On This Day in History: May 1
May 1 is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 244 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- NJ man wins his second major lottery jackpot. A New Jersey man collected a $3 million lottery jackpot just two years after he won more than $730,000 from another game.
- Michigan man wins $100K playing lottery online. Patrick Rudolph was sitting at home playing online lottery games when he nearly missed that he'd won a huge prize.
- N.J. man charged in $10K lottery scam on 84-year-old woman. A New Jersey man tricked an 84-year-old woman into handing over more than $10,000 after telling her she won a lottery, but needed to pay the taxes on the winnings in advance, authorities said.
- Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $61 million sold in California. The winning ticket for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing was sold in Laguna Hills, California.
- $348 MILLION: April misses bring May riches. This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot that will tempt a lot of people to take a chance at unimaginable wealth.
- Florida couple, nearly penniless, claim half of $414M lottery jackpot. She had less than $5 cash with her when she filed for bankruptcy two years ago, but Tuesday, a Merritt Island, Florida, woman held a giant novelty check for more than $200 million in lottery winnings.
- One brother convicted, one acquitted in $5M lottery trial. In a closely-watched trial in Syracuse, New York, a judge convicted one brother accused of stealing a winning $5 million lottery ticket from a convenience store customer but threw out conspiracy charges against his brother.
- Arkansas woman loses bid for $1M lottery ticket picked from trash. An Arkansas woman who cashed a $1 million lottery ticket may have to give up the winnings to a woman who threw away the ticket after she bought it, according to a judge's ruling Tuesday.
- Woman arrested for trying to fake jackpot winning lottery ticket. An Elgin, Illinois, woman tried to cash in on the record $656 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot with a ticket she bought online eight minutes after the winning numbers were drawn, officials said today.
- Powerball lottery 10x promotion starts today. Starting today, May 1, lottery players across the United States purchasing Powerball tickets with the Power Play option will have a chance to increase their winnings by ten times.
- N.C. lottery store owners, employees winning big and often. Some of the same people who sell North Carolina Education Lottery tickets are winning big and winning often -- and that makes some people suspicious.
- Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $61 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $61 million, with a cash option of $27 million.
- Mega Million lottery jackpot grows to $41 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game grew to $41 million Saturday.
- Florida Lottery had big winners this weekend. All three big Florida Lottery jackpot games had big winners this weekend, including two players who will share a $12 million jackpot.
- Oklahoma Lottery adds new claims centers. Winners of up to five-thousand dollars in the Oklahoma Lottery will be able to cash in their tickets at some Homeland grocery stores beginning today.
- Thief can't resist lure of lottery tickets. A jackpot-seeking thief swooped into a south Raleigh convenience store early Saturday morning, grabbed a plastic dispenser filled with $1,100 worth of lottery tickets and then ran away, according to police.
- Expect N.C. lottery changes to affirm education spending. In its upcoming session, North Carolina lawmakers will debate changes to laws to decide how lottery funds are spent.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$361.5 Million
May 4, 2016
- 2.$345 Million
May 4, 2021
- 3.$266 Million
May 4, 2010
- 4.$252 Million
May 3, 2019
- 5.$225 Million
May 1, 2009
- 6.$200 Million
May 1, 2020
- 7.$195 Million
May 2, 2018
- 8.$181 Million
May 1, 2019
- 9.$179 Million
May 3, 2008
- 10.€146.19 Million
May 3, 2021
- 11.$165 Million
May 1, 2013
- 12.€145.23 Million
May 2, 2019
- 13.$155 Million
May 2, 2000
- 14.$145 Million
May 1, 2004
- 15.$131.3 Million
May 1, 2021
- 16.€98 Million
May 1, 2009
- 17.$130 Million
May 3, 2017
- 18.$128 Million
May 3, 2016
- 19.$126 Million
May 3, 2013
- 19.$126 Million
May 1, 2018
- 21.€88 Million
May 2, 2014
- 22.$102 Million
May 1, 2012
- 23.$100 Million
May 2, 2008
- 24.€90 Million
May 1, 2020
- 25.€77 Million
May 7, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, May 1, 1984
37 years old
Sunday, May 1, 1983
38 years old
Monday, May 1, 1978
43 years old
Monday, May 1, 1978
43 years old
Tuesday, May 1, 1973
48 years old
Sunday, May 1, 1960
61 years old
Thursday, May 1, 1958
63 years old
Thursday, May 1, 1958
63 years old
Saturday, May 1, 1954
67 years old
Thursday, May 1, 1947
74 years old
Wednesday, May 1, 1946
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Naxalite attack in Gadchiroli district of India: Sixteen army soldiers, including a driver, killed in an IED blast. Naxals targeted an anti-Naxal operations team.
- Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
- Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
- Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
- Invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (off the coast of California), U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended".
- OpenOffice.org released version 1.0, the first stable version of the software.
- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
- The body of British climber George Mallory is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.
- SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon.
- Croatian War of Independence: Croatian forces launch Operation Flash.
- Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident whilst leading the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.
- Dingiri Banda Wijetunga became president of Sri Lanka automatically after killing of R Premadasa in LTTE bomb explosion.
- The former Philippine Episcopal Church (supervised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America) is granted full autonomy and raised to the status of an Autocephalous Anglican Province and renamed the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.
- Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
- The Sydney Entertainment Centre is opened.
- Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
- Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
- Thirty-six people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
- The Argentine guerrilla organization Montoneros is expelled from Plaza de Mayo by president Juan Perón.
- Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) takes over operation of U.S. passenger rail service.
- Vietnam War: Protests erupt following the announcement by Richard Nixon that the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces would attack Vietnamese communists in a Cambodian Campaign.
- Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
- Cross-Strait relations: Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China, takes place.
- The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
- Formation of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra; also known as "Maharashtra Day".
- Cold War: U-2 incident: Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
- Thirty-four people are killed when a Vickers Viking airliner crashes in Hampshire, England.
- The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
- A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.
- Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily by the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano where 11 persons are killed and 33 wounded.
- Start of three-year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
- The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
- World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany". The Soviet flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery, by order of Stalin.
- World War II: Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children are also killed by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouths by their mother, Magda.
- World War II: Forces of the Soviet Red Army liberate Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at Stalag Luft I near Barth, Germany.
- World War II: Up to 2,500 people die in a mass suicide in Demmin following the advance of the Red Army.
- World War II: Yugoslav Partisans liberate Trieste.
- World War II: Two hundred Communist prisoners are shot by the Germans at Kaisariani, Athens in reprisal for the killing of General Franz Krech by partisans at Molaoi.
- World War II: German forces launch a major attack during the siege of Tobruk.
- The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
- "Pluto" is officially proposed for the name of the newly discovered dwarf planet Pluto by Vesto Slipher in the Lowell Observatory Observation Circular. The name quickly catches on.
- The 7.2 Mw Kopet Dag earthquake shakes the Iran-Turkmenistan border region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing up to 3,800 and injuring 1,121.
- The Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded by the American Federation of Labor.
- The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
- German troops enter Munich to suppress the Bavarian Soviet Republic.
- The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202nd, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives.
- The Scofield Mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
- Spanish-American War: Battle of Manila Bay: The Asiatic Squadron of the United States Navy destroys the Pacific Squadron of the Spanish Navy after a seven-hour battle. Spain loses all seven of its ships, and 381 Spanish sailors die. There are no American vessel losses or combat deaths.
- Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
- The World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.
- Rallies are held throughout the United States demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket affair in Chicago, in commemoration of which May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in many countries.
- The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opens for business.
- The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demands the eight-hour work day in the United States.
- Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.
- Alexandra Palace reopens after being burned down in a fire in 1873.
- The Memphis Race Riots begin. In three days time, 46 blacks and two whites were killed. Reports of the atrocities influenced passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- The Empire of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay sign the Treaty of the Triple Alliance.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.
- American Civil War: The Union Army completes its capture of New Orleans.
- The Province of Isabela was created in the Philippines in honor of Queen Isabela II.
- Queen Victoria opens The Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace in London.
- The few remaining Mormons left in Nauvoo, Illinois, formally dedicate the Nauvoo Temple.
- Hong Kong Police Force, the world's second modern police force and Asia's first, is established.
- The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
- Execution of the Cato Street Conspirators, who plotted to kill the British Cabinet and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool.
- The Slave Trade Act 1807 takes effect, abolishing the slave trade within the British Empire.
- War of the Pyrenees: The Battle of Boulou ends, in which French forces defeat the Spanish and regain nearly all the land they lost to Spain in 1793.
- In Vienna, Austria, Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time.
- American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
- Establishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt, Upper Bavaria, by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt.
- Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.
- Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
- The Act of Union joining England and Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain takes effect.
- Stephen Báthory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- Battle of Arkinholm, Royal forces end the Black Douglas hegemony in Scotland.
- Wars of Scottish Independence end: By the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton, England recognises Scotland as an independent state.
- Norman mercenaries land at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland.
- The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
- King Sigismund of Burgundy is executed at Orléans after an eight-year reign and is succeeded by his brother Godomar.
- Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman emperor.
- 475 BC
- Roman consul Publius Valerius Poplicola celebrates a Roman triumph for his victory over Veii and the Sabines.
Births On This Day
- Charli D'Amelio, American social media influencer and dancer
- Christopher J. Alexis Jr., Grenadian road cyclist
- Daniel Saifiti, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
- Jacob Saifiti, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
- Michael Seaton, Jamaican footballer
- Collin Seedorf, Dutch footballer
- Wallace Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
- Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, French footballer
- Ifeoma Nwoye, Nigerian wrestler
- Hani (singer), South Korean singer and actress
- Trevor Philp, Canadian alpine skier
- Bradley Roby, American football player
- Marcus Stroman, American baseball player
- Daniel Talbot, British sprinter
- Uriel Álvarez, Mexican footballer
- Caitlin Stasey, Australian actress
- Diego Contento, German footballer
- Scooter Gennett, American baseball player
- Alejandro Arribas, Spanish footballer
- Poļina Jeļizarova, Latvian runner
- Maria Balaba, Latvian figure skater
- Maxim Gustik, Belarusian freestyle skier
- Teodor Peterson, Swedish cross-country skier
- Anushka Sharma, Indian actress and film producer
- Leonardo Bonucci, Italian footballer
- Glen Coffee, American football player
- Iván DeJesús Jr., Puerto Rican baseball player
- Marcus Drum, Australian footballer
- Jerome Dyson, American basketball player
- Amir Johnson, American basketball player
- Ryan Mathews, American football player
- Saidi Ntibazonkiza, Burundian footballer
- Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player
- Marissa Ponich, Canadian fencer
- Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2013)
- Adam Casey, Australian footballer
- Cassie Jaye, American actress and film director
- Jesse Klaver, Dutch politician
- Lee Chang-min, South Korean singer
- Brent Stanton, Australian footballer
- Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
- David Backes, American ice hockey player
- Mišo Brečko, Slovenian footballer
- Patrick Eaves, American ice hockey player
- Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
- Farah Fath, American actress
- Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese singer and actor
- Víctor Montaño, Colombian footballer
- Mark Seaby, Australian footballer
- Alain Bernard, French swimmer
- Human Tornado, American wrestler
- Park Hae-jin, South Korean actor
- Beto, Portuguese footballer
- Jamie Dornan, Northern Irish model and actor
- Mark Farren, Irish footballer (d. 2016)
- Katya Zamolodchikova, American drag queen
- Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player
- Darijo Srna, Croatian footballer
- Manny Acosta, Panamanian baseball player
- Derek Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer
- Alexander Hleb, Belarusian footballer
- Wes Welker, American football player
- Marvin Cabrera, Mexican footballer
- Rob Davison, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Inês Henriques, Portuguese race walker
- Jan Heylen, Belgian race car driver
- Jay Reatard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
- Yuliya Tabakova, Russian athlete
- Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
- Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
- James Badge Dale, American actor
- Michael Russell, American tennis player
- Vera Lischka, Austrian swimmer and politician
- Patricia Stokkers, Dutch swimmer
- Austin Croshere, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)
- Nina Hossain, English journalist
- Alexey Smertin, Russian international footballer
- Peter Baah, English footballer and manager
- Mike Jesse, German footballer
- Curtis Martin, American football player
- Oliver Neuville, German footballer
- Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Yemeni terrorist
- Julie Benz, American actress
- Yoon Hae-young, South Korean actress
- Ethan Albright, American football player
- Stuart Appleby, Australian golfer
- Kim Grant, South African tennis player
- Artur Kohutek, Polish hurdler and soldier
- Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor in Tamil cinema and race car driver
- Bernard Butler, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Wes Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Mary Lou McDonald, Irish politician
- Billy Owens, American basketball player
- Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer and manager
- D'arcy Wretzky, American bass player and singer
- Tim McGraw, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Olaf Thon, German footballer and manager
- Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater
- Maia Morgenstern, Romanian actress
- Ted Sundquist, American football player, coach, and manager
- Sultan Günal-Gezer, Dutch politician
- Clint Malarchuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Marilyn Milian, American judge
- Vasiliy Sidorenko, Russian hammer thrower
- Steve Cauthen, American jockey and sportscaster
- Yasmina Reza, French actress and playwright
- Lawrence Seeff, South African cricketer and basket weaver
- Rick Darling, Australian cricketer
- Uberto Pasolini, Italian banker, director, and producer
- Catherine Frot, French actress
- Phil Foglio, American illustrator
- Alex Cunningham, Scottish politician
- Martin O'Donnell, American composer
- Ray Searage, American baseball player and coach
- Ray Parker Jr., American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Joel Rosenberg, Canadian-American author and activist (d. 2011)
- Glen Ballard, American songwriter and producer
- Richard Blundell, English economist and academic
- Kim Lewison, English lawyer and judge
- Peter Smith, Malaysian-born English academic and judge
- Gordon Greenidge, Barbadian cricketer and coach
- Geoff Lees, English race car driver
- Sally Mann, American photographer
- Dann Florek, American actor and director
- Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer and coach
- Jim Clench, Canadian bass player (d. 2010)
- Tim Hodgkinson, English saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer
- Paul Teutul Sr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers
- Györgyi Balogh, Hungarian sprinter
- Patricia Hill Collins, American sociologist and scholar
- Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)
- Sergio Infante, Chilean-Swedish poet and author
- Joanna Lumley, English actress, voice-over artist, author, and activist
- John Woo, Hong Kong director, producer, and screenwriter
- Rita Coolidge, American singer-songwriter
- Carson Whitsett, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2007)
- Vassal Gadoengin, Nauruan politician (d. 2004)
- Joe Walsh, Irish politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (d. 2014)
- Judy Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch model (d. 1980)
- Victor Davies, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor
- Una Stubbs, English actress and dancer
- Danièle Huillet, French filmmaker (d. 2006)
- Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (d. 2014)
- Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician
- Tang Chang, Thai artist (d. 1990)
- Shirley Horn, American singer and pianist (d. 2005)
- Phillip King, Tunisian-English sculptor
- John Meillon, Australian actor (d. 1989)
- Sandy Woodward, English admiral (d. 2013)
- Tabibar Rahman Sarder, Bangladeshi politician. (d. 2010)
- Naim Attallah, Palestinian author (d. 2021)
- Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (d. 2011)
- Richard Riordan, American lieutenant and politician, 39th Mayor of Los Angeles and publisher
- Little Walter Jacobs, American blues harp player and singer (d. 1968)
- Ralf Dahrendorf, German-English sociologist and politician (d. 2009)
- Sonny Ramadhin, Trinidadian cricketer
- Sonny James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- Delfim Netto, Brazilian economist
- Gary Bertini, Israeli conductor and composer (d. 2005)
- Laura Betti, Italian actress (d. 2004)
- Albert Zafy, Malagasy politician, 3rd President of Madagascar (d. 2017)
- Bernard Vukas, Yugoslav-Croatian footballer (d. 1983)
- Peter Lax, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic
- Chuck Bednarik, American lieutenant and football player (d. 2015)
- Scott Carpenter, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2013)
- Sardar Fazlul Karim, Bangladeshi philosopher, scholar, and academic (d. 2014)
- Evelyn Boyd Granville, American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic
- Karel Kachyňa, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- Terry Southern, American novelist, essayist, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Joseph Heller, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1999)
- Antônio Maria Mucciolo, Italian-Brazilian archbishop (d. 2012)
- Marcel Rayman, Polish soldier (d. 1944)
- Alastair Gillespie, Canadian scholar and politician (d. 2018)
- Vladimir Colin, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1991)
- Manna Dey, Indian singer and composer (d. 2013)
- Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Moroccan businessman and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Morocco (d. 2018)
- Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (d. 2005)
- Gersh Budker, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (d. 1977)
- Jack Paar, American comedian, author and talk show host (d. 2004)
- John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (d. 1996)
- Ulric Cross, Trinidadian navigator, judge, and diplomat (d. 2013)
- Danielle Darrieux, French actress and singer (d. 2017)
- Ahron Soloveichik, Russian rabbi and scholar (d. 2001)
- Antoni Bazaniak, Polish sprint canoeist (d. 1979)
- Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2006)
- Hanns Martin Schleyer, German businessman (d. 1977)
- Jaap van der Poll, Dutch javelin thrower (d. 2010)
- Louis Nye, American actor (d. 2005)
- Walter Susskind, Czech-English pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 1980)
- Otto Kretschmer, German admiral (d. 1998)
- Wilfred Watson, English-Canadian poet, playwright and educator (d. 1998)
- Behice Boran, Turkish sociologist and politician (d. 1987)
- Raya Dunayevskaya, Ukrainian-American philosopher and activist (d. 1987)
- Dirk Andries Flentrop, Dutch organ builder (d. 2003)
- J. Allen Hynek, American astronomer and ufologist (d. 1986)
- Nejdet Sançar, Turkish literature teacher (d. 1975)
- Endel Puusepp, Estonian-Soviet military pilot and politician (d. 1996)
- Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1990)
- Giovannino Guareschi, Italian journalist and author (d. 1968)
- Morris Kline, American mathematician and academic (d. 1992)
- Hayes Alvis, American bassist (d. 1972)
- Kate Smith, American singer and actress (d. 1986)
- Horst Schumann, German SS officer and physician (d. 1983)
- Henry Koster, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1988)
- Sterling Allen Brown, American poet, academic, and critic (d. 1989)
- Heinz Eric Roemheld, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
- Antal Szerb, Hungarian scholar and author (d. 1945)
- Ignazio Silone, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1978)
- Aleksander Wat, Polish poet and writer (d. 1967)
- Alfred Schmidt, Estonian weightlifter (d. 1972)
- Herbert Backe, German agronomist and politician (d. 1947)
- Mark W. Clark, American general (d. 1984)
- J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
- Nikolai Yezhov, Soviet secret police official, head of the NKVD (d. 1940)
- May Hollinworth, Australian theatre producer and director (d. 1968)
- Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (d. 1988)
- Clelia Lollini, Italian physician (d. 1963 or 1964)
- Alan Cunningham, Anglo-Irish general and diplomat, High Commissioners for Palestine and Transjordan (d. 1983)
- Clément Pansaers, Belgian poet (d. 1922)
- Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor and painter (d. 1973)
- Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (d. 1964)
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French priest, palaeontologist, and philosopher (d. 1955)
- Dave Hall, American runner (d. 1972)
- Romaine Brooks, American-French painter and illustrator (d. 1970)
- Paul Van Asbroeck, Belgian target shooter (d. 1959)
- Hugo Alfvén, Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter (d. 1960)
- Sidónio Pais, Portuguese soldier and politician, 4th President of Portugal (d. 1918)
- Seakle Greijdanus, Dutch theologian and scholar (d. 1948)
- Emiliano Chamorro Vargas, President of Nicaragua (d. 1966)
- Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (d. 1948)
- Marcel Prévost, French novelist and playwright (d. 1941)
- Jacqueline Comerre-Paton, French painter and sculptor (d. 1955)
- Theo van Gogh, Dutch art dealer (d. 1891)
- Cecilia Beaux, American painter and academic (d. 1942)
- Jacob Mikhailovich Gordin, Jewish Ukrainian-American journalist, actor, and playwright (d. 1909)
- Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman and professional scout (d. 1903)
- Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
- Laza Lazarević, Serbian psychiatrist and neurologist (d. 1891)
- Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (d. 1942)
- Adelsteen Normann, Norwegian painter (d. 1919)
- Henry Demarest Lloyd, American journalist and politician (d. 1903)
- Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and activist (d. 1903)
- Guido Gezelle, Belgian priest and poet (d. 1899)
- José de Alencar, Brazilian author and playwright (d. 1877)
- Frederick Sandys, English painter and illustrator (d. 1904)
- Jules Breton, French painter (d. 1906)
- Johann Jakob Balmer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1898)
- George Inness, American painter and educator (d. 1894)
- Alexander William Williamson, English chemist and academic (d. 1904)
- Henry Ayers, English-Australian politician, 8th Premier of South Australia (d. 1897)
- James Clarence Mangan, Irish poet and author (d. 1849)
- Phoebe Hinsdale Brown, American hymnwriter (d. 1861)
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Irish-English field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1852)
- Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1820)
- Judith Sargent Murray, American poet and playwright (d. 1820)
- Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen, Dutch admiral and philanthropist (d. 1819)
- Joshua Rowley, English admiral (d. 1790)
- Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1719)
- William Lilly, English astrologer (d. 1681)
- John Haynes, English-American politician, 1st Governor of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1653)
- Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer (d. 1666)
- Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (d. 1612)
- Marco da Gagliano, Italian composer (d. 1643)
- Wolphert Gerretse, Dutch-American farmer, co-founded New Netherland (d. 1662)
- Franciscus Junius, French theologian (d. 1602)
- Johannes Stadius, German astronomer, astrologer, mathematician (d. 1579)
- Sidonie of Bavaria, eldest daughter of Duke Albrecht IV of Bavaria-Munich (d. 1505)
- Rinchinbal Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1332)
- Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
- John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
- Rudolf I of Germany (d. 1291)
Deaths On This Day
- Geoff Duke, English-Manx motorcycle racer (b. 1923)
- Vafa Guluzade, Azerbaijani political scientist, academic, and diplomat (b. 1940)
- María Elena Velasco, Mexican actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
- Grace Lee Whitney, American actress (b. 1930)
- Adamu Atta, Nigerian lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Kwara State (b. 1927)
- Radhia Cousot, Tunisian-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1947)
- Assi Dayan, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1945)
- Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican footballer and coach (b. 1951)
- Chris Kelly, American rapper (b. 1978)
- Pierre Pleimelding, French footballer and manager (b. 1952)
- James Kinley, Canadian engineer and politician, 29th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (b. 1925)
- Mordechai Virshubski, German-Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
- Henry Cooper, English boxer (b. 1934)
- Ted Lowe, English sportscaster (b. 1920)
- Helen Wagner, American actress (b. 1918)
- Anthony Mamo, Maltese judge and politician, 1st President of Malta (b. 1909)
- Philipp von Boeselager, German soldier and economist (b. 1917)
- Kenneth Clark, American psychologist and academic (b. 1914)
- Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler and manager (b. 1960)
- Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (b. 1923)
- Ebrahim Al-Arrayedh, Indian poet and author (b. 1908)
- Steve Reeves, American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)
- Eldridge Cleaver, American author and activist (b. 1935)
- Fernand Dumont, Canadian sociologist, philosopher, and poet (b. 1927)
- Antonio Salemme, Italian-American painter (b. 1892)
- Ayrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1960)
- Pierre Bérégovoy, French metallurgist and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1925)
- Ranasinghe Premadasa, Sri Lankan politician, 3rd President of Sri Lanka (b. 1924)
- Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
- Sergio Franchi, Italian-American tenor and actor (b. 1926)
- Sally Kirkland, American journalist (b. 1912)
- V. M. Panchalingam, Sri Lankan civil servant (b. 1930)
- Patrice Tardif, Canadian farmer and politician (b. 1904)
- Ben Lexcen, Australian sailor and architect (b. 1936)
- Hylda Baker, English comedian, actress and music hall performer (b. 1905)
- Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and producer (b. 1916)
- Denise Robins, English journalist and author (b. 1897)
- Jüri Lossmann, Estonian-Swedish runner (b. 1891)
- William Primrose, Scottish viola player and educator (b. 1903)
- Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1903)
- T. R. M. Howard, American surgeon and activist (b. 1908)
- Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet and politician (b. 1939)
- Asger Jorn, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1914)
- Yi Un, Korean prince (b. 1897)
- Jack Adams, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1895)
- Harold Nicolson, English author and politician (b. 1886)
- Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (b. 1911)
- Lope K. Santos, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1879)
- Charles Holden, English architect, designed the Bristol Central Library (b. 1875)
- LeRoy Samse, American pole vaulter (b. 1883)
- Everett Shinn, American painter and illustrator (b. 1876)
- Joseph Goebbels, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897)
- Magda Goebbels, German wife of Joseph Goebbels (b. 1901)
- Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian religious leader, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871)
- Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (b. 1889)
- Princess Margaret of Connaught (b. 1882)
- John Barclay Armstrong, American lieutenant (b. 1850)
- Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (b. 1841)
- Ludwig Büchner, German physiologist and physician (b. 1824)
- David Livingstone, Scottish-English missionary and explorer (b. 1813)
- John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (b. 1774)
- Antoine Louis Dugès, French obstetrician and naturalist (b. 1797)
- Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French general (b. 1768)
- Gottfried Achenwall, Polish-German historian, economist, and jurist (b. 1719)
- Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English politician, First Lord of the Treasury (b. 1669)
- Johann Ludwig Bach, German violinist and composer (b. 1677)
- François de Troy, French painter and engraver (b. 1645)
- Frans Luycx, Flemish painter (b. 1604)
- Pope Pius V (b. 1504)
- Pope Marcellus II (b. 1501)
- Isabella of Portugal (b. 1503)
- Paul I Šubić of Bribir
- Albert I of Germany (b. 1255)
- William II of Villehardouin
- Stefan Uroš I of Serbia (b. 1223)
- Walter de Gray, English prelate and statesman
- Roger de Moulins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
- Diarmait Mac Murchada, King of Leinster (b. 1110)
- Matilda of Scotland (b. 1080)
- Wang Zongji, Chinese prince and pretender
- Marcouf, missionary and saint
- Arcadius, Byzantine emperor (b. 377)