On This Day in History: December 7
December 7 is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 24 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Georgia Lottery launches new Cash Pop draw game. Starting Sunday, Dec. 8, the new Cash Pop game will offer players a chance to win cash prizes up to $1,250 five times a day, every day — by matching just one number.
- Study: N.C. Lottery scammers have cheated state out of $7 million. Lottery scammers have cheated North Carolina out of an estimated $7 million in back taxes and delinquent child support since 2009, a non-partisan arm of the General Assembly said.
- Mistake lottery ticket wins NJ man $1 million. A New Jersey man has won a multi-state Cash4Life prize worth $1 million because of a lottery ticket that was sold to him accidentally.
- Video gaming machines boost Oregon Lottery revenues. State economists say Oregon is seeing a healthy bump in lottery revenues, at least partially from recently installed video lottery machines.
- $344 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot skyrockets. This holiday season someone will be able to afford gifts unlike any they have ever given before, as the multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot is soaring to historic levels.
- EuroMillions lottery jackpot of $102 million goes unclaimed. In the United Kingdom, a mystery lottery player has lost out on a £64 million (US$102.5 million) fortune after the deadline to claim the prize expired and the money was handed to charity.
- N.J. Gov.'s plan to privatize lottery comes under fire from Democrats. Democratic lawmakers took aim at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan for the private sector to run the New Jersey Lottery, saying the 15-year contract currently on the table benefits the winning company more than New Jerseyans.
- Democrats take aim at bid to privatize Pa. lottery. Democratic lawmakers are taking aim at GOP Gov. Tom Corbett administration's move to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery's management, saying it is shrouded in secrecy and will result in a corporate giveaway that diverts hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's services for the elderly.
- 3 N.J. lottery tickets worth $700K about to expire. Three lottery tickets purchased in New Jersey worth $700,000 will soon expire.
- Yuck! Taiwan dog poop lottery draws thousands. An innovative scheme to keep the streets of northern Taiwan clean has seen thousands of citizens dutifully collecting bags of dog poop in the hope of winning $2,000 in gold.
- Arkansas Lottery forecasts $5M drop in scholarship money. Arkansas' lottery is on track to bring in roughly $5 million less for scholarships than last year, the games' interim director said Tuesday, as lawmakers prepare to consider whether to reduce the amounts of the scholarships next year.
- Online poker advocates say legalizing won't hurt lotteries. A casino-backed group pushing for federal legislation to make online poker explicitly legal says regulating online card play nationwide won't hurt state lotteries.
- Ct. Powerball lottery winners signed affidavit swearing they are only members of trust. The three Connecticut men who claimed a $254 million Powerball jackpot as a trust signed an affidavit the day after their initial press conference swearing that there are no silent partners and that no person ineligible to win the lottery is a member of the trust.
- Man files 27 lawsuits over alleged lost lottery ticket. Seven years ago, the former Jersey City resident lost a lawsuit in which he claimed to be the original purchaser of a $4 million New Jersey lottery ticket. But that court defeat hasn't stopped Mendez from pursuing the millions he claims is rightfully his.
- Kentucky Lottery approves adding Mega Millions. The Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors has approved a cross-selling agreement allowing sales of the Mega Millions multi-state jackpot game in the Commonwealth.
- Store owner guilty of stealing lottery ticket, claiming it as his own. A former convenience store owner pleaded guilty Thursday to fraudulently claiming a $5.75 million winning Canada Lotto 6/49 ticket as his own.
- Lottery to the rescue: Will 4-minute Keno fill Washington budget gap?. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is "seriously considering" legislation that would allow four-minute Keno games as a way to help deal with a projected $2.6 billion budget shortfall.
- Minnesota lottery player claims Powerball jackpot. A Minnesota man has ended the mystery over who is the holder of the winning Powerball lottery ticket purchased in Minnesota worth $47 million.
- N.C. lottery director expects multi-state game by July. The director of the North Carolina lottery says that state will likely offer its first lottery games by April 5th and may play in the one of the multistate jackpot lottery games by July.
- Schoolchildren's 'Lotto Tree' Removed From Oklahoma Capitol. A Christmas tree decorated with used lottery tickets by elementary school students has been removed from Oklahoma's Capitol after complaints by a lawmaker.
- N.Y. Lottery's King Kong Millions makes 6 millionaires. There was one first-prize ticket in New York's "King Kong Millions" lottery game, worth $55 million before taxes, in Monday's drawing, which coincided with the New York City premiere of the new movie "King Kong."
- N.C. Gov. answers lottery questions. North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley sat down with reporters Tuesday to talk about the year's accomplishments and struggles, highlighted some steps to secure lottery money and advance education.
- Iowa Lottery approves self-ban for players. The Iowa Lottery Board voted Tuesday to allow lottery players to self-ban themselves from winning game prizes in order to stem problem gambling.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$344 Million
Dec 10, 2013
- 2.$314 Million
Dec 10, 2019
- 3.$264 Million
Dec 8, 2020
- 4.$262 Million
Dec 9, 2020
- 5.€200 Million
Dec 8, 2020
- 6.$226 Million
Dec 7, 2018
- 7.$217 Million
Dec 8, 2018
- 8.$212 Million
Dec 9, 2017
- 9.$176 Million
Dec 8, 2017
- 10.$171 Million
Dec 8, 2004
- 11.$170 Million
Dec 9, 2008
- 12.$145 Million
Dec 9, 2015
- 13.$130 Million
Dec 7, 2019
- 14.€106 Million
Dec 8, 2017
- 15.$100 Million
Dec 7, 2013
- 15.$100 Million
Dec 9, 2011
- 17.$96 Million
Dec 7, 2007
- 18.$91 Million
Dec 9, 2014
- 19.$90 Million
Dec 7, 2002
- 20.€74.13 Million
Dec 7, 2020
- 21.$87 Million
Dec 7, 2005
- 22.€74.21 Million
Dec 10, 2018
- 23.$83 Million
Dec 8, 2009
- 24.€68.59 Million
Dec 7, 2017
- 25.€70 Million
Dec 7, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Dec 7, 1991
29 years old
Monday, Dec 7, 1981
39 years old
Friday, Dec 7, 1979
41 years old
Wednesday, Dec 7, 1977
43 years old
Wednesday, Dec 7, 1977
43 years old
Tuesday, Dec 7, 1976
44 years old
Sunday, Dec 7, 1975
45 years old
Saturday, Dec 7, 1974
46 years old
Sunday, Dec 7, 1969
51 years old
Wednesday, Dec 7, 1966
54 years old
Wednesday, Dec 7, 1966
54 years old
Friday, Dec 7, 1962
58 years old
Monday, Dec 7, 1959
61 years old
Sunday, Dec 7, 1952
68 years old
Friday, Dec 7, 1951
69 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight 661, a domestic passenger flight from Chitral to Islamabad, operated by ATR-42-500 crashes near Havelian, killing all 47 on board.
- The JAXA probe Akatsuki successfully enters orbit around Venus five years after the first attempt.
- Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of U.S. federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.
- The Conservative Party of Canada is officially registered, following the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
- The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.
- Long Island Rail Road shooting: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
- The 6.8 Ms Armenian earthquake shakes the northern part of the country with a maximum MSK intensity of X (Devastating), killing 25,000-50,000 and injuring 31,000-130,000.
- Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771, a British Aerospace 146-200A, crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and steers the plane into the ground.
- An Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 collides with an Aviaco DC-9 in dense fog while the two airliners are taxiing down the runway at Madrid-Barajas Airport, killing 93 people.
- In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr., becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.
- Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.
- The Battle of Sylhet is fought between the Pakistani military and the Mukti Bahini.
- Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces the formation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as Deputy Prime Minister.
- Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously revoke mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
- Instant replay makes its debut during the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
- Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils.
- Chinese Civil War: The Government of the Republic of China moves from Nanking to Taipei, Taiwan.
- A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.
- World War II: British commandos conduct Operation Frankton, a raid on shipping in Bordeaux harbour.
- World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (For Japan's near-simultaneous attacks on Eastern Hemisphere targets, see December 8.)
- Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
- German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
- W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts telecasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The telecast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.
- The Parliament of Northern Ireland votes to remain a part of the United Kingdom and not unify with Southern Ireland.
- World War I: The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.
- Comparative fuel trials begin between warships HMS Spiteful and HMS Peterel: Spiteful was the first warship powered solely by fuel oil, and the trials led to the obsolescence of coal in ships of the Royal Navy.
- First concert of the New York Philharmonic, founded by Ureli Corelli Hill.
- The Battle of Montgomery's Tavern, the only battle of the Upper Canada Rebellion, takes place in Toronto, where the rebels are quickly defeated.
- Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, arranges to enter the American military as a major general.
- The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England.
- Tumult of Thorn: Religious unrest is followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities.
- The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, makes landfall. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die.
- Byzantine Emperor Justin II, suffering recurring seizures of insanity, adopts his general Tiberius and proclaims him as Caesar.
- 43 BC
- Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated in Formia.
Births On This Day
- Tony Yike Yang, Canadian pianist
- Abi Harrison, Scottish footballer
- Tommy Nelson, American actor
- Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skater
- Rahama Sadau, Nigerian actress
- Eugenio Pisani, Italian race car driver
- David Goffin, Belgian tennis player
- Aleksandr Menkov, Russian long jumper
- Yasiel Puig, Cuban baseball player
- Urszula Radwańska, Polish tennis player
- Kyle Hendricks, American baseball player
- Alessandro Marchi, Italian footballer
- Nicholas Hoult, English actor
- Nathan Adrian, American swimmer
- Angelina Gabueva, Russian tennis player
- Emily Browning, Australian actress and singer
- Aaron Carter, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
- Billy Horschel, American golfer
- Nita Strauss, American guitarist
- Jon Moxley, American wrestler
- Aaron Gray, American basketball player
- Robert Kubica, Polish race car driver
- Milan Michálek, Czech ice hockey player
- Luca Rigoni, Italian footballer
- Mike Mucitelli, American mixed martial artist
- John Terry, English footballer
- Sara Bareilles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
- Lampros Choutos, Greek-Italian footballer
- Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress and screenwriter
- Shiri Appleby, American actress, director, and producer
- Suzannah Lipscomb, English historian, academic and television presenter
- Eric Chavez, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Luke Donald, English golfer
- Dominic Howard, English drummer and producer
- Alan Faneca, American football player
- Ivan Franceschini, Italian footballer
- Georges Laraque, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
- Derek Ramsay, Filipino-British actor, model and television personality
- Sunny Sweeney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Benoît Tréluyer, French race car driver
- Jamie Clapham, English footballer and coach
- Nicole Appleton, Canadian singer and actress
- Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez, Spanish shot putter and actor
- İbrahim Kutluay, Turkish basketball player
- Hack Meyers, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2015)
- Terrell Owens, American football player and actor
- Fabien Pelous, French rugby player and coach
- Damien Rice, Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer
- Hermann Maier, Austrian skier
- Tammy Lynn Sytch, American wrestler and manager
- Vladimir Akopian, Azerbaijani-Armenian chess player
- Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Tino Martinez, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
- Nina Turner, American politician
- C. Thomas Howell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Shinichi Ito, Japanese motorcycle racer
- Kazue Itoh, Japanese actress
- Andres Kasekamp, Canadian-Estonian historian and academic
- Louise Post, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Deborah Bassett, Australian rower
- Colin Hendry, Scottish footballer and manager
- Jeffrey Wright, American actor
- Hugo Blick, English filmmaker
- Patrick Fabian, American actor
- Peter Laviolette, American ice hockey player and coach
- Theo Snelders, Dutch footballer and coach
- Katsuya Terada, Japanese illustrator
- Barbara Weathers, American R&B/soul singer
- Alain Blondel, French decathlete
- Jeffrey Donaldson, Northern Irish politician
- Imad Mughniyah, Lebanese activist (d. 2008)
- Craig Scanlon, English guitarist and songwriter
- Saleem Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer
- Tim Butler, English bass player and songwriter
- Rick Rude, American wrestler and sportscaster (d. 1999)
- Geoff Lawson, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- Tom Winsor, English lawyer and civil servant
- Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigerian career-diplomat, President of the United Nations General Assembly (2019)
- Larry Bird, American basketball player and coach
- Anna Soubry, British politician
- John Watkins, Australian educator and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of New South Wales
- Mary Fallin, American businesswoman and politician, 27th Governor of Oklahoma
- Susan Collins, American politician, senior senator of Maine
- Eckhard Märzke, German footballer and manager
- Ron Hynes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
- James Rivière, Italian sculptor and jeweler
- Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Gary Morris, American country singer-songwriter and actor
- Tony Thomas, American screenwriter and producer
- Johnny Bench, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Anne Fine, English author
- James Keach, American actor, producer, and director
- Garry Unger, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Daniel Chorzempa, American organist and composer
- Miroslav Macek, Czech dentist and politician
- Susan Isaacs, American author and screenwriter
- Nick Katz, American mathematician and academic
- Bernard C. Parks, American police officer and politician
- John Bennett Ramsey, American businessman and pilot
- Harry Chapin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
- Reginald F. Lewis, American Business Tycoon and Philanthropist (d. 1993)
- Alex Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
- Peter Tomarken, American game show host and producer (d. 2006)
- Melba Pattillo Beals, American journalist and activist
- Gerry Cheevers, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Thad Cochran, American lawyer and politician (d. 2019)
- Stan Boardman, English comedian
- Armando Manzanero, Mexican musician, singer and composer
- Krsto Papić, Croatian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Ellen Burstyn, American actress
- Oktay Ekşi, Turkish journalist and politician
- Rosemary Rogers, American journalist and author
- J. B. Sumarlin, Indonesian economist and politician, 17th Indonesian Minister of Finance
- Bobby Whitton, Australian rugby league player (d. 2008)
- Allan B. Calhamer, American game designer, created Diplomacy (d. 2013)
- Bobby Osborne, American bluegrass singer and musician
- Christopher Nicole, Guyanese-English author
- Hal Smith, American baseball player (d. 2020)
- Noam Chomsky, American linguist and philosopher
- Mickey Thompson, American race car driver (d. 1988)
- Jack S. Blanton, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
- Helen Watts, Welsh opera singer (d. 2009)
- William John McNaughton, American bishop
- Hermano da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian race car driver
- John Love, Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2005)
- Mary Ellen Estill. American mathematician (d. 2013)
- Mário Soares, Portuguese historian, lawyer, and politician, 17th President of Portugal (d. 2017)
- Bent Fabric, Danish pianist and composer (d. 2020)
- Intizar Hussain, Indian-Pakistani author and scholar (d. 2016)
- Ted Knight, American actor and comedian (d. 1986)
- Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian guru and scholar (d. 2016)
- Tatamkhulu Afrika, South African poet and author (d. 2002)
- Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist (d. 2012)
- Walter Nowotny, Austrian-German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)
- Leigh Brackett, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)
- Eli Wallach, American actor (d. 2014)
- Kersti Merilaas, Estonian author and poet (d. 1986)
- Daniel Jones, Welsh captain and composer (d. 1993)
- Duncan McNaughton, Canadian high jumper and geologist (d. 1998)
- Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (d. 1978)
- Nikola Vaptsarov, Bulgarian poet and author (d. 1942)
- Fred Rose, Polish-Canadian politician and spy (d. 1983)
- Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (d. 1973)
- Clarence Nash, American voice actor and singer (d. 1985)
- Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician, physicist, and academic (d. 1987)
- Hilda Taba, Estonian architect, author, and educator (d. 1967)
- Kateryna Vasylivna Bilokur, Ukrainian folk artist (d. 1961)
- Freddie Adkins, English author and illustrator (d. 1986)
- Fay Bainter, American actress (d. 1968)
- Hermann Balck, German general (d. 1982)
- Stuart Davis, American painter and academic (d. 1964)
- Joyce Cary, Irish novelist (d. 1957)
- Hamilton Fish III, American captain and politician (d. 1991)
- Ernst Toch, Austrian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
- Mason Phelps, American golfer (d. 1945)
- Peter Sturholdt, American boxer and painter (d. 1919)
- John Carpenter, American sprinter (d. 1933)
- Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist, composer, and academic (d. 1972)
- Akiko Yosano, Japanese author, poet, pioneering feminist, pacifist, and social reformer (d. 1942)
- Willa Cather, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1947)
- Frank Laver, Australian cricketer (d. 1919)
- Felix Calonder, Swiss soldier and politician, 36th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1952)
- Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1945)
- Richard Warren Sears, American businessman, co-founded Sears (d. 1914)
- Paul Adam, French author (d. 1920)
- Henri Mathias Berthelot, French general during World War I (d. 1931)
- Joseph Cook, English-born Australian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)
- Thomas Bent, Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of Victoria (d. 1909)
- Leopold Kronecker, Polish-German mathematician and academic (d. 1891)
- Josef Hyrtl, Hungarian-Austrian anatomist and biologist (d. 1894)
- Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and biologist (d. 1882)
- Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1862)
- Abraham Jacob van der Aa, Dutch author and academic (d. 1857)
- Ferenc Novák, Hungarian-Slovene priest and poet (d. 1836)
- Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (d. 1842)
- Claude Victor-Perrin, French general and politician (d. 1841)
- Giovanni Battista Falda, Italian architect and engraver (d. 1678)
- Bernardo Pasquini, Italian organist and composer (d. 1710)
- Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1680)
- Injo of Joseon, Korean king (d. 1649)
- Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō (d. 1625)
- Henry Stuart, English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1567)
- Louis I, German nobleman and politician (d. 1605)
- Azzone Visconti, Italian nobleman (d. 1339)
- Abū-Sa'īd Abul-Khayr, Persian Sufi poet (d. 1049)
- Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Persian astronomer and author (d. 986)
- Columba, Irish missionary, monk, and saint (d. 597)
Deaths On This Day
- Dick Allen, American baseball player and tenor (b. 1942)
- Chuck Yeager, American aviator (b. 1923)
- Ron Saunders, English football player and manager (b. 1932)
- Steve Reevis, Native American actor (b. 1962)
- Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani recording artist, television personality, fashion designer, occasional actor, singer-songwriter and preacher. (b. 1964)
- Greg Lake, English musician (b. 1947)
- Jesse C. Deen, American soldier and politician (b. 1922)
- Gerhard Lenski, American sociologist and academic (b. 1924)
- Hyron Spinrad, American astronomer and academic (b. 1934)
- Peter Westbury, English race car driver (b. 1938)
- Mark Lewis, American author and educator (b. 1954)
- Édouard Molinaro, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (b. 1934)
- Roelof Kruisinga, Dutch physician and politician, Dutch Minister of Defence (b. 1922)
- Ralph Parr, American colonel and pilot (b. 1924)
- Marty Reisman, American table tennis player and author (b. 1930)
- Saul Steinberg, American businessman and financier (b. 1939)
- Harry Morgan, American actor (b. 1915)
- Elizabeth Edwards, American lawyer and author (b. 1949)
- Kari Tapio, Finnish singer (b. 1945)
- Herbert Hutner, American banker and lawyer (b. 1908)
- Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1926)
- Bud Carson, American football player and coach (b. 1931)
- Frederick Fennell, American conductor and educator (b. 1914)
- Jerry Scoggins, American singer and guitarist (b. 1913)
- Jay Van Andel, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Amway (b. 1924)
- Carl F. H. Henry American journalist and theologian (b. 1913)
- Azie Taylor Morton, American educator and politician, 36th Treasurer of the United States (b. 1933)
- John Addison, English-American composer and conductor (b. 1920)
- Martin Rodbell, American biochemist and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
- Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1942)
- Kathleen Harrison, English actress (b. 1892)
- Abidin Dino, Turkish-French painter and illustrator (b. 1913)
- Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ivoirian physician and politician, 1st President of Ivory Coast (b. 1905)
- Richard J. Hughes, American politician, 45th Governor of New Jersey, and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (b. 1909)
- Joan Bennett, American actress (b. 1910)
- Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter and educator (b. 1904)
- Haystacks Calhoun, American wrestler and actor (b. 1934)
- Hans Hartung, French-German painter (b. 1904)
- J. R. Eyerman, American photographer and journalist (b. 1906)
- Robert Graves, English poet, novelist, critic (b. 1895)
- Potter Stewart, American soldier and jurist (b. 1915)
- LeeRoy Yarbrough, American race car driver (b. 1938)
- Darby Crash, American punk rock vocalist and songwriter (b. 1958)
- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1900)
- Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and paleontologist (b. 1886)
- Paul Gibb, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1913)
- Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (b. 1906)
- Georges Grignard, French race car driver (b. 1905)
- Paul Bragg, American nutritionist (b. 1895)
- Thornton Wilder, American novelist and playwright (b. 1897)
- Hardie Albright, American actor (b. 1903)
- Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist, sculptor, and author (b. 1883)
- Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player and manager (b. 1897)
- Eric Portman, English actor (b. 1903)
- Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer (b. 1895)
- Ioannis Demestichas, Greek admiral and politician (b. 1882)
- Huntley Gordon, Canadian-American actor (b. 1887)
- Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Turkish author and playwright (b. 1889)
- Rex Beach, American author, playwright, and water polo player (b. 1877)
- Tristan Bernard, French author and playwright (b. 1866)
- Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain (b. 1887)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Frederick Curtice Davis, American sailor (b. 1915)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Julius Ellsberry, American sailor (b. 1921)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: John C. England, American sailor (b. 1920)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Edwin J. Hill, American sailor (b. 1894)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Ralph Hollis, American sailor (b. 1906)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Herbert C. Jones, American sailor (b. 1918)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Isaac C. Kidd, American admiral (b. 1884)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert Lawrence Leopold, American sailor (b. 1916)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Herbert Hugo Menges, American sailor (b. 1917)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Thomas James Reeves, American sailor (b. 1895)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aloysius Schmitt, American priest and sailor (b. 1909)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert R. Scott, American sailor (b. 1915)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Peter Tomich, American sailor (b. 1893)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert Uhlmann, American sailor (b. 1919)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Franklin Van Valkenburgh, American captain (b. 1888)
- Attack on Pearl Harbor: Eldon P. Wyman, American sailor (b. 1917)
- Frank Wilson, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1859)
- Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1826)
- Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian cardinal (b. 1828)
- Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1833)
- Thomas Nast, German-American cartoonist (b. 1840)
- Juan Luna, Filipino painter and sculptor (b. 1857)
- Ferdinand de Lesseps, French businessman and diplomat, co-developed the Suez Canal (b. 1805)
- Arthur Blyth, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of South Australia (b. 1823)
- Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic scholar and politician, 1st Speaker of the Parliament of Iceland (b. 1811)
- Constantin von Tischendorf, German theologian, scholar, and academic (b. 1815)
- Thomas Hamilton, Scottish philosopher and author (b. 1789)
- Robert Nicoll, Scottish poet (b.1814)
- William Bligh, English admiral and politician, 4th Governor of New South Wales (b. 1745)
- Michel Ney, German-French general (b. 1769)
- Küçük Hüseyin Pasha, Turkish admiral and politician (b. 1757)
- Joseph Bara, French soldier and drummer (b. 1779)
- Charles Saunders, English admiral and politician (b. 1715)
- Martín Sarmiento, Spanish monk, scholar, and author (b. 1695)
- Florent Carton Dancourt, French actor and playwright (b. 1661)
- Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect, designed the Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk and Karlova Koruna Chateau (b. 1677)
- Algernon Sidney, English philosopher and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1623)
- Peter Lely, Dutch-English painter (b. 1618)
- Richard Bellingham, English-American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1592)
- Charles Garnier, French missionary and saint (b. 1606)
- Adrian Willaert, Dutch-Italian composer and educator (b. 1490)
- Alexander Hegius von Heek, German poet (b. 1433)
- Wenceslaus I, duke of Luxembourg (b. 1337)
- Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester, English officer (b. 1243)
- Bolesław V, High Duke of Poland (b. 1226)
- Innocent IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1195)
- Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 955)
- Anspert, archbishop of Milan
- Eutychian, pope of the Catholic Church
- 43 BC
- Cicero, Roman philosopher, lawyer, and politician (b. 106 BC)