On This Day in History: January 20
January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 345 days remain until the end of the year (346 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Oops, Georgia Lottery can't find a C8 Corvette to award man who won 'Corvette and Cash' game. A Georgia man who won the top prize of a C8 Corvette in a scratch-off lottery game is having trouble claiming his prized car, as the Georgia Lottery is unable to locate a car to award him.
- $970 MILLION: Mega lottery jackpot set for Friday. The most commonly-heard phrase this week just might be, "Did you get Mega Millions tickets?"
- Bill to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous passes Virginia Senate. A bill that would allow lottery winners in Virginia to remain anonymous has cleared one hurdle toward becoming a law.
- California Lottery officials seized surveillance footage from store that sold Powerball ticket. Whoever bought the winning Powerball ticket from a Chino Hills, California, 7-Eleven remains a mystery, even to the store's owner.
- Lucky NJ man wins third major lottery prize. A Brick Township, New Jersey, man seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to the New Jersey Lottery's scratch-off games.
- NH Lottery launches bacon-scented scratch ticket. The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket, the organization announced Monday.
- Wyoming Lottery to start its first in-state game in March. The United States' newest lottery, Wyoming, is set to begin its first in-state lottery game in two months.
- Hot Lotto trust representative won't name winner. An Iowa Lottery spokeswoman says a New York attorney behind the jackpot mystery didn't answer key questions during their meeting Tuesday.
- Representative of Hot Lotto winner named in lawsuit. The case of the most mysterious jackpot winner in the history of the Iowa Lottery got even more convoluted Thursday.
- Lotto tickets bought with bags of coins lead to bust in massive Metro theft. A long-running scam to steal thousands of Metro riders' fares unraveled this week after a man in a police uniform driving a Jaguar bought thousands of Virginia lottery tickets with bags and bags of apparently stolen coins.
- Atlantic Lottery Web site suffers three-day outage. The Atlantic Lottery Corp. website was down for a third day as technicians worked behind the scenes to do an upgrade on the site, widely used by lottery players to check winning ticket numbers or play games.
- $32M Calif. Lottery jackpot claimed. A 53-year-old quality control inspector and life-long resident of Orosi, California, came forward Tuesday to claim Saturday's $32 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot.
- Kentucky Lottery retailers get technology upgrade. New terminals will soon be in place at all Kentucky lottery retailers which will provide smoother and safer transactions for players.
- Multi-state lottery options will expand in 33 states. On Jan. 31, a multi-state wave will roll over the USA. 33 out of 44 states with a lottery (including D.C.) will begin selling tickets for both of the USA's nation-wide games.
- Missouri Lottery raffle makes a millionaire. Somebody is $1 million richer following the Missouri Lottery's Million-Dollar Raffle drawing, which was held today.
- Indiana convenience store sells winning $163M Powerball ticket. The Southeast Indiana community of Lawrenceburg is buzzing with news that a convenience store there sold the one winning Powerball ticket in Saturday's drawing.
- Custer rich with Powerball winners. With the second $200,000 Powerball winning ticket having been sold in the Southern Hills community of Custer, South Dakota, in less than six months, Powerball business was brisk Monday.
- Lottery scammer who later won shot, killed. A Fort Lauderdale man who once went to jail for making fake lottery tickets -- and then won a million-dollar prize for real -- died from a gunshot wound.
- Woman 'hiding lottery win from husband'. A mystery woman claimed today she has won £1.5 million (US$2.65 million) from the UK National Lottery -- but has hidden her fortune from colleagues, friends and family.
- Illinois Lottery exploring Internet sales again. A proposal from last spring to authorize Internet sales of Illinois lottery tickets popped up again Thursday, a week after Gov. Rod Blagojevich unveiled a controversial initiative to include keno in the lottery as a way to finance school construction bonds.
- Papers provide details on N.C. Lottery lobby. Meredith Norris, former top political aide to North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black, urged him to call Gov. Mike Easley and push for a lottery-legislation change suggested by a lottery company executive during last year's General Assembly session, documents released Thursday show.
- Lottery millionaire facing jail. A convicted criminal who won a £9.7 million National Lottery jackpot is facing another jail sentence -- seven months after saying he was "turning over a new leaf".
- Judge questions Tenn. Lottery's handling of harassment investigation. A judge said a Tennessee Lottery investigation of workplace harassment violated due process and questioned whether it justified forcing a high-ranking lottery official out of his job.
- Woman Cashes Lottery Ticket From 1992. In a case of better late then never, an Australian woman has collected 100,000 Australian dollars (US$74,810) after cashing in a lottery ticket more than a decade after it was bought, an official said Friday.
- Jackpot runner-up says lottery officials reneged on settlement offer. A 57-year-old Fayetteville, Tenn., man who sued the Tennessee Lottery after its first, and to date only, $1 million drawing last summer said he feels doubly cheated after a series of talks with lottery officials left him with no settlement agreement.
- Newport Beach Man Claims $81 Million California Lottery Jackpot. A 25-year-old Newport Beach man was identified Tuesday as the sole winner of last Wednesday's $81 million California SuperLotto Plus lottery jackpot.
- Jury rules lottery pool members entitled to share Mega Millions prize. A jury found that a postal employee must share a $175,000 Mega Millions lottery prize with co-workers who accused him of cheating them out of their cut.
- Landmark bill would ban computerized lottery drawings in Delaware. A bipartisan duo of lawmakers said Wednesday they intend to push a bill to require the Delaware state lottery to abandon a computer that picks winning lottery numbers.
- Wash. Lottery considers adding third weekly drawing. The Washington Lottery Commission will meet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today to consider adding a drawing on Mondays for their flagship Lotto and Quinto games.
- NY Gov. proposes new lottery games. In his budget released Tuesday, Gov. George E. Pataki projected profits will grow to more than $2 billion next year with the help of new games and expanded hours.
- Commission approves settlement between House leader, GTECH. The Rhode Island state Ethics Commission was to vote Tuesday on a proposed settlement that would have House Majority Leader Gordon Fox pay a $10,000 fine for voting on a $770 million, no-bid deal for the lottery company GTECH in which his law firm was involved.
- Record Powerball winner loses more money. For the second time in several months, Jack Whittaker's vehicle was broken into and thousands of dollars were taken.
- Louisiana Lottery reports boost due to Powerball. Louisiana lottery revenue took a significant jump last year, largely because of four Powerball jackpots that exceeded $100 million in the last half of 2003, lottery officials said.
- Scratch-offs bring big cash to states. Scratch-off lottery tickets may not produce the drama associated with high-jackpot games like Powerball or Mega Millions, but to most state lotteries they bring in something just as important: money.
- College student wins $20 million Super 7 jackpot. Colin McDonald of Belleville, Ontario won't have to worry about a business assignment that was due this week, or the cost of books and rising tuition fees after he won last Friday's $20 million Super 7 jackpot.
- N.C. surrounded by state gambling. Tennessee's launch of a state lottery on Tuesday leaves North Carolina surrounded by states sponsoring gambling games.
- Ohio City Can't Collect Taxes From Mega Millions. City officials in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid were stunned to learn that they can't collect $1.4 million in income taxes from the winner because the city charter wasn't updated to include lottery winnings as taxable income.
- First Lottery Tickets Sold in Tennessee. Lottery fans dreaming of riches waited patiently until after midnight to try their luck as Tennessee became the last state in the Southeast to offer legal gambling.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$1.05 Billion
Jan 22, 2021
- 2.$731.1 Million
Jan 20, 2021
- 3.$343 Million
Jan 22, 2020
- 4.$208 Million
Jan 21, 2015
- 5.$205 Million
Jan 20, 2007
- 6.$162 Million
Jan 20, 2017
- 7.$153 Million
Jan 21, 2017
- 8.€125 Million
Jan 20, 2006
- 9.$144 Million
Jan 23, 2019
- 10.$131 Million
Jan 22, 2014
- 11.$118 Million
Jan 22, 2011
- 12.$116 Million
Jan 21, 2020
- 13.€94.71 Million
Jan 21, 2021
- 14.€104 Million
Jan 22, 2016
- 15.$110 Million
Jan 23, 2013
- 16.€73 Million
Jan 25, 2008
- 17.€87.65 Million
Jan 20, 2018
- 18.€94.24 Million
Jan 22, 2019
- 19.€85.08 Million
Jan 26, 2018
- 20.$105 Million
Jan 22, 2010
- 21.$101 Million
Jan 21, 2006
- 22.$100 Million
Jan 21, 2012
- 23.€81 Million
Jan 23, 2018
- 24.€79 Million
Jan 22, 2021
- 25.€80 Million
Jan 20, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jan 20, 1986
35 years old
Tuesday, Jan 20, 1981
40 years old
Tuesday, Jan 20, 1981
40 years old
Sunday, Jan 20, 1980
41 years old
Thursday, Jan 20, 1977
44 years old
Sunday, Jan 20, 1974
47 years old
Thursday, Jan 20, 1972
49 years old
Saturday, Jan 20, 1968
53 years old
Friday, Jan 20, 1967
54 years old
Monday, Jan 20, 1964
57 years old
Friday, Jan 20, 1961
60 years old
Tuesday, Jan 20, 1959
62 years old
Tuesday, Jan 20, 1959
62 years old
Thursday, Jan 20, 1955
66 years old
Friday, Jan 20, 1950
71 years old
Saturday, Jan 20, 1945
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America. At 78, he becomes the oldest person ever inaugurated. Kamala Harris becomes the first female Vice President of the United States.
- A group of four or five gunmen attack The Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, sparking a 12-hour battle. The attack kills 40 people and injures many others.
- Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becoming the first African-American President of the United States.
- A protest movement in Iceland culminates as the 2009 Icelandic financial crisis protests start.
- President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent four-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
- Air Inter Flight 148, an Airbus A320-111, crashes into a mountain near Strasbourg, France, killing 87 of the 96 people on board.
- Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
- Protests in Azerbaijan, part of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.
- In the United States, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
- Twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States of America, Iran releases 52 American hostages.
- Amílcar Cabral, leader of the independence movement in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, is assassinated in Conakry, Guinea.
- Pakistan launches its nuclear weapons program, a few weeks after its defeat in the Bangladesh Liberation War, as well as the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
- John F. Kennedy is inaugurated the 35th President of the United States of America, becoming the youngest man to be elected into that office, and the first Catholic.
- In the United States, the National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
- Point Four Program, a program for economic aid to poor countries, is announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.
- World War II: The provisional government of Béla Miklós in Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies.
- World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
- World War II: At the Wannsee Conference held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi German officials discuss the implementation of the "Final Solution to the Jewish question".
- A German officer is killed in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner are sworn in for their second terms as U.S. President and U.S. Vice President; it is the first time a Presidential Inauguration takes place on January 20 since the 20th Amendment changed the dates of presidential terms.
- King George V of the United Kingdom dies. His eldest son succeeds to the throne, becoming Edward VIII. The title Prince of Wales is not used for another 22 years.
- The first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, In Old Arizona, is released.
- The British K-class submarine HMS K5 sinks in the English Channel; all 56 on board die.
- The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.
- Newly formed automaker General Motors (GM) buys into the Oakland Motor Car Company, which later becomes GM’s long-running Pontiac division.
- The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
- The last day of the Constantinople Conference results in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans.
- Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
- In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.
- The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Port Jackson is a more suitable location for a colony.
- Invading Siamese forces attempt to exploit the political chaos in Vietnam, but are ambushed and annihilated at the Mekong river by the Tây Sơn in the Battle of Rạch Gầm-Xoài Mút.
- The Kingdom of Great Britain signs preliminary articles of peace with France, setting the stage for the official end of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War later that year.
- The High Court of Justice for the trial of Charles I begins its proceedings.
- The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
- Battle of Rio de Janeiro: Portuguese forces under the command of Estácio de Sá definitively drive the French out of Rio de Janeiro.
- Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
- Edward Balliol surrenders his claim to the Scottish throne to Edward III in exchange for an English pension.
- Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland.
- The first English parliament to include not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns holds its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the "Houses of Parliament".
- King Chindasuinth, at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom.
- Pope Fabian is martyred during the Decian persecution.
Births On This Day
- Joey Badass, American rapper and actor
- Calum Chambers, English footballer
- Seán Kavanagh, Irish footballer
- Lucas Piazon, Brazilian footballer
- Lorenzo Crisetig, Italian footballer
- Jorge Zárate, Mexican footballer
- Ciara Hanna, American actress and model
- Tom Cairney, Scottish footballer, midfielder
- Polona Hercog, Slovenian tennis player
- Ray Thompson, Australian rugby league player
- Nick Foles, American football player
- Washington Santana da Silva, Brazilian footballer
- Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, New Zealand rugby league player
- Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé, Nigerian footballer
- Jeffrén Suárez, Spanish footballer
- Janin Lindenberg, German sprinter
- Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2011)
- Marina Inoue, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Ruchi Sanghvi, Indian computer engineer
- Fredrik Strømstad, Norwegian footballer
- Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
- Owen Hargreaves, English footballer
- Jason Richardson, American basketball player
- Karl Anderson, American wrestler
- Philippe Cousteau, Jr., American-French oceanographer and journalist
- Philippe Gagnon, Canadian swimmer
- Kim Jeong-hoon, South Korean singer and actor
- Petra Rampre, Slovenian tennis player
- Choo Ja-hyun, South Korean actress
- Will Young, English singer-songwriter and actor
- Salvatore Aronica, Italian footballer
- Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete
- Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer
- Paul Adams, South African cricketer and coach
- Kirsty Gallacher, Scottish journalist and sportscaster
- Michael Myers, American football player
- Gretha Smit, Dutch speed skater
- Norberto Fontana, Argentinian racing driver
- Zac Goldsmith, English journalist and politician
- David Dei, Italian footballer and coach
- Stephen Crabb, Scottish-Welsh politician, Secretary of State for Wales
- Queen Mathilde of Belgium
- Nikki Haley, American accountant and politician, 116th Governor of South Carolina
- Derrick Green, American singer
- Gary Barlow, English singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Ger McDonnell, Irish mountaineer and engineer (d. 2008)
- Jung Woong-in, South Korean actor
- Questlove, American drummer, DJ, and producer
- Wakanohana Masaru, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 66th Yokozuna
- Edwin McCain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Skeet Ulrich, American actor
- Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker and activist, co-founded MindVox
- Nicky Wire, Welsh singer-songwriter and bass player
- Nick Anderson, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Junior Murray, Grenadian cricketer
- Stacey Dash, American actress and television journalist
- Kellyanne Conway, American political strategist and pundit
- Rainn Wilson, American actor
- Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer defender and manager
- Sophie, Countess of Wessex
- Warren Joyce, English footballer and manager
- John Michael Montgomery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
- Ozzie Guillén, Venezuelan-American baseball player and manager
- Ron Harper, American basketball player and coach
- Jack Lewis, American soldier and author
- Kazushige Nojima, Japanese screenwriter and songwriter
- Aquilino Pimentel III, Filipino lawyer and politician
- Fareed Zakaria, Indian-American journalist and author
- James Denton, American actor
- Mark Ryden, American painter and illustrator
- Apa Sherpa, Nepalese-American mountaineer
- Scott Thunes, American bass player
- Will Wright, American video game designer, co-founded Maxis
- Tami Hoag, American author
- R. A. Salvatore, American author
- Lorenzo Lamas, American actor, director, and producer
- Andy Sheppard, English saxophonist and composer
- Maria Larsson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Health and Social Affairs
- Bill Maher, American comedian, political commentator, media critic, television host, and producer
- John Naber, American swimmer
- McKeeva Bush, Caymanian politician, Premier of the Cayman Islands
- Alison Seabeck, English lawyer and politician
- Jeffrey Epstein, American financier and convicted sex offender (d. 2019)
- Nikos Sideris, Greek psychiatrist and poet
- Paul Stanley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- John Witherow, South African-English journalist and author
- Iván Fischer, Hungarian conductor and composer
- Daniel Benzali, Brazilian-American actor
- William Mgimwa, Tanzanian banker and politician, 13th Tanzanian Minister of Finance (d. 2014)
- Mahamane Ousmane, Nigerien politician, President of Niger
- Göran Persson, Swedish lawyer and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Sweden
- Nancy Kress, American author and academic
- Natan Sharansky, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel
- Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and sportscaster
- David Lynch, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Vladimír Merta, Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist
- Christopher Martin-Jenkins, English journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)
- Eric Stewart, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- José Luis Garci, Spanish director and producer
- Farhad Mehrad, Iranian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
- Pat Parker, American poet
- Linda Moulton Howe, American journalist and producer
- Carol Heiss, American figure skater and actress
- Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
- Mandé Sidibé, Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali (d. 2009)
- Paul Coverdell, American captain and politician (d. 2000)
- Chandra Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan-English mathematician, astronomer, and biologist
- Derek Dougan, Irish-English footballer and journalist (d. 2007)
- Bailey Howell, American basketball player
- Dorothy Provine, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2010)
- Hennie Aucamp, South African poet, author, and academic (d. 2014)
- Tom Baker, English actor
- Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2016)
- David Lee, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese pianist and composer (d. 1992)
- Buzz Aldrin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
- Arte Johnson, American actor and comedian (d. 2019)
- Masaharu Kawakatsu, Japanese biologist
- Fireball Roberts, American race car driver (d. 1964)
- Antonio de Almeida, French conductor and musicologist (d. 1997)
- Qurratulain Hyder, Indian-Pakistani journalist and academic (d. 2007)
- Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)
- David Tudor, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
- Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2015)
- Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, and politician (d. 2020)
- Yvonne Loriod, French pianist and composer (d. 2010)
- Slim Whitman, American country and western singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2013)
- Ray Anthony, American trumpet player, composer, bandleader, and actor
- Don Mankiewicz, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Telmo Zarra, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
- Federico Fellini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- DeForest Kelley, American actor (d. 1999)
- Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian ski jumper and author (d. 2006)
- Juan García Esquivel, Mexican pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2002)
- Nevin Scrimshaw, American scientist (d. 2013)
- Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Pakistani businessman and politician, 7th President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
- W. Cleon Skousen, American author and academic (d. 2006)
- Joy Adamson, Austria-Kenyan painter and conservationist (d. 1980)
- Gōgen Yamaguchi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1989)
- Fleur Cowles, American author and illustrator (d. 2009)
- Paula Wessely, Austrian actress and producer (d. 2000)
- Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)
- Leon Ames, American actor (d. 1993)
- Kevin Barry, Irish Republican Army volunteer (d. 1920)
- Dorothy Annan, English painter, potter, and muralist (d. 1983)
- Colin Clive, English actor (d. 1937)
- Clarice Cliff, English potter (d. 1972)
- Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese engineer (d. 1990)
- U Razak, Burmese educator and politician (d. 1947)
- George Burns, American actor, comedian, and producer (d. 1996)
- Gábor Szegő, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1985)
- Harold Gray, American cartoonist, created Little Orphan Annie (d. 1968)
- Walter Piston, American composer, theorist, and academic (d. 1976)
- Georg Åberg, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)
- Mischa Elman, Ukrainian-American violinist (d. 1967)
- Allan Haines Loughead, American engineer and businessman, founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company (d. 1969)
- Lead Belly, American folk/blues musician and songwriter (d. 1949)
- Enoch L. Johnson, American mob boss (d. 1968)
- Forrest Wilson, American journalist and author (d. 1942)
- Johnny Torrio, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1957)
- Walter W. Bacon, American accountant and politician, 60th Governor of Delaware (d. 1962)
- Ruth St. Denis, American dancer and educator (d. 1968)
- Finlay Currie, Scottish-English actor (d. 1968)
- Josef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist and composer (d. 1957)
- Steve Bloomer, English footballer and coach (d. 1938)
- Johannes V. Jensen, Danish author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)
- Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian pianist and composer (d. 1894)
- Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)
- Harriot Stanton Blatch, U.S. suffragist and organizer (d. 1940)
- Ernest Chausson, French composer (d. 1899)
- George D. Robinson, American lawyer and politician, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
- David Wilmot, American politician, sponsor of Wilmot Proviso (d. 1868)
- Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
- Eugène Sue, French author and politician (d. 1857)
- Anson Jones, American physician and politician, 5th President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)
- Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
- Joseph Hormayr, Baron zu Hortenburg, Austrian-German historian and politician (d. 1848)
- André-Marie Ampère, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1836)
- Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian-French composer and theorist (d. 1842)
- Sir Albemarle Bertie, 1st Baronet, English admiral (d. 1824)
- Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Swedish botanist and author (d. 1783)
- Richard Henry Lee, American lawyer and politician, President of the Continental Congress (d. 1794)
- Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French archaeologist and numismatist (d. 1795)
- Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
- Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1741)
- Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian lawyer and jurist (d. 1718)
- Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (d. 1630)
- Simon Marius, German astronomer and academic (d. 1624)
- Heribert Rosweyde, Jesuit hagiographer (d. 1629)
- Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
- Rafael Bombelli, Italian mathematician (d. 1572)
- Sebastian de Aparicio, Spanish-Mexican rancher and missionary (d. 1600)
- Jean Quintin, French priest, knight and writer (d. 1561)
- Sebastian Franck, German humanist (probable; d. 1543)
- Sebastian Münster, German scholar, cartographer, and cosmographer (d. 1552)
- Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shōgun (d. 1490)
- Elizabeth of Bohemia, queen consort of Bohemia (d. 1330)
- Alp Arslan, Seljuk sultan (probable; d. 1072)
- Gordian III, Roman emperor (d. 244)
Deaths On This Day
- Sibusiso Moyo, Zimbabwean politician, army general (b. 1960)
- Mira Furlan, Croatian actress and singer (b. 1955)
- Jaroslav Kubera, Czech politician (b. 1947)
- Tom Fisher Railsback, American politician, member of the Illinois and U.S. House of Representatives (b. 1932)
- Paul Bocuse, French chef (b. 1926)
- Naomi Parker Fraley, American naval machiner (b. 1921)
- Mykolas Burokevičius, Lithuanian carpenter and politician (b. 1927)
- Edmonde Charles-Roux, French journalist and author (b. 1920)
- Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (b. 1933)
- Otis G. Pike, American judge and politician (b. 1921)
- Jonas Trinkūnas, Lithuanian ethnologist and academic (b. 1939)
- Pavlos Matesis, Greek author and playwright (b. 1933)
- Toyo Shibata, Japanese poet and author (b. 1911)
- Etta James, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
- John Levy, American bassist and manager (b. 1912)
- Ioannis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician, Greek Minister of the Interior (b. 1933)
- Alejandro Rodriguez, Venezuelan-American pediatrician and psychiatrist (b. 1918)
- Stéphanos II Ghattas, Egyptian patriarch (b. 1920)
- Per Borten, Norwegian lawyer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1913)
- Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Polish journalist and politician (b. 1913)
- Miriam Rothschild, English zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)
- Alan Brown, English racing driver (b. 1919)
- T. Nadaraja, Sri Lankan lawyer and academic (b. 1917)
- Al Hirschfeld, American painter and illustrator (b. 1903)
- Nedra Volz, American actress (b. 1908)
- Carrie Hamilton, American actress and singer (b. 1963)
- Gerry Mulligan, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1927)
- Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1909)
- Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, first Kenyan Vice-President (b. 1911)
- Audrey Hepburn, British actress and humanitarian activist (b. 1929)
- Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (b. 1907)
- Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pakistani activist and politician (b. 1890)
- Dora Stratou, Greek dancer and choreographer (b. 1903)
- Johnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and actor (b. 1904)
- Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
- William Roberts, English soldier and painter (b. 1895)
- Dimitrios Kiousopoulos, Greek jurist and politician, 151st Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1892)
- Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician and surgeon (b. 1885)
- Amílcar Cabral, Guinea Bissauan-Cape Verdian engineer and politician (b. 1924)
- Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
- Minanogawa Tōzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Yokozuna (b. 1903)
- Alan Freed, American radio host (b. 1922)
- Robinson Jeffers, American poet and philosopher (b. 1887)
- Robert P. T. Coffin, American author and poet (b. 1892)
- Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (b. 1882)
- Fred Root, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1890)
- Josh Gibson, American baseball player (b. 1911)
- Andrew Volstead, American member of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1860)
- James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist and academic (b. 1860)
- Omar Bundy, American general (b. 1861)
- George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1865)
- Henry "Ivo" Crapp, Australian footballer and umpire (b. 1872)
- Mary Watson Whitney, American astronomer and academic (b. 1847)
- Georg Lurich, Estonian-Russian wrestler and strongman (b. 1876)
- Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, Irish businessman, philanthropist, and politician (b. 1840)
- José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican engraver and illustrator (b. 1852)
- John Ordronaux, American surgeon and academic (b. 1830)
- Agnes Mary Clerke, Irish astronomer and author (b. 1842)
- Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer, invented the Gramme machine (b. 1826)
- John Ruskin, English painter and critic (b. 1819)
- Kalākaua, king of Hawaii (b. 1836)
- Jean-François Millet, French painter and educator (b. 1814)
- Basil Moreau, French priest, founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)
- Bettina von Arnim, German author, illustrator, and composer (b. 1785)
- Ōnomatsu Midorinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 6th Yokozuna (b. 1794)
- Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet and playwright (b. 1779)
- Christian VIII, Danish king (b. 1786)
- Jørgen Jørgensen, Danish explorer (b. 1780)
- Minh Mạng, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1791)
- John Soane, English architect, designed the Bank of England (b. 1753)
- Charles IV, Spanish king (b. 1748)
- Benjamin Chew, American lawyer and judge (b. 1721)
- David Garrick, English actor, producer, playwright, and manager (b. 1717)
- Charles Yorke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)
- John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (b. 1665)
- François de la Chaise, French priest (b. 1624)
- Humphrey Hody, English scholar and theologian (b. 1659)
- Anne of Austria, Queen and regent of France (b. 1601)
- Isaac Ambrose, English minister and author (b. 1604)
- Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1552)
- Myles Coverdale, English bishop and translator (b. 1488)
- John II, king of Sicily (b. 1398)
- Robert, king of Naples (b. 1275)
- John de Bohun, 5th Earl of Hereford (b. 1306)
- John Maunsell, English Lord Chancellor
- Frederick VI, duke of Swabia (b. 1167)
- Theobald V, count of Blois (b. 1130)
- Shi Zong, Chinese emperor of Jin (b. 1123)
- Henry, English bishop and saint
- Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester
- Heonae, Korean queen and regent (b. 964)
- Zhao Guangfeng, Chinese official and chancellor
- Li Jitao, Chinese general of Later Tang
- Louis the Younger, king of the East Frankish Kingdom
- Theophilos, Byzantine emperor (b. 813)
- Al-Shafi‘i, Arab scholar and jurist (b. 767)