On This Day in History: May 29
May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 216 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts legislators looking into fairness of lottery fund distribution. Massachusetts residents have been playing the lottery for nearly 50 years, enjoying both the risk and the benefits their towns and cities see. But some legislators are worried certain communities are getting more out of the game than others.
- Pennsylvania woman wins second lottery jackpot from same store. A Pennsylvania woman scored a $1 million jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket just two years after collecting a $100,000 prize.
- $1M Texas lottery ticket to expire Wednesday. The Texas Lottery is searching for a Mega Millions winner who has only one day left to claim a $1 million prize.
- Study: Neighbors of lottery winners are more likely to go bankrupt. As if you needed proof that trying to keep up with the Joneses isn't a good idea, here it is: Close neighbors of lottery winners in Canada tended to spend more on conspicuous goods, put more money into speculative investments such as stocks, borrow more money — and eventually declare bankruptcy.
- Disney chooses director for upcoming lottery movie. Annie director Will Gluck is teaming with Walt Disney Studios to direct an untitled lottery movie based on the actual events of a Spanish lottery jackpot win.
- Florida Supreme Court orders new trial in $1M lottery dispute. The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in the case of a man who claims his former live-in partner owes him half of a $1 million Florida raffle jackpot.
- Thief steals cheap sunglasses, but leaves behind $1M lottery ticket. Among a list of things you shouldn't leave in your car, a winning lottery ticket tops the charts.
- Washington Lottery looking for big winners. Two Washington residents have become millionaires and may not even know it, and if they haven't already lost their lottery tickets, they could be slow stepping forward to claim the winnings.
- N.Y. store clerk accused of stealing lottery tickets. A Glen Head, New York, convenience store clerk stole about $64,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from the business over a three-month period, Nassau County police said Tuesday.
- Illinois Lottery to add Powerball online ticket sales. Powerball would be added to the mix of lottery games that Illinois offers online under legislation that squeaked through the House Monday.
- Nun donates $55,000 lottery win. When Sister Mary Concetta Torrillo of Webster Groves hit the Missouri Lottery's Show Me Cash jackpot on May 13, it meant a $55,000 gift for the Sisters of Loretto, a convent in Kentucky she served for 30 years.
- $200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot heats up. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $200 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Atheist converts after mock prayer to win $1M lottery is answered. A self-confessed atheist has become a believer after mocking God by sarcastically praying for his mother to win the lottery -- and then she won the next day.
- N.C. Lottery foe confident that lottery will be ruled an illegal tax. Bob Orr went before three judges of the North Carolina Court of Appeals to argue that the state lottery amounts to an improperly enacted tax.
- Kansas, Iowa lotteries create first multi-state scratch game. The nation's first multi-state lottery scratch-off game will make its debut this summer at the Kansas State Fair.
- N.C. Lottery chief gets raise, standing ovation. North Carolina Lottery director Tom Shaheen didn't just get a raise last week that keeps him at the top of the pay heap among non-university state employees. He got a sustained, standing ovation from his bosses, the nine-member lottery commission.
- Deadline looming for unclaimed $15M lottery jackpot. All the major prizes that have gone unclaimed in Alberta since the inception of Lotto 6/49 combined don't add up to the amount the latest unclaimed jackpot is worth, Western Canada Lottery Corporation officials said Monday.
- New Florida lottery law increases prizes. Florida lottery players soon will rake in more dough when they win games such as Lotto, Mega Money and Fantasy 5, thanks to a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jeb Bush.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$444 Million
May 31, 2019
- 2.$336 Million
May 29, 2020
- 3.$325 Million
May 29, 2019
- 4.$302 Million
May 31, 2017
- 5.$252.2 Million
May 29, 2021
- 6.$235 Million
May 31, 2016
- 7.$233 Million
May 29, 2015
- 8.$220 Million
May 29, 2010
- 9.$200 Million
Jun 1, 2011
- 10.€160.48 Million
May 30, 2019
- 11.$173 Million
May 31, 2014
- 12.$171 Million
May 30, 2015
- 13.€139 Million
May 30, 2017
- 14.$146 Million
May 30, 2012
- 15.€99 Million
May 29, 2012
- 16.$125 Million
May 30, 2020
- 17.€88 Million
Jun 1, 2021
- 18.€78 Million
May 30, 2014
- 19.€90 Million
Jun 1, 2018
- 20.$100 Million
Jun 1, 2016
- 21.€89.18 Million
May 31, 2016
- 22.$97 Million
May 29, 2010
- 23.$92 Million
May 31, 2005
- 24.$84 Million
May 29, 2018
- 25.€66 Million
May 29, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, May 29, 1991
30 years old
Thursday, May 29, 1986
35 years old
Thursday, May 29, 1980
41 years old
Tuesday, May 29, 1979
42 years old
Tuesday, May 29, 1973
48 years old
Saturday, May 29, 1971
50 years old
Thursday, May 29, 1969
52 years old
Monday, May 29, 1967
54 years old
Monday, May 29, 1967
54 years old
Saturday, May 29, 1965
56 years old
Thursday, May 29, 1958
63 years old
Sunday, May 29, 1949
72 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- One World Observatory at One World Trade Center opens.
- A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.
- A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss, injuring 30 people.
- The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
- Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
- Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
- The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant is held in war-torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.
- The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin as president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
- Signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United States, allowing the manufacture of parts of the F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.
- The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
- Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.
- Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
- Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
- Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
- Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
- The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
- Having deposed them in a January coup South Vietnamese leader Nguyen Khanh had rival Generals Tran Van Don and Le Van Kim convicted of "lax morality".
- Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.
- The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
- United Nations Truce Supervision Organization is founded.
- First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
- First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter aeroplane.
- World War I veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
- Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.
- The Louth flood of 1920 was a severe flash flooding in the Lincolnshire market town of Louth which occurred 29 May 1920, resulting in 23 fatalities in 20 minutes. It has been described as one of the most significant flood disasters in Britain during the 20th century.
- Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin
- Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.
- The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,012 lives.
- Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.
- In the May Coup, Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
- N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil.
- The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.
- Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
- The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
- Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
- The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is founded, in Hong Kong.
- Jenny Lind leaves New York after her two-year American tour.
- Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
- Mustafa IV became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
- United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are executed as rebels by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
- Rhode Island becomes the last of North America's original Thirteen Colonies to ratify the Constitution and become one of the United States.
- American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws, the British continue attacking after the Continentals lay down their arms, killing 113 and critically wounding all but 53 that remained.
- The right of settlers in New France to enslave natives is upheld at Quebec City.
- English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- Battle of Samugarh: decisive battle in the struggle for the throne during the Mughal war of succession (1658-1659).
- Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
- Battle of Gallipoli: The Venetians under Pietro Loredan defeat a much larger Ottoman fleet off Gallipoli.
- Philip VI is crowned King of France.
- Mongol-Jin War: The Mongols entered Kaifeng after a successful siege and began looting in the fallen capital of the Jin dynasty.
- Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
- Battle of Monte Porzio: A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel.
- Battle of Uclés: Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Castile and León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.
- The Roman emperor Julian defeats the Sasanian army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sasanian capital, but is unable to take the city.
Births On This Day
- Markelle Fultz, American basketball player
- Jana Čepelová, Slovak tennis player
- Maika Monroe, American actress and kiteboarder
- Grete Šadeiko, Estonian heptathlete
- Sarah Moundir, Swiss tennis player
- Joe Biagini, American baseball pitcher
- Erica Garner, American civil rights activist (d. 2017)
- Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian-American football player
- Diego Barisone, Argentinian footballer (d. 2015)
- Riley Keough, American model and actress
- Muath Al-Kasasbeh, Jordanian captain and pilot (d. 2015)
- Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast
- Steve Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
- Lina Andrijauskaitė, Lithuanian long jumper
- Issac Luke, New Zealand rugby league player
- Kelvin Maynard, Dutch footballer (d. 2019)
- Noah Reid, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Rui Sampaio, Portuguese footballer
- Nathan Horton, Canadian ice hockey player
- Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player
- Nia Jax, Australian-American professional wrestler
- Funmi Jimoh, American long jumper
- Andreas Schäffer, German footballer
- Ina Wroldsen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
- Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukrainian heptathlete
- Matt Macri, American baseball player
- Kim Tae-kyun, South Korean baseball player
- Andrey Arshavin, Russian footballer
- Ernesto Farías, Argentinian footballer
- Arne Friedrich, German footballer
- Brian Kendrick, American wrestler
- John Rheinecker, American baseball player (d. 2017)
- Pelle Almqvist, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
- Lorenzo Odone, Italian-American adrenoleukodystrophy patient who inspired the 1992 film, Lorenzo's Oil (d. 2008)
- Adam Rickitt, English singer
- Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
- Marco Cassetti, Italian footballer
- António Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer
- Caçapa, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player and sportscaster
- Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player
- Yegor Titov, Russian footballer
- Jason Allison, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mel B, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Sven Kubis, German footballer
- Sarah Millican, English comedian
- Anthony Wall, English golfer
- Daniel Tosh, American comedian, television host, actor, writer, and executive producer
- Steve Cardenas, American martial artist and retired actor
- Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player and coach
- Aaron McGruder, American author and cartoonist
- Myf Warhurst, Australian radio and television host
- Jenny Willott, English politician
- Tomoko Kaneda, Japanese voice actress, singer, and radio personality
- Mark Lee, American guitarist and songwriter
- Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
- Laverne Cox, American actress and LGBT advocate
- Bill Curley, American basketball player and coach
- Simon Jones, English singer and bass player
- Éric Lucas, Canadian boxer
- Bernd Mayländer, German race car driver
- Jo Beth Taylor, Australian television host and actress
- Rob Womack, English shot putter and discus thrower
- Natarsha Belling, Australian journalist
- Roberto Di Matteo, Italian footballer and manager
- Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
- Tate George, American basketball player
- Jessica Morden, English politician
- Hida Viloria, American activist
- Noel Gallagher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mike Keane, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Steven Levitt, American economist, author, and academic
- Natalie Nougayrède, French journalist
- Howard Mills III, American academic and politician
- Oswaldo Negri Jr., Brazilian race car driver
- Blaze Bayley, English singer-songwriter
- Zhu Jianhua, Chinese high jumper
- Ukyo Katayama, Japanese race car driver
- Claude Loiselle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean footballer, coach, and manager
- Eric Davis, American baseball player
- Carol Kirkwood, Scottish journalist
- Chloé Sainte-Marie, Canadian actress and singer
- Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist
- John Miceli, American drummer
- Thomas Baumer, Swiss economist and academic
- Mike Freer, English politician
- Rupert Everett, English actor and novelist
- Mel Gaynor, English drummer
- Steve Hanley, Irish-English bass player and songwriter
- Annette Bening, American actress
- Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, and activist (d. 2011)
- Uwe Rapolder, German footballer and coach
- Mike Stenhouse, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Steven Croft, English bishop and theologian
- Jeb Hensarling, American lawyer and politician
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iranian film director
- Mark Lyall Grant, English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations
- La Toya Jackson, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Frank Baumgartl, German runner (d. 2010)
- John Hinckley Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan
- David Kirschner, American animator, producer, and author
- Gordon Rintoul, Scottish historian and curator
- Ken Schrader, American race car driver and sportscaster
- Robert Beaser, American composer and educator
- Jerry Moran, American lawyer and politician
- Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Rebbie Jackson, American singer and actress
- Robert Axelrod, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2019)
- Brian Kidd, English footballer and manager
- Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Michael Berkeley, English composer and radio host
- Keith Gull, English microbiologist and academic
- Anthony Geary, American actor
- Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (d. 2000)
- Gary Brooker, English singer-songwriter and pianist
- Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2013)
- Julian Le Grand, English economist and author
- Martin Pipe, English jockey and trainer
- Joyce Tenneson, American photographer
- Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, Belgian scholar and author (d. 2018)
- Bob Benmosche, American businessman (d. 2015)
- Quentin Davies, English soldier and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
- Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (d. 2013)
- Pierre Bourque, Canadian businessman and politician, 40th Mayor of Montreal
- Kevin Conway, American actor and director (d. 2020)
- Doug Scott, English mountaineer and author
- Bob Simon, American journalist (d. 2015)
- Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013)
- Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician, 8th President of Pakistan (d. 2010)
- Pete Smith, Australian radio and television announcer
- Al Unser, American race car driver
- Christopher Bland, English businessman and politician (d. 2017)
- Fay Vincent, American lawyer and businessman
- Charles W. Pickering, American lawyer and judge
- Irmin Schmidt, German keyboard player and composer
- Alwin Schockemöhle, German show-jumper
- Harry Statham, American basketball player and coach
- André Brink, South African author and playwright (d. 2015)
- Sylvia Robinson, American singer and producer (d. 2011)
- Bill Vander Zalm, Dutch-Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Premier of British Columbia
- Helmuth Rilling, German conductor and educator
- Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2005)
- Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author
- Richie Guerin, American basketball player and coach
- Harry Frankfurt, American philosopher and academic
- Peter Higgs, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
- Jean Coutu, Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founded the Jean Coutu Group
- Katie Boyle, Italian-English actress and television host (d. 2018)
- Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe, Queen Consort of Tonga (d. 2017)
- Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese academic and politician, 3rd President of Senegal
- Lars Bo, Danish author and illustrator (d. 1999)
- Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Pepper Paire, American baseball player (d. 2013)
- Bernard Clavel, French author (d. 2010)
- John Parker, 6th Earl of Morley, English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon (d. 2015)
- Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist (d. 2020)
- Joe Weatherly, American race car driver (d. 1964)
- Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, engineer, and theorist (d. 2001)
- Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (d. 2010)
- John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
- Clifton James, American actor (d. 2017)
- Jacques Genest, Canadian physician and academic (d. 2018)
- John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
- Marcel Trudel, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. 2011)
- Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (d. 1990)
- Stacy Keach Sr., American actor (d. 2003)
- Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (d. 1986)
- Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)
- Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter and politician (d. 1978)
- Diana Morgan, Welsh-English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Hartland Molson, Canadian captain and politician (d. 2002)
- T. H. White, Indian-English author (d. 1964)
- Sebastian Shaw, English actor, director, and playwright (d. 1994)
- Hubert Opperman, Australian cyclist and politician (d. 1996)
- Bob Hope, English-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2003)
- Harry Kadwell, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1999)
- Douglas Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Defence (d. 1987)
- Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1957)
- Beatrice Lillie, Canadian-English actress, singer and writer (d. 1989)
- Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1969)
- Max Brand, American journalist and author (d. 1944)
- Alfonsina Storni, Swiss-Argentinian poet and author (d. 1938)
- Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (d. 1936)
- G. K. Chesterton, English essayist, poet, and playwright (d. 1936)
- Rudolf Tobias, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1918)
- Clark Voorhees, American painter (d. 1933)
- Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1909)
- John H. Balsley, American carpenter and inventor (d. 1895)
- Louise-Adéone Drölling, French painter (d. 1836)
- Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer and selenographer (d. 1874)
- Henri Braconnot, French chemist and pharmacist (d. 1855)
- Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
- Jackson of Exeter, English organist and composer (d. 1803)
- James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish soldier and politician (d. 1773)
- Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist and mineralogist (d. 1800)
- Humphry Ditton, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1715)
- Charles II of England (d. 1685)
- Anne, Duchess of Montpensier, French princess (d. 1693)
- Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (d. 1632)
- Virginia de' Medici, Italian princess (d. 1615)
- George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes, English Earl, general and administrator (d. 1629)
- Antun Vrančić, Croatian archbishop (d. 1573)
- Victor, Duke of Münsterberg, Reichsgraf, Duke of Münsterberg and Opava, Count of Glatz (d. 1500)
- Pope Pius III (d. 1503)
- Charles, Prince of Viana (d. 1461)
Deaths On This Day
- Maikanti Baru, Nigerian engineer, former chief of state oil firm. (b. 1959)
- Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (b. 1934)
- Mordechai Tzipori, Israeli Lieutenant General and minister (b. 1924)
- Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Greek politician and prime minister (b. 1918)
- Henry Carr, American football player and sprinter (b. 1942)
- Doris Hart, American tennis player (b. 1925)
- Betsy Palmer, American actress (b. 1926)
- Christine Charbonneau, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
- Walter Jakob Gehring, Swiss biologist and academic (b. 1939)
- Peter Glaser, Czech-American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)
- Miljenko Prohaska, Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
- William M. Roth, American businessman (b. 1916)
- Richard Ballantine, American-English journalist and author (b. 1940)
- Françoise Blanchard, French actress (b. 1954)
- Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (b. 1928)
- Mulgrew Miller, American pianist and composer (b. 1955)
- Henry Morgentaler, Polish-Canadian physician and activist (b. 1923)
- Franca Rame, Italian actress and playwright (b. 1928)
- Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (b. 1949)
- Wali-ur-Rehman, Pakistani commander (b. 1970)
- Mark Minkov, Russian composer (b. 1944)
- Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
- Doc Watson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)
- Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian politician, 2nd President of Abkhazia (b. 1949)
- Bill Clements, American soldier and politician, 42nd Governor of Texas (b. 1917)
- Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 14th President of Hungary (b. 1931)
- Dennis Hopper, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- Paula Gunn Allen, Native American writer (b. 1939)
- Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)
- Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (b. 1927)
- Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1938)
- Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
- Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (b. 1930)
- John D'Amico, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (b. 1937)
- Hamilton Naki, South African surgeon (b. 1926)
- George Rochberg, American soldier and composer (b. 1918)
- Archibald Cox, American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (b. 1912)
- Samuel Dash, American academic and politician (b. 1925)
- David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
- Barry Goldwater, American general, activist, and politician (b. 1909)
- Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)
- Tamara Toumanova, American ballerina and actress (b. 1919)
- Erich Honecker, German lawyer and politician (b. 1912)
- Lady May Abel Smith, member of the British Royal Family (b. 1906)
- Billy Conn, American boxer (b. 1917)
- Margaret Barr (choreographer), Australian choreographer and teacher of dance-drama (b. 1904)
- George C. Homans, American sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
- Salem bin Laden, Saudi Arabian businessman (b. 1946)
- Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)
- Arvīds Pelše, Latvian-Russian historian and politician (b. 1899)
- Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938)
- Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founder of United Artists (b. 1892)
- John H. Wood Jr., American lawyer and judge (b. 1916)
- Ba Maw, Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1893)
- George Harriman, English businessman (b. 1908)
- Moe Berg, American baseball player, coach, and spy (b. 1902)
- Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-American engineer and academic (b. 1878)
- John Gunther, American journalist and author (b. 1901)
- Eva Hesse, American artist (b. 1936)
- Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1896)
- Ignace Lepp, Estonian-French priest and psychologist (b. 1909)
- Netta Muskett, English author (b. 1887)
- Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
- James Whale, English director (b. 1889)
- Morgan Russell, American painter and educator (b. 1886)
- Fanny Brice, American singer and comedian (b. 1891)
- Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French soldier and composer (b. 1885)
- May Whitty, English actress (b. 1865)
- Martin Gottfried Weiss, German SS officer (b. 1905)
- John Barrymore, American actor (b. 1882)
- Léo-Pol Morin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1892)
- Ursula Ledóchowska, Austrian-Polish nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (b. 1865)
- Josef Suk, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1874)
- Abbott Handerson Thayer, American painter and educator (b. 1849)
- Carlos Deltour, French rower (b. 1864)
- Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)
- Kate Harrington, American poet and educator (b. 1831)
- Laurence Sydney Brodribb Irving, English author and playwright (b. 1871)
- Henry Seton-Karr, English explorer, hunter, and author (b. 1853)
- W. S. Gilbert, English playwright and poet (b. 1836)
- Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)
- Bruce Price, American architect, designed the Château Frontenac and American Surety Building (b. 1845)
- Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist and academic (b. 1814)
- Bahá'u'lláh, Persian religious leader, founded the Baháʼí Faith (b. 1817)
- Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1870)
- Winfield Scott, American general, lawyer, and politician (b. 1786)
- Franz Mirecki, Polish composer, music conductor, and music teacher (b. 1791)
- Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (b. 1766)
- Humphry Davy, English-Swiss chemist and academic (b. 1778)
- Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (b. 1763)
- Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (b. 1720)
- Israel Putnam, American general (b. 1718)
- Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1629)
- Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1615)
- John Penry, Welsh martyr (b. 1559)
- David Beaton, Scottish cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1494)
- Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer and navigator (b. 1451)
- Thomas Rotherham, English cleric and minister (b. 1423)
- Ulubatlı Hasan, Ottoman commander (b. 1428)
- Constantine XI Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1404)
- Hongxi Emperor of China (b. 1378)
- Philippe de Mézières, French soldier and author (b. 1327)
- Henry II of Castile (b. 1334)
- Jens Grand, Danish archbishop (b. c. 1260)
- Pope John VIII of Alexandria, Coptic pope
- James II of Majorca (b. 1243)
- Christopher I of Denmark (b. 1219)
- Renauld I, Count of Nevers
- Jimeno Garcés of Pamplona