On This Day in History: July 29
July 29 is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 155 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Colorado Lottery hosts first-ever hackathon for new game development. A new event aiming to spark innovation in lottery game development will kick off this week.
- Indiana family claims $536 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. At a press conference Friday it was announced that a family of lifetime Hoosiers anonymously claimed the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single Mega Millions lottery ticket.
- Virginia truck driver claims Mega Millions jackpot in Pa.. A professional truck driver for nearly 30 years will be retiring early thanks to a lottery ticket he purchased at a Pennsylvania travel plaza.
- Wisconsin man's two winning lotto tickets said to be "misprints". A Wisconsin man thought he had two $1,000 dollar winning crossword scratch tickets back on July 20th, but when he tried to cash them in, he was told there was an error and that the tickets were misprints.
- Indecision at the Illinois Lottery over new national game. The Illinois Department of Lottery is working to decide whether it wants to take a chance on a new Monopoly game that will be rolled out in October across the United States.
- Man scratches $3M Georgia Lottery prize in store. A food mart store manager in Cave Spring, Georgia, sold a winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth $3 million, and witnessed the genuine reaction of the surprised winner.
- Millions in lottery jackpots expire every year. Around the United States, millions of dollars in lottery prize money goes unclaimed each year, as players fail to redeem their winning tickets before they expire.
- W.V. Lottery ends 3-year losing streak. A three-year money-losing streak for the West Virginia Lottery has come to an end, as the agency saw an upswing in revenues for the just completed 2010-11 budget year, Lottery commissioners learned Tuesday.
- TV station investigates repeating Kentucky Lottery scratch winners. A TV station investigates a variety of events surrounding the Kentucky Lottery and scratch-off winners with extraordinary luck.
- Proposed Mass. budget includes nonexistent lottery money. When Massachusetts lawmakers approved a $24.7 billion state budget last week, they included $25 million in expected revenue from the multi-state lottery game, Powerball.
- Tenn. Lottery's Hargrove named chair of the Powerball Group. Rebecca Hargrove, president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery, earlier this month was named Chair of the Powerball Group of the Multi-State Lottery Association.
- Florida Lottery will not honor misprint scratch-off jackpot. The Florida Lottery has refused to pay the winner of a $250,000 scratch off jackpot, saying that the winning ticket was a printing error.
- Hoosier Lottery insists computers are better than ball drawings. Still smarting from the sting of a massive security scandal, Indiana Lottery officials are making a claim that computerized drawings actually improve security over traditional lottery drawings conducted with a mechanical ball machine.
- Hoosier Lottery increases funds for security. For months, Indiana Lottery officials have been trying to repair the damage done when William C. Foreman, a former lottery investigator, was accused in November of obtaining insider information to help friends get a $1 million scratch-off ticket.
- Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $54 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $54 million, with a cash option of $28.2 million.
- Lottery winner enjoying life. Greenwich, Connecticut resident Donald "Boo-boo" won $100,000 playing an instant lottery game at Greenwich Cigar and Stationery.
- SEC Investigating Gtech in Brazil. Gtech Holdings Corp. said Thursday that the Securities and Exchange Commission opened a formal investigation into the lottery operator's dealings in Brazil.
- Missouri shuts down illegal lottery Web site. A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday against the operator of Web site which ran its own lottery.
- Hollywood, FL couple wins half of $80.9 million Lotto prize. A Hollywood, Florida couple claimed half the $80.9 million Florida Lotto jackpot Tuesday at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee, choosing to reap their winnings in 30 annual installments of $1,349,000 each.
- Lottery manager resigns after charged with bribery. A Florida Lottery regional manager has resigned, just days after he was charged with seeking kickbacks from a convenience store owner.
- $25M question: Who is credible?. Yesterday 21 co-workers squared off in a New Jersey courtroom, where Superior Court Judge Marguerite Simon must decide who gets the $25 million from the Big Game Mega Millions drawing March 15.
- New Mexico Lottery reports record FY2003 revenue. The New Mexico Lottery Authority has posted a record $137 million in revenues for its fiscal year 2003 ending June 30, 2003, an increase of $3.1 million over the previous year.
- Brushfire Lands N.J. Lottery Advertising Account. The New Jersey Lottery has awarded its two-year, $10 million advertising account to Brushfire. The Whippany, N.J., shop replaces five-year incumbent GraphicaGroup in Chester, N.J., which crafted the print campaign featuring the lottery's tagline, "For every dream, there's a jackpot."
- Georgia proposes deal with new Tennessee lottery. Tennessee could launch its new lottery up to four months earlier than planned if it partners with Georgia and its vendor contract, Georgia Lottery director Rebecca Paul said Monday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$487 Million
Jul 30, 2016
- 2.$303 Million
Aug 1, 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.$187 Million
Aug 1, 2018
- 9.$158 Million
Aug 1, 2012
- 10.$155 Million
Jul 29, 2006
- 11.€113 Million
Jul 29, 2005
- 12.$133 Million
Jul 30, 2011
- 13.€115.55 Million
Jul 30, 2016
- 14.$126 Million
Jul 29, 2020
- 15.$105 Million
Aug 1, 2007
- 16.$102 Million
Jul 29, 2009
- 17.$100 Million
Jul 29, 2015
- 18.€84.78 Million
Jul 29, 2016
- 19.€76.74 Million
Jul 29, 2017
- 20.$90 Million
Jul 30, 1999
- 21.$88 Million
Jul 31, 2019
- 22.$85 Million
Jul 31, 2010
- 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
Monday, Jul 29, 1985
35 years old
Friday, Jul 29, 1983
37 years old
Friday, Jul 29, 1983
37 years old
Friday, Jul 29, 1983
37 years old
Friday, Jul 29, 1977
43 years old
Sunday, Jul 29, 1973
47 years old
Saturday, Jul 29, 1972
48 years old
Wednesday, Jul 29, 1970
50 years old
Saturday, Jul 29, 1967
53 years old
Sunday, Jul 29, 1962
58 years old
Thursday, Jul 29, 1954
66 years old
Tuesday, Jul 29, 1952
68 years old
Sunday, Jul 29, 1951
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The 2019 Altamira prison riot between rival Brazilian drug gangs leaves 62 dead.
- Two passenger trains collide in the Swiss municipality of Granges-près-Marnand near Lausanne injuring 25 people.
- An overloaded passenger ferry capsizes on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.
- Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
- The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad.
- The Supreme Court of Israel acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).
- Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and President of Sri Lanka J. R. Jayewardene sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on ethnic issues.
- A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
- After impeachment on June 21, Abolhassan Banisadr flees with Massoud Rajavi to Paris, in an Iranian Air Force Boeing 707, piloted by Colonel Behzad Moezzi, to form the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
- Iran adopts a new "holy" flag after the Islamic Revolution.
- In New York City, David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
- Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy, beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.
- Driver Roger Williamson is killed during the Dutch Grand Prix, after a suspected tire failure causes his car to pitch into the barriers at high speed.
- Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
- During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
- Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
- First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
- The Tonight Show - Tonight Starring Jack Paar premieres on NBC with Jack Paar beginning the modern day talk show.
- Korean War: After four days, the No Gun Ri Massacre ends when the US Army 7th Cavalry Regiment is withdrawn.
- Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad: After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.
- The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
- Tōngzhōu Incident: In Tōngzhōu, China, the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.
- Great Depression: In Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
- Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
- Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
- The Cape Cod Canal opened.
- Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9 and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
- In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
- The First Hague Convention is signed.
- The Connecticut Valley Railroad opens between Old Saybrook, Connecticut and Hartford, Connecticut in the United States.
- American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
- United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
- Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
- Great Famine of Ireland: Tipperary Revolt: In County Tipperary, Ireland, then in the United Kingdom, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
- Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
- French physicist Augustin Fresnel submits his prizewinning "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", precisely accounting for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishing the oldest objection to the wave theory of light.
- Founding of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps: General George Washington appoints William Tudor as Judge Advocate of the Continental Army.
- War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen: France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
- Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines: English naval forces under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
- The infant James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
- The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- The Siege of Damascus ends in a decisive crusader defeat and leads to the disintegration of the Second Crusade.
- Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad: King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
- Count Dirk III defeats an army sent by Emperor Henry II in the Battle of Vlaardingen.
- Byzantine-Bulgarian wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of a heart attack less than three months later, on October 6.
- Battle of Firenzuola: Lombard forces under King Rudolph II and Adalbert I, margrave of Ivrea, defeat the dethroned Emperor Berengar I of Italy at Firenzuola (Tuscany).
- Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessaloniki, the Byzantine Empire's second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week.
- Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at the age of 12.
- The Praetorian Guard storm the palace and capture Pupienus and Balbinus. They are dragged through the streets of Rome and executed. On the same day, Gordian III, age 13, is proclaimed emperor, the sixth emperor of the year.
- 587 BC
- The Neo-Babylonian Empire sacks Jerusalem and destroys the First Temple.
Births On This Day
- Liam O'Brien, Canadian ice hockey player
- Nicole Melichar, American tennis player
- Karen Torrez, Bolivian swimmer
- Dale Copley, Australian rugby league player
- Irakli Logua, Russian footballer
- Grit Šadeiko, Estonian heptathlete
- Tarjei Bø, Norwegian biathlete
- Besart Berisha, Albanian footballer
- Okinoumi Ayumi, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Simon Santoso, Indonesian badminton player
- Oh Beom-seok, South Korean footballer
- Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
- Wilson Palacios, Honduran footballer
- Jason Belmonte, Australian bowler
- Inés Gómez Mont, Mexican journalist and actress
- Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian ice hockey player
- Jerious Norwood, American football player
- Elise Testone, American singer-songwriter
- Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
- Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
- Allison Mack, American actress and criminal
- Fernando Alonso, Spanish race car driver
- Andrés Madrid, Argentinian footballer
- Troy Perkins, American soccer player
- Ryan Braun, Canadian-American baseball player
- Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
- Ben Koller, American drummer
- John Morris, Australian rugby league player
- Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
- Ronald Murray, American basketball player
- Juris Umbraško, Latvian basketball player
- Mike Adams, American baseball player
- Marina Lazarovska, Macedonian tennis player
- Yoshihiro Akiyama, Japanese mixed martial artist
- Lanka de Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
- Jaanus Sirel, Estonian footballer
- Stephen Dorff, American actor and producer
- Denis Urubko, Kazakh mountaineer
- Wil Wheaton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Andrea Philipp, German sprinter
- Adele Griffin, American author
- Andi Peters, English journalist, actor, and producer
- John Rennie, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Gideon Henderson, English geologist and academic
- Paavo Lötjönen, Finnish cellist and educator
- Sally Gunnell, English hurdler and sportscaster
- Stuart Lampitt, English cricketer
- Martina McBride, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Luis Alicea, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
- Dean Haglund, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Adam Holloway, English captain and politician
- Stan Koziol, American soccer player (d. 2014)
- Chang-Rae Lee, South Korean-American author and academic
- Xavier Waterkeyn, Australian author
- Woody Weatherman, American guitarist and songwriter
- Jaanus Veensalu, Estonian footballer
- Hans-Holger Albrecht, Belgian-German businessman
- Jim Beglin, Irish footballer and sportscaster
- Julie Elliott, English politician
- Azeem Hafeez, Pakistani cricketer
- Alexandra Paul, American actress and producer
- Graham Poll, English footballer, referee, and journalist
- Carl Cox, English DJ and producer
- Frank Neubarth, German footballer and manager
- Scott Steiner, American wrestler
- Vincent Rousseau, Belgian runner
- Didier Van Cauwelaert, French author
- Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor, singer, and producer
- Ruud Janssen, Dutch blogger and illustrator
- Dave LaPoint, American baseball player and manager
- John Sykes, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gail Dines, English-American author, activist, and academic
- Simon Nye, English screenwriter and producer
- Cynthia Rowley, American fashion designer
- Liam Davison, Australian author and educator (d. 2014)
- Viktor Gavrikov, Lithuanian-Swiss chess player (d. 2016)
- Nellie Kim, Russian gymnast and coach
- Teddy Atlas, American boxer, trainer, and sportscaster
- Ronnie Musgrove, American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi
- Faustino Rupérez, Spanish cyclist
- Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor, director, and screenwriter
- Dave Stevens, American illustrator (d. 2008)
- Stephen Timms, English politician, Minister of State for Competitiveness
- Patti Scialfa, American musician
- Ken Burns, American director and producer
- Geddy Lee, Canadian musician
- Frank McGuinness, Irish poet and playwright
- Tim Gunn, American television host and actor
- Norman Blackwell, Baron Blackwell, English businessman and politician
- Joe Johnson, English snooker player and sportscaster
- Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Greek politician
- Susan Blackmore, English psychologist and theorist
- Dan Driessen, American baseball player and coach
- Dean Pitchford, American actor, director, screenwriter, and composer
- Jenny Holzer, American painter, author, and dancer
- Leslie Easterbrook, American actress
- Jamil Mahuad, Ecuadorian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Ecuador
- John Clarke, New Zealand-Australian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
- Dick Harmon, American golfer and coach (d. 2006)
- Ximena Armas, Chilean painter
- Stig Blomqvist, Swedish race car driver
- Neal Doughty, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
- Alessandro Gogna, Italian mountaineer and adventurer
- Diane Keen, English actress
- Aleksei Tammiste, Estonian basketball player
- Sharon Creech, American author and educator
- Mircea Lucescu, Romanian footballer, coach, and manager
- Jim Bridwell, American rock climber and mountaineer (d. 2018)
- David Taylor, English snooker player and sportscaster
- Doug Ashdown, Australian singer-songwriter
- Jennifer Dunn, American engineer and politician (d. 2007)
- Goenawan Mohamad, Indonesian poet and playwright
- David Warner, English actor
- Betty Harris, American chemist
- Winnie Monsod, Filipina economist and political commentator
- Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2005)
- Jean Rochon, Canadian physician and politician
- Daniel McFadden, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate
- Elizabeth Dole, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Labor
- Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (d. 2019)
- Lou Albano, Italian-American wrestler, manager, and actor (d. 2009)
- Colin Davis, English race car driver (d. 2012)
- Robert Fuller, American actor and rancher
- Randy Sparks, American folk singer-songwriter and musician
- Leslie Fielding, English diplomat (d. 2021)
- Nancy Kassebaum, American businesswoman and politician
- Kjell Karlsen, Norwegian pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2020)
- Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2018)
- Harry Mulisch, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (d. 2010)
- Robert Kilpatrick, Baron Kilpatrick of Kincraig, Scottish physician, academic, and politician (d. 2015)
- Harold W. Kuhn, American mathematician and academic (d. 2014)
- Ted Lindsay, Canadian ice hockey player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2019)
- Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer
- Lloyd Bochner, Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)
- Robert Horton, American actor (d. 2016)
- George Burditt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- Edgar Cortright, American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
- Jim Marshall, English businessman, founded Marshall Amplification (d. 2012)
- Gordon Mitchell, American bodybuilder and actor (d. 2003)
- Richard Egan, American actor (d. 1987)
- Chris Marker, French photographer and journalist (d. 2012)
- Neville Jeffress, Australian businessman (d. 2007)
- Don Ingalls, American writer and producer (d. 2014)
- Edwin O'Connor, American journalist and author (d. 1968)
- Mary Lee Settle, American novelist, essayist, and memoirist (d. 2005)
- Rochus Misch, German SS officer (d. 2013)
- Budd Boetticher, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Charlie Christian, American guitarist (d. 1942)
- Rupert Hamer, Australian politician, 39th Premier of Victoria (d. 2004)
- Bruce R. McConkie, American colonel and religious leader (d. 1985)
- Francis W. Sargent, American soldier and politician, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
- Irwin Corey, American actor and activist (d. 2017)
- Erich Priebke, German war criminal, leader of the 1944 Ardeatine massacre (d. 2013)
- Foster Furcolo, American lawyer and politician, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
- Archbishop Iakovos of America (d. 2005)
- Gale Page, American actress (d. 1983)
- Samm Sinclair Baker, American author (d. 1997)
- Chester Himes, American-Spanish author (d. 1984)
- Melvin Belli, American lawyer (d. 1996)
- Thelma Todd, American actress and singer (d. 1935)
- Clara Bow, American actress (d. 1965)
- Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish economist and diplomat, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
- Stanley Kunitz, American poet and translator (d. 2006)
- Mahasi Sayadaw, Burmese monk and philosopher (d. 1982)
- J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (d. 1993)
- Mary V. Austin, Australian community worker and political activist (d. 1986)
- Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1976)
- Teresa Noce, Italian labor leader, activist, and journalist (d. 1980)
- Don Redman, American composer, and bandleader (d. 1964)
- Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
- Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
- Neil Ritchie, Guyanese-English general (d. 1983)
- Maria L. de Hernández, Mexican-American rights activist (d. 1986)
- William Powell, American actor and singer (d. 1984)
- Bernhard Zondek, German-Israeli gynecologist and academic (d. 1966)
- Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American engineer, invented the Iconoscope (d. 1982)
- Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-American pianist and composer (d. 1951)
- Theda Bara, American actress (d. 1955)
- Ralph Austin Bard, American financier and politician, 2nd Under Secretary of the Navy (d. 1975)
- Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and author (d. 1942)
- Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist revolutionary and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1945)
- Don Marquis, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1937)
- Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-American actress and acting teacher (d. 1949)
- J. S. Woodsworth, Canadian minister and politician (d. 1942)
- Eric Alfred Knudsen, American author, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)
- Jakob Mändmets, Estonian writer and journalist (d. 1930)
- Booth Tarkington, American novelist and dramatist (d. 1946)
- Berthold Oppenheim, Moravian rabbi (d. 1942)
- Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, English politician, 8th Governor of Queensland (d. 1940)
- Francisco Rodrigues da Cruz, Portuguese priest (d. 1948)
- Max Nordau, Hungarian physician, author, and critic, co-founded the World Zionist Organization (d. 1923)
- Sophie Menter, German pianist and composer (d. 1918)
- Isabel, Brazilian princess (d. 1921)
- Johannes Schmidt, German linguist and academic (d. 1901)
- Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician (d. 1912)
- Ivan Aivazovsky, Armenian-Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1900)
- Martin Körber, Baltic German pastor, composer, and conductor (d. 1893)
- Horace Abbott, American businessman and banker (d. 1887)
- Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and philosopher (d. 1859)
- George Bradshaw, English cartographer and publisher (d. 1853)
- Daniel Drew, American businessman and financier (d. 1879)
- Philip Charles Durham, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1845)
- Giulio Maria della Somaglia, Italian cardinal (d. 1830)
- Johann Theile, German organist and composer (d. 1724)
- Simon Dach, German poet and hymn-writer (d. 1659)
- Francesco Mochi, Italian sculptor (d. 1654)
- Philip II, duke of Pomerania-Stettin (d. 1618)
- Pedro Téllez-Girón, Spanish nobleman (d. 1590)
- Martin the Elder, king of Aragon, Valencia and Majorca (d. 1410)
- Henry II, French nobleman and king of Jerusalem (d. 1197)
- Fujiwara no Norimichi, Japanese nobleman (d. 1075)
- Muhammad al-Mahdi, Iraqi 12th Imam (d. 941)
Deaths On This Day
- Grant Thompson, American paramotorist and creator of the Youtube channel TKoR (b. 1980)
- Oliver Dragojević, a Croatian recording artist (b. 1947)
- Nikolai Volkoff, Yugoslav-born American professional wrestler (b. 1947)
- Antony Holland, English-Canadian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1920)
- Peter O'Sullevan, Anglo-Irish sportscaster (b. 1918)
- Mike Pyle, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1939)
- Franklin H. Westervelt, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic (b. 1930)
- M. Caldwell Butler, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1925)
- Jon R. Cavaiani, English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1943)
- Giorgio Gaslini, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1929)
- María Antonia Iglesias, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1945)
- Péter Kiss, Hungarian engineer and politician (b. 1959)
- Idris Muhammad, American drummer and composer (b. 1939)
- Thomas R. St. George, American soldier and author (b. 1919)
- Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1986)
- Peter Flanigan, American banker and civil servant (b. 1923)
- Tony Gaze, Australian soldier, pilot, and race car driver (b. 1920)
- Munir Hussain, Indian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1929)
- Tatiana Egorova, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1970)
- August Kowalczyk, Polish actor and director (b. 1921)
- Chris Marker, French photographer and journalist (b. 1921)
- James Mellaart, English archaeologist and author (b. 1925)
- John Stampe, Danish footballer and coach (b. 1957)
- Charles E. Wicks, American chemist and academic (b. 1925)
- Bruce Edward Ivins, American scientist and bio-defense researcher (b. 1946)
- Mike Reid, English comedian, actor, and author (b. 1940)
- Michel Serrault, French actor (b. 1928)
- Tom Snyder, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1936)
- Marvin Zindler, American journalist (b. 1921)
- Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
- Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean soldier, founded the Revolutionary United Front (b. 1937)
- Edward Gierek, Polish soldier and politician (b. 1913)
- Wau Holland, German computer scientist, co-founded Chaos Computer Club (b. 1951)
- Jerome Robbins, American director, producer, and choreographer (b. 1918)
- Ric Nordman, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1919)
- Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1920)
- Jason Thirsk, American singer and bass player (b. 1967)
- Les Elgart, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1917)
- John Britton, American physician (b. 1925)
- Dorothy Hodgkin, Egyptian-English biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
- Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1952)
- Christian de Castries, French general (b. 1902)
- Bruno Kreisky, Austrian academic and politician, 22nd Chancellor of Austria (b. 1911)
- Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1894)
- Fred Waring, American television host and bandleader (b. 1900)
- Luis Buñuel, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1900)
- Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1896)
- David Niven, English military officer and actor (b. 1910)
- Harold Sakata, American wrestler and actor (b. 1920)
- Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American engineer, invented the Iconoscope (b. 1889)
- Robert Moses, American urban planner, designed the Northern State Parkway and Southern State Parkway (b. 1888)
- Herbert Marcuse, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1898)
- Bill Todman, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1916)
- Andrzej Bogucki, Polish actor, operetta singer, and songwriter (b. 1904)
- Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
- Cass Elliot, American singer (b. 1941)
- Erich Kästner, German author and poet (b. 1899)
- Norm Smith, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1915)
- Roger Williamson, English race car driver (b. 1948)
- John Barbirolli, English cellist and conductor (b. 1899)
- Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigerian general and politician, 2nd Head of State of Nigeria (b. 1924)
- Adekunle Fajuyi, Nigerian colonel (b. 1926)
- Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
- Ronald Fisher, English biologist and statistician (b. 1890)
- Leonardo De Lorenzo, Italian-American flute player and educator (b. 1875)
- Hasan Saka, Turkish politician, 7th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1885)
- Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
- Ali Sami Yen, Turkish footballer and manager, founded Galatasaray S.K. (b. 1886)
- Joe Fry, English race car driver (b. 1915)
- Nikolai Krylenko, Russian lawyer, jurist, and politician, Prosecutor General of the Russian SFSR (b. 1885)
- Didier Pitre, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
- Sotirios Krokidas, Greek educator and politician, 110th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1852)
- Ernest William Christmas, Australian-American painter (b. 1863)
- Tobias Asser, Dutch lawyer and jurist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1838)
- Marie Adam-Doerrer (b. 1838)
- Umberto I of Italy (b. 1844)
- Floriano Peixoto, Brazilian general and politician, 2nd President of Brazil (b. 1839)
- Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1853)
- Agostino Depretis, Italian politician, 9th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1813)
- Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, astronomer, and author (b. 1774)
- Robert Schumann, German composer and critic (b. 1810)
- Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1791)
- Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1755)
- William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician (b. 1759)
- Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)
- René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, French lawyer and politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
- Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
- Peter Warren, Irish admiral and politician (b. 1703)
- Pope Urban VIII (b. 1568)
- Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
- John Caius, English physician and academic (b. 1510)
- Martin Behaim, German-Bohemian geographer and astronomer (b. 1459)
- Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby (b. 1435)
- Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (b. 1259)
- Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (b. 1175)
- Philip I of France (b. 1052)
- Pope Urban II (b. 1042)
- Ladislaus I of Hungary (b. 1040)
- Olaf II of Norway (b. 995)
- Li Shen, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Offa of Mercia (b. 730)
- Tuoba Huang, prince of Northern Wei (b. 428)
- Balbinus, Roman emperor (b. 165)
- Pupienus, Roman emperor (b. 178)