On This Day in History: March 22
March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 284 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Maryland Lottery holds second Bonus Match 5 drawing after problem discovered. On Thursday, the Maryland Lottery announced that it held two drawings for the Bonus Match 5 on March 18 due to a problem that occurred with the drawing that day.
- Kansas man claims $50M Mega Millions jackpot on ticket he purchased in Missouri. A Kansas man who stopped to get gas and a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Kansas City, Missouri is now $50 million richer.
- Gas station clerk finds lottery ticket worth $1 million, returns to owner. A Lincoln County, Kansas, man is $1 million richer, thanks to a Salina gas station employee.
- Judge rules whistleblower suit against Georgia Lottery can go forward. A whistleblower lawsuit claiming a Georgia Lottery executive was fired after refusing to support inflated sales projections should go to trial, a Fulton County Superior Court judge decided this week.
- Va. woman wins $1 million while showing friend how to play lottery. A Virginia woman won $1 million Tuesday after attempting to show her friend how to play a scratch-off ticket lottery.
- At least two charged in scheme to manipulate Connecticut Lottery game. Connecticut Lottery retailers in Canton and Hartford face larceny and computer crime charges after authorities say they illegally manipulated the 5 Card Cash lottery game to produce more winning tickets.
- Teen lottery winner to pay off mom's home. A Michigan teenager plans to pay off his mother's home with the winning lottery ticket she gave him.
- San Francisco cab driver claims $1.9M Mega Millions lottery prize. A San Francisco taxi driver won $1.9 million in the multi-state Mega Millions game Tuesday.
- Wyoming Lottery commission selects vendor. In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant Intralot as the state's lottery vendor, pending negotiation of a contract with the company.
- Bill to limit Minnesota Lottery online sales advances in Senate. A bill to turn off online sales of Minnesota Lottery tickets moved ahead Friday in the state Senate.
- Louisiana Lottery players snatching up raffle tickets before bonus draw. Besides offering the best odds of winning $1 million in the May 12 finale drawing, the Louisiana Lottery's newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, is giving players five more chances to win $20,000 if they purchase their tickets before midnight March 23.
- 47 people pick winning Fantasy 5 numbers. The Florida Lottery set a new record with 47 top prize winners in the Fantasy 5 game, thanks to a rare consecutive sequence drawn Monday night.
- Woman claims $1 million in Oregon Lottery Raffle. The city of Lake Oswego, Oregon, came up big once again, when the winning ticket for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle, announced Wednesday, March 17, was sold by a Lake Oswego Lottery retailer.
- Penn. woman sued by former friend over lottery win. A Pennsylvania woman said was stunned Tuesday to learn that a former friend claims that she refused to split a $100,000 lottery jackpot with him.
- Florida Lottery's total contribution to state reaches $17 billion. In the 19 years since Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment authorizing a Lottery to to benefit education, more than $17 billion dollars has been contributed to Florida's educational system.
- Store owner's lottery bonus put on hold. The store owner who sold the unclaimed $3.5 million Connecticut Classic Lotto ticket in February will not be receiving his $10,000 sales commission unless he settles outstanding accounts with the state lottery, according to a spokeswoman for the lottery.
- Wisconsin Lottery to hold raffle draw May 1. The Wisconsin Lottery is rolling the dice on a new lottery game called Million Dollar Draw, but with so many states profitting handsomely from the popular style of game, it is hardly a risk at all.
- Nevada Assembly pushing for state lottery. The Nevada State Assembly voted 29-13 Tuesday to take another shot at a constitutional amendment to allow a state lottery.
- Little store is a Lotto hot spot. Since 2000, the California State Lottery machines at Lichine's Liquor and Deli have spit out SuperLotto Plus jackpots three times -- most recently on Saturday.
- Calif. state workers bet the same lottery numbers 10 years -- and win. Twenty current or former state employees who have been playing the same numbers as a group for 10 years are the winners of Saturday's $72 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot.
- N.J. man hits jackpot: He's engaged to lottery winners' daughter. A Titusville, New Jersey, man is engaged to the daughter of lottery winners Elaine and Harold Messner, the New Jersey couple who claimed half of the record $390 million Mega Millions jackpot Monday.
- Lawyer in $315 million lottery lawsuits ordered to pay fine. A lawyer representing three people who sued their co-workers seeking a share of their $315 million lottery win was ordered Tuesday to pay a nearly $382,000 fine.
- Ontario Lottery nixes Bingo scratch tickets. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has hired outside auditors and is "working with the printer," as it investigates a complaint that winning cards on two editions of a Super Bingo game could be identified without scratching them, a spokesperson has confirmed.
- Maryland Lottery helps taxpayers hit jackpot. Established in 1973, the Maryland State Lottery has reported increases in both revenue and total sales for the last two fiscal years, which has a trickle-down effect that broadly helps the economy from the state to the local level.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $82 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $82 million.
- Buying Mega Millions lottery tickets a strictly defensive act. Imagine how you'd feel if you came to work on a Monday morning and found the office empty because you were the only one who said no to the office Mega Millions pool.
- Co-worker suing for share of lottery prize. A Sudbury city employee has launched a civil lawsuit claiming he deserves his share of a $13.6 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by five co-workers last summer.
- Police arrest lottery ticket thief. A routine audit of lottery tickets conducted by the Texas Lottery Commission showed that more than $37,000 in scratch-off tickets were missing from a Flower Mound convenience store.
- Iowa Gov. Approves Ban On TouchPlay Lottery Machines. The fight to keep video lottery in Iowa is heating up. Governor Tom Vilsack approved a ban on the state's lottery TouchPlay machines, giving businesses 45 days to shut them down.
- Tennessee Lottery Sales Exceed $2 Billion. Exactly two years and two months since the launch of the Tennessee Lottery, ticket sales surpassed the $2 billion sales mark.
- N.C. Lottery moves ahead after favorable court ruling. North Carolina's new lottery is on schedule to begin selling tickets March 30, after a state judge declined yesterday to stop it and after the top attorney for lottery opponents said he probably won't ask for an immediate stop to the games.
- Forklift operator wins N.D.'s biggest lottery prize. Kevin Green was driving a forklift at work last week when he heard a North Dakota Powerball outlet had sold a $1 million ticket. He didn't think twice about the news, until he heard where the prize winner was sold -- at the Williston convenience store where Green normally buys his tickets.
- Attempted cash-in of stolen lottery tickets brings arrests. Police hit the jackpot in the River Market robbery, nabbing a gambler who tried to redeem stolen lottery tickets -- at the River Market.
- Thug slashes elderly woman, robs lottery winnings. An elderly woman trapped in the narrow entrance of her building was slashed in the gut by a robber who may have wanted her lottery winnings, police said.
- Thousands fume over lottery game typo. It's become a scratch with a catch after thousands of people thought they had won a $100,000 jackpot in a newspaper lottery game.
- Missouri Lottery faces downturn in sales. The Missouri Lottery faces a $3.5 million budget cut that could force layoffs of a fourth of the agency's workers plus another General Assembly-ordered retreat from advertising.
- NY Post chides rival paper over lottery error. The New York Post appears to be enjoying the mess that its long-time rival, The New York Daily News, created when it printed erroneous lottery numbers, and misled thousands of readers into thinking they won big bucks.
- Court: Ex-Husband Can Share Lottery Jackpot. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Monday that the ex-husband of a $7 million lottery winner deserves to share her fortune.
- CT Lottery must pay an extra $581,000 for drawing mistake. Honoring all six numbers drawn in Friday's flawed "Cash 5" lottery game will cost the Connecticut Lottery Corp. an extra $581,000, lottery officials said Monday.
- Too many players winning Powerball, lottery says. The agency running the Powerball lottery might decrease the odds of winning the multimillion-dollar jackpot to stem a record-setting run of winners that is keeping jackpots small and, the agency says, causing ticket sales to plunge.
- Gang arrested after £1.3m win at Ritz casino. Three people have been arrested on suspicion of using James Bond-style electronic trickery to win almost £1.3 million at a London casino.
- New Web site calls on lottery directors to add Megaplier. A lottery Web site was opened Saturday calling for the eleven Mega Millions state lottery directors to add the "Megaplier" feature to the game in all Mega Millions states.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot climbs to $43 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $43 million Saturday.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows to $18 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $18 million, with a cash option of $10.3 million.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $10 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $10 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- North Dakota lottery selling first tickets this week. After decades of arguing, thousands of petition signatures, a 19th-century bribery scandal and five statewide votes, North Dakota this week joins the crowded ranks of states that play the lottery.
- Dreams of lottery cash turn to dust. When a friendly telemarketer called a 74-year-old Bethlehem, Pennsylvania woman two weeks ago to tell her she'd won $5 million in a Canadian sweepstakes, it sounded too good to be true.
- Teenage Student Celebrates £1.5M Lottery Win. A 17-year-old girl has become one of Britain's youngest Lotto winners after scooping £1.5 million, it was confirmed Sunday.
- N.D.'s Lady Luck Not Backing Down to Virginia Lottery. North Dakota lottery officials say their Lady Luck character is different enough from Virginia's that the North Dakota campaign will continue.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$638.8 Million
Mar 23, 2019
- 2.$421 Million
Mar 23, 2018
- 3.$338.3 Million
Mar 23, 2013
- 4.$290 Million
Mar 23, 2012
- 5.$244 Million
Mar 22, 2011
- 6.$221 Million
Mar 24, 2021
- 7.€133 Million
Mar 25, 2011
- 8.$156.2 Million
Mar 22, 2017
- 9.$151 Million
Mar 24, 2017
- 10.$150 Million
Mar 25, 2020
- 11.€125.47 Million
Mar 23, 2021
- 12.€117.21 Million
Mar 22, 2018
- 13.€125.53 Million
Mar 26, 2019
- 14.€100 Million
Mar 22, 2013
- 15.$122 Million
Mar 23, 2021
- 16.€97 Million
Mar 23, 2021
- 17.$101 Million
Mar 22, 2006
- 17.$101 Million
Mar 23, 2011
- 17.$101 Million
Mar 24, 2020
- 20.€88 Million
Mar 27, 2020
- 21.$96 Million
Mar 22, 2014
- 22.$95 Million
Mar 25, 2008
- 23.$90 Million
Mar 23, 2016
- 24.€76.77 Million
Mar 25, 2016
- 25.$82 Million
Mar 24, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Mar 22, 1990
31 years old
Saturday, Mar 22, 1986
35 years old
Tuesday, Mar 22, 1983
38 years old
Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
44 years old
Saturday, Mar 22, 1975
46 years old
Sunday, Mar 22, 1970
51 years old
Tuesday, Mar 22, 1966
55 years old
Thursday, Mar 22, 1962
59 years old
Thursday, Mar 22, 1956
65 years old
Thursday, Mar 22, 1951
70 years old
Wednesday, Mar 22, 1950
71 years old
Monday, Mar 22, 1948
73 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Ten people are killed in a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the country's largest ever self-imposed curfew, in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.
- Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces a national lockdown and the country's first ever self-imposed curfew, in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.
- The Mueller report on the election of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election is submitted to the United States Attorney General.
- Two buses crashed in Kitampo, a town north of Ghana's capital Accra, killing at least 50 people.
- A terrorist attack in London near the Houses of Parliament leaves four people dead and at least 20 injured.
- Three suicide bombers kill 32 people and injure 316 in the 2016 Brussels bombings at the airport and at the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station.
- At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.
- Three Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague from the U.S., Tom Fox.
- Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force Hellfire missiles.
- Tara Lipinski, aged 14 years and nine months, becomes the youngest women's World Figure Skating Champion.
- Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
- The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
- USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
- Fall of communism in Albania: The Democratic Party of Albania wins a decisive majority in the parliamentary election.
- NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
- Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope suspended between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
- The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
- In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.
- Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser.
- World War II: The city of Hildesheim, Germany is heavily damaged in a British air raid, though it had little military significance and Germany was on the verge of final defeat.
- The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
- World War II: The entire village of Khatyn (in what is the present-day Republic of Belarus) is burnt alive by Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118.
- World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
- Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
- Cullen-Harrison Act: President Franklin Roosevelt signs an amendment to the Volstead Act, legalizing the manufacture and sale of "3.2 beer" (3.2% alcohol by weight, approximately 4% alcohol by volume) and light wines.
- Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attack the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
- Mystic Phan Xích Long, the self-proclaimed Emperor of Vietnam, is arrested for organising a revolt against the colonial rule of French Indochina, which was nevertheless carried out by his supporters the following day.
- The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes in Paris.
- Charilaos Vasilakos wins the first modern Olympic marathon race with a time of three hours and 18 minutes.
- Before the Société pour L'Encouragement à l'Industrie, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology publicly for the first time.
- The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
- The Spanish National Assembly abolishes slavery in Puerto Rico.
- In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
- The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
- In the London Protocol, the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
- The Slave Trade Act of 1794 bans the export of slaves from the United States, and prohibits American citizens from outfitting a ship for the purpose of importing slaves.
- The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
- The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
- Nader Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
- The Tuscarora War comes to an end with the fall of Fort Neoheroka, effectively opening up the interior of North Carolina to European colonization.
- Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
- The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
- Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War.
- The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
- Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.
- Æthelred of Wessex is defeated by a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.
- Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors.
- Start of the Bostran era, the calendar of the province of Arabia Petraea.
Births On This Day
- Ruben Popa, Romanian footballer
- J. J. Watt, American football player
- Tyler Oakley, American internet celebrity
- Ike Davis, American baseball player
- Jairo Mora Sandoval, Costa Rican environmentalist (d. 2013)
- Liam Doran, British rally cross driver
- David Choi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Dexter Fowler, American baseball player
- Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
- Jakob Fuglsang, Danish cyclist
- Mike Jenkins, American football player
- Justin Masterson, American baseball player
- Kelli Waite, Australian swimmer
- Piotr Trochowski, German footballer
- Piá, Brazilian footballer
- Enrico Gasparotto, Italian cyclist
- Michael Janyk, Canadian skier
- Arne Gabius, German runner
- Aaron North, American guitarist
- Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
- Joey Porter, American football player and coach
- Tom Poti, American ice hockey player
- Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player
- Kathryn Jean Lopez, American journalist
- Asako Toki, Japanese singer-songwriter
- Kellie Shanygne Williams, American actress
- Reese Witherspoon, American actress and producer
- Cole Hauser, American actor and producer
- Jiří Novák, Czech-Monegasque tennis player
- Marcus Camby, American basketball player
- Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer
- Geo Meneses, Mexican producer and singer
- Beverley Knight, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Shawn Bradley, German-American basketball player, coach, and actor
- Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater and sportscaster
- Keegan-Michael Key, American actor, comedian, and writer
- Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
- Hwang Young-cho, South Korean runner
- Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
- Bernie Gallacher, Scottish-English footballer (d. 2011)
- Pia Cayetano, Filipino lawyer and politician
- Todd Ewen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
- Artis Pabriks, Latvian academic and politician, 11th Minister for Defence of Latvia
- António Pinto, Portuguese runner
- Brian Shaw, American basketball player and coach
- David Gillespie, Australian rugby league player
- Deborah Bull, English ballerina
- Susan Ann Sulley, English pop singer
- Martín Vizcarra, Peruvian engineer and politician, 67th President of Peru
- Simon Furman, British comic book writer
- Tarmo Laht, Estonian architect
- Lauri Vahtre, Estonian historian and politician
- Matthew Modine, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jürgen Bucher, German footballer
- Stephanie Mills, American actress and singer
- Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (born María Teresa Mestre y Batista)
- Lena Olin, Swedish actress
- Pete Sessions, American politician
- Valdis Zatlers, Latvian physician and politician, 7th President of Latvia
- Kenneth Rogoff, American economist and chess grandmaster
- Des Browne, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
- Fanny Ardant, French actress, director, and screenwriter
- Brian Hanrahan, English journalist (d. 2010)
- Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer and director
- George Ferguson, English architect and politician, 1st Mayor of Bristol
- James Patterson, American author and producer
- Maarten van Gent, Dutch basketball player and coach
- Don Chaney, American basketball player and coach
- Rivka Golani, Israeli viola player and composer
- Rudy Rucker, American mathematician, computer scientist, and author
- Harry Vanda, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Eric Roth, American screenwriter and producer
- George Benson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Nazem Ganjapour, Iranian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Keith Relf, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1976)
- Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian singer-songwriter
- Dick Pound, Canadian lawyer and academic
- Billy Collins, American poet
- Jeremy Clyde, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (d. 2019)
- Cassam Uteem, Mauritian politician, 2nd President of Mauritius
- Dave Keon, Canadian ice hockey player
- Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American physician and author (d. 1996)
- George Edward Alcorn, Jr., American physicist and inventor
- Rein Etruk, Estonian chess player (d. 2012)
- Angelo Badalamenti, American pianist and composer
- Armin Hary, German sprinter
- Jon Hassell, American trumpet player and composer
- Ron Carey, American trade union leader (d. 2008)
- Roger Whittaker, Kenyan-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Erol Büyükburç, Turkish singer-songwriter, pop music composer, and actor (d. 2015)
- Galina Gavrilovna Korchuganova, Russian-born Soviet test pilot and aerobatics champion (d. 2004)
- Lea Pericoli, Italian tennis player and journalist
- Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2013)
- M. Emmet Walsh, American actor
- May Britt, Swedish actress
- Sheila Cameron, English lawyer and judge
- Orrin Hatch, American lawyer and politician
- Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian economist and politician, 1st President of Iran
- Els Borst, Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2014)
- Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (d. 2010)
- Burton Richter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
- William Shatner, Canadian actor
- Leslie Thomas, Welsh journalist and author (d. 2014)
- Derek Bok, American lawyer and academic
- Pat Robertson, American minister and broadcaster, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network
- Stephen Sondheim, American composer and songwriter
- Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist
- P. Ramlee, Malaysian actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer (d. 1973)
- Carrie Donovan, American journalist (d. 2001)
- E. D. Hirsch, American author, critic, and academic
- Ed Macauley, American basketball player, coach, and priest (d. 2011)
- Marty Blake, American basketball player and manager (d. 2013)
- Nicolas Tikhomiroff, Russian photographer (d. 2016)
- Al Neuharth, American journalist and author, founded USA Today (d. 2013)
- Yevgeny Ostashev, Russian test pilot, participant in the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite (d. 1960)
- Osman F. Seden, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
- Bill Wendell, American television announcer (d. 1999)
- Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (d. 2007)
- John J. Gilligan, American politician, 62nd Governor of Ohio (d. 2013)
- Stewart Stern, American screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Nino Manfredi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- James Brown, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
- Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (d. 2000)
- Lloyd MacPhail, Canadian businessman and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (d. 1995)
- Fanny Waterman, English pianist and educator, founded the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition (d. 2020)
- Katsuko Saruhashi, Japanese geochemist (d. 2007)
- Ross Martin, American actor (d. 1981)
- Bernard Krigstein, American illustrator (d. 1990)
- Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (d. 1997)
- Virginia Grey, American actress (d. 2004)
- Irving Kaplansky, Canadian-American mathematician and academic (d. 2006)
- Paul Rogers, English actor (d. 2013)
- John Stanley, American author and illustrator (d. 1993)
- Donald Stokes, Baron Stokes, English businessman (d. 2008)
- Tom McCall, American journalist and politician, 30th Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
- Lew Wasserman, American businessman and talent agent (d. 2002)
- James Westerfield, American actor (d. 1971)
- Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor and performer (d. 1985)
- Karl Malden, American actor (d. 2009)
- Agnes Martin, Canadian-American painter and educator (d. 2004)
- Leslie Johnson, English race car driver (d. 1959)
- Nicholas Monsarrat, English sailor and author (d. 1979)
- Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author and educator (d. 1983)
- Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (d. 1991)
- Louis L'Amour, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1988)
- James M. Gavin, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1990)
- Bill Holman, American cartoonist (d. 1987)
- Johannes Brinkman, Dutch architect, designed the Van Nelle Factory (d. 1949)
- Madeleine Milhaud, French actress and composer (d. 2008)
- Greta Kempton, Austrian-American painter (d. 1991)
- Ruth Page, American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1991)
- He Long, Chinese general and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1969)
- Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian-American actor (d. 1964)
- Charlie Poole, American country banjo player (d. 1931)
- Johannes Semper, Estonian poet and scholar (d. 1970)
- George Clark, American race car driver (d. 1978)
- Chico Marx, American actor (d. 1961)
- August Rei, Estonian lawyer and politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1963)
- Aryeh Levin, Polish-Lithuanian rabbi and educator (d. 1969)
- Arthur H. Vandenberg, American journalist and politician (d. 1951)
- Lyda Borelli, Italian actress (d. 1959)
- Ernest C. Quigley, Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 1960)
- Ernest Lawson, Canadian-American painter (d. 1939)
- Tom McInnes, Scottish-English footballer (d. 1939)
- Robert Andrews Millikan, American colonel and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
- Jack Boyle, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1913)
- Paul Doumer, French mathematician, journalist, and politician, 14th President of France (d. 1932)
- Dorothy Tennant, British painter (d. 1926)
- Otakar Ševčík, Czech violinist and educator (d. 1934)
- Hector Sévin, French cardinal (d. 1916)
- Randolph Caldecott, English illustrator and painter (d. 1886)
- James Timberlake, American lieutenant, police officer, and farmer (d. 1891)
- Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1912)
- Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, Ottoman sociologist, historian, scholar, statesman and jurist (d. 1895)
- John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-Australian explorer, founded Penwortham (d. 1846)
- Braxton Bragg, American general (d. 1876)
- Thomas Crawford, American sculptor, designed the Statue of Freedom (d. 1857)
- Stephen Pearl Andrews, American author and activist (d. 1886)
- Caroline Norton, English feminist, social reformer, and author (d. 1877)
- David Swinson Maynard, American physician and lawyer (d. 1873)
- William I, German Emperor (d. 1888)
- Adam Sedgwick, English scientist (d. 1873)
- Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter and theorist (d. 1779)
- Charles Carroll, American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)
- Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect, designed the Yellow Palace and Bernstorff Palace (d. 1799)
- Edward Moore, English poet and playwright (d. 1757)
- William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician, Secretary at War (d. 1764)
- August Hermann Francke, German clergyman, philanthropist, and scholar (d. 1727)
- Katherine Jones, Viscountess Ranelagh, British scientist (d. 1691)
- John II Casimir Vasa, Polish king (d. 1672)
- Anthony van Dyck, Flemish-English painter and etcher (d. 1641)
- John Williams, Archbishop of York (d. 1650)
- Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, English noblewoman (d. 1580)
- Gioseffo Zarlino, Italian composer (d. 1590)
- Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian author and educator (d. 1583)
- Johann Carion, German astrologer and chronicler (d. 1537)
- Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1519)
- Ulugh Beg, Persian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1449)
- Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (probable; d. 1399)
- Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
- William I, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 918)
- Bernard Plantapilosa, Frankish son of Bernard of Septimania (d. 885)
Deaths On This Day
- Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician, academic and author, Yad Vashem recipient (b. 1911)
- Phife Dawg, American rapper (b. 1970)
- Rob Ford, Canadian businessman and politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto (b. 1969)
- Rita Gam, American actress (b. 1927)
- Arkady Arkanov, Ukrainian-Russian actor and playwright (b. 1933)
- Horst Buhtz, German footballer and manager (b. 1923)
- Norman Scribner, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1936)
- Yashwant Vithoba Chittal, Indian author (b. 1928)
- Mickey Duff, Polish-English boxer and manager (b. 1929)
- Thor Listau, Norwegian soldier and politician (b. 1938)
- Tasos Mitsopoulos, Cypriot politician, Cypriot Minister of Defence (b. 1965)
- Vladimír Čech, Czech actor and politician (b. 1951)
- James Nabrit, American lawyer and academic (b. 1932)
- Bebo Valdés, Cuban-Swedish pianist and composer (b. 1918)
- Derek Watkins, English trumpet player and composer (b. 1945)
- Ray Williams, American basketball player and coach (b. 1954)
- Joe Blanchard, American football player and wrestler (b. 1928)
- John Payton, American lawyer and activist (b. 1946)
- Matthew White Ridley, 4th Viscount Ridley, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (b. 1925)
- Mickey Sullivan, American baseball player and coach (b. 1932)
- David Waltz, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)
- Neil L. Whitehead, English anthropologist and author (b. 1956)
- Artur Agostinho, Portuguese journalist (b. 1920)
- Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1926)
- James Black, Scottish biologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)
- Özhan Canaydın, Turkish basketball player and businessman (b. 1943)
- Cachao López, Cuban-American bassist and composer (b. 1918)
- U. G. Krishnamurti, Indian-Italian philosopher and educator (b. 1918)
- Pierre Clostermann, French soldier, pilot, and politician (b. 1921)
- Pío Leyva, Cuban singer and author (b. 1917)
- Kurt von Trojan, Austrian-Australian journalist and author (b. 1937)
- Rod Price, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1947)
- Gemini Ganesan, Indian film actor (b. 1920)
- Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect, designed the Yoyogi National Gymnasium and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (b. 1913)
- Janet Akyüz Mattei, Turkish-American astronomer and academic (b. 1943)
- Ahmed Yassin, Co-founded Hamas (b. 1937)
- V. M. Tarkunde, Indian lawyer and civil rights activist (b. 1909)
- Terry Lloyd, English journalist (b. 1952)
- Rudolf Baumgartner, Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1917)
- Stepas Butautas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (b. 1925)
- Sabiha Gökçen, Turkish soldier and pilot (b. 1913)
- William Hanna, American animator, director, producer, and voice actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (b. 1910)
- Robert Fletcher Shaw, Canadian businessman, academic, and civil servant (b. 1910)
- Carlo Parola, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1921)
- Max Beloff, Baron Beloff, English historian and academic (b. 1913)
- David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
- Don Murray, American drummer (b. 1945)
- Robert F. Overmyer, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1936)
- Billy Williamson, American guitarist (b. 1925)
- Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter, and producer (b. 1950)
- Walter Lantz, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1899)
- Steve Olin, American baseball player (b. 1965)
- Léon Balcer, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1917)
- Paul Engle, American novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1908)
- Dave Guard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
- Gloria Holden, English-American actress (b. 1908)
- Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer and academic (b. 1928)
- Peta Taylor, English cricketer (b. 1912)
- Odysseas Angelis, Greek general and politician (b. 1912)
- Olive Deering, American actress (b. 1918)
- Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
- James Elliott, American runner and coach (b. 1915)
- Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, 13th President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1907)
- Ben Lyon, American actor and studio executive (b. 1901)
- Karl Wallenda, German-American acrobat and tightrope walker, founded The Flying Wallendas (b. 1905)
- A. K. Gopalan, Indian educator and politician (b. 1904)
- John Dwyer McLaughlin, American painter (b. 1898)
- Peter Revson, American race car driver (b. 1939)
- Orazio Satta Puliga, Italian automobile designer (b. 1910)
- Johannes Villemson, Estonian-American runner (b. 1893)
- Nella Walker, American actress and vaudevillian (b. 1886)
- John Harlin, American mountaineer and pilot (b. 1935)
- José Antonio Aguirre, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (b. 1904)
- Mike Todd, American film producer (b. 1909)
- Ivan Šubašić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)
- D. S. Senanayake, 1st Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1883)
- John Hessin Clarke, American lawyer and judge (b. 1857)
- Frederick Cuming, English cricketer (b. 1875)
- William Donne, English captain and cricketer (b. 1875)
- James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1851)
- William Macewen, Scottish surgeon and neuroscientist (b. 1848)
- Song Jiaoren, Chinese educator and politician (b. 1882)
- Ruggero Oddi, Italian physiologist and anatomist (b.1864)
- Thomas Hughes, English lawyer and politician (b. 1822)
- Samuel Courtauld, English businessman (b. 1793)
- Konstanty Kalinowski, writer, journalist, lawyer and revolutionary (b. 1838)
- Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician and academic (b. 1798)
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (b. 1749)
- Stephen Decatur, American commander (b. 1779)
- John Canton, English physicist and academic (b. 1718)
- Jonathan Edwards, English minister, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1703)
- Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-French composer and conductor (b. 1632)
- Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
- Agostino Carracci, Italian painter and educator (b. 1557)
- Johannes Magnus, Swedish archbishop and theologian (b. 1488)
- George of Poděbrady (b. 1420)
- John Kemp, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, English soldier and politician, Lord High Steward of England (b. 1388)
- Dietrich of Nieheim, German bishop and historian (b. 1345)
- Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, English politician, Lord High Steward of England (b. 1278)
- William of Norwich, child murder victim
- Carloman of Bavaria, Frankish king