriter
- Terry Butcher, English footballer and manager
- Curt Byrum, American golfer
- Zoran Gajić, Serbian volleyball trainer
- Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
- Stephen Frost, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Liu Xiaobo, Chinese author, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
- Gayle King, American television journalist
- Denzel Washington, American actor, director, and producer
- Richard Clayderman, French pianist
- Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese wrestler and promoter, founded Dradition wrestling promotion
- Charlie Pierce, American journalist and author
- Martha Wash, American singer-songwriter
- Arun Jaitley, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Indian Minister of Law and Justice (d. 2019)
- Bridget Prentice, Scottish educator and politician
- Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
- Clifford Cocks, English mathematician and cryptographer
- Rainer Maria Latzke, German-American painter and academic
- Ziggy Modeliste, American drummer
- Dick Diamonde, Dutch-Australian rock bass player
- Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2000)
- Mike Beebe, American lawyer and politician, 45th Governor of Arkansas
- Pierre Falardeau, Canadian director, screenwriter, and activist (d. 2009)
- Hubert Green, American golfer (d. 2018)
- Tim Johnson, American lawyer and politician
- Barbara, Lady Judge, American-English lawyer and businesswoman
- Bill Lee, American baseball player and author
- Laffit Pincay Jr., Panamanian jockey
- Edgar Winter, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Birendra, King of Nepal (d. 2001)
- Max Hastings, English journalist, historian, and author
- Sandra Faber, American astronomer and academic
- Johnny Isakson, American sergeant and politician
- Kary Mullis, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)
- Gordon Taylor, English footballer
- Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Peruvian cardinal
- David Peterson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Ontario
- Joan Ruddock, Welsh politician
- Roger Swerts, Belgian cyclist
- Intikhab Alam, Indian-Pakistani cricketer and coach
- A. K. Antony, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence
- Don Francisco, Chilean-American journalist and talk show host
- Philip Anschutz, American businessman, founded Anschutz Entertainment Group
- Frank McLintock, Scottish footballer and manager
- Michelle Urry, American journalist and illustrator (d. 2006)
- Dick Sudhalter, American trumpet player, scholar, and critic (d. 2008)
- Ratan Tata, Indian businessman and philanthropist
- Alan Coleman, English-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Lawrence Schiller, American journalist, director, and producer
- Rudi Faßnacht, German footballer and manager (d. 2000)
- Maggie Smith, English actress
- Chieko Aioi, Japanese actress and voice actress (d. 2013)
- John Y. Brown Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 55th Governor of Kentucky
- Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (d. 2002)
- Dorsey Burnette, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
- Roy Hattersley, English journalist and politician, Shadow Home Secretary
- Harry Howell, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2019)
- Nichelle Nichols, American actress
- Manuel Puig, Argentinian author and playwright (d. 1990)
- Guy Debord, French theorist and author (d. 1994)
- Martin Milner, American actor (d. 2015)
- Mariam A. Aleem, Egyptian illustrator and academic (d. 2010)
- Brian Redhead, English journalist and author (d. 1994)
- Terry Sawchuk, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 1970)
- Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 2001)
- Donald Carr, German-English cricketer and referee (d. 2016)
- Hildegard Knef, German actress and singer (d. 2002)
- Milton Obote, Ugandan engineer and politician, 2nd President of Uganda (d. 2005)
- Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Ethiopian politician; President of Ethiopia (d. 2018)
- Stan Lee, American publisher, producer, and actor (d. 2018)
- Johnny Otis, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2012)
- Tufty Mann, South African cricketer (d. 1952)
- Bruce McCarty, American architect, designed the Knoxville City-County Building (d. 2013)
- Steve Van Buren, Honduran-American football player (d. 2012)
- Al Wistert, American football player and coach (d. 2016)
- Emily Cheney Neville, American author (d. 1997)
- Ellis Clarke, Trinidadian politician, 1st President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2010)
- Bidia Dandaron, Russian author and educator (d. 1974)
- Pops Staples, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
- Lou Jacobi, Canadian-American actor (d. 2009)
- Wil van Beveren, Dutch sprinter and journalist (d. 2003)
- Billy Williams, American singer (d. 1972)
- Lew Ayres, American actor (d. 1996)
- Ze'ev Ben-Haim, Ukrainian-Israeli linguist and academic (d. 2013)
- Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1983)
- John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician and physicist (d. 1957)
- Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher and author (d. 2001)
- Shen Congwen, Chinese author and educator (d. 1988)
- Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish-American meteorologist and academic (d. 1957)
- Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
- Carol Ryrie Brink, American author and playwright (d. 1981)
- Quincy Wright, American political scientist, historian, and academic (d. 1970)
- F. W. Murnau, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1931)
- Werner Kolhörster, German physicist and academic (d. 1946)
- Arthur Eddington, English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1944)
- Lili Elbe, Danish model and painter (d. 1931)
- Charles Bennett, English runner (d. 1949)
- Félix Vallotton, Swiss/French painter (d. 1925)
- Woodrow Wilson, American historian and politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
- Calixa Lavallée, Canadian-American lieutenant and composer (d. 1891)
- Carl Remigius Fresenius, German chemist and academic (d. 1897)
- Thomas Henderson, Scottish astronomer and mathematician (d. 1844)
- Catharine Maria Sedgwick, American novelist of "domestic fiction" (d. 1867)
- Jean-Gabriel Eynard, Swiss banker and photographer (d. 1863)
- John Molson, English-Canadian brewer, founded the Molson Brewery (d. 1836)
- Eliza Lucas, Caribbean-American agriculturalist (d. 1793)
- George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1716)
- Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk (d. 1698)
- Johann Krieger, German organist and composer (d. 1735)
- Elizabeth Stuart, second daughter of King Charles I of England (d. 1650)
- Antoine Furetière, French author and scholar (d. 1688)
- Martin Eisengrein, German theologian (d. 1578)
- Nicholas Bacon, English politician (d. 1579)
- Louise of Savoy, French nun (d. 1503)
Deaths On This Day
- Rose Marie, American actress and comedienne (b. 1923)
- Debbie Reynolds, American actress, singer and dancer (b. 1932)
- Jean-Christophe Victor, French political scientist (b. 1947)
- John Bradbury, English drummer and songwriter (b. 1953)
- Eloy Inos, Mariana Islander businessman and politician, 8th Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands (b. 1949)
- Lemmy, English musician, singer, and songwriter (b. 1945)
- Vahan Hovhannisyan, Armenian politician (b. 1956)
- Frankie Randall, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
- Leelah Alcorn, American transgender teenager (b. 1997)
- Halton Arp, American-German astronomer and critic (b. 1927)
- Esther Borja, Cuban soprano and actress (b. 1913)
- Harry C. Goode Jr., American soldier and politician, 51st Mayor of Melbourne, Florida (b. 1938)
- Andrew Jacobs, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1932)
- Alfred Marshall, American businessman, founded Marshalls (b. 1919)
- Joseph Ruskin, American actor and producer (b. 1924)
- Ilya Tsymbalar, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (b. 1969)
- Nicholas Ambraseys, Greek-English seismologist and engineer (b. 1929)
- Mark Crispin, American computer scientist and academic, designed the IMAP (b. 1956)
- Václav Drobný, Czech footballer (b. 1980)
- Frankie Walsh, Irish hurler and manager (b. 1936)
- Billy Taylor, American pianist and composer (b. 1921)
- Terry Peder Rasmussen, American serial killer (b. 1943)
- Jimmy Sullivan, American musician, composer and songwriter. Known by his stage name The Rev (b. 1981)
- Irene Lieblich, Polish-American painter and illustrator (b. 1923)
- Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian politician, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956)
- Jerry Orbach, American actor and singer (b. 1935)
- Susan Sontag, American novelist, essayist, critic, and playwright (b. 1933)
- Benjamin Thurman Hacker, American admiral (b. 1935)
- Samuel Abraham Goldblith, American lieutenant, biologist, and engineer (b. 1919)
- William X. Kienzle, American priest and author (b. 1928)
- Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914)
- Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1911)
- William L. Shirer, American journalist and historian (b. 1904)
- Sal Maglie, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
- Warren Skaaren, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)
- Hermann Oberth, Romanian-German physicist and engineer (b. 1894)
- John D. MacDonald, American colonel and author (b. 1916)
- Jan Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1922)
- Sam Peckinpah, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
- Mary Stewart, Baroness Stewart of Alvechurch, British politician and educator (b. 1903)
- William Demarest, American actor (b. 1892)
- Dennis Wilson, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (b. 1944)
- Allan Dwan, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
- Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903)
- Max Steiner, Austrian-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1888)
- David Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, soldier and courtier (b. 1893)
- Katharine McCormick, American biologist and philanthropist (b. 1875)
- Paul Hindemith, German violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1895)
- Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, academic, and diplomat (b. 1895)
- Ante Pavelić, Croatian fascist dictator during World War II (b. 1889)
- Jack Lovelock, New Zealand runner and soldier (b. 1910)
- Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (b. 1869)
- Elie Nadelman, Polish-American sculptor (b. 1882)
- Theodore Dreiser, American novelist and journalist (b. 1871)
- Steve Evans, American baseball player (b. 1885)
- Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (b. 1869)
- Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (b. 1886)
- Maurice Ravel, French pianist and composer (b. 1875)
- Clarence Day, American author and illustrator (b. 1874)
- Jack Blackham, Australian cricketer (b. 1854)
- Léon Bakst, Russian painter and costume designer (b. 1866)
- Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1854)
- Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet and journalist (b. 1865)
- Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian captain and pilot (b. 1892)
- Eduard Strauss, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1835)
- Ahmet Mithat Efendi, Turkish journalist and translator (b. 1844)
- Louise Granberg, Swedish playwright (b. 1812)
- Alexandre de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese soldier and explorer (b. 1846)
- William Corby, American priest and academic (b. 1833)
- Dennis Miller Bunker, American painter (b. 1861)
- James Van Ness, American lawyer and politician, 7th Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1808)
- Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, English historian and politician, Secretary at War (b. 1800)
- Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian physician and lawyer (b. 1747)
- Peter Ernst Wilde, Polish-Estonian physician and journalist (b. 1732)
- Antonio Caldara, Italian composer (b. 1670)
- Rob Roy MacGregor, Scottish outlaw (b. 1671)
- William Carstares, Scottish minister and academic (b. 1649)
- Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist and mycologist (b. 1656)
- Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and author (b. 1647)
- Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1664)
- Mary II of England (b. 1662)
- Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German scholar and critic (b. 1611)
- Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)
- Francis de Sales, French bishop and saint (b. 1567)
- Hermann Finck, German organist and composer (b. 1527)
- Konrad Peutinger, German humanist and antiquarian (b. 1465)
- Andrea Gritti, Doge of Venice (b. 1455)
- Piero the Unfortunate, Italian ruler (b. 1471)
- Bertoldo di Giovanni, Italian sculptor (b. c. 1435)
- Antipope Clement VIII (b. 1369)
- Maria Angelina Doukaina Palaiologina, queen of Epirus (b. 1350)
- Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shōgun (b. 1330)
- Sir David II Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl, Constable of Scotland, and Chief Warden of Northumberland
- Hugh Aycelin, French cardinal (b. 1230)
- Robert II, Count of Dreux (b. 1154)
- Wang Zongbi, general of the Chinese state of Former Shu