On This Day in History: June 6
June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 208 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- North Carolina retiree wins $344.6 million lottery jackpot using fortune cookie numbers. North Carolina lottery officials Tuesday evening revealed that a Cumberland County man was the winner of the $344.6 million Powerball ticket that was purchased in Hope Mills.
- Iowa Lottery investigation highlights difficult balance between security and profits. An examination of the difficult balance between running a secure lottery and ensuring that Iowa Lottery games are accessible and friendly for players, while still turning a healthy profit for the state.
- Man who makes living with horseshoes wins $1M Powerball prize. A Minnesota man who shoes horses for a living said he is grateful for his "impulse purchase."
- Wife of $1M Powerball winner charged with promoting prostitution. The Rankin, Pennsylvania, police officer who bought a $1 million Powerball ticket is named in a police complaint against his wife, Jennifer Brown, who faces charges, including promoting prostitution through an Internet site.
- New Mexico Lottery adds midday Pick 3 drawing. Starting Monday, New Mexico's Pick 3 lottery game will offer a 1 pm midday drawing in addition to the current 9:30 pm evening drawing.
- Woman who let Powerball winner go ahead of her has no regrets. Meet the woman who "was kind enough" to allow Gloria Mackenzie to cut in line when and purchase the winning ticket for the record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot.
- Ark. Lottery Commission denies tampering claim. The Arkansas Lottery Commission is denying allegations that it deliberately sold unsecure tickets that had a design defect that could easily lead to potential tampering.
- Woman sues business partner for share of $12.6M lottery jackpot. A lawsuit launched by a New Westminster, British Columbia, woman who claims she was tricked out of her equal share of a $12.6 million lottery jackpot is going to a full trial.
- Florida woman cashes $21M Lotto ticket. A Key Largo, Florida, woman claimed the $21 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on April 28.
- Anonymous winner claims $23M Calif. lottery jackpot. A lucky California retiree who doesn't want to be named bought a SuperLotto ticket last week worth $23 million.
- Virginia man wins $250,000 twice in three months. Lightning struck twice for Kevin Branch of Chesterfield, Virginia, who claimed his second $250,000 Mega Millions prize in three months. Plus, a Georgia mayor wins a $250,000 Mega Millions prize, and a second-place Mega Millions ticket from California is waiting to be claimed.
- Lawsuit over $315 million lottery jackpot goes to trial. A California lab technician's lawsuit seeking a share of the $315 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot divvied up by seven co-workers will go to trial.
- S.D. couple claim Powerball lottery jackpot. Beating 1-in-146 million odds to become South Dakota's latest multimillionaires, Pierre couple Lan "Bill" Nguyen and his wife, Tina, stepped forward Tuesday with the winning ticket for a nearly $117 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
- Kentucky Lottery's "666" numbers sell out. Thousands of hopeful Kentucky Lottery players quickly snatched up the 10,000 available Pick 3 tickets with the numbers 6-6-6 for today's midday drawing at 1:20 p.m., and the 10,000 available tickets for the 11 p.m. drawing were expected to be sold by early afternoon.
- S.C. Lottery Stops Selling Number "666". The South Carolina Educational Lottery has stopped selling tickets Tuesday with combiations with "666" in it.
- UK online lottery company fizzles. The chairman of UK-based "Monday", an online-only lottery, was believed to be close to resigning as the company finds itself on the brink of financial ruin after just four weeks in operation.
- N.C. gets lottery advice from Georgia, Florida. Two states - Georgia and Florida - are often cited by lottery critics and supporters as examples of success and failure, and both have lessons to offer for North Carolina.
- Ohio store sells winning $106 million Mega Millions lottery ticket. Ohio has its fourth Mega Millions lottery winner, who will gross $106 million, or a $66,666,686 lump sum.
- One Florida Lotto ticket wins $12 million jackpot. One lucky Florida resident in the Cape Haze area woke up Sunday morning and realized they now had a few extra dollars available to buy the little things, and maybe even a few big things.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$530 Million
Jun 7, 2019
- 2.$380.6 Million
Jun 7, 2017
- 3.$260 Million
Jun 7, 2016
- 4.$221 Million
Jun 7, 2014
- 5.€156 Million
Jun 8, 2012
- 6.€164.32 Million
Jun 6, 2019
- 7.$177 Million
Jun 6, 2012
- 8.€130 Million
Jun 7, 2019
- 9.€100 Million
Jun 6, 2014
- 10.€100 Million
Jun 7, 2013
- 11.$127 Million
Jun 8, 2018
- 12.€110 Million
Jun 9, 2015
- 13.$123 Million
Jun 8, 2016
- 14.€90 Million
Jun 8, 2018
- 15.€91.19 Million
Jun 6, 2016
- 16.$87 Million
Jun 6, 2018
- 16.$87 Million
Jun 9, 2004
- 16.$87 Million
Jun 9, 2004
- 19.€73 Million
Jun 7, 2016
- 20.€58 Million
Jun 12, 2009
- 21.$80 Million
Jun 6, 2003
- 21.$80 Million
Jun 6, 2017
- 23.€54 Million
Jun 7, 2011
- 24.$72.5 Million
Jun 7, 2014
- 25.$71 Million
Jun 8, 2004
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1984
36 years old
Monday, Jun 6, 1983
37 years old
Monday, Jun 6, 1977
43 years old
Thursday, Jun 6, 1974
46 years old
Saturday, Jun 6, 1970
50 years old
Monday, Jun 6, 1966
54 years old
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1962
58 years old
Monday, Jun 6, 1960
60 years old
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1956
64 years old
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1951
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- In Gonzales v. Raich, the United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.
- Tamil is established as a "classical language" by the President of India, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
- Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
- Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
- The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death"; Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
- The video game Tetris is released.
- The Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon during Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
- Bihar train disaster: A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati River. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the death toll is closer to 1,000.
- A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
- Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 is launched.
- A midair collision between a Hughes Airwest Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighter near Duarte, California, claims 50 lives.
- Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
- Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany are terminated. They never resume.
- The grand opening of the sculpture of Yuriy Dolgorukiy took place in Moscow. This statue is one of the main monuments of Moscow.
- The Basketball Association of America is founded in New York City; the BAA was the precursor to the modern National Basketball Association.
- World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
- World War II: Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma and four Japanese carriers.
- Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the "Missingest Man in New York", is declared legally dead.
- New Deal: The U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
- The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
- The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (⁄4¢/L) sold.
- Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
- The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
- World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood: The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry.
- With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-sen.
- The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
- French troops capture Abéché (in modern-day Chad) and install a puppet sultan in the Ouaddai Empire.
- Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike.
- The Chicago "L" elevated rail system begins operation.
- The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.
- More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are supposedly killed in the so-called 'Bombay Cyclone of 1882', but this has proved a hoax and did not happen.
- The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
- American Civil War: Battle of Memphis: Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates.
- Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
- Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
- The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
- The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
- The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.
- Alexis St. Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
- War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek: A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
- Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of enlightened absolutism. At the same time, Charles XIII is elected to succeed Gustav IV Adolf as King of Sweden.
- Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, is crowned King of Spain.
- Seven Years' War: British forces begin a siege of Havana, Cuba, and temporarily capture the city in the Battle of Havana.
- The Conspiracy of the Slaves in Malta is discovered.
- Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, is crowned.
- Queen Christina abdicates the Swedish throne and is succeeded by her cousin Charles X Gustav.
- The Qing dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming dynasty.
- Francis Drake's forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.
- Gustav Vasa, the Swedish regent, is elected King of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day.
- Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
- 8-year-old Constantine VII, illegitimate son of Leo VI the Wise, becomes nominal ruler of the Byzantine Empire, under the regency of a seven-man council headed by Patriarch Nicholas Mystikos, appointed by Constantine's uncle Alexander III on his deathbed.
Births On This Day
- Julian Green, American footballer
- Jake Mamo, Australian rugby league player
- Vic Mensa, American rapper
- Aisling Franciosi, Irish-Italian actress
- DeAndre Hopkins, American football player
- Hyuna, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and model
- Raisa Andriana, Indonesian singer and actress
- Ryan Higa, American comedian, YouTube personality and actor
- Vid Belec, Slovenian footballer
- Anthony Rendon, American baseball player
- Paula Brancati, Canadian actress
- Darcy Lussick, Australian rugby league player
- Paweł Wojciechowski, Polish pole vaulter
- Maria Alyokhina, Russian singer and activist
- Ryan Brathwaite, Barbadian hurdler
- Israel Dagg, New Zealand rugby player
- Niklas Hjalmarsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- Rory Kostjasyn, Australian-Irish rugby league player
- Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer
- Junichi Tazawa, Japanese-American baseball player
- Drew Galloway, Scottish wrestler
- Martyn Irvine, Northern Irish cyclist
- Sebastian Larsson, Swedish footballer
- Nikolay Varbanov, Bulgarian basketball player
- Michael Krohn-Dehli, Danish footballer
- Dennis Roady, American YouTube personality
- Joe Rokocoko, Fijian-New Zealand rugby player
- Marian Oprea, Romanian triple jumper
- Luke Burt, Australian rugby league player
- Carl Barât, English singer-songwriter
- Judith Barsi, American child actress (d. 1988)
- David Connolly, English-Irish footballer
- Mark Ellis, American baseball player
- Emilie-Claire Barlow, Canadian singer and actress
- Geoff Rowley, English skateboarder and businessman
- Niklas Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player
- Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer), American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Guillaume Musso, French novelist
- Patrick Rothfuss, American author and academic
- Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer
- Noriaki Kasai, Japanese ski jumper
- Natalie Morales, American television journalist and anchor
- Richard Di Natale, Australian politician
- Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer and coach
- Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer
- James Shaffer, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Erik Prince, American soldier and businessman, co-founded Academi
- Fernando Redondo, Argentinian footballer
- François Avard, Canadian author and screenwriter
- Max Casella, American actor
- Paul Giamatti, American actor
- Cam Neely, Canadian ice hockey player and actor
- Megumi Ogata, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Jay Bentley, American singer and bass player
- Eric Cantor, American lawyer and politician
- Vincent Collet, French former professional basketball player
- Wolfgang Drechsler, German scholar, author, and academic
- Jason Isaacs, English actor
- Ahmed Johnson, American football player, wrestler, and actor
- Dariusz Kubicki, Polish footballer and coach
- Grant Fox, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
- Tom Araya, Chilean-American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Steve Vai, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Jimmy Jam, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
- Andrey Prokofyev, Russian sprinter and hurdler (d. 1989)
- David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
- Mike Gatting, English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- Balanadarajah Iyer, Sri Lankan poet and activist (d. 2004)
- Christian Rach, German chef and author
- Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player and fashion designer
- Dave Cusack, English footballer and manager
- Marco Minniti, Italian politician, Italian Minister of the Interior
- Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian
- Sam Simon, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Suresh Bhardwaj, Indian stage designer, director and theatre teacher (d. 2016)
- Lee Smolin, American theoretical physicist
- Harvey Fierstein, American actor and playwright
- Allan Hewson, New Zealand rugby player
- Urve Tiidus, Estonian journalist and politician, 8th Estonian Minister of Culture
- Władysław Żmuda, Polish footballer and manager
- Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek lieutenant and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence
- Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese drummer, producer, and actor
- Marietta Giannakou, Greek psychiatrist and politician, Greek Minister of Health
- Noritake Takahara, Japanese race car driver
- Dwight Twilley, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist
- Chantal Akerman, Belgian actress, director, and producer (d. 2015)
- Ioannis Matzourakis, Greek footballer and manager
- Holly Near, American folk singer-songwriter
- Arlene Harris, American entrepreneur, inventor, investor and policy advocate
- David Blunkett, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Education
- Robert Englund, American actor
- Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
- Tony Levin, American bass player and songwriter
- David Dukes, American actor (d. 2000)
- Nikolai Velikov, Russian figure skater and coach
- Monty Alexander, Jamaican pianist
- Edgar Froese, Russian-German keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2015)
- Bud Harrelson, American baseball player and coach
- Phillip Allen Sharp, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Tommie Smith, American runner and football player
- José de Jesús Gudiño Pelayo, Mexican lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)
- Asif Iqbal, Indian-Pakistani cricketer
- Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
- Joe Stampley, American country music singer-songwriter
- Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
- Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya, Indian-English engineer and academic
- Tiger Lance, South African cricketer (d. 2010)
- Willie John McBride, Northern Irish rugby player, coach, and manager
- Louis Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer
- Gary U.S. Bonds, American singer-songwriter
- Eddie Giacomin, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
- Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza
- Ryuchi Matsuda, Japanese martial artist and author (d. 2013)
- Mompati Merafhe, Botswana general and politician, Vice-President of Botswana (d. 2015)
- D. Ramanaidu, Indian actor, director, and producer, founded Suresh Productions (d. 2015)
- Levi Stubbs, American singer (d. 2008)
- Jon Henricks, Australian swimmer
- Albert II of Belgium
- Eli Broad, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded KB Home
- Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- David Scott, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut
- Billie Whitelaw, English actress (d. 2014)
- Frank Tyson, English-Australian cricketer, coach, and journalist (d. 2015)
- Sunil Dutt, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (d. 2005)
- Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter and illustrator (d. 2009)
- Erdal İnönü, Turkish physicist and politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2007)
- Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998)
- Maxine Kumin, American poet and author (d. 2014)
- Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation (d. 2013)
- V. C. Andrews, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1986)
- Jean Pouliot, Canadian broadcaster (d. 2004)
- Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, English army officer and politician, 6th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2018)
- Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
- Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman, founded the Tracinda Corporation (d. 2015)
- Hamani Diori, Nigerien academic and politician, 1st President of Niger (d. 1989)
- Vincent Persichetti, American pianist and composer (d. 1987)
- Carlo L. Golino, Italian-American author, critic, and academic (d. 1991)
- Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-English historian and philosopher (d. 1997)
- Giovanni Bracco, Italian race car driver (d. 1968)
- Bill Dickey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1993)
- Robin Humphreys, British scholar of Latin America (d. 1999)
- Max August Zorn, German mathematician and academic (d. 1993)
- Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer and conductor (d. 1978)
- Bakht Singh, Indian evangelist, well-known bible teacher and preacher (d. 2000)
- Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1947)
- Jan Struther, English author and hymnwriter (d. 1953)
- Sukarno, Indonesian engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia (d. 1970)
- Manfred Sakel, Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1957)
- Walter Abel, American actor (d. 1987)
- Jacobus Johannes Fouché, South African politician, 2nd State President of South Africa (d. 1980)
- Ninette de Valois, English ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 2001)
- Henry Allingham, English soldier (d. 2009)
- Italo Balbo, Italian air marshal and politician (d. 1940)
- Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Indian author and academic (d. 1986)
- Erich Marcks, German general (d. 1944)
- Ted Lewis, American singer, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1971)
- Jock Hutchison, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1977)
- Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French lawyer and politician (d. 1956)
- Thomas Mann, German author and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
- Alix of Hesse, German princess and Russian empress (d.1918)
- Robert Falcon Scott, English sailor and explorer (d. 1912)
- David T. Abercrombie, American surveyor and businessman, founded Abercrombie & Fitch (d. 1931)
- Henry Newbolt, English historian, author, and poet (d. 1938)
- Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1918)
- Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918)
- Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter and academic (d. 1905)
- Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author and publisher (d. 1910)
- Honinbo Shusaku, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin, German philologist and scholar (d. 1856)
- Thiệu Trị, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1847)
- Alexander Pushkin, Russian author and poet (d. 1837)
- Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (d. 1807)
- John Trumbull, American soldier and painter (d. 1843)
- Nathan Hale, American soldier (d. 1776)
- Anton Schweitzer, German composer (d. 1787)
- Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
- Johann Georg Estor, German historian and theorist (d. 1773)
- Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer and educator (d. 1756)
- Hortense Mancini, favourite Italian niece of Cardinal Mazarin (d. 1699)
- Claude-Jean Allouez, French-American missionary and explorer (d. 1689)
- Pierre Corneille, French playwright and producer (d. 1684)
- Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter and educator (d. 1660)
- Yuan Chonghuan, politician, military general and writer (d. 1630)
- Godefroy Wendelin, Belgian astronomer and author (d. 1667)
- Giovanni Diodati, Swiss-Italian minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1649)
- Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche, English politician and diplomat (d. 1625)
- Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician and author (d. 1617)
- Catherine Vasa, Regent of East Frisia (d. 1610)
- Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (d. 1603)
- Regiomontanus, German mathematician, astronomer, and bishop (d. 1476)
- Władysław of Legnica (d. 1352)
- Alix of Brittany, Dame de Pontarcy; Breton noble (d. 1288)
- Wen Tianxiang, Chinese general and scholar (d. 1283)
Deaths On This Day
- Ralph Santolla, American guitarist, Deicide, Iced Earth (b. 1969)
- Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess player (b. 1931)
- Peter Shaffer, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Pierre Brice, French actor (b. 1929)
- Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author (b. 1934)
- Ronnie Gilbert, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
- Ludvík Vaculík, Czech journalist and author (b. 1926)
- Ado Bayero, Nigerian politician and diplomat (b. 1930)
- Eric Hill, English-American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
- Lorna Wing, English psychiatrist and physician (b. 1928)
- Jerome Karle, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- Eugen Merzbacher, German-American physicist and academic (b. 1921)
- Tom Sharpe, English-Spanish author and academic (b. 1928)
- Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (b. 1921)
- Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1960)
- Manuel Preciado Rebolledo, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1957)
- Mykola Volosyanko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1972)
- Marvin Isley, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1953)
- Jean Dausset, French-Spanish immunologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
- Jim Owens, American football player and coach (b. 1927)
- Arnold Newman, American photographer and educator (b. 1918)
- Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1946)
- Camille Sandorfy, Hungarian-Canadian chemist and academic (b. 1920)
- Anne Bancroft, American actress (b. 1931)
- Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)
- Ken Grimwood, American author (b. 1944)
- Dave Rowberry, English singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1940)
- Suzanne Schiffman, French screenwriter and director (b. 1939)
- Frédéric Dard, French author and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Magda Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (b. 1915)
- George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
- Barry Sullivan, American actor (b. 1912)
- Stan Getz, American saxophonist (b. 1927)
- A. Bertram Chandler, English-Australian soldier and author (b. 1912)
- Hans Leip, German author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
- Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and academic (b. 1905)
- Ruth Aarons, American table tennis player and manager (b. 1918)
- Jack Haley, American actor (b. 1897)
- J. Paul Getty, American businessman, founded the Getty Oil Company (b. 1892)
- Larry Blyden, American actor (b. 1925)
- Randolph Churchill, English journalist and politician (b. 1911)
- Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (b. 1925)
- Kâzım Özalp, Turkish general and politician, 3rd Turkish Minister of National Defence (b. 1880)
- William Baziotes, American painter and academic (b. 1912)
- Yves Klein, French painter (b. 1928)
- Tom Phillis, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1934)
- Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (b. 1875)
- Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter and educator (b. 1875)
- Fritz Kasparek, Austrian mountaineer and author (b. 1910)
- Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
- Louis Lumière, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1864)
- James Agate, English author and critic (b. 1877)
- Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
- Pandelis Pouliopoulos, Greek politician (b. 1900)
- Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and businessman, founded Chevrolet and Frontenac Motor Corporation (b. 1878)
- Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, English field marshal and politician, 12th Governor-General of Canada (b. 1862)
- Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and author (b. 1864)
- William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (b. 1847)
- Lillian Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1860)
- Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of China (b. 1859)
- John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
- Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer and poet (b. 1853)
- Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violinist and composer (b. 1820)
- Robert Stirling, Scottish minister and engineer, invented the stirling engine (b. 1790)
- William Quantrill, American captain (b. 1837)
- Turner Ashby, American colonel (b. 1828)
- Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
- Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and author (b. 1770)
- Marcellin Champagnat, French priest and saint, founded the Marist Brothers (b. 1789)
- Jeremy Bentham, English jurist and philosopher (b. 1748)
- Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect, designed the Hôtel de Mademoiselle de Condé (b. 1739)
- Antonio Cachia, Maltese architect, engineer and archaeologist (b. 1739)
- Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (b. 1736)
- Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch politician (b. 1741)
- Alexander Spotswood, Moroccan-American colonial and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (b. 1676)
- Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, French general (b. 1646)
- Martino Martini, Italian Jesuit missionary (b. 1614)
- Nadira Banu Begum, Mughal princess (b. 1618)
- Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese daimyō (b. 1556)
- Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Italian painter (b. 1483)
- João de Castro, Portuguese soldier and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1500)
- Vecchietta, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (b. 1412)
- Emperor Go-En'yū of Japan (b. 1359)
- William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster (b. 1312)
- Robert Passelewe, Bishop of Chichester
- William III of Dampierre, Count of Flanders
- John of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon
- Henry I, King of Castile and Toledo (b. 1204)
- Norbert of Xanten, German bishop and saint (b. 1060)
- Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon and Navarre
- Alexander III, Byzantine emperor (b. 870)
- Abu Musa Utamish, Muslim vizier
- Qiao Xuan, Chinese official (b. 110)