On This Day in History: June 11
June 11 is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 203 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Canadian grandmother wins $55 million Lotto Max jackpot. A grandmother in Canada's Northwest Territories was stunned by her $55 million (US$40 million) Lotto Max win, but managed to make all the right moves in claiming her prize.
- Former tribal lobbyist named as new California Lottery director. California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Alva Vernon Johnson to take over the the state's lottery Monday, after former director Hugo Lopez stepped down Friday amid investigations.
- $447.8 million winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in California. A single winning Powerball lottery ticket matching all six numbers was sold in California and will claim a $447.8 million jackpot.
- Man wins $2 million from Ohio Lottery. A regular lottery player from New Carlisle, Ohio, won the top prize in the Ohio Lottery's $2 million Anniversary game.
- Georgia man wins lottery -- again. A 67-year-old man from Griffin, Georgia, won the Fantasy 5 jackpot for the second time June 7.
- Vermont sued over state lottery contract award. The company that has operated Vermont Lottery games for the past 10 years is suing the state, trying to force the release of documents related to Vermont's decision to switch to another company.
- Seven arrested in underground lottery sting. Seven people are facing felony bookmaking charges after authorities say they were operating an illegal lottery out of four markets in San Pablo and Richmond, California.
- Feds freeze online poker champ's winnings. Late last week, the federal government ordered five banks to freeze a total of $30 million in payments owed to the players from companies that process payments from two offshore gambling sites, according to the Poker Players Alliance, a group that represents the interests of the companies and players.
- Husband, then wife, wins lottery. A week after a Georgia man won $5,000, his wife won a $1 million jackpot.
- Lucky grandparents strike it big in Ga. lottery. The latest big winners in the Georgia Lottery have a combined 17 grandchildren between them.
- 14 friends split $400,000 Powerball lottery prize. Fifteen friends who have been playing New Mexico Lottery games as a pool for six years claimed a $400,000 Powerball prize on Monday.
- Maryland Lottery a case study in the science of random numbers. The Maryland Lottery provides a good example of why true lottery ball machines are much better than a computerized drawing for choosing lottery numbers.
- Employees to share store's lottery commissions. Ten employees who work at the Cumberland Farms store in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania where the winning $213.2 million Powerball ticket was sold last month will share in the proceeds.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$293 Million
Jun 14, 2016
- 2.$259.8 Million
Jun 11, 2014
- 3.$240 Million
Jun 13, 2012
- 4.€166.94 Million
Jun 11, 2019
- 5.€135 Million
Jun 13, 2014
- 6.€139 Million
Jun 11, 2019
- 7.€112 Million
Jun 11, 2013
- 8.€129 Million
Jun 12, 2015
- 9.$144 Million
Jun 12, 2018
- 10.$141 Million
Jun 11, 2016
- 11.$121 Million
Jun 13, 2018
- 12.$115 Million
Jun 13, 2003
- 13.€76 Million
Jun 14, 2011
- 14.€93.7 Million
Jun 11, 2016
- 15.€90 Million
Jun 15, 2018
- 16.$101 Million
Jun 13, 2017
- 17.$100 Million
Jun 12, 2004
- 17.$100 Million
Jun 12, 2004
- 19.$86 Million
Jun 14, 2006
- 20.$85 Million
Jun 11, 2004
- 21.€58 Million
Jun 12, 2009
- 22.$73.1 Million
Jun 11, 2014
- 23.$70 Million
Jun 12, 2013
- 24.$66 Million
Jun 12, 2019
- 24.$66 Million
Jun 13, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Jun 11, 1997
24 years old
Monday, Jun 11, 1984
37 years old
Sunday, Jun 11, 1978
43 years old
Saturday, Jun 11, 1977
44 years old
Wednesday, Jun 11, 1975
46 years old
Sunday, Jun 11, 1972
49 years old
Thursday, Jun 11, 1964
57 years old
Saturday, Jun 11, 1960
61 years old
Tuesday, Jun 11, 1957
64 years old
Wednesday, Jun 11, 1947
74 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- 3 World Trade Center officially opens.
- Greece's public broadcaster ERT is shut down by then-prime minister Antonis Samaras. It reopened exactly two years later by then-prime minister Alexis Tsipras.
- More than 80 people die in a landslide triggered by two earthquakes in Afghanistan; an entire village is buried.
- The first African FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.
- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to abuses at a Canadian Indian residential school.
- The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched into orbit.
- Mudslides in Chittagong, Bangladesh, kill 130 people.
- Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
- Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
- Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
- Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
- Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng and Bernie Grant are elected as the first black MPs in Great Britain.
- A magnitude 6.9 earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
- Altaf Hussain founds the student political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
- The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.
- After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first women to do so.
- Lloyd J. Old identified the first cell surface antigens that could differentiate among different cell types.
- World War II veteran Walter Seifert attacks an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.
- American Civil Rights Movement: Governor of Alabama George Wallace defiantly stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.
- Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
- John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights.
- Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
- Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.
- Eighty-three spectators are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
- USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
- World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
- Free French Forces retreat from Bir Hakeim after having successfully delayed the Axis advance.
- World War II: The Siege of Malta begins with a series of Italian air raids.
- Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
- Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
- The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.
- Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
- During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to coin the political phrase "smoke-filled room".
- Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown.
- King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father, Constantine I, abdicates under pressure from allied armies occupying Athens.
- A group of Serbian officers stormed the royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife, Queen Draga.
- The boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand are extended by the UK to include the Cook Islands.
- The Hundred Days' Reform, a planned movement to reform social, political, and educational institutions in China, is started by the Guangxu Emperor, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. (The failed reform led to the abolition of the Imperial examination in 1905.)
- Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the "first motor race", takes place.
- The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
- The Naval Battle of the Riachuelo is fought on the rivulet Riachuelo (Argentina), between the Paraguayan Navy on one side and the Brazilian Navy on the other. The Brazilian victory was crucial for the later success of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina) in the Paraguayan War.
- The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
- The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
- A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
- Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
- The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
- The American Revolutionary War's first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
- British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
- Denmark adopts the characteristic Nordic Cross flag later taken up by all other Scandinavian countries.
- Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paved way to the stabilization of the rule of the Principalía (an elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).
- Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
- Battle of Sauchieburn: Fought between rebel Lords and James III of Scotland, resulting in the death of the king.
- Hundred Years' War: Start of the Battle of Jargeau.
- The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
- Albert I of Brandenburg, also called The Bear (Ger: Albrecht der Bär), becomes the founder of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, Germany and the first margrave.
- Roger of Salerno, Prince of Antioch, captures Azaz from the Seljuk Turks.
- Lombard Revolt: Greek citizens of Bari rise up against the Lombard rebels led by Melus and deliver the city to Basil Mesardonites, Byzantine governor (catepan) of the Catepanate of Italy.
- Vladimir the Great consolidates the Kievan realm from Ukraine to the Baltic Sea. He is proclaimed ruler (knyaz) of all Kievan Rus'.
- A Hasanid Alid uprising in Mecca is crushed by the Abbasids at the Battle of Fakhkh.
- Emperor Taizong of Tang sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of Chinese prisoners captured during the transition from Sui to Tang.
- Marcomannic Wars: The Roman army in Moravia is encircled by the Quadi, who have broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm emperor Marcus Aurelius defeats and subdues them in the so-called "miracle of the rain".
- 1184 BC
- Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
Births On This Day
- Eartha Cumings, Scottish footballer
- Charlie Tahan, American actor
- Ayaka Sasaki, Japanese singer
- Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress
- Brittany Boyd, American basketball player
- Daniel Howell, English YouTuber
- Christophe Lemaitre, French sprinter
- Maya Moore, American basketball player
- Jesús Fernández Collado, Spanish footballer
- Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, model, radio host
- Marsel İlhan, Turkish tennis player
- Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer
- Sebastian Bayer, German long jumper
- Shia LaBeouf, American actor
- Tim Hoogland, German footballer
- Andy Lee, Irish boxer
- Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer
- Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
- José Reyes, Dominican baseball player
- Vanessa Boslak, French pole vaulter
- Jacques Freitag, South African high jumper
- Joey Graham, American basketball player
- Stephen Graham, American basketball player
- Reni Maitua, Australian rugby league player
- Eldar Rønning, Norwegian skier
- Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
- Emiliano Moretti, Italian footballer
- Kristo Tohver, Estonian footballer and referee
- Yhency Brazoban, Dominican baseball player
- Ali Boussaboun, Moroccan-Dutch footballer
- Amy Duggan, Australian footballer and sportscaster
- Joshua Jackson, Canadian-American actor
- Daryl Tuffey, New Zealand cricketer
- Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
- Reiko Tosa, Japanese runner
- Fragiskos Alvertis, Greek basketball player, coach, and manager
- José Manuel Abundis, Mexican footballer and coach
- Stephen Kearney, New Zealand rugby league player and coach
- Vladimir Gaidamașciuc, Moldovan footballer
- Liz Kendall, British politician
- Mark Richardson, New Zealand cricketer
- Kenjiro Tsuda, Japanese voice actor
- Peter Dinklage, American actor and producer
- Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
- Olaf Kapagiannidis, German footballer
- Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
- Manoa Thompson, Fijian rugby player
- Graeme Bachop, New Zealand rugby player
- João Garcia, Portuguese mountaineer
- Bruce Robison, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Georgios Bartzokas, Greek former professional basketball player
- Gavin Hill, New Zealand rugby player
- Jean Alesi, French race car driver
- Kim Gallagher, American runner (d. 2002)
- Gioia Bruno, American singer-songwriter
- Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler and sportscaster (d. 2000)
- Mano Menezes, Brazilian footballer and coach
- Mehmet Oz, American surgeon, author, and television host
- Hugh Laurie, English actor and screenwriter
- Barry Adamson, English singer and bass player
- Joe Montana, American football player and sportscaster
- Simon Plouffe, Canadian mathematician and academic
- Arthur Porter, Canadian physician and academic (d. 2015)
- Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American bass player and bandleader
- Yuriy Sedykh, Ukrainian hammer thrower
- Duncan Steel, English-Australian astronomer and author
- John Dyson, Australian cricketer
- Johnny Neel, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Steve Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton, English politician
- José Bové, French farmer and politician
- Barbara Minty, American model
- Yekaterina Podkopayeva, Russian runner
- Donnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Matthew Engel, English journalist and author
- Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese painter and photographer
- Lynsey de Paul, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, cartoonist and actress (d. 2014)
- Graham Russell, English-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Frank Beard, American drummer and songwriter
- Dave Cash, American baseball player and coach
- Lalu Prasad Yadav, Indian politician, 20th Chief Minister of Bihar
- Richard Palmer-James, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
- Henry Hill, American mobster (d. 2012)
- Parris Glendening, American politician, 59th Governor of Maryland
- Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, English cricketer and journalist (d. 2017)
- Jackie Stewart, Scottish race car driver and sportscaster
- Chad Everett, American actor and director (d. 2012)
- Robin Warren, Australian pathologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- Athol Fugard, South African-American actor, director, and playwright
- Tim Sainsbury, English businessman and politician, Minister of State for Trade
- Charles Rangel, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
- Ayhan Şahenk, Turkish businessman (d. 2001)
- Queen Fabiola of Belgium (d. 2014)
- Beryl Grey, English ballerina
- John W. O'Malley, American Catholic historian, academic and Jesuit priest
- Kit Pedler, English parapsychologist and author (d. 1981)
- Carlisle Floyd, American composer and educator
- Johnny Esaw, Canadian sportscaster (d. 2013)
- William Styron, American novelist and essayist (d. 2006)
- Jean Sutherland Boggs, Peruvian-Canadian historian, academic, and civil servant (d. 2014)
- Michael Cacoyannis, Greek Cypriot director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
- Shelly Manne, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)
- Hazel Scott, Trinidadian-American singer, actress, and pianist (d. 1981)
- Keith Seaman, Australian lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of South Australia (d. 2013)
- Suleiman Mousa, Jordanian historian and author (d. 2008)
- Richard Todd, Irish-English actor (d. 2009)
- Ruth Aarons, American table tennis player and manager (d. 1980)
- Joseph B. Wirthlin, American businessman and religious leader (d. 2008)
- Magda Gabor, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1997)
- Nicholas Metropolis, American mathematician and physicist (d. 1999)
- Jan Hendrik van den Berg, Dutch psychiatrist and academic (d. 2012)
- Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 1970)
- Risë Stevens, American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
- James Algar, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
- William Baziotes, American painter and academic (d. 1963)
- Mohammad Hassan Ganji, Iranian meteorologist and academic (d. 2012)
- Carmine Coppola, American flute player and composer (d. 1991)
- Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, and inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung (d. 1997)
- Natascha Artin Brunswick, German-American mathematician and photographer (d. 2003)
- Karl Hein, German hammer thrower (d. 1982)
- Francisco Marto, Portuguese saint (d. 1919)
- Ernie Nevers, American football player and coach (d. 1976)
- Eric Fraser, British illustrator and graphic designer (d. 1983)
- Cap Fear, Canadian football player and rower (d. 1978)
- Benny Wearing, Australian rugby league player (d. 1968)
- Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist and short story writer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
- Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian activist, founded the Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)
- Reg Latta, Australian rugby league player (d. 1970)
- Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
- Kiichiro Toyoda, Japanese businessman, founded Toyota (d. 1952)
- Hugo Wieslander, Swedish decathlete (d. 1976)
- Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchist and convicted criminal (d. 1927)
- Spiros Xenos, Greek-Swedish painter (d. 1963)
- Mordecai Kaplan, Lithuanian rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (d. 1983)
- Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (d. 1973)
- Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player and manager (d. 1944)
- Renée Vivien, English-French poet and author (d. 1909)
- Alfred L. Kroeber, American-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 1960)
- Stjepan Radić, Croatian lawyer and politician (d. 1928)
- Charles Fabry, French physicist and academic (d. 1945)
- Richard Strauss, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
- Alexander Peacock, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Victoria (d. 1933)
- Millicent Fawcett, English academic and activist (d. 1929)
- William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)
- Carl von Linde, German engineer and academic (d. 1934)
- Johann Bauschinger, German mechanical engineer and physicist (d. 1893)
- Lucy Pickens, American wife of Francis Wilkinson Pickens (d. 1899)
- Edward Braddon, English-Australian politician, 18th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1904)
- Alexander Bain, Scottish philosopher and academic (d. 1903)
- Julia Margaret Cameron, Indian-Sri Lankan photographer (d. 1879)
- James F. Schenck, American admiral (d. 1882)
- José Trinidad Reyes, Honduran philosopher and theorist (d. 1855)
- François-Louis Cailler, Swiss chocolatier (d. 1852)
- John Constable, English painter and academic (d. 1837)
- Joseph Warren, American physician and general (d. 1775)
- Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain (d. 1746)
- Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer (d. 1788)
- Benjamin Ingham, American missionary (d. 1772)
- Joachim Martin Falbe, German painter (d. 1782)
- Carlos Seixas, Portuguese harpsichord player and composer (d. 1742)
- Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1780)
- James Francis Edward Keith, Scottish-Prussian field marshal (d. 1758)
- Giovanni Antonio Giay, Italian composer (d. 1764)
- Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (d. 1749)
- Tokugawa Ienobu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1712)
- Antonio Cifrondi, Italian painter (d. 1730)
- John Moore, English businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of London (d. 1702)
- George Wither, English poet (d. 1667)
- Evert Horn, Swedish soldier (d. 1615)
- Ben Jonson, English poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1637)
- Lodovico Zacconi, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1627)
- Barnabe Googe, English poet and translator (d. 1594)
- Anne Neville, Princess of Wales and Queen of England (d. 1485)
- Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (d. 1456)
- John IV, Duke of Brabant (d. 1427)
Deaths On This Day
- Stella Pevsner, children's author (b. 1921)
- Rudi Altig, German track and road racing cyclist (b. 1937)
- Jim Ed Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
- Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1930)
- Ian McKechnie, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1941)
- Ron Moody, English actor and singer (b. 1924)
- Dusty Rhodes, American wrestler (b. 1945)
- Ruby Dee, American actress (b. 1922)
- Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor and composer (b. 1933)
- Susan B. Horwitz, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic (b. 1955)
- Mipham Chokyi Lodro, Tibetan lama and educator (b. 1952)
- Benjamin Mophatlane, South African businessman (b. 1973)
- Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (b. 1947)
- Miller Barber, American golfer (b. 1931)
- Carl W. Bauer, American lawyer and politician (b. 1933)
- Robert Fogel, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
- James Grimsley, Jr., American general (b. 1921)
- Rory Morrison, English journalist (b. 1964)
- Kristiāns Pelšs, Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1992)
- Vidya Charan Shukla, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1929)
- Ann Rutherford, Canadian-American actress (b. 1917)
- Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer and engineer (b. 1952)
- Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Israeli physicist and engineer (b. 1947)
- Seth Putnam, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1968)
- Ove Andersson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1938)
- Võ Văn Kiệt, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)
- Imre Friedmann, American biologist and academic (b. 1921)
- Mala Powers, American actress (b. 1931)
- Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)
- Bruce Shand, English soldier (b. 1917)
- Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general and politician, 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1922)
- Anne-Marie Alonzo, Canadian playwright, poet, novelist, critic and publisher (b. 1951)
- Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (b. 1946)
- David Brinkley, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
- Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (b. 1968)
- Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer and actress (b. 1923)
- DeForest Kelley, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Catherine Cookson, English author (b. 1906)
- George Hees, Canadian politician (b. 1910)
- Brigitte Helm, German-Swiss actress (b. 1908)
- Rodel Naval, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1953)
- A. Thurairajah, Sri Lankan engineer and academic (b. 1934)
- Ray Sharkey, American actor (b. 1952)
- Cromwell Everson, South African composer (b. 1925)
- Chesley Bonestell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1888)
- Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (b. 1922)
- Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian businessman and politician (b. 1894)
- Alice Dalgliesh, Trinidadian-American author and publisher (b. 1893)
- John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
- Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (b. 1917)
- Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian general and politician, 16th President of Brazil (b. 1883)
- Julius Evola, Italian philosopher and author (b. 1898)
- Frank Laubach, American missionary and mystic (b. 1884)
- Paul B. Coremans, Belgian chemist and academic (b. 1908)
- José Mendes Cabeçadas, Portuguese admiral and politician, 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
- Thích Quảng Đức, Vietnamese monk and martyr (b. 1897)
- Chhabi Biswas, Indian actor and director (b. 1900)
- Pierre Levegh, French race car driver (b. 1905)
- Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, founded the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
- R. J. Mitchell, English engineer, designed the Supermarine Spitfire (b. 1895)
- Robert E. Howard, American author and poet (b. 1906)
- Lev Vygotsky, Belarusian-Russian psychologist and theorist (b. 1896)
- William Attewell, English cricketer (b. 1861)
- Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (b. 1837)
- William F. Halsey, Sr., American captain (b. 1853)
- Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
- Mahmud Shevket Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 279th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1856)
- James Curtis Hepburn, American physician and missionary (b. 1815)
- Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1837)
- Alexander I of Serbia (b. 1876)
- Draga Mašin, Serbian wife of Alexander I of Serbia (b. 1864)
- Henry Ayers, English-Australian politician, 8th Premier of South Australia (b. 1821)
- Matías Ramos Mejía, Argentinian colonel (b. 1810)
- Louis Désiré Maigret, French bishop (b. 1804)
- William, Prince of Orange (b. 1840)
- Klemens von Metternich, German-Austrian politician, 1st State Chancellor of the Austrian Empire (b. 1773)
- Karl Bryullov, Russian painter (b. 1799)
- John Franklin, English admiral and politician (b. 1786)
- Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded the Whitbread Company (b. 1720)
- Felice Torelli, Italian painter (b. 1667)
- George I of Great Britain (b. 1660)
- Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme (b. 1654)
- André Félibien, French historian and author (b. 1619)
- Nikita Pustosvyat, a leader of the Russian Old Believers, beheaded (b. unknown)
- Mary of Guise, queen of James V of Scotland (b. 1515)
- John III of Portugal (b. 1502)
- James III of Scotland (b. 1451)
- John of Sahagun, hermit and saint (b. 1419)
- Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick (b. 1425)
- Bartholomew of San Concordio, Italian Dominican canonist and man of letters (b. 1260)
- Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire
- Bérenger Fredoli, French lawyer and bishop (b. 1250)
- Yolanda of Poland (b. 1235)
- Amadeus IV, count of Savoy (b. 1197)
- Adachi Kagemori, Japanese samurai
- Henry of Flanders, emperor of the Latin Empire (b. c. 1174)
- Henry the Young King of England (b. 1155)
- Rimbert, archbishop of Bremen (b. 830)
- Shi Jingsi, general of the Tang Dynasty
- Junna, emperor of Japan (b. 785)
- Al-Husayn ibn Ali al-Abid, anti-Abbasid rebel leader
- Emilian of Cogolla, Iberic saint (b. 472)
- 323 BC
- Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)