On This Day in History: July 28
July 28 is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 156 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Australian woman wins second major lottery prize. A woman from South Gippsland, Australia is familiar with the shock of winning a major lottery prize. After discovering that her ticket matched all six numbers in the July 25, 2020 TattsLotto drawing, she got to relive the experience once more.
- Human-sized robot presents $6 million prize to Canadian lottery winner. While lotteries continue to offer reconfigured claims processes and practices to combat the spread of COVID-19, Loto-Québec showed off its adherence to social distancing guidelines in a unique way last week as it celebrated its first in-person check presentation since the start of the pandemic.
- NC man glad he didn't throw away losing scratch-off lottery tickets. A North Carolina man was about to throw three scratch-off lottery tickets away after none of them won much when he noticed the ticket mentioned that a second-chance drawing was available.
- Wisconsin woman claims $156.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot. After four months, the $156.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot prize sold in Wisconsin in March has been claimed.
- Jamaican lottery scam ringleader pleads guilty. A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that defrauded dozens of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, and a federal prosecutor says more defendants in the case might do the same.
- $478 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges into top 10. July has shaped up to be a sizzling hot month for lottery jackpot chasers, with first Mega Millions, and now with Powerball, each offering up a grand prizes of around a half-billion dollars.
- Iowa court reverses part of Tipton's lottery fraud conviction. An Iowa appeals court on Wednesday upheld a former lottery employee's conviction for rigging the computer system to generate the winning ticket in a $16 million jackpot, but reversed a conviction for attempting to cash in on the ticket.
- $235 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $235 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Big winners reduce Iowa Lottery profitability. Iowa Lottery sales rose over the past 12 months, although profits dipped slightly amid a surge of lucky prize winners.
- 2-time lottery winner's past questioned. The past of a Fall River man who claimed he won the lottery twice in one day is now being called into question. It turns out Phillip Brunelle, formerly known as Phillip Daggett, has been in legal trouble before for making false claims.
- Queens man claims $133M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A Queens man who spent just $2 on a Mega Millions ticket was presented with a $133 million over-sized check this morning.
- Man wins $1,001,000 from 2 scratch tickets. A Massachusetts man won $1,000 and $1 million dollars from two scratch-off lottery tickets on the same day.
- Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $155 million. Because the grand prize was not hit in Wednesday evening's Powerball drawing, the jackpot for the Saturday, July 29th drawing will be $155 million with a cash option of $70.7 million.
- GTECH sale closer as more states approve. The sale of West Greenwich-based GTECH Holdings Corp. to Italian lottery giant Lottomatica SpA this week inched toward completion.
- Kansas Lottery's 'Pocket slots' a hit with players. The Kansas Lottery's "pocket slots" game is approaching sellout after just five weeks of retail sales.
- N.C. legislature approves lottery oversight committee. Lawmakers will be able to keep a close watch on North Carolina's newly adopted lottery under a bill passed Thursday night.
- Five N.C. stores stop selling lottery tickets. Across North Carolina, a total of 132 stores have discontinued lottery ticket sales because they say it's just not worth the effort.
- Unclaimed $110,000 Michigan lottery ticket expires Monday. If you play the Michigan lottery and pass through St. Johns, check your glove compartment, your old pants pockets, your dresser drawers because a Fantasy 5 ticket worth $110,000 expires at 4:45 p.m. Monday.
- N.M. Lottery posts second-best year. New Mexico legislators were told today that strong sales of in-state games helped drive the New Mexico Lottery to its second-best year of sales.
- Pennsylvania lottery machines knocked out by lightning. A lightning strike at a control center put more than two-thirds of the terminals selling Pennsylvania lottery tickets out of commission for almost four hours Wednesday evening, which officials said would certainly mean reduced sales.
- Schwarzenegger to replace Calif. lottery director. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's aides said Tuesday that he is dumping troubleshooter Chon Gutierrez, the acting lottery director who engineered California's participation with the Mega Millions multi-state lottery game, and then sent an adviser to spy on Democrats who are trying to halt ticket sales.
- Lottery scores triple-zeros twice in one day. Missouri Lottery players with an affinity for the number zero won big Wednesday, when the winning Pick 3 numbers in both the afternoon and evening drawings were 0-0-0.
- Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in N.Y.. A single ticket sold in Staten Island, New York, has matched the winning combination in the latest Mega Millions lottery drawing and is worth $10 million.
- GTECH rolls out self-serve lottery machines. GTECH Holdings Corp. yesterday unveiled a new vending machine that doles out instant and traditional lottery tickets directly to shoppers.
- TN Lottery board meets today, to hear Georgia proposal. The Tennessee Lottery Corporation Board is expected to hear a proposal Monday from Georgia officials about a potential deal between the state games.
- 7-Eleven to sell lottery tickets online at kiosks. 7-Eleven Inc. is putting lottery tickets at its customers' fingertips by adding lottery ticket sales to services available at its Vcom electronic commerce kiosks in 1,000 stores in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
- Virginia Lottery Shatters Records for Fiscal Year 2003. Virginia Lottery profits, which are dedicated by constitutional mandate to support public education (K-12) in the Commonwealth, came to more than $375.2 million for the fiscal year that ended at midnight June 30, 2003.
- Lottery learns Texas must pick a game. The head of the state lottery agency said Wednesday that he will not recommend that Texas join both major multistate lotto games, a concept pitched last month by the Lottery Commission chairman.
- Rhode Island Lottery Drops The Ball. The Rhode Island Lottery plans to double the prize money for the Wild Money drawing on Saturday after it discovered a mistake in the game earlier this week.
- Fla. Lottery official arrested on bribery charges. A Florida Lottery district manager was arrested on bribery charges Friday after allegedly accepting payment from a Gainesville store owner he thought was seeking preferential treatment in getting a lottery ticket machine.
- Cohen criticizes Bredesen on lottery. Sen. Steve Cohen, chief sponsor of legislation creating Tennessee's new lottery and an increasingly frequent critic of Gov. Phil Bredesen, asked the governor Thursday why the lottery's board of directors was not allowed to choose its own credit provider.
- Tennessee lottery board meets for second time. Tennessee's new lottery board will meet today for the second time following a rocky start last week.
- Two tickets, from Miami and Fort Myers, share $75 million jackpot. Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to share a jackpot of $75 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$487 Million
Jul 30, 2016
- 2.$282 Million
Jul 28, 2017
- 3.$250 Million
Jul 29, 1998
- 4.$239 Million
Jul 29, 2017
- 5.$235 Million
Jul 31, 2013
- 6.€198.1 Million
Jul 30, 2019
- 7.€153 Million
Jul 31, 2012
- 8.$186 Million
Jul 28, 2021
- 9.$168 Million
Jul 28, 2018
- 10.$155 Million
Jul 29, 2006
- 11.$139 Million
Jul 28, 2012
- 12.€113 Million
Jul 29, 2005
- 13.$133 Million
Jul 30, 2011
- 14.€114.29 Million
Jul 28, 2016
- 15.$126 Million
Jul 29, 2020
- 16.$102 Million
Jul 29, 2009
- 17.$100 Million
Jul 29, 2015
- 18.€84.78 Million
Jul 29, 2016
- 19.$94 Million
Jul 28, 2007
- 20.€76.74 Million
Jul 29, 2017
- 21.$90 Million
Jul 30, 1999
- 22.$88 Million
Jul 31, 2019
- 23.€72 Million
Jul 29, 2016
- 24.$77 Million
Jul 29, 2014
- 25.$75 Million
Jul 30, 2008
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jul 28, 1978
42 years old
Wednesday, Jul 28, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Jul 28, 1975
45 years old
Saturday, Jul 28, 1973
47 years old
Wednesday, Jul 28, 1971
49 years old
Wednesday, Jul 28, 1971
49 years old
Thursday, Jul 28, 1966
54 years old
Saturday, Jul 28, 1962
58 years old
Monday, Jul 28, 1958
62 years old
Monday, Jul 28, 1958
62 years old
Monday, Jul 28, 1958
62 years old
Thursday, Jul 28, 1955
65 years old
Monday, Jul 28, 1952
68 years old
Monday, Jul 28, 1947
73 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Australian Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
- Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from office for life by Supreme Court of Pakistan after finding him guilty of corruption charges.
- While flying from Seoul, South Korea to Shanghai, China, Asiana Airlines Flight 991 develops an in-flight fire in the cargo hold. The Boeing 747-400F freighter attempts to divert to Jeju International Airport, but crashes into the sea South-West of Jeju island, killing both crew members on board.
- Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321.
- The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty-year-long armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland.
- Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
- Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 9560 crashes after takeoff from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, killing 14 of the 16 people on board.
- Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship meeting.
- The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.
- Olympic Games: Games of the XXIII Olympiad: The summer Olympics were opened in Los Angeles.
- The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.
- Spetsgruppa A, Russia's elite special force, was formed.
- Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: Nearly 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
- Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
- The German Volkswagen Act came into force.
- Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyushu, Japan, kills 992.
- A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.
- World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg, Germany causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
- World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227. In response to alarming German advances, all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be tried in a military court, with punishment ranging from duty in a shtrafbat battalion, imprisonment in a Gulag, or execution.
- The Sutton Hoo helmet is discovered.
- Hawaii Clipper disappears between Guam and Manila as the first loss of an airliner in trans-Pacific China Clipper service.
- First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
- U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.
- The Silent Parade takes place in New York City, in protest against murders, lynchings, and other violence directed towards African Americans.
- The United States begins a 19-year occupation of Haiti.
- In the culmination of the July Crisis, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, igniting World War I.
- The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
- The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
- At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream becomes the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln).
- American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.
- USS Constellation (1854), the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy and now a museum ship in Baltimore Harbor, is commissioned.
- José de San Martín declares the independence of Peru from Spain.
- Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera: Sir Arthur Wellesley's British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
- Mahmud II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
- French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just are executed by guillotine in Paris, France.
- Constitution of the province of Cantabria ratified at the Assembly Hall in Bárcena la Puente, Reocín, Spain.
- Second Northern War: Battle of Warsaw begins.
- In the Eighty Years' War, the Spanish capture the strategic Dutch fortress of Schenkenschans.
- La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines, is founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas (provinces) in the country.
- Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
- Troops of the Republic of Pisa and the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.
Births On This Day
- Josh Addo-Carr, Australian rugby league player
- Harry Kane, English footballer
- Moses Odubajo, English footballer
- Cher Lloyd, English singer-songwriter
- Spencer Boldman, American actor
- Soulja Boy, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Simone Pizzuti, Italian footballer
- Felipe Kitadai, Brazilian martial artist
- Greg Hardy, American football player
- Yasser Corona, Mexican footballer
- Yevhen Khacheridi, Ukrainian-Greek footballer
- Pedro, Spanish footballer
- Alexandra Chando, American actress
- Lauri Korpikoski, Finnish ice hockey player
- Dulquer Salmaan, Indian actor
- Mathieu Debuchy, French footballer
- Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Darren Murphy, Irish footballer
- Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
- Sam Dastyari, Iranian-Australian politician
- Cody Hay, Canadian figure skater
- Michael Carrick, English footballer
- Stephen Christian, American singer-songwriter
- Anthony Weaver, American football player
- Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
- Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer-songwriter and producer
- Lee Min-woo, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
- Alena Popchanka, Belarusian-French swimmer and coach
- Kārlis Vērdiņš, Latvian poet
- Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Aki Berg, Finnish-Canadian ice hockey player
- Manu Ginóbili, Argentinian basketball player
- Miyabiyama Tetsushi, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Jacoby Shaddix, American singer-songwriter
- Leonor Watling, Spanish actress
- Alexis Tsipras, Greek engineer and politician, 186th Prime Minister of Greece
- Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
- Marc Dupré, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Steve Staios, Canadian ice hockey player
- Robert Chapman, English cricketer
- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraqi leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (d. 2019)
- Ludmilla Lacueva Canut, Andorran writer
- Stephen Lynch, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Annie Perreault, Canadian speed skater
- Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
- Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater
- Paul Strang, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
- Garth Snow, American ice hockey player and manager
- Alexis Arquette, American actress (d. 2016)
- Taka Hirose, Japanese bass player
- Sossina M. Haile, Ethiopian American chemist
- Miguel Ángel Nadal, Spanish footballer
- Jimmy Pardo, American stand-up comedian, actor, and host
- Shikao Suga, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer
- Lori Loughlin, American actress
- Rachel Sweet, American singer, television writer, and actress
- Yannick Dalmas, French race car driver
- Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jon J. Muth, American author and illustrator
- Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese illustrator
- William T. Vollmann, American novelist, short story writer and journalist
- Terry Fox, Canadian runner and activist (d. 1981)
- Michael Hitchcock, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- John Feinstein, American journalist and author
- Robert Swan, English explorer
- Nikolay Zimyatov, Russian skier
- Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan colonel and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2013)
- Gerd Faltings, German mathematician and academic
- Steve Morse, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mikey Sheehy, Irish footballer
- Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand
- Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect and engineer, designed the Athens Olympic Sports Complex
- Doug Collins, American basketball player and coach
- Gregg Giuffria, American rock musician and businessman
- Ray Kennedy, English footballer
- Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian singer-songwriter
- Tapley Seaton, Kittitian politician, 4th Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Vida Blue, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Peter Doyle, Australian singer and guitarist (d. 2001)
- Simon Kirke, English drummer
- Steve Peregrin Took, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1980)
- Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and producer
- Gerald Casale, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director
- Eiichi Ohtaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- Peter Cosgrove, Australian general and politician, 26th Governor General of Australia
- Sally Struthers, American actress
- Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Linda Kelsey, American actress
- Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani poet and activist (d. 2018)
- Jim Davis, American cartoonist, created Garfield
- Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)
- Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician
- Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2008)
- Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
- Tonia Marketaki, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 1994)
- Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor and educator
- Susan Roces, Filipino actress and producer
- Philip Proctor, American voice actor and screenwriter
- Richard Johns, English air marshal
- Luis Aragonés, Spanish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
- Arsen Dedić, Croatian singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)
- Alberto Fujimori, Peruvian engineer, academic, and politician, 90th President of Peru
- Chuan Leekpai, Thai lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Thailand
- Francis Veber, French director and screenwriter
- Russ Jackson, Canadian football player and coach
- Garfield Sobers, Barbadian cricketer
- Neil McKendrick, English historian and academic
- Jacques d'Amboise, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2021)
- Charlie Hodge, Canadian ice hockey player and scout (d. 2016)
- Natalie Babbitt, American author and illustrator (d. 2016)
- Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra, Brazilian colonel (d. 2015)
- Alan Brownjohn, English poet and author
- Johnny Martin, Australian cricketer (d. 1992)
- Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer (d. 2014)
- Junior Kimbrough, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
- Jean Roba, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 2006)
- Ramsey Muir Withers, Canadian general (d. 2014)
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist and socialite, 37th First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
- Shirley Ann Grau, American novelist and short story writer (d. 2020)
- John Ashbery, American poet (d. 2017)
- Charlie Biddle, American-Canadian bassist (d. 2003)
- Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
- Luigi Musso, Italian race car driver (d. 1958)
- C. T. Vivian, American minister, author, and activist (d. 2020)
- Ray Ellis, American conductor and producer (d. 2008)
- Jacques Piccard, Belgian-Swiss oceanographer and engineer (d. 2008)
- Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (d. 2014)
- David Brown, American journalist and producer (d. 2010)
- Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
- Dick Sprang, American illustrator (d. 2000)
- Frankie Yankovic, American polka musician (d. 1998)
- Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer (d. 1984)
- Aenne Burda, German publisher (d. 2005)
- Malcolm Lowry, English novelist and poet (d. 1957)
- Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded Tupperware Brands (d. 1983)
- Albert Namatjira, Australian painter (d. 1959)
- Sir Karl Popper, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1994)
- Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1979)
- Rudy Vallée, American actor, singer, and saxophonist (d. 1986)
- Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
- Barbara La Marr, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1926)
- Rued Langgaard, Danish organist and composer (d. 1952)
- Marcel Duchamp, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 1968)
- Willard Price, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 1983)
- Lucy Burns, American activist, co-founded the National Woman's Party (d. 1966)
- Stefan Filipkiewicz, Polish painter (d. 1944)
- Ernst Cassirer, Polish-American philosopher and academic (d. 1945)
- Albert Sarraut, French journalist and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (d. 1962)
- Charles Dillon Perrine, American-Argentinian astronomer (d. 1951)
- Beatrix Potter, English children's book writer and illustrator (d. 1943)
- Albertson Van Zo Post, American fencer (d. 1938)
- Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski, Russian general (d. 1919)
- Elias M. Ammons, American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
- Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
- Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded Volunteers of America (d. 1940)
- Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (d. 1889)
- Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel (d. 1889)
- Ludwig Feuerbach, German anthropologist and philosopher (d. 1872)
- Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian businessman, founded the Bösendorfer Company (d. 1859)
- Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, German army officer and writer (d. 1860)
- Fabre d'Églantine, French actor, playwright, and politician (d. 1794)
- Thomas Heyward, Jr., American judge and politician (d. 1809)
- Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat (d. 1715)
- Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, French princess (d. 1721)
- Robert Hooke, English physicist and chemist (d. 1703)
- Judith Leyster, Dutch painter (d. 1660)
- William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, German nobleman (d. 1592)
- Margaret of Durazzo, Queen of Naples and Hungary (d. 1412)
Deaths On This Day
- Junrey Balawing, Filipino record holder (b. 1993)
- Wanny van Gils, Dutch footballer (b. 1959)
- Émile Derlin Zinsou, Beninese politician (b. 1918)
- Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali fiction writer and socio-political activist (b. 1926)
- Jan Kulczyk, Polish businessman (b. 1950)
- Edward Natapei, Vanuatuan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vanuatu (b. 1954)
- Clive Rice, South African cricketer and coach (b. 1949)
- Margot Adler, American journalist and author (b. 1946)
- Alex Forbes, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1925)
- Alakbar Mammadov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager (b. 1930)
- Theodore Van Kirk, American soldier, pilot, and navigator (b. 1921)
- Mustafa Adrisi, Ugandan general and politician, 3rd Vice President of Uganda (b. 1922)
- Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
- Rita Reys, Dutch jazz singer (b. 1924)
- William Scranton, American captain and politician, 13th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1917)
- Ersilio Tonini, Italian cardinal (b. 1914)
- Colin Horsley, New Zealand-English pianist and educator (b. 1920)
- Sepp Mayerl, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1937)
- William F. Milliken Jr., American race car driver and engineer (b. 1911)
- Abdul Fatah Younis, Libyan general (b. 1944)
- Jim Johnson, American football player and coach (b. 1941)
- Karl Gotch, Belgian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)
- Jim LeRoy, American soldier and pilot (b. 1961)
- David Gemmell, English author (b. 1948)
- Francis Crick, English biologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
- Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist and author (b. 1938)
- Valerie Goulding, Irish activist and politician (b. 1918)
- Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
- Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi poet, author, and critic (b. 1943)
- Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
- Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and author (b. 1924)
- Lenny McLean, English boxer, actor, and author (b. 1949)
- Consalvo Sanesi, Italian race car driver (b. 1911)
- Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (b. 1920)
- Seni Pramoj, Thai lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1905)
- Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and academic (b. 1908)
- Stanley Woods, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1903)
- Sulev Nõmmik, Estonian actor and director (b. 1931)
- Jill Esmond, English actress (b. 1908)
- Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, 31st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1909)
- Keith Green, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1953)
- Stanley Rother, American priest and missionary (b. 1935)
- Rose Rand, Austrian-born American logician and philosopher (b. 1903)
- Don Miller, American football player and coach (b. 1902)
- Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
- Maggie Gripenberg, Finnish dancer and choreographer (b. 1881)
- Helen Traubel, American soprano and actress (b. 1903)
- Lawrence Moore Cosgrave, Canadian colonel and diplomat (b. 1890)
- Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
- Charles E. Pont, French-American minister and painter (b. 1898)
- Ramón Grau, Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba (b. 1882)
- Frank Loesser, American composer (b. 1910)
- Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
- Karl W. Richter, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1942)
- Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic (b. 1894)
- Attallah Suheimat, Jordanian politician (b. 1875)
- Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and educator (b. 1876)
- Isaac Heinemann, German-Israeli scholar and academic (b. 1876)
- Saint Alphonsa, first woman of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church (b. 1910)
- Flinders Petrie, English archaeologist and academic (b. 1853)
- Meletius IV of Constantinople (b. 1871)
- Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1868)
- Louis Tancred, South African cricketer and pilot (b. 1876)
- Nishinoumi Kajirō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, 30th yokozuna (b. 1890)
- John DeWitt, American hammer thrower (b. 1881)
- Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist and optician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
- Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (b. 1803)
- Moses Montefiore, British philanthropist, sheriff and banker (b. 1784)
- George Law Curry, American publisher and politician (b. 1820)
- Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist and physiologist (b. 1787)
- Charles Albert of Sardinia (b. 1798)
- Joseph Bonaparte, French diplomat and brother of Napoleon (b. 1768)
- Clemens Brentano, German author and poet (b. 1778)
- Nathan Mayer Rothschild, German-English banker and financier (b. 1777)
- Édouard Mortier, duc de Trévise, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (b. 1768)
- Gaspard Monge, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1746)
- Richard Beckett, English cricketer and captain (b.1772)
- Selim III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1761)
- Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the Committee of Public Safety (b. 1758)
- Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (b. 1767)
- George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset (b. 1691)
- Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist and composer (b. 1685)
- Antonio Vivaldi, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1678)
- Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic (b. 1630)
- Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1618)
- Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer and politician (b. 1605)
- Abraham Cowley, English poet and author (b. 1618)
- Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet and playwright (b. 1619)
- Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish playwright (b. 1569)
- Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford (b. 1527)
- Thomas Cromwell, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1495)
- Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish explorer, founded the city of Santa Marta (b. 1460)
- Robert Blackadder, bishop of Glasgow
- Edward Woodville, Lord Scales (at the Battle of St. Aubin-du-Cormier)
- John II, king of Cyprus and Armenia (b. 1418)
- Sancia of Majorca, queen regent of Naples (b. c. 1285)
- Guy VIII of Viennois, Dauphin of Vienne (b. 1309)
- Keran, Queen of Armenia ( b. before 1262)
- Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster (b. 1220)
- Leopold VI, Duke of Austria (b. 1176)
- William Clito, English son of Sybilla of Conversano (b. 1102)
- Victor II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1018)
- Shi Jingtang, emperor of Later Jin (b. 892)
- Thankmar, half-brother of Otto I (during Siege of Eresburg) (b. c. 908)
- Athanasius I Gammolo, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.
- Theodosius II, Roman emperor (b. 401)