On This Day in History: February 5
February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 329 days remain until the end of the year (330 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Lottery ticket purchased in central Iowa puts man's dream car within reach. An East Moline man stopped in a central Iowa convenience store last month to grab a coffee, snack and what ended up being a pretty lucky piece of paper, the Iowa Lottery announced Monday.
- Jury: Lottery winner must pay ex-boyfriend part of winnings. A jury Thursday ruled that a former middle school teacher who won a $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former sweetheart, who testified that he handed her the money to buy the winning ticket.
- Wisconsin man repeats same feat of winning multiple lottery jackpots. A Wisconsin man has claimed all three jackpot prizes from last week's SuperCash! lottery drawing -- the second time he has won multiple jackpots in a single drawing.
- Georgia's new $30 lottery tickets selling 'like crazy'. Lottery players are lining up to lay down some serious scratch in Georgia and Tennessee, which recently joined a number of states offering instant tickets that cost more than $25 apiece.
- $208 MILLION: Massive Powerball jackpot to be drawn Wednesday. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $208 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- $250 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $250 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Nationwide, lottery jackpots keep getting bigger. Around the United States, lottery jackpots are continuing to grow larger, making the allure of picking up a couple extra lottery tickets ever-stronger.
- Editorial criticizes N.J. Lottery privatization proposal. A New Jersey paper exposes a privatization proposal floated by a state legislative leader as more of a political ploy than a realistic plan to help the state's economy.
- Court: elderly sisters' gambling pact forces lottery jackpot split. The Connecticut Appeals Court has ruled a 1995 pact struck by two widowed sisters to split each other's future gambling winnings is still binding despite the fact they no longer speak to one another.
- $85.5 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in New Hampshire. Powerball paid off big Wednesday night for one winning ticket, worth $85.5 million, sold in New Hampshire.
- Record lottery sales prompt questions about need to cut HOPE. Record sales figures show the Georgia lottery is hotter than ever, prompting some legislators to question whether they need to cut the HOPE scholarship program this fall.
- EuroMillions lottery launches; jackpots 'may top £50m'. A new European lottery with jackpots possibly reaching £50 million or more has been launched.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$394.5 Million
Feb 7, 2015
- 2.$255 Million
Feb 8, 2017
- 3.$250 Million
Feb 8, 2012
- 4.$219.6 Million
Feb 5, 2014
- 5.$210 Million
Feb 8, 2006
- 6.$208 Million
Feb 6, 2013
- 7.$204 Million
Feb 6, 2019
- 8.€139.02 Million
Feb 9, 2010
- 9.€130 Million
Feb 8, 2008
- 10.$187 Million
Feb 7, 2020
- 11.$165 Million
Feb 7, 2018
- 12.€128 Million
Feb 5, 2019
- 13.€116 Million
Feb 6, 2018
- 14.€130 Million
Feb 7, 2020
- 15.$141 Million
Feb 6, 2010
- 16.$139 Million
Feb 5, 2019
- 17.€100 Million
Feb 5, 2010
- 18.$136 Million
Feb 6, 2016
- 19.€100 Million
Feb 9, 2007
- 20.$120 Million
Feb 6, 2018
- 21.€95.38 Million
Feb 6, 2018
- 22.€100.82 Million
Feb 5, 2019
- 23.€90 Million
Feb 9, 2018
- 24.$107 Million
Feb 7, 2014
- 25.$105 Million
Feb 7, 2003
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Feb 5, 1988
32 years old
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1980
40 years old
Saturday, Feb 5, 1977
43 years old
Thursday, Feb 5, 1976
44 years old
Thursday, Feb 5, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1975
45 years old
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1974
46 years old
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1974
46 years old
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1974
46 years old
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1974
46 years old
Monday, Feb 5, 1973
47 years old
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1964
56 years old
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1964
56 years old
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1958
62 years old
Thursday, Feb 5, 1953
67 years old
Saturday, Feb 5, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
- Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
- Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
- The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
- Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
- Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
- Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
- Riots break in Lima, Peru after the police forces go on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as the Limazo) is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.
- Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
- The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.
- French President Charles de Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
- A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
- World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
- Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th "Caudillo de España", or Leader of Spain.
- Mutiny on Royal Netherlands Navy warship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën off the coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
- The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.
- Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.
- Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane; this is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
- SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
- The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
- The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
- Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
- Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
- In Mexico, the General Hospital of Mexico is inaugurated, started with four basic specialties.
- King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
- The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger", is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
- Moldavia and Wallachia formally unite to create the Romanian United Principalities.
- Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Prince of Moldavia, is also elected as prince of Wallachia, joining the two principalities as a personal union called the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
- The New Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison's first class meets at Madison Female Academy.
- Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
- HMS Blenheim (1761) and HMS Java disappear off the coast of Rodrigues.
- In Calabria, a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
- Spanish defeat British forces and capture Menorca.
- South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
- Charles Stuart, the son of King Charles I, is declared King Charles II of England and Scotland by the Scottish Parliament.
- A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
- Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
- Idris I reaches Volubilis and founds the Idrisid dynasty, ceding Morocco from the Abbasid caliphate and founding the first Moroccan state.
- An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan.
- AD 62
- Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
Births On This Day
- Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Bhutanese prince
- Patrick Roberts, English footballer
- Stina Blackstenius, Swedish footballer
- Adnan Januzaj, Belgian-Albanian footballer
- Arisa Komiya, Japanese actress and voice actress
- Leilani Latu, Australian rugby league player
- Ty Rattie, Canadian ice hockey player
- Stefan de Vrij, Dutch footballer
- Neymar, Brazilian footballer
- Nabil Bahoui, Swedish footballer
- Gerald Tusha, Albanian footballer
- Dmitry Andreikin, Russian chess player
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Indian cricketer
- Jordan Rhodes, Scottish footballer
- Marina Melnikova, Russian tennis player
- Karin Ontiveros, Mexican model
- Darren Criss, American actor, singer, and entrepreneur
- Curtis Jerrells, American basketball player
- Alex Kuznetsov, Ukrainian-American tennis player
- Linus Omark, Swedish ice hockey player
- Donald Sanford, American-Israeli sprinter
- Vedran Ćorluka, Croatian footballer
- Sekope Kepu, Australian rugby player
- Billy Sharp, English footballer
- Reed Sorenson, American race car driver
- Carlos Villanueva, Chilean footballer
- Lloyd Johansson, Australian rugby player
- Laurence Maroney, American football player
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
- Carlos Tevez, Argentinian footballer
- Anja Hammerseng-Edin, Norwegian handball player
- Laura del Rio, Spanish footballer
- Kevin Everett, American football player
- Tomáš Kopecký, Slovak ice hockey player
- Rodrigo Palacio, Argentinian footballer
- Mia Hansen-Løve, French director and screenwriter
- Loukas Vyntra, Czech-Greek footballer
- Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer, created LiveJournal
- Jo Swinson, English politician
- Nate Holzapfel, American entrepreneur and television personality
- Brian Russell, American football player
- Samuel Sánchez, Spanish cyclist
- Ben Ainslie, English sailor
- Adam Dykes, Australian rugby league player
- Adam Everett, American baseball player and coach
- John Aloisi, Australian footballer and manager
- Abishek Bachchan, Indian actor
- Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer and manager
- Michael Maguire, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer-songwriter
- Luke Ricketson, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
- Brad Fittler, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
- Michel Breistroff, French ice hockey player (d. 1996)
- Sara Evans, American country singer
- Jean-Marc Jaumin, Belgian basketball player and coach
- Darren Lehmann, Australian cricketer and coach
- Bobby Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
- Michael Sheen, Welsh actor and director
- Derek Stephen Prince, American voice actor
- Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
- Marcus Grönholm, Finnish race car driver
- Chris Parnell, American actor and comedian
- José María Olazábal, Spanish golfer
- Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
- Tarik Benhabiles, Algerian-French tennis player and coach
- Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer and manager
- Keith Moseley, American bass player and songwriter
- Quique Sánchez Flores, Spanish footballer and manager
- Laura Linney, American actress
- Duff McKagan, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Steven Shainberg, American film director and producer
- Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress, screenwriter, producer and director
- Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
- Tim Meadows, American actor and screenwriter
- Aris Christofellis, Greek soprano and musicologist
- Bonnie Crombie, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 6th Mayor of Mississauga
- Jennifer Granholm, Canadian-American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
- Jüri Tamm, Estonian hammer thrower and politician
- Vinnie Colaiuta, American drummer
- Héctor Rebaque, Mexican race car driver
- David Wiesner, American author and illustrator
- Mao Daichi, Japanese actress
- Mike Heath, American baseball player and manager
- Cliff Martinez, American drummer and songwriter
- Frank Walker, Australian journalist and author
- Freddie Aguilar, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist
- John Beilein, American basketball player and coach
- Gustavo Benítez, Paraguayan footballer and manager
- Daniel Balavoine, French singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1986)
- Vladimir Moskovkin, Ukrainian-Russian geographer, economist, and academic
- Nikolay Merkushkin, Mordovian engineer and politician, 1st Head of the Republic of Mordovia
- Jonathan Freeman, American actor and singer
- Rafael Puente, Mexican footballer
- Kurt Beck, German politician
- Yvon Vallières, Canadian educator and politician
- Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish footballer and manager
- Christopher Guest, American actor and director
- Barbara Hershey, American actress
- Errol Morris, American director and producer
- Tom Wilkinson, English actor
- Mary L. Cleave, American engineer and astronaut
- Clemente Mastella, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Justice
- Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
- Amnon Dankner, Israeli journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Charlotte Rampling, English actress
- Douglas Hogg, English lawyer and politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
- J. R. Cobb, American guitarist and songwriter
- Henfil, Brazilian journalist, author, and illustrator (d. 1988)
- Al Kooper, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (d. 1971)
- Nolan Bushnell, American engineer and businessman, founded Atari, Inc.
- Michael Mann, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Craig Morton, American football player and sportscaster
- Dušan Uhrin, Czech and Slovak footballer and manager
- Roger Staubach, American football player, sportscaster, and businessman
- Stephen J. Cannell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Henson Cargill, American country music singer (d. 2007)
- David Selby, American actor and playwright
- Barrett Strong, American soul singer-songwriter and pianist
- Kaspar Villiger, Swiss engineer and politician, 85th President of the Swiss Confederation
- Cory Wells, American pop-rock singer (Three Dog Night) (d. 2015)
- H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (d. 2014)
- Luke Graham, American wrestler (d. 2006)
- Brian Luckhurst, English cricketer (d. 2005)
- Rafael Nieto Navia, Colombian lawyer, jurist, and diplomat
- Stuart Damon, American actor and singer
- Larry Hillman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Gaston Roelants, Belgian runner
- Alar Toomre, Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician
- Wang Xuan, Chinese computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)
- K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Indian poet and academic
- Alex Harvey, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
- Johannes Geldenhuys, South African military commander (d. 2018)
- Hank Aaron, American baseball player
- Don Cherry, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
- Jörn Donner, Finnish director and screenwriter
- B.S. Johnson, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1973)
- Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2016)
- Hal Blaine, American session drummer
- Luc Ferrari, French pianist and composer (d. 2005)
- Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 2008)
- Tage Danielsson, Swedish author, actor, and director (d. 1985)
- Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (d. 2013)
- P. J. Vatikiotis, Israeli-American historian and political scientist (d. 1997)
- Robert Allen, American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
- Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch captain and pilot (d. 1977)
- Seiichi Miyake, Japanese inventor (d. 1982)
- Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (d. 2014)
- Claude King, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
- James E. Bowman, American physician and academic (d. 2011)
- Ken Adam, German-born English production designer and art director (d. 2016)
- Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
- Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
- Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)
- Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress (d. 2012)
- Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
- William S. Burroughs, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1997)
- Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, English physiologist, biophysicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
- Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
- Charles Philippe Leblond, French-Canadian biologist and academic (d. 2007)
- Francisco Varallo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2010)
- Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1969)
- Marie Baron, Dutch swimmer and diver (d. 1948)
- Peg Entwistle, Welsh-American actress (d. 1932)
- Daisy and Violet Hilton, English conjoined twins (d. 1969)
- Eugen Weidmann, German criminal (d. 1939)
- Birgit Dalland, Norwegian politician (d. 2007)
- Pierre Pflimlin, French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2000)
- John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
- Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1975)
- Adlai Stevenson II, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1965)
- Dirk Stikker, Dutch businessman and politician, 3rd Secretary General of NATO (d. 1979)
- Elizabeth Ryan, American tennis player (d. 1979)
- Renato Petronio, Italian rower (d. 1976)
- Patsy Hendren, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1962)
- Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1962)
- Recep Peker, Turkish officer and politician (d. 1950)
- Gabriel Voisin, French pilot and engineer (d. 1973)
- André Citroën, French engineer and businessman, founded Citroën (d. 1935)
- Ernie McLea, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1931)
- Charles Edmund Brock, British painter and book illustrator (d. 1938)
- Domhnall Ua Buachalla, Irish politician, 3rd and last Governor-General of the Irish Free State (d. 1963)
- Terauchi Masatake, Japanese field marshal and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1919)
- Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author and critic (d. 1907)
- Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean lieutenant (d. 1882)
- Eduard Magnus Jakobson, Estonian missionary and engraver (d. 1903)
- John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, co-founded Dunlop Rubber (d. 1921)
- Hiram Maxim, American engineer, invented the Maxim gun (d. 1916)
- Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Church, Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers (d. 1899)
- Peter Lalor, Irish-Australian activist and politician (d. 1889)
- Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist and composer (d. 1880)
- Carl Spitzweg, German painter and poet (d. 1885)
- Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet and hymn-writer (d. 1877)
- Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist (d. 1871)
- Robert Peel, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)
- Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer and conductor (d. 1798)
- James Otis, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)
- John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (d. 1794)
- Gilbert Tennent, Irish-American minister (d. 1764)
- Anne Jules de Noailles, French general (d. 1708)
- Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
- Gaspar Schott, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1666)
- Bernard of Corleone, Italian saint (d. 1667)
- Biagio Marini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1663)
- Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet and educator (d. 1669)
- Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian soldier, composer, and critic (d. 1612)
- Andreas Dudith, Croatian-Hungarian nobleman and diplomat (d. 1589)
- Juraj Drašković, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1587)
- René of Châlon, prince of Orange (d. 1544)
- Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss statesman and historian (d. 1572)
- Philip II, duke of Savoy (d. 1497)
- John II, marquess of Montferrat (d. 1372)
- Sanjō, emperor of Japan (d. 1017)
Deaths On This Day
- Ciriaco Cañete, Filipino martial artist (b. 1919)
- K. N. Choksy, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka (b. 1933)
- Marisa Del Frate, Italian actress and singer (b. 1931)
- Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
- Herman Rosenblat, Polish-American author (b. 1929)
- Robert A. Dahl, American political scientist and academic (b. 1915)
- Reinaldo Gargano, Uruguayan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Uruguay (b. 1934)
- Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer and conductor (b. 1924)
- Tom McGuigan, New Zealand soldier and politician, 23rd New Zealand Minister of Health (b. 1921)
- Sam Coppola, American actor (b. 1932)
- Al De Lory, American keyboard player, conductor, and producer (b. 1930)
- John Turner Sargent, Sr., American publisher (b. 1924)
- Jo Zwaan, Dutch sprinter (b. 1922)
- Brian Jacques, English author and radio host (b. 1939)
- Peggy Rea, American actress and casting director (b. 1921)
- Brendan Burke, Canadian ice hockey player and activist (b. 1988)
- Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, anti-apartheid leader, and diplomat, 13th South Africa Ambassador to United States (b. 1924)
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)
- Leo T. McCarthy, New Zealand-American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1930)
- Alfred Worm, Austrian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1945)
- Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1927)
- Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Togolese general and politician, President of Togo (b. 1937)
- Michalina Wisłocka, Polish gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1921)
- John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
- Claude Autant-Lara, French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)
- Wassily Leontief, Russian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
- Tim Kelly, American guitarist (b. 1963)
- Pamela Harriman, English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (b. 1920)
- René Huyghe, French historian and author (b. 1906)
- Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)
- Seán Flanagan, Irish footballer and politician, 7th Irish Minister for Health (b. 1922)
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
- William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
- Miguel Rolando Covian, Argentinian-Brazilian physiologist and academic (b. 1913)
- Dean Jagger, American actor (b. 1903)
- Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
- William Collier, Jr., American actor and producer (b. 1902)
- Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, American chemist and academic (b. 1925)
- Neil Aggett, Kenyan-South African physician and union leader (b. 1953)
- Ella T. Grasso, American politician, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
- Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1894)
- Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1926)
- Marianne Moore, American poet, author, critic, and translator (b. 1887)
- Lew "Sneaky Pete" Robinson, drag racer (b. 1933)
- Rudy York, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1913)
- Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1902)
- Leon Leonwood Bean, American businessman, founded L.L.Bean (b. 1872)
- Jacques Ibert, French-Swiss composer (b. 1890)
- Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon and author (b. 1890)
- Victor Houteff, Bulgarian religious reformer and author (b. 1885)
- Hossein Sami'i, Iranian politician, diplomat, writer and poet (b. 1876)
- Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (b. 1877)
- Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (b. 1883)
- George Arliss, English actor and playwright (b. 1868)
- Banjo Paterson, Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1864)
- Otto Strandman, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1875)
- Hans Litten, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1903)
- Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1861)
- Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician (b. 1863)
- Athanasios Eftaxias, Greek politician, 118th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1849)
- Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (b. 1882)
- Christiaan de Wet, South African general and politician, State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1854)
- Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian engineer, invented the mechanical pencil (b. 1871)
- Jaber II Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1860)
- Ross Barnes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1850)
- Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (b. 1807)
- Adolfo Rivadeneyra, Spanish orientalist and diplomat (b. 1841)
- Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, historian, and academic (b. 1795)
- Charles XIII, king of Sweden (b. 1748)
- Pasquale Paoli, Corsican commander and politician (b. 1725)
- William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)
- Eusebius Amort, German theologian and academic (b. 1692)
- Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
- Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch astronomer and cartographer (b. 1678)
- Henri François d'Aguesseau, French jurist and politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1668)
- Philipp Spener, German theologian and author (b. 1635)
- Shunzhi, Chinese emperor of the Qing Dynasty (b. 1638)
- Giovanni Battista Moroni, Italian painter (b. 1520)
- Zafadola, Arab emir of Zaragoza
- Alfred Aetheling, Anglo-Saxon prince
- Adelaide, German abbess and saint
- William IV, duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
- Kanmu, emperor of Japan (b. 736)
- Avitus of Vienne, Gallo-Roman bishop