On This Day in History: January 27
January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 338 days remain until the end of the year (339 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Cab driver's friend steals his $50,000 winning Powerball ticket. A Bronx, New York, cab driver with big money woes swiped his buddy's winning $50,000 Powerball ticket — then tried to pass it off as his own, authorities said Tuesday.
- China's beloved national lottery suspected of massive fraud. China loves its national lottery, but now some very suspicious goings-on with the game has ignited a scandal that's capturing the country's attention.
- Ex-Georgia Lottery president got big bonuses. A state law designed to curb bonuses to Georgia Lottery executives didn't stop the organization from handing out huge "incentive" payouts and raises to top staffers.
- $14.3 million Hot Lotto prize claim withdrawn. Crawford Shaw, the enigmatic 76-year-old New York attorney who represented a trust attempting to claim a Hot Lotto jackpot worth as much as $14.3 million, abruptly withdrew any claim to the money Thursday evening.
- Mass. Lottery ends game that was exploited by high-rollers. Massachusetts lottery players looking to buy Cash WinFall tickets this week had their last chance on Monday, the game's final drawing.
- Investigators dig for evidence in missing Florida Lottery winner case. Investigators assembled at a Plant City, Fla., home, to look for evidence that the dramatic saga of a missing lottery winner ended in his murder.
- Michigan latest state to consider selling its lottery. Michigan has become the latest in a growing list of states to consider selling off its state lottery in a scheme to fix the state's budget problems.
- Lottery mega-jackpots generating less 'buzz'. Just a few years ago, a $240 million Powerball jackpot would have drawn long lines at gas stations and convenience stores across Rhode Island, but last week there was little buzz and short lines.
- Antigua gets favorable WTO gambling ruling over U.S.. The United States has suffered a new setback in a four-year-old legal battle with Antigua and Barbuda over U.S. restrictions on Internet gambling, a U.S. trade official said on Thursday.
- Mystery winner claims $7 million Ohio lottery jackpot. Someone finally claimed the Ohio Super Lotto Plus $7 million winning ticket sold Dec. 8 at Al's Convenience Store in Tiffin, but the person's identity is still a mystery.
- Oregon Lottery adds slot games to video poker machines. Under prodding from Gov. Ted Kulongoski, the Oregon State Lottery Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow slot-machine-style games on the state's network of video-poker terminals.
- N.H. lottery chief says $20 ticket price will not be high enough. A doubling of the top-priced scratch ticket sold by the New Hampshire lottery would trigger increased sales for only the next two to three years, the state's lottery chief warned Wednesday.
- Will Tennessee's new games cloud Kentucky lottery's future?. For a couple of centuries, there has been a border rivalry between Kentucky and Tennessee as the states have dueled over history and heroes and have had spats over sports and politics. Now the rivalry has become more serious than ever. The Big and the Big Orange are fighting over the Big Green - as in money.
- Kentucky Lottery: More than 'state-sanctioned gambling operation'. The fourth story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impact.
- Minnesota Lottery Director Dies in Apparent Suicide. The longtime director of the Minnesota State Lottery apparently committed suicide Tuesday, a day after meeting with legislative auditors examining the lottery's operations, officials said.
- 4 women split $7M New York Lotto jackpot. The latest New York Lotto winner is a middle-aged woman from Bulls Head who has been a regular at Mignosi's Supermarket in Graniteville for about 20 years.
- Md. Lottery Pays Out $7M In Prizes On Single Drawing. Players in Maryland's Pick Four game were the winners and the state lottery agency was the loser when the numbers came up 1111.
- Ohio Lottery Players Look for Luck. Lottery players are flocking to a little convenience store in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid ever since it sold Ohio's first winning Mega Millions ticket last month.
- Mississippi woman wins big in Tennessee lottery. Florence Blue of Greenwood, Mississippi cashed in a Tennessee Lottery ticket worth $25,000 Monday.
- Tenn. will launch Cash 3 within 60 days. Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation CEO Rebecca Paul announced Monday the first online game called Cash 3 would be up and running within 60 days.
- Three arrested, charged with altering Louisiana Lottery tickets. Three people were arrested Monday and a fourth is wanted for allegedly stealing and altering a Louisiana Lottery ticket worth $100,000, state police said.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$394 Million
Jan 29, 2020
- 2.$261 Million
Jan 28, 2015
- 3.$191 Million
Jan 27, 2017
- 4.$187 Million
Jan 28, 2017
- 5.€146 Million
Jan 27, 2006
- 6.$174 Million
Jan 30, 2019
- 7.$171 Million
Jan 29, 2014
- 8.$151 Million
Jan 30, 2013
- 9.$146 Million
Jan 28, 2012
- 10.$144 Million
Jan 29, 2010
- 11.€131 Million
Jan 29, 2016
- 12.$141 Million
Jan 28, 2020
- 13.$135 Million
Jan 28, 2006
- 14.€98 Million
Jan 30, 2018
- 15.€90.93 Million
Jan 27, 2018
- 16.€90 Million
Feb 2, 2018
- 17.$112 Million
Jan 27, 2018
- 18.€97.49 Million
Jan 29, 2019
- 19.$109 Million
Jan 29, 2019
- 20.$103 Million
Jan 30, 2001
- 21.€84 Million
Jan 29, 2019
- 22.€84 Million
Jan 31, 2020
- 23.$89 Million
Jan 30, 2018
- 24.€81.08 Million
Jan 28, 2017
- 25.$86 Million
Jan 29, 2003
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Jan 27, 1991
29 years old
Friday, Jan 27, 1989
31 years old
Friday, Jan 27, 1984
36 years old
Thursday, Jan 27, 1972
48 years old
Tuesday, Jan 27, 1970
50 years old
Monday, Jan 27, 1969
51 years old
Saturday, Jan 27, 1968
52 years old
Saturday, Jan 27, 1968
52 years old
Monday, Jan 27, 1958
62 years old
Saturday, Jan 27, 1945
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Two hundred and forty-two people die in a nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.
- Arab Spring: The Yemeni Revolution begins as over 16,000 protestors demonstrate in Sana'a.
- The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.
- The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
- An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
- In a military coup, Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
- Germany first observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.
- Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper.
- The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.
- Apollo program: Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
- Cold War: The Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
- The Soviet submarine S-80 sinks when its snorkel malfunctions, flooding the boat.
- Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with Operation Ranger.
- World War II: The Soviet 322nd Rifle Division liberates the remaining inmates of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
- World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
- World War II: The Eighth Air Force sorties ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-boat construction yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany.
- First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
- Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
- Beginning of the Finnish Civil War.
- World War I: The British government passed a legislation that introduced conscription in the United Kingdom.
- Thomas Edison receives a patent for his incandescent lamp.
- Boshin War: Tokugawa rebels establish the Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
- Boshin War: The Battle of Toba-Fushimi begins, between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions; it will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
- The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears".
- A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent, approaching the Antarctic coast.
- The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
- American Revolutionary War: Henry Knox's "noble train of artillery" arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan and Caliph of Islam in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
- Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
- Pope Clement VI issues the papal bull Unigenitus to justify the power of the pope and the use of indulgences. Nearly 200 years later, Martin Luther would protest this.
- Dante Alighieri is exiled from Florence.
- Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
- The co-emperors Stephen and Constantine are overthrown and forced to become monks by Constantine VII, who becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
- AD 98
- Trajan succeeds his adoptive father Nerva as Roman emperor; under his rule the Roman Empire would reach its maximum extent.
Births On This Day
- Stefano Pettinari, Italian footballer
- Christian Bickel, German footballer
- Sebastine Ikahihifo, New Zealand rugby league player
- Alberto Botía, Spanish footballer
- Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
- Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Anton Shunin, Russian footballer
- Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
- Paulo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
- Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
- Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
- Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby player
- Chanda Gunn, American ice hockey player and coach
- Marat Safin, Russian tennis player and politician
- Rosamund Pike, English actress
- Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer and coach
- Pete Laforest, Canadian-American baseball player and manager
- Ahn Jung-hwan, South Korean footballer
- Clint Ford, American actor, voice actor and novelist
- Fred Taylor, American football player
- Michael K. Winder, American businessman and politician
- Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norwegian skier and biathlete
- Andrei Pavel, Romanian tennis player and coach
- Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
- Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
- Patrice Brisebois, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Bradley Clyde, Australian rugby league player
- Dean Headley, English cricketer and coach
- Michael Kulas, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
- Patton Oswalt, American comedian and actor
- Shane Thomson, New Zealand cricketer
- Tracy Lawrence, American country singer
- Mike Patton, American singer, composer, and voice artist
- Matt Stover, American football player
- Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese-American actress and singer
- Alan Cumming, Scottish-American actor
- Mike Newell, English footballer and manager
- Ignacio Noé, Argentinian author and illustrator
- Attila Sekerlioglu, Austrian footballer and manager
- Patrick van Deurzen, Dutch composer and academic
- Bridget Fonda, American actress
- George Monbiot, English-Welsh author and activist
- Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
- Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
- Margo Timmins, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Fiona O'Donnell, Canadian-Scottish politician
- Cris Collinsworth, American football player and sportscaster
- Göran Hägglund, Swedish lawyer and politician, 28th Swedish Minister for Social Affairs
- Keith Olbermann, American journalist and author
- James Grippando, American lawyer and author
- Alan Milburn, English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
- Janick Gers, English guitarist and songwriter
- Frank Miller, American illustrator, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Mimi Rogers, American actress
- Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- John Roberts, American lawyer and judge, 17th Chief Justice of the United States
- Peter Laird, American author and illustrator
- Ed Schultz, American talk show host and sportscaster (d. 2018)
- Brian Gottfried, American tennis player
- Billy Johnson, American football player and coach
- Tam O'Shaughnessy, American tennis player, psychologist, and academic
- G. E. Smith, American guitarist and songwriter
- Seth Justman, American keyboard player and songwriter
- Cees van der Knaap, Dutch soldier and politician
- Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor
- Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist
- Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
- Vyron Polydoras, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister for Public Order
- Cal Schenkel, American painter and illustrator
- Philip Sugden, English historian and author (d. 2014)
- Perfecto Yasay Jr., Filipino lawyer and Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
- Christopher Hum, English academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to China
- Nedra Talley, American singer
- Harold Cardinal, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2005)
- Peter Akinola, Nigerian archbishop
- Mairead Maguire, Northern Irish activist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Nick Mason, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
- Julia Cumberlege, Baroness Cumberlege, English businesswoman and politician
- Maki Asakawa, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
- Tasuku Honjo, Japanese immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine
- John Witherspoon, American actor
- Kate Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1986)
- Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1981)
- Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin, Turkish engineer and politician, 35th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs
- James Cromwell, American actor
- Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Petru Lucinschi, Romanian activist and politician, 2nd President of Moldova
- Reynaldo Rey, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Fred Åkerström, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)
- Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)
- Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Steve Demeter, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)
- Édith Cresson, French politician and diplomat, 160th Prime Minister of France
- George Follmer, American race car driver
- Jerry Buss, American chemist and businessman (d. 2013)
- Boris Shakhlin, Russian-Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2008)
- Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Nigel Vinson, Baron Vinson, English lieutenant and businessman
- Bobby "Blue" Bland, American blues singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian-Swiss businessman
- Gastón Suárez, Bolivian author and playwright (d. 1984)
- Michael Craig, Indian-English actor and screenwriter
- Hans Modrow, Polish-German lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of East Germany
- Fritz Spiegl, Austrian flute player and journalist (d. 2003)
- Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
- Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 1st President of Northern Cyprus (d. 2012)
- Brian Rix, English actor, producer, and politician (d. 2016)
- Harvey Shapiro, American poet (d. 2013)
- Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
- Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
- Helmut Zacharias, German violinist and composer (d. 2002)
- Tom Addington, English captain (d. 2011)
- Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, created Alvin and the Chipmunks (d. 1972)
- Skitch Henderson, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)
- Elmore James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)
- William Seawell, American general (d. 2005)
- Jules Archer, American historian and author (d. 2008)
- Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1985)
- Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher and environmentalist (d. 2009)
- Francis Rogallo, American engineer, invented the Rogallo wing (d. 2009)
- Edvard Kardelj, Slovene general, economist, and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1979)
- William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American journalist and publisher (d. 1993)
- Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)
- James J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1979)
- John Eccles, Australian-Swiss neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
- Otto P. Weyland, American general (d. 1979)
- Willy Fritsch, German actor (d. 1973)
- Art Rooney, American football player and coach, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (d. 1988)
- Hyman G. Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
- Joseph Rosenstock, Polish-American conductor and manager (d. 1985)
- Harry Ruby, American composer and screenwriter (d. 1974)
- Soong Ching-ling, Chinese politician, Honorary President of the People's Republic of China (d. 1981)
- Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian journalist and author (d. 1967)
- Balthasar van der Pol, Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1959)
- Radhabinod Pal, Indian academic and jurist (d. 1967)
- Jerome Kern, American composer and songwriter (d. 1945)
- Seison Maeda, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
- Dorothy Scarborough, American author (d. 1935)
- Will Marion Cook, American violinist and composer (d. 1944)
- Wilhelm II, German Emperor (d. 1941)
- Neel Doff, Dutch-Belgian author (d. 1942)
- John Collier, English painter and author (d. 1934)
- Samuel Gompers, English-American labor leader (d. 1924)
- Edward Smith, English captain (d. 1912)
- Tōgō Heihachirō, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)
- Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1910)
- Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1895)
- Lewis Carroll, English novelist, poet, and mathematician (d. 1898)
- Carl Friedrich Schmidt, Estonian-Russian geologist and botanist (d. 1908)
- Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian journalist and author (d. 1889)
- Richard Taylor, American general, historian, and politician (d. 1879)
- Urbain Johnson, Canadian farmer and political figure (d. 1917)
- Édouard Lalo, French violinist and composer (d. 1892)
- John Chivington, American colonel and pastor (d. 1892)
- Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect, designed the Lausanne Cathedral (d. 1879)
- David Strauss, German theologian and author (d. 1874)
- Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer and educator (d. 1826)
- Maria Anna of Bavaria (d. 1877)
- Samuel Palmer, English painter and etcher (d. 1881)
- Eunice Hale Waite Cobb, American writer, public speaker, and activist (d. 1880)
- Eli Whitney Blake, American engineer, invented the Mortise lock (d. 1886)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German-Swiss philosopher and academic (d. 1854)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1791)
- Hester Thrale, Welsh author (d. 1821)
- Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (d. 1728)
- Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian and theologian (d. 1790)
- Johann Balthasar Neumann, German engineer and architect, designed Würzburg Residence and Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (d. 1753)
- George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1733)
- Richard Bentley, English scholar and theologian (d. 1742)
- Thomas Willis, English physician and anatomist (d. 1675)
- Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Baronet, English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (d. 1685)
- Humphrey Mackworth, English politician, lawyer and judge (d. 1654)
- Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
- Abbas I of Persia (d. 1629)
- Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1608)
- Albert III, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
- Edward of Angoulême, English noble (d. 1370)
Deaths On This Day
- Countess Maya von Schönburg-Glauchau, German socialite (b. 1958)
- Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA (b. 1926)
- Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (b. 1927)
- Arthur H. Rosenfeld, American physicist (b. 1926)
- Carlos Loyzaga, Filipino basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
- Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (b. 1927)
- David Landau, English-Israeli journalist (b. 1947)
- Joseph Rotman, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)
- Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
- Larry Winters, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1956)
- Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist (b. 1919)
- Epimaco Velasco, Filipino lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1935)
- Paul Zorner, German soldier and pilot (b. 1920)
- Ivan Bodiul, Ukrainian-Russian politician (b. 1918)
- Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (b. 1925)
- Greg Cook, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1946)
- Ted Dicks, English composer and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Jeannette Hamby, American nurse and politician (b. 1933)
- Kevin White, American politician, 51st Mayor of Boston (b. 1929)
- Charlie Callas, American comedian and musician (b. 1927)
- Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
- J. D. Salinger, American soldier and author (b. 1919)
- Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (b. 1922)
- John Updike, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (b. 1932)
- R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th President of India (b. 1910)
- Suharto, Indonesian general and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia (b. 1921)
- Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader and author, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)
- Louie Welch, American businessman and politician, 54th Mayor of Houston (b. 1918)
- Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese decathlete, long jumper, and hurdler (b. 1933)
- Gene McFadden, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)
- Johannes Rau, German journalist and politician, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
- Salvador Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
- Jack Paar, American talk show host and author (b. 1918)
- Henryk Jabłoński, Polish historian and politician, President of Poland (b. 1909)
- Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1930)
- Ralph Yarborough, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1903)
- Claude Akins, American actor (b. 1918)
- André the Giant, French professional wrestler and actor (b. 1946)
- Thomas Sopwith, English ice hockey player and pilot (b. 1888)
- Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian historian, author, and playwright (b. 1938)
- Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian animator and director (b. 1914)
- Lilli Palmer, German-American actress (b. 1914)
- Louis de Funès, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1914)
- Bill Walsh, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)
- Georgios Grivas, Cypriot general (b. 1898)
- William Nolde, American colonel (b. 1929)
- Mahalia Jackson, American singer (b. 1911)
- Jacobo Árbenz, Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
- Rocco D'Assunta, Italian actor, comedian and playwright (b. 1904)
- crew of Apollo 1 Roger B. Chaffee, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1935)
- crew of Apollo 1 Gus Grissom, American pilot and astronaut (b. 1926)
- crew of Apollo 1 Ed White, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
- Alphonse Juin, Algerian-French general (b. 1888)
- Abraham Walkowitz, American painter (b. 1878)
- John Farrow, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
- Bernard Friedberg, Austrian scholar and author (b. 1876)
- Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor and director (b. 1890)
- Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish field marshal and politician, 6th President of Finland (b. 1867)
- Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1888)
- Isaac Babel, Russian short story writer, journalist, and playwright (b. 1894)
- Nishinoumi Kajirō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (b. 1880)
- Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius, Lithuanian bishop (b. 1871)
- Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (b. 1864)
- Maurice Buckley, Australian sergeant (b. 1891)
- Endre Ady, Hungarian poet and journalist (b. 1877)
- Thomas Crapper, English plumber and businessman (b. 1836)
- Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (b. 1813)
- Edward Middleton Barry, English architect and academic, co-designed the Halifax Town Hall and the Royal Opera House (b. 1830)
- János Bolyai, Romanian-Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1802)
- John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (b. 1789)
- Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, English admiral and politician (b. 1724)
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher and academic (b. 1762)
- John Perkins, Anglo-Jamaican captain
- Antoine Philippe de La Trémoille, French general (b. 1765)
- Philippe Macquer, French historian (b. 1720)
- Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1692)
- Thomas Woolston, English theologian and author (b. 1669)
- Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker, invented the Piano (b. 1655)
- Robert Aske, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1619)
- Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1566)
- Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses, Spanish author and poet (b. 1585)
- Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (b. 1560)
- Francis Drake, English captain and explorer (b. 1540)
- Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)
- Angela Merici, Italian educator and saint, founded the Company of St. Ursula (b. 1474)
- Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo (b. 1438)
- Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shōgun (b. 1435)
- Frederick the Simple, King of Sicily
- Külüg Khan, Emperor Wuzong of Yuan
- Yue Fei, Chinese general (b. 1103)
- Adelaide of Hungary, (b. c. 1040)
- Zhang Yanze, Chinese general and governor
- Ruotger, archbishop of Trier
- Liu Can, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Pope Sergius II (b. 790)
- Pope Vitalian
- Yuan Di, emperor of the Liang Dynasty (b. 508)
- Marcian, Byzantine emperor (b. 392)
- AD 98
- Nerva, Roman emperor (b. 35)