On This Day in History: February 10
February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 324 days remain until the end of the year (325 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Triples drawn in SC Lottery's Pick 3 produces record winners. Tuesday's Pick 3 Midday drawing for the South Carolina Lottery produced a record number of winners who will split a $3.5 million payout.
- Alabama lottery and gambling bill moves to the Senate. A lottery and casino bill put forward by Alabama Senator Del Marsh was unanimously approved this morning to move on to the full State Senate for discussion.
- UK store clerk steals thousands in lottery scratch tickets, wins nothing. A debt-ridden Scottish store clerk stole $2,000 worth of lottery scratch tickets from the store where he worked, and didn't win a single penny.
- Georgia Lottery to add extra Cash 3, Cash 4 drawings. Georgia Lottery daily numbers games players will get extra opportunities to play every day starting Sunday.
- US lottery operators worry as fewer millennials line up to play. Young Americans are showing less interest in buying lotto tickets than their parents, prompting lottery officials to worry about the odds for future growth.
- Alabama House committee OKs lottery bill. A House committee Wednesday afternoon approved a bill that would allow voters to decide whether to establish a lottery in the state of Alabama.
- $485 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $485 million.
- Texas Lottery has its best week of scratch-off sales in 23-year history. Last week, the Texas Lottery had its highest scratch-off ticket sales in the Lottery's 23-year history, with sales of $76 million.
- Man arraigned in lottery winner's death. A Detroit man is charged with the murder of 86-year-old Arthur Weldon Neal, who went missing after winning $20,000 in the lottery in December.
- Bill shielding Arizona lottery winners set for Senate vote. Winners of large Arizona lottery jackpots would have their names kept secret for three months to give them time to prepare for their newfound wealth and shield their financial affairs under a bill set for a Senate vote Monday.
- Indiana woman claims Blue Chip Casino owes her $28M. Imagine feeling as though you are a multi-millionaire -- surrounded by well-wishers -- and then being told something must have gone haywire in the slot machine, and it was out of order.
- Kentucky Lottery manager faces lottery ticket fraud charges. A regional manager for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation is accused of fraudulently using lottery tickets after an investigation into 1,800 missing tickets, according to the Kentucky State Police.
- $325 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date. As a result of brisker than expected ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Powerball jackpot has been raised from $310 million to $325 million for Saturday's drawing.
- California school teachers hit $76M lottery jackpot. A group of 15 teachers and administrators at Shasta Lake School, who've been playing the state lottery together for seven years, picked the winning numbers for a $76 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot that was drawn on Saturday.
- Lottery millionaire's life hasn't changed much. Most people assume that a $1 million lottery jackpot would dramatically alter a person's life, but one year after collecting her big check, Julie Nolan said her life hasn't changed too much.
- Details about Arkansas Lottery emerge. In a memo to House members late Monday afternoon, House Speaker Robbie Wills, D-Conway, provided an overview of draft legislation to create Arkansas' voter-approved lottery for college scholarships.
- N.Y. woman shares lottery jackpot with sister. After winning the top prize in the New York Lottery's "Money, Money, Money" game, Lia Gentile, 44, of Buffalo, will keep only half of the $3 million jackpot, because the other half she gave to her younger sister who lives in Pennsylvania.
- Single ticket wins $76M Calif. lottery jackpot. A single California Lottery ticket purchased in Shasta Lake hit all six winning numbers in Saturday night's SuperLotto Plus game.
- 'Most dangerous' sex offender wins $10M lottery jackpot. A convicted Level 3 sex offender has won $10 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery.
- Mom, daughter share $1 million NY lottery prize. A New York assembly-line worker, mother of three and grandmother of one, beat odds of more than 1 in 5 million to win a scratch-ticket prize of $1 million.
- Georgia Republican proposes online lottery bill. A bill in the Georgia Legislature would start the nation's first online lottery.
- Long-awaited lottery number comes up. A long-awaited lottery number, whose failure to be drawn in nearly two years was blamed for suicides and other family tragedies, finally made its appearance in Venice in Italy's highly popular lotto game.
- Support eroding for Maine Gov.'s lottery plan. A Democratic state senator from Portland is breaking ranks with Gov. John Baldacci on the governor's plan to help balance the state budget by selling future lottery revenue. But it remains to be seen if that defection is isolated or the first sign that support is crumbling within the governor's party.
- N.C. lottery has a fighting chance this year. North Carolina Rep. Billy Owens, a perennial lottery supporter, says the 2005 session of the General Assembly appears to offer "the best chance ever," for the lottery to pass.
- Massachusetts unveils new multimedia ad campaign. The Massachusetts Lottery kicks off its latest advertising campaign this week, featuring television and radio advertisements which create awareness of the many benefits Lottery sales bring to the 351 cities and towns of the Commonwealth.
- $20 Million Lotto South Jackpot Is Sixth Highest Ever. With no jackpot winner in Saturday's Lotto South drawing, the jackpot has grown to an estimated $20 million, which is the sixth highest amount since the game began in September 2001.
- Mega Millions lottery to introduce changes when California joins game. Buddy Roogow, president of Mega Millions and Maryland Lottery director, offered no specific details, but stated that Mega Millions will undergo changes when California is added to the game.
- Californians react to Mega Millions decision. Odds are, people who play the state's SuperLotto will also play Mega Millions, and those who don't will consider giving it a shot.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpots will get bigger, quicker. When California joins Mega Millions later this year, the nation's most-populated state will bring an influx of new players and money that promises to boost the lottery's prize pool for players in all Mega Millions states.
- $121 Million Mega Millions Drawing Tonight. Mega Millions players from around the world are waiting to hear the winning numbers tonight for the largest Mega Millions jackpot since December, 2003.
- Husband, wife both buy winning lottery tickets. Unbeknownst to each other, Richard and Lois Thomas each bought winning tickets from Kompak King, a convenience store in Parkersburg, for Thursday night's West Virginia Lottery Cash 25 drawing.
- Indiana store looking for lottery winner. Nobody has come forward to claimed a $100,000 Powerball prize from Nov. 22, putting the store's commission in jeopardy.
- Tenn. lottery board members get final approval. The state House on Monday voted to confirm Gov. Phil Bredesen's appointees to the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.'s board of directors, the final approval required by law.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$564.1 Million
Feb 11, 2015
- 2.$336.4 Million
Feb 11, 2012
- 3.$286.1 Million
Feb 12, 2014
- 4.$285 Million
Feb 11, 2017
- 5.$250 Million
Feb 11, 2006
- 6.$242 Million
Feb 13, 2019
- 7.$202 Million
Feb 11, 2020
- 8.€163 Million
Feb 12, 2021
- 9.$184 Million
Feb 10, 2018
- 10.€129 Million
Feb 12, 2010
- 11.$173 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 12.€151 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 13.€138 Million
Feb 13, 2018
- 14.$157 Million
Feb 10, 2016
- 15.$153 Million
Feb 13, 2018
- 16.$150 Million
Feb 12, 2008
- 17.€105.4 Million
Feb 11, 2021
- 18.$125 Million
Feb 11, 2003
- 19.$122 Million
Feb 11, 2014
- 20.$121 Million
Feb 10, 2004
- 21.€97.41 Million
Feb 10, 2018
- 22.€104.3 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 23.$106 Million
Feb 13, 2007
- 24.$102 Million
Feb 10, 2006
- 25.€87.27 Million
Feb 11, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Feb 10, 1989
32 years old
Monday, Feb 10, 1986
35 years old
Sunday, Feb 10, 1980
41 years old
Sunday, Feb 10, 1980
41 years old
Saturday, Feb 10, 1973
48 years old
Thursday, Feb 10, 1966
55 years old
Monday, Feb 10, 1964
57 years old
Tuesday, Feb 10, 1959
62 years old
Tuesday, Feb 10, 1959
62 years old
Monday, Feb 10, 1958
63 years old
Sunday, Feb 10, 1957
64 years old
Sunday, Feb 10, 1952
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The traditional Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is canceled for the first time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Nineteen people are killed and 66 injured when a Kowloon Motor Bus double decker on route 872 in Hong Kong overturns.
- South Korea decides to stop the operation of the Kaesong joint industrial complex with North Korea in response to the launch of Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4.
- Thirty-six people are killed and 39 others are injured in a stampede in Allahabad, India, during the Kumbh Mela festival.
- The communications satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.
- France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.
- IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.
- Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
- Kenyan soldiers kill an estimated 5000 ethnic Somali Kenyans in the Wagalla massacre.
- Ras Al Khaimah joins the United Arab Emirates, now making up seven emirates.
- The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
- Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with and sinks the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, killing 82.
- Cold War: Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
- The Paris Peace Treaties are signed by Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland and the Allies of World War II.
- World War II: Attempting to completely lift the Siege of Leningrad, the Soviet Red Army engages German troops and Spanish volunteers in the Battle of Krasny Bor.
- The Soviet Union begins mass deportations of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia.
- Spanish Civil War: The Nationalists conclude their conquest of Catalonia and seal the border with France.
- Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launch the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
- In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf. Schaaf dies four days later.
- The Việt Nam Quốc Dân Đảng launches the failed Yên Bái mutiny in hope of overthrowing French protectorate over Vietnam.
- Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.
- Józef Haller de Hallenburg performs the symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
- About 75% of the population in Zone I votes to join Denmark in the 1920 Schleswig plebiscites.
- HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships, is christened.
- American Civil War: A Union naval flotilla destroys the bulk of the Confederate Mosquito Fleet in the Battle of Elizabeth City on the Pasquotank River in North Carolina.
- Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
- First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon: British defeat Sikhs in the final battle of the war.
- Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
- Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Champaubert ends in French victory over the Russians and the Prussians.
- French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
- Huilliches in Chiloé rebel against Spanish encomenderos.
- Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o' Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, a suspected assassination.
- Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
- The St Scholastica Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
- In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn, sparking the revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence.
- Mongol invasions: Baghdad falls to the Mongols, bringing the Islamic Golden Age to an end.
Births On This Day
- Yara Shahidi, American actress and model
- Lilly King, American swimmer
- Chloë Grace Moretz, American actress
- Nadia Podoroska, Argentinian tennis player
- Emanuel Mammana, Argentinian footballer
- Carolane Soucisse, Canadian ice dancer
- Lexi Thompson, American professional golfer
- Kang Seul-gi, South Korean singer
- Max Kepler, German baseball player
- Filip Twardzik, Czech footballer
- Luis Madrigal, Mexican footballer
- Haruka Nakagawa, Japanese singer and actress
- Reinhold Yabo, German footballer
- Rebecca Dempster, Scottish footballer
- Emma Roberts, American actress
- Choi Soo-young, South Korean singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer
- Liam Hendriks, Australian baseball player
- Francesco Acerbi, Italian footballer
- Jakub Kindl, Czech ice hockey player
- Justin Braun, American ice hockey player
- Facundo Roncaglia, Argentinian footballer
- Jeff Adrien, American basketball player
- Josh Akognon, American basketball player
- Radamel Falcao, Colombian footballer
- Roberto Jiménez Gago, Spanish footballer
- Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player
- Selçuk İnan, Turkish footballer
- Paul Millsap, American basketball player
- Greg Bird, Australian rugby league player
- Alex Gordon, American baseball player
- Kim Hyo-jin, South Korean actress
- Vic Fuentes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Justin Gatlin, American sprinter
- Tarmo Neemelo, Estonian footballer
- Hamad Al-Tayyar, Kuwaiti footballer
- Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
- Uzo Aduba, American actress
- Stephanie Beatriz, American actress
- Andrew Johnson, English international footballer and club ambassador
- Holly Willoughby, English model and television host
- César Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player
- Enzo Maresca, Italian footballer
- Mike Ribeiro, Canadian ice hockey player
- Joey Hand, American race car driver
- Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
- Lance Berkman, American baseball player and coach
- Keeley Hawes, English actress
- Elizabeth Banks, American actress
- Ty Law, American football player
- Ivri Lider, Israeli singer
- Henry Paul, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, English businesswoman and politician
- Michael Kasprowicz, Australian cricketer
- Lorena Rojas, Mexican actress and singer (d. 2015)
- Melissa Doyle, Australian journalist and author
- Noureddine Naybet, Moroccan international footballer and manager
- Åsne Seierstad, Norwegian journalist and author
- Joe Mangrum, American painter and sculptor
- James Small, South African rugby player (d. 2019)
- Peter Popovic, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
- Garrett Reisman, American engineer and astronaut
- Laura Dern, American actress, director, and producer
- Jacky Durand, French cyclist and sportscaster
- Vince Gilligan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Natalie Bennett, Australian-English journalist and politician
- Daryl Johnston, American football player and sportscaster
- Glenn Beck, American journalist, producer, and author
- Lenny Dykstra, American baseball player
- Randy Velischek, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Cliff Burton, American heavy metal bassist (d. 1986)
- Alexander Payne, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- George Stephanopoulos, American television journalist
- Jim Kent, American biologist, computer programmer, academic
- John Calipari, American basketball player and coach
- Katherine Freese, American astrophysicist and academic
- James Martin Graham, American Roman Catholic priest (d. 1997)
- Enele Sopoaga, Tuvaluan politician, 12th Prime Minister of Tuvalu
- Jim Cramer, American television personality, pundit, and author
- Greg Norman, Australian golfer and sportscaster
- Lee Hsien Loong, Singaporean general and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Singapore
- Bob Iger, American media executive
- Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican economist and politician (d. 1994)
- Mark Spitz, American swimmer
- Nigel Olsson, English rock drummer and singer-songwriter
- Louise Arbour, Canadian lawyer and jurist
- Butch Morris, American cornet player, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)
- Nicholas Owen, English journalist
- Delma S. Arrigoitia, Puerto Rican historian, author, educator and lawyer
- Peter Allen, Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1992)
- Frank Keating, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Oklahoma
- Frances Moore Lappé, American author and activist
- Rufus Reid, American bassist and composer
- Michael Apted, English director and producer (d. 2021)
- Mary Rand, English sprinter and long jumper
- Kenny Rankin, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
- Adrienne Clarkson, Hong Kong-Canadian journalist and politician, 26th Governor General of Canada
- Deolinda Rodríguez de Almeida, Angolan nationalist (d. 1967)
- Anne Anderson, Scottish physiologist and academic (d. 1983)
- Roberta Flack, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Theodore Antoniou, Greek composer and conductor (d. 2018)
- Richard Schickel, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 2017)
- Faramarz Payvar, Iranian santur player and composer (d. 2009)
- Barrie Ingham, English-American actor (d. 2015)
- James Edward Maceo West, American inventor and acoustician
- E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)
- Robert Wagner, American actor and producer
- Jerry Goldsmith, American composer and conductor (d. 2004)
- Jim Whittaker, American mountaineer
- Lou Whittaker, American mountaineer
- Leontyne Price, American operatic soprano
- Sidney Bryan Berry, American general (d. 2013)
- Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish soldier, footballer and manager (d. 1993)
- Pierre Mondy, French actor and director (d. 2012)
- Max Ferguson, Canadian radio host and actor (d. 2013)
- Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)
- Allie Sherman, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
- Árpád Göncz, Hungarian author, playwright, and politician, 1st President of Hungary (d. 2015)
- José Gabriel da Costa later known as Mestre Gabriel, Brazilian spiritual leader, founder of the União do Vegetal (d. 1971)
- Alex Comfort, English physician and author (d. 2000)
- Neva Patterson, American actress (d. 2010)
- José Manuel Castañón, Spanish lawyer and author (d. 2001)
- Ioannis Charalambopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2014)
- Vladimir Zeldin, Russian actor (d. 2016)
- Larry Adler, American harmonica player, composer, and actor (d. 2001)
- Dominique Pire, Belgian friar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)
- Min Thu Wun, Burmese poet, scholar, and politician (d. 2004)
- Jean Coulthard, Canadian composer and educator (d. 2000)
- Anthony Cottrell, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1988)
- Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (d. 1973)
- Walter A. Brown, American businessman, founded the Boston Celtics (d. 1964)
- Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1939)
- John Farrow, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1963)
- Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
- Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer and manager (d. 1939)
- Walter Houser Brattain, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
- Stella Adler, American actress and educator (d. 1992)
- Bertolt Brecht, German director, playwright, and poet (d. 1956)
- Joseph Kessel, French journalist and author (d. 1979)
- Judith Anderson, Australian actress (d. 1992)
- John Franklin Enders, American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
- Harold Macmillan, English captain and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1986)
- Jimmy Durante, American actor, singer, and pianist (d. 1980)
- Bill Tilden, American tennis player and coach (d. 1953)
- Alan Hale Sr., American actor and director (d. 1950)
- Fanny Kaplan, Ukrainian-Russian activist (d. 1918)
- Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
- Cevdet Sunay, Turkish general and politician, 5th President of Turkey (d. 1982)
- Edith Clarke, American electrical engineer (d. 1959)
- H.V. Hordern, Australian cricketer (d. 1938)
- Pauline Brunius, Swedish actress and director (d. 1954)
- Ernst Põdder, Estonian general (d. 1932)
- Royal Cortissoz, American art critic (d. 1948)
- Prince Waldemar of Prussia (d. 1879)
- William Allen White, American journalist and author (d. 1944)
- Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and public servant (d. 1957)
- Alexandre Millerand, French lawyer and politician, 12th President of France (d. 1943)
- Nabinchandra Sen, Bangladeshi poet and author (d. 1909)
- Lord Charles Beresford, Irish admiral and politician (d. 1919)
- Ira Remsen, American chemist and academic (d. 1927)
- Adelina Patti, Italian-French opera singer (d. 1919)
- Agnes Mary Clerke, Irish astronomer and author (d. 1907)
- Samuel Plimsoll, English merchant and politician (d. 1898)
- Roberto Bompiani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1908)
- George Chichester, 3rd Marquess of Donegall (d. 1883)
- Ary Scheffer, Dutch-French painter and academic (d. 1858)
- Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist and engineer (d. 1836)
- Charles Lamb, English poet and essayist (d. 1834)
- Benjamin Smith Barton, American botanist and physician (d. 1815)
- William Cornwallis, English admiral and politician (d. 1819)
- Johann Melchior Molter, German violinist and composer (d. 1765)
- Aaron Hill, English poet and playwright (d. 1750)
- Cornelis de Bie, Flemish poet and jurist (d. 1715)
- John Suckling, English poet and playwright (d. 1642)
- Christine of France, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1663)
- Domenico Bollani, Bishop of Milan (d. 1579)
- Thomas Platter, Swiss author and scholar (d. 1582)
- George of the Palatinate, German bishop (d. 1529)
Deaths On This Day
- Larry Flynt, American publisher (b. 1942)
- Carmen Argenziano, American actor (b. 1943)
- Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor (b. 1944)
- Mike Ilitch, American businessman (b. 1929)
- Fatima Surayya Bajia, Indian-Pakistani author and playwright (b. 1930)
- Naseer Aruri, Palestinian scholar and activist (b. 1934)
- Karl Josef Becker, German cardinal and theologian (b. 1928)
- Deng Liqun, Chinese theorist and politician (b. 1915)
- Stuart Hall, Jamaican-English sociologist and theorist (b. 1932)
- Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat (b. 1928)
- W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (b. 1927)
- David Hartman, American-Israeli rabbi and philosopher, founded the Shalom Hartman Institute (b. 1931)
- Lloyd Morrison, New Zealand banker and businessman, founded H. R. L. Morrison & Co (b. 1957)
- Jeffrey Zaslow, American journalist and author (b. 1958)
- Trevor Bailey, English cricketer and journalist (b. 1923)
- Fred Schaus, American basketball player and coach (b. 1925)
- Charles Wilson, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1933)
- Roy Scheider, American actor and boxer (b. 1932)
- James Yancey, American record producer and rapper (b. 1974)
- Arthur Miller, American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1915)
- Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer (b. 1910)
- Albert J. Ruffo, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of San Jose (b. 1908)
- Ron Ziegler, American politician, 14th White House Press Secretary (b. 1939)
- Dave Van Ronk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
- Abraham Beame, American academic and politician, 104th Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
- Buddy Tate, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1913)
- Jim Varney, American actor, comedian and writer (b. 1949)
- Brian Connolly, Scottish musician (b. 1945)
- Paul Monette, American author, poet, and activist (b. 1945)
- Fred Hollows, New Zealand-Australian ophthalmologist and academic (b. 1929)
- Alex Haley, American soldier, journalist, and author (b. 1921)
- Edvard Kardelj, Slovene general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1910)
- Nikos Kavvadias, Greek sailor and poet (b. 1910)
- Dionysios Kokkinos, Greek historian and author (b. 1884)
- Billy Rose, American composer and songwriter (b. 1899)
- Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
- Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (b. 1867)
- Leonora Speyer, American poet and violinist (b. 1872)
- Emmanouil Tsouderos, Greek banker and politician, 132nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1882)
- Marcel Mauss, French sociologist and anthropologist (b. 1872)
- Anacleto Díaz, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1878)
- E. M. Antoniadi, Greek-French astronomer and chess player (b. 1870)
- Pope Pius XI (b. 1857)
- Edgar Wallace, English author and screenwriter (b. 1875)
- José Sánchez del Río, Mexican martyr and saint (b. 1913)
- Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
- Henry Strangways, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of South Australia (b. 1832)
- Abdul Hamid II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1842)
- Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian soldier and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1833)
- John William Waterhouse, English soldier and painter (b. 1849)
- Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek long jumper (b. 1888)
- Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, English surgeon and academic (b. 1827)
- Ezra Butler Eddy, American-Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1827)
- John A. Roche, American lawyer and politician, 30th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
- Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian-Swedish mathematician and physicist (b. 1850)
- Ellen Wood, English author (b. 1814)
- Honoré Daumier, French illustrator and painter (b. 1808)
- Heinrich Lenz, Estonian-Italian physicist and academic (b. 1804)
- David Thompson, English-Canadian surveyor and explorer (b. 1770)
- José Joaquín de Herrera, Mexican politician and general (b. 1792)
- Maria Aletta Hulshoff, Dutch feminist and pamphleteer (b. 1781)
- Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and author (b. 1799)
- Pope Leo XII (b. 1760)
- Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian and author (b. 1702)
- Montesquieu, French lawyer and philosopher (b. 1689)
- William Dugdale, English genealogist and historian (b. 1605)
- Judith Leyster, Dutch painter (b. 1609)
- Wilhelm Xylander, German scholar, translator, and academic (b. 1532)
- Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary, Queen of Scots (b. 1545)
- John V, Count of Oldenburg, German noble (b. 1460)
- Catherine of Saxony, Archduchess of Austria (b. 1468)
- Frederick II, Margrave of Brandenburg (b. 1413)
- Blessed Clare of Rimini (b. 1282)
- Temür Khan, Emperor Chengzong of Yuan (b. 1265)
- John "the Red" Comyn, Scottish nobleman
- Margaret II, Countess of Flanders (b. 1202)
- Emperor Shijō of Japan (b. 1231)
- Saint Verdiana, Italian recluse (b. 1182)
- Baldwin III of Jerusalem (b. 1130)
- William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1071)
- Scholastica, Christian nun