On This Day in History: May 28
May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 217 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Wisconsin woman receives probation for stealing and cashing $25,000 lottery ticket. Jessica N. Surratt, 32, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin was sentenced on Tuesday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to fraud for cashing a winning ticket worth $25,000.
- South Carolina man wins $10 million lottery prize during lunch break. A South Carolina man became a multi-millionaire during his lunch break, thanks to a lucky North Carolina Lottery scratch-off game ticket.
- Meet the NYC men who won the lottery hundreds of times and collected millions. Five players from across New York have won at least 500 times during the last nine years — and nearly two dozen won at least 200 times, according to an analysis of lottery data.
- New multi-state lottery game coming to NY, NJ. The New York Gaming Commission on Tuesday agreed to roll out a new multi-state lottery game on June 13 that would pay the top winner $1,000 a day for life.
- Pennsylvania Lottery announces Match 6 Lotto will return in June. Next week, the Pennsylvania Lottery will bring back Match 6 lotto, a $2 terminal-based game offering a starting jackpot of $500,000 and four ways to win on each ticket.
- $400K lottery prize claimed 'just in time'. A winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $400,000 sold in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, last year was set to expire today, but just hours before the deadline, Lottery officials announced that a winner came forward.
- Woman checks old lottery ticket, wins $10 million. An Australian student worried about her parents' money problems rifled through a pile of her lottery tickets Thursday and discovered that she had won 13 million Australian dollars (US$10 million) 10 months ago, a state lottery agency said.
- One ticket wins massive $232M Powerball lottery jackpot. Someone is South Dakota has the one winning ticket in Wednesday night's $232.1 million Powerball jackpot.
- Man quits lottery pool, then wins with Quick Pick. Mark Weir won a Â£2.7 million (US $5.3 million) Lotto jackpot, and then told the members of his former lottery pool, "You won't get a penny".
- Boycott launched to protest increase in Lotto 6/49 prices. A Canadian lottery player has started an e-mail campaign urging people to abstain from playing the 6/49 to protest against ticket prices that are being doubled to $2 on Sunday.
- Store clerks share lottery bonus. 12 employees at the Sav on Cigs convenience store learned yesterday they would get a piece of the $25,000 the store won for selling a winning Lotto South ticket.
- Wisconsin lottery ticket sales increase $7.4 million. Wisconsin lottery ticket sales increased $7.4 million in the last fiscal year, helping deliver more than $10 million in new property tax relief, according to a state audit released Thursday.
- Tennessee Lottery scratch game prize controversy looming. At some point, all of the top prizes in a Tennessee scratch-off game could be gone even as lottery players continue to play, believing they still have a chance at the pot of gold.
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.$302 Million
May 31, 2017
- 5.$235 Million
May 31, 2016
- 6.$233 Million
May 29, 2015
- 7.$220 Million
May 29, 2010
- 8.$215 Million
May 28, 2005
- 9.€159.31 Million
May 28, 2019
- 10.$171 Million
May 28, 2011
- 10.$171 Million
May 30, 2015
- 12.€139 Million
May 30, 2017
- 13.$152 Million
May 28, 2014
- 14.$146 Million
May 30, 2012
- 15.€99 Million
May 29, 2012
- 16.$125 Million
May 30, 2020
- 17.€94 Million
May 28, 2013
- 18.€78 Million
May 30, 2014
- 19.€90 Million
Jun 1, 2018
- 20.€88.19 Million
May 28, 2016
- 21.$97 Million
May 29, 2010
- 22.$92 Million
May 31, 2005
- 23.$90 Million
May 28, 2016
- 24.$84 Million
May 29, 2018
- 25.€66 Million
May 29, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, May 28, 1988
32 years old
Wednesday, May 28, 1986
34 years old
Tuesday, May 28, 1985
35 years old
Saturday, May 28, 1983
37 years old
Monday, May 28, 1973
47 years old
Sunday, May 28, 1972
48 years old
Sunday, May 28, 1972
48 years old
Saturday, May 28, 1966
54 years old
Saturday, May 28, 1966
54 years old
Saturday, May 28, 1960
60 years old
Saturday, May 28, 1960
60 years old
Sunday, May 28, 1944
76 years old
Wednesday, May 28, 1941
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Malta votes on the introduction of divorce; the proposal was approved by 53% of voters, resulting in a law allowing divorce under certain conditions being enacted later in the year.
- In West Bengal, India, the Jnaneswari Express train derailment and subsequent collision kills 148 passengers.
- the 2010 Ahmadiyya mosques massacre in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, killed 94 people during Friday prayers at two mosques.
- The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
- The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
- Peter Hollingworth resigns as Governor-General of Australia following criticism of his handling of child sexual abuse allegations during his tenure as Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane.
- The last steel girder is removed from the original World Trade Center site. Cleanup duties officially end with closing ceremonies at Ground Zero in Manhattan, New York City.
- In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
- Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
- U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
- The 7.0 Mw Neftegorsk earthquake shook the former Russian settlement of Neftegorsk with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Total damage was $64.1-300 million, with 1,989 deaths and 750 injured. The settlement was not rebuilt.
- The capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.
- A West German pilot, Mathias Rust, who was 18 years old, evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. He is immediately detained and released on August 3, 1988.
- Konstantinos Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
- In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
- Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
- Northern Ireland's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
- Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
- Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
- Daniel François Malan is elected as Prime Minister of South Africa. He later goes on to implement Apartheid.
- World War II: In retaliation for the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people.
- World War II: Belgium surrenders to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
- World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
- Volkswagen (VW), the German automobile manufacturer is founded.
- Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
- Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
- In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer.
- The 28 May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
- The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the First Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
- The first Isle of Man TT race was held.
- Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō and the Imperial Japanese Navy.
- In San Francisco, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
- Fall of the Paris Commune.
- U.S. President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.
- In Guadeloupe, 400 rebellious slaves, led by Louis Delgrès, blow themselves up rather than submit to Napoleon's troops.
- French and Indian War: In the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under the 22-year-old Lieutenant colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.
- English Civil War: Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby.
- The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port.)
- The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
- Battle of Hulao: Li Shimin, the son of the Chinese emperor Gaozu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande near the Hulao Pass (Henan). This victory decides the outcome of the civil war that followed the Sui dynasty's collapse in favour of the Tang dynasty.
- 585 BC
- A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of Halys, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.
Births On This Day
- Phil Foden, English footballer
- Cameron Boyce, American actor
- John Stones, English footballer
- Son Yeon-jae, South Korean gymnast
- Alec Benjamin, American singer-songwriter
- Daniel Alvaro, Australian rugby league player
- Bárbara Luz, Portuguese tennis player
- Tom Carroll, English footballer
- Sharrif Floyd, American football player
- Alexandre Lacazette, French footballer
- Kail Piho, Estonian skier
- Kyle Walker, English footballer
- NaVorro Bowman, American football player
- Percy Harvin, American football player
- Craig Kimbrel, American baseball player
- T.J. Yates, American football player
- Berrick Barnes, Australian rugby player
- Seth Rollins, American wrestler
- Ingmar Vos, Dutch decathlete
- Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Pablo Andrés González, Argentinian footballer
- Kostas Mendrinos, Greek footballer
- Carey Mulligan, English actress and singer
- Steve Cronin, American soccer player
- Humberto Sánchez, Dominican-American baseball player
- Roman Atwood, American YouTube star
- Alexa Davalos, French-American actress
- Jhonny Peralta, Dominican-American baseball player
- Daniel Cabrera, Dominican-American baseball player
- Eric Ghiaciuc, American football player
- Adam Green, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Markus Feehily, Westlife singer
- Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
- Lucy Shuker, English tennis player
- Abdulaziz al-Omari, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of American Airlines Flight 11 (d. 2001)
- Ronald Curry, American football player and coach
- Jake Johnson, American actor
- Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American talk show host and author
- Steven Bell, Australian rugby league player
- Zaza Enden, Georgian-Turkish wrestler, basketball player, and coach
- Roberto Goretti, Italian footballer
- Glenn Morrison, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Maura Johnston, American journalist, critic, and academic
- Hans-Jörg Butt, German footballer
- Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer
- Marco Paulo Faria Lemos, Portuguese footballer and manager
- Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist and manager
- Isabelle Carré, French actress and singer
- Ekaterina Gordeeva, Russian figure skater and sportscaster
- Marco Rubio, American lawyer and politician
- Glenn Quinn, American actor (d. 2002)
- Hanakaze Daisaku, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Mike DiFelice, American baseball player and manager
- Rob Ford, Canadian politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto (d. 2016)
- Kylie Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Glen Rice, American basketball player
- Roger Kumble, American director, screenwriter, and playwright
- Miljenko Jergović, Bosnian novelist and journalist
- Gavin Robertson, Australian cricketer
- Chris Ballew, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Mary Coughlan, Irish politician
- Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer and trainer
- Armen Gilliam, American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
- Zsa Zsa Padilla, Filipino singer and actress
- Phil Vassar, American singer-songwriter
- Houman Younessi, Australian-American biologist and academic
- Mark Sanford, American captain and politician, 115th Governor of South Carolina
- Mary Portas, English journalist and author
- Risto Mannisenmäki, Finnish race car driver
- Colin Barnes, English footballer
- Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager
- Ben Howland, American basketball player and coach
- Jerry Douglas, American guitarist and producer
- Jeff Dujon, Jamaican cricketer
- Markus Höttinger, Austrian race car driver (d. 1980)
- Peter Wilkinson, English admiral
- Laura Amy Schlitz, American author and librarian
- Mark Howe, American ice hockey player and coach
- João Carlos de Oliveira, Brazilian jumper (d. 1999)
- Youri Egorov, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1988)
- Charles Saumarez Smith, English historian and academic
- Péter Szilágyi, Hungarian conductor and politician (d. 2013)
- John Tory, Canadian lawyer and politician, 65th Mayor of Toronto
- Pierre Gauthier, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Roger Briggs, American pianist, composer, conductor, and educator
- Martin Kelner, English journalist, author, comedian, singer, actor and radio presenter
- Wendy O. Williams, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 1998)
- Michael Field, Australian politician, 38th Premier of Tasmania
- Pierre Rapsat, Belgian singer and songwriter (d. 2002)
- Zahi Hawass, Egyptian archaeologist and academic
- Lynn Johnston, Canadian author and illustrator
- Leland Sklar, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Bruce Alexander, English actor
- Skip Jutze, American baseball player
- Janet Paraskeva, Welsh politician
- K. Satchidanandan, Indian poet and critic
- William Shawcross, English journalist and author
- Patch Adams, American physician and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute
- John N. Bambacus, American sergeant and politician
- John Fogerty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Jean Perrault, Canadian politician, Mayor of Sherbrooke
- Helena Shovelton, English physician
- Faith Brown, English actress and singer
- Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer and politician, 107th mayor of New York City
- Gladys Knight, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Rita MacNeil, Canadian singer and actress (d. 2013)
- Gary Stewart, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
- Billy Vera, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Terry Crisp, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Stanley B. Prusiner, American neurologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Beth Howland, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
- David William Brewer, English politician, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London
- Shlomo Riskin, American rabbi and academic, founded the Lincoln Square Synagogue
- Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist (d. 2012)
- Jerry West, American basketball player, coach, and manager
- Claude Forget, Canadian academic and politician
- Ole K. Sara, Norwegian politician (d. 2013)
- Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (d. 1997)
- John Karlen, American actor
- Zelda Rubinstein, American actress and activist (d. 2010)
- Tim Renton, Baron Renton of Mount Harry, English politician, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
- Carroll Baker, American actress
- Gordon Willis, American cinematographer (d. 2014)
- Edward Seaga, American-Jamaican academic and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica
- Patrick McNair-Wilson, English politician
- Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (d. 2015)
- Bülent Ecevit, Turkish journalist, scholar, and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (d. 2012)
- Edward du Cann, English lieutenant and politician (d. 2017)
- Paul Hébert, Canadian actor (d. 2017)
- György Ligeti, Romanian-Austrian composer and educator (d. 2006)
- N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 1996)
- Lou Duva, American boxer, trainer, and manager (d. 2017)
- Roger Fisher, American author and academic (d. 2012)
- Tuomas Gerdt, Finnish sergeant
- D. V. Paluskar, Indian Hindustani classical musician (d. 1955)
- Heinz G. Konsalik, German journalist and author (d. 1999)
- Tom Uren, Australian soldier, boxer, and politician (d. 2015)
- Johnny Wayne, Canadian comedian (d. 1990)
- Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (d. 2012)
- Walker Percy, American novelist and essayist (d. 1990)
- Joseph Greenberg, American linguist and academic (d. 2001)
- W. G. G. Duncan Smith, English captain and pilot (d. 1996)
- Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)
- Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian physicist and astronomer (d. 1981)
- Patrick White, Australian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
- Bob Crisp, South African cricketer (d. 1994)
- Thora Hird, English actress (d. 2003)
- Fritz Hochwälder, Austrian playwright (d. 1986)
- Georg Gaßmann, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1987)
- Rachel Kempson, English actress (d. 2003)
- T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
- Red Horner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
- Léo Cadieux, Canadian journalist and politician, 17th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2005)
- Ian Fleming, English journalist and author, created James Bond (d. 1964)
- Henry Thambiah, Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and diplomat, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada (d. 1997)
- S. L. Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded Kirloskar Group (d. 1994)
- Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (d. 1939)
- Minna Gombell, American actress (d. 1973)
- Richard Réti, Slovak-Czech chess player and author (d. 1929)
- Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian journalist and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942)
- Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, English author and educator (d. 1947)
- Jim Thorpe, American decathlete, football player, and coach (d. 1953)
- Santo Trafficante, Sr., Italian-American mobster (d. 1954)
- Edvard Beneš, Czech academic and politician, 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1948)
- Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian poet and politician (d. 1966)
- Clough Williams-Ellis, English-Welsh architect, designed the Portmeirion Village (d. 1978)
- Milutin Milanković, Serbian mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (d. 1958)
- Paul Pelliot, French sinologist and explorer (d. 1945)
- Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist and mountaineer (d. 1917)
- Carl Richard Nyberg, Swedish inventor and businessman, developed the blow torch (d. 1939)
- Carl Larsson, Swedish painter and author (d. 1919)
- Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (d. 1887)
- George Ashlin, Irish architect, co-designed St Colman's Cathedral (d. 1921)
- Tony Pastor, American impresario, variety performer and theatre owner (d. 1908)
- Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)
- Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist and academic (d. 1918)
- P. G. T. Beauregard, American general (d. 1893)
- Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American paleontologist and geologist (d. 1873)
- Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer (d. 1852)
- Edward Livingston, American jurist and politician, 11th United States Secretary of State (d. 1836)
- Manuel Alberti, Argentinian priest and journalist (d. 1811)
- William Pitt the Younger, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1806)
- Diogo de Carvalho e Sampayo, Portuguese diplomat and scientist (d. 1807)
- Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
- Geminiano Giacomelli, Italian composer (d. 1740)
- Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1754)
- António Manoel de Vilhena, Grand Master of the Order of Saint John (d. 1736)
- George I of Great Britain (d. 1727)
- Robert Arnauld d'Andilly, French writer (d. 1674)
- Pierre Séguier, French politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
- Selim II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1574)
- John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1419)
- Xin Qiji, Chinese poet, general, and politician (d. 1207)
Deaths On This Day
- Neale Cooper, Scottish footballer (b. 1963)
- Jens Christian Skou, Danish medical doctor and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- Cornelia Frances, Australian actress (b. 1941)
- Steven Gerber, American pianist and composer (b. 1948)
- Johnny Keating, Scottish trombonist, composer, and producer (b. 1927)
- Reynaldo Rey, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1940)
- Maya Angelou, American memoirist and poet (b. 1928)
- Stan Crowther, English footballer (b. 1935)
- Oscar Dystel, American publisher (b. 1912)
- Malcolm Glazer, American businessman (b. 1928)
- Bob Houbregs, Canadian-American basketball player and manager (b. 1932)
- Isaac Kungwane, South African footballer (b. 1971)
- Viktor Kulikov, Russian commander (b. 1921)
- Eddie Romero, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- Gerd Schmückle, German general (b. 1917)
- Bob Edwards, English journalist (b. 1925)
- Yuri Susloparov, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (b. 1958)
- Gino Valenzano, Italian race car driver (b. 1920)
- Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968)
- Beryl Cook, English painter and illustrator (b. 1926)
- Jörg Immendorff, German painter, sculptor, and academic (b. 1945)
- Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Agriculture (b. 1945)
- Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian ski jumper and author (b. 1920)
- Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-Italian businessman and politician (b. 1934)
- Michael Buonauro, American author and illustrator (b. 1979)
- John Tolos, Greek-Canadian wrestler (b. 1930)
- Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1933)
- Ilya Prigogine, Russian-Belgian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
- Martha Scott, American actress (b. 1912)
- Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (b. 1905)
- Joe Moakley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
- Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
- George Irving Bell, American physicist, biologist, and mountaineer (b. 1926)
- Michael Barkai, Israeli commander (b. 1935)
- B. Vittalacharya, Indian director and producer (b. 1920)
- Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and comedian (b. 1948)
- Julius Boros, American golfer (b. 1920)
- Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American author and academic (b. 1916)
- Julius Eastman, American composer (b. 1940)
- Sy Oliver, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)
- Edip Cansever, Turkish poet and author (b. 1928)
- Eric Morecambe, English actor and comedian (b. 1926)
- Erastus Corning 2nd, American soldier and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany (b. 1909)
- H. Jones, English colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1940)
- Mary Lou Williams, American pianist and composer (b. 1910)
- Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (b. 1901)
- Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician and academic (b. 1895)
- Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and sculptor (b. 1914)
- Ezzard Charles, American boxer (b. 1921)
- Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
- Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)
- Fyodor Okhlopkov, Russian sergeant and sniper (b. 1908)
- Terry Dillon, American football player (b. 1941)
- Tatsuo Hori, Japanese author and poet (b. 1904)
- Philippe Desranleau, Canadian archbishop (b. 1882)
- August Eigruber, Austrian-German politician (b. 1907)
- Carter Glass, American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1858)
- Alfred Adler, Austrian-Scottish ophthalmologist and psychologist (b. 1870)
- Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter and stage designer (b. 1878)
- Ivan Franko, Ukrainian economist, journalist, and poet (b. 1856)
- Kicking Bear, Native American tribal leader (b. 1846)
- John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
- Simion Bărnuțiu, Romanian historian and politician (b. 1808)
- Anne Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1820)
- Noah Webster, American lexicographer (b. 1758)
- William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Scottish-English admiral (b. 1756)
- Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1742)
- Richard Hurd, English bishop (b. 1720)
- Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer (b. 1743)
- Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1719)
- Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
- Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French author (b. 1715)
- John Trevor, Welsh politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1626)
- Henry Grey, 10th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1594)
- Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (b. 1561)
- Saitō Dōsan, Japanese samurai (b. 1494)
- Henry IV, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg (b. 1397)
- Afonso IV of Portugal (b. 1291)
- Robert Baldock, Lord Privy Seal and Lord Chancellor of England
- William Wishart, English bishop
- Wulfstan, English archbishop
- Kong Qian, official of Later Tang
- Li Jiji, prince of Later Tang
- Ucha'an K'in B'alam, Mayan king
- Germain of Paris, French bishop and saint (b. 496)