On This Day in History: January 8
January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 357 days remain until the end of the year (358 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- One of the UK's first lottery millionaires reveals how she's lived off her $3.5 million win. Next week will mark a quarter of a century since the first National Lottery draw and to mark it, we have tracked down one of the first batch of millionaires it created.
- Odds of a Mississippi Lottery still long, but may be improving. This year there is a little additional optimism around the idea of starting a Mississippi Lottery, as the state's Republican governor said he would be open to discussions of a lottery.
- Trials for Tipton brothers charged in lottery scandal delayed. Trials for brothers charged with ongoing criminal conduct in Iowa for allegedly fixing lottery games to collect jackpots have been delayed.
- $800 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot approaches billion-dollar range. This is the lottery jackpot every lottery player has been waiting for!
- Republican lawmakers to sponsor Alabama lottery bill. Republican Senator Jim McClendon from Springville plans to sponsor a bill during the legislative session that begins Feb. 2 that would allow the people to vote on whether to create a lottery in Alabama.
- $1,000-a-month lifetime lottery ticket auctioned for $40,000. An online auction for a lottery ticket that pays $1,000 a month for the rest of a 73-year-old Kalamazoo man's life went into overtime on Thursday, Jan. 7, ending with a winning bid of more than $40,000.
- Man thought he scratched a $1,000 prize, really won $100,000. David Lane thought he'd won $1,000 with an Oregon Lottery Cash Flurries Scratch-it ticket -- but he forgot to scratch off the final symbol.
- Keno: The Next Big Bet For The N.H. Lottery?. A push is underway to legalize Keno in bars and restaurants in an attempt to capture money spent by New Hampshire residents in Massachusetts.
- New look for Florida Lottery. The Florida Lottery used its 25th anniversary to unveil a new logo on Monday, aiming to boost the $4.8 billion-a-year gaming system that is a major funding source for Florida's schools.
- Pennsylvania Lottery privatization Q&A. Pennsylvania Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser and Aging Secretary Brian Duke took a few minutes to talk about the proposed privatization of the state lottery and the bid submitted by a North American subsidiary of the Camelot Group, which runs the National Lottery in the United Kingdom.
- Kentucky Lottery adds new rewards program. The Kentucky Lottery has launched the new Fun Club Rewards program, a multi-part initiative which rewards players with points for eligible non-winning scratch-off tickets purchased while making them automatically entered into drawings to win large cash prizes.
- Casino table games are coming to Pennsylvania. It's a done deal at last. Table games are coming to Pennsylvania by the end of the year.
- 24 year-old Calif. man claims lottery riches. The $47 million winner of the Mega Millions lottery game was all smiles Wednesday afternoon when he claimed his winnings and was introduced at a news conference as Todd Moitz, California Lottery officials said.
- Lottery ticket 'printing error' voids huge jackpot. Unlucky lotto "winner" Thomas Noftall may not have won the jackpot, but the 27-year-old will take home some cash from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. after all.
- Colorado Lottery investigates 21-time prize winner. The Colorado Lottery launched an investigation into a repeat winner and his self-described "system" for winning the Cash Five jackpot again and again.
- 'I Lied' -- Woman Drops Lottery Lawsuit. Elecia Battle is dropping her claim to the winning ticket sold in last week's $162 million Mega Millions jackpot.
- N.H. Lottery Accidentally Draws 2 Sets Of Winning Numbers. Players in the Tri-State Pick 3 lottery had two chances to win the midday jackpot Tuesday.
- Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $21 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $21 million, with a cash option of $11.7 million.
- South Carolina Education Lottery Turns 2. In the two years since its launch, lottery officials said total sales racked up at more than $1.5 billion.
- Florida Lottery Seeks Winner Of July 23 Fantasy 5. The Florida Lottery is looking for the winner of an unclaimed Fantasy 5 ticket worth $61,796.56.
- Clerk free on bail in lottery ticket case. A Cook County judge set bail at $25,000 Wednesday for a Chicago Board Options Exchange clerk accused of swiping her co-workers' winning $175,000 lottery ticket.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$949.8 Million
Jan 9, 2016
- 2.$258 Million
Jan 8, 2020
- 3.$221 Million
Jan 9, 2015
- 4.$165 Million
Jan 8, 2016
- 5.$162 Million
Jan 10, 2015
- 6.$131 Million
Jan 10, 2007
- 7.$126 Million
Jan 10, 2017
- 8.€103 Million
Jan 13, 2006
- 9.$122 Million
Jan 9, 2007
- 10.$120 Million
Jan 10, 2009
- 11.$106 Million
Jan 11, 2017
- 12.€87.76 Million
Jan 8, 2019
- 13.€81.62 Million
Jan 8, 2018
- 14.£66.07 Million
Jan 9, 2016
- 15.$92 Million
Jan 11, 2005
- 16.€83 Million
Jan 10, 2020
- 17.$82 Million
Jan 9, 2019
- 18.$80 Million
Jan 10, 2020
- 19.€72.75 Million
Jan 10, 2017
- 20.€53 Million
Jan 9, 2009
- 21.$71 Million
Jan 9, 2008
- 22.$70 Million
Jan 9, 2013
- 22.$70 Million
Jan 8, 2014
- 24.$68 Million
Jan 8, 2005
- 24.$68 Million
Jan 11, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1997
23 years old
Saturday, Jan 8, 1994
26 years old
Thursday, Jan 8, 1987
33 years old
Thursday, Jan 8, 1987
33 years old
Tuesday, Jan 8, 1985
35 years old
Thursday, Jan 8, 1981
39 years old
Monday, Jan 8, 1979
41 years old
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1975
45 years old
Monday, Jan 8, 1973
47 years old
Friday, Jan 8, 1965
55 years old
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Jan 8, 1960
60 years old
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1958
62 years old
Sunday, Jan 8, 1956
64 years old
Monday, Jan 8, 1951
69 years old
Tuesday, Jan 8, 1946
74 years old
Friday, Jan 8, 1915
105 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world's most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico.
- The attempted assassination of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona, in which five people were shot dead.
- Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attack a bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three.
- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in northern Costa Rica kills 15 people and injures 32.
- The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.
- The RMS Queen Mary 2, then the largest ocean liner ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
- Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of the 75 passengers.
- Air Midwest Flight 5481 crashes at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, killing all 21 people on board.
- President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
- An Antonov An-32 cargo aircraft crashes into a crowded market in Kinshasa, Zaire, killing up to 223 on the ground; two of six crew members are also killed.
- Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
- Kegworth air disaster: British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737-400, crashes into the M1 motorway, killing 47 of the 126 people on board.
- Breakup of the Bell System: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
- A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".
- Password Plus debuts on NBC.
- Three bombs explode in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
- Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
- Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
- Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
- Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
- Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
- In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.
- Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
- World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces.
- World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
- Kashf-e hijab decree is enforced by Reza Shah ordering the police to physically remove the Hijab from any woman in public.
- Crown Prince Nguyễn Phúc Vĩnh Thuỵ ascends to the throne, the last monarch of Vietnam.
- Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud was crowned King of Hejaz.
- The steel strike of 1919 ends in a complete failure for the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers labor union.
- U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.
- The African National Congress is founded.
- The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.
- Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.
- Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
- African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
- American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield.
- The United States national debt is zero for the only time.
- The Democratic Party of the United States is organized.
- War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
- An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
- Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
- George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.
- Second Jacobite rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
- Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
- The first Lithuanian-language book, Simple Words of Catechism, is published in Königsberg.
- Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany in accordance with a law set by his predecessor, Charles VIII.
- The papal bull Romanus Pontifex awards the Kingdom of Portugal exclusive trade and colonization rights to all of Africa south of Cape Bojador.
- François Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.
- Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
- Siyaj K'ak' conquers Waka.
- Jin Huidi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by Jin Huaidi.
Births On This Day
- Noah Cyrus, American actress and singer
- Manuel Locatelli Italian footballer
- Giovanni Galbieri, Italian sprinter
- James Tedesco, Australian rugby league player
- Stefanie Dolson, American basketball player
- Koke, Spanish footballer
- Apostolos Vellios, Greek footballer
- Jorge Enríquez, Mexican footballer
- Josh Hazlewood, Australian cricketer
- Josh Jackson, Australian rugby league player
- Stefan Savić, Montenegrin footballer
- Shin Ji-min, South Korean singer and rapper
- Emiliano Tabone, Argentinian footballer
- Hassan Adhuham, Maldivian footballer
- Jeff Allen, American football player
- Sascha Bigalke, German footballer
- Scott Pye, Australian race car driver
- Aaron Cruden, New Zealand rugby player
- Kristján Einar, Icelandic race car driver
- Lee Yi-kyung, South Korean actor
- Vitaliy Hoshkoderya, Ukrainian footballer
- Adrián López, Spanish footballer
- Michael Mancienne, English footballer
- Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player
- David Silva, Spanish footballer
- Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
- Stephen Simpson, South African race car driver
- Jeon Ji-ae, South Korean actress
- Kim Jong-un, North Korean soldier and politician, 3rd Supreme Leader of North Korea
- Jon Daly, Irish footballer
- Chris Masters, American wrestler and actor
- Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer
- Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
- Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
- Ioannis Kokkodis, Greek swimmer
- Virgil Spier, Dutch sprinter and hurdler
- Trent Waterhouse, Australian rugby league player
- Adam Goodes, Australian footballer
- Rachel Nichols, American actress and producer
- Torry Castellano, American drummer
- Seol Ki-hyeon, South Korean footballer and manager
- Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
- Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
- Sarah Polley, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter
- Tomasz Schafernaker, Polish-English meteorologist
- Mirella van Melis, Dutch cyclist
- Amber Benson, American actress, writer, director, and producer
- Francesco Coco, Italian footballer
- Kenneth Andam, Ghanaian sprinter and businessman
- Carl Pavano, American baseball player
- Harris Jayaraj, Indian composer and producer
- Mike Cameron, American baseball player
- Henning Solberg, Norwegian race car driver
- Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Paul Clement, English footballer, coach, and manager
- Giuseppe Favalli, Italian footballer
- Jacob Sager Weinstein, American author and humorist
- Jason Giambi, American baseball player
- Jesper Jansson, Swedish footballer
- Mike Süsser, German chef and author
- Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer and coach
- Rachel Friend, Australian actress and journalist
- Rod Maybon, Australian rugby league player
- J. Hunter Johnson, American game designer, author, and translator
- Torsten Gowitzke, German footballer and manager
- Steven Jacobs, Australian television host and actor
- R. Kelly, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player
- Tom Watson, English politician
- Willie Anderson, American basketball player
- Igor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
- Andrew Wood, American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
- Marc Quinn, English sculptor
- Ron Sexsmith, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Keith Arkell, English chess player
- Shoaib Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer
- Lee Tomboulian, American pianist, accordion player, composer, and educator
- Dave Weckl, American drummer
- Kim Duk-koo, South Korean boxer (d. 1982)
- Mike Harwood, Australian golfer
- Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)
- Keith Rodden, American NASCAR crew chief
- Betsy DeVos, American businesswoman and politician, 11th Secretary of Education
- Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler, trainer, and actor
- Nacho Duato, Spanish dancer and choreographer
- David Lang, American composer and academic
- Joan Kingston, Canadian nurse, educator, and politician
- Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer and coach
- Mike Reno, Canadian singer and drummer
- Konstantinos Kypriotis, Greek martial artist (d. 1995)
- Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
- Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist and educator
- Peter McCullagh, Irish mathematician and academic
- Mel Reynolds, American academic and politician
- Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
- John McTiernan, American director and producer
- Franz Pachl, German chess player and composer
- Karen Tei Yamashita, American author and academic
- John Podesta, American lawyer and politician, 20th White House Chief of Staff
- Lawrence Rowe, Jamaican cricketer
- Gillies MacKinnon, Scottish director and screenwriter
- Don Bendell, American rancher and author
- David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
- David Gates, American journalist and novelist
- Antti Kalliomäki, Finnish pole vaulter and politician
- Samuel Schmid, Swiss lawyer and politician, 90th President of the Swiss Confederation
- Terry Sylvester, English singer and guitarist
- Luke Williams, New Zealand-American wrestler
- Robby Krieger, American guitarist and songwriter
- Nancy Bond, American author and academic
- Kadir Topbaş, Turkish architect and politician, 31st Mayor of Istanbul
- Terry Brooks, American lawyer and author
- Charles Murray, American political scientist and author
- Robin Ellis, English actor
- Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (d. 2018)
- Junichirō Koizumi, Japanese politician, 56th Prime Minister of Japan
- Yvette Mimieux, American actress
- Royce Waltman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
- Graham Chapman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
- Mark Bretscher, English biologist and academic
- Cristy Lane, American country and gospel singer
- Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan-American fashion designer
- Ruth Maleczech, American actress (d. 2013)
- Alan Wilson, English mathematician and academic
- Bob Eubanks, American game show host and producer
- Yevgeny Nesterenko, Russian opera singer and educator
- Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
- Zdeněk Mácal, Czech-American conductor
- Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-English zoologist, ecologist, and academic
- Lewis H. Lapham, American publisher, founded Lapham's Quarterly
- Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1977)
- Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
- Gene Freese, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
- Roy Kinnear, British actor (d. 1988)
- Alexandra Ripley, American author (d. 2004)
- Nolan Miller, American fashion and jewelry designer (d. 2012)
- Charles Osgood, American soldier and journalist
- Jean-Marie Straub, French director and screenwriter
- Willie Tasby, American baseball player
- Bill Graham, German-American businessman (d. 1991)
- Clarence Benjamin Jones, American lawyer and scholar
- Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (d. 2015)
- Slade Gorton, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 14th Attorney General of Washington
- Gaston Miron, Canadian poet and author (d. 1996)
- Luther Perkins, American country guitarist (d. 1968)
- Charles Tomlinson, English poet and academic (d. 2015)
- Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano (d. 2012)
- Lazzaro Donati, Italian artist (d. 1977)
- Kerwin Mathews, American actor (d. 2007)
- Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)
- Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
- Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)
- Mohan Rakesh, Indian author and playwright (d. 1972)
- Benjamin Lees, Chinese-American soldier and composer (d. 2010)
- Ron Moody, English actor and singer (d. 2015)
- Larry Storch, American actor and comedian
- Giorgio Tozzi, American opera singer and actor (d. 2011)
- Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
- Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American computer scientist and author (d. 2008)
- Dale D. Myers, American engineer (d. 2015)
- Jan Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (d. 1986)
- Richard Benedict, American actor and director (d. 1984)
- Gordon Kahl, American tax protester and cop-killer (d. 1983)
- Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1994)
- Walker Cooper, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
- José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor and director (d. 1992)
- Lawrence Walsh, Canadian-American lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (d. 2014)
- Tom Delaney, English race car driver and businessman (d. 2006)
- Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, dancer, and author (d. 1970)
- Galina Ulanova, Russian actress and ballerina (d. 1998)
- Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet (d. 1995)
- Willy Millowitsch, German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
- Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)
- Evelyn Wood, American author and educator (d. 1995)
- Fearless Nadia, Australian-Indian actress and stuntwoman (d. 1996)
- William Hartnell, English actor (d. 1975)
- Keizō Hayashi, Japanese general and civil servant (d. 1991)
- Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French painter (d. 1969)
- Carl Gustav Hempel, German philosopher from the Vienna and the Berlin Circle (d. 1997)
- Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and poet (d. 1988)
- Karl Brandt, German physician and SS officer (d. 1948)
- Tampa Red, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)
- Georgy Malenkov, Russian engineer and politician (d. 1988)
- Carl Rogers, American psychologist and academic (d. 1987)
- Dorothy Adams, American character actress (d. 1988)
- Merlyn Myer, Australian philanthropist (d. 1982)
- S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 1959)
- Dennis Wheatley, English soldier and author (d. 1977)
- Arthur Ford, American psychic, founded the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (d. 1971)
- Jaromír Weinberger, Czech-American composer and academic (d. 1967)
- Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr and saint (d. 1941)
- Walther Bothe, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
- Storm Jameson, English journalist and author (d. 1986)
- Bronislava Nijinska, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1972)
- Richard Courant, German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1972)
- John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1945)
- Mór Kóczán, Hungarian javelin thrower and pastor (d. 1972)
- A. J. Muste, Dutch-American pastor and activist (d. 1967)
- Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (d. 1941)
- Patrick J. Hurley, American general, politician, and diplomat, 51st United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
- Henrik Shipstead, American dentist and politician (d. 1960)
- Linnie Marsh Wolfe, American librarian and author (d. 1945)
- Charles Bryant, English-American actor and director (d. 1948)
- Arturs Alberings, Latvian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Latvia (d. 1934)
- Iuliu Maniu, Romanian lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1953)
- James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish captain and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1940)
- Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1930)
- Emily Greene Balch, American economist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
- William G. Conley, American educator and politician, 18th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1940)
- Winnaretta Singer, American philanthropist (d. 1943)
- Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
- Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (d. 1934)
- Emma Booth, English author (d. 1903)
- Fanny Bullock Workman, American mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (d. 1925)
- James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
- Frederick Abberline, English police officer (d. 1929)
- Karl Eduard Heusner, German admiral (d. 1891)
- John H. Moffitt, American sergeant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1926)
- Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch-English painter and academic (d. 1912)
- Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
- Wilkie Collins, English novelist, playwright, and short story writer (d. 1889)
- Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet and composer (d. 1861)
- Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh-English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1913)
- James Longstreet, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Turkey (d. 1904)
- Theophilus Shepstone, English-South African politician (d. 1893)
- Sigismond Thalberg, Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1871)
- John Bigler, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 3rd Governor of California (d. 1871)
- Orson Hyde, American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (d. 1878)
- Lowell Mason, American composer and educator (d. 1872)
- Rudolf of Austria, Austrian archduke and archbishop (d. 1831)
- Nicholas Biddle, American banker and financier (d. 1844)
- Edmond-Charles Genêt, French-American translator and diplomat (d. 1834)
- John Carroll, American archbishop, founder of Georgetown University (d. 1815)
- Sebastiano Conca, Italian painter (d. 1764)
- Elisabetta Sirani, Italian painter (d. 1665)
- Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish cardinal (d. 1709)
- Samuel von Pufendorf, German economist and jurist (d. 1694)
- François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
- Baltasar Gracián, Spanish priest and author (d. 1658)
- Ivan Gundulić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1638)
- Johannes Fabricius, German astronomer and academic (d. 1616)
- Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1629)
- Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1643)
- Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese daimyō (d. 1623)
- John Frederick II, duke of Saxony (d. 1595)
- Walraven II van Brederode, Dutch nobleman (d. 1531)
- Ulrich von Jungingen, German Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (d. 1410)
- Kadi Burhan al-Din, poet, kadi, and ruler of Sivas (d. 1398)
- Su Dongpo, Chinese calligrapher and poet (d. 1101)
Deaths On This Day
- Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (b. 1925)
- James Mancham, Seychellois politician (b. 1939)
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iranian politician (b. 1934)
- Peter Sarstedt, Indian-British singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
- Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian race car driver (b. 1926)
- German Moreno, Filipino television host, actor, comedian & talent manager (b. 1933)
- Andraé Crouch, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor (b. 1942)
- Kep Enderby, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1926)
- Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
- Vicente T. Blaz, American general and politician (b. 1928)
- Madeline Gins, American poet and architect (b. 1941)
- Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher, Dutch-Australian swimmer (b. 1925)
- Antonino P. Roman, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1939)
- Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1927)
- Jeanne Manford, American educator and activist, co-founded PFLAG (b. 1920)
- Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (b. 1930)
- Dave Alexander, American singer and pianist (b. 1938)
- T. J. Hamblin, English haematologist and academic (b. 1943)
- John Madin, English architect, designed the Birmingham Central Library (b. 1924)
- Bernhard Schrader, German chemist and academic (b. 1931)
- Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-French pianist and educator (b. 1929)
- Jiří Dienstbier, Czech journalist and politician (b. 1937)
- Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)
- Art Clokey, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Lasantha Wickrematunge, Sri Lankan Journalist (b. 1958)
- George Moore, Australian jockey and trainer (b. 1923)
- Jane Bolin, American lawyer and judge (b. 1908)
- Arthur Cockfield, Baron Cockfield, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1916)
- Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1922)
- David Ervine, Northern Irish politician and activist (b. 1953)
- Iwao Takamoto, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1925)
- Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, Northern Irish broadcaster and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics (b. 1943)
- John A. Gambling, American radio host (b. 1930)
- Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (b. 1925)
- Alexander Prokhorov, Australian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
- Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (b. 1932)
- Michael Tippett, English composer and conductor (b. 1905)
- Melvin Calvin, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Metin Göktepe, Turkish photographer and journalist (b. 1968)
- François Mitterrand, French sergeant and politician, 21st President of France (b. 1916)
- Howard Taubman, American author and critic (b. 1907)
- Pat Buttram, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)
- Harvey Haddix, American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)
- Steve Clark, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1960)
- Bernard Krigstein, American illustrator (b. 1919)
- Terry-Thomas, English actor and comedian (b. 1911)
- Pierre Fournier, French cellist and educator (b. 1906)
- Eerik Kumari, Estonian ornithologist and academic (b. 1912)
- Gerhard Barkhorn, German general and pilot (b. 1919)
- Tom McCall, American journalist and politician, 30th Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
- Gale Page, American actress (b. 1910)
- Grégoire Aslan, Swiss-English actor and screenwriter (b. 1908)
- Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
- John Mauchly, American physicist and academic (b. 1907)
- Sara Carter, American singer-songwriter and harp player (b. 1898)
- Zhou Enlai, Chinese soldier and politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
- Robert Forgan, Scottish-English physician and politician (b. 1891)
- Richard Tucker, American tenor (b. 1913)
- Kenneth Patchen, American poet and author (b. 1911)
- Georges Guibourg, French actor, singer, and playwright (b. 1891)
- Albert Hill, English runner and coach (b. 1889)
- Elmar Kaljot, Estonian footballer and coach (b. 1901)
- Kay Sage, American painter (b. 1898)
- Schoolboy Rowe, American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)
- Mary Colter, American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (b. 1869)
- John Duff, Canadian race car driver (b. 1895)
- Jim Elliot, American missionary and martyr (b. 1928)
- Eduard Wiiralt, Estonian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1898)
- Hugh Binney, English admiral and politician, 16th Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
- Antonia Maury, American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1866)
- Joseph Schumpeter, Czech-American economist and academic (b. 1883)
- Kurt Schwitters, German painter and graphic designer (b. 1887)
- Karl Ernst Krafft, Swiss astrologer and author (b. 1900)
- William Kissam Vanderbilt II, American lieutenant and sailor (b. 1878)
- Richard Hillary, Australian pilot and author (b. 1919)
- Andres Larka, Estonian general and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of War (b. 1879)
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American lawyer and religious leader (b. 1869)
- Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English general (b. 1857)
- Johnny Gruelle, American author and illustrator (b. 1880)
- Rauf Yekta, Turkish musicologist and author (b. 1871)
- Andrei Bely, Russian novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1880)
- Alexandre Stavisky, Ukrainian-French financier (b. 1886)
- George Bellows, American painter (b.1882)
- Johannes Pääsuke, Estonian photographer and director (b. 1892)
- Ellis H. Roberts, American journalist and politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (b. 1827)
- Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
- Ada Rehan, Irish-American actress (b. 1860)
- Simon Bolivar Buckner, American general and 30th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1823)
- Friedrich Schrempf, German journalist and politician (b. 1858)
- John Barry, Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)
- William Rainey Marshall, American banker and politician, 5th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
- Paul Verlaine, French poet and writer (b. 1844)
- Miska Magyarics, Slovene-Hungarian poet (b. 1825)
- Emperor Norton, English-American businessman (b. 1811)
- Nikolay Nekrasov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1821)
- Gauchito Gil, Argentinian saint (b. 1847)
- Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French historian and archaeologist (b. 1814)
- Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1779)
- William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, English field marshal and politician, Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance (b. 1768)
- Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene-Hungarian poet and educator (b. 1788)
- Eli Whitney, American engineer and theorist, invented the cotton gin (b. 1765)
- Edward Pakenham, Anglo-Irish general and politician (b. 1778)
- Justus Möser, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1720)
- Jack Broughton, English boxer (b. 1703)
- John Baskerville, English printer and type designer (b. 1706)
- Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1653)
- John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier and politician, Scottish Secretary of State (b. 1648)
- Moses Amyraut, French physician and theologian (b. 1596)
- Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1564)
- John George, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1525)
- Philibert de l'Orme, French sculptor and architect, designed the Château d'Anet (b. 1510)
- Albert Alcibiades, margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (b. 1522)
- Beatrice of Portugal, duchess of Savoy (b. 1504)
- Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian and academic (b. 1385)
- Lawrence Giustiniani, Italian bishop and saint (b. 1381)
- Stephen Zaccaria, archbishop of Patras
- Charles de La Cerda, French nobleman (b. 1327)
- Giotto, Italian painter and architect, designed Scrovegni Chapel and Giotto's Campanile (b. 1266)
- Andronikos III, emperor of Trebizond
- Celestine III, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1106)
- Edgar, king of Scotland (b. 1074)
- Adèle of France, countess of Flanders (b. 1009)
- Athelm, archbishop of Canterbury
- Bagsecg, Viking warrior and leader
- Severinus of Noricum, Italian apostle and saint
- Hui of Jin, Chinese emperor (b. 259)