On This Day in History: January 3
January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 362 days remain until the end of the year (363 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Lottery millionaires' 'dreams came true' after learning son is cancer free. A UK couple won a £2 million (US$2.6 million) lottery jackpot three days before finding out that their teenage son was clear of cancer.
- 85-year-old claims Lucky for Life lottery prize with hours to spare. Eighty-five-year-old Bob Hissom bought a winning lottery ticket Jan. 1 of last year and just cashed it in this week — right before it expired.
- Synchronized multi-state lottery jackpots increase to combined $878 million. This is the first time in history that two US lottery games have simultaneously been greater than $400 million.
- NJ Lottery Director Hedinger announces retirement. Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director, has announced her retirement, which was effective December 31, 2017.
- 19-year-old Massachusetts man hits lifetime lottery jackpot. A Massachusetts teenager just won the ultimate gift that will last a lifetime.
- $400 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover. This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in almost a year.
- Woman almost gave away her $1.3M lottery ticket. Ligia Dennis got the type of surprise most of us can only dream about: she won the lottery.
- California delivery driver claims half of $648 million jackpot. A delivery driver from Northern California rang in the New Year by walking into the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento with a ticket worth $324 million.
- Washington Lottery published wrong numbers after raffle draw. Washington Lottery officials say a computer glitch is to blame for the wrong Veterans Raffle numbers being posted on its Web site Wednesday night.
- 76-year-old man trapped hunting for lottery ticket. A 76-year-old man trapped himself in an underground waste paper container in Amsterdam after he clambered in to hunt for a lottery ticket.
- Powerball multi-state lottery to raise prices, jackpots. Powerball lottery organizers are betting that bigger jackpots will entice more people to play, but gamblers are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets to try their luck. Game changes that have been in the works for months -- perhaps years -- are finally going into effect this month.
- $330 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot nears record high. Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops for the Tuesday evening drawing, which now stands as the largest Mega Millions grand prize since August, 2009.
- Arkansas Lottery gets its first Powerball jackpot winner. Just two months after the first Powerball ticket was sold in Arkansas, the state has produced its first jackpot winner.
- Michigan Lottery Millionaire Raffle numbers drawn. The Michigan Lottery has drawn the winning numbers for what could arguably be considered its hottest-selling game ever.
- £9.4 million lottery jackpot expires. A £9.4 million (US$16.2 million) UK National Lottery jackpot is going to good causes after the mystery winner failed to come forward by the deadline.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Swells To $67 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $67 million Saturday.
- Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $28 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $28 million, with a cash option of $15.5 million.
- New Lottery is Oklahoma's Top Story of the Year. In November, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry saw a cornerstone for his plan to increase funding for education, a statewide lottery, become a reality.
- Two Florida Lotto tickets share $20 million jackpot. Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $20 million, lottery officials said on Sunday.
- Winning a big lottery not without its own cost. Of all potential windfalls, the lottery winner's is the most exaggerated. Unlike inheritance or large lawsuit wins, there's no lead up.
- $175,000 Mega Millions Ticket Dispute. Two traders for the Chicago Board Options Exchange filed a police complaint Friday against a trading clerk who they claim pocketed their $175,000 Mega Millions lottery ticket this week.
- New Year Brings New Start for $2.1 Million Wash. Lotto Winner. Phuc Nguyen of Bellevue, Washington plans to use some of his $2.1 million Lotto prize to open his own business and open the door to a new home and a new life for himself and his family.
- Grand Plans for $2.5 Million Lotto Winner. Janette Bowe of Issaquah, Washington wants life to continue to be "as normal as possible, but with a lot of extras." Winning a $2.5 million Lotto Jackpot, could mean the "extras" will become a normal part of Bowe's life, too.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$524.1 Million
Jan 6, 2016
- 2.$460.9 Million
Jan 3, 2018
- 3.$451 Million
Jan 5, 2018
- 4.$447 Million
Jan 5, 2021
- 5.$410 Million
Jan 6, 2021
- 6.$380 Million
Jan 4, 2011
- 7.$237 Million
Jan 4, 2020
- 8.$206 Million
Jan 6, 2015
- 9.€112 Million
Jan 3, 2014
- 10.$145 Million
Jan 5, 2016
- 11.$131 Million
Jan 3, 2015
- 12.€87.15 Million
Jan 5, 2021
- 13.€88 Million
Jan 6, 2006
- 14.$105 Million
Jan 3, 2017
- 15.€78 Million
Jan 5, 2007
- 16.$102 Million
Jan 5, 2007
- 17.$100 Million
Jan 3, 2007
- 18.€80.78 Million
Jan 4, 2018
- 19.€84.96 Million
Jan 3, 2019
- 20.€90 Million
Jan 6, 2017
- 21.€74.02 Million
Jan 8, 2021
- 22.$90 Million
Jan 3, 2009
- 23.$81 Million
Jan 3, 2004
- 24.$80 Million
Jan 4, 2017
- 25.£52.96 Million
Jan 6, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jan 3, 1986
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Friday, Jan 3, 1986
35 years old
Friday, Jan 3, 1986
35 years old
Thursday, Jan 3, 1985
36 years old
Tuesday, Jan 3, 1984
37 years old
Thursday, Jan 3, 1980
41 years old
Saturday, Jan 3, 1976
45 years old
Tuesday, Jan 3, 1967
54 years old
Tuesday, Jan 3, 1967
54 years old
Friday, Jan 3, 1964
57 years old
Friday, Jan 3, 1958
63 years old
Sunday, Jan 3, 1943
78 years old
Wednesday, Jan 3, 1940
81 years old
Tuesday, Jan 3, 1933
88 years old
Wednesday, Jan 3, 1917
104 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Iranian General Qasem Soleimani is killed by an American airstrike near Baghdad International Airport, igniting global concerns of a potential armed conflict.
- Chang'e 4 makes the first soft landing on the far side of the Moon, deploying the Yutu-2 lunar rover.
- For the first time in history all five major storm surge gates in the Netherlands are closed simultaneously in the wake of a storm.
- In response to the execution of Nimr al-Nimr, Iran ends its diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia.
- Boko Haram militants destroy the entire town of Baga in north-east Nigeria, starting the Baga massacre and killing as many as 2,000 people.
- The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, is established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
- Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it one of the deadliest aviation accidents in Egyptian history.
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israeli forces seize the Palestinian freighter Karine A in the Red Sea, finding 50 tons of weapons.
- The Mars Polar Lander is launched by NASA.
- Baikal Airlines Flight 130 crashes near Mamoney, Irkutsk, Russia, resulting in 125 deaths.
- In Moscow, Russia, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
- CommutAir Flight 4281 crashes on approach to Adirondack Regional Airport, in Saranac Lake, New York, killing two people.
- United States invasion of Panama: Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to American forces.
- Apple Computer is incorporated.
- The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, comes into force.
- Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
- Cold War: After a series of economic retaliations against one another, the United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
- The SL-1 nuclear reactor is destroyed by a steam explosion in the only reactor incident in the United States to cause immediate fatalities.
- A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
- Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
- The West Indies Federation is formed.
- The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
- A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
- Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
- Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
- Popular Canadian American jockey George Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.
- World War II: US flying ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Vought F4U Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero.
- Minnie D. Craig becomes the first woman elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first woman to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
- An Atlantic coast storm sets the lowest confirmed barometric pressure reading for a non-tropical system in the continental United States.
- A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
- A gun battle in the East End of London leaves two dead. It sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill.
- Sino-French War: Beginning of the Battle of Núi Bop.
- In the Battle of Bapaume, an engagement in the Franco-Prussian War, General Louis Faidherbe's forces bring about a Prussian retreat.
- Construction work begins on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, United States.
- Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
- American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the United States.
- Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of Liberia.
- Captain James Onslow, in the Clio, reasserts British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
- Austria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance against Prussia and Russia.
- American General George Washington defeats British General Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
- Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
- The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark's oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
- By the Coonan Cross Oath, the Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage.
- Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.
- Emperor Decius orders everyone in the Roman Empire (except Jews) to make sacrifices to the Roman gods.
Births On This Day
- Greta Thunberg, Swedish environmental activist
- Deni Avdija, Israeli-Serbian basketball player
- Kyron McMaster, British Virgin Islands hurdler
- Florence Pugh, English actress
- Kim Jisoo, Korean singer
- Isaquias Queiroz, Brazilian sprint canoeist
- Jerson Cabral, Dutch footballer
- Özgür Çek, Turkish footballer
- Sébastien Faure, French footballer
- Dane Gagai, Australian rugby league player
- Yoichiro Kakitani, Japanese footballer
- Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese artistic gymnast
- Ikechi Anya, Scottish-Nigerian footballer
- Matt Frattin, Canadian ice hockey player
- Reto Berra, Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender
- Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and singer
- Dana Hussain, Iraqi sprinter
- Greg Nwokolo, Indonesian footballer
- Dmitry Starodubtsev, Russian pole vaulter
- Linas Kleiza, Lithuanian basketball player
- Evan Moore, American football player
- Billy Mehmet, English-Irish footballer
- Peter Clarke, English footballer
- Lasse Nilsson, Swedish footballer
- Park Ji-yoon, South Korean singer and actress
- Eli Manning, American football player
- Bryan Clay, American decathlete
- Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey player
- David Tyree, American football player
- Kurt Vile, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Mary Wineberg, American sprinter
- Dimitra Kalentzou, Greek basketball player
- Dominic Wood, English comedian and former magician
- Lee Bowyer, English footballer and coach
- A. J. Burnett, American baseball player
- Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer
- Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor and producer
- Jason Marsden, American actor
- Thomas Bangalter, French DJ, musician (Daft Punk), and producer
- Robert-Jan Derksen, Dutch golfer
- Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
- Dan Harmon, American screenwriter and producer
- Cory Cross, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Lee Il-hwa, South Korean actress
- Lorenzo Fertitta, American entrepreneur, casino executive and sports promoter
- Jarmo Lehtinen, Finnish racing driver
- Michael Schumacher, German racing driver
- Gerda Weissensteiner, Italian luger and bobsledder
- Chetan Sharma, Indian cricketer
- Bruce LaBruce, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Cheryl Miller, American basketball player and coach
- Stewart Hosie, Scottish businessman and politician
- Aamer Malik, Pakistani cricketer
- Alex Wheatle, English author and playwright
- New Jack, retired professional wrestler
- Darren Daulton, American baseball player (d. 2017)
- Gavin Hastings, Scottish rugby player
- Russell Spence, English racing driver
- Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Justin Fleming, Australian playwright and author
- Mohammed Waheed Hassan, Maldivian educator and politician, 5th President of the Maldives
- Peter Taylor, English football winger and manager
- Esperanza Aguirre, Spanish civil servant and politician, 3rd President of the Community of Madrid
- Gianfranco Fini, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Jim Ross, American professional wrestling commentator
- Linda Dobbs, English lawyer and judge
- Gary Nairn, Australian surveyor and politician, 14th Special Minister of State
- Victoria Principal, American actress and businesswoman
- Linda Steiner, American journalist and academic
- Vesna Vulović, Serbian plane crash survivor and Guinness World Record holder (d. 2016)
- Ian Nankervis, Australian footballer
- Fran Cotton, English rugby player
- Zulema, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- John Paul Jones, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek footballer (d. 2002)
- Stephen Stills, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian author
- Doreen Massey, English geographer and political activist (d. 2016)
- Van Dyke Parks, American singer-songwriter, musician, composer, author, and actor
- John Marsden, Australian lawyer and activist (d. 2006)
- John Thaw, English actor and producer, played Inspector Morse (d. 2002)
- Malcolm Dick, New Zealand rugby player
- Leo de Berardinis, Italian actor and director (d. 2008)
- Bernard Blaut, Polish footballer and coach (d. 2007)
- Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)
- Bobby Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
- Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell, English academic and politician
- K. Ganeshalingam, Sri Lankan accountant and politician, Mayor of Colombo (d. 2006)
- Glen A. Larson, American director, producer, and screenwriter, created Battlestar Galactica (d. 2014)
- Raymond Garneau, Canadian businessman and politician
- Marpessa Dawn, American-French actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2008)
- Carla Anderson Hills, American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Geoffrey Bindman, English lawyer
- Anne Stevenson, American-English poet and author (d. 2020)
- Eeles Landström, Finnish pole vaulter and politician
- Robert Loggia, American actor and director (d. 2015)
- Sergio Leone, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
- Ernst Mahle, German-Brazilian composer and conductor
- Gordon Moore, American businessman, co-founder of Intel Corporation
- Abdul Rahman Ya'kub, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (d. 2015)
- W. Michael Blumenthal, American economist and politician, 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury
- George Martin, English composer, conductor, and producer (d. 2016)
- Jill Balcon, English actress (d. 2009)
- Otto Beisheim, German businessman and philanthropist, founded Metro AG (d. 2013)
- André Franquin, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1997)
- Nell Rankin, American soprano and educator (d. 2005)
- Enzo Cozzolini, Italian football player (d. 1962)
- Hank Stram, American football coach and sportscaster (d. 2005)
- Bill Travers, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
- Isabella Bashmakova, Russian historian of mathematics (d. 2005)
- Siegfried Buback, German lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)
- Herbie Nichols, American pianist and composer (d. 1963)
- Albert Mol, Dutch author and actor (d. 2002)
- Roger Williams Straus, Jr., American journalist and publisher, co-founded Farrar, Straus and Giroux (d. 2004)
- Betty Furness, American actress and television journalist (d. 1994)
- Fred Haas, American golfer (d. 2004)
- Jack Levine, American painter and soldier (d. 2010)
- Federico Borrell García, Spanish soldier (d. 1936)
- Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2002)
- Armand Lohikoski, American-Finnish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
- Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)
- John Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1992)
- Victor Borge, Danish-American pianist and conductor (d. 2000)
- Ray Milland, Welsh-American actor and director (d. 1986)
- Dante Giacosa, Italian engineer (d. 1996)
- Anna May Wong, American actress (d. 1961)
- Ngô Đình Diệm, Vietnamese lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 1963)
- Donald J. Russell, American businessman (d. 1985)
- Carolyn Haywood, American author and illustrator (d. 1990)
- Marion Davies, American actress and comedian (d. 1961)
- ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
- J.R.R. Tolkien, English writer, poet, and philologist (d. 1973)
- August Macke, German-French painter (d. 1914)
- John Gould Fletcher, American poet and author (d. 1950)
- Arthur Mailey, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
- Harry Elkins Widener, American businessman (d. 1912)
- Raoul Koczalski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948)
- Clement Attlee, English soldier, lawyer, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
- Duncan Gillis, Canadian discus thrower and hammer thrower (d. 1963)
- Francis Browne, Irish Jesuit priest and photographer (d. 1960)
- Josephine Hull, American actress (d. 1957)
- Wilhelm Pieck, German carpenter and politician, 1st President of the German Democratic Republic (d. 1960)
- Alexandros Diomidis, Greek banker and politician, 145th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1950)
- Ichizō Kobayashi, Japanese businessman and art collector, founded the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (d. 1957)
- Henry Handel Richardson, Australian-English author (d. 1946)
- Henry Lytton, English actor (d. 1936)
- Matthew Nathan, English soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Queensland (d. 1939)
- Ernest Renshaw, English tennis player (d. 1899)
- William Renshaw, English tennis player (d. 1904)
- Hubert Bland, English businessman (d. 1914)
- Sophie Elkan, Swedish writer (d. 1921)
- Ettore Marchiafava, Italian physician (d. 1935)
- Father Damien, Flemish priest and missionary (d. 1889)
- Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese samurai and rebel leader (d. 1867)
- Savitribai Phule, Indian poet, educator, and activist (d. 1897)
- Charles Piazzi Smyth, Italian-Scottish astronomer and academic (d. 1900)
- Samuel C. Pomeroy, American businessman and politician (d. 1891)
- Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer, ethnologist, linguist, and astronomer (d. 1897)
- Henriette Sontag, German soprano and actress (d. 1854)
- Douglas William Jerrold, English journalist and playwright (d. 1857)
- Charles Pelham Villiers, English lawyer and politician (d. 1898)
- Lucretia Mott, American activist (d. 1880)
- Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish archbishop (d. 1861)
- Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont (d. 1863)
- Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
- Angelo Emo, Venetian admiral and statesman (d. 1792)
- Fredrik Hasselqvist, Swedish biologist and explorer (d. 1752)
- Richard Gridley, American soldier and engineer (d. 1796)
- Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet and songwriter (d. 1782)
- James Harrington, English political theorist (d. 1677)
- Gian Girolamo Albani, Italian cardinal (d. 1591)
- 106 BC
- Cicero, Roman philosopher, lawyer, and politician (d. 43 BC)
Deaths On This Day
- Qasem Soleimani, Iranian major general, commander of the Iranian Quds Force (b. 1957)
- Eric Jerome Dickey, American author (b. 1961)
- Herb Kelleher, American businessman, co-founder of Southwest Airlines (b. 1931)
- Colin Brumby, Australian composer (b. 1933)
- H. S. Mahadeva Prasad, Indian politician (b. 1958)
- Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (b. 1932)
- Peter Naur, Danish computer scientist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1928)
- Bill Plager, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1945)
- Igor Sergun, Russian general and diplomat (b. 1957)
- Martin Anderson, American economist and academic (b. 1936)
- Edward Brooke, American captain and politician, 47th Massachusetts Attorney General (b. 1919)
- Phil Everly, American singer and guitarist (b. 1939)
- George Goodman, American economist and author (b. 1930)
- Saul Zaentz, American film producer (b. 1921)
- Alfie Fripp, English soldier and pilot (b. 1913)
- Ivan Mackerle, Czech cryptozoologist, explorer, and author (b. 1942)
- William Maxson, American general (b. 1930)
- Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- Vicar, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1934)
- Robert L. Carter, American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
- Winifred Milius Lubell, American author and illustrator (b. 1914)
- Josef Škvorecký, Czech-Canadian author and publisher (b. 1924)
- Bob Weston, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1947)
- Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt, Chilean-German composer and academic (b. 1925)
- Mary Daly, American theologian and scholar (b. 1928)
- Betty Freeman, American philanthropist and photographer (b. 1921)
- Pat Hingle, American actor (b. 1923)
- Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician (b. 1969)
- Choi Yo-sam, South Korean boxer (b. 1972)
- William Verity, Jr., American businessman and politician, 27th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1917)
- Bill Skate, Papua New Guinean politician, 5th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
- Koo Chen-fu, Taiwanese businessman and diplomat (b. 1917)
- Egidio Galea, Maltese Roman Catholic priest, missionary, and educator (b. 1918)
- Jyotindra Nath Dixit, Indian diplomat, 2nd Indian National Security Adviser (b. 1936)
- Jimmy Stewart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1931)
- Satish Dhawan, Indian engineer (b. 1920)
- Judith Anderson, British actress (b. 1897)
- Sergei Sobolev, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1909)
- Rose Ausländer, Ukrainian-German poet and author (b. 1901)
- Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (b. 1883)
- Joy Adamson, Austrian-Kenyan painter and conservationist (b. 1910)
- George Sutherland Fraser, Scottish poet and academic (b. 1915)
- Conrad Hilton, American businessman, founded the Hilton Hotels & Resorts (b. 1887)
- William Gropper, American lithographer, cartoonist, and painter (b. 1897)
- Victor Kraft, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1880)
- James McCormack, American general (b. 1910)
- Mohan Rakesh, Indian author and playwright (b. 1925)
- Gladys Aylward, English missionary and humanitarian (b. 1902)
- Jean Focas, Greek-French astronomer (b. 1909)
- Tzavalas Karousos, Greek-French actor (b. 1904)
- Mary Garden, Scottish-American soprano and actress (b. 1874)
- Reginald Punnett, British scientist (b. 1875)
- Jack Ruby, American businessman and murderer (b. 1911)
- Sammy Younge Jr., American civil rights activist (b. 1944)
- Milton Avery, American painter (b. 1885)
- Hermann Lux, German footballer and manager (b. 1893)
- Eric P. Kelly, American journalist, author, and academic (b. 1884)
- Edwin Muir, Scottish poet, author, and translator (b. 1887)
- Cafer Tayyar Eğilmez, Turkish general (b. 1877)
- Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian-American pianist and composer (b. 1864)
- Dimitrios Vergos, Greek wrestler, weightlifter, and shot putter (b. 1886)
- Joseph Wirth, German educator and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
- William Joyce, American-British pro-Axis propaganda broadcaster (b. 1906)
- Edgar Cayce, American psychic and author (b. 1877)
- Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish journalist and explorer (b. 1879)
- Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet, critic, and translator (b. 1873)
- Walter James, Australian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
- Wilhelm Cuno, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
- Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1896)
- Joseph Joffre, French general (b. 1852)
- Carl David Tolmé Runge, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1856)
- Jaroslav Hašek, Czech journalist and author (b. 1883)
- Wilhelm Voigt, German criminal (b. 1849)
- Grenville M. Dodge, American general and politician (b. 1831)
- James Elroy Flecker, English poet, author, and playwright (b. 1884)
- Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author and poet (b. 1851)
- Alois Hitler, Austrian civil servant (b. 1837)
- James Merritt Ives, American lithographer and businessman, co-founded Currier and Ives (b. 1824)
- William Harrison Ainsworth, English author (b. 1805)
- Pierre Larousse, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1817)
- Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Indian priest and saint (b. 1805)
- Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (b. 1770)
- Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, founded the Wedgwood Company (b. 1730)
- Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)
- Claude Bourgelat, French surgeon and lawyer (b. 1712)
- William Leslie, Scottish captain (b. 1751)
- Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian painter and architect (b. 1657)
- Luca Giordano, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1634)
- Louis I, prince of Monaco (b. 1642)
- George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1608)
- Mathieu Molé, French politician (b. 1584)
- Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomer and mathematician (b. 1618)
- Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1505)
- Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Portuguese explorer and navigator (b. 1499)
- Ali-Shir Nava'i, Turkic poet, linguist, and mystic (b. 1441)
- Catherine of Valois, queen consort of Henry V (b. 1401)
- Philip V, king of France (b. 1292)
- Walkelin, Norman bishop of Winchester
- Fujiwara no Michinaga, Japanese nobleman (b. 966)
- Fujiwara no Yukinari, Japanese calligrapher (b. 972)
- Yuan of Yin, Chinese emperor (b. 276)
- Anterus, pope of the Catholic Church