On This Day in History: June 22
June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 192 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- California Lottery issues new rules for retailers after rash of thefts. A rash of thefts of California Lottery tickets in San Jose prompted the state this week to roll out a new system aimed at preventing store owners from paying out purloined scratchers.
- WV Lottery Commission establishes rules for sports betting. The West Virginia Lottery Commission has set its rules for sports betting in the state, following an emergency meeting Thursday.
- Lottery vending machines in Kansas may depend on whether lawmakers show up Monday. Your ability to buy lottery tickets from vending machines in Kansas may depend on how many lawmakers show up for the ceremonial last day of the session Monday.
- Pa. seniors worry expanded gambling will hurt lottery proceeds. A bill passed in the Pennsylvania House would allow casino-style gambling in airports, veterans halls, and truck stops.
- US Senate panel demands info in lottery scandal. A U.S. Senate oversight panel demanded Wednesday to know how state lotteries are increasing their security measures after an insider allegedly rigged jackpots for years to enrich himself and associates.
- $363 MILLION: Red hot Mega Millions jackpot set for Friday. After its months-long build-up, the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot is finally starting to increase rapidly as tickets are bring scooped up by loyal and casual players alike.
- $136M Powerball winner sued for 'dooring' cyclist. A Staten Island plumber who won a $136 million Powerball jackpot is being sued by Kieran Del Pasqua, who says he was sent flying when Perosi opened the door of his Ford F150 in a bike lane in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
- Ohio Lottery officials exploring other ways to pay winning-ticket holders. Ohio Lottery officials are considering new options to pay some winners because retailers now have less cash on hand to give out to those holding winning tickets.
- Ohio Lottery privatization critics getting louder. A chorus of critics across the political spectrum is rising up against plans by Ohio Republicans to privatize day-to-day operations of the state lottery and expand its reach into slots-like video lottery terminals at horse tracks.
- Damaging evidence against former Mass Lottery overseer. Former Massachusetts state treasurer Timothy P. Cahill was directly involved in the state lottery's decision to launch a $1.65 million taxpayer-funded advertising blitz seen as benefiting his campaign for governor last year, according to e-mails and other documents obtained by local media.
- N.M. Lottery rockin' out with new Kiss scratch game. Kiss, the iconic rock band that has sold more than 80 million albums, can now add the Kiss Scratcher Game to their staggering list of accomplishments.
- Two big Penn. Lottery prizes due to expire July 4. Two Pennsylvania Lottery winning tickets -- a Powerball ticket worth $200,000 and a Quinto evening ticket worth $50,000 from the July 4, 2009, drawings -- have yet to be presented for payment.
- N.C. Senate approves Internet sweepstakes ban. The North Carolina Senate passed a bill Monday night that would ban electronic sweepstakes in North Carolina.
- Georgia carpenter wins lottery twice in a week. One week after winning $1,000 in the Georgia Lottery, a 62-year-old carpenter struck it really big.
- N.C. town abuzz over $88M Powerball lottery jackpot win. There was one question just about everybody in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, wanted answered Sunday: Who bought the winning Powerball ticket worth $88.1 million?
- $39M lottery ticket sold at Santa Cruz store. One lucky Californian is holding a SuperLotto Plus lottery ticket worth $39 million.
- Arkansas Lottery targets Oct. 29 for first ticket sales. The Arkansas Lottery Commission set official target dates Friday for the first lottery tickets to go on sale: Oct. 29 for instant-win, scratch-off tickets and Dec. 14 for tickets for drawing games.
- Virginia man claims lottery raffle prize. Donnie Taylor, a 60-year-old retired graphics technician, has claimed his $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery's latest sweepstakes, the Millionaire Raffle.
- Tyler man wins $1 million Texas Lottery jackpot. A Tyler man is a little richer after winning $1 million in the Texas Lottery.
- NJ Lottery to enforce child support withholdings from winners. A measure approved unanimously by the New Jersey State Assembly would require lottery officials to deduct outstanding debt before awarding prize money.
- $1 million lottery ticket was overlooked for weeks. A Tennessee man carried a winning Million $ Madness raffle ticket in his wallet for weeks after the drawing.
- $82 Million: California lottery jackpot keeps rolling. The jackpot in the California SuperLotto Plus lottery game grew to $82 million Thursday -- currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
- Illinois lottery privitization plan panned by tax group. An estimated $10 billion windfall from the sale or lease of the Illinois Lottery for state education funding would be short-lived, maintains a new report by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, a Chicago-based fiscal policy think tank.
- CA Lottery spars with legislator over Mega Millions legality. California lottery officials told a Senate committee Tuesday that they had the power to join the multistate Mega Millions lotto game even though the authorization wasn't spelled out in the 1984 initiative that set up the lottery.
- Odds longer, prizes bigger as California joins Mega Millions. The odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery game got a bit longer on Wednesday, but the prizes also got sweeter.
- Mega Millions lottery goes on sale in California. Today, 35 million Californians get their first chance to buy a ticket on what may become the biggest lottery jackpot ever offered -- but the odds of winning a fortune are the longest ever seen.
- Florida man claims $6 million Lotto prize. A hairdresser became a millionaire after buying a winning Lotto ticket on a camping trip.
- Penn. Woman Admits Guilt in Lottery Scam. A woman in Scranton, Pennsylvania admitted she's guilty of running a lottery scam out of a convenient store.
- $145 million winner contacts lottery officials. The winner of Saturday's $145 million Lotto Texas jackpot who bought the ticket in El Paso contacted the Texas Lottery Commission on Monday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$363 Million
Jun 24, 2016
- 2.€185 Million
Jun 25, 2013
- 3.€173.8 Million
Jun 22, 2019
- 4.$192 Million
Jun 22, 2018
- 5.$184 Million
Jun 22, 2016
- 6.€119 Million
Jun 24, 2011
- 7.$150 Million
Jun 22, 2004
- 8.$134 Million
Jun 23, 2017
- 9.$127 Million
Jun 22, 2013
- 10.€98.36 Million
Jun 23, 2016
- 11.$110 Million
Jun 25, 2003
- 12.$108 Million
Jun 22, 2019
- 13.€90 Million
Jun 22, 2018
- 14.$97 Million
Jun 23, 2010
- 15.€59 Million
Jun 27, 2008
- 16.$89 Million
Jun 23, 2007
- 17.$88 Million
Jun 23, 1999
- 18.$82 Million
Jun 24, 2006
- 19.€73 Million
Jun 23, 2017
- 20.$79 Million
Jun 24, 2017
- 21.$76 Million
Jun 24, 2011
- 22.$70 Million
Jun 25, 2014
- 22.$70 Million
Jun 22, 2002
- 24.$68 Million
Jun 23, 2009
- 25.€60.6 Million
Jun 22, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Jun 22, 1985
34 years old
Tuesday, Jun 22, 1982
37 years old
Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
42 years old
Tuesday, Jun 22, 1976
43 years old
Friday, Jun 22, 1973
46 years old
Thursday, Jun 22, 1972
47 years old
Monday, Jun 22, 1970
49 years old
Monday, Jun 22, 1970
49 years old
Thursday, Jun 22, 1967
52 years old
Tuesday, Jun 22, 1965
54 years old
Monday, Jun 22, 1964
55 years old
Monday, Jun 22, 1964
55 years old
Monday, Jun 22, 1964
55 years old
Friday, Jun 22, 1962
57 years old
Monday, Jun 22, 1959
60 years old
Monday, Jun 22, 1959
60 years old
Sunday, Jun 22, 1958
61 years old
Saturday, Jun 22, 1957
62 years old
Sunday, Jun 22, 1947
72 years old
Friday, Jun 22, 1945
74 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Afghan National Assembly building is attacked by gunmen after a suicide bombing. All six of the gunmen are killed and 18 people are injured.
- Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment and succeeded by Federico Franco.
- A Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter plane is shot down by the Syrian Armed Forces, killing both of the plane's pilots and worsening already-strained relations between Turkey and Syria.
- A Washington D.C Metro train traveling southbound near Fort Totten station collides into another train waiting to enter the station. Nine people are killed in the collision (eight passengers and the train operator) and at least 80 others are injured.
- An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response.
- Cold War: Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
- The famous Hand of God goal, scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, ignites controversy. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century. Argentina wins 2-1 and later goes on to win the World Cup.
- Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Gatwick Airport.
- Charon, Pluto's first satellite, was discovered at the United States Naval Observatory by James W. Christy.
- The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
- The ship HMT Empire Windrush brought the first group of 802 West Indian immigrants to Tilbury, marking the start of modern immigration to the United Kingdom.
- World War II: The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.
- World War II: Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
- World War II: Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
- The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by US Congress.
- World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
- World War II: France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany, in the same railroad car in which the Germans signed the Armistice in 1918.
- Rif War: The Spanish Army suffers its worst military defeat in modern times to the Berbers of the Rif region of Spanish Morocco.
- The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
- George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
- Spanish-American War: The US Fifth Army Corps lands in Cuba.
- British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.
- The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet's commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
- The United States Department of Justice is created by the U.S. Congress.
- Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.
- The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
- War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
- In the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
- A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
- The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
- The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy.
- Portuguese forces repel a Dutch invasion at the Battle of Macau during the Dutch-Portuguese War.
- Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Ottomans.
- Fatahillah expels Portuguese forces from Sunda Kelapa, now regarded as the foundation of Jakarta.
- The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army near the Rednitz River, killing its leader Gebhard, Duke of Lotharingia (Lorraine).
- Battle of Versinikia: The Bulgars led by Krum defeat the Byzantine army near Edirne. Emperor Michael I is forced to abdicate in favor of Leo V the Armenian.
- 168 BC
- Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat Macedonian King Perseus who surrenders after the battle, ending the Third Macedonian War.
- 217 BC
- Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.
Births On This Day
- Chase Renz, American golfer
- Mikel Merino, Spanish footballer
- Sebastien Haller, French footballer
- Carlos Vinícius Santos de Jesus, Brazilian footballer
- Loris Karius, German footballer
- Ura Kazuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Harry Reid, British actor
- Hugo Mallo, Spanish footballer
- Kei Inoo, Japanese idol, actor, model, and singer
- Sebastian Jung, German footballer
- Cédric Mongongu, Congolese footballer
- Jung Yong-hwa, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor
- Omri Casspi, Israeli basketball player
- Lara Bingle, Australian model and television personality
- Danny Green, American basketball player
- Nikita Rukavytsya, Ukrainian-Australian footballer
- Thomas Leuluai, New Zealand rugby league player
- Dustin Johnson, American golfer
- Rubén Iván Martínez, Spanish footballer
- Jerome Taylor, Jamaican cricketer
- Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
- Allar Raja, Estonian rower
- Andoni Iraola, Spanish footballer
- Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
- Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
- Sione Lauaki, New Zealand rugby player
- Aquivaldo Mosquera, Colombian footballer
- Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player
- Stephanie Jacobsen, Hong Kong-Australian actress
- Joey Cheek, American speed skater
- Thomas Voeckler, French cyclist
- Champ Bailey, American football player
- Dan Wheldon, English racing driver (d. 2011)
- Urmas Reinsalu, Estonian academic and politician, 28th Estonian Minister of Defence
- Jo Cox, British MP (d. 2016)
- Joseph Vijay, Indian film actor
- Carson Daly, American radio and television host
- Damien Oliver, Australian jockey
- Gary Connolly, English rugby player
- Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress and comedian
- Kurt Warner, American football player and sportscaster
- Darrell Armstrong, American basketball player and coach
- Miri Yu, Zainichi, Korean novelist
- Michael Park, English racing driver (d. 2005)
- Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress
- Dean Woods, Australian cyclist
- Uwe Boll, German director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ľubomír Moravčík, Czech footballer and manager
- Cadillac Anderson, American basketball player
- Amy Brenneman, American actress
- Dan Brown, American author and academic
- Miroslav Kadlec, Czech footballer
- Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 61st Yokozuna
- John Tenta, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2006)
- Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Bobby Gillespie, Scottish musician and singer-songwriter
- Clyde Drexler, American basketball player and coach
- Gerald Hillringhaus, German footballer
- Jimmy Somerville, Scottish singer-songwriter
- Erin Brockovich, American lawyer and environmentalist
- Margrit Klinger, German runner
- Tracy Pollan, American actress
- Michael Kinane, Irish jockey
- Nicola Sirkis, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Daniel Xuereb, French footballer
- Bruce Campbell, American actor, director, producer and writer
- Danny Baker, English journalist and screenwriter
- Garry Gary Beers, Australian bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Kevin Bond, English footballer and manager
- Michael Stratton, English geneticist and academic
- Darryl Brohman, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
- Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani agriculturist and politician, 25th Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Tim Russ, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Markus Schatte, German footballer, manager, and coach
- Derek Forbes, Scottish bass player and guitarist
- Green Gartside, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Christine Orengo, British academic and educator
- Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
- Wim Eijk, Dutch cardinal
- Mauro Francaviglia, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
- Cyndi Lauper, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Bruce McAvaney, Australian journalist and sportscaster
- Graham Greene, Canadian actor
- Santokh Singh, Malaysian football player
- Brian Cookson, British cyclist and sports administrator
- Craig Gruber, American bass player (d. 2015)
- Humphrey Ocean, English painter and academic
- Sharon Maughan, English actress
- Adrian Năstase, Romanian lawyer and politician, 59th Prime Minister of Romania
- Greg Oliphant, Australian rugby league player
- Zenonas Petrauskas, Lithuanian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)
- Tom Alter, Indian actor (d. 2017)
- Larry Junstrom, American bass player
- Brian Leveson, English lawyer and judge
- Alan Osmond, American singer and producer
- Meryl Streep, American actress and singer
- Luís Filipe Vieira, Portuguese businessman
- Lindsay Wagner, American actress
- Elizabeth Warren, American academic and politician
- James Charteris, 13th Earl of Wemyss, Scottish businessman
- Todd Rundgren, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Octavia E. Butler, American author (d. 2006)
- Howard Kaylan, American pop-rock singer-songwriter and musician (The Turtles; Flo & Eddie)
- Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)
- Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian lieutenant and politician, President of Ghana
- Linda Bond, Canadian 19th General of The Salvation Army
- Sheila Hollins, Baroness Hollins, English psychiatrist and academic
- Eliades Ochoa, Cuban singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Józef Oleksy, Polish economist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (d. 2015)
- Stephen Waley-Cohen, English journalist and businessman
- Rainer Brüderle, German economist and politician, German Minister of Economics and Technology
- Peter Asher, English singer, guitarist, and producer
- Helmut Dietl, German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Brit Hume, American journalist and author
- Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor and director
- Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)
- Terttu Savola, Finnish journalist and politician
- Joan Busfield, English sociologist, psychologist, and academic
- Hubert Chesshyre, English historian and author
- Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- Esther Rantzen, English journalist
- Don Matthews, American-Canadian football player and coach (d.2017)
- Ed Paschke, Polish-American painter and academic (d. 2004)
- Chris Blackwell, English record producer, co-founded Island Records
- Bernie McGann, Australian saxophonist and composer (d. 2013)
- Kris Kristofferson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Ferran Olivella, Spanish footballer
- Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian accordion player and composer
- James Bjorken, American physicist, author, and academic
- Dianne Feinstein, American politician
- Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, Princess of Iran (d. 2001)
- Yevgeny Kychanov, Russian orientalist, historian, and academic (d. 2013)
- Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)
- June Salter, Australian actress (d. 2001)
- Prunella Scales, English actress
- John Wakeham, Baron Wakeham, English businessman and politician, Leader of the House of Lords
- Yury Artyukhin, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1998)
- Walter Bonatti, Italian journalist and mountaineer (d. 2011)
- Bruce Kent, English activist and laicised Roman Catholic priest
- Ralph Waite, American actor and director (d. 2014)
- Anthony Low, Indian-English historian and academic (d. 2015)
- George Englund, American film editor, director, producer and actor (d. 2017)
- Rachid Solh, Lebanese politician, 48th Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 2014)
- Doreen Mantle, South African-English actress
- Christopher Booth, English clinician and historian (d. 2012)
- Larkin Kerwin, Canadian physicist and academic (d. 2004)
- José Giovanni, French-Swiss director and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Group (d. 2002)
- Clair Cameron Patterson, American scientist (d. 1995)
- Joseph Papp, American director and producer (d. 1991)
- Barbara Vucanovich, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Radovan Ivšić, Croatian writer (d. 2009)
- James H. Pomerene, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2008)
- Jovito Salonga, Filipino lawyer and politician, 14th President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 2016)
- Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)
- Henri Tajfel, Polish social psychologist (d. 1982)
- Clifton McNeely, American basketball player and coach (d. 2003)
- Cicely Saunders, English Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer (d. 2005)
- Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
- Richard Eastham, American actor (d. 2005)
- Emil Fackenheim, Jewish philosopher and Reform rabbi (d. 2003)
- Dolf van der Linden, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1999)
- Cornelius Warmerdam, American pole vaulter and coach (d. 2001)
- Randolph Hokanson, American pianist
- Thomas Quinn Curtiss, American writer, and film and theatre critic (d. 2000)
- Mei Zhi, Chinese author and essayist (d. 2004)
- Sándor Weöres, Hungarian poet and author (d. 1989)
- Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
- Raymonde Allain, French model and actress (d. 2008)
- Vernon Kirby, South African tennis player
- John Hunt, Baron Hunt, Indian-English lieutenant and mountaineer (d. 1998)
- Anne Ziegler, English singer (d. 2003)
- Konrad Zuse, German computer scientist and engineer, invented the Z3 computer (d. 1995)
- Katherine Dunham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2006)
- Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Spanish aristocratic (d. 2002)
- Mike Todd, American producer and manager (d. 1958)
- Eriks Ādamsons, Latvian writer, poet, and novelist (d. 1946)
- William Kneale, English logician and philosopher (d. 1990)
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American pilot and author (d. 2001)
- Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
- John Dillinger, American criminal (d. 1934)
- Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
- Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)
- Elias Katz, Finnish runner and coach (d. 1947)
- Oskar Fischinger, German-American abstract artist, filmmaker, and painter (d. 1967)
- Richard Gurley Drew, American engineer, invented Masking tape (d. 1980)
- Michał Kalecki, Polish economist and academic (d. 1970)
- Erich Maria Remarque, German-Swiss soldier and author (d. 1970)
- Edmund A. Chester, American journalist and broadcaster (d. 1973)
- Norbert Elias, German-Dutch sociologist and philosopher (d. 1990)
- Leonard W. Murray, Canadian admiral (d. 1971)
- Bernard Ashmole, English archaeologist and art historian (d. 1988)
- Robert Ritter von Greim, German general and pilot (d. 1945)
- Franz Alexander, Hungarian psychoanalyst and physician (d. 1964)
- Aleksander Warma, Estonian commander and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 1970)
- Harold Hitz Burton, American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of Cleveland (d. 1964)
- Julian Huxley, English biologist and academic (d. 1975)
- Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
- James Rector, American sprinter and lawyer (d. 1949)
- Johannes Drost, Dutch swimmer (d. 1954)
- Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 9th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
- Pascual Díaz y Barreto, Mexican archbishop (d. 1936)
- Walter Friedrich Otto, German philologist and scholar (d. 1958)
- Filippo Silvestri, Italian entomologist and academic (d. 1949)
- William McDougall, English psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
- Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician and academic (d. 1909)
- Maximilian von Spee, Danish-German admiral (d. 1914)
- Henry Rider Haggard, English novelist (d. 1925)
- Samuel Morris, Australian cricketer (d. 1931)
- Tom Dula, American soldier (d. 1868)
- Richard Seddon, English-New Zealand politician, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1906)
- Oscar von Gebhardt, German theologian and academic (d. 1906)
- Paul Morphy, American chess player (d. 1884)
- Ernst Ziller, German-Greek architect, designed the Presidential Mansion (d. 1923)
- William Chester Minor, American surgeon and linguist (d. 1920)
- James Hutchison Stirling, Scottish physician and philosopher (d. 1909)
- Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1872)
- James Beaumont Neilson, Scottish engineer and businessman (d. 1865)
- Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher, academic, and politician, Interior Minister of Prussia (d. 1835)
- Étienne Méhul, French pianist and composer (d. 1817)
- George Vancouver, English lieutenant and explorer (d. 1798)
- Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
- John Sackville, English cricketer and politician (d. 1765)
- John Taylor, English author and scholar (d. 1766)
- Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1762)
- Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister and theologian (d. 1754)
- Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician and militarian (d. 1671)
- Alessandro de' Medici, duke of Florence (d. 1537)
- Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset, English nobleman (d. 1530)
- Eleanor of Naples, duchess of Ferrara (d. 1493)
- Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Italian writer and wife of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (d. 1482)
- Elizabeth Bonifacia, heiress of Poland (d. 1399)
- Robert I, duke of Normandy (d. 1035)
- Sayf al-Dawla, founder of the Emirate of Aleppo (d. 967)
- Rui Zong, emperor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 716)
Deaths On This Day
- Vinnie Paul, American musician (b. 1964)
- Mao Kobayashi, Japanese newscaster and actress (b. 1982)
- Quett Masire, Botswanan politician (b. 1926)
- James Horner, American composer and conductor (b. 1953)
- Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-American author and academic (b. 1945)
- Rama Narayanan, Indian director and producer (b. 1949)
- Henning Larsen, Danish architect, designed the Copenhagen Opera House (b. 1925)
- Allan Simonsen, Danish race car driver (b. 1978)
- Juan Luis Galiardo, Spanish actor and producer (b. 1922)
- Coşkun Özarı, Turkish footballer and coach (b. 1931)
- Natalia Bekhtereva, Russian neuroscientist and psychologist (b. 1924)
- George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author (b. 1937)
- Dody Goodman, American actress and dancer (b. 1914)
- Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
- Bob Bemer, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1920)
- Mattie Stepanek, American poet and author (b. 1990)
- Vasil Bykaŭ, Belarusian war novelist (b. 1924)
- Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
- Gérard Pelletier, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1919)
- Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet and songwriter (b. 1931)
- Al Hansen, American sculptor and author (b. 1927)
- Pat Nixon, American educator, 44th First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
- Ilya Frank, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
- Dennis Day, American singer and actor (b. 1916)
- Fred Astaire, American actor and dancer (b. 1899)
- Joseph Losey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
- Louis Chiron, Monégasque race car driver (b. 1899)
- Jacqueline Audry, French director and screenwriter (b. 1908)
- Peter Laughner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)
- Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (b. 1892)
- Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese surgeon and author (b. 1942)
- Judy Garland, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
- Thaddeus Shideler, American hurdler (b. 1883)
- David O. Selznick, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1902)
- Havank, Dutch journalist and author (b. 1904)
- Hermann Brill, German educator and politician, 8th Minister-President of Thuringia (b. 1895)
- Walter de la Mare, English poet, short story writer and novelist (b. 1873)
- Isamu Chō, Japanese general (b. 1895)
- Mitsuru Ushijima, Japanese general (b. 1887)
- August Froehlich, German priest and activist (b. 1891)
- Monty Noble, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1873)
- C. J. Dennis, Australian poet and author (b. 1876)
- Moritz Schlick, German-Austrian physicist and philosopher (b. 1882)
- Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (b. 1866)
- Tim Birkin, English racing driver and lieutenant (b. 1896)
- Armand Fallières, French politician, 9th President of France (b. 1841)
- A. B. Frost, American illustrator and painter (b. 1851)
- Felix Klein, German mathematician and academic (b. 1849)
- Ștefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet and translator (b. 1875)
- Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, 9th Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
- Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop and missionary (b. 1823)
- Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician and academic (b. 1819)
- Howard Staunton, English chess player (b. 1810)
- Rudecindo Alvarado, Argentinian general (b. 1792)
- Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
- Carlo Zimech, Maltese priest and painter (b. 1696)
- Matthew Henry, Welsh minister and author (b. 1662)
- Josiah Child, English merchant, economist, and politician (b. 1630)
- Katherine Philips, Anglo-Welsh poet (b. 1631)
- Johann von Aldringen, Austrian field marshal (b. 1588)
- James Whitelocke, English judge and politician, Chief Justice of Chester (b. 1570)
- John Fisher, English bishop and saint (b. 1469)
- Leonardo Loredan, Italian politician, 76th Doge of Venice (b. 1436)
- Jamshīd al-Kāshī, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
- Aimone, Count of Savoy (b. 1291)
- Innocent V, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1225)
- Roger I of Sicily, Norman nobleman (b. 1031)
- Leo Passianos, Byzantine general
- Qian Hongzuo, king of Wuyue (b. 928)
- Gebhard, Frankish nobleman
- Gerhard I, Frankish nobleman
- Paulinus of Nola, Christian bishop and poet (b. 354)