On This Day in History: January 24
January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 341 days remain until the end of the year (342 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- New Hampshire wins appeal; Wire Act does not apply to lotteries. The New Hampshire Lottery has prevailed against the US Department of Justice when a federal court ruled Wednesday that the Wire Act does not apply to lotteries, cementing the legality of participating in the state lottery over the Internet.
- Kentucky Lottery president and CEO set to retire. In today's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6.
- Store clerk busted trying to scam undercover lottery investigator. A Winn-Dixie Liquors employee is accused of keeping a customer's $600 winning ticket — and paying him only 5 bucks.
- $83M Mega Millions jackpot claimed in Georgia. It took some time, but the winners of an $83 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot have stepped up and claimed their prize — using a legal framework to avoid revealing their identities.
- Georgia Gov. to support casino bill if lottery not impacted. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said Tuesday he won't oppose legislation that would legalize casino gambling as long as it doesn't "devastate" the state's popular lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program.
- Wisconsin $1M lottery ticket expires next week. Time is nearly out for a Wisconsin lottery player to claim a huge win.
- Massachusetts lawmakers renew push for online lottery sales. If Massachusetts lawmakers pass a plan backed by State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, the state lottery could be coming to phones and computers across the Commonwealth.
- Former Anchorage mayor is pushing for an Alaska state lottery. Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is in Juneau, Alaska, this week hoping to hit the jackpot: He's trying to convince lawmakers to authorize a state lottery.
- Man's ex-wife wins lottery and makes him a millionaire. Milkman John Hay reckons his ex-wife is the cream of the crop -- after she made him a millionaire when she scooped the Lotto jackpot.
- Two Scots fail to collect £1 million lottery prizes. A UK National Lottery spokesman urged all players to check their tickets on a regular basis after two players from Scotland failed to collect their £1 million prizes on time.
- 22 N.Y. coworkers' complicated journey to claim $1 million prize. Claiming a big lottery prize is a little more complicated than you might expect, especially if you are splitting the jackpot with a large group.
- $25K Ga. lottery ticket disputed, money could go to child support. Winnings from a Georgia Lottery ticket are under dispute as two people and state child support officials have laid claim to the $25,000 prize.
- 2011 Lottery Results Almanac Published. The latest edition of Lottery Post's highly-regarded lottery results reference book officially went on sale today.
- $14.3 million lottery winner almost didn't claim prize. A Wisconsin man thought he played Powerball, but actually bought a Megabucks ticket -- and won $14.3 million.
- College student treated to 'royal' Georgia Lottery prize. A college student who purchased a winning ticket in Savannah is mapping out her future after claiming a half-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize.
- N.Y. laundromat sells $122M Powerball lottery ticket. Some lucky Powerball player just hit a $122 million jackpot at the Clothespin Laundromat in Catskill, New York.
- Lottery winner flees Spain penniless as bank seizes villa and bar. When Lawrence Candlish won £5.5 million (US$8.8 million) playing the National Lottery in 1997 it promised to make his dreams come true, but now he's broke after blowing through the entire jackpot.
- Lottery Results Almanac is first mainstream lottery results reference book. Lottery players finally get the respect they deserve, with the publication of the first in a series of lottery results reference books geared to a market that has been largely underserved by mainstream publishers.
- N.C. lottey commission to announce vendor choice. Next week the North Carolina lottery commission will announce the controversial decision of which company provides the actual games like scratch-off tickets.
- Missouri celebrates 20 years of lottery. The Missouri Lottery celebrates its 20th birthday this month by giving Missourians a special six-digit tax-free birthday present.
- Lottery newsletters try to predict winning numbers. Each issue of Lotto Stats and its sister magazine, Lotto News, purport to do what any mathematician will tell you cannot be done: teach you how to win the lottery.
- Arkansas Gov. candidate's lottery figures appear unrealistic. Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter's claim that a state lottery would generate as much as $250 million for education far exceeds previous state estimates that his campaign said Monday were out of date.
- Lottery idea proposed by Arkansas Gov. candidate. During the weekend, an Arkansas gubernatorial hopeful uttered the "L" word in announcing his candidacy.
- Calif. family wins $84 million SuperLotto jackpot. A Palmdale family who won Saturday's $84 million dollar California SuperLotto jackpot says the newfound wealth won't change their lives.
- Is this the year for a Mississippi lottery?. Mississippi State Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, introduced a bill last week to institute a lottery, reasoning that many of the state's residents already are buying tickets in Louisiana and Georgia - neighboring states that have lotteries - and Mississippi is losing out on that money.
- Virginia Lottery Sales Pass the $15 Billion Mark. The Virginia Lottery reached two major milestones as the second quarter of fiscal year 2005 came to a close.
- Florida Lottery set to roll out changes. The Florida Lottery will implement a series of changes January 31, including new lottery machines, changes to the Pick 4 game, and new game called Grouper.
- NJ Lottery may use environmentalist's idea for new game. The Department of Environmental Protection commissioner has promised to discuss with the New Jersey state treasurer an idea for a lottery game to benefit the environment, but he cannot promise that the game will receive approval, according to a letter from the DEP.
- Lottery dealer opens his books to show he's not getting rich. The Oregon Lottery Commission is expected to vote Wednesday to add slot-machine-style games to its network of video-poker terminals housed in bars and restaurants across the state. In exchange, the Oregon Lottery is pressuring retailers to revise six-year contracts signed last year by lowering their share of video-poker profits.
- Loyal Staff Stays on the Job after Lottery Jackpot Win. A group of 25 factory workers today pledged to finish an important order for their bosses, despite scooping a UK National Lottery jackpot of more than £14 million (US$26.3 million).
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $60 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $60 million Saturday when none of the tickets sold for Friday's drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
- Man dies after win on lottery TV show. The winner of this week's "Hoosier Millionaire" game show died after being hit by a pickup truck just hours after the show's taping, authorities said Friday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$373 Million
Jan 25, 2020
- 2.$240 Million
Jan 24, 2007
- 3.$230 Million
Jan 24, 2015
- 4.€146 Million
Jan 27, 2006
- 5.$177 Million
Jan 24, 2017
- 6.$170 Million
Jan 25, 2017
- 7.$161 Million
Jan 26, 2019
- 8.$152 Million
Jan 25, 2014
- 9.$130 Million
Jan 26, 2013
- 9.$130 Million
Jan 24, 2020
- 11.€115 Million
Jan 26, 2016
- 12.$121 Million
Jan 26, 2010
- 13.$120 Million
Jan 25, 2012
- 14.€97.1 Million
Jan 26, 2021
- 15.$115 Million
Jan 25, 2006
- 16.€90 Million
Jan 26, 2018
- 17.€89.74 Million
Jan 25, 2018
- 18.€95.24 Million
Jan 24, 2019
- 19.€73 Million
Jan 25, 2008
- 20.€85.08 Million
Jan 26, 2018
- 21.$96 Million
Jan 25, 2019
- 22.$95 Million
Jan 26, 2002
- 23.€88 Million
Jan 24, 2017
- 24.$92 Million
Jan 24, 2018
- 25.$89.4 Million
Jan 24, 1996
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jan 24, 1986
35 years old
Monday, Jan 24, 1983
38 years old
Thursday, Jan 24, 1974
47 years old
Thursday, Jan 24, 1974
47 years old
Tuesday, Jan 24, 1967
54 years old
Tuesday, Jan 24, 1967
54 years old
Tuesday, Jan 24, 1967
54 years old
Friday, Jan 24, 1964
57 years old
Thursday, Jan 24, 1963
58 years old
Wednesday, Jan 24, 1962
59 years old
Tuesday, Jan 24, 1961
60 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 35 are killed and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
- Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France, causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
- The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
- Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
- Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, with over 30 known victims, is executed by the electric chair at the Florida State Prison.
- Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.
- Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
- The Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.
- Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
- Vietnam War: The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa.
- Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.
- Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the "barricades week", during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
- The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
- World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
- World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
- The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.
- The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
- The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14 (New Style).
- In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
- World War I: British Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty engage Rear-Admiral Franz von Hipper's battle cruisers in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
- The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
- Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
- The United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia (later named Romania) is formed as a personal union under the rule of Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
- The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.
- California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento.
- Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.
- Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.
- During the Seven Years' War the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763).
- Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
- Arauco War: Spanish and Mapuche authorities meet in the Parliament of Boroa renewing the fragile peace established at the parliaments of Quillín in 1641 and 1647.
- King Henry VIII of England suffers an accident while jousting, leading to a brain injury that historians say may have influenced his later erratic behaviour and possible impotence.
- Matthias Corvinus is elected King of Hungary.
- The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
- Start of the First Fatimid invasion of Egypt.
- AD 41
- Claudius is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the Praetorian Guard after they assassinate the previous emperor, his nephew Caligula.
Births On This Day
- Princess Athena of Denmark, younger child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark
- Vitalie Damașcan, Moldovan footballer
- Nirei Fukuzumi, Japanese racer
- Dylan Everett, Canadian actor
- Tommie Hoban, English footballer
- Phiwa Nkambule, South African entrepreneur
- Felitciano Zschusschen, Curaçao footballer
- Zhan Beleniuk, Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler
- Tatiana Kashirina, Russian weightlifter
- Zé Luís, Cape Verdean footballer
- Li Xuerui, Chinese badminton player
- Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Serdar Kesimal, Turkish footballer
- Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter
- Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer
- Selina Jörg, German snowboarder
- Wayne Hennessey, Welsh footballer
- Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer
- Davide Valsecchi, Italian racing driver
- Kia Vaughn, American born Czech basketball player
- Guan Xin, Chinese basketball player
- Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Mohammad Bagheri Motamed, Iranian taekwondo practitioner
- Mischa Barton, English-American actress
- Vladislav Ivanov, Russian footballer
- Michael Kightly, English footballer
- Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor
- Fabiana Claudino, Brazilian volleyball player
- Trey Gilder, American basketball player
- Emerse Faé, French-born Ivorian footballer
- Yotam Halperin, Israeli basketball player
- Jung Jin-sun, South Korean fencer
- Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
- Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer
- Davide Biondini, Italian footballer
- Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player
- Evgeny Drattsev, Russian swimmer
- Craig Horner, Australian actor and musician
- Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
- Scott Speed, American race car driver
- Céline Deville, French footballer
- Daveed Diggs, American actor, rapper and singer
- Claudia Heill, Austrian judoka
- Aitor Hernández, Spanish racing cyclist
- Mario Eggimann, Swiss footballer
- Zaur Hashimov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager
- Elena Kolomina, Kazakhstani cross country skier
- Jofre Mateu, Spanish footballer
- Suzy, Portuguese singer
- Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
- Leandro Desábato, Argentinian footballer
- Busy Signal, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist
- Nik Wallenda, American acrobat
- Veerle Baetens, Belgian actress and singer
- Mark Hildreth, Canadian actor and musician
- Kristen Schaal, American actress, voice artist, comedian and writer
- Andrija Gerić, Serbian volleyball player
- Michelle Hunziker, Swiss-Dutch actress, model and singer
- Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer
- Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
- Gianluca Basile, Italian former professional basketball player
- Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer and manager
- Reto Hug, Swiss triathlonist
- Henna Raita, Finnish alpine skier
- Cyril Despres, French rally racer
- Ed Helms, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Melissa Tkautz, Australian actress and singer
- Rokia Traoré, Malian singer
- Beth Hart, American blues-rock singer and piano player
- José Carlos Fernandez, Bolivian footballer
- Roberto Bonano, Argentine footballer
- Neil Johnson, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Matthew Lillard, American actor
- Yoo Ho-jeong, South Korean actress
- Carlos Rômulo Gonçalves e Silva, bishop of Montenegro
- Fernando Escartín, Spanish cyclist
- Antony Garrett Lisi, American theoretical physicist
- Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
- Tymerlan Huseynov, Ukrainian footballer
- Michael Kiske, German singer
- Julie Dreyfus, French actress
- Karin Viard, French actress
- Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Margaret Urlich, New Zealand singer-songwriter
- Pagonis Vakalopoulos, Greek footballer and manager
- Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
- Jorge Barrios, Uruguayan footballer
- Guido Buchwald, German footballer and manager
- Christa Kinshofer, German ski racer
- Nastassja Kinski, German-American actress and producer
- William Van Dijck, Belgian runner
- Akira Maeda, Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
- Michel Preud'homme, Belgian footballer and manager
- Vic Reeves, English television personality
- Kim Eui-kon, Korean wrestler
- Jools Holland, English singer-songwriter and pianist
- Frank Ullrich, German biathlete
- Mark Eaton, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Ade Edmondson, English comedian and musician
- Agus Martowardojo, governor of Bank Indonesia
- Jim Montgomery, American swimmer
- Alan Sokal, American physicist and author
- Lynda Weinman, American businesswoman and author
- Jo Gartner, Austrian race car driver (d. 1986)
- Yuri Bashmet, Russian violinist, viola player, and conductor
- Moon Jae-in, 19th President of South Korea
- Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian and actor
- Daniel Auteuil, French actor, director, and screenwriter
- John Belushi, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- Bart Gordon, American lawyer
- Nadezhda Ilyina, Russian athlete and mother of Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova (d. 2013)
- Rihoko Yoshida, Japanese voice actress
- Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian footballer (d. 2012)
- Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic
- Masashi Ozaki, Japanese baseball player and golfer
- Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
- Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
- John Garamendi, American football player and politician, 1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
- Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer and screenwriter
- Eva Janko, Austrian javelin thrower
- David Gerrold, American science fiction screenwriter and author
- Gian-Franco Kasper, Swiss ski official
- Peter Struck, German lawyer and politician, 13th German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
- Barry Mealand, English footballer, right back (d. 2013)
- Sharon Tate, American model and actress (d. 1969)
- Tony Trimmer, English race car driver
- Manuel Velázquez, Spanish footballer (d. 2016)
- Ingo Friedrich, German Member of the European Parliament
- Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (d. 2008)
- Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Aaron Neville, American singer
- Dan Shechtman, Israeli chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Vito Acconci, American designer (d. 2017)
- Joachim Gauck, German pastor and politician, 11th President of Germany
- Renate Garisch-Culmberger, German shot putter
- Ray Stevens, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Julius Hemphill, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1995)
- Trevor Edwards, Welsh footballer
- Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player and singer
- Eric Ashton, English rugby player and coach (d. 2008)
- Shivabalayogi, Indian religious leader (d. 1994)
- Bamber Gascoigne, First Host of University Challenge
- Leonard Goldberg, American producer (d. 2019)
- Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet and dramatist (d. 1976)
- Kamran Baghirov, the 12th First Secretary of Azerbaijan Communist Party (d. 2000)
- Asim Ferhatović, Bosnian footballer (d. 1987)
- Éliane Radigue, French electronic music composer
- Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
- Ib Nørholm, Danish composer and organist (d. 2019)
- Terence Bayler, New Zealand actor (d. 2016)
- Mahmoud Farshchian, Iranian-Persian painter and academic
- John Romita Sr., American comic book artist
- Desmond Morris, English zoologist, ethologist, and painter
- Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
- Paula Hawkins, American politician (d. 2009)
- Ruth Asawa, American sculptor (d. 2013)
- Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Gus Mortson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
- Maria Tallchief, American ballerina and actress (d. 2013)
- Daniel Boulanger, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Neil Franklin, English footballer (d. 1996)
- Jimmy Forrest, American saxophonist (d. 1980)
- Jerry Maren, American actor (d. 2018)
- Coleman Francis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
- Leon Kirchner, American composer and educator (d. 2009)
- Gottfried von Einem, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1996)
- Oral Roberts, American evangelist, founded Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (d. 2009)
- Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. 2012)
- Wilhelmus Demarteau, Dutch prelate of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 2012)
- Rafael Caldera, Venezuelan lawyer and politician, 65th President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
- Gene Mako, Hungarian-American tennis player and actor (d. 2013)
- Vítězslava Kaprálová, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1940)
- Robert Motherwell, American painter and academic (d. 1991)
- Norman Dello Joio, American organist and composer (d. 2008)
- Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1983)
- Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (d. 2005)
- Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. 2010)
- Martin Lings, English author and scholar (d. 2005)
- Ismail Nasiruddin of Terengganu, fourth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 1979)
- Maurice Couve de Murville, French soldier and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1999)
- Jean Daetwyler, Swiss composer and musician (d. 1994)
- Wilfred Jackson, American animator and composer (d. 1988)
- J. Howard Marshall, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1995)
- Harry Calder, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
- Cassandre, French painter (d. 1968)
- Edward Turner, English engineer (d. 1973)
- René Guillot, French writer (d. 1969)
- Hoyt Vandenberg, U.S. Air Force general (d. 1954)
- Paul Fejos, Hungarian-born American director (d. 1963)
- Eugen Roth, German poet and songwriter (d. 1976)
- Franz Aigner, Austrian weightlifter (d. 1970)
- Walter Model, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- Victor Eftimiu, Romanian poet and playwright (d. 1972)
- Charles Hawes, American historian and author (d. 1923)
- Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, German general of paratroop forces during World War II (d. 1968)
- Vicki Baum, Austrian author and screenwriter (d. 1960)
- Ernst Heinkel, German engineer and businessman, founded the Heinkel Aircraft Manufacturing Company (d. 1958)
- Jean-Henri Humbert, French botanist (d. 1967)
- Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- Harold D. Babcock, American astronomer (d. 1968)
- Ödön Bodor, Hungarian athlete (d. 1927)
- Dmitry Ushakov, Russian philologist and lexicographer (d. 1942)
- Yuly Aykhenvald, Russian literary critic (d. 1928)
- Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
- Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)
- Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic, Czech poet, writer and literary critic (d. 1951)
- Thomas Jaggar, American volcanologist (d. 1953)
- Herbert Kilpin, English footballer (d. 1916)
- Jaan Poska, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1920)
- Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (d. 1936)
- Gaetano Giardino, Italian soldier and Marshal of Italy (d. 1935)
- August Adler, Czech and Austrian mathematician (d. 1923)
- Edith Wharton, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1937)
- Constance Naden, English poet and philosopher (d. 1889)
- Friedrich Grünanger, Transylvanian Hungarian-German architect (d. 1929)
- Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser, German psychiatrist (d. 1931)
- Hermann Ebbinghaus, German psychologist (d. 1909)
- Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
- Josip Stadler, Croatian archbishop (d. 1918)
- Signe Rink, Greenland-born Danish writer and ethnologist (d. 1909)
- Yechiel Michel Epstein, Rabbi and posek (d. 1908)
- Ferdinand Cohn, German biologist (d. 1898)
- Wilhelm Henzen, German philologist and epigraphist (d. 1887)
- Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, French Crown Princess (d. 1858)
- John Colenso, British mathematician (d. 1883)
- Delphine de Girardin, French author (d. 1855)
- Christian Ludwig Brehm, German pastor and ornithologist (d. 1864)
- E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author, and composer (d. 1822)
- Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Ukrainian general and politician (d. 1831)
- Louis Klein, French general (d. 1845)
- Andrew Ellicott, American soldier and surveyor (d. 1820)
- Charles James Fox, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1806)
- Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
- Jean Nicolas Houchard, French General of the French Revolution (d. 1793)
- Pierre Beaumarchais, French playwright and financier (d. 1799)
- Frederick the Great, Prussian king (d. 1786)
- Dom Bédos de Celles, French monk and organist (d. 1779)
- Farinelli, Italian castrato singer (d. 1782)
- Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, German noble (d. 1737)
- Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (d. 1754)
- Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
- Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt, German Lieutenant General (d. 1731)
- William Congreve, English playwright and poet (d. 1729)
- John Vanbrugh, English architect and dramatist (d. 1726)
- Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and politician, Lord Chamberlain of Great Britain (d. 1706)
- Yamazaki Ansai, Japanese philosopher (d. 1682)
- Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, English politician (d. 1666)
- Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Austrian Archduchess (d. 1578)
- Edmund Campion, English priest and martyr (d. 1581)
- Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
- Richard de Bury, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1345)
- AD 76
- Hadrian, Roman emperor (d. 138)
Deaths On This Day
- Rosemary Bryant Mariner, American United States Naval Aviator (b. 1953)
- Mark E. Smith, British singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
- Butch Trucks, American drummer (b. 1947)
- Fredrik Barth, German-Norwegian anthropologist and academic (b. 1928)
- Marvin Minsky, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1927)
- Henry Worsley, English colonel and explorer (b. 1960)
- Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (b. 1922)
- Shulamit Aloni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 11th Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)
- Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)
- Bernd Eichinger, German director and producer (b. 1949)
- Pernell Roberts, American actor (b. 1928)
- Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
- İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)
- Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian academic and politician (b. 1956)
- Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (b. 1891)
- Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)
- Leônidas, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1913)
- Gianni Agnelli, Italian businessman (b. 1921)
- Elie Hobeika, Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1956)
- Gaffar Okkan, Turkish police chief (b. 1952)
- Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1908)
- Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)
- Uğur Mumcu, Turkish investigative journalist (b. 1942)
- Ken Darby, American composer and conductor (b. 1909)
- Jack Schaefer, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
- Madge Bellamy, American actress (b. 1899)
- Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)
- Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1905)
- L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. 1911)
- Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
- George Cukor, American director and producer (b. 1899)
- Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)
- Larry Fine, American comedian (b. 1902)
- J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. 1896)
- Bill W., American activist, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
- Caresse Crosby, American fashion designer and publisher, co-founded the Black Sun Press (b. 1891)
- Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)
- Winston Churchill, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
- André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (b. 1885)
- Stanley Lord, English naval captain (b. 1877)
- Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (b. 1901)
- Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (b. 1884)
- Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)
- John Burns, English trade union leader and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1858)
- Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician, created Muesli (b. 1867)
- Percy French, Irish songwriter, entertainer and artist (b. 1854)
- Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)
- Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1849)
- Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (b. 1812)
- James Collinson, English painter (b. 1825)
- Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (b. 1796)
- George Rooke, English admiral and politician (b. 1650)
- Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer and theorist (b. 1588)
- Jörg Jenatsch, Swiss pastor and politician (b. 1596)
- Samuel Argall, English captain and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1572)
- Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (b. 1529)
- Franciabigio, Florentine painter (b. 1482)
- Conrad Paumann, German organist and composer (b. 1410)
- Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1306)
- Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. 1299)
- David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
- Eckard II, Margrave of Meissen (b. c. 985)
- Liu Jishu, general of the Tang Dynasty
- Pope Stephen IV (b. 770)
- AD 41
- Caligula, Roman emperor (b. 12)