On This Day in History: March 14
March 14 is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 292 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- $495 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot climbs, awaits its first winner of 2019. Two and a half months into 2019, we still don't have a Powerball jackpot winner.
- IGT executive hired as NC Lottery chief. A top leader at a gambling operations vendor was hired Tuesday to become the North Carolina Education Lottery's next executive director.
- Husband plays late wife's 5 special numbers and wins lottery. A Chatsworth, Georgia, man claimed a lottery jackpot from the Georgia Lottery after playing his late wife's special numbers.
- Wyoming officially becomes 44th state with a lottery. Gov. Matt Mead cleared the way for Wyoming to begin the process of bringing a lottery to the state by signing House Bill 77 into law Wednesday.
- $216 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $216 million for Saturday's drawing.
- $200 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars. Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $200 million drawing.
- NJ man sued over $38.5M lottery ticket. A trail is underway in the case of a New Jersey construction worker who is being sued by his former co-workers after cashing in a $38.5 million lottery ticket.
- Jury awards jailed illegal alien $750,000 lottery ticket. A jailed illegal immigrant in Georgia is the rightful owner of a $750,000 lottery ticket, a jury decided Thursday.
- Toddler picks out winning NY lottery ticket. A 2-year-old Brooklyn girl made her mom an instant millionaire when she touched the winning ticket.
- 2 men survive deadly casino bus crash, then board another. Two gamblers who miraculously survived a catastrophic brush with death aboard a Chinatown casino bus climbed back aboard the same company's bus only hours later for another trip to the gaming tables.
- Powerball, Mega Millions explore agreement. Lottery behemoths Powerball and Mega Millions are discussing a possible arrangement to sell tickets for both games in the 42 states where they now operate alone.
- Newspaper photo reveals lottery winner's personal information. Lottery Post presents an exclusive story detailing how Maine's Morning Sentinel newspaper revealed a lottery winner's address and social security number in a published photo.
- Kansas Lottery adds 'Hot Lotto' game. Sales for the multi-state "Hot Lotto" numbers game began Sunday for Wednesday's first biweekly drawing that will include the Sunflower State.
- Internet lottery sales one step closer in Georgia. Georgia took its first step towards allowing lottery players to purchase tickets over the Internet, as the Georgia House approved a measure Thursday for setting up online accounts.
- N.C. residents divided over lottery question. As the speaker of the North Carolina House pledged this weekend to hold a vote on a bill that would create a state lottery, local Charlotte residents were divided on the issue.
- Tennessee Lottery Sales Pass $1 Billion. The Tennessee Lottery announced today that gross ticket sales have surpassed $1 billion after one year and seven weeks of ticket sales.
- Cardinal demands U.K. lottery boycott. Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics, called for a boycott of the UK National Lottery after it was revealed that the National Lottery gave £3.3 million (US$6.3 million) to Brook Advisory Centers and the FPA (Family Planning Association) - both of which support abortions as a means of family planning.
- Lottery winner ties the knot once again. Robert Swofford Jr., winner of a $60 million Florida Lotto jackpot, re-married his first wife, after his second wife dumped him when he won the big prize.
- N.C. Gov. may get 2nd try with lottery. When North Carolina Governor Mike Easley leaves office, assessments of his tenure undoubtedly will touch on whether he brought North Carolina into the lottery fold.
- Texas Lottery Approves Mega Millions Changes. Friday, the Texas Lottery Commission voted to propose rule amendments to the Mega Millions multi-state lottery game, which aim to make the game bigger than ever.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$495 Million
Mar 16, 2019
- 2.$417.3 Million
Mar 14, 2018
- 3.$353 Million
Mar 14, 2014
- 4.$345 Million
Mar 16, 2018
- 5.$276.3 Million
Mar 15, 2008
- 6.$216 Million
Mar 16, 2013
- 7.$200 Million
Mar 16, 2012
- 8.€129 Million
Mar 14, 2014
- 9.$172 Million
Mar 15, 2011
- 10.$165 Million
Mar 14, 2007
- 11.€105 Million
Mar 18, 2011
- 12.€113.51 Million
Mar 15, 2018
- 13.$137 Million
Mar 14, 2015
- 14.€119.37 Million
Mar 14, 2019
- 15.$123 Million
Mar 15, 2017
- 16.$120 Million
Mar 14, 2020
- 17.$119 Million
Mar 14, 2017
- 18.€82 Million
Mar 15, 2019
- 19.$90 Million
Mar 17, 2020
- 20.€79 Million
Mar 14, 2017
- 21.€76 Million
Mar 20, 2020
- 22.$77 Million
Mar 16, 1994
- 23.$75 Million
Mar 15, 2006
- 24.€65 Million
Mar 17, 2020
- 25.$70 Million
Mar 15, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Mar 14, 1990
30 years old
Saturday, Mar 14, 1987
33 years old
Wednesday, Mar 14, 1984
36 years old
Friday, Mar 14, 1975
45 years old
Sunday, Mar 14, 1971
49 years old
Friday, Mar 14, 1969
51 years old
Tuesday, Mar 14, 1967
53 years old
Monday, Mar 14, 1966
54 years old
Thursday, Mar 14, 1963
57 years old
Tuesday, Mar 14, 1961
59 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe over the past few days, destroying almost everything in its path, causing devastating floods, killing and injuring thousands of people and ruining crops. More than 2.6 million people could be affected across the three countries, and the port city of Beira, which was hit on March 8 and is home to 500,000 people, is now an “island in the ocean”, almost completely cut off.
- A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupt in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.
- The Left Front government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the resulting clash leaves 14 dead.
- Members of the Chadian military fail in an attempted coup d'état.
- Space exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.
- Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
- Johnson South Reef Skirmish: Chinese forces defeat Vietnamese forces in Johnson South Reef, disputed Spratly Islands.
- The South African government bombs the headquarters of the African National Congress in London.
- In Poland, LOT Flight 7 crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
- In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing 44 and injuring at least 200.
- The Israel Defense Forces invade and occupies southern Lebanon in Operation Litani.
- The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
- USAF Broken Arrow nuclear weapon mishap in B-52 crash near Yuba City, Ca.
- Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
- World War II: The R.A.F.'s first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
- World War II: The Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated".
- Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
- Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
- The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall.
- Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.
- El Virilla train accident, Costa Rica: A train falls off a bridge over the Río Virilla between Heredia and Tibás. Two hundred forty-eight are killed and 93 wounded.
- Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere.
- The Hay-Herrán Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Senate of Colombia would later reject the treaty.
- Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt.
- The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
- The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.
- Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
- Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
- American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
- Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
- Otto von Guericke completes his book on Vacuum.
- Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
- Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under Charles, Duke of Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.
- The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
- Chioggia concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.
- Emperor Jin Huaidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).
- 44 BC
- Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should live.
Births On This Day
- Simone Biles, American gymnast
- Batuhan Altıntaş, Turkish footballer
- Ansel Elgort, American actor and DJ
- Philipp Ziereis, German footballer
- Emir Bekrić, Serbian hurdler
- Pat O'Hanlon, Australian rugby league player
- László Szűcs, Hungarian footballer
- Steven Zellner, German footballer
- Joe Allen, Welsh footballer
- Tamás Kádár, Hungarian footballer
- Haru Kuroki, Japanese actress
- Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Icelandic footballer
- Kevin Lacroix, Canadian race car driver
- Colby O'Donis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Stephen Curry, American basketball player
- Rico Freimuth, German decathlete
- Robert Clark, American actor
- Jamie Bell, English actor and dancer
- Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Jessica Gallagher, Australian skier and cyclist
- Andy Taylor, English footballer
- Aric Almirola, American race car driver
- Liesel Pritzker Simmons, American actress and philanthropist
- Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
- Taylor Hanson, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Anas Sarwar, Scottish dentist and politician
- Jin Sha, Chinese singer and actress
- Carlos Marinelli, Argentinian footballer
- François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
- Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
- George Wilson, American football player
- Aaron Brown, English footballer and coach
- Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby player
- Nicolas Anelka, French footballer and manager
- Chris Klein, American actor
- Sead Ramović, German-Bosnian footballer
- Dan Sexbang, lead singer of NSP, American Internet Celebrity (2013-present)
- Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
- Vadims Fjodorovs, Latvian footballer and coach
- Aki Hoshino, Japanese model and author
- Naoki Matsuda, Japanese footballer (d. 2011)
- Jeremy Paul, New Zealand-Australian rugby player
- Daniel Gillies, Canadian-New Zealand actor, director, and screenwriter
- Phil Vickery, English rugby player and sportscaster
- Rushanara Ali, Bangladeshi-English politician
- Steve Harper, English footballer and referee
- Dmitri Markov, Belarusian-Australian pole vaulter
- Ben Kennedy, Australian rugby player
- Santino Marella, Canadian-American wrestler and actor
- Patrick Traverse, Canadian ice hockey player
- Rohit Shetty, Indian film director and producer
- Irom Chanu Sharmila, Indian poet and activist
- Charlie Elphicke, English lawyer and politician
- Kristian Bush, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Michael Bland, American drummer and producer
- Larry Johnson, American basketball player and actor
- Megan Follows, Canadian-American actress
- James Frain, English actor
- Serena Rees, English businesswoman, co-founded Agent Provocateur
- Jeremy Baumberg FRS Professor of Nanoscience at the University of Cambridge
- Jonas Elmer, Danish actor, director, and screenwriter
- Elise Neal, American actress and producer
- Gary Anthony Williams, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Kevin Brown, American baseball player and coach
- Aamir Khan, Indian film actor, producer, and director
- Billy Sherwood, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Kevin Williamson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Dario Bisso Sabàdin, Italian conductor and composer
- Andrew Fleming, American director and screenwriter
- Bruce Reid, Australian cricketer and coach
- Garry Jack, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
- Mike Lazaridis, Turkish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded BlackBerry Limited
- Hiro Matsushita, Japanese race car driver
- Heidi Hammel, American astronomer and academic
- Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)
- Laila Robins, American actress
- Tamara Tunie, American actress
- Albert II, Prince of Monaco
- Francine Stock, English journalist and author
- Jean van de Velde, Dutch director and screenwriter
- Tad Williams, American author
- Sean Mathias, Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter
- Alexey Pajitnov, Russian video game designer and computer engineer, creator of Tetris
- Butch Wynegar, American baseball player and coach
- Jonathan Kaufer, American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Brian Smith, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Nick Keir, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben & Jerry's
- Rick Dees, American actor and radio host
- Tom Coburn, American physician and politician
- Billy Crystal, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Theo Jansen, Dutch sculptor
- Roy Budd, English pianist and composer (d. 1993)
- William J. Jefferson, American lawyer and politician
- Jona Lewie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- William Lerach, American securities, class action attorney
- Wes Unseld, American basketball player, coach, and manager
- Jasper Carrott, English comedian, actor, and game show host
- Michael Martin Murphey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist
- Boris Brott, Canadian composer and conductor
- Václav Nedomanský, Czech ice hockey player and manager
- Bobby Smith, English footballer and manager
- Tom Stannage, Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)
- Anita Morris, American actress and singer (d. 1994)
- Rita Tushingham, English actress
- Wolfgang Petersen, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Pilar Bardem, Spanish actress
- Raymond J. Barry, American actor
- Bertrand Blier, French director and screenwriter
- Yves Boisset, French director and screenwriter
- Jan Crouch, American televangelist, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2016)
- Eleanor Bron, English actress and screenwriter
- John Gleeson, Australian cricketer (d. 2016)
- Peter van der Merwe, South African cricketer and referee (d. 2013)
- Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer
- Eugene Cernan, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
- Paul Rader, American 15th General of The Salvation Army
- Michael Caine, English actor and author
- Quincy Jones, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer
- Mark Murphy, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
- Naina Yeltsina, Russian wife of Boris Yeltsin, First Lady of Russia
- Bob Goalby, American golfer
- Frank Borman, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
- Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish environmentalist (d. 1980)
- François Morel, Canadian pianist, composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2018)
- William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (d. 2014)
- Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (d. 2013)
- Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)
- Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
- China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)
- S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (d. 2014)
- Ada Louise Huxtable, American author and critic (d. 2013)
- Hank Ketcham, American author and cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (d. 2001)
- Dorothy Tyler-Odam, English high jumper (d. 2014)
- Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (d. 1988)
- Zoia Horn, American librarian (d. 2014)
- Dennis Patrick, American actor and director (d. 2002)
- Alan Smith, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 2013)
- Horton Foote, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)
- Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
- Bill Owen, English actor and songwriter (d. 1999)
- Lee Petty, American race car driver and businessman, founded Petty Enterprises (d. 2000)
- Cliff Bastin, English footballer (d. 1991)
- Les Brown, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)
- W. Graham Claytor, Jr. American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1994)
- W. Willard Wirtz, American lawyer and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 2010)
- Akira Yoshizawa, Japanese origamist (d. 2005)
- Ed Heinemann, American engineer (d. 1991)
- Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher and academic (d. 1961)
- Philip Conrad Vincent, English engineer and businessman, founded Vincent Motorcycles (d. 1979)
- Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer and educator (d. 1972)
- Fazıl Küçük, Cypriot journalist and politician (d. 1984)
- Raymond Aron, French journalist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1983)
- Doris Eaton Travis, American actress and dancer (d. 2010)
- Adolph Gottlieb, American painter and sculptor (d. 1974)
- Sid Atkinson, South African hurdler and long jumper (d. 1977)
- K. C. Irving, Canadian businessman, founded Irving Oil (d. 1992)
- Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist and philologist (d. 1985)
- Reginald Marsh, French-American painter and illustrator (d. 1954)
- Osa Johnson, American director and explorer (d. 1953)
- Sylvia Beach, American-French publisher, founded Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)
- Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
- Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American soldier and pilot (d. 1918)
- Wacław Sierpiński, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1969)
- Princess Thyra of Denmark (d. 1945)
- Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
- Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips Electronics (d. 1951)
- Algernon Blackwood, English author and playwright (d. 1951)
- Emily Murphy, Canadian jurist, author, and activist (d. 1933)
- Alexey Troitsky, Russian composer and author (d. 1942)
- Casey Jones, American engineer (d. 1900)
- Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist and meteorologist (d. 1951)
- Paul Ehrlich, German physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)
- John Lane, English publisher, co-founded The Bodley Head (d. 1925)
- Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian author and poet (d. 1920)
- Thomas R. Marshall, American lawyer and politician, 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)
- Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
- Castro Alves, Brazilian poet and playwright (d. 1871)
- Umberto I of Italy (d. 1900)
- Arthur O'Shaughnessy, English poet and herpetologist (d. 1881)
- Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (d. 1903)
- Isabella Beeton, English author of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (d. 1865)
- Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer and historian (d. 1910)
- Frederic Shields, English painter and illustrator (d. 1911)
- Lucy Hobbs Taylor, American dentist and educator (d. 1910)
- Théodore de Banville, French poet and critic (d. 1891)
- Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1889)
- Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (d. 1878)
- Joseph P. Bradley, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1892)
- Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1849)
- Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Estonian poet (d. 1822)
- James Bogardus, American inventor and architect (d. 1874)
- Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)
- Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (d. 1767)
- Giuseppe Crespi, Italian painter (d. 1747)
- Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)
- Eric of Lorraine, Bishop of Verdun (d. 1623)
- Reinhard IV, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (d. 1512)
- Philip II, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (d. 1492)
- Wilhelm II, Count of Henneberg-Schleusingen (d. 1444)
Deaths On This Day
- Jim Bowen, English stand-up comedian and TV personality (b. 1937)
- Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist (b. 1979)
- Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (b. 1942)
- Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist. (b. 1931)
- Liam O'Flynn, Irish uileann piper (b. 1945)
- John W. Cahn, German-American metallurgist and academic (b. 1928)
- Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor (b. 1934)
- Suranimala Rajapaksha, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
- Tony Benn, English pilot and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1925)
- Meir Har-Zion, Israeli commander (b. 1934)
- Jack Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1930)
- Aramais Sahakyan, Armenian poet and author (b. 1936)
- Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician, Cambodian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1925)
- Pierre Schoendoerffer, French director and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Ċensu Tabone, Maltese general and politician, 4th President of Malta (b. 1913)
- Peter Graves, American actor (b. 1926)
- Chiara Lubich, Italian activist, co-founded the Focolare Movement (b. 1920)
- Lucie Aubrac, French educator and activist (b. 1912)
- Lennart Meri, Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (b. 1929)
- Jack Goldstein, Canadian-American painter (b. 1945)
- Jean-Luc Lagardère, French engineer and businessman (b. 1928)
- Cherry Wilder, New Zealand author and poet (b. 1930)
- Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
- John Broome, American author (b. 1913)
- Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1907)
- William Alfred Fowler, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Jean Poiret, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Howard Ashman, American playwright and composer (b. 1950)
- Margery Sharp, English author (b. 1905)
- Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (b. 1892)
- Hovhannes Shiraz, Armenian poet (b. 1915)
- Maurice Ronet, French actor and director (b. 1927)
- Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1902)
- Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish environmentalist (b. 1928)
- Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (b. 1917)
- Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (b. 1895)
- Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)
- Howard H. Aiken, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1900)
- Chic Young, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
- Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter, illustrator, and educator (b. 1898)
- Erwin Panofsky, German historian and academic (b. 1892)
- Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player (b. 1879)
- Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot activist (b. 1938)
- Klement Gottwald, Czechoslovak Communist politician (b. 1896)
- John Callan O'Laughlin, American journalist and politician, 17th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1873)
- Werner von Blomberg, German field marshal (b. 1878)
- René Bull, Irish lieutenant and illustrator (b. 1872)
- George Eastman, American inventor and businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (b. 1854)
- Larry McLean, Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1881)
- Quintino Sella, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Finances (b. 1827)
- Karl Marx, German philosopher and theorist (b. 1818)
- Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian general and politician, 17th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1793)
- Carl Ritter von Ghega, Italian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (b. 1802)
- Charles François Dumouriez, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1739)
- Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1735)
- Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Polish-Lithuanian general (b. 1753)
- Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (b. 1724)
- Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and critic (b. 1725)
- Ayagawa Gorōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 2nd Yokozuna (b. 1703)
- John Byng, British admiral and politician, 11th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1704)
- George Wade, Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1673)
- Jean Domat, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1625)
- Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (b. 1584)
- Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)
- Tokugawa Hidetada, Japanese shōgun (b. 1579)
- John Sigismund Zápolya, Hungarian king (b. 1540)
- John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford (b. 1485)
- Thomas Malory, English author and politician (b. 1405)
- The Jingtai Emperor, ruler of Ming China (b. 1428)
- Henry VIII the Sparrow, Duke of Żagań-Głogów (b.c. 1357)
- Matilda of Ringelheim, Frankish queen and saint (b. 895)
- Einhard, Frankish scholar
- Li Lin, prince of the Tang dynasty
- Leobinus, bishop of Chartres
- Emperor Huai of Jin (b. 284)