On This Day in History: January 4
January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 361 days remain until the end of the year (362 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Two CT Lottery employees on paid leave during probe of botched drawing. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. said Wednesday that it has placed two employees on paid administrative leave while it investigates a "human error" that shut 100,000 eligible tickets out of Monday's drawing in the "New Year's $1,000,000 Super Draw" game, forcing a second drawing yet to be scheduled.
- $445 MILLION: Mega Millions raises jackpot on huge sales. A rush of ticket sales for the rocketing Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing to $445 million.
- $550 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars on rollover. With the Powerball jackpot increasing to $550 million after the Wed. evening drawing, there is now close to $1 billion in combined jackpots on tap for lottery players this week.
- Man files lawsuit over rigged lottery jackpots. Hundreds of thousands of lottery players who were allegedly cheated by an insider's long-running scheme to rig jackpots should be reimbursed for their losing tickets, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday that seeks class action certification.
- Philadelphia woman facing 53 charges for threatening PA Lottery. A woman who repeatedly aired her frustration at failing to win a jackpot by making obscene and violent threats against Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters faces 53 charges, police said Wednesday.
- N.C. lottery winner bails out convict fiancé fourth time. He might win a prize of his own — for being the worst fiancé ever. Or maybe she'll win a prize for being most gullible.
- $355 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot second-biggest of all time. The lotteries have raised the official Mega Millions jackpot estimate for the second time in as many days to a knee-weakening $355 million for tonight's drawing.
- Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
- Conn. man's last lotto ticket wins $10M for widow. On the day that Donald Peters died, he unknowingly provided financial security for his wife of 59 years and their family.
- Study ranks Missouri lottery as ninth best in U.S.. According to San Antonio professor Gerald Busald, Missouri ranks in the top ten for disclosure and fairness, compared to the other 43 states that offer lotteries.
- New York Lottery making some changes. It looks like the New York Lottery's new year's resolution is to become more interesting. To accomplish that they are adding one new game and two changes.
- Iowa Powerball lottery winner recently filed for bankruptcy. Hugh Allen Hawkins, owner of a modest home on 34th Street in Des Moines, is the mystery winner of the Dec. 14 Powerball jackpot.
- Kansas Man Claims $258,207 Super Kansas Cash Jackpot. A recent trip to the grocery store was a good reminder to check lottery tickets for one Cimarron, Kansas resident, because when he did, he discovered he had a Super Kansas Cash lottery ticket worth $258,207.
- A couple of NY Lottery millionaires. Kicking off the New Year, the New York Lottery made two instant millionaires: Louise and Hamed Ganemtore, winners of a $1 million instant game, and Cliff and Arlene Maxwell, who hit Lotto for $40 million on Quick Pick ticket four days before Christmas.
- 'El Gordo' Lottery Scams Target Elderly. Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Nora Dowd Eisenhower today warned older Pennsylvanians to beware of an international lottery scam that adopts the name of Spain's largest lottery prize, "El Gordo."
- Ohio player nets $208,000 in Rolling Cash 5 lottery game. James Gray of Campbell, Ohio won the top $291,000 prize in the Dec. 28 Rolling Cash 5 game.
- UK officials consider donating unclaimed lottery prizes to tsunami aid. Calls are growing for national lottery operator Camelot to donate the £16.3 million (US$30.9 million) worth of unclaimed winnings from last year to Asia's tsunami appeal.
- Tennessee lawmakers eyeing surplus lottery money for pre-K initiative. With millions of dollars in surplus lottery money projected this year, Tennessee lawmakers are debating how much should be used for pre-kindergarten programs, even though Gov. Phil Bredesen has said that he wants most of the money to go toward college scholarships.
- Divorced couple to split Florida Lotto jackpot. Before Robert G. Swofford Jr. could come forward and claim his $60 million Lotto prize, he had to take care of some unfinished business: his divorce.
- Huge UK Lotto prizes yet to be claimed. The UK National Lottery operator Camelot has launched a New Year search for the winners of £16.3 million (US$30.9 million) in unclaimed prize money from last year.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$559.7 Million
Jan 6, 2018
- 2.$524.1 Million
Jan 6, 2016
- 3.$451 Million
Jan 5, 2018
- 4.$380 Million
Jan 4, 2011
- 5.$237 Million
Jan 4, 2020
- 6.$206 Million
Jan 6, 2015
- 7.€127 Million
Jan 7, 2014
- 8.$146 Million
Jan 7, 2015
- 9.$145 Million
Jan 5, 2016
- 10.$117 Million
Jan 6, 2017
- 11.$115 Million
Jan 6, 2007
- 12.€88 Million
Jan 6, 2006
- 13.$105 Million
Jan 7, 2009
- 14.€78 Million
Jan 5, 2007
- 15.$102 Million
Jan 5, 2007
- 16.€86.21 Million
Jan 5, 2019
- 17.€80.78 Million
Jan 4, 2018
- 18.€90 Million
Jan 6, 2017
- 19.€73 Million
Jan 6, 2012
- 20.€75 Million
Jan 7, 2020
- 21.$80 Million
Jan 4, 2017
- 22.£52.96 Million
Jan 6, 2016
- 23.€70.7 Million
Jan 5, 2017
- 24.€53 Million
Jan 9, 2009
- 25.$69 Million
Jan 5, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jan 4, 1991
29 years old
Saturday, Jan 4, 1986
34 years old
Friday, Jan 4, 1980
40 years old
Wednesday, Jan 4, 1978
42 years old
Tuesday, Jan 4, 1972
48 years old
Monday, Jan 4, 1971
49 years old
Thursday, Jan 4, 1962
58 years old
Monday, Jan 4, 1954
66 years old
Sunday, Jan 4, 1942
78 years old
Sunday, Jan 4, 1942
78 years old
Wednesday, Jan 4, 1939
81 years old
Friday, Jan 4, 1935
85 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A passenger train operated by Shosholoza Meyl collided with a truck on a level crossing at Geneva Station between Hennenman and Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. 20 people were killed and 260 were injured.
- A gunman kills eight people in a house-to-house rampage in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines.
- The Burj Khalifa, the current tallest building in the world, officially opens in Dubai.
- The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
- Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
- Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
- Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
- Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: Over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
- A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
- In Pakistan's deadliest train accident an overloaded passenger train collides with an empty freight train, resulting in 307 deaths and 700 injuries.
- Second Gulf of Sidra incident: A pair of Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
- The Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.
- The Troubles: The Ulster Volunteer Force shoots dead six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day, gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians nearby in retaliation.
- United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
- Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England.
- Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
- Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, falls to Earth from orbit.
- The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
- Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
- Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom becoming an independent republic, named the Union of Burma, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu its first Prime Minister.
- World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
- The Finnish Declaration of Independence is recognized by Russia, Sweden, Germany and France.
- The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Empire by royal charter.
- Topsy, an elephant, is electrocuted by the owners of Luna Park, Coney Island. The Edison film company records the film Electrocuting an Elephant of Topsy's death.
- Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
- The Fabian Society is founded in London, England, United Kingdom.
- Russo-Turkish War (1877-78): Sofia is liberated from Ottoman rule and becomes capital of Liberated Bulgaria in 1879.
- The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters near Wall Street in New York City.
- The New Apostolic Church, a Christian and chiliastic church, is established in Hamburg, Germany.
- The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
- After having been kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, Solomon Northup regains his freedom; his memoir Twelve Years a Slave later becomes a national bestseller.
- Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
- Constantine Hangerli arrives in Bucharest, Wallachia, as its new Prince, invested by the Ottoman Empire.
- Great Britain enters the Seven Years' War against Spain and Naples.
- The Netherlands, Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance in an attempt to maintain the Treaty of Utrecht; Britain having signed a preliminary alliance with France on November 28 (November 17, 1716).
- English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
- King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland attempts to arrest Five Members of Parliament, commencing England's slide into civil war.
- Anne of Brittany announces that all those who ally themselves with the King of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lèse-majesté.
- Battle of Reading: Æthelred of Wessex and his brother Alfred are defeated by a Danish invasion army.
- 46 BC
- Julius Caesar fights Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
Births On This Day
- Nico Hischier, Swiss hockey player
- Liza Soberano, Filipina actress
- Ante Žižić, Croatian professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of NBA
- Jackson Hastings, Australian rugby league player
- Kris Bryant, American baseball player
- Iago Falque, Spanish footballer
- Toni Kroos, German footballer
- Alberto Paloschi, Italian footballer
- Graham Rahal, American race car driver
- Anestis Argyriou, Greek footballer
- Maximilian Riedmüller, German footballer
- Kay Voser, Swiss footballer
- Younès Kaboul, French footballer
- Andrei Krauchanka, Belarusian decathlete
- James Milner, English footballer
- Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwanese tennis player
- Gökhan Gönül, Turkish footballer
- Al Jefferson, American basketball player
- Kang Hye-jung, South Korean actress and singer
- Richard Logan, English footballer
- Lucie Škrobáková, Czech hurdler
- Alicia Garza, American activist
- Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer
- Justin Ontong, South African cricketer
- Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist
- Shergo Biran, German footballer
- Tristan Gommendy, French race car driver
- Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
- Mai Meneses, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ted Lilly, American baseball player
- Shane Carwin, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
- Danilo Hondo, German cyclist
- Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
- Harmony Korine, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese botanist and sculptor
- Kees van Wonderen, Dutch footballer and manager
- David Berman, American singer-songwriter
- Johnny Nelson, English boxer and sportscaster
- David Toms, American golfer and philanthropist
- David Wilson, Australian rugby player
- Deana Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Yvan Attal, French actor and director
- Guy Forget, French tennis player
- Beth Gibbons, British singer and songwriter
- Craig Revel Horwood, Australian-English dancer, choreographer, and director
- Julia Ormond, English actress and producer
- Susan Devoy, New Zealand squash player
- Dot Jones, American shot putter and actress
- Dave Foley, Canadian comedian, actor, director, and producer
- Till Lindemann, German singer-songwriter
- André Rouvoet, Dutch educator and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Peter Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2010)
- Sidney Green, American basketball player and coach
- Gavin Miller, Australian rugby league player
- Art Paul Schlosser, American singer-songwriter
- Michael Stipe, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Vanity, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (d. 2016)
- Matt Frewer, American-Canadian actor
- James J. Greco, American businessman
- Julian Sands, English actor
- Patty Loveless, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ann Magnuson, American actress and performance artist
- Zehava Gal-On, Israeli politician
- Sarojini Sahoo, Indian journalist, author, and poet
- Bernard Sumner, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Cecilia Conrad, American economist and academic
- Tina Knowles, American fashion designer, founded House of Deréon
- Norberto Alonso, Argentinian footballer
- Bob Black, American author and activist
- Barbara Cochran, American skier
- Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic (d. 2013)
- Mick Mills, English footballer and manager
- Kostas Davourlis, Greek footballer (d. 1992)
- Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Malian civil servant and politician, Prime Minister of Mali
- Chris Cutler, American-English drummer and songwriter
- Marie-Thérèse Letablier, French sociologist and academic
- Rick Stein, English chef and author
- Arthur Conley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
- Richard R. Schrock, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond, English politician
- Alan Sutherland, New Zealand rugby player
- Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and author
- Hwang Sok-yong, South Korean author and educator
- Priit Vesilind, Estonian-American author and photographer
- Bolaji Akinyemi, Nigerian political scientist, academic, and politician
- Jim Downing, American race car driver and inventor
- John McLaughlin, English guitarist and songwriter
- George P. Cosmatos, Italian-Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 2005)
- Kalpnath Rai, Indian politician (d. 1999)
- K. Thurairetnasingam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician
- Gao Xingjian, Chinese novelist, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Helmut Jahn, German-American architect
- Brian Josephson, Welsh physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Grace Bumbry, American operatic soprano
- Dyan Cannon, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Walter Mahlendorf, German sprinter
- Floyd Patterson, American boxer (d. 2006)
- Hellmuth Karasek, Czech-German journalist, author, and critic (d. 2015)
- Rudolf Schuster, Slovak politician, 2nd President of Slovakia
- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American author
- Clint Hill, American secret service agent and author
- Roman Personov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 2002)
- Carlos Saura, Spanish director and screenwriter
- William Deane, Australian judge and politician, 22nd Governor-General of Australia
- Coşkun Özarı, Turkish footballer and coach (d. 2011)
- Sorrell Booke, American actor and director (d. 1994)
- Don Shula, American football player and coach
- Günter Schabowski, German journalist and politician (d. 2015)
- Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
- Barbara Rush, American actress
- Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish skier and technician (d. 2003)
- Sebastian Kappen, Indian priest and theologian (d. 1993)
- Marianne Werner, German shot putter
- Tito Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and television host (d. 1973)
- Mart Port, Estonian architect (d. 2012)
- Frank Wess, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2013)
- William Colby, American intelligence officer, 10th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1996)
- Lester L. Wolff, American politician
- Slim Gaillard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
- Lionel Newman, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
- Robert Parrish, American actor and director (d. 1995)
- Herman Franks, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2009)
- Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan ruler (d. 2007)
- Noro Morales, Puerto Rican-American pianist and bandleader (d. 1964)
- Arthur Villeneuve, Canadian painter (d. 1990)
- J.R. Simplot, American businessman (d. 2008)
- Sterling Holloway, American actor (d. 1992)
- John McCone, American businessman and politician, 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)
- C. L. R. James, Trinidadian journalist and theorist (d. 1989)
- James Bond, American ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1989)
- Chen Cheng, Chinese politician, Vice President of the Republic of China (d. 1965)
- Everett Dirksen, American politician (d. 1969)
- Jørgen Løvset, Norwegian gynecologist and academic (d. 1981)
- André Masson, French painter and illustrator (d. 1987)
- Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1968)
- Leroy Grumman, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Grumman Aeronautical Engineering Co. (d. 1982)
- Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician and poet (d. 1962)
- Edward Brooker, English-Australian sergeant and politician, 31st Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)
- Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, American publisher, founded DC Comics (d. 1965)
- M. Patanjali Sastri, Indian lawyer and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of India (d. 1963)
- Guy Pène du Bois, American painter, critic, and educator (d. 1958)
- Max Eastman, American author and poet (d. 1969)
- Johanna Westerdijk, Dutch pathologist and academic (d. 1961)
- Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1943)
- Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor (d. 1919)
- A. E. Coppard, English poet and short story writer (d. 1957)
- Rosa Grünberg, Swedish actress and soprano (d. 1960)
- Augustus John, Welsh painter and illustrator (d. 1961)
- Marsden Hartley, American painter and poet (d. 1943)
- Josef Suk, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1935)
- Ottilie Sutro, American pianist (d. 1970)
- Albert Tyler, American pole vaulter and educator (d. 1945)
- Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1960)
- Clara Emilia Smitt, Swedish author (d. 1928)
- Carter Glass, American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1946)
- Katsura Tarō, Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
- Carl Humann, German archaeologist, architect, and engineer (d. 1896)
- General Tom Thumb, American circus performer (d. 1883)
- George Tryon, English admiral (d. 1893)
- Isaac Pitman, English linguist and educator (d. 1897)
- Louis Braille, French educator, invented Braille (d. 1852)
- Jacob Grimm, German philologist and mythologist (d. 1863)
- Johann Friedrich Agricola, German organist and composer (d. 1774)
- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer, violinist, and organist (d. 1736)
- Hugh Boulter, English-Irish archbishop (d. 1742)
- Lars Roberg, Swedish physician and academic (d. 1742)
- Isaac Newton, English mathematician and physicist (d. 1727)
- James Ussher, Irish archbishop and historian (d. 1656)
- François d'Aguilon, Belgian Jesuit mathematician (d. 1617)
- Bodo VIII, Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode (d. 1538)
- Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy (d. 1383)
- Emperor Zhezong of China (d. 1100)
Deaths On This Day
- Harold Brown, 14th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1927)
- Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b. 1918)
- Georges Prêtre, French orchestral and opera conductor (b. 1924)
- S. H. Kapadia, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 38th Chief Justice of India (b. 1947)
- Stephen W. Bosworth, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Korea (b. 1939)
- Frank Armitage, Australian-American artist for Walt Disney Studios (b. 1924)
- Pino Daniele, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1955)
- Jean Metellus, Haitian neurologist, author, poet, and playwright (b. 1937)
- Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Russian colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
- Anwar Shamim, Pakistani general (b. 1931)
- Zoran Žižić, Montenegrin politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1951)
- Eve Arnold, American photographer and journalist (b. 1912)
- Rod Robbie, English-Canadian architect, designed the Canadian Pavilion and Rogers Centre (b. 1928)
- Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (b. 1937)
- Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
- Salmaan Taseer, Pakistani businessman and politician, 26th Governor of Punjab, Pakistan (b. 1944)
- Johan Ferrier, Surinamese educator and politician, 1st President of Suriname (b. 1910)
- Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese engineer (b. 1916)
- Gert Jonke, Austrian poet, playwright, and author (b. 1946)
- Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist (b. 1932)
- Helen Hill, American director and producer (b. 1970)
- Lewis Hodges, English air marshal and pilot (b. 1918)
- Steve Krantz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)
- Marais Viljoen, South African politician, 5th State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
- Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
- Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
- Irving Layton, Romanian-Canadian poet and academic (b. 1912)
- Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emirati politician, 1st Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1946)
- Milton Himmelfarb, American sociographer, author, and academic (b. 1918)
- Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1924)
- Frank Harary, American mathematician and academic (b. 1921)
- Humphrey Carpenter, English radio host and author (b. 1946)
- Robert Heilbroner, American economist and historian (b. 1919)
- Brian Gibson, English director and screenwriter (b. 1944)
- Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
- John Toland, American historian and author (b. 1912)
- Hanno Drechsler, German academic and politician, Mayor of Marburg (b. 1931)
- Sabine Ulibarrí, American poet and critic (b. 1919)
- Les Brown, American bandleader and composer (b. 1912)
- Spyros Markezinis, Greek lawyer and politician, 170th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1909)
- Tom Fears, Mexican-American football player and coach (b. 1922)
- Iron Eyes Cody, American actor and stuntman (b. 1904)
- Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
- Harry Helmsley, American businessman (b. 1909)
- Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (b. 1942)
- Sol Tax, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1907)
- R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer, and one of the influential music directors of the Indian film industry. (b. 1939)
- Harold Eugene Edgerton, American engineer and academic (b. 1903)
- Henry Bolte, Australian sergeant and politician, 38th Premier of Victoria (b. 1908)
- Lily Laskine, French harp player (b. 1893)
- Christopher Isherwood, English-American author and academic (b. 1904)
- Phil Lynott, Irish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (b. 1949)
- Brian Horrocks, Indian-English general (b. 1895)
- Epameinondas Thomopoulos, Greek painter and illustrator (b. 1878)
- Carlo Levi, Italian painter, author, and activist (b. 1902)
- Jean Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
- Paul Chambers, American bassist and composer (b. 1935)
- Donald Campbell, English race car driver and sailor (b. 1921)
- T. S. Eliot, American-English poet, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
- Hans Lammers, German jurist and politician (b. 1879)
- Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
- Albert Camus, French novelist, philosopher, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
- Kaj Munk, Danish playwright and pastor (b. 1898)
- Jean Tatlock, American psychiatrist and physician (b. 1914)
- Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish swimmer and water polo player (b. 1911)
- Henri Bergson, French philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
- Flora Finch, English-American actress and producer (b. 1867)
- Art Acord, American actor and stuntman (b. 1890)
- Louise, Princess Royal of England (b. 1867)
- Mohammad Ali Jouhar, Indian journalist, activist, and scholar (b. 1878)
- Süleyman Nazif, Turkish poet and civil servant (b. 1870)
- Nellie Cashman, American Nurse, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and gold prospector (b. 1845)
- Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1852)
- Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish author and playwright (b. 1843)
- Georg von Hertling, German academic and politician, 7th Chancellor of the German Empire (b. 1843)
- Clarence Dutton, American geologist and soldier (b. 1841)
- Léon Delagrange, French pilot and sculptor (b. 1873)
- Anna Winlock, American astronomer and academic (b. 1857)
- Nikolaos Gyzis, Greek painter and academic (b. 1842)
- Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German bishop and academic (b. 1821)
- Antoine Labelle, Canadian priest (b. 1833)
- Antoine Chanzy, French general (b. 1823)
- John William Draper, English-American physician, chemist, and photographer (b. 1811)
- Anselm Feuerbach, German painter and educator (b. 1829)
- Edward William Cooke, English painter and illustrator (b. 1811)
- Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1794)
- Thomas Gregson, English-Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)
- Roger Hanson, American general (b. 1827)
- Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1751)
- Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint (b. 1774)
- Charlotte Lennox, English author and poet (b. 1730)
- Moses Mendelssohn, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1729)
- Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect, designed École Militaire (b. 1698)
- Stephen Hales, English clergyman and physiologist (b. 1677)
- Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1704)
- François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, French general (b. 1628)
- George Villiers, English knight and country gentleman (b. c. 1544)
- Ferenc Nádasdy, Hungarian noble (b. 1555)
- Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1539)
- Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (b. 1370)
- Muzio Sforza, Italian condottiero
- Nicholas Eymerich, Catalan theologian and inquisitor
- Robert de Lisle, 1st Baron Lisle, English peer (b. 1288)
- Anna Komnene Doukaina, Princess of Achaea
- Sancho II of Portugal (b. 1209)
- Simon II, Duke of Lorraine
- Hasan al-Askari, eleventh of the Twelve Imams (b. 846)
- Æthelwulf, Saxon ealdorman