On This Day in History: May 5
May 5 is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 240 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Louisiana public education takes a toll from decreased lottery proceeds. With lower game participation levels amidst the nationwide COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, it is no surprise that state lottery revenues have taken a hit. Yesterday, Louisiana lottery officials announced that this would affect the proceeds used to help pay for K-12 public education.
- Country House declared Kentucky Derby winner after Maximum Security disqualified. Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, 65-1 shot Country House was declared the winner.
- $415 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover. Just four months after people from every country went into frenzy trying to find creative ways to buy tickets for the biggest jackpot the world had ever seen, Powerball is back with another top-10 jackpot that can deliver multi-generational wealth.
- GOP proposal would open door to lottery, casinos in Alabama. Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican from Birmingham, introduced a draft bill that would create a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in Alabama, authorizing a lottery, casino gambling and expanded Indian gaming.
- $222 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $222 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Florida Lottery draws raffle winning numbers. This afternoon the Florida Lottery conducted its eighth raffle drawing, but its first using a new lower-cost and lower top prize format.
- Simon Cowell still buys lottery tickets. Simon Cowell says that he still plays the National Lottery in spite of his reported £200 million (US$330 million) fortune.
- California Lottery cancels 'Millionaire' TV show. California Lottery officials are canceling the lottery's weekly "Make Me a Millionaire" game, citing poor ratings. The last episode is July 3.
- One Calif. lottery ticket wins $266M Mega Millions jackpot. A single ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night's $266 million Mega Millions drawing, but unless you bought your ticket in California, you can keep on dreaming.
- Elderly $144M Powerball lottery winner shows right way to claim jackpot. The winner of a $144 million Powerball jackpot has finally stepped forward, nearly three weeks after the lottery drawing, demonstrating one of the best ways for a lottery player to claim a big prize.
- Minn. Lottery office hears from $180M Powerball winner. Officials at the Minnesota State Lottery headquarters said today they have heard from someone who claims to be holding the winning Powerball ticket from Saturday's drawing that's worth $180.1 million.
- $1 Quick Pick nets lottery riches. Kenneth Parsons, 59, of Live Oak, Florida, last week turned in the winning Mega Money ticket at the Florida Lottery's Tallahassee headquarters.
- Powerball $170 Million Drawing Tonight. Players around world are waiting for the numbers to be drawn in the $170 million Powerball drawing, which takes place tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $66 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $66 million Wednesday when none of the tickets sold for Tuesday night's $55 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
- S.C. lottery to hold $1 million second-chance drawing. This fall, the South Carolina Education Lottery will give away $1 million in a drawing of losing instant game tickets.
- Verizon Network Failure Halts Penn. Lottery Sales. Verizon, the telecommunications provider for the Pennsylvania Lottery, experienced a network failure in Central Pennsylvania around lunchtime Tuesday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$429.6 Million
May 7, 2016
- 2.$370 Million
May 7, 2021
- 3.$273 Million
May 7, 2019
- 4.$222 Million
May 8, 2013
- 5.$215 Million
May 5, 2018
- 5.$215 Million
May 8, 2019
- 5.$215 Million
May 5, 2020
- 8.$200 Million
May 5, 2000
- 9.€148.43 Million
May 6, 2021
- 10.$170 Million
May 5, 2004
- 11.€123 Million
May 8, 2009
- 12.€147.85 Million
May 7, 2019
- 13.$147 Million
May 6, 2017
- 14.$143.6 Million
May 5, 2021
- 15.$139 Million
May 7, 2013
- 16.$138 Million
May 6, 2016
- 17.$120 Million
May 6, 2008
- 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.$96 Million
May 8, 2007
- 23.$92 Million
May 6, 2009
- 23.$92 Million
May 6, 2014
- 25.€78.15 Million
May 5, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, May 5, 2005
16 years old
Friday, May 5, 1995
26 years old
Saturday, May 5, 1990
31 years old
Friday, May 5, 1989
32 years old
Tuesday, May 5, 1987
34 years old
Sunday, May 5, 1985
36 years old
Friday, May 5, 1978
43 years old
Wednesday, May 5, 1976
45 years old
Tuesday, May 5, 1953
68 years old
Friday, May 5, 1950
71 years old
Friday, May 5, 1933
88 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN to stop the operations of its free TV and radio stations one day after their 25-year congressional franchise was expired.
- A Russian jet plane burst into flames while attempting an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow killing at least 41 people.
- Eleven people are missing after a Chinese cargo ship collides with a Marshall Islands registered container ship off the coast of Hong Kong.
- Twenty-two people die after two boats carrying refugees collide in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece.
- Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek government-debt crisis.
- Kenya Airways Flight 507 crashes after takeoff from Douala International Airport in Douala, Cameroon, killing all 114 aboard, making it the deadliest aircraft disaster in Cameroon.
- The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.
- A Peruvian Air Force Boeing 737 operating for Occidental Petroleum crashes on approach to Alférez FAP Alfredo Vladimir Sara Bauer Airport in Andoas, Peru, killing 75 people.
- The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
- American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
- Three eight-year-old boys are murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas, ultimately leading to the conviction of the West Memphis Three.
- Armand Césari Stadium disaster in Bastia (Corsica): Eighteen people are killed and 2,300 are injured when one of the terraces collapses before a football match between SC Bastia and Olympique de Marseille.
- A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
- Iran-Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
- Ronald Reagan visits the military cemetery at Bitburg and the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where he makes a speech.
- Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.
- Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
- Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:592⁄5, an as-yet unbeaten record.
- Alitalia Flight 112 crashes into Mount Longa near Palermo, Sicily, killing all 115 aboard, making it the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy.
- The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
- Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.
- The General Treaty, by which France, Britain and the United States recognize the sovereignty of West Germany, comes into effect.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej is crowned as King of Thailand.
- The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- World War II: The German surrender at Lüneburg Heath becomes effective, encompassing all German armed forces opposing the 21st Army Group in northwestern Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands.
- World War II: Dönitz gives Löhr permission to seek an armistice with the Western Allies to preserve a communist free Austria and recognising first, from a German standpoint, the separation of Austria from Germany undoing the Anschluss.
- World War II: The Prague uprising begins as an attempt by the Czech resistance to free the city from German occupation.
- World War II: A Fu-Go balloon bomb launched by the Japanese Army kills six people near Bly, Oregon.
- World War II: Battle of Castle Itter, the only battle in which American and German troops fought cooperatively.
- Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
- World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London.
- World War II: Norwegian Campaign: Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to German forces after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.
- Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- The 1930 Bago earthquake, the former of two major earthquakes in southern Burma kills over 550 in Yangon and Bago.
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf is first published.
- Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
- Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
- Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
- The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.
- Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
- The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
- The Bay View massacre: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, killing seven.
- American Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
- Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
- American Civil War: The Confederate District of the Gulf surrenders about 4,000 men at Citronelle, Alabama.
- American Civil War: The Confederate government was declared dissolved at Washington, Georgia.
- American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County.
- Cinco de Mayo: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
- The first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
- Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
- Peninsular War: In the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, the British-Portuguese Army repels an attempt by the French Army of Portugal to relieve the besieged city of Almeida.
- Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
- The Swiss canton of Aargau allows citizenship to Jews.
- In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614.
- Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
- In preparation for the Franco-Dutch War, Louis XIV of France personally inspects his troops at Charleroi in one of the most magnificent displays of military power in the seventeenth century.
- Cromwell's Act of Grace, aimed at reconciliation with the Scots, proclaimed in Edinburgh.
- King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
- Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
- Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
- Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England - part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
- The Second Council of Constantinople begins.
Births On This Day
- Nathan Chen, American figure skater
- Justin Kluivert, Dutch footballer
- Aryna Sabalenka, Belarusian tennis player
- Celeste, English singer
- Loïck Landre, French footballer
- Xenofon Fetsis, Greek footballer
- Raúl Jiménez, Mexican footballer
- Chris Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
- Adele, English singer-songwriter
- Mervyn Westfield, English cricketer
- Graham Dorrans, Scottish footballer
- Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress and singer
- Marcos Rogério Oliveira Duarte, Brazilian footballer
- Emanuele Giaccherini, Italian footballer
- Tsepo Masilela, South African footballer
- P. J. Tucker, American basketball player
- Terrence Wheatley, American football player
- Johanna Hedva, Korean-American artist and genderqueer activist
- Wade MacNeil, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Christian Valdez, Mexican footballer
- James Anyon, English cricketer
- Henry Cavill, English actor
- Mabel Gay, Cuban triple jumper
- Annie Villeneuve, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Scott Ware, American football player
- Ferrie Bodde, Dutch footballer
- Wouter D'Haene, Belgian sprinter
- Randall Gay, American football player
- Corey Parker, Australian rugby league footballer
- Craig David, English singer-songwriter, musician and producer
- Danielle Fishel, American actress
- Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer
- Hank Green, American entrepreneur, educator, and vlogger
- DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
- Vincent Kartheiser, American actor
- Morgan Pehme, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Dieter Brummer, Australian actor
- Jean-François Dumoulin, Canadian race car driver
- Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
- Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentinian footballer and sportscaster
- Meb Keflezighi, American runner
- James Cracknell, English rower
- Žigmund Pálffy, Slovakian ice hockey player
- Mikael Renberg, Swedish ice hockey player
- Harold Miner, American basketball player
- Mike Redmond, American baseball player and manager
- Kyan Douglas, American television host and author
- Todd Newton, American game show host
- Pieter Muller, South African rugby player
- Adam Hughes, American author and illustrator
- Alexis Sinduhije, Burundian journalist and politician
- Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer
- Sergei Stanishev, Bulgarian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
- Josh Weinstein, American screenwriter and producer
- Glenn Seton, Australian race car driver
- Jean-François Copé, French politician, French Minister of Budget
- Heike Henkel, German high jumper
- Don Payne, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- Minami Takayama, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Efrat Mishori, Israeli poet and filmmaker
- James LaBrie, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Simon Rimmer, English chef and author
- Scott Westerfeld, American author and composer
- Kaoru Wada, Japanese composer and conductor
- Marg Downey, Australian actress
- Hiroshi Hase, Japanese wrestler and politician
- Rob Williams, American basketball player (d. 2014)
- Doug Hawkins, Australian footballer and sportscaster
- Bobby Ellsworth, American singer and bass player
- Ian McCulloch, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Steve Stevens, American guitarist and songwriter
- Brian Williams, American journalist
- Ron Arad, Israeli colonel and pilot (d. 1986)
- Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian footballer and sportscaster
- Vanessa Downing, Australian actress
- Jack Wishna, American businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (d. 2012)
- Richard E. Grant, Swazi-English actor, director, and screenwriter
- Peter Howitt, English actor, director, and screenwriter
- Aad van Mil, Dutch water polo player
- Steve Scott, American runner and coach
- Jon Butcher, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and freelance multimedia producer
- Ed Lee, American politician and attorney, 43rd Mayor of San Francisco (d. 2017)
- Jorge Llopart, Spanish race walker
- Willem Witteveen, Dutch scholar and politician (d. 2014)
- Rudolf Finsterer, German rugby player and coach
- Toomas Vilosius, Estonian physician and politician, 2nd Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia
- Rex Caldwell, American golfer
- Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer
- Eppie Bleeker, Dutch speed skater
- Bella van der Spiegel-Hage, Dutch cyclist
- Bill Ward, English drummer and songwriter
- Jim Kelly, American actor, athlete, and martial artist
- Aydın Menderes, Turkish politician (d. 2011)
- Kurt Loder, American journalist, author, and critic
- Dianne Willcocks, English sociologist and academic
- Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
- John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor and screenwriter
- Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor and director (d. 2015)
- Michael Palin, English actor and screenwriter
- Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish journalist and author
- István Bujtor, Hungarian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- Jean Corston, Baroness Corston, English lawyer and politician
- Hugh Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon, English politician (d. 2015)
- Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
- Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
- Lance Henriksen, American actor
- Michael Lindsay-Hogg, American director and producer
- Ray Gosling, English journalist, author, and activist (d. 2013)
- Michael Murphy, American actor
- Barbara Wagner, Canadian figure skater and coach
- Delia Derbyshire, English musician, arranger and composer (d. 2001)
- Sandy Baron, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)
- Patrick Gowers, English composer and educator (d. 2014)
- Ervin Lázár, Hungarian author (d. 2006)
- Eddie Linden, Scottish poet and magazine editor
- Bernard Pivot, French journalist, talk show host, and producer
- Robert Rehme, American film producer
- Henri Konan Bédié, Ivorian politician, 2nd President of Côte d'Ivoire
- Victor Garland, Australian accountant and politician, 26th Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs
- Igor Kashkarov, Russian high jumper
- Collie Smith, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1959)
- Stan Goldberg, American illustrator (d. 2014)
- Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsled racer (d. 2002)
- Greg, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1999)
- Hans Abramson, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Ilene Woods, American actress (d. 2010)
- Pat Carroll, American actress
- Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (d. 1978)
- William C. Campbell, American golfer (d. 2013)
- James Gilbert, Scottish television producer and director (d. 2016)
- Cathleen Synge Morawetz, Canadian mathematician (d. 2017)
- Richard Wollheim, English philosopher and academic (d. 2003)
- Irene Gut Opdyke, Polish nurse and humanitarian (d. 2003)
- Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
- Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, 169th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1999)
- Egidio Galea, Maltese Roman Catholic priest (d. 2005)
- Pío Leyva, Cuban singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
- Zail Singh, Indian politician, 7th President of India (d. 1994)
- Alice Faye, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
- Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
- Duane Carter, American race car driver (d. 1993)
- Gilles Grangier, French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Andor Lilienthal, Russian-Hungarian chess player (d. 2010)
- Pritilata Waddedar, Indian educator and activist (d. 1932)
- Leo Lionni, American author and illustrator (d. 1999)
- Miklós Radnóti, Hungarian poet and author (d. 1944)
- Kurt Böhme, German opera singer (d. 1989)
- Daryna Dmytrivna Polotniuk, Bukovinian (Ukrainian) journalist and author (d. 1982)
- Charles Exbrayat, French author and screenwriter (d. 1989)
- Floyd Gottfredson, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
- James Beard, American chef and author (d. 1985)
- Helen Redfield, American geneticist (d. 1988)
- Freeman Gosden, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- Elsie Eaves, American engineer (d. 1983)
- Blind Willie McTell, American Piedmont blues singer and guitar player (d. 1959)
- Dorothy Garrod, British archaeologist (d. 1968)
- Christopher Morley, American journalist and author (d. 1957)
- Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer and soldier (d. 1973)
- Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1941)
- Kingsley Fairbridge, South African-Australian scholar and politician (d. 1924)
- Chief Bender, American baseball player and coach (d. 1954)
- Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, English general and politician, 43rd Governor-General of India (d. 1950)
- Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler, American mathematician (d. 1966)
- Sylvia Pankhurst, English women's suffrage movement leader and socialist activist (d. 1960)
- Thomas Bavin, New Zealand-Australian politician, 24th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1941)
- Fabián de la Rosa, Filipino painter and educator (d. 1937)
- Hans Pfitzner, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
- Thomas B. Thrige, Danish businessman (d. 1938)
- Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (d. 1943)
- Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (d. 1922)
- Charles B. Hanford, American Shakespearean actor (d. 1926)
- John L. Leal, American physician (d. 1914)
- Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
- William George Beers, Canadian dentist and patriot (d. 1900)
- Viktor Hartmann, Russian painter and architect (d. 1873)
- Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer and academic (d. 1905)
- Hubert Howe Bancroft, American ethnologist and historian (d. 1918)
- John Batterson Stetson, American businessman, founded the John B. Stetson Company (d. 1906)
- Eugénie de Montijo, French wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
- Karl Marx, German philosopher, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1883)
- Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and author (d. 1855)
- Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (d. 1864)
- Robert Craufurd, Scottish general and politician (d. 1812)
- Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French pianist and composer (d. 1794)
- Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
- Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, French wife of Adrien Maurice de Noailles (d. 1739)
- John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1628)
- Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (d. 1623)
- Gabriel, comte de Montgomery, French nobleman (d. 1574)
- Stanislaus Hosius, Polish cardinal (d. 1579)
- Guru Amar Das, Indian 3rd Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
- Rupert of Germany, Count Palatine of the Rhine (d. 1410)
- Preczlaw of Pogarell, Cardinal and Bishop of Wrocław (d. 1376)
- Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena (d. 1322)
- Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
Deaths On This Day
- Binyamin Elon, Israeli Orthodox rabbi and politician (b. 1954)
- Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Mauritanian politician (b. 1953)
- Jobst Brandt, American cyclist, engineer, and author (b. 1935)
- Hans Jansen, Dutch linguist, academic, and politician (b. 1942)
- Michael Otedola, Nigerian journalist and politician, 9th Governor of Lagos State (b. 1926)
- Sarah Kirsch, German poet and author (b. 1935)
- Robert Ressler, American FBI agent and author (b. 1937)
- Surendranath, Indian cricketer (b. 1937)
- Carl Johan Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg (b. 1916)
- Aatos Erkko, Finnish journalist and publisher (b. 1932)
- George Knobel, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1922)
- Roy Padayachie, South African lawyer and politician, South African Minister of Communications (b. 1950)
- Claude Choules, English-Australian soldier (b. 1901)
- Yosef Merimovich, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1924)
- Dana Wynter, British actress (b. 1931)
- Giulietta Simionato, Italian soprano (b. 1910)
- Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Nigerian academic and politician, 13th President of Nigeria (b. 1951)
- Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (b. 1917)
- Jerry Wallace, American singer and guitarist (b. 1928)
- Theodore Harold Maiman, American-Canadian physicist and engineer, created the laser (b. 1927)
- Naushad Ali, Indian composer and producer (b. 1919)
- Atıf Yılmaz, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
- Sam Bockarie, Sierra Leonean commander (b. 1964)
- Walter Sisulu, South African activist and politician (b. 1912)
- Hugo Banzer, Bolivian general and politician, 62nd President of Bolivia (b. 1926)
- Paul Wilbur Klipsch, American engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (b. 1904)
- George Sidney, American director and producer (b. 1916)
- Morris Graves, American painter and educator (b. 1910)
- Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, created CliffsNotes (b. 1918)
- Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
- Bill Musselman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)
- Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player and coach (b. 1911)
- Mário Quintana, Brazilian poet and translator (b. 1906)
- Irving Howe, American literary and social critic (b. 1920)
- Michael Shaara, American author and academic (b. 1928)
- Donald Bailey, English engineer, designed the Bailey bridge (b. 1901)
- Horst Schumann, German physician (b. 1901)
- John Williams, English-American actor (b. 1903)
- Bobby Sands, PIRA volunteer and hunger striker (b. 1954)
- Ludwig Erhard, German economist and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897)
- Zekai Özger, Turkish poet and academic (b. 1948)
- Violet Jessop, Argentinean-English nurse (b. 1887)
- Nikos Gounaris, Greek tenor and composer (b. 1915)
- John Waters, American director and screenwriter (b. 1893)
- Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (b. 1889)
- Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentinian academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
- Leopold Löwenheim, German mathematician and logician (b. 1878)
- Ty LaForest, Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1917)
- Qemal Stafa, Albanian politician (b. 1920)
- Platon of Banja Luka, Serbian Orthodox bishop (b. 1874)
- Glen Kidston, English pilot and race car driver (b. 1899)
- A. Sabapathy, Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1853)
- Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrian journalist and publicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
- John MacBride, Irish soldier and rebel (b. 1865)
- Maurice Raoul-Duval, French polo player (b. 1866)
- Henry Moret, French painter (b. 1856)
- Şeker Ahmed Pasha, Turkish soldier and painter (b. 1841)
- Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (b. 1836)
- Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
- August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist and academic (b. 1818)
- John O'Shanassy, Irish-Australian politician, 2nd Premier of Victoria (b. 1818)
- Jean-Charles Prince, Canadian bishop (b. 1804)
- Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (b. 1805)
- Sir Robert Inglis, 2nd Baronet, English politician (b. 1786)
- Sophia Campbell, English-Australian painter (b. 1777)
- Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (b. 1750)
- Napoleon, French general and emperor (b. 1769)
- Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist and philosopher (b. 1757)
- Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
- Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English politician (b. 1720)
- Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1640)
- Angelo Italia, Italian architect (b. 1628)
- Samuel Cooper, English painter and linguist (b. 1609)
- Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, English general and politician, Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom (b. 1602)
- Henry Sidney, Irish politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
- Charlotte of Bourbon, Princess consort of Orange, married to William I of Orange (b. 1547)
- Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (b. 1463)
- Francesco Bussone da Carmagnola, Italian adventurer
- Saint Philotheos, Coptic martyr
- Prince Tsunenaga, son of the Japanese Emperor (b. 1324)
- Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of King Edward I of England (b. 1282)
- Charles II of Naples (b. 1254)
- Constantine Palaiologos, Byzantine general (b. 1261)
- Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent, English justiciar (b. c. 1160)
- Casimir II the Just, Polish son of Bolesław III Wrymouth (b. 1138)
- Gerontius, Archbishop of Milan