On This Day in History: November 25
November 25 is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 36 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Mississippi residents line up to purchase lottery tickets in state for first time. Scores of Mississippi residents made their way to convenience stores as early as 5 a.m. Monday as the state's first lottery tickets went on sale in over 1,000 locations.
- $403 MILLION: Powerball jackpot to guarantee a happy holidays for lucky winner. While you're out Black Friday shopping, don't forget to pick up some Powerball tickets.
- Alabama woman claims biggest Florida Lotto jackpot of the year. A woman from Alabama was the holder of a winning lottery ticket from last week's $48 million jackpot drawing of the Florida Lotto game.
- Kentucky Lottery plans online ticket sales by fall. By early next fall the Kentucky Lottery expects to make the sale of tickets for at least some games available through the use of computers, smart phones and other mobile devices.
- $425 MILLION: Largest Powerball lottery jackpot in history. For only the 2nd time in the history of United States lotteries -- or in the history of lotteries around the world -- a lottery jackpot run-up has exceeded $400 million. Let the frenzy begin.
- Dropping out of lottery pool costs teacher millions. A teacher in Alberta, Canada, is kicking himself after dropping out of a lottery pool at work.
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
- Shop owner sells himself winning lottery ticket. A shop owner in western Pennsylvania has sold himself a winning $1.8 million lottery ticket -- and as the seller of the ticket, he'll get an extra $10,000.
- Photos, evidence released in case of murdered Florida lottery winner. Gruesome photos of the mummified body of a slain Florida lottery winner are among mountains of evidence released this week by the Hillsborough County State Attorney's office.
- Happy Thanksgiving!. A happy and prosperous Thanksgiving to all!
- Some say Michigan gaming could be hitting capacity. The number of casinos, slot machines, and lottery games in Michigan has skyrocketed in recent years, giving gamblers plenty of chances to spend their money and send some of it to state coffers.
- One Ticket Wins $21.7 Million Oregon Megabucks Jackpot. One person won the $21.7 million jackpot Monday night in the Oregon Lottery's Megabucks lotto game, returning the jackpot to $1 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Kentucky Lottery Drops Keno Plan. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. has shelved its plan to start fast-paced keno gambling after the game was criticized by Gov.-elect Ernie Fletcher, lottery President Arch Gleason said yesterday.
- Workers get 10% bonus if lottery launches on time. Tennessee lottery workers can earn as much as 10% of their salary in incentive bonuses - about $18,000 for the highest-paid executives - if tickets for the scratch-off games and the games played by picking numbers are on sale by their deadlines.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$587.5 Million
Nov 28, 2012
- 2.$420.9 Million
Nov 26, 2016
- 3.$226 Million
Nov 26, 2019
- 4.$205 Million
Nov 26, 2013
- 5.$172 Million
Nov 27, 2018
- 6.$171 Million
Nov 28, 2018
- 7.$155 Million
Nov 28, 2007
- 8.$149 Million
Nov 25, 2017
- 9.$132 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 10.$110 Million
Nov 27, 2004
- 11.$105 Million
Nov 25, 2000
- 12.$100 Million
Nov 27, 2019
- 13.$96 Million
Nov 25, 2008
- 14.€80 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 15.$90 Million
Nov 25, 2015
- 16.$80 Million
Nov 26, 2014
- 17.$79 Million
Nov 27, 2010
- 18.€69.06 Million
Nov 27, 2018
- 19.€63.5 Million
Nov 25, 2017
- 20.$70.5 Million
Nov 26, 1994
- 21.$69 Million
Nov 25, 1995
- 22.$64 Million
Nov 25, 2006
- 23.€60 Million
Nov 25, 2016
- 24.€50 Million
Nov 25, 2014
- 25.$60 Million
Nov 27, 2002
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Nov 25, 1985
34 years old
Friday, Nov 25, 1983
36 years old
Tuesday, Nov 25, 1980
39 years old
Wednesday, Nov 25, 1970
49 years old
Wednesday, Nov 25, 1959
60 years old
Wednesday, Nov 25, 1959
60 years old
Sunday, Nov 25, 1951
68 years old
Sunday, Nov 25, 1951
68 years old
Friday, Nov 25, 1949
70 years old
Thursday, Nov 25, 1937
82 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Jeddah floods: Freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. Three thousand cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.
- Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in nine decades.
- The 2000 Baku earthquake, with a Richter magnitude of 7.0, leaves 26 people dead in Baku, Azerbaijan, and becomes the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.
- A 5-year-old Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, is rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.
- An ice storm strikes the central U.S., killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm affects Florida and winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.
- The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with effect from January 1, 1993.
- Typhoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that destroys entire villages. At least 1,036 deaths are attributed to the storm.
- Iran-Contra affair: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
- The King Fahd Causeway is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.
- Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
- Pope John Paul II appoints Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
- Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., is found guilty by the Philippine Military Commission No. 2 and is sentenced to death by firing squad. He is later assassinated in 1983.
- Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands.
- Georgios Papadopoulos, head of the military Regime of the Colonels in Greece, is ousted in a hardliners' coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.
- In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and one compatriot commit ritualistic seppuku after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
- First television link between Australia and the UK.
- President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
- Lee Harvey Oswald is buried in Fort Worth, Texas.
- The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.
- French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.
- Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. It will become the longest continuously-running play in history.
- Korean War: After 42 days of fighting, the Battle of Triangle Hill ends with Chinese victory, American and South Korean units abandon their attempt to capture the "Iron Triangle".
- The Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950 impacts 22 American states, killing 353 people, injuring over 160, and causing US$66.7 million in damages (1950 dollars).
- Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.
- New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom.
- World War II: Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina is re-established at the State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- HMS Barham is sunk by a German torpedo during World War II.
- World War II: First flights of both the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
- In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact is renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.
- The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history kills 76 people and injures more than 400.
- Vojvodina, formerly Austro-Hungarian crown land, proclaims its secession from Austria-Hungary to join the Kingdom of Serbia.
- World War I: German forces defeat Portuguese army of about 1,200 at Negomano on the border of modern-day Mozambique and Tanzania.
- Albert Einstein presents the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
- Prince Carl of Denmark arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.
- American Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack the sleeping village of Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife at the headwaters of the Powder River.
- The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
- American Civil War: A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan starts fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.
- American Civil War: Battle of Missionary Ridge: At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by routing Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg.
- A cyclone slams into south-eastern India, with high winds and a 40-foot storm surge destroying the port city of Coringa (which has never been completely rebuilt). The storm wave swept inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths resulted from the disaster.
- A massive undersea earthquake, estimated magnitude between 8.7-9.2, rocks Sumatra, producing a massive tsunami all along the Indonesian coast.
- The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
- Partitions of Poland: Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of independent Poland, is forced to abdicate and is exiled to Russia.
- American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
- An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.
- French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control. Later, Fort Pitt will be built nearby and grow into modern Pittsburgh.
- King Ferdinand VI of Spain grants royal protection to the Beaterio de la Compañia de Jesus, now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary.
- Trunajaya rebellion: After a long and logistically challenging march, the allied Mataram and Dutch troops successfully assaulted the rebel stronghold of Kediri.
- A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
- Portuguese conquest of Goa: Portuguese naval forces under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque, and local mercenaries working for privateer Timoji, seize Goa from the Bijapur Sultanate, resulting in 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule.
- The siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, ends with the Treaty of Granada.
- Elizabeth of York is crowned Queen of England. The new consort of King Henry VII travelled by barge from Greenwich to the Tower of London, whence she processed the day before the ceremony to the royal palace, and on to Westminster Abbey for her coronation, which was conducted by John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury.
- A tsunami, caused by an earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places.
- Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Châtillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
- The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England.
- Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots, dies. His grandson, Donnchad, son of Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
- 571 BC
- Servius Tullius, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
Births On This Day
- Danny Kent, English motorcycle racer
- Ana Bogdan, Romanian tennis player
- Kyler Fackrell, American football player
- Jamie Grace, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- Philipp Grubauer, German ice hockey player
- Luca Tremolada, Italian footballer
- Kevin Woo, American-South Korean singer and dancer
- Rye Rye, American rapper, dancer, and actress
- Everton Heleno dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
- Tom Dice, Belgian singer-songwriter
- Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (d. 2010)
- Jay Spearing, English footballer
- Katie Cassidy, American actress
- Craig Gardner, English footballer
- Remona Fransen, Dutch pentathlete
- Peter Siddle, Australian cricketer
- Kirsty Crawford, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
- Jhulan Goswami, Indian cricketer
- Mitchell Claydon, Australian-English cricketer
- Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
- Lee Bum-ho, South Korean baseball player
- Barbara Pierce Bush, American activist
- Jenna Bush Hager, American journalist
- Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
- Chevon Troutman, American basketball player
- John-Michael Liles, American ice hockey player
- Josh Mathews, American wrestler and sportscaster
- Aaron Mokoena, South African footballer
- Alviro Petersen, South African cricketer
- Nick Swisher, American baseball player
- Steffen Thier, German rugby player
- Michael Lehan, American football player
- Ringo Sheena, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
- Guillermo Cañas, Argentinian tennis player
- Marcus Marshall, Australian race car driver
- Clint Mathis, American soccer player and coach
- Donovan McNabb, American football player and sportscaster
- Olena Vitrychenko, Ukrainian gymnast and coach
- Abdelkader Benali, Moroccan-Dutch journalist and author
- Kenneth Mitchell, Canadian actor
- Steven de Jongh, Dutch cyclist
- Octavio Dotel, Dominican baseball player
- Erick Strickland, American basketball player
- Eddie Steeples, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Deepa Marathe, Indian cricketer
- Christina Applegate, American actress, singer, dancer, and producer
- Magnus Arvedson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
- Göksel Demirpençe, Turkish singer-songwriter
- Kim Ofstad, Norwegian drummer and composer
- Jacqueline Hennessy, Canadian actress and journalist
- Jill Hennessy, Canadian actress and singer
- Erick Sermon, American rapper and producer
- Anthony Nesty, Surinamese swimmer
- Gregg Turkington, Australian comedian and singer
- Stacy Lattisaw, American R&B singer
- Tim Armstrong, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Cris Carter, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
- Mark Lanegan, American singer-songwriter
- Kevin Chamberlin, American actor and director
- Holly Cole, Canadian singer and actress
- Chip Kelly, American football player and coach
- Bernie Kosar, American football player and sportscaster
- Scott Cam, Australian carpenter and television host
- Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Hironobu Sakaguchi, Japanese game designer, founded Mistwalker
- Jimon Terakado, Japanese comedian and actor
- Paul Comstive, English footballer (d. 2013)
- Amy Grant, American singer-songwriter
- John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and publisher (d. 1999)
- Charles Kennedy, Scottish journalist and politician (d. 2015)
- Steve Rothery, English guitarist and songwriter
- Naomi Oreskes, American historian of science
- Bob Ehrlich, American lawyer and politician, 60th Governor of Maryland
- Don Hahn, American director and producer
- Kurt Niedermayer, German footballer and manager
- Connie Palmen, Dutch author
- Bruno Tonioli, Italian dancer and choreographer
- Graham Eadie, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Mark Frost, American author, screenwriter, and producer
- Jeffrey Skilling, American businessman
- Crescent Dragonwagon, American author and educator
- John Lynch, American businessman and politician, 80th Governor of New Hampshire
- Gabriele Oriali, Italian footballer and manager
- Bucky Dent, American baseball player and manager
- Charlaine Harris, American author and poet
- Bill Morrissey, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
- Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Spanish author and journalist
- Johnny Rep, Dutch footballer and manager
- Chris Claremont, English-American author
- Giorgio Faletti, Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2014)
- Alexis Wright, Australian author
- Kerry O'Keeffe, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- Jacques Dupuis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of Quebec
- Lars Eighner, American author
- Jonathan Kaplan, French-American director and producer
- John Larroquette, American actor
- Marc Brown, American author and illustrator
- Mike Doyle, English footballer (d. 2011)
- Gail Collins, American journalist and author
- Patrick Nagel, American painter and illustrator (d. 1984)
- George Webster, American football player (d. 2007)
- Ben Stein, American actor, television personality, game show host, lawyer, and author
- Michael Kijana Wamalwa, Kenyan lawyer and politician, 8th Vice President of Kenya (d. 2003)
- Jerry Portnoy, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player
- Bob Lind, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mimis Papaioannou, Greek footballer and manager
- Christos Papanikolaou, Greek pole vaulter
- Gerald Seymour, English journalist and author
- Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Pakistani spiritual leader and author
- Reinhard Furrer, Austrian-German physicist and astronaut (d. 1995)
- Joe Gibbs, American football player and coach
- Jan Jongbloed, Dutch footballer and coach
- Karl Offmann, Mauritian politician, 3rd President of Mauritius
- Shyamal Kumar Sen, Indian jurist and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal
- Percy Sledge, American singer (d. 2015)
- Martin Feldstein, American economist and academic
- Erol Güngör, Turkish sociologist and psychologist (d. 1983)
- Rosanna Schiaffino, Italian actress (d. 2009)
- Trisha Brown, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2017)
- Phoebe S. Leboy, American biochemist (d. 2012)
- Robert Berner, American geologist and academic (d. 2015)
- Kathryn Crosby, American actress and singer
- Takayo Fischer, American actress and singer
- Nat Adderley, American cornet and trumpet player (d. 2000)
- Judy Crichton, American director and producer (d. 2007)
- John K. Cooley, American journalist and author (d. 2008)
- Poul Anderson, American author (d. 2001)
- Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (d. 1969)
- Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (d. 2012)
- Paul Desmond, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
- Sybil Stockdale, American activist, co-founded the National League of Families (d. 2015)
- Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 2012)
- Mauno Koivisto, Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland (d. 2017)
- Art Wall Jr., American golfer (d. 2001)
- Shelagh Fraser, English actress (d. 2000)
- Ilja Hurník, Czech composer and playwright (d. 2013)
- Fernance B. Perry, Portuguese-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)
- Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)
- Noel Neill, American actress (d. 2016)
- Norman Tokar, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
- Luigi Poggi, Italian cardinal (d. 2010)
- Alparslan Türkeş, Cypriot-Turkish colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 1997)
- Peg Lynch, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)
- Armando Villanueva, Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (d. 2013)
- Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)
- Léon Zitrone, Russian-French journalist (d. 1995)
- Lewis Thomas, American physician, etymologist, and educator (d. 1993)
- Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter and photographer (d. 1984)
- P. D. Eastman, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
- NatyaguruNurul Momen, Bangladeshi Trailblazer pioneer playwright, author, educator, director & media personality (d.1990)
- John Stuart Hindmarsh, English race car driver and pilot (d. 1938)
- Alice Ambrose, American philosopher and logician (d. 2001)
- Samiha Ayverdi, Turkish mystic and author (d. 1993)
- Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1964)
- Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2000)
- Eddie Shore, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)
- Arthur Liebehenschel, German SS officer (d. 1948)
- Rudolf Höss, German SS officer (d. 1947)
- Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress and politician (d. 1980)
- Debaki Bose, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1971)
- Aarne Viisimaa, Estonian tenor and director (d. 1989)
- Albertus Soegijapranata, Indonesian archbishop (d. 1963)
- Virgil Thomson, American composer and critic (d. 1989)
- Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (d. 1991)
- Anastas Mikoyan, Soviet politician, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (d. 1978)
- Helen Hooven Santmyer, American poet and author (d. 1986)
- Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1979)
- Joseph Wood Krutch, American author and critic (d. 1970)
- Ōnishiki Uichirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Yokozuna (d. 1941)
- Isaac Rosenberg, English soldier and poet (d. 1918)
- Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Turkish author and playwright (d. 1956)
- Nikolai Vavilov, Russian botanist and geneticist (d. 1943)
- Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic and author (d. 1939)
- Jacob Fichman, Romanian-Israeli poet and critic (d. 1958)
- Pope John XXIII (d. 1963)
- John Flynn, Australian minister and pilot, founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (d. 1951)
- Elsie J. Oxenham, English author (d. 1960)
- Harley Granville-Barker, British actor, director and playwright (d. 1946)
- Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1936)
- Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
- Albert Henry Krehbiel, American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)
- Robert Maysack, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1960)
- Winthrop Ames, American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1937)
- Maurice Denis, French painter of Les Nabis movement (d. 1943)
- Ben Lindsey, American lawyer and judge (d. 1934)
- Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (d. 1937)
- Talaat Harb, Egyptian economist, founded the Banque Misr (d. 1941)
- Kate Gleason, American engineer, businesswoman, and philanthropist (d. 1933)
- Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer (d. 1901)
- Gustaf Söderström, Swedish tug of war competitor, shot putter, and discus thrower (d. 1958)
- Alfred Capus, French journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1922)
- Carrie Nation, American activist (d. 1911)
- José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese-French journalist and author (d. 1900)
- Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)
- Henry Ware Eliot, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)
- Ernst Schröder, German mathematician and academic (d. 1902)
- Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)
- John Bigelow, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1911)
- William Sawyer, Canadian merchant and politician (d. 1904)
- Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
- Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1863)
- Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, English author and activist (d. 1856)
- John Armstrong, Jr., American general and politician, 7th United States Secretary of War (d. 1843)
- Robert Townsend, American spy (d. 1838)
- Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer and critic (d. 1814)
- Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)
- Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, Italian violin maker (d. 1740)
- Catherine of Braganza (d. 1705)
- Henrietta Maria of France (d. 1669)
- Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Baronet, English politician (d. 1666)
- Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Dutch admiral (d. 1629)
- John Heminges, English actor (d. 1630)
- Lope de Vega, Spanish playwright and poet (d. 1635)
- Osanna of Cattaro, Dominican visionary and anchoress (d. 1565)
- Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre, Knight of Henry VIII of England (d. 1525)
- Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus (d. 1510)
- Emperor Taizong of Jin (d. 1135)
- Emperor Taizong of Liao (d. 947)
Deaths On This Day
- Fidel Castro, Communist leader of Cuba, and revolutionary (b. 1926)
- Ron Glass, American actor (b. 1945)
- O'Neil Bell, Jamaican boxer (b. 1974)
- Jeremy Black, English admiral (b. 1932)
- Svein Christiansen, Norwegian drummer and composer (b. 1941)
- Lennart Hellsing, Swedish author and translator (b. 1919)
- Elmo Williams, American director, producer, and editor (b. 1913)
- Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1924)
- Sitara Devi, Indian dancer, and choreographer (b. 1920)
- Petr Hapka, Czech composer and conductor (b. 1944)
- Denham Harman, American biogerontologist and academic (b. 1916)
- Lou Brissie, American baseball player (b. 1924)
- Ricardo Fort, Argentinian businessman (b. 1968)
- Bill Foulkes, English footballer and manager (b. 1932)
- Chico Hamilton, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1921)
- Egon Lánský, Czech journalist and politician (b. 1934)
- Al Plastino, American author and illustrator (b. 1921)
- Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician and educator (b. 1931)
- Dave Sexton, English footballer and manager (b. 1930)
- Dinah Sheridan, English actress (b. 1920)
- Jim Temp, American football player and businessman (b. 1933)
- Vasily Alekseyev, Russian weightlifter and coach (b. 1942)
- Coco Robicheaux, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
- Alfred Balk, American journalist and author (b. 1930)
- Peter Christopherson, English keyboard player, songwriter, and director (b. 1955)
- C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)
- Bernard Matthews, English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (b. 1930)
- Peter Lipton, American philosopher and academic (b. 1954)
- Luciano Bottaro, Italian author and illustrator (b. 1931)
- Valentín Elizalde, Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1979)
- Phyllis Fraser, American actress and publisher, co-founded Beginner Books (b. 1916)
- Kenneth M. Taylor, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1919)
- George Best, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1946)
- Richard Burns, English race car driver (b. 1971)
- Ed Paschke, American painter and academic (b. 1939)
- Karel Reisz, Czech-English director and producer (b. 1926)
- Hugh Alexander, American baseball player and scout (b. 1917)
- Valentín Campa, Mexican union leader and politician (b. 1904)
- Nelson Goodman, American philosopher and academic (b. 1906)
- Flip Wilson, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- Hastings Banda, Malawian physician and politician, 1st President of Malawi (b. 1898)
- Léon Zitrone, Russian-French journalist (b. 1914)
- Eleanor Audley, American actress and voice artist (b. 1905)
- Merab Mamardashvili, Georgian philosopher and academic (b. 1930)
- Alva R. Fitch, American general (b. 1907)
- Harold Washington, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1922)
- Geoffrey Grigson, English poet and critic (b. 1905)
- Franz Hildebrandt, German pastor and theologian (b. 1909)
- Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1913)
- Saleem Raza (Pakistani singer), Pakistani Christian playback singer (b. 1932)
- Jack Albertson, American actor and singer (b. 1907)
- Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
- U Thant, Burmese lawyer and diplomat, 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1909)
- Laurence Harvey, Lithuania-born English actor (b. 1928)
- Henri Coandă, Romanian engineer, designed the Coandă-1910 (b. 1886)
- Yukio Mishima, Japanese author, actor, and director (b. 1925)
- Upton Sinclair, American novelist, critic, and essayist (b. 1878)
- Paul Siple, American geographer and explorer (b. 1908)
- Myra Hess, English pianist and educator (b. 1890)
- Alexander Marinesko, Russian lieutenant (b. 1913)
- Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (b. 1866)
- Gérard Philipe, French actor (b. 1922)
- Prince George of Greece and Denmark (b. 1869)
- Alexander Dovzhenko, Ukrainian-Russian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
- Mao Anying, Chinese general (b. 1922)
- Johannes V. Jensen, Danish author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
- Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finnish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
- Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (b. 1878)
- Kanbun Uechi, Japanese martial artist, founded Uechi-ryū (b. 1877)
- Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American lawyer and judge (b. 1866)
- N. E. Brown, English plant taxonomist and authority on succulents (b. 1849)
- Vajiravudh, Siam king (b. 1880)
- Gaston Chevrolet, French-American race car driver and businessman (b. 1892)
- Edward P. Allen, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
- Thomas A. Hendricks, American lawyer and politician, 21st Vice President of the United States (b. 1819)
- Alfonso XII of Spain (b. 1857)
- Hermann Kolbe, German chemist and academic (b. 1818)
- Heinrich Barth, German explorer and scholar (b. 1821)
- Richard Glover, English poet and politician (b. 1712)
- Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist and composer (b. 1687)
- Isaac Watts, English hymnwriter and theologian (b. 1674)
- Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American lawyer and politician, 10th Mayor of New York City (b. 1643)
- Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)
- Edward Alleyn, English actor, founded Dulwich College (b. 1566)
- Hu Zongxian, Chinese general (b. 1512)
- Andrea Doria, Italian admiral (b. 1466)
- Jacques Cœur, French merchant and banker (b. 1395)
- Philip II, Prince of Taranto (b. 1329)
- Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1264)
- Pope Lucius III (b. 1097)
- William Adelin, son of Henry I of England (sinking of the White Ship) (b. 1103)
- Malcolm II of Scotland (b. 954)
- Bilge Khagan, Turkic emperor (b. 683)
- Pope Peter I of Alexandria