On This Day in History: February 9
February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 325 days remain until the end of the year (326 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Maryland Lottery launches new Fast Play instant games. Starting Monday, Maryland Lottery players will be able to play a new category of instant game that doesn't require any scratching.
- S.C. man wins lottery jackpot twice. A South Carolina man became a two-time lottery winner in a single day when he cashed in a pair of tickets worth $100,000 and $200,000.
- Arizona AG begins investigation of former Lottery director. The former Arizona Lottery director, who abruptly resigned last month following allegations of mismanagement of the agency, is under investigation by the Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office.
- Lottery bill scheduled for early hearing in Alabama Legislature. A proposal by some Republican lawmakers to allow a statewide vote on a lottery is scheduled for discussion in a public hearing on Wednesday.
- $284 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. 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 $284 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- $310 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory. For only the 13th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot run-up has crossed into $300 million+ territory.
- Canada lottery almanac for 2009 published. For the first time, Canada lottery players can obtain a year's worth of lottery winning numbers for each of the country's games in one book.
- Arizona lawmakers vote to extend state lottery. The Arizona House of Representatives on Monday voted to create a new lottery that would begin in mid-2012, when the current game expires.
- N.C. man claims $141M Powerball lottery jackpot. Retired Asheville Fire Department employee Frank Griffin is $47 million richer, but he has few grand plans for the money. He mainly wants to spend more time with his wife.
- Woman stole lottery tickets to get better working hours. A convenience store worker allegedly stole at least $800 worth of Pennsylvania Lottery tickets and gave the winning ones to her boss in exchange for better working hours, police said.
- GOP legislators question math in Texas lottery-sale plan. Texas Gov. Rick Perry's proposal to sell off the state lottery to fund cancer research and health insurance was met with skepticism Tuesday from a number of key Republican lawmakers who said the numbers don't add up.
- U.K. Lottery operator wants to create global super-lottery. Camelot will launch the first ever global lottery draw if it wins the right to run Britain's game for another 10 years -- with players from all over the world generating jackpots of up to half a billion pounds (nearly one trillion dollars).
- Company proposes new pooling lottery ticket to fight 'jackpot fatigue'. An Arizona company has designed a new lottery ticket concept that would enter the purchaser in a pool with other lottery players, at the same time entering chances that are not part of the pool.
- Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $250 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $250 million, with a cash option of $120.1 million.
- Proposal takes aim at Lottery sales pitch to teens. Some lawmakers want to prohibit the Washington Lottery from advertising to anyone under 21 after learning the agency wants to increase its sales to teenagers.
- Lawsuit filed by N.C. Lottery foes to be heard Monday. A court battle that starts Monday in Wake County could be the last chance for critics to stop next month's launch of the N.C. lottery.
- Virginia Lottery looking for Lotto South winner. A winning $4 million Lotto South ticket, which was sold in Virginia near the North Carolina border, has yet to be claimed.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $50 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $50 million Wednesday.
- Oklahoma looks to start lottery in October. Oklahoma State Finance Director Scott Meacham says he's confident a state lottery will be in operation on a limited basis this fall.
- Wyoming lottery bill barely nixed. On a split vote, the Wyoming House narrowly defeated legislation allowing residents to play the Powerball lottery.
- Pennsylvania trio claims Powerball lottery jackpot. Three Pittsburgh-area women who work at PNC Financial Services Group will split $14.7 million for sharing the winning ticket in the Jan. 22 Powerball drawing.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows to $13 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $13 million, with a cash option of $7.3 million.
- Powerball's $85.5 million winner remains a mystery. New Hampshire still waits for the winner of Wednesday's $85.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot to enter the spotlight.
- Hundreds split lottery winnings on popular number combo. The Pennsylvania Lottery either made a lot of people happy Friday night or reminded them that learning to share is still one of life's toughest lessons.
- Minn. lottery director helped steer business to friend's firm. The late director of the Minnesota State Lottery helped a friend's company keep a lucrative lottery contract, the Star Tribune reported on Saturday.
- New Mexico students rally against lottery proposal. Eastern New Mexico University's student body president, along with student leaders from across the state, are opposed to a change to the state's lottery scholarship that won approval this week from the Commission on Higher Education.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$564.1 Million
Feb 11, 2015
- 2.$336.4 Million
Feb 11, 2012
- 3.$286.1 Million
Feb 12, 2014
- 4.$285 Million
Feb 11, 2017
- 5.$250 Million
Feb 11, 2006
- 6.$224 Million
Feb 9, 2019
- 7.$202 Million
Feb 11, 2020
- 8.€139.02 Million
Feb 9, 2010
- 9.$184 Million
Feb 10, 2018
- 10.€129 Million
Feb 12, 2010
- 11.$173 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 12.€151 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 13.$157 Million
Feb 10, 2016
- 14.€128 Million
Feb 9, 2018
- 15.$150 Million
Feb 12, 2008
- 16.$136 Million
Feb 9, 2018
- 17.€100 Million
Feb 9, 2007
- 18.$125 Million
Feb 11, 2003
- 19.$122 Million
Feb 11, 2014
- 20.$121 Million
Feb 10, 2004
- 21.€97.41 Million
Feb 10, 2018
- 22.€103.14 Million
Feb 9, 2019
- 23.€90 Million
Feb 9, 2018
- 24.$102 Million
Feb 10, 2006
- 25.€86.09 Million
Feb 9, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Feb 9, 1989
31 years old
Monday, Feb 9, 1987
33 years old
Thursday, Feb 9, 1984
36 years old
Wednesday, Feb 9, 1983
37 years old
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1982
38 years old
Monday, Feb 9, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Feb 9, 1978
42 years old
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1971
49 years old
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1971
49 years old
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1971
49 years old
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1971
49 years old
Friday, Feb 9, 1968
52 years old
Sunday, Feb 9, 1964
56 years old
Thursday, Feb 9, 1961
59 years old
Monday, Feb 9, 1953
67 years old
Saturday, Feb 9, 1952
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- 2018 Winter Olympics: opening ceremony is performed in Pyeongchang County in South Korea.
- Two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of Bavaria. Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured.
- The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf, killing two people.
- Copernicium is discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.
- Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
- Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.
- The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
- The 6.5-6.7 Mw Sylmar earthquake hits the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 64 and injuring 2,000.
- Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.
- The United States Marine Corps sends a MIM-23 Hawk missile battalion to South Vietnam, the first American troops in-country without an official advisory or training mission.
- The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
- The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
- Korean War: The two-day Geochang massacre begins as a battalion of the 11th Division of the South Korean Army kills 719 unarmed citizens in Geochang, in the South Gyeongsang district of South Korea
- Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
- World War II: Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.
- World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
- World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
- World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
- Year-round Daylight saving time aka War Time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
- World War II: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy is struck by a bomb which fails to detonate.
- The Balkan Entente is formed.
- Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
- Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
- A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
- The Mud March is the first large procession organised by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
- Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
- The Davis Cup competition is established.
- William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
- US president Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
- US president Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
- American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
- The new Roman Republic is declared.
- After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.
- The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
- American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
- The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
- Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
- Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
- Boleslaus III is restored to authority with armed support from Bolesław I the Brave of Poland.
- Zeno is crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
Births On This Day
- André Burakovsky, Swedish ice hockey player
- Mario Pašalić, Croatian footballer
- Niclas Füllkrug, German footballer
- Kyle Feldt, Australian rugby league player
- Mitchell Frei, Australian rugby league player
- Avan Jogia, Canadian actor
- Logan Ryan, American football player
- Tariq Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
- Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
- Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer
- Sam Coulson, English guitarist
- Michael B. Jordan, American actor
- Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer
- Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete
- David Gallagher, American actor
- Maurice Ager, American basketball player, singer, and producer
- Shōhōzan Yūya, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
- Domingo Cisma, Spanish footballer
- Jameer Nelson, American basketball player
- Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
- Chris Weale, English footballer and manager
- Tom Hiddleston, English actor, producer, and musical performer
- Daisuke Sekimoto, Japanese wrestler
- Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
- Margarita Levieva, Russian-American actress
- Manu Raju, American journalist
- Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball player
- Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
- A. J. Buckley, Irish-Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Charlie Day, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist and coach
- Clinton Grybas, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2008)
- Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player
- Brad Maynard, American football player
- Amber Valletta, American model
- John Wallace, American basketball player and coach
- Svetlana Boginskaya, Belarusian gymnast
- Colin Egglesfield, American actor
- Makoto Shinkai, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
- Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager
- Matt Gogel, American golfer
- Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer and manager
- Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- Jimmy Smith, American football player
- Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress
- Derek Strong, American basketball player and race car driver
- Todd Pratt, American baseball player and coach
- Dan Shulman, Canadian sportscaster
- Harald Eia, Norwegian comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Dieter Baumann, German runner
- Debrah Miceli, Italian-American wrestler and manager
- Dewi Morris, English rugby player
- Ernesto Valverde, Spanish footballer and manager
- Alejandro Ávila, Mexican telenovela actor
- Brian Greene, American physicist
- Peter Rowsthorn, Australian comedian and actor
- Travis Tritt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballerina
- John Kruk, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Holly Johnson, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- David Simon, American journalist, author, screenwriter, and television producer
- Peggy Whitson, American biochemist and astronaut
- Sandy Lyle, Scottish golfer
- Chris Nilan, American ice hockey player, coach, and radio host
- Terry McAuliffe, American businessman and politician, 72nd Governor of Virginia
- Gordon Strachan, Scottish footballer and manager
- Mookie Wilson, American baseball player and coach
- Jerry Beck, American historian and author
- Jimmy Pursey, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Charles Shaughnessy, English actor
- Jo Duffy, American author
- Chris Gardner, American businessman and philanthropist
- Kevin Warwick, English cybernetics scientist
- Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor
- Ezechiele Ramin, Italian missionary, priest, and martyr (d. 1985)
- Gabriel Rotello, American journalist and author, founded OutWeek
- Danny White, American football player and sportscaster
- David Pomeranz, American singer, musician, and composer
- Richard F. Colburn, American sergeant and politician
- Bernard Gallacher, Scottish golfer and journalist
- Judith Light, American actress
- Guy Standing, English economist and academic
- Carla Del Ponte, Swiss lawyer and diplomat
- Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Major Harris, American R&B singer (d. 2012)
- Alexis Smirnoff, Canadian-American wrestler and actor
- Bob Eastwood, American golfer
- Vince Papale, American football player and sportscaster
- Jim Webb, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of the Navy
- Mia Farrow, American actress, activist, and former fashion model
- Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japanese cell biologist, 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
- Carol Wood, American mathematician and academic
- Derryn Hinch, New Zealand-Australian radio and television host and politician
- Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
- Barbara Lewis, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
- Joe Pesci, American actor
- Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Carole King, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Sheila Kuehl, American actress, lawyer, gay rights activist, and politician
- Brian Bennett, English drummer and songwriter
- J. M. Coetzee, South African-Australian novelist, essayist, and linguist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Barry Mann, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
- Janet Suzman, South African-British actress and director
- Ron Logan, Disney theatrical producer and professor
- Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
- Clive Swift, English actor and singer-songwriter (d. 2019)
- Lionel Fanthorpe, English-Welsh priest, journalist, and author
- Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player and manager
- Gerhard Richter, German painter and photographer
- Thomas Bernhard, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1989)
- Josef Masopust, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2015)
- Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter
- Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (d. 2003)
- A. R. Antulay, Indian social worker and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)
- Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)
- Frank Frazetta, American painter and illustrator (d. 2010)
- Rinus Michels, Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2005)
- Roger Mudd, American journalist
- Richard A. Long, American historian and author (d. 2013)
- Garret FitzGerald, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2011)
- John B. Cobb, American philosopher and theologian
- Burkhard Heim, German physicist and academic (d. 2001)
- Brendan Behan, Irish rebel, poet, and playwright (d. 1964)
- Tonie Nathan, American radio host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)
- Kathryn Grayson, American actress and soprano (d. 2010)
- Jim Laker, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1986)
- C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)
- Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (d. 2005)
- Fred Allen, New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2012)
- Lloyd Noel Ferguson, African American chemist (d. 2011)
- Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
- Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
- Futabayama Sadaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Yokozuna (d. 1968)
- Ginette Leclerc, French actress (d. 1992)
- William Orlando Darby, American general (d. 1945)
- Jacques Monod, French biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
- Heather Angel, English-American actress (d. 1986)
- Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1955)
- Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)
- Trường Chinh, Vietnamese politician, 4th President of Vietnam (d. 1988)
- Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (d. 2003)
- André Kostolany, Hungarian-French economist and journalist (d. 1999)
- David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, English hurdler and politician (d. 1981)
- Brian Donlevy, American actor (d. 1972)
- James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
- Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet and educator (d. 1927)
- Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian captain and pilot (d. 1935)
- Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1982)
- Hermann Brill, German lawyer and politician, 8th Minister-President of Thuringia (d. 1959)
- Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1987)
- Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)
- Ronald Colman, English-American actor (d. 1958)
- Larry Semon, American actor, producer, director and screenwriter (d. 1928)
- Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1935)
- Clarence H. Haring, American historian and author (d. 1960)
- Jules Berry, French actor and director (d. 1951)
- Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1959)
- Arthur Edward Moore, New Zealand-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (d. 1963)
- Amy Lowell, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 1925)
- Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist and physician (d. 1910)
- Natsume Sōseki, Japanese author and poet (d. 1916)
- Mrs. Patrick Campbell, English-French actress (d. 1940)
- Erich von Drygalski, German geographer and geophysicist (d. 1949)
- Miina Härma, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)
- Anthony Hope, English author and playwright (d. 1933)
- Akiyama Yoshifuru, Japanese general (d. 1930)
- Hara Takashi, Japanese politician, 10th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1921)
- Aletta Jacobs, Dutch physician and suffrage activist (d. 1929)
- Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh-English clergyman and theologian (d. 1902)
- Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (d. 1929)
- Whitaker Wright, English businessman and financier (d. 1904)
- Silas Adams, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1896)
- José Burgos, Filipino priest and revolutionary (d. 1872)
- Felix Dahn, German lawyer, historian, and author (d. 1912)
- Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian royal and governor (d. 1883)
- Federico de Madrazo, Spanish painter (d.1894)
- Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)
- Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. 1844)
- Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)
- Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (d. 1852)
- Johann Baptist von Spix, German biologist and explorer (d. 1826)
- Farkas Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1856)
- William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
- George W. Campbell, Scottish-American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1848)
- Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
- Sir John Duckworth, 1st Baronet, English admiral and politician, Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1817)
- Henri-Joseph Rigel, German-French composer (d. 1799)
- Thomas Paine, English-American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)
- Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla, Spanish sailor and commander (d. 1762)
- George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, Scottish field marshal (d. 1737)
- Procopio Cutò, French entrepreneur (d. 1727)
- Johannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1639)
- Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (d. 1611)
- Ali-Shir Nava'i, Turkish poet, linguist, and painter (d. 1501)
- Meinhard III, count of Tyrol (d. 1363)
- Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile, Portuguese infanta (d. 1357)
- Louis of Toulouse, French bishop (d. 1297)
- Honorius II, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1130)
Deaths On This Day
- Reg E. Cathey, American actor of stage, film, and television (b. 1958)
- Nebojša Glogovac, Serbian actor (b. 1969)
- Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic composer (b. 1969)
- John Gavin, American actor and United States ambassador to Mexico (b.1931)
- André Salvat, French Army colonel (b. 1920)
- Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1939)
- Zdravko Tolimir, Bosnian Serb military commander (b. 1948)
- Liu Han, Chinese businessman and philanthropist (b. 1965)
- Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1916)
- Gabriel Axel, Danish actor, director, and producer (b. 1918)
- Hal Herring, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
- Logan Scott-Bowden, English general (b. 1920)
- Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)
- Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist and trainer (b. 1913)
- Jimmy Smyth, Irish hurler (b. 1931)
- O. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- John Hick, English philosopher and academic (b. 1922)
- Joe Moretti, Scottish-South African guitarist and songwriter (b. 1938)
- Miltiadis Evert, Greek lawyer and politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (b. 1939)
- Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)
- Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Cuban bassist and composer (b. 1933)
- Christopher Hyatt, American occultist and author (b. 1943)
- Jazeh Tabatabai, Iranian painter, poet, and sculptor (b. 1931)
- Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)
- Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
- Freddie Laker, English pilot and businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)
- Robert Kearns, American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)
- Claude Ryan, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1925)
- Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda, Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
- Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (b. 1920)
- Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (b. 1930)
- Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist, economist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
- Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1911)
- J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
- David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)
- Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
- Osamu Tezuka, Japanese illustrator, animator, and producer (b. 1928)
- Yuri Andropov, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
- M. C. Chagla, Indian jurist and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1900)
- Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
- Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (b. 1900)
- Allen Tate, American poet and academic (b. 1899)
- Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1893)
- Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer and businessman, founded the Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)
- Percy Faith, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1908)
- George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor and singer (b. 1885)
- Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer (b. 1884)
- Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and educator (b. 1874)
- Alexandre Benois, Russian painter and critic (b. 1870)
- Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1877)
- Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (b. 1868)
- Eddy Duchin, American pianist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1910)
- Ted Theodore, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Queensland (b. 1884)
- Ella D. Barrier, American educator (b. 1852)
- Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese businessman and banker (b. 1869)
- A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi soldier and activist (b. 1904)
- Richard With, Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)
- William Gillies, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Queensland (b. 1868)
- Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)
- Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Victoria (b. 1816)
- Johan Jongkind, Dutch painter (b. 1819)
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher (b. 1821)
- Jules Michelet, French historian, philosopher, and academic (b. 1798)
- Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet and translator (b. 1798)
- Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French soldier, poet, and philosopher (b. 1716)
- Seth Pomeroy, American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)
- François Louis, Prince of Conti (b. 1664)
- Gerrit Dou, Dutch painter (b. 1613)
- Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
- Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1612)
- Lucilio Vanini, Italian physician and philosopher (b. 1585)
- John Frederick, Duke of Pomerania (b. 1542)
- Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (b. 1526)
- John Hooper, English bishop and martyr (b. 1495)
- Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (b. 1510)
- Agnès Sorel, French mistress of Charles VII of France (b. 1421)
- William I, margrave of Meissen (b. 1343)
- Matthias II, duke of Lorraine
- Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shōgun (b. 1147)
- Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1075)
- Yang Yanzhao, Chinese general
- Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
- Luitgarde, duchess consort of Normandy
- Sayf al-Dawla, emir of Aleppo (b. 916)
- Ono no Michikaze, Japanese calligrapher (b. 894)