On This Day in History: June 1
June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 213 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Psychic predicts Australian woman's $9.7 million lottery win. An Australian mother is millions of dollars richer after a psychic told her mother that someone in her family would win a life-changing prize this year.
- $475 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot swells. After 23 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of nearly a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
- Hundreds expected at funeral of 'Lotto Angel' who gave away most of $10 million jackpot. A former hospital worker — who died last week — gave away an astonishing £5.5 million (US$7.3 million) of her £7.6 million (US$10.1 million) lottery jackpot win.
- Two $1 million Va. Millionaire Raffle tickets due to expire this month. Two $1 million-winning Virginia Millionaire Raffle lottery tickets drawn on New Year's Day have not yet been claimed — and are due to expire by the end of June.
- After Senate setback, Mass. Lottery chief again emphasizes online presence. The Massachusetts Lottery did not secure Senate approval last week to begin the process of making its products available online, and time is running short for the Legislature to grant that authorization, the still-hopeful head of the Lottery said Tuesday.
- South Florida musician gets prison term for lottery fraud. A South Florida musician who helped funnel money from elderly victims of a $500,000 lottery hoax was sentenced Tuesday to three years and five months in federal prison.
- Two mega lottery jackpots up for grabs this week. The USA's two powerhouse multi-state lottery games have been steadily growing their jackpots over the past several weeks, and this week they offer a combined $441 million to lottery players who will take a chance to beat the odds.
- Minnesota Gov. vetoes bill to limit online lottery sales. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a bill Friday that would have done away with online instant-play lottery games and barred sales of tickets via gas pumps or ATMs.
- Former Iowa Lottery employee charged for thefts. A former Iowa Lottery employee was arrested after an investigation found she stole lottery tickets from stores and a bar in the Fort Dodge area, according to officials and court records in the case.
- Vermont Lottery appoints new Executive Director. Greg Smith, an executive with The Vermont Country Store, has been tapped to head the Vermont Lottery, replacing retiring Lottery Executive Director Alan Yandow.
- Ohio Lottery director under scrutiny for equipment debacle. A year ago, Ohio Lottery Director Michael A. Dolan persuaded skeptical lawmakers to buy $11.6 million worth of equipment to launch the state's new Keno game on a promise that the setup would still work after a year -- a premise that Dolan later admitted was false.
- Lottery bonus to go to food bank. The $100,000 bonus that went to the Southeast Washington supermarket that sold last month's $144 million Powerball ticket will go to charity, the grocery chain said yesterday.
- Ohio Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously. The owner of a winning Mega Millions ticket claimed their prize Friday, but the identity of the winner won't be made public after two attorneys claimed the prize on behalf of a blind trust.
- Store gets lots of attention after selling winning lottery ticket. Crowds of customers packed into Chase's Cigar Store in the Eastwood section of Syracuse Sunday, hoping some lottery luck would rub off on them.
- Georgia man celebrates $5 million lottery jackpot. David Huff, 46, won $5 million playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Georgiaâ€™s $500 million Club.
- Sell the Mass. Lottery?. A Boston Globe columnist looks at the pros and cons of selling the Massachusetts state lottery.
- Lucky B.C. lottery retailers also bankrupt. At least two B.C. retailers who won the lottery multiple times were so badly in debt around the time of their winnings they filed for bankruptcy.
- Winning retailers named by B.C. Lottery Corporation. The B.C. Lottery Corporation has gone public with the names of its lottery retailers who have won major prizes, following this week's scathing report by the B.C. ombudsman into lottery irregularities.
- Jack's back: Judge orders record lottery winner to pay settlement. The winner of a $315 million lottery jackpot has been ordered to honor a settlement he reached with a racetrack worker who accused him of assaulting her.
- Pair will testify against former Hoosier Lottery official. Two men linked to a scandal at the Hoosier Lottery have agreed to testify against a former security officer accused of rigging a $1 million scratch-off game.
- Powerball lottery to implement changes. Sales for a new, enhanced version of the Powerball multi-state lottery game will begin on Sunday, August 28.
- Jackpot lottery ticket: dying man's final gift. A woman who bought a lottery ticket at the urging of her dying father won almost $1 million the day he passed away.
- Boise man claims $220.3 million lottery jackpot. A Boise man in his thirties who had been playing the same numbers the past four years has come forward with the $220.3 million winning Powerball ticket, a record jackpot for the state.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $20 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $20 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- $52 Powerball Jackpot Won by Ticket Purchased in Pennsylvania. For the second time in May a ticket purchased in Pennsylvania won the Powerball jackpot. Saturday night's jackpot was worth $52 million.
- Tennessee lottery sales slack off after fast start. Tennessee Education Lottery ticket sales have fallen steadily since the state-sponsored games began in mid-January.
- Changes to Canada Lotto 6/49 now in effect. Lotto 6/49 buyers are now paying $2 per ticket, an increase of $1, first announced last November by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation.
- NY resident wins Vermont scratch game. A clerk at the back of a North Bennington, Vermont variety store might have thought he was being robbed, when really a customer was just shouting with excitement over winning the lottery.
- Texas Lottery Swindler To Appear In Court. A Houston woman accused of trying to swindle the Texas Lottery Commission out of millions of dollars will head to court Tuesday.
- Lottery win unites estranged couple. A building superintendent who's lived apart from his wife for 26 years will reunite with her - using $1 million he won in the lottery.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$475 Million
Jun 4, 2019
- 2.$356 Million
Jun 2, 2020
- 3.$344.6 Million
Jun 1, 2019
- 4.$338 Million
Jun 3, 2017
- 5.$268.4 Million
Jun 2, 2021
- 6.$261.6 Million
Jun 2, 2010
- 7.$260 Million
Jun 2, 2015
- 8.$251 Million
Jun 3, 2016
- 9.$200 Million
Jun 1, 2011
- 10.$192 Million
Jun 4, 2014
- 11.$188.9 Million
Jun 3, 2015
- 12.€161.8 Million
Jun 1, 2019
- 13.€152 Million
Jun 2, 2017
- 14.$164 Million
Jun 2, 2012
- 15.€116 Million
Jun 1, 2012
- 16.$135 Million
Jun 3, 2020
- 17.€87 Million
Jun 3, 2014
- 18.€88 Million
Jun 1, 2021
- 19.$106 Million
Jun 3, 2005
- 20.€90 Million
Jun 1, 2018
- 21.€90.39 Million
Jun 4, 2016
- 22.$100 Million
Jun 1, 2016
- 23.$97 Million
Jun 1, 2018
- 24.$87.6 Million
Jun 3, 1995
- 25.€74 Million
Jun 1, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jun 1, 1987
34 years old
Sunday, Jun 1, 1986
35 years old
Friday, Jun 1, 1984
37 years old
Sunday, Jun 1, 1975
46 years old
Sunday, Jun 1, 1969
52 years old
Thursday, Jun 1, 1967
54 years old
Tuesday, Jun 1, 1965
56 years old
Saturday, Jun 1, 1963
58 years old
Thursday, Jun 1, 1961
60 years old
Thursday, Jun 1, 1950
71 years old
Tuesday, Jun 1, 1948
73 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- A ship carrying 458 people capsizes on Yangtze river in China's Hubei province, killing 400 people.
- A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.
- Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its final landing after 25 flights.
- Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew are killed.
- General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
- A fire on the back lot of Universal Studios breaks out, destroying the attraction King Kong Encounter and a large archive of master tapes for music and film, the full extent of which was not revealed until 2019.
- Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is sentenced to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of a parole, breaking a Guinness World Record.
- Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother.
- Dolphinarium discotheque massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
- American Airlines Flight 1420 slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas to Little Rock.
- Republic of South Africa becomes a Commonwealth republic.
- Dobrinja mortar attack: Thirteen are killed and 133 wounded when Serb mortar shells are fired at a soccer game in Dobrinja, west of Sarajevo.
- Cold War: George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
- European Central Bank is founded in Brussels.
- The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty comes into effect.
- Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
- The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.
- The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
- The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was founded by Jalal Talabani, Nawshirwan Mustafa, Fuad Masum and others.
- The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
- Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta (1897 - 22 August 1978) as its first President (1964 to 1978).
- Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
- The Canadian Bank of Commerce and Imperial Bank of Canada merge to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the largest bank merger in Canadian history.
- Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.
- The Chinchaga fire ignites. By September, it would become the largest single fire on record in North America.
- Ion Antonescu, "Conducator" ("Leader") of Romania during World War II, is executed.
- BOAC Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing British actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation that it was actually an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
- World War II: The Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
- The Farhud, a massive pogrom in Iraq, starts and as a result, many Iraqi Jews are forced to leave their homes.
- First flight of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter aircraft.
- The Deccan Queen is introduced as first intercity train between Bombay VT (Now Mumbai CST) and Poona (Pune) to run on electric locomotives.
- The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires.
- The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
- Prohibition comes into force in Finland.
- World War I: Western Front: Battle of Belleau Wood: Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
- Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
- The Greek-Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.
- The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.
- Napoléon Eugène, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
- The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed, allowing the Navajo to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
- American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: The Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Fairfax Court House is fought.
- Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal is published.
- The American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
- Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declared the Territory of Minnesota officially established.
- James Clark Ross becomes the first European at the North Magnetic Pole.
- Napoleon promulgates a revised Constitution after it passes a plebiscite.
- Capture of USS Chesapeake.
- War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
- Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
- The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
- Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
- The court-martial for malfeasance of Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, begins.
- Wolraad Woltemade rescues 14 sailors at the Cape of Good Hope from the sinking ship De Jonge Thomas by riding his horse into the sea seven times. He drowned on his eighth attempt.
- The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
- Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675-79).
- In Dover, England, Charles II of England and Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover, which will force England into the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
- Start of the Sumuroy Revolt: Filipinos in Northern Samar led by Agustin Sumuroy revolt against Spanish colonial authorities.
- The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.
- Combined forces loyal to Charles V attack and expel the Ottomans from Tunis during the Conquest of Tunis.
- Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.
- A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.
- Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.
- Alfonso X is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
- Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.
Births On This Day
- Dmitri Aliev, Russian figure skater
- Edvinas Gertmonas, Lithuanian footballer
- Tom Holland, English actor
- Kagayaki Taishi, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Sam Anas, American ice hockey player
- Tyrone Roberts, Australian rugby league player
- Miller Bolaños, Ecuadoran footballer
- Carlota Ciganda, Spanish golfer
- Bianca Perie, Romanian hammer thrower
- Nataliya Goncharova, Ukrainian/Russian volleyball player
- Sammy Alex Mutahi, Kenyan runner
- Javier Hernández, Mexican footballer
- Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
- Yarisley Silva, Cuban pole vaulter
- Moses Ndiema Masai, Kenyan runner
- Chinedu Obasi, Nigerian footballer
- Ben Smith, New Zealand rugby player
- Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian runner
- Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer
- Dinesh Karthik, Indian cricketer
- Nick Young, American basketball player
- Sam Young, American basketball player
- Jean Beausejour, Chilean footballer
- Olivier Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
- Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player
- Brandi Carlile, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Amy Schumer, American actress
- Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan-American baseball player
- Aleksei Mikhailovich Uvarov, Russian footballer
- Santana Moss, American football player
- Markus Persson, Swedish game designer, founded Mojang
- Antonietta Di Martino, Italian high jumper
- Matthew Hittinger, American poet and author
- Andrea Bogart, American actress
- Arsen Gitinov, Russian and Kyrgyzstani freestyle wrestler
- Danielle Harris, American actress
- Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player and coach
- Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress
- Marlon Devonish, English sprinter and coach
- Kōhei Murakami, Japanese actor
- Michal Grošek, Czech-Swiss ice hockey player and coach
- Frauke Petry, German politician
- Ēriks Rags, Latvian javelin thrower
- Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress
- Michael Rasmussen, Danish cyclist
- Sarah Teather, English politician
- Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
- Adam Garcia, Australian actor
- Heidi Klum, German-American model, fashion designer, and producer
- Mario Cimarro, Cuban-American actor and singer
- Alexi Lalas, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster
- Luis García Postigo, former Mexican footballer
- Teri Polo, American actress
- Jason Donovan, Australian actor and singer
- Mathias Rust, German aviator
- Greg Schiano, American football player and coach
- Larisa Lazutina, Russian skier
- Olga Nazarova, Russian sprinter
- Vital Borkelmans, Belgian footballer
- Miles J. Padgett, Scottish physicist and academic
- David Westhead, English actor and producer
- Paul Coffey, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mark Curry, American actor
- Werner Günthör, Swiss shot putter and bobsledder
- John Huston, American golfer
- Peter Machajdík, Slovakian-German pianist and composer
- Simon Gallup, English musician (The Cure)
- Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2012)
- Sergey Kuznetsov, Russian footballer and manager
- Giorgos Lillikas, Cypriot politician, 8th Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Lucy McBath, American politician
- Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (d. 2006)
- Martin Brundle, English racing driver and sportscaster
- Alan Wilder, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Mongolian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Mongolia
- Gennadiy Valyukevich, Belarusian triple jumper (d. 2019)
- Patrick Besson, French writer and journalist
- Lisa Hartman Black, American actress
- Petra Morsbach, German author
- Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 2016)
- Lorraine Moller, New Zealand runner
- Tony Snow, American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (d. 2008)
- Jill Black, English lawyer and judge
- Ronnie Dunn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ted Field, American entrepreneur and race car driver
- Şenol Güneş, Turkish footballer and manager
- David Lan, South African-English director and playwright
- Mihaela Loghin, Romanian shot putter
- Perrin Beatty, Canadian businessman and politician
- Charlene, American singer-songwriter
- Jean Lambert, English educator and politician
- Michael McDowell, American author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Powers Boothe, American actor (d. 2017)
- Tomáš Halík, Czech Roman Catholic priest, philosopher, theologian and scholar
- Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
- Juhan Viiding, Estonian poet and actor (d. 1995)
- Ron Dennis, English businessman, founded the McLaren Group
- Jonathan Pryce, Welsh actor and singer
- Ronnie Wood, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Brian Cox, Scottish actor
- Jim McCarty, American blues rock guitarist
- Linda Scott, American singer
- Lydia Shum, Chinese-Hong Kong actress (d. 2008)
- Kerry Vincent, Australian chef and author (d. 2021)
- Frederica von Stade, American soprano and actress
- Colin Blakemore, British neurobiologist
- Robert Powell, English actor
- Orietta Berti, Italian singer and actress
- Richard Goode, American pianist
- Lorrie Wilmot, South African cricketer (d. 2004)
- Parveen Kumar, Pakistani-English physician and academic
- Dean Chance, American baseball player and manager (d. 2015)
- Toyo Ito, Japanese architect, designed the Torre Realia BCN and Hotel Porta Fira
- Alexander V. Zakharov, Russian physicist and astronomer
- René Auberjonois, American actor (d. 2019)
- Katerina Gogou, Greek writer and actress (d. 1993)
- Kip Thorne, American physicist, astronomer, and academic
- Cleavon Little, American actor and comedian (d. 1992)
- Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer
- Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress
- Colleen McCullough, Australian neuroscientist and author (d. 2015)
- Anatoly Albul, Soviet and Russian wrestler (d. 2013)
- André Bourbeau, Canadian politician (d. 2018)
- Bekim Fehmiu, Bosnian actor (d. 2010)
- Gerald Scarfe, English illustrator and animator
- Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, English architect, founded Foster and Partners
- Reverend Ike, American minister and television host (d. 2009)
- Jack Kralick, American baseball player (d. 2012)
- Percy Adlon, German director, screenwriter and producer
- John C. Reynolds, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2013)
- Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Peter Masterson, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- Doris Buchanan Smith, American author (d. 2002)
- Haruo Remeliik, Palauan politician, 1st President of Palau (d. 1985)
- Charles Wilson, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2010)
- Frank Cameron, New Zealand cricketer
- Christopher Lasch, American historian and critic (d. 1994)
- Walter Horak, Austrian footballer (d. 2019)
- John Lemmon, English logician and philosopher (d. 1966)
- Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (d. 2016)
- Matt Poore, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2020)
- Edward Woodward, English actor (d. 2009)
- Nargis, Indian actress (d. 1981)
- James H. Billington, American academic and Thirteenth Librarian of Congress (d. 2018)
- Georgy Dobrovolsky, Ukrainian pilot and astronaut (d. 1971)
- Steve Dodd, Australian actor and composer (d. 2014)
- Bob Monkhouse, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2003)
- Johnny Berry, English footballer (d. 1994)
- Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (d. 1962)
- George Robb, English international footballer and teacher (d. 2011)
- Richard Schweiker, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (d. 2015)
- Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher (d. 2017)
- William Sloane Coffin, American minister and activist (d. 2006)
- Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (d. 1991)
- Povel Ramel, Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)
- Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (d. 1985)
- Robert Clarke, American actor and producer (d. 2005)
- William Standish Knowles, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
- Jean Jérôme Hamer, Belgian Cardinal (d. 1996)
- John Randolph, American actor (d. 2004)
- Bill Deedes, English journalist and politician (d. 2007)
- Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, author, and mountaineer (d. 1987)
- Gyula Kállai, Hungarian communist leader, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary (d. 1996)
- Yechezkel Kutscher, Slovakian-Israeli philologist and linguist (d. 1971)
- Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (d. 1999)
- Jan Patočka, Czech philosopher (d. 1977)
- Frank Whittle, English airman and engineer, developed the jet engine (d. 1996)
- Robert Newton, English-American actor (d. 1956)
- Vasyl Velychkovsky, Ukrainian-Canadian bishop and martyr (d. 1973)
- Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist and academic (d. 1986)
- Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager (d. 1990)
- Tom Gorman, Australian rugby league player (d. 1978)
- John Van Druten, English-American playwright and director (d. 1957)
- Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician and academic (d. 1963)
- Amanullah Khan, sovereign of the Kingdom of Afghanistan, (d. 1960)
- Frank Morgan, American actor (d. 1949)
- James Daugherty, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1974)
- Charles Kay Ogden, English linguist and philosopher (d. 1957)
- Clive Brook, English actor (d. 1974)
- Nicolae Bivol, Moldovan businessman and politician, Mayor of Chișinău (d. 1940)
- Max Emmerich, American triathlete and gymnast (d. 1956)
- John Masefield, English author and poet (d. 1967)
- Yury Nikolaevich Voronov, Russian botanist (d. 1931)
- Elena Alistar, Bessarabian politician (d. 1955)
- Richard Wünsch, German philologist (d. 1915)
- John J. Toffey, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1911)
- Henry Faulds, Scottish physician and missionary, developed fingerprinting (d. 1930)
- John Marshall Harlan, American lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General of Kentucky (d. 1911)
- John Bell Hood, American general (d. 1879)
- John Hunt Morgan, American general (d. 1864)
- Clementina Maude, Viscountess Hawarden, English portrait photographer (d. 1865)
- Francis V, Duke of Modena (d. 1875)
- Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
- Henry Parker, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1881)
- Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)
- Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)
- Edward Deas Thomson, Australian educator and politician, Chief Secretary of New South Wales (d. 1879)
- Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French physicist and engineer (d. 1832)
- Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1836)
- Friedrich Laun, German author (d. 1849)
- Christiane Vulpius, mistress and wife of Johann Wolfgang Goethe (d. 1816)
- Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish priest and missionary, founded the Irish Christian Brothers (d. 1844)
- Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist and playwright (d. 1755)
- Georg Muffat, French organist and composer (d. 1704)
- Jacques Marquette, French missionary and explorer (d. 1675)
- Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1687)
- Frans Post, Dutch painter (d. 1680)
- Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English politician, Secretary of State for England (d. 1612)
- Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert, Dutch writer and scholar (d. 1590)
- Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (d. 1574)
- Tiedemann Giese, Polish bishop (d. 1550)
- Enno I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (d. 1491)
- Giles Daubeney, 1st Baron Daubeney (d. 1508)
- Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, English politician, Lord Marshal of England (d. 1338)
- Geoffrey, Count of Nantes (d. 1158)
Deaths On This Day
- Ani Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician, 6th First Lady of Indonesia. (b. 1952)
- Sinan Sakić, Serbian pop-folk singer (b. 1956)
- Charles Kennedy, Scottish journalist and politician (b. 1959)
- Joan Kirner, Australian educator and politician, 42nd Premier of Victoria (b. 1938)
- Nicholas Liverpool, Dominican lawyer and politician, 6th President of Dominica (b. 1934)
- Jacques Parizeau, Canadian economist and politician, 26th Premier of Quebec (b. 1930)
- Jean Ritchie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
- Ann B. Davis, American actress (b. 1926)
- Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian sailor (b. 1938)
- James Kelleher, Canadian lawyer and politician, 33rd Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1930)
- Faruq Z. Bey, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1942)
- Pádraig Faulkner, Irish educator and politician, 19th Irish Minister of Defence (b. 1918)
- Milan Gaľa, Slovak politician (b. 1953)
- Haleh Sahabi, Iranian humanitarian and activist (b. 1957)
- Kazuo Ohno, Japanese dancer (b. 1906)
- Andrei Voznesensky, Russian poet (b. 1933)
- Bob Christie, American race car driver (b. 1924)
- Vincent O'Brien, Irish horse trainer (b. 1917)
- Tommy Lapid, Israeli journalist and politician, 17th Justice Minister of Israel (b. 1931)
- Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, founded Saint Laurent Paris (b. 1936)
- Tony Thompson, American singer and songwriter (Hi-Five) (b. 1975)
- Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
- Hilda Crosby Standish, American physician (b. 1902)
- George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)
- William Manchester, American historian and author (b. 1922)
- Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
- Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (b. 1920)
- notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacre Aishwarya of Nepal (b. 1949)
- notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacre Birendra of Nepal (b. 1945)
- notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacre Dhirendra of Nepal (b. 1950)
- notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacre Prince Nirajan of Nepal (b. 1978)
- notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacre Princess Shruti of Nepal (b. 1976)
- Tito Puente, American drummer, composer, and producer (b. 1923)
- Christopher Cockerell, English engineer, invented the hovercraft (b. 1910)
- Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, 6th President of India (b. 1913)
- David Ruffin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
- Aurelio Lampredi, Italian engineer, designed the Ferrari Lampredi engine (b. 1917)
- Herbert Feigl, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1902)
- Rashid Karami, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)
- Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (b. 1958)
- Richard Greene, English actor and soldier (b. 1918)
- Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (b. 1903)
- Carl Vinson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1883)
- Arthur Nielsen, American businessman, founded the ACNielsen company (b. 1897)
- Werner Forssmann, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
- Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and academic (b. 1892)
- Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1904)
- Helen Keller, American author and activist (b. 1880)
- André Laurendeau, Canadian playwright, journalist, and politician (b. 1912)
- Papa Jack Laine, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1873)
- Curly Lambeau, American football player and coach, founded the Green Bay Packers (b. 1898)
- Walter Lee, Australian politician, 24th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1874)
- Adolf Eichmann, a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (b. 1906)
- Lester Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1883)
- Paula Hitler, German-Austrian sister of Adolf Hitler (b. 1896)
- Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish-German journalist and author (b. 1869)
- Emanuel Vidović, Croatian painter and illustrator (b. 1870)
- John Dewey, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1859)
- Alex Gard, Russian-American cartoonist (b. 1900)
- Ion Antonescu, Romanian marshal and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1882)
- Leslie Howard, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)
- Wilfrid Israel, English-German businessman and philanthropist (b. 1899)
- Hans Berger, German neurologist and academic (b. 1873)
- Hugh Walpole, New Zealand-English author (b. 1884)
- Ödön von Horváth, Croatian-French author and playwright (b. 1901)
- Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Romanian-Hungarian general (d. 1857)
- Sir Alfred Rawlinson, 3rd Baronet, English colonel and polo player (b. 1867)
- Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (b. 1860)
- J. B. Bury, Irish historian, philologist, and scholar (b. 1861)
- Thomas R. Marshall, American politician, 28th Vice President of the United States (b. 1854)
- Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (b. 1867)
- Napoléon, Prince Imperial of France (b. 1856)
- Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and journalist (b. 1848)
- Joseph Howe, Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1804)
- James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American publisher, founded the New York Herald (b. 1795)
- James Buchanan, American lawyer and politician, 15th President of the United States (b. 1791)
- Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel, led the Taiping Rebellion (b. 1812)
- John Quincy Marr, American captain (b. 1825)
- Pope Gregory XVI (b. 1765)
- David Wilkie, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1785)
- Oliver Wolcott Jr., American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury, 24th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1760)
- Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader (b. 1781)
- J. F. Oberlin, French pastor and philanthropist (b. 1740)
- Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1770)
- Louis-Alexandre Berthier, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1753)
- Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (b. 1744)
- Wolraad Woltemade, South African folk hero (b. 1708)
- Edward Holyoke, American pastor and academic (b. 1689)
- Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
- David Mitchell, Scottish admiral and politician (b. 1642)
- Cornelis Saftleven, Dutch genre painter (b. 1607)
- Zhu Youlang, Chinese emperor (b. 1623)
- Mary Dyer, English-American martyr (b. 1611)
- Melchior Franck, German composer (b. 1579)
- Honoré d'Urfé, French author and poet (b. 1568)
- Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shogun (b. 1543)
- John Story, English martyr (b. 1504)
- King Wladislaus II of Poland
- Kitabatake Chikafusa (b. 1293)
- Marguerite Porete, French mystic
- Henry de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford (b. 1176)
- Minamoto no Yukiie, Japanese warlord
- Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess regent of Brittany (b. 1068)
- Thietmar, duke of Saxony
- Theodosius Romanus, Syriac Orthodox patriarch of Antioch
- Xiao, empress of the Tang Dynasty
- Li Tongjie, general of the Tang Dynasty
- Pyrrhus, patriarch of Constantinople
- Ran Min, "Heavenly Prince" (Tian Wang) during the Sixteen Kingdoms
- Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (b. 133)
- 195 BC
- Emperor Gaozu of Han (b. 256 BC)