On This Day in History: May 30
May 30 is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 215 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- South Carolina Lottery says no prize for 71,000 'winning' tickets. The South Carolina Education Lottery says players who thought they won $500 from a December 2017 game, will not receive their winnings.
- Top N.Y. lottery winners probably lost millions. One of the top New York Lottery winners won Quick Draw prizes of $600 or more at least 1,400 times in the last seven years, but according to statisticians he probably lost a lot of money doing it.
- Wyoming Lottery expansion faces hurdles despite state money woes. Expanding the Wyoming Lottery could significantly help a state losing millions of dollars in revenue from its declining minerals extraction industry, but the odds of success in the Wyoming legislature are not great.
- $123M EuroMillions lottery winner claims prize. The UK winner of Tuesday's £81.4 million Euro Millions jackpot has claimed the prize, but they are unsure whether to remain anonymous or not.
- Maryland Lottery teams up with Super Bowl champs. The Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens have joined forces for the fifth year in a row to produce a scratch game that will kick off in July.
- N.Y. lottery winner's gain hurts his home town. One Green Island, New York, resident's Lottery bonanza could be a financial nightmare for the village's tiny school system.
- Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $260M. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $260 million, with a cash option of $134.2 million.
- $63M Powerball lottery jackpot claimed by New Mexico man. A Los Ojos, New Mexico, man stepped forward today to claim a $62.8 million Powerball jackpot one week after the New Mexico Lottery announced that the winning ticket from the May 23 drawing had been sold in New Mexico.
- One Idaho lottery ticket wins $220.3 million Powerball jackpot. Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket in Boise, Idaho over the weekend has won a $220.3 million jackpot, the 10th-largest jackpot ever awarded by the multistate lottery, officials said yesterday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$444 Million
May 31, 2019
- 2.$356 Million
Jun 2, 2020
- 3.$344.6 Million
Jun 1, 2019
- 4.$302 Million
May 31, 2017
- 5.$268.4 Million
Jun 2, 2021
- 6.$261.6 Million
Jun 2, 2010
- 7.$260 Million
Jun 2, 2015
- 8.$235 Million
May 31, 2016
- 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.€116 Million
Jun 1, 2012
- 15.$146 Million
May 30, 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
Jun 1, 2018
- 23.$92 Million
May 31, 2005
- 24.€74 Million
Jun 1, 2018
- 25.$75 Million
Jun 2, 2004
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, May 30, 1989
32 years old
Wednesday, May 30, 1984
37 years old
Monday, May 30, 1983
38 years old
Sunday, May 30, 1982
39 years old
Wednesday, May 30, 1979
42 years old
Tuesday, May 30, 1972
49 years old
Saturday, May 30, 1970
51 years old
Saturday, May 30, 1964
57 years old
Monday, May 30, 1960
61 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Crew Dragon Demo-2 launches from the Kennedy Space Center, becoming the first crewed orbital spacecraft to launch from the United States since 2011.
- Nigeria passes a law banning same-sex marriage.
- Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in atrocities committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War.
- Convention on Cluster Munitions is adopted.
- TACA Flight 390 overshoots the runway at Toncontín International Airport, killing five people.
- Depayin massacre: At least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy are killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi flees the scene, but is arrested soon afterwards.
- The 6.5 Mw Afghanistan earthquake shook the Takhar Province of northern Afghanistan with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong), killing around 4,000-4,500.
- Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt TNT equivalent.
- Croatian Parliament is constituted after the first free, multi-party elections, today celebrated as the National Day of Croatia.
- Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: The 10-metre high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
- Cold War: Spain joins NATO.
- Downeast Flight 46 crashes on approach to Knox County Regional Airport in Rockland, Maine, killing 17.
- European Space Agency is established.
- The Airbus A300 passenger aircraft first enters service.
- The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.
- In Ben Gurion Airport (at the time: Lod Airport), Israel, members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
- Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.
- Charles de Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 events in France.
- The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war.
- Former Congolese Prime Minister, Évariste Kimba, and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.
- A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam's National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.
- The long-time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
- The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham.
- Memorial Day: The remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
- A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
- The Holocaust: Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Zigeunerfamilienlager (Romani family camp) at Auschwitz concentration camp.
- World War II: One thousand British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
- World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb the Athenian Acropolis and tear down the German flag.
- Memorial Day massacre: Chicago police shoot and kill ten labor demonstrators.
- May Thirtieth Movement: Shanghai Municipal Police Force shoot and kill 13 protesting workers.
- The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..
- The new, and then the largest, Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.
- The Treaty of London is signed, ending the First Balkan War; Albania becomes an independent nation.
- At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.
- Pearl Hart, a female outlaw of the Old West, robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
- In New York City, a stampede on the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge killed twelve people.
- Ottoman sultan Abdülaziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murad V.
- Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time after a proclamation by John A. Logan, head of the Grand Army of the Republic (a veterans group).
- The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
- The Fatel Razack coming from India, lands in the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad and Tobago carrying the first Indians to the country.
- John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill in London with Prince Albert.
- Minister of Justice Joaquim António de Aguiar issues a law seizing "all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices and any other houses" from the Catholic religious orders in Portugal, earning him the nickname of "The Friar-Killer".
- The East Indiaman Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, in present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.
- The First Treaty of Paris is signed, returning the French frontiers to their 1792 extent, and restoring the House of Bourbon to power.
- Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel.
- From this date all honors granted by Charles I of England are retroactively annulled by Parliament.
- Thirty Years' War: The Peace of Prague is signed.
- Publication of Gazette de France, the first French newspaper.
- The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
- Henry III becomes King of France.
- In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
- King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
- During the reign of the Zhengde Emperor, Ming dynasty rebel leader Zhu Zhifan is defeated by commander Qiu Yue, ending the Prince of Anhua rebellion.
- Hussite Wars: Battle of Lipany: Effectively ending the war, Utraquist forces led by Diviš Bořek of Miletínek defeat and almost annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great.
- Hundred Years' War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc.
- The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.
- Beginning of the Peasants' Revolt in England.
- AD 70
- Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres.
Births On This Day
- Beatriz Haddad Maia, Brazilian tennis player
- Scott Laughton, Canadian ice hockey player
- Harrison Barnes, American basketball player
- Danielle Harold, English actress
- Jonathan Fox, English swimmer
- Andrei Loktionov, Russian ice hockey player
- Ailee, Korean-American singer and songwriter
- Lesia Tsurenko, Ukrainian tennis player
- Nikolay Bodurov, Bulgarian international footballer
- Igor Kurnosov, Russian chess player (d. 2013)
- Igor Lewczuk, Polish footballer
- Aaron Volpatti, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sham Kwok Fai, Hong Kong footballer
- Matt Maguire, Australian footballer
- Alexander Sulzer, German ice hockey player
- Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)
- James Simpson-Daniel, English rugby player
- Devendra Banhart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gianmaria Bruni, Italian race car driver
- Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer
- Remy Ma, American rapper
- Lars Møller Madsen, Danish handball player
- Hisanori Takada, Japanese footballer
- Steven Gerrard, English international footballer and manager
- Ilona Korstin, Russian basketball player
- Ryōgo Narita, Japanese author
- Mike Bishai, Canadian ice hockey player
- Clint Bowyer, American race car driver
- Francis Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player
- Rachael Stirling, English actress
- Federico Vilar, Argentinian-Italian footballer
- Radoslav Nesterović, Slovenian-Greek basketball player
- Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player and coach
- Margaret Okayo, Kenyan runner
- Evan Eschmeyer, American basketball player
- Brian Fair, American singer-songwriter
- Andy Farrell, English rugby player and coach
- Marissa Mayer, American computer scientist and businesswoman
- Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)
- Kostas Chalkias, Greek footballer
- CeeLo Green, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
- David Wilkie, American ice hockey player and coach
- Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American baseball player and coach
- Paul Grayson, English rugby player and coach
- Duncan Jones, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Idina Menzel, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Jiří Šlégr, Czech ice hockey player and politician
- Adrian Vowles, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Naomi Kawase, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ryuhei Kitamura, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jason Kenney, Canadian lawyer and politician, 40th Canadian Minister of National Defence
- Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen, sentenced to life in prison related to September 11 attacks
- Tim Burgess, English singer-songwriter
- Rechelle Hawkes, Australian hockey player
- Sven Pipien, German-American bass player
- Thomas Häßler, German footballer and manager
- Stephen Malkmus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Troy Coker, Australian rugby player
- Billy Donovan, American basketball player and coach
- Iginio Straffi, Italian animator and producer, founded Rainbow S.r.l.
- Wynonna Judd, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- Andrea Montermini, Italian race car driver
- Tom Morello, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Michel Langevin, Canadian drummer and songwriter
- Élise Lucet, French journalist
- Helen Sharman, English chemist and astronaut
- Kevin Eastman, American author and illustrator, co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Richard Fuller, English lawyer and politician
- Tim Loughton, English businessman and politician
- Tonya Pinkins, American actress and singer
- Harry Enfield, English actor, director, and screenwriter
- Bob Yari, Iranian-American director and producer
- Phil Brown, English footballer, coach, and manager
- Randy Ferbey, Canadian curler
- Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician
- Eugene Belliveau, Canadian football player
- Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2019)
- Steve Israel, American lawyer and politician
- Michael López-Alegría, Spanish-American captain, pilot, and astronaut
- Ted McGinley, American actor
- Mike Clayton, Australian golfer
- Tim Lucas, American author, screenwriter, and critic
- Topper Headon, English drummer and songwriter
- Jacqueline McGlade, English-Canadian biologist, ecologist, and academic
- Caroline Swift, English lawyer and judge
- Colm Tóibín, Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and critic
- Jim Hunter, Canadian skier
- Colm Meaney, Irish actor
- Daniel Grodnik, American screenwriter and producer
- Kerry Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and sportscaster
- Zdravko Čolić, Bosnian Serb singer-songwriter
- Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan bishop and politician, President of Paraguay
- Stephen Tobolowsky, American actor, singer, and director
- Bertrand Delanoë, French politician, 14th Mayor of Paris
- Paresh Rawal, Indian actor, producer, and politician
- Joshua Rozenberg, English lawyer, journalist, and author
- P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball player and coach
- Paul Coleridge, English lawyer and judge
- Bob Willis, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2019)
- Johan De Muynck, Belgian former professional road racing cyclist
- Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
- David Thorpe, Australian rules footballer
- Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer
- Allan Chapman, English historian and author
- Dragan Džajić, Serbian and Yugoslav footballer
- Gladys Horton, American singer (d. 2011)
- Lenny Davidson, English guitarist and songwriter
- Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
- Stav Prodromou, Greek-American engineer and businessman
- James Chaney, American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
- Anders Michanek, Swedish motorcycle racer
- Gale Sayers, American football player and philanthropist (d. 2020)
- John Gladwin, English bishop
- Carole Stone, English journalist and author
- Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian cricket administrator (d. 2015)
- Gilles Villemure, Canadian-American ice hockey player
- Michael J. Pollard, American actor (d. 2019)
- Dieter Quester, Austrian race car driver
- Tim Waterstone, Scottish businessman, founded Waterstones
- Billie Letts, American author and educator (d. 2014)
- Christopher Haskins, Anglo-Irish businessman, life peer, and British politician
- Rick Mather, American-English architect (d. 2013)
- Keir Dullea, American actor
- Ruta Lee, Canadian-American actress and dancer
- Guy Tardif, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2005)
- Alexei Leonov, Russian general, pilot, and cosmonaut (d. 2019)
- Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Ray Cooney, English actor and playwright
- Pauline Oliveros, American accordion player and composer (d. 2016)
- Ivor Richard, Baron Richard, Welsh politician and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2018)
- Larry Silverstein, American real estate magnate
- Mark Birley, English businessman, founded Annabel's (d. 2007)
- Robert Ryman, American painter (d. 2019)
- Georges Gilson, French archbishop
- Pro Hart, Australian painter (d. 2006)
- Agnès Varda, Belgian-French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)
- Joan Birman, American mathematician
- Clint Walker, American actor and singer (d. 2018)
- Billy Wilson, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1993)
- Johnny Gimble, American country/western swing musician (d. 2015)
- John Henry Marks, English physician and author
- Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (d. 2014)
- Hal Clement, American author and educator (d. 2003)
- Franklin J. Schaffner, Japanese-American director and producer (d. 1989)
- René Barrientos, Bolivian general and politician, 55th President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
- Pita Amor, Mexican poet and author (d. 2000)
- Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (d. 2007)
- Justin Catayée, French soldier and politician (d. 1962)
- Mort Meskin, American illustrator (d. 1995)
- Len Carney, English footballer and soldier (d. 1996)
- Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (d. 1979)
- Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
- Erich Bagge, German physicist and academic (d. 1996)
- Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (d. 1980)
- Millicent Selsam, American author and academic (d. 1996)
- Joseph Stein, American playwright and author (d. 2010)
- Harry Bernstein, English-American journalist and author (d. 2011)
- Jacques Canetti, French music executive and talent agent (d. 1997)
- Freddie Frith, English motorcycle road racer (d. 1988)
- Benny Goodman, American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1986)
- Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- Mel Blanc, American voice actor (d. 1989)
- Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist and academic (d. 2008)
- Bruno Gröning, German mystic and author (d. 1959)
- Countee Cullen, American poet and author (d. 1946)
- Stepin Fetchit, American actor and dancer (d. 1985)
- Alfred Karindi, Estonian pianist and composer (d. 1969)
- Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (d. 1979)
- Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1936)
- John Gilroy, English artist and illustrator (d. 1985)
- Frank Wise, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1986)
- Howard Hawks, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
- Maurice Tate, English cricketer (d. 1956)
- Hubertus van Mook, Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1965)
- Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
- Roger Salengro, French soldier and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1936)
- Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian-American sculptor and illustrator (d. 1964)
- Emil Reesen, Danish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1964)
- Laurent Barré, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1964)
- Randolph Bourne, American theorist and author (d. 1918)
- Villem Grünthal-Ridala, Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1942)
- Siegmund Glücksmann, German soldier and politician (d. 1942)
- Sandy Pearce, Australian rugby league player (d. 1930)
- Wyndham Halswelle, English runner and soldier (d. 1915)
- Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (d. 1968)
- Colin Blythe, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1917)
- Konstantin Ramul, Estonian psychologist and academic (d. 1975)
- Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher and academic (d. 1944)
- Ernest Duchesne, French physician (d. 1912)
- Grace Andrews, American mathematician (d. 1951)
- Mirza Alakbar Sabir, Azerbaijani philosopher and poet (d. 1911)
- Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)
- Amadeo I, Spanish king (d. 1890)
- Félix Arnaudin, French poet and photographer (d. 1921)
- Alfred Austin, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1913)
- Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Quebec (d. 1890)
- William McMurdo, English general (d. 1894)
- Mikhail Bakunin, Russian philosopher and theorist (d. 1876)
- Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)
- Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose, French cardinal (d. 1883)
- Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1873)
- Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty, French general (d. 1815)
- Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1844)
- Roger Newdigate, English politician (d. 1806)
- Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1793)
- Antonina Houbraken, Dutch illustrator (d. 1736)
- John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1686)
- Samuel Bochart, French Protestant biblical scholar (d. 1667)
- Fadrique de Toledo, 1st Marquis of Villanueva de Valdueza (d. 1634)
- Barbara of Brandenburg, Bohemian queen (d. 1515)
- Georg von Peuerbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)
- Theobald IV, count of Champagne (d. 1253)
- Ren Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1063)
Deaths On This Day
- Jason Marcano, Trinidadian footballer (b. 1983)
- Tom Lysiak, Polish-Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1953)
- Rick MacLeish, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1950)
- Beau Biden, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (b. 1969)
- Joël Champetier, Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1957)
- L. Tom Perry, American religious leader and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1922)
- Hienadz Buraukin, Belarusian poet, journalist, and diplomat (b. 1936)
- Henning Carlsen, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
- Joan Lorring, British actress (b. 1926)
- Leonidas Vasilikopoulos, Greek admiral (b. 1932)
- Jayalath Jayawardena, Sri Lankan physician and politician (b. 1953)
- Larry Jones, American football player and coach (b. 1933)
- John Fox, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1957)
- Andrew Huxley, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
- Gerhard Pohl, German economist and politician (b. 1937)
- Jack Twyman, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1934)
- Isikia Savua, Fijian police officer and diplomat (b. 1952)
- Saleem Shahzad, Pakistani journalist (b. 1970)
- Marek Siemek, Polish philosopher and historian (b. 1942)
- Clarice Taylor, American actress (b. 1917)
- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
- Yuri Chesnokov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1933)
- Dufferin Roblin, Canadian commander and politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1917)
- Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1926)
- Susanna Haapoja, Finnish politician (b. 1966)
- Ephraim Katzir, Israeli biophysicist and politician, 4th President of Israel (b. 1916)
- Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian-French actor and director (b. 1933)
- Birgit Dalland, Norwegian politician (b. 1907)
- Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet and critic (b. 1927)
- Shohei Imamura, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist and academic (b. 1938)
- Robert Sterling, American actor (b. 1917)
- Gérald Leblanc, Acadian poet (b. 1945)
- Tomasz Pacyński, Polish journalist and author (b. 1958)
- Alma Ziegler, American baseball player and stenographer (b. 1918)
- Denis Whitaker, Canadian general and historian (b. 1915)
- Tex Beneke, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1914)
- Kalju Lepik, Estonian poet and author (b. 1920)
- Léon-Étienne Duval, French cardinal (b. 1903)
- Alo Mattiisen, Estonian composer (b. 1961)
- Ted Drake, English footballer and manager (b. 1912)
- Lofty England, English-Austrian engineer (b. 1911)
- Bobby Stokes, English footballer (b. 1951)
- Ezra Taft Benson, American religious leader, 13th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)
- Marcel Bich, Italian-French businessman, co-founded Société Bic (b. 1914)
- Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
- Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1914)
- Perry Ellis, American fashion designer, founded his own eponymous fashion brand (b. 1940)
- Albert Norden, German journalist and politician (b. 1904)
- Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
- Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
- Carl Radle, American bass player and producer (b. 1942)
- Jean Deslauriers, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1909)
- Max Carey, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1890)
- Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese captain (b. 1902)
- Steve Prefontaine, American runner (b. 1951)
- Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, founded Isshin-ryū (b. 1908)
- Michel Simon, Swiss-born French actor (b. 1895)
- Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886)
- Claude Rains, English-American actor (b. 1889)
- Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Austrian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
- Louis Hjelmslev, Danish linguist and academic (b. 1899)
- Isaac Babalola Akinyele, Nigerian king (b. 1882)
- Eddie Sachs, American race car driver (b. 1927)
- Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-American physicist and engineer (b. 1898)
- Rafael Trujillo, Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1891)
- Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
- Piero Carini, Italian race car driver (b. 1921)
- Bill Vukovich, American race car driver (b. 1918)
- Dooley Wilson, American actor and singer (b. 1886)
- Hermann Broch, Austrian-American author (b. 1886)
- Emmanuel Célestin Suhard, French cardinal (b. 1874)
- József Klekl, Slovene-Hungarian priest and politician (b. 1874)
- Georg von Trapp, Austrian captain (b. 1880)
- Louis Slotin, Canadian physicist and chemist (b. 1910)
- Prajadhipok, Thai king (b. 1893)
- Floyd Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1904)
- Tōgō Heihachirō, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)
- Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1864)
- Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian and author (b. 1876)
- Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher and theorist (b. 1856)
- Wilbur Wright, American pilot and businessman, co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1867)
- Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (b. 1836)
- Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)
- Mary Hannah Gray Clarke, American author, correspondent, and poet (b. 1835)
- John Catron, American lawyer and judge (b. 1786)
- Mary Reibey, Australian businesswoman, (b. 1777)
- James Mackintosh, Scottish historian, jurist, and politician (b. 1765)
- Philibert Jean-Baptiste Curial, French general (b. 1774)
- Voltaire, French philosopher and author (b. 1694)
- José de la Borda, French/Spanish mining magnate in colonial Mexico (b. ca. 1700)
- François Boucher, French painter and set designer (b. 1703)
- Alexander Pope, English poet, essayist, and translator (b. 1688)
- Arnold van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle, Dutch-English general (b. 1670)
- Andrea Lanzani, Italian painter (b. 1645)
- Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Tewkesbury, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1638)
- John Davenport, English minister, co-founded the New Haven Colony (b. 1597)
- Peter Paul Rubens, German-Belgian painter (b. 1577)
- Guru Arjan Dev, fifth of the Sikh gurus (b. 1563)
- Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1564)
- Charles IX of France (b. 1550)
- Jacquetta of Luxembourg, daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg (b. 1416)
- Lope de Barrientos, Castilian bishop (b. 1389)
- Prokop the Great, Czech general (b. 1380)
- Joan of Arc, French martyr and saint (b. 1412)
- Jerome of Prague, Czech martyr and theologian (b. 1379)
- Joan of Ponthieu, Dame of Epernon, French noblewoman
- John Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth, English peer (b. 1290)
- Ferdinand III, king of Castile and León (b. 1199)
- Władysław II the Exile, High Duke of Poland and Duke of Silesia (b. 1105)
- Baldwin IV, count of Flanders (b. 980)
- Ma Xifan, king of Chu (b. 899)
- Hubertus, bishop Liège
- Xiao Tong, prince of the Liang Dynasty (b. 501)