On This Day in History: February 19
February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 315 days remain until the end of the year (316 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Lottery industry facing new threat in 'skill' games. State lotteries are grappling with the rapid spread of unregulated skill gaming machines, which are found in convenience stores, bars, restaurants and taverns across the country.
- Arkansas Lottery plans boost in Natural State Jackpot to celebrate 10-year anniversary. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is planning a big boost in the Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) if it reaches $150,000 this week.
- Florida man claims $15.5M Lotto jackpot. An Estero man is taking home millions in Florida Lotto winnings, according to the Florida Lottery.
- Lottery scammer rigged more drawings than first thought, records show. The computer program that a former lottery security official used to rig drawings worth millions of dollars in Iowa and other states was more expansive than investigators first discovered, court records filed last week show.
- $403 MILLION: Red hot Powerball jackpot rolls again. This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a lump-sum cash payout of nearly a quarter billion dollars.
- Odds not in favor of Alabamians voting on a lottery this year. Leadership in the Alabama Senate says there's less than a coin flip's chance a lottery bill passes the upper chamber this year.
- Dozens of 'dead people' collected NJ lottery prizes last year. Nearly four dozen New Jersey lottery winners collected their prizes with false Social Security numbers belonging to dead people, according to an audit of the state lottery system.
- Lottery hopefuls line up for chance to win $400M Powerball jackpot. Tonight's Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot, one of the largest in U.S. lottery history.
- Man wins $1M in Powerball after playing same numbers for 20 years. A dedicated lottery player has won a $1 million Powerball prize after playing the same numbers every week for two decades.
- Arkansas Lottery paid out $1 billion in prizes in 3 years. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery today announced that total prizes awarded to players in Arkansas have exceeded the astonishing $1 billion mark early Monday.
- Idaho's biggest lottery winner knew he would win. The biggest lottery winner in Idaho state history attributes his massive Powerball win to skill and a knowledge that one day he would win.
- N.Y. grandmother wins $1M lottery prize. Western New York's newest millionaire thought she had made a mistake when she scratched off the winning space on the state Lottery's new Smooth 7s instant game.
- Saskatchewan couple wins $20M lottery jackpot. Saskatchewan's most recently minted multi-millionaires may have traveled to their press conference in a limousine Thursday, but the couple say they are simple people who just happened to have won $20 million.
- Woman claims Publix cashier threw away winning lotto ticket. After a Florida woman won the Pick 4 lotto game, a cashier working at the Publix that validated her lottery ticket threw away the winning ticket.
- $220M Mega Millions lottery jackpot advice offered. A drool-inducing $220 million is up for grabs in Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing. Before all that green goes to your head, we asked three Atlanta-based experts what should be the first five things on a lottery winner's to do list.
- Jamaica police officers arrested in lottery scam crackdown. Operation Kingfish says it is now targeting several police personnel who are involved in the deadly Jamaica lottery scam operating out of Montego Bay, St. James.
- Police grab millionaire teenager suspected in lottery scam. Jamaica police investigating an international sweepstakes and lottery scam, were last night interrogating a 19-year-old St James woman to determine how she came to have $1 million in cash in her possession.
- W. Canada Lottery web mistake causes player confusion. A computer operator mistake led "winning numbers" of Western Canada Lottery Corp.'s (WCLC) Millionaire Life contest to hit the corporation's website Saturday, long before the scheduled Feb. 28 draw.
- Lottery Winners Sued As Nuisances. A couple who talked of helping young people fight drug addiction and alcohol abuse after winning a $2.6 million Oregon Lottery jackpot are facing a city lawsuit alleging they held a four-month-long party that included public sex, fights and signs of drug dealing.
- One year later, Powerball still treats them well. A year after eight co-workers split a still-record Powerball jackpot of $365 million, the winners are doing well and spending money with level heads.
- Cancer victim struggles to get $1 million lottery prize in lump sum. When Wayne A. Schenk won a million-dollar lottery prize Jan. 12, he thought he would be able to use it to cover $400,000 in cancer treatments, but what he didn't count on was the state lottery insisting on spreading out the payment for 20 years.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Raised to $222 Million. As of 11:30 a.m. today, lottery officials for the Mega Millions game announced that -- due to solid ticket sales -- the estimated jackpot for Friday, February 20 has been increased to $222 million.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot fever. Have you bought your lottery ticket yet for the world's biggest lottery jackpot? You still have time. The <a href="http://www.megamillionsonline.com">Mega Millions Lottery</a> jackpot is up to $215 million, and is expected to climb even higher by Friday's drawing.
- $35 Million Powerball Jackpot. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $35 million, with a cash option of $19.2 million.
- Wyoming Takes Step Towards Instituting Lottery. In a narrow vote, Wyoming lawmakers chose to support a bill that would allow the state to get into the lottery game.
- British Lotto winner's legal problems grow. Michael Carroll -- dubbed the "Lotto Lout" in the British press -- has a long rap sheet, which includes brushes with the law both before and after his big win.
- Times Square gets Mega ball drop. The drawing for the $215 million Mega Millions jackpot will be held in Times Square tomorrow, and New York's exuberant lottery celebrity, Yolanda Vega, will announce the winning numbers.
- Tennessee Lottery selects TV outlets. The Tennessee Lottery has selected the TV stations that will take part in the launch of Cash 3 on March 1 and the televised Powerball drawings in late spring.
- Head of Nebraska Lottery Resigns After Inquiry Clears Him. The head of the Nebraska lottery resigned Wednesday, a week after an investigation cleared him of wrongdoing for taking his wife on a trip to Greece that was paid for by a lottery vendor.
- Bill outlines changes for Minnesota Lottery operations. The Minnesota Lottery would have far less independence from the normal checks and balances of state government under a bill proposed by two legislators.
- Extensive Minnesota lottery probe underway. Minnesota gambling enforcement agents have begun a sweeping investigation into the Minnesota State Lottery that likely will involve inspecting hundreds of contracts with vendors for any improprieties. It is expected to take months to complete.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$435.3 Million
Feb 22, 2017
- 2.$425.3 Million
Feb 19, 2014
- 3.$282 Million
Feb 20, 2019
- 4.$246 Million
Feb 21, 2018
- 5.$239 Million
Feb 20, 2004
- 6.$220 Million
Feb 19, 2008
- 7.$212 Million
Feb 20, 2016
- 8.$206 Million
Feb 19, 2019
- 9.€176 Million
Feb 19, 2019
- 10.€160 Million
Feb 20, 2018
- 11.$185 Million
Feb 20, 2018
- 12.$175 Million
Feb 21, 2006
- 13.$172 Million
Feb 21, 2014
- 14.$150 Million
Feb 20, 2007
- 15.$126 Million
Feb 19, 2011
- 16.€102.03 Million
Feb 20, 2018
- 17.$125 Million
Feb 21, 2009
- 18.€107.49 Million
Feb 19, 2019
- 19.$120 Million
Feb 20, 2009
- 20.$104 Million
Feb 19, 2016
- 21.$100 Million
Feb 20, 2008
- 21.$100 Million
Feb 20, 2015
- 23.€91.58 Million
Feb 21, 2017
- 24.$93 Million
Feb 21, 2001
- 25.$82 Million
Feb 22, 2005
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Feb 19, 1985
35 years old
Tuesday, Feb 19, 1985
35 years old
Saturday, Feb 19, 1983
37 years old
Friday, Feb 19, 1982
38 years old
Thursday, Feb 19, 1981
39 years old
Monday, Feb 19, 1973
47 years old
Saturday, Feb 19, 1972
48 years old
Friday, Feb 19, 1971
49 years old
Friday, Feb 19, 1971
49 years old
Friday, Feb 19, 1965
55 years old
Tuesday, Feb 19, 1963
57 years old
Sunday, Feb 19, 1961
59 years old
Friday, Feb 19, 1960
60 years old
Thursday, Feb 19, 1959
61 years old
Wednesday, Feb 19, 1958
62 years old
Saturday, Feb 19, 1955
65 years old
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65 years old
Sunday, Feb 19, 1950
70 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Forty-four people are killed in a prison brawl in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico.
- The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck, containing the largest collection of Tang dynasty artifacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.
- A methane explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
- An Ilyushin Il-76 military aircraft crashes near Kerman, Iran, killing 275.
- NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
- Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers in eastern Sri Lanka.
- William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.
- Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
- Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.
- Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald Ford's Proclamation 4417.
- Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Trần Thiện Khiêm, all Catholics, attempt a coup against the military junta of the Buddhist Nguyễn Khánh.
- The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the feminist movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
- China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
- The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
- Transfer of Crimea: The Soviet Politburo of the Soviet Union orders the transfer of the Crimean Oblast from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR.
- Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
- Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
- The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence convenes in Calcutta.
- World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima: About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
- World War II: Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
- World War II: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin, killing 243 people.
- World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.
- Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Ethiopian nationalists of Eritrean origin attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.
- World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.
- Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
- More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.
- Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
- Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.
- The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
- In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States.
- British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands and claims them in the name of King George III.
- Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert.
- The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
- England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
- The Second Battle of Guararapes takes place, effectively ending Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil.
- The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
- Having already been elected to the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592.
- Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
- Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
Births On This Day
- David Mazouz, American actor
- Katharina Gerlach, German tennis player
- Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball player
- Sam Lisone, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player
- Tiina Trutsi, Estonian footballer
- Mauro Icardi, Argentinian footballer
- Jelena Simić, Bosnian tennis player
- Christoph Kramer, German national footballer
- Trevor Bayne, American race car driver
- Shawn Matthias, Canadian ice hockey player
- Seth Morrison, American guitarist
- Anna Cappellini, Italian ice dancer
- Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
- Marta, Brazilian footballer
- Maria Mena, Norwegian singer-songwriter
- Michael Schwimer, American baseball player
- Haylie Duff, American actress and singer
- Chris Richardson, American singer-songwriter
- Kotoōshū Katsunori, Bulgarian sumo wrestler
- Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
- Ryan Whitney, American ice hockey player
- Beth Ditto, American singer
- Dwight Freeney, American football player
- Ma Lin, Chinese table tennis player
- Mike Miller, American basketball player
- Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player and manager
- Ben Gummer, English scholar and politician
- Immortal Technique, Peruvian-American rapper
- Ola Salo, Swedish singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Andrew Ross Sorkin, American journalist and author
- Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer and manager
- Daniel Adair, Canadian drummer and producer
- Daewon Song, South Korean-American skateboarder, co-founded Almost Skateboards
- Francine Fournier, American wrestler and manager
- Sunset Thomas, American pornographic actress
- Miguel Batista, Dominican baseball player and poet
- Richard Green, Australian golfer
- Jeff Kinney, American author and illustrator
- Joacim Cans, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Burton C. Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Helena Guergis, Canadian businesswoman and politician
- Frank Watkins, American bass player (d. 2015)
- Prince Markie Dee, American rapper and actor
- Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican-American actor, director, and producer
- Justine Bateman, American actress and producer
- Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player and coach
- Eduardo Xol, American designer and author
- Jon Fishman, American drummer
- Clark Hunt, American businessman
- Leroy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Doug Aldrich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jonathan Lethem, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
- Seal, English singer-songwriter
- Jessica Tuck, American actress
- Hana Mandlíková, Czech-Australian tennis player and coach
- Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
- Ernie Gonzalez, American golfer
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- John Paul, Jr., American race car driver
- Roger Goodell, American businessman
- Tommy Cairo, American wrestler
- Helen Fielding, English author and screenwriter
- Steve Nieve, English keyboard player and composer
- Falco, Austrian singer-songwriter, rapper, and musician (d. 1998)
- Dave Stewart, American baseball player and coach
- Ray Winstone, English actor
- Kathleen Beller, American actress
- Peter Holsapple, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Dave Wakeling, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jeff Daniels, American actor and playwright
- Sócrates, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)
- Francis Buchholz, German bass player
- Michael Gira, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Corrado Barazzutti, Italian tennis player
- Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 52nd President of Argentina
- Massimo Troisi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
- Ryū Murakami, Japanese novelist and filmmaker
- Rodolfo Neri Vela, Mexican engineer and astronaut
- Gary Seear, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2018)
- Dave Cheadle, American baseball player (d. 2012)
- Amy Tan, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.
- Danilo Türk, Slovene academic and politician, 3rd President of Slovenia
- Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistani scholar and politician, founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran
- Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
- Andy Powell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Danielle Bunten Berry, American game designer and programmer (d. 1998)
- Eddie Hardin, English singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2015)
- William Messner-Loebs, American author and illustrator
- Mark Andes, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Pim Fortuyn, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician (d. 2002)
- Tony Iommi, English guitarist and songwriter
- Jackie Curtis, American actress and playwright (d. 1985)
- Tim Shadbolt, New Zealand businessman and politician, 42nd Mayor of Invercargill
- Paul Dean, Canadian guitarist
- Peter Hudson, Australian footballer and coach
- Karen Silkwood, American technician and activist (d. 1974)
- Yuri Antonov, Uzbek-Russian singer-songwriter
- Les Hinton, English-American journalist and businessman
- Lou Christie, American singer-songwriter
- Homer Hickam, American author and engineer
- Tim Hunt, English biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate
- Cyrus Chothia emeritus scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology
- Paul Krause, American football player and politician
- Howard Stringer, Welsh businessman
- Will Provine, American biologist, historian, and academic (d. 2015)
- David Gross, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge, English politician
- Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
- Smokey Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Miracles)
- Bobby Rogers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Erin Pizzey, English activist and author, founded Refuge
- Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama (d. 1989)
- Terry Carr, American author and educator (d. 1987)
- Norm O'Neill, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2008)
- Sam Myers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
- Frederick Seidel, American poet
- Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (d. 2010)
- Russ Nixon, American MLB catcher and coach (d. 2016)
- Joseph P. Kerwin, American captain, physician, and astronaut
- John Frankenheimer, American director and producer (d. 2002)
- Kasinathuni Viswanath, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Jacques Deray, French director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
- Philippe Boiry, French journalist (d. 2014)
- György Kurtág, Hungarian composer and academic
- David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player and theoretician (d. 2006)
- Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)
- Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)
- C. Z. Guest, American actress, fashion designer, and author (d. 2003)
- Jaan Kross, Estonian author and poet (d. 2007)
- George Rose, English actor and singer (d. 1988)
- Fay McKenzie, American actress
- Carson McCullers, American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist (d. 1967)
- Eddie Arcaro, American jockey and sportscaster (d. 1997)
- John Freeman, English lawyer, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States (d. 2014)
- Thelma Kench, New Zealand Olympic sprinter (d. 1985)
- Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (d. 2007)
- Frank Tashlin, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1972)
- Dorothy Janis, American actress (d. 2010)
- Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
- Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress (d. 1979)
- Havank, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1964)
- Elisabeth Welch, American-English singer and actress (d. 2003)
- Kay Boyle, American novelist, short story writer, and educator (d. 1992)
- Lucio Fontana, Argentinian-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1968)
- Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
- André Breton, French poet and author (d. 1966)
- Louis Calhern, American actor (d. 1956)
- Cedric Hardwicke, English actor and director (d. 1964)
- José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian lawyer and poet (d. 1928)
- José Abad Santos, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 1942)
- Álvaro Obregón, Mexican general and politician, 39th President of Mexico (d. 1928)
- Harriet Bosse, Swedish-Norwegian actress (d. 1961)
- Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
- Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1957)
- Johan Pitka, Estonian admiral (d. 1944)
- Hovhannes Tumanyan, Armenian-Russian poet and author (d. 1923)
- Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (d. 1952)
- Svante Arrhenius, Swedish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)
- Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (d. 1908)
- Elfrida Andrée, Swedish organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1929)
- Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
- August Schleicher, German linguist and academic (d. 1868)
- Carl von Rokitansky, German physician, pathologist, and philosopher (d. 1878)
- Émilie Gamelin, Canadian nun and social worker, founded the Sisters of Providence (d. 1851)
- Allan MacNab, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, Premier of Canada West (d. 1862)
- Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1805)
- David Garrick, English actor, playwright, and producer (d. 1779)
- Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan
- Andries de Graeff, Dutch politician (d. 1678)
- Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (d. 1612)
- Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (d. 1630)
- Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (d. 1589)
- Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist and academic (d. 1609)
- Froben Christoph of Zimmern, German author of the Zimmern Chronicle (d. 1566)
- Matthäus Schwarz, German fashion writer (d. 1574)
- Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
- Domenico Grimani, Italian cardinal (d. 1523)
Deaths On This Day
- Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (b. 1933)
- Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (b. 1943)
- Umberto Eco, Italian novelist, literary critic, and philosopher (b. 1932)
- Harper Lee, American author (b. 1926)
- Samuel Willenberg, Polish-Israeli sculptor and painter (b. 1923)
- Harold Johnson, American boxer (b. 1928)
- Nirad Mohapatra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)
- Harris Wittels, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1984)
- Kresten Bjerre, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1946)
- Dale Gardner, American captain and astronaut (b. 1948)
- Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)
- Armen Alchian, American economist and academic (b. 1914)
- Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1948)
- Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1937)
- Donald Richie, American-Japanese author and critic (b. 1924)
- Eugene Whelan, Canadian farmer and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1924)
- Ruth Barcan Marcus, American philosopher and logician (b. 1921)
- Jaroslav Velinský, Czech author and songwriter (b. 1932)
- Vitaly Vorotnikov, Russian politician, 27th Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1926)
- Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (b. 1930)
- Kelly Groucutt, English singer and bass player (b. 1945)
- Yegor Letov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1964)
- Lydia Shum, Chinese-Hong Kong actress and singer (b. 1945)
- Janet Blair, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
- Celia Franca, English-Canadian dancer and director, founded the National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)
- Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)
- Sylvia Rivera, American transgender LGBT activist (b. 1951)
- Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (b. 1913)
- Charles Trenet, French singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian-New Zealand painter and illustrator (b. 1928)
- Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric (b. 1943)
- Grandpa Jones, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1913)
- Leo Rosten, Polish-American author and academic (b. 1908)
- Deng Xiaoping, Chinese politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1904)
- Charlie Finley, American businessman (b. 1918)
- Derek Jarman, English director and set designer (b. 1942)
- Tojo Yamamoto, American wrestler and manager (b. 1927)
- André Frédéric Cournand, French-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
- Alice White, American actress (b. 1904)
- Bon Scott, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- Anthony Crosland, English captain and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1918)
- Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1890)
- Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)
- John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (b. 1898)
- Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)
- Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
- Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek-American pathologist, invented the Pap smear (b. 1883)
- Willard Miller, American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1877)
- Maurice Garin, Italian-French cyclist (b. 1871)
- Richard Rushall, British businessman (b. 1864)
- Knut Hamsun, Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
- André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
- John Basilone, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1916)
- Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (b. 1879)
- George Howard Earle, Jr., American lawyer and businessman (b. 1856)
- Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1847)
- Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (b. 1838)
- Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian philosopher and politician (b. 1866)
- Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician and academic (b. 1815)
- Multatuli, Dutch-German author and civil servant (b. 1820)
- Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (b. 1813)
- Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1756)
- Elizabeth Carter, English poet and translator (b. 1717)
- Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (b. 1733)
- Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (b. 1738)
- Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1634)
- Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1646)
- Charles Chauncy, English-American minister, theologian, and academic (b. 1592)
- Henry Savile, English scholar and politician (b. 1549)
- Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (b. 1550)
- Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (b. 1558)
- Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1511)
- Enno I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (b. 1460)
- Leonor of Aragon, queen of Portugal (b. 1402)
- Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1353)
- Thomas Bardolf, 5th Baron Bardolf, English rebel
- Munio of Zamora, General of the Dominican Order
- Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sufi philosopher and poet (b. 1177)
- Irene Doukaina, Byzantine wife of Alexios I Komnenos (b. 1066)
- Leontius of Trier, Bishop of Trier
- Clodius Albinus, Roman usurper (b. 150)