On This Day in History: July 7
July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 177 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Louisiana woman realized she had won $1 million on lottery after Facebook post from family member. A mother is celebrating her $1 million Louisiana Lottery prize after being completely unaware she had won.
- Montana woman wins lottery twice in one day. Winning the lottery once was exciting for Cheyenne Long of Kalispell, Montana, but winning it twice in one day was unbelievable.
- Illinois Lottery resumes selling Mega Millions, Powerball tickets. The Illinois Lottery has resumed sales of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets now that the state's budget stalemate has concluded, lottery officials said.
- N.J. woman discovers year-old lottery ticket worth $472K. Yokasta Boyer of Clifton uncovered some buried treasure just before her taxes were due this year, according to officials at the New Jersey Lottery.
- CT Lottery aware of security problems before shutting down game. Months before Connecticut Lottery's 5 Card Cash game was suspended, lottery officials knew there was a "security issue" that eventually allowed the game to be rigged, according to a four-month investigation.
- N.J. increases initial state tax withholding on lottery winnings. If someone buys a winning ticket for Friday's $540 million Mega Millions game in New Jersey, the state will be collecting more money at payout than it would have last month.
- $540 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised on huge sales. A rush of ticket sales for the half-billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing to $540 million.
- Inside the biggest lottery scam ever. A locked room, a fat suit, and a pump-and-dump stock scheme: They're all part of what the cops say is the ultimate attempt to rig the lotto.
- N.J. lawmaker proposes a lottery to pay off student loans. A New Jersey lawmaker says the state should try something novel to help people climb out of all that debt from their college days: set up a lottery in which the winning tickets pay off student loans.
- 5 Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots still unclaimed. Somewhere out there are five tickets that recently won five major jackpots, including one in Philadelphia and another in South Jersey.
- Florida Lottery Raffle drawing crowns 5 new millionaires. 556,804 Florida Lottery Firecracker Millionaire Raffle tickets had a shot at winning $1 million, and five of those are officially chosen as the big winners.
- Arkansas Lottery director scrutinized over staffing plans. Just a few days into his job running Arkansas' lottery, Ernie Passailaigue is already sounding like a man under siege.
- Sharon Sharp, 1939-2009: Former lottery director of Illinois, California. Sharon Sharp, whose accidental entry into politics started with a $10 loan from Donald Rumsfeld, ran for Illinois secretary of state in the late 1970s and was the state's lottery director under Gov. Jim Thompson.
- Powerball winner's daughter found dead in home. The 42-year-old daughter of Powerball winner Jack Whittaker has been found dead in her Raleigh County, West Virginia, home.
- Ottawa barber, client share $32M lottery win. Two Ottawa men are splitting a $32 million lottery jackpot after decades of buying tickets together.
- Georgia Lottery Millionaire Raffle results. The Georgia Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn today, and will make five instant millionaires.
- Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle results. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn today, and will make five instant millionaires.
- Online gambling threatened by U.S. legislators. The full U.S. House of Representatives is expected to debate next week legislation that would attempt to ban Internet gambling, a $12 billion-a-year industry that gets half its revenue from American gamblers, two Republican lawmakers said on Thursday.
- Montana couple claims lottery prize. A Seeley Lake, Montana, couple has claimed a Montana Cash prize from the July 1st drawing.
- N.C. House backs permanent lottery oversight panel. The North Carolina House agreed Thursday to create a 16-member oversight committee that would examine whether lottery profits are being used for education and if they are supplanting existing education funds.
- N.J. budget deal, but lottery restart date unclear. New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and lawmakers reached a deal yesterday on a state budget, six days into a government shutdown that shuttered casinos and threw more than 80,000 people out of work.
- Mass. Lottery to target younger players. State Lottery officials are wagering a new advertising campaign will persuade young adults to take a chance on the Numbers Game, a contest with an aging player population.
- El Paso man claims $145 million Texas Lotto prize. A publicity-shy El Paso man today turned in the winning ticket for last month's $145 million Texas Lotto jackpot on behalf of a partnership.
- NY Court Says Video Lottery Games Unconstitutional. Video lottery games at New York State racetracks are illegal, a panel of state judges ruled on Wednesday, dealing a setback to Gov. George Pataki, who is counting on revenue from the terminals to help fund education.
- $294 Million: Final Mega Millions Jackpot Calculated. The winner of the largest lottery prize in Massachusetts state history remained anonymous yesterday as rumors swirled about the person's identity and state officials boosted the staggering jackpot by another $4 million.
- Scientific Games Awarded Contract By Mass. Lottery. Scientific Games Corporation announced that the Massachusetts Lottery has awarded it the contract to be its primary supplier of instant tickets and related marketing services.
- Drawing error leads lottery officials to pay on two numbers. A missing nine ball led to lottery officials honoring two winning numbers for yesterday afternoon's Tri-State Pick 3 game.
- Lottery winner jailed for 5 months. A lottery winner who scooped a £9.7m (US$18 million) jackpot was yesterday jailed for five months after breaching a drugs testing and treatment order.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$536 Million
Jul 8, 2016
- 2.$306 Million
Jul 10, 2018
- 3.$288 Million
Jul 9, 2016
- 4.€185 Million
Jul 8, 2011
- 5.$261.3 Million
Jul 9, 2003
- 6.€184.28 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 7.$186 Million
Jul 7, 2017
- 8.$180 Million
Jul 10, 2019
- 9.$140 Million
Jul 8, 2017
- 10.$133 Million
Jul 7, 2009
- 11.$122 Million
Jul 9, 2014
- 12.€104.59 Million
Jul 7, 2016
- 13.$115 Million
Jul 9, 2002
- 14.$111.2 Million
Jul 7, 1993
- 15.$107 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 16.$96 Million
Jul 7, 2015
- 17.€81 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 18.$88 Million
Jul 8, 2005
- 19.€67 Million
Jul 7, 2006
- 20.€69 Million
Jul 8, 2005
- 21.$80 Million
Jul 10, 2013
- 21.$80 Million
Jul 7, 2018
- 23.€67.75 Million
Jul 8, 2017
- 24.€65 Million
Jul 10, 2018
- 25.€54 Million
Jul 13, 2007
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Jul 7, 1981
38 years old
Thursday, Jul 7, 1977
42 years old
Thursday, Jul 7, 1977
42 years old
Thursday, Jul 7, 1977
42 years old
Monday, Jul 7, 1969
50 years old
Monday, Jul 7, 1969
50 years old
Friday, Jul 7, 1967
52 years old
Tuesday, Jul 7, 1964
55 years old
Friday, Jul 7, 1961
58 years old
Friday, Jul 7, 1961
58 years old
Saturday, Jul 7, 1956
63 years old
Wednesday, Jul 7, 1954
65 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Former U.S. Army soldier Micah Xavier Johnson shoots fourteen policemen during an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas, Texas, killing five of them. He is subsequently killed by a robot-delivered bomb.
- A De Havilland Otter air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska, killing ten people.
- At least 172 people are killed in a flash flood in the Krasnodar Krai region of Russia.
- The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the world.
- A series of four explosions occurs on London's transport system, killing 56 people, including four suicide bombers, and injuring over 700 others.
- NASA Opportunity rover, MER-B or Mars Exploration Rover-B, was launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket.
- The Turkish Armed Forces withdraw from northern Iraq after assisting the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the Iraqi Kurdish Civil War.
- The New York Court of Appeals rules that women have the same right as men to go topless in public.
- Yugoslav Wars: The Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
- Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.
- Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
- U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- Institution of sharia law in Iran.
- During the Lebanese Civil War, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.
- The Solomon Islands becomes independent from the United Kingdom
- Buddhist crisis: The police of Ngô Đình Nhu, brother and chief political adviser of President Ngô Đình Diệm, attacked a group of American journalists who were covering a protest.
- Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
- Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right".
- Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
- The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.
- Mother Francesca S. Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
- Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
- World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
- World War II: German submarine U-701 destroyed off Cape Hatteras.
- The American occupation of Iceland replaces the British occupation.
- World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
- The Marco Polo Bridge Incident provides the Imperial Japanese Army with a pretext for starting the Second Sino-Japanese War.
- The Peel Commission Report recommends the partition of Palestine - the first formal recommendation for partition in the history of Palestine
- Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
- Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor's 48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
- The New Zealand Labour Party was founded in Wellington.
- The First Battle of the Isonzo comes to an end.
- Colombo Town Guard officer Henry Pedris is executed in British Ceylon for allegedly inciting persecution of Muslims.
- The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
- Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
- U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
- The Katipunan is established, the discovery of which by Spanish authorities initiated the Philippine Revolution.
- Four conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
- The United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
- American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the conquest of California.
- In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists began.
- The Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the War of the Fourth Coalition.
- As a result of the XYZ Affair, the U.S. Congress rescinds the Treaty of Alliance with France sparking the "Quasi-War".
- American forces retreating from Fort Ticonderoga are defeated in the Battle of Hubbardton.
- The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
- The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
- The Raid of the Redeswire is the last major battle between England and Scotland.
- Jacques Cartier makes his first contact with aboriginal peoples in what is now Canada.
- Spanish conquistadores defeat a larger Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba.
- A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
- Tyre falls to the Crusaders.
Births On This Day
- Timothy Cathcart, Northern Irish racing driver (d. 2014)
- Ellina Anissimova, Estonian hammer thrower
- Dominik Furman, Polish footballer
- Alesso, Swedish DJ, record producer and musician
- Lee Addy, Ghanaian footballer
- Pascal Stöger, Austrian footballer
- Landon Cassill, American race car driver
- Miina Kallas, Estonian footballer
- Karl-August Tiirmaa, Estonian skier
- Kaci Brown, American singer-songwriter
- Lukas Rosenthal, German rugby player
- Netsanet Mekonnen, Ethiopian-Israeli film, television and theater actor
- Ana Kasparian, American journalist and producer
- Udo Schwarz, German rugby player
- Sevyn Streeter, American singer-songwriter
- Marc Stein, German footballer
- Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
- Alberto Aquilani, Italian footballer
- Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
- Justin Davies, Australian footballer
- Jan Laštůvka, Czech footballer
- George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
- John Buck, American baseball player
- Serdar Kulbilge, Turkish footballer
- Michelle Kwan, American figure skater
- Ibrahim Sulayman Muhammad Arbaysh, Saudi Arabian terrorist (d. 2015)
- Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
- Douglas Hondo, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Chris Andersen, American basketball player
- Davor Kraljević, Croatian footballer
- Bérénice Bejo, Argentinian-French actress
- Dominic Foley, Irish footballer
- Vasily Petrenko, Russian conductor
- Ercüment Olgundeniz, Turkish discus thrower and shot putter
- Tony Benshoof, American luger
- Louis Koen, South African rugby player
- Adam Nelson, American shot putter
- Patrick Lalime, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- José Jiménez, Dominican baseball player
- Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- Lisa Leslie, American basketball player and actress
- Manfred Stohl, Austrian race car driver
- Kirsten Vangsness, American actress and writer
- Christian Camargo, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Wayne McCullough, Northern Irish boxer
- Min Patel, Indian-English cricketer
- Erik Zabel, German cyclist and coach
- Sylke Otto, German luger
- Joe Sakic, Canadian ice hockey player
- Cree Summer, American-Canadian actress
- Jorja Fox, American actress
- Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
- Jim Gaffigan, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Mo Collins, American actress, comedian and screenwriter
- Jeremy Kyle, English talk show host
- Dominik Henzel, Czech-Swedish actor and comedian
- Vonda Shepard, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Kevin A. Ford, American colonel and astronaut
- Ralph Sampson, American basketball player and coach
- Billy Campbell, American actor
- Alexander Svinin, Russian figure skater and coach
- Jonathan Dayton, American director and producer
- Berry Sakharof, Turkish-Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Len Barker, American baseball player and coach
- Simon Anderson, Australian surfer
- Shelley Duvall, American actress, writer, and producer
- Gyanendra, King of Nepal
- Howard Rheingold, American author and critic
- Michael Ancram, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
- Adele Goldberg, American computer scientist and academic
- Helô Pinheiro, inspiration for the song "The Girl from Ipanema"
- Feleti Sevele, Tongan politician; Prime Minister of Tonga
- Tony Jacklin, English golfer and sportscaster
- Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, English educator and politician, Minister of State for Europe
- Emanuel Steward, American boxer and trainer (d. 2012)
- Ian Wilmut, English-Scottish embryologist and academic
- Joel Siegel, American journalist and critic (d. 2007)
- Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
- Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby player and coach
- John Fru Ndi, Cameroonian politician
- Michael Howard, Welsh lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment
- Bill Oddie, English comedian, actor, and singer
- Jim Rodford, English bass player (d. 2018)
- Ringo Starr, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
- Elena Obraztsova, Russian soprano and actress (d. 2015)
- James Montgomery Boice, American pastor and theologian (d. 2000)
- Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong businessman and politician, 1st Chief Executive of Hong Kong
- Egbert Brieskorn, German mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
- Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver (d. 1971)
- Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
- Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (d. 2016)
- David McCullough, American historian and author
- T. J. Bass, American physician and author (d. 2011)
- Joe Zawinul, Austrian jazz keyboardist and composer (d. 2007)
- David Eddings, American author and academic (d. 2009)
- Biljana Plavšić, 2nd President of Republika Srpska
- Hamish MacInnes, Scottish mountaineer and author
- Theodore Edgar McCarrick, American cardinal
- Hank Mobley, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1986)
- Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
- Sergio Romano, Italian writer, journalist, and historian
- Patricia Hitchcock, English actress
- Kapelwa Sikota Zambian nurse and health official (d. 2006)
- Alan J. Dixon, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (d. 2014)
- Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
- Doc Severinsen, American trumpet player and conductor
- Nuon Chea, Cambodian politician
- Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi, Urdu poet
- Wally Phillips, American radio host (d. 2008)
- Natalia Bekhtereva, Russian neuroscientist and psychologist (d. 2008)
- Karim Olowu, Nigerian sprinter and long jumper
- Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
- Eddie Romero, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Liviu Ciulei, Romanian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
- Whitney North Seymour Jr., American politician
- Eduardo Falú, Argentinian guitarist and composer (d. 2013)
- Alan Armer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- James D. Hughes, American Air Force lieutenant general
- Ezzard Charles, American boxer and bassist (d. 1975)
- Adolf von Thadden, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1996)
- Jon Pertwee, English actor (d. 1996)
- Bob Vanatta, American head basketball coach (d. 2016)
- Jing Shuping, Chinese businessman (d. 2009)
- Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran general and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 2003)
- Iva Withers, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2014)
- Margaret Walker, American novelist and poet (d. 1998)
- Pinetop Perkins, American singer and pianist (d. 2011)
- Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-American composer (d. 2007)
- Doris McCarthy, Canadian painter and author (d. 2010)
- Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (d. 1976)
- Revilo P. Oliver, American author and academic (d. 1994)
- Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 1988)
- William Feller, Croatian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1970)
- Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (d. 1985)
- Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (d. 1982)
- Marie-Louise Dubreil-Jacotin, French mathematician (d. 1972)
- Simone Beck, French chef and author (d. 1991)
- Ted Radcliffe, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
- Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (d. 1974)
- Sam Katzman, American director and producer (d. 1973)
- Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese cinematographer and producer (d. 1970)
- Maria Bard, German stage and silent film actress (d. 1944)
- Earle E. Partridge, American general (d. 1990)
- George Cukor, American director and producer (d. 1983)
- Arnold Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1985)
- Herbert Feis, American historian and author (d. 1972)
- Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1981)
- Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japanese general and poet (d. 1945)
- Virginia Rappe, American model and actress (d. 1921)
- Toivo Kuula, Finnish conductor and composer (d. 1918)
- Lion Feuchtwanger, German author and playwright (d. 1958)
- Yanka Kupala, Belarusian poet and writer (d. 1941)
- Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer, invented sliced bread (d. 1960)
- Erwin Bumke, German lawyer and jurist (d. 1945)
- Nettie Stevens, American geneticist (d. 1912)
- Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1911)
- Rettamalai Srinivasan, Indian politician (d. 1911)
- Ludwig Ganghofer, German author and playwright (d. 1920)
- Charles Albert Tindley, American minister and composer (d. 1933)
- Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian politician, 5th President of Brazil (d. 1919)
- Heinrich Rosenthal, Estonian physician and author (d. 1916)
- Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
- Félicien Rops, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1898)
- Jane Elizabeth Conklin, American poet and religious writer (d. 1914)
- Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (d. 1815)
- Joseph Marie Jacquard, French merchant, invented the Jacquard loom (d. 1834)
- John Leverett, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1679)
- Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English courtier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (d. 1646)
- John Sigismund Zápolya, King of Hungary (d. 1571)
- Archduchess Anna of Austria (d. 1590)
- Andrzej Krzycki, Polish archbishop (d. 1537)
- Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231)
- Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
- Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
- Eudoxia Epiphania, daughter of Byzantine emperor Heraclius
Deaths On This Day
- Maria Barroso, Portuguese actress and politician (b. 1925)
- Bob MacKinnon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)
- Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentinian-Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1926)
- Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (b. 1928)
- Peter Underwood, Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of Tasmania (b. 1937)
- Artur Hajzer, Polish mountaineer (b. 1962)
- Robert Hamerton-Kelly, South African-American pastor, theologian, and author (b. 1938)
- Donald J. Irwin, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut (b. 1926)
- Ben Pucci, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1925)
- Ronaldo Cunha Lima, Brazilian poet and politician (b. 1936)
- Dennis Flemion, American drummer (b. 1955)
- Doris Neal, American baseball player (b. 1928)
- Jerry Norman, American sinologist and linguist (b. 1936)
- Leon Schlumpf, Swiss politician (b. 1927)
- Allan W. Eckert, American historian and author (b. 1931)
- Dick Williams, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
- Bruce Conner, American sculptor, painter, and photographer (b. 1933)
- Dorian Leigh, American model (b. 1917)
- Syd Barrett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
- Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)
- John Money, New Zealand-American psychologist and author (b. 1921)
- Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian trumpet player and conductor (b. 1924)
- Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
- Kenny Irwin Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
- Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (b. 1908)
- Moshood Abiola, Nigerian businessman and politician (b. 1937)
- Carlo Chiti, Italian engineer (b. 1924)
- Cameron Mitchell, American actor (b. 1918)
- Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German general (b. 1907)
- Rıfat Ilgaz, Turkish author, poet, and educator (b. 1911)
- Bill Cullen, American television panelist and game show host (b. 1920)
- Cazuza, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1958)
- Germaine Thyssens-Valentin, Dutch-French pianist (b. 1902)
- George Oppen, American poet and author (b. 1908)
- Bon Maharaja, Indian guru and religious writer (b. 1901)
- Dore Schary, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1905)
- Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissau lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1933)
- Walter Giesler, American soccer player and referee (b. 1910)
- Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (b. 1895)
- Veronica Lake, American actress (b. 1922)
- Athenagoras I of Constantinople (b. 1886)
- Claude Gauvreau, Canadian poet and playwright (b. 1925)
- Jo Schlesser, French race car driver (b. 1928)
- Moshe Sharett, Ukrainian-Israeli lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)
- Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1904)
- Francis Browne, Irish priest and photographer (b. 1880)
- Gottfried Benn, German author and poet (b. 1886)
- Ali Naci Karacan, Turkish journalist and publisher (b. 1896)
- Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1923)
- Deacon White, American baseball player and manager (b. 1847)
- Alexander Grin, Russian author (b. 1880)
- Henry Eyster Jacobs, American theologian and educator (b. 1844)
- Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (b. 1859)
- Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician and academic (b. 1846)
- Clarence Hudson White, American photographer and educator (b. 1871)
- Cathal Brugha, Irish revolutionary and politician, active in the Easter Rising, Irish War of Independence; first Ceann Comhairle and first President of Dáil Éireann (b. 1874)
- Edward Burd Grubb, Jr., American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Spain (b. 1841)
- Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (b. 1827)
- Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (b. 1814)
- George Atzerodt (b. 1833)
- David Herold (b. 1842)
- Lewis Payne (b. 1844)
- Mary Surratt (b. 1823)
- William Mulready, Irish genre painter (b. 1786)
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and poet (b. 1751)
- François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher and author (b. 1721)
- Jeremiah Markland, English scholar and academic (b. 1693)
- William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician, Secretary at War (b. 1683)
- Marthanda Varma, Rani of Attingal (b. 1706)
- Olivier Levasseur, French pirate (b. 1690)
- Alexei Petrovich, Russian tsar (b. 1690)
- Henry Compton, English bishop (b. 1632)
- William Stoughton, American judge and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1631)
- Thomas Hooker, English minister, founded the Colony of Connecticut (b. 1586)
- Penelope Blount, Countess of Devonshire, English noblewoman (b. 1563)
- Thomas Lucy, English politician (b. 1532)
- Mohammed Bagayogo, Malian scholar and academic (b. 1523)
- Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, designed the Church of the Gesù and Villa Farnese (b. 1507)
- Sigismund II Augustus, Polish king (b. 1520)
- William Turner, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1508)
- Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor (b. 1460)
- Momchil, Bulgarian brigand and ruler
- Edward I, king of England (b. 1239)
- Benedict XI, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1240)
- Tile Kolup, German impostor claiming to be Frederick II
- Haakon II Sigurdsson, king of Norway (b. 1147)
- Fujiwara no Akimitsu, Japanese bureaucrat (b. 944)
- Crescentius the Elder, Italian politician and aristocrat