On This Day in History: March 30
March 30 is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 276 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Liquor, cannabis, lottery: Are our vices essential services in face of COVID-19?. In a series of executive orders, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has increasingly forced businesses to close their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, but there are three notable exceptions: Liquor, cannabis, and lottery tickets.
- $521 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised due to surging sales. A rush of ticket sales for the half-billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing to $521 million.
- Mississippi lawmakers take first steps to create state lottery. It's time to give the people what they want and they want a lottery, one Mississippi lawmaker said Tuesday on the House floor.
- $640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA!. Even the state lotteries offering Mega Millions did not imagine a jackpot this large.
- Mega Millions fever sweeps nation as jackpot hits $540 million. Waiting with anticipation for that big drawing tonight? Here's a news story and some videos to help pass the time and keep those dreams alive.
- Illinois picks right week to start selling tickets online. With a record $540 million Mega Millions jackpot in play, Illinois picked the right week to become the first state in the nation to sell lottery tickets online.
- Lottery scam victim, 78, becomes scammer, swindles friends. A 78-year-old retiree is accused by police of duping friends, neighbors and even her pastor out of more than $1 million.
- St. Louis man wins $24,000 playing Pick 4. A Missouri lottery player purchased multiple Pick 4 tickets with the same number, and matched the winning numbers exactly.
- Sting nabs Minnesota lottery clerks stealing winning tickets. Five Twin Cities convenience store employees and three accomplices are facing lottery fraud charges after they were caught by undercover investigators allegedly trying to cash in winning lottery tickets for themselves.
- Nevada lottery plan approved by committee. A Nevada Assembly panel voted Thursday to back a plan for a lottery in the nation's No. 1 gambling state, despite arguments that it would compete with slot machines and other games of chance.
- Mass. Lottery proposes changes to Megabucks game. For devotees of Megabucks, the odds of winning may soon be getting longer under a proposal to update the 27-year-old jackpot game.
- Oklahoma Lottery bracing for loss of Arkansas dollars. Oklahoma will lose $10 million to $12 million in sales the first year when Arkansas begins its lottery games, an official said.
- N.M. Gov. signs bill to extend lottery scholarships. A bill signed by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Thursday is designed to extend the life of the lottery scholarship fund, which has been projected to run out of money in the next few years.
- N.C. Lottery celebrating 1st birthday. Now a year old, the North Carolina Education Lottery is meeting its goal of keeping residents from crossing the border to buy tickets -- but failing to reach financial expectations initially touted by lawmakers and Gov. Mike Easley.
- Ontario Lottery players don't know who to trust. With widespread corruption -- or at least permissiveness of corruption -- coming to light in Ontario, lottery players don't know who to turn to when there is a problem.
- Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $152 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $152 million, with a cash option of $71.8 million.
- NY woman is Red Hot millionaire. A single mother from Le Roy, New York, has won a fortune.
- Mass. House to Lift Lottery Aid Cap. Massachusetts State Representative Daniel E. Bosley (D-North Adams) today announced that the upcoming House Ways and Means budget will lift the cap on Lottery aid and send the highest levels of local aid to cities and towns in the Commonwealth's history.
- Penn. woman sues for share of winning lottery ticket. A New Salem woman wants a Fayette County judge to stop her former roommate from cashing a $1 million winning instant lottery ticket because she believes the money should be shared.
- N.C. lottery begins with winners, losers -- and some glitches. North Carolina Board of Education chairman Howard Lee bought the ceremonial first tickets in Raleigh at dawn, making North Carolina the 42nd state with a lottery.
- N.C. Lottery begins today. After years of watching players take their millionaire dreams -- and spending money -- across state borders, North Carolinians will start playing their own lottery today.
- Workers indicted in lottery scandal. Two former employees of an Exxon store in Gordonsville, Virginia have been indicted on charges of embezzling $14,000 in Virginia lottery tickets.
- Oklahoma Lottery Commission Seeking Executive Director. Lottery experts from Tennessee and New Mexico offered their advice Tuesday to members of the newly formed Oklahoma Lottery Commission, as it searches for an executive director to head the new statewide lottery.
- One ticket wins $718,000 Ohio Rolling Cash 5 jackpot. One Rolling Cash 5 game ticket had the right combination for the drawing Tuesday, and it's worth the Ohio Lottery game's jackpot of $718,000.
- N.C. Lottery committe selected and moving quickly. House Speaker Jim Black chose his top lieutenant Monday to lead a special committee whose mission is to fashion an education lottery bill on which the full chamber can vote.
- Kentucky Lottery starts new 'Double Up Cash' game this weekend. The Kentucky Lottery will begin selling tickets Sunday for a new computerized game, Double Up Cash, that offers players a chance to double nonjackpot prizes if they correctly pick "heads" or "tails."
- Player wins UK Lottery jackpot buying ticket online. Camelot, the company that operates the UK National Lottery, is trumpeting its first online lotto millionaire.
- UK National Lottery plans iTV and mobile services. UK National Lottery operator Camelot revealed today that it plans to launch the lottery on interactive TV this spring, followed by a mobile service later in the year.
- Visible numbers end sales of Louisiana Lottery scratch-off games. The Louisiana Lottery Corp. has stopped sales of three scratch-off games because numbers supposed to be hidden could be read without scratching off anything.
- Ohio man becomes an instant millionaire. A Grafton, Ohio man instantly turned a $5 investment into $1 million at an Ohio gas station and convenience store on Sunday morning.
- UK National Lottery freebies mark anniversary. Free tickets for the cinema and tourist attractions being given away by Camelot to celebrate the UK National Lottery's tenth anniversary.
- Tenn. stores to receive $25,000 for selling Powerball jackpot ticket. A Tennessee retailer who sells a Powerball ticket that nets the multimillion-dollar grand prize will receive a reward of $25,000.
- Iowa woman pleads innocent in Powerball lottery theft. A Fonda, Iowa, woman has pleaded innocent to theft for allegedly claiming a $100,000 lottery prize after several people had pooled money to buy tickets.
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.$153 Million
Mar 30, 2011
- 6.$152 Million
Apr 1, 2006
- 7.€122.14 Million
Mar 31, 2018
- 8.€127.98 Million
Mar 30, 2019
- 9.$135 Million
Apr 1, 2008
- 10.$117 Million
Mar 31, 2006
- 11.$116 Million
Mar 30, 2016
- 12.$113 Million
Mar 31, 2020
- 13.$109 Million
Apr 1, 2009
- 14.$102 Million
Mar 30, 1999
- 15.€90 Million
Apr 3, 2020
- 16.CA$125 Million
Apr 2, 2004
- 17.$92 Million
Apr 2, 2002
- 18.€75 Million
Mar 31, 2006
- 19.$88 Million
Apr 2, 2019
- 20.$81 Million
Mar 31, 2010
- 21.€73 Million
Mar 31, 2015
- 22.€57.28 Million
Apr 4, 2014
- 23.$77 Million
Apr 4, 1997
- 24.$75 Million
Apr 1, 2005
- 25.$74 Million
Mar 30, 2007
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
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Sunday, Mar 30, 1986
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Friday, Mar 30, 1984
36 years old
Saturday, Mar 30, 1974
46 years old
Wednesday, Mar 30, 1966
54 years old
Friday, Mar 30, 1962
58 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- SpaceX conducts the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket.
- Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
- Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
- U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; three others are wounded in the same incident.
- Airey Neave, a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: in the first organized response against Israeli policies by a Palestinian collective since 1948, Palestinians create the first Land Day.
- Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
- Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the United States Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
- The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
- Cold War: A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
- World War II: Soviet forces invade Austria and capture Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Danzig.
- World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.
- Out of 795 Lancasters, Halifaxes and Mosquitos sent to attack Nuremberg, 95 bombers do not return, making it the largest RAF Bomber Command loss of the war.
- Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.
- The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745 km/h).
- Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.
- Sultan Abd al-Hafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
- German Society of Chemistry issues an invitation to other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to the International Committee on Atomic Weights.
- The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the Russian and British Empire.
- Texas is readmitted to the United States Congress following Reconstruction.
- Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
- Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
- Discovery of the chemical elements: Sir William Crookes announces his discovery of thallium.
- The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
- Origins of the American Civil War: "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
- One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
- Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
- The National Bank of Greece is founded in Athens.
- The Florida Territory is created in the United States.
- Physicist Augustin Fresnel reads a memoir on optical rotation to the French Academy of Sciences, reporting that when polarized light is "depolarized" by a Fresnel rhomb, its properties are preserved in any subsequent passage through an optically-rotating crystal or liquid.
- Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian unification.
- Guru Gobind Singh establishes the Khalsa in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.
- Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
- The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
- Balkan Campaign: The Avars lift the siege at the Byzantine stronghold of Tomis. Their leader Bayan I retreats north of the Danube River after the Avaro-Slavic hordes are decimated by the plague.
Births On This Day
- Colton Herta, American race car driver
- Kalyn Ponga, Australian rugby league player
- Jetro Willems, Dutch footballer
- Anitta, Brazilian singer and entertainer
- Palak Muchhal, Indian playback singer
- Michal Březina, Czech figure skater
- Chris Sale, American baseball player
- João Sousa, Portuguese tennis player
- Will Matthews, Australian rugby league player
- Thanasis Papazoglou, Greek footballer
- Richard Sherman, American football player
- Larisa Yurkiw, Canadian alpine skier
- Trent Barreta, American wrestler
- Calum Elliot, Scottish footballer
- Kwok Kin Pong, Hong Kong footballer
- Marc-Édouard Vlasic, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer
- Giacomo Ricci, Italian racing driver
- Mario Ančić, Croatian tennis player
- Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
- Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer
- Mark Hudson, English footballer
- Philippe Mexès, French footballer
- Javier Portillo, Spanish footballer
- Jason Dohring, American actor
- Jammal Brown, American football player
- Andrea Masi, Italian rugby player
- Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
- Norah Jones, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Ukrainian footballer
- Paweł Czapiewski, Polish runner
- Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach
- Bok van Blerk, South African singer-songwriter and actor
- Abhishek Chaubey, Indian director and screenwriter
- Ty Conklin, American ice hockey player
- Obadele Thompson, Barbadian sprinter
- Troels Lund Poulsen, Danish politician, Minister for Education of Denmark
- Paul Griffen, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
- Martin Love, Australian cricketer
- Adam Goldstein, American keyboard player, DJ, and producer (d. 2009)
- Jan Koller, Czech footballer
- Kareem Streete-Thompson, Caymanian-American long jumper
- Mili Avital, Israeli-American actress
- Emerson Thome, Brazilian footballer and scout
- Karel Poborský, Czech footballer
- Mari Holden, American cyclist
- Mark Consuelos, American actor and television personality
- Tobias Hill, English poet and author
- Sylvain Charlebois, Canadian food/agriculture researcher, author
- Troy Bayliss, Australian motorcycle racer
- Celine Dion, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Christopher Bowman, American figure skater and coach (d. 2008)
- Richard Hutten, Dutch furniture designer
- Julie Richardson, New Zealand tennis player
- Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess player and author
- Dmitry Volkov, Russian swimmer
- Leonid Voloshin, Russian triple jumper
- Piers Morgan, English journalist and talk show host
- Vlado Bozinovski, Macedonian-Australian footballer and manager
- Tracy Chapman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Mongolian journalist and politician, 4th President of Mongolia
- Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
- Panagiotis Tsalouchidis, Greek footballer
- Mark Begich, American politician
- MC Hammer, American rapper and actor
- Mike Thackwell, New Zealand racing driver
- Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 1999)
- Laurie Graham, Canadian skier
- Bill Johnson, American skier (d. 2016)
- Martina Cole, English television host and author
- Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor and stand-up comedian
- Joey Sindelar, American golfer
- Marie-Christine Koundja, Chadian author and diplomat
- Paul Reiser, American actor and comedian
- Bill Butler, Scottish educator and politician
- Juanito Oiarzabal, Spanish mountaineer
- Shahla Sherkat, Iranian journalist and author
- Randy VanWarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)
- Stuart Dryburgh, English-New Zealand cinematographer
- Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
- Janet Browne, English-American historian and academic
- Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor
- Grady Little, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Warren Snowdon, Australian educator and politician, 39th Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs
- Liza Frulla, Canadian talk show host and politician, 3rd Minister of Canadian Heritage
- Dana Gillespie, English singer-songwriter and actress
- Naomi Sims, American model and author (d. 2009)
- Nigel Jones, Baron Jones of Cheltenham, English computer programmer and politician
- Eddie Jordan, Irish racing driver and team owner, founded Jordan Grand Prix
- Mervyn King, English economist and academic
- Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
- Dick Roche, Irish politician, Minister of State for European Affairs
- Terje Venaas, Norwegian bassist
- Eric Clapton, English guitarist and singer-songwriter
- Mark Wylea Erwin, American businessman and diplomat
- Brian Wilshire, Australian radio host
- Jay Traynor, American pop and doo-wop singer (d. 2014)
- Ruben Kun, Nauruan lawyer and politician, 14th President of Nauru (d. 2014)
- Tane Norton, New Zealand rugby player
- Kenneth Welsh, Canadian actor
- Graeme Edge, English singer-songwriter and drummer
- Ron Johnston, English geographer and academic
- Wasim Sajjad, Pakistani lawyer and politician, President of Pakistan
- Bob Smith, American soldier and politician
- Norman Gifford, English cricketer
- Jerry Lucas, American basketball player and educator
- Hans Ragnemalm, Swedish lawyer and judge (d. 2016)
- John Barnhill, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Klaus Schwab, German economist and engineer, founded the World Economic Forum
- Warren Beatty, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ian MacLaurin, Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth, English businessman
- Karl Berger, German pianist and composer
- Willie Galimore, American football player (d. 1964)
- Gordon Mumma, American composer
- Paul Crouch, American broadcaster, co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2013)
- Hans Hollein, Austrian architect and academic, designed Haas House (d. 2014)
- Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and director (d. 2007)
- John Astin, American actor
- Rolf Harris, Australian singer-songwriter
- Richard Dysart, American actor (d. 2015)
- Ray Musto, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
- István Rózsavölgyi, Hungarian runner (d. 2012)
- Robert Badinter, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Justice
- Colin Egar, Australian cricket umpire (d. 2008)
- Tom Sharpe, English-Spanish author and educator (d. 2013)
- Wally Grout, Australian cricketer (d. 1968)
- Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman, founded IKEA (d. 2018)
- Milton Acorn, Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1986)
- Turhan Bey, American actor (d. 2012)
- Arthur Wightman, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
- André Fontaine, French historian and journalist (d. 2013)
- McGeorge Bundy, American intelligence officer and diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
- Robin M. Williams, New Zealand mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
- Els Aarne, Ukrainian-Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1995)
- Pietro Ingrao, Italian journalist and politician (d. 2015)
- Sonny Boy Williamson I, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1948)
- Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
- Richard Helms, American soldier and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 2002)
- Frankie Laine, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
- Ċensu Tabone, Maltese general, physician, and politician, 4th President of Malta (d. 2012)
- Jack Cowie, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1994)
- Alvin Hamilton, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Agriculture (d. 2004)
- Ekrem Akurgal, Turkish archaeologist and academic (d. 2002)
- Józef Marcinkiewicz, Polish soldier, mathematician, and academic (d. 1940)
- Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German general (d. 1994)
- Archie Birkin, English motorcycle racer (d. 1927)
- Mikio Oda, Japanese triple jumper and academic (d. 1998)
- Albert Pierrepoint, English hangman (d. 1992)
- Ripper Collins, American baseball player and coach (d. 1970)
- Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
- Brooke Astor, American socialite and philanthropist (d. 2007)
- Ted Heath, English trombonist and composer (d. 1969)
- Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Indian author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970)
- Jean Giono, French author and poet (d. 1970)
- Carl Lutz, Swiss vice-consul to Hungary during WWII, credited with saving over 62,000 Jews (d. 1975)
- Charlie Wilson, English footballer (d. 1971)
- Tommy Green, English race walker (d. 1975)
- Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer, founded Ilyushin Aircraft Company (d. 1977)
- Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1945)
- Fortunato Depero, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1960)
- Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
- Johannes Pääsuke, Estonian photographer and director (d. 1918)
- Erwin Panofsky, German historian and academic (d. 1968)
- Chunseong, Korean monk, writer and philosopher (d. 1977)
- J. R. Williams, Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1957)
- Melanie Klein, Jewish Austrian-English psychologist and author (d. 1960)
- Seán O'Casey, Irish dramatist, playwright, and memoirist (d. 1964)
- Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (d. 1954)
- Thomas Xenakis, Greek-American gymnast (d. 1942)
- Charles Lightoller, English 2nd officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1952)
- Josiah McCracken, American hammer thrower, shot putter, and football player (d. 1962)
- Nicolae Rădescu, Romanian general and politician, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1953)
- Franz Oppenheimer, German-American sociologist and economist (d. 1943)
- Mary Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (d. 1930)
- Siegfried Alkan, German composer (d. 1941)
- Léon Charles Thévenin, French engineer (d. 1926)
- Vincent van Gogh, Dutch-French painter and illustrator (d. 1890)
- Arnoldo Sartorio, German composer, pianist, and teacher (d. 1936)
- Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)
- Anna Sewell, English author (d. 1878)
- James Whyte, Scottish-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1882)
- Robert Bunsen, German chemist and academic (d. 1899)
- Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, German-Swedish linguist and botanist (d. 1887)
- Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1877)
- John Stafford Smith, English organist and composer (d. 1836)
- Francisco Goya, Spanish-French painter and sculptor (d. 1828)
- Tommaso Traetta, Italian composer and educator (d. 1779)
- John Trenchard, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (d. 1695)
- John Proctor, farmer hanged for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials (d. 1692)
- Vincentio Reinieri, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1647)
- Salomon Schweigger, German theologian (d. 1622)
- Antonio de Cabezón, Spanish composer and organist (d. 1566)
- Mehmed the Conqueror, Ottoman sultan (d. 1481)
- Ivan II of Moscow (d. 1359)
- Maimonides, Spanish rabbi and philosopher (April 6 also proposed, d. 1204)
- Shi Jingtang, founder of the Later Jin Dynasty (d. 942)
Deaths On This Day
- Bill Maynard, English actor (b. 1928)
- Helmut Dietl, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
- Roger Slifer, American author, illustrator, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1954)
- Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1921)
- Ray Hutchison, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
- Kate O'Mara, English actress (b. 1939)
- Daniel Hoffman, American poet and academic (b. 1923)
- Bobby Parks, American basketball player and coach (b. 1962)
- Phil Ramone, South African-American songwriter and producer, co-founded A & R Recording (b. 1934)
- Edith Schaeffer, Chinese-Swiss religious leader and author, co-founded L'Abri (b. 1914)
- Bob Turley, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
- Janet Anderson Perkin, Canadian baseball player and curler (b. 1921)
- Aquila Berlas Kiani, Indian-Canadian sociologist and academic (b. 1921)
- Francesco Mancini, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1968)
- Granville Semmes, American businessman, founded 1-800-Flowers (b. 1928)
- Leonid Shebarshin, Russian KGB officer (b. 1935)
- Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-American educator (b. 1930)
- Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (b. 1922)
- Martin Sandberger, German SS officer (b. 1911)
- Roland Fraïssé, French mathematical logician (b. 1920)
- David Leslie, Scottish racing driver (b. 1953)
- Richard Lloyd, English racing driver (b. 1945)
- Dith Pran, Cambodian-American photographer and journalist (b. 1942)
- John Roberts, Canadian political scientist, academic, and politician, 46th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1933)
- Red Hickey, American football player and coach (b. 1917)
- John McGahern, Irish author and educator (b. 1934)
- Robert Creeley, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1926)
- Milton Green, American hurdler and soldier (b. 1913)
- Fred Korematsu, American political activist (b. 1919)
- O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and illustrator (b. 1930)
- Mitch Hedberg, American stand-up comedian (b. 1968)
- Alistair Cooke, English-American journalist and author (b. 1908)
- Hubert Gregg, English actor and director (b. 1914)
- Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (b. 1945)
- Timi Yuro, American singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
- Michael Jeter, American actor (b. 1952)
- Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
- Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (b. 1900)
- Anand Bakshi, Indian poet and lyricist (b. 1930)
- Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian judge and politician, 8th President of Austria (b. 1915)
- Hugh Falkus, English pilot and author (b. 1917)
- Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (b. 1916)
- Rozelle Claxton, American pianist (b. 1913)
- Tony Lock, English-Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1929)
- Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (b. 1935)
- S. M. Pandit, Indian painter (b. 1916)
- Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (b. 1922)
- Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1919)
- Harry Bridges, Australian-born American activist and trade union leader (b. 1901)
- Edgar Faure, French historian and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1908)
- James Cagney, American actor and dancer (b. 1899)
- John Ciardi, American poet and etymologist (b. 1916)
- Harold Peary, American actor and singer (b. 1908)
- Karl Rahner, German-Austrian priest and theologian (b. 1904)
- DeWitt Wallace, American publisher, co-founded Reader's Digest (b. 1889)
- Airey Neave, English colonel, lawyer, and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (b. 1916)
- Ray Ventura, French pianist and bandleader (b. 1908)
- George Paine, English cricketer and coach (b. 1908)
- Memduh Tağmaç, Turkish general (b. 1904)
- Levko Revutsky, Ukrainian composer and educator (b. 1889)
- Peter Bamm, German journalist and author (b. 1897)
- Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish pilot and politician (b. 1903)
- Yves Giraud-Cabantous, French racing driver (b. 1904)
- Mahir Çayan, Turkish politician (b. 1946)
- Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)
- Heinrich Brüning, German economist and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
- Lucien Bianchi, Belgian racing driver (b. 1934)
- Frank Thorpe, Australian public servant (b. 1885)
- Jean Toomer, American poet and novelist (b. 1894)
- Newbold Morris, American lawyer and politician (b. 1902)
- Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator (b. 1870)
- Erwin Piscator, German director and producer (b. 1893)
- Philip Showalter Hench, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
- Nella Larsen, American nurse and author (b. 1891)
- Aleksandr Gauk, Russian conductor and composer (b. 1893)
- Philibert Jacques Melotte, English astronomer (b. 1880)
- Joseph Haas, German composer and educator (b. 1879)
- Daniil Andreyev, Russian mystic and poet (b. 1906)
- John Auden, English solicitor, deputy coroner and a territorial soldier (b. 1894)
- Riccardo Zanella, Italian politician (b. 1875)
- Edmund Clerihew Bentley, English author and poet (b. 1875)
- Harl McDonald, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1899)
- Jigme Wangchuck, Bhutanese king (b. 1905)
- Léon Blum, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
- Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
- Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricketer (b. 1909)
- Béla Balogh, Hungarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
- Jan Bytnar, Polish lieutenant; WWII resistance fighter (b. 1921)
- Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish sergeant; WWII resistance fighter (b. 1920)
- Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet Scottish soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1876)
- Conchita Supervía, Spanish soprano and actress (b. 1895)
- Romanos Melikian, Armenian composer (b. 1883)
- Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and author (b. 1861)
- Karl May, German author (b. 1842)
- Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician, 55th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1832)
- Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, Canadian judge and politician, 6th Premier of Quebec (b. 1838)
- Thomas Couture, French painter and educator (b. 1815)
- Bénédict Morel, Austrian-French psychiatrist and physician (b. 1809)
- Louis Schindelmeisser, German clarinet player, composer, and conductor (b. 1811)
- Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (b. 1755)
- Beau Brummell, English-French fashion designer (b. 1778)
- Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden (b. 1763)
- Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (b. 1757)
- Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, French general and politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1718)
- William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician (b. 1718)
- Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1695)
- Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, French general and engineer (b. 1633)
- Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Polish atheist and philosopher (b. 1634)
- François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet and playwright (b. 1592)
- Ralph Sadler, English politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1507)
- Adam Ries, German mathematician and academic (b. 1492)
- Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German cardinal (b. 1469)
- Konrad Mutian, German humanist (b. 1471)
- Thomas Bourchier, English cardinal (b. 1404)
- Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (b. 1435)
- Isabella of Clermont, queen consort of Naples (b. c. 1424)
- Joachim of Fiore, Italian mystic and theologian (b. 1135)
- Al-Mustadi, Caliph (b. 1142)
- Arnulf II, Count of Flanders (b. 960)
- Li Bian, emperor of Southern Tang (b. 889)
- Ai of Jin, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 341)
- Quirinus of Neuss, Roman martyr and saint