On This Day in History: January 30
January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 335 days remain until the end of the year (336 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Powerball $396.9 million winning lottery ticket sold in Florida. One lucky ticket sold in Florida matched all six numbers in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday night, according to lottery officials.
- Nearly 14,000 S.C. lottery players won Pick 3 Friday. A record number of South Carolina Education Lottery Pick 3 players started their weekend with a win.
- Canadian man loses $27 million lottery jackpot by 7 seconds. The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a Quebec man who tried to claim a $27 million jackpot based on a lottery ticket printed seven seconds after the cut-off time.
- Wyoming House committee advances lottery bill. A Wyoming House committee advanced a bill on Tuesday that would allow the state to join the multi-state Powerball lottery, with the profits going to fix county and city roads.
- 1 year later, Iowa Lottery still hunting for suspicious no-show winner. Iowa investigators are trying to track down the winner of a $14.3 million Hot Lotto jackpot ticket after the person refused to be identified and was disqualified as a result.
- Connecticut lottery winners settle $1 million battle. A drywall installer and a mason agreed to settle their three-year legal battle in Connecticut Superior Court over a $1 million winning lottery ticket.
- Remains are that of missing lottery winner. A body found Thursday in Plant City is that of missing Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare of Lakeland, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office confirmed yesterday.
- Ontario Lottery adds signature requirement for claiming prizes. Starting this week, retailers are not allowed to validate Ontario lottery tickets unless customers sign them on the front.
- N.Y. casinos don't see lottery as a threat. Since casino gambling began in New York in 1993, the increased competition for those gaming dollars hasn't seemed to hurt sales of New York Lottery tickets, which saw a record $6.8 billion in sales in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
- Lottery revenue important to a host of businesses. If the New York Lottery vanished tomorrow, many store owners would suffer, since their businesses rely on the 6 percent commission they get from lottery sales.
- With the N.Y. Lottery, money flows upriver. With a dwindling tax base and shrinking corporate presence, most of the rural Herkimer County's school districts rely heavily on annual distributions from the New York Lottery to stay afloat.
- Sales increase as Lottery adds new games. While the number of games has expanded and receipts have greatly increased, the basic structure of the New York Lottery -- and its mission -- have remained relatively unchanged over the four decades it has been running, lawmakers and state officials say.
- Video gambling a cash cow even for smaller states. While the New York Lottery is the largest and most profitable in the country, several other states less than half New York's size have found a way to close the gap: video lottery terminals, or VLTs.
- N.Y. Gov. vows to review Lottery operations. New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is pledging to review the New York Lottery's operations amid bipartisan calls for reform prompted by a media report revealing that billions of dollars in bets were kept off the Lottery's books.
- New York Lottery accounting method questioned. Billions of dollars in bets are kept off the New York Lottery's books because the state Lottery Division does not publicly report the wagers on its video games that go to gamblers as prizes.
- Lottery players learn tough lessons. As exciting as a jackpot win can be, the opposite emotion of anguish is felt by lottery players who thought they won, only to find out something went wrong.
- Indiana lottery rigger faces 50-year penalty. William C. Foreman could spend 50 years in state prison if he's convicted of stealing secrets from the Hoosier Lottery in an effort to rig a million-dollar scratch-off game.
- Iowans Want TouchPlay Video Lottery Machines. A new poll shows most Iowans favor keeping the Lottery's TouchPlay machines.
- Pennsylvania man loses thousands to lottery scam. A North Sewickley Township, Pennsylvania, man is out more than $3,500, the victim of the latest scam to target the region.
- N.C. Lottery could pick vendors today. North Carolina lottery commissioners meet Monday and could pick winning vendors to operate the state's scratch-off ticket games and online, or automated, numbers games.
- George Andersen, Former Minnesota Lottery Director. Minnesota State Lottery Director George Andersen died at the age of 53 on January 27, 2004, leaving his mark indelibly on his family, friends, and the Lottery that he ran successfully for more than 14 years.
- Report: Minnesota Lottery Director haunted by audit. A report about Minnesota Lottery Director George Andersen's death, which was released Friday, shows how greatly Andersen's job troubles were weighing on him before he took his life at his Washington County home.
- Tennessee Adds Four New Scratch Games. The Tennessee Lottery will add more instant games to its repertoire this weekend, "giving players four more choices of games to play and more ways to win," officials said.
- You want the other Jack; he's got the millions. The other Jack Whittaker of West Virginia -- the one who wasn't arrested on drunken driving charges last weekend, whose money wasn't stolen outside a strip club and who definitely didn't win $113 million -- wishes the Jack Whittaker of lottery fame would behave.
- Nimitz Sailor wins $6.5 million in California lotto. Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Don Burdette, a 23-year-old Sailor aboard San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), won the California Lottery Jan. 14 and split a $13 million dollar jackpot with one other Californian.
- Oregon pays lottery sites larger share, audit finds. The Oregon State Lottery pays retailers a bigger cut than similar operations do, a state auditors' report says, a finding that could bolster a long-standing drive to lower the compensation that bars and taverns get for carrying video poker machines.
- N.C. man claims $12.6 million Lotto South jackpot. An Elizabeth City, North Carolina man who bought a lottery ticket on a whim after getting stuck in Chesapeake traffic won a $12.6 million jackpot, the Virginia Lottery announced Thursday.
- Lottery director's ties to St. Paul vendor probed. Auditors probing the business dealings of Minnesota State Lottery director George Andersen have been pursuing a claim that he steered thousands of dollars of lottery money to a vendor he controlled.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$285.8 Million
Jan 31, 2015
- 2.€183 Million
Feb 3, 2006
- 3.$206 Million
Feb 1, 2017
- 4.$194 Million
Feb 1, 2014
- 5.$174 Million
Jan 30, 2019
- 6.$170 Million
Feb 1, 2012
- 7.$156 Million
Feb 1, 2006
- 8.$155 Million
Jan 31, 2020
- 9.$151 Million
Jan 30, 2013
- 10.€120 Million
Feb 1, 2019
- 11.€100 Million
Feb 5, 2010
- 12.$127 Million
Jan 31, 2018
- 13.$125 Million
Feb 1, 2019
- 14.€98 Million
Jan 30, 2018
- 15.€99.4 Million
Jan 30, 2021
- 16.€92.02 Million
Jan 30, 2018
- 17.€98.49 Million
Jan 31, 2019
- 18.€90 Million
Feb 2, 2018
- 19.$103 Million
Jan 30, 2001
- 20.$100 Million
Feb 1, 2003
- 21.$96 Million
Jan 30, 2016
- 22.€71 Million
Jan 31, 2014
- 23.€84 Million
Jan 31, 2020
- 24.$91 Million
Feb 1, 2011
- 25.$90 Million
Jan 30, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jan 30, 1984
37 years old
Sunday, Jan 30, 1983
38 years old
Wednesday, Jan 30, 1980
41 years old
Wednesday, Jan 30, 1980
41 years old
Friday, Jan 30, 1976
45 years old
Tuesday, Jan 30, 1973
48 years old
Monday, Jan 30, 1967
54 years old
Saturday, Jan 30, 1965
56 years old
Wednesday, Jan 30, 1963
58 years old
Wednesday, Jan 30, 1963
58 years old
Monday, Jan 30, 1956
65 years old
Monday, Jan 30, 1928
93 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Naro-1 becomes the first carrier rocket launched by South Korea.
- Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ivory Coast, killing 169.
- Hydroxycarbamide becomes the first approved preventive treatment for sickle cell disease.
- The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is closed.
- Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
- A Varig Boeing 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
- The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
- The Troubles: Bloody Sunday: British paratroopers open fire on anti-internment marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland, killing 13 people; another person later dies of injuries sustained.
- Pakistan leaves the Commonwealth of Nations in protest of its recognition of breakaway Bangladesh.
- The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
- Vietnam War: Tet Offensive launch by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies.
- In a bloodless coup, General Nguyễn Khánh overthrows General Dương Văn Minh's military junta in South Vietnam.
- The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
- The forces of the Sultanate of Muscat occupy the last strongholds of the Imamate of Oman, Saiq and Shuraijah, marking the end of Jebel Akhdar War in Oman.
- MS Hans Hedtoft, specifically designed to operate in icebound seas, strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sinks, killing all 95 aboard.
- Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery bus boycott.
- British South American Airways' Tudor IV Star Tiger disappears over the Bermuda Triangle.
- World War II: The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with German refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, killing approximately 9,500 people.
- World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: One hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp.
- World War II: The Battle of Cisterna, part of Operation Shingle, begins in central Italy.
- World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies. Some 300 captured Allied troops are killed after the surrender. One-quarter of the remaining POWs remain alive at the end of the war.
- Adolf Hitler's rise to power: Hitler takes office as the Chancellor of Germany.
- The Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union orders that a million prosperous peasant families be driven off their farms.
- The Government of Turkey expels Patriarch Constantine VI from Istanbul.
- The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of Douglas McCurdy ten miles from Havana, Cuba.
- Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month.
- The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
- Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in the Mayerling.
- The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
- The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of The Hallé orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
- Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco, California.
- In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen as well as Jackson himself.
- The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
- Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
- The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
- Tây Sơn forces emerge victorious against Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Long.
- The Forty-seven rōnin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master, by killing Kira Yoshinaka.
- Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is ritually executed more than two years after his death, on the 12th anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.
- Charles I of England is executed in Whitehall, London.
- Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.
- An estimated 200 square miles (51,800 ha) along the coasts of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary in England are destroyed by massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths.
- King Wareru founds the Hanthawaddy Kingdom, and proclaims independence from the Pagan Kingdom.
- Poland and the Holy Roman Empire conclude the Peace of Bautzen.
Births On This Day
- Dafne Navarro, Mexican trampoline gymnast
- Jack Laugher, English diver
- Víctor Sánchez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2015)
- Katy Marchant, English track cyclist
- Thitipoom Techaapaikhun, Thai actor
- Stefan Elliott, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mitchell Starc, Australian cricketer
- Phillip Supernaw, American football player
- Girish Kumar, Indian film actor
- Yoon Bo-ra, South Korean singer
- Becky Lynch, Irish wrestler
- Renato Santos, Brazilian footballer
- Arda Turan, Turkish footballer
- Nick Evans, American baseball player
- Gisela Dulko, Argentinian tennis player
- Torrey Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
- Kotoshōgiku Kazuhiro, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Kid Cudi, American entertainer
- Jorge Cantú, Mexican baseball player
- Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
- Peter Crouch, English footballer
- Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver
- João Soares de Almeida Neto, Brazilian footballer
- Georgios Vakouftsis, Greek footballer
- Wilmer Valderrama, American actor and producer
- Trevor Gillies, Canadian ice hockey player
- Carmen Küng, Swiss curler
- John Patterson, American baseball player
- Andy Milonakis, American entertainer
- Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
- Christian Bale, British actor
- Olivia Colman, English actress
- Jalen Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Jill McGill, American golfer
- Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
- Kimo von Oelhoffen, American football player
- Justin Skinner, English footballer and manager
- Felipe VI of Spain
- Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Kevin Moore, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Otis Smith, American basketball player, coach, and manager
- Abdullah II of Jordan
- Mary Kay Letourneau, American child rapist (d. 2020)
- Cynthia Carter, Welsh journalist, author, and academic
- Steve Folkes, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2018)
- Jody Watley, American entertainer
- Derek White, Scottish rugby player
- Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
- John Baldacci, American politician, 73rd Governor of Maine
- Tom Izzo, American basketball player and coach
- Curtis Strange, American golfer and sportscaster
- Fred Hembeck, American author and illustrator
- Doug Falconer, Canadian football player and producer
- Phil Collins, English drummer, singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Charles S. Dutton, American actor and director
- Bobby Stokes, English footballer (d. 1995)
- Jack Newton, Australian golfer
- Peter Agre, American physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Nick Broomfield, English director and producer
- Miles Reid, English mathematician and academic
- Les Barker, English poet and author
- Steve Marriott, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
- John Bird, Baron Bird, English publisher, founded The Big Issue
- Meir Dagan, Israeli military officer and intelligence official, Director of Mossad (2002-11) (d. 2016)
- Michael Dorris, American author and scholar (d. 1997)
- Lynn Harrell, American cellist and academic (d. 2020)
- Colin Rimer, English lawyer and judge
- Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager
- Marty Balin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
- Gregory Benford, American astrophysicist and author
- Dick Cheney, American businessman and politician, 46th Vice President of the United States, 17th US Secretary of Defense
- Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
- Islam Karimov, Uzbek politician, 1st President of Uzbekistan (d. 2016)
- Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
- Boris Spassky, Russian chess player and theoretician
- Horst Jankowski, German pianist and composer (d. 1998)
- Richard Brautigan, American novelist, poet, and short story writer (d. 1984)
- Tubby Hayes, English saxophonist and composer (d. 1973)
- Tammy Grimes, American actress and singer (d. 2016)
- Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (d. 2007)
- John Crosbie, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 2020)
- Shirley Hazzard, Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2016)
- Gene Hackman, American actor and author
- Magnus Malan, South African general and politician, South African Minister of Defence (d. 2011)
- Lois Hole, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 15th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (d. 2005)
- Hugh Tayfield, South African cricketer (d. 1994)
- Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian-Italian physician and humanitarian (d. 1996)
- Harold Prince, American director and producer (d. 2019)
- Olof Palme, Swedish statesman, 26th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)
- Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, invented the computer mouse (d. 2013)
- S. N. Goenka, Burmese-Indian author and educator (d. 2013)
- Lloyd Alexander, American soldier and author (d. 2007)
- Marianne Ferber, Czech-American economist and author (d. 2013)
- Dick Martin, American comedian, actor, and director (d. 2008)
- Michael Anderson, English director and producer (d. 2018)
- Patrick Heron, British painter (d. 1999)
- Delbert Mann, American director and producer (d. 2007)
- Fred Korematsu, American activist (d. 2005)
- David Opatoshu, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and journalist (d. 2008)
- Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976)
- John Profumo, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for War (d. 2006)
- Luc-Marie Bayle, French commander and painter (d. 2000)
- John Ireland, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1992)
- David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
- Werner Hartmann, German physicist and academic (d. 1988)
- Francis Schaeffer, American pastor and theologian (d. 1984)
- Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian and author (d. 1989)
- Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1989)
- Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)
- Nikolaus Pevsner, German-English historian and scholar (d. 1983)
- Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
- Martita Hunt, Argentine-born British actress (d. 1969)
- Max Theiler, South African-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
- Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1937)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, American lawyer and politician, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
- Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
- Gelett Burgess, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1951)
- Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor and composer (d. 1950)
- Charles Martin Loeffler, German-American violinist and composer (d. 1935)
- Angela of the Cross, Spanish nun and saint (d. 1932)
- Richard Theodore Greener, American lawyer, academic, and diplomat (d. 1922)
- Félix Faure, French politician, 7th President of France (d. 1899)
- Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist and curator (d. 1899)
- Nathaniel P. Banks, American general and politician, 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)
- Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (d. 1838)
- Walter Savage Landor, English poet and author (d. 1864)
- John Lansing, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1829)
- Charles De Geer, Swedish entomologist and archaeologist (d. 1778)
- François Bigot, French politician (d. 1778)
- Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (d. 1773)
- Charles Rollin, French historian and educator (d. 1741)
- George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1687)
- Lady Anne Clifford, 14th Baroness de Clifford (d. 1676)
- Gundakar, Prince of Liechtenstein, court official in Vienna (d. 1658)
- Georg Friedrich, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (d. 1638)
- Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1641)
- William More, English courtier (d. 1600)
- William Calthorpe, English knight (d. 1494)
- Didius Julianus, Roman emperor (probable; d. 193)
- 58 BC
- Livia, Roman wife of Augustus (d. 29)
Deaths On This Day
- Sophie Xeon, Scottish musician (b. 1986)
- Dick Miller, American actor (b. 1928)
- Mark Salling, American actor and musician (b. 1982)
- Frank Finlay, English actor (b. 1926)
- Francisco Flores Pérez, Salvadorian politician, President of El Salvador (b. 1959)
- Georgia Davis Powers, American activist and politician (b. 1923)
- Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (b. 1923)
- Ülo Kaevats, Estonian academic, philosopher, and politician (b. 1947)
- Geraldine McEwan, English actress (b. 1932)
- Gerrit Voorting, Dutch cyclist (b. 1923)
- Zhelyu Zhelev, Bulgarian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of Bulgaria (b. 1935)
- Stefan Bałuk, Polish general and photographer (b. 1914)
- The Mighty Hannibal, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1939)
- William Motzing, American composer and conductor (b. 1937)
- Arthur Rankin, Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- Gamal al-Banna, Egyptian author and scholar (b. 1920)
- Patty Andrews, American singer (b. 1918)
- George Witt, American baseball player and coach (b. 1931)
- Frank Aschenbrenner, American football player and soldier (b. 1925)
- Doeschka Meijsing, Dutch author (b. 1947)
- John Barry, English composer and conductor (b. 1933)
- Fadil Ferati, Kosovar accountant and politician (b. 1960)
- H. Guy Hunt, American soldier, pastor, and politician, 49th Governor of Alabama (b. 1933)
- Marcial Maciel, Mexican-American priest, founded the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi (b. 1920)
- Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
- Coretta Scott King, American author and activist (b. 1927)
- Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright and academic (b. 1950)
- Martyn Bennett, Canadian-Scottish violinist (b. 1971)
- Jean-Pierre Aumont, French soldier and actor (b. 1911)
- Johnnie Johnson, English air marshal and pilot (b. 1915)
- Joseph Ransohoff, American surgeon and educator (b. 1915)
- Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
- Ed Herlihy, American journalist (b. 1909)
- Pierre Boulle, French soldier and author (b. 1912)
- Alexandra of Yugoslavia, the last Queen of Yugoslavia (b. 1921)
- John Bardeen, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
- Clifton C. Edom, American photographer and educator (b. 1907)
- Lightnin' Hopkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)
- Professor Longhair, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1918)
- Paul Marais de Beauchamp, French zoologist (b. 1883)
- Olav Roots, Estonian pianist and composer (b. 1910)
- Elizabeth Baker, American economist and academic (b. 1885)
- Dominique Pire, Belgian friar, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
- Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian poet, playwright, and journalist (b. 1889)
- Jaan Hargel, Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (b. 1912)
- Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (b. 1899)
- Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician and engineer (b. 1894)
- Jean Crotti, Swiss painter (b. 1878)
- Ernst Heinkel, German engineer and businessman; founded the Heinkel Aircraft Company (b. 1888)
- Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founded Porsche (b. 1875)
- Arthur Coningham, Australian air marshal (b. 1895)
- Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule (b. 1869)
- Orville Wright, American pilot and engineer, co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1871)
- Frederick Blackman, English botanist and physiologist (b. 1866)
- Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (b. 1862)
- La Goulue, French model and dancer (b. 1866)
- Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
- Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)
- Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, heir apparent to the throne of Austria-Hungary (b. 1858)
- Arthur O'Shaughnessy, English poet and herpetologist (b. 1844)
- William Carleton, Irish author (b. 1794)
- Emperor Kōmei of Japan (b. 1831)
- Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist and ornithologist (b. 1778)
- Osceola, American tribal leader (b. 1804)
- Betsy Ross, American seamstress, said to have designed the American Flag (b. 1752)
- Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius de Soldanis, Maltese linguist, historian and cleric (b. 1712)
- Peter II of Russia (b. 1715)
- Cornelis de Graeff, Dutch mayor (b. 1599)
- Charles I of England (b. 1600)
- Everard Digby, English criminal (b. 1578)
- John Grant, English conspirator (b. 1570)
- Robert Wintour, English conspirator (b. 1565)
- Damião de Góis, Portuguese historian and philosopher (b. 1502)
- Louis II, Count of Flanders (b. 1330)
- William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury (b. 1301)
- Nicholas III of Saint Omer
- Pelagio Galvani, Leonese lawyer and cardinal (b. 1165)
- Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
- William V, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
- Peter I of Bulgaria
- Balthild, Frankish queen (b. 626)