On This Day in History: February 14
February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 320 days remain until the end of the year (321 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Alaska governor proposes lottery amid budget woes. Alaska, long-reliant on oil and in search of options amid a persistent budget deficit, may turn to the lottery for help.
- Michigan woman wins 3 large Keno prizes on same day. A Lansing woman recently won three big Michigan Lottery prizes on the same day and one of them was worth $250,000.
- Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous. The mystery woman in possession of the winning $560 million Powerball ticket purchased last month in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is highly stressed and is preparing to have security guards in place should her name be revealed, according to her lawyers.
- Some N.C. Carolina Cash 5 lottery winners are due a little more. The N.C. Education Lottery says 48 Carolina Cash 5 game winners received $4 less than they actually won.
- Iowa Supreme Court hears lottery rigging case. The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether purely circumstantial evidence was enough to convict a former lottery employee of rigging Iowa's Hot Lotto game to win a $16.5 million jackpot.
- Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner planning to sue lottery for 'ruining' her life. Britain's youngest EuroMillions lottery winner has revealed she is planning to take legal action against the lottery for negligence.
- Pennsylvania Lottery pays off for state's senior citizens. Since its first drawing in 1972, Pennsylvania's lottery has contributed nearly $25 billion to senior programs for low-cost prescription drugs, free and reduced-fare transportation, rebates on property taxes and rent, long-term care services and senior centers.
- Pa. lottery deal becomes political football. Gov. Tom Corbett is pressing state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to say whether she'll approve a contract to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.
- Texas man alters lottery ticket, tries to claim prize. A Houston man is accused of altering a lottery ticket last year to claim the cash prize, the Harris County District Attorney's Office said.
- Police break up suspected lottery ticket theft ring. In Washington state, police have arrested three people on suspicion of stealing lottery scratch tickets from stores all over King and Snohomish counties, then cashing them in at other stores.
- Calif. Lottery Director explains expensive party. The director of the California Lottery said she would cut her staff's conference travel budget to offset $50,000 in taxpayer money spent on a questionable employee-recognition party that was the focus of a state Senate hearing Tuesday.
- Lottery winner surprised ticket worth $250,000. A Michigan man holding what he thought was a $150 winning lottery ticket was shocked to learn that it was actually worth a quarter of a million dollars.
- Same lottery numbers win game twice. Wisconsin lottery officials report the same combination has won the SuperCash game twice within ten days.
- Behind the scenes of the Georgia Lottery. The Georgia Lottery has been around for 13 years now and lottery officials say 86 percent of Georgians play. But is it a fair game? WALB News took a behind-the-scenes look to find out.
- Lottery scams target big-spending Australians. Overseas lottery scams are flourishing and Australians are being sucked in, many of them losing thousands of dollars, the Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) says.
- Tennessee lottery winner sues state. A woman who won a Tennseess Lottery scratch-off ticket worth over $1 million has sued the state for preventing her from assigning some of her winnings to a financial company in return for a lump sum payout.
- N.C. Lottery under fire in court; Judge may suspend progress. A Superior Court judge said he would decide this week whether the state should stop work on launching a lottery while lawyers debate whether the game is legal.
- $420 million of lottery jackpots in two days. No one has won the Mega Millions or the Powerball jackpots since last year, making the combined jackpots swell to a staggering $420 million.
- Mega Millions Skyrockets to $177 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $177 million Saturday when no tickets matched all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball in the Friday drawing.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$330.8 Million
Feb 15, 2014
- 2.$317 Million
Feb 15, 2017
- 3.$300 Million
Feb 15, 2006
- 4.$260 Million
Feb 16, 2019
- 5.$203 Million
Feb 14, 2018
- 6.$190 Million
Feb 15, 2019
- 7.$189 Million
Feb 17, 2016
- 8.€151 Million
Feb 16, 2018
- 9.€164 Million
Feb 15, 2019
- 10.$179 Million
Feb 15, 2008
- 11.$177 Million
Feb 17, 2004
- 12.$168 Million
Feb 16, 2018
- 13.$139 Million
Feb 14, 2014
- 14.$130 Million
Feb 16, 2007
- 15.€99.61 Million
Feb 15, 2018
- 16.$120 Million
Feb 14, 2006
- 17.€105.37 Million
Feb 14, 2019
- 18.$103 Million
Feb 17, 2009
- 19.$101 Million
Feb 16, 2011
- 20.$94 Million
Feb 16, 2016
- 21.€88.35 Million
Feb 14, 2017
- 22.$92 Million
Feb 14, 2009
- 23.$88 Million
Feb 17, 2015
- 24.$86 Million
Feb 16, 2008
- 25.$74 Million
Feb 16, 2008
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Feb 14, 1990
30 years old
Friday, Feb 14, 1986
34 years old
Thursday, Feb 14, 1985
35 years old
Monday, Feb 14, 1983
37 years old
Wednesday, Feb 14, 1979
41 years old
Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
42 years old
Saturday, Feb 14, 1976
44 years old
Saturday, Feb 14, 1976
44 years old
Thursday, Feb 14, 1974
46 years old
Saturday, Feb 14, 1970
50 years old
Friday, Feb 14, 1969
51 years old
Friday, Feb 14, 1969
51 years old
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
Monday, Feb 14, 1966
54 years old
Saturday, Feb 14, 1959
61 years old
Wednesday, Feb 14, 1951
69 years old
Sunday, Feb 14, 1943
77 years old
Friday, Feb 14, 1941
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in the Miami metropolitan area is one of the deadliest school massacres with 17 fatalities and 15 injuries.
- As a part of Arab Spring, the Bahraini uprising begins with a 'Day of Rage'.
- Northern Illinois University shooting: A gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in six fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.
- In Beirut, 22 people, including former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, are killed when the equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT is detonated while Hariri's motorcade drives through the city.
- Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit Makati, Davao City, and General Santos City, all in the Philippines.
- YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.
- In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
- The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
- An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil created a massive explosion which kills 120.
- Ninety-two people are killed when Indian Airlines Flight 605 crashes in Bangalore, India.
- The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth that later become famous as Pale Blue Dot.
- Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
- Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
- United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
- In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
- Australian currency is decimalized.
- Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
- The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
- The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
- The Bank of England is nationalized.
- World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden.
- World War II: Navigational error leads to the mistaken bombing of Prague, Czechoslovakia by an American squadron of B-17s assisting in the Soviet's Vistula-Oder Offensive.
- World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially beginning U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.
- World War II: In the Action of 14 February 1944, a British submarine sinks a German-controlled Italian submarine in the Strait of Malacca.
- World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
- World War II: Tunisia Campaign: General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
- Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
- Saint Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago.
- The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
- The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago.
- The Polish-Soviet War begins.
- Arizona is admitted as the 48th and the last contiguous U.S. state.
- The U.S. Navy commissions its first class of diesel-powered submarines.
- The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor).
- British forces begin the Battle of the Tugela Heights in an effort to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
- Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
- The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
- Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
- Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
- Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
- Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, the first hospital in England to provide in-patient beds specifically for children, is founded in London.
- In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
- The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in the Latter Day Saint movement, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
- Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
- Karađorđe leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
- French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent: John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
- American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia.
- James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
- The United States flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
- Arauco War: The Mapuche under their elected military leader, Clentaru, rise up against the Spanish in an insurrection in present-day central Chile.
- Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
- Coronation of Akbar.
- Spanish conquistadores, led by Nuño de Guzmán, overthrow and execute Tangaxuan II, the last independent monarch of the Tarascan state in present-day central Mexico.
- Richard II of England dies, most probably from starvation, in Pontefract Castle, on the orders of Henry Bolingbroke.
- Several hundred Jews are burned to death by mobs while the remaining Jews are forcibly removed from Strasbourg.
- Pope Innocent II is elected.
- Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
- Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
- Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
- Abbasid Revolution: The Hashimi rebels under Abu Muslim Khorasani take Merv, capital of the Umayyad province Khorasan, marking the consolidation of the Abbasid revolt.
Births On This Day
- Lucas Hernandez, French footballer
- Christian Eriksen, Danish footballer
- Freddie Highmore, English actor
- Daniela Mona Lambin, Estonian footballer
- Chris Rowney, English footballer
- Sefa Yılmaz, German-Turkish footballer
- Néstor Calderón, Mexican footballer
- Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer
- Emma Miskew, Canadian curler
- Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jurij Tepeš, Slovenian ski jumper
- Kristian Thomas, English gymnast
- Katie Boland, Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Ángel Di María, Argentinian footballer
- Siim Liivik, Estonian ice hockey player
- Asia Nitollano, American singer and dancer
- Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer
- Tom Pyatt, Canadian ice hockey player
- David Wheater, English footballer
- Michael Ammermüller, German race car driver
- Oliver Lee, English actor, director, and screenwriter
- Gao Lin, Chinese footballer
- Karima Adebibe, English model and actress
- Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
- Heart Evangelista, Filipino singer and actress
- Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
- Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
- Callix Crabbe, Virgin Islander baseball player
- Rocky Elsom, Australian rugby player
- Bacary Sagna, French footballer
- Marián Gáborík, Slovak ice hockey player
- John Halls, English footballer and model
- Lenka Tvarošková, Slovak tennis player
- Matteo Brighi, Italian footballer
- Randy de Puniet, French motorcycle racer
- Brad Halsey, American baseball player (d. 2014)
- Josh Senter, American screenwriter and producer
- Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress and producer
- Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
- Darius Songaila, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
- Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
- Jim Jefferies, Australian comedian and actor
- Darren Purse, English footballer
- Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
- Anna Erschler, Russian mathematician
- Robert J. Jackson Jr., American law professor
- Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer-songwriter
- Rie Rasmussen, Danish model, film director, writer, photographer, and actress
- Valentina Vezzali, Italian fencer and politician
- H. D. Ackerman, South African cricketer
- Tyus Edney, American basketball player and coach
- Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)
- Annalisa Buffa, Italian mathematician
- Drew Bledsoe, American football player and coach
- Musōyama Masashi, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress and singer
- Jaan Tallinn, Estonian computer programmer, co-developed Skype
- Rob Thomas, American singer-songwriter
- Kris Aquino, Filipino talk show host, actress, and producer
- Gheorghe Mureșan, Romanian basketball player
- Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
- Sean Hill, American ice hockey player
- Simon Pegg, English actor, director, and producer
- Meg Hillier, English journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
- Jules Asner, American model and television host
- Chris Lewis, Guyanese-English cricketer
- Scott McClellan, American civil servant and author, 25th White House Press Secretary
- Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Greek-English businessman, founded easyJet
- Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian-Swiss tennis player
- Mark Rutte, Dutch businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Petr Svoboda, Czech ice hockey player and agent
- Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist and sportscaster
- Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor, director, and producer
- John Marzano, American baseball player (d. 2008)
- Philip Jones, English admiral
- Jim Kelly, American football player and businessman
- Meg Tilly, American actress and author
- Renée Fleming, American soprano and actress
- Grant Thomas, Australian footballer and coach
- Alan Hunter, American television host and actor
- Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano and actress
- Alan Smith, English bishop
- Howard Davis, Jr., American boxer and trainer (d. 2015)
- Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
- Katharina Fritsch, German sculptor and academic
- Carol Kalish, American publisher (d. 1991)
- Jam Mohammad Yousaf, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (d. 2013)
- Sushma Swaraj, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
- Terry Gross, American radio host and producer
- Kevin Keegan, English footballer and manager
- Roger Fisher, American guitarist and songwriter
- Kitten Natividad, Mexican-American actress and dancer
- Pat O'Brien, American journalist and author
- Wally Tax, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
- Teller, American magician and actor
- Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
- Judd Gregg, American lawyer and politician, 76th Governor of New Hampshire
- Bernard Dowiyogo, Nauru politician, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
- Gregory Hines, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
- Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
- Rod Masterson, American lieutenant and actor (d. 2013)
- Carl Bernstein, American journalist and author
- Alan Parker, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (d. 1978)
- Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter
- Maceo Parker, American saxophonist
- Aaron Russo, American director and producer (d. 2007)
- Michael Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, 108th Mayor of New York City
- Andrew Robinson, American actor and director
- Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (d. 1962)
- Donna Shalala, American academic and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (d. 1997)
- James Maynard, American businessman, co-founded Golden Corral
- Razzy Bailey, American country music singer-songwriter and musician
- Blowfly, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
- Eugene Fama, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- John MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, English politician, Secretary of State for Transport
- Magic Sam, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)
- Anna German, Polish singer (d. 1982)
- David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, Scottish academic and diplomat, 27th Governor of Hong Kong
- Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (d. 2016)
- Harriet Andersson, Swedish actress
- Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2006)
- Brian Kelly, American actor and director (d. 2005)
- Vic Morrow, American actor and director (d. 1982)
- William Allain, American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (d. 2013)
- Vicente T. Blaz, American general and politician (d. 2014)
- Lois Maxwell, Canadian-Australian model and actress (d. 2007)
- Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (d. 2017)
- Jay Hebert, American golfer (d. 1997)
- Hugh Downs, American journalist, game show host, and producer
- Hazel McCallion, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 3rd Mayor of Mississauga
- Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
- Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
- Sally Gray, English actress and singer (d. 2006)
- Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director and producer (d. 1996)
- Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
- Mel Allen, American sportscaster (d. 1996)
- Woody Hayes, American football player and coach (d. 1987)
- Jimmy Hoffa, American trade union leader (d. 1975)
- James Pike, American bishop (d. 1969)
- Tibor Sekelj, Hungarian lawyer, explorer, and author (d. 1988)
- Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch physician and inventor (d. 2009)
- Johnny Longden, English-American jockey and trainer (d. 2003)
- Thelma Ritter, American actress and singer (d. 1969)
- Stuart Erwin, American actor (d. 1967)
- Jessica Dragonette, American singer (d. 1980)
- Bill Tilman, English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)
- Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)
- Wilhelm Burgdorf, German general (d. 1945)
- Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
- Jack Benny, American actor and producer (d. 1974)
- Radola Gajda, Czech commander and politician (d. 1948)
- Katherine Stinson, American aviator (d. 1977)
- Nina Hamnett, Welsh-English painter and author (d. 1956)
- Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)
- Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1974)
- John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
- Julius Nieuwland, Belgian priest, chemist and academic (d. 1936)
- Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
- Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 1954)
- George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, inventor of the Ferris wheel (d. 1896)
- Frank Harris, Irish author and journalist (d. 1931)
- Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer and academic (d. 1934)
- Anna Howard Shaw, American physician, minister, and activist (d. 1919)
- Julian Scott, American soldier and drummer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1901)
- Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (d. 1914)
- Piet Paaltjens, Dutch minister and poet (d. 1894)
- Edmond François Valentin About, French journalist and author (d. 1885)
- Winfield Scott Hancock, American general and politician (d. 1886)
- Christopher Latham Sholes, American journalist and politician, invented the typewriter (d. 1890)
- Lydia Hamilton Smith, African-American businesswoman (d. 1884)
- Michael Costa, Italian-English conductor and composer (d. 1884)
- Emory Washburn, American historian, lawyer, and politician, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
- Walenty Wańkowicz, Polish painter and illustrator (d. 1842)
- Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
- Enrique Flórez, Spanish historian and author (d. 1773)
- Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French author and playwright (d. 1754)
- Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German organist and composer (d. 1735)
- Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (d. 1693)
- Valentine Greatrakes, Irish faith healer (d. 1683)
- Countess Palatine Maria Eufrosyne of Zweibrücken, Swedish princess (d. 1687)
- John Wilkins, English bishop, academic and natural philosopher (d. 1672)
- Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. 1676)
- Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara (d. 1561)
- Domenico Ferrabosco, Italian composer (d. 1573)
- Valentin Friedland, German scholar and educationist of the Reformation (d. 1556)
- Babur, Moghul emperor (d. 1530)
- Johannes Werner, German priest and mathematician (d. 1522)
- Pandolfo Petrucci, tyrant of Siena (d. 1512)
- John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel (d. 1435)
- Leon Battista Alberti, Italian painter, poet, and philosopher (d. 1472)
- Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1437)
Deaths On This Day
- Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician and diplomat, Prime Minister and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1939)
- Morgan Tsvangirai, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952).
- Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, English lieutenant, engineer, and politician (b. 1928)
- Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (b. 1949)
- Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (b. 1921)
- Philip Levine, American poet and academic (b. 1928)
- Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (b. 1920)
- Tom Finney, English footballer (b. 1922)
- Chris Pearson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (b. 1931)
- Mike Stepovich, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Alaska Territory (b. 1919)
- Glenn Boyer, American historian and author (b. 1924)
- Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (b. 1931)
- Mike Bernardo, South African boxer and martial artist (b. 1969)
- Tonmi Lillman, Finnish drummer and producer (b. 1973)
- Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)
- Péter Rusorán, Hungarian swimmer, water polo player, and coach (b. 1940)
- George Shearing, English-American pianist and composer (b. 1919)
- Doug Fieger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
- Dick Francis, Welsh jockey and author (b. 1920)
- Linnart Mäll, Estonian historian, orientalist, and translator (b. 1938)
- Bernard Ashley, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Laura Ashley plc (b. 1926)
- Louie Bellson, American drummer and composer (b. 1924)
- Ryan Larkin, Canadian animator and director (b. 1943)
- Gareth Morris, English flute player and educator (b. 1920)
- Lynden David Hall, English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1974)
- Rafic Hariri, Lebanese businessman and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1944; assassinated)
- Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
- Johnny Longden, English jockey and trainer (b. 1907)
- Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1922)
- Mick Tucker, English drummer (b. 1947)
- John Ehrlichman, American lawyer and politician, 12th White House Counsel (b. 1925)
- Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)
- Bob Paisley, English footballer and manager (b. 1919)
- Michael V. Gazzo, American actor and playwright (b. 1923)
- U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1907)
- Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet serial killer (b. 1936)
- Christopher Lasch, American historian and critic (b. 1932)
- James Bond, American ornithologist and zoologist (b. 1900)
- Vincent Crane, English pianist (b. 1943)
- Frederick Loewe, German-American composer (b. 1901)
- Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1904)
- Edmund Rubbra, English composer and conductor (b. 1901)
- Lina Radke, German runner and coach (b. 1903)
- Adolph Dubs, American lieutenant and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (b. 1920)
- Julian Huxley, English biologist and eugenicist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1887)
- P. G. Wodehouse, English novelist and playwright (b. 1881)
- Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (b. 1903)
- Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer and coach (b. 1880)
- Vito Genovese, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1897)
- Sig Ruman, German-American actor (b. 1884)
- Baby Dodds, American drummer (b. 1898)
- Abdur Rab Nishtar, Pakistani politician, 2nd Governor of Punjab (b. 1899)
- Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
- Karl Guthe Jansky, American physicist and engineer (b. 1905)
- Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi politician (b. 1901)
- Mordecai Brown, American baseball player and manager (b. 1876)
- Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (b. 1899)
- David Hilbert, Russian-German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1862)
- Adnan Saidi, Malayan lieutenant (b. 1915)
- Carl Correns, German botanist and geneticist (b. 1864)
- Thomas Mackenzie, Scottish-New Zealand cartographer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1853)
- Thomas Burke, American sprinter, coach, and lawyer (b. 1875)
- Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (b. 1880)
- Giovanni Passannante, Italian anarchist (b. 1849)
- Edward Stafford, Scottish-New Zealand educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1819)
- Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian-French mathematician and academic (b. 1814)
- William Tecumseh Sherman, American general (b. 1820)
- Jules Vallès, French journalist and author (b. 1832)
- Lydia Hamilton Smith, African-American businesswoman (b. 1813)
- Fernando Wood, American merchant and politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1812)
- St. John Richardson Liddell, American general (b. 1815)
- Vicente Guerrero, Mexican general and politician, 2nd President of Mexico (b. 1782)
- Henry Maudslay, English engineer (b. 1771)
- John Dickinson, American lawyer and politician 5th Governor of Delaware (b. 1732)
- Singu Min, Burmese king (b. 1756)
- William Blackstone, English jurist and politician (b. 1723)
- James Cook, English captain, cartographer, and explorer (b. 1728)
- John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (b. 1682)
- Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot, English lawyer and politician Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
- Maria Luisa of Savoy, queen of Spain (b. 1688)
- Abraham Bosse, French engraver and illustrator (b. 1602)
- Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (b. 1517)
- Il Sodoma, Italian painter (b. 1477)
- Edzard I, German nobleman (b. 1462)
- Nicolaus von Tüngen, prince-bishop of Warmia
- Dietrich of Oldenburg, German nobleman
- Timur, Turco-Mongol ruler (b. 1336)
- Richard II, king of England (b. 1367)
- Margaret of France, queen of England
- Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson, king of the Isles
- Sviatoslav Olgovich, Kievan prince
- Leo I, Armenian prince
- Sobĕslav I, duke of Bohemia
- Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empress (b. 990)
- Fujiwara no Korechika, Japanese nobleman (b. 974)
- Bruno of Querfurt, German missionary bishop
- Lian Chongyu, Chinese general
- Zhu Wenjin, Chinese emperor
- Cyril, Greek missionary bishop (b. 827)