On This Day in History: July 5
July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 179 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Fishing boat captain stops at store for a drink and wins $1 million in NC lottery. The sun-burned captain of a fishing boat stopped to buy a drink Tuesday at a convenience store in Wilmington and ended up winning $1 million, according to the N.C. Education Lottery.
- Father and son win big in Virginia Lottery Cash 5. A father and son from Newport News, Virginia, won a combined $400,000 with four Cash 5 lottery tickets.
- Man wins $4 million Massachusetts lottery prize, plans to take care of mother. A Rockland, Massachusetts, resident is the first to claim the $4 million prize in the state's "100X" instant ticket game, which began in mid-June.
- New York seizes $20 million in lottery prizes from people on public assistance. New York state has reclaimed nearly $20 million in lottery prizes since 2013 from winners who had received public assistance in the last 10 years.
- Oklahoma Lottery boosts prizes to lure back players. Oklahoma lottery officials are rolling out a new series of games after lawmakers restructured the system this year.
- $454 million jackpot driving Mega Million ticket sales. With strong sales around the country, the estimated jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to $454 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $319 million cash.
- Longtime Kentucky Lottery director dies following fall. Arthur L. "Arch" Gleason, the longtime head of the Kentucky Lottery Corp. died on Friday following a fall in Cincinnati.
- Woman sues TN Lottery over 'toxic' workplace, harassment. A former employee is suing the Tennessee Lottery in federal court, saying supervisors constantly sexually harassed her and then had her fired for complaining.
- Ohio Lottery reports record sales. The Ohio Lottery says it's on a roll, with the introduction of Powerball helping the agency post another year of record sales.
- Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, July 4th, and made four instant millionaires.
- Florida Lottery Raffle drawing crowns 7 new millionaires. 750,000 Florida Lottery raffle tickets had a shot at winning $1 million, and seven of those are officially chosen as the big winners.
- Pick 3 numbers in Kansas Lottery misreported. The Kansas Lottery says it misreported Pick 3 numbers for three dates because of a software glitch.
- Mass. Lottery sweepstakes winner collects $20M prize. Judith Zahn of Hatfield today claimed the winning $20 million ticket in the Massachusetts Lottery's Star Spangled Sweepstakes drawing on Tuesday night.
- Tenn. Lottery Executive Perks Criticized. Tennessee lottery funds were used to pay for six months of temporary housing for lottery CEO Rebecca Paul and three other top executives, a perk one state senator says is too costly.
- Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $21 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $21 million, with a cash option of $11 million.
- Lottery-ticket seller also a Mega winner. Whoever bought the winning ticket in the $290 million Mega Millions lottery drawing couldn't have been much happier Saturday than the person who sold it.
- Two Tickets Win $6 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot. Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to share a jackpot of $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Minnesota top pull-tab state. Minnesota residents spend $1.3 billion on pull-tabs annually -- more than they spend on casino gambling -- with the proceeds going to charity.
- N.C. woman claims $66M Powerball jackpot. A North Carolina woman turned in the winning $65.8 million Powerball ticket to South Carolina Lottery officials late Friday afternoon.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$454 Million
Jul 5, 2016
- 2.$283 Million
Jul 6, 2018
- 3.$257 Million
Jul 6, 2016
- 4.€171 Million
Jul 5, 2011
- 5.€182.7 Million
Jul 6, 2019
- 6.$200 Million
Jul 5, 2003
- 7.$186 Million
Jul 7, 2017
- 8.$165 Million
Jul 6, 2019
- 9.€143 Million
Jul 7, 2020
- 10.$133 Million
Jul 7, 2009
- 11.$126 Million
Jul 6, 2007
- 12.$121 Million
Jul 5, 2017
- 13.€103.55 Million
Jul 5, 2016
- 14.$114.1 Million
Jul 7, 2021
- 15.$111.2 Million
Jul 7, 1993
- 16.$110 Million
Jul 5, 2006
- 17.€90 Million
Jul 6, 2018
- 18.$101 Million
Jul 5, 2014
- 19.$96 Million
Jul 5, 2002
- 19.$96 Million
Jul 7, 2015
- 21.$95 Million
Jul 5, 2019
- 22.€67 Million
Jul 7, 2006
- 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
Friday, Jul 5, 1985
36 years old
Tuesday, Jul 5, 1960
61 years old
Tuesday, Jul 5, 1960
61 years old
Friday, Jul 5, 1957
64 years old
Friday, Jul 5, 1957
64 years old
Friday, Jul 5, 1957
64 years old
Monday, Jul 5, 1954
67 years old
Wednesday, Jul 5, 1950
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Juno space probe arrives at Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.
- The United States women's national soccer team defeated 2011 champions Japan 5-2 at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final.
- The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).
- A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
- The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered in England, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, Staffordshire.
- North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.
- The first direct Indonesian presidential election is held.
- U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
- Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil MP A. Thangathurai is shot dead at Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College in Trincomalee.
- Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
- Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after its independence from the Soviet Union.
- Iran-Contra affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.
- Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE uses suicide attacks on the Sri Lankan Army for the first time. The Black Tigers are born and, in the following years, will continue to kill with the tactic.
- Swedish tennis player Björn Borg wins his fifth Wimbledon final and becomes the first male tennis player to win the championships five times in a row (1976-1980).
- Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.
- Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
- Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
- A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills eleven firefighters.
- The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
- The official independence of Algeria is proclaimed after an eight-year-long war with France.
- The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
- Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right", at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Korean War: Task Force Smith: American and North Korean forces first clash, in the Battle of Osan.
- Zionism: The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
- National Health Service Acts create the national public health system in the United Kingdom.
- Micheline Bernardini models the first modern bikini at a swimming pool in Paris.
- World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
- World War II: German forces begin a massive offensive against the Soviet Union at the Battle of Kursk, also known as Operation Citadel.
- World War II: Operation Barbarossa: German troops reach the Dnieper river.
- World War II: Foreign relations of Vichy France are severed with the United Kingdom.
- Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
- The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- "Bloody Thursday": Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
- The Liberty Bell leaves Philadelphia by special train on its way to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This is the last trip outside Philadelphia that the custodians of the bell intend to permit.
- Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
- Thomas Cook organises the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough.
- Lê Văn Khôi along with 27 soldiers stage a mutiny taking over the Phiên An citadel, developing into the Lê Văn Khôi revolt against Emperor Minh Mạng.
- Admiral Charles Napier vanquishes the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
- War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa: American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
- War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York commence.
- The Venezuelan Declaration of Independence is adopted by a congress of the provinces.
- The largest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Wagram is fought between the French and Austrian Empires.
- In Buenos Aires the local militias repel the British soldiers within the Second English Invasion.
- The Convention of Artlenburg is signed, leading to the French occupation of the Electorate of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
- The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
- The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
- Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
- John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
- Portuguese forces under the command of Pedro Lopes de Sousa begin an unsuccessful invasion of the Kingdom of Kandy during the Campaign of Danture in Sri Lanka.
- The Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea meet in the Battle of Manolada.
- The official opening of Constantine's Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus (Gigen, Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius.
Births On This Day
- Emily Fox, American soccer player and first pick of the 2021 NWSL Draft
- Diana Harkusha, Ukrainian lawyer, dancer, model and beauty queen
- Shohei Ohtani, Japanese baseball player
- Yaroslav Kosov, Russian ice hockey player
- Alberto Moreno, Spanish footballer
- Chiara Scholl, American tennis player
- Abeba Aregawi, Ethiopian-Swedish runner
- Charlie Austin, English footballer
- Georgios Efrem, Cypriot footballer
- Dwight King, Canadian ice hockey player
- Martin Liivamägi, Estonian swimmer
- Samir Ujkani, Albanian footballer
- Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor
- Mohd Safiq Rahim, Malaysian footballer
- Andrija Kaluđerović, Serbian footballer
- Alexander Kristoff, Norwegian cyclist
- Iurii Cheban, Ukrainian canoe sprinter
- Piermario Morosini, Italian footballer (d. 2012)
- Alexander Radulov, Russian ice hockey player
- Owl City, American singer, songwriter and composer
- Alexandre R. Picard, Canadian ice hockey player
- Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player
- Danay Garcia, Cuban actress
- Zack Miller, American golfer
- Marco Estrada, Mexican baseball player
- Jonás Gutiérrez, Argentinian footballer
- Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
- Taavi Peetre, Estonian shot putter (d. 2010)
- Fabrício de Souza, Brazilian footballer
- Alexander Dimitrenko, Ukrainian-German boxer
- Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
- Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
- Kate Gynther, Australian water polo player
- Dave Haywood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paíto, Mozambican footballer
- Javier Paredes, Spanish footballer
- Szabolcs Perenyi, Romanian-Hungarian footballer
- Beno Udrih, Slovenian basketball player
- Tuba Büyüküstün, Turkish actress
- Junri Namigata, Japanese tennis player
- David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
- Mads Tolling, Danish-American violinist and composer
- Jason Wade, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Shane Filan, Irish singer-songwriter
- Amélie Mauresmo, French-Swiss tennis player
- Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
- Britta Oppelt, German rower
- Allan Simonsen, Danish race car driver (d. 2013)
- İsmail YK, German-Turkish singer-songwriter
- Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player
- Steven Sharp Nelson, American cellist
- Bizarre, American rapper
- Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
- Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer and coach
- Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player
- Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
- Sarah Taylor, Jersey squash player
- Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer and coach
- Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish drummer
- Róisín Murphy, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
- Matthew Birir, Kenyan runner
- Robert Esmie, Canadian sprinter
- Gary Shteyngart, American writer
- Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager
- Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (d. 2004)
- Valentí Massana, Spanish race walker
- Jenji Kohan, American screenwriter and producer
- Armin Kõomägi, Estonian author and screenwriter
- John LeClair, American ice hockey player
- RZA, American rapper, producer, actor, and director
- Ken Akamatsu, Japanese illustrator
- Kenji Ito, Japanese pianist and composer
- Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Hedi Slimane, French fashion designer and photographer
- Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
- Susan Wojcicki, Polish-American technology executive, CEO of YouTube
- Susannah Doyle, English actress, director, and playwright
- Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer and coach
- Kathryn Erbe, American actress
- Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli-American pianist and educator
- Ronald D. Moore, American screenwriter and producer
- Edie Falco, American actress
- Sarina Hülsenbeck, German swimmer
- Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor and director
- Marc Cohn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (d. 1996)
- Bill Watterson, American author and illustrator
- Carlo Thränhardt, German high jumper
- Doug Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
- Horacio Cartes, Paraguayan businessman and politician, President of Paraguay
- James Lofton, American football player and coach
- Tony Hadley, English footballer
- Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player and coach (d. 2019)
- Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist and songwriter
- John Wright, New Zealand cricketer and coach
- Caryn Navy, American mathematician and computer scientist
- Goose Gossage, American baseball player
- Roger Wicker, American colonel, lawyer, and politician
- Carlos Caszely, Chilean footballer
- Huey Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Michael Monarch, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (d. 2013)
- Todd Akin, American politician
- Pierre-Marc Johnson, Canadian lawyer, physician, and politician, 24th Premier of Quebec
- Paul Smith, English fashion designer
- Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Vladimir Mikhailovich Zakharov, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 2013)
- Michael Blake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Mexico
- Leni Björklund, Swedish politician, 28th Swedish Minister of Defence for Sweden
- Curt Blefary, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)
- Mark Cox, English tennis player, coach and sportscaster
- Robbie Robertson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
- Pierre Villepreux, French rugby player and coach
- Matthias Bamert, Swiss composer and conductor
- Hannes Löhr, German footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2016)
- Terry Cashman, American singer-songwriter and record producer
- Epeli Nailatikau, Fijian chief, President of Fiji
- Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
- Ronnie Self, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
- Shirley Knight, American actress (d. 2020)
- James Mirrlees, Scottish economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
- Paul-Gilbert Langevin, French musicologist, critic and physicist (d. 1986)
- Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician, 37th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 2013)
- Ismail Mahomed, South African lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2000)
- Jimmy Carruthers, Australian boxer (d. 1990)
- Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (d. 2019)
- Tony Lock, English cricketer (d. 1995)
- Jovan Rašković, Serbian psychiatrist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)
- Jiří Reynek, Czech poet and graphic artist (d. 2014)
- Chikao Ohtsuka, Japanese voice actor (d. 2015)
- Pierre Mauroy, French educator and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2013)
- Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
- Diana Lynn, American actress (d. 1971)
- Fernando de Szyszlo, Peruvian painter and sculptor (d. 2017)
- Jean Raspail, French author and explorer (d. 2020)
- János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist and educator (d. 2013)
- Edward Cassidy, Australian Roman Catholic cardinal priest (d. 2021)
- George Moore, Australian jockey (d. 2008)
- Mitsuye Yamada, Japanese American activist
- Viktor Kulikov, Russian marshal (d. 2013)
- Nanos Valaoritis, Greek author, poet, and playwright (d. 2019)
- K. Karunakaran, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Kerala (d. 2010)
- Brian James, Australian actor (d. 2009)
- Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian general and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2012)
- George Rochberg, American composer and educator (d. 2005)
- Lívia Rév, Hungarian classical pianist (d. 2018)
- Ivor Powell, Welsh footballer (d. 2012)
- Babe Paley, American socialite (d. 1978)
- John Woodruff, American runner and commander (d. 2007)
- Al Timothy, Trinidadian musician and songwriter (d. 2000)
- John Thomas Dunlop, American administrator and labor scholar (d. 2003)
- Annie Fischer, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1995)
- George Costakis, Russian art collector (d. 1990)
- Smiley Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
- Endel Aruja, Estonian-Canadian physicist and academic (d. 2008)
- Haydn Bunton, Sr., Australian footballer and coach (d. 1955)
- Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1980)
- Georges Pompidou, French banker and politician, 19th President of France (d. 1974)
- Georges Vedel, French lawyer and academic (d. 2002)
- Henri of Orléans, (d. 1999)
- Lyman S. Ayres II, American businessman (d. 1996)
- Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau, Haitian sociologist and educator (d. 1970)
- Harold Acton, English scholar and author (d. 1994)
- Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist and ornithologist (d. 2005)
- Milburn Stone, American actor (d. 1980)
- Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American colonel and politician, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1985)
- Julio Libonatti, Italian-Argentinian footballer (d. 1981)
- Yoshimaro Yamashina, Japanese ornithologist, founded the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology (d. 1989)
- Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal (d. 1987)
- Marcel Achard, French playwright, screenwriter, and author (d. 1974)
- Georgios Grivas, Greek general (d. 1974)
- Thomas Playford IV, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of South Australia (d. 1981)
- Ants Lauter, Estonian actor and director (d. 1973)
- Anthony Berkeley Cox, English writer (d. 1971)
- Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (d. 1976)
- John Howard Northrop, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
- Tin Ujević, Croatian poet and translator (d. 1955)
- Frederick Lewis Allen, American historian and journalist (d. 1954)
- Jean Cocteau, French novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1963)
- Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1963)
- Louise Freeland Jenkins, American astronomer and academic (d. 1970)
- Willem Drees, Dutch politician and historian, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1948-1958) (d. 1988)
- Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia (d. 1918)
- Blas Infante, Spanish historian and politician (d. 1936)
- André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (d. 1962)
- Enrico Dante, Italian cardinal (d. 1967)
- Gustave Lanctot, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. 1975)
- Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (d. 1927)
- Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1940)
- Constantin Tănase, Romanian actor and playwright (d. 1945)
- Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (d. 1945)
- Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichord player and educator (d. 1959)
- Eugen Fischer, German physician and academic (d. 1967)
- Édouard Herriot, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1957)
- A. E. Douglass, American astronomer (d. 1962)
- Stephan Krehl, German composer (d. 1924)
- George Nuttall, American-British bacteriologist (d. 1937)
- Horatio Caro, English chess master (d. 1920)
- Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (d. 1919)
- Mathieu Jaboulay, French surgeon (d. 1913)
- Clara Zetkin, German theorist and activist (d. 1933)
- Julien Tiersot, French musicologist and composer (d. 1936)
- Cecil Rhodes, English-South African businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (d. 1902)
- William Thomas Stead, English journalist (d. 1912)
- William Collins Whitney, American financier and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1904)
- Pavel Chistyakov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1919)
- Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican politician and diplomat, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico (d. 1910)
- William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1872)
- P. T. Barnum, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1891)
- Robert FitzRoy, English captain, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand (d. 1865)
- George Borrow, British writer (d. 1881)
- Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (d. 1855)
- David Farragut, American admiral (d. 1870)
- Sylvester Graham, American minister and activist (d. 1851)
- Pavel Pestel, Russian officer (d. 1826)
- François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician (d. 1838)
- Sarah Siddons, English actress (d. 1831)
- Carl Arnold Kortum, German physician and poet (d. 1824)
- Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1794)
- Peter III, Portuguese king (d. 1786)
- Étienne de Silhouette, French translator and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1767)
- Mary Walcott, American accuser and witness at the Salem witch trials (d. 1719)
- Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, countess palatine (d. 1748)
- Thomas Pitt, English businessman and politician (d. 1726)
- Achille d'Étampes de Valençay, French military leader (d. 1646)
- Thomas Hooker, English-born founder of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1647)
- Carlo Contarini, doge of Venice (d. 1656)
- Elisabeth of Austria, French queen (d. 1592)
- Francesco Maria del Monte, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1627)
- Garzia de' Medici, Tuscan son of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1562)
- Giovanni Sforza, Italian nobleman (d. 1510)
- Joan of the Tower, English consort of David II of Scotland (d. 1362)
- Al-Ghazali, Iranian jurist, philosopher, and mystic (d. 1111)
- Al-Mustansir Billah, Fatimid caliph (d. 1094)
- Mokjong of Goryeo, Korean king (d. 1009)
- Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, Mayan ruler (d. 524)
Deaths On This Day
- Uffe Haagerup, Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1949)
- Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
- Rosemary Murphy, American actress (b. 1925)
- Volodymyr Sabodan, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1935)
- Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian and academic (b. 1931)
- Brett Wiesner, American soccer player (b. 1983)
- Bud Asher, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
- David Cargo, American politician, 22nd Governor of New Mexico (b. 1929)
- Lambert Jackson Woodburne, South African admiral (b. 1939)
- Rob Goris, Belgian cyclist (b. 1982)
- Gerrit Komrij, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1944)
- Colin Marshall, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge, English businessman and politician (b. 1933)
- Ruud van Hemert, Dutch actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
- Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter, sculptor, and photographer (b. 1928)
- Bob Probert, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host (b. 1965)
- Hasan Doğan, Turkish businessman (b. 1956)
- Régine Crespin, French soprano (b. 1927)
- George Melly, English singer-songwriter and critic (b. 1926)
- Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoe racer (b. 1919)
- Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (b. 1924)
- Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
- Amzie Strickland, American actress (b. 1919)
- James Stockdale, American admiral (b. 1923)
- Hugh Shearer, Jamaican journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
- Rodger Ward, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1921)
- Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)
- Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1918)
- Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
- A. Thangathurai, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
- Jüri Järvet, Estonian actor and screenwriter (b. 1919)
- Howard Nemerov, American poet and essayist (b. 1920)
- Chic Murray, Canadian politician, 2nd Mayor of Mississauga (b. 1914)
- Harry James, American trumpet player and actor (b. 1916)
- Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1892)
- Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist and educator (b. 1884)
- Walter Gropius, German architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building and Werkbund Exhibition (b. 1883)
- Tom Mboya, Kenyan politician, 1st Kenyan Minister of Justice (b. 1930)
- Leo McCarey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1898)
- George de Hevesy, Hungarian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
- Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican race car driver, polo player, and diplomat (b. 1909)
- Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)
- Georges Bernanos, French soldier and author (b. 1888)
- Carole Landis, American actress (b. 1919)
- Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician (b. 1871)
- John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
- Kazimierz Junosza-Stępowski, Polish actor (b. 1880)
- Karin Swanström, Swedish actress, director, and producer (b. 1873)
- Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (b. 1884)
- Bernard de Pourtalès, Swiss captain and sailor (b. 1870)
- Sasha Chorny, Russian poet and author (b. 1880)
- Henry Johnson, American sergeant (b. 1897)
- Albrecht Kossel, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
- Max Klinger, German painter and sculptor (b. 1857)
- Jonas Lie, Norwegian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1833)
- Victor Massé, French composer (b. 1822)
- Lewis Armistead, American general (b. 1817)
- Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist and paleontologist (b. 1800)
- Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist and engineer (b. 1777)
- Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor, created the first known photograph (b. 1765)
- Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (b. 1782)
- William Cornwallis, English admiral and politician (b.1744)
- Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
- Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, German-English general (b. 1641)
- Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat (b. 1659)
- Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1613)
- Albert VI, German nobleman (b. 1584)
- Sir Hugh Speke, 1st Baronet
- Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Italian saint (b. 1502)
- Crinitus, Italian scholar and academic (b. 1475)
- Musa Çelebi, Ottoman prince and co-ruler
- Charles III, French nobleman (b. 1337)
- Ferdinand, prince of Majorca (b. 1278)
- William of Hirsau, German abbot
- Ísleifur Gissurarson, Icelandic bishop (b. 1006)
- Murakami, Japanese emperor (b. 926)
- Xu Ji, Chinese official and chancellor
- Cui Yuan, Chinese chancellor
- Dugu Sun, Chinese chancellor
- Lu Yi, Chinese chancellor (b. 847)
- Pei Shu, Chinese chancellor (b. 841)
- Wang Pu, Chinese chancellor