On This Day in History: March 8
March 8 is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 298 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Malfunction delays Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing. People hoping to win the Powerball jackpot Saturday night had to wait a little longer to see the numbers.
- Pennsylvania Lottery observes 45th anniversary of first ticket sales. The Pennsylvania Lottery Tuesday marked the 45th anniversary of its very first game, which went on sale March 7, 1972.
- Connecticut considers allowing online lottery ticket sales. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would move the Connecticut Lottery online for state residents.
- $309 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls into top 25. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued growing its jackpot toward frenzy levels last night.
- State cuts lottery winner's benefits. A Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who won $1 million in the state lottery but continued to get food stamps has an unusual connection to the legislator seeking to outlaw what she was she's doing.
- Texas lawmaker aims to bring video gaming to state. Texas state senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa has filed legislation that would legalize video lottery games, a form of slot machine, in Texas.
- Store clerk stole $100,000 in lottery tickets, police say. A Kroger employee was arrested Thursday on charges she stole more than $100,000 in lottery tickets.
- 1 ticket wins $133M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. One lucky lottery player from California can lay claims to a $133 million jackpot.
- S.C. Lottery sales up by 3 percent; Powerball sales down. It's early yet, but the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions has not sent lottery ticket sales shooting through the roof in South Carolina.
- Lottery ticket thief tries to claim prize at same store. Police say a 22-year-old Winter Haven man walked into a Circle K last week and stole $70 worth of Florida Scratch-Off tickets then returned to the same store to cash a winning $50 ticket.
- N.J. lottery midday draws held late, not televised. The New Jersey Lottery's computer system is back on-line, after being down for about 3 1/2 hours this afternoon, officials said.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $31 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $31 million when none of the tickets sold for Tuesday's drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
- Oregon store owner gives share of lottery prize to the schools. The owner of a Medford, Oregon, grocery store has donated his share of an $800,000 lottery prize to two elementary schools.
- Ticket Holder Claims $10.6M Ohio Lottery Jackpot. The winner of the Feb. 1 Lot 'O Play drawing has stepped forward to claim the $10.6 million prize.
- Iowa lottery records show sales trends. Mason City TouchPlay outlets took in more than $3.2 million in their machines over the past eight months, with gamblers in Clear Lake throwing in another $663,000, according to an analysis by Lee Enterprises newspapers.
- Montana lottery system getting facelift. New lottery ticket machines being installed in Montana allow consumers to buy lottery tickets 24-hours-a-day.
- N.C. Lottery officials mum on payout of first tickets. Scratch-off tickets for North Carolina's first lottery games will range in cost from $1 to $5, lottery officials said Tuesday.
- Illinois lawmakers debate Internet lottery sales. If store lines have kept you from the big bucks possible in playing the state lottery, a Chicago senator has the solution - just buy the tickets online.
- Lottery trial sheds lights on OLGC miscues. An 81-year-old Canadian man, a cancer survivor, is suing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC), saying it refused to properly investigate a retailer who allegedly cheated him out of a $250,000 winning Encore ticket.
- Tennessee flooded with a multitude of lottery bills. On the brink of $1 billion in ticket sales, the year-old Tennessee lottery is the subject of 53 bills in the General Assembly to alter its operations.
- Nevada Assembly passes lottery measure. A resolution to legalize a Nevada state lottery was approved 33-9 Monday in the Assembly after supporters emphasized profits would buy textbooks for schoolchildren.
- Ohio Lottery Posts Wrong Results on Official Web Site. Ohio Lottery Commission officials say two employees responsible for posting an incorrect Super Lotto Plus number over the weekend will be disciplined.
- Oregon Gov. pushes for larger lottery cut. Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has become a quiet backroom force in pushing the Oregon Lottery into considering a nearly 50 percent cut in the share of proceeds that bars, restaurants and taverns receive for the lottery's new electronic slot games.
- Georgia Lottery looks to install kiosks at airport. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Lottery Corp. hope to offer lottery tickets to the 84 million people who pass through the Atlanta airport each year.
- Wisconsin Powerball winner mystery solved. The winner of a $36.8 million Powerball jackpot, who kept his good fortune to himself since Jan. 8, ended the mystery Monday and came forward to claim his prize.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows To $79 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $79 million, with a cash option of $44 million.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $13 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $13 million Saturday.
- Governor Proposes Powerball for Maine. Maine Gov. John Baldacci proposed adding Powerball to the Maine State Lottery games as part of the supplemental budget presented Friday to lawmakers.
- Florida Lotto rolls over to $15 million. Saturday's Lotto drawing resulted in a rollover when no player matched all six numbers to win the Jackpot prize, the Florida Lottery reported on Sunday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$414 Million
Mar 9, 2019
- 2.$380.6 Million
Mar 10, 2018
- 3.$309 Million
Mar 11, 2014
- 4.$290 Million
Mar 9, 2018
- 5.$200 Million
Mar 8, 2008
- 6.$170 Million
Mar 10, 2010
- 7.$157 Million
Mar 8, 2016
- 8.€112 Million
Mar 11, 2014
- 9.$150 Million
Mar 9, 2013
- 10.$148 Million
Mar 9, 2012
- 11.$142 Million
Mar 10, 2007
- 12.€110.16 Million
Mar 8, 2018
- 13.€117.05 Million
Mar 9, 2019
- 14.$127 Million
Mar 8, 2011
- 15.$119 Million
Mar 11, 2015
- 16.€80 Million
Mar 11, 2011
- 17.$110 Million
Mar 11, 2020
- 18.$106 Million
Mar 10, 2017
- 19.$85 Million
Mar 8, 2017
- 20.$79 Million
Mar 10, 2004
- 21.€72 Million
Mar 10, 2017
- 22.$75 Million
Mar 10, 2020
- 23.€62 Million
Mar 8, 2019
- 24.€61 Million
Mar 13, 2020
- 25.€51 Million
Mar 8, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Mar 8, 2001
19 years old
Saturday, Mar 8, 1986
34 years old
Saturday, Mar 8, 1986
34 years old
Sunday, Mar 8, 1981
39 years old
Saturday, Mar 8, 1980
40 years old
Wednesday, Mar 8, 1978
42 years old
Saturday, Mar 8, 1975
45 years old
Monday, Mar 8, 1971
49 years old
Sunday, Mar 8, 1959
61 years old
Friday, Mar 8, 1957
63 years old
Monday, Mar 8, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Azure Window, a natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo, collapsed in stormy weather.
- Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
- A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
- A supposed failed assassination attempt on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
- Cold War: While addressing a convention of Evangelicals, U.S. President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".
- Philips demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time.
- Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
- The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.
- Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, destroyed by a bomb.
- Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.
- The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.
- Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
- The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia.
- President of France Vincent Auriol and ex-emperor of Annam Bảo Đại sign the Élysée Accords, giving Vietnam greater independence from France and creating the State of Vietnam to oppose Viet Minh-led Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
- Thirteen thousand troops of the Republic of China Army arrive in Taiwan after the February 28 Incident and launch crackdowns which kill thousands of people, including many elites. This turns into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement.
- World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces gave ultimatum to Dutch East Indies Governor General Jonkheer Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer and KNIL Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Hein Ter Poorten, to unconditionally surrender.
- World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces captured Rangoon, Burma from British.
- Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
- Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
- A mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
- Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
- The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
- International Women's Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (February 23rd in the Julian calendar).
- The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
- World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
- First flights (for the Royal Thai Air Force) at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.
- French aviator Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.
- Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai, Osaka.
- American Civil War: The Naval Battle of Hampton Roads begins.
- King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
- The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
- War of the Second Coalition: At the Battle of Abukir, a British force under Sir Ralph Abercromby lands in Egypt with the aim of ending the French campaign in Egypt and Syria.
- Gnadenhutten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity, are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indian tribes.
- Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
- An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
- Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.
- The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at the Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.
- Queen Anne, the younger sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
- Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655-1661), Frederick III, the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.
- John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed.
- Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
- Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán.
- Battle of Hausbergen between bourgeois militias and the army of the bishop of Strasbourg.
- Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
- Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shahnameh.
Births On This Day
- Matthew Hammelmann, Australian rules footballer
- Emil Imre, Romanian short track speed skater
- Pablo Dyego, Brazilian footballer
- Dylan Tombides, Australian footballer (d. 2014)
- Uki Satake, Japanese singer, actress, and radio host
- Miriam Bryant, Swedish-Finnish singer-songwriter
- Tom English, Australian rugby player
- Asier Illarramendi, Spanish footballer
- Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player
- Nico Salva, Filipino basketball player
- Ben Tozer, English footballer
- Benny Blanco, American rapper and producer
- Jonathan Wright, Australian rugby league player
- Rafik Djebbour, Algerian footballer
- Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer
- Sasha Vujačić, Slovenian basketball player
- André Santos, Brazilian footballer
- Mark Worrell, American baseball player
- Nicolas Armindo, French racing driver
- Leonidas Kampantais, Greek footballer
- Isak Strand, Norwegian drummer, composer, and producer
- Michael Beauchamp, Australian footballer
- Timothy Jordan II, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2005)
- Joost Posthuma, Dutch cyclist
- Stephen Milne, Australian footballer
- Apathy, American rapper and producer
- Tom Chaplin, English singer-songwriter
- Andy Ross, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Nick Zano, American actor and producer
- James Van Der Beek, American actor
- Johann Vogel, Swiss footballer
- Gaz Coombes, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Juan Encarnación, Dominican baseball player
- Freddie Prinze, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Mauro Briano, Italian footballer
- Boris Kodjoe, Austrian-born American actor and producer
- Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer and manager
- Matthew Nable, Australian rugby player and actor
- Lena Sundström, Swedish journalist and author
- Kit Symons, English-Welsh footballer and manager
- Jason Elam, American football player
- Juan de Dios Ramírez Perales, Mexican footballer
- Michael Bartels, German race car driver
- Shawn Mullins, American singer-songwriter
- Joel Johnston, American baseball player
- Greg Barker, Baron Barker of Battle, English politician
- Jaime Levy, American computer scientist and academic
- Kenny Smith, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Kate Betts, American journalist and author
- Leon Robinson, American actor and producer
- Camryn Manheim, American actress
- Larry Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player and journalist
- Jeffrey Eugenides, American author and academic
- Irek Mukhamedov, Russian ballet dancer
- Buck Williams, American basketball player and coach
- Aidan Quinn, Irish-American actor
- Andy McDonald, English lawyer and politician
- Gary Numan, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Clive Burr, English rock drummer (d. 2013)
- William Edward Childs, American pianist and composer
- Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
- Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (d. 1989)
- John Kapelos, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- David Malpass, American economist and government official
- Steve James, American documentary filmmaker
- David Wilkie, Sri Lankan-Scottish swimmer
- Jim Rice, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
- George Allen, American lawyer and politician, 67th Governor of Virginia
- Phil Edmonds, Zambian-English cricketer and businessman
- Dianne Walker, American tap dancer
- Teofilo Cubillas, Peruvian footballer
- Robert W. Boyd, American physicist and academic
- Gyles Brandreth, German-English actor, screenwriter, and politician
- Mel Galley, English rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
- Sam Lacey, American basketball player (d. 2014)
- Peggy March, American pop singer
- Jonathan Sacks, English rabbi, philosopher, and scholar
- Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter and painter
- Michael S. Hart, American author, founded Project Gutenberg (d. 2011)
- Vladimír Mišík, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Florentino Pérez, Spanish engineer and businessman
- Robert Jaworski, Filipino basketball player, coach, and politician
- Randy Meisner, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Jim Chapman, American lawyer and politician
- Micky Dolenz, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
- Anselm Kiefer, German painter and sculptor
- Sylvia Wiegand, American mathematician
- Sergey Nikitin, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Susan Clark, Canadian actress and producer
- Michael Grade, English businessman
- Lynn Redgrave, English-American actress and singer (d. 2010)
- Dionysis Simopoulos, Greek physicist and astronomer
- Dick Allen, American baseball player and tenor
- Ann Packer, English sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper
- Norman Stone, Scottish-English historian, author, and academic
- Jim Bouton, American baseball player and journalist
- Lynn Seymour, Canadian ballerina and choreographer
- Lidiya Skoblikova, Russian speed skater and coach
- Robert Tear, Welsh tenor and conductor (d. 2011)
- Pete Dawkins, American football player, colonel, and politician
- Richard Fariña, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 1966)
- Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan politician, 2nd President of Rwanda (d. 1994)
- Sue Ane Langdon, American actress and singer
- Gábor Szabó, Hungarian guitarist and composer (d. 1982)
- George Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader
- Marv Breeding, American baseball player and scout (d. 2006)
- Neil Adcock, South African cricketer (d. 2013)
- John McPhee, American author and educator
- Gerald Potterton, English-Canadian animator, director, and producer
- Neil Postman, American author and critic (d. 2003)
- Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
- Douglas Hurd, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Hebe Camargo, Brazilian actress and singer (d. 2012)
- Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Warren Bennis, American scholar, author, and academic (d. 2014)
- Anthony Caro, English sculptor and illustrator (d. 2013)
- Georges Charpak, Ukrainian-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
- Sean McClory, Irish-American actor and director (d. 2003)
- Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (d. 2014)
- Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)
- Carl Furillo, American baseball player (d. 1989)
- Yevgeny Matveyev, Russian actor and director (d. 2003)
- Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2015)
- Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
- Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
- Douglass Wallop, American author and playwright (d. 1985)
- Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (d. 2008)
- Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Belarusian-Russian physicist and astronomer (d. 1987)
- Preston Smith, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
- Meldrim Thomson, Jr., American publisher and politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2001)
- Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
- Claire Trevor, American actress (d. 2000)
- Beatrice Shilling, English motorcycle racer and engineer (d. 1990)
- Paula Strasberg, American actress and acting coach (d. 1966)
- Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Greece (d. 1998)
- Louise Beavers, American actress and singer (d. 1962)
- Jennings Randolph, American journalist and politician (d. 1998)
- Howard H. Aiken, American physicist and computer scientist, created the Harvard Mark I (d. 1973)
- Elmer Keith, American gun designer and author (d. 1984)
- Charlotte Whitton, Canadian journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (d. 1975)
- Juana de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet and author (d. 1979)
- Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
- Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
- Frederic Goudy, American type designer, created Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style (d. 1947)
- Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-English banker and author (d. 1932)
- Bramwell Booth, English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1929)
- Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter and academic (d. 1937)
- LaMarcus Adna Thompson, American engineer and businessman, developed the roller coaster (d. 1917)
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (d. 1935)
- Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (d. 1913)
- João de Deus, Portuguese poet and educator (d. 1896)
- Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist and anthropologist (d. 1875)
- Johann Köler, Estonian painter and academic (d. 1899)
- Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Polish inventor and businessman, invented the Kerosene lamp (d. 1882)
- Alvan Clark, American astronomer and optician (d. 1887)
- Simon Cameron, American journalist and politician, 26th United States Secretary of War (d. 1889)
- Jan Potocki, Polish ethnologist, historian, linguist, and author (d. 1815)
- William V, Prince of Orange (d. 1806)
- André Michaux, French botanist and explorer (d. 1802)
- Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, English admiral and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1799)
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German pianist and composer (d. 1788)
- John Fothergill, English physician and botanist (d. 1780)
- Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor, British Baron (d. 1730)
- Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (d. 1613)
- William Drury, English politician (d. 1590)
- Sidonie of Saxony, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg (d. 1575)
- Amago Haruhisa, Japanese daimyō (d. 1562)
- John of God, Portuguese friar and saint (d. 1550)
- Beatrice of Castile (d. 1359)
- John III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1341)
Deaths On This Day
- Marshall Brodien, American actor (b. 1934)
- Cedrick Hardman, American football player and actor (b. 1948)
- Kate Wilhelm, American author (b. 1928)
- Aldo Ferrer, Argentinian economist and diplomat (b. 1927)
- Ross Hannaford, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
- George Martin, English composer, conductor, and producer (b. 1926)
- Tjol Lategan, South African rugby player (b. 1925)
- Sam Simon, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
- Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American Holocaust survivor and author (b. 1921)
- William Guarnere, American sergeant (b. 1923)
- Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricketer and manager (b. 1939)
- John O'Connell, Irish journalist and politician, 17th Irish Minister of Health (b. 1927)
- Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, German soldier and publisher (b. 1922)
- Simin Daneshvar, Iranian author and academic (b. 1921)
- Minoru Mori, Japanese businessman, founded the Mori Art Museum (b. 1934)
- Steven Rubenstein, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1962)
- Mike Starr, American bass player (b. 1966)
- Hank Locklin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
- Zbigniew Religa, Polish surgeon and politician, Polish Minister of Health (b. 1938)
- John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
- John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach (b. 1947)
- César Lattes, Brazilian physicist and academic (b. 1924)
- Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen commander and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1951)
- Muhammad Zaidan, Syrian terrorist, founded the Palestine Liberation Front (b. 1948)
- Adam Faith, English singer (b. 1940)
- Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
- Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)
- Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1914)
- Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
- Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)
- Ray Nitschke, American football player and actor (b. 1936)
- Gershon Liebman, French rabbi (b. 1905)
- Jack Churchill, Hong Kong-English colonel (b. 1906)
- Billy Eckstine, American trumpet player (b. 1914)
- John Bellairs, American author and academic (b. 1938)
- Amar Singh Chamkila, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1961)
- Werner Hartmann, German physicist and academic (b. 1912)
- Edward Andrews, American actor (b. 1914)
- Chabuca Granda, Peruvian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1920)
- Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, English lieutenant and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1904)
- William Walton, English composer (b. 1902)
- Alfons Rebane, Estonian colonel (b. 1908)
- George Stevens, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
- Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1945)
- Harold Lloyd, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)
- Thomas Beecham, English conductor and composer (b. 1879)
- Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (b. 1886)
- Hulusi Behçet, Turkish dermatologist and scientist (b. 1889)
- Frederick Bligh Bond, English archaeologist and architect (b. 1864)
- José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban chess player and theoretician (b. 1888)
- Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1876)
- Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)
- Hachikō, Japanese dog (b. 1923)
- William Howard Taft, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 27th President of the United States (b. 1857)
- Edward Terry Sanford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, United States Assistant Attorney General (b. 1865)
- Krišjānis Barons, Latvian linguist and author (b. 1835)
- Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)
- Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Company (b. 1838)
- John Ericsson, Swedish-American engineer, designed the USS Monitor (b. 1803)
- Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and activist (b. 1813)
- James Buchanan Eads, American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (b. 1820)
- Millard Fillmore, American lawyer and politician, 13th President of the United States (b. 1800)
- Cornelius Krieghoff, Dutch-Canadian painter (b. 1815)
- Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1803)
- Charles XIV John of Sweden (b. 1763)
- Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1739)
- Louis August le Clerc, French-Danish sculptor and academic (b. 1688)
- Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1688)
- Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St. Paul's Cathedral (b. 1632)
- Abraham Darby I, English blacksmith (b. 1678)
- William III of England (b. 1650)
- Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer and explorer (b. 1587)
- Veit Bach, German baker and miller (b. 1550)
- John of God, Portuguese friar and saint (b. 1495)
- Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1401)
- Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria
- Bayezid I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1360)
- Queen Noguk of Korea
- Wincenty Kadłubek, Polish bishop and historian (b. 1161)
- Pope Celestine II
- Adela of Normandy, by marriage countess of Blois (b. c. 1067)
- Urraca of León and Castile (b. 1079)
- Rudolf of Fulda, German theologian
- Li Shidao, Chinese warlord