On This Day in History: March 6
March 6 is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 300 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Retired trucker wins $1M NJ Lottery 'second chance' jackpot. A retired trucker from Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, won $1 million in the Asbury Park Convention Hall at the New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay event.
- New law allows online sale of Virginia lottery tickets. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a bill into law that permits the online sale of state lottery tickets, which the fiscal estimate suggests could generate $12 million in annual state revenue.
- $273M Mega Millions jackpot winner from NJ says he initially forgot the lottery ticket at the store. A New Jersey man who claimed a $273 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot this week left the winning ticket at the store.
- Lottery winner memorialized his winning numbers in his swimming pool. If you're hoping for a bit of extra lottery luck this week, perhaps living in the home of a lottery winner might make some good fortune rub off on you — and now you can do just that.
- Battle over Florida Lottery contract goes to court. A Florida judge must decide if the administration of Gov. Rick Scott broke the law when the state lottery approved a contract worth over $700 million.
- Pennsylvania judge and friends win $291M Powerball jackpot. After returning home to Pennsylvania after his annual Florida vacation with friends, a Senior District Judge checked his lottery numbers and realized he held the sole winning ticket in last Wednesday's massive $291 million Powerball jackpot.
- Bronx woman hits $2M Powerball prize with fortune cookie numbers. Emma Duvoll dined at Sammy’s Noodle Shop & Grill in Greenwich Village and played the numbers found in her fortune cookie -- and won a $2 million Powerball prize.
- $270 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot keeps growing. Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $270 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $240 million grand prize.
- 2 W.Va. veterans pull off incredible Powerball win worth $14M. Two Vietnam War Veterans from Weston, West Virginia, were introduced by West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave as West Virginia's newest millionaires at a press conference at Lottery Headquarters Monday, according to a news release from the Lottery.
- Rhode Island woman, 81, claims $336 Million Powerball jackpot. Louise White, a "vivacious" 81-year-old of Newport, R.I., stepped forward today as the winner of $336.4 million, the third largest Powerball lottery in the history of the game.
- More Calif. stores accused of stealing customers' lottery prizes. Ten retailers and clerks are accused of trying to cash in customers' winning lottery tickets at three locations in San Jose, two in Milpitas and one in Santa Clara.
- Man accused of stealing $10,000 lottery ticket from co-workers. A Collinsville, Illinois, man is accused of stealing a winning $10,000 ticket from an office lottery pool.
- New Florida Lotto playslips a bother to some. After the Florida Lottery made changes to the Lotto playslips and added new jackpot options, some retailers said players were aggravated by having to fill out new playslips and did not understand the new jackpot feature.
- Lottery results worth $370 million drawn in Times Square. Millions of people holding tickets for tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing are checking their numbers to see if they will be that lucky soul whose life will instantly change. Check out the winning numbers, and advice for winners.
- $370 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record. The Mega Millions Jackpot has broken an all-time, worldwide record. It now stands at $370 million and tickets are selling at an amazing rate.
- Long odds don't bother 'Mega' fans. Players across the country are lining up at convenience stores and newsstands for a chance to win the largest pot in Mega Millions lottery history, even though they acknowledged their odds are a 'zillion to one'.
- S.C woman facing 3 charges of lottery fraud. A South Carolina convenience store employee turned herself in to police Monday on allegations she stole dozens of scratch-off lottery tickets from work last month and then cashed in the winners, officials said.
- N.C. Lottery Update: Moving Quickly. As more stores come online, the North Carolina Lottery is quickly sprouting into what is expected to be a billion-dollar enterprise.
- One ticket wins $21 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers drawn Saturday night to win the $21 million jackpot, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Michigan lottery winner managing to keep small profile. A lucky millionaire, who claimed his winnings after the Feb. 15 Classic Lotto 47 drawing, wants to remain anonymous.
- Missouri man wins $1.6 million in lottery. Columbia resident William Hainen might be $1.6 million richer after winning the Missouri Lottery, but that doesn't mean he's a celebrity at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$390 Million
Mar 6, 2007
- 2.$381 Million
Mar 6, 2019
- 3.$346.3 Million
Mar 7, 2018
- 4.$270 Million
Mar 7, 2014
- 5.$265 Million
Mar 6, 2018
- 6.$200 Million
Mar 8, 2008
- 7.$157 Million
Mar 8, 2016
- 8.$139 Million
Mar 6, 2010
- 9.€100 Million
Mar 7, 2014
- 10.€109.06 Million
Mar 6, 2018
- 11.€115.73 Million
Mar 7, 2019
- 12.$127 Million
Mar 8, 2011
- 12.$127 Million
Mar 6, 2012
- 14.€100 Million
Mar 6, 2009
- 15.$123 Million
Mar 6, 2013
- 16.$120 Million
Mar 7, 2007
- 17.€80 Million
Mar 11, 2011
- 18.€100 Million
Mar 6, 2015
- 19.$100 Million
Mar 7, 2015
- 19.$100 Million
Mar 7, 2020
- 21.$94 Million
Mar 7, 2017
- 22.$85 Million
Mar 8, 2017
- 22.$85 Million
Mar 7, 2001
- 24.$70 Million
Mar 6, 2004
- 24.$70 Million
Mar 6, 2020
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Mar 6, 1978
42 years old
Friday, Mar 6, 1970
50 years old
Saturday, Mar 6, 1965
55 years old
Wednesday, Mar 6, 1963
57 years old
Monday, Mar 6, 1961
59 years old
Wednesday, Mar 6, 1957
63 years old
Wednesday, Mar 6, 1935
85 years old
Monday, Mar 6, 1933
87 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A suicide bomber kills 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman kills eight students in Jerusalem.
- Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashes at the Aguenar - Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport in Tamanrasset, Algeria, killing 102 out of the 103 people on board.
- The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
- Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar in Operation Flavius.
- The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds, killing 193.
- In the United Kingdom, a walkout at Cortonwood Colliery in Brampton Bierlow signals the start of a strike that lasted almost a year and involved the majority of the country's miners.
- The first United States Football League games are played.
- For the first time the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.
- Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
- An explosion at the Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.
- Three rebels are executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.
- Cold War: Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
- Premier Tom Playford of South Australia loses power after 27 years in office.
- Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
- Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
- Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain independence from the British.
- Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- Cold War: The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
- Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
- World War II: Cologne is captured by American troops.
- World War II: Operation Spring Awakening, the last major German offensive of the war, begins.
- Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series.
- Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
- International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern.
- Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
- Italo-Turkish War: Italian forces become the first to use airships in war, as two dirigibles drop bombs on Turkish troops encamped at Janzur, from an altitude of 6,000 feet.
- Real Madrid C.F. is founded.
- Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark.
- The Serbian kingdom is re-founded.
- Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
- The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
- Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo - After a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.
- York, Upper Canada, is incorporated as Toronto.
- The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
- The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
- The first joint Secretary of the Royal Society, Henry Oldenburg, publishes the first issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world's longest-running scientific journal.
- Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
- Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation's struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
- Treaty of Paris of 1323 is signed.
- The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus.
- Byzantine conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of Crete.
- Execution of the 42 Martyrs of Amorium at Samarra.
- The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
- 12 BC
- The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the emperor.
Births On This Day
- Tyrell Fuimaono, Australian rugby league player
- Timo Werner, German footballer
- Georgi Kitanov, Bulgarian footballer
- Nathan Redmond, English footballer
- Marcus Smart, American basketball player
- Wesley Hoedt, Dutch footballer
- Andrés Rentería, Colombian footballer
- Lex Luger, American keyboard player and producer
- Emma McDougall, English footballer (d. 2013)
- Tyler Gregory Okonma, American rapper
- Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player
- Agnes Carlsson, Swedish singer
- Marina Erakovic, New Zealand tennis player
- Simon Mignolet, Belgian footballer
- Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer
- José Manuel Flores, Spanish footballer
- Jake Arrieta, American baseball player
- Francisco Cervelli, Venezuelan-Italian baseball player
- Ross Detwiler, American baseball player
- Eli Marienthal, American actor
- Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish footballer
- Bakaye Traoré, French-Malian footballer
- Daniël de Ridder, Dutch footballer
- Eskil Pedersen, Norwegian politician
- Chris Tomson, American drummer
- Andranik Teymourian, Armenian-Iranian footballer
- Ellen Muth, American actress
- Emílson Cribari, Brazilian footballer
- Clint Barmes, American baseball player
- Érik Bédard, Canadian baseball player
- David Flair, American wrestler
- Tim Howard, American soccer player
- Sage Rosenfels, American football player
- Chad Wicks, American wrestler
- Nantie Hayward, South African cricketer
- Giorgos Karagounis, Greek footballer
- Shabani Nonda, DR Congolese footballer
- Marcus Thames, American baseball player and coach
- Ken Anderson, American wrestler and actor
- Aracely Arámbula, Mexican actress and singer
- Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Canadian pianist and conductor
- Guy Garvey, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Matthew Guy, Australian politician
- Brad Schumacher, American swimmer
- Beanie Sigel, American rapper
- Michael Finley, American basketball player
- Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
- Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
- Trent Willmon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player, actor, and rapper
- Jaret Reddick, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Darrick Martin, American basketball player and coach
- Moira Kelly, American actress and director
- Julio Bocca, Argentinian ballet dancer and director
- Connie Britton, American actress
- Glenn Greenwald, American journalist and author
- Shuler Hensley, American actor and singer
- Alan Davies, English comedian, actor and screenwriter
- Allan Bateman, Welsh rugby player
- Jim Knight, English politician
- D. L. Hughley, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Alison Nicholas, British golfer
- Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player and coach
- Peter Roebuck, English cricketer, journalist, and sportcaster (d. 2011)
- Steve Vizard, Australian television host, actor, and producer
- Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician, 5th President of Burundi (d. 1994)
- Alberta Watson, Canadian actress (d. 2015)
- Jeff Greenwald, American author, photographer, and monologist
- Harald Schumacher, German footballer and manager
- Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepali banker and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Nepal
- Carolyn Porco, American astronomer and academic
- Phil Alvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Blasters)
- Denis Napthine, Australian politician, 47th Premier of Victoria
- Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
- Arthur Roche, English archbishop
- Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani economist and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Martin Buchan, Scottish footballer and manager
- Stephen Schwartz, American composer and producer
- Kiki Dee, English singer-songwriter
- Dick Fosbury, American high jumper
- Anna Maria Horsford, American actress
- Rob Reiner, American actor, director, producer, and activist
- Jean Seaton, English historian and academic
- John Stossel, American journalist and author
- David Gilmour, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Richard Noble, Scottish race car driver and businessman
- Angelo Castro, Jr., Filipino actor and journalist (d. 2012)
- Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (d. 2015)
- Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand soprano and actress
- Mary Wilson, American singer
- Ben Murphy, American actor
- Peter Brötzmann, German saxophonist and clarinet player
- Marilyn Strathern, Welsh anthropologist and academic
- Ken Danby, Canadian painter (d. 2007)
- Joanna Miles, French-born American actress
- R. H. Sikes, American golfer
- Willie Stargell, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)
- Jeff Wooller, English accountant and banker
- Kit Bond, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Missouri
- Adam Osborne, Thai-Indian engineer and businessman, founded the Osborne Computer Corporation (d. 2003)
- Keishu Tanaka, Japanese politician, 17th Japanese Minister of Justice
- Ivan Boesky, American businessman
- Valentina Tereshkova, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut
- Bob Akin, American race car driver and journalist (d. 2002)
- Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (d. 2014)
- Choummaly Sayasone, Laotian politician, 5th President of Laos
- Ron Delany, Irish runner and coach
- Derek Kevan, English footballer (d. 2013)
- Red Simpson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
- Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- William Davis, German-English journalist and economist (d. 2019)
- Augusto Odone, Italian economist and inventor of Lorenzo's oil (d. 2013)
- Marc Bazin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (d. 2010)
- Bronisław Geremek, Polish historian and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2008)
- Lorin Maazel, French-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2014)
- Tom Foley, American lawyer and politician, 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2013)
- David Sheppard, English cricketer and bishop (d. 2005)
- William J. Bell, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
- Gordon Cooper, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2004)
- Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
- Ann Curtis, American swimmer (d. 2012)
- Alan Greenspan, American economist and politician
- Ray O'Connor, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (d. 2013)
- Andrzej Wajda, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- Ottmar Walter, German footballer (d. 2013)
- William H. Webster, American lawyer and jurist, 14th Director of Central Intelligence
- Ed McMahon, American comedian, game show host, and announcer (d. 2009)
- Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1968)
- Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American holocaust survivor and author (d. 2014)
- Lewis Gilbert, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- Howard McGhee, American trumpeter (d. 1987)
- Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (d. 2003)
- Will Eisner, American illustrator and publisher (d. 2005)
- Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
- Mohammed Burhanuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq (d. 2014)
- Ella Logan, Scottish-American singer and actress (d. 1969)
- Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 1987)
- Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish poet and author (d. 1966)
- Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)
- Bob Wills, American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1975)
- José Antonio Aguirre, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (d. 1960)
- Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
- Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano and actress (d. 2001)
- Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
- Henri Jeanson, French journalist and author (d. 1970)
- Gus Sonnenberg, American football player and wrestler (d. 1944)
- Albert Tessier, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1976)
- Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
- Jam Handy, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1983)
- Nella Walker, American actress and vaudevillian (d. 1971)
- Ring Lardner, American journalist and author (d. 1933)
- Molla Mallory, Norwegian-American tennis player (d. 1959)
- F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect, co-designed Villa Vizcaya (d. 1980)
- Guy Kibbee, American actor and singer (d. 1956)
- Jimmy Hunter, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1962)
- Ben Harney, American pianist and composer (d. 1938)
- Afonso Costa, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 59th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1937)
- Oscar Straus, Viennese composer and conductor (d. 1954)
- Richard Rushall, British businessman (d. 1953)
- Georg Luger, Austrian gun designer, designed the Luger pistol (d. 1923)
- Viktor Burenin, Russian author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1926)
- George du Maurier, French-English author and illustrator (d. 1896)
- Philip Sheridan, Irish-American general (d. 1888)
- Charles I of Württemberg (d. 1891)
- William Claflin, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
- Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
- Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American businessman, co-founded the Waltham Watch Company (d. 1895)
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English-Italian poet and translator (d. 1861)
- Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist and astronomer (d. 1826)
- Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1857)
- Lucy Barnes, American writer (d. 1809)
- Antoine-Henri Jomini, Swiss-French general (d. 1869)
- Antoine-François Andréossy, French general and diplomat (d. 1828)
- Henry Laurens, English-American merchant and politician, 5th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1792)
- Pehr Kalm, Swedish-Finnish botanist and explorer (d. 1779)
- George Pocock, English admiral (d. 1792)
- Francis Atterbury, English bishop and poet (d. 1732)
- Cyrano de Bergerac, French author and playwright (d. 1655)
- Santi di Tito, Italian painter (d. 1603)
- Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet and diplomat (d. 1556)
- Juan Luis Vives, Spanish scholar and humanist (d. 1540)
- Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian and politician (d. 1540)
- Michelangelo, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1564)
- Jakob Fugger, German merchant and banker (d. 1525)
- John II of Castile (d. 1454)
- John of Gaunt (d. 1399)
Deaths On This Day
- Peter Nicholls, Australian science fiction critic and encyclopedist (b. 1939)
- Robert Osborne, American actor and historian (b. 1932)
- Nancy Reagan, American actress, 42nd First Lady of the United States (b. 1921)
- Sheila Varian, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1937)
- Fred Craddock, American minister and academic (b. 1928)
- Ram Sundar Das, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1921)
- Enrique "Coco" Vicéns, Puerto Rican-American basketball player and politician (b. 1926)
- Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (b. 1969)
- Frank Jobe, American soldier and surgeon (b. 1925)
- Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1921)
- Martin Nesbitt, American lawyer and politician (b. 1946)
- Manlio Sgalambro, Italian philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1924)
- Chorão, Brazilian singer-songwriter (Charlie Brown Jr.) (b. 1970)
- Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
- Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
- W. Wallace Cleland, American biochemist and academic (b. 1930)
- Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese politician, 1st President of East Timor (b. 1937)
- Louis J. Michot, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician (b. 1922)
- Donald M. Payne, American businessman and politician (b. 1934)
- Helen Walulik, American baseball player (b. 1929)
- Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
- Mark Linkous, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1962)
- Betty Millard, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1911)
- Francis Magalona, Filipino rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1964)
- Peter Poreku Dery, Ghanaian cardinal (b. 1918)
- Jean Baudrillard, French photographer and theorist (b. 1929)
- Ernest Gallo, American businessman, co-founded E & J Gallo Winery (b. 1909)
- Anne Braden, American journalist and activist (b. 1924)
- Kirby Puckett, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)
- Hans Bethe, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
- Danny Gardella, American baseball player and trainer (b. 1920)
- Tommy Vance, English radio host (b. 1943)
- Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
- Hercules, American wrestler (b. 1957)
- Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
- Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
- John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
- Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahrain king (b. 1933)
- Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (b. 1918)
- Michael Manley, Jamaican soldier, pilot, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1924)
- Ursula Torday, English author (b. 1912)
- Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician, 9th Greek Minister of Culture (b. 1920)
- Mairéad Farrell, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1957)
- Daniel McCann, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1957)
- Seán Savage, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1965)
- Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter (b. 1887)
- Billy Collins, Jr., American boxer (b. 1961)
- Martin Niemöller, German pastor and theologian (b. 1892)
- Homer N. Wallin, American admiral (b. 1893)
- Henry Wilcoxon, Dominican-American actor and producer (b. 1905)
- Ayn Rand, Russian-American philosopher, author, and playwright (b. 1905)
- George Geary, English cricketer and coach (b. 1893)
- Rambhau Mhalgi, Indian politician and member of the Lok Sabha (b. 9 July 1921)
- Dennis Viollet, English-American soccer player and manager (b. 1933)
- Alvin R. Dyer, American religious leader (b. 1903)
- Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer (b. 1903)
- Ernest Becker, American anthropologist and author (b. 1924)
- Pearl S. Buck, American novelist, essayist, short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- William Hopper, American actor (b. 1915)
- John Haden Badley, English author and educator, founded the Bedales School (b. 1865)
- Nelson Eddy, American actor and singer (b. 1901)
- Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer, linguist, and philosopher (b. 1882)
- Margaret Dumont, American actress (b. 1889)
- Paul of Greece (b. 1901)
- George Formby, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)
- Mammad Amin Rasulzade, Azerbaijani scholar and politician (b. 1884)
- Jürgen Stroop, German general (b. 1895)
- Ivor Novello, Welsh singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)
- Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine (b. 1880)
- Albert François Lebrun, French engineer and politician, 15th President of France (b. 1871)
- Ross Lockridge, Jr., American author, poet, and academic (b. 1914)
- Alice Woodby McKane, First Black woman doctor in Savannah, Georgia (b. 1865)
- Francis Aveling, Canadian priest, psychologist, and author (b. 1875)
- Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor and academic, designed Mount Rushmore (b. 1867)
- Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician and academic (b. 1852)
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)
- Anton Cermak, Czech-American lawyer and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1873)
- John Philip Sousa, American conductor and composer (b. 1854)
- Ömer Seyfettin, Turkish author and educator (b. 1884)
- Oskars Kalpaks, Latvian colonel (b. 1882)
- John Henninger Reagan, American surveyor, judge, and politician, 3rd Confederate States of America Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1818)
- Makar Yekmalyan, Armenian composer (b. 1856)
- Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (b. 1834)
- Kaʻiulani of Hawaii (b. 1875)
- Camilla Collett, Norwegian novelist and activist (b. 1813)
- Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (b. 1832)
- Charles Farrar Browne, American-English author and educator (b. 1834)
- William Whewell, English priest, historian, and philosopher (b. 1794)
- Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, Irish colonel and diplomat, Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (b. 1778)
- Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo: James Bonham, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1807)
- Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo: James Bowie, American colonel (b. 1796)
- Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo: Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (b. 1786)
- Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo: William B. Travis, American lieutenant colonel and lawyer (b. 1809)
- Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French historian and author (b. 1713)
- Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1690)
- Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (b. 1705)
- Henry Pelham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1694)
- Francis Beaumont, English playwright (b. 1584)
- Pedro Arias Dávila, Spanish explorer and diplomat (b. 1440)
- Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers
- Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (b. 1458)
- Alvise Loredan, Venetian admiral and statesman (b. 1393)
- Roger Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Ruthyn
- Rose of Viterbo, Italian saint (b. 1235)
- Ulric I, Margrave of Carniola
- Lu Guangqi, Chinese official and chancellor
- Su Jian, Chinese official and chancellor
- Chrodegang, Frankish bishop and saint
- Li Ke, prince of the Tang Dynasty
- Liu Bian (poisoned by Dong Zhuo) (b. 176)