On This Day in History: June 4
June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 210 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- SC woman's road trip to NC lands her $1 million lottery prize. A South Carolina woman's visit to the next state over was well worth the drive when she picked up a scratch-off lottery ticket worth $1 million.
- "I'm retiring!" British Columbia man scores whopping $24 million Lotto jackpot. Last Wednesday, Ronald 'Ron' Cumiskey, 60, nearly forgot to check his Lotto 6/49 ticket right before bed. Instead, the trivial decision to check his numbers at the last minute probably kept him up all night, as he had learned he had the jackpot-winning ticket worth an enormous $24,369,459.
- Powerball lottery heats up with new jackpot of $375 million. If world events have got you down, maybe the rising Powerball jackpot is just the thing to lift your spirits and your dreams.
- Employee learns he won $5.8M in lottery, finishes 12-hour work shift. A pub kitchen manager scooped the UK's biggest ever scratch card jackpot of £4 million (US$5.8 million) while on his dinner break — but then went back to finish his shift.
- Defiant scratch game purchase yields $1 million prize. A Michigan man who scratched off his lottery ticket in the bathroom to keep his girlfriend from knowing what he'd done ended up winning $1 million.
- Arizona lottery ticket wins $188M Powerball jackpot. If you bought your Powerball ticket in Arizona, it's time to give it some extra scrutiny this morning, since one of the Powerball tickets sold in Arizona for the Wednesday drawing is now worth $188.9 million.
- Texas Lottery suspends sales for 'All or Nothing' game. The Texas Lottery has temporarily suspended sales for its "All or Nothing" draw game because of a game design issue.
- $11 million slot jackpot a malfunction, casino says. MaryAnn and Jim McMahon thought their money troubles were over when they hit an $11 million jackpot at a Cripple Creek, Colorado, casino Tuesday. It turns out they were wrong.
- Illinois Lottery gives players a second chance. The Illinois Lottery has launched its "Replay for Riches" summer promotion, in which non-winning tickets can be replayed for a chance to win $1 million, and players can take part in an online survey to share one moment in their lives that deserves a second chance.
- Kellogg's worker won't change much after winning $1M lottery jackpot. Edwards, a Cave Spring resident employed at the Kellogg's plant in Rome, received a check today for winning the Georgia Lottery scratch-off game Cash Explosion then headed to her job at the plant.
- Two arrested for buying lottery tickets with fake money. New York State Police have charged two men who are on parole in connection with the passage of phony $20 bills for lottery tickets.
- GTECH given time to fight for Ohio Lottery contract. Treading carefully through a legal minefield yesterday, a panel of state legislators put off a decision to hire a new company to run popular Ohio Lottery games, including Pick 3, Mega Millions and the upcoming Keno game.
- Ohio plans new video lottery game this summer. The director of the Ohio Lottery says he still plans to start a new video lottery game in July despite a delay in awarding a contract to a company that will provide the equipment to bars and restaurants.
- Yukon lotteries go under microscope. Lottery operations in the Yukon are currently under review, in the wake of similar probes in other Canadian provinces, but Yukon lottery officials foresee no problems.
- Georgia Fantasy 5 lottery player scores $95,000 jackpot. A Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, resident's fantasy has become a reality. R.J. Jordan played Fantasy 5 and won $95,427 in the May 29 drawing.
- Colorado Lottery gift scandal continues. The latest controversy in the Colorado Lottery office over gifts involves warning letters sent to 13 lottery employees charging that they didn't, as required, report gifts given to them by vendors.
- Tennessee Lottery To Award First Instant Million On June 26. One Tennessee Lottery player will become an instant millionaire after participating in the Lottery's first million-dollar grand prize drawing, to be held at 6 p.m. (CST) on June 26 at Nashville's Opry Mills shopping mall.
- Kentucky to post record sales. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. expects its sales this fiscal year, which ends June 30, to hit a record $723.8 million - meaning an extra $11 million for the state.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$475 Million
Jun 4, 2019
- 2.$380.6 Million
Jun 7, 2017
- 3.$378 Million
Jun 5, 2020
- 4.$285.6 Million
Jun 5, 2021
- 5.$260 Million
Jun 7, 2016
- 6.$192 Million
Jun 4, 2014
- 7.€163.1 Million
Jun 4, 2019
- 8.$177 Million
Jun 6, 2012
- 9.€132 Million
Jun 5, 2012
- 10.€130 Million
Jun 4, 2021
- 11.€100 Million
Jun 6, 2014
- 12.€100 Million
Jun 5, 2015
- 13.$110 Million
Jun 4, 2016
- 13.$110 Million
Jun 5, 2018
- 15.€90 Million
Jun 8, 2018
- 16.€90.39 Million
Jun 4, 2016
- 17.$87 Million
Jun 6, 2018
- 18.€73 Million
Jun 7, 2016
- 19.$81 Million
Jun 5, 2004
- 19.$81 Million
Jun 5, 2004
- 21.$80 Million
Jun 6, 2003
- 21.$80 Million
Jun 6, 2017
- 23.€54 Million
Jun 7, 2011
- 24.$72.3 Million
Jun 4, 2014
- 25.€43 Million
Jun 5, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Jun 4, 1985
36 years old
Friday, Jun 4, 1976
45 years old
Sunday, Jun 4, 1961
60 years old
Saturday, Jun 4, 1960
61 years old
Saturday, Jun 4, 1960
61 years old
Tuesday, Jun 4, 1957
64 years old
Wednesday, Jun 4, 1952
69 years old
Wednesday, Jun 4, 1952
69 years old
Saturday, Jun 4, 1949
72 years old
Friday, Jun 4, 1948
73 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Falcon 9 Flight 1 is the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.
- Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
- The first flight of Ariane 5 explodes after roughly 37 seconds. It was a Cluster mission.
- Ali Khamenei is elected as the new Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after the death and funeral of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
- The Tiananmen Square protests are suppressed in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, with between 241 and 10,000 dead (an unofficial estimate).
- Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, leads to the creation of the so-called Contract Sejm and begins the Autumn of Nations.
- Ufa train disaster: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.
- Three cars on a train carrying hexogen to Kazakhstan explode in Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, USSR, killing 91 and injuring about 1,500.
- Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.
- Gordon Kahl, who killed two US Marshals in Medina, North Dakota on February 13, is killed in a shootout in Smithville, Arkansas, along with a local sheriff, after a four-month manhunt.
- Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.
- The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.
- Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- Seventy-two people are killed when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashes at Stockport in England.
- Cold War: In the Vienna summit, the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.
- World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505: The first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
- World War II: The United States Fifth Army captures Rome, although much of the German Fourteenth Army is able to withdraw to the north.
- A military coup in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.
- World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. The Japanese Admiral Chūichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
- World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends: British forces complete evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers, only to the House of Commons, his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.
- The Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.
- Marmaduke Grove and other Chilean military officers lead a coup d'état establishing the short-lived Socialist Republic of Chile.
- The President of the Republic of China, Zhang Zuolin, is assassinated by Japanese agents.
- Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.
- Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
- The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.
- World War I: Russia opens the Brusilov Offensive with an artillery barrage of Austro-Hungarian lines in Galicia.
- Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V's horse at The Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness, and dies four days later.
- Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
- Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.
- Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
- An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.
- American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.
- Italian Independence wars: In the Battle of Magenta, the French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeat the Austrian army.
- Major Henry C. Wayne departs New York aboard the USS Supply to procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps.
- General Lafayette, a French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square, Buffalo, during his visit to the United States.
- Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory.
- King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
- Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- Élisabeth Thible becomes the first woman to fly in an untethered hot air balloon. Her flight covers four kilometres in 45 minutes, and reached 1,500 metres altitude (estimated).
- The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
- Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada, taken from the Acadians.
- Battle of Hohenfriedberg: Frederick the Great's Prussian army decisively defeated an Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine during the War of the Austrian Succession.
- Siege of Osaka: Forces under Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
- The steeple of St Paul's, the medieval cathedral of London, is destroyed in a fire caused by lightning and is never rebuilt.
- King Charles VI granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon as they had been doing for centuries.
Births On This Day
- Mackenzie Ziegler, American child actress, dancer, and recording artist
- Kim So-hyun, South Korean actress
- Drew Pavlou, Australian activist
- Shiori Tamai, Japanese singer
- Jonathan Huberdeau, Canadian ice hockey player
- Lorenzo Insigne, Italian footballer
- Matt McIlwrick, New Zealand rugby league player
- Ben Stokes, New Zealand-English cricketer
- Zac Farro, American singer and drummer
- Evan Spiegel, American Internet entrepreneur
- Federico Erba, Italian footballer
- Paweł Fajdek, Polish hammer thrower
- Matt Bartkowski, American ice hockey defenseman
- Kimberley Busteed, Australian model
- Luisa Zissman, English businesswoman
- Mollie King, English singer-songwriter and model
- Leon Botha, South African painter and DJ (d. 2011)
- Anna-Lena Grönefeld, German tennis player
- Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
- Lukas Podolski, German footballer
- Oddvar Reiakvam, Norwegian politician
- Enrico Rossi Chauvenet, Italian footballer
- Rainie Yang, Taiwanese actress
- Ian White, Canadian ice hockey player
- Romaric, Ivorian footballer
- Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
- Olha Saladuha, Ukrainian triple jumper
- Abel Kirui, Kenyan runner
- Ronnie Prude, American-Canadian football player
- Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
- Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
- Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
- François Beauchemin, Canadian ice hockey player
- Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer
- Daniel Vickerman, South African-Australian rugby player (d. 2017)
- Robin Lord Taylor, American actor
- Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer
- Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
- Roman Miroshnichenko, Ukrainian guitarist and composer
- Roland G. Fryer Jr., American economist and professor
- Kasey Chambers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alexei Navalny, Russian lawyer and politician
- Nenad Zimonjić, Serbian tennis player
- Russell Brand, English comedian and actor
- Henry Burris, American football player
- Angelina Jolie, American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist
- Dinanath Ramnarine, Trinidadian cricketer
- Alex Wharf, English cricketer
- Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni, Indian chef (d. 2012)
- Darin Erstad, American baseball player and coach
- Andrew Gwynne, English lawyer and politician
- Janette Husárová, Slovak tennis player
- Buddy Wakefield, American poet and author
- Mikey Whipwreck, American wrestler and trainer
- Derian Hatcher, American ice hockey defenseman
- Rob Huebel, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Joseph Kabila, Congolese soldier and politician, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Mike Lee, American lawyer and politician
- Shoji Meguro, Japanese director and composer
- Karl Martin Sinijärv, Estonian journalist and poet
- Noah Wyle, American actor and producer
- Deborah Compagnoni, Italian skier
- Richie Hawtin, English-Canadian DJ and producer
- Dave Pybus, English bass player and songwriter
- Izabella Scorupco, Polish-Swedish actress and model
- Horatio Sanz, Chilean-American actor and comedian
- Roger Lim, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Niurka Montalvo, Cuban-Spanish long jumper
- Al B. Sure!, American R&B singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Scott Wolf, American actor
- Robert S. Kimbrough, American colonel and astronaut
- Cecilia Bartoli, Italian soprano and actress
- Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2017)
- Bill Wiggin, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
- Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer
- Andrea Jaeger, American tennis player and preacher
- Sean Pertwee, English actor
- Kōji Yamamura, Japanese animator, producer, and screenwriter
- Sean Fitzpatrick, New Zealand rugby union player
- Jim Lachey, American football player and sportscaster
- Xavier McDaniel, American basketball player and coach
- Krzysztof Hołowczyc, Polish race car driver
- Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
- John P. Kee, American singer-songwriter and pastor
- Junius Ho, Hong Kong solicitor and politician
- El DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungarian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Hungary
- Miloš Đelmaš, Serbian footballer and manager
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch, American author
- Paul Taylor, American guitarist and keyboard player
- Bradley Walsh, English television presenter, comedian, singer and former footballer
- Juan Camacho, Bolivian runner
- Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician, 21st Greek Minister for Culture
- Anil Ambani, Indian businessman and Chairman of Reliance Infrastructure
- Neil McNab, Scottish footballer
- Keith David, American actor
- John Hockenberry, American journalist and author
- Terry Kennedy, American baseball player and manager
- Joyce Sidman, American author and poet
- Val McDermid, Scottish author
- Mary Testa, American singer and actress
- Raphael Ravenscroft, English saxophonist and composer (d. 2014)
- Kazuhiro Yamaji, Japanese actor and voice actor
- Linda Lingle, American journalist and politician, 6th Governor of Hawaii
- Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish musician and songwriter (d. 1979)
- Susumu Ojima, Japanese businessman, founded Huser
- Paul Samson, English guitarist and producer (d. 2002)
- Bronisław Komorowski, Polish historian and politician, 5th President of Poland
- Dambudzo Marechera, Zimbabwean author and poet (d. 1987)
- Leigh Kennedy, American author
- Bronisław Malinowski, Polish runner (d. 1981)
- Melanie Phillips, English journalist and author
- Wendy Pini, American author and illustrator
- David Yip, English actor and playwright
- Raymond Dumais, Canadian bishop (d. 2012)
- Gabriel Arcand, Canadian actor
- Mark B. Cohen, American lawyer and politician
- Bob Champion, English jockey
- Sandra Post, Canadian golfer and sportscaster
- Jürgen Sparwasser, German footballer and manager
- Viktor Klima, Austrian businessman and politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria
- Anthony Braxton, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer
- Daniel Topolski, English rower and coach (d. 2015)
- Gordon Waller, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
- Roger Ball, Scottish saxophonist and songwriter
- Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress
- John Burgess, Australian radio and television host
- Sandra Haynie, American golfer
- Tom Jaine, English author
- Louis Reichardt, American mountaineer
- Bill Rowe, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Kenneth G. Ross, Australian playwright and screenwriter
- Ludwig Schwarz, Slovak-Austrian bishop
- Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo, Anglo-Irish peer (d. 2014)
- Denis de Belleval, Canadian civil servant and politician
- Henri Pachard, American director and producer (d. 2008)
- George Reid, Scottish journalist and politician, 2nd Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
- John Harvard, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 2016)
- Art Mahaffey, American baseball player
- Freddy Fender, American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)
- Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American businessman and publisher, founded Boston Properties
- Vince Camuto, American fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Nine West (d. 2015)
- Bruce Dern, American actor
- Colette Boky, Canadian soprano and actress
- Berhanu Dinka, Ethiopian economist and diplomat (d. 2013)
- Monica Dacon, Vincentian educator and politician, 6th Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Daphne Sheldrick, Kenyan-British conservationist and author (d. 2018)
- John Drew Barrymore, American actor (d. 2004)
- Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1975)
- Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand author and playwright (d. 2004)
- Gustav Nossal, Austrian-Australian biologist and academic
- George Chesworth, English air marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Moray (d. 2017)
- Morgana King, American singer and actress (d. 2018)
- Viktor Tikhonov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
- Karolos Papoulias, Greek lawyer and politician, 5th President of Greece
- Ruth Westheimer, German-American therapist and author
- Henning Carlsen, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Geoffrey Palmer, English actor (d. 2020)
- Robert Earl Hughes, American who was the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world during his lifetime (d. 1958)
- Ain Kaalep, Estonian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2020)
- Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre (d. 2015)
- Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (d. 2013)
- Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Samoa (d. 1999)
- Dennis Weaver, American actor and director (d. 2006)
- Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (d. 2007)
- Masutatsu Ōyama, Japanese karateka (d. 1994)
- Milan Komar, Slovenian-Argentinian philosopher and academic (d. 2006)
- Bobby Wanzer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
- Robert Merrill, American actor and singer (d. 2004)
- Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
- Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (d. 2014)
- Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2006)
- Modibo Keïta, Malian educator and politician, 1st President of Mali (d. 1977)
- Nils Kihlberg, Swedish actor, singer, and director (d. 1965)
- Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and painter (d. 1993)
- Christopher Cockerell, English engineer, invented the hovercraft (d. 1999)
- Jacques Roumain, Haitian journalist and politician (d. 1944)
- Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)
- Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
- Bhagat Puran Singh, Indian publisher, environmentalist, and philanthropist (d. 1992)
- Yevgeny Mravinsky, Russian conductor (d. 1988)
- Beno Gutenberg, German-American seismologist (d. 1960)
- Arturo Rawson, Argentinian general and politician, 26th President of Argentina (d. 1952)
- Clara Blandick, American actress (d. 1962)
- Mabel Lucie Attwell, English author and illustrator (d. 1964)
- Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
- Nictzin Dyalhis, American author (d.1942)
- Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish general and politician, 6th President of Finland (d. 1951)
- Miina Sillanpää, Finnish journalist and politician (d. 1952)
- William Propsting, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1937)
- Alexis Lapointe, Canadian runner (d. 1924)
- Solko van den Bergh, Dutch target shooter (d. 1916)
- Jinmaku Kyūgorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 12th Yokozuna (d. 1903)
- Apollon Maykov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1897)
- James Pennethorne, English architect, designed Victoria Park (d. 1871)
- Constant Prévost, French geologist and academic (d. 1856)
- Miguel de Azcuénaga, Argentinian soldier (d. 1833)
- Franz Xaver von Zach, Slovak astronomer and academic (d. 1832)
- Patrick Ferguson, Scottish soldier, designed the Ferguson rifle (d. 1780)
- George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1820)
- Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and businessman (d. 1776)
- François Quesnay, French economist and physician (d. 1774)
- Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian captain (d. 1733)
- Claudia de' Medici, Italian daughter of Christina of Lorraine (d. 1648)
- George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith (d. 1624)
- Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1544)
- Philippa of England, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (d. 1430)
Deaths On This Day
- Juan Goytisolo, Spanish essayist, poet and novelist (b. 1931)
- Carmen Pereira, Bissau-Guinean politician (b. 1937)
- Marguerite Patten, English economist and author (b. 1915)
- Leonid Plyushch, Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1938)
- Jabe Thomas, American race car driver (b. 1930)
- Anne Warburton, British academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to Denmark (b. 1927)
- George Ho, American-Hong Kong businessman (b. 1919)
- Nathan Shamuyarira, Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)
- Sydney Templeman, Baron Templeman, English lawyer and judge (b. 1920)
- Don Zimmer, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
- Walt Arfons, American race car driver (b. 1916)
- Joey Covington, American drummer (b. 1945)
- Hermann Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer, handball player, and sportscaster (b. 1946)
- Will Wynn, American football player (b. 1949)
- Peter Beaven, New Zealand architect, designed the Lyttelton Road Tunnel Administration Building (b. 1925)
- Pedro Borbón, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1946)
- Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemalan cardinal (b. 1932)
- Herb Reed, American violinist (b. 1929)
- Juan Francisco Luis, Virgin Islander sergeant and politician, 23rd Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1940)
- Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
- John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
- Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1937)
- Bill France, Jr., American businessman (b. 1933)
- Craig L. Thomas, American captain and politician (b. 1933)
- Steve Lacy, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1934)
- Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)
- Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian architect and politician, 42nd President of Peru (b. 1912)
- Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (b. 1903)
- Ronnie Lane, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1946)
- Derek Leckenby, English musician (b. 1943)
- Bernard Evslin, American writer (b. 1922)
- Carl Stotz, American businessman, founded Little League Baseball (b. 1910)
- Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1949)
- Dik Browne, American cartoonist (b. 1917)
- Leslie Averill, New Zealand doctor and soldier (b. 1897)
- Maurice René Fréchet, French mathematician and academic (b. 1878)
- Murry Wilson, American songwriter, producer, and manager (b. 1917)
- György Lukács, Hungarian historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
- Sonny Tufts, American actor (b. 1911)
- Dorothy Gish, American actress (b. 1898)
- Linda Eenpalu, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1890)
- Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
- Katherine MacDonald, American actress and producer (b. 1881)
- Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (b. 1874)
- Reinhard Heydrich, German SS officer and politician (b. 1904)
- Wilhelm II, German Emperor (b. 1859)
- Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (b. 1900)
- Mathilde Verne, English pianist and educator (b. 1869)
- Ahmet Haşim, Turkish poet and author (b. 1884)
- Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Sharif and Emir of Mecca, King of the Hejaz (b. 1853/54)
- Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (b. 1881)
- Zhang Zuolin, Chinese warlord (b. 1873)
- Fred Spofforth, Australian-English cricketer and coach (b. 1853)
- Margaret Murray Washington, American Academic (b. 1865)
- W. H. R. Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist (b. 1864)
- Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire, 32nd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1830)
- Eduard Mörike, German pastor and poet (b. 1804)
- Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Dutch historian, jurist, and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1798)
- Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (b. 1795)
- Nicolai Abildgaard, Danish neoclassical and history painter, sculptor and architect (b. 1743)
- Frederick Muhlenberg, American minister and politician, 1st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1750)
- Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and author (b. 1725)
- William Juxon, English archbishop and academic (b. 1582)
- Canonicus, Grand Chief Sachem of the Narragansett (b. 1565)
- Péter Révay, Hungarian soldier and historian (b. 1568)
- Francis Caracciolo, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1563)
- Muretus, French philosopher and author (b. 1526)
- Nezahualcoyotl, Aztec poet (b. 1402)
- Flavio Biondo, Italian historian and author (b. 1392)
- Andronikos Palaiologos Kantakouzenos, Byzantine commander
- Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b.c. 1368)
- Przemysł I of Greater Poland (b. 1221)
- Isabella of Angoulême (b. 1188)
- Adela of Champagne (b. 1140)
- Emperor Huizong of Song (b. 1082)
- Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1106)
- Władysław I Herman, Polish nobleman (b. c. 1044)
- Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 990)
- Muhammad III of Shirvan, Muslim ruler
- Guaimar II (Gybbosus), Lombard prince
- Li Xi, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Charles, archbishop of Mainz
- Shōmu, Japanese emperor (b. 701)