On This Day in History: February 16
February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 318 days remain until the end of the year (319 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Former fiancé sues $188 million Powerball jackpot winner. The ex-fiancé of a North Carolina Powerball winner is suing her for allegedly giving away over a million dollars' worth of property he claims were gifts given to him by her.
- The world may never know who won a $202 million lottery jackpot. $202 million is more money that most of us can even fathom. But one lucky lottery winner from New Jersey may be able to relish all that money in secret — thanks to a new law that went into effect just last month.
- CT consumer protection agency issues investigative report about botched raffle drawing. An investigative report on the $1.375 million, New Year's Day lottery blunder spreads blame among the Connecticut Lottery Corp., state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), and a national accounting firm hired to send an observer to the drawing to verify that proper procedures were followed.
- $349 MILLION: Huge Powerball jackpot set for Saturday. For the first time in 2017, a Powerball jackpot has exceeded $300 million and has entered into the top 25 US jackpots of all time.
- Pa. couple claimed $121.6 million Powerball jackpot on ticket purchased in Delaware. A Pennsylvania couple are winners of $121.6 million on a Powerball ticket purchased in Delaware in December.
- NJ lottery winners quickly claim $5.2M Pick 6 jackpot. The shock is wearing off and a sweet new reality is setting in for Sam and Kathy who won Monday's Pick Six jackpot of $5.2 million.
- Massachusetts woman spent lottery winnings to help homeless man. A Massachusetts woman won the lottery, and quickly spent all the reward money to help a homeless man on Saturday.
- Why you might go bankrupt if your next-door neighbor wins the lottery. Research released this month by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia found a significant jump in bankruptcies among households living near someone who won a big lottery jackpot.
- Ohio Lottery's Cash Explosion Show wildly popular after 29 years. Twenty-nine years after it launched, the Ohio Lottery's Cash Explosion show remains must-see TV for thousands of Ohioans, who turn in every Saturday evening to watch ordinary folks jump, cry and scream over winning tens of thousands of dollars.
- $50M Canada lotto winner says he had a vision of winning numbers. A man started playing the lottery six years ago when numbers flashed into his head, and now he is a millionaire.
- $400 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot skyrockets. For only the 6th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.
- Defense worker wins $217 million Powerball jackpot. A husband and wife who work for the Department of Defense won the Virginia Lottery's $217 million Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lotto prize the state has ever awarded.
- Plea deal settles N.Y. lottery ticket trial; immigrant will get $2.5M. A plea agreement Friday in Rockland County Court has ended the case involving a Spring Valley, New York, immigrant's $3 million lottery ticket and three men accused of trying to steal a portion of it.
- S.C. Lottery to pay 2 sets of winning numbers after mistake. The South Carolina lottery will pay for two separate sets of winning numbers for a Tuesday Pick 3 drawing after a graphic mistakenly listed the wrong numbers.
- Ark. Lottery panel votes for changes to unclaimed prize money. The legislative Lottery Oversight Committee voted today to recommend a fix for a 2010 law change that Arkansas lottery officials say hampers their ability to maximize ticket sales.
- N.C. couple nabbed $1M lottery prize just before it expired. Just one day before their winning lottery ticket turned into a scrap of worthless paper, a North Carolina couple has come forward to claim their big million-dollar prize.
- Lottery winner has days to collect millions. Indiana lottery officials say they miscalculated the deadline to collect the winnings from a $2.5 million jackpot ticket, and are allowing more time for the winner to come forward.
- British couple wins $88M lottery, daughter says 'whatever'. "Whatever", said the teenaged daughter of a British couple who won a £56 million (US$88 million) Euro Millions lottery.
- Illinois Senate president hopes to expand lottery. Hoping to squeeze more money out of the state lottery, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton wants to sell tickets online and hire a private company to manage and market the games.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised to $220 million. The jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery drawing was raised to $220 million, after nobody won the $179 million jackpot Friday night.
- Powerball lottery jackpot hits record $365 million. Because no one won last night's $300 million Powerball jackpot, the jackpot will grow to a North American record of $365 million for Saturday night, with a cash option of over $177 million.
- Lottery Post reveals N.C. Lottery logo misfire. Lottery Post reveals the logo that North Carolina Lottery officials had to pull the plug on after it was learned that copywrighted material was used to make it.
- Judge: N.C. lottery can keep working, but challenge remains alive. The North Carolina lottery can continue preparing for a March 30 kickoff while a court considers a legal challenge to the way the Legislature passed the lottery law last year, a Wake County judge ruled Wednesday.
- Lawsuit Challenging N.C. Lottery Still Alive. Critics of the N.C. Education Lottery can keep a lawsuit going that says lawmakers cut legal corners in approving the game, according to a court ruling Wednesday.
- N.C. Lottery funding controversy widens. The North Carolina Lottery has not yet started, and already Gov. Mike Easley may be doing what lottery watchdogs feared would happen: Easley is looking to replace funding on existing state programs with lottery revenues, rather than putting the new-found revenue toward new projects.
- Tennessee to Join Powerball Lottery. The Tennessee Lottery will join the multistate Powerball game by early summer, officials said Monday.
- Clamor for $177 million Mega Millions lottery tickets. When the lottery's Mega Millions jackpot climbs into the stratosphere, people fork out the cash for tickets at local retailers, and the improving economy only helps the sales grow.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows To $26 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $26 million, with a cash option of $14.5 million.
- Woman hits $10 million jackpot at MGM Grand. Friday, a 49-year-old woman who said she dreamed two weeks ago she would win a lot of money did not let the unlucky Friday the 13th superstition stand in the way of fulfilling her dream at a Megabucks machine at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.
- One ticket wins $15 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $15 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Disputed Massachusetts lottery ticket is found. Police have found a missing $20,000 Massachusetts lottery ticket that a college student said was snatched out of her hand by the clerk at the Westborough store where she bought it.
- Lottery ticket thieves beginning to strike across Tennessee. Thieves from Memphis to Knoxville are trying to cash in the lottery, and store owners are taking matters into their own hands to counter them.
- Lawmakers busy trying to change Tennessee lottery. The Tennessee Lottery has been up and running for less than a month, but lawmakers of all persuasions - from avid supporters to consistent opponents - are looking to make changes.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$425.3 Million
Feb 19, 2014
- 2.$365 Million
Feb 18, 2006
- 3.$361 Million
Feb 18, 2017
- 4.$260 Million
Feb 16, 2019
- 5.$223 Million
Feb 17, 2018
- 6.$220 Million
Feb 19, 2008
- 7.€179 Million
Feb 16, 2021
- 8.$206 Million
Feb 19, 2019
- 9.€176 Million
Feb 19, 2019
- 10.$189 Million
Feb 17, 2016
- 11.€151 Million
Feb 16, 2018
- 12.$177 Million
Feb 17, 2004
- 13.$168 Million
Feb 16, 2018
- 14.$154 Million
Feb 18, 2014
- 15.$145 Million
Feb 17, 2006
- 16.€107.9 Million
Feb 16, 2021
- 17.$130 Million
Feb 16, 2007
- 18.€100.87 Million
Feb 17, 2018
- 19.€106.34 Million
Feb 16, 2019
- 20.$105 Million
Feb 18, 2009
- 21.$103 Million
Feb 17, 2009
- 22.$101 Million
Feb 16, 2011
- 23.$96 Million
Feb 16, 2021
- 24.€89.34 Million
Feb 16, 2017
- 25.$94 Million
Feb 16, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Feb 16, 1991
30 years old
Saturday, Feb 16, 1980
41 years old
Saturday, Feb 16, 1980
41 years old
Thursday, Feb 16, 1978
43 years old
Thursday, Feb 16, 1978
43 years old
Monday, Feb 16, 1970
51 years old
Monday, Feb 16, 1970
51 years old
Thursday, Feb 16, 1967
54 years old
Thursday, Feb 16, 1961
60 years old
Monday, Feb 16, 1959
62 years old
Saturday, Feb 16, 1957
64 years old
Thursday, Feb 16, 1956
65 years old
Monday, Feb 16, 1953
68 years old
Saturday, Feb 16, 1952
69 years old
Friday, Feb 16, 1945
76 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- 5,000 people gathered in the town of Kherrata, Bejaia Province to mark the two year anniversary of the Hirak protest movement. Demonstrations had been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Algeria.
- A bomb blast at a market in Hazara Town, Quetta, Pakistan kills more than 80 people and injures 190 others.
- The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
- The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
- The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-05 regular season and playoffs.
- China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and seven more on the ground.
- A Chicago-bound Amtrak train, the Capitol Limited, collides with a MARC commuter train bound for Washington, D.C., killing 11 people.
- Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
- The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
- China Airlines Flight 2265 crashes into the Pacific Ocean near Penghu Airport in Taiwan, killing all 13 aboard.
- Hezbollah is founded.
- The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
- The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).
- In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
- Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
- Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
- The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
- Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
- World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
- The Alaska Equal Rights Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States, was signed into law.
- World War II: In the early phases of the Third Battle of Kharkov, Red Army troops re-enter the city.
- World War II: In Athens, the Greek People's Liberation Army is established
- World War II: Altmark incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.
- Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
- The Popular Front wins the 1936 Spanish general election.
- The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republikanischer Schutzbund.
- The Romanian Football Federation joins FIFA.
- Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
- The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
- Iceland's first football club, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, is founded.
- The Canadian Pacific Railway is incorporated by Act of Parliament at Ottawa (44th Vic., c.1).
- Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
- American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
- First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
- Colombo in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) falls to the British, completing their invasion of Ceylon.
- Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
- First Leopoldine Diploma is issued by the Holy Roman Emperor, recognizing the Greek Catholic clergy enjoyed the same privileges as Roman Catholic priests in the Principality of Transylvania.
- Battle of Torrington, Devon: The last major battle of the first English Civil War.
- Dutch forces led by Hendrick Lonck capture Olinda in what was to become part of Dutch Brazil.
- Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in the Battle of Karuse.
- Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
Births On This Day
- Katy Dunne, English tennis player
- Carina Witthöft, German tennis player
- Annika Beck, German tennis player
- Federico Bernardeschi, Italian footballer
- Ava Max, American singer and songwriter
- Nicolai Boilesen, Danish footballer
- Zsófia Susányi, Hungarian tennis player
- Sergio Canales, Spanish footballer
- Dunamis Lui, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
- The Weeknd, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
- Elizabeth Olsen, American actress
- Diego Capel, Spanish footballer
- Zhang Jike, Chinese table tennis player
- Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer
- Andrea Ranocchia, Italian footballer
- Kim Soo-hyun, South Korean actor and singer
- Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
- Theresa Goh, Singaporean swimmer
- Hasheem Thabeet, Tanzanian basketball player
- Diego Godín, Uruguayan footballer
- Simon Francis, English footballer
- Stacy Lewis, American golfer
- Ron Vlaar, Dutch footballer
- Sofia Arvidsson, Swedish tennis player
- Oussama Mellouli, Tunisian swimmer
- Agyness Deyn, English model, actress, and singer
- Aleksandr Dmitrijev, Estonian footballer
- Rickie Lambert, English footballer
- Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
- Jay Howard, English race car driver
- Jerry Owens, American baseball player
- Qyntel Woods, American basketball player
- Longineu W. Parsons III, French-American drummer
- Stéphane Dalmat, French footballer
- Eric Mun, American-South Korean singer and actor
- Valentino Rossi, Italian motorcycle racer
- Tia Hellebaut, Belgian high jumper and chemist
- Wasim Jaffer, Indian cricketer
- John Tartaglia, American actor, singer, and puppeteer
- Ian Clarke, Irish-American computer scientist, founded Freenet
- Ahman Green, American football player
- Eric Byrnes, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Kyo, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
- Mahershala Ali, American actor
- José Dominguez, Portuguese international footballer and manager
- Cathy Freeman, Australian sprinter
- Jerome Bettis, American football player
- Zoran Čampara, Bosnian football player
- Sarah Clarke, American actress
- Naomi Nishida, Japanese actress
- Darrell Trindall, Australian rugby league player
- Michael Avenatti, American attorney and pundit
- Craig Laundy, Australian politician
- Angelo Peruzzi, Italian footballer and manager
- Warren Ellis, English author and screenwriter
- Keith Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Dave Lombardo, Cuban-American drummer
- Bebeto, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Christopher Eccleston, English actor
- John Balance, English singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
- Des Hasler, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Liu Kang, Chinese footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Niko Nirvi, Finnish journalist
- Andy Taylor, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Pete Willis, English guitarist and songwriter
- John McEnroe, American tennis player and sportscaster
- Kelly Tripucka, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Natalie Angier, American author
- Ice-T, American rapper and actor
- Oscar Schmidt, Brazilian basketball player
- Herb Williams, American basketball player and coach
- LeVar Burton, American actor, director, and producer
- Vincent Ward, New Zealand director and screenwriter
- Iain Banks, Scottish author and playwright (d. 2013)
- Margaux Hemingway, American model and actress (d. 1996)
- Michael Holding, Jamaican cricketer and sportscaster
- John Bradbury, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 2015)
- Lanny McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Roberta Williams, American video game designer, co-founded Sierra Entertainment
- Peter Kitchen, English footballer
- James Ingram, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2019)
- Barry Foote, American baseball player and coach
- Peter Hain, Welsh politician, Secretary of State for Wales
- Bob O'Reilly, Australian rugby league player
- Kaiketsu Masateru, Japanese sumo wrestler and coach (d. 2014)
- Jaroslav Kubera, Czech politician (d. 2020)
- Glyn Davies, Welsh farmer and politician
- Richard Ford, American novelist and short story writer
- António Mascarenhas Monteiro, Cape Verdean politician, 2nd President of Cape Verde (d. 2016)
- Richard Williams, American tennis player and coach
- Kim Jong-il, North Korean commander and politician, 2nd Supreme Leader of North Korea (d. 2011)
- Hannelore Schmatz, German mountaineer (d. 1979)
- Adolfo Azcuna, Filipino lawyer and judge
- John Corigliano, American composer and academic
- Paul Bailey, British novelist, critic, and biographer
- Yuri Manin, Russian-German mathematician and academic
- Brian Bedford, English-American actor and director (d. 2016)
- Sonny Bono, American actor, singer, and politician (d. 1998)
- Stephen Gaskin, American activist, co-founded The Farm (d. 2014)
- Bradford Parkinson, American colonel and engineer
- Kenneth Price, American painter and sculptor (d. 2012)
- August Coppola, American author and academic (d. 2009)
- Marlene Hagge, American golfer
- Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Sierra Leonean economist, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2014)
- Gretchen Wyler, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2007)
- Otis Blackwell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)
- Ken Takakura, Japanese actor and singer (d. 2014)
- Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer and architect (d. 1980)
- Peter Porter, Australian-English poet and educator (d. 2010)
- June Brown, English actress
- Margot Frank, German-Dutch holocaust victim (d. 1945)
- John Schlesinger, English actor and director (d. 2003)
- Samuel Willenberg, Polish-Israeli sculptor and painter (d. 2016)
- Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, German soldier and pilot (d. 1950)
- Vera-Ellen, German-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)
- Jean Behra, French race car driver (d. 1959)
- John Galbraith Graham, English priest and academic (d. 2013)
- Anna Mae Hays, American general (d. 2018)
- Georges Ulmer, Danish-French actor and composer (d. 1989)
- Bill Doggett, African-American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
- Jimmy Wakely, American country music singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1982)
- Hugh Beaumont, American actor and director (d. 1982)
- Richard McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1998)
- Vera Menchik, British-Czechoslovak-Russian chess player (d. 1944)
- Henrietta Barnett, British Women's Royal Air Force officer (d. 1985)
- James Baskett, African-American actor and singer (d. 1948)
- George F. Kennan, American historian and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (d. 2005)
- Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist and actor (d. 1978)
- Cyril Vincent, South African cricketer (d. 1968)
- Wayne King, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 1985)
- Chester Morris, American actor (d. 1970)
- Eugénie Blanchard, French super-centenarian (d. 2010)
- Katharine Cornell, American actress and producer (d. 1974)
- Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist and academic (d. 1968)
- Kathleen Clifford, American actress (d. 1962)
- Andy Ducat, English international footballer, manager and cricketer (d. 1942)
- Robert J. Flaherty, American director and producer (d. 1951)
- Pamela Colman Smith, English occultist and illustrator (d. 1951)
- James Colosimo, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1920)
- G. M. Trevelyan, English historian and academic (d. 1962)
- Radoje Domanović, Serbian journalist and author (d. 1908)
- Edward S. Curtis, American ethnologist and photographer (d. 1952)
- Billy Hamilton, American baseball player and manager (d. 1940)
- Ossian Everett Mills, American academic, founded Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (d. 1920)
- Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist, geneticist, and academic (d. 1935)
- Octave Mirbeau, French journalist, novelist, and playwright (d. 1917)
- George Kennan, American journalist and explorer (d. 1924)
- Henry M. Leland, American engineer and businessman, founded Cadillac and Lincoln (d. 1932)
- Armand Guillaumin, French painter (d. 1927)
- Henry Adams, American journalist, historian, and author (d. 1918)
- Ernst Haeckel, German biologist, physician, and philosopher (d. 1919)
- Nikolai Leskov, Russian author, playwright, and journalist (d. 1895)
- Lars Hertervig, Norwegian painter (d. 1902)
- Joseph Victor von Scheffel, German poet and author (d. 1886)
- Peter Kosler, Slovenian lawyer, geographer, and cartographer (d. 1879)
- Francis Galton, English biologist and statistician (d. 1911)
- Heinrich Barth, German explorer and scholar (d. 1865)
- Henry Wilson, American colonel and politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)
- Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist and zoologist (d. 1885)
- Phineas Quimby, American mystic and philosopher (d. 1866)
- Maria Pavlovna, Russian Grand Duchess (d. 1859)
- Pierre Rode, French violinist and composer (d. 1830)
- Jean-Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
- Giambattista Bodoni, Italian publisher and engraver (d. 1813)
- Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian botanist, chemist, and mycologist (d. 1817)
- Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (d. 1758)
- John Sharp, English archbishop (d. 1714)
- Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1688)
- Kanō Eitoku, Japanese painter and educator (d. 1590)
- Gaspard II de Coligny, French admiral (d. 1572)
- Georg Joachim Rheticus, Austrian cartographer and instrument maker (d. 1574)
- Philip Melanchthon, German astronomer, theologian, and academic (d. 1560)
- Krishnadevaraya, emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire (d. 1529)
- Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1540)
- John I, Duke of Cleves (d. 1481)
- Coluccio Salutati, Italian political leader (d. 1406)
- Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür, Chinese emperor (d. 1332)
- Nichiren, founder of Nichiren Buddhism (d. 1282)
Deaths On This Day
- Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (b. 1941)
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and diplomat, 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1922)
- Lasse Braun, Algerian-Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- Lesley Gore, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- R. R. Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1957)
- Lorena Rojas, Mexican actress and singer (b. 1971)
- Ken Farragut, American football player (b. 1928)
- Gert Krawinkel, German guitarist (b. 1947)
- Michael Shea, American author (b. 1946)
- Colin Edwards, Guyanese footballer (b. 1991)
- Grigory Pomerants, Russian philosopher and author (b. 1918)
- Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
- Gary Carter, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)
- Elyse Knox, American model, actress, and fashion designer (b. 1917)
- John Macionis, American swimmer and lieutenant (b. 1916)
- Anthony Shadid, American journalist (b. 1968)
- Len Lesser, American actor (b. 1922)
- Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)
- Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, South Korean cardinal (b. 1921)
- Johnny Grunge, American wrestler (b. 1966)
- Ernie Stautner, German-American football player and coach (b. 1925)
- Doris Troy, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
- Rusty Magee, American actor and composer (b. 1955)
- Walter Winterbottom, English footballer and manager (b. 1913)
- Howard W. Koch, American director and producer (b. 1916)
- William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
- Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
- Lila Kedrova, Russian-French actress and singer
- Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-American businessman, founded PING (b. 1911)
- Mary Amdur, American toxicologist and public health researcher (b. 1908)
- Sheu Yuan-dong, Taiwanese politician (b. 1927)
- Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist and academic (b. 1912)
- Roberto Aizenberg, Argentinian painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
- Roger Bowen, American actor and author (b. 1932)
- Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (b. 1905)
- Brownie McGhee, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1915)
- Angela Carter, English novelist, short story writer (b. 1940)
- Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician, 22nd President of Brazil (b. 1917)
- Herman Wold, Norwegian-Swedish economist and statistician (b. 1908)
- Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan lieutenant and engineer (b. 1932)
- Keith Haring, American painter and activist (b. 1958)
- M. A. G. Osmani, Bangladeshi general (b. 1918)
- Erich Hückel, German physicist and chemist (b. 1895)
- Janani Luwum, bishop, Church of Uganda, martyr (b. c.1922)
- Rózsa Péter, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1905)
- Morgan Taylor, American hurdler and coach (b. 1903)
- John Garand, Canadian-American engineer, designed the M1 Garand Rifle(b. 1888)
- Smiley Burnette, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1911)
- Dazzy Vance, American baseball player (b. 1891)
- Josef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1876)
- Dadasaheb Phalke, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1870)
- Ferdinand Buisson, French academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)
- Edgar Speyer, American-English financier and philanthropist (b. 1862)
- Eddie Foy Sr., American actor and dancer (b. 1856)
- Vera Kholodnaya, Ukrainian actress (b. 1893)
- Octave Mirbeau, French journalist, novelist, and playwright (b. 1848)
- Nicholas of Japan, Russian-Japanese monk and saint (b. 1836)
- Giosuè Carducci, Italian poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)
- Félix Faure, French merchant and politician, 7th President of France (b. 1841)
- Thomas Bracken, Irish-New Zealand journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1843)
- William Pennington American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of New Jersey, 23rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1796)
- Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (b. 1758)
- Richard Mead, English physician (b. 1673)
- James Craggs the Younger, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1686)
- Esprit Fléchier, French bishop and author (b. 1632)
- Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general and politician, 24th Governor of the Duchy of Milan (b. 1585)
- Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, Spanish explorer (b. 1509)
- Jean du Bellay, French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1493)
- Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)
- John V Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1332)
- Rupert I, Elector Palatine (b. 1309)
- Gertrude of Hohenberg, queen consort of Germany (b. c.1225)
- Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1210)
- Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)
- Richard of Dover, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Mary the Younger, Byzantine saint (b. 875)
- Zhu Yi, Chinese general (b. 483)