On This Day in History: May 12
May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 233 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- North Carolina healthcare delivery driver almost faints after winning $150,000 lottery jackpot. A North Carolina healthcare driver who delivers medicine to hospitals and clinics is the winner of a $149,814 Carolina Cash 5 jackpot.
- Georgia Gov. signs bill allowing lottery winners to remain anonymous. Georgia has joined a small but growing number of states that allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.
- 4th clerk arrested in Florida Lottery sting. Florida officials have arrested a fourth person locally in its ongoing crackdown on store owners and employees who cheat customers out of lottery winnings.
- Pennsylvania lottery winners to be taxed for the first time. Tucked into the depths of New Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's budget plan is a proposal to tax lottery winnings over $600.
- $350 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars. For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $350 million or more.
- Britain's youngest lottery winner still broke, but expecting twins. A lottery winner who frittered away her £1.9 million (US$3 million) fortune on drink, drugs and luxury items is expecting twins -- and she says the feeling is even better than when she hit the jackpot.
- Kentucky Lottery launches 50/50 raffle Friday. On Friday, the Kentucky Lottery kicks off sales for its newest game, 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle, a winner-take-all game that will be offered only for a short time.
- Louisiana Lottery creates millionaire in raffle draw. The Louisiana Lottery's finale drawing for its newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, was held Thursday morning, creating one freshly-minted millionaire and several winners of $20,000.
- Florida man wins lottery twice in 6 months. A Panama City Beach, Florida, man won two Florida Lottery scratch game grand prizes within a span of six months.
- Lottery winner doesn't have to share. An elderly Connecticut woman does not have to share her half of a $500,000 lottery windfall with her sister who sued her over it, a judge ruled Wednesday.
- Record PA Match 6 lottery winner flees media attention. On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced that Crone had won $5.9 million in the largest Match 6 payoff to date in the game's 16-month history, but the winner is apparently not happy with all the attention the win has brought him.
- N.H. Lottery To Sell $20 Scratch Tickets. The New Hampshire House on Wednesday approved a new $20 lottery ticket, which will offer larger prizes and are expected to add about $5 million to state revenues during the next two years.
- N.C. Senate considers social, legal expenses of starting lottery. If North Carolina joins every other state on the East Coast and creates a lottery, the cost of policing it and offering help to problem gamblers could cost several million dollars a year, witnesses told a Senate committee on Wednesday.
- Wisconsin Lottery lost $212,000 in Super Bowl drawing. The Wisconsin Lottery lost $212,000 after it pulled out of a special drawing offering tickets and travel to the 2004 Super Bowl.
- Wisconsin couple to be investigated for excessive lottery wins. A state lawmaker has asked for an audit to determine how a Bonduel, Wisconsin couple won three dozen second-chance state lottery drawings since 2000.
- Pennsylvania Lottery Reveals Age Checking Lottery Terminals. Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Gregory C. Fajt today announced that more than 6,700 Lottery retailers will be able to electronically check the ages of customers through online Lottery terminals using a new age verification system.
- Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $13 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $13 million Wednesday.
- Tennessee Powerball $100,000 Winner Plans To Build Home. Matthew Hemby said his family "jumped up and down laughing" when they realized they had won $100,000 and that they knew instantly what they planned to do with their winnings: "Build a new home for our family."
- Georgia Lottery HOPE bill adds $4.5 million for schools. While legislators devised a way to say millions of dollars in the HOPE scholarship program, they added a cost of $4.5 million that will benefit students who attend private schools part-time.
- Pennsylvania Lottery to enforce ID check. The Pennsylvania Lottery will announce a new program this morning in Harrisburg designed to enforce age limits on lottery ticket sales.
- Tennessee Lottery executive exodus concerns lawmakers. Some state legislators are concerned after learning that four Tennessee Lottery vice presidents have resigned since the games began in late January.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$363.9 Million
May 15, 2013
- 2.$316 Million
May 14, 2019
- 3.$257 Million
May 12, 2018
- 4.$250 Million
May 15, 2019
- 5.$248 Million
May 12, 2020
- 6.$184 Million
May 13, 2017
- 7.€123 Million
May 13, 2011
- 8.€151.67 Million
May 14, 2019
- 9.$170 Million
May 14, 2013
- 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.$111 Million
May 14, 2005
- 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.€79.77 Million
May 18, 2018
- 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
Saturday, May 12, 1979
41 years old
Wednesday, May 12, 1976
44 years old
Friday, May 12, 1972
48 years old
Friday, May 12, 1972
48 years old
Friday, May 12, 1972
48 years old
Sunday, May 12, 1968
52 years old
Saturday, May 12, 1962
58 years old
Monday, May 12, 1958
62 years old
Saturday, May 12, 1956
64 years old
Wednesday, May 12, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- 2018 Paris knife attack - A man was fatally shot by police in Paris after killing 1 and injuring several others.
- A ransomware attack attacks over 400 thousand computers worldwide, targeting computers of the United Kingdom's National Health Services and Telefónica computers.
- A train derailment in Philadelphia kills eight people and injures more than 200.
- Massive Nepal earthquake kills 218 people and injures more than 3500.
- Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes on final approach to Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, killing 103 out of the 104 people on board.
- An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of a workplace in Postville, Iowa, arresting nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.
- Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.
- Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.
- The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by al-Qaeda, kill 26 people.
- Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
- Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto.
- The San Bernardino train disaster kills four people. A week later an underground gasoline pipeline explodes killing two more people.
- During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet.
- Francis Hughes, Provisional IRA hunger striker, dies in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland.
- In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga); the local government asks the US, France and Belgium to restore order.
- Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral.
- The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.
- Cold War: The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
- Cold War: The western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany.
- Wilhelmina, Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, cedes the throne.
- World War II: Second Battle of Kharkov: In eastern Ukraine, Red Army forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko launch a major offensive from the Izium bridgehead, only to be encircled and destroyed by the troops of Army Group South two weeks later.
- World War II: The U.S. tanker SS Virginia is torpedoed in the mouth of the Mississippi River by the German submarine U-507.
- Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
- The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Westminster Abbey.
- The Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted to restrict agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies.
- Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Jr., is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.
- The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
- In Southeast Asia, the North Borneo Chartered Company's territories become the British protectorate of North Borneo.
- North-West Rebellion: The four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
- In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
- The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Palmito Ranch: The first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in "the Bloody Angle".
- American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: Two divisions of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton's defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign.
- American Civil War: U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- The Donner Party of pioneers departs Independence, Missouri for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship and cannibalism.
- The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks is fought in Valtetsi.
- War of the First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
- The Treaty of Paris signed on September 3, 1783, takes effect on this date.
- American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.
- Heinrich XI, Prince Reuss of Greiz is elevated to Prince of the Principality of Reuss-Greiz by Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor - it is during Heinrich XI's rule in 1778, that the first appearance of the national colors of modern Germany are present on a flag that closely resembles the modern Flag of Germany, to occur anywhere within what today comprises Germany.
- Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia after defeating her rival, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor.
- King William's War: William III of England joins the League of Augsburg starting a war with France.
- London playwright Thomas Kyd is arrested and tortured by the Privy Council for libel.
- French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry I, Duke of Guise, enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
- National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
- The Prince of Anhua rebellion begins when Zhu Zhifan kills all the officials invited to a banquet and declares his intent on ousting the powerful Ming dynasty eunuch Liu Jin during the reign of the Zhengde Emperor.
- Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Kraków, Poland.
- Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
- Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre in Cyprus; she is crowned Queen consort of England the same day.
- Zhu Wen forces Emperor Ai into abdicating, ending the Tang dynasty after nearly three hundred years of rule.
- Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I, becoming the 23rd pope.
Births On This Day
- Mohamed Bamba, American professional basketball player
- Morgan Lake, English athlete
- Odeya Rush, Israeli actress
- Luke Benward, American actor and singer
- Kenton Duty, American actor
- Irina Khromacheva, Russian tennis player
- Malcolm David Kelley, American actor
- Florent Amodio, French figure skater
- Tobias Strobl, German footballer
- Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Greek Cypriot singer, musician, and actress
- Marcelo, Brazilian footballer
- Alex Gough, Canadian luger
- Kieron Pollard, Trinidadian cricketer
- Jonathan Orozco, Mexican footballer
- Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress
- Paolo Goltz, Argentinian footballer
- Andrew Howe, Italian long jumper and sprinter
- Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer
- Clare Bowen, Australian actress and singer
- Domhnall Gleeson, Irish actor
- Alina Kabaeva, Russian gymnast and politician
- Yujiro Kushida, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
- Virginie Razzano, French tennis player
- Francisco Javier Torres, Mexican footballer
- Donnie Nietes, Filipino boxer
- Rhian Wilkinson, Canadian soccer player
- Rami Malek, American actor
- Kentaro Sato, Japanese-American composer and conductor
- Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor and singer
- Keith Bogans, American basketball player
- Adrian Serioux,Canadian soccer player
- Steve Smith Sr., American football player
- Aaron Yoo, American actor
- Aaron Abrams, Canadian actor
- Malin Åkerman, Swedish-Canadian model, actress, and singer
- Jason Biggs, American actor and comedian
- Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer and fashion designer
- Lidia Kopania, Polish singer
- Amy Sloan, Canadian actress
- Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker player and coach
- Rebecca Herbst, American actress
- Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician (d. 2017)
- Onur Saylak, Turkish actor, filmmaker and director
- Rachel Wilson, Canadian actress and voice actress
- Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rap musician and producer
- Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2015)
- Ricky Ortiz, American professional wrestler and football player
- Mackenzie Astin, American actor
- Forbes March, Canadian actor
- Lutz Pfannenstiel, German footballer and manager
- Christian Campbell, Canadian-American actor, writer and photographer
- Rhea Seehorn, American actress
- Doug Basham, American wrestler
- Jamie Luner, American actress
- Mark Foster, English swimmer
- Jim Furyk, American golfer
- Samantha Mathis, American actress
- Mike Weir, Canadian golfer
- David A. R. White, American actor and producer
- Suzanne Clément, Canadian actress
- Kim Fields, American actress
- Tony Hawk, American skateboarder and actor
- Catherine Tate, English actress and screenwriter
- Mireille Bousquet-Mélou, French mathematician
- Bill Shorten, Australian politician
- Stephen Baldwin, American actor
- Dez Fafara, American metal singer
- Bebel Gilberto, American-Brazilian singer-songwriter
- Deborah Kara Unger, Canadian actress
- Renée Simonsen, Danish model and writer
- Pierre Morel, French director and cinematographer
- Panagiotis Fasoulas, Greek basketball player and politician
- Gavin Hood, South African actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Stefano Modena, Italian race car driver
- Vanessa A. Williams, American actress and producer
- Emilio Estevez, American actor
- Brett Gurewitz, American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion)
- Thomas Dooley, German-American soccer player and manager
- Billy Duffy, English rock guitarist and songwriter (The Cult)
- Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor and comedian
- Lisa Martin, Australian runner
- Dave Christian, American ice hockey player
- Ray Gillen, American rock singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
- Ving Rhames, American actor
- Kim Greist, American actress and model
- Jennifer Hetrick, American actress
- Andreas Petroulakis, Greek cartoonist
- Eric Singer, American drummer and songwriter
- Dries van Noten, Belgian fashion designer
- Ziya Onis, Turkish economist and academic
- Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
- Sergio Marchi, Argentinean-Canadian urban planner and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of International Trade
- Greg Phillinganes, American keyboardist
- Asad Rauf, Pakistani cricketer and umpire
- Kix Brooks, American country music singer-songwriter and musician (Brooks & Dunn)
- Barry Ackroyd, English cinematographer
- George Karl, American basketball player and coach
- Bruce Boxleitner, American actor and author
- Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor, director, and producer
- Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, Scottish lawyer, academic, and politician
- Billy Squier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ross Bleckner, American painter
- Lindsay Crouse, American actress
- Dave Heineman, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of Nebraska
- Richard Riehle, American actor
- Steve Winwood, English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
- Michael Ignatieff, Canadian journalist and politician
- Daniel Libeskind, American architect, designed the Imperial War Museum North and Jewish Museum
- Alan Ball, Jr., English footballer and manager (d. 2007)
- Ian McLagan, English keyboard player and songwriter (Small Faces and Faces) (d. 2014)
- Patrick Ricard, French businessman (d. 2012)
- Chris Patten, English academic and politician, 28th Governor of Hong Kong
- Ian Dury, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
- Michel Fugain, French singer-songwriter
- Billy Swan, American country singer-songwriter
- Dragoljub Velimirović, Serbian chess player and theoretician (d. 2014)
- Ruud de Wolff, Dutch singer member of the duo The Blue Diamonds (d. 2000)
- Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (d. 2008)
- Cyril Chantler, English pediatrician and academic
- Jalal Dabagh, Kurdish journalist and politician
- Miltiadis Evert, Greek minister and politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (d. 2011)
- Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2014)
- Ron Ziegler, American politician, White House Press Secretary (d. 2003)
- Millie Perkins, American actress
- Beryl Burton, English cyclist (d. 1996)
- George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2008)
- Susan Hampshire, English actress
- Miriam Stoppard, English physician and author
- Guillermo Endara, Panamanian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Panama (d. 2009)
- Tom Snyder, American journalist and talk show host (d. 2007)
- Frank Stella, American painter and sculptor
- Felipe Alou, Dominican-American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Andrei Voznesensky, Russian poet (d. 2010)
- Joel Joffe, Baron Joffe, South African-English lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
- Jesús Franco, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Sam Nujoma, Namibian politician, 1st President of Namibia
- Burt Bacharach, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Paulette Poujol-Oriol, Hatian educator and writer (d. 2011)
- Viren J. Shah, Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013)
- Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
- Maxine Cooper, American actress and photographer (d. 2009)
- Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian-American mathematician and poet (d. 2016)
- Tony Hancock, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)
- Marco Denevi, Argentinian lawyer and author (d. 1998)
- Murray Gershenz, American actor and businessman (d. 2013)
- Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 1991)
- Roy Salvadori, English race car driver and manager (d. 2012)
- Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)
- Farley Mowat, Canadian environmentalist and author (d. 2014)
- Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)
- Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)
- Albert Murray, American author and critic (d. 2013)
- Tony Strobl, American comics artist and animator (d. 1991)
- Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet and author (d. 1993)
- Howard K. Smith, American journalist and actor (d. 2002)
- Henry Jonsson, Swedish runner (d. 2001)
- Marshal Royal, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1995)
- Charles Biro, American author and illustrator (d. 1972)
- James Dudley, American baseball player, wrestling manager and executive (d. 2004)
- Johan Ferrier, Surinamese educator and politician, 1st President of Suriname (d. 2010)
- Dorothy Hodgkin, English biochemist, crystallographer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
- Gordon Jenkins, American pianist and composer (d. 1984)
- Nicholas Kaldor, Hungarian-English economist (d. 1986)
- Leslie Charteris, English author and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
- Édouard Rinfret, Canadian lawyer and politician, Postmaster General of Canada (d. 1994)
- Faith Bennett, British actress and ATA pilot during WWII (d. 1969)
- Wilfrid Hyde-White, English actor (d. 1991)
- The Duke of Paducah, American country comedian, radio host and banjo player (d. 1986)
- Helene Weigel, Austrian-German actress (d. 1971)
- Indra Devi, Latvian yoga instructor (d. 2002)
- William Giauque, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
- Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (d. 1986)
- Fritz Kortner, Austrian-German actor and director (d. 1970)
- Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman and Holocaust survivor; father of diarist Anne Frank (d. 1980)
- Ernst A. Lehmann, German captain and pilot (d. 1937)
- Paltiel Daykan, Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and jurist (d. 1969)
- Saneatsu Mushanokōji, Japanese author (d. 1976)
- Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (d. 1951)
- Charles Holden, English architect, designed the Bristol Central Library (d. 1960)
- Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian pediatrician and immunologist (d. 1929)
- J. E. H. MacDonald, English-Canadian painter (d. 1932)
- Anton Korošec, Slovenian priest and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1940)
- Carl Schuhmann, German gymnast, wrestler, and weightlifter (d. 1946)
- Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer and accountant (d. 1938)
- Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, Bengali writer, painter, violin player and composer, technologist and entrepreneur. (d. 1915)
- William Alden Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 1932)
- Frank Wilson, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1918)
- Henry Cabot Lodge, American historian and politician (d. 1924)
- Frederick Holder, Australian politician, 19th Premier of South Australia (d. 1909)
- Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
- Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)
- Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean colonel (d. 1912)
- Tôn Thất Thuyết, Vietnamese mandarin (d. 1913)
- Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer and educator (d. 1896)
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (d. 1882)
- Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French lawyer and explorer (d. 1878)
- Florence Nightingale, Italian-English nurse, social reformer, and statistician (d. 1910)
- Adolf von Henselt, German pianist and composer (d. 1889)
- Edward Lear, English poet and illustrator (d. 1888)
- Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish philosopher and politician (d. 1881)
- Robert Baldwin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Premier of West Canada (d. 1858)
- Justus von Liebig, German chemist and academic (d. 1873)
- Mary Reibey, Australian businesswoman (d. 1855)
- Ellis Cunliffe Lister, English politician (d. 1853)
- Manuel Godoy, Spanish field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1851)
- Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1824)
- Franz Anton Hoffmeister, German composer and publisher (d. 1812)
- Johann Baptist Wanhal, Czech-Austrian organist and composer (d. 1813)
- Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (d. 1785)
- Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect and engineer, designed the Palace of Caserta and Royal Palace of Milan (d. 1773)
- Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (d. 1733)
- Louis Hennepin, Flemish priest and missionary (d. 1705)
- Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French-Canadian soldier and politician, 3rd Governor General of New France (d. 1698)
- Joachim von Sandrart, German art-historian and painter (d. 1688)
- Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
- Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)
- Pompeo Colonna, Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
- Emperor Shōkō of Japan (d. 1428)
- Rupert II, Elector Palatine (d. 1398)
Deaths On This Day
- Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer (b. 1945)
- Mauno Koivisto, Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland (b. 1923)
- Mike Agostini, Trinidadian sprinter (b. 1935)
- Peter Gay, German-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
- William Zinsser American journalist and critic (b. 1922)
- Cornell Borchers, Lithuanian-German actress and singer (b. 1925)
- Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (b. 1925)
- H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (b. 1940)
- Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
- Lorenzo Zambrano, Mexican businessman and philanthropist (b. 1944)
- Gerd Langguth, German political scientist, author, and academic (b. 1946)
- Jan Bens, Dutch footballer and coach (b. 1921)
- Eddy Paape, Belgian illustrator (b. 1920)
- Antonio Vega, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)
- Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1925)
- Irena Sendler, Polish nurse and humanitarian (b. 1910)
- Hussein Maziq, Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1918)
- Ömer Kavur, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
- Martin Lings, English author and scholar (b. 1909)
- Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress (b. 1937)
- Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French-American diplomat (b. 1933)
- Perry Como, American singer and television host (b. 1912)
- Alexei Tupolev, Russian engineer, designed the Tupolev Tu-144 (b. 1925)
- Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
- Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American illustrator (b. 1914)
- Ștefan Kovács, Romanian football player and coach (b. 1920)
- Erik Erikson, German-American psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1902)
- John Smith, Scottish-English lawyer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1938)
- Zeno Colò, Italian Olympic alpine skier (b.1920)
- Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and songwriter (b. 1911)
- Robert Reed, American actor (b. 1932)
- Elisabeth Bergner, German actress (b. 1897)
- Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (b. 1901)
- Lillian Roth, American actress 9b. 1910)
- Wayne Maki, Canadian National Hockey League player (b. 1944)
- Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (b. 1888)
- Art Pollard, American race car driver (b. 1927)
- Heinie Manush, American baseball player and coach (b. 1901)
- Nelly Sachs, German poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
- John Masefield, English poet and author (b. 1878)
- Felix Steiner, Russian-German SS officer (b. 1896)
- Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (b. 1878)
- Robert Kerr, Irish-Canadian sprinter and coach (b. 1882)
- Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
- Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1885)
- Louis Calhern, American actor and singer (b. 1895)
- Max Brand, American journalist and author (b. 1892)
- Arthur Quiller-Couch, English author, poet, and critic (b. 1863)
- Józef Piłsudski, Polish field marshal and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1867)
- Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1858)
- Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (b. 1874)
- James Connolly, Scottish-born Irish socialist and rebel leader (b. 1868)
- Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author and critic (b. 1848)
- Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer and educator (b. 1824)
- Anselme Payen, French chemist and academic (b. 1795)
- Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian activist (b. 1843)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist and academic (b. 1795)
- J. E. B. Stuart, American general (b. 1833)
- Charles Barry, English architect, designed Upper Brook Street Chapel and the Palace of Westminster (b. 1795)
- Sergey Aksakov, Russian author and academic (b. 1791)
- Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1786)
- János Batsányi, Hungarian poet and academic (b. 1763)
- Walenty Wańkowicz, Belarusian-Polish painter (b. 1799)
- Nicholas Repnin, Russian general and politician, Governor-General of Baltic provinces (b. 1734)
- Johann Uz, German poet and author (b. 1720)
- Charles Simon Favart, French playwright and composer (b. 1710)
- Abraham Trembley, Swiss zoologist and academic (b. 1710)
- Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)
- Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer and academic (b. 1692)
- Adolphus Frederick II, duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)
- John Dryden, English poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1631)
- Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626)
- Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest (b. 1620)
- Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1593)
- George Chapman, English poet and playwright (b. 1559)
- Murad Mirza, Mughal prince (b. 1570)
- Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington, English noblewoman (b. 1460)
- Joanna, Portuguese princess and regent (b. 1452)
- Thomas Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1409)
- Joanna I, queen of Naples (b. 1328)
- Engelbert of Admont, Benedictine abbot and scholar
- Valdemar I, king of Denmark (b. 1131)
- Fergus of Galloway, Scottish nobleman
- Liutold of Eppenstein, duke of Carinthia
- Sergius IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 970)
- Sylvester II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 946)
- Eutychius, patriarch of Alexandria (b. 877)
- Æthelhard, archbishop of Canterbury