On This Day in History: February 1
February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 333 days remain until the end of the year (334 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Woman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested. A 33-year-old Canadian woman hit it big in the lottery, but ended up on the losing end when the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged her with theft of a credit card used to purchase the winning ticket.
- Tennessee bill would remove cash-only obstacle when purchasing lottery tickets. A billed filed by Tennessee legislators would make it easier to purchase lottery tickets.
- Indiana lawmaker wants scratch-off lottery game to help homeless veterans. An Indiana Senate lawmaker wants the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game to benefit homeless veterans.
- Woman finds $100,000 lottery ticket while cleaning. South Carolina Lottery officials say a Georgia woman found a winning Powerball ticket in a stack of old tickets.
- Va. grocery store worker's lottery ticket mistake turns into $7 million grand prize. A Virginia grocery store employee's mistake during Powerball jackpot fever earlier this month ended up turning into a $7 million windfall.
- D.C. Council poised to repeal online gambling. After becoming the first jurisdiction in the nation to legalize online gambling within its borders, the District of Columbia is poised to repeal the program before it launches.
- Iowa Legislators satisfied with Lottery's handling of mystery jackpot winner. State lawmakers gave Iowa Lottery officials high marks Tuesday for the way they handled the mysterious circumstances surrounding a winning Hot Lotto jackpot that went unclaimed when attorneys representing a trust that turned in a valid ticket withdrew a claim for the multimillion-dollar prize last week.
- Wyoming House gives preliminary OK to lottery bill. The Wyoming House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a bill to allow the sale of in-state and multi-state lottery tickets.
- Arkansas Lottery sets raffle draw date. At long last, the Arkansas Lottery has fixed the drawing date for its Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle.
- Some stores just 'luckier' than others in N.C. lottery. Will's Food Store in Mount Holly, Pennington boasts the most lottery payouts of any retailer in Gaston County, according to figures from the N.C. Education Lottery.
- Montana Lottery starts new Keno-style game today. The Montana Lottery is starting a new keno-like game today called 10 Spot, featuring two daily drawings.
- Ohio Gov. plans lottery expansion to increase revenues. Gov. Ted Strickland's plan to boost Ohio's struggling economy anticipates $73 million in new revenue from an expansion of the lottery, which includes a video version of Keno to be offered in bars and other age-controlled venues.
- Man wins, then loses, then wins lottery. An Australian retiree won a $1.8 million lottery prize, then lost it, and then won it again Wednesday through a court ruling.
- Man with terminal illness wins 20-year annuity lottery jackpot. A man diagnosed with terminal lung cancer won a million dollars in a New York state lottery scratch-off game, but he was required to take the prize as a 20-year annuity.
- Texan claims $74 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Holding a mock check for nearly $74 million, Ronald Crump kept cracking jokes and thanked all the people who purchased losing tickets.
- N.C. Lottery chief adding new games to overcome revenue shortfall. The head of the N.C. Education Lottery Tuesday urged patience for critics who say the games have fallen short of their first-year sales goal.
- Couple wins $15 million lottery jackpot after redeeming $10,000 ticket. Just days after winning $10,000 with a ticket bought at a northern Arizona café, Barry and Barbara Salzman traveled to Phoenix, collected their winnings, and ended up buying another ticket that won a $15 million Powerball jackpot.
- Sex offender wins $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot. Florida lottery officials announced Monday that a state registered sex offender was the sole winner of the $14 million lottery drawing from Jan. 13.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$324.7 Million
Feb 4, 2015
- 2.€183 Million
Feb 3, 2006
- 3.$206 Million
Feb 1, 2017
- 4.$194 Million
Feb 1, 2014
- 5.$191 Million
Feb 2, 2019
- 6.$176 Million
Feb 2, 2013
- 7.$170 Million
Feb 1, 2012
- 8.$168 Million
Feb 4, 2020
- 9.$156 Million
Feb 1, 2006
- 10.$145 Million
Feb 3, 2018
- 11.€120 Million
Feb 1, 2019
- 12.€100 Million
Feb 5, 2010
- 13.€108 Million
Feb 2, 2018
- 14.$125 Million
Feb 1, 2019
- 15.€93.05 Million
Feb 1, 2018
- 16.$115 Million
Feb 3, 2010
- 17.€99.68 Million
Feb 2, 2019
- 18.€90 Million
Feb 2, 2018
- 19.$112 Million
Feb 3, 2016
- 20.$104 Million
Feb 2, 2018
- 21.$100 Million
Feb 1, 2003
- 22.€90 Million
Feb 7, 2020
- 23.$94 Million
Feb 4, 2014
- 24.$91 Million
Feb 1, 2011
- 25.$90 Million
Feb 4, 2003
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Feb 1, 1982
38 years old
Sunday, Feb 1, 1981
39 years old
Sunday, Feb 1, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Feb 1, 1979
41 years old
Friday, Feb 1, 1974
46 years old
Thursday, Feb 1, 1973
47 years old
Tuesday, Feb 1, 1966
54 years old
Tuesday, Feb 1, 1966
54 years old
Saturday, Feb 1, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Feb 1, 1963
57 years old
Friday, Feb 1, 1957
63 years old
Sunday, Feb 1, 1948
72 years old
Monday, Feb 1, 1943
77 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.
- Seventy-four people are killed and over 500 injured as a result of clashes between fans of Egyptian football teams Al Masry and Al Ahly in the city of Port Said.
- The first cabinet of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was formed in Iceland, making her the country's first female prime minister and the world's first openly gay head of government.
- King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
- Hajj pilgrimage stampede: In a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured.
- Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
- Daniel Pearl, American journalist and South Asia Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal, kidnapped January 23, 2002, is beheaded and mutilated by his captors.
- Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne becomes the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
- The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
- The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal disaster case.
- A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the deaths of 34 people, and injuries to 30 others.
- The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
- Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Tehran after nearly 15 years of exile.
- A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in São Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
- Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
- Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan is recorded on motion picture film, as well as in an iconic still photograph taken by Eddie Adams.
- Canada's three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
- The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form Penn Central Transportation.
- The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
- The Beatles have their first number one hit in the United States with "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
- Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
- North Sea flood of 1953 is caused by a heavy storm which occurred overnight, 31 January-1 February 1953; floods strike the Netherlands, Belgium and the U.K.
- Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary-General.
- The Parliament of Hungary abolishes the monarchy after nine centuries, and proclaims the Hungarian Republic.
- World War II: Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.
- World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
- Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
- Mao Zedong makes a speech on "Reform in Learning, the Party and Literature", which puts into motion the Yan'an Rectification Movement.
- The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
- Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar.
- Lisbon Regicide: King Carlos I of Portugal and Infante Luis Filipe are shot dead in Lisbon.
- Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
- La bohème premieres in Turin at the Teatro Regio (Turin), conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini.
- Fountains Valley, Pretoria, the oldest nature reserve in Africa, is proclaimed by President Paul Kruger.
- Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
- The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
- President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- Second Schleswig War: Prussian forces crossed the border into Schleswig, starting the war.
- American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
- Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
- Mayon in the Philippines erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
- The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
- French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
- The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
- The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
- The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn (Toruń), Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
- King John of Bohemia captures Medvėgalis, an important fortress of the pagan Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and baptizes 6,000 of its defenders.
- The teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
- Vandal king Huneric organises a conference between Catholic and Arian bishops at Carthage.
Births On This Day
- Joe Boyce, Australian rugby league player
- Harry Styles, English singer-songwriter
- Diego Mella, Italian footballer
- Kyle Palmieri, American hockey player
- Ricky Pinheiro, Portuguese footballer
- Brett Anderson, American baseball player
- Sebastian Boenisch, Polish footballer
- Moises Henriques, Portuguese-Australian cricketer
- Austin Jackson, American baseball player
- Ronda Rousey, American mixed martial artist and actress
- Giuseppe Rossi, Italian footballer
- Jorrit Bergsma, Dutch speed skater
- Lauren Conrad, American fashion designer and author
- Dean Shiels, Irish footballer
- Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
- Heather DeLoach, American actress
- Kevin Martin, American basketball player
- Anna Suzuki, Japanese actress and model
- Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgian cyclist
- Andrew VanWyngarden, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gavin Henson, Welsh rugby player
- Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
- Rob Austin, English race car driver
- Hins Cheung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter
- Christian Giménez, Argentinian footballer
- Graeme Smith, South African cricketer
- Héctor Luna, Dominican baseball player
- Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
- Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
- Valentín Elizalde, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
- Jason Isbell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
- Tim Harding, Australian singer and actor
- K'naan, Somali-Canadian hip-hop artist
- Lari Ketner, American basketball player (d. 2014)
- Robert Traylor, American basketball player (d. 2011)
- Phil Ivey, American poker player
- Mat Rogers, Australian rugby player
- Martijn Reuser, Dutch footballer
- Walter McCarty, American basketball player and coach
- Andrew DeClercq, American basketball player and coach
- Óscar Pérez Rojas, Mexican footballer
- Christian Ziege, German footballer
- Harald Brattbakk, Norwegian footballer and pilot
- Michael C. Hall, American actor and producer
- Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese race car driver
- Malik Sealy, American basketball player and actor (d. 2000)
- Gabriel Batistuta, Argentinian footballer
- Andrew Breitbart, American journalist, author, and publisher (d. 2012)
- Brian Krause, American actor and screenwriter
- Franklyn Rose, Jamaican cricketer
- Patrick Wilson, American drummer
- Lisa Marie Presley, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Mark Recchi, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Pauly Shore, American comedian, actor, director, and producer
- Meg Cabot, American author and screenwriter
- Michelle Akers, American soccer player
- Stéphanie of Monaco, designer, singer and princess
- Brandon Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1993)
- Sherilyn Fenn, American actress
- Jani Lane, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
- Mario Pelchat, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Linus Roache, English actor
- José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
- Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Takashi Murakami, Japanese painter and sculptor
- Volker Fried, German field hockey player and coach
- Daniel M. Tani, American engineer and astronaut
- Kaduvetti Guru, Indian politician (d. 2018)
- Luther Blissett, Jamaican-English footballer and manager
- Eleanor Laing, Scottish lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
- Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Saudi Arabian businessman (d. 2007)
- Gilbert Hernandez, American author and illustrator
- Exene Cervenka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Chuck Dukowski, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Owoye Andrew Azazi, Nigerian general (d. 2012)
- Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
- Andrew Smith, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
- Mike Campbell, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Ali Haydar Konca, Turkish politician, 4th Turkish Minister of European Union Affairs
- Rich Williams, American guitarist and songwriter
- Rick James, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
- Adam Ingram, Scottish computer programmer and politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
- Normie Rowe, Australian singer-songwriter and actor
- Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
- Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (d. 2011)
- Karen Krantzcke, Australian tennis player (d. 1977)
- Serge Joyal, Canadian lawyer and politician, 50th Secretary of State for Canada
- Ferruccio Mazzola, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Mary Jane Reoch, American cyclist (d. 1993)
- Mike Enzi, American soldier, accountant, and politician
- Petru Popescu, Romanian-American director, producer, and author
- Burkhard Ziese, German footballer and manager (d. 2010)
- Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (d. 1996)
- Terry Jones, Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter
- David Sincock, Australian cricketer
- Jerry Spinelli, American author
- Fritjof Capra, Austrian physicist, author, and academic
- Claude François, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 1978)
- Paul Gillmor, American lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
- Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (d. 2009)
- Joe Sample, American pianist and composer (d. 2014)
- Jimmy Carl Black, American drummer and singer (d. 2008)
- Jacky Cupit, American golfer
- Sherman Hemsley, American actor and singer (d. 2012)
- Don Everly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Garrett Morris, American actor and comedian
- Tuncel Kurtiz, Turkish actor, playwright, and director (d. 2013)
- Azie Taylor Morton, American educator and politician, 36th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
- Nicolae Breban, Romanian author, poet, and playwright
- Hassan Al-Turabi, Sudanese activist and politician (d. 2016)
- Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (d. 2007)
- Shahabuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi judge and politician, 12th President of Bangladesh
- Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Indian-Bangladeshi general and politician, 10th President of Bangladesh
- Sam Edwards, Welsh physicist and academic (d. 2015)
- Tom Lantos, Hungarian-American academic and politician (d. 2008)
- Galway Kinnell, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
- Richard Hooker, American novelist (d. 1997)
- Emmanuel Scheffer, German-Israeli footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2012)
- Ben Weider, Canadian businessman, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (d. 2008)
- Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano and actress (d. 2004)
- Teresa Mattei, Italian feminist partisan and politician (d. 2013)
- Peter Sallis, English actor (d. 2017)
- Patricia Robins, British writer and WAAF officer (d. 2016).
- Mike Scarry, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
- Zao Wou-Ki, Chinese-French painter (d. 2013)
- Muriel Spark, Scottish playwright and poet (d. 2006)
- Ignacy Tokarczuk, Polish archbishop (d. 2012)
- José Luis Sampedro, Spanish economist and author (d. 2013)
- Eiji Sawamura, Japanese baseball player and soldier (d. 1944)
- Stanley Matthews, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
- Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Chinese general and politician (d. 2009)
- George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- George Pal, Hungarian-American animator and producer (d. 1980)
- Louis Rasminsky, Canadian economist and banker (d. 1998)
- Günter Eich, German author and songwriter (d. 1972)
- Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 1993)
- Adetokunbo Ademola, Nigerian lawyer and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (d. 1993)
- Emilio G. Segrè, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
- S.J. Perelman, American humorist and screenwriter (d. 1979)
- Therese Brandl, German concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
- Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright (d. 1967)
- Frank Buckles, American soldier (d. 2011)
- Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
- Leila Denmark, American pediatrician and author (d. 2012)
- Denise Robins, English journalist and author (d. 1985)
- Conn Smythe, Canadian businessman (d. 1980)
- John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
- James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (d. 1955)
- Nikolai Reek, Estonian general and politician, 11th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1942)
- Charles Nordhoff, English-American lieutenant, pilot, and author (d. 1947)
- Bradbury Robinson, American football player and physician (d. 1949)
- Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian journalist and author (d. 1937)
- Louis St. Laurent, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1973)
- Tip Snooke, South African cricketer (d. 1966)
- Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer and architect, designed the Grand Hotel Aranybika (d. 1955)
- Milan Hodža, Slovak journalist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia (d. 1944)
- Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1929)
- John Barry, Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1901)
- Clara Butt, English singer (d. 1936)
- Jerome F. Donovan, American lawyer and politician (d. 1949)
- Erik Adolf von Willebrand, Finnish physician (d. 1949)
- Ștefan Luchian, Romanian painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
- Agda Meyerson, Swedish nurse and healthcare activist (d. 1924)
- Victor Herbert, Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1924)
- Ignacio Bonillas, Mexican diplomat (d. 1942)
- Durham Stevens, American lawyer and diplomat (d. 1908)
- G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist and academic (d. 1924)
- Emil Hartmann, Danish organist and composer (d. 1898)
- George Hendric Houghton, American clergyman and theologian (d. 1897)
- Émile Littré, French lexicographer and philosopher (d. 1881)
- Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss minister, poet, and educator (d. 1865)
- George Duff, Scottish captain (d. 1805)
- Thomas Campbell, Irish minister and theologian (d. 1854)
- Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, South African-French mycologist and academic (d. 1836)
- Johan Agrell, Swedish-German pianist and composer (d. 1765)
- Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1768)
- Johann Adam Birkenstock, German violinist and composer (d. 1733)
- Marie Thérèse de Bourbon, Princess of Conti and titular queen of Poland (d.1732)
- Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, Filipino nun, founded the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
- Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (d. 1729)
- Elkanah Settle, English poet and playwright (d. 1724)
- Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and scholar (d. 1689)
- Henry Briggs, British mathematician (d. 1630)
- Edward Coke, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1634)
- Johannes Trithemius, German lexicographer, historian, and cryptographer (d. 1516)
- Conrad Celtes, German poet and scholar (d. 1508)
- Eberhard II, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1504)
- Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (d. 1472)
- Walter de Stapledon, English bishop and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1326)
Deaths On This Day
- Jeremy Hardy, English comedian, radio host and panelist (b. 1961)
- Clive Swift, English actor (b. 1936)
- Wade Wilson, American football player and coach (b. 1959)
- Barys Kit, Belarusian rocket scientist (b. 1910)
- Mowzey Radio, Ugandan singer and songwriter (b. 1985)
- Desmond Carrington, British actor and broadcaster (b. 1926)
- Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores, Guatemalan general and politician, 27th President of Guatemala (b. 1930)
- Aldo Ciccolini, Italian-French pianist (b. 1925)
- Udo Lattek, German footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1935)
- Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1981)
- Luis Aragonés, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1938)
- Vasily Petrov, Russian marshal (b. 1917)
- Rene Ricard, American poet, painter, and critic (b. 1946)
- Maximilian Schell, Austrian-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- Ed Koch, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 105th Mayor of New York City (b. 1924)
- Shanu Lahiri, Indian painter and educator (b. 1928)
- Cecil Womack, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
- Don Cornelius, American television host and producer (b. 1936)
- Wisława Szymborska, Polish poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
- Beto Carrero, Brazilian actor and businessman (b. 1937)
- Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-American playwright and composer (b. 1911)
- John Vernon, Canadian-American actor (b. 1932)
- Suha Arın, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
- Space Shuttle Columbia crew Michael P. Anderson, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1959)
- Space Shuttle Columbia crew David M. Brown, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1956)
- Space Shuttle Columbia crew Kalpana Chawla, Indian-American engineer and astronaut (b. 1961)
- Space Shuttle Columbia crew Laurel Clark, American captain, surgeon, and astronaut (b. 1961)
- Space Shuttle Columbia crew Rick Husband, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1957)
- Space Shuttle Columbia crew William C. McCool, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1961)
- Space Shuttle Columbia crew Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1954)
- Mongo Santamaría, Cuban-American drummer and bandleader (b. 1922)
- Aykut Barka, Turkish geologist and academic (b. 1951)
- Hildegard Knef, German actress and singer (b. 1925)
- André D'Allemagne, Canadian political scientist and academic (b. 1929)
- Paul Mellon, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1907)
- Herb Caen, American journalist and author (b. 1916)
- Ray Crawford, American race car driver, pilot, and businessman (b. 1915)
- Jean Hamburger, French physician and surgeon (b. 1909)
- Elaine de Kooning, American painter and academic (b. 1918)
- Alessandro Blasetti, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
- Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
- Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., American engineer and businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company (b. 1892)
- Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1908)
- Abdi İpekçi, Turkish journalist and activist (b. 1929)
- Werner Heisenberg, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
- George Whipple, American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
- Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1921)
- Echol Cole and Robert Walker - sparking the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike
- Hedda Hopper, American actress and journalist (b. 1885)
- Buster Keaton, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
- Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (b. 1873)
- Clinton Davisson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
- Friedrich Paulus, German general (b. 1890)
- Nicolae Dumitru Cocea, Romanian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1880)
- Herbert Stothart, American conductor and composer (b. 1885)
- Piet Mondrian, Dutch-American painter (b. 1872)
- Philip Francis Nowlan, American author, created Buck Rogers (b. 1888)
- Zacharias Papantoniou, Greek journalist and critic (b. 1877)
- Georgios Kondylis, Greek general and politician, 128th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
- Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
- Maurice Prendergast, American painter (b. 1858)
- William Desmond Taylor, American actor and director (b. 1872)
- Carlos I of Portugal (b. 1863)
- Léon Serpollet, French businessman (b. 1858)
- Sir George Stokes, Anglo-Irish physicist, mathematician, and politician (b. 1819)
- Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (b. 1826)
- George Henry Sanderson, American lawyer and politician, 22nd Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
- Alexander Serov, Russian composer and critic (b. 1820)
- Mary Shelley, English novelist and playwright (b. 1797)
- Archibald Murphey, American judge and politician (b. 1777)
- William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1717)
- Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, English field marshal and politician (b. 1685)
- Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French priest and historian (b. 1682)
- Bakar of Georgia (b. 1699)
- Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian organist and composer (b. 1657)
- John Floyer, English physician and author (b. 1649)
- Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (b. 1670)
- Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1660)
- Pope Alexander VIII (b. 1610)
- Lawrence Humphrey, English theologian and academic (b. 1527)
- Menas of Ethiopia
- Girolamo Aleandro, Italian cardinal (b. 1480)
- Sigismund of Bavaria (b. 1439)
- Charles IV of France (b. 1294)
- Henry II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1207)
- Alexios Megas Komnenos, first Emperor of Trebizond
- Jawhar as-Siqilli, Fatimid statesman
- Ramiro I, king of Asturias
- Pope Stephen III (b. 720)
- Kan B'alam I, ruler of Palenque (b. 524)