On This Day in History: May 11
May 11 is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 234 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Man waiting to cash in $1,000 lottery ticket wins another $177,777. A Virginia man waiting to cash in his $1,000 winning lottery ticket ended up winning an additional $177,777 before collecting his prize.
- Great-grandmother will give away her $1.8 million lottery jackpot. An Australian great-grandmother has proven she is just as generous as she is lucky by announcing she will be giving much of her $1.8 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win to her family.
- Investigators find another friend of Tipton who cashed rigged lottery prize. A friend of the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association who is implicated in a jackpot-fixing scandal was given a winning Kansas Lottery ticket worth $15,000 in 2011 as an engagement gift, she said Wednesday.
- Lottery scam investigation comes to Tennessee. The Tennessee Education Lottery is cooperating with investigators as they look into one of the most elaborate lottery scams in U.S. history.
- Rhode Island Lottery starts midday drawings. Rhode Island Lottery fans now have another opportunity to win big.
- $170 MILLION: Mega Millions back into the realm of monster jackpots. As Powerball has been grabbing headlines for its frequent big jackpots, the United States's other huge multi-state game, Mega Millions, has been quietly and steadily increasing its jackpot.
- Colorado Lottery starts Mega Millions sales Sunday. The Colorado Lottery will begin selling Mega Millions tickets Sun., May 16, giving Colorado residents two more chances every week to score big jackpots.
- N.J. Lottery to end live broadcast of midday drawing. Beginning Friday, the New Jersey Lottery Commission will stop airing live drawings at 1 p.m. on the state's public television network in an effort to save money.
- Nevada Gov. flip-flops on lottery. Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons might not remember it, but the record shows he has flip-flopped on the issue of a state lottery.
- Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $100 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $100 million, with a cash option of $44.7 million.
- Ohio lottery winner to share winnings. The winner of a $1 million Ohio lottery scratch game jackpot will share his prize among his seven children.
- Kansas lottery tickets to be shredded, not scratched. A state law is forcing the Kansas Lottery to shred an estimated 400,000 unsold scratch-off tickets -- including thousands of dollars worth of jackpot winners.
- Pennsylvania jury clears defendant of lottery deception. A Pennsylvania man didn't strike it rich with a phony Powerball ticket, but he won a victory yesterday when a Dauphin County jury decided he didn't do anything wrong.
- UK Internet lottery making owners wealthy. A new Internet-based lottery, which is supposed to donate its proceeds to charity, is instead enriching its owners to the tune of £10 million (US$18.7 million).
- Winner of $56 Million CA Lottery Jackpot Too Busy To Claim Prize. The lucky winner of a $56 million California SuperLOTTO Plus jackpot did not have the time to claim his ticket because he "had to work a double shift and would try to come back sometime later this week."
- 'Classic' lottery game replacing Michigan Winfall. When Classic Lotto 47 launches Sunday, nostalgic Michigan lottery players will get a new crack at an old favorite. But, against player preference, the Michigan Lottery will be conducting the drawings using a computer instead of a real lottery machine.
- Fortune cookie bet made Powerball lottery players rich. On March 30, over a hundred Powerball lottery players won $100,000 playing numbers from inside fortune cookies, and all the cookies came from the same factory in Long Island City, Queens.
- NY Lotto inching closer to all-time high. The New York Lotto is two rollovers away from its all-time high of $55 million.
- Lottery bill would let N.C. counties decide to join. The North Carolina Legislature's newest lottery bill would give counties the option to participate in a state-run numbers game in which they would receive a portion of the proceeds for school construction.
- Powerball lottery win energizes Pennsylvania neighborhood. Residents near the Bucks County convenience store that sold the winning $213 million Powerball ticket are thrilled to have such a big winner in their midst.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$316 Million
May 14, 2019
- 2.$270 Million
May 11, 2013
- 3.$257 Million
May 12, 2018
- 4.$248 Million
May 12, 2020
- 5.$235 Million
May 11, 2019
- 6.$184 Million
May 13, 2017
- 7.€123 Million
May 13, 2011
- 8.$170 Million
May 14, 2013
- 9.€150.5 Million
May 11, 2019
- 10.$166 Million
May 13, 2008
- 11.$161 Million
May 13, 2016
- 12.$140 Million
May 12, 2015
- 13.$129 Million
May 13, 2009
- 14.€99 Million
May 14, 2010
- 15.$121 Million
May 13, 2014
- 16.$112 Million
May 11, 2007
- 17.€90 Million
May 15, 2015
- 18.$100 Million
May 13, 2006
- 18.$100 Million
May 13, 2015
- 20.€90 Million
May 12, 2017
- 21.$97 Million
May 12, 2010
- 22.$96 Million
May 11, 2005
- 23.€81.1 Million
May 12, 2016
- 24.$90 Million
May 14, 2014
- 25.$89 Million
May 12, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, May 11, 1984
36 years old
Monday, May 11, 1970
50 years old
Sunday, May 11, 1969
51 years old
Friday, May 11, 1962
58 years old
Sunday, May 11, 1958
62 years old
Saturday, May 11, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- More than 120 people are killed in an ISIL bombing in Baghdad.
- Fifteen people are killed and 46 injured in Kinshasa in a stampede caused by tear gas being thrown into soccer stands by police officers attempting to defuse a hostile incident.
- Fifty-two people are killed in a bombing in Reyhanlı, Turkey.
- An Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hits Spain.
- Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
- India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran.
- Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.
- After the aircraft's departure from Miami, a fire started by improperly handled chemical oxygen generators in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 on board.
- The 1996 Mount Everest disaster kills eight people.
- More than 170 countries extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
- Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
- Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in the Bradford City stadium fire.
- Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg's charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times are dismissed.
- The United States performs a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site, which was part of Operation Grommet.
- The 1970 Lubbock tornado kills 26 and causes $250 million in damage.
- Racist bombings in Birmingham, Alabama disrupt nonviolence in the Birmingham campaign and precipitate a crisis involving federal troops.
- In Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann who is living under the alias of Ricardo Klement.
- The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak kills 114.
- Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.
- World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of its crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under its own power.
- World War II: The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis powers on the Gustav Line.
- World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
- William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
- The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established.
- An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
- Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike.
- Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Imperial Russia (later Nicholas II) suffers a critical head injury in an sword attack by a Japanese policeman. He is rescued by Prince George of Greece and Denmark.
- An attack upon a U.S. Army paymaster and escort results in the theft of over $28,000 and the award of two Medals of Honor.
- Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California.
- American Civil War: The ironclad CSS Virginia is scuttled in the James River.
- Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.
- Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
- President James K. Polk asked for a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War. It is approved on May 13.
- The Lady of the Lake strikes an iceberg off Newfoundland and sinks with the loss of up to 265 passengers and crew.
- William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth discover a route across the Blue Mountains, opening up inland Australia to settlement.
- Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the British House of Commons.
- Robert Gray commands the first expedition to sail into the Columbia River.
- War of the Austrian Succession: French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
- Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Dutch Republic.
- Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City.
- Christopher Columbus departs Cádiz on his fourth and final voyage to the Americas.
- Philip IV of France has fifty-four members of the Knights Templar burned at the stake, ostensibly for heresy.
- Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
- A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book.
- Byzantium is renamed Nova Roma during a dedication ceremony, but it is more popularly referred to as Constantinople.
Births On This Day
- Sabrina Carpenter, American singer and actress
- Kaitlyn Dias, American actress and voice artist
- Gelson Martins, Portuguese footballer
- Hagos Gebrhiwet, Ethiopian runner
- Maurice Harkless, American-Puerto Rican basketball player
- Thibaut Courtois, Belgian footballer
- Pablo Sarabia, Spanish footballer
- Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer
- Cam Newton, American football player
- Prince Royce, American singer and songwriter
- Jeremy Maclin, American football player
- Brad Marchand, Canadian ice hockey player
- Blac Chyna, American model and entrepreneur
- Ace Hood, American rapper
- Lim Seul-ong, South Korean singer and actor (2AM)
- Monica Roșu, Romanian gymnast
- Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo, Brazilian footballer
- Abou Diaby, French footballer
- Miguel Veloso, Portuguese footballer
- Andrés Iniesta, Spanish footballer
- Matt Leinart, American football player
- Steven Sotloff, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2014)
- Holly Valance, Australian actress, singer and model
- Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and singer (d. 2013)
- Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
- Ernest Vardanean, Armenian-Moldovan political scientist and journalist
- Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
- Mary Elizabeth Ellis, American actress
- Laetitia Casta, French model and actress
- Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish cellist and composer
- Richard B. Spencer, American white supremacist
- Janne Ahonen, Finnish ski jumper and race car driver
- Pablo Gabriel García, Uruguayan footballer
- Victor Matfield, South African rugby player, coach, and sportscaster
- Bobby Roode, Canadian professional wrestler
- Kardinal Offishall, American rapper and record producer/executive
- Francisco Cordero, Dominican-American baseball player
- Benoît Magimel, French actor
- Darren Ward, English-Welsh footballer and coach
- Tsuyoshi Ogata, Japanese runner
- Tomáš Dvořák, Czech decathlete and coach
- Harold Ford, Jr., American lawyer and politician
- Jason Queally, English cyclist
- Mitch Healey, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Simon Vroemen, Dutch runner
- Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
- Alberto García Aspe, Mexican footballer and manager
- Christoph Schneider, German drummer
- Greg Dulli, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tim Blake Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- John Parrott, English snooker player and sportscaster
- Bobby Witt, American baseball player
- Floyd Youmans, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician, 10th Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation
- Roark Critchlow, Canadian-American actor
- Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian and actor
- Natasha Richardson, English-American actress (d. 2009)
- Steve Bono, American football player
- Luis Felipe, Cuban gang leader, founded the Latin Kings
- Cecile Licad, Filipino classical pianist
- Kike Santander, Colombian doctor and singer-songwriter
- Martha Quinn, American radio and television host
- Dan Ireland, American director and producer (d. 2016)
- Phil Smyth, Australian basketball player and coach
- Mike Nesbitt, Northern Irish journalist and politician
- Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist and producer
- Alex Lester, English radio host
- John DeStefano, Jr., American politician, 49th Mayor of New Haven
- John Clayton, American journalist
- John Gregory, English footballer and manager
- Judith Weir, English composer and educator
- Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian-American actress
- Frances Fisher, English-American actress
- Ed Stelmach, Canadian farmer and politician, 13th Premier of Alberta
- Jeremy Paxman, English journalist and author
- Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor (d. 2014)
- Jack Cantoni, French rugby player (d. 2013)
- Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-English politician
- Pam Ferris, British actress
- Butch Trucks, American drummer (d. 2017)
- Robert Jarvik, American cardiologist, developed the artificial heart
- Floyd Adams Jr., American publisher and politician, 63rd Mayor of Savannah, Georgia (d. 2014)
- John Benaud, Australian cricketer
- Nancy Greene, Canadian skier and politician
- Clarence Ellis, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2014)
- Eric Burdon, English singer-songwriter, actor, and painter
- Ian Redpath, Australian cricketer and coach
- Herbert Müller, Swiss race car driver (d. 1981)
- Dante Tiñga, Filipino jurist and politician
- Johnny Devlin, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter
- Jeanne Little, Australian television personality
- Narendra Patel, Baron Patel, Tanzanian-English obstetrician, academic, and politician
- Cheng Yen, Taiwanese Buddhist nun and philanthropist
- Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő, Hungarian Olympic and world champion foil fencer
- Carla Bley, American pianist, composer, and bandleader
- Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist and author (d. 2007)
- Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)
- Arthur Labatt, Canadian businessman and academic
- Anna Marguerite McCann, first female American underwater archaeologist (d. 2017)
- Louis Farrakhan, American religious leader
- Mychal Judge, Franciscan friar, Catholic priest, chaplain to the New York City Fire Department (d. 2001)
- Valentino Garavani, Italian fashion designer, founded Valentino SpA
- Edsger W. Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist and academic, co-developed THE multiprogramming system (d. 2002)
- Stanley Elkin, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1995)
- Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor
- Andrew van der Bijl, Dutch missionary and author
- Bernard Fox, British actor (d. 2016)
- Mort Sahl, Canadian-American comedian and actor
- Gene Savoy, American explorer, author, and scholar (d. 2007)
- Edward J. King, American football player and politician, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
- Eugene Dynkin, Russian-American mathematician and theorist (d. 2014)
- Antony Hewish, English astronomer and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino lawyer and jurist
- Robin Barbour, Scottish minister and author (d. 2014)
- Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician (d. 2016)
- Denver Pyle, American actor and director (d. 1997)
- Richard Feynman, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
- Mrinalini Sarabhai, a 1992-Padma Bhushan award winner Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. (d. 2016)
- Camilo José Cela, Spanish author and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
- Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist and geologist (d. 1998)
- Robert Jungk, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1994)
- Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)
- Saadat Hasan Manto, Indian-Pakistani author and screenwriter (d. 1955)
- Mitchell Sharp, Canadian economist and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2004)
- Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)
- Ellis R. Dungan, American director and producer (d. 2001)
- Rip Sewell, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
- Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter and illustrator (d. 1989)
- Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1993)
- Karl Pärsimägi, Estonian painter (d. 1942)
- Rose Ausländer, Ukrainian-English poet and author (d. 1988)
- Gladys Rockmore Davis, American painter (d. 1967)
- Paulino Masip, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1963)
- Kurt Gerron, German actor and director (d. 1944)
- Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
- Josip Štolcer-Slavenski Croatian composer and academic (d. 1955)
- Jacques Brugnon, French tennis player (d. 1978)
- William Grant Still, American composer and conductor (d. 1978)
- Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)
- Margaret Rutherford, English actress (d. 1972)
- Willie Applegarth, English-American sprinter (d. 1958)
- Helge Løvland, Norwegian decathlete (d. 1984)
- Paul Nash, British painter (d. 1946)
- Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
- Willis Augustus Lee, American admiral (d. 1945)
- Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, educator, and critic (d. 1964)
- Al Cabrera, Spanish-Cuban baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
- Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1944)
- Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1963)
- Harriet Quimby, American pilot and screenwriter (d. 1912)
- Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer and author (d. 1943)
- Otto von Friesen, Swedish linguist and academic (d. 1942)
- Archibald Warden, English tennis player (d. 1943)
- Frederick Russell Burnham, American soldier and adventurer (d. 1947)
- Jack Blackham, Australian cricketer (d. 1932)
- Charles W. Fairbanks, American journalist and politician, 26th United States Vice President (d. 1918)
- Isabelle Bogelot, French philanthropist (d. 1923)
- Walter Goodman, English painter, illustrator, and author (d. 1912)
- Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (d. 1905)
- Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
- Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)
- Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballerina and choreographer (d. 1909)
- Chang and Eng Bunker, Thai-American conjoined twins (d. 1874)
- Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, Swiss politician (d. 1893)
- Henri Labrouste, French architect and academic, designed the Sainte-Geneviève Library (d. 1875)
- John Lowell, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist, founded Lowell Institute (d. 1836)
- Laskarina Bouboulina, Greek commander (d. 1825)
- Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist (d. 1840)
- Petrus Camper, Dutch physician, anatomist, and physiologist (d. 1789)
- Hieronymus Karl Friedrich von Münchhausen, Baron Munchausen (d. 1797)
- Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, German organist (d. 1739)
- Ignazio Fiorillo, Italian composer and educator (d. 1787)
- Princess Maria Theresia of Liechtenstein (d. 1772)
- Elisabeth Marie, Duchess of Oels (d. 1686)
- Niwa Nagashige, Japanese daimyō (d. 1637)
- Francis I, Duke of Brittany (d. 1450)
- Anne of Bohemia (d. 1394)
- Anawrahta, king of Burma and founder of the Pagan Empire (d. 1077)
Deaths On This Day
- Jef Geeraerts, Belgian author and playwright (b. 1930)
- Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1939)
- Martin Špegelj, Croatian general and politician, 2nd Croatian Minister of Defence (b. 1927)
- Maurice Goldhaber, Ukrainian-American physicist and academic (b. 1911)
- Robert Traylor, American basketball player (b. 1977)
- Doris Eaton Travis, American dancer and vaudevillian (b. 1904)
- Abel Goumba, Central African physician and politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1926)
- Claudio Huepe, Chilean economist and politician, Chilean Minister Secretary-General of Government (b. 1939)
- Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral (b. 1915)
- John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (b. 1953)
- Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan ruler (b. 1913)
- Floyd Patterson, American boxer and actor (b. 1935)
- Léo Cadieux, Canadian politician, 17th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1908)
- Noel Redding, English bass player (b. 1945)
- Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1905)
- Abida Sultan, daughter of the last nawab of Bhopal, India
- Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1912)
- Bill Peet, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1915)
- Douglas Adams, English novelist and screenwriter (b. 1952)
- René Muñoz, Cuban-Mexican actor and screenwriter (b. 1938)
- Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigerian journalist and politician, 1st President of Nigeria (b. 1904)
- Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1922)
- Timothy Carey, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
- Kim Philby, British-Soviet double agent (b. 1912)
- Fritz Pollard, American football player and coach (b. 1894)
- Chester Gould, American cartoonist, created Dick Tracy (b. 1900)
- Zenna Henderson, American writer (b. 1917)
- Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bob Marley and the Wailers) (b. 1945)
- Lester Flatt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)
- Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect, designed Finlandia Hall and Paimio Sanatorium (b. 1898)
- James E. Brewton, American painter (b. 1930)
- Alfred Wintle, English lieutenant and author (b. 1897)
- Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
- Yves Simon, French philosopher, taught at the University of Notre Dame and the Committee on Social Thought (b. 1903)
- John D. Rockefeller Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1874)
- Gilbert Jessop, English cricketer (b. 1874)
- Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Turkish author and poet (b. 1906)
- Chujiro Hayashi, Japanese physician (b. 1880)
- Yevgeny Miller, Latvian-Russian general and politician (b. 1867)
- George Lyon, Canadian golfer and cricketer (b. 1858)
- Blaise Diagne, Senegalese-French soldier and politician (b. 1872)
- Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1852)
- Jozef Murgaš, Slovak-American priest, architect, botanist, and painter (b. 1864)
- Juan Gris, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1887)
- James Colosimo, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1878)
- William Dean Howells, American novelist, literary critic, and playwright (b. 1837)
- George Elmslie, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Victoria (b. 1861)
- Max Reger, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1873)
- Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer and physicist (b. 1873)
- Charles Kingston, Australian politician, 20th Premier of South Australia (b. 1850)
- Edmond Becquerel, French physicist and academic (b. 1820)
- John Cadbury, English businessman and philanthropist, founded the Cadbury Company (b. 1801)
- Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist and academic (b. 1802)
- Frederick Innes, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1816)
- Henry Norris, English civil engineer (b. 1816)
- John Herschel, English mathematician, astronomer, and chemist (b. 1792)
- Juliette Récamier, French businesswoman (b. 1777)
- Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
- Spencer Perceval, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1762)
- John Hart, American lawyer and politician (b. 1711)
- William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1708)
- George Pigot, 1st Baron Pigot, English politician (b. 1719)
- Alaungpaya, Burmese king (b. 1714)
- Jean Galbert de Campistron, French playwright and author (b. 1656)
- Jules Hardouin-Mansart, French architect, designed the Château de Dampierre and Grand Trianon (b. 1646)
- Jean de La Bruyère, French philosopher and author (b. 1645)
- Otto von Guericke, German physicist and politician (b. 1602)
- Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish politician (b. 1615)
- Matteo Ricci, Italian priest and mathematician (b. 1552)
- Moses Isserles, rabbi and talmudist (b. 1530)
- John Stanberry, Bishop of Hereford
- Robert Winchelsey, archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1245)
- Ghazan, Mongolian ruler (b. 1271)
- William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey
- Henry I (the Bald), German nobleman
- Leo VI the Wise, Byzantine emperor (b. 866)