On This Day in History: January 9
January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 356 days remain until the end of the year (357 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- California man learns $10 million reason not to tell your roommate if you win the lottery. This past Christmas, a man in Vacaville, Calif., learned a grim, but useful, holiday lesson: Sometimes, don't spread glad tidings. Keep the good news to yourself.
- Kentucky Lottery celebrates 30 years with new logo. With the Kentucky Lottery's 30th anniversary occurring in 2019, a new logo that better represents its roots in the Bluegrass State has been unveiled.
- $900 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot to create unimaginable wealth. For the third time in three days, the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot has been raised to levels only dreamed about.
- S.C. woman nearly threw away $250,000 winning lottery ticket. A South Carolina woman cleaning her car more than a month ago nearly threw away a lottery ticket that she later found out was worth $250,000.
- Wife questioned in lottery winner death. The widow of a West Rogers Park, Illinois, man who died of cyanide poisoning weeks after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot was questioned extensively by Chicago police last month after the medical examiner's office reclassified the death as a homicide, her attorney said on Tuesday.
- Union fights effort to privatize Pa. Lottery. The union that represents Pennsylvania Lottery employees is fighting Gov. Corbett's move to privatize its operations.
- Contractors steal $70,000 in lottery prize money. D.C. officials were told last year that lax enforcement of security procedures made it possible for a handful of contract employees to steal tens of thousands of dollars in lottery tickets and prize money, according to records released this week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board.
- FBI following leads in lottery scam. A Monroe, New York, man became the unwitting middleman in a sweepstakes-style international lottery scam that had the potential of bilking tens of thousands of dollars from its victims, police said.
- Worker accused of stealing winning Oregon lottery ticket. After lunch at a restaurant, a woman left behind a winning Oregon lottery ticket worth $50,000, and State Police have arrested the worker who bused the table on a theft charge.
- S.C. Lottery Millionaire Raffle results drawn. The winning numbers have been selected in the South Carolina lottery game that is going to make four instant millionaires.
- N.C. Lottery will start on schedule, director says. Officials charged with starting a lottery in North Carolina said yesterday that they hope to award two major contracts by Feb. 2, despite a lawsuit intended to stop them.
- Oklahoma Lottery gearing up for Powerball Friday. Tickets for the multi-state Powerball will go on sale at more than 1,900 Oklahoma merchants at 4 a.m. Friday, and the prize could reach the $100 million mark before the first drawing for Oklahoma-purchased tickets at 9:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) January 14.
- Tenn. Lottery officials give no details on harassment allegations. Tennessee Lottery officials aren't sharing documents and other details about former state treasurer Steve Adams stepping down as the lottery's chief administrative officer following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment.
- Tenn. Lottery says it need not obey state policies. Though the state recently cleaned up its policy for investigating harassment claims, the Tennessee Lottery is exempt from those rules, officials said -- making it even tougher for the public to keep tabs on harassment cases at the agency.
- Penn. Lottery declares 1st raffle a success. Aside from the usual seasonal sales peak in instant tickets, thousands of players also took a $20 chance to get in the Pennsylvania Lottery's first-ever raffle game: a one-time drawing for a declared set of prizes, with winning numbers drawn specifically from the field of tickets sold.
- Ohio Lottery's new game three months without jackpot winner. The Ohio Lottery's newest game, which replaced Super Lotto Plus in October, has gone three months without a jackpot winner and some players and sellers think the 100-number, bingo-style Lot 'O Play game is too complicated.
- Ohio Lottery Loser Faces Police Charge. Elecia Battle, who admitted yesterday that she lied about losing a $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket, was charged today with filing a false police report.
- GTech gets deal for new online terminals from Spain’s national lottery. GTech Corp of West Greenwich, R.I., has won a sale to provide new online lottery terminals to Sistemas Tecnicos de Loterias del Estado (STL), the operator of the online system for the National Lottery in Spain. According to the company, the deal could be worth as much as $9 million.
- Winners wish they'd lain low. Talk to former lottery winners and they agree -- the biggest mistake Mega Millions jackpot winner Rebecca Jemison made this week was coming forward herself to claim her winnings.
- What Every Texas Lottery Player Needs To Know About Claiming A Jackpot. In response to recent events in Ohio and the $162 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket, the Texas Lottery Commission wants to reiterate to players some important information regarding claiming a jackpot prize in Texas.
- Tennessee lotto ads hit Monday. Tennesseans will get their first taste of lottery advertising as the state lottery begins its push Monday, airing two television commercials raising awareness that the games will be up in mere days.
- Indiana Bill Targets Deadbeat Parents' Gambling Winnings. Deadbeat parents who gamble at riverboats and racetracks would have to give their children a cut of their winnings under a bill being considered by the Indiana Senate.
- Massachusetts man wins $1M lottery prize. Robert F. Brown Jr. of Cumberland, Massachusetts, won $1 million in the $640,000,000 Jubilee instant game.
- Reducing Lottery Rewards. Some Florida legislators figure that the way to sell more lottery tickets is to reduce the size or number of prizes the players can win. It's something that will be attempted during the 2004 session that begins in March -- and, given the financial philosophy of this Legislature, it has a good chance of passage.
- Court scratches man's lottery claim. A Northborough man who tried to cash in on a mistake by the state Lottery Commission to collect a $4 million cash prize for a winning scratch ticket had his claim thrown out yesterday by the state Appeals Court.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$949.8 Million
Jan 9, 2016
- 2.$277 Million
Jan 11, 2020
- 3.$221 Million
Jan 9, 2015
- 4.$162 Million
Jan 10, 2015
- 5.$131 Million
Jan 10, 2007
- 6.$126 Million
Jan 10, 2017
- 7.€103 Million
Jan 13, 2006
- 8.$122 Million
Jan 9, 2007
- 9.$120 Million
Jan 10, 2009
- 10.$106 Million
Jan 11, 2017
- 11.€88.7 Million
Jan 10, 2019
- 12.€82.57 Million
Jan 9, 2018
- 13.£66.07 Million
Jan 9, 2016
- 14.$92 Million
Jan 11, 2005
- 15.€83 Million
Jan 10, 2020
- 16.€58 Million
Jan 15, 2010
- 17.$82 Million
Jan 9, 2019
- 18.$81 Million
Jan 12, 2005
- 19.$80 Million
Jan 11, 2014
- 19.$80 Million
Jan 11, 2002
- 19.$80 Million
Jan 10, 2020
- 22.€72.75 Million
Jan 10, 2017
- 23.€69 Million
Jan 12, 2016
- 24.€53 Million
Jan 9, 2009
- 25.$71 Million
Jan 9, 2008
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Jan 9, 1982
38 years old
Wednesday, Jan 9, 1980
40 years old
Tuesday, Jan 9, 1979
41 years old
Tuesday, Jan 9, 1979
41 years old
Monday, Jan 9, 1978
42 years old
Sunday, Jan 9, 1977
43 years old
Sunday, Jan 9, 1972
48 years old
Tuesday, Jan 9, 1968
52 years old
Monday, Jan 9, 1967
53 years old
Tuesday, Jan 9, 1962
58 years old
Thursday, Jan 9, 1958
62 years old
Thursday, Jan 9, 1958
62 years old
Friday, Jan 9, 1948
72 years old
Sunday, Jan 9, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris two days earlier are both killed after a hostage situation; a second hostage situation, related to the Charlie Hebdo shooting, occurs at a Jewish market in Vincennes.
- A mass poisoning at a funeral in Mozambique involving beer that was contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli leaves 75 dead and over 230 people ill.
- An explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, kills at least five people and injures 17 others.
- Iran Air Flight 277 crashes near Orumiyeh in the northwest of the country, killing 77 people.
- Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.
- Mahmoud Abbas wins the election to succeed Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority, replacing interim president Rawhi Fattouh.
- The Sudan People's Liberation Movement and the Government of Sudan sign the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War.
- An inflatable boat carrying illegal Albanian emigrants stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula en route to Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28. This is the second deadliest marine disaster in Albanian history.
- First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighboring Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
- The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.
- The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail. They discovered two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12.
- Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
- The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
- Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag in the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
- British authorities announce they have uncovered the Soviet Portland Spy Ring in London.
- President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.
- British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden resigns from office following his failure to retake the Suez Canal from Egyptian sovereignty.
- World War II: The Sixth United States Army begins the invasion of Lingayen Gulf.
- World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.
- A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, kills 78 children.
- Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
- Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebel against the League of Nations' decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
- Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, begins near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
- Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
- World War I: The Battle of Rafa is fought near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
- World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded.
- Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the South Pole, the farthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
- Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
- New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
- Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
- American Civil War: "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina.
- Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
- Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
- The 7.9 Mw Fort Tejon earthquake shakes Central and Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).
- The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
- The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese King João VI, beginning the Brazilian independence process.
- Sir Humphry Davy tests his safety lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
- Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
- British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the pound to raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars.
- Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
- Treaty of Jassy between Russian and Ottoman Empire is signed.
- Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the Constitution.
- Ahmad Shah Durrani defeats the Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
- Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen.
- The Jewish population of Basel, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated.
- Wanyan Liang and other court officials murder Emperor Xizong of Jin. Wanyan Liang succeeds him as emperor.
- Jin-Song Wars: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong of Song and others, ending the Northern Song dynasty.
- Twelfth Council of Toledo: King Erwig of the Visigoths initiates a council in which he implements diverse measures against the Jews in Spain.
- Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.
Births On This Day
- Braden Uele, New Zealand rugby league player
- Katarina Johnson-Thompson, English long jumper and heptathlete
- Marcus Peters, American football player
- Kevin Korjus, Estonian race car driver
- Edon Hasani, Albanian football player
- Alvaro Soler, Spanish singer-songwriter
- Justin Blackmon, American football player
- Michael Beasley, American basketball player
- Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian-Canadian actress
- Michaëlla Krajicek, Dutch tennis player
- Yana Maksimava, Belarusian heptathlete
- Chris Sandow, Australian rugby league player
- Jordan Turner, English rugby league player
- Katherine Copely, American ice dancer
- Marc Crosas, Spanish footballer
- Lee Yeon-hee, South Korean actress
- Sam Bird, English race car driver
- Lucas Leiva, Brazilian footballer
- Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jami Puustinen, Finnish footballer
- Jéferson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
- Uwe Hünemeier, German footballer
- Amanda Mynhardt, South African netball player
- Juan Francisco Torres, Spanish footballer
- Drew Brown, American musician and songwriter
- Benjamin Danso, German rugby player
- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
- Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer and manager
- Édgar Álvarez, Honduran footballer
- Sergio García, Spanish golfer
- Luke Patten, Australian rugby league player and referee
- Francisco Pavón, Spanish footballer
- Wang Zulan, Hong Kong singer
- Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player
- Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer and manager
- Chad Johnson, American football player and actor
- AJ McLean, American singer
- Radek Bonk, Czech ice hockey player
- Hayes Carll, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- James Beckford, Jamaican long jumper
- Sean Paul, Jamaican rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor
- Jay Powell, American baseball player
- Rawson Stovall, American video game producer and author
- Angie Martinez, American rapper, actress, and radio host
- Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author and critic
- Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
- Carl Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Lara Fabian, Belgian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress
- Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboard player and songwriter
- Jimmy Adams, Jamaican cricketer and coach
- Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
- Mardi Lunn, Australian golfer
- Giorgos Theofanous, Greek-Cypriot composer and producer
- Matt Bevin, American politician, 62nd governor of Kentucky
- Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
- Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Gary Teichmann, South African rugby player
- Stephen Metcalfe, English politician
- Iain Dowie, English-Northern Irish footballer and coach
- Eric Erlandson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Haddaway, Trinidadian-German singer and musician
- Andrei Nazarov, Estonian decathlete and coach
- Joely Richardson, English actress
- Stan Javier, Dominican baseball player and manager
- Irwin McLean, Northern Irish biologist and academic
- Didier Camberabero, French rugby player
- Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter and producer
- Henry Omaga-Diaz, Filipino journalist
- Lisa Walters, Canadian golfer
- Mark Martin, American race car driver and coach
- Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan activist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate
- Otis Nixon, American baseball player
- Stephen Neale, English philosopher and academic
- Waltraud Meier, German soprano and actress
- Imelda Staunton, English actress and singer
- Michiko Kakutani, American journalist and critic
- J.K. Simmons, American actor
- Philippa Gregory, Kenyan-English author and academic
- Javad Alizadeh, Iranian cartoonist and painter
- Kaushik Basu, Indian economist and academic
- Hugh Bayley, English politician
- Mike Capuano, American lawyer and politician
- Crystal Gayle, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Alec Jeffreys, English geneticist and academic
- David Johansen, American musician and actor
- Sandy Martin, American actress
- Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
- Jan Tomaszewski, Polish footballer, manager, and politician
- Ronnie Landfield, American painter and educator
- Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian and academic (d. 2013)
- Mogens Lykketoft, Danish politician, 45th Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Syrian-Armenian scholar and politician, 1st President of Armenia
- Harun Farocki, German filmmaker (d. 2014)
- Jimmy Page, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Mihalis Violaris, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actor
- Robert Drewe, Australian author and playwright
- Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
- Scott Walker, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- John Dunning, American author
- Judy Malloy, American poet and author
- Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist
- Roy Head, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician
- Barbara Buczek, Polish composer (d. 1993)
- Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss journalist and politician, 86th President of the Swiss Confederation
- Susannah York, English actress and activist (d. 2011)
- Claudette Boyer, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2013)
- Peter Edelman, American lawyer and educator
- Stuart Woods, American author and critic
- Michael Nicholson, English journalist and author (d. 2016)
- Anne Rivers Siddons, American author
- Marko Veselica, Croatian academic and politician (d. 2017)
- Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
- Dick Enberg, American sportscaster (d. 2017)
- John Graham, New Zealand rugby player and educator (d. 2017)
- Earl G. Graves Sr., American businessman and publisher
- Brian Harradine, Australian politician (d. 2014)
- Bart Starr, American football player and coach
- Robert García, American soldier and politician (d. 2017)
- Wilbur Smith, Zambian-English journalist and author
- Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (d. 2008)
- Brian Friel, Irish author, playwright, and director (d. 2015)
- Heiner Müller, German poet, playwright, and director (d. 1995)
- Tom Riley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
- Judith Krantz, American novelist
- Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and politician (d. 1994)
- Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
- Len Quested, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
- Sergei Parajanov, Georgian-Armenian director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
- Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (d. 1984)
- Ágnes Keleti, Hungarian Olympic gymnast
- Lister Sinclair, Indian-Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
- John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (d. 2014)
- Clive Dunn, English actor (d. 2012)
- Hakim Said, Pakistani scholar and politician, 20th Governor of Sindh (d. 1998)
- William Morris Meredith, Jr., American poet and academic (d. 2007)
- Alma Ziegler, American baseball player and golfer (d. 2005)
- Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1982)
- Vic Mizzy, American soldier, pianist, and composer (d. 2009)
- Peter Twinn, English mathematician and entomologist (d. 2004)
- Anita Louise, American actress (d. 1970)
- Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer and bandleader (d. 1985)
- Richard Nixon, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
- Ralph Tubbs, English architect, designed the Dome of Discovery (d. 1996)
- Tom Evenson, English runner (d. 1997)
- Anthony Mamo, Maltese lawyer and politician, 1st President of Malta (d. 2008)
- Patrick Peyton, Irish-American priest, television personality, and activist (d. 1992)
- Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher and author (d. 1986)
- Eldred G. Smith, American patriarch (d. 2013)
- Earl W. Renfroe, African American orthodontist, educator, and activist (d. 2000)
- Rudolf Bing, American impresario and businessman (d. 1997)
- Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint, founded Opus Dei (d. 1975)
- Vilma Bánky, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1991)
- Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
- Richard Halliburton, American journalist and author (d. 1939)
- Harald Tammer, Estonian journalist and weightlifter (d. 1942)
- Gracie Fields, English actress and singer (d. 1979)
- Karl Löwith, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1973)
- Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-English conductor and director (d. 1971)
- Edwin Baker, Canadian soldier and educator, co-founded the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (d. 1968)
- Eva Bowring, American lawyer and politician (d. 1985)
- August Gailit, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1960)
- Karel Čapek, Czech author and playwright (d. 1938)
- Kurt Tucholsky, German-Swedish journalist and author (d. 1935)
- Vrindavan Lal Verma, Indian author and playwright (d. 1969)
- Lloyd Loar, American sound engineer and instrument designer (d. 1943)
- Charles Bacon, American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)
- Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet and critic (d. 1938)
- Giovanni Papini, Italian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1956)
- John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1958)
- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (d. 1942)
- Hayim Nahman Bialik, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1934)
- Thomas Curtis, American sprinter and hurdler (d. 1944)
- John Flanagan, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1938)
- Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co-designed the Golden Gate Bridge (d. 1938)
- S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist and academic (d. 1939)
- Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1926)
- Carrie Chapman Catt, American activist, founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women (d. 1947)
- Anton Aškerc, Slovenian priest and poet (d. 1912)
- Lady Randolph Churchill, American-born wife of Lord Randolph Churchill, mother of Sir Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
- John Hartley, English tennis player (d. 1935)
- Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
- John Knowles Paine, American composer and academic (d. 1906)
- Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Canadian journalist and politician, 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
- Thomas William Robertson, English director and playwright (d. 1871)
- Adolf Schlagintweit, German botanist and explorer (d. 1857)
- Friedrich von Esmarch, German surgeon and academic (d. 1908)
- Carol Benesch, Czech-Romanian architect, designed the Peleș Castle (d. 1896)
- James Francis, English-Australian businessman and politician, 9th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
- Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (d. 1881)
- Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English journalist and author (d. 1856)
- Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish Ney player and composer (d. 1846)
- Cassandra Austen, English painter and illustrator (d. 1845)
- Luísa Todi, Portuguese soprano and actress (d. 1833)
- Caleb Strong, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
- John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, English admiral and politician (d. 1823)
- Thomas Warton, English poet, historian, and critic (d. 1790)
- Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist and critic (d. 1766)
- Reinhard Keiser, German composer (d. 1739)
- Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet, English noble and politician (d. 1712)
- Empress Meishō of Japan (d. 1696)
- William Dugard, English printer (d. 1662)
- Simon Vouet, French painter (d. 1649)
- Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy, French commander (d. 1621)
- Pope Gregory XV (d. 1623)
- Crinitus, Italian scholar and author (d. 1507)
- Juan Ramón Folch III de Cardona, Aragonese admiral (d. 1485)
- Emperor Daizong of Tang (d. 779)
Deaths On This Day
- Verna Bloom, American actress (b. 1938)
- Paul Koslo, German-Canadian actor (b. 1944)
- Kato Ottio, Papua New Guinean rugby league player (b. 1994)
- Zygmunt Bauman, Polish sociologist (b. 1925)
- John Harvard, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (b. 1938)
- Angus Scrimm, American actor and author (b. 1926)
- Michel Jeury, French author (b. 1934)
- Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (b. 1929)
- Józef Oleksy, Polish economist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1946)
- Bud Paxson, American broadcaster and businessman, founded the Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (b. 1935)
- Abdul Rahman Ya'kub, Malaysian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (b. 1928)
- Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (b. 1964)
- Amiri Baraka, American poet, playwright, and academic (b. 1934)
- Josep Maria Castellet, Spanish poet and critic (b. 1926)
- Paul du Toit, South African painter and sculptor (b. 1965)
- Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
- Brigitte Askonas, Austrian-English immunologist and academic (b. 1923)
- James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
- Robert L. Rock, American businessman and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (b. 1927)
- John Wise, Canadian farmer and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1935)
- Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer (b. 1937)
- Augusto Gansser-Biaggi, Swiss geologist and academic (b. 1910)
- William G. Roll, German-American psychologist and parapsychologist (b. 1926)
- Malam Bacai Sanhá, Guinea-Bissau politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1947)
- László Szekeres, Hungarian physician and academic (b. 1921)
- Makinti Napanangka, Australian painter (b. 1930)
- Rob Gauntlett, English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1987)
- T. Llew Jones, Welsh author and poet (b. 1914)
- Johnny Grant, American radio host and producer (b. 1923)
- John Harvey-Jones, English businessman and television host (b. 1924)
- Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
- Jean-Pierre Vernant, French anthropologist and historian (b. 1914)
- Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
- W. Cleon Skousen, American author and academic (b. 1913)
- Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1909)
- Will McDonough, American journalist (b. 1935)
- Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (b. 1926)
- Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer and academic (b. 1915)
- Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
- Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- Imi Lichtenfeld, Slovakian-Israeli martial artist, founded Krav Maga (b. 1910)
- Edward Osóbka-Morawski, Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1909)
- Jesse White, American actor (b. 1917)
- Walter M. Miller, Jr., American soldier and author (b. 1923)
- Abdullah al-Qasemi, Saudi atheist, writer, and intellectual (b. 1907)
- Souphanouvong, Laotian politician, 1st President of Laos (b. 1909)
- Peter Cook, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1937)
- Johnny Temple, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)
- Paul Hasluck, Australian historian and politician, 17th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
- Steve Brodie, American actor (b. 1919)
- Bill Naughton, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)
- Spud Chandler, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)
- Cemal Süreya, Turkish poet and journalist (b. 1931)
- Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
- Peter L. Rypdal, Norwegian fiddler and composer (b. 1909)
- Arthur Lake, American actor (b. 1905)
- Robert Mayer, German-English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
- Bob Dyer, American-Australian radio and television host (b. 1909)
- Kazimierz Serocki, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1922)
- Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect, designed the Tour de la Bourse and Pirelli Tower (b. 1891)
- Pierre Fresnay, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1897)
- Pyotr Novikov, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1901)
- Ted Shawn, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)
- Elmer Flick, American baseball player and scout (b. 1876)
- Halide Edib Adıvar, Turkish author and academic (b. 1884)
- Emily Greene Balch, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
- Elsie J. Oxenham, English author and educator (b. 1880)
- Karl Mannheim, Hungarian-English sociologist and academic (b. 1893)
- Countee Cullen, American poet and playwright (b. 1903)
- Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral and pilot (b. 1908)
- Jüri Uluots, Estonian journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)
- Osman Cemal Kaygılı, Turkish journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1890)
- Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (b. 1874)
- Johann Strauss III, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)
- John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1899)
- Wayne Munn, American football player and wrestler (b. 1896)
- Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (b. 1863)
- Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English-German philosopher and author (b. 1855)
- Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician (b. 1853)
- Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1888)
- Charles-Émile Reynaud, French scientist and educator, invented the Praxinoscope (b. 1844)
- Luther D. Bradley, American cartoonist (b. 1853)
- Edwin Arthur Jones, American violinist and composer (b. 1853)
- Edvard Rusjan, Italian-Slovene pilot and engineer (b. 1886)
- Wilhelm Busch, German poet, illustrator, and painter (b. 1832)
- Abraham Goldfaden, Russian actor, playwright, and author (b. 1840)
- Richard Copley Christie, English lawyer and academic (b. 1830)
- Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American-English businessman (b. 1812)
- Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (b. 1820)
- Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (b. 1801)
- Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France (b. 1808)
- Anson Jones, American physician and politician; 4th President of the Republic of Texas (b. 1798)
- Neophytos Vamvas, Greek cleric and educator (b. 1770)
- Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer (b. 1750)
- William Hedley, English engineer (b. 1773)
- Noble Wimberly Jones, American physician and politician (b. 1723)
- Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
- Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1718)
- Thomas Birch, English historian and author (b. 1705)
- Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1688)
- Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1657)
- Alix Le Clerc, French Canoness Regular and foundress (b. 1576)
- Leonard Holliday, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1550)
- Jasper Heywood, English poet and scholar (b. 1553)
- Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French admiral (b. 1510)
- Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
- Guillaume du Bellay, French general and diplomat (b. 1491)
- Johannes Aventinus, Bavarian historian and philologist (b. 1477)
- Wang Yangming, Chinese Neo-Confucian scholar (b. 1472)
- Anne of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France and Louis XII of France (b. 1477)
- Demetrios Chalkokondyles, Greek scholar and academic (b. 1423)
- John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1455)
- William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent, English soldier (b. 1405)
- Adam Moleyns, Bishop of Chichester
- Giulia della Rena, Italian saint (b. 1319)
- Wen Tianxiang, Chinese general and scholar (b. 1236)
- Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi, Minorcan ruler (b. 1204)
- Birger Brosa, Jarl of Sweden
- Emperor Xizong of Jin (b. 1119)
- Adrian of Canterbury, abbot and scholar