On This Day in History: February 12
February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 322 days remain until the end of the year (323 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Hawaii is the latest state to take first steps of starting a lottery. A bill that advocates for the creation of a state lottery was approved by the Hawaii Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, which means that the state is one step closer to potentially operating its own lottery.
- Ireland lottery jackpot winner loses ticket twice. A Dublin woman admitted to losing her winning Lotto ticket twice after finding out that she was one of two lucky winners to sharing a massive €7.7 million (US$8.4 million) jackpot.
- Jamaican lottery winner wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity. A lottery winner in Jamaica who seemingly wanted to remain anonymous chose quite the mask to conceal his face.
- NJ Lottery holds annual second-chance drawing. The New Jersey Lottery held the Grand Prize Drawing of the 2015 Million Dollar Replay program with more than 100 semi-finalists and their guests in attendance at the War Memorial in Trenton.
- Man to use lottery winnings to open new business. A Kansas man who won a $10,000 lottery prize plans to use his winnings to make his dreams come true by opening his own business.
- Three tickets to split massive $564 million Powerball jackpot. Three Powerball lottery tickets sold in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Texas matched all the winning numbers Wednesday night to share a $564.1 million jackpot.
- Orlando man claims $46 million Florida Lotto jackpot. The Florida Lottery announced Tuesday that James Caldwell of Orlando claimed a $46 million jackpot from the Dec. 18 drawing.
- N.M. Lottery announces CEO finalists. The New Mexico Lottery has announced four finalists for the chief executive officer's position, which became vacant in November the lottery's board of directors fired former CEO Tom Romero without explanation.
- Wyoming lottery bill advances to Senate floor. A Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would bring the lottery to Wyoming.
- 29 co-workers share $1 million Powerball prize. Tuesday morning a group of self-proclaimed IT geeks who work at the Humana headquarters in Louisville claimed a $1 million Powerball prize, with the group voting to include their co-workers who hadn't been able to participate in the win.
- Arkansas Lottery Commission picks new director. The Arkansas Lottery Commission today picked Bishop Woosley, the lottery's chief legal counsel, to be the state's new lottery director.
- Lawmakers recommend expansion of Maine Lottery. Maine lawmakers say they want to expand the state lottery by adding a video version of keno and joining the multistate Mega Millions, but Gov. John Baldacci is against the idea.
- New games send lottery sales soaring. Tennessee lottery officials say sales are surging because of two new games: Mega Millions and Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.
- Early talks for a joint Powerball-British lottery game. Will Powerball marry up with the British lottery or even Euro Millions, creating the largest lottery jackpots on the face of the earth?
- Once again, no lottery for Wyoming. The Wyoming House has defeated legislation that would have created a state lottery and allowed Wyoming to take part in the Powerball lottery.
- £10 million lottery winner blows fortune, in debt. When hospital porter John McGuinness won a Â£10 million (US$19.5 million) British National Lottery jackpot, he thought his good fortune would never end. Eleven years later, he is deep in debt, looking for a job and applying for public housing.
- Tennessee Lottery wastes $1M on needless legal activities. The Tennessee Lottery has incurred out-of-control legal expenses that stem from needless and insignficant legal activities, according to recent reports.
- Need $150 million? Try for Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery players have another chance at the good life Friday night when the Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches an estimated $150 million.
- Can a lottery win make you happy?. The first Euro Millions lottery draw takes place on Friday, with the prospect of multi-million pound jackpots. How do windfall winners come to grips with their newfound wealth - and does it make them happy?
- Strongly worded letter sent to lottery director before his death. After being directed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the state's finance commissioner has worked with the Minnesota State Lottery since last spring to tighten operations, but enough lapses continued that a strongly worded letter was sent to lottery director George Andersen shortly before his death, the Pioneer Press reported.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$317 Million
Feb 15, 2017
- 2.$300 Million
Feb 15, 2006
- 3.$286.1 Million
Feb 12, 2014
- 4.$242 Million
Feb 13, 2019
- 5.$203 Million
Feb 14, 2018
- 6.€163 Million
Feb 12, 2021
- 7.$176 Million
Feb 13, 2016
- 8.€129 Million
Feb 12, 2010
- 9.$173 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 10.€151 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 11.€138 Million
Feb 13, 2018
- 12.$153 Million
Feb 13, 2018
- 13.$150 Million
Feb 13, 2004
- 13.$150 Million
Feb 12, 2008
- 15.$139 Million
Feb 14, 2014
- 16.€106.7 Million
Feb 13, 2021
- 17.€98.55 Million
Feb 13, 2018
- 18.$120 Million
Feb 14, 2006
- 19.€104.3 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 20.$106 Million
Feb 13, 2007
- 21.€88.35 Million
Feb 14, 2017
- 22.$92 Million
Feb 14, 2009
- 23.$87 Million
Feb 12, 2016
- 24.$85 Million
Feb 13, 2009
- 25.$82 Million
Feb 12, 2011
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Feb 12, 1978
43 years old
Sunday, Feb 12, 1978
43 years old
Thursday, Feb 12, 1970
51 years old
Friday, Feb 12, 1965
56 years old
Friday, Feb 12, 1965
56 years old
Wednesday, Feb 12, 1964
57 years old
Monday, Feb 12, 1962
59 years old
Sunday, Feb 12, 1956
65 years old
Saturday, Feb 12, 1955
66 years old
Monday, Feb 12, 1951
70 years old
Tuesday, Feb 12, 1946
75 years old
Wednesday, Feb 12, 1930
91 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The country known as the Republic of Macedonia renames itself the Republic of North Macedonia in accordance with the Prespa agreement, settling a long-standing naming dispute with Greece.
- Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign an Ecumenical Declaration in the first such meeting between leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches since their split in 1054.
- Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
- The city of San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
- The trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
- An Iran Airtour Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
- NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
- United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
- Four thieves break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream.
- Two-year-old James Bulger is abducted from New Strand Shopping Centre by two ten-year-old boys, who later torture and murder him.
- The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
- Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
- Cold War: The 1988 Black Sea bumping incident: The U.S. missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48) is intentionally rammed by the Soviet frigate Bezzavetnyy in the Soviet territorial waters, while Yorktown claims innocent passage.
- One hundred women protest in Lahore, Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
- Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre.
- Malcolm X visits Smethwick in Birmingham following the racially-charged 1964 United Kingdom general election.
- Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
- The Soviet Union launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
- The largest observed iron meteorite until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
- Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.
- World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
- African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the civil rights movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
- USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
- George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music", in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.
- Bolsheviks launch a revolt in Georgia as a preliminary to the Red Army invasion of Georgia.
- In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
- The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
- New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
- Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, killing one person and wounding 20.
- Antonín Dvořák's Jakobín is premiered at National Theater in Prague
- Michigan State University is established.
- Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
- The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
- Bernardo O'Higgins formally approves the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
- An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops at the Battle of Chacabuco.
- Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
- Georgia Day: Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, by settling at Savannah.
- The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
- Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
- Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
- Isabella I issues an edict outlawing Islam in the Crown of Castile, forcing virtually all her Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity.
- Vasco da Gama with 15 ships and 800 men sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
- English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans in the Battle of the Herrings.
- The Italian professor Galeazzo di Santa Sophie performed the first post-mortem autopsy for the purposes of teaching and demonstration at the Heiligen-Geist Spital in Vienna.
Births On This Day
- Kim Ji-min, South Korean actress
- Maggie Coles-Lyster, Canadian cyclist
- Arman Hall, American sprinter
- Patrick Herrmann, German footballer
- Robert Griffin III, American football player
- DeMarco Murray, American football player
- Nicolás Otamendi, Argentine footballer
- Mike Posner, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Jérémy Chardy, French tennis player
- Brad Keselowski, American race car driver
- Andrei Sidorenkov, Estonian footballer
- Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer
- Carlton Brewster, American football player and coach
- Jonas Hiller, Swiss ice hockey player
- Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
- Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand rugby player
- Wade McKinnon, Australian rugby league player
- Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
- Sarah Lancaster, American actress
- Christina Ricci, American actress and producer
- Gucci Mane, American rapper
- Antonio Chatman, American football player
- Jesse Spencer, Australian actor and violinist
- Paul Anderson, English actor
- Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player and manager
- Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby player
- Naseem Hamed, English boxer
- Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater
- Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress and singer
- Scott Menville, American voice actor, singer, actor and musician
- Jim Creeggan, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player
- Bryan Roy, Dutch footballer and manager
- Judd Winick, American author and illustrator
- Darren Aronofsky, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (d. 2014)
- Steve Backley, English javelin thrower
- Anneli Drecker, Norwegian singer and actress
- Hong Myung-bo, South Korean footballer and manager
- Josh Brolin, American actor
- Chynna Phillips, American singer and actress
- Paul Crook, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Rubén Amaro, Jr., American baseball player and manager
- Christine Elise, American actress and producer
- David Westlake, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Omar Hakim, American drummer, producer, arranger, and composer
- Jim Harris, Canadian environmentalist and politician
- Michel Martelly, Haitian singer and politician, 56th President of Haiti
- Di Farmer, Queensland Member of Parliament
- Outback Jack, Australian-American wrestler
- Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
- Ad Melkert, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
- Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist and songwriter
- Bill Laswell, American bass player and producer
- Chet Lemon, American baseball player and coach
- Joseph Jordania, Georgian-Australian musicologist and academic
- Tzimis Panousis, Greek comedian, singer, and author (d. 2018)
- Phil Zimmermann, American cryptographer and programmer
- Joanna Kerns, American actress and director
- Simon MacCorkindale, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
- Michael McDonald, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Angelo Branduardi, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Steve Hackett, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Michael Ironside, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Gundappa Viswanath, Indian Cricketer
- Ray Kurzweil, American computer scientist and engineer
- Nicholas Soames, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
- Jean Eyeghé Ndong, Gabonese politician, Prime Minister of Gabon
- Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress
- Maud Adams, Swedish model and actress
- David D. Friedman, American economist, physicist, and scholar
- Ehud Barak, Israeli general and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Israel
- Pat Dobson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2006)
- Dominguinhos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2013)
- Naomi Uemura, Japanese mountaineer and explorer (d. 1984)
- Leon Kass, American physician, scientist, and educator
- Ray Manzarek, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2013)
- Judy Blume, Jewish-American author and educator
- Alan Ebringer, Australian immunologist
- Gene McDaniels, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
- Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
- Anne Osborn Krueger, American economist and academic
- Bill Russell, American basketball player and coach
- Costa-Gavras, Greek-French director and producer
- Brian Carlson, Australian rugby league player (d. 1987)
- Axel Jensen, Norwegian author and poet (d. 2003)
- Julian Simon, American economist, author, and academic (d. 1998)
- Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch-American author and translator (d. 2008)
- John Doyle, Irish hurler and politician (d. 2010)
- Arlen Specter, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
- Vincent Montana, Jr., American drummer and composer (d. 2013)
- Rolf Brem, Swiss sculptor and illustrator (d. 2014)
- Joe Garagiola, Sr., American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2016)
- Charles Van Doren, American academic (d. 2019)
- Sir Anthony Berry, British Conservative politician (d. 1984)
- Joan Mitchell, American-French painter (d. 1992)
- Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director, producer, and politician (d. 2019)
- Hussein Onn, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)
- Raymond Mhlaba, South African anti-apartheid and ANC activist (d. 2005)
- Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)
- Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (d. 2015)
- Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
- Al Cervi, American basketball player and coach (d. 2009)
- Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 2009)
- Joseph Alioto, American lawyer and politician, 36th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
- Lorne Greene, Canadian-American actor (d. 1987)
- Olivia Hooker, American sailor (d. 2018)
- Tex Beneke, American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader (d. 2000)
- Johanna von Caemmerer, German mathematician (d. 1971)
- R. F. Delderfield, English author and playwright (d. 1972)
- Charles Mathiesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1994)
- Zoran Mušič, Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005)
- Sigmund Rascher, German physician (d. 1945)
- Jean Effel, French painter, caricaturist, illustrator and journalist (d. 1982)
- Jacques Herbrand, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1931)
- Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
- Ted Mack, American radio and television host (d. 1976)
- Jorge Basadre, Peruvian historian (d. 1980)
- Chick Hafey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)
- William Collier, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
- Roger J. Traynor, American lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (d. 1983)
- Wallace Ford, English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)
- Charles Groves Wright Anderson, South African-Australian colonel and politician (d. 1988)
- Lincoln LaPaz, American astronomer and academic (d. 1985)
- Kristian Djurhuus, Faroese lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1984)
- Omar Bradley, American general (d. 1981)
- Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk, lawyer, and judge (d. 1999)
- Julius Streicher, German publisher, founded Der Stürmer (d. 1946)
- Max Beckmann, German painter and sculptor (d. 1950)
- Johan Laidoner, Estonian-Russian general (d. 1953)
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth, American author (d. 1980)
- Marie Vassilieff, Russian-French painter (d. 1957)
- Walter Nash, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1968)
- Anna Pavlova, Russian-English ballerina and actress (d. 1931)
- George Preca, Maltese priest and saint (d. 1962)
- John L. Lewis, American miner and union leader (d. 1969)
- Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded Renault (d. 1944)
- 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
- Marie Lloyd, English actress and singer (d. 1922)
- Kiến Phúc, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1884)
- Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
- Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1937)
- Eugène Atget, French photographer (d. 1927)
- Bobby Peel, English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)
- Thomas Moran, British-American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School (d. 1926)
- George Meredith, English novelist and poet (d. 1909)
- Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher, founded Arya Samaj (d. 1883)
- William Wetmore Story, American sculptor, architect, poet and editor
- Charles Darwin, English geologist and theorist (d. 1882)
- Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
- Heinrich Lenz, German-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1865)
- Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player and composer (d. 1867)
- Valentín Canalizo, Mexican general and politician. 14th President (1843-1844) (d. 1850)
- Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (d. 1883)
- Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)
- Norbert Provencher, Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1853)
- Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist and chemist (d. 1838)
- Bernard Courtois, French chemist and academic (d. 1838)
- Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German author and poet (d. 1843)
- Louisa Adams, 6th First Lady of the United States (d. 1852)
- Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)
- Jan Ladislav Dussek, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1812)
- François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
- Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
- Johann Joseph Christian, German Baroque sculptor and woodcarver (d. 1777)
- Charles Pinot Duclos, French author (d. 1772)
- Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
- Cotton Mather, English-American minister and author (d. 1728)
- Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist and zoologist (d. 1680)
- Daniello Bartoli, Italian Jesuit priest (d. 1685)
- John Winthrop the Younger, English-American lawyer and politician, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
- Caspar Barlaeus, Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)
- Thomas Campion, English composer, poet, and physician (d. 1620)
- Won Gyun, Korean general and admiral (d. 1597)
- Frederick II of Legnica, Duke of Legnica (d. 1547)
- Giovanni II Bentivoglio, Italian noble (d. 1508)
- John Henry, Margrave of Moravia (d. 1375)
- Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shōgun (d. 1256)
- Conrad II of Italy (d. 1101)
- Princess Ōku of Japan (d. 702)
- Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei, nominal empress regnant of Northern Wei
- AD 41
- Britannicus, Roman son of Claudius (d. 55)
Deaths On This Day
- Christie Blatchford, Canadian newspaper columnist, journalist and broadcaster (b. 1951)
- Gordon Banks, English footballer (b. 1937)
- Lyndon LaRouche, American political activist (b. 1922)
- Pedro Morales, Puerto Rican professional wrestler and commentator (b. 1942)
- Al Jarreau, American singer (b. 1940)
- Anna Marguerite McCann, first female American underwater archaeologist (b. 1933)
- Ren Xinmin, Chinese rocket scientist (b. 1915)
- Dominique D'Onofrio, Italian-Belgian footballer and coach (b. 1953)
- Yannis Kalaitzis, Greek cartoonist (b. 1945)
- Yan Su, Chinese general and composer (b. 1930)
- Movita Castaneda, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
- Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th Menteri Besar of Kelantan (b. 1931)
- Gary Owens, American radio host and voice actor (b. 1934)
- Steve Strange, Welsh singer (b. 1959)
- Sid Caesar, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
- John Pickstone, English historian and author (b. 1944)
- Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1941)
- Reginald Turnill, English journalist and author (b. 1915)
- Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (b. 1931)
- Zina Bethune, American actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1945)
- Denis Flannery, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1928)
- David Kelly, Irish actor (b. 1929)
- John Severin, American illustrator (b. 1921)
- Peter Alexander, Austrian singer and actor (b. 1926)
- Betty Garrett, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1919)
- Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (b. 1935)
- Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
- Colgan Air Flight 3407 victims: Alison Des Forges, American historian and activist (b. 1942)
- Colgan Air Flight 3407 victims: Beverly Eckert, American activist (b. 1951)
- Colgan Air Flight 3407 victims: Mat Mathews, Dutch accordion player (b. 1924)
- Colgan Air Flight 3407 victims: Coleman Mellett, American guitarist (b. 1974)
- Colgan Air Flight 3407 victims: Gerry Niewood, American saxophonist (b. 1943)
- David Groh, American actor (b. 1939)
- Ann Barzel, American writer and dance critic (b. 1905)
- Peggy Gilbert, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
- Dorothy Stang, American-Brazilian nun and missionary (b. 1931)
- John Eriksen, Danish footballer (b. 1957)
- Kristina Söderbaum, Swedish-German actress and producer (b. 1912)
- Tom Landry, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
- Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (b. 1922)
- Gardner Ackley, American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1915)
- Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (b. 1952)
- Donald Judd, American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
- Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (b. 1907)
- Roger Patterson, American bass player (b. 1968)
- Thomas Bernhard, Austrian playwright and author (b. 1931)
- Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (b. 1924)
- Anna Anderson, Polish-American woman, who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1896)
- Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and poet (b. 1914)
- Eubie Blake, American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
- Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (b. 1902)
- Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and activist (b. 1913)
- Jean Renoir, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
- Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1894)
- Frank Stagg, Irish Republican hunger striker (b. 1941)
- Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939)
- Carl Lutz, Swiss vice-consul to Hungary during WWII, credited with saving over 62,000 Jews (b. 1895)
- James Cash Penney, American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney (b. 1875)
- Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (b. 1903)
- Oskar Anderson, Bulgarian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1887)
- Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1897)
- Dziga Vertov, Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
- Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian educator, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
- Moses Gomberg, Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (b. 1866)
- Eugene Esmonde, Irish-English lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1909)
- Avraham Stern, Polish-Israeli militant leader (b. 1907)
- Grant Wood, American painter and academic (b. 1891)
- Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (b. 1846)
- Samad bey Mehmandarov, Azerbaijani-Russian general and politician, 3rd Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (b. 1855)
- Lillie Langtry, English singer and actress (b. 1853)
- Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, philosopher, and academic (b. 1831)
- Émile Waldteufel, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)
- Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician (b. 1841)
- Ambroise Thomas, French composer and academic (b. 1811)
- Hans von Bülow, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1830)
- Randolph Caldecott, English-American painter and illustrator (b. 1846)
- Friedrich Schleiermacher, German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)
- Immanuel Kant, German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1724)
- Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist and physiologist (b. 1729)
- Ethan Allen, American farmer, general, and politician (b. 1738)
- Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (b. 1710)
- Pierre de Marivaux, French author and playwright (b. 1688)
- Agostino Steffani, Italian priest and composer (b. 1653)
- Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor (b. 1664)
- George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist, founded George Heriot's School (b. 1563)
- Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartographer (b. 1563)
- Edward Denny, Knight Banneret of Bishop's Stortford, English soldier, privateer and adventurer (b. 1547)
- François Hotman, French lawyer and author (b. 1524)
- Nicholas Throckmorton, English politician and diplomat (b. 1515)
- Lord Guildford Dudley, English son of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland (b. 1536; executed)
- Lady Jane Grey, de facto monarch of England and Ireland for nine days (b. 1537; executed)
- Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, engraver, and architect (b. 1480)
- Catherine of Navarre (b. 1468)
- Amadeus of the Amidei, Italian saint
- Ermesinde, Countess of Luxembourg, ruler (b. 1185)
- Ælfstan, bishop of Ramsbury
- Wulfhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Li, empress of Yan
- Antony II, patriarch of Constantinople
- Henjō, Japanese priest and poet (b. 816)
- Benedict of Aniane, French monk and saint (b. 747)