On This Day in History: February 21
February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 313 days remain until the end of the year (314 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Maryland man wins $50,000 twice after switching up his lottery game. There's another winner in the state of Maryland, and this time he's taking home a $50,000 jackpot to compliment the first $50,000 prize he picked up from a different scratch-off.
- NM Lottery Pick 4 computerized drawing glitch made many tickets worthless. When the New Mexico Lottery introduced its latest lottery draw game, Pick 4, in early February, players had no idea that many of the tickets they purchased were completely worthless with no chance of winning.
- N.J. weighs keeping lottery winners anonymous. New Jersey lawmakers are looking to protect state lottery winners from potential moochers and scammers by allowing them to remain anonymous.
- Irish family celebrate after record €175 million lottery win. A family from a village outside Dublin, Ireland, has claimed a €175 million (US$198.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot after stashing the winning ticket in an Argos catalog under a mattress.
- Man wins $200,000 playing Pick 4. A retired electronics technician from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won $200,000 in Thursday's evening drawing of the Iowa Lottery's Pick 4 game.
- Maryland family claims $26M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A grandmother-of-two from Mt. Airy, Maryland, won a $26 million Mega Millions jackpot hours after her fiancée told her they were going to wake up as millionaires.
- Man wins $7.2 million playing slots in friend's memory after funeral. A Michigan man went to Mississippi for a friend's funeral last week, and came back a multimillionaire.
- Focus group member is first winner of new Kentucky Lottery game. A member of a focus group that looked at various game concepts for the Kentucky Lottery turned out to be the first big winner of one of the games he evaluated.
- Estranged husband of N.Y. Lottery winner to sue for his share. The estranged husband of the Irishwoman who won a $21.5 million New York Lottery jackpot is set to sue her for his share of the winnings.
- Indiana Lottery privitization takes big step forward. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' plan to privatize the state lottery took a major step forward Tuesday when a key Senate fiscal panel narrowly approved the proposal.
- Indiana Lottery sell-off advances in state Senate. A Senate committee approved legislation yesterday to privatize the Hoosier Lottery after university officials said they needed the money it would generate to attract top researchers and boost life sciences.
- New N.C. Lottery ad agency picked after earlier winner withdraws. The North Carolina lottery hired a new ad agency Tuesday to promote its games -- now less than six weeks from the start -- after the agency that originally won the job refused to put up a $500,000 bond to ensure its vendors were paid.
- Record Powerball lottery winner gets endorsement offer. Although yet to be identified, the newest millionaire in the U.S. has already received a first commercial endorsement offer.
- Tennessee lottery player wins $1.2 million Powerball prize. A player in Manchester, Tennessee, will win $1.2 million after Saturday night's Powerball drawing.
- Ardmore Powerball Lottery Ticket Worth $667,142. A ticket bought in Ardmore, Oklahoma is worth $667,142 from the record Powerball drawing, Oklahoma Lottery officials say.
- Kentucky couple hopes to finish house with lottery winnings. A Kentucky couple who bought five Powerball tickets after celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary got a surprise gift the next day.
- Co-workers split lottery mini-jackpot. A group of 20 laboratory employees at Medical Associates in Clinton, Iowa, got great news Sunday morning when they learned they will share a $667,142 prize in Saturday's Powerball drawing.
- Tennessee bill would prohibit sales of lottery tickets on Sundays. A Tennesse Democrat duo is sponsoring a bill that would forbid the sale of lottery tickets in the State of Tennessee on Sundays.
- Winning Florida Lotto ticket sold in Cape Coral. A Cape Coral, Florida shopper bought the only winning ticket in Saturday's $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot, lottery officials announced Sunday.
- Officials form lottery pool in attempt to clear town's debt. Local officials in a small German town are banking on a lottery win to keep the local council from going bust.
- Survey: Few lottery winners go wild. Few big winners go on a major spending spree or subject their winnings to big investment risks, according to a survey by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Of 260 people who won at least $1 million between 1991 and 2003.
- Penn. officials study slots' effect on lottery revenues. Pennsylvania state senators pressed state Revenue Secretary Greg Fajt last week on the whether the imminent arrival of slot machines will harm the Pennsylvania Lottery.
- Group fearful of lottery in Alabama. A Washington, D.C.-based public policy group called The Tax Foundation issued warnings about a new lottery campaign aimed at Alabamians.
- Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Virginia. One lucky ticket-holder in Virginia managed to beat the odds to become the sole winner of the record $230 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$435.3 Million
Feb 22, 2017
- 2.$304 Million
Feb 23, 2019
- 3.$275 Million
Feb 22, 2008
- 4.€210 Million
Feb 23, 2021
- 5.$246 Million
Feb 21, 2018
- 6.$236 Million
Feb 24, 2016
- 7.$224 Million
Feb 22, 2019
- 8.€174 Million
Feb 23, 2018
- 9.$204 Million
Feb 23, 2018
- 10.$177 Million
Feb 23, 2007
- 11.$175 Million
Feb 21, 2006
- 12.$172 Million
Feb 21, 2014
- 13.$155 Million
Feb 23, 2011
- 14.$145 Million
Feb 24, 2009
- 15.€111.52 Million
Feb 23, 2021
- 16.€103.1 Million
Feb 22, 2018
- 17.$125 Million
Feb 21, 2009
- 18.€108.55 Million
Feb 21, 2019
- 19.$115 Million
Feb 23, 2008
- 20.$114 Million
Feb 23, 2016
- 21.$112 Million
Feb 24, 2015
- 22.€91.58 Million
Feb 21, 2017
- 23.$94.1 Million
Feb 24, 2021
- 24.$93 Million
Feb 21, 2001
- 25.$83 Million
Feb 23, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Feb 21, 1993
28 years old
Tuesday, Feb 21, 1984
37 years old
Monday, Feb 21, 1983
38 years old
Monday, Feb 21, 1983
38 years old
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1979
42 years old
Monday, Feb 21, 1977
44 years old
Saturday, Feb 21, 1976
45 years old
Thursday, Feb 21, 1974
47 years old
Sunday, Feb 21, 1971
50 years old
Saturday, Feb 21, 1970
51 years old
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1968
53 years old
Sunday, Feb 21, 1965
56 years old
Sunday, Feb 21, 1965
56 years old
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1962
59 years old
Sunday, Feb 21, 1960
61 years old
Friday, Feb 21, 1958
63 years old
Friday, Feb 21, 1958
63 years old
Tuesday, Feb 21, 1956
65 years old
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1951
70 years old
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1945
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 17 people are killed and 119 injured following several bombings in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
- Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
- Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
- The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
- Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108 people.
- United States President Richard Nixon visits China to normalize Sino-American relations.
- The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
- The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
- Malcolm X is assassinated while giving a talk at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem.
- The CND symbol, aka peace symbol, commissioned by the Direct Action Committee in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
- The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free".
- The Bengali Language Movement protests occur at the University of Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
- NASCAR is incorporated.
- In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
- World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japanese kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea and damage the USS Saratoga.
- World War II: the Brazilian Expeditionary Force defeat the German forces in the Battle of Monte Castello on the Italian front.
- The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
- Augusto Sandino is executed.
- In the first battle of the Warlord Rebellion in northeastern Shandong against the Nationalist government of China, a 24,000-strong rebel force led by Zhang Zongchang was defeated at Zhifu by 7,000 NRA troops.
- The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
- Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.
- Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup.
- German socialist Kurt Eisner is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
- The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
- World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
- Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
- An Englishman raised in Australia, Bob Fitzsimmons, fought an Irishman, Peter Maher, in an American promoted event which technically took place in Mexico, winning the 1896 World Heavyweight Championship in boxing.
- The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
- The first telephone directory is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
- The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
- Lucy Hobbs Taylor becomes the first American woman to graduate from dental school.
- American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
- John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
- Initial issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is the first periodical to use the Cherokee syllabary invented by Sequoyah.
- Without a previous declaration of war, Russian troops cross the border to Sweden at Abborfors in eastern Finland, thus beginning the Finnish War, in which Sweden will lose the eastern half of the country (e.g. Finland) to Russia.
- The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
- A force of 1,400 French soldiers invaded Britain at Fishguard in support of the Society of United Irishmen. They were defeated by 500 British reservists.
- Mikhail I is unanimously elected Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
- The Prussian Confederation is formed.
- Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery.
Births On This Day
- Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, Thai actor and singer
- Noah Rubin, American tennis player
- Tang Haochen, Chinese tennis player
- Steve Leo Beleck, Cameroonian footballer
- Davy Klaassen, Dutch footballer
- Masaki Suda, Japanese actor
- Joe Alwyn, English actor
- Riyad Mahrez, Algerian footballer
- Ji So-yun, South Korean footballer
- Devon Travis, American baseball player
- Suppasit Jongcheveevat, Thai actor
- Mattias Tedenby, Swedish ice hockey player
- Corbin Bleu, American actor, model, dancer, film producer and singer-songwriter
- Elliot Page, Canadian actor
- Eniola Aluko, English footballer
- Charlotte Church, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress
- Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
- Jamaal Westerman, American football player
- Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby player
- David Odonkor, German footballer
- Marco Paoloni, Italian footballer
- James Wisniewski, American ice hockey player
- Braylon Edwards, American football player
- Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
- Mélanie Laurent, French actress
- Andre Barrett, American basketball player
- Chantal Claret, American singer-songwriter
- Tebogo Jacko Magubane, South African DJ and producer
- Floor Jansen, Dutch singer, songwriter, and vocal coach
- Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
- Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 5th King of Bhutan
- Justin Roiland, American animator, writer and voice actor
- Pascal Chimbonda, Guadeloupean-French footballer
- Shane Gibson, American guitarist (d. 2014)
- Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress and producer
- Carly Colón, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
- Jordan Peele, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Kumail Nanjiani, Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcast host
- Jonathan Safran Foer, American novelist
- Steve Francis, American basketball player
- Owen King, American author
- Kevin Rose, American businessman and television host, founded Digg
- Ryan Smyth, Canadian ice hockey player
- Michael McIntyre, English comedian, actor and television presenter
- Scott Miller, Australian swimmer
- Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
- Heri Joensen, Faroese singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Brian Rolston, American ice hockey player and coach
- Seo Taiji, South Korean singer-songwriter
- Pierre Fulke, Swedish golfer
- Michael Slater, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- Eric Wilson, American bass player and drummer
- James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Aunjanue Ellis, American actress and producer
- Petra Kronberger, Austrian skier
- Tony Meola, American soccer player and manager
- Cathy Richardson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Leroy Burrell, American runner and coach
- Sari Essayah, Finnish athlete and politician
- Mark Ferguson, Australian journalist
- Mark Kelly, United States Senator, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
- Scott Kelly, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
- William Baldwin, American actor
- Ranking Roger, English singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2019)
- Greg Turner, New Zealand golfer
- Chuck Palahniuk, American novelist and journalist
- David Foster Wallace, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2008)
- Christopher Atkins, American actor and businessman
- Elliot Hirshman, American psychologist and academic
- Plamen Oresharski, Bulgarian economist and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Bulgaria
- Steve Wynn, American singer-songwriter
- José María Cano, Spanish singer-songwriter and painter
- Jake Burns, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kim Coates, Canadian actor
- Alan Trammell, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Kelsey Grammer, American actor, singer, and producer
- Christina Rees, British politician
- Christine Ebersole, American actress and singer
- William Petersen, American actor and producer
- Jean-Jacques Burnel, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Vitaly Churkin, Russian diplomat, former Ambassador of Russia to the United Nations (d. 2017)
- Vince Welnick, American keyboard player (d. 2006)
- Larry Drake, American actor (d. 2016)
- Frank Brunner, American illustrator
- Jerry Harrison, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
- Bill Slayback, American baseball player and singer (d. 2015)
- Johnny Echols, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Olympia Snowe, American politician
- Tyne Daly, American actress and singer
- Anthony Daniels, English actor and producer
- Alan Rickman, English actor and director (d. 2016)
- Bob Ryan, American journalist and author
- Maurice Bembridge, English golfer
- David Geffen, American businessman, co-founded DreamWorks and Geffen Records
- Tony Martin, Trinidadian-American historian and academic (d. 2013)
- Margarethe von Trotta, German actress, director, and screenwriter
- Peter Gethin, English racing driver (d. 2011)
- John Lewis, American activist and politician (d. 2020)
- Bobby Charles, American singer-songwriter (d. 2020)
- Kel Tremain, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1992)
- Ron Clarke, Australian runner and politician, Mayor of the Gold Coast (d. 2015)
- Harald V of Norway
- Barbara Jordan, American lawyer and politician (d. 1996)
- Richard A. Lupoff, American author (d. 2020)
- Rue McClanahan, American actress (d. 2010)
- Nina Simone, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2003)
- Chespirito, Mexican actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Erma Bombeck, American journalist and author (d. 1996)
- Sam Peckinpah, American director and screenwriter (d. 1984)
- Jack Ramsay, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2014)
- Thelma Estrin, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
- Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean educator and politician, 2nd President of Zimbabwe (d. 2019)
- Dorothy Blum, American computer scientist and cryptanalyst (d. 1980)
- John Rawls, American philosopher and academic (d. 2002)
- Richard T. Whitcomb, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2009)
- Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (d. 1996)
- Tadd Dameron, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
- Claudia Jones, Trinidad-British journalist and activist (d. 1964)
- Ann Sheridan, American actress and singer (d. 1967)
- Anton Vratuša, Prime Minister of Slovenia (d. 2017)
- Ilmari Juutilainen, Finnish soldier and pilot (d. 1999)
- Zachary Scott, American actor (d. 1965)
- Jean Tatlock, American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1944)
- Arline Judge, American actress and singer (d. 1974)
- Douglas Bader, English captain and pilot (d. 1982)
- Hans Erni, Swiss painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2015)
- W. H. Auden, English-American poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1973)
- Anaïs Nin, French-American essayist and memoirist (d. 1977)
- Raymond Queneau, French poet and author (d. 1976)
- Arthur Nock, English theologian and academic (d. 1963)
- Jeanne Aubert, French singer and actress (d. 1988)
- Nirala, Indian poet and author (d. 1961)
- Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
- Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar, Indian chemist and academic (d. 1955)
- Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (d. 1979)
- Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (d. 1987)
- Harry Stack Sullivan, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1949)
- Clemence Dane, English author and playwright (d. 1965)
- Korechika Anami, Japanese general and politician, 54th Japanese Minister of War (d. 1945)
- Sacha Guitry, Russian-French actor, director, and playwright (d. 1957)
- Kenneth J. Alford, English soldier, bandmaster, and composer (d. 1945)
- Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
- Jeanne Calment, French super-centenarian, oldest verified person ever (d. 1997)
- Otto Hermann Kahn, German banker and philanthropist (d. 1934)
- John Haden Badley, English author and educator, founded the Bedales School (d. 1967)
- Goscombe John, Welsh-English sculptor and academic (d. 1952)
- Charles-Marie Widor, French organist and composer (d. 1937)
- Léo Delibes, French pianist and composer (d. 1891)
- Charles Scribner I, American publisher, founded Charles Scribner's Sons (d. 1871)
- José Zorrilla, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1893)
- John Henry Newman, English cardinal (d. 1890)
- Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican general and politician, 8th President of Mexico (d. 1876)
- Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1857)
- Francis Ronalds, British scientist, inventor and engineer who was knighted for developing the first working electric telegraph (d. 1873)
- Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1835)
- Peter III of Russia (d. 1762)
- Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, English admiral and politician (d. 1781)
- Rebecca Nurse, Massachusetts colonist, executed as a witch (d. 1692)
- Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian military commander (d. 1680)
- Nurhaci, Manchu emperor (d. 1626)
- Sethus Calvisius, German astronomer, composer, and theorist (d. 1615)
- Philipp V, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1599)
- Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland, English Earl (d. 1549)
- Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1535)
- Joanna la Beltraneja, princess of Castile (d. 1530)
- Isabella of Portugal (d. 1471)
- Abe no Seimei, Japanese astrologer (d. 1005)
Deaths On This Day
- Mireya Arboleda, Colombian classical pianist (b. 1928)
- Kevin Dann, Australian rugby league player (b. 1958)
- Stanley Donen, American film director (b. 1924)
- Peter Tork, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
- Billy Graham, American evangelist (b. 1918)
- Jeanne Martin Cissé, Guinean teacher and politician (b. 1926)
- Eric Brown, Scottish-English captain and pilot (b. 1919)
- Aleksei Gubarev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1931)
- Sadeq Tabatabaei, Iranian journalist and politician (b. 1943)
- Clark Terry, American trumpet player, composer, and educator (b. 1920)
- Héctor Maestri, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1935)
- Matthew Robinson, Australian snowboarder (b. 1985)
- Cornelius Schnauber, German-American historian, playwright, and academic (b. 1939)
- Hasse Jeppson, Swedish footballer (b. 1925)
- H. M. Darmstandler, American general (b. 1922)
- Dwayne McDuffie, American author and screenwriter, co-founded Milestone Media (b. 1962)
- Bernard Nathanson, American physician and activist (b. 1926)
- Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban author, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1929)
- Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor (b. 1929)
- John Charles, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1931)
- John Thaw, English actor and producer (b. 1942)
- Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- Ilmari Juutilainen, Finnish soldier and pilot (b. 1914)
- Wilmer Mizell, American baseball player and politician (b. 1930)
- Morton Gould, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1913)
- Robert Bolt, English dramatist (b. 1924)
- Johannes Steinhoff, German general and pilot (b. 1913)
- Inge Lehmann, Danish seismologist and geophysicist (b. 1888)
- Dorothy Auchterlonie Green, Australian poet, critic, and academic (b. 1915)
- Helen Hooven Santmyer, American novelist (b. 1895)
- Louis Hayward, South African-American actor (b. 1909)
- Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- Gershom Scholem, German-Israeli historian and philosopher (b. 1897)
- Alfred Andersch, German-Swiss author (b. 1914)
- Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman, co-founded Tim Hortons (b. 1930)
- Zhang Guohua, Chinese general and politician (b. 1914)
- Bronislava Nijinska, Russian-American dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)
- Eugène Tisserant, French cardinal (b. 1884)
- Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
- Charles Beaumont, American author and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Malcolm X, American minister and activist (b. 1925; assassinated)
- Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)
- Fannie Charles Dillon, American composer (b. 1881)
- José Streel, Belgian journalist (b. 1911)
- Eric Liddell, Scottish rugby player and runner (b. 1902)
- Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-French racing driver (b. 1873)
- Frederick Banting, Canadian physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
- George Ellery Hale, American astronomer and academic (b. 1868)
- Augusto César Sandino, Nicaraguan rebel leader (b. 1895)
- Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
- Kurt Eisner, German journalist and politician, Minister-President of Bavaria (b. 1867)
- James Timberlake, American lieutenant and police officer (b. 1846)
- William Weston, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1804)
- Justinus Kerner, German poet and physician (b. 1786)
- Emperor Ninkō of Japan (b. 1800)
- Kittur Chennamma, Indian queen and freedom fighter (b. 1778)
- Eugène de Beauharnais, French general (b. 1781)
- Georg Friedrich von Martens, German jurist and diplomat (b. 1756)
- Pope Benedict XIII (b. 1649)
- Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, English politician (b. 1637)
- Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1632)
- Robert Southwell, English priest and poet (b. 1561)
- Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick, English nobleman and general (b. 1528)
- Cho Shik, Korean poet and scholar (d. 1501)
- Hieronymus Bock, German botanist and physician (b. 1498)
- Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, Somalian general (b. 1507)
- Pope Julius II (b. 1443)
- Jan Rokycana, Czech bishop and theologian (b. 1396)
- James I of Scotland (b. 1394; assassinated)
- Baldwin of Ibelin, Seneschal of Cyprus
- Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Japanese shōgun (b. 1154)
- Randoald of Grandval, prior of the Benedictine monastery of Grandval
- 4 AD
- Gaius Caesar, Roman consul and grandson of Augustus (b. 20 BC)