On This Day in History: March 29
March 29 is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 277 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Britain's youngest lottery winner banned from driving after drug-fueled car crash. A lottery winner infamous for frittering away her £1.9 million (US$3 million) fortune on drugs, partying, and luxury items was recently involved in a car crash and a police chase that resulted in the loss of her license.
- California lottery closes office after Sacramento employee tests positive for coronavirus. The California Lottery has closed its Sacramento office to employees after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a staff email the lottery sent on Friday night.
- Oklahoma couple surprises clerk with portion of lottery winnings. A couple that recently won a $50,000 Powerball lottery prize surprised the clerk that sold them the ticket with a portion of their winnings.
- Teen buys first lottery ticket on her 18th birthday and wins $1,000 a week for life. On her 18th birthday earlier this month, a Canadian teenager bought a bottle of sparkling wine and a $4 scratch lottery ticket at a nearby convenience store in Quebec — and, just like that, her future was off to a very nice start.
- Massachusetts Lottery battling to stay viable against online gambling. As a Massachusetts commission looking into online gaming and online gambling presses ahead in its study of ways to regulate and possibly make money from the developing industries, the state's lottery is concerned that it could be left behind.
- Taxpayers pay millions in bonuses to outgoing lottery firm's staff. Illinois taxpayers have funded about $2 million in "retention" bonuses for employees of a private firm managing the lottery despite the firm performing so poorly Illinois is working to replace it.
- Man having 'worst day' wins $2 million in Michigan Lottery. A Saginaw County man was not having a good day, but winning $2 million in a Michigan Lottery scratch-off game can change that around pretty fast.
- Florida lottery tickets could soon come with warning label. Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way.
- Florida woman who lost $1 million lottery trial files for bankruptcy. The former Seminole County school teacher who last month lost a big chunk of a $1 million Florida Lottery jackpot to her former boyfriend, who had sued her for failing to share, has filed for bankruptcy.
- 7 arrested in Georgia Lottery winner's murder. Seven people were charged Monday in the shooting death of a lottery winner more than two months ago.
- $338 million NJ Powerball winner a deadbeat dad?. Authorities say a New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot on Monday is subject to potential arrest for owing about $29,000 in child support.
- $540 MILLION: Mega Millions buying frenzy sparks another jackpot increase. The United States -- perhaps the world -- has never witnessed a lottery-buying frenzy like we are seeing this week.
- $319M Mega Millions lottery ticket redeemed. The single largest winning lottery ticket ever sold in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has been claimed, a New York Lottery spokeswoman said Tuesday.
- Winning lottery ticket worth $30,000 found in church collection plate. A struggling Baltimore parish received a surprising donation two Sundays ago, when a Maryland Lottery Cash Craze Crossword scratch-off ticket worth $30,000 arrived in the collection plate.
- Hitting the jackpot: Rebecca Hargrove's winning strategy. You may not have heard of Rebecca Paul Hargrove, but in the lottery world, she's a celebrity.
- Grandma's lottery ticket detour pays off. Seventy-three-year-old Margie Coy, who lives -- appropriately -- in Windfall, Ind., a dot on the map southeast of Kokomo, breezed into Kentucky last weekend, obtained two lottery tickets and ended up winning $1,000 a week for the rest of her life.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches $117 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has climbed again past the $100 million mark.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $63 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $63 million Saturday.
- Powerball Reaches $31 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $31 million, with a cash option of $17.6 million.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $6 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Clerk admits stealing winning lottery ticket from student. A former gas station clerk has admitted stealing a winning lottery ticket worth $20,000 from a college student, telling her it was only worth $100.
- Tennessee lottery sends record number of students to college. Tennessee's new lottery scholarships are driving the largest college freshman class in state history. Without the scholarships, many high school seniors wouldn't have a chance to attend college.
- North Dakota Lottery a model of efficiency. As a business with a limited number of potential customers in a sparsely populated territory, North Dakota's state lottery office has been concentrating on ways to keep its expenses down.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$656 Million
Mar 30, 2012
- 2.$533 Million
Mar 30, 2018
- 3.$174 Million
Mar 31, 2017
- 4.$170 Million
Apr 1, 2020
- 5.€130 Million
Mar 29, 2013
- 6.$153 Million
Mar 30, 2011
- 7.$152 Million
Mar 30, 2021
- 8.€128.82 Million
Mar 30, 2021
- 9.€120.52 Million
Mar 29, 2018
- 10.€125 Million
Mar 30, 2021
- 11.€127.98 Million
Mar 30, 2019
- 12.$135 Million
Mar 29, 2006
- 12.$135 Million
Apr 1, 2008
- 14.$117 Million
Mar 31, 2006
- 15.$116 Million
Mar 30, 2016
- 16.$113 Million
Mar 31, 2020
- 17.$109 Million
Apr 1, 2009
- 18.$102 Million
Mar 30, 1999
- 19.€90 Million
Apr 3, 2020
- 20.CA$125 Million
Apr 2, 2004
- 21.€75 Million
Mar 31, 2006
- 22.$81 Million
Mar 31, 2010
- 23.€73 Million
Mar 31, 2015
- 24.€57.28 Million
Apr 4, 2014
- 25.$77 Million
Apr 4, 1997
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Mar 29, 1983
38 years old
Thursday, Mar 29, 1979
42 years old
Tuesday, Mar 29, 1977
44 years old
Monday, Mar 29, 1976
45 years old
Saturday, Mar 29, 1975
46 years old
Friday, Mar 29, 1968
53 years old
Friday, Mar 29, 1968
53 years old
Friday, Mar 29, 1957
64 years old
Friday, Mar 29, 1957
64 years old
Saturday, Mar 29, 1952
69 years old
Saturday, Mar 29, 1952
69 years old
Tuesday, Mar 29, 1949
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Prime Minister Theresa May invokes Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, formally beginning the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
- The first same-sex marriages in England and Wales are performed.
- At least 36 people are killed when a 16-floor building collapses in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
- Two suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.
- Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
- In reaction to the Passover massacre two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the dot-com bubble.
- A magnitude 6.8 earthquake in India strikes the Chamoli district in Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
- Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
- The Czechoslovak parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.
- The Baltimore Colts load its possessions onto fifteen Mayflower moving trucks in the early morning hours and transfer its operations to Indianapolis.
- The Canada Act 1982 receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
- NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first space probe to fly by Mercury.
- Terracotta Army was discovered in Shaanxi province, China.
- Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
- Operation Barrel Roll, a covert American bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
- My Lai Massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
- Arturo Frondizi, the president of Argentina, is overthrown in a military coup by Argentina's armed forces, ending an 11⁄2 day constitutional crisis.
- The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
- The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
- Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
- Malagasy Uprising against French colonial rule in Madagascar.
- Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.
- World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
- World War II: The German 4th Army is almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.
- The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
- The North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
- World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
- The 1936 German parliamentary election and referendum seeks approval for the recent remilitarization of the Rhineland.
- Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
- Sunbeam 1000hp breaks the land speed record at Daytona Beach, Florida.
- The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
- John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta.
- The Knights of Columbus is established.
- Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
- Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
- Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes Canada on July 1.
- American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
- Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry mutinies against the East India Company's rule in India and inspires the protracted Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
- The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
- Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
- Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
- King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
- Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
- King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
- Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
- The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
- Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.
- Battle of Towton: Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England, bringing a temporary stop to the Wars of the Roses.
- The Ottoman Empire under Murad II captures Thessalonica from the Republic of Venice.
- Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
Births On This Day
- Thorgan Hazard, Belgian footballer
- Irene, South Korean idol, actress and television host
- Fabio Borini, Italian footballer
- N'Golo Kanté, French footballer
- Carlos Peña, Mexican footballer
- Teemu Pukki, Finnish footballer
- Lyle Taylor, English footballer
- James Tomkins, English footballer
- Esther Cremer, German runner
- Jesús Molina, Mexican footballer
- Jürgen Zopp, Estonian tennis player
- Gianluca Freddi, Italian footballer
- Dimitri Payet, French footballer
- Romain Hamouma, French footballer
- Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer
- Ivan Ukhov, Russian high jumper
- Fernando Amorebieta, Venezuelan international footballer
- Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mickey Pimentel, American football player
- Juan Mónaco, Argentinian tennis player
- Darius Draudvila, Lithuanian decathlete
- Jēkabs Rēdlihs, Latvian ice hockey player
- Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
- Bill Demong, American skier
- Bruno Silva, Uruguayan footballer
- Aaron Persico, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
- Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
- Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
- Miguel Gómez, Colombian-American photographer and educator
- Marc Overmars, Dutch footballer and coach
- Sebastiano Siviglia, Italian footballer
- Steve Smith, English high jumper
- Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer
- Piet-Hein Geeris, Dutch field hockey player
- Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
- Priti Patel, British Indian politician, Secretary of State for the Home Department
- Robert Gibbs, American political adviser, 28th White House Press Secretary
- Lara Logan, South African television and radio journalist and war correspondent
- Hidetoshi Nishijima, Japanese actor
- Kim Batten, American hurdler
- Shinichi Mochizuki, Japanese mathematician
- Jimmy Spencer, American football player and coach
- Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress
- Ainars Bagatskis, Latvian basketball player and coach
- Michel Hazanavicius, French director, producer, and screenwriter
- Brian Jordan, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Krasimir Balakov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
- Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch politician
- Eric Gunderson, American baseball player
- Sigrid Kirchmann, Austrian high jumper
- Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 2005)
- William Oefelein, American commander, pilot, and astronaut
- Voula Patoulidou, Greek hurdler, long jumper, and politician
- Catherine Cortez Masto, American attorney and politician
- Jill Goodacre, American model and actress
- Elle Macpherson, Australian model and actress
- Ming Tsai, American chef and television host
- Billy Beane, American baseball player and manager
- Ted Failon, Filipino journalist and politician
- Kirk Triplett, American golfer
- Gary Brabham, English-Australian race car driver
- Mike Kingery, American baseball player
- Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
- Michael Winterbottom, English director and producer
- Wayne Pearce, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
- Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer
- Perry Farrell, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Brad McCrimmon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)
- Pedro Bial, Brazilian journalist and producer
- Travis Childers, American businessman and politician
- Nouriel Roubini, Turkish-American economist and academic
- Victor Salva, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Marc Silvestri, American publisher, founded Top Cow Productions
- Elizabeth Hand, American author
- Christopher Lambert, American-born French actor
- Patty Donahue, American singer (d. 1996)
- Earl Campbell, American football player
- Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
- Marina Sirtis, British-American actress
- Tõnis Palts, Estonian politician, 39th Mayor of Tallinn
- Rainer Bonhof, German footballer
- Russell Fairfax, Australian rugby player and coach
- John Hendricks, American businessman, founded Discovery Communications
- Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer and engineer (d. 2012)
- William Clarke, American harmonica player (d. 1996)
- Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricketer
- Tina Monzon-Palma, Filipino journalist
- Michael Brecker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2007)
- Dave Greenfield, English musician (d. 2020)
- Pauline Marois, Canadian social worker and politician, 30th Premier of Quebec
- Keith Simpson, English historian and politician
- Bud Cort, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Piet Souer, Dutch record producer, songwriter and arranger
- Inge Bödding, German sprinter
- Robert Gordon, American singer and actor
- Bobby Kimball, American singer-songwriter
- Billy Thorpe, English-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2007)
- Segun Bucknor, Nigerian musician and journalist (d. 2017)
- Walt Frazier, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Speedy Keen, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2002)
- Terry Jacks, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Denny McLain, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Lynne Segal, Australian-British feminist academic and activist
- Vangelis, Greek keyboard player and songwriter
- Chad Allan, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Eric Idle, English actor and comedian
- John Major, English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Bob Lurtsema, American football player
- Scott Wilson, American actor (d. 2018)
- Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
- Ray Davis, American bass singer (d. 2005)
- Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter
- John Suchet, English journalist and game show host
- Roland Arnall, French-American businessman and diplomat, 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 2008)
- Terence Hill, Italian actor, director, and producer
- Hanumant Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 2006)
- Bert de Vries, Dutch politician
- Roberto Chabet, Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 2013)
- Smarck Michel, Haitian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (d. 2012)
- Gordon Milne, English footballer
- Richard Rodney Bennett, English-American composer and educator (d. 2012)
- Mogens Camre, Danish politician (d. 2016)
- John A. Durkin, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
- Judith Guest, American author and screenwriter
- Joseph P. Teasdale, American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Missouri (d. 2014)
- Shahryar Khan, Indian-Pakistani politician and diplomat, 20th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
- Jacques Brault, Canadian poet and academic
- Ștefan Andrei, Romanian politician, 87th Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)
- Sopubek Begaliev, Kyrgyzstani economist and politician (d. 2002)
- Aleksei Gubarev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2015)
- Norman Tebbit, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
- Anerood Jugnauth, Mauritian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Mauritius
- Sheila Kitzinger, English activist, author, and academic (d. 2015)
- Richard Lewontin, American biologist, geneticist, and academic
- Lennart Meri, Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (d. 2006)
- Utpal Dutt, Indian Bengali actor, director and playwright (d. 1993)
- Romesh Bhandari, Pakistani-Indian politician, 13th Foreign Secretary of India (d. 2013)
- Keith Botsford, Belgian-American journalist, author, and academic (d. 2018)
- Vincent Gigante, American boxer and mobster (d. 2005)
- John McLaughlin, American journalist and producer (d. 2016)
- John Vane, English pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
- Moshe Sanbar, Hungarian-Israeli banker and economist (d. 2012)
- Geoff Duke, English-Manx motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
- Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (d. 2012)
- Bob Haymes, American singer-songwriter, and actor (d. 1989)
- Sam Loxton, Australian cricketer, footballer, and politician (d. 2011)
- John M. Belk, American businessman and politician (d. 2007)
- Clarke Fraser, American-Canadian geneticist and academic (d. 2014)
- Pierre Moinot, French author (d. 2007)
- Theodore Trautwein, American lawyer and judge (d. 2000)
- Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
- Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
- Lê Văn Thiêm, Vietnamese mathematician and academic (d. 1991)
- Sam Walton, American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)
- Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (d. 2008)
- Peter Geach, English philosopher and academic (d. 2013)
- Eugene McCarthy, American poet and politician (d. 2005)
- Phil Foster, American actor (d. 1985)
- Chapman Pincher, Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (d. 2014)
- Hanna Reitsch, German soldier and pilot (d. 1979)
- Moon Mullican, American country and western singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1967)
- Arthur O'Connell, American actor (d. 1981)
- Dennis O'Keefe, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)
- Braguinha, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2006)
- James Bausch, American decathlete and football player (d. 1974)
- Douglas Harkness, Canadian colonel and politician, 14th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1999)
- Marcel Aymé, French author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1967)
- Don Miller, American football player and coach (d. 1979)
- William Walton, English composer (d. 1983)
- Bill Aston, English race car driver (d. 1974)
- John McEwen, Australian farmer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
- Lavrentiy Beria, Georgian-Russian general and politician (d. 1953)
- Wilhelm Ackermann, German mathematician (d. 1962)
- Ernst Jünger, German philosopher and author (d. 1998)
- Astrid Holm, Danish actress (d. 1961)
- József Mindszenty, Hungarian cardinal (d. 1975)
- Yvan Goll, French-German poet and playwright (d. 1950)
- Alfred Neubauer, Austrian race car driver and manager (d. 1980)
- Bert Bliss, English international footballer (d. 1968)
- Warner Baxter, American actor (d. 1951)
- Howard Lindsay, American producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor (d. 1968)
- Enea Bossi, Sr., Italian-American engineer, designed the Budd BB-1 Pioneer and Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante (d. 1963)
- Dezső Kosztolányi, Hungarian author and poet (d. 1936)
- Ed Archibald, Canadian pole vaulter (d. 1965)
- Friedrich Traun, German sprinter and tennis player (d. 1908)
- Lou Henry Hoover, American wife of Herbert Hoover, 33rd First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)
- Tullio Levi-Civita, Jewish-Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
- Hal Colebatch, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1953)
- Tom Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1939)
- Pavlos Melas, French-Greek captain (d. 1904)
- Aleš Hrdlička, Czech-American anthropologist and scholar (d. 1943)
- Sir Edwin Lutyens, British architect (d. 1944)
- Cy Young, American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)
- Walter James, Australian politician, 5th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1943)
- Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (d. 1947)
- Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist and politician (d. 1900)
- Ludwig Büchner, German physiologist, physician, and philosopher (d. 1899)
- 10th Dalai Lama (d. 1837)
- Johann Moritz Rugendas, German landscape painter of Spanish America (d. 1858)
- Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1869)
- John Tyler, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
- Jørgen Jørgensen, Danish adventurer (d. 1841)
- Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (d. 1851)
- Johann Wilhelm Hässler, German pianist and composer (d. 1822)
- Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (d. 1787)
- John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
- Alexis of Russia, Tsar of Russia (d. 1676)
- Edward Digges, English barrister and colonist
- John Lightfoot, English priest, scholar, and academic (d. 1675)
- Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (d. 1648)
- Santorio Santorio, Italian biologist (d. 1636)
- Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1614)
- Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal (d. 1561)
- Marie d'Alençon, French princess (d. 1417)
- Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (d. 1203)
- Sokkate, king of the Pagan dynasty of Burma (d. 1044)
Deaths On This Day
- Agnès Varda, French film director (b. 1928)
- Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist (b. 1928)
- Patty Duke, American actress (b. 1946)
- William Delafield Cook, Australian-English painter (b. 1926)
- Gerry Hardstaff, English cricketer (b. 1940)
- Marc Platt, American actor and dancer (b. 1913)
- Ruth A. M. Schmidt, American geologist and paleontologist (b. 1916)
- Reginald Gray, Irish-French painter (b. 1930)
- Brian Huggins, English-Canadian journalist and actor (b. 1931)
- Liu Kang, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1961)
- Ralph Klein, Canadian journalist and politician, 12th Premier of Alberta (b. 1942)
- Art Phillips, Canadian businessman and politician, 32nd Mayor of Vancouver (b. 1930)
- Pap Cheyassin Secka, Gambian lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
- Bill Jenkins, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)
- Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)
- Iakovos Kambanellis, Greek author, poet, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Vladimir Fedotov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1943)
- Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b. 1975)
- Larry L'Estrange, English rugby player and soldier (b. 1934)
- Salvador Elizondo, Mexican author and poet (b. 1932)
- Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet and author (b. 1919)
- Lise de Baissac, Mauritian-born SOE agent, war hero (b. 1905)
- Joel Feinberg, American philosopher and academic (b. 1926)
- Carlo Urbani, Italian physician and microbiologist (b. 1956)
- Helge Ingstad, Norwegian lawyer, academic, and explorer (b. 1899)
- John Lewis, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)
- Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1915)
- Joe Williams, American jazz singer (b. 1918)
- Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt, German footballer and coach (b. 1935)
- Frank Daniel, Czech-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)
- Mort Meskin, American illustrator (b. 1916)
- Terry Moore, American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)
- Bill Travers, English actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Paul Henreid, American actor (b. 1908)
- Guy Bourdin, French photographer (b. 1928)
- Maurice Blackburn, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1914)
- Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player and coach (b. 1924)
- Luther Terry, American physician and academic, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
- Walter Hallstein, German academic and politician, 1st President of the European Commission (b. 1901)
- Carl Orff, German composer and educator (b. 1895)
- Nathan Farragut Twining, American general (b. 1897)
- Eric Williams, Trinidadian historian and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
- Mantovani, Italian-English conductor and composer (b. 1905)
- J. Arthur Rank, English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (b. 1888)
- Dhirendranath Datta, Pakistani lawyer and politician (b. 1886)
- Anna Louise Strong, American journalist and author (b. 1885)
- Gaspard Fauteux, Canadian dentist and politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1898)
- August Rei, Estonian soldier, journalist, and politician, 12th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1886)
- Barthélemy Boganda, African priest and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1910)
- Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish novelist (b. 1888)
- Harry Price, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1881)
- Alexander Obolensky, Russian-English rugby player and soldier (b. 1916)
- Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1882)
- Otto Hermann Kahn, German-American banker and philanthropist (b. 1867)
- Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer and conductor (b. 1852)
- Henry Robertson Bowers, Scottish lieutenant and explorer (b. 1883)
- Robert Falcon Scott, English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1868)
- Edward Adrian Wilson, English physician and explorer (b. 1872)
- Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (b. 1837)
- Slava Raškaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
- William Plankinton, American businessman, industrialist and banker (b. 1843)
- Cyrus K. Holliday, American businessman (b. 1826)
- John Plankinton, American businessman and industrialist, also noted for philanthropy (b. 1820)
- Georges Seurat, French painter (b. 1859)
- Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer (b. 1813)
- Inazuma Raigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 7th Yokozuna (b. 1802)
- Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian priest and physicist (b. 1797)
- Henri Druey, Swiss politician, 2nd President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1799)
- John Jacob Astor, German-American businessman (b. 1763)
- Cornelio Saavedra, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1759)
- Johann Heinrich Voss, German poet, translator, and academic (b. 1751)
- Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian librarian and diplomat (b. 1733)
- Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French general and engineer (b. 1714)
- Gustav III of Sweden (b. 1746)
- Charles Wesley, English missionary and poet (b. 1707)
- Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish astronomer, philosopher, and theologian (b. 1688)
- Thomas Coram, English captain and philanthropist, founded Foundling Hospital (b. 1668)
- George Frederick II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, (b. 1678)
- Nicolaus Bruhns, Danish-German organist, violinist, and composer (b. 1665)
- Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch painter and engraver (b. 1565)
- Tobias Matthew, English archbishop and academic (b. 1546)
- Louis I, Cardinal of Guise (b. 1527)
- Arthur Champernowne, English admiral and politician (b. 1524)
- Matthew Palaiologos Asen, Byzantine aristocrat and official
- Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1421)
- Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles
- Emperor Go-Murakami of Japan (b. 1328)
- Ottokar I of Styria, German noble
- Pope Stephen IX (b. 1020)
- Gwynllyw, Welsh king and religious figure
- AD 57
- Emperor Guangwu of Han (b. 5 BC)
- 87 BC
- Emperor Wu of Han of China (b. 157 BC)