On This Day in History: November 17
November 17 is the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 44 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Michigan Lottery cracks down on retailers who cheat customers. The Michigan Lottery is placing renewed emphasis on cracking down on lottery retailers that cheat customers in order to enrich themselves.
- NJ man goes on 10-store, 900-ticket lotto theft spree. An alleged lottery ticket thief was not lucky enough to get away with stealing 900 New Jersey Lottery tickets, let alone hit the potential $5 million jackpot, according to police.
- $7 million lottery winner sees new opportunities on the horizon. An Indiana man says winning $7 million from the Hoosier Lottery brings "a lot of opportunity," but that's not the first thing he said when he scratched off his winning Lottery ticket.
- NY judge sides with attorney general against fantasy sports websites. New York convinced a state court late Monday to reject demands from DraftKings and FanDuel — two popular fantasy sports operators — to issue restraining orders blocking the state attorney general from making good on his threats to shut them down in New York.
- N.Y. doorman who won lottery loses battle with cancer. A Park Avenue doorman who catapulted to fame after winning a $5 million jackpot has lost his battle with cancer.
- Retired chaplain cleans desk, finds $1 million winning lottery ticket. A retired hospice chaplain from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, was sitting on a $1 million winning lottery ticket for two months until two weeks ago when he decided to clean up his desk.
- Another man claims to have lost $254M Powerball ticket. A 21-year-old Danbury, Connecticut, man claims he had the winning ticket for the Nov. 2 Powerball drawing but lost it.
- Former W.V. Lottery inspector admits lying to feds. A former inspector with the West Virginia Lottery Commission admitted Wednesday
that she lied to investigators about taking money from a former state delegate
who ran an illegal gambling ring in West Virginia and Kentucky.
- Colossal Fail: Cowboys lottery game winners not getting tickets after all. Two winners of a Cowboys-themed scratch game from the Texas Lottery were advised by letter that they won 2011 Season tickets, but then the lottery informed them it was a clerical error, and they would not get the tickets.
- S.C. Lottery crowns 2 millionaires in raffle draw. The winning numbers have been selected in the South Carolina lottery game that is going to make two instant millionaires.
- Idaho Lottery Commission approves Mega Millions. The Idaho State Lottery Commission announced Tuesday that Mega Millions could start selling tickets in Idaho early as Jan. 31, 2010.
- Louisiana Lottery reports $7.6M in October lotto prizes. Traveling to New Jersey for Thanksgiving, making upgrades to a recently purchased property and repairing a pick-up truck are just some of the ways winners of the Louisiana Lottery's scratch-off games plan to spend the more than $6 million claimed in October.
- Pa. clerk stole $48K in lottery tickets. A woman faces a preliminary hearing on charges she stole $48,000 worth of instant-win Pennsylvania lottery tickets from the convenience store where she worked.
- Iowa joins multi-state Mega Millions lottery. Iowa Lottery players will soon be able to make their first drawing for Mega Millions, a popular multistate game that paid a record $390 million jackpot two years ago.
- N.Y. Lottery looks to increase prizes through investment strategies. The New York Lottery is proposing a gamble where the odds aren't always in its favor -- moving its $1.3 billion prize fund into investments such as stocks, corporate bonds, real estate and hedge funds and out of the safety of U.S. Treasuries.
- N.C. lottery commission hires former New Mexico chief to run game. North Carolina has put the future of its new lottery in the hands of a former head of the New Mexico Lottery who has helped launch lotteries in three other states.
- For some lottery winners jackpot is a 'nightmare'. For a lot of people, winning the lottery is the American dream. But some say the reality is more like a nightmare.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows to $25 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 303,827 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.1 million in prizes in America's Game.
- One ticket wins $6 million in Florida Lotto. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Reaction to keno vote is mixed. The Kentucky Lottery Commission authorized the creation of a new keno game Friday to shore up a cash-strapped state scholarship program despite opposition to the move by state political leaders.
- Lottery winnings at heart of lawsuit. Deer hunting, snack food and Powerball have propelled two Laotian immigrants into a Polk County (Iowa) court battle over how they should split the proceeds of a winning lottery ticket.
- Lottery-ticket company wooing Tennessee. Already the country's leading supplier of instant lottery tickets, Scientific Games International is now moving into online gaming - and hopes to make Tennessee its newest customer.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$333.5 Million
Nov 19, 2016
- 2.€180 Million
Nov 17, 2006
- 3.$214 Million
Nov 17, 2012
- 4.$192 Million
Nov 19, 2019
- 5.$165 Million
Nov 19, 2013
- 6.€144 Million
Nov 17, 2015
- 7.$149 Million
Nov 19, 2004
- 8.$139 Million
Nov 20, 2018
- 9.€123 Million
Nov 19, 2019
- 10.$124 Million
Nov 17, 2018
- 11.$119 Million
Nov 18, 2017
- 12.$109 Million
Nov 17, 2007
- 13.€90 Million
Nov 22, 2019
- 14.$95 Million
Nov 17, 2017
- 15.$82 Million
Nov 18, 2016
- 16.$80 Million
Nov 20, 2019
- 17.$78 Million
Nov 18, 2000
- 18.€65.05 Million
Nov 17, 2018
- 19.$73 Million
Nov 18, 2008
- 20.$72 Million
Nov 17, 2004
- 21.€60.44 Million
Nov 18, 2017
- 22.$70 Million
Nov 18, 2015
- 23.$60 Million
Nov 19, 2011
- 23.$60 Million
Nov 19, 2014
- 25.€50 Million
Nov 17, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Nov 17, 1983
36 years old
Wednesday, Nov 17, 1982
37 years old
Tuesday, Nov 17, 1981
38 years old
Wednesday, Nov 17, 1976
43 years old
Sunday, Nov 17, 1974
45 years old
Sunday, Nov 17, 1974
45 years old
Sunday, Nov 17, 1968
51 years old
Sunday, Nov 17, 1963
56 years old
Saturday, Nov 17, 1956
63 years old
Wednesday, Nov 17, 1954
65 years old
Monday, Nov 17, 1952
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Fifty people are killed when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashes at Kazan Airport, Russia.
- A rare late-season tornado outbreak strikes the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are most affected with tornado reports as far north as lower Michigan. In all around six dozen tornadoes touch down in approximately an 11-hour time period, including seven EF3 and two EF4 tornadoes.
- At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.
- A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
- Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
- In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre.
- United States House of Representatives passes a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.
- In Nigeria, General Sani Abacha ousts the government of Ernest Shonekan in a military coup.
- Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, becomes active again and erupts.
- Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
- The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.
- Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification. The first stage from Ferny Grove to Darra is commissioned.
- The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas.
- Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."
- The Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
- Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.
- Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
- Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, Finland to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
- British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.
- Viewers of the Raiders-Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.
- Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress."
- President John F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C., region.
- Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft. There are no fatalities.
- The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland, are evacuated to the mainland.
- Lhamo Dondrub is officially named the 14th Dalai Lama.
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 89 relating to the Palestine Question is adopted.
- The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
- American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century.
- Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. All Czech universities are shut down and more than 1,200 students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
- The United States recognizes the Soviet Union.
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, which is the first black Greek-lettered organization founded at an American historically black college or university, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
- The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party splits into two groups: The Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority").
- The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, which later became the first ice hockey league to openly trade and hire players, began play at Pittsburgh's Schenley Park Casino.
- H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Serbo-Bulgarian War: The decisive Battle of Slivnitsa begins.
- First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy by anarchist Giovanni Passannante, who was armed with a dagger. The King survived with a slight wound in an arm. Prime Minister Benedetto Cairoli blocked the aggressor, receiving an injury in a leg.
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Slavonic March" is given its premiere performance in Moscow, Russia.
- The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
- In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
- American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins: Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee, under siege.
- Modified Julian Day zero.
- The city of Denver, Colorado is founded.
- American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
- Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi's first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.
- Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Gran Colombia.
- Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)
- José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
- Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
- The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
- French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Bridge of Arcole: French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
- Articles of Confederation (United States) are submitted to the states for ratification.
- English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
- Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
- Henry VIII of England concludes the Treaty of Westminster, a pledge of mutual aid against the French, with Ferdinand II of Aragon.
- Sharif ul-Hāshim establishes the Sultanate of Sulu.
- John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
- The Battle of Mizushima takes place.
- Emperor Charles the Fat is deposed by the Frankish magnates in an assembly at Frankfurt. His nephew Arnulf of Carinthia is elected as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.
- Japanese Emperor Kanmu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.
Births On This Day
- Taylor Gold, American snowboarder
- Danielle Kettlewell, Australian synchronised swimmer
- Alex Sheedy, Australian basketball player
- Ryan Griffin, American football player
- Roman Zozulya, Ukrainian football striker
- Craig Noone, English footballer
- Gemma Spofforth, English swimmer
- Justine Michelle Cain, English actress
- Everth Cabrera, Nicaraguan baseball player
- Fabio Concas, Italian footballer
- Nani, Portuguese footballer
- Greg Rutherford, English long jumper
- Luis Aguiar, Uruguayan footballer
- Sékou Camara, Malian footballer (d. 2013)
- Carolina Neurath, Swedish journalist
- Amanda Evora, American figure skater
- Park Han-byul, South Korean model and actress
- Viva Bianca, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Ioannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
- Ryan Bradley, American figure skater
- Ryan Braun, American baseball player
- Trevor Crowe, American baseball player
- Jodie Henry, Australian swimmer
- Harry Lloyd, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Nick Markakis, American baseball player
- Scott Moore, American baseball player
- Christopher Paolini, American author
- Katie Feenstra-Mattera, American basketball player
- Otacílio Mariano Neto, Brazilian footballer
- Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
- Hollie Smith, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Sarah Harding, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
- Jay Bradley, American wrestler
- Isaac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Matthew Spring, English footballer
- Glen Air, Australian rugby league player
- Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress and stuntwoman
- Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress
- Reggie Wayne, American football player
- Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
- Paul Shepherd, English footballer
- Diane Neal, American actress and director
- Kinga Baranowska, Polish mountaineer
- Lee Carseldine, Australian cricketer
- Roland de Marigny, South African-Italian rugby player
- Lord Infamous, American rapper (d. 2013)
- Jerome James, American basketball player
- Eunice Barber, Sierra Leonean-French heptathlete and long jumper
- Berto Romero, Spanish comedian and actor
- Andreas Hedlund, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
- Eli Marrero, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Bernd Schneider, German footballer
- Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater and coach
- Leslie Bibb, American actress and producer
- Kimya Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Joanne Goode, English badminton player
- Lorraine Pascale, English model and chef
- Leonard Roberts, American actor
- David Ramsey, American actor
- Paul Allender, English guitarist and songwriter
- Tania Zaetta, Australian actress
- Ryōtarō Okiayu, Japanese voice actor and singer
- Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player
- Rebecca Walker, American author
- Sean Miller, American basketball player and coach
- Tab Benoit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ronnie DeVoe, American singer, producer, and actor
- Alvin Patrimonio, Filipino basketball player and manager
- Ben Allison, American bassist and composer
- Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
- Kate Ceberano, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
- Richard Fortus, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Daisy Fuentes, Cuban-American model and actress
- Sophie Marceau, French actress, director, and screenwriter
- Darren Beadman, Australian jockey
- Amanda Brown, Australian violinist and composer
- Susan Rice, American academic and politician, 24th United States National Security Advisor
- Mitch Williams, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
- Robert Stethem, American soldier (d. 1985)
- Pat Toomey, American businessman and politician
- Michael Hertwig, German footballer and manager
- Jonathan Ross, English actor and talk show host
- RuPaul, American drag queen performer, actor, and singer
- Terry Fenwick, English footballer and manager
- William R. Moses, American actor and producer
- Jaanus Tamkivi, Estonian politician
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress and singer
- Jim Babjak, American guitarist and songwriter (The Smithereens)
- Jim McGovern, Scottish politician
- Peter Cox, English singer-songwriter (Go West)
- Yolanda King, American actress and activist (d. 2007)
- Dennis Maruk, Ukrainian-Canadian ice hockey player
- Chopper Read, Australian criminal and author (d. 2013)
- Babis Tennes, Greek footballer and manager
- David Emanuel, Welsh fashion designer
- Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player
- Runa Laila, Bangladeshi singer
- Cyril Ramaphosa, South African businessman and politician, 7th Deputy President of South Africa
- Butch Davis, American football player and coach
- Werner Hoyer, German economist and politician
- Dean Paul Martin, American singer, actor, and pilot (d. 1987)
- Stephen Root, American actor
- Jack Vettriano, Scottish painter and philanthropist
- Roland Matthes, German swimmer
- John Boehner, American businessman and politician, 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
- Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Vietnam
- Michael Wenden, Australian swimmer
- Howard Dean, American physician and politician, 79th Governor of Vermont
- East Bay Ray, American guitarist
- Rod Clements, British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist (Lindisfarne)
- Martin Barre, English guitarist and songwriter
- Terry Branstad, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Governor of Iowa
- Petra Burka, Dutch-Canadian figure skater and coach
- Lesley Abdela, English journalist and activist
- Jeremy Hanley, English accountant and politician, British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
- Elvin Hayes, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Roland Joffé, English-French director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jim Boeheim, American basketball player and coach
- Malcolm Bruce, English-Scottish journalist, academic, and politician
- Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Byrds) (d. 1991)
- Danny DeVito, American actor, director, and producer
- Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect and academic, designed the Seattle Central Library
- Lorne Michaels, Canadian-American screenwriter and producer, created Saturday Night Live
- Tom Seaver, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Sammy Younge Jr., American civil rights activist (d. 1966)
- Lauren Hutton, American model and actress
- Derek Clayton, English-Australian runner
- Partha Dasgupta, Bangladeshi economist and academic
- Bob Gaudio, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Lesley Rees, English endocrinologist and academic
- István Rosztóczy, Hungarian-Japanese microbiologist and physician (d. 1993)
- Martin Scorsese, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
- Luke Kelly, Irish singer, folk musician and actor (d. 1984)
- Auberon Waugh, English journalist and author (d. 2001)
- Charles Guthrie, Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank, Scottish general
- Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Peter Cook, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Crispian Hollis, English Roman Catholic bishop
- Bobby Joe Conrad, American football player
- Toni Sailer, Austrian skier and actor (d. 2009)
- Jim Inhofe, American soldier and politician, senior senator of Oklahoma
- Anthony King, Canadian-English psephologist and academic (d. 2017)
- Terry Rand, American basketball player (d. 2014)
- Dan Osinski, American baseball player (d. 2013)
- Orlando Peña, Cuban-American baseball player and scout
- Jeremy Black, English admiral (d. 2015)
- Bob Mathias, American decathlete, actor, and politician (d. 2006)
- Gorō Naya, Japanese actor and director (d. 2013)
- Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
- Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 2005)
- Rance Howard, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
- Colin McDonald, Australian cricketer
- Robert Drasnin, American clarinet player and composer (d. 2015)
- Fenella Fielding, English actress (d. 2018)
- Nicholas Taylor, Canadian geologist, businessman, and politician
- Jean Faut, American baseball player and bowler
- Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
- Charles Mackerras, American-Australian oboe player and conductor (d. 2010)
- Hubertus Brandenburg, Swedish bishop (d. 2009)
- Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
- Aristides Pereira, Cape Verdean politician, 1st President of Cape Verde (d. 2011)
- Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2001)
- Stanley Cohen, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Jack Froggatt, English footballer (d. 1993)
- Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter and illustrator
- Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgian singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
- Gemini Ganesan, Indian actor and director (d. 2002)
- Kim Heungsou, Korean painter and educator (d. 2014)
- Ruth Aaronson Bari, American mathematician (d. 2005)
- Shelby Foote, American historian and author (d. 2005)
- Christian Fouchet, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1974)
- Israel Regardie, English occultist and author (d. 1985)
- Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman, co-founded the Honda Motor Company (d. 1991)
- Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
- Mischa Auer, Russian-American actor (d. 1967)
- Astrid of Sweden (d. 1935)
- Arthur Chipperfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1987)
- Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor and architect (d. 1988)
- Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- Walter Hallstein, German academic and politician, 1st President of the European Commission (d. 1982)
- Lee Strasberg, Ukrainian-American actor and director (d. 1982)
- Douglas Shearer, Canadian-American engineer (d. 1971)
- Frank Fay, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1961)
- Lev Vygotsky, Belarusian-Russian psychologist and philosopher (d. 1934)
- Gregorio López, Mexican journalist, author, and poet (d. 1966)
- Lester Allen, American screen, stage, vaudeville, circus actor, and film director (d. 1949)
- Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English field marshal (d. 1976)
- Walter Terence Stace, English-American philosopher, academic, and civil servant (d. 1967)
- Grace Abbott, American social worker (d. 1939)
- Augustus Goessling, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1963)
- Frank Calder, English-Canadian journalist and businessman (d. 1943)
- Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist and academic (d. 1918)
- Voltairine de Cleyre, American author and activist (d. 1912)
- Joseph Babinski, French neurologist and academic (d. 1932)
- Hubert Lyautey, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1934)
- Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
- Petko Slaveykov, Bulgarian journalist and poet (d. 1895)
- August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian composer and historian (d. 1876)
- Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter, historian, and academic (d. 1865)
- August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1868)
- Charlotte Georgine, duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
- Jacques MacDonald, French general (d. 1840)
- Louis XVIII, king of France (d. 1824)
- Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American pastor and botanist (d. 1815)
- Nicolas Appert, French chef, invented canning (d. 1841)
- Maria Antonia Ferdinanda, Sardinian queen consort (d. 1785)
- Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Canadian commander and explorer (d. 1749)
- Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian and author (d. 1776)
- Dorgon, Chinese prince and regent (d. 1650)
- Agnes of Jesus, French Catholic nun (d. 1634)
- Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1679)
- Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and saint (d. 1628)
- Bronzino, Italian painter (d. 1572)
- John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, English politician (d. 1543)
- Alfonso, Asturian prince (d. 1468)
- Zanobi Strozzi, Italian painter (d. 1468)
- Sima Guang, Chinese politician (d. 1086)
- AD 9
- Vespasian, Roman emperor (d. 79)
Deaths On This Day
- John Leahy, English lawyer and diplomat, High Commissioner to Australia (b. 1928)
- Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi, Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1926)
- John T. Downey, American CIA agent and judge (b. 1930)
- Bill Frenzel, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1928)
- Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (b. 1940)
- Patrick Suppes, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1922)
- Zeke Bella, American baseball player (b. 1930)
- Alfred Blake, English colonel and lawyer (b. 1915)
- Syd Field, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1935)
- Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
- Alex Marques, Portuguese footballer (b. 1993)
- Mary Nesbitt Wisham, American baseball player (b. 1925)
- Ponty Chadha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1957)
- Armand Desmet, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
- Lea Gottlieb, Hungarian-Israeli fashion designer, founded the Gottex Company (b. 1918)
- Freddy Schmidt, American baseball player (b. 1916)
- Billy Scott, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
- Bal Thackeray, Indian cartoonist and politician (b. 1926)
- Margaret Yorke, English author (b. 1924)
- Kurt Budke, American basketball player and coach (b. 1961)
- George Stephen Morrison, American admiral (b. 1919)
- Pete Newell, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
- Aarne Hermlin, Estonian chess player (b. 1940)
- Ruth Brown, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1928)
- Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1927)
- Bo Schembechler, American football player and coach (b. 1929)
- Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor and director (b. 1942)
- Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler and manager (b. 1970)
- Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1941)
- Surjit Bindrakhia, Indian singer (b. 1962)
- Arthur Conley, American-Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- Abba Eban, South African-Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1915)
- Frank McCarthy, American painter and illustrator (b. 1924)
- Michael Karoli, German guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948)
- Harrison A. Williams, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)
- Louis Néel, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
- Kea Bouman, Dutch tennis player (b. 1903)
- Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
- Alan Hull, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)
- Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Premier of Quebec (b. 1926)
- Audre Lorde, American poet, essayist, memoirist, and activist (b. 1934)
- Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
- Costabile Farace, American criminal (b. 1960)
- Sheilah Graham Westbrook, English-American actress, author, and journalist (b. 1904)
- Paul Derringer, American baseball player (b. 1906)
- Georges Besse, French businessman (b. 1927)
- Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1905)
- John Glascock, English singer and bass player (b. 1951)
- Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Bangladeshi scholar and politician (b. 1880)
- Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (b. 1878)
- Gladys Cooper, English actress (b. 1888)
- Mervyn Peake, English poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1911)
- Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1887)
- Mort Cooper, American baseball player (b. 1913)
- James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (b. 1894)
- Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1899)
- Victor Serge, Russian historian and author (b. 1890)
- Eric Gill, English sculptor and typeface designer (b. 1882)
- Raymond Pearl, American biologist and academic (b. 1879)
- Ante Trumbić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 20th Mayor of Split (b. 1864)
- Jack Worrall, Australian footballer, cricketer, and coach (b. 1860)
- Ernestine Schumann-Heink, German-American singer (b. 1861)
- Charles W. Chesnutt, American lawyer, author, and activist (b. 1858)
- Herman Hollerith, American statistician and businessman (b. 1860)
- Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (b. 1865)
- Gregory VII of Constantinople (b. 1850)
- Eduard Bornhöhe, Estonian author (b. 1862)
- Robert Comtesse, Swiss lawyer and politician, 29th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1847)
- Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator (b. 1840)
- Ralph Johnstone, American pilot (b. 1886)
- Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
- Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh theologian and educator (b. 1847)
- George Hendric Houghton, American pastor and theologian (b. 1820)
- James McCune Smith, American physician and author (b. 1813)
- Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer (b. 1758)
- Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1744)
- John Walter, English Insurance underwriter and founder of The Times newspaper (b. 1738/1739)
- David Zeisberger, Czech-American pastor and missionary (b. 1721)
- Catherine the Great, of Russia (b. 1729)
- Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1720)
- James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and instrument maker (b. 1710)
- Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (b. 1693)
- Alain-René Lesage, French author and playwright (b. 1668)
- Abraham van Riebeeck, South African-Indonesian merchant and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
- Ludolf Bakhuizen, German-Dutch painter (b. 1631)
- Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French general and politician (b. 1610)
- Joseph Alleine, English pastor and author (b. 1634)
- John Earle, English bishop (b. 1601)
- Thomas Ford, English viol player, composer, and poet (b. 1580)
- Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, French general (b. 1602)
- Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)
- Jakob Böhme, German mystic (b. 1575)
- Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese commander (b. 1542)
- John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
- Antoine of Navarre (b. 1518)
- Mary I of England (b. 1516)
- Reginald Pole, English cardinal and academic (b. 1500)
- Hugh Aston, English composer (b. 1485)
- Eleanor of Viseu, queen of João II of Portugal (b. 1458)
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher and author (b. 1463)
- Jami, Persian poet and saint (b. 1414)
- Gazi Evrenos, Ottoman general (b. 1288)
- Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1285)
- Hethum II, King of Armenia (b. 1266)
- Leo III, King of Armenia (b. 1289)
- Elizabeth of Hungary (b. 1207)
- Usama ibn Munqidh, Arab chronicler (b. 1095)
- Nikephoros Melissenos, Byzantine general (b. 1045)
- Chen Jinfeng, empress of Min (b. 893)
- Wang Yanjun, emperor of Min (Ten Kingdoms)
- Liutgard of Saxony (b. 845)
- Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)
- Gregory of Tours, Roman bishop and saint (b. 538)
- Valentinian I, Roman emperor (b. 321)
- Emperor Kang of Jin (b. 322)