On This Day in History: June 10
June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 204 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- South Carolina woman "wasn't feeling lucky," wins $2 million. A South Carolina woman was not having a great day, but her luck instantly changed when she won a $2 million top prize from a scratch-off.
- Lottery winner found dead in Michigan river. The body of a Michigan lottery winner was discovered by Midland police floating in a river over the weekend.
- One Arizona lottery ticket wins $410 million Mega Millions jackpot. A single ticket sold in Arizona matched the winning numbers from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and is worth an estimated $410 million.
- California Lottery director resigns amid investigations. California State Lottery Director Hugo Lopez is stepping down immediately, he announced in an email to lottery staff on Friday.
- N.Y. men arrested for redeeming winning lottery tickets for people in debt. Two New Yorkers were tossed behind bars in the state's first-ever arrests of lottery scammers accused of secretly claiming winning tickets for people who owe child support, back taxes or other debts.
- Accused lottery murderer recaptured. The suspect accused of murdering a Georgia Lottery winner has now been caught, after he escaped from prison Wednesday.
- Virginia man claims three $1 million prizes. A Chesterfield, Virginia, man has cashed in three Mega Millions lottery tickets worth $1 million each.
- Lottery pool can't be a business in Tennessee. In a formal opinion, the state attorney general has declared that Tennessee law prohibits participation in a lottery pool "managed by a third party" — throwing cold water on a Blount County man's idea for a part-time business, though apparently not on informal pools among friends.
- $240 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $240 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Internet gambling bill awaits house vote. Congress is moving closer to passing legislation that will relieve U.S. financial services companies from implementing bans on Internet gambling as the Payments System Protection Act (H.R. 6870) was approved by the House Committee on Financial Services and appears headed for a possible vote by the full House next week.
- Online poker group says gov't seized $30M in player payouts. In the latest skirmish in the battle over Internet gambling, online poker advocates say the government has frozen more than $30 million in payouts affecting thousands of players.
- Virginia Lottery unveils Redskins scratch tickets. The Virginia Lottery and the Washington Redskins unveiled a new $50,000,000 "Redskins Mania" scratch ticket that will go on sale in August, in time for the start of the 2009 football season.
- Louisiana nurse claims $34.1M Powerball lottery jackpot. After 13 years of giving of herself as a neonatal intensive care nurse, it was Emilia Delgado's turn to receive when she won the $34.1 million Powerball jackpot from the May 31 drawing.
- Two men arrested in Russia for running Western-style pyramid scheme. Two men were arrested in Moscow, Russia, on Monday on charges of setting up a pyramid scheme that defrauded around 250,000 people of 18 billion rubles (US$765 million), the Interior Ministry said.
- Oklahoma Lottery expects to have 3,500 sales locations. Oklahoma will have 3,500 lottery outlets after the statewide game gears up later this year, one for every 1,000 residents, the state's lottery director said.
- Texas Lottery considers changing jackpot calculation. Amid complaints of false advertising, Texas Lottery Commission officials will consider changing the way jackpots are paid.
- Texas Lottery Officials Halt Jackpot Increase. Texas Lottery officials won't boost the estimated top prize for Saturday's Lotto Texas drawing in the wake of accusations of inflated advertised jackpots.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows to $30 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $30 million, with a cash option of $15.5 million.
- Texas Lotto Jumps to $100 Million. Texans will have a chance for a record jackpot of an estimated $100 million on Saturday after there were no winners last night in the Lotto Texas drawing.
- N.J. Man Wins $35 Million Lottery Jackpot. A Little Egg Harbor, NJ man has come forward with a winning lottery ticket worth an annuity prize of $35.5 million, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Wednesday.
- Playing Lottery 'not gambling'. Pick 6 and Jersey Cash 5 were among the topics highlighted at the Millville, NJ's chamber of commerce luncheon meeting on Tuesday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$447.8 Million
Jun 10, 2017
- 2.$280 Million
Jun 10, 2016
- 3.$259.8 Million
Jun 11, 2014
- 4.$240 Million
Jun 13, 2012
- 5.€166.94 Million
Jun 11, 2019
- 6.€118 Million
Jun 10, 2014
- 7.€139 Million
Jun 11, 2019
- 8.€112 Million
Jun 11, 2013
- 9.€129 Million
Jun 12, 2015
- 10.$144 Million
Jun 12, 2018
- 11.$141 Million
Jun 11, 2016
- 12.$121 Million
Jun 13, 2018
- 13.€93.7 Million
Jun 11, 2016
- 14.€90 Million
Jun 15, 2018
- 15.$101 Million
Jun 13, 2017
- 16.$100 Million
Jun 12, 2004
- 16.$100 Million
Jun 12, 2004
- 18.€68 Million
Jun 10, 2011
- 19.$95 Million
Jun 10, 2003
- 20.€84 Million
Jun 10, 2016
- 21.$85 Million
Jun 11, 2004
- 22.€58 Million
Jun 12, 2009
- 23.$73.1 Million
Jun 11, 2014
- 24.$73 Million
Jun 10, 2006
- 25.$70 Million
Jun 12, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Jun 10, 1982
39 years old
Thursday, Jun 10, 1982
39 years old
Sunday, Jun 10, 1979
42 years old
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1975
46 years old
Monday, Jun 10, 1974
47 years old
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1969
52 years old
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1969
52 years old
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1969
52 years old
Saturday, Jun 10, 1961
60 years old
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1958
63 years old
Monday, Jun 10, 1957
64 years old
Sunday, Jun 10, 1956
65 years old
Thursday, Jun 10, 1954
67 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- An Agusta A109E Power crashed onto the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, which sparked a fire on the top of the building. The pilot of the helicopter was killed.
- James Wenneker von Brunn, who was 88-years-old, opened fire inside the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and fatally shot Museum Special Police Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns. Other security guards returned fire, wounding von Brunn, who was apprehended.
- The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
- The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
- Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
- Kosovo War: NATO suspends its airstrikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
- Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members.
- Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
- China conducts a nuclear test for DF-31 warhead at Area C (Beishan), Lop Nur, its prominence being due to the Cox Report.
- Eleven-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she would remain a captive until 2009.
- British Airways Flight 5390 lands safely at Southampton Airport after a blowout in the cockpit causes the captain to be partially sucked from the cockpit. There are no fatalities.
- Lebanon War: The Syrian Arab Army defeats the Israeli Defense Forces in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub.
- The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
- James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee. He is recaptured three days later.
- The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
- United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill's passage.
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex, was signed into law by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program.
- John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the 1957 Canadian federal election, ending 22 years of Liberal Party government.
- Saab produces its first automobile.
- Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
- World War II: Six hundred forty-two men, women and children massacred at Oradour-sur-Glane, France.
- World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece, 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
- In baseball, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
- World War II: The Lidice massacre is perpetrated as a reprisal for the assassination of Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.
- World War II: The Kingdom of Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.
- World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions in his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
- World War II: Military resistance to the German occupation of Norway ends.
- Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
- Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
- Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
- The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István sinks off the Croatian coast after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat; the event is recorded by camera from a nearby vessel.
- The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire was declared by Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.
- Spanish-American War: In the Battle of Guantánamo Bay, U.S. Marines begin the American invasion of Spanish-held Cuba.
- Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and burying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for three months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.
- League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stefano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in the Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Greece.
- Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 US Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
- Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
- American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Crossroads: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
- American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
- The United States Naval Academy graduates its first class of students.
- Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
- The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.
- First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
- The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
- French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
- A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
- King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) is crowned.
- Jacobite risings: Battle of Glen Shiel.
- Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries".
- Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
- Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
- Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.
- Council of Trent: Pope Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
- Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city will not recognise him as the successor of Christian II of Denmark.
- The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.
- Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
- Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.
Births On This Day
- Ryan Papenhuyzen, Australian rugby league player
- Wen Junhui, Chinese singer
- Kate Upton, American model and actress
- Alexa Scimeca Knierim, American figure skater
- David Miller, South African cricketer
- Mustapha Carayol, Gambian footballer
- Alexandra Stan, Romanian singer-songwriter, dancer, and model
- Jeff Teague, American basketball player
- Martin Harnik, German-Austrian footballer
- Amobi Okoye, Nigerian-American football player
- Al Alburquerque, Dominican baseball player
- Marco Andreolli, Italian footballer
- Richard Chambers, Irish rower
- Celina Jade, Hong Kong-American actress
- Kaia Kanepi, Estonian tennis player
- Andy Schleck, Luxembourger cyclist
- Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
- Johanna Kedzierski, German sprinter
- Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian martial artist
- Jade Bailey, Barbadian athlete
- Marion Barber III, American football player
- Aaron Davey, Australian footballer
- Leelee Sobieski, American actress and producer
- Steve von Bergen, Swiss footballer
- Tara Lipinski, American figure skater
- Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
- Ana Lúcia Souza, Brazilian ballerina and journalist
- Mat Jackson, English racing driver
- Albie Morkel, South African cricketer
- Andrey Yepishin, Russian sprinter
- Jessica DiCicco, American actress and voice actress
- Matuzalém, Brazilian footballer
- Ovie Mughelli, American football player
- Dmitri Uchaykin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
- Daniele Seccarecci, Italian bodybuilder (d. 2013)
- Evgeni Borounov, Russian ice dancer and coach
- Kostas Louboutis, Greek footballer
- Raheem Brock, American football player
- Adam Darski (Nergal), Polish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mike Rosenthal, American football player and coach
- Alari Lell, Estonian footballer
- Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician
- Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer and coach
- Hadi Saei, Iranian martial artist
- Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
- Dustin Lance Black, American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist
- Faith Evans, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Flesh-n-Bone, American rapper and actor
- Pokey Reese, American baseball player
- Steven Fischer, American director and producer
- Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
- Eric Upashantha, Sri Lankan cricketer
- JoJo Hailey, American singer
- Bobby Jindal, American journalist and politician, 55th Governor of Louisiana
- Bruno Ngotty, French footballer
- Erik Rutan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Kyle Sandilands, Australian radio and television host
- Mike Doughty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Katsuhiro Harada, Japanese game designer, director, and producer
- Alex Santos, Filipino journalist
- Shane Whereat, Australian rugby league player
- Sarah Wixey, Welsh sport shooter
- Craig Hancock, Australian rugby league player
- Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
- Kate Snow, American journalist
- Bill Burr, American comedian and actor
- Derek Dooley, American football player and coach
- Emma Anderson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Darren Robinson, American rapper (d. 1995)
- Elizabeth Wettlaufer, Canadian nurse and serial killer
- David Platt, English footballer and manager
- Susanne Albers, German computer scientist and academic
- Elizabeth Hurley, English model, actress, and producer
- Joey Santiago, American alternative rock musician
- Brad Henry, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Oklahoma
- Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
- Gina Gershon, American actress, singer and author
- Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian poet and author (d. 1982)
- Wong Ka Kui, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
- Tzi Ma, Hong Kong American character actor
- Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Kim Deal, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Maxi Priest, English singer-songwriter
- Nandamuri Balakrishna, Indian film actor and politician
- Carlo Ancelotti, Italian footballer and manager
- Ernie C, American heavy metal guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Eliot Spitzer, American lawyer and politician, 54th Governor of New York
- Yu Suzuki, Japanese game designer and producer
- Nicola Palazzo, Italian writer
- Annette Schavan, German theologian and politician
- Andrew Stevens, American actor and producer
- Moya Greene, Canadian businesswoman
- Rich Hall, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Eileen Cooper, English painter and academic
- John Edwards, American lawyer and politician
- Garry Hynes, Irish director and producer
- Christine St-Pierre, Canadian journalist and politician
- Kage Baker, American author (d. 2010)
- Dan Fouts, American football player and sportscaster
- Tony Mundine, Australian boxer
- Burglinde Pollak, German pentathlete
- Elías Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player
- Michel Bastarache, Canadian businessman, lawyer, and jurist
- Ken Singleton, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Robert Wright, English air marshal
- Ze'ev Friedman, Polish-Israeli weightlifter (d. 1972)
- Rick Price, English rock bass player
- Simon Jenkins, English journalist and author
- Gordon Burns, Northern Irish journalist
- Chantal Goya, French singer and actress
- Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton, Scottish lawyer and judge
- Preston Manning, Canadian politician
- Mickey Jones, American drummer (d. 2018)
- Shirley Owens, American singer
- Jürgen Prochnow, German actor
- David Walker, Australian racing driver
- Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (d. 2007)
- John Stevens, English drummer (d. 1994)
- Rahul Bajaj, Indian businessman and politician
- Violetta Villas, Belgian-Polish singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2011)
- Vasanti N. Bhat-Nayak, Indian mathematician and academic (d. 2009)
- Vic Elford, English racing driver
- Lu Jiaxi, Chinese self-taught mathematician (d. 1983)
- Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2015)
- Peter Gibson, English lawyer and judge
- Tom Pendry, Baron Pendry, English politician
- Chuck Fairbanks, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
- Pierre Cartier, French mathematician and academic
- Bryan Cartledge, English academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia
- João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2019)
- Aranka Siegal, Czech-American author and Holocaust survivor
- Carmen Cozza, American baseball and football player (d. 2018)
- Chen Xitong, Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (d. 2013)
- James McDivitt, American general, pilot, and astronaut
- Ian Sinclair, Australian farmer and politician, 42nd Australian Minister for Defence
- Thomas Taylor, Baron Taylor of Blackburn, British Labour Party politician (d. 2016)
- E. O. Wilson, American biologist, author, and academic
- Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
- Claudio Gilberto Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist
- László Kubala, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2002)
- Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician, 29th Vice Premier of the Republic of China (d. 2013)
- Johnny Orr, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Eugene Parker, American astrophysicist and academic
- Bruno Bartoletti, Italian conductor (d. 2013)
- Lionel Jeffries, English actor, screenwriter and film director (d. 2010)
- Leo Gravelle, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
- Nat Hentoff, American historian, author, and journalist (d. 2017)
- James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer (d. 2015)
- Friedrich L. Bauer, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (d. 2015)
- Paul Brunelle, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1994)
- Robert Maxwell, Czech-English captain, publisher, and politician (d. 1991)
- Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian (d. 1969)
- Bill Kerr, South African-Australian actor (d. 2014)
- Mitchell Wallace, Australian rugby league player (d. 2016)
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (d. 2021)
- Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
- Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian physician and politician (d. 2007)
- Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish footballer, rugby player, and physician (d. 2006)
- Patachou, French singer and actress (d. 2015)
- Barry Morse, English-Canadian actor and director (d. 2008)
- Peride Celal, Turkish author (d. 2013)
- William Rosenberg, American entrepreneur, founded Dunkin' Donuts (d. 2002)
- Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
- Oktay Rıfat Horozcu, Turkish poet and playwright (d. 1988)
- Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian pianist and composer (d. 2007)
- Benjamin Shapira, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1993)
- Jean Lesage, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
- Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichord player and musicologist (d. 1984)
- Terence Rattigan, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1977)
- Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)
- Howlin' Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
- Lang Hancock, Australian soldier and businessman (d. 1992)
- Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (d. 1975)
- Dicky Wells, American jazz trombonist (d. 1985)
- Lin Huiyin, Chinese architect and poet (d. 1955)
- Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (d. 1988)
- Stanisław Czaykowski, Polish racing driver (d. 1933)
- Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt (d. 1983)
- Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
- Hattie McDaniel, American actress (d. 1952)
- Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (d. 1945)
- Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor and producer (d. 1973)
- Leone Sextus Tollemache, English captain (d. 1917)
- Nils Økland, Norwegian Esperantist and teacher (d. 1969)
- André Derain, French painter and sculptor (d. 1954)
- Frederick Cook, American physician and explorer (d. 1940)
- Ninian Comper, Scottish architect (d. 1960)
- Louis Couperus, Dutch author and poet (d. 1923)
- Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (d. 1937)
- Emanuel Nobel, Swedish-Russian businessman (d. 1932)
- Sarah Grand, Irish feminist writer (d. 1943)
- Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1900)
- Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (d. 1920)
- Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Danish lawyer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1912)
- Rebecca Latimer Felton, American educator and politician (d. 1930)
- Edwin Arnold, English poet and journalist (d. 1904)
- Nicolaus Otto, German engineer (d. 1891)
- Stephen Mosher Wood, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1920)
- Sondre Norheim, Norwegian-American skier (d. 1897)
- Gustave Courbet, French-Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1877)
- Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist and herpetologist (d. 1884)
- William Eustis, American physician and politician, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
- Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, Swedish physician and explorer (d. 1784)
- Princess Caroline of Great Britain (d. 1757)
- James Francis Edward Stuart, claimant to the English and Scottish throne (d. 1766)
- Esprit Fléchier, French bishop and author (d. 1710)
- Leandro Bassano, Italian painter (d. 1622)
- Louis, Duke of Montpensier (1561-1582) (d. 1582)
- Mercurino Gattinara, Italian statesman and jurist (d. 1530)
- Fakhr-al-Din Iraqi, Persian poet and philosopher (d. 1289)
- Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, Persian mathematician and astronomer (d. 998)
- Emperor Uda of Japan (d. 931)
Deaths On This Day
- Claudell Washington, American baseball player (b. 1954)
- Neal E. Boyd, American singer, winner of the 2008 season of America's Got Talent (b. 1975)
- Julia Perez, Indonesian singer and actress (b. 1980)
- Christina Grimmie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1994)
- Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1928)
- Robert Chartoff, American film producer and philanthropist (b. 1933)
- Wolfgang Jeschke, German author and publisher (b. 1936)
- Marcello Alencar, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Rio de Janeiro (b. 1925)
- Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer and manager (b. 1951)
- Robert M. Grant, American theologian and academic (b. 1917)
- Jack Lee, American radio host and politician (b. 1920)
- Doug Bailey, American political consultant (b. 1933)
- Enrique Orizaola, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1922)
- Barbara Vucanovich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1921)
- Piero Bellugi, Italian conductor (b. 1924)
- Warner Fusselle, American sportscaster (b. 1944)
- Will Hoebee, Dutch songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
- Georges Mathieu, French painter and academic (b. 1921)
- Joshua Orwa Ojode, Kenyan politician (b. 1958)
- George Saitoti, Kenyan economist and politician, 6th Vice-President of Kenya (b. 1945)
- Sudono Salim, Chinese-Indonesian businessman, founded Bank Central Asia (b. 1916)
- Gordon West, English footballer (b. 1943)
- Brian Lenihan Jnr, Irish lawyer and politician, 25th Irish Minister for Finance (b. 1959)
- Basil Schott, American archbishop (b. 1939)
- Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (b. 1941)
- Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)
- Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani author and diplomat (b. 1928)
- Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (b. 1940)
- Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer, designed the Pitts Special (b. 1915)
- Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1930)
- Odette Laure, French actress and singer (b. 1917)
- Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician, 177th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1904)
- Donald Regan, American colonel and politician, 11th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1918)
- Bernard Williams, English philosopher and academic (b. 1929)
- Phil Williams, Welsh academic and politician (b. 1939)
- John Gotti, American mobster (b. 1940)
- Leila Pahlavi, Princess of Iran (b. 1970)
- Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 18th President of Syria (b. 1930)
- Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
- Jim Hearn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
- Hammond Innes, English soldier and author (b. 1914)
- George Hees, Canadian soldier, football player, and politician (b. 1910)
- Jo Van Fleet, American actress (b. 1915)
- Les Dawson, English comedian, actor, writer and presenter (b. 1931)
- Hachidai Nakamura, Chinese-Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1931)
- Jean Bruller, French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (b. 1902)
- Louis L'Amour, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1908)
- Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (b. 1943)
- Merle Miller, American author and playwright (b. 1919)
- Halide Nusret Zorlutuna, Turkish author and poet (b. 1901)
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1945)
- Adolph Zukor, American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1873)
- Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1900)
- William Inge, American playwright and novelist (b. 1913)
- Michael Rennie, English actor (b. 1909)
- Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
- Vahap Özaltay, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1908)
- Timothy Birdsall, English cartoonist (b. 1936)
- Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian politician (b. 1883)
- Angelina Weld Grimké, American journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)
- Margaret Abbott, Indian-American golfer (b. 1876)
- Sigrid Undset, Danish-Norwegian novelist, essayist, and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
- Alexander Bethune, Canadian businessman and politician, 12th Mayor of Vancouver (b. 1852)
- Jack Johnson, American boxer (b. 1878)
- Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
- Marcus Garvey, Jamaican journalist and activist, founded the Black Star Line (b. 1887)
- Albert Ogilvie, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1890)
- Robert Borden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1854)
- John Bowser, English-Australian politician, 26th Premier of Victoria (b. 1856)
- Frederick Delius, English composer and educator (b. 1862)
- Adolf von Harnack, German historian and theologian (b. 1851)
- Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (b. 1852)
- Giacomo Matteotti, Italian lawyer and politician (b. 1885)
- Pierre Loti, French soldier and author (b. 1850)
- Arrigo Boito, Italian author, poet, and composer (b. 1842)
- Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect (b. 1845)
- Edward Everett Hale, American minister, historian, and author (b. 1822)
- Richard Seddon, English-New Zealand politician, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1845)
- Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan priest and poet (b. 1845)
- Robert Williams Buchanan, Scottish poet, author, and playwright (b. 1841)
- Ernest Chausson, French composer (b. 1855)
- Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
- Thomas Robert Bugeaud, French general and politician (b. 1784)
- Robert Brown, Scottish botanist (b. 1773)
- André-Marie Ampère, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)
- Hans Karl von Diebitsch, German-Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
- Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (b. 1728)
- Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Caribbean-French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1745)
- Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
- Hsinbyushin, Burmese king (b. 1736)
- Leopold Widhalm, Austrian instrument maker (b. 1722)
- Joachim Ludwig Schultheiss von Unfriedt, German architect (b. 1678)
- Thomas Hearne, English historian and author (b. 1678)
- Bridget Bishop, Colonial Massachusetts woman hanged as a witch during the Salem witch trials (b. 1632)
- Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish lawyer and politician (b. 1635)
- Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (b. 1598)
- John Popham, English politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1531)
- Isabella Andreini, Italian actress (b. 1562)
- Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (b. 1524-25)
- Martin Agricola, German composer and theorist (b. 1486)
- Alexander Barclay, English poet and author (b. 1476)
- Idris Imad al-Din, supreme leader of Tayyibi Isma'ilism, scholar and historian (b. 1392)
- Joan of Navarre, Queen of England (b. 1370)
- Ernest, Duke of Austria (b. 1377)
- Agnes of Austria (b. 1281)
- Kitabatake Akiie, Japanese governor (b. 1318)
- Matilda of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1210)
- Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
- Richenza of Northeim (b. 1087)
- Ernest, Margrave of Austria (b. 1027)
- Liu Yan, emperor of Southern Han (b. 889)
- Dong Zhang, Chinese general
- Cheng Rui, Chinese warlord
- Odo I, Frankish nobleman
- Emperor Daizong of Tang (b. 727)
- Abul Abbas al-Saffah, Muslim caliph (b. 721)
- Liu Bei, Chinese emperor (b. 161)
- AD 38
- Julia Drusilla, Roman sister of Caligula (b. 16 AD)
- 323 BC
- Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)