On This Day in History: February 23
February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 311 days remain until the end of the year (312 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Wisconsin veteran claims two major lottery prizes in two weeks. After winning a Wisconsin Lottery Badger 5 jackpot and Powerball prize in just two weeks, one Wisconsin veteran is walking away $171,000 richer.
- Massachusetts woman wins her second $1M lottery prize. A Massachusetts woman who won a $1 million lottery prize 10 years ago has hit it rich again.
- 4 months later, mystery and rumors surround Mega Millions $1.5 billion jackpot. Four months after South Carolina's first Mega Millions jackpot win, the staggering $1.5 billion prize remains unclaimed.
- Furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5 million in New Jersey Lottery. A New York City park ranger from New Jersey who was furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.
- One ticket sold in Indiana wins $435 million Powerball jackpot. One ticket sold in the Hoosier State won Wednesday's $435.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot, which had been accumulating for 18 consecutive draws without a winner.
- Store employees accused of stealing $140,000 in lottery tickets. Three Oshkosh, Wisconsin, women each face a felony theft charge after authorities say they collectively stole more than $140,000 in lottery tickets from their employer during the course of three years.
- Twin sisters split $6 million California Lottery prize. Twin sisters from California are now millionaires after winning $6 million in a scratch-off lotto ticket.
- Iowa House votes to allow touchscreen lottery machines. The Iowa House kicked off the seventh week of the 2016 session by approving a bill to make buying lottery tickets easier.
- How a group of MIT students gamed the Massachusetts Lottery. The story of how a group of MIT students, as well as rival groups, legally gamed the Massachusetts Lottery by taking advantage of a unique in-state lottery game.
- Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game. The Georgia Lottery tonight is kicking off the first drawing of its latest Georgia-only lotto game: Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match.
- CT lawmakers again seek lottery winnings from 1995 ticket. A long-running battle to claim the winnings of a 19-year-old lottery ticket has been revived in the legislature.
- Indiana man wins $5M on scratch-off. A Muncie, Indiana, man is the latest lucky Hoosier to win big money from the Hoosier Lottery.
- N.J. Gov. may veto online gambling bill. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie next week is expected to veto a bill that would have allowed state residents to become the first in the country to place legal bets from their living rooms over the Internet.
- Movie box office: Real betting is on the way. Soon, everyone will be able to bet on how well movies perform -- or under-perform -- at the boxoffice.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised to $212 million. A dramatic increase in sales of Mega Millions lottery tickets has prompted the twelve Mega Millions states to raise the jackpot mid-week to $212 million.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot leaps to $96 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $96 million Wednesday.
- California's lottery retailer of the month is small family-owned store. A relatively small Vallejo, California family business in a diminutive strip mall beat out more than 18,000 stores of all sizes to be named California's State Lottery Retailer of the Month for March.
- Oklahoma Lottery Commission Holds First Meeting Today. Oklahoma's Education Lottery Commission holds its first meeting this afternoon at the state Capitol.
- NJ Resident Dreams Up Scratch Game. A retired Edison, New Jersey police captain literally dreamed up Six Shooters, a New Jersey Lottery scratch game.
- Indiana lottery player wins $1 million. An Evansville, Indiana man who won $1,026,000 on a special edition of the "Hoosier Millionaire" show plans to use winnings to pay off his home mortgage.
- Miami ticket takes $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Virginia Lottery Rains on Lady Luck's Parade. The Virginia Lottery is considering legal action against North Dakota because the North Dakota Lottery chose a mascot similar to Virginia's Lady Luck.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$304 Million
Feb 23, 2019
- 2.$269 Million
Feb 24, 2018
- 3.€210 Million
Feb 23, 2021
- 4.$245 Million
Feb 26, 2019
- 5.$236 Million
Feb 24, 2016
- 6.€174 Million
Feb 23, 2018
- 7.$212 Million
Feb 24, 2006
- 8.$204 Million
Feb 23, 2018
- 9.$195 Million
Feb 25, 2014
- 10.$177 Million
Feb 23, 2007
- 11.$155 Million
Feb 23, 2011
- 12.$150 Million
Feb 25, 2009
- 13.$145 Million
Feb 24, 2009
- 14.€111.52 Million
Feb 23, 2021
- 15.€104.36 Million
Feb 24, 2018
- 16.€109.8 Million
Feb 23, 2019
- 17.$115 Million
Feb 23, 2008
- 18.$114 Million
Feb 23, 2016
- 19.$112 Million
Feb 24, 2015
- 20.€92.57 Million
Feb 23, 2017
- 21.$96 Million
Feb 25, 2005
- 22.$94.1 Million
Feb 24, 2021
- 23.$83 Million
Feb 23, 2010
- 23.$83 Million
Feb 24, 2012
- 25.$80 Million
Feb 23, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Feb 23, 1993
28 years old
Monday, Feb 23, 1987
34 years old
Sunday, Feb 23, 1986
35 years old
Saturday, Feb 23, 1985
36 years old
Thursday, Feb 23, 1984
37 years old
Thursday, Feb 23, 1978
43 years old
Friday, Feb 23, 1973
48 years old
Wednesday, Feb 23, 1972
49 years old
Sunday, Feb 23, 1969
52 years old
Sunday, Feb 23, 1969
52 years old
Wednesday, Feb 23, 1966
55 years old
Wednesday, Feb 23, 1955
66 years old
Thursday, Feb 23, 1950
71 years old
Monday, Feb 23, 1942
79 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Four simultaneous prison riots leave at least 62 people dead in Ecuador.
- Atlas Air Flight 3591, a Boeing 767 freighter, crashes into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, killing all three people on board.
- The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army captures Al-Bab from ISIL.
- A series of attacks across Iraq leave at least 83 killed and more than 250 injured.
- Unknown criminals pour more than 2⁄2 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in northern Italy, sparking an environmental disaster.
- A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber crashes on Guam, marking the first operational loss of a B-2.
- A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 88. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
- Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
- In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42 people.
- In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
- Saddam Hussein begins the Anfal genocide against Kurds and Assyrians in northern Iraq.
- Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
- In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
- Iran hostage crisis: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
- The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
- Operation Lam Son 719: South Vietnamese General Do Cao Tri was killed in a helicopter crash en route to taking control of the faltering campaign.
- In Syria, Ba'ath Party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin al-Hafiz, also a Baathist.
- The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.
- International Organization for Standardization is founded.
- World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.
- World War II: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free all 2,147 captives of the Los Baños internment camp, in what General Colin Powell later would refer to as "the textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies."
- World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.
- World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
- World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is annihilated in a raid by 379 British bombers.
- The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
- The Cavan Orphanage fire kills thirty-five girls and an elderly cook.
- Greek Resistance: The United Panhellenic Organization of Youth is founded in Greece.
- World War II: Japanese submarines fire artillery shells at the coastline near Santa Barbara, California.
- Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
- Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
- U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.
- German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time.
- First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution (March 8 in the Gregorian calendar).
- The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
- Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club.
- Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".
- Second Boer War: During the Battle of the Tugela Heights, the first British attempt to take Hart's Hill fails.
- Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing J'Accuse…!, a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
- The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
- Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of aluminium from the electrolysis of aluminium oxide, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall.
- Sino-French War: French Army gains an important victory in the Battle of Đồng Đăng in the Tonkin region of Vietnam.
- Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an anti-trust law.
- Reconstruction Era: Post-U.S. Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
- President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
- The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
- Mexican-American War: Battle of Buena Vista: In Mexico, American troops under future president General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- Texas Revolution: The Siege of the Alamo (prelude to the Battle of the Alamo) begins in San Antonio, Texas.
- Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed and the conspirators arrested.
- American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to help to train the Continental Army.
- Mapuche forces, under the leadership of Lautaro, score a victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Marihueñu in Chile.
- Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
- Byzantine emperor Justinian I lays the foundation stone of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople - the Hagia Sophia.
- Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.
Births On This Day
- Jamal Murray, Canadian basketball player
- D'Angelo Russell, American basketball player
- Andrew Wiggins, Canadian basketball player
- Dakota Fanning, American actress
- Chris Grevsmuhl, Australian rugby league player
- Casemiro, Brazilian footballer
- Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
- Kevin Connauton, Canadian ice hockey player
- Terry Hawkridge, English footballer
- Marco Scandella, Canadian ice hockey player
- Evan Bates, American ice dancer
- Jérémy Pied, French footballer
- Nicolás Gaitán, Argentinian footballer
- Ab-Soul, American rapper
- Theophilus London, Trinidadian-American singer-songwriter and producer
- Zak Kirkup, Member of the Parliament of Western Australia
- Emerson Conceição, Brazilian footballer
- Skylar Grey, American singer-songwriter
- Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
- Jerod Mayo, American football player
- Ola Svensson, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Mido, Egyptian footballer, manager and sportscaster
- Aziz Ansari, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Emily Blunt, English actress
- Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor and screenwriter
- Gareth Barry, English footballer
- Josh Gad, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Charles Tillman, American football player
- Residente, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
- Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
- Kristina Šmigun-Vähi, Estonian skier
- Scott Elarton, American baseball player and coach
- Kelly Macdonald, Scottish actress
- Michael Cornacchia, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ryan McCourt, Canadian artist
- Herschelle Gibbs, South African cricketer
- Robbi Kempson, South African rugby player
- Jeff Nordgaard, American-Polish basketball player
- Alessandro Sturba, Italian footballer
- Rondell White, American baseball player
- Carin Koch, Swedish golfer
- Melinda Messenger, English model and television host
- Joe-Max Moore, American soccer player
- Niecy Nash, American actress and producer
- Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer
- Martine Croxall, English journalist and television news presenter
- Daymond John, American fashion designer and businessman, founded FUBU
- Steve Stricker, American golfer
- Chris Vrenna, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
- Michael Dell, American businessman
- Helena Suková, Czech-Monacan tennis player
- John Norum, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter
- Bobby Bonilla, American baseball player
- Radosław Sikorski, Polish journalist and politician, 11th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
- Michael Wilton, American guitarist
- Naruhito, Emperor of Japan
- Clayton Anderson, American engineer and astronaut
- Nick de Bois, English politician
- Ian Liddell-Grainger, Scottish soldier and politician
- Linda Nolan, Irish singer and actress
- David Sylvian, English singer-songwriter
- Sandra Osborne, Scottish politician
- Howard Jones, English singer-songwriter
- Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
- Rajini Thiranagama, Sri Lankan physician and academic (d. 1989)
- Viktor Yushchenko, Ukrainian captain and politician, 3rd President of Ukraine
- Kenny Bee, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Satoru Nakajima, Japanese race car driver
- Brad Whitford, American guitarist and songwriter
- Eddie Dibbs, American tennis player
- Debbie Friedman, American singer-songwriter of Jewish melodies (d. 2011)
- Ed "Too Tall" Jones, American football player and boxer
- Patricia Richardson, American actress
- Rebecca Goldstein, American philosopher and author
- John Greaves, British bass guitarist and composer
- César Aira, Argentinian author and translator
- Marc Garneau, Canadian engineer, astronaut, and politician
- Bill Alexander, English director and producer
- Trevor Cherry, English footballer (d. 2020)
- Steve Priest, English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2020)
- Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician, Speaker of the Danish Parliament
- Anton Mosimann, Swiss chef and author
- Rusty Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Allan Boesak, South African cleric and politician
- Bernard Cornwell, English author and educator
- Florian Fricke, German keyboard player and composer (d. 2001)
- Johnny Winter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)
- Fred Biletnikoff, American football player and coach
- Bobby Mitchell, American golfer (d. 2018)
- Ron Hunt, American baseball player
- Peter Fonda, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)
- Jackie Smith, American football player
- Sylvia Chase, American broadcast journalist (d. 2019)
- Paul Morrissey, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Diane Varsi, American actress (d. 1992)
- Tom Osborne, American football player, coach, and politician
- Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (d. 2008)
- Tom Wesselmann, American painter and sculptor (d. 2004)
- Paul West, English-American author, poet, and academic (d. 2015)
- Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (d. 2008)
- Elston Howard, American baseball player and coach (d. 1980)
- Hans Herrmann, German race car driver
- Vasily Lazarev, Russian colonel, physician, and astronaut (d. 1990)
- Régine Crespin, French soprano and actress (d. 2007)
- Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)
- Allan McLeod Cormack, South-African-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
- Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan jurist and politician, President of Uruguay (d. 2014)
- Harry Clarke, English international footballer (d. 2000)
- Ioannis Grivas, Greek judge and politician, 176th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2016)
- Dante Lavelli, American football player (d. 2009)
- Clarence D. Lester, African-American fighter pilot (d.1986)
- Mary Francis Shura, American author (d. 1991)
- Paul Gérin-Lajoie, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2018)
- Johnny Carey, Irish footballer and manager (d. 1995)
- Jon Hall, American actor and director (d. 1979)
- Paul Tibbets, American general and pilot (d. 2007)
- William McMahon, Australian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1988)
- Terence Fisher, English director and screenwriter (d. 1980)
- William L. Shirer, American journalist and historian (d. 1993)
- Erich Kästner, German author and poet (d. 1974)
- Norman Taurog, American director and screenwriter (d. 1981)
- Harold Horder, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1978)
- Kathleen Harrison, English actress (d. 1995)
- Agnes Smedley, American journalist and writer (d. 1950)
- Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
- Cyril Delevanti, English-American actor (d. 1975)
- Victor Fleming, American director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 1949)
- John Gilbert Winant, American captain, pilot, and politician, 60th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1947)
- Karl Jaspers, German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher (d. 1969)
- Guy C. Wiggins, American painter (d. 1962)
- Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and theorist (d. 1935)
- Konstantin Päts, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Estonia (d. 1956)
- Liang Qichao, Chinese journalist, philosopher, and scholar (d. 1929)
- W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (d. 1963)
- Anna Hofman-Uddgren, Swedish actress, singer, and director (d. 1947)
- César Ritz, Swiss businessman, founded The Ritz Hotel, London and Hôtel Ritz Paris (d. 1918)
- Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher and author (d. 1906)
- Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch painter (d. 1915)
- José Joaquín de Herrera, Mexican politician and general (d. 1854)
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German banker and businessman (d. 1812)
- Richard Price, Welsh-English minister and philosopher (d. 1791)
- George Frideric Handel, German-English organist and composer (d. 1759)
- Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, Canadian politician, 2nd Colonial Governor of Louisiana (d. 1767)
- Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shōgun (d. 1709)
- Samuel Pepys, English diarist and politician (d. 1703)
- Balthazar Gerbier, Dutch painter (d. 1663)
- Jean-Baptiste Morin, French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer (d. 1656)
- Henry XI of Legnica, thrice Duke of Legnica (d. 1588)
- Salima Sultan Begum, Empress of the Mughal Empire (d. 1612)
- Onofrio Panvinio, Italian historian (d. 1568)
- Matthias Corvinus, Hungarian king (d. 1490)
- Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
- Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1479)
Deaths On This Day
- Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabian politician (b. 1930)
- Katherine Helmond, American actress (b. 1929)
- Peter Lustig, German television host and author (b. 1937)
- Jacqueline Mattson, American baseball player (b. 1928)
- James Aldridge, Australian-English journalist and author (b. 1918)
- Rana Bhagwandas, Pakistani lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan (b. 1942)
- W. E. "Bill" Dykes, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)
- Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English Holocaust survivor, pianist and educator (b. 1903)
- Roger Hilsman, American soldier, academic, and politician (b. 1919)
- Eugene Bookhammer, American soldier and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (b. 1918)
- Joseph Friedenson, Holocaust survivor, Holocaust historian, Yiddish writer, lecturer and editor (b. 1922)
- Julien Ries, Belgian cardinal (b. 1920)
- Lotika Sarkar, Indian lawyer and academic (b. 1945)
- William Raggio, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
- David Sayre, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1924)
- Kazimierz Żygulski, Polish sociologist and activist (b. 1919)
- Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious leader, founded Sahaja Yoga (b. 1923)
- Orlando Zapata, Cuban plumber and activist (b. 1967)
- Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian economist and politician, 2nd President of Slovenia (b. 1950)
- Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and journalist (b. 1917)
- John Ritchie, English footballer (b. 1941)
- Telmo Zarra, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
- Vijay Anand, Indian director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1934)
- Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1918)
- Howie Epstein, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (b. 1955)
- Robert K. Merton, American sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
- Ofra Haza, Israeli singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1957)
- Stanley Matthews, English footballer and manager (b. 1915)
- The Renegade, American wrestler (b. 1965)
- Philip Abbott, American actor and director (b. 1924)
- Tony Williams, American drummer, composer, and producer (b. 1945)
- James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (b. 1916)
- José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran engineer and politician, President of El Salvador (b. 1925)
- Herbert Howells, English organist and composer (b. 1892)
- W. A. C. Bennett, Canadian businessman and politician, 25th Premier of British Columbia (b. 1900)
- L. S. Lowry, English painter (b. 1887)
- Harry Ruby, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1895)
- Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
- Madhubala, Indian actress and producer (b. 1933)
- Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 2nd King of Saudi Arabia (b. 1902)
- Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (b. 1890)
- Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (b. 1868)
- John Robert Gregg, Irish-American publisher and educator (b. 1866)
- Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (b. 1885)
- Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and engineer (b. 1863)
- Edward Elgar, English composer and academic (b. 1857)
- Nellie Melba, Australian soprano and actress (b. 1861)
- Horst Wessel, German SA officer (b. 1907)
- Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1882)
- Friedrich von Esmarch, German surgeon and academic (b. 1823)
- Ernest Dowson, English poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1867)
- Woldemar Bargiel, German composer and educator (b. 1828)
- Albrecht von Roon, Prussian soldier and politician, 10th Minister President of Prussia (b. 1803)
- Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1812)
- Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (b. 1777)
- John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States (b. 1767)
- John Keats, English poet (b. 1795)
- Joshua Reynolds, English painter and academic (b. 1723)
- George Taylor, Irish-American blacksmith and politician (b. 1716)
- Stanisław Leszczyński, Polish king (b. 1677)
- Georg Muffat, French organist and composer (b. 1653)
- Nicholas Fuller, English politician (b. 1543)
- Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)
- Franciscus Vieta, French mathematician (b. 1540)
- Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire (b. 1515)
- Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies (b. c. 1479)
- Arnold, Duke of Gelderland (b. 1410)
- Emperor Yingzong of Ming (b. 1427)
- Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1390)
- Pope Eugene IV (b. 1383)
- Isabel of France (b. 1225)
- Emperor Zhezong of Song (b. 1076)
- Willigis, German archbishop (b. 940)
- Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884)
- David I, prince of Tao-Klarjeti (Georgia)
- Li Keyong, Shatuo military governor during the Tang Dynasty in China (b. 856)
- Al-Walid I, Umayyad caliph (b. 668)