On This Day in History: May 26
May 26 is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 219 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Florida man has both cars break down, wins $1 million in lottery. A man who had been having rather unfortunate car troubles finally experienced a lucky turn of events when he won a $1 million top prize from a Florida Lottery scratch-off game.
- Hoosier Lottery celebrates 30 years in operation. This year, the Hoosier Lottery continues its celebration of the 30th anniversary since its first ticket went on sale October 13, 1989.
- Pa. Lottery's new keno game gets a lot of play. The Pennsylvania Lottery's new keno game tickets have been selling "like gangbusters" since debuting at the beginning of the month, lottery spokesman Gary Miller said.
- N.C. restaurant owner wins third big lottery prize in two years. The owner of a Greensboro fast-food restaurant is once again relishing his good fortune with the N.C. Education Lottery.
- Austrailian lottery pool members believe co-worker kept $16.6m jackpot to himself. Members of a Victoria, Australia, lottery pool are taking Tattersalls Sweeps to court, alleging a former colleague kept a $16.6 million lottery win to himself.
- Blackjack player legitimately beats casinos for millions. Meet the blackjack player who beat the the Tropicana for $6 million, the Borgata for $5 million, and Caesars for $4 million.
- Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $171 million. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $171 million, with a cash option of $88.7 million.
- Winning ticket for $64M Mega Millions lottery jackpot sold in N.Y.. One ticket matched all six winning numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing to win the estimated $64 million jackpot, according to lottery officials.
- Patriots plan lottery tie-in after NFL eases stance. The New England Patriots are developing the first licensed NFL instant ticket with the Massachusetts State Lottery just days after league owners voted to allow teams to partner with lotteries across the country.
- Redskins second team to reach deal with state lottery. According the Associated Press, the Washington Redskins, who Forbes listed as the third most-valuable team in sports in January, became the second NFL franchise to reach a licensing agreement with a state lottery, announcing their deal on Friday.
- Lottery dream shattered for N.C. couple. A North Carolina couple thought they won the lottery... at least for a few minutes.
- A mega decision for California Lottery?. The state lottery's 2005 entrance into multi-state Mega Millions lotto would become fully legal, and fair to gamblers and schools, under a bill approved Thursday by the Assembly.
- Technical problems delay sales and drawing of Powerball lottery game. Mutliple technology problems yesterday caused problems with both the sales and drawing of the Powerball multi-state lottery game.
- Anonymous Michigan winner claims $1 million jackpot. The winner of a $1 million Michigan State Lottery Millionaire Casino ticket chose to remain anonymous.
- Public to get say over UK Lottery cash. The public could be set to get a say on where the remainder of the UK National Lottery's money goes in a new bill that could become law by the end of the year.
- Grandmother calls in sick after $8.4 million lottery win. Vera Blondeau from Manitoba, Canada phoned in sick to her cashier's job Tuesday so she could cash in her lottery ticket worth CA$8.4 million (US$6.6 million).
- Clerk enters plea in Mass. lottery-ticket case. A North Andover, Massachusetts convenience store clerk pleaded innocent Wednesday to cashing in a customer's winning lottery ticket.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $42 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $42 million.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$418 Million
May 28, 2019
- 2.$325 Million
May 29, 2019
- 3.$313 Million
May 26, 2020
- 4.$275 Million
May 27, 2017
- 5.$235.7 Million
May 26, 2021
- 6.$232 Million
May 27, 2009
- 7.$218 Million
May 27, 2016
- 8.$215 Million
May 28, 2005
- 9.$214 Million
May 26, 2015
- 10.$190 Million
May 26, 2010
- 11.€159.31 Million
May 28, 2019
- 12.$171 Million
May 28, 2011
- 13.$154 Million
May 27, 2015
- 14.$152 Million
May 28, 2014
- 15.€129 Million
May 26, 2017
- 16.€99 Million
May 29, 2012
- 17.$128 Million
May 26, 2012
- 18.€94 Million
May 28, 2013
- 19.$114 Million
May 27, 2020
- 20.€90 Million
May 28, 2021
- 21.€90 Million
Jun 1, 2018
- 22.€87.12 Million
May 26, 2016
- 23.€78 Million
May 28, 2021
- 24.$95 Million
May 26, 2010
- 25.€66 Million
May 27, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, May 26, 1992
29 years old
Saturday, May 26, 1990
31 years old
Sunday, May 26, 1985
36 years old
Thursday, May 26, 1983
38 years old
Tuesday, May 26, 1981
40 years old
Friday, May 26, 1972
49 years old
Tuesday, May 26, 1970
51 years old
Monday, May 26, 1969
52 years old
Friday, May 26, 1967
54 years old
Sunday, May 26, 1957
64 years old
Tuesday, May 26, 1953
68 years old
Monday, May 26, 1952
69 years old
Wednesday, May 26, 1943
78 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.
- United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
- The tugboat Robert Y. Love collides with a support pier of Interstate 40 on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, resulting in 14 deaths and 11 others injured.
- The Supreme Court of the United States rules in New Jersey v. New York that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
- The first "National Sorry Day" was held in Australia, and reconciliation events were held nationally, and attended by over a million people.
- Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
- Lauda Air Flight 004 breaks apart in mid-air and crashes in the Phu Toei National Park in Thailand, killing all 223 people on board.
- The European Community adopts the European flag.
- The 7.8 Mw Sea of Japan earthquake shakes northern Honshu with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami is generated that leaves about 100 people dead.
- Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
- An EA-6B Prowler crashes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, killing 14 crewmen and injuring 45 others.
- The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army slaughters at least 71 Hindus in Burunga, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
- The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
- Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
- H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight
- The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.
- British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
- The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 80-557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
- World War II: The Battle of Gazala takes place.
- World War II: Operation Dynamo: In northern France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
- World War II: The Siege of Calais ends with the surrender of the British and French garrison.
- In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
- Walter Reuther and members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) clashed with Ford Motor Company security guards at the River Rouge Complex complex in Dearborn, Michigan, during the Battle of the Overpass.
- In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for ten hours.
- The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
- The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually in June.
- The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
- Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon.
- The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East was made at Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia. The rights to the resource were quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
- Thousand Days' War: The Colombian Conservative Party turns the tide of war in their favor with victory against the Colombian Liberal Party in the Battle of Palonegro.
- Dracula, a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.
- The original manuscript of William Bradford's history, "Of Plymouth Plantation" is returned to the Governor of Massachusetts by the Bishop of London after being taken during the American Revolutionary War.
- Nicholas II becomes the last Tsar of Imperial Russia.
- Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
- Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
- Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.
- American Civil War: The Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
- Montana is organized as a United States territory.
- Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
- One hundred sixteen people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history.
- Establishment of the Peloponnesian Senate by the Greek rebels.
- Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan Cathedral, the gothic cathedral in Milan.
- A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut, celebrated the end of fighting in the American Revolution.
- The Battle of Ackia was fought near the present site of Tupelo, Mississippi. British and Chickasaw soldiers repelled a French and Choctaw attack on the then-Chickasaw village of Ackia.
- Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese and Spanish forces both claim victory in the Battle of Montijo.
- Pequot War: A combined English and Mohegan force under John Mason attacks a village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Pequots.
- The Battle of Haarlemmermeer, a naval engagement in the Dutch War of Independence.
- Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
- William of Ockham, the Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena, and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
- An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 23,000.
- Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in León Cathedral as Imperator totius Hispaniae (Emperor of all of Spain).
- King Otto I elects his 6-year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen, and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda.
- King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day.
- Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sasanian Empire takes place. The Sasanids defeat the Armenians militarily but guarantee them freedom to openly practice Christianity.
- Germanicus celebrates a triumph in Rome for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti, and other German tribes west of the Elbe.
Births On This Day
- Lara Goodall, South African cricketer
- Jason Adesanya, Belgian footballer
- Katerine Savard, Canadian swimmer
- Jimmy Vesey, American ice hockey player
- Curtis Rona, New Zealand rugby league player
- Ah Young, South Korean singer and actress
- Paula Findlay, Canadian triathlete
- Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer
- Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Colombian footballer
- Dani Samuels, Australian discus thrower
- Damian Williams, American football player
- Olcay Şahan, Turkish footballer
- Josh Thomas, Australian comedian and actor
- Michel Tornéus, Swedish long jumper
- Monika Christodoulou, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ashley Vincent, English footballer
- Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer
- Henry Holland, English fashion designer
- Nathan Merritt, Australian rugby league player
- Sten Lassmann, Estonian pianist
- Hasan Kabze, Turkish footballer
- Robert Copeland, Australian footballer
- Anthony Ervin, American swimmer
- Jason Manford, English actor, screenwriter, and television host
- Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Ben Zobrist, American baseball player
- Louis-Jean Cormier, Canadian singer and songwriter
- Amanda Bauer, American astronomer and academic
- Natalya Nazarova, Russian sprinter
- Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
- Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player
- Phil Elvrum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Fabio Firmani, Italian footballer
- Dan Parks, Australian-Scottish rugby player
- Nikos Chatzivrettas, Greek basketball player
- Raina Telgemeier, American author and cartoonist
- Luca Toni, Italian footballer
- Misaki Ito, Japanese actress and model
- Paul Collingwood, English cricketer and coach
- Stephen Curry, Australian comedian and actor
- Kenny Florian, American mixed martial artist and sportscaster
- Justin Pierre, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
- Naomi Harris, Canadian-American photographer
- Zaher Andary, Lebanese footballer
- Matt Stone, American actor, animator, screenwriter, producer, and composer
- Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese illustrator
- John Baird, Canadian politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Siri Lindley, American triathlete and coach
- Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
- Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
- Steve Sedgley, English footballer and manager
- Philip Treacy, Irish milliner, hat designer
- Mika Yamamoto, Japanese journalist (d. 2012)
- Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
- Zola Budd, South African runner
- Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American paleontologist and author
- Lenny Kravitz, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor
- Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball player and coach
- Simon Armitage, English poet, playwright and novelist
- Claude Legault, Canadian actor and screenwriter
- Mary Nightingale, English journalist
- Jamie Spence, English golfer
- Black, English singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
- Genie Francis, Canadian-American actress
- Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Steve Pate, American golfer
- Tarsem Singh, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Doug Hutchison, American actor
- Dean Lukin, Australian weightlifter
- Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese racing driver
- Rob Murphy, American baseball player
- Romas Ubartas, Lithuanian discus thrower
- Ole Bornedal, Danish actor, director, and producer
- Ronnie Black, American golfer
- Arto Bryggare, Finnish hurdler and politician
- Margaret Colin, American actress
- Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- François Legault, Canadian businessman and politician
- Roberto Ravaglia, Italian racing driver
- Fiona Shackleton, English lawyer
- Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese-American chef
- Paul Stoddart, Australian businessman
- Michael Devine, Irish Republican hunger strike participant (d. 1981)
- Alan Hollinghurst, English novelist, poet, short story writer, and translator
- Denis Lebel, Canadian businessman and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of Transport
- Kay Hagan, American lawyer and politician (d. 2019)
- Don McAllister, English footballer and manager
- Michael Portillo, English journalist, politician and TV presenter
- Ramón Calderón, Spanish lawyer and businessman
- Lou van den Dries, Dutch mathematician
- Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science (d. 2012)
- Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish educator and politician
- Jeremy Corbyn, British journalist and politician
- Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer, developed the first wiki
- Pam Grier, American actress
- Anne McGuire, Scottish educator and politician
- Philip Michael Thomas, American actor
- Hank Williams Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter
- Carol O'Connell, American author and painter
- Glenn Turner, New Zealand cricketer
- Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian gymnast and coach
- Mick Ronson, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1993)
- Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2012)
- Alistair MacDuff, English lawyer and judge
- Garry Peterson, Canadian-American drummer
- Phil Edmonston, American-Canadian journalist and politician
- Jan Kinder, Norwegian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
- Sam Posey, American race car driver and journalist
- Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer, journalist, and politician
- Aldrich Ames, American CIA officer and criminal
- Jim Dobbin, Scottish microbiologist and politician (d. 2014)
- Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player and sportscaster
- Imants Kalniņš, Latvian composer
- Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Canadian academic and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
- Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, producer, and actor (d. 2012)
- Brent Musburger, American sportscaster
- Herb Trimpe, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
- William Bolcom, American pianist and composer
- Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian author and playwright
- K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013)
- Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano and actress
- Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)
- Paul E. Patton, American politician, 59th Governor of Kentucky
- Eero Loone, Estonian philosopher and academic
- Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (d. 1995)
- Karim Emami, Indian-Iranian lexicographer and critic (d. 2005)
- J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian and academic (d. 2014)
- Ernie Carroll, Australian television personality and producer
- Hans Freeman, Australian bioinorganic chemist and protein crystallographer (d. 2008)
- Catherine Sauvage, French singer and actress (d. 1998)
- Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist (d. 2011)
- Jacques Bergerac, French actor and businessman (d. 2014)
- Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)
- Carmen Montejo, Cuban-Mexican actress (d. 2013)
- Alec McCowen, English actor (d. 2017)
- James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)
- Roy Dotrice, English actor (d. 2017)
- Inge Borkh, German soprano (d. 2018)
- Jack Cheetham, South African cricketer (d. 1980)
- Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2002)
- Rubén González, Cuban pianist (d. 2003)
- Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1972)
- Vernon Alley, American bassist (d. 2004)
- Antonia Forest, English author (d. 2003)
- Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
- Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)
- Pierre Daninos, French author (d. 2005)
- Karin Ekelund, Swedish actress (d. 1976)
- Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991)
- János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1989)
- Jay Silverheels, Canadian-American actor (d. 1980)
- Maurice Baquet, French actor and cellist (d. 2005)
- Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1992)
- Imi Lichtenfeld, Hungarian-Israeli martial artist, boxer, and gymnast (d. 1998)
- Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)
- Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (d. 1969)
- Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992)
- Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Vietnamese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 1976)
- Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist (d. 2006)
- John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1979)
- George Formby, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1961)
- Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1983)
- Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist and educator (d. 2002)
- Karin Juel, Swedish singer, actor, and writer (d. 1976)
- Antonio Barrette, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Premier of Quebec (d. 1968)
- Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1997)
- Ernst Bacon, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
- Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
- Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (d. 1965)
- Paul Lukas, Hungarian-American actor and singer (d. 1971)
- Eugene Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
- Ba U, 2nd President of Burma (d. 1963)
- Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950)
- Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)
- Adolfo de la Huerta, Mexican politician and provisional president, 1920 (d. 1955)
- W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (d. 1967)
- Percy Perrin, English cricketer (d. 1945)
- Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1958)
- Mary of Teck, English-born queen consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)
- Robert W. Chambers, American author and illustrator (d. 1933)
- Bob Fitzsimmons, English-New Zealand boxer (d. 1917)
- Edmond de Goncourt, French author and critic, founded the Académie Goncourt (d. 1896)
- August Kopisch, German poet and painter (d. 1853)
- William Morgan, British actuary (d. 1833)
- Nicolaus Zinzendorf, German bishop and saint (d. 1760)
- Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist and mycologist (d. 1722)
- Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1754)
- John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (d. 1722)
- William Petty, English economist and philosopher (d. 1687)
- Philippe de Champaigne, Dutch-French painter (d. 1674)
- Mehmed III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1603)
- James III, margrave of Baden-Hachberg (d. 1590)
- Clement VII, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1534)
- Koreyasu, Japanese prince and shōgun (d. 1326)
Deaths On This Day
- Prem Tinsulanonda, Former Prime Minister of Thailand
- Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-born American politician (b. 1928)
- Hedy Epstein, German-born American human rights activist and Holocaust survivor (b. 1924)
- Vicente Aranda, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Les Johnson, Australian politician and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand (b. 1924)
- Robert Kraft, American astronomer and academic (b. 1927)
- João Lucas, Portuguese footballer (b. 1979)
- Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (b. 1921)
- Miodrag Radulovacki, Serbian-American academic and neuropharmacologist (b. 1933)
- William R. Roy, American physician, journalist, and politician (b. 1926)
- Hooshang Seyhoun, Iranian-Canadian architect, sculptor, and painter (b. 1920)
- Ray Barnhart, American businessman and politician (b. 1928)
- John Bierwirth, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1924)
- Roberto Civita, Italian-Brazilian businessman (b. 1936)
- Tom Lichtenberg, American football player and coach (b. 1940)
- Otto Muehl, Austrian painter (b. 1925)
- Jack Vance, American author (b. 1916)
- Arthur Decabooter, Belgian cyclist (b. 1936)
- Leo Dillon, American illustrator (b. 1933)
- Stephen Healey, Welsh captain and footballer (b. 1982)
- Hiroshi Miyazawa, Japanese politician (b. 1921)
- Hans Schmidt, Canadian wrestler (b. 1925)
- Jim Unger, English-Canadian illustrator (b. 1937)
- Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author, and playwright (b. 1920)
- Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television host (b. 1912)
- Chris Moran, English air marshal and pilot (b. 1956)
- Kieran Phelan, Irish politician (b. 1949)
- Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek journalist and politician (b. 1941)
- Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey and soccer player (b. 1965)
- Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
- Zita Urbonaitė, Lithuanian cyclist (b. 1973)
- Jack Edward Oliver, English illustrator (b. 1942)
- Howard Porter, American basketball player (b. 1948)
- Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963)
- Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish footballer and physician (b. 1919)
- Eddie Albert, American actor (b. 1906)
- Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
- Ruth Laredo, American pianist and educator (b. 1937)
- Leslie Smith, English businessman, co-founded Lesney Products (b. 1918)
- Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
- Kathleen Winsor, American journalist and author (b. 1919)
- Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)
- Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
- Anne Haney, American actress (b. 1934)
- Moven Mahachi, Zimbabwean soldier and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (b. 1952)
- Dona Massin, Canadian actress and choreographer (b. 1917)
- Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and philanthropist (b. 1906)
- Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (b. 1898)
- Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (b. 1896)
- Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1906)
- Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (b. 1940)
- Don Revie, English footballer and manager (b. 1927)
- Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (b. 1936)
- George Brent, Irish-American actor (b. 1904)
- Cybele Andrianou, Greek actress (b. 1887)
- Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (b. 1889)
- Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
- Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
- Allan Haines Loughead, American engineer, co-founded the Lockheed Corporation (b. 1889)
- Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (b. 1894)
- Ruben Oskar Auervaara, Finnish fraudster (b. 1906)
- Philip Kassel, American gymnast (b. 1876)
- Al Simmons, American baseball player and coach (b. 1902)
- Alberto Ascari, Italian racing driver (b. 1918)
- Lionel Conacher, Canadian football player and politician (b. 1900)
- Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (b. 1880)
- Torsten Bergström, Swedish actor and director (b. 1896)
- Christian Wirth, German SS officer (b. 1885)
- Edsel Ford, American businessman (b. 1893)
- Alice Tegnér, Swedish organist, composer, and educator (b. 1864)
- Charles Horace Mayo, American physician, co-founded Mayo Clinic (b. 1865)
- Horatio Bottomley, English financier, journalist, and politician (b. 1860)
- Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1897)
- Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
- Victor Herbert, Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor, founded the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (b. 1859)
- Jacob August Riis, Danish-American journalist, photographer, and reformer (b. 1849)
- Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835)
- Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French physician and neurologist (b. 1857)
- Almon Brown Strowger, American soldier and inventor (b. 1839)
- Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian ruler (b. 1808)
- Jakob Bernays, German philologist and academic (b. 1824)
- Sidney Smith, English admiral and politician (b. 1764)
- Capel Lofft, English lawyer (b. 1751)
- Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1761)
- Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader (b. 1785)
- James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish linguist, biologist, and judge (b. 1714)
- Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (b. 1714)
- Thomas Southerne, Irish playwright (b. 1660)
- Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1672)
- Samuel Pepys, English politician (b. 1633)
- Zeb-un-Nissa, Mughal princess and poet (d. 1638)
- Charles II, German elector palatine (b. 1651)
- Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636)
- Robert Filmer, English theorist and author (b. 1588)
- Vincent Voiture, French poet and author (b. 1597)
- Sebastian Münster, German cartographer and cosmographer (b. 1488)
- Francesco Berni, Italian poet (b. 1498)
- Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1447)
- Mehmed I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1389)
- Louis I, king of Naples (b. 1320)
- Aldona Ona, queen of Poland
- Peter I, duke of Brittany
- Adalbert, margrave of Austria
- Berenguer Ramon I, Spanish nobleman (b. 1005)
- Edmund I, king of England (b. 921)
- Yuan Xingqin, Chinese general and governor
- Ali al-Ridha, Saudi Arabian 8th of The Twelve Imams
- Bede, English monk, historian, and theologian
- Augustine of Canterbury, Benedictine monk and archbishop