On This Day in History: January 16
January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 349 days remain until the end of the year (350 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- $850 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy. Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Tuesday's massive $850 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Friday's $750 million grand prize.
- Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot. A Canadian man is $70 million (US$53.7 million) richer after winning a record-breaking Lotto Max lottery jackpot in the Greater Toronto Area.
- WV Lottery not backing online gaming law this session. West Virginia Lottery officials will back two bills intended to increase revenue, but do not plan to pursue legalization of online gaming this session, Lottery Director John Myers told the House Finance Committee Friday.
- Illinois Lottery fixes problem that prevented some ticket sales. Several lottery players in Illinois were unable to purchase Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets from retailers Tuesday, just before the midday drawing.
- CT Lottery holds do-over raffle drawing. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. held a do-over drawing Tuesday morning to partially correct a $1.375 million blunder that happened Jan. 1, when nearly half of the eligible tickets in the New Year's Million-Dollar Super Draw game — 100,000 out of the 214,601 sold at $10 each — were excluded from the drawing.
- Fake News: $451 million lottery winner Shane Missler NOT giving away $5,000 to retweeters. Internet scammers are creating numerous bogus social media accounts in an attempt to deceive people looking for a share of a Florida man's $451 Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
- Lottery veterans question Tennessee family's behavior before claiming Powerball winnings. The Tennessee winners who split the world record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot decided to fly to New York City to appear on NBC's "Today" show several hours before claiming their stake in the Powerball jackpot, which left some lottery veterans uneasy about the couple's exposure.
- GET OUT THE VIOLIN: Florida woman grieving about $5 million lottery win. A Florida woman who won a $5 million Mega Millions prize said, "I don't gamble," and claims to be distraught over winning the massive payout.
- NY lottery winner contemplates moving to Paris. The winner of a $3 million New York Lottery jackpot is an artist who may realize a dream of moving to Paris, France.
- Laid off Oregon man wins $1 million. An Oregon man who has been out of work since May won $1 million playing the Oregon Lottery.
- Wyoming lottery backers try again. Legislators will have another chance to pass a state lottery bill in the weeks ahead. The new proposal is modeled after the 15-year-old Georgia lottery.
- Calif. Lottery introducing new game show. After nearly 24 years and millions in prizes, the California Lottery is replacing its "Big Spin" television game show with what it hopes will be a more attractive, four-part successor, "Make Me a Millionaire."
- New Michigan lottery terminals are giving retailers fits. The new generation of Michigan Lottery machines is giving some retailers fits as the devices sometimes go on the blink in this winter's harsh weather.
- CT Lottery Sells Out Of 1549 After Crash. Hours after US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, the lottery number 1549 sold out in Connecticut.
- Brothers sharing $1M Georgia Lottery jackpot. With a few scratches, brothers Samoeun and Samoeuth Am have achieved a lofty goal only dreamed about by most Americans.
- Newspaper editorial in favor of authentic lottery drawings. A Clarksville, Tennessee newspaper editorial explains why the Tennessee Lottery should immediately abolish their new computerized drawing system, and return to real lottery drawings.
- GTECH awarded Pennsylvania, West Virginia lottery contracts. Lottomatica SpA said its wholly-owned subsidiary GTECH has been told by the Pennsylvania State Lottery of its intent to award GTECH a 5-year contract to provide online and instant integrated services.
- Elks Club members in fight over $21M lottery win. It may have once seemed like a dream come true, but a winning lottery ticket has turned into a nightmare for 21 people in Okotoks, Alberta.
- After sale, GTECH to remain in R.I.. The terms of the recent sale of GTECH to the Italian company Lottomatica allows GTECH to fulfill its existing commitments to Rhode Island, something that officials within the company said they hoped to do when news of a possible sale broke in September.
- $20 million Illinois Lotto ticket sold at convenience store. Someone is much richer this week after buying a winning Illinois Lottery ticket -- and hopefully they know it.
- Interim Texas Lottery Director Hired. One of the original commissioners to oversee the Texas lottery was called back to service Friday, this time to act as the temporary executive director of the troubled agency because officials have been unable to find someone to permanently fill the job, which has been open for six months.
- Lottery Dead Issue in Alabama Legislature. Christian Coalition of Alabama President John Giles stated: "We have documentation, signed by House and Senate members that suggests any effort to legalize the lottery is dead on arrival."
- Investing a windfall. What to do when a pile of money is suddenly dumped into your lap.
- $60 million? It's 'like an out-of-body experience'. Becoming Pennsylvania's newest multimillionaire means Lisa Ensor will have a bigger wedding reception than she was planning and a larger investment portfolio.
- Machine Operator Claims $60.2M Powerball. An electronics plant worker came forward Thursday to claim half of the $221.5 million Powerball jackpot, more than two weeks after she bought the winning ticket.
- Colorado Lottery trying to win back trust. The Colorado Lottery Commission took an important step toward sprucing up the agency's increasingly tarnished image this week by approving tough new conflict-of-interest rules.
- Mass. Lottery games to merge, jackpots to increase. The executive director of the Massachusetts Lottery said Wednesday that the lottery plans to consolidate MassMillions and Megabucks into one game with bigger jackpots, in an attempt to attract more players.
- Winning SuperLotto Plus Ticket Bought In San Diego Co.. Someone in San Diego County is holding one of two winning tickets to Wednesday night's SuperLotto Plus drawing for $13 million.
- Mega Millions seller not on record as store's owner. The Ohio Lottery says a man who accepted a symbolic check as the co-owner of a South Euclid convenience store that sold a winning Mega Millions ticket isn't the owner.
- Tennessee Lottery launches Web site. The Tennessee Lottery unveiled its new site Thursday, five days before selling the first instant games.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$865 Million
Jan 19, 2021
- 2.$639.4 Million
Jan 16, 2021
- 3.$321 Million
Jan 18, 2020
- 4.$270 Million
Jan 16, 2015
- 5.$194 Million
Jan 17, 2015
- 6.$180 Million
Jan 17, 2007
- 7.$165 Million
Jan 17, 2009
- 8.€125 Million
Jan 20, 2006
- 9.$150 Million
Jan 17, 2017
- 10.$135 Million
Jan 18, 2017
- 11.$130 Million
Jan 18, 2005
- 12.$113 Million
Jan 18, 2014
- 13.$112 Million
Jan 16, 2019
- 14.€92.52 Million
Jan 16, 2021
- 15.€100 Million
Jan 17, 2020
- 16.€91.97 Million
Jan 17, 2019
- 17.€85.46 Million
Jan 16, 2018
- 18.$103 Million
Jan 17, 2020
- 19.€89 Million
Jan 19, 2016
- 20.$96 Million
Jan 19, 2011
- 21.$95 Million
Jan 16, 2008
- 22.$90 Million
Jan 16, 2013
- 23.$87 Million
Jan 18, 2006
- 24.$86 Million
Jan 19, 2010
- 25.€67 Million
Jan 19, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Jan 16, 1986
35 years old
Wednesday, Jan 16, 1985
36 years old
Friday, Jan 16, 1976
45 years old
Friday, Jan 16, 1976
45 years old
Thursday, Jan 16, 1975
46 years old
Sunday, Jan 16, 1972
49 years old
Saturday, Jan 16, 1971
50 years old
Thursday, Jan 16, 1969
52 years old
Tuesday, Jan 16, 1968
53 years old
Saturday, Jan 16, 1965
56 years old
Tuesday, Jan 16, 1962
59 years old
Thursday, Jan 16, 1958
63 years old
Thursday, Jan 16, 1958
63 years old
Saturday, Jan 16, 1954
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The first impeachment of Donald Trump formally moves into its trial phase in the United States Senate.
- Myanmar police open fire on a group of ethnic Rakhine protesters, killing seven and wounding twelve.
- Thirty-three out of 126 freed hostages are injured and 23 killed in terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on a hotel and a nearby restaurant.
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.
- The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
- The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
- Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
- US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
- An avalanche hits the Icelandic village Súðavík, destroying 25 homes and burying 26 people, 14 of whom died.
- El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, Mexico ending the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War that claimed at least 75,000 lives.
- Coalition Forces go to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War.
- The last Iranian Shah flees Iran with his family for good and relocates to Egypt.
- Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
- Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
- Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
- Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
- The Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine holds its founding congress in Ľubochňa.
- The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, France.
- Nebraska becomes the 36th state to approve the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. With the necessary three-quarters of the states approving the amendment, Prohibition is constitutionally mandated in the United States one year later.
- Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
- The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
- The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is enacted by Congress.
- Russo-Turkish War (1877-78): Battle of Philippopolis: Captain Aleksandr Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
- Hartley Colliery disaster: Two hundred and four men and boys killed in a mining disaster, prompting a change in UK law which henceforth required all collieries to have at least two independent means of escape.
- John C. Frémont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
- Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
- Virginia enacts the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
- American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
- Forces of the Maratha Empire defeat a 5,000-strong army of the Durrani Empire in the Battle of Narela.
- The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
- The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.
- Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried and found guilty of treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
- Philip II becomes King of Spain.
- Grand Duke Ivan IV of Muscovy becomes the first Tsar of Russia, replacing the 264-year-old Grand Duchy of Moscow with the Tsardom of Russia.
- Bigod's Rebellion, an armed insurrection attempting to resist the English Reformation, begins.
- Saint Marcellus's flood kills at least 25,000 people on the shores of the North Sea.
- The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
- Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III establishes the Caliphate of Córdoba.
- Gothic War: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
- General Siyaj K'ak' conquers Tikal, enlarging the domain of King Spearthrower Owl of Teotihuacán.
- 27 BCE
- Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
Births On This Day
- Adriana Hernández, Mexican rhythmic gymnast
- Kim Jennie, Korean singer
- Mikaela Turik, Australian-Canadian cricketer
- Hannes Anier, Estonian footballer
- Amandine Hesse, French tennis player
- Matt Duchene, Canadian ice hockey player
- Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
- Jorge Torres Nilo, Mexican footballer
- Jake Epstein, Canadian actor
- Charlotte Henshaw, English swimmer
- Johannes Rahn, German footballer
- Mark Trumbo, American baseball player
- Reto Ziegler, Swiss footballer
- Jayde Herrick, Australian cricketer
- Gintaras Januševičius, Russian-Lithuanian pianist
- Twins Jonathan and Simon Richter, Danish-Gambian footballers
- Sidharth Malhotra, Indian actor
- Stephan Lichtsteiner, Swiss footballer
- Miroslav Radović, Serbian footballer
- Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
- Andriy Rusol, Ukrainian footballer
- Preston, English singer-songwriter
- Tuncay, Turkish footballer
- Jamie Lundmark, Canadian ice hockey player
- Paul Rofe, Australian cricketer
- Bobby Zamora, English footballer
- Lin-Manuel Miranda, American actor, playwright, and composer
- Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player
- Aaliyah, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
- Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
- Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
- Jeff Foster, American basketball player
- Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
- Martina Moravcová, Slovak swimmer
- Marlon Anderson, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Kate Moss, English model and fashion designer
- Ruben Bagger, Danish footballer
- Ang Christou, Australian footballer
- Yuri Alekseevich Drozdov, Russian footballer and manager
- Ezra Hendrickson, Vincentian footballer and manager
- Joe Horn, American football player and coach
- Sergi Bruguera, Spanish tennis player and coach
- Josh Evans, American film producer, screenwriter and actor
- Jonathan Mangum, American actor
- Ron Villone, American baseball player and coach
- Marinus Bester, German footballer
- Stevie Jackson, Scottish guitarist and songwriter
- Roy Jones Jr., American boxer
- Rebecca Stead, American author
- Jack McDowell, American baseball player
- Gail Graham, Canadian golfer
- James May, British journalist/co-host of Top Gear
- Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian electrician and politician, 51st Australian Minister of Defence
- Maxine Jones, American R&B singer-songwriter and actress
- Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer (d. 2006)
- Lisa Milroy, Canadian painter and educator
- Sade, Nigerian-English singer-songwriter and producer
- Anatoli Boukreev, Russian mountaineer and explorer (d. 1997)
- Lena Ek, Swedish lawyer and politician, 9th Swedish Minister for the Environment
- Andris Šķēle, Latvian businessman and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Latvia
- Jurijs Andrejevs, Latvian footballer and manager
- Ricardo Darín, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Wayne Daniel, Barbadian cricketer
- Martin Jol, Dutch footballer and manager
- Greedy Smith, Australian singer-songwriter and keyboardist (d. 2019)
- Jerry M. Linenger, American captain, physician, and astronaut
- Wolfgang Schmidt, German discus thrower
- Vasili Zhupikov, Russian footballer and coach (d. 2015)
- Robert Jay Mathews, American militant, founded The Order (d. 1984)
- Fuad II, King of Egypt
- Piercarlo Ghinzani, Italian racing driver and manager
- Debbie Allen, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
- Robert Schimmel, American comedian, actor, and producer (d. 2010)
- Anne F. Beiler, American businesswoman, founded Auntie Anne's
- R. F. Foster, Irish historian and academic
- Andrew Refshauge, Australian physician and politician, 13th Deputy Premier of New South Wales
- John Carpenter, American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer
- Ants Laaneots, Estonian general
- Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player
- Ruth Reichl, American journalist and critic
- Elaine Murphy, Baroness Murphy, English academic and politician
- Harvey Proctor, English politician
- Laura Schlessinger, American physiologist, talk show host, and author
- Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
- Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano and actress
- Wim Suurbier, Dutch footballer and manager
- Dieter Moebius, Swiss-German keyboard player and producer (d. 2015)
- Jim Stafford, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Jill Tarter, American astronomer and biologist
- Judy Baar Topinka, American journalist and politician (d. 2014)
- Gavin Bryars, English bassist and composer
- Ronnie Milsap, American singer and pianist
- René Angélil, Canadian singer and manager (d. 2016)
- Barbara Lynn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Christine Truman, English tennis player and sportscaster
- Ralph Gibson, American photographer
- Marina Vaizey, American journalist and critic
- Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver (d. 2011)
- Francis George, American cardinal (d. 2015)
- Michael White, Scottish actor and producer (d. 2016)
- A. J. Foyt, American race car driver
- Udo Lattek, German footballer, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- Bob Bogle, American rock guitarist and bass player (d. 2009)
- Marilyn Horne, American soprano and actress
- Susan Sontag, American novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 2004)
- Victor Ciocâltea, Romanian chess player (d. 1983)
- Dian Fossey, American zoologist and anthropologist (d. 1985)
- John Enderby, English physicist and academic
- Robert L. Park, American physicist and academic
- Johannes Rau, German journalist and politician, 8th Federal President of Germany (d. 2006)
- Mary Ann McMorrow, American lawyer and judge (d. 2013)
- Norman Podhoretz, American journalist and author
- Paula Tilbrook, English actress (d. 2019)
- Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, Sri Lankan anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)
- William Kennedy, American novelist and journalist
- Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 1996)
- Peter Hirsch, German-English metallurgist and academic
- James Robinson Risner, American general and pilot (d. 2013)
- Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
- Gene Feist, American director and playwright, co-founded the Roundabout Theatre Company (d. 2014)
- Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
- Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
- Elliott Reid, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Jerome Horwitz, American chemist and academic (d. 2012)
- Nel Benschop, Dutch poet and educator (d. 2005)
- Allan Ekelund, Swedish director, producer, and production manager (d. 2009)
- Clem Jones, Australian surveyor and politician, 8th Lord Mayor of Brisbane (d. 2007)
- Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996)
- Carl Karcher, American businessman, founded Carl's Jr. (d. 2008)
- Philip Lucock, English-Australian minister and politician (d. 1996)
- Leslie H. Martinson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- Roger Wagner, French-American conductor and educator (d. 1992)
- Ivan Barrow, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1979)
- Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean lawyer and politician, 28th President of Chile (d. 1982)
- Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
- Dizzy Dean, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1974)
- Clement Greenberg, American art critic (d. 1994)
- Sammy Crooks, English footballer (d. 1981)
- Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)
- Günther Prien, German captain (d. 1941)
- Alexander Knox, Canadian-English actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Paul Nitze, American banker and politician, 10th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2004)
- Johannes Brenner, Estonian footballer and pilot (d. 1975)
- Diana Wynyard, English actress (d. 1964)
- Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor (d. 1989)
- William Grover-Williams, English-French racing driver (d. 1945)
- Eric Liddell, Scottish runner, rugby player, and missionary (d. 1945)
- Fulgencio Batista, Cuban colonel and politician, 9th President of Cuba (d. 1973)
- Kiku Amino, Japanese author and translator (d. 1978)
- Edith Frank, German-Dutch mother of Anne Frank (d. 1945)
- Margaret Booth, American producer and editor (d. 2002)
- Irving Rapper, American film director and producer (d. 1999)
- Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet and academic (d. 1977)
- Evripidis Bakirtzis, Greek soldier and politician (d. 1947)
- T. M. Sabaratnam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1966)
- Nat Schachner, American lawyer, chemist, and author (d. 1955)
- Irving Mills, American publisher (d. 1985)
- Daisy Kennedy, Australian-English violinist (d. 1981)
- Homer Burton Adkins, American chemist (d. 1949)
- Osip Brik, Russian avant garde writer and literary critic (d. 1945)
- Zhou Zuoren, Chinese author and translator (d. 1967)
- Margaret Wilson, American author (d. 1973)
- Samuel Jones, American high jumper (d. 1954)
- Harry Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1947)
- Claude Buckenham, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1937)
- Leonor Michaelis, German biochemist and physician (d. 1949)
- Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet and author (d. 1958)
- Henri Büsser, French organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1973)
- Jüri Jaakson, Estonian businessman and politician, State Elder of Estonia (d. 1942)
- Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and manager (d. 1937)
- Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, Greek-English general (d. 1947)
- André Michelin, French businessman, co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company (d. 1931)
- William Hall-Jones, English-New Zealand politician, 16th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1936)
- Ismail Qemali, Albanian civil servant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1919)
- Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
- Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
- Robert R. Hitt, American lawyer and politician, 13th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1906)
- John C. Breckinridge, American general and politician, 14th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)
- Henry Halleck, American lawyer, general, and scholar (d. 1872)
- Charles Henry Davis, American admiral (d. 1877)
- Richard Goodwin Keats, English admiral and politician, 3rd Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1834)
- Vittorio Alfieri, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1803)
- Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer and educator (d. 1800)
- Peter Scheemakers, Belgian sculptor and educator (d. 1781)
- Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1755)
- Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Norwegian author and poet (d. 1716)
- Guru Har Rai, Sikh Guru (d. 1661)
- Lucas Achtschellinck, Belgian painter and educator (d. 1699)
- François de Vendôme, duke of Beaufort (d. 1669)
- Jakobea of Baden, Margravine of Baden by birth, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg by marriage (d. 1597)
- Bayinnaung, king of Burma (d. 1581)
- Anthony Denny, confidant of Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
- Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
- René of Anjou, king of Naples (d. 1480)
- Robert de Vere, duke of Ireland (d. 1392)
- Edmund Crouchback, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1296)
- Isaac Komnenos, son of Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos (d. 1152)
- Sheng Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 1031)
Deaths On This Day
- Pedro Trebbau, German-born Venezuelan zoologist (b. 1929)
- Chris Cramer, British journalist (b.1948)
- Phil Spector, American record producer, song writer (b. 1939)
- Christopher Tolkien, British academic and editor (b. 1924)
- John C. Bogle, American businessman, investor, and philanthropist (b. 1929)
- Lorna Doom, American musician (b. 1958)
- Chris Wilson, Australian musician (b. 1956)
- Ed Doolan, British radio presenter (b. 1941)
- Oliver Ivanović, Kosovo Serb politician (b. 1953)
- Eugene Cernan, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1934)
- Joannis Avramidis, Greek sculptor (b. 1922)
- Ted Marchibroda, American football player and coach (b. 1931)
- Miriam Akavia, Polish-Israeli author and translator (b. 1927)
- Yao Beina, Chinese singer (b. 1981)
- Gary Arlington, American author and illustrator (b. 1938)
- Ruth Duccini, American actress (b. 1918)
- Dave Madden, Canadian-American actor (b. 1931)
- Hiroo Onoda, Japanese lieutenant (b. 1922)
- Wayne D. Anderson, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
- André Cassagnes, French technician and toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch (b. 1926)
- Gussie Moran, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1923)
- Pauline Phillips, American journalist and radio host, created Dear Abby (b. 1918)
- Glen P. Robinson, American businessman, founded Scientific Atlanta (b. 1923)
- Joe Bygraves, Jamaican-English boxer (b. 1931)
- Jimmy Castor, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1940)
- Sigursteinn Gíslason, Icelandic footballer and manager (b. 1968)
- Lorna Kesterson, American journalist and politician (b. 1925)
- Gustav Leonhardt, Dutch pianist, conductor, and musicologist (b. 1928)
- Glen Bell, American businessman, founded Taco Bell (b. 1923)
- Jyoti Basu, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1914)
- Takumi Shibano, Japanese author and translator (b. 1926)
- Joe Erskine, American boxer and runner (b. 1930)
- John Mortimer, English lawyer and author (b. 1923)
- Andrew Wyeth, American painter (b. 1917)
- Stanley Biber, American soldier and physician (b. 1923)
- Marjorie Williams, American journalist and author (b. 1958)
- Kalevi Sorsa, Finnish politician 34th Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
- Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)
- Robert Hanbury Brown, English astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
- Auberon Waugh, English author and journalist (b. 1939)
- Robert R. Wilson, American physicist and academic (b. 1914)
- Jim McClelland, Australian lawyer, jurist, and politician, 12th Minister for Industry and Science (b. 1915)
- Marcia Davenport, American author and critic (b. 1903)
- Kaye Webb, English journalist and publisher (b. 1914)
- Eric Mottram, English poet and critic (b. 1924)
- Lady Eve Balfour, British farmer, educator, and founding figure in the organic movement (b. 1898)
- Andrija Artuković, Croatian politician, war criminal, and Porajmos perpetrator, 1st Minister of Interior of the Independent State of Croatia (b. 1899)
- Bertram Wainer, Australian physician and activist (b. 1928)
- Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
- Virginia Mauret, American musician and dancer
- Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
- A. V. Kulasingham, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1890)
- Israel Abramofsky, Russian-American painter (b. 1888)
- Edgar Sampson, American musician and composer (b. 1907)
- Teller Ammons, American soldier and politician, 28th Governor of Colorado (b. 1895)
- Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, created Alvin and the Chipmunks (b. 1919)
- Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
- Vernon Duke, Russian-American composer and songwriter (b. 1903)
- Bob Jones Sr., American evangelist, founded Bob Jones University (b. 1883)
- Panagiotis Poulitsas, Greek archaeologist and judge (b. 1881)
- Robert J. Van de Graaff, American physicist and academic (b. 1901)
- Frank Hurley, Australian photographer, director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1885)
- Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor and architect, designed the Monument to the Unknown Hero (b. 1883)
- Max Schöne, German swimmer (b. 1880)
- Phan Khôi, Vietnamese journalist and author (b. 1887)
- Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, English general and politician, 16th Governor General of Canada (b. 1874)
- Arturo Toscanini, Italian cellist and conductor (b. 1867)
- Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (b. 1850)
- Villem Grünthal-Ridala, Estonian poet and linguist (b. 1885)
- Carole Lombard, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
- Ernst Scheller, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Marburg (b. 1899)
- Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Indian author and playwright (b. 1876)
- Albert Fish, American serial killer, rapist and cannibal (b. 1870)
- Bekir Sami Kunduh, Turkish politician (b. 1867)
- Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 5th President of Brazil (b. 1848)
- George Dewey, American admiral (b. 1837)
- Marshall Field, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Marshall Field's (b. 1834)
- Jules Barbier, French poet and playwright (b. 1825)
- Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter and academic (b. 1827)
- Hiram Rhodes Revels, American soldier, minister, and politician (b. 1822)
- Charles Pelham Villiers, English lawyer and politician (b. 1802)
- Léo Delibes, French pianist and composer (b. 1836)
- Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer and academic (b. 1834)
- Octave Crémazie, Canadian-French poet and bookseller (b. 1827)
- Edmond François Valentin About, French journalist and author (b. 1828)
- Anton Schindler, Austrian secretary and author (b. 1795)
- Thaddeus William Harris, American entomologist and botanist (b. 1795)
- Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician and academic (b. 1769)
- Alexander J. Dallas, Jamaican-American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1759)
- John Moore, Scottish general and politician (b. 1761)
- Edward Gibbon, English historian and politician (b. 1737)
- Francis Blomefield, English historian and author (b. 1705)
- Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal and politician (b. 1667)
- Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch lawyer and scholar (b. 1684)
- Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet and playwright (b. 1680)
- Joseph Vaz, Indian-Sri Lankan priest and saint (b. 1651)
- Higashiyama, Japanese emperor (b. 1675)
- Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)
- Murad III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1546)
- Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral and politician (b. 1512)
- Christiern Pedersen, Danish publisher and scholar (b. 1480)
- Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
- George Spalatin, German priest and reformer (b. 1484)
- Erasmo of Narni, Italian mercenary (b. 1370)
- John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (b. 1352)
- Muhammed V of Granada, Nasrid emir (b. 1338)
- Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford (b. 1342)
- Joanna of Châtillon, duchess of Athens (b. c.1285)
- Nikephoros Choumnos, Byzantine monk, scholar, and politician (b. 1250)
- Buqa, Mongol minister
- Shinran Shonin, Japanese founder of the Jodo Shinshu branch of Pure Land Buddhism
- Polyeuctus of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch (b. 956)
- Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Ali al-Madhara'i, Tulunid vizier (b. 871)
- Gao Jifu, Chinese politician and chancellor (b. 596)