On This Day in History: November 29
November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 32 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- $2.5 million in sales on 1st day of Mississippi lottery. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says people bought a total of $2.5 million in lottery tickets on the first day of sales.
- Nurses donate Mega Millions winnings to co-workers in need. The nationwide buzz over the recent $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was a temporary high, but the excitement at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO, continued weeks after the drawing.
- Mass. Lottery ends some scratch ticket games before grand prizes paid out. It's an enticing gamble: a few bucks for a chance to win $1 million, $4 million, or more. But all of those big, bright prize amounts we see stamped on scratch tickets won't necessarily be given away.
- Bob Newhart brings back Papa Elf in new Kentucky Lottery holiday commercial. Legendary actor Bob Newhart dusted off his Papa Elf costume from his turn in the Christmas blockbuster movie "Elf" to work with the Kentucky Lottery promoting its Holiday Gift Series Scratch-Off campaign.
- 20 co-workers to split $421M Powerball jackpot. A group of 20 co-workers are the winners of Saturday's $421 million Powerball jackpot on a ticket sold in Tennessee.
- CT Lottery settles 5 Card Cash dispute with vendor. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has agreed to settle for a fraction of the nearly $4.2 million it had claimed that Scientific Games, the international gambling giant, lost in last year's hacking of the popular "5 Card Cash" instant game.
- Update: Players sue Delaware Lottery for $2M over disputed Keno tickets. Two Delaware men are claiming they haven't seen a penny of the $2 million they say the state lottery owes them after a computer glitch spewed out multiple matching numbers.
- More lottery winners using trusts to accept prizes anonymously. Although lottery regulations typically state that a claimant's name, city or town, image, amount of prize, claim date and game are all public record, trusts have become a common tool for winners to skirt the rules and remain their anonymity when claiming a big prize.
- NC's biggest lottery winner, who faced drug charges soon after win, gives nearly $700k to church. A North Carolina lottery winner — who was arrested on drug charges just months after she won $188 million earlier this year — has given her church nearly $700,000, an attorney says.
- Powerball coming to California. Less than 24 hours after the winning Powerball lottery numbers were announced for the largest Powerball jackpot ever, California's five-member lottery commission voted unanimously on Thursday to bring the Powerball jackpot to the state.
- Record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot won by 2 tickets. The largest Powerball lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri.
- Asset managers accused of fronting for real $254M Powerball winner. The three wealthy bankers who came forward to claim a $254 million Powerball jackpot are facing claims that they are not in fact the real winners.
- N.C. Lottery spent $11 million on advertising. In North Carolina, it is hard to avoid seeing the state lottery's advertising efforts, and with good reason: In the last fiscal year, the lottery spent $10.9 million on advertising.
- Michigan lottery players are the big winners. Conspiracy theory has long held that lottery proceeds intended to solve all of Michigan's school funding problems have been for decades fiscally diverted by crafty lawmakers in other, non-school programs, but lottery players might be the ones who are actually benefiting.
- Winning $151M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Rhode Island. One lucky person from Rhode Island is holding the winning ticket from last night's $151 million Powerball drawing. Lottery officials aren't sure who the lucky winner is yet.
- Will robber get to keep lottery jackpot?. The winner of a $1 million lottery scratch ticket may not be so lucky after all: He's a convicted bank robber who isn't supposed to gamble.
- Ex-lovers settle bitter fight over $12.4 million lottery win. A once-happy couple, who split five months ago, have settled a legal dispute over a $12.4 million Canada Super 7 jackpot win, cutting short what could have been a bitter and messy legal battle involving love and money.
- TV station reports on the Kansas Lottery. Television station KTKA 49 (ABC) takes a look at the good and bad of the Kansas Lottery.
- Florida Lottery raffle tickets almost sold out. Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets could be sold out by the end of this week based on the current rate of sales, the Florida Lottery reports.
- Maryland budget deficit looms as lottery revenue falls off. Maryland's lottery has been slowing down as a revenue source for years and will continue to underperform as residents seek other gambling ventures, including betting on slot machines in neighboring states, budget analysts and state officials say.
- Michigan lottery ticket thieves sought by deputies. Livingston County sheriff's officials are looking for a man and woman who stole a "large amount" of Michigan instant lottery tickets from a drugstore east of Howell.
- N.D. woman duped in lottery scam. An elderly woman from Bismarck, North Dakota, reportedly has been fleeced of more than $100,000 in an apparent lottery scam.
- Will Mega Millions be the ticket for Texas?. Texas' plunge into the multistate lottery market this week with its promise of mega-jackpots and new revenues for the state is a bit of a gamble, supporters and critics agree.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$243 Million
Nov 29, 2019
- 2.$230 Million
Nov 29, 2013
- 3.$190 Million
Nov 30, 2018
- 4.$183 Million
Dec 1, 2018
- 5.$163 Million
Nov 29, 2017
- 6.$145 Million
Dec 1, 2017
- 7.$130 Million
Nov 29, 2000
- 8.$128 Million
Dec 2, 2008
- 9.$127 Million
Dec 1, 2004
- 10.$110 Million
Dec 2, 2015
- 10.$110 Million
Nov 30, 2019
- 12.€89 Million
Dec 1, 2017
- 13.$101 Million
Nov 30, 1994
- 14.$95 Million
Dec 1, 2010
- 15.$90 Million
Nov 29, 2014
- 16.€72 Million
Dec 2, 2014
- 17.€69.99 Million
Nov 29, 2018
- 18.€65.44 Million
Nov 30, 2017
- 19.$74 Million
Nov 29, 2006
- 20.€58.69 Million
Dec 5, 2014
- 21.$70 Million
Nov 30, 2013
- 21.$70 Million
Nov 30, 2007
- 21.$70 Million
Dec 2, 2014
- 24.$69 Million
Nov 30, 2002
- 25.$66 Million
Nov 30, 2005
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Nov 29, 1985
34 years old
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1983
36 years old
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
41 years old
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1977
42 years old
Monday, Nov 29, 1976
43 years old
Saturday, Nov 29, 1975
44 years old
Thursday, Nov 29, 1973
46 years old
Monday, Nov 29, 1971
48 years old
Saturday, Nov 29, 1969
50 years old
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1967
52 years old
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1967
52 years old
Sunday, Nov 29, 1964
55 years old
Saturday, Nov 29, 1958
61 years old
Friday, Nov 29, 1957
62 years old
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
63 years old
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
63 years old
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
63 years old
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1955
64 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Maurice Clemmons shoots and kills four police officers inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.
- The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
- North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.
- The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.
- Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
- Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
- Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.
- Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
- Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
- Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.
- First Indochina War: French forces carry out a massacre at Mỹ Trạch, Vietnam.
- The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
- World War II: Albania is liberated by the Partisans.
- World War II: The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concludes in Jajce (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina).
- U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.
- The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 11-0 to win the first championship associated with an American national professional football league.
- FC Barcelona is founded by Catalan, Spanish and Englishmen. It later develops into one of Spanish football's most iconic and strongest teams.
- The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes.
- Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
- American Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
- American Indian Wars: Sand Creek massacre: Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
- American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill: The Confederate Army of Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Army of the Ohio.
- The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austria, which will take over the leadership of the German Confederation.
- The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
- Whitman massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
- November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.
- Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil: John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil.
- A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
- The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
- San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
- American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
- Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
- The Battle of Swally takes place, which loosens the Portuguese Empire's hold on India.
- The papal conclave of 1549-50 begins.
- The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
- The Abbasid army under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib deals a crushing defeat to the Qarmatians at the Battle of Hama.
- The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.
- King Chlothar I dies at Compiègne. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons, Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I, who divide the Frankish Kingdom.
Births On This Day
- Ye Qiuyu, Chinese tennis player
- Akvilė Paražinskaitė, Lithuanian tennis player
- Karl Lawton, Australian rugby league player
- Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, British swimmer
- Shaun Lane, Australian rugby league player
- Terunofuji Haruo, Mongolian sumo wrestler
- Sheldon Richardson, American football player
- Dana Brooke, American wrestler and bodybuilder
- Lee Hyun-ho, South Korean footballer
- Russell Wilson, American football player
- Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer
- Sandro Wagner, German footballer
- Evangelia Aravani, Greek model
- Shannon Brown, American basketball player
- Ji Hyun-woo, South Korean actor and guitarist
- Katlego Mphela, South African footballer
- Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jennifer Oeser, German heptathlete
- Fawad Khan, Pakistani actor, model and singer
- P. J. Fleck, American football player and coach
- Janina Gavankar, American actress and singer
- Chun Jung-myung, South Korean actor
- Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek soldier and politician
- Adam Barrett, English footballer
- Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player
- The Game, American rapper
- Neal Horgan, American-Irish footballer
- Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player
- Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer
- Eddie Howe, English footballer and manager
- Younis Khan, Pakistani cricketer
- Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater
- Chris Akins, American football player
- Lindsay Benko, American swimmer
- Anna Faris, American actress
- Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player
- Andreas Ioannides, Cypriot footballer
- Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer and manager
- Sarah Jones, American actress and playwright
- Willie Bain, Scottish academic and politician
- Brian Baumgartner, American actor and producer
- Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Roger Shah, German electronic music producer
- Minoru Tanaka, Japanese wrestler and boxer
- Brad May, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Larry Joe Campbell, American actor and director
- Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer and coach
- Ryu Seung-ryong, South Korean actor
- Kasey Keller, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster
- Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American baseball player
- Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer
- Tomas Brolin, Swedish footballer
- Hayabusa, Japanese wrestler (d. 2016)
- Jonathan Knight, American singer-songwriter and dancer
- Lauren Child, English author
- Ellen Cleghorne, American comedian and actress
- Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese poet and pianist (d. 1992)
- Don Cheadle, American actor and producer
- Ken Monkou, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
- Will Downing, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Lalit Modi, Indian businessman
- Ronny Jordan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
- Andrew McCarthy, American actor and director
- Michael Veitch, Australian comedian and actor
- Marco Bucci, Italian discus thrower (d. 2013)
- Howard Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Cathy Moriarty, American actress
- Richard Borcherds, South African-English mathematician and academic
- Neal Broten, American ice hockey player
- Rich Camarillo, American football player and coach
- Rahm Emanuel, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago
- Michael Dempsey, Zimbabwean-English bass player
- John Dramani Mahama, Ghanaian historian and politician, 4th President of Ghana
- Jennifer Batten, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Janet Napolitano, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security
- Matthew Rubel, American businessman
- Mario Salieri, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Hinton Battle, German-American actor, dancer, and choreographer
- Yvonne Fovargue, English lawyer and politician
- Eric Laakso, American football player (d. 2010)
- Katrin Saks, Estonian lawyer and politician
- Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and television host
- Joel Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Steve Rogers, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2006)
- Jackie French, Australian author
- Vlado Kreslin, Slovenian singer-songwriter
- Huub Stevens, Dutch footballer and manager
- Jeff Fahey, American actor and producer
- Dusty Hare, English rugby player and cricketer
- Carl Finch, American polka musician, songwriter, and record producer (Brave Combo)
- Barry Goudreau, American guitarist and songwriter
- Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)
- Don Walker, Australian singer-songwriter and pianist
- Kevin O'Donnell, Jr., American author (d. 2012)
- Yvon Labre, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jerry Lawler, American wrestler and sportscaster
- Dutch Mantel, American wrestler and manager
- Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- Steve Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- Yōichi Masuzoe, Japanese politician
- Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (d. 1992)
- Ronnie Montrose, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
- Brian Cadd, Australian singer-songwriter, keyboard player and producer
- Suzy Chaffee, American skier
- Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Csaba Pléh, Hungarian psychologist and linguist
- Janet Holmes à Court, Australian businesswoman and philanthropist
- Bobbi Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
- Sue Miller, American novelist and short story writer
- Felix Cavaliere, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Michael Craze, British actor (d. 1998)
- Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
- Maggie Thompson, American author and critic
- John Grillo, English actor and playwright
- Bill Freehan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
- Roberto Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
- Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
- Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Cuban-Spanish economist and journalist (d. 2013)
- Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer
- Janet Smith, English lawyer and judge
- Henry T. Yang, Taiwanese/Chinese-American engineer and academic
- Peter Bergman, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Meco, American record producer and musician
- Kashiwado Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Yokozuna (d. 1996)
- Jan Mangerud, Norwegian geologist and academic
- Diane Ladd, American actress
- Thomas J. O'Brien, American bishop
- Willie Morris, American writer (d. 1999)
- John Mayall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- James Rosenquist, American painter and illustrator (d. 2017)
- Ed Bickert, Canadian jazz guitarist
- Jacques Chirac, French soldier and politician, 22nd President of France
- John Gary, American singer and television host (d. 1998)
- Fernando Guillén, Spanish actor (d. 2013)
- Marc Vaux, English painter
- Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1997)
- André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
- Shirley Porter, English politician, Lord Mayor of Westminster
- Vladimir Šenauer, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)
- Alan Lee Williams, English academic and politician
- Derek Jameson, English journalist and radio host (d. 2012)
- Woo Yong-gak, North Korean soldier
- Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter and educator
- Paul Simon, American soldier and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (d. 2003)
- Ernie Vossler, American golfer (d. 2013)
- Vin Scully, American sportscaster and game show host
- Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian lawyer and politician, President of Tunisia
- Jane Freilicher, American painter and poet (d. 2014)
- Charles E. Mower, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)
- Chuck Daigh, American race car driver (b. 2008)
- Michael Howard, English-American historian, author, and academic
- Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
- Yegor Ligachyov, Russian engineer and politician
- Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (d. 2014)
- Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (d. 2013)
- Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)
- Pierre Gaspard-Huit, French director and screenwriter (d. 2017)
- Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)
- Fran Ryan, American actress and comedian (d. 2000)
- Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese journalist and author (d. 2008)
- Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
- Elizabeth Choy, Malaysian-Singaporean educator and politician (d. 2006)
- Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian actor and director (d. 1961)
- Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (d. 1972)
- Afet İnan, Turkish historian and sociologist (d. 1985)
- Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop and theologian (d. 1991)
- Egon Eiermann, German architect, designed the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (d. 1970)
- Mildred Harris, American actress (d. 1944)
- Mildred Gillars, American broadcaster, employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during WWII (d. 1988)
- Andrija Artuković, Croatian Minister of Interior (d. 1988)
- Emma Morano, Italian supercentenarian, oldest Italian person ever, last verified person born in the 1800s (d. 2017)
- C. S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1963)
- Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (d. 1976)
- William Tubman, Liberian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Liberia (d. 1971)
- Julius Raab, Austrian engineer and politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1964)
- Joe Slater, Australian footballer and captain (d. 1917)
- Henri Fabre, French pilot and engineer (d. 1984)
- Artur Phleps, Romanian-German general (d. 1944)
- Abdülhalik Renda, Turkish civil servant and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Defence (d. 1957)
- Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (d. 1963)
- John Derbyshire, English swimmer and water polo player (d. 1938)
- Nellie Tayloe Ross, American educator and politician, 14th Governor of Wyoming (d. 1977)
- Francis Dodd, Welsh-English painter and academic (d. 1949)
- Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician and neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
- Suzan Rose Benedict, American mathematician and academic (d. 1942)
- Spyridon Samaras, Greek playwright and composer (d. 1917)
- Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician and academic (d. 1911)
- Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German lawyer and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1921)
- John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (d. 1945)
- Gertrude Jekyll, British horticulturist and writer (d. 1932)
- Empress Dowager Cixi of China (d. 1908)
- Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (d. 1888)
- Frederick Townsend Ward, American sailor and soldier (d. 1862)
- Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and psychologist (d. 1893)
- La Fayette Grover, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
- George Brown, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 10th Premier of West Canada (d. 1880)
- William Ellery Channing, American poet and author (d. 1901)
- Morrison Waite, American jurist and politician, 7th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1888)
- Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist (d. 1853)
- Gottfried Semper, German architect and academic, designed the Semper Opera House (d. 1879)
- Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and author (d. 1827)
- Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and academic (d. 1888)
- Alexander Brullov, Russian painter and architect, designed the Pulkovo Observatory (d. 1877)
- Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
- Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)
- Jemima Wilkinson, American evangelist (d. 1819)
- Michael Christian Festing, English violinist and composer (d. 1752)
- Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 1747)
- John Ray, English biologist and botanist (d. 1705)
- Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu, English politician (d. 1592)
- Joachim Vadian, Swiss physician, scholar, and politician (d. 1551)
- Andrea della Valle, Italian cardinal (d. 1534)
- Zhengtong, emperor of the Ming Dynasty (d. 1464)
- Thomas Percy, 1st Baron Egremont, English Baron (d. 1460)
- Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1368)
- John I, duke of Bavaria (d. 1340)
- John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, English Baron (d. 1361)
- Kazan, emperor of Japan (d. 1008)
- William of Septimania, Frankish nobleman (d. 850)
Deaths On This Day
- Jim Nabors, American actor, singer and comedian (b. 1930)
- Slobodan Praljak, Croatian general (b. 1945)
- Marcos Danilo Padilha, Brazilian football player (b. 1985)
- Joe Marston, Australian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
- Otto Newman, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (b. 1922)
- Oʻtkir Sultonov, Uzbek lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Uzbekistan (b. 1939)
- Dwayne Alons, American general and politician (b. 1946)
- Dick Bresciani, American businessman (b. 1938)
- Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (b. 1934)
- Oliver Cheatham, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
- Colin Eglin, South African soldier and politician (b. 1925)
- Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Russian-Polish poet and activist (b. 1936)
- Brian Torrey Scott, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1976)
- Joelmir Beting, Brazilian journalist (b. 1936)
- Sherab Palden Beru, Tibetan painter (b. 1911)
- Merv Pregulman, American football player and businessman (b. 1922)
- Buddy Roberts, American wrestler and manager (b. 1945)
- Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)
- Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (b. 1936)
- Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet and author (b. 1937)
- Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1915)
- S. Sivanayagam, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1930)
- Stephen J. Solarz, American academic and politician (b. 1940)
- Maurice Wilkes, English physicist and computer scientist (b. 1913)
- Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
- Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (b. 1918)
- James Barber, Canadian chef and author (b. 1923)
- Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
- Henry Hyde, American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
- Allen Carr, English-Spanish accountant and author (b. 1934)
- David Di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
- John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1932)
- Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (b. 1911)
- Daniel Gélin, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Mic Christopher, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)
- George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and music producer (b. 1943)
- John Knowles, American novelist (b. 1926)
- Ilmar Laaban, Estonian-Swedish poet and publicist (b. 1921)
- John Berry, American-French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
- Gene Rayburn, American game show panelist and host (b. 1917)
- Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (b. 1918)
- Maus Gatsonides, Dutch race car driver and businessman (b. 1911)
- Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (b. 1918)
- Dan Flavin, American sculptor and illustrator (b. 1933)
- Denis Jenkinson, English journalist and author (b. 1920)
- J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (b. 1904)
- Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
- Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)
- Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)
- Cary Grant, English-American actor (b. 1904)
- Nora Thompson Dean, American Lenape educator and author (b. 1907)
- Afrânio Pompílio Gastos do Amaral, Brazilian herpetologist (b. 1894)
- Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (b. 1908)
- Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)
- Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist, co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement (b. 1897)
- George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (b. 1923)
- Tony Brise, English race car driver (b. 1952)
- Graham Hill, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1929)
- James J. Braddock, American boxer (b. 1905)
- Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (b. 1888)
- Robert T. Frederick, American general (b. 1907)
- Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1886)
- Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1897)
- Dink Johnson, American pianist, clarinet player, and drummer (b. 1892)
- Sam De Grasse, Canadian-American actor (b. 1875)
- Johannes Vares, Estonian poet, physician, and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)
- Boyd Wagner, American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
- Frank Waller, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1884)
- Philipp Scheidemann, German lawyer and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1865)
- Abdullah Cevdet, Kurdish-Turkish physician and academic (b. 1869)
- George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)
- Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer and educator (b. 1858)
- Prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (b. 1881)
- Hiệp Hòa, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1847)
- Mary Somerville, Scottish-Italian astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1780)
- Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (b. 1802)
- Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1778)
- John Maurice Hauke, Polish general (b. 1775)
- Samuel Langdon, American pastor, theologian, and academic (b. 1723)
- Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress, wife of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1717)
- Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1687)
- Patrick Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (b. 1635)
- James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Court of Session (b. 1619)
- Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician and biologist (b. 1628)
- Brian Walton, English bishop and scholar (b. 1600)
- Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish astronomer and theologian (b. 1565)
- William Cartwright, English priest and playwright (b. 1611)
- Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (b. 1567)
- Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
- John Felton, English soldier and assassin of the Duke of Buckingham (b. c. 1595)
- Ernst von Mansfeld, German commander (b. 1580)
- Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (b. 1533)
- Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
- Cuthbert Mayne, English priest (b. 1543)
- Jungjong of Joseon, Korean king (b. 1488)
- Hans Holbein the Younger, German artist and printmaker
- Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1470)
- Marie of Anjou, queen and wife of Charles VII of France (b. 1404)
- Robert Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Wemme, English nobleman (b. 1373)
- Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)
- Michael of Cesena, Italian general, priest, and theologian (b. 1270)
- Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1287)
- Philip IV, king of France (b. 1268)
- Clement IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1190)
- Otto II, duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
- Adalbero, duke of Carinthia (b. 980)
- Li Chun'an, Chinese merchant (b. 921)
- Seongjong, Korean king (b. 961)
- Chlothar I, Frankish king (b. 497)
- Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, ruler of Palenque (b. 465)
- Jacob of Serugh, Syrian poet and theologian (b. 451)