On This Day in History: February 24
February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 310 days remain until the end of the year (311 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Mississippi Lottery to launch its first $20 scratch-off. The Mississippi Lottery announced yesterday that it will be launching its first $20 scratch-off on March 2.
- N.J. woman speechless after finding out she won $2 million. A New Jersey woman was rendered speechless when she was told she had won $2 million in Wednesday's Powerball jackpot — and her stunned reaction was captured on video.
- Should a town that doesn't sell lottery tickets take in less lottery revenue?. In Massachusetts, an examination of a fundamental issue of fairness: Should a town that refuses to sell lottery tickets reap the benefits of tickets sold in other communities?
- Man finds out he wins $1M after finally answering calls from Michigan Lottery. It took some time to track him down, but we now know who won a million dollars playing the Michigan Lottery.
- 19-year-old shot over winning Kentucky lottery ticket. Two men are behind bars after being accused of shooting a 19-year-old for his winning lottery ticket two weeks ago near Churchill Downs.
- N.C. Powerball lottery winner claims share of jackpot worth $188 million. The North Carolina woman holding one of three winning tickets for the Feb. 11 Powerball drawing has cashed in her ticket.
- Illinois man claims $265 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Years of playing Quick Pick tickets every day paid off for 70-year-old Jesus Davila Jr. in January when he won $265 million -- the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.
- Colorado moves to forbid online lottery sales. The Colorado House gave initial approval to prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets online.
- New Missouri Lottery game begins sales. A new Missouri Lottery Draw Game offers players three games with nine chances to win on a single ticket and a top prize of $250,000 cash.
- How lottery tickets are helping states' budgets. Fueled by the growth of multi-state lottery games and the steady expansion of other offerings, many state lotteries last year reported record revenues and transfers to the state budgets and programs they helped fund.
- Vermont Lottery director to step down. The Vermont Lottery Commission today announced that long-time Executive Director Alan Yandow would not seek another biannual appointment to the position.
- Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $184 million. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $184 million, with a cash option of $90.1 million.
- Arkansas lottery bill nearing completion. The Arkansas Lottery bill dictating how the lottery operates and how the scholarships are funded and distributed has been in the works for months and is now nearing completion.
- $50.3M lottery prize to be split 4 ways. There were four winning tickets sold for Saturday night's Canada Lotto 6/49 draw offering a jackpot prize of $50.3 million: one in Quebec and three in Ontario.
- Illinois lottery has 1 winner in $4 million jackpot. The Illinois State Lottery says one player matched all six numbers in Monday night's Lotto drawing, earning a prize of $4 million.
- South Georgia couple wins $270M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The grand prize in this week's Mega Millions lottery drawing, $270 million, will go to one couple from South Georgia.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $216 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing has grown to $216 million, after none of the tickets sold for Friday night's $177 million drawing matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball number.
- Texas lottery players want to get rid of 'bonus ball'. Players are letting the Texas Lottery Commission know in sometimes blunt and colorful language that they want the "bonus ball" to be bounced out of the Lotto game.
- N.H. Lottery gets approval for $30 scratch tickets. New Hampshire lottery players will soon be able to press a vending machine button and buy a nation-leading $30 ticket if the state lottery commission has its way.
- N.C. Lottery machines installed. Lottery machines are coming to counter tops at convenience stores around North Carolina.
- N.C. Lottery may end video poker. The establishment of a state lottery in North Carolina will have no legal effect on video poker games in North Carolina, but it may be used as a means of curtailing the use of the video games.
- Iowa lawmakers predict video lottery restrictions. The Iowa Legislature won't ban TouchPlay machines, but likely will restrict the spread of the machines, Senate Democratic Leader Michael Gronstal said Thursday.
- Stores OK with releasing Iowa Lottery TouchPlay data. Iowa convenience store operators, whose sales information has been made public for years by the Iowa Lottery, say they won't try to block the release of financial information requested by The Des Moines Register about TouchPlay machines.
- Eight win lottery thanks to fortune cookies. Eight people in Brazil won the lottery after getting the numbers from fortune cookies.
- Scam sites offer bogus Hong Kong lottery tips. Websites in mainland China and Taiwan are offering to sell "inside information" on winning Hong Kong lottery numbers -- then vanishing before authorities can catch those behind them.
- Final Mega Millions Tally: $239 Million. When the winner of the U.S. Mega Millions Lottery drawing comes forward they will get $239 million instead of the advertised $230 million Friday top prize.
- Tenn. Lottery runs out of ticket terminals as drawings near. Tennessee Lottery officials are looking for more terminals to sell tickets, as the number of retailers that want to sell tickets is way beyond expectations.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$322 Million
Feb 27, 2019
- 2.$269 Million
Feb 24, 2018
- 3.€210 Million
Feb 26, 2021
- 4.$245 Million
Feb 26, 2019
- 5.$236 Million
Feb 24, 2016
- 6.$222 Million
Feb 27, 2018
- 7.$216 Million
Feb 27, 2007
- 8.$212 Million
Feb 24, 2006
- 9.$195 Million
Feb 25, 2014
- 10.$182.1 Million
Feb 26, 2011
- 11.$150 Million
Feb 25, 2009
- 12.$145 Million
Feb 24, 2009
- 13.€112.64 Million
Feb 25, 2021
- 14.$133 Million
Feb 27, 2008
- 15.€104.36 Million
Feb 24, 2018
- 16.€110.96 Million
Feb 26, 2019
- 17.$125 Million
Feb 26, 2016
- 18.$112 Million
Feb 24, 2015
- 19.$99 Million
Feb 26, 2010
- 20.€93.72 Million
Feb 25, 2017
- 21.$96 Million
Feb 25, 2005
- 22.$94.1 Million
Feb 24, 2021
- 23.$90 Million
Feb 27, 2013
- 24.$83 Million
Feb 26, 2000
- 24.$83 Million
Feb 24, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Feb 24, 1987
34 years old
Wednesday, Feb 24, 1982
39 years old
Wednesday, Feb 24, 1982
39 years old
Tuesday, Feb 24, 1976
45 years old
Saturday, Feb 24, 1973
48 years old
Saturday, Feb 24, 1973
48 years old
Monday, Feb 24, 1969
52 years old
Saturday, Feb 24, 1962
59 years old
Friday, Feb 24, 1961
60 years old
Wednesday, Feb 24, 1960
61 years old
Sunday, Feb 24, 1957
64 years old
Thursday, Feb 24, 1955
66 years old
Thursday, Feb 24, 1955
66 years old
Wednesday, Feb 24, 1954
67 years old
Sunday, Feb 24, 1946
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Tara Air Flight 193, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, crashed, with 23 fatalities, in Solighopte, Myagdi District, Dhaulagiri Zone, while en route from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom Airport.
- A Metrolink train derails in Oxnard, California following a collision with a truck, leaving more than 30 injured.
- Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba and the Council of Ministers after 32 years. He remains as head of the Communist Party for another three years.
- Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
- The 6.3 Al Hoceima earthquake strikes northern Morocco with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 628 people are killed, 926 are injured, and up to 15,000 are displaced.
- China Southwest Airlines Flight 4509, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft, crashes on approach to Wenzhou Longwan International Airport in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. All 61 people on board are killed.
- Two civilian airplanes operated by the Miami-based group Brothers to the Rescue are shot down in international waters by the Cuban Air Force.
- Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.
- United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, rips open during flight, blowing nine passengers out of the business-class section.
- Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.
- A special commission of the United States Congress condemns the Japanese American internment during World War II.
- The 6.7 Gulf of Corinth earthquake affected Central Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Twenty-two people were killed, 400 were injured, and damage totaled $812 million.
- The United States Olympic hockey team completes its Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
- The Yuba County Five disappear in California. Four of their bodies are found four months later.
- The current constitution of Cuba is formally proclaimed.
- The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed three days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
- Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnamese forces led by Ngo Quang Truong recapture the citadel of Hué.
- The Armistice Agreements are signed, to formally end the hostilities of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- Colonel Juan Perón, founder of the political movement that became known as Peronism, is elected to his first term as President of Argentina.
- Egyptian Premier Ahmad Mahir Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
- Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese-occupied Burma.
- The Battle of Los Angeles: A false alarm led to an anti-aircraft barrage that lasted into the early hours of February 25.
- An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin".
- Nancy Astor becomes the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP) three months earlier.
- The Nazi Party (NSDAP) was founded by Adolf Hitler in the Hofbräuhaus beer hall in Munich, Germany
- Estonian Declaration of Independence.
- World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
- The Governor-General of Korea establishes a clinic called Jahyewon in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen's disease patients.
- Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence; the war ends along with the Spanish-American War in 1898.
- China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
- The stage première of Peer Gynt, a play by Henrik Ibsen with incidental music by Edvard Grieg, takes place in Christiania (Oslo), Norway.
- The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries.
- Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
- Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
- A Penny Red with perforations becomes the first perforated postage stamp to be officially issued for distribution.
- King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
- The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
- The signing of the Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.
- The first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
- Final stage of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain with Plan of Iguala.
- London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving its owner, Irish writer and politician Richard Brinsley Sheridan, destitute.
- In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
- Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nader Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
- Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, is premièred.
- L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
- With the papal bull Inter gravissimas, Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
- Treaty of Nagyvárad between Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I and King John Zápolya of Hungary and Croatia.
- Coronation of Ferdinand I as the king of Bohemia in Prague.
- A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia.
- King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
- The English are defeated at the Battle of Roslin, in the First War of Scottish Independence.
- King Huneric of the Vandals replaces Nicene bishops with Arian ones, and banishes some to Corsica.
Births On This Day
- Royce Freeman, American football player
- Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer
- Semih Kaya, Turkish footballer
- Trace Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Connie Ramsay, Scottish judoka
- Kim Kyu-jong, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
- Nakash Aziz, Indian playback singer and composer
- Corey Graves, American wrestler and sportscaster
- Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
- Emanuel Villa, Argentinian footballer
- Klára Koukalová, Czech tennis player
- Fala Chen, Chinese actress and singer
- Felipe Baloy, Panamanian footballer
- Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
- Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer
- Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Jason Akermanis, Australian footballer and coach
- Floyd Mayweather, Jr., American boxer
- Zach Johnson, American golfer
- Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist and coach
- Marco Campos, Brazilian race car driver (d. 1995)
- Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler
- Stubby Clapp, Canadian baseball player and coach
- Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player and pilot
- Teodor Currentzis, Greek conductor and composer
- Manon Rhéaume, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish race car driver
- Jeff Garcia, American football player and coach
- Neil Sullivan, English born Scottish international footballer and coach
- Jonathan Ward, American actor
- Kim Seung-woo, South Korean actor
- Mitch Hedberg, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
- Brian Schmidt, Australian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Billy Zane, American actor and producer
- Paul Gruber, American football player
- Jane Swift, American businesswoman and politician, Governor of Massachusetts
- Russell Ingall, British-Australian race car driver and sportscaster
- Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro
- Mike Vernon, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Indian filmmaker
- Beth Broderick, American actress and director
- Mike Whitney, Australian cricketer and television host
- Sammy Kershaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mark Moses, American actor
- Judith Butler, American philosopher, theorist, and author
- Eddie Murray, American baseball player and coach
- Paula Zahn, American journalist and producer
- Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc. and Pixar (d. 2011)
- Eddie Johnson, American basketball player
- Alain Prost, French race car driver
- Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer-songwriter and producer
- Judith Ortiz Cofer, Puerto Rican American award-winning author (d. 2016)
- Aurora Levins Morales, Puerto Rican Jewish writer and activist
- Sid Meier, Canadian-American game designer and programmer, created the Civilization series
- Mike Pickering, English DJ and saxophonist
- Anatoli Kozhemyakin, Soviet footballer (d. 1974)
- David Ford, Northern Irish social worker and politician
- Derek Randall, English cricketer
- Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
- Helen Shaver, Canadian actress and director
- Laimdota Straujuma, Latvian economist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Latvia
- Jayalalithaa, Indian actress and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 2016)
- Dennis Waterman, English actor
- Rupert Holmes, English-American singer-songwriter and playwright
- Edward James Olmos, American actor and director
- Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician and academic
- Barry Bostwick, American actor and singer
- Nicky Hopkins, English keyboard player (d. 1994)
- Ivica Račan, Croatian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (d. 2007)
- Kent Haruf, American novelist (d. 2014)
- Gigi Meroni, Italian footballer (d. 1967)
- Pablo Milanés, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paul Jones, English singer, harmonica player, and actor
- Joe Lieberman, American lawyer and politician
- Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Indian philosopher, theorist, and academic
- Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
- Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
- Jimmy Ellis, American boxer (d. 2014)
- Denis Law, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
- Jamal Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (d. 2013)
- James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)
- Phil Knight, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Nike, Inc.
- Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (d. 2011)
- Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet, essayist, and translator (d. 2014)
- Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2000)
- Johnny Hills, English footballer
- Renata Scotto, Italian soprano
- Judah Folkman, American physician and biologist (d. 2008)
- Ali Mazrui, Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 2014)
- David "Fathead" Newman, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2009)
- Michel Legrand, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)
- Zell Miller, American sergeant and politician, 79th Governor of Georgia (d. 2018)
- John Vernon, Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)
- Dominic Chianese, American actor and singer
- Brian Close, English cricketer and coach (d. 2015)
- Barbara Lawrence, American model and actress (d. 2013)
- Kintaro Ohki, South Korean wrestler (d. 2006)
- Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (d. 2017)
- Bud Day, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)
- Hal Herring, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
- Erik Nielsen, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2008)
- Richard Hamilton, English painter and academic (d. 2011)
- Steven Hill, American actor (d. 2016)
- Abe Vigoda, American actor (d. 2016)
- John Carl Warnecke, American architect (d. 2010)
- Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (d. 1986)
- Ralph Erskine, English-Swedish architect, designed The Ark and Byker Wall (d. 2005)
- Weldon Kees, American author, poet, painter, and pianist (d. 1955)
- August Derleth, American anthologist and author (d. 1971)
- Telford Taylor, American general, lawyer, and historian (d. 1998)
- Vladimir Bartol, Italian-Slovene author and playwright (d. 1967)
- Irmgard Bartenieff, German-American dancer and physical therapist, leading pioneer of dance therapy (d. 1981)
- Kurt Tank, German pilot and engineer (d. 1983)
- Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
- Marjorie Main, American actress (d. 1975)
- Chester W. Nimitz, American admiral (d. 1966)
- Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish author, poet, and painter (d. 1939)
- Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)
- Ettie Rout, Australian-New Zealand educator and activist (d. 1936)
- Honus Wagner, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1955)
- Zara DuPont, American suffragist (d. 1946)
- Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild, French financier and polo player (d. 1949)
- George Moore, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933)
- Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian engineer, lawyer, and politician (d. 1907)
- Arrigo Boito, Italian journalist, author, and composer (d. 1918)
- Rosalía de Castro, Spanish poet (d. 1885)
- Winslow Homer, American painter and illustrator (d. 1910)
- Julius Vogel, English-New Zealand journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1899)
- Leo von Caprivi, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1899)
- Lydia Becker, English-French activist (d. 1890)
- Johan Christian Dahl, Norwegian-German painter (d. 1857)
- Martin W. Bates, American lawyer and politician (d. 1869)
- Wilhelm Grimm, German anthropologist, author, and academic (d. 1859)
- Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
- Rama II of Siam (d. 1824)
- Charles Frederick Horn, German-English composer and educator (d. 1830)
- Joseph Banks, English botanist and explorer (d. 1820)
- Charles Alexander, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1806)
- John Burgoyne, English general and politician (d. 1792)
- John McKinly, Irish-American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (d. 1796)
- Jacques de Vaucanson, French engineer (d. 1782)
- Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
- Charles Le Brun, French painter and theorist (d. 1690)
- Arcangela Tarabotti, Venetian nun and feminist (d. 1652)
- Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Polish author and poet (d. 1640)
- Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford, English soldier and courtier (d. 1625)
- Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
- Cherubino Alberti, Italian engraver and painter (d. 1615)
- John of Austria (d. 1578)
- Pope Clement VIII (d. 1605)
- Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
- Johan Friis, Danish statesman (d. 1570)
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (d. 1494)
- Louis, Duke of Savoy (d. 1465)
- Ibn Battuta, Moroccan jurist
- Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
Deaths On This Day
- Katherine Johnson, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1918)
- Sridevi, Indian actress (b. 1963)
- Peter Kenilorea, Solomon Islands politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands (b. 1943)
- Nabil Maleh, Syrian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- George C. Nichopoulos, American soldier and physician (b. 1927)
- Mefodiy, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1949)
- Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and diplomat (b. 1962)
- Franny Beecher, American guitarist (b. 1921)
- Alexis Hunter, New Zealand-English painter and photographer (b. 1948)
- Carlos Páez Vilaró, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
- Harold Ramis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
- Virgil Johnson, American singer (b. 1935)
- Con Martin, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1923)
- Agnes Allen, American baseball player and therapist (b. 1930)
- Oliver Wrong, English nephrologist and academic (b. 1925)
- Anant Pai, Indian author and illustrator (b. 1929)
- Dawn Brancheau, senior animal trainer at SeaWorld (b. 1969)
- Larry Norman, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
- Bruce Bennett, American shot putter and actor (b. 1906)
- Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
- Octavia E. Butler, American author and educator (b. 1947)
- Don Knotts, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)
- John Martin, Canadian broadcaster, co-founded MuchMusic (b. 1947)
- Dennis Weaver, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
- Coşkun Kırca, Turkish diplomat, journalist and politician (b. 1927)
- John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
- Leo Ornstein, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1893)
- Theodore Marier, American composer and educator, founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (b. 1912)
- Claude Shannon, American mathematician, cryptographer, and engineer (b. 1916)
- Andre Dubus, American short story writer, essayist, and memoirist (b. 1936)
- Antonio Prohías, Cuban-American cartoonist (b. 1921)
- Henny Youngman, English-American comedian and violinist (b. 1906)
- Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (b. 1906)
- Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
- Danny Gallivan, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1917)
- Bobby Moore, English footballer and manager (b. 1941)
- John Daly, American journalist and game show host (b. 1914)
- George Gobel, American actor (b. 1919)
- Webb Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)
- Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player (b. 1945)
- Malcolm Forbes, American sergeant and publisher (b. 1917)
- Sandro Pertini, Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (b. 1896)
- Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)
- Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian Bharatnatyam dancer (b. 1904)
- Tommy Douglas, Scottish-Canadian minister and politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan (b. 1904)
- Virginia Bruce, American actress (b. 1910)
- Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (b.1891)
- Hans Bellmer, German artist (b. 1902)
- Nikolai Bulganin, Russian marshal and politician, 6th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1895)
- Margaret Leech, American historian and author (b. 1895)
- Conrad Nagel, American actor (b. 1897)
- Mir Osman Ali Khan, Last Nizam of Hyderabad State (b. 1886)
- Robert La Follette Jr., American politician, senator of Wisconsin (b. 1895)
- Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (b. 1875)
- Hermann von Ihering, German-Brazilian zoologist (b. 1850)
- André Messager, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1853)
- Edward Marshall Hall, English lawyer and politician (b. 1858)
- Hjalmar Branting, Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
- Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (b. 1828)
- Osman Hamdi Bey, Greek archaeologist and painter (b. 1842)
- Shiranui Kōemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 11th Yokozuna (b. 1825)
- Joseph Jenkins Roberts, American-Liberian politician, 1st President of Liberia (b. 1809)
- Nikolai Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1792)
- Thomas Bowdler, English physician and philanthropist (b. 1754)
- Robert Fulton, American engineer (b. 1765)
- Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)
- Henry Cavendish, French-English physicist and chemist (b. 1731)
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and academic (b. 1742)
- Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican lawyer and politician (b. 1746)
- Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
- Francis Charteris, Scottish soldier (b. 1675)
- John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English poet and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1648)
- Edmund Andros, English courtier and politician, 4th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1637)
- Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (b. 1643)
- Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (b. 1629)
- Nicholas Lanier, English composer and painter (b. 1588)
- Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist (b. 1515)
- Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (b. 1511)
- Francis, Duke of Guise (b. 1519)
- Properzia de' Rossi, Italian Renaissance sculptor
- Jacques de La Palice, French nobleman and military officer (b. 1470)
- Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier (b. c. 1488)
- Richard de la Pole, last Yorkist claimant to the English throne (b. 1480)
- Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1445)
- Charles III of Naples (b. 1345)
- Thomas, archbishop of York
- Borrell, bishop of Vic
- Liu Yun, Chinese governor (jiedushi)
- Æthelberht of Kent (b. 560)