On This Day in History: January 25
January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 340 days remain until the end of the year (341 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts man sues 2 women, claiming they cheated him out of $4 million lottery prize. A Massachusetts man says two women cheated him out of $4 million in lottery winnings by taking advantage of his inability to read or speak English.
- Brooklyn truck driver quits job, comes forward as $298M Powerball winner. A truck driver from Brooklyn has come forward as the winner of the second-largest Powerball jackpot in New York Lottery history.
- One month left to claim $4M Illinois Lottery prize. Illinois lottery officials are searching for a mystery millionaire who has just one month left to come forward.
- CT Lottery chief questioned by lawmakers over mishaps, computerized drawings. State lawmakers grilled Connecticut Lottery Corp. officials Thursday at a legislative hearing about long-running controversies including their alleged retaliation against former lottery security chief Alfred W. DuPuis, who says he was the victim of a vendetta for raising questions in 2015 about the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash game, and their alleged lack of cooperation with the state Department of Consumer Protection that regulates them.
- Biggest lottery game ever in the works?. The folks behind the nation's two biggest lotteries continue to dream of creating an even bigger game.
- Pa. Treasurer considers blocking move to private lottery operator. As more details emerge about the contract for private management of the Pennsylvania Lottery, the state treasurer says he's more concerned, not less, about the legality of the contract.
- Mass. bill would allow for online lottery sales. Massachusetts Lottery players would be able to purchase tickets and play lottery games online under a bill being filed on Beacon Hill.
- Oregon Lottery tries first raffle. For $10, the Oregon Lottery says the odds of becoming a millionaire will be better than than the average lottery ticket.
- Questions arise about funds used for Calif. Lottery party. The California Lottery handed out a Nintendo Wii, several iPods, digital cameras and gift cards as prizes during a $43,629 employee recognition celebration and charged some of the items as "training" expenses.
- Pittsburgh newsstand sold winning Powerball lottery ticket. Saturday's winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $26 million was sold at Nielsen's newsstand, at 2 PNC Plaza in downtown Pittsburgh.
- Two men played key roles in establishing Kentucky Lottery. Two people played key roles in Kentucky's joining the growing ranks of states with lotteries. One of them was a politician who grabbed the headlines. The other was a storekeeper who worked behind the scenes, but his role in the founding of the now 15-year-old Kentucky Lottery Corp. was an important one.
- Lottery thief nabbed. A 41-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts man is facing armed robbery charges after he was nabbed walking away from a Bridge Street convenience store he had just robbed at knifepoint, police said.
- Kentucky lottery sales fall, but still exceed forecast. The year-old Tennessee Lottery continues to have less impact on Kentucky Lottery revenues than expected, with ticket sales for the first six months of fiscal 2004-05 down just 8 percent from the same period last year.
- Survey: One-fourth of retail customers buy lottery tickets. The second story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impact.
- Tennessee gambler addiction program delayed. Tennessee officials have yet to start a promised $200,000, state-funded treatment program designed to help compulsive gamblers who may be tempted by the Tennessee Lottery, despite hopes by supporters to have the program in place as early as last fall.
- Kentucky lottery players try to beat the odds. The first story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impact.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$373 Million
Jan 25, 2020
- 2.$261 Million
Jan 28, 2015
- 3.$191 Million
Jan 27, 2017
- 4.€146 Million
Jan 27, 2006
- 5.$170 Million
Jan 25, 2017
- 6.$161 Million
Jan 26, 2019
- 7.$152 Million
Jan 25, 2014
- 8.$141 Million
Jan 28, 2020
- 9.$130 Million
Jan 26, 2013
- 10.€115 Million
Jan 26, 2016
- 11.$121 Million
Jan 26, 2010
- 12.$120 Million
Jan 25, 2012
- 13.$115 Million
Jan 25, 2006
- 14.$112 Million
Jan 27, 2018
- 15.€90 Million
Jan 26, 2018
- 16.€89.74 Million
Jan 25, 2018
- 17.€96.41 Million
Jan 26, 2019
- 18.€73 Million
Jan 25, 2008
- 19.€85.08 Million
Jan 26, 2018
- 20.$96 Million
Jan 25, 2019
- 21.$95 Million
Jan 26, 2002
- 22.€84 Million
Jan 31, 2020
- 23.$89 Million
Jan 25, 2013
- 24.€78 Million
Jan 25, 2019
- 25.€79.93 Million
Jan 26, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jan 25, 1988
32 years old
Saturday, Jan 25, 1986
34 years old
Tuesday, Jan 25, 1983
37 years old
Sunday, Jan 25, 1981
39 years old
Tuesday, Jan 25, 1977
43 years old
Thursday, Jan 25, 1973
47 years old
Thursday, Jan 25, 1973
47 years old
Thursday, Jan 25, 1968
52 years old
Saturday, Jan 25, 1958
62 years old
Wednesday, Jan 25, 1956
64 years old
Monday, Jan 25, 1954
66 years old
Friday, Jan 25, 1952
68 years old
Sunday, Jan 25, 1948
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A mining company’s dam collapsed in Brazil, Brumadinho, a south-eastern city, killing at least 7 people and 200 missing.
- A clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in the Philippines killing 44 members of Special Action Force (SAF), at least 18 from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and five from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
- At least 50 people are killed and 120 people are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- The first wave of the Egyptian revolution begins throughout the country, marked by street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes.
- Mexican professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with the serial killing of at least ten elderly women.
- A stampede at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.
- Invasion of Iraq: A group of people leave London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to serve as human shields, intending to prevent the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations.
- A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
- During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands political reforms and the release of political prisoners while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.
- A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.
- Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the U.S.A.
- The Norwegian rocket incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.
- The spacecraft Clementine by BMDO and NASA is launched.
- Five people are shot outside the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.
- The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
- Mother Teresa is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna
- Pope John Paul II starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Mexico.
- Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
- Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.
- Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him ten machine guns and 63 rifles.
- Blue Ribbon Sports is founded by University of Oregon track and field athletes, which would later become Nike.
- In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
- 101 Dalmatians premiered from Walt Disney Productions.
- The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the "payola" scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.
- The first Emmy Awards are presented; the venue is the Hollywood Athletic Club.
- Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device", the first ever electronic game.
- The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1 relating to Military Staff Committee is adopted.
- World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
- World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
- Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
- The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until September 18, 2009.
- Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese National Revolutionary Army begins the defense of Harbin.
- The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
- The Ukrainian People's Republic declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
- Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
- Richard Strauss's opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
- Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
- Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
- The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
- The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular wedding processional.
- The London Corresponding Society is founded.
- The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada.
- Shays's Rebellion: The rebellion's largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty.
- Port Egmont, the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands near the southern tip of South America, is founded.
- Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.
- The Battle of Ayubale results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.
- Luanda, the capital of Angola, is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.
- Battle of Mikatagahara: In Japan, Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
- São Paulo, Brazil, is founded by Jesuit priests.
- Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
- Coronation of Francis I of France takes place at Reims Cathedral, where the new monarch is anointed with the oil of Clovis and girt with the sword of Charlemagne.
- Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
- A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
- In the Battle of the Zab, the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty.
- AD 41
- After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
Births On This Day
- Nigel Melker, Dutch racing driver
- Apostolos Giannou, Greek-Australian footballer
- Lee Jun-ho, South Korean singer and actor (2PM)
- Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player
- Ryota Ozawa, Japanese actor
- Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player
- Chris O'Grady, English footballer
- Brent Celek, American football player
- Patrick Willis, American football player
- Hwang Jung-eum, South Korean actress
- Stefan Kießling, German footballer
- Robinho, Brazilian footballer
- Fara Williams, English footballer
- Francis Jeffers, English footballer
- Alicia Keys, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
- Xavi, Spanish footballer
- Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver
- Ahmet Dursun, Turkish footballer
- Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist
- Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player
- Stephanie Bellars, American wrestler and manager
- Mário Haberfeld, Brazilian race car driver
- Dimitris Nalitzis, Greek footballer
- Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress
- Robert Budreau, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Emily Haines, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Attilio Nicodemo, Italian footballer
- Geoff Johns, American author, screenwriter, and producer
- Shinji Takehara, Japanese boxer
- Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
- Philip Coppens, Belgian journalist and author (d. 2012)
- Ana Ortiz, American actress
- Stephen Chbosky, American author, screenwriter, and director
- Chris Mills, American basketball player
- Milt Stegall, American football player and sportscaster
- Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)
- Eric Orie, Dutch footballer and manager
- Nelson Asaytono, Filipino basketball player
- David Ginola, French footballer
- Randy McKay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Chet Culver, American educator and politician, 41st Governor of Iowa
- Yiannos Ioannou, Cypriot footballer and manager
- Ju Ping, Chinese host
- Esa Tikkanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
- Billy Andrade, American golfer
- Stephen Pate, Australian cyclist
- Fernando Haddad, Brazilian academic and politician, 61st Mayor of São Paulo
- Molly Holzschlag, American computer scientist and author
- Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player and manager
- Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean ophthalmologist and politician, Singaporean Ministry of National Development
- Franco Pancheri, Italian footballer and manager
- Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish technologist and politician, Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs
- Andrew Harris, American politician
- Jenifer Lewis, American actress and singer
- Andy Cox, English guitarist
- Dinah Manoff, American actress
- Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Kay Cottee, Australian sailor
- Renate Dorrestein, Dutch journalist and author
- Peter Tatchell, Australian-English journalist and activist
- Timothy White, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 2002)
- Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)
- Gloria Naylor, American novelist (d. 2016)
- John Cooper Clarke, English poet and critic
- Paul Nurse, English geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Ros Kelly, Australian educator and politician, 1st Australian Minister for Defence Science and Personnel
- Georgy Shishkin, Russian painter and illustrator
- Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
- Tostão, Brazilian footballer, journalist, and physician
- Doc Bundy, American race car driver and technician
- Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress
- Dave Walker, English singer and guitarist
- Tobe Hooper, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
- Carl Eller, American football player and sportscaster
- Eusébio, Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014)
- Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 1998)
- Etta James, American singer (d. 2012)
- Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese author, illustrator, and animator
- Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1980)
- Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African engineer and politician, President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)
- Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
- Onat Kutlar, Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)
- Conrad Burns, American soldier, journalist, and politician (d. 2016)
- António Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese general and politician, 16th President of Portugal
- Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)
- Dean Jones, American actor and singer (d. 2015)
- Tanya Savicheva, Russian child diarist (d. 1944)
- Elizabeth Allen, American actress and singer (d. 2006)
- Robert Faurisson, English-French author and academic (d. 2018)
- Benny Golson, American saxophonist and composer
- Jérôme Choquette, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
- Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (d. 2014)
- Cor van der Hart, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2006)
- Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)
- Gordy Soltau, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2014)
- Giorgos Zampetas, Greek bouzouki player and songwriter (d. 1992)
- Lou Groza, American football player and coach (d. 2000)
- Husein Mehmedov, Bulgarian-Turkish wrestler and coach (d. 2014)
- Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (d. 2003)
- Arvid Carlsson, Swedish pharmacologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
- Shirley Ardell Mason, American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)
- Sally Starr, American actress and television host (d. 2013)
- Jean Taittinger, French politician, French Minister of Justice (d. 2012)
- Raymond Baxter, English television host and pilot (d. 2006)
- Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist and academic (d. 2010)
- Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (d. 2010)
- Ilya Prigogine, Russian-Belgian chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
- Jânio Quadros, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 22nd President of Brazil (d. 1992)
- Pop Ivy, American football player and coach (d. 2003)
- Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, actor and producer (d. 1989)
- William Strickland, American conductor and organist (d. 1991)
- Huang Hua, Chinese translator and politician, 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 2010)
- Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1994)
- Luis Marden, American photographer and journalist (d. 2003)
- Edgar V. Saks, Estonian historian, author, and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1984)
- Hsieh Tung-min, Taiwanese politicians and Vice President of the Republic of China (d. 2001)
- Toni Ulmen, German race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1976)
- Maurice Roy, Canadian cardinal (d. 1985)
- Margery Sharp, English author and educator (d. 1991)
- Martín de Álzaga, Argentinian race car driver and pilot (d. 1982)
- Mildred Dunnock, American actress (d. 1991)
- István Fekete, Hungarian author (d. 1970)
- Yōjirō Ishizaka, Japanese author and educator (d. 1986)
- Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist and pioneer of evolutionary biology (d. 1975)
- Sleepy John Estes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
- Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian lawyer and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1972)
- Florence Mills, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)
- Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (d. 1954)
- Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)
- Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1941)
- Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American engineer (d. 1975)
- W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1965)
- Juventino Rosas, Mexican violinist and composer (d. 1894)
- Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and author (d. 1934)
- Charles Curtis, American lawyer and politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
- Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese businessman (d. 1954)
- John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, English admiral (d. 1920)
- Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1873)
- Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician, founded the Bishop Museum (d. 1915)
- William McDougall, Canadian lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories (d. 1905)
- Anna Gardner, American abolitionist and teacher (d. 1901)
- J. Marion Sims, American gynecologist and physician (d. 1883)
- William MacGillivray, Scottish ornithologist and biologist (d. 1852)
- François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, physician, physiologist, and lawyer (d. 1878)
- William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. 1857)
- Robert Burns, Scottish poet and songwriter (d. 1796)
- Paolo Mascagni, Italian physician and anatomist (d. 1815)
- Johann Gottfried Vierling, German organist and composer (d. 1813)
- Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher and author (d. 1819)
- Charles François Dumouriez, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1823)
- Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1813)
- William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and politician, Lord Steward of the Household (d. 1707)
- Daniel Casper von Lohenstein, German writer, diplomat and lawyer (d. 1683)
- Gaspar Fagel, Dutch politician and diplomat (d. 1688)
- Robert Boyle, Irish-English chemist and physicist (d. 1691)
- Nicolaes Visscher I, Dutch engraver and cartographer (d. 1679)
- Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (d. 1660)
- Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1586)
- Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (d. 1580)
- Anne of Brittany (probable; d. 1514)
- Paul Hofhaimer, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1537)
- Katharina of Hanau, German countess regent (d. 1460)
- Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (d. 780)
Deaths On This Day
- Neagu Djuvara, Romanian historian, essayist, philosopher, journalist, novelist and diplomat (b. 1916)
- Stephen P. Cohen, Canadian academic (b. 1945)
- Robert Garcia, American politician (b. 1933)
- John Hurt, English actor (b. 1940)
- Harry Mathews, American novelist and poet (b. 1930)
- Marcel Prud'homme, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
- Mary Tyler Moore, American actress, dancer, and producer (b. 1936)
- John Leggett, American author and academic (b. 1917)
- Richard McBrien, American priest, theologian, and academic (b. 1936)
- Bill Monbouquette, American baseball player and coach (b. 1936)
- Demis Roussos, Egyptian-Greek singer (b. 1946)
- Arthur Doyle, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and flute player (b. 1944)
- Heini Halberstam, Czech-English mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
- Dave Strack, American basketball player and coach (b. 1923)
- Martial Asselin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1924)
- Kevin Heffernan, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1929)
- Aase Nordmo Løvberg, Norwegian soprano and actress (b. 1923)
- Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (b. 1929)
- Jacques Maisonrouge, French businessman (b. 1924)
- Franco Pacini, Italian astrophysicist and academic (b. 1939)
- Robert Sheran, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1916)
- Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos Greek captain and businessman (b. 1935)
- Vincent Cronin, Welsh historian and author (b. 1924)
- Ali Hassan al-Majid, Iraqi general and politician, Iraqi Minister of Defence (b. 1941)
- Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer (b. 1932)
- Ewald Kooiman, Dutch organist and educator (b. 1938)
- Kim Manners, American director and producer (b. 1951)
- Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
- William Augustus Bootle, American lawyer and judge (b. 1902)
- Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the PPG Place and Crystal Cathedral (b. 1906)
- Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean author and poet (b. 1907)
- Netti Witziers-Timmer, Dutch runner (b. 1923)
- Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch runner and hurdler (b. 1918)
- Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
- Sheldon Reynolds, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
- Samuel Weems, American lawyer and author (b. 1936)
- Cliff Baxter, employee at Enron (b. 1958)
- Alice Ambrose, American philosopher and logician (b. 1906)
- Sarah Louise Delany, American author and educator (b. 1889)
- Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
- Dan Barry, American author and illustrator (b. 1923)
- Jonathan Larson, American playwright and composer (b. 1960)
- Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1909)
- Mir Khalil ur Rehman, Founder and editor of the Jang Group of Newspapers (b. 1927)
- Frank Soo, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
- Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)
- Colleen Moore, American actress (b. 1899)
- Frank J. Lynch, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1922)
- Ilias Iliou, Greek jurist and politician (b. 1904)
- Mikhail Suslov, Russian economist and politician (b. 1902)
- Adele Astaire, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1896)
- Skender Kulenović, Bosnian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1910)
- Charlotte Whitton, Canadian journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)
- Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
- Barry III, Guinean lawyer and politician (b. 1923)
- Jane Bathori, French soprano (b. 1877)
- Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese director and producer (b. 1901)
- Louie Myfanwy Thomas, Welsh writer (b. 1908)
- Saul Adler, Belarusian-English microbiologist and parasitologist (b. 1895)
- Diana Barrymore, American actress (b. 1921)
- Cemil Topuzlu, Turkish surgeon and politician, Mayor of Istanbul (b. 1866)
- Robert R. Young, American businessman and financier (b. 1897)
- Ichizō Kobayashi, Japanese businessman, founded Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (b. 1873)
- Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
- Makino Nobuaki, Japanese politician, 15th Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1861)
- Al Capone, American gangster and mob boss (b. 1899)
- Charles Davidson Dunbar, Scottish soldier and bagpipe player (b. 1870)
- Juan Vucetich, Croatian-Argentinian anthropologist and police officer (b. 1858)
- Dmitry Milyutin, Russian field marshal and politician (b. 1816)
- W. G. Read Mullan, American Jesuit and academic (1860)
- Ouida, English-Italian author (b. 1839)
- Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player and theoretician (b. 1850)
- René Pottier, French cyclist (b. 1879)
- Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, German Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (b. 1835)
- Périclès Pantazis, Greek-Belgian painter (b. 1849)
- Konstantin Thon, Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (b. 1794)
- Richard S. Ewell, American general (b. 1817)
- Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (b. 1778)
- Paul Dudley, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1675)
- Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet, English banker and politician, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1652)
- Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
- Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
- Robert Burton, English physician and scholar (b. 1577)
- Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (b. 1515)
- Mihrimah Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1522)
- Christian II of Denmark (b. 1481)
- Ferdinand I of Naples (b. 1423)
- Ygo Gales Galama, Frisian warlord and rebel (b. 1443)
- Charles II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1364)
- Maud de Ufford, Countess of Oxford (b. 1345)
- Henry Suso, German priest and mystic (b. 1300)
- Godfrey I, Count of Louvain and Duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VI)
- Antipope Anacletus II
- Emperor Yingzong of Song (b. 1032)
- Lothair I, Margrave of the Nordmark
- Ma Xiguang, ruler of Chu (Ten Kingdoms)
- Charles of Provence, Frankish king (b. 845)
- Pope Gregory IV (b. 795)
- Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, Umayyad caliph
- Gaiseric, king of the Vandals (b. 389)
- Gregory Nazianzus, theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 329)