On This Day in History: March 15
March 15 is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 291 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Man exploits Arizona Lottery vending machine flaw, gets $55K worth of free tickets. A man is accused of exploiting a flaw in the Arizona Lottery vending machines to get over $55,000 worth of lottery tickets.
- Multi-state lottery games offer combined $800 million jackpot. Lottery fever is spreading across the USA with two huge jackpots adding up to $800 million.
- Michigan Lottery apologizes for costly game gaffe. A technical error during Monday night's Michigan Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings told players it was a special bonus drawing, which meant even more prize money for those with the winning numbers.
- Keno lottery games coming to North Carolina this fall. North Carolina's state-run lottery is expanding its gambling options with a new game starting this fall that could attract younger players and satisfy the thirst of legislators seeking more money for education initiatives.
- Offshore gambling site laundered $2 million in Amazon gift cards, Feds say. The operators of an offshore gambling website that accepts online lottery wagers used Amazon gift cards to launder nearly $2 million over the past few years, a Department of Homeland Security investigator alleged in a recent application for a seizure warrant filed in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
- Pennsylvania lottery wins to be taxed, if legislation passes. Winning the Pennsylvania Lottery may be a little less lucrative in a proposal that would allow the state to take a share of the jackpot through income tax.
- Ontario woman claims record $64M Canadian lottery jackpot. A Mississauga, Ontario, woman has won what is being called the largest jackpot ever in the history of Canadian lottery.
- US man pleads guilty to participating in Jamaica-based lottery scam. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a South Florida man has pleaded guilty for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing fraud scheme.
- $400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars. For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.
- $1 Million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle ticket found just in time. The Illinois Lottery announced today that a previously unclaimed $1 million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket, sold last year in Wood Dale, has been claimed just three days prior to its expiration.
- Pa. Gov. expected to resubmit lottery deal. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett plans to ask Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office to reverse its rejection of a contract with a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery, a top lawmaker said Tuesday.
- Jamaica making new efforts to curb lottery scams. Jamaican officials said Thursday that they are hopeful new legislation will finally result in a stream of convictions and lengthy sentences for fraudsters behind a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that has swindled mostly elderly Americans out of their retirement savings for years.
- Mega Millions winner forced to split jackpot with co-workers. For one New Jersey lottery winner looking to keep a Mega Millions jackpot all to himself, luck ran out today.
- N.J. deli waits for its $212M Powerball winner to surface. Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket last week at Gene's II Deli in Morris Township, New Jersey, could be a very rich person, but the winner of Saturday's $211.7 million jackpot has yet to come forward.
- States go all in, expand gaming to plug the budget. Faced with a drop in gambling revenue, states are adding games, considering new casinos and increasing lottery options -- anything to keep their cut of the profits rolling in.
- Man retrieves $250K lottery ticket from trash. A Maryland man threw away a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket before realizing his mistake and finding it after a 90-minute search.
- Ownership of $1M winning lottery ticket in question. The $1 million winning ticket from Saturday night's draw was presented to Idaho Lottery officials for payment Tuesday, but the prize has not been paid out yet.
- Indicted suspect to appear on Ohio Lottery TV show. A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam is scheduled to appear on the Ohio Lottery's television game show, officials said.
- Cops bust 2 men who stole 3,000 lottery tickets. Two men who allegedly made off with 3,000 lottery tickets from a Chinatown, California, liquor store are in custody, along with a woman accused of trying to cash some of the tickets, thanks to a school principal who recognized two of the suspects as the parents of one of his students, police reported.
- Jamaica police make progress into multimillion dollar lottery scam. The Montego Bay police continue to make inroads into the multimillion dollar lottery scam which saw several arrests being made in recent times.
- Atlantic Lottery retailers win 10 times more often than customers. Canadian store owners are collecting major lottery wins ten times as often as they should, according to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $56 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $56 million for Friday's drawing.
- First proposed N.C. lottery ad beats to different drummer. The first television commercial for the North Carolina Education Lottery apparently will be looking literally to drum up support.
- Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $89 Million Sold in Indiana. The people that say lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice haven't spent much time in Indiana. For the fourth time in the last five months, someone from Indiana has won the Powerball jackpot.
- In Pennsyvania, lottery tickets a big seller. In the year after Pennsylvania joined the multi-state lotto game in June 2002, total lottery sales jumped from $1.93 billion to $2.13 billion.
- One ticket wins $20 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $20 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$495 Million
Mar 16, 2019
- 2.$492.1 Million
Mar 16, 2018
- 3.$414 Million
Mar 18, 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.$183 Million
Mar 17, 2007
- 9.$172 Million
Mar 15, 2011
- 10.€105 Million
Mar 18, 2011
- 11.€113.51 Million
Mar 15, 2018
- 12.€120.68 Million
Mar 16, 2019
- 13.$131 Million
Mar 17, 2017
- 14.$130 Million
Mar 18, 2020
- 15.$123 Million
Mar 15, 2017
- 16.€82 Million
Mar 15, 2019
- 17.$90 Million
Mar 17, 2020
- 18.€76 Million
Mar 20, 2020
- 19.$77 Million
Mar 16, 1994
- 20.$75 Million
Mar 15, 2006
- 21.$72 Million
Mar 17, 2007
- 22.€65 Million
Mar 17, 2020
- 23.$70 Million
Mar 15, 2014
- 23.$70 Million
Mar 16, 2016
- 25.€53.25 Million
Mar 16, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Mar 15, 1987
33 years old
Saturday, Mar 15, 1980
40 years old
Wednesday, Mar 15, 1978
42 years old
Sunday, Mar 15, 1964
56 years old
Sunday, Mar 15, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Mar 15, 1963
57 years old
Friday, Mar 15, 1957
63 years old
Tuesday, Mar 15, 1955
65 years old
Monday, Mar 15, 1954
66 years old
Tuesday, Mar 15, 1949
71 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- 50 people are killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings.
- 1.4 million young people in 123 countries go on strike to protest climate change.
- Beginning of the Syrian Civil War.
- Stockpiles of obsolete ammunition explode at an ex-military ammunition depot in the village of Gërdec, Albania, killing 26 people. To date, no other tragedy has caused more deaths in post-World War II Albania.
- Cold War: The Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany comes into effect, granting full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany.
- Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
- Collapse of Hotel New World: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses.
- Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethio-Somali War.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
- At the 1961 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference, South Africa announces that it will withdraw from the Commonwealth when the South African Constitution of 1961 comes into effect.
- In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
- Iranian oil industry is nationalized.
- World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
- World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov: The Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
- Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name.
- Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
- Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the Austrofascist dictatorship.
- SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- The first Women's Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.
- The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
- After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
- Talaat Pasha, former Grand Vizir of the Ottoman Empire and chief architect of the Armenian Genocide is assassinated in Berlin by a 23-year-old Armenian, Soghomon Tehlirian.
- Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne ending the 304-year Romanov dynasty.
- United States President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
- Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
- Heian Shrine is founded.
- Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
- Restoration of the Scottish Catholic hierarchy, broken off back in 1603.
- First ever official cricket test match is played: Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.
- Archbishop of New York John McCloskey is named the first cardinal in the United States.
- France and Vietnam sign the Second Treaty of Saigon, further recognizing the full sovereignty of France over Cochinchina.
- American Civil War: The Red River Campaign: U.S. Navy fleet arrives at Alexandria, Louisiana.
- A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
- University of Toronto is founded.
- Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
- French physicist Augustin Fresnel is adjudged the winner of the Grand Prix of the Académie des Sciences for his "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", which verifies the Fresnel integrals, accounts for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishes Newton's initial objection to the wave theory of light.
- In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
- American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Court House: Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat a mixed American force numbering 4,400 in a Pyrrhic victory.
- Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes "jizya" (per capita tax).
- Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
- Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V, Count of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
- Conquest of Santarém: The forces of Afonso I of Portugal capture Santarém.
- After a ten-year truce, German King Henry the Fowler defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
- Michael III, emperor of the Byzantine Empire, overthrows the regency of his mother, empress Theodora (wife of Theophilos) with support of the Byzantine nobility.
- Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, is slain by Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, while the two kings were feasting together.
- Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
- 44 BC
- Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger and his fellow conspirators, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators, march to the Capitol following the assassination of Julius Caesar, but there is no response to their appeals to the population, who have left the streets in fear. Caesar's body remains in its place
- 474 BC
- Roman consul Gnaeus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the war against Veii and securing a forty years' truce.
Births On This Day
- Kristian Kostov, Russian/Bulgarian singer-songwriter
- Alia Bhatt, Actress and singer of Indian origin and British citizenship
- Tavon Austin, American footballer
- Kurt Baptiste, Australian rugby league player
- Xavier Henry, American basketball player
- Siobhan Magnus, American singer-songwriter
- Sam Baldock, English footballer
- Bryce Gibbs, Australian footballer
- Sandro Raniere, Brazilian footballer
- Adrien Silva, Portuguese footballer
- Caitlin Wachs, American actress
- Éver Guzmán, Mexican footballer
- James Reimer, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jolo Revilla, Filipino actor and politician
- Alexander Sims, English race car driver
- Eric Decker, American football player
- Badradine Belloumou, French-Algerian footballer
- Malin Buska, Swedish actress
- Olivier Jean, Canadian speed skater
- Kostas Vasileiadis, Greek basketball player
- Wilson Aparecido Xavier Júnior, Brazilian footballer
- Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
- Umut Bulut, Turkish footballer
- Ben Hilfenhaus, Australian cricketer
- Kostas Kaimakoglou, Greek basketball player
- Golda Marcus, Salvadoran swimmer
- Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
- Heiko Niidas, Estonian basketball player
- Ricky Sekhon, English actor
- Yo Yo Honey Singh, Indian music producer
- Tom Budge, Australian actor
- Emily Dunn, American actress and dancer
- Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, Kenyan runner
- Young Buck, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Mikael Forssell, German-Finnish footballer
- Veronica Maggio, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Jens Salumäe, Estonian skier
- Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
- Eric Grothe, Jr. Australian rugby league player and guitarist
- Claudiney Ramos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
- Kyle Mills, New Zealand cricketer
- Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player and scout
- Joe Hahn, American DJ, producer, and director (Linkin Park)
- Brian Tee, Japanese-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Katherine Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Abhay Deol, Indian actor
- Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
- Eva Longoria, American actress and producer
- Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
- Darcy Tucker, Canadian ice hockey player
- will.i.am, American rapper, producer, and actor (The Black Eyed Peas and Atban Klann)
- Robert Fick, American baseball player
- Robin Hunicke, American video game designer and producer
- Masayuki Naruse, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Mark Hoppus, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Holger Stromberg, German chef
- Mike Tomlin, American football player and coach
- Penny Lancaster, English model and photographer
- Joanne Wise, English long jumper
- Christine Anu, Australian singer
- Naka Drotske, South African rugby player
- Derek Parra, American speed skater and coach
- Rona Ambrose, Canadian journalist and politician, 8th Canadian Minister of Health
- Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer and coach
- Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
- Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
- Mark McGrath, American singer-songwriter and television host
- Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy
- Sabrina Salerno, Italian singer-songwriter, actress, and producer
- Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese manga artist, creator of Sailor Moon
- Sunetra Gupta, Indian epidemiologist, author, and academic
- Robyn Malcolm, New Zealand actress
- Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
- Rockwell, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Bret Michaels, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Terence Trent D'Arby, American singer-songwriter
- Jimmy Baio, American actor
- Terry Cummings, American basketball player and singer
- Craig Ludwig, American ice hockey player and coach
- Mike Pagliarulo, American baseball player and coach
- Phil Walsh, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2015)
- Harold Baines, American baseball player and coach
- Renny Harlin, Finnish director and producer
- Lisa Holton, American journalist and author
- Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and author
- Anne Davies, English television presenter and newsreader
- Joaquim de Almeida, Portuguese-American actor
- Víctor Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager
- David Silverman, American animator, director, and screenwriter
- Clay Matthews, Jr., American football player and coach
- Mohsin Khan, Pakistani cricketer
- Dee Snider, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Massimo Bubola, Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Isobel Buchanan, Scottish soprano and actress
- Bob Budiansky, American author and illustrator
- Henry Marsh, American runner and businessman, co-founded MonaVie
- Craig Wasson, American actor
- Richard Bruton, Irish economist and politician, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
- Heather Graham Pozzessere, American author
- Kumba Ialá, Bissau-Guinean educator and politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2014)
- Howard Devoto, English singer-songwriter
- Philip Green, English businessman
- Howard Koh, American physician and politician, 14th United States Assistant Secretary for Health
- David Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool, English educator and politician
- Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer-songwriter
- Kurt Koch, Swiss cardinal
- Kate Bornstein, American author and activist
- Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
- Ry Cooder, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Gino Ferrin, German footballer and manager
- Juraj Kukura, Slovak-German actor
- Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
- A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
- Mark J. Green, American lawyer and politician
- Chi Cheng, Taiwanese runner and politician
- Jacques Doillon, French director and screenwriter
- Francis Mankiewicz, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- David Cronenberg, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Lynda La Plante, English actress, screenwriter, and author
- Michael Scott-Joynt, English bishop (d. 2014)
- Sly Stone, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
- The Iron Sheik, Iranian-American wrestler and actor
- Mike Love, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Frank Dobson, English politician, Secretary of State for Health
- Phil Lesh, bassist and founding member of the American band Grateful Dead
- Ted Kaufman, American engineer and politician
- Robert Nye, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 2016)
- Julie Tullis, English mountaineer (d. 1986)
- Charles Lloyd, American saxophonist and flute player
- Marcus Raichle, American neurologist and physiologist
- Valentin Rasputin, Russian environmentalist and author (d. 2015)
- Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
- David Andrews, Irish politician, 21st Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ireland
- Judd Hirsch, American actor
- Jimmy Swaggart, American pastor and television host
- Leonid Yengibarov, Russian-Armenian clown and boxer (d. 1972)
- Richard Layard, Baron Layard, English economist and academic
- Kanshi Ram, Indian politician (d. 2006)
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer and judge
- Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- Alan Bean, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2018)
- Arif Mardin, Turkish-American record producer (d. 2006)
- Zhores Alferov, Belarusian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)
- Bob Wilber, American clarinetist and saxophonist
- Christian Marquand, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
- Carl Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
- Ben Johnston, American composer and academic
- Norm Van Brocklin, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
- Eddie Calvert, English trumpeter (d. 1978)
- Madelyn Pugh, American television writer and producer (d. 2011)
- E. Donnall Thomas, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
- Lawrence Tierney, American actor (d. 2002)
- Richard Ellmann, American author and critic (d. 1987)
- Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)
- Frank Coghlan, Jr., American actor and pilot (d. 2009)
- Fadil Hoxha, Kosovar commander and politician, 2nd President of Kosovo (d. 2001)
- Harry James, American trumpet player, bandleader, and actor (d. 1983)
- Macdonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
- Jack Fairman, English race car driver (d. 2002)
- Lightnin' Hopkins, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
- Louis Paul Boon, Flemish journalist and author (d. 1979)
- Jaroslava Muchová Syllabová, Czech painter (d. 1986)
- Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
- Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German lawyer and judge (d. 1944)
- George Brent, Irish-American actor (d. 1979)
- J. Pat O'Malley, English-American actor (d. 1985)
- Gilberto Freyre, Brazilian sociologist, anthropologist, historian and writer (d. 1987)
- Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
- James Basevi Ord, Mexican-American colonel (d. 1938)
- Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician and mountaineer (d. 1980)
- Marjorie Merriweather Post, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded General Foods (d. 1973)
- Lütfi Kırdar, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (d. 1961)
- Wladimir Burliuk, Ukrainian-Greek painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
- Reza Shah, Iranian king (d. 1944)
- Eugène Fiset, Canadian physician, general, and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
- Harold L. Ickes, American journalist and politician, 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1952)
- Stanisław Wojciechowski, Polish scholar and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Poland (d. 1953)
- Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
- Matthew Charlton, Australian miner and politician (d. 1948)
- Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor, often erroneously identified as the inventor of the Paper clip (d. 1910)
- Manuk Abeghian, Armenian author and scholar (d. 1944)
- Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, composer, and conductor (Oslo Philharmonic) (d. 1935)
- Waldemar Haffkine, Russian-Swiss bacteriologist and microbiologist (d. 1930)
- Liberty Hyde Bailey, American botanist and academic, co-founded the American Society for Horticultural Science (d. 1954)
- Christian Michelsen, Norwegian businessman and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1925)
- Emil von Behring, German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
- Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish landowner, playwright, and translator (d. 1932)
- John Sebastian Little, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (d. 1916)
- William Mitchell Ramsay, Scottish archaeologist and scholar (d. 1939)
- Karl Davydov, Russian cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1889)
- John Henry Kagi, American lawyer and activist (d. 1859)
- Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1916)
- Saint Daniele Comboni, Italian missionary and saint (d. 1881)
- Paul Heyse, German author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
- Élisée Reclus, French geographer and academic (d. 1905)
- Jules Chevalier, French priest, founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (d. 1907)
- Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian physicist and chemist (d. 1895)
- William Milligan, Scottish theologian, author, and educator (d. 1892)
- Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general and politician (d. 1924)
- John Snow, English physician and epidemiologist (d. 1858)
- Joseph Jenkins Roberts, American-Liberian historian and politician, 1st President of Liberia (d. 1876)
- Karl Josef von Hefele, German bishop and theologian (d. 1893)
- Charles Knight, English author and publisher (d. 1873)
- Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician and academic (d. 1861)
- William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
- Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
- Archibald Menzies, Scottish surgeon and botanist (d. 1842)
- George Bähr, German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (d. 1738)
- Shunzhi Emperor of China (d. 1661)
- Jan Fyt, Flemish painter (d. 1661)
- Alexandre de Rhodes, French missionary and lexicographer (d. 1660)
- Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (d. 1663)
- Daniel Featley, English theologian and controversialist (d. 1645)
- Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress of Brandenburg (d. 1573)
- Anne de Montmorency, French captain and diplomat (d. 1567)
- Francesco Gonzaga, Catholic cardinal (d. 1483)
- Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden (d. 1453)
- Margaret of England, Duchess of Brabant (d. 1333)
- Fujiwara no Tadamichi, Japanese noble (d. 1164)
- Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (d. 343)
Deaths On This Day
- Larry DiTillio, American film and TV series writer (b. 1948)
- Sylvia Anderson, English voice actress and television and film producer (b. 1927)
- Asa Briggs, English historian and academic (b. 1921)
- Daryl Coley, American singer and pastor (b. 1955)
- Seru Rabeni, Fijian rugby player (b. 1978)
- Collins Chabane, South African politician (b. 1960)
- Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor and educator (b. 1928)
- Narayan Desai, Indian author and activist (b. 1924)
- Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (b. 1928)
- Curtis Gans, American political scientist and author (b. 1937)
- Mike Porcaro, American bass player (b. 1955)
- Scott Asheton, American drummer (b. 1949).
- David Brenner, American comedian, actor, and author (b. 1936)
- Bo Callaway, American soldier and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Army (b. 1927)
- Clarissa Dickson Wright, English chef, author, and television personality (b. 1947)
- Everett L. Fullam, American priest and scholar (b. 1930)
- Cees Veerman, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
- James Bonk, American chemist and academic (b. 1931)
- Booth Gardner, American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Washington (b. 1936)
- Hardrock Gunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
- Shannon Larratt, Canadian publisher, founded BMEzine (b. 1973)
- Terry Lightfoot, English clarinet player (b. 1935)
- Leverne McDonnell, Australian actress (b. 1963).
- Masamichi Noro, Japanese-French martial artist, founded Kinomichi (b. 1935)
- Kallam Anji Reddy, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (b. 1940)
- Peter Worsley, English sociologist (b. 1924)
- Felipe Zetter, Mexican footballer (b. 1923)
- Mervyn Davies, Welsh rugby player (b. 1946)
- Eb Gaines, American businessman and diplomat (b. 1927)
- Luis Gonzales, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
- Bernardino González Ruíz, Panamanian physician and politician, President of Panama (b. 1911)
- Fran Matera, American illustrator (b. 1924)
- Dave Philley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
- Nate Dogg, American rapper (b. 1969)
- Smiley Culture, English singer and DJ (b. 1963)
- Ron Silver, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1946)
- Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1954)
- Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1951)
- G. David Low, American astronaut and engineer (b. 1956)
- Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
- Sarla Thakral, First Indian woman to earn a pilot's license. (b. 1914)
- Charles Harrelson, American murderer (b. 1938)
- Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1926)
- Stuart Rosenberg, American director and producer (b. 1927)
- Georgios Rallis, Greek lieutenant and politician, 173rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
- Red Storey, Canadian football player and referee (b. 1918)
- Bob Bellear, Australian engineer and judge (b. 1944)
- Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player and coach (b. 1923)
- Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
- Philippe Lemaire, French actor (b. 1927)
- Bill Pickering, New Zealand-American scientist and engineer (b. 1910)
- John Pople, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
- Thora Hird, English actress (b. 1911)
- Paul Stojanovich, American television producer, created World's Wildest Police Videos (b. 1956)
- Gaetano Cozzi, Italian historian and academic (b. 1922)
- Ann Sothern, American actress and singer (b. 1909)
- Guy D'Artois, Canadian soldier (b. 1917)
- Tim Maia, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
- Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (b. 1903)
- Gail Davis, American actress (b. 1925)
- Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter (b. 1906)
- Rahi Masoom Raza, Indian Urdu poet (b.1927)
- Bud Freeman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1906)
- Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-English journalist (b. 1958)
- Tom Harmon, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
- Muhammad Jameel Didi, Maldivian poet and politician (b. 1915)
- Dmitri Polyakov, Ukrainian general and spy (b. 1926)
- Douglas Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1899)
- Alexandru Giugaru, Romanian actor (b. 1897)
- Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and author (b. 1921)
- Coloman Braun-Bogdan, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1905)
- Rebecca West, English author and critic (b. 1892)
- René Clair, French director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
- Hubert Aquin, Canadian author and activist (b. 1929)
- Antonino Rocca, Italian-American wrestler and referee (b. 1921)
- Aristotle Onassis, Greek-Argentinian businessman (b. 1906)
- Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter and educator (b. 1910)
- Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
- Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1897)
- Miles Malleson, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1888)
- Musashiyama Takeshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 33rd Yokozuna (b. 1909)
- Abe Saperstein, American basketball player and coach (b. 1902)
- Charles Bartliff, American soccer player (b. 1886)
- Arthur Compton, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1909)
- Ernst Nobs, Swiss politician (b. 1886)
- John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (b. 1889)
- Otto von Below, Prussian general (b. 1857)
- Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian-German painter (b. 1864)
- Luis Barceló, Spanish colonel (b. 1896)
- Nikolai Bukharin, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1888)
- H. P. Lovecraft, American short story writer, editor, and novelist (b. 1890)
- Gustavo Jiménez, Peruvian colonel and politician, 73rd President of Peru (b. 1886)
- Hector Rason, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1858)
- Talaat Pasha, Ottoman politician, 281st Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1874)
- Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (b. 1813)
- James Joseph Sylvester, English mathematician and academic (b. 1814)
- Joseph Bazalgette, English engineer and academic (b. 1819)
- Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (b. 1774)
- Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1760)
- Otto Wilhelm Masing, Estonian linguist and clergyman (b. 1763)
- Clement Mary Hofbauer, Austrian priest and saint (b. 1751)
- Eusebio Kino, Italian priest and missionary (b. 1645)
- Salvator Rosa, Italian painter and poet (b. 1615)
- David Pardo, Dutch rabbi and scholar (b. 1591)
- Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (b. 1576)
- Annibale Padovano, Italian organist and composer (b. 1527)
- Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Ottoman politician, 35th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1493)
- Shah Jalal, Sufi saint of Bengal (b. 1271).
- Albert of Schwarzburg, grand preceptor of the Knights Hospitaller
- Walter V, Count of Brienne (b. 1275)
- Thomas III d'Autremencourt, Lord of Salona, Marshal of Achaea
- Albert Pallavicini, Margrave of Bodonitza
- George I Ghisi, Triarch of Euboea, Baron of Chalandritsa, Lord of Tinos, Mykonos, Serifos and Keos
- Isabella of Hainault, queen of Philip II of France (b. 1170)
- Ernulf, Bishop of Rochester (b. c. 1040)
- Richilde, Countess of Hainaut, Flemish consort and regent (b. c. 1018)
- Siegfried I (the Older), German nobleman
- Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (b. 938)
- Pope Zachary
- Odoacer, first king of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire (b. 433)
- Cao Cao, Chinese general, warlord and statesman (b. 155)
- 44 BC
- Julius Caesar, Roman general and statesman (b. 100 BC)