On This Day in History: July 3
July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 181 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- New York Lottery joins Multi-State Lottery Association. The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has approved the New York Lottery's request for membership, with transitioning activities having started this week.
- Longtime friends split $20 lottery ticket, win $1 million prize. Two longtime friends decided that sharing a lottery ticket would improve their luck — and they were right.
- Lottery player 'spent a sleepless night' clutching winning ticket. A South Carolina woman spent a sleepless night holding a $125,000 winning lottery ticket close.
- Fake Instagram account offers phony Florida Lottery giveaways. The Florida Lottery is warning players about social media scams and fake accounts offering money and other prizes.
- Virginia woman wins Cash 5 lottery top prize 12 times for total of $1.2 million. A Roanoke woman won a Virginia Lottery drawing not once, but 12 times, bringing her total winnings to $1.2 million.
- Iowa man plays numbers he saw in a dream, wins big lottery prize. A man who played numbers he saw in a dream won big last week in the Iowa Lottery.
- Scratch-off tickets push Florida Lottery to record sales. Floridians with dreams of instant payoffs are generating record scratch for the Florida Lottery.
- $259 million Powerball winner took poverty vow. A man with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket claimed what officials are calling the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee and says he plans to use most of the money to support the performing arts.
- Lottery mystery yields clues to $7.5 million prize. Investigating Joan Ginther, who won millions four times, suggests ways winners might be found.
- CEO of poker site Full Tilt arrested. The chief executive of Full Tilt Poker, the beleaguered one-time Web poker giant, was arrested Monday on a plane that had just landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport as the government unveiled new criminal charges against him related to an alleged Ponzi scheme.
- Florida Lottery joins Powerball. Florida Lottery officials on Wednesday said they will add the national Powerball game to the state's portfolio in January and become the new host for the game's semiweekly drawings.
- D.C. Lottery hopes raffle will bring fiscal success. D.C. Lottery officials are hoping their latest offering, a $1 million raffle, will pay off for players and the lottery.
- Iraq soldier wins part of $12 million Lotto jackpot. It's been a lucky few weeks for a Texas soldier serving in Iraq. He won part of a $12 million dollar Lotto Texas jackpot, and now he's home.
- Retailers sue N.M. Lottery over scratch-off games. Eastern New Mexico retailers have accused the New Mexico Lottery of misrepresenting scratch-off games to the public by advertising prizes, then pulling the games before all the money is awarded.
- N.C. Lottery Millionaire Raffle sells out. If you haven't gotten a North Carolina Lottery raffle ticket, you're out of luck.
- Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle draw delayed. The drawing date for the Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game is being postponed due to slower than expected ticket sales.
- Mass. Lottery to present store with winning ticket commission. In a press conference to be held today at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, the Massachusetts Lottery will present the store that sold last night's winning Mega Millions ticket with its commission check.
- One ticket wins $290 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The was one winning ticket sold for Friday's record $290 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$454 Million
Jul 5, 2016
- 2.$257 Million
Jul 6, 2016
- 3.$256 Million
Jul 3, 2018
- 4.€171 Million
Jul 5, 2011
- 5.€181.08 Million
Jul 4, 2019
- 6.$200 Million
Jul 5, 2003
- 7.$172 Million
Jul 4, 2017
- 8.$150 Million
Jul 3, 2019
- 9.€130 Million
Jul 3, 2020
- 10.$121 Million
Jul 5, 2017
- 11.€103.55 Million
Jul 5, 2016
- 12.$113 Million
Jul 3, 2009
- 13.$110 Million
Jul 5, 2006
- 14.$106 Million
Jul 3, 2007
- 15.€90 Million
Jul 6, 2018
- 16.$101.5 Million
Jul 3, 2021
- 17.$101 Million
Jul 5, 2014
- 18.$96 Million
Jul 5, 2002
- 19.$95 Million
Jul 5, 2019
- 20.$86 Million
Jul 3, 2012
- 21.€67 Million
Jul 7, 2006
- 22.$84 Million
Jul 3, 2015
- 23.€74 Million
Jul 5, 2019
- 24.€69 Million
Jul 8, 2005
- 25.$82 Million
Jul 6, 2021
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Jul 3, 1991
30 years old
Wednesday, Jul 3, 1985
36 years old
Thursday, Jul 3, 1980
41 years old
Sunday, Jul 3, 1977
44 years old
Sunday, Jul 3, 1966
55 years old
Friday, Jul 3, 1964
57 years old
Thursday, Jul 3, 1958
63 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Egyptian coup d'état: President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is overthrown by the military after four days of protests all over the country calling for Morsi's resignation, to which he did not respond. President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt Adly Mansour is declared acting president.
- British Prime Minister John Major announced the Stone of Scone would be returned to Scotland.
- United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
- The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus.
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
- The Troubles: The "Falls Curfew" begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Dan-Air Flight 1903 crashes into the Les Agudes mountain in the Montseny Massif near the village of Arbúcies in Catalonia, Spain, killing all 112 people aboard.
- Space Race: The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
- The Aden Emergency: The Battle of the Crater in which the British Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders retake the Crater district following the Arab Police mutiny.
- The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the United States Congress.
- The SS United States sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary.
- World War II: The Minsk Offensive clears German troops from the city.
- World War II: The Royal Navy attacks the French naval squadron in Algeria, to ensure that it will not fall under German control. Of the four French battleships present, one is sunk, two are damaged, and one escapes back to France.
- World speed record for a steam locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 125.88 miles per hour (202.58 km/h).
- United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
- Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.
- A Spanish squadron, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is defeated by an American squadron under William T. Sampson in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.
- Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
- Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first purpose-built automobile.
- The New-York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
- Dow Jones & Company publishes its first stock average.
- Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgrätz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
- American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.
- Congress establishes the United States' 2nd mint in San Francisco.
- France invades the Roman Republic and restores the Papal States.
- Governor-General Peter von Scholten emancipates all remaining slaves in the Danish West Indies.
- The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State University, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with three students.
- The Bank for Savings in the City of New-York, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
- American Revolutionary War: Iroquois allied to Britain kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
- American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
- Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.
- French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
- Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
- William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy, reigns until 1087.
- Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France until the French Revolution in 1792.
- Battle of Adrianople: Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
Births On This Day
- Crystal Dunn, American footballer
- Alison Howie, Scottish field hockey player
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russian tennis player
- Nathan Gardner, Australian rugby league player
- Bobby Hopkinson, English footballer
- Lucas Mendes, Brazilian footballer
- Mitchell Dodds, Australian rugby league player
- Elle King, American singer, songwriter, and actress
- Winston Reid, New Zealand-Danish footballer
- Vladislav Sesganov, Russian figure skater
- James Troisi, Australian footballer
- Sebastian Vettel, German race car driver
- Marco Antônio de Mattos Filho, Brazilian footballer
- Kisenosato Yutaka, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Manny Lawson, American football player
- Churandy Martina, Dutch sprinter
- Corey Sevier, Canadian actor and producer
- Edinson Vólquez, Dominican baseball player
- Mazharul Haque, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2013)
- Roland Schoeman, South African swimmer
- Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricketer
- Jamie Grove, English cricketer
- Mizuki Noguchi, Japanese runner
- David Bowens, American football player
- Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- Henry Olonga, Zimbabwean cricketer and sportscaster
- Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian-American mixed martial artist
- Bobby Skinstad, Zimbabwean-South African rugby union player
- Paul Rauhihi, New Zealand rugby league player
- Ólafur Stefánsson, Icelandic handball player
- Fyodor Tuvin, Russian footballer (d. 2013)
- Julian Assange, Australian journalist, publisher, and activist, founded WikiLeaks
- Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
- Audra McDonald, American actress and singer
- Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player
- Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo-Albanian soldier and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Kosovo
- Katy Clark, Scottish lawyer and politician
- Moisés Alou, American baseball player
- Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese wrestler (d. 2005)
- Connie Nielsen, Danish-American actress
- Komsan Pohkong, Thai lawyer and academic
- Christophe Ruer, French pentathlete (d. 2007)
- Yeardley Smith, American actress, voice actress, comedian and writer
- Scott Borchetta, American record executive and entrepreneur
- Tom Cruise, American actor and producer
- Thomas Gibson, American actor and director
- Vince Clarke, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Julie Burchill, English journalist and author
- Ian Maxtone-Graham, American screenwriter and producer
- Stephen Pearcy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- David Shore, Canadian screenwriter and producer
- Matthew Fraser, Canadian-English journalist and academic
- Charlie Higson, English actor, singer, and author
- Siân Lloyd, Welsh meteorologist and journalist
- Didier Mouron, Swiss-Canadian painter
- Aaron Tippin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Poly Styrene, British musician (d. 2011)
- Montel Williams, American talk show host and television personality
- Claude Rajotte, Canadian radio and television host
- Les Cusworth, English rugby player
- Lotta Sollander, Swedish alpine skier
- Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
- Lu Colombo, Italian singer
- Andy Fraser, English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2015)
- Carla Olson, American singer-songwriter and music producer
- Wasim Raja, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2006)
- Amit Kumar, Indian film playback singer, actor, director, music director and musician
- Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician, 41st President of Haiti (d. 2014)
- Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer and footballer
- Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer
- James Hahn, American judge and politician, 40th Mayor of Los Angeles
- Susan Penhaligon, English actress
- John Verity, English guitarist
- Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (d. 2006)
- Bo Xilai, Chinese politician, Chinese Minister of Commerce
- Paul Barrere, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish author and illustrator
- Dave Barry, American journalist and author
- Betty Buckley, American actress and singer
- Mike Burton, American swimmer
- Johnny Lee, American singer and guitarist
- Leszek Miller, Polish political scientist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Poland
- Michael Shea, American author (d. 2014)
- Michael Cole, American actor
- Michael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn, Scottish politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (d. 2018)
- Gary Waldhorn, British actor
- Judith Durham, Australian folk-pop singer-songwriter and musician
- Kurtwood Smith, American actor
- Norman E. Thagard, American astronaut
- Eddy Mitchell, French singer-songwriter
- Gloria Allred, American lawyer and activist
- Liamine Zéroual, Algerian politician, 4th President of Algeria
- Lamar Alexander, American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Education
- Jerzy Buzek, Polish engineer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Poland
- Lance Larson, American swimmer
- César Tovar, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1994)
- Brigitte Fassbaender, German soprano and director
- László Kovács, Hungarian politician and diplomat, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Coco Laboy, Puerto Rican baseball player
- Jean Aitchison, English linguist and academic
- Sjaak Swart, Dutch footballer
- Nicholas Maxwell, English philosopher and academic
- Tom Stoppard, Czech-English playwright and screenwriter
- Anthony Lester, Baron Lester of Herne Hill, English lawyer and politician
- Baard Owe, Norwegian-Danish actor
- Cheo Feliciano, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
- Harrison Schmitt, American geologist, astronaut, and politician
- Edward Brandt, Jr., American physician and mathematician (d. 2007)
- Richard Mellon Scaife, American businessman (d. 2014)
- Pete Fountain, American clarinet player (d. 2016)
- Carlos Kleiber, German-Austrian conductor (d. 2004)
- Tommy Tedesco, American guitarist (d. 1997)
- Clément Perron, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Joanne Herring, American socialite, businesswoman, political activist, philanthropist, diplomat, and television talk show host
- Evelyn Anthony, English author (d. 2018)
- Ken Russell, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2011)
- Tim O'Connor, American actor (d. 2018)
- Johnny Coles, American trumpet player (d. 1997)
- Rae Allen, American actress, singer, and director
- Laurence Street, Australian jurist and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (d. 2018)
- Terry Moriarty, Australian rules footballer (d. 2011)
- Danny Nardico, American professional boxer (d. 2010)
- Philip Jamison, American artist
- Amalia Aguilar, Cuban-Mexican film actress and dancer
- S. R. Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (d. 2016)
- Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2010)
- Theo Brokmann Jr., Dutch football player (d. 2003)
- Flor María Chalbaud, First Lady of Venezuela (d. 2013)
- Susan Peters, American actress (d. 1952)
- François Reichenbach, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- Eddy Paape, Belgian illustrator (d. 2012)
- Paul O'Dea, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)
- Cecil FitzMaurice, 8th Earl of Orkney (d. 1998)
- Gerald W. Thomas, American soldier and academic (d. 2013)
- S. V. Ranga Rao, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1974)
- Johnny Palmer, American golfer (d. 2006)
- João Saldanha, Brazilian footballer, manager, and journalist (d. 1990)
- John Kundla, American basketball player and coach (d. 2017)
- Dorothy Kilgallen, American journalist, actress, and author (d. 1965)
- Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (d. 1990)
- Fritz Kasparek, Austrian mountaineer (d. 1954)
- Stavros Niarchos, Greek shipping magnate (d.1996)
- M. F. K. Fisher, American author (d. 1992)
- Robert B. Meyner, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1990)
- George Sanders, Russian-born British actor (d. 1972)
- Johnny Gibson, American hurdler and coach (d. 2006)
- Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1992)
- Ruth Crawford Seeger, American composer (d. 1953)
- Alessandro Blasetti, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
- Stefanos Stefanopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1982)
- Jesse Douglas, American mathematician and academic (d. 1965)
- Doris Lloyd, English actress (d. 1968)
- Sándor Bortnyik, Hungarian painter and graphic designer (d. 1976)
- Richard Cramer, American actor (d. 1960)
- Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1963)
- Raymond A. Spruance, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 1969)
- Anna Dickie Olesen, American politician (d. 1971)
- Franz Kafka, Czech-Austrian author (d. 1924)
- Carl Schuricht, Polish-German conductor (d. 1967)
- Alfred Korzybski, Polish-American mathematician, linguist, and philosopher (d. 1950)
- George M. Cohan, American songwriter, actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1942)
- Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher and academic (d. 1957)
- Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon and academic (d. 1951)
- Jean Collas, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1928)
- William Henry Davies, Welsh poet and writer (d.1940)
- R. B. Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1947)
- Svend Kornbeck, Danish actor (d. 1933)
- Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (d. 1906)
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist and author (d. 1935)
- Leoš Janáček, Czech composer and theorist (d. 1928)
- Charles Bannerman, English-Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1930)
- Achilles Alferaki, Russian composer and politician, Governor of Taganrog (d. 1919)
- Dankmar Adler, German-born American architect and engineer (d. 1900)
- Ahmed Vefik Pasha, Greek-Ottoman statesman, diplomat, playwright, and translator (d. 1891)
- Ferdinand Didrichsen, Danish botanist and physicist (d. 1887)
- Johann Friedrich Overbeck, German-Italian painter and engraver (d. 1869)
- Carl Ludvig Engel, German architect (d. 1840)
- John Singleton Copley, American painter (d. 1815)
- Robert Adam, Scottish-English architect, designed Culzean Castle (d. 1792)
- Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, English field marshal and politician (d. 1768)
- Edward Young, English poet, dramatist and literary critic (Night-Thoughts) (d. 1765)
- Thomas Richardson, English politician and judge (d. 1635)
- Jacobus Gallus, Slovenian composer (d. 1591)
- Myeongjong of Joseon, Ruler of Korea (d. 1567)
- Claude Fauchet, French historian and author (d. 1601)
- Li Shizhen, Chinese physician and mineralogist (d. 1593)
- Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
- Louis XI of France (d. 1483)
- Valentinian I, Roman emperor (d. 375)
Deaths On This Day
- Saroj Khan, Indian dance choreographer, known as "The Mother of Dance/Choreography in India".(b. 1948)
- Diana Douglas, British-American actress (b. 1923)
- Boyd K. Packer, American religious leader and educator (b. 1924)
- Wayne Townsend, American farmer and politician (b. 1926)
- Phil Walsh, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1960)
- Jini Dellaccio, American photographer (b. 1917)
- Tim Flood, Irish hurler and coach (b. 1927)
- Volkmar Groß, German footballer (b. 1948)
- Ira Ruskin, American politician (b. 1943)
- Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (b. 1924)
- Roman Bengez, Slovenian footballer and manager (b. 1964)
- Francis Ray, American author (b. 1944)
- PJ Torokvei, Canadian actress and screenwriter (b. 1951)
- Radu Vasile, Romanian historian and politician, 57th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1942)
- Bernard Vitet, French trumpet player and composer (b. 1934)
- Snoo Wilson, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1948)
- Nguyễn Hữu Có, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1925)
- Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1926)
- Yvonne B. Miller, American educator and politician (b. 1934)
- Sergio Pininfarina, Italian engineer and politician (b. 1926)
- Richard Alvin Tonry, American lawyer and politician (b. 1935)
- Ali Bahar, Bahraini singer and guitarist (b. 1960)
- Abu Daoud, Palestinian terrorist, planned the Munich massacre (b. 1937)
- Alauddin Al-Azad, Bangladeshi author and poet (b.1932)
- John Keel, American journalist and author (b. 1930)
- Clive Hornby, English actor and drummer (b. 1944)
- Oliver Schroer, Canadian fiddler, composer, and producer (b. 1956)
- Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)
- Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist, developed the OBJ programming language (b. 1941)
- Alberto Lattuada, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
- Gaylord Nelson, American lawyer and politician, 35th Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1916)
- Andriyan Nikolayev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1929)
- Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1931)
- Johnny Russell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
- Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1952)
- Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
- Danielle Bunten Berry, American game designer and programmer (b. 1949)
- Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (b. 1928)
- Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
- Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player and coach (b. 1934)
- Don Drysdale, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1936)
- Jim Backus, American actor and voice artist (b. 1913)
- Rudy Vallée, American singer, saxophonist, and actor (b. 1901)
- Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1893)
- Ross Martin, American actor and director (b. 1920)
- Louis Durey, French pianist and composer (b. 1888)
- James Daly, American actor (b. 1918)
- Alexander Volkov, Russian mathematician and author (b. 1891)
- John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (b. 1888)
- Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
- Brian Jones, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1942)
- Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe, English politician, 4th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1867)
- Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player and manager (b. 1890)
- Richard Mohaupt, German composer and Kapellmeister (b. 1904)
- Siegfried Handloser, German physician and general (b. 1895)
- Reginald Marsh, French-American painter, illustrator, and academic (b. 1898)
- Friedrich Akel, Estonian physician and politician, Head of State of Estonia (b. 1871)
- Nicolae Bivol, Moldovan businessman and politician, Mayor of Chișinău (b. 1882)
- Jacob Schick, American-Canadian captain and businessman, invented the electric razor (b. 1877)
- André Citroën, French engineer and businessman, founded the Citroën Company (b. 1878)
- Hipólito Yrigoyen, Argentinian educator and politician, 19th President of Argentina (b. 1852)
- Gérard de Courcelles, French race car driver
- James Mitchel, Irish-American weight thrower (b. 1864)
- Mehmed V, Ottoman sultan (b. 1844)
- Hetty Green, American businesswoman and financier (b. 1834)
- Joel Chandler Harris, American journalist and author (b. 1845)
- Édouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
- Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist and playwright (b. 1860)
- Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Vietnamese poet and author (b. 1822)
- Clay Allison, American rancher (b. 1841)
- Hasan Tahsini, Albanian astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1811)
- George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)
- Little Crow, American tribal leader (b. 1810)
- Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
- Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French scholar and author (b. 1714)
- Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general, astronomer, and politician, 1st Colonial Governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)
- Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1736)
- William Jones, Welsh-English mathematician and academic (b. 1675)
- Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist (b. 1635)
- Marie de' Medici, French queen consort and regent (b. 1573)
- Aonio Paleario, Italian academic and reformer (b. 1500)
- Pierre d'Aubusson, Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (b. 1423)
- Stephen de Fulbourn, English-born Irish cleric and politician
- Egbert II, Margrave of Meissen (b. c. 1060)
- Henry I, Frankish nobleman and archbishop
- Dong Chang, Chinese warlord
- Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (b. 656)
- Anatolius of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch and saint (b. 449)