On This Day in History: July 8
July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 176 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Australia's biggest lottery winner still working after winning record $107 million Powerball jackpot. After winning a record-breaking $107 million (US$79.6 million) in January 2019, an Australian nurse proclaimed that she would be returning to work the next day, and she has since kept her promise.
- California man charged with stealing roommate's $10 million lottery ticket released from custody. A 35-year-old Vacaville, California, man who police say stole his roommate's lottery ticket worth $10 million late last year has been released from custody.
- Massachusetts retailers resist Lottery's push for online sales. A group of retailers who sell lottery products are opposed to allowing the lottery to move online, arguing that brick-and-mortar retailers fuel the success of the Massachusetts Lottery and in turn benefit from foot traffic from players.
- Wisconsin bill allowing anonymity for lottery winners heading to committee. A bill that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous in Wisconsin will go before a State Assembly committee next week.
- Deadline approaching for three unclaimed $50,000 lottery tickets in Virginia. Virginia lottery players: Better hurry and check your Powerball ticket from the historic $1.6 billion jackpot in January.
- Powerball changing in October to generate bigger jackpots. The multi-state Powerball game will be changing in October, making it harder to win the jackpot, while at the same time making it easier to win a smaller prize.
- Michigan woman nearly throws away $100,000 winning lottery ticket. An aware store clerk saved an Oakland County, Michigan, woman from throwing away a $100,000 winning lottery game ticket.
- New keno game boosts sales for Kentucky Lottery. The Kentucky Lottery's new keno game hasn't attracted as many retailers as projected, but sales have exceeded expectations since it launched late last year.
- Keno opens a new fight over Arkansas lottery. Arkansas lottery officials won't just be making the case for why they should be allowed to expand their games to include offerings such as keno when the Legislature meets next year. They'll also be making the case for not completely overhauling their structure.
- NJ court rules against union's effort to stop state lottery privatization. A state appeals court last week ruled against a public workers union in its effort to stop New Jersey from privatizing parts of the state lottery.
- Mass. Lottery bases advertising hire on diversity. The Massachusetts Lottery's lucrative advertising contract, the source of the political downfall of former state Treasurer Tim Cahill, is again under fire after a marketing firm led by a prominent Boston businesswoman lost the bid under the state's diversity program.
- Minnesota shutdown boosts Iowa border lottery sales. Sales of Iowa Lottery tickets at retail stores along the Minnesota border are getting a boost from the Gopher State's government shutdown.
- $260M Ohio Powerball lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously. The holder of Ohio's first Powerball jackpot prize ticket came forward Tuesday to claim the $260 million prize in a blind trust.
- Florida man wins third big lottery prize. Luck has struck for the third time for a central Florida man.
- New York Lottery Raffle to Riches results. The New York Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Raffle to Riches, was drawn Saturday, and will make 14 instant millionaires.
- Maryland Lottery Countdown to Millions raffle results. The Maryland Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Countdown to Millions, was drawn today, and will make four instant millionaires.
- Texas Gov. expects panel to correct lottery problems. Texas Gov. Rick Perry expects the three-member panel that oversees the Texas lottery to "get that agency straightened out" during next week's closed-door meeting on whether to replace the top executives, the governor's spokesman said Thursday.
- Calif. Democrat criticizes lottery's 'weak case'. A California Democrat Senator is claiming that the California Lottery should not be selling Mega Millions lottery tickets, and that the lottery will be forced to shut down the game due to their 'fairly weak case'.
- Deceased lottery winner's kids finally get their inheritance. The children of an illiterate Massachusetts man who became an overnight lottery millionaire will get to share in their inheritance, thanks to a judge who has seen to it their high-rolling cousin's luck has run out.
- Oregon to add gaming machines at horse track. In a move that supporters say will help save horse racing in the state, the Oregon House approved a bill that would expand the number of slot and video-poker machines at Portland Meadows.
- Internet lottery game not popular with Kansas players. The lack of success by the Kansas eScratch lottery game illustrates that lottery players do not want a game to be played on the Internet just for the sake of being an online game.
- Texas lottery director stands firm amid attacks. Reagan Greer, the Texas Lottery Commission's embattled executive director who signed off on four inflated Lotto jackpots, shows no sign he will cave in to pressure and resign.
- Clever lottery players all win on handshake agreement. In a classic case of "a bird in the hand," four of the five finalists competing in a $2 million Michigan lottery drawing decided to hedge their bets by agreeing to split the winnings no matter whose ticket was drawn.
- Anti-lottery group sues to end Mega Millions in California. The California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking an injunction to shut down the state's two-week-old Mega Millions multistate lotto.
- Mass. Lottery to announce winner of $294 million Mega Millions jackpot. In a press conference to be held Friday, July 9, 2004 at 11:30 AM, the Massachusetts Lottery will present the winner of the record $294 million Mega Millions jackpot with a ceremonial check.
- Minnesota ticket wins $21.1 million Powerball lottery jackpot. The winning ticket for the Wednesday Powerball drawing worth $21.1 million was purchased in Minnesota.
- Missouri lottery sales set record. The Missouri Lottery had record sales of nearly $800 million last fiscal year, the lottery said Wednesday.
- 1 Michigan WinFall jackpot winner Wednesday. One ticket matched all six numbers in the latest Michigan Lottery WinFall drawing, netting the winner more than $3.7 million.
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.$202 Million
Jul 11, 2017
- 8.$180 Million
Jul 10, 2019
- 9.$140 Million
Jul 8, 2017
- 10.$125.7 Million
Jul 10, 2021
- 11.$122 Million
Jul 9, 2014
- 12.€105.76 Million
Jul 9, 2016
- 13.$115 Million
Jul 9, 2002
- 14.$107 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 15.$106 Million
Jul 10, 2015
- 16.$94 Million
Jul 9, 2021
- 17.€81 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 18.$90 Million
Jul 11, 2018
- 19.$88 Million
Jul 8, 2005
- 20.$83 Million
Jul 10, 2020
- 21.€69 Million
Jul 8, 2005
- 22.$80 Million
Jul 11, 2012
- 22.$80 Million
Jul 10, 2013
- 24.€67.75 Million
Jul 8, 2017
- 25.€65 Million
Jul 10, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Jul 8, 1988
33 years old
Friday, Jul 8, 1983
38 years old
Tuesday, Jul 8, 1980
41 years old
Saturday, Jul 8, 1972
49 years old
Friday, Jul 8, 1966
55 years old
Saturday, Jul 8, 1961
60 years old
Wednesday, Jul 8, 1959
62 years old
Friday, Jul 8, 1955
66 years old
Thursday, Jul 8, 1954
67 years old
Wednesday, Jul 8, 1953
68 years old
Sunday, Jul 8, 1951
70 years old
Sunday, Jul 8, 1951
70 years old
Friday, Jul 8, 1949
72 years old
Sunday, Jul 8, 1945
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Israel launches an offensive on Gaza amid rising tensions following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.
- Germany beats Brazil 7 - 1 in what was considered a major home defeat for Brazil in the FIFA World Cup semifinals.
- Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
- Sudan Airways Flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan Airport during an emergency landing attempt, killing 116 of the 117 people on board.
- Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
- The Island Express train travelling from Bangalore to Kanyakumari derails on the Peruman bridge and falls into Ashtamudi Lake, killing 105 passengers and injuring over 200 more.
- A failed assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein results in the Dujail Massacre over the next several months.
- The inaugural 1980 State of Origin game is won by Queensland who defeat New South Wales 20-10 at Lang Park.
- Aeroflot Flight 4225 crashes near Almaty International Airport in the then Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (present day Kazakhstan) killing all 166 people on board.
- Israeli Mossad assassinate Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani.
- Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
- The Chrysler wildcat strike begins in Detroit, Michigan.
- King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
- Ne Win besieges and blows up the Rangoon University Student Union building to crush the Student Movement.
- Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
- The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
- Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash-landed in Roswell, New Mexico in what became known as the Roswell UFO incident.
- Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.
- The first rugby union test match between the Wallabies of Australia and the Springboks of South Africa is played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.
- Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Couceiro leads an unsuccessful royalist attack against the First Portuguese Republic in Chaves.
- The death of crime boss Soapy Smith, killed in the Shootout on Juneau Wharf, releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
- St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
- The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.
- Sailing ship USS Jeannette departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.
- The Hamburg massacre prior to the 1876 United States presidential election results in the deaths of six African-Americans of the Republican Party, along with one white assailant.
- The Mounties begin their March West.
- Ikedaya Incident: The Choshu Han shishi's planned Shinsengumi sabotage on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya.
- King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
- The Perry Expedition arrives in Edo Bay with a treaty requesting trade.
- Chippewas turn over a huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
- Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
- Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.
- The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies of North America.
- British forces defeat French forces in the last naval battle in New France.
- French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.
- An estimated magnitude 8.7 earthquake causes a tsunami that damages more than 1,000 km (620 mi) of Chile's coastline.
- The Battle of Dynekilen forces Sweden to abandon its invasion of Norway.
- Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava, thus effectively ending Sweden's status as a major power in Europe.
- Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal charter to Rhode Island.
- Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
- Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.
- Roger of Lauria, commanding the Aragonese fleet, defeats an Angevin fleet sent to put down a rebellion on Malta.
- Some 15,000 starving Christian soldiers begin the siege of Jerusalem by marching in a religious procession around the city as its Muslim defenders watch.
Births On This Day
- Jaden Smith, American actor and rapper
- Bryce Love, American football player
- Ariel Camacho, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Son Heung-min, Korean footballer
- Virgil van Dijk, Dutch footballer
- Yarden Gerbi, Israeli Judo champion
- Tor Marius Gromstad, Norwegian footballer (d. 2012)
- Miki Roqué, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
- Jesse Sergent, New Zealand cyclist
- Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
- John Bowker, American baseball player
- Rich Peverley, Canadian ice hockey player
- Shonette Azore-Bruce, Barbadian netball player
- Sophia Bush, American actress and director
- Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
- Wolfram Müller, German runner
- Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
- Eric Chouinard, American-Canadian ice hockey player
- Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
- Mat McBriar, American football player
- Ben Jelen, Scottish-American singer-songwriter
- Urmas Rooba, Estonian footballer
- Christian Abbiati, Italian footballer
- Paolo Tiralongo, Italian cyclist
- Milo Ventimiglia, American actor, director, and producer
- Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
- Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
- Ellen MacArthur, English sailor
- Hu Liang, Chinese field hockey player
- Karl Dykhuis, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricketer
- Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
- Neil Jenkins, Welsh rugby player and coach
- Beck, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Sylvain Gaudreault, Canadian educator and politician
- Todd Martin, American tennis player and coach
- Sugizo, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
- Billy Crudup, American actor
- Shane Howarth, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
- Ralf Altmeyer, German-Chinese virologist and academic
- Shadlog Bernicke, Nauruan politician
- Dan Levinson, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader
- Alexei Gusarov, Russian ice hockey player and manager
- Mark Christopher, American director and screenwriter
- Joan Osborne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ces Drilon, Filipino journalist
- Andrew Fletcher, English keyboard player
- Toby Keith, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Karl Seglem, Norwegian saxophonist and record producer
- Mal Meninga, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Pauline Quirke, English actress
- Kevin Bacon, American actor and musician
- Andreas Carlgren, Swedish educator and politician, 8th Swedish Minister for the Environment
- Tzipi Livni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 18th Justice Minister of Israel
- Carlos Cavazo, Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter
- Aleksandr Gurnov, Russian journalist and author
- Terry Puhl, Canadian baseball player and coach
- Larry Garner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jack Lambert, American football player and sportscaster
- Marianne Williamson, American author and activist
- Alan Ashby, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
- Anjelica Huston, American actress and director
- Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-American chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur
- Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Indian politician, 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 2009)
- Raffi, Egyptian-Canadian singer-songwriter
- Ruby Sales, American civil-rights activist
- Kim Darby, American actress
- Jenny Diski, English author and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian religious leader, founded the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
- Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician, 91st President of the Swiss Confederation
- Jaimoe, American drummer
- Jeffrey Tambor, American actor and singer
- Phil Gramm, American economist and politician
- Dario Gradi, Italian-English footballer, coach, and manager
- Joe B. Mauldin, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2015)
- Ed Lumley, Canadian businessman and politician, 8th Canadian Minister of Communications
- Diane Clare, English actress (d. 2013)
- John David Crow, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
- Steve Lawrence, American actor and singer
- Vitaly Sevastyanov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2010)
- Raquel Correa, Chilean journalist (d. 2012)
- Marty Feldman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- Edward D. DiPrete, American politician
- Antonio Lamer, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 2007)
- Jerry Vale, American singer (d. 2014)
- Balakh Sher Mazari, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Maurice Hayes, Irish educator and politician (d. 2017)
- Khensur Lungri Namgyel, Tibetan religious leader
- Bob Beckham, American country singer (d. 2013)
- David Malet Armstrong, Australian philosopher and author (d. 2014)
- John Dingell, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2019)
- Martin Riesen, Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
- Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)
- Arthur Imperatore Sr., Italian-American businessman from New Jersey (d. 2020)
- Bill Mackrides, American football quarterback (d. 2019)
- Dominique Nohain, French actor, screenwriter and director (d. 2017)
- Johnnie Johnson, American pianist and songwriter (d. 2005)
- Charles C. Droz, American politician
- Harrison Dillard, American sprinter and hurdler (d. 2019)
- John Money, New Zealand psychologist and sexologist, responsible for controversial sexual identity study on David Reimer (d. 2006)
- Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman (d. 1995)
- Walter Scheel, German soldier and politician, 4th President of West Germany (d. 2016)
- Paul B. Fay, American businessman, soldier, and diplomat, 12th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2009)
- Irwin Hasen, American illustrator (d. 2015)
- Oluf Reed-Olsen, Norwegian resistance member and pilot (d. 2002)
- Julia Pirie, British spy working for MI5 (d. 2008)
- Edward B. Giller, U.S Major General (d. 2017)
- Craig Stevens, American actor (d. 2000)
- Pamela Brown, English actress (d. 1975)
- Faye Emerson, American actress (d. 1983)
- J. F. Powers, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1999)
- Jean Rouverol, American author, actress and screenwriter (d. 2017)
- Neil D. Van Sickle, American Air Force major general (d. 2019)
- Lowell English, United States Marine Corps general (d. 2005)
- Jyoti Basu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 2010)
- Billy Eckstine, American singer and trumpet player (d. 1993)
- Alejandra Soler, Spanish politician (d. 2017)
- Ken Farnes, English cricketer (d. 1941)
- Carlos Betances Ramírez, Puerto Rican general (d. 2001)
- Alan Brown, English soldier (d. 1971)
- Ike Petersen, American football back (d. 1995)
- Louis Jordan, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and actor (d. 1975)
- Nelson Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 41st Vice President of the United States (d. 1979)
- V. K. R. Varadaraja Rao, Indian economist, politician, professor and educator (d. 1991)
- George W. Romney, American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (d. 1995)
- Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the IDS Center and PPG Place (d. 2005)
- Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator and director (d. 1997)
- Henri Cartan, French mathematician and academic (d. 2008)
- George Antheil, American pianist, composer, and author (d. 1959)
- Melville Ruick, American actor (d. 1972)
- Igor Tamm, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
- Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
- R. Carlyle Buley, American historian and author (d. 1968)
- Richard Aldington, English author and poet (d. 1962)
- Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
- Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American painter (d. 1973)
- Ernst Bloch, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1977)
- Hugo Boss, German fashion designer, founded Hugo Boss (d. 1948)
- Percy Grainger, Australian-American pianist and composer (d. 1961)
- Alexandros Papanastasiou, Greek sociologist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1936)
- Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (d. 1945)
- Alfred Binet, French psychologist and graphologist (d. 1911)
- Arthur Evans, English archaeologist and academic (d. 1941)
- John Murray, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1916)
- John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company (d. 1937)
- Eli Lilly, American soldier, chemist, and businessman, founded Eli Lilly and Company (d. 1898)
- Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company (d. 1917)
- Joseph Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1914)
- John Pemberton, American chemist and pharmacist, invented Coca-Cola (d. 1888)
- Frederick W. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
- Francis Leopold McClintock, Irish admiral and explorer (d. 1907)
- Giorgio Pullicino, Maltese painter and architect (d. 1851)
- Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
- Christian Kramp, French mathematician and academic (d. 1826)
- Jean de La Fontaine, French author and poet (d. 1695)
- Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
- Carlos, Prince of Asturias (d. 1568)
- Alberto Bolognetti, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1585)
- Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (d. 1580)
- Gian Giorgio Trissino, Italian linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1550)
Deaths On This Day
- Naya Rivera, American actress, model and singer (b. 1987)
- Alex Pullin, Australian snowboarder (b. 1987)
- Tab Hunter, American actor, pop singer, film producer and author (b. 1931)
- Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (b. 1928)
- Ken Stabler, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1945)
- James Tate, American poet (b. 1943)
- Plínio de Arruda Sampaio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
- John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (b. 1925)
- Ben Pangelinan, Guamanian businessman and politician (b. 1956)
- Howard Siler, American bobsledder and coach (b. 1945)
- Tom Veryzer, American baseball player (b. 1953)
- Dick Gray, American baseball player (b. 1931)
- Edmund Morgan, American historian and author (b. 1916)
- Claudiney Ramos, Brazilian footballer (b. 1980)
- Rubby Sherr, American physicist and academic (b. 1913)
- Sundri Uttamchandani, Indian author (b. 1924)
- Brett Walker, American songwriter and producer (b. 1961)
- Muhammed bin Saud Al Saud, Saudi Arabian politician (b. 1934)
- Ernest Borgnine, American actor (b. 1917)
- Gyang Dalyop Datong, Nigerian physician and politician (b. 1959)
- Martin Pakledinaz, American costume designer (b. 1953)
- Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)
- Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)
- Midnight, American singer-songwriter (b. 1962)
- John Templeton, American-born British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1912)
- Chandra Shekhar, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (b. 1927)
- Jack B. Sowards, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1929)
- June Allyson, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
- Maurice Baquet, French actor and cellist (b. 1911)
- Paula Danziger, American author and educator (b. 1944)
- Ward Kimball, American animator and trombonist (b. 1914)
- John O'Shea, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
- Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player, author, and feminist (b. 1905)
- Irene Prador, Austrian-born actress and writer (b. 1911)
- Christian-Jaque, French director and screenwriter (b. 1904)
- Kim Il-sung, North Korean commander and politician, President of North Korea (b. 1912)
- Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American businessman and explorer (b. 1927)
- Dick Sargent, American actor (b. 1930)
- James Franciscus, American actor (b. 1934)
- Howard Duff, American actor (b. 1913)
- Ray Barbuti, American runner and football player (b. 1905)
- Lionel Chevrier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1903)
- Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet and author (b. 1896)
- Skeeter Webb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1909)
- Phil Foster, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- Jean-Paul Le Chanois, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
- Joe McDonnell (hunger striker), Irish Republican Army member (b. 1951)
- Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (b. 1902)
- Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
- Michael Wilding, English actor (b. 1912)
- Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
- Gene L. Coon, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
- Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Education Minister of Israel (b. 1884)
- Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer and coach (b. 1877)
- Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian writer and politician (b. 1936)
- Kurt Reidemeister, German mathematician connected to the Vienna Circle (b. 1893)
- Désiré Mérchez, French swimmer and water polo player (b. 1882)
- Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American lawyer and author (b. 1881)
- Giovanni Papini, Italian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1881)
- August Alle, Estonian lawyer, author, and poet (b. 1890)
- Othmar Spann, Austrian sociologist, economist, and philosopher (b. 1878)
- Jean Moulin, French soldier (b. 1899)
- Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Algerian-French general (b. 1856)
- Refik Saydam, Turkish physician and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1881)
- Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, historian, and politician (b. 1874)
- Havelock Ellis, English psychologist and author (b. 1859)
- Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer and academic (b. 1848)
- Anthony Hope, English author and playwright (b. 1863)
- Joseph Ward, Australian-New Zealand businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1856)
- Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877)
- Louis Hémon, French-Canadian author (b. 1880)
- Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (b. 1834)
- Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian chemist and physicist (b. 1821)
- Ben Holladay, American businessman (b. 1819)
- Franz Xaver Winterhalter, German painter and lithographer (b. 1805)
- Oscar I of Sweden (b. 1799)
- Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (b. 1774)
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet and playwright (b. 1792)
- Octavia Taylor, daughter of Zachary Taylor (b. 1816)
- Richard Mique, French architect (b. 1728)
- Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1735)
- Elihu Yale, American-English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1649)
- Robert South, English preacher and theologian (b. 1634)
- Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (b. 1629)
- Edward Wooster, English-American settler (b. 1622)
- Pope Gregory XV (b. 1554)
- Diego de Almagro, Spanish general and explorer (b. 1475)
- Albert of Saxony, Bishop of Halberstadt and German philosopher (b. circa 1320)
- Adolf IV of Holstein, Count of Schauenburg
- Theobald I of Navarre (b. 1201)
- Pope Eugene III (b. 1087)
- Edgar the Peaceful, English king (b. 943)
- Grimbald, French-English monk and saint (b. 827)
- Qatr al-Nada, wife of the Abbasid caliph al-Mu'tadid
- Gunther, archbishop of Cologne
- Pepin of Italy, son of Charlemagne (b. 773)
- Kilian, Irish bishop