On This Day in History: June 12
June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 202 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Cash4Life multi-state lottery game goes daily in July. Starting July 1, you'll be able to play the multi-state Cash4Life lottery game on a daily basis.
- $1.5 million lottery ticket spent five weeks on the fridge. An Australian man who won a $1.5 million lottery prize said the ticket spent five weeks stuck to his refrigerator door before he discovered he was a winner.
- Mastermind of lottery fraud will explain how he rigged jackpots. Lottery Post's warning to the lottery industry about computerized drawings, issued more than a decade ago, is about to be confirmed as fact by Eddie Tipton, a former Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) security director.
- $447.8 million Powerball jackpot sets off shock, speculation in Menifee. For the owners of a Menifee, California, liquor store, a bad year just got $1 million better.
- Puzzling cliff-hanger remains in case of poisoned lottery winner. With his departure from office this week, a county medical examiner leaves behind a beguiling mystery set in motion more than three years ago with his sensational declaration that a Chicago businessman who had just won a $1 million lottery prize was poisoned by cyanide.
- State lawmaker calls for Illinois Lottery probe in light of audit findings. A state lawmaker is calling for an investigation of the Illinois Lottery after a recent audit revealed it had violated the state finance law.
- One winner in $260 million Powerball jackpot. One person in Tennessee is $259.8 million richer after picking the winning numbers in the Wednesday Powerball lottery drawing.
- Union fails to derail NJ Lottery's privatization effort. The Christie administration is allowed move forward with its plan to have a private firm to take over parts of the New Jersey lottery after a state appellate court denied a request by the state's largest public workers union to block the deal.
- Did Fla. Powerball winner pay for everyone's meal?. Close to 200 people got treated to dinner Sunday at BuddyFreddy's in Plant City, Florida, by someone who appeared to be the 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman who stepped forward last week to claim the largest single jackpot in American lottery history.
- California lottery winner arrested. A Linda, California, man who made headlines earlier this year when his $5 lotto scratch card turned out to be worth $2 million used some of his winnings to post bail on Sunday.
- Arizona Lottery's Millionaire Raffle results. The Arizona Lottery's raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn last night, awarding two $1 million jackpots and more than 700 other cash prizes.
- 8-time B.C. Lottery winner has history of fraud. A Kamloops store clerk who won the lottery eight times over the past five years was convicted of fraud in 2001.
- Fla. man, Va. woman win $44 million lottery prize. A Florida financial-services firm employee and a Henrico County dental-clinic worker came forward Monday to claim a $44 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
- Disabled man wins $37M lottery jackpot. He's 55 years old, single, with no children, lives in a rooming house, and has been on disability since October... and Graham Gelineau just won $37 million in Saturday's whopping Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
- Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $86 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $86 million, with a cash option of $39 million.
- California lottery jackpot reaches $64 million. The jackpot in the California SuperLotto Plus lottery game grew to $64 million Sunday -- currently the second-largest lottery jackpot in the world, and the game's largest jackpot in 5 months.
- Lottery winner thought he'd won $12,000, ticket worth $12 million. On Tuesday, Ken Garbe was told he had won $12,000 in the Lotto Super 7, but later discovered his ticket was actually worth $12 million.
- Ohio lottery winner owes more than taxes on his prize. A big chunk of Kelvin D. Bostelman's first check for winning a top prize -- $7.5 million -- in the Ohio Lottery's Ohio Millionaire instant game will be going to repay child support owed to his four children.
- Record Mass. Lottery sales, despite high fuel prices. People are purchasing Massachusetts Lottery tickets in record numbers, Lottery Communications Director Beth Bresnahan said Thursday, despite rising gas prices.
- Mass. lottery player hits biggest Cash WindFall jackpot. Hector Diaz won $1.46 million playing the Massachusetts Lottery's Cash WindFall game, which is the largest jackpot ever won in that game.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits $100 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $100 million Saturday, reaching that mark for the first time since April 9th.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$293 Million
Jun 14, 2016
- 2.$240 Million
Jun 13, 2012
- 3.€168.1 Million
Jun 13, 2019
- 4.€135 Million
Jun 13, 2014
- 5.€129 Million
Jun 14, 2013
- 6.$153 Million
Jun 15, 2016
- 7.€129 Million
Jun 12, 2015
- 8.$144 Million
Jun 12, 2018
- 9.$121 Million
Jun 13, 2018
- 10.$115 Million
Jun 13, 2003
- 11.€76 Million
Jun 14, 2011
- 12.€94.39 Million
Jun 14, 2016
- 13.€90 Million
Jun 15, 2018
- 14.$101 Million
Jun 13, 2017
- 15.$100 Million
Jun 15, 2004
- 15.$100 Million
Jun 12, 2004
- 15.$100 Million
Jun 12, 2004
- 18.$86 Million
Jun 14, 2006
- 19.€58 Million
Jun 12, 2009
- 20.$75 Million
Jun 14, 2003
- 21.$73.3 Million
Jun 14, 2014
- 22.$70 Million
Jun 12, 2013
- 23.$66 Million
Jun 12, 2019
- 23.$66 Million
Jun 13, 2014
- 25.$64 Million
Jun 14, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Jun 12, 1988
31 years old
Wednesday, Jun 12, 1985
34 years old
Tuesday, Jun 12, 1979
40 years old
Saturday, Jun 12, 1976
43 years old
Tuesday, Jun 12, 1973
46 years old
Friday, Jun 12, 1970
49 years old
Friday, Jun 12, 1970
49 years old
Thursday, Jun 12, 1969
50 years old
Thursday, Jun 12, 1969
50 years old
Monday, Jun 12, 1967
52 years old
Sunday, Jun 12, 1966
53 years old
Saturday, Jun 12, 1965
54 years old
Saturday, Jun 12, 1965
54 years old
Wednesday, Jun 12, 1957
62 years old
Friday, Jun 12, 1953
66 years old
Sunday, Jun 12, 1949
70 years old
Saturday, Jun 12, 1948
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later.
- Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.
- A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide-ranging local and international protests.
- Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
- Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
- Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered outside Simpson's home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O.J. Simpson is later charged with the murders, but is acquitted by a jury.
- An election takes place in Nigeria, presidential seat won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola which is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
- Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.
- 1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.
- Russia Day: The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
- The Central African Republic's former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
- Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
- Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
- India, Judge Jagmohanlal Sinha of the city of Allahabad ruled that India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had used corrupt practices to win her seat in the Indian Parliament, and that she should be banned from holding any public office. Her main opponent for the Raebareli Constituency seat in 1971, Raj Narain had brought a petition to unseat her, charging that she had won the 1971 parliamentary election improperly. Mrs. Gandhi sent word that she refused to resign.
- The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
- Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
- NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith during the civil rights movement.
- Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him at the time the youngest unmartyred saint in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2017 Jacinta and Francisco Marto, aged 10 and 9 at the time of their deaths, are declared saints.
- World War II: Operation Overlord: American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan, Normandy, France.
- The Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). Around 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.
- Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
- World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
- Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
- The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
- A ceasefire is negotiated between Bolivia and Paraguay, ending the Chaco War.
- Massacre of Phocaea: Turkish irregulars slaughter 50 to 100 Greeks and expel thousands of others in an ethnic cleansing operation in the Ottoman Empire.
- New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
- Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.
- American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their position at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
- Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
- Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
- The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.
- Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
- The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
- American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
- French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and 25 of his men killed by Māori in New Zealand
- French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
- Thomas Willett is appointed the first mayor of New York City.
- First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
- The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
- Hundred Years' War: On the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
- Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughter Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac and his suspected sympathizers, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.
- Peasants' Revolt: In England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
- At the instigation of Louis IX of France, an inter-faith debate, known as the Disputation of Paris, starts between a Christian monk and four rabbis.
- Battle of Augsburg: The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army under King Louis the Child, using the famous feigned retreat tactic of the nomadic warriors.
Births On This Day
- Davinson Sánchez, Colombian footballer
- Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian footballer
- Laura Jones, English gymnast
- Avisail García, Venezuelan baseball player
- Jrue Holiday, American basketball player
- Kevin López, Spanish runner
- David Worrall, English footballer
- Emma Eliasson, Swedish ice hockey player
- Ibrahim Jeilan, Ethiopian runner
- Artūrs Bērziņš, Latvian basketball player
- Eren Derdiyok, Swiss footballer
- Mauricio Isla, Chilean footballer
- Dave Melillo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dakota Morton, Canadian actor and radio host
- Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player
- Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer
- Salim Mehajer, Australian politician
- Harry Taylor, Australian footballer
- Blake Ross, American computer programmer, co-created Mozilla Firefox
- Sam Thaiday, Australian rugby league player
- Kendra Wilkinson, American model, actress, and author
- Chris Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- James Kwalia, Kenyan-Qatari runner
- Bruno Soriano, Spanish footballer
- Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
- Alexander Pipa, German rugby player
- Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
- Ben Blackwell, American drummer
- Diem Brown, German-American journalist and activist (d. 2014)
- Jason David, American football player
- James Tomlinson, English cricketer
- Raitis Grafs, Latvian basketball player
- Paul Hasleby, Australian footballer
- Adriana Lima, Brazilian model and actress
- Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby player
- Larry Foote, American football player
- Ifet Taljević, German footballer
- Dallas Clark, American football player
- Martine Dugrenier, Canadian wrestler
- Diego Milito, Argentine footballer
- Robyn, Swedish singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer
- Earl Watson, American basketball player and coach
- Lewis Moody, English rugby player
- Richard Ayoade, British actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter
- Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Antawn Jamison, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Ray Price, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
- Bryan Alvarez, American wrestler and journalist
- Stéphanie Szostak, French-American actress
- Flávio Conceição, Brazilian footballer
- Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
- Jason Mewes, American actor and producer
- Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
- Jason Caffey, American basketball player and coach
- Panagiotis Fyssas, Greek footballer
- Darryl White, Australian footballer
- Mark Henry, American weightlifter and wrestler
- Ryan Klesko, American baseball player
- Jérôme Romain, Caribbean-Dominican triple jumper and coach
- Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (d. 2007)
- Héctor Garza, Mexican wrestler (d. 2013)
- Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
- Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian politician
- Scott Aldred, American baseball player and coach
- Htay Kywe, Burmese activist
- Bobby Sheehan, American bass player and songwriter (d. 1999)
- Aivar Kuusmaa, Estonian basketball player and coach
- Frances O'Connor, English-Australian actress
- Marc Glanville, Australian rugby league player
- Tom Misteli, Swiss cell biologist
- Adrian Toole, Australian rugby league player
- Gwen Torrence, American sprinter
- Cathy Tyson, English actress
- Derek Higgins, Irish race car driver
- Kent Jones, American journalist
- Paula Marshall, American actress
- Peter Such, Scottish-born, English cricketer
- Philippe Bugalski, French race car driver (d. 2012)
- Warwick Capper, Australian footballer, coach, and actor
- Tim DeKay, American actor
- Jerry Lynn, American wrestler
- Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist, professor and cultural critic
- Joe Kopicki, American basketball player and coach
- John Linnell, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Scott Thompson, Canadian actor and comedian
- Meredith Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Timothy Busfield, American actor, director, and producer
- Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
- Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- Tim Razzall, Baron Razzall, English lawyer and politician
- Rocky Burnette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Spencer Abraham, American academic and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy
- Junior Brown, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Pete Farndon, English bass player and songwriter (The Pretenders) (d. 1983)
- Bun E. Carlos, American drummer
- Brad Delp, American musician and singer (Boston - RTZ) (d. 2007)
- Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
- Oğuz Abadan, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Michael Fabricant, English politician
- Sonia Manzano, American actress of Puerto Rican descent, noted for playing Maria on Sesame Street
- Jens Böhrnsen, German judge and politician, President of Germany
- Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player
- John Wetton, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Asia, King Crimson) (d. 2017)
- Hans Binder, Austrian race car driver
- Herbert Meyer, German footballer
- Len Wein, American comic book writer and editor (d. 2017)
- Michel Bergeron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Bobby Gould, English footballer and manager
- Catherine Bréchignac, French physicist and academic
- Pat Jennings, Irish footballer and coach
- Len Barry, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Bert Sakmann, German physiologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Marv Albert, American sportscaster
- Chick Corea, American pianist and composer
- Roy Harper, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Reg Presley, English singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician
- Jacques Brassard, Canadian educator and politician
- Ron Lynch, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Frank McCloskey, American sergeant and politician (d. 2003)
- Jean-Marie Doré, Guinean lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Guinea (d. 2016)
- Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor
- Vladimir Arnold, Russian-French mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
- Klaus Basikow, German footballer and manager (d. 2015)
- Antal Festetics, Hungarian-Austrian biologist and zoologist
- Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter (d. 2016)
- Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)
- Paul Kennedy, English lawyer and judge
- John A. Alonzo, American actor and cinematographer (d. 2001)
- Kevin Billington, English director and producer
- Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (d. 2004)
- Mimi Coertse, South African soprano and producer
- Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (d. 2002)
- Trevanian, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
- Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)
- Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (d. 1979)
- Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
- Innes Ireland, Scottish race car driver and engineer (d. 1993)
- Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (d. 2017)
- Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (d. 1995)
- Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist; victim of the Holocaust (d. 1945)
- Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani linguist and academic
- John McCluskey, Baron McCluskey, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2017)
- Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2018)
- Petros Molyviatis, Greek politician and diplomat, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Richard M. Sherman, American composer and director
- Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese psychiatrist, author, and poet (d. 1975)
- George H. W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States (d. 2018)
- Grete Dollitz, German-American guitarist and radio host (d. 2013)
- Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and author (d. 2013)
- Luis García Berlanga, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Christopher Derrick, English author, critic, and academic (d. 2007)
- James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and illustrator (d. 2005)
- Dave Berg, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2002)
- Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2000)
- Uta Hagen, German-American actress and educator (d. 2004)
- Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
- Georgia Louise Harris Brown, African-American architect (d. 1999)
- Christie Jayaratnam Eliezer, Sri Lankan-Australian mathematician and academic (d. 2001)
- Irwin Allen, American director and producer (d. 1991)
- Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (d. 2015)
- Priscilla Lane, American actress (d. 1995)
- Christopher Mayhew, English soldier and politician (d. 1997)
- David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman (d. 2017)
- William Lundigan, American actor (d. 1975)
- Go Seigen, Chinese-Japanese Go player (d. 2014)
- Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (d. 1996)
- Desmond Piers, Canadian admiral (d. 2005)
- Bill Cowley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1993)
- Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (d. 1961)
- Bill Naughton, Irish-English playwright and author (d. 1992)
- Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian broadcaster (d. 1988)
- Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina and educator (d. 2010)
- Otto Skorzeny, German SS officer (d. 1975)
- Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
- Ray Barbuti, American sprinter and football player (d. 1988)
- Hendrik Elias, Belgian lawyer and politician, Mayor of Ghent (d. 1973)
- Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
- Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1968)
- Anthony Eden, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
- Eugénie Brazier, French chef (d. 1977)
- Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (d. 1982)
- Egon Schiele, Austrian soldier and painter (d. 1918)
- Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1920)
- Fernand Gonder, French pole vaulter (d. 1969)
- Robert Lowie, Austrian-American anthropologist and academic (d. 1957)
- Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (d. 1971)
- Frank Chapman, American ornithologist, photographer, and author (d. 1945)
- William Attewell, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1927)
- Harry Johnston, English botanist and explorer (d. 1927)
- Henry Scott Tuke, English painter and photographer (d. 1929)
- Maurice Perrault, Canadian architect, engineer, and politician, 15th Mayor of Longueuil (d. 1909)
- Oliver Lodge, English physicist and academic (d. 1940)
- David Gill, Scottish-English astronomer and author (d. 1914)
- Watson Fothergill, English architect, designed the Woodborough Road Baptist Church (d. 1928)
- Robert Herbert, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)
- Johanna Spyri, Swiss author, best known for Heidi (d. 1901)
- Charles Kingsley, English priest, historian, and author (d. 1875)
- Edmond Hébert, French geologist and academic (d. 1890)
- Ante Kuzmanić, Croatian physician and journalist (d. 1879)
- John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869)
- Harriet Martineau, English sociologist and author (d. 1876)
- Samuel Wright Mardis, American politician (d. 1836)
- Samuel Cooper, American general (d. 1876)
- John Marston, American sailor (d. 1885)
- Robert Clark, American physician and politician (d. 1837)
- Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
- Patrick Gass, American sergeant (Lewis and Clark Expedition) and author (d. 1870)
- Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, French author, playwright, journalist, and politician (d. 1797)
- Louis Legrand, French priest and theologian (d. 1780)
- Marie-Catherine Homassel Hecquet, French writer (d. 1764)
- Maria Amalia of Courland, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1711)
- Adriaen van Stalbemt, Flemish painter (d. 1662)
- Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
- Robert Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Sussex, soldier (d. 1629)
- John Casimir, Duke of Saxe-Coburg (d. 1633)
- Anna of Württemberg, German princess (d. 1616)
- Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1574)
- Constance, Duchess of Brittany (d. 1201)
- Gao Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1187)
- Reizei, Japanese emperor (d. 1011)
Deaths On This Day
- Omar Mateen, American mass murderer (b. 1986)
- George Voinovich, American politician (b. 1936)
- Janet Waldo, American actress and voice artist (b. 1920)
- Fernando Brant, Brazilian journalist, poet, and composer (b. 1946)
- Frederick Pei Li, Chinese-American physician and academic (b. 1940)
- Patrick Lennox Tierney, American historian and academic (b. 1914)
- Nabil Hemani, Algerian footballer (b. 1979)
- Dan Jacobson, South African-English author and critic (b. 1929)
- Frank Schirrmacher, German journalist (b. 1959)
- Teresita Barajuen, Spanish nun (b. 1908)
- Jason Leffler, American race car driver (b. 1975)
- Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1925)
- Hector Bianciotti, Argentinian-French journalist and author (b. 1930)
- Henry Hill, American mobster (b. 1943)
- Margarete Mitscherlich-Nielsen, Danish-German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1917)
- Medin Zhega, Albanian footballer and manager (b. 1946)
- Elinor Ostrom, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)
- Pahiño, Spanish footballer (b. 1923)
- Frank Walker, Australian judge and politician, 41st Attorney General of New South Wales (b. 1942)
- René Audet, Canadian bishop (b. 1920)
- Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
- Al Williamson, American illustrator (b. 1931)
- Miroslav Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1951)
- Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1932)
- Nicky Barr, Australian rugby player and fighter pilot (b. 1915)
- György Ligeti, Romanian-Hungarian composer and educator (b. 1923)
- Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
- Scott Young, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1918)
- Gregory Peck, American actor and political activist (b. 1916)
- Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Limited (b. 1922)
- Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
- Sandro Rosa do Nascimento, Brazilian criminal (b. 1978)
- J. F. Powers, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1917)
- Leo Buscaglia, American author and educator (b. 1924)
- Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
- Bulat Okudzhava, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)
- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (b. 1920)
- Pierre Russell, American basketball player (b. 1949)
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-French rabbi and author (b. 1902)
- Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, English captain and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1914)
- Bruce Hamilton, Australian public servant (b. 1911)
- Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
- Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1953)
- Karl von Frisch, Austrian-German ethologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
- Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded the Butlins Company (b. 1899)
- Masayoshi Ōhira, Japanese politician, 68th Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
- Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
- Guo Moruo, Chinese historian, author, and poet (b. 1892)
- Georg Siimenson, Estonian footballer (b. 1912)
- Gopinath Kaviraj, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1887)
- Latife Uşşaki, Turkish jurist, 1st First Lady of Turkey (b. 1898)
- Edmund Wilson, American critic, essayist, and editor (b. 1895)
- Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar, Indian writer and documentary filmmaker (b. 1909)
- Aleksandr Deyneka, Ukrainian-Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1899)
- Herbert Read, English poet and critic (b. 1893)
- Hermann Scherchen, German viola player and conductor (b. 1891)
- Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (b. 1925)
- John Ireland, English composer and educator (b. 1879)
- Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The Dorsey Brothers and The California Ramblers) (b. 1904)
- Harry Lawson, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Victoria (b. 1875)
- Médéric Martin, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1869)
- Erich Marcks, German general (b. 1891)
- Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Russian general (b. 1893)
- Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
- Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (b. 1853)
- Frédéric Passy, French economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1822)
- Camille of Renesse-Breidbach (b. 1836)
- Lucretia Peabody Hale, American journalist and author (b. 1820)
- Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Greek composer, archaeologist, and philologist (b. 1786)
- Egwale Seyon, Ethiopian emperor
- Pierre Augereau, French general (b. 1757)
- Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (b. 1716)
- Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
- Prince Augustus William of Prussia (b. 1722)
- James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French-English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1670)
- Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1634)
- Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge, English politician (b. 1599)
- Thomas Farnaby, English scholar and educator (b. 1575)
- Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, English politician, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
- Adrianus Turnebus, French philologist and scholar (b. 1512)
- Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
- Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1519)
- Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Spanish conquistador (b. 1465)
- Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua (b. 1412)
- John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1408)
- Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac (b. 1360)
- John I of Brienne, Count of Eu
- Henry II, Prince of Anhalt-Aschersleben (b. 1215)
- Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1114)
- Al-Zamakhshari, Persian theologian (b. 1075)
- Tedald, Italian bishop (b. 990)
- Lyfing, English archbishop (b. 999)
- Æthelflæd, Mercian daughter of Alfred the Great (b. 870)
- Pope Leo III (b. 750)
- Hisham I, Muslim emir (b. 757)