On This Day in History: January 15
January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 350 days remain until the end of the year (351 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- N.J. woman wins $2M from gift scratch-off lottery ticket from dad, takes family on vacation. A New Jersey woman who received scratch-off lottery tickets as a gift from her father won big when one turned out to be worth $2 million.
- Tennessee couple claims share of $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. A Tennessee couple that won a share of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot says they plan to return to their jobs after winning the mammoth prize.
- NC Powerball winner in trouble again. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has served a misdemeanor criminal summons to North Carolina's $188 million Powerball winner, Marie Holmes.
- Arizona Lottery director resigns amid controversy. Arizona Lottery Director Tony Bouie has resigned his post in Gov. Doug Ducey's administration amid controversy and concerns about his management of the department.
- MUSL employee arrested in Hot Lotto jackpot mystery. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has made an arrest in the four-year-old case involving a winning Hot Lotto ticket worth more than $16 million which the winner mysteriously decided not to claim.
- Woman and son claim Tennessee's first Mega Millions jackpot win. Bettina Still and her son Jonathan have played lottery games together for years and will split the $61 million prize from Tennessee's first Mega Millions jackpot win.
- Wyoming Lottery targets June for first ticket sales. The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation says he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
- Multi-state Wild Card game to change. Starting with the Wednesday night drawing, the multi-state Wild Card 2 lottery game will undergo some minor changes that will make the jackpots a little bigger, while making the game a little harder to win.
- Millions in lottery winnings go unclaimed each year. It is hard for some to believe, but even as some Americans dream of hitting it big in the Lotto, Powerball, and Mega Millions jackpots, for some it might have happened and whizzed by unnoticed.
- Losing NJ Lottery tickets may soon be lucrative. New Jersey Lottery officials plan to soon roll out "Million Dollar Replay," a program that will allow scratch-off holders to enter their losing tickets into a yearly $1 million drawing.
- S.C. man facing foreclosure wins lottery. A Pawleys Island, South Carolina, man told lottery officials winning $200,000 this week saved his home from being in foreclosure, according to a news release from the S.C. Education Lottery.
- Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $180 million. There were no jackpot winners in the Saturday night Powerball drawing, creating a new jackpot for the Wednesday, January 17th drawing of $180 million, with a cash option of $86 million.
- Gang 'used 007-style gadgets' to cheat casinos. A chef who turned high-tech poker cheat with an array of James Bond-style spy equipment to pocket an estimated £250,000 (US$491,000) was jailed for nine months today.
- S.C. Lottery will probably offer raffle game again. The S.C. lottery will likely offer its million dollar raffle game again, said Ernie Passailaigue, executive director.
- R.I. lottery machine prints invalid tickets. A lottery machine mix-up Thursday resulted in roughly 70 invalid tickets being printed at a Cranston convenience store, the Rhode Island Lottery said Friday.
- $17 million in Ohio Lottery scratch prizes unclaimed. Ohioans won $17 million and never bothered to collect their prizes.
- N.J. is next state to consider bad election lottery idea. First Arizona, now New Jersey: Two New Jersey Democrats are suggesting that a lottery be held each year on Dec. 31 for a million-dollar prize to be awarded to a registered voter who cast a ballot that year in a primary or general election.
- Lotto tickets only good one time around. An apparent gold mine found in the convenience store trash was too good to be true.
- Lottery Loser Pleads No Contest in Mega Case. The woman who claimed she lost a winning $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket pleaded no contest Thursday to lying on a police report.
- One winner takes $35 million New York Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six numbers in Wednesday's New York Lotto drawing to win a jackpot of $35 million.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $37 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $37 million, with a cash option of $20.3 million.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $35 million. The Mega Millions jackpot grew to $35 million Wednesday after none of the tickets sold for Tuesday's drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
- Alabama may revisit lottery this year. State Sen. Pro Tem Lowell Barron expects the lottery to return to Alabama this year as an option to deal with the state's continuing budget crisis.
- Kansas Lottery joins Amber Alert. The Kansas Lottery announced Wednesday that it joined the Kansas Amber Alert program, which helps locate missing and abducted children.
- Tenn. lottery officials show off security measures for tickets. Before you start scratching a Tennessee lottery ticket, know there are security measures ensuring your ticket is valid.
- Tenn. merchants worry training for lottery machines insufficient. Lottery tickets go on sale in Tennessee in five days, and several merchants are concerned the Tennessee lottery board is doing too little to teach retailers how to use the ticket-generating equipment.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$296 Million
Jan 15, 2020
- 2.$270 Million
Jan 16, 2015
- 3.$194 Million
Jan 17, 2015
- 4.$180 Million
Jan 17, 2007
- 5.$165 Million
Jan 17, 2009
- 6.€125 Million
Jan 20, 2006
- 7.$150 Million
Jan 17, 2017
- 8.$135 Million
Jan 18, 2017
- 9.$130 Million
Jan 18, 2005
- 10.$112 Million
Jan 16, 2019
- 11.€100 Million
Jan 17, 2020
- 12.€85.46 Million
Jan 16, 2018
- 13.€90.97 Million
Jan 15, 2019
- 14.$103 Million
Jan 17, 2020
- 15.$95 Million
Jan 16, 2008
- 16.$93 Million
Jan 15, 2014
- 17.$90 Million
Jan 16, 2013
- 18.€81 Million
Jan 15, 2016
- 19.$87 Million
Jan 18, 2006
- 20.€58 Million
Jan 15, 2010
- 21.€67 Million
Jan 19, 2018
- 22.$82 Million
Jan 15, 2011
- 23.€75.86 Million
Jan 17, 2017
- 24.€55 Million
Jan 18, 2008
- 25.$80 Million
Jan 18, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jan 15, 1993
27 years old
Monday, Jan 15, 1990
30 years old
Sunday, Jan 15, 1989
31 years old
Saturday, Jan 15, 1983
37 years old
Friday, Jan 15, 1982
38 years old
Tuesday, Jan 15, 1974
46 years old
Saturday, Jan 15, 1972
48 years old
Saturday, Jan 15, 1966
54 years old
Saturday, Jan 15, 1966
54 years old
Saturday, Jan 15, 1966
54 years old
Wednesday, Jan 15, 1964
56 years old
Thursday, Jan 15, 1959
61 years old
Wednesday, Jan 15, 1958
62 years old
Friday, Jan 15, 1954
66 years old
Tuesday, Jan 15, 1946
74 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Somali militants attacked the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi,Kenya killing at least 21 people and injuring 19.
- Theresa May's UK government suffers the biggest government defeat in modern times, when 432 MPs voting against the proposed European Union withdrawal agreement, giving her opponents a majority of 230.
- The Kenyan Army suffers it worst defeat ever in a battle with Al-Shabaab Islamic insurgents in El-Adde, Somalia. An estimated 150 soldiers die.
- The Swiss National Bank abandons the cap on the franc's value relative to the euro, causing turmoil in international financial markets
- A train carrying Egyptian Army recruits derails near Giza, Greater Cairo, killing 19 and injuring 120 others.
- US Airways Flight 1549 ditches safely in the Hudson River after the plane collides with birds less than two minutes after take-off.
- Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.
- ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the Moon.
- Wikipedia, a free wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
- The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
- Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, signs letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth realm to institute its own Victoria Cross in its honours system.
- Pope John Paul II receives a delegation from Solidarity (Polish trade union) at the Vatican led by Lech Wałęsa.
- Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
- The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of Independence and giving Angola independence from Portugal.
- Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
- Nigerian Civil War: Biafran rebels surrender following an unsuccessful 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria.
- Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
- The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
- The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
- The First Nigerian Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d'état.
- The Derveni papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript dating to 340 BC, is found in northern Greece.
- Netherlands New Guinea Conflict: Indonesian Navy fast patrol boat RI Macan Tutul commanded by Commodore Yos Sudarso sunk in Arafura Sea by the Dutch Navy.
- Chinese Civil War: The Communist forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
- The Black Dahlia murder: the dismembered corpse of Elizabeth Short was found in Los Angeles.
- World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
- The Pentagon is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
- Spanish Civil War: Nationalists and Republican both withdraw after suffering heavy losses, ending the Second Battle of the Corunna Road.
- The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
- The 8.0 Mw Nepal-Bihar earthquake strikes Nepal and Bihar with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing an estimated 6,000-10,700 people.
- Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps at the end of the Spartacist uprising.
- Great Molasses Flood: A wave of molasses released from an exploding storage tank sweeps through Boston, Massachusetts, killing 21 and injuring 150.
- Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, United States, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft (99 m).
- The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African American college women.
- James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
- The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta.
- The first newspaper in Afrikaans, Die Afrikaanse Patriot, is published in Paarl.
- A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).
- Forty people died when ice covering the boating lake at Regents Park, London, collapsed.
- American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
- University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
- Greek War of Independence: Demetrios Ypsilantis is elected president of the legislative assembly.
- A paper by David Brewster is read to the Royal Society, belatedly announcing his discovery of what we now call the biaxial class of doubly-refracting crystals. On the same day, Augustin-Jean Fresnel signs a "supplement" (submitted four days later) on reflection of polarized light.
- War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
- Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.
- American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present-day Vermont) declares its independence.
- The British Museum opens to the public.
- Truce of Yam-Zapolsky: Russia cedes Livonia to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
- King Francis I of France gives Jean-François Roberval a commission to settle the province of New France (Canada) and provide for the spread of the "Holy Catholic faith".
- Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, beginning a reign of only three months.
Births On This Day
- Grace VanderWaal, American singer-songwriter
- Joël Veltman, Dutch footballer
- Marc Bartra, Spanish footballer
- Nicolai Jørgensen, Danish footballer
- Darya Klishina, Russian long jumper
- James Mitchell, Australian basketball player
- Paul Blake, English sprinter
- Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer
- Robert Trznadel, Polish footballer
- Alexei Cherepanov, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
- Daniel Caligiuri, German footballer
- Skrillex, American DJ and producer
- Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player
- Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopian runner
- David Knight, English footballer
- Michael Seater, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Fred Davis, American football player
- René Adler, German footballer
- Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player
- Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
- Ben Shapiro, American author and commentator
- Jermaine Pennant, English footballer
- Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
- Benjamin Agosto, American skater
- Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
- Brett Lebda, American ice hockey player
- Ari Pulkkinen, Finnish pianist and composer
- Francis Zé, Cameroonian footballer
- El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese football player
- Pitbull, American rapper and producer
- Dylan Armstrong, Canadian shot putter and hammer thrower
- Vanessa Henke, German tennis player
- Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby player
- Matt Holliday, American baseball player
- Drew Brees, American football player
- Michalis Morfis, Cypriot footballer
- Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
- Eddie Cahill, American actor
- Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
- Ryan Sidebottom, English cricketer
- Doug Gottlieb, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Iryna Lishchynska, Ukrainian runner
- Scott Murray, Scottish rugby player
- Florentin Petre, Romanian footballer and manager
- Mary Pierce, Canadian-American tennis player and coach
- Séverine Deneulin, international development academic
- Ray King, American baseball player
- Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
- Suparno Satpathy, Indian socio-political leader
- Shelia Burrell, American heptathlete
- Christos Kostis, Greek footballer
- Claudia Winkleman, English journalist and critic
- Regina King, American actress
- Shane McMahon, American wrestler and businessman
- Delino DeShields, American baseball player and manager
- Chad Lowe, American actor, director, and producer
- Ted Tryba, American golfer
- Lisa Lisa, American R&B singer
- Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
- Bernard Hopkins, American boxer and coach
- James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
- Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
- Conrad Lant, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer and author
- Serhiy N. Morozov, Ukrainian footballer and coach
- Yves Pelletier, Canadian actor and director
- Greg Dowling, Australian rugby league player
- Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian mountaineer and photographer (d. 2008)
- Pete Trewavas, English bass player and songwriter
- Ken Judge, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2016)
- Boris Tadić, Serbian psychologist and politician, 16th President of Serbia
- David Ige, American politician
- Marty Lyons, American football player and sportscaster
- Andrew Tyrie, English journalist and politician
- Mario Van Peebles, American actor and director
- Vitaly Kaloyev, Russian architect
- Mayawati, Indian educator and politician, 23rd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
- Marc Trestman, American football player and coach
- Nigel Benson, English author and illustrator
- Andreas Gursky, German photographer
- Khalid Islambouli, Egyptian lieutenant (d. 1982)
- Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino poet, author, and screenwriter
- Randy White, American football player
- Boris Blank, Swiss singer-songwriter
- Andrzej Fischer, Polish footballer
- Marius Trésor, French footballer and coach
- Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2001)
- Alasdair Liddell, English businessman (d. 2012)
- Ian Stewart, Scottish runner
- Howard Twitty, American golfer
- Ronnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter (d. 1977)
- Mary Hogg, English lawyer and judge
- Andrea Martin, American-Canadian actress, singer, and screenwriter
- Charles Brown, American actor (d. 2004)
- Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician (d. 2015)
- Vince Foster, American lawyer and political figure (d. 1993)
- William R. Higgins, American colonel (d. 1990)
- Princess Michael of Kent
- David Pleat, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
- Jenny Nimmo, English author
- George Ambrum, Australian rugby league player (d. 1986)
- Margaret Beckett, English metallurgist and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Stuart E. Eizenstat, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the European Union
- Mike Marshall, American baseball player
- Frank Joseph Polozola, American academic and judge (d. 2013)
- Captain Beefheart, American singer-songwriter, musician, and artist (d. 2010)
- Per Ahlmark, Swedish journalist and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2018)
- Tony Bullimore, British sailor
- Ashraf Aman, Pakistani engineer and mountaineer
- Estrella Blanca, Mexican wrestler
- Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
- Margaret O'Brien, American actress and singer
- V. S. Ramadevi, Indian civil servant and politician, 13th Governor of Karnataka (d. 2013)
- Frank Bough, English journalist and radio host
- Ernest J. Gaines, American author and academic
- Peter Maitlis, English chemist and academic
- Lou Jones, American sprinter (d. 2006)
- Lee Bontecou, American painter and sculptor
- Eddie Graham, American wrestler and promoter (d. 1985)
- Earl Hooker, American guitarist (d. 1970)
- Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
- W. R. Mitchell, English journalist and author (d. 2015)
- Phyllis Coates, American actress
- Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss actress (d. 2005)
- Ruth Slenczynska, American pianist and composer
- Ignacio López Tarso, Mexican actor
- George Lowe, New Zealand-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 2013)
- Ivor Cutler, Scottish pianist, songwriter, and poet (d. 2006)
- Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese-Chinese economist and politician, 4th President of the Republic of China
- Sylvia Lawler, English geneticist (d. 1996)
- Eric Willis, Australian sergeant and politician, 34th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1999)
- Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2007)
- Frank Thornton, English actor (d. 2013)
- Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
- John O'Connor, American cardinal (d. 2000)
- Maurice Herzog, French mountaineer and politician, French Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (d. 2012)
- George Cadle Price, Belizean politician, 1st Prime Minister of Belize (d. 2011)
- João Figueiredo, Brazilian general and politician, 30th President of Brazil (d. 1999)
- Édouard Gagnon, Canadian cardinal (d. 2007)
- Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Egypt (d. 1970)
- K. A. Thangavelu, Indian film actor and comedian (d. 1994)
- Stefan Bałuk, Polish general (d. 2014)
- Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (d. 2003)
- Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (d. 2002)
- Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)
- Miriam Hyde, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2005)
- Alexander Marinesko, Ukrainian-Russian lieutenant (d. 1963)
- Michel Debré, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1996)
- Jean Bugatti, German-French engineer (d. 1939)
- Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (d. 1973)
- Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 2003)
- Janusz Kusociński, Polish runner and soldier (d. 1940)
- Paul A. Dever, American lieutenant and politician, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
- Nâzım Hikmet, Greek-Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1963)
- Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
- Marjorie Bennett, Australian-American actress (d. 1982)
- Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
- Ivor Novello, Welsh singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1951)
- Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
- Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet and translator (d. 1938)
- Michiaki Kamada, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
- Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician and author (d. 1973)
- Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
- Henry Burr, Canadian singer, radio performer, and producer (d. 1941)
- Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1961)
- Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer (d. 1941)
- Lewis Terman, American psychologist, eugenicist, and academic (d. 1956)
- Thomas Burke, American sprinter, coach, and journalist (d. 1929)
- Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian author and translator (d. 1944)
- Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1954)
- Ruby Laffoon, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941)
- Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish poet, playwright, and painter (d. 1907)
- Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, historian, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
- Wilhelm Marx, German lawyer and politician, 17th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
- Archibald Peake, English-Australian politician, 25th Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
- Giovanni Segantini, Austrian painter (d. 1899)
- Jacques Damala, Greek-French soldier and actor (d. 1889)
- Leonard Darwin, English soldier, eugenicist, and politician (d. 1943)
- Mihai Eminescu, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1889)
- Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian-Swedish mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)
- Josef Breuer, Austrian physician and psychiatrist (d. 1925)
- Mary MacKillop, Australian nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (d. 1909)
- Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, English captain and politician, 6th Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)
- Samuel Arza Davenport, American lawyer and politician (d. 1911)
- William Bickerton, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of the Church of Jesus Christ (d. 1905)
- Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian author and scholar (d. 1885)
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French economist and politician (d. 1865)
- Marjorie Fleming, Scottish poet and author (d. 1811)
- Alexander Griboyedov, Russian playwright, composer, and poet (d. 1829)
- Franz Grillparzer, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1872)
- Richard Martin, Irish activist and politician, co-founded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (d. 1834)
- John Aikin, English surgeon and author (d. 1822)
- Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (d. 1778)
- Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French poet and playwright (d. 1762)
- Abraham de la Pryme, English archaeologist and historian (d. 1704)
- Algernon Sidney, British philosopher (d. 1683)
- Molière, French actor and playwright (d. 1673)
- Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth, English politician (d. 1661)
- Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
- Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shōgun (d. 1511)
- Edzard I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (d. 1528)
- Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
- Seongjong of Goryeo, Korean ruler (d. 997)
Deaths On This Day
- Carol Channing, American actress (b. 1921)
- Dolores O'Riordan, Irish pop singer (b. 1971)
- Jimmy Snuka, Fijian professional wrestler (b. 1943)
- Francisco X. Alarcón, American poet and educator (b. 1954)
- Ken Judge, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1958)
- Manuel Velázquez, Spanish footballer (b. 1943)
- Ervin Drake, American songwriter and composer (b. 1919)
- Kim Fowley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and manager (b. 1939)
- Ray Nagel, American football player and coach (b. 1927)
- Curtis Bray, American football player and coach (b. 1970)
- John Dobson, Chinese-American astronomer and author (b. 1915)
- Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor (b. 1944)
- Nagisa Oshima, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1932)
- John Thomas, American high jumper (b. 1941)
- Ed Derwinski, American soldier and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs (b. 1926)
- Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (b. 1922)
- Carlo Fruttero, Italian journalist and author (b. 1926)
- Samuel Jaskilka, American general (b. 1919)
- Ib Spang Olsen, Danish author and illustrator (b. 1921)
- Hulett C. Smith, American lieutenant and politician, 27th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1918)
- Nat Lofthouse, English footballer and manager (b. 1925)
- Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, French soldier, race car driver, and businessman (b. 1908)
- Susannah York, English actress and activist (b. 1939)
- Lincoln Verduga Loor, Ecuadorian journalist and politician (b. 1917)
- Robert V. Bruce, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
- Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)
- Awad Hamed al-Bandar, Iraqi lawyer and judge (b. 1945)
- Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Iraqi intelligence officer (b. 1951)
- James Hillier, Canadian-American computer scientist and academic, co-invented the electron microscope (b. 1915)
- Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino educator and diplomat (b. 1905)
- Bo Yibo, Chinese commander and politician, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1908)
- Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1926)
- Victoria de los Ángeles, Spanish soprano and actress (b. 1923)
- Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
- Elizabeth Janeway, American author and critic (b. 1913)
- Ruth Warrick, American actress (b. 1916)
- Olivia Goldsmith, American author (b. 1949)
- Doris Fisher, American singer-songwriter (b. 1915)
- Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
- Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (b. 1913)
- Leo Marks, English cryptographer, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian-Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
- Betty Box, English composer and producer (b. 1915)
- Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian economist and politician, Prime Minister of India (b. 1898)
- Junior Wells, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (b. 1934)
- Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (b. 1922)
- Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (b. 1938)
- Georges Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist and composer (b. 1921)
- Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
- Harilal Upadhyay, Indian author, poet, and astrologist (b. 1916)
- Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
- Gordon Jackson, Scottish-English actor (b. 1923)
- Peggy van Praagh, English ballerina, choreographer, and director (b. 1910)
- Seán MacBride, Irish republican activist and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
- Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1904)
- Fazıl Küçük, Cypriot journalist and politician (b. 1906)
- Armin Öpik, Estonian-Australian paleontologist and geologist (b. 1898)
- Shepperd Strudwick, American actor (b. 1907)
- Red Smith, American journalist (b. 1905)
- Graham Whitehead, English race car driver (b. 1922)
- Harold D. Cooley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1897)
- Coleman Francis, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
- Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1901)
- Daisy Ashford, English author (b. 1881)
- Frank Clement, English race car driver (b. 1886)
- William T. Piper, American engineer and businessman, founded Piper Aircraft (b. 1881)
- Bill Masterton, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1938)
- David Burliuk, Ukrainian author and illustrator (b. 1882)
- Jack Teagarden, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (b. 1905)
- Regina Margareten, Hungarian businesswoman (b. 1863)
- Yves Tanguy, French-American painter (b. 1900)
- Ned Hanlon, Australian sergeant and politician, 26th Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
- Ernest Swinton, British Army officer (b. 1868)
- Nikolai Vekšin, Estonian-Russian captain and sailor (b. 1887)
- Henry H. Arnold, American general (b. 1886)
- Josephus Daniels, American publisher and diplomat, 41st United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1862)
- Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian-German mathematician and theorist (b. 1865)
- Anton Holban, Romanian author, theoretician, and educator (b. 1902)
- Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster, English cricketer and politician, 7th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1866)
- George Cope, American painter (b. 1855)
- Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1883)
- Karl Liebknecht, German politician (b. 1871)
- Rosa Luxemburg, German economist, theorist, and philosopher (b. 1871)
- Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian playwright and translator (b. 1850)
- Arnold Janssen, German priest and missionary (b. 1837)
- George Thorn, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
- Mathew Brady, American photographer and journalist (b. 1822)
- Fanny Kemble, English actress (b. 1809)
- Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer and conductor (b. 1832)
- Eliza McCardle Johnson, American wife of Andrew Johnson, 18th First Lady of the United States (b. 1810)
- Massimo d'Azeglio, Piedmontese-Italian statesman, novelist and painter (b. 1798)
- Isaac Nathan, English-Australian composer and journalist (b. 1792)
- Henri Braconnot, French chemist and pharmacist (b. 1780)
- Emma, Lady Hamilton, English-French mistress of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (b. 1761)
- Anton Bernolák, Slovak linguist and priest (b. 1762)
- Dru Drury, English entomologist and author (b. 1725)
- John Landen, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1719)
- Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1700)
- Philip Warwick, English politician (b. 1609)
- John Cosin, English bishop and academic (b. 1594)
- Paolo Sarpi, Italian lawyer, historian, and scholar (b. 1552)
- Murad III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
- Martha Leijonhufvud, Swedish noblewoman (b. 1520)
- Catherine Carey, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England (b. 1524)
- Nicolaus Olahus, Romanian archbishop (b. 1493)
- Berengaria of Barcelona, queen consort of Castile (b. 1116)
- Wang Jingchong, Chinese general
- Rudolph of France (b. 880)
- Theophylact, Byzantine emperor (b. 793)
- Íte of Killeedy, Irish nun and saint (b. 475)
- Chak Tok Ich'aak I, Mayan ruler (b. 475)
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- Galba, Roman emperor (b. 3 BC)