On This Day in History: November 26
November 26 is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 35 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- MUSL settles lawsuit with man who won Hot Lotto jackpot marred by rigging. A national lottery group rocked by an insider's jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who said a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been far larger.
- British man charged with fraudulently claiming £2.5 million lottery jackpot. A man who won £2.5 Million in the UK's National Lottery appeared in court today accused of faking the winning ticket.
- New CT lottery chief draws flak over his response to auditors' report on Jan. 1 drawing disaster. The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s new president and CEO has quickly been drawn into a controversy stemming from a disastrous Jan. 1 raffle drawing and a fraud scandal that shut down the 5 Card Cash game in 2015.
- Iowa Lottery CEO worries about jackpot fatigue. The Iowa Lottery's CEO warned that "jackpot fatigue" is a becoming a real concern in the lottery industry, as player expectations have grown in proportion to the size of recent jackpots.
- Nebraska woman told her winning lottery ticket is a dud. Winning the lottery turned out to be a "horrendous nightmare" for a Nebraska woman.
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
- Michigan to launch online lottery games late next year. Michigan will sell lottery tickets and offer games online in a year's time after two companies were chosen Monday to run an "iLottery" billed as a way to help fund public schools and keep the lottery relevant.
- Glitches with new D.C. Lottery system prompt complaints, long lines. Change did not come easily Tuesday for D.C. Lottery retailers and customers, who waited in lines and struggled with a new lottery system run by Greek gaming giant Intralot and Maryland businessman Emmanuel S. Bailey.
- Some Michigan retailers are lucky spots for lottery players. Michigan residents bought $2.37 billion in lottery tickets in the last budget year, averaging nearly $237 for every man, woman and child in the state.
- Washington Lottery holds Thanksgiving Raffle draw. The Washington Lottery conducted its third-ever raffle drawing Thursday, appropriately named the Thanksgiving Raffle.
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches $111 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing was raised to $111 million.
- Mother and son step forward as $15M lottery winners. George Smith, along with his mom and dad, came to Toronto Tuesday to claim the big prize in last week's Super 7 draw -- a $15 million jackpot.
- N.H. hopes to begin selling lottery tickets at Wal-Mart. New Hampshire is looking to Wal-Mart as a possible way to help boost its lottery revenue.
- Ohio Lottery's new Keno game off to slow start. The bingo-like lottery game that began this summer in Ohio to help plug the gaping hole in the state budget is off to a slow start.
- Powerball Jackpot Feast at $110 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $110 million, with a cash option of $60.6 million.
- Honest Virginia man rectifies $1.8 million bank error. Last week, Mike Kainrath opened his mail and found a notice from his bank: "We credit your account $1,789,830.61."
- Minnesota Lottery plans to add new game. Minnesota's new lottery director said the state will need to introduce a new lottery product if the lottery hopes to meet its revenue goals.
- Colorado Lottery trims costs by nearly $1 million. A year after a state audit criticized spending at the Colorado Lottery, the agency has cut nearly $1 million from its budget by revamping its marketing, eliminating jobs and other measures.
- One Florida Lotto ticket wins $60 million. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $60 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
- Nebraska Lottery Issues Scam Warning. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning today warned consumers about an e-mail scam that tells recipients they have won a prize from the "Nebraska Lottery/Bill Gate (sic) Foundation" and eventually asks for a processing fee.
- Ad blitz fuels Massachusetts Lottery success. Massachusetts lottery profits are on a record-setting pace this year, but officials are retooling the sagging Keno operation and launching new games to maintain the growth of state-sanctioned gambling revenues.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $27 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $21 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing, worth $27 million will be Friday.
- Atlantic Lotto boosts 6/49 ticket prices and jackpots. Atlantic Lottery Corporation's Lotto 6/49 is getting a face lift - its first since the game's inception in 1982.
- Tenn. Lottery bypasses rules to hire Memphis law firm. A Memphis law firm selected to provide legal counsel for the Tennessee Lottery was actually formed the day the selections were announced, and was chosen despite the fact that it did not meet minimum requirements outlined by the Lottery's board of directors.
- $10.5 mil. ticket rescued from trash. Illinois lottery officials said they will announce today that the winners of the Oct. 4 Illinois Lotto drawing -- a brother and sister from Chicago -- almost lost their ticket when they accidentally tossed it into the trash.
- $24,000 stolen in lottery scheme. Authorities are looking for a man and woman who duped a Lake Worth-area, Florida businessman into withdrawing $24,000 from his bank in a scheme involving a winning lottery ticket.
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.$163 Million
Nov 29, 2017
- 8.$155 Million
Nov 28, 2007
- 9.$132 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 10.$130 Million
Nov 29, 2000
- 11.$111 Million
Nov 28, 2008
- 12.$110 Million
Nov 27, 2004
- 13.$100 Million
Nov 28, 2015
- 13.$100 Million
Nov 27, 2019
- 15.€80 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 16.$80 Million
Nov 26, 2014
- 17.$79 Million
Nov 27, 2010
- 18.€63 Million
Nov 28, 2014
- 19.€69.06 Million
Nov 27, 2018
- 20.€64.51 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 21.$74 Million
Nov 29, 2006
- 22.$70.5 Million
Nov 26, 1994
- 23.$64 Million
Nov 29, 2011
- 24.$61 Million
Nov 28, 2014
- 25.$60 Million
Nov 27, 2002
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Nov 26, 1979
40 years old
Saturday, Nov 26, 1977
42 years old
Friday, Nov 26, 1971
48 years old
Thursday, Nov 26, 1970
49 years old
Tuesday, Nov 26, 1968
51 years old
Saturday, Nov 26, 1960
59 years old
Thursday, Nov 26, 1959
60 years old
Wednesday, Nov 26, 1958
61 years old
Monday, Nov 26, 1951
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani check post in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
- The Mars Science Laboratory launches to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.
- Mumbai attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba.
- Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
- The last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
- The Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
- George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.
- The 7.5 Mw Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.
- Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
- The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.
- National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
- The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
- Iran-Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
- The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of committing war crimes as a guard at the Nazi Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
- Brink's-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink's-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport.
- An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.
- "Anarchy in the U.K.", the debut single of the Sex Pistols, is released, heralding the arrival of punk rock
- In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
- Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
- At the Hammaguir launch facility in the Algerian Sahara, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1, on board.
- Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
- The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
- World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.
- World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
- World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
- World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
- Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City
- World War II: The Kido Butai (Japanese Combined Fleet) leaves the Kuril Islands to strike Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
- Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
- Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
- The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)
- The Montenegran Podgorica Assembly votes for a "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
- The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France.
- The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
- Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner is defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile.
- United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from 1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.
- The University of Notre Dame is founded.
- At Union College in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
- The Battle of Berezina begins during Napoleon's retreat from Russia.
- Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
- A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.
- In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
- Vlad the Impaler defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
- Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin-Song Wars.
- The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
Births On This Day
- Manolo Gabbiadini, Italian footballer
- Avery Bradley, American basketball player
- Chip, English rapper
- Rita Ora, Kosovan-English singer-songwriter and actress
- Danny Welbeck, English footballer
- Junior Stanislas, English footballer
- Angeline Quinto, Filipina singer and actress
- Blake Harnage, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese model and actress
- Georgios Tzavellas, Greek footballer
- Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
- Bauke Mollema, Dutch cyclist
- Alberto Sgarbi, Italian rugby player
- Matt Carpenter, American baseball player
- Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
- Chris Hughes, American publisher and businessman, co-founded Facebook
- Emiri Katō, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Keith Ballard, American ice hockey player
- Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
- Natasha Bedingfield, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Natalie Gauci, Australian singer and pianist
- Gina Kingsbury, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jon Ryan, Canadian football player
- Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
- Jackie Trail, American tennis player
- Jun Fukuyama, Japanese voice actor and singer
- Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
- Paris Lenon, American football player
- Campbell Walsh, Scottish canoe racer
- Andreas Augustsson, Swedish footballer
- Maven Huffman, American wrestler
- Brian Schneider, American baseball player and manager
- DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer
- Patrice Lauzon, Canadian figure skater
- Line Horntveth, Norwegian tuba player, composer, and producer
- Roman Šebrle, Czech decathlete and high jumper
- Peter Facinelli, American actor, director, and producer
- Chris Osgood, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Arjun Rampal, Indian actor and producer
- Vicki Pettersson, American author
- Winky Wright, American boxer and actor
- John Amaechi, American-English basketball player and sportscaster
- Dave Hughes, Australian comedian and radio host
- Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
- Kara Walker, American painter and illustrator
- Edna Campbell, American basketball player, sportscaster, and nurse
- Haluk Levent, Turkish singer
- Ridley Jacobs, Antiguan cricketer
- Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress and singer
- Fahed Dermech, Tunisian footballer
- Scott Adsit, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Dougray Scott, Scottish actor and producer
- Des Walker, English footballer
- Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
- Mario Elie, American basketball player and coach
- Matt Frei, German-English journalist and author
- Joe Lydon, English rugby player and coach
- Fernando Bandeirinha, Portuguese footballer and manager
- Chuck Finley, American baseball player
- Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria, Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer
- Tom Carroll, Australian surfer
- Ivory, American wrestler and trainer
- Chuck Eddy, American journalist
- Harold Reynolds, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, American author and academic
- Jerry Schemmel, American sportscaster
- Michael Skinner, English rugby player
- Félix González-Torres, Cuban-American sculptor (d. 1996)
- Dale Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
- Don Lake, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Keith Vaz, Indian-English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe
- Gisela Stuart, German-English academic and politician
- Roz Chast, American cartoonist
- Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)
- Hilary Benn, English politician, Secretary of State for International Development
- Shelley Moore Capito, American politician
- Harry Carson, American football player and sportscaster
- Jacki MacDonald, Australian television host and actress
- Desiré Wilson, South African race car driver
- Elsa Salazar Cade, Mexican-American science teacher and entomologist
- Julien Temple, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Wendy Turnbull, Australian tennis player
- Ilona Staller, Hungarian-Italian porn actress, singer, and politician
- Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2014)
- Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese geographer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of East Timor
- Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Martin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Vincent A. Mahler, American political scientist and academic
- Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Claes Elfsberg, Swedish journalist
- Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
- Galina Prozumenshchikova, Ukrainian-Russian swimmer and journalist (d. 2015)
- Peter Wheeler, English rugby player
- Roger Wehrli, American football player
- Raymond Louis Kennedy, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 2014)
- Art Shell, American football player and coach
- Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (d. 2012)
- Daniel Davis, American actor
- John McVie, English-American bass player
- Jim Mullen, Scottish guitarist
- Michael Omartian, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
- Björn von Sydow, Swedish academic and politician, 27th Swedish Minister for Defence
- Jean Terrell, American singer
- Joyce Quin, Baroness Quin, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe
- Paul Burnett, English radio host
- Bruce Paltrow, American director and producer (d. 2002)
- Marilynne Robinson, American novelist and essayist
- Dale Sommers, American radio host (d. 2012)
- Maki Carrousel, Japanese actor
- Olivia Cole, American actress (d. 2018)
- Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese physician and author (d. 1970)
- Susanne Marsee, American soprano and educator
- Enrico Bombieri, Italian mathematician and academic
- Davey Graham, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
- Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)
- Quentin Skinner, English historian, author, and academic
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian civil servant and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
- Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)
- John Gummer, English politician, Secretary of State for the Environment
- Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie, Irish-Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
- Art Themen, English saxophonist and surgeon
- Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Porter Goss, American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA
- Rodney Jory, Australian physicist and academic
- Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer
- Bob Babbitt, American bass player (d. 2012)
- John Moore, Baron Moore of Lower Marsh, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health
- Boris Yegorov, Russian physician and astronaut (d. 1994)
- Margaret Boden, English computer scientist and psychologist
- Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
- Cengiz Bektaş, Turkish architect, engineer, and journalist
- Jerry Jameson, American director and producer
- Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)
- Richard Holloway, Scottish bishop and radio host
- Stanley Long, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Jamshid Mashayekhi, Iranian actor
- Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (d. 2015)
- Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentinian painter, sculptor, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Dutch cardinal
- Berthold Leibinger, German engineer and philanthropist, founded Berthold Leibinger Stiftung (d. 2018)
- Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2015)
- Betta St. John, American actress, singer and dancer
- Nishida Tatsuo, Japanese linguist and academic (d. 2012)
- Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (d. 2001)
- Rabi Ray, Indian activist and politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2017)
- Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
- Gregorio Conrado Álvarez, Uruguayan dictator (d. 2016)
- Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (d. 1992)
- George Segal, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)
- V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (d. 2014)
- Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)
- Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)
- Daniel Petrie, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 2004)
- Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland (d. 2010)
- Frederik Pohl, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (d. 2011)
- Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, 31st President of Chile (d. 2016)
- Nesuhi Ertegun, Turkish-American record producer (d. 1989)
- Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (d. 2016)
- Earl Wild, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
- Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
- Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess player and author (d. 1992)
- Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (d. 1993)
- Fritz Buchloh, German footballer and manager (d. 1998)
- Frances Dee, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
- Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (d. 1994)
- Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)
- Lefty Gomez, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
- Ruth Patrick, American botanist (d. 2013)
- Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
- Armand Frappier, Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
- K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (d. 2011)
- Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English pianist and educator (d. 2014)
- Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1971)
- William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (d. 1953)
- Anna Maurizio, Swiss biologist, known for her study of bees (d. 1993)
- Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)
- Karl Ziegler, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
- Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
- James Charles McGuigan, Canadian cardinal (d. 1974)
- Norbert Wiener, American-Swedish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1964)
- Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1977)
- Albert Dieudonné, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1976)
- Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1978)
- Heinrich Brüning, German lieutenant, economist, and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1970)
- Major Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
- Willis Carrier, American engineer, invented air conditioning (d. 1950)
- Fred Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1954)
- Sir Hari Singh Gour, founder and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sagar (d. 1949)
- Maud of Wales (d. 1938)
- Edward Higgins, English 3rd General of the Salvation Army (d. 1947)
- Katharine Drexel, American nun and saint (d. 1955)
- Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist and author (d. 1913)
- Bat Masterson, American police officer and journalist (d. 1921)
- Thomas Playford II, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)
- Rudolph Koenig, German-French physicist and academic (d. 1901)
- Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
- Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)
- René Goblet, French journalist and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1905)
- Ellen G. White, American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
- Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Alsatian French chemist (d. 1884)
- Sarah Moore Grimké, American author and activist (d. 1873)
- William Cowper, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1800)
- Artemas Ward, American general and politician (d. 1800)
- Theophilus Cibber, English actor and playwright (d. 1758)
- Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist and astronomer (d. 1771)
- William Derham, English minister and philosopher (d. 1735)
- Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1659)
- John Harvard, English minister and philanthropist (d. 1638)
- Johannes Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1673)
- James Ware, Irish genealogist (d. 1666)
- Seonjo of Joseon, King of Joseon (d. 1608)
- Henry Berkeley, 7th Baron Berkeley (d. 1613)
- Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora, Catholic cardinal (d. 1564)
- Edward Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings, English noble (d. 1506)
- Catherine of Portugal (d. 1463)
- Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset (d. 1418)
- Go-Daigo, Japanese emperor (d. 1339)
- Rudesind, Galician bishop (d. 977)
Deaths On This Day
- Stephen Hillenburg, American marine biology teacher, cartoonist, animator, and creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (b. 1961)
- Fritz Weaver, American actor (b. 1926)
- Amir Aczel, Israeli-American mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1950)
- Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1922)
- Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1925)
- Gilles Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1938)
- Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1932)
- Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
- Jane Kean, American actress and singer (b. 1923)
- Saul Leiter, American photographer and painter (b. 1923)
- Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- Celso Advento Castillo, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
- Peter Marsh, Australian table tennis player (b. 1948)
- Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
- M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author and translator (b. 1919)
- Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (b. 1942)
- Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (b. 1936)
- Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Gavriel Holtzberg, Israeli-American rabbi (b. 1979)
- Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Ashok Kamte, Indian police officer (b. 1965)
- Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Hemant Karkare, Indian police officer (b. 1954)
- Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Tukaram Omble, Indian police officer
- Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including: Vijay Salaskar, Indian police officer
- Silvestre S. Herrera, Mexican-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
- Mel Tolkin, Russian-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)
- Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (b. 1922)
- Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos, Portuguese painter and poet (b. 1923)
- Dave Cockrum, American author and illustrator (b. 1943)
- Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (b. 1975)
- Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host and producer (b. 1933)
- Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer and conductor (b. 1951)
- Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator, co-created the Berenstain Bears (b. 1923)
- Mark Craney, American drummer (b. 1952)
- Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- C. Walter Hodges, English author and illustrator (b. 1909)
- Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
- Stefan Wul, French surgeon and author (b. 1922)
- Polo Montañez, Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1955)
- Verne Winchell, American businessman, founded Winchell's Donuts (b. 1915)
- Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish author, poet, and painter (b. 1943)
- Jonathan Kwitny, American journalist and author (b. 1941)
- Marguerite Henry, American author (b. 1902)
- Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Paul Rand, American art director and graphic designer (b. 1914)
- David Bache, English car designer (b. 1925)
- Arturo Rivera y Damas, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1923)
- César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
- Ed Heinemann, American engineer (b. 1908)
- Bob Johnson, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
- Ahmed Abdallah, Comorian politician, President of Comoros (b. 1919)
- Thomas George Lanphier, Jr., American colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
- J. P. Guilford, American psychologist and academic (b. 1897)
- Peter Hujar, American photographer (b. 1934)
- Betico Croes, Aruban activist and politician (b. 1938)
- Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)
- Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1884)
- Pete DePaolo, American race car driver (b. 1898)
- Max Euwe, Dutch chess player, mathematician, and author (b. 1901)
- Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
- Frank Rosolino, American trombonist (b. 1926)
- Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (b. 1920)
- Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (b. 1903)
- John Rostill, English bass player and songwriter (b. 1942)
- Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)
- Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano (b. 1882)
- Albert Sarraut, French lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
- Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1875)
- Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1905)
- Bill Doak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1891)
- Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (b. 1865)
- Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German writer (b. 1867)
- Edward O'Hare, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)
- Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (b. 1865)
- Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1876)
- Flora Call Disney, American mother of Walt Disney (b. 1868)
- Şükrü Naili Gökberk, Turkish general (b. 1876)
- Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and politician (b. 1866)
- John Cockburn, Scottish-Australian politician, 18th Premier of South Australia (d. 1929)
- Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (b. 1863)
- John Browning, American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (b. 1855)
- Felipe Ángeles, Mexican general (b. 1868)
- Joachim III of Constantinople (b. 1834)
- Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (b. 1823)
- George Edward Dobson, Irish zoologist, photographer, and surgeon (b. 1848)
- Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal and academic (b. 1825)
- Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (b. 1813)
- Sojourner Truth, American activist (b. 1797)
- Otto Theodor von Manteuffel, Prussian lawyer and politician, Minister President of Prussia (b. 1805)
- Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
- Benjamin Greene, English brewer, founded Greene King (b. 1780)
- Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet and author (b. 1788)
- Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1798)
- Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (b. 1769)
- John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (b. 1756)
- Thomas Buck Reed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1787)
- James Steuart, Scottish economist and educator (b. 1712)
- John Hudson, English librarian and scholar (b. 1662)
- Daniel Purcell, English organist and composer (b. 1664)
- Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1635)
- Philippe Quinault, French playwright and composer (b. 1635)
- Luis Méndez de Haro, Spanish general and politician (b. 1598)
- Henry Ireton, English-Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1611)
- John Spottiswoode, Scottish archbishop and theologian (b. 1565)
- Ralph Agas, English surveyor and cartographer (b. 1540)
- Isabella I, queen of Castile and León (b. 1451)
- Diego Fernández de la Cueva, 1st Viscount of Huelma
- Sylvester Gozzolini, Italian founder of the Sylvestrines (b. 1177)
- Al-Aziz Muhammad ibn Ghazi, Ayyubid emir of Aleppo (b. 1216)
- Swanehilde of Saxony, margravine of Meissen
- Conrad of Constance, German bishop and saint (b.c. 900)
- Li Congyan, Chinese general (b. 898)
- Siricius, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 334)