On This Day in History: January 22
January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 343 days remain until the end of the year (344 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT $1 BILLION FOR TONIGHT'S DRAWING. Lottery officials have just announced that the jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to $1 billion, marking just the third time in history that a lottery jackpot has reached that monumental level.
- NJ Lottery winners can now stay anonymous. Lottery winners in New Jersey will have the option to remain anonymous under a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.
- Chinese man lives rough for 10 years to 'crack lottery code'. A man has been living rough under a road bridge in southwest China for 10 years, saying he will not go home until he has cracked how to win the lottery and written books about it, according to a newspaper report.
- More state lotteries adding "win for life" games. In the past year a new multi-state lottery game concept where the top prize pays out over the lifetime of the winner has swept across the United States.
- Lucky for Life multi-state lottery game set to expand next week. New England's multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game is set to expand into an additional ten states plus the District of Columbia starting next week.
- Kentucky man arrested for cashing stolen lottery ticket. Louisville Metro Police arrested a man who admitted to cashing in a stolen lottery ticket.
- Tennessee Lottery celebrates 10 years, unveils new logo. The Tennessee Lottery celebrated 10 years in business in the Volunteer State by unveiling a new logo and announcing another record quarter.
- Elderly woman tells lottery scam artist to get a job and quit bothering her. Scam artists have been targeting a small community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and police are warning residents to be aware.
- Lottery winner's body reburied after autopsy. The body of a West Rogers Park, Illinois, man who died of cyanide poisoning last summer after winning a million-dollar lottery was laid to rest again Monday, three days after his remains were exhumed for an autopsy as part of a homicide investigation.
- $190M Idaho lottery winner sorts out her new life. Holly Lahti burst into the spotlight a week ago in a feel-good story about a single mother who won a $190 million Mega Millions jackpot. Now, after stories of her troubled past were splashed in the news media, she is working to sort out her new life blessed with wealth.
- Lottery winner lost money after investing funds. A Towson University student who hit it big on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off ticket said he's found out that a seven-figure prize is not necessarily a ticket to early retirement.
- Lottery retailers busted in raid. Owners and clerks of several mini marts today in Fresno, California, were taken away in handcuffs after undercover investigators say the suspects cheated would-be customers by lying about winning tickets.
- New Delaware Lotto Game to be Launched Amid Concerns Over Drawings. While the Delaware Lottery is launching its new Multi-Win Lotto on Thursday, lawmakers will be continuing work on a measure stipulating that the lottery must convert back to mechanical drawing machines and live television broadcasts.
- Nevada lawmakers propose lottery to fund education. Top Nevada Democratic lawmakers said Friday they're betting the time is right for the nation's No. 1 gambling state to create a lottery to solve what they called a "crisis" in education funding.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$1.05 Billion
Jan 22, 2021
- 2.$343 Million
Jan 22, 2020
- 3.$240 Million
Jan 24, 2007
- 4.$230 Million
Jan 24, 2015
- 5.€146 Million
Jan 27, 2006
- 6.$177 Million
Jan 24, 2017
- 7.$170 Million
Jan 25, 2017
- 8.$144 Million
Jan 23, 2019
- 9.$131 Million
Jan 22, 2014
- 10.$130 Million
Jan 24, 2020
- 11.$120 Million
Jan 25, 2012
- 12.$118 Million
Jan 22, 2011
- 13.€95.95 Million
Jan 23, 2021
- 14.$115 Million
Jan 25, 2006
- 15.€104 Million
Jan 22, 2016
- 16.$110 Million
Jan 23, 2013
- 17.€88.74 Million
Jan 23, 2018
- 18.€73 Million
Jan 25, 2008
- 19.€94.24 Million
Jan 22, 2019
- 20.€85.08 Million
Jan 26, 2018
- 21.$105 Million
Jan 22, 2010
- 22.€81 Million
Jan 23, 2018
- 23.€79 Million
Jan 22, 2021
- 24.€88 Million
Jan 24, 2017
- 25.$92 Million
Jan 24, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jan 22, 1982
39 years old
Tuesday, Jan 22, 1980
41 years old
Monday, Jan 22, 1979
42 years old
Sunday, Jan 22, 1978
43 years old
Saturday, Jan 22, 1977
44 years old
Thursday, Jan 22, 1970
51 years old
Wednesday, Jan 22, 1969
52 years old
Monday, Jan 22, 1968
53 years old
Tuesday, Jan 22, 1957
64 years old
Sunday, Jan 22, 1950
71 years old
Thursday, Jan 22, 1948
73 years old
Friday, Jan 22, 1943
78 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 88 people are killed when two car bombs explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.
- Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.
- Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
- Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
- Space Shuttle program: space shuttle Endeavour launches on STS-89 to dock with the Russian space station Mir.
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid suicide bombing: In central Israel, near Netanya, two Gazans blow themselves up at a military transit point, killing 19 Israeli soldiers.
- Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
- Space Shuttle program: The space shuttle Discovery launches on STS-42 carrying Dr. Roberta Bondar, who becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space.
- Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000-15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
- The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during a Super Bowl XVIII television commercial.
- The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
- The crew of Apollo 17 addresses a joint session of Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.
- A chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.
- In a bout for the world heavyweight boxing championship in Kingston, Jamaica, challenger George Foreman knocks down champion Joe Frazier six times in the first two rounds before the fight is stopped by referee Arthur Mercante.
- The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
- The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
- Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
- Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
- The Élysée Treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
- Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
- The New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
- KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood.
- In Iran, Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at Chahar Cheragh Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad; he becomes the new president and Haji Baba Sheikh becomes the prime minister.
- Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio and Nettuno, Italy.
- World War II: Australian and American forces defeat Japanese army and navy units in the bitterly fought Battle of Buna-Gona.
- World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
- Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a football match, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
- Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- Act Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.
- American entry into World War I: President Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
- Over 600 people are killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a train plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.
- SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
- Bloody Sunday in Saint Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
- Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
- The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
- The Battle of Isandlwana during the Anglo-Zulu War results in a British defeat.
- The Battle of Rorke's Drift, also during the Anglo-Zulu War and just some 15 km away from Isandlwana, results in a British victory.
- The January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation by Russia.
- Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
- The Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
- The Portuguese royal family arrives in Brazil after fleeing the French army's invasion of Portugal two months earlier.
- The Convention Parliament convenes to determine whether James II and VII, the last Roman Catholic monarch of England, Ireland and Scotland, had vacated the thrones of England and Ireland when he fled to France in 1688.
- The Ava Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now Myanmar.
- The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
- The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
- Battle of Basing: The West Saxons led by King Æthelred I are defeated by the Danelaw Vikings at Basing.
- Eight-month-old Constantine is crowned as co-emperor (Caesar) by his father Heraclius at Constantinople.
Births On This Day
- Laia Codina, Spanish footballer (soccer player)
- Silento, American rapper, singer and songwriter
- Joshua Ho-Sang, Canadian ice hockey player
- Kumi Sasaki, Japanese idol
- Stefan Kolb, German footballer
- Alizé Cornet, French tennis player
- Dean Whare, New Zealand rugby league player
- Logic, American rapper
- Phil Wang, British-Malaysian comedian
- Theo Robinson, English-Jamaican footballer
- Asher Allen, American football player
- Greg Oden, American basketball player
- Marcel Schmelzer, German footballer
- Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian skier
- Shane Long, Irish footballer
- Maher Magri, Tunisian footballer
- Matt Simon, Australian footballer
- Fotios Papoulis, Greek footballer
- Yan Xu, Singaporean table tennis player
- Ben Eager, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ubaldo Jiménez, Dominican baseball player
- Leon Powe, American basketball player
- Maceo Rigters, Dutch footballer
- Shaun Cody, American football player
- Fabricio Coloccini, Argentinian footballer
- Willa Ford, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Beverley Mitchell, American actress
- Ben Moody, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
- Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer
- Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
- Aidan Burley, New Zealand-English politician
- Carlos Ruiz, Panamanian baseball player
- Chor Boogie, American artist
- Chone Figgins, American baseball player
- Mario Domm, Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Anna Linkova, Russian tennis player
- Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
- Luciano Andrade Rissutt, Brazilian footballer
- Jimmy Anderson, American baseball player and coach
- James Dearth, American football player
- Cameron McConville, Australian racing driver and sportscaster
- Joseph Muscat, Maltese journalist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Malta
- Rogério Ceni, Brazilian footballer
- Terry Hill, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Stan Collymore, English footballer and sportscaster
- Jason Lowrie, New Zealand rugby league player and coach
- Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist
- Olivia d'Abo, English-American singer-songwriter and actress
- Keith Gordon, American baseball player and coach
- Guy Fieri, American chef, author, and television host
- Heath, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player
- Frank Leboeuf, French footballer, sportscaster, and actor
- Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer
- Craig Salvatori, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Steven Adler, American rock drummer
- DJ Jazzy Jeff, American DJ and producer
- Diane Lane, American actress
- Andrew Roachford, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Nigel Benn, English-Australian boxer
- Stojko Vranković, Croatian basketball player
- Jimmy Herring, American guitarist
- Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
- Michael Hutchence, Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
- Linda Blair, American actress
- Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek footballer and manager
- Filiz Koçali, Turkish journalist and politician
- Mike Bossy, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Brian Dayett, American baseball player and manager
- Godfrey Thoma, Nauruan politician
- Francis Wheen, English journalist and author
- Steve Riley, American drummer
- Thomas David Jones, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
- Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
- Winfried Berkemeier, German footballer and manager
- Myung-whun Chung, South Korean pianist and conductor
- Jim Jarmusch, American director and screenwriter
- Ramón Avilés, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater and coach (d. 1989)
- Leon Roberts, American baseball player and manager
- Paul Bew, Northern Irish historian and academic
- Frank Schade, American basketball player and coach
- Mike Caldwell, American baseball player and coach
- J.P. Pennington, American country-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Steve Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Gilbert Levine, American conductor and academic
- Vladimir Oravsky, Czech-Swedish author and director
- Malcolm McLaren, English singer-songwriter and manager (d. 2010)
- Serge Savard, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Jophery Brown, American baseball player, actor, and stuntman (d. 2014)
- Jean-Pierre Nicolas, French racing driver and manager
- Christoph Schönborn, Austrian cardinal
- Alojz Uran, Slovenian archbishop
- Khosrow Golsorkhi, Iranian journalist, poet, and activist (d. 1974)
- Uto Ughi, Italian violinist and conductor
- Michael Spicer, English journalist and politician (d. 2019)
- Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
- Jaan Kaplinski, Estonian poet, philosopher, and critic
- Eugene Hasenfus, former United States Marine whose capture led to exposure of the Iran-Contra affair
- John Hurt, English actor (d. 2017)
- George Seifert, American football player and coach
- Gillian Shephard, English educator and politician, Secretary of State for Education
- Jørgen Garde, Danish admiral (d. 1996)
- Alfredo Palacio, Ecuadoran physician and politician, President of Ecuador
- Luigi Simoni, Italian footballer and manager
- J. C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and scout (d. 1994)
- Peter Beard, Australian photographer and author (d. 2020)
- Joe Esposito, American author (d. 2016)
- Altair Gomes de Figueiredo, Brazilian footballer
- Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan politician
- Joseph Wambaugh, American police officer and author
- Ong Teng Cheong, Singaporean architect and politician, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)
- Alan J. Heeger, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Alexander Men, Russian priest and scholar (d. 1990)
- Vijay Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- Bill Bixby, American actor and director (d. 1993)
- Graham Kerr, English chef and author
- Yuri Chesnokov, Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2010)
- Berthold Grünfeld, Norwegian psychiatrist and academic (d. 2007)
- Piper Laurie, American actress
- Tom Fisher Railsback, American politician (d. 2020)
- Sam Cooke, American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
- Galina Zybina, Russian shot putter and javelin thrower
- Mariví Bilbao, Spanish actress (d. 2013)
- Éamon de Buitléar, Irish accordion player and director (d. 2013)
- Petr Eben, Czech composer, organist and choirmaster (d. 2007)
- Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian, author, and academic (d. 2004)
- Lou Creekmur, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2009)
- Joe Perry, American footballer (d. 2011)
- Johnny Bucha, American baseball player (d. 1996)
- Bobby Young, American baseball player (d. 1985)
- J. J. Johnson, American trombonist and composer (d. 2001)
- Ján Chryzostom Korec, Slovak cardinal (d. 2015)
- Charles Lisanby, American production designer and art director (d. 2013)
- Diana Douglas, British-American actress (d. 2015)
- Howard Moss, American poet, playwright and critic (d. 1987)
- Irving Kristol, American journalist, author, and academic, founded The National Interest (d. 2009)
- Alf Ramsey, English footballer and coach (d. 1999)
- Diomedes Olivo, Dominican baseball player and scout (d. 1977)
- Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
- Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1972)
- Henri Dutilleux, French pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
- Harilal Upadhyay, Indian author, poet, and astrologist (d. 1994)
- Heinrich Albertz, German theologian and politician, Mayor of Berlin (d. 1993)
- Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek violinist and composer (d. 2001)
- Henry Bauchau, Belgian psychoanalyst and author (d. 2012)
- William Conway, Irish cardinal (d. 1977)
- Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
- Bruno Kreisky, Austrian lawyer and politician, 22nd Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990)
- Martha Norelius, Swedish-born American swimmer (d. 1955)
- Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican racing driver, polo player, and diplomat (d. 1965)
- Ann Sothern, American actress and singer (d. 2001)
- U Thant, Burmese educator and diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary-General (d. 1974)
- Lev Landau, Azerbaijani-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
- Prince Oana, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
- Douglas Corrigan, American pilot and engineer (d. 1995)
- Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
- Robert E. Howard, American author and poet (d. 1936)
- Willy Hartner, German physicist, historian, and academic (d. 1981)
- George Balanchine, Georgian-American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1983)
- Arkady Gaidar, Russian journalist and author (d. 1941)
- Fritz Houtermans, Polish-German physicist and academic (d. 1966)
- Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler, coach, and academic (d. 1970)
- Ernst Busch, German actor and singer (d. 1980)
- Martti Haavio, Finnish poet and mythologist (d. 1973)
- Ross Barnett, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of Mississippi (d. 1987)
- Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director and screenwriter (d. 1948)
- Denise Legeay, French actress (d. 1968)
- Rosa Ponselle, American operatic soprano (d. 1981)
- Dilipkumar Roy, a Bengali Indian musician, musicologist, novelist, poet and essayist. (d. 1980)
- Conrad Veidt, German-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1943)
- Marcel Dassault, French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (d. 1986)
- Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1937)
- Fred M. Vinson, American judge and politician, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)
- Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
- Amos Strunk, American baseball player and manager (d. 1979)
- Helen Hoyt, American poet and author (d. 1972)
- John J. Becker, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1961)
- Ira Thomas, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)
- Bill O'Neill, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1920)
- Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1956)
- Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (d. 1953)
- Tom Jones, American baseball player and manager (d. 1923)
- D. W. Griffith, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1948)
- Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)
- Jay Hughes, American baseball player and coach (d. 1924)
- José Vicente de Freitas, Portuguese colonel and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1952)
- Gisela Januszewska, Jewish-Austrian physician (d. 1943)
- Wilbur Scoville, American chemist and pharmacist (d. 1942)
- George Fuller, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1940)
- Beatrice Webb, English sociologist and economist (d. 1943)
- August Strindberg, Swedish novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1912)
- Ernest Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
- Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1917)
- Dayrolles Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry, Irish hereditary peer (d. 1914)
- Richard Upjohn, English-American architect (d. 1878)
- Ludger Duvernay, Canadian journalist, publisher, and politician (d. 1852)
- Maria Leopoldina of Austria (d. 1826)
- Karl Ernst Claus, Estonian-Russian chemist, botanist, and academic (d. 1864)
- Lady Lucy Whitmore, English noblewoman, hymn writer (d. 1840)
- Lord Byron, English poet and playwright (d. 1824)
- François Habeneck, French violinist and conductor (d. 1849)
- Noah Phelps, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1809)
- Philip Carteret, English admiral and explorer (d. 1796)
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German philosopher and author (d. 1781)
- Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
- Richard Blackmore, English physician and poet (d. 1729)
- William Kidd, Scottish sailor and pirate hunter (probable; d. 1701)
- Pierre Gassendi, French mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1655)
- John Donne, English poet and cleric in the Church of England, wrote the Holy Sonnets (d. 1631)
- Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English historian and politician, founded the Cotton library (d. 1631)
- Francis Bacon, English philosopher and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1626)
- Walter Raleigh, English poet, soldier, courtier, and explorer (d. 1618)
- Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, (d. 1545)
- Ivan III of Russia (d. 1505)
- Ibn Taymiyyah, Syrian scholar and theologian (d. 1328)
Deaths On This Day
- Hank Aaron, American baseball player (b. 1934)
- Ursula K. Le Guin, American sci-fi and fantasy novelist (b. 1929)
- Masaya Nakamura, Japanese businessman (b. 1925)
- Yordano Ventura, Dominican baseball player (b. 1991)
- Homayoun Behzadi, Iranian footballer and coach (b. 1942)
- Cecil Parkinson, English politician (b. 1931)
- Lois Ramsey, Australian actress (b. 1922)
- Kamer Genç, Turkish politician (b. 1940)
- Fabrizio de Miranda, Italian engineer and academic, co-designed the Rande Bridge (b. 1926)
- Wendell H. Ford, American lieutenant and politician, 53rd Governor of Kentucky (b. 1924)
- Margaret Bloy Graham, Canadian author and illustrator (b. 1920)
- Maziar Partow, Iranian cinematographer (b. 1933)
- Robert Bonnaud, French historian and academic (b. 1929)
- Hinton Mitchem, American businessman and politician (b. 1938)
- Simon Marsden, English photographer and author (b. 1948)
- Joe Paterno, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
- Clarence Tillenius, Canadian painter and environmentalist (b. 1913)
- Dick Tufeld, American actor, announcer, narrator and voice actor (b. 1926)
- Louis R. Harlan, American historian and author (b. 1922)
- Jean Simmons, English-American actress (b. 1929)
- Billy Werber, American baseball player (b. 1908)
- Heath Ledger, Australian actor and director (b. 1979)
- Miles Lerman, Polish Holocaust survivor and activist (b. 1920)
- Ngô Quang Trưởng, Vietnamese general (b. 1929)
- Abbé Pierre, French priest and activist (b. 1912)
- Liz Renay, American actress, author and performer (b. 1926)
- Aydın Güven Gürkan, Turkish academic and politician, Turkish Minister of Labor and Social Security (b. 1941)
- César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1943)
- Carlo Orelli, Italian soldier (b. 1894)
- Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican pianist and songwriter (b. 1924)
- Billy May, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1916)
- Tom Mead, Australian journalist and politician (b. 1918)
- Ann Miller, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1923)
- Bill Mauldin, American soldier and cartoonist (b. 1921)
- Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
- Roy Brown, American clown and puppeteer (b. 1932)
- Craig Claiborne, American journalist, author, and critic (b. 1920)
- Anne Hébert, Canadian author and poet (b. 1916)
- Graham Staines, Australian-Indian missionary and translator (b. 1941)
- Billy Mackenzie, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
- Israel Eldad, Polish-Israeli philosopher and author (b. 1910)
- Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (b. 1910)
- Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1922)
- Kōbō Abe, Japanese playwright and photographer (b. 1924)
- Robert Choquette, Canadian author, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
- S. Vithiananthan, Sri Lankan author and academic (b. 1924)
- R. Budd Dwyer, American educator and politician, 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania (b. 1939)
- Arthur Bryant, English historian and journalist (b. 1899)
- Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean lawyer and politician, 28th President of Chile (b. 1911)
- Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and academic (b. 1903)
- Yitzhak Baer, German-Israeli historian and academic (b. 1888)
- Ali Hassan Salameh, Palestinian rebel leader (b. 1940)
- Oliver Leese, English general (b. 1894)
- Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1894)
- Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al Suwaiyel, Saudi Arabian diplomat (b. 1916)
- Andrew George Burry, Swiss-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1873)
- Lyndon B. Johnson, American lieutenant and politician, 36th President of the United States (b. 1908)
- Harry Frank Guggenheim, American businessman and publisher, co-founded Newsday (b. 1890)
- Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1890)
- Herbert Marshall, English actor (b. 1890)
- Marc Blitzstein, American pianist and composer (b. 1905)
- Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver (b. 1929)
- Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher and academic (b. 1876)
- Jonni Myyrä, Finnish-American athlete (b. 1892)
- Harald Bohr, Danish mathematician and footballer (b. 1887)
- Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American sprinter and high jumper (b. 1883)
- Alan Hale, Sr., American actor and director (b. 1892)
- William Thomas Walsh, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1891)
- Else Lasker-Schüler, German poet and playwright (b. 1869)
- László Batthyány-Strattmann, Hungarian physician and ophthalmologist (b. 1870)
- Stephen Mather, American businessman and conservationist, co-founded the Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company (b. 1867)
- R. C. Lehmann, English journalist, author, and politician (b. 1856)
- James Ford Rhodes, American historian and author (b. 1848)
- Fanny Bullock Workman, American geographer and mountain climber (b. 1859)
- Fredrik Bajer, Danish educator and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)
- Pope Benedict XV (b. 1854)
- Camille Jordan, French mathematician and academic (b. 1838)
- George Streeter, American captain and businessman (b. 1837)
- Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (b. 1819)
- Emil Erlenmeyer, German chemist and academic (b. 1825)
- David Edward Hughes, Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (b. 1831)
- Joseph P. Bradley, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1813)
- Anthony Durnford, Irish colonel (b. 1830)
- Henry Pulleine, English colonel (b. 1838)
- Vincent Pallotti, Italian missionary and saint (b. 1795)
- Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist (b. 1752)
- Lewis Morris, American judge and politician (b. 1726)
- Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)
- Claudius Smith, American guerrilla leader (b. 1736)
- Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German meteorologist and geologist (b. 1719)
- John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1690)
- Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (b. 1675)
- Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor (b. 1592)
- Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1547)
- James Hamilton, Duke of Châtellerault (b. 1516)
- Wang Zhi, Chinese pirate
- Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, English general and politician, Lord High Treasurer of England (b. 1500)
- Bernhard Knipperdolling, German religious leader (b. 1495)
- John of Leiden, Anabaptist leader from the Dutch city of Leiden (b. 1509)
- Hadım Sinan Pasha, Ottoman politician, 32nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. ?)
- Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
- Ferdinand II of León (b. 1137)
- Wang Chongyang, Chinese Daoist and co-founder of the Quanzhen School (b. 1113)
- Ælfric Puttoc, archbishop of York
- Ma, empress of Southern Han
- He, empress of the Tang Dynasty
- Anastasius of Persia, monk
- Cao Rui, Chinese emperor (b. 205)