On This Day in History: March 13
March 13 is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 293 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Man buys second winning $1M lottery ticket at same store in less than 2 years. A North Carolina man has won a second $1 million lottery prize at the same store in less than two years, lottery officials said Friday.
- Indiana Powerball winner claims $435 million jackpot anonymously. At an afternoon press conference, the Hoosier Lottery announced that a Lafayette man claimed a $435.3 million Powerball jackpot that was drawn in February.
- Triple 7s result in $2.2 million lottery payout. On Monday, lottery officials announced that 8,955 Pick 3 players in South Carolina celebrated triple lucky 7's this weekend.
- Louisiana Lottery showed incorrect winning numbers for Pick 3, Pick 4 on March 12. The Louisiana Lottery Corporation drawing show that aired on March 12 showed the wrong numbers for Pick 3 and Pick 4, the corporation announced.
- Lawsuit alleges Illinois lottery contractor cheated players, vendors. A company hired to manage the Illinois Lottery cheated players and lottery vendors by misrepresenting the odds of winning scratch-off games, a class-action lawsuit in federal court alleges.
- Consultant lays out 'ambitious' vision for Arkansas Lottery. A consultant for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery envisions ticket sales steadily increasing from $450 million in the current fiscal year to $615 million by fiscal 2021 and net proceeds for scholarships rising from $85 million to $109 million in the same period.
- Calif. man knew he won $1M but lost the lottery ticket. A California man was unable to collect a $1 million Powerball lottery prize after he misplaced the winning ticket.
- New England states start new lottery game Thursday. For the first time ever, the six New England states will jointly run a multi-state lottery game, starting this week.
- $172 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls. Will an incredibly lucky lottery player win a life-changing windfall this week, or will the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game enter another round of $200+ million jackpots?
- Virginia man claims $200M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. For nearly five months Steve Williams waited, holding a Mega Millions ticket that he knew was worth $200 million. Finally, on March 12, 2010, he officially claimed his prize, becoming the second-largest winner in the Virginia Lottery's history.
- Cable worker wins $50,000 a year for life from N.C. lottery. A North Carolina man who has made a living installing telephone cable for more than 30 years hit the lottery's first winning "Lifetime Riches" scratch-off ticket, which pays out $50,000 a year for life.
- Lottery winner buys Fort Myers business. AFter spending several months traveling and relaxing, Jason Fry decided to rejoin the workforce by becoming a business owner.
- Iowa Lottery retail check finds no cheating. The Iowa Lottery said today it found no evidence that lottery ticket winners were cheated when it conducted security checks last month at 120 retail sites statewide.
- $275 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot raised again. The Powerball jackpot continues to build, now exceeding the level attained by Mega Millions last month before it was won by a Georgia couple.
- Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $75 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $75 million, with a cash option of $35.4 million.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $42 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $42 million Saturday.
- Iowa Legislators start spinning TouchPlay debate today. There are a lot of jackpots on the line today when legislators begin debating the future of the Iowa Lottery's slot machine-like games located in Main Street businesses across the state.
- Lessons Learned: Lottery winners should never eat their seed corn. After blowing off the first million of the jackpot, how do you preserve and grow the remainder so that it lasts as long as you do, making it possible to leave your own legacy?
- 'Lottery Man' uses Powerball fortune to help quake victims. Ihsan Khan is a multimillion-dollar Powerball winner who was elected mayor of his hometown district in Pakistan two days before the devastating Oct. 8 earthquake. Now Khan is helping his destroyed district with his lottery winnings.
- Lottery scams use real business names to appear legitimate. Lottery scams are using legitimate business names in official-looking letters in an attempt to sell their ruse to non-suspecting people.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$448.2 Million
Mar 13, 2019
- 2.$417.3 Million
Mar 14, 2018
- 3.$353 Million
Mar 14, 2014
- 4.$318 Million
Mar 13, 2018
- 5.$276.3 Million
Mar 15, 2008
- 6.$212 Million
Mar 13, 2010
- 7.$183 Million
Mar 13, 2013
- 8.€129 Million
Mar 14, 2014
- 9.$172 Million
Mar 15, 2011
- 10.$171 Million
Mar 13, 2012
- 11.$165 Million
Mar 14, 2007
- 12.€105 Million
Mar 18, 2011
- 13.€112.7 Million
Mar 13, 2018
- 14.$137 Million
Mar 14, 2015
- 15.€119.37 Million
Mar 14, 2019
- 16.$123 Million
Mar 15, 2017
- 17.$120 Million
Mar 14, 2020
- 18.$119 Million
Mar 14, 2017
- 19.€82 Million
Mar 15, 2019
- 20.$90 Million
Mar 13, 2004
- 21.€79 Million
Mar 14, 2017
- 22.$80 Million
Mar 13, 2020
- 23.$77 Million
Mar 16, 1994
- 24.€61 Million
Mar 13, 2018
- 25.$75 Million
Mar 15, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Mar 13, 1989
31 years old
Thursday, Mar 13, 1986
34 years old
Saturday, Mar 13, 1982
38 years old
Saturday, Mar 13, 1982
38 years old
Friday, Mar 13, 1981
39 years old
Tuesday, Mar 13, 1979
41 years old
Monday, Mar 13, 1978
42 years old
Saturday, Mar 13, 1976
44 years old
Saturday, Mar 13, 1976
44 years old
Thursday, Mar 13, 1975
45 years old
Tuesday, Mar 13, 1973
47 years old
Thursday, Mar 13, 1969
51 years old
Sunday, Mar 13, 1966
54 years old
Sunday, Mar 13, 1960
60 years old
Sunday, Mar 13, 1960
60 years old
Saturday, Mar 13, 1948
72 years old
Wednesday, Mar 13, 1940
80 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- An explosion occurs in central Ankara, Turkey, with at least 37 people killed and 127 wounded.
- Three gunmen attack two hotels in the Ivory Coast town of Grand-Bassam, killing at least 18 people and injuring 33 others.
- Pope Francis is elected, in the papal conclave, as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.
- At least 28 people are killed in a bus crash in a motorway tunnel near the town of Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais.
- Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.
- The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints have been found in Italy.
- India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
- The Phoenix Lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.
- Dunblane school massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 primary school children and one teacher are shot dead by a spree killer, Thomas Watt Hamilton, who later commits suicide.
- The Mw 6.7 Erzincan earthquake strikes eastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). At least 498 were killed in this strike-slip event on the North Anatolian Fault.
- The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
- The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
- The Kenilworth Road riot takes place at an association football match at Kenilworth Road in Luton, England with disturbances before, during and after an FA Cup 6th Round tie between Luton Town F.C. and Millwall F.C..
- The New Jewel Movement, headed by Maurice Bishop, ousts Prime Minister Eric Gairy in a nearly bloodless coup d'état in Grenada.
- Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
- Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.
- Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
- First Indochina War: Viet Minh forces under Võ Nguyên Giáp unleashed a massive artillery barrage on the French to begin the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, the climactic battle in the First Indochina War.
- The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
- The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
- Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a "bank holiday".
- The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
- Mongolia is proclaimed an independent monarchy, ruled by Russian military officer Roman von Ungern-Sternberg as a dictator.
- The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
- Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
- The Siege of Khartoum begins. It lasts until January 26, 1885.
- Alexander II of Russia is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him (this is the Gregorian date; it was March 1 in the Julian calendar then in use in Russia).
- American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African-American troops.
- American Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers from returning fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.
- The German revolutions of 1848-49 begin in Vienna.
- Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
- Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is deposed in a coup d'état.
- William Herschel discovers Uranus.
- Nojpetén, capital of the last independent Maya kingdom, fell to Spanish conquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
- Harvard College is named after clergyman John Harvard.
- Battle of Tondibi: In Mali, Moroccan forces of the Saadi dynasty led by Judar Pasha defeat the Songhai Empire, despite being outnumbered by at least five to one.
- The Battle of Oosterweel, traditionally regarded as the start of the Eighty Years' War, commences.
- Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.
- The bones of Saint Nicephorus are interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople.
- Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad's army - the new followers of Islam and the Quraysh of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia.
Births On This Day
- Jay-Roy Grot, Dutch footballer
- Mikaela Shiffrin, American skier
- Gerard Deulofeu, Spanish footballer
- Kaya Scodelario, English actress
- Daniel Greig, Australian speed skater
- Anicet Abel, Malagasy footballer
- Holger Badstuber, German footballer
- Marko Marin, German footballer
- Robert Wickens, Canadian racing driver
- Furdjel Narsingh, Dutch footballer
- Marco Andretti, American race car driver
- Andreas Beck, German footballer
- Neil Wagner, South African-New Zealand cricketer
- Alcides Araújo Alves, Brazilian footballer
- Emile Hirsch, American actor
- Ben Lowe, Australian rugby league player
- Rachael Bella, American actress
- Geeta Basra, Indian actress
- George Rose, Australian rugby league player
- Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer
- Erkan Veyseloğlu, Turkish basketball player
- Jeremy Curl, Japanese-English explorer, author, and photographer
- Nicole Ohlde, American basketball player
- Adam Thomson, New Zealand rugby player
- Caron Butler, American basketball player
- Flavia Cacace, Italian-English dancer
- Brad Watts, Australian rugby league player
- Johan Santana, Venezuelan-American baseball player
- Cédric Van Branteghem, Belgian sprinter
- Tom Danielson, American cyclist
- Kenny Watson, American football player
- Mohammed Sylla, Guinean footballer
- Kay Tse, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
- James Dewees, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Troy Hudson, American basketball player and rapper
- Danny Masterson, American actor and producer
- Jamie Pressnall, American tap dancer and musician
- Mark Clattenburg, English football referee
- James Brinkley, Scottish cricketer
- Thomas Enqvist, Swedish tennis player and sportscaster
- Edgar Davids, Surinamese-Dutch footballer and manager
- Bobby Jackson, American basketball player and coach
- Common, American rapper and actor
- Augenijus Vaškys, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
- Annabeth Gish, American actress
- Tim Story, American director and producer
- Darren Fritz, Australian rugby league player
- Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (d. 1994)
- Pieter Vink, Dutch footballer and referee
- Chico Science, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
- Steve Bacic, Canadian actor
- Will Clark, American baseball player
- Craig Dimond, Australian rugby league player
- Trevor Gillmeister, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Vance Johnson, American football player
- Willi Schneider, German skeleton racer
- Fito Páez, Argentinian singer-songwriter, pianist, and director
- Terence Blanchard, American trumpet player and composer
- Seyhan Erözçelik, Turkish poet and author (d. 2011)
- Yurii Andrukhovych, Ukrainian poet and author
- Adam Clayton, English-born Irish musician and songwriter
- Joe Ranft, American animator, screenwriter, and voice actor (d. 2005)
- Kathy Hilton, American actress and fashion designer
- Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer
- Mágico González, Salvadoran footballer
- Rick Lazio, American lawyer and politician
- Caryl Phillips, Caribbean-English author and playwright
- John Hoeven, American banker and politician, 31st Governor of North Dakota
- Moses Hogan, American composer and conductor (d. 2003)
- Dana Delany, American actress and producer
- Jamie Dimon, American banker and businessman
- Jonathan Rutherford, English political scientist and academic
- Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager
- Glenne Headly, American actress (d. 2017)
- Olga Rukavishnikova, Russian pentathlete
- Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos, Guyanese-English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for International Development
- Robin Duke, Canadian actress and screenwriter
- Andy Bean, American golfer
- Michael Bruce Curry, 27th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church
- Nicola Davies, Welsh lawyer and judge
- Wolfgang Rihm, German composer and educator
- Tim Sebastian, English journalist and author
- Charo, Spanish-American singer, guitarist, and actress
- Bernard Julien, Trinidadian cricketer
- Charles Krauthammer, American physician, journalist, and author (d. 2018)
- William H. Macy, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Ze'ev Bielski, Israeli politician
- Sian Elias, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 12th Chief Justice of New Zealand
- Julia Migenes, American soprano and actress
- Lesley Collier, English ballerina and educator
- Beat Richner, Swiss pediatrician and cellist (d. 2018)
- Lyn St. James, American race car driver
- Yonatan Netanyahu, American-Israeli colonel (d. 1976)
- Anatoly Fomenko, Russian mathematician and academic
- Terence Burns, Baron Burns, English economist and academic
- Dave Cutler, American computer scientist and engineer
- Scatman John, American music artist (d. 1999)
- Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian poet and author (d. 2008)
- Donella Meadows, American environmentalist, author, and academic (d. 2001)
- Neil Sedaka, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (d. 2002)
- Robert Gammage, American captain and politician (d. 2012)
- Tochinoumi Teruyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 49th Yokozuna
- José Mojica Marins, Brazilian actor, director, and screenwriter
- David Nobbs, English author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Mahdi Elmandjra, Moroccan economist and sociologist (d. 2014)
- Mike Stoller, American songwriter and producer
- Gero von Wilpert, German author and academic (d. 2009)
- Günther Uecker, German artist
- Zbigniew Messner, Polish economist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 2014)
- Carlos Roberto Reina, Honduran lawyer and politician, President of Honduras (d. 2003)
- Roy Haynes, American drummer and composer
- Dimitrios Ioannidis, Greek general (d. 2010)
- Al Jaffee, American cartoonist
- Ralph J. Roberts, American businessman, co-founded Comcast (d. 2015)
- Grigory Pomerants, Russian philosopher and author (d. 2013)
- Lindy Boggs, American educator and politician, 5th United States Ambassador to the Holy See (d. 2013)
- Jacque Fresco, American engineer and academic (d. 2017)
- W. O. Mitchell, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1998)
- Edward O'Hare, American lieutenant and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1943)
- William J. Casey, American politician, 13th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1987)
- Joe Kelly, Irish-English race car driver and businessman (d. 1993)
- Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian author and playwright (d. 2009)
- José Ardévol, Cuban composer and conductor (d. 1981)
- L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (d. 1986)
- Dorothy Tangney, Australian politician (d. 1985)
- Sammy Kaye, American saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1987)
- Kemal Tahir, Turkish journalist and author (d. 1973)
- Walter Annenberg, American publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2002)
- Myrtle Bachelder, American chemist and Women's Army Corps officer (d. 1997)
- Evald Tipner, Estonian footballer and ice hockey player (d. 1947)
- Clifford Roach, Trinidadian cricketer and footballer (d. 1988)
- Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
- Hans Bellmer, German-French painter and sculptor (d. 1975)
- Andrée Bosquet, Belgian painter (d. 1980)
- Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
- Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 1981)
- John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
- Jan Lechoń, Polish poet and critic (d. 1956)
- Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (d. 1978)
- Henry Hathaway, American director and producer (d. 1985)
- Yeghishe Charents, Armenian poet and activist (d. 1937)
- Janet Flanner, American journalist and author (d. 1978)
- Fritz Busch, German conductor and director (d. 1951)
- Jüri Vilms, Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 1918)
- Paul Morand, French author and diplomat (d. 1976)
- Home Run Baker, American baseball player and manager (d. 1963)
- Albert William Stevens, American captain and photographer (d. 1949)
- Hugh Walpole, New Zealand-English author and educator (d. 1941)
- Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1926)
- Josef Gočár, Czech architect (d. 1945)
- Ellery Harding Clark, American jumper, coach, and lawyer (d. 1949)
- Henri Étiévant, French actor and director (d. 1953)
- William Glackens, American painter and illustrator (d. 1938)
- Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian-German painter (d. 1941)
- Paul Prosper Henrys, French general (d. 1943)
- Hugo Wolf, Slovene-Austrian composer (d. 1903)
- B. H. Roberts, English-American historian and politician (d. 1933)
- Percival Lowell, American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1916)
- Hans Gude, Norwegian-German painter and academic (d. 1903)
- James Curtis Hepburn, American physician, linguist, and missionary (d. 1911)
- Mustafa Reşid Pasha, Ottoman politician, 212th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1858)
- Abigail Fillmore, American wife of Millard Fillmore, 14th First Lady of the United States (d. 1853)
- Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German painter and architect, designed the Konzerthaus Berlin (d. 1841)
- Daniel Lambert, English animal breeder (d. 1809)
- Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1845)
- Guillaume Brune, French general and diplomat (d. 1815)
- Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Duchess of Orléans (d. 1821)
- Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1790)
- Charles Bonnet, Swiss historian and author (d. 1793)
- John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (d. 1797)
- Michel Blavet, French flute player and composer (d. 1768)
- John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-English philosopher and translator (d. 1744)
- Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, botanist (d. 1741)
- Anne Henriette of Bavaria, princess of Condé (d. 1723)
- Innocent XII, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1700)
- John Berchmans, Belgian Jesuit scholastic and saint (d. 1621)
- Georges de La Tour, French painter (probable; d. 1652)
- William Louis, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Dutch count (d. 1620)
- Lazarus Spengler, German hymnwriter (d. 1534)
- Louis I, Duke of Orléans (d. 1407)
- Anna Porphyrogenita, Grand Princess of Kiev (d. 1011)
Deaths On This Day
- Amy Krouse Rosenthal, American author (b. 1965)
- Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist (b. 1926)
- Al Rosen, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
- Reubin Askew, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of Florida (b. 1928)
- Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, Irish businessman and politician (b. 1944)
- Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Sierra Leonean economist, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of Sierra Leone (b. 1932)
- Icchokas Meras, Lithuanian-Israeli author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
- Rick Martin, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1951)
- Jean Ferrat, French singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
- Betsy Blair, American actress (b. 1923)
- Alan W. Livingston, American businessman (b. 1917)
- Elizabeth Gilels, Russian violinist (b. 1919)
- Arnold Skaaland, American wrestler and manager (b. 1925)
- Robert C. Baker, American businessman, invented the chicken nugget (b. 1921)
- Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
- Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
- Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (b. 1928)
- Franz König, Austrian cardinal (b. 1905)
- Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher and scholar (b. 1900)
- John A. Alonzo, American actor and cinematographer (b. 1934)
- Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian and educator (b. 1895)
- Lee Falk, American cartoonist, director, and producer (b. 1911)
- Garson Kanin, American director and screenwriter (b. 1912)
- Bidu Sayão, Brazilian-American soprano (b. 1902)
- Judge Dread, English singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
- Hans von Ohain, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1911)
- Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish director and screenwriter (b. 1941)
- Leon Day, American baseball player (b. 1916)
- Odette Hallowes, French nurse and spy (b. 1912)
- Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psychologist and author (b. 1903)
- Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (b. 1915)
- Fahrettin Özdilek, Turkish general and politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1898)
- John C. Holmes, American film star (b. 1944)
- Louison Bobet, French cyclist (b. 1925)
- Paul Citroen, German-Dutch illustrator and educator (b. 1896)
- John Cazale, American actor (b. 1935)
- Ole Haugsrud, American sports executive (b. 1900)
- Ivo Andrić, Yugoslav novelist, poet, and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- Tony Ray-Jones, English photographer (b. 1941)
- Rockwell Kent, American painter and illustrator (b. 1882)
- Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist and statistician (b. 1884)
- Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
- Fan S. Noli, Albanian-American bishop and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Albania (b. 1882)
- Anne Acheson, Irish sculptor (d. 1882)
- Stephen Vincent Benét, American poet, short story writer, and novelist (b. 1898)
- Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (b. 1881)
- Cevat Çobanlı, Turkish general (b. 1870)
- Clarence Darrow, American lawyer and author (b. 1857)
- Francis Bell, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1851)
- Jenny Twitchell Kempton, American opera singer and educator (b. 1835)
- César Cui, Russian composer and critic (b. 1835)
- Hakeem Noor-ud-Din, Pakistani physician and scholar (b. 1841)
- Eugène-Étienne Taché, Canadian engineer and architect, designed the Parliament Building (b. 1836)
- Hugo Treffner, German educator, founded the Hugo Treffner Gymnasium (b. 1845)
- John J. Toffey, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1844)
- Susan B. Anthony, American activist (b. 1820)
- Benjamin Harrison, American general and politician, 23rd President of the United States (b. 1833)
- Fernand Pelloutier, French anarchist and syndicalist (b. 1867)
- Giorgio Mitrovich, Maltese politician (b. 1795)
- Leland Stanford, Jr., American son of Leland Stanford (b. 1868)
- Alexander II of Russia (b. 1818)
- Adolf Anderssen, German mathematician and chess player (b. 1818)
- David Swinson Maynard, American physician, lawyer, and businessman (b. 1808)
- Jean-Baptiste de Villèle, French politician, 6th Prime Minister of France (b. 1773)
- Henry Shrapnel, English general (b. 1761)
- William Bradley, English lieutenant and cartographer (b. 1757)
- John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, English admiral and politician (b. 1735)
- Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
- Nana Fadnavis, Indian minister and politician (b. 1742)
- Philibert Commerson, French historian and explorer (b. 1727)
- Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France (b. 1731)
- Johann Friedrich Böttger, German chemist and potter (b. 1682)
- Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (b. 1636)
- Richard Burbage, English actor (b. 1567)
- Arnaud d'Ossat, French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1537)
- Henry Cuffe, Politician (b. 1563)
- Michel de l'Hôpital, French politician (b. 1507)
- Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary (b. 1456)
- Charles I, Duke of Savoy (b. 1468)
- Shahrukh Mirza, Timurid ruler of Persia and Transoxania (b. 1377)
- John Barbour, Scottish priest and poet (b. 1320)
- Theodore Metochita, Byzantine Empire statesman and author (b. 1270)
- Henry of Almain (b. 1235)
- Mieszko III the Old, king of Poland (b. c. 1121)
- Fujiwara no Tadamichi, Japanese regent (b. 1097)
- Du Chongwei, Chinese general and governor
- Gerald of Mayo, Anglo-Saxon abbot
- Leander of Seville, Spanish bishop and saint (b. 534)