On This Day in History: November 30
November 30 is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 31 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts Lottery to allow prize claims via mobile app. Players who are tired of traveling to claim centers or mailing away their winning lottery tickets to claim their prizes will soon have a new option. Next spring, the Massachusetts Lottery will begin allowing players to claim larger prizes through their phones.
- Lottery winner taskforce in United Kingdom unites to spread early Christmas joy. A team of lottery winners from the United Kingdom have been working together to make Christmas happen a little earlier this year by gifting holiday baskets to charity workers and care staff who look after the elderly.
- Unclaimed $14.6 million Arizona Lottery ticket expires Monday. If you played the Arizona Lottery this past summer, look around the house for lottery tickets you might have missed; you might be sitting on $14.6 million.
- $257 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot expands. The last time the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot was this big, it was busy setting the record for the largest lottery jackpot in history.
- Mechanic and his wife are Missouri winners of $588M Powerball jackpot. Cindy Hill, a laid-off office manager who lives in a small town in Missouri, called her husband Thursday with urgent news that would change everything: "We won the lottery."
- Apparent Arizona winner captured on video the moment he learned of win. A man, who appeared to be a construction or highway worker, walked into a Prince George's County, Maryland, Exxon Thursday afternoon and -- according to witnesses -- walked out a multi-multi-millionaire.
- Winning Powerball ticket in Mo. turned in. Lottery officials in Missouri say a winning Powerball ticket for the record $588 million drawing has been turned-in and verified.
- Virginia woman dreams of Obama, wins lottery. A Virginia Beach woman says she dreamed about chatting with President Barack Obama, and the next day won the lottery by playing the president's birthday.
- Connecticut Powerball mystery deepens. Three money managers who claimed the state's record-breaking $254.2 million Powerball jackpot on Monday may still have a fight ahead of them in the court of public opinion.
- Atlanta man wins $1 million lottery for second time in three years. An Atlanta man has won a $1 million prize for the second time in three years playing an instant lottery game, according to Georgia Lottery officials.
- Unclaimed Pa. lottery prize worth $50K to expire. Time is running out for a Pennsylvania Lottery winner to claim a $50,000 prize.
- California Lottery has Thanksgiving millionaire. Someone was especially thankful this Thanksgiving: He won $8 million in Wednesday's California SuperLotto Plus drawing.
- N.C. lottery excitement: first Powerball jackpot winner. Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket this week in North Carolina is $74.5 million richer this morning.
- Two winning Mega Millions lottery tickets in $35 Million drawing. Two tickets will share the $35 million jackpot in Tuesday night's multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing.
- Mass. Lottery expanding Keno with new Bonus game. As of Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Massachusetts Lottery will launch a new way for residents to play the popular Keno game.
- Californians targeted by Spanish lottery scam. Imagine receiving a letter in the mail that you're the big winner of a lottery in Spain. If it sounds too good to be true, that's probably because it is.
- Texas Lottery Commission chair betting on future. The 72-year-old chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission is facing one last duty before retirement: overseeing the troubled agency's bid to win back public trust.
- Million-dollar ticket fight goes before Mass. Lottery board. In the opening round of what may be a lengthy legal battle, an 83-year-old local man who found a winning Massachusetts lottery ticket in a trash bin defended his right to the $1 million prize yesterday, fending off a rival claim.
- Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $127 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $127 million, with a cash option of $69.9 million.
- Syndicate Misses Out on Lottery Fortune. A school cleaner apologized to other members of his Lottery syndicate Friday after failing to put on a winning line that could have scooped them a share of an £8.5 million (US$16.2 million) jackpot.
- Tennessee grants fewer lottery scholarships than projected. Tennessee's HOPE scholarship program gave out fewer grants in its first year than state officials had expected.
- Record Oregon lottery jackpot still unclaimed. Nobody has claimed the record $30 million prize in the two weeks since the six winning numbers turned up on a ticket sold in Milwaukie.
- Satellite failure stops Nebraska lottery ticket sales. According to Nebraska Lottery, communication between the Nebraska Lottery and retailers was interrupted early Sunday morning after a communications satellite failed.
- Tenn. Lottery Director Gets Pay Cut. Tennessee Lottery director Rebecca Paul is getting a pay cut under a new plan adopted by the state's lottery board Monday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$266 Million
Dec 3, 2019
- 2.$257 Million
Dec 3, 2013
- 3.$231 Million
Dec 2, 2020
- 4.$229 Million
Dec 1, 2020
- 5.€178 Million
Dec 1, 2020
- 6.$190 Million
Nov 30, 2018
- 7.$183 Million
Dec 1, 2018
- 8.$177 Million
Dec 2, 2017
- 9.$145 Million
Dec 1, 2017
- 10.$128 Million
Dec 2, 2008
- 11.$127 Million
Dec 1, 2004
- 12.$110 Million
Dec 2, 2015
- 12.$110 Million
Nov 30, 2019
- 14.€89 Million
Dec 1, 2017
- 15.$101 Million
Nov 30, 1994
- 16.$95 Million
Dec 1, 2010
- 17.€72 Million
Dec 2, 2014
- 18.€71.18 Million
Dec 1, 2020
- 19.€71.1 Million
Dec 1, 2018
- 20.€65.44 Million
Nov 30, 2017
- 21.$75 Million
Dec 2, 2011
- 22.€58.69 Million
Dec 5, 2014
- 23.$70 Million
Nov 30, 2013
- 23.$70 Million
Nov 30, 2007
- 23.$70 Million
Dec 2, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Nov 30, 1992
28 years old
Thursday, Nov 30, 1989
31 years old
Wednesday, Nov 30, 1988
32 years old
Friday, Nov 30, 1979
41 years old
Tuesday, Nov 30, 1976
44 years old
Friday, Nov 30, 1973
47 years old
Monday, Nov 30, 1970
50 years old
Sunday, Nov 30, 1969
51 years old
Monday, Nov 30, 1964
56 years old
Saturday, Nov 30, 1963
57 years old
Saturday, Nov 30, 1946
74 years old
Saturday, Nov 30, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- A magnitude 7.0 earthquake with its epicenter only 15 miles from Anchorage, Alaska causes significant property damage but no deaths.
- An Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane belonging to Aéro-Service, crashes into houses near Maya-Maya Airport during a thunderstorm, killing at least 32 people.
- John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
- Lion Air Flight 583 overshoots the runway while landing at Adisumarmo International Airport and crashes, killing 25 people.
- Gary Ridgway is apprehended and charged with four murders. He was eventually convicted of a total of 49 murders.
- Exxon and Mobil sign a US$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, the world's largest company.
- In Seattle, United States, demonstrations against a World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
- British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
- Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
- U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favor of the "Northern Ireland peace process" to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall; he calls IRA fighters "yesterday's men".
- MS Achille Lauro catches fire off the coast of Somalia.
- Michael Jackson's sixth solo studio album, Thriller, is released worldwide, ultimately to become the best-selling record album in history.
- Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe. (The meetings end inconclusively on December 17.)
- Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam because troop levels are now down to 27,000.
- Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the Emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.
- South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who becomes its first chairman.
- Pro-Soviet communists in the Philippines establish Malayang Pagkakaisa ng Kabataan Pilipino as its new youth wing.
- Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space.
- Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
- Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.
- World War II: Battle of Tassafaronga; A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a U.S. cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.
- Winter War: Soviet forces cross the Finnish border in several places and bomb Helsinki and several other Finnish cities, starting the war.
- In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
- The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph.
- Costa Rica signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty.
- The style of western calendar, Common Era is conveyed to Joseon (Early-Modern Korean kingdom).
- The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
- American Civil War: The Confederate Army of Tennessee suffers heavy losses in an attack on the Union Army of the Ohio in the Battle of Franklin.
- Crimean War: Battle of Sinop: The Imperial Russian Navy under Pavel Nakhimov destroys the Ottoman fleet under Osman Pasha at Sinop, a sea port in northern Turkey.
- First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, five years to the day from the ground breaking.
- The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial of Federalist Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.
- The Balmis Expedition starts in Spain with the aim of vaccinating millions against smallpox in Spanish America and Philippines.
- In New Orleans, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to an official from the French First Republic. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.
- The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day).
- American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris: In Paris, representatives from the United States and Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
- King Charles XII of Sweden dies during a siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway.
- The second Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.
- Emperor Otto II lifts the siege at Paris and withdraws. His rearguard is defeated while crossing the Aisne River by Frankish forces under King Lothair III.
Births On This Day
- Sofia Araújo, Portuguese tennis player
- Agnatius Paasi, Tongan rugby league player
- Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess player
- Antoine N'Gossan, Ivorian footballer
- Vladimír Weiss, Slovak footballer
- Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)
- Vitaliy Polyanskyi, Ukrainian footballer
- Tomi Saarelma, Finnish footballer
- Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
- Naomi Knight, American wrestler, model, and dancer
- Dougie Poynter, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Jordan Farmar, American basketball player
- Evgenia Linetskaya, Israeli tennis player
- Kaley Cuoco, American actress
- Hikari Mitsushima, Japanese actress and singer
- Chrissy Teigen, American model
- Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer
- Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
- Olga Rypakova, Kazakhstani triple jumper
- Francisco Sandaza, Spanish footballer
- Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
- Vladislav Polyakov, Kazakhstani swimmer
- Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
- Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
- Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player
- Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player
- Cem Adrian, Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, and director
- Jamie Ashdown, English footballer
- Chris Atkinson, Australian racing driver
- Andrés Nocioni, Argentinian basketball player
- Clay Aiken, American singer
- Benjamin Lense, German footballer
- Richard Elias Anderson, Canadian basketball player and coach
- Steve Aoki, American DJ and producer, founded Dim Mak Records
- Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer and manager
- Kazumi Saito, Japanese baseball player and coach
- Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer and coach
- Marta Burgay, Italian astronomer
- Marco Castro, Peruvian-American director and cinematographer
- Josh Lewsey, English rugby player
- Paul Nuttall, British politician
- Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Ben Thatcher, English footballer
- Christian Cage, Canadian wrestler, actor, and podcaster
- Christophe Beck, Canadian television and film score composer and conductor
- Dan Jarvis, English soldier and politician
- Stanislav Kitto, Estonian footballer
- Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer and manager
- Ray Durham, American baseball player
- Phil Babb, English footballer and manager
- Walter Emanuel Jones, American actor and dancer
- Marc Forster, German-Swiss director, producer, and screenwriter
- Marc Goossens, Belgian racing driver
- Chris Weitz, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Des'ree, English R&B singer-songwriter
- Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist and sportscaster
- Joseph Corré, English fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Agent Provocateur
- Rajiv Dixit, Indian author and activist (d. 2010)
- Richard Harry, Australian rugby player
- Nigel Adams, English businessman and politician
- David Berkoff, American swimmer
- David Nicholls, English author and screenwriter
- Mika Salo, Finnish racing driver
- John Bishop, English comedian presenter and actor
- Aldair, Brazilian footballer
- Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Japanese royal (younger brother of Emperor Naruhito and first in line to the Chrysanthemum throne)
- David Laws, English banker and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
- Ben Stiller, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter
- Jushin Thunder Liger, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Jimmy Del Ray, American wrestler and manager (d. 2014)
- Bo Jackson, American football and baseball player
- Daniel Keys Moran, American computer programmer and author
- Innocent Egbunike, Nigerian sprinter and coach
- Ian Morris, Trinidadian footballer and sprinter
- Bill Halter, American scholar, activist, and politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
- Rich Fields, Ameican radio personality and announcer
- Gary Lineker, English footballer and sportscaster
- Michael O'Connor, Australian rugby player
- Bob Tewksbury, American baseball player and coach
- Cherie Currie, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress
- George Faber, British television producer
- Lorraine Kelly, Scottish journalist and actress
- Hugo Swire, English soldier and politician, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
- Stacey Q, American pop singer-songwriter, dancer and actress
- John Ashton, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Richard Barbieri, English keyboard player and songwriter
- Joël Champetier, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Patrick McLoughlin, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
- Colin Mochrie, Scottish-Canadian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Margaret Spellings, American educator and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Education
- Michael Beschloss, American historian and author
- Richard Burr, American businessman, academic, and politician
- Kevin Conroy, American actor
- Andy Gray, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
- Billy Idol, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Wayne Bartholomew, Australian surfer
- Lawrence Summers, American economist and academic
- Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter and musician
- June Pointer, American singer and actress (d. 2006)
- David Sancious, American rock and jazz keyboard player and guitarist
- Semyon Bychkov, Russian-American conductor
- Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer
- Daniel Petrie, Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Patricia Ann Tracey, American Naval Vice Admiral
- Paul Westphal, American basketball player and coach (d. 2021)
- Jimmy London, Jamaican singer-songwriter
- Matthew Festing, 79th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
- Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean-Swedish poet and translator
- David Mamet, American playwright, screenwriter, and director
- George Duffield, English jockey and trainer
- Hilary Armstrong, Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
- Roger Glover, Welsh bass player, songwriter, and producer
- John R. Powers, American author and playwright (d. 2013)
- George Graham, Scottish footballer and manager
- Norma Alarcón, American author and professor
- Terrence Malick, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Sokratis Kosmidis, Greek lawyer and politician
- Phil Willis, Baron Willis of Knaresborough, English politician
- Kevin Phillips, American journalist and author
- Dan Tieman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
- Jean Eustache, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
- John M. Goldman, English haematologist and oncologist (d. 2013)
- Jimmy Bowen, American record producer, songwriter, and pop singer
- Praveen Chaudhari, Indian-American physicist and academic (d. 2010)
- Frank Ifield, English-Australian singer and guitarist
- Luther Ingram, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
- Ridley Scott, English director, producer, and production designer
- Tom Simpson, English cyclist (d. 1967)
- Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese-American physician and author
- Dmitri Anosov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2014)
- Abbie Hoffman, American activist and author, co-founded the Youth International Party (d. 1989)
- Marcel Prud'homme, Canadian politician (d. 2017)
- Norman Deeley, English footballer and manager (d. 2007)
- Sam Gilliam, American painter and educator
- Bob Moore, American bassist
- Cho Nam-chul, South Korean Go player (d. 2006)
- Vivian Lynn, New Zealand artist (d. 2018)
- Bill Walsh, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
- Margot Zemach, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)
- G. Gordon Liddy, American lawyer, radio host, television actor and criminal (d. 2021)
- Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (d. 2012)
- Joan Ganz Cooney, American screenwriter and producer, co-created Sesame Street
- Takako Doi, Japanese scholar and politician 68th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan (d. 2014)
- Joe B. Hall, American basketball player and coach
- Steele Hall, Australian politician, 36th Premier of South Australia
- Andres Narvasa, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 19th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2013)
- Robert Guillaume, American actor and singer (d. 2017)
- Teresa Gisbert Carbonell, Bolivian architect and art historian (d. 2018)
- Richard Crenna, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2003)
- Maryon Pittman Allen, American journalist and politician (d. 2018)
- William H. Gates, Sr., American lawyer and philanthropist (d. 2020)
- Elliott Blackstone, American police officer and activist (d. 2006)
- Shirley Chisholm, American activist, educator and politician (d. 2005)
- Allan Sherman, American actor, comedian, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
- Virginia Mayo, American actress (d. 2005)
- Jane C. Wright, American oncologist and cancer researcher (d. 2013)
- Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (d. 2014)
- Dena Epstein, American musicologist and author (d. 2013)
- Brownie McGhee, American folk-blues singer and guitarist (d. 1996)
- Henry Taube, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
- Jaan Hargel, Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (d. 1966)
- Gordon Parks, American photographer and director (d. 2006)
- Carle Hessay, German-Canadian painter (d. 1978)
- Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (d. 1953)
- Robert Nighthawk, American singer and guitarist (d. 1967)
- Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (d. 2012)
- John Dickson Carr, American author and playwright (d. 1977)
- Andrés Henestrosa, Mexican poet, linguist, and politician (d. 2008)
- Clyfford Still, American painter and educator (d. 1980)
- Firpo Marberry, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
- Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)
- Reuvein Margolies, Ukrainian-Israeli author and scholar (d. 1971)
- Harry Altham, English cricketer and coach (d. 1965)
- Andrej Gosar, Slovenian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1970)
- Beatrice Kerr, Australian swimmer and diver (d. 1971)
- Gustav Suits, Estonian-Swedish poet and politician (d. 1956)
- Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (d. 1936)
- Otto Strandman, Estonian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941)
- Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
- Lucy Maud Montgomery, English-Canadian author and poet (d. 1942)
- Božena Benešová, Czech author and poet (d. 1936)
- John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier, and poet (d. 1918)
- Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
- James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Northern Ireland (d. 1953)
- Andrey Lyapchev, Bulgarian politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1933)
- Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino activist and politician, co-founded Katipunan (d. 1897)
- Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, and archaeologist (d. 1937)
- Bobby Abel, English cricketer (d. 1936)
- Afonso Pena, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Brazil (d. 1909)
- Martha Ripley, American physician (d. 1912)
- Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founded Birks & Mayors (d. 1928)
- Lord Frederick Cavendish, Anglo-Irish soldier and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1882)
- Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (d. 1910)
- James Robert Dickson, English-Australian politician, 13th Premier of Queensland (d. 1901)
- William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter and educator (d. 1905)
- Frederick Temple, English archbishop and academic (d. 1902)
- Theodor Mommsen, German jurist, historian, and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1903)
- Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet and author (d. 1890)
- Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer (d. 1888)
- Oliver Winchester, American businessman and politician, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (d. 1880)
- Carl Loewe, German singer, composer, and conductor (d. 1869)
- Count Franz Philipp von Lamberg, Austrian field marshal and politician (d. 1848)
- Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon, merchant, and explorer (d. 1873)
- Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish physician, chemist, and biologist (d. 1838)
- Franz Xaver Gerl, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1827)
- Ernst Chladni, German physicist and author (d. 1827)
- Joachim Albertini, Italian-Polish composer (d. 1838)
- William Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
- Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (d. 1772)
- King Christian VI of Denmark (d. 1746)
- Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)
- John Toland, Irish philosopher and author (d. 1722)
- Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist and essayist (d. 1745)
- Andreas Werckmeister, German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1706)
- Andrea Pozzo, Jesuit Brother, architect and painter (d. 1709)
- Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian and author (d. 1698)
- Jean Domat, French scholar and jurist (d. 1696)
- William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford (d. 1680)
- Andrea Sacchi, Italian painter (d. 1661)
- John Cosin, English bishop and academic (d. 1672)
- Aubert Miraeus, Belgian historian (d. 1640)
- Philip Sidney, English soldier, courtier, and poet (d. 1586)
- Sir Henry Savile, English scholar and mathematician (d. 1622)
- Andrea Palladio, Italian architect and theoretician, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Teatro Olimpico (d. 1580)
- Veronica Gambara, Italian poet and stateswoman (d. 1550)
- Andrea Doria, Italian admiral (d. 1560)
- Mingyi Nyo, founder of Toungoo dynasty of Burma (d. 1530)
- Casimir IV Jagiellon, King of Poland (d. 1492)
- Johann IV Roth, Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1506)
- John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, Scottish soldier (d. 1390)
- John, Duke of Berry (d. 1416)
- Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen (d. 1349)
- Gregory of Tours, French bishop and saint (probable; d. 594)
Deaths On This Day
- Irina Antonova, Russian art historian (b. 1922)
- Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor (b. 1943)
- George H. W. Bush, American politician, 41st President of the United States (b. 1924)
- Jim Nabors, American actor and comedian (b. 1930)
- Surin Pitsuwan, Thai politician and diplomat (b. 1949)
- Alfie Curtis, British actor (b. 1930)
- Pío Caro Baroja, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Minas Hatzisavvas, Greek actor and screenwriter (b. 1948)
- Marcus Klingberg, Polish-Israeli physician and biologist (b. 1918)
- Fatema Mernissi, Moroccan sociologist and author (b. 1940)
- Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1922)
- Eldar Ryazanov, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
- Nigel Buxton, British travel writer and wine critic (b. 1924)
- Qayyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi painter and academic (b. 1932)
- Jarbom Gamlin, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1961)
- Martin Litton, American rafter and environmentalist (b. 1917)
- Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (b. 1924)
- Go Seigen, Chinese-Japanese Go player (b. 1914)
- Kent Haruf, American novelist (b. 1943)
- Paul Crouch, American broadcaster, co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network (b. 1934)
- Jean Kent, English actress (b. 1921)
- Tabu Ley Rochereau, Congolese-Belgian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
- Doriano Romboni, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1968)
- Paul Walker, American actor and producer (b. 1973)
- Rogelio Álvarez, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1938)
- I. K. Gujral, Indian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (b. 1919)
- Munir Malik, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1931)
- Susil Moonesinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Western Province (b. 1930)
- Homer R. Warner, American cardiologist and academic (b. 1922)
- Mitchell Cole, English footballer (b. 1985)
- Rajiv Dixit, Indian author and activist (b. 1967)
- Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
- Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer and producer (b. 1958)
- Engin Arık, Turkish physicist and academic (b. 1948)
- Evel Knievel, American motorcycle rider and stuntman (b. 1938)
- Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and songwriter (b. 1927)
- Rafael Buenaventura, Filipino banker (b. 1938)
- Shirley Walker, American composer and conductor (b. 1945)
- Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)
- Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1920)
- Seungsahn, South Korean spiritual leader, founded the Kwan Um School of Zen (b. 1927)
- Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
- Eloise Jarvis McGraw, American author (b. 1915)
- Scott Smith, Canadian bass player (b. 1955)
- Charlie Byrd, American guitarist (b. 1925)
- Janet Lewis, American novelist and poet (b. 1899)
- Margaret Walker, American author and poet (b. 1915)
- Kathy Acker, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1947)
- Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1932)
- Guy Debord, French theorist and author (b. 1931)
- Lionel Stander, American actor (b. 1908)
- David Houston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
- Peter Blume, American painter and sculptor (b. 1906)
- Fritz Eichenberg, German-American illustrator and arts educator (b. 1901)
- Ahmadou Ahidjo, Cameroonian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Cameroon (b. 1924)
- Alfred Herrhausen, German banker (b. 1930)
- Pannonica de Koenigswarter, English-American singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
- Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and author (b. 1913)
- Laura Gilpin, American photographer (b.1891)
- Zeppo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1901)
- Terence Rattigan, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1911)
- Compton Mackenzie, English-Scottish actor, author, and academic (b. 1883)
- Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet and author (b. 1904)
- Salah Suheimat, Jordanian lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
- Hubert Wilkins, Australian pilot, ornithologist, geographer, and explorer (b. 1888)
- Josip Štolcer-Slavenski, Croatian composer and educator (b. 1896)
- Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (b. 1886)
- Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1879)
- Frank Cooper, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Queensland (b. 1872)
- Paul Masson, French cyclist (b. 1876)
- Etty Hillesum, Dutch author (b. 1914)
- Anthony M. Rud, American journalist and author (b. 1893)
- Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet, philosopher, and critic (b. 1888)
- Hélène Boucher, French pilot (b. 1908)
- Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
- Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1848)
- Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (b. 1851)
- Mary Harris Jones, American Labor organizer (b. 1837)
- John Maclean, Scottish educator and activist (b. 1879)
- Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian general (b. 1867)
- Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (b. 1855)
- Ludwig Levy, German architect (b. 1854)
- Edward John Eyre, English explorer and politician, Governor of Jamaica (b. 1815)
- Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet (b. 1854)
- Dimitrios Valvis, Greek judge and politician, 69th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1814)
- Alexander Berry, Scottish-Welsh surgeon, merchant, and explorer (b. 1781)
- Patrick Cleburne, Irish-American general (b. 1828)
- Kamehameha IV, Hawaiian King (b. 1834)
- George Glas, Scottish merchant and explorer (b. 1725)
- John Dollond, English optician and astronomer (b. 1706)
- Friederike Caroline Neuber, German actress (b. 1697)
- Charles XII of Sweden (b. 1682)
- Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (b. 1672)
- Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, English lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1605)
- John Selden, English jurist and scholar (b. 1584)
- Bonaventura Cavalieri, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1598)
- Giovanni Lanfranco, Italian painter (b. 1582)
- Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer (b. 1576)
- William Gilbert, English scientist (b. 1544)
- Nanda Bayin, Burmese king (b. 1535)
- Richard Farrant, English playwright and composer (b. 1530)
- Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Italian captain (b. 1498)
- Guillaume Crétin, French poet (b. c. 1460)
- Andrew Stratford, English verderer and landowner
- John of Vercelli, Master General of the Dominican Order (b. c. 1205)
- Kanezawa Sanetoki, Japanese member of the Hōjō clan (b. 1224)
- Emeric, King of Hungary
- Edmund Ironside, English king (b. 993)