On This Day in History: February 8
February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 326 days remain until the end of the year (327 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Idaho woman wins two six-figure lottery prizes within 48 hours. There have been several instances of players winning the lottery twice, but in an absolutely mindboggling happenstance, an Idaho woman is giving those winners a run for their money after securing two six-figure jackpots back-to-back in just two days.
- Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win. A family Christmas tradition of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets turned into a $3 million win.
- Canadian man wins $16M, then finishes grocery shopping. Calgarian Alfonso Buonomo's first reaction to learning he'd won a Lotto 6/49 windfall was to go grocery shopping.
- N.J. lawmakers trying to meddle with lottery's new Keno game. New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday considered overhauling a new keno-style lottery game that the bill's sponsor worries will draw business away from Atlantic City's casinos.
- Lottery winner shoots self after losing winning tickets. A lottery winner shot himself dead after he won more than $1.3 million but then lost his winning lottery tickets.
- Lawsuit accuses Illinois Lottery manager of fraud in instant games. Three lottery players and a downstate bar have accused the Illinois Lottery's private manager of defrauding scratch-off players and retailers after an investigation found the lottery did not award many of the biggest prizes in its biggest instant games.
- $450 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot nears record. Between now and Wednesday evening, anyone can walk into a store and buy a lottery ticket for a couple of bucks that has the potential of winning around a half-billion dollars.
- Winning $217M Powerball ticket sold in Virginia. Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in the Richmond, Va. airport for Wednesday night's drawing will wake up a multimillionaire.
- Judge rules man has no right to ex-girlfriend's lottery winnings. A Seminole County, Florida, man who sued his ex-girlfriend for half of her $1 million Florida Lottery winnings went away empty-handed Tuesday, her attorney said.
- Irish $16M lottery winner still claiming over $6,000 a year in benefits. An Irishman is still claiming disability benefits in the UK after winning over $16 million in the lottery.
- Ark. lottery panel puts new limits on chief's pay. The Arkansas Lottery Commission, in an attempt to deflect criticism it received in the past for former top officials' six-figure salaries, set new salary limits Monday for its next director.
- NY woman wins $1M a year for life. A Long Island mom said her husband's holiday gift of a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket will pay $1 million a year for life -- with a guarantee of at least $20 million.
- Canada lottery almanac for 2010 published. Canada lottery players can obtain all of last year's lottery winning numbers for each of the country's games in one book, now that the latest edition of Lottery Post's Lottery Results Almanac series has hit the stands.
- Puerto Rico turns store receipts into lottery tickets. Puerto Rico's Treasury Department is transforming receipts into lottery tickets, printing contest numbers on each receipt and holding weekly drawings for cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000. It also plans to have a monthly drawing for a car.
- Arkansas Lottery director's benefits in conflict with law?. Arkansas law "expressly prohibits" the use of a multiplier in determining the state lottery director's salary for retirement purposes, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said in an opinion Monday.
- N.C. Lottery learning about video gaming operations. The North Carolina Education Lottery formally sought information Monday on how it could operate casino-style video gambling machines should the GOP-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue decide to regulate -- rather than keep outlawing -- them.
- Pair arrested for stealing lottery tickets for 3 years. A clerk at Local Yokel food mart has been arrested for stealing Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets and raking in $187,000 in winnings.
- Georgia legislature wants lottery to crack down on bonuses. Lawmakers are moving to increase legislative oversight of the Georgia Lottery Corp. because of anger about the $3 million in employee bonuses the organization handed out last year.
- Iowa couple arrested in lottery fraud. A Waverly, Iowa, couple is facing criminal charges for allegedly cashing counterfeit lottery tickets.
- CALIFORNIA JOINS MEGA MILLIONS. The California Lottery Commission today approved the California Lottery joining the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions.
- California to decide multi-state lottery question today. California lottery commissioners are poised today to decide whether to join one of the long-odds, big-payday games for the first time in the 20-year history of California's lottery.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$564.1 Million
Feb 11, 2015
- 2.$255 Million
Feb 8, 2017
- 3.$253.3 Million
Feb 8, 2014
- 4.$250 Million
Feb 8, 2012
- 5.$224 Million
Feb 9, 2019
- 6.$210 Million
Feb 8, 2006
- 7.$202 Million
Feb 11, 2020
- 8.€139.02 Million
Feb 9, 2010
- 9.€130 Million
Feb 8, 2008
- 10.$184 Million
Feb 10, 2018
- 11.€129 Million
Feb 12, 2010
- 12.€144 Million
Feb 9, 2021
- 13.€141 Million
Feb 8, 2019
- 14.$157 Million
Feb 10, 2016
- 14.$157 Million
Feb 8, 2019
- 16.€128 Million
Feb 9, 2018
- 17.$136 Million
Feb 9, 2018
- 18.€100 Million
Feb 9, 2007
- 19.€104.27 Million
Feb 9, 2021
- 20.$125 Million
Feb 11, 2003
- 20.$125 Million
Feb 8, 2008
- 22.$122 Million
Feb 11, 2014
- 23.$121 Million
Feb 10, 2004
- 24.€96.15 Million
Feb 8, 2018
- 25.€103.14 Million
Feb 9, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Feb 8, 1977
44 years old
Monday, Feb 8, 1971
50 years old
Saturday, Feb 8, 1969
52 years old
Wednesday, Feb 8, 1967
54 years old
Saturday, Feb 8, 1936
85 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia kills 15 Egyptian pilgrims with 130 others injured.
- A blizzard disrupts transportation and leaves hundreds of thousands of people without electricity in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada.
- A freak storm in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travelers.
- Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former MP A. Chandranehru dies of injuries sustained in an ambush the previous day.
- The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
- General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
- An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 and an Iranian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 collide in mid-air near Qods, Iran, killing all 133 people on board both aircraft.
- Independent Air Flight 1851 strikes Pico Alto mountain while on approach to Santa Maria Airport (Azores) killing all 144 passengers on board.
- Hinton train collision: Twenty-three people are killed when a VIA Rail passenger train collides with a 118-car Canadian National freight train near the town of Hinton, Alberta, west of Edmonton. It is the worst rail accident in Canada until the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec derailment in 2013 which killed forty-seven people.
- The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia's second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 metres (1,050 ft) deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.
- Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens F.C.
- Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
- After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
- The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
- South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
- American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
- Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing everyone aboard.
- The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abd al-Karim Qasim is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
- Charonne massacre: Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.
- Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name Mountbatten-Windsor.
- The Government of Sindh, Pakistan, abolishes the Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
- Cold War: The Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, is established.
- The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
- The People's Republic of Korea is dissolved in the North, establishing the communist-controlled Provisional People's Committee of North Korea.
- World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
- World War II: Mikhail Devyataev escapes with nine other Soviet inmates from a Nazi concentration camp in Peenemünde on the island of Usedom by hijacking the camp commandant's Heinkel He 111.
- World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
- World War II: Dutch Colonial Army General Destruction Unit (AVC, Algemene Vernielings Corps) burns Banjarmasin, South Borneo to avoid Japanese capture.
- Spanish Civil War: Republicans establish the Interprovincial Council of Santander, Palencia and Burgos in Cantabria.
- Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
- United States President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio set in the White House.
- D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
- The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
- Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
- Aceh War: Dutch Colonial Army's Marechaussee regiment led by General G.C.E. van Daalen launch military campaign to capture Gayo Highland, Alas Highland, and Batak Highland in Dutch East Indies' Northern Sumatra region, which ends with genocide to Acehnese and Bataks people.
- The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
- The first government-approved Japanese immigrants arrive in Hawaii.
- Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
- The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked in a riot during a match in Sydney.
- Delaware refuses to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Slavery was outlawed in the United States, including Delaware, when the Amendment was ratified by the requisite number of states on December 6, 1865. Delaware ratified the Thirteenth Amendment on February 12, 1901, which was the ninety-second anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
- Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
- Las Heras completes his crossing of the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
- After two days of bitter fighting, the Russians under Bennigsen and the Prussians under L'Estocq concede the Battle of Eylau to Napoleon.
- The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, America, is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
- Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I and the revolt is quickly crushed.
- Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva is tortured by the Inquisition in Mexico, charged with concealing the practice of Judaism of his sister and her children.
- Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
- Leiden University is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis.
- The Byzantine civil war of 1341-47 ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos.
- Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
- The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
- Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Births On This Day
- Kenedy, Brazilian footballer
- Joshua Kimmich, German footballer
- Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Turkish footballer
- Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Bruno Martins Indi, Portuguese-Dutch footballer
- Nam Woo-hyun, South Korean singer
- Klay Thompson, American professional basketball player
- Zac Guildford, New Zealand rugby player
- Julio Jones, American football player
- Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Javi García, Spanish footballer
- Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater
- Anderson Paak, American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist
- Petra Cetkovská, Czech tennis player
- Jeremy Davis, American bass player and songwriter
- Brian Randle, American basketball player and coach
- Cecily Strong, American actress
- Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
- Jermaine Anderson, Canadian basketball player
- Cory Jane, New Zealand rugby player
- Steve Gohouri, Ivorian footballer (d. 2015)
- Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
- William Jackson Harper, American actor
- Aaron Cook, American baseball player
- Mick de Brenni, Australian politician
- Roman Kostomarov, Russian ice dancer
- Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer
- Nicolas Vouilloz, French rally driver and mountain biker
- Seth Green, American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer, and director
- Big Show, American wrestler and actor
- Aidy Boothroyd, English footballer and manager
- Mika Karppinen, Swedish-Finnish drummer and songwriter
- Stephanie Courtney, American actress and comedian
- John Filan, Australian footballer and coach
- Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player and executive
- Pauly Fuemana, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
- Mary Robinette Kowal, American puppeteer and author
- Mary McCormack, American actress and producer
- Gary Coleman, American actor (d. 2010)
- Kirk Muller, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
- Arlie Petters, Belizean-American mathematical physicist and academic
- Santosh Sivan, Indian director, cinematographer, producer, and actor
- Trinny Woodall, English fashion designer and author
- Mohammad Azharuddin, Indian cricketer and politician
- Vince Neil, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Benigno Aquino III, Filipino politician, 15th President of the Philippines
- Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian ice hockey player
- Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis player
- Andrew Hoy, Australian equestrian rider
- Mauricio Macri, Argentinian businessman and politician, President of Argentina
- Sherri Martel, American wrestler and manager (d. 2007)
- Marina Silva, Brazilian environmentalist and politician
- Karine Chemla, French historian of mathematics and sinologist
- Marques Johnson, American basketball player and sportscaster
- John Grisham, American lawyer and author
- Jim Neidhart, American wrestler (d. 2018)
- Mary Steenburgen, American actress
- Marinho Chagas, Brazilian footballer and coach (d. 2014)
- Brooke Adams, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Niels Arestrup, French actor, director, and screenwriter
- Dan Seals, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
- Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor (d. 2014)
- Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian photographer and journalist
- Valerie Thomas, American scientist and inventor
- Robert Klein, American comedian, actor, and singer
- Terry Melcher, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
- Nick Nolte, American actor and producer
- Tom Rush, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Jagjit Singh, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
- Sophie Lihau-Kanza, Congolese politician (d. 1999)
- Ted Koppel, English-American journalist
- Jose Maria Sison, Filipino activist and theorist
- Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
- Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist (d. 2016)
- Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
- Cliff Allison, English racing driver and businessman (d. 2005)
- John Williams, American pianist, composer, and conductor
- James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
- Alejandro Rey, Argentinian-American actor and director (d. 1987)
- Neal Cassady, American author and poet (d. 1968)
- Birgitte Reimer, Danish film actress
- Jack Lemmon, American actor (d. 2001)
- Audrey Meadows, American actress and banker (d. 1996)
- Barney Danson, Canadian colonel and politician, 21st Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2011)
- Nexhmije Hoxha, Albanian politician (d. 2020)
- Lana Turner, American actress (d. 1995)
- Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)
- Georges Guétary, Egyptian-French singer, dancer, and actor (d. 1997)
- Bill Finger, American author and screenwriter, co-created Batman (d. 1974)
- Betty Field, American actress (d. 1973)
- Danai Stratigopoulou, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
- Elizabeth Bishop, American poet and author (d. 1979)
- Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian philanthropist (d. 2012)
- Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer, invented Xerography (d. 1968)
- Greta Keller, Austrian-American singer and actress (d. 1977)
- Tunku Abdul Rahman, 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)
- Lonnie Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1970)
- Zakir Hussain, Indian academic and politician, 3rd president of India (d. 1969)
- King Vidor, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- Ba Maw, Burmese lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1977)
- Claro M. Recto, Filipino lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1960)
- Edith Evans, English actress (d. 1976)
- Giuseppe Ungaretti, Egyptian-Italian soldier, journalist, and poet (d. 1970)
- Charlie Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)
- Snowy Baker, Australian boxer, rugby player, and actor (d. 1953)
- Joseph Schumpeter, Czech-American economist and political scientist (d. 1950)
- Thomas Selfridge, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1908)
- Franz Marc, German soldier and painter (d. 1916)
- Viktor Schwanneke, German actor and director (d. 1931)
- Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli philosopher and academic (d. 1965)
- Paula Modersohn-Becker, German painter (d. 1907)
- Moses Gomberg, Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (d. 1947)
- Adella Brown Bailey, American politician and suffragist (d. 1937)
- Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
- Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and academic (d. 1907)
- Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1876)
- Vital-Justin Grandin, French-Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1902)
- Jules Verne, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1905)
- Henry Walter Bates, English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1892)
- Maxime Du Camp, French photographer and journalist (d. 1894)
- William Tecumseh Sherman, American general (d. 1891)
- John Ruskin, English author, critic, and academic (d. 1900)
- Richard S. Ewell, American general (d. 1872)
- Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and zoologist (d. 1889)
- Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (d. 1849)
- Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (d. 1873)
- Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1846)
- Gia Long, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1820)
- André Grétry, Belgian-French organist and composer (d. 1813)
- Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
- Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1782)
- Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian and author (d. 1770)
- Guercino, Italian painter (d. 1666)
- Robert Burton, English priest, physician, and scholar (d. 1640)
- Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
- Daniele Barbaro, Venetian churchman, diplomat and scholar (d. 1570)
- Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
- Constantine XI Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1453)
- Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
- Yaroslav II of Vladimir (d. 1246)
- Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid, Egyptian commander and politician, Abbasid Governor of Egypt (d. 946)
- Proclus, Greek mathematician and philosopher (probable; d. 485)
- Vettius Valens, Greek astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer (probable; d. 175)
Deaths On This Day
- Marty Schottenheimer, American football player and coach (b. 1943)
- Mary Wilson (singer), American singer, founding member of The Supremes (b. 1944)
- Peter Mansfield, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1933)
- Rina Matsuno, Japanese idol singer (Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku) (b. 1998)
- Alan Simpson, English scriptwriter (b. 1929)
- Amelia Bence, Argentine actress (b. 1914)
- Nida Fazli, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1938)
- Margaret Forster, English historian, author, and critic (b. 1938)
- Violette Verdy, French ballerina (b. 1933)
- Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (b. 1939)
- Els Borst, Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1932)
- Maicon Pereira de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer (b. 1988)
- Nancy Holt, American sculptor and painter (b. 1938)
- Giovanni Cheli, Italian cardinal (b. 1918)
- James DePreist, American conductor and educator (b. 1936)
- Maureen Dragone, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
- Nevin Scrimshaw, American scientist (b. 1918)
- Wando, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
- Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
- Tony Malinosky, American baseball player and soldier (b. 1909)
- John Murtha, American colonel and politician (b. 1932)
- Ruby Garrard Woodson, American educator and cultural historian (b. 1931)
- Anna Nicole Smith, American model and actress (b. 1967)
- Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1918)
- Elton Dean, English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1945)
- Thierry Fortineau, French actor (b. 1953)
- Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
- A. Chandranehru, Sri Lankan sailor and politician (b. 1944)
- Julius Schwartz, American journalist and author (b. 1915)
- Ong Teng Cheong, Singaporean architect and politician, 5th President of Singapore (b. 1936)
- Ivo Caprino, Norwegian director and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Sid Abel, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1918)
- Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
- Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British novelist and philosopher (b. 1919)
- Halldór Laxness, Icelandic author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
- Enoch Powell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1912)
- Julian Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
- Corey Scott, American motorcycle stunt rider (b. 1968)
- Del Ennis, American baseball player (b. 1925)
- Raymond Scott, American pianist and composer (b. 1908)
- Stanley Armour Dunham, American sergeant (b. 1918)
- Del Shannon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
- Ernest Titterton, British Australian nuclear physicist (b. 1916)
- Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (b. 1905)
- William Lyons, English businessman, co-founded Swallow Sidecar Company (b. 1901)
- John Hay Whitney, American financier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1904)
- Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
- Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-English physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
- Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and theorist (b. 1901)
- Robert Robinson, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
- Markos Vamvakaris, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1905)
- Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist and author (b. 1888)
- George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (b. 1908)
- J. L. Austin, English philosopher and academic (b. 1911)
- Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect and engineer, designed the Red telephone box and Liverpool Cathedral (b. 1880)
- William J. Donovan, American head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) (b. 1883)
- Walther Bothe, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
- John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1903)
- Connie Mack, American baseball player and manager (b. 1862)
- Italo Santelli, Italian fencer and coach (b. 1866)
- Charles Curtis, American lawyer and politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (b. 1860)
- Eemil Nestor Setälä, Finnish linguist and politician, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1864)
- Yordan Milanov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church (b. 1867)
- Theodor Curtius, German chemist (b. 1857)
- George Formby Sr, English actor and singer (b. 1876)
- Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, geographer, and philologist (b. 1842)
- François Langelier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1838)
- Dayrolles Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry, Irish hereditary peer (b. 1828)
- Hans Jæger, Norwegian philosopher and activist (b. 1854)
- Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1854)
- Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist and academic (b. 1773)
- François Habeneck, French violinist and conductor (b. 1781)
- France Prešeren, Slovenian poet and lawyer (b. 1800)
- Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (b. 1719)
- George Dance the Elder, English architect, designed St Leonard's and St Botolph's Aldgate (b. 1695)
- Aaron Hill, English playwright and poet (b. 1685)
- Jan van Huysum, Dutch painter (b. 1682)
- Peter the Great, Russian emperor (b. 1672)
- Giuseppe Torelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1658)
- Ivan V of Russia (b. 1666)
- Alexis of Russia (b. 1629)
- Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (b. 1546)
- Robert Rollock, Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1555)
- Mary, Queen of Scots (b. 1542)
- Saint Gerolamo Emiliani, Italian humanitarian (b. 1481)
- Blanche of France, Duchess of Orléans (b. 1328)
- Helen of Anjou, queen of Serbia (b. 1236)
- Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)
- Theodoric of Landsberg (b. 1242)
- Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)
- Robert I, Count of Artois (b. 1216)
- William II Longespée, English martyr (b. 1212)
- Ali ibn Hanzala, sixth Dāʿī al-Muṭlaq of Tayyibi Isma'ilism
- Alexios IV Angelos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1182)
- Elvira of Castile, Queen of Sicily (b.c. 1100)
- Severus of Antioch, patriarch of Antioch