On This Day in History: June 16
June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 198 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Man who beat cancer wins $100,000 second-chance lottery prize. Second-chances and luck are all-too familiar to one of North Carolina's most recent lottery winners, a cancer survivor who hails from Scotland Neck.
- Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot. A slot machine told her she hit a massive jackpot, but the casino claimed it was a machine error and offered her a meal on the house. Now, she's taking this to court.
- Convicted computerized drawing fraudster argues Iowa court appeal. The attorney for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in several states argued Thursday that his client's conviction last year on fraud charges should be thrown out.
- $310 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 19 months. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its months-long climb Tuesday night, and has finally breached the $300-million mark.
- Arizona $188.9M Powerball winner claims prize. Arizona Lottery officials say the winner of the $188.9 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize from the June 3 drawing.
- UK Lotto game to change in October. Lotto players in the United Kingdom will have to select their winning numbers from a pool of 59 rather than 49 under sweeping changes to the game taking effect later this year.
- Wyoming Lottery to release salaries. The Wyoming Lottery board voted 8-1 at a special meeting Monday to release salary information for board members and employees.
- Massive Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won. The Ohio Classic Lotto ended a non-winning streak of more than 2-1/2 years this weekend, with one winning ticket sold for a $73.3 million jackpot.
- U.S. lawmaker hits the lottery. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone claimed nearly $25,000 in lottery winnings in 2010, according to the latest yearly disclosure forms filed with the House of Representatives.
- Ohio lottery winner to help charities, friends. An Ohio man won $5 million in the Ohio Lottery Tuesday, but even though he's dependent on kidney dialysis, he says he plans on helping friends and charities with financial gifts.
- Lottery winner's prize day includes drug arrest. Monday was a good news-bad news day for Mark Chambers.
- Maryland Lottery and Baltimore Ravens team for another scratch game. The Maryland Lottery and Baltimore Ravens have renewed their partnership and will release a new Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off on August 9th.
- Kalamazoo mart customer holds $36M lottery ticket. A regular lottery customer of a gas station market in Kalamazoo, Mich., holds the winning Mega Millions ticket for a $36 million jackpot, the store owner said Monday.
- Store owner jailed one year for stealing $5.7M lottery ticket. A former convenience store owner who cheated a customer out of a $5.7 million lottery ticket has been sentenced to a year in jail.
- The smell of money: Scented lottery tickets unveiled in Colorado. The Colorado Lottery unveiled its first scented scratch game today, the latest in a marketing strategy for gaming more reliant on gimmicks than payouts.
- Lottery win opens doors for N.Y. doorman. A beloved Park Avenue doorman who won $5 million in the state lottery wants to move on up -- and into the elegant, pre-war building where he works.
- Glitch Delays Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Drawing. A mechanical glitch forced New Jersey Lottery officials to manually draw the winning numbers for the Jersey Cash 5 game on Friday night.
- Mega Millions jackpot soars to $121 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $121 million Wednesday, the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in four months.
- Keeping the career despite millions? Well, at least do it right. Now that you won Friday's $121 million Mega Millions jackpot or today's $120 million Lotto Texas jackpot - hypothetically, of course - it's time to put your millions where your mouth is.
- Massachusetts Lottery relocates office. The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission has settled into a new home on Fort Street, relocating the Western Massachusetts office to downtown after 20 years in West Springfield.
- Virginia kidney donor wins lottery. Nearly three years after Michelle "Mitzi" Nichols became the first person in Hampton Roads to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Beach resident has won $500,000 from the Virginia Lottery.
- Texas Lotto sales at all-time high. Dreams of becoming an instant millionaire are driving Texans to their local convenience store this week in hopes of winning tonight's Texas Lottery drawing of $120 million, the largest jackpot to date.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$310 Million
Jun 17, 2016
- 2.€171.21 Million
Jun 18, 2019
- 3.€143 Million
Jun 18, 2013
- 4.$175 Million
Jun 19, 2018
- 5.$169 Million
Jun 18, 2016
- 6.$140 Million
Jun 17, 2003
- 7.$137 Million
Jun 16, 2018
- 8.€91 Million
Jun 17, 2011
- 9.$121 Million
Jun 18, 2004
- 10.$120 Million
Jun 16, 2004
- 10.$120 Million
Jun 16, 2004
- 12.$113 Million
Jun 16, 2017
- 13.€95.34 Million
Jun 16, 2016
- 14.$105 Million
Jun 19, 2013
- 15.€90 Million
Jun 22, 2018
- 16.$100 Million
Jun 17, 2006
- 17.$92 Million
Jun 19, 2019
- 18.$82 Million
Jun 18, 2003
- 19.$72 Million
Jun 17, 2009
- 20.$70 Million
Jun 17, 2015
- 20.$70 Million
Jun 17, 2006
- 22.€43 Million
Jun 20, 2008
- 23.$67 Million
Jun 16, 1999
- 24.$66 Million
Jun 16, 2007
- 25.€58.67 Million
Jun 17, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Jun 16, 1993
28 years old
Monday, Jun 16, 1986
35 years old
Friday, Jun 16, 1978
43 years old
Monday, Jun 16, 1975
46 years old
Sunday, Jun 16, 1974
47 years old
Monday, Jun 16, 1969
52 years old
Monday, Jun 16, 1969
52 years old
Thursday, Jun 16, 1966
55 years old
Friday, Jun 16, 1961
60 years old
Wednesday, Jun 16, 1954
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Upwards of 2,000,000 people participate in the 2019-20 Hong Kong protests, the largest in Hong Kong's history.
- Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disney Park in Mainland China, opens to the public.
- A multi-day cloudburst, centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand, causes devastating floods and landslides, becoming the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.
- China successfully launches its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.
- The United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after a classified 469-day orbital mission.
- Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.
- The Secretary-General of the UN reports that Israel has complied with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425, 22 years after its issuance, and completely withdrew from Lebanon. The Resolution does not encompass the Shebaa farms, which is claimed by Israel, Syria and Lebanon.
- Fifty people are killed in the Daïat Labguer (M'sila) massacre in Algeria.
- Revolutions of 1989: Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian prime minister, is reburied in Budapest following the collapse of Communism in Hungary.
- US President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.
- Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL), by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
- Soweto uprising: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa, turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
- The largest single-site hydroelectric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls Generating Station.
- Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 mission: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
- In an attempt to resolve the Buddhist crisis in South Vietnam, a Joint Communique was signed between President Ngo Dinh Diem and Buddhist leaders.
- While on tour with the Kirov Ballet in Paris, Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
- Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.
- In a futile effort to topple Argentine President Juan Perón, rogue aircraft pilots of the Argentine Navy drop several bombs upon an unarmed crowd demonstrating in favor of Perón in Buenos Aires, killing 364 and injuring at least 800. At the same time on the ground, some soldiers attempt to stage a coup but are suppressed by loyal forces.
- Members of the Malayan Communist Party kill three British plantation managers in Sungai Siput; in response, British Malaya declares a state of emergency.
- In a gross miscarriage of justice, George Junius Stinney Jr., age 14, becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century after being convicted in a two-hour trial for the rape and murder of two teenage white girls.
- World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).
- A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
- The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed in the United States, allowing businesses to avoid antitrust prosecution if they establish voluntary wage, price, and working condition regulations on an industry-wide basis.
- Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
- The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
- General election in the Irish Free State: The pro-Treaty Sinn Féin party wins a large majority.
- IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.
- Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolay Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
- Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".
- The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
- Roald Amundsen leaves Oslo, Norway, to commence the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage.
- A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
- The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson's "Switchback Railway", opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park.
- The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England, kills 183 children.
- The Universities Tests Act 1871 allows students to enter the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
- Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
- The Papal conclave of 1846 elects Pope Pius IX, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy.
- The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
- A major earthquake strikes the Kutch district of western India, killing over 1,543 people and raising a 6 m high, 6 km wide, ridge, extending for at least 80 km, that was known as the Allah Bund ("Dam of God").
- Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.
- Survivors of an attack the previous day by Tla-o-qui-aht on board the Pacific Fur Company's ship Tonquin, intentionally detonate a powder magazine on the ship, destroying it and killing about 100 attackers.
- French Revolutionary Wars: In what became known as Cornwallis's Retreat, a British Royal Navy squadron led by Vice Admiral William Cornwallis strongly resists a much larger French Navy force and withdraws largely intact, setting up the French Navy defeat at the Battle of Groix six days later.
- Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
- French and Indian War: The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
- War of the Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
- War of the Austrian Succession: New England colonial troops under the command of William Pepperrell capture the Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, New France (Old Style date).
- Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
- Battle of Stoke Field: King Henry VII of England defeats the leaders of a Yorkist rebellion in the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.
- Ming-Hồ War: Retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies.
- Yazdegerd III ascends the throne as king (shah) of the Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sasanian dynasty (modern Iran).
- Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal, Roman forces suffer several attacks from the Persians.
Births On This Day
- Anna Cathcart, Canadian actress
- Sam Walker, English-Australian rugby league player
- Bianca Andreescu, Canadian tennis player
- Euan Aitken, Australian rugby league player
- Joseph Schooling, Singaporean swimmer
- Akira Ioane, New Zealand rugby Union player
- Grete-Lilijane Küppas, Estonian footballer
- Rezar, Albanian professional wrestler
- Park Bo-gum, South Korean actor
- Gnash, American singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and record producer
- Vladimir Morozov, Russian swimmer
- Joe McElderry, English singer-songwriter
- Siya Kolisi, South African rugby player
- Matt Moylan, Australian rugby league player
- John Newman, English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer
- Odion Ighalo, Nigerian footballer
- Keshia Chanté, Canadian singer
- Jermaine Gresham, American football player
- Diana DeGarmo, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer
- Christian Tshimanga Kabeya, Belgian footballer
- Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
- Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
- Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
- Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
- Dan Ryckert, American writer and entertainer
- Steven Whittaker, Scottish footballer
- Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
- May Andersen, Danish model and actress
- Missy Peregrym, Canadian model and actress
- Benjamin Becker, German tennis player
- Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player
- Alexandre Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ola Kvernberg, Norwegian violinist
- Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
- Brandon Armstrong, American basketball player
- Phil Christophers, German-English rugby player
- Henry Perenara, New Zealand rugby league player and referee
- Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer
- Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
- Daniel Brühl, Spanish-German actor
- Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player
- Fish Leong, Malaysian singer
- Craig Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Duncan Hames, English accountant and politician
- Kerry Wood, American baseball player
- Anthony Carter, American basketball player and coach
- Glenicia James, Saint Lucian cricketer
- Joseph May, British-born Canadian-American actor
- Eddie Cibrian, American actor
- Kiko Loureiro, Brazilian guitarist
- John Cho, American actor
- Tupac Shakur, American rapper and producer (d. 1996)
- Younus AlGohar, Pakistani poet and academic, co-founded Messiah Foundation International
- Clifton Collins Jr., American actor
- Cobi Jones, American soccer player and manager
- Phil Mickelson, American golfer
- Shami Chakrabarti, English lawyer and academic
- Mark Crossley, English-Welsh footballer and manager
- Adam Schmitt, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
- Charalambos Andreou, Cypriot footballer
- Jürgen Klopp, German footballer and manager
- Mark Occhilupo, Australian surfer
- Olivier Roumat, French rugby player
- Phil Vischer, American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-created VeggieTales
- Jan Železný, Czech javelin thrower and coach
- Michael Richard Lynch, Irish computer scientist and entrepreneur; co-founded HP Autonomy
- Richard Madaleno, American politician
- Danny Burstein, American actor and singer
- The Sandman, American wrestler
- Wally Joyner, American baseball player and coach
- Arnold Vosloo, South African-American actor
- Anthony Wong, Hong Kong singer
- Can Dündar, Turkish journalist and author
- Robbie Kerr, Australian cricketer
- Steve Larmer, Canadian ice hockey player
- Margus Metstak, Estonian basketball player and coach
- Peter Sterling, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- The Ultimate Warrior, American wrestler (d. 2014)
- Darrell Griffith, American basketball player
- Ulrike Tauber, German swimmer
- Warren Rodwell, Australian soldier, educator and musician
- Ian Buchanan, Scottish-American actor
- Leeona Dorrian, Lady Dorrian, Scottish lawyer and judge
- Grete Faremo, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Defence
- Laurie Metcalf, American actress
- Artemy Troitsky, Russian journalist and critic
- Matthew Saad Muhammad, American boxer and trainer (d. 2014)
- Garry Roberts, Irish guitarist
- Valerie Mahaffey, American actress
- Ian Mosley, English drummer
- George Papandreou, Greek sociologist and politician, 182nd Prime Minister of Greece
- Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Charlie Dominici, American singer and guitarist
- Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer
- Mithun Chakraborty, Indian actor and politician
- Michel Clair, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Jerry Petrowski, American politician and farmer
- Caju, Brazilian footballer
- Ralph Mann, American hurdler and author
- Ron LeFlore, American baseball player and manager
- Tom Malone, American trombonist, composer, and producer
- Buddy Roberts, American wrestler (d. 2012)
- Al Cowlings, American ex-NFL player and close friend of O. J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson
- Tom Wyner, English-American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Rick Adelman, American basketball player and coach
- John Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever, English businessman and politician
- Karen Dunnell, English statistician and academic
- Tom Harrell, American trumpet player and composer
- Neil MacGregor, Scottish historian and curator
- Iain Matthews, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jodi Rell, American politician, 87th Governor of Connecticut
- Mark Ritts, American actor, puppeteer, and producer (d. 2009)
- Derek Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Simon Williams, English actor and playwright
- Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Lucienne Robillard, Canadian social worker and politician, 59th Secretary of State for Canada
- Henri Richelet, French painter and etcher
- Giacomo Agostini, Italian motorcycle racer and manager
- Eddie Levert, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
- Rosalind Baker, Australian author
- Lamont Dozier, American songwriter and producer
- Tommy Horton, English golfer (d. 2017)
- Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist (d. 2011)
- Māris Čaklais, Latvian poet, writer, and journalist (d. 2003)
- Neil Goldschmidt, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Governor of Oregon
- Billy "Crash" Craddock, American singer-songwriter
- Thomas Boyd-Carpenter, English general
- Torgny Lindgren, Swedish author and poet (d. 2017)
- Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist, short story writer, critic, and poet
- Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bulgarian politician, 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
- Erich Segal, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Jim Dine, American painter and illustrator
- Eileen Atkins, English actress and screenwriter
- Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)
- Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer and producer (d. 2016)
- Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d. 2020)
- Tom Graveney, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- Ya'akov Hodorov, Israeli footballer (d. 2006)
- Herbert Lichtenfeld, German author and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Ariano Suassuna, Brazilian author and playwright (d. 2014)
- Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan general and politician, 26th President of Guatemala (d. 2018)
- Jean d'Ormesson, French journalist and author (d. 2017)
- Otto Muehl, Austrian-Portuguese painter and director (d. 2013)
- Faith Domergue, American actress (d. 1999)
- Ron Flockhart, Scottish race car driver (d. 1962)
- Ilmar Kullam, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
- Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (d. 2002)
- Raymond Lemieux, Canadian chemist and academic (d. 2002)
- José López Portillo, Mexican lawyer and politician, 31st President of Mexico (d. 2004)
- Hemanta Mukherjee, Indian singer and music director (d. 1989)
- Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (d. 1999)
- Katharine Graham, American publisher (d. 2001)
- Aurelio Lampredi, Italian automobile and aircraft engine designer (d. 1989)
- Irving Penn, American photographer (d. 2009)
- John Tukey, American mathematician and academic (d. 2000)
- Marga Faulstich, German glass chemist (d. 1998)
- Eleanor Sokoloff, American pianist and teacher (d. 2020)
- Albert Chartier, Canadian illustrator (d. 2004)
- Enoch Powell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1998)
- Juan Velasco Alvarado, Peruvian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (d. 1977)
- Archie Carr, American ecologist and zoologist (d. 1987)
- Jack Albertson, American actor (d. 1981)
- Alan Fairfax, Australian cricketer (d. 1955)
- Barbara McClintock, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
- George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist and author (d. 1984)
- Helen Traubel, American operatic soprano (d. 1972)
- Georg Wittig, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
- Murray Leinster, American author and screenwriter (d. 1976)
- Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965)
- Alexander Friedmann, Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1925)
- Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)
- Erich Jacoby, Estonian-Polish architect (d. 1941)
- Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iranian educator and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)
- Otto Eisenschiml, Austrian-American chemist and author (d. 1963)
- Arthur Meighen, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1960)
- Germanos Karavangelis, Greek-Austrian metropolitan (d. 1935)
- Francisco León de la Barra, Mexican politician and diplomat (d. 1939)
- Gustaf V of Sweden (d. 1950)
- Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Austrian-Hungarian general (d. 1935)
- Max Delbrück, German chemist and academic (d. 1919)
- Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer and author (d. 1913)
- Frederic Archer, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1901)
- Cushman Kellogg Davis, American lieutenant and politician, 7th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1900)
- Ernst Laas, German philosopher and academic (d. 1885)
- Wesley Merritt, American general and politician, Military Governor of the Philippines (d. 1910)
- Geronimo, American tribal leader (d. 1909)
- Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)
- Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer and architect (d. 1908)
- Athanase Josué Coquerel, Dutch-French preacher and theologian (d. 1875)
- Otto Jahn, German archaeologist and philologist (d. 1869)
- Edward Davy, English physician and chemist (d. 1885)
- Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
- John Linnell, English painter and engraver (d. 1882)
- Salawat Yulayev, Russian poet (d. 1800)
- Mary Katherine Goddard, American publisher (d. 1816)
- Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist (d. 1790)
- Meshech Weare, American farmer, lawyer, and politician, 1st Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)
- James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon, English nobleman (d. 1699)
- Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland (d. 1670)
- Jean de Thévenot, French linguist and botanist (d. 1667)
- Samuel Chappuzeau, French scholar (d. 1701)
- John Cleveland, English poet and educator (d. 1658)
- Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier and politician (d. 1675)
- Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Greek-Italian physician, mathematician, and theorist (d. 1655)
- Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (d. 1654)
- Yang Jisheng, Ming dynasty official and Confucian martyr (d. 1555)
- John Cheke, English academic and politician, English Secretary of State (d. 1557)
- Joanna of Aragon, Queen of Naples (d. 1517)
- Isabella de Coucy, English daughter of Edward III of England (d. 1379)
- Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
Deaths On This Day
- Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. (b. 1935), Filipino businessman and politician
- Helmut Kohl, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1930)
- Jo Cox, English political activist and MP (b. 1974)
- Charles Correa, Indian architect and urban planner (b. 1930)
- Jean Vautrin, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1933)
- Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1960)
- Cándido Muatetema Rivas (b. 1960), Equatoguinean politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea
- Sam Farber, American businessman, co-founded OXO (b. 1924)
- Hans Hass, Austrian biologist and diver (b. 1919)
- Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic (b. 1950)
- Norman Ian MacKenzie, English journalist and author (b. 1921)
- Ottmar Walter, German footballer (b. 1924)
- Nils Karlsson, Swedish skier (b. 1917)
- Jorge Lankenau, Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1944)
- Sławomir Petelicki, Polish general (b. 1946)
- Susan Tyrrell, American actress (b. 1945)
- Östen Mäkitalo, Swedish engineer and academic (b. 1938)
- Marc Bazin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (b. 1932)
- Maureen Forrester, Canadian singer and academic (b. 1930)
- Ronald Neame, English director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
- Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian soldier and author (b. 1921)
- Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican-American author and critic (b. 1906)
- Thanom Kittikachorn, Thai field marshal and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1911)
- Jacques Miquelon, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1911)
- Pierre Bourgault, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1934)
- Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher and author (b. 1916)
- Screaming Lord Sutch, English singer and activist (b. 1940)
- Fred Wacker, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)
- Dal Stivens, Australian soldier and author (b. 1911)
- Mel Allen, American sportscaster and game show host (b. 1913)
- Kristen Pfaff, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1967)
- Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1913)
- Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican-American actor and playwright (b. 1946)
- Marguerite de Angeli, American author and illustrator (b. 1889)
- Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (b. 1902)
- Lew Andreas, American football player and coach (b. 1895)
- Erni Krusten, Estonian author and poet (b. 1900)
- James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1956)
- Thomas Playford IV, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1896)
- Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, Ghanaian general and politician, 6th Head of state of Ghana (b. 1931)
- Nicholas Ray, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
- Wernher von Braun, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1912)
- Amalie Sara Colquhoun, Australian landscape and portrait painter (b. 1894)
- John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (b. 1889)
- Sydney Chapman, English mathematician and geophysicist (b. 1888)
- Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)
- Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, English field marshal and politician, 17th Governor General of Canada (b. 1891)
- Reginald Denny, English actor (b. 1891)
- Marcel Junod, Swiss physician and anesthesiologist (b. 1904)
- George Reeves, American actor and director (b. 1914)
- Pál Maléter, Hungarian general and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1917)
- Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)
- Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter (b. 1864)
- Margaret Bondfield, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (b. 1873)
- Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist and academic (b. 1861)
- Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (b 1889)
- Aris Velouchiotis, Greek general (b. 1905)
- Marc Bloch, French historian and academic (b. 1886)
- DuBose Heyward, American author (b. 1885)
- Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1905)
- Ezra Fitch, American lawyer and businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1866)
- Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor, co-invented the gyrocompass (b. 1860)
- Bramwell Booth, English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)
- Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (b. 1871)
- Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)
- Bazil Assan, Romanian engineer and explorer (b. 1860)
- Ernst Schröder, German mathematician and academic (b. 1841)
- Alexander Stuart, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1824)
- Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter and academic (b. 1818)
- Josiah Mason, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1795)
- Crawford Long, American surgeon and pharmacist (b. 1815)
- Kikuchi Yōsai, Japanese painter (b. 1781)
- Norman MacLeod, Scottish minister and author (b. 1812)
- Charles Sturt, Indian-English botanist and explorer (b. 1795)
- Hidenoyama Raigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 9th Yokozuna (b. 1808)
- John Snow, English epidemiologist and physician (b. 1813)
- William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (b. 1774)
- Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian and scholar (b. 1780)
- Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, French lawyer and politician (b. 1739)
- Johann Adam Hiller, German composer and conductor (b. 1728)
- Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet, English lawyer and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1712)
- Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and playwright (b. 1709)
- Anne Russell, Countess of Jersey (formerly Duchess of Bedford) (b. c.1705)
- Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1692)
- Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, eldest daughter of King Louis XIV of France (b. 1673)
- John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (b. 1650)
- Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1st Baronet, English poet and diplomat, English Ambassador to Spain (b. 1608)
- Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, German Protestant military leader (b. 1599)
- Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)
- Konrad von Thüngen, German nobleman (b. c. 1466)
- John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln (b. c. 1463)
- Jean Le Fèvre de Saint-Remy, Burgundian historian and author (b. 1395)
- Johannes Ambundii, archbishop of Riga
- Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)
- Johannes Tauler, German mystic theologian
- Adam de Brome, founder of Oriel College, Oxford
- Hugh de Balsham, English bishop
- Richeza of Poland, queen of León (b. c. 1140)
- Hugh the Great, Frankish nobleman (b. 898)
- Li Cunshen, general of Later Tang (b. 862)
- Rorgon I, Frankish nobleman (or 839)