On This Day in History: November 28
November 28 is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 33 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
- Georgia Lottery gets new director Jan. 1. Georgia Lottery President Debbie Alford, who has headed the agency that raises money for the HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten classes since 2012, is retiring from her post.
- Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
- $550 MILLION: Powerball buying frenzy sparks another jackpot increase. As if $425 million or $500 million isn't enough, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) announced today that tonight's Powerball jackpot has been increased again -- to $550 million.
- Beware of sharks swimming in your office lottery pool. If you join an office lottery pool, you may want to take a few steps to avoid bitter litigation over who was really in the pool and who wasn't.
- Big lottery winners offer advice, cautionary tales as $500M Powerball drawing approaches. So you just won the $500 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what?
- $254M Ct. Powerball jackpot claimed by 3 asset managers. The mystery winners of a $254 million Powerball jackpot, a record for Connecticut, need only look in the mirror for wealth management advice.
- Minnesota Lottery tests Internet sales. Without a single press release or announcement, the Minnesota State Lottery is nearly a year into an experiment to get more Minnesotans to gamble online through a subscription lottery service.
- US delays crackdown on Internet gambling. The US Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Board delayed for six months on Friday the enforcement of new rules designed to crack down on Internet gambling.
- Kentucky Lottery reports record revenues, lower profits. The audit of the Kentucky Lottery showed that the lottery brought in $778.2 million -- up about 4.6 percent from the previous year -- but its profits were down about 2.7 percent.
- Maryland Lottery sales on the rise. According to the Maryland Lottery, instant scratch-off sales are up almost $45 million from this time last year, and overall lottery sales are up by almost $10 million during the first 10 months of this year.
- Wisconsin Lottery does not make vendor pay for mistakes. The Wisconsin Lottery has repeatedly declined to seek the maximum amount of damages allowed against a contractor whose technical failures have disrupted ticket sales and operations, records show.
- Some Oklahomans baffled by new Pick 3 lottery game. A manager of a local convenience store shared his insight on the start-up of the state lottery's scratch-off games versus the Pick 3 game which started earlier this month: People can't figure the Pick 3 out, he said.
- Couple learns downside of lottery pools -- the hard way. A United Kingdom couple faces the prospect of losing their home after the High Court dismissed their claim for a slice of a £7.2 million (US$12.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot.
- Central Islip lottery winner feeling grand. A Central Islip, New York, man said he will use most of his first payment from his $1 million jackpot prize to pay off $25,000 in charge card bills this week.
- Woman killed moments after winning lottery prize. A Raynham, Massachusetts, woman was stuck and killed by an SUV earlier this week, just moments after winning a $100 lottery prize.
- Better Business Bureau warns of lottery-winning scams. According to the Better Business Bureau, the official-sounding company names that scammers use change from week-to-week, but the scam remains the same: they all want your money.
- Alabama candidates discuss lottery possibilities. Two candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the June 6 primary discuss their views on a potential Alabama state lottery.
- Uncle Sam Wins Your Lottery. Attention, lottery players: If you win a nice big prize, opt to take it as a stream of payments and then change your mind and wish you had taken it as a lump sum, don't expect any special tax benefits if you sell your annuity for immediate cash.
- Number 13 'officially' unlucky in UK Lottery. The number 13 has traditionally been considered to be unlucky by people, and now the UK's National Lottery chiefs have revealed that the number does in fact happen to be the unluckiest for Lotto players as it is least likely to be picked in the main draw.
- Mother-daughter team split $2M lottery prize. A mother and daughter from Thompson Ridge, New York, have won $2 million in the $10 New York State Lottery instant game $250 Million Prize Payout Bonanza.
- Lottery shipments confusing to Oklahoma retailer. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission keeps sending a check-cashing business lottery tickets to sell, even though they have been banned from doing so.
- Court may shut down Mega Millions in California. The California Lottery and an anti-gambling group are set to argue in Sacramento court whether to halt Mega Millions in California as a judge weighs claims by the group and Democratic legislators that voters permitted a lottery only within California.
- For lottery winners, trouble followed fortune. Dreadful problems have plagued some big lottery winners in the past.
- Powerball Lottery Winner Found Dead in Her Geodesic Dome. A woman who won a $65.4 million Powerball jackpot with her husband five years ago was found dead at her home overlooking the Ohio River, where she had apparently been for days before anyone found her, police said.
- $48 Million Powerball Jackpot up for Grabs. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the Saturday jackpot grew to an estimated $48 million, with a cash option of $25.8 million.
- McDonald's janitor wins $3 million, but won't quit night shift job. A janitor who won $3 million in the lottery doesn't plan to quit his night shift job at McDonald's.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $14 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the current jackpot to roll over to $14 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
- Ill. couple who resuce ticket from trash claim $10.5 million prize. Chicago resident Ezekiel "Zeek" Garnett, 27, and his sister, Karen, 24, bought an Illinois Lotto ticket Oct. 4 in Niles, Illinois but threw it out without checking the numbers. Only the collection delay caused by a local garbage strike kept the ticket from being lost forever.
- Powerball winners have cause for thanks. The 16 lottery-winning Holdingford lunch ladies have lots to be thankful for during their first Thanksgiving since winning half of a $190.9 million Powerball jackpot in October.
- Millions in lottery winnings unclaimed in Singapore. Millions of dollars in lottery prizes have gone unclaimed in Singapore by people who struck it rich but did not collect the prizes, it was reported on Thursday.
- Lottery players vent fury. Outraged Canadian lottery players made their voices heard yesterday with complaints about the 6/49 lottery doubling its price to $2 next year.
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.$229 Million
Dec 1, 2020
- 5.$216 Million
Nov 28, 2020
- 6.€178 Million
Dec 1, 2020
- 7.$190 Million
Nov 30, 2018
- 8.$171 Million
Nov 28, 2018
- 9.$163 Million
Nov 29, 2017
- 10.$155 Million
Nov 28, 2007
- 11.$132 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 12.$130 Million
Nov 29, 2000
- 13.$127 Million
Dec 1, 2004
- 14.$111 Million
Nov 28, 2008
- 15.$110 Million
Nov 30, 2019
- 16.$101 Million
Nov 30, 1994
- 17.$100 Million
Nov 28, 2015
- 18.$95 Million
Dec 1, 2010
- 19.€80 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 20.$90 Million
Nov 29, 2014
- 21.€70.47 Million
Nov 28, 2020
- 22.€69.99 Million
Nov 29, 2018
- 23.€63 Million
Nov 28, 2014
- 24.€64.51 Million
Nov 28, 2017
- 25.$74 Million
Nov 29, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Nov 28, 1977
43 years old
Sunday, Nov 28, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Nov 28, 1973
47 years old
Wednesday, Nov 28, 1973
47 years old
Tuesday, Nov 28, 1967
53 years old
Saturday, Nov 28, 1964
56 years old
Wednesday, Nov 28, 1962
58 years old
Sunday, Nov 28, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Over seven hundred civilians are massacred by the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Eritrean Army in Aksum, Ethiopia.
- A chartered Avro RJ85 plane carrying at least 77 people, including the Chapecoense football team, crashes near Medellín, Colombia.
- Gunmen set off three bombs at the central mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killing at least 120 people.
- Sun Way Flight 4112 crashes after takeoff from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12 people.
- Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air missiles.
- South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore, as Prime Minister. She is succeeded in both positions by John Major.
- Cold War: Velvet Revolution: In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.
- South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board.
- Iran-Iraq War: Operation Morvarid: The bulk of the Iraqi Navy is destroyed by the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf. (Commemorated in Iran as Navy Day.)
- Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.
- East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
- Last executions in Paris: Claude Buffet and Roger Bontems are guillotined at La Santé Prison.
- Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation suffers severe abdominal injuries allegedly caused by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.
- Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
- The first pulsar (PSR B1919+21, in the constellation of Vulpecula) is discovered by two astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish.
- Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.
- Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
- Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
- Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
- Mauritania becomes independent of France.
- Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community.
- First successful flight of SM-65 Atlas; the first operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), developed by the United States and the first member of the Atlas rocket family.
- World War II: Tehran Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran, to discuss war strategy.
- In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people.
- The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance.
- FIDAC (The Interallied Federation of War Veterans Organisations), the first international organization of war veterans is established in Paris, France.
- Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush: The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.
- Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
- The Soviet Forces moved against Estonia when the 6th Red Rifle Division struck the border town of Narva, which marked the beginning of the Estonian War of Independence.
- The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.
- World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
- Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
- A mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, kills 154 men, leaving only one survivor.
- Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
- The Second Boer War: a British column is engaged by Boer forces at the Battle of Modder River; although the Boers withdraw, the British suffer heavy casualties.
- The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
- Women's suffrage in New Zealand concludes with the 1893 New Zealand general election.
- Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War preserves the Unification of Bulgaria.
- American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates.
- American Civil War: The Confederate States of America accept a rival state government's pronouncement that declares Missouri to be the 12th state of the Confederacy.
- Ka Lā Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day): The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
- Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.
- The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered printing press, built by the German team of Koenig & Bauer.
- Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
- Trade between the United States and modern-day Uruguay begins when John Leamy's frigate John arrives in Montevideo.
- The first Treaty of Hopewell is signed, by which the United States acknowledges Cherokee lands in what is now East Tennessee.
- At least 3,000 men of the Royal Scots Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeat about 900 Covenanter insurgents led by James Wallace of Auchens in the Battle of Rullion Green.
- At Gresham College, twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.
- The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliwa.
- In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence.
- An expedition under the command of Ferdinand Magellan passes through the Strait of Magellan.
- Champa-Đại Việt War: Emperor Lê Thánh Tông of Đại Việt formally launches his attack against Champa.
- Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in central Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
- Shi Jingtang is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt against Emperor Fei of Later Tang.
- Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy recognizes Childebert II as his heir.
Births On This Day
- Jackson Yee, Chinese singer, dancer and actor
- Chase Elliott, American race car driver
- David Nofoaluma, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
- Jake Miller, American singer-songwriter
- Adam Hicks, American actor
- Dedryck Boyata, Belgian footballer
- Bradley Smith, English motorcycle racer
- Laura Alleway, Australian footballer
- Jamie Buhrer, Australian rugby league player
- Scarlett Pomers, American actress and singer-songwriter
- Karen Gillan, Scottish actress
- Craig Kieswetter, South African-English cricketer and golfer
- Mouhamadou Dabo, French footballer
- Mike Kostka, Canadian ice hockey player
- Álvaro Pereira, Uruguayan footballer
- Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
- Marc-André Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
- Trey Songz, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress and producer
- Naoko Yamada, Japanese anime director
- Rostam Batmanglij, American musician and songwriter
- Tyler Glenn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Summer Rae, American football player, wrestler, and actress
- Édouard Roger-Vasselin, French tennis player
- Nelson Valdez, Paraguayan footballer
- Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player
- Chris Harris, English motorcycle racer
- Raido Villers, Estonian basketball player
- Brian Tevreden, Dutch footballer
- Lisa Middelhauve, German singer-songwriter
- Stuart Taylor, English footballer
- Chamillionaire, American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor
- Shy FX, English DJ and producer
- Katarzyna Strączy, Polish tennis player
- Brent Albright, American wrestler
- Darryl Flahavan, English footballer
- Freddie Mitchell, American football player
- Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer
- Michael Simpkins, English footballer
- Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
- Marlon Broomes, English footballer
- Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer and manager
- Acer Nethercott, English rower (d. 2013)
- Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
- Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby player
- DeMya Walker, American basketball player
- Ryan Kwanten, Australian actor
- Bakarhythm, Japanese comedian, actor, playwright, and composer
- Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian journalist and author
- Park Sung-bae, South Korean footballer
- Takashi Shimoda, Japanese footballer
- Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- apl.de.ap, Filipino-American singer and rapper
- András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer and manager
- Jade Puget, American guitarist and producer
- Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer
- Anastasia Kelesidou, German-Greek discus thrower
- Jesper Strömblad, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
- Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player
- Richard Osman, English television host, director, and producer
- Nick Knight, English cricketer and sportscaster
- Petr Kouba, Czech footballer
- Robb Nen, American baseball player and manager
- Valeri Nikitin, Estonian wrestler
- Sonia O'Sullivan, Irish athlete
- Darren Bett, English journalist
- Chris Heaton-Harris, English businessman and politician
- Anna Nicole Smith, American model, actress, and television personality (d. 2007)
- José del Solar, Peruvian footballer and manager
- Stephnie Weir, American actress and comedian
- Erwin Mortier, Belgian author and poet
- Matt Williams, American baseball player and manager
- Michael Bennet, Indian-American lawyer and politician
- John Burkett, American baseball player and bowler
- Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (d. 2015)
- Sian Williams, English-Welsh journalist
- Armando Iannucci, Scottish comedian, actor, director, and producer
- Andrew Jones, English politician
- Johnny Newman, American basketball player
- Walt Weiss, American baseball player and manager
- Matt Cameron, American drummer and songwriter
- Juan Carlos Rosero, Ecuadorian cyclist (d. 2013)
- Jon Stewart, American comedian, actor, and television host
- Martin Clunes, English actor, singer, and director
- Alfonso Cuarón, Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jorge Domecq, Spanish lawyer and diplomat
- John Galliano, Gibraltar-born British fashion designer
- Andy Ritchie, English footballer and manager
- Kenny Wharton, English footballer and coach
- Nancy Charest, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- Judd Nelson, American actor and screenwriter
- Stephen Roche, Irish cyclist and sportscaster
- Kriss Akabusi, English sprinter and hurdler
- Dave Righetti, American baseball player and coach
- Peeter Järvelaid, Estonian historian and scholar
- Fiona Armstrong, English-Scottish journalist and author
- David Van Day, English singer
- Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer and sportscaster
- Adem Jashari, Kosovan commander (d. 1998)
- Necip Hablemitoğlu, Turkish historian and academic (d. 2002)
- Alistair Darling, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
- Helen De Michiel, American director and producer
- Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
- Gordon Marsden, English journalist and politician
- S. Epatha Merkerson, American actress
- Barbara Morgan, American educator and astronaut
- Ed Harris, American actor and producer
- Russell Alan Hulse, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
- Alexander Godunov, Russian-American actor and dancer (d. 1995)
- Paul Shaffer, Canadian-American singer, keyboard player, and bandleader
- Beeb Birtles, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mick Channon, English footballer and horse trainer
- Agnieszka Holland, Polish film and television director and screenwriter
- Alan Lightman, American physicist, novelist, and academician
- Dick Morris, American political consultant, journalist, and author
- Michel Berger, French singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
- Maria Farantouri, Greek singer and politician
- Gladys Kokorwe, Botswana politician and Speaker of The National Assembly
- Joe Dante, American director and producer
- Franklin Drilon, Filipino lawyer and politician, 22nd President of the Senate of the Philippines
- Rita Mae Brown, American novelist, poet, and screenwriter
- R. B. Greaves, Guyanese-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
- Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist
- Paul Warfield, American football player and sportscaster
- Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (d. 2015)
- Bruce Channel, American singer-songwriter
- Peter Dimond, Australian rugby league player
- Gary Hart, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland
- Frik du Preez, South African rugby player
- Randolph Stow, Australian-English author and poet (d. 2010)
- Joe Knollenberg, American soldier and politician
- Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)
- Gato Barbieri, Argentinian saxophonist and composer (d. 2016)
- Terence Frisby, English author and playwright
- A.L. "Doodle" Owens, American country music songwriter and singer (d. 1999)
- Berry Gordy, Jr., American songwriter and producer, founded Motown Records
- Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist and academic (d. 1980)
- Piet Steenbergen, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2010)
- Abdul Halim of Kedah, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 2017)
- József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1978)
- Gigi Gryce, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1983)
- Dennis Brutus, South African journalist, poet, and academic (d. 2009)
- Johanna Döbereiner, Czech-Brazilian agronomist and academic (d. 2000)
- Helen Delich Bentley, American politician (d. 2016)
- Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981)
- Keith Miller, Australian cricketer, footballer, and pilot (d. 2004)
- Lilian, Princess of Réthy (d. 2002)
- Ramón José Velásquez, Venezuelan journalist, lawyer, and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)
- Evald Okas, Estonian painter and academic (d. 2011)
- Yves Thériault, Canadian author (d. 1983)
- Cliff Addison, English chemist and academic (d. 1994)
- Morris Louis, American painter (d. 1962)
- Václav Renč, Czech poet and playwright (d. 1973)
- Elsie Quarterman, American ecologist and academic (d. 2014)
- Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Nigerian educator and politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (d. 1997)
- Claude Lévi-Strauss, Belgian-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 2009)
- Rose Bampton, American soprano and educator (d. 2007)
- Alberto Moravia, Italian journalist and author (d. 1990)
- Henry Picard, American golfer (d. 1997)
- James Eastland, American planter and politician (d. 1986)
- Nancy Mitford, English journalist and author (d. 1973)
- Gladys O'Connor, English-Canadian actress (d. 2012)
- Mary Bothwell, Canadian classical vocalist and painter (d. 1985)
- İhap Hulusi Görey, Turkish graphic artist (d. 1986)
- Dawn Powell, American author and playwright (d. 1965)
- Lilia Skala, Austrian-American actress (d. 1994)
- José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (d. 1980)
- Brooks Atkinson, American theatre critic (d. 1984)
- Henry Hazlitt, American economist and philosopher (d. 1993)
- Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino journalist, jurist, and politician (d. 1949)
- Mabel Alvarez, American painter (d. 1985)
- Ernst Röhm, German soldier and politician (d. 1934)
- Stefan Zweig, Austrian author, playwright, and journalist (d. 1942)
- Alexander Blok, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1921)
- Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (d. 1946)
- Henry Bacon, American architect, designed the Lincoln Memorial (d. 1924)
- James Allen, English author and poet (d. 1912)
- Lindley Miller Garrison, American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Secretary of War (d. 1932)
- Adina Emilia De Zavala, American teacher, historian and preservationist of Texas history (d. 1955)
- Alfonso XII of Spain (d. 1885)
- Helen Magill White, American academic (d. 1944)
- John Wesley Hyatt, American engineer (d. 1920)
- Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1894)
- Friedrich Engels, German-English philosopher, economist, and journalist (d. 1895)
- William Froude, English engineer and architect (d. 1879)
- John Lloyd Stephens, American archaeologist and explorer (d. 1852)
- William Weston, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1888)
- Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Swedish poet, composer, and critic (d. 1866)
- Victor Cousin, French philosopher and academic (d. 1867)
- Victor de Broglie, French lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (d. 1870)
- Maria Antonia of Parma (d. 1841)
- Luke Howard, English chemist and meteorologist (d. 1864)
- Maria Teresa Poniatowska, Polish noblewoman (d. 1834)
- William Blake, English poet and painter (d. 1827)
- Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1764)
- Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (d. 1770)
- Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen (d. 1728)
- Betty Parris, woman from Salem in Massachusetts who accused others of being witches (d. 1760)
- Jean Cavalier, French rebel leader (d. 1740)
- Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, English soldier and politician, 14th Colonial Governor of New York (d. 1723)
- Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish captain and explorer (d. 1698)
- Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-French composer and manager (d. 1687)
- Abraham Brueghel, Flemish Baroque painter (d. 1690)
- John Bunyan, English preacher, theologian, and author (d. 1688)
- Hans Nansen, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1667)
- Hong Taiji, Emperor of China (d. 1643)
- James Whitelocke, English judge and politician, Chief Justice of Chester (d. 1632)
- Margaret Tudor, Queen of James IV of Scotland, daughter of Henry VII of England (d. 1541)
- Anne Shelton, elder sister of Thomas Boleyn (d. 1555)
- Wen Zhengming, artist during the Ming dynasty (d. 1559)
- Yesün Temür, Chinese emperor (d. 1328)
- Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1180)
Deaths On This Day
- David Prowse, English actor (b. 1935)
- Harry Leslie Smith, British writer and political commentator (b. 1923)
- Wayne Bickerton, Welsh songwriter and producer (b. 1941)
- Luc Bondy, Swiss director and producer (b. 1948)
- Gerry Byrne, English-Welsh footballer (b. 1938)
- Marjorie Lord, American actress (b. 1918)
- Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (b. 1930)
- Chespirito, Mexican actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Said Akl, Lebanese poet, playwright, and linguist (b. 1912)
- Dale Armstrong, Canadian race car driver (b. 1941)
- Jack Matthews, American author, playwright, and academic (b. 1925)
- Mitja Ribičič, Italian-Slovenian soldier and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1919)
- Jean-Louis Roux, Canadian actor and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1923)
- Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Austrian-American poet and songwriter (b. 1920)
- Knut Ahnlund, Swedish historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
- Spain Rodriguez, American illustrator (b. 1940)
- Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer (b. 1922)
- Zig Ziglar, American soldier and author (b. 1926)
- Lloyd J. Old, American immunologist and academic (b. 1933)
- Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1926)
- Gilles Carle, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Havaldar Gajender Singh, Indian sergeant (b. 1972)
- Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Indian soldier (b. 1977)
- Gudrun Wagner, Prussian director and producer (b. 1944)
- Marc Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
- Jack Concannon, American football player and actor (b. 1943)
- Ted Bates, English footballer and manager (b. 1918)
- Antonia Forest, English author (b. 1915)
- Mihkel Mathiesen, Estonian engineer and politician (b. 1918)
- Melih Cevdet Anday, Turkish poet and author (b. 1915)
- Kal Mann, American songwriter (b. 1917)
- William Reid, Scottish lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1921)
- Kerry Wendell Thornley, American soldier and author (b. 1938)
- Georges Marchal, French actor (b. 1920)
- Joe Kelly, Irish race car driver (b. 1915)
- Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
- Buster Edwards, English boxer and criminal (b. 1932)
- Jerry Rubin, American businessman and activist (b. 1938)
- Jerry Edmonton, Canadian-American drummer (b. 1946)
- Garry Moore, American comedian, television personality, and game show host (b. 1915)
- Kenneth Connor, English actor (b. 1918)
- Sidney Nolan, Australian-English painter and academic (b. 1917)
- Choh Hao Li, Chinese-American biologist and chemist (b. 1913)
- Kazuharu Sonoda, Japanese wrestler (b. 1956)
- Christopher George, American actor (b. 1929)
- Helen of Greece and Denmark (b. 1896)
- Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentinian businessman (b. 1902)
- Bob Meusel, American baseball player and sailor (b. 1896)
- Rosalind Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1907)
- Peder Furubotn, Norwegian Communist and anti-Nazi Resistance leader (b.1890)
- Marthe Bibesco, Romanian-French author and poet (b. 1886)
- Havergal Brian, English composer (b. 1875)
- Wasfi al-Tal, Jordanian captain and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1920)
- Enid Blyton, English author and poet (b. 1897)
- K. C. Dey, Indian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)
- Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (b. 1880)
- Dirk Jan de Geer, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1870)
- Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (b. 1896)
- Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (b. 1908)
- Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
- Frank Olson, American biologist and chemist (b. 1910)
- Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (b. 1902)
- Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (b. 1879)
- Aleksander Hellat, Estonian lawyer and politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1881)
- James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, created basketball (b. 1861)
- Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist and scholar (b. 1877)
- Constantine VI of Constantinople (b. 1859)
- `Abdu'l-Bahá, Head of the Baháʼí Faith (b. 1844)
- Mikelis Avlichos, Greek poet and scholar (b. 1844)
- Walter Benona Sharp, American businessman (b. 1870)
- Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish playwright, poet, and painter (b. 1869)
- Hermann de Pourtalès, Swiss sailor (b. 1847)
- Moses Dickson, African-American abolitionist, soldier, minister, and founder of The Knights of Liberty (b. 1824)
- Sir James Corry, 1st Baronet, British politician (b. 1826)
- Jyotirao Phule, Indian philosopher and activist (b. 1827)
- Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese archbishop (b. 1837)
- Orson Hyde, American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (b. 1805)
- Caterina Scarpellini, Italian astronomer and meteorologist (b. 1808)
- Frédéric Bazille, French soldier and painter (b. 1841)
- Washington Irving, American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian (b. 1783)
- Ludger Duvernay, French journalist and politician (b. 1799)
- Emmanuil Xanthos, Greek activist, co-founded Filiki Eteria (b. 1772)
- Sophie Botta, the Dark Countess, German woman of mysterious identity
- Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1745)
- Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist and academic (b. 1750)
- Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American general (b. 1730)
- Sir James Tylney-Long, 7th Baronet, English politician (b. 1736)
- William Whipple, American general and politician (b. 1730)
- Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (b. 1734)
- Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and politician, 3rd Governor General of New France (b. 1622)
- Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Italian organist, composer, and educator (b. 1637)
- Anthony Wood, English historian and author (b. 1632)
- Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet and scholar (b. 1644)
- Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and painter (b. 1598)
- Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Italian painter and architect (b. 1606)
- Athanasius Kircher, German priest, philologist, and scholar (b. 1601)
- Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English soldier and politician (b. 1608)
- Leonard Hoar, English minister and academic (b. 1630)
- Jean de Thévenot, French linguist and botanist (b. 1633)
- Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
- Georg Major, German theologian and educator (b. 1502)
- Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick (b. 1475)
- James of the Marches, Franciscan friar
- Yishan Yining, Zen monk and writer from China who taught in Japan (b. 1247)
- Eleanor of Castile (b. 1241)
- Owain Gwynedd, Welsh king (b. 1080)
- Margrave Ottokar II of Styria
- Lady Ma, Chinese noblewoman (b. 890)
- Pope Gregory III