On This Day in History: July 10
July 10 is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 174 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- N.H. Lottery asks Concord to give Keno another shot. Nearly two years after Keno received a sound defeat in Concord, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission is hoping the Capital City will give the game another try.
- Wisconsin Republicans to hold hearing on lottery privacy bill. Wisconsin Republicans are planning to take public comments on a bill that would keep lottery winners' names secret.
- 19-year-old wins lottery twice in one week. A California teen is celebrating two big lottery wins in just a week.
- Illinois lost $4 million by halting Powerball, Mega Millions sales. Illinois Lottery officials say the state lost about $4 million by halting sales of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets due to the state budget stalemate.
- $311 MILLION: Here comes Powerball. No sooner was Friday's $540 million Mega Millions jackpot won than Powerball became perfectly positioned to take the spotlight with a big rollover Saturday night.
- Time running out for $7 million NY lottery winner to claim prize. The buyer of a top prize-winning lottery ticket worth $7 million has just two weeks left to claim their windfall — or lose it forever.
- Scratch-off games propel Ohio Lottery to record sales. Like other state lotteries have recently reported, the Ohio Lottery has managed to increase its sales to record levels in the past year, despite a sharp downturn in multi-state lottery sales, through an emphasis on scratch-off ticket sales.
- Rural Kansas couple wins $9.85 million Hot Lotto jackpot. When Stephen Harrod checked his Hot Lotto ticket in the early morning on July 2nd to find out the prize amount, the convenience store clerk couldn't believe her eyes.
- Virginia woman wins Cash 5 for second time. A Virginia woman celebrated Independence Day this year by winning the Cash 5 top prize for the second time.
- N.C. school construction lottery money doesn't really build schools. Where does the North Carolina Education Lottery money go? You know, you buy a ticket, you put money into the education lottery, and you think all that money goes to North Carolina schools. But that is not quite how it works.
- Tenn. lottery chief offers advice to fledgling Wyoming Lottery. The Wyoming Lottery Board received some much-needed advice -- and a stern warning -- from someone who has helped shepherd other states through the the complicated process of launching state-sponsored games of chance.
- First N.C. Mega Millions lottery winner claims jackpot. The sole winner of a May 28 Mega Millions drawing for $12 million, the first jackpot-winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in North Carolina, has finally come forward.
- Man throws away winning lottery ticket, but still collects. Degli Martinez, 55, of Queens, New York, claimed the biggest single Lotto jackpot in state history on Wednesday, a $65 million prize that took over a year and a police probe before he was allowed to have it.
- US House on the brink of taking away online gambling rights. Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won't like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying online bets and could padlock gambling Web sites.
- N.C. Lottery to introduce $10 scratch game. North Carolina will soon join the majority of state lotteries with the kind of pricey scratch-off game that has helped boost game revenue nationwide.
- Keno sales surge across Massacusetts. Across Massachusetts, recent format changes have fueled a surge in Keno sales.
- N.M. Lottery official resigns after leaving DWI accident scene. The vice chairman of the New Mexico Lottery Authority board of directors has turned in a letter of resignation to Gov. Bill Richardson, days after he was arrested in a bizarre drunk-driving crash.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumps to $20 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $20 million Saturday.
- Missouri Lottery expands games to twice a day. The Missouri Lottery's daily games will expand from one to two drawings a day later this month, officials said Friday.
- Postal workers sue for share of Mega Millions lottery prize. Post office colleagues of a man who won $175,000 in the Mega Millions lottery drawing say they were cheated out of a share of the prize.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$311 Million
Jul 13, 2016
- 2.$306 Million
Jul 10, 2018
- 3.€185 Million
Jul 12, 2011
- 4.€185.72 Million
Jul 11, 2019
- 5.$202 Million
Jul 11, 2017
- 6.$180 Million
Jul 10, 2019
- 7.$155 Million
Jul 12, 2017
- 8.$138 Million
Jul 12, 2002
- 9.$121 Million
Jul 12, 2019
- 10.€106.86 Million
Jul 12, 2016
- 11.$106 Million
Jul 10, 2015
- 12.€90 Million
Jul 12, 2019
- 13.$100 Million
Jul 12, 2005
- 14.€81 Million
Jul 15, 2005
- 15.$90 Million
Jul 11, 2018
- 16.$83 Million
Jul 10, 2020
- 17.€60 Million
Jul 11, 2014
- 18.$80 Million
Jul 11, 2012
- 18.$80 Million
Jul 10, 2013
- 20.$79 Million
Jul 11, 2020
- 21.€68.75 Million
Jul 11, 2017
- 22.€65 Million
Jul 10, 2018
- 23.$75 Million
Jul 11, 2008
- 24.€54 Million
Jul 13, 2007
- 25.€60 Million
Jul 10, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Jul 10, 1985
35 years old
Saturday, Jul 10, 1982
38 years old
Friday, Jul 10, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Jul 10, 1980
40 years old
Tuesday, Jul 10, 1979
41 years old
Saturday, Jul 10, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Jul 10, 1972
48 years old
Friday, Jul 10, 1959
61 years old
Friday, Jul 10, 1959
61 years old
Thursday, Jul 10, 1952
68 years old
Sunday, Jul 10, 1949
71 years old
Wednesday, Jul 10, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Iraqi Civil War: Mosul is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
- Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sinks in Volga near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan, causing 122 deaths.
- Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all war-crimes charges by a United Nations Tribunal.
- Erden Eruç begins the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
- Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.
- At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens's painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5 million (US$76.2 million) to Lord Thomson.
- EADS, the world's second-largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
- Catholic Church sexual abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by Rudolph Kos, a former priest.
- In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
- Miguel Ángel Blanco, a member of Partido Popular (Spain), is kidnapped (and later murdered) in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
- In Miami, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.
- The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.
- Boris Yeltsin takes office as the first elected President of Russia.
- The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.
- An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 stalls and crashes near Uchkuduk, Uzbekistan (then part of the Soviet Union), killing all 200 people on board in the USSR's worst-ever airline disaster.
- ABC World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
- President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania is ousted in a bloodless coup d'état.
- Four mercenaries (one American and three British) are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
- The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
- National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on the recognition of Bangladesh.
- The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. As many as 60,000 people attend.
- Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
- Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin at Kaesong.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.
- World War II: Operation Husky begins in Sicily.
- Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union are established.
- World War II: An American pilot spots a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy uses to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics.
- Jedwabne pogrom: Massacre of Polish Jews living in and near the village of Jedwabne.
- World War II: The Vichy government is established in France.
- World War II: Six days before Adolf Hitler issues his Directive 16 to the combined Wehrmacht armed forces for Operation Sea Lion, the Kanalkampf shipping attacks against British maritime convoys begin, in the leadup to initiating the Battle of Britain.
- Howard Hughes begins a 91-hour airplane flight around the world that will set a new record.
- Kevin O'Higgins TD, Vice-President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State is assassinated by the IRA.
- Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
- Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins of John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
- Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people are killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.
- Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
- War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears.
- The then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
- Gävle, Sweden, is largely destroyed in a fire; 80% of its 10,000 residents are left homeless.
- U.S. President Millard Fillmore is sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death.
- U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
- The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
- Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta.
- American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- English Civil War: The Battle of Langport takes place.
- William I of Orange is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.
- Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
- Zhu Chenhao declares the Ming dynasty's Zhengde Emperor a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and leads his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing.
- The Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre commences with the capture of Goizueta.
- The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.
- Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeats the king's Lancastrian forces and takes King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton.
- The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
- King Canute IV of Denmark is killed by rebellious peasants.
- The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin.
- Isshi Incident: Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari assassinate Soga no Iruka during a coup d'état at the imperial palace.
- Emperor Hadrian dies of heart failure at Baiae; he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina.
- 48 BC
- Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat by Pompey in Macedonia.
Births On This Day
- Isabela Moner, American actress
- April Ivy, Portuguese composer and singer
- B-Nasty, Australian rapper, songwriter and record producer.
- Daishōmaru Shōgo, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Adam Reynolds, Australian rugby league player
- Trent Richardson, American footballer
- Chiyonokuni Toshiki, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Antonio Brown, American football player
- Heather Hemmens, American actress, director, and producer
- Sarah Walker, New Zealand BMX rider
- Park Chu-young, South Korean footballer
- B. J. Crombeen, American ice hockey player
- Mario Gómez, German footballer
- Nikolaos Mitrou, Greek footballer
- Giuseppe De Feudis, Italian footballer
- Matthew Egan, Australian footballer
- Gabi, Spanish footballer
- Kim Hee-chul, Korean entertainer
- Joelson José Inácio, Brazilian footballer
- Doug Kramer, Filipino basketball player
- Anthony Watmough, Australian rugby league player
- Alex Arrowsmith, American guitarist and producer
- Juliya Chernetsky, Ukrainian-American television host
- Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
- Jeffrey Walker, Australian actor and director
- Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
- Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
- Claudia Leitte, Brazilian singer-songwriter
- James Rolfe, American actor, director, and producer
- Jessica Simpson, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
- Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer
- Gong Yoo, Korean actor
- Chiwetel Ejiofor, English actor
- Edmílson, Brazilian footballer
- Elijah Blue Allman, American singer and guitarist
- Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
- Adrian Grenier, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Brendon Lade, Australian footballer and coach
- Lars Ricken, German footballer
- Andrew Firestone, American businessman
- Brendan Gaughan, American race car driver
- Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (d. 2018)
- Richard Westbrook, English race car driver
- Imelda May, Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
- Peter Serafinowicz, English actor
- Sofía Vergara, Colombian-American actress and producer
- Tilo Wolff, German-Swiss singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Adam Foote, Canadian ice hockey player
- Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer and coach
- Gary LeVox, American singer-songwriter
- Jason Orange, English singer-songwriter and dancer
- John Simm, English actor
- Marty Cordova, American baseball player
- Gale Harold, American actor
- Tom Meents, professional monster truck driver
- Rebekah Del Rio, American singer-songwriter
- Gillian Tett, English journalist and author
- Ikki Sawamura, Japanese model, actor and television presenter
- John Yoo, South Korean-American lawyer, author, and educator
- Clive Efford, English politician
- Johnny Grunge, American wrestler (d. 2006)
- Christian Stangl, Austrian skier and mountaineer
- Anna Bråkenhielm, Swedish business executive
- Scott McCarron, American golfer
- Ken Mellons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Martin Laurendeau, Canadian tennis player and coach
- Urban Meyer, American football player and coach
- Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
- Ian Lougher, Welsh motorcycle racer
- Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and film actor
- Ellen Kuras, American director and cinematographer
- Sandy West, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2006)
- Béla Fleck, American banjo player and songwriter
- Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and director
- Derry Grehan, Canadian rock guitarist and songwriter (Honeymoon Suite)
- Tom McClintock, American lawyer and politician
- K. Rajagopal, Malaysian football manager
- Nic Dakin, English educator and politician
- Geoff Gerard, Australian rugby league player
- Tommy Bowden, American football player and coach
- Andre Dawson, American baseball player
- Neil Tennant, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Rik Emmett, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Zoogz Rift, American musician and wrestler (d. 2011)
- Kim Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician
- Cheryl Wheeler, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Rajnath Singh, Indian Politician and Union Home Minister of India
- Tony Baldry, English colonel, lawyer, and politician, British Minister of State for Agriculture
- Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister for the Interior
- Anna Czerwińska, Polish mountaineer and author
- Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
- Greg Kihn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- John Whitehead, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
- Ronnie Cutrone, American painter (d. 2013)
- Chico Resch, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Natalya Sedykh, Russian figure skater, ballet dancer, actor
- Arlo Guthrie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Jean-Pierre Jarier, French racing driver
- Chin Han, Taiwanese actor
- Ron Glass, American actor (d. 2016)
- Hal McRae, American baseball player and manager
- John Motson, English sportscaster
- Jean-Marie Poiré, French director, producer, and screenwriter
- Virginia Wade, English tennis player and sportscaster
- Mick Grant, English racing motorcyclist
- Norman Hammond, English archaeologist and academic
- Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and journalist (d. 1993)
- Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, Zambian politician
- Jerry Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ronnie James Dio, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
- Pyotr Klimuk, Belarusian general, pilot, and astronaut
- Sixto Rodriguez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Lopo do Nascimento, Angolan politician; 1st Prime Minister of Angola
- Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (d. 2012)
- David G. Hartwell, American anthologist, author, and critic (d. 2016)
- Robert Pine, American actor and director
- Ian Whitcomb, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Meghnad Desai, Baron Desai, Indian-English economist and politician
- Helen Donath, American soprano and actress
- Brian Priestley, English pianist and composer
- Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer
- Phil Kelly, Irish-English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish political scientist, journalist and educator (d. 1999)
- Mavis Staples, American singer
- Paul Andreu, French architect
- Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1972)
- Edwards Barham, American farmer and politician (d. 2014)
- Gun Svensson, Swedish politician
- Herbert Boyer, American businessman, co-founded Genentech
- Tunne Kelam, Estonian journalist and politician
- Tura Satana, American actress and dancer (d. 2011)
- Wilson Tuckey, Australian politician
- Margaret McEntee, American Catholic religious sister and educator
- Wilson Whineray, New Zealand rugby player and businessman (d. 2012)
- Marshall Brodien, American actor who played Wizzo the Wizard, a wizard clown from The Bozo Show (d. 2019)
- Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2012)
- Jumpin' Gene Simmons, American rockabilly singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
- C.K. Yang, Taiwanese decathlete and pole vaulter (d. 2007)
- Carlo Maria Abate, Italian race car driver
- Neile Adams, Filipino-American actress, singer and dancer
- Manfred Preußger, German athlete
- Nick Adams, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)
- Jerry Herman, American composer and songwriter
- Julian May, American author
- Alice Munro, Canadian short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate
- Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (d. 2004)
- Josephine Veasey, English soprano and actress
- Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician
- George Clayton Johnson, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (d. 2004)
- José Vicente Rangel, Venezuelan politician; 21st Vice President of Venezuela
- Don Bolles, American investigative reporter (d. 1976)
- Bernard Buffet, French painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
- Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentinian-Italian race car driver and businessman, founded De Tomaso (d. 2003)
- Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2010)
- John Glenn, American baseball player
- Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician and academic
- David Dinkins, American soldier and politician, 106th Mayor of New York City
- William Smithers, American actor
- Carleton Carpenter, American actor, magician, songwriter, and novelist
- Fred Gwynne, American actor (d. 1993)
- Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian physician and politician, 4th and 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia
- Ernest Bertrand Boland, American Roman Catholic bishop
- Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
- Bobo Brazil, American wrestler (d. 1998)
- John Bradley, American soldier (d. 1994)
- Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian actress and producer (d. 2003)
- G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (d. 1987)
- Jean Kerr, American author and playwright (d. 2003)
- Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (d. 2007)
- Jake LaMotta, American boxer and actor (d. 2017)
- Harvey Ball, American illustrator, created the Smiley (d. 2001)
- Jeff Donnell, American actress (d. 1988)
- John K. Singlaub, U.S Army Major General
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, co-founded the Special Olympics (d. 2009)
- David Brinkley, American journalist (d. 2003)
- Owen Chamberlain, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
- Cyril Grant, English footballer (d. 2002)
- Pierre Gamarra, French author, poet, and critic (d. 2009)
- Ian Wallace, English actor and singer (d. 2009)
- James Aldridge, Australian-English journalist and author (d. 2015)
- Chuck Stevens, American baseball player (d. 2018)
- Frank L. Lambert, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Occidental College
- Fred Wacker, American race driver and engineer (d. 1998)
- Hugh Alexander, American baseball player and scout (d. 2000)
- Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (d. 1998)
- Judith Jasmin, Canadian journalist (d. 1972)
- Joe Shuster, Canadian-American illustrator, co-created Superman (d. 1992)
- Rempo Urip, Indonesian film director
- Salvador Espriu, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1985)
- Terry-Thomas, English comedian and character actor (d. 1990)
- Cootie Williams, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
- Donald Sinclair, English lieutenant and businessman (d. 1981)
- Blind Boy Fuller, American singer and guitarist (d. 1941)
- Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (d. 2002)
- Thomas Gomez, American actor (d. 1971)
- Wolfram Sievers, German physician (d. 1948)
- Lili Damita, French-American actress (d. 1994)
- Werner Best, German SS officer and jurist (d. 1989)
- John Wyndham, English soldier and author (d. 1969)
- Kurt Alder, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
- Nicolás Guillén, Cuban poet, journalist, and activist (d. 1989)
- Mitchell Parish, Lithuanian-American songwriter (d. 1993)
- Sampson Sievers, Russian monk and mystic (d. 1979)
- John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1936)
- Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)
- Renée Björling, Swedish actress (d. 1975)
- Legs Diamond, American gangster (d. 1931)
- Karl Plagge, German general and engineer (d. 1957)
- Thérèse Casgrain, Canadian politician (d. 1981)
- Carl Orff, German composer and educator (d. 1982)
- Jimmy McHugh, American composer (d. 1969)
- Edith Quimby, American medical researcher and physicist (d. 1982)
- Giorgio de Chirico, Greek-Italian painter and set designer (d. 1978)
- Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese evangelist, author, and activist (d. 1960)
- Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (d. 1948)
- Hugo Raudsepp, Estonian playwright and politician (d. 1952)
- Ima Hogg, American society leader, philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts (d. 1975)
- Otto Freundlich, German painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
- Ernst Bresslau, German zoologist (d. 1935)
- Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and activist (d. 1955)
- Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Hungarian politician (d. 1973)
- Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (d. 1971)
- Marcel Proust, French novelist, critic, and essayist (d. 1922)
- Prince Maximilian of Baden (d. 1929)
- Austin Chapman, Australian businessman and politician, 4th Australian Minister for Defence (d. 1926)
- Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist and engineer (d. 1943)
- Adolphus Busch, German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (d. 1913)
- Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1880)
- James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American-English painter and illustrator (d. 1903)
- Alvan Graham Clark, American astronomer (d. 1897)
- Camille Pissarro, Danish-French painter (d. 1903)
- Louis-Napoléon Casault, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1908)
- Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1889)
- Emma Smith, American religious leader (d. 1879)
- Robert Chambers, Scottish geologist and publisher, co-founded Chambers Harrap (d. 1871)
- George M. Dallas, American lawyer and politician, 11th Vice President of the United States (d. 1864)
- St. George Tucker, United States federal judge (d. 1827)
- Eva Ekeblad, Swedish noble and agronomist (d. 1786)
- William Blackstone, English lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1780)
- Roger Cotes, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1716)
- John Ernest Grabe, German theologian and academic (d. 1711)
- David Teniers III, Flemish painter (d. 1685)
- Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (d. 1703)
- Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, Irish-English politician (d. 1686)
- Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist and historian (d. 1660)
- Antonio Possevino, Italian diplomat (d. 1611)
- Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (d. 1571)
- Francisco de Toledo, Viceroy of Peru (d. 1582)
- John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (d. 1564)
- Cho Shik, Korean poet and scholar (d. 1572)
- James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
- Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (d. 1471)
Deaths On This Day
- Henry Morgenthau III, American author and television producer (b. 1917)
- Katharina Focke, German politician (b. 1922)
- Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1944)
- Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor (b. 1932)
- Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
- Robert C. Broomfield, American lawyer and judge (b. 1933)
- Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1918)
- Paul G. Risser, American ecologist and academic (b. 1939)
- Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1912)
- Gloria Schweigerdt, American baseball player (b. 1934)
- Philip Caldwell, American businessman (b. 1920)
- Józef Gara, Polish poet and linguist (b. 1929)
- Concha García Campoy, Spanish journalist (b. 1958)
- Caroline Duby Glassman, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1922)
- Ku Ok-hee, South Korean golfer (b. 1956)
- Gokulananda Mahapatra, Indian author and academic (b. 1922)
- Dolphy, Filipino actor, singer, and producer (b. 1928)
- Peter Kyros, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
- Berthe Meijer, German-Dutch journalist and author (b. 1938)
- Fritz Langanke, German lieutenant (b. 1919)
- Viktor Suslin, Russian-German composer (b. 1942)
- Pierrette Alarie, Canadian soprano and educator (b. 1921)
- Roland Petit, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1924)
- Hiroaki Aoki, Japanese-American wrestler and businessman, founded Benihana (b. 1938)
- Mike Souchak, American golfer (b. 1927)
- Doug Marlette, American cartoonist and author (b. 1949)
- Shamil Basayev, Chechen terrorist rebel leader (b. 1965)
- A. J. Quinnell, English author (b. 1940)
- Pati Behrs, Russian-American ballerina and actress (b. 1922)
- Winston Graham, English author (b. 1908)
- Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross, German-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1902)
- Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
- Evangelos Florakis, Greek general (b. 1943)
- Laurence Janifer, American author (b. 1933)
- Vakkom Majeed, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1909)
- Eno Raud, Estonian author (b. 1928)
- Mehmet Ali Aybar, Turkish lawyer and politician (b. 1908)
- Ruth Krauss, American author and poet (b. 1901)
- Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
- Mel Blanc, American voice actor (b. 1908)
- John Hammond, American record producer, critic, and activist (b. 1910)
- Tadeusz Piotrowski, Polish mountaineer and author (b. 1940)
- Fernando Pereira, Dutch photographer (b. 1950)
- Joseph Krumgold, American author and screenwriter (b. 1908)
- Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (b. 1894)
- John D. Rockefeller III, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Asia Society (b. 1906)
- Lovie Austin, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1887)
- Laurent Dauthuille, French boxer (b. 1924)
- George Kenner, German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1888)
- Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic academic and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1908)
- Teddy Wakelam, English rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1893)
- Yehuda Leib Maimon, Israeli rabbi and politician (b. 1875)
- Sæbjørn Buttedahl, Norwegian actor and sculptor (b. 1876)
- Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
- Calogero Vizzini, Italian mob boss (b. 1877)
- Rued Langgaard, Danish organist and composer (b. 1893)
- Richard Maury, American-Argentinian engineer (b. 1882)
- Jelly Roll Morton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1890)
- Huntley Wright, English actor (b. 1868)
- Ève Lavallière, French actress (b. 1866)
- John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)
- Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch painter (b. 1831)
- Phoebe Knapp, American organist and composer (b. 1839)
- Paul Morphy, American chess player (b. 1837)
- Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect and academic (b. 1812)
- Clement Clarke Moore, American author and educator (b. 1779)
- Louis Daguerre, French photographer and physicist, invented the daguerreotype (b. 1787)
- George Stubbs, English painter and academic (b. 1724)
- Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny, French general (b. 1754)
- Richard Peters, English lawyer and minister (b. 1704)
- John Fell, English bishop and academic (b. 1625)
- François Eudes de Mézeray, French historian and author (b. 1610)
- Louis Moréri, French priest and scholar (b. 1643)
- Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
- Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, French commander (b. 1571)
- Joan Terès i Borrull, Spanish archbishop and academic (b. 1538)
- Paolo Bellasio, Italian organist and composer (b. 1554)
- Charles II, archduke of Austria (b. 1540)
- William I, Dutch nobleman (b. 1533)
- Henry II, king of France (b. 1519)
- Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus (b. 1454)
- René of Anjou, French nobleman (b. 1400)
- James II, king of Cyprus
- Thomas, king of Bosnia (b. 1411)
- Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English commander and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1402)
- John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, English nobleman (b. c. 1413)
- Ladislaus IV, king of Hungaria (b. 1262)
- Eric I, king of Denmark (b. 1060)
- Canute IV, king of Denmark (b. 1043)
- Leopold I, margrave of Austria
- Benedict VII, pope of the Catholic Church
- Zubaidah bint Ja`far, Abbasid Princess
- Amalberga of Temse, Frankish noblewoman
- Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 598)
- Soga no Iruka, Japanese politician
- Hadrian, Roman emperor (b. 76)