On This Day in History: December 29
December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 2 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- EuroMillions £161 million lottery jackpot winner Colin Weir dies aged 71. Colin Weir, winner of the £161 million EuroMillions jackpot in what was Europe's biggest lottery prize, has died at the age of 71 after a short illness. At the time, the jackpot was worth $260.5 million in US dollars.
- Tipton granted delay in next trial until July. A judge has delayed the trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in several states.
- Dutch court rules woman who won lottery during divorce can keep it all. A woman who won a €2.1 million (US$2.3 million) lottery prize during a divorce has no obligation to share it with her ex-husband, according to a Dutch court decision published on Tuesday.
- Largest-ever UK Lotto jackpot has players... angry?. In the United States, a record jackpot is cause for celebration and waves of ticket-buying, but in the United Kingdom players are bemoaning tomorrow night's record £42.2 million (US$62.62 million) Lotto jackpot and threatening to boycott the game, according to local media reports.
- Elderly Detroit man who recently won lottery missing. The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 86-year-old man who was last seen earlier this month.
- Iowa $16.5M Hot Lotto winner claims prize with two hours to spare. The winning ticket for a $16.5 million lottery jackpot was turned in Thursday less than two hours before it expired, the head of the Iowa Lottery said.
- $237 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again. Will an incredibly lucky lottery player end 2010 with a life-changing windfall, or will the first jackpot of 2011 be more than a quarter billion dollars?
- Weeks from losing house, couple wins $7M lottery jackpot. A semi-retired security guard and a social worker from Desert Hot Springs claimed a $7 million lottery jackpot on Monday.
- Powerball lottery to have larger jackpot, but harder to win. The Powerball lottery game will be going through some changes beginning in January, including having a larger starting jackpot that is more difficult to win.
- CEO: Bonuses in lottery business are necessary. In a year in which the state is cutting back on spending, freezing pay and laying off staffers, Georgia Lottery CEO Margaret DeFrancisco received a $150,000 bonus, and her staff received $2.5 million in bonuses this year.
- National Lottery computer fiasco cost winner £800,000. A systems failure at the lottery operator Camelot caused terminals in shops to crash as they tried to issue tickets for the main Lotto draw and even halted Internet sales.
- Ontario Lottery delays payouts to 'insider' winners. Christmas came four days early but seven weeks late for a trio of "insider" lottery winners from a small town northeast of Peterborough, Ontario, who faced a lengthy investigation before receiving their big payout.
- Connecticut lottery machines offline for hours. Lottery sales were fully restored in New Haven County Friday night, hours after telephone line problems shut down more than 900 state lottery machines earlier in the day.
- Breakfast buddies file suit over lottery ticket. A Howland, Ohio couple who won $250,000 playing Mega Millions discovered the hard way that money can come between friends.
- N.D. Lottery sales remain strong after two years. It's too early to determine if lottery sales are leveling off nearly two years after the first tickets were sold, according to Chuck Keller, director of the North Dakota Lottery Division.
- Penn. man strikes it rich with $1M lottery ticket. Kevin Lutz's lucky number used to be "7" until Christmas Eve and a match of the number "31" made him the second resident near Sayre Borough, Pennsylvania, in two months to win $1 million on a scratch-off ticket.
- Lottery winner has just 4 days left to claim $16 million. A UK Lotto multi-millionaire has just four days left to claim £9.4 million (US$16 million).
- Horoscope predicted lottery win. Gabrielle and Darren Nash should not have been surprised when they won the £15 million (US$26 million) UK Lotto jackpot on Christmas Eve -- as it had already been predicted.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Leaps to $58 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $58 million dollars.
- Secret Lottery millionaire leaves fortune to charities. Gail German hit the jackpot when she won £1 million (US$1.92 million) playing the UK Lotto, but no one in the tiny hamlet where she lived knew about it.
- Oregon lottery sales averaged $249 per resident last year. Oregon Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann said that per capita Lottery spending totaled $249 during fiscal 2004, up slightly from $239 the previous year.
- Kentucky Cash Ball player wins 5 jackpots totaling $1 million. In what Kentucky lottery officials described as a relatively unusual manner of play, the winner of Monday's Cash Ball game picked the same numbers on all five plays: 11, 14, 21, 24 and, for the Cash Ball, 22.
- Mass. lottery winner, 94, sues to get lump-sum payment. Louise Outing is 94 years old, and she knows it would be foolish to expect to live another 20. So the lottery winner wants all of her cash now, not in payments spread out over the next two decades.
- Tuesday's Mega Millions Jackpot Raised to $155 Million. Today, the 11-member group of Mega Millions announced Tuesday's jackpot would be worth an estimated $155 million, up $5 million from the previous estimated amount.
- $210 Million Powerball Jackpot up for Grabs on New Year's Eve. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $210 million, with a cash option of $113.9 million. That would rank as the 5th largest Powerball jackpot ever, and would rank as the 7th largest lottery jackpot all-time.
- $150M pot so sweet!. With the Mega Millions jackpot growing to $150 million, New Yorkers had at least one lofty New Year's resolution: Get rich - quick.
- State lottery kickoff nears. About six weeks from now, Tennesseans will be able to participate in their own state lottery, and through it finance higher education for 65,000 students.
- Millionaire antsy. He's got a million reasons to retire, but the idea of sitting back and relaxing in his plush new west-side home is driving lottery winner Donald Majore to distraction.
- One ticket wins $3 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $3 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$425 Million
Jan 1, 2019
- 2.$384 Million
Dec 30, 2017
- 3.$306 Million
Dec 29, 2017
- 4.$301.8 Million
Dec 30, 2015
- 5.$242 Million
Dec 31, 2010
- 6.$221 Million
Dec 31, 2003
- 7.$220 Million
Jan 1, 2020
- 8.$172 Million
Dec 30, 2014
- 9.$155 Million
Dec 30, 2003
- 10.€128 Million
Jan 1, 2019
- 11.€97 Million
Dec 31, 2013
- 12.$120 Million
Dec 31, 2014
- 13.$117 Million
Dec 29, 2015
- 14.$96 Million
Dec 30, 2016
- 15.€83.71 Million
Dec 29, 2018
- 16.€90 Million
Dec 30, 2016
- 17.€78.69 Million
Dec 30, 2017
- 18.€75 Million
Dec 30, 2005
- 19.€67 Million
Dec 29, 2006
- 20.$88 Million
Dec 30, 2006
- 20.$88 Million
Dec 30, 2005
- 22.$80 Million
Dec 31, 2008
- 23.$72 Million
Dec 29, 2006
- 24.€67.43 Million
Dec 29, 2016
- 25.$70 Million
Dec 31, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Dec 29, 1989
30 years old
Tuesday, Dec 29, 1987
32 years old
Thursday, Dec 29, 1983
36 years old
Tuesday, Dec 29, 1981
38 years old
Saturday, Dec 29, 1979
40 years old
Saturday, Dec 29, 1979
40 years old
Friday, Dec 29, 1978
41 years old
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
42 years old
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
42 years old
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
42 years old
Monday, Dec 29, 1969
50 years old
Friday, Dec 29, 1961
58 years old
Thursday, Dec 29, 1960
59 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- An apartment fire kills 12 people when an apartment building in the Bronx, New York is accidentally set alight.
- A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd kills at least 18 people and wounds 40 others.
- A Tupolev Tu-204 airliner crashes in a ditch between the airport fence and the M3 highway after overshooting a runway at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, killing five people and leaving three others critically injured.
- Samoa and Tokelau skip straight to December 31 when moving from one side of the International Date Line to another.
- UK settles its Anglo-American loan, post-WWII loan debt.
- The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
- Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over one million lives.
- Hong Kong begins to kill all the city's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
- Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
- Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
- Czech writer, philosopher and dissident Václav Havel is elected the first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia.
- A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
- Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar) crashes in the Florida Everglades on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101 of the 176 people on board.
- KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
- World War II: In the Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, England, killing almost 200 civilians.
- The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
- Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
- Sir Muhammad Iqbal's presidential address in Allahabad introduces the two-nation theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914-15).
- Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, enthroning 9th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu as Khagan of Mongolia.
- Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.
- Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota are killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment.
- The Ashtabula River railroad disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
- The military coup of Gen. Martinez Campos in Sagunto ends the failed First Spanish Republic and the monarchy is restored as Prince Alfonso is proclaimed King of Spain.
- The launch of HMS Warrior, with her combination of screw propeller, iron hull and iron armour, renders all previous warships obsolete.
- The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
- In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, the United States annexes the Republic of Texas, following the manifest destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
- The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
- USS Constitution, under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three-hour battle.
- American Revolutionary War: Three thousand British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.
- Portuguese forces under the command of Francisco de Almeida attack Khambhat at the Battle of Dabul.
- The Battle of Garigliano (1503) was fought between a Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba and a French army commanded by Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo
- The Ming army begins its withdraw from Hanoi, ending the Chinese domination of Đại Việt.
- Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.
- Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor Charles II.
Births On This Day
- Ross Lynch, American singer and actor
- Travis Head, Australian cricketer
- Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player
- Eric Berry, American football player
- Christen Press, American footballer
- Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
- Juliana Huxtable, American artist
- Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor
- Yuhi Sekiguchi, Japanese race car driver
- Joe Anyon, English footballer
- Brenton Lawrence, Australian rugby league player
- Reimo Tamm, Estonian basketball player
- Jessica Andrews, American singer-songwriter
- James Kelly, Australian footballer
- Alison Brie, American actress and singer
- Brian Hill, Canadian swimmer
- Dale Morris, Australian footballer
- Norbert Siedler, Austrian race car driver
- Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater and sportscaster
- Shaun Suisham, American football player
- Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko, Estonian footballer
- Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed martial artist
- Diego Luna, Mexican actor, director and producer
- Moe Oshikiri, Japanese model and actress
- George Parros, American ice hockey player
- Jake Berry, English lawyer and politician
- Matthew Carr, Australian footballer
- Kieron Dyer, English footballer and coach
- Danny Higginbotham, English footballer and journalist
- Steve Kemp, English drummer
- Jimmy Journell, American baseball player
- Filip Kuba, Czech ice hockey player
- Danny McBride, American actor, producer and screenwriter
- Shawn Hatosy, American actor
- Jaret Wright, American baseball player
- Twinkle Khanna, Indian actress and writer
- Mekhi Phifer, American actor and producer
- Richie Sexson, American baseball player and coach
- Ryan Shore, Canadian composer and producer
- Theo Epstein, American businessman
- Jude Law, English actor
- Besnik Hasi, Kosovo Albanian football manager and former player
- Enrico Chiesa, Italian footballer and manager
- Aled Jones, Welsh singer and television host
- Glen Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
- Jennifer Ehle, American actress
- Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver and journalist
- Ri Pun-hui, North Korean table tennis player
- Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian-American journalist
- Evan Seinfeld, American bass player, actor, and director
- Lilly Wachowski, American director, screenwriter and producer
- Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer and coach
- Martin Offiah, English rugby league player and sportscaster
- Jeff Luhnow, American businessman
- Laurent Boudouani, French boxer
- Dexter Holland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist and composer
- Michael Cudlitz, American actor
- Des Foy, English rugby player
- Dave McKean, English illustrator, photographer, director, and pianist
- Sean Payton, American football player and coach
- Liisa Savijarvi, Canadian skier
- Wynton Rufer, New Zealand footballer
- Devon White, Jamaican-American baseball player
- Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician and former president
- Kevin Granata, American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
- Jim Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Richard Horton, English physician and journalist
- David Boon, Australian cricketer
- David Gilbert, Australian cricketer
- Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Congolese militia leader, founded the Union of Congolese Patriots
- Keith Crossan, Irish rugby player
- Patricia Clarkson, American actress
- Ann Demeulemeester, Belgian fashion designer
- Milton Ottey, Jamaican-Canadian high jumper and coach
- Paula Poundstone, American comedian and author
- Nancy J. Currie, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut
- Brad Grey, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2017)
- Oliver Hirschbiegel, German actor, director, and producer
- Iain Paxton, Scottish rugby player and coach
- Paul Rudnick, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
- Katy Munger, American writer
- Donald D. Hoffman, American quantitative psychologist and popular science writer
- Albrecht Böttcher, German mathematician and author
- Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
- Thomas Bach, German fencer, lawyer and sports administrator; 9th President of the International Olympic Committee
- Alan Rusbridger, Zambia-born English journalist and academic
- Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower and coach
- Stanley Williams, American gang leader, co-founded the Crips (d. 2005)
- Charlayne Woodard, American actress and playwright
- Gelsey Kirkland, American ballerina and choreographer
- Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress
- David Topliss, English rugby league player and coach (d. 2008)
- Peter Robinson, Northern Irish politician, 3rd First Minister of Northern Ireland
- Richard Crandall, American physicist and computer scientist (d. 2012)
- Ted Danson, American actor and producer
- Leonhard Lapin, Estonian architect and poet
- Cozy Powell, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1998)
- David Tanner, English rower and coach
- Vincent Winter, Scottish actor, director, and production manager (d. 1998)
- Marianne Faithfull, English singer-songwriter and actress
- Laffit Pincay, Jr., Panamanian jockey
- Birendra of Nepal, King of Nepal from 1972 to 2001 (d. 2001)
- Rodney Redmond, New Zealand cricketer
- Bill Aucoin, American talent manager (d. 2010)
- Molly Bang, American author and illustrator
- Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1999)
- Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor
- Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Honduran cardinal
- Ray Thomas, English singer-songwriter and flute player (d. 2018)
- Ed Bruce, American country music singer-songwriter
- Harvey Smith, English horse rider and sportscaster
- Jon Voight, American actor and producer
- Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, founded AutoNation (d. 2018)
- Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and producer (d. 2017)
- Ray Nitschke, American football player (d. 1998)
- Ed Flanders, American actor (d. 1995)
- Samuel Brittan, English journalist and author
- Inga Swenson, American actress and singer
- Stasys Stonkus, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
- Matt Murphy, American guitarist (d. 2018)
- Andy Stanfield, American sprinter (d. 1985)
- Pete Dye, American golfer and architect
- Joe Allbritton, American businessman and publisher, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (d. 2012)
- Kim Song-ae, Korean politician (d.2014)
- Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist (d. 1986)
- Morton Estrin, American pianist and educator (d. 2017)
- Dina Merrill, American actress, game show panelist, socialite, heiress, and businesswoman (d. 2017)
- Shlomo Venezia, Greek-Italian author and Holocaust survivor (d. 2012)
- Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, French mathematician and physicist
- Little Joe Cook, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
- William Gaddis, American author and academic (d. 1998)
- Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
- Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-American actress, singer and poet (d. 1995)
- Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist and author (d. 2014)
- Roman Vlad, Italian pianist and composer (d. 2013)
- Tom Bradley, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)
- Ramanand Sagar, Indian director and producer (d. 2005)
- Bill Osmanski, American football player and coach (d. 1996)
- Robert Ruark, American hunter and author (d. 1965)
- Jo Van Fleet, American actress (d. 1996)
- Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 1976)
- Billy Tipton, American pianist and saxophonist (d. 1989)
- Albert Tucker, Australian painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
- Klaus Fuchs, German physicist and spy (d. 1988)
- Ronald Coase, English-American economist, author, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologian and author (d. 1993)
- Magnus Pyke, English scientist and author (d. 1992)
- Kuvempu, Indian author and poet (d. 1994)
- Candido Portinari, Brazilian painter (d. 1962)
- Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1957)
- Nie Rongzhen, Chinese general and politician, Mayor of Beijing (d. 1992)
- David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (d. 1974)
- Oswald Freisler, German lawyer and author (d. 1939)
- Norman Hallows, English runner and captain (d. 1968)
- Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Austrian-Russian general (d. 1921)
- Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
- Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (d. 1936)
- Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (d. 1973)
- François Brandt, Dutch rower and bishop (d. 1949)
- Venustiano Carranza, Mexican soldier and politician, 37th President of Mexico (d. 1920)
- Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Dutch-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)
- August Kitzberg, Estonian author and poet (d. 1927)
- Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, Indian barrister and was the first president of Indian National Congress. (d. 1906)
- Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (d. 1895)
- William Ewart Gladstone, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1898)
- Andrew Johnson, American general and politician, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
- Charles Goodyear, American chemist and engineer (d. 1860)
- Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (d. 1877)
- Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and the inventor of waterproof fabric (d. 1843)
- Saverio Cassar, Maltese priest and rebel leader (d. 1805)
- Elizabeth Petrovna, Russian empress (d. 1762)
- Johannes Zollikofer, Swiss vicar (d. 1692)
- García de Silva Figueroa, Spanish diplomat and traveller (d. 1624)
- Henry VI, German nobleman (d. 1572)
- Munjong, Korean ruler (d. 1083)
- Ali al-Ridha, Arab scholar and imam (d. 818)
Deaths On This Day
- Keion Carpenter, American football defensive back (b. 1977)
- LaVell Edwards, American football head coach (b. 1930)
- Om Prakash Malhotra, Indian general and politician, 25th Governor of Punjab (b. 1922)
- Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer and coach (b. 1968)
- Hari Harilela, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
- Juanito Remulla, Sr., Filipino lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1933)
- C. T. Hsia, Chinese-American critic and scholar (b. 1921)
- Benjamin Curtis, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (b. 1978)
- Connie Dierking, American basketball player (b. 1936)
- Eero Mäntyranta, Finnish skier (b. 1937)
- Jagadish Mohanty, Indian author and translator (b. 1951)
- Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film music composer (b. 1932)
- Tony Greig, South African-Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1946)
- Roland Griffiths-Marsh, Australian soldier and author (b. 1923)
- Edward Meneeley, American painter and sculptor (b. 1927)
- Paulo Rocha, Portuguese director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
- Bruce Stark, American cartoonist (b. 1933)
- Avi Cohen, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1956)
- Steven Williams, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
- Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)
- Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972)
- Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
- Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1915)
- Bob Monkhouse, English comedian, actor, and game show host (b. 1928)
- Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
- Adele Stimmel Chase, American sculptor and painter (b. 1917)
- Leon Radzinowicz, Polish-English criminologist and academic (b. 1906)
- Jean-Claude Forest, French author and illustrator (b. 1930)
- Mireille Hartuch, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1906)
- Mike Beuttler, Egyptian race car driver (b. 1940)
- Harold Macmillan, English captain and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
- Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1932)
- Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
- Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian author and educator (b. 1899)
- Ivo Van Damme, Belgian runner (b. 1954)
- Joseph Cornell, American sculptor and director (b. 1903)
- Chrysostomos Papasarantopoulos, Greek priest and missionary (b. 1903)
- Marie Menken, American director and painter (b. 1909)
- Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
- Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1890)
- Eden Phillpotts, English author and poet (b. 1862)
- Robin Milford, English soldier and composer (b. 1903)
- Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1897)
- Tyler Dennett, American historian and author (b. 1883)
- Khasan Israilov, Chechen rebel (b. 1910)
- Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician and scholar (b. 1873)
- Don Marquis, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1878)
- Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (b. 1846)
- Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet and author (b. 1875)
- Félix Vallotton, Swiss/French painter (b. 1865)
- Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
- Reginald Doherty, English tennis player (b. 1872)
- John Henry Leech, English entomologist (b. 1862)
- William James Linton, English-American painter, author, and activist (b. 1812)
- Christina Rossetti, English poet and hymn-writer (b. 1830)
- Leopold Kronecker, Polish-German mathematician and academic (b. 1823)
- Spotted Elk, American tribal leader (b. 1826)
- Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, Estonian-Russian linguist and botanist (b. 1805)
- Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator (b. 1748)
- Sarah Baartman, Khoikhoi woman (b. 1789)
- Diogo de Carvalho e Sampayo, Portuguese diplomat and scientist (b. 1750)
- Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright (b. 1742)
- Joseph Saurin, French minister and mathematician (b. 1659)
- Brook Taylor, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1685)
- Maria Margarethe Kirch, German astronomer and educator (b. 1670)
- Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author (b. 1624)
- Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
- John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (b. 1612)
- Stephen Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (b. 1557)
- Queen Munjeong of Korea (b. 1501)
- Sebastian Castellio, French preacher and theologian (b. 1515)
- Bhuvanaikabahu VII, King of Kotte (b. 1468)
- Mathew Swetenham, bow bearer of Henry IV
- Elizabeth of Poland, queen consort of Hungary (b. 1305)
- Emperor Zhangzong of Jin, (b. 1168)
- Thomas Becket, English archbishop and saint (b. 1118)
- Agnes I, Abbess of Quedlinburg (b.c. 1090)
- Empress Genmei of Japan (b. 660)