On This Day in History: May 24
May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 221 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts family returns winning scratch-off worth $1 million to customer who threw it out. A woman almost lost out on a million dollars after throwing away a lottery ticket that she thought was a loser, but a family made a selfless decision to return the ticket to her when they discovered it was worth much more than she thought.
- All Delaware Wawa stores adding self-service lottery machines. By June 10, Wawa says every Delaware store will be outfitted with new self-service lottery kiosks.
- $24 million NY Lottery jackpot claimed 2 days before it expired. The mysterious purchaser of a $24.1 million Lotto jackpot came forward to claim the winning ticket — just two days before it was set to expire.
- Would you quit your job if you won the lottery? Many say no. Even a seven-figure payday wouldn't keep many Americans from showing up to work.
- Jamaican lottery scam drives man to suicide. An ongoing sinister scam continues to cause some victims to lose their entire life savings from thieves operating from a country and an ocean away.
- Longtime friends share $7.4 million Lotto jackpot. Years of playing the Illinois Lottery paid off for two friends from Carol Stream, Illinois.
- Ohio legislators move to ban Internet lottery sales. The Ohio Lottery has not joined the move to sell tickets directly to players on the Internet, and a provision in a state budget bill would make sure it doesn't.
- N.J. man claims Mega Millions jackpot. On Thursday, a man from Tinton Falls, New Jersey, claimed his half of the $198 annuity jackpot from last Friday's Mega Millions drawing.
- Cashier sells self $1M lottery ticket in first week on job. A Southeast Missouri woman wrapped up a big week by taking home a $1 million lottery prize during the record $600 million Powerball jackpot run.
- Father, son trying to live like regular guys after $88 million lottery win. Father and son winners of an $88.1 million lottery jackpot talked about the good and the crazy that occurred after winning so much money and why they won't be the subjects of another story about lottery winners going broke.
- Spain to privatize lottery. The Spanish government is close to selecting three advisers to help it sell shares in national lottery Sociedad Estatal de Loterías y Apuestas del Estado SA that could raise as much as $10.62 billion.
- Alabama woman gets money back from lottery scam. An Alabama woman recently got $16,800 back after a joint U.S. and Canadian investigation into fraudulent telemarketers who represented themselves as lottery officials.
- $222 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls. The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to build, nearly matching the $225 million jackpot level attained by Mega Millions earlier this month before it was won by three tickets from California, Ohio, and Virginia.
- $63M Powerball lottery ticket sold in New Mexico. One winning ticket was sold in New Mexico for tonight's Powerball lottery drawing, according to the New Mexico Lottery Authority. It was the only winning ticket nationwide.
- Tennessee Man Wins $314,693 Lotto 5 Jackpot. A Greeneville, Tennessee man won the top prize of $314,693 in Friday night's Tennessee Lottery Lotto 5 drawing.
- Bill would reward Tenn. retailers for cashing lottery tickets. Tennessee lottery retailers would also reap the benefit of a winning ticket under legislation that's moving through the General Assembly in its final days.
- NY takes $5 million from lottery winners for child support, welfare. New York lottery officials announced Tuesday that the state has taken nearly $5 million from thousands of lottery jackpots before they were released to winners and applied the money to owed child-support payments or to recover a portion of welfare given to winners over the last decade.
- UK Lottery to roll out 'Fast-Pay' card. UK National Lottery operator Camelot is to launch a branded card that will enable shoppers to pay for lottery tickets at checkouts in thousands of retailers nationwide.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows to $41 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $41 million, with a cash option of $21 million.
- Illinois Lottery Gives Second Chance for Winner. The Illinois Lottery continued its birthday celebration this week with its second winner in the largest second-chance promotion in Lottery history.
- Arizon Lottery increases sales 12% this year. For the Arizona Lottery, everything's turning up roses so far with nine-month sales through March of $273.6 million.
- PA Woman Makes Powerball History. A Clearfield County woman won $1,003,688 for her appearance on the Powerball Instant Millionaire TV Game Show, lottery officials said.
- Spain's prince weds, wins lottery too. As if having a fairytale wedding was not enough luck for one day, Spain's Prince Felipe, 36, and new wife Princess Letizia, 31, hit the jackpot yesterday with a lottery ticket given to them as a wedding present, state radio reported.
- Courts freeze half of $30 million lottery winner's assets. With the stroke of a judge's pen, Ray Sobeski's assets were frozen, and although Mr. Sobeski has regained access to half the money, he still could face a long legal battle for the rest.
- Atlantic Canadian couple wins $10 million. A Canadian woman who had just lost her job at a Cape Breton hardware store had a big change in her luck this weekend as she won a $10 million lottery jackpot.
- Illinois Governor denies shifty practices. The Illinois Lottery has shifted advertising from 15 billboards throughout the state to a single billboard in Chicago that is seen by about half as many people but is owned by one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's major campaign contributors.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$393 Million
May 24, 2019
- 2.$313 Million
May 26, 2020
- 3.$308 Million
May 25, 2019
- 4.$250 Million
May 24, 2017
- 5.$235.7 Million
May 26, 2021
- 6.$232 Million
May 27, 2009
- 7.$214 Million
May 26, 2015
- 8.$203 Million
May 24, 2016
- 9.$190 Million
May 26, 2010
- 10.$180 Million
May 25, 2005
- 11.€158.1 Million
May 25, 2019
- 12.$154 Million
May 27, 2015
- 13.€129 Million
May 26, 2017
- 14.$144 Million
May 25, 2011
- 15.$132 Million
May 24, 2014
- 16.$128 Million
May 26, 2012
- 17.€87 Million
May 25, 2012
- 18.$114 Million
May 27, 2020
- 19.€85 Million
May 24, 2013
- 20.€90 Million
May 28, 2021
- 21.€90 Million
May 25, 2018
- 22.€86.19 Million
May 24, 2016
- 23.$95 Million
May 26, 2010
- 24.€66 Million
May 27, 2014
- 25.$80 Million
May 25, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, May 24, 1994
27 years old
Thursday, May 24, 1990
31 years old
Monday, May 24, 1982
39 years old
Sunday, May 24, 1981
40 years old
Friday, May 24, 1974
47 years old
Monday, May 24, 1971
50 years old
Sunday, May 24, 1959
62 years old
Wednesday, May 24, 1950
71 years old
Wednesday, May 24, 1944
77 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Twenty-two students die in a fire in Surat (India).
- Under pressure over her handling of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation as Leader of the Conservative Party, effective as of June 7.
- A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, injuring 324 people.
- At least three people are killed in a shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum of Belgium.
- Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
- Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
- The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
- While attempting to return to Leeds Bradford Airport in the United Kingdom, Knight Air Flight 816 crashes in Harewood, North Yorkshire, killing all 12 people on board.
- Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993; each one is sentenced to 240 years in prison.
- Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
- Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo and five other people are assassinated in a shootout at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico.
- The last Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protests.
- The ethnic cleansing in Kozarac, Bosnia and Herzegovina begins when Serbian militia and police forces enter the town.
- Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
- Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
- Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War.
- Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife, and his presidential committee die in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president gave a famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.
- The Judgment of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
- Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
- Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
- American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.
- Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
- United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
- The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland.
- Arab-Israeli War: Egypt captures the Israeli kibbutz of Yad Mordechai, but the five-day effort gives Israeli forces time to prepare enough to stop the Egyptian advance a week later.
- World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks then-pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.
- Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
- Acting on the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, NKVD agent Iosif Grigulevich orchestrates an unsuccessful assassination attempt on exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Coyoacán, Mexico.
- The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.
- Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).
- World War I: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the conflict on the side of the Allies.
- Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
- The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
- Patrick Francis Healy becomes the first black president of a predominantly white university in the United States.
- American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
- John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.
- Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from a committee room in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate a commercial telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington D.C.
- The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
- Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
- South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator").
- The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
- John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday.
- The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting dissenting Protestants but excluding Roman Catholics.
- The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.
- The French Royal Army crosses the border into the Spanish Netherlands, starting the War of Devolution opposing France to the Spanish Empire and the Triple Alliance.
- Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
- The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
- One hundred English settlers disembark in Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America.
- Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
- Erik XIV of Sweden and his guards murder five incarcerated Swedish nobles.
- The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
- Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
- The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
- The nobles of Franconia and Saxony elect Henry the Fowler at the Imperial Diet in Fritzlar as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.
Births On This Day
- Tarjei Sandvik Moe, Norwegian actor
- Daiya Seto, Japanese swimmer
- Emily Nicholl, Scottish netball player
- Emily Temple Wood, American 2016 Wikipedian of the Year award
- Marcus Bettinelli, English footballer, goalkeeper
- Aled Davies, Welsh discus thrower
- Cody Eakin, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mattias Ekholm, Swedish ice hockey player
- G-Eazy, American rapper
- Andrew Jordan, English race car driver
- Kalin Lucas, American basketball player
- Artem Anisimov, Russian ice hockey player
- Monica Lin Brown, American sergeant
- Billy Gilman, American musician
- Lucian Wintrich, American political artist and White House correspondent
- Guillaume Latendresse, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mark Ballas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, dancer, and actor
- Giannis Kontoes, Greek footballer
- Tim Bridgman, English race car driver
- Sarah Hagan, American actress
- Dmitri Kruglov, Estonian footballer
- Masaya Takahashi, Japanese wrestler
- Custódio Castro, Portuguese footballer
- Pedram Javaheri, Iranian-American meteorologist and journalist
- Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean model and actress (d. 2009)
- Issah Gabriel Ahmed, Ghanaian footballer
- Rian Wallace, American football player
- Andy Lee, Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Jason Babin, American football player
- Anthony Minichiello, Australian rugby league player
- Tracy McGrady, American basketball player
- Kareem McKenzie, American football player
- Elijah Burke, American wrestler
- Johan Holmqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
- Brad Penny, American baseball player
- Rose, French singer, songwriter and composer
- Jeet Gannguli, Indian score composer, music director and singer
- Alessandro Cortini, Italian-American singer and keyboard player
- Catherine Cox, New Zealand-Australian netball player
- Silje Vige, Norwegian singer
- Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian
- Marc Gagnon, Canadian speed skater
- Giannis Goumas, Greek footballer and coach
- Maria Lawson, English singer-songwriter
- Sébastien Foucan, French runner and actor
- Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player and coach
- Magnus Manske, German biochemist and computer programmer, developed MediaWiki
- Rodrigo, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
- Bartolo Colón, Dominican-American baseball player
- Shirish Kunder, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Vladimír Šmicer, Czech footballer and manager
- Greg Berlanti, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Kris Draper, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Martin McCague, Northern Irish-English cricketer
- Jacob Rees-Mogg, English politician
- Rich Robinson, American guitarist and songwriter
- Tamer Karadağlı, Turkish actor
- Andrey Borodin, Russian-English economist and businessman
- Eric Close, American actor
- Heavy D, Jamaican-American rapper, producer, and actor (d. 2011)
- Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan-American baseball player and manager
- Éric Cantona, French footballer, manager, and actor
- Ricky Craven, American race car driver and sportscaster
- John C. Reilly, American actor
- Shinichirō Watanabe, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter
- Liz McColgan, Scottish educator and runner
- Adrian Moorhouse, English swimmer
- Isidro Pérez, Mexican boxer (d. 2013)
- Pat Verbeek, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Ivan Capelli, Italian race car driver and sportscaster
- Michael Chabon, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
- Joe Dumars, American basketball player
- Rich Rodriguez, American football player and coach
- Valerie Taylor, American computer scientist and educator
- Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican-American boxer (d. 2012)
- Gene Anthony Ray, American actor, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2003)
- Lorella Cedroni, Italian philosopher and theorist (d. 2013)
- Alain Lemieux, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
- Guy Fletcher, English keyboard player, guitarist, and producer
- Bill Harrigan, Australian rugby league referee and sportscaster
- Kristin Scott Thomas, English actress
- Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish-American ice hockey player (d. 1985)
- Barry O'Farrell, Australian politician, 43rd Premier of New South Wales
- Chip Ganassi, American race car driver, team owner and businessman
- R. B. Bernstein, American constitutional historian
- Larry Blackmon, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Dominic Grieve, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
- Michael Jackson, Irish archbishop
- Rosanne Cash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Philippe Lafontaine, Belgian singer and songwriter
- Rajesh Roshan, Indian composer
- Alfred Molina, English actor
- Jim Broadbent, English actor
- Roger Deakins , English cinematographer
- Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- Albert Bouchard, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
- Mike De Leon, Filipino director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer
- Mike Reid, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and American football player
- Waddy Wachtel, American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer
- Martin Winterkorn, German businessman
- Tansu Çiller, Turkish economist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Turkey
- Jesualdo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer and manager
- Irena Szewińska, Russian-Polish sprinter
- Terry Callier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
- Steven Norris, English engineer and politician
- Richard Ottaway, English lieutenant and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Priscilla Presley, American actress and businesswoman
- Patti LaBelle, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Dominique Lavanant, French actress
- Gary Burghoff, American actor
- Ali Bacher, South African cricketer and manager
- Hannu Mikkola, Finnish race car driver (d. 2021)
- Ichirō Ozawa, Japanese lawyer and politician, Japanese Minister of Home Affairs
- Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, artist, writer, and producer; Nobel Prize laureate
- Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heigham, English academic and politician
- Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and essayist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
- Prince Buster, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
- Tommy Chong, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Maryvonne Dupureur, French runner and educator (d. 2008)
- Archie Shepp, American saxophonist and composer
- Harold Budd, American composer and poet
- Joan Micklin Silver, American director and screenwriter
- Jane Byrne, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2014)
- Réal Giguère, Canadian television host and actor
- Aharon Lichtenstein, French-Israeli rabbi and author (d. 2015)
- Arnold Wesker, English playwright and producer (d. 2016)
- William Trevor, Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer (d. 2016)
- Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor and screenwriter
- Carmine Infantino, American illustrator and educator (d. 2013)
- Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and director (d. 1994)
- Philip Pearlstein, American soldier and painter
- Siobhán McKenna, Irish actress (d. 1986)
- Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (d. 1997)
- Alan Campbell, Baron Campbell of Alloway, English lawyer and judge (d. 2013)
- Roden Cutler, Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (d. 2002)
- Lilli Palmer, German-American actress (d. 1986)
- Joe Abreu, American baseball player and soldier (d. 1993)
- Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (d. 1983)
- Wilbur Mills, American banker and politician (d. 1992)
- George Nakashima, American woodworker and architect (d. 1990)
- Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
- Lionel Conacher, Canadian football player and politician (d. 1954)
- Sylvia Daoust, Canadian sculptor (d. 2004)
- José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 1968)
- Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
- Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (d. 1938)
- Henri Michaux, Belgian-French poet and painter (d. 1984)
- Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr., American publisher, founded Advance Publications (d. 1979)
- Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, American author and educator (d. 1958)
- William F. Albright, American archaeologist, philologist, and scholar (d. 1971)
- Mick Mannock, Irish soldier and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
- Paul Paray, French organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1979)
- H. B. Reese, American candy maker, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (d. 1956)
- Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American psychologist and engineer (d. 1972)
- Robert Garrett, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1961)
- Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1878)
- Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and judge (d. 1938)
- Jan Smuts, South African lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1950)
- Charlie Taylor, American engineer and mechanic (d. 1956)
- George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (d. 1938)
- Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland, Maltese lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1940)
- Arthur Wing Pinero, English actor, director, and playwright (d. 1934)
- Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter and academic (d. 1897)
- Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)
- Emanuel Leutze, German-American painter (d. 1868)
- Abraham Geiger, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1874)
- Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish biologist and paleontologist (d. 1866)
- William Whewell, English priest and philosopher (d. 1866)
- Cathinka Buchwieser, German operatic singer and actress (d.1828)
- Jean-Paul Marat, Swiss-French physician, journalist, and politician (d. 1793)
- Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1769)
- Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-German physicist and engineer, developed the Fahrenheit scale (d. 1736)
- Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
- Emerentia von Düben, Swedish royal favorite (d. 1743)
- Marek Sobieski, Polish noble (d. 1652)
- John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale, Scottish politician, Secretary of State, Scotland (d. 1682)
- Elizabeth Carey, Lady Berkeley, English courtier (d. 1635)
- William Gilbert, English physician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1603)
- John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)
- Pontormo, Italian painter (d. 1557)
- Margaret of Bohemia, Queen of Hungary (d. 1349)
- 15 BC
- Germanicus, Roman general (d. 19)
Deaths On This Day
- Gudrun Burwitz, daughter of Margarete Himmler and Heinrich Himmler (b. 1929)
- John Bain (TotalBiscuit), English gaming commentator and critic (b. 1984)
- Dean Carroll, English rugby player (b. 1962)
- Kenneth Jacobs, Australian lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
- Tanith Lee, English author (b. 1947)
- David Allen, English cricketer (b. 1935)
- Stormé DeLarverie, known as the "Rosa Parks of the lesbian community" (b. 1920)
- Mahafarid Amir Khosravi, Iranian businessman (b. 1969)
- Knowlton Nash, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1927)
- John Vasconcellos, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1932)
- Helmut Braunlich, German-American violinist and composer (b. 1929)
- Ron Davies, Welsh footballer (b. 1942)
- Gotthard Graubner, German painter (b. 1930)
- Haynes Johnson, American journalist and author (b. 1931)
- Pyotr Todorovsky, Ukrainian-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1925)
- Klaas Carel Faber, Dutch-German SS officer (b. 1922)
- Kathi Kamen Goldmark, American journalist and author (b. 1948)
- Jacqueline Harpman, Belgian psychoanalyst and author (b. 1929)
- Juan Francisco Lombardo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1925)
- Lee Rich, American production manager and producer (b. 1918)
- Huguette Clark, American heiress, painter, and philanthropist (b. 1906)
- Hakim Ali Zardari, Indian-Pakistani businessman and politician (b. 1930)
- Ray Alan, English ventriloquist, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- Paul Gray, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1972)
- Raymond V. Haysbert, American businessman and activist (b. 1920)
- Petr Muk, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1965)
- Anneliese Rothenberger, German soprano and actress (b. 1926)
- Jay Bennett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1963)
- Dick Martin, American actor, comedian, and director (b. 1922)
- Jimmy McGriff, American organist and bandleader (b. 1936)
- Henry Bumstead, American art director and production designer (b. 1915)
- Claude Piéplu, French actor (b. 1923)
- Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician and educator (b. 1930)
- Carl Amery, German activist and author (b. 1922)
- Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist and poet (b. 1913)
- Guy Tardif, Canadian academic and politician (b. 1935)
- Henry Ries, German-American photographer (b. 1917)
- Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
- Edward Wagenknecht, American critic and educator (b. 1900)
- Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
- Wallace Markfield, American author (b. 1926)
- Kurt Schork, American journalist and scholar (b. 1947)
- Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1919)
- Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (b. 1923)
- Enrique Álvarez Félix, Mexican actor (b. 1934)
- Joseph Mitchell, American journalist and author (b. 1908)
- Harold Wilson, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)
- Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese race car driver (b. 1956)
- Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
- Arthur Villeneuve, Canadian painter (b. 1910)
- Freddie Frith, English motorcycle road racer (b. 1909)
- Vince McMahon Sr., American wrestling promoter and businessman, founded WWE (b. 1914)
- Herbert Müller, Swiss race car driver (b. 1940)
- Ernest Bullock, English organist, composer, and educator (b. 1890)
- Denise Pelletier, Canadian actress (b. 1923)
- Duke Ellington, American pianist and composer (b. 1899)
- Sonny Boy Williamson II, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (b. 1908)
- Elmore James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
- John Foster Dulles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (b. 1888)
- Frank Rowe, Australian public servant (b. 1895)
- Martha Annie Whiteley, English chemist and mathematician (b. 1866)
- Thomas N. Heffron, American actor, director, screenwriter (b. 1872)
- Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, English field marshal and politician, 43rd Governor-General of India (b. 1883)
- Alexey Shchusev, Russian architect, designed Lenin's Mausoleum and Moscow Kazanskaya railway station (b. 1873)
- Jacques Feyder, Belgian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
- Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal and pilot (b. 1892)
- Lancelot Holland, English admiral (b. 1887)
- Fanny Searls, American biologist (b. 1851)
- Nikolai von Meck, Russian engineer (b. 1863)
- Amado Nervo, Mexican poet, journalist, and educator (b. 1870)
- John Condon, Irish-English soldier (b. 1896)
- Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer and architect (b. 1821)
- Louis-Zéphirin Moreau, Canadian bishop (b. 1824)
- Samuel Palmer, English painter and illustrator (b. 1805)
- William Lloyd Garrison, American journalist and activist (b. 1805)
- Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter and illustrator (b. 1794)
- Elmer E. Ellsworth, American colonel (b. 1837)
- Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German author and composer (b. 1797)
- Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician and academic (b. 1765)
- John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, Scottish field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Argyllshire (b. 1723)
- George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, English admiral and politician, 16th Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1718)
- Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
- Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Spanish Franciscan abbess and mystic (b. 1602)
- Robert Hues, English mathematician and geographer (b. 1553)
- Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet and cleric (b. 1561)
- Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1563)
- Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (b. 1473)
- Ambroise de Loré, French commander (b. 1396)
- Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)
- Taejo of Joseon (b. 1335)
- Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman, Moroccan sultan (b. 1297)
- Theobald III, Count of Champagne (b. 1179)
- David I of Scotland (b. 1083)
- Hugues de Payens, first Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. c. 1070)
- Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Ségéne, bishop of Armagh (b. c. 610)