On This Day in History: March 25
March 25 is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 281 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts man visits two lottery retailers to win $10 million. A Massachusetts lottery player visited a gas station to play the lottery but upon finding that it was closed instead went elsewhere to win a $10.04 million Megabucks Doubler jackpot.
- Powerball to lower jackpot starting point and increases due to plunge in sales. Today the Powerball Product Group announced it is making changes to the multi-state lottery game's jackpot due to sagging sales caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
- Lottery-winning farmer shares potatoes with people in coronavirus isolation. A woman who used her lottery winnings to move to a farm in England supplied free potatoes to people in self-isolation due to COVID-19.
- Lottery bill is likely dead in Alabama legislature. It appears the latest attempt to create an Alabama state lottery will die, killed this time not by special interests but, instead, coronavirus.
- Are repeat Wisconsin Lottery winners playing fair?. Wisconsin Lottery officials won't reveal how they ensure frequent winners aren't scamming the system, and one expert sees suspicious patterns in the state.
- Illinois Lottery's private manager faces 2nd lawsuit alleging fraud. A second lawsuit has been filed accusing the Illinois Lottery's private manager of defrauding players after an investigation found the lottery did not award many of the biggest prizes in its largest instant ticket games.
- Kansas lawmakers considering lottery vending machines. Kansas Lottery players soon might be able to buy tickets from vending machines.
- NH Lottery may increase storeowners' lottery bonus. If someone walks into a New Hampshire corner store and walks away with a $160 million lottery ticket, the store owner's takeaway is capped at $30,000, the lowest such retail lottery cap in the United States.
- Wyoming Lottery looks at offering statewide raffle. While seeking permission last week to add a fourth game for Wyoming lottery players this year, WyoLotto officials were also looking at offering a statewide raffle.
- Maryland may be 1st to hold fantasy sports referendum. Maryland would become the first state to let voters decide whether the popular but controversial phenomenon of Internet fantasy sports betting is fully legal, under a bill now pending in the legislature.
- Washington Mega Millions winner claims $157 million jackpot. A Washington man came forward Thursday to claim the $157 million Mega Millions jackpot from the drawing on March 8.
- State lotteries head to Washington to enforce states' rights on gambling. State Lottery officials from across the United States held meetings with members of Congress today in Washington, D.C., to add their voices to those of state lawmakers advocating for the federal government to continue to support states' authority to establish their own gambling policies.
- Va. store owner sells $3 million lottery ticket to herself. The owner of a Virginia market is $3 million richer after she bought a winning Mega Millions ticket from her own store.
- $338M N.J. Powerball winner says he'll help family. The winner of a $338.3 million Powerball jackpot told several media outlets Monday that his first priority will be helping his family.
- Liquor store in Passaic, NJ, sold winning Powerball ticket. Contrary to rumors swirling in the media and on Web sites this morning, the New Jersey Lottery announced this morning at a press conference that the winning Powerball ticket for Saturday's $338.3 million jackpot was sold at a liquor store in Passaic.
- Illinois Lottery pushes for online expansion. The Illinois Senate could soon decide to increase the number of ways you can play the lottery online.
- Lottery winner penniless after blowing through $10.5 million. Nine years after cashing her $10,569,000.10 check, Canadian lotto winner Sharon Tirabassi is catching the Barton Street bus to her part-time job.
- $2.7 million lottery winner down to his last $10. A jackpot winner recounts how he blew a £1.8 million (US$2.7 million) UK Lotto fortune -- and is now so poor he relies on handouts from his parents.
- Forbes: Tonight's $312M Mega Millions lottery is a sound investment. Whatever strategy you use to control impulsive actions with your investment portfolio -- so long as it's cheap -- is a worthwhile endeavor.
- Louisiana Lottery holds first of five bonus raffle drawings. The Louisiana Lottery's first bonus drawing for its newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, was held Thursday morning.
- Prison terms for lottery ticket attackers. A $5 Bankroll lottery ticket won eastern Henrico County, Virginia, resident Jeff Brownell $1,000 last year but cost him his left eye in a brutal robbery attempt.
- Poll: 58% of N.C. residents tried lottery. Even in Bible-Belt North Carolina, a majority of Tar Heel adults have played the state lottery, according to a study released Tuesday.
- Some lottery millionaires can't wait to return to work. Many of us, if we won big in the lottery, would have one item at or near the top of our to-do list: never work again. But some lottery winners could not fathom the thought of leaving the job they love.
- Millionaire lottery winner goes back to job at McDonald's. But if you visit a particular McDonald's store in Cardiff, Britain, you have a good chance of being served by a millionaire.
- Mass. lottery winner dies in house fire. A New Bedford, Massachusetts, man who lived a modest life even after winning a $5 million lottery jackpot has died in a fire.
- N.C. lawmaker predicts lottery will fail. North Carolina lawmakers are scheduled to vote next week on whether or not North Carolina will have a lottery, and Rep. Mitch Gillespie, R-McDowell, said he expects the lottery will fail.
- California Senator questions Mega Millions lottery plans. The chairman of California's Senate Governmental Organization Committee has asked the Legislature's attorneys whether the Lottery Commission has the constitutional authority to join the multistate Mega Millions game later this year.
- Nevada Lottery Proposal Killed. Nevada may be a gambling state but a Senate panel decided on a 5-2 vote Thursday that a lottery is one game of chance the state can do without.
- Poll: Most Baptists Oppose N.C. Lottery. More than half the respondents to a Baptist web poll want any North Caolina lottery proposal killed in the state legislature.
- Lottery player wins case against deceptive store owner. An Ohio lottery player who spent about $125,000 a year on tickets won his case in court against a store owner who gave some very bad advice.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows to $25 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $25 million, with a cash option of $14.1 million.
- Alleged high-tech roulette scam "easy to set up". An alleged high-tech roulette scam that saw three people walk out of a London casino with £1.3 million recently sounds too implausible even for a movie plot. But a physicist who developed a technology-based system that famously beat the wheel in the 1970s has told New Scientist that in theory it would have been fairly easy to carry out with a little know-how and the right tools.
- Powerball ready to roll today in N.D.. The North Dakota Lottery begins today when Powerball tickets go on sale at 11:15 a.m. CST at almost 400 locations statewide.
- Store clerk arrested, accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets. A North Naples, Florida store clerk was arrested and charged with grand theft in connection with his unlucky gambling spree earlier this month.
- Texas Schools Getting Bonus From Lottery. Texas Lottery officials say that the Texas Lottery has generated over $6 billion for the foundation school fund -- more than a billion dollars a year.
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.$235.4 Million
Mar 27, 2021
- 6.€133 Million
Mar 25, 2011
- 7.$162 Million
Mar 28, 2017
- 8.$150 Million
Mar 25, 2020
- 9.€126.6 Million
Mar 25, 2021
- 10.€119.38 Million
Mar 27, 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.$107 Million
Mar 27, 2020
- 18.$101 Million
Mar 26, 2016
- 19.€88 Million
Mar 27, 2020
- 20.$96 Million
Mar 28, 2006
- 21.$95 Million
Mar 25, 2008
- 22.€75 Million
Mar 31, 2006
- 23.€76.77 Million
Mar 25, 2016
- 24.$81 Million
Mar 25, 2009
- 25.$75 Million
Mar 26, 1999
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Mar 25, 1985
36 years old
Friday, Mar 25, 1983
38 years old
Sunday, Mar 25, 1979
42 years old
Thursday, Mar 25, 1976
45 years old
Saturday, Mar 25, 1972
49 years old
Wednesday, Mar 25, 1970
51 years old
Friday, Mar 25, 1966
55 years old
Thursday, Mar 25, 1965
56 years old
Thursday, Mar 25, 1954
67 years old
Wednesday, Mar 25, 1953
68 years old
Sunday, Mar 25, 1951
70 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
- Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus, following the rigged 2006 Belarusian presidential election, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
- The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
- WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
- The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
- The first fully functional Space Shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
- Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.
- The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
- Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
- United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds.
- The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
- More than 92,000 kulaks are suddenly deported from the Baltic states to Siberia.
- The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
- An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
- The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
- The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
- On the anniversary of Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic.
- The Belarusian People's Republic is established.
- The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
- In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
- Andrey Yushchinsky is murdered in Kiev, leading to the Beilis affair.
- Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington, D.C.
- American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union.
- New Zealand Legislative Council pass the first Militia Act constituting the New Zealand Army.
- Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually begun on 23 February 1821 (Julian calendar).
- Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
- The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger-carrying railway in the world.
- The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom.
- A French fleet anchors nears Fife Ness as part of the planned French invasion of Britain.
- Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
- Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
- Jerome Savage takes out a sub-lease to start the Newington Butts Theatre outside London.
- The Council of Pisa convenes, in an attempt to heal the Western Schism.
- Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scots (Scotland).
- Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah assassinates the eunuch chief minister Barjawan and assumes control of the government.
- Romanos Lekapenos seizes the Boukoleon Palace in Constantinople and becomes regent of the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII.
- Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
- Pope Constantine becomes the 88th pope. He would be the last pope to visit Constantinople until 1967.
- Italian city Venice is founded with the dedication of the first church, that of San Giacomo di Rialto on the islet of Rialto.
Births On This Day
- Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
- Jacob Gagan, Australian rugby league player
- Sam Johnstone, English footballer
- Meg Lanning, Australian women's cricket team captain
- Scott Malone, English footballer
- Mehmet Ekici, Turkish footballer
- Alexander Esswein, German footballer
- Aly Michalka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Scott Sinclair, English footballer
- Big Sean, American rapper, singer and songwriter
- Mitchell Watt, Australian long jumper
- Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player
- Jacob Bagersted, Danish handball player
- Victor Obinna, Nigerian footballer
- Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
- Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player
- Megan Gibson, American softball player
- Kyle Lowry, American basketball player
- Mickey Paea, Australian rugby league player
- Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress
- Diana Rennik, Estonian figure skater
- Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Liam Messam, New Zealand rugby player
- Mickaël Hanany, French high jumper
- Danica Patrick, American race car driver
- Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
- Jenny Slate, American comedian, actress and author
- Casey Neistat, American youtube personality, filmmaker, and entrepreneur
- Kathrine Sørland, Norwegian fashion model and television presenter
- Muriel Hurtis-Houairi, French sprinter
- Gennaro Delvecchio, Italian footballer
- Natalie Clein, English cellist and educator
- Andrew Lindsay, Scottish rower
- Francie Bellew, Irish footballer
- Lars Figura, German sprinter
- Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
- Rima Wakarua, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
- Ladislav Benýšek, Czech ice hockey player
- Melanie Blatt, English singer-songwriter and actress
- Erika Heynatz, Papua New Guinean-Australian model and actress
- Serge Betsen, Cameroonian-French rugby player
- Lark Voorhies, American actress and singer
- Michaela Dorfmeister, Austrian skier
- Anders Fridén, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
- Bob Sura, American basketball player
- Giniel de Villiers, South African race car driver
- Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
- Stacy Dragila, American pole vaulter and coach
- Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Sheryl Swoopes, American basketball player and coach
- Magnus Larsson, Swedish golfer
- George Chlitsios, Greek conductor and composer
- Dale Davis, American basketball player
- Cathy Dennis, English singer-songwriter, record producer and actress
- Jeffrey Walker, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Matthew Barney, American sculptor and photographer
- Doug Stanhope, American comedian and actor
- Debi Thomas, American figure skater and physician
- Tom Glavine, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Humberto Gonzalez, Mexican boxer
- Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
- Anton Rogan, Northern Irish footballer
- Avery Johnson, American basketball player and coach
- Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgarian high jumper
- Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress, producer, and designer
- René Meulensteen, Dutch footballer and coach
- Ken Wregget, Canadian ice hockey player
- Norm Duke, American bowler
- Karen Bruce, English dancer and choreographer
- Velle Kadalipp, Estonian architect
- Andrew O'Connor, British actor, comedian, magician, television presenter and executive producer
- Marcia Cross, American actress
- David Nuttall, English lawyer and politician
- Mark Brooks, American golfer
- Steve Norman, English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
- Peter O'Brien, Australian actor
- Brenda Strong, American actress
- Susie Bright, American journalist, author, and critic
- Lorna Brown, Canadian artist, curator, and writer
- Sisy Chen, Taiwanese journalist and politician
- María Caridad Colón, Cuban javelin thrower and shot putter
- John Ensign, American physician and politician
- Ray Tanner, American baseball player and coach
- Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician, 3rd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure
- Christina Boxer, English runner and journalist
- Jonathan Michie, English economist and academic
- Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian hurdler
- Jim Uhls, American screenwriter and producer
- Daniel Boulud, French chef and author
- Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Thom Loverro, American journalist and author
- Robert Fox, English producer and manager
- Vesna Pusić, Croatian sociologist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia
- Haroon Rasheed, Pakistani cricketer and coach
- Stephen Dorrell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health
- Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician, Mayor of Bogotá
- Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese wrestler (d. 2000)
- Chuck Greenberg, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1995)
- Ronnie McDowell, American singer-songwriter
- David Paquette, American-New Zealander pianist
- Ronnie Flanagan, Northern Irish Chief Constable (Royal Irish Constabulary, Police Service of Northern Ireland)
- Sue Klebold, American activist
- Bonnie Bedelia, American actress
- Michael Stanley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2021)
- Richard Cork, English historian and critic
- Elton John, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
- Cliff Balsom, English footballer
- Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and author (d. 2010)
- Stephen Hunter, American author and critic
- Maurice Krafft, French volcanologist (d. 1991)
- Leila Diniz, Brazilian actress (d. 1972)
- Paul Michael Glaser, American actor and director
- Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2018)
- Richard O'Brien, English actor and screenwriter
- Kim Woodburn, English television host
- Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian sociologist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Education and Research
- Toni Cade Bambara, American author, academic, and activist (d. 1995)
- D. C. Fontana, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2019)
- Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
- Daniel Buren, French sculptor and painter
- Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2020)
- Tom Monaghan, American businessman, founded Domino's Pizza
- Carl Kaufmann, American-German sprinter (d. 2008)
- Gabriel Elorde, Filipino boxer (d. 1985)
- Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
- Bernard King, Australian actor and chef (d. 2002)
- Karlheinz Schreiber, German-Canadian businessman
- Gloria Steinem, American feminist activist, co-founded the Women's Media Center
- Penelope Gilliatt, English novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1993)
- Wes Santee, American runner (d. 2010)
- Humphrey Burton, English radio and television host
- David Burge, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)
- Carlo Mauri, Italian mountaineer and explorer (d. 1982)
- Rudy Minarcin, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Cecil Taylor, American pianist and composer (d. 2018)
- Jim Lovell, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
- Gunnar Nielsen, Danish runner and typographer (d. 1985)
- Hans Steinbrenner, German sculptor (d. 2008)
- P. Shanmugam, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Puducherry (d. 2013)
- Riz Ortolani, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2014)
- László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
- Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet and politician (d. 1999)
- Gene Shalit, American journalist and critic
- Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (d. 1964)
- Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton, English physician and philosopher (d. 2010)
- Kishori Sinha, Indian politician, social activist and advocate (d. 2016)
- Roberts Blossom, American actor (d. 2011)
- Machiko Kyō, Japanese actress (d. 2019)
- Bonnie Guitar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2019)
- Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
- Eileen Ford, American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (d. 2014)
- Nancy Kelly, American actress (d. 1995)
- Simone Signoret, French actress (d. 1985)
- Alexandra of Yugoslavia, the last Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
- Paul Scott, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1978)
- Patrick Troughton, English actor (d. 1987)
- Usha Mehta, Gandhian and freedom fighter of India (d. 2000)
- Howard Cosell, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1995)
- S. M. Pandit, Indian painter and educator (d. 1993)
- Dorothy Squires, Welsh singer (d. 1998)
- Norman Borlaug, American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
- Reo Stakis, Cypriot-Scottish businessman, founded Stakis Hotels (d. 2001)
- Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (d. 2005)
- Jean Vilar, French actor and director (d. 1971)
- Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (d. 2014)
- Benzion Netanyahu, Polish-Israeli historian and academic (d. 2012)
- David Lean, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)
- Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (d. 1994)
- A. J. P. Taylor, English historian and academic (d. 1990)
- Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, German colonel (d. 1944)
- Pete Johnson, American boogie-woogie and jazz pianist (d. 1967)
- Binnie Barnes, English-American actress (d. 1998)
- Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)
- Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Ukrainian-American theologian and scholar (d. 1990)
- Ed Begley, American actor (d. 1970)
- François Rozet, French-Canadian actor (d. 1994)
- Leslie Averill, New Zealand doctor and soldier (d. 1981)
- Siegfried Handloser, German general and physician (d. 1954)
- Johannes Villemson, Estonian runner (d. 1971)
- Jimmy Seed, English international footballer and manager (d. 1966)
- Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1945)
- Patrick Henry Bruce, American painter and educator (d. 1936)
- Mary Webb, English author and poet (d. 1927)
- Amedee Reyburn, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1920)
- František Janda-Suk, Czech discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1955)
- Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
- Irving Baxter, American jumper and pole vaulter (d. 1957)
- Selim Sırrı Tarcan, Turkish educator and politician (d. 1957)
- Rudolf Rocker, German-American author and activist (d. 1958)
- Horatio Nelson Jackson, American race car driver and physician (d. 1955)
- Louis Perrée, French fencer (d. 1924)
- Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (d. 1932)
- Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (d. 1941)
- Arturo Toscanini, Italian-American cellist and conductor (d. 1957)
- Simon Flexner, American physician and academic (d. 1946)
- Myles Keogh, Irish-American colonel (d. 1876)
- Clinton L. Merriam, American banker and politician (d. 1900)
- José de Espronceda, Spanish poet and author (d. 1842)
- Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen, German geologist and academic (d. 1889)
- Caroline Bonaparte, French daughter of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1839)
- Joachim Murat, French general (d. 1815)
- John Barry, American naval officer and father of the American navy (d. 1803)
- Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor and educator (d. 1828)
- Johann Adolph Hasse, German singer and composer (d. 1783)
- Paul de Rapin, French soldier and historian (d. 1725)
- Louis Moréri, French priest and scholar (d. 1680)
- Henric Piccardt, Dutch lawyer (d. 1712)
- Evliya Çelebi, Ottoman Turk traveller and writer (d. 1682)
- Jean de Brébeuf, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)
- Giacomo Castelvetro, Italian writer (d. 1616)
- John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (d. 1622)
- Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587)
- Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1612)
- Guillaume Postel, French linguist (d. 1581)
- Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel (d. 1549)
- Vasili III of Russia (d. 1533)
- Eustochia Smeralda Calafato, Italian saint (d. 1485)
- Thomas Clifford, 8th Baron de Clifford, English noble (d. 1455)
- John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (d. 1444)
- Catherine of Siena, Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (d. 1380)
- Blanche of Lancaster (d. 1369)
- Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
- Arnošt of Pardubice, the first Bohemian archbishop (d. 1364)
- Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
- Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)
Deaths On This Day
- Beverly Cleary, American author (b. 1916)
- Floyd Cardoz, Indian-born American chef (b. 1960)
- Scott Walker, American-born British singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
- Barrie Hole, Welsh footballer (b. 1942)
- Zell Miller, American author and politician (b. 1932)
- Cuthbert Sebastian, St. Kitts and Nevis politician (b. 1921)
- Shannon Bolin, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
- George Fischbeck, American journalist and educator (b. 1922)
- Lorna Arnold, English historian and author (b. 1915)
- Hank Lauricella, American football player and politician (b. 1930)
- Jon Lord, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1956)
- Sonny Ruberto, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)
- Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (b. 1943)
- Ralph Wilson, American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (b. 1918)
- Léonce Bernard, Canadian politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1943)
- Ben Goldfaden, American basketball player and educator (b. 1913)
- Anthony Lewis, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)
- Jean Pickering, English runner and long jumper (b. 1929)
- Jean-Marc Roberts, French author and screenwriter (b. 1954)
- John F. Wiley, American lieutenant, football player, and coach (b. 1920)
- Priscilla Buckley, American journalist and author (b. 1921)
- Hal E. Chester, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
- John Crosfield, English businessman, founded Crosfield Electronics (b. 1915)
- Edd Gould, English animator and voice actor, founded Eddsworld (b. 1988)
- Antonio Tabucchi, Italian author and academic (b. 1943)
- Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
- Kosuke Koyama, Japanese-American theologian and academic (b. 1929)
- Dan Seals, American musician (b. 1948)
- Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu, Turkish politician and member of the Parliament of Turkey (b. 1954)
- Ben Carnevale, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
- Thierry Gilardi, French journalist and sportscaster (b. 1958)
- Abby Mann, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1927)
- Herb Peterson, American businessman, created the McMuffin (b. 1919)
- Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (b. 1951)
- Bob Carlos Clarke, Irish photographer (b. 1950)
- Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
- Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
- Buck Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)
- Paul Henning, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1911)
- Kenneth Wolstenholme, English journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)
- Brian Trubshaw, English cricketer and pilot (b. 1924)
- Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
- Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936)
- Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
- Steven Schiff, American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)
- John Snagge, English journalist (b. 1904)
- James Samuel Coleman, American sociologist and academic (b. 1926)
- John Hugenholtz, Dutch engineer (b. 1914)
- Angelines Fernández, Spanish-Mexican actress (b. 1922)
- Bernard Kangro, Estonian poet and journalist (b. 1910)
- Max Petitpierre, Swiss jurist and politician (b. 1899)
- Nancy Walker, American actress, singer, and director (b. 1922)
- Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop (b. 1905)
- Robert Joffrey, American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the Joffrey Ballet (b. 1930)
- A. W. Mailvaganam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (b. 1906)
- Gloria Blondell, American actress (b. 1910)
- Bob Waterfield, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
- Goodman Ace, American comedian and writer (b. 1899)
- Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and psychologist (b. 1901)
- Walter Susskind, Czech-English conductor and educator (b. 1913)
- Robert Madgwick, Australian colonel and academic (b. 1905)
- Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (b. 1914)
- Josef Albers, German-American painter and educator (b. 1888)
- Benjamin Miessner, American radio engineer and inventor (b. 1890)
- Juan Gaudino, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1893)
- Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian king (b. 1906)
- Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1894)
- Jakob Sildnik, Estonian photographer and director (b. 1883)
- Edward Steichen, Luxembourgian-American photographer, painter, and curator (b. 1879)
- Billy Cotton, English singer, drummer, and bandleader (b. 1899)
- Max Eastman, American poet and activist (b. 1883)
- Viola Liuzzo, American civil rights activist (b. 1925)
- Charles Benjamin Howard, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1885)
- Tom Brown, American trombonist (b. 1888)
- Max Ophüls, German-American director and screenwriter (b. 1902)
- Lou Moore, American race car driver (b. 1904)
- Robert Newton, English actor (b. 1905)
- Eddie Collins, American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)
- William Carr, American rower (b. 1876)
- Harriet Backer, Norwegian painter (b.1845)
- Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1890)
- Ida B. Wells, American journalist and activist (b. 1862)
- Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Palestinian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (b. 1843)
- Claude Debussy, French composer (b. 1862)
- Peter Martin, Australian footballer and soldier (b. 1875)
- Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American academic (b. 1832)
- Frédéric Mistral, French lexicographer and poet, 1904 Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830)
- Durham Stevens, American diplomat (b. 1851)
- Ernst von Bergmann, Latvian-German surgeon and academic (b. 1836)
- Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter and illustrator (b. 1810)
- Edward Bates, American politician and lawyer (b. 1793)
- James Braid, Scottish-English surgeon (b. 1795)
- William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (b. 1783)
- Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (b. 1745)
- Novalis, German poet and author (b. 1772)
- Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harp player and composer (b. 1670)
- Nicholas Hawksmoor, English architect, designed Easton Neston and Christ Church (b. 1661)
- Lucy Filippini, Italian teacher and saint (b. 1672)
- Nehemiah Grew, English anatomist and physiologist (b. 1641)
- Jean Regnault de Segrais, French poet and novelist (b. 1624)
- Wenceslaus Hollar, Czech-English painter and etcher (b. 1607)
- Herman IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg, German nobleman (b. 1607)
- Giambattista Marino, Italian poet and author (b. 1569)
- Johannes Nucius, German composer and theorist (b. 1556)
- Olaus Martini, Swedish archbishop (b. 1557)
- Isabelle de Limeuil, French noble (b. 1535)
- Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1526)
- Marcos de Niza, French friar and explorer (b. 1495)
- Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1398)
- Hosokawa Yoriyuki, Japanese samurai
- Kō no Moronao, Japanese samurai
- Kō no Moroyasu, Japanese samurai
- Alfonso II, king of Portugal (b. 1185)
- Frederick, duke of Bohemia
- Hugh IV, French nobleman
- Kenneth III, king of Scotland
- Nicodemus of Mammola, Italian monk and saint
- Taira no Masakado, Japanese samurai
- Li Kening, Chinese general