On This Day in History: January 13
January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 352 days remain until the end of the year (353 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- UK National Lottery hacker jailed for nine months. A cyber-criminal has been jailed for nine months for committing offenses against the United Kingdom National Lottery.
- Connecticut Lottery to re-draw raffle Tuesday. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has set Tuesday at 11 a.m. as the time for a do-over drawing to partly make up for a Jan. 1 fiasco in which nearly half the eligible tickets in the Super Draw game — 100,000 out of 214,601 sold at $10 each — were excluded by mistake.
- Older Pennsylvanians lose from lawmakers' raid on lottery fund. Pennsylvania is now six years into the glut of baby boomers aging into their senior years and it's taking a toll on the Pennsylvania Lottery, which pays for the programs that serve them.
- NJ restaurant workers mistakenly think they hit Powerball. Workers at one New Jersey restaurant cried tears of joy and shouted — one even quit his job — after they matched winning Powerball numbers with a lottery ticket they'd purchased for an office pool.
- Tennessee Lottery chief retrofits Powerball billboard to 'Billion'. With the record Powerball Jackpot climbing into the billions, Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, decided to tackle the issue of the billboard's inability to display an amount that great.
- California gas station manager allegedly kept winning lottery scratchers. The former manager of a San Bruno, California, gas station was charged with theft for allegedly keeping winning California lottery scratch-off tickets for himself and selling customers losing ones.
- NJ Lottery adds 'Xtra' feature to Pick 6 game. New Jersey Lottery players now have the opportunity to increase their non-jackpot prizes by up to five times on the long-time favorite game, Pick 6, with the addition of the new Xtra feature.
- Clerk's lottery ticket error wins woman $1 million. Pamela Ivey won $1 million in the Mega Millions multi-state lottery after a store clerk accidentally added the game's multiplier feature to her ticket, which quadruples the amount the player can win.
- Powerball Lottery Jackpot Increased To $14 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $14 million, with a cash option of $7.5 million.
- Nebraska Powerball winner shares $30.9 million jackpot. A man who turned two one-dollar bills into a multi-million-dollar windfall in Nebraska has claimed the prize -- more than two weeks after learning he'd won.
- Arizona couple claims one-third of $31 million Powerball lottery prize. An Arizona couple says they will invest the $3.9 million - after taxes - they won in a recent Powerball drawing.
- Penn. woman wins $1 million with scratch-off lottery ticket. Donna Goeppert kissed a copy of her winning lottery ticket Wednesday, a day after the game had given her a big, fat, million-dollar smooch.
- Woman and two children claim $171 million Powerball lottery jackpot. Florence Ayers, a Jackson, Pennsylvania bookkeeper who claimed the $93.4 million lump-sum cash prize from a $171.4 million Powerball jackpot, knows how to keep a secret.
- Tennessee Lottery to finally reveal Lotto 5 jackpots. The Tennessee Lottery announced that it will remove some of the mystery from its Lotto 5 computerized game by giving players an estimated jackpot before each of the tri-weekly drawings.
- Texas attorney general gives up pursuit of lottery funds. The Texas attorney general's office has dropped efforts to make the state lottery commission reimburse it for $176,000 paid to a Las Vegas law firm hired by the state to draft a bill to legalize video slot machines.
- Inside Sources: Virginia Lottery to Slash Staff. LOTTERY POST EXCLUSIVE: According to unnamed sources, the Virginia Lottery is planning a series of cost-cutting moves that could send shock waves through its staff and the industry: the Virginia Lottery will be seeking bids to outsource all functions of its operations.
- Lotto Mania. Store owners along state line hope Alabamians bring greater success to Tennessee lottery.
- If you win a lottery prize, the IRS awaits. Winning a lottery prize may open the door to many financial opportunities, but it may also result in a significant federal income tax obligation. Keeping good records of your winnings and losses may help you lower the taxes you owe on lottery winnings.
- Tenn. lottery is ready to go, says CEO. A little more than a week before the first Tennessee lottery ticket is sold, CEO Rebecca Paul said the "infrastructure is ready" for a successful launch.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$1.59 Billion
Jan 13, 2016
- 2.$296 Million
Jan 15, 2020
- 3.$246 Million
Jan 13, 2015
- 4.$176 Million
Jan 14, 2015
- 5.$155 Million
Jan 13, 2007
- 6.$146 Million
Jan 14, 2009
- 7.$137 Million
Jan 13, 2017
- 8.€103 Million
Jan 13, 2006
- 9.$121 Million
Jan 14, 2017
- 10.$112 Million
Jan 16, 2019
- 11.$111 Million
Jan 14, 2005
- 12.€90.97 Million
Jan 15, 2019
- 13.€84.71 Million
Jan 13, 2018
- 14.€90 Million
Jan 14, 2020
- 15.$95 Million
Jan 16, 2008
- 16.$93 Million
Jan 15, 2014
- 17.$91 Million
Jan 14, 2020
- 18.$90 Million
Jan 16, 2013
- 19.€81 Million
Jan 15, 2016
- 20.€58 Million
Jan 15, 2010
- 21.€67 Million
Jan 19, 2018
- 22.$82 Million
Jan 15, 2011
- 23.€55 Million
Jan 18, 2008
- 24.€74.83 Million
Jan 14, 2017
- 25.$76 Million
Jan 14, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jan 13, 1986
34 years old
Sunday, Jan 13, 1985
35 years old
Sunday, Jan 13, 1985
35 years old
Sunday, Jan 13, 1985
35 years old
Thursday, Jan 13, 1972
48 years old
Tuesday, Jan 13, 1970
50 years old
Monday, Jan 13, 1969
51 years old
Monday, Jan 13, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Jan 13, 1961
59 years old
Monday, Jan 13, 1958
62 years old
Sunday, Jan 13, 1957
63 years old
Friday, Jan 13, 1956
64 years old
Saturday, Jan 13, 1951
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A false emergency alert warning of an impending missile strike in Hawaii caused widespread panic in the state.
- The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy due to the captain Francesco Schettino's negligence and irresponsibility. There are 32 confirmed deaths.
- An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
- Alfredo Ormando sets himself on fire in St. Peter's Square, protesting against homophobia.
- Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
- The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is signed.
- Soviet Union troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding around 1000 others.
- Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office as Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
- Lee Teng-hui becomes the first native Taiwanese President of the Republic of China.
- A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
- A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
- Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet, crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.
- United States Food and Drug Administration requires all blood donations to be labeled "paid" or "volunteer" donors.
- Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
- Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.
- Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison.
- Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta, resulting in 100 deaths.
- In Manchester, New Hampshire, fourteen-year-old Pamela Mason is murdered. Edward Coolidge is tried and convicted of the crime, but the conviction is set aside by the landmark Fourth Amendment case Coolidge v. New Hampshire (1971).
- Coup d'état in Togo results in the assassination of president Sylvanus Olympio.
- The Moroccan Army of Liberation ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
- An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
- First Indochina War: The Battle of Vĩnh Yên begins.
- British submarine HMS Truculent collides with an oil tanker in the Thames Estuary, killing 64 men.
- Finland forms diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
- Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
- World War II: First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
- The Black Friday bushfires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
- A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
- The 6.7 Mw Avezzano earthquake shakes the Province of L'Aquila in Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 29,978-32,610.
- The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci are sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
- The Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.
- Émile Zola's J'accuse…! exposes the Dreyfus affair.
- First Italo-Ethiopian War: the war's opening battle, the Battle of Coatit, occurs; it is an Italian victory.
- The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
- U.S. Marines land in Honolulu, Hawaii from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
- The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
- In Mozart Gardens Brooklyn Ada Anderson completed a great feat of pedestrianism - 2700 quarter miles in 2700 quarter hours, earning her $8000.
- Establishment of the Colony of Vancouver Island.
- Second Anglo-Sikh War - Battle of Tooele: British forces retreat from the Sikhs.
- The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
- Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
- The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
- United States President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
- The Great Fire of New Orleans begins.
- The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
- War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
- French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running aground, resulting in over 900 deaths.
- Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville, representative of Revolutionary France, lynched by a mob in Rome
- The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
- Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is sentenced to death for treason, on the grounds of having quartered his arms to make them similar to those of the King, Henry VIII of England.
- Sicut Dudum, forbidding the enslavement of the Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV.
- The Nika riots break out, during the racing season at the Hippodrome in Constantinople, as a result of discontent with the rule of the Emperor Justinian I.
Births On This Day
- Micah Hart, Canadian ice hockey player
- Connor McDavid, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ivan Provorov, Russian ice hockey player
- Max Whitlock, English artistic gymnast
- Adam Matthews, Welsh footballer
- Dinah Pfizenmaier, German tennis player
- Rob Kiernan, English-Irish footballer
- Vincenzo Fiorillo, Italian footballer
- Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor
- Morgan Burnett, American football player
- Doug Martin, American football player
- Josh Freeman, American football player
- Stefano Del Sante, Italian footballer
- Florica Leonida, Romanian gymnast
- Steven Michaels, Australian rugby league player
- Daniel Oss, Italian cyclist
- Marc Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sven Wetzel, German rugby player
- Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
- Luke Robinson, American wrestler
- Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
- Kamghe Gaba, German sprinter
- Nick Mangold, American football player
- Ender Arslan, Turkish basketball player
- Sebastian Kneißl, German footballer
- Mauricio Martín Romero, Argentinian footballer
- Kamran Akmal, Pakistan cricketer
- Guillermo Coria, Argentinian tennis player
- Constantinos Makrides, Cypriot footballer
- Ruth Wilson, English actress
- Reggie Brown, American football player
- Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
- Yujiro Takahashi, Japanese wrestler
- Krzysztof Czerwiński, Polish organist and conductor
- Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
- Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
- Wolfgang Loitzl, Austrian ski jumper
- Mirko Soltau, German footballer
- Katy Brand, English actress and screenwriter
- Nate Silver, American journalist and statistician, developed PECOTA
- Orlando Bloom, English actor and producer
- Mi-Hyun Kim, South Korean golfer
- Elliot Mason, English trombonist and keyboard player
- James Posey, American basketball player and coach
- Mario Yepes, Colombian footballer
- Rune Eriksen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
- Mailis Reps, Estonian academic and politician, 31st Estonian Minister of Education and Research
- Sergei Brylin, Russian ice hockey player and coach
- Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian ice hockey player
- Gigi Galli, Italian race driver
- Mark Bosnich, Australian footballer and sportscaster
- Nicole Eggert, American actress
- Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
- Frank Kooiman, Dutch footballer
- Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
- Shonda Rhimes, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Stefania Belmondo, Italian skier
- Stephen Hendry, Scottish snooker player and journalist
- Mike Whitlow, English footballer and coach
- Patrick Dempsey, American actor and race car driver
- Leo Visser, Dutch speed skater and pilot
- Penelope Ann Miller, American actress
- Trace Adkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paul Higgins, Canadian ice hockey player
- Wayne Coyne, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Kelly Hrudey, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress, comedian, and producer
- Eric Betzig, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Matthew Bourne, English choreographer and director
- Winnie Byanyima, Ugandan engineer, politician, and diplomat
- Francisco Buyo, Spanish footballer and manager
- Juan Pedro de Miguel, Spanish handball player (d. 2016)
- Claudia Emerson, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
- Mary Glindon, English lawyer and politician
- Mark O'Meara, American golfer
- Lorrie Moore, American short story writer
- Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Jay McInerney, American novelist and critic
- Anne Pringle, English diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia
- Richard Blackford, English composer
- Trevor Rabin, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Silvana Gallardo, American actress and producer (d. 2012)
- Stephen Glover, English journalist, co-founded The Independent
- Clive Betts, English economist and politician
- Bob Forsch, American baseball player (d. 2011)
- Gholam Hossein Mazloumi, Iranian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
- Rakesh Sharma, Indian commander, pilot, and astronaut
- Brandon Tartikoff, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
- Gaj Singh, Indian lawyer and politician
- John Lees, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jacek Majchrowski, Polish historian, lawyer, and politician
- Carles Rexach, Spanish footballer and coach
- Ordal Demokan, Turkish physicist and academic (d. 2004)
- Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish saxophonist, composer, and conductor
- Gordon McVie, English oncologist and author
- Peter Simpson, English footballer
- William Duckworth, American composer and author (d. 2012)
- Richard Moll, American actor
- Pasqual Maragall, Spanish academic and politician, 127th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Meinhard Nehmer, German bobsledder
- Edmund White, American novelist, memoirist, and essayist
- Edgardo Cozarinsky, Argentinian author, screenwriter, and director
- Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
- Cesare Maniago, Canadian ice hockey player
- Cabu, French cartoonist (d. 2015)
- Daevid Allen, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
- Richard Anthony, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Dave Edwards, American captain and politician (d. 2013)
- Tord Grip, Swedish footballer and manager
- Anna Home, English screenwriter and producer
- Guy Dodson, New Zealand-English biochemist and academic (d. 2012)
- Renato Bruson, Italian opera singer
- Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian
- Tom Gola, American basketball player, coach, and politician (d. 2014)
- Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (d. 1994)
- Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)
- Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian, director, game show panelist, and television personality (d. 2007)
- Frances Sternhagen, American actress
- Joe Pass, American guitarist and composer (d. 1994)
- Brock Adams, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Transportation (d. 2004)
- Liz Anderson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
- Sydney Brenner, South African biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)
- Michael Bond, English soldier and author, created Paddington Bear (d. 2017)
- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (d. 2003)
- Melba Liston, American trombonist and composer (d. 1999)
- Rosemary Murphy, American actress (d. 2014)
- Vanita Smythe, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
- Ron Tauranac, Australian engineer and businessman
- Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (d. 2000)
- Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-Swiss philosopher and academic (d. 1994)
- Roland Petit, French dancer and choreographer (d. 2011)
- Daniil Shafran, Russian cellist (d. 1997)
- Willem Slijkhuis, Dutch runner (d. 2003)
- Albert Lamorisse, French director and producer (d. 1970)
- Necati Cumalı, Greek-Turkish author and poet (d. 2001)
- Dachine Rainer, American-English author and poet (d. 2000)
- Robert Stack, American actor (d. 2003)
- Osa Massen, Danish-American actress (d. 2006)
- Ted Willis, Baron Willis, English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
- Joh Bjelke-Petersen, New Zealand-Australian farmer and politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)
- Yannis Tsarouchis, Greek painter and illustrator (d. 1989)
- Helm Glöckler, German race car driver (d. 1993)
- Zhou Youguang, Chinese linguist, sinologist, and academic (d. 2017)
- Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)
- Jack London, English sprinter and pianist (d. 1966)
- Richard Addinsell, English composer (d. 1977)
- Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian-American violinist and composer (d. 1992)
- Karl Menger, Austrian-American mathematician from the Vienna Circle (d. 1985)
- A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American novelist, screenwriter, historian (d. 1991)
- Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish priest and historian (d. 1978)
- Shimizugawa Motokichi, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1967)
- Charles Arnison, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1974)
- Roy Cazaly, Australian footballer and coach (d. 1963)
- Clark Ashton Smith, American poet, sculptor, painter, and author (d. 1961)
- Chaim Soutine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1943)
- Ermanno Aebi, Italian-Swiss footballer (d. 1976)
- Jüri Uluots, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1945)
- Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer and actress (d. 1966)
- Art Ross, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1964)
- Alfred Fuller, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Fuller Brush Company (d. 1973)
- Nathaniel Cartmell, American runner and coach (d. 1967)
- Essington Lewis, Australian engineer and businessman (d. 1961)
- Lionel Groulx, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1967)
- Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist and anatomist (d. 1959)
- Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta (d. 1931)
- Vasily Kalinnikov, Russian bassoon player and composer (d. 1901)
- George Gurdjieff, Russian-French mystic and philosopher (d. 1949)
- Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
- Wilhelm Wien, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
- Max Nonne, German neurologist and academic (d. 1959)
- Kostis Palamas, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1943)
- Oskar Minkowski, Lithuanian-German biologist and academic (d. 1931)
- Félix Tisserand, French astronomer and academic (d. 1896)
- Horatio Alger, Jr., American novelist and journalist (d. 1899)
- Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)
- Ernestine Rose, American suffragist, abolitionist, and freethinker (d. 1892)
- Salmon P. Chase, American jurist and politician, 6th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1873)
- Thomas Dyer, American lawyer and politician, 18th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)
- Paul Gavarni, French illustrator (d. 1866)
- John Davis, American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)
- Maler Müller, German poet, painter, and playwright (d. 1825)
- Richard Hurd, English bishop (d. 1808)
- Christoph Graupner, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1760)
- Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1694)
- Antoinette Bourignon, French-Flemish mystic and author (d. 1680)
- Maria Anna of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1665)
- Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1656)
- Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet and soldier (d. 1601)
- Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1571)
- Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland (d. 1527)
- Infante John, Constable of Portugal (d. 1442)
- Jeong Mong-ju, Korean civil minister, diplomat and scholar (d. 1392)
- Henry II, king of Castile and León (d. 1379)
- Al-Hakam II, Umayyad caliph (d. 976)
- Lucius Aelius, Roman adopted son of Hadrian (d. 138)
- 5 BC
- Guangwu of Han, Chinese emperor (d. 57)
Deaths On This Day
- Phil Masinga, South African footballer (b. 1969)
- Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, English photographer and sometime member of the British royal family (b. 1930)
- Dick Gautier, American actor (b. 1931)
- Magic Alex, Greek electronics engineer (b. 1942)
- Brian Bedford, English-American actor and director (b. 1935)
- Giorgio Gomelsky, Georgian-American director, producer, songwriter, and manager (b. 1934)
- Lawrence Phillips, American football player (b. 1975)
- Mark Juddery, Australian journalist and author (b. 1971)
- Robert White, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Paraguay (b. 1926)
- Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1931)
- Randal Tye Thomas, American journalist and politician (b. 1978)
- Waldemar von Gazen, German general and lawyer (b. 1917)
- Diogenes Allen, American philosopher and theologian (b. 1932)
- Rodney Mims Cook, Sr., American lieutenant and politician (b. 1924)
- Chia-Chiao Lin, Chinese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1916)
- Rauf Denktaş, Turkish-Cypriot lawyer and politician, 1st President of Northern Cyprus (b. 1924)
- Guido Dessauer, German physicist and engineer (b. 1915)
- Miljan Miljanić, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1930)
- Albert Heijn, Dutch businessman (b. 1927)
- Teddy Pendergrass, American singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
- Dai Llewellyn, Welsh humanitarian activist and politician (b. 1946)
- Patrick McGoohan, Irish-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
- Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese poet, composer, and producer (b. 1925)
- W. D. Snodgrass, American poet (b. 1926)
- Nancy Bird Walton, Australian pilot (b. 1915)
- Johnny Podres, American baseball player and coach (b. 1932)
- Michael Brecker, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1949)
- Danny Oakes, American race car driver (b. 1911)
- Frank Fixaris, American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1934)
- Marc Potvin, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1967)
- Earl Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1915)
- Nell Rankin, American soprano and actress (b. 1924)
- Arne Næss, Jr., Norwegian businessman and mountaineer (b. 1937)
- Norman Panama, American director and screenwriter (b. 1914)
- Frank Shuster, Canadian actor, comedian, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
- Max Harris, Australian journalist, poet, and author (b. 1921)
- Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer and conductor (b. 1907)
- Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese politician, President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)
- Abdul Fattah Ismail, Yemeni educator and politician, 4th President of South Yemen (b. 1939)
- Kevin Longbottom, Australian rugby league player (b. 1940)
- René Bonnet, French race car driver and engineer (b. 1904)
- Marcel Camus, French director and screenwriter (b. 1912)
- Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (b. 1901)
- Donny Hathaway, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1945)
- Marjorie Lawrence, Australian-American soprano (b. 1907)
- Hubert Humphrey, American pharmacist, academic, and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)
- Joe McCarthy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)
- Henri Langlois, Turkish-French historian, co-founded the Cinémathèque Française (b. 1914)
- Margaret Leighton, English actress (b. 1922)
- Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor and educator (b. 1906)
- Salvador Novo, Mexican playwright and poet (b. 1904)
- Sabahattin Eyüboğlu, Turkish screenwriter and producer (b. 1908)
- Robert Still, English composer and educator (b. 1910)
- Anatole de Grunwald, Russian-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)
- Sylvanus Olympio, Togolese businessman and politician, President of Togo (b. 1902)
- Ernie Kovacs, American actor and game show host (b. 1919)
- Jesse L. Lasky, American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1880)
- A. E. Coppard English poet and short story writer (b. 1878)
- Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1871)
- Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1889)
- James Joyce, Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1882)
- Paul Ulrich Villard, French physicist and chemist (b. 1860)
- Wyatt Earp, American police officer (b. 1848)
- H. B. Higgins, Irish-Australian judge and politician, 3rd Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1851)
- Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist and academic (b. 1834)
- Alexandre Ribot, French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1842)
- Mary Slessor, Scottish-Nigerian missionary (b. 1848)
- Jakob Hurt, Estonian theologist and linguist (b. 1839)
- Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1859)
- George Thorn, Australian farmer and politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
- Solomon Bundy, American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)
- Schuyler Colfax, American journalist and politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (b. 1823)
- Wilhelm Mauser, German engineer and businessman, co-founded the Mauser Company (b. 1834)
- William Scamp, English architect and engineer (b. 1801)
- Stephen Foster, American composer and songwriter (b. 1826)
- William Mason, American surgeon and politician (b. 1786)
- Ferdinand Ries, German pianist and composer (b. 1784)
- Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founded Lord's Cricket Ground (b. 1755)
- John Anderson, Scottish philosopher and educator (b. 1726)
- Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, French admiral (b. 1712)
- Johann Georg Walch, German theologian and author (b. 1693)
- Maria Sibylla Merian, German entomologist and illustrator (b. 1647)
- George Fox, English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1624)
- Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk, English nobleman (b. 1628)
- Jan Brueghel the Elder, Flemish painter (b. 1568)
- Jane Dormer, English lady-in-waiting (b. 1538)
- Edmund Spenser, English poet, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1552)
- Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (b. 1373)
- Meinhard III, German nobleman (b. 1344)
- Frederick I, duke and king of Germany
- Bonacossa Borri, Italian noblewoman (b. 1254)
- Henry II, count palatine and duke of Austria (b. 1107)
- Suger, French historian and politician (b. 1081)
- Robert de Craon, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
- Fujiwara no Teishi, Japanese empress (b. 977)
- Berno of Cluny, Frankish monk and abbot
- Charles the Fat, Frankish king and emperor (b. 839)
- Æthelwulf, king of Wessex
- Jitō, Japanese emperor (b. 645)
- Mungo, English-Scottish bishop and saint
- Remigius, French bishop and saint (b. 437)
- 86 BC
- Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)