On This Day in History: July 2
July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 182 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Wisconsin lottery winner might miss out on $5.9 million. The clock is ticking for a Wisconsin lottery winner to claim a $5.9 million lottery jackpot.
- Maine loses Powerball, Mega Millions during state closure. The Maine State Lottery office is closed, and four draw games — Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Lucky for Life — won't be available until the shutdown ends.
- 9/11 hero wins $5 million NY Lottery prize. A New York City firefighter forced to retire due to Ground Zero ailments won $5 million jackpot with a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket.
- Minnesota Lottery to change policy after 6 major unclaimed prizes this year. Officials with the Minnesota State Lottery said Wednesday they are changing their policy on information for winning lottery tickets after as many as six major prizes this year have gone unclaimed.
- $12 million Texas lottery jackpot unclaimed. Somebody lost millions of dollars Monday evening that they probably never knew was theirs.
- Lottery legend Joan Ginther known as bigtime ticket buyer. People confirm what statistics suggest: Lottery legend Joan Ginther bought thousands of high-priced scratch-off tickets on her way to winning millions of dollars four times.
- How lottery legend Joan Ginther used odds, Uncle Sam to win millions. Basic gambling principles go a long way toward explaining why Joan Ginther bet enormous sums on high-priced scratch-off games.
- Lottery's 'luckiest woman' bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs. Joan Ginther's 28 instant prizes, and another two dozen claimed by friends, suggest they bought tens of thousands of high-priced tickets.
- Maryland Lottery's 40th anniversary exhibit has couple recounting fond memories. A couple who participated in the Maryland Lottery's Millionaire Party in 1973 relived their memorable moment recently when they visited the Lottery's 40th Anniversary exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
- Moldy Sandy-damaged NJ Lottery tickets leads to workers' comp claims. Two New Jersey Lottery employees allegedly sickened by moldy Superstorm Sandy-damaged scratch-off tickets are looking to be compensated for some unlucky circumstances.
- Wyoming Gov. announces 9-member lottery board. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Monday announced the nine newly appointed members of the board of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation, who will hold an organizational meeting in Casper next week.
- Bid to privatize Pa. Lottery's management extended by a week. The British firm that is seeking to take over management of the Pennsylvania Lottery's management for the next 20 to 30 years has agreed to extend its bid's expiration date by a week.
- Minnesota Lottery suspended during government shutdown. The budget impasse in the Minnesota state capital is having a widespread effect across the state -- including at the state lottery.
- Lottery winners get their checks, keep working at plant. Most of a group of auto workers at a Chrysler plant that makes Jeep Grand Cherokees who shared a $96.9 million Powerball jackpot plan to keep working.
- N.J. Lottery goes from zero to highest tax rate in the USA. In a move sure to infuriate lottery players who have loyally played its games since 1975, the state of New Jersey has instituted a retroactive state tax on lottery winners that could see some people paying up to 11% of their prize to the state.
- Arkansas Lottery Commission votes to join Powerball. The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to join the multi-state Powerball games, tickets for which may go on sale in the state as soon as this year, the state's lottery director said.
- $106 Million: Biggest California Lottery jackpot in 4 years. California lottery players woke up Sunday morning to find a SuperLotto Plus jackpot that hasn't been so big since August 24, 2002 -- the kind of jackpot that will have people standing in long lines at the local convenience store.
- N.J. Lottery players question logic of shutdown. Gov. Jon S. Corzine's decision to shut down state services created confusion for lottery players and those who sell New Jersey lottery tickets.
- N.J. Lottery shut down over Gov.'s tax raise plan. Without a state budget in place and the prospects for one unclear, Gov. Jon S. Corzine began an unprecedented shutdown of New Jersey government Saturday.
- Texas Lottery chief may lose job over jackpot snafu. The Texas Lottery Commission's executive director may lose his job and six other employees may be reassigned following revelations that the agency inflated jackpot estimates, according to a posted agenda.
- Lottery fever hits mega heights. Paul Singh had customers lined up at the door at 4 a.m. when he opened his convenience store Thursday on South Main Street in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
- For a shot at $290M, you bet they're irrational. With 400,000 Mega Millions tickets selling per hour in New York alone, the ticket-buying frenzy is in full swing.
- Police Chip In To Win Lottery. Ten officers are chipping in $100 each to buy a total of 1,000 tickets for Friday's Mega Millions lottery drawing.
- $290 million jackpot stirs mega-dreams. Merchants expect last-minute rush for lottery tickets, as the Mega Millions jackpot is expected to top $290 million by the time the six numbers are drawn in Times Square at 11 p.m.
- Players use computer for chance at record Mega Millions jackpot. According to Ohio Lottery Commission data, the majority of players let the computer pick their numbers for jackpots.
- Virginia Mega Millions Madness. Customers are flocking to the Red Apple Country Store in Stephens City, Virginia, hoping to be stroked with the same luck as Frederick County resident J.R. Triplett, who purchased the winning ticket for a $239 million drawing in February at the same store.
- Record $290M jackpot spurs Megamadness. People across New York had dollar signs in their eyes, as they lined up Thursday to buy their tickets and take their one-in-a-135-million chance at winning today's record Mega Millions $290 million jackpot.
- Texas lottery posts record June sales. With sales of nearly $392 million, the Texas lottery hit an all-time sales record in June.
- Texas looking for its first Mega Million winner. Texas is the largest state in the 11-member Mega Millions multistate lottery game, and it's the only one that hasn't had a jackpot winner.
- Illinois Lottery Celebrates 30 Years With Birthday Bash. In 1974, the Illinois Lottery sold its first ticket. Thirty years and $12 billion in education contributions later, the Lottery celebrated a record sales year and a major anniversary with a 30th Anniversary Birthday Bash at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
- As jackpot rises, players plot winning strategies. When lottery jackpots get this high, the ticket-buying rituals get more elaborate.
- Tennessee lottery study criticized. Tennessee State Senator Steve Cohen is criticizing the state's lottery board saying an $85,000 independent study to develop a permanent employee pay plan is unnecessary and that more bonuses should not be awarded those who work for the corporation.
- New Mexico Lottery on a Roll. The New Mexico Lottery Authority reported Thursday it had a record $148 million in sales for the 12-month period ending June 30.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$454 Million
Jul 5, 2016
- 2.$294 Million
Jul 2, 2004
- 3.$256 Million
Jul 3, 2018
- 4.€171 Million
Jul 5, 2011
- 5.$243 Million
Jul 2, 2016
- 6.€179.65 Million
Jul 2, 2019
- 7.$172 Million
Jul 4, 2017
- 8.$165 Million
Jul 2, 2003
- 9.$150 Million
Jul 3, 2019
- 10.$121 Million
Jul 5, 2017
- 11.€102.42 Million
Jul 2, 2016
- 12.$113 Million
Jul 3, 2009
- 13.$110 Million
Jul 5, 2006
- 14.$106 Million
Jul 3, 2007
- 15.€90 Million
Jul 6, 2018
- 16.$90 Million
Jul 2, 2014
- 17.$86 Million
Jul 3, 2012
- 18.€67 Million
Jul 7, 2006
- 19.$85 Million
Jul 2, 2008
- 20.$84 Million
Jul 3, 2015
- 21.$83 Million
Jul 2, 2002
- 21.$83 Million
Jul 2, 2019
- 23.€69 Million
Jul 8, 2005
- 24.$78.1 Million
Jul 3, 1993
- 25.€65.71 Million
Jul 4, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jul 2, 1984
35 years old
Saturday, Jul 2, 1983
36 years old
Thursday, Jul 2, 1981
38 years old
Saturday, Jul 2, 1977
42 years old
Tuesday, Jul 2, 1974
45 years old
Friday, Jul 2, 1971
48 years old
Friday, Jul 2, 1971
48 years old
Friday, Jul 2, 1965
54 years old
Thursday, Jul 2, 1964
55 years old
Sunday, Jul 2, 1961
58 years old
Thursday, Jul 2, 1953
66 years old
Thursday, Jul 2, 1953
66 years old
Sunday, Jul 2, 1950
69 years old
Wednesday, Jul 2, 1947
72 years old
Tuesday, Jul 2, 1935
84 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Suicide bombing of Karrada in Baghdad kills at least 341 people.
- The International Astronomical Union names Pluto's fourth and fifth moons, Kerberos and Styx.
- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Aceh, Indonesia, killing at least 42 people and injuring 420 others.
- The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.
- Colombian conflict: Íngrid Betancourt, a member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia, is released from captivity after being held for six and a half years by FARC.
- The Live 8 benefit concerts takes place in the G8 states and in South Africa. More than 1,000 musicians perform and are broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.
- Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
- The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart is first implanted.
- Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
- The Bank of Thailand floats the baht, triggering the Asian financial crisis
- Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana are burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
- Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb code-named Aldébaran in Moruroa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.
- Civil rights movement: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.
- The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
- Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
- The SS Arandora Star is sunk by U-47 in the North Atlantic with the loss of over 800 lives, mostly civilians.
- Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
- The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.
- World War I: U.S. President Warren G. Harding signs the Knox-Porter Resolution formally ending the war between the United States and Germany.
- The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
- Jean Sibelius' Finlandia receives its première performance in Helsinki with the Helsinki Philharmonic Society conducted by Robert Kajanus.
- British-Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London.
- The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act.
- Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield (who would die of complications from his wounds on September 19).
- Victor Emmanuel II of Italy enters Rome after having conquered it from the Papal States.
- The Russian Army crossed the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia—providing the spark that set off the Crimean War.
- Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad.
- Bahia Independence Day: The end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
- Thirty-five slaves are hanged in South Carolina, including Denmark Vesey, after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion.
- The French frigate Méduse struck the Bank of Arguin and 151 people on board had to be evacuated on an improvised raft, a case immortalised by Géricault's painting The Raft of the Medusa.
- American Revolution: The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not published until July 4.
- Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.
- Battle of Alford: Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
- English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor.
- The first English expedition (from Virginia) against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
- Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
- Menas, emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.
- Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola.
- Bogdan III the One-Eyed becomes Voivode of Moldavia.
- The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain.
- The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
- The imperial army proclaims Nikephoros II Phokas Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.
- King Henry the Fowler dies in his royal palace in Memleben. He is succeeded by his son Otto I, who becomes the ruler of East Francia.
- Battle of Brissarthe: The Franks led by Robert the Strong are defeated by a joint Breton-Viking army.
- In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an.
- Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Xuanwu Gate Incident.
- Emperor Valentinian III begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome.
Births On This Day
- Julia Grabher, Austrian tennis player
- Ryan Murphy, American swimmer
- Henrik Kristoffersen, Norwegian skier
- Vince Staples, American rapper and actor
- Madison Chock, American ice dancer
- Merritt Mathias, American soccer player
- Danny Rose, English footballer
- Bill Tupou, New Zealand rugby league player
- Margot Robbie, Australian actress and producer
- Nadezhda Grishaeva, Russian basketball player
- Alex Morgan, American soccer player
- Lee Chung-yong, South Korean footballer
- Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer
- Brett Cecil, American baseball player
- Lindsay Lohan, American actress and singer
- Rhett Bomar, American football player
- Chad Henne, American football player
- Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
- Johnny Weir, American figure skater
- Michelle Branch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kyle Hogg, English cricketer
- Nathan Ellington, English footballer
- Carlos Rogers, American football player
- Nyjer Morgan, American baseball player
- Walter Davis, American triple jumper
- Ahmed al-Ghamdi, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)
- Sam Hornish Jr., American race car driver
- Joe Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician, 42nd Mayor of Tallinn
- Deniz Barış, Turkish footballer
- Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
- Tomáš Vokoun, Czech-American ice hockey player
- Éric Dazé, Canadian ice hockey player
- Kristen Michal, Estonian lawyer and politician
- Erik Ohlsson, Swedish singer and guitarist
- Stefan Terblanche, South African rugby player
- Sean Casey, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Darren Shan, English author
- Troy Brown, American football player and actor
- Bryan Redpath, Scottish rugby player and coach
- Derrick Adkins, American hurdler
- Steve Morrow, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- Tim Rodber, English rugby player
- Norbert Röttgen, German lawyer and politician
- Jose Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player and mixed martial artist
- Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Joe Magrane, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Alan Tait, English-Scottish rugby player and coach
- Neil Williams, English cricketer (d. 2006)
- Clark Kellogg, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Maria Lourdes Sereno, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Pavan Malhotra, Indian actor
- Bret Hart, Canadian wrestler
- Jüri Raidla, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Justice
- Purvis Short, American basketball player
- Jerry Hall, American model and actress
- Kim Carr, Australian educator and politician, 31st Australian Minister for Human Services
- Chris Huhne, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
- Sylvia Rivera, American transgender rights activist (d.2002)
- Anatoliy Solomin, Ukrainian race walker and coach
- Lynne Brindley, English librarian and academic
- Jon Trickett, English politician
- Greg Brown, American musician
- Robert Paquette, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mutula Kilonzo, Kenyan lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Larry David, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
- Ann Taylor, Baroness Taylor of Bolton, English politician, Minister for International Security Strategy
- Richard Axel, American neuroscientist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Ron Silver, American actor, director, and political activist (d. 2009)
- Ivi Eenmaa, Estonian politician, 36th Mayor of Tallinn
- Larry Lake, American-Canadian trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)
- John Eekelaar, South African-English lawyer and scholar
- Vicente Fox, Mexican businessman and politician, 35th President of Mexico
- William Guest, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
- Wendell Mottley, Trinidadian sprinter, economist, and politician
- Kenneth Clarke, English politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
- Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet and politician (d. 1976)
- John H. Sununu, American engineer and politician, 14th White House Chief of Staff
- Paul Williams, American singer and choreographer (d. 1973)
- David Owen, English physician and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Polly Holliday, American actress
- Richard Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster
- Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and politician, 16th Vice President of Egypt (d. 2012)
- Gilbert Kalish, American pianist and educator
- Tom Springfield, English musician
- Peter Desbarats, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright
- Kenny Wharram, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2017)
- Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (d. 2002)
- Mohammad Yazdi, Iranian cleric
- Carlos Menem, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 50th President of Argentina
- Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician; 10th First Lady of the Philippines
- Lee Allen, American saxophone player (d. 1994)
- James Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
- Brock Peters, American actor (d. 2005)
- Octavian Paler, Romanian journalist and politician (d. 2007)
- Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (d. 1963)
- Patrice Lumumba, Congolese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1961)
- Marvin Rainwater, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Cyril M. Kornbluth, American soldier and author (d. 1958)
- Wisława Szymborska, Polish poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
- Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer
- Paula Valenska, Czech actress
- John Kneubuhl, Samoan-American historian, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1992)
- Jean Craighead George, American author (d. 2012)
- Athos Bulcão, Brazilian painter and sculptor (d. 2008)
- Indumati Bhattacharya, Indian politician
- Leonard J. Arrington, American author and academic, founded the Mormon History Association (d. 1999)
- Ken Curtis, American actor and singer (d. 1991)
- Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German colonel and pilot (d. 1982)
- Reino Kangasmäki, Finnish wrestler (d. 2010)
- Zélia Gattai, Brazilian author and photographer (d. 2008)
- Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, British peer, politician and soldier (d. 2014)
- Frederick Fennell, American conductor and educator (d. 2004)
- Ethelreda Leopold, American actress (d. 1988)
- Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and engineer (d. 1990)
- Erich Topp, German admiral (d. 2005)
- Max Beloff, Baron Beloff, English historian and academic (d. 1999)
- Reg Parnell, English race car driver and manager (d. 1964)
- Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd Solicitor General of the United States (d. 1993)
- Hans Bethe, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
- Károly Kárpáti, Hungarian Jewish wrestler (d. 1996)
- Séra Martin, French middle-distance runner (d. 1993)
- René Lacoste, French tennis player and businessman, created the polo shirt (d. 1996)
- Alec Douglas-Home, English cricketer and politician, 66th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
- Olav V of Norway (d. 1991)
- K. Kanapathypillai, Sri Lankan author and academic (d. 1968)
- Germaine Thyssens-Valentin, Dutch-French pianist (d. 1987)
- Tyrone Guthrie, English actor and director (d. 1971)
- Sophie Harris, English costume and scenic designer for theatre and opera (d. 1966)
- Ralph Hancock, Welsh gardener and author (d. 1950)
- Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist and author (d. 1931)
- Royal Hurlburt Weller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1929)
- Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
- Rinaldo Cuneo, American artist ("the painter of San Francisco") (d. 1939)
- Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist and academic (d. 1933)
- Wilhelm Cuno, German businessman and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1933)
- Liane de Pougy, French-Swiss dancer and author (d. 1950)
- Lily Braun, German author and publicist (d. 1916)
- William Henry Bragg, English physicist, chemist, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)
- Maria Theresa of Austria-Este (d. 1919)
- Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch economist and historian (d. 1917)
- Émile Ollivier, French statesman (d. 1913)
- Charles Tupper, Canadian physician and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1915)
- George Law Curry, American publisher and politician, 5th Governor of the Oregon Territory (d. 1878)
- Charles-Louis Hanon, French pianist and composer (d. 1900)
- Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet and author (d. 1803)
- Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (d. 1787)
- Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1740)
- Samuel Penhallow, English-American soldier and historian (d. 1726)
- Arp Schnitger, German organ builder (d. 1719)
- Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1730)
- Theodoor Rombouts, Flemish painter (d. 1637)
- Elizabeth de Vere, Countess of Derby, British businessman (d. 1627)
- Federico Cesi (cardinal), Italian cardinal (d. 1565)
- Elizabeth Tudor, English daughter of Henry VII of England (d. 1495)
- Thomas Cranmer, English archbishop, theologian, and saint (d. 1556)
- Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1570)
- Louis V, Elector Palatine (d. 1544)
- Maria, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)
- Valentinian III, Roman emperor (d. 455)
Deaths On This Day
- Caroline Aherne, English actress and comedian (b. 1963)
- Michael Cimino, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
- Patrick Manning, 4th & 6th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1946)
- Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, activist, and author (b. 1928)
- Ronald Davison, New Zealand lawyer and judge, 10th Chief Justice of New Zealand (b. 1920)
- Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1946)
- Jim Weaver, American football player and coach (b. 1945)
- Jacobo Zabludovsky, Mexican journalist (b. 1928)
- Emilio Álvarez Montalván, Nicaraguan ophthalmologist and politician (b. 1919)
- Manuel Cardona, Spanish physicist and academic (b. 1934)
- Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe (b. 1915)
- Harold W. Kuhn, American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)
- Louis Zamperini, American runner and captain (b. 1917)
- Anthony G. Bosco, American bishop (b. 1927)
- Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, invented the computer mouse (b. 1925)
- Armand Gaudreault, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
- Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American chemist, academic, and astronaut (b. 1933)
- Maurice Chevit, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1923)
- Julian Goodman, American journalist (b. 1922)
- Angelo Mangiarotti, Italian architect and academic (b. 1921)
- Betty Meggers, American archaeologist and academic (b. 1921)
- Ed Stroud, American baseball player (b. 1939)
- Itamar Franco, Brazilian engineer and politician, 33rd President of Brazil (b. 1930)
- Beryl Bainbridge, English screenwriter and author (b. 1932)
- Natasha Shneider, Russian-American singer, keyboard player, and actress (b. 1956)
- Elizabeth Spriggs, English actress and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano and television personality (b. 1929)
- Jan Murray, American comedian, actor, and game show host (b. 1916)
- Ernest Lehman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
- Norm Prescott, American actor, composer, and producer, co-founded Filmation Studios (b. 1927)
- Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian journalist and author (b. 1922)
- Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1907)
- Ray Brown, American bassist and composer (b. 1926)
- Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
- Mario Puzo, American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- James Stewart, American actor (b. 1908)
- Lloyd MacPhail, Canadian businessman and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1920)
- Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (b. 1967)
- Fred Gwynne, American actor (b. 1926)
- Lee Remick, American actress (b. 1935)
- Snooky Lanson, American singer (b. 1914)
- Andrei Gromyko, Soviet economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1909)
- Vibert Douglas, Canadian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1894)
- Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
- Aris Alexandrou, Greek author and poet (b. 1922)
- Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born novelist and critic (b. 1899)
- James Robertson Justice, English actor (b. 1907)
- Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1916)
- George McBride, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)
- Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
- Joseph Fielding Smith, American religious leader, 10th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1876)
- Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet and author (b. 1900)
- Fireball Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1929)
- Alicia Patterson, American publisher, co-founded Newsday (b. 1906)
- Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
- Edward Lawson, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)
- Thomas William Burgess, English swimmer and water polo player (b. 1872)
- Manuel II of Portugal (b. 1889)
- Gladys Brockwell, American actress (b. 1894)
- Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist (b. 1857)
- William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (b. 1846)
- Porfirio Díaz, Mexican general and politician, 29th President of Mexico (b. 1830)
- Joseph Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1836)
- Tom Richardson, English cricketer (b. 1870)
- Ed Delahanty, American baseball player (b. 1867)
- Carlo Pisacane, Italian soldier and philosopher (b. 1818)
- Robert Peel, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1788)
- Samuel Hahnemann, German physician and academic (b. 1755)
- Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (b. 1757)
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and composer (b. 1712)
- Thomas Baker, English antiquarian and author (b. 1656)
- Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1673)
- Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1614)
- François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-French general (b. 1611)
- Thomas Harriot, English astronomer, mathematician, and ethnographer (b. 1560)
- Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1547)
- Vincenzo Galilei, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1520)
- Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1528)
- Thomas Doughty, English explorer
- Nostradamus, French astrologer and author (b. 1503)
- Stephen III of Moldavia (b. 1434)
- Adolf of Germany (b. 1220)
- Eisai, Japanese Buddhist priest (b. 1141)
- Henry the Fowler, German king (b. 876)
- Robert the Strong, Frankish nobleman
- Swithun, English bishop and saint (b. 789)
- Li Jing, Chinese general (b. 571)
- Li Jiancheng, Chinese prince (b. 589)
- Li Yuanji, Chinese prince (b. 603)