On This Day in History: June 9
June 9 is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 205 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Suspect accused of murdering lottery winner escapes from Georgia prison. Sheriff's deputies launched a manhunt for a suspected murderer who they say broke out of a prison in southern Georgia Wednesday, five months after the shooting death of a lottery winner.
- N.J. casino loses more than $11M to two gamblers. They say the house always wins. But for one Atlantic City casino, that doesn't seem to have been the case lately.
- $1 million Powerball winner arrested. A Marshalltown, Iowa, man who won $1 million in the Powerball lottery last year has been charged with supplying alcohol to a minor and prescription drug possession.
- 6 lotto winners who lost it all. The story of the 26-year-old garbage man who frittered away $15 million in lottery winnings -- and other tales of luck gone terribly wrong.
- Mass. Lottery doubles up on drawings. Today the Massachusetts State Lottery adds a second daily drawing of the Numbers game in a move that's projected to generate $7 million annually for cities and towns.
- Player confusion leads to early end for N.C. lottery game. North Carolina Lottery officials are stopping one of the state's scratch-off games, saying it is confusing to some players.
- Unclaimed $800,000 Powerball Lottery Ticket Expires Today. Today is the last day left in the life of an $800,000 Powerball ticket that was sold last December in Memphis, Tennessee.
- No broadcast yet for Powerball lottery in western N.C.. Western North Carolina lottery players may have to turn to a South Carolina television station to watch Powerball drawings, as lottery officials said this week they're having difficulty finding a television station in the western region to broadcast the drawings.
- Lottery company used 'sucker lists' to target elderly. The New York Attorney General's office has secured $110,000 in restitution and civil penalties from three Erie County individuals who targeted senior citizens through a telemarketing scam involving the sale of "winning" lottery numbers.
- N.C. lottery winner claims big prize. A Rowan County man collected North Carolina's first million-dollar jackpot, winning second prize in Powerball with Power Play.
- Oklahoma lottery commission urged to keep moving. After hearing his new bosses debate the definition of rules to govern the newest state agency, Oklahoma's lottery director issued them a gentle reminder to keep moving, if they want to meet their startup schedule.
- Ticket machines on display for Oklahoma Lottery. On Wednesday, business owners who will comprise Oklahoma's main lottery ticket sellers filed the required applications and got a gander at the machinery that will be used to sell Oklahoma lottery tickets.
- Handyman wins Florida Lotto jackpot. A 43-year-old Florida handyman claimed an estimated $12 million Florida Lotto jackpot this week, choosing to take the prize as a lump-sum cash payment of $7.6 million.
- Texas Lottery accused of over-inflating jackpots. The Texas Attorney General's Office will investigate accusations that the Texas Lottery Commission is inflating advertised Lotto jackpots.
- Oklahoma Lottery hires sales director from Atlanta. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission hired three administrators Wednesday, one of them from Atlanta, to help new executive director James R. Scroggins get the state's education lottery up and running by October.
- Unclaimed lottery winnings scam targets elderly. Oregon State Police plan to announce today that they are investigating a scam targeting the elderly that promises large unclaimed lottery winnings from two fictitious Salem companies.
- Mega Millions jackpot swells to $85 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $85 million today.
- Army worker delayed in return from Iraq wins $15,000 in lottery. For Johnny Hooker, a civilian Army employee, bad luck turned to good when he was delayed in returning from Iraq, then won more than $15,000 in the lottery.
- Washington Lottery to Discontinue Televised Drawings. The Washington Lottery said yesterday that it will not renew its contract to broadcast lottery drawings.
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.€166.94 Million
Jun 11, 2019
- 6.€118 Million
Jun 10, 2014
- 7.€139 Million
Jun 11, 2019
- 8.€112 Million
Jun 11, 2013
- 9.$144 Million
Jun 12, 2018
- 10.$141 Million
Jun 11, 2016
- 11.€110 Million
Jun 9, 2015
- 12.$105 Million
Jun 9, 2018
- 13.€92.62 Million
Jun 9, 2016
- 14.€90 Million
Jun 15, 2018
- 15.€68 Million
Jun 10, 2011
- 16.$95 Million
Jun 10, 2003
- 17.€84 Million
Jun 10, 2016
- 18.$90 Million
Jun 9, 2017
- 19.$87 Million
Jun 9, 2004
- 19.$87 Million
Jun 9, 2004
- 21.$85 Million
Jun 11, 2004
- 22.€58 Million
Jun 12, 2009
- 23.$73 Million
Jun 10, 2006
- 24.$72.8 Million
Jun 9, 2014
- 25.$70 Million
Jun 12, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Jun 9, 1988
31 years old
Saturday, Jun 9, 1984
35 years old
Wednesday, Jun 9, 1982
37 years old
Sunday, Jun 9, 1974
45 years old
Sunday, Jun 9, 1974
45 years old
Wednesday, Jun 9, 1971
48 years old
Tuesday, Jun 9, 1970
49 years old
Friday, Jun 9, 1967
52 years old
Sunday, Jun 9, 1963
56 years old
Friday, Jun 9, 1961
58 years old
Monday, Jun 9, 1958
61 years old
Monday, Jun 9, 1947
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 40 people are killed and more than 70 wounded in a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar.
- An explosion kills 17 people and injures at least 46 at a hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan.
- Two bombs explode at a train station near Algiers, Algeria, killing at least 13 people.
- Kosovo War: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
- The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia, kills seven.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.
- In horse racing, Secretariat wins the U.S. Triple Crown.
- Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
- Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria.
- The civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam, Phan Huy Quát, resigns after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyễn Cao Kỳ.
- Vietnam War: The Viet Cong commences combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Đồng Xoài, one of the largest battles in the war.
- The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.
- First ascent of Broad Peak by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl.
- McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
- The Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence kills 94 people in Massachusetts.
- Foundation of the International Council on Archives under the auspices of the UNESCO.
- World War II: Ninety-nine civilians are hanged from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
- World War II: The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
- Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
- A Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
- Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
- Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.
- William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
- Indian nationalist Birsa Munda dies in a British prison of cholera
- Treaty of Tientsin is signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam - most of present-day Vietnam - to France.
- American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
- American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world.
- Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa for the Mormon Trail.
- End of the Congress of Vienna: The new European political situation is set.
- Luxembourg declares independence from the French Empire.
- Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battles of Arklow and Saintfield.
- The British schooner Gaspee is burned in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.
- British forces begin the Siege of Havana and capture the city during the Seven Years' War.
- James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia.
- Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
- Jacques Cartier is the first European to describe and map the Saint Lawrence River.
- The Parisian Faculty of Theology fines Simon de Colines for publishing the Biblical commentary Commentarii initiatorii in quatuor Evangelia by Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples.
- Duccio's Maestà, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
- Abbasid Revolution: Abu Muslim Khorasani begins an open revolt against Umayyad rule, which is carried out under the sign of the Black Standard.
- Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
- AD 68
- Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty and starting the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
- AD 53
- The Roman emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia.
- 411 BC
- The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.
Births On This Day
- George Jennings, Australian rugby league player
- Zach Hyman, Canadian ice hockey player
- Yannick Agnel, French swimmer
- Boyd Cordner, Australian rugby league player
- Matthias Mayer, Austrian skier
- Dídac Vilà, Spanish footballer
- Jason Demers, Canadian ice hockey defenseman
- Sara Isaković, Slovenian swimmer
- Jaan Mölder, Estonian race car driver
- Doug Legursky, American football player
- Yadier Pedroso, Cuban baseball player (d. 2013)
- Ashley Postell, American gymnast
- Richard Kahui, New Zealand rugby player
- Sonam Kapoor, Indian model and actress
- Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
- Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
- Jake Newton, Guyanese footballer
- Asko Paade, Estonian basketball player
- Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
- Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
- Firas Al-Khatib, Syrian footballer
- Josh Cribbs, American football player
- Dwayne Jones, American basketball player
- Danny Richar, Dominican-American baseball player
- Parinya Charoenphol, Thai boxer, model, and actress
- Yoshito Ōkubo, Japanese footballer
- Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer-songwriter
- Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
- D'banj, Nigerian singer-songwriter and harmonica player
- Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
- Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
- Lehlohonolo Seema, South African footballer
- Dario Dainelli, Italian footballer
- Amanda Lassiter, American basketball player
- Shandi Finnessey, American model and actress, Miss USA 2004
- Miroslav Klose, German footballer
- Heather Mitts, American soccer player
- Hayden Schlossberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Usman Afzaal, Pakistani-English cricketer
- Paul Hutchison, English cricketer
- Olin Kreutz, American football player
- Peja Stojaković, Serbian basketball player
- Otto Addo, German-Ghanaian footballer and manager
- Andrew Symonds, English-Australian cricketer
- Samoth, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Aigars Apinis, Latvian discus thrower and shot putter
- Tedy Bruschi, American football player and sportscaster
- Frédéric Choffat, Swiss director, producer, and cinematographer
- Grant Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
- Matt Horsley, Australian footballer and coach
- Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer and sportscaster
- Jean Galfione, French pole vaulter and sportscaster
- Jackie McKeown, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- André Racicot, Canadian ice hockey player
- Eric Wynalda, American soccer player, coach, and sportscaster
- Niki Bakoyianni, Greek high jumper and coach
- Rubén Maza, Venezuelan runner
- Gloria Reuben, Canadian-American actress
- Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and bass player (d. 2009)
- Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-English saxophonist, author, and activist
- Johnny Depp, American actor
- David Koepp, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Yuval Banay, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ken Rose, American football player
- David Trewhella, Australian rugby league player
- Thomas Benson, American football player
- Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author
- Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright
- Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist and author
- Peter Fowler, Australian golfer
- David Ancrum, American basketball player and coach
- Randy Read, English crystallographer and academic
- Berit Aunli, Norwegian skier
- Patricia Cornwell, American journalist and author
- Marek Gazdzicki, Polish nuclear physicist
- Joaquín, Spanish footballer
- John Le Lievre, British squash player
- Kayhan Mortezavi, Iranian director
- Francine Raymond, French Canadian singer songwriter
- Nikolai Tsonev, Bulgarian politician
- Rudolf Wojtowicz, Polish footballer
- Pete Byrne, English singer-songwriter (Naked Eyes)
- Paul Chapman, Welsh guitarist and songwriter
- Gregory Maguire, American author
- Elizabeth May, American-Canadian environmentalist, lawyer, and politician
- George Pérez, American author and illustrator
- Ken Navarro, Italian-American guitarist and composer
- Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
- Billy Knight, American basketball player
- Michael Patrick Cronan, American graphic designer and academic (d. 2013)
- James Newton Howard, American composer, conductor, and producer
- Dave Parker, American baseball player and coach
- Brian Taylor, American basketball player
- Trevor Bolder, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2013)
- Fred Jackson, American football player and coach
- Giorgos Kastrinakis, Greek-American basketball player
- Kiran Bedi, Indian police officer and activist
- Jim Bailey, American football player
- Gudrun Schyman, Swedish social worker and politician
- Robert Indermaur, Swiss painter
- Robbie Vincent, UK disc jockey and radio presenter
- Deyda Hydara, Gambian journalist and publisher, co-founded The Point (d. 2004)
- James Kelman, Scottish author and playwright
- Peter Kilfoyle, English politician
- Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, Italian politician and diplomat, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Janric Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon, English accountant and politician
- Wally Gabler, American football player and sportscaster
- John Fitzpatrick, English race car driver
- Charles Saatchi, Iraqi-English businessman, co-founded Saatchi & Saatchi
- Anton Burghardt, German footballer and manager
- Ossie Clark, English fashion designer (d. 1996)
- Nicholas Lloyd, English journalist
- Jon Lord, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2012)
- André Vallerand, Canadian businessman and politician
- Ileana Cotrubaș, Romanian soprano and actress
- Eric Fernie, Scottish historian and academic
- David Hobbs, English race car driver and sportscaster
- Dick Vitale, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
- Charles Webb, American author
- Jeremy Hardie, English economist and businessman
- Giles Havergal, Scottish actor, director, and playwright
- Charles Wuorinen, American composer and educator
- Harald Rosenthal, German hydrobiologist and academic
- Nell Dunn, English playwright, screenwriter and author
- Mick O'Dwyer, Irish Gaelic footballer and manager
- George Radda, Hungarian chemist and academic
- Dutch Savage, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2013)
- Michael Mates, English colonel and politician
- Jackie Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
- Al Cantello, American javelin thrower and coach
- Jackie Mason, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Nandini Satpathy, Indian author and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Odisha (d. 2006)
- Bill Virdon, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Barbara, French singer (d. 1997)
- Jordi Pujol, Spanish physician and politician, 126th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Johnny Ace, American singer and pianist (d. 1954)
- R. Geraint Gruffydd, Welsh critic and academic (d. 2015)
- Jim Nolan, American basketball player (d. 1983)
- Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, American singer and bass player (d. 2010)
- Happy Rockefeller, American philanthropist, 31st Second Lady of the United States (d. 2015)
- Keith Laumer, American soldier and author (d. 1993)
- Herman Sarkowsky, German-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Seattle Seahawks (d. 2014)
- Ed Farhat, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)
- Gerald Götting, German politician (d. 2015)
- George Axelrod, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
- John Gillespie Magee, Jr., Chinese-American pilot and poet (d. 1941)
- Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist and academic (d. 1988)
- Arthur Hertzberg, American rabbi and scholar (d. 2006)
- Jean Lacouture, French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2015)
- John Hospers, American philosopher and politician (d. 2011)
- Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian-English historian and author (d. 2012)
- Jurij Brězan, German soldier and author (d. 2006)
- Siegfried Graetschus, German SS officer (d. 1943)
- Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2009)
- Jim McDonald, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
- Les Paul, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
- Ingolf Dahl, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1970)
- Robert Cummings, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1990)
- Ted Hicks, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand (d. 1984)
- Luis Kutner, American lawyer, author, and activist (d. 1993)
- Branch McCracken, American basketball player and coach (d. 1970)
- Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and businessman, founded Repository for Germinal Choice (d. 1997)
- Felice Bonetto, Italian race car driver (d. 1953)
- Marcia Davenport, American author and critic (d. 1996)
- Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1969)
- Fred Waring, American singer, bandleader, and television host (d. 1984)
- Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
- Archie Weston, American football player and journalist (d. 1981)
- Irish Meusel, American baseball player and coach (d. 1963)
- Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
- Leslie Banks, English actor, director, and producer (d. 1952)
- Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski, Polish general and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Poland (d. 1962)
- Robert Kerr, Irish-Canadian sprinter and coach (d. 1963)
- Harry DeBaecke, American rower (d. 1961)
- Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
- Launceston Elliot, Scottish weightlifter and wrestler (d. 1930)
- Jane Avril, French model and dancer (d. 1943)
- Albéric Magnard, French composer and educator (d. 1914)
- Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1931)
- Jeanne Bérangère, French actress (d. 1928)
- Ernest William Moir, English civil engineer (d. 1933)
- Pierre Duhem, French physicist, mathematician, and historian (d. 1916)
- Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann, Russian-German chemist and physicist (d. 1938)
- Doveton Sturdee, English military officer (d. 1925)
- Charles Joseph Bonaparte, American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Attorney General (d. 1921)
- Michael Ancher, Danish painter and academic (d. 1927)
- Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, English soldier, academic, and politician, 36th Governor-General of India (d. 1914)
- Frank Norton, American baseball player (d. 1920)
- Bertha von Suttner, Austrian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
- Hazard Stevens, American military officer, mountaineer, politician and writer (d. 1918)
- Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie, English author (d. 1919)
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician and politician (d. 1917)
- Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer and academic (d. 1910)
- Otto Nicolai, German composer and conductor (d. 1849)
- George Stephenson, English engineer, designed the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (d. 1848)
- Samuel Slater, English-American engineer and businessman (d. 1835)
- Francis Mackenzie, 1st Baron Seaforth, English general and politician, Governor of Barbados (d. 1815)
- Giuseppe Demachi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1791)
- Shiva Rajaram, infant Chattrapati of the Maratha Empire (d. 1726)
- Andrey Osterman, German-Russian politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1747)
- Peter the Great, Russian emperor (d. 1725)
- Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)
- Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1705)
- Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Dutch painter (d. 1665)
- Władysław IV Vasa, Polish king (d. 1648)
- Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer and theorist (d. 1666)
- Daniel Heinsius, Belgian poet and scholar (d. 1655)
- Blanche II of Navarre (d. 1464)
- Deokjong of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 1034)
Deaths On This Day
- Fadil Vokrri, Kosovo Albanian football administrator and player (b. 1960)
- Adam West, American actor and investor (b. 1928)
- Pumpkinhead, American rapper (b. 1975)
- Pedro Zerolo, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1960)
- Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (b. 1926)
- Rik Mayall, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1958)
- Elsie Quarterman, American ecologist and academic (b. 1910)
- Alicemarie Huber Stotler, American lawyer and judge (b. 1942)
- Gustave Tassell, American fashion designer (b. 1926)
- Bob Welch, American baseball player and coach (b. 1956)
- Iain Banks, Scottish author (b. 1954)
- Bruno Bartoletti, Italian conductor (b. 1926)
- John Burke, English rugby player (b. 1948)
- Walter Jens, German philologist, historian, and academic (b. 1923)
- Zdeněk Rotrekl, Czech poet and historian (b. 1920)
- Régis Clère, French cyclist (b. 1956)
- John Maples, Baron Maples, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (b. 1943)
- Ivan Minatti, Slovene poet and translator (b. 1924)
- Hawk Taylor, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
- Abram Wilson, American-English trumpet player and educator (b. 1973)
- M. F. Husain, Indian painter and director (b. 1915)
- Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress (b. 1970)
- Mike Mitchell, American basketball player (b. 1956)
- Dick May, American race car driver (b. 1930)
- Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (b. 1931)
- Suleiman Mousa, Jordanian historian and author (b. 1919)
- Frankie Abernathy, American purse designer, cast-member on The Real World: San Diego (b. 1981)
- Drafi Deutscher, German singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- Rosey Brown, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
- Brian Williamson, Jamaican activist, co-founded J-FLAG (b. 1945)
- John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)
- Jacob Lawrence, American painter and academic (b. 1917)
- Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (b. 1905)
- Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian academic and politician (b. 1908)
- Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
- Alexis Smith, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1921)
- Claudio Arrau, Chilean-American pianist and educator (b. 1903)
- George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
- Helen Hardin, American painter (b. 1943)
- Allen Ludden, American game show host (b. 1917)
- Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player and civil servant (b. 1884)
- Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan journalist, author, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
- Chuck Bennett, American football player and coach (b. 1907)
- John Creasey, English author and politician (b. 1908)
- Erich von Manstein, German general (b. 1887)
- Gilberto Parlotti, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
- Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
- Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, British businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1879)
- Jacques Villon, French painter (b.1875)
- Camille Guérin, French veterinarian, bacteriologist and immunologist (b. 1872)
- Harry S. Hammond, American football player and businessman (b. 1884)
- Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
- Robert Donat, English actor (b. 1905)
- Chandrashekhar Agashe, Indian industrialist and lawyer (b. 1888)
- Hans Bergsland, Norwegian fencer (b. 1878)
- Thomas Hicks, Australian tennis player (b. 1869)
- Ferdinand Jodl, German general (b. 1896)
- Ernest Graves, Sr., American football player, coach, and general (b. 1880)
- Adolf Busch, German-Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1891)
- František Erben, Czech gymnast (b. 1874)
- Louis Bennison, American stage and silent film actor (b. 1884)
- Margaret Lawrence, American stage actress (b. 1889)
- Victoria Woodhull, American activist for women's rights (b. 1838)
- Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (b. 1846)
- Adolf Bötticher, German historian and author (b. 1842)
- William Grant Stairs, Canadian-English captain and explorer (b. 1863)
- Mike Burke, American baseball player (b. 1854)
- Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist and conchologist (b. 1795)
- Charles Dickens, English novelist and critic (b. 1812)
- William Carey, English minister and missionary (b. 1761)
- Jeanne Guyon, French mystic and author (b. 1648)
- Banda Singh Bahadur, Indian commander (b. 1670)
- Thomas Tomkins, Welsh-English composer (b. 1572)
- Leonard Calvert, Colonial governor of Maryland (b. 1606)
- José de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1534)
- Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1525)
- Jeanne d'Albret, Navarrese queen and Huguenot leader (b. 1528)
- William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1506)
- Philippe de Vitry, French composer and poet (b. 1291)
- Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Sienese painter (b. 1290)
- Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
- Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester
- Otto I of Olomouc (b. 1045)
- Gebhard of Supplinburg, Saxon count
- Yang Wo, Prince of Hongnong
- Aimoin, Frankish monk and archivist
- Shahrbaraz, king of the Persian Empire
- Columba, Irish missionary and saint (b. 521)
- Ephrem the Syrian, hymnographer and theologian (b. 306)
- AD 68
- Nero, Roman emperor (b. 37)