On This Day in History: June 8
June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 206 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- One lottery ticket sold in California wins $530 million Mega Millions jackpot. Somebody in California just added half a billion dollars to their bank account.
- NJ man claims $315.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot. Tayeb Souami was all smiles Friday as New Jersey lottery officials announced that he was the winner of the $315.3 million Powerball jackpot.
- $435 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot on track to 17-month high. By Saturday evening, the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot will almost certainly become the largest US lottery jackpot since the game's monstrous $1.6 billion record in Jan. 2016.
- Mega Millions ponderously reaches $280 million. Lottery Post examines the current Mega Millions jackpot situation, which is both awe-inspiring in its offering of instant wealth, as well as frustrating in its slow ascent.
- West Virginia man wins $300,000 in Pick 4 lottery. Larry Hughes of Kimball, West Virginia, may soon have relatives he never knew he had coming out to Kimball to visit him after winning $302,600 on Thursday night's Daily 4 drawing.
- S.C. Lottery goes dark on Election Day. For those looking to test your luck in the South Carolina state lottery, you won't be able to Tuesday.
- Largest lottery prize in Canadian history hits $70M mark. Canadians will have a shot at the country's largest-ever lottery prize total this Friday -- $70 million.
- Forgotten lottery ticket worth $250,000. A lottery ticket tucked away in a wallet for months turned out to be a winner, worth $250,000.
- N.Y. Lottery funds college scholarships. Proceeds from the New York Lottery are funding college scholarships for more than 1,200 students statewide.
- IL Senator again pushes for online lottery ticket sales. One Illinois State Senator is pushing internet sales for the lottery to help ease the lines at stores, but some are not too excited about the idea.
- Study finds wealthy counties get most benefit from Indiana Lottery profits. A newspaper's review of the Hoosier Lottery has found that while lower-income players disproportionately fund the lottery, the state transfers lottery profits disproportionately to the wealthiest counties.
- $6.9M lottery winner steps forward. After 76 suspenseful days, a winner has stepped forward to claim the record-breaking $6.9 million lottery prize for the Match 6 ticket sold at Giant Eagle supermarket in Ebensburg.
- Vermont man finds lottery winner in wallet. A Swanton, Vermont, man who read a news report about unclaimed Megabucks winnings discovered he had one of the $10,000 tickets in his wallet, Vermont Lottery officials said Thursday.
- West Virgina Lottery's help line under scrutiny. The director of the West Virginia Lottery asked for an investigation Tuesday of allegations over the Lottery's handling of the state's Problem Gambler Help Network.
- California judge rules in favor of Mega Millions lottery. California Lottery officials announced that the Sacramento Superior Court ruled California's participation in the multi-state Mega Millions game is legal, and that it does not require specific legislative approval.
- New TV drama about lottery winners gets mixed reviews. "Windfall" is a new NBC drama about twenty people from differing backgrounds who split a $386 million jackpot after winning with a group lottery ticket.
- Whittaker sued by casino over bad checks. Caesars casino is suing the winner of a $315 million lottery jackpot, claiming he bounced checks worth $1.5 million trying to cover gambling losses.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$447.8 Million
Jun 10, 2017
- 2.$280 Million
Jun 10, 2016
- 3.$259.8 Million
Jun 11, 2014
- 4.$205 Million
Jun 9, 2012
- 5.€156 Million
Jun 8, 2012
- 6.€165.8 Million
Jun 8, 2019
- 7.€118 Million
Jun 10, 2014
- 8.€139 Million
Jun 11, 2019
- 9.€112 Million
Jun 11, 2013
- 10.$127 Million
Jun 8, 2018
- 11.€110 Million
Jun 9, 2015
- 12.$123 Million
Jun 8, 2016
- 13.€90 Million
Jun 8, 2018
- 14.$105 Million
Jun 9, 2018
- 15.€92.62 Million
Jun 9, 2016
- 16.€68 Million
Jun 10, 2011
- 17.$95 Million
Jun 10, 2003
- 18.€84 Million
Jun 10, 2016
- 19.$90 Million
Jun 9, 2017
- 20.$87 Million
Jun 9, 2004
- 20.$87 Million
Jun 9, 2004
- 22.€58 Million
Jun 12, 2009
- 23.$73 Million
Jun 10, 2006
- 24.$72.8 Million
Jun 9, 2014
- 25.$71 Million
Jun 8, 2004
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Jun 8, 1983
36 years old
Sunday, Jun 8, 1975
44 years old
Friday, Jun 8, 1973
46 years old
Friday, Jun 8, 1973
46 years old
Tuesday, Jun 8, 1971
48 years old
Saturday, Jun 8, 1968
51 years old
Thursday, Jun 8, 1967
52 years old
Thursday, Jun 8, 1967
52 years old
Tuesday, Jun 8, 1965
54 years old
Tuesday, Jun 8, 1965
54 years old
Friday, Jun 8, 1962
57 years old
Sunday, Jun 8, 1958
61 years old
Friday, Jun 8, 1956
63 years old
Wednesday, Jun 8, 1949
70 years old
Tuesday, Jun 8, 1948
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 28 people are killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.
- Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
- At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.
- At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.
- Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
- The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
- Mamoru Takuma kills eight and injures 15 in a mass stabbing at an elementary school in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan.
- Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
- The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.
- Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
- Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: Fifty-six British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
- Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.
- Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
- An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both aircraft during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA test pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed.
- Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita scale: The first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
- The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.
- The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
- An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.
- The United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C. cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
- Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
- George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
- World War II: The two-day Battle of Porta between the Royal Italian Army and the Greek People's Liberation Army begins.
- World War II: The Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
- World War II: The Allies commence the Syria-Lebanon Campaign against the possessions of Vichy France in the Levant.
- World War II: The completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.
- Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
- Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing ("Northern Capital").
- Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
- A solar eclipse is observed at Baker City, Oregon by scientists and an artist hired by the United States Navy.
- Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
- Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
- Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.
- Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).
- American Civil War: Battle of Cross Keys: Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George B. McClellan.
- American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
- A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island, commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
- Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
- James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
- Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
- American Revolutionary War: American attackers are driven back at the Battle of Trois-Rivières.
- Richard le Scrope, the Archbishop of York, and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
- Richard I arrives in Acre, beginning his crusade.
- Edward the Confessor becomes King of England, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England.
- Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of Norse activity in the British Isles.
- Muhammad, Islamic prophet, dies in Medina.
- Italy invaded by Attila the Hun.
- Battle of Antioch: With the support of the Syrian legions, Elagabalus defeats the forces of emperor Macrinus. He flees, but is captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia.
Births On This Day
- Francesca Capaldi, American actress
- Jeļena Ostapenko, Latvian tennis player
- Doğanay Kılıç, Turkish footballer
- Sebá, Brazilian footballer
- Todd Barclay, New Zealand politician
- Mickey Bushell, English wheelchair racer
- Timea Bacsinszky, Swiss tennis player
- Mitchell Schwartz, American football player
- Coralie Balmy, French swimmer
- Issiar Dia, Senegalese footballer
- Patrick Kaleta, American ice hockey player
- Andrej Sekera, Slovak ice hockey player
- Alexandre Despatie, Canadian diver
- Rosanna Pansino, American actress, writer and TV personality
- Javier Mascherano, Argentinian footballer
- Gaines Adams, American football player (d. 2010)
- Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player
- Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer
- Coby Karl, American basketball player
- Matteo Barbini, Italian rugby player
- Michael Cammalleri, Canadian ice hockey player
- Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
- Irina Lăzăreanu, Romanian-Canadian model and singer
- Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
- Alex Band, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Matteo Meneghello, Italian race car driver
- Sara Watkins, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
- Gustavo Manduca, Brazilian footballer
- Jamie Spencer, Irish jockey
- Alexei Kozlov, Estonian figure skater
- Pete Orr, Canadian-American baseball player
- Derek Trucks, American guitarist and songwriter
- Adine Wilson, New Zealand netball player
- Rob Holliday, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- İpek Şenoğlu, Turkish tennis player
- Eun Ji-won, South Korean rapper, dancer, and producer
- Maria Menounos, American television journalist
- Kanye West, American rapper, producer, director, and fashion designer
- Eion Bailey, American actor
- Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player and coach
- Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
- Catherine McKinnell, English lawyer and politician
- Emm Gryner, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Bryan McCabe, Canadian-American ice hockey player
- Mark Ricciuto, Australian footballer and sportscaster
- Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress and producer
- Pål Arne Fagernes, Norwegian javelin thrower (d. 2003)
- Lauren Burns, Australian taekwondo practitioner
- Alma Lepina, Latvian figure skater
- Lexa Doig, Canadian model and actress
- Bryant Reeves, American basketball player
- Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
- Mark Feuerstein, American actor, director, and producer
- Gabrielle Giffords, American businesswoman and politician
- Kwame Kilpatrick, American educator and politician, 68th Mayor of Detroit
- Steve Renouf, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Troy Vincent, American football player
- David Barnhill, Australian rugby league player and coach
- J. P. Manoux, American actor
- Marcos Siega, American director and producer
- Rob Ray, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Dan Futterman, American actor, screenwriter and producer
- Russell E. Morris, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of St Andrews
- Julianna Margulies, American actress
- Doris Pearson, English singer-songwriter and choreographer
- Kevin Farley, American screenwriter
- Rob Pilatus, German model, dancer and singer (Milli Vanilli) (d. 1998)
- Butch Reynolds, American runner and coach
- Karen Kingsbury, American journalist and author
- Antoaneta Todorova, Bulgarian javelin thrower
- John Gibbons, American baseball player and manager
- Andreas Keim, German footballer
- Nick Rhodes, English keyboard player and producer
- Mary Bonauto, American lawyer and gay rights activist
- Mick Hucknall, English singer-songwriter
- Terje Gewelt, Norwegian bassist
- Thomas Steen, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
- Mohsen Kadivar, Iranian philosopher
- Louise Richardson, Irish political scientist and academic
- Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Scott Adams, American author and illustrator
- Don Robinson, American baseball player and politician
- Sonja Vectomov, Czech/Finnish sculptor
- Udo Bullmann, German politician
- Jonathan Potter, English psychologist, sociolinguist, and academic
- Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web
- José Antonio Camacho, Spanish footballer and manager
- Griffin Dunne, American actor, director, and producer
- Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Black Flag)
- Kiril of Varna, Bulgarian metropolitan (d. 2013)
- Sergei Storchak, Ukrainian-Russian politician
- Billy Hayes, English union leader
- Sandy Nairne, English historian and curator
- Ivo Sanader, Croatian historian and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Croatia
- Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter
- Tony Rice, American guitarist and songwriter
- Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter
- Kathy Baker, American actress
- Sônia Braga, Brazilian actress and producer
- Emanuel Ax, Polish-American pianist and educator
- Hildegard Falck, German runner
- Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter and painter
- Sara Paretsky, American author
- Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, geneticist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate
- Graham Henry, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- Steven Fromholz, American singer-songwriter, producer, and poet (d. 2014)
- Derek Underwood, English cricketer
- Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
- Marc Ouellet, Canadian cardinal
- Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Colin Baker, English actor
- William Calley, American lieutenant
- Willie Davenport, American colonel and hurdler (d. 2002)
- Peter Eggert, German footballer and manager
- Pierre-André Fournier, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 2015)
- Nikos Konstantopoulos, Greek politician, Greek Minister of the Interior
- Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player
- Robert Bradford, Northern Irish politician and activist (d. 1981)
- George Pell, Australian cardinal
- Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
- Herb Adderley, American football player
- Angelo Amato, Italian cardinal
- Gillian Clarke, Welsh poet and playwright
- James Darren, American actor
- Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Molade Okoya-Thomas, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)
- Millicent Martin, English actress and singer
- Rommie Loudd, American football player and coach (d. 1998)
- Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (d. 2014)
- Robert Stevens, English lawyer and academic
- Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and sportscaster
- Ian Kirkwood, Lord Kirkwood, Scottish lawyer and judge (d. 2017)
- James Goldstone, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Dana Wynter, British actress (d. 2011)
- Robert Aumann, German-American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Marcel Léger, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1993)
- Nada Inada, Japanese psychiatrist and author (d. 2013)
- Jerry Stiller, American actor, comedian and producer
- Barbara Bush, American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States (d. 2018)
- Billie Dawe, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2013)
- Kenneth Waltz, American political scientist and academic (d. 2013)
- Gordon McLendon, American broadcaster and businessman (d. 1986)
- Olga Nardone, American actress (d. 2010)
- LeRoy Neiman, American soldier and painter (d. 2012)
- Alexis Smith, Canadian-born American actress and singer (d. 1993)
- Suharto, Indonesian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia (d. 2008)
- Gwen Harwood, Australian poet and playwright (d. 1995)
- John R. Deane, Jr., American general (d. 2013)
- George Edward Hughes, Irish-New Zealand philosopher and logician (d. 1994)
- Robert Preston, American captain, actor, and singer (d. 1987)
- John D. Roberts, American chemist and academic (d. 2016)
- John H. Ross, American captain and pilot (d. 2013)
- Byron White, American football player and judge (d. 2002)
- Francis Crick, English biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
- Luigi Comencini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- Richard Pousette-Dart, American painter and educator (d. 1992)
- Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 2015)
- Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, British abstract painter (d. 2004)
- Maurice Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
- Harry Holtzman, American painter (d. 1987)
- Edmundo Rivero, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
- C. C. Beck, American illustrator (d. 1989)
- John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (d. 1971)
- Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer, sculptor, and painter (d. 2003)
- Ralph Yarborough, American colonel and politician (d. 1996)
- Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian-French author and poet (d. 1987)
- Lena Baker, African-American maid executed for capital murder, later pardoned posthumously (d. 1945)
- Eugène Lapierre, Canadian organist, composer and arts administrator (d. 1970)
- John G. Bennett, English mathematician and technologist (d. 1974)
- Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1978)
- Erwin Schulhoff, Czech composer and pianist (d. 1942)
- Ernst Marcus, German zoologist (d. 1968)
- Gaby Morlay, French actress (d. 1964)
- William Funnell, Australian public servant (d. 1962)
- Karl Genzken, German physician (d. 1957)
- Alexandre Tuffère, Greek-French triple jumper (d. 1958)
- Ernst Enno, Estonian poet and author (d. 1934)
- Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1949)
- Robert Robinson Taylor, American architect (d. 1942)
- Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (d. 1959)
- Alicia Boole Stott, Irish-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1940)
- Smith Wigglesworth, English evangelist (d. 1947)
- George Charles Haité, English painter and illustrator (d. 1924)
- Douglas Cameron, Canadian politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 1921)
- Guido Banti, Italian physician and pathologist (d. 1925)
- Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physician and physicist (d. 1940)
- John Q. A. Brackett, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
- Thomas J. Higgins, Canadian-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1917)
- John Everett Millais, English painter and illustrator (d. 1896)
- David Dixon Porter, American admiral (d. 1891)
- Robert Schumann, German composer and critic (d. 1856)
- Charles A. Wickliffe, American politician, 14th Governor of Kentucky (d. 1869)
- Ercole Consalvi, Italian cardinal (d. 1824)
- Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (d. 1818)
- John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (d. 1794)
- John Collins, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1795)
- Tomaso Albinoni, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751)
- Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1712)
- George I Rákóczi, prince of Transylvania (d. 1648)
- Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet and author (d. 1638)
- Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (d. 1586)
- Cangrande II della Scala, Lord of Verona (d. 1359)
- Violant of Aragon, queen consort of Castile and León (d. 1301)
- Emperor Xizong of Tang (d. 888)
Deaths On This Day
- Anthony Bourdain, American chef (b. 1956)
- Sam Panopoulos, Greek cook (b. 1934)
- Chea Sim, Cambodian commander and politician (b. 1932)
- Alexander Imich, Polish-American chemist, parapsychologist, and academic (b. 1903)
- Yoshihito, Prince Katsura of Japan (b. 1948)
- Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1948)
- Yoram Kaniuk, Israeli painter, journalist, and critic (b. 1930)
- Taufiq Kiemas, Indonesian politician, 5th First Spouse of Indonesia (b. 1942)
- Pete Brennan, American basketball player (b. 1936)
- Charles E. M. Pearce, New Zealand-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1940)
- Ghassan Tueni, Lebanese journalist, academic, and politician (b. 1926)
- Crispian St. Peters, English singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
- Omar Bongo, Gabonese captain and politician, President of Gabon (b. 1935)
- Habib Tanvir, Most popular Indian Urdu, Hindi playwrights, a theatre director, poet and actor.(b.1923)
- Šaban Bajramović, Serbian singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
- Jaxon, American illustrator and publisher, co-founded Rip Off Press (b. 1941)
- Matta El Meskeen, Egyptian monk, theologian, and author (b. 1919)
- Charles Hyder, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1930)
- Mack Jones, American baseball player (b. 1938)
- Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (b. 1935)
- Jeff MacNelly, American cartoonist (b. 1948)
- Sani Abacha, Nigerian general and politician, 10th President of Nigeria (b. 1943)
- Maria Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
- George Turner, Australian author and critic (b. 1916)
- Karen Wetterhahn, American chemist and academic (b. 1948)
- Alexander Iolas, Egyptian-American art collector (b. 1907)
- Gordon Jacob, English composer and academic (b. 1895)
- Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (b. 1906)
- Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian zoologist and psychologist (b. 1894)
- J.I. Rodale, American author and playwright (b. 1898)
- Abraham Maslow, American psychologist and academic (b. 1908)
- Arunachalam Mahadeva, Sri Lankan politician and diplomat (b. 1885)
- Robert Taylor, American actor and singer (b. 1911)
- Elizabeth Enright, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)
- Ludovico Scarfiotti, Italian race car driver (b. 1933)
- Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer and academic (b. 1890)
- Edmondo Rossoni, Italian politician (b. 1884)
- Leslie Johnson, English race car driver (b. 1912)
- Marie Laurencin, French painter and sculptor (b. 1883)
- Eugène Fiset, Canadian physician, general, and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1874)
- Oswald Pohl, German SS officer (b. 1892)
- Karl Hanke, Polish-German soldier and politician (b. 1903)
- Bliss Carman, Canadian-American poet and playwright (b. 1861)
- Andrew Irvine, English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1902)
- George Mallory, English lieutenant and mountaineer (b. 1886)
- Mary of the Divine Heart, German nun and saint (b. 1863)
- Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (b. 1844)
- Ignace Bourget, Canadian bishop (b. 1799)
- George Sand, French author and playwright (b. 1804)
- Cochise, American tribal chief (b. 1805)
- Douglas William Jerrold, English journalist and playwright (b. 1803)
- Rodolphe Töpffer, Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist (b. 1799)
- Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (b. 1767)
- Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian economist and jurist (b. 1761)
- Sarah Siddons, Welsh actress (b. 1755)
- Thomas Paine, English-American theorist and author (b. 1737)
- Louis XVII of France (b. 1785)
- George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1716)
- Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1717)
- August Hermann Francke, German-Lutheran pietist, philanthropist, and scholar (b. 1663)
- Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, German son of Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1658)
- Sophia of Hanover (b. 1630)
- Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1604)
- Rudolph Goclenius, German lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1547)
- Anne de Xainctonge, French saint, founded the Society of the Sisters of Saint Ursula of the Blessed Virgin (b. 1567)
- Hans Leo Hassler, German organist and composer (b. 1562)
- Jean Bertaut, French bishop and poet (b. 1552)
- Edward Fortunatus, German nobleman (b. 1565)
- Hongzhi Emperor of China (b. 1470)
- George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly, Earl of Huntly and Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1440)
- Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of England (b. 1437)
- George Neville, English archbishop and academic (b. 1432)
- Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York (b. c.1350)
- Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk (b. 1385)
- Kan'ami, Japanese actor and playwright (b. 1333)
- Thomas de Ros, 4th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1338)
- Edward, the Black Prince, English son of Edward III of England (b. 1330)
- Beatrice Portinari, object of Dante Alighieri's adoration (b. 1266)
- William of York, English archbishop and saint
- Harthacnut, English-Danish king (b. 1018)
- Zhao Ying, Chinese chancellor (b. 885)
- Chlodulf, bishop of Metz (or 697)
- Muhammad, the central figure of Islam, widely regarded as its founder (b. 570/571)