On This Day in History: May 4
May 4 is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 241 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Idaho lottery still a popular bet during pandemic worries. Despite a pandemic, many Idaho residents are apparently still feeling lucky.
- Canadian man wins lottery, celebrates birthday and retires on same day. A man in Canada has had a truly amazing 24 hours, winning CA$2 million (US$1.5 million) on the lottery on the same day as his birthday and retirement.
- Mississippi lawmaker forms group to study why lottery would be bad for state. The Mississippi House Speaker has created a study group, the purpose of which is to study why a lottery would be bad for Mississippi.
- Editorial calls for revamp of Oregon Lottery governance. Following the sudden firing of the Oregon Lottery director, the editorial staff of the Register-Guard is calling for a new governance structure befitting a billion-dollar enterprise.
- $75,000 California Lottery winner leaves with only $75. The search is on for a lottery winner in California who walked away with a much smaller prize than he actually won.
- Connecticut Lottery launches 5 Card Cash. Starting Sunday, May 4, Connecticut Lottery players will have a new midday game to play featuring a playing card theme is proving to be very popular throughout North America.
- Tenn. Lottery uses other states' lotto numbers, headquarters flooded. The Tennessee Lottery closed its Nashville headquarters office Monday, due to flooding conditions.
- Tennessee Lottery shortfall requires reserves. The state of Tennessee probably will have to pull about $10 million from reserves to keep lottery scholarships fully funded this year, budget officials said after reporting a revenue shortfall last week.
- N.J. native wins $38M Calif. Lottery jackpot. A former New Jersey resident, who retired to California, followed his typical morning routine, but this time figured out that he had won $38 million in the California SuperLotto Plus drawing the night before.
- Powerball lottery jackpot growing quickly: $73 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $73 million, with a cash option of $32.6 million.
- Rising Gas Prices Not Helping Lottery Ticket Sales. Some believe the high price of gas is holding back lottery ticket sales in North Carolina.
- Wake County leading N.C. lottery sales. The North Carolina Education Lottery sold more than $100 million worth of lottery tickets in its first month of operation, and Wake County brought in more sales than any other county in the state.
- Texas Lottery audit finds security flaws. The Texas Lottery Commission needs to better enforce its computer system security policies and more effectively ensure that its main contractor is conducting background checks on its employees, according to a state auditor's report obtained Wednesday.
- Louisiana man claims $250,000 Lotto jackpot. A man from Houma has claimed the $250,000 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from the April 27th drawing, Louisiana Lottery Corp. officials said on Tuesday.
- Penn. couple collect $10.16 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A couple from Cranberry, Butler County, Pennsylvania received a check for $10.16 million from the state yesterday after winning the Powerball jackpot ticket drawn March 16.
- NY Court Of Appeals Rules Video Lottery Terminals Are Legal. New York's highest court has given the go-ahead for video lottery terminals.
- New machines bog down Colorado Lottery. The Colorado Lottery's switchover of computers has resulted in enormous problems, angry customers and long lines at checkout counters.
- Connecticut firefighter wins $2.6M. Litchfield, Conecticut resident James Lynch beat the odds when he became $2.6 million richer, winning the state's Classic Lottery jackpot on April 13.
- $2.5 million Illinois lottery ticket expires. A winning Illinois lottery ticket worth $2.5 million is now worthless because the one-year time limit to cash the ticket has passed.
- Student Loses $18,800 In Scam. An IUPUI student tricked into believing he had won an Internet sweepstakes lottery was bilked out of more than $18,000, campus police said.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$361.5 Million
May 4, 2016
- 2.$273 Million
May 7, 2019
- 3.$266 Million
May 4, 2010
- 4.$215 Million
May 5, 2018
- 4.$215 Million
May 5, 2020
- 6.$200 Million
May 5, 2000
- 7.$199 Million
May 4, 2019
- 8.$191 Million
May 4, 2013
- 9.$170 Million
May 5, 2004
- 10.€123 Million
May 8, 2009
- 11.€146.59 Million
May 4, 2019
- 12.$147 Million
May 6, 2017
- 13.$143 Million
May 4, 2018
- 14.$139 Million
May 7, 2013
- 15.$138 Million
May 6, 2016
- 16.$120 Million
May 6, 2008
- 17.$118 Million
May 4, 2012
- 18.$110 Million
May 5, 2015
- 19.€90 Million
May 10, 2019
- 20.€90 Million
May 8, 2015
- 21.€77 Million
May 7, 2010
- 22.$92 Million
May 6, 2009
- 22.$92 Million
May 6, 2014
- 24.$90 Million
May 4, 2001
- 25.€78.15 Million
May 5, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, May 4, 1987
33 years old
Saturday, May 4, 1985
35 years old
Friday, May 4, 1979
41 years old
Sunday, May 4, 1975
45 years old
Sunday, May 4, 1975
45 years old
Thursday, May 4, 1972
48 years old
Tuesday, May 4, 1971
49 years old
Sunday, May 4, 1969
51 years old
Saturday, May 4, 1968
52 years old
Monday, May 4, 1964
56 years old
Saturday, May 4, 1963
57 years old
Tuesday, May 4, 1954
66 years old
Tuesday, May 4, 1948
72 years old
Thursday, May 4, 1944
76 years old
Saturday, May 4, 1940
80 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Three people are killed and 62 injured in a pair of bombings on buses in Nairobi, Kenya.
- Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide EF5 tornado. It was the first-ever tornado to be rated as such with the new Enhanced Fujita scale.
- Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
- A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
- Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord, granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
- Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
- Iran-Contra affair: Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges; the convictions are later overturned on appeal.
- The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of Space Shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.
- Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
- Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- The South African Defence Force attacks a SWAPO base at Cassinga in southern Angola, killing about 600 people.
- The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
- Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: The Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the Cambodian Campaign of the United States and South Vietnam.
- American civil rights movement: The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.
- Malcolm Ross and Victor Prather attain a new altitude record for manned balloon flight ascending in the Strato-Lab V open gondola to 113,740 feet (34.67 km).
- The 1st Annual Grammy Awards are held.
- Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
- The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash.
- In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary; 5 people are killed in the riot.
- World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
- World War II: The German surrender at Lüneburg Heath includes all Wehrmacht units in the Netherlands, Denmark and northwest Germany.
- World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea begins with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese forces had invaded Tulagi the day before.
- In Atlanta, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
- The United Kingdom general strike begins.
- May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
- Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
- The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
- The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
- Haymarket affair: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd.
- The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- The Naval Battle of Hakodate is fought in Japan.
- Surrender of the Confederate departments of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana at Citronelle, Alabama.
- The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking Devon and Cornwall in England.
- Formation of Ancient Order of Hibernians
- Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
- King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
- Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is invaded and Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
- Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
- The Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
- Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.
- Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.
- Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales.
- Assassination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
- Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
- The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
Births On This Day
- Pelayo Roza, spanish sprint canoeist
- Abi Masatora, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Joseph Tapine, New Zealand rugby league player
- Jānis Bērziņš, Latvian basketball player
- Victor Oladipo, American basketball player
- Brianne Jenner, Canadian women's ice hockey player
- Irina Falconi, American tennis player
- Ryan Morgan, Australian rugby league player
- Duvashen Padayachee, Australian racing driver
- Andrea Torres, Filipino actress and model
- Dániel Gyurta, Hungarian swimmer
- Henna Lindholm, Finnish figure skater
- Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish golfer
- Aris Tatarounis, Greek basketball player
- James van Riemsdyk, American ice hockey player
- Radja Nainggolan, Belgian footballer
- Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish footballer
- Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer
- Devan Dubnyk, Canadian ice hockey player
- George Hill, American basketball player
- Ravi Bopara, English cricketer
- Anthony Fedorov, Ukrainian-born American singer and actor
- Fernandinho, Brazilian footballer
- Jamie Adenuga, English MC and rapper
- Manjural Islam Rana, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2007)
- Brad Maddox, American wrestler and referee
- Sarah Meier, Swiss figure skater
- Montell Owens, American football player
- Kevin Slowey, American baseball player
- Daniel Christian, Australian cricketer
- Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
- Robert Zwinkels, Dutch footballer
- Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer
- Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer
- Giorgos Tsiaras, Greek basketball player
- Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer
- Dallon Weekes, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey player
- Lance Bass, American singer, dancer, and producer
- Kristin Harmel, American journalist and author
- Marie Poissonnier, French pole vaulter
- Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan rugby player
- Erin Andrews, American sportscaster and journalist
- Igor Biscan, Croatian footballer
- Brett Burton, Australian footballer
- Vladimíra Uhlířová, Czech tennis player
- John Tripp, Canadian-German ice hockey player
- Ben Grieve, American baseball player
- Jason Michaels, American baseball player
- Indrek Visnapuu, Estonian basketball player and coach
- Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
- Tony McCoy, Northern Irish jockey and sportscaster
- Matthew Barnaby, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentinian footballer and coach
- John Madden, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Manny Aybar, Dominican baseball player
- Mike Dirnt, American bass player and songwriter
- Joe Borowski, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Miles Stewart, Australian triathlete
- Gregg Alexander, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Will Arnett, Canadian actor and producer
- Giovanni Mirabassi, Italian jazz musician
- Dawn Staley, American basketball player
- Paul Wiseman, New Zealand cricketer and coach
- Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
- Franz Resch, Austrian footballer and manager
- Kate Garraway, English journalist
- Ana Gasteyer, American actress and singer
- Jane McGrath, English-Australian activist, co-founded the McGrath Foundation (d. 2008)
- Silvia Costa, Cuban high jumper
- Jay Aston, English singer-songwriter and dancer
- Werner Faymann, Austrian politician, 28th Chancellor of Austria
- Valdemaras Chomičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
- Randy Travis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Bob Tway, American golfer
- Delbert Fowler, American football player
- Keith Haring, American painter (d. 1990)
- Jane Kennedy, English politician
- Caroline Spelman, English politician, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Jaak Huimerind, Estonian architect
- Kathy Kreiner, Canadian skier
- Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer
- Marijke Vos, Dutch educator and politician
- Michael L. Gernhardt, American astronaut and engineer
- David Guterson, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist
- Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player and coach
- Ryan Cayabyab, Filipino pianist, composer, and conductor
- Pia Zadora, American actress and singer
- Belinda Green, Australian beauty queen and 1972 Miss World
- Colin Bass, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
- Colleen Hanabusa, American lawyer and politician
- Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer
- Darryl Hunt, English bass player
- Graham Swift, English novelist and short story writer
- Alison Britton, English sculptor and educator
- Hurley Haywood, American racing driver
- King George Tupou V of Tonga, (d. 2012)
- John Bosley, Canadian businessman and politician, 31st Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons
- Ronald Sørensen, Dutch historian and politician
- Trivimi Velliste, Estonian politician, 17th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- John Barnard, English car designer
- Gary Bauer, American political activist
- John Watson, British race car driver
- Jan Mulder, Dutch footballer and journalist
- Steve Liebmann, Australian radio and television host
- Russi Taylor, American voice actress
- Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer (d. 1971)
- Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter and sculptor
- Prasanta Pattanaik, Indian economist and academic
- Nickolas Ashford, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2011)
- George Will, American journalist and author
- Robin Cook, American physician and author
- Peter Gregg, American racing driver and businessman (d. 1980)
- Neil Fox, English rugby player and coach
- Amos Oz, Israeli journalist and author
- Leon Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tyrone Davis, American blues and soul singer (d. 2005)
- Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican journalist, author, and critic (d. 2010)
- Gillian Tindall, English historian and author
- Ron Carter, American bassist and educator
- Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (d. 2019)
- Wim Verstappen, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- El Cordobés, Spanish bullfighter
- Med Hondo, Mauritanian filmmaker and actor
- J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (d. 2007)
- Harlon Hill, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
- Alexander MacAra, Scottish epidemiologist and academic (d. 2012)
- Jan Pesman, Dutch speed skater (d. 2014)
- Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor and educator (d. 2018)
- Thomas Stuttaford, English physician, journalist, and politician (d. 2018)
- Roberta Peters, American soprano (d. 2017)
- Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family; mother of Michael Jackson
- Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (d. 2015)
- Audrey Hepburn, Belgian-British actress and humanitarian (d. 1993)
- Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2006)
- Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet, translator, and publisher
- Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian air marshal and politician, 4th President of Egypt
- Betsy Rawls, American golfer
- Wolfgang von Trips, German race car driver (d. 1961)
- David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon, English politician
- Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 2015)
- Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman and philanthropist
- Stanley Biber, American soldier and physician (d. 2006)
- Ed Cassidy, American jazz and rock drummer (d. 2012)
- Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and producer (d. 1986)
- Eric Sykes, British actor and comedian (d. 2012)
- John Toner, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
- Paul-Émile Charbonneau, Canadian archbishop (d. 2014)
- Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (d. 2015)
- Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
- John van Kesteren, Dutch-American tenor and actor (d. 2008)
- Edo Murtić, Croatian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2005)
- Dory Funk, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1973)
- Basil Yamey, South African-English economist and academic
- Tom Mead, Australian journalist and politician (d. 2004)
- Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese soldier and politician, 64th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1993)
- Edward T. Cone, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
- Nick Joaquin, Filipino writer, journalist and historian (d. 2004)
- Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)
- Richard Proenneke, American soldier, carpenter, and meteorologist (d. 2003)
- Maedayama Eigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 39th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
- John Broome, American author (d. 1999)
- Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
- Evald Seepere, Estonian boxer (d. 1990)
- Wolrad Eberle, German decathlete (d. 1949)
- Lincoln Kirstein, American soldier and playwright, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1996)
- Walter Walsh, American target shooter and FBI agent (d. 2014)
- Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1987)
- Al Dexter, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
- Luther Adler, American actor (d. 1984)
- Paul Demel, Czech actor (d. 1951)
- Ronnie Aird, English cricketer and administrator (d. 1986)
- Cola Debrot, Dutch physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1981)
- Franklin Carmichael, Canadian painter (d. 1945)
- Francis Spellman, American cardinal (d. 1967)
- Andrew Dasburg, French-American painter (d. 1979)
- Richard Baggallay, English army officer and cricketer (d. 1975)
- Wang Jingwei, Chinese politician (d. 1944)
- Alice Liddell, English model (d. 1934)
- Thomas Dewing, American painter (d. 1938)
- John Hanning Speke, English soldier and explorer (d. 1864)
- Frederic Edwin Church, American painter (d. 1900)
- Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, anatomist, and academic (d. 1895)
- Augustus Le Plongeon, English-American historian, photographer, and academic (d. 1908)
- Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Canadian physician and politician, 3rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1915)
- Julia Gardiner Tyler, American wife of John Tyler, 11th First Lady of the United States (d. 1889)
- John Whiteaker, American soldier, judge, and politician, 1st Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)
- Horace Mann, American educator and politician (d. 1859)
- William Pennington, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of New Jersey, 23rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1862)
- William H. Prescott, American historian and scholar (d. 1859)
- Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)
- François Gérard, French painter (d. 1837)
- Tyagaraja, Indian composer (d. 1847)
- Manuel Tolsá, Spanish sculptor and first director of the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City (d. 1816)
- John Brooks, American soldier and politician, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
- Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (d. 1799)
- Richard Graves, English minister and author (d. 1804)
- Françoise-Marie de Bourbon, French noblewoman (d.1749)
- Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker, invented the piano (d. 1731)
- Chhatrasal, Indian ruler (d. 1731)
- Katherine Ferrers, English aristocrat and heiress (d. 1660)
- Alice Spencer, English noblewoman (d. 1637)
- Henry I, king of France (d. 1060)
- Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1088)
Deaths On This Day
- Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Burundian politician (b. 1946)
- William Bast, American screenwriter and author (b. 1931)
- Ellen Albertini Dow, American actress (b. 1913)
- Marv Hubbard, American football player (b. 1946)
- Dick Ayers, American author and illustrator (b. 1924)
- Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (b. 1983)
- Edgar Cortright, American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)
- Helga Königsdorf, German physicist and author (b. 1938)
- Ross Lonsberry, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1947)
- Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1948)
- Otis R. Bowen, American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (b. 1918)
- Christian de Duve, English-Belgian cytologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
- Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (b. 1948)
- Mario Machado, Chinese-American journalist and actor (b. 1935)
- Morgan Morgan-Giles, English admiral and politician (b. 1914)
- César Portillo de la Luz, Cuban guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
- Mort Lindsey, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1923)
- Bob Stewart, American television producer, founded Stewart Tele Enterprises (b. 1920)
- Adam Yauch, American rapper and director (b. 1964)
- Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian footballer (b. 1963)
- Sammy McCrory, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1924)
- Dom DeLuise, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1933)
- Fred Baur, American chemist and founder of Pringles (b. 1918)
- David Hackworth, American colonel and journalist (b. 1930)
- David Reimer, Canadian victim of a botched circumcision and transgender reassignment surgery (b. 1965)
- Bonnie Lee Bakley, American model, wife of Robert Blake (b. 1956)
- Hendrik Casimir, Dutch physicist and academic (b. 1909)
- Connie Wisniewski, American baseball player (b. 1922)
- France Štiglic, Slovenian film director and screenwriter (b. 1919)
- Gregor Mackenzie, Scottish politician (b. 1927)
- Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer-songwriter and mandolin player (b. 1902)
- Emily Remler, American guitarist (b. 1957)
- Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (b. 1891)
- Paul Butterfield, American singer and harmonica player (b. 1942)
- Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)
- Fikri Sönmez, Turkish tailor and politician (b. 1938)
- Clarence Wiseman, English-Canadian 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
- Diana Dors, English actress (b. 1931)
- Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1911)
- C. Loganathan, Sri Lankan banker (b. 1913)
- Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav field marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)
- Frank Strahan, Australian public servant (b. 1886)
- Moe Howard, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1897)
- Jane Bowles, American author and playwright (b. 1917)
- Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
- Osbert Sitwell, English-Italian author and poet (b. 1892)
- Karl Robert Pusta, Estonian politician, 4th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
- George Enescu, Romanian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1881)
- Alexandre Pharamond, French rugby player (b. 1876)
- Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (b. 1880)
- Chris McKivat, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1880)
- Kanō Jigorō, Japanese founder of judo (b. 1860)
- Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
- E. Nesbit, English author and poet (b. 1858)
- Ralph McKittrick, American golfer and tennis player (b. 1877)
- Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (b. 1888)
- Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak general and politician (b. 1880)
- Ned Daly, Irish rebel commander (Easter Rising) (b. 1891)
- John Murray, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Victoria (b. 1851)
- Joseph Plunkett, Irish rebel and writer (b. 1887)
- Willie Pearse, Irish rebel (b. 1891)
- Gotse Delchev, Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary IMRO (b. 1872)
- John Jones Ross, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (b. 1831)
- Edward Clark, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
- Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1771)
- Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (b. 1773)
- Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784)
- Joseph Joubert, French author (b. 1754)
- Samuel Dexter, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of War, 3rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1761)
- Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776)
- Tipu, ruler of Mysore (b. 1750)
- Matthew Tilghman, American politician (b. 1718)
- Jacques Saly, French painter and sculptor (b. 1717)
- Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Prussian nobleman (b. 1714)
- Eustace Budgell, English journalist and politician (b. 1686)
- James Thornhill, English painter and politician (b. 1675)
- Louis Antoine de Noailles, French cardinal (b. 1651)
- John Nevison, English criminal (b. 1639)
- Isaac Barrow, English mathematician and theologian (b. 1630)
- Arthur Lake, English bishop and scholar (b. 1569)
- Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish priest and mathematician (b. 1561)
- Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (b. 1522)
- Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer (b. 1533)
- Pierre Viret, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1511)
- Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)
- Lelio Sozzini, Italian Protestant theologian (b. 1525)
- John Houghton, Carthusian monk and saint
- Lorenzo de' Medici, duke of Urbino (b. 1492)
- Husayn Mirza Bayqara, Timurid ruler of Herat (b. 1438)
- George Neville, Duke of Bedford (b. 1457)
- Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, son and heir of Henry VI of England (b. 1453)
- Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset (b. 1438)
- Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish rebel leader
- Coluccio Salutati, chancellor of Florence (b. 1331)
- Gotthard of Hildesheim, German bishop (b. 960)
- Herman II, duke of Swabia
- Arbeo, bishop of Freising
- Venerius, archbishop of Milan