On This Day in History: July 11
July 11 is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 173 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- $11.7 million Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot is largest in more than 2 years. The Michigan Lottery's Lotto 47 jackpot hasn't been won in more than five months and has reached an extraordinary $11.7 million for the drawing on Saturday.
- Massachusetts man turns 21, wins $1 million lottery. A Massachusetts man turned 21 and celebrated a day later by claiming a $1 million prize in the state lottery's "Billion Dollar Bonanza" instant game.
- Lottery scams hit San Diego, Escondido. San Diego police asked for the public's help in catching Spanish-speaking con artists who swindle people out of money by offering them a cut of supposed lottery winnings, and Escondido police said a similar scam has fleeced residents in that city.
- Price and prize changes coming this Sunday for Illinois Lotto. Citing the success of the multi-state lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions offering jackpots in excess of $100 million every other month, the Illinois Lottery has decided to revamp one of its original games, Lotto, in order to give lottery players a chance at potentially bigger jackpots and better overall odds.
- S.C. Lottery finally draws quad in Pick 4 Eve draw. For the first time ever, the South Carolina Lottery has drawn a 'quad' combination in its Pick 4 Evening drawing.
- Indiana lottery to outsource some operations. The Indiana State Lottery Commission is asking companies to bid on taking over some of its operations.
- Assemblywoman wants N.J. lottery drawings back on TV. New Jersey Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) announced today she will introduce a bill requiring NJTV to broadcast the New Jersey lottery drawings.
- Fire destroys car of Powerball lottery winner. Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early morning car fire on the Merritt Parkway that destroyed an Audi R8 belonging to a Connecticut Powerball winner.
- Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
- Penn. Lottery players wondering, 'Where are the results?'. The Pennsylvania Lottery held its bi-annual Millionaire Raffle drawing last night, but lottery players are still wondering if their tickets are winners.
- True love: lottery winner reveals secret only after engagement. The story of a £10 million (US$16.2 million) lottery winner who found true love only by keeping his fortune secret.
- $20M lawsuit against Hoosier Lottery gets class-action status. If you lost playing the Hoosier Lottery's Cash Blast scratch-off game two to three years ago, you could still come out a winner -- if you still have your ticket, that is.
- Kansas woman wins $12.9 million Hot Lotto jackpot. When Lori Boyle stopped Wednesday to get gas and check on a lottery ticket, she had no idea she would walk out of the store a multimillionaire.
- Ontario Lottery glitch infuriates customers, prevents sales. Would-be millionaires were angered Wednesday when they were prevented from buying lottery tickets due to a glitch that affected thousands of lottery terminals.
- Cops say co-worker killed Lotto winner. A burly Orange County, Florida, tree trimmer won $10,000 last month and some are saying it may have cost him his life.
- Thieving customers steal thousand of Texas Lottery lottery tickets. Police say thieves have stolen Texas lottery tickets at seven different Bedford convenience stores in recent days.
- Employees hit Florida Lottery raffle jackpot. A group of lucky workers from a distributor of electronic components will celebrate Independence Day much differently next year.
- Georgia couple wins $1 million lottery raffle prize. Jim Fain and his wife, Tina Beckham-Fain couldn't believe their eyes when their raffle numbers match those shown on the lottery web site.
- Kansas Lottery sets sales record. The Kansas Lottery hits the jackpot itself -- record sales are recorded for the fiscal year ended June 30th.
- US House votes to kill Internet gambling. The House passed legislation Tuesday that would prevent gamblers from using credit cards to bet online and could block access to gambling Web sites.
- Texas Lottery Names Acting Director. A top official closely involved in an investigation into inflated Lotto Texas jackpot advertisements was named acting executive director of the lottery commission today.
- Texas Lottery changes won't come quickly. Lottery players who feel hoodwinked by the Texas Lottery Commission will have to wait another month before the agency changes rules that determine how much money Lotto Texas winners are paid.
- More Texas Lottery trouble:" Auditor's warning erased from report. Texas Lottery executives were warned in a draft audit last winter that their decision to gut the agency's security force and fire most of its officers threatened the lottery's security and integrity, but lottery officials never disclosed those findings publicly.
- Unclaimed lottery prizes fund Tennessee school programs. $2 million in unclaimed Tennessee Lottery prizes will help provide tutoring, teach computer literacy, offer sports, and help students in danger of failing gain the reading and math skills they need.
- Indiana lottery sales decline has officials probing illegal games. In the budget year just ended, lottery officials expect to see about a 5 percent decline in profits, causing officials to question whether illegal electronic gaming machines are to blame.
- Washington Lottery has its first Lucky for Life winner. Rauf Nayemi, a 40 year-old immigrant from Afghanistan, is the first winner of Washington Lottery's "Lucky for Life" since the game was changed from a drawing to scratch tickets on April 27.
- Judge Rejects Men's Claim To $100K Lottery Prize. An administrative law judge has rejected a claim by two Indiana men that they were the rightful owners of a $100,000 lottery ticket someone else retrieved from a restaurant trash can.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$340 Million
Jul 13, 2018
- 2.$311 Million
Jul 13, 2016
- 3.€185 Million
Jul 12, 2011
- 4.€185.72 Million
Jul 11, 2019
- 5.$202 Million
Jul 11, 2017
- 6.$194 Million
Jul 13, 2019
- 7.$155 Million
Jul 12, 2017
- 8.$138 Million
Jul 12, 2002
- 9.$123 Million
Jul 14, 2015
- 10.$121 Million
Jul 12, 2019
- 11.€106.86 Million
Jul 12, 2016
- 12.€90 Million
Jul 12, 2019
- 13.$100 Million
Jul 12, 2005
- 14.€81 Million
Jul 15, 2005
- 15.$94 Million
Jul 13, 2013
- 16.€75 Million
Jul 13, 2012
- 17.$90 Million
Jul 11, 2018
- 18.€60 Million
Jul 11, 2014
- 19.€57 Million
Jul 17, 2009
- 20.$80 Million
Jul 11, 2012
- 21.€68.75 Million
Jul 11, 2017
- 22.$75 Million
Jul 11, 2008
- 23.€54 Million
Jul 13, 2007
- 24.$73 Million
Jul 12, 2006
- 25.$69 Million
Jul 11, 1998
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jul 11, 1997
22 years old
Saturday, Jul 11, 1987
32 years old
Saturday, Jul 11, 1981
38 years old
Friday, Jul 11, 1980
39 years old
Friday, Jul 11, 1980
39 years old
Wednesday, Jul 11, 1979
40 years old
Wednesday, Jul 11, 1979
40 years old
Monday, Jul 11, 1977
42 years old
Friday, Jul 11, 1975
44 years old
Friday, Jul 11, 1975
44 years old
Tuesday, Jul 11, 1972
47 years old
Sunday, Jul 11, 1971
48 years old
Monday, Jul 11, 1966
53 years old
Saturday, Jul 11, 1964
55 years old
Thursday, Jul 11, 1963
56 years old
Wednesday, Jul 11, 1956
63 years old
Saturday, Jul 11, 1953
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Evangelos Florakis Naval Base explosion: Ninety-eight containers of explosives self-detonate killing 13 people in Zygi, Cyprus.
- Kampala attacks: At least 74 people are killed in twin suicide bombings at two locations in Kampala, Uganda
- Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.
- Yugoslav Wars: Srebrenica massacre begins; lasts until 22 July.
- PTV is introduced as a kids programming block for PBS to broadcast educational programming to underprivileged children.
- Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia killing all 261 passengers and crew on board.
- Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
- America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
- Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA bans smoking in airplane lavatories.
- The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
- Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
- First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
- Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.
- France legislates for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger.
- Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga breaks away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.
- Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III.
- Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.
- The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.
- Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak.
- World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily: German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
- The Northern Rhodesian Labour Party holds its first congress in Nkana.
- World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of the French State.
- The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.
- Engelbert Zaschka of Germany flies his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off.
- Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday.
- The Hollywood Bowl opens.
- A truce in the Irish War of Independence comes into effect.
- The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People's Republic.
- Former President of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.
- In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany.
- The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.
- Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
- USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched.
- Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
- Giovanni Agnelli founds Fiat.
- Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
- Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.
- The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
- A revolution led by the liberal general and politician José Santos Zelaya takes over state power in Nicaragua.
- Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
- The British Mediterranean Fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War.
- American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
- Waterloo railway station in London opens.
- Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.
- A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
- French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.
- The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
- The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
- Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
- Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.
- Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
- Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
- Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.
- Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
- Charles IV, Count of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, is elected King of the Romans.
- Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch): A coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France's royal army.
- Baldwin IV, 13, becomes King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor.
- Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
- Byzantine emperor Michael I, under threat by conspiracies, abdicates in favor of his general Leo the Armenian, and becomes a monk (under the name Athanasius).
- After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in St. Peter's Basilica and put to death.
Births On This Day
- Alessia Cara, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Joey Bosa, American football player
- Tyler Medeiros, Canadian singer-songwriter and dancer
- Bartłomiej Kalinkowski, Polish footballer
- Anthony Milford, Australian rugby league player
- Nina Nesbitt, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Lucas Ocampos, Argentinian footballer
- Rebecca Bross, American gymnast
- Heini Salonen, Finnish tennis player
- Mona Barthel, German tennis player
- Connor Paolo, American actor
- Adam Jezierski, Polish-Spanish actor and singer
- Patrick Peterson, American football player
- Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player
- Tobias Sana, Swedish footballer
- Travis Waddell, Australian rugby league player
- Étienne Capoue, French footballer
- Shigeaki Kato, Japanese singer
- Raúl García, Spanish footballer
- Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
- Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
- Robert Adamson, American actor, director, and producer
- Orestis Karnezis, Greek footballer
- Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
- Tanith Belbin, Canadian-American ice dancer
- Jacoby Jones, American football player
- Joe Pavelski, American ice hockey player
- Morné Steyn, South African rugby player
- Engin Baytar, German-Turkish footballer
- Peter Cincotti, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Marie Serneholt, Swedish singer and dancer
- Chris Cooley, American football player
- Andre Johnson, American football player
- Tyson Kidd, Canadian wrestler
- Kevin Powers, American soldier and author
- Raio Piiroja, Estonian footballer
- Kathleen Edwards, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Massimiliano Rosolino, Italian swimmer
- Brandon Short, American football player and sportscaster
- Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-American basketball player and coach
- Willie Anderson, American football player
- Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer and manager
- Lil' Kim, American rapper and producer
- Alanas Chošnau, Lithuanian singer-songwriter
- Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer and manager
- André Ooijer, Dutch footballer and coach
- Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek runner
- Cormac Battle, English-Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Leisha Hailey, Japanese-American singer-songwriter and actress
- Justin Chambers, American actor
- Sajjad Karim, English lawyer and politician
- Eric Owens, American opera singer
- Michael Geist, Canadian journalist and academic
- Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
- Esera Tuaolo, American football player
- Andy Ashby, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American novelist and short story writer
- Nadeem Aslam, Pakistani-English author
- Kentaro Miura, Japanese author and illustrator
- Rod Strickland, American basketball player and coach
- Ricky Warwick, Northern Irish musician
- Tony Cottee, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
- Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kick-boxer and sportscaster
- Scott Shriner, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Al MacInnis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Dean Richards, English rugby player and coach
- Lisa Rinna, American actress and talk show host
- Gaétan Duchesne, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
- Pauline McLynn, Irish actress and author
- Fumiya Fujii, Japanese music artist
- Antony Jenkins, English banker and businessman
- David Baerwald, American singer-songwriter, composer, and musician
- Caroline Quentin, English actress
- Richie Sambora, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Mark Lester, English actor
- Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer, coach, and manager
- Johann Lamont, Scottish educator and politician
- Peter Murphy, English singer-songwriter
- Michael Rose, Jamaican singer-songwriter
- Amitav Ghosh, Indian-American author and academic
- Robin Renucci, French actor and director
- Sela Ward, American actress
- Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean neurosurgeon and politician, Singaporean Minister of Health (d. 2010)
- Julia King, English engineer and academic
- Piyasvasti Amranand, Thai businessman and politician, Thai Minister of Energy
- Peter Brown, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Suresh Prabhu, Indian accountant and politician, Indian Minister of Railways
- Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Mexican actress, director, and producer
- Leon Spinks, American boxer
- Mindy Sterling, American actress
- Ivan Toms, South African physician and activist (d. 2008)
- Bramwell Tovey, English-Canadian conductor and composer
- Paul Weiland, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Bill Barber, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Stephen Lang, American actor and playwright
- Ed Ott, American baseball player and coach
- Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani physicist and academic
- J. R. Morgan, Welsh author and academic
- Bonnie Pointer, American singer
- Jeff Hanna, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
- Norman Lebrecht, English author and critic
- Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
- Martin Wong, American painter (d. 1999)
- Lou Hudson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
- Michael Levy, Baron Levy, English philanthropist
- Patricia Polacco, American author and illustrator
- Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (d. 2006)
- Howard Gardner, American psychologist and academic
- Tom Holland, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Peter Jensen, Australian metropolitan
- Robert Malval, Haitian businessman and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Haiti
- Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (d. 1983)
- Bill Boggs, American journalist and producer
- Henry Lowther, English trumpet player
- Pai Hsien-yung, Chinese-Taiwanese author
- Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist and educator
- Oliver Napier, Northern Irish lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
- Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company
- Jim Carlen, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
- Frank Kelso, American admiral and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2013)
- Alex Hassilev, French-born American folk singer and musician (The Limeliters)
- Jean-Guy Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Dick Gray, American baseball player (d. 2013)
- Thurston Harris, American doo-wop singer (d. 1990)
- Tab Hunter, American actor and singer (d. 2018)
- Tullio Regge, Italian physicist and academic (d. 2014)
- Jack Alabaster, New Zealand cricketer
- Harold Bloom, American literary critic
- Trevor Storer, English businessman, founded Pukka Pies (d. 2013)
- Danny Flores, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (The Champs) (d. 2006)
- David Kelly, Irish actor (d. 2012)
- Greville Janner, Baron Janner of Braunstone, Welsh-English lawyer and politician (d. 2015)
- Bobo Olson, American boxer (d. 2002)
- Andrea Veneracion, Filipina choirmaster (d. 2014)
- Theodore Maiman, American-Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 2007)
- Chris Leonard, English footballer
- Frederick Buechner, American minister, theologian, and author
- Charles Chaynes, French composer (d. 2016)
- Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (d. 2017)
- Peter Kyros, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
- Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004)
- César Lattes, Brazilian physicist and academic (d. 2005)
- Brett Somers, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)
- Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer and manager (d. 1971)
- Oscar Wyatt, American businessman
- Richard Pipes, Polish-American historian and academic (d. 2018)
- Tun Tun, Indian actress and comedian (d. 2003)
- Gene Evans, American actor (d. 1998)
- Fritz Riess, German-Swiss race car driver (d. 1991)
- Yul Brynner, Russian actor and dancer (d. 1985)
- Zecharia Sitchin, Russian-American author (d. 2010)
- Venetia Burney, English educator, who named Pluto (d. 2009)
- Mortimer Caplin, American tax attorney, educator, and IRS Commissioner
- Hans Maier, Dutch water polo player (d. 2018)
- Alexander Prokhorov, Australian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
- Reg Varney, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Gough Whitlam, Australian lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2014)
- Paul Gibb, English cricketer (d. 1977)
- Cordwainer Smith, American sinologist, author, and academic (d. 1966)
- Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor and composer (d. 1996)
- Peta Taylor, English cricketer (d. 1989)
- William F. Walsh, American captain and politician, 48th Mayor of Syracuse (d. 2011)
- Erna Flegel, German Third Reich nurse (d. 2006)
- Sally Blane, American actress (d. 1997)
- Irene Hervey, American actress (d. 1998)
- Jacques Clemens, Dutch catholic priest (d. 2018)
- Harry von Zell, American actor and announcer, (d. 1981)
- Herbert Wehner, German politician, Minister of Intra-German Relations (d. 1990)
- Niño Ricardo, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1972)
- Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (d. 1971)
- Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
- Gwendolyn Lizarraga, Belizean businesswoman, activist, and politician (d. 1975)
- Wilfrid Israel, German businessman and philanthropist (d. 1943)
- E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (d. 1985)
- Bull Connor, American police officer (d. 1973)
- Dorothy Wilde, English author and poet (d. 1941)
- Erna Mohr, German zoologist (d. 1968)
- Thomas Mitchell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1962)
- Carl Schmitt, German philosopher and jurist (d. 1985)
- Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1939)
- James Larkin White, American miner, explorer, and park ranger (d. 1946)
- Isabel Martin Lewis, American astronomer and author (d. 1966)
- Friedrich Lahrs, German architect and academic (d. 1964)
- H. M. Brock, British painter and illustrator (d. 1960)
- Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
- Annie Armstrong, American missionary (d. 1938)
- N. E. Brown, English plant taxonomist and authority on succulents (d. 1934)
- Léon Bloy, French author and poet (d. 1917)
- Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (d. 1896)
- Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1896)
- Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and author (d. 1871)
- John Quincy Adams, American lawyer and politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
- Peggy Shippen, American wife of Benedict Arnold and American Revolutionary War spy (d. 1804)
- Thomas Bowdler, English physician and philanthropist (d. 1825)
- Caroline Matilda, British princess, queen consort of Denmark (d. 1775)
- Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and author (d. 1799)
- Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1785)
- Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1726)
- Frederick I of Prussia (d. 1713)
- Sarah Good, American woman accused of witchcraft (d. 1692)
- Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese daimyō (d. 1701)
- Kenelm Digby, English astrologer, courtier, and diplomat (d. 1665)
- Luis de Góngora, Spanish cleric and poet (d. 1627)
- Robert Greene, English author and playwright (d. 1592)
- Kaspar, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, German nobleman (d. 1527)
- William, Margrave of Hachberg-Sausenberg (d. 1482)
- Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (d. 1329)
- Bardaisan, Syrian astrologer, scholar, and philosopher (d. 222)
Deaths On This Day
- Giacomo Biffi, Italian cardinal (b. 1928)
- James U. Cross, American general (b. 1925)
- Satoru Iwata, Japanese game programmer and businessman (b. 1959)
- Lawrence K. Karlton, American lawyer and judge (b. 1935)
- André Leysen, Belgian businessman (b. 1927)
- Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (b. 1937)
- Carin Mannheimer, Swedish author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
- Bill McGill, American basketball player (b. 1939)
- Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-American drummer and producer (b. 1949)
- John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)
- Randall Stout, American architect, designed the Taubman Museum of Art (b. 1958)
- Emik Avakian, Iranian-American inventor (b. 1923)
- Egbert Brieskorn, German mathematician and academic (b. 1936)
- Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (b. 1918)
- Art Ceccarelli, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
- Marion Cunningham, American author (b. 1922)
- Richard Scudder, American journalist and publisher, co-founded MediaNews Group (b. 1913)
- Donald J. Sobol, American soldier and author (b. 1924)
- Marvin Traub, American businessman and author (b. 1925)
- Rob Grill, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)
- Walter Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and pastor (b. 1949)
- Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1936)
- Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian boxer (b. 1972)
- Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b. 1911)
- Michael E. DeBakey, American surgeon and educator (b. 1908)
- Glenda Adams, Australian author and academic (b. 1939)
- Lady Bird Johnson, American beautification activist; 43rd First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
- Alfonso López Michelsen, Colombian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Colombia (b. 1913)
- Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded Honest Ed's (b. 1914)
- Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
- Bronwyn Oliver, Australian sculptor (b. 1959)
- John Spencer, English snooker player and sportscaster (b. 1935)
- Gretchen Franklin, English actress and dancer (b. 1911)
- Jesús Iglesias, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1922)
- Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1913)
- Laurance Rockefeller, American financier and philanthropist (b. 1910)
- Renée Saint-Cyr, French actress and producer (b. 1904)
- Zahra Kazemi, Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer (b. 1948)
- Herman Brood, Dutch musician and painter (b. 1946)
- Pedro Mir, Dominican lawyer, author, and poet (b. 1913)
- Robert Runcie, English archbishop (b. 1921)
- Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
- Jan Sloot, Dutch computer scientist and electronics technician (b. 1945)
- Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek philosopher and author (b. 1943)
- Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, founded Digital Research (b. 1942)
- Mokhtar Dahari, Malaysian footballer and coach (b. 1953)
- Laurence Olivier, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
- Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
- Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, American rabbi and scholar (b. 1901)
- Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian author (b. 1915)
- Claude Wagner, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1925)
- León de Greiff, Colombian poet and educator (b. 1895)
- Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish novelist, playwright, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
- John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
- Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (b. 1940)
- Guy Favreau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 28th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1917)
- Delmore Schwartz, American poet and short story writer (b. 1913)
- Charlie Parker, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (b. 1882)
- George Gershwin, American pianist, songwriter, and composer (b. 1898)
- Billy Mosforth, English footballer and engraver (b. 1857)
- Simon Newcomb, Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1835)
- Friedrich Traun, German sprinter and tennis player (b. 1876)
- Muhammad Abduh, Egyptian jurist and scholar (b. 1849)
- Patrick Jennings, Irish-Australian politician, 11th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1831)
- Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian philosopher and poet (b. 1800)
- Thomas P. Grosvenor, American soldier and politician (b. 1744)
- James Smith, Irish-American lawyer and politician (b. 1719)
- Ienăchiță Văcărescu, Romanian historian and philologist (b. 1740)
- Simon Boerum, American farmer and politician (b. 1724)
- Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-English general (b. 1715)
- Narai, Thai king (b. 1629)
- Chōsokabe Motochika, Japanese daiymo (b.1539)
- Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter (b. 1527)
- Peder Skram, Danish admiral and politician (b. 1503)
- Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo, Italian noble (d. 1553)
- Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1484)
- Mino da Fiesole, Italian sculptor (b. c. 1429)
- Barbara of Cilli, Slovenian noblewoman
- Nicole Oresme, French philosopher (b. 1325)
- Anna von Schweidnitz, empress of Charles IV (b. 1339)
- Ulrich III, Count of Württemberg (b. c. 1286)
- Robert II, Count of Artois (b. 1250)
- Pierre Flotte, French politician and lawyer
- Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1117)
- Amalric I of Jerusalem (b. 1136)
- Olga of Kiev (b. 890)
- Rudolph II of Burgundy (b. 880)
- Anthemius, Roman emperor (b. 420)