On This Day in History: June 27
June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 187 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Pennsylvania Lottery struggles to attract bets on virtual sports games. The Pennsylvania Lottery has more than 1,850 outlets with screens displaying virtual animated football and auto races. The odds of finding someone watching a bet play out on the simulated sports action is pretty low.
- Free lottery ticket wins N.J. woman $1K a week for life. A New Jersey woman who bought a lottery ticket with a buy-one-get-one free coupon she clipped from a newspaper ended up winning a big Cash4Life Prize.
- Illinois Lottery to again delay large payouts due to budget woes. This week Illinois Lottery players face a triple-whammy: Not only will the popular Powerball and Mega Millions tickets be off the shelf, but also any big winners of any of the other draw or instant games will have to wait to collect their cash.
- Lottery rigging trial to be moved out of Des Moines. A new felony trial for a former Iowa lottery security official already convicted of scheming to win a $16.5 million jackpot will be moved out of Des Moines, a judge has ruled.
- Lottery winner's gift will help small Missouri community. A town in Missouri is celebrating its new state-of-the-art fire facility, but the community's lottery millionaires are humble about what they did to make it happen.
- $70 million Calif. SuperLotto winner comes forward. More than a month after buying the winning ticket in San Francisco, a 41-year-old man has finally come forward as the winner of a $70 million lotto ticket, the California Lottery said Wednesday.
- Changes coming to Powerball multi-state lottery game in January. As Powerball prepares to celebrate its 20th year in 2012, the game is being redesigned to bring more value to its players, including a higher starting jackpot, more chances to win, and a higher ticket price.
- $300K win brings Atlanta foster mom sunshine. For 21 years an Atlanta foster mother has cared for children she's considered her own. On the eve of her 72nd birthday, the Georgia Lottery will be taking care of her.
- Store owner killed for $3 of lottery tickets. Felony murder charges have been filed against a man accused in the dragging death of a northern New Jersey gas station owner, who authorities say was killed over the alleged theft of a few dollars worth of lottery tickets.
- $50M Lotto Max jackpot finally won. Lottery corporations in Atlantic and Western Canada say two winning tickets worth $25 million each were sold in Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., and somewhere in Saskatchewan.
- Ohio winner of $196M lottery jackpot claims prize anonymously. The $196 million lottery prize for a Mega Millions ticket sold in the Clermont County village of Amelia in May was claimed Friday by a lawyer on behalf of an undisclosed client.
- Petition submitted for starting Arkansas lottery. Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter submitted 138,615 signatures Thursday in support of a constitutional amendment creating a state-run lottery, moving his proposal to help fund college scholarships closer toward appearing on the November ballot.
- D.C. Lottery contract award put on hold. Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is withdrawing a controversial proposal to award a $120 million lottery contract to a start-up firm in a maneuver designed to prevent the agreement from dying in the D.C. Council.
- Lottery scams hard to resist for some. What if you got home today and found a letter in your mailbox telling you that you won thousands of dollars in a Canadian lottery? It sounds like great news, but it's actually a scam that's costing Americans millions of dollars every year.
- Iowa Lottery discontinues five scratch games. The Iowa Lottery is officially ending five instant-scratch games and players have until September to claim prizes in them.
- Star Spangled lottery not a hit with players. With just four days remaining until the game ends on Saturday, prior to the July 4 drawing, sales of the Massachusetts Lottery's $20 Star Spangled Sweepstakes tickets have been significantly below expectations, said lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan.
- Oklahoma Lottery to add Hot Lotto, TV show. The Oklahoma Lottery plans to start a television game show and offer an additional multi-state game in hopes of improving lower-than-expected revenues.
- $90 Million: California lottery jackpot raised again. One day after the California SuperLotto Plus jackpot rolled to $89 million, California lottery officials raised it by another $1 million.
- Honest store clerk returns $100,000 lottery ticket. An Oregon store clerk who initially misread a lottery terminal screen and declared a customer's ticket a loser, later realized his error, and returned the winning ticket to the happy lottery player.
- Winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Conn.. The only jackpot-winning ticket sold for Saturday night's $59.5 million multistate Powerball drawing was sold in Connecticut, a spokeswoman for the state lottery said.
- Texas Lottery chief admits jackpots were inflated. Texas Lottery officials admitted Friday they inflated their jackpot numbers on four separate occasions.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$390 Million
Jun 28, 2016
- 2.$232 Million
Jun 29, 2018
- 3.$222 Million
Jun 29, 2016
- 4.$220 Million
Jun 29, 2004
- 5.€176.62 Million
Jun 27, 2019
- 6.€132 Million
Jun 28, 2011
- 7.$145 Million
Jun 30, 1999
- 7.$145 Million
Jun 27, 2017
- 9.$137 Million
Jun 29, 2019
- 10.$135 Million
Jun 28, 2003
- 11.€100.15 Million
Jun 28, 2016
- 12.€90 Million
Jun 29, 2018
- 13.$103 Million
Jun 27, 2007
- 14.$94 Million
Jun 30, 2009
- 15.€59 Million
Jun 27, 2008
- 16.$92 Million
Jun 28, 2017
- 17.$91 Million
Jun 29, 2007
- 18.$90 Million
Jun 28, 2006
- 19.€79 Million
Jun 27, 2017
- 20.$88 Million
Jun 28, 2011
- 21.$80 Million
Jun 28, 2014
- 22.$76 Million
Jun 29, 2011
- 23.$75 Million
Jun 28, 2008
- 23.$75 Million
Jun 29, 2012
- 25.$74 Million
Jun 30, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Jun 27, 1988
31 years old
Wednesday, Jun 27, 1979
40 years old
Sunday, Jun 27, 1976
43 years old
Sunday, Jun 27, 1976
43 years old
Friday, Jun 27, 1975
44 years old
Friday, Jun 27, 1975
44 years old
Wednesday, Jun 27, 1973
46 years old
Tuesday, Jun 27, 1967
52 years old
Tuesday, Jun 27, 1967
52 years old
Sunday, Jun 27, 1965
54 years old
Saturday, Jun 27, 1964
55 years old
Saturday, Jun 27, 1964
55 years old
Monday, Jun 27, 1960
59 years old
Wednesday, Jun 27, 1951
68 years old
Tuesday, Jun 27, 1950
69 years old
Tuesday, Jun 27, 1944
75 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- A series of powerful cyberattacks using the Petya malware begins that swamped websites of Ukrainian organizations and counterparts with Ukrainian connections around the globe.
- A midair explosion from flammable powder at a recreational water park in Taiwan injures at least 510 people with about 183 in serious condition in intensive care.
- At least fourteen people are killed when a Gas Authority of India Limited pipeline explodes in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
- NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.
- In a highly scrutizined election President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is re-elected in a landslide after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn a week earlier, citing violence against his party's supporters.
- Tony Blair resigns as British Prime Minister, a position he had held since 1997.
- The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
- Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan. Seven people are killed, 660 injured.
- Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
- The Gare de Lyon rail accident in Paris, France, kills 56 people.
- Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
- The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its "Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China", laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.
- The 'Ustica massacre': Itavia Flight 870 crashes in the sea while en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, killing all 81 on board.
- France grants independence to Djibouti.
- Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
- U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
- The President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves Parliament and establishes a dictatorship.
- After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes Fillmore East in New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".
- Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.
- The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, the Soviet Union's first nuclear power station, opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
- The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.
- Guatemala passes Decree 900, ordering the redistribution of uncultivated land.
- The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
- In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship.
- Romanian authorities launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iași, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
- German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.
- Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi convenes an eleven-day conference to discuss Japan's strategy in China. The Tanaka Memorial, a forged plan for world domination, is later claimed to be a secret report leaked from this conference.
- During the Russo-Japanese War, sailors start a mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin.
- The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
- The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
- Confederate forces defeat Union forces during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War.
- Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are killed by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
- British forces take Buenos Aires during the first of the British invasions of the River Plate.
- Cherokee warriors defeat British forces at the Battle of Echoee near present-day Otto, North Carolina during the Anglo-Cherokee War.
- General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
- In the Battle of Dettingen, George II becomes the last reigning British monarch to participate in a battle.
- The thirteen Stratford Martyrs are burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.
- Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.
- The Republic of Ragusa is founded.
Births On This Day
- Chandler Riggs, American actor and DJ
- Anita Husarić, Bosnian tennis player
- Johanna Talihärm, Estonian biathlete
- Alberto Campbell-Staines, Australian athlete
- Ahn So-hee, South Korean singer and actress
- Karthika Nair, Indian film actress
- Hana Birnerová, Czech tennis player
- Matthew Lewis, English actor
- Stefani Bismpikou, Greek gymnast
- Matthew Spiranovic, Australian footballer
- Kate Ziegler, American swimmer
- India de Beaufort, English actress
- Ed Westwick, English actor
- Sam Claflin, British actor
- Drake Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Bryan Fletcher, American skier
- James Hook, Welsh rugby player
- Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
- Nico Rosberg, German race car driver
- Khloé Kardashian, American model, businesswoman, and radio host
- D.J. King, Canadian ice hockey player
- Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer
- Jim Johnson, American baseball player
- Dale Steyn, South African cricketer
- Nikola Rakočević, Serbian actor
- Andrew Embley, Australian footballer
- Hugo Campagnaro, Argentinian footballer
- Jennifer Goodridge, American keyboard player
- Alexander Peya, Austrian tennis player
- Kevin Pietersen, South African-English cricketer
- Craig Terrill, American football player
- Apparat, German musician
- Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer
- Johnny Estrada, American baseball player
- Leigh Nash, American singer-songwriter
- Ace Darling, American wrestler
- Bianca Del Rio, American drag queen & comedian
- Sarah Evanetz, Canadian swimmer
- Tobey Maguire, American actor
- Daryle Ward, American baseball player
- Christian Kane, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Christopher O'Neill, English-American businessman
- Olve Eikemo (Abbath Doom Occulta), Norwegian musician
- Simon Archer, English badminton player
- Dawud Wharnsby, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Jo Frost, English nanny, television personality, and author
- Serginho, Brazilian footballer
- Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (d. 2001)
- John Eales, Australian rugby player and businessman
- Jim Edmonds, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater
- Kelly Ayotte, American lawyer and politician, New Hampshire Attorney General
- Sylvie Fréchette, Canadian swimmer and coach
- George Hamilton, Northern Irish police officer
- Vasiliy Kaptyukh, Belarusian discus thrower
- Phil Kearns, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
- J.J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jörg Bergen, German footballer and manager
- Jeff Conine, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Aigars Kalvītis, Latvian politician, businessman, and former Prime Minister of Latvia
- Simon Sebag Montefiore, English journalist, historian, and author
- S. Manikavasagam, Malaysian politician and social activist
- Óscar Vega, Spanish boxer
- Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter
- Chuck Person, American basketball player and coach
- Wendy Alexander, Scottish politician, Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning
- Johnny Benson Jr., American race car driver
- Michael Ball, English actor and singer
- Sunanda Pushkar, India-born Canadian businesswoman (d. 2014)
- Craig Hodges, American basketball player and coach
- David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, British peer and filmmaker
- Robert King, English harpsichordist and conductor
- Jeremy Swift, English actor
- Dan Jurgens, American author and illustrator
- Lorrie Morgan, American singer
- Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
- Gabriella Dorio, Italian runner
- Heiner Dopp, German field hockey player and politician
- Isabelle Adjani, French actress
- Richard Ibbotson, English admiral
- Igor Gräzin, Estonian academic and politician
- Alice McDermott, American novelist
- Madan Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
- Ulf Andersson, Swedish chess player
- Julia Duffy, American actress
- Gilson Lavis, English drummer (Squeeze) and portrait artist
- Mary McAleese, Irish academic and politician, 8th President of Ireland
- Vera Wang, American fashion designer
- Camile Baudoin, American guitarist
- Joey Covington, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 2013)
- Norma Kamali, American fashion designer
- Angela King, English environmentalist and author, co-founded Common Ground
- Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist
- Ravi Batra, Indian-American economist and academic
- Bruce Johnston, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Frank Mills, Canadian pianist and composer
- Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Bill Baxley, American lawyer and politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
- James P. Hogan, English-Irish author (d. 2010)
- Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Ian Lang, Baron Lang of Monkton, Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
- R. D. Burman, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1994)
- Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (d. 2000)
- Bruce Babbitt, American lawyer and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Interior
- David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, Scottish lieutenant and judge
- Konrad Kujau, German illustrator (d. 2000)
- Joseph P. Allen, American physicist and astronaut
- Otto Herrigel, Namibian lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Kirkpatrick Sale, American author and scholar
- Lucille Clifton, American author and poet (d. 2010)
- Shirley Anne Field, English actress
- Eddie Kasko, American baseball player and manager
- Anna Moffo, American operatic soprano (d. 2006)
- Hugh Wood, English composer
- Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist
- Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Ross Perot, American businessman and politician
- Dick the Bruiser, American football player and wrestler (d. 1991)
- Peter Maas, American journalist and author (d. 2001)
- James Lincoln Collier, American journalist and author
- Rudy Perpich, American dentist and politician, 34th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1995)
- Bob Keeshan, American actor and producer (d. 2004)
- Leonard Lerman, American geneticist and biologist (d. 2012)
- Doc Pomus, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
- Wayne Terwilliger, American second baseman, coach, and manager
- Bob Appleyard, English cricketer and businessman (d. 2015)
- Jacques Berthier, French organist and composer (d. 1994)
- Elmo Hope, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
- George Walker, American composer
- Muriel Pavlow, English actress
- Fernando Riera, Chilean football player and manager (d. 2010)
- Amala Shankar, Indian danseuse
- Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer (d. 2017)
- Robert Normann, Norwegian guitarist (d. 1998)
- Grace Lee Boggs, American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 2015)
- Aideu Handique, Indian actress (d. 2002)
- John Alexander Moore, American zoologist and academic (d. 2002)
- Robert Aickman, English author and activist, co-founded the Inland Waterways Association (d. 1981)
- Helena Benitez, Filipina academic and administrator (d. 2016)
- Margaret Ekpo, Nigerian women's rights activist, social mobilizer and politician (d. 2006)
- Giorgio Almirante, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1988)
- Elton Britt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)
- Philip Guston, American painter and academic (d. 1980)
- Willie Mosconi, American pool player (d. 1993)
- E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat (d. 2016)
- Marion M. Magruder, American Marine officer, commander of the VMF(N)-533 squadron. (d. 1997)
- João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian physician and author (d. 1967)
- John McIntire, American actor (d. 1991)
- Catherine Cookson, English author and philanthropist (d. 1998)
- Vernon Watkins, Welsh-American poet and painter (d. 1967)
- Armand Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
- Merle Tuve, American geophysicist and academic (d. 1982)
- Dixie Brown, British boxer (d. 1957)
- Juan Trippe, American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (d. 1981)
- Paul Colin, French illustrator (d. 1985)
- Lewis Bernstein Namier, Polish-English historian and academic (d. 1960)
- Antoinette Perry, American actress and director (d. 1946)
- Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1958)
- Pierre Montet, French historian and academic (d. 1966)
- Guilhermina Suggia, Portuguese cellist (d. 1950)
- Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (d. 1962)
- Eduard Spranger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1963)
- Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist (d. 1968)
- Heber Doust Curtis, American astronomer (d. 1942)
- Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1906)
- Frank Rattray Lillie, American zoologist and embryologist (d. 1947)
- Kate Carew, American illustrator and journalist (d. 1961)
- Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-Canadian philosopher and activist (d. 1940)
- Hans Spemann, German embryologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
- John Monash, Australian engineer and general (d. 1931)
- May Irwin, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1938)
- Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1919)
- Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese historian and author (d. 1904)
- Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (d. 1891)
- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1894)
- Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, designed the Gewehr 98 (d. 1914)
- Bryan O'Loghlen, Irish-Australian politician, 13th Premier of Victoria (d. 1905)
- Louise von François, German author (d. 1893)
- Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy Waterston, American writer (d. 1899)
- Augustus De Morgan, English mathematician and logician (d. 1871)
- Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer (d. 1883)
- Alexis Bouvard, French astronomer and academic (d. 1843)
- Louis-Guillaume Le Monnier, French botanist and physicist (d. 1799)
- William Pepperrell, American merchant and soldier (d. 1759)
- Maximilian, Prince of Dietrichstein (d. 1655)
- Charles IX, king of France (d. 1574)
- Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1546)
- Ernst II of Saxony, Archbishop of Magdeburg (1476-1513) (d. 1513)
- Louis XII, king of France (d. 1515)
- Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter, Lancastrian leader (d. 1475)
- Manuel II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1425)
- Ibrahim II of Ifriqiya, Aghlabid emir (d. 902)
Deaths On This Day
- Joe Jackson, American manager, father of Michael Jackson (b. 1928)
- Liz Jackson, Australian journalist and former barrister (b. 1951)
- William McBridge, Australian obstetrician (b. 1927)
- Peter L. Berger, Austrian sociologist (b. 1929)
- Bud Spencer, Italian swimmer, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Zvi Elpeleg, Polish-Israeli diplomat, author, and academic (b. 1926)
- Knut Helle, Norwegian historian and professor (b. 1930)
- Chris Squire, English musician (bass guitarist), singer and songwriter, member of the rock band Yes (b. 1948)
- Edmond Blanchard, Canadian jurist and politician (b. 1954)
- Allen Grossman, American poet, critic, and academic (b. 1932)
- Leslie Manigat, Haitian educator and politician, 43rd President of Haiti (b. 1930)
- Violet Milstead, Canadian World War II aviator and bush pilot (d. 2014)
- Rachid Solh, Lebanese politician, 48th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1926)
- Stefano Borgonovo, Italian footballer (b. 1964)
- Bill Robertson, American businessman and politician (b. 1938)
- Ian Scott, English-New Zealand painter (b. 1945)
- Stan Cox, English runner (b. 1918)
- Rosemary Dobson, Australian poet and illustrator (b. 1920)
- Mike Doyle, English footballer (b. 1946)
- Corey Allen, American film and television actor, writer, director, and producer (b. 1934)
- Gale Storm, American actress (b. 1922)
- Sam Manekshaw, Indian field marshal (b. 1914)
- William Hutt, Canadian actor (b. 1920)
- Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer (b. 1959)
- Shelby Foote, American historian and author (b. 1917)
- Ray Holmes, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)
- John T. Walton, American businessman, co-founded the Children's Scholarship Fund (b. 1946)
- George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
- Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
- David Newman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
- John Entwistle, English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)
- Robert L. J. Long, American admiral (b. 1920)
- Tove Jansson, Finnish author, illustrator, and painter (b. 1914)
- Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)
- Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
- Pierre Pflimlin, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1907)
- Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, 169th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
- Gilles Rocheleau, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1935)
- Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
- Milton Subotsky, American-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1921)
- A. J. Ayer, English philosopher and academic (b. 1910)
- Billy Snedden, Australian lawyer and politician, 17th Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1926)
- George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player and referee (b. 1905)
- G.I. Taylor, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1886)
- Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler and scholar (b. 1902)
- Jaan Lattik, Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (b. 1878)
- Paul Viiding, Estonian author, poet, and critic (b. 1904)
- Lottie Dod, English tennis player, golfer, and archer (b. 1871)
- Hermann Buhl, Austrian soldier and mountaineer (b. 1924)
- Max Dehn, German-American mathematician and academic (b. 1878)
- Milada Horáková, Czech politician, victim of judicial murder (b. 1901)
- Frank Smythe, English botanist and mountaineer (b. 1900)
- Wanda Gág, American author and illustrator (b. 1893)
- Milan Hodža, Czech journalist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia (b. 1878)
- Eugene Augustin Lauste, French-American inventor (b. 1857)
- Francesco Buhagiar, Maltese politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1876)
- Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1839)
- Peter Sturholdt, American boxer (b. 1885)
- Karl Allmenröder, German soldier and pilot (b. 1896)
- George Bonnor, Australian cricketer (b. 1855)
- Victor Surridge, English motorcycle racer (b. 1882)
- Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator, co-founded Radcliffe College (b. 1822)
- Harold Mahony, Scottish-Irish tennis player (b. 1867)
- John Berryman, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1825)
- Giorgio Costantino Schinas, Maltese architect and civil engineer (b. 1834)
- Sidney Breese, American jurist and politician (b. 1800)
- Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (b. 1800)
- Joseph Smith, American religious leader, founded the Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1805)
- Ranjit Singh, founder of the Sikh Empire (b. 1780)
- Sophie Germain, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1776)
- James Smithson, English chemist and mineralogist (b. 1765)
- Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian and academic (b. 1754)
- Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (b. 1711)
- Philippe de Noailles, French general (b. 1715)
- Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet and author (b. 1639)
- Roger Twysden, English historian and politician (b. 1597)
- Eleonora Gonzaga, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1598)
- Johannes Valentinus Andreae, German theologian (b. 1586)
- Date Masamune, Japanese strongman (b. 1567)
- John Hayward, English historian, journalist, and politician (b. 1564)
- Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1539)
- Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys (b. 1525)
- Giorgio Vasari, Italian historian, painter, and architect (b. 1511)
- Michael An Gof, rebel leader
- Thomas Flamank, rebel leader
- Alfonso V of Aragon (b. 1396)
- Floris V, Count of Holland (b. 1254)
- King Sancho VI of Navarre (b. 1132)
- Odo II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
- Conan I of Rennes, Duke of Brittany