On This Day in History: June 17
June 17 is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 197 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Illinois Lottery winners again might not get paid. Illinois Lottery winners might — again — face the prospects of not being paid their jackpots in a timely manner if no spending deal is struck by Illinois lawmakers by the end of the month.
- Bill would send NC lottery winner info to food stamp office. Legislation directing the North Carolina lottery to disclose winners of substantial cash prizes to state social services officials as an anti-fraud initiative for food stamps received initial House approval Wednesday.
- New mobile app finds nearest lottery retailers. For the first time lottery players have a simple way to find a store to buy lottery tickets no matter where they are.
- NJ Pick 6 lottery drought ends as $20.1M jackpot won. After 52 drawings and more than six months without any ticket matching all the winning numbers in the twice-weekly game, someone got lucky Monday night in Lacey, New Jersey.
- Man wins lottery, loses in court. A lottery winner who claims he was deceived when his lawyer teamed up with a finance company and persuaded him to take a lump sum for his annualized jackpot narrowly lost a split decision at the state Supreme Court Monday in a case that turned on how long victims have to sue.
- Jamaican lottery scam investigation leads to Mississippi. A Jamaican national was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, Monday for his role in an alleged Jamaican lottery scam.
- Postal worker helps bust lottery scam. A perceptive postal employee helped bring a lottery scam suspect to justice right here in the United States.
- Washington man to fight state lottery; says new scratch card 'misleading'. A Kennewick, Washington, man plans to fight the Washington State Lottery in court over a scratch card payoff that didn't pan out.
- 20 N.Y. Costco workers share $202M Powerball lottery jackpot. Twenty Costco employees receive oversized checks in the amount of $201.9 million during an awards ceremony at the Costco store in Melville, N.Y.
- Unclaimed UK Lottery Prizes Soar to £100m Record. Unclaimed UK National Lottery prize money rose to a record £100 million (US$182 million) last year, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport confirmed today.
- N.C. lottery still in limbo as budget talks continue. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley kicked off budget negotiations with House and Senate leaders by pushing for an aggressively advertised lottery that he would clearly control.
- Texas Pick 3 lottery game experiences sales glitch. The Texas Lottery Commission suspended sales of tickets for its Pick 3 game Thursday night after the lottery operator said there was a computer code problem associated with the game.
- Democrats trying to ruin Calif. Mega Millions lottery participation. Democrat lawmakers in California will convene an emergency hearing on what their attorneys call Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's illegal linking of California with the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.
- Idaho Lottery insists that Powerball winner reveal identity. The 33-year-old Idaho man who won a $220.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot Memorial Day weekend came out of hiding Thursday after the Idaho Lottery refused his request for anonymity.
- $220M lottery winner wants to be billionaire. A man who won a $220.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot - the second-largest single-ticket Powerball winning - plans to invest the money and become a billionaire.
- Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $47 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $47 million, with a cash option of $24.3 million.
- Single winner takes $8 million Illinois Lotto jackpot. A single player has won the $8 million grand prize from the latest drawing of the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto game.
- $145 Million: Texas Lotto Jackpot Rolls On. A ticket-buying frenzy will ensue in Texas, where the Lotto jackpot rolled last night to a record $145 million.
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.$151 Million
Jun 20, 2018
- 7.$145 Million
Jun 19, 2004
- 7.$145 Million
Jun 19, 2004
- 9.$140 Million
Jun 17, 2003
- 10.€91 Million
Jun 17, 2011
- 11.$123 Million
Jun 20, 2017
- 12.$121 Million
Jun 18, 2004
- 13.€96.42 Million
Jun 18, 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.$78 Million
Jun 19, 2010
- 20.$77 Million
Jun 19, 1999
- 21.$76 Million
Jun 20, 2007
- 22.$72 Million
Jun 17, 2009
- 23.$70 Million
Jun 17, 2015
- 23.$70 Million
Jun 17, 2006
- 25.€43 Million
Jun 20, 2008
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jun 17, 1996
23 years old
Sunday, Jun 17, 1984
35 years old
Thursday, Jun 17, 1982
37 years old
Saturday, Jun 17, 1972
47 years old
Thursday, Jun 17, 1971
48 years old
Thursday, Jun 17, 1971
48 years old
Monday, Jun 17, 1968
51 years old
Saturday, Jun 17, 1967
52 years old
Friday, Jun 17, 1966
53 years old
Monday, Jun 17, 1963
56 years old
Saturday, Jun 17, 1961
58 years old
Friday, Jun 17, 1960
59 years old
Friday, Jun 17, 1960
59 years old
Friday, Jun 17, 1960
59 years old
Monday, Jun 17, 1957
62 years old
Saturday, Jun 17, 1950
69 years old
Saturday, Jun 17, 1950
69 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- A series of wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 64 people and injure 204 others.
- Nine people are killed in a mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O. J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
- A "joint understanding" agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).
- Apartheid: The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act which required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.
- With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.
- Space Shuttle program: STS-51-G mission: Space Shuttle Discovery launches carrying Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a payload specialist.
- Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.
- Nuclear weapons testing: The People's Republic of China announces a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon.
- The United States Supreme Court rules 8-1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against requiring the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.
- A day after South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm announced the Joint Communiqué to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.
- The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 million acres (28,000 km) of land undervalued at four cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
- The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, in the process of being built to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver (Canada), collapses into the Burrard Inlet killing many of the ironworkers and injuring others.
- Cold War: East Germany Workers Uprising: In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
- A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.
- Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.
- World War II: RMS Lancastria is attacked and sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. At least 3,000 are killed in Britain's worst maritime disaster.
- World War II: The British Army's 11th Hussars assault and take Fort Capuzzo in Libya, Africa from Italian forces.
- The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
- Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison.
- Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
- Bonus Army: Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
- U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.
- The town of Murchison, New Zealand Is rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killing 17. At the time it was New Zealand's worst natural disaster.
- Portuguese naval aviators Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral complete the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic.
- Aurel Vlaicu pilots an A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.
- The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
- Boxer Rebellion: Western Allied and Japanese forces capture the Taku Forts in Tianjin, China.
- The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
- The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
- American Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon: The Nez Perce defeat the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
- American Indian Wars: Battle of the Rosebud: One thousand five hundred Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory.
- American Civil War: Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign.
- American Civil War: Battle of Vienna, Virginia.
- The Wairau Affray, the first serious clash of arms between Māori and British settlers in the New Zealand Wars, takes place.
- In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace are established as a result.
- The burghers of Swellendam expel the Dutch East India Company magistrate and declare a republic.
- Foundation of Anglo-Corsican Kingdom.
- In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.
- American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
- Cúcuta, Colombia, is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.
- Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
- French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet reach the Mississippi River and become the first Europeans to make a detailed account of its course.
- Battle of Montes Claros: Portugal definitively secured independence from Spain in the last battle of the Portuguese Restoration War.
- Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
- The Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz discovers the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen.
- Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
- Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shōgun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
- Battle of Deptford Bridge: Forces under King Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.
- Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack at Târgovişte), forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
- The Kalmar Union is formed under the rule of Margaret I of Denmark.
- Following the Disputation of Paris, twenty-four carriage loads of Jewish religious manuscripts were burnt in Paris.
- Pope Martin I is arrested in the Lateran Palace before being taken to Constantinople and tried for high treason.
Births On This Day
- Amari Cooper, American football player
- Ryan Allsop, English footballer
- Daniel Tupou, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
- Jordan Henderson, English footballer
- Josh Mansour, Australian rugby league player
- Georgios Tofas, Cypriot footballer
- Simone Battle, American singer and actress (d. 2014)
- Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
- Shaun MacDonald, Welsh footballer
- Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer
- Kendrick Lamar, American rapper
- Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer and actress
- Apoula Edel, Armenian footballer
- Helen Glover, English rower
- Özge Akın, Turkish sprinter
- Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player
- Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer
- Michael Mathieu, Bahamian sprinter
- Si Tianfeng, Chinese race walker
- Lee Ryan, English singer/actor
- Vlasis Kazakis, Greek footballer
- Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, Brazilian footballer
- Marek Svatoš, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2016)
- Stanislava Hrozenská, Slovak tennis player
- Stefan Hodgetts, English racing driver
- Arthur Darvill, English actor
- Kyle Boller, American football player
- Shane Watson, Australian cricketer
- Elisa Rigaudo, Italian race walker
- Jeph Jacques, American author and illustrator
- Venus Williams, American tennis player
- Nick Rimando, American soccer player
- Tyson Apostol, American television personality
- Young Maylay, American rapper, producer, and voice actor
- Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer
- Travis Roche, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tjaša Jezernik, Slovenian tennis player
- Mark Tauscher, American football player and sportscaster
- Scott Adkins, English actor and martial artist
- Sven Nys, Belgian cyclist
- Joshua Leonard, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Juan Carlos Valerón, Spanish footballer
- Phiyada Akkraseranee, Thai actress and model
- Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
- Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
- Paulina Rubio, Mexican Pop Singer
- Mildred Fox, Irish politician
- Stéphane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player
- Will Forte, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
- Jason Hanson, American football player
- Popeye Jones, American basketball player and coach
- Michael Showalter, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Alan Dowson, English football manager and former professional player
- Paul Tergat, Kenyan runner
- Geoff Toovey, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Ilya Tsymbalar, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Steve Georgallis, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Minoru Suzuki, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Dorothea Röschmann, German soprano and actress
- Eric Stefani, American keyboard player and composer
- Mohammed Ghazy Al-Akhras, Iraqi journalist and author
- Tory Burch, American fashion designer and philanthropist
- Ken Clark, American football player (d. 2013)
- Diane Modahl, English runner
- Jason Patric, American actor
- Dermontti Dawson, American football player and coach
- Dan Jansen, American speed skater and sportscaster
- Dara O'Kearney, Irish runner and poker player
- Rinaldo Capello, Italian race car driver
- Michael Gross, German swimmer
- Steve Rhodes, English cricketer and coach
- Greg Kinnear, American actor, television presenter, and producer
- Michael Monroe, Finnish singer-songwriter and saxophonist (Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23)
- Kōichi Yamadera, Japanese actor and singer
- Adrián Campos, Spanish race car driver
- Thomas Haden Church, American actor
- Carol Anderson, American author and historian
- Lawrence Haddad, South African-English economist and academic
- Nikos Stavropoulos, Greek basketball player and coach
- Pierre Berbizier, French rugby player and coach
- Jello Biafra, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Bobby Farrelly, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Sam Hamad, Syrian-Canadian academic and politician
- Jon Leibowitz, American lawyer and politician
- Daniel McVicar, American actor
- Philip Chevron, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
- Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (d. 2005)
- Uģis Prauliņš, Latvian composer
- Iain Milne, Scottish rugby player
- Mati Laur, Estonian historian, author, and academic
- Bob Sauvé, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Cem Hakko, Turkish fashion designer and businessman
- Mark Linn-Baker, American actor and director
- Vernon Coaker, English educator and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
- Juan Munoz, Spanish sculptor and storyteller (d. 2001)
- Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
- Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley, English educator and politician, Secretary of State for Education
- Starhawk, American author and activist
- John Garrett, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Joe Piscopo, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
- Lee Tamahori, New Zealand film director
- Snakefinger, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1987)
- John Craven, English economist and academic
- Russell Smith, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball player and manager
- Jacqueline Jones, American historian and academic
- Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player and politician (d. 1992)
- Karol Sikora, English physician and academic
- Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
- Timothy Wright, American gospel singer, pastor (d. 2009)
- Linda Chavez, American journalist and author
- George S. Clinton, American composer and songwriter
- Gregg Rolie, American rock singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Santana, Journey)
- Paul Young, English singer-songwriter (Sad Café, Mike + the Mechanics) (d. 2000)
- Peter Rosei, Austrian author, poet, and playwright
- Tommy Franks, American general
- Ken Livingstone, English politician, 1st Mayor of London
- Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist and sportscaster
- Art Bell, American broadcaster and author, founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM (d. 2018)
- Randy Johnson, American football player (d. 2009)
- Chris Spedding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Newt Gingrich, American historian and politician, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
- Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Chantal Mouffe, Belgian theorist and author
- Burt Rutan, American engineer and pilot
- Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian politician, Vice President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate
- Doğu Perinçek, Turkish lawyer and politician
- Roger Steffens, American actor and producer
- Nicholas C. Handy, English chemist and academic (d. 2012)
- George Akerlof, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Bobby Bell, American football player
- Chuck Rainey, American bassist
- Peter Fitzgerald, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Ted Nelson, American sociologist and philosopher
- Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian fashion designer, television presenter and politician (d. 2009)
- Vern Harper, Canadian tribal leader and activist (d. 2018)
- Ken Loach, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Harry Browne, American soldier and politician (d. 2006)
- Christian Ferras, French violinist (d. 1982)
- Derek Ibbotson, English runner (d. 2017)
- John Murtha, American colonel and politician (d. 2010)
- John Baldessari, American painter and illustrator
- Cliff Gallup, American rock & roll guitarist (d. 1988)
- Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000)
- Bud Collins, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2016)
- Tigran Petrosian, Armenian chess player (d. 1984)
- Juan María Bordaberry, President of Uruguay (d. 2011)
- Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor
- Wally Wood, American author, illustrator, and publisher (d. 1981)
- Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (d. 2014)
- Elroy Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004)
- Arnold S. Relman, American physician and academic (d. 2014)
- Dale C. Thomson, Canadian historian and academic (d. 1999)
- John Amis, English journalist and critic (d. 2013)
- Jacob H. Gilbert, American lawyer and politician (d. 1981)
- Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress (d. 2015)
- François Jacob, French biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Peter Le Cheminant, English air marshal and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (d. 2018)
- William Kaye Estes, American psychologist and academic (d. 2011)
- John Moffat, Scottish lieutenant and pilot (d. 2016)
- Beryl Reid, English actress (d. 1996)
- Ajahn Chah, Thai monk and educator (d. 1992)
- Dufferin Roblin, Canadian politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (d. 2010)
- Terry Gilkyson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
- David "Stringbean" Akeman, American singer and banjo player (d. 1973)
- Marcel Cadieux, Canadian civil servant and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 1981)
- John Hersey, American journalist and author (d. 1993)
- Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1968)
- George Hees, Canadian football player and politician (d. 1996)
- Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)
- Ralph E. Winters, Canadian-American film editor (d. 2004)
- Maurice Cloche, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- Ralph Bellamy, American actor (d. 1991)
- J. Vernon McGee, American pastor and theologian (d. 1988)
- Patrice Tardif, Canadian farmer and politician (d. 1989)
- Ruth Graves Wakefield, American chef, created the chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
- Sammy Fain, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
- Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
- Martin Bormann, German politician (d. 1945)
- Evelyn Irons, Scottish journalist and war correspondent (d. 2000)
- M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator (d. 1972)
- Carl Hermann, German physicist and academic (d. 1961)
- Harry Patch, English soldier and firefighter (d. 2009)
- Maria Izilda de Castro Ribeiro, Brazilian girl, popular saint (d. 1911)
- Heinz Guderian, German general (d. 1954)
- Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1918)
- Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971)
- Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer and promoter (d. 1955)
- Carl Van Vechten, American author and photographer (d. 1964)
- William Carr, American rower (d. 1942)
- Edward Anthony Spitzka, American anatomist and author (d. 1922)
- James Weldon Johnson, American author, journalist, and activist (d. 1938)
- Flora Finch, English-American actress (d. 1940)
- John Robert Gregg, Irish-born American educator, publisher, and humanitarian (d. 1948)
- Henry Lawson, Australian poet and author (d. 1922)
- Susan La Flesche Picotte, Native American physician (d. 1915)
- Charles Michael, duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1934)
- Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)
- Omar Bundy, American general (d. 1940)
- Eben Sumner Draper, American businessman and politician, 44th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1914)
- William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (d. 1919)
- E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (d. 1888)
- Charles Gounod, French composer and academic (d. 1893)
- Sophie of Württemberg, queen of the Netherlands (d. 1877)
- Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic scholar and politician (d. 1879)
- Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator (d. 1876)
- Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet, playwright, and linguist (d. 1845)
- William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, English-Irish astronomer and politician (d. 1867)
- Gregory Blaxland, English-Australian explorer (d. 1853)
- George Howard, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Minorca (d. 1796)
- César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1784)
- John Kay, English engineer, invented the Flying shuttle (d. 1780)
- Johann Georg Walch, German theologian and author (d. 1775)
- Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian painter and architect (d. 1765)
- Charles XII, Swedish king (d. 1718)
- Gauharara Begum, Mughal princess (d. 1706)
- Birgitte Thott, Danish scholar, writer and translator (b. 1662)
- John Maurice, Dutch nobleman (d. 1679)
- Joseph of Cupertino, Italian mystic and saint (d. 1663)
- Thomas Mun, English writer on economics (d. 1641)
- François de Montmorency, French nobleman (d. 1579)
- Edward I, English king (d. 1307)
- Drogo of Metz, Frankish bishop (d. 855)
Deaths On This Day
- Baldwin Lonsdale, president of Vanuatu (b. 1948)
- Ron Clarke, Australian runner and politician, Mayor of the Gold Coast (b. 1937)
- John David Crow, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
- Süleyman Demirel, Turkish engineer and politician, 9th President of Turkey (b. 1924)
- Roberto M. Levingston, Argentinian general and politician, 36th President of Argentina (b. 1920)
- Clementa C. Pinckney, American minister and politician (b. 1973)
- Patsy Byrne, English actress (b. 1933)
- Éric Dewailly, Canadian epidemiologist and academic (b. 1954)
- Stanley Marsh 3, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1938)
- Arnold S. Relman, American physician and academic (b. 1923)
- Larry Zeidel, Canadian-American ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
- Michael Baigent, New Zealand-English theorist and author (b. 1948)
- Atiqul Haque Chowdhury, Bangladeshi playwright and producer (b. 1930)
- Pierre F. Côté, Canadian lawyer and civil servant (b. 1927)
- Bulbs Ehlers, American basketball player (b. 1923)
- James Holshouser, American politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1934)
- Stéphane Brosse, French mountaineer (b. 1971)
- Patricia Brown, American baseball player (b. 1931)
- Nathan Divinsky, Canadian mathematician and chess player (b. 1925)
- Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (b. 1965)
- Fauzia Wahab, Pakistani actress and politician (b. 1956)
- Rex Mossop, Australian rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
- Ralf Dahrendorf, German-English sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
- Darrell Powers, American sergeant (b. 1923)
- Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (b. 1922)
- Gianfranco Ferré, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
- Serena Wilson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
- Bussunda, Brazilian comediant (b. 1962)
- Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
- Willie Davenport, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1943)
- Fritz Walter, German footballer (b. 1920)
- Donald J. Cram, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
- Thomas Winning, Scottish cardinal (b. 1925)
- Ismail Mahomed, South African lawyer and jurist, 17th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1931)
- Basil Hume, English cardinal (b. 1923)
- Thomas Kuhn, American historian and philosopher (b. 1922)
- Curt Swan, American illustrator (b. 1920)
- Dick Howser, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936)
- Kate Smith, American singer (b. 1907)
- John Boulting, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- Peter Mennin, American composer and educator (b. 1923)
- Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (b. 1920)
- Richard O'Connor, Indian-English general (b. 1889)
- Zerna Sharp, American author and educator (b. 1889)
- Hubert Ashton, English cricketer and politician (b. 1898)
- Duffy Lewis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)
- James Phinney Baxter III, American historian and academic (b. 1893)
- Refik Koraltan, Turkish lawyer and politician, 8th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (b. 1889)
- José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1901)
- Aleksander Kesküla, Estonian politician (b. 1882)
- Jeff Chandler, American actor (b. 1918)
- Dorothy Richardson, English journalist and author (b. 1873)
- J. R. Williams, Canadian-American cartoonist (b. 1888)
- Percival Perry, 1st Baron Perry, English businessman (b. 1878)
- Paul Rostock, German surgeon and academic (b. 1892)
- Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (b. 1926)
- Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (b. 1920)
- Jack Parsons, American chemist and engineer (b. 1914)
- Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1853)
- Johan Wagenaar, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1862)
- Arthur Harden, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
- Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1893)
- Eugen Weidmann, German criminal (b. 1908)
- Julius Seljamaa, Estonian journalist, politician, and diplomat, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
- Nikolay Bobrikov, Russian soldier and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1839)
- Edward Burne-Jones, English soldier and painter (b. 1833)
- Lozen, Chiracaua Apache warrior woman (b. ~1840)
- Joseph Méry, French poet and author (b. 1798)
- Lord William Bentinck, English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (b. 1774)
- Martín Miguel de Güemes, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1785)
- Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, Scottish-English admiral and politician (b. 1726)
- Mohammad Khan Qajar, Persian tribal chief (b. 1742)
- John Pitcairn, Scottish-English soldier (b. 1722)
- Daskalogiannis, Greek rebel leader (b. 1722)
- Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French poet and playwright (b. 1674)
- Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1687)
- Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French general and politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1653)
- Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician (b. 1672)
- John III Sobieski, Polish king (b. 1629)
- Philip Howard, English cardinal (b. 1629)
- Jijabai, Dowager Queen, mother of Shivaji (b. 1598)
- Injo of Joseon, Korean king (b. 1595)
- Mumtaz Mahal, Mughal princess (b. 1593)
- Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shōgun (b. 1536)
- John I Albert, Polish king (b. 1459)
- Catherine of Portugal, Portuguese princess (b. 1436)
- Jan of Jenštejn, archbishop of Prague (b. 1348)
- Ingeborg of Norway, princess consort and regent of Sweden (b. 1301)
- David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon
- Daoji, Chinese buddhist monk (b. 1130)
- Dirk V, count of Holland (b. 1052)
- Bolesław I the Brave, Polish king (b. 967)
- Fulk, French archbishop and chancellor
- Tachibana no Kachiko, Japanese empress (b. 786)
- Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, Japanese shōgun (b. 758)
- Adeodatus, pope of the Catholic Church
- Uthman, caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (b. 579)