On This Day in History: May 6
May 6 is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 239 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts Lottery processes first mobile ticket prize. The Massachusetts Lottery announced yesterday that it processed a remote prize claim through its mobile app for the very first time.
- Australian man wins lotto jackpot twice. A Melbourne, Australia, man is busy counting more than $46 million after he won the top prize in Oz Lotto — twice.
- British Columbia Lottery wants to upgrade computerized drawing system. Canada's British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) in order to expand and improve its ability to conduct computerized lottery drawings.
- Maryland Mega Millions jackpot winner claims prize. The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot prize in Maryland history was quietly claimed late last week.
- Single mother's simple error earns her $14 million lottery prize. A California single mother of four is thanking her lucky stars after mistakenly slipping an extra dollar into the self-service Lotto machine at her local CVS store in Mission Viejo.
- Woman accuses son of taking $51 million lottery ticket. A California woman has sued her son and accused him of making off with her $51 million Mega Millions lottery ticket, and then racking up expenses on houses, cars, and cash gifts.
- Florida woman mistaken for lottery winner. A Florida woman says people are mistaking her for a $2 million Florida Lottery scratch-off game winner who shares a similar name.
- Siblings each score lottery jackpots two years apart. Just two years after her wealthy businessman brother won $1 million a year for life in the lottery, Manhattan party planner Cindy Altunis has scored a $1 million jackpot -- with a ticket bought at the same gas station where her brother got his.
- L.A. TV employee wins $266M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. An employee of a Los Angeles TV station is the sole winner of the $266 million Mega Millions ticket in Tuesday's multi-state drawing.
- Minnesota couple claims $180 million Powerball jackpot. Sue and Paul Rosenau are the winners of the largest lottery prize ever -- the $180.1 million Powerball -- in Minnesota. The couple said they won the jackpot exactly five years after the death of their 2-year-old granddaughter. Sue Rosenau said they must have an angel.
- Iowa lottery offering receipts. Players who buy lottery or scratch tickets in Iowa now can receive a receipt, a move designed to enhance players' security.
- Lawsuit claims NY state is ripping off lottery customers. A lawsuit claims the New York State Division of Lottery is tricking people into playing its Take Five lottery game by exaggerating the likelihood of winning.
- Minnesota couple to claim $180M Powerball lottery jackpot. A middle-aged couple from Waseca County in southern Minnesota is expected to come forward today and claim the largest Powerball prize ever won in the state.
- Record China Lottery winner collects prize in disguise. The Chinese lottery player who won the highest sports lottery, 82.34 million yuan (US $11.76 million), in China's lottery history collected his prize on Sunday under police guard.
- $10 Million Florida Lottery Jackpot Still Unclaimed. If the owner of a Florida Lotto ticket worth $10 million doesn't claim the winnings by midnight on June 30, the ticket won't be worth a nickel.
- Tonight's Tenn. Lotto 5 Jackpot: $1 Million. Excitement is building in Tennessee about the state's first million-dollar jackpot drawing.
- Texas legislature defeats Internet lottery bill. An Internet search for "online gambling" netted 9 million hits Wednesday, but Texas House members nixed hopes that one of those might lead to the Texas Lottery.
- 'Prize closet' for Illinois Lottery employees discovered. The Illinois Lottery solicited donations of MP3 players, airline ticket vouchers, video game systems and other goodies from radio and television stations it advertised with, then used the items to create a "prize closet" for lottery employees, a state audit revealed on Wednesday.
- Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $205 Million. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $205 million, with a cash option of $107.3 million.
- Tennessee Lottery may run short on scholarship funds in 2006. Tennessee's lottery could be short of money to fund college scholarships within a couple of years if current projections of lottery revenue are correct, an analysis by the state treasurer has found.
- Four of 16 Lottery-Winning Lunch Ladies Have Left Kitchen. Four of the 16 Holdingford, Minnesota school employees who won half of a $190 million Powerball jackpot in October have left the school.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$429.6 Million
May 7, 2016
- 2.$370 Million
May 7, 2021
- 3.$363 Million
May 9, 2000
- 4.$273 Million
May 7, 2019
- 5.$233 Million
May 9, 2018
- 6.$231 Million
May 8, 2020
- 7.$222 Million
May 8, 2013
- 8.$215 Million
May 8, 2019
- 9.$212 Million
May 8, 2004
- 10.€148.43 Million
May 6, 2021
- 11.€123 Million
May 8, 2009
- 12.€147.85 Million
May 7, 2019
- 13.$155.9 Million
May 8, 2021
- 14.$147 Million
May 6, 2017
- 15.$139 Million
May 7, 2013
- 16.$138 Million
May 6, 2016
- 17.$126 Million
May 8, 2015
- 18.$120 Million
May 6, 2008
- 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.€79.2 Million
May 7, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, May 6, 1982
39 years old
Wednesday, May 6, 1981
40 years old
Thursday, May 6, 1971
50 years old
Friday, May 6, 1966
55 years old
Wednesday, May 6, 1964
57 years old
Wednesday, May 6, 1964
57 years old
Monday, May 6, 1957
64 years old
Monday, May 6, 1957
64 years old
Wednesday, May 6, 1953
68 years old
Saturday, May 6, 1950
71 years old
Thursday, May 6, 1948
73 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Three women, kidnapped and missing for more than a decade, are found alive in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.
- In just 36 minutes, the Dow-Jones average plunged nearly 1000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.
- Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated following a radio-interview at the Mediapark in Hilversum.
- During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
- The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
- Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.
- Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. unveils the first iMac.
- The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
- The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
- Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
- All thirty-six passengers and crew were killed when Widerøe Flight 710 crashed into Mt. Torghatten in Brønnøy.
- One hundred three Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul.
- The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by new experts.
- The 6.5 Mw Friuli earthquake affected Northern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 900-978 dead and 1,700-2,400 injured.
- During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut for the 60th anniversary commemorations of the Armenian Genocide.
- Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
- Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England.
- More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
- Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
- EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.
- World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
- World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
- World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
- At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
- The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
- John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
- Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
- New Deal: Under the authority of the newly-enacted Federal Emergency Relief Administration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 7034 to create the Works Progress Administration.
- The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.
- Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.
- Vietnamese Emperor Duy Tân is captured while calling upon the people to rise up against the French, and is later deposed and exiled to Réunion island.
- Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.
- George V becomes King of Great Britain, Ireland, and many overseas territories, on the death of his father, Edward VII.
- The Russian Constitution of 1906 is adopted (on April 23 by the Julian calendar).
- The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
- Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed to death by Fenian assassins in Phoenix Park, Dublin.
- The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
- Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia.
- American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
- The East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British in the lead up to the War of Indian Independence.
- The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
- Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
- Construction begins on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
- Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.
- The end of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (1740-1757).
- English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
- Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
- English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
- Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
- The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish.
- King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.
- Spanish and German troops sack Rome; many scholars consider this the end of the Renaissance.
Births On This Day
- Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, British royal
- Duncan Scott, Scottish swimmer
- Mateo Kovačić, Austrian-Croatian footballer
- Gustavo Gómez, Paraguayan footballer
- Brendan Gallagher, Canadian ice hockey player
- Byun Baekhyun, South Korean musician and actor
- Jonas Valančiūnas, Lithuanian professional basketball player
- José Altuve, Venezuelan baseball player
- Dominika Cibulková, Slovak tennis player
- Jesse Hughes, Canadian DJ and producer
- Ryan Anderson, American basketball player
- Dakota Kai, New Zealander profesional wrestler
- Dries Mertens, Belgian footballer
- Meek Mill, American rapper
- Adrienne Warren, American actress
- Goran Dragic, Slovenian basketball player
- Chris Paul, American basketball player
- Anton Babchuk, Ukrainian ice hockey player
- Juan Pablo Carrizo, Argentinian footballer
- Dani Alves, Brazilian footballer
- Ingrid Jonach, Australian author
- Doron Perkins, American basketball player
- Gabourey Sidibe, American actress
- Trinley Thaye Dorje, Tibetan religious leader, the 17th Karmapa Lama
- Fredrik Sjöström, Swedish ice hockey player
- Jason Witten, American football player
- Brooke Bennett, American swimmer
- Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek professional basketball player
- Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
- Matthew Whiley, English cricketer
- Gerd Kanter, Estonian discus thrower
- Jan Erik Mikalsen, Norwegian composer
- Jon Montgomery, Canadian skeleton racer and television host
- John Abraham, American football player
- Tony Estanguet, French slalom canoeist
- Fredrick Federley, Swedish journalist and politician
- Alexandr Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder
- Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist
- Marc Chouinard, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player and coach
- Chantelle Newbery, Australian diver
- Dean Chandler, English footballer
- Iván de la Peña, Spanish footballer
- Alan Richardson, English cricketer and coach
- Bernard Barmasai, Kenyan runner
- Daniela Bártová, Czech pole vaulter and gymnast
- Martin Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player
- Naoko Takahashi, Japanese runner
- Chris Shiflett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
- Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
- Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- Worku Bikila, Ethiopian runner
- Lætitia Sadier, French singer and keyboard player
- Leslie Hope, Canadian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Alessandra Ferri, Italian ballerina
- Tom Brake, English politician
- Brad Izzard, Australian rugby league player
- Oleksandr Apaychev, Ukrainian decathlete and coach
- George Clooney, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Tom Hunter, Scottish businessman and philanthropist
- Gina Riley, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Frans Timmermans, Dutch politician and diplomat, First Vice President of the European Commission
- Lyudmila Andonova, Bulgarian high jumper
- Keith Dowding, English political scientist, philosopher, and academic
- Roma Downey, Irish-American actress and producer
- John Flansburgh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Aleksei Lotman, Estonian biologist and politician
- Anne Parillaud, French actress
- Andreas Busse, German runner
- Charles Hendry, English politician
- Randall Stout, American architect, designed the Taubman Museum of Art (d. 2014)
- Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek actor and screenwriter
- Cindy Lovell, American educator and writer
- Roland Wieser, German race walker and coach
- Nicholas Alexander, 7th Earl of Caledon, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Armagh
- Tom Bergeron, American television host
- John Hutton, Baron Hutton of Furness, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
- Tom Abernethy, American basketball player
- Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician, 120th Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Angela Hernández Nuñez, Dominican author and poet
- Ain Lutsepp, Estonian actor and politician
- Alexander Akimov, Ukrainian Chernobyl worker (d. 1986)
- Tony Blair, British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Michelle Courchesne, Canadian urban planner and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
- Ülle Rajasalu, Estonian politician
- Graeme Souness, Scottish international footballer and manager
- Lynn Whitfield, American actress and producer
- Gerrit Zalm, Dutch economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Samuel Doe, Liberian sergeant and politician, 21st President of Liberia (d. 1990)
- Jeffery Deaver, American journalist and author
- Frankie Librán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2013)
- Alan Dale, New Zealand actor
- Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher and author
- Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (d. 2013)
- Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American country singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer
- Bob Seger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anton Furst, English-American production designer and art director (d. 1991)
- Masanori Murakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
- Andreas Baader, German terrorist, co-founded the Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
- Milton William Cooper, American theorist and author (d. 2001)
- Wolfgang Reinhardt, German pole vaulter (d. 2011)
- James Turrell, American sculptor and illustrator
- Ariel Dorfman, Argentinian author, playwright, and academic
- Eddie C. Campbell, American singer and guitarist (d. 2018)
- Chet Allen, American child actor (d. 1984)
- Jean Garon, Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)
- Rubin Carter, American-Canadian boxer (d. 2014)
- Richard Shelby, American lawyer and politician
- Ahmet Haxhiu, Kosovan activist (d. 1994)
- Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, English lieutenant and politician (d. 2020)
- Willie Mays, American baseball player and coach
- Louis Gambaccini, American government official (d. 2018)
- Rosemary Cramp, English archaeologist and academic
- Paul Lauterbur, American chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
- John Taylor, English bishop and theologian (d. 2016)
- Gilles Grégoire, Canadian politician, co-founded the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
- Nestor Basterretxea, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 2014)
- Patricia Helen Kennedy, American socialite, activist, and author (d. 2006)
- Denny Wright, English guitarist, composer, and producer (d. 1992)
- Harry Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2002)
- Camille Laurin, Canadian psychiatrist and politician, 7th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1999)
- Erich Fried, Austrian-German author, poet, and translator (d. 1988)
- Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Fiji (d. 2004)
- Marguerite Piazza, American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
- André Guelfi, French race car driver (d. 2016)
- Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, emir of Abu Dhabi and first president of the United Arab Emirates (d. 2004)
- Kal Mann, American songwriter (d. 2001)
- Robert H. Dicke, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1997)
- Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)
- Theodore H. White, American historian, journalist, and author (d. 1986)
- Carmen Cavallaro, American pianist (d. 1989)
- Stewart Granger, English-American actor (d. 1993)
- Guy des Cars, French journalist and author (d. 1993)
- Weeb Ewbank, American football player and coach (d. 1998)
- André Weil, French mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
- Philip N. Krasne, American lawyer and producer (d. 1999)
- Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 1984)
- Catherine Lacey, English actress (d. 1979)
- Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist, essayist, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
- Toots Shor, American businessman, founded Toots Shor's Restaurant (d. 1977)
- Harry Golden, Ukrainian-American journalist and author (d. 1981)
- Max Ophüls, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1957)
- Konrad Henlein, Czech soldier and politician (d. 1945)
- Paul Alverdes, German author and poet (d. 1979)
- Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1966)
- Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian mathematician and author (d. 1974)
- Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian soldier and politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (d. 1946)
- Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
- Alberto Collo, Italian actor (d. 1955)
- Winifred Brunton, English-South African painter and illustrator (d. 1959)
- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German-Swiss painter (d. 1938)
- Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (d. 1952)
- Hendrik van Heuckelum, Dutch footballer (d. 1929)
- Willem de Sitter, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1934)
- Djemal Pasha, Ottoman general (d. 1922)
- Victor Grignard, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
- Christian Morgenstern, German author and poet (d. 1914)
- Walter Rutherford, Scottish golfer (d. 1936)
- Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese businessman and central banker, 8th and 11th Governor of the Bank of Japan (d. 1932)
- Gaston Leroux, French journalist and author (d. 1927)
- Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1931)
- Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1939)
- Robert Peary, American admiral and explorer (d. 1920)
- Aristide Bruant, French singer and actor (d. 1925)
- Henry Edward Armstrong, English chemist and academic (d. 1937)
- Grove Karl Gilbert, American geologist and academic (d. 1918)
- Max Eyth, German engineer and author (d. 1906)
- Hermann Raster, German-American journalist and politician (d. 1891)
- Roman Sanguszko, Polish general (d. 1881)
- Joseph Brackett, American religious leader and composer (d. 1882)
- Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher and author (d. 1832)
- Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1824)
- Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician and academic (d. 1834)
- André Masséna, French general (d. 1817)
- Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician (d. 1794)
- Jean Senebier, Swiss pastor and physiologist (d. 1809)
- Anton Raaff, German tenor (d. 1797)
- Charles Batteux, French philosopher and academic (d. 1780)
- Jean-Baptiste Stuck, Italian-French cellist and composer (d. 1755)
- Alain-René Lesage, French author and playwright (d. 1747)
- Johann Joachim Becher, German physician and alchemist (d. 1682)
- Charles Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, French noble (d. 1637)
- Innocent X, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1655)
- Marcellus II, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1555)
- Girolamo Seripando, Italian theologian and cardinal (d. 1563)
- Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Polish princess (d. 1512)
- Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1024)
Deaths On This Day
- Patrick Ekeng, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1990)
- Reg Grundy, Australian businessman (b. 1923)
- Novera Ahmed, Bangladeshi sculptor (b. 1930)
- Denise McCluggage, American race car driver and journalist (b. 1927)
- Jim Wright, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1922)
- Wil Albeda, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs (b. 1925)
- William H. Dana, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
- Jimmy Ellis, American boxer (b. 1940)
- Billy Harrell, American baseball player and scout (b. 1928)
- Antony Hopkins, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1921)
- Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter and academic (b. 1919)
- Farley Mowat, Canadian environmentalist and author (b. 1921)
- Giulio Andreotti, Italian journalist and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1919)
- Severo Aparicio Quispe, Peruvian bishop (b. 1923)
- Michelangelo Spensieri, Italian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
- James R. Browning, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1918)
- James Isaac, American director and producer (b. 1960)
- Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst and author (b. 1924)
- Robin Roberts, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1926)
- Kevin Grubb, American race car driver (b. 1978)
- Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian physician and politician (b. 1938)
- Curtis Harrington, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Grant McLennan, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1958)
- Lorne Saxberg, Canadian journalist (b. 1958)
- Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
- Philip Kapleau, American monk and educator (b. 1912)
- Barney Kessel, American guitarist and composer (b. 1923)
- Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (b. 1927)
- Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1906)
- Otis Blackwell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1932)
- Pim Fortuyn, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician (b. 1948)
- Bjørn Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist (b. 1940)
- Gordon McClymont, Australian ecologist and academic (b. 1920)
- Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
- Ann Todd, English actress and producer (b. 1909)
- Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (b. 1901)
- Wilfrid Hyde-White, English actor (b. 1903)
- Charles Farrell, American actor (b. 1901)
- Earl Blaik, American football player and coach (b. 1897)
- William J. Casey, American politician, 13th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)
- Mary Cain, American journalist and politician (b. 1904)
- Bonner Pink, English politician (b. 1912)
- Ezra Jack Keats, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
- Kai Winding, Danish-American trombonist and composer (b. 1922)
- María Luisa Bombal, Chilean writer (b. 1910)
- József Mindszenty, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1892)
- Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1893)
- Alexander Rodzyanko, Russian general (b. 1879)
- Zhou Zuoren, Chinese author and translator (b. 1885)
- Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1881)
- Ted Weems, American violinist, trombonist, and bandleader (b. 1901)
- Monty Woolley, American raconteur, actor, and director (b. 1888)
- Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1895)
- Maria Dulęba, Polish actress (b. 1881)
- Ragnar Nurkse, Estonian-American economist and academic (b. 1907)
- Maria Montessori, Italian-Dutch physician and educator (b. 1870)
- Élie Cartan, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1869)
- Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian-French poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
- Konstantin Somov, Russian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1869)
- L. Frank Baum, American novelist (b. 1856)
- Edward VII of the United Kingdom (b. 1841)
- Emanuele Luigi Galizia, Maltese architect and civil engineer (b. 1830)
- Robert Herbert, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Queensland (b. 1831)
- Bret Harte, American author and poet (b. 1836)
- Thomas Henry Burke, Irish civil servant (b. 1829)
- Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1836)
- Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Swedish-Finnish poet and hymn-writer (b. 1804)
- Socrates Nelson, American businessman and politician (b. 1814)
- Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and philosopher (b. 1817)
- Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer and explorer (b. 1769)
- Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (b. 1792)
- Christine Kirch, German astronomer and academic (b. 1696)
- Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1683)
- Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (b. 1684)
- François de Laval, French-Canadian bishop (b. 1623)
- Cornelius Jansen, Dutch-French bishop and theologian (b. 1585)
- Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English historian and politician, founded the Cotton library (b. 1570)
- Giaches de Wert, Flemish-Italian composer (b. 1535)
- Juan Luís Vives, Spanish scholar (b. 1492)
- Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Count of Montpensier and Dauphin of Auvergne (b.1490)
- James Tyrrell, English knight (b. 1450)
- Queen Jeonghui, Korean regent (b. 1418)
- Dieric Bouts, Flemish painter (b. 1415)
- Edmund Beaufort, English commander (b. 1438)
- Thomas Tresham, Speaker of the House of Commons
- Roger of Wendover, Benedictine monk and chronicler
- Ruben III, Prince of Armenia (b. 1145)
- Ealdwulf, Archbishop of York, Abbot of Peterborough and Bishop of Worcester
- Dirk II, count of Frisia and Holland
- Qian Liu, Chinese warlord and king (b. 852)
- Ninmyō, Japanese emperor (b. 808)
- Eadberht, bishop of Lindisfarne
- 53 BC
- Marcus Crassus, Roman Consul and General (b. 115 BC)