On This Day in History: November 27
November 27 is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 34 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Mover who plays the lottery in every state finally hits the jackpot in North Carolina. A stop in North Carolina paid off big for a mover from New York.
- Tennessee Lottery CEO elected President of the World Lottery Association. Rebecca P. Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, has been unanimously elected and is the first female President of the World Lottery Association (WLA).
- $420.9 million Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee. For the sixth time, a Tennessee Lottery player has won a Powerball jackpot — this time it's a $420.9 million grand prize for a very lucky person who purchased a ticket in Lafayette (Macon County).
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
- $230 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls. Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $230 million drawing, after nobody won Tuesday's $205 million jackpot.
- Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute. Player enthusiasm nationwide for Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot, the largest in Powerball history, has resulted in record sales leading to an increase today in the estimated jackpot amount to $500 million -- currently the largest in the world, and the second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
- $500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot increased to a half-billion dollars. Powerball tickets are being bought at such a rapid pace that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which operates the Powerball game, has raised the jackpot estimate an additional $75 million before the drawing takes place Wednesday night.
- New York Lottery Turkey Raffle results posted. The New York Lottery's latest raffle-style game, the Turkey Raffle, was drawn today, Thanksgiving Day, and made five instant millionaires.
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
- Praying mom wins $9 million lottery jackpot. A woman on the verge of losing her home to foreclosure and without a way to pay the doctor prayed for help, and then matched all six numbers in the Colorado Lotto drawing for a $9 million jackpot.
- Member of "Watertown 34" wins lottery again. Athena Rush of Watertown, South Dakota, claimed the $200,000 Powerball prize she won in the drawing of November 10th.
- $26 million in winning Michigan lottery tickets unclaimed. People with winning lottery tickets in Michigan failed to redeem more than $26 million in winnings last fiscal year.
- Three employees of bar charged in Keno fraud. A Wymore woman was arraigned in Gage County Court earlier this week on charges she and other employees of Blue Springs Keno, a bar located on Broad Street in Blue Springs, Nebraska, tampered with keno machines for their own benefit.
- Visiting guest helps family win $200,000. For the Cremer family of Nampa, Idaho, this Thanksgiving was one to remember, thanks to a visiting brother-in-law who got them to go in on buying a Powerball ticket.
- Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $74 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $74 million, with a cash option of $36 million.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $31 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $31 million Friday, when none of the tickets sold for Friday's drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $9 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, resulting in a rollover that produced an estimated $9 million jackpot for the next drawing, lottery officials said Sunday.
- N.C. lottery retailers caught selling to minors. Fourteen Western North Carolina lottery retailers were cited for selling tickets to minors in the state's first test of the underage law, according to state Alcohol Law Enforcement Division records.
- Happy Thanksgiving!. A happy and prosperous Thanksgiving to all!
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$587.5 Million
Nov 28, 2012
- 2.$243 Million
Nov 29, 2019
- 3.$230 Million
Nov 29, 2013
- 4.$172 Million
Nov 27, 2018
- 5.$171 Million
Nov 28, 2018
- 6.$163 Million
Nov 29, 2017
- 7.$155 Million
Nov 28, 2007
- 8.$132 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 9.$130 Million
Nov 29, 2000
- 10.$111 Million
Nov 28, 2008
- 11.$110 Million
Nov 27, 2004
- 12.$101 Million
Nov 30, 1994
- 13.$100 Million
Nov 28, 2015
- 13.$100 Million
Nov 27, 2019
- 15.€80 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 16.$90 Million
Nov 29, 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.$66 Million
Nov 30, 2005
- 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
Wednesday, Nov 27, 1985
34 years old
Tuesday, Nov 27, 1984
35 years old
Tuesday, Nov 27, 1984
35 years old
Sunday, Nov 27, 1983
36 years old
Saturday, Nov 27, 1982
37 years old
Tuesday, Nov 27, 1979
40 years old
Friday, Nov 27, 1970
49 years old
Thursday, Nov 27, 1969
50 years old
Monday, Nov 27, 1967
52 years old
Friday, Nov 27, 1964
55 years old
Friday, Nov 27, 1959
60 years old
Thursday, Nov 27, 1924
95 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- United States: An active shooter inside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shoots at least four police officers. One officer later dies. Two civilians were also killed, and six injured. The shooter later surrendered.
- Nevsky Express bombing: A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.
- The House of Commons of Canada approves a motion introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognizing the Québécois as a nation within Canada.
- Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
- The centre-left Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
- Twenty-five people are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
- For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andrés Pérez in Venezuela.
- Avianca Flight 203: A Boeing 727 explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. The Medellín Cartel will claim responsibility for the attack.
- Under the Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
- Avianca Flight 011: A Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid's Barajas Airport, killing 181.
- In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
- The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is founded in the city of Riha (Urfa) in Turkey.
- The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
- Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, the House will confirm him 387-35).
- The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.
- Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.
- Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
- Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
- CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to a send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.
- World War II: RAF Fauld explosion: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump in Staffordshire kills seventy people.
- World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
- In Romania, the ruling Iron Guard fascist party assassinates over 60 of arrested King Carol II of Romania's aides and other political dissidents.
- World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
- In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
- Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
- The U.S. Army War College is established.
- Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed.
- At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
- German judge Emil Hartwich sustains fatal injuries in a duel, which would become the background for Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest.
- American Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River: United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
- American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.
- American Civil War: Battle of Mine Run: Union forces under General George Meade take up positions against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
- The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg's unilateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution.
- In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
- James Pratt and John Smith are hanged in London; they are the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.
- Saint Catherine Labouré experiences a Marian apparition.
- Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.
- The Berners Street hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London.
- The foundation stone to the Jerusalem Church in Berlin is laid.
- The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
- Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
- Emperor Maurice is forced to watch his five sons be executed before being beheaded himself.
- King Clovis I dies at Lutetia and is buried in the Abbey of St Genevieve.
- Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
- Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of "Imperator" and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.
- AD 25
- Luoyang is declared capital of the Eastern Han dynasty by Emperor Guangwu of Han.
Births On This Day
- Mike Williams, Dutch DJ and record producer
- Andy Truong, Australian fashion designer
- Suliasi Vunivalu, Fijian rugby league player
- Ala Boratyn, Polish singer-songwriter
- Park Chanyeol, South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and model
- Josh Dubovie, English singer
- Michael Floyd, American football player
- Freddie Sears, English footballer
- Max Jason Mai, Slovak singer-songwriter
- Misato Nagano, Japanese voice actor
- Suresh Kumar Raina, Indian cricketer
- Steven Silva, American-Filipino footballer
- Xavi Torres, Spanish footballer
- Oritsé Williams, English singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer
- Park Soo-jin, South Korean singer
- Alison Pill, Canadian actress
- Thilo Versick, German footballer
- Izumi Kitta, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Domata Peko, American football player
- Leslie Dewan, American entrepreneur
- Professor Green, English rapper
- David Bellion, French footballer
- Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Russian footballer
- Tommy Robinson, English activist, co-founded the English Defence League
- Bruno Alves, Portuguese footballer
- Ryan Jimmo, Canadian mixed martial artist (d. 2016)
- Matthew Taylor, English footballer
- Jackie Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Veronika Portsmuth, Estonian singer and conductor
- Michael Yardy, English cricketer
- Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
- Hilary Hahn, American violinist
- Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
- Eszter Molnár, Hungarian tennis player
- Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
- Mike Skinner, English rapper and producer
- Radek Štěpánek, Czech tennis player
- Willie Bloomquist, American baseball player
- Jean Grae, South African-American rapper and producer
- Chad Kilger, Canadian ice hockey player and firefighter
- Jaleel White, American actor and screenwriter
- Bad Azz, American rapper
- Martín Gramática, Argentinian-American football player
- Rain Vessenberg, Estonian footballer
- Wendy Houvenaghel, Northern Irish racing cyclist
- Alec Newman, Scottish actor
- Sharlto Copley, South African actor
- Samantha Harris, American model and television host
- Evan Karagias, American wrestler and actor
- Jin Katagiri, Japanese comedian, actor, sculptor, and potter
- Twista, American rapper and producer
- Shane Salerno, American screenwriter and producer
- Kirk Acevedo, American actor
- Larry Allen, American football player
- Iván Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Nick Van Exel, American basketball player and coach
- Ruth George, English politician
- Damian Hinds, English politician
- Myles Kennedy, American singer-songwriter
- Michael Vartan, French-American actor
- Al Barrow, English bass guitarist (Magnum)
- Andy Merrill, American television writer, producer and voice actor
- Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer
- Robin Givens, American actress
- Roberto Mancini, Italian footballer and manager
- Hisayuki Sasaki, Japanese golfer (d. 2013)
- Fisher Stevens, American actor, director, and producer
- Charlie Benante, American drummer and songwriter
- Mike Bordin, American drummer
- Davey Boy Smith, English-Canadian wrestler (d. 2002)
- Samantha Bond, English actress
- Steve Oedekerk, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Kevin Henkes, American author and illustrator
- Ken O'Brien, American football player and coach
- Tim Pawlenty, American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Minnesota
- Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Ukraine
- Gianni Vernetti, Italian lawyer and politician
- Charlie Burchill, Scottish guitarist and songwriter
- Viktoria Mullova, Russian violinist
- Tetsuya Komuro, Japanese singer-songwriter, and producer
- Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager
- Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish race car driver
- Frank Boeijen, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Caroline Kennedy, American lawyer and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Japan
- Callie Khouri, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Michael A. Stackpole, American game designer and author
- Edda Heiðrún Backman, Icelandic actress, singer, director and artist (d. 2016)
- William Fichtner, American actor
- John McCarthy, English journalist and author
- Nazrin Shah of Perak, Sultan of Perak
- Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
- Bill Nye, American engineer, educator, and television host
- Arthur Smith, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Curtis Armstrong, American actor, singer, and producer
- Steve Bannon, American media executive and political figure
- Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tarmo Kõuts, Estonian admiral and politician
- Lyle Mays, American keyboardist and composer
- Richard Stone, American composer (d. 2001)
- Sheila Copps, Canadian journalist and politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
- Bappi Lahiri, Indian singer-songwriter and producer
- Jim Wetherbee, American captain, engineer, and astronaut
- Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Vera Fischer, Brazilian actress, winner from Miss Brasil 1969 contest.
- Gunnar Graps, Estonian singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
- Gavyn Davies, English journalist and businessman
- Masanori Sekiya, Japanese race car driver
- Don Adams, American basketball player (d. 2013)
- Neil Rosenshein, American tenor and actor
- Richard Codey, American politician, 53rd Governor of New Jersey
- Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Ethiopian-Djiboutian lawyer and politician, President of Djibouti
- James Avery, American actor (d. 2013)
- Phil Bloom, Dutch model and actress
- Randy Brecker, American trumpeter and flugelhornist
- Alain de Cadenet, English race car driver
- Benigno Fitial, Mariana Islander businessman and politician, 7th Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Simon Townsend, Australian journalist and television host
- Mickey Leland, American activist and politician (d. 1989)
- Nicole Brossard, Canadian author and poet
- Jil Sander, German fashion designer, founded Jil Sander AG
- Henry Carr, American football player and sprinter (d. 2015)
- Marilyn Hacker, American poet and critic
- Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1970)
- Aimé Jacquet, French footballer, coach, and manager
- Eddie Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
- Louis van Dijk, Dutch pianist
- Bruce Lee, American-Chinese actor, martial artist, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
- Dave Giusti, American baseball player and manager
- Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Congolese politician, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 2001)
- John Ashworth, English biologist and academic
- Apolo Nsibambi, Ugandan academic and politician, Prime Minister of Uganda
- Gail Sheehy, American journalist and author
- Les Blank, American director and producer (d. 2013)
- Daniel Charles, French musicologist and philosopher (d. 2008)
- Willie Pastrano, American boxer (d. 1997)
- Ammo Baba, Iraqi footballer and manager (d. 2009)
- Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1975)
- Gilbert Strang, American mathematician and academic
- Jacques Godbout, Canadian journalist, author, director, and screenwriter
- Gordon S. Wood, American historian and academic
- Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (d. 1983)
- Joe DeNardo, American meteorologist (d. 2018)
- Dick Poole, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (d. 2009)
- Alan Simpson, English screenwriter and producer (d. 2017)
- Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (d. 2005)
- Josh Kirby, English painter and illustrator (d. 2001)
- Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 1987)
- William E. Simon, American soldier and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2000)
- Chae Myung-shin, South Korean general (d. 2013)
- John Maddox, Welsh chemist, physicist, and journalist (d. 2009)
- Marshall Thompson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
- Derroll Adams, American folk singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2000)
- Ernie Wise, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
- J. Ernest Wilkins Jr., American nuclear scientist, mechanical engineer and mathematician (d. 2011)
- Hall Bartlett, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- Nicholas Magallanes, American principal dancer and charter member of the New York City Ballet (d. 1977)
- Dora Dougherty Strother, American pilot and academic (d. 2013)
- Alexander Dubček, Slovak soldier and politician (d. 1992)
- Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (d. 1985)
- Buster Merryfield, English actor (d. 1999)
- Cal Worthington, American captain and car dealer (d. 2013)
- Stephen Elliott, American actor (d. 2005)
- Buffalo Bob Smith, American actor and television host (d. 1998)
- Chick Hearn, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2002)
- Connie Sawyer, American actress (d. 2018)
- Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and educator (d. 2011)
- David Merrick, American director and producer (d. 2000)
- James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1955)
- Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1967)
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (d. 2003)
- L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (d. 2000)
- Lars Onsager, Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
- Ted Husing, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
- Jovette Bernier, Canadian journalist, author, and radio show host (d. 1981)
- Fredric Warburg, English author and publisher (d. 1981)
- Vito Genovese, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1969)
- Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (d. 1989)
- Katherine Milhous, American author and illustrator (d. 1977)
- Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian monk and saint (d. 1971)
- Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, Indian activist and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1956)
- Masaharu Homma, Japanese general (d. 1946)
- Daniel Mendaille, French actor (d. 1963)
- Liviu Rebreanu, Romanian author and playwright (d. 1944)
- Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian poet and critic (d. 1948)
- Charles Dvorak, American pole vaulter and coach (d. 1969)
- Katharine Anthony, American biographer (d. 1965)
- Julius Lenhart, Austrian gymnast (d. 1962)
- Charles A. Beard, American historian, author, and educator, co-founded The New School (d. 1948)
- Chaim Weizmann, Belarusian-Israeli chemist and politician, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)
- Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and engineer (d. 1950)
- Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish academic and politician, 7th President of Finland (d. 1956)
- Charles Koechlin, French composer and educator (d. 1950)
- Janez Evangelist Krek, Slovene priest, journalist, and politician (d. 1917)
- William Bliss Baker, American painter (d. 1886)
- Charles Scott Sherrington, English physiologist, bacteriologist, and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)
- Frank Dicksee, English painter and illustrator (d. 1928)
- Frederic Crowninshield, American artist and author (d. 1918)
- Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)
- Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
- James Service, Scottish-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Victoria (d. 1899)
- Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville, French politician and diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (d. 1886)
- Fanny Kemble, English actress, playwright, and poet (d. 1893)
- Julius Benedict, German-English conductor and composer (d. 1885)
- Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1865)
- Franz Krommer, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1831)
- Georg Forster, German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (d. 1794)
- Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs (d. 1813)
- Increase Sumner, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)
- Robert Lowth, English bishop and academic (d. 1787)
- Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1744)
- Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (d. 1709)
- Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
- Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (d. 1665)
- Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar (d. 1651)
- Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese daimyō (d. 1638)
- Mingyi Swa, Crown Prince of Burma (d. 1593)
- Jacopo Mazzoni, Italian philosopher (d. 1598)
- Gaston IV, Count of Foix, French nobleman (d. 1472)
- King Ferdinand I of Aragon (d. 1416)
- Emperor Xiaozong of Song (d. 1194)
- Antinous, Greek favourite of Hadrian (d. 130)
Deaths On This Day
- Ioannis Grivas, Greek statesman (b. 1923)
- Mark Behr, Tanzanian-South African author and academic (b. 1963)
- Maurice Strong, Canadian businessman and diplomat (b. 1929)
- Garrett Swasey, American figure skater and coach (b. 1971)
- Philippe Washer, Belgian tennis player and golfer (b. 1924)
- Wanda Błeńska, Polish physician and missionary (b. 1911)
- Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer (b. 1988)
- P. D. James, English author (b. 1920)
- Jack Kyle, Irish rugby player and humanitarian (b. 1926)
- Fernance B. Perry, Portuguese-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
- Lewis Collins, English-American actor (b. 1946)
- Herbert F. DeSimone, American lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Rhode Island (b. 1929)
- Volker Roemheld, German physiologist and biologist (b. 1941)
- Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (b. 1925)
- Manuel F. Segura, Filipino colonel (b. 1919)
- Mickey Baker, American guitarist (b. 1925)
- Ab Fafié, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1941)
- Érik Izraelewicz, French journalist and author (b. 1954)
- Marvin Miller, American businessman and union leader (b. 1917)
- Jack Wishna, American photographer and businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (b. 1958)
- Len Fulford, English photographer and director (b. 1928)
- Ken Russell, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
- Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1969)
- Irvin Kershner, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)
- Al Alberts, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
- V. P. Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (b. 1931)
- Bernie Banton, Australian activist (b. 1946)
- Robert Cade, American physician and academic, co-invented Gatorade (b. 1927)
- Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
- Bill Willis, American football player and coach (b. 1921)
- Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
- Bebe Moore Campbell, American author and educator (b. 1950)
- Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
- Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
- Joe Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (b. 1907)
- Billie Bird, American actress (b. 1908)
- Shivmangal Singh Suman, Indian poet and academic (b. 1915)
- Malcolm Bradbury, English author and academic (b. 1932)
- Uno Prii, Estonian-Canadian architect (b. 1924)
- Len Shackleton, English footballer and journalist (b. 1922)
- Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1937)
- Alain Peyrefitte, French scholar and politician, French Minister of Justice (b. 1925)
- Elizabeth Gray Vining, American author and librarian (b. 1902)
- Barbara Acklin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
- Gloria Fuertes, Spanish poet and author of children's literature (b. 1917)
- Buck Leonard, American baseball player and educator (b. 1907)
- Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and conductor (b. 1906)
- Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
- David White, American actor (b. 1916)
- Basilis C. Xanthopoulos, Greek physicist and academic (b. 1951)
- Carlos Arias Navarro, Spanish lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1908)
- John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
- Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess player and author (b. 1927)
- Rendra Karno, Indonesian actor (b. 1920)
- Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (b. 1898)
- F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect, designed the Villa Vizcaya (b. 1882)
- Harvey Milk, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1930)
- George Moscone, American lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1929)
- Mart Laga, Estonian basketball player (b. 1936)
- Alberto Massimino, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1895)
- Ross McWhirter, English author and activist, co-founded the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
- Frank Christian, American trumpet player (b. 1887)
- Helene Madison, American swimmer and nurse (b. 1913)
- May Gibbs, English Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist, (b. 1877)
- Léon M'ba, Gabonese politician, 1st President of Gabon (b. 1902)
- August Lass, Estonian footballer (b. 1903)
- Frederick Fane, Irish-English cricketer (b. 1875)
- Dirk Jan de Geer, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1870)
- Georgi Damyanov, Bulgarian politician, Head of State of Bulgaria (b. 1892)
- Artur Rodziński, Polish-American conductor (b. 1892)
- Arthur Honegger, French-Swiss composer and academic (b. 1892)
- Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
- Leonid Mandelstam, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1879)
- Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian soldier and politician (b. 1916)
- Nicolae Iorga, Romanian historian and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1871)
- Basil Zaharoff, Greek-French businessman and philanthropist (b. 1849)
- Baby Face Nelson, American criminal (b. 1908)
- Lya De Putti, Slovak-American actress (b. 1899)
- Douglas Cameron, Canadian contractor and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (b. 1854)
- Alexius Meinong, Ukrainian-Austrian philosopher and author (b. 1853)
- Manuel Espinosa Batista, Panamanian pharmacist and politician (b. 1857)
- Emile Verhaeren, Belgian poet and playwright (b. 1855)
- Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1827)
- Clement Studebaker, American businessman, co-founded Studebaker (b. 1831)
- Constant Fornerod, Swiss academic and politician, 10th President of the Swiss Council of States (b. 1819)
- Alexandre Dumas, fils, French novelist and playwright (b. 1824)
- Fanny Elssler, Austrian ballerina (b. 1810)
- Theobald Boehm, German flute player and composer (b. 1794)
- Richard Christopher Carrington, English astronomer and educator (b. 1826)
- Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1815)
- André Parmentier, Belgian-American architect (b. 1780)
- Gustavus Conyngham, Irish-born American merchant sea captain, an officer in the Continental Navy and a privateer.
- Andrew Meikle, Scottish engineer, designed the threshing machine (b. 1719)
- Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician and theorist (b. 1667)
- Henry Winstanley, English painter and engineer (b. 1644)
- John Eliot, English politician (b. 1592)
- Francis, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, Bishop of Cammin (b. 1577)
- Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese commander (b. 1568)
- Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
- Guillaume Dufay, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1397)
- Philip van Artevelde, Flemish patriot (b. 1340)
- Saint Gregory of Sinai (b. c. 1260)
- Blanche of Castile (b. 1188)
- Constance, Queen of Sicily (b. 1154)
- Acarius, bishop of Doornik and Noyon
- Maurice, Byzantine emperor (b. 539)
- Clovis I, king of the Franks
- Galla Placidia, Roman Empress (b. 392)
- Rufinus, Roman politician (b. 335)
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- Horace, Roman soldier and poet (b. 65 BC)