On This Day in History: June 26
June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 188 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Irish family claims €12.7 million Lotto jackpot after two months of waiting. A close-knit Irish family hit the jackpot in the National Lottery's Lotto draw game in April and wisely did everything they could to prepare for the sudden influx of cash they were about to accept.
- Network of dummy online stores used to hide internet gambling payments. A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, according to a recent investigation.
- Chicago woman wins $250K from her first-ever lottery ticket. A Chicago woman won $250,000 from her first-ever lottery ticket, which she wasn't even planning to buy.
- Lottery Post moves to total encryption. As of June 26, 2015, Lottery Post is serving all of its pages over SSL encryption.
- $12M Texas Lottery jackpot set to expire Monday. According to the Texas Lottery Commission, there could be a multi-millionaire in the League City-area sitting on a winning lotto ticket from January 1.
- Winning lottery ticket pits Pa. brothers against each other. A winning lottery ticket has pitted two brothers from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, against each other in Cumberland County Court, fracturing a close familial kinship that may never exist again.
- Two tickets share massive €188 million EuroMillions jackpot. Two very lucky EuroMillions players in Ireland and Belgium have won almost €94 million each in the latest jackpot draw Tuesday evening.
- Michigan Lottery puts Internet ticket sales on hold. The Michigan Lottery is indefinitely halting plans to sell tickets and offer games on the Internet after skeptical lawmakers blocked funding to launch an online lottery in early 2014.
- Minn. store clerk accused of "micro-scratching" lottery tickets. What began as a complaint from a lottery customer about the loss of $15 led to an undercover operation and eventually the arrest of a store clerk for lottery fraud.
- Montana Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary. The Montana Lottery has changed a lot in 25 years when it began after voters overwhelmingly approved it with 60 percent in support.
- $60 million winning lottery ticket sold in CT. Somebody in Connecticut is $60 million richer and they might not even know it yet.
- $89 Million: California lottery fever hits as jackpot rises. California lottery players woke up Sunday morning to find a SuperLotto Plus jackpot that hasn't been so big since 2004 -- the kind of jackpot that will have people standing in long lines at the local convenience store.
- N.Y. lottery jackpot raised to $45 million. There was no first prize winner in Saturday night's New York Lotto drawing, causing the jackpot to rollover to $45 million for Wednesday evening's drawing.
- N.Y. store clerk busted in Lotto scam. A man who bought a Lotto ticket worth $1 million at a Huntington Station store was almost swindled out of his winnings by the clerk, State Police said.
- Powerball not hurting N.C. lottery sales. People have been playing North Carolina's lottery for a few months now, and even though Powerball is less than a month old, the game has paid out more than $2 million to residents so far.
- Big scratch games reinvigorate lottery sales. High-priced scratch-off tickets have revived lottery sales, restoring growth to a state-run business that had sagged in the face of casino and Internet gambling.
- Indiana Lottery may spend $1M to settle lawsuit. A lawsuit over a winning $5 scratch-off lottery ticket may end up costing the state of Indiana more than $1 million.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$390 Million
Jun 28, 2016
- 2.$222 Million
Jun 29, 2016
- 3.$220 Million
Jun 29, 2004
- 4.$212 Million
Jun 26, 2018
- 5.€176.62 Million
Jun 27, 2019
- 6.€132 Million
Jun 28, 2011
- 7.$145 Million
Jun 27, 2017
- 8.$135 Million
Jun 28, 2003
- 9.$122 Million
Jun 26, 2019
- 10.€100.15 Million
Jun 28, 2016
- 11.€90 Million
Jun 29, 2018
- 12.$103 Million
Jun 27, 2007
- 13.$100 Million
Jun 26, 1999
- 14.€59 Million
Jun 27, 2008
- 15.$92 Million
Jun 28, 2017
- 16.$90 Million
Jun 28, 2006
- 17.€79 Million
Jun 27, 2017
- 18.$88 Million
Jun 28, 2011
- 19.$81 Million
Jun 26, 2009
- 20.$80 Million
Jun 28, 2014
- 21.$78 Million
Jun 26, 2007
- 22.$76.3 Million
Jun 26, 2021
- 23.$76 Million
Jun 29, 2011
- 24.€64 Million
Jun 29, 2021
- 25.$75 Million
Jun 28, 2008
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Jun 26, 1991
30 years old
Sunday, Jun 26, 1988
33 years old
Thursday, Jun 26, 1986
35 years old
Thursday, Jun 26, 1980
41 years old
Monday, Jun 26, 1978
43 years old
Monday, Jun 26, 1978
43 years old
Wednesday, Jun 26, 1974
47 years old
Tuesday, Jun 26, 1973
48 years old
Thursday, Jun 26, 1969
52 years old
Sunday, Jun 26, 1966
55 years old
Saturday, Jun 26, 1965
56 years old
Friday, Jun 26, 1964
57 years old
Friday, Jun 26, 1959
62 years old
Friday, Jun 26, 1959
62 years old
Thursday, Jun 26, 1952
69 years old
Thursday, Jun 26, 1952
69 years old
Thursday, Jun 26, 1941
80 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and Syria occurred on what was dubbed Bloody Friday by international media. Upwards of 750 people were either killed or injured in these uncoordinated attacks.
- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injure 21 others.
- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- The Waldo Canyon fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.
- A suicide bomber dressed as an Iraqi policeman detonates an explosive vest, killing 25 people.
- Pope Benedict XVI reinstates the traditional laws of papal election in which a successful candidate must receive two-thirds of the votes.
- Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
- The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
- The Human Genome Project announces the completion of a "rough draft" sequence.
- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup d'état.
- Yugoslav Wars: The Yugoslav People's Army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
- Dan-Air Flight 240, flying to East Midlands Airport, crashes in Nailstone, Leicestershire. All three crew members perish.
- Air Canada Flight 189, flying to Toronto, overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of the 107 passengers on board perish.
- Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena.
- Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
- The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
- Karol Wojtyła (later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
- Cold War: U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
- The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
- Madagascar gains its independence from France.
- Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson becomes world champion of heavy weight boxing, by defeating American Floyd Patterson on technical knockout after two minutes and three seconds in the third round at Yankee Stadium.
- The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
- Lavrentiy Beria, head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
- The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewide labour parties.
- Cold War: The first supply flights are made in response to the Berlin Blockade.
- William Shockley files the original patent for the grown-junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
- Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
- The United Nations Charter is signed by 50 Allied nations in San Francisco, California.
- World War II: San Marino, a neutral state, is mistakenly bombed by the RAF based on faulty information, leading to 35 civilian deaths.
- World War II: The Battle of Osuchy in Osuchy, Poland, one of the largest battles between Nazi Germany and Polish resistance forces, ends with the defeat of the latter.
- The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
- World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
- World War II: Under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
- Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
- United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
- The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
- The American occupation of the Dominican Republic ends after eight years.
- World War I: Allied forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince in the Battle of Belleau Wood.
- World War I: The American Expeditionary Forces begin to arrive in France. They will first enter combat four months later.
- The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
- The first Grand Prix motor race is held at Le Mans.
- Bangui is founded by Albert Dolisie and Alfred Uzac in what was then the upper reaches of the French Congo.
- Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.
- The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
- The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
- End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
- Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British "in perpetuity".
- William IV becomes king of Britain and Hanover.
- French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.
- A combined force of Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
- After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
- Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
- Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory begins.
- Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego de Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
- Ottomans begin the second Siege of Rhodes.
- Richard III becomes King of England.
- Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and Edward, Earl of March, land in England with a rebel army and march on London.
- Western Schism: The Roman Catholic Church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
- Ulrich von Jungingen becomes Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
- Przemysł II crowned king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Polish coat of arms.
- Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ.
- En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima.
- Pope Benedict II is chosen.
- Roman emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sasanian Empire.
- Roman emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
- 4 AD
- Augustus adopts Tiberius.
Births On This Day
- Yesha Camile, Filipino child actress
- Chandler Smith, American racing driver
- Baek Ye-rin, South Korean singer
- Callum Taylor, English cricketer
- Hollie Arnold, English javelin thrower
- Leonard Carow, German actor
- Ariana Grande, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Joel Campbell, Costa Rican footballer
- Rudy Gobert, French basketball player
- Jennette McCurdy, American actress and singer-songwriter
- Houssem Chemali, French footballer
- Diego Falcinelli, Italian footballer
- Dustin Martin, Australian rules footballer
- Belaynesh Oljira, Ethiopian runner
- Igor Subbotin, Estonian footballer
- Oliver Stang, German footballer
- Andrew Bachelor, Canadian-American actor, comedian, director, producer, writer and social media personality
- Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian race car driver
- Samir Nasri, French footballer
- Duvier Riascos, Colombian footballer
- Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader, 17th Karmapa Lama
- Indila, French singer
- José Juan Barea, Puerto Rican-American basketball player
- Yankuba Ceesay, Gambian footballer
- Elijah Dukes, American baseball player
- Raymond Felton, American basketball player
- Priscah Jeptoo, Kenyan runner
- Jūlija Tepliha, Latvian figure skater
- Deron Williams, American basketball player
- Preslava, Bulgarian singer
- Vinícius Rodrigues Almeida, Brazilian footballer
- Nick Compton, South African-English cricketer
- Toyonoshima Daiki, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Felipe Melo, Brazilian footballer
- Antonio Rosati, Italian footballer
- Zuzana Kučová, Slovak tennis player
- Natalya Antyukh, Russian sprinter and hurdler
- Paolo Cannavaro, Italian footballer
- Kanako Kondō, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Takashi Toritani, Japanese baseball player
- Hamílton Hênio Ferreira Calheiros, Togolese footballer
- Michael Jackson, English footballer
- Jason Schwartzman, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
- Chris Shelton, American baseball player
- Michael Vick, American football player
- Ryō Fukuda, Japanese race car driver
- Walter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
- Ryan Tedder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Quincy Lewis, American basketball player
- Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player
- Pommie Mbangwa, Zimbabwean cricketer and sportscaster
- Chad Pennington, American football player and sportscaster
- Dave Rubin, American political commentator
- Chris Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player
- Terry Skiverton, English footballer and manager
- Derek Jeter, American baseball player
- Jason Kendall, American baseball player
- Gretchen Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper and police officer
- Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
- Paul Thomas Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Paul Bitok, Kenyan runner
- Irv Gotti, American record producer, co-founded Murder Inc Records
- Sean Hayes, American actor
- Adam Ndlovu, Zimbabwean footballer (d. 2012)
- Chris O'Donnell, American actor
- Nick Offerman, American actor
- Matt Letscher, American actor and playwright
- Colin Greenwood, English bass player and songwriter
- Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
- Geir Moen, Norwegian sprinter
- Mike Myers, American baseball player
- Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Icelandic lecturer and politician, 6th President of Iceland
- Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
- Shannon Sharpe, American football player and sportscaster
- Inha Babakova, Ukrainian high jumper
- Olivier Dahan, French director and screenwriter
- Dany Boon, French actor, director, and screenwriter
- Kirk McLean, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jürgen Reil, American drummer
- Tommi Mäkinen, Finnish race car driver
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian-Swiss businessman and philanthropist
- Mark McClellan, American economist and politician
- Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays, English singer-songwriter
- Jerome Kersey, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
- Greg LeMond, American cyclist
- Terri Nunn, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Mark Durkan, Irish politician
- Mark McKinney, Canadian actor and screenwriter
- Al Hunter Ashton, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- Philippe Couillard, Canadian surgeon and politician, 31st Premier of Quebec
- Patty Smyth, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Chris Isaak, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic
- Patrick Mercer, English colonel and politician
- Mick Jones, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gedde Watanabe, American actor
- Luis Arconada, Spanish footballer
- Gordon McQueen, Scottish footballer and manager
- Olive Morris, Jamaican-English civil rights activist (d. 1979)
- Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2014)
- Fredric Brandt, American dermatologist and author (d. 2015)
- Adrian Gurvitz, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Mary Styles Harris, American biologist and geneticist
- Candace Pert, American neuroscientist and pharmacologist (d. 2013)
- Gennady Zyuganov, Russian colonel and politician
- Georgie Fame, English singer, pianist, and keyboard player
- Warren Farrell, American author and educator
- J.J. Dillon, American wrestler and manager
- Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and politician, Brazilian Minister of Culture
- Yves Beauchemin, Canadian author and academic
- Chuck Robb, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th Governor of Virginia
- Zainuddin Maidin, Malaysian politician (d. 2018)
- Neil Abercrombie, American sociologist and politician, 7th Governor of Hawaii
- Billy Davis Jr., American pop-soul singer
- Gerald North, American climatologist and academic
- Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Reggie Workman, American bassist and composer
- Benjamin Adekunle, Nigerian general (d. 2014)
- Hal Greer, American basketball player (d. 2018)
- Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, Scottish politician (d. 2020)
- Edith Pearlman, American short story writer
- Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (d. 2015)
- Nancy Willard, American author and poet (d. 2017)
- Carlo Facetti, Italian race car driver
- Sandro Riminucci, Italian basketball player
- Dwight York, American singer
- Dave Grusin, American pianist and composer
- Toru Goto, Japanese swimmer
- Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (d. 2014)
- Gene Green, American baseball player (d. 1981)
- David Winnick, English politician
- Dame Marguerite Pindling, Bahamian politician; Governor-General of the Bahamas
- Don Valentine, American venture capitalist (d. 2019)
- Colin Wilson, English philosopher and author (d. 2013)
- Robert Colbert, American actor
- Jackie Fargo, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2013)
- Wolfgang Schwanitz, East German secret police
- June Bronhill, Australian soprano and actress (d. 2005)
- Fred Bruemmer, Latvian-Canadian photographer and author (d. 2013)
- Milton Glaser, American illustrator and graphic designer
- Jacob Druckman, American composer and academic (d. 1996)
- Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
- Bill Sheffield, American politician; 5th Governor of Alaska
- Samuel Belzberg, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2018)
- Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author and poet (d. 2011)
- Kenny Baker, American fiddler (d. 2011)
- Mahendra Bhatnagar, Indian poet (d. 2020)
- Fernando Mönckeberg Barros, Chilean surgeon
- Dinu Zamfirescu, Romanian politician
- Pavel Belyayev, Russian soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1970)
- Wolfgang Unzicker, German chess player (d. 2006)
- Jean Frydman, French resistant and businessman
- Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher and author (d. 2010)
- James W. McCord Jr., CIA officer (d. 2017)
- Franz-Paul Decker, German conductor (d. 2014)
- Ed Bearss, American military historian and author (d. 2020)
- Walter Farley, American author (d. 1989)
- Eleanor Parker, American actress (d. 2013)
- Enzo Apicella, English artist, cartoonist, designer, and restaurateur (d. 2018)
- Violette Szabo, French-British secret agent (d. 1945)
- Robert Everett, American computer scientist (d. 2018)
- Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2014)
- Richard Neustadt, American political scientist and academic (d. 2003)
- Jimmy Newberry, American pitcher (d. 1983)
- George Athan Billias, American historian (d. 2018)
- Donald M. Ashton, English art director (d. 2004)
- Leo Rosner, Polish-born Austrian Jewish musician (d. 2008)
- Raleigh Rhodes, American combat fighter pilot (d. 2007)
- J. B. Fuqua, American entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 2006)
- Idriz Ajeti, Albanian albanologist (d. 2019)
- Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)
- Giuseppe Taddei, Italian actor and singer (d. 2010)
- Paul Castellano, American gangster (d. 1985)
- George Haigh, English professional footballer (d. 2019)
- Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (d. 2013)
- Laurie Lee, English author and poet (d. 1997)
- Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, European royalty (d. 2001)
- Aimé Césaire, French poet, author, and politician (d. 2008)
- Maurice Wilkes, English computer scientist and physicist (d. 2010)
- Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American golfer and basketball player (d. 1956)
- Bronisław Żurakowski, Polish pilot and engineer (d. 2009)
- Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-American talent manager (d. 1997)
- Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator, director, and producer (d. 1985)
- Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (d. 1973)
- Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
- Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer (d. 1974)
- Viktor Schreckengost, American sculptor and educator (d. 2008)
- Lynd Ward, American author and illustrator (d. 1985)
- Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
- Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor and singer (d. 1964)
- Big Bill Broonzy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1958)
- Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and educator (d. 2010)
- Stuart Symington, American lieutenant and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Air Force (d. 1988)
- Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
- Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and businessman (d. 1978)
- Chesty Puller, US general (d. 1971)
- George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (d. 1950)
- Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist and news anchor(d. 1989)
- Pearl S. Buck, American novelist, essayist, short story writer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
- Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1960)
- Mitchell Lewis, American actor (d. 1956)
- Leopold Löwenheim, German mathematician and logician (d. 1957)
- Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish journalist and author (d. 1954)
- George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English archaeologist and banker (d. 1923)
- Bernard Berenson, Lithuanian-American historian and author (d. 1959)
- Robert Laird Borden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1937)
- Daoud Corm, Lebanese painter (d. 1930)
- Sam Watkins, American soldier and author (d. 1901)
- Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and author (d. 1896)
- William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish physicist and engineer (d. 1907)
- Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian soldier, journalist, and politician, 6th President of Argentina (d. 1906)
- Abner Doubleday, American general (d. 1893)
- Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (d. 1848)
- Wolfgang Menzel, German poet and critic (d. 1873)
- Jan Paweł Lelewel, Polish painter and engineer (d. 1847)
- Sunthorn Phu, Thai poet (d. 1855)
- Jan Paweł Łuszczewski, Polish politician (d. 1812)
- Charles Messier, French astronomer and academic (d. 1817)
- Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (d. 1796)
- Thomas Clap, American minister and academic (d. 1767)
- Philip Doddridge, English hymn-writer and educator (d. 1751)
- Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, French businesswoman (d. 1777)
- Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
- Edward Holyoke, American pastor and academic (d. 1769)
- Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (d. 1708)
- Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, Spanish-born bishop and viceroy of New Spain (d. 1659)
- San Pedro Claver, Spanish Jesuit saint (d. 1654)
- Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (d. 1612)
- John, Count of Angoulême (d. 1467)
- 12 BC
- Agrippa Postumus, Roman son of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and Julia the Elder (d. 14)
Deaths On This Day
- Beth Chapman, American reality Television star, Bounty Hunter
- Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1929)
- Chris Thompson, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1952)
- Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1925)
- Bill Frank, American-Canadian football player (b. 1938)
- Rollin King, American businessman, co-founded Southwest Airlines (b. 1931)
- Bob Mischak, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
- Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1921)
- Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (b. 1931)
- Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpet player and composer (b. 1939)
- Edward Huggins Johnstone, Brazilian-American sergeant and judge (b. 1922)
- Byron Looper, American politician (b. 1964)
- Justin Miller, American baseball player (b. 1977)
- Marc Rich, Belgian-American businessman (b. 1934)
- Sverker Åström, Swedish diplomat, Swedish Permanent Representative to the United Nations (b. 1915)
- Pat Cummings, American basketball player (b. 1956)
- Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
- Mario O'Hara, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
- Doris Singleton, American actress (b. 1919)
- Edith Fellows, American actress (b. 1923)
- Jan van Beveren, Dutch footballer and coach (b. 1948)
- Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian engineer and politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
- Harald Keres, Estonian physicist and academic (b. 1912)
- Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer, founded Liz Claiborne (b. 1929)
- Joey Sadler, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1914)
- Tommy Wonder, Dutch magician (b. 1953)
- Tõnno Lepmets, Estonian basketball player (b. 1938)
- Richard Whiteley, English journalist and game show host (b. 1943)
- Ott Arder, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1950)
- Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (b. 1929)
- Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
- Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)
- Denis Thatcher, English soldier and businessman (b. 1915)
- Strom Thurmond, American general, lawyer, and politician, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (b. 1902)
- Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)
- Arnold Brown, English-Canadian 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
- Hacı Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)
- Don Hutson, American football player and coach (b. 1913)
- Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (b. 1958)
- Necmettin Hacıeminoğlu, Turkish linguist and academic (b. 1932)
- Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi author and activist (b. 1929)
- Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (b. 1921)
- William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (b. 1920)
- Buddy Rogers, American wrestler (b. 1921)
- Anni Blomqvist, Finnish author (b. 1909)
- Howard Charles Green, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Public Works (b. 1895)
- Akwasi Afrifa, Ghanaian soldier and politician, 3rd Head of State of Ghana (b. 1936)
- Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint (b. 1902)
- Françoise Dorléac, French actress and singer (b. 1942)
- Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian businessman (b. 1889)
- George Orton, Canadian runner and hurdler (b. 1873)
- Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and scholar (b. 1888)
- Alfred Döblin, Polish-German physician and author (b. 1878)
- Malcolm Lowry, English novelist and poet (b. 1909)
- Clifford Brown, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1930)
- Richie Powell, American pianist (b. 1931)
- Engelbert Zaschka, German engineer (b. 1895)
- Kim Koo, South Korean educator and politician, 13th President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)
- R. B. Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1870)
- Max Kögel, German SS officer (b. 1895)
- Yōsuke Matsuoka, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1880)
- Emil Hácha, Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1872)
- Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
- Ford Madox Ford, English novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1873)
- James Weldon Johnson, American poet, lawyer and politician (b. 1871)
- Daria Pratt, American golfer (b. 1859)
- Adelaide Ames, American astronomer and academic (b. 1900)
- William Murray McPherson, Australian politician, 31st Premier of Victoria (b. 1865)
- Armand Guillaumin, French painter (b. 1841)
- Albert I, Prince of Monaco (b. 1848)
- Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and author (b. 1843)
- Edward Sabine, Irish-English astronomer, geophysicist, and ornithologist (b. 1788)
- Richard H. Anderson, American general (b. 1821)
- Mercedes of Orléans (b. 1860)
- Armand Barbès, French lawyer and politician (b. 1809)
- Max Stirner, German philosopher and author (b. 1806)
- Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French soldier and composer (b. 1760)
- George IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1762)
- Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor, co-invented the hot air balloon (b. 1740)
- Ludwik Tyszkiewicz, Polish poet and politician (b. 1748)
- Johannes Jährig, German linguist and translator (b. 1747)
- James Dickey, Irish revolutionary (b. 1776)
- Gilbert White, English ornithologist and ecologist (b. 1720)
- Caesar Rodney, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware (b. 1728)
- Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
- Giulio Alberoni, Spanish cardinal (b. 1664)
- Ralph Cudworth, English philosopher and academic (b. 1617)
- Francesco Buonamici, Italian architect, painter and engraver (b. 1596)
- Gabriel, comte de Montgomery, captain of the Scottish Guard of Henry II of France (b. 1530)
- Francisco Pizarro, Spanish explorer and politician, Governor of New Castile (b. c. 1471)
- John Argyropoulos, Byzantine philosopher and scholar (b. 1415)
- Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Persian scientist and writer (b. 1201)
- Anne of Bohemia, duchess of Silesia (b. 1203 or 1204)
- Robert, bishop of Hereford
- Jaromír, bishop of Prague
- Ramiro III, king of León
- George El Mozahem, Egyptian martyr (b. 940)
- Saichō, Japanese Buddhist monk (b. 767)
- Vigilius, bishop of Trent (b. 353)
- Julian the Apostate, Roman emperor (b. 332)
- 116 BC
- Ptolemy VIII, king of Egypt