On This Day in History: March 2
March 2 is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 304 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Three $300,000 lottery prizes sold in same South Carolina town within one month. In just the span of one month, three separate retailers in the town of Greenwood have each sold a winning lottery ticket worth $300,000.
- South Carolina lottery winner says she'll use the money to adopt her grandchildren. A South Carolina grandma has big plans for her jackpot lottery prize.
- WV Lottery officials oppose jackpot anonymity bill. The times of the big lottery check presentations may soon come to an end in West Virginia.
- Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket while cleaning his room. A Georgia man was tidying his room and came across a month-old lottery ticket that was gathering dust -- and turned out to be worth $1 million.
- Va. Lottery's Lady Luck hangs up her wand. Lady Luck's reign as the face of the Virginia Lottery is over -- replaced by "Game Guy".
- Surprise! Winner of $34.5M Lotto jackpot is not estranged husband. The winner of a $34.5 million is an Indiana woman in her 70s, not the estranged husband of a Shelbyville woman.
- Canadian wins second multi-million lottery jackpot. Luck has struck twice for a Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, woman who is more than $7 million richer after her second lottery win in four years.
- Unemployed: Play the lottery or not?. A look at the question of whether the unemployed should spend a dollar on a nearly implausible dream.
- Courier finds bag of lottery tickets. A UPS courier was driving his usual route last Wednesday morning when he came upon a ripped plastic bag on the side of the road full of brand new lottery tickets worth $3,400.
- Missouri couple wins $8.1 million Lotto jackpot. A Maryland Heights, Missouri, couple has claimed an $8.1 million Lotto jackpot, becoming the second major lottery winner in north St. Louis County this year.
- Ky. Lottery Under Fire For Scratch-Off Tickets. The Kentucky Lottery is under fire for selling scratch tickets long after the top prizes are gone, and for deceptive prize language.
- Massachusetts store owner wins $1 million. The manager of a check-cashing store in Worcester won $1 million using some spare cash he had in his pocket.
- Burglars Take Cash From Lottery Machine. On Wednesday morning, burglars stole cash from an Iowa Lottery TouchPlay machine.
- Who Won the $267M Lottery?. No one has yet to step forward to claim the biggest, single lottery ticket sold in Ohio -- worth $267 million -- in this tiny town near the Michigan state line, state lottery officials said on Wednesday.
- Small Town Speculates On Lottery Winner. Facing odds of 176-million-to-one, someone in the Buckeye state bought the winning ticket to Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars.
- Fire forces evacuation at Oregon Lottery Building. The Salem Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Oregon Lottery Building on Wednesday.
- $112 million lottery ticket sold in Rowlett, Texas. A single player has won the grand prize from the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing with a ticket bought in the Dallas suburb of Rowlett.
- Lottery fund attacked over grant to anti-deportation campaigners. MPs have launched a scathing attack on the UK national lottery distribution fund that supports charities and community groups after an inquiry into a grant made to an anti-deportation campaign.
- Colorado Lottery marketing director put on paid leave, probe continues. The director of the Colorado Lottery has placed the Lottery's marketing director on paid administrative leave, and the Cabinet member who oversees the Lottery said Monday that more may follow as a probe into the Lottery continues.
- No lottery for Wyoming. A proposal that would allow Wyoming residents to play Powerball without going out of state officially died Monday, but its sponsor is not giving up.
- $28.5 million lottery jackpot remains unclaimed. The mystery winner holding the missing jackpot lottery ticket from the Sept. 10 California SuperLotto Plus drawing has until March 8 -- that's Monday -- to claim the $28.5 million prize.
- Players win $56,330 in first Tenn. Cash 3 drawing. Yellow balls spun in a clear acrylic container and spit out the three winning numbers -- 5-6-6 -- that netted players a total of $56,330 as the Tennessee Lottery debuted its Cash 3 game Monday night.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$348 Million
Mar 2, 2019
- 2.$321 Million
Mar 3, 2018
- 3.$291.4 Million
Mar 2, 2016
- 4.$275 Million
Mar 2, 2007
- 5.$243 Million
Mar 2, 2018
- 6.$240 Million
Mar 4, 2014
- 7.$212 Million
Mar 3, 2009
- 8.$173 Million
Mar 5, 2008
- 9.$150 Million
Mar 4, 2000
- 10.$144 Million
Mar 4, 2016
- 11.€115.17 Million
Mar 2, 2021
- 12.€107.87 Million
Mar 3, 2018
- 13.€113.38 Million
Mar 2, 2019
- 14.€100 Million
Mar 6, 2009
- 15.$125 Million
Mar 3, 2021
- 16.$114 Million
Mar 3, 2010
- 17.$112 Million
Mar 2, 2010
- 18.$108 Million
Mar 2, 2012
- 19.$105 Million
Mar 3, 2007
- 19.$105 Million
Mar 4, 2011
- 21.$103 Million
Mar 2, 2013
- 22.$101.8 Million
Mar 4, 1995
- 23.$90 Million
Mar 4, 2015
- 23.$90 Million
Mar 4, 2020
- 25.€79 Million
Mar 3, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Mar 2, 1984
37 years old
Wednesday, Mar 2, 1983
38 years old
Tuesday, Mar 2, 1982
39 years old
Monday, Mar 2, 1981
40 years old
Thursday, Mar 2, 1978
43 years old
Friday, Mar 2, 1973
48 years old
Saturday, Mar 2, 1968
53 years old
Saturday, Mar 2, 1968
53 years old
Monday, Mar 2, 1964
57 years old
Saturday, Mar 2, 1963
58 years old
Sunday, Mar 2, 1958
63 years old
Monday, Mar 2, 1953
68 years old
Wednesday, Mar 2, 1949
72 years old
Sunday, Mar 2, 1947
74 years old
Saturday, Mar 2, 1940
81 years old
Tuesday, Mar 2, 1937
84 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The elements Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson are officially added to the periodic table at a conference in Moscow, Russia.
- A tornado outbreak occurs over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.
- War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
- U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
- Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
- Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
- Start of the war in Transnistria.
- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, all of which (except San Marino) were former Soviet republics, join the United Nations.
- Battle at Rumaila oil field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
- Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
- Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
- Compact discs and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan.
- Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
- Libya becomes the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as the General People's Congress adopted the "Declaration on the Establishment of the Authority of the People".
- The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
- Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
- In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
- Baggeridge Colliery closes marking the end of over 300 years of coal mining in the Black Country.
- The US and Republic of Vietnam Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
- In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.
- Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
- Norodom Sihanouk, king of Cambodia, abdicates the throne in favor of his father, Norodom Suramarit.
- Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas, after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
- World War II: Allied aircraft defeat a Japanese attempt to ship troops to New Guinea.
- World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joins the Axis Pact.
- Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
- The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
- The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
- The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
- In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
- United States Steel Corporation is founded as a result of a merger between Carnegie Steel Company and Federal Steel Company which became the first corporation in the world with a market capital over $1 billion.
- The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
- Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick Maclean in Windsor.
- Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 U.S. presidential election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote.
- The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
- East Cape War: The Völkner Incident in New Zealand.
- The two-day Great Slave Auction, the largest such auction in United States history, begins.
- Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
- Texas Revolution: The Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico is adopted.
- Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the leaders of the Kingdom of Kandy.
- Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
- The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
- The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
- Claude Chappe demonstrates the first semaphore line near Paris.
- American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in and around the Savannah River by a small fleet of the Royal Navy in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
- The Great Fire of Meireki begins in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, causing more than 100,000 deaths before it exhausts itself three days later.
- Vasco da Gama's fleet visits the Island of Mozambique.
- The College of Arms is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England.
- Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
- George of Poděbrady is chosen as the king of Bohemia.
- Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
- Louis V becomes the last Carolingian king of West Francia after the death of his father, Lothaire.
- Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges begins the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off.
Births On This Day
- Prince Oscar, duke of Skåne and prince of Sweden
- Hailey Dawson, American with a 3D-printed robotic hand
- Becky G, American singer and actress
- Ange-Freddy Plumain, French footballer
- Jack Stockwell, Australian rugby league player
- Nick Franklin, American baseball player
- Rauno Alliku, Estonian footballer
- Malcolm Butler, American football player
- Josh McGuire, Australian rugby league player
- Tiger Shroff, Indian actor
- Alemão, Brazilian footballer
- Toby Alderweireld, Belgian international footballer
- André Bernardes Santos, Portuguese footballer
- Marcel Hirscher, Austrian skier
- Shane Vereen, American football player
- Chris Woakes, English cricketer
- Édgar Andrade, Mexican footballer
- James Arthur, English singer-songwriter
- Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012
- Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver
- Chris Rainey, American football player
- Geert Arend Roorda, Dutch footballer
- Jonas Jerebko, Swedish basketball player
- Jonathan D'Aversa, Canadian ice hockey player
- Reggie Bush, American football player
- Suso Santana, Spanish footballer
- Deuce, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Lisandro López, Argentinian footballer
- Jay McClement, Canadian ice hockey player
- Glen Perkins, American baseball player
- Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player
- Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
- Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
- Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
- Corey Webster, American football player
- Lance Cade, American wrestler (d. 2010)
- Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
- Chris Barker, English footballer and manager (d. 2020)
- Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and screenwriter
- Damien Duff, Irish international footballer
- Jim Troughton, English cricketer
- Nicky Weaver, English footballer
- Gabby Eigenmann, Filipino actor and singer
- Lee Hodges, English footballer and manager
- Tomáš Kaberle, Czech ice hockey player
- Dominique Canty, American basketball player and coach
- Chris Martin, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Stephen Parry, English swimmer and sportscaster
- Andrew Strauss, South African-English cricketer
- Daryl Gibson, New Zealand rugby player
- Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer and television host
- Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
- Trevor Sinclair, English footballer and manager
- Mauricio Pochettino, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Dave Gorman, English comedian, author and television presenter
- Method Man, American rapper, record producer and actor
- James Purnell, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
- Ciriaco Sforza, Swiss footballer and manager
- Wibi Soerjadi, Dutch pianist and composer
- Daniel Craig, English actor and producer
- Ann Leckie, American author
- Simon Reevell, English lawyer and politician
- Ron Gant, American baseball player and journalist
- Lembit Öpik, Northern Irish politician
- Laird Hamilton, American surfer and actor
- Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)
- Alvin Youngblood Hart, American singer and guitarist
- Anthony Albanese, Australian politician, 15th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
- Jon Bon Jovi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
- Paul Farrelly, English journalist and politician
- Tom Nordlie, Norwegian footballer and coach
- Brendan O'Connor, Australian politician, Australian Minister for Employment
- Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
- Gabriele Tarquini, Italian race car driver
- Simone Young, Australian conductor, director, and composer
- Larry Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kevin Curren, South African-American tennis player
- Ian Woosnam, English-Welsh golfer
- Hossein Dehghan, Iranian general and politician, Iranian Minister of Defense
- Dito Tsintsadze, Georgian film director and screenwriter
- Mark Dean, American inventor and computer engineer
- John Cowsill, American musician, songwriter, and producer
- Mark Evans, Australian rock bass player
- Dale Bozzio, American pop-rock singer-songwriter
- Jay Osmond, American singer, drummer, actor, and TV/film producer
- Ken Salazar, American lawyer and politician, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior
- Steve Small, Australian cricketer
- Ed Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Russ Feingold, American lawyer and politician
- Mark Evanier, American author and screenwriter
- Laraine Newman, American actress and comedian
- Karen Carpenter, American singer (d. 1983)
- Larry Carlton, American guitarist and songwriter
- Rory Gallagher, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1995)
- Jeff Kennett, Australian journalist and politician, 43rd Premier of Victoria
- Carmen Lawrence, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Western Australia
- Nelson Ned, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
- Harry Redknapp, English footballer and manager
- Derek Watkins, English trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)
- George Layton, English actor, director, and screenwriter
- Peter Straub, American author and poet
- Robert Williams, American painter and cartoonist
- John Irving, American novelist and screenwriter
- Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Iranian architect and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Iran
- Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 2013)
- Derek Woodley, English footballer (d. 2002)
- John Cornell, Australian actor, director, and producer
- David Satcher, American admiral and physician, 16th Surgeon General of the United States
- Billy McNeill, Scottish footballer (d. 2019)
- Jan Howard Finder, American author and academic (d. 2013)
- Ricardo Lagos, Chilean economist, lawyer, and politician, 33rd President of Chile
- Lawrence Payton, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1997)
- Clark Gesner, American author and composer (d. 2002)
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerian soldier and politician, 5th President of Algeria
- Haroon Ahmed, Pakistani-English engineer and academic
- John Tusa, Czech-English journalist and academic
- Gene Stallings, American football player and coach
- Dottie Rambo, American singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
- Gun Hägglund, Swedish journalist and translator (d. 2011)
- Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian lawyer and politician, President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Prize laureate
- John Cullum, American actor and singer
- Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
- Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (d. 2018)
- Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist and economist (d. 2017)
- Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (d. 2014)
- Murray Rothbard, American economist and historian (d. 1995)
- Cal Abrams, American baseball player (d. 1997)
- Renos Apostolidis, Greek philologist, author, and critic (d. 2004)
- Basil Hume, English cardinal (d. 1999)
- Robert H. Michel, American soldier and politician (d. 2017)
- Dave Strack, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
- Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American saxophonist (d. 1986)
- Bill Quackenbush, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1999)
- Frances Spence, American computer programmer (d. 2012)
- Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer and coach (d. 2006)
- Ernst Haas, Austrian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1986)
- Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)
- Eddie Lawrence, American actor, singer, and playwright (d. 2014)
- Tamara Toumanova, Russian-American ballerina and actress (d. 1996)
- Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1986)
- David Goodis, American author and screenwriter (d. 1967)
- Jim Konstanty, American baseball player and coach (d. 1976)
- John Burton, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to Ceylon (d. 2010)
- Martin Ritt, American actor and film director (d. 1990)
- Godfried Bomans, Dutch television host and author (d. 1971)
- Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)
- Henry Katzman, American pianist, composer, and painter (d. 2001)
- Mel Ott, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1958)
- Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
- Marc Blitzstein, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
- Geoffrey Grigson, English poet and critic (d. 1985)
- Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (d. 1991)
- Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
- Edward Condon, American physicist and academic (d. 1974)
- Grete Hermann, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1984)
- Kurt Weill, German-American pianist and composer (d. 1950)
- Willis H. O'Brien, American animator and director (d. 1962)
- Kurt Grelling, German logician and philosopher (d. 1942)
- William Kissam Vanderbilt II, American sailor and race car driver (d. 1944)
- Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
- Julien Félix, French military officer and aviator (d. 1914)
- John Jay Chapman, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1933)
- Susanna M. Salter, American activist and politician (d. 1961)
- Sholem Aleichem, Ukrainian-American author and playwright (d. 1916)
- Robert Means Thompson, American commander, lawyer, and businessman (d. 1930)
- Marie Roze, French soprano (d. 1926)
- Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer, art collector, and philanthropist (d. 1914)
- Henry Billings Brown, American lawyer and judge (d. 1913)
- Carl Schurz, German-American general, lawyer, and politician, 13th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1906)
- Bedřich Smetana, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1884)
- Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)
- János Arany, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1882)
- Alexander Bullock, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
- Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)
- Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian-Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1844)
- Sam Houston, American soldier and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1863)
- Joel Roberts Poinsett, American physician and politician, 15th United States Secretary of War (d. 1851)
- Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (d. 1826)
- DeWitt Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of New York (d. 1828)
- Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)
- Nicholas Pocock, English naval painter (d.1821)
- William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)
- Carlo Gimach, Maltese architect, engineer and poet (d. 1730)
- Cornelis Speelman, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1684)
- George Sandys, English traveller, colonist and poet (d. 1644)
- Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library (d. 1613)
- Franz von Sickingen, German knight (d. 1523)
- Pope Adrian VI (d. 1523)
- Johannes Engel, German doctor, astronomer and astrologer (d. 1512)
- Countess Palatine Margaret of Mosbach, countess consort of Hanau (d. 1457)
- Jean II, Duke of Alençon (d. 1476)
- Robert II of Scotland (d. 1390)
- Benedict of Nursia, Italian Christian saint (d. 543 or 547)
Deaths On This Day
- Mike Oliver, British sociologist, disability rights activist (b. 1945)
- Billy Herrington, American actor (b. 1969)
- Lin Hu, Chinese lieutenant general (b. 1927)
- Benoît Lacroix, Canadian priest, historian, and philosopher (b. 1915)
- Aubrey McClendon, American businessman (b. 1959)
- Dean Hess, American minister and colonel (b. 1917)
- Dave Mackay, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1934)
- Mal Peet, English author and illustrator (b. 1947)
- Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet and translator (b. 1935)
- Peter Harvey, Australian journalist (b. 1944)
- Giorgos Kolokithas, Greek basketball player (b. 1945)
- Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author (b. 1942)
- Lawrence Anthony, South African environmentalist, explorer, and author (b. 1950)
- Van T. Barfoot, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
- Norman St John-Stevas, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1929)
- James Q. Wilson, American political scientist and academic (b. 1931)
- Winston Churchill, English journalist and politician (b. 1940)
- João Bernardo Vieira, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939)
- Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)
- Thomas S. Kleppe, American soldier and politician, 41st United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1919)
- Clem Labine, American baseball player (b. 1926)
- Ivan Safronov, Russian colonel and journalist (b. 1956)
- Henri Troyat, Russian-French historian and author (b. 1911)
- Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (b. 1911)
- Cormac McAnallen, Irish footballer (b. 1980)
- Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
- Marge Schott, American businesswoman (b. 1928)
- Hank Ballard, American singer-songwriter (b. 1927)
- Malcolm Williamson, Australian pianist and composer (b. 1931)
- Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (b. 1963)
- Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
- Anita Morris, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1943)
- Sandy Dennis, American actress (b. 1937)
- Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (b. 1928)
- Randolph Scott, American actor and director (b. 1898)
- Lolo Soetoro, Indonesian geographer and academic (b. 1935)
- Philip K. Dick, American philosopher and author (b. 1928)
- Christy Ring, Irish hurler (b. 1920)
- Eugénie Brazier, French chef (b. 1895)
- Léo-Ernest Ouimet, Canadian director and producer (b. 1877)
- José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish author and critic (b. 1873)
- Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician and academic (b. 1866)
- Fred Merkle, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)
- Selim Sırrı Tarcan, Turkish educator and politician (b. 1874)
- James Lightbody, American runner (b. 1882)
- Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (b. 1879)
- Frans Johan Louwrens Ghijsels, Dutch architect and urban planner (b. 1882)
- Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1895)
- George E. Stewart, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
- Emily Carr, Canadian painter and author (b. 1871)
- Ida Maclean, British biochemist, the first woman admitted to the London Chemical Society (b. 1877)
- Gisela Januszewska, Jewish-Austrian physician (b.1867)
- Howard Carter, English archaeologist and historian (b. 1874)
- Ben Harney, American pianist and composer (b. 1871)
- D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1885)
- Champ Clark, American lawyer and politician, 41st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1850)
- Jubal Early, American general (b. 1816)
- Berthe Morisot, French painter (b. 1841)
- Isma'il Pasha, Egyptian politician (b. 1830)
- John Benjamin Macneill, Irish engineer (b. 1790)
- Carl Sylvius Völkner, German-New Zealand priest and missionary (b. 1819)
- Ulric Dahlgren, American colonel (b. 1842)
- Nicholas I, Russian emperor (b. 1796)
- Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, German physician and astronomer (b. 1758)
- Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768)
- Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring, German physician, anatomist, and anthropologist (b. 1755)
- Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Mexican revolutionary (b. ca. 1773)
- Horace Walpole, English historian and politician (b. 1717)
- Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-Danish painter and academic (b. 1711)
- John Wesley, English cleric and theologian (b. 1703)
- Louis de Rouvroy, French duke and diplomat (b. 1675)
- Francesco Bianchini, Italian astronomer and philosopher (b. 1662)
- Anne of Denmark, queen of Scotland (b. 1574)
- Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal and diplomat (b. 1520)
- Wladyslaw I, king of Poland (b. 1261)
- Marjorie Bruce, Scottish daughter of Robert the Bruce (b. 1296)
- Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (b. 1084)
- Mokjong, king of Goryeo (b. 980)
- Lothair, king of West Francia (b.941)
- William, archbishop of Mainz (b. 929)
- Chad of Mercia, English bishop and saint (b. 634)
- Mani, Persian prophet and founder of Manichaeism (b. 216)