On This Day in History: March 10
March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 296 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Virginia woman wins $150,000 lottery payout in one Pick 4 drawing. Some people have all the luck. In February, that person was Deborah Brown.
- NY couple collects state's largest-ever scratch-off lottery prize. James and Sylvia Silverence are the winners of the New York Lottery's largest-ever scratch-off prize.
- No $50K bonus for Washington retailer who sold winning lottery ticket. Last year the Washington Legislature decided to increase revenue by reducing commissions to stores selling lottery tickets.
- $338M NJ Powerball winner reconciles with girlfriend who sued him. After settling a lawsuit that sought a cut of her former live-in boyfriend's $338 million Powerball winnings, Inez Sanchez has reconciled with her now-loaded beau, Pedro Quezada.
- $183 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Wednesday. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $183 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- $171 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls. Tuesday night we'll find out if the Mega Millions lottery game enters into the realm of $200+ million jackpots, or if an incredibly lucky ticket-holder wins a $171 million jackpot.
- Calif. man claims $134M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. California Lottery officials Tuesday announced the name of a man, believed to be a Long Beach resident, who has won the $134 million Mega Millions jackpot.
- N.J. Lottery to add Powerball?. Two state officials who have been briefed on the budget Gov. Jon S. Corzine will present to the Legislature on Tuesday say it includes a proposal that New Jersey become the 31st state to offer Powerball.
- Fortune cookie prophecy comes true for lottery winners. Two Nampa men will split a $600,000 Powerball prize, and they credit a fortune cookie for their good fortune.
- Iowa Lottery requires winners to sign tickets. On the heels of a similar announcement from the Ontario Lottery, the Iowa Lottery has imposed a new rule aimed at reducing the possibility of retailer fraud.
- Glitch in lottery system, N.L. woman says. A lottery player in Newfoundland says there could be a problem with Atlantic Lottery tickets after she says she was denied her prize.
- Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $230 million. The jackpot in "America's Game" continues to grow, as do the lines at the lottery ticket counters.
- $200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires. A $200,000 winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in New Mexico expired today, without anyone stepping forward to rightfully claim the prize.
- Oklahoma lawmakers acused of holding lottery funds. An aide to Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry says he's concerned that the House hasn't approved a request for supplemental funding for the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission.
- Oklahoma Lottery Commission Starts Search For Director. Oklahoma's new Lottery Commission Tuesday began preparing the process for hiring an executive director.
- NY Lottery continues Quick Draw investigation. The New York State Lottery's investigation of suspicious sales of its Quick Draw game is still underway and there is no timetable for completion.
- Colorado Lottery employees accused of taking gifts won't face charges. The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against Colorado Division of Lottery employees accused of improperly accepting gifts from vendors between 1999 and 2003.
- Georgia House to vote on Internet lottery bill tomorrow. State House members in Georgia have scheduled a Thursday vote on a bill that would establish a means to buy lottery tickets over the Internet, but the bill may run into legal trouble.
- N.C. lawmakers push for quick vote on lottery. Leaders in the N.C. House hope to hold an up-or-down vote on a state lottery within the next several weeks and not put the issue to a vote of the people, House Speaker Jim Black said yesterday.
- NJ may ban smoking in casinos. Acting New Jersey Governor Richard J. Codey may use the power the position he stumbled into when Gov. McGreevey resigned last year to push an aggressive anti-smoking agenda, which would even include banning smoking in New Jersey casinos.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $20 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $20 million Wednesday.
- Indiana woman claims $6.5 million jackpot. A Greenwood, Indiana woman has claimed a $6.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot from a drawing nearly four months ago, lottery officials said Tuesday.
- No Lottery for Mississippi. Mississippi lawmakers refused to take a chance on a proposed state lottery to help fund education.
- Cleveland TV Station Stole Mega Millions Broadcast. WOIO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, picked up WGN's live broadcast of the multistate Mega Millions drawing with a jackpot of $239 million on Feb. 20.
- Colorado Lottery violations detailed in report. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has sent the Arapahoe County district attorney a report that details widespread gift-taking and policy violations in the offices of the Colorado Lottery.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$448.2 Million
Mar 13, 2019
- 2.$380.6 Million
Mar 10, 2018
- 3.$318 Million
Mar 13, 2018
- 4.$309 Million
Mar 11, 2014
- 5.$230 Million
Mar 12, 2008
- 6.$183 Million
Mar 13, 2013
- 7.$171 Million
Mar 13, 2012
- 8.$170 Million
Mar 10, 2010
- 9.€112 Million
Mar 11, 2014
- 10.$151 Million
Mar 11, 2011
- 11.$142 Million
Mar 10, 2007
- 12.€111.49 Million
Mar 10, 2018
- 13.€118.25 Million
Mar 12, 2019
- 14.$119 Million
Mar 11, 2015
- 15.€80 Million
Mar 11, 2011
- 16.$110 Million
Mar 11, 2020
- 17.$106 Million
Mar 10, 2017
- 18.$104 Million
Mar 11, 2017
- 19.€73 Million
Mar 12, 2019
- 20.$79 Million
Mar 10, 2004
- 21.€72 Million
Mar 10, 2017
- 22.€61 Million
Mar 13, 2018
- 23.$75 Million
Mar 10, 2020
- 24.€53.25 Million
Mar 16, 2013
- 25.€61 Million
Mar 13, 2020
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Mar 10, 1986
34 years old
Saturday, Mar 10, 1973
47 years old
Friday, Mar 10, 1972
48 years old
Friday, Mar 10, 1967
53 years old
Tuesday, Mar 10, 1964
56 years old
Saturday, Mar 10, 1962
58 years old
Saturday, Mar 10, 1962
58 years old
Monday, Mar 10, 1952
68 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashes shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi, Kenya. All 157 people on board are killed
- The impeachment of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea in response to a major political scandal is unanimously upheld by the country's Constitutional Court, ending her presidency.
- The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
- The Nasdaq Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
- In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.
- Astronomers discover the rings of Uranus.
- Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh Campaign: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Mê Thuột in the South on their way to capturing Saigon in the final push for victory over South Vietnam.
- Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. military with My Lai war crimes.
- In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to recant.
- Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.
- Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyễn Cao Kỳ sacked rival General Nguyễn Chánh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
- Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, thousands of Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent his removal.
- Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the "provisional president".
- Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is convicted of treason.
- World War II: The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting conflagration kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
- Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
- The 6.4 Mw Long Beach earthquake affects the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 115-120 people dead, and causing an estimated $40 million in damage.
- Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.
- Some provinces and cities in the Philippines are incorporated due to the ratification of Act No. 2711 or the Administrative Code of the Philippines.
- The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca and the British official Henry McMahon concerning the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire ends.
- World War I: The Battle of Neuve Chapelle begins. This is the first large-scale operation by the British Army in the war.
- By signing the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909, Thailand relinquishes its sovereignty over the Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu, which become British protectorates.
- The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in northern France.
- Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
- The first successful test of a telephone is made by Alexander Graham Bell.
- The first Azerbaijani play "The Adventures of the Vizier of the Khan of Lenkaran" prepared by Akhundov was performed by Hassan-bey Zardabi and dramatist and Najaf-bey Vezirov.
- Amy Spain, American slave, is executed for stealing from her owner; believed to have been the last legal execution of a female slave in America.
- El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bamana Empire of Mali.
- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War.
- The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
- Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts are captured during the Action of Juncalito.
- Emperor Napoleon I is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.
- Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
- French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform.
- An agreement between Nader Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja, Azerbaijan and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
- Charles I dissolves the Parliament of England, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
- Susenyos I defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
- The Later Han is founded by Liu Zhiyuan. He declares himself emperor and establishes the capital in Bian, present-day Kaifeng.
- Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
- 241 BC
- First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates: The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
Births On This Day
- Max Bryant, Australian cricketer
- Julia Barretto, Filipino actress and singer
- Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player
- Zach LaVine, American basketball player
- Sergey Mozgov, Russian ice dancer
- Jack Butland, English footballer
- Emily Osment, American actress, singer, and songwriter
- Neeskens Kebano, French-born Congolese football player
- Josh Hoffman, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
- Kang In-soo, South Korean singer
- Ivan Rakitić, Croatian football player, plays for FC Barcelona
- Martellus Bennett, American football player
- Greg Eastwood, New Zealand rugby league player
- Ebba Jungmark, Swedish high jumper
- Tuukka Rask, Finnish ice hockey player
- Liu Shishi, Chinese actress and ballerina
- Lassana Diarra, French footballer
- Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Ben May, English footballer
- Olivia Wilde, American actress and producer
- Étienne Boulay, Canadian football player
- Rafe Spall, English actor
- Janet Mock, American journalist, author, and activist
- Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Kwame Brown, American basketball player
- Keke Wyatt, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer and manager
- Ángel López, Spanish footballer
- Steven Reid, English-Irish footballer and manager
- Lars Horntveth, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
- Camille, French singer-songwriter and actress
- Neil Alexander, Scottish footballer
- Benjamin Burnley, American musician Breaking Benjamin
- Robin Thicke, American singer
- Barbara Schett, Austrian tennis player and sportscaster
- Jamie Arnold, American-Israeli basketball player and coach
- Cristián de la Fuente, Chilean-American model, actor, and producer
- Jason Croker, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Chris Sutton, English footballer and manager
- Mauricio Taricco, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
- Timbaland, American rapper and producer
- Jon Hamm, American actor and director
- Matt Barlow, American singer-songwriter
- Thio Li-ann, Singaporean lawyer and academic
- Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2015)
- Omer Tarin, Pakistani-English poet and scholar
- Edie Brickell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mike Timlin, American baseball player
- Jillian Richardson, Canadian sprinter
- Rod Woodson, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
- Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
- Jojo Lastimosa, Filipino basketball player and coach
- Nikola Mladenov, Macedonian journalist (d. 2013)
- Toni Polster, Austrian footballer and manager
- Jeff Ament, American bass player and songwriter
- Felipe Ramos, Mexican footballer and referee
- Rick Rubin, American record producer, founded Def Jam Recordings
- Jasmine Guy, American actress, singer, and director
- Seiko Matsuda, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
- Laurel Clark, American captain, physician, and astronaut (d. 2003)
- Bobby Petrino, American football player and coach
- Garth Crooks, English footballer and sportscaster
- Steve Howe, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- Sharon Stone, American actress and producer
- Osama bin Laden, Saudi Arabian terrorist, founded al-Qaeda (d. 2011)
- Robert Llewellyn, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Larry Myricks, American long jumper and sprinter
- Toshio Suzuki, Japanese race car driver
- Didier Barbelivien, French singer-songwriter
- Paul Haggis, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwean politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (d. 2018)
- Bill Buxton, Canadian computer scientist and academic
- Barbara Corcoran, American businesswoman and television personality
- Austin Carr, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Kim Campbell, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Canada
- Tom Scholz, American rock musician (Boston), songwriter, inventor, and engineer
- Gérard Garouste, French contemporary artist
- Mike Hollands, Australian animator and director, founded Act3animation
- Jim Valvano, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)
- Katharine Houghton, American actress and playwright
- Madhavrao Scindia, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Railways (d. 2001)
- Gail North-Saunders, Bahamian historian, archivist, and author who established the Bahamian National Archives
- Peter Berresford Ellis, English historian and author
- Chuck Norris, American actor, producer, and martial artist
- David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter
- Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian activist and author (d. 2013)
- Hugh Johnson, English author and critic
- Irina Press, Ukrainian-Russian hurdler and pentathlete (d. 2004)
- Norman Blake, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ieronymos II of Athens, Greek archbishop
- Sepp Blatter, Swiss businessman
- Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 1989)
- Graham Farmer, Australian footballer and coach
- Gergely Kulcsár, Hungarian javelin thrower and coach
- Perunchithiranar, Tamil poet (d. 1995)
- Elizabeth Azcona Cranwell, Argentinian poet and translator (d. 2004)
- Marcia Falkender, Baroness Falkender, English politician (d. 2019)
- Udupi Ramachandra Rao, Indian physicist and engineer (d. 2017)
- Georges Dor, Canadian author, playwright, and composer (d. 2001)
- Sándor Iharos, Hungarian runner (d. 1996)
- Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (d. 2012)
- Sara Montiel, Spanish actress (d. 2013)
- James Earl Ray, American criminal; assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. (d. 1998)
- Claude Laydu, Belgian-French actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
- Paul Wunderlich, German painter, sculptor and graphic artist (d. 2010)
- Marques Haynes, American basketball player (d. 2015)
- Bob Lanier, American lawyer, banker, and politician, 58th Mayor of Houston (d. 2014)
- Judith Jones, literary and cookbook editor (d. 2017)
- Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
- Kiyoshi Yamashita, Japanese painter (d. 1971)
- Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
- Boris Vian, French author and playwright (d. 1959)
- Marion Hutton, American singer and actress (d. 1987)
- Günther Rall, German general and pilot (d. 2009)
- David Hare, American Surrealist artist, sculptor, photographer and painter (d. 1992)
- Davie Fulton, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2000)
- Harry Bertoia, Italian-American sculptor and furniture designer (d. 1978)
- Joža Horvat, Croatian writer (d. 2012)
- Chandler Harper, American golfer (d. 2004)
- K. P. Ratnam, Sri Lankan academic and politician (d. 2010)
- Bix Beiderbecke, American cornet player, pianist, and composer (d. 1931)
- Clare Boothe Luce, American playwright, journalist, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)
- Edward Bawden, British artist and illustrator (d. 1989)
- Michel Seuphor, Belgian painter (d. 1999)
- Violet Brown, Jamaican supercentenarian, oldest Jamaican ever (d. 2017)
- Pandelis Pouliopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician (d. 1943)
- Frederick Coulton Waugh, British cartoonist, painter, teacher and author (d. 1973)
- Arthur Honegger, French-Swiss composer and educator (d. 1955)
- Gregory La Cava, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1952)
- Sam Jaffe, American actor and engineer (d. 1984)
- Gakuryō Nakamura, Japanese painter and designer (d. 1969)
- Albert Ogilvie, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1939)
- Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese martial artist and educator (d. 1972)
- Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (d. 1961)
- Tamara Karsavina, Russian-English ballerina and educator (d. 1978)
- Jessie Boswell, English painter (d. 1956)
- Edvard Eriksen, Danish-Icelandic sculptor and woodcarver (d. 1959)
- Anna Hyatt Huntington, American sculptor (d. 1973)
- Jakob Wassermann, German-Austrian soldier and author (d. 1934)
- David Riazanov, Russian theorist and politician (d. 1938)
- Hector Guimard, French-American architect, designed the La Bluette (d. 1942)
- Lillian Wald, American nurse, humanitarian, and author, founded the Henry Street Settlement (d. 1940)
- Ādams Alksnis, Latvian painter (d. 1897)
- Thomas Mackenzie, Scottish-New Zealand cartographer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
- Spencer Gore, English tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
- Hallie Quinn Brown, African-American educator, writer and activist (d. 1949)
- Edward Baker Lincoln, American son of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
- Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
- Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (d. 1908)
- Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, British Pre-Raphaelite painter (d. 1927)
- Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet and lawyer (d. 1886)
- Joseph Légaré, Canadian painter and glazier, artist, seigneur and political figure (d. 1855)
- Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1857)
- Edward Hodges Baily, English sculptor (d. 1867)
- Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo, Spanish playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1862)
- William Etty, English painter and academic (d. 1849)
- Louis Hersent, French painter (d. 1860)
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1829)
- Joseph Williamson, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1840)
- Lorenzo Da Ponte, Italian-American priest and poet (d. 1838)
- John Gunby, American general (d. 1807)
- Georg Wilhelm Steller, German botanist, zoologist, physician, and explorer (d. 1746)
- John Benbow, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1702)
- Giacomo Serpotta, Italian Rococo sculptor (d. 1732)
- François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
- Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician and biologist (d. 1694)
- Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English statesman (d. 1667)
- Johann Rudolf Glauber, German-Dutch alchemist and chemist (d. 1670)
- Dietrich Reinkingk, German lawyer and politician (d. 1664)
- Francis Solanus, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1610)
- Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (d. 1572)
- Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1564)
- Ferdinand II, king of Castile and León (d. 1516)
- Oliviero Carafa, Catholic cardinal (d. 1511)
- Vasily II, Grand Prince of Moscow (d. 1462)
- Qian Liu, Chinese warlord and king (d. 932)
Deaths On This Day
- Ken Adam, German-English production designer and art director (b. 1921)
- Keith Emerson, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1944)
- Roberto Perfumo, Argentinian footballer and sportscaster (b. 1942)
- Jovito Salonga, Filipino lawyer and politician, 14th President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1920)
- Anita Brookner, English novelist and art historian (b. 1928)
- Richard Glatzer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1952)
- Bert R. Bulkin, American engineer (b. 1929)
- Jean Giraud, French author and illustrator (b. 1938)
- Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian politician, President Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile (b. 1925)
- Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
- Tan Boon Teik, Malaysian-Singaporean lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Singapore (b. 1929)
- Bill Blackbeard, American author and illustrator (b. 1926)
- Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian scholar and academic (b. 1928)
- Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
- Ernie Ladd, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)
- Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
- Dave Allen, Irish-English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- Renos Apostolidis, Greek philologist, author, and critic (b. 1924)
- Massimo Morsello, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1958)
- Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919)
- Lloyd Bridges, American actor and director (b. 1913)
- LaVern Baker, American singer and actress (b. 1929)
- Ross Hunter, American film producer (b. 1926)
- Agepê, Brazilian singer/composer (b. 1942)
- Giorgos Zampetas, Greek bouzouki player and composer (b. 1925)
- Pat McDonald, Australian actress (b. 1921)
- Kermit Beahan, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
- Andy Gibb, Manx-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1958)
- Ray Milland, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1905)
- Konstantin Chernenko, Russian soldier and politician, 8th Head of State of The Soviet Union (b. 1911)
- Bob Nieman, American baseball player and scout (b. 1927)
- Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (b. 1899)
- E. Power Biggs, English-American organist and composer (b. 1906)
- Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
- Frank O'Connor, Irish short story writer, novelist, and poet (b. 1903)
- Archibald Frazer-Nash, English engineer, founded Frazer Nash (b. 1889)
- Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese lawyer and politician, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1872)
- Zelda Fitzgerald, American author, poet, and dancer (b. 1900)
- Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician (b. 1886)
- Wilbur Scoville, American pharmacist and chemist (b. 1865)
- Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist and playwright (b. 1891)
- Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian journalist and author (b. 1884)
- Misuzu Kaneko, Japanese poet and songwriter (b. 1903)
- Marie Studholme, Musical comedy actress
- Myer Prinstein, Polish-American jumper and lawyer (b. 1878)
- Harriet Tubman, American nurse and activist (b. 1820)
- Karl Lueger, Austrian lawyer and politician Mayor of Vienna (b. 1844)
- Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1824)
- Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)
- Savitribai Phule, Indian poet and activist (b. 1831)
- Charles Frederick Worth, English-French fashion designer, founded the House of Worth (b. 1826)
- Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1805)
- Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet, playwright, and ethnographer (b. 1814)
- Muzio Clementi, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1752)
- John Pinkerton, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, author, numismatist and historian (b. 1758)
- George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Scottish admiral and politician (b. 1746)
- John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1713)
- Élie Catherine Fréron, French author and critic (b. 1719)
- Urban Hjärne, Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (b. 1641)
- Jacob van Ruisdael, Dutch painter and etcher (b. 1628)
- Johann Rudolf Glauber, German-Dutch chemist and engineer (b. 1604)
- Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar (b. 1533)
- Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (b. 1517)
- William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester (b. c. 1483)
- Balthasar Hübmaier, influential German/Moravian Anabaptist leader (b. 1480)
- Nam Gon, Korean writer and prime minister (b. 1471)
- John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1443)
- Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss priest and theologian (b. 1445)
- Richard West, 7th Baron De La Warr (b. 1430)
- Tvrtko I of Bosnia (b. 1338)
- Agnes Blannbekin, Austrian mystic (b. c.1244)
- Arghun, Mongol ruler in Persia
- Maud de Lacy, Countess of Hertford and Gloucester, English noble (b. 1223)
- Johan Sverkersson, king of Sweden since 1216 (b. 1201)
- Eudes, Duke of Gascony
- Liu Zhiyuan, Shatuo founder of the Later Han dynasty (b. 895)
- Li Renfu, Chinese warlord and governor
- Pope Simplicius