On This Day in History: March 24
March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 282 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Mississippi Lottery to launch new Match 5 game in April. Mississippi lottery players hoping for another local draw-style game won't have to wait much longer — last Monday, the Mississippi Lottery announced that it will be releasing its newest draw game in April called Match 5.
- $750 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges to 4th-largest ever. This week lottery players across the United States will be pulling out all the stops to try and win Powerball, featuring one of the largest lottery jackpots in history, worth an estimated $750 million.
- Woman who just won $2 million in Michigan Lottery wins again for $60K. A Michigan woman has scored her second significant lottery win in less than three months.
- UK Lotto players furious over 5-number payout. Imagine beating the odds of 1 in 144,415 only to find out that your prize payout was just £15 (US$21). That's what thousands of UK Lotto players experienced Wednesday night.
- Lottery winners share their good fortune. The story of an Iowa couple who hit the $202 million Powerball jackpot 18 months ago, the second-biggest lottery win ever in Iowa.
- $96.5 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Missouri. A $96.5 million jackpot-winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold in Missouri for the Saturday drawing of the multi-state game.
- Powerball ticket worth $338 million sold in N.J.. Someone in New Jersey this morning could be holding a tiny piece of paper worth a massive amount of money: $338.3 million.
- $356 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot nears record. After rolling over for the 17th consecutive time last night, the Mega Millions jackpot has been raised to a jaw-dropping $356 million for the Tuesday, March 27, drawing.
- $312 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again. Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops and lottery tickets are being snapped up at a furious pace nation-wide for the Friday evening drawing, which has been raised mid-week to $312 million.
- Chicago man claims $9M lottery jackpot in the nick of time. A Chicago, Illinois, man recently came close to losing $9 million that he didn't know he had.
- Washington Lottery may add Powerball to lineup. Washington lottery players may soon be able to buy tickets for the Powerball multi-state game at their local grocery, deli or convenience store.
- Arkansas Senate, House pass lottery bills, send to governor. The Arkansas House and Senate on Monday passed each other's identical versions of legislation to set up Arkansas' lottery to fund college scholarships.
- Ontario Lottery chief fired. The head of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation was dismissed from the scandal-plagued organization on Friday, according to CBC News.
- Another scam victim regrets his mistakes. Dale E. Gilbert owes his local bank nearly $1,000 after he was conned into responding to one of the many lottery scams that falsely claim that the victim is a big winner.
- N.D. lottery's first year deemed 'exceptional'. Critics may still bristle at the thought of waiting in line behind a lottery player buying tickets, but nearly a year after North Dakota unveiled its state lottery, the North Dakota Lottery has exceeded its supporters' expectations.
- Nevada lottery effort unlikely to succeed. An Assembly-backed resolution to let Nevada voters legalize a state lottery could be killed as early as today in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $53 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $53 million Wednesday.
- N.C. Speaker pushing for lottery vote within 2 weeks. North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black said he wants lawmakers to vote on a state lottery in the next two weeks, and he virtually guaranteed Wednesday that the proposal would reach his chamber's floor.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $53 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $53 million Wednesday.
- 2 charged in theft from Powerball lottery winner. Two men were charged Tuesday with stealing $100,000 from the winner of the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$768.4 Million
Mar 27, 2019
- 2.$458 Million
Mar 27, 2018
- 3.$363 Million
Mar 27, 2012
- 4.$319 Million
Mar 25, 2011
- 5.$221 Million
Mar 24, 2021
- 6.€133 Million
Mar 25, 2011
- 7.$151 Million
Mar 24, 2017
- 8.$150 Million
Mar 25, 2020
- 9.€126.6 Million
Mar 25, 2021
- 10.€118.55 Million
Mar 24, 2018
- 11.€111 Million
Mar 26, 2013
- 12.€125.53 Million
Mar 26, 2019
- 13.$137 Million
Mar 26, 2021
- 14.€115 Million
Mar 26, 2021
- 15.$125 Million
Mar 26, 2011
- 16.$117 Million
Mar 25, 2006
- 17.$101 Million
Mar 26, 2016
- 17.$101 Million
Mar 24, 2020
- 19.€88 Million
Mar 27, 2020
- 20.$95 Million
Mar 25, 2008
- 21.€76.77 Million
Mar 25, 2016
- 22.$82 Million
Mar 24, 2006
- 23.$81 Million
Mar 25, 2009
- 24.€64 Million
Mar 24, 2006
- 25.$75 Million
Mar 26, 1999
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Mar 24, 1984
37 years old
Thursday, Mar 24, 1983
38 years old
Monday, Mar 24, 1980
41 years old
Saturday, Mar 24, 1973
48 years old
Friday, Mar 24, 1972
49 years old
Monday, Mar 24, 1969
52 years old
Friday, Mar 24, 1967
54 years old
Thursday, Mar 24, 1960
61 years old
Thursday, Mar 24, 1955
66 years old
Friday, Mar 24, 1944
77 years old
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(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Jakarta MRT began operation.
- Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes in the French Alps in an apparent pilot mass murder-suicide, killing all 150 people on board.
- Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
- The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding an end to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
- Kosovo war: NATO began attacks on Yugoslavia without United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approval, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
- A lorry carrying margarine and flour catches fire inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel. The resulting inferno kills 38 people.
- Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
- A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India, killing 250 people and injuring 3,000 others.
- First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany
- Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
- In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m) of crude oil after running aground.
- The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
- El Salvadorian Archbishop Óscar Romero is assassinated while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
- Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister of India, the first Prime Minister not to belong to Indian National Congress.
- In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process.
- Quebec Board of the French Language is established.
- A British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
- Ardeatine massacre: German troops murder 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
- World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III.
- United States Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
- Nanking Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
- The 1921 Women's Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo, first international women's sports event.
- Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
- Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
- The last of Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
- Sakuradamon Incident: Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke.
- President José Gregorio Monagas abolishes slavery in Venezuela.
- In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat and tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith.
- The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- In Kraków, Tadeusz Kościuszko announces a general uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia, and assumes the powers of the Commander in Chief of all of the Polish forces.
- Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
- Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051.
- Count Frederick of Hesse-Kassel is elected King of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates, after his consort Ulrika Eleonora abdicated the throne on 29 February
- The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne.
- James VI of Scotland is proclaimed King James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.
- Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.
- Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
- English victory over a Franco-Castilian-Flemish fleet in the Battle of Margate off the coast of Margate.
- King Richard I of England is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting in France, leading to his death on April 6.
Births On This Day
- Mina Myōi, Japanese singer and dancer
- Enzo Fernandez, French-Spanish footballer
- Nick Browne, English cricketer
- Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenian tennis player
- Starlin Castro, American baseball player
- Aljur Abrenica, Filipino actor
- Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-New Zealand actress
- Lacey Evans, American wrestler
- Alyssa Healy, Australian women's cricket team wicketkeeper
- Aziz Shavershian, Russian-born Australian bodybuilder
- Aiga Grabuste, Latvian heptathlete
- Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Matías Martínez, Argentinian footballer
- Kardo Ploomipuu, Estonian swimmer
- Matt Todd, New Zealand rugby union player
- Ramires, Brazilian footballer
- Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricketer
- Billy Jones, English footballer
- Yuma Asami, Japanese actress and singer
- Lana, American wrestler and manager
- Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and singer
- Benoît Assou-Ekotto, French born Cameroonian international footballer
- Chris Bosh, American basketball player
- Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player
- Lucy Wangui Kabuu, Kenyan runner
- Park Bom, South Korean singer
- Philipp Petzschner, German tennis player
- Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
- Riccardo Musetti, Italian footballer
- Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Canadian ice hockey player
- T.J. Ford, American basketball player
- Corey Hart, American baseball player
- Jack Swagger, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
- Epico Colon, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
- Jimmy Hempte, Belgian footballer
- Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
- Mike Adams, American football player
- Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
- Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
- Mark Looms, Dutch footballer
- Gary Paffett, English racing driver
- Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
- Lake Bell, Jewish-American actress, director, and screenwriter
- Norris Hopper, American baseball player
- Periklis Iakovakis, Greek hurdler
- Graeme Swann, English cricketer
- Michael Braun, Australian footballer and coach
- Tomáš Ujfaluši, Czech footballer and manager
- José Valverde, Dominican baseball player
- Jessica Chastain, American actress
- Maxim Kuznetsov, Russian ice hockey player
- Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Aaron Brooks, American football player
- Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer and coach
- Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
- Peyton Manning, American football player and entrepreneur
- Thomas Johansson, Swedish-Monacan tennis player
- Alyson Hannigan, American actress
- Sergey Klyugin, Russian high jumper
- Tado, Filipino comedian and activist (d. 2014)
- Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
- Philippe Boucher, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Steve Corica, Australian footballer and coach
- Jure Ivanušič, Slovenian actor, concert pianist and chansonnier
- Mette Jacobsen, Danish swimmer
- Glen Jakovich, Australian footballer
- Jim Parsons, American actor
- Christophe Dugarry, French footballer
- Steve Karsay, American baseball player and coach
- Tig Notaro, American comedian and actor
- Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
- Sharon Corr, Irish singer-songwriter and violinist
- Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
- Erica Kennedy, African-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
- Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian-American football player
- Stephan Eberharter, Austrian skier
- Minarti Timur, Indonesian badminton player
- Diann Roffe, American skier
- Floyd Heard, American sprinter and coach
- The Undertaker, American wrestler and actor
- Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer and coach
- Vadym Tyshchenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2015)
- Torsten Voss, German decathlete and bobsledder
- Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
- Star Jones, African-American lawyer, journalist, and talk show host
- Irina Meszynski, German discus thrower
- Dean Jones, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 2020)
- Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of Finance
- Jan Berglin, Swedish cartoonist
- Barry Horowitz, American wrestler
- Kelly Le Brock, English-American actress and model
- Nena, German singer-songwriter and actress
- Scott Pruett, American race car driver
- Annabella Sciorra, American actress
- Emmit King, American sprinter
- Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler and football player
- Derek Statham, English footballer
- Mike Woodson, American basketball player and coach
- Pierre Harvey, Canadian cyclist and skier
- Pat Jarvis, Australian rugby league player
- Steve Ballmer, American businessman
- Bill Wray, American cartoonist and painter
- Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Pat Price, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Anita L. Allen, African-American lawyer, philosopher, and academic
- Louie Anderson, American actor and comedian
- Greg McCrary, American football player (d. 2013)
- Peter Boyle, Scottish-Australian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Pat Bradley, American golfer
- Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation
- Dougie Thomson, Scottish bass player
- Anna Włodarczyk, Polish long jumper and coach
- Gary Wichard, American football player and agent (d. 2011)
- Tabitha King, American author and poet
- Ruud Krol, Dutch footballer and coach
- Steve Lang, Canadian bass player (d. 2017)
- Nick Lowe, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian academic and politician, 36th Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran
- Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
- Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (d. 2013)
- Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (d. 1989)
- Lee Oskar, Jewish-Danish musician
- Dennis Erickson, American football player and coach
- Christine Gregoire, American lawyer and politician, 22nd Governor of Washington
- Mick Jones, English footballer and coach
- Alan Sugar, English businessman
- Klaus Dinger, German guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
- Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (d. 2018)
- Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist and academic
- Curtis Hanson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- Patrick Malahide, English actor and screenwriter
- R. Lee Ermey, American sergeant and actor (d. 2018)
- Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian academic and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Serbia
- Michael Masser, American songwriter, composer and producer (d. 2015)
- Bob Mackie, American fashion designer
- David Irving, English historian and author
- Billy Stewart, American singer and pianist (d. 1970)
- Don Covay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Alex Olmedo, Peruvian-American tennis player
- Stephen De Staebler, American sculptor and educator (d. 2011)
- Lee Mendelson, American television producer (d. 2019)
- Hanno Drechsler, German educator and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 2003)
- David Dacko, Central African politician, 1st President of the Central African Republic (d. 2003)
- Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)
- Pat Renella, Italian-American actor (d. 2012)
- Byron Janis, American pianist and composer
- John Woodland Hastings, American biochemist and academic (d. 2014)
- Martin Walser, German author and playwright
- Desmond Connell, Irish cardinal (d. 2017)
- Dario Fo, Italian playwright, actor, director, and composer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
- William Porter, American hurdler (d. 2000)
- Puig Aubert, German-French rugby league player and coach (d. 1994)
- Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)
- Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)
- Michael Legat, English author and publisher (d. 2011)
- Onna White, Canadian dancer and choreographer (d. 2005)
- Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
- Gene Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Mary Stolz, American author (d. 2006)
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet and publisher, co-founded City Lights Bookstore (d. 2021)
- Robert Heilbroner, American economist and historian (d. 2005)
- John Kendrew, English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
- Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American soldier and author (d. 2006)
- Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (d. 2010)
- Eugène Martin, French racing driver (d. 2006)
- Dorothy Height, African-American educator and activist (d. 2010)
- Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2006)
- Richard Conte, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1975)
- Clyde Barrow, American criminal (d. 1934)
- Richard Wurmbrand, Romanian pastor and evangelist (d. 2001)
- Paul Sauvé, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Quebec (d. 1960)
- Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino author and diplomat (d. 2007)
- Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist, author, and scholar (d. 1990)
- Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (d. 1971)
- Ub Iwerks, American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse (d. 1971)
- Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-American psychotherapist and academic (d. 1957)
- Walter Baade, German astronomer and author (d. 1960)
- George Sisler, American baseball player and scout (d. 1973)
- Marston Morse, American mathematician and academic (d. 1977)
- Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1951)
- Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1954)
- Albert Hill, English-Canadian runner (d. 1969)
- Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (d. 1922)
- Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1933)
- Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
- Robert Mallet-Stevens, French architect and designer (d. 1945)
- Charles Daniels, American swimmer (d. 1973)
- Dimitrie Cuclin, Romanian violinist and composer (d. 1978)
- Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)
- Chika Kuroda, Japanese chemist (d. 1968)
- Eugène Tisserant, French cardinal (d. 1972)
- Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1945)
- Marcel Lalu, French gymnast (d. 1951)
- George Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway, English politician, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1943)
- Neyzen Tevfik, Turkish philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1953)
- William Burns, Canadian lacrosse player (d. 1953)
- Luigi Einaudi, Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)
- Harry Houdini, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor (d. 1926)
- Alec Hurley, English music hall singer (d. 1913)
- Émile Fabre, French author and playwright (d. 1955)
- Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (d. 1951)
- Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, financier, and diplomat, 49th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)
- Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (d. 1920)
- Henry Lefroy, Australian politician, 11th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1930)
- Silas Hocking, English minister and author (d. 1935)
- Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1906)
- Joseph Stefan, Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet (d. 1893)
- William Morris, English textile designer, poet, and author (d. 1896)
- John Wesley Powell, American soldier, geologist, and explorer (d. 1902)
- Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet and playwright (d. 1889)
- George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
- Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
- Horace Gray, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1902)
- Matilda Joslyn Gage, American activist and author (d. 1898)
- Thomas Spencer Baynes, English philosopher and critic (d. 1887)
- Edmond Becquerel, French physicist and academic (d. 1891)
- Fanny Crosby, American poet and composer (d. 1915)
- Pelagio Antonio de Labastida y Dávalos, Roman Catholic archbishop and Mexican politician who served as regent during the Second Mexican Empire (1863-1864) (d. 1891)
- Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (d. 1837)
- Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (d. 1882)
- Maria Malibran, Spanish-French soprano (d. 1836)
- Egerton Ryerson, Canadian minister, educator, and politician (d. 1882)
- Zulma Carraud, French author (d. 1889)
- John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1878)
- Orest Kiprensky, Russian-Italian painter (d. 1836)
- Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (d. 1835)
- Marcos Portugal, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1830)
- Rufus King, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
- Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
- Thomas Cushing, American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
- John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer (d. 1776)
- Arai Hakuseki, Japanese academic and politician (d. 1725)
- Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1685)
- Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)
- Francis, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, Bishop of Cammin (d. 1620)
- Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist and scholar (d. 1555)
- Ernest, Elector of Saxony, German ruler of Saxony (d. 1486)
- Yue Fei, Chinese military general (d. 1142)
Deaths On This Day
- Jessica Walter, American actress and voice artist (b. 1941)
- Albert Uderzo, French comic book artist (b. 1927)
- Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician and songwriter (b. 1933)
- Joseph Pilato, American film and voice actor (b.1949)
- Lys Assia, Swiss singer and First Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest (b. 1924)
- Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer (b. 1947)
- Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1949)
- Yehuda Avner, English-Israeli diplomat (b. 1928)
- notable deaths of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash: Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German opera singer (b. 1960)
- notable deaths of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash: Maria Radner, German opera singer (b. 1981)
- Oleksandr Muzychko, Ukrainian activist (b. 1962)
- John Rowe Townsend, English author and scholar (b. 1922)
- David A. Trampier, American illustrator (b. 1954)
- Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author (b. 1926)
- Inge Lønning, Norwegian theologian, academic, and politician (b. 1938)
- Gury Marchuk, Russian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1925)
- Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer (b. 1972)
- Mohamed Yousri Salama, Egyptian dentist and politician (b. 1974)
- Francis Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow, English diplomat (b. 1912)
- Paul Callaghan, New Zealand physicist and academic (b. 1947)
- Nick Noble, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
- Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
- Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
- George Kell, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
- Hans Klenk, German racing driver (b. 1919)
- Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian ice hockey player (b. 1975)
- Chalmers Alford, American guitarist (b. 1955)
- Neil Aspinall, Welsh-English record producer and manager (b. 1941)
- Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
- Shripad Narayan Pendse, Indian Marathi novelist (b. 1913)
- Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1926)
- Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian cardinal (b. 1919)
- César Milstein, Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
- Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsledder (b. 1932)
- Muriel Young, English television host and producer (b. 1928)
- Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German politician (b. 1902)
- Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
- Joseph Needham, English historian and academic (b. 1900)
- Albert Arlen, Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (b. 1905)
- John Hersey, American journalist and author (b. 1914)
- John Kerr, Australian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1914)
- Ray Goulding, American comedian and radio host (b. 1922)
- Turhan Feyzioğlu, Turkish academic and politician, 27th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1922)
- Raoul Ubac, French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver (b. 1910)
- Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
- Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1917)
- Park Mok-wol, influential Korean poet and academic (b. 1916)
- Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English field marshal (b. 1887)
- Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Aarhus City Hall (b. 1902)
- Arthur Metcalfe, Australian public servant (b. 1895)
- Alice Guy-Blaché, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1873)
- Jean Goldkette, French-American pianist and bandleader (b. 1899)
- Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer (b. 1884)
- E. T. Whittaker, British mathematician and physicist (b. 1873)
- Mary of Teck (b. 1867)
- Lorna Hodgkinson, Australian educator and educational psychologist (b. 1887)
- James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1865)
- Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1885)
- Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (b. 1892)
- Carl Schuhmann, German gymnast, shot putter, and jumper (b. 1869)
- Orde Wingate, Indian-English general (b. 1903)
- Édouard Branly, French physicist and academic (b. 1844)
- Phan Châu Trinh, Vietnamese activist (b. 1872)
- Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1867)
- Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer (b. 1848)
- Karol Olszewski, Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1846)
- John Millington Synge, Irish playwright and poet (b. 1871)
- Jules Verne, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1828)
- Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
- Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and critic (b. 1837)
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (b. 1807)
- Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1817)
- Antoine-Henri Jomini, French-Russian general (b. 1779)
- Abraham Hume, English floriculturist and Tory politician (b. 1748/49)
- Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux, French lawyer (b. 1753)
- John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer (b. 1693)
- Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1694)
- Pieter de Hooch, Dutch painter (b. 1629)
- Elizabeth Ridgeway, English woman convicted of poisoning her husband
- Samuel Scheidt, German organist and composer (b. 1587)
- Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533)
- Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, Spanish-Portuguese rabbi and author (b. 1488)
- Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1514)
- Edward Stafford, 2nd Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1470)
- Pope Nicholas V (b. 1397)
- James Douglas, 7th Earl of Douglas (b. 1371)
- Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk (b.c. 1320)
- Walter Hilton, English mystic and saint (b. 1340)
- Constance of Castile, claimant to the throne of Castile
- Catherine of Vadstena, Swedish saint (b. 1332)
- Odon de Pins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
- Hugh III of Cyprus (b. 1235)
- Wulfred, archbishop of Canterbury
- Harun al-Rashid, Arab caliph (b. 763)