On This Day in History: January 18
January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 347 days remain until the end of the year (348 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Iowa lottery player wins $1 but is treated like millionaire. Tyler Heep was not a big winner, but he still wanted the big check.
- Michigan Lottery's gamble on new website doesn't pay off on first try. The Michigan Lottery launched a refreshed website Wednesday morning, but it didn't go as planned.
- Multi-state Wild Card 2 game ending in February. Wild Card 2, a multi-state lottery game currently offered in four states, is ending with the Feb. 24 drawing.
- Powerball renews interest in Mississippi state lottery. By all accounts, Mississippians by droves participated in the $1.6 billion Powerball lottery that was awarded this past week, but the state of Mississippi did not participate, renewing interest in starting a state lottery.
- $270 million Mega Millions jackpot won in Illinois. An Illinois lottery player won the first jackpot of 2015, worth an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing Friday.
- Kansas couple claims $9.43M Hot Lotto jackpot. A couple in their 40s from Kansas City, Kansas, say they both like their jobs and will continue to work, even though they are the winners of a $9.43 million Hot Lotto jackpot.
- Arkansas Powerball lottery winner in no rush to claim jackpot. Work might not be the top priority for someone who's just won the lottery, but financial experts say deciding what to do with a multimillion-dollar prize is a job in itself.
- Employee lottery pool wins on first ticket. Talk about instant gratification -- the first time the 23 people on the night shift at the Sherwin-Williams plant in Andover, Kansas, decided to pool money and buy Powerball tickets, the first ticket they bought proved to be a winner.
- Lottery ticket worth $200,000 expired. The holder of a winning Powerball ticket sold in Dakota County, Minnesota, last year has missed the opportunity to cash in. The winner had until 5 p.m. Thursday to claim the $200,000 prize they won by matching the five white balls drawn on Jan. 17, 2007.
- Winner of New York's biggest lottery jackpot sold himself the ticket. The winner of New York's biggest scratch-off lottery jackpot won't have to go out of his way if he wants to thank the person who sold him the lucky ticket. Waleed Alsaidi bought it from his family's Harlem deli while working alone there on New Year's Eve.
- Judge rules thief keeps lottery jackpot. The Massachusetts bank robber accused of violating his probation by scratching and winning a $1 million lottery ticket will keep his windfall and will not face jail time as a result of a court hearing this morning in Barnstable.
- Powerball lottery jackpot largest in 9 months. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in the Wednesday Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $205 million, with a cash option of $98.3 million.
- Misssissippi lottery proposals filed. Among hundreds of proposals filed in Mississippi by lawmakers hoping to beat the midnight filing deadline were two separate bills to create a state lottery.
- Ex-cop told to lie to claim Illinois Lottery prize. Ron Smith was surprised and amazed when an Illinois Lottery staffer asked him if he wanted to claim a lottery prize on a wink-and-nod basis, even though his position has rules against claiming lottery prizes.
- The NC lottery debate continues. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley's support for a lottery is backed in varying degrees among local legislators from his own party and from Republicans who support a voter referendum on a lottery because they say it's favored by a majority of their constituents.
- Lottery yields $6, new heart for Missouri man. A timely winning lottery ticket was a harbinger for a sick man's new heart.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$321 Million
Jan 18, 2020
- 2.$208 Million
Jan 21, 2015
- 3.$205 Million
Jan 20, 2007
- 4.$162 Million
Jan 20, 2017
- 5.€125 Million
Jan 20, 2006
- 6.$135 Million
Jan 18, 2017
- 7.$130 Million
Jan 18, 2005
- 8.$129 Million
Jan 19, 2019
- 9.$116 Million
Jan 21, 2020
- 10.$113 Million
Jan 18, 2014
- 11.€93.16 Million
Jan 19, 2019
- 12.€86.47 Million
Jan 18, 2018
- 13.$100 Million
Jan 19, 2013
- 14.€89 Million
Jan 19, 2016
- 15.$96 Million
Jan 19, 2011
- 16.€74 Million
Jan 19, 2018
- 17.$87 Million
Jan 18, 2006
- 18.$86 Million
Jan 19, 2010
- 19.€80 Million
Jan 20, 2017
- 20.€67 Million
Jan 19, 2018
- 21.€76.81 Million
Jan 19, 2017
- 22.€55 Million
Jan 18, 2008
- 23.$80 Million
Jan 18, 2012
- 24.$78 Million
Jan 20, 2018
- 25.$77 Million
Jan 18, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jan 18, 1988
32 years old
Wednesday, Jan 18, 1984
36 years old
Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
41 years old
Saturday, Jan 18, 1975
45 years old
Saturday, Jan 18, 1975
45 years old
Friday, Jan 18, 1974
46 years old
Tuesday, Jan 18, 1972
48 years old
Sunday, Jan 18, 1970
50 years old
Saturday, Jan 18, 1969
51 years old
Wednesday, Jan 18, 1967
53 years old
Wednesday, Jan 18, 1961
59 years old
Sunday, Jan 18, 1959
61 years old
Sunday, Jan 18, 1959
61 years old
Saturday, Jan 18, 1958
62 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- A bus catches fire on the Samara-Shymkent road in Yrgyz District, Aktobe, Kazakhstan. The fire kills 52 passengers, with three passengers and two drivers escaping.
- The Euphronios Krater is unveiled in Rome after being returned to Italy by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people and Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Cyclone Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.
- The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
- A bushfire kills four people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
- Sierra Leone Civil War is declared over.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
- Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
- The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.
- Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
- The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom's government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
- Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.
- Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
- SFR Yugoslavia's Prime minister, Džemal Bijedić, his wife and six others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Lebanese Christian militias kill at least 1,000 in Karantina, Beirut.
- A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.
- United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.
- Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler", is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.
- Willie O'Ree, the first Black Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.
- World War II: Liberation of Kraków, Poland by the Red Army.
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
- World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
- World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
- Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
- Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
- First Balkan War: A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece.
- Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
- An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith.
- Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
- Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed Kaiser Wilhelm in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Wilhelm already had the title of German Emperor since the constitution of 1 January 1871, but he had hesitated to accept the title.
- Wesley College is established in Melbourne, Australia.
- Jan Willem Janssens surrenders the Dutch Cape Colony to the British.
- The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from Great Britain to Australia arrive at Botany Bay.
- James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
- Frederick I crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg.
- Henry Morgan captures Panama.
- King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Mingyi Swa of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
- Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
- King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV uniting the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
- Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
- Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
- Seven-year-old Leo II succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I as Byzantine emperor. He dies ten months later.
Births On This Day
- Aitana Bonmatí, Spanish footballer
- Bryce Alford, American basketball player
- Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer
- Ilona Kremen, Belarusian tennis player
- Sean Keenan, Australian actor
- Francesco Bardi, Italian footballer
- Diego Simões, Brazilian footballer
- Nacho, Spanish footballer
- Hayle Ibrahimov, Ethiopian-Azerbaijani runner
- Gift Ngoepe, South African baseball player
- Rubén Miño, Spanish footballer
- Ronnie Day, American singer-songwriter
- Angelique Kerber, German tennis player
- Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer
- Boy van Poppel, Dutch cyclist
- Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer
- Christopher Liebig, German rugby player
- Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer
- Marya Roxx, Estonian-American singer-songwriter
- Ikusaburo Yamazaki, Japanese actor and singer
- Dale Begg-Smith, Canadian-Australian skier
- Mark Briscoe, American wrestler
- Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer
- Hyun Woo, South Korean actor
- Kristy Lee Cook, American singer-songwriter
- Ioannis Drymonakos, Greek swimmer
- Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer
- Michael Kearney, American biochemist and academic
- Seung-Hui Cho, South Korean student who perpetrated the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech (d. 2007)
- Benji Schwimmer, American dancer and choreographer
- Viktoria Shklover, Estonian figure skater
- Amir Blumenfeld, Israeli-American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter
- Samantha Mumba, Irish singer-songwriter and actress
- Quinn Allman, American guitarist and producer
- Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Kenyan runner
- Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian painter and illustrator
- Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
- Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
- Kang Dong-won, South Korean actor
- Estelle, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Robert Green, English footballer
- Kert Haavistu, Estonian footballer and manager
- Julius Peppers, American football player
- Jason Segel, American actor and screenwriter
- Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
- Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
- Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
- Kenyatta Jones, American football player
- Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
- Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist
- Bogdan Lobonț, Romanian footballer
- Richard Archer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Laurence Courtois, Belgian tennis player
- Marcelo Gallardo, Argentinian footballer and coach
- Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Christian Burns, English singer-songwriter
- Burnie Burns, American actor, director, and producer, co-founded Rooster Teeth Productions
- Luke Goodwin, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Benjamin Jealous, American civic leader and activist
- Anthony Koutoufides, Australian footballer
- Crispian Mills, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director
- Rolando Schiavi, Argentinian footballer and coach
- Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer, sportscaster, and actor
- Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player
- Kjersti Plätzer, Norwegian race walker
- Amy Barger, American astronomer
- Jonathan Davis, American singer-songwriter
- Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
- Pep Guardiola, Spanish footballer and manager
- Peter Van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
- Dave Bautista, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
- Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
- Jim O'Rourke, American guitarist and producer
- Dean Bailey, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2014)
- Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
- Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player and author
- Kazufumi Miyazawa, Japanese singer
- André Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver
- Brady Anderson, American baseball player
- Richard Dunwoody, Northern Irish jockey and sportscaster
- Virgil Hill, American boxer
- Jane Horrocks, English actress and singer
- Maxime Bernier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada
- Carl McCoy, English singer-songwriter
- Martin O'Malley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 61st Governor of Maryland
- Alison Arngrim, Canadian-American actress
- Peter Beardsley, English footballer and manager
- Bob Hansen, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
- Jeff Yagher, American actor and sculptor
- Mark Rylance, English actor, director, and playwright
- Paul Deighton, Baron Deighton, English banker and politician
- Kevin Costner, American actor, director, and producer
- Brett Hudson, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Peter Moon, Australian comedian and actor
- Michael Behe, American biochemist, author, and academic
- R. Stevie Moore, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist and activist (d. 1982)
- Bob Latchford, English footballer
- Gianfranco Brancatelli, Italian race car driver
- Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)
- Bill Keller, American journalist
- Philippe Starck, French interior designer
- Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player and journalist
- Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
- Perro Aguayo, Mexican wrestler
- Joseph Deiss, Swiss economist and politician, 156th President of the Swiss Confederation
- Henrique Rosa, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2013)
- Rocco Forte, English businessman and philanthropist
- Paul Keating, Australian economist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia
- Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
- Kei Ogura, Japanese singer-songwriter and composer
- Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria
- Paul Freeman, English actor
- Kay Granger, American educator and politician
- Dave Greenslade, English keyboard player and composer
- Charlie Wilson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)
- Denise Bombardier, Canadian journalist and author
- Bobby Goldsboro, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)
- Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican race car driver (d. 1971)
- Curt Flood, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1997)
- Anthony Giddens, English sociologist and academic
- Werner Olk, German footballer and manager
- Hargus "Pig" Robbins, American Country Music Hall of Fame session keyboard and piano player
- John Hume, Northern Irish educator and politician, Nobel Prize laureate
- David Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
- Albert Millaire, Canadian actor and director (d. 2018)
- Jon Stallworthy, English poet, critic, and academic (d. 2014)
- Gad Yaacobi, Israeli academic and diplomat, 10th Israel Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2007)
- Raymond Briggs, English author and illustrator
- Emeka Anyaoku, Nigerian politician, 8th Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- David Bellamy, English botanist, author and academic
- John Boorman, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ray Dolby, American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories (d. 2013)
- William Goodhart, Baron Goodhart, English lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
- Frank McMullen, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2004)
- Jean Vuarnet, French ski racer (d. 2017)
- Robert Anton Wilson, American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2007)
- Chun Doo-hwan, South Korean general and politician, 5th President of South Korea
- Alexander Gomelsky, Soviet and Russian professional basketball coach of Jewish origin (d. 2005)
- Sundaram Balachander, Indian actor, singer, and veena player (d. 1990)
- Randolph Bromery, American geologist and academic (d. 2013)
- Gilles Deleuze, French metaphysician and philosopher (d. 1995)
- John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (d. 2014)
- Sol Yurick, American soldier and author (d. 2013)
- John Graham, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Wales (d. 2012)
- Gerrit Voorting, Dutch cyclist (d. 2015)
- Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
- Toni Turek, German footballer (d. 1984)
- Gustave Gingras, Canadian-English physician and educator (d. 1996)
- Nicholas Oresko, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)
- Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese-American businessman (d. 2008)
- Syl Apps, Canadian pole vaulter, ice hockey player, and politician (d. 1998)
- Santiago Carrillo, Spanish soldier and politician (d. 2012)
- Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1984)
- Arno Schmidt, German author and translator (d. 1979)
- Vitomil Zupan, Slovene author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)
- Carroll Cloar, American artist (d. 1993)
- Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer (d. 1972)
- José María Arguedas, Peruvian anthropologist, author, and poet (d. 1969)
- Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)
- Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist and academic (d. 1993)
- Jacob Bronowski, Polish-English mathematician, historian, and television host (d. 1974)
- János Ferencsik, Hungarian conductor (d. 1984)
- Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mob boss (d. 2002)
- Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordion player and composer (d. 2006)
- Cary Grant, English-American actor (d. 1986)
- Berthold Goldschmidt, German pianist and composer (d. 1996)
- Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1973)
- Albert Kivikas, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1978)
- C. M. Eddy Jr., American author (d. 1967)
- Ville Ritola, Finnish-American runner (d. 1982)
- Toots Mondt, American wrestler and promoter (d. 1976)
- Jorge Guillén, Spanish poet, critic, and academic (d. 1984)
- Oliver Hardy, American actor and comedian (d. 1957)
- Bill Meanix, American hurdler and coach (d. 1957)
- Paul Rostock, German surgeon and academic (d. 1956)
- Thomas Sopwith, English ice hockey player, sailor, and pilot (d. 1989)
- Clara Nordström, Swedish-German author and translator (d. 1962)
- A. A. Milne, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1956)
- Gaston Gallimard, French publisher, founded Éditions Gallimard (d. 1975)
- Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1933)
- Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Italian cardinal (d. 1954)
- Henri Giraud, French general and politician (d. 1949)
- Sam Zemurray, Russian-American businessman, founded the Cuyamel Fruit Company (d. 1961)
- Kantarō Suzuki, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
- Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (d. 1916)
- Daniel Hale Williams, American surgeon and cardiologist (d. 1931)
- Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (d. 1934)
- Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African farmer, soldier, and gun-maker (d. 1900)
- Seth Low, American academic and politician, 92nd Mayor of New York City (d. 1916)
- Edmund Barton, Australian judge and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
- Ioan Slavici, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1925)
- A. A. Ames, American physician and politician, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
- Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (d. 1894)
- Henry Austin Dobson, English poet and author (d. 1921)
- César Cui, Russian general, composer, and critic (d. 1918)
- Constantin von Tischendorf, German theologian and scholar (d. 1874)
- Pratap Singh Bhosle, Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire (d. 1847)
- Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
- Peter Mark Roget, English physician, lexicographer, and theologian (d. 1869)
- Samuel Whitbread, English politician (d. 1815)
- John Nash, English architect (d. 1835)
- Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1831)
- Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1803)
- Johann Jakob Moser, German jurist (d. 1785)
- Montesquieu, French lawyer and philosopher (d. 1755)
- Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
- Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French author (d. 1731)
- Damaris Cudworth Masham, English philosopher and theologian (d. 1708)
- François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French politician, Secretary of State for War (d. 1691)
- Catherine, Duchess of Braganza (d. 1614)
- Isabella Jagiellon, Queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
- Antonio Trivulzio, seniore, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1508)
- Sir Philip Courtenay, British noble (d. 1463)
Deaths On This Day
- John Coughlin, American figure skater (b. 1985)
- Peter Abrahams, South African-Jamaican writer (b. 1919)
- David P. Buckson, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Delaware (1960-1961) (b. 1920)
- Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, English cricketer, businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1939)
- Roberta Peters, American coloratura soprano (b. 1930)
- Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)
- Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1948)
- T. S. Sinnathuray, Judge of the High Court of Singapore (b. 1930)
- Michel Tournier, French journalist and author (b. 1924)
- Alberto Nisman, Argentinian lawyer and prosecutor (b. 1963)
- Christine Valmy, Romanian cosmetologist and author (b. 1926)
- Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (b. 1924)
- Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (b. 1933)
- Kathryn Abbe, American photographer and author (b. 1919)
- Michael Botmang, Nigerian politician, 17th Governor of Plateau State (b. 1938)
- Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
- Andy Graver, English footballer (b. 1927)
- Sarah Marshall, English actress (b. 1933)
- Eugenio Cruz Vargas, Chilean poet and painter (b. 1923)
- Sean Fallon, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
- Jim Horning, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1942)
- Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player (b. 1989)
- Lewis Marnell, Australian skateboarder (b. 1982)
- Ron Nachman, Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
- Anthony Gonsalves, Indian composer and educator (b. 1927)
- Georg Lassen, German captain (b. 1915)
- Yuri Rasovsky, American playwright and producer, founded The National Radio Theater of Chicago (b. 1944)
- Sargent Shriver, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to France (b. 1915)
- Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- Robert B. Parker, American author and academic (b. 1932)
- Tony Hart, English painter and television host (b. 1925)
- Nora Kovach, Hungarian-American ballerina (b. 1931)
- Danai Stratigopoulou, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
- Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet and author (b. 1935)
- Georgia Frontiere, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
- Frank Lewin, American composer and theorist (b. 1925)
- Lois Nettleton, American actress (b. 1927)
- John Stroger, American politician (b. 1929)
- Brent Liles, American bass player (b. 1963)
- Jan Twardowski, Polish priest and poet (b. 1915)
- Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (b. 1973)
- Ed Farhat, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (b. 1907)
- Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
- Dan Georgiadis, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1922)
- Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
- N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1923)
- Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
- Ron Luciano, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1937)
- Dionysios Zakythinos, Greek historian, academic, and politician (b. 1905)
- Melanie Appleby, English singer (b. 1966)
- Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
- Bruce Chatwin, English-French author (b. 1940)
- Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Belarusian general and politician (b. 1902)
- Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1915)
- Cecil Beaton, English fashion designer and photographer (b. 1904)
- Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher and author (b. 1919)
- Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (b. 1897)
- Irina Nikolaevna Levchenko, Russian tank commander (b. 1924)
- Virgil Finlay, American illustrator (b. 1914)
- David O. McKay, American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1873)
- Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1887)
- Goose Tatum, American basketball player and soldier (b. 1921)
- Kathleen Norris, American journalist and author (b. 1880)
- Hugh Gaitskell, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1906)
- Makbule Atadan, Turkish lawyer and politician (b. 1885)
- Konstantin Päts, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Estonia (b. 1874)
- Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani author and screenwriter (b. 1912)
- Sydney Greenstreet, English-American actor (b. 1879)
- Curly Howard, American actor (b. 1903)
- Amy Carmichael, Irish missionary and humanitarian (b. 1867)
- Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, Polish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1865)
- Hermanus Brockmann, Dutch rower (b. 1871)
- Rudyard Kipling, English author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
- Wallace Reid, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1891)
- Charles Floquet, French lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)
- Anton Anderledy, Swiss religious leader, 23rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)
- Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
- Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist and academic (b. 1788)
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, poet, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1803)
- John Tyler, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the United States (b. 1790)
- Panoutsos Notaras, Greek politician (b. 1752)
- Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet and academic (b. 1743)
- Jeanne Quinault, French actress and playwright (b. 1699)
- Francis George of Schönborn-Buchheim, Archbishop-Elector of Trier (b. 1682)
- Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch politician, founded Cape Town (b. 1619)
- Magnus Heinason, Faroese naval hero (b. 1545)
- Margaret of Parma (b. 1522)
- Pietro Bembo, Italian cardinal and scholar (b. 1470)
- Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1417)
- Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)
- Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391)
- Jobst of Moravia, ruler of Moravia, King of the Romans
- Peter I of Portugal (b. 1320)
- Maria of Portugal, infanta (b. 1313)
- Robert FitzWalter, 1st Baron FitzWalter, English baron (b. 1247)
- Saint Margaret of Hungary (b. 1242)
- King Henry I of Cyprus (b. 1217)
- Tamar of Georgia (b. 1160)
- Khumarawayh ibn Ahmad ibn Tulun, ruler of the Tulunids, murdered (b. 864)
- Odilo, duke of Bavaria
- Leo I, Byzantine emperor (b. 401)
- 52 BC
- Publius Clodius Pulcher, Roman politician (b. 93 BC)