On This Day in History: July 15
July 15 is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 169 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- The women who win hundreds of sweepstakes per year. Winning online sweepstakes is supposedly an act of pure luck — but some contestants claim to have it down to a science.
- Maine man wins 2nd large lottery prize in as many years. A Maine man won $500,000 on a ticket he purchased at a Portland convenience store in June, less than 2 years after he won a $100,000 lottery prize.
- Lucky CT man wins $100,000 lottery prize for second time. A Connecticut man just won a $100,000 lottery, barely a year after winning the same jackpot.
- Lottery security chief: Rigging computerized game "sadly" possible. The top threat to any lottery's integrity is its own information technology employees, a former lottery security chief told jurors in the trial for his coworker accused of rigging a Hot Lotto drawing to win a $14.3 million ticket.
- NC residents can now play lottery at the pump. North Carolina residents can now play jackpot lottery games while pumping their gas.
- Judge rules boss must give waiter half of $1.7M lottery jackpot for predicting win. In a legal ruling no one could have predicted, a judge in England has ordered a lottery winner to split his jackpot with the waiter who predicted the win.
- Alabama man loses $80,000 in foreign lottery scam. An Alabama man fell victim to one of the most successful scams in the country that is destroying the lives of thousands of people.
- Wyoming lottery to reap estimated $20 million in first year of ticket sales. The Wyoming Lottery Board estimates it will get $20 million from ticket sales in the first year of the state's legal games of chance, which are now targeted to start February 2014.
- California Lottery director resigns. After less than two years on the job, the head of the California State Lottery has resigned his post.
- Britain's record lottery winners go public. A Scottish couple out of work due to ill health are Europe's biggest ever lottery winners, scooping £161.5 million (€184 million, or US$260.5 million) in the EuroMillions multi-country lottery game.
- Arkansas Lottery director hires core management staff. Ernie Passailaigue, who started his job two weeks ago as executive director of the Arkansas Lottery Commission, has been steadily hiring employees to fill core management positions, while defending the high salaries he is giving the new staff.
- Kansas Lottery officials mull GTECH systems failure. A casino data systems failure from GTECH, the Providence-RI-based firm that manages the Kansas Lottery's activities, is one more problem among many the state lottery has had to deal with lately.
- Connecticut Lottery sets sales record. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. says it set a record during the last fiscal year with $998.5 million in sales.
- Wardens probed over Kenyan prisoners' lottery scam. Kenya's prison officers are at the center of an investigation over their involvement in a SMS (Short Message Service) syndicate that defrauded the public through nonexistent lotteries.
- Maryland lottery sales exceed $1.6 billion. The Maryland Lottery said it has achieved its 11th straight year of record sales, topping $1.673 billion and surpassing state estimates for the fiscal year.
- Georgia Lottery had record sales. The Georgia Lottery announced Tuesday that sales for fiscal 2008, which ended June 30, were just under $3.52 billion, a record in the 15-year history of the games.
- Arkansas Lt. Gov. pushes lottery proposal. Four times members of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's staff have traveled to various corners of Arkansas to speak about the lottery proposal.
- Reporter investigates Internet lottery scam. On receipt of an e-mail from an Internet scam outfit, the Editor of Expatica Netherlands wasted no time in ringing up to collect the promised $1 million jackpot prize.
- Kentucky couple almost threw out the lottery jackpot. A Kuntucky couple literally threw away their jackpot-winning Lotto South lottery ticket, and rescued it just in time.
- California lottery struggles with tepid sales. Though California and its schools are begging for cash, one of the state's supposed gold mines produces roughly half of what it should for education, analysts say.
- Powerball jackpot increases to $21 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $21 million, with a cash option of $10.9 million.
- Maryland woman collects $175,000 Mega win. Sharon Bishop, 33, of Hagerstown, Maryland, says she's no expert on winning, but after Wednesday she has a little experience.
- Georgia lottery sales up. Revenue from the Georgia Lottery increased more than $100 million in the year ending June 30 - the ninth sales record since the games began in 1993.
- Iowa Lottery ’04 sales top $200 million. The Iowa Lottery reported Wednesday that its sales surpassed the $200 million mark for the just completed fiscal year 2004, a 16 percent increase in revenues and the culmination of a three-year rise in profits for the state.
- One ticket wins $37 million UK Lotto jackpot. Champagne corks were popping Wednesday night as one lucky winner celebrated scooping a whopping $37 million (£20 million) cash UK Lotto jackpot prize.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$375 Million
Jul 17, 2018
- 2.$335.5 Million
Jul 16, 2016
- 3.$232 Million
Jul 18, 2017
- 4.€188.92 Million
Jul 16, 2019
- 5.$172 Million
Jul 15, 2017
- 6.$165 Million
Jul 16, 2002
- 7.$140 Million
Jul 17, 2015
- 8.$137 Million
Jul 16, 2019
- 9.$122 Million
Jul 15, 2005
- 10.€108.89 Million
Jul 16, 2016
- 11.$116 Million
Jul 17, 2013
- 12.$110 Million
Jul 18, 2018
- 13.€97 Million
Jul 16, 2019
- 14.€85 Million
Jul 17, 2012
- 15.$100 Million
Jul 18, 2012
- 16.€81 Million
Jul 15, 2005
- 17.€67 Million
Jul 15, 2014
- 18.$88 Million
Jul 15, 2008
- 19.$86 Million
Jul 15, 2006
- 20.€70.77 Million
Jul 15, 2017
- 21.€57 Million
Jul 17, 2009
- 22.$80 Million
Jul 15, 1998
- 23.€59 Million
Jul 15, 2016
- 24.$64 Million
Jul 16, 2010
- 25.$62 Million
Jul 17, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Jul 15, 1986
33 years old
Sunday, Jul 15, 1979
40 years old
Saturday, Jul 15, 1972
47 years old
Thursday, Jul 15, 1971
48 years old
Thursday, Jul 15, 1971
48 years old
Tuesday, Jul 15, 1969
50 years old
Friday, Jul 15, 1966
53 years old
Thursday, Jul 15, 1965
54 years old
Sunday, Jul 15, 1962
57 years old
Wednesday, Jul 15, 1959
60 years old
Sunday, Jul 15, 1951
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Factions of the Turkish Armed Forces attempt a coup.
- A train derails on the Moscow Metro, killing at least 24 and injuring more than 160 others.
- Twitter is launched, becoming one of the largest social media platforms in the world.
- AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
- "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
- Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
- Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil MP S. Shanmuganathan is killed by a claymore mine.
- Fashion designer Gianni Versace is murdered by spree killer Andrew Cunanan outside the front gate of his Casa Casuarina mansion.
- A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
- An attack at Orly Airport in Paris is launched by Armenian militant organisation ASALA, leaving eight people dead and 55 injured.
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his "malaise speech".
- Space Race: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.
- In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek junta-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
- The United Red Army is founded in Japan.
- Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam begin Operation Hastings to push the North Vietnamese out of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.
- The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
- Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
- First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
- State of North Borneo, today in Sabah, Malaysia, annexed by the United Kingdom.
- Massacre of July 15, 1927: Eighty-nine protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
- Japanese Communist Party is established in Japan.
- The Polish Parliament establishes Silesian Voivodeship before the Polish-German plebiscite.
- World War I: The Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
- In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
- In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
- The stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
- Reconstruction Era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
- Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory are transferred to Canada from the Hudson's Bay Company, and the province of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are established from these vast territories.
- The CSS Arkansas, the most effective ironclad on the Mississippi River, battles with Union ships commanded by Admiral David Farragut, severely damaging three ships and sustaining heavy damage herself. The encounter changed the complexion of warfare on the Mississippi and helped to reverse Rebel fortunes on the river in the summer of 1862.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson delivers the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, discounting Biblical miracles and declaring Jesus a great man, but not God. The Protestant community reacts with outrage.
- The Spanish Inquisition is officially disbanded after nearly 356 years.
- A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.
- Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
- Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
- The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
- Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, is named by acclamation Colonel General of the new National Guard of Paris.
- Aleksei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
- Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill, England after his defeat at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685.
- Muhammad XII is crowned the twenty-second and last Nasrid king of Granada.
- Polish-Lithuanian-Teutonic War: Battle of Grunwald: The allied forces of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeat the army of the Teutonic Order.
- John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England.
- Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
- King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.
- The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.
- First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.
- An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor's family killed.
- AD 70
- Titus and his armies breach the walls of Jerusalem. (17th of Tammuz in the Hebrew calendar).
- 484 BC
- Dedication of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in ancient Rome
Births On This Day
- Håvard Nielsen, Norwegian footballer
- Tobias Harris, American basketball player
- Hokutōfuji Daiki, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Wayde van Niekerk, South African sprinter
- Danilo, Brazilian footballer
- Derrick Favors, American basketball player
- Evgeny Tishchenko, Russian boxer
- Zach Bogosian, American ice hockey player
- Damian Lillard, American basketball player
- Steven Jahn, German footballer
- Alisa Kleybanova, Russian tennis player
- Anthony Randolph, American basketball player
- Riki Christodoulou, English race car driver
- Tyler Kennedy, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sanjeev, Tamil actor
- Angelo Siniscalchi, Italian footballer
- Veronika Velez-Zuzulová, Slovak skier
- Nelson Merlo, Brazilian race car driver
- Will Rudge, English cricketer
- Heath Slater, American wrestler
- Alan Pérez, Spanish cyclist
- Neemia Tialata, New Zealand rugby player
- Aída Yéspica, Venezuelan model and actress
- Alou Diarra, French footballer
- Petros Klampanis, Greek bassist and composer
- Marius Stankevičius, Lithuanian footballer
- Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player
- BxB Hulk, Japanese professional wrestler
- Jonathan Cheechoo, Canadian ice hockey player
- Julia Perez, Indonesian singer and actress (d. 2017)
- Laura Benanti, American actress and singer
- Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer
- Edda Garðarsdóttir, Icelandic footballer
- Renata Kučerová, Czech tennis player
- Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
- André Nel, South African cricketer
- Lana Parrilla, American actress
- John St. Clair, American football player
- Ray Toro, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Steve Cunningham, American boxer
- Marco Di Vaio, Italian footballer
- Diane Kruger, German actress and model
- Gabriel Iglesias, Mexican-American comedian and voice actor
- Cherry, American wrestler and manager
- Danny Law, English cricketer
- Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
- Brian Austin Green, American actor
- Scott Foley, American actor
- Tarkan Gözübüyük, Turkish bass player and producer
- Ain Tammus, Estonian footballer and coach
- Eddie Griffin, American comedian, actor, and producer
- Adam Savage, American actor and special effects designer
- Elbert West, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Jason Bonham, English singer-songwriter and drummer
- Irène Jacob, French-Swiss actress
- Alistair Carmichael, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
- Gero Miesenböck, Austrian neuroscientist and educator
- David Miliband, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-Italian actress
- Steve Thomas, English-Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Nikos Filippou, Greek basketball player and manager
- Michelle Ford, Australian swimmer
- Lolita Davidovich, Canadian actress
- Jean-Christophe Grangé, French journalist and screenwriter
- Scott Ritter, American soldier and international weapons inspector
- Forest Whitaker, American actor
- Kim Alexis, American fashion model
- Vincent Lindon, French actor, director, and screenwriter
- Gary Heale, English footballer and coach
- Mac Thornberry, American lawyer and politician
- Ian Curtis, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Joy Division) (d. 1980)
- Nicholas Harberd, British botanist, educator and academician
- Barry Melrose, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
- Steve Mortimer, Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator
- Joe Satriani, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Wayne Taylor, South African race car driver
- John Ferguson, Australian rugby league player
- Jeff Jarvis, American journalist and blogger
- Giorgos Kaminis, American-Greek lawyer and politician, 78th Mayor of Athens
- Mario Kempes, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haitian priest and politician, 49th President of Haiti
- Sultanah Haminah, Malaysian royal consort
- Mohamad Shahrum Osman, Malaysian politician
- Alicia Bridges, American singer-songwriter
- David Pack, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Celia Imrie, English actress
- Terry O'Quinn, American actor
- Marky Ramone, American drummer and songwriter
- Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
- Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
- Jesse Ventura, American wrestler, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of Minnesota
- Colin Barnett, Australian economist and politician, 29th Premier of Western Australia
- Arianna Huffington, Greek-American journalist and publisher (The Huffington Post)
- Carl Bildt, Swedish politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Sweden
- Trevor Horn, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Richard Russo, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
- Twinkle, English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Dimosthenis Kourtovik, Greek anthropologist and critic
- Artimus Pyle, American rock drummer and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
- Peter Banks, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
- Lydia Davis, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist
- Pridiyathorn Devakula, Thai economist and politician, Thai Minister of Finance
- Roky Erickson, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Linda Ronstadt, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
- Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor (d. 2019)
- David Arthur Granger, Guyanese politician, 9th President of Guyana
- Peter Lewis (musician), American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jürgen Möllemann, German soldier and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 2003)
- Millie Jackson, American singer-songwriter
- Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Northern Irish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
- Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
- Denis Héroux, Canadian director and producer (d. 2015)
- Ronald Gene Simmons, American sergeant and convicted murderer (d. 1990)
- Robert Winston, English surgeon, academic, and politician
- Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Portuguese economist and politician, 19th President of the Portuguese Republic
- Ernie Barnes, American football player, actor, and painter (d. 2009)
- Carmen Callil, Australian publisher, founded Virago Press
- Barry Goldwater, Jr., American lawyer and politician
- Prabhash Joshi, Indian journalist (d. 2009)
- George Voinovich, American lawyer and politician, 65th Governor of Ohio (d. 2016)
- Donn Clendenon, American baseball player and lawyer (d. 2005)
- Alex Karras, American football player, wrestler, and actor (d. 2012)
- Ken Kercheval, American actor and director
- Harrison Birtwistle, English composer and academic
- Eva Krížiková, Czech actress
- Risto Jarva, Finnish director and producer (d. 1977)
- Guido Crepax, Italian author and illustrator (d. 2003)
- M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Indian author and screenwriter
- Ed Litzenberger, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2010)
- Clive Cussler, American archaeologist and author
- Joanna Merlin, American actress and casting director
- Jacques-Yvan Morin, Canadian lawyer and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
- Jacques Derrida, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (d. 2004)
- Richard Garneau, Canadian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)
- Stephen Smale, American mathematician and computer scientist
- Einosuke Akiya, Japanese Buddhist leader
- Charles Anthony, American tenor and actor (d. 2012)
- Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-French guitarist (d. 2001)
- Ian Stewart, Scottish race car driver
- Carl Woese, American microbiologist and biophysicist (d. 2012)
- Viramachaneni Vimla Devi, Indian parliamentarian
- Nan Martin, American actress (d. 2010)
- Carmen Zapata, American actress (d. 2014)
- Håkon Brusveen, Norwegian cross-country skier
- Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan-French journalist and author (d. 2007)
- Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentinian general and politician, 44th President of Argentina (d. 2003)
- Raymond Gosling, English physicist and academic (d. 2015)
- Sir John Graham, 4th Baronet, English diplomat
- Philip Carey, American actor (d. 2009)
- Taylor Hardwick, American architect, designed Haydon Burns Library and Friendship Fountain Park (d. 2014)
- D. A. Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker
- Evan Hultman, American politician
- Antony Carbone, American actor
- Pandel Savic, American football player (d. 2018)
- Jeremiah Denton, American admiral and politician (d. 2014)
- Marianne Bernadotte, Swedish actress and philanthropist
- Francisco de Andrade, Portuguese sailor
- Leon M. Lederman, American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
- Jean-Pierre Richard, French writer
- Jack Beeson, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
- Henri Colpi, Swiss-French director and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- Robert Bruce Merrifield, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
- Jean Heywood, British actress
- Fritz Langanke, German lieutenant (d. 2012)
- Iris Murdoch, Anglo-Irish British novelist and philosopher (d. 1999)
- Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
- Brenda Milner, English-Canadian neuropsychologist and academic
- Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (d. 2015)
- Joan Roberts, American actress and singer (d. 2012)
- Nur Muhammad Taraki, Afghan journalist and politician (d. 1979)
- Sumner Gerard, American politician and diplomat (d. 2004)
- Albert Ghiorso, American chemist and academic (d. 2010)
- Kashmir Singh Katoch, Indian army officer
- Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani economist, scholar, and activist (d. 1999)
- Howard Vernon, Swiss-French actor (d. 1996)
- Cowboy Copas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)
- Hammond Innes, English journalist and author (d. 1998)
- Abraham Sutzkever, Russian poet and author (d. 2010)
- Edward Shackleton, Baron Shackleton, English geographer and politician, Secretary of State for Air (d. 1994)
- Jean Hamburger, French physician and surgeon (d. 1992)
- R. S. Mugali, Indian poet and academic (d. 1993)
- Rudolf Uhlenhaut, English-German engineer (d. 1989)
- Dorothy Fields, American songwriter (d. 1974)
- Anita Farra, Italian actress (d. 2008)
- Rudolf Arnheim, German-American psychologist and author (d. 2007)
- Walter D. Edmonds, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
- K. Kamaraj, Indian journalist and politician (d. 1975)
- Jean Rey, Belgian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the European Commission (d. 1983)
- Seán Lemass, Irish soldier and politician, 4th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1971)
- Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer (d. 1989)
- Enid Bennett, Australian-American actress (d. 1969)
- Dick Rauch, American football player and coach (d. 1970)
- Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and critic (d. 1940)
- Wharton Esherick, American sculptor (d. 1970)
- Enrique Mosca, Argentinian lawyer and politician (d. 1950)
- Doppo Kunikida, Japanese journalist, author, and poet (d. 1908)
- Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French physician and explorer (d. 1936)
- Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Anglo-Irish businessman and publisher, founded the Amalgamated Press (d. 1922)
- Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian-German mathematician and theorist (d. 1945)
- Marie Tempest, English actress and singer (d. 1942)
- Emmeline Pankhurst, English political activist and suffragist (d. 1928)
- Frances Xavier Cabrini, Italian-American nun and saint (d. 1917)
- Vilfredo Pareto, Italian economist and sociologist (d. 1923)
- W. W. Thayer American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Oregon (d. 1899)
- Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet, English engineer, designed the Forth Bridge (d. 1898)
- James Hope-Scott, English lawyer and academic (d. 1873)
- Henry Edward Manning, English cardinal (d. 1892)
- Sidney Breese, American jurist and politician (d. 1878)
- Reuben Chapman, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Alabama (d. 1882)
- Thomas Bulfinch, American mythologist (d. 1867)
- Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, American educator, author, editor (d. 1884)
- Clement Clarke Moore, American author, poet, and educator (d. 1863)
- August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German bishop and theologian (d. 1792)
- Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1693)
- Jens Juel, Danish politician and diplomat, Governor-general of Norway (d. 1700)
- Richard Cumberland, English philosopher (d. 1718)
- Gu Yanwu, Chinese philologist and geographer (d. 1682)
- Jai Singh I, maharaja of Jaipur (d. 1667)
- Rembrandt, Dutch painter and etcher (d. 1669)
- Jan Cossiers, Flemish painter (d. 1671)
- Inigo Jones, English architect, designed the Queen's House (d. 1652)
- Barbara Jagiellon, duchess consort of Saxony and Margravine consort of Meissen (d. 1534)
- Eskender, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1494)
- Queen Yun, Korean queen (d. 1482)
- Boček IV of Poděbrady, Bohemian nobleman (d. 1496)
- Antonio Correr, Italian cardinal (d. 1445)
- Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
- Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and saint (d. 1352)
- Ichijō, Japanese emperor (d. 1011)
Deaths On This Day
- Martin Landau, American film and television actor (b. 1928)
- Masahiko Aoki, Japanese-American economist and academic (b. 1938)
- Wan Li, Chinese politician, 4th Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1916)
- Aubrey Morris, British actor (b. 1926)
- Dave Somerville, Canadian singer (b. 1933)
- Óscar Acosta, Honduran author, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
- James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (b. 1918)
- Saúl Lara, Spanish footballer (b. 1982)
- Edward Perl, American neuroscientist and academic (b. 1926)
- Robert A. Roe, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
- Ninos Aho, Syrian-American poet and activist (b. 1945)
- Henry Braden, American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
- Tom Greenwell, American lawyer and judge (b. 1956)
- Earl Gros, American football player (b. 1940)
- Noël Lee, Chinese-American pianist and composer (b. 1924)
- Meskerem Legesse, Ethiopian runner (b. 1986)
- John T. Riedl, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1962)
- Boris Cebotari, Moldovan footballer (b. 1975)
- Tsilla Chelton, Israeli-French actress (b. 1919)
- Grant Feasel, American football player (b. 1960)
- David Fraser, English general (b. 1920)
- Celeste Holm, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
- Yoichi Takabayashi, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Schnitzler, German landowner and politician (b. 1928)
- Googie Withers, British-Australian actress (b. 1917)
- James E. Akins, American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (b. 1926)
- György Kolonics, Hungarian canoe racer (b. 1972)
- Robert H. Brooks, American businessman, founder of Hooters and Naturally Fresh, Inc. (b. 1937)
- Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and academic (b. 1942)
- Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet, and essayist (b. 1953)
- Elisabeth Welch, American actress and singer (b. 1904)
- C. Balasingham, Sri Lankan lawyer and civil servant (b. 1917)
- Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer and educator (b. 1925)
- S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1960)
- Justinas Lagunavičius, Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1924)
- Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer, founded Versace (b. 1946)
- Hammer DeRoburt, Nauruan educator and politician, 1st President of Nauru (b. 1922)
- Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijani journalist and author (b. 1960)
- Bert Convy, American actor, singer, and game show host (b. 1933)
- Zaim Topčić, Yugoslav and Bosnian writer (b. 1920)
- Margaret Lockwood, English actress (b. 1916)
- Omar Abu Risha, Syrian poet and diplomat, 4th Syrian Ambassador to the United States (b. 1910)
- Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
- Eleanor Estes, American librarian, author, and illustrator (b. 1906)
- Billy Haughton, American harness racer and trainer (b. 1923)
- Bill Justis, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1926)
- Frédéric Dorion, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1898)
- Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican academic and politician, 29th President of Mexico (b. 1911)
- Donald Mackay, Australian businessman and activist (b. 1933)
- Paul Gallico, American journalist and author (b. 1897)
- Christine Chubbuck, American journalist (b. 1944)
- Seyfi Arkan, Turkish architect (b. 1903)
- Francis Cherry, American lawyer and politician, 35th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1908)
- John Edward Brownlee, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Alberta (b. 1884)
- Set Persson, Swedish politician (b. 1897)
- Lawrence Tibbett, American singer and actor (b. 1896)
- Ernest Bloch, Swiss-American composer and academic (b. 1880)
- Vance Palmer, Australian author and critic (b. 1885)
- James M. Cox, American publisher and politician, 46th Governor of Ohio (b. 1870)
- Vasily Maklakov, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1869)
- Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, Indian archbishop, founded the Order of the Imitation of Christ (b. 1882)
- John J. Pershing, American general (b. 1860)
- Walter Donaldson, American soldier and songwriter (b. 1893)
- Razor Smith, English cricketer and coach (b. 1877)
- Marie-Victorin Kirouac, Canadian botanist and academic (b. 1885)
- Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1910)
- Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist and physician (b. 1857)
- Robert Wadlow, American giant, 8"11' 271 cm (b.1918)
- Irving Babbitt, American scholar, critic, and academic (b. 1865)
- Freddie Keppard, American cornet player (b. 1890)
- Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven, South African poet and politician (b. 1873)
- Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and mathematician (b. 1868)
- Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1845)
- Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1874)
- Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
- Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer (b. 1860)
- Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, French-American archbishop (d. 1825)
- Gottfried Keller, Swiss author, poet, and playwright (b. 1819)
- Rosalía de Castro, Spanish author and poet (b. 1837)
- General Tom Thumb, American circus performer (b. 1838)
- Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
- Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1791)
- Juan Felipe Ibarra, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1787)
- Claude Charles Fauriel, French philologist and historian (b. 1772)
- Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English poet and politician (b. 1802)
- Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
- Jacques Duphly, French harpsichord player and composer (b. 1715)
- Michael Bruce, Scottish poet and composer (b. 1746)
- Charles-André van Loo, French painter (b. 1705)
- Vasily Tatishchev, Russian ethnographer and politician (b. 1686)
- James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Dutch-English general and politician, Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull (b. 1649)
- Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (b. 1570)
- Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French soldier, historian, and author (b. 1540)
- Annibale Carracci, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1560)
- Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1514)
- René of Châlon (b. 1519)
- Lisa del Giocondo, subject of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa (b. 1479)
- Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland
- Ulrich von Jungingen, German Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (b. 1360)
- William, Duke of Austria
- Catherine of Henneberg, German ruler (b. c. 1334)
- Agnes of Durazzo, titular Latin empress consort of Constantinople (d. 1313)
- John Ball, English Lollard priest
- King Eric II of Norway (b. c. 1268)
- Rudolf I of Germany (b. 1218)
- Bonaventure, Italian bishop and saint (b. 1221)
- Vladimir the Great, Grand prince of Kievan Rus' (b. c. 958)
- Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī, Persian mathematician and astronomer (b. 940)
- Yang Guifei, consort of Xuan Zong (b. 719)