On This Day in History: November 4
November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 57 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Massachusetts Lottery to move one of its claim centers. The Massachusetts Lottery announced on Monday that they will be moving one of their prize claim centers to a different location.
- Massachusetts man wins $1M lottery for second time in 18 months. A Massachusetts man won his second $1 million lottery payout last week — less than two years after drawing a lucky ticket for the first time.
- N.C. woman wins lottery twice in one day. The odds of winning the lottery are pretty slim, but the chances of winning twice in a single day seem impossible. For North Carolina resident Kimberly Morris, this improbable event happened on Monday.
- Australian woman's winnings stolen after she posts selfie with winning ticket. A woman who posted a selfie of her winning Melbourne Cup horse race ticket has been robbed of her $825 winnings by someone who lifted the barcode off the photo.
- Wyoming Lottery earns high marks in audit of first year. Independent auditors found no major financial issues with how the Wyoming Lottery operated during its first year of ticket sales.
- N.C. Lottery picks new headquarters in Raleigh. With six offers on the table, the North Carolina Education Lottery will be moving all of its headquarters staff and operations to a bigger office campus in north Raleigh by next summer.
- LottoMax winners collect $50M jackpot. A gay Vancouver couple who are marking their 30th anniversary next month will have plenty to celebrate after winning a $50 million lottery jackpot.
- Canadian couple gives away entire $11.2M lottery jackpot. A Nova Scotia couple won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July and now every penny is gone -- but they didn't spend any of it on themselves.
- Victim of stolen Texas lottery ticket says he knows how to get money back. Willis Willis has an idea how he can get his money back from the store clerk who authorities say stole his $1 million winning lottery ticket.
- USA Mega adds lottery game start dates. An Internet web site offering information about the United States' largest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball, today introduced a new feature for players seeking start dates for both games.
- Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $44 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $44 million, with a cash option of $24.4 million.
- Florida Lotto Rolls to $20 Million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win the Wednesday jackpot of $15 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
- Educators, Lawmakers Pleased With Oklahoma Lottery Vote. Oklahoma school officials called State Question 705 a victory for the state's education system Wednesday after voters passed the measure overwhelmingly.
- Oklahoma Store Owners, Governor Anxious To Get Lottery Running. Oklahoma will soon have a state lottery, and some Oklahoma City-area store owners were already wondering Wednesday how soon they could buy a lottery machine.
- New York man claims $3 million lottery prize. Wouldn't it be great if one day you found out you were a millionaire and you had no clue? That's what happened to one New York man after he won more than a million bucks.
- Oklahoma voters approve a state lottery. In Oklahoma, voters approved one measure creating a state lottery for education and another expanding gaming at Indian casinos and racetracks Nov. 2.
- Oregon Megabucks reaches record $25.5 million. Oregonians are lining up for a chance to win $25.5 million -- the largest Megabucks prize in the 19-year history of the Oregon Lottery.
- Michigan Lottery to End Change Game. Lottery Post Exclusive: The last drawing of the Change Play game will take place on November 16.
- New Day, New Perspective for Winner of $175,000 Mega Millions Prize. Last Thursday, John Ferguson of Curlew, Washington was concerned about car payments, property taxes, and where he would find his next job. Oh, what a difference a day makes!
- Man gives kids $6M lotto prize. Hector Rivera played the New Jersey Lottery for 20 years, promising any jackpot he won would go to his five children. He stayed true to his word.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$321 Million
Nov 4, 2014
- 2.$217 Million
Nov 5, 2016
- 3.€152 Million
Nov 10, 2006
- 4.$192 Million
Nov 4, 2005
- 5.$178 Million
Nov 5, 2014
- 6.€132 Million
Nov 6, 2012
- 7.$164 Million
Nov 6, 2015
- 8.€100 Million
Nov 6, 2009
- 9.$144.1 Million
Nov 4, 2015
- 10.$143 Million
Nov 7, 2012
- 11.$142 Million
Nov 6, 2020
- 12.$137 Million
Nov 4, 2020
- 13.$127 Million
Nov 5, 2019
- 14.$123 Million
Nov 6, 2010
- 15.€100 Million
Nov 6, 2015
- 16.€90 Million
Nov 9, 2018
- 17.$99 Million
Nov 5, 2013
- 18.€86 Million
Nov 5, 2019
- 19.€79 Million
Nov 8, 2019
- 20.$79 Million
Nov 5, 2002
- 21.$77 Million
Nov 5, 2004
- 22.€60.46 Million
Nov 5, 2020
- 23.$71 Million
Nov 7, 2007
- 23.$71 Million
Nov 7, 2018
- 25.$70 Million
Nov 6, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Nov 4, 1978
42 years old
Saturday, Nov 4, 1978
42 years old
Monday, Nov 4, 1974
46 years old
Tuesday, Nov 4, 1969
51 years old
Friday, Nov 4, 1960
60 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A cargo plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, killing at least 37 people.
- A building collapses in the Pakistani city of Lahore resulting in at least 45 deaths, and at least 100 injured.
- Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes into Guasimal, Sancti Spíritus. All 68 passengers and crew are killed.
- Qantas Flight 32, an Airbus A380, suffers an uncontained engine failure over Indonesia shortly after taking off from Singapore, crippling the jet. The crew manage to safely return to Singapore, saving all 469 passengers and crew.
- Barack Obama becomes the first person of biracial or African-American descent to be elected President of the United States.
- Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress.
- Israel-Palestinian conflict: Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Israeli.
- China Airlines Flight 605, a brand-new 747-400, overruns the runway at Kai Tak Airport.
- Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th President of The United States, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter.
- Iran hostage crisis: A group of Iranian college students overruns the U.S. embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages.
- The Netherlands experiences the first Car-Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.
- Vietnam War: The United States turns over control of the air base at Bình Thủy in the Mekong Delta to South Vietnam.
- Salvador Allende takes office as President of Chile, the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.
- The Arno River floods Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m (22 ft), leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Also Venice was submerged on the same day at its record all-time acqua alta of 194 cm (76 in).
- The United States concludes Operation Fishbowl, its final above-ground nuclear weapons testing series, in anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
- At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
- Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution against the Soviet Union that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.
- The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA.
- World War II: The 7th Macedonian Liberation Brigade liberates Bitola for the Allies.
- World War II: Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel begins a retreat of his forces after a costly defeat during the Second Battle of El Alamein. The retreat would ultimately last five months.
- World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.
- Spanish Civil War: Largo Caballero reshuffles his war cabinet, persuading the anarcho-syndicalist CNT to join the government.
- Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female elected as governor in the United States.
- In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
- The Saalschutz Abteilung (hall defense detachment) of the Nazi Party is renamed the Sturmabteilung (storm detachment) after a large riot in Munich.
- Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
- World War I: The Armistice of Villa Giusti between Italy and Austria-Hungary is implemented.
- City and South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
- Camagüey, Cuba, revolts against Spain during the Ten Years' War.
- American Civil War: Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material at the Battle of Johnsonville.
- Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
- Sir James Young Simpson, a Scottish physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.
- Newport Rising: The last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
- Beginning of the Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu.
- Northwest Indian War: The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
- The Rebellion of Túpac Amaru II against Spanish rule in the Viceroyalty of Peru begins.
- The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated in Naples, Italy.
- The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange; they later jointly reign as William and Mary.
- Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).
- Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother - they would later marry.
- Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War: Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
Births On This Day
- Bea Binene, Filipina television actress
- Kaitlin Hawayek, American ice dancer
- Michael Christian Martinez, Filipino figure skater
- John Olive, Australian rugby league player
- Billy Stanlake, Australian cricketer
- Elisabeth Seitz, German gymnast
- Julian Wießmeier, German footballer
- Yurii Bieliaiev, Belarusian ice dancer
- Hiroki Nakada, Japanese footballer
- Alon Day, Israeli race car driver
- Lesley Kerkhove, Dutch tennis player
- Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Canadian actor
- David Mead, Papua New Guinean rugby league player
- Dez Bryant, American football player
- Nathan Ross, Australian rugby league player
- Tim Breukers, Dutch footballer
- Laura Geitz, Australian netball player
- Artur Jędrzejczyk, Polish footballer
- Suhas Gopinath, Indian businessman
- Alexz Johnson, Canadian actress and singer-songwriter
- Szymon Pawłowski, Polish footballer
- Adrian Zaugg, South African race car driver
- Marcell Jansen, German footballer
- Miki Miyamura, Japanese tennis player
- Dustin Brown, American ice hockey player
- Ayila Yussuf, Nigerian footballer
- Anton Buslov, Russian astrophysicist and journalist (d. 2014)
- Devin Hester, American football player
- Kamila Skolimowska, Polish hammer thrower (d. 2009)
- Guy Martin, English motorcycle racer
- Vince Wilfork, American football player
- Jerry Collins, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player (d. 2015)
- Richard Owens, American football player and coach
- Dan Stoenescu, Romanian career diplomat, political scientist, journalist, and essayist
- John Grabow, American baseball player
- Larry Bigbie, American baseball player
- Daniel Bahr, German banker and politician, German Federal Minister of Health
- Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian race car driver
- Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer
- Kenji Osawa, Japanese mixed martial artist
- James Dale Ritchie, American serial killer (d. 2016)
- Makoto Tamada, Japanese motorcycle racer
- Peter Van Houdt, Belgian footballer
- Éric Fichaud, Canadian ice hockey player
- Eduard Koksharov, Russian handball player
- Mikki Moore, American basketball player
- Orlando Pace, American football player
- Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (d. 2010)
- Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer and sportscaster
- Gregory Porter, American jazz singer-songwriter and actor
- Tabu, Indian actress
- Tim DeBoom, American triathlete
- Malena Ernman, Swedish soprano
- Tony Sly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
- Sean Combs, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Matthew McConaughey, American actor and producer
- Matthew Tobin Anderson, American author, critic, and educator
- Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
- Lee Germon, New Zealand cricketer
- Daisuke Asakura, Japanese songwriter and producer
- Yılmaz Erdoğan, Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter
- Eric Karros, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Asif Mujtaba, Pakistani cricketer
- Wayne Static, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
- Yūko Mizutani, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2016)
- Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist
- Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and television host (d. 1999)
- Arvo Volmer, Estonian conductor
- Daron Hagen, American pianist, composer, and conductor
- Edward Knight, American composer and academic
- Ralph Macchio, American actor
- Jeff Probst, American television host and producer
- Steve Rotheram, English politician, Lord Mayor of Liverpool
- Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- Marc Awodey, American painter and poet (d. 2012)
- Kathy Griffin, American comedian and actress
- Ken Kirzinger, Canadian actor and stuntman
- Lee Jasper, English activist and politician
- Anne Sweeney, American businesswoman
- Tony Abbott, English-Australian scholar and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Australia
- Richard Harrington, English businessman and politician
- Aleksandr Tkachyov, Russian gymnast and coach
- Tom Greenhalgh, Swedish singer-songwriter
- James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 1982)
- Jordan Rudess, American keyboard player and songwriter
- Alhaj Moulana Ghousavi Shah, Indian author, poet, and scholar
- Matti Vanhanen, Finnish journalist and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Finland
- Chris Difford, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Mick Buckley, English footballer (d. 2013)
- P. J. Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
- Carlos Gutierrez, Cuban-American businessman and politician, 35th United States Secretary of Commerce
- Peter Lord, English animator, director, and producer, co-founded Aardman Animations
- Van Stephenson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
- Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver
- Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria
- Traian Băsescu, Romanian captain and politician, 4th President of Romania
- Charles Frazier, American novelist
- Markie Post, American actress
- Nik Powell, English businessman, co-founded Virgin Group
- Garo Aida, Japanese photographer and author
- Alexis Hunter, New Zealand-English painter and photographer (d. 2014)
- Amadou Toumani Touré, Malian soldier and politician, President of Mali (d. 2020)
- Jerry Fleck, American actor, director, and production manager (d. 2003)
- Rod Marsh, Australian cricketer and coach
- Ali Özgentürk, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter
- Alexei Ulanov, Russian figure skater
- Ludmila Velikova, Russian figure skater and coach
- Laura Bush, American educator and librarian, 45th First Lady of the United States
- Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer
- Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (d. 1989)
- Clark Graebner, American tennis player
- Bob Wollek, French race car driver and skier (d. 2001)
- Patricia Bath, American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2019)
- Kafi Benz, American conservationist, environmentalist, historic preservationist, author, artist, community leader
- Lyndall Gordon, South African-English author and academic
- Sally Baldwin, Scottish social sciences professor (d. 2003)
- Marlène Jobert, French actress, singer, and author
- Delbert McClinton, American singer-songwriter
- Gail E. Haley, American author and illustrator
- Michael Meacher, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (d. 2015)
- Loretta Swit, American actress and singer
- Michael Wilson, Canadian academic and politician, 31st Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2019)
- C. K. Williams, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 2015)
- Barry Crocker, Australian singer, actor, and television host
- Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer
- Tito Francona, American baseball player (d. 2018)
- Charles K. Kao, Chinese physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
- C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, Nigerian colonel and politician, President of Biafra (d. 2011)
- Thomas Klestil, Austrian politician and diplomat, 10th President of Austria (d. 2004)
- Tommy Makem, Irish singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
- Bernard Francis Law, Mexican-American cardinal (d. 2017)
- James E. Brewton, American painter (d. 1967)
- Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, Indian pharmacologist and academic (d. 2015)
- Dick Groat, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Frank J. Prial, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
- Anastasios of Albania, Greek-Albanian archbishop
- Shakuntala Devi, Indian mathematician and astrologer (d. 2013)
- Larry Bunker, American drummer and vibraphone player (d. 2005)
- Hannah Weiner, American poet and author (d. 1997)
- Eugenio Lopez Jr., Filipino businessman and chairman of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (d. 1999)
- Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Cuban-American conga player and composer (d. 2007)
- Gamani Corea, Sri Lankan economist and diplomat (d. 2013)
- Doris Roberts, American actress (d. 2016)
- Freddy Heineken, Dutch businessman (d. 2002)
- Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician
- Eugene Sledge, American soldier, author, and academic (d. 2001)
- Benno Besson, Swiss-German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- Mary Sherman Morgan, American scientist and engineer (d. 2004)
- Martin Balsam, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Eric Thompson, English race car driver and businessman (d. 2015)
- Art Carney, American actor (d. 2003)
- Cameron Mitchell, American actor (d. 1994)
- John Basilone, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
- Walter Cronkite, American journalist, voice actor, and producer (d. 2009)
- Ruth Handler, American businesswoman, created Barbie (d. 2002)
- Marguerite Patten, English economist and author (d. 2015)
- Ismail Abdul Rahman, Malaysian politician (d. 1973)
- Carlos Castillo Armas, Authoritarian ruler of Guatemala (d. 1957)
- Gig Young, American actor (d. 1978)
- Vadim Salmanov, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1978)
- Carlos "Botong" Francisco, Filipino painter (d. 1969)
- Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1983)
- Dixie Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1952)
- Evelyn Bryan Johnson, American colonel and pilot (d. 2012)
- Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
- Skeeter Webb, American baseball player and manager (d. 1986)
- Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer and photographer (d. 1997)
- Joseph Rotblat, Polish-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
- Sterling North, American author and critic (d. 1974)
- Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet and translator (d. 2007)
- Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish engineer, technician, and academic (d. 1967)
- Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist, author, and academic (d. 1974)
- Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu, Romanian sociologist and activist (d. 1954)
- Dolly Stark, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1968)
- Carlos P. Garcia, Filipino lawyer and politician, 8th President of the Philippines (d. 1971)
- Klabund, German author and poet (d. 1928)
- Alton Adams, American composer and bandleader (d. 1987)
- Alfred Lee Loomis, American physicist and philanthropist (d. 1975)
- Harry Ferguson, Irish engineer, invented the tractor (d. 1960)
- Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician 135th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1953)
- Will Rogers, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1935)
- Charles Despiau, French sculptor (d. 1946)
- Kyōka Izumi, Japanese author, poet, and playwright (d. 1939)
- La Belle Otero, Spanish actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965)
- Rasmus Rasmussen, Norwegian actor and director (d. 1932)
- Anna Bayerová, Czech physician (d. 1924)
- William Giblin, Australian politician, 13th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1887)
- Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman (d. 1912)
- Thomas Keefer, Canadian engineer and businessman (d. 1915)
- Stephen Johnson Field, American lawyer and jurist 5th Chief Justice of California (d. 1899)
- Benjamin Robbins Curtis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1874)
- Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean stage actor (d. 1833)
- Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1836)
- Augustus Toplady, English cleric and hymn writer (d. 1778)
- Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, German son of Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1742)
- William III of England, Prince of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1702)
- Samuel Carpenter, Deputy Governor of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1714)
- Carlo Mannelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1697)
- Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1660)
- Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter (d. 1656)
- Guido Reni, Italian painter and illustrator (d. 1642)
- Roger Wilbraham, Solicitor-General for Ireland (d. 1616)
- Hu Zongxian, Chinese general (d. 1565)
- Alfonso II of Naples (d. 1495)
Deaths On This Day
- Ken Hensley, English rock singer-songwriter and musician (b. 1945)
- Gay Byrne, Irish broadcaster (b. 1934)
- Isabel Granada, Filipino-Spanish actress and singer (b. 1976)
- Catherine Davani, first female Papua New Guinean judge (b. 1960)
- Mansour Pourheidari, Iranian football player and coach (b. 1946)
- Piotr Domaradzki, Polish-American historian and journalist (b. 1946)
- René Girard, French-American historian, philosopher, and critic (b. 1923)
- Károly Horváth, Romanian-Hungarian cellist, flute player, and composer (b. 1950)
- Lee Robinson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1943)
- Enrique Olivera, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 2nd Chief of Government of the City of Buenos Aires (b. 1940)
- George Edgar Slusser, American author and academic (b. 1939)
- S. Donald Stookey, American physicist and chemist, invented CorningWare (b. 1915)
- John D. Hawk, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1924)
- Leonid Stolovich, Russian-Estonian philosopher and academic (b. 1929)
- Ray Willsey, Canadian-American football player and coach (b. 1928)
- David Resnick, Brazilian-Israeli architect, designed Yad Kennedy (b. 1924)
- Arnold Green, Latvian-Estonian soldier and politician (b. 1920)
- Andy Rooney, American author, critic, journalist, and television personality (b. 1919)
- Sparky Anderson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1934)
- Hubertus Brandenburg, German bishop (b. 1923)
- Michael Crichton, American physician, author, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
- Rosella Hightower, American ballerina (b. 1920)
- Juan Camilo Mouriño, French-Mexican economist and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)
- Karl Rebane, Estonian physicist and academic (b. 1926)
- Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1915)
- Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (b. 1908)
- Nadia Anjuman, Afghan journalist and poet (b. 1980)
- Sheree North, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)
- Graham Payn, South African-born English actor and singer (b. 1918)
- Hiro Takahashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1964)
- Charles Causley, Cornish author and poet (b. 1917)
- Richard Wollheim, English philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1923)
- Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian cricketer and coach (b. 1958)
- Richard Hooker, American novelist (b. 1924)
- Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher and scholar (b. 1925)
- Paul Eddington, English actor (b. 1927)
- Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1922)
- Morrie Schwartz, American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1916)
- Sam Francis, American soldier and painter (b. 1923)
- George Klein, Canadian engineer, invented the motorized wheelchair (b. 1904)
- Kleanthis Vikelidis, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1916)
- Kurt Hirsch, German-English mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
- Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan, Turkish poet and author (b. 1926)
- Burhan Felek, Turkish lawyer and journalist (b. 1889)
- Gil Whitney, American journalist (b. 1940)
- Elsie MacGill, Canadian-American engineer and author (b. 1905)
- Tom Reamy, American author and illustrator (b. 1935)
- Toni Ulmen, German race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1906)
- Francis Dvornik, Czech priest and academic (b. 1893)
- Izzat Husrieh, Syrian journalist, historian, and academic (b. 1914)
- Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (b. 1909)
- Carlos Marighella, Brazilian author and activist (b. 1911)
- Horace Gould, English race car driver (b. 1918)
- Michel Kikoine, Belarusian-French painter and soldier (b. 1892)
- Friedrich Waismann, Austrian mathematician, physicist, and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1896)
- Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Baháʼí Faith (b. 1897)
- Freddie Dixon, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (b. 1892)
- Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1896)
- Cy Young, American baseball player and manager (b. 1867)
- Stig Dagerman, Swedish journalist and writer (b. 1923)
- Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player and coach (b. 1887)
- Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1874)
- Rüdiger von der Goltz, German general (b. 1865)
- Arthur Rostron, English captain (b. 1869)
- Buddy Bolden, American cornet player and bandleader (b. 1877)
- Luigi Galleani, Italian theorist and activist (b. 1861)
- Akiyama Yoshifuru, Japanese general (b. 1859)
- Richard Conner, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1843)
- Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1845)
- Hara Takashi, Japanese politician, 10th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1856)
- Wilfred Owen, English lieutenant and poet (b. 1893)
- John H. Ketcham, American general and politician (b. 1832)
- Eugene Field, American journalist, author, and poet (b. 1850)
- Pierre Tirard, Swiss-French engineer and politician, 54th Prime Minister of France (b. 1827)
- James Martin, Irish-Australian politician, 6th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1820)
- Paul Delaroche, French painter and educator (b. 1797)
- Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1809)
- Thiệu Trị, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1807)
- William Shippen, American physician and anatomist (b. 1712)
- Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet and songwriter (b. 1721)
- Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist and scholar (b. 1654)
- John Benbow, English admiral (b. 1653)
- Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)
- Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1603)
- Antoine Le Maistre, French lawyer and author (b. 1608)
- Jean-Charles della Faille, Flemish priest and mathematician (b. 1597)
- Mathurin Romegas, rival Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. c.1525)
- John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester (b. c. 1510)
- Françoise d'Amboise, duchess of Brittany (b. 1427)
- Sophia of Bavaria, queen of Bohemia (b. 1376)
- Khalil Sultan of Timurid (b. 1384)
- Elizabeth de Clare, English noblewoman (b. 1295)
- Felix of Valois, French saint (b. 1127)
- Dirk VII, Count of Holland
- Jaromír, duke of Bohemia
- Zhang, Chinese empress (b. 892)
- Yohl Ik'nal, Mayan queen