On This Day in History: June 2
June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 212 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- NC woman misses Powerball drawing, wins $2 million in the next one. It's a common fear among lottery players that your numbers would be picked in a drawing you did not enter, but one North Carolina woman could not have had better timing after missing a Powerball drawing and winning a $2 million prize in the next one.
- Single father wins £1 million from EuroMillions lottery after playing for the first time. Simon Waddup, 31, entered the National Lottery EuroMillions draw game for the very first time. As luck would have it, the impulse buy earned him a £1 million (US$1.25 million) prize.
- SC lottery error prompts class-action lawsuit. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the South Carolina Lottery Commission and Intralot, claiming that refusing to pay the prize money for a game glitch is a breach of contract.
- Michigan man wins $1 million on mistake lottery ticket. A simple mistake turned out to be very lucky for a Niles man who won a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery.
- New law gives Québec Lottery power to shut down competitors. Under a new law passed last month in Quebec's National Assembly, Loto-Québec can ask Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating within the province to block the sites of the agency's competitors or face fines of up to $100,000 per infraction.
- Cuban lottery system turns common words into numbers. With roots in the 1800s, the Cuban lottery system known as La Charada has players seeing numbers everywhere they look.
- $200M Powerball lottery jackpot won by N.Y. Costco workers. A group of Costco employees were very happy Thursday morning -- and very rich.
- Ohio Senate bill includes privatizing lottery. The Ohio Senate's latest version of the state budget bill includes language to privatize the Ohio Lottery that is nearly identical to legislation drafted by a gaming company hoping to manage the $2.5 billion agency's day-to-day operations.
- Store clerk gets prison term for Ohio lottery ticket theft. A woman who stole more than $500,000 in Ohio Lottery scratch-off tickets from a Kroger store was sent Tuesday to prison for the maximum sentence of five years.
- Georgia man wins $1 million in lottery. A Gainesville man's life may have been opened to new possibilities after winning a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize.
- Ark. Lottery Commission meets, discusses director candidates. The Arkansas Lottery Commission got a little closer, with emphasis on little, to naming an executive director.
- N.H. Lottery lottery for $1 million winner. New Hampshire Lottery officials are about to pull a scratch ticket from stores, even though one of the $1 million prizes is still unaccounted for.
- Conn. AG urges changes before allowing Keno. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal advised Connecticut legislators Monday to amend the state's memoranda of understanding with two federally recognized Indian tribes before attempting to legalize Keno in the state.
- Lottery thief sets himself on fire. Firefighters said it can't get more ironic than this: an arsonist breaks into a convenience store, steals scratch-off lottery tickets, tries to cover his tracks by setting a fire, and in the process, sets himself on fire.
- Powerball lottery jackpot rolls to $48 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $48 million, with a cash option of $21.3 million.
- Greek boy kidnapped from lottery winners. The teenage son of a couple from Loutsa, east of Athens, Greece, who had won 280,000 euros in the Joker lottery escaped from his kidnappers yesterday hours after the two men abducted him and demanded the winnings from his parents.
- Employee charged with stealing lottery tickets. An employee of a Bath convenience store allegedly made off with 59 North Carolina Lottery tickets Saturday and cashed in the winnings a day later.
- New Mexico Lottery names new CEO. The New Mexico Lottery Authority board of directors met yesterday and named Tom Romero as its new chief executive officer. Romero becomes the New Mexico Lottery's fourth CEO since its 1996 inception.
- W.V. Lottery officials target 'coin-pusher' machines. West Virginia Lottery retailers could lose their licenses if they have 'coin-pusher' gambling machines installed in their stores.
- N.C. Lottery wins 1st Powerball border battle. The Tar Heel state collected more than three times the cash in ticket sales than South Carolina during the run up to the first Powerball drawing involving both states.
- Security guard steals Idaho Lottery tickets. An Idaho Lottery security officer is in jail today, accused of stealing from the agency he was hired to protect.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $60 million. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot grows to $60 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $50 million drawing.
- Boss's kind gesture wins him and co-worker $1 million. A boss and his employtee are splitting $1 million as winners of the top prize in the Michigan Lottery's "Million Dollar Mania" Instant Game, Lottery officials announced Tuesday.
- Michigan Lottery Players Capitalize on Popular Combination. On Saturday, May 29, 2004, the number 1-1-0-1 was drawn in the Daily 4 game midday drawing, with 2,416 winning tickets splitting a record-setting $4,787,650 prize pool.
- Lottery returns veterans to Normandy. War heroes from the Midlands will this week be returning to the Normandy battlefields thanks to a series of UK National Lottery grants.
- Scientific Games Launches "Lottery Museum". Scientific Games Corporation announced that it has launched the Internet Scientific Games Lottery Museum at http://www.scientificgames.com in honor of the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the first secure instant lottery ticket.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$475 Million
Jun 4, 2019
- 2.$356 Million
Jun 2, 2020
- 3.$338 Million
Jun 3, 2017
- 4.$268.4 Million
Jun 2, 2021
- 5.$261.6 Million
Jun 2, 2010
- 6.$260 Million
Jun 2, 2015
- 7.$251 Million
Jun 3, 2016
- 8.$192 Million
Jun 4, 2014
- 9.$188.9 Million
Jun 3, 2015
- 10.€163.1 Million
Jun 4, 2019
- 11.€132 Million
Jun 5, 2012
- 12.€152 Million
Jun 2, 2017
- 13.$164 Million
Jun 2, 2012
- 14.€130 Million
Jun 4, 2021
- 15.$135 Million
Jun 3, 2020
- 16.€87 Million
Jun 3, 2014
- 17.$110 Million
Jun 4, 2016
- 17.$110 Million
Jun 5, 2018
- 19.$106 Million
Jun 3, 2005
- 20.€90 Million
Jun 8, 2018
- 21.€90.39 Million
Jun 4, 2016
- 22.$87.6 Million
Jun 3, 1995
- 23.$75 Million
Jun 2, 2004
- 23.$75 Million
Jun 2, 2004
- 25.$74 Million
Jun 2, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jun 2, 1986
35 years old
Sunday, Jun 2, 1985
36 years old
Thursday, Jun 2, 1983
38 years old
Wednesday, Jun 2, 1971
50 years old
Monday, Jun 2, 1969
52 years old
Sunday, Jun 2, 1968
53 years old
Sunday, Jun 2, 1963
58 years old
Monday, Jun 2, 1958
63 years old
Sunday, Jun 2, 1940
81 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India, formed from ten districts of northwestern Andhra Pradesh.
- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
- Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
- In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later.
- The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12.
- After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.
- Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
- Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
- Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
- Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.
- The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed.
- During the FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
- The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between the two countries, discontinued since 1948.
- The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
- Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled.
- World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the villages of Kondomari and Alikianos.
- U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
- Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.
- Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
- Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
- Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his wireless telegraph.
- The Fenians defeat Canadian forces at Ridgeway and Fort Erie, but the raids end soon after.
- The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
- P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
- Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.
- French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.
- Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.
- Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
- Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged.
- Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.
- The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
- First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five days later.
- Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.
Births On This Day
- Madison Hu, American actress
- Campbell Graham, Australian rugby league player
- Adam Taggart, Australian footballer
- Pajtim Kasami, Swiss footballer
- Steve Smith, Australian cricketer
- Staniliya Stamenova, Bulgarian canoeist
- Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netball player
- Yoann Huget, French rugby player
- Matthew Koma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Angelo Mathews, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress
- Todd Carney, Australian rugby league player
- Miyuki Sawashiro, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Jack Afamasaga, New Zealand rugby league player
- Max Boyer, Canadian wrestler
- Feleti Mateo, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
- Chris Higgins, American ice hockey player
- Leela James, American singer-songwriter
- Toni Livers, Swiss skier
- Brooke White, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
- Nikolay Davydenko, Russian tennis player
- Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player
- Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-American drummer
- Bobby Simmons, American basketball player
- Richard Skuse, English rugby player
- Abby Wambach, American soccer player and coach
- Tomasz Wróblewski, Polish bass player and songwriter
- Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress
- Butterfly Boucher, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Dominic Cooper, English actor
- Nikki Cox, American actress
- Yi So-yeon, biotechnologist and astronaut, the first Korean in space
- Justin Long, American actor
- Teet Allas, Estonian footballer
- A.J. Styles, American wrestler
- Zachary Quinto, American actor and producer
- Earl Boykins, American basketball player
- Martin Čech, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)
- Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer
- Tim Rice-Oxley, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Salvatore Scibona, American author
- Gata Kamsky, Russian-American chess player
- Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist
- Marko Kristal, Estonian footballer and manager
- Neifi Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
- Wayne Brady, American actor, comedian, game show host, and singer
- Raúl Ibañez, American baseball player
- Wentworth Miller, American actor and screenwriter
- Kateřina Jacques, Czech translator and politician
- B Real, American rapper and actor
- Kurt Abbott, American baseball player
- Paulo Sérgio, Brazilian footballer
- David Wheaton, American tennis player, radio host, and author
- Merril Bainbridge, Australian singer-songwriter
- Andy Cohen, American television host
- Beetlejuice Green, American comedian, and actor
- Remigija Nazarovienė, Lithuanian heptathlete and coach
- Mike Stanton, American baseball player
- Dayana Cadeau, Haitian born Canadian-American professional bodybuilder
- Candace Gingrich, American activist
- Pedro Guerra, Spanish singer-songwriter
- Petra van Staveren, Dutch swimmer
- Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer and journalist
- Steve Waugh, Australian cricketer
- Caroline Link, German director and screenwriter
- Anand Abhyankar, Indian actor (d. 2012)
- Mark Plaatjes, South African-American runner and coach
- Dez Cadena, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Olga Bondarenko, Russian runner
- Tony Hadley, English singer-songwriter and actor
- Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster
- Rineke Dijkstra, Dutch photographer
- Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- Erwin Olaf, Dutch photographer
- Lex Luger, American wrestler and football player
- Mark Lawrenson, English footballer and manager
- Jan Lammers, Dutch race car driver
- Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor
- Nandan Nilekani, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
- Mani Ratnam, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Michael Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Dennis Haysbert, American actor and producer
- Vidar Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist
- Craig Stadler, American golfer
- Cornel West, American philosopher, author, and academic
- Gary Bettman, American commissioner of the National Hockey League
- Gilbert Baker, American artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag (d. 2017)
- Arnold Mühren, Dutch footballer and manager
- Larry Robinson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Alexander Wylie, Lord Kinclaven, Scottish lawyer, judge, and educator
- Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer
- Momčilo Vukotić, Serbian footballer and manager
- Heather Couper, English astronomer and physicist (d. 2020)
- Frank Rich, American journalist and critic
- Jerry Mathers, American actor
- Lasse Hallström, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter
- Peter Sutcliffe, English serial killer (d. 2020)
- Richard Long, English painter, sculptor, and photographer
- Bonnie Newman, American businesswoman and politician
- Robert Elliott, American actor (d. 2004)
- Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)
- Charles Haid, American actor and director
- Crescenzio Sepe, Italian cardinal
- Mike Ahern, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Queensland
- Ünal Aysal, Turkish businessman
- Stacy Keach, American actor
- Lou Nanne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
- Charlie Watts, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
- Constantine II of Greece
- Charles Miller, American musician (d. 1980)
- John Schlee, American golfer (d. 2000)
- Kevin Brownlow, English historian and author
- George William Penrose, Lord Penrose, Scottish lawyer and judge
- Rosalyn Higgins, English lawyer and judge
- Sally Kellerman, American actress
- Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
- Robert Paul, Canadian figure skater and choreographer
- Deric Washburn, American screenwriter and playwright
- Volodymyr Holubnychy, Ukrainian race walker
- Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2003)
- Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek poet and educator
- Johnny Carter, American singer (d. 2009)
- Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
- Lew "Sneaky Pete" Robinson, drag racer (d. 1971)
- Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1999)
- Norton Juster, American architect, author, and academic (d. 2021)
- Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007)
- Erzsi Kovács, Hungarian singer (d. 2014)
- Rafael A. Lecuona, Cuban-American gymnast and academic (d. 2014)
- Ron Reynolds, English footballer (d. 1999)
- W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (d. 2013)
- Colin Brittan, English footballer (d. 2013)
- Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (d. 1977)
- Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (d. 2013)
- June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2007)
- Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
- Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
- Carmen Silvera, Canadian-English actress (d. 2002)
- Betty Freeman, American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)
- Ernie Royal, American trumpet player (d. 1983)
- Sigmund Sternberg, Hungarian-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)
- András Szennay, Hungarian priest (d. 2012)
- Frank G. Clement, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
- Yolande Donlan, American-English actress (d. 2014)
- Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (d. 2013)
- Tex Schramm, American businessman (d. 2003)
- Johnny Speight, English screenwriter and producer (d. 1998)
- Ruth Atkinson, Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)
- Kathryn Tucker Windham, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
- Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and director (d. 2006)
- Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy (d. 1992)
- Barbara Pym, English author (d. 1980)
- Elsie Tu, English-Hong Kong educator and politician (d. 2015)
- Joe McCluskey, American runner (d. 2002)
- Hector Dyer, American sprinter (d. 1990)
- Dorothy West, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
- John Lehmann, English poet and publisher (d. 1987)
- Frank Runacres, English painter and educator (d. 1974)
- Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
- Lotte Reiniger, German animator and director (d. 1981)
- Edwin Way Teale, American environmentalist and photographer (d. 1980)
- Thurman Arnold, American lawyer and judge (d. 1969)
- Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral and pilot (d. 1945)
- Walter Egan, American golfer (d. 1971)
- Wallace Hartley, English violinist and bandleader (d. 1912)
- Charles Stewart Mott, American businessman and politician, 50th Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)
- Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
- George Lohmann, English cricketer (d. 1901)
- Adelaide Casely-Hayford, Sierra Leone Creole advocate and activist for cultural nationalism (d. 1960)
- Felix Weingartner, Croatian-Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)
- Concordia Selander, Swedish actress and manager (d. 1935)
- Edward Elgar, English composer and educator (d. 1934)
- Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
- Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (d. 1928)
- Émile Munier, French artist (d. 1895)
- Duchess Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg (d. 1900)
- Pope Pius X (d. 1914)
- Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1905)
- Daniel Pollen, Irish-New Zealand politician, 9th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1896)
- William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (d. 1850)
- John Randolph of Roanoke, American planter and politician, 8th United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1833)
- Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer (d. 1795)
- Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and politician (d. 1814)
- Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1815)
- William Salmon, English medical writer (d. 1713)
- Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon (d. 1709)
- Rutger von Ascheberg, Courland-born soldier in Swedish service (d. 1693)
- (baptized) Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1649)
- Rudolf Christian, Count of East Frisia, Ruler of East Frisia (d. 1628)
- Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)
- Charles, Duke of Vendôme (d. 1537)
- Ferdinand I of Naples (d. 1494)
- Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, ruler of Ilkhanate (d. 1335)
Deaths On This Day
- Peter Sallis, English actor (b. 1921)
- Fernando de Araújo, East Timorese politician, President of East Timor (b. 1963)
- Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
- Ivica Brzić, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1941)
- Anjan Das, Indian director and producer (b. 1951)
- Gennadi Gusarov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1937)
- Nikolay Khrenkov, Russian bobsledder (b. 1984)
- Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (b. 1924)
- Kuaima Riruako, Namibian politician (b. 1935)
- Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (b. 1925)
- Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1930)
- Chen Xitong, Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (b. 1930)
- Mandawuy Yunupingu, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)
- Avraham Botzer, Polish-Israeli commander (b. 1929)
- Adolfo Calero, Nicaraguan businessman and political activist (b. 1931)
- Richard Dawson, English-American soldier, actor, television personality, and game show host (b. 1932)
- LeRoy Ellis, American basketball player (b. 1940)
- Kathryn Joosten, American actress (b. 1939)
- Jan Gmelich Meijling, Dutch commander and politician (b. 1943)
- David Eddings, American author (b. 1931)
- Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)
- Mel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1917)
- Cevher Özden, Turkish banker and businessman (b. 1933)
- Kentarō Haneda, Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1949)
- Huang Ju, Chinese engineer and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1938)
- Keith Smith, English rugby player and coach (b. 1952)
- Lucien Cliche, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)
- Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian skier (b. 1930)
- Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and educator (b. 1950)
- Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (b. 1912)
- Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (b. 1918)
- Alma Ricard, Canadian broadcaster and philanthropist (b. 1906)
- Hugo van Lawick, Dutch director and photographer (b. 1937)
- Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
- Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
- Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist, academic, and politician (b. 1927)
- John Schlee, American golfer (b. 1939)
- Gerald James Whitrow, English mathematician, cosmologist, and historian (b. 1912)
- Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (b. 1949)
- Doc Cheatham, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (b. 1905)
- Helen Jacobs, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
- John Alton, Hungarian-American cinematographer and director (b. 1901)
- Leon Garfield, English author (b. 1921)
- Ray Combs, American game show host (b. 1956)
- David Stove, Australian philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1927)
- Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1913)
- Tahar Djaout, Algerian journalist, writer and poet (b. 1954)
- Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
- Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (b. 1927)
- Jack Gilford, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
- Rex Harrison, English actor (b. 1908)
- Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1907)
- Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
- Anthony de Mello, Indian-American priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931)
- Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)
- Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)
- Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)
- Stan Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
- Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1913)
- Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th President of Pakistan (b. 1904)
- Jim Hutton, American actor (b. 1934)
- Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1895)
- Albert Bittlmayer, German footballer (b. 1952)
- Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish-born American actor (b. 1931)
- Kenneth Mason, English soldier and geographer (b. 1887)
- Juan José Torres, Bolivian general and politician, 61st President of Bolivia (b. 1920)
- Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese race car driver (b. 1949)
- Orhan Kemal, Turkish author (b. 1914)
- Albert Lamorisse, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (b. 1937)
- Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1888)
- Leo Gorcey, American actor (b. 1917)
- André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1929)
- Benno Ohnesorg, German student and activist (b. 1940)
- Vita Sackville-West, English author and poet (b. 1892)
- George S. Kaufman, American director, producer, and playwright (b. 1889)
- Lyda Borelli, Italian actress (b. 1884)
- Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (b. 1886)
- Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (b. 1880)
- Viktor Brack, German physician (b. 1904)
- Karl Brandt, German SS officer (b. 1904)
- Karl Gebhardt, German physician (b. 1897)
- Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
- Wolfram Sievers, German SS officer (b. 1905)
- John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, English sailor and politician (b. 1867)
- Bunny Berigan, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908)
- Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b. 1903)
- Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (b. 1870)
- Frank Jarvis, American runner and triple jumper (b. 1878)
- Enrique Gorostieta, Mexican general (b. 1889)
- Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Turkish painter (b. 1886)
- George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary and author (b. 1844)
- Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and politician (b. 1807)
- Émile Littré, French lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1801)
- Józef Kremer, Polish psychologist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1806)
- Ner Middleswarth, American judge and politician (b. 1783)
- Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, English general (b. 1777)
- William Tate, English painter (b. 1747)
- Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician and academic (b. 1713)
- Jonas Alströmer, Swedish businessman (b. 1685)
- Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister and theologian (b. 1680)
- Ogata Kōrin, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1658)
- Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (b. 1607)
- John Wildman, English soldier and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1621)
- Bernard of Wąbrzeźno, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1575)
- James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1525)
- Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (b. 1536)
- Shane O'Neill, head of the O'Neill dynasty in Ireland (b. 1530)
- Álvaro de Luna, Duke of Trujillo, Constable of Castile
- Katherine of Lancaster, queen of Henry III of Castile
- Rhys ap Maredudd, Welsh nobleman and rebel leader
- Peter I, Count of Urgell
- Bishop John of Oxford
- Richilde of Provence (b. 845)
- Al-Muwaffaq, Abbasid general (b. 842)
- Pope Eugene I