On This Day in History: November 9
November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 52 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Winners suing Illinois Lottery try to rope in other states. Multi-state lottery groups pushed back on Monday against a move by lottery winners in Illinois to drag dozens of states into a lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery's suspension of payments.
- Massachusetts Lottery considers its own online fantasy sports game. The Massachusetts Lottery is considering developing a daily fantasy sports game as the online competitions have exploded in popularity — and faced increased scrutiny about their legality.
- Pa. Lottery director to depart. The executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery is leaving for a private-sector position with a subcontractor of the company the state contracts for lottery services.
- Life after winning the lottery. Life is good for an Indiana couple who won a Powerball jackpot in 1999.
- Iowa man claims $7.5M Hot Lotto jackpot. Waterloo, Iowa, retiree Wally Markham said he wasn't able to keep it secret for long in Smitty's bar on Sunday that he was the jackpot winner in Saturday's Hot Lotto drawing.
- Ct. Lottery still looking for $254.2M Powerball winner. The search is still on for the $254.2 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket for the November 2, 2011 drawing — the largest prize ever won in Connecticut Lottery history.
- UPDATE: $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in porn shop. When it was announced at Lottery Post Sunday that the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Uptown Book Store, few people outside of Highland Park, Michigan, knew that location was actually a porn shop, specializing in adult books, pornographic movies and sex toys.
- Missouri Lottery director resigns amid rift with state commission. The director of the Missouri Lottery said Monday that he was resigning in response to the Lottery Commission's interest in changing the agency's direction.
- Single winner takes $7 million Illinois Lotto jackpot. A single winner has taken the $7 million jackpot from the latest drawing of the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto game.
- Tax Court Reaffirms Lottery Payments are 'Ordinary Income'. The Tax Court reaffirmed that proceeds from the sale of a right to future annual lottery payments constitutes ordinary income, not capital gain, after reviewing two test cases involving winners of the Florida State Lottery.
- Four winners in Canada Lotto 6/49 draw. There are four winning tickets in Canada for last night's Lotto 6/49 draw, worth $39.6 million.
- Ontario lottery players advised to be cautious. Ontario lottery players buying tickets for Wednesday night's $36 million Lotto 649 draw -- the fourth largest Canadian jackpot in the lottery's history -- have been advised to take precautions to avoid being cheated in the wake of reports that retailers may be lying about whether tickets are winners or not.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised to $262 million. On the same day the winners of the $340 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim their prize, the jackpot in the nation's other multi-state lottery game swelled to $262 million for Friday.
- Texas Lottery under the microscope in hearings. Texas Lottery officials were summoned Tuesday to testify before a legislative committee for the second time in five months, this time over allegations of mismanagement brought by a lottery systems analyst who was fired the same day the Houston Chronicle reported his concerns.
- Oklahoma lottery Pick 3 begins Thursday. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission on Tuesday gave formal approval to start the Pick 3 online lottery game on Thursday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$262 Million
Nov 11, 2005
- 2.$236 Million
Nov 9, 2016
- 3.€152 Million
Nov 10, 2006
- 4.€152 Million
Nov 9, 2012
- 5.$180 Million
Nov 10, 2015
- 6.$168 Million
Nov 10, 2012
- 7.$163 Million
Nov 12, 2019
- 8.$132 Million
Nov 12, 2013
- 9.€111 Million
Nov 10, 2015
- 10.€104 Million
Nov 12, 2019
- 11.€90 Million
Nov 9, 2018
- 12.€90 Million
Nov 15, 2019
- 13.$96 Million
Nov 11, 2009
- 14.$92 Million
Nov 10, 2018
- 15.€66 Million
Nov 11, 2011
- 16.$90 Million
Nov 11, 2017
- 16.$90 Million
Nov 9, 2004
- 16.$90 Million
Nov 9, 2018
- 19.$87 Million
Nov 9, 2013
- 20.$82 Million
Nov 10, 2007
- 21.$77 Million
Nov 10, 2009
- 22.$71 Million
Nov 10, 2017
- 23.€62 Million
Nov 10, 2018
- 24.$70 Million
Nov 11, 2003
- 25.$65 Million
Nov 11, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Nov 9, 1986
33 years old
Sunday, Nov 9, 1986
33 years old
Sunday, Nov 9, 1986
33 years old
Monday, Nov 9, 1981
38 years old
Sunday, Nov 9, 1980
39 years old
Friday, Nov 9, 1979
40 years old
Tuesday, Nov 9, 1976
43 years old
Tuesday, Nov 9, 1976
43 years old
Sunday, Nov 9, 1975
44 years old
Saturday, Nov 9, 1974
45 years old
Tuesday, Nov 9, 1971
48 years old
Thursday, Nov 9, 1967
52 years old
Wednesday, Nov 9, 1966
53 years old
Friday, Nov 9, 1962
57 years old
Wednesday, Nov 9, 1955
64 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Donald Trump is declared the winner of the US Presidential Election.
- A train carrying liquid fuel crashes and bursts into flames in northern Myanmar, killing 27 people and injuring 80 others.
- At least 27 people are killed and dozens are wounded in conflicts between inmates and guards at Welikada prison in Colombo.
- The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating storage of citizens' telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause.
- The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
- Suicide bombers attack three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
- A U.S. federal judge, in the largest civil settlement in American history, orders 37 U.S. brokerage houses to pay US$1.03 billion to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for price fixing.
- Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.
- The chemical element darmstadtium is discovered.
- Stari Most, the "old bridge" in the Bosnian city of Mostar, built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing by Croat forces during the Croat-Bosniak War.
- Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin.
- Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating fellow Soviet Anatoly Karpov.
- Cold War: Nuclear false alarm: The NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early-warning radars, the alert is cancelled.
- Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6-3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
- Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft atop the first Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
- The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.
- Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast blackout of 1965.
- A Catholic Worker Movement member, Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.
- At Miike coal mine, Miike, Japan, an explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Company, the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he resigned to join the administration of newly elected John F. Kennedy.
- Cambodia gains independence from France.
- Warsaw is awarded the Virtuti Militari.
- The Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath dies from gunshot wounds by Herschel Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also known as Kristallnacht.
- Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Army withdraws from the Battle of Shanghai.
- The Congress of Industrial Organizations is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by eight trade unions belonging to the American Federation of Labor.
- In Munich, Germany, police and government troops crush the Beer Hall Putsch in Bavaria. The failed coup is the work of the Nazis.
- Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates after the German Revolution, and Germany is proclaimed a Republic.
- SMS Emden is sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos.
- The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.
- The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
- Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.
- The mutilated body of Mary Jane Kelly, believed to be the final victim of Jack the Ripper, is discovered in Spitalfields, London, England.
- The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
- The 90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles, (later the Royal Winnipeg Rifles) of the Canadian Armed Forces is founded.
- The Great Boston Fire of 1872.
- Tokugawa shogunate hands power back to the Emperor of Japan, starting the Meiji Restoration.
- American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George B. McClellan is removed.
- The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, Toronto.
- Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
- Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup of 18 Brumaire ending the Directory government, and becoming First Consul of the successor (Consulate Government).
- Foundation of the Dublin Society of United Irishmen.
- American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Fishdam Ford a force of British and Loyalist troops fail in a surprise attack against the South Carolina Patriot militia under Brigadier General Thomas Sumter.
- Spain, France and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Seville.
- The synagogue of Judah HeHasid is burned down by Arab creditors, leading to the expulsion of the Ashkenazim from Jerusalem.
- Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
- Glorious Revolution: William of Orange captures Exeter.
- Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
- More than 50 people are sentenced and executed in the Stockholm Bloodbath
- Ulrich II, Count of Celje, last ruler of the County of Cilli, is assassinated in Belgrade.
- At the Battle of Posada, Basarab I of Wallachia defeats the Hungarian army of Charles I Robert.
- Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gammelsdorf.
- Treaty of Aberconwy brings to an end the first of the Welsh Wars.
- At the Seventeenth Council of Toledo, Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery.
Births On This Day
- Pete Dunne, English wrestler and promoter
- Nosa Igiebor, Nigerian footballer
- Baptiste Giabiconi, French model and singer
- Nikki Blonsky, American actress, singer, and dancer
- Analeigh Tipton, American model and actress
- Raul Must, Estonian badminton player
- Carl Gunnarsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- Bakary Soumaré, Malian footballer
- Delta Goodrem, Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
- Seven, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
- Ku Hye Sun, South Korean actress, director, singer
- Rob Elloway, German rugby player
- Ted Potter Jr., American golfer
- Michael Turner, English footballer
- Boaz Myhill, American-Welsh footballer
- Jana Pittman, Australian hurdler
- Eyedea, American rapper and producer (d. 2010)
- Kane Waselenchuk, Canadian racquetball player
- Jobi McAnuff, Jamaican footballer
- James Harper, English footballer
- Vanessa Lachey, Filipino-American television host and actress
- Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder
- Dave Bush, American baseball player
- Caroline Flack, English television presenter, radio presenter, and model
- Adam Dunn, American baseball player
- Martin Taylor, English footballer
- Steven López, American martial artist
- Even Ormestad, Norwegian bass player and producer
- Sisqó, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Chris Morgan, English footballer and manager
- Omar Trujillo, Mexican footballer
- Tochiazuma Daisuke, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Gareth Malone, English singer and conductor
- Mathew Sinclair, New Zealand cricketer
- Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
- Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Italian actress
- Alyson Court, Canadian actress and producer
- Nick Lachey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress and director
- Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer and coach
- Eric Dane, American actor
- Naomi Shindō, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Corin Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- David Duval, American golfer and sportscaster
- Sabri Lamouchi, French footballer and manager
- Nelson Diebel, American swimmer and coach
- Domino, American DJ and producer
- Guido Görtzen, Dutch volleyball player
- Bill Guerin, American ice hockey player and coach
- Chris Jericho, American-Canadian wrestler
- Scarface, American rapper and producer
- Susan Tedeschi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Sandra Denton, Jamaican-American rapper and actress
- Ramona Milano, Canadian actress
- Roxanne Shanté, American rapper
- Allison Wolfe, American singer-songwriter
- Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist and educator
- Colin Hay, English political scientist, author, and academic
- Ricky Otto, English footballer
- Daphne Guinness, English-Irish model and actress
- Andrei Lapushkin, Russian footballer
- Bryn Terfel, Welsh opera singer
- Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor, director, and producer
- Jill Dando, English journalist (d. 1999)
- Andreas Brehme, German footballer and manager
- Demetra Plakas, American drummer
- Sarah Franklin, American-English anthropologist and academic
- Sean Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Bob Nault, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Aed Carabao, Thai singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
- Sherrod Brown, American academic and politician
- Jim Riggleman, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor
- Parekura Horomia, New Zealand politician, 40th Minister of Māori Affairs (d. 2013)
- Bille August, Danish director, cinematographer, and screenwriter
- Joe Bouchard, American bass player and songwriter
- Jane Humphries, English economist, historian, and academic
- Michel Pagliaro, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Robert David Hall, American actor, singer, and pianist
- Benny Mardones, American singer-songwriter
- Marina Warner, English author and academic
- Moeletsi Mbeki, South African economist and academic
- Chitresh Das, Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2015)
- Phil May, English singer-songwriter
- Victor Blank, English businessman and philanthropist
- Tom Weiskopf, American golfer and sportscaster
- David Constant, English cricketer and umpire
- Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)
- John Singleton, Australian businessman
- Paul Cameron, American psychologist and academic
- Bryan Davies, Baron Davies of Oldham, English academic and politician
- Ti-Grace Atkinson, American author and critic
- Roger McGough, English author, poet, and playwright
- Donald Trelford, English journalist and academic
- Clyde Wells, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland
- Bob Graham, American lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Florida
- Mikhail Tal, Latvian-Russian chess player and author (d. 1992)
- Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
- Bob Gibson, American baseball player and manager
- David Wolfson, Baron Wolfson of Sunningdale, English businessman and politician
- Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish economist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Sweden
- Ronald Harwood, South African author, playwright, and screenwriter
- Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (d. 1996)
- Ed Corney, American professional bodybuilder
- Whitey Herzog, American baseball player and manager
- George Witt, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Valery Shumakov, Russian surgeon and transplantologist (d. 2008)
- Marc Favreau, Canadian actor and poet (d. 2005)
- Imre Kertész, Hungarian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
- Anne Sexton, American poet and academic (d. 1974)
- Vicente Aranda, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)
- Alistair Horne, English-American journalist, historian, and author (d. 2017)
- Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer and director
- Alice Coachman, American high jumper (d. 2014)
- Elizabeth Hawley, American-Nepali journalist and historian (d. 2018)
- James Schuyler, American poet and author (d. 1991)
- Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965)
- Raymond Devos, Belgian-French comedian and clown (d. 2006)
- Imre Lakatos, Hungarian mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1974)
- Pierrette Alarie, Canadian soprano and actress (d. 2011)
- Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach (d. 1984)
- Byron De La Beckwith, American assassin of Medgar Evers (d. 2001)
- Philip G. Hodge, American engineer and academic (d. 2014)
- Eva Todor, Brazilian actress (d. 2017)
- Spiro Agnew, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (d. 1996)
- Florence Chadwick, American swimmer (d. 1995)
- Thomas Ferebee, American colonel (d. 2000)
- Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist, co-founded taekwondo (d. 2002)
- Martha Settle Putney, American lieutenant, historian, and educator (d. 2008)
- André François, Romanian-French illustrator, painter, and sculptor (d. 2005)
- Sargent Shriver, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st United States Ambassador to France (d. 2011)
- Thomas Berry, American priest, historian, and theologian (d. 2009)
- Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor (d. 2000)
- Paulene Myers, American actress (d. 1996)
- Arthur Rudolph, German scientist and engineer (d. 1996)
- Erika Mann, German-Swiss actress and author (d. 1969)
- Viktor Brack, German SS officer (d. 1948)
- Heiti Talvik, Estonian poet (d. 1947)
- Anthony Asquith, English director and screenwriter (d. 1968)
- Oskar Loorits, Estonian author and academic (d. 1961)
- Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (d. 1941)
- Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
- Mae Marsh, American actress (d. 1968)
- Dietrich von Choltitz, General of the German Army during World War II
- Mabel Normand, American actress (d. 1930)
- Louisa E. Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (d. 1983)
- Jean Monnet, French economist and diplomat (d. 1979)
- Ed Wynn, American actor (d. 1966)
- Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1954)
- Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
- Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor and educator (d. 1952)
- Hermann Weyl, German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1955)
- Edna May Oliver, American actress (d. 1942)
- Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect, designed the red telephone box (d. 1960)
- Jenő Bory, Hungarian architect and sculptor (d. 1959)
- S. O. Davies, Welsh union leader and politician (d. 1972)
- Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian and politician (d. 1931)
- Ahn Changho, Korean activist and politician (d. 1938)
- Enrico De Nicola, Italian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of the Italian Republic (d. 1959)
- Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistani philosopher, poet, and politician (d. 1938)
- Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist and academic (d. 1954)
- Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist and surgeon (d. 1941)
- Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1941)
- Florence R. Sabin, American medical scientist (d. 1953)
- Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1934)
- Shrimad Rajchandra, a Jain philosopher, spiritual mentor of Mahatma Gandhi (d. 1901)
- Gigo Gabashvili, Georgian painter and educator (d. 1936)
- Maud Howe Elliott, American activist and author (d. 1948)
- Stanford White, American architect and partner, co-founded McKim, Mead & White (d. 1906)
- Louis Lewin, German pharmacologist and academic (d. 1929)
- Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)
- Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Quebec (d. 1898)
- Émile Gaboriau, French author and journalist (d. 1873)
- Peter Lumsden, English general (d. 1918)
- A. P. Hill, American general (d. 1865)
- Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright (d. 1883)
- Bernhard von Langenbeck, German general, surgeon, and academic (d. 1887)
- Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister, journalist, and activist (d. 1837)
- Gail Borden, American surveyor and publisher, invented condensed milk (d. 1874)
- Gustav, Prince of Vasa (d. 1877)
- Thomasine Christine Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd, Danish author (d. 1856)
- Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, French businesswoman and author (d. 1776)
- Benjamin Banneker, American farmer, surveyor, and author (d. 1806)
- Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg (d. 1787)
- Mark Akenside, English physician and poet (d. 1770)
- Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, Italian priest, theoretician, and academic (d. 1796)
- Claudio Casciolini, Italian singer and composer (d. 1760)
- George II of Great Britain (d. 1727)
- Johann Speth, German organist and composer (d. 1719)
- Henry Wharton, English librarian and author (d. 1695)
- Hermann Conring, German philosopher and educator (d. 1681)
- Johannes Narssius, Dutch physician and poet (d. 1637)
- Nanda Bayin, king of Burma (d. 1600)
- Martin Chemnitz, German astrologer and theologian (d. 1586)
- Charles II, Duke of Guelders, count of Zutphen from 1492 (d. 1538)
- Philippa of Guelders, twin sister of Charles II, Dutch duchess consort (d. 1547)
- Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz, Dutch count (d. 1516)
- Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1486)
- Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (d. 1409)
- Niccolò III d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara (d. 1441)
- Gyeongjong, Korean king (d. 981)
Deaths On This Day
- Chuck Mosley, American singer songwriter (b. 1959)
- Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress (b. 1982)
- Greg Ballard, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)
- Carol Doda, American actress and dancer (b. 1937)
- Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1930)
- Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (b. 1986)
- Byron Krieger, American fencer (b. 1920)
- Andy White, Scottish drummer (b. 1930)
- Rubén Alvarez, Argentinian golfer (b. 1961)
- Saud bin Muhammed Al Thani, Qatari prince (b. 1966)
- R. A. Montgomery, American author and publisher (b. 1936)
- Myles Munroe, Bahamian pastor and author (b. 1954)
- Orlando Thomas, American football player (b. 1972)
- Joe Walsh, Irish politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (b. 1943)
- Savaş Ay, Turkish journalist (b. 1954)
- Helen Eadie, Scottish politician (b. 1947)
- Grethe Rytter Hasle, Norwegian biologist and academic (b. 1920)
- Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, American saxophonist (b. 1936)
- Steve Prescott, English rugby player (b. 1973)
- Emile Zuckerkandl, Austrian-American biologist and academic (b. 1922)
- Milan Čič, Slovak lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Slovak Socialist Republic (b. 1932)
- Joseph D. Early, American soldier and politician (b. 1933)
- Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1905)
- James L. Stone, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1922)
- Har Gobind Khorana, South Asian American biochemist (b. 1922)
- Hans Freeman, Australian bioinorganic chemist and protein crystallographer (b. 1929)
- Huda bin Abdul Haq, Indonesian terrorist (b. 1960)
- Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, Indonesian terrorist (b. 1962)
- Miriam Makeba, South African singer and activist (b. 1932)
- Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
- Ellen Willis, American journalist and activist (b. 1941)
- Markus Wolf, German intelligence officer (b. 1923)
- K. R. Narayanan, Indian journalist and politician, 10th President of India (b. 1921)
- Iris Chang, American historian, journalist, and author (b. 1968)
- Emlyn Hughes, English footballer and manager (b. 1947)
- Stieg Larsson, Swedish journalist and author (b. 1954)
- Art Carney, American actor and comedian (b. 1918)
- Gordon Onslow Ford, English-American painter (b. 1912)
- Mario Merz, Italian artist (b. 1925)
- Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician and author (b. 1937)
- William Schutz, American psychologist and academic (b. 1925)
- Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and curator (b. 1924)
- Giovanni Leone, Italian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Italy (b. 1908)
- Sherwood Johnston, American race car driver (b. 1927)
- Eric Morley, English television host, founded Miss World (b. 1918)
- Mabel King, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
- Carl Gustav Hempel, German philosopher from the Vienna and the Berlin Circle (b. 1905)
- Helenio Herrera, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (b. 1910)
- Joe Ghiz, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 27th Premier of Prince Edward Island (b. 1945)
- Ross Andru, American illustrator (b. 1925)
- Charles Fraser-Smith, English missionary and author (b. 1904)
- William Hillcourt, Danish-American scout leader and author (b. 1900)
- T. Sivasithamparam, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1926)
- Yves Montand, Italian-French actor (b. 1921)
- Bill Neilson, Australian politician, 34th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1925)
- David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and priest (b. 1924)
- John N. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 67th United States Attorney General (b. 1913)
- Rosemary Timperley, English author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (b. 1946)
- Fred Haney, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1898)
- Armas Taipale, Finnish discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1890)
- Victor Adamson; American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1890)
- Maude Fealy, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1883)
- Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (b. 1890)
- Jan Johansson, Swedish pianist (b. 1931)
- Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian activist and academic (b. 1858)
- Peter O'Connor, Irish long jumper (b. 1872)
- Aino Kallas, Finnish-Estonian author (b. 1878)
- Louise DeKoven Bowen, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1859)
- Ibn Saud, Saudi Arabian king (b. 1880)
- Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author (b. 1914)
- Philip Murray, Scottish-American labor leader (b. 1886)
- Chaim Weizmann, Belarusian-Israeli chemist, academic, and politician, 1st President of Israel (b. 1874)
- Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
- Frank Marshall, American chess player and theoretician (b. 1877)
- Charles Courtney Curran, American painter (b. 1861)
- Edna May Oliver, American actress (b. 1883)
- Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese-American bishop (b. 1876)
- Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1869)
- Vasily Blyukher, Russian marshal (b. 1889)
- Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1866)
- Nadezhda Alliluyeva, second wife of Joseph Stalin (b. 1901)
- Henry Cabot Lodge, American historian and politician (b. 1850)
- Eduard Müller, Swiss lawyer and politician, 26th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1848)
- Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)
- Peter Lumsden, English general (b. 1829)
- Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (b. 1853)
- Edwin Drake, American businessman (b. 1819)
- Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, wife/widow of Alexander Hamilton and co-founder of the first private orphanage in New York (b. 1757)
- Robert Blum, German poet and politician (b. 1810)
- Carl Stamitz, German-Czech violinist and composer (b. 1745)
- Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1720)
- John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish general and politician (b. 1693)
- Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer and diplomat (b. 1692)
- Aert van der Neer, Dutch painter (b. 1603)
- Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1610)
- William Camden, English historian and topographer (b. 1551)
- George Peele, English translator, poet, and dramatist (b. 1556)
- Jami, Persian poet (b. 1414)
- Ulrich II, Count of Celje (b. 1406)
- Walter Langton, bishop of Lichfield and treasurer of England (b. 1243)
- Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1261)
- Roger Northwode, English statesman (b. 1230)
- Sanchia of Provence, queen consort of Germany
- Sancha of Castile, Queen of Aragon (b. 1154)
- Emperor Gaozong of Song (b. 1107)
- Oldřich, Duke of Bohemia (b. c. 975)
- Constantine VII, Byzantine emperor (b. 905)