On This Day in History: November 24
November 24 is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 37 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- French lottery operator stock price surges after $2.1 billion IPO. Shares in French lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) rose on their stock market debut on Thursday after the country’s most high profile privatization of the year.
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
- Brooklyn man wins court battle to collect entire $10K lottery prize that he won in 2007. It took a while — and a decision by the state's highest court — but a 69-year-old Vietnam vet from Brooklyn, New York, can finally enjoy all his 2007 lottery winnings.
- VA man collects on two winning million dollar lottery tickets. One man claimed two tickets in Virginia Beach that matched all six numbers in the Nov. 18 'Bank a Million,' netting him $2 million after the tax withholding.
- NY lottery millionaire inspired by a dream. A New York woman won the top prize of $2.5 million in the lottery's $2,500 A Week For Life scratch-off game after she was inspired to buy a ticket from a dream of her late father.
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
- First Kentucky Lottery drawing machine donated to historical society. The Kentucky Historical Society has taken posession from the Kentucky Lottery Corporation of a unique piece of state history — the machine used to conduct the first legal lottery drawing of the 20th century in the Commonwealth.
- Lawsuit alleges New York Lottery and Scientific Games infringed trademark. A small, New Jersey-based company filed a complaint in New Jersey Federal District Court, suing the New York Lottery and Scientific Games for infringing on its game's trademark.
- Florida men charged with lottery ticket theft. Two Jacksonville men are facing felony charges over a stolen lottery ticket that was redeemed for $20,000, according to a police report.
- Happy Thanksgiving. A happy and prosperous Thanksgiving to all!
- Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $40 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 375,715 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.3 million in prizes in America's Game.
- N.D. lottery supplier nearly picked. Organizers of North Dakota's new lottery have interviewed companies that are competing to sell tickets, and a potential supplier -- and a new promotional logo for the game -- may be approved as early as next week.
- Chairman of Oregon Lottery calls it a career at 94. Two decades after voters retired him, and three decades after most people retire themselves, E.D. "Debbs" Potts of Grants Pass said farewell Friday to his last state position as chairman of the Oregon Lottery Commission.
- Tennessee man lottery scam victim. Not many people would send almost $2,000 to a person who called them on the phone out of the blue one day and said they were a winner in a lottery that they had never even entered, but one Tullahoma man says he did.
- Lottery applicants diverse. Lottery tickets aren't just for convenience stores anymore. Beauty salons, coin-operated laundries, used-car lots and barbecue joints have put in applications to sell tickets for the Tennessee lottery, set to begin Feb. 10.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$420.9 Million
Nov 26, 2016
- 2.$325 Million
Nov 24, 2012
- 3.$226 Million
Nov 26, 2019
- 4.$205 Million
Nov 26, 2013
- 5.$202 Million
Nov 25, 2020
- 6.$200 Million
Nov 24, 2020
- 7.$172 Million
Nov 27, 2018
- 8.€143 Million
Nov 24, 2020
- 9.$155 Million
Nov 24, 2018
- 10.$149 Million
Nov 25, 2017
- 11.$137 Million
Nov 24, 2007
- 12.$119 Million
Nov 24, 2017
- 13.$105 Million
Nov 25, 2000
- 14.$100 Million
Nov 27, 2019
- 15.$96 Million
Nov 25, 2008
- 16.$95 Million
Nov 24, 2004
- 17.$90 Million
Nov 25, 2015
- 18.€73 Million
Nov 24, 2017
- 19.€68.42 Million
Nov 24, 2020
- 20.$80 Million
Nov 26, 2014
- 21.€68.07 Million
Nov 24, 2018
- 22.€63.5 Million
Nov 25, 2017
- 23.$70.5 Million
Nov 26, 1994
- 24.$69 Million
Nov 25, 1995
- 25.$64 Million
Nov 25, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Nov 24, 1996
24 years old
Sunday, Nov 24, 1985
35 years old
Monday, Nov 24, 1980
40 years old
Wednesday, Nov 24, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Nov 24, 1975
45 years old
Sunday, Nov 24, 1974
46 years old
Saturday, Nov 24, 1973
47 years old
Saturday, Nov 24, 1973
47 years old
Friday, Nov 24, 1967
53 years old
Friday, Nov 24, 1967
53 years old
Wednesday, Nov 24, 1965
55 years old
Tuesday, Nov 24, 1964
56 years old
Tuesday, Nov 24, 1959
61 years old
Monday, Nov 24, 1958
62 years old
Wednesday, Nov 24, 1954
66 years old
Saturday, Nov 24, 1945
75 years old
Tuesday, Nov 24, 1942
78 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army sign a revised peace deal, bringing an end to the country's more than 50-year-long civil war.
- A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet is shot down by the Turkish Air Force over the Syria-Turkey border, killing one of the two pilots; a Russian marine is also killed during a subsequent rescue effort.
- A terrorist attack on a hotel in Al-Arish, Egypt, kills at least seven people and injures 12 others.
- An explosion on a bus carrying Tunisian Presidential Guard personnel in Tunisia's capital Tunis leaves at least 14 people dead.
- Iran signs an interim agreement with the P5+1 countries, limiting its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions.
- A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.
- China Southern Airlines Flight 3943 crashes on approach to Guilin Qifengling Airport in Guilin, China, killing all 141 people on board.
- After a week of mass protests against the Communist regime known as the Velvet Revolution, Miloš Jakeš and the entire Politburo of the Czechoslovak Communist Party resign from office. This brings an effective end to Communist rule in Czechoslovakia.
- The Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.
- Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.
- A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasts only four months.
- During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.
- Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.
- Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.
- Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.
- Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is killed by Jack Ruby.
- Cold War: The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.
- The influential British satirical television programme That Was the Week That Was is first broadcast.
- World War II: The 73rd Bombardment Wing launches the first attack on Tokyo from the Northern Mariana Islands.
- World War II: At the battle of Makin the USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.
- World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French Forces.
- World War II: The First Slovak Republic becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.
- The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
- In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
- Nine Irish Republican Army members are executed by an Irish Free State firing squad. Among them is author Erskine Childers, who had been arrested for illegally carrying a revolver.
- In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.
- A 13-6 victory by the Massillon Tigers over their rivals, the Canton Bulldogs, for the "Ohio League" Championship, leads to accusations that the championship series was fixed and results in the first major scandal in professional American football.
- Anna Sewell's animal welfare novel Black Beauty is published.
- American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain: Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
- Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species.
- Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.
- The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).
- South Carolina passes the Ordinance of Nullification, declaring that the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were null and void in the state, beginning the Nullification Crisis.
- Tarabai, regent of the Maratha Empire, imprisons Rajaram II of Satara for refusing to remove Balaji Baji Rao from the post of peshwa.
- Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania).
- Battle of Solway Moss: An English army defeats a much larger Scottish force near the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway.
- Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charité.
- Peter I of Cyprus ascends the throne of Cyprus after his father, Hugh IV of Cyprus, abdicates.
- An overnight landslide on the north side of Mont Granier, one of the largest historical rockslope failures ever recorded in Europe, destroys five villages.
- Gąsawa massacre: At an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa, Polish Prince Leszek the White, Duke Henry the Bearded and others are attacked by assassins while bathing.
- Conrad of Montferrat becomes King of Jerusalem upon his marriage to Isabella I of Jerusalem.
- Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
Births On This Day
- Nabil Bentaleb, Algerian footballer
- Ivi Adamou, Cypriot-Greek singer-songwriter
- Joe Pigott, English footballer
- Sergei Kulbach, Ukrainian figure skater
- Sarah Hyland, American actress
- Tom Odell, English singer-songwriter
- Michael Oldfield, Australian rugby league player
- Mario Gaspar, Spanish footballer
- Pedro León, Spanish footballer
- Mohamed Massaquoi, American football player
- Julia Alexandratou, Greek model, actress, and singer
- Tony Hunt, American football player
- Maria Höfl-Riesch, German skier
- Dean Ashton, English footballer
- Lars Eckert, German rugby player
- André Laurito, German footballer
- Gwilym Lee, Welsh actor
- José López, Venezuelan baseball player
- Karine Vanasse, Canadian actress and producer
- Ryan Fitzpatrick, American football player
- Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby player
- Kabir Ali, English cricketer
- Beth Phoenix, American wrestler
- Joseba Llorente, Spanish footballer
- Katherine Heigl, American actress and producer
- Colin Hanks, American actor
- Celaleddin Koçak, German-Turkish footballer
- Christian Laflamme, Canadian ice hockey player
- Chen Lu, Chinese figure skater
- Mona Hanna-Attisham British-American pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate
- Thomas Kohnstamm, American author
- Stephen Merchant, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Machel Montano, Trinidadian singer-songwriter and producer
- Tarō Yamamoto, Japanese actor and politician
- Amy Faye Hayes, American boxing ring announcer and model
- Alejandro Ávila, Mexican telenovela actor
- Marek Lemsalu, Estonian footballer
- Ruxandra Dragomir, Romanian tennis player
- Cosmas Ndeti, Kenyan runner
- Keith Primeau, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
- Doug Brien, American football player
- Julieta Venegas, American-Mexican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Ashley Ward, English footballer and businessman
- David Adeang, Nauruan lawyer and politician
- Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
- Rob Nicholson, American bass player and songwriter
- Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer and manager
- Henrik Brockmann, Danish singer-songwriter
- Cal Eldred, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Jon Hein, American radio personality
- Russell Watson, English tenor and actor
- Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress
- Dawn Robinson, American singer and actress
- Garret Dillahunt, American actor
- Brad Sherwood, American actor and game show host
- Neale Cooper, Scottish footballer (d. 2018)
- John Kovalic, English author and illustrator
- John Squire, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paul Thorburn, German-Welsh rugby player and manager
- Ioannis Topalidis, Greek footballer and manager
- Tracey Wickham, Australian swimmer
- Carlos Carnero, Spanish lawyer and politician
- Arundhati Roy, Indian writer and activist, recipient of Booker Prize
- Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
- Todd Brooker, Canadian skier and sportscaster
- Roy Aitken, Scottish footballer and manager
- Margaret Curran, Scottish academic and politician
- Nick Knight, British photographer
- Denise Crosby, American actress and producer
- Edward Stourton, English journalist and author
- Ruben Santiago-Hudson, American actor, playwright, and director
- Ian Botham, English cricketer, footballer, and sportscaster
- Scott Hoch, American golfer
- Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister for Culture
- Najib Mikati, Lebanese businessman and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Lebanon
- Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer and author
- Emir Kusturica, Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Margaret Wetherell, English psychologist and academic
- Clem Burke, American drummer
- Parveen Shakir, Pakistani Urdu poet (d. 1994)
- Rachel Chagall, American actress
- Norbert Haug, German journalist and businessman
- Thierry Lhermitte, French actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Jim Sheridan, Scottish politician
- Ken Wilson, Australian rugby league player
- Mimis Androulakis, Greek author and politician
- Chet Edwards, American businessman and politician
- Margaret Mountford, Northern Irish-British lawyer and businesswoman
- Graham Price, Egyptian-Welsh rugby player
- Bob Burns, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2015)
- Stanley Livingston, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Shane Bourne, Australian comedian, actor, and television host
- Ewen Cameron, Baron Cameron of Dillington, English politician
- Sally Davies, English hematologist and academic
- Spider Robinson, American-Canadian author and critic
- Rudy Tomjanovich, American basketball player and coach
- Steve Yeager, American baseball player and coach
- Dwight Schultz, American actor
- Dave Sinclair, English keyboard player
- Ted Bundy, American serial killer (d. 1989)
- Tony Clarkin, English guitarist and songwriter
- Penny Jordan, English author (d. 2011)
- Nuruddin Farah, Somali novelist
- Lee Michaels, American singer-songwriter and musician
- Bev Bevan, English drummer
- Candy Darling, American model and actress (d. 1974)
- Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian academic and diplomat, 9th Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Dan Glickman, American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture
- Dave Bing, American basketball player and politician, 70th Mayor of Detroit
- Richard Tee, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1993)
- Robin Williamson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Margaret E. M. Tolbert, American chemist and academic
- Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and actor
- Marlin Fitzwater, American soldier and journalist, 17th White House Press Secretary
- Jean Ping, Gabonese politician and diplomat
- Andrew Stunell, English minister and politician
- Pete Best, Indian-English drummer and songwriter
- Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)
- Wayne Jackson, American trumpeter (d. 2016)
- Marshall Berman, American philosopher and Marxist humanist writer (d. 2013)
- Paul Tagliabue, American lawyer and businessman, 5th Commissioner of the National Football League
- Eric Wilson, Canadian author and educator
- Willy Claes, Belgian conductor and politician, 8th Secretary General of NATO
- Oscar Robertson, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Charles Starkweather, American spree killer (d. 1959)
- Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini politician, Prime Minister of Bahrain (d. 2020)
- Ron Dellums, American soldier and politician, 48th Mayor of Oakland (d. 2018)
- Mordicai Gerstein, American author, illustrator, and director (d. 2019)
- Alfred Schnittke, German-Russian journalist and composer (d. 1998)
- John Sheridan, English rugby player and coach (d. 2012)
- Claudio Naranjo, Chilean psychiatrist
- Fred Titmus, English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
- Tommy Allsup, American guitarist (d. 2017)
- Arthur Chaskalson, South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2012)
- Ken Barrington, English cricketer (d. 1981)
- Bob Friend, American baseball player and politician (d. 2019)
- Franciszek Kokot, Polish nephrologist and endocrinologist
- George Moscone, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1978)
- Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian-French author and playwright (d. 2003)
- Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (d. 1999)
- Kevin Skinner, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2014)
- Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- William F. Buckley, Jr., American publisher and author, founded the National Review (d. 2008)
- Simon van der Meer, Dutch-Swiss physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
- Eileen Barton, American singer (d. 2006)
- Lorne Munroe, Canadian-American cellist and educator (d. 2020)
- Claus Moser, Baron Moser, German-English statistician and academic (d. 2015)
- John Lindsay, American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (d. 2000)
- David Kossoff, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
- Shabtai Rosenne, English-Israeli academic, jurist, and diplomat (d. 2010)
- Forrest J Ackerman, American soldier and author (d. 2008)
- Lynn Chadwick, English sculptor (d. 2003)
- Bessie Blount Griffin, American physical therapist, inventor and forensic scientist (d. 2009)
- Howard Duff, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1990)
- Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-American actress (d. 2005)
- Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher and academic (d. 1993)
- Garson Kanin, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- Joan Sanderson, English actress (d. 1992)
- Charles Schneeman, American soldier and illustrator (d. 1972)
- Teddy Wilson, American pianist and educator (d. 1986)
- Kirby Grant, American actor (d. 1985)
- Joe Medwick, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)
- Larry Siemering, American football player and coach (d. 2009)
- Libertad Lamarque, Argentinian actress and singer (d. 2000)
- Albert Ross Tilley, Canadian captain and surgeon (d. 1988)
- Ward Morehouse, American author, playwright, and critic (d. 1966)
- Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1962)
- Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, English tennis player (d. 1953)
- Esther Applin, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1972)
- Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer and businessman (d. 1978)
- Charles F. Hurley, American soldier and politician, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
- Vasil Gendov, Bulgarian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1970)
- Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (d. 1955)
- Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist and author (d. 1972)
- Raoul Paoli, French boxer and rower (d. 1960)
- Erich von Manstein, German field marshal (d. 1973)
- Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher, founded The Little Review (d. 1973)
- Theodor Altermann, Estonian actor, director, and producer (d. 1915)
- Christian Wirth, German SS officer (d. 1944)
- Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Ukrainian-Israeli historian and politician, 2nd President of Israel (d. 1963)
- Nikolai Janson, Russian politician (d. 1938)
- Al Christie, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1951)
- Wylie Cameron Grant, American tennis player (d. 1968)
- Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (d. 1956)
- Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian police officer (d. 1941)
- Walter Burley Griffin, American architect and urban planner, designed Canberra (d. 1937)
- Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer and referee (d. 1953)
- Julius Martov, Russian politician (d. 1923)
- Herbert Roper Barrett, English tennis player (d. 1943)
- Óscar Carmona, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
- Scott Joplin, American pianist and composer (d. 1917)
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and illustrator (d. 1901)
- Cass Gilbert, American architect, designed the United States Supreme Court Building and Woolworth Building (d. 1934)
- Miklós Kovács, Hungarian-Slovene poet and songwriter (d. 1937)
- John Indermaur, British lawyer (d. 1925)
- Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-American novelist and playwright (d. 1924)
- John Alfred Brashear, American scientist, telescope maker and educator (d. 1920)
- Carlo Collodi, Italian journalist and author (d. 1890)
- Xavier Hommaire de Hell, French geographer and engineer (d. 1848)
- Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1890)
- William Webb Ellis, English priest, created Rugby football (d. 1872)
- Ludwig Bechstein, German author and poet (d. 1860)
- Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)
- Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, author, and educator (d. 1857)
- Maria Luisa of Spain (d. 1792)
- Alexander Suvorov, Russian field marshal (d. 1800)
- Maria Amalia of Saxony (d. 1760)
- Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (d. 1784)
- Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist and clergyman (d. 1768)
- Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French priest and educator (d. 1789)
- Ali II ibn Hussein, Tunisian ruler (d. 1782)
- Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German organist and composer (d. 1750)
- Charles XI of Sweden (d. 1697)
- Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 1677)
- Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic (d. 1718)
- Philip William, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
- John, Count of Nassau-Idstein (1629-1677) (d. 1677)
- Henry Grey, 10th Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (d. 1651)
- Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet and painter (d. 1641)
- Philip Massinger, English dramatist (d. 1640)
- Pietro Torrigiano, Italian sculptor (d. 1528)
- John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (d. 1473)
- Charles, Duke of Orléans (d. 1465)
- Alphonso, Earl of Chester (d. 1284)
Deaths On This Day
- Goo Hara, South Korean singer and actress (b. 1991)
- Paul Futcher, English footballer (b. 1956)
- Florence Henderson, American actress, singer and television personality (b. 1934)
- Robert Ford, English general (b. 1923)
- John Forrester, English historian and philosopher (b. 1949)
- Quincy Monk, American football player (b. 1979)
- Heinz Oberhummer, Austrian physicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1941)
- Douglas W. Shorenstein, American businessman (b. 1955)
- Jorge Herrera Delgado, Mexican engineer and politician (b. 1961)
- Murli Deora, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Corporate Affairs (b. 1937)
- Peter Henderson, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1926)
- Nenad Manojlović, Serbian water polo player and manager (b. 1957)
- Viktor Tikhonov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)
- Matthew Bucksbaum, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded General Growth Properties (b. 1926)
- Arnaud Coyot, French cyclist (b. 1980)
- Lou Hyndman, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1935)
- June Keithley, Filipino actress and journalist (b. 1947)
- Jean King, American politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii (b. 1925)
- Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown, English banker and politician, Governor of the Bank of England (b. 1927)
- Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican-American boxer (b. 1962)
- Antoine Kohn, Luxembourgian footballer and manager (b. 1933)
- Jimmy Stewart, American baseball player and manager (b. 1939)
- Nicholas Turro, American chemist and academic (b. 1938)
- Ernie Warlick, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1932)
- Huang Hua, Chinese translator and politician, 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (b. 1913)
- Abe Pollin, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1923)
- Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1935)
- Jun Ross, Filipino basketball player (b. 1949)
- Kenny MacLean, Scottish-Canadian bass player and songwriter (b. 1956)
- Cecil H. Underwood, American educator and politician, 25th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)
- Casey Calvert, American guitarist (b. 1981)
- Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
- George W. S. Trow, American author, playwright, and critic (b. 1943)
- Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist and ethologist (b. 1938)
- Pat Morita, American actor (b. 1932)
- Arthur Hailey, English-Canadian journalist and author (b. 1920)
- Joseph Hansen, American author and poet (b. 1923)
- James Wong, Chinese actor and songwriter (b. 1940)
- Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1921)
- John Rawls, American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1921)
- Barbara, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1930)
- Sorley MacLean, Scottish soldier and poet (b. 1911)
- Eduard Ole, Estonian-Swedish painter (b. 1898)
- Albert Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
- Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of Queen, and producer (b. 1946)
- Eric Carr, American drummer of KISS (b. 1950)
- Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1934)
- Fred Shero, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)
- Dodie Smith, English author and playwright (b. 1896)
- Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer (b. 1910)
- Bülent Arel, Turkish-American composer and educator (b. 1919)
- Jehane Benoît, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1904)
- Barack Obama, Sr., Kenyan economist and academic, father of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States (b. 1936)
- Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
- George Raft, American actor and dancer (b. 1901)
- Molly Reilly, Canadian aviator (b. 1922)
- Henrietta Hill Swope, American astronomer and academic (b. 1902)
- John Neihardt, American author and poet (b. 1881)
- D. A. Levy, American poet and publisher (b. 1942)
- Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1895)
- Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of John F. Kennedy (b. 1939)
- Ruth Chatterton, American actress (b. 1892)
- Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
- Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player, cricketer, and sailor (b. 1883)
- Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
- Diego Rivera, Mexican painter and sculptor (b. 1886)
- Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)
- Mamie Dillard, African American educator, clubwoman and suffragist (b. 1874)
- Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (b. 1864)
- Doris Miller, American soldier and chef, Navy Cross recipient (b. 1919)
- Georges Clemenceau, French physician, publisher, and politician, 72nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1841)
- Erskine Childers, Irish soldier, journalist, and author (b. 1870)
- Lado Aleksi-Meskhishvili, Georgian actor and director (b. 1857)
- Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian author and poet (b. 1854)
- Hiram Maxim, American-English engineer, invented the Maxim gun (b. 1840)
- Ludwik Teichmann, Polish anatomist (b. 1823)
- August Belmont, German-American banker and politician, 16th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1816)
- Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentinian journalist and politician, 8th President of Argentina (b. 1837)
- Comte de Lautréamont, Uruguayan-French poet and author (b. 1846)
- William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1779)
- Joseph Brant, American tribal leader (b. 1742)
- Franz Moritz von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)
- Philip Hamilton, Oldest son of Alexander Hamilton (b. 1782)
- Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Finance (b. 1723)
- James Caldwell, American minister (b. 1734)
- Lorenzo Ricci, Italian religious leader, 18th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1703)
- Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian and author (b. 1685)
- Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (b. 1688)
- Johann Adam Reincken, Dutch-German organist and composer (b. 1623)
- Guru Tegh Bahadur, Indian guru (b. 1621)
- Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (b. 1566)
- Walatta Petros, saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (b. 1592)
- Sethus Calvisius, German composer and theorist (b. 1556)
- René de Birague, French cardinal (b. 1506)
- John Knox, Scottish pastor and theologian (b. 1510)
- Johannes Oecolampadius, German theologian and reformer (b. 1482)
- Mingyi Nyo, Burmese ruler (b. 1459)
- Loys of Gruuthuse, Earl of Winchester (b. c. 1427)
- Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
- Elizabeth of Lancaster, Duchess of Exeter, (b. c. 1363)
- Hugh Despenser the Younger, English courtier (b. 1296)
- Magnús Óláfsson, King of Mann and the Isles
- Leszek I the White, High Duke of Poland (b. c. 1186)
- Bagrat IV of Georgia (b. 1018)
- Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)