On This Day in History: May 7
May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- UK National Lottery website down before drawing. A power outage in Watford, a small town 15 miles northwest of London, caused the UK National Lottery website and smartphone app to crash and continue to remain out of action just four hours before the big drawing of £5 million (US$6.2 million) on Wednesday.
- N.J. woman wins $4M Pick 6 lottery jackpot with loose change she found around the house. A New Jersey woman won a $4 million Pick 6 lottery drawing after buying two tickets with loose change she found scattered about her Morris County home.
- Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby bet. A Texas woman reaped $1.2 million on an $18 bet on a series of Kentucky Derby day races, officials said on Sunday.
- Glitch delays live Powerball drawing. Powerball officials suffered an embarrassing but short-lived glitch when the regularly scheduled, live drawing had to be shelved because of unexplained technical difficulties.
- Lottery ticket scam costs victim $19,000. Haines City police are looking for the pair who used the promise of a Florida Lotto payoff to scam a man out of $19,000.
- Lottery ticket spells out insult. The purchaser of a New York State instant scratch-off Wheel of Fortune ticket was upset after she purchased a ticket that revealed an insult, according to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office.
- Wyoming lottery survey shows most players earn middle-class income. The majority of people who played the Wyoming Lottery during its first months of operations earned at least a middle-class income, according to an online survey commissioned by the Wyoming Lottery Corp.
- Canada's Lotto 6/49 is getting a makeover in Fall 2013. Starting in September 2013, Lotto 6/49 will offer Canadian lottery players a new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with each and every draw, jackpots that start at $5 million, and new free play prizes that can be won by matching just 2 numbers.
- Illinois Lottery glitch causes many duplicate Quick Pick tickets. A glitch occurred this past Saturday and Sunday on Illinois Lottery terminals, causing at least 3,000 lottery tickets to contain the same random numbers as a previous tickets generated from the machine.
- NJ Lottery sets new sales record of $2.6B. The New Jersey Lottery has set a new sales record, pulling in about $2.6 billion in the last fiscal year.
- Court settles estate of Vancouver man who ran lottery ticket reselling firm. Almost four years after his death, the $20 million estate of Vancouver businessman Randy Thiemer has finally been wrapped up in court.
- Lottery-winning deputies going to Disneyland. Two sheriff deputies in the San Francisco area stepped forward as the latest multimillionaire lottery winners and said they will give part of their $75 million jackpot to four local families of slain police officers.
- Former N.C. Lottery commissioner sentenced to 4 years in prison. Former lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings was sentenced to four years in prison today on charges that he hid his financial ties to a company expected to bid for the state's lottery business.
- How a lottery thief got away with the crime. Two British backpackers have finally settled their lawsuit with Australia's NSW Lotteries, two years after a clever thief convinced the lottery to pay him instead of the real winners.
- Texas Lottery introduces $50 scratch ticket. The Texas Lottery's latest scratch game, dubbed $130 million Spectacular, which goes on sale Monday and offers nearly $134 million in prizes, including three grand prizes of $5 million, has the highest price for a scratch-off in the nation.
- Powerball jackpot increased to $212 million. The state lottery directors who sell the Powerball game increased the estimated jackpot today from $205 million to $212 million after strong sales during the past two days.
- Michigan man wins $1 million lottery jackpot twice. 78-year-old Russell Tanner won his second $1 million scratch-off lottery game last week - the only known two-time winner of the game in Michigan.
- Birthdays Yield $100,000 Lottery Win After Ticket Rescued From Trash. A HVAC Technician from Shelbyville, Tennessee, won $100,000 on a Powerball ticket that was rescued from the trash.
- Georgia oversight committee looks into generous lottery perks. A legislative oversight committee began looking Thursday at the generous employment policies of the Georgia Lottery Corp., whose former director and three top aides collected almost $300,000 for vacation and sick days they were due but never used when they left the state to help start Tennessee's lottery.
- GTECH completes acquisition of lottery company. U.S.-based GTECH Holdings Corp. said Thursday it had closed a $40 million deal to buy an Antigua-based lottery company.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$429.6 Million
May 7, 2016
- 2.$363 Million
May 9, 2000
- 3.$273 Million
May 7, 2019
- 4.$233 Million
May 9, 2018
- 5.$231 Million
May 8, 2020
- 6.$222 Million
May 8, 2013
- 7.$215 Million
May 8, 2019
- 8.$212 Million
May 8, 2004
- 9.€123 Million
May 8, 2009
- 10.€147.85 Million
May 7, 2019
- 11.$165 Million
May 10, 2017
- 12.$150 Million
May 10, 2016
- 13.$145 Million
May 9, 2008
- 14.€100 Million
May 10, 2011
- 15.$139 Million
May 7, 2013
- 16.$126 Million
May 8, 2015
- 17.$109 Million
May 9, 2009
- 18.$105 Million
May 9, 2014
- 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.€79.2 Million
May 7, 2016
- 24.$90 Million
May 9, 2015
- 25.$88 Million
May 8, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, May 7, 1987
33 years old
Wednesday, May 7, 1986
34 years old
Monday, May 7, 1984
36 years old
Friday, May 7, 1982
38 years old
Wednesday, May 7, 1975
45 years old
Friday, May 7, 1971
49 years old
Thursday, May 7, 1970
50 years old
Sunday, May 7, 1967
53 years old
Thursday, May 7, 1964
56 years old
Thursday, May 7, 1964
56 years old
Tuesday, May 7, 1963
57 years old
Friday, May 7, 1948
72 years old
Wednesday, May 7, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.
- American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
- A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
- Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.
- Pope John Paul II travels to Romania, becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
- Kosovo War: Three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft apparently inadvertently bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.
- In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
- Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for US$40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
- Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after being stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.
- Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise.
- Space Shuttle program: The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, STS-49.
- Three employees at a McDonald's Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first "fast-food murder" in Canada.
- Canadian Patrick Morrow becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.
- Honda Accord officially launched.
- Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
- Indochina War: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat and a Vietnamese victory (the battle began on March 13).
- The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer.
- The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
- Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
- World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.
- World War II: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Imperial Japanese Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō; the battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
- World War II: The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.
- Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco's forces.
- The stand-off between criminal Francis Crowley and 300 members of the New York Police Department takes place in his fifth-floor apartment on West 91st street, New York City.
- The 7.1 Mw Salmas earthquake shakes northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Up to three-thousand people were killed.
- Kiev Offensive: Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski and Edward Rydz-Śmigły and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.
- Treaty of Moscow: Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.
- The Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, opens the first exhibition by the Group of Seven.
- World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many former pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.
- Japanese 21 Demands Ultimatum to China (commemorated as National Day of Humiliation).
- In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector—a primitive radio receiver. In some parts of the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
- American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.
- The world's oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide is launched by William Pile, Hay and Co. in Sunderland, England, for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia.
- The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.
- Greece's independence is recognized by the Treaty of London.
- World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision.
- French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
- Pontiac's War begins with Pontiac's attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the British.
- The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.
- Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced in the 18th century by the current Royal Palace.
- Battle of Vrtijeljka between rebels and Ottoman forces.
- Louis XIV of France begins construction of the Palace of Versailles.
- The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
- In France, the Second Council of Lyon opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
- In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
- The Jewish revolt against Constantius Gallus breaks out. After his arrival at Antioch, the Jews begin a rebellion in Palestine.
Births On This Day
- Jesse Puljujärvi, Finnish ice hockey player
- Daria Kasatkina, Russian tennis player
- Faker, Korean professional League of Legends player
- Seko Fofana, French footballer
- Alexander Ludwig, Canadian actor
- Raina, South Korean singer, dancer, model and rapper
- Eino Puri, Estonian footballer
- Sander Puri, Estonian footballer
- David Aleksander Sjølie, Norwegian guitarist
- Asami Konno, Japanese singer
- Aidy Bryant, American actress and comedian
- Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)
- Jérémy Ménez, French footballer
- Mark Reynolds, Scottish footballer
- David Schlemko, Canadian ice hockey player
- Chiara Ferragni, Italian fashion blogger and businesswoman
- Matt Helders, English drummer
- Jarrad Hickey, Australian rugby league player
- Drew Neitzel, American basketball player
- James Loney, American baseball player
- Alex Smith, American football player
- Kevin Owens, Canadian wrestler
- Katie Douglas, American basketball player
- Stian Arnesen, Norwegian guitarist, drummer, and songwriter
- James Carter, American hurdler
- Shawn Marion, American basketball player
- Elton Flatley, Australian rugby player
- Calvin Booth, American basketball player
- Berke Hatipoğlu, Turkish guitarist and songwriter
- Stacey Jones, New Zealand rugby league player
- Andrea Lo Cicero, Italian rugby player
- Michael P. Murphy, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2005)
- Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Minister of Justice (since 2015)
- Ashley Cowan, English cricketer
- Lawrence Johnson, American pole vaulter
- Kristian Lundin, Swedish songwriter and producer
- Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
- Peter Dubovský, Czech-Slovak footballer (d. 2000)
- Frank Trigg, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
- Reidar Horghagen, Norwegian drummer
- Dave Karpa, Canadian ice hockey player
- Thomas Piketty, French economist
- Eagle-Eye Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Jun Falkenstein, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Katerina Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player
- Traci Lords, American actress and singer
- Lisa Raitt, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Canadian Minister of Transport
- Martin Bryant, Australian mass murderer
- Adam Price, Danish chef and screenwriter
- Joe Rice, American colonel and politician
- Reuben Davis, American football player
- Owen Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1999)
- Norman Whiteside, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- Huang Zhihong, Chinese shot putter
- Ronnie Harmon, American football player
- Denis Mandarino, Brazilian guitarist, composer, and painter
- Leslie O'Neal, American football player
- Johnny Lee Middleton, American bass player and songwriter
- Tony Campbell, American basketball player and coach
- Judith Donath, American computer scientist and academic
- Hans-Peter Bartels, German politician
- Sue Black, Scottish anthropologist and academic
- Ivar Must, Estonian composer and producer
- Adam Bernstein, American director and screenwriter
- Ara Darzi, Baron Darzi of Denham, Iraqi-English surgeon and academic
- Almudena Grandes, Spanish author
- Michael E. Knight, American actor
- Heiki Valk, Estonian archeologist and academic
- Mikhail Biryukov, Russian footballer and manager
- Mark G. Kuzyk, American physicist and academic
- Anne Marie Rafferty, English nurse and academic
- Kristina M. Johnson, American business executive, engineer, academic and government official
- Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch jurist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- Anne Dudley, English pianist and composer
- Nicholas Hytner, English director and producer
- Jean Lapierre, Canadian talk show host and politician
- Calum MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician
- Clément Gignac, Canadian politician
- Ben Poquette, American basketball player
- Axel Zwingenberger, German pianist and songwriter
- Philippe Geluck, Belgian cartoonist
- Joanna Haigh, English meteorologist and physicist
- Amy Heckerling, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Pat McInally, American football player and coach
- Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)
- Stanley Dickens, Swedish race car driver
- Bernie Marsden, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- John Dowling Coates, Australian lawyer, sports administrator and businessman
- Randall "Tex" Cobb, American boxer and actor
- Prairie Prince, American rock drummer and graphic artist
- Tim Russert, American television journalist and lawyer (d. 2008)
- Kathy Ahern, American golfer (d. 1996)
- Deborah Butterfield, American sculptor
- Thelma Houston, American R&B/disco singer and actress
- Marv Hubbard, American football player (d. 2015)
- Bill Kreutzmann, American drummer (The Grateful Dead)
- Michael Rosen, English author and poet
- Brian Turner, English chef and television host
- Christy Moore, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Robin Strasser, American actress
- Terry Allen, American singer and painter
- Harvey Andrews, English singer-songwriter and poet
- John Bannon, Australian academic and politician, 39th Premier of South Australia (d. 2015)
- Peter Carey, Australian novelist and short story writer
- Lawrence Collins, Baron Collins of Mapesbury, English lawyer and judge
- Angela Carter, English novelist and short story writer (d. 1992)
- Dave Chambers, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Sidney Altman, Canadian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Ruggero Deodato, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Ruud Lubbers, Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2018)
- Johnny Maestro, American pop/doo-wop singer (d. 2010)
- Clive Soley, Baron Soley, English politician
- Claude Raymond, Canadian baseball player and coach
- Robin Hanbury-Tenison, English explorer and author
- Tony O'Reilly, Irish rugby player and businessman
- Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (d. 2014)
- Avraham Heffner, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Michael Hopkins, English architect
- Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2002)
- Jordi Bonet, Spanish-Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 1979)
- Alan Cuthbert, English pharmacologist and academic (d. 2016)
- Pete Domenici, American lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of Albuquerque (d. 2017)
- Derek Taylor, English journalist and author (d. 1997)
- Teresa Brewer, American singer (d. 2007)
- Gene Wolfe, American author
- Totie Fields, American comedian and author (d. 1978)
- Babe Parilli, American football player and coach (d. 2017)
- John Smith, Baron Kirkhill, English politician
- Dick Williams, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2011)
- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Lauri Vaska, Estonian-American chemist and academic (d. 2015)
- Albert Band, French-American director and producer (d. 2002)
- Anne Baxter, American actress (d. 1985)
- Jim Lowe, American singer-songwriter, disc jockey, and radio host (d. 2016)
- Bülent Ulusu, Turkish admiral and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2015)
- Darren McGavin, American actor and director (d. 2006)
- Joe O'Donnell, American photographer and journalist (d. 2007)
- Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs, English historian and academic (d. 2016)
- Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (d. 1985)
- Rendra Karno, Indonesian actor (d. 1985)
- Eva Perón, Argentinian actress, 25th First Lady of Argentina (d. 1952)
- Domenico Bartolucci, Italian cardinal and composer (d. 2013)
- Lenox Hewitt, Australian public servant
- David Tomlinson, English actor (d. 2000)
- Huw Wheldon, Welsh-English broadcaster (d. 1986)
- W. B. Young, Scottish rugby player and physician (d. 2013)
- Arthur Snelling, English civil servant and diplomat. British Ambassador to South Africa (d. 1996)
- John Spencer Hardy, American general (d. 2012)
- Simon Ramo, American physicist and engineer (d. 2016)
- Pannalal Patel, Indian author (d. 1989)
- Ishirō Honda, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- Rıfat Ilgaz, Turkish author, poet, and educator (d. 1993)
- Edwin H. Land, American scientist and inventor, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (d. 1991)
- Dorothy Sunrise Lorentino, Native American teacher (d. 2005)
- Eric Krenz, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1931)
- Kurt Weitzmann, German-American historian and author (d. 1993)
- Jimmy Ball, Canadian sprinter (d. 1988)
- Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)
- Alfred Gerrard, English sculptor and academic (d. 1998)
- Kathleen McKane Godfree, English tennis and badminton player (d. 1992)
- Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey coach and manager (d. 1985)
- Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, and lawyer (d. 1982)
- Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav field marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)
- Harry McShane, Scottish engineer and activist (d. 1988)
- Viktor Puskar, Estonian colonel (d. 1943)
- George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)
- Willem Elsschot, Belgian author and poet (d. 1960)
- George E. Wiley, American cyclist (d. 1954)
- Pandurang Vaman Kane, Indologist and Sanskrit scholar, Bharat Ratna awardee (d. 1972)
- Bill Hoyt, American pole vaulter (d. 1951)
- Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)
- Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
- Tom Norman, English businessman (d. 1930)
- William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1930)
- Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1929)
- Mary Eliza Mahoney, African American nurse and activist (d. 1926)
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and educator (d. 1893)
- Karl Mauch, German geographer and explorer (d. 1875)
- Joseph Gurney Cannon, American lawyer and politician, 40th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1926)
- Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (d. 1897)
- Robert Browning, English poet and playwright (d. 1889)
- Jacques Viger, Canadian archaeologist and politician, 1st mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)
- William Bainbridge, American commodore (d. 1833)
- Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia (d. 1820)
- Józef Poniatowski, Polish general (d. 1813)
- Olympe de Gouges, French playwright and philosopher (d. 1793)
- Nikolai Arkharov, Russian police officer and general (d. 1814)
- Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (d. 1797)
- David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1776)
- Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (d. 1796)
- Carl Heinrich Graun, German tenor and composer (d. 1759)
- Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician (d. 1772)
- Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician, 10th Mayor of New York City (d. 1700)
- Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (d. 1681)
- Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (d. 1618)
- Louis, Prince of Condé (d. 1569)
- John III of the Palatinate, archbishop of Regensburg (d. 1538)
- Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1365)
- Julia Maesa, Roman noblewoman (d. 224)
Deaths On This Day
- Frank DiPascali, American businessman (b. 1956)
- John Dixon, Australian-American author and illustrator (b. 1929)
- Neville McNamara, Australian air marshal (b. 1923)
- Colin Pillinger, English astronomer, chemist, and academic (b. 1943)
- Dick Welteroth, American baseball player (b. 1927)
- Ferruccio Mazzola, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1948)
- George Sauer, Jr., American football player (b. 1943)
- Sammy Barr, Scottish trade union leader (b. 1931)
- Ferenc Bartha, Hungarian economist and politician (b. 1943)
- Dennis E. Fitch, American captain and pilot (b. 1942)
- Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (b. 1957)
- Willard Boyle, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)
- Big George, English songwriter, producer, and radio host (b. 1957)
- David Mellor, English designer (b. 1930)
- Danny Ozark, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1923)
- Isabella Blow, English magazine editor (b. 1958)
- Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977)
- Octavian Paler, Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1926)
- Yahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader, founded the Nation of Yahweh (b. 1935)
- Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (b. 1943)
- Joan C. Edwards, American singer and philanthropist (b. 1918)
- Tristan Egolf, American author and activist (b. 1971)
- Peter Rodino, American captain and politician (b. 1909)
- Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1980)
- Waldemar Milewicz, Polish journalist (b. 1956)
- Jacques de Bourbon-Busset, French author and politician (b. 1912)
- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American captain, actor, and producer (b. 1909)
- Allan McLeod Cormack, South African-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)
- Eddie Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
- Ray McKinley, American drummer, singer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1910)
- Clement Greenberg, American art critic (b. 1909)
- Duane Carter, American racing driver (b. 1913)
- Sam Tambimuttu, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
- Colin Blakely, Northern Irish actor (b. 1930)
- Paul Popham, American soldier and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis (b. 1941)
- Haldun Taner, Turkish playwright and author (b. 1915)
- Mort Weisinger, American journalist and author (b. 1915)
- Alison Uttley, English children's book writer (b. 1884)
- Margaret Larkin, American writer and poet (b. 1899)
- Mihkel Lüdig, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1880)
- Warner Baxter, American actor (b. 1889)
- Herbert Macaulay, Nigerian journalist and politician (b. 1864)
- Fethi Okyar, Turkish colonel and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1880)
- Felix Weingartner, Croatian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1863)
- James George Frazer, Scottish-English anthropologist and academic (b. 1854)
- George Lansbury, English journalist and politician (b. 1859)
- Octavian Goga, Romanian politician, former Prime Minister (b. 1881)
- Ernst A. Lehmann, German captain and author (b. 1886)
- William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, English businessman and politician (b. 1851)
- Alluri Sitarama Raju, Indian activist (b. 1897/1898)
- Max Wagenknecht, German pianist and composer (b. 1857)
- Albert Ball, English fighter pilot (b. 1896)
- Agostino Roscelli, Italian priest and saint (b. 1818)
- H. H. Holmes, American serial killer (b. 1861)
- C. F. W. Walther, German-American religious leader and theologian (b. 1811)
- William Buell Sprague, American clergyman, historian, and author (b. 1795)
- Alexander Loyd, American carpenter and politician, 4th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
- Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1778)
- Caspar David Friedrich, German painter and educator (b. 1774)
- Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1750)
- Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1739)
- William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Irish-English general and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1737)
- Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (b. 1728)
- Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1722)
- Mary of Modena (b. 1658)
- Bajo Pivljanin (b. 1630)
- Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
- Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist and composer (b. 1616)
- David Fabricius, German astronomer and theologian (b. 1564)
- Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (b. 1466)
- Franz von Sickingen, German knight (b. 1481)
- Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1471)
- Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr, English priest (b. 1352)
- Hugh d'Aubigny, 5th Earl of Arundel
- Otto I, Duke of Merania (b. c. 1180)
- Ladislaus III of Hungary (b. 1201)
- Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surrey
- William I of Sicily
- Remigius de Fécamp, English monk and bishop
- Bagrat III, 1st King of Georgia (b. 960)
- Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 912)
- Ibn Hisham, Muslim historian
- John of Beverley, bishop of York