On This Day in History: July 18
July 18 is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 166 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- $422 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot is red hot. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its Summer climb Tuesday night, and is now at the point where jackpot rolls are sharply increased.
- N.Y. man's lottery fortune hurts home town state aid. Good fortune smiled on Richard Loveless in 2015, when the retired electrician won a $42.5 million lottery prize, but those winnings are bringing headaches to the Port Byron School District.
- Would you quit your job if you won the lottery?. Rich enough to quit, but would you? Most people would keep working, even if those lottery balls lined up in their favor, says a Harris Poll survey released today.
- Record EuroMillions winners in hiding after begging avalanche. The Scottish couple who won £161 million in the EuroMillions lottery were in hiding yesterday — apparently meeting with their family to decide what to do with their astonishing windfall after receiving an avalanche of begging requests for money.
- Georgia Lottery sets sales record with $3.4 billion sales. The Georgia lottery took in a record $3.4 billion dollars during the last fiscal year -- a $244 million jump from the previous year.
- Wisconsin man claims $14.4M lottery jackpot. The winner of a $14.4 million Wisconsin Megabucks jackpot claimed his prize at lottery headquarters Tuesday.
- Lottery Winner's Lucky Day Turns into One Heck of a Mess. The lure of quick cash from someone else's winning lottery ticket now has three women facing some serious charges, after their alleged plan proved to be very unlucky.
- Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $100 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $100 million, with a cash option of $45.3 million.
- Calif. lotto winner remains hidden. Somewhere in California, a man named Richard Furness Roberts is quietly sitting on $110 million.
- Arizona Lottery winner shows what not to do with $6.7M. When Shefik Tallmadge was 29, he became the biggest winner in the Arizona lottery "Pick" game at the time, but that may be the last good thing that happened to him.
- Maryland Lottery sales top $1.5 billion for first time. Maryland Lottery sales topped $1.5 billion for the first time in the fiscal year that ended in June, a jump of more than 5 percent from the year before, lottery director Buddy Roogow said yesterday.
- In 25 years, Arizona Lottery raised $5.5B. Twenty-five years after it started, the Arizona Lottery has contributed more than $1.8 billion to state and local projects and programs, far surpassing the annual revenue hopes of the original group of businessmen who started it.
- Okla. Lottery has generated $65 million for schools. An Oklahoma Lottery official says that more than $65 million dollars has been generated for education since the lottery began in October.
- Tenn. lottery sales up 18 percent since last year. The Tennessee Lottery saw an 18 percent increase in sales for its fiscal year ending in June, propelled upward in part by 36 new scratch-off games and two Powerball jackpots topping $300 million, according to lottery president and chief executive officer Rebecca Paul.
- Arizona Ballot Could Become Lottery Ticket. To anyone who ever said, "I wouldn't vote for that bum for a million bucks," Arizona may be calling your bluff.
- Dallas arrest sparks fears of internet gambling crackdown. The internet gambling industry was in disarray last night after the Scottish chief executive of BetOnSports, the Costa Rica-based operator, was arrested by the US federal authorities at Dallas Fort Worth airport.
- Arrest Made in Crackdown on Internet Betting. In a sharp escalation of their crackdown on Internet gambling, United States prosecutors said yesterday that they were pressing charges against the chief executive of BetOnSports, a prominent Internet gambling company that is publicly traded in Britain, and against several other current and former company officers.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$433 Million
Jul 20, 2018
- 2.$361 Million
Jul 20, 2016
- 3.$232 Million
Jul 18, 2017
- 4.€190.37 Million
Jul 18, 2019
- 5.$187 Million
Jul 19, 2017
- 6.$154 Million
Jul 19, 2019
- 7.$152 Million
Jul 21, 2015
- 8.$145 Million
Jul 19, 2005
- 9.$141 Million
Jul 20, 2013
- 10.€101 Million
Jul 20, 2012
- 11.€108 Million
Jul 19, 2019
- 12.€110.05 Million
Jul 19, 2016
- 13.€96 Million
Jul 22, 2005
- 14.$110 Million
Jul 18, 2018
- 15.$105 Million
Jul 18, 2008
- 16.$100 Million
Jul 19, 2006
- 16.$100 Million
Jul 18, 2012
- 18.$95 Million
Jul 18, 1998
- 19.€71.77 Million
Jul 18, 2017
- 20.€70.54 Million
Jul 22, 2016
- 21.$76 Million
Jul 20, 2011
- 22.$70 Million
Jul 18, 2015
- 23.$63 Million
Jul 20, 2019
- 24.$61 Million
Jul 18, 2009
- 25.$60 Million
Jul 18, 2007
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jul 18, 1986
33 years old
Tuesday, Jul 18, 1978
41 years old
Tuesday, Jul 18, 1972
47 years old
Monday, Jul 18, 1966
53 years old
Sunday, Jul 18, 1965
54 years old
Wednesday, Jul 18, 1956
63 years old
Friday, Jul 18, 1952
67 years old
Sunday, Jul 18, 1948
71 years old
Thursday, Jul 18, 1946
73 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Government of Detroit, with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
- At least seven people are killed and 32 others are injured after a bomb explodes on an Israeli tour bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria.
- Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec's costliest natural disasters ever.
- Battle of Mullaitivu: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army's base, killing over 1200 soldiers.
- On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Soufrière Hills volcano erupts. Over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital, forcing most of the population to flee.
- The bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentine Jewish Community Center) in Buenos Aires kills 85 people (mostly Jewish) and injures 300.
- Rwandan genocide: The Rwandan Patriotic Front takes control of Gisenyi and north western Rwanda, forcing the interim government into Zaire and ending the genocide.
- A picture of Les Horribles Cernettes was taken, which became the first ever photo posted to the World Wide Web.
- McDonald's massacre in San Ysidro, California: In a fast-food restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being shot dead by police.
- Two hundred sixty-eight Guatemalan campesinos ("peasants" or "country people") are slain in the Plan de Sánchez massacre.
- Nadia Comăneci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
- U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy crashes his car into a tidal basin at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing his passenger, Boiler Room Girl Mary Jo Kopechne.
- Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.
- Human spaceflight: Gemini 10 is launched from Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission that includes docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.
- A racially charged incident in a bar sparks the six-day Hough riots in Cleveland, Ohio; 1,700 Ohio National Guard troops intervene to restore order.
- World War II: Hideki Tōjō resigns as Prime Minister of Japan because of numerous setbacks in the war effort.
- World War II: During the Beisfjord massacre in Norway, 15 Norwegian paramilitary guards help members of the SS to kill 288 political prisoners from Yugoslavia.
- The Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 using its jet engines for the first time.
- Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf.
- The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
- The Ballot Act 1872 in the United Kingdom introduced the requirement that parliamentary and local government elections be held by secret ballot.
- The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility.
- American Civil War: Second Battle of Fort Wagner: One of the first formal African American military units, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, supported by several white regiments, attempts an unsuccessful assault on Confederate-held Battery Wagner.
- First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
- Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
- Coronation of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil.
- The Treaties of Orebro end both the Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Swedish Wars.
- A gunpowder magazine explosion in Birgu, Malta, kills around 200 people.
- The College of Arms is reincorporated by Royal charter signed by Queen Mary I of England and King Philip II of Spain.
- Tokhtamysh-Timur war: Battle of the Kondurcha River: Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde in present-day southeast Russia.
- France and England agree to the Truce of Leulinghem, inaugurating a 13-year peace, the longest period of sustained peace during the Hundred Years' War.
- The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.
- King Edward I of England issues the Edict of Expulsion, banishing all Jews (numbering about 16,000) from England; this was Tisha B'Av on the Hebrew calendar, a day that commemorates many Jewish calamities.
- Battle of Alarcos: Almohad forces defeat the Castilian army of Alfonso VIII and force its retreat to Toledo.
- Chinese forces under general Li Shiji besiege the strategic fortress city of Anshi (Liaoning) during the Goguryeo-Tang War.
- Sack of Aquileia: After an earlier defeat on the Catalaunian Plains, Attila lays siege to the metropolis of Aquileia and eventually destroys it.
- Roman-Persian Wars: Emperor Julian arrives at Antioch with a Roman expeditionary force (60,000 men) and stays there for nine months to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire.
- 390 BC
- Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia: A Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.
- 477 BC
- Battle of the Cremera as part of the Roman-Etruscan Wars. Veii ambushes and defeats the Roman army.
Births On This Day
- Nilo Soares, East Timorese footballer
- Nabil Fekir, French footballer
- Lee Tae-min, South Korean singer and actor
- Michael Lichaa, Australian rugby league player
- Jamie Benn, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sebastian Mielitz, German footballer
- Yohan Mollo, French footballer
- Änis Ben-Hatira, German-Tunisian footballer
- César Villaluz, Mexican footballer
- Tontowi Ahmad, Indonesian badminton player
- Natalia Mikhailova, Russian ice dancer
- Chace Crawford, American actor
- Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
- James Norton, English actor
- Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
- Aaron Gillespie, American singer-songwriter and drummer
- Mikk Pahapill, Estonian decathlete
- Jan Schlaudraff, German footballer
- Ryan Cabrera, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress, singer, and film producer
- Carlo Costly, Honduran footballer
- Dominika Luzarová, Czech tennis player
- Dennis Seidenberg, German ice hockey player
- Kristen Bell, American actress
- Deion Branch, American football player
- Joey Mercury, American wrestler and producer
- Adabel Guerrero, Argentinian actress, singer, and dancer
- Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player and sportscaster
- Crystal Mangum, American murderer responsible for making false rape allegations in the Duke lacrosse case
- Joo Sang-wook, South Korean actor
- Ben Sheets, American baseball player and coach
- Mélissa Theuriau, French journalist
- Alexander Morozevich, Russian chess player and author
- Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
- Go Soo-hee, South Korean actress
- Torii Hunter, American baseball player
- Daron Malakian, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- M.I.A., English rapper and producer
- Alan Morrison, British poet
- Penny Hardaway, American basketball player and coach
- Sukhwinder Singh, Indian singer-songwriter and actor
- Elizabeth Gilbert, American author
- The Great Sasuke, Japanese wrestler and politician
- Grant Bowler, New Zealand-Australian actor
- Scott Gourley, Australian rugby player
- Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Dan O'Brien, American decathlete and coach
- Vesselina Kasarova, Bulgarian soprano
- Wendy Williams, American talk show host
- Marc Girardelli, Austrian-Luxembourgian skier
- Martín Torrijos, Panamanian economist and politician, 35th President of Panama
- Shaun Micallef, Australian comedian, producer, and screenwriter
- Elizabeth McGovern, American actress
- Alan Pardew, English footballer and manager
- Pasi Rautiainen, Finnish footballer, coach, and manager
- Simon Heffer, English journalist and author
- Nick Faldo, English golfer and sportscaster
- Keith Levene, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
- Ricky Skaggs, American singer-songwriter, mandolin player, and producer
- Elio Di Rupo, Belgian chemist, academic, and politician, 68th Prime Minister of Belgium
- Margo Martindale, American actress
- Richard Branson, English businessman, founded Virgin Group
- Jack Dongarra, American computer scientist and academic
- Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
- Glenn Hughes, American disco singer (Village People) and actor (d. 2001)
- Jack Layton, Canadian political scientist, academic, and politician (d. 2011)
- Mark Udall, American educator and politician
- Dennis Lillee, Australian cricketer and coach
- Carlos Colón Sr., Puerto Rican-American wrestler and promoter
- Jeanne Córdova, American journalist and activist (d. 2016)
- Graham Spanier, 16th President of Pennsylvania State University
- Hartmut Michel, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Steve Forbes, American publisher and politician
- Kalpana Mohan, Indian actress
- John Naughton, Scottish-Irish journalist, author, and academic
- Pat Doherty, Irish republican politician
- David Hemery, English hurdler and author
- Joseph J. Ellis, American historian and author
- Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (d. 2006)
- Adolf Ogi, Swiss politician, 84th President of the Swiss Confederation
- Frank Farian, German songwriter and producer
- Lonnie Mack, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- Martha Reeves, American singer and politician
- James Brolin, American actor
- Joe Torre, American baseball player and manager
- Brian Auger, English rock and jazz keyboard player
- Dion DiMucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jerry Moore, American football player and coach
- John Connelly, English footballer (d. 2012)
- Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboard player and manager (d. 1985)
- Paul Verhoeven, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter
- Roald Hoffmann, Polish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
- Tenley Albright, American figure skater and physician
- Jayendra Saraswathi, Indian guru, 69th Shankaracharya
- Edward Bond, English director, playwright, and screenwriter
- Darlene Conley, American actress (d. 2007)
- Jean Yanne, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet and playwright (d. 2017)
- Robert Ellis Miller, American director and screenwriter
- Dick Button, American figure skater and actor
- Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 2000)
- Andrea Gallo, Italian priest and author (d. 2013)
- Baddiewinkle, American internet personality
- Mehdi Hassan, Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer (d. 2012)
- Kurt Masur, German conductor and educator (d. 2015)
- Antonio García-Trevijano, Spanish republican, political activist, and author (d. 2018)
- Keith MacDonald, Canadian politician
- Anthony Mirra, American gangster, member of the Bonanno Crime Family (d. 1982)
- Margaret Laurence, Canadian author and academic (d. 1987)
- Nita Bieber, American actress
- Bernard Pons, French politician and medical doctor
- Maunu Kurkvaara, Finnish film director and screenwriter
- Shirley Strickland, Australian runner and hurdler (d. 2004)
- Friedrich Zimmermann, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of the Interior (d. 2012)
- Raymond Jones, Australian Modernist architect
- Windy McCall, American baseball relief pitcher (d. 2015)
- Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (d. 2011)
- Tullio Altamura, Italian actor
- Jerome H. Lemelson, American engineer and businessman (d. 1997)
- Michael Medwin, English actor
- Thomas Kuhn, American physicist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1996)
- Peter Austin, English brewer, founded Ringwood Brewery (d. 2014)
- Aaron T. Beck, American psychiatrist and academic
- John Glenn, American colonel, astronaut, and politician (d. 2016)
- Richard Leacock, English-French director and producer (d. 2011)
- Heinz Bennent, German actor (d. 2011)
- Eric Brandon, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1982)
- Lilia Dale, Italian actress
- Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Henri Salvador, French singer and guitarist (d. 2008)
- Paul Streeten, Austrian-born British economics professor
- Charles Kittel, American physicist
- Carequinha, Brazilian clown and actor (d. 2006)
- Roxana Cannon Arsht, American judge (d. 2003)
- Louis Le Bailly, British Royal Navy officer (d. 2010)
- Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
- Oscar Heisserer, French footballer (d. 2004)
- Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
- Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
- Diptendu Pramanick, Indian businessman (d. 1989)
- Mamadou Dia, Senegalese politician; 1st Prime Minister of Senegal (d. 2009)
- Bishnu Dey, Indian poet, critic, and academic (d. 1982)
- Andrei Gromyko, Belarusian-Russian economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1989)
- Mohammed Daoud Khan, Afghan commander and politician, 1st President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
- Harriet Nelson, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
- Peace Pilgrim, American mystic and activist (d. 1981)
- Lupe Vélez, Mexican-American actress and dancer (d. 1944)
- Beatrice Aitchison, American mathematician, statistician, and transportation economist (d. 1997)
- S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American academic and politician (d. 1992)
- Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1963)
- Robert Elton Brooker, American business executive (d. 2000)
- Jessamyn West, American author (d. 1984)
- Chill Wills, American actor (d. 1978)
- Nathalie Sarraute, French lawyer and author (d. 1999)
- Ernst Scheller, German soldier and politician, 8th Mayor of Marburg (d. 1942)
- John Stuart, Scottish-English actor (d. 1979)
- Ernest Eldridge, English race car driver and engineer (d. 1935)
- Olga Spessivtseva, Russian-American ballerina (d. 1991)
- Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (d. 1954)
- David Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, soldier and courtier (d. 1968)
- Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian footballer (d. 1969)
- Frank Forde, Australian educator and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
- Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan (d. 1977)
- Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian military officer and politician, Minister President of Norway (d. 1945)
- Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., American general (d. 1945)
- Alberto di Jorio, Italian cardinal (d. 1979)
- Larry McLean, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1921)
- Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (d.1958)
- Sada Yacco, Japanese actress and dancer (d. 1946)
- Margaret Brown, American philanthropist and activist (d. 1932)
- Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1937)
- Kadambini Ganguly, Indian physician, one of the first Indian women to obtain a degree (d. 1923)
- Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
- W. G. Grace, English cricketer and physician (d. 1915)
- Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
- Virgil Earp, American marshal (d. 1905)
- Vasil Levski, Bulgarian priest and activist (d. 1873)
- Pauline Viardot, French soprano and composer (d. 1910)
- Louis Gerhard De Geer, Swedish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1896)
- William Makepeace Thackeray, English author and poet (d. 1863)
- Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher and academic (d. 1879)
- Frederick Adolf, duke of Östergötland (d. 1803)
- Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Electress of Saxony (d. 1780)
- Gilbert White, English ornithologist and ecologist (d. 1793)
- Saverio Bettinelli, Italian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1808)
- Maria Clementina Sobieska, Polish noble (d. 1735)
- Giovanni Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1747)
- Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
- Johannes Camphuys, Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1695)
- Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1612)
- Zacharius Ursinus, German theologian (d. 1583)
- Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss pastor and reformer (d. 1575)
- Isabella of Austria, queen of Denmark (d. 1526)
- John V, duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1507)
- Hermann of Reichenau, German music theorist (d. 1054)
Deaths On This Day
- Jonathan Gold, American food critic (b. 1960)
- Adrian Cronauer, American Radio personality
- Alex Rocco, American actor (b. 1936)
- Andreas Biermann, German footballer (b. 1980)
- João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Brazilian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1941)
- Dietmar Schönherr, Austrian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Vaali, Indian poet, songwriter, and actor (b. 1931)
- Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and academic (b. 1953)
- Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, Lithuanian-Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1910)
- Jean François-Poncet, French politician and diplomat, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)
- Dawoud Rajiha, Syrian general and politician, Syrian Minister of Defense (b. 1947)
- Assef Shawkat, Syrian general and politician (b. 1950)
- Hasan Turkmani, Syrian general and politician, Syrian Minister of Defense (b. 1935)
- Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor (b. 1942)
- Henry Allingham, English soldier (b. 1896)
- Jill Balcon, English actress (b. 1925)
- Jerry Hadley, American tenor (b. 1952)
- Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
- Amy Gillett, Australian cyclist and rower (b. 1976)
- William Westmoreland, American general (b. 1914)
- André Castelot, Belgian-French historian and author (b. 1911)
- Émile Peynaud, French wine maker (b. 1912)
- Metin Toker, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1924)
- Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)
- Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1896)
- Yun Posun, South Korean politician, 2nd President of South Korea (b. 1897)
- Donnie Moore, American baseball player (b. 1954)
- Nico, German singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and actress (b. 1938)
- Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor (b. 1924)
- Gilberto Freyre, Brazilian sociologist, anthropologist, historian, writer, painter, journalist and congressman (b. 1907)
- Lally Bowers, English actress (b. 1914)
- Grigori Kromanov, Estonian director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and theorist (b. 1896)
- Vaughn Bodē, American illustrator (b. 1941)
- Jack Hawkins, English actor (b. 1910)
- Mary Jo Kopechne, American educator and secretary (b. 1940)
- Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- Bobby Fuller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
- Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (b. 1895)
- Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect and historian (b. 1862)
- Carl Clinton Van Doren, American critic and biographer (b. 1885)
- Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer and educator (b. 1870)
- Francisco Javier Arana, Guatemalan Army colonel and briefly Guatemalan head of state (b.1905)
- Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian, academic, and politician (b. 1877)
- Evald Tipner, Estonian footballer and ice hockey player (b. 1906)
- Thomas Sturge Moore, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1870)
- Marie of Romania (b. 1875)
- Julian Bell, English poet and academic (b. 1908)
- Jean Jules Jusserand, French author and diplomat, French Ambassador to the United States (b. 1855)
- Louis-Nazaire Bégin, Canadian cardinal (b. 1840)
- Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author (b. 1835)
- Horatio Alger, American novelist and journalist (b. 1832)
- Thomas Cook, English travel agent, founded the Thomas Cook Group (b. 1808)
- Lydia Becker, English journalist, author, and activist, co-founded the Women's Suffrage Journal (b. 1827)
- Dorothea Dix, American social reformer and activist (b. 1802)
- Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist and academic (b. 1829)
- Benito Juárez, Mexican lawyer and politician, 26th President of Mexico (b. 1806)
- Robert Gould Shaw, American colonel (b. 1837)
- Vincenzo Borg, Maltese merchant and rebel leader (b. 1777)
- Jane Austen, English novelist (b. 1775)
- John Paul Jones, Scottish-American admiral and diplomat (b. 1747)
- Pieter Langendijk, Dutch poet and playwright (b. 1683)
- François de Neufville, duc de Villeroy, French general (b. 1644)
- Jean-Antoine Watteau, French painter (b. 1684)
- Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian and author (b. 1633)
- Johannes Camphuys, Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1634)
- Bernard of Saxe-Weimar, German general (b. 1604)
- Caravaggio, Italian painter (b. 1571)
- Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1546)
- Jacobus Gallus, Slovenian composer (b. 1550)
- Bartolomé de las Casas, Spanish bishop and historian (b. 1484)
- Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
- Francis I, Duke of Brittany (b. 1414)
- Gerard Segarelli, Italian religious leader, founded the Apostolic Brethren (b. 1240)
- Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury
- John de Braose, Marcher Lord of Bramber and Gower
- Guy of Lusignan, king consort of Jerusalem (b. c. 1150)
- Stefan, first Archbishop of Uppsala (b. before 1143)
- Godfrey of Bouillon, Frankish knight (b. 1016)
- Dietrich I, bishop of Metz
- Stephen II, patriarch of Constantinople
- Abu'l-Hasan Ali ibn al-Furat, Abbasid vizier (b. 855)
- Zhu Wen, Chinese emperor (b. 852)
- Muhammad bin Qasim, Umayyad general (b. 695)
- Emperor Monmu of Japan (b. 683)