On This Day in History: November 12
November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 49 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- 8 years after buying $10.8 million ticket, lottery winner says life is 'marvelous'. A Pennsylvania couple who took home more than $10 million in Delaware's first Hot Lotto jackpot eight years ago traded in their mobile home for a four-bedroom house but say their good fortune hasn't changed them.
- Massachusetts has a new rule to stop repeat winners — but so far, they keep winning. Despite having a new state policy designed with the specific purpose of cracking down on people who rake in large lottery prizes, the Massachusetts Lottery continues to pay out prizes to people who appear to win with what many see as remarkable frequency.
- Kentucky Lottery reports highest monthly sales in state history. The near-world record Mega Millions jackpot run — in tandem with a Powerball jackpot run that rose to more than $680 million — led to the most successful sales month in the nearly 30-year history of the Kentucky Lottery.
- Texas Gov. tells Lottery to stop exploring gambling expansion. Gov. Greg Abbott has told Texas lottery officials to stop efforts to explore the expansion of sports betting lottery games and other types of gambling that are prohibited under state law.
- Illinois Lottery sales lowest in two years. The Illinois Lottery saw a significant drop in ticket sales from September to October, which coincides with the state budget stalemate that is causing lottery winners to wait for their payouts.
- Georgia woman accused of scheme to steal lottery winnings. A Georgia woman has been indicted in Missouri on charges that stole nearly half a million dollars in lottery winnings from a 60-year-old victim.
- UK Lotto player wins $12.7 million but sticks with job helping elderly. Winning £8 million (US$12.7 million) on the Lotto would send most people into a frenzy of excitement but for grandad Ron Elliot it was all in a day's work.
- Pa. considers expanding lottery gambling to Web. The administration of Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday that expanding Pennsylvania Lottery gambling to keno and online games will be one of the best ways to produce more revenue from the $3.5 billion lottery system that funds programs for the elderly.
- 11/11/11 was the lottery's lucky day. Thanks to Friday's lucky date, Nov. 11, 2011, or 11/11/11, lottery ticket sales are booming.
- Porn shop lottery winner doesn't reveal himself. The Michigan Lottery paid out a record $268.6 million Friday afternoon on two multi-state jackpots won a week apart.
- Arkansas Lottery director scolded by legislators. An Arkansas state audit has revealed a variety of deficiencies in how the Arkansas lottery is being run, and one legislator told the lottery director he "would be gone" if he led any other state agency.
- Canada couple collects $18.5M lottery win. A Caledon, Ontario, couple have won $18.5 million in the latest Lotto 6/49 draw, right after collecting a $13,000 slot machine jackpot.
- Heartbreak: Lottery scam led to NJ grandmother's suicide. A Jamaica-based lottery scam promising a $2.5 million windfall cost Ann Mowle her entire life savings of $248,000 before the 72-year-old grandmother from Monroe decided she had enough.
- Two-time lottery winner picks up $15 million. A Canadian man who won a $340,000 prize just six months ago discovered Saturday that he had picked all six numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw, giving him a $15 million jackpot.
- Georgia lottery winner roundup. Some of the big wins Georgia lottery players have claimed in the past couple of weeks.
- New Mexico man claims $200,000 prize hours before it would expire. A New Mexico man delayed claiming a $200,000 Powerball prize in order to go elk hunting.
- Mega smiles for New York lottery winner. In only the second time a New York man played the lottery, he won a $75 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
- Auditors find 21 unreported wins by BC lottery retailers but no fraud. Auditors studying the integrity of B.C.'s public lottery system found 21 previously unreported lottery wins of $10,000 or more by retailers who sell tickets to the public, says an independent report released Thursday.
- Police file charges in illegal lottery. After a four-year investigation, Burlington, North Carolina, Police charged two men and have warrants drawn on a third in connection to a "butter and egg" lottery operation.
- Anti-smoking proponents want to use the lottery to enact more bans. The Texas Lottery Commission's sale of tickets in stores that allow smoking could be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the attorney general's office said.
- Kansas Lottery surpasses $1 billion mark in profits for the state. At ceremonies Friday in Topeka, director Ed Van Petten said sales revenue transferred to the state treasury on Thursday pushed the game's all-time profits over the $1 billion mark.
- Lottery ticket purchased in Fort Lauderdale wins $279,490 top prize. One winner of the Florida Lottery's "Fantasy 5'' game will collect $279,490.42, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Experts: Online-Gambling Ban Won't Work. Gamblers may look over their shoulder now, but experts say a new Internet gambling ban won't keep bettors from ponying up, just turn them on to overseas payment services out of the law's reach.
- U.S. Settles BetOnSports Online-Gambling Civil Case. A federal prosecutor reached a settlement Thursday with online gambling company BetOnSports PLC that permanently bars the London-based company from accepting any bets from the United States.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches whopping $310 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has grown to a near-record $310 million.
- 3 Tickets Split $70 Million Mega Millions Jackpot. Three winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's $70 million Mega Millions drawing.
- No share and share alike for fugitive lottery winner. A Spanish judge has ordered a six million euro (seven million dollars) lottery win be withheld after the winner disappeared with the winning ticket bought by a syndicate comprising himself and 19 former friends, judicial sources said.
- Former police chief wins millions in lottery. After 20 years of buying lottery tickets with the same pre-selected numbers, Glenn Phenicie's casual decision on Friday to buy a Maryland Lotto ticket with computer-generated random numbers netted him a $3.4 million payoff.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$315 Million
Nov 15, 2005
- 2.$258 Million
Nov 12, 2016
- 3.€180 Million
Nov 17, 2006
- 4.€168 Million
Nov 13, 2012
- 5.$200 Million
Nov 13, 2015
- 6.$185 Million
Nov 14, 2012
- 7.$168 Million
Nov 14, 2020
- 8.$165 Million
Nov 13, 2020
- 9.$163 Million
Nov 12, 2019
- 10.€129 Million
Nov 13, 2015
- 11.$132 Million
Nov 12, 2013
- 12.€104 Million
Nov 12, 2019
- 13.$110 Million
Nov 13, 2013
- 14.$107 Million
Nov 14, 2018
- 15.$106 Million
Nov 12, 2004
- 15.$106 Million
Nov 13, 2018
- 17.$103 Million
Nov 15, 2017
- 18.€90 Million
Nov 16, 2018
- 19.€90 Million
Nov 15, 2019
- 20.$95 Million
Nov 14, 2007
- 21.$82 Million
Nov 14, 2017
- 22.€64 Million
Nov 13, 2020
- 23.$75 Million
Nov 14, 2006
- 24.€63.39 Million
Nov 12, 2020
- 25.$73 Million
Nov 15, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Nov 12, 1981
39 years old
Monday, Nov 12, 1979
41 years old
Friday, Nov 12, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Nov 12, 1973
47 years old
Friday, Nov 12, 1971
49 years old
Thursday, Nov 12, 1970
50 years old
Thursday, Nov 12, 1970
50 years old
Thursday, Nov 12, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Nov 12, 1954
66 years old
Sunday, Nov 12, 1950
70 years old
Friday, Nov 12, 1948
72 years old
Thursday, Nov 12, 1942
78 years old
Wednesday, Nov 12, 1941
79 years old
Friday, Nov 12, 1937
83 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- The 7.3 Mw Kermanshah earthquake shakes the northern Iran-Iraq border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). At least 410 people are killed and over 7,000 are injured.
- Two suicide bombers detonate explosives in Bourj el-Barajneh, Beirut, killing 43 people and injuring over 200 others.
- The Philae lander, deployed from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, reaches the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
- Silvio Berlusconi tenders his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy, effective November 16, due in large part to the European sovereign debt crisis.
- A blast in Iran's Shahid Modarres missile base leads to the death of 17 of the Revolutionary Guards members, including Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, a key figure in Iran's missile program.
- Iraq War: In Nasiriyah, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
- Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record of 501 kilometres per hour (311 mph) for commercial railway systems, which remains the fastest for unmodified commercial rail vehicles.
- In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
- War in Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
- The 7.2 Mw Düzce earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 845 people are killed and almost 5,000 are injured.
- Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
- A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349 in the deadliest mid-air collision to date.
- Erdut Agreement regarding the peaceful resolution to the Croatian War of Independence is reached.
- Santa Cruz massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
- Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
- Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
- USSR: Yuri Andropov becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.
- Space Shuttle program: Mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a crewed spacecraft is launched into space twice.
- The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.
- Iran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, U.S. President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.
- France conducts the Oreste nuclear test as 14th in the group of 29, 1975-78 French nuclear tests series.
- The Comoros joins the United Nations.
- Vietnam War: As part of Vietnamization, U.S. President Richard Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.
- The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.
- The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan, becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.
- Vietnam War: Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the story of the My Lai Massacre.
- Terry Jo Duperrault is the sole survivor of a series of brutal murders aboard the ketch Bluebelle.
- A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
- Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations.
- In the midst of the Suez Crisis, Palestinian refugees are shot dead in Rafah by Israeli soldiers following the invasion of the Gaza Strip.
- Ellis Island ceased operations.
- In Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East sentences seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II.
- World War II: The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers, which sink the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway.
- World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days and ends with an American victory.
- World War II: Temperatures around Moscow drop to −12 °C (10 °F) as the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.
- World War II: The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.
- World War II: The Battle of Gabon ends as Free French Forces take Libreville, Gabon, and all of French Equatorial Africa from Vichy French forces.
- World War II: Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrives in Berlin to discuss the possibility of the Soviet Union joining the Axis Powers.
- In California, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
- Nazi Germany uses a referendum to ratify its withdrawal from the League of Nations.
- SS Vestris sinks approximately 200 miles (320 km) off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned.
- Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
- Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rapallo.
- Austria becomes a republic. After the proclamation, a coup attempt by the communist Red Guard is defeated by the social-democratic Volkswehr.
- King George I of Greece makes a triumphal entry into Thessaloniki after its liberation from 482 years of Ottoman rule.
- The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
- Norway holds a referendum resulting in popular approval of the Storting's decision to authorise the government to make the offer of the throne of the newly independent country.
- Abdur Rahman Khan accepts the Durand Line as the border between Afghanistan and the British Raj.
- Pudge Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
- Plymouth becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.
- Battle of Posada ends: Wallachian Voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army by ambush.
- Future Byzantine empress Zoe takes the throne as empress consort to Romanos III Argyros.
- The 13-year-old Lothair III is crowned at the Abbey of Saint-Remi as king of the West Frankish Kingdom.
Births On This Day
- Guillaume Cizeron, French ice dancer
- Luguelín Santos, Dominican sprinter
- Trey Burke, American basketball player
- Adam Larsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- Gijs Van Hoecke, Belgian cyclist
- Adrianna Franch, American soccer player and 2017 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year
- Florent Manaudou, French swimmer
- Harmeet Singh, Norwegian footballer
- Siim-Sander Vene, Estonian basketball player
- Hiroshi Kiyotake, Japanese footballer
- Russell Westbrook, American basketball player
- Jason Day, Australian golfer
- Kengo Kora, Japanese actor
- Ignazio Abate, Italian footballer
- Nedum Onuoha, English footballer
- Arianny Celeste, American model and actress
- Adlène Guedioura, French-Algerian footballer
- Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer
- Omarion, American singer, songwriter, actor and dancer
- Sandara Park, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
- Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean racing driver
- Charlie Morton, American baseball player
- Anne Hathaway, American actress
- Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer
- Annika Becker, German pole vaulter
- DJ Campbell, English footballer
- Sergio Floccari, Italian footballer
- Shaun Cooper, American bass player
- Nur Fettahoğlu, German-Turkish journalist and actress
- Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor, producer and singer
- Charlie Hodgson, English rugby player
- Matt Cappotelli, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2018)
- Cote de Pablo, Chilean actress
- Lucas Glover, American golfer
- Corey Maggette, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Matt Stevic, Australian footballer and umpire
- Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian-German actress
- Mista, Spanish footballer
- Ashley Williams, American actress
- Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
- Lee Murray, English mixed martial artist
- Tevin Campbell, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor
- Judith Holofernes, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Richelle Mead, American author and educator
- Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer and journalist
- Kiara Bisaro, Canadian mountain biker
- Jason Lezak, American swimmer
- Alessandro Birindelli, Italian footballer
- Radha Mitchell, Australian actress
- Vassilios Tsiartas, Greek footballer
- Chen Guangcheng, Chinese-American lawyer and activist
- Elektra, American wrestler, model, and dancer
- Tonya Harding, American figure skater
- Sarah Harmer, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Oscar Strasnoy, French-Argentine composer
- Ian Bremmer, American political scientist and author
- Jason Cundy, English footballer and sportscaster
- Rob Schrab, American writer and artist
- Kathleen Hanna, American singer-songwriter
- Sammy Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player
- Aaron Stainthorpe, English-German singer-songwriter
- Bassim Al-Karbalaei, Iraqi Eulogy Reciter
- Disco Inferno, American wrestler and manager
- Iryna Khalip, Belarusian journalist
- Michael Moorer, American boxer
- Grant Nicholas, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Lex Lang, American voice actor and producer
- Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
- David Ellefson, American bass player and songwriter
- Wang Kuang-hui, Taiwanese baseball player and coach
- Barbara Stühlmeyer, German musicologist, church musician and writer
- Kuniko Asagi, Japanese actress and television host
- Jon Dough, American porn actor, director, and producer (d. 2006)
- Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian journalist and actress
- Mark Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
- Neal Shusterman, American author and poet
- Naomi Wolf, American author and activist
- Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast and coach
- Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
- Maurane, Belgian singer and actress (d. 2018)
- Vincent Irizarry, American actor
- Toshihiko Sahashi, Japanese composer
- Megan Mullally, American actress and singer
- Mykola Vynnychenko, Ukrainian race walker
- Tim Samaras, American engineer, storm chaser (d. 2013)
- Les McKeown, Scottish pop singer
- Paul McNamee, Australian tennis player
- Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Barbara Fairchild, American country and gospel singer-songwriter
- Ron Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1992)
- Jack Reed, American soldier and politician
- Hassan Rouhani, Iranian lawyer and politician; 7th President of Iran
- Buck Dharma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Patrice Leconte, French director and screenwriter
- Alexandra Charles, Swedish businesswoman
- Michael Bishop, American author and educator
- Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Judith Roitman, American mathematician and academic
- Booker T. Jones, American pianist, saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
- Al Michaels, American sportscaster
- Errol Brown, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Brian Hyland, American pop singer
- Wallace Shawn, American actor, comedian and playwright
- Björn Waldegård, Swedish racing driver (d. 2014)
- John Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
- Amjad Khan, Indian actor & director (d. 1992)
- Michel Audet, Canadian economist and politician
- Jürgen Todenhöfer, German judge and politician
- Lucia Popp, Slovak soprano (d. 1993)
- Denis DeJordy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian journalist and politician, 3rd President of Tanzania
- Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1991)
- Charles Manson, American cult leader (d. 2017)
- John McGahern, Irish author and educator (d. 2006)
- Vavá, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2002)
- Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2014)
- Michael Ende, German author and fiction writer (d. 1995)
- Grace Kelly, American actress, later Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982)
- František Šťastný, Czech motorcycle racer and sportscaster (d. 2000)
- Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician and theorist (d. 1958)
- Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley, English lawyer and judge (d. 2016)
- Sam Jones, American bassist, cellist, and composer (d. 1981)
- Ian Graham, English archaeologist and explorer (d. 2017)
- Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Mexican poet and scholar (d. 2013)
- Tadeusz Borowski, Polish poet, author, and journalist (d. 1951)
- Kim Hunter, American actress (d. 2002)
- Richard Quine, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
- France Štiglic, Slovenian film director and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- Jo Stafford, American singer (d. 2008)
- Paul Emery, English racing driver (d. 1993)
- Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer and academic (d. 2000)
- Roland Barthes, French philosopher, theorist, and critic (d. 1980)
- Buck Clayton, American trumpet player and academic (d. 1991)
- Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (d. 1981)
- Harry Blackmun, American lawyer and judge (d. 1999)
- George Dillon, American soldier and poet (d. 1968)
- Louise Thaden, American pilot (d. 1979)
- Max Hoffman, Austrian-born car importer and businessman (d. 1981)
- Jack Oakie, American actor (d. 1978)
- James Luther Adams, American minister and theologian (d. 1994)
- Stanley Graham, New Zealand mass murderer (d. 1941)
- Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (d. 1999)
- Karl Marx, German composer and conductor (d. 1985)
- Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and author (d. 1987)
- Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Spanish tennis player (d. 1984)
- Nima Yooshij, Iranian poet and academic (d. 1960)
- Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian zoologist and comparative psychologist (d. 1976)
- Tudor Davies, Welsh tenor and actor (d. 1958)
- Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)
- DeWitt Wallace, American publisher and philanthropist, co-founded Reader's Digest (d. 1981)
- Günther Dyhrenfurth, German geologist and mountaineer (d. 1975)
- Ben Travers, English author and playwright (d. 1980)
- Olev Siinmaa, Estonian-Swedish architect (d. 1948)
- Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)
- William Fay, Irish actor and producer (d. 1947)
- Sun Yat-sen, Chinese physician and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (d. 1925)
- Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player and theoretician (d. 1908)
- Eduard Müller, Swiss lawyer and politician, 51st President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1919)
- John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
- Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator, created The Thinker (d. 1917)
- Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887)
- Bahá'u'lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Baháʼí Faith (d. 1892)
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (d. 1902)
- Thaddeus William Harris, American entomologist and botanist (d. 1856)
- Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Livonian physician and botanist (d. 1831)
- Piet Retief, South African ruler (d. 1838)
- Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1813)
- Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French admiral and explorer (d. 1811)
- Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (d. 1757)
- Francis Nicholson, British Army general and colonial administrator (d. 1727)
- Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican nun, poet, and scholar (d. 1695)
- Diego Luis de San Vitores, Spanish Jesuit missionary (d. 1672)
- Richard Baxter, English minister, poet, and theologian (d. 1691)
- Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (d. 1673)
- Albrecht of Hanau-Münzenberg, German nobleman (d. 1635)
- Claude of Valois (d. 1575)
- Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)
- Margaret of Anhalt-Köthen, Princess of Anhalt by birth, by marriage Duchess of Saxony (d. 1521)
- Johan Rantzau, German general (d. 1565)
- Jacques of Savoy, Count of Romont, Prince of Savoy (d. 1486)
Deaths On This Day
- Stan Lee, American comic book writer, editor, and publisher (b. 1922)
- Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (b. 1910)
- Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Egyptian Actor (b. 1946)
- Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer (b. 1983)
- Jihadi John, terrorist (b. 1988)
- Ravi Chopra, Indian director and producer (b. 1946)
- Warren Clarke, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1947)
- Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (b. 1929)
- Valery Senderov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1945)
- Steve Rexe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1947)
- Konrad Rudnicki, Polish astronomer and academic (b. 1926)
- Aleksandr Serebrov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1944)
- John Tavener, English composer and educator (b. 1944)
- Kurt Trampedach, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1943)
- Hans Hammarskiöld, Swedish photographer (b. 1925)
- Sergio Oliva, Cuban-American bodybuilder (b. 1941)
- Daniel Stern, American psychologist and theorist (b. 1934)
- Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (b. 1933)
- Catherine Baker Knoll, American educator and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1930)
- Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (b. 1947)
- K. C. Ibrahim, Indian cricketer (b. 1919)
- Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1929)
- Jonathan Brandis, American actor (b. 1976)
- Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director and screenwriter (b. 1986)
- Penny Singleton, American actress (b. 1908)
- Tony Thompson, American drummer (b. 1954)
- Albert Hague, German-American actor and composer (b. 1920)
- Tony Miles, English chess player and theoretician (b. 1955)
- Franck Pourcel, French conductor and composer (b. 1913)
- Roy Hollis, English footballer (b. 1925)
- Sally Shlaer, American mathematician and engineer (b. 1938)
- Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer and conductor (b. 1915)
- Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter and educator (b. 1940)
- H. R. Haldeman, American diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1926)
- Gabriele Tinti, Italian actor (b. 1932)
- Eve Arden, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
- Minoru Yasui, American lawyer and activist (b. 1916)
- William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)
- Mikhail Gurevich, Russian engineer, co-founded Mikoyan (b. 1893)
- Walter Piston, American composer and academic (b. 1894)
- Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1879)
- Tommy Wisdom, English racing driver and journalist (b. 1906)
- Johanna von Caemmerer, German mathematician (b. 1914)
- Liu Shaoqi, Chinese politician, 2nd Chairman of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
- Taher Saifuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 51st Da'i al-Mutlaq (b. 1888)
- Roque González Garza, Mexican general and acting president (1915) (b. 1885)
- Gustaf Söderström, Swedish shot putter, discus thrower, and tug of war competitor (b. 1865)
- Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer and architect, designed the Grand Hotel Aranybika (b. 1878)
- Tin Ujević, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1891)
- Sarah Wambaugh, American political scientist, world authority on plebiscites (b. 1882)
- Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (b. 1883)
- Julia Marlowe, English-American actress (b. 1865)
- Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (b. 1867)
- Albert Bond Lambert, American golfer and pilot (b. 1875)
- Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (b. 1861)
- Norman Bethune, Canadian physician and humanitarian (b. 1890)
- John Cady, American golfer (b. 1866)
- F. Holland Day, American photographer and publisher (b. 1864)
- Percival Lowell, American astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1855)
- William Henry Barlow, English engineer (b. 1812)
- Joseph James Cheeseman, Liberian politician, 12th President of Liberia (b. 1843)
- Elizabeth Gaskell, English author (b. 1810)
- William Christopher Zeise, Danish chemist who prepared Zeise's salt, one of the first organometallic compounds (b. 1789)
- Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1773)
- Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer, mathematician, and politician, 1st Mayor of Paris (b. 1736)
- Lord George Gordon, English politician (b. 1751)
- Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
- Thomas Fairfax, English general and politician (b. 1612)
- Hans Nansen, Danish politician (b. 1598)
- Josaphat Kuncevyc, Lithuanian archbishop (b. c. 1582)
- John Hawkins, English admiral and shipbuilder (b. 1532)
- Henry of Stolberg, German nobleman (b. 1509)
- Anne de Montmorency, French general and diplomat (b. 1493)
- Pietro Martire Vermigli, Italian theologian (b. 1500)
- Stephen Gardiner, English bishop and politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1497)
- Yang Jisheng (b. 1516), Ming dynasty official and Confucian martyr
- Zhang Jing, Ming Chinese general
- Louis III of Anjou (b. 1403)
- John Henry, Margrave of Moravia (b. 1322)
- John of Viktring, Austrian chronicler and political advisor (b. c.1270)
- Henry de Abergavenny, Prior of Abergavenny and Bishop of Llandaff
- Phillipe de Plessis, Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. 1165)
- Canute VI of Denmark (b. 1163)
- Duncan II of Scotland (b. 1060)
- William I, Count of Burgundy (b. 1020)
- Cnut the Great, Danish-English king (b. c.995)
- Notker Physicus, Swiss painter
- Burchard III, Frankish nobleman (b. c.915)
- Livinus, Irish apostle (b. c.580)
- Pope Boniface III