On This Day in History: November 8
November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 53 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- British pro gambler took aim at $25.8M CT Lotto jackpot, buying hundreds of thousands of tickets. A professional gambler traveled from Great Britain to Connecticut in recent weeks with an audacious plan — to spend as much as $2 million buying "Quick Pick" Lotto tickets by the hundreds of thousands at local convenience stores in hopes of winning the Nov. 1 near-record Connecticut Lotto jackpot of $25.8 million.
- SC residents to start receiving lottery rebate checks, even if they didn't play. South Carolina residents will be receiving rebate checks from the SC Lottery, even if they have never played a single lottery game before.
- Woman who won lottery before wedding wins again on anniversary. A North Carolina woman who won a $50,000 lottery jackpot three days before her wedding scored another big win on her one year anniversary.
- Lottery flub pays off: Michigan co-workers win $1M. A Mega Millions mistake by an office employee is paying off for her and 20 of her Ottawa County coworkers.
- N.C. man safeguards winning lottery ticket inside of paint sprayer. After winning $750,000 on a lottery scratch card, a North Carolina man hid his winning ticket in an unusual place.
- Alleged Jamaican lottery scam kingpin arrested in Kingston. A man accused of spearheading a lottery scam that bilked at least 70 mostly elderly U.S. residents out of millions of dollars has been arrested in Jamaica, authorities said Monday.
- N.H. man wins lottery jackpot twice in four years. A Navy war veteran who survived a jet fighter crash in Korea, was a POW who escaped his captors, and made it home to the U.S. to marry his true love and raise three boys, is the first New Hampshire resident to win a lottery grand prize twice.
- Police arrest four in Chicago lottery ticket scam. Police arrested two men and two women earlier this week who allegedly ran a lottery ticket scam that targeted elderly Hispanic victims.
- Pennsylvania Lottery declares 'foul' during Nov. 7 Cash 5 drawing. Pennsylvania Lottery officials declared a foul during the Friday, Nov. 7, Cash 5 drawing after the machine failed to drop the first numbered ball, 34, into the viewing chamber in a reasonable amount of time.
- Tennessee Lottery oversight meeting delayed. The Joint Lottery Oversight Committee in Tennessee, which was scheduled to meet this month to discuss the many problems recently plaguing the Tennessee Lottery, has been delayed.
- Chinese Man Hacks Lottery System, Gets Life in Prison. A Chinese lottery ticket seller has been sentenced to life in prison after taking advantage of a flaw in the system, which netted him 28 million yuan ($3.76 million) in tickets.
- Powerball lottery winners talk about hitting the jackpot. When Carolyn West's parents asked her if she wanted to "go in" on a Powerball ticket, her husband told her not to waste her money. She didn't listen to him, and it turned out to be a decision worth millions.
- Winners of $340 million Powerball lottery step forward. Two couples from Jacksonville, Oregon, are splitting the largest Powerball jackpot in history.
- N.C. Gov. says lottery can overcome setbacks. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley says he thinks North Carolina's new and beleaguered lottery can overcome recent setbacks that led to a criminal investigation over alleged lobbying violations.
- N.C. Lottery ticket plan may kill video poker. One of North Carolina's top lawmakers Friday called for banning the sale of lottery tickets at businesses with video poker machines, a ban one operator said would effectively kill the video poker business.
- Texas Lottery worker is fired after e-mail. The Texas lottery fired a senior systems analyst on Friday, hours after a newspaper reported that he had sent a scathing e-mail to two state lawmakers claiming that the agency misled the Legislature about an emergency control center that he says doesn't work.
- New Yorkers going ape for $50M 'King Kong' lottery. The state lottery's new "King Kong Millions" game is guaranteeing a jackpot of at least $50 million, spurring New Yorkers yesterday to line up for their first crack at tickets.
- GTECH awarded N.J. lottery contract despite highest bid. The state of New Jersey yesterday signed a five-year extension with longtime lottery manager GTECH Corp., despite a competitor's offer to do the job for $32 million less.
- N.C. Lottery may need bigger consequences for lapse in ethics. North Carolina is one of the few states in the nation without a broad ethics law, though North Carolina laws do have provisions against taking bribes or kickbacks.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $90 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $90 million Saturday.
- $52 Million Powerball Jackpot Up for Grabs. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $52 million, with a cash option of $28.6 million.
- Winner of a Lottery Jackpot Is Accused in Check Fraud. People who win millions of dollars in the lottery often find long-lost friends stopping by, but a Long Island woman who recently hit for $5 million found herself suddenly popular with Nassau County detectives.
- UK National Lottery Celebrates 10 Years. Celebrations to mark 10 years of the National Lottery have taken place across the UK on Saturday.
- Suit seeks $213M in lottery winnings. A Mississippi man filed suit last week against the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. saying he lost a Powerball ticket worth $213 million after the lottery's telephone voice recording gave him the wrong winning numbers.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$236 Million
Nov 9, 2016
- 2.$225 Million
Nov 8, 2005
- 3.$203 Million
Nov 8, 2014
- 4.€152 Million
Nov 10, 2006
- 5.€152 Million
Nov 9, 2012
- 6.$180 Million
Nov 10, 2015
- 7.$168 Million
Nov 10, 2012
- 8.$158 Million
Nov 11, 2020
- 9.$152 Million
Nov 10, 2020
- 10.$145 Million
Nov 8, 2019
- 11.€111 Million
Nov 10, 2015
- 12.$115 Million
Nov 8, 2013
- 13.€96 Million
Nov 8, 2019
- 14.€90 Million
Nov 9, 2018
- 15.$96 Million
Nov 11, 2009
- 16.$93 Million
Nov 8, 2002
- 17.$92 Million
Nov 10, 2018
- 18.$90 Million
Nov 9, 2004
- 18.$90 Million
Nov 9, 2018
- 20.€79 Million
Nov 8, 2019
- 21.$87 Million
Nov 9, 2013
- 22.$82 Million
Nov 10, 2007
- 23.$77 Million
Nov 10, 2009
- 24.$75 Million
Nov 8, 2017
- 25.€62.47 Million
Nov 10, 2020
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Nov 8, 1990
30 years old
Tuesday, Nov 8, 1988
32 years old
Sunday, Nov 8, 1987
33 years old
Friday, Nov 8, 1985
35 years old
Saturday, Nov 8, 1975
45 years old
Saturday, Nov 8, 1975
45 years old
Sunday, Nov 8, 1970
50 years old
Friday, Nov 8, 1968
52 years old
Sunday, Nov 8, 1964
56 years old
Thursday, Nov 8, 1962
58 years old
Wednesday, Nov 8, 1961
59 years old
Tuesday, Nov 8, 1960
60 years old
Sunday, Nov 8, 1959
61 years old
Friday, Nov 8, 1957
63 years old
Tuesday, Nov 8, 1955
65 years old
Monday, Nov 8, 1954
66 years old
Wednesday, Nov 8, 1950
70 years old
Friday, Nov 8, 1912
108 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi publicly announces the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 denomination banknotes.
- Donald Trump is elected the 45th President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton, the first woman ever to receive a major party's nomination.
- Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines; the storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused $2.86 billion (2013 USD) in damage.
- The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passes 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Israeli Defense Force kill 19 Palestinian civilians in their homes during the shelling of Beit Hanoun.
- Iraq War: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
- Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441: The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".
- Bruce Miller is killed at his junkyard near Flint, Michigan. His wife Sharee Miller, who convinced her online lover Jerry Cassaday to kill him (before later killing himself) was convicted of the crime, in what became the world's first Internet murder.
- Republican Revolution: On the night of the 1994 United States midterm elections, Republicans make historic electoral gains by securing massive majorities in both houses of Congress (54 seats in the House and eight seats in the Senate, additionally), thus bringing to a close four decades of Democratic domination.
- U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected as the 41st president.
- Remembrance Day bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.
- TAAG Angola Airlines Flight 462 crashes after takeoff from Lubango Airport killing all 130 people on board. UNITA claims to have shot down the aircraft, though this is disputed.
- Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
- The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper outlet along with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay US$2.9 million.
- American pay television network Home Box Office (HBO) launches.
- The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is signed to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety by standardising the uniform traffic rules among the signatories.
- Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.
- The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.
- The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom for almost all crimes.
- The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Viet Cong at the Battle of Gang Toi.
- John F. Kennedy is elected as the 35th President of the United States, defeating incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, who would later be elected president in 1968 and 1972.
- Pan Am Flight 7 disappears between San Francisco and Honolulu. Wreckage and bodies are discovered a week later.
- Operation Grapple X, Round C1: The United Kingdom conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.
- Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.
- World War II: French Resistance coup in Algiers, in which 400 civilian French patriots neutralize Vichyist XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest several Vichyist generals, allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers.
- Greco-Italian War: The Italian invasion of Greece fails as outnumbered Greek units repulse the Italians in the Battle of Elaia-Kalamas.
- Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
- In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
- The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
- Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
- Great Depression: New Deal: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected as the 32nd President of the United States, defeating incumbent president Herbert Hoover.
- Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.
- The first Council of People's Commissars is formed, including Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin.
- Gospel riots: Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
- While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
- The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.
- Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
- American Civil War: The "Trent Affair": The USS San Jacinto stops the British mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US.
- Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College.
- Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
- The Shunzhi Emperor, the third emperor of the Qing dynasty, is enthroned in Beijing after the collapse of the Ming dynasty as the first Qing emperor to rule over China.
- The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
- Japanese daimyō Dom Justo Takayama is exiled to the Philippines by shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu for being Christian.
- Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
- The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford is opened to the public.
- Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent: The States General of the Netherlands meet and unite to oppose Spanish occupation.
- Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people mostly noblemen.
- Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.
- The Republic of Venice enacts a law confining most of Venice's glassmaking industry to the "island of Murano".
- Trần Thánh Tông, the second emperor of the Trần dynasty, decides to pass the throne to his crown prince Trần Khâm and take up the post of Retired Emperor.
- Battle of Andrassos: Byzantines under Leo Phokas the Younger score a crushing victory over the Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo, Sayf al-Dawla.
Births On This Day
- Jasmine Thompson, English singer
- Katherine Uchida, Canadian rhythmic gymnast
- Przemek Karnowski, Polish basketball player
- Fraser Mullen, Scottish footballer
- Christophe Vincent, French footballer
- Aaron Fotheringham, American wheelchair athlete
- Jack Littlejohn, Australian rugby league player
- Dan Middleton, English YouTube personality and pro gamer
- Ingrid Puusta, Estonian sailor
- SZA, American singer-songwriter
- Morgan Schneiderlin, French footballer
- Giancarlo Stanton, American baseball player
- Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress and singer
- Lucia Slaničková, Slovak heptathlete
- Édgar Benítez, Paraguayan footballer
- Sam Bradford, American football player
- Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer
- Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Austrian tennis player
- Jamie Roberts, Welsh rugby player
- Aaron Swartz, American computer programmer and activist (d. 2013)
- Magda Apanowicz, Canadian actress
- Míchel, Spanish footballer
- Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2012)
- Yoko Mitsuya, Japanese model and actress
- Steven Webb, English actor
- Sinan Güler, Turkish basketball player
- Katharina Molitor, German javelin thrower
- Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer
- Pavel Pogrebnyak, Russian footballer
- Nikola Rachelle, English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and producer
- Danielle Valore Evans American short story writer
- Ted DiBiase, Jr., American wrestler and actor
- Mika Kallio, Finnish motorcycle racer
- Sam Sparro, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
- Joe Cole, English footballer
- Yann Kermorgant, French footballer
- Luís Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
- Laura Jane Grace, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Holly Walsh, English radio and television host
- Andrea Benatti, Italian rugby player
- Aaron Hughes, Irish footballer
- Matthew Bulbeck, English cricketer
- Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
- Maurice Evans, American basketball player
- Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer and manager
- Kensaku Kishida, Japanese actor and entertainer
- Emma Lewell-Buck, English social worker and politician
- Júlio Sérgio, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Jully Black, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Bucky Covington, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Nick Punto, American baseball player
- Brett Lee, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- Colin Strause, American director, producer, and visual effects designer
- Brevin Knight, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Tara Reid, American actress
- Alena Vašková, Czech tennis player
- Joshua Ferris, American author
- Penelope Heyns, South African swimmer
- Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese author and illustrator, created Naruto
- Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese illustrator
- Sven Mikser, Estonian politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Defence
- David Muir, American journalist
- Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer
- Gretchen Mol, American model and actress
- Kylie Shadbolt, Australian artistic gymnast
- Carlos Atanes, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
- Tech N9ne, American musician, record producer, and actor
- Tom Anderson, American businessman, co-founded Myspace
- David Hemp, Bermudian cricketer
- Michael Jackson, Canadian actor
- Diana King, Jamaican singer-songwriter
- José Porras, Costa Rican footballer and coach
- Keith Jones, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- José Offerman, Dominican baseball player and manager
- Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer and manager
- Parker Posey, American actress
- Henry Rodriguez, Dominican baseball player
- Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress
- Gordon Ramsay, British chef, restaurateur, and television host/personality
- Jeff Blauser, American baseball player and manager
- Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter
- Mike Matarazzo, American bodybuilder and boxer (d. 2014)
- Patricia Poleo, Venezuelan journalist
- Paul McKenna, English hypnotist and author
- Micky Adams, English footballer and manager
- Leif Garrett, American singer, actor, and television personality
- Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor, singer, and director
- Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor and producer (d. 2017)
- Miroslav Janů, Czech footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Chi Chi LaRue, American drag queen performer and director
- Don Byron, American clarinet player and composer
- Ken Lamberton, American author and educator
- Selçuk Yula, Turkish footballer and journalist (d. 2013)
- Alan Curbishley, English footballer and manager
- Tim Shaw, American swimmer
- Porl Thompson, English guitarist and songwriter
- Hardi Volmer, Estonian singer and director
- Mari Boine, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer
- Richard Curtis, New Zealand-English screenwriter, film and television producer, and film director
- Steven Miller, American record producer and engineer
- Patricia Barber, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Jeffrey Ford, American author and educator
- David Bret, French-English journalist and author
- Michael D. Brown, American lawyer and radio host
- Timothy Egan, American journalist and author
- Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-British novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer.
- Rickie Lee Jones, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Thanasis Pafilis, Greek jurist and politician
- Giorgos Foiros, Greek footballer and manager
- John Musker, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (d. 2013)
- John Denny, American baseball player and coach
- Christie Hefner, American publisher and businesswoman
- Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
- Jerry Remy, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Alfre Woodard, American actress
- Gerald Alston, American R&B singer
- Larry Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alfredo Astiz, Argentinian captain
- Laura Cox, English lawyer and judge
- Peter Suber, American philosopher and academic
- Mary Hart, American journalist and actress
- Wayne LaPierre, American businessman, author, and activist
- Bonnie Raitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dale Gardner, American captain and astronaut (d. 2014)
- Michael Perham, English bishop (d. 2017)
- Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
- Margaret Rhea Seddon, American physician and astronaut
- Lewis Yocum, American physician and surgeon (d. 2013)
- Guus Hiddink, Dutch footballer and manager
- Roy Wood, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Arduino Cantafora, Italian-Swiss architect, painter, and author
- Joseph James DeAngelo, American serial killer
- John Farrar, Australian-born music producer, songwriter, arranger, singer, and guitarist
- Don Murray, American drummer (d. 1996)
- Vincent Nichols, English cardinal
- Arnold Rosner, American composer (d. 2013)
- Bonnie Bramlett, American singer and actress
- Martin Peters, English footballer and manager (d. 2019)
- Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican-American jockey
- Sandro Mazzola, Italian footballer and sportscaster
- Nerys Hughes, Welsh actress
- Meg Wynn Owen, Welsh actress
- Driss Basri, Moroccan police officer and politician (d. 2007)
- Satch Sanders, American basketball player
- Richard Stoker, English composer, author, and poet
- Virna Lisi, Italian actress (d. 2014)
- Alain Delon, French-Swiss actor, producer, screenwriter
- Stratos Dionysiou, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
- Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian cardinal (d. 2008)
- Peter Arundell, English race car driver (d. 2009)
- Stéphane Audran, French actress (d. 2018)
- Ben Bova, American journalist and author (d. 2020)
- Jim Redman, English-Rhodesian motorcycle racer
- Morley Safer, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2016)
- Paolo Taviani, Italian film director and screenwriter
- Bobby Bowden, American football player and coach
- António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher and academic
- Des Corcoran, Australian politician, 37th Premier of South Australia (d. 2004)
- L. K. Advani, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India
- Ken Dodd, English singer and comedian (d. 2018)
- Chris Connor, American singer (d. 2009)
- Nguyễn Khánh, Vietnamese general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2013)
- Patti Page, American singer and actress (d. 2013)
- Darleane C. Hoffman, American nuclear chemist
- Johnny Bower, Canadian ice hockey player and soldier (d. 2017)
- Joe Flynn, American actor (d. 1974)
- Robert V. Hogg, American statistician and academic (d. 2014)
- Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, South Korean archbishop
- Dmitry Yazov, Marshal of the Soviet Union (d. 2020)
- Yisrael Friedman, Romanian-born Israeli rabbi (d. 2017)
- Jack Kilby, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
- Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon and academic (d. 2001)
- Thea D. Hodge, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2008)
- Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1996)
- Douglas Townsend, American composer, musicologist, and academic (d. 2012)
- Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)
- Esther Rolle, American actress (d. 1998)
- Eugênio Sales, Brazilian cardinal (d. 2012)
- James S. Ackerman, American historian and academic (d. 2016)
- Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (d. 1999)
- Hermann Zapf, German typographer and calligrapher (d. 2015)
- Norman Lloyd, American actor, director, and producer
- Lou Ambers, American boxer (d. 1995)
- June Havoc, American actress, singer and dancer (d. 2010)
- Stylianos Pattakos, Greek general and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2016)
- Al Brosch, American golfer (d. 1975)
- Robert Jackson, Australian public servant and diplomat (d. 1991)
- James McCormack, American general (d. 1975)
- Martha Gellhorn, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
- Cedric Belfrage, English-American journalist and author, co-founded the National Guardian (d. 1990)
- Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1949)
- Marie Prevost, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1937)
- Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist (d. 1980)
- Erika Abels d'Albert, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1975)
- Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (d. 1977)
- Prajadhipok, Thai king (d. 1941)
- David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1974)
- George Bouzianis, Greek painter (d. 1959)
- Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (d. 1951)
- Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect and academic (d. 1966)
- Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general and politician, 4th Japanese Military Governors of the Philippines (d. 1946)
- Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1922)
- Arnold Bax, English composer and poet (d. 1953)
- Charles Demuth, American painter (d. 1935)
- Clarence Gagnon, Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1942)
- Dorothea Bate, English palaeontologist and archaeozoologist (d. 1951)
- Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1942)
- Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin, English businessman, founded the Austin Motor Company (d. 1941)
- Nikolaos Triantafyllakos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1939)
- Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1919)
- Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1925)
- Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician, 6th President of France (d. 1907)
- Bram Stoker, Irish novelist and critic, created Count Dracula (d. 1912)
- Ilia Chavchavadze, Georgian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1907)
- Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911)
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English poet and diplomat, 30th Governor-General of India (d. 1880)
- Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene poet and educator (d. 1853)
- William Wirt, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Attorney General (d. 1834)
- Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
- Otto Wilhelm Masing, German-Estonian linguist and author (d. 1832)
- Barbara Catharina Mjödh, Finnish poet (d. 1776)
- Johann George Tromlitz, German flute player and composer (d. 1805)
- John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1786)
- Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (d. 1797)
- Sarah Fielding, English author (d. 1768)
- Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German philosopher and judge (d. 1772)
- Edmond Halley, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)
- Charles X Gustav of Sweden (d. 1660)
- John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1619)
- Henry II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1624)
- Nyaungyan Min, King of Burma (d. 1605)
- Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex and lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England (d. 1634)
- Teofilo Folengo, Italian monk and poet (d. 1544)
- Queen Gonghye, Korean royal consort (d. 1474)
- Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1458-1480) (d. 1480)
- Alain de Coëtivy, French cardinal (d. 1474)
- AD 30
- Nerva, Roman emperor (d. 98)
Deaths On This Day
- Alex Trebek, Canadian-American television personality and longtime host of Jeopardy! (b. 1940)
- Rhea Chiles, American philanthropist, founded the Polk Museum of Art (b. 1930)
- Joseph Cure, American ice hockey player and actor (b. 1984)
- Rod Davies, Australian-English astronomer and academic (b. 1930)
- Om Prakash Mehra, Indian air marshal and politician (b. 1919)
- Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, Sri Lankan monk and activist (b. 1942)
- Phil Crane, American academic and politician (b. 1930)
- Luigi Gorrini, Italian soldier and pilot (b. 1917)
- Don Paul, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1925)
- Hugo Sánchez Portugal, Spanish-Mexican footballer and sportscaster (b. 1984)
- Ernie Vandeweghe, Canadian-American basketball player and physician (b. 1928)
- William C. Davidon, American physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1927)
- Penn Kimball, American journalist and academic (b. 1915)
- Arnold Rosner, American composer (b. 1945)
- Chiyoko Shimakura, Japanese singer and actress (b. 1938)
- Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian journalist and actor (b. 1957)
- Lee MacPhail, American businessman (b. 1917)
- Pete Namlook, German composer and producer (b. 1960)
- Peggy Vaughan, American author (b. 1936)
- Heavy D, Jamaican-American rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1967)
- Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
- Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
- Jack Levine, American soldier and painter (b. 1915)
- Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentinian admiral (b. 1925)
- Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist and astrophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
- Aad Nuis, Dutch journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1933)
- Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician, 10th Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (b. 1943)
- Chad Varah, English priest, founded The Samaritans (b. 1911)
- Basil Poledouris, American composer and conductor (b. 1945)
- Hannspeter Winter, Austrian physicist and academic (b. 1941)
- Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (b. 1928)
- David Westheimer, American soldier and author (b. 1917)
- Peter Mathers, English-Australian author and playwright (b. 1931)
- Bob Grant, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1932)
- C.Z. Guest, American actress, fashion designer, and author (b. 1920)
- Guy Speranza, American singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
- Jon Elia, Pakistani poet, philosopher, and scholar (b. 1931)
- Aristidis Moschos, Greek santouri player and educator (b. 1930)
- Lester Bowie, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1941)
- Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast and judge (b. 1898)
- Rumer Godden, English author and poet (b. 1907)
- John Hunt, Baron Hunt, English colonel, mountaineer, and academic (b. 1910)
- Jean Marais, French actor and director (b. 1913)
- Michael O'Donoghue, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1940)
- Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician and diplomat, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1890)
- Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourger cyclist (b. 1899)
- Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1915)
- James Booker, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
- Mordecai Kaplan, Lithuanian-American rabbi and educator (b. 1881)
- Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1894)
- Tasos Giannopoulos, Greek actor and producer (b. 1931)
- Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (b. 1896)
- Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese-French poet and author (b. 1925)
- Ivory Joe Hunter, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1914)
- Faruk Nafiz Çamlıbel, Turkish poet, author, and politician (b. 1898)
- Huw T. Edwards, Welsh poet and politician (b. 1892)
- Wendell Corey, American actor and politician (b. 1914)
- Peter Mohr Dam, Faroese educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1898)
- Dorothy Kilgallen, American journalist, television personality, and game show panelist (b. 1913)
- Subroto Mukerjee, Indian soldier; Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (b. 1911)
- Frank S. Land, American activist, founded the DeMolay International (b. 1890)
- Chika Kuroda, Japanese chemist (b. 1884)
- Ivan Bunin, Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
- John van Melle, Dutch-South African author and educator (b. 1887)
- Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian-Austrian priest and activist (b. 1874)
- August von Mackensen, German field marshal (b. 1849)
- Walter Nowotny, Austrian-German soldier and pilot (b. 1920)
- Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician and bacteriologist (b. 1879)
- Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet and playwright (b. 1849)
- Colin Blythe, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1879)
- Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
- James Agnew, Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1815)
- Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (b. 1828)
- César Franck, Belgian organist and composer (b. 1822)
- Doc Holliday, American dentist and poker player (b. 1851)
- Manuel Bretón de los Herreros, Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1796)
- Francis I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1777)
- Thomas Bewick, English engraver, illustrator and author (b.1753)
- Andrea Appiani, Italian painter and educator (b. 1754)
- Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (b. 1721)
- Michel Rolle, French mathematician and author (b. 1652)
- John Milton, English poet and philosopher (b. 1608)
- Witte de With, Dutch admiral (b. 1599)
- Girolamo Mercuriale, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
- Robert Catesby, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1573)
- Natsuka Masaie, Japanese daimyō (b. 1562)
- Francisco Guerrero, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1528)
- Jerome Emser, German theologian and reformer (b. 1477)
- Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Spanish cardinal (b. 1436)
- Melozzo da Forlì, Italian painter (b. c. 1438)
- Baeda Maryam I, emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1448)
- Peter of Aragon, Aragonese infante (b. 1398)
- Duns Scotus, Scottish priest, philosopher, and academic (b. 1266)
- Matilda of Béthune, French countess
- Berengaria of Castile (b. 1179)
- Louis VIII, king of France (b. 1187)
- Conrad, Count Palatine of the Rhine (b. 1135)
- Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)
- Ilghazi, Artuqid ruler of Mardin
- Godfrey of Amiens, French bishop and saint (b. 1066)
- Sancha of León, Queen of León (b. c. 1018)
- Ibn al-Qūṭiyya, Andalusian historian
- Agapetus II, pope of the Catholic Church
- Liu, empress of Qi (Ten Kingdoms) (b. 877)
- Yao Yi, Chinese chancellor (b. 866)
- Duan Ning, Chinese general
- Willehad, bishop of Bremen
- Sawara, Japanese prince
- Adeodatus I, pope of the Catholic Church
- Martin of Tours, Frankish bishop and saint