On This Day in History: July 9
July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 175 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor elected MUSL President. Sarah Monnett Taylor will take on a new responsibility as the Board President of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) for the 2021 fiscal year while continuing to fulfill her role as the Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery.
- Illinois Lottery decreases Lotto jackpot increments. The Illinois Lottery announced a change to its jackpot rollover increments on Tuesday.
- Florida grandmother says state agency's mistake cost her lottery winnings. When a Florida grandmother went to the Florida Lottery District Office in Orlando to cash her winning ticket, she got denied and was told the state had intercepted all her winnings — all because she reportedly owed more than $1,700 from almost 30 years ago.
- $5.9M Wisconsin Lottery jackpot claimed days before expiration. One lucky Wisconsin resident claimed a $5.9 million Megabucks jackpot Friday, the Wisconsin Lottery has announced.
- Maryland man wins $50,000 after friend checks discarded lotto ticket. A Maryland man who unknowingly struck gold with a scratch-off also hit the jackpot with his choice of friends, as the lotto player's pal alerted him to the big win after he had discarded the ticket.
- Indiana lottery ticket wins $540 million Mega Millions jackpot. One winning ticket sold in The Hoosier State beat the odds and matched all the numbers drawn in Friday's Mega Millions drawing to win the colossal $540 million jackpot.
- Lottery winner who blew $14.5M happy to be working in cookie factory. English lottery winner Michael Carroll says he's "happier because I'm back to reality again" after winning and then blowing through £9.7 million (US$14.5 million) in less than 10 years.
- Fla. Lottery sales top $5 billion for first time. The Florida Lottery topped $5 billion in sales for the first time during the fiscal year that ended June 30, the department announced Monday.
- Wyoming lottery board sets January 2014 as target start date. The nine-member Wyoming Lottery Board, meeting on Monday for the first time, set its sights on a January 2014 launch date for its games of chance.
- Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
- Computer glitch takes down Penn. Lottery terminals. Pennsylvania Lottery officials said they've fixed a computer glitch that took down game terminals across the state for more than seven hours Thursday.
- Vermont adds multi-state Hot Lotto game. Wednesday night, Vermont lottery players had their first opportunity to play the multi-state Hot Lotto game.
- 12 Michigan women + 2 men share $12.7M lottery jackpot. Twelve women from a small town in Michigan's upper peninsula have claimed a $12.7 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot.
- N.C. Lottery's Shaheen named president of Powerball group. North Carolina Education Lottery Executive Director Tom Shaheen has been elected to the top position of the association that offers the Powerball lottery game.
- Paula Bethea named interim S.C. Lottery chief. The S.C. lottery has hired one of the games' original commissioners to be its interim executive director, an official said Wednesday.
- Lottery ticket bought in Queens hits $133M Mega Millions jackpot. New York Lottery officials and a crew of convenience store workers are keeping their eyes peeled for the person holding a Mega Millions ticket worth $133 million.
- Texas Lottery Director Resigns Over Jackpot Scandal. The executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission resigned Friday, two weeks after admitting he had approved advertising Lotto Texas jackpots that were higher than ticket sales could support.
- Mass. Cleaning Woman Claims $294M Jackpot. Meet Geraldine Williams, a retired custodian and cleaning woman who will no longer have to mop her own floors or dust her own furniture.
- $294M lottery winner is 68-year-old cleaning woman. The winner of the $294 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest in Massachusetts lottery history, is a 68-year-old cleaning woman.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$306 Million
Jul 10, 2018
- 2.$288 Million
Jul 9, 2016
- 3.$261.3 Million
Jul 9, 2003
- 4.€185 Million
Jul 12, 2011
- 5.€184.28 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 6.$202 Million
Jul 11, 2017
- 7.$180 Million
Jul 10, 2019
- 8.$155 Million
Jul 12, 2017
- 9.$122 Million
Jul 9, 2014
- 10.€105.76 Million
Jul 9, 2016
- 11.$115 Million
Jul 9, 2002
- 12.$107 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 13.$106 Million
Jul 10, 2015
- 14.$100 Million
Jul 12, 2005
- 15.€81 Million
Jul 15, 2005
- 16.€81 Million
Jul 9, 2019
- 17.$90 Million
Jul 11, 2018
- 18.$83 Million
Jul 10, 2020
- 19.€60 Million
Jul 11, 2014
- 20.$80 Million
Jul 11, 2012
- 20.$80 Million
Jul 10, 2013
- 22.$79 Million
Jul 11, 2020
- 23.€68.75 Million
Jul 11, 2017
- 24.€65 Million
Jul 10, 2018
- 25.$75 Million
Jul 11, 2008
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Jul 9, 1983
37 years old
Wednesday, Jul 9, 1980
40 years old
Friday, Jul 9, 1976
44 years old
Tuesday, Jul 9, 1974
46 years old
Monday, Jul 9, 1973
47 years old
Friday, Jul 9, 1971
49 years old
Tuesday, Jul 9, 1968
52 years old
Saturday, Jul 9, 1966
54 years old
Thursday, Jul 9, 1953
67 years old
Thursday, Jul 9, 1953
67 years old
Monday, Jul 9, 1951
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
- One hundred twenty-five people are killed when S7 Airlines Flight 778, an Airbus A310 passenger jet, veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.
- The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The organization's first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.
- Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
- The Navaly church bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force killing 125 Tamil civilian refugees.
- The Parliament of Canada passes the Nunavut Act leading to the 1999 creation of Nunavut, dividing the Northwest Territories into arctic (Inuit) and sub-arctic (Dene) lands based on a plebiscite.
- The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.
- Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 145 people on board and eight others on the ground.
- A car bomb destroys a Renault motor car owned by "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld outside their home in France in an unsuccessful assassination attempt.
- Starfish Prime tests the effects of a nuclear test at orbital altitudes.
- A 7.8 Mw strike-slip earthquake in Alaska causes a landslide that produces a megatsunami. The runup from the waves reached 525 m (1,722 ft) on the rim of Lituya Bay; five people were killed.
- The 7.7 Mw Amorgos earthquake shakes the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The shaking and the destructive tsunami that followed left fifty-three people dead. A damaging M7.2 aftershock occurred minutes after the mainshock.
- The Russell-Einstein Manifesto calls for a reduction of the risk of nuclear warfare.
- World War II: American forces take Saipan, bringing the Japanese archipelago within range of B-29 raids, and causing the downfall of the Tojo government.
- World War II: Continuation War: Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into a defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg-Petrozavodsk Offensive.
- World War II: The Allied invasion of Sicily soon causes the downfall of Mussolini and forces Hitler to break off the Battle of Kursk.
- The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.
- The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution.
- Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.
- In Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express, killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.
- The Federation of Australia is given royal assent.
- The Governor of Shanxi province in North China orders the execution of 45 foreign Christian missionaries and local church members, including children.
- William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetallism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
- Daniel Hale Williams, American heart surgeon, performs the first successful open-heart surgery in United States without anesthesia.
- The inaugural Wimbledon Championships begins.
- The Herzegovina Uprising against Ottoman rule begins, which would last until 1878 and have far-reaching implications throughout the Balkans.
- The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.
- The Siege of Port Hudson ends, giving the Union complete control of the Mississippi River.
- U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies after eating raw fruit and iced milk; he is succeeded in office by Vice President Millard Fillmore.
- Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia.
- Four hundred and seventy prominent Cypriots including Archbishop Kyprianos are executed in response to Cypriot aid to the Greek War of Independence
- Argentina declares independence from Spain.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord becomes the first Prime Minister of France.
- Explorer David Thompson posts a sign near what is now Sacajawea State Park in Washington state, claiming the Columbia District for the United Kingdom.
- Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
- The Treaties of Tilsit are signed by Napoleon I of France and Alexander I of Russia.
- The Act Against Slavery in Upper Canada bans the importation of slaves and will free those who are born into slavery after the passage of the Act at 25 years of age.
- The Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian Baltic fleet.
- In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution.
- George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental Army in Manhattan, while thousands of British troops on Staten Island prepare for the Battle of Long Island.
- The Braddock Expedition is soundly defeated by a smaller French and Native American force in its attempt to capture Fort Duquesne in what is now downtown Pittsburgh.
- French victory in the Battle of Melle allows them to capture Ghent in the days after.
- A Bourbon force under Nicolas Catinat withdraws from a smaller Habsburg force under Prince Eugene of Savoy in the Battle of Carpi.
- Bohemia is granted freedom of religion through the Letter of Majesty by the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II.
- Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum.
- King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
- Timur attacks the Jalairid Sultanate and destroys Baghdad.
- The Old Swiss Confederacy makes great strides in establishing control over its territory by soundly defeating the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Sempach.
- Emperor Charles IV assists in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
- The 8.4-9.0 Mw Sanriku earthquake strikes the area around Sendai in northern Honshu, Japan. Inundation from the tsunami extended several kilometers inland.
- Korean forces under general Kim Yu-sin of Silla defeat the army of Baekje in the Battle of Hwangsanbeol.
- A major earthquake strikes Beirut, triggering a devastating tsunami that affected the coastal towns of Byzantine Phoenicia, causing thousands of deaths.
- Odoacer makes a night assault with his Heruli guardsmen, engaging Theoderic the Great in Ad Pinetam. Both sides suffer heavy losses, but in the end Theodoric forces Odoacer back into Ravenna.
- The military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Births On This Day
- Claire Corlett, American voice actress
- Mitch Larkin, Australian swimmer
- DeAndre Yedlin, American footballer
- Earl Bamber, New Zealand race car driver
- Fábio Pereira da Silva, Brazilian footballer
- Rafael, Brazilian footballer
- Raul Rusescu, Romanian footballer
- Gert Jõeäär, Estonian cyclist
- Rebecca Sugar, American animator, composer, and screenwriter
- Sébastien Bassong, Cameroonian footballer
- Simon Dumont, American skier
- Kiely Williams, American singer-songwriter and dancer
- Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
- Ashley Young, English footballer
- Chris Campoli, Canadian ice hockey player
- Gianni Fabiano, Italian footballer
- Jacob Hoggard, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ave Pajo, Estonian footballer
- Piia Suomalainen, Finnish tennis player
- LA Tenorio, Filipino basketball player
- Alecko Eskandarian, American soccer player and manager
- Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race car driver
- Lee Chun-soo, South Korean footballer
- Gary Chaw, Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter
- Kara Goucher, American runner
- Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer
- Thomas Cichon, Polish-German footballer and manager
- Fred Savage, American actor, director, and producer
- Radike Samo, Fijian-Australian rugby player
- Shelton Benjamin, American wrestler
- Isaac Brock, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Robert Koenig, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Craig Quinnell, Welsh rugby player
- Jack White, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Siân Berry, English environmentalist and politician
- Ian Bradshaw, Barbadian cricketer
- Gary Kelly, Irish footballer
- Nikola Šarčević, Swedish singer-songwriter and bass player
- Kelly Holcomb, American football player and sportscaster
- Ara Babajian, American drummer and songwriter
- Marc Andreessen, American software developer, co-founded Netscape
- Trent Green, American football player and sportscaster
- Masami Tsuda, Japanese author and illustrator
- Nicklas Barker, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jason Kearton, Australian footballer and coach
- Paolo Di Canio, Italian footballer and manager
- Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish historian and author
- Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
- Yordan Letchkov, Bulgarian footballer
- Mark Stoops, American football player and coach
- Pamela Adlon, American actress and voice artist
- Zheng Cao, Chinese-American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
- Gary Glasberg, American television writer and producer (d. 2016)
- Marco Pennette, American screenwriter and producer
- Frank Bello, American bass player
- Thomas Jahn, German director and screenwriter
- Jason Rhoades, American sculptor (d. 2006)
- Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- Gianluca Vialli, Italian footballer and coach
- Klaus Theiss, German footballer
- Yūko Asano, Japanese actress and singer
- Wally Fullerton Smith, Australian rugby league player
- Eduardo Montes-Bradley, Argentinian journalist, photographer, and author
- Jim Kerr, Scottish singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Kevin Nash, American wrestler
- Clive Stafford Smith, English lawyer and author
- Abdul Latiff Ahmad, Malaysian politician
- Jacob Joseph, Malaysian football coach
- Marc Almond, English singer-songwriter
- Tim Kring, American screenwriter and producer
- Kelly McGillis, American actress
- Paul Merton, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Tom Hanks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Michael Lederer, American author, poet, and playwright
- Steve Coppell, English footballer and manager
- Lindsey Graham, American colonel, lawyer, and politician
- Jimmy Smits, American actor and producer
- Willie Wilson, American baseball player and manager
- Théophile Abega, Cameroonian footballer and politician (d. 2012)
- Kevin O'Leary, Canadian journalist and businessman
- Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer
- Thomas Ligotti, American author
- John Tesh, American pianist, composer, and radio and television host
- Chris Cooper, American actor
- Māris Gailis, Latvian politician, businessman, and former Prime Minister of Latvia
- Amal ibn Idris al-Alami, Moroccan physician and neurosurgeon
- Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis player and sailor
- Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian engineer and politician, 4th President of Ukraine
- Raoul Cédras, Haitian military officer and politician
- Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian lawyer and politician, 15th Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Haruomi Hosono, Japanese singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (d. 2008)
- O. J. Simpson, American football player and actor
- Patrick Wormald, English historian (d. 2004)
- Bon Scott, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
- Dean Koontz, American author and screenwriter
- Root Boy Slim, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
- Judith M. Brown, Indian-English historian and academic
- John Cunniff, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2002)
- John Casper, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
- David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey, English engineer and politician
- Richard Roundtree, American actor
- Mac MacLeod, English musician
- David B. Frohnmayer, American lawyer and politician, 12th Oregon Attorney General (d. 2015)
- Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American psychoanalyst and theorist (d. 2010)
- Brian Dennehy, American actor
- Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor (d. 1985)
- David Hockney, English painter and photographer
- June Jordan, American poet and educator (d. 2002)
- David Zinman, American violinist and conductor
- Wim Duisenberg, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Finance (d. 2005)
- Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer and activist (d. 2009)
- Michael Williams, English actor (d. 2001)
- Michael Graves, American architect, designed the Portland Building and the Humana Building (d. 2015)
- Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (d. 2015)
- Donald Rumsfeld, American captain and politician, 13th United States Secretary of Defense
- Amitzur Shapira, Israeli sprinter and long jumper (d. 1972)
- Haynes Johnson, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Sylvia Bacon, American judge
- K. Balachander, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Buddy Bregman, American composer and conductor (d. 2017)
- Janice Lourie, American computer scientist and graphic artist
- Elsa Lystad, Norwegian actress
- Roy McLean, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 2007)
- Lee Hazlewood, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2007)
- Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolin player
- Chi Haotian, Chinese general
- Hassan II of Morocco (d. 1999)
- Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist
- Vince Edwards, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1996)
- Ed Ames, American singer and actor
- Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician
- Murphy Anderson, American illustrator (d. 2015)
- Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Pedro Dellacha, Argentine football defender and coach (d. 2010)
- Mathilde Krim, Italian-American medical researcher and health educator (d. 2018)
- Guru Dutt, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1964)
- Charles E. Wicks, American engineer, author, and academic (d. 2010)
- Ronald I. Spiers, American ambassador
- Pierre Cochereau, French organist and composer (d. 1984)
- Angelines Fernández, Spanish-Mexican actress (d. 1994)
- David C. Jones, American general (d. 2013)
- Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
- Jarl Wahlström, Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1999)
- Krystyna Dańko, Polish orphan, survivor of Holocaust
- Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
- Edward Heath, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)
- David Diamond, American composer and educator (d. 2005)
- Lee Embree, American sergeant and photographer (d. 2008)
- Willi Stoph, German engineer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of East Germany (d. 1999)
- Mac Wilson, Australian rules footballer (d. 2017)
- Mervyn Peake, English author and illustrator (d. 1968)
- John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist and author (d. 2008)
- Govan Mbeki, The South African anti-apartheid and ANC leader and activist (d. 2001)
- Basil Wolverton, American author and illustrator (d. 1978)
- Allamah Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani philosopher and scholar (d. 1973)
- Minor White, American photographer, critic, and educator (d. 1976)
- Eddie Dean, American singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
- Clarence Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1984)
- Peter Acland, English soldier (d. 1993)
- Barbara Cartland, English author and singer (d. 2000)
- George Geary, English cricketer and coach (d. 1981)
- Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (d. 1964)
- James Ormsbee Chapin, American-Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1975)
- Saturnino Herrán, Mexican painter (d. 1918)
- Samuel Eliot Morison, American admiral and historian (d. 1976)
- Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician and parasitologist (d. 1934)
- Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1936)
- Georges Lecomte, French author and playwright (d. 1958)
- Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (d. 1942)
- John Verran, English-Australian politician, 26th Premier of South Australia (d. 1932)
- William Turner Dannat, American painter (d. 1929)
- Robert I, Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
- Camille of Renesse-Breidbach (d. 1904)
- Jan Neruda, Czech journalist and poet (d. 1891)
- Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian cardinal (d. 1913)
- A. C. Gibbs, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Oregon (d. 1886)
- Elias Howe, American inventor, invented the sewing machine (d. 1867)
- Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and colonel (d. 1887)
- Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician, pathologist, and anatomist (d. 1885)
- Matthew Lewis, English author and playwright (d. 1818)
- Ann Radcliffe, English author and poet (d. 1823)
- William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, English admiral and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)
- Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet and author (d. 1781)
- Alexis Piron, French epigrammatist and playwright (d. 1773)
- Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (d. 1749)
- Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)
- Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1637)
- Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English-American soldier and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1618)
- Elizabeth of Austria, Polish noble (d. 1545)
- Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1571)
- Frederick IV of Baden, Dutch bishop (d. 1517)
- Emperor Kameyama of Japan (d. 1305)
Deaths On This Day
- Christian Audigier, French fashion designer (b. 1958)
- Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian economist and politician, Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)
- Lorenzo Álvarez Florentín, Paraguayan violinist and composer (b. 1926)
- David Azrieli, Polish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
- Eileen Ford, American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (b. 1922)
- John Spinks, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1953)
- Markus Büchel, Liechtensteiner politician, 9th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (b. 1959)
- Andrew Nori, Solomon lawyer and politician (b. 1952)
- Kiril of Varna, Bulgarian metropolitan (b. 1954)
- Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (b. 1927)
- Toshi Seeger, American activist, co-founded the Clearwater Festival (b. 1922)
- Shin Jae-chul, South Korean-American martial artist (b. 1936)
- Chick King, American baseball player (b. 1930)
- Terepai Maoate, Cook Islander physician and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1934)
- Eugênio Sales, Brazilian cardinal (b. 1920)
- Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
- Facundo Cabral, Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
- Jessica Anderson, Australian author and playwright (b. 1916)
- Séamus Brennan, Irish accountant and politician, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (b. 1948)
- Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
- Milan Williams, American keyboard player and producer (b. 1948)
- Chuck Cadman, Canadian engineer and politician (b. 1948)
- Yevgeny Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
- Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
- Paul Klebnikov, American journalist and historian (b. 1963)
- Isabel Sanford, American actress (b. 1917)
- Mayo Kaan, American bodybuilder (b. 1914)
- Rod Steiger, American actor (b. 1925)
- Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
- Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician, 56th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1944)
- Melvin Belli, American lawyer (b. 1907)
- Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
- Metin Altıok, Turkish poet and educator (b. 1940)
- Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (b. 1946)
- Eric Sevareid, American journalist (b. 1912)
- Nellie Campobello, Mexican writer who chonicled the Mexican Revolution (b. 1900)
- Patriarch Nicholas VI of Alexandria (b. 1915)
- Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1896)
- Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish-American activist, founded Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
- Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1913)
- Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (b. 1899)
- Alice Paul, American activist (b. 1885)
- Earl Warren, American jurist and politician, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1891)
- Robert Weede, American opera singer (b. 1903)
- Karl Ast, Estonian author and politician (b. 1886)
- Sigrid Holmquist, Swedish actress (b. 1899)
- Eugen Fischer, German physician and academic (b. 1874)
- Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani dentist and politician (b. 1893)
- Georges Bataille, French philosopher, novelist, and poet (b. 1897)
- Whittaker Chambers, American spy and witness in Hiss case (b. 1901)
- Ferenc Talányi, Slovene journalist and painter (b. 1883)
- Don Beauman, English race car driver (b. 1928)
- Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1894)
- Fritz Hart, English-Australian composer and conductor (b. 1874)
- Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish-Lithuanian general and politician (b. 1865)
- Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1870)
- Oliver Law, American commander (b. 1899)
- King Camp Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (b. 1855)
- John Drew, Jr., American actor (b. 1853)
- Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist and photographer (b. 1842)
- Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean captain (b. 1848)
- Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
- Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist and academic (b. 1776)
- James Strang, American religious leader and politician (b. 1813)
- Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan, American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1794)
- Báb, Persian religious leader, founded Bábism (b. 1819)
- Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (b. 1784)
- Cathinka Buchwieser, German operatic singer and actress (b. 1789)
- Edmund Burke, Irish-English philosopher, academic, and politician (b. 1729)
- Henry Seymour Conway, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1721)
- Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720)
- Giovanni Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (b. 1670)
- Philip V of Spain (b. 1683)
- John Oldmixon, English historian, poet, and playwright (b. 1673)
- Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1671)
- Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, Canadian captain and explorer (b. 1661)
- Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (b. 1633)
- Maurice, Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)
- Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell, Scottish statesman (b. c. 1493)
- Jan van Eyck, Dutch painter
- Leopold III, Duke of Austria (b. 1351)
- Stephen Báncsa, Hungarian cardinal (b. c. 1205)
- Stephen Langton, English cardinal and theologian (b. 1150)
- Guido of Ravenna, Italian cartographer, entomologist and historian
- Ramiro Garcés, king of Viguera
- Ariwara no Narihira, Japanese poet (b. 825)
- Naga, Japanese prince
- Anastasius I Dicorus, Byzantine emperor (b. 430)
- Empress Dowager Bian, Cao Cao's wife (b. 159)