On This Day in History: June 18
June 18 is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 196 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Michigan grandmother claims $70 million Powerball jackpot. A Michigan resident is the owner of the single winning ticket for the Powerball drawing held on February 12 worth $70 million. The winner had decided to make an impromptu pit stop with a friend to buy some lottery tickets at Huron Plaza Liquor on West Huron Street in Pontiac.
- Better Business Bureau releases study on sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams. A new report by the Better Business Bureau says sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are using ever-changing methods to hurt victims financially and emotionally.
- New York State lawmakers vote to legalize fantasy sports. Months after being halted by the New York attorney general, daily fantasy sports won a major victory early Saturday as state lawmakers moved to legalize the online games.
- Audit: Florida lottery department keeps shaky records. The agency overseeing the Florida lottery doesn't exactly have the winning ticket when it comes to keeping track of its taxpayer-funded property.
- Florida lottery kicks off campaign to protect customers from dishonest clerks. The Florida Lottery has launched a new campaign after some store owners were claiming big prizes time and time again despite the small odds.
- $32 million Mega Millions ticket claimed in LA area. A Los Angeles-area woman recently walked into the California Lottery's Santa Ana District Office and submitted her winning Mega Millions ticket worth $32 million.
- Four $1M Powerball tickets sold in same county, at same chain. The odds of winning at least $1 million by matching the first five numbers in a Powerball drawing are 1 in 5.15 million. Four people beat those odds in Florida this week.
- Delaware couple plans to pay Powerball winnings forward. A married couple from Wilmington, Delaware, managed to make their dreams come true when they won $1 million with Powerball, courtesy of the Delaware Lottery.
- Legal fight over $33M lottery ticket could end next week. A $33 million lottery jackpot is in dispute, with two men from Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada, laying claim to the hefty prize.
- Police reveal financial picture of slain lottery winner. A leather folder may hold the key to the cash and assets taken from slain Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare and what may be owed to his estate.
- Record $95M Lotto Max lottery jackpot drawing tonight. With no jackpot winner for the past seven weeks, Friday night's Lotto Max draw is boasting a bounty of $95 million -- the largest in Canadian history.
- $200,000 Powerball prize awarded on day lottery ticket was set to expire. William H. Greer of Philadelphia is the winner of a $200,000 Powerball prize that was set to expire at 4:30 p.m. today.
- Maryland Lottery teams up with Ravens. Maryland Lottery officials are gambling that Ravens football fever will bolster ticket sales when a new scratch-off is unveiled later this year, marking one of the first partnerships of its kind in the country.
- Arkansas Lottery hires away S.C. director. The Arkansas Lottery Commission has hired Ernie Passailaigue, the director of the South Carolina lottery, to lead the formation of Arkansas' newly approved lottery program.
- Ohio Lottery facts and trivia as it turns 35 years old. Thirty-five years ago this summer, the newly created Ohio Lottery held its first-ever drawing, a public spectacle at Parmatown Mall that drew more than 1,000 people.
- Euro Millions lottery winner is gardener and 'nice chap'. Onion-growing granddad Brian Caswell will jet to Rio and buy a flash car after claiming a £25 million (US$40.8 million) Euro Millions lottery jackpot.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$333 Million
Jun 21, 2016
- 2.€171.21 Million
Jun 18, 2019
- 3.€143 Million
Jun 18, 2013
- 4.$180 Million
Jun 20, 2003
- 5.$175 Million
Jun 19, 2018
- 6.$169 Million
Jun 18, 2016
- 7.$151 Million
Jun 20, 2018
- 8.€101 Million
Jun 21, 2011
- 9.$145 Million
Jun 19, 2004
- 9.$145 Million
Jun 19, 2004
- 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.$92 Million
Jun 19, 2019
- 17.$86 Million
Jun 20, 2009
- 18.$82 Million
Jun 18, 2003
- 19.$80 Million
Jun 20, 2015
- 20.$78 Million
Jun 19, 2010
- 21.$77 Million
Jun 19, 1999
- 22.$76 Million
Jun 20, 2007
- 22.$76 Million
Jun 21, 2006
- 24.€43 Million
Jun 20, 2008
- 25.€59.67 Million
Jun 20, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jun 18, 2001
19 years old
Saturday, Jun 18, 1988
32 years old
Monday, Jun 18, 1973
47 years old
Thursday, Jun 18, 1970
50 years old
Tuesday, Jun 18, 1963
57 years old
Tuesday, Jun 18, 1963
57 years old
Tuesday, Jun 18, 1963
57 years old
Sunday, Jun 18, 1961
59 years old
Sunday, Jun 18, 1950
70 years old
Sunday, Jun 18, 1944
76 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northern Osaka.
- The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.
- The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire happened in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine firefighters.
- The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat-1 is launched.
- The Troubles: Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) attack a crowded pub with assault rifles in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Six Catholic civilians are killed and five wounded. It was crowded with people watching the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
- A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-85 UK miners' strike.
- Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
- Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran over her religious beliefs.
- Italian banker Roberto Calvi's body is discovered hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London, England.
- The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology, makes its first flight.
- SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
- Staines air disaster: One hundred eighteen are killed when a BEA H.S. Trident crashes two minutes after take off from London's Heathrow Airport.
- Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
- Carlos Castillo Armas leads an invasion force across the Guatemalan border, setting in motion the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état
- The Egyptian revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.
- A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.
- Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa.
- William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw") is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
- Appeal of 18 June by Charles de Gaulle.
- The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill.
- Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
- Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.
- Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
- Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
- Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
- The University of the Philippines is established.
- Empress Dowager Cixi of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
- The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
- Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
- First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
- Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.
- Constantine Kanaris blows up the Ottoman navy's flagship at Chios, killing the Kapudan Pasha Nasuhzade Ali Pasha.
- Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.
- The United States declaration of war upon the United Kingdom is signed by President James Madison.
- Action of 18 June 1799: A frigate squadron under Rear-admiral Perrée is captured by the British fleet under Lord Keith
- American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia.
- Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War.
- The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
- Charles I is crowned King of Scots at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh
- French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.
- A draft Byzantine-Venetian treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, but is not ratified by Doge Reniero Zeno.
- The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
- Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon's distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.
- Battle of Civitate: Three thousand horsemen of Norman Count Humphrey rout the troops of Pope Leo IX.
- Byzantine-Rus' War: A fleet of about 200 Rus' vessels sails into the Bosphorus and starts pillaging the suburbs of the Byzantine capital Constantinople.
- Ali becomes Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate
- Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang dynasty rule over China.
Births On This Day
- Chevel Shepherd, American singer
- Trippie Redd, American rapper
- Katharina Hobgarski, German tennis player
- Latrell Mitchell, Australian rugby league player
- Alen Halilović, Croatian footballer
- Niki Wories, Dutch figure skater
- Maxim Kovtun, Russian figure skater
- Sean McMahon, Australian rugby player
- Takeoff, American rapper
- Luke Adam, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sandra Izbașa, Romanian gymnast
- Derek Stepan, American ice hockey player
- Christian Taylor, American triple jumper
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, French-born Gabonese footballer
- Chris Harris Jr., American football player
- Elini Dimoutsos, Greek footballer
- Josh Dun, American musician and drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots
- Omar Arellano, Mexican footballer
- Edgars Eriņš, Latvian decathlete
- Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
- Chris Coghlan, American baseball player
- Alex Hirsch, American animator and television producer
- Nanyak Dala, Canadian rugby player
- Billy Slater, Australian rugby league player
- Cameron Smith, Australian rugby league player
- Nadir Belhadj, French-Algerian footballer
- Marco Borriello, Italian footballer
- Nathan Cavaleri, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Clint Newton, American-Australian rugby league player
- Marco Streller, Swiss footballer
- Antonio Gates, American football player
- Sergey Kirdyapkin, Russian race walker
- Craig Mottram, Australian runner
- Colin Munroe, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
- Antero Niittymäki, Finnish ice hockey player
- Tara Platt, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
- Wang Liqin, Chinese table tennis player
- Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Marie Gillain, Belgian actress
- Aleksandrs Koļinko, Latvian footballer
- Martin St. Louis, Canadian ice hockey player
- Silkk the Shocker, American hip-hop musician and actor
- Vincenzo Montella, Italian footballer and manager
- Sergey Sharikov, Russian fencer and coach (d. 2015)
- Julie Depardieu, French actress
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine, American author and music critic
- Ray LaMontagne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alexandra Meissnitzer, Austrian skier
- Matt Parsons, Australian rugby league player
- Gavin Wanganeen Australian footballer and coach
- Anu Tali, Estonian pianist and conductor
- Wikus du Toit, South African actor, director, and composer
- Kerry Butler, American actress and singer
- Jason McAteer, English-Irish footballer and manager
- Nathan Morris, American soul singer
- Katie Derham, English journalist
- Ivan Kozák, Slovak footballer
- Greg Yaitanes, American director and producer
- Haki Doku, Albanian cyclist
- Christopher Largen, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
- Frank Müller, German decathlete
- Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater, choreographer, and sportscaster
- Troy Kemp, Bahamian high jumper
- Uday Hussein, Iraqi commander (d. 2003)
- Patti Webster, American publicist and author (d. 2013)
- Dizzy Reed, American keyboard player and songwriter
- Bruce Smith, American football player
- Lisa Randall, American physicist and academic
- Oz Fox, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Andrés Galarraga, Venezuelan-American baseball player
- Angela Johnson, American novelist and poet
- Alison Moyet, English singer-songwriter
- Barbara Broccoli, American director and producer
- Steve Murphy, Canadian journalist
- Joe Ansolabehere, American animation screenwriter and producer
- Peter Altmaier, German jurist and politician, Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany
- Gary Martin, British voice actor and actor
- Miguel Ángel Lotina, Spanish footballer and manager
- Richard Powers, American novelist
- Brian Benben, American actor and producer
- John Scott, English organist and conductor (d. 2015)
- Ed Fast, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Peter Donohoe, English pianist and educator
- Tiiu Aro, Estonian physician and politician, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
- Denis Herron, Canadian ice hockey player
- Carol Kane, American actress
- Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Lee Soo-man, South Korean singer and businessman, founded S.M. Entertainment
- Mohammed Al-Sager, Kuwaiti journalist and politician
- Miriam Flynn, American actress and comedian
- Ian Hargreaves, English-Welsh journalist and academic
- Stephen Hopper, Australian botanist and academic
- Gyula Sax, Hungarian chess player (d. 2014)
- Rod de'Ath, Welsh drummer and producer (d. 2014)
- Annelie Ehrhardt, German hurdler
- Mike Johanns, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of Agriculture
- Jackie Leven, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
- Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
- Jarosław Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Poland
- Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 4th President of Poland (d. 2010)
- Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
- Philip Jackson, English actor
- Éva Marton, Hungarian soprano and actress
- Sherry Turkle, American academic, psychologist, and sociologist
- Ivonne Coll, Puerto Rican-American model and actress, Miss Puerto Rico 1967
- Bernard Giraudeau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Linda Thorson, Canadian actress
- Russell Ash, English journalist and author (d. 2010)
- Bruiser Brody, American wrestler (d. 1988)
- Fabio Capello, Italian footballer and manager
- Maria Bethânia, Brazilian singer
- Bruce DuMont, American broadcaster and political analyst
- Sandy Posey, American pop/country singer
- Barry Evans, English actor (d. 1997)
- Raffaella Carrà, Italian singer, dancer, and actress
- John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (d. 2013)
- Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Pat Hutchins, English author and illustrator
- Thabo Mbeki, South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa
- Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Richard Perry, American record producer
- Carl Radle, American bass player and producer (d. 1980)
- Nick Tate, Australian actor and director
- Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (d. 2004)
- Roger Lemerre, French footballer and manager
- Paul Mayersberg, English director and screenwriter
- Delia Smith, English chef and author
- Lou Brock, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Jean-Claude Germain, Canadian historian, author, and journalist
- Brooks Firestone, American businessman and politician
- Kevin Murray, Australian footballer and coach
- Del Harris, American basketball player and coach
- Jay Rockefeller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of West Virginia
- Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist and historian (d. 2006)
- Vitaly Zholobov, Ukrainian colonel, engineer, and astronaut
- Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (d. 1992)
- Barack Obama Sr., Kenyan economist (d. 1982)
- Ronald Venetiaan, Surinamese politician, 6th President of Suriname
- Brian Kenny, English general (d. 2017)
- Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2004)
- Colin Brumby, Australian composer and conductor (d. 2018)
- Tommy Hunt, American singer
- Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Geoffrey Hill, English poet and academic (d. 2016)
- Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian sociologist, academic, and politician, 34th President of Brazil
- Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher
- Tibor Rubin, Hungarian-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2015)
- Michael Blakemore, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter
- David T. Lykken, American geneticist and academic (d. 2006)
- Eva Bartok, Hungarian-English actress (d. 1998)
- Paul Eddington, English actor (d. 1995)
- Philip B. Crosby, American businessman and author (d. 2001)
- Allan Sandage, American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 2010)
- Tom Wicker, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
- Robert Beadell, American composer and educator (d. 1994)
- George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (d. 2005)
- Claude Helffer, French pianist and educator (d. 2004)
- Ian Carmichael, English actor and singer (d. 2010)
- Lode Van Den Bergh, Belgian author and academic
- Jüri Järvet, Estonian actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Alf Francis, West Prussia-born, English motor racing mechanic and racing car constructor (d. 1983)
- Jerome Karle, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
- Richard Boone, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1981)
- Jack Karnehm, English snooker player and sportscaster (d. 2002)
- Erik Ortvad, Danish painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
- Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian lawyer and politician, 25th President of Colombia (d. 2005)
- Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
- Robert Kanigher, American author (d. 2002)
- Alice T. Schafer, American mathematician (d. 2009)
- E. G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)
- Efraín Huerta, Mexican poet (d.1982)
- Wilfred Gordon Bigelow, Canadian soldier and surgeon (d. 2005)
- Sammy Cahn, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)
- Sylvia Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)
- Françoise Loranger, Canadian playwright and producer (d. 1995)
- Robert Mondavi, American winemaker and philanthropist (d. 2008)
- Oswald Teichmüller, German mathematician (d. 1943)
- Glenn Morris, American decathlete (d. 1974)
- Dick Foran, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
- Avon Long, American actor and singer (d. 1984)
- Ray McKinley, American singer, drummer, and bandleader (d. 1995)
- Bud Collyer, American actor and game show host (d. 1969)
- Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian academic and politician (d. 1997)
- Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)
- Frithjof Schuon, Swiss-American metaphysicist, philosopher, and author (d. 1998)
- Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1982)
- Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (d. 1991)
- Manuel Rosenthal, French conductor and composer (d. 2003)
- Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
- Raymond Radiguet, French author and poet (d. 1923)
- Louis Alter, American musician (d. 1980)
- Paavo Yrjölä, Finnish decathlete (d. 1980)
- Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
- Llewellyn Rees, English actor (d. 1994)
- Vlasta Vraz, Czech-American relief worker, editor, and fundraiser (d. 1989)
- Martti Marttelin, Finnish runner (d. 1940)
- Blanche Sweet, American actress (d. 1986)
- Tancrède Labbé, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1956)
- George Mallory, English lieutenant and mountaineer (d. 1924)
- Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and paleontologist (d. 1978)
- Édouard Daladier, French captain and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1970)
- Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian compositor and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1949)
- Zoltán Halmay, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1956)
- James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (d. 1960)
- Édouard Le Roy, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1954)
- Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (d. 1957)
- George Essex Evans, English-Australian poet and author (d. 1909)
- Andrew Forsyth, Scottish-English mathematician and academic (d. 1942)
- Hector Rason, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1927)
- Henry Clay Folger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Folger Shakespeare Library (d. 1930)
- E. W. Scripps, American publisher, founded the E. W. Scripps Company (d. 1926)
- Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (d. 1914)
- Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)
- William H. Seward Jr., American general and banker (d. 1920)
- Auguste-Théodore-Paul de Broglie, French philosopher and academic (d. 1895)
- Hélène Napoleone Bonaparte, French daughter of Napoleon (d. 1907)
- Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepali ruler (d. 1877)
- Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (d. 1881)
- Ivan Goncharov, Russian journalist and author (d. 1891)
- William Lassell, English astronomer and merchant (d. 1880)
- Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, Irish-English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1822)
- Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-French pianist and composer (d. 1831)
- Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentinian lawyer and politician 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (d. 1833)
- Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
- Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter and educator (d. 1809)
- Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1726)
- Antoni Lliteres Carrió, Spanish composer (d. 1747)
- Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)
- Maria of Portugal, Duchess of Viseu (d. 1577)
- Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
- Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor, designed the Ponte Santa Trinita (d. 1592)
- Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (d. 1539)
- John V Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1391)
- Eleanor of Woodstock (d. 1355)
- Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar (d. 1298)
Deaths On This Day
- XXXTentacion, American rapper (b. 1998)
- Big Van Vader (also known as Vader) American professional wrestler (b. 1955)
- Jimmy Wopo, American rapper (b. 1997)
- Jeppiaar, Indian educationist, founder and chancellor of Sathyabama University (b. 1931)
- Phil Austin, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
- Ralph J. Roberts, American businessman, co-founded Comcast (b. 1920)
- Danny Villanueva, American football player and broadcaster, co-founded Univision (b. 1937)
- Allen Weinstein, American historian and academic (b. 1937)
- Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist and engineer (b. 1923)
- Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1928)
- Claire Martin, Canadian author (b. 1914)
- Vladimir Popovkin, Russian general (b. 1957)
- Horace Silver, American pianist and composer (b. 1928)
- Brent F. Anderson, American engineer and politician (b. 1932)
- Alastair Donaldson, Scottish bass player (b. 1955)
- Garde Gardom, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (b. 1924)
- Michael Hastings, American journalist and author (b. 1980)
- David Wall, English ballet dancer (b. 1946)
- Horacio Coppola, Argentinian photographer and director (b. 1906)
- Lina Haag, German author and activist (b. 1907)
- Tom Maynard, Welsh cricketer (b. 1989)
- Luis Edgardo Mercado Jarrín, Peruvian general and politician, 109th Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1919)
- Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1934)
- William Van Regenmorter, American businessman and politician (b. 1939)
- Yelena Bonner, Russian activist (b. 1923)
- Frederick Chiluba, Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (b. 1943)
- Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
- Trent Acid, American wrestler (b. 1980)
- José Saramago, Portuguese novelist Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
- Okan Demiriş, Turkish composer (b. 1942)
- Jean Delannoy, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
- Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (b. 1915)
- Hans Steinbrenner, German sculptor (b. 1928)
- Bernard Manning, English comedian and actor (b. 1930)
- Hank Medress, American singer and producer (b. 1938)
- Georges Thurston, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
- Vincent Sherman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
- Joseph Zobel, Martinique-French author (b. 1915)
- Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
- Manuel Sadosky, Argentinian mathematician and academic (b. 1914)
- Larry Doby, American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)
- Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
- Felix Knight, American actor and tenor (b. 1908)
- Lev Kopelev, Ukrainian-German author and academic (b. 1912)
- Endel Puusepp, Estonian-Soviet military pilot and politician (b. 1909)
- Craig Rodwell, American activist, founded the Oscar Wilde Bookshop (b. 1940)
- Kofoworola Abeni Pratt, the first black Chief Nursing Officer of Nigeria (b. 1910)
- Peter Allen, Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)
- Mordecai Ardon, Polish-Israeli painter and educator (b. 1896)
- I. F. Stone, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
- Frances Scott Fitzgerald, American journalist (b. 1921)
- Paul Colin, French illustrator (b. 1892)
- Alan Berg, American lawyer and radio host (b. 1934)
- Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (b. 1892)
- John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1912)
- Curd Jürgens, German-Austrian actor and director (b. 1915)
- Terence Fisher, English director and screenwriter (b. 1904)
- André Leducq, French cyclist (b. 1904)
- Walter C. Alvarez, American physician and author (b. 1884)
- Hugo Bergmann, German-Israeli philosopher and author (b. 1883)
- Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian mathematician and academic (b. 1896)
- Georgy Zhukov, Russian marshal and politician, Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (b. 1896)
- Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
- Paul Karrer, Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
- Geki, Italian race car driver (b. 1937)
- Beat Fehr, Swiss race car driver (b. 1942)
- Giorgio Morandi, Italian painter (b. 1890)
- Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican-American actor (b. 1912)
- Ethel Barrymore, American actress (b. 1879)
- Edward Brooker, English-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1891)
- Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)
- Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., American general (b. 1886)
- Elias Degiannis, Greek commander (b. 1912)
- Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, bandleader, and politician (b. 1870)
- Gaston Doumergue, French politician, 13th President of France (b. 1863)
- Maxim Gorky, Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1868)
- Roald Amundsen, Norwegian pilot and explorer (b. 1872)
- Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1851)
- Titu Maiorescu, Romanian critic and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1840)
- Max Immelmann, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1890)
- Carmine Crocco, Italian soldier (b. 1830)
- Samuel Butler, English novelist, satirist, and critic (b. 1835)
- Prince Sigismund of Prussia (b. 1864)
- Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, German army officer and writer (b. 1783)
- William Cobbett, English farmer and journalist (b. 1763)
- Robert Hett Chapman, American minister, missionary, and academic (b. 1771)
- Thomas Picton, Welsh-English general and politician (b. 1758)
- François Buzot, French lawyer and politician (b. 1760)
- James Murray, Scottish-English general and politician, 20th Governor of the Province of Quebec (b. 1721)
- Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (b. 1714)
- Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German jurist and scholar (b. 1706)
- Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician and reformer (b. 1700)
- Ambrose Philips, English poet and politician (b. 1674)
- John Aislabie, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1670)
- Michel Richard Delalande, French organist and composer (b. 1657)
- Tom Brown, English author and translator (b. 1662)
- Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (b. 1606)
- Christoph Scheiner, German priest, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1575)
- Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Dutch admiral (b. 1577)
- Robert Crowley, English minister and poet (b. 1517)
- Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter (b. 1400)
- Henry XV, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1312)
- Alfonso III of Aragon (b. 1265)
- Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León
- Emperor Chūkyō of Japan (b. 1218)
- Elisabeth of Schönau, German Benedictine visionary (b. c. 1129)
- Sophia of Hungary (b. c. 1050)
- Zhang Hao, general of Yang Wu
- Leo III the Isaurian, Byzantine emperor (b. 685)