On This Day in History: February 2
February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 332 days remain until the end of the year (333 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Alabama reporter documents experience buying Mississippi lottery tickets. It was a historic day in Mississippi Thursday. It became the 45th state to start selling lottery tickets. But in true Mississippi style, things didn't quite go to plan. Some people might say it was a little cattywampus.
- NH Powerball lottery winner sues for anonymity. A New Hampshire woman who hit this month's $560 million Powerball jackpot asked a judge Monday to keep her identity secret.
- Florida lottery winner back in court for retrial. A retired Florida school teacher is back in court this week, fighting to keep her $1 million dollar lottery win.
- Powerball heats up with $317 million jackpot. Big multi-state lottery jackpots may have been missing somewhat in 2014, but just a month into 2015 lottery players are already seeing a second massive grand prize looming.
- Newest Pa. lottery scratch-off sports $30 pricetag. The Pennsylvania Lottery earlier this week launched its most expensive instant lottery ticket, a $30 scratch-off that offers a top prize of $3 million.
- Lottery expansion could still be a big winner for Penn. Gov.. Efforts by Gov. Tom Corbett's administration to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery is on the back burner, but the idea of expanding lottery games to include keno remains very much in the picture.
- 2012 Lottery Results Almanac Published. The latest edition of Lottery Post's highly-regarded lottery results reference book officially went on sale Tuesday.
- Entire town, except one guy, wins $950M lottery. All but one household in Sodeto, Spain, held at least a piece of a winning ticket in the Spanish El Gordo lottery's huge first prize, $950 million -- the biggest ever.
- $200 MILLION: New Powerball delivers huge lottery jackpot. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $200 million for Saturday's drawing.
- Statistician cracks secret code behind lottery tickets. A statistician used techniques for scoping out potential gold mines and determining the how much gold they might contain to potentially crack the code for finding winning scratch-off lottery tickets.
- Arkansas lottery bill nearly ready for review. When lawmakers finally get their hands on the bill to create the Arkansas lottery, they may want to find a comfortable chair -- because it's going to be over 100 pages long.
- Texas Gov. proposes selling the lottery. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that his State of the State address on Tuesday would include a plan to fully privatize the Texas Lottery by selling it to private interests.
- Euro Millions Lottery Sparks Buying Frenzy With $224 Million Top Prize. EuroMillions, the lottery held in nine European countries, is about to eclipse Powerball in the U.S. as the world's single biggest cash prize.
- VA Lottery Director wants to be college president. Virginia Lottery Director Penelope Ward Kyle assured Radford University faculty Tuesday that she wouldn't institute radical changes if she succeeded Douglas Covington as president.
- Mississippi Lottery Bill Killed. A proposed Mississippi state lottery is among dozens of bills that died under the first major deadline of the 2005 legislative session.
- Georgia Lottery Unveils New Game. The Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) yesterday announced the launch of $100 million Cash Spectacular, a new instant game with 10 $1 million top prizes and the highest payout percentage in GLC history.
- $14 million Illinois lottery jackpot expires. A $14 million Illinois Lottery jackpot went unclaimed Monday, making it the largest pot in the state's history where no one came forward to say, "I won the lotto!"
- California Lottery to consider multi-state game. In the California Lottery commission meeting next week, lottery staffers will present a report to the commission about the potential for California to join a multi-state lottery game.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows To $85 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $85 million, with a cash option of $46 million.
- One $10 million jackpot winner in Hoosier Lotto. One of the tickets sold for Saturday night's Hoosier Lotto game matched all six numbers drawn and won the $10 million jackpot.
- GTECH Moves Jobs From Ohio To Rhode Island. GTECH, one of the largest suppliers in the lottery industry, will eliminate 130 jobs in Ohio, moving those job functions to Rhode Island.
- Convenience store's lucky streak continues. A convenience store where three winning lottery tickets were sold in less than six months is credited with the sale that netted the latest $70 million Lotto Texas jackpot.
- 2 tickets split $7 million Florida Lotto prize. Winning tickets for Saturday's $7 million Florida Lotto drawing were sold in Pensacola and Fort Lauderdale.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$324.7 Million
Feb 4, 2015
- 2.$229 Million
Feb 4, 2017
- 3.€183 Million
Feb 3, 2006
- 4.$219.6 Million
Feb 5, 2014
- 5.$200 Million
Feb 4, 2012
- 6.$191 Million
Feb 2, 2019
- 7.€130 Million
Feb 8, 2008
- 8.$180 Million
Feb 4, 2006
- 9.$176 Million
Feb 2, 2013
- 10.$168 Million
Feb 4, 2020
- 11.€128 Million
Feb 5, 2019
- 12.$145 Million
Feb 3, 2018
- 13.$139 Million
Feb 5, 2019
- 14.€100 Million
Feb 5, 2010
- 15.€108 Million
Feb 2, 2018
- 16.€94.26 Million
Feb 3, 2018
- 17.$115 Million
Feb 3, 2010
- 18.€99.68 Million
Feb 2, 2019
- 19.€90 Million
Feb 2, 2018
- 20.$112 Million
Feb 3, 2016
- 21.$104 Million
Feb 2, 2018
- 22.$102 Million
Feb 5, 2008
- 23.€90 Million
Feb 7, 2020
- 24.$94 Million
Feb 4, 2014
- 25.$90 Million
Feb 4, 2003
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Feb 2, 2002
18 years old
Monday, Feb 2, 1987
33 years old
Tuesday, Feb 2, 1982
38 years old
Sunday, Feb 2, 1975
45 years old
Monday, Feb 2, 1970
50 years old
Monday, Feb 2, 1970
50 years old
Tuesday, Feb 2, 1965
55 years old
Tuesday, Feb 2, 1965
55 years old
Monday, Feb 2, 1959
61 years old
Sunday, Feb 2, 1958
62 years old
Sunday, Feb 2, 1958
62 years old
Monday, Feb 2, 1953
67 years old
Thursday, Feb 2, 1950
70 years old
Monday, Feb 2, 1948
72 years old
Saturday, Feb 2, 1946
74 years old
Tuesday, Feb 2, 1943
77 years old
Tuesday, Feb 2, 1932
88 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The ferry MV Rabaul Queen sinks off the coast of Papua New Guinea near the Finschhafen District, with an estimated 146-165 dead.
- Police officer Filippo Raciti is killed when a clash breaks out in the Sicily derby between Catania and Palermo, in the Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. This event led to major changes in stadium regulations in Italy.
- The Government of Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act. This legislation would become law on July 20, 2005, legalizing same-sex marriage.
- Swiss tennis player Roger Federer becomes the No. 1 ranked men's singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks.
- First digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.
- Apartheid: F. W. de Klerk announces the unbanning of the African National Congress and promises to release Nelson Mandela.
- Soviet-Afghan War: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
- After the 1986 People Power Revolution, the Philippines enacts a new constitution.
- Hama massacre: The government of Syria attacks the town of Hama.
- Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
- Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
- The international Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands is signed in Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran.
- Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
- Nine experienced ski hikers in the northern Ural Mountains in the Soviet Union die under mysterious circumstances.
- World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end when Soviet troops accept the surrender of the last German troops in the city.
- The Osvald Group is responsible for the first, active event of anti-Nazi resistance in Norway, to protest the inauguration of Vidkun Quisling.
- Leonarde Keeler administers polygraph tests to two murder suspects, the first time polygraph evidence was admitted in U.S. courts.
- The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
- Serum run to Nome: Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
- Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
- The Tartu Peace Treaty is signed between Estonia and Russia.
- France occupies Memel.
- Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
- The Paris Film Congress opens. An attempt by European producers to form an equivalent to the MPCC cartel in the United States.
- Funeral of Queen Victoria.
- The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
- In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
- The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
- Pro-Imperial forces captured Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground.
- Brigham Young declares war on Timpanogos in the Battle at Fort Utah.
- Mexican-American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed.
- Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring Daniel Defoe's adventure book Robinson Crusoe.
- New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
- Battle of Inverlochy.
- Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer's Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.
- Nine leaders of the Transylvanian peasant revolt are executed at Torda.
- Terra Mariana, eventually comprising present-day Latvia and Estonia, is established.
- The Battle of Lincoln, at which Stephen, King of England is defeated and captured by the allies of Empress Matilda.
- Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes king of Burgundy.
- Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
- Battle of Lüneburg Heath: King Louis III is defeated by the Norse Great Heathen Army at Lüneburg Heath in Saxony.
- Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates the Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum), a collection of "Roman law".
Births On This Day
- Paul Digby, English footballer
- Aleksander Jagiełło, Polish footballer
- Arfa Karim, Pakstani student and computer prodigy (d. 2012)
- Ravel Morrison, English footballer
- Nathan Delfouneso, English footballer
- Gregory Mertens, Belgian footballer (d. 2015)
- Harrison Smith, American football player
- Anthony Fainga'a, Australian rugby player
- Saia Fainga'a, Australian rugby player
- Mimi Page, American singer-songwriter and composer
- Gerard Piqué, Spanish footballer
- Javon Ringer, American football player
- Gemma Arterton, English actress and singer
- Silvestre Varela, Portuguese footballer
- Rudi Wulf, New Zealand rugby player
- Ronny Cedeño, Venezuelan baseball player
- Carolina Klüft, Swedish heptathlete and jumper
- Jordin Tootoo, Canadian ice hockey player
- Vladimir Voskoboinikov, Estonian footballer
- Sergio Castaño Ortega, Spanish footballer
- Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
- Kan Mi-youn, South Korean singer, model, and host
- Angela Finger-Erben, German journalist
- Oleguer Presas, Spanish footballer
- Urmo Aava, Estonian race car driver
- Klaus Mainzer, German rugby player
- Eden Espinosa, American actress and singer
- Annabel Ellwood, Australian tennis player
- Barry Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager
- Shakira, Colombian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Libor Sionko, Czech footballer
- Ryan Farquhar, Northern Irish motorcycle racer
- James Hickman, English swimmer
- Ana Roces, Filipino actress
- Todd Bertuzzi, Canadian ice hockey player
- Donald Driver, American football player
- Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
- Andrei Luzgin, Estonian tennis player and coach
- Marissa Jaret Winokur, American actress and singer
- Melvin Mora, Venezuelan baseball player
- Isaac Kungwane, South African footballer and sportscaster (d. 2014)
- Jason Taylor, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Hwang Seok-jeong, South Korean actress
- Jennifer Westfeldt, American actress and singer
- Valeri Karpin, Estonian-Russian footballer and manager
- Sean Elliott, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Scott Erickson, American baseball player and coach
- Artūrs Irbe, Latvian ice hockey player and coach
- Laurent Nkunda, Congolese general
- Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis player and coach
- Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Michael Misick, Caicos Islander politician, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands
- Carl Airey, English footballer
- Eva Cassidy, American singer and guitarist (d. 1996)
- Kjell Dahlin, Swedish ice hockey player
- Andrej Kiska, Slovak entrepreneur and philanthropist, President of Slovakia
- Philippe Claudel, French author, director, and screenwriter
- Kate Raison, Australian actress
- Abraham Iyambo, Namibian politician (d. 2013)
- Leszek Engelking, Polish poet and author
- Kim Zimmer, American actress
- Christie Brinkley, American actress, model, and businesswoman
- John Tudor, American baseball player
- Jerry Sisk, Jr., American gemologist, co-founded Jewelry Television (d. 2013)
- John Cornyn, American lawyer and politician, 49th Attorney General of Texas
- Rick Dufay, French-American guitarist and songwriter
- Park Geun-hye, South Korean politician, 11th President of South Korea
- Ralph Merkle, American computer scientist and academic
- Vangelis Alexandris, Greek basketball player and coach
- Libby Purves, British journalist and author
- Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese wrestler
- Duncan Bannatyne, Scottish businessman and philanthropist
- Yasuko Namba, Japanese mountaineer (d. 1996)
- Brent Spiner, American actor
- Ross Valory, American rock bass player and songwriter
- Ina Garten, American chef and author
- Al McKay, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Roger Williamson, English race car driver (d. 1973)
- Farrah Fawcett, American actress and producer (d. 2009)
- John Armitt, English engineer and businessman
- Alpha Oumar Konaré, Malian academic and politician, 3rd President of Mali
- John Eatwell, Baron Eatwell, English economist and academic
- Andrew Davis, English organist and conductor
- Ursula Oppens, American pianist and educator
- Graham Nash, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alan Caddy, English guitarist and producer (d. 2000)
- Thomas M. Disch, American author and poet (d. 2008)
- Wayne Fontes, American football player and coach
- David Jason, English actor, director, and producer
- Jackie Burroughs, English-born Canadian actress (d. 2010)
- Mary-Dell Chilton, American chemist and inventor and one of the founders of modern plant biotechnology
- Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
- Norman Fowler, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
- Gene MacLellan, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1995)
- Don Buford, American baseball player and coach
- Eric Arturo Delvalle, Panamanian lawyer and politician, President of Panama (d. 2015)
- Anthony Haden-Guest, British journalist, poet, and critic
- Tom Smothers, American comedian, actor, and activist
- Metin Oktay, Turkish footballer and manager (d. 1991)
- Pete Brown, American golfer (d. 2015)
- Evgeny Velikhov, Russian physicist and academic
- M'el Dowd, American actress and singer (d. 2012)
- Tony Jay, English-American actor (d. 2006)
- Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Cuban bassist and composer (d. 2009)
- Than Shwe, Burmese general and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Burma
- Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (d. 2002)
- Robert Mandan, American actor (d. 2018)
- Dries van Agt, Dutch politician, diplomat and jurist, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Les Dawson, English comedian and author (d. 1993)
- John Paul Harney, Canadian educator and politician
- Judith Viorst, American journalist and author
- George Band, English engineer and mountaineer (d. 2011)
- Věra Chytilová, Czech actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- John Henry Holland, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2015)
- Ciriaco De Mita, 47th Prime minister of Italy
- Jay Handlan, American basketball player and engineer (d. 2013)
- Stan Getz, American saxophonist (d. 1991)
- Doris Sams, American baseball player (d. 2012)
- Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French academic and politician, 20th President of France
- Elaine Stritch, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
- Sonny Stitt, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1982)
- Jean Babilée, French dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)
- James Dickey, American poet and novelist (d. 1997)
- Svetozar Gligorić, Serbian and Yugoslav chess grandmaster (d.2012)
- Bonita Granville, American actress and producer (d. 1988)
- Red Schoendienst, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2018)
- Liz Smith, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
- Kunwar Digvijay Singh, Indian field hockey (d. 1978)
- Robert Chef d'Hôtel, French athlete
- James L. Usry, American politician, first African-American mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2002)
- Stoyanka Mutafova, Bulgarian actress
- George Hardwick, English footballer and coach (d. 2004)
- John Russell, American Olympic equestrian
- Georg Gawliczek, German footballer and manager (d. 1999)
- Đỗ Mười, Vietnamese politician, 5th Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2018)
- Abba Eban, South African-Israeli politician and diplomat, 1st Israel Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2002)
- Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (d. 2005)
- Khushwant Singh, Indian journalist and author (d. 2014)
- Eric Kierans, Canadian economist and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Communications (d. 2004)
- Burton Lane, American songwriter and composer (d. 1997)
- Jack Pizzey, Australian politician, 29th Premier of Queensland (d. 1968)
- Wes Ferrell, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
- Ayn Rand, Russian-born American novelist and philosopher (d. 1982)
- Newbold Morris, American lawyer and politician (d. 1966)
- John Tonkin, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1995)
- Jascha Heifetz, Lithuanian-born American violinist and educator (d. 1987)
- Anni Frind, German lyric soprano (d. 1987)
- Willie Kamm, American baseball player and manager (d. 1988)
- Elena Sánchez Valenzuela, Mexican silent film star, journalist, and suffragette (d. 1950)
- Howard Deering Johnson, American businessman, founded Howard Johnson's (d. 1972)
- Gertrude Blanch, Russian-American mathematician (d. 1996)
- Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
- George Halas, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
- Robert Philipp, American painter (d. 1981)
- Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1974)
- Damdin Sükhbaatar, Mongolian soldier and politician (d. 1924)
- Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (d. 1959)
- Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1972)
- Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general (d. 1952)
- Ernst Hanfstaengl, German businessman (d. 1975)
- William Rose Benét, American poet and author (d. 1950)
- Johnston McCulley, American author and screenwriter, created Zorro (d. 1958)
- Julia Nava de Ruisánchez, Mexican activist and writer (d. 1964)
- James Joyce, Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1941)
- Orval Overall, American baseball player and manager (d. 1947)
- Frank L. Packard, Canadian author (d. 1942)
- Fritz Kreisler, Austrian-American violinist and composer (d. 1962)
- Leo Fall, Austrian composer (d. 1925)
- Konstantin von Neurath, German politician and diplomat, 13th German Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1956)
- Enrique Simonet, Spanish painter and academic (d. 1927)
- Cornelius McKane, American physician, educator, and hospital founder (d. 1912)
- Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (d. 1949)
- Curtis Guild, Jr., American journalist and politician, 43rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
- Frederick William Vanderbilt, American railway magnate (d. 1938)
- Makar Yekmalyan, Armenian composer (d. 1905)
- José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican illustrator and engraver (d. 1913)
- Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet and playwright (d. 1921)
- Julian Sochocki, Polish-Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1927)
- François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss limnologist and hydrologist (d. 1912)
- Alfred Brehm, German zoologist and illustrator (d. 1884)
- William Stanley, English engineer and philanthropist (d. 1909)
- Albert Sidney Johnston, American general (d. 1862)
- Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist and academic (d. 1887)
- Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1856)
- Henri de Rigny, French admiral and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1835)
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French general and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1838)
- Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)
- Gottfried August Homilius, German organist and composer (d. 1785)
- Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (d. 1794)
- Johann Christoph Gottsched, German author and critic (d. 1766)
- William Borlase, English geologist and archaeologist (d. 1772)
- Louis Marchand, French organist and composer (d. 1732)
- William Phips, Royal governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1695)
- Pope Benedict XIII (d. 1730)
- Nell Gwyn, English actress, mistress of King Charles II of England (d. 1687)
- Johannes Schefferus, Swedish author and hymn-writer (d. 1679)
- Noël Chabanel, French missionary and saint (d. 1649)
- Ulrik of Denmark, Danish prince-bishop (d. 1633)
- Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
- Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl, German nobleman (d. 1644)
- Judith Quiney, William Shakespeare's youngest daughter (d. 1662)
- Hamnet Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's only son (d. 1596)
- Alix Le Clerc, French Canoness Regular and foundress (d. 1622)
- Nicolaus Reimers, German astronomer (d. 1600)
- Piotr Skarga, Polish writer (d. 1612)
- Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1565)
- John of Leiden, Dutch Anabaptist leader (d. 1536)
- René de Birague, Italian-French cardinal and politician (d. 1583)
- Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher and historian (d. 1574)
- Bona Sforza, queen of Sigismund I of Poland (d. 1557)
- Columba of Rieti, Italian Dominican sister (d. 1501)
- Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, Italian-Spanish historian and author (d. 1526)
- John, King of Denmark (d. 1513)
- Elisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of Saxony (d. 1486)
- Eleanor of Navarre, Queen regnant of Navarre (d. 1479)
- Maud Chaworth, Countess of Leicester (d. 1322).
- James I of Aragon (d. 1276)
- Justin I, Byzantine emperor (d. 527)
Deaths On This Day
- Bob Elliott, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
- Joseph Alfidi, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1949)
- Dave Bergman, American baseball player (b. 1953)
- Molade Okoya-Thomas, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)
- Gerd Albrecht, German conductor (b. 1935)
- Nicholas Brooks, English historian (b. 1941)
- Eduardo Coutinho, Brazilian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1967)
- Abraham Iyambo, Namibian politician (b. 1961)
- John Kerr, American actor and lawyer (b. 1931)
- Chris Kyle, American soldier and sniper (b. 1974)
- Lino Oviedo, Paraguayan general and politician (b. 1943)
- Pepper Paire, American baseball player (b. 1924)
- Frederick William Danker, American lexicographer and scholar (b. 1920)
- George Esper, American journalist and academic (b. 1932)
- Dorothy Gilman, American author (b. 1923)
- James F. Lloyd, American pilot and politician (b. 1922)
- Edward Amy, Canadian general (b. 1918)
- Margaret John, Welsh actress (b. 1926)
- Barry Morse, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1918)
- Max Schmeling, German boxer (b. 1905)
- Bernard McEveety, American director and producer (b. 1924)
- Lou Harrison, American composer and educator (b. 1917)
- David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)
- Haroun Tazieff, German-French geologist and cinematographer (b. 1914)
- Sanford Meisner, American actor and coach (b. 1904)
- Gene Kelly, American actor, singer, dancer, and director (b. 1912)
- Fred Perry, English-Australian tennis player (b. 1909)
- Donald Pleasence, English-French actor (b. 1919)
- François Reichenbach, French director and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Bert Parks, American actor, singer, television personality; Miss America telecast presenter (b. 1914)
- Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
- Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater and coach (b. 1951)
- Arnold Nordmeyer, New Zealand minister and politician, 30th New Zealand Minister of Finance (b. 1901)
- Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1927)
- Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- William Howard Stein, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (b. 1930)
- Sid Vicious, English singer and bass player (b. 1957)
- Gustave Lanctot, Canadian historian and academic (b. 1883)
- Imre Lakatos, Hungarian-English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1922)
- Hendrik Elias, Belgian academic and politician, 9th Mayor of Ghent (b. 1902)
- Natalie Clifford Barney, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1876)
- Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)
- Boris Karloff, English actor (b. 1887)
- Tullio Serafin, Italian conductor and director (b. 1878)
- Shlomo Hestrin, Canadian-Israeli biochemist and academic (b. 1914)
- Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1890)
- Charley Grapewin, American actor (b. 1869)
- Truxtun Hare, American football player and hammer thrower (b. 1878)
- Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (b. 1876)
- Hella Wuolijoki, Estonian-Finnish author and politician (b. 1886)
- Callistratus of Georgia, Georgian patriarch (b. 1866)
- Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician and academic (b. 1873)
- Thomas W. Lamont, American banker and philanthropist (b. 1870)
- Bevil Rudd, South African runner and journalist (b. 1894)
- Alfred Delp, German priest and philosopher (b. 1907)
- Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German economist and politician (b. 1884)
- Johannes Popitz, German lawyer and politician (b. 1884)
- Ado Birk, Estonian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1883)
- Daniil Kharms, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1905)
- Bernhard Gregory, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1879)
- Agha Petros, Assyrian general and politician (b. 1880)
- Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general and politician (b. 1848)
- Antti Aarne, Finnish historian and academic (b. 1867)
- Jaap Eden, Dutch speed skater and cyclist (b. 1873)
- Julius Kuperjanov, Estonian lieutenant (b. 1894)
- John L. Sullivan, American boxer (b. 1858)
- Gustaf de Laval, Swedish engineer (b. 1845)
- Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1829)
- Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and academic (b. 1834)
- Henri Germain, French banker and politician, founded Le Crédit Lyonnais (b. 1824)
- Ernest Cashel, American-Canadian criminal (b. 1882)
- William Collins Whitney, American financier and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1841)
- Henry Parker, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1808)
- Vincenzo Dimech, Maltese sculptor (b. 1768)
- George Walton, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Georgia (b. 1749)
- Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1713)
- Pope Clement XIII (b. 1693)
- Robert Smith, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1689)
- Antonio Maria Valsalva, Italian anatomist and physician (b. 1666)
- John Sharp, English archbishop (b. 1643)
- Martin Lister, English physician and geologist (b. 1639)
- Guillaume de l'Hôpital, French mathematician and academic (b. 1661)
- Abraham Duquesne, French admiral (b. 1610)
- Ivan Belostenec, Croatian linguist and lexicographer (b. 1594)
- Lucas Holstenius, German geographer and historian (b. 1596)
- Gaston, Duke of Orléans (b. 1608)
- Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (b. 1615)
- George Abbot, English author and politician (b. 1603)
- Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer and educator (b. 1525)
- Bessho Nagaharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1558)
- Baldassare Castiglione, Italian soldier and diplomat (b. 1478)
- Hatuey, Caribbean tribal chief
- Owen Tudor, Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty
- Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, Egyptian jurist and scholar (b. 1372)
- Vittorino da Feltre, Italian humanist (b. 1378)
- Joan II of Naples, Queen of Naples (b. 1371)
- Narymunt, Prince of Pinsk
- Thomas Bek, Bishop of Lincoln, was the bishop of Lincoln (b. 1282)
- Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1229)
- Eric XI of Sweden (b. 1216)
- Joan, Lady of Wales
- Konstantin of Rostov (b. 1186)
- Bořivoj II, Duke of Bohemia (b. 1064)
- Bruno, duke of Saxony
- Laurence of Canterbury, English archbishop and saint