On This Day in History: July 20
July 20 is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 164 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts store clerk steals player's winning scratch-off ticket worth $1,000. A Massachusetts player reached out to the Massachusetts Lottery for help after allegedly being swindled of half her prize on a winning scratch-off ticket by a store clerk.
- Illinois Lottery reopens 4 of 5 claim centers by appointment only. The Illinois Lottery today announced that it will reopen four of its five Lottery Claim Centers by appointment only, starting July 27.
- Man busts through store roof, steals lottery tickets. A thief looking for some good luck busted through the roof of a grocery store and took hundreds of dollars worth of lottery tickets on Wednesday.
- California winner of $447 million Powerball lottery jackpot claims prize. The winner of the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history has finally come forward to claim their prize, more than a month after winning the $447.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
- Pennsylvania lottery winners now subject to state tax on prizes. The small number of states that don't tax lottery prizes has just shrunk by one state.
- Former lottery security employee guilty of rigging $14.3M drawing. Jurors convicted a former Iowa lottery security official of two counts of fraud Monday for rigging a Hot Lotto drawing to win $14.3 million.
- Some lottery winning streaks have defied belief. The Massachusetts Lottery suspects the Brudnicks may be 'Ten Percenters,' people who claim others’ prizes for a fee. It’s a long-obvious problem the state has done little to stop.
- Record Florida Powerball winner buys $1.175 million home. Records show that the USA's single-biggest lottery winner has traded her former rental unit in for a 6,322-square-foot, five-bedroom home in Glen Kernan Country Club, a gated golf course community in southeast Jacksonville.
- 12 arrested in conspiracy to rig Mexico lottery drawing. Twelve people, including four public employees, are accused of attempting to embezzle 160 million pesos ($12.1 million) from Mexico's national lottery, authorities said.
- Georgia Lottery approves online ticket sales. Georgia Lottery officials approved for the first time Thursday an online ticket system, with sales to the public set to begin as soon as November.
- Minnesota Lottery resumes ticket sales Thursday. After being shut down for nearly three weeks due to a state government budget impasse, the Minnesota Lottery will begin selling lottery tickets again, starting Thursday, July 21.
- Canada's new online gambling website may have been hacked. British Columbians' personal information may have been compromised when the government's online gambling website crashed last week.
- Refreshingly candid: Ga. Lottery chief discusses future game plans. Georgia Lottery chief Margaret DeFrancisco talks about some ideas on the horizon for the Georgia Lottery and other states.
- N.C. Lottery grows despite recession. The North Carolina Education Lottery hit the jackpot with its budget this year, significantly increasing funding for salaries and benefits despite uncertain economic times that have stalled similar line items at many private-sector firms and government agencies.
- Lotto machine rejects winning ticket. In South Africa, a Durban woman has asked Lotto operator Gidani to investigate its scanning machines after her winning ticket was declared invalid.
- Massachusetts lottery ticket recycling program successful. A program for recycling non-winning lottery tickets is paying off big for Westboro, Mass.-based recycler E.L. Harvey and Sons and the Massachusetts State Lottery.
- Washington woman, down on her luck, wins lottery jackpot. Hoping to cheer herself up from life's problems, a Washington woman bought a Lotto ticket that turned out to be a $2.6 million winner.
- Former Texas Lottery employee indicted in scam. A former employee of the Texas Lottery Commission has been indicted for allegedly defrauding retailers who applied to become Texas Lottery vendors.
- Spain detains 295 people in lottery scam. Spanish police have detained 295 West Africans on charges of attempting to swindle money from thousands of people by claiming they had won in a Nigerian lottery, radio reports said on Wednesday.
- N.D. couple cashes state's first lottery jackpot ticket. A Walsh County couple cashed North Dakota's first lottery jackpot ticket, a $420,094 prize in the Wild Card 2 game, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.
- Georgia lottery players take 'Mega Road Trip'. Eleven lucky Georgia Lottery players boarded a flight on Monday to travel from the Peach State to the Golden State with the Georgia Lottery's Mega Road Trip promotion.
- Judge rules lottery cash split properly. A judge in Memphis, Tennessee has ruled in favor of a Memphis man in a dispute with his wife over a lottery jackpot.
- Woman wins $1 million on Powerball lottery TV Show. Betty Davey from Duluth, Minnesota won the $1,005,027 grand prize Sunday night on the "Powerball Instant Millionaire" TV game show.
- Minnesota Lottery posts record $100 million profit. Seven months after a critical audit report and the suicide of its director plunged it into turmoil, the Minnesota State Lottery posted a record contribution to the state for the fiscal year 2004 -- $100 million.
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.$205 Million
Jul 22, 2017
- 6.$170 Million
Jul 22, 2005
- 7.$168 Million
Jul 23, 2019
- 8.$161 Million
Jul 21, 2021
- 9.$152 Million
Jul 21, 2015
- 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.€110.83 Million
Jul 21, 2016
- 17.€96 Million
Jul 22, 2005
- 18.$116 Million
Jul 22, 2006
- 19.$113 Million
Jul 21, 2020
- 20.$110 Million
Jul 21, 2012
- 21.$106 Million
Jul 22, 2020
- 22.€72.7 Million
Jul 20, 2017
- 23.$80 Million
Jul 22, 2015
- 24.€70.54 Million
Jul 22, 2016
- 25.$76 Million
Jul 20, 2011
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jul 20, 1984
37 years old
Tuesday, Jul 20, 1971
50 years old
Tuesday, Jul 20, 1971
50 years old
Saturday, Jul 20, 1968
53 years old
Wednesday, Jul 20, 1966
55 years old
Monday, Jul 20, 1964
57 years old
Friday, Jul 20, 1962
59 years old
Monday, Jul 20, 1959
62 years old
Saturday, Jul 20, 1957
64 years old
Wednesday, Jul 20, 1949
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- O. J. Simpson is granted parole to be released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas.
- A huge explosion in the mostly Kurdish border town of Suruç, Turkey, targeting the Socialist Youth Associations Federation, kills at least 31 people and injures over 100.
- The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades.
- Seventeen government soldiers are killed in an attack by FARC revolutionaries in the Colombian department of Arauca.
- James Holmes opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 70 others.
- The Civil Marriage Act legalizes same-sex marriage in Canada.
- The Chinese Communist Party begins a persecution campaign against Falun Gong, arresting thousands nationwide.
- The fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides) celebrates its 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
- Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.
- Burma's ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
- The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
- Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: The Provisional IRA detonates two bombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park in central London, killing eight soldiers, wounding forty-seven people, and leading to the deaths of seven horses.
- Somali Airlines Flight 40 crashes in the Balad District of Somalia, killing 40 people.
- The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind-control experiments.
- The Johnstown flood of 1977 kills 84 people and causes millions of dollars in damages.
- The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
- Turkish invasion of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a coup d'état, organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios.
- Apollo program: Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later.
- A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, six days after the beginning of the "Football War".
- The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
- Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack the capital of Định Tường Province, Cái Bè, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of whom are children).
- French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
- Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government.
- The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
- Germany: Otto John, head of West Germany's secret service, defects to East Germany.
- King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
- Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
- The Israel-Syria Mixed Armistice Commission brokers the last of four ceasefire agreements to end the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
- Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrentiy Beria its chief.
- Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
- California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
- The United States Department of Justice files suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948.
- The Montreux Convention is signed in Switzerland, authorizing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime.
- Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
- Labor unrest in the U.S.: Police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, during the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, killing two and wounding sixty-seven.
- West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.
- In the Preußenschlag, German President Hindenburg places Prussia directly under the rule of the national government.
- The League of Nations awards mandates of Togoland to France and Tanganyika to the United Kingdom.
- The Greek Army takes control of Silivri after Greece is awarded the city by the Paris Peace Conference; by 1923 Greece effectively lost control to the Turks.
- World War I: The Corfu Declaration, which leads to the creation of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia.
- In Finland, a new electoral law was ratified, guaranteeing the country the first and equal right to vote in the world. Finnish women were the first in Europe to receive the right to vote.
- The Ford Motor Company ships its first automobile.
- The Football Association legalizes professionalism in association football under pressure from the British Football Association.
- British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
- Austro-Prussian War: Battle of Lissa: The Austrian Navy, led by Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, defeats the Italian Navy near the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea.
- American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek: Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman.
- The first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, a two-day event, concludes.
- Seneca and Shawnee people agree to relinquish their land in western Ohio for 60,000 acres west of the Mississippi River.
- Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain.
- Nicéphore Niépce is awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyréolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powered a boat upstream on the river Saône in France.
- Tekle Giyorgis I begins his first of six reigns as Emperor of Ethiopia.
- Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
- Seventh Ottoman-Venetian War: The Ottoman Empire captures Nauplia, the capital of the Republic of Venice's "Kingdom of the Morea", thereby opening the way to the swift Ottoman reconquest of the Morea.
- During the first Japanese invasion of Korea, Japanese forces led by Toyotomi Hideyoshi captured Pyongyang, although they were ultimately unable to hold it.
- Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Battle of Ankara: Timur, ruler of Timurid Empire, defeats forces of the Ottoman Empire sultan Bayezid I.
- The Battle of Kellistown was fought on this day between the forces of the English led by Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March against the O'Byrnes and O'Tooles under the command of Art Óg mac Murchadha Caomhánach, the most powerful Chieftain in Leinster.
- Treaty of San Germano is signed at San Germano between Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and Pope Gregory IX. A Dominican named Guala is responsible for the negotiations.
- Richard I of England officially invested as Duke of Normandy.
- Rollo lays siege to Chartres.
- Kardam of Bulgaria defeats Byzantine Emperor Constantine VI at the Battle of Marcellae.
- AD 70
- Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount. The Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots.
Births On This Day
- Pop Smoke, American rapper and singer (d. 2020)
- Ben Simmons, Australian basketball player
- Moses Leota, New Zealand rugby league player
- Steven Adams, New Zealand basketball player
- Chiyoshōma Fujio, Mongolian sumo wrestler
- Ryan James, Australian rugby league player
- Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015
- Philipp Reiter, German mountaineer and runner
- Lars Unnerstall, German footballer
- Javier Cortés, Mexican footballer
- Cristian Pasquato, Italian footballer
- Julianne Hough, American singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer
- Stephen Strasburg, American baseball player
- Shahram Mahmoudi, Iranian volleyball player
- Nicola Benedetti, Scottish violinist
- Niall McGinn, Irish footballer
- Osric Chau, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- John Francis Daley, American actor and screenwriter
- Harley Morenstein, Canadian actor and YouTube personality
- David Mundy, Australian footballer
- Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
- Matt Gilroy, American ice hockey player
- Antoine Vermette, Canadian ice hockey player
- Viktoria Ladõnskaja, Estonian journalist and politician
- Tesfaye Bramble, English-Montserratian footballer
- Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model, fashionista, and businesswoman
- Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (d. 2004)
- Charlotte Hatherley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- David Ortega, Spanish swimmer
- Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player
- Will Solomon, American basketball player
- Elliott Yamin, American singer-songwriter
- Ieva Zunda, Latvian runner and hurdler
- Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
- Yves Niaré, French shot putter (d. 2012)
- Alessandro Santos, Brazilian-Japanese footballer
- Erica Hill, American journalist
- Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer and coach
- Andrew Stockdale, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alex Yoong, Malaysian race car driver
- Ray Allen, American basketball player and actor
- Judy Greer, American actress and producer
- Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
- Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish journalist and politician, 5th Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs
- Jason Raize, American singer and actor
- Yusuf Şimşek, Turkish footballer and manager
- Omar Epps, American actor
- Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
- Peter Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player and manager
- Nixon McLean, Caribbean cricketer
- Roberto Orci, Mexican-American screenwriter and producer
- Claudio Reyna, American soccer player
- Jamie Ainscough, Australian rugby league player
- Jozef Stümpel, Slovak ice hockey player
- Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
- Vitamin C, American singer-songwriter
- Charles Johnson, American baseball player
- Sandra Oh, Canadian actress
- Josh Holloway, American actor
- Kreso Kovacec, Croatian-German footballer
- Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
- Joon Park, South Korean-American singer
- Tobi Vail, American singer and guitarist
- Jimmy Carson, American ice hockey player
- Hami Mandıralı, Turkish footballer and manager
- Kool G Rap, American hip-hop artist
- Courtney Taylor-Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stone Gossard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexican lawyer and politician, 57th President of Mexico
- Jess Walter, American journalist and author
- Chris Cornell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
- Terri Irwin, American-Australian zoologist and author
- Sebastiano Rossi, Italian footballer
- Bernd Schneider, German race car driver
- Frank Whaley, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Carlos Alazraqui, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Giovanna Amati, Italian race car driver
- Julie Bindel, English journalist, author, and academic
- Óscar Elías Biscet, Cuban physician and activist, founded the Lawton Foundation
- Claudio Langes, Italian race car driver
- Prvoslav Vujčić, Serbian-Canadian poet and philosopher
- Sudesh Berry, Indian actor
- Radney Foster, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Mick MacNeil, Scottish keyboard player and songwriter
- Paul Cook, English drummer
- Thomas N'Kono, Cameroonian footballer
- Jim Prentice, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Alberta (d. 2016)
- Desmond Douglas, Jamaican-English table tennis player
- René-Daniel Dubois, Canadian actor and playwright
- Jem Finer, English banjo player and songwriter
- Moira Harris, American actress
- Jay Jay French, American guitarist and producer
- Dave Evans, Welsh-Australian singer-songwriter
- Thomas Friedman, American journalist and author
- Marcia Hines, American-Australian singer and actress
- Jeff Rawle, English actor and screenwriter
- Edward Leigh, English lawyer and politician
- Lucille Lemay, Canadian archer
- Muse Watson, American actor and producer
- Gerd Binnig, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Randal Kleiser, American actor, director, and producer
- Kim Carnes, American singer-songwriter
- Larry Craig, American soldier and politician
- John Lodge, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Bo Rein, American football player and coach (d. 1980)
- Mel Daniels, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
- W. Cary Edwards, American politician (d. 2010)
- Olivier de Kersauson, French sailor
- T. G. Sheppard, American country music singer-songwriter
- Chris Amon, New Zealand race car driver (d. 2016)
- Bob McNab, English footballer
- Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet, journalist, and politician (d. 2010)
- Wendy Richard, English actress (d. 2009)
- Pete Hamilton, American race car driver (d. 2017)
- Don Chuy, American football player (d. 2014)
- Periklis Korovesis, Greek author and journalist (d. 2020)
- Kurt Raab, German actor, screenwriter, and production designer (d. 1988)
- Judy Chicago, American painter and sculptor
- Deniz Baykal, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
- Roger Hunt, English footballer
- Tony Oliva, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
- Diana Rigg, English actress (d. 2020)
- Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
- Alistair MacLeod, Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2014)
- Barbara Mikulski, American social worker and politician
- Peter Palumbo, Baron Palumbo, English businessman and art collector
- Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
- Cormac McCarthy, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter
- Rex Williams, English snooker player
- Nam June Paik, American artist (d. 2006)
- Otto Schily, German lawyer and politician, German Minister of the Interior
- Tony Marsh, English race car driver (d. 2009)
- Giannis Agouris, Greek journalist and author (d. 2006)
- Chuck Daly, American basketball player and coach (d. 2009)
- William H. Goetzmann, American historian and author (d. 2010)
- Sally Ann Howes, English-American singer and actress
- Hazel Hawke, Australian social worker and pianist, 23rd Spouse of the Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2013)
- Mike Ilitch, American businessman, co-founded Little Caesars (d. 2017)
- Rajendra Kumar, Pakistani-Indian actor and producer (d. 1999)
- David Tonkin, Australian politician, 38th Premier of South Australia (d. 2000)
- Józef Czyrek, Polish economist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2013)
- Belaid Abdessalam, Prime Minister of Algeria
- Barbara Bergmann, American economist and academic (d. 2015)
- Heather Chasen, English actress (d. 2020)
- Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor and composer (d. 2019)
- Ian P. Howard, English-Canadian psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
- Jacques Delors, French economist and politician, 8th President of the European Commission
- Frantz Fanon, French-Algerian psychiatrist and philosopher (d. 1961)
- Lola Albright, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
- Thomas Berger, American author and playwright (d. 2014)
- Mort Garson, Canadian-American songwriter and composer (d. 2008)
- Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
- Alan Stephenson Boyd, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Transportation (d. 2020)
- Henri Alleg, English-French journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Elliot Richardson, American lieutenant and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1999)
- Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (d. 2008)
- Jacquemine Charrott Lodwidge, English writer (d. 2012)
- Cindy Walker, American singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 2006)
- Dobri Dobrev, Bulgarian philanthropist (d. 2018)
- Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician (d. 2005)
- Ersilio Tonini, Italian cardinal (d. 2013)
- George Johnston, Australian journalist and author (d. 1970)
- Baqa Jilani, Indian cricketer (d. 1941)
- José Zabala-Santos, Filipino author and illustrator (d. 1985)
- Vilém Tauský, Czech-English conductor and composer (d. 2004)
- Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (d. 1993)
- Joseph Levis, American foil fencer (d. 2005)
- Leonidas Berry, American gastroenterologist (d. 1995)
- Vehbi Koç, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, founded Koç Holding (d. 1996)
- Eugenio Lopez Sr., Filipino businessman and founder of the Lopez Group of Companies (d. 1975)
- Heinie Manush, American baseball player and manager (d. 1971)
- Maurice Leyland, English cricketer and coach (d. 1967)
- Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
- László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
- George Llewelyn Davies, English soldier (d. 1915)
- Verna Felton, American actress (d. 1966)
- Julie Vinter Hansen, Danish-Swiss astronomer and academic (d. 1960)
- Giorgio Morandi, Italian painter (d. 1964)
- John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (d. 1971)
- Olga Hahn-Neurath, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1937)
- Tom Crean, Irish sailor and explorer (d. 1938)
- Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician and academic (d. 1944)
- Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian pilot (d. 1932)
- Miron Cristea, Romanian cleric and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1939)
- Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
- Ruggero Oddi, Italian physiologist and anatomist (d. 1913)
- Philomène Belliveau, Canadian artist (d. 1940)
- Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1932)
- Robert Anderson Van Wyck, American lawyer and politician, 91st Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
- Max Liebermann, German painter and academic (d. 1935)
- Augustin Daly, American playwright and manager (d. 1899)
- William Paine Lord, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
- Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet, English civil servant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1928)
- Gregor Mendel, Austro-German monk, geneticist and botanist (d. 1884)
- Richard Owen, English biologist, anatomist, and paleontologist (d. 1892)
- Mahmud II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1839)
- Auguste de Marmont, French general (d. 1852)
- Jakob Haibel, Austrian tenor and composer (d. 1826)
- Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian politician and diplomat (d. 1811)
- Antoine Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher and academic (d. 1836)
- William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (d. 1709)
- Nikolaes Heinsius the Elder, Dutch poet and scholar (d. 1681)
- Robert Wallop, English politician (d. 1667)
- Johan Björnsson Printz, governor of New Sweden (d. 1663)
- Anne Hutchinson, English Puritan preacher (d. 1643)
- Alban Roe, English Benedictine martyr (d. 1642)
- Arnaud d'Ossat, French cardinal (d. 1604)
- Pope Innocent IX (d. 1591)
- John Bourchier, 1st Earl of Bath, English noble (d. 1539)
- Margaret, Countess of Pembroke, daughter of King Edward III of England (d. 1361)
- John Tiptoft, 2nd Baron Tibetot (d. 1367)
- Petrarch, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1374)
- Taichō, Japanese monk and scholar (d. 767)
Deaths On This Day
- Michael Brooks, political commentator (b. 1983)
- Chester Bennington, American singer (b. 1976)
- Radu Beligan, Romanian actor, director, and essayist (b. 1918)
- Wayne Carson, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
- Fred Else, English footballer and manager (b. 1933)
- Dieter Moebius, Swiss-German keyboard player and producer (b. 1944)
- Victor G. Atiyeh, American businessman and politician, 32nd Governor of Oregon (b. 1923)
- Constantin Lucaci, Romanian sculptor and educator (b. 1923)
- Bob McNamara, American football player (b. 1931)
- Klaus Schmidt, German archaeologist and academic (b. 1953)
- Pierre Fabre, French pharmacist and businessman, founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (b. 1926)
- Khurshed Alam Khan, Indian politician, 2nd Governor of Goa (b. 1919)
- Augustus Rowe, Canadian physician and politician (b. 1920)
- Helen Thomas, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
- Alastair Burnet, English journalist (b. 1928)
- Jack Davis, American hurdler (b. 1930)
- José Hermano Saraiva, Portuguese historian, jurist, and politician, Portuguese Minister of Education (b. 1919)
- Lucian Freud, German-English painter and illustrator (b. 1922)
- Vedat Okyar, Turkish footballer (b. 1945)
- Mark Rosenzweig, American psychologist and academic (b. 1922)
- Artie Traum, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1943)
- Dinko Šakić, Croatian concentration camp commander (b. 1921)
- Tammy Faye Messner, American Christian evangelist and talk show host (b. 1942)
- Ted Grant, South African-English theorist and activist (b. 1913)
- Gérard Oury, French actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
- James Doohan, Canadian-American actor (b. 1920)
- Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian journalist and politician (b. 1926)
- Kayo Hatta, American director and cinematographer (b. 1958)
- Lala Mara, Fijian politician (b. 1931)
- Valdemaras Martinkėnas, Lithuanian footballer and coach (b. 1965)
- Nicolas Freeling, English author (b. 1927)
- Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek footballer (b. 1946)
- Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
- June Byers, American wrestler (b. 1922)
- M. E. H. Maharoof, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1939)
- Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (b. 1897)
- Vince Foster, American lawyer and political figure (b. 1945)
- Herbert Turner Jenkins, American police officer (b. 1907)
- Forrest H. Anderson, American judge and politician, 17th Governor of Montana (b. 1913)
- Richard Egan, American soldier and actor (b. 1921)
- Frank Reynolds, American soldier and journalist (b. 1923)
- Kostas Choumis, Greek-Romanian footballer (b. 1913)
- Maria Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo (Native American) potter (b. 1887)
- Gary Kellgren, American record producer, co-founded Record Plant (b. 1939)
- Joseph Rochefort, American captain and cryptanalyst (b. 1900)
- Allen Jenkins, American actor and singer (b. 1900)
- Kamal Dasgupta, Bengali music director, composer and folk artist. (b. 1912)
- Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (b. 1940)
- Robert Smithson, American photographer and sculptor (b. 1938)
- Geeta Dutt, Indian singer and actress (b. 1930)
- Iain Macleod, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1913)
- Bray Hammond, American historian and author (b. 1886)
- Batukeshwar Dutt, Indian activist (b. 1910)
- William D. Leahy, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (b. 1875)
- James Alexander Calder, Canadian educator and politician, Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence (b. 1868)
- Calouste Gulbenkian, Armenian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1869)
- Dumarsais Estimé, Haitian lawyer and politician, 33rd President of Haiti (b. 1900)
- Jan Struther, English author and hymn-writer (b. 1901)
- Abdullah I, king of Jordan (b. 1882)
- Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)
- Ludwig Beck, German general (b. 1880)
- Lew Fields, American actor and producer (b. 1867)
- Olga Hahn-Neurath, Austrian mathematician and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1882)
- Guglielmo Marconi, Italian physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
- René Bazin, French author and academic (b. 1853)
- Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet and author (b. 1896)
- Ferdinand I, king of Romania (b. 1865)
- Felix Dzerzhinsky, Russian educator and politician (b. 1877)
- Pancho Villa, Mexican general and politician, Governor of Chihuahua (b. 1878)
- Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1856)
- Ignaz Sowinski, Galician architect (b. 1858)
- Anderson Dawson, Australian politician, 14th Premier of Queensland (b. 1863)
- Demetrius Vikelas, Greek businessman and author (b. 1835)
- Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist and seismologist (b. 1881)
- Leo XIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1810)
- William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
- Jean Ingelow, English poet and author (b. 1820)
- Bernhard Riemann, German mathematician and academic (b. 1826)
- Gavrila Derzhavin, Russian poet and politician (b. 1743)
- Johann Christoph Pepusch, German-English composer and theorist (b. 1667)
- Peregrine White, English-American farmer and soldier (b. 1620)
- Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, Irish nobleman and rebel soldier (b. 1550)
- William More, English courtier (b. 1520)
- García Jofre de Loaísa, Spanish explorer (b. 1490)
- Claude, queen consort of France (b. 1499)
- György Dózsa, Transylvanian peasant revolt leader (b. 1470)
- John II, king of Castile and León (b. 1405)
- Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French historian and author (b. 1400)
- Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, fourth son of King Robert II of Scotland (approximate, b. 1343)
- Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, Welsh nobleman (b. 1374)
- Robert IV, French nobleman (b. 1356)
- Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland
- Oshin, king of Armenia (b. 1282)
- Toba, emperor of Japan (b. 1103)
- Robert II, king of France (b. 972)
- Boniface VII, antipope of Rome
- Ansegisus, Frankish abbot and saint
- Amantius, Byzantine grand chamberlain and Monophysite martyr