On This Day in History: May 25
May 25 is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 220 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Nebraska woman carried $200K winning lottery ticket in purse for 2 weeks before claiming. A Nebraska woman carried around the scratch-off lottery ticket for quite a while before she realized she had a $200,000 winner.
- New Zealand man who lost his job during lockdown wins $10 million Lotto jackpot. Just weeks after losing his job, a Hamilton, New Zealand, man surprised his wife with a staggering $10.3 million (US$6.3 million) Lotto win.
- Odd strategy helps Michigan man win $2 million on instant lotto ticket. A Michigan man's lottery strategy doesn't seem so odd anymore after winning $2 million on a Michigan Lottery instant ticket.
- Michigan Lottery offers a way to win nearly 100% of the time. Michigan Lottery players have discovered a way to play the lottery's online games so that they win every time they play — and the lottery seems to be OK with it.
- Massachusetts Senate weighing plan to give Lottery 'broad mandate' for online games. If the Massachusetts State Lottery is to continue to thrive and return hundreds of millions of dollars to cities and towns, it must have the ability to move online in some fashion, its executive director said, but it first needs permission from the Legislature to test the World Wide Web's waters.
- UK Lottery to create 100 millionaires in special Olympic drawing. A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a 'thank you' to players for helping fund the London Olympics.
- Judge orders new trial in Arkansas lottery ticket suit. An Arkansas judge on Thursday ordered a new trial to decide who can claim a $1 million scratch-off lottery ticket prize, a little more than three weeks after he ruled that a woman who said she bought the ticket but mistakenly discarded it was entitled to the money.
- Major N.Y. sports betting ring busted. Authorities busted a multi-million dollar sports gambling ring Tuesday that started out in a Staten Island video store and grew into an online operation run out of Costa Rica, officials said.
- Businesses near Nevada border popular for lottery players. According to figures for fiscal 2009, the two highest-grossing Arizona Lottery outlets were isolated businesses close to Nevada, which has no lottery.
- Okla. House votes to prohibit kids in lottery ads. The state House has approved a bill that would prohibit the Oklahoma Lottery Commission from using children in its advertisements.
- Pennsylvania Mega Millions lottery sales falling short of target. So far, the Mega Millions lottery game hasn't been the big winner Pennsylvania Lottery officials predicted.
- $44 million Calif. lottery jackpot largest in the world. The jackpot in the California SuperLotto Plus lottery game grew to $44 million Thursday -- currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
- How To Protect Yourself In A Lottery Pool. Now that $21 million in Texas Lottery prize money is in limbo as a result of a pending lawsuit that has frozen the money, many people wonder how they can protect themselves from falling victim of a lottery pool dispute.
- Sale of Illinois Lottery could start a trend. If Illinois privatizes its lottery system, investors and public officials in other states will closely watch the groundbreaking move with an eye toward repeating it, a gaming industry leader predicted Wednesday.
- Oregon Lottery employees reject call to unionize. A union drive at the Oregon Lottery has been rejected by a solid majority of agency employees.
- $8 million lottery dispute grips Spain. A Barcelona judge must decide whether Antonio Lloreda Capillo is entitled to keep the _6 million (US$7.7 million) jackpot or must share it with 19 colleagues from a lottery pool at his job.
- Incredible coincidence: Two Fort Drum reservists hit lottery jackpots. Two families from the same upstate New York community and with ties to the U.S. Army's Fort Drum are the state's newest instant millionaires.
- Many dislike Illinois Gov.'s lottery privatization plan. A day after Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich unveiled his $10 billion school financing and education reform plan, lawmakers, local school officials and teachers union representatives raised serious reservations, suggesting that key portions of the proposal will face a rocky path.
- Powerball lottery jackpot expands to $28 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $28 million, with a cash option of $12.4 million.
- Winning Florida Lotto ticket sold in Spring Hill. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $3 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $27 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $27 million for Friday's drawing.
- $117 million S.D. Powerball winner contacts Lottery. The South Dakota Lottery was contacted Tuesday by a Pierre lawyer representing someone who claims to have the winning Powerball lottery ticket worth nearly $117 million.
- Texas Woman Sues Over Winning Lottery Ticket. A woman who claims she was part of a $36 million Lotto Texas jackpot pool but was excluded from the winnings has sued six women and the Texas Lottery Commission.
- $100,000 Powerball lottery prize shared by five in North Dakota. Five players who bought a ticket in Valley City, North Dakota are claiming a $100,000 prize from the weekend Powerball drawing, the largest prize paid since the state joined the game.
- Thief's 1000s of stolen lottery tickets nearly all losers. A man arrested for stealing 4,400 lottery tickets suffered the double ignominy of winning only a trifling sum from the stolen stubs, Metropolitan Police Department officers said Tuesday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$418 Million
May 28, 2019
- 2.$313 Million
May 26, 2020
- 3.$308 Million
May 25, 2019
- 4.$275 Million
May 27, 2017
- 5.$232 Million
May 27, 2009
- 6.$218 Million
May 27, 2016
- 7.$214 Million
May 26, 2015
- 8.$190 Million
May 26, 2010
- 9.$180 Million
May 25, 2005
- 10.€158.1 Million
May 25, 2019
- 11.$154 Million
May 27, 2015
- 12.$152 Million
May 28, 2014
- 13.€129 Million
May 26, 2017
- 14.$144 Million
May 25, 2011
- 15.$128 Million
May 26, 2012
- 16.€94 Million
May 28, 2013
- 17.€87 Million
May 25, 2012
- 18.$114 Million
May 27, 2020
- 19.€90 Million
May 25, 2018
- 20.€87.12 Million
May 26, 2016
- 21.$95 Million
May 26, 2010
- 22.€66 Million
May 27, 2014
- 23.$80 Million
May 25, 2016
- 23.$80 Million
May 27, 2005
- 25.€66 Million
May 28, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, May 25, 1988
32 years old
Monday, May 25, 1987
33 years old
Wednesday, May 25, 1983
37 years old
Monday, May 25, 1981
39 years old
Sunday, May 25, 1980
40 years old
Monday, May 25, 1970
50 years old
Thursday, May 25, 1967
53 years old
Tuesday, May 25, 1965
55 years old
Tuesday, May 25, 1965
55 years old
Monday, May 25, 1964
56 years old
Monday, May 25, 1964
56 years old
Saturday, May 25, 1963
57 years old
Sunday, May 25, 1958
62 years old
Friday, May 25, 1956
64 years old
Tuesday, May 25, 1954
66 years old
Tuesday, May 25, 1943
77 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable.
- Ireland votes to repeal the Eight Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, prohibiting abortion in all but a few cases, choosing to replace it with the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland.
- Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.
- A gas cylinder explodes on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat, killing at least 18 people.
- The SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station.
- Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
- North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.
- NASA's Phoenix lander lands in Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and microbial life.
- China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait. All 225 people on board are killed.
- Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from Lebanese territory (except for the disputed Shebaa farms zone) 22 years after its invasion in 1978.
- The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
- A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koroma.
- Hands Across America takes place.
- Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
- Falklands War: HMS Coventry is sunk by Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawks.
- In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- John Spenkelink, a convicted murderer, was executed in Florida. He was the first person to be executed in Florida after capital punishment was reinstated in 1976.
- American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing all 271 on board and two people on the ground.
- The first bomb of a series of bombings orchestrated by the Unabomber detonates at Northwestern University resulting in minor injuries.
- Star Wars is released in theaters.
- Chinese government removes a decade old ban on William Shakespeare's work, effectively ending the Cultural Revolution started in 1966.
- Velos, while participating in a NATO exercise and in order to protest against the dictatorship in Greece, anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.
- The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis is dedicated.
- Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
- In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
- Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.
- In the United States, a night-time F5 tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.
- First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third-highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Charles Evans. Joe Brown and George Band reached the summit on May 25, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather the next day.
- Nuclear weapons testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducts its first and only nuclear artillery test.
- The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
- The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
- World War II: The German 2nd Panzer Division captures the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne.
- Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante kills 313 people.
- Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is in government-in-exile in Paris.
- Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee.
- The House of Commons of the United Kingdom passes the Home Rule Bill for devolution in Ireland.
- Playwright, poet, novelist and aesthete Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
- The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Jingsong as its president.
- Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.
- In Mobile, Alabama, around 300 people are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
- The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for governmental reforms.
- The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
- The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
- May Revolution: Citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
- Chuquisaca Revolution: Patriot revolt in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) against the Spanish Empire, sparking the Latin American wars of independence.
- United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Carlow begins; executions of suspected rebels at Carnew and at Dunlavin Green take place.
- The United States Constitutional Convention formally convenes in Philadelphia, when a quorum of seven states is secured.
- A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
- Charles II lands at Dover at the invitation of the Convention Parliament (England), which marks the end of the Cromwell-proclaimed Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and begins the Restoration (1660) of the British monarchy.
- Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
- Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan pass, letting the Manchus through towards the capital Beijing.
- The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
- Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
- Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors.
- 240 BC
- First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
- 567 BC
- Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
Births On This Day
- David Pastrňák, Czech ice hockey player
- Kagiso Rabada, South African cricketer
- Matt Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
- Aly Raisman, American gymnast
- James Porter, English cricketer
- Bo Dallas, American wrestler
- Nikita Filatov, Russian ice hockey player
- Dávid Škutka, Slovak footballer
- Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer
- Yves De Winter, Belgian footballer
- Moritz Stehling, German footballer
- Kamil Stoch, Polish ski jumper
- Edewin Fanini, Brazilian footballer
- Yoan Gouffran, French footballer
- Takahiro Hōjō, Japanese actor and musician
- Geraint Thomas, Welsh cyclist
- Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress
- Demba Ba, French footballer
- Gert Kams, Estonian footballer
- Roman Reigns, American football player and wrestler
- Luke Ball, Australian footballer
- Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player
- A. J. Foyt IV, American race car driver
- Shawne Merriman, American football player
- Adam Boyd, English footballer
- Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer
- Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder
- Roger Guerreiro, Polish footballer
- Justin Hodges, Australian rugby league player
- Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenyan runner
- Jason Kubel, American baseball player
- Stacey Pensgen, American figure skater and meteorologist
- Luke Webster, Australian footballer
- Michalis Pelekanos, Greek basketball player
- Matt Utai, New Zealand rugby league player
- David Navarro, Spanish footballer
- Carlos Bocanegra, American soccer player
- Sayed Moawad, Egyptian footballer
- Caroline Ouellette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Sam Sodje, English-Nigerian footballer
- Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player
- Chris Young, American baseball pitcher
- Adam Gontier, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Brian Urlacher, American football player
- Andre Anis, Estonian footballer
- Alberto Del Rio, Mexican-American mixed martial artist and wrestler
- Stefan Holm, Swedish high jumper
- Erki Pütsep, Estonian cyclist
- Ethan Suplee, American actor
- Miguel Zepeda, Mexican footballer
- Blaise Nkufo, Congolese-Swiss footballer
- Dougie Freedman, Scottish footballer and manager
- Frank Klepacki, American drummer and composer
- Miguel Tejada, Dominican-American baseball player
- Daz Dillinger, American rapper and producer
- Molly Sims, American model and actress
- Karan Johar, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Octavia Spencer, American actress and author
- Stefano Baldini, Italian runner
- Marco Cappato, Italian politician
- Robert Croft, Welsh-English cricketer and sportscaster
- Jamie Kennedy, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Glen Drover, Canadian guitarist and songwriter
- Anne Heche, American actress
- Stacy London, American journalist and author
- Kendall Gill, American basketball player, boxer, and sportscaster
- Luc Nilis, Belgian footballer and manager
- Mark Rosewater, Head designer of Magic: the Gathering
- Yahya Jammeh, Gambian colonel and politician, President of the Gambia
- David Shaw, Canadian-American ice hockey player
- George Hickenlooper, American director and producer (d. 2010)
- Mike Myers, Canadian-American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter
- Ric Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
- Amy Klobuchar, American lawyer and politician
- Anthea Turner, English journalist and television host
- Julian Clary, English comedian, actor, and author
- Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
- Rick Wamsley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Dorothy Straight, American children's author
- Paul Weller, English singer, songwriter and musician
- Alastair Campbell, English journalist and author
- Edward Lee, American author
- Robert Picard, Canadian ice hockey player
- Stavros Arnaoutakis, Greek politician
- Larry Hogan, American politician, 62nd Governor of Maryland
- David P. Sartor, American composer and conductor
- Alistair Burt, English lawyer and politician
- Murali, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 2009)
- Eve Ensler, American playwright and producer
- Daniel Passarella, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager
- Stan Sakai, Japanese-American author and illustrator
- Gaetano Scirea, Italian footballer (d. 1989)
- Jeffrey Bewkes, American businessman
- Nick Fotiu, American ice hockey player and coach
- David Jenkins, Trinidadian-Scottish runner
- Al Sarrantonio, American author and publisher
- Gordon H. Smith, American businessman and politician
- Bob Gale, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Robby Steinhardt, American rock violinist and singer
- Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist
- Barry Windsor-Smith, English painter and illustrator
- Bülent Arınç, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
- Marianne Elliott, Northern Irish historian, author, and academic
- Klaus Meine, German rock singer-songwriter
- Karen Valentine, American actress
- Catherine G. Wolf, American psychologist and computer scientist
- Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian race car driver
- David A. Hargrave, American game designer, created Arduin (d. 1988)
- Digby Anderson, English journalist and philosopher
- Pierre Bachelet, French singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
- Charlie Harper, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Robert MacPherson, American mathematician and academic
- Frank Oz, English-born American puppeteer, filmmaker, and actor
- Chris Ralston, English rugby player
- Jessi Colter, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- John Palmer, English keyboard player
- Leslie Uggams, American actress and singer
- Uta Frith, German developmental psychologist
- Vladimir Voronin, Moldovan economist and politician, 3rd President of Moldova
- Nobuyoshi Araki, Japanese photographer
- Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2010)
- Ian McKellen, English actor
- Raymond Carver, American short story writer and poet (d. 1988)
- Margaret Forster, English historian, author, and critic (d. 2016)
- Geoffrey Robinson, English businessman and politician
- Tom Phillips, English painter and academic
- Tom T. Hall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (d. 2013)
- John Ffowcs Williams, Welsh engineer and academic
- Cookie Gilchrist, American football player (d. 2011)
- W. P. Kinsella, Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2016)
- Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
- Sarah Marshall, English-American actress (d. 2014)
- Basdeo Panday, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
- Ray Spencer, English footballer (d. 2016)
- Jógvan Sundstein, Faroese accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
- John Gregory Dunne, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2003)
- K. C. Jones, American basketball player and coach
- Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2014)
- Georgy Grechko, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2017)
- Irwin Winkler, American director and producer
- Beverly Sills, American soprano and actress (d. 2007)
- Robert Ludlum, American soldier and author (d. 2001)
- Norman Petty, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1984)
- Claude Akins, American actor (d. 1994)
- William Bowyer, English painter and academic (d. 2015)
- Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author and poet (d. 2009)
- Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
- David Wynne, English sculptor and painter (d. 2014)
- Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (d. 1974)
- Jeanne Crain, American actress (d. 2003)
- Eldon Griffiths, English journalist and politician (d. 2014)
- Don Liddle, American baseball player (d. 2000)
- Claude Pinoteau, French film director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- István Nyers, French-Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
- Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (d. 1984)
- Hal David, American songwriter and composer (d. 2012)
- Kitty Kallen, American singer (d. 2016)
- Jack Steinberger, German-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner and diplomat (d. 1992)
- Steve Cochran, American film, television and stage actor (d. 1965)
- Theodore Hesburgh, American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)
- Brian Dickson, Canadian captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1998)
- Giuseppe Tosi, Italian discus thrower (d. 1981)
- Heinrich Bär, German colonel and pilot (d. 1957)
- Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and producer (d. 1965)
- Dean Rockwell, American commander, wrestler, and coach (d. 2005)
- Alfred Kubel, German politician, 5th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (d. 1999)
- Theodore Roethke, American poet (d. 1963)
- U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1995)
- Alain Grandbois, Canadian poet and author (d. 1975)
- Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, author, and flute player (d. 1976)
- Bennett Cerf, American publisher and television game show panelist; co-founded Random House (d. 1971)
- Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (d. 1972)
- Gene Tunney, American boxer and soldier (d. 1978)
- Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, American country musician (d. 1968)
- Günther Lütjens, German admiral (d. 1941)
- Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)
- Miles Malleson, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1969)
- Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian priest and saint (d. 1968)
- Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and activist (d. 1945)
- Philip Murray, Scottish-American miner and labor leader (d. 1952)
- Carl Johan Lind, Swedish hammer thrower (d. 1965)
- Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)
- Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist and academic (d. 1967)
- Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian-English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1964)
- William Stickney, American golfer (d. 1944)
- Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (d. 1949)
- Robbie Ross, Canadian journalist and art critic (d. 1918)
- Mathilde Verne, English pianist and educator (d. 1936)
- Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (d. 1950)
- John Mott, American evangelist and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
- Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
- James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist and academic (d. 1944)
- Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Algerian-French general (d. 1942)
- William Muldoon, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1933)
- Johann Baptist Singenberger, Swiss composer, educator, and publisher (d. 1924)
- Naim Frashëri, Albanian-Turkish poet and translator (d. 1900)
- Trebor Mai (né Robert Williams), Welsh poet (d. 1877)
- Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian and academic (d. 1897)
- Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville, French essayist and biographer (d. 1882)
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1873)
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)
- Minh Mạng, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1841)
- Philip Pendleton Barbour, American farmer and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1841)
- Samuel Ward, American politician, 31st Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (d. 1776)
- John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
- Claude Buffier, Polish-French historian and philosopher (d. 1737)
- Charles Garnier, French missionary and saint (d. 1649)
- Camillus de Lellis, Italian saint and nurse (d. 1614)
- Catherine of Cleves, Duchess consort regent of Guelders (d. 1479)
- Jakobus ("James"), Count of Lichtenburg (d. 1480)
- Emperor Sukō of Japan (d. 1398)
- Toghon Temür, Mongolian emperor (d. 1370)
- Emperor Shenzong of Song (d. 1085)
Deaths On This Day
- George Braden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of the Northwest Territories (b. 1949)
- Robert Lebel, Canadian bishop (b. 1924)
- David Allen, English cricketer (b. 1935)
- Marcel Côté, Canadian economist and politician (b. 1942)
- Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (b. 1923)
- Herb Jeffries, American singer and actor (b. 1913)
- Toaripi Lauti, Tuvaluan educator and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Tuvalu (b. 1928)
- Matthew Saad Muhammad, American boxer and trainer (b. 1954)
- Mahendra Karma, Indian politician (b. 1950)
- Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (b. 1953)
- William Hanley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1931)
- Peter D. Sieruta, American author and critic (b. 1958)
- Lou Watson, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)
- Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1944)
- Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
- Michael H. Jordan, American businessman (b. 1936)
- Alan Hickinbotham, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1925)
- Gabriel Vargas, Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1915)
- Jarvis Williams, American football player and coach (b. 1965)
- Haakon Lie, Norwegian politician (b. 1905)
- J. R. Simplot, American businessman, founded Simplot (b. 1909)
- Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian, and director (b. 1931)
- Sunil Dutt, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1929)
- Robert Jankel, English businessman, founded Panther Westwinds (b. 1938)
- Graham Kennedy, Australian television host and actor (b. 1934)
- Ismail Merchant, Indian-born film producer and director (b. 1936)
- Zoran Mušič, Slovene painter and illustrator (b. 1909)
- Roger Williams Straus, Jr., American publisher, co-founded Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishing Company (b. 1917)
- Sloan Wilson, American author and poet (b. 1920)
- Renzo De Felice, Italian historian and author (b. 1929)
- Élie Bayol, French race car driver (b. 1914)
- Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player and coach, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer 1996 (b. 1948)
- Dany Robin, French actress (b. 1927)
- Vic Tayback, American actor (b. 1930)
- Chester Bowles, American journalist and politician, 22nd Under Secretary of State (b. 1901)
- Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1904)
- Idris of Libya (b. 1889)
- Jack Stewart, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1917)
- Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian physicist and astronomer (b. 1912)
- Fredric Warburg, English author and publisher (b. 1898)
- Itzhak Bentov, Czech-Israeli engineer, mystic, and author (b. 1923)
- Amédée Gordini, Italian-born French racing driver and sports car manufacturer (b. 1899)
- Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian author (b. 1904)
- Tom Patey, Scottish mountaineer and author (b. 1932)
- Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (b. 1881)
- Leo Goodwin, American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (b. 1883)
- Robert Capa, Hungarian photographer and journalist (b. 1913)
- Paula von Preradović, Croatian poet and author (b. 1887)
- Witold Pilecki, Polish officer and Resistance leader (b. 1901)
- Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (b. 1888)
- Emanuel Feuermann, Ukrainian-American cellist and educator (b. 1902)
- Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer and academic (b. 1868)
- Henry Ossawa Tanner, American-French painter and illustrator (b. 1859)
- Gustav Holst, English trombonist, composer, and educator (b. 1874)
- Randall Davidson, Scottish-English archbishop (b. 1848)
- Payne Whitney, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1876)
- Symon Petliura, Ukrainian journalist and politician (b. 1879)
- Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1889)
- Eliza Pollock, American archer (b. 1840)
- Madam C. J. Walker, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company (b. 1867)
- Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet and critic (b. 1891)
- Austin Lane Crothers, American educator and politician, 46th Governor of Maryland (b. 1860)
- Rosa Bonheur, French painter and sculptor (b. 1822)
- Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, Ottoman sociologist, historian, and jurist (b. 1822)
- Benjamin D'Urban, English general and politician, Governor of British Guiana (b. 1777)
- William Paley, English priest and philosopher (b. 1743)
- John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (b. 1719)
- Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist and physician (b. 1751)
- Peter III of Portugal (b. 1717)
- Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German bishop and theologian (b. 1660)
- Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1600)
- Gustaf Bonde, Finnish-Swedish politician, 5th Lord High Treasurer of Sweden (b. 1620)
- Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572)
- Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Italian Carmelite nun and mystic (b. 1566)
- Valens Acidalius, German poet and critic (b. 1567)
- Philip Neri, Italian priest and saint (b. 1515)
- Gemma Frisius, Dutch physician, mathematician, and cartographer (b. 1508)
- Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)
- John Stafford, English archbishop and politician
- Pope Alexander IV (b. 1185)
- Pope Gregory VII (b. 1020)
- Mieszko I of Poland (b. 935)
- Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Muslim astronomer (b. 903)
- Yao Yanzhang, general of Chu
- Flann Sinna, king of Meath
- Xue Yiju, chancellor of Later Liang
- Higbald of Lindisfarne, English bishop
- Aldhelm, English-Latin bishop, poet, and scholar (b. 639)
- Li Hong, Chinese prince (b. 652)
- Pope Boniface IV (b. 550)