On This Day in History: March 20
March 20 is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 286 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- China's lottery now operating at 2/3 capacity of pre-virus shutdown. China's state-run lottery operations are now working at about two-thirds of their capacity before they were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Missouri Lottery sales drop amid coronavirus response. With Missouri already losing tax revenue from the shutdown of the state's casinos, sales of lottery tickets have taken a nosedive as people stay home amid a pandemic.
- Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize. Four co-workers are suing a Surrey, British Columbia, man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1 million lottery prize.
- Alabama senator announces lottery plan. Alabama State Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville announced this morning he is introducing legislation to set up an Alabama lottery.
- New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay $50,000 prize to be reselected. The New Jersey Lottery held its Million Dollar Replay Grand Prize Drawing on March 8, 2019 at Asbury Park Convention Hall. A $50,000 prize winner from that drawing has been ruled ineligible and the Lottery will reselect that prize winner on March 20, 2019.
- Minnesota family wins first Lotto America jackpot worth $22.8 million. A family from Minnesota won the first jackpot prize in the multi-state Lotto America game that began just four months ago.
- Michigan teen lottery winner giving most of $500K to parents. A Michigan teenager who hit a $500,000 jackpot is giving nearly all of it to his parents.
- Losing N.J. lottery tickets become $1.5M for 15 lucky winners. The luck of the Irish was on the side of 15 people who turned losing New Jersey Lottery tickets into big bucks Friday.
- New York real estate broker claims $126M Mega Millions jackpot. An upstate New York county of 76,000 people has gotten its second $100 million-plus Mega Millions jackpot winner in three months.
- Illinois lottery director calls it quits. Late Wednesday Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones sent a brief memo to his Lottery colleagues that said his job there "is done."
- Massachusetts Lottery names new executive director. Lynn native Beth Bresnahan, 38, is the second woman and youngest person to head the Massachusetts State Lottery, which has 400 employees and 7,400 agents statewide.
- NC woman scratches off $1M winner on first lottery ticket. A Wilmington, North Carolina, woman is a lot richer after buying her first lottery ticket ever.
- Arizona Lottery winners could soon remain anonymous. If House Bill 2082 makes it through the Arizona Senate, jackpot winners would be able to remain anonymous.
- Oklahoma lottery making strides to increase prizes. Oklahoma lottery officials voted Tuesday to reduce the amount of money paid to nearly 2,000 retailers that sell lottery tickets to increase prizes in "almost a last resort" to boost sales.
- N.J. lottery winners would get one year of anonymity under bill sent to governor. New Jersey lottery winners would have the option of staying anonymous for one year under a bill that is now headed to Gov. Chris Christie's desk.
- Former SC lottery employee accused of embezzling more than $200,000. A former employee of the South Carolina Education Lottery has been indicted by a Richland County grand jury on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from the lottery, according to Attorney General Alan Wilson.
- Lottery winner demonstrates the right way to claim a big jackpot. The winner of an $81 million lottery prize picked up her check from the Illinois Lottery Wednesday, after three months of careful planning with a team of specialists.
- S. Jersey couple claims $87 million share of jackpot. A Cape May County, New Jersey, couple who won half of a record $390 million lottery jackpot claimed their prize yesterday, almost two weeks after the drawing.
- Lottery winner from Oregon more than makes up for Enron loss. One of the Portland General Electric workers whose retirement hopes were dashed by the collapse of Enron has replenished his assets -- by about $59 million.
- NJ couple claims other half of record lottery jackpot. A New Jersey couple claimed half of the record $390 million Mega Millions jackpot Monday and said they are retired -- effective immediately.
- Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $101 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $101 million, with a cash option of $47.9 million.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $68 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $68 million Saturday.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls to $10 million. The Florida Lottery announced that the Saturday, March 18, Florida Lotto drawing resulted in a rollover, producing an estimated $10 million jackpot for the next drawing.
- Texas Pick 3 is state's top moneymaker. Lotto Texas, which is awaiting its third major overhaul in five years, has been surpassed by Pick 3 as the top numbers game.
- Illinois Lottery hires Bernie Mac. Bernie Mac is receiving $500,000 for about 2-1/2 days of work endorsing a new state lottery game in what lottery officials are calling a "phenomenal deal" because of the success of his television show.
- Fight over lottery's legality returns to N.C. court. The North Carolina Education Lottery will have to get past one more challenge before the first tickets are sold March 30.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$562.1 Million
Mar 20, 2019
- 2.$377 Million
Mar 20, 2018
- 3.$260 Million
Mar 20, 2013
- 4.$244 Million
Mar 22, 2011
- 5.$241 Million
Mar 20, 2012
- 6.€133 Million
Mar 25, 2011
- 7.$156.2 Million
Mar 22, 2017
- 8.€116.07 Million
Mar 20, 2018
- 9.€123.02 Million
Mar 21, 2019
- 10.$140 Million
Mar 21, 2020
- 10.$140 Million
Mar 21, 2017
- 12.€100 Million
Mar 22, 2013
- 13.$101 Million
Mar 22, 2006
- 13.$101 Million
Mar 23, 2011
- 15.$96 Million
Mar 22, 2014
- 15.$96 Million
Mar 20, 2020
- 17.$90 Million
Mar 23, 2016
- 18.€76.77 Million
Mar 25, 2016
- 19.€76 Million
Mar 20, 2020
- 20.$83 Million
Mar 21, 2008
- 21.€64 Million
Mar 24, 2006
- 22.$70 Million
Mar 21, 2009
- 22.$70 Million
Mar 21, 2012
- 24.$68 Million
Mar 21, 2006
- 25.€60.31 Million
Mar 22, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Mar 20, 1991
29 years old
Tuesday, Mar 20, 1990
30 years old
Sunday, Mar 20, 1977
43 years old
Sunday, Mar 20, 1966
54 years old
Friday, Mar 20, 1959
61 years old
Friday, Mar 20, 1959
61 years old
Wednesday, Mar 20, 1957
63 years old
Sunday, Mar 20, 1955
65 years old
Saturday, Mar 20, 1954
66 years old
Saturday, Mar 20, 1954
66 years old
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66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a Supermoon all occur on the same day.
- Four suspected Taliban members attack the luxurious Kabul Serena Hotel, killing at least nine people.
- At least 52 people are killed and more than 250 injured in a wave of terror attacks across ten cities in Iraq.
- Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Déby.
- Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq.
- Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.
- Legoland California, the first Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
- The Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo carries out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, killing 13 and wounding over 6,200 people.
- The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb kills two children in Warrington, England. It leads to mass protests in both Britain and Ireland.
- Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
- Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
- The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
- Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
- Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
- The Troubles: The first Provisional IRA car bombing in Belfast kills seven people and injures 148 others in Northern Ireland.
- The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organisation) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
- Tunisia gains independence from France.
- The US Senate ratifies the Security Treaty Between the United States and Japan.
- Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
- With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
- World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".
- Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler ordered the creation of Dachau concentration camp as Chief of Police of Munich and appointed Theodor Eicke as the camp commandant.
- The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso's first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
- The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
- The Upper Silesia plebiscite was a plebiscite mandated by the Versailles Treaty to determine a section of the border between Weimar Germany and Poland.
- Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
- Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
- With the approval of Emperor Guangxu, the Qing dynasty post office is opened, marking the beginning of a postal service in China.
- Prime minister of the German Empire Otto von Bismarck is dismissed by Emperor Wilhelm II.
- The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
- The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is signed.
- An earthquake destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
- The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.
- German revolutions of 1848-49: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
- After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
- The Great Boston Fire of 1760 destroys 349 buildings.
- Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
- The Dutch East India Company is established.
- The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden: five Swedish noblemen are publicly beheaded in the aftermath of the War against Sigismund (1598-1599).
- Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
- Emperor Tenmu of Japan assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Palace of Kiyomihara in Asuka.
- Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor.
Births On This Day
- Jack Bird, Australian rugby league player
- Sloane Stephens, American tennis player
- Mattia Destro, Italian footballer
- Michał Kucharczyk, Polish footballer
- Ethan Lowe, Australian rugby league player
- Blake Ferguson, Australian rugby league player
- Marcos Rojo, Argentine footballer
- Xavier Dolan, Canadian actor and director
- Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi Cricketer
- Daniel Maa Boumsong, Cameroonian footballer
- Jô, Brazilian footballer
- Pedro Ken, Brazilian footballer
- Sergei Kostitsyn, Belarusian ice hockey player
- Dean Geyer, South African-Australian singer-songwriter and actor
- Julián Magallanes, Argentinian footballer
- Ruby Rose, Australian actress and model
- Román Torres, Panamanian footballer
- Morgan Amalfitano, French footballer
- Ronnie Brewer, American basketball player
- Nicolas Lombaerts, Belgian footballer
- Vikram Banerjee, English cricketer
- Christy Carlson Romano, American actress and singer
- Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
- Carolina Padrón, Venezuelan journalist
- Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
- José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
- Ian Murray, Scottish footballer
- Carl Webb, Australian rugby league player
- Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
- Robertas Javtokas, Lithuanian basketball player
- Shinnosuke Abe, Japanese baseball player
- Freema Agyeman, English actress
- Keven Mealamu, New Zealand rugby player
- Brent Sherwin, Australian rugby league player
- Chester Bennington, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2017)
- Ramin Bahrani, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Isolde Kostner, Italian skier
- Carsten Ramelow, German footballer
- Nicky Boje, South African cricketer
- Natalya Khrushcheleva, Russian runner
- Chilly Gonzales, Canadian-German singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Alex Kapranos, English-Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Greg Searle, English rower
- Marco Sejna, German footballer
- Cristel Vahtra, Estonian skier
- Manny Alexander, Dominican baseball player
- Touré, American journalist and author
- Edoardo Ballerini, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Josephine Medina, Filipino Paralympic table tennis player
- sj Miller, American academic, public speaker, and social justice activist
- Michael Rapaport, American actor, podcast host, and director
- Yvette Cooper, English economist and politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
- Fabien Galthie, French rugby player
- Carlos Almeida, Cape Verdean runner
- A. J. Jacobs, American journalist and author
- Paul Merson, English footballer and manager
- Ultra Naté, American singer, songwriter, record producer, DJ, and promoter
- Xavier Beauvois, French actor, director, and screenwriter
- Mookie Blaylock, American basketball player
- William Dalrymple, Scottish historian and author
- Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer-songwriter
- Paul Annacone, American tennis player and coach
- Kathy Ireland, American model, actress, and furniture designer
- Yelena Romanova, Russian runner (d. 2007)
- David Thewlis, English-French actor, director, and screenwriter
- Stephen Sommers, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ingrid Arndt-Brauer, German politician
- Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer and manager
- Sara Wheeler, English author and journalist
- Norm Magnusson, American painter and sculptor
- Norbert Pohlmann, German computer scientist and academic
- Yuri Shargin, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut
- Dave Beasant, English footballer and coach
- Mary Roach, American author
- Sting (wrestler), American wrestler
- Peter Truscott, Baron Truscott, British Labour Party politician and peer
- Holly Hunter, American actress and producer
- Rickey Jackson, American football player
- Joe Reaiche, Australian rugby player
- Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress
- David Foster, Australian woodchopper
- Spike Lee, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Theresa Russell, American actress
- Chris Wedge, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor
- Catherine Ashton, English politician, Vice-President of the European Commission
- Anne Donahue, American lawyer and politician
- Naoto Takenaka, Japanese actor, comedian, singer, and director
- Nina Kiriki Hoffman, American author
- Ian Moss, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter
- Mike Francesa, American radio talk show host and television commentator
- Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
- Paul Mirabella, American baseball player
- Phil Judd, New Zealand singer-songwriter, guitarist and painter
- Geoff Brabham, Australian race car driver
- David Greenaway, English economist and academic
- Jimmie Vaughan, American blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
- William Hurt, American actor
- Carl Palmer, English drummer, percussionist, and songwriter
- Marcia Ball, American blues singer-songwriter and pianist
- Richard Dowden, English journalist and educator
- John de Lancie, American actor
- Bobby Orr, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
- John Boswell, American historian, philologist, and academic (d. 1994)
- Douglas B. Green, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Malcolm Simmons, English motorcycle racer (d. 2014)
- Henry Bartholomay, American soldier and pilot (d. 2015)
- Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
- Pat Riley, American basketball player and coach
- Tim Yeo, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
- John Cameron, English composer and conductor
- Camille Cosby, American author, producer, and philanthropist
- Alan Harper, English-Irish archbishop
- Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer
- Douglas Tompkins, American businessman, co-founded The North Face and Esprit Holdings (d. 2015)
- Paul Junger Witt, American director and producer (d. 2018)
- Pat Corrales, American baseball player and manager
- Kenji Kimihara, Japanese runner
- Stathis Chaitas, Greek footballer and manager
- Mary Ellen Mark, American photographer and journalist (d. 2015)
- Giampiero Moretti, Italian race car driver and businessman, founded the Momo company (d. 2012)
- Gerald Curran, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Don Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Walter Jakob Gehring, Swiss biologist and academic (d. 2014)
- Brian Mulroney, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Canada
- Sergei Novikov, Russian mathematician and academic
- Lois Lowry, American author
- Jerry Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2008)
- Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican singer, songwriter, music producer, and inventor
- Mark Saville, Baron Saville of Newdigate, English lieutenant, lawyer, and judge
- Ted Bessell, American actor and director (d. 1996)
- Bettye Washington Greene, American chemist (d. 1995)
- Willie Brown, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 41st Mayor of San Francisco
- David Malouf, Australian author and playwright
- Lateef Adegbite, Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
- George Altman, American baseball player
- Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2013)
- Hal Linden, American actor, singer, and director
- Rein Raamat, Estonian director and screenwriter
- S. Arasaratnam, Sri Lankan historian, author, and academic (d. 1998)
- William Andrew MacKay, Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2013)
- Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican actor and director (d. 2015)
- Jerome Biffle, American long jumper and coach (d. 2002)
- James P. Gordon, American physicist and engineer (d. 2013)
- Fred Rogers, American television host and producer (d. 2003)
- John Joubert, South African-English composer and academic (d. 2019)
- John Ehrlichman, American lawyer, 12th White House Counsel (d. 1999)
- Con Martin, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)
- Larry Elgart, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2017)
- Ray Goulding, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- Carl Reiner, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Usmar Ismail, Indonesian filmmaker (d. 1971)
- Dušan Pirjevec, Slovenian historian and philosopher (d. 1977)
- Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician and theorist (d. 1970)
- Pamela Harriman, English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (d. 1997)
- Rosemary Timperley, English author and screenwriter (d. 1988)
- Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter ace (d. 1983)
- Jack Barry, American game show host and producer, co-founded Barry & Enright Productions (d. 1984)
- Donald Featherstone, English soldier and author (d. 2013)
- Marian McPartland, English-American pianist and composer (d. 2013)
- Bernd Alois Zimmermann, German composer (d. 1970)
- Vera Lynn, English singer, songwriter and actress
- Yigael Yadin, Israeli archaeologist, general, and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1984)
- Pierre Messmer, French lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2007)
- Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian judge and politician, 8th President of Austria (d. 2000)
- Sviatoslav Richter, Ukrainian pianist and composer (d. 1997)
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)
- Wendell Corey, American actor and politician (d. 1968)
- Nikolai Stepulov, Russian-Estonian boxer (d. 1968)
- Ralph Hauenstein, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)
- Alfonso García Robles, Mexican lawyer and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
- Erwin Blask, German hammer thrower (d. 1999)
- Michael Redgrave, English actor and director (d. 1985)
- Hugh MacLennan, Canadian author and educator (d. 1990)
- Abraham Beame, American accountant and politician, 104th Mayor of New York City (d. 2001)
- Ozzie Nelson, American actor and bandleader (d. 1975)
- Jean Galia, French rugby player and boxer (d. 1949)
- B. F. Skinner, American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
- Edgar Buchanan, American actor (d. 1979)
- Amelia Chopitea Villa, Bolivia's first female physician (d. 1942)
- Eduard Wiiralt, Estonian artist (d. 1954)
- Fredric Wertham, German-American psychologist and author (d. 1981)
- Amalie Sara Colquhoun, Australian landscape and portrait painter (d. 1974)
- Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American tenor and actor (d. 1973)
- Amanda Clement, American baseball player, umpire, and educator (d. 1971)
- Vernon Ransford, Australian cricketer (d. 1958)
- Philipp Frank, Austrian-American physicist, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1966)
- John Jensen, Australian public servant (d. 1970)
- René Coty, French lawyer and politician, 17th President of France (d. 1962)
- Harold Weber, American golfer (d. 1933)
- Maud Menten, Canadian physician and biochemist (d. 1960)
- Payne Whitney, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1927)
- Börries von Münchhausen, German poet and activist (d. 1945)
- Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (d. 1964)
- John Lavery, Irish painter (d. 1941)
- Frederick Winslow Taylor, American tennis player and engineer (d. 1915)
- Ismail Gasprinski, Ukrainian educator, publisher, and politician (d. 1914)
- Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (d. 1894)
- Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1886)
- Edward Poynter, English painter, illustrator, and curator (d. 1919)
- Charles William Eliot, American mathematician and academic (d. 1926)
- Patrick Jennings, Northern Irish-Australian politician, 11th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1897)
- Solomon L. Spink, American lawyer and politician (d. 1881)
- Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian poet, playwright, and director (d. 1906)
- Theodor von Heuglin, German explorer and ornithologist (d. 1876)
- Ned Buntline, American journalist, author, and publisher (d. 1886)
- Napoleon II, French emperor (d. 1832)
- George Caleb Bingham, American painter and politician, State Treasurer of Missouri (d. 1879)
- Thomas Cooper, British poet (d. 1892)
- Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican lawyer and politician, President of Costa Rica (d. 1845)
- Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet and author (d. 1839)
- Edward Gibbon Wakefield, English politician (d. 1862)
- Heinrich Clauren, German author (d. 1854)
- Rama I, Thai king (d. 1809)
- Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1789)
- Ivan Mazepa, Ukrainian diplomat, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1709)
- Dara Shikoh, Indian prince (d. 1659)
- Anne Bradstreet, Puritan American poet (d. 1672)
- Juan de Ribera, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1611)
- Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
- Ippolito d'Este, Italian cardinal (d. 1520)
- Jerome Emser, German theologian and scholar (d. 1527)
- Cecily of York (d. 1507)
- Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke (d. 1348)
- Magadu, renamed Wareru, founder of Ramanya Kingdom, renamed Hanthawady Kingdom of Pegu (b. a commoner; d. on a Saturday in January 1307)
- 43 BC
- Ovid, Roman poet (d. 17)
Deaths On This Day
- Mary Warnock, English philosopher & writer (b. 1924)
- C. K. Mann, a Ghanaian Highlife musician and producer (b. 1936)
- David Rockefeller, American billionaire and philanthropist (b. 1915)
- Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1922)
- Eva Burrows, Australian 13th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1929)
- Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1930)
- Hennie Aucamp, South African poet, author, and academic (b. 1934)
- Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)
- Tonie Nathan, American politician (b. 1923)
- Khushwant Singh, Indian journalist and author (b. 1915)
- James Herbert, English author (b. 1943)
- George Lowe, New Zealand-English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1924)
- Zillur Rahman, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician, 15th President of Bangladesh (b. 1929)
- Lincoln Hall, Australian mountaineer and author (b. 1955)
- Noboru Ishiguro, Japanese animator and director (b. 1938)
- Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, Polish-Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1910)
- Jim Stynes, Irish-Australian footballer (b. 1966)
- Johnny Pearson, English pianist, conductor, and composer (b. 1925)
- Ai, American poet and academic (b. 1947)
- Girija Prasad Koirala, Indian-Nepalese politician, 30th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1924)
- Stewart Udall, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1920)
- Raynald Fréchette, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1933)
- Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraqi politician, Vice President of Iraq (b. 1938)
- Hawa Yakubu, Ghanaian politician (b. 1948)
- Armand Lohikoski, American-Finnish director and screenwriter (b. 1912)
- Juliana of the Netherlands (b. 1909)
- Pierre Sévigny, Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1917)
- Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (b. 1949)
- Gene Eugene, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1961)
- Patrick Heron, British painter (b. 1920)
- V. S. Pritchett, English short story writer, essayist, and critic (b. 1900)
- Lewis Grizzard, American writer and humorist (b. 1946)
- Polykarp Kusch, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Georges Delerue, French composer (b. 1925)
- Maurice Cloche, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1907)
- Lev Yashin, Russian footballer (b. 1929)
- Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1891)
- Gerry Bertier, American football player (b. 1953)
- Jacques Brugnon, French tennis player (b. 1895)
- Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham, English politician, 9th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1909)
- Terukuni Manzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 38th Yokozuna (b. 1919)
- Chet Huntley, American journalist (b. 1911)
- Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (b. 1921)
- Falih Rıfkı Atay, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1894)
- Henri Longchambon, French politician (b. 1896)
- Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director and screenwriter (b. 1889)
- Johnny Morrison, American baseball player (b. 1895)
- Daniel Frank, American long jumper (b. 1882)
- Brendan Behan, Irish republican and playwright (b. 1923)
- Adegoke Adelabu, Nigerian merchant, journalist, and politician (b. 1915)
- Hjalmar Väre, Finnish cyclist (b. 1892)
- Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and director (b. 1884)
- Amadeus William Grabau, American-Chinese geologist, paleontologist, and academic (b. 1870)
- Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (b. 1883)
- Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
- Giuseppe Zangara, Italian-American assassin of Anton Cermak (b. 1900; executed)
- Hermann Müller, German journalist and politician, 12th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
- Arthur F. Andrews, American cyclist (b. 1876)
- Ferdinand Foch, French field marshal (b. 1851)
- George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician, 35th Governor-General of India (b. 1859)
- Lewis A. Grant, American general and lawyer (b. 1828)
- Friedrich Amelung, Estonian historian and businessman (b. 1842)
- Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist and author (b. 1822)
- Apollon Maykov, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1821)
- Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian lawyer, journalist and politician (b. 1802)
- Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (b. 1814)
- Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (b. 1810)
- Yamanami Keisuke, Japanese samurai (b. 1833)
- Joseph Aspdin, English businessman (b. 1788)
- James Justinian Morier, Turkish-English author and diplomat (b. 1780)
- Louis Léopold Robert, French painter (b. 1794)
- William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1705)
- Benjamin Truman, English brewer and businessman (b. 1699)
- Nicolas de Largillière, French painter and academic (b. 1656)
- Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (b. 1692)
- Maria of Orange-Nassau, Dutch princess (b. 1642)
- Augustyn Kordecki, Polish monk (b. 1603)
- Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1557)
- Albert, Duke of Prussia (b. 1490)
- Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, English general and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1508)
- Georges Chastellain, Burgundian chronicler and poet
- Sigismund I of Lithuania
- Henry IV of England (b. 1367)
- Alexios III Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond (b. 1338)
- Muhammad bin Tughluq, Sultan of Delhi
- Ralph Walpole, Bishop of Norwich
- Hermann von Salza, German knight and diplomat (b. 1179)
- Pope Clement III (b. 1130)
- Taira no Kiyomori, Japanese general (b. 1118)
- Ebbo, archbishop of Reims
- Alfonso II, king of Asturias (Spain) (b. 759)
- Wulfram, archbishop of Sens
- Cuthbert, Northumbrian (English) monk, bishop, and saint (b. 634)