On This Day in History: March 16
March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 290 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Amazon held talks on bid to takeover the UK National Lottery. Amazon held talks about bidding to run the United Kingdom National Lottery, The Mail on Sunday revealed.
- How a gaming geek with a checkered past pulled off the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history. After brothers Eddie and Tommy Tipton were caught perpetrating the largest lottery fraud in U.S. history, they meticulously outlined their involvement to federal agents as a condition of their 2017 convictions and plea agreements. This story is based on nearly 400 pages of court transcripts detailing their confessions.
- Lottery players gain access to powerful new analysis tool. Lottery Post today announced the release of Combinations Analysis for Pick 3 and Pick 4, a brand-new reporting and analysis tool unlocking new insights into lottery drawing histories, delivering unprecedented power into the hands of every lottery player while being incredibly easy to use.
- Kansas files lawsuit against accused lottery rigger. A lawsuit by the state of Kansas accuses the man at the center of a multi-state lottery number-fixing scam of working with two others to redeem two rigged lottery tickets for $44,000.
- Iowa Lottery upgrading retailer systems. Iowa Lottery officials are ready to roll out a new computer system in April at 2,400 retail sites in hopes that it will boost sales of popular games such as Powerball and Mega Millions and reduce crime.
- Maryland liquor store owner charged in lottery scam. The owner of a liquor store in North Point, Maryland, was arrested and charged with grand theft, petty theft, and fraud after she was caught stealing an undercover agent's winning lottery ticket worth $10,000.
- S.C. Lottery to pay for Pick 4 error. During the South Carolina Education Lottery's evening Pick 4 draw for Saturday, March 13, the numbers 7, 2, 4, and 5 were selected. However, an error occurred when the numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 were entered into the central system for validating claims, according to a release from SCEL.
- $275M Powerball lottery jackpot goes to W. Virginia player. One of the tickets sold in West Virginia for the Powerball game Saturday night beat the astronomical one in 146 million odds to win the $276.3 million jackpot.
- Retailers luckier than expected, Atlantic Lotto says. Lottery ticket sellers won 10 times more often than statistically they should have over the last six years, the Atlantic Lottery Corp. said Wednesday.
- Trooper caught in gambling raid. Indianapolis Metro Police officers cited Indiana State Trooper Kyle Freeman during a gambling raid Tuesday.
- Gambling pushed banker to steal $1.4 million. Deb Anderson, 49, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of defrauding the bank in U.S. District Court in Sioux City, and was sentenced to three years and five months in prison and five years of probation.
- Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $88 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $88 million, with a cash option of $41.6 million.
- Idaho Lottery pays out $26M dividend to schools. In its 2005 fiscal report, the Idaho lottery commission reports a record-setting dividend last year that saw $26 million go to Idaho's public schools and buildings.
- N.C. lottery scratch tickets on sale in 15 days. Scratch-off tickets in the North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) will go on sale in 15 days, and retailers around the state are getting ready for the games to begin.
- Man arrested after redeeming stolen lottery tickets. A 24-year-old Michigan man was arrested this week on a charge that he stole more than $20,000 worth of lottery tickets from his employer and redeemed the winning tickets at businesses across Wayne County.
- Powerball winner convicted in fatal traffic crash. With trembling hands her only visible reaction, Victoria Zell, who three years ago split a $10.9 million Powerball jackpot with her ex-husband, was convicted in a fatal high-speed collision.
- Self-service lottery machines popular in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, self-service lottery terminals are helping stores achieve record lottery sales.
- Streak of jackpot winners is bad luck for Powerball lottery sales. Sales of Powerball lottery tickets across the nation are down drastically in recent months. The reason: People are too frequently beating the odds, which happen to be 1 in 120.5 million.
- Missouri Lottery makes its 200th millionaire. Gary DeHaven of Republic, Missouri became the state's 200th lottery-made millionaire after winning a $1.4 million jackpot in the March 9 drawing, the Missouri Lottery announced yesterday afternoon.
- $239 Million Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Remains Unclaimed. Nearly a month after a Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers to win a $239 million jackpot, the whereabouts of that ticket -- and the identity of the person who bought it -- are still unknown.
- Laid off Indiana factory worker claims $89 million Powerball jackpot. Tim Rivers, a 23-year-old laid off factory worker from Salem, Indiana, had his dream come true when he claimed Saturday's $89 million Powerball jackpot.
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.$216 Million
Mar 16, 2013
- 6.$201 Million
Mar 18, 2011
- 7.$200 Million
Mar 16, 2012
- 8.$183 Million
Mar 17, 2007
- 9.€105 Million
Mar 18, 2011
- 10.€114.86 Million
Mar 17, 2018
- 11.$141 Million
Mar 18, 2017
- 12.€120.68 Million
Mar 16, 2019
- 13.$131 Million
Mar 17, 2017
- 14.$130 Million
Mar 18, 2020
- 15.$90 Million
Mar 17, 2020
- 16.$88 Million
Mar 18, 2006
- 17.€76 Million
Mar 20, 2020
- 18.$80 Million
Mar 19, 2014
- 19.$77 Million
Mar 16, 1994
- 20.$72 Million
Mar 17, 2007
- 21.€65 Million
Mar 17, 2020
- 22.$70 Million
Mar 16, 2016
- 23.€53.25 Million
Mar 16, 2013
- 24.$69 Million
Mar 18, 2008
- 25.€61 Million
Mar 18, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Mar 16, 1990
30 years old
Monday, Mar 16, 1981
39 years old
Friday, Mar 16, 1979
41 years old
Wednesday, Mar 16, 1977
43 years old
Tuesday, Mar 16, 1976
44 years old
Sunday, Mar 16, 1975
45 years old
Thursday, Mar 16, 1972
48 years old
Tuesday, Mar 16, 1971
49 years old
Wednesday, Mar 16, 1960
60 years old
Thursday, Mar 16, 1950
70 years old
Saturday, Mar 16, 1946
74 years old
Thursday, Mar 16, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A bomb detonates in a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 15 and injuring at least 54.
- Two suicide bombers detonate their explosives at a mosque during morning prayer on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing 22 and injuring 18.
- Crimea votes in a controversial referendum to secede from Ukraine to join Russia.
- Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
- American activist Rachel Corrie is killed in Rafah trying to obstruct the demolition of a home by being run over by a bulldozer.
- A series of bomb blasts that took place in the city of Shijiazhuang, China killed 108 people and injured 38 others, was the biggest mass murder in China in decades.
- Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.
- The airplane carrying eight members of Reba McEntire's touring band crashed on the side of Otay Mountain.
- In Egypt, a 4400-year-old mummy is found near the Pyramid of Cheops.
- Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
- Halabja chemical attack: The Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5,000 people and injuring about 10,000 people.
- The Troubles: Ulster loyalist militant Michael Stone attacks a Provisional IRA funeral in Belfast with pistols and grenades. A PIRA volunteer and two civilians are killed, and more than 60 others are wounded.
- Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
- William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists. (He later dies in captivity.)
- Demolition of the Ismaning radio transmitter, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
- Sino-Vietnamese War: The People's Liberation Army crosses the border back into China, ends the war.
- Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped. (He is later murdered by his captors.)
- Supertanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the largest oil spill in history at that time.
- Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt, the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
- British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.
- A Viasa McDonnell Douglas DC-9 crashes in Maracaibo, Venezuela, killing 155.
- Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre occurs; between 347 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
- General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
- Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with an Agena Target Vehicle.
- A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with all 107 aboard missing and presumed dead.
- The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.
- World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
- Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers, resulting in around 5,000 deaths.
- First person killed (James Isbister) in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.
- From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
- Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, leading to a major flood in Pittsburgh.
- Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
- History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
- An earthquake occurs in Yunnan, China.
- In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume becomes annexed as part of Italy.
- Finnish Civil War: Battle of Länkipohja is infamous for its bloody aftermath as the Whites executed 70-100 capitulated Reds.
- World War I: A German auxiliary cruiser is sunk in the Action of 16 March 1917.
- The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
- Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
- In Melbourne the representatives of five colonies adopted a constitution, which would become the basis of the Commonwealth of Australia.
- Jules Massenet's opera Thaïs is first performed.
- The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
- The first version of the overture fantasy Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky receives its première performance.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
- American Civil War: During the Red River Campaign, Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
- In the Second Battle of Cancha Rayada, Spanish forces defeated Chileans under José de San Martín.
- Prince Willem proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
- The Siege of Badajoz begins: British and Portuguese forces besiege and defeat the French garrison during the Peninsular War.
- The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- French Revolutionary Wars: An Austrian column is defeated by the French in the Battle of Valvasone.
- King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29.
- American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
- Anglo-Spanish War (1779): Action of 16 March 1782.
- The 23rd Regiment of Foot, or Royal Welch Fusiliers, is founded.
- The Long Parliament of England is dissolved so as to prepare for the new Convention Parliament.
- Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
- Ferdinand Magellan reaches the island of Homonhon in the Philippines.
- The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the Despenser Wars.
- Over 200 Cathars who refuse to recant are burned to death after the Fall of Montségur.
- Massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
- Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.
Births On This Day
- Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Canadian-born Dominican baseball player
- Florian Neuhaus, German football player
- Inga Janulevičiūtė, Lithuanian figure skater
- Joel Embiid, Cameroonian basketball player
- George Ford, English rugby union player
- Marine Lorphelin, Miss France
- Reggie Bullock, American basketball player
- Wolfgang Van Halen, American bassist
- Andre Young, American basketball player
- Blake Griffin, American basketball player
- Jung So-min, South Korean actress
- Magalie Pottier, French racing cyclist
- Theo Walcott, English footballer
- Jessica Gregg, Canadian speed skater
- Patrick Herrmann, German footballer
- Fabien Lemoine, French football player
- Alexandra Daddario, American actress
- Toney Douglas, American basketball player
- Kenny Dykstra, American wrestler
- T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
- Boaz Solossa, Indonesian footballer
- Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater
- Teddy Atine-Venel, French athlete
- Eddy Lover, Panamanian singer-songwriter
- Aleksei Sokirskiy, Russian hammer thrower
- Levi Brown, American football player
- Aisling Bea, Irish comedienne and actress
- Sharon Cherop, Kenyan long-distance runner
- Michael Ennis, Australian rugby player
- Hosea Gear, New Zealand rugby player
- Brandon Prust, Canadian ice hockey player
- Stephen Drew, American baseball player
- Brandon League, American baseball player
- Nicolas Rousseau, French road bicycle racer
- Tramon Williams, American football player
- Miguel Comminges, Guadeloupean footballer
- Riley Cote, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Tommy Hansen, Czech actor
- Jesús Del Nero, Spanish road bicycle racer
- Brian Wilson, American baseball player
- Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
- Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
- Julien Mazet, French road bicycle racer
- Fabiana Murer, Brazilian pole vaulter
- Todd Heap, American football player
- Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
- Christina Liebherr, Swiss equestrian
- Rashad Moore, American football player
- Sébastien Ostertag, French handball player
- Leena Peisa, Finnish keyboard player and songwriter
- Andrei Stepanov, Estonian footballer
- Brooke Burns, American fashion model and actress
- Annett Renneberg, German actress and singer
- Mónica Cruz, Spanish actress and dancer
- Thomas Rupprath, German swimmer
- Blu Cantrell, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Leila Lejeune, French handballer
- Susanne Ljungskog, Swedish cyclist
- Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
- Zhu Chen, Qatari chess Grandmaster
- Luciano Castro, Argentine actor
- Sienna Guillory, English model and actress
- Lionel Torres, French archer
- Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer and politician
- Anne Charrier, French actress
- Heath Streak, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Andrey Mizurov, Kazakhstani road bicycle racer
- Vonda Ward, American boxer
- Ismaïl Sghyr, French-Moroccan long-distance runner
- Franck Comba, French rugby player
- Alan Tudyk, American actor
- Joakim Berg, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Judah Friedlander, American comedian and actor
- Ottis Gibson, Barbadian cricketer and coach
- Alina Ivanova, Russian athlete
- Evangelos Koronios, Greek basketball player and coach
- Trevor Wilson, American basketball player and police officer
- Tracy Bonham, American singer and violinist
- John Darnielle, American musician and novelist
- Lauren Graham, American actress and producer
- Ronnie McCoury, American bluegrass mandolin player, singer and songwriter
- Heidi Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier
- Steve Armstrong, American wrestler
- Cindy Brown, American basketball player
- Mark Carney, Canadian-English economist and banker
- Cristiana Reali, Italian-Brazilian actress
- Patty Griffin, American singer-songwriter
- Pascal Richard, Swiss racing cyclist
- Gore Verbinski, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jerome Flynn, English actor and singer
- Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor and singer (d. 2002)
- Franck Fréon, French race car driver
- Liliane Gaschet, French athlete
- Brett Kenny, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Todd McFarlane, Canadian author, illustrator, and businessman, founded McFarlane Toys
- John Hemming, English businessman and politician
- Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Jenny Eclair, English comedian, actress and screenwriter
- Michael J. Bloomfield, American astronaut
- Sebastian Currier, American composer and educator
- Greg Dyer, Australian cricketer
- Flavor Flav, American rapper and actor
- Charles Hudson, American baseball player
- Steve Marker, American musician
- Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Norway, 13th Secretary General of NATO
- Phillip Wilcher, Australian pianist and composer
- Kate Worley, American author (d. 2004)
- Ozzie Newsome, American football player and manager
- Clifton Powell, American actor, director, and producer
- Yoriko Shono, Japanese writer
- Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Swiss lawyer and politician
- Svetlana Alexeeva, Russian ice dancer and coach
- Rimantas Astrauskas, Lithuanian physicist
- Bruno Barreto, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Linda Lepomme, Belgian actress and singer
- Bob Ley, American sports anchor and reporter
- Andy Scott, Canadian politician (d. 2013)
- Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
- David Heath, English politician
- Jimmy Nail, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Tim O'Brien, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dav Whatmore, Sri Lankan-Australian cricketer and coach
- Nancy Wilson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress
- Claus Peter Flor, German conductor
- Isabelle Huppert, French actress
- Rainer Knaak, German chess player
- Richard Stallman, American computer scientist and programmer
- Ray Benson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Abdelmajid Bourebbou, Algerian footballer
- Oddvar Brå, Norwegian skier
- Joe DeLamielleure, American football player
- Alexandre Gonzalez, French long-distance runner
- Peter Forster, English bishop
- Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress
- Edhem Šljivo, Bosnian footballer
- Erik Estrada, American actor
- Victor Garber, Canadian actor and singer
- Elliott Murphy, American-French singer-songwriter and journalist
- Michael Owen Bruce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Richard Desjardins, Canadian singer-songwriter and director
- Catherine Quéré, French politician
- Sigmund Groven, Norwegian harmonica player and composer
- Mary Kaldor, English economist and academic
- J. Z. Knight, American New Age teacher and author
- Guesch Patti, French singer
- Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American computer scientist and academic
- Ursula Goodenough, American biologist, zoologist, and author
- Hans Heyer, German racing driver
- Álvaro de Soto, Peruvian diplomat
- Roger Crozier, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
- Gijs van Lennep, Dutch race car driver
- Jean-Pierre Schosteck, French politician
- James Soong, Chinese-Taiwanese politician, Governor of Taiwan Province
- Jerry Jeff Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Robert Guéï, Ivorian soldier and politician, 3rd President of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
- Chuck Woolery, American game show host and television personality
- Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- Vagif Mustafazadeh, Azerbaijani pianist and composer (d. 1979)
- Jan Pronk, Dutch academic and politician, Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
- Keith Rowe, English guitarist
- Yvon Côté, Canadian teacher
- Carlos Bilardo, Argentinian footballer and manager
- David Frith, English historian, journalist, and author
- Attilio Nicora, Italian cardinal (d. 2017)
- Amos Tversky, Israeli-American psychologist and academic (d. 1996)
- Raymond Vahan Damadian, Armenian-American inventor, invented the MRI
- Fred Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
- Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano and actress
- Pepe Cáceres, Colombian bullfighter (d. 1987)
- Jean Cournoyer, Canadian politician
- Ray Hnatyshyn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Governor General of Canada (d. 2002)
- Roger Norrington, English violinist and conductor
- Keith Critchlow, English architect and academic, co-founded Temenos Academy
- Sanford I. Weill, American banker, financier, and philanthropist
- Don Blasingame, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
- Walter Cunningham, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
- Kurt Diemberger, Austrian mountaineer and author
- Herbert Marx, Canadian politician
- Augusto Boal, Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician (d. 2009)
- Alan Heyman, American-South Korean musicologist and composer (d. 2014)
- Anthony Kenny, English philosopher and academic
- John Munro, Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2003)
- Tommy Flanagan, American pianist and composer (d. 2001)
- Betty Johnson, American singer
- Tihomir Novakov, Serbian-American physicist and academic (d. 2015)
- Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress
- Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
- Christa Ludwig, German soprano and actress
- Vladimir Komarov, Russian pilot, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American sociologist and politician, 12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2003)
- Olga San Juan, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)
- Charles Goodell, American lawyer and politician (d. 1987)
- Jerry Lewis, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)
- Cornell Borchers, Lithuanian-German actress and singer (d. 2014)
- Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)
- Ervin Kassai, Hungarian basketball player and referee (d. 2012)
- Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist and engineer (d. 2004)
- Heinz Wallberg, German conductor (d. 2004)
- Harding Lemay, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 2018)
- John Addison, English-American soldier and composer (d. 1998)
- Sid Fleischman, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Traudl Junge, German secretary (d. 2002)
- Leo McKern, Australian-English actor (d. 2002)
- Aldo van Eyck, Dutch architect (d. 1999)
- Frederick Reines, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
- Louis C. Wyman, American lawyer and politician (d. 2002)
- Laure Pillay, Mauritian lawyer and jurist (d. 2017)
- Mehrdad Pahlbod, Iranian politician (d. 2018)
- Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
- Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese engineer and businessman (d. 2010)
- Kunihiko Kodaira, Japanese mathematician and academic (d. 1997)
- Rémy Raffalli, French soldier (d. 1952)
- Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
- Pierre Harmel, Belgian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2009)
- Josef Mengele, German physician and captain (d. 1979)
- Philip Pavia, American painter and sculptor (d.2005)
- Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (d. 1991)
- Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian-English cricketer and politician, 8th Nawab of Pataudi (d. 1952)
- René Daumal, French author and poet (d. 1944)
- Ernest Rogez, French water polo player (d. 1986)
- Robert Rossen, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1966)
- Francisco Ayala, Spanish sociologist, author, and translator (d. 2009)
- Maurice Turnbull, Welsh-English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1944)
- Henny Youngman, English-American violinist and comedian (d. 1998)
- Mike Mansfield, American politician and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 2001)
- Alexis Chantraine, Belgian footballer (d. 1987)
- Cyril Hume, American novelist (d. 1966)
- Mencha Karnicheva, Macedonian revolutionary and assassin (d. 1964)
- Antonio Donghi, Italian painter (d. 1963)
- Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
- Ernest Labrousse, French historian (d. 1988)
- César Vallejo, Peruvian poet, playwright, and journalist (d. 1938)
- Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
- Emilio Lunghi, Italian runner (d. 1925)
- S. Stillman Berry, American marine zoologist (1984)
- Herbert Lindström, Swedish tug of war player (d. 1951)
- Giacomo Benvenuti, Italian composer and musicologist (d. 1943)
- Sydney Chaplin, English actor (d. 1965)
- Eric P. Kelly, American journalist and author (d. 1960)
- Ethel Anderson, Australian poet, author, and painter (d. 1958)
- James Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
- Fannie Charles Dillon, American composer (d. 1947)
- Clemens August Graf von Galen, German cardinal (d. 1946)
- Paul Jouve, French painter (d. 1973)
- Léo-Ernest Ouimet, Canadian director and producer (d. 1972)
- Frédéric François-Marsal, French prime minister (d. 1958)
- Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)
- Frantz Reichel, French rugby player and hurdler (d. 1932)
- Willy Burmester, German violinist (d. 1933)
- Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)
- Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1906)
- Charles Harding Firth, English historian and academic (d. 1936)
- Napoléon, Prince Imperial of France (d. 1879)
- Otto Bardenhewer, German patrologist (d. 1935)
- Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
- Axel Heiberg, Norwegian financier and diplomat (d. 1932)
- Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 1927)
- Rebecca Cole, American physician and social reformer (d. 1922)
- Jurgis Bielinis, Lithuanian book smuggler (d. 1918)
- Umegatani Tōtarō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (d. 1928)
- Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese businessman (d. 1931)
- Georg von der Gabelentz, German linguist and sinologist (d. 1893)
- Sully Prudhomme, French poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)
- John Butler Yeats, Irish painter (d. 1922)
- Andrew Smith Hallidie, English-American engineer and businessman (d. 1900)
- James Hector, Scottish geologist and surgeon (d. 1907)
- Émile Deshayes de Marcère, French politician (d. 1918)
- William Henry Monk, English organist and composer (d. 1889)
- Rosa Bonheur, French painter and sculptor (d. 1899)
- John Pope, American general (d. 1892)
- Eduard Heine, German mathematician and academic (d. 1881)
- Enrico Tamberlik, Italian tenor (d. 1889)
- José Paranhos, Brazilian politician (d. 1880)
- Gaëtan de Rochebouët, French prime minister (d. 1899)
- Hannah T. King, British-born American writer and pioneer (d. 1886)
- Félix De Vigne, Belgian painter (d. 1862)
- Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philologist and politician (d. 1861)
- Emperor Ninkō of Japan (d. 1846)
- Anna Atkins, English botanist and photographer (d. 1871)
- Alaric Alexander Watts, English poet and journalist (d. 1864)
- Ami Boué, Austrian geologist and ethnographer (d. 1881)
- Francis Rawdon Chesney, English general and explorer (d. 1872)
- Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (d. 1854)
- Matthew Flinders, English navigator and cartographer (d. 1814)
- Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1836)
- Antoine-Jean Gros, French painter (d. 1835)
- Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, French antiquarian, cartographer, artist and explorer (d. 1875)
- Johann Heinrich Meyer, Swiss painter and writer (d. 1832)
- François Amédée Doppet, French general (d. 1799)
- James Madison, American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
- Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer (d. 1848)
- Nicolas-Germain Léonard, French poet and novelist (d. 1793)
- Carlo Amoretti, Italian scientist (d. 1816)
- Maria Louise Albertine (d. 1818)
- Daniel Lorenz Salthenius, Swedish theologian (d. 1750)
- Malhar Rao Holkar, Indian nobleman (d. 1766)
- Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort of Frederick William I (d. 1757)
- Jean Bouhier, French jurist and scholar (d. 1746)
- François de Franquetot de Coigny, French general (d. 1759)
- Andreas Acoluthus, German scholar (d. 1704)
- François Crépieul, Jesuit missionary (d. 1702)
- René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
- Georg Neumark, German poet and composer (d. 1681)
- Michael Franck, German baker, teacher, poet, and composer (d. 1667)
- Agostino Mitelli, Italian painter (d. 1660)
- Ebba Brahe, Swedish countess (d. 1674)
- Ii Naotaka, Japanese daimyō (d. 1659)
- Gerbrand Bredero, Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1618)
- Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and poet (d. 1647)
- Amar Singh I, successor of Maharana Pratap of Mewar (d. 1620)
- Henry IV, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
- Kunigunde of Austria, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1520)
- Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss priest and theologian (d. 1510)
- The Xuande Emperor, ruler of Ming China (d. 1435)
Deaths On This Day
- Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (b. 1937)
- Louise Slaughter, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (b. 1929)
- Lewis Rowland, American neurologist (b. 1925)
- Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian-American mathematician and poet (b. 1924)
- Frank Sinatra Jr., American singer and actor (b. 1944)
- Jack Haley, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1964)
- Don Robertson, American pianist and composer (b. 1922)
- Gary Bettenhausen, American race car driver (b. 1941)
- Donald Crothers, American chemist and academic (b. 1937)
- Yulisa Pat Amadu Maddy, Sierra Leonean author, poet, and playwright (b. 1936)
- Steve Moore, English author and illustrator (b. 1949)
- Alexander Pochinok, Russian economist and politician (b. 1958)
- Jamal Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (b. 1939)
- José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz, Argentinian economist and politician, Minister of Economy of Argentina (b. 1925)
- Yadier Pedroso, Cuban pitcher (b. 1986)
- Ruchoma Shain, American-born teacher and author (b. 1914)
- Marina Solodkin, Russian-Israeli academic and politician (b. 1952)
- Frank Thornton, English actor (b. 1921)
- Donald E. Hillman, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
- Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (b. 1924)
- Richard Wirthlin, American religious leader (b. 1931)
- Bill Brown, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1912)
- Ivan Dixon, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)
- Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (b. 1942)
- Manjural Islam Rana, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
- Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
- Ralph Erskine, English architect, designed The London Ark (b. 1914)
- Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)
- Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
- Rachel Corrie, American activist (b. 1979)
- Ronald Ferguson, English captain, polo player, and manager (b. 1931)
- Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
- Thomas Ferebee, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
- Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian poet and author (b. 1911)
- Michael Starr, Canadian judge and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Labour (b. 1910)
- Carlos Velázquez, Puerto Rican pitcher (b. 1948)
- Gratien Gélinas, Canadian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1909)
- Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- Esther Bubley, American photographer (b. 1921)
- Eric Show, American baseball player (b. 1956)
- Yves Rocard, French physicist and engineer (b. 1903)
- Chris Austin, American country singer (b .1964)
- Jean Bellette, Australian artist (b. 1908)
- Ernst Bacon, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1898)
- Jigger Statz, American baseball player (b.1897)
- Mickey Thompson, American race car driver (b. 1928)
- Roger Sessions, American composer, critic, and educator (b. 1896)
- Eddie Shore, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1902)
- Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (b. 1903)
- Fred Rose, Polish-Canadian politician (b. 1907)
- Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (b. 1898)
- Jean Monnet, French economist and politician (b. 1888)
- Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
- T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)
- Pie Traynor, American baseball player (b. 1898)
- Bebe Daniels, American actress (b. 1901)
- Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (b. 1902)
- Tammi Terrell, American singer (b. 1945)
- Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian-American pianist and composer (b. 1895)
- Gunnar Ekelöf, Swedish poet and translator (b. 1907)
- Thomas MacGreevy, Irish poet (b. 1893)
- Alice Herz, German activist (b. 1882)
- Laura Adams Armer, American author and photographer (b. 1874)
- Chen Geng, Chinese general and politician (b. 1903)
- Václav Talich, Czech violinist and conductor (b. 1883)
- Leon Cadore, American baseball player (b. 1891)
- Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (b. 1876)
- Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1914)
- Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (b. 1874)
- Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
- Alexander von Staël-Holstein, Estonian orientalist and sinologist (b. 1877)
- Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (b. 1864)
- John James Rickard Macleod, Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
- Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-Danish chess player (b. 1886)
- Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1870)
- August von Wassermann, German bacteriologist and hygienist (b. 1866)
- Gaston Calmette, French journalist (b. 1858)
- Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss lawyer and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
- John Murray, Scottish oceanographer, biologist, and limnologist (b. 1841)
- Max Burckhard, Austrian theater director (b. 1854)
- Roy Bean, American lawyer and judge (b. 1825)
- Joseph Medill, American journalist and politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)
- Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (b. 1872)
- Samuel F. Miller, American lawyer and politician (b. 1827)
- Hippolyte Carnot, French politician (b. 1801)
- Art Croft, American baseball player (b. 1855)
- David Wilmot, American politician, sponsor of Wilmot Proviso (b. 1814)
- Félix Savart, French physicist and psychologist (d. 1791)
- Nathaniel Bowditch, American captain and mathematician (b. 1773)
- Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (b. 1690)
- George Bähr, German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (b. 1666)
- Benjamin Wadsworth, American minister and academic (b. 1670)
- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1710)
- James Craggs the Elder, English politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1657)
- John Leverett, English general and politician, 19th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616)
- Jean de Brébeuf, French-Canadian missionary and saint (b. 1593)
- Anthony St. Leger, English-Irish politician Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)
- Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)
- Ladislaus Hunyadi, Hungarian politician (b. 1433)
- John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, French-English admiral and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1373)
- Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (b. 1350)
- Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, English general and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1276)
- Jeanne of Dammartin, Queen consort of Castile and León (b. 1216)
- Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (b. 1161)
- Henry I, Count of Champagne
- Adalbert of Hamburg, German archbishop (b. 1000)
- Heribert of Cologne, German archbishop and saint (b. 970)
- Pi Guangye, Chinese official and chancellor (b. 877)
- Takin al-Khazari, Egyptian commander and politician, Abbasid Governor of Egypt
- Xiao Mian, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Valentinian III, Roman emperor (assassinated; b. 419)
- Heraclius, Roman courtier (primicerius sacri cubiculi )
- AD 37
- Tiberius, Roman emperor (b. 42 BC)