On This Day in History: March 9
March 9 is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 297 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Michigan Lottery has few options to stop players who spend millions. The Michigan Lottery — and lotteries in general — have trouble reining in abusive spending by players who take advantage of the anonymous nature of lottery ticket purchasing.
- California Lottery delaying payouts to winners. If you win a California Lottery scratchers prize above $600, you'll now have to wait much longer to get that money.
- French lottery 'winner' went on huge spending spree only to realize she had wrong number. A 46-year old French mother racked up thousands of euros in spending on jewelry and perfume after "winning" the Euro Millions lottery, only to discover she had the wrong number by one digit.
- Illinois Lottery to stop online, mobile app sales of single tickets. In less than two weeks, Illinois Lottery players hoping to strike it rich with single tickets purchased online or via the lottery's mobile app will be out of luck.
- FBI warns about lottery fraud. Criminals conducting lottery scams are as persuasive as they are sophisticated, according to a warning issued by the FBI.
- N.J. woman claims state's biggest-ever scratch-off jackpot. The winner of $5 million, the largest prize offered on a New Jersey Lottery instant ticket, said the reality of the situation hasn't quite sunk in yet.
- Lottery winnings will enable family reunion. An Illinois couple plans to use their lottery winnings to visit their son, a U.S. Navy pilot, in Hawaii -- and then get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to sail with him on an aircraft carrier as he returns from deployment in the Middle East.
- $151 Million: Lottery riches up for grabs in Mega Millions game. The jackpot for Friday night's multi-state Mega Millions lottery draw now stands at $151 million, the largest since January 4th, when a $380 million mega-jackpot was split by two winning tickets from Idaho and Washington.
- Kentucky Lottery earns first Responsible Gaming Certfication. The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has been awarded Level 2 Certification of the World Lottery Association's (WLA's) Responsible Gaming Framework.
- N.Y. man scratches way to lottery million. Michael Levy will never forget the New York lottery tickets he purchased on Friday, February 13.
- $200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires Friday. Time is running out for the New Mexico Lottery player who may hold a Powerball second prize ticket worth $200,000.
- N.D. lawmaker quits anti-lottery group. The North Dakota Senate's top officer has quit a lottery opposition group, saying it has become too partisan.
- N.C. lottery director says lower payouts could hurt sales. The North Carolina Lottery's executive director says the law requiring the lottery to return at least 35 percent of all ticket sales to state education programs could inhibit sales and ultimately cost the state money.
- What would the experts do with a lottery jackpot?. If you won the lottery, as eight Nebraska meatpackers did last month, splitting a $365 million jackpot, what investment would be at the top of your wish list?
- Bank runs out of money while cashing lottery tickets. More than 1,100 people won Ohio's "Pick Four" lottery with the numbers 1111, causing one bank to run out of money while trying to pay multiple winners.
- Campus sales of Tennessee Lottery tickets unlikely. While colleges are ready to accept tuition payments funded by Tennessee's lottery, that doesn't mean tickets for the games of chance will be sold on state campuses.
- $28.5 million California lottery ticket unclaimed. California's public schools appeared to be the big winners Monday night when a $28.5 million lottery ticket went unclaimed after six months.
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.$230 Million
Mar 12, 2008
- 6.$170 Million
Mar 10, 2010
- 7.€112 Million
Mar 11, 2014
- 8.$151 Million
Mar 11, 2011
- 9.$150 Million
Mar 9, 2013
- 10.$148 Million
Mar 9, 2012
- 11.$142 Million
Mar 10, 2007
- 12.€111.49 Million
Mar 10, 2018
- 13.€117.05 Million
Mar 9, 2019
- 14.$119 Million
Mar 11, 2015
- 15.€80 Million
Mar 11, 2011
- 16.$110 Million
Mar 11, 2020
- 17.$106 Million
Mar 10, 2017
- 18.$104 Million
Mar 11, 2017
- 19.€73 Million
Mar 12, 2019
- 20.$79 Million
Mar 10, 2004
- 21.€72 Million
Mar 10, 2017
- 22.$75 Million
Mar 10, 2020
- 23.€61 Million
Mar 13, 2020
- 24.$62.9 Million
Mar 10, 2014
- 25.$62 Million
Mar 11, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1994
26 years old
Thursday, Mar 9, 1989
31 years old
Saturday, Mar 9, 1985
35 years old
Saturday, Mar 9, 1985
35 years old
Tuesday, Mar 9, 1982
38 years old
Monday, Mar 9, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Mar 9, 1978
42 years old
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1977
43 years old
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1977
43 years old
Tuesday, Mar 9, 1971
49 years old
Saturday, Mar 9, 1968
52 years old
Friday, Mar 9, 1962
58 years old
Tuesday, Mar 9, 1954
66 years old
Tuesday, Mar 9, 1954
66 years old
Monday, Mar 9, 1953
67 years old
Monday, Mar 9, 1953
67 years old
Thursday, Mar 9, 1950
70 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza. Twelve Palestinians militants are killed as part of the latest escalation in violence in the region.
- Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
- Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
- President Soeharto inaugurated Jagorawi Toll Road, the first toll highway in Indonesia, connecting Jakarta, Bogor and Ciawi, West Java.
- The Hanafi Siege: In a thirty-nine-hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
- Forty-two people die in the Cavalese cable car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
- The Mars 7 Flyby bus releases the descent module too early, missing Mars.
- Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.
- Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that the Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
- Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
- The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
- The 8.6 Mw Andreanof Islands earthquake shakes the Aleutian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), causing $5 million in damage from ground movement and a destructive tsunami that affected Hawaii, where two people were killed in a plane crash while documenting its arrival.
- Soviet forces suppress mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinization policy.
- McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly.
- Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.
- World War II: The first nocturnal incendiary attack on Tokyo inflicts damage comparable to that inflicted on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki five months later.
- World War II: A coup d'état by Japanese forces in French Indochina removes the French from power.
- World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a five-day battle.
- World War II: Soviet Army planes attack Tallinn, Estonia.
- World War II: Dutch East Indies, represented by KNIL Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Hein Ter Poorten, unconditionally surrendered to the Japanese forces in Kalijati, Subang, West Java, and the Japanese completed their Dutch East Indies campaign.
- Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
- Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
- Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico.
- The Westmoreland County coal strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
- Inter Milan was founded on Football Club Internazionale, following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club.
- Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adwa.
- American Civil War: USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
- Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
- Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera composers.
- The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
- The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
- Francis Ronalds describes the first battery-operated clock in the Philosophical Magazine.
- Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
- Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
- The Wealth of Nations by Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith is published.
- After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.
- David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
- Augsburg becomes a Free imperial city.
- Bulgarian Tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
- Khwarazmian sultan Jalal ad-Din conquers the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
- First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
- 141 BC
- Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han dynasty of China.
Births On This Day
- Jeon So-mi, Canadian-South Korean singer (I.O.I)
- Darsheel Safary, Indian actor
- Morgan Rielly, Canadian ice hockey player
- Suga, Korean artist (BTS)
- Jooyoung, Korean singer-songwriter
- Daley Blind, Dutch footballer
- Tatsuki Machida, Japanese figure skater
- Aras Özbiliz, Turkish-Armenian footballer
- Matt Robinson, New Zealand rugby league player
- YG (rapper), American rapper
- Kim Tae-yeon, South Korean Singer
- Bow Wow, American rapper, actor, and television host
- Tochiōzan Yūichirō, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Colin Greening, Canadian ice hockey player
- Brittany Snow, American actress and producer
- Brent Burns, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jesse Litsch, American baseball player
- Pastor Maldonado, Venezuelan race car driver
- Parthiv Patel, Indian cricketer
- Abdoulay Konko, French footballer
- Julia Mancuso, American skier
- Simon Dominic, South Korean hip hop recording artist
- Wayne Simien, American basketball player
- Clint Dempsey, American soccer player
- Ryan Bayley, Australian cyclist
- Matt Bowen, Australian rugby league player
- Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, Croatian tennis player
- Antonio Bryant, American football player
- Clay Rapada, American baseball player
- Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor, model, and writer
- Oscar Isaac, Guatemalan-American actor
- Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
- Radek Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player
- Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host
- Roy Makaay, Dutch footballer and manager
- Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentinian footballer
- Mark Harrity, Australian cricketer
- Liam Griffin, English race car driver and businessman
- Jean Louisa Kelly, American actress
- Travis Lane Stork, American physician
- Jodey Arrington, U.S. Congressman from Texas
- Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
- Naveen Jindal, Indian businessman and politician
- Martin Johnson, English rugby player and coach
- David Guido Pietroni, Italian director and producer
- Kimberly Guilfoyle, American lawyer and journalist
- Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer
- Brendan Canty, American drummer and songwriter
- Tony Lockett, Australian footballer
- Michael Patrick MacDonald, Irish-American author and activist
- Brian Bosworth, American football player and actor
- Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Juliette Binoche, French actress
- Phil Housley, American ice hockey player and coach
- Valérie Lemercier, French actress, singer, director
- Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
- Ivan Henjak, Australian rugby player and coach
- Terry Mulholland, American baseball player
- David Pogue, American journalist and author
- Jean-Marc Vallée, Canadian director and screenwriter
- Jan Furtok, Polish footballer and manager
- Mike Leach, American football player and coach
- Rick Steiner, American wrestler
- Darrell Walker, American basketball player and coach
- Linda Fiorentino, American actress
- Giovanni di Lorenzo, Swedish-German journalist
- Takaaki Kajita, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Lonny Price, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Martin Fry, English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer
- Paul MacLean, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- PZ Myers, American biologist, author, and academic
- Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
- Mark Dantonio, American football player and coach
- Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
- David Willetts, English academic and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Teo Fabi, Italian race car driver
- Ornella Muti, Italian actress
- Józef Pinior, Polish academic and politician
- Carlos Ghosn, Brazilian-Lebanese-French business executive
- Bobby Sands, PIRA volunteer; Irish republican politician (d. 1981)
- Jock Taylor, Scottish motorcycle racer (d. 1982)
- Bill Beaumont, English rugby player and manager
- Helen Zille, South African journalist and politician, 7th Premier of the Western Cape
- Doug Ault, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
- Andy North, American golfer
- Howard Shelley, English pianist and conductor
- Trevor Burton, English singer and guitarist
- Neil Hamilton, Welsh lawyer and politician
- Emma Bonino, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Eric Fischl, American painter and sculptor
- Jeffrey Osborne, American singer and drummer
- Keri Hulme, New Zealand author and poet
- Alexandra Bastedo, English actress (d. 2014)
- Warren Skaaren, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1990)
- Bernd Hölzenbein, German footballer and scout
- Robert Calvert, English singer-songwriter and playwright (d. 1988)
- Robin Trower, English rock guitarist and vocalist
- Lee Irvine, South African cricketer
- Bobby Fischer, American chess player and author (d. 2008)
- Charles Gibson, American journalist
- Ion Caramitru, Romanian actor and artistic director
- John Cale, Welsh singer-songwriter, viola player, and producer
- Mark Lindsay, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer
- Jim Colbert, American golfer
- Ernesto Miranda, American criminal (d. 1976)
- Raul Julia, Puerto Rican-American actor (d. 1994)
- Bernard Landry, Canadian lawyer and politician, 28th Premier of Quebec
- Harry Neale, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
- Brian Redman, English race car driver
- Mickey Gilley, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Marty Ingels, American actor and comedian (d. 2015)
- Andrew Viterbi, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Qualcomm Inc.
- Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1968)
- Joyce Van Patten, American actress
- Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, 62nd Mayor of Toronto
- Lloyd Price, American R&B singer-songwriter
- David Weatherall, English physician, geneticist, and academic
- Qayyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 2014)
- Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican-American astrologer and actor
- Jože Pučnik, Slovenian sociologist and politician (d. 2003)
- Jackie Healy-Rae, Irish politician (d. 2014)
- Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2015)
- Taina Elg, Finnish-American actress and dancer
- Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Guyana (d. 2002)
- Zillur Rahman, Bangladeshi politician, 19th President of Bangladesh (d. 2013)
- Gerald Bull, Canadian-American engineer and academic (d. 1990)
- Keely Smith, American singer and actress (d. 2017)
- Joe Franklin, American radio and television host (d. 2015)
- Frank Gaylord, American sculptor (d. 2018)
- Peter Scholl-Latour, German journalist, author, and academic (d. 2014)
- James L. Buckley, American lawyer, judge, and politician
- André Courrèges, French fashion designer (d. 2016)
- Walter Kohn, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
- Ian Turbott, New Zealand-Australian former diplomat and university administrator ( d. 2016)
- Bill Bainbridge, English former footballer
- Carl Betz, American actor (d. 1978)
- Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (d. 1998)
- Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (d. 2015)
- George Lincoln Rockwell, American sailor and politician, founded the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)
- Mickey Spillane, American crime novelist (d. 2006)
- Johnnie Johnson, English air marshal and pilot (d. 2001)
- Samuel Barber, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)
- Gerard Helders, Dutch jurist and politician, Dutch Minister of Colonial Affairs (d. 2013)
- Paul Wilbur Klipsch, American soldier and engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (d. 2002)
- Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
- Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (d. 1948)
- Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian soldier and politician (d. 1971)
- Vita Sackville-West, English author, poet, and gardener (d. 1962)
- José P. Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Philippines (d. 1959)
- Rupert Balfe, Australian footballer and lieutenant (d. 1915)
- Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician and diplomat, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1986)
- Fritz Lenz, German geneticist and physician (d. 1976)
- Phil Mead, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1958)
- Eddie Foy, Sr., American actor and dancer (d. 1928)
- Hamo Thornycroft, English sculptor and academic (d. 1925)
- Martin Pierre Marsick, Belgian violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
- Frederick A. Schroeder, German-American businessman and politician, 18th Mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)
- Amasa Leland Stanford, American businessman and politician, founded Stanford University (d. 1893)
- Samuel Blatchford, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1893)
- David Davis, American jurist and politician (d. 1886)
- Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet and playwright (d. 1861)
- Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)
- William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)
- Franz Joseph Gall, German neuroanatomist and physiologist (d. 1828)
- Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general (d. 1800)
- Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, French journalist and politician (d. 1791)
- Josef Mysliveček, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1781)
- Friederike Caroline Neuber, German actress (d. 1760)
- Franz Anton von Sporck, German noble (d. 1738)
- Robert Giguère, early pioneer in New France (d. 1709)
- Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (d. 1591)
- David Fabricius, German theologian, cartographer and astronomer (d. 1617)
- Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer and explorer (d. 1512)
- Francesco Sassetti, Italian banker (d. 1490)
- Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)
- Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1271)
Deaths On This Day
- Jo Min-ki, Korean actor (b. 1965)
- Howard Hodgkin, British painter (b. 1932)
- Robert Horton, American actor (b. 1924)
- Clyde Lovellette, American basketball player and coach (b. 1929)
- James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, Northern Irish soldier and politician (b. 1920)
- Mohammed Fahim, Afghan field marshal and politician, Vice President of Afghanistan (b. 1924)
- William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (b. 1925)
- Max Jakobson, Finnish journalist and diplomat (b. 1923)
- Viren J. Shah, Indian businessman and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (b. 1926)
- Merton Simpson, American painter and art collector (b. 1928)
- Willye Dennis, American librarian and politician (b. 1926)
- Jose Tomas Sanchez, Filipino cardinal (b. 1920)
- Agnes Torres, Mexican psychologist, researcher, and transgender activist (b. 1939)
- David S. Broder, American journalist and academic (b. 1929)
- Willie Davis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1940)
- Doris Haddock, American activist and politician (b. 1910)
- Brad Delp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
- Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
- Tom Fox, American activist (b. 1951)
- John Profumo, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1915)
- Chris LeDoux, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
- István Nyers, French-Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
- Rust Epique, American guitarist and painter (b. 1968)
- Albert Mol, Dutch actor and author (b. 1917)
- Stan Brakhage, American director and cinematographer (b. 1933)
- Bernard Dowiyogo, Nauruan politician, 2nd President of Nauru (b. 1946)
- Jean Coulthard, Canadian composer and educator (b. 1908)
- Ivo Robić, Croatian singer-songwriter (b. 1923)
- Harry Somers, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1925)
- Jean-Dominique Bauby, French journalist and author (b. 1952)
- Terry Nation, Welsh author and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (b. 1972)
- George Burns, American actor and comedian (b. 1896)
- Charles Bukowski, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1920)
- Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler, referee, and manager (b. 1928)
- Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (b. 1917)
- C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian and author (b. 1909)
- Menachem Begin, Belarusian-Israeli soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
- Jim Hardin, American baseball player (b. 1943)
- Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (b. 1946)
- Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Chancellor of Germany (b. 1904)
- Harry Catterick, English footballer and manager (b. 1919)
- Faye Emerson, American actress (b. 1917)
- Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr., American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
- Harry Womack, American singer (b. 1945)
- Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (b. 1902)
- Abdul Munim Riad, Egyptian general (b. 1919)
- Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (b. 1870)
- Miroslava, Czech-Mexican actress (b. 1925)
- Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (b. 1874)
- Edgar de Wahl, Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and scholar (b. 1867)
- Jhaverchand Meghani, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1896)
- Otto Freundlich, German painter and sculptor (b. 1878)
- Paul Elmer More, American journalist and critic (b. 1864)
- Mikao Usui, Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (b. 1865)
- Willard Metcalf, American painter and academic (b. 1858)
- Frank Wedekind, German author and playwright (b. 1864)
- Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and linguist (b. 1845)
- Sondre Norheim, Norwegian-American skier (b. 1825)
- Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian journalist and author (b. 1836)
- William I, German Emperor (b. 1797)
- Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (b. 1777)
- Mary Anning, English paleontologist (b. 1799)
- Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet, author, and critic (b. 1743)
- Ozias Humphry, English painter and academic (b. 1742)
- Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed the Piercefield House and St James' Church (b. 1739)
- Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English courtier and politician (b. 1638)
- Cardinal Mazarin, Italian-French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1602)
- James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1606)
- Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier and politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1590)
- David Rizzio, Italian-Scottish courtier and politician (b. 1533)
- Leonardo Bruni, Italian humanist (b. 1374)
- Frances of Rome, Italian nun and saint (b. 1384)
- Sverre of Norway (b. 1145)
- Zhu Youqian, Chinese warlord
- Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi, Muslim scholar and astrologer (b. 787)
- Humbert, bishop of Würzburg
- Alan of Farfa, Aquitanian scholar and hermit