On This Day in History: June 23
June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 191 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Michigan man wins second lottery jackpot in 18 months. A Michigan man has won his second Michigan Lottery Fantasy 5 jackpot in 18 months.
- Lottery jackpot rigger's Iowa convictions dismissed. The Iowa Supreme Court has dismissed the conviction of an Iowa man who just last week pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related with rigging lottery computers in order to win jackpots, but the dismissal has little practical impact on the case.
- £1 million EuroMillions prize goes unclaimed. A United Kingdom lottery player from Leicestershire has missed out on the chance to become a millionaire.
- Jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $131.5 million sold in Philadelphia. One jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $131.5 million from the June 22 drawing was sold at Federal Beer, 1440 Federal St., Philadelphia.
- Judge rules in legal dispute over $33M Lotto Max jackpot. A $33 million lottery jackpot should soon be in the hands of an Edmonton man who has waited almost two months to claim the prize, one of the biggest awarded to a single lottery winner in Canada.
- Self-described 'lottery freak' buys $88M Powerball ticket. Jeff Wilson, 27, has his "lottery freak" dad to thank for helping him win the $88 million Powerball. Wilson met the media Tuesday and talked about his winnings.
- Michigan Lottery's Millionaire Raffle results. The Michigan Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn today, and made six instant millionaires.
- Californians snap up tickets for new Mega Millions lottery game. Californians dished out their first dollars Wednesday on a multistate lottery that has paid record jackpots as high as $363 million.
- Google Ranks Lottery Post #29 of All Lottery Sites. Lottery Post, the Internet's most active participatory lottery forum, is ranked 29th among all active lottery Web sites.
- $177 Million:" Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $177 million Wednesday, the largest jackpot in 4 months.
- Mass. woman scratches off $1M lottery ticket. An Adams, Massachusetts resident is $1 million richer thanks to a $10 instant lottery ticket she bought at Nassif's Professional Pharmacy Friday.
- N.D. gets Hot Lotto starting Thursday. North Dakota lottery players will have a second game to play starting Thursday, four months after the introduction of Powerball.
- GTECH's 1Q earnings up 31 percent. Gtech Holdings Corp., the world's largest operator of lotteries, Tuesday posted a 31 percent jump in profit for its latest quarter, helped by continued strong sales.
- Weather knocks out Texas city's lottery terminals. Two days after Saturday's $145 million Lotto Texas drawing, lottery terminals across Amarillo were shut down by bad weather.
- Georgia Lottery to Drop Change Game. The Change Game - a Georgia Lottery contest that lets people wager their spare coins on several daily drawings - will be discontinued at the end of this month, officials said Tuesday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$363 Million
Jun 24, 2016
- 2.€185 Million
Jun 25, 2013
- 3.$212 Million
Jun 26, 2018
- 4.$203 Million
Jun 25, 2016
- 5.€175.36 Million
Jun 25, 2019
- 6.$177 Million
Jun 25, 2004
- 7.€119 Million
Jun 24, 2011
- 8.$134 Million
Jun 23, 2017
- 9.$122 Million
Jun 26, 2019
- 10.€98.36 Million
Jun 23, 2016
- 11.$110 Million
Jun 25, 2003
- 12.€90 Million
Jun 29, 2018
- 13.$97 Million
Jun 23, 2010
- 14.€59 Million
Jun 27, 2008
- 15.$89 Million
Jun 23, 2007
- 16.$88 Million
Jun 23, 1999
- 17.$82 Million
Jun 24, 2006
- 18.€73 Million
Jun 23, 2017
- 19.$79 Million
Jun 24, 2017
- 20.$78 Million
Jun 26, 2007
- 21.$76 Million
Jun 24, 2011
- 22.$70 Million
Jun 25, 2014
- 23.€61.67 Million
Jun 24, 2017
- 24.$68 Million
Jun 23, 2009
- 25.$65 Million
Jun 26, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1987
32 years old
Thursday, Jun 23, 1983
36 years old
Wednesday, Jun 23, 1971
48 years old
Wednesday, Jun 23, 1971
48 years old
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1970
49 years old
Monday, Jun 23, 1969
50 years old
Sunday, Jun 23, 1968
51 years old
Wednesday, Jun 23, 1965
54 years old
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1964
55 years old
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1964
55 years old
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1964
55 years old
Thursday, Jun 23, 1960
59 years old
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1953
66 years old
Tuesday, Jun 23, 1953
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A series of terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan resulting in 96 deaths and wounded 200 others.
- The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.
- The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons are shipped out for destruction.
- Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.
- Militants stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan and killed ten climbers, as well as a local guide.
- Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
- The 8.4 Mw southern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 74 people dead, and 2,687 injured.
- The Nintendo 64 home video game console is first released in Japan, with Nintendo ultimately selling 32.93 million units worldwide.
- Sonic the Hedgehog is released to American audiences, then to PAL and Japanese audiences a month later, kickstarting the successful Sonic franchise.
- A terrorist bomb explodes at Narita International Airport near Tokyo. An hour later, the same group detonates a second bomb aboard Air India Flight 182, bringing the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
- A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six-year-old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
- Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
- Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
- Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
- IBM announces that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.
- Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
- Cold War: The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force 18 months after the opening date for signature was set for December 1, 1959.
- The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
- Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
- The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.
- The ocean liner, SS United States, is christened and launched.
- The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
- The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
- World War II: Germany's latest fighter aircraft, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
- The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
- Adolf Hitler goes on a three-hour tour of the architecture of Paris with architect Albert Speer and sculptor Arno Breker in his only visit to the city.
- The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
- Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
- The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
- Estonian War of Independence: The decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cēsis; this date is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
- In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
- Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
- Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
- The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
- The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
- Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
- American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant Confederate army.
- The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
- War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
- John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
- Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
- American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
- Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut: Austria defeats Prussia.
- Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld: Allied (British, Hanoverian, and Prussian) forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
- Battle of Plassey: Three thousand British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000-strong Indian army under Siraj ud-Daulah at Plassey.
- The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
- William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
- The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
- The Action of Faial, Azores. The Portuguese carrack Cinco Chagas, loaded with slaves and treasure, is attacked and sunk by English ships with only 13 survivors out of over 700 on board.
- Dragut, commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Great Siege of Malta.
- Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
- First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
- A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
- The Battle of Moclín takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.
- War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Trapani, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet, capturing all its ships.
- Sun Quan proclaims himself emperor of Eastern Wu.
Births On This Day
- Alexandra Trusova, Russian figure skater
- Tim Anderson, American baseball player
- Marvin Grumann, German footballer
- Luiza Galiulina, Uzbekistani gymnast
- Nampalys Mendy, French footballer
- Katie Armiger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Clevid Dikamona, French footballer
- Vasek Pospisil, Canadian tennis player
- Laura Ràfols, Spanish footballer
- Jordan Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
- Chet Faker, Australian singer-songwriter
- Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
- Alessia Filippi, Italian swimmer
- Christy Altomare, American Actress and singer songwriter
- Marcel Reece, American football player
- Duffy, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress
- Takeshi Matsuda, Japanese swimmer
- Levern Spencer, Saint Lucian high jumper
- Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
- José Manuel Rojas, Chilean footballer
- Derek Boogaard, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- Antony Costa, English singer-songwriter
- Rolf Wacha, German rugby player
- Becky Cloonan, American author and illustrator
- Melissa Rauch, American actress
- Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
- Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player
- LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
- Memphis Bleek, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Frederic Leclercq, French heavy metal musician
- Matt Light, American football player and sportscaster
- Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
- Hayden Foxe, Australian footballer and manager
- Jaan Jüris, Estonian ski jumper
- Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Shaun O'Hara, American football player and sportscaster
- Wade Barrett, American soccer player and manager
- Joe Becker, American guitarist and composer
- Savvas Poursaitidis, Greek-Cypriot footballer and scout
- Brandon Stokley, American football player
- Paola Suárez, Argentinian tennis player
- Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress and singer
- Patrick Vieira, French footballer and manager
- Kevin Dyson, American football player and coach
- David Howell, English golfer
- Mike James, American basketball player
- KT Tunstall, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician
- Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
- Mark Hendrickson, American basketball and baseball player
- Selma Blair, American actress
- Louis Van Amstel, Dutch dancer and choreographer
- Zinedine Zidane, French footballer and manager
- Fred Ewanuick, Canadian actor and producer
- Félix Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Robert Brooks, American football player
- Martin Deschamps, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Yann Tiersen, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Martin Klebba, American actor, producer, and stuntman
- Chico DeBarge, American singer and pianist
- Paul Arthurs, English guitarist
- Peter O'Malley, Australian golfer
- Nicolas Marceau, Canadian economist and politician
- Tara Morice, Australian actress and singer
- Joss Whedon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Lou Yun, Chinese gymnast
- Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
- Chuck Billy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Richard Arnold, English lawyer and judge
- Zoran Janjetov, Serbian singer and illustrator
- LaSalle Thompson, American basketball player, coach, and manager
- Donald Harrison, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
- Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese composer and programmer
- John Hayes, English politician, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change
- Dave Houghton, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
- Frances McDormand, American actress, winner of the Triple Crown of Acting
- Daniel J. Drucker, Canadian academic and educator
- Tony Hill, American football player and sportscaster
- Randy Jackson, American bass player and producer
- Pierre Corbeil, Canadian dentist and politician
- Glenn Danzig, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Jean Tigana, French footballer and manager
- Angelo Falcón, Puerto Rican-American political scientist, activist, and academic, founded the National Institute for Latino Policy
- Michèle Mouton, French race car driver and manager
- Raj Babbar, Indian actor and politician
- Gordon Bray, Australian journalist and sportscaster
- Sheila Noakes, Baroness Noakes, English accountant and politician
- Clarence Thomas, American lawyer and judge, currently serving as a Supreme Court Justice
- Bryan Brown, Australian actor and producer
- Julian Hipwood, English polo player and coach
- Ted Shackelford, American actor
- Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and author
- John Garang, Sudanese colonel and politician, President of Southern Sudan (d. 2005)
- Patrick Bokanowski, French filmmaker
- Ellyn Kaschak, American psychologist and academic
- James Levine, American pianist and conductor
- Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, English cosmologist and astrophysicist
- Robert Hunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Roger McDonald, Australian author and screenwriter
- Keith Newton, English footballer (d. 1998)
- Adam Faith, English singer (d. 2003)
- Derry Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
- Wilma Rudolph, American runner (d. 1994)
- Mike Shrimpton, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2015)
- Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish painter and musician (d. 1962)
- Diana Trask, Australian singer-songwriter
- Scott Burton, American sculptor (d. 1989)
- Martti Ahtisaari, Finnish captain and politician, 10th President of Finland, Nobel Prize laureate
- Alan Haselhurst, English academic and politician
- Niki Sullivan, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)
- Richard Bach, American novelist and essayist
- Costas Simitis, Greek economist, lawyer, and politician, 180th Prime Minister of Greece
- Maurice Ferré, Puerto Rican-American politician, 32nd Mayor of Miami
- Keith Burkinshaw, English footballer and manager
- Keith Sutton, English bishop (d. 2017)
- Bill Torrey, Canadian businessman (d. 2018)
- Virbhadra Singh, Indian politician
- Peter Millett, Baron Millett, English lawyer and judge
- Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (d. 1981)
- Ola Ullsten, Swedish politician and diplomat (d. 2018)
- Donn F. Eisele, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1987)
- John Elliott, English historian and academic
- Francis Newall, 2nd Baron Newall, English businessman and politician
- Anthony Thwaite, English poet, critic, and academic
- Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny, former First Lady of Ivory Coast
- June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 2003)
- Mario Ghella, Italian racing cyclist
- Jean Cione, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- Klaus von Dohnányi, German politician
- Michael Shaara, American author and academic (d. 1988)
- Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
- John Habgood, Baron Habgood, English archbishop
- Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, English microbiologist and parasitologist (d. 2017)
- Magda Herzberger, Romanian author, poet and composer, survivor of the Holocaust
- Annette Mbaye d'Erneville, Senegalese writer
- Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italian sculptor
- Miriam Karlin, English actress (d. 2011)
- Art Modell, American businessman (d. 2012)
- Anna Chennault, Chinese widow of Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault (d. 2018)
- Frank Bolle, American comic-strip artist, comic-book artist and illustrator
- Peter Corr, Irish-English footballer and manager (d. 2001)
- Elroy Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- Doris Johnson, American politician
- Jerry Rullo, American professional basketball player (d. 2016)
- Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian communist and Partisan (d. 1945)
- Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (d. 2010)
- Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1998)
- James Cumes, Australian author, economist, public servant and diplomat
- Paul Findley, American politician
- Saleh Ajeery, Kuwaiti astronomer
- Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian politician, President of Algeria (d. 1992)
- Len Hutton, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1990)
- Irene Worth, American actress (d. 2002)
- Al G. Wright, American bandleader and conductor
- Frances Gabe, American artist and inventor (d. 2016)
- William P. Rogers, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (d. 2001)
- Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1954)
- Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter (d. 1987)
- Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2008)
- Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (d. 2000)
- Bill King, English commander and author (d. 2012)
- Lawson Little, American golfer (d. 1968)
- David Lewis, Russian-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1981)
- Georges Rouquier, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
- Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian actress and singer (d. 2008)
- James Meade, English economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- Tribhuvan of Nepal (d. 1955)
- Jack Pickersgill, Canadian civil servant and politician, 35th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1997)
- Quintin McMillan, South African cricketer (d. 1938)
- Paul Martin Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1992)
- Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (d. 1962)
- Blanche Noyes, American aviator, winner of the 1936 Bendix Trophy Race (d. 1981)
- Amédée Gordini, Italian-born French racing driver and sports car manufacturer (d. 1979)
- Harold Barrowclough, New Zealand military leader, lawyer and Chief Justice (d. 1972)
- Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)
- Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom (d. 1972)
- Anna Akhmatova, Ukrainian-Russian poet and author (d. 1966)
- Verena Holmes, English engineer (d. 1964)
- Bronson M. Cutting, American publisher and politician (d. 1935)
- Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (d. 1979)
- Huda Sha'arawi, Egyptian feminist and journalist (d. 1947)
- Norman Pritchard, Indian-English hurdler and actor (d. 1929)
- Sándor Bródy, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1924)
- Albert Giraud, Belgian poet and librarian (d. 1929)
- Paul Heinrich von Groth, German scientist (d. 1927)
- Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1910)
- Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (d. 1846)
- John Milton Bernhisel, American physician and politician (d. 1881)
- Joséphine de Beauharnais, French wife of Napoleon I (d. 1814)
- Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist and academic (d. 1801)
- Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (d. 1789)
- Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Italian instrument maker (d. 1786)
- Étienne Fourmont, French orientalist and sinologist (d. 1745)
- Giambattista Vico, Italian jurist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1744)
- John Fell, English churchman and influential academic (d. 1686)
- Shah Shuja, Mughal prince (d. 1661)
- Johan Banér, Swedish field marshal (d. 1641)
- Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)
- Charles II, Duke of Savoy, Italian nobleman (d. 1496)
- Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (d. 1486)
- Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488)
- Stefan, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken (d. 1459)
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- Caesarion, Egyptian king (d. 30 BC)
Deaths On This Day
- Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (b. 1927)
- Miguel Facussé Barjum, Honduran businessman (b. 1924)
- Nirmala Joshi, Indian nun, lawyer, and social worker (b. 1934)
- Dick Van Patten, American actor (b. 1928)
- Nancy Garden, American author (b. 1938)
- Euros Lewis, Welsh cricketer (b. 1942)
- Paula Kent Meehan, American businesswoman, co-founded Redken (b. 1931)
- Bobby Bland, American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
- Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1944)
- Frank Kelso, American admiral and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1933)
- Kurt Leichtweiss, German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)
- Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Darryl Read, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (b. 1951)
- Sharon Stouder, American swimmer (b. 1948)
- James Durbin, English economist and statistician (b. 1923)
- Brigitte Engerer, French pianist and educator (b. 1952)
- Alan McDonald, Northern Ireland footballer and manager (b. 1963)
- Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation (b. 1925)
- Walter J. Zable, American football player and businessman, founded the Cubic Corporation (b. 1915)
- Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
- Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
- Fred Steiner, American composer and conductor (b. 1923)
- John Burton, Australian public servant and diplomat (b. 1915)
- Raymond Berthiaume, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1931)
- Ed McMahon, American game show host and announcer (b. 1923)
- Jerri Nielsen, American physician and explorer (b. 1952)
- Claudio Capone, Italian-Scottish actor (b. 1952)
- Arthur Chung, Guyanan surveyor and politician, 1st President of Guyana (b. 1918)
- Marian Glinka, Polish actor and bodybuilder (b. 1943)
- Rod Beck, American baseball player (b. 1968)
- Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter, founded Spelling Television (b. 1923)
- Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
- Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet and critic (b. 1925)
- Pedro Alcázar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
- Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (b. 1972)
- Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish-American actress (b. 1911)
- Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (b. 1936)
- Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, 174th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
- Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer and rugby player (b. 1921)
- Roger Grimsby, American journalist (b. 1928)
- Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (b. 1914)
- Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)
- Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)
- Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor, and politician (b. 1898)
- Werner Best, German police officer and jurist (b. 1903)
- Sanjay Gandhi, Indian engineer and politician (b. 1946)
- Clyfford Still, American painter and academic (b. 1904)
- Gerry Birrell, Scottish race car driver (b. 1944)
- Roscoe Turner, American soldier and pilot (b. 1895)
- Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish runner (b. 1907)
- Boris Vian, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
- Reinhold Glière, Russian composer and educator (b. 1875)
- Salih Omurtak, Turkish general (b. 1889)
- Albert Gleizes, French painter (b. 1881)
- Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian journalist and activist (b. 1923)
- Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Indian guru and philosopher (b. 1838)
- William Fox, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1812)
- Theophilus Shepstone, English-South African politician (b. 1817)
- Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and academic (b. 1804)
- Samuel Newitt Wood, American lawyer and politician (b. 1825)
- Matthias Jakob Schleiden, German botanist and academic (b. 1804)
- Ivan Kireyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1806)
- Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, Electress of Bavaria (b. 1776)
- James Mill, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1773)
- Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet, Scottish geologist and geophysicist (b. 1761)
- Nicolau Tolentino de Almeida, Portuguese poet and author (b. 1740)
- Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (b. 1723)
- Mikael Sehul, Ethiopian warlord (b. 1691)
- Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and author (b. 1692)
- Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
- Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss paleontologist and scholar (b. 1672)
- John Mill, English theologian and author (b. 1645)
- William Coventry, English politician (b. 1628)
- William Louis, duke of Württemberg (b. 1647)
- Mashita Nagamori, Japanese daimyō (b. 1545)
- Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese commander (b. 1537)
- Dragut, Ottoman admiral (b. 1485)
- Pedro de Mendoza, Spanish conquistador (b. 1487)
- Margaret II, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1311)
- Giacomo Gaetani Stefaneschi, Italian cardinal (b. c. 1270)
- Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (b. 1270)
- Henry de Bohun, English knight
- Henryk IV Probus, duke of Wrocław and high duke of Kraków (b. c. 1258)
- Constance of Aragon, Hungarian queen (b. 1179)
- Adalbert of Mainz, German archbishop
- Henry I, margrave of Austria
- Lothair Udo I, count of Stade (b. 950)
- Feng Yanji, chancellor of Southern Tang (b. 903)
- Li Congyi, prince of Later Tang (b. 931)
- Wang, imperial consort of Later Tang
- Æthelthryth, English saint (b. 636)
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- Vespasian, Roman emperor (b. AD 9)