On This Day in History: February 27
February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 307 days remain until the end of the year (308 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Michigan man claims $3.4M Lotto 47 jackpot. A Macomb County, Michigan, man has some planning to do after winning a $3.4 million Lotto 47 jackpot.
- Pa. store clerk accused of stealing over $17K worth of lottery tickets. Police in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, say a woman stole more than $17,000 worth of lottery tickets from a Sheetz store where she worked.
- California lottery shorted schools by $36 million, auditor says. The California lottery skimped on giving $36 million in revenue to fund public education and spent $720,000 on food and travel expenses without considering cheaper options, the state auditor said in a report made public Tuesday.
- Mississippi Lottery working to get operational this year. The Vice-Chair of the newly-created Mississippi Lottery Corporation said in an interview this week that the state's first lottery games will be ready to play by the third quarter of 2019.
- Massachusetts Lottery to replace aging lottery terminals. The Massachusetts Lottery is looking to replace the 8,500 aging blue terminals and the massive computer system that processes nearly $5 billion in bets a year.
- Store clerk's mistake helps N.Y. man win $10 million. A convenience store clerk's mistake has paid off in a big way for a western New York man.
- Wyoming lottery bill clears Legislature. The Wyoming House and Senate on Tuesday struck a compromise on the bill to allow a state lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball.
- N.C. Gov. says lottery ads are 'annoying'. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory suggested in his State of the State address last week that lottery money should not be spent on what he calls 'annoying advertising'.
- Woman sues TV station over lottery numbers error. A Fort Lee, New Jersey, woman who says she thought fortune had smiled on her with a $250,000 winner in a 2009 Mega Millions drawing is suing WABC-TV for allegedly broadcasting the wrong winning numbers and leaving her devastated when she discovered she had won nothing.
- Indiana couple wins $50,000 prize for 2nd time playing same game. An Indianapolis couple beat the odds when they claimed their second $50,000 Lucky 5 Hoosier lottery prize.
- N.C. lottery revenues redirected away from education. State lawmakers voiced concern today over a transfer of proceeds from lottery-ticket sales from school construction to the state's general fund.
- Lottery sales keep rising, but the recession keeps them in check. Anticipation may be high for tonight's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, with a jackpot that has grown to $171 million, but the fallen economy has pinched the wallets of Georgia Lottery ticket buyers.
- New York Lottery axes $1.4M in scholarships after taking in $7.5 billion in 2008. The New York Lottery has quietly halted its college scholarship program for more than 1,150 high school seniors, blaming the governor's budget cuts.
- Ontario store employee charged with stealing lottery prizes. A former convenience store employee in North Bay, Ontario, is facing theft and fraud charges for allegedly redeeming two customers' scratch-and-win lottery tickets. New rules were recently put in place to reduce this type of crime.
- Winners of $14.5M lottery jackpot shun spotlight. John and Mary Winkworth, a middle-aged couple from Ontario, won more than $14.5 million in Saturday's Lotto 6/49 draw.
- Governor's plan to lease Vt. state lottery comes up a loser. The Vermont state Senate passed a bill Tuesday will likely stand as a tombstone over Gov. James Douglas' proposed lease of the state lottery.
- Three men charged with stealing $1M from lottery winner. In Connecticut, police have arrested three men for allegedly stealing $1 million in cash from a man who hit the lottery more than 20 years ago.
- 'Idiot' claims big lottery prize. Ed O'Neill's bank account just got a lot bigger, thanks to a co-worker who told him some "idiot" hasn't claimed an $800,000 Powerball lottery prize.
- Winning Powerball lottery ticket in dispute. An ownership dispute over a winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $200,000 prompted a Grantville, Kansas couple to file a lawsuit against the Kansas Lottery and the Kroger Co. earlier this month.
- 8 GM workers to share $12 million Texas lottery prize. Eight workers at the General Motors plant in Arlington, Texas struck a $12 million Lotto Texas jackpot Wednesday night.
- Red Apple Workers Still Wait for Mega Millions Lottery Winner. The winner of Saturday's $239 Mega Millions Jackpot, the second-most valuable individual lottery ticket in history, still has yet to come forward.
- Lottery player comes up a loser in supreme court. A lottery player whose interpretation of the term "wild card" gave rise to his claim that he had a $20,000 winning ticket got little sympathy in Maine's highest court.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$322 Million
Feb 27, 2019
- 2.$293 Million
Feb 28, 2018
- 3.$273 Million
Mar 1, 2019
- 4.$270 Million
Feb 28, 2006
- 5.$266 Million
Feb 27, 2016
- 6.$222 Million
Feb 27, 2018
- 7.$216 Million
Feb 27, 2007
- 7.$216 Million
Feb 28, 2014
- 9.$173 Million
Feb 28, 2009
- 10.$171 Million
Feb 27, 2009
- 11.$135 Million
Mar 1, 2016
- 12.$133 Million
Feb 27, 2008
- 13.€105.5 Million
Feb 27, 2018
- 14.€112.05 Million
Feb 28, 2019
- 15.$127 Million
Feb 27, 2015
- 16.$112 Million
Mar 1, 2005
- 16.$112 Million
Mar 2, 2010
- 18.$100 Million
Mar 1, 2000
- 19.$95 Million
Feb 27, 2010
- 20.$94 Million
Feb 28, 2012
- 21.$90 Million
Feb 28, 2007
- 21.$90 Million
Feb 27, 2013
- 23.$88 Million
Mar 1, 2011
- 24.€59 Million
Mar 4, 2011
- 25.$80 Million
Feb 28, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Feb 27, 1986
34 years old
Sunday, Feb 27, 1983
37 years old
Friday, Feb 27, 1981
39 years old
Sunday, Feb 27, 1977
43 years old
Friday, Feb 27, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Feb 27, 1974
46 years old
Thursday, Feb 27, 1969
51 years old
Friday, Feb 27, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Assassination of Boris Nemtsov occurs.
- Five people (including the perpetrator) are killed and five others injured in a shooting at a factory in Menznau, Switzerland.
- An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
- The Chinese Correction: The Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in ten years.
- A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack kills 116.
- Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, is sentenced to death for masterminding the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack
- Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
- Godhra train burning: A Muslim mob torches a train returning from Ayodhya, killing 59 Hindu pilgrims.
- Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".
- Sumgait pogrom: The Armenian community in Sumgait, Azerbaijan is targeted in a violent pogrom.
- The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee in protest of the federal government.
- Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start performing artificially-induced abortions.
- The Government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
- The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
- Two dissident Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots bomb the Independence Palace in Saigon in a failed attempt to assassinate South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm.
- The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
- The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
- The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
- In Berlin, the Gestapo arrest 1,800 Jewish men with German wives, leading to the Rosenstrasse protest.
- World War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an Allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies.
- Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.
- United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.
- Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire; Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch Communist claims responsibility. The Nazis used the fire to solidify their power and eliminate the communists as political rivals.
- A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Leser v. Garnett.
- The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
- Second Boer War: Australian soldiers Harry "Breaker" Morant and Peter Handcock are executed in Pretoria after being convicted of war crimes.
- Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronjé at the Battle of Paardeberg.
- The British Labour Party is founded.
- Fußball-Club Bayern München is founded.
- King George I of Greece survives an assassination attempt.
- First Boer War: The Battle of Majuba Hill takes place.
- The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
- American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
- Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
- Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
- The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
- Argentine War of Independence: Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
- Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
- Action of 27 February 1809: Captain Bernard Dubourdieu captures HMS Proserpine.
- Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
- American Revolutionary War: The House of Commons of Great Britain votes against further war in America.
- American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
- The island of New Britain is discovered.
- Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
- Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
- Henry IV is crowned King of France.
- The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.
- Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China.
- The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
- Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I and his co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
Births On This Day
- Laura Gulbe, Latvian tennis player
- Ty Dillon, American race car driver
- Meyers Leonard, American basketball player
- Filip Krajinović, Serbian tennis player
- Ioannis Potouridis, Greek footballer
- Jonjo Shelvey, English footballer
- Azeem Rafiq, Pakistani cricketer
- Elijah Taylor, New Zealand rugby league player
- David Button, English footballer
- Lloyd Rigby, English footballer
- Iain Ramsay, Australian footballer
- Dustin Jeffrey, Canadian ice hockey player
- Scott Davies, English footballer
- Bridie Kean, Australian wheelchair basketball player
- Florence Kiplagat, Kenyan runner
- Sandy Paillot, French footballer
- Valeriy Andriytsev, Ukrainian wrestler
- Maximiliano Moralez, Argentinian footballer
- Yovani Gallardo, American baseball player
- Jonathan Moreira, Brazilian footballer
- Sandeep Singh, Indian field hockey player
- JWoww, American television personality
- Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian footballer
- Braydon Coburn, Canadian ice hockey player
- Vladislav Kulik, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
- Asami Abe, Japanese singer and actress
- Thiago Neves, Brazilian footballer
- Brett Stewart, Australian rugby league player
- Aníbal Sánchez, American baseball player
- Lotta Schelin, Swedish footballer
- Akseli Kokkonen, Norwegian ski jumper
- Devin Harris, American basketball player
- Kate Mara, American actress
- Ali Bastian, English actress
- Pat Richards, Australian rugby league player
- Bruno Soares, Brazilian tennis player
- Tehila Hakimi, Israeli poet and author
- Josh Groban, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Cameron Ling, Australian footballer and sportscaster
- Natalie Grandin, English-South African tennis player
- Élodie Ouédraogo, Belgian sprinter
- Chelsea Clinton, American journalist and academic
- Scott Prince, Australian rugby league player
- James Beattie, English footballer and manager
- Kakha Kaladze, Georgian footballer and politician
- Emelie Öhrstig, Swedish skier and cyclist
- Simone Di Pasquale, Italian ballet dancer
- Sergei Semak, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager
- Ludovic Capelle, Belgian cyclist
- Aitor González, Spanish racing driver
- Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
- Colin Edwards, American motorcycle racer
- Carte Goodwin, American lawyer and politician
- Peter Andre, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor
- Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby player and manager
- Sara Blakely, American businesswoman, founded Spanx
- Derren Brown, English magician and painter
- David Rikl, Czech-English tennis player
- Roman Giertych, Polish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
- Rozonda Thomas, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (TLC)
- Kent Desormeaux, American jockey
- Patricia Petibon, French soprano and actress
- Gareth Llewellyn, Welsh rugby union player
- Juan E. Gilbert, American computer scientist, inventor, and academic
- Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player and sportscaster
- Danut Lupu, Romanian footballer
- Jonathan Ive, English industrial designer, currently chief design officer (CDO) of Apple
- Donal Logue, Canadian actor and director
- Oliver Reck, German footballer and manager
- Baltasar Kormákur, Icelandic actor, director, and producer
- Noah Emmerich, American actor
- Pedro Chaves, Portuguese race car driver
- Jeffrey Pasley, American educator and academic
- Nasty Suicide, Finnish musician and pharmacist
- Adam Baldwin, American actor
- James Worthy, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Andrés Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player
- Johnny Van Zant, American singer-songwriter
- Naas Botha, South African rugby player and sportscaster
- Maggie Hassan, American politician, 81st Governor and United States Senator of New Hampshire
- Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, producer, and screenwriter
- Kevin Curran, American screenwriter and television producer (d. 2016)
- Robert de Castella, Australian runner
- Adrian Smith, English guitarist and songwriter
- Timothy Spall, English actor
- Belus Prajoux, Chilean tennis player
- Peter Christopherson, English musician, songwriter, and director (d. 2010)
- Neal Schon, American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter
- Gavin Esler, Scottish journalist and author
- Ian Khama, English-Botswanan lieutenant and politician, 4th President of Botswana
- Stelios Kouloglou, Greek journalist, author, director and politician
- Carl A. Anderson, 13th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
- Lee Atwater, American journalist, activist and political strategist (d. 1991)
- Walter de Silva, Italian car designer
- Steve Harley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Annabel Goldie, Scottish lawyer and politician
- Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger, English rabbi and politician
- Louis Clark, English music arranger, conductor and keyboard player
- Alan Guth, American physicist and cosmologist
- Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist and conductor
- Ken Grimwood, American author (d. 2003)
- Graeme Pollock, South African cricketer and coach
- Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)
- Morten Lauridsen, American composer and conductor
- Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Jimmy Burns, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist
- Klaus-Dieter Sieloff, German footballer (d. 2011)
- Paddy Ashdown, British captain and politician (d. 2018)
- Pierre Duchesne, Canadian lawyer and politician, 28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
- Howard Hesseman, American actor
- Bill Hunter, Australian actor (d. 2011)
- Don McKinnon, English-New Zealand farmer and politician, 12th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Peter Revson, American race car driver (d. 1974)
- Jake Thackray, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2002)
- Barbara Babcock, American actress
- Sonia Johnson, American feminist activist and author
- Ron Barassi, Australian footballer and coach
- Roger Mahony, American cardinal
- Mirella Freni, Italian soprano and actress
- Uri Shulevitz, American author and illustrator
- Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
- Ralph Nader, American lawyer, politician, and activist
- Raymond Berry, American football player and coach
- Malcolm Wallop, American politician (d. 2011)
- Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress and humanitarian (d. 2011)
- David Young, Baron Young of Graffham, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Jovan Krkobabić, Serbian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2014)
- Peter Stone, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2003)
- Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist and academic (d. 2014)
- Joanne Woodward, American actress
- Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2008)
- Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
- Patricia Ward Hales, British tennis player (d. 1985)
- René Clemencic, Austrian composer, recorder player, harpsichordist, conductor and clavichord player
- Peter Whittle, English-New Zealand mathematician and theorist
- David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Pia Sebastiani, Argentine pianist and composer (d. 2015)
- Kenneth Koch, American poet, playwright and professor (d. 2002)
- Dexter Gordon, American saxophonist, composer, and actor (d. 1990)
- Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch historian, author, and scholar (d. 1977)
- Theodore Van Kirk, American soldier, pilot, and navigator (d. 2014)
- Reg Simpson, English cricketer (d. 2013)
- John Connally, American lieutenant and politician, 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)
- Denis Whitaker, Canadian general, football player, and businessman (d. 2001)
- Paul Ricœur, French philosopher and academic (d. 2005)
- Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish soldier and politician, President of Poland (d. 1989)
- Irwin Shaw, American author and screenwriter (d. 1984)
- Kusumagraj, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1999)
- Lawrence Durrell, Indian-French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1990)
- Oscar Heidenstam, English bodybuilder (d. 1991)
- Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)
- Peter De Vries, American journalist and author (d. 1993)
- Genrikh Kasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)
- Kelly Johnson, American engineer, co-founded Skunk Works (d. 1990)
- Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
- Momčilo Đujić, Serbian-American priest and commander (d. 1999)
- Franchot Tone, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1968)
- James T. Farrell, American author and poet (d. 1979)
- André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
- Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1996)
- Reginald Gardiner, English-American actor and singer (d. 1980)
- Gustave Wuyts, Belgian tug of war competitor and shot putter (d. 1979)
- Hans Rohrbach, German mathematician (d. 1993)
- Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Belorussian-American rabbi and philosopher (d. 1993)
- Lúcio Costa, French-Brazilian architect and engineer, designed Gustavo Capanema Palace (d. 1998)
- Gene Sarazen, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1999)
- John Steinbeck, American journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
- Kotama Okada, Japanese religious leader (d. 1974)
- Marino Marini, Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1980)
- Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist and biochemist, co-discovered Insulin (d. 1978)
- Marian Anderson, American singer (d. 1993)
- Miyagiyama Fukumatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1943)
- William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)
- David Sarnoff, American businessman, founded RCA (d. 1971)
- Mabel Keaton Staupers, American nurse and advocate (d. 1989)
- Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist and psychologist (d. 1974)
- Lotte Lehmann, German-American soprano and actress (d. 1976)
- Pyotr Nesterov, Russian captain, pilot, and engineer (d. 1914)
- Hugo Black, American captain, jurist, and politician (d. 1971)
- Sveinn Björnsson, Danish-Icelandic lawyer and politician, 1st President of Iceland (d. 1952)
- L. E. J. Brouwer, Dutch mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1966)
- Xenophon Kasdaglis, Greek-Egyptian tennis player (d. 1943)
- Alvan T. Fuller, American businessman and politician, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
- Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (d. 1952)
- Joseph Grinnell, American zoologist and biologist (d. 1939)
- Vladimir Filatov, Russian-Ukrainian ophthalmologist and surgeon (d. 1956)
- Alexandru Vaida-Voevod, Romanian politician, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1950)
- Alice Hamilton, American physician and academic (d. 1970)
- Irving Fisher, American economist and statistician (d. 1947)
- Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and critic (d. 1942)
- Eemil Nestor Setälä, Finnish linguist and politician, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1935)
- Joaquín Sorolla, Spanish painter (d. 1923)
- George Herbert Mead, American sociologist and philosopher (d. 1930)
- Bertha Pappenheim, Austrian-German activist and author (d. 1936)
- Hubert Parry, English composer and historian (d. 1918)
- Ellen Terry, English actress (d. 1928)
- William Nicholson, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1865)
- Jean-Charles Cornay, French missionary and saint (d. 1837)
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (d. 1882)
- Edward Belcher, British naval officer, hydrographer, and explorer (d. 1877)
- Frederick Catherwood, British artist, architect and explorer (d. 1854)
- José Antonio Navarro, American merchant and politician (d. 1871)
- Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean lawyer and politician, Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1818)
- Thomas Hazlehurst, English businessman, founded Hazlehurst & Sons (d. 1842)
- Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, French lawyer and politician, 24th Prime Minister of France (d. 1855)
- Anders Sparrman, Swedish physician and activist (d. 1820)
- Louis-Jérôme Gohier, French politician, French Minister of Justice (d. 1830)
- Jean de Dieu-Raymond de Cucé de Boisgelin, French cardinal (d. 1804)
- Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1767)
- Constantine Mavrocordatos, Ottoman ruler (d. 1769)
- Lord Sidney Beauclerk, English politician (d. 1744)
- Pietro Gnocchi, Italian composer, director, historian, and geographer (d. 1775)
- Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł, Prussian-Lithuanian wife of Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (d. 1695)
- William Sherard, English botanist (d. 1728)
- Roche Braziliano, Dutch pirate (d. 1671)
- Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter (d. 1654)
- John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1616)
- Francis II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1632)
- William Alabaster, English poet (d. 1640)
- Min Phalaung, Burmese monarch (d. 1593)
- João de Castro, Portuguese nobleman and fourth viceroy of Portuguese India (d. 1548)
- Ruprecht, Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1480)
- Alberto d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara (d. 1393)
- Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)
Deaths On This Day
- Steve Folkes, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1959)
- Yi Cheol-seung, South Korean lawyer and politician (b. 1922)
- James Z. Davis, American lawyer and judge (b. 1943)
- Boris Nemtsov, Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1959)
- Leonard Nimoy, American actor (b. 1931)
- Julio César Strassera, Argentinian lawyer and jurist (b. 1933)
- Aaron Allston, American game designer and author (b. 1960)
- Terry Rand, American basketball player (b. 1934)
- Van Cliburn, American pianist (b. 1934)
- Ramon Dekkers, Dutch mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1969)
- Dale Robertson, American actor (b. 1923)
- Adolfo Zaldívar, Chilean lawyer and politician (b. 1943)
- Ma Jiyuan, Chinese general (b. 1921)
- Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and psychiatrist (b. 1920)
- Helga Vlahović, Croatian journalist and producer (b. 1945)
- Frank Buckles, American soldier (b. 1901)
- Necmettin Erbakan, Turkish engineer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1926)
- Duke Snider, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1926)
- Gary Winick, American director and producer (b. 1961)
- Nanaji Deshmukh, Indian educator and activist (b. 1916)
- William F. Buckley, Jr., American author and journalist, founded the National Review (b. 1925)
- Myron Cope, American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1929)
- Ivan Rebroff, German vocalist of Russian descent with four and a half octaves (b. 1931)
- Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, German general (b. 1914)
- Otis Chandler, American publisher (b. 1927)
- Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American general and author (b. 1908)
- Linda Smith, English comedian and author (b. 1958)
- Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian and academic (b. 1928)
- Paul Sweezy, American economist and journalist (b. 1910)
- John Lanchbery, English-Australian composer and conductor (b. 1923)
- Fred Rogers, American minister and television host (b. 1928)
- Spike Milligan, Irish soldier, actor, comedian, and author (b. 1918)
- Horace Tapscott, American pianist and composer (b. 1934)
- George H. Hitchings, American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
- Lillian Gish, American actress (b. 1893)
- S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American linguist and politician (b. 1906)
- Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
- Bill Holman, American cartoonist (b. 1903)
- Joan Greenwood, English actress (b. 1921)
- Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)
- Ray Ellington, English singer and drummer (b. 1916)
- Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician and diplomat, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1902)
- J. Pat O'Malley, English-American actor and singer (b. 1904)
- George Tobias, American actor (b. 1901)
- John Dickson Carr, American author and playwright (b. 1905)
- Bill Everett, American author and illustrator (b. 1917)
- Marius Barbeau, Canadian ethnographer and academic (b. 1883)
- Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
- Orry-Kelly, Australian-American costume designer (b. 1897)
- Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1888)
- Kostis Palamas, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1859)
- Hosteen Klah, Navajo artist, medicine man, and weaver (b. 1867)
- Emily Malbone Morgan, American saint, foundress of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (b. 1862)
- Joshua W. Alexander, American judge and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1852)
- Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1849)
- Chandra Shekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (b. 1906)
- Schofield Haigh, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1871)
- Harry "Breaker" Morant, English-Australian lieutenant (b. 1864)
- Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer and businessman, founded Louis Vuitton (b. 1821)
- Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (b. 1833)
- Nicholas Biddle, American banker and politician (b. 1786)
- Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1750)
- Count of St. Germain, European adventurer (b. 1710)
- John Arbuthnot, Scottish physician and polymath (b. 1667)
- Samuel Parris, English-American minister (b. 1653)
- Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet, English politician (b. 1645)
- John Evelyn, English gardener and author (b. 1620)
- Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1625)
- Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (b. 1609)
- Johann Faber of Heilbronn, controversial Catholic preacher (b. 1504)
- Kunigunde of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, German Noblewoman (b. 1524)
- William VIII of Montferrat (b. 1420)
- Prince Vasily I of Moscow (b. 1371)
- Eleanor of Castile, queen consort of Navarre (b. c. 1363)
- Robert of Melun, English theologian and bishop
- Theophylact, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 917)
- Conrad the Elder, Frankish nobleman
- Pepin of Landen, Frankish lord (b. 580)