On This Day in History: January 2
January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 363 days remain until the end of the year (364 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Few filing claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement; deadline Jan. 7. Victims of the largest lottery scam in U.S. history are expected to pocket only a small fraction of a $4.3 million settlement because of a lack of applicants laying claim to the money, court records show.
- Connecticut Lottery forced to redraw special New Year's raffle after 'human error'. Players of a special New Year's lottery raffle game in Connecticut may be out of luck if they tossed their tickets, after officials disclosed they need to hold a new drawing after 100,000 eligible tickets were mistakenly disregarded Monday.
- State audit questions Georgia Lottery business practices despite record profits to education. A state audit recognized that the Georgia Lottery continues to ramp up its contributions to education every year, but that it could do a better job at maximizing those contributions through efficiencies and other measures.
- Lottery winner recalls moment he became a millionaire. A pizza twirler from Greece by way of Long Island, New York, got the birthday wish of his dreams — a $1 million winning lottery ticket.
- Lottery wranglings could delay new D.C. scratch-off tickets for months. It could be many months before D.C. lottery players see their usual array of new tickets for sale, with a contract controversy that has depleted the D.C. Lottery's supply of scratch-off tickets and has cost the District government hundreds of thousands of dollars showing no sign of ending soon.
- Powerball jackpot a mixed blessing. Sandra Hayes won millions in a Powerball jackpot, and now she is warning others to be careful what they wish for, as she was both blessed and cursed with the big win.
- Ohio Lottery kicks off 2012 with raffle draw. For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2012 will begin with a windfall of one million dollars.
- Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
- Ohio Lottery rings in the New Year with raffle. For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2010 will begin with a windfall of one million dollars.
- Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
- Minnesota Lottery draws winning numbers in raffle. The Minnesota Lottery selected the winning numbers Friday for its special New Year's Day "Millionaire Raffle" drawing.
- Arkansas Lottery finishes 2009 with $132M in sales. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marked the end of its first 95 days of operation at midnight December 31 with a year-end sales total of $132,097,968.
- Tennessee Lottery glitch parade marches on. The new year brought another glitch to the Tennessee lottery, this time with a miscounting Web site clock.
- $1M Wisconsin lottery ticket sold on 'Miracle Mile'. Another winning $1 million lottery ticket was sold at a legendary little Wisconsin store located at 506 S. Main St. in Fond du Lac, along a strip dubbed "The Miracle Mile."
- Kentucky Lottery raffle tickets now on sale. Sales of Kentucky Lottery Corp.'s new game called "Million Dollar Draw," for which only 500,000 tickers will be sold at $10 each, went on sale yesterday.
- Maryland Lottery raffle game sells fewer tickets than hoped. Countdown to Millions, Maryland's raffle-like lottery, didn't sell as many tickets as lottery officials had hoped, and the drawing was delayed one day to sell more.
- Mother of 4 among Florida Lottery raffle winners. Michelle Strother, of Deltona, Florida, said she was elated to be one of the $1 million top prize winners of Florida's holiday raffle game.
- Maryland Lottery Countdown to Millions Raffle Winning Numbers Drawn. The winning numbers for the Maryland Lottery's first-ever raffle were selected on New Year's Day, 2007.
- Minnesota Lottery Millionaire Raffle Results. The Minnesota Lottery selected the winning numbers Monday for its special "Millionaire Raffle" drawing.
- N.C. anti-lottery trying to halt all progress on games. An anti-lottery legal foundation wants a judge to prevent the North Carolina Education Lottery from doing any work while a lawsuit challenging the lottery's passage in the Legislature is heard.
- Lottery winner doesn’t live like a millionaire. When South Dakota resident Pat Fossum of describes her day, it doesn't sound like the lifestyle of a millionaire.
- West Lafayette man wins $1 million on last 'Hoosier Millionaire'. A West Lafayette, Indiana, man won $1,022,000 on the final "Hoosier Millionaire" television show, which ended its 16-year run Saturday night with a special broadcast.
- 2005 a trying year for Texas Lottery chairman. Tom Clowe says he was never much of a gambling man, but he was willing to take his chances when he asked Gov. George W. Bush in 1998 to give him an opportunity to serve the state in a volunteer capacity.
- Penn. Lottery's Raffle Drawing Creates Four New Millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle game has produced four new millionaires to begin the new year.
- Penn. Match 6 Lotto Rules Finalized. Lottery Post presents a summary of the rules for the new Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto game.
- N.C. Couple Claims Half of $221.5 Million Powerball Prize. Norman and Deanna Shue went to a burger joint Thursday after finding out they had won half of Wednesday's $221.5 million Powerball jackpot. They wanted to claim the prize but couldn't because state offices were closed for New Year's Day.
- Wichita Scoutmaster Claims $1.2 Million Super Kansas Cash Jackpot. Michael Irwin of Wichita, Kansas claimed a $1.2 million jackpot on his Super Kansas Cash ticket for the Dec. 31, 2003 drawing.
- $3.4 Million Vermont Megabucks Winner for New Year's Eve. The holder of the single winning Tri-State Megabucks ticket for the New Year's Eve drawing will be starting 2004 with a lot more than just a few New Year's resolutions.
- Convenience store sells winning PA Powerball ticket. A Powerball ticket whose owner can claim half of a $221.5 million New Year's Eve jackpot was sold at a convenience store outside York, Pennsylvania, officials said yesterday.
- Clover, S.C. store sold winning lottery ticket. As people drove past the tidy mill houses in town and the mobile homes on the outskirts of town Thursday, they couldn't help but wonder: Is somebody in one of those homes holding the $110 million ticket?
- Three Lottery Winners Wait to Step Forward. Someone who buys lottery tickets in this Cleveland suburb is going to have a prosperous new year. Ditto for ticket buyers in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
- Tennessee Students Can Begin Applying for Lottery Scholarships. Today is the first day for high school students to begin applying for Tennessee lottery scholarships.
- Tennessee lottery debate looms. With a state lottery poised to launch next month, Tennessee state legislators face an early decision on whether to unseat those who are directing it and later debate on other gambling issues.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$460.9 Million
Jan 3, 2018
- 2.$380 Million
Jan 4, 2011
- 3.$361 Million
Jan 2, 2018
- 4.$355.8 Million
Jan 2, 2016
- 5.$237 Million
Jan 4, 2020
- 6.$188 Million
Jan 2, 2015
- 7.€112 Million
Jan 3, 2014
- 8.$145 Million
Jan 5, 2016
- 9.$131 Million
Jan 3, 2015
- 10.€88 Million
Jan 6, 2006
- 11.$105 Million
Jan 3, 2017
- 12.€78 Million
Jan 5, 2007
- 13.$100 Million
Jan 3, 2007
- 14.€84.96 Million
Jan 3, 2019
- 15.€79.76 Million
Jan 2, 2018
- 16.€90 Million
Jan 6, 2017
- 17.$90 Million
Jan 3, 2009
- 18.$84 Million
Jan 2, 2007
- 19.$81 Million
Jan 3, 2004
- 20.$80 Million
Jan 4, 2017
- 21.€58 Million
Jan 3, 2012
- 22.€69.69 Million
Jan 3, 2017
- 23.£47.41 Million
Jan 2, 2016
- 24.€62 Million
Jan 3, 2020
- 25.$67 Million
Jan 4, 2005
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Jan 2, 1994
26 years old
Saturday, Jan 2, 1988
32 years old
Thursday, Jan 2, 1986
34 years old
Wednesday, Jan 2, 1985
35 years old
Sunday, Jan 2, 1983
37 years old
Wednesday, Jan 2, 1980
40 years old
Tuesday, Jan 2, 1979
41 years old
Saturday, Jan 2, 1971
49 years old
Thursday, Jan 2, 1969
51 years old
Tuesday, Jan 2, 1968
52 years old
Thursday, Jan 2, 1964
56 years old
Monday, Jan 2, 1961
59 years old
Monday, Jan 2, 1961
59 years old
Thursday, Jan 2, 1958
62 years old
Wednesday, Jan 2, 1957
63 years old
Monday, Jan 2, 1956
64 years old
Monday, Jan 2, 1950
70 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.
- Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lanka Navy kill 35-100 civilians on the Jaffna Lagoon.
- Sharon Pratt Kelly becomes the first African American woman mayor of a major city and first woman Mayor of the District of Columbia.
- One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
- On the orders of Pakistan's president, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, paramilitary forces opened fire on peaceful protesting workers in Multan, Pakistan, its known as 1978 massacre at Multan Colony Textile Mills.
- The Gale of January 1976 begins, resulting in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, affecting countries from Ireland to Yugoslavia and causing at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.
- At the opening of a new railway line, a bomb blast at Samastipur, Bihar, India, fatally wounds Lalit Narayan Mishra, Minister of Railways.
- The Federal Rules of Evidence are approved by the United States Congress.
- United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
- The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match.
- Ronald Reagan, past movie actor and future President of the United States, is sworn in as Governor of California.
- Vietnam War: The Viet Cong wins its first major victory, at the Battle of Ap Bac.
- Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.
- Following the assassination of the Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera, his deputy, José Ramón Guizado, takes power, but is quickly deposed after his involvement in Cantera's death is discovered.
- India establishes its highest civilian awards, the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan.
- Luis Muñoz Marín is inaugurated as the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) obtains the conviction of 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring.
- World War II: Manila is captured by Japanese forces, enabling them to control the Philippines.
- World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
- The second Palmer Raid, ordered by the US Department of Justice, results in 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists being arrested and held without trial.
- Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China.
- American statesman and diplomat John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.
- Uruguayan War: The Siege of Paysandú ends as the Brazilians and Coloradans capture Paysandú, Uruguay.
- Captain James Onslow, in the Clio, arrives at Port Egmont to reassert British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
- The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded by a group of six engineers; Thomas Telford would later become its first president.
- Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, North America, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War.
- Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.
- Trunajaya rebellion: Amangkurat II of Mataram and his bodyguards execute the rebel leader Trunajaya. a month after the rebel leader was captured by the Dutch East India Company.
- Reconquista: The Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders.
- Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy.
- The Alemanni cross the frozen Rhine in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire.
- AD 69
- The Roman legions in Germania Superior refuse to swear loyalty to Galba. They rebel and proclaim Vitellius as emperor.
Births On This Day
- Korbin Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
- Damien Tussac, French-German rugby player
- Kate Bosworth, American actress
- Maxi Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer
- Brian Boucher, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Stefan Koubek, Austrian tennis player
- Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby player
- Ludmila Formanová, Czech runner
- Tomáš Řepka, Czech footballer
- Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey player and manager
- Rodney MacDonald, Canadian educator and politician, 26th Premier of Nova Scotia
- Renée Elise Goldsberry, American actress
- Eric Whitacre, American composer and conductor
- Christy Turlington, American model
- István Bagyula, Hungarian pole vaulter
- William Fox-Pitt, English horse rider and journalist
- Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
- Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor and producer
- Jón Gnarr, Icelandic actor and politician; 20th Mayor of Reykjavik City
- Tia Carrere, American actress
- Francois Pienaar, South African rugby player
- Pernell Whitaker, American boxer
- David Cone, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Edgar Martínez, American baseball player
- Craig James, American football player and sportscaster
- Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
- Paula Hamilton, English model
- Robert Wexler, American lawyer and politician
- Kirti Azad, Indian cricketer and politician
- Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist and educator
- Lynda Barry, American cartoonist and author
- Henry Bonilla, American broadcaster and politician
- Évelyne Trouillot, Haitian playwright and author
- Indulis Emsis, Latvian biologist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Latvia
- Alexander Pogrebinsky, Ukrainian-American painter and educator
- Christopher Durang, American playwright and screenwriter
- Iris Marion Young, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)
- Calvin Hill, American football player
- David Shapiro, American poet, historian, and critic
- Jack Hanna, American zoologist and author
- Charlie Davis, Trinidadian cricketer
- Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian field marshal and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Cambodia
- Péter Eötvös, Hungarian composer and conductor
- Janet Akyüz Mattei, Turkish-American astronomer (d. 2004)
- Dennis Hastert, American educator and politician, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
- Thomas Hammarberg, Swedish lawyer and diplomat
- Jim Bakker, American televangelist
- Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian economist and politician, Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)
- David Bailey, English photographer and painter
- Lynn Conway, American computer scientist and electrical engineer
- Robert Smithson, American sculptor and photographer (d. 1973)
- Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1992)
- Ed Casey, Australian banker and politician (d. 2006)
- Keith Thomas, Welsh historian, author, and academic
- Richard Riley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of Education
- James D. Murray, Scottish mathematician and academic
- Toshiki Kaifu, Japanese lawyer and politician, 76th Prime Minister of Japan
- Avie Bennett, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2017)
- Dan Rostenkowski, American politician (d. 2010)
- Gino Marchetti, American football player
- William J. Crowe, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2007)
- Eraño Manalo, 2nd Executive Minister (Tagapamahalang Pangkalahatan) of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) (d. 2009)
- Evgenios Spatharis, Greek puppeteer, actor, and director (d. 2009)
- Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
- Isaac Asimov, Russian-American chemist, author, and academic (d. 1992)
- Beatrice Hicks, American engineer (d. 1979)
- Willi Graf, German physician and activist (d. 1943)
- Vera Zorina, German-Norwegian actress and dancer (d. 2003)
- Anna Lee, English-American actress (d. 2004)
- Juanita Jackson Mitchell, American lawyer and activist (d. 1992)
- Barry Goldwater, American politician, businessman, and author (d. 1998)
- Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer and author (d. 2009)
- Luigi Zampa, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
- Michael Tippett, English composer and conductor (d. 1998)
- Walter Heitler, German physicist and chemist (d. 1981)
- Kane Tanaka, Japanese supercentenarian, oldest verified living person
- Dan Keating, Irish Republican Army volunteer (d. 2007)
- Bob Marshall, American activist, co-founded The Wilderness Society (d. 1939)
- Una Ledingham, British physician, known for research on diabetes in pregnancy (d. 1965)
- William Haines, American actor and interior designer (d. 1973)
- Theodore Plucknett, English legal historian (d. 1965)
- Dziga Vertov, Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (d. 1954)
- Lawrence Wackett, Australian commander and engineer (d. 1982)
- Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (d. 1948)
- Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
- Artur Rodziński, Polish-American conductor (d. 1958)
- Giovanni Michelucci, Italian architect and urban planner, designed the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (d. 1990)
- Bertram Stevens, Australian accountant and politician, 25th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1973)
- Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English explorer and author (d. 1959)
- Gordon Flowerdew, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
- Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-Israeli historian and politician, 4th Israeli Minister of Education (d. 1973)
- Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, Indian activist, founded the Nair Service Society (d. 1970)
- Antonie Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer and theorist (d. 1960)
- Thérèse of Lisieux, French nun and saint (d. 1897)
- Ernst Barlach, German sculptor and playwright (d. 1938)
- Tex Rickard, American boxing promoter and businessman (d. 1929)
- Gilbert Murray, Australian-English playwright and scholar (d. 1957)
- Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor (d. 1919)
- Dugald Campbell Patterson, Canadian engineer (d. 1931)
- William Corless Mills, American historian and curator (d. 1928)
- M. Carey Thomas, American educator and activist (d. 1935)
- Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1910)
- Mendele Mocher Sforim, Russian author (d. 1917)
- Queen Emma of Hawaii (d. 1885)
- Frederick A. Johnson, American banker and politician (d. 1893)
- Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Russian geographer and statistician (d. 1914)
- Rudolf Clausius, Polish-German physicist and mathematician (d. 1888)
- Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1869)
- Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor and educator (d. 1857)
- František Brixi, Czech organist and composer (d. 1771)
- James Wolfe, English general (d. 1759)
- Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)
- Osman III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1757)
- Nathaniel Bacon, English-American rebel leader (d. 1676)
- Mehmed IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1693)
- Henry of Stolberg, German nobleman (d. 1572)
- Piero di Cosimo, Italian painter (d. 1522)
- Yōzei, Japanese emperor (d. 949)
Deaths On This Day
- Daryl Dragon, American musician (b. 1942)
- Bob Einstein, American actor and comedian (b. 1942)
- Gene Okerlund, American wrestling announcer (b. 1942)
- Guida Maria, Portuguese actress (b. 1950)
- Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader, 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1927)
- Jean Vuarnet, French ski racer (b. 1933)
- John Berger, English art critic, novelist and painter (b. 1926)
- Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
- Frances Cress Welsing, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1935)
- Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Arabian religious leader (b. 1959)
- Gisela Mota Ocampo, mayor of Temixco, Morelos, Mexico, assassinated (b. 1982)
- Derek Minter, English motorcycle racer (b. 1932)
- Tihomir Novakov, Serbian-American physicist and academic (b. 1929)
- Bernard Glasser, American director and producer (b. 1924)
- Elizabeth Jane Howard, English author and screenwriter (b. 1923)
- Jay Traynor, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
- Michael J. Matthews, American lawyer and politician; 34th Mayor of Atlantic City (b. 1934)
- Gerda Lerner, Austrian-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1920)
- Teresa Torańska, Polish journalist and author (b. 1944)
- Gordon Hirabayashi, American-Canadian sociologist and academic (b. 1918)
- Larry Reinhardt, American guitarist (b. 1948)
- Silvana Gallardo, American actress and producer (b. 1953)
- William P. Carey, American businessman and philanthropist, founded W. P. Carey (b. 1930)
- Yoshiro Hayashi, Japanese golfer (b. 1922)
- Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930)
- Bali Ram Bhagat, Indian politician; 16th Governor of Rajasthan (b. 1922)
- Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
- David R. Ross, Scottish historian and author (b. 1958)
- Inger Christensen, Danish poet and author (b. 1935)
- Dnyaneshwar Agashe, Indian businessman and cricketer (b. 1942)
- George MacDonald Fraser, Scottish journalist and author (b. 1925)
- Lee S. Dreyfus, American sailor, academic, and politician, 40th Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1926)
- A. Richard Newton, Australian-American engineer and academic (b. 1951)
- David Perkins, American geneticist and academic (b. 1919)
- Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian and author (b. 1941)
- Robert C. Solomon, American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1942)
- Teddy Kollek, Hungarian-Israeli politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
- Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1913)
- Osa Massen, Danish-American actress (b. 1914)
- Frank Kelly Freas, American illustrator and painter (b. 1922)
- Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist and physician (b. 1911)
- William P. Rogers, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (b. 1913)
- Elmo Zumwalt, American admiral (b. 1920)
- Patrick O'Brian, English author and translator (b. 1914)
- Rolf Liebermann, Swiss-French composer and manager (b. 1910)
- Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
- Karl Targownik, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and author (b. 1915)
- Nancy Kelly, American actress (b. 1921)
- Siad Barre, Somalian general and politician; 3rd President of Somalia (b. 1919)
- Dixy Lee Ray, American biologist and politician; 17th Governor of Washington (b. 1914)
- Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, French lawyer and businessman (b. 1915)
- Alan Hale Jr., American film and television actor (b. 1921)
- Evangelos Averoff, Greek historian and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence (b. 1910)
- Safdar Hashmi, Indian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1954)
- Harekrushna Mahatab, Indian journalist and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Odisha (b. 1899)
- Una Merkel, American actress (b. 1903)
- Dick Emery, English comedian and actor (b. 1915)
- Erroll Garner, American pianist and composer (b. 1921)
- Siraj Sikder, Bangladesh revolutionary leader (b. 1944)
- Tex Ritter, American actor (b. 1905)
- Nikolai Stepulov, Russian-Estonian boxer (b. 1913)
- Dick Powell, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1904)
- Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (b. 1910)
- Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American author (b. 1880)
- Paul Sauvé, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Quebec (b. 1907)
- Guccio Gucci, Italian businessman and fashion designer, founded Gucci (b. 1881)
- William Campion, English colonel and politician, 21st Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
- James Dooley, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1877)
- Joe Darling, Australian cricketer and politician (b. 1870)
- Mischa Levitzki, Russian-American pianist and composer (b. 1898)
- Roman Dmowski, Polish politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1864)
- Sabine Baring-Gould, English author and scholar (b. 1834)
- Paul Adam, French author (b. 1862)
- Léon Flameng, French cyclist (b. 1877)
- Karl Goldmark, Hungarian violinist and composer (b. 1830)
- Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (b. 1855)
- James Longstreet, American general and diplomat (b. 1821)
- George Biddell Airy, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1801)
- Frederick William IV of Prussia (b. 1795)
- Micanopy, American tribal chief (b. 1780)
- John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English statesman (b. 1690)
- Domenico Zipoli, Italian organist and composer (b. 1688)
- Luisa Carvajal y Mendoza, Spanish mystical poet and Catholic martyr (b. 1566)
- Salima Sultan Begum, Empress of the Mughal Empire (b. 1539)
- Pontormo, Italian painter and educator (b. 1494)
- Francesco Canova da Milano, Italian composer (b. 1497)
- William Smyth, English bishop and academic (b. 1460)
- Svante Nilsson, Sweden politician (b. 1460)
- Heinrich Reuß von Plauen, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
- Lodomer, Hungarian prelate, Archbishop of Esztergom
- Theodora Komnene, Duchess of Austria, daughter of Andronikos Komnenos
- Bertrand de Blanchefort, sixth Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. c. 1109)
- William de St-Calais, Bishop of Durham and chief counsellor of William II of England
- Liu Chengyou, Emperor Yin of the Later Han
- Su Fengji, Chinese official and chancellor