On This Day in History: November 1
November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 60 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- New Jersey Lottery celebrates 50-year anniversary. New Jersey is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of voters approving the establishment of a State Lottery, which at the time made New Jersey only the third U.S. state to pass a legal lottery.
- Lottery terminal that sold biggest winning ticket to go on tour. The Massachusetts Lottery terminal that sold the largest winning lottery ticket ever claimed by a single winner is now on display.
- San Francisco man defies odds; claims 2nd lottery jackpot. A lucky San Francisco man recently became a multi-millionaire after winning a top prize from a California Lottery ticket for the second time in a little over a year.
- Lottery supplier defends role in CT Lottery scandal. Scientific Games, the international gambling-games giant, is defending what appears to be a year-long cascade of glitches and failed oversight that led to an insider hacking scandal and the shutdown of the Connecticut Lottery's popular "5 Card Cash" game.
- Report finds no conspiracy in CT Lottery scandal. New details of how vendors outsmarted their lottery terminals and printed themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in instant, winning "5 Card Cash" tickets, are revealed in the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s final assessment of the scandal.
- UK Lottery fears website error caused players to discard winning tickets. The United Kingdom National Lottery is putting out an urgent call for players to re-check their Lotto tickets from the Oct. 10 drawing because the Lottery published the wrong numbers on their website.
- $321 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot is red hot. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its months-long climb Friday night, and is now at the point where jackpot rolls are sharply increased.
- 8 winners claim $23.5M in jackpots at NY Lottery Halloween party. Eight New York Lottery winners were invited to a Halloween shindig they’ll never forget, taking home a total of $23.5 million in jackpots.
- $50 million lottery man 'still in shock'. It appears the reality hasn't sunken in yet for a Vancouver man who won last week's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
- Illinois Lottery Halloween raffle awards treats for grownups. The Illinois Lottery held its eighth-ever Millionaire Raffle drawing yesterday -- its third on Halloween -- which instantly created four new millionaires.
- Illinois Lottery Halloween raffle awards treats for grownups. The Illinois Lottery held its fifth-ever Millionaire Raffle drawing yesterday -- the second on Halloween -- which instantly created four millionaires.
- Lottery Post announces Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista. Lottery Post announced today the release of the Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista, which for the first time delivers virtually real-time lottery results directly to individuals' Windows desktops worldwide.
- Thieves uncover hole in Okla. lottery planning. A flaw in security allowed thieves to steal lottery tickets from an Oklahoma store and redeem them before lottery officials could deactivate the ticket identification codes.
- Texas Lottery will guarantee advertised jackpots. The Texas Lottery Commission approved guaranteed Lotto Texas jackpots Monday, a measure designed to win back player confidence and avoid more inflated prize estimates by the nation's third-largest lottery.
- Rumors of minor’s lottery buy unfounded. Oregon lottery officials said Monday there's no truth to reports that they're investigating whether a 17-year-old bought a $340 million Powerball lottery ticket believed to belong to a Medford family.
- N.C. lottery director candidates to be interviewed next week. North Carolina lottery officials plan to interview candidates for their top staff post next week, a key move in their effort to start selling state gaming tickets by next spring.
- Georgia lottery machines knocked offline by software glitch. A glitch caused by a "routine software update" knocked Georgia's lottery network offline early Monday, leaving customers and retailers unable to print or redeem tickets for the games.
- Audit: 3,000 NY lottery operators didn't pay state taxes. More than 3,000 New York retailers licensed to operate lucrative state lottery machines failed to pay their state taxes, according to an audit released Monday.
- Bloomington couple claims Powerball jackpot. A Bloomington, Indiana couple on Friday claimed about $5.2 million in cash with the second winning Powerball ticket sold in Indiana in less than a week.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$321 Million
Nov 4, 2014
- 2.$254.2 Million
Nov 2, 2011
- 3.$198 Million
Nov 2, 2016
- 4.€131 Million
Nov 3, 2006
- 5.$165 Million
Nov 1, 2005
- 6.$159 Million
Nov 1, 2014
- 7.€119 Million
Nov 2, 2012
- 8.$150 Million
Nov 2, 2019
- 9.€100 Million
Nov 6, 2009
- 10.$144.1 Million
Nov 4, 2015
- 11.$144 Million
Nov 3, 2015
- 12.$124 Million
Nov 3, 2012
- 13.$118 Million
Nov 1, 2019
- 14.$104 Million
Nov 3, 2010
- 15.€90 Million
Nov 2, 2018
- 16.€87 Million
Nov 2, 2018
- 17.$93 Million
Nov 1, 2006
- 18.€80 Million
Nov 1, 2019
- 19.$87 Million
Nov 1, 2013
- 20.$78 Million
Nov 1, 2011
- 21.$75 Million
Nov 2, 2007
- 22.€65.94 Million
Nov 1, 2019
- 23.$69 Million
Nov 1, 2002
- 24.€58.49 Million
Nov 3, 2018
- 25.$66 Million
Nov 4, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Nov 1, 1991
28 years old
Thursday, Nov 1, 1984
35 years old
Saturday, Nov 1, 1980
39 years old
Monday, Nov 1, 1976
43 years old
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1967
52 years old
Monday, Nov 1, 1965
54 years old
Sunday, Nov 1, 1964
55 years old
Friday, Nov 1, 1963
56 years old
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1961
58 years old
Sunday, Nov 1, 1953
66 years old
Monday, Nov 1, 1948
71 years old
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1944
75 years old
Friday, Nov 1, 1940
79 years old
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1939
80 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135.
- The Republic of Serbia and Montenegro joins the United Nations.
- The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
- British Rail Class 43 (HST) hits the record speed of 238 km/h for rail vehicles with on-board fuel to generate electricity for traction motors.
- After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards, anti-Sikh riots erupts.
- Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio; a Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
- Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- In Bolivia, Colonel Alberto Natusch executes a bloody coup d'état against the constitutional government of Wálter Guevara.
- Watergate scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
- The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.
- Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.
- The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
- The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
- The 1963 South Vietnamese coup begins
- While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
- The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.
- The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act; Kanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu from Kerala.
- Hungarian Revolution: Imre Nagy announces Hungary's neutrality and withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact. Soviet troops begin to re-enter Hungary, contrary to assurances by the Soviet government. János Kádár and Ferenc Münnich secretly defect to the Soviets.
- The Springhill mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 39 miners; 88 are rescued.
- The Vietnam War begins.
- The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
- The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.
- Nuclear weapons testing: The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.
- Operation Buster-Jangle: Six thousand five hundred American soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.
- Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.
- Pope Pius XII claims papal infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
- Six thousand people die when a Chinese merchant ship explodes and sinks off southern Manchuria.
- Athenagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, is enthroned.
- The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
- World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
- World War II: A United States Army Air Forces F-13 Superfortress conducted the first flight by an Allied aircraft over the Tokyo region of Japan since the 1942 Doolittle Raid.
- World War II: In the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
- World War II: In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.
- World War II: Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends three days later with an American victory.
- American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
- Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.
- Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community.
- The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replaces the Arabic alphabet with the Latin alphabet.
- Abolition of the Ottoman sultanate: The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, abdicates.
- American fishing schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian fishing schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- Malbone Street Wreck: The worst rapid transit accident in US history occurs under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, with at least 102 deaths.
- Western Ukraine separates from Austria-Hungary.
- In Russia, Pavel Milyukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the government of Boris Stürmer.
- World War I: The first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.
- World War I: The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) departed by ship in a single convoy from Albany, Western Australia bound for Egypt.
- World's first combat aerial bombing mission takes place in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs.
- Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity, is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, Virginia.
- The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public; the library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
- A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
- Nicholas II becomes the new (and last) Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
- Buffalo Bill, 15 of his Indians, and Annie Oakley were filmed by Thomas Edison in his Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
- The Battle of Bembezi took place and was the most decisive battle won by the British in the First Matabele War of 1893.
- The Gaelic Athletic Association is set up in Hayes's Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary.
- In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
- American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
- In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
- Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars.
- Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.
- John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
- Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.
- The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the Thirteen Colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.
- In Portugal, Lisbon is totally devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.
- William III of Orange sets out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to seize the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.
- The British Crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
- During the Time of Troubles, Polish troops are expelled from Moscow's Kitay-gorod by Russian troops under the command of Dmitry Pozharsky (22 October O.S.) .
- Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
- William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
- The All Saints' Flood devastates the Dutch coast.
- French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
- The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
- Pope Julius II is elected.
- The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus "royalists".
- The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.
- Philip II is crowned as 'King of France'.
- Empress Matilda's reign as 'Lady of the English' ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of 'King of England'.
- Berber forces led by Sulayman ibn al-Hakam defeat the Umayyad caliph Muhammad II of Córdoba in the battle of Alcolea.
- Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).
- The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
Births On This Day
- Lil Peep, American singer and rapper (d. 2017)
- Margarita Mamun, Russian gymnast
- James Ward-Prowse, English footballer
- Eyþór Arnarson, Icelandic skier
- Reece Brown, English footballer
- Jiang Yuyuan, Chinese gymnast
- Masahiro Tanaka, Japanese baseball player
- Ileana D'Cruz, Indian film actress
- Penn Badgley, American actor and television personality
- Ksenija Balta, Estonian high jumper, sprinter, and heptathlete
- Miloš Krasić, Serbian footballer
- Matt Moulson, Canadian ice hockey player
- Yuko Ogura, Japanese model and singer
- Josh Wicks, American soccer player
- Jon Wilkin, English rugby player
- Bradley Orr, English footballer
- Warren Spragg, English-Italian rugby player
- Bilgin Defterli, Turkish footballer
- Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer
- Alex Prager, American photographer and director
- Danny Koevermans, Dutch footballer and manager
- Helen Czerski, English physicist and oceanographer
- Sergei Artyukhin, Russian-Belarusian wrestler (d. 2012)
- Bo Bice, American singer and musician
- Keryn Jordan, South African footballer (d. 2013)
- Megan Wing, Canadian figure skater and coach
- V. V. S. Laxman, Indian cricketer
- Geoff Horsfield, English footballer and manager
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Indian model and actress.
- Toni Collette, Australian actress
- Paul Dickov, Scottish footballer and manager
- Jenny McCarthy, American actress and model
- Sherwin Campbell, Barbadian cricketer
- Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Tina Arena, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Carla van de Puttelaar, Dutch photographer
- Willie D, American rapper and entrepreneur
- Mary Hansen, Australian singer and musician (Stereolab) (d. 2002)
- Gary Howell, American businessman and politician
- Jeremy Hunt, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health
- Michael Daley, Australian politician
- Patrik Ringborg, Swedish conductor
- Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Rick Allen, English rock drummer (Def Leppard)
- Nita Ambani, Indian businesswoman
- Mark Hughes, Welsh footballer and manager
- Big Kenny, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Sharron Davies, English swimmer
- Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anthony Kiedis, American singer-songwriter
- Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish author and screenwriter
- Anne Donovan, American basketball player and coach (d. 2018)
- Nicky Grist, Welsh race car driver
- Calvin Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Heng Swee Keat, Singaporean politician
- Tim Cook, American businessman and engineer, current CEO of Apple Inc.
- Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
- Susanna Clarke, English author and educator
- Mark Austin, English journalist
- Joe DeRenzo, American drummer, composer, and producer
- Robert Hart, English singer-songwriter
- Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Murray Pierce, New Zealand rugby player
- Beth Leavel, American actress and singer
- Mike Mendoza, English radio host and politician
- Jan Davis, American engineer and astronaut
- Paul Wellings, English ecologist and academic
- Ronald Bell, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer
- Fabrice Luchini, French actor and screenwriter
- Craig Serjeant, Australian cricketer and chemist
- Mitch Kapor, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Robert B. Laughlin, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Dan Peek, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2011)
- David Foster, Canadian singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Michael D. Griffin, American physicist and engineer
- Belita Moreno, American actress and acting coach
- Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Amani Abeid Karume, Zanzibar accountant and politician, 6th President of Zanzibar
- Bill Woodrow, English sculptor and academic
- Nick Owen, English journalist
- Jim Steinman, American songwriter and producer
- Ric Grech, British rock musician (d. 1990)
- Yuko Shimizu, Japanese graphic designer, created Hello Kitty
- Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist, founded Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (d. 2013)
- John Williamson, Australian singer-songwriter
- Kinky Friedman, American singer-songwriter and author
- Bobby Heenan, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2017)
- Oscar Temaru, French-Polynesian soldier and politician, President of French Polynesia
- Rafic Hariri, Lebanese businessman and politician 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 2005)
- Salvatore Adamo, Italian-Belgian singer-songwriter
- Jacques Attali, French economist and civil servant
- Larry Flynt, American publisher, founded Larry Flynt Publications
- Ralph Klein, Canadian journalist and politician, 12th Premier of Alberta (d. 2013)
- Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian (d. 2013)
- Alfio Basile, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Robert Foxworth, American actor and director
- John Pullin, English rugby player
- Roger Kellaway, American pianist and composer
- Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Indian lawyer and jurist, 35th Chief Justice of India
- Bruce Grocott, Baron Grocott, English academic and politician
- Barry Sadler, American sergeant, author, actor, and singer-songwriter (d. 1989)
- Nicholasa Mohr, Puerto Rican American Nuyorican writer
- Bill Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
- Eddie Colman, English footballer (d. 1958)
- Katsuhisa Hattori, Japanese composer and conductor
- Shizuka Kamei, Japanese lawyer and politician
- Gary Player, South African golfer and sportscaster
- Edward Said, Palestinian-American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2003)
- Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-Italian businessman and politician (d. 2004)
- Gillian Knight, English soprano and actress
- William Mathias, Welsh pianist and composer (d. 1992)
- Antoine Kohn, Luxembourgian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
- Francis Arinze, Nigerian cardinal
- Yossef Gutfreund, Israeli wrestler and coach (d. 1972)
- Shunsuke Kikuchi, Japanese composer
- Arne Pedersen, Norwegian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- A. R. Gurney, American playwright and author (d. 2017)
- Russ Kemmerer, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
- Nicholas Mavroules, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
- James Bradford, American weightlifter (d. 2013)
- Vic Power, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)
- Marcel Ophüls, German documentary filmmaker
- Stephen Antonakos, Greek-American sculptor (d. 2013)
- Betsy Palmer, American actress and game show panelist (d. 2015)
- Süleyman Demirel, Turkish engineer and politician, 9th President of Turkey (d. 2015)
- Jean-Luc Pépin, Canadian academic and politician, 19th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1995)
- Victoria de los Ángeles, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 2005)
- Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (d. 2001)
- Menachem Elon, German-Israeli academic and jurist (d. 2013)
- Carlos Páez Vilaró, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (d. 2014)
- George S. Irving, American actor (d. 2016)
- John W. Peterson, American pilot and songwriter (d. 2006)
- Harald Quandt, German businessman (d. 1967)
- James J. Kilpatrick, American journalist and author (d. 2010)
- Ted Lowe, English sportscaster (d. 2011)
- Hermann Bondi, English-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist (d. 2005)
- Ken Miles, English-American race car driver (d. 1966)
- Zenna Henderson, American author (d.1983)
- Clarence E. Miller, American engineer and politician (d. 2011)
- Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American painter, poet, and educator, co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History (d. 2010)
- Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi (d. 2006)
- Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi and author (d. 2012)
- Mingun Sayadaw, Burmese monk and scholar (d. 1993)
- Henri Troyat, French historian and author (d. 2007)
- Hans Mork, South African-Australian rugby league player (d. 1960)
- Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer (d. 1976)
- Johnny Indrisano, American boxer (d. 1968)
- Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian-French painter and educator (d. 1960)
- Laura LaPlante, American silent film actress (d. 1996)
- Max Adrian, Irish-born British actor (d. 1973)
- Edward Greeves, Jr., Australian footballer (d. 1963)
- Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian journalist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 1943)
- Eugen Jochum, German conductor (d. 1987)
- Arthur Legat, Belgian race car driver (d. 1960)
- Sippie Wallace, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1986)
- Edmund Blunden, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1974)
- Hannah Höch, German painter and photographer (d. 1978)
- Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
- George Kenner, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1971)
- Michał Sopoćko, Polish cleric and academic (d. 1975)
- L.S. Lowry, English painter and illustrator (d. 1976)
- Hermann Broch, Austrian-American author and poet (d. 1951)
- Sakutarō Hagiwara, Japanese poet and critic (d. 1942)
- Perikles Ioannidis, Greek admiral (d. 1965)
- Sholem Asch, Polish-American author and playwright (d. 1957)
- Grantland Rice, American journalist and poet (d. 1954)
- Alfred Wegener, German meteorologist and geophysicist (d. 1930)
- Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter and educator (d. 1925)
- Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentinian academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
- Roger Quilter, English composer (d. 1953)
- Louis Dewis, Belgian-French painter (d. 1946)
- Stephen Crane, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1900)
- Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1918)
- Johan Wagenaar, Dutch organist and composer (d. 1941)
- Charles Brantley Aycock, American educator, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1912)
- William Merritt Chase, American painter and educator (d. 1916)
- Caroline Still Anderson, African-American physician, educator and abolitionist (d. 1919)
- Emma Albani, Canadian-English soprano and actress (d. 1930)
- Hiệp Hòa, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1883)
- Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 227th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1919)
- 11th Dalai Lama (d. 1856)
- Harry Atkinson, English-New Zealand politician, 10th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1892)
- John Taylor, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1887)
- F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1859)
- Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
- Garlieb Merkel, German author and activist (d. 1850)
- Spencer Perceval, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1812)
- Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1822)
- Józef Zajączek, Polish general, politician (d. 1826)
- Ivan Shuvalov, Russian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1797)
- Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
- James Sherard, English botanist and curator (d. 1738)
- Florent Carton Dancourt, French actor and playwright (d. 1725)
- John Strype, English priest, historian, and author (d. 1737)
- Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
- Oliver Plunkett, Irish archbishop and saint (d. 1681)
- François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-French commander (d. 1656)
- Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1676)
- Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, German poet and translator (d. 1658)
- Pietro da Cortona, Italian painter (d. 1669)
- Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (d. 1652)
- Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish academic and diplomat (d. 1626)
- Henry of Saxe-Lauenburg, Prince-Archbishop of Bremen, Prince-Bishop of Osnabruck and Paderborn (d. 1585)
- Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
- Étienne de La Boétie, French philosopher and judge (d. 1563)
- William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham, English noble and politician (d. 1597)
- Catherine Jagiellon, queen of John III of Sweden (d. 1583)
- Andrew Corbet, English landowner and politician (d. 1578)
- Rodrigo of Aragon, Italian noble (d. 1512)
- Giovanni Ricci, Italian cardinal (d. 1574)
- Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (d. 1485)
- Leopold III, Duke of Austria (d. 1386)
- Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1365)
- Louis the Stammerer, Frankish king (d. 879)
Deaths On This Day
- Thomas R. Fitzgerald, American lawyer and judge (b. 1941)
- Houston McTear, American sprinter (b. 1957)
- Charles Duncan Michener, American entomologist and academic (b. 1918)
- Günter Schabowski, German journalist and politician (b. 1929)
- Fred Thompson, American actor, lawyer, and politician (b. 1942)
- Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett, English accountant and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (b. 1923)
- Jackie Fairweather, Australian runner and coach (b. 1967)
- Abednigo Ngcobo, South African footballer (b. 1950)
- Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1920)
- Wayne Static, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1965)
- John Y. McCollister, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)
- Piet Rietveld, Dutch economist and academic (b. 1952)
- Agustín García Calvo, Spanish poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1926)
- Mitch Lucker, American singer (b. 1984)
- Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball player (b. 1957)
- Cahit Aral, Turkish engineer and politician, Turkish Minister of Industry and Commerce (b. 1927)
- Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist, founded Kombatan (b. 1945)
- Diana Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (b. 1922)
- Esther Hautzig, Lithuanian-American author (b. 1930)
- Endel Laas, Estonian scientist and academic (b. 1915)
- Robert H. Rines, American violinist and composer (b. 1922)
- Jacques Piccard, Swiss oceanographer and engineer (b. 1922)
- Shakir Stewart, American record producer (b. 1974)
- Yma Sumac, Peruvian-American soprano and actress (b. 1922/1923)
- S. Ali Raza, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Paul Tibbets, American general (b. 1915)
- Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1966)
- William Styron, American novelist and essayist (b. 1925)
- Skitch Henderson, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)
- Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)
- Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (b. 1970)
- Terry Knight, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
- Ekrem Akurgal, Turkish archaeologist and academic (b. 1911)
- John S. Romanides, Greek priest, author, and educator (b. 1928)
- George Armstrong, English footballer and manager (b. 1944)
- Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy (b. 1925)
- Walter Payton, American football player and race car driver (b. 1954)
- J. R. Jayewardene, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Sri Lanka (b. 1906)
- Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (b. 1913)
- Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian and scholar (b. 1911)
- René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
- Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1929)
- Arnold Pihlak, Estonian-English footballer (b. 1902)
- Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (b. 1911)
- Norman Krasna, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
- Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch-Swiss musicologist and author (b. 1887)
- James Broderick, American actor and director (b. 1927)
- King Vidor, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
- Waldemar Hammenhög, Swedish author (b. 1902)
- Robert MacArthur, Canadian-American ecologist and academic (b. 1930)
- Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (b. 1885)
- Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (b. 1892)
- Georgios Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, 134th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1888)
- Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (b. 1942)
- Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Turkish poet, author, and diplomat (b. 1884)
- Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (b. 1888)
- Dixie Lee, American singer (b. 1911)
- Hugo Distler, German organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
- Charles Weeghman, American businessman (b. 1874)
- Max Linder, French actor, director, screenwriter, producer and comedian (b. 1883)
- Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (b. 1873)
- Theodor Mommsen, German archaeologist, journalist, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1817)
- Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845)
- Nikolay Przhevalsky, Russian geographer and explorer (b. 1838)
- Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and politician, Russian Minister of Justice (b. 1744)
- Charles II of Spain (b. 1661)
- William Coddington, American judge and politician, 1st Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
- Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1589)
- Jean Nicolet, French-Canadian explorer (b. 1598)
- Hendrick ter Brugghen, Dutch painter (b. 1588)
- Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (b. 1555)
- Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)
- Jean Daurat, French poet and scholar (b. 1508)
- Giulio Romano, Italian painter and architect (b. 1499)
- Filippo Buonaccorsi (Filip Callimachus), Italian humanist writer (b. 1437)
- David of Trebizond (b. 1408)
- Nicholas Eudaimonoioannes, Byzantine diplomat
- Joanna, Duchess of Brabant (b. 1322)
- John IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)
- Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy (b. 1360)
- John de Halton, Bishop of Carlisle
- Uguccione della Faggiuola, Italian condottieri (b. c. 1250)
- Guillaume Durand, French bishop and theologian (b. 1230)
- Herman I, Margrave of Meissen (b. c. 980)
- Boso of Merseburg, German bishop
- Beornstan of Winchester, English bishop