On This Day in History: July 6
July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 178 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts lottery player wins his second $1 million prize. While most lottery players continue to grind and strive toward that big payout, one lucky Massachusetts resident just won the prize of a lifetime — for the second time.
- UK woman who lost eye to cancer wins £100,000 in lottery. A pharmacy assistant won a hefty £100,000 scratch-off prize mere days after getting the all-clear from a melanoma that developed in her eye during lockdown.
- Arkansas Lottery claim center closed after possible exposure to COVID-19. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery took immediate action today after a possible exposure to COVID-19 at their facilities. As of July 6, 2020, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has temporarily closed its claim center at 124 West Capitol Avenue in Little Rock to rectify the situation.
- Mississippi Lottery announces three new scratch-off games. In a press release, the Mississippi Lottery announced three new scratch-off lottery games. Starting Tuesday, July 7, Mississippi players will be able to find these scratch-off lottery games at official retailers.
- Michigan lottery ticket plant prospering. An instant ticket factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is the second-largest producer of scratch-off tickets in the world and prints up to 30 different "games," or ticket designs, a month.
- Connecticut Lottery hires director of Illinois Lottery as new CEO. The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s governing board voted Thursday to hire Gregory Smith, acting director of the Illinois Lottery, as its new CEO — in hopes of stability after nearly two years of turmoil, recriminations and investigations at the quasi-public agency with a $1.2 billion annual budget.
- Lottery rigging accomplice used Wisconsin payout for offshore tax scam. After Robert Rhodes collected a Wisconsin Lottery jackpot that had been rigged by his friend Eddie Tipton, he used the windfall for an investment scheme that produced another wave of undeserved government money, court records show.
- Bahamas 'web shop' accused of failing to pay winners. Irate patrons of Paradise Games, a Bahamas web shop, yesterday vowed to "take their business elsewhere" amid accusations the gaming house has refused to reward tens of thousands of dollars in winnings.
- $508 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy. July 4th is behind us, but some lucky person still has their Independence Day ahead of them — independence from financial burdens, that is.
- Lottery winner's first purchase: a new shower door. A man from west Dublin, Ireland, can now afford a new shower door, thanks to winning €500,000 in an Ireland-only EuroMillions add-on game.
- Man overcomes gambling addiction, wins lottery. A Pennsylvania man won a $20.8 million jackpot 20 years ago, but almost didn't claim it at the time because of his gambling addiction.
- Iowa Lottery releases names of 'Shipping 20' Powerball winners. Iowa Lottery officials have released the names of the 20 Quaker Oats plant workers in Cedar Rapids who recently claimed a share of a $241 million Powerball jackpot.
- Lottery ticket frenzy as Euro Millions reaches record high. Europe's multi-country Euro Millions lottery game emerged from Tuesday night's drawing without a grand prize winner, setting the stage for a mammoth record jackpot Friday: an estimated €185 million (US$264.9 million, or £166 million).
- Some not pleased with N.J. Lottery Internet drawing broadcast. It doesn't matter what changes: any time a change occurs at the lottery, there are some who won't like it.
- Increased California Lottery payouts spur sales. Californians who play lottery Scratcher games have apparently noticed a new and not unwelcome change in the way some of the games are structured: They win more. As a result, they're playing more.
- Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle results. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
- One lottery ticket wins $110 million Calif. SuperLotto jackpot. You could be $110 million richer today if you are the one lucky lottery player who bought a Super Lotto Plus ticket with the numbers 2, 9, 12, 20, 34 and Mega number 16. The odds are one in 41.4 million, but someone has done it.
- Texas lottery panel will consider dismissing director. The three-person panel that oversees the Texas Lottery Commission will meet behind closed doors Monday to decide whether the agency's executive director should be fired for inflating the advertised jackpots for the popular Lotto Texas game.
- NJ House rejects lottery appropriation for teachers. The New Jersey House of Representatives rejected yesterday the Senate amendment to appropriate $33,000 in unclaimed lottery funds to full-time Public School System teachers.
- Powerball lottery creator patents new games. The co-creator of the Powerball lottery game has patented an international jackpot game and a new lotto game that could some day be played in the United States.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$536 Million
Jul 8, 2016
- 2.$283 Million
Jul 6, 2018
- 3.€185 Million
Jul 8, 2011
- 4.$261.3 Million
Jul 9, 2003
- 5.$257 Million
Jul 6, 2016
- 6.€182.7 Million
Jul 6, 2019
- 7.$186 Million
Jul 7, 2017
- 8.$165 Million
Jul 6, 2019
- 9.€143 Million
Jul 7, 2020
- 10.$140 Million
Jul 8, 2017
- 11.$133 Million
Jul 7, 2009
- 12.$126 Million
Jul 6, 2007
- 13.$122 Million
Jul 9, 2014
- 14.€104.59 Million
Jul 7, 2016
- 15.$115 Million
Jul 9, 2002
- 16.$114.1 Million
Jul 7, 2021
- 17.$111.2 Million
Jul 7, 1993
- 18.$107 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 19.€90 Million
Jul 6, 2018
- 20.$96 Million
Jul 7, 2015
- 21.€81 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 22.$88 Million
Jul 8, 2005
- 23.€67 Million
Jul 7, 2006
- 24.€69 Million
Jul 8, 2005
- 25.$82 Million
Jul 6, 2021
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jul 6, 1990
31 years old
Friday, Jul 6, 1984
37 years old
Wednesday, Jul 6, 1983
38 years old
Friday, Jul 6, 1979
42 years old
Friday, Jul 6, 1979
42 years old
Saturday, Jul 6, 1974
47 years old
Thursday, Jul 6, 1972
49 years old
Tuesday, Jul 6, 1971
50 years old
Sunday, Jul 6, 1969
52 years old
Monday, Jul 6, 1959
62 years old
Saturday, Jul 6, 1957
64 years old
Friday, Jul 6, 1956
65 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 42 people are killed in a shooting at a school in Yobe State, Nigeria.
- A Boeing 777 operating as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashes at San Francisco International Airport, killing three and injuring 181 of the 307 people on board.
- A 73-car oil train derails in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec and explodes into flames, killing at least 47 people and destroying more than 30 buildings in the town's central area.
- The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
- The 70-metre Yevpatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message (Cosmic Call 2) to five stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri (HD 75732), HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris (HD 95128). The messages will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, and 2049, respectively.
- Hong Kong International Airport opens in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, replacing Kai Tak Airport as the city's international airport.
- The Troubles: In response to the Drumcree dispute, five days of mass protests, riots and gun battles begin in Irish nationalist districts of Northern Ireland.
- In the Bosnian War, under the command of General Ratko Mladić, Serbia begins its attack on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation is founded.
- The Tel Aviv-Jerusalem bus 405 suicide attack: Sixteen bus passengers are killed when a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad took control of the bus and drove it over a cliff.
- The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. One hundred sixty-seven oil workers are killed, making it the world's worst offshore oil disaster in terms of direct loss of life.
- Davis Phinney becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
- The Comoros declares independence from France.
- Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
- Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
- Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
- As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place.
- The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
- Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
- John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
- Referendum held in Sylhet to decide its fate in the Partition of India.
- The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
- Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial.
- The Hartford circus fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.
- Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
- The German army launches its offensive to encircle several Soviet armies near Smolensk.
- Story Bridge, a major landmark in Brisbane, as well as Australia's longest cantilever bridge is formally opened.
- Anti-Jewish legislation in prewar Nazi Germany closes the last remaining Jewish enterprises.
- Spanish Civil War: Battle of Brunete: The battle begins with Spanish Republican troops going on the offensive against the Nationalists to relieve pressure on Madrid.
- A major breach of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet (61 m) into the River Irwell.
- The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4-2.
- The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
- The Left SR uprising in Russia starts with the assassination of German ambassador Wilhelm von Mirbach by Cheka members.
- World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.
- Three thousand eight hundred striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead and dozens wounded.
- David Kalākaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced to sign the Bayonet Constitution, which transfers much of the king's authority to the Legislature of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
- Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
- In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
- The second day of the Battle of Wagram; France defeats the Austrian army in the largest battle to date of the Napoleonic Wars.
- First Battle of Algeciras: Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras.
- Battle of Grenada: The French defeat British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
- American Revolutionary War: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga: After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
- Pope Benedict XIV suppresses the Patriarchate of Aquileia and establishes from its territory the Archdiocese of Udine and Gorizia.
- Battle of Sedgemoor: Last battle of the Monmouth Rebellion. Troops of King James II defeat troops of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.
- Thirty Years' War: Four thousand Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
- Raid on Żejtun: The south east of Malta, and the town of Żejtun, suffer a raid from Ottoman forces. This was the last unsuccessful attempt by the Ottomans to conquer the island of Malta.
- Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
- French Wars of Religion: Siege of La Rochelle ends.
- The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
- King Philip II of Spain, consort of Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually resulted in the loss of the City of Calais, the last English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.
- Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
- First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo: Charles VIII defeats the Holy League.
- Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
- Richard III is crowned King of England.
- A temporary compromise between the rebellious Transylvanian peasants and the noblemen is signed in Kolozsmonostor Abbey.
- Jan Hus is condemned by the assembly of the council in the Konstanz Cathedral as a heretic and sentenced to be burned at the stake. (See Deaths section.)
- Ming China's Admiral Zheng He returns to Nanjing after the third treasure voyage and presents the Sinhalese king, captured during the Ming-Kotte War, to the Yongle Emperor.
- Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.
- Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
- Battle of Heliopolis: The Muslim Arab army under 'Amr ibn al-'As defeat the Byzantine forces near Heliopolis (Egypt).
- 371 BC
- The Battle of Leuctra shatters Sparta's reputation of military invincibility.
Births On This Day
- Manny Machado, Dominican-American baseball player
- Magaye Gueye, French footballer
- Kevin Fickentscher, Swiss footballer
- Sophie Auster, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Manteo Mitchell, American runner
- Kate Nash, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model
- David Karp, American businessman, founded Tumblr
- Ranveer Singh, Indian film actor
- Zhang Hao, Chinese figure skater
- Gregory Smith, Canadian actor, director, and producer
- Brandon Jacobs, American football player
- Misty Upham, American actress (d. 2014)
- Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
- Roman Shirokov, Russian footballer
- Joell Ortiz, American rapper
- Eva Green, French actress and model
- Nic Cester, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kevin Hart, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Adam Busch, American actor, director, and producer
- Tamera Mowry, American actress and producer
- Tia Mowry, American actress and producer
- Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player
- Max Mirnyi, Belarusian tennis player
- Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
- Rory Delap, English-Irish footballer
- Ioana Dumitriu, Romanian-American mathematician and academic
- 50 Cent, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Sebastián Rulli, Argentine-Mexican actor and model
- Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Iranian journalist and activist
- Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer
- Daniel Andrews, Australian politician, 48th Premier of Victoria
- Laurent Gaudé, French author and playwright
- Greg Norton, American baseball player and coach
- Zhanna Pintusevich-Block, Ukrainian sprinter
- Inspectah Deck, American rapper and producer
- Martin Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Heather Nova, Bermudian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Todd Bennett, English runner and coach (d. 2013)
- Peter Hedges, American author, screenwriter, and director
- Robin Antin, American dancer, choreographer, and businesswoman
- Maria Wasiak, Polish businesswoman and politician, Polish Minister of Infrastructure and Development
- Richard Dacoury, French basketball player
- Jennifer Saunders, English actress, comedian and screenwriter
- Allyce Beasley, American actress
- Willie Randolph, American baseball player and manager
- Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kaiser Kalambo, Zambian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
- Robert Ménard, French politician and former journalist
- Hilary Mantel, English author and critic
- Lorna Golding, Former First Lady of Jamaica
- Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor and producer
- John Byrne, English-American author and illustrator
- Noli de Castro, Filipino journalist and politician, 14th Vice President of the Philippines
- Phyllis Hyman, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1995)
- Michael Shrieve, American composer, drummer, and percussionist
- Nathalie Baye, French actress
- Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Canadian academic and politician, 26th Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs
- Brad Park, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
- Roy Señeres, Filipino diplomat and politician (d. 2016)
- George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States
- Fred Dryer, American football player and actor
- Peter Singer, Australian philosopher and academic
- Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Gunhild Hoffmeister, German runner
- Tamara Sinyavskaya, Russian soprano
- David Crystal, British linguist, author, and academic
- Reinhard Roder, German footballer and manager
- Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh politician, 1st President of Kazakhstan
- Jeannie Seely, Grammy Award-winning country music singer-songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member
- Siti Norma Yaakob, Malaysian lawyer and judge
- Jet Harris, English bass player (d. 2011)
- Mary Peters, English-Irish pentathlete and shot putter
- Bruce Hunter, American swimmer (d. 2018)
- Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian-Icelandic pianist and conductor
- Ned Beatty, American actor (d. 2021)
- Gene Chandler, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Bessie Head, Botswanan writer
- Michael Sata, Zambian police officer and politician, 5th President of Zambia (d. 2014)
- Dave Allen, Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
- Candy Barr, American model, dancer, and actress (d. 2005)
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
- Herman Hertzberger, Dutch architect and academic
- Della Reese, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
- László Tábori, Hungarian runner and coach (d. 2018)
- George Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2021)
- Ian Burgess, English racing driver (d. 2012)
- Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, French politician historian
- Bernard Malgrange, French mathematician
- Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess player and journalist (d. 1988)
- Janet Leigh, American actress and author (d. 2004)
- Sulev Vahtre, Estonian historian and academic (d. 2007)
- Armando Silvestre, Mexican-American actor
- Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (d. 2007)
- Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
- Gazi Yaşargil, Turkish neurosurgeon and academic
- Mahim Bora, Indian writer and educationist, recipients of the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour (d. 2016)
- Louie Bellson, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2009)
- Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (d. 2014)
- William Schallert, American actor; president (1979-81) of the Screen Actors Guild (d. 2016)
- Allan MacEachen, Canadian economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2017)
- Billy Mauch, American actor (d. 2006)
- Bobby Mauch, American actor (d. 2007)
- Nancy Reagan, American actress and activist, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)
- Ernst Haefliger, Swiss tenor and educator (d. 2007)
- Edward Kenna, Australian Second World War recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 2009)
- Ray Dowker, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2004)
- Sebastian Cabot, English-Canadian actor (d. 1977)
- Herm Fuetsch, American professional basketball player (d. 2010)
- Francisco Moncion, Dominican-American ballet dancer, charter member of the New York City Ballet (d.1995)
- Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand runner and coach (d. 2004)
- Harold Norse, American poet and author (d. 2009)
- Don R. Christensen, American animator, cartoonist, illustrator, writer and inventor (d. 2006)
- Leonard Birchall, Royal Canadian Air Force pilot (d. 2004)
- Vince McMahon Sr., American wrestling promoter, founded WWE (d. 1984)
- Ernest Kirkendall, American chemist and metallurgist (d. 2005)
- Vance Trimble, American journalist and author
- Heinrich Harrer, Austrian geographer and mountaineer (d. 2006)
- Molly Yard, American feminist (d. 2005)
- June Gale, American actress (d. 1996)
- René Le Grèves, French cyclist (d. 1946)
- Eric Reece, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1999)
- Anton Muttukumaru, Sri Lankan general and diplomat (d. 2001)
- Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter and educator (d. 1954)
- George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the flag of Canada (d. 2002)
- Juan O'Gorman, Mexican painter and architect (d. 1982)
- Robert Whitney, American conductor and composer (d. 1986)
- Erik Wickberg, Swedish 9th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1996)
- Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
- Frederica Sagor Maas, American author and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Elfriede Wever, German Olympic runner (d. 1941)
- Susannah Mushatt Jones, American supercentarian (d. 2016)
- Hanns Eisler, German-Austrian soldier and composer (d. 1962)
- Richard Krautheimer, German-American historian and scholar (d. 1994)
- Will James, American author and illustrator (d. 1942)
- Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)
- Marc Chagall, Belarusian-French painter and poet (d. 1985)
- Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer and actress (d. 1975)
- Marc Bloch, French historian and academic (d. 1944)
- Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American businessman and sailor (d. 1970)
- Godfrey Huggins, Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (d. 1971)
- Eino Leino, Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1926)
- Arnaud Massy, French golfer (d. 1950)
- Dimitrios Maximos, Greek banker and politician, 140th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)
- Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1935)
- Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss composer and educator (d. 1950)
- William Irvine, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Victoria (d. 1943)
- George Howard Earle, Jr., American lawyer and businessman (d. 1928)
- John Downer, Australian politician, 16th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)
- José María Velasco Gómez, Mexican painter and academic (d. 1912)
- Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian philologist and scholar (d. 1923)
- R. G. Bhandarkar, Indian orientalist and scholar (d. 1925)
- Maximilian I of Mexico (d. 1867)
- Sylvester Pennoyer, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)
- Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1880)
- Sophie Adlersparre, Swedish publisher, writer, and women's rights activist (d. 1895)
- Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (d. 1879)
- Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist and physiologist (d. 1905)
- Louisa Caroline Huggins Tuthill, American author (d. 1879)
- Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey (d. 1869)
- Nicholas I of Russia (d. 1855)
- María Isabella of Spain (d. 1846)
- William Hooker, English botanist and academic (d. 1865)
- Maria Luisa of Spain (d. 1824)
- Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (d. 1826)
- Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator (d. 1813)
- John Paul Jones, Scottish-American captain (d. 1792)
- Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (d. 1802)
- Mary, Countess of Harold, English aristocrat and philanthropist (d. 1785)
- Antoine de Jussieu, French biologist and academic (d. 1758)
- Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1729)
- Jacopo Melani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1676)
- Johann Stobäus, German lute player and composer (d. 1646)
- Antonio Manetti, Italian mathematician and architect (d. 1497)
- Queen Blanche I of Navarre (d. 1441)
Deaths On This Day
- Charlie Daniels, American singer-songwriter, fiddle-player and guitarist (b. 1936)
- Mary Kay Letourneau, American child rapist
- Ennio Morricone, Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpet player (b. 1928)
- Cameron Boyce, American actor
- João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist, pioneer of bossa nova music style (b. 1931)
- Shoko Asahara, founder of Japanese cult group Aum Shinrikyo (b. 1955)
- Jerry Weintraub, American film producer, and talent agent (b. 1937)
- Alan J. Dixon, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (b. 1927)
- Lo Hsing Han, Burmese businessman, co-founded Asia World (b. 1935)
- Hani al-Hassan, Palestinian engineer and politician (b. 1939)
- Carly Hibberd, Australian road racing cyclist (b. 1985)
- Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
- Vasily Aksyonov, Russian author and academic (b. 1932)
- Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)
- Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, American author (b. 1939)
- Kasey Rogers, American actress (b. 1925)
- Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Claude Simon, Malagasy-French novelist and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
- Thomas Klestil, Austrian politician, 10th President of Austria (b. 1932)
- Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- Buddy Ebsen, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1908)
- Çelik Gülersoy, Turkish lawyer, historical preservationist, writer and poet (b. 1930)
- Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (b. 1932)
- John Frankenheimer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1911)
- Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1901)
- Roy Rogers, American cowboy, actor, and singer (b. 1911)
- Chetan Anand, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (b. 1915)
- Ahmet Haxhiu, Kosovan activist (b. 1932)
- Marsha P. Johnson, American drag queen performer and activist (b. 1945)
- Mudashiru Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
- János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, Hungarian Minister of the Interior (b. 1912)
- Jagjivan Ram, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1908)
- Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
- Babe Paley, American socialite and fashion style icon (b. 1915)
- Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (b. 1907)
- Zhu De, Chinese general and politician, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (b. 1886)
- Fritz Lenz, German geneticist and physician (b. 1887)
- Reşat Ekrem Koçu, Turkish historian, scholar, and poet (b. 1905)
- Otto Klemperer, German-American conductor and composer (b. 1885)
- Louis Armstrong, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1901)
- Hilda Taba, Estonian architect and educator (b. 1902)
- Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (b. 1892)
- Claude V. Ricketts, American admiral (b. 1906)
- George, duke of Mecklenburg (b. 1899)
- Paul Boffa, Maltese soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1890)
- William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- Joseph August, archduke of Austria (b. 1872)
- Scott LaFaro, American bassist (b. 1936)
- Woodall Rodgers, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1890)
- Aneurin Bevan, Welsh-English politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1897)
- George Grosz, German painter and illustrator (b. 1893)
- Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Premier of Quebec (b. 1867)
- Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (b. 1862)
- Horace Pippin, American painter (b. 1888)
- Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian commander (b. 1888)
- Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-English author (b. 1859)
- Maria Teresia Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and missionary (b. 1863)
- Wilhelm von Mirbach, German diplomat (b. 1871)
- Odilon Redon, French painter and illustrator (b. 1840)
- Georges Legagneux, French aviator (b. 1882)
- August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German linguist and theologian (b. 1826)
- Abai Qunanbaiuly, Kazakh poet and philosopher (b. 1845)
- Maria Goretti, Italian martyr and saint (b. 1890)
- Chlodwig Carl Viktor, German prince and chancellor (b. 1819)
- Guy de Maupassant, French short story writer, novelist, and poet (b. 1850)
- Harada Sanosuke, Japanese captain (b. 1840)
- Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1789)
- John Marshall, American captain and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (b. 1755)
- Samuel Whitbread, English politician (b. 1764)
- Granville Sharp, English activist (b. 1735)
- Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, French general (b. 1775)
- Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (b. 1736)
- Conrad Beissel, German-American religious leader (b. 1690)
- George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, English general and politician (b. 1725)
- Peter Gunning, English bishop (b. 1614)
- Man Singh I, Rajput Raja of Amer (b. 1550)
- Thomas Aufield, English priest and martyr (b. 1552)
- Edmund Grindal, English archbishop (b. 1519)
- Edward VI, king of England and Ireland (b. 1537)
- Thomas More, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1478)
- Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet and playwright (b. 1474)
- Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer (b. 1416)
- Regiomontanus, German mathematician and astrologer (b. 1436)
- Jan Hus, Czech priest, philosopher, and reformer (b. 1369)
- Alexander II, king of Scotland (b. 1198)
- Odo III, duke of Burgundy (b. 1166)
- Henry II, king of England (b. 1133)
- Godelieve, Flemish saint (b. 1049)
- Genshin, Japanese scholar (b. 942)
- William I, duke of Aquitaine (b. 875)
- Wang Chongrong, Chinese warlord
- Goar of Aquitaine, French bishop
- 371 BC
- Cleombrotus I, Spartan king