On This Day in History: November 15
November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 46 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Maryland man collects second big lottery prize in two years. A Maryland Lottery player followed up a big win two years ago with a $50,000 jackpot from a scratch-off ticket.
- Lottery player wins $150,000 in New Jersey, $100,000 in Pennsylvania. A New Jersey man is a two-state lottery winner after winning $150,000 in his home state and $100,000 in Pennsylvania.
- New York man claims other half of $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A New York man has claimed half of a $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot, becoming the largest lottery winner in New York state history.
- Kansas lottery winner rescues $50,000 ticket from trash. A Kansas man who won a $50,000 lottery prize had to rush back to the store when he realized his winning ticket had accidentally been thrown away.
- Another NC woman wins lottery twice in same day. For the second time in three weeks, a North Carolina woman had an amazing streak of luck when she purchased two winning lottery tickets in the same day.
- Mass. grandmother wins second $1 million lottery prize. A grandmother won $1 million on a scratch ticket at the very same Massachusetts grocery store where she won the same prize almost 20 years ago.
- $214 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $214 million for Saturday's drawing.
- Ontario Lottery tries to recover $12.5M insider win. More than seven years after a Toronto-area woman cashed in a stolen $12.5 million Lotto Super 7 ticket, Ontario's lottery corporation is trying to recoup the money, but the lengthy wait may have cost the Crown agency.
- Illinois Pick 4 lottery winners in huge line for record payout. An estimated 600 people waited in to claim a share of what may be the highest-ever total payout for the Illinois Lottery's "Pick Four" game.
- Year-old Indiana Lottery jackpot finally won. A retired steelworker is the recipient of the Indiana Lottery's infamous jackpot, which has been mysteriously building over a period of more than a year. Hoosier Lotto is typically won about a half-dozen times per year.
- New Penn. Lottery raffle game on sale next week. Millionaire Raffle, the successful groundbreaking game developed last year by the Pennsylvania Lottery, will create even more millionaires when the game returns for a third drawing on Saturday, Dec. 30.
- Michigan Lottery starts Millionaire Raffle game. Sales of the Michigan Lottery's latest game, Millionaire Raffle, started Sunday and and tickets are expected to sell out in just 10 days.
- N.C. lottery ticket agent guilty in fraud case. A Sylva, North Carolina, woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Jackson County Superior Court, after lying to a customer about a winning ticket.
- N.M. Lottery Director Resigns; Could Become N.C. Lottery Chief. The New Mexico Lottery Authority Board of Directors announced Tuesday that CEO Tom Shaheen has submitted his resignation.
- Pa. Man Charged With Redeeming Forged Winning Lottery Ticket. A Pennsylvania man is accused of redeeming a forged lottery ticket.
- Texas lawmakers hear allegations about lottery disaster site. The Texas Lottery Commission would not be able to resume critical functions in a timely manner if its headquarters were destroyed because its disaster recovery site lacks important equipment, a former lottery employee told lawmakers Monday.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again to $315 million. The estimated prize for the Mega Millions game today was raised to $315 million, the heftiest since Texas joined the multistate game in December 2003.
- Third N.C. Lottery commissioner resigns. Another member of the North Carolina State Lottery Commission has resigned, saying a potential conflict of interest has made it difficult for him to contribute to the panel.
- Mega Millions jackpot raised to $126 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $126 million Saturday.
- Powerball Jackpot Leaps to $72 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $72 million, with a cash option of $39.3 million.
- $40 Million: Florida Lotto Continues to Grow. Florida Lotto players have another chance to become a mega-millionaire, as no jackpot-winning ticket was sold for Saturday's drawing.
- Iowa man wins $100,000 lottery for second time. An eastern Iowa man has beat extraordinary odds by winning $100,000 from the Iowa Lottery's Cash Game a second time.
- BBC to lose exclusive rights to show UK National Lottery draws. The BBC is to lose exclusive television rights to the UK National Lottery because Camelot believes its games would be better promoted on rivals such as ITV and Channel Five.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$315 Million
Nov 15, 2005
- 2.$293 Million
Nov 16, 2016
- 3.€180 Million
Nov 17, 2006
- 4.$214 Million
Nov 17, 2012
- 5.$179 Million
Nov 18, 2020
- 6.$178 Million
Nov 15, 2019
- 7.$176 Million
Nov 17, 2020
- 8.€144 Million
Nov 17, 2015
- 9.$149 Million
Nov 15, 2013
- 10.€100 Million
Nov 15, 2013
- 11.$130 Million
Nov 16, 2013
- 12.$126 Million
Nov 16, 2004
- 13.€114 Million
Nov 15, 2019
- 14.$124 Million
Nov 17, 2018
- 15.$122 Million
Nov 16, 2018
- 16.$109 Million
Nov 17, 2007
- 17.$103 Million
Nov 15, 2017
- 18.€90 Million
Nov 16, 2018
- 19.€90 Million
Nov 15, 2019
- 20.$95 Million
Nov 17, 2017
- 21.€74 Million
Nov 17, 2020
- 22.€65.44 Million
Nov 17, 2020
- 23.$73 Million
Nov 18, 2008
- 23.$73 Million
Nov 15, 2016
- 25.€61.08 Million
Nov 20, 2020
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Nov 15, 1993
27 years old
Tuesday, Nov 15, 1988
32 years old
Saturday, Nov 15, 1975
45 years old
Monday, Nov 15, 1971
49 years old
Sunday, Nov 15, 1970
50 years old
Saturday, Nov 15, 1969
51 years old
Wednesday, Nov 15, 1967
53 years old
Sunday, Nov 15, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Nov 15, 1963
57 years old
Thursday, Nov 15, 1962
58 years old
Thursday, Nov 15, 1951
69 years old
Wednesday, Nov 15, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Hong Kong's High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city's Parliament.
- Sony releases the PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console.
- Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
- Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.
- Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.
- The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300.
- Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
- A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.
- Jharkhand officially becomes the 28th state of India, formed from eighteen districts of southern Bihar.
- The Communist People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.
- In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.
- The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
- In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.
- A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
- The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
- Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus declares independence. Recognized only by Turkey.
- A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
- A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.
- René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.
- Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
- Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
- Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death".
- The Cleveland Transit System becomes the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city's downtown to its major airport.
- The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.
- Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
- A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
- The first part of Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.
- Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.
- Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
- The Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps".
- World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
- In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
- Thailand has its first election.
- The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17-man crew.
- The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
- At least 300 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
- First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.
- The Free City of Danzig is established.
- Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League.
- Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.
- American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins Sherman's March to the Sea.
- Pike Expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)
- American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
- The secondly-built Castellania in Valletta is officially inaugurated with the blessing of the interior Chapel of Sorrows.
- Battle of Zsibó: Austrian-Danish victory over the Kurucs (Hungarians).
- Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
- Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.
- Battle of Morgarten: The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.
- Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
Births On This Day
- Catie Munnings, British rally driver
- Blake Pieroni, American swimmer
- Karl-Anthony Towns, Dominican-American basketball player
- Bryce Cartwright, Australian rugby league player
- Paulo Dybala, Argentine footballer
- Saaya Irie, Japanese actress and singer
- Sofia Goggia, Italian skier
- Minami Minegishi, Japanese singer
- Daniela Seguel, Chilean tennis player
- Trevor Story, American baseball player
- Kevin Wimmer, Austrian footballer
- Maxime Colin, French footballer
- Shailene Woodley, American actress
- Jonalyn Viray, Filipino singer
- Morgan Parra, French rugby player
- Billy Twelvetrees, English rugby player
- Sergio Llull, Spanish basketball player
- Coye Francies, American football player
- Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player
- Jerry Roush, American singer-songwriter
- Lily Aldridge, American model
- Charron Fisher, American basketball player
- Simon Spender, Welsh footballer
- Asia Kate Dillon, American actor and producer
- Dominic Carroll, Gibraltarian runner
- Sasha Pavlović, Serbian basketball player
- Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
- D. J. Fitzpatrick, American football player
- Rio Hirai, Japanese actress
- Joe Kowalewski, American football player
- Benjamin Krause, German rugby player
- Giaan Rooney, Australian swimmer
- Lofa Tatupu, American football player
- Kalu Uche, Nigerian footballer
- Drew Hodgdon, American football player
- Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
- Ace Young, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Brooks Bollinger, American football player and coach
- Josemi, Spanish footballer
- Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
- Floyd Womack, American football player
- Sean Murray, American actor
- Peter Phillips, English businessman
- Robaire Smith, American football player
- Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian, actor, and stuntman
- Virginie Ledoyen, French actress
- Sule, Indonesian comedian and actor
- Scott Henshall, English fashion designer
- Yannick Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player
- Boris Živković, Croatian footballer
- Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress
- Alamgir Sheriyar, English cricketer
- Jonny Lee Miller, English-American actor
- Jay Harrington, American actor
- Martin Pieckenhagen, German footballer
- Ilija Aračić, Croatian footballer and coach
- Jack Ingram, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alexander Kvitashvili, Georgian-Ukrainian academic and politician, 19th Ukrainian Minister of Healthcare
- Patrick M'Boma, Cameroonian footballer
- Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (d. 2004)
- Fausto Brizzi, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Teodoro Casiño, Filipino journalist and politician
- Jennifer Charles, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Uwe Rösler, German footballer and manager
- Greg Anthony, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Cynthia Breazeal, American computer scientist, roboticist, and academic
- Pedro Borbón, Jr., Dominican baseball player
- E-40, American rapper and actor
- Wayne Harrison, English footballer (d. 2013)
- François Ozon, French director, producer, and screenwriter
- Gus Poyet, Uruguayan footballer and manager
- Jon Preston, New Zealand rugby player
- Rachel True, American actress
- Nigel Bond, English snooker player
- Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
- Stelios Aposporis, Greek footballer and manager
- Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2011)
- Tiit Sokk, Estonian basketball player and coach
- Andrew Castle, English tennis player and television host
- Benny Elias, Lebanese-Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Kevin J. O'Connor, American actor
- Mark Acres, American basketball player and educator
- Judy Gold, American comedian, actress, and producer
- Hugh McGahan, New Zealand rugby league player
- Dawn Airey, English broadcaster
- Tibor Fischer, English author
- Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Australian actor and director
- Gu Kailai, Chinese lawyer and businesswoman
- Lesley Laird, British politician
- Gerry Connolly, Australian comedian and actor
- Kevin Eubanks, American guitarist and composer
- Harold Marcuse, American historian and educator
- Michael Woythe, German footballer and manager
- Michael Hampton, American guitarist and producer
- Joe Leeway, English pop singer-songwriter and percussionist
- Kevin S. Bright, American director and producer
- Emma Dent Coad, British politician
- Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Polish journalist and politician, 3rd President of Poland
- Randy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Tony Thompson, American R&B, disco, and rock drummer (d. 2003)
- Alexander O'Neal, American R&B singer-songwriter and arranger
- James Widdoes, American actor, director, and producer
- Rick Atkinson, American journalist, historian, and author
- Randy Savage, American wrestler (d. 2011)
- Beverly D'Angelo, American actress, singer, and producer
- Egon Vaupel, German lawyer and politician, 16th Mayor of Marburg
- Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Filipino journalist, lawyer, politician and diplomat
- Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lankan cardinal
- Bill Richardson, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
- Ken Sutcliffe, Australian journalist and sportscaster
- Vassilis Goumas, Greek basketball player
- Roger Donaldson, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Bob Gunton, American actor and singer
- Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian-Swedish singer
- Daniel Barenboim, Argentinian-Israeli pianist and conductor
- Rick Kemp, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Daniel Pinkwater, American author and illustrator
- Roberto Cavalli, Italian fashion designer
- Tony Mendez, American CIA technical operations officer (d. 2019)
- Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor and screenwriter
- Hank Wangford, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and physician
- Sam Waterston, American actor
- Terry Bradbury, English footballer and manager
- Yaphet Kotto, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2021)
- Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (d. 2015)
- Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
- H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (d. 2003)
- Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (d. 1998)
- Nera White, American basketball player (d. 2016)
- Joanna Barnes, American actress and author
- Peter Dickinson, English pianist and composer
- Gloria Foster, American actress (d. 2001)
- Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)
- Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter and actress
- Clyde McPhatter, American singer (d. 1972)
- Alvin Plantinga, American philosopher, author, and academic
- John Kerr, American actor, singer, and lawyer (d. 2013)
- Mwai Kibaki, Kenyan economist and politician, 3rd President of Kenya
- Pascal Lissouba, Congolese politician, President of the Republic of the Congo (d. 2020)
- J. G. Ballard, English novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2009)
- Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (d. 2015)
- Ed Asner, American actor, singer, and producer
- Joe Hinton, American singer (d. 1968)
- C. W. McCall, American singer-songwriter and politician
- Seldon Powell, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1997)
- Bill Rowling, New Zealand politician, 30th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1995)
- Thomas Williams, American author and academic (d. 1990)
- Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2014)
- Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2013)
- Văn Cao, Vietnamese composer, poet, and painter (d. 1995)
- Samuel Klein, Polish-Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, founded Casas Bahia (d. 2014)
- Francis Brunn, German juggler (d. 2004)
- David Sidney Feingold, American biochemist and academic (d. 2019)
- Francesco Rosi, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Carol Bruce, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
- Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (d. 2017)
- Nita Barrow, Barbadian nurse and politician, 7th Governor-General of Barbados (d. 1995)
- Bill Melendez, Mexican-American voice actor, animator, director, and producer (d. 2008)
- V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge (d. 2014)
- Jack Dyer, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2003)
- Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist and poet (d. 2005)
- Harald Keres, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2010)
- Yi Wu, Japanese-Korean colonel (d. 1945)
- Carlo Abarth, Italian engineer and businessman, founded Abarth (d. 1979)
- Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel (d. 1944)
- Curtis LeMay, American general and politician (d. 1990)
- Mantovani, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1980)
- Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 1974)
- Avdy Andresson, Estonian-American soldier and diplomat, Estonian Minister of War (d. 1990)
- Aneurin Bevan, Welsh journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1960)
- Sacheverell Sitwell, English author and critic (d. 1988)
- Leonard Lord, English businessman (d. 1967)
- Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
- Antoni Słonimski, Polish journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)
- Naomi Childers, American actress (d. 1964)
- W. Averell Harriman, American businessman and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1986)
- Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (d. 1944)
- Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (d. 1969)
- Artie Matthews, American pianist and composer (d. 1958)
- Marianne Moore, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1972)
- Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter and educator (d. 1986)
- René Guénon, French-Egyptian philosopher and author (d. 1951)
- Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (d. 1965)
- Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (d. 1960)
- Lewis Stone, American actor (d. 1953)
- Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (d. 1941)
- August Krogh, Danish zoologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
- Sara Josephine Baker, American physician and academic (d. 1945)
- Emil Racoviță, Romanian biologist, zoologist, and explorer (d. 1947)
- Emil Krebs, German polyglot (d. 1930)
- John Earle, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1932)
- Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1946)
- Christopher Hornsrud, Norwegian businessman and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960)
- Tewfik Pasha, Egyptian ruler (d. 1892)
- Mary E. Byrd, American astronomer and educator (d. 1934)
- Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (d. 1880)
- Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1869)
- Jérôme Bonaparte, French husband of Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1860)
- José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Mexican journalist and author (d. 1827)
- Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (d. 1830)
- Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1809)
- Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss poet and physiognomist (d. 1801)
- William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (d. 1822)
- William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1778)
- Eusebius Amort, German poet and theologian (d. 1775)
- Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss-American settler and author (d. 1743)
- Hermann von der Hardt, German historian and orientalist (d. 1746)
- Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)
- Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)
- Johannes Secundus, Dutch poet and author (d. 1536)
- Eleanor of Austria, queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
- Nicholas V, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1455)
- John I, king of France and Navarre (d. 1316)
- B'utz Aj Sak Chiik, Mayan king (d. 501)
Deaths On This Day
- Lil Peep, American singer and rapper (b. 1996)
- Mose Allison, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1927)
- Gisèle Prassinos, French author (b. 1920)
- Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (b. 1930)
- Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (b. 1929)
- Jack Bridger Chalker, English painter and academic (b. 1918)
- Lucien Clergue, French photographer and educator (b. 1934)
- Valéry Mézague, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1983)
- Reg Withers, Australian soldier and politician, Australian Minister for the Capital Territory (b. 1924)
- Sheila Matthews Allen, American actress and producer (b. 1929)
- Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (b. 1919)
- Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (b. 1930)
- Théophile Abega, Cameroonian footballer and politician (b. 1954)
- Luís Carreira, Portuguese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
- Maleli Kunavore, Fijian rugby player (b. 1983)
- K. C. Pant, Indian politician, 18th Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1931)
- Frode Thingnæs, Norwegian trombonist, composer, and conductor (b. 1940)
- Oba Chandler, American murderer (b. 1946)
- Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (b. 1932)
- Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
- William Edwin Self, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
- Serbian Patriarch Pavle II (b. 1914)
- Grace Hartigan, American painter (b. 1922)
- Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
- David K. Wyatt, American historian and author (b. 1937)
- Adrian Rogers, American pastor and author (b. 1931)
- Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1959)
- Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
- John Morgan, Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (b. 1910)
- Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
- Laurence Tisch, American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (b. 1923)
- Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (b. 1924)
- Edoardo Agnelli, son of industrialist Gianni Agnelli, converted to Shia Islam (b. 1954)
- Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (b. 1941)
- Ludvík Daněk, Czech discus thrower (b. 1937)
- Saul Chaplin, American director and composer (b. 1912)
- Alger Hiss, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1904)
- Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
- Billo Frómeta, Dominican conductor and composer (b. 1915)
- Ieronymos I of Athens, Greek archbishop and theologian (b. 1905)
- Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter, photographer, and poet (b. 1913)
- John Grimaldi, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1955)
- Charlie Grimm, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
- John Le Mesurier, English actor (b. 1912)
- Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (b. 1895)
- Martín de Álzaga, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1901)
- Steve Macko, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)
- Enid Markey, American actress (b. 1894)
- Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani poet and scholar (b. 1938)
- Bill Lee, American actor and singer (b. 1916)
- Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)
- Jean Gabin, French actor, singer, and producer (b. 1904)
- Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (b. 1903)
- Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Egyptian-Greek politician (b. 1884)
- Michael J. Adams, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
- Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter and wrestler (b. 1877)
- William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (b. 1887)
- Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (b. 1888)
- Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b. 1883)
- Johanna Westerdijk, Dutch pathologist and academic (b. 1883)
- Robert Raymond Cook, Canadian murderer (b. 1937)
- Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
- Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)
- Emma Richter, German paleontologist (b. 1888)
- Lionel Barrymore, American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1878)
- Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (b. 1862)
- Narayan Apte, Indian activist, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1911)
- Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1910)
- Frank Chapman, American ornithologist and photographer (b. 1864)
- Wal Handley, English motorcycle racer (b. 1902)
- Dimitrios Gounaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1866)
- Petros Protopapadakis, Greek mathematician and politician, 107th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1854)
- Nikolaos Stratos, Greek lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1872)
- Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor (b. 1862)
- Mohammad Farid, Egyptian lawyer and politician (b. 1868)
- Alfred Werner, French-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
- Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1858)
- Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
- Wilhelm Raabe, German author (b. 1831)
- Cixi, China empress dowager and regent (b. 1835)
- Alfred Kennerley, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1810)
- Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish-Canadian serial killer (b. 1850)
- Maria II, Portuguese queen and regent (b. 1819)
- William Knibb, English Baptist minister and Jamaican missionary (b. 1803)
- Herman of Alaska, Russian missionary and saint (b. 1750s)
- Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist and businessman (b. 1767)
- Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
- John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (b. 1723)
- Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)
- James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1658)
- Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
- Tsangyang, Tibetan dalai lama (b. 1683)
- Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (b. 1620)
- John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop, philosopher, and educator (b. 1592)
- Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1571)
- Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and martyr (b. 1576)
- Martin Frobisher, English seaman and explorer
- Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian preacher, founder of the Unitarian Church of Transylvania (b. 1510)
- Catherine of York, English princess (b. 1479)
- Giovanni Antonio Del Balzo Orsini, Italian nobleman
- Otto V, duke of Bavaria
- Joanna of Pfirt, duchess of Austria
- James I of Urgell, Spanish nobleman (b. 1321)
- Albertus Magnus, German bishop, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1193)
- Frederick of Isenberg, German nobleman (b. 1193)
- Margaret I, countess of Flanders
- Leopold III, margrave of Austria (b. 1073)
- Odo II, French nobleman (b. 983)
- Æthelhere, king of East Anglia
- Penda of Mercia, king of Mercia
- Malo, Breton bishop and saint
- 165 BCE
- Mattathias, Jewish resistance leader