On This Day in History: July 19
July 19 is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 165 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- CT Lottery quiet as uncomfortable allegations pile up. Despite a growing number of unusual and explosive controversies exposed at the Connecticut Lottery during an investigation, the lottery is not addressing the incidents publicly.
- Corrections officer charged with forging lottery ticket worth $20,000. An Illinois correctional officer has been charged with forging a lottery ticket worth tens of thousands of dollars.
- Flashback: Winners are drawn in New York state's first lottery in 1967. The New York State Lottery is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
- California co-winners of $1.6B Powerball jackpot finally come forward. Six months after someone in California was announced a co-winner in the historic $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, the mystery buyer has finally been revealed — and it's a couple who were laying low on purpose, lottery officials said.
- $1M lottery winner admits stealing from cancer-stricken brother's business. A southeastern Massachusetts woman who won a $1 million lottery prize must pay over $100,000 after admitting she stole from her brother's business while he battled cancer.
- Fla. man wins $35M lottery jackpot with computer software. In May, a 66-year-old Florida retiree used computer software to select his Florida Lotto numbers, plunked down $2, and won a $35 million jackpot.
- Mass. state senator wants online lottery ticket sales. A push is under way today to sell Massachusetts Lottery tickets online, which backers say could boost cash-strapped state coffers by as much as $1 billion a year.
- Canadian woman who gave away lotto winnings dies. A central Nova Scotia woman known for donating nearly all of a huge lotto jackpot died last weekend.
- 'Lucky': a look at the lives of lottery winners, on HBO. Director Jeffrey Blitz's enticing new documentary, "Lucky," which airs Monday night on HBO, interviews several people who found themselves irrevocably transformed by big lottery wins.
- N.C. man wins $100,000 lottery scratch game. Dennis Mebane became the third winner of the $100,000 top prize in North Carolina's $5 "Winner Take All" scratch game.
- Ohio Lottery rides record-setting sales growth. Instant tickets continue to drive the highest sales growth in the history of the Ohio Lottery, pushing sales up $55 million, a 4.6-percent increase, in 2006.
- Retired waitress wins millions in lottery. An Ohio woman who has spent her entire adult life taking care of other people can now take care of herself, after winning $4.1 million playing Ohio's Lot 'O Play game.
- Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Maryland. Maryland Lottery officials said a winning Mega Millions ticket from Tuesday night's drawing, worth $49 million, was sold in District Heights, Maryland.
- Sports-Betting Operation Shuts Web Site. An offshore sports-betting operation targeted by U.S. prosecutors shut down its Web site Tuesday night, a day after a federal judge ordered the company to stop letting Americans place wagers.
- Analysts say online gambling law a bad idea. A policy analyst at the CATO Institute called the far-reaching leglation passed in the US House of Representatives this week "a moral crusade," and said that the legislators "have a personal opposition to gambling and they want to impose that on the rest of the country."
- Gambling industry adjusting after CEO arrest. Next week's big online gambling conference in Las Vegas may turn out to be a washout as a number of individuals invited are thinking of cancelling their trip in the wake of the indictments of senior directors at BetonSports.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $37 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $37 million Saturday.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $27 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $27 million, with a cash option of $14.5 million.
- $10,000 winner suing Tennessee lottery. How much is a lost chance at $1 million worth? That's the crucial question raised by a lawsuit filed by a Fayetteville man who claims mistakes during the state's first $1 million lottery drawing cost him a chance at the top prize.
- Lottery foul-ups rare but expensive. Lottery mistakes don't happen often, but when they do they're costly - resulting in multiple awards or increases in the prize money.
- International lottery scams promise big cash, then take yours. In case you haven't caught up with international lottery scams yet, you'd better learn how they work.
- UK Lottery sales continue to rise. National Lottery operator Camelot has continued its recent growth with a 5.7% hike in first quarter sales, it announced today.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$433 Million
Jul 20, 2018
- 2.$361 Million
Jul 20, 2016
- 3.$248 Million
Jul 21, 2017
- 4.€192 Million
Jul 20, 2019
- 5.$187 Million
Jul 19, 2017
- 6.$161 Million
Jul 21, 2021
- 7.$154 Million
Jul 19, 2019
- 8.$152 Million
Jul 21, 2015
- 9.$145 Million
Jul 19, 2005
- 10.$141 Million
Jul 20, 2013
- 11.$130 Million
Jul 21, 2018
- 12.$128 Million
Jul 20, 2021
- 13.$125 Million
Jul 22, 1998
- 13.$125 Million
Jul 22, 2008
- 15.€101 Million
Jul 20, 2012
- 16.€108 Million
Jul 19, 2019
- 17.€110.05 Million
Jul 19, 2016
- 18.€96 Million
Jul 22, 2005
- 19.$113 Million
Jul 21, 2020
- 20.$110 Million
Jul 21, 2012
- 21.$106 Million
Jul 22, 2020
- 22.$100 Million
Jul 19, 2006
- 23.€72.7 Million
Jul 20, 2017
- 24.$80 Million
Jul 22, 2015
- 25.€70.54 Million
Jul 22, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Jul 19, 1987
34 years old
Thursday, Jul 19, 1984
37 years old
Tuesday, Jul 19, 1983
38 years old
Thursday, Jul 19, 1979
42 years old
Thursday, Jul 19, 1973
48 years old
Saturday, Jul 19, 1969
52 years old
Friday, Jul 19, 1957
64 years old
Monday, Jul 19, 1954
67 years old
Saturday, Jul 19, 1952
69 years old
Saturday, Jul 19, 1941
80 years old
Thursday, Jul 19, 1928
93 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Gunmen in Egypt's western desert province of New Valley Governorate attack a military checkpoint, killing at least 21 soldiers. Egypt reportedly declares a state of emergency on its border with Sudan.
- The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army resumes a ceasefire to end their 25-year paramilitary campaign to end British rule in Northern Ireland.
- A car bomb kills Judge Paolo Borsellino and five members of his escort.
- United Airlines Flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 111.
- The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
- The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
- In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University of Beirut, is kidnapped.
- In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French President François Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing the Soviet Union had been stealing American technological research and development.
- Opening of the Summer Olympics in Moscow.
- The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
- The oil tanker SS Atlantic Empress collides with another oil tanker, causing the largest ever ship-borne oil spill.
- The world's first Global Positioning System (GPS) signal was transmitted from Navigation Technology Satellite 2 (NTS-2) and received at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at 12:41 a.m. Eastern time (ET).
- Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
- Dhofar Rebellion: British SAS units help the Omani government against Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman rebels in the Battle of Mirbat.
- Chappaquiddick incident: U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy crashes his car into a tidal pond at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.
- Vietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
- Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.
- Tunisia imposes a blockade on the French naval base at Bizerte; the French would capture the entire town four days later.
- Opening of the Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.
- Prime Minister of the shadow Burmese government, Bogyoke Aung San and eight others are assassinated.
- Korean politician Lyuh Woon-hyung is assassinated.
- World War II: Rome is heavily bombed by more than 500 Allied aircraft, inflicting thousands of casualties.
- World War II: The Second Happy Time of Hitler's submarines comes to an end, as the increasingly effective American convoy system compels them to return to the central Atlantic.
- World War II: Battle of Cape Spada: The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
- Field Marshal Ceremony: First occasion in World War II that Adolf Hitler appoints field marshals due to military achievements.
- World War II: Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.
- Spanish Civil War: The CNT and UGT call a general strike in Spain - mobilizing workers' militias against the Nationalist forces.
- World War I: Battle of Fromelles: British and Australian troops attack German trenches as part of the Battle of the Somme.
- Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France.
- The first line of the Paris Métro opens for operation.
- Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.
- Taiping Rebellion: Third Battle of Nanking: The Qing dynasty finally defeats the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.
- American Civil War: Morgan's Raid: At Buffington Island in Ohio, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's raid into the north is mostly thwarted when a large group of his men are captured while trying to escape across the Ohio River.
- Women's rights: A two-day Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York.
- Great New York City Fire of 1845: The last great fire to affect Manhattan begins early in the morning and is subdued that afternoon. The fire kills four firefighters and 26 civilians and destroys 345 buildings.
- Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull and screw propeller, becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.
- The British Medical Association is founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary.
- Coronation of George IV of the United Kingdom.
- Unsuccessful in his attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Hawaii for the Russian-American Company, Georg Anton Schäffer is forced to admit defeat and leave Kauai.
- Great Northern War: A numerically superior Polish-Saxon army of Augustus II the Strong, operating from an advantageous defensive position, is defeated by a Swedish army half its size under the command of King Charles XII in the Battle of Klissow.
- Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England.
- Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines: The Spanish Armada is sighted in the English Channel.
- the attempt to install Lady Jane Grey as Queen of England collapses after only nine days.
- The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth; in 1982 the wreck is salvaged in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology.
- Italian War of 1542-46: The first Siege of Boulogne begins.
- Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill: The English win a decisive victory over the Scots.
- Arab-Byzantine wars: Battle of Apamea: Fatimids defeat a Byzantine army near Apamea.
- Battle of Simancas: King Ramiro II of León defeats the Moorish army under Caliph Abd-al-Rahman III near the city of Simancas.
- Umayyad conquest of Hispania: Battle of Guadalete: Umayyad forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by King Roderic.
- Leontius, Roman usurper, is crowned Eastern emperor at Tarsus (modern Turkey). He is recognized in Antioch and makes it his capital.
- AD 64
- The Great Fire of Rome causes widespread devastation and rages on for six days, destroying half of the city.
Births On This Day
- Tyler Downs, American Olympic diver
- Erin Cuthbert, footballer
- Ronaldo Vieira, Bissau-Guinean footballer
- Paul Momirovski, Australian rugby league player
- Christian Welch, Australian rugby league player
- Jake Nicholson, English footballer
- Eray İşcan, Turkish footballer
- Sam McKendry, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
- Shane Dawson, American comedian and actor
- Kevin Großkreutz, German footballer
- Jakub Kovář, Czech ice hockey player
- Jon Jones, American mixed martial artist
- Marc Murphy, Australian footballer
- Leandro Greco, Italian footballer
- LaMarcus Aldridge, American basketball player
- Zhou Haibin, Chinese footballer
- Marina Kuzina, Russian basketball player
- Hadi Norouzi, Iranian footballer (d. 2015)
- Andrea Libman, Canadian voice actress
- Adam Morrison, American basketball player
- Ryan O'Byrne, Canadian ice hockey player
- Lewis Price, Welsh footballer
- Helen Skelton, English television host and actress
- Fedor Tyutin, Russian ice hockey player
- Christopher Bear, American drummer
- Phil Coke, American baseball player
- Jared Padalecki, American actor
- Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
- Nenê, Brazilian footballer
- David Bernard, Jamaican cricketer
- Mark Gasnier, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
- Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
- Grégory Vignal, French footballer
- Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
- Giorgio Mondini, Italian race car driver
- Rick Ankiel, American baseball player
- Josué Anunciado de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
- Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Luke Young, English footballer
- Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tony Mamaluke, American wrestler and manager
- Ed Smith, English cricketer and journalist
- Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor
- Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer and manager
- Luca Castellazzi, Italian footballer
- Rey Bucanero, Mexican wrestler
- Francisco Copado, German footballer and manager
- Josée Piché, Canadian ice dancer
- Vince Spadea, American tennis player
- Preston Wilson, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Martin Powell, English keyboard player and songwriter
- Scott Walker, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer and manager
- Rene Busch, Estonian tennis player and coach
- Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer and politician, Mayor of Kyiv
- Michael Modest, American wrestler
- Catriona Rowntree, Australian television host
- Lesroy Weekes, Montserratian cricketer
- Bill Chen, American poker player and software designer
- Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland
- Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer
- Robb Flynn, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Pavel Kuka, Czech footballer and manager
- Jim Norton, American comedian, actor, and author
- Yael Abecassis, Israeli model and actress
- Jean-François Mercier, Canadian comedian, screenwriter, and television host
- Evelyn Glennie, Scottish musician
- Claus-Dieter Wollitz, German footballer and manager
- Teresa Edwards, American basketball player
- Masahiko Kondō, Japanese singer-songwriter and race car driver
- Thomas Gabriel Fischer, Swiss musician
- Garth Nix, Australian author
- Anthony Edwards, American actor and director
- Harsha Bhogle, Indian journalist and author
- Maria Filatova, Russian gymnast
- Lisa Lampanelli, American comedian, actress, and author
- Benoît Mariage, Belgian director and screenwriter
- Hideo Nakata, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter
- Campbell Scott, American actor, director, and producer
- Atom Egoyan, Egyptian-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Kevin Haskins, English drummer and songwriter
- Juan J. Campanella, Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Brad Drewett, Australian tennis player and sportscaster (d. 2013)
- Robert Gibson, American wrestler
- David Robertson, American conductor
- Mark Crispin, American computer scientist, designed the IMAP (d. 2012)
- Roger Binny, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
- Dalton McGuinty, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Premier of Ontario
- Mark O'Donnell, American playwright (d. 2012)
- Steve O'Donnell, American screenwriter and producer
- Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist and historian
- Allen Collins, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1990)
- Jayne Anne Phillips American novelist and short story writer
- Abel Ferrara, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Finance
- Freddy Moore, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Adrian Noble, English director and screenwriter
- Kgalema Motlanthe, South African politician, 3rd President of South Africa
- Keith Godchaux, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 1980)
- André Forcier, Canadian director and screenwriter
- Hans-Jürgen Kreische, German footballer and manager
- Bernie Leadon, American guitarist and songwriter
- Brian May, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and astrophysicist
- Alan Gorrie, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician
- Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player and politician
- Paule Baillargeon, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter
- Tim McIntire, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
- Andres Vooremaa, Estonian chess player
- Han Sai Por, Singaporean sculptor and academic
- Carla Mazzuca Poggiolini, Italian journalist and politician
- Vikki Carr, American singer and actress
- Neelie Kroes, Dutch politician and diplomat, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
- Richard Jordan, American actor (d. 1993)
- Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist and astronomer
- Tom Raworth, English poet and academic (d. 2017)
- George Hamilton IV, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
- David Colquhoun, English pharmacologist and academic
- Nick Koback, American baseball player and golfer (d. 2015)
- Francisco de Sá Carneiro, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 111th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
- Buster Benton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
- Jan Lindblad, Swedish biologist and photographer (d. 1987)
- Gaston Glock, Austrian engineer and businessman, co-founded Glock Ges.m.b.H.
- Orville Turnquest, Bahamian politician
- Samuel John Hazo, American author
- Choi Yun-chil, South Korean long-distance runner and a two-time national champion in the marathon (d. 2020)
- Helen Gallagher, American actress, singer, and dancer
- Sue Thompson, American singer
- Stanley K. Hathaway, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 40th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2005)
- Pat Hingle, American actor and producer (d. 2009)
- Arthur Rankin Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Theo Barker, English historian (d. 2001)
- Alex Hannum, American basketball player and coach (d. 2002)
- Joseph Hansen, American author and poet (d. 2004)
- William A. Rusher, American lawyer and journalist (d. 2011)
- Lon Simmons, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- George McGovern, American lieutenant, historian, and politician (d. 2012)
- Rachel Robinson, American professor, registered nurse, and the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson
- Harold Camping, American evangelist, author, radio host (d. 2013)
- André Moynet, French soldier, race car driver, and politician (d. 1993)
- Elizabeth Spencer, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 2019)
- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
- Robert Mann, American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2018)
- Richard Oriani, Salvadoran-American metallurgist and engineer (d. 2015)
- Patricia Medina, English-American actress (d. 2012)
- Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet and author (d. 2005)
- Ron Searle, English-Canadian soldier, publisher, and politician, 4th Mayor of Mississauga (d. 2015)
- William Scranton, American captain and politician, 13th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2013)
- Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)
- Åke Hellman, Finnish painter (d. 2017)
- Marius Russo, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- Kay Linaker, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Peter Leo Gerety, American prelate (d. 2016)
- Balamani Amma, Indian poet and author (d. 2004)
- Daniel Fry, American contactee (d. 1992)
- Isabel Jewell, American actress (d. 1972)
- Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, American lawyer and farmer (d. 1985)
- Samudrala Raghavacharya, Indian singer, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)
- Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay, Indian physician, author, poet, and playwright (d. 1979)
- Herbert Marcuse, German-American sociologist and philosopher (d. 1979)
- Reginald Baker, English film producer (d. 1985)
- A. J. Cronin, Scottish physician and novelist (d. 1981)
- Bob Meusel, American baseball player and sailor (d. 1977)
- Xu Beihong, Chinese painter and academic (d. 1953)
- Aleksandr Khinchin, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1959)
- Khawaja Nazimuddin, Bangladeshi-Pakistani politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1965)
- Percy Spencer, American physicist and inventor of the microwave oven (d. 1969)
- Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian actor, playwright, and poet (d. 1930)
- Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1957)
- George II of Greece (d. 1947)
- Enno Lolling, German physician (d. 1945)
- Michael Fekete, Hungarian-Israeli mathematician and academic (d. 1957)
- Max Fleischer, Austrian-American animator and producer (d. 1972)
- Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist and philosopher (d. 1963)
- Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (d. 1949)
- Joseph Fielding Smith, American religious leader, 10th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1972)
- Alice Dunbar Nelson, American poet and activist (d. 1935)
- Xenophon Stratigos, Greek general and politician, Greek Minister of Transport (d. 1927)
- Florence Foster Jenkins, American soprano and educator (d. 1944)
- Georges Friedel, French mineralogist and crystallographer (d. 1933)
- Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon, founded the Mayo Clinic (d. 1939)
- Fiammetta Wilson, English astronomer (d. 1920)
- Lizzie Borden, American woman, tried and acquitted for the murders of her parents in 1892 (d. 1927)
- Ferdinand Brunetière, French scholar and critic (d. 1906)
- Edward Charles Pickering, American astronomer and physicist (d. 1919)
- Frederic T. Greenhalge, English-American lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
- Justo Rufino Barrios, Guatemalan president (d. 1885)
- Edgar Degas, French painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1917)
- Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (d. 1857)
- Princess Augusta of Cambridge (d. 1916)
- Gottfried Keller, Swiss author, poet, and playwright (d. 1890)
- Samuel Colt, American businessman, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company (d. 1862)
- Juan José Flores, Venezuelan general and politician, 1st President of Ecuador (d. 1864)
- José Justo Corro, Mexican politician and president (d. 1864)
- John Martin, English painter, engraver, and illustrator (d. 1854)
- Thomas Talbot, Irish-Canadian colonel and politician (d. 1853)
- Marianna Auenbrugger, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1782)
- Seraphim of Sarov, Russian monk and saint (d. 1833)
- Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and poet (d. 1806)
- Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary and painter (d. 1766)
- Richard Leveridge, English singer-songwriter (d. 1758)
- Conrad Vorstius, Dutch theologian (d. 1622)
- William VIII, Marquess of Montferrat (d. 1483)
- Baibars, sultan of Egypt (d. 1277)
- Muhammad al-Bukhari, Persian scholar (d. 870)
Deaths On This Day
- Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, director, and producer (b. 1944)
- Jon Schnepp, American producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer, cartoonist, animator, and cinematographer (b. 1967)
- Denis Ten, Kazakhstani figure skater (b. 1993)
- Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1934)
- Van Alexander, American composer and conductor (b. 1915)
- Galina Prozumenshchikova, Ukrainian-Russian swimmer and journalist (b. 1948)
- Carmino Ravosa, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1930)
- Gennadiy Seleznyov, Russian journalist and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Duma (b. 1947)
- Rubem Alves, Brazilian theologian (b. 1933)
- David Easton, Canadian-American political scientist and academic (b. 1917)
- Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician and author (b. 1933)
- James Garner, American actor (b. 1928)
- Jerzy Jurka, Polish biologist (b. 1950)
- Ray King, English footballer and manager (b. 1924)
- Ingemar Odlander, Swedish journalist (b. 1936)
- Harry Pougher, English cricketer (b. 1941)
- Leen Vleggeert, Dutch politician (b. 1931)
- John Winkin, American baseball player, coach, and journalist (b. 1919)
- Mikhail Gorsheniov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1973)
- Geeto Mongol, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1931)
- Mel Smith, English actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1952)
- Bert Trautmann, German footballer and manager (b. 1923)
- Phil Woosnam, Welsh-American soccer player and manager (b. 1932)
- Peter Ziegler, Swiss geologist and academic (b. 1928)
- Leyla Erbil, Turkish author (b. 1931)
- Humayun Ahmed, Bangladeshi director and playwright (b. 1948)
- Tom Davis, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1952)
- Mohammad Hassan Ganji, Iranian meteorologist and academic (b. 1912)
- Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and politician, 16th Vice President of Egypt (b. 1935)
- Sylvia Woods, American businesswoman, co-founded Sylvia's Restaurant of Harlem (b. 1926)
- Valiulla Yakupov, Islamic cleric (b. 1963)
- Cécile Aubry, French actress, author, television screenwriter and director (b. 1928)
- Jon Cleary, Australian author and playwright (b. 1917)
- Frank McCourt, American author and educator (b. 1930)
- Henry Surtees, English race car driver (b. 1991)
- Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedian and actress (b. 1907)
- A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1945)
- Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentinian cartoonist (b. 1944)
- Jack Warden, American actor (b. 1920)
- Edward Bunker, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- Sylvia Daoust, Canadian sculptor (b. 1902)
- J. Gordon Edwards, American entomologist, mountaineer, and DDT advocate (b. 1919)
- Francis A. Marzen, American priest and journalist (b. 1924)
- Zenkō Suzuki, Japanese politician, 70th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1911)
- Bill Bright, American evangelist and author, founded the Campus Crusade for Christ (b. 1921)
- Pierre Graber, Swiss politician, President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1908)
- Dave Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
- Alan Lomax, American historian, scholar, and activist (b. 1915)
- Elmer Valo, Polish-American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1921)
- Victor Barbeau, Canadian author and academic (b. 1896)
- Paolo Borsellino, Italian lawyer and judge (b. 1940)
- Eddie Quillan, American actor (b. 1907)
- Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish businessman and politician, President of the Republic of Poland (b. 1913)
- Janusz Zajdel, Polish author (b. 1938)
- Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
- Aziz Sami, Iraqi writer and translator (b. 1895)
- Hugh Everett III, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1930)
- Roger Doucet, Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
- Margaret Craven, American journalist and author (b. 1901)
- Nihat Erim, Turkish jurist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1912)
- Hans Morgenthau, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1904)
- Karl Ristikivi, Estonian geographer, author, and poet (b. 1912)
- Lefty Frizzell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)
- Ernő Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player and coach (b. 1904)
- Stratis Myrivilis, Greek soldier and author (b. 1890)
- Odell Shepard, American poet and politician, 66th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (b. 1884)
- Syngman Rhee, South Korean journalist and politician, 1st President of South Korea (b. 1875)
- William Andrew, English priest (b. 1884)
- U Razak, Burmese educator and politician (b. 1898)
- Aung San, Burmese general and politician (b. 1915)
- Lyuh Woon-hyung, South Korean politician (b. 1886)
- Yekaterina Budanova, Russian captain and pilot (b. 1916)
- Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet and author (b. 1850)
- Kaarle Krohn, Finnish historian and academic (b. 1863)
- Robert Stout, Scottish-New Zealand politician, 13th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1844)
- John Indermaur, British lawyer (b. 1851)
- Clímaco Calderón, Colombian lawyer and politician, 15th President of Colombia (b. 1852)
- Abraham H. Cannon, American publisher and religious leader (b. 1859)
- Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1847)
- Stefano Franscini, Swiss statistician and politician (b. 1796)
- Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet and translator (b. 1787)
- Margaret Fuller, American journalist and critic (b. 1810)
- Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist and chemist (b. 1785)
- Agustín de Iturbide, Mexican general and emperor (b. 1783)
- Matthew Flinders, English navigator and cartographer (b. 1774)
- Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Prussian queen (b. 1776)
- William Somervile, English poet and author (b. 1675)
- Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1550)
- Mary Boleyn, English daughter of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (b. 1499)
- Philippa of Lancaster, Portuguese queen (b. 1360)
- Petrarch, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1304)
- John Campbell, Scottish nobleman
- Alexander Bruce, Scottish nobleman
- Sir Archibald Douglas, Scottish nobleman
- Maol Choluim II, Scottish nobleman
- Kenneth de Moravia, 4th Earl of Sutherland
- Jacopo Tiepolo, doge of Venice
- Floris IV, Dutch nobleman (b. 1210)
- Adalberon, French bishop
- Damian Dalassenos, Byzantine general (b. 940)
- Kyunyeo, Korean monk and poet (b. 917)
- Li Shigu, Chinese general (b. 778)
- Symmachus, pope of the Catholic Church