On This Day in History: February 26
February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 308 days remain until the end of the year (309 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- New Jersey Lottery publishes report on 2020 anonymous prize claims. Yesterday, the New Jersey Lottery published a review of all prizes over $1 million claimed by anonymous winners in 2020 since the recent enactment of legislation that allows winners to choose to remain anonymous.
- Canadian lottery scammers fined $4.6 million. A father and his daughter were each fined $2.3 million for their roles in an insider lottery scam.
- Fortune cookie's advice leads man to $100,000 jackpot. A Maryland man said a piece of advice from a fortune cookie turned out to be prescient when he won a $100,000 lottery jackpot.
- Lottery becoming a central issue in Alabama governor's race. A lottery has long been debated in Alabama, and in this year's Governor's race the creation of a statewide lottery is becoming a central issue.
- Virginia couple wins lottery for fourth time. A Virginia couple has gotten good at winning the lottery, claiming their fourth major prize on Valentine's Day.
- $11 million Illinois lottery winner had goosebumps head-to-toe. After nearly two weeks of mystery an Illinois man from Benton has been identified as the winner of the Feb. 13 Illinois Lottery drawing.
- Ex-wife of big UK lottery winner still wouldn't take him back. The ex-wife of the man who won a £32.5 million (US$45.5 million) lottery jackpot has said she would not take her former spouse back, even with his multi-million fortune.
- N.J. Gov. Christie signs online gambling bill. New Jersey on Tuesday became the biggest state yet to allow regulated online gambling, establishing a template that proponents hope other states will follow for a business that federal authorities long treated as a criminal enterprise.
- Wyoming Legislature works on lottery bill compromise. The Wyoming Legislature will vote on a compromise plan for lottery proceeds conceived by a panel of House and Senate legislators.
- Tax on Kentucky Lottery tickets no longer being considered. Kentucky lawmakers won't pursue a 6% tax on lottery tickets as a source of revenue to shore up the state's financially troubled pension system for government retirees.
- Iowa Lottery to give away millions from jackpot mystery. The Iowa Lottery announced plans Friday to give away $2 million in cash prizes, including a $1 million prize at the Iowa State Fair, with the state's share of a leftover jackpot that went unpaid after a New York lawyer refused to explain how he ended up with the winning ticket.
- More Arkansas lottery details emerge. Depending on how much money it collects, Arkansas' state-run lottery could fund college scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,500 annually under a draft bill released to lawmakers Wednesday.
- Man accused of cashing stolen lottery tickets. A Baltimore man's alleged attempts to cash lottery tickets stolen in a September armed robbery at a Hampstead gas station may have won him nothing but a trip to jail.
- Lottery results cell phone service is first of its kind. txtGroups, Inc. and Lottery Post announced today that they are joining forces to provide instant lottery results to North American SMS subscribers.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $52 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $52 million, with a cash option of $28.4 million.
- 3rd time of 'almost lucky' still pays $175,000. Enos and Linda Blankenship of Thaxton, Virginia have had five of six winning numbers in the lottery - three times.
- Rebecca Paul Says Tenn. Lottery Should Reach Funding Goal. Tennessee Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul said at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday the lottery should reach its goal of raising $88 million for education the first year, and may have some left over for preschool education.
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.€210 Million
Feb 26, 2021
- 6.$245 Million
Feb 26, 2019
- 7.$222 Million
Feb 27, 2018
- 8.$216 Million
Feb 27, 2007
- 8.$216 Million
Feb 28, 2014
- 10.$182.1 Million
Feb 26, 2011
- 11.$173 Million
Feb 28, 2009
- 12.$171 Million
Feb 27, 2009
- 13.€113.95 Million
Feb 27, 2021
- 14.$133 Million
Feb 27, 2008
- 15.€105.5 Million
Feb 27, 2018
- 16.$127 Million
Feb 27, 2015
- 17.€110.96 Million
Feb 26, 2019
- 18.$125 Million
Feb 26, 2016
- 19.$112 Million
Mar 1, 2005
- 20.$111.1 Million
Feb 27, 2021
- 21.$99 Million
Feb 26, 2010
- 22.$95 Million
Feb 27, 2010
- 23.$94 Million
Feb 28, 2012
- 24.$90 Million
Feb 28, 2007
- 24.$90 Million
Feb 27, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Feb 26, 1984
37 years old
Friday, Feb 26, 1982
39 years old
Saturday, Feb 26, 1972
49 years old
Thursday, Feb 26, 1970
51 years old
Monday, Feb 26, 1962
59 years old
Friday, Feb 26, 1960
61 years old
Thursday, Feb 26, 1959
62 years old
Wednesday, Feb 26, 1958
63 years old
Sunday, Feb 26, 1956
65 years old
Sunday, Feb 26, 1950
71 years old
Saturday, Feb 26, 1949
72 years old
Thursday, Feb 26, 1948
73 years old
Wednesday, Feb 26, 1947
74 years old
Saturday, Feb 26, 1944
77 years old
Friday, Feb 26, 1943
78 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- 279 female students aged between 10 and 17 are kidnapped by bandits in the Zamfara kidnapping in Zamfara State, Nigeria.
- Indian Air Force fighter-jets targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camps in Balakot.
- A hot air balloon crashes near Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 people.
- A train derails in Burlington, Ontario, Canada killing at least three people and injuring 45.
- The New York Philharmonic performs in Pyongyang, North Korea; this is the first event of its kind to take place in North Korea.
- The UK's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after a rogue securities broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.
- World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand people.
- First Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
- Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
- Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
- The Superliner railcar enters revenue service with Amtrak.
- U.N. Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
- Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
- A New York-bound Alitalia airliner crashes into a cemetery in Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
- Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
- In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
- Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
- Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.
- President Calvin Coolidge signs an executive order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
- President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park.
- HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
- Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
- Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea's status as a tributary state of Qing dynasty China.
- Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
- The British East India Company factory on Balambangan Island is destroyed by Moro pirates.
- Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.
- The Janszoon voyage of 1605-06 becomes the first European expedition to set foot on Australia, although it is mistaken as a part of New Guinea.
- The Ava Kingdom and the royal city of Ava (Inwa) founded by King Thado Minbya.
- Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by Manfred, King of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
- Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman emperor.
- 747 BC
- Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era.
Births On This Day
- Reghan Tumilty, Scottish footballer
- Morgan Gautrat, American soccer player
- Mikael Granlund, Finnish professional hockey player
- Michael Chee Kam, New Zealand rugby league player
- Lee Chae-rin, South Korean singer
- Takanoiwa Yoshimori, Mongolian sumo wrestler
- Gabriel Obertan, French footballer
- Hannah Kearney, American skier
- Fernando Llorente, Spanish international footballer
- Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese international footballer
- Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer-songwriter
- Beren Saat, Turkish actress
- Jerome Harrison, American football player
- Pepe, Brazilian-Portuguese footballer
- Li Na, Chinese tennis player
- Matt Prior, South African-English cricketer
- Nate Ruess, American singer-songwriter
- Kertus Davis, American race car driver
- Oh Seung-bum, South Korean footballer
- Steve Blake, American basketball player
- Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Steve Evans, Welsh footballer
- Pedro Mendes, Portuguese international footballer
- Abdoulaye Faye, Senegalese footballer
- Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player and coach
- Tim Thomas, American basketball player
- Shane Williams, Welsh rugby union player
- Nalini Anantharaman, French mathematician
- Chad Urmston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Sébastien Loeb, French racing driver
- Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, Filipina television actress, host and equestrienne
- Marshall Faulk, American football player
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian footballer and manager
- Jenny Thompson, American swimmer
- Erykah Badu, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Max Martin, Swedish-American record producer and songwriter
- Hélène Segara, French singer-songwriter and actress
- Mark Harper, English accountant and politician, Minister of State for Immigration
- Scott Mahon, Australian rugby league player
- Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer and producer
- Tim Commerford, American bass player
- Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league player
- Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese footballer
- Garry Conille, Haitian physician and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Haiti
- Marc Fortier, French-Canadian ice hockey player
- Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
- James Mitchell, American wrestler and manager
- Chase Masterson, American actress, singer, and activist
- Ahn Cheol-soo, South Korean physician, academic, and politician
- Jaz Coleman, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkish political scientist, academic, and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Turkey
- Greg Germann, American actor and director
- Susan Helms, American general, engineer, and astronaut
- Tim Kaine, American lawyer and politician, 70th Governor of Virginia
- David Beasley, American lawyer and politician, 113th Governor of South Carolina
- Keena Rothhammer, American swimmer
- Michel Houellebecq, French author, poet, screenwriter, and director
- Andreas Maislinger, Austrian historian and academic, founded the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service
- Prince Ernst August of Hanover
- Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politician, 12th President of Turkey
- Michael Bolton, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Wayne Goss, Australian lawyer and politician, 34th Premier of Queensland (d. 2014)
- Jonathan Cain, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Helen Clark, New Zealand academic and politician, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Simon Crean, Australian trade union leader and politician, 14th Australian Minister for the Arts
- Elizabeth George, American author and educator
- Emma Kirkby, English soprano
- Sharyn McCrumb, American author
- Sandie Shaw, English singer and psychotherapist
- Colin Bell, English footballer (d. 2021)
- Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
- Peter Brock, Australian racing driver (d. 2006)
- Marta Kristen, Norwegian-American actress
- Christopher Hope, South African author and poet
- Ronald Lauder, American businessman and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Austria
- Paul Cotton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Bill Duke, American actor and director
- Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
- Bob "The Bear" Hite, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1981)
- Jozef Adamec, Slovak footballer and manager (d. 2018)
- Oldřich Kulhánek, Czech painter, illustrator, and stage designer (d. 2013)
- Chuck Wepner, American professional boxer
- Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (d. 2011)
- José Policarpo, Portuguese cardinal (d. 2014)
- Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Algerian director, producer, and screenwriter
- James Goldsmith, French-British businessman and politician (d. 1997)
- Johnny Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2003)
- Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)
- Robert Novak, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
- Josephine Tewson, English actress
- Fats Domino, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2017)
- Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2014)
- Tom Kennedy, American game show host and actor (d. 2020)
- Doris Belack, American actress (d. 2011)
- Verne Gagne, American football player, wrestler, and trainer (d. 2015)
- Everton Weekes, Barbadian cricketer and referee (d. 2020)
- Noboru Takeshita, Japanese soldier and politician, 74th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2000)
- Marc Bucci, American composer, lyricist, and dramatist (d. 2002)
- Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer and businessman (d. 2007)
- Margaret Leighton, English actress (d. 1976)
- Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (d. 2007)
- Danny Gardella, American baseball player and trainer (d. 2005)
- Tony Randall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2004)
- Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 2006)
- Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)
- Otis R. Bowen, American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)
- Pyotr Masherov, Leader of Soviet Belarus (d. 1980)
- Theodore Sturgeon, American author and critic (d. 1985)
- Jackie Gleason, American actor and singer (d. 1987)
- Robert Alda, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1986)
- Tarō Okamoto, Japanese painter and sculptor (d. 1996)
- Vic Woodley, English footballer (d. 1978)
- Fanny Cradock, English chef, author, and critic (d. 1994)
- Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
- Tex Avery, American animator, producer, and voice actor (d. 1980)
- Nestor Mesta Chayres, Mexican operatic tenor and bolero vocalist (d. 1971)
- Jean-Pierre Wimille, French racing driver (d. 1949)
- Madeleine Carroll, English actress (d. 1987)
- Giulio Natta, Italian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
- Orde Wingate, English general (d. 1944)
- Jean Bruller, French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (d. 1991)
- Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower and poet (d. 1989)
- Fritz Wiessner, German-American mountaineer (d. 1988)
- Max Petitpierre, Swiss jurist and politician, 54th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1994)
- Andrei Zhdanov, Ukrainian-Russian civil servant and politician (d. 1948)
- Wallace Fard Muhammad, American religious leader, founded the Nation of Islam (disappeared 1934)
- Dorothy Whipple, English novelist (d. 1966)
- Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player and coach (d. 1950)
- William Frawley, American actor and vaudevillian (d. 1966)
- Stefan Grabiński, Polish author and educator (d. 1936)
- Aleksandras Stulginskis, Lithuanian farmer and politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
- Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
- Janus Djurhuus, Faroese poet (d. 1948)
- Kenneth Edgeworth, Irish astronomer (d. 1972)
- Frank Bridge, English viola player and composer (d. 1941)
- Henry Barwell, Australian politician, 28th Premier of South Australia (d. 1959)
- Rudolph Dirks, German-American illustrator (d. 1968)
- Herbert Henry Dow, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company (d. 1930)
- Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (d. 1948)
- Nadezhda Krupskaya, Russian soldier and politician (d. 1939)
- Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist (d. 1926)
- John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes (d. 1943)
- Buffalo Bill, American soldier and hunter (d. 1917)
- Camille Flammarion, French astronomer and author (d. 1925)
- Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (d. 1902)
- Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
- Nathan Kelley, American architect, designed the Ohio Statehouse (d. 1871)
- Victor Hugo, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1885)
- François Arago, French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France (d. 1853)
- Matija Nenadović, Serbian priest, historian, and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 1854)
- Anton Reicha, Bohemian composer and flautist (d. 1836)
- Maria Amalia, Duchess of Parma (d. 1804)
- Gian Francesco Albani, Italian cardinal (d. 1803)
- Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop, botanist and zoologist (d. 1773)
- Nicola Fago, Italian composer and teacher (d. 1745)
- Antoine Augustin Calmet, French monk and theologian (d. 1757)
- Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English philosopher and politician (d. 1713)
- Quirinus Kuhlmann, German Baroque poet and mystic (d. 1689)
- Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, Scottish peer (d. 1685)
- Stefano Landi, Italian composer and educator (d. 1639)
- Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1666)
- Christopher Marlowe, English playwright, poet and translator (d. 1593)
- Christopher of Bavaria (d. 1448)
- Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (d. 1419)
Deaths On This Day
- Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (b. 1919)
- Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1932)
- Don Getty, Canadian football player and politician, 11th Premier of Alberta (b. 1933)
- Sheppard Frere, English historian and archaeologist (b. 1916)
- Theodore Hesburgh, American priest, theologian, educator, and academic (b. 1917)
- Earl Lloyd, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
- Tom Schweich, American lawyer and politician, 36th State Auditor of Missouri (b. 1960)
- Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (b. 1933)
- Phyllis Krasilovsky, American author and academic (b. 1927)
- Marie-Claire Alain, French organist and educator (b. 1926)
- Stéphane Hessel, German-French diplomat and author (b. 1917)
- Simon Li, Hong Kong judge and politician (b. 1922)
- Richard Carpenter, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Arnošt Lustig, Czech author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Jun Seba, also known as "Nujabes", Japanese record producer, DJ, composer and arranger (b. 1974)
- Johnny Kerr, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1932)
- Wendy Richard, English actress (b. 1943)
- Norm Van Lier, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1947)
- Bodil Udsen, Danish actress (b. 1925)
- Georgina Battiscombe, British biographer (b. 1905)
- Jef Raskin, American computer scientist, created Macintosh (b. 1943)
- Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (b. 1905)
- Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)
- Lawrence Tierney, American actor (b. 1919)
- George L. Street III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)
- Theodore Schultz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
- David Doyle, American actor (b. 1929)
- Jack Clayton, English director and producer (b. 1921)
- Bill Hicks, American comedian (b. 1961)
- Constance Ford, American model and actress (b. 1923)
- Roy Eldridge, American trumpet player (b. 1911)
- Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
- Robert Aickman, English author and activist (b. 1914)
- Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1896)
- Levi Eshkol, Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1895)
- Karl Jaspers, German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher (b. 1883)
- Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian poet and politician (b. 1883)
- Karl Albiker, German sculptor, lithographer, and educator (b. 1878)
- Mohammed V of Morocco (b. 1909)
- Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (b. 1878)
- Sabiha Kasimati, Albanian ichthyologist (b. 1912) executed with 20 others
- Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (b. 1870)
- Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1868)
- Sándor Szurmay, Minister of Defence of the Hungarian portion of Austria-Hungary (b. 1860)
- Theodor Eicke, German general (b. 1892)
- February 26 Incident: Takahashi Korekiyo, Japanese accountant and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1854)
- February 26 Incident: Saitō Makoto, Japanese admiral and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1858)
- February 26 Incident: Jōtarō Watanabe, Japanese general (b. 1874)
- Otto Wallach, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1847)
- Mary Whiton Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (b. 1863)
- Carl Menger, Polish-Austrian economist and academic (b. 1840)
- Felix Draeseke, German composer and academic (b. 1835)
- Jean Lanfray, Swiss convicted murderer (b. 1874)
- Richard Jordan Gatling, American engineer, invented the Gatling gun (b. 1818)
- Karl Davydov, Russian cellist and composer (b. 1838)
- Anandi Gopal Joshi, First Indian women physician (b. 1865)
- Alexandros Koumoundouros, Greek lawyer and politician, 56th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)
- Afzal-ud-Daulah, Asaf Jah V, 5th Nizam of Hyderabad State
- Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, Canadian jurist and politician, 3rd Premier of Canada East (b. 1807)
- Sybil Ludington, American heroine of the American Revolutionary War (b. 1761)
- Joseph de Maistre, French lawyer and diplomat (b. 1753)
- Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. 1737)
- Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs (b. 1746)
- Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Haitian-French general (b. 1762)
- Esek Hopkins, American admiral (b. 1718)
- Joshua Rowley, English admiral (b. 1730)
- Giuseppe Tartini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1692)
- Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1662)
- Thomas d'Urfey, English poet and playwright (b. 1653)
- Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician and linguist (b. 1581)
- William Brade, English violinist and composer (b. 1560)
- Anna Vasa of Sweden, Polish and Swedish princess (b. 1568)
- Antonio Possevino, Italian priest and diplomat (b. 1533)
- John Still, English bishop (b. 1543)
- Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, spouse of Maximilian II (b. 1528)
- Eric XIV of Sweden (b. 1533)
- Lorenzino de' Medici, Italian writer and assassin (b. 1514)
- John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford, English politician (b. 1408)
- Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, English commander (b. 1328)
- Fatima bint al-Ahmar, Nasrid princess in the Emirate of Granada (b. c.1260)
- Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scots (b. 1240)
- Manfred, King of Sicily (b. 1232)
- Roger II of Sicily (b. 1095)
- Muirchertach mac Néill, king of Ailech (Ireland)
- Porphyry of Gaza, Greek bishop and saint (b. 347)