On This Day in History: July 25
July 25 is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 159 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- NC man ignored million-dollar winning ticket on his table for weeks. A North Carolina man was a millionaire, only he didn't know it.
- Florida mom, son arrested hours after claiming $20K lottery prize. Authorities arrested a woman and her son on drug charges hours after they claimed a $20,000 lottery prize.
- Federal authorities investigating illegal NJ 'lottery' pool, sources say. Multiple people, including one county employee, have been called to testify in a federal probe into an alleged illegal lottery contest that hundreds of Hudson County employees pay a $20 fee to enter, multiple sources told The Jersey Journal.
- Winning ticket for $522 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in California. A winning ticket to the 11th-largest U.S. lottery prize ever was sold at a liquor store in San Jose, California.
- Lottery winner's cyanide poisoning death remains unsolved five years later. Urooj Khan won $1 million in the Illinois lottery just weeks before he died suddenly of what turned out to be cyanide poisoning. How he consumed the poison remains a mystery five years later.
- New survey destroys myth that poor Americans buy most lottery tickets. New Gallup survey results have again debunked the popular myth created by anti-lottery crusaders that low-income Americans buy a disproportionate number of lottery tickets.
- Alabama may try lottery vote in special session. According to Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Alabama lawmakers are being polled in regard to their support for legislation establishing a lottery ahead of a presumed special session.
- Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery. The Texas Legislature's discussions about eliminating the state lottery are moving forward.
- Maryland Powerball winner laughing all the way to the bank. An elated Maryland Powerball winner even has the cameraman laughing with her as she celebrated her win from behind her giant $1 million check.
- Lotteries hit record profits last year. Government-sponsored lotteries are continuing their broad expansion as income-producing entities, as many lotteries reported record profits in the last fiscal year.
- Lottery winner loses ticket, awarded unspent portion from couple who found it. Amanda Stacey and her husband, Michael, who found a winning lottery ticket on the floor of a shop and collected the £30,000 prize have been ordered to pay back half the money to the pensioner who originally bought it.
- Wichita Man Claims 2nd Lottery Prize in 2 months. Lightning did strike twice for a Wichita man, at least when it comes to Kansas lottery games.
- Scratch-off tickets are lottery's big winner in N.J.. Wanna bet which game has fueled the New Jersey Lottery's growing revenue over the past decade?
- NJ lawmakers cool to idea of selling lottery. In a state bleeding red ink and desperately needing a cash infusion to pay down growing debts, it sometimes seems like almost anything could come up for sale -- even the state lottery? (Part 3 of a 3-part look at the New Jersey Lottery)
- Why did NJ give lottery contract to the highest bidder?. A month after a new contract to operate the New Jersey's lottery was supposed to begin, officials still have not determined whether to go with a new company that bid about $75 million for the five-year pact, or the existing operator which bid nearly $32 million more. (Part 2 of a 3-part look at the New Jersey Lottery)
- NJ Lottery's payroll trims state take. In recent years, executive staff and salaries for NJ Lottery employees have grown and a larger piece of the lottery pie has gone toward prizes, while smaller portions have gone toward the institutions the lottery was created to fund. (Part 1 of a 3-part look at the New Jersey Lottery)
- Man appeals dismissal of lottery lawsuit. A 49-year-old Bear resident filed an appeal in Delaware Supreme Court last week challenging a judge's decision to dismiss his claim that he was entitled to a $5 million lottery prize even though he lost the winning ticket in a laundry mishap.
- Texas-Size Jackpots. The stakes are about to get higher for Texans who play the lottery. State officials are ready to join a giant jackpot lottery like Powerball where the payoff could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Some folks are seeing green, while other are predicting disaster.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$434.8 Million
Jul 27, 2016
- 2.$262 Million
Jul 25, 2017
- 3.$220 Million
Jul 26, 2017
- 4.€195.08 Million
Jul 25, 2019
- 5.$196 Million
Jul 27, 2013
- 6.$180 Million
Jul 25, 1998
- 7.€135 Million
Jul 27, 2012
- 8.$147 Million
Jul 25, 2018
- 9.€113 Million
Jul 29, 2005
- 10.$135 Million
Jul 26, 2006
- 11.€113.2 Million
Jul 26, 2016
- 12.$121 Million
Jul 25, 2012
- 13.$117 Million
Jul 25, 2020
- 14.$111 Million
Jul 27, 2011
- 15.€84.78 Million
Jul 29, 2016
- 16.$90 Million
Jul 25, 2015
- 17.$88 Million
Jul 25, 2009
- 18.€74.75 Million
Jul 25, 2017
- 19.$82 Million
Jul 25, 2007
- 20.$75 Million
Jul 27, 2019
- 20.$75 Million
Jul 26, 2003
- 22.$71 Million
Jul 27, 1999
- 23.€61 Million
Jul 26, 2016
- 24.$67 Million
Jul 28, 2010
- 24.$67 Million
Jul 25, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Jul 25, 1989
31 years old
Saturday, Jul 25, 1987
33 years old
Thursday, Jul 25, 1985
35 years old
Thursday, Jul 25, 1985
35 years old
Thursday, Jul 25, 1985
35 years old
Wednesday, Jul 25, 1979
41 years old
Tuesday, Jul 25, 1978
42 years old
Thursday, Jul 25, 1974
46 years old
Thursday, Jul 25, 1974
46 years old
Sunday, Jul 25, 1971
49 years old
Sunday, Jul 25, 1971
49 years old
Thursday, Jul 25, 1968
52 years old
Saturday, Jul 25, 1953
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- 2018 As-Suwayda attacks Cordinated attacks occur in Syria
- WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.
- Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first female president.
- Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, killing 113 people.
- In a military coup in Burundi, Pierre Buyoya deposes Sylvestre Ntibantunganya.
- A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
- Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, that formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
- Israel launches a massive attack against Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese call the Seven-Day War.
- The Saint James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
- Black July: Thirty-seven Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by the fellow Sinhalese prisoners.
- Another section of the Sinai Peninsula is peacefully returned by Israel to Egypt.
- Puerto Rican police shoot two nationalists in the Cerro Maravilla murders.
- Birth of Louise Joy Brown, the first human to have been born after conception by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF.
- Viking program: Viking 1 takes the famous Face on Mars photo.
- Soviet Mars 5 space probe is launched.
- Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This is the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war.
- Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
- Cold War: In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
- The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
- The Republic of Tunisia is proclaimed, under President Habib Bourguiba.
- Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51.
- Nuclear weapons testing: Operation Crossroads: An atomic bomb is detonated underwater in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll.
- World War II: Operation Spring is one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war.
- World War II: Benito Mussolini is forced out of office by the Grand Council of Fascism and is replaced by Pietro Badoglio.
- The Norwegian Manifesto calls for nonviolent resistance to the German occupation.
- General Henri Guisan orders the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and makes surrender illegal.
- The Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
- Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.
- Sir Robert Borden introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
- RFC Captain Lanoe Hawker becomes the first British pursuit aviator to earn the Victoria Cross.
- Louis Blériot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine from (Calais to Dover, England, United Kingdom) in 37 minutes.
- Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in kombu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.
- In the Puerto Rican Campaign, the United States seizes Puerto Rico from Spain.
- The First Sino-Japanese War begins when the Japanese fire upon a Chinese warship.
- The Japanese daimyōs begin returning their land holdings to the emperor as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 17, 1869).
- The Wyoming Territory is established.
- The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.
- American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the war is being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.
- Joaquin Murrieta, the famous Californio bandit known as the "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.
- The first commercial use of an electrical telegraph is successfully demonstrated in London by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone.
- Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
- War of 1812: An American attack on Canada is repulsed.
- At Abu Qir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.
- Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
- The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French royal family is harmed.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
- American Revolutionary War: The war's last action, the Siege of Cuddalore, is ended by a preliminary peace agreement.
- French and Indian War: In Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from the French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.
- British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council order the deportation of the Acadians.
- Dummer's War begins along the Maine-Massachusetts border.
- Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Mexico.
- The English ship Sea Venture, en route to Virginia, is deliberately driven ashore during a storm at Bermuda to prevent its sinking; the survivors go on to found a new colony there.
- James VI of Scotland is crowned king of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. Political union would occur in 1707.
- Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
- Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
- Mary I marries Philip II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral.
- Henry II of France is crowned.
- The city of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
- Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the city of Santiago de Cali.
- The Battle of Molinella: The first battle in Italy in which firearms are used extensively.
- The naval Battle of Algeciras takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in a victory for the Emirate of Granada and the Maranid Dynasty over the Kingdom of Castile.
- The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
- Battle of Ourique: The Almoravids, led by Ali ibn Yusuf, are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques who is proclaimed King of Portugal.
- Eleanor of Aquitaine married Prince Louis, later King Louis VII of France, at the Cathedral of Saint-André in Bordeaux.
- The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
- Climax of the Siege of Thessalonica by the Slavs in a three-day assault on the city walls.
- The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum in Rome to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.
- Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
Births On This Day
- McKenna Grace, American child actress
- Nat Butcher, Australian rugby league player
- Sergei Simonov, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2016)
- Toni Duggan, English footballer
- Thodoris Karapetsas, Greek footballer
- Natalia Vieru, Russian basketball player
- John Goossens, Dutch footballer
- Tom Hiariej, Dutch footballer
- Stacey Kemp, English skater
- Paulinho, Brazilian footballer
- Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer
- Richard Bachman, American ice hockey player
- Mitchell Burgzorg, Dutch footballer and rapper
- Fernando, Brazilian footballer
- Jax Jones, English DJ, singer and songwriter
- Eran Zahavi, Israeli footballer
- Abraham Gneki Guié, Ivorian footballer
- Hulk, Brazilian footballer
- James Lafferty, American actor and athlete
- Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
- Hugo Rodallega, Colombian footballer
- Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
- Nenad Krstić, Serbian basketball player
- Brad Renfro, American actor and musician (d. 2008)
- Jason Dundas, Australian TV host
- Conor Casey, American soccer player
- Constantinos Charalambidis, Cypriot footballer
- Yūichi Komano, Japanese footballer
- Mac Lethal, American rapper and producer
- Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
- Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
- Toni Vilander, Finnish race car driver
- David Wachs, American actor and producer
- Scott Waldrom, New Zealand rugby player
- Ali Carter, English snooker player
- Tom Lungley, English cricketer and umpire
- Gerard Warren, American football player
- Louise Brown, first human to be born via IVF
- Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
- Marcos Assunção, Brazilian footballer
- Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet and critic
- Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Jody Craddock, English footballer and coach
- Jean-Claude Darcheville, Guianan-French footballer
- El Zorro, Mexican wrestler
- Brian Gibson, American bass player
- Evgeni Nabokov, Russian ice hockey player
- Lauren Faust, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
- Julia Laffranque, Estonian lawyer and judge
- Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese rugby player and wrestler
- Dani Filth, English singer-songwriter
- Kevin Phillips, English footballer
- Igli Tare, Albanian footballer
- David Penna, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Roger Creager, American singer-songwriter
- Tracy Murray, American basketball player
- Billy Wagner, American baseball player and coach
- Jon Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian politician, 39th Premier of Queensland
- Rudi Bryson, South African cricketer
- Shi Tao, Chinese journalist and poet
- Matt LeBlanc, American actor and producer
- Ruth Peetoom, Dutch minister and politician
- Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian footballer and referee
- Daryl Halligan, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
- Maureen Herman, American bass player
- Diana Johnson, English politician
- Marty Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Illeana Douglas, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Dale Shearer, Australian rugby league player
- Anne Applebaum, American journalist and author
- Tony Granato, American ice hockey player and coach
- Breuk Iversen, American designer and journalist
- Denis Coderre, Canadian politician, 44th Mayor of Montreal
- Julian Hodgson, Welsh chess player
- Carin Bakkum, Dutch tennis player
- Doug Drabek, American baseball player and coach
- Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
- Justice Howard, American photographer
- Māris Martinsons, Latvian film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor
- Fyodor Cherenkov, Russian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
- Geoffrey Zakarian, American chef and author
- Alexei Filippenko, American astrophysicist and academic
- Thurston Moore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Mark Hunter, English politician
- Steve Podborski, Canadian skier
- Andy Goldsworthy, English-Scottish sculptor and photographer
- Frances Arnold, American scientist and engineer
- Iman, Somalian-English model and actress
- Randall Bewley, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
- Ken Greer, Canadian guitarist, keyboard player, and producer
- Sheena McDonald, Scottish journalist
- Walter Payton, American football player and race car driver (d. 1999)
- Jochem Ziegert, German footballer and manager
- Joseph A. Tunzi, Chicago based author, foremost expert on Elvis Presley
- Robert Zoellick, American banker and politician, 14th United States Deputy Secretary of State
- Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese architect, designed the Estádio Municipal de Braga
- Jack Thompson, American lawyer and activist
- Verdine White, American bass player and producer
- Mark Clarke, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Steve Goodman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
- José Areas, Nicaraguan drummer
- Nicole Farhi, French fashion designer and sculptor
- John Gibson, American radio host
- Rita Marley, Cuban-Jamaican singer
- P. Selvarasa, Sri Lankan politician
- Ljupka Dimitrovska, Macedonian-Croatian pop singer (d. 2016)
- Sally Beauman, English journalist and author (d. 2016)
- Jim McCarty, English singer and drummer
- Erika Steinbach, Polish-German politician
- Bruce Woodley, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Manny Charlton, Spanish-born Scottish rock musician and songwriter (Nazareth)
- Nate Thurmond, American basketball player (d. 2016)
- Emmett Till, American lynching victim (d. 1955)
- Richard Ballantine, American-English journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Colin Renfrew, Baron Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, English archaeologist and academic
- Gerry Ashmore, English race car driver
- Glenn Murcutt, English-Australian architect and academic
- Barbara Harris, American actress and singer (d. 2018)
- Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian businessman (d. 2017)
- Gilbert Parent, Canadian educator and politician, 33rd Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada (d. 2009)
- John Robinson, American football player and coach
- Larry Sherry, American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)
- Lars Werner, Swedish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Don Ellis, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1978)
- Claude Zidi, French director and screenwriter
- Paul J. Weitz, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
- James Butler, English sculptor and educator
- Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer and manager (d. 1985)
- Maureen Forrester, Canadian actress and singer (d. 2010)
- Alice Parizeau, Polish-Canadian journalist and criminologist (d. 1990)
- Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (d. 2015)
- Annie Ross, Scottish-American singer and actress
- Judd Buchanan, Canadian businessman and politician, 36th Canadian Minister of Public Works
- Somnath Chatterjee, Indian lawyer and politician, 14th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2018)
- Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1995)
- Dolphy, Filipino actor, singer, and producer (d. 2012)
- Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)
- Nils Taube, Estonian-English businessman (d. 2008)
- Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
- Midge Decter, American journalist and author
- Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician, 10th Governor of Punjab (d. 2000)
- Jean-Marie Seroney, Kenyan activist and politician (d. 1982)
- Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2009)
- Bernard Thompson, British television producer and director (d. 1998)
- Beatriz Segall, Brazilian actress (d. 2018)
- Benny Benjamin, American R&B drummer (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1969)
- Jerry Paris, American actor and director (d. 1986)
- Dick Passwater, American racing driver
- Jutta Zilliacus, Finnish journalist and politician
- Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)
- Scotch Taylor, South African cricketer and hockey player (d. 2004)
- Estelle Getty, American actress (d. 2008)
- Edgar Gilbert, American mathematician and theorist (d. 2013)
- Maria Gripe, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2007)
- Adolph Herseth, American soldier and trumpet player (d. 2013)
- Lionel Terray, French mountaineer (d. 1965)
- Rosalind Franklin, English biophysicist, chemist, and academic (d. 1958)
- Jane Frank, American painter and sculptor (d. 1986)
- Fritz Honegger, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 1999)
- Lucien Saulnier, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
- S. U. Ethirmanasingham, Sri Lankan businessman and politician
- Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
- Woody Strode, American football player and actor (d. 1994)
- Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)
- Ambroise-Marie Carré, French priest and author (d. 2004)
- Jack Gilford, American actor (d. 1990)
- Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1970)
- Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-Swiss novelist, playwright, and memoirist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
- Georges Grignard, French race car driver (d. 1977)
- Denys Watkins-Pitchford, English author and illustrator (d. 1990)
- Eric Hoffer, American philosopher and author (d. 1983)
- Ruth Krauss, American author and poet (d. 1993)
- Mohammed Helmy, Egyptian physician and Righteous Among the Nations (d.1982)
- Lila Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1973)
- Jack Perrin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1967)
- Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (d. 1952)
- Ingeborg Spangsfeldt, Danish actress (d. 1968)
- Walter Brennan, American actor (d. 1974)
- Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb revolutionary (d. 1918)
- Edward Cummins, American golfer (d. 1926)
- Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1947)
- George S. Rentz, American commander (d. 1942)
- Masaharu Anesaki, Japanese philosopher and scholar (d. 1949)
- Jim Corbett, Indian hunter, environmentalist, and author (d. 1955)
- Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator (d. 1966)
- Platon, Estonian bishop and saint (d. 1919)
- Max Dauthendey, German author and painter (d. 1918)
- Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)
- Frederick Blackman, English physiologist and academic (d. 1947)
- Jac. P. Thijsse, Dutch botanist and conservationist (d. 1945)
- Frank J. Sprague, American naval officer and inventor (d. 1934)
- Arthur Balfour, Scottish-English lieutenant and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1930)
- Paul Langerhans, German pathologist, physiologist and biologist (d. 1888)
- Thomas Eakins, American painter, sculptor, and photographer (d. 1916)
- Francis Garnier, French captain and explorer (d. 1873)
- Maria Weston Chapman, American abolitionist (d. 1885)
- Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1889)
- Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires, French-Spanish captain and politician, 10th Viceroy of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (d. 1810)
- Henry Knox, American general and politician, 1st United States Secretary of War (d. 1806)
- Pieter Langendijk, Dutch playwright and poet (d. 1756)
- Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish general (d. 1703)
- Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer (d. 1714)
- Agostino Steffani, Italian composer and diplomat (d. 1728)
- Joseph Williamson, English politician (d. 1701)
- Theodore Haak, German scholar (d. 1690)
- Brian Twyne, English archivist (d. 1644)
- Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and Jesuit (d. 1650)
- Katō Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
- George Peele, English translator, poet, and dramatist (d. 1596)
- Alphonsus Rodriguez, Jesuit lay brother and saint (d. 1617)
- Hernando de Aragón, Archbishop of Zaragoza (d. 1575)
- Albrecht VII, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1547)
- Jakob Wimpfeling, Renaissance humanist (d. 1528)
- Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
- Philip I, Duke of Brabant (d. 1430)
- James I, king of Scotland (d. 1437)
- Albert I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1404)
- Hawys Gadarn, Welsh noblewoman (d. 1353)
- Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)
- Ibn Arabi, Andalusian Sufi mystic, poet, and philosopher (d. 1240)
- Afonso I, king of Portugal (d. 1185)
- Casimir I the Restorer, duke of Poland (d. 1058)
- Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg (d. 1018)
Deaths On This Day
- Sergio Marchionne, Italian-Canadian businessman (b. 1952)
- Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
- Jacques Andreani, French diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (b. 1929)
- R. S. Gavai, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor of Kerala (b. 1929)
- Bob Kauffman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1946)
- Bel Kaufman, German-American author and academic (b. 1911)
- Richard Larter, Australian painter and illustrator (b. 1929)
- Walter De Maria, American sculptor, illustrator, and composer (b. 1935)
- William J. Guste, American lawyer and politician (b. 1922)
- Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (b. 1924)
- B. R. Ishara, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1934)
- Barry Langford, English director and producer (b. 1926)
- Greg Mohns, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1950)
- Franz West, Austrian painter and sculptor (b. 1947)
- Michael Cacoyannis, Cypriot-Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Vernon Forrest, American boxer (b. 1971)
- Stanley Middleton, English author (b. 1919)
- Harry Patch, English soldier (b. 1898)
- Jeff Fehring, Australian footballer (b. 1955)
- Tracy Hall, American chemist and academic (b. 1919)
- Randy Pausch, American computer scientist and educator (b. 1960)
- Bernd Jakubowski, German footballer and manager (b. 1952)
- Ezra Fleischer, Romanian-Israeli poet and philologist (b. 1928)
- Albert Mangelsdorff, German trombonist (b. 1928)
- John Passmore, Australian philosopher and academic (b. 1914)
- Ludwig Bölkow, German engineer (b. 1912)
- John Schlesinger, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Abdel Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher and poet (b. 1917)
- Rudi Faßnacht, German footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1934)
- Evangelos Papastratos, Greek businessman, co-founded Papastratos (b. 1910)
- Ben Hogan, American golfer (b. 1912)
- Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter (b. 1932)
- Alfred Drake, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
- Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician (b. 1893)
- Steve Rubell, American businessman, co-owner of Studio 54 (b. 1943)
- Judith Barsi, American child actress (b. 1978)
- Vincente Minnelli, American director and screenwriter (b. 1903)
- Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1913)
- Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
- Hal Foster, Canadian-American author and illustrator (b. 1892)
- Rosa A. González, Puerto Rican nurse, author, feminist, and activist (b. 1889)
- Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1938)
- Amy Jacques Garvey, Jamaican-American journalist and activist (b. 1895)
- Louis St. Laurent, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1882)
- John Meyers, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)
- Leroy Robertson, American composer and educator (b. 1896)
- Konstantinos Parthenis, Egyptian-Greek painter (b. 1878)
- Frank O'Hara, American poet and critic (b. 1926)
- Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (b. 1877)
- Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 9th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1879)
- Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, Polish-born Irish rabbi and author (b. 1888)
- Otto Lasanen, Finnish wrestler (b. 1891)
- Herbert Murrill, English organist and composer (b. 1909)
- Fred Englehardt, American triple jumper (b. 1879)
- François Coty, French businessman, founded Coty, Inc. (b. 1874)
- Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian politician, 14th Chancellor of Austria (b. 1892)
- John Taylor, American religious leader, 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1808)
- James Barry, English soldier and surgeon (b. 1799)
- Jonas Furrer, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1805)
- Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and engineer (b. 1766)
- Dominique Jean Larrey, French physician and surgeon (b. 1766)
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English philosopher, poet, and critic (b. 1772)
- Maria Szymanowska, Polish composer and pianist (b. 1789)
- Kondraty Ryleyev, Russian poet and publisher (b. 1795)
- André Chénier, Greek-French poet and author (b. 1762)
- Jean-Antoine Roucher, French poet and author (b. 1745)
- Friedrich von der Trenck, Prussian adventurer and author (b. 1726)
- Isaac Low, American merchant and politician (b. 1735)
- Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educator and reformer (b. 1723)
- William Livingston, American soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)
- Urian Oakes, English-American minister and educator (b. 1631)
- Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English general and politician (b. 1584)
- Andreas Libavius, German physician and chemist (b. 1550)
- Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer (b. 1556)
- Isaac Luria, Ottoman rabbi and mystic (b. 1534)
- Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1503)
- Innocent VIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1432)
- Charles of Artois, French nobleman (b. 1394)
- Thomas à Kempis, German priest and mystic
- Martin I, king of Sicily (b. 1376)
- Sibylla, queen of Jerusalem
- Ichijō, emperor of Japan (b. 980)
- Ragenold, margrave of Neustria
- Constantius Chlorus, Roman emperor (b. 250)