On This Day in History: July 26
July 26 is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 158 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- 18-year-old wins $26,000 a year for life in Florida lottery. One lucky Florida teen will receive $26,000 year after winning the top prize in the state's latest $500 a Week for Life scratch-off lottery.
- Lottery winner invested $3M in crystal meth ring. Georgia Lottery winner Ronnie Music will be singing the blues for a long time after he was busted for trafficking crystal meth following his $3 million win.
- British Columbia Lottery taking bets on US election. Who says Canadians can't participate in US elections?
- Couple rescues lottery ticket from trash, wins $1M. A Massachusetts couple has won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket they dug out of the trash after inadvertently throwing it away.
- Inquiry in Iowa Lottery mystery touches Canada. Investigators seeking to unravel an attempted multimillion-dollar Iowa Lottery jackpot scheme have been in contact with Canadian authorities and are looking into people who may have been involved, an agent said Thursday.
- Man credits fortune cookie for $1M lottery win. A Massachusetts man took a fortune cookie's message to heart and ended up winning $1 million.
- Record Powerball winner offers $2M to fix Maine high school's roof. The 84-year-old Florida resident who scored the largest undivided American lottery jackpot ever wants to donate $2 million to fix the roof of a Maine high school in her hometown.
- Struggling UK family facing a bright future after lottery win. A young family on the verge of losing everything have scooped a £5.8 million (US$8.9 million) lottery fortune.
- Wisconsin lottery auditors don't like branded scratch games. Wisconsin state auditors issued a report recommending the Wisconsin Lottery stop offering games which involve license fees, such as the new Packers game set to go on sale Friday.
- Want to be on TV? Hoosier Lottery searches for on-air draw talent. The Hoosier Lottery and FOX59 in Indianapolis are conducting a statewide talent search to cast on-air draw talent for soon-to-be on the air Daily 3 and Daily 4 live TV drawings.
- Colorado Lottery chief to leave at year's end. Colorado Lottery Director Abel Tapia will retire at the end of the year after serving more than 3 years in the role.
- Mich. lottery winner to plead guilty to felony firearm charges. A Williams Township, Michigan, man who had nearly $1 million in cash two years ago and is now destitute and charged with four firearm-related felonies is set to accept a plea deal in Bay County Circuit Court.
- N.J. Gov. wants video lottery. New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, who cost the state millions of dollars in tax revenue by shutting down the state's lottery and casino games in a move to force legislators to accept massive tax increases, proposed Tuesday that New Jersey should add video lottery terminals.
- $10 Billion Lottery Proposal Stalls in Illinois. A proposal by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) to increase funding for public education by selling or leasing the state lottery for $10 billion may be headed nowhere.
- First Ever Multi-State Video Lottery Game Up and Running. The lotteries of Delaware, Rhode Island, and West Virginia have begun operation of America's first multi-state video lottery game.
- Bill would allow state leaders to remove N.C. lottery commissioners. North Carolina lottery commissioners could be stripped of their appointments for just cause under a bill recommended Tuesday by a House committee.
- Iowa Lottery sales jump 60% in last 12 months. Iowa Lottery sales more than doubled in the last 12 months according to a report released today, fueled in large part by those now-silent TouchPlay machines.
- BETonSPORTS Fires Jailed CEO. Embattled online gambling firm BETonSPORTS dealt its incarcerated chief executive out of the game with a terse announcement Tuesday that David Carruthers has been terminated.
- Internet gambling bill seen delayed in Senate. A bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling appears unlikely to win U.S. Senate passage before senators begin a month-long recess on August 4, two Republican leadership aides said on Tuesday.
- Powerball sales skid hurts lottery profits. Powerball players got lucky during the past 12 months, winning lots of smaller multistate jackpots but dampening overall enthusiasm by reducing the number of huge payoffs in the $200 million to $300 million range.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $44 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $44 million, with a cash option of $23.2 million.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $25 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $25 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Mystery lottery winner donates winning ticket. Officials in western Japan are marvelling at the generosity of a mystery philanthropist who donated a $1.8 million lottery ticket to help victims of recent torrential rainstorms.
- Man wins lottery two days after divorce from cheating wife finalized. Randy Fletcher, a man whose life was in shambles after he lost his house and life savings in a divorce, got a new lease on life when he won the Hoosier Lotto jackpot two days after the divorce proceedings were finalized.
- Maine gears up for Powerball. Convenience store owners and lottery diehards are gearing up for the arrival of the Powerball multi-state game, which goes on sale in Maine for the first time at noon Friday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$434.8 Million
Jul 27, 2016
- 2.$282 Million
Jul 28, 2017
- 3.$250 Million
Jul 29, 1998
- 4.$220 Million
Jul 26, 2017
- 5.€196.4 Million
Jul 27, 2019
- 6.$196 Million
Jul 27, 2013
- 7.$168 Million
Jul 28, 2018
- 8.€135 Million
Jul 27, 2012
- 9.$139 Million
Jul 28, 2012
- 10.€113 Million
Jul 29, 2005
- 11.$135 Million
Jul 26, 2006
- 12.€113.2 Million
Jul 26, 2016
- 13.$111 Million
Jul 27, 2011
- 14.$102 Million
Jul 29, 2009
- 15.$100 Million
Jul 29, 2015
- 16.€84.78 Million
Jul 29, 2016
- 17.$94 Million
Jul 28, 2007
- 18.€75.67 Million
Jul 27, 2017
- 19.$77 Million
Jul 29, 2014
- 20.$75 Million
Jul 27, 2019
- 20.$75 Million
Jul 26, 2003
- 22.$73 Million
Jul 28, 2000
- 23.$71 Million
Jul 27, 1999
- 24.€61 Million
Jul 26, 2016
- 25.$67 Million
Jul 28, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Jul 26, 1990
29 years old
Wednesday, Jul 26, 1978
41 years old
Saturday, Jul 26, 1969
50 years old
Monday, Jul 26, 1965
54 years old
Sunday, Jul 26, 1959
60 years old
Friday, Jul 26, 1957
62 years old
Friday, Jul 26, 1957
62 years old
Tuesday, Jul 26, 1955
64 years old
Tuesday, Jul 26, 1955
64 years old
Tuesday, Jul 26, 1955
64 years old
Thursday, Jul 26, 1951
68 years old
Saturday, Jul 26, 1947
72 years old
Wednesday, Jul 26, 1944
75 years old
Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Sagamihara stabbings occur in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. 19 people are killed.
- Hillary Clinton becomes the first female nominee for President of the United States by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
- Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth.
- The militant Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram attacks a police station in Bauchi, leading to reprisals by the Nigeria Police Force and four days of violence across multiple cities.
- Fifty-six people are killed and over 200 people are injured, in the Ahmedabad bombings in India.
- Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission: Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
- Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, resulting in floods killing over 5,000 people.
- Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. The Indian Army announces the complete eviction of Pakistani intruders.
- Asiana Airlines Flight 733 crashes into a ridge on Mt. Ungeo on its third attempt to land at Mokpo Airport, South Korea. 68 of the 116 people onboard are killed.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.
- A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
- The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
- Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis forms the country's first civil government after seven years of military rule.
- Apollo program: Launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.
- Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
- Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
- An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (present-day North Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
- The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development votes to admit Japan.
- Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
- Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.
- Following the World Bank's refusal to fund building the Aswan Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, sparking international condemnation.
- Cold War: Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement
- Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid.
- Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War.
- King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
- Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom.
- U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military of the United States.
- Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council.
- Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport.
- The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.
- World War II: The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.
- World War II: HMS Vestal is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the war.
- World War II: The USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with components and enriched uranium for the Little Boy nuclear bomb.
- World War II: The Red Army enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, capturing it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation.
- World War II: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, the United States, Britain and the Netherlands freeze all Japanese assets and cut off oil shipments.
- Spanish Civil War: End of the Battle of Brunete with the Nationalist victory.
- Spanish Civil War: Germany and Italy decide to intervene in the war in support for Francisco Franco and the Nationalist faction.
- King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the throne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
- Emmy Noether's paper, which became known as Noether's theorem was presented at Göttingen, Germany, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy.
- United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
- Ulises Heureaux, the 27th President of the Dominican Republic, is assassinated.
- Anglo-Afghan War: The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India.
- Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
- France annexes Tahiti.
- In Buenos Aires, Argentina the Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman's resignation.
- Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.
- Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
- The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa.
- American Civil War: Morgan's Raid ends; At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.
- American Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
- Liberia declares its independence.
- José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simón Bolívar.
- First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia, between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis.
- The Swedish-Norwegian War begins.
- The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London, United Kingdom.
- New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
- The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania takes office as Postmaster General.
- French and Indian War: The Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
- The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.
- During the Bavarian Rummel the rural population of Tyrol drove the Bavarian Prince-Elector Maximilian II Emanuel out of North Tyrol with a victory at the Pontlatzer Bridge and thus prevented the Bavarian Army, which was allied with France, from marching as planned on Vienna during the War of the Spanish Succession.
- Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): The northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spanish king, Philip II.
- Francisco Pizarro González, Spanish conquistador, is appointed governor of Peru.
- The Emperor Krishnadevaraya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
- Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Edgecote Moor, pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England, takes place.
- Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V.
- Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at the Battle of Valdejunquera.
- Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I is killed and his heir Staurakios is seriously wounded.
- First Fitna: In the Battle of Siffin, troops led by Ali ibn Abu Talib clash with those led by Muawiyah I.
Births On This Day
- Olivia Breen, British sprinter
- Ella Leivo, Finnish tennis player
- Raymond Faitala-Mariner, New Zealand rugby league player
- Marika Koroibete, Fijian rugby player
- Tyson Barrie, Canadian ice hockey player
- Yurie Omi, Japanese female announcer
- Sayaka Akimoto, Filipino-Japanese actress and singer
- Panagiotis Kone, Greek footballer
- Jordie Benn, Canadian ice hockey player
- Fredy Montero, Colombian footballer
- Leonardo Ulloa, Argentinian footballer
- John White, English footballer
- Marcus Benard, American football player
- Gaël Clichy, French footballer
- Audrey De Montigny, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Mat Gamel, American baseball player
- Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
- Benjamin Kayser, French rugby player
- Sabri Sarıoğlu, Turkish footballer
- Kelly Clark, American snowboarder
- Stephen Makinwa, Nigerian footballer
- Roderick Strong, American wrestler
- Naomi van As, Dutch field hockey player
- Delonte West, American basketball player
- Gilad Hochman, Israeli composer
- Christopher Kane, Scottish fashion designer
- Abe Forsythe, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Maicon Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
- Jacinda Ardern, 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Dave Baksh, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Robert Gallery, American football player
- Friedrich Michau, German rugby player
- Derek Paravicini, English pianist
- Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
- Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
- Juliet Rylance, English actress
- Joaquín Benoit, Dominican baseball player
- Martin Laursen, Danish footballer and manager
- Tanja Szewczenko, German figure skater
- Elena Kustarova, Russian ice dancer and coach
- Ingo Schultz, German sprinter
- Joe Smith, American basketball player
- Elizabeth Truss, English accountant and politician, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Iron & Wine, American singer-songwriter
- Kees Meeuws, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- Dean Sturridge, English footballer and sportscaster
- Kate Beckinsale, English actress
- Mariano Raffo, Argentinian director and producer
- Nathan Buckley, Australian footballer and coach
- Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer and coach
- Chris Harrison, America television personality
- Greg Colbrunn, American baseball player and coach
- Tanni Grey-Thompson, Welsh baroness and wheelchair racer
- Frédéric Diefenthal, French actor and director
- Jim Naismith, Scottish biologist and academic
- Olivia Williams, English actress
- Martin Baker, English organist and conductor
- Tim Schafer, American video game designer, founded Double Fine Productions
- Jason Statham, English actor
- Angelo di Livio, Italian footballer
- Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer
- Jim Lindberg, American singer and guitarist
- Sandra Bullock, American actress and producer
- Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
- Anne Provoost, Belgian author
- Jeff Stoughton, Canadian curler
- Gary Cherone, American singer-songwriter
- Andy Connell, English keyboard player and songwriter
- Felix Dexter, Caribbean-English comedian and actor (d. 2013)
- Rick Bragg, American author and journalist
- Kevin Spacey, American actor and director
- Monti Davis, American basketball player (d. 2013)
- Angela Hewitt, Canadian-English pianist
- Norman Baker, Scottish politician
- Nana Visitor, American actress
- Peter Fincham, English screenwriter and producer
- Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater
- Tommy Rich, American wrestler
- Tim Tremlett, English cricketer and coach
- Aleksandrs Starkovs, Latvian footballer and coach
- Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani businessman and politician, 11th President of Pakistan
- Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player and coach (d. 1994)
- Felix Magath, German footballer and manager
- Robert Phillips, American guitarist
- Henk Bleker, Dutch politician
- Earl Tatum, American professional basketball player
- Glynis Breakwell, English psychologist and academic
- Rick Martin, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- Nelinho, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Nicholas Evans, English journalist, screenwriter, and producer
- Susan George, English actress and producer
- Anne Rafferty, English lawyer and judge
- Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
- Thaksin Shinawatra, Thai businessman and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Thailand
- Roger Taylor, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
- Luboš Andršt, Czech guitarist and songwriter
- Herbert Wiesinger, German figure skater
- Emilio de Villota, Spanish race car driver
- Betty Davis, American singer-songwriter
- Helen Mirren, English actress
- Peter Hyams, American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
- Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak politician, 1st Prime Minister of Slovakia
- Teddy Pilette, Belgian race car driver
- Jean Baubérot, French historian and sociologist
- Darlene Love, American singer and actress
- Brenton Wood, American R&B singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
- Brian Mawhinney, Baron Mawhinney, Northern Irish-British academic and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
- Bobby Rousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet (d. 2011)
- John Howard, Australian lawyer and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Australia
- Bob Lilly, American football player and photographer
- Richard Marlow, English organist and conductor (d. 2013)
- Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
- Keith Peters, Welsh physician and academic
- Tsutomu Koyama, Japanese volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)
- Lawrie McMenemy, English footballer and manager
- Tommy McDonald, American football player
- Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2006)
- Plínio de Arruda Sampaio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- Barbara Jefford, English actress
- Marc Lalonde, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Canadian Minister of Justice
- Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-French pianist and educator (d. 2012)
- Don Beauman, English race car driver (d. 1955)
- Francesco Cossiga, Italian academic and politician, 8th President of Italy (d. 2010)
- Elliott Erwitt, French-American photographer and director
- Ibn-e-Safi, Indian-Pakistani author and poet (d. 1980)
- Joe Jackson, American talent manager, father of Michael Jackson (d. 2018)
- Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1999)
- Peter Lougheed, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Premier of Alberta (d. 2012)
- Sally Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, Irish-born English politician
- Bernice Rubens, Welsh author (d. 2004)
- Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
- James Best, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish physician and politician (d. 2000)
- Joseph Engelberger, American physicist and engineer (d. 2015)
- Gene Gutowski, Polish-American producer (d. 2016)
- Ana María Matute, Spanish author and academic (d. 2014)
- Jan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
- Hoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)
- Blake Edwards, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Jim Foglesong, American record producer (d. 2013)
- Jason Robards, American actor (d. 2000)
- Tom Saffell, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
- Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Bob Waterfield, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
- Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)
- James Lovelock, English biologist and chemist
- Marjorie Lord, American actress (d. 2015)
- Dean Brooks, American physician and actor (d. 2013)
- Jaime Luiz Coelho, Brazilian archbishop (d. 2013)
- C. Farris Bryant, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Governor of Florida (d. 2002)
- Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1993)
- Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
- Kan Yuet-keung, Hong Kong banker, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
- Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1994)
- Vivian Vance, American actress and singer (d. 1979)
- Lucien Wercollier, Luxembourger sculptor (d. 2002)
- Irena Iłłakowicz, German-Polish lieutenant (d. 1943)
- Edwin Albert Link, American industrialist and entrepreneur, invented the flight simulator (d. 1981)
- Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (d. 1963)
- Sarah Kafrit, Israeli politician and teacher (d. 1983)
- Harold D. Cooley, American lawyer and politician (d. 1974)
- Paul Gallico, American journalist and author (d. 1976)
- Tim Birkin, English soldier and race car driver (d. 1933)
- Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (d. 1964)
- Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (d. 1963)
- George Grosz, German painter and illustrator (d. 1959)
- Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (d. 1966)
- Daniel J. Callaghan, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1942)
- Reginald Hands, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1918)
- Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
- Roy Castleton, Major League Baseball player (d.1967)
- André Maurois, French soldier and author (d. 1967)
- Albert Dunstan, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1950)
- Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian playwright and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 1951)
- Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal and politician, 48th Japanese Minister of War (d. 1962)
- Ernst Hoppenberg, German swimmer and water polo player (d. 1937)
- Jesse Lauriston Livermore, American investor and security analyst, "Great Bear of Wall Street" (d. 1940)
- Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1961)
- Antonio Machado, Spanish poet and academic (d. 1939)
- Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)
- Philipp Scheidemann, German journalist and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1939)
- Rajanikanta Sen, Indian poet and composer (d. 1910)
- Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer (d. 1948)
- Tom Garrett, Australian cricketer and lawyer (d. 1943)
- George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)
- Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1936)
- Philippe Gaucher, French dermatologist and academic (d. 1918)
- Stefan Drzewiecki, Ukrainian-Polish engineer and journalist (d. 1938)
- Alfred Marshall, English economist and academic (d. 1924)
- Carl Robert Jakobson, Estonian journalist and politician (d. 1882)
- Auguste Beernaert, Belgian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1912)
- Justin Holland, American guitarist and educator (d. 1887)
- Mariano Arista, Mexican general and politician, 42nd President of Mexico (d. 1855)
- George Catlin, American painter, author, and traveler (d. 1872)
- Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1844)
- John Field, Irish pianist and composer (d. 1837)
- George Clinton, American general and politician, 4th Vice President of the United States (d. 1812)
- Lorenz Christoph Mizler, German physician, mathematician, and historian (d. 1778)
- Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1711)
- Murad IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1640)
- Christian Egenolff, German printer (d. 1555)
- Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Worcester, English noble (d. 1439)
- Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Polish bishop and saint (d. 1079)
Deaths On This Day
- Adem Demaci, Kosovo Albanian politician and writer (b. 1936)
- John Kline American basketball player (b.1931)
- June Foray, American voice actress (b. 1917)
- Patti Deutsch, American voice artist and comedic actress (b. 1943)
- Ronald Phillips, American criminal (b. 1973)
- Bijoy Krishna Handique, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Mines (b. 1934)
- Flora MacDonald, Canadian banker and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Communications (b. 1926)
- Leo Reise, Jr., Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
- Ann Rule, American police officer and author (b. 1931)
- Oleh Babayev, Ukrainian businessman and politician (b. 1965)
- Charles R. Larson, American admiral (b. 1936)
- Richard MacCormac, English architect, founded MJP Architects (b. 1938)
- Sergei O. Prokofieff, Russian anthropologist and author (b. 1954)
- Roland Verhavert, Belgian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
- Luther F. Cole, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
- Harley Flanders, American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)
- Sung Jae-gi, South Korean philosopher and activist (b. 1967)
- George P. Mitchell, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1919)
- Don Bagley, American bassist and composer (b. 1927)
- Karl Benjamin, American painter and educator (b. 1925)
- Miriam Ben-Porat, Russian-Israeli lawyer and jurist (b. 1918)
- Lupe Ontiveros, American actress (b. 1942)
- James D. Watkins, American admiral and politician, 6th United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1927)
- Joe Arroyo, Colombian singer-songwriter and composer (b. 1955)
- Richard Harris, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1948)
- Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese author and screenwriter (b. 1931)
- Margaret Olley, Australian painter and philanthropist (b. 1923)
- Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean politician (b. 1945)
- Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)
- Lars Forssell, Swedish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)
- Skip Prosser, American basketball player and coach (b. 1950)
- Alexander Golitzen, Russian-born American production designer and art director (b. 1908)
- Jack Hirshleifer, American economist and academic (b. 1925)
- Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
- William A. Mitchell, American chemist, created Pop Rocks and Cool Whip (b. 1911)
- Rex T. Barber, American colonel and pilot (b. 1917)
- Peter von Zahn, German journalist and author (b. 1913)
- John Tukey, American mathematician and academic (b. 1915)
- Walter Jackson Bate, American author and critic (b. 1918)
- Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (b. 1917)
- Max Winter, American businessman and sports executive (b. 1903)
- Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian-American guitarist and composer (b. 1917)
- Raymond Mailloux, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1918)
- George W. Romney, American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (b. 1907)
- James Luther Adams, American theologian and academic (b. 1901)
- Matthew Ridgway, American general (b. 1895)
- Mary Wells, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
- Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani philosopher, scholar, and academic (b. 1919)
- W. Averell Harriman, American politician and diplomat, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1891)
- George Gallup, American mathematician and statistician, founded the Gallup Company (b. 1901)
- Ed Gein, American serial killer (b. 1906)
- Diane Arbus, American photographer and academic (b. 1923)
- Robert Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 11th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
- Cemal Tollu, Turkish lieutenant and painter (b. 1899)
- Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (b. 1884)
- Cedric Gibbons, British art director and production designer (b. 1893)
- Carlos Castillo Armas, Authoritarian ruler of Guatemala (1954-1957)
- Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician, 135th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1883)
- Eva Perón, Argentinian politician, 25th First Lady of Argentina (b. 1919)
- James Mitchell, Australian politician, 13th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1866)
- Roberto Arlt, Argentinian author and playwright (b. 1900)
- Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician and academic (b. 1875)
- Winsor McCay, American cartoonist, animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1871)
- Fred Duesenberg, German-American businessman, co-founded the Duesenberg Company (b. 1876)
- Pavlos Karolidis, Greek historian and academic (b. 1849)
- Robert Todd Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 35th United States Secretary of War, son of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1843)
- Antonio Ascari, Italian race car driver (b. 1888)
- Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1848)
- William Jennings Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)
- Howard Vernon, Australian actor (b. 1848)
- Edward Poynter, English painter and illustrator (b. 1836)
- James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (b. 1837)
- Ulises Heureaux, 22nd, 26th, and 27th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1845)
- Otto, king of Greece (b. 1815)
- Sam Houston, American general and politician, 7th Governor of Texas (b. 1793)
- Maximilian Francis, archduke of Austria (b. 1756)
- Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1660)
- Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1631)
- Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, queen of Sweden (b. 1656)
- Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1646)
- John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet and courtier (b. 1647)
- Mary Frith, English female criminal (b. 1584)
- Charles Emmanual I, duke of Savoy (b. 1562)
- Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1542)
- Miguel de Benavides, Spanish archbishop and sinologist (b. 1552)
- Armand de Gontant, French marshal (b. 1524)
- Atahualpa, Inca emperor abducted and murdered by Francisco Pizarro (b. ca. 1500)
- Paul II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1417)
- Cecily Neville, duchess of Warwick (b. 1424)
- Kōmyō, emperor of Japan (b. 1322)
- Fujiwara no Kaneie, Japanese statesman (b. 929)
- Motoyoshi, Japanese nobleman and poet (b. 890)
- Li Hanzhi, Chinese warlord (b. 842)
- Nikephoros I, Byzantine emperor
- Celestine I, pope of the Catholic Church
- Cheng of Jin, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 321)