On This Day in History: December 3
December 3 is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 28 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- The purr-fect holiday gift arrives early for Illinois woman. The cat's out of the bag — two kitties might have helped one woman win a $1,180 Illinois Lottery Pick 4 prize.
- Sequential numbers drawn in South Africa Lottery stirs up suspicions of fraud. An unusually perfect series of sequential numbers that came up in South Africa's most recent PowerBall drawing has led to accusations of fraud, while others jumped in to defend the integrity of a game based on pure luck and chance.
- Lottery winner never showed up to claim $14.6 million jackpot in Arizona. A lottery player sitting on a $14.6 million jackpot had until the end of Monday to come forward in Arizona — or lose it all, officials said. The winner never showed up.
- Some players unhappy with UK Lotto game changes. The United Kingdom National Lottery is facing a boycott from outraged Scottish players who branded the Lotto game's prize draw an "absolute con" after lottery operator Camelot changed its rules.
- Play at the Pump slow to take off in NC. Despite the convenience, Play at the Pump has been slow to take off in North Carolina.
- $144M Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee claimed by trust. The second largest prize and fourth Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee was claimed today at the Tennessee Lottery's Nashville headquarters.
- Deal struck, Illinois Lottery winners to be paid. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Democrats on Wednesday struck a rare agreement, compromising on a plan to release more than $3.1 billion to pay Illinois Lottery winners and help cities and towns operate 911 centers, plow roads and train firefighters.
- Powerball winner dies penniless, 12 years after winning $27 million. A Powerball winner has died broke and all alone in hospice care, just 12 years after raking in $27 million cash from a lottery jackpot.
- Florida lottery ticket worth $1.3 million about to expire. Someone who bought a Mega Money lottery ticket over the summer in south Miami-Dade is a millionaire and may not even know it.
- S.C. Lottery ending MegaMatch 6 game. The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) announced MegaMatch 6 will end with the Tuesday, December 29 drawing.
- Lottery vending machines coming to Arkansas. Arkansas Lottery director Ernie Passailaigue says state residents will start to see lottery ticket vending machines this spring, sometime around March or April.
- Monetary 'miracle' as 2 lotto jackpots won on same day. 'Tis the season for giving, and the British Columbia Lottery Corp. got into the holiday spirit in a big way Tuesday, presenting checks to two separate lottery jackpot winners from B.C.
- Three accused of buying lottery tickets with stolen credit cards. A trio of suspected theives are in the Cowlitz County Jail after police stopped their car Monday and found hundreds of lottery scratch tickets.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls to $146 million. Lottery players in the twelve Mega Millions states will be buying tickets for the largest jackpot in seven months.
- Georgia lawmakers question lottery bonuses. Top Georgia Republicans are calling for a review of the bonuses awarded to Georgia Lottery officials.
- Florida landscaper claims $9M Lotto jackpot. A Melbourne, Florida, landscaper from Costa Rica has come forward to claim his $9 million Florida Lotto jackpot.
- Florida Lottery holiday raffle game sold out. At 10:33 pm Thursday night the last of the 1.25 million Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets was sold.
- Six Vermont State Employees Split $100,000 Powerball Prize. Six employees from the Vermont Department of Employment and Training came forward on November 23 to claim their $100,000 Powerball prize from the November 20 drawing.
- Texas Mega Millions Sales Begin Today. Beginning at 6 a.m., tickets were going on sale for Mega Millions, Texas' first foray into high-stakes, multistate lotteries.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Increases To $44 Million. Buoyed by the addition of Texas to the Mega Millions states, the jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $44 million Wednesday.
- Lottery buffs fear impact on Lotto Texas. For the first time Wednesday, people will be able to buy a chance at the Mega Millions jackpot in Texas, but some are worried about the impact to Lotto Texas sales.
- Audit finds S.C. lottery operates efficiently. An audit of South Carolina's nearly 2-year-old lottery found only a few areas for improvement in cost controls.
- S.C. Lottery Director Opposes Sales Tax Plan. Gov. Mark Sanford's plan to charge sales tax on lottery tickets could cost South Carolina millions in lost education dollars, members of the S.C. lottery commission were told Tuesday.
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.$243 Million
Dec 5, 2020
- 5.€200 Million
Dec 4, 2020
- 6.$208 Million
Dec 4, 2018
- 7.$200 Million
Dec 5, 2018
- 8.$193 Million
Dec 6, 2017
- 9.$160 Million
Dec 5, 2017
- 10.$146 Million
Dec 5, 2008
- 11.$145 Million
Dec 4, 2004
- 12.$127 Million
Dec 5, 2015
- 13.$120 Million
Dec 4, 2019
- 14.€97 Million
Dec 5, 2017
- 15.€72.16 Million
Dec 3, 2020
- 16.$87 Million
Dec 6, 2011
- 17.$82 Million
Dec 4, 2007
- 18.€72.14 Million
Dec 4, 2018
- 19.$81 Million
Dec 4, 2013
- 20.€67.61 Million
Dec 5, 2017
- 21.$80 Million
Dec 4, 2002
- 21.$80 Million
Dec 5, 2014
- 23.$75 Million
Dec 3, 2005
- 24.€58.69 Million
Dec 5, 2014
- 25.$69 Million
Dec 4, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Dec 3, 1981
39 years old
Monday, Dec 3, 1979
41 years old
Friday, Dec 3, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Dec 3, 1973
47 years old
Thursday, Dec 3, 1970
50 years old
Wednesday, Dec 3, 1969
51 years old
Tuesday, Dec 3, 1968
52 years old
Tuesday, Dec 3, 1968
52 years old
Tuesday, Dec 3, 1968
52 years old
Saturday, Dec 3, 1966
54 years old
Tuesday, Dec 3, 1963
57 years old
Monday, Dec 3, 1962
58 years old
Saturday, Dec 3, 1960
60 years old
Thursday, Dec 3, 1953
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Japanese space agency, JAXA, launches the space explorer Hayabusa2 from the Tanegashima Space Center on a six-year round trip mission to an asteroid to collect rock samples.
- At least 475 people are killed after Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines.
- A suicide bombing at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, kills 25 people, including three ministers of the Transitional Federal Government.
- Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, and close a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.
- XCOR Aerospace makes the first manned rocket aircraft delivery of U.S. Mail in Kern County, California.
- NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
- In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.
- Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701 crashes on approach to Douala International Airport in Douala, Cameroon, killing 71 of the 76 people on board.
- Taiwan holds its first full local elections; James Soong elected as the first and only direct elected Governor of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian became the first direct elected Mayor of Taipei, Wu Den-yih became the first directed Mayor of Kaohsiung.
- The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching A Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
- A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.
- In a meeting off the coast of Malta, U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact may be coming to an end.
- Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000-600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
- A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri, that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
- In Cincinnati, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini becomes the first Supreme Leader of Iran.
- Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
- Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: Pakistan launches a pre-emptive strike against India and a full-scale war begins.
- At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).
- The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It will become associated with the Kennedy administration.
- The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.
- Greek Civil War: Fighting breaks out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.
- President Herbert Hoover delivers his first State of the Union message to Congress. It is presented in the form of a written message rather than a speech.
- Following more than a month of Turkish-Armenian War, the Turkish-dictated Treaty of Alexandropol is concluded.
- After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
- Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with the Ottoman Empire, temporarily halting the First Balkan War. (The armistice will expire on February 3, 1913, and hostilities will resume.)
- Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
- The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California's Lick Observatory.
- In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a 20,000-word speech to the House of Representatives asking Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits".
- The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club defeats an all-star collection of early football players 16-0, in what is considered to be the very first all-star game for professional American football.
- Battle of the Eureka Stockade: More than 20 gold miners at Ballarat, Victoria, are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.
- The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.
- Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
- War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden: French General Moreau decisively defeats the Archduke John of Austria near Munich. Coupled with First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte's earlier victory at Marengo, this will force the Austrians to sign an armistice and end the war.
- United States presidential election: The Electoral College casts votes for president and vice president that resulted in a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.
- War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Wiesloch: Austrian Lieutenant Field Marshal Anton Sztáray defeats the French at Wiesloch.
- USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones.
- Pope John X crowns Berengar I of Italy as Holy Roman Emperor.
Births On This Day
- Solomone Kata, New Zealand rugby league player
- Marques Brownlee, American YouTuber
- Cristian Ceballos, Spanish footballer
- Ekaterine Gorgodze, Georgian tennis player
- Christian Benteke, Belgian footballer
- Sharon Fichman, Canadian-Israeli tennis player
- Alex McCarthy, English footballer
- Selçuk Alibaz, Turkish footballer
- Tomasz Narkun, Polish mixed martial artist
- Melissa Aldana, Chilean saxophonist
- Michael Angarano, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Erik Grönwall, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Brian Robiskie, American football player
- Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast
- Nina Ansaroff, American martial artist
- László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
- Mike Randolph, American soccer player
- Amanda Seyfried, American actress
- Robert Swift, American basketball player
- Marcus Williams, American basketball player
- Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
- Manuel Arana, Spanish footballer
- Stephen Donald, New Zealand rugby player
- Sherri DuPree, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Andy Grammer, American singer, songwriter, and record producer
- James Ihedigbo, American football player
- Aleksey Drozdov, Russian decathlete
- Manny Corpas, Panamanian baseball player
- Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
- Dascha Polanco, Dominican-American actress
- Franco Sbaraglini, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
- Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
- Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
- Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (d. 2010)
- David Villa, Spanish footballer
- Anna Chlumsky, American actress
- Jenna Dewan, American actress and dancer
- Daniel Bedingfield, New Zealand-English singer-songwriter
- Rock Cartwright, American football player
- Trina, American rapper and producer
- Daniel Alexandersson, Swedish footballer
- Jiří Bicek, Slovak ice hockey player
- Bram Tankink, Dutch cyclist
- Chad Durbin, American baseball player
- Troy Evans, American football player
- Adam Małysz, Polish ski jumper and race car driver
- Yelena Zadorozhnaya, Russian runner
- Mark Boucher, South African cricketer
- Gary Glover, American baseball player
- Cornelius Griffin, American football player
- Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby player
- Tomotaka Okamoto, Japanese soprano
- Lucette Rådström, Swedish journalist
- Holly Marie Combs, American actress and producer
- MC Frontalot, American rapper
- Charl Willoughby, South African cricketer
- Danilo Goffi, Italian runner
- Heiko Herrlich, German footballer and manager
- Frank Sinclair, English-Jamaican footballer and manager
- Henk Timmer, Dutch footballer and manager
- Vernon White, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
- Paul Byrd, American baseball player
- Lindsey Hunter, American basketball player and coach
- Christian Karembeu, French footballer
- Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Bill Steer, English guitarist and songwriter
- Hal Steinbrenner, American businessman
- Brendan Fraser, American actor and producer
- Montell Jordan, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Marie Françoise Ouedraogo, Burkinabé mathematician
- Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer and manager
- Irina Zhuk, Russian figure skater and coach
- Andrew Stanton, American voice actor, director, producer, screenwriter
- Katarina Witt, German figure skater and actress
- Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- Joe Lally, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Terri Schiavo, American medical patient (d. 2005)
- Richard Bacon, English banker, journalist, and politician
- Nataliya Grygoryeva, Ukrainian hurdler
- Daryl Hannah, American actress and producer
- Igor Larionov, Russian ice hockey player
- Julianne Moore, American actress and author
- Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player and coach
- Eamonn Holmes, Irish journalist and game show host
- Maxim Korobov, Russian businessman and politician
- Ewa Kopacz, Polish physician and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland
- Grace Andreacchi, American-English author, poet, and playwright
- Franz Klammer, Austrian skier and race car driver
- Rob Waring, American-Norwegian vibraphonist and contemporary composer
- Don Barnes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Benny Hinn, Israeli-American evangelist and author
- Duane Roland, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2006)
- Mike Bantom, American basketball player and manager
- Ray Candy, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1994)
- Rick Mears, American race car driver
- Mike Stock, English songwriter, record producer, and musician
- Alberto Juantorena, Cuban runner
- Heather Menzies, Canadian-American actress (d. 2017)
- Mickey Thomas, American singer-songwriter
- Jan Hrubý, Czech violinist and songwriter
- Maxwell Hutchinson, English architect and television host
- Ozzy Osbourne, English singer-songwriter
- Ralph McTell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Craig Raine, English poet, author, and playwright
- António Variações, Portuguese musician (d. 1984)
- J. Philippe Rushton, English-Canadian psychologist and academic (d. 2012)
- Joseph Franklin Ada, Guamanian lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Guam
- Mike Gibson, Northern Irish-Irish rugby player
- Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Alice Schwarzer, German journalist and publisher, founded EMMA Magazine
- David K. Shipler, American journalist and author
- Jeffrey R. Holland, American academic and religious leader
- John Paul, Sr., Dutch-American race car driver
- David Phillips, English chemist and academic
- Jean-Claude Malépart, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
- Sally Shlaer, American mathematician and engineer (d. 1998)
- Bobby Allison, American race car driver and businessman
- Morgan Llywelyn, American-Irish model and author
- Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician and author (d. 2003)
- Eddie Bernice Johnson, American nurse and politician
- Nicolas Coster, British-American actor
- Viktor Gorbatko, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
- Abimael Guzmán, Peruvian philosopher and academic
- Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2021)
- Takao Fujinami, Japanese lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
- Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author and poet (d. 2011)
- Jaye P. Morgan, American singer and actress
- Jean-Luc Godard, French-Swiss director and screenwriter
- Raul M. Gonzalez, Filipino lawyer and politician, 42nd Filipino Secretary of Justice (d. 2014)
- Yves Trudeau, Canadian sculptor (d. 2017)
- John S. Dunne, American priest and theologian (d. 2013)
- Thomas M. Foglietta, American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 2004)
- Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (d. 2014)
- Andy Williams, American singer (d. 2012)
- Ferlin Husky, American country music singer (d. 2011)
- Wiel Coerver, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2011)
- F. Sionil José, Filipino journalist, writer and author
- Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver and sailor (d. 2012)
- Trevor Bailey, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2011)
- Stjepan Bobek, Croatian-Serbian footballer and manager (d. 2010)
- Moyra Fraser, Australian-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2009)
- Len Lesser, American actor (d. 2011)
- Eli Mandel, Canadian poet, critic, and academic (d. 1992)
- Sven Nykvist, Swedish director and cinematographer (d. 2006)
- Phyllis Curtin, American soprano and academic (d. 2016)
- John Doar, American lawyer and activist (d. 2014)
- Charles Lynch, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1994)
- Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general and politician, 12th Indonesian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)
- Irving Fine, American composer and academic (d. 1962)
- Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and academic (d. 1979)
- Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (d. 1976)
- Les Ames, English cricketer (d. 1990)
- Edgar Moon, Australian tennis player (d. 1976)
- Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese captain and pilot (d. 1976)
- Feliks Kibbermann, Estonian chess player and philologist (d. 1993)
- Glenn Hartranft, American shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1970)
- Mildred Wiley, American high jumper (d. 2000)
- Albert Hawke, Australian politician, 18th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1986)
- Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2004)
- Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
- Hayato Ikeda, Japanese politician, 58th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
- Howard Kinsey, American tennis player (d. 1966)
- William Gropper, American cartoonist and painter (d. 1977)
- Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1982)
- Sheng Shicai, Chinese warlord (d. 1970)
- Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1975)
- Thomas Farrell, American general (d. 1967)
- Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese general and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1990)
- Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
- Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (d. 1963)
- Walther Stampfli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 50th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1965)
- Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1945)
- Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- Albert Asher, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1965)
- Charles Hutchison, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
- Kafū Nagai, Japanese author and playwright (d. 1959)
- Donald Matheson Sutherland, Canadian physician and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1970)
- Francis A. Nixon, American businessman (d. 1956)
- Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter and educator (d. 1955)
- Arthur Charles Hardy, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1962)
- William Haselden, English cartoonist (d. 1953)
- William John Bowser, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1933)
- Herman Heijermans, Dutch author and playwright (d. 1924)
- Gussie Davis, African-American songwriter (d. 1899)
- Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (d. 1924)
- Mathilde Kralik, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1944)
- George Leake, Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Western Australia (d. 1902)
- Richard Butler, English-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of South Australia (d. 1925)
- William Shiels, Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Victoria (d. 1904)
- Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and activist (d. 1919)
- Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American businessman, founded the Pillsbury Company (d. 1899)
- Ellen Swallow Richards, American chemist, ecologist, and educator (d. 1911)
- Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (d. 1916)
- Octavia Hill, English activist and author (d. 1912)
- Princess Louise of Prussia (d. 1923)
- Carlos Finlay, Cuban epidemiologist and physician (d. 1915)
- George B. McClellan, American general and politician, 24th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1885)
- Louisa Susannah Cheves McCord, American author and political essayist (d. 1879)
- France Prešeren, Slovenian poet and lawyer (d. 1849)
- Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, English painter and academic (d. 1867)
- Gilbert Stuart, American painter (d. 1828)
- Mahadaji Shinde, Maratha ruler of Gwalior (d. 1794)
- Antonio Soler, Spanish composer and theorist (d. 1783)
- Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1794)
- Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (d. 1754)
- John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1703)
- Nicola Amati, Italian instrument maker (d. 1684)
- Daniel Seghers, Flemish Jesuit brother and painter (d. 1661)
- Jan Gruter, Dutch scholar and critic (d. 1627)
- Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German theologian and Protestant reformer (d. 1565)
- Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1512)
- Charles VI of France (d. 1422)
Deaths On This Day
- Arthur Latham, British politician and Member of Parliament (b. 1930)
- Gladstone Anderson, Jamaican singer and pianist (b. 1934)
- Eevi Huttunen, Finnish speed skater (b. 1922)
- Scott Weiland, American singer-songwriter (b. 1967)
- Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
- Jacques Barrot, French politician, French European Commissioner (b. 1937)
- Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist and author (b. 1930)
- Ian McLagan, English-American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1945)
- James Stewart, Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1941)
- Paul Aussaresses, French general (b. 1918)
- Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed, Egyptian air marshal (b. 1952)
- Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egyptian poet and educator (b. 1929)
- Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil, Iraqi-Lebanese archbishop (b. 1938)
- Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
- Fyodor Khitruk, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
- Diego Mendieta, Paraguayan footballer (b. 1980)
- Janet Shaw, Australian cyclist and author (b. 1966)
- Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)
- Abdumalik Bahori, Azerbaijani poet and author (b. 1927)
- Leila Lopes, Brazilian actress and journalist (b. 1959)
- Richard Todd, Irish-born British soldier and actor (b. 1919)
- Robert Zajonc, Polish-American psychologist and author (b. 1923)
- James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
- Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (b. 1912)
- Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)
- Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1911)
- David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
- Sita Ram Goel, Indian historian, publisher and writer (b. 1921)
- Adrienne Adams, American illustrator (b. 1906)
- Glenn Quinn, Irish-American actor (b. 1970)
- Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet and educator (b. 1917)
- Hoyt Curtin, American composer and producer (b. 1922)
- John Archer, American actor (b. 1915)
- Scatman John, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1942)
- Madeline Kahn, American actress, comedian, and singer (b. 1942)
- Horst Mahseli, Polish footballer (b. 1934)
- Jarl Wahlström, Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
- Pierre Hétu, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1936)
- Georges Duby, French historian and author (b. 1919)
- Lewis Thomas, American physician, etymologist, and academic (b. 1913)
- Fernando Martín Espina, Spanish basketball player (b. 1962)
- Connie B. Gay, American businessman, founded the Country Music Association (b. 1914)
- Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Azerbaijani-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1919)
- Walter Knott, American farmer, founded Knott's Berry Farm (b. 1889)
- Oswald Mosley, English lieutenant, fascist, and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1896)
- Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player and coach (b. 1905)
- Emile Christian, American trombonist, cornet player, and composer (b. 1895)
- Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico, 1952-1958 (b. 1889)
- William Manuel Johnson, American bassist (b. 1872)
- Harry Wismer, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1913)
- Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1908)
- Alexander Rodchenko, Russian sculptor, photographer, and graphic designer (b. 1891)
- Rudolf Margolius, Czech lawyer and politician (b. 1913)
- Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-American actress and educator (b. 1876)
- Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (b. 1883)
- William Propsting, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1861)
- Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (b. 1868)
- Charles James O'Donnell, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1849)
- Ezra Meeker, American farmer and politician (b. 1830)
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (b. 1841)
- Harold Garnett, English-French cricketer (b. 1879)
- Prudente de Morais, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Brazil (b. 1841)
- Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author, founded Christian Science (b. 1821)
- David Bratton, American water polo player (b. 1869)
- Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect, designed the Otago Boys' High School and Knox Church (b. 1833)
- Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist (b. 1850)
- Afanasy Fet, Russian author and poet (b. 1820)
- Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricketer (b. 1851)
- Carl Zeiss, German physicist and lens maker, created the optical instrument (b. 1816)
- Archibald Tait, Scottish-English archbishop (b. 1811)
- Samuel Cooper, American general (b. 1798)
- John Carroll, American archbishop (b. 1735)
- Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (b. 1714)
- Lord John Sackville, English cricketer and politician (b. 1713)
- Henri-Guillaume Hamal, Walloon musician and composer (b. 1685)
- Countess Emilie Juliane of Barby-Mühlingen (b. 1637)
- Katherine Jones, Viscountess Ranelagh, British scientist (b. 1615)
- William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury (b. 1591)
- Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general and daimyō (b. 1548)
- Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1545)
- Francis Xavier, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1506)
- Jean Tixier de Ravisi, French scholar and academic (b. 1470)
- Vasili III of Russia (b. 1479)
- Louis II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (b. 1502)
- Maud Chaworth, Countess of Leicester (b. 1282)
- Henry III, Duke of Głogów (b. 1251/60)
- Henry III the White, Duke of Wroclaw
- Odofredus, Italian lawyer and jurist
- Pope Anastasius IV (b. 1073)
- Saint Osmund (b. 1065)
- Emma of Lesum, Saxon countess and Saint
- Abraham, Coptic pope of Alexandria
- Siegfried, Frankish nobleman
- Abbo, bishop of Auxerre
- Birinus, French-English bishop and saint (b. 600)
- Diocletian, Roman emperor (b. 244)