On This Day in History: July 27
July 27 is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 157 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Alabama governor calls special session for state lottery. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley believes a statewide lottery is the "permanent solution" to fixing Alabama's funding woes, and Wednesday, he called for a special session to discuss the proposal.
- $188 million lottery winner arrested on marijuana charges. North Carolina single mother Marie Holmes, who won the $188 million Powerball lottery in February, was arrested on July 23 for marijuana possession.
- Massachusetts Lottery to end TV broadcasts. Starting Aug. 15 the Massachusetts Lottery will only show video replays of its in-state lottery drawings on its Web site, shifting away from the television format that players in Massachusetts have grown accustomed to since the 1970s.
- North Carolina family wins lottery 3 times. Most people only dream of winning the lottery, but a North Carolina mother and daughter not only beat the odds -- they did it three times.
- Boss wins lottery, stays on job for his staff. A Briton who won a £7.7 million (US$11.9 million) in a lottery has promised to continue working for the sake of his employees who had even worked for free to save his recession-hit firm.
- $250,000 Mega Million prize may be forfeited. Illinois Lottery officials say a player who bought a second-place winning Mega Millions ticket nearly a year ago in Des Plaines needs to redeem the $250,000 ticket by month's end or lose the prize.
- N.M. Lottery approves raffle, ends game, and hires new vendor. The New Mexico Lottery's board of directors was busy yesterday, approving a new raffle-style game for later this year, canceling the unique "4 this way" 4-digit game, and ending an 11-year relationship with its current equipment and services vendor.
- Disabled players sue Virginia Lottery. Four disabled Virginians filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Virginia Lottery for allowing non-handicap-accessible businesses to sell tickets.
- Indiana man claims $10.5"million Hoosier Lottery jackpot. A LaPorte man who for three days kept secret that he held the winning ticket for a $10.5 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot claimed the prize on Tuesday.
- Announcing: Lottery Post News Service. In response to the many suggestions we receive daily, and motivated by the positive feedback we often receive on our lottery news content, we are proud to announce the new Lottery Post News Service.
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.$239 Million
Jul 29, 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.$155 Million
Jul 29, 2006
- 10.$139 Million
Jul 28, 2012
- 11.€113 Million
Jul 29, 2005
- 12.€114.29 Million
Jul 28, 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.€72 Million
Jul 29, 2016
- 20.$77 Million
Jul 29, 2014
- 21.$75 Million
Jul 30, 2008
- 21.$75 Million
Jul 27, 2019
- 23.$74 Million
Jul 29, 2011
- 24.$73 Million
Jul 28, 2000
- 25.$71 Million
Jul 27, 1999
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jul 27, 1990
29 years old
Tuesday, Jul 27, 1982
37 years old
Saturday, Jul 27, 1974
45 years old
Tuesday, Jul 27, 1971
48 years old
Monday, Jul 27, 1970
49 years old
Tuesday, Jul 27, 1965
54 years old
Thursday, Jul 27, 1961
58 years old
Wednesday, Jul 27, 1960
59 years old
Saturday, Jul 27, 1957
62 years old
Friday, Jul 27, 1956
63 years old
Sunday, Jul 27, 1941
78 years old
Saturday, Jul 27, 1940
79 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- At a news conference in Florida, U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump publicly appealed to Russia to find and release private emails from Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton; a Special Counsel investigation (2017-2019) later alleged that Russian operatives began hacking into servers at the Democratic National Committee on that same day, leading to the July 13, 2018 indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers.
- At least seven people are killed and many injured after gunmen attack an Indian police station in Punjab.
- US Vice President Dick Cheney again becomes the Acting President of the United States from 7:04 AM to 9:24 AM (3 minutes longer than his tenure on June 29 2002) when President George W. Bush again invoked the 25th Amendment prior to undergoing another colonoscopy.
- After an incident during STS-114, NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank.
- Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 77 and injuring more than 500 others, making it the deadliest air show disaster in history.
- About 50 people are killed in the Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria.
- In Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
- The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..
- The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.
- The Jamaat al Muslimeen attempt a coup d'état in Trinidad and Tobago.
- While attempting to land at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, Korean Air Flight 803 crashes just short of the runway. Seventy-five of the 199 passengers and crew and four people on the ground are killed, in the second accident involving a DC-10 in less than two weeks, the first being United Airlines Flight 232.
- RMS Titanic Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
- Black July: Eighteen Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
- Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
- Mayor of Jaffna and former MP Alfred Duraiappah is shot dead.
- Watergate scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
- Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
- The Continental League is announced as baseball's "3rd major league" in the United States.
- The Austrian State Treaty restores Austrian sovereignty.
- El Al Flight 402 is shot down by two fighter jets after straying into Bulgarian air space. All 58 people onboard are killed.
- Cessation of hostilities is achieved in the Korean War when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
- Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
- World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
- The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
- The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
- Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by biochemist Frederick Banting, prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
- The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
- World War I: The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
- Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans.
- Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.
- Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand: Afghan forces led by Mohammad Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.
- The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
- Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
- Siege of Arrah begins: Sixty-eight men hold out for eight days against a force of 2,500 to 3,000 mutinying sepoys and 8,000 irregular forces.
- Battle of Negro Fort: The battle ends when a hot shot cannonball fired by US Navy Gunboat No. 154 explodes the Fort's Powder Magazine, killing approximately 275. It is considered the deadliest single cannon shot in US history.
- French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution".
- The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
- American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant: British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
- Founding of the U.S. Army Medical Department: The Second Continental Congress passes legislation establishing "an hospital for an army consisting of 20,000 men."
- A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England.
- Glorious Revolution: The Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
- The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports. After the Acts of Union 1707, Scotland would be included in the Act.
- The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan.
- Battle of Bapheus: Decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
- According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to be the founding day of the Ottoman state.
- Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England's Angevin Empire.
- Georgian-Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum.
- Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
- Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
Births On This Day
- Shin Ki-joon, South Korean actor
- Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Australian rugby league player
- Max Power, English footballer
- Jordan Spieth, American golfer
- Rena Matsui, Japanese actress and singer
- Nick Hogan, American race car driver and actor
- Paolo Hurtado, Peruvian footballer
- Cheyenne Kimball, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stephen Li-Chung Kuo, Taiwanese-American figure skater
- Kriti Sanon, Indian actress
- Maya Ali, Pakistani actress
- Adam Biddle, Australian footballer
- Yoervis Medina, Venezuelan baseball player
- Ryan Tannehill, American football player
- Jacoby Ford, American football player
- Marek Hamšík, Slovak footballer
- Jordan Hill, American basketball player
- Sarah Parsons, American ice hockey player
- DeMarre Carroll, American basketball player
- Ryan Flaherty, American baseball player
- Ryan Griffen, Australian footballer
- Husain Abdullah, American football player
- Matteo Pratichetti, Italian rugby player
- Ajmal Shahzad, English cricketer
- Antoine Bethea, American football player
- Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Japanese baseball player
- Max Scherzer, American baseball player
- Taylor Schilling, American actress
- Kenny Wormald, American actor, dancer, and choreographer
- Lorik Cana, Albanian footballer
- Martijn Maaskant, Dutch cyclist
- Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
- Soccor Velho, Indian footballer (d. 2013)
- Neil Harbisson, English-Catalan painter, composer, and activist
- Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player
- Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer
- Dash Snow, American painter and photographer (d. 2009)
- Christopher Weselek, German rugby player
- Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
- Wesley Gonzales, Filipino basketball player
- Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist (d. 2018)
- Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer
- Sidney Govou, French footballer
- Shannon Moore, American wrestler and singer
- Diarmuid O'Sullivan, Irish hurler and manager
- Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean illustrator
- Björn Dreyer, German footballer
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor
- Demis Hassabis, English computer scientist and academic
- Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
- Serkan Çeliköz, Turkish keyboard player and songwriter
- Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
- Fred Mascherino, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
- Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player
- Eason Chan, Hong Kong singer, actor, and producer
- Pete Yorn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Cassandra Clare, American journalist and author
- Erik Nys, Belgian long jumper
- Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Maya Rudolph, American actress
- Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysian surgeon and astronaut
- Matthew Johns, Australian rugby league player, sportscaster and television host
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor and producer
- David Davies, English-Welsh politician
- Triple H, American wrestler and actor
- Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer and coach
- Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress and producer
- Tom Goodwin, American baseball player and coach
- Sabina Jeschke, Swedish-German engineer and academic
- Julian McMahon, Australian actor and producer
- Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian race car driver
- Rahul Bose, Indian journalist, actor, director, and screenwriter
- Juliana Hatfield, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Hans Mathisen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
- Neil Smith, English cricketer
- Craig Wolanin, Canadian ice hockey player
- Steve Tilson, English footballer and manager
- José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer
- Rex Brown, American bass player and songwriter
- Donnie Yen, Chinese-Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist
- Neil Brooks, Australian swimmer
- Karl Mueller, American bass player (d. 2005)
- Jo Durie, English tennis player and sportscaster
- Conway Savage, Australian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Emily Thornberry, English lawyer and politician
- Joe DeSa, American baseball player (d. 1986)
- Hugh Green, American football player
- Yiannos Papantoniou, French-Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of National Defence
- Christopher Dean, English figure skater and choreographer
- Kimmo Hakola, Finnish composer
- Bill Engvall, American comedian, actor, and producer
- Carol Leifer, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer
- Cat Bauer, American journalist, author, and playwright
- Allan Border, Australian cricketer and coach
- John Howell, English journalist and politician
- Bobby Rondinelli, American drummer
- Philippe Alliot, French race car driver and sportscaster
- G. S. Bali, Indian lawyer and politician
- Ricardo Uceda, Peruvian journalist and author
- Mark Stanway, English keyboard player Magnum
- Chung Dong-young, South Korean journalist and politician, 31st South Korean Minister of Unification
- Yahoo Serious, Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (d. 2014)
- Roxanne Hart, American actress
- Roseanna Cunningham, Scottish lawyer and politician, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs
- Bob Diamond, American-English banker and businessman
- Rolf Thung, Dutch tennis player
- Simon Jones, English actor
- Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (d. 2010)
- André Dupont, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Rory MacDonald, Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player
- Maureen McGovern, American singer and actress
- Robert Rankin, English author and illustrator
- Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster
- James Munby, English lawyer and judge
- Henny Vrienten, Dutch singer-songwriter and bass player
- Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (d. 2008)
- Betty Thomas, American actress, director, and producer
- Peter Reading, English poet and author (d. 2011)
- Bobbie Gentry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist and journalist
- Barbara Thomson, English saxophonist and composer
- Jeremy Greenstock, English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations
- Édith Butler, Canadian singer-songwriter
- John Pleshette, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
- Christian Boesch, Austrian opera singer
- Johannes Fritsch, German viola player and composer (d. 2010)
- Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
- William Eggleston, American photographer and academic
- Michael Longley, Northern Irish poet and academic
- Paulo Silvino, Brazilian comedian, composer and actor (d. 2017)
- Gary Gygax, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2008)
- Anna Dawson, English actress and singer
- Don Galloway, American actor (d. 2009)
- Robert Holmes à Court, South African-Australian businessman and lawyer (d. 1990)
- J. Robert Hooper, American businessman and politician (d. 2008)
- Hillar Kärner, Estonian chess player
- Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
- Nick Reynolds, American singer and bongo player (d. 2008)
- Ted Whitten, Australian footballer and journalist (d. 1995)
- Forest Able, American basketball player
- Diane Webber, American model, dancer and actress
- Khieu Samphan, Cambodian academic and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Cambodia
- Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (d. 2018)
- Joy Whitby, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Shirley Williams, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Education
- Jean Baudrillard, French sociologist and philosopher (d. 2007)
- Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
- Jack Higgins, English author and academic
- Marc Wilkinson, French-Australian composer and conductor
- Joseph Kittinger, American colonel and pilot
- Guy Carawan, American singer and musicologist (d. 2015)
- Pierre Granier-Deferre, French director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- Will Jordan, American comedian and actor
- C. Rajadurai, Sri Lankan journalist and politician, 1st Mayor of Batticaloa
- John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (d. 2014)
- Vincent Canby, American historian and critic (d. 2000)
- Otar Taktakishvili, Georgian composer and conductor (d. 1989)
- Mas Oyama, South Korean-Japanese martial artist (d. 1994)
- Adolfo Celi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1986)
- Norman Lear, American screenwriter and producer
- Garry Davis, American pilot and activist, created the World Passport (d. 2013)
- Émile Genest, Canadian-American actor (d. 2003)
- Henry D. "Homer" Haynes, American comedian and musician (Homer and Jethro) (d. 1971)
- Leonard Rose, American cellist and educator (d. 1984)
- Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer (d. 2007)
- Skippy Williams, American saxophonist and arranger (d. 1994)
- Keenan Wynn, American actor (d. 1986)
- Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (d. 1982)
- Josef Priller, German colonel and pilot (d. 1961)
- August Sang, Estonian poet and translator (d. 1969)
- George L. Street III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2000)
- Vernon Elliott, English bassoon player, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)
- Rayner Heppenstall, English author and poet (d. 1981)
- Julien Gracq, French author and critic (d. 2007)
- Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (d. 2016)
- Joseph Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1996)
- Ross Alexander, American stage and film actor (d. 1937)
- Carl McClellan Hill, African American educator and academic administrator (d. 1995)
- Irene Fischer, Austrian-American geodesist and mathematician (d. 2009)
- Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish author and activist (d. 2000)
- Herbert Jasper, Canadian psychologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
- Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
- Lyudmila Rudenko, Soviet chess player (d. 1986)
- Nikolay Cherkasov, Russian actor (d. 1966)
- Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek jurist and politician, President of Greece (d. 2002)
- Mārtiņš Zīverts, Latvian playwright (d. 1990)
- Yaroslav Halan, Ukrainian playwright and publicist (d. 1949)
- Percy Hornibrook, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
- Robert George, Scottish air marshal and politician, 24th Governor of South Australia (d. 1967)
- Henri Longchambon, French lawyer and politician (d. 1969)
- Mientje Kling, Dutch actress (d. 1966)
- Ugo Agostoni, Italian cyclist (d.1941)
- Jacob van der Hoeden, Dutch-Israeli veterinarian and academic (d. 1968)
- Benjamin Miessner, American radio engineer and inventor (d.1976)
- Armas Taipale, Finnish discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1976)
- Vera Karalli, Russian ballerina, choreographer, and actress (d. 1972)
- Ernst May, German architect and urban planner (d. 1970)
- Geoffrey de Havilland, English pilot and engineer, founded the de Havilland Aircraft Company (d. 1965)
- Hans Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
- Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (d.1927)
- Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)
- Stanislav Binički, Serbian composer, conductor, and pedagogue. (d.1942)
- Hilaire Belloc, French-born British writer and historian (d. 1953)
- Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1916)
- António José de Almeida, Portuguese physician and politician, 6th President of Portugal (d. 1929)
- George Lyon, Canadian golfer and cricketer (d. 1938)
- José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist, and politician (d. 1921)
- Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist (d.1934)
- Takahashi Korekiyo, Japanese accountant and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1936)
- Vladimir Korolenko, Ukrainian journalist, author, and activist (d. 1921)
- Elizabeth Plankinton, American philanthropist (d. 1923)
- Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist and politician, Minister of Education of Hungary (d. 1919)
- Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist (d.1916)
- Giosuè Carducci, Italian poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)
- Thomas George Bonney, English geologist, mountaineer, and academic (d. 1923)
- Alexandre Dumas, fils, French novelist and playwright (d. 1895)
- Agostino Roscelli, Italian priest and saint (d. 1902)
- Thomas Lanier Clingman, American general and politician (d. 1897)
- Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)
- Mauro Giuliani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1828)
- Thomas Campbell, Scottish-French poet and academic (d. 1844)
- Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, English general (d. 1853)
- Jacob Aall, Norwegian economist and politician (d. 1844)
- Charlotte Corday, French assassin of Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)
- Joseph Anton Koch, Austrian painter (d. 1839)
- Samuel Smith, American general and politician (d. 1839)
- François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French-English violinist and composer (d. 1808)
- Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)
- Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)
- Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and academic (d. 1748)
- Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich (d. 1672)
- Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1640)
- Frances Howard, Duchess of Richmond (d. 1639)
- Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer (d. 1571)
- Ludovico Sforza, Italian son of Francesco I Sforza (d. 1508)
- Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Ludovico Sforza (d. 1508)
Deaths On This Day
- Marco Aurelio Denegri, Peruvian television host and sexologist (b. 1938)
- Sam Shepard, American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director (b.1943)
- Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (b.1928)
- James Alan McPherson, American short story writer and essayist (b. 1943)
- Jerry Doyle, American actor and talk show host (b. 1956)
- Piet de Jong, Dutch politician and naval officer, Minister of Defence (1963-67), Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1967-71) (b. 1915)
- Rickey Grundy, American singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Indian engineer, academic, and politician, 11th President of India (b. 1931)
- Samuel Pisar, Polish-born American lawyer and author (b. 1929)
- Anthony Shaw, English general (b. 1930)
- Richard Bolt, New Zealand air marshal and pilot (b. 1923)
- George Freese, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
- Wallace Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
- Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (b. 1929)
- Paul Schell, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Seattle (b. 1937)
- Fernando Alonso, Cuban dancer, co-founded the Cuban National Ballet (b. 1914)
- Lindy Boggs, American politician and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the Holy See (b. 1916)
- Bud Day, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)
- Kidd Kraddick, American radio host (b. 1959)
- Ilya Segalovich, Russian businessman, co-founded Yandex (b. 1964)
- Norman Alden, American actor (b. 1924)
- R. G. Armstrong, American actor and playwright (b. 1917)
- Darryl Cotton, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1949)
- Geoffrey Hughes, English actor (b. 1944)
- Tony Martin, American actor and singer (b. 1913)
- Jack Taylor, English footballer and referee (b. 1930)
- Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (b. 1949)
- Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
- Youssef Chahine, Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Horst Stein, German-born Swiss conductor (b. 1928)
- Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican businessman (b. 1923)
- James Oyebola, Nigerian-English boxer (b. 1961)
- Maryann Mahaffey, American academic and politician (b. 1925)
- Al Held, American painter and academic (b. 1928)
- Marten Toonder, Dutch author and illustrator (b. 1912)
- Vance Hartke, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)
- Bob Hope, English-American actor, comedian, television personality, and businessman (b. 1903)
- Rhonda Sing, Canadian wrestler (b. 1961)
- Leon Wilkeson, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1952)
- Gordon Solie, American sportscaster (b. 1929)
- Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)
- Harry Edison, American trumpet player (b. 1915)
- Binnie Barnes, English-American actress (b. 1903)
- Melih Esenbel, Turkish politician and diplomat, 20th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1915)
- Rick Ferrell, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)
- Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (b. 1907)
- Kevin Carter, South African photographer and journalist (b. 1960)
- Reggie Lewis, American basketball player (b. 1965)
- Max Dupain, Australian photographer and educator (b. 1911)
- Tzeni Karezi, Greek actress and screenwriter
- John Friedrich, German-Australian engineer and conman (b. 1950)
- Bobby Day, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1928)
- René Toribio, Guadeloupean politician (b. 1912)
- Frank Zamboni, American inventor and businessman, founded the Zamboni Company (b. 1901)
- Travis Jackson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1903)
- Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)
- James Mason, English actor (b. 1909)
- William Wyler, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)
- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iranian king (b. 1919)
- Bob Heffron, New Zealand-Australian miner and politician, 30th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)
- Willem van Otterloo, Dutch cellist, composer, and conductor (b. 1907)
- Alfred Duraiappah, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (d. 1926)
- Charlie Tully, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1924)
- António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese economist and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1889)
- Babe Adams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)
- Daniel-Rops, French historian and author (b. 1901)
- Winifred Lenihan, American actress, writer, and director (b. 1898)
- Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (b. 1889)
- Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor (b. 1877)
- Richard Aldington, English poet and author (b. 1892)
- James H. Kindelberger, American pilot and businessman (b. 1895)
- Julie Vinter Hansen, Danish-Swiss astronomer and academic (b. 1890)
- Claire Lee Chennault, American general and pilot (b. 1893)
- Paul Kogerman, Estonian chemist and politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1891)
- Woolf Barnato, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1898)
- Joe Tinker, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)
- Dorothea Bleek, South African anthropologist and philologist (b. 1873)
- Gertrude Stein, American novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1874)
- Karl Pärsimägi, Estonian painter (b. 1902)
- Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand painter and educator (b. 1858)
- Tom Crean, Irish seaman and explorer (b. 1877)
- Auguste Forel, Swiss neuroanatomist and psychiatrist (b. 1848)
- Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)
- Myrddin Fardd, Welsh writer and antiquarian scholar (b. 1836)
- Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)
- Charles Fryatt, English captain (b. 1872)
- William Jonas, English footballer (d. 1890)
- Montgomery Blair, American lieutenant and politician, 20th United States Postmaster General (b. 1813)
- Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-born American minister and author (b. 1811)
- Aleksander Kunileid, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1845)
- Jean-Joseph Dassy, French painter and lithographer (b. 1791)
- William Lowndes Yancey, American journalist and politician (b. 1813)
- John Dalton, English physicist, meteorologist, and chemist (b. 1776)
- Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and painter (b. 1814)
- Robert Dinwiddie, Scottish merchant and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1693)
- Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1698)
- Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, French general (b. 1611)
- Salomo Glassius, German theologian and critic (b. 1593)
- Giovanni Sforza, Italian condottiere (b. 1466)
- William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (b. 1423)
- Joanna I of Naples (b. 1326)
- Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (b. 1339)
- James I of Aragon (b. 1208)
- Geoffrey VI, Count of Anjou (b. 1134)
- Salomea of Berg, High Duchess consort of Poland
- Conrad II, king of Italy (b. 1074)
- Hugh d'Avranches, Earl of Chester (b. c. 1047)
- Nicholas II, pope of the Catholic Church
- Chai Rong, emperor of Later Zhou
- Abdallah II of Ifriqiya, Aghlabid emir