On This Day in History: January 11
January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 354 days remain until the end of the year (355 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Flurry of Mega Millions lottery sales prompts officials to raise jackpot estimate. A rush of lottery ticket sales for the $600 million Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Tuesday night drawing to $615 million.
- DC Lottery to payout $127K for reporting wrong winning numbers. The D.C. Lottery says it is paying out tens of thousands of dollars to people who have losing tickets after the lottery reported the wrong winning numbers due to "human error."
- Texas man pleads guilty to fraud in lottery scandal case. A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million.
- Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich to answer lottery player questions live Monday evening. Lottery players from across the United States — and around the world — will have the chance Monday evening to ask questions about the Eddie Tipton computerized drawing rigging scandal to Terry Rich, Iowa Lottery CEO, who was instrumental in discovering the crime.
- $1 million Ohio lottery winner ready to give back. An Ohio woman will donate some of her $1 million lottery jackpot to organizations that helped her when she was temporarily laid off.
- Poisoned lottery winner's family reportedly didn't share his last meal. As relatives of a $1 million lottery winner who was killed with cyanide battle over his estate, sources say it appears the man's family did not share what could have been his fatal last meal.
- Three state lotteries set to begin new multi-state game. The states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia will be ending the multi-state Win For Life game and replacing it with a new game called Decades of Dollars. Arkansas will also participate.
- Dual multi-state lottery sales may keep jackpots lower. When dozens of states start selling both Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets for the first time ever, winners may take home jackpots that aren't so mega.
- Virginia Lottery drawings moving from TV to Internet. Beginning today, Virginia Lottery drawings will move to the Internet.
- Sex offender wins Alaska lottery that aids sex abuse victims. The winner of the $500,000 Alaska lottery to benefit a nonprofit that aids victims of sexual abuse is himself a convicted sex offender.
- Couple hits lottery bigger than thought. A lucky couple expecting to cash in their winning Michigan Lottery ticket became a bit peeved when a store clerk turned down their request, and told them to bring their ticket to Michigan Lottery Headquarters.
- Arkansas lottery plan garners some support. Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter found support Thursday among Arkansas' city officials for his proposed constitutional amendment to establish a state-run lottery.
- Lottery ticket thief sentenced. An East Greenbush woman who admitted stealing a $25,000 winning lottery ticket was sentenced Thursday to six months of weekends in jail, despite pleas from her attorney that the court show some mercy and drop the jail time.
- Bank details of lottery winners found by road. The bank details of 200 wealthy people -- including 3 UK lottery winners -- have been found by the side of the road after apparently falling out of a couriers van.
- Tennessee Gov. wants to spend lottery reserve. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said Thursday the state lottery's huge cash reserves need to be distributed.
- N.Y. Gov. wants to privatize lottery. New York may try to cash in on the future its lucrative lottery as a way to create a permanent education fund, and Wall Street is interested in taking the bet.
- Does $9 goof point to larger problems with Ontario Lottery?. A 67-year-old retired Air Canada employee has lost faith in the Ontario Lottery after he went to claim a small prize and found out that somehow somebody else got paid the money in another town.
- Calif. couple claims $41 million SuperLotto jackpot. A Laguna Hills, California, couple have claimed a $41 million Super Lotto Plus jackpot and plan to buy homes for family members and take a belated honeymoon, lottery officials said Tuesday.
- Colorado man wins lottery second time. A Pueblo, Colorado, man is celebrating his second jackpot win in three years.
- MITCH ALBOM: Win the big lottery, spoil the marriage. Columnist Mitch Albom explores the connections of winning the lottery and failed marriages.
- S.C. Lottery marks 3rd anniversary. $2.4 billion in sales have generated $713 million for education since the South Carolina Education Lottery got started three years ago.
- Couple claims $15.7 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot. A Rushville, Indiana couple on Monday claimed a $15.7 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot, 12 days after the winning numbers were drawn.
- Triple 8's Still Hot in Virginia Lottery. Just two weeks to the day since "8-8-8" was drawn in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 3 game, the exact same order combination was drawn in Monday's Pick 3 day drawing.
- Maine governor defends lottery capitalization plan. Maine Gov. John Baldacci pointed to several other states that have swapped future revenue streams for up-front cash Monday as he defended his plan to capitalize up to $40 million a year in lottery revenues for $250 million in the upcoming budget.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$1.59 Billion
Jan 13, 2016
- 2.$625 Million
Jan 12, 2021
- 3.$556.7 Million
Jan 13, 2021
- 4.$277 Million
Jan 11, 2020
- 5.$246 Million
Jan 13, 2015
- 6.$176 Million
Jan 14, 2015
- 7.$155 Million
Jan 13, 2007
- 8.$146 Million
Jan 14, 2009
- 9.$137 Million
Jan 13, 2017
- 10.€103 Million
Jan 13, 2006
- 11.€90.51 Million
Jan 12, 2021
- 12.€90 Million
Jan 15, 2021
- 13.$106 Million
Jan 11, 2017
- 14.€89.88 Million
Jan 12, 2019
- 15.€83.54 Million
Jan 11, 2018
- 16.€90 Million
Jan 14, 2020
- 17.$96 Million
Jan 12, 2019
- 18.$92 Million
Jan 11, 2005
- 19.$91 Million
Jan 14, 2020
- 20.€58 Million
Jan 15, 2010
- 21.$83 Million
Jan 12, 2008
- 22.$81 Million
Jan 12, 2005
- 23.$80 Million
Jan 12, 2013
- 23.$80 Million
Jan 11, 2014
- 23.$80 Million
Jan 11, 2002
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Jan 11, 1990
31 years old
Thursday, Jan 11, 1990
31 years old
Thursday, Jan 11, 1990
31 years old
Monday, Jan 11, 1988
33 years old
Saturday, Jan 11, 1986
35 years old
Saturday, Jan 11, 1986
35 years old
Tuesday, Jan 11, 1983
38 years old
Tuesday, Jan 11, 1983
38 years old
Monday, Jan 11, 1982
39 years old
Thursday, Jan 11, 1979
42 years old
Wednesday, Jan 11, 1978
43 years old
Saturday, Jan 11, 1975
46 years old
Saturday, Jan 11, 1975
46 years old
Tuesday, Jan 11, 1972
49 years old
Saturday, Jan 11, 1969
52 years old
Tuesday, Jan 11, 1966
55 years old
Tuesday, Jan 11, 1966
55 years old
Wednesday, Jan 11, 1961
60 years old
Sunday, Jan 11, 1959
62 years old
Wednesday, Jan 11, 1956
65 years old
Monday, Jan 11, 1954
67 years old
Friday, Jan 11, 1952
69 years old
Wednesday, Jan 11, 1950
71 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia.
- Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois's death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.
- Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.
- The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
- The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
- Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
- East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
- Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
- Cold War: While tied to its pier in Polyarny, the Soviet submarine B-37 is destroyed when fire breaks out in its torpedo compartment.
- An avalanche on Huascarán in Peru causes around 4,000 deaths.
- Throgs Neck Bridge over the East River, linking New York City's boroughs of The Bronx and Queens, opens to road traffic.
- The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
- The first "networked" television broadcasts took place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
- Enver Hoxha, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Albania, declares the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
- The Republic of China agrees to the Sino-British New Equal Treaty and the Sino-American New Equal Treaty.
- Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York City.
- World War II: Japanese forces capture Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States.
- World War II: Japanese forces attack Tarakan in Borneo, Netherlands Indies (Battle of Tarakan)
- Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
- Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
- Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
- Leonard Thompson becomes the first person to be injected with insulin.
- The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
- Immigrant textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, go on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week.
- Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
- The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
- American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post: General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
- American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
- American Civil War: Alabama secedes from the United States.
- The Michigan Territory is created.
- William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
- Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
- The first American life insurance company, the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of the Presbyterian Ministers (now part of Unum Group), is incorporated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
- Arauco War: A Spanish army is defeated by local Mapuche-Huilliches as it tries to cross Bueno River in Southern Chile.
- First recorded lottery in England.
- Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia becomes King of Bohemia.
- Theodora is crowned empress of the Byzantine Empire.
- Emperor Tai Zong of the Khitan-led Liao Dynasty invades the Later Jin, resulting in the destruction of the Later Jin.
- Conquest of Mecca: The prophet Muhammad and his followers conquer the city, Quraysh surrender.
- Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams-the Blues and the Greens-in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.
Births On This Day
- Brandon Wakeham, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
- Thomas Mikaele, New Zealand rugby league player
- Cody Simpson, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Leroy Sané, German footballer
- Michael Keane, English footballer
- Will Keane, English footballer
- Dani Carvajal, Spanish footballer
- Lee Seung-hoon, South Korean rapper and dancer
- Andrea Bertolacci, Italian footballer
- Ryan Griffin, American football player
- Kane Linnett, Australian rugby league player
- Rodrigo José Pereira, Brazilian footballer
- Scotty Cranmer, American Professional BMX rider
- Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer
- Daniel Semenzato, Italian footballer
- Jamie Vardy, English footballer
- Kim Young-kwang, South Korean actor and model
- Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Lucy Knisley, American author and illustrator
- Kevin Boss, American football player
- Dario Krešić, Croatian footballer
- Matt Mullenweg, American web developer and businessman, co-created WordPress
- Stijn Schaars, Dutch footballer
- Glenn Stewart, Australian rugby league player
- Turner Battle, American basketball player
- André Myhrer, Swedish skier
- Ted Richards, Australian rules footballer
- Adrian Sutil, German racing driver
- Tony Allen, American basketball player
- Clint Greenshields, Australian-French rugby league player
- Blake Heron, American actor (d. 2017)
- Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
- Josh Hannay, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Mike Williams, American football player
- Darren Lynn Bousman, American director and screenwriter
- Michael Lorenz, German footballer
- Terence Morris, American basketball player
- Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler
- Vallo Allingu, Estonian basketball player
- Holly Brisley, Australian actress
- Michael Duff, Irish footballer
- Emile Heskey, English footballer
- Shamari Buchanan, American football player
- Anni Friesinger-Postma, German speed skater
- Shane Kelly, Australian rugby league player
- Olexiy Lukashevych, Ukrainian long jumper
- Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player
- Rory Fitzpatrick, American ice hockey player
- Dan Luger, English rugby player and coach
- Matteo Renzi, Italian politician, 56th Prime Minister of Italy
- Roman Görtz, German footballer
- Cody McKay, Canadian baseball player
- Jens Nowotny, German footballer
- Rockmond Dunbar, American actor
- Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer and captain
- Christian Jacobs, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Anthony Lledo, Danish composer
- Amanda Peet, American actress and playwright
- Mary J. Blige, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Jeff Orford, Australian rugby league player
- Chris Willsher, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
- Manfredi Beninati, Italian painter and sculptor
- Chris Jent, American basketball player and coach
- Malcolm D. Lee, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
- Ken Ueno, American composer
- Manny Acta, Dominican-American baseball player, coach, manager, and sportscaster
- Anders Borg, Swedish economist and politician, Swedish Minister for Finance
- Tom Dumont, American guitarist and producer
- Steve Mavin, Australian rugby league player
- Michael Healy-Rae, Irish politician
- Marc Acito, American author and screenwriter
- Mascarita Sagrada, Mexican wrestler
- Aleksey Zhukov, Russian footballer and coach
- Ralph Recto, Filipino lawyer and politician
- Albert Dupontel, French actor and director
- Tracy Caulkins, American-Australian swimmer
- Petra Schneider, German swimmer
- Chris Bryant, Welsh politician, Minister of State for Europe
- Susan Lindauer, American journalist and activist
- Brian Moore, English rugby player
- Lars-Erik Torph, Swedish racing driver (d. 1989)
- Brett Bodine, American NASCAR driver
- Rob Ramage, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Vicki Peterson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
- Peter Moore, Australian rules footballer and coach
- Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
- Big Bank Hank, American rapper (d. 2014)
- David Grant, Australian rugby league player (d. 1994)
- Jaak Aaviksoo, Estonian physicist and politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Defence
- Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Graham Allen, English politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
- Kostas Skandalidis, Greek engineer and politician, Greek Minister of Agricultural Development and Food
- Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright (d. 2013)
- Ben Crenshaw, American golfer and architect
- Michael Forshaw, Australian lawyer and politician
- Diana Gabaldon, American author
- Lee Ritenour, American guitarist, composer, and producer
- Charlie Huhn, American rock singer and guitarist
- Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
- Philip Tartaglia, Scottish archbishop (d. 2021)
- Daryl Braithwaite, Australian singer-songwriter
- Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iranian lawyer and politician, 2nd Vice President of Iran
- Fritz Bohla, German footballer and manager
- Joe Harper, Scottish footballer and manager
- Madeline Manning, American runner and coach
- Wajima Hiroshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 54th Yokozuna (d. 2018)
- Terry Williams, Welsh drummer
- Hamish Macdonald, New Zealand rugby player
- Naomi Judd, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Tony Kaye, English progressive rock keyboard player and songwriter
- John Piper, American theologian and author
- Christine Kaufmann, German actress, author, and businesswoman (d. 2017)
- Mohammed Abdul-Hayy, Sudanese poet and academic (d. 1989)
- Shibu Soren, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Jharkhand
- Bud Acton, American basketball player
- Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist and actor (d. 2011)
- Gérson, Brazilian footballer
- Andres Tarand, Estonian geographer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Estonia
- Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier
- Arthur Scargill, English miner, activist, and politician
- Eva Hesse, German-American sculptor and educator (d. 1970)
- Jean Chrétien, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
- Goldie Hill, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
- Alfonso Arau, Mexican actor and director
- Betty Churcher, Australian painter, historian, and curator (d. 2015)
- Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (d. 2014)
- Ron Mulock, Australian lawyer and politician, 10th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (d. 2014)
- Rod Taylor, Australian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Dmitri Bruns, Estonian architect and theorist (d. 2020)
- David L. Wolper, American director and producer (d. 2010)
- Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)
- Grant Tinker, American television producer, co-founded MTM Enterprises (d. 2016)
- Roger Guillemin, French-American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Sam B. Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1994)
- Slim Harpo, American blues singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1970)
- Jerome Bixby, American author and screenwriter (d. 1998)
- Ernst Nolte, German historian and philosopher (d. 2016)
- Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, engineer, and businessman, founded Carroll Shelby International (d. 2012)
- Gory Guerrero, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)
- Juanita M. Kreps, American economist and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
- Mick McManus, English wrestler (d. 2013)
- Robert C. O'Brien, American author and journalist (d. 1973)
- Spencer Walklate, Australian rugby league player and soldier (d. 1945)
- John Robarts, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Ontario (d. 1982)
- Bernard Blier, Argentinian-French actor (d. 1989)
- Luise Krüger, German javelin thrower (d. 2001)
- Paddy Mayne, British colonel and lawyer (d. 1955)
- Karl Stegger, Danish actor (d. 1980)
- Don "Red" Barry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)
- Tommy Duncan, American singer-songwriter (d. 1967)
- Nora Heysen, Australian painter (d. 2003)
- Zenkō Suzuki, Japanese politician, 70th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
- Arthur Lambourn, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1999)
- Shane Paltridge, Australian soldier and politician (d. 1966)
- Lionel Stander, American actor and activist (d. 1994)
- Pierre Mendès France, French lawyer and politician, 142nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1982)
- Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)
- Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and academic, discoverer of LSD (d. 2008)
- Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist and theorist (d. 1960)
- Alan Paton, South African author and activist (d. 1988)
- Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (d. 1986)
- Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)
- Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress, director, and producer (d. 1991)
- Bernard DeVoto, American historian and author (d. 1955)
- August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
- Laurens Hammond, American engineer and businessman, founded the Hammond Clock Company (d. 1973)
- Ellinor Aiki, Estonian painter (d. 1969)
- Charles Fraser, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1981)
- Anthony M. Rud, American journalist and author (d. 1942)
- Andrew Sockalexis, American runner (d. 1919)
- Max Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
- Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian poet and critic (d. 1954)
- Calvin Bridges, American geneticist and academic (d. 1938)
- Joseph B. Keenan, American jurist and politician (d. 1954)
- Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (d. 1948)
- Alice Paul, American activist and suffragist (d. 1977)
- Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (d. 1952)
- Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
- Thomas Hicks, American runner (d. 1952)
- Reinhold Glière, Russian composer and academic (d. 1956)
- John Callan O'Laughlin, American soldier and journalist (d. 1949)
- G. W. Pierce, American physicist and academic (d. 1956)
- Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor and educator (d. 1945)
- Cai Yuanpei, Chinese philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1940)
- Edward B. Titchener, English psychologist and academic (d. 1927)
- Thomas Dixon, Jr., American minister, lawyer, and politician (d. 1946)
- George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician, 35th Governor-General of India (d. 1925)
- Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-English businessman, founded Selfridges (d. 1947)
- Fred Archer, English jockey (d. 1886)
- Christian Sinding, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1941)
- Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter and sculptor (d. 1932)
- Constantin Fehrenbach, German lawyer and politician, 4th Chancellor of Weimar Germany (d. 1926)
- Joseph Charles Arthur, American pathologist and mycologist (d. 1942)
- Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)
- Adolf Eberle, German painter (d. 1914)
- William James, American psychologist and philosopher (d. 1910)
- Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican lawyer, philosopher, and sociologist (d. 1903)
- Bayard Taylor, American poet, author, and critic (d. 1878)
- John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1891)
- James Paget, English surgeon and pathologist (d. 1899)
- Socrates Nelson, American businessman and politician (d. 1867)
- Ezra Cornell, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Western Union and Cornell University (d. 1874)
- Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist and engineer (d. 1895)
- William Thomas Brande, English chemist and academic (d. 1866)
- Joseph Jackson Lister, English physicist (d. 1869)
- Vincenzo Borg, Maltese merchant and rebel leader (d. 1837)
- Oliver Wolcott Jr., American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury, 24th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1833)
- Samuel Bentham, English engineer and architect (d. 1831)
- Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian-American general, economist and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
- François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French general and diplomat (d. 1745)
- Diana Glauber, Dutch-German painter (d. 1721)
- Johann Friedrich Alberti, German organist and composer (d. 1710)
- Nicolas Steno, Danish bishop and anatomist (d. 1686)
- John Rogers, English-American minister, physician, and academic (d. 1684)
- Bastiaan Govertsz van der Leeuw, Dutch painter (d. 1680)
- Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (d. 1646)
- William Strode, English politician (d. 1666)
- Parmigianino, Italian artist (d. 1540)
- Michele of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France (d. 1422)
- Emperor Go-En'yū of Japan (d. 1393)
- Emperor Kōmyō of Japan (d. 1380)
- Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1259)
- Wang Chongyang, Chinese religious leader and poet (d. 1170)
- Abd-ar-Rahman III, first Caliph of Córdoba (d. 961)
- Theodosius I, Roman emperor (d. 395)
Deaths On This Day
- Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician (b.1929)
- Edgar Ray Killen, American murderer (b.1925)
- Adenan Satem, Malaysian politician and Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia (b. 1944)
- Monte Irvin, American baseball player (b. 1919)
- David Margulies, American actor (b. 1937)
- Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1925)
- Anita Ekberg, Swedish-Italian model and actress (b. 1931)
- Chashi Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi director and producer (b. 1941)
- Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle, American neuroscientist and academic (b. 1918)
- Keiko Awaji, Japanese actress (b. 1933)
- Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1928)
- Chai Trong-rong, Taiwanese educator and politician (b. 1935)
- Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1928)
- Aaron Swartz, American programmer (b. 1986)
- Guido Forti, Italian businessman, founded the Forti Racing Team (b. 1940)
- Nguyễn Khánh, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd President of South Vietnam (b. 1927)
- Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (b. 1941)
- Tom Parry Jones, Welsh chemist, invented the breathalyzer (b. 1935)
- Alemayehu Shumye, Ethiopian runner (b. 1988)
- Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, Iranian physicist and academic (b. 1980)
- Gilles Jacquier, French journalist and photographer (b. 1968)
- Edgar Kaiser, Jr, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1942)
- Wally Osterkorn, American basketball player (b. 1928)
- Steven Rawlings, English astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1961)
- David Whitaker, English composer and conductor (b. 1931)
- David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1936)
- Miep Gies, Austrian-Dutch humanitarian (b. 1909)
- Éric Rohmer, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1920)
- Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (b. 1919)
- Carl Karcher, American businessman, co-founded Carl's Jr. (b. 1917)
- Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
- Robert Anton Wilson, American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
- Jože Pučnik, Slovenian sociologist and politician (b. 1932)
- Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian director and playwright (b. 1920)
- Denys Lasdun, English architect, co-designed the Royal National Theatre (b. 1914)
- Ivan Combe, American businessman, invented Clearasil (b. 1911)
- Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
- Fabrizio De André, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
- Naomi Mitchison, Scottish author and poet (b. 1897)
- Brian Moore, Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Roger Crozier, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1942)
- Josef Gingold, Belarusian-American violinist and educator (b. 1909)
- Onat Kutlar, Turkish author and poet (b. 1936)
- Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army captain (b. 1918)
- Theodor Wisch, German general (b. 1907)
- Helmut Poppendick, German physician (b. 1902)
- Carl David Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- Carolyn Haywood, American author and illustrator (b. 1898)
- Ray Moore, English radio host (b. 1942)
- Pappy Boyington, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1912)
- Isidor Isaac Rabi, Polish-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
- Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1911)
- Sid Chaplin, English author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
- Andrzej Czok, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)
- Edward Buzzell, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
- William McKell, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
- Paul Lynde, American Actor and comedian (b. 1926)
- Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
- Barbara Pym, English author (b. 1913)
- Max Lorenz, German tenor and actor (b. 1901)
- Padraic Colum, Irish poet and playwright (b. 1881)
- Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (b. 1890)
- Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli linguist and scholar (b. 1876)
- Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor and painter (b. 1901)
- Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian academic and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of India (b. 1904)
- Wally Pipp, American baseball player (b. 1893)
- Arthur Nock, English-American scholar, theologian, and academic (b. 1902)
- Elena Gerhardt, German soprano and actress (b. 1883)
- Alec Rowley, English organist and composer (b. 1892)
- Edna Purviance, American actress (b. 1895)
- Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and politician, Solicitor-General of Australia (b. 1867)
- Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (b. 1870)
- Noe Zhordania, Georgian journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1868)
- Roberta Fulbright, American businesswoman (b.1874)
- Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general (b. 1889)
- Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor and educator (b. 1885)
- Eva Tanguay, Canadian singer (b. 1879)
- Galeazzo Ciano, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1903)
- Emanuel Lasker, German mathematician, philosopher, and chess player (b. 1868)
- Nuri Conker, Turkish colonel and politician (b. 1882)
- James Milton Carroll, American pastor, historian, and author (b. 1852)
- Elfrida Andrée, Swedish organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1841)
- Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (b. 1840)
- Constantine I of Greece (b. 1868)
- Steinar Schjøtt, Norwegian philologist and lexicographer (b. 1844)
- Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and philanthropist (b. 1842)
- William Sawyer, Canadian merchant and politician (b. 1815)
- Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (b. 1862)
- Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French urban planner (b. 1809)
- Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and biologist (b. 1810)
- Stuart Donaldson, English-Australian businessman and politician, 1st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1812)
- Gustavus Vaughan Brooke, Irish actor (b. 1818)
- John Woolley, English minister and academic (b. 1816)
- Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter (b. 1779)
- John Molson, Canadian businessman, founded the Molson Brewing Company (b. 1763)
- Thomas Mullins, 1st Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (b. 1736)
- Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer and educator (b. 1749)
- Heraclius II of Georgia (b. 1720)
- William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh composer and poet (b. 1717)
- François Joseph Paul de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
- Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French philosopher and author (b. 1704)
- Caspar Abel, German poet, historian, and theologian (b. 1676)
- Louis-François Roubiliac, French-English sculptor (b. 1695)
- Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1688)
- Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (b. 1660)
- Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje (b. 1670)
- Pierre Jurieu, French priest and theologian (b. 1637)
- Johann Georg Graevius, German scholar and critic (b. 1632)
- Charles Albanel, French priest, missionary, and explorer (b. 1616)
- Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet and painter (b. 1583)
- Min Bin, king of Arakan (b. 1493)
- Pietro Bembo, Italian poet, scholar, and theorist (b. 1470)
- Gaudenzio Ferrari, Italian painter and sculptor (b. c. 1471)
- Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (b. 1428)
- Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian painter (b. 1449)
- Skirgaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania
- Isidore Glabas, Metropolitan bishop of Thessalonica (b.c. 1341)
- Eleanor of Lancaster, English noblewoman (b. 1318)
- Thomas Charlton, Bishop of Hereford and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
- Swietopelk II, Duke of Pomerania
- Otto of Nordheim (b. 1020)
- Egbert I, Margrave of Meissen
- Constantine IX Monomachos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1000)
- Cao, empress of Later Tang
- Li Chongmei, prince of Later Tang
- Li Congke, emperor of Later Tang (b. 885)
- Liu, empress of Later Tang
- Boso of Provence, Frankish nobleman
- Michael I Rangabe, Byzantine emperor (b. 770)
- Staurakios, Byzantine emperor
- Emperor Kōnin of Japan (b. 709)
- Pope John VI (b. 655)
- Pope Hyginus, Bishop of Rome (b. 74)