On This Day in History: January 5
January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 360 days remain until the end of the year (361 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Mother of 3 claims $39.5 million Lotto Max jackpot. A Canadian woman has become almost $40 million richer, all because she decided to brave the crowds on Boxing Day.
- EuroMillions lottery winners to share £115 million prize with family and friends. When Frances and Patrick Connolly realized they had won a EuroMillions jackpot worth £115 million (US$131 million), they sat in silence and stared at each other for 10 minutes, then made a cup of tea.
- $570 MILLION: Powerball sales surge prompts jackpot increase. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $570 million.
- North Dakota lottery sales plummet $8M in last fiscal year. Smaller Powerball jackpots during the last fiscal year are being blamed for a 22 percent decrease in North Dakota lottery ticket sales, according to the state's lottery directory, although independent analysis shows worst-in-the-nation performance, even compared to neighboring states.
- What all lottery players should know if they win nearly $1B Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots. One lucky winner could be hours away from taking home one of the largest jackpots in Mega Millions or Powerball history.
- $450 MILLION: Powerball sales bonanza sparks early jackpot increase. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $450 million.
- Lottery winner describes his "freak-out" moment. Last Saturday evening, an Idaho man had a self-described "freak-out" moment after he began checking his Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets for winners.
- $14.5M Texas Lotto jackpot claimed. The winning ticket for the $14.5 million New Year's Eve Lotto Texas drawing was claimed today at the Texas Lottery's headquarters in Austin.
- N.M. man told $500k winning lottery ticket a 'misprint'. A New Mexico man thought he won big bucks on a lottery scratcher only to find out it was a misprint.
- The Jackpot has Landed. After a lottery ticket buying frenzy swept across America this week, the massive, seemingly unstoppable Mega Millions jackpot has finally been taken down.
- N.Y. Mega Millions lottery winners claim prize. The winners of the $162 million Mega Millions jackpot have been identified and will meet the public in a news conference later this week, lottery officials said Monday.
- Store manager charged after winning lottery. An Indiana woman who won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery game will be serving probation instead of spending her winnings.
- Arizona Lottery's Millionaire Raffle drawing results. The Arizona Lottery conducted its fifth raffle drawing Monday, awarding more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize.
- Michigan Lottery celebrates 10th raffle drawing. The Michigan Lottery's Millionaire Raffle is back in action, now with its tenth drawing conducted.
- N.J. Lottery breaks weekly sales record. The New Jersey Lottery today announced that it had a record-breaking week for instant-ticket sales at the end of 2006.
- Virginia Lottery adds Sunday drawings. In an effort to ward off losses to North Carolina, the Virginia Lottery is adding Sunday drawings, starting this weekend.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $80 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $80 million Wednesday.
- Lottery company keeping Jamaica on hold. Four years after being granted a lottery licence, and after one false start, Telefun International is yet to begin operating in the Jamaican market, the directors apparently having failed so far to raise the capital to float their games.
- New South Dakota Lottery Chief Named. Norm Lingle of Pierre has been named the new director of South Dakota Lottery.
- NY woman loses $25,000 through phone lottery scam. A 71-year-old Clarkstown, New York woman was cheated out of $25,000 through a phony telephone lottery scam, Clarkstown police said yesterday.
- Mass. Lottery sponsors Red Sox trophy tour. The Red Sox and the Massachusetts State Lottery held a press conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday to announce a partnership in which the Lottery will be the presenting sponsor of the World Series Trophy tour.
- OH-NO!" Woman claims $162 million Mega Millions ticket lost. A Cleveland woman has told police she picked the winning numbers for the $162 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot but lost the ticket before the drawing, according to a police report.
- Vermont woman is first Tri-State Megabucks jackpot winner of 2004. How's this for a great start to the New Year: Madelyne Wight of Vergennes, Vermont claimed $2,084,503 in cash this morning after she correctly picked the winning numbers in the December 31 Tri-State Megabucks drawing.
- International Lottery Game Collapses. 20 states won't be getting millions of dollars in new revenue from a high-jackpot lottery after plans for the proposed international game collapsed.
- Lucky charms' effectiveness 'all in the mind'. Researchers have found that lucky charms work but only in the minds of those who carry them.
- Texas lottery winner takes $8.8 million. A Texas City resident recently claimed the $29 million lottery ticket that was sold at a local convenience store in November.
- Tennessee must decide on use of unclaimed lottery prizes. The law that created the Tennessee lottery requires that half of all unclaimed winnings go back into the prize pool at the end of each fiscal year, while the rest is placed in a special account for after-school programs.
- Paul, lottery team working overtime. Tennessee Lottery employees received little time off during the holidays as the upstart corporation works overtime to see ticket sales begin prior to next month's deadline.
- One Ticket Won $88 Million SuperLotto Plus Jackpot. One ticket won Saturday night's California SuperLotto Plus jackpot of $88 million by matching all six numbers -- 5, 9, 13, 16, 21 and Mega Number 4.
- Powerball won't be only lottery option. When North Dakota's new lottery begins selling Powerball tickets on March 25, it will represent only the first sample of a gambling assortment that state officials plan to offer this 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.$258 Million
Jan 8, 2020
- 5.$206 Million
Jan 6, 2015
- 6.€127 Million
Jan 7, 2014
- 7.$146 Million
Jan 7, 2015
- 8.$145 Million
Jan 5, 2016
- 9.$117 Million
Jan 6, 2017
- 10.$115 Million
Jan 6, 2007
- 11.€88 Million
Jan 6, 2006
- 12.$105 Million
Jan 7, 2009
- 13.€78 Million
Jan 5, 2007
- 14.$102 Million
Jan 5, 2007
- 15.€86.21 Million
Jan 5, 2019
- 16.€81.62 Million
Jan 8, 2018
- 17.€90 Million
Jan 6, 2017
- 18.$94 Million
Jan 7, 2017
- 19.€73 Million
Jan 6, 2012
- 20.€75 Million
Jan 7, 2020
- 21.$80 Million
Jan 7, 2005
- 22.£52.96 Million
Jan 6, 2016
- 23.€70.7 Million
Jan 5, 2017
- 24.€53 Million
Jan 9, 2009
- 25.$70 Million
Jan 8, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Jan 5, 1992
28 years old
Saturday, Jan 5, 1985
35 years old
Thursday, Jan 5, 1978
42 years old
Friday, Jan 5, 1973
47 years old
Thursday, Jan 5, 1967
53 years old
Thursday, Jan 5, 1967
53 years old
Sunday, Jan 5, 1964
56 years old
Thursday, Jan 5, 1961
59 years old
Thursday, Jan 5, 1956
64 years old
Thursday, Jan 5, 1956
64 years old
Thursday, Jan 5, 1956
64 years old
Tuesday, Jan 5, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV MK.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic engine.
- Eris, the most massive and second-largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
- Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politician Kumar Ponnambalam is shot dead in Colombo.
- The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
- Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991-92 South Ossetia War.
- The United States Embassy to Somalia in Mogadishu is evacuated by helicopter airlift days after violence enveloped Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War
- The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
- The Troubles: Gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, allegedly as retaliation for a string of attacks on Catholic civilians in the area by Loyalists, particularly the killing of six Catholics the night before.
- The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
- The warmest reliably measured temperature below the Antarctic Circle of +59 °F (+15 °C) is recorded at Vanda Station.
- United States President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.
- The 7.1 Mw Tonghai earthquake shakes Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Between 10,000-15,621 were killed and 26,783 were injured.
- Alexander Dubček comes to power; "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
- In a speech given to the United States Congress, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
- The play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is first performed.
- In the Sverdlovsk air disaster, all 19 of those on board were killed, including almost the entire national ice hockey team (VVS Moscow) of the Soviet Air Force - 11 players, as well as a team doctor and a masseur.
- United States President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.
- The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
- The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
- Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
- Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
- The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
- The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and minimum daily wage of $5 in salary plus bonuses subject to restrictions and imposed "character standards."
- First Balkan War: During the Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
- The Prague Party Conference takes place.
- Kappa Alpha Psi, the world's third oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
- Dreyfus affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
- Charles J. Guiteau is found guilty of assassinating US President James A. Garfield, and is sentenced to death by hanging.
- The Palais Garnier, one of the most famous opera houses in the world, is inaugurated in Paris.
- The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
- American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
- Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides.
- Battle of Colmar: The French army beats Brandenburg.
- Maratha forces under Chhatrapati Shivaji defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Surat.
- Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is defeated and killed in a conflict with René II, Duke of Lorraine; the Burgundy subsequently becomes part of France.
Births On This Day
- Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league player
- Tyrone Phillips, Australian rugby league player
- Stefan Rzadzinski, Canadian race car driver
- Denis Alibec, Romanian footballer
- Soner Aydoğdu, Turkish footballer
- Eric Fisher, American football player
- Daniel Pacheco, Spanish footballer
- José Iglesias, Cuban baseball player
- Mark Nicholls, Australian rugby league player
- Krisztián Németh, Hungarian footballer
- Azizulhasni Awang, Malaysian track cyclist
- Luke Daniels, English footballer
- Mario de Luna, Mexican footballer
- Dexter Bean, American NASCAR driver
- Deepika Padukone, Indian actress
- Diego Vera, Uruguayan footballer
- Derrick Atkins, Bahamian sprinter
- Diego Gómez, Argentine-French footballer
- Matt Ballin, Australian rugby league player
- Takashi Aizawa, Japanese footballer
- Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier
- Benoît Vaugrenard, French cyclist
- Deadmau5 (Joel Thomas Zimmerman), Canadian musician
- Luke Bailey, Australian rugby league player
- Brad Meyers, Australian rugby league player
- Sebastian Deisler, German footballer
- Kyle Calder, Canadian ice hockey player
- Giuseppe Gibilisco, Italian pole vaulter
- January Jones, American actress
- Franck Montagny, French race car driver
- Gavin Lester, Australian rugby league player
- Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer
- Matt Wachter, American bass player
- Bradley Cooper, American actor and producer
- Warrick Dunn, American football player
- Mike Grier, American ice hockey player and scout
- Iwan Thomas, Welsh sprinter and coach
- Uday Chopra, Bollywood actor, producer, screenwriter and assistant director
- Philip Davies, English politician
- Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Stian Carstensen, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and composer
- Nigel Gaffey, Australian rugby league player
- Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director
- Shaun Micheel, American golfer
- Carrie Ann Inaba, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
- Joé Juneau, Canadian ice hockey player and engineer
- Joe Flanigan, American actor
- Kate Schellenbach, American drummer
- Steve Tuttle, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor and producer
- Vinnie Jones, English footballer and actor
- Patrik Sjöberg, Swedish high jumper
- Grant Young, American drummer
- Jeff Fassero, American baseball player and coach
- Suzy Amis, American actress and model
- Danny Jackson, American baseball player and manager
- Andrew Rawnsley, English journalist and author
- Iris DeMent, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Rachel Hardiman, Irish cricketer
- Steve Jones, English captain and pilot
- Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer and sportscaster
- Clancy Brown, American actor
- Nancy Delahunt, Canadian curler
- Ron Kittle, American baseball player and manager
- Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league player and trainer
- Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German academic and politician, 14th Vice-Chancellor of Germany
- Mamata Banerjee, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal
- Jacob Hård, Swedish journalist
- Mohsen Sazegara, Iranian journalist and politician
- Alex English, American basketball player and coach
- László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian author and screenwriter
- Pamela Sue Martin, American actress
- Mike Rann, English-Australian journalist and politician, 44th Premier of South Australia
- George Tenet, American civil servant and academic, 18th Director of Central Intelligence
- Tony Tan Caktiong, Chinese Filipino entrepreneur & CEO of Jollibee
- Uli Hoeneß, German footballer and manager
- Ioan P. Culianu, Romanian historian, philosopher, and author (d. 1991)
- Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
- John Manley, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
- Charlie Richmond, Canadian sound designer and engineer
- Chris Stein, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Krzysztof Wielicki, Polish mountaineer
- Ted Lange, American actor
- Mike DeWine, American lawyer and politician, 59th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
- Diane Keaton, American actress, director, and businesswoman
- Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-English director and producer
- Sam Wyche, American football player and coach
- Ed Rendell, American lieutenant and politician, 45th Governor of Pennsylvania
- Mary Gaudron, Australian lawyer and judge
- Murtaz Khurtsilava, Georgian footballer and manager
- Jan Leeming, English TV presenter and newsreader
- Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist and conductor
- Charlie Rose, American journalist and talk show host
- Bob Cunis, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2008)
- Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)
- Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
- Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
- Athol Guy, Australian singer-songwriter and bassist
- M. E. H. Maharoof, Sri Lankan politician (d. 1997)
- Juan Carlos I of Spain
- Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan author and playwright
- Florence King, American journalist and memoirist (d. 2016)
- Terry Lineen, New Zealand rugby player
- Phil Ramone, South African-American songwriter and producer, co-founded A & R Recording (d. 2013)
- Murli Manohar Joshi, Indian Politician, One of the founder leader of the BJP, Education Minister of India
- Umberto Eco, Italian novelist, literary critic, and philosopher (d. 2016)
- Chuck Noll, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
- Alvin Ailey, American dancer and choreographer, founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (d. 1989)
- Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist, poet, and author
- Robert Duvall, American actor and director
- Al Masini, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2010)
- Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer, pianist, guitarist and harmonica player (d. 1994)
- Aulis Rytkönen, Finnish footballer and manager (d. 2014)
- Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2016)
- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (d. 1979)
- Walter Mondale, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Vice President of the United States
- Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, American guru and author, founded Iraivan Temple (d. 2001)
- Veikko Karvonen, Finnish runner (d. 2007)
- W. D. Snodgrass, American poet (d. 2009)
- Hosea Williams, American businessman and activist (d. 2000)
- Sam Phillips, American radio host and producer, founded Sun Records (d. 2003)
- Anthony Synnot, Australian admiral (d. 2001)
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss author and playwright (d. 1990)
- Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourgish soldier and aristocrat
- John H. Reed, American politician and diplomat, 67th Governor of Maine (d. 2012)
- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist and educator (d. 1995)
- Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and politician (d. 2012)
- Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flute player (d. 1992)
- Herb Peterson, American businessman (d. 2008)
- Lucienne Day, English textile designer (d. 2010)
- Francis L. Kellogg, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2006)
- Wieland Wagner, German director and producer (d. 1966)
- Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)
- Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian geographer and cartographer (d. 2004)
- Nicolas de Staël, Russian-French painter and illustrator (d. 1955)
- George Reeves, American actor and director (d. 1959)
- Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Turkish-American chemist, businessman, and philanthropist, founded Eczacıbaşı (d. 1993)
- Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (d. 1987)
- Jack Lovelock, New Zealand runner and journalist (d. 1949)
- Lucienne Bloch, Swiss-American sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1995)
- Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1994)
- George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (d. 1963)
- Kathleen Kenyon, English archaeologist and academic (d. 1978)
- Jeane Dixon, American astrologer and psychic (d. 1997)
- Erika Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995)
- Harold Gatty, Australian pilot and navigator (d. 1957)
- Hubert Beuve-Méry, French journalist (d. 1989)
- Stella Gibbons, English journalist and author (d. 1989)
- Yves Tanguy, French-American painter (d. 1955)
- Kiyoshi Miki, Japanese philosopher and author (d. 1945)
- Alberto Massimino, Italian automotive engineer (d. 1975)
- Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian-American guru and philosopher (d. 1952)
- Agnes von Kurowsky, American nurse (d. 1984)
- Markus Reiner, Israeli physicist and engineer (d. 1976)
- Humbert Wolfe, Italian-English poet and civil servant (d. 1940)
- Herbert Bayard Swope, American journalist (d. 1958)
- Dorothy Levitt, English race car driver and journalist (d. 1922)
- Pablo Gargallo, Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 1934)
- Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1951)
- Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician and academic (d. 1946)
- Marcel Tournier, French harp player and composer (d. 1951)
- Konrad Adenauer, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of West Germany (d. 1967)
- Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
- Frederick Converse, American composer and academic (d. 1940)
- Dimitrios Gounaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
- Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1920)
- Ban Johnson, American businessman, founded the American League (d. 1931)
- Bob Caruthers, American baseball player and manager (d. 1911)
- King Camp Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (d. 1932)
- Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German philosopher and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
- Mariam Baouardy, Syrian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (d. 1878)
- Camille Jordan, French mathematician and academic (d. 1922)
- William John Wills, English surgeon and explorer (d. 1861)
- Anton Füster, Austrian priest and activist (d. 1881)
- Harvey Putnam, American lawyer and politician (d. 1855)
- Stephen Decatur, American commander (d. 1820)
- Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (d. 1813)
- Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist and academic (d. 1832)
- Claude Martin, French-English general and explorer (d. 1800)
- William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)
- Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1750)
- Paolo Lorenzani, Italian composer (d. 1713)
- Miklós Zrínyi, Croatian military commander (d. 1664)
- Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
- Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor (d. 1666)
- Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer and explorer (d. 1641)
- Anne Turner, English murderer (d. 1615)
- Francisco Suárez, Spanish priest, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1617)
- Gaspar de Bono, monk of the Order of the Minims (d. 1571)
- Henry IV of Castile (d. 1474)
- Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English-German king (d. 1272)
Deaths On This Day
- Asghar Khan, Pakistani three star general and politician (b. 1921)
- John Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
- Thomas Bopp, American astronomer best known as the co-discoverer of comet Hale-Bopp (b. 1949)
- Karin von Aroldingen, German ballerina (b. 1941)
- Jill Saward, English rape victim and activist (b. 1965)
- Pierre Boulez, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)
- Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian journalist and politician, 38th Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1938)
- Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1937)
- Bernard Joseph McLaughlin, American bishop (b. 1912)
- Eusébio, Mozambican-Portuguese footballer and manager (b. 1942)
- Philippe Boiry, French journalist (b. 1927)
- Carmen Zapata, American actress (b. 1927)
- Isaac Díaz Pardo, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1920)
- Frederica Sagor Maas, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1900)
- Willie Mitchell, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer (b. 1928)
- Kenneth Noland, American painter (b. 1924)
- Griffin Bell, American lawyer and politician, 72nd United States Attorney General (b. 1918)
- Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founded Nissin Foods (b. 1910)
- Merlyn Rees, Welsh educator and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (b. 1920)
- Danny Sugerman, American talent manager and author (b. 1954)
- Norman Heatley, English biologist and chemist, co-developed penicillin (b. 1911)
- Roy Jenkins, Welsh politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1920)
- Kumar Ponnambalam, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
- Sonny Bono, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician (b. 1935)
- André Franquin, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1924)
- Burton Lane, American composer and songwriter (b. 1912)
- Elmar Lipping, Estonian commander and politician, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile (b. 1906)
- Tip O'Neill, American lawyer and politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1912)
- Vasko Popa, Serbian poet and academic (b. 1922)
- Arthur Kennedy, American actor (b. 1914)
- Pete Maravich, American basketball player (b. 1947)
- Margaret Laurence, Canadian author and academic (b. 1926)
- Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-Canadian skier (b. 1875)
- Robert L. Surtees, American cinematographer (b. 1906)
- Hans Conried, American actor (b. 1917)
- Edmund Herring, Australian general and politician, 7th Chief Justice of Victoria (b. 1892)
- Harold Urey, American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
- Lanza del Vasto, Italian poet and philosopher (b. 1901)
- Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
- Charles Mingus, American bassist, composer, bandleader (b. 1922)
- Wyatt Emory Cooper, American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)
- John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
- Lev Oborin, Russian pianist and educator (b. 1907)
- Tevfik Rüştü Aras, Turkish physician and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
- Douglas Shearer, Canadian-American sound designer and engineer (b. 1899)
- Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
- Roberto Gerhard, Catalan composer and scholar (b. 1896)
- Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1896)
- Mistinguett, French actress and singer (b. 1875)
- Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player and manager (b. 1891)
- Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Scottish colonel and politician, 46th Governor-General of India (b. 1887)
- Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian-Italian physician and activist (b. 1869)
- Soh Jaipil, South Korean-American journalist and activist (b. 1864)
- Andrei Platonov, Russian journalist and author (b. 1899)
- Charles Schlee, Danish-American cyclist (b. 1873)
- George Washington Carver, American botanist, educator, and inventor (b. 1864)
- Tina Modotti, Italian photographer, model, actress, and activist (b. 1896)
- Amy Johnson, English pilot (b. 1903)
- Calvin Coolidge, American lawyer and politician, 30th President of the United States (b. 1872)
- Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish sailor and explorer (b. 1874)
- Isobel Lilian Gloag, English painter (b. 1865)
- Léon Walras, French-Swiss economist and academic (b. 1834)
- Karl Alfred von Zittel, German paleontologist and geologist (b. 1839)
- Ezra Otis Kendall, American professor, astronomer and mathematician (b. 1818)
- Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1803)
- Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian author and scholar (b. 1812)
- Charles Tompson, Australian poet and public servant (b. 1806)
- John Neumann, Czech-American bishop and saint (b. 1811)
- Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (b. 1766)
- Alfred Thomas Agate, American painter and illustrator (b. 1812)
- Robert Smirke, English painter and illustrator (b. 1753)
- George Johnston, Scottish-Australian colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
- Samuel Huntington, American jurist and politician, 18th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1731)
- John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1710)
- Elizabeth of Russia (b. 1709)
- Antonio Lotti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1667)
- Jean Chardin, French explorer and author (b. 1643)
- Simon Marius, German astronomer (b. 1573)
- Catherine de' Medici, queen of Henry II of France (b. 1519)
- Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German noblewoman (b. 1542)
- Giulio Clovio, Dalmatian painter (b. 1498)
- Felix Manz, Swiss martyr (b. 1498)
- Marko Marulić, Croatian poet (b. 1450)
- Charles, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1433)
- Charles, Duke of Orléans (b. 1394)
- Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
- John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (b. 1350)
- Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster (b. 1355)
- Bolesław IV the Curly, High Duke of Poland (b. 1120)
- Ulrich I, Duke of Brno, Moravian ruler
- Edward the Confessor, English king (b. 1004)
- Zhang Yanhan, Chinese chancellor (b. 884)
- Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 796)