On This Day in History: March 17
March 17 is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 289 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Ontario man wins $70 million Lotto Max jackpot, checks ticket "a dozen" times. After scanning their Lotto Max ticket several times on the Ontario Lottery's app, two lucky grandparents made an extra trip to a retailer to verify the numbers on their Lotto Max ticket actually won them the $70 million (US$56 million) jackpot.
- Coronavirus begins to impact lottery industry. Every aspect of life in America has been impacted by the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the lottery.
- $550 MILLION: Red hot Powerball jackpot rolls again. This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot payout of more than a half-billion dollars.
- How a lottery jackpot winner became a bank robber. A man who once won millions of dollars in the California Lottery pleaded guilty Thursday in downtown Los Angeles to four counts of bank robbery.
- Happy St. Patrick's Day. May the luck o' the Irish be yours today!
- $260 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $260 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- $241 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery frenzy ramps up. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game once again enters the spotlight, as lottery players across the United States will vie for a Mega-jackpot Tuesday that promises to radically change one lucky winner's life.
- Florida man wins lottery, must visit mom. A man who sarcastically told his mom he'd visit when he won the lottery ... won the lottery.
- Oregon Lottery draws St. Patrick's Raffle. The Oregon Lottery today held the state's sixth raffle drawing — the third it has held on St. Patrick's Day.
- $201 MILLION: Mega Million lottery jackpot soars. Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $201 million drawing.
- Happy St. Patrick's Day. May the luck o' the Irish be yours today!
- Happy St. Patrick's Day. May the luck o' the Irish be yours today!
- N.Y. man claims $26M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A yet-to-be identified Wyandanch, New York, resident came forward to claim his $26 million Mega Millions prize yesterday, lottery officials said.
- Auto workers collect lottery winnings. There haven't been many happy stories involving Indiana auto workers lately, but one family is an exception.
- Proposal would rename N.C. education lottery. Some state lawmakers aren't happy with where some North Carolina Education Lottery dollars are headed -- and they're trying to do something to change it.
- Happy St. Patrick's Day!. May the luck o' the Irish be yours today!
- Tax office workers win Powerball lottery jackpot. Eight female employees of the Monongalia County sheriff's tax office in West Virginia won Saturday night's $276.3 million Powerball jackpot, officials said today.
- Nevada panel passes lottery proposal. Over the opposition of two major gaming corporations, an Assembly committee voted 8-5 Thursday to let voters decide whether to legalize a state lottery.
- Four contenders will vie for winning lottery ticket in court. Confusion over who purchased what ticket and when has three people -- maybe four -- and one corporation claiming ownership of Saturday's $1 million winning Powerball lottery ticket.
- $270M Mega Millions lottery jackpot claimed anonymously. The winner of the biggest lottery jackpot won in Ohio has claimed the $270 million prize anonymously by forming a trust.
- Lottery millionaire admits laundering money for drug dealers. A man who won $6.7 million in the lottery a decade ago was ordered to stay in his house for six months for laundering money for drug dealers.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $36 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $36 million Wednesday.
- Miami Police Search For Pair In Alleged Lotto Scam. Miami Police are searching for a Latino couple that scammed a woman out of $11,000, telling her they needed her help to cash a winning lottery ticket valued at $425,000.
- Oregon Lottery Drops Plan to Cut Taverns' Commissions. The Oregon Lottery director said Monday that she plans to rework her controversial proposal to cut bar and tavern owners' video poker compensation.
- Foreign Lottery Scams Making Big Comeback. It starts with a postcard, a phone call -- maybe even an email -- telling you you've just won millions in a foreign lottery. It's a scam that's went underground for a while, but lately has made a comeback -- in a big way.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$562.1 Million
Mar 20, 2019
- 2.$456.7 Million
Mar 17, 2018
- 3.$414 Million
Mar 18, 2014
- 4.$377 Million
Mar 20, 2018
- 5.$260 Million
Mar 20, 2013
- 6.$241 Million
Mar 20, 2012
- 7.$201 Million
Mar 18, 2011
- 8.$185.4 Million
Mar 17, 2021
- 9.$183 Million
Mar 17, 2007
- 10.€105 Million
Mar 18, 2011
- 11.€123.27 Million
Mar 18, 2021
- 12.€114.86 Million
Mar 17, 2018
- 13.$141 Million
Mar 18, 2017
- 14.€121.9 Million
Mar 19, 2019
- 15.$131 Million
Mar 17, 2017
- 16.$130 Million
Mar 18, 2020
- 17.$105 Million
Mar 19, 2021
- 18.€86 Million
Mar 19, 2021
- 19.$90 Million
Mar 17, 2020
- 20.$88 Million
Mar 18, 2006
- 21.$85 Million
Mar 19, 2011
- 22.€76 Million
Mar 20, 2020
- 23.$80 Million
Mar 19, 2014
- 23.$80 Million
Mar 19, 2016
- 25.$72 Million
Mar 17, 2007
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Mar 17, 1988
33 years old
Thursday, Mar 17, 1983
38 years old
Wednesday, Mar 17, 1976
45 years old
Tuesday, Mar 17, 1970
51 years old
Monday, Mar 17, 1969
52 years old
Friday, Mar 17, 1967
54 years old
Wednesday, Mar 17, 1965
56 years old
Tuesday, Mar 17, 1964
57 years old
Friday, Mar 17, 1961
60 years old
Saturday, Mar 17, 1956
65 years old
Tuesday, Mar 17, 1953
68 years old
Thursday, Mar 17, 1949
72 years old
Thursday, Mar 17, 1949
72 years old
Wednesday, Mar 17, 1937
84 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. Thirty-five Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Serbia are destroyed.
- Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Robin Cook, resigns from the British Cabinet in disagreement with government plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
- Five hundred and thirty members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in a fire, considered to be a mass murder or suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult. Elsewhere another 248 members are later found dead.
- Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
- A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
- A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
- Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.
- Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles murder spree.
- The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
- The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family, which came to symbolize the end of United States involvement in the Vietnam War.
- Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
- As a result of nerve gas testing by the U.S. Army Chemical Corps in Skull Valley, Utah, over 6,000 sheep are found dead.
- Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
- Mount Agung erupts on Bali killing more than 1,100 people.
- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
- The United States launches the first solar-powered satellite, which is also the first satellite to achieve a long-term orbit.
- A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "californium".
- Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
- The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, collapses, ten days after its capture.
- Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
- The Second Polish Republic adopts the March Constitution.
- SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.
- The Kingdom of Italy is proclaimed.
- The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand Wars.
- The Anglo-Dutch Treaty is signed in London, dividing the Malay archipelago. As a result, the Malay Peninsula is dominated by the British, while Sumatra and Java and surrounding areas are dominated by the Dutch.
- The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King of Italy.
- American Revolution: The British Army evacuates Boston, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
- Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
- Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
- Petronius Maximus becomes, with support of the Roman Senate, emperor of the Western Roman Empire; he forces Licinia Eudoxia, the widow of his predecessor, Valentinian III, to marry him.
- Commodus becomes sole emperor of the Roman Empire at the age of eighteen, following the death of his father, Marcus Aurelius.
- 45 BC
- In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
Births On This Day
- Katie Ledecky, American swimmer
- Ashley Taylor, Australian rugby league player
- Dean Britt, Australian rugby league player
- Matteo Bianchetti, Italian footballer
- Patrick Cantlay, American golfer
- John Boyega, English actor
- Jack De Belin, Australian rugby league player
- Hozier, Irish singer-songwriter and musician
- Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton player
- Shinji Kagawa, Japanese footballer
- Rasmus Elm, Swedish footballer
- Fraser Forster, English footballer
- Grimes, Canadian artist, musician and music video director
- Ryan White, Canadian ice hockey player
- Federico Fazio, Argentinian international footballer, centre back
- Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby league player
- Ryan Parent, Canadian ice hockey player
- Bobby Ryan, American ice hockey player
- Emmanuel Sanders, American football player
- Chris Davis, American baseball player
- Edin Džeko, Bosnian footballer
- Miles Kane, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Silke Spiegelburg, German pole vaulter
- Tuğba Karademir, Turkish-Canadian figure skater
- Ryan Rottman, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- James Heath, English golfer
- Raul Meireles, Portuguese footballer
- Attila Vajda, Hungarian sprint canoeist
- Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
- Aaron Baddeley, American-Australian golfer
- Servet Çetin, Turkish footballer
- Kyle Korver, American basketball player
- Nicky Jam, American-Puerto-Rican singer and songwriter
- Danny Califf, American soccer player
- Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistani tennis player
- Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory), American adult film actress
- Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
- Stephen Kramer Glickman, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and fashion designer
- Mineko Nomachi, Japanese essayist
- Samoa Joe, American professional wrestler
- Zachery Kouwe, American journalist
- Tamar Braxton, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Scott Downs, American baseball player
- Stephen Gately, Irish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2009)
- Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
- Justin Hawkins, English singer-songwriter
- Puneeth Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer
- Test, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2009)
- Natalie Zea, American actress
- Mark Dolan, English comedian and television host
- Rico Blanco, Filipino singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
- Caroline Corr, Irish singer and drummer
- Vance Wilson, American baseball player and manager
- Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Torquil Campbell, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and actor
- Mia Hamm, American soccer player
- Bill Mueller, American baseball player and coach
- Patrick Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player
- Gene Ween, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Darren Kenny, British Paralympic cyclist
- Edgar Grospiron, French skier
- Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, founded own eponymous brand (d. 2010)
- Eri Nitta, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
- Mathew St. Patrick, American actor and producer
- Jason Alchin, Australian rugby league player
- Billy Corgan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and producer
- Barry Minkow, American pastor and businessman
- Andrew Rosindell, English journalist and politician
- Andrew Hudson, South African cricketer
- Stefano Borgonovo, Italian footballer (d. 2013)
- Lee Dixon, English footballer and journalist
- Rob Lowe, American actor and producer
- Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer and coach
- Roger Harper, Guyanese cricketer and coach
- Carsten Almqvist, Swedish business executive
- Ank Bijleveld, Dutch politician
- Janet Gardner, American singer and guitarist
- Clare Grogan, Scottish singer and actress
- Rob Sitch, Australian actor, director, and producer
- Sam Bowie, American basketball player
- Dana Reeve, American actress, singer, and activist (d. 2006)
- Casey Siemaszko, American actor
- Arye Gross, American actor
- Vicki Lewis, American actress and singer
- Danny Ainge, American baseball and basketball player
- Paul Black, American singer-songwriter and drummer
- Christian Clemenson, American actor
- Michael Kelly, American journalist and author (d. 2003)
- Patrick McDonnell, American author and illustrator
- Rory McGrath, British comedian, television personality, and writer
- Cynthia McKinney, American activist and politician
- Paul Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gary Sinise, American actor, director, and bass player
- Lesley-Anne Down, English actress
- Filemon Lagman, Filipino activist (d. 2001)
- Chuck Muncie, American football player (d. 2013)
- Barry Horne, English activist (d. 2001)
- Scott Gorham, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Craig Ramsay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Kurt Russell, American actor and producer
- Patrick Duffy, American actor, director, and producer
- Pat Rice, Irish footballer and coach
- Stuart Rose, English businessman
- William Gibson, American-Canadian author and screenwriter
- Alex MacDonald, Scottish footballer and manager
- Dennis Bond, English footballer, midfielder
- Yury Chernavsky, Russian-American songwriter and producer
- Michael Hayden, American general, 20th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
- Pattie Boyd, English model, author, and photographer
- Cito Gaston, American baseball player and manager
- John Sebastian, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jeff Banks, Welsh fashion designer
- Andrew Brook, Canadian philosopher, author, and academic
- John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer and rapist (d. 1994)
- Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese soldier and politician
- Paul Kantner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- Max Stafford-Clark, English director and academic
- Mark White, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Texas (d. 2017)
- Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
- Bill Graham, Canadian academic and politician, 4th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Robin Knox-Johnston, English sailor and first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe
- Giovanni Trapattoni, Italian footballer and manager
- Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
- Keith O'Brien, Northern Ireland-born Scottish cleric, theologian, and cardinal (d. 2018)
- Zola Taylor, American singer (d. 2007)
- Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina
- Ida Kleijnen, Dutch chef (d. 2019)
- Ladislav Kupkovič, Slovakian composer and conductor (d. 2016)
- Ken Mattingly, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut
- Fred T. Mackenzie, American biologist and academic
- Adam Wade, American singer, drummer, and actor
- Myrlie Evers-Williams, American journalist and activist
- Penelope Lively, English author
- Patricia Breslin, American actress (d. 2011)
- David Peakall, English-American chemist and toxicologist (d. 2001)
- Paul Horn, American-Canadian flute player and saxophonist (d. 2014)
- James Irwin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1991)
- William John McKeag, Canadian businessman and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 2007)
- Betty Allen, American soprano and educator (d. 2009)
- Siegfried Lenz, Polish-German author and playwright (d. 2014)
- Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian actor (d. 2015)
- Stephen Dodgson, English composer and educator (d. 2013)
- Patrick Suppes, American psychologist and philosopher (d. 2014)
- Meir Amit, Israeli general and politician, 12th Israeli Minister of Communications (d. 2009)
- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladeshi politician, 1st President of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
- Nat King Cole, American singer, pianist, and television host (d. 1965)
- Robert S. Arbib Jr., American ornithologist, writer and conservationist (d. 1987)
- Ray Ellington, English drummer and bandleader (d. 1985)
- Bill Roycroft, Australian equestrian rider (d. 2011)
- Sammy Baugh, American football player and coach (d. 2008)
- Bayard Rustin, American activist (d. 1987)
- Sonny Werblin, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1991)
- Brigitte Helm, German-Swiss actress (d. 1996)
- Jean Van Houtte, Belgian academic and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1991)
- Takeo Miki, Japanese politician, 41st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1988)
- Lillian Yarbo, American comedienne, dancer, and singer (d. 1996)
- Chaim Gross, Austrian-American sculptor and educator (d. 1991)
- Bobby Jones, American golfer and lawyer (d. 1971)
- Alfred Newman, American composer and conductor (d. 1970)
- Lloyd Rees, Australian painter (d. 1988)
- Paul Green, American playwright and academic (d. 1981)
- Floyd B. Barnum, American college football coach (d. 1965)
- Sayed Darwish, Egyptian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1923)
- Ross McLarty, Australian politician, 17th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1962)
- Harry Clarke, Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator (d. 1931)
- Paul Ramadier, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1961)
- Princess Patricia of Connaught (d. 1974)
- Ralph Rose, American track and field athlete (d. 1913)
- Alcide Nunez, American clarinet player (d. 1934)
- Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
- Patrick Hastings, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1952)
- Lawrence Oates, English lieutenant and explorer (d. 1912)
- Edith New, English militant suffragette (d. 1951)
- Otto Gross, Austrian-German psychoanalyst and philosopher (d. 1920)
- Patrice Contamine de Latour, Spanish poet (d. 1926)
- Pierce Butler, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1939)
- Joseph Baptista, Indian engineer, lawyer, and politician (d. 1930)
- Silvio Gesell, Belgian merchant and economist (d. 1930)
- Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
- Charles F. Brush, American businessman and philanthropist, co-invented the Arc lamp (d. 1929)
- Cornelia Clapp, American marine biologist (d. 1934)
- Kate Greenaway, English author and illustrator (d. 1901)
- Josef Rheinberger, Liechtensteiner-German organist and composer (d. 1901)
- Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (d. 1900)
- Jean Ingelow, English poet and author (d. 1897)
- Norbert Rillieux, African American inventor and chemical engineer (d. 1894)
- Jim Bridger, American fur trader and explorer (d. 1881)
- Ebenezer Elliott, English poet and educator (d. 1849)
- Thomas Chalmers, Scottish minister, economist, and educator (d. 1847)
- Patrick Brontë, Irish-English priest and author (d. 1861)
- Roger B. Taney, American politician and jurist, 5th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1864)
- Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-American general and politician (d. 1806)
- Jean-Baptiste Oudry, French painter and engraver (d. 1755)
- Thomas Boston, Scottish philosopher and theologian (d. 1732)
- Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, French harpsichord player and composer (d. 1729)
- Robert Douglas, Count of Skenninge, Swedish field marshal (d. 1662)
- Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese daimyō (d. 1598)
- Giovanni Francesco Commendone, Catholic cardinal (d. 1584)
- James IV of Scotland (d. 1513)
- Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242)
- Harun al-Rashid, Abbasid caliph (d. 809)
Deaths On This Day
- John Magufuli, the fifth President of Tanzania (b. 1959)
- Mike MacDonald, Canadian comedian (b. 1954)
- Phan Văn Khải, the fifth Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1933)
- Meir Dagan, Israeli general (b. 1945)
- Zoltán Kamondi, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1960)
- Frank Perris, Canadian motorcycle racer (b. 1931)
- Marek Galiński, Polish cyclist (b. 1974)
- Joseph Kerman, American musicologist and critic (b. 1924)
- Rachel Lambert Mellon, American gardener, philanthropist, art collector and political patron (b. 1910)
- William B. Caldwell III, American general (b. 1925)
- Lawrence Fuchs, American scholar and academic (b. 1927)
- A.B.C. Whipple, American journalist and historian (b. 1918)
- Shenouda III, pope of Alexandria (b. 1923)
- Margaret Whitlam, Australian swimmer and author (b. 1919)
- Michael Gough, English actor (b. 1916)
- Ferlin Husky, American country music singer (b. 1925)
- Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1950)
- Sid Fleischman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian television host and politician (b. 1937)
- Roland Arnall, French-American businessman and diplomat, 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1939)
- John Backus, American mathematician and computer scientist, designed Fortran (b. 1924)
- Oleg Cassini, French-American fashion designer (b. 1913)
- Ray Meyer, American basketball player and coach (b. 1913)
- İstemihan Taviloğlu, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1945)
- Royce Frith, Canadian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (b. 1923)
- George F. Kennan, American historian and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (b. 1904)
- Andre Norton, American author (b. 1912)
- Rosetta LeNoire, American actress and producer (b. 1911)
- Văn Tiến Dũng, Vietnamese general and politician, 6th Minister of Defence for Vietnam (b. 1917)
- Sylvester "Pat" Weaver, American television broadcaster and producer (b. 1908)
- Ernest Gold, Austrian-American composer (b. 1921)
- Jean Pierre-Bloch, French activist (b. 1905)
- Jermaine Stewart, American singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1957)
- René Clément, French director and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- Terry Stafford, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
- Charlotte Auerbach, German-Jewish Scottish folklorist, geneticist, and zoologist (b. 1899)
- Mai Zetterling, Swedish-English actress and director (b. 1925)
- Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900)
- Grace Stafford, American actress (b. 1903)
- Capucine, French model and actress (b. 1928)
- Clarence D. Lester, African-American fighter pilot (b.1923)
- Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
- Louisa E. Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (b. 1891)
- Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913)
- Luchino Visconti, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1906)
- Louis Kahn, American architect and academic, designed Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban (b. 1901)
- Amos Alonzo Stagg, American football player and coach (b. 1862)
- Susanna M. Salter, American activist and politician (b. 1860)
- John Pius Boland, Irish tennis player and politician (b. 1870)
- Bertha De Vriese, Belgian physician (b. 1877)
- Ramon Magsaysay, Filipino captain and politician, 7th President of the Philippines (b. 1907)
- Fred Allen, American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and author (b. 1894)
- Irène Joliot-Curie, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- Aleksandra Ekster, Russian-French painter and set designer (b. 1882)
- Dai Li, Chinese general (b. 1897)
- Philomène Belliveau, Canadian artist (b. 1854)
- Austen Chamberlain, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)
- Aleksei Brusilov, Georgian-Russian general (b. 1853)
- Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (b. 1838)
- Jules Ferry, French lawyer and politician, 44th Prime Minister of France (b. 1832)
- Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1832)
- Robert Chambers, Scottish geologist and publisher, co-founded Chambers Harrap (b. 1802)
- Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist and mathematician (b. 1803)
- William II, Dutch sovereign prince and king (b. 1792)
- Friedrich Bessel, German astronomer, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1784)
- Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French general and politician (b. 1764)
- Sophia Albertina, princess-abbess of Quedlinburg (b. 1753)
- James Edward Smith, English botanist and entomologist (b. 1759)
- Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1700)
- George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, English astronomer and politician (b. 1695)
- Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet and playwright (b. 1671)
- Gilbert Burnet, Scottish bishop and historian (b. 1643)
- Menno van Coehoorn, Dutch soldier and engineer (b. 1641)
- François de La Rochefoucauld, French author (b. 1613)
- Jerome Weston, 2nd Earl of Portland, English diplomat (b. 1605)
- Gabriel Lalemant, French missionary and saint (b. 1610)
- Philip Massinger, English playwright (b. 1583)
- John Sarkander, Polish-Moravian priest and saint (b. 1576)
- Sophia of Sweden, duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1547)
- Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1500)
- Rana Sanga, Indian ruler (b. 1482)
- Giuliano de' Medici, Italian nobleman (b. 1479)
- Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1407)
- Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian sociologist, historian, and scholar (b. 1332)
- Louis of Enghien, French nobleman
- An-Nasir Hasan, Mamluk sultan of Egypt
- Go-Saga, emperor of Japan (b. 1220)
- Philip of Montfort, French knight and nobleman
- Pierre de Montreuil, French architect
- Jocelin of Glasgow, Scottish monk and bishop (b. 1130)
- Lulach, king of Scotland
- Harold Harefoot, king of England
- Kazan, emperor of Japan (b. 968)
- Li Yu, Prince of De, prince and emperor of the Tang Dynasty
- Haito, bishop of Basel
- Gertrude of Nivelles, Frankish abbess
- Amr ibn Hishām, Arab polytheist
- Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (b. 121)
- 45 BC
- Titus Labienus, Roman general (b. 100 BC)
- 45 BC
- Publius Attius Varus, Roman governor of Africa