On This Day in History: May 16
May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 229 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts husband, wife are both $1 million lottery winners. A husband and wife from Southeastern Massachusetts have now each cashed winning $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery instant tickets.
- Alabama lottery plan approved by committee. A plan to allow voters to decide whether to set up a state lottery in Alabama advanced Wednesday in the House of Representatives.
- OOPS: Phone fraudster tries to scam cop. A phone scammer made a grave error when he dialed Officer Jeff Bowling and attempted to access his personal information last week.
- New interim CEO named at CT Lottery. A day after Frank Farricker resigned as Connecticut Lottery Corp. board chairman and interim CEO, the lottery's governing board named a new temporary chief executive to serve until a permanent president/CEO is hired in a month or two at the end of a national search that's now in progress.
- NY hospital orderly wins $20 million lottery jackpot. Long Island, New York, hospital worker Cameron Finney was so stunned over winning the Mega Millions jackpot he slept with the ticket under his pillow for two days.
- $550 MILLION: Powerball jackpot now more than a half-billion dollars. Just 12 hours after the initial Powerball jackpot estimate of $475 million was set, lottery officials announced that strong sales have pushed the official estimate for Saturday's drawing to $550 million.
- $475 MILLION: Powerball jackpot nears a half-billion dollars. You want to win a half-billion dollar jackpot? For only the third time in history, it is possible -- or will be, by the time Saturday's drawing comes around.
- Michigan couple killed after lottery win. Police in Michigan are investigating the stabbing death of a couple, and family members believe they were killed over a winning lottery ticket.
- Bell Helicopter employees win $28 million lottery jackpot. A $5 weekly investment in a lottery office pool has paid off for a group of Bell Helicopter employees in Fort Worth, Texas.
- British lottery ticket wins £84.4M Euro Millions jackpot. A single lottery ticket purchased in Great Britain won Friday's £84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro millions jackpot.
- California Gov. calls for expanding, privatizing lottery. Anxious to avoid deep cuts in education spending, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today on Wednesday proposed dramatically expanding the state lottery and slashing programs for the poor and disabled instead, to help close a budget gap now pegged at $17.2 billion.
- Woman gets 30 days for stealing lottery tickets. A Heath, Ohio, woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of community control on Monday after she admitted to stealing lottery tickets she knew were winners.
- Florida Lottery won't pay $500,000 winner, called 'misprint'. A Florida couple says they have a winning lottery ticket and they want their money, but the the Florida Lottery Commission isn't paying.
- First 2 winners of $1 million lottery prizes come forward. Burt Isabell had this reaction Tuesday when he learned he'd won $1 million in the Tennessee Lottery: "I just started hollering, 'You're looking at a millionaire!'"
- New Oklahoma Lottery Director Welcomes Challenge. New Oklahoma Lottery Director Jim Scroggins possesses a deep lottery industry skill set, but it was his personality as a 'heartland guy' that pushed him over the top of the other candidates, according to state lottery commissioners.
- One Florida Lotto Ticket Wins $3 million Jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $3 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Virginia Pick 4 Lottery Player Wins Big. A Virginia woman's dream of winning the lottery came true to the tune of $90,200 - the result of multiple Pick 4 wins in one drawing.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$590.5 Million
May 18, 2013
- 2.$475 Million
May 18, 2021
- 3.$339 Million
May 17, 2019
- 4.$280 Million
May 16, 2018
- 5.$274 Million
May 19, 2020
- 6.$270 Million
May 18, 2019
- 7.$204 Million
May 17, 2017
- 8.$202.3 Million
May 19, 2021
- 9.$196 Million
May 16, 2008
- 10.$190 Million
May 17, 2013
- 11.€153.77 Million
May 18, 2021
- 12.$174 Million
May 17, 2016
- 13.$173 Million
May 19, 2015
- 14.€152.86 Million
May 16, 2019
- 15.$150 Million
May 16, 2009
- 16.$145 Million
May 19, 2010
- 17.$136 Million
May 16, 2014
- 18.$129 Million
May 18, 2005
- 19.€94.84 Million
May 19, 2012
- 20.$114 Million
May 17, 2006
- 21.$113 Million
May 16, 1998
- 22.$110 Million
May 16, 2015
- 23.€97 Million
May 16, 2017
- 24.$100 Million
May 17, 2014
- 25.€80.38 Million
May 21, 2021
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, May 16, 1990
31 years old
Friday, May 16, 1986
35 years old
Monday, May 16, 1977
44 years old
Friday, May 16, 1975
46 years old
Wednesday, May 16, 1973
48 years old
Tuesday, May 16, 1972
49 years old
Saturday, May 16, 1970
51 years old
Saturday, May 16, 1964
57 years old
Tuesday, May 16, 1961
60 years old
Wednesday, May 16, 1956
65 years old
Wednesday, May 16, 1956
65 years old
Monday, May 16, 1955
66 years old
Monday, May 16, 1949
72 years old
Wednesday, May 16, 1945
76 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Twelve people are killed in two explosions in the Gikomba market area of Nairobi, Kenya.
- STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6), launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour.
- Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.
- In Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
- Mobutu Sese Seko, the President of Zaire, flees the country.
- Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
- A report by the Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
- Josip Broz Tito is elected president for life of Yugoslavia.
- Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet space probe, lands on Venus.
- The Communist Party of China issues the "May 16 Notice", marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
- Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
- Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser (a ruby laser), at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
- The Triton Fountain in Valletta, Malta is turned on for the first time.
- The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
- The Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
- In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.
- In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
- A naval Curtiss NC-4 aircraft commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
- The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later.
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the French Third Republic sign the secret wartime Sykes-Picot Agreement partitioning former Ottoman territories such as Iraq and Syria.
- The International Electrotechnical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world's first long-distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electric current (the most common form today).
- Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.
- The 16 May 1877 crisis occurs in France, ending with the dissolution of the National Assembly 22 June and affirming the interpretation of the Constitution of 1875 as a parliamentary rather than presidential system. The elections held in October 1877 led to the defeat of the royalists as a formal political movement in France.
- A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
- The United States Senate fails to convict President Andrew Johnson by one vote.
- The United States Congress establishes the nickel.
- The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail from Elm Grove, Missouri, with 100 pioneers.
- The Battle of Asseiceira is fought, the last and decisive engagement of the Liberal Wars in Portugal.
- Juan Godoy discovers the rich silver outcrops of Chañarcillo sparking the Chilean silver rush.
- Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
- Imperial Russia signs the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Russo-Turkish War. The Ottoman Empire cedes Bessarabia to Russia.
- Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
- The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called The "Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
- The 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste, who later becomes king of France.
- The Battle of Vasai concludes as the Marathas defeat the Portuguese army.
- Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines.
- Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
- Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
- The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
- Gov. Thado of Mohnyin becomes king of Ava.
- Having been elected on May 9, Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.
- Emperor Suzaku abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Murakami who becomes the 62nd emperor of Japan.
Births On This Day
- Louisa Chirico, American tennis player
- Elizabeth Ralston, Australian footballer
- Johannes Thingnes Bø, Norwegian biathlete
- Karol Mets, Estonian footballer
- IU, Korean singer-songwriter and actress
- Jeff Skinner, Canadian ice hockey player
- Kirstin Maldonado, American singer and songwriter
- Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player
- Joey Graceffa, American internet celebrity
- Ashley Wagner, American figure skater
- Amanda Carreras, Gibraltarian tennis player
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster, English actor
- Darko Šarović, Serbian sprinter
- Omar Strong, American basketball player
- Behati Prinsloo, Namibian model
- Jesús Castillo, Mexican footballer
- Martynas Gecevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
- Jaak Põldma, Estonian tennis player
- Tom Onslow-Cole, English race car driver
- Megan Fox, American actress
- Andy Keogh, Irish footballer
- Shamcey Supsup, Filipino model and architect
- Anja Mittag, German footballer
- Rodrigo Peters Marques, Brazilian footballer
- Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player
- Darío Cvitanich, Argentinian footballer
- Tomáš Fleischmann, Czech ice hockey player
- Jensen Lewis, American baseball player
- Rick Rypien, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- Daniel Kerr, Australian footballer
- Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
- Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
- Ricardo Costa, Portuguese footballer
- Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spanish tennis player
- Scott Nicholls, English motorcycle racer
- Lionel Scaloni, Argentinian footballer
- Melanie Lynskey, New Zealand actress
- Emilíana Torrini, Icelandic singer-songwriter
- Dirk Nannes, Australian-Dutch cricketer
- Tony Kakko, Finnish musician, composer, and vocalist
- Simon Whitfield, Canadian triathlete
- Laura Pausini, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
- Sonny Sandoval, American singer-songwriter and rapper
- Tori Spelling, American actress, reality television personality, and author
- Christian Califano, French rugby player
- Matthew Hart, New Zealand cricketer
- Phil Clarke, English rugby league player and sportscaster
- Rachel Goswell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gabriela Sabatini, Argentinian tennis player
- Danielle Spencer, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
- David Boreanaz, American actor
- Tucker Carlson, American journalist, co-founded The Daily Caller
- Steve Lewis, American sprinter
- Ralph Tresvant, American singer and producer
- Doug Brocail, American baseball player and coach
- Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford, British politician
- Janet Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
- Scott Reeves, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Thurman Thomas, American football player
- Krist Novoselic, American bass player, songwriter, author, and activist
- Tanel Tammet, Estonian computer scientist, engineer, and academic
- John Salley, American basketball player and actor
- Boyd Tinsley, American singer-songwriter and violinist
- Milton Jones, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Rachel Griffith, Anglo-American economist
- David Wilkinson, English theologian and academic
- Jimmy Hood, Scottish engineer and politician (d. 2017)
- Helga Radtke, German long jumper
- Kevin McDonald, Canadian actor and screenwriter
- Charles Wright, American wrestler
- Landon Deireragea, Nauruan politician, Nauruan Speaker of Parliament
- S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan commander and politician (d. 1998)
- Mitch Webster, American baseball player
- Mare Winningham, American actress and singer-songwriter
- Joan Benoit, American runner
- Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft, English politician
- Yuri Shevchuk, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anthony St John, 22nd Baron St John of Bletso, English lawyer and businessman
- Bob Suter, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
- Loretta Schrijver, Dutch television host, news anchor
- Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast
- Jack Morris, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Hazel O'Connor, English-born Irish singer-songwriter and actress
- Páidí Ó Sé, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Debra Winger, American actress
- Dafydd Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut
- Pierce Brosnan, Irish-American actor and producer
- Peter Onorati, American actor
- Richard Page, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna (d. 2015)
- David Maclean, Scottish politician
- Stephen Woolman, Lord Woolman, Scottish judge and academic
- James Herndon, American psychologist and academic
- Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer
- Jonathan Richman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Janet Soskice, Canadian philosopher and theologian
- Georg Bednorz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Ray Condo, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)
- Bruce Coville, American author
- Rick Reuschel, American baseball player
- Jesper Christensen, Danish actor, director, and producer
- Judy Finnigan, English talk show host and author
- Enrico Fumia, Italian automobile and product designer
- Emma Georgina Rothschild, English historian and academic
- Staf Van Roosbroeck, Belgian cyclist
- Cheryl Clarke, American writer
- Darrell Sweet, Scottish drummer (d. 1999)
- Roch Thériault, Canadian religious leader (d. 2011)
- John Law, English sociologist and academic
- Robert Fripp, English guitarist, songwriter and producer
- Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American drummer, composer, and bandleader
- Antal Nagy, Hungarian footballer
- Danny Trejo, American actor
- Kay Andrews, Baroness Andrews, English politician
- Dan Coats, American politician and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Germany
- Wieteke van Dort, Dutch actress, comedian, singer, writer and artist
- David Penry-Davey, English lawyer and judge (d. 2015)
- Denis Hart, Australian archbishop
- Mario Segni, Italian professor and politician
- Stuart Bell, English lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
- Ivan Sutherland, American computer scientist and academic
- Marco Aurelio Denegri, Peruvian television host and sexologist (d. 2018)
- Yvonne Craig, American ballet dancer and actress (d. 2015)
- Karl Lehmann, German cardinal (d. 2018)
- Floyd Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Kenneth O. Morgan, Welsh historian and author
- Antony Walker, English general
- Vujadin Boškov, Serbian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
- Hana Brady, Jewish-Czech Holocaust victim (d.1944)
- K. Natwar Singh, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
- Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., American soldier and politician, 85th Governor of Connecticut
- Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 2000)
- Betty Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)
- John Conyers, American lawyer and politician (d. 2019)
- Claude Morin, Canadian academic and politician
- Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist, and feminist (d. 2012)
- Billy Martin, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
- Nancy Roman, American astronomer (d. 2018)
- Ola Vincent, Nigerian banker and economist (d. 2012)
- Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
- Barbara Bachmann, American microbiologist (d. 1999)
- Dawda Jawara, 1st President of the Gambia (d. 2019)
- Victoria Fromkin, American linguist and academic (d. 2000)
- Merton Miller, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
- Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (d. 2014)
- Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Martine Carol, French actress (d. 1967)
- Liberace, American pianist and entertainer (d. 1987)
- Ramon Margalef, Spanish ecologist and biologist (d. 2004)
- Wilf Mannion, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
- Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (d. 2015)
- James C. Murray, American lawyer and politician (d. 1999)
- Juan Rulfo, Mexican author and photographer (d. 1986)
- Ephraim Katzir, Israeli biophysicist and politician, 4th President of Israel (d. 2009)
- Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author (d. 2009)
- Gordon Chalk, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Queensland (d. 1991)
- Woody Herman, American singer, saxophonist, and clarinet player (d. 1987)
- Studs Terkel, American historian and author (d. 2008)
- Olga Bergholz, Russian poet and author (d. 1975)
- Higashifushimi Kunihide, Japanese monk and educator (d. 2014)
- Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1972)
- Margaret Sullavan, American actress and singer (d. 1960)
- Luigi Villoresi, Italian race car driver (d. 1997)
- Bob Tisdall, Irish hurdler (d. 2004)
- Ernie McCormick, Australian cricketer (d. 1991)
- Alfred Pellan, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1988)
- Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, and author (d. 2001)
- Margret Rey, German author and illustrator (d. 1996)
- Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
- Charles F. Brannock, American inventor and manufacturer (d. 1992)
- Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (d. 1980)
- Desanka Maksimović, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1993)
- Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1956)
- Zvi Sliternik, Israeli entomologist and academic (d. 1994)
- Walter Yust, American journalist and writer (d. 1960)
- Osgood Perkins, American actor (d. 1937)
- Edith Grace White, American ichthyologist (d. 1975)
- Royal Rife, American microbiologist and instrument maker (d. 1971)
- Celâl Bayar, Turkish politician, 3rd President of Turkey (d. 1986)
- Simeon Price, American golfer (d. 1945)
- Pierre Gilliard, Swiss author and academic (d. 1962)
- Fred Conrad Koch, American biochemist and endocrinologist (d. 1948)
- Margaret Fountaine, English lepidopterist and diarist (d.1940)
- Horace Hutchinson, English golfer (d. 1932)
- David Edward Hughes, Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (d. 1900)
- Pierre Cuypers, Dutch architect, designed the Amsterdam Centraal railway station and Rijksmuseum (d. 1921)
- Levi P. Morton, American banker and politician, 22nd United States Vice President (d. 1920)
- Edmund Kirby Smith, American general (d. 1893)
- Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician and statistician (d. 1894)
- Johann Voldemar Jannsen, Estonian journalist and poet (d. 1890)
- Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, American educator who founded the first U.S. kindergarten (d. 1894)
- William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (d. 1872)
- Friedrich Rückert, German poet and translator (d. 1866)
- Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist and chemist (d. 1829)
- Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1799)
- William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician, Lord Steward of the Household (d. 1782)
- Dudley North, English economist and politician (d. 1691)
- Pope Innocent XI (d. 1689)
- John Bulwer, British doctor (d. 1656)
- Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German noblewoman (d. 1580)
- Wolfgang I of Oettingen, German count (d. 1522)
- John II of Cyprus, King of Cyprus and Armenia and also titular King of Jerusalem from 1432 to 1458 (probable; d. 1458)
Deaths On This Day
- Piet Blauw, Dutch politician (b. 1937)
- Bob Hawke, Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1929)
- I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect (b. 1917)
- Prashant Bhargava, American director and producer (b. 1973)
- Moshe Levinger, Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1935)
- Flora MacNeil, Scottish Gaelic singer (b. 1928)
- Chris Duckworth, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (b. 1933)
- Vito Favero, Italian cyclist (b. 1932)
- Bud Hollowell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1943)
- Clyde Snow, American anthropologist and author (b. 1928)
- Angelo Errichetti, American politician (b. 1928)
- Bryan Illerbrun, Canadian football player (b. 1957)
- Frankie Librán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (b. 1948)
- Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)
- Dick Trickle, American race car driver (b. 1941)
- Bernard Waber, American author and illustrator (b. 1921)
- Patricia Aakhus, American author and academic (b. 1952)
- James Abdnor, American soldier and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota (b. 1923)
- Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1936)
- Ernie Chan, Filipino-American illustrator (b. 1940)
- Kevin Hickey, American baseball player (b. 1956)
- Ralph Barker, English author (b. 1917)
- Bob Davis, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1928)
- Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
- Kiyoshi Kodama, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
- Ronnie James Dio, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
- Hank Jones, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1918)
- Robert Mondavi, American winemaker, co-founded the Opus One Winery (b. 1913)
- Andrew Goodpaster, American general (b. 1915)
- Mark McCormack, American lawyer and sports agent, founded IMG (b. 1930)
- Alec Campbell, Australian soldier (b. 1899)
- Elbridge Durbrow, American diplomat (b. 1903)
- Jeremy Michael Boorda, American admiral (b. 1939)
- Alain Cuny, French actor (b. 1908)
- Marv Johnson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1938)
- Sammy Davis Jr., American singer, dancer, and actor (b. 1925)
- Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer, and screenwriter, created The Muppets (b. 1936)
- Leila Kasra, Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1939)
- Margaret Hamilton, American actress (b. 1902)
- Andy Kaufman, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (b. 1949)
- Irwin Shaw, American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1913)
- Ernie Freeman, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1922)
- Willy Hartner, German physician and academic (b. 1905)
- A. Philip Randolph, American union leader and activist (b. 1889)
- Modibo Keïta, Malian politician, 1st President of Mali (b. 1915)
- Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian-American sculptor (b. 1891)
- George A. Malcolm, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1881)
- Eliot Ness, American federal agent (b. 1903)
- H. B. Reese, American candy-maker and businessman, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (b. 1876)
- James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic(b. 1909)
- Manny Ayulo, American race car driver (b. 1921)
- Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor and manager (b. 1893)
- Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist and composer (b. 1910)
- Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
- Zhang Lingfu, Chinese general (b. 1903)
- Bruno Tesch, German chemist and businessman (b. 1890)
- George Ade, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1866)
- Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist and academic (b. 1865)
- Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co designed The Golden Gate Bridge (b. 1870)
- Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Greek general and politician (b. 1860)
- Mehmed VI, Ottoman sultan (b. 1861)
- Levi P. Morton, American politician, 22nd United States Vice President (b. 1824)
- Louis Perrier, Swiss architect and politician (b. 1849)
- Henri-Edmond Cross, French Neo-Impressionist painter (b. 1856)
- Ion C. Brătianu, Romanian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1821)
- Mihkel Veske, Estonian poet, linguist and theologist (b. 1843)
- Reuben Chapman, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Alabama (b. 1799)
- Edward Gibbon Wakefield, English politician (b. 1796)
- Joseph Fourier, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1768)
- Grace Elliott, Scottish courtesan and spy (b. c.1754)
- Matthew Lewis, English author and playwright (b. 1775)
- Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (b. 1720)
- Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1718)
- Charles Perrault, French author and academic (b. 1628)
- Mariana of Austria, Queen consort of Spain (b. 1634)
- Jacob Leisler, German-American politician, 8th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1640)
- Pietro da Cortona, Italian painter and architect, designed the Santi Luca e Martina (b. 1596)
- Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1607)
- Andrew Bobola, Polish missionary and martyr (b. 1591)
- William Adams, English sailor and navigator (b. 1564)
- Jan Tarnowski, Polish noble and statesman (b. 1488)
- Gian Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan (b. 1388)
- Liu Bowen, Chinese military strategist, officer, statesman and poet (b. 1311)
- Simon Stock, English-French saint (b. 1165)
- John Komnenos Vatatzes, Byzantine general (b. 1132)
- Fujiwara no Michitaka, Japanese nobleman (b. 953)
- Meng Hanqiong, eunuch official of Later Tang
- Qian Kuan, Chinese nobleman
- Emperor Wu of Jin, Chinese emperor (b. 236)