On This Day in History: May 27
May 27 is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 218 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- $731.1 million Powerball jackpot claimed by anonymous group in Maryland. An anonymous group stepped forward to claim a record $731.1 million Powerball jackpot drawn on Jan. 20, 2021, the sixth-largest jackpot in the U.S. and the longest roll in Powerball history with 36 consecutive drawings.
- Louisiana man rescues $200,000 lottery ticket from the trash. A Louisiana man who won a $200,000 jackpot said he had to rescue the winning ticket from the trash after it was thrown away by a family member.
- Sick mother accuses daughter of stealing $1 million lottery prize. A "dollar and a dream" has turned into a $1 million legal nightmare — with a Brooklyn, New York, woman accusing her daughter of running off with her jackpot.
- How to win the lottery (happily). If you have won the lottery, or if you plan to do so, please keep reading this column. The information is vital not just to your happiness but also to the progress of social science.
- $50M Powerball jackpot to be split 3 ways. Three lucky winners will be able to spend the holiday weekend as newly-minted millionaires.
- Lottery winner faces murder trial in Detroit landlord's death. A Michigan Lottery millionaire was ordered on Thursday to stand trial for first-degree premeditated murder.
- Joint task force created to stop Jamaica lottery scams. The feds are cracking down on Jamaican lottery scams, which bilked Americans out of more than $30 million last year, authorities said Tuesday.
- Oregon Lottery contributions critical to athletic department. The University of Oregon athletic department likes to say it is "self-sufficient," but without the financial assistance it receives from the Oregon Lottery, the department would be in the red.
- Players can get credit for Iowa lottery error. The Iowa Lottery says it will pay qualified players after an operator error on its computer system vendor interrupted its "Big Beepin' Deal" promotion.
- Couple loses 'lucky' lottery numbers, wins $27 million. A couple from Etobicoke won the 10th largest Lotto Super 7 jackpot with a quick pick, since they had lost their lucky numbers last year.
- Yahoo files suit against 'lottery' spammers. Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday it filed a lawsuit against "Yahoo Lottery" spammers for unlawfully sending e-mail messages to Internet users for the purpose of deceiving them into believing that they have won a lottery or prize offered by Yahoo!.
- $196M Ohio lottery winner trying to claim anonymously?. The winner of the $196 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Ohio last week hasn't stepped forward yet, but there are indications that he or she might want to remain anonymous.
- Powerball Jackpot Soars To $51 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $51 million, with a cash option of $26.4 million.
- One winner takes $58 million NY Lotto. One lucky New York Lottery player matched all six Lotto numbers drawn Wednesday night to win the record jackpot of $58 million.
- First Triple Rollover for UK Lotto to Spark Ticket Frenzy. The UK Lotto will see its first ever triple rollover jackpot this weekend, with a top prize of at least £21.5 million (US$39.2 million). If only one person matches all six numbers, they will become the largest single winner. Operators Camelot are now warning people 'buy early to avoid disappointment' because no extra tickets will go on sale above the usual quota.
- Mass. Lottery to replace Mass Millions with new game. Massachusetts Lottery officials are replacing Mass Millions with Cash WinFall, a game aimed at increasing the odds of winning.
- NY man wins $1 million lottery scratch game. On May 14, Salvatore Mancuso of Williamsville, New York bought a Moo-La-Millions ticket at the Tops on Maple Road in Amherst, scratched off the game ticket, and discovered that he won.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$418 Million
May 28, 2019
- 2.$336 Million
May 29, 2020
- 3.$325 Million
May 29, 2019
- 4.$275 Million
May 27, 2017
- 5.$252.2 Million
May 29, 2021
- 6.$233 Million
May 29, 2015
- 7.$232 Million
May 27, 2009
- 8.$220 Million
May 29, 2010
- 9.$218 Million
May 27, 2016
- 10.$215 Million
May 28, 2005
- 11.€159.31 Million
May 28, 2019
- 12.$171 Million
May 28, 2011
- 13.€139 Million
May 30, 2017
- 14.$154 Million
May 27, 2015
- 15.$152 Million
May 28, 2014
- 16.$146 Million
May 30, 2012
- 17.€99 Million
May 29, 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.€88.19 Million
May 28, 2016
- 23.$97 Million
May 29, 2010
- 24.€78 Million
May 28, 2021
- 25.€66 Million
May 27, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, May 27, 1981
40 years old
Tuesday, May 27, 1975
46 years old
Friday, May 27, 1966
55 years old
Monday, May 27, 1963
58 years old
Sunday, May 27, 1962
59 years old
Friday, May 27, 1960
61 years old
Tuesday, May 27, 1958
63 years old
Monday, May 27, 1957
64 years old
Tuesday, May 27, 1952
69 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Maryland Flood Event: A flood occurs throughout the Patapsco Valley causing one death and destroying the entire first floors of buildings on Main Street in Ellicott City and causing cars to overturn.
- Andrew Scheer takes over after Rona Ambrose as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
- Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.
- The 6.4 Mw Yogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java with an MSK intensity of VIII (Damaging), leaving more than 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.
- Members of the Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.
- Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
- The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak occurs, spawning multiple tornadoes in Central Texas, including the F5 that killed 27 in Jarrell.
- First Chechen War: the Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
- The Danube-Black Sea canal is opened, in a ceremony attended by the Ceaușescus. It had been under construction since the 1950s.
- The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.
- Dibbles Bridge coach crash near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 - the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.
- The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
- Pakistani forces massacre over 200 civilians, mostly Bengali Hindus, in the Bagbati massacre.
- Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.
- The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
- Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
- The Centralia mine fire is ignited in the town's landfill above a coal mine.
- In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celâl Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.
- First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
- The Linnanmäki amusement park was opened for the first time in Helsinki.
- World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.
- World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency".
- World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
- World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.
- In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
- New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
- New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
- The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
- The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
- The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
- The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
- Pope Benedict XV promulgates the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive codification of Catholic canon law in the legal history of the Catholic Church.
- HMS Princess Irene exploded and sank off Sheerness, Kent with the loss of 352 lives.
- Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
- The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing over $10-million in damage.
- Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
- The first group of Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.
- American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian unification.
- War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
- War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeat the French at Winterthur, Switzerland.
- The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland; Irish rebel leaders defeat and kill a detachment of militia.
- Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
- Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.
- Richard of Cornwall, and his wife, Sanchia of Provence, are crowned King and Queen of the Germans at Aachen Cathedral.
- John is crowned King of England.
- Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
- Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
- Count Emicho enters Mainz, where his followers massacre Jewish citizens. At least 600 Jews are killed.
Births On This Day
- Aaron Brown, Canadian sprinter
- Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, Canadian canoer
- Sebastien Dewaest, Belgian footballer
- Tim Lafai, Samoan rugby league player
- Ksenia Pervak, Russian tennis player
- Eneli Vals, Estonian footballer
- Yenew Alamirew, Ethiopian runner
- Chris Colfer, American actor and singer
- Marcus Kruger, Swedish ice hockey player
- Igor Morozov, Estonian footballer
- Vontae Davis, American football player
- Irina Davydova, Russian hurdler
- Garrett Richards, American baseball pitcher
- Tyler Sash, American football player (d. 2015)
- Gervinho, Ivorian footballer
- Bella Heathcote, Australian actress
- Bora Paçun, Turkish basketball player
- Matt Prior, Australian rugby league player
- Martina Sablikova, Czech speed skater and cyclist
- Conor Cummins, Manx motorcycle racer
- Bamba Fall, Senegalese basketball player
- Lasse Schöne, Danish footballer
- Chiang Chien-ming, Taiwanese baseball player
- Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer
- Blake Ahearn, American basketball player
- Miguel González, Mexican baseball pitcher
- Natalya, Canadian professional wrestler
- Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
- Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
- Craig Buntin, Canadian figure skater
- Michael Buonauro, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
- Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
- Adin Brown, American soccer player
- Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian high jumper
- Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Marcel Fässler, Swiss racing driver
- André 3000, American rapper
- Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
- Jamie Oliver, English chef and author
- Feryal Özel, Turkish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
- Skye Edwards, British singer-songwriter
- Denise van Outen, English actress, singer, and television host
- Derek Webb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Danny Wuerffel, American football player
- Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
- Tana Umaga, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- Yorgos Lanthimos, Greek film video, and theatre director, producer and screenwriter
- Todd Demsey, American golfer
- Antonio Freeman, American football player
- Maxim Sokolov, Russian ice hockey player
- Mathew Batsiua, Nauruan politician
- Paul Bettany, English actor
- Wayne Carey, Australian footballer and coach
- Kaur Kender, Estonian author
- Lisa Lopes, American rapper and dancer (d. 2002)
- Lee Sharpe, English footballer
- Grant Stafford, South African tennis player
- Sophie Walker, British politician, leader of the Women's Equality Party
- Petroc Trelawny, British radio and television broadcaster
- Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist
- Tim Farron, English educator and politician
- Joseph Fiennes, English actor
- Alex Archer, American-born Australian musician
- Todd Hundley, American baseball player
- Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver
- Craig Federighi, American computer scientist and engineer
- Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach
- Rebekah Brooks, English journalist
- Harun Erdenay, Turkish basketball player and coach
- Frank Thomas, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Paul Gascoigne, English international footballer, coach, and manager
- Eddie McClintock, American actor
- Heston Blumenthal, English chef and author
- Pat Cash, Australian-English tennis player and sportscaster
- Adam Carolla, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Cuban pianist and composer
- Maria Walliser, Swiss skier
- Marcelino Bernal, Mexican footballer
- Ray Borner, Australian basketball player
- Steven Brill, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Anthony A. Hyman, Israeli-English biologist and academic
- David Mundell, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
- Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
- José Luíz Barbosa, Brazilian runner and coach
- Peri Gilpin, American actress
- Gaston Therrien, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Nick Anstee, English accountant and politician, 682nd Lord Mayor of London
- Neil Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter and musician
- Jesse Robredo, Filipino politician, 23rd Filipino Secretary of the Interior (d. 2012)
- Dag Terje Andersen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Labour
- Nitin Gadkari, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Transport
- Eddie Harsch, Canadian-American keyboard player and bass player (d. 2016)
- Siouxsie Sioux, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
- Cynthia McFadden, American journalist
- Rosemary Squire, English producer and manager, co-founded Ambassador Theatre Group
- Giuseppe Tornatore, Italian director and screenwriter
- Eric Bischoff, American wrestler, manager, and producer
- Richard Schiff, American actor, director, and producer
- Ian Tracey, English organist and conductor
- Pauline Hanson, Australian businesswoman, activist, and politician
- Jackie Slater, American football player and coach
- John Conteh, English boxer
- Dee Dee Bridgewater, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Makis Dendrinos, Greek basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
- Hugh Lowther, 8th Earl of Lonsdale, English politician
- Christa Vahlensieck, German runner
- Wubbo de Boer, Dutch civil servant (d. 2017)
- Pete Sears, English bass player
- Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, American occultist and author (d. 2014)
- Peter DeFazio, American politician
- Marty Kristian, German-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer and coach
- Riivo Sinijärv, Estonian politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish bassist and composer (d. 2005)
- John Williams, English motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
- Bruce Cockburn, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Chris Dodd, American lawyer and politician
- Ingrid Roscoe, English historian and politician, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire
- Alain Souchon, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Cilla Black, English singer and actress (d. 2015)
- Bruce Weitz, American actor
- Lee Baca, American police officer
- Piers Courage, English racing driver (d. 1970)
- Roger Freeman, Baron Freeman, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
- Robin Widdows, English racing driver
- Mike Gibson, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- Simon Cairns, 6th Earl Cairns, English courtier and businessman
- Yves Duhaime, Canadian captain and politician
- Sokratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
- Gerald Ronson, English businessman and philanthropist
- Lionel Sosa, Mexican-American advertising and marketing executive
- Don Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
- Allan Carr, American playwright and producer (d. 1999)
- Benjamin Bathurst, English admiral
- Louis Gossett, Jr., American actor and producer
- Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2014)
- Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
- Mal Evans, British road manager of The Beatles (d. 1976)
- Jerry Kindall, American baseball player and coach (d. 2017)
- Ramsey Lewis, American jazz pianist and composer
- Lee Meriwether, American model and actress, Miss America 1955
- Ray Daviault, Canadian-American baseball player
- Harlan Ellison, American author and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian businessman (d. 2008)
- Manfred Sommer, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 2007)
- André Barbeau, French-Canadian neurologist (d. 1986)
- John Chapple, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Gibraltar
- Bernard Fresson, French actor (d. 2002)
- Faten Hamama, Egyptian actress and producer (d. 2015)
- Philip Kotler, American author and professor
- John Barth, American novelist and short story writer
- William S. Sessions, American civil servant and judge, 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer and educator (d. 2010)
- Thea Musgrave, Scottish-American composer and educator
- Jüri Randviir, Estonian chess player and journalist (d. 1996)
- Tony Hillerman, American journalist and author (d. 2008)
- Jaime Lusinchi, Venezuelan physician and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)
- John Sumner, English-Australian director, founded the Melbourne Theatre Company (d. 2013)
- Henry Kissinger, German-American political scientist and politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate
- Sumner Redstone, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2020)
- Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (d. 2015)
- Christopher Lee, English actor (d. 2015)
- John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (d. 2013)
- Bob Godfrey, Australian-English animator, director, and voice actor (d. 2013)
- Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese commander and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2019)
- Harry Webster, English engineer (d. 2007)
- Ester Soré, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
- Herman Wouk, American novelist (d. 2019)
- John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1982)
- Sam Snead, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)
- Terry Moore, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1995)
- Hubert Humphrey, American journalist and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)
- Teddy Kollek, Hungarian-Israeli politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (d. 2007)
- Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
- Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)
- Nicolas Calas, Greek-American poet and critic (d. 1988)
- Rachel Carson, American biologist, environmentalist, and author (d. 1964)
- Buddhadasa, Thai monk and philosopher (d. 1993)
- Harry Hibbs, English footballer (d. 1984)
- Antonio Rosario Mennonna, Italian bishop (d. 2009)
- Chūhei Nambu, Japanese jumper and journalist (d. 1997)
- Lotte Toberentz, German overseer of the Nazi Uckermark concentration camp (d. 1964)
- Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet and translator (d. 1933)
- Johannes Türn, Estonian chess and draughts player (d. 1993)
- David Crosthwait, American engineer, inventor and writer (d. 1976)
- John Cockcroft, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
- Dink Templeton, American rugby player and coach (d. 1962)
- Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian educator and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1995)
- Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French physician and author (d. 1961)
- Dashiell Hammett, American detective novelist and screenwriter (d. 1961)
- Claude Champagne, Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (d. 1965)
- Jaan Kärner, Estonian poet and author (d. 1958)
- Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
- Frank Woolley, English cricketer (d. 1978)
- Max Brod, Czech journalist, author, and composer (d. 1968)
- Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (d. 1971)
- Karl Bühler, German-American linguist and psychologist (d. 1963)
- Hans Lammers, German judge and politician (d. 1962)
- Anna Cervin, Swedish artist (d. 1972)
- Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 1945)
- William Stanier, English engineer (d. 1965)
- Frederick Cuming, English cricketer (d. 1942)
- Georges Rouault, French painter and illustrator (d. 1958)
- Aleksa Šantić, Bosnian poet and author (d. 1924)
- Arnold Bennett, English author and playwright (d. 1931)
- Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
- Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portuguese politician, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
- Theodor Curtius, German chemist (d. 1928)
- Billy Barnes, English cricketer (d. 1899)
- Wild Bill Hickok, American police officer (d. 1876)
- Jay Gould, American businessman and financier (d. 1892)
- Zenas Ferry Moody, American surveyor and politician, 7th Governor of Oregon (d. 1917)
- Samuel F. Miller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)
- Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)
- Amelia Bloomer, American journalist and activist (d. 1894)
- Henry Parkes, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1896)
- John Rudolph Niernsee, Viennese-born American architect (d.1885)
- Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1877)
- Francis Beaufort, Irish hydrographer and officer in the Royal Navy (d. 1857)
- Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1825)
- Nathaniel Gorham, American merchant and politician, 14th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1796)
- Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine of Germany (d. 1722)
- Louis Antoine de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
- Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1693)
- William II, Prince of Orange (d. 1650)
- Antoine Daniel, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1648)
- Michael Altenburg, German theologian and composer (d. 1640)
- Caspar Schoppe, German author and scholar (d. 1649)
- Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg (d. 1604)
- Girolamo Mei, Italian historian and theorist (d. 1594)
- Zhu Quan, Chinese military commander, historian and playwright (d. 1448)
- Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian historian and theologian (d. 1406)
- Emperor Dezong of Tang (d. 805)
Deaths On This Day
- Larry Kramer, American playwright, public health advocate and LGBT rights activist (b. 1935)
- Gregg Allman, American musician, singer and songwriter (b. 1947)
- Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1929)
- Nils Christie, Norwegian sociologist, criminologist, and author (b. 1928)
- Andy King, English footballer and manager (b. 1956)
- Michael Martin, American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)
- Robert Genn, Canadian painter and author (b. 1936)
- Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
- Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
- Massimo Vignelli, Italian-American graphic designer (b. 1931)
- Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (b. 1917)
- Bill Pertwee, English actor (b. 1926)
- Abdoulaye Sékou Sow, Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1931)
- Simeon Daniel, Nevisian educator and politician, 1st Premier of Nevis (b. 1934)
- Friedrich Hirzebruch, German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)
- Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (b. 1928)
- David Rimoin, Canadian-American geneticist and academic (b. 1936)
- Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (b. 1950)
- Margo Dydek, Polish-American basketball player (b. 1974)
- Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)
- Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator and director (b. 1929)
- Thomas M. Franck, American lawyer and academic (b. 1931)
- Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
- Mona Grey, British nursing administrator; Northern Ireland's first Chief Nursing Officer
- Abram Hoffer, Canadian biochemist, physician, and psychiatrist (b. 1917)
- Gérard Jean-Juste, Haitian-American priest and theologian (b. 1946)
- Carol Anne O'Marie, American nun and author (b. 1933)
- William Refshauge, Australian soldier and physician (b. 1913)
- Paul Sharratt, English-American television host (b. 1933)
- Franz Künstler, Hungarian soldier (b. 1900)
- Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1967)
- Gretchen Wyler, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)
- Ed Yost, American inventor, created the hot air balloon (b. 1919)
- Rob Borsellino, American journalist (b. 1949)
- Paul Gleason, American actor (b. 1939)
- Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)
- Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (b. 1925)
- Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer and pilot (b. 1912)
- Murray MacLehose, Baron MacLehose of Beoch, Scottish politician and diplomat, 25th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1917)
- Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1921)
- Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
- Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
- Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist and theorist (b. 1904)
- Robert B. Meyner, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1908)
- Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1907)
- Hjördis Petterson, Swedish actress (b. 1908)
- Ernst Ruska, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
- John Howard Northrop, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
- Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (b. 1921)
- Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1901)
- Giorgos Tzifos, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1918)
- Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer (b. 1923)
- Gün Sazak, Turkish agronomist and politician (b. 1932)
- Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1901)
- Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1935)
- Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (b. 1926)
- W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (b. 1880)
- Ernst Niekisch, German academic and politician (b. 1889)
- Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (b. 1889)
- Grigoris Lambrakis, Greek physician and politician (b. 1912)
- James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1877)
- Jesse Burkett, American baseball player and manager (b. 1868)
- Robert Ripley, American cartoonist, publisher, and businessman, founded Ripley's Believe It or Not! (b. 1890)
- Ed Konetchy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1885)
- Enno Lolling, German physician (b. 1888)
- Gordon Coates, New Zealand soldier and politician, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1878)
- Muhammed Hamdi Yazır, Turkish theologian, logician, and translator (b. 1878)
- Ernst Lindemann, German captain (b. 1894)
- Günther Lütjens, German admiral (b. 1889)
- Joseph Roth, Austrian-French journalist and author (b. 1894)
- Achille Paroche, French target shooter (b. 1868)
- Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (b. 1848)
- Ōzutsu Man'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Yokozuna (b. 1869)
- Robert Koch, German physician and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
- Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1839)
- Thomas Bulfinch American mythologist (b. 1796)
- Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1782)
- Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (b. 1799)
- François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist (b. 1760)
- Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1716)
- Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
- Dominique Bouhours, French priest and critic (b. 1628)
- Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1626)
- Gaspard Dughet, Italian-French painter (b. 1613)
- Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, Scottish general and politician (b. 1607)
- John Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler of Brantfield, English politician (b. c. 1566)
- Diego Ramírez de Arellano, Spanish sailor and cosmographer (b. c. 1580)
- François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)
- John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (b. 1509)
- Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473)
- Thomas Müntzer, German mystic and theologian (b. 1488)
- Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1452)
- Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Ludovico Sforza (b. 1452)
- John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1404)
- William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey (b. 1166)
- Godfrey van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht
- Bruno of Würzburg, imperial chancellor of Italy (b. c. 1005)
- Dirk III, Count of Holland (b. 981)
- Simeon I of Bulgaria first Bulgarian Emperor (b. 864)
- Ordoño I of Asturias (b. 831)
- Eutropius, bishop of Orange
- Murong Bao, emperor of the Xianbei state Later Yan (b. 355)
- Procopius, Roman usurper (b. 325)