On This Day in History: February 25
February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 309 days remain until the end of the year (310 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- California man pleads guilty to Latina grandmothers lottery scam. A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge for targeting Latina grandmothers in Long Beach and throughout Southern California in a scam involving a fake winning lottery ticket.
- Oregon Lottery will lose money on sports betting this year. Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack will present some unwelcome news at the Lottery Commission's monthly meeting on Feb. 28. Scoreboard, the agency's new mobile sports betting app, will lose money for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
- UK couple waits for house to be painted, then claims £32.5M lottery jackpot. A Cambridgeshire couple who won £32.5 million (US$45.5 million) on the lottery have been identified — and they've revealed the bizarre reason they carried the winning ticket around for a week before claiming the massive windfall.
- Oregon Lottery winner won't retire. A 34-year-old safety trainer who lives in Salem, Oregon, said his first plan for his Win For Life prize is to pay off his mortgage within five years.
- Missouri Powerball winners live modestly, give back to hometown. While some lottery winners fritter away their fortunes or meet tragic ends, not much has outwardly changed for Mark and Cindy Hill since they won half of a $587 million Powerball jackpot in November.
- Man pleads guilty to altering lottery ticket. A Buffalo, New York, man has admitted he altered a Mega Millions lottery ticket to make it look he'd won a $252 million jackpot.
- Montana Lottery to offer Mega Millions starting Monday. The Montana Lottery will begin offering the Mega Millions game on Monday, Mar. 1.
- W.V. Lottery offers $15 million for office tower. West Virginia's plan to purchase the City Center West office tower for the Lottery Commission is $7 million short of the owner's asking price, according to state and local officials familiar with the negotiations.
- Bill would boost California Lottery jackpots. The state Lottery would be allowed to pay out more money on jackpots, with the aim of gaining more players and boosting funding for schools, under a measure that advanced Tuesday, but Los Angeles' teachers are skeptical.
- Maine Gov. nudged toward approval of Mega Millions. Maine may get another big jackpot lottery game, Mega Millions, if lawmakers approve a proposal discussed by the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
- Multi-state lottery jackpots near $100 million mark. The United States two biggest lottery games each has a jackpot that is nearly $100 million.
- Michigan Lottery to offer less-pricey raffle. Responding to tough economic times, the Michigan Lottery is launching its latest raffle game -- and you won't see a $50 ticket price, or a $2 million top prize.
- Mega lottery winners to leave 'check-by-check' days. Day three in the lives of Georgia's newest multi-millionaires began with a round of interviews on Monday morning television shows for the winners of Friday night's $270 million Mega Millions jackpot.
- UK National Lottery operator Camelot knew manager was spying on rivals. A manager at Camelot, the operator of the United Kingdom's National Lottery, used false identities to gather intelligence on rival companies, according to an official investigation.
- Michigan lawmaker wins $2M lottery jackpot. A Michigan lawmaker has won a $2 million lottery jackpot.
- Washington Lottery's Quinto game to end in March. Lottery players who love Quinto have until March 17 to play the card-themed draw game, Washington's Lottery announced Thursday.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $256 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $256 million Saturday.
- Last day for Lotto South. Today will be the last drawing for the nearly 5-year-old game with roots dating to 1990. If no one wins the final $4.5 million jackpot, all secondary prizes from $5 to $1,000 will be doubled.
- Nebraska man claims $198,000 Pick 5 lottery jackpot. After using a Tupperware cookie jar as a safe for two days, an Aurora man redeemed his jackpot-winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket worth $198,000.
- Men who threw away $100,000 scratch ticket now seek prize. Two men who say they bought a scratch-off lottery ticket and threw it away are seeking the $100,000 prize a woman claimed after she plucked it from a cafe's trash can.
- Idaho man, 22, wins Powerball lottery jackpot. A 22-year-old restaurant manager is the winner of Wednesday's $18.7 million Powerball jackpot.
- Oklahoma lottery board sworn in. Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry presided over the first meeting of the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission on Wednesday, urging members to move quickly in hopes of getting the lottery up and running this fall.
- NH Senate approves $20 scratch ticket cost. The New Hamprshire Senate joined Governor John Lynch on Thursday in endorsing a doubling of the top-priced scratch ticket cost.
- Anonymous Winner Claims $85.5 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot. The winner of the Feb. 4 $85.5 million Powerball jackpot has claimed the prize under the anonymity of a trust, the New Hampshire Lottery said Tuesday.
- GTECH says not linked to scandal in Brazil. West Greenwich, Rhode Island-based GTECH Holdings Corp., the world's biggest supplier of online lottery systems, said yesterday a Brazilian government aide who was fired amid a probe of campaign finance allegations wasn't involved in extending the company's contract in the country.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $12 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $12 million Wednesday.
- $175,000 Mega Millions lottery win helps pair greet baby. Kathy L. Dailey, the Shortsville, New York woman who won a second prize worth $175,000 in Friday's record $239 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, wasted little time seeking anonymity.
- Oregon Lottery increases number of Keno drawings. The Oregon State Lottery has increased the number and frequency of its Keno drawings in an attempt to boost revenue.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$322 Million
Feb 27, 2019
- 2.$293 Million
Feb 28, 2018
- 3.$270 Million
Feb 28, 2006
- 4.$266 Million
Feb 27, 2016
- 5.$245 Million
Feb 26, 2019
- 6.$222 Million
Feb 27, 2018
- 7.$216 Million
Feb 27, 2007
- 8.$195 Million
Feb 25, 2014
- 9.$182.1 Million
Feb 26, 2011
- 10.$171 Million
Feb 27, 2009
- 11.$150 Million
Feb 25, 2009
- 12.$133 Million
Feb 27, 2008
- 13.€105.5 Million
Feb 27, 2018
- 14.$127 Million
Feb 27, 2015
- 15.€110.96 Million
Feb 26, 2019
- 16.$125 Million
Feb 26, 2016
- 17.$99 Million
Feb 26, 2010
- 18.€93.72 Million
Feb 25, 2017
- 19.$96 Million
Feb 25, 2005
- 20.$95 Million
Feb 27, 2010
- 21.$94 Million
Feb 28, 2012
- 22.$90 Million
Feb 28, 2007
- 22.$90 Million
Feb 27, 2013
- 24.$83 Million
Feb 26, 2000
- 25.€70 Million
Feb 27, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Feb 25, 1987
33 years old
Thursday, Feb 25, 1982
38 years old
Thursday, Feb 25, 1982
38 years old
Wednesday, Feb 25, 1981
39 years old
Sunday, Feb 25, 1968
52 years old
Friday, Feb 25, 1966
54 years old
Tuesday, Feb 25, 1964
56 years old
Tuesday, Feb 25, 1964
56 years old
Tuesday, Feb 25, 1964
56 years old
Monday, Feb 25, 1963
57 years old
Sunday, Feb 25, 1962
58 years old
Sunday, Feb 25, 1962
58 years old
Monday, Feb 25, 1957
63 years old
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Three people are killed and fourteen others injured in a series of shootings in the small Kansas cities of Newton and Hesston.
- At least 310 people are killed in avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan.
- Soldiers of the Bangladesh Rifles mutiny at their headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, including 57 army officials.
- Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashed during landing at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, primarily due to a faulty radio altimeter, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew including all three pilots.
- Yi Han-yong, a North Korean defector, was murdered by unidentified assailants in Bundang, South Korea.
- Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors.
- Khojaly massacre: About 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
- Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
- Cold War: The Warsaw Pact is abolished.
- Southern Methodist University's football program is the first college football program to be banned from competition by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions.
- People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines' first woman president.
- The government of Suriname is overthrown by a military coup led by Dési Bouterse.
- Vietnam War: One hundred thirty-five unarmed citizens of Hà My village in South Vietnam's Quảng Nam Province are killed and buried en masse by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Hà My massacre.
- North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.
- Cold War: In his speech On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences, Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
- The first Pan American Games were officially opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina by President Juan Perón.
- Cold War: The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
- The formal abolition of Prussia is proclaimed by the Allied Control Council. The Prussian government had already been abolished by the Preußenschlag of 1932.
- World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
- February strike: In the occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
- The first of 2⁄2 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.
- The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be designed from the start of construction as an aircraft carrier.
- Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
- Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission.
- Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
- Oregon places a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
- World War I: Pernau, Reval, and Pskov are taken by German forces.
- World War I: The Germans capture Fort Douaumont during the Battle of Verdun.
- Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
- J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
- Guangxu Emperor of Qing dynasty China begins his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi's regency.
- Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
- Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull - human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
- A Peace conference opens in Paris after the Crimean War.
- Provisional government in revolutionary France, by Louis Blanc's motion, guarantees workers' rights.
- Lord George Paulet occupies the Kingdom of Hawaii in the name of Great Britain in the Paulet Affair (1843).
- Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
- Battle of Olszynka Grochowska, part of Polish November Uprising against Russian Empire.
- Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion of Britain.
- Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
- Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
- The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
Births On This Day
- Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italian footballer
- Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
- Zahia Dehar, Algerian fashion & lingerie designer
- Max Aaron, American figure skater
- Dominika Kaňáková, Czech tennis player
- Tony Oller, American singer-songwriter and actor (MKTO)
- Alejandra Andreu, Spanish beauty queen
- Jefferson Alves Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
- Marianna Zachariadi, Greek pole vaulter (d. 2013)
- Jimmer Fredette, American basketball player
- Kana Hanazawa, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Milan Badelj, Croatian footballer
- Aidan Guerra, Australian-Italian rugby league player
- Jimmy Monaghan, American-born Irish singer-songwriter and pianist
- Justin Abdelkader, American ice hockey player
- Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer-songwriter
- James Starks, American football player
- Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby league player
- Joakim Noah, American basketball player
- Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer-songwriter
- Craig Mackail-Smith, Scottish footballer
- João Pereira, Portuguese footballer
- Dane Swan, Australian footballer
- Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian footballer
- Steven Lewington, English wrestler
- Chris Baird, Northern Irish footballer
- Maria Kanellis, American wrestler
- Bert McCracken, American singer-songwriter
- Flavia Pennetta, Italian tennis player
- Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
- Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
- Antonio Burks, American basketball player and coach
- Muratcan Güler, Turkish professional basketball player
- Josh Wolff, American soccer player and manager
- Rashida Jones, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Samaki Walker, American basketball player
- Chelsea Handler, American comedian, author, and talk show host
- Dominic Raab, English lawyer and politician
- Kevin Skinner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anthony Barness, English footballer
- Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish singer and actor
- Anson Mount, American actor
- Sean Astin, American actor, director, and producer
- Helen Dobson, English golfer
- Dave Harris, American radio host and songwriter
- Stuart MacGill, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- Sean O'Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (d. 2014)
- Nova Peris, Australian athlete and politician
- Daniel Powter, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist
- Petri Walli, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist for Kingston Wall
- Danny Crnkovich, Australian rugby league player
- Oumou Sangaré, Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician
- Ed Balls, English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
- Jonathan Freedland, English journalist and author
- Andrew Feldman, Baron Feldman of Elstree, English lawyer and politician
- Téa Leoni, American actress
- Nancy O'Dell, American model and journalist
- Brian Baker, American guitarist and songwriter
- Lee Evans, English comedian and actor
- Don Majkowski, American football player and sportscaster
- Paul O'Neill, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
- Luis Gatica, Mexican actor
- Todd Blackledge, American football player and sportscaster
- Aleksei Balabanov, Russian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Mike Peters, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jeff Fisher, American football player and coach
- Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
- Dennis Diken, American rock drummer and record producer
- Chuck Strahl, Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Canadian Minister of Transport
- Rodger McFarlane, American soldier, therapist, and activist (d. 2009)
- Camille Thériault, Canadian politician, 29th Premier of New Brunswick
- John Doe, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor
- José María Aznar, Spanish academic and politician, Prime Minister of Spain
- Jerry Chamberlain, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
- César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player and coach
- Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner and coach
- Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish skier (d. 2006)
- Neil Jordan, Irish director, screenwriter, and author
- Néstor Kirchner, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (d. 2010)
- Emitt Rhodes, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer
- Ric Flair, American wrestler, manager, and trainer
- Jack Handey, American author and screenwriter
- Amin Maalouf, Lebanese-French journalist and author
- Giuseppe Betori, Italian cardinal
- Brian Burke, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Western Australia
- Lee Evans, American runner and coach
- Marc Sautet, French philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1998)
- Doug Yule, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Andrew Ang, Singaporean lawyer, judge, and academic
- Jan Groth, Norwegian singer and keyboard player (d. 2014)
- Franz Xaver Kroetz, German actor, director, and playwright
- Jean Todt, French race car driver and businessman
- Pete Wernick, American banjo player
- Matt Guokas, American basketball player and coach
- François Cevert, French race car driver (d. 1973)
- Boediono, Indonesian politician, 11th Vice President of Indonesia
- Jack Concannon, American football player and actor (d. 2005)
- George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)
- David Puttnam, English film producer and academic
- Billy Packer, American sportscaster and author
- Ron Santo, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2010)
- Diane Baker, American actress
- Herb Elliott, Australian runner and businessman
- Farokh Engineer, Indian cricketer and referee
- Tom Courtenay, English actor
- Bob Schieffer, American journalist and author
- Sally Jessy Raphael, American journalist and talk show host
- Oktay Sinanoğlu, Turkish chemist and academic (d. 2015)
- David E. Jeremiah, American admiral (d. 2013)
- Tony Lema, American golfer (d. 1966)
- Tony Brooks, English race car driver
- Faron Young, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
- Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2007)
- Paul Elvstrøm, Danish sailor and engineer (d. 2016)
- A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American judge, author, and activist (d. 1998)
- Larry Gelbart, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- Richard G. Stern, American author and academic (d. 2013)
- Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (d. 2016)
- Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda, Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (d. 2003)
- Shehu Shagari, former President of Nigeria (d. 2018)
- Lisa Kirk, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
- Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (d. 2013)
- Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1970)
- Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
- Philip Habib, American academic and diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (d. 1992)
- Sun Myung Moon, Messiah II, Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church (d. 2012)
- Monte Irvin, American baseball player and executive (d. 2016)
- Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (d. 1995)
- Anthony Burgess, English author, playwright, and critic (d. 1993)
- John Arlott, English journalist and author (d. 1991)
- Jim Backus, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
- Gert Fröbe, German actor (d. 1988)
- Millicent Fenwick, American journalist and politician (d. 1992)
- Mary Locke Petermann, cellular biochemist (d. 1975)
- Frank G. Slaughter, American physician and author (d. 2001)
- Sabahattin Ali, Turkish journalist, author, and poet (d. 1948)
- Mary Coyle Chase, American journalist and playwright (d. 1981)
- Perry Miller, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1963)
- King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and coach (d. 1986)
- Vince Gair, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Queensland (d. 1980)
- Zeppo Marx, American comedian and agent (d. 1979)
- Illa Martin, German dendrologist, botanist, conservationist, and dentist (d. 1988)
- Marina Yurlova, Russian-American child soldier, author, and dancer (d. 1984)
- William Astbury, physicist and molecular biologist (d. 1961)
- Peter Llewelyn Davies, English soldier and publisher (d. 1960)
- Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master (d. 1969)
- Myra Hess, English pianist and educator (d. 1965)
- Homer S. Ferguson, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 1982)
- John Foster Dulles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (d. 1959)
- Princess Alice of Battenberg (d. 1969)
- Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
- William Z. Foster, American union leader and politician (d. 1961)
- Alexei Rykov, Russian politician, Premier of Russia (d. 1938)
- Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist and scholar (d. 1935)
- Enrico Caruso, Italian-American tenor (d. 1921)
- Phoebus Levene, Russian-American biochemist and physician (d. 1940)
- Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1952)
- Andranik, Armenian general (d. 1927)
- William Ashley, English historian and academic (d. 1927)
- Robert Bond, Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Newfoundland (d. 1927)
- Karl Gotthard Lamprecht, German historian and academic (d. 1915)
- Mathias Zdarsky, Czech-Austrian skier, painter, and sculptor (d. 1940)
- Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet and author (d. 1886)
- George Reid, Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1918)
- Karl May, German author, poet, and playwright (d. 1912)
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)
- John St. John, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Kansas (d. 1916)
- Giovanni Morelli, Italian historian and critic (d. 1891)
- Carl Christian Hall, Danish lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1888)
- John Hart, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of South Australia (d. 1873)
- Emma Catherine Embury, American author and poet (d. 1863)
- José de San Martín, Argentinian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (d. 1850)
- François René Mallarmé, French lawyer and politician (d. 1835)
- John Graves Simcoe, English-Canadian general and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)
- John Wood, the Younger, English architect, designed the Royal Crescent (d. 1782)
- René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, French lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
- Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and composer (d. 1793)
- Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist and pathologist (d. 1771)
- Maria Margarethe Kirch, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1720)
- Peter Anthony Motteux, French-English author, playwright, and translator (d. 1718)
- Johann Philipp Krieger, German organist and composer (d. 1725)
- Quirinus Kuhlmann, German Baroque poet and mystic (d. 1689)
- Thomas Newcomen, English pastor and engineer (d. 1729)
- Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1695)
- Friedrich Spee, German poet and author (d. 1635)
- Magdalene of Lippe (d. 1587)
- Sharaf Khan Bidlisi, Emir of Bitlis (d. 1603)
- Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English aristocrat and courtier (d. 1614)
- Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, last male member of the House of York (d. 1499)
- Al-Mutawakkil Yahya Sharaf ad-Din, Imam of the Zaidi state in Yemen (d. 1555)
- Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1383)
- Ibn Battuta, Moroccan jurist
- Infanta Branca of Portugal, daughter of King Afonso III of Portugal and Urraca of Castile (d. 1321)
- Emperor Qianfei, emperor of the Liu Song dynasty (d. 466)
Deaths On This Day
- Neil Fingleton, English actor and basketball player, one of the tallest 25 men in the world (b. 1980)
- Bill Paxton, American actor (b. 1955)
- Harve Bennett, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1930)
- Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (b. 1922)
- Angèle Arsenault, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
- Mário Coluna, Portuguese footballer (b. 1935)
- Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1947)
- Chokwe Lumumba, American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)
- Stewart "Dirk" Fischer, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
- C. Everett Koop, American surgeon and admiral, 13th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1916)
- Ray O'Connor, Australian soldier and politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (b. 1926)
- Lynn Compton, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1921)
- Louisiana Red, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
- Nikos Alexiou, Greek painter and set designer (b. 1960)
- İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish pediatrician and academic (b. 1915)
- Philip José Farmer, American author (b. 1918)
- Hans Raj Khanna, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, Indian Minister of Law and Justice (b. 1912)
- William Anderson, American commander and politician (b. 1921)
- Clem Windsor, Australian rugby player and surgeon (b. 1923)
- Darren McGavin, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
- Peter Benenson, English lawyer, founded Amnesty International (b. 1921)
- Albert Chartier, Canadian illustrator (b. 1912)
- Tom O'Higgins, Irish judge and politician, 6th Chief Justice of Ireland (b. 1916)
- Alberto Sordi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- James L. Usry, American politician, first African-American mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey (b. 1922)
- A. R. Ammons, American poet and critic (b. 1926)
- Don Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)
- Norbert Glanzberg, Polish-French composer (b. 1910)
- Sigurd Raschèr, German-American saxophonist (b. 1907)
- Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
- W. O. Mitchell, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1914)
- Cal Abrams, American baseball player (b. 1924)
- Andrei Sinyavsky, Russian journalist and publisher (b. 1925)
- Vehbi Koç, Turkish businessman and philanthropist (b. 1901)
- Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American physician and author (b. 1940)
- Baruch Goldstein, American-Israeli physician and murderer (b. 1956)
- Toy Caldwell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
- Eddie Constantine, American-French actor (b. 1917)
- Bernard Ashmole, English archaeologist and historian (b. 1894)
- James Coco, American actor and comedian (b. 1930)
- Tennessee Williams, American playwright, and poet (b. 1911)
- Robert Hayden, American poet and academic (b. 1913)
- Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (b. 1920)
- Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1897)
- Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
- Gottfried Fuchs, German-Canadian Olympic soccer player (b. 1889)
- Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and academic (b. 1903)
- Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1887)
- Hinrich Lohse, German politician (b. 1896)
- Grace Metalious, American author (b. 1924)
- Melville J. Herskovits, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1895)
- Mark Aldanov, Russian author and critic (b. 1888)
- Bugs Moran, American mob boss (b. 1893)
- Sergei Winogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian microbiologist and ecologist (b. 1856)
- George Minot, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
- Mário de Andrade, Brazilian author, poet, and photographer (b. 1893)
- Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, American botanist and academic (b. 1857)
- John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
- William O'Brien, Irish journalist and politician (b. 1852)
- Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (b. 1869)
- Marcel-Auguste Dieulafoy, French archaeologist and engineer (b. 1844)
- David Bowman, Australian politician (b. 1860)
- Charles Edwin Bessey, American botanist, author, and academic (b. 1845)
- John Tenniel, English illustrator (b. 1820)
- William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
- Friedrich Spielhagen, German author, theorist, and translator (b. 1829)
- Worthington Whittredge, American painter and educator (b. 1820)
- Anton Arensky, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1861)
- Paul Reuter, German-English journalist and businessman, founded Reuters (b. 1816)
- Josif Pančić, Serbian botanist and academic (b. 1814)
- Townsend Harris, American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1804)
- Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepalese ruler (b. 1816)
- Thomas Reynolds, English-Australian politician, 5th Premier of South Australia (b. 1818)
- Henrik Hertz, Danish poet and playwright (b. 1797)
- Otto Ludwig, German author, playwright, and critic (b. 1813)
- Thomas Moore, Irish poet and lyricist (b. 1779)
- Daoguang Emperor of China (b. 1782)
- Philip Pendleton Barbour, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1783)
- Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German author and playwright (b. 1752)
- William Pinkney, American politician and diplomat, 7th United States Attorney General (b. 1764)
- Francisco Manoel de Nascimento, Portuguese-French poet and educator (b. 1734)
- Thomas Pownall, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1722)
- Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini, French poet and diplomat (b. 1716)
- Samuel Seabury, American bishop (b. 1729)
- Eliza Haywood, English actress and poet (b. 1693)
- Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (b. 1632)
- Frederick I of Prussia (b. 1657)
- Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, French soldier and explorer (b. 1639)
- Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (b. 1639)
- Daniel Heinsius, Flemish poet and scholar (b. 1580)
- Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general and politician (b. 1583)
- Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1566)
- Sebastian de Aparicio, Spanish colonial industrialist and saint (b. 1502)
- Eleanor of Austria (b. 1498)
- Vittoria Colonna, marchioness of Pescara (b. 1490)
- Berchtold Haller, German-Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1492)
- Jacob Hutter, founder of the Hutterites
- William Lily, English scholar and educator (b. 1468)
- Sultan Cem, Ottoman politician (b. 1459)
- Beatrice d'Avesnes, consort of Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg
- Dafydd ap Llywelyn, Welsh king (b. 1212)
- Lin Ding, Chinese official and chancellor
- Fujiwara no Mototsune, Japanese regent (b. 836)
- Tarasios, patriarch of Constantinople
- De Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 742)