On This Day in History: October 12
October 12 is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 80 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- PA man ordered to give former girlfriend half of $100,000 lottery prize. A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel ruled on Friday that a man who split from his long-time girlfriend one week after winning $100,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket must give her half the winnings.
- NJ Lottery Pick 6 jackpot jumps to 9-year high. With the multi-state Mega Millions and Powerball lottery games stealing players' attention these days, New Jersey's popular Pick 6 game has been quietly rolling to levels seen around once a decade.
- N.J. man claims $24.1M lottery jackpot just 2 days before expiration. A 68-year-old New Jersey man claimed a $24.1 million New York lottery jackpot two days before the ticket was due to expire after seeing a story on the evening news about how time was running out for the winner to step forward.
- Washington Lottery director accused of gender discrimination. An outside investigation into complaints of a hostile workplace at the Washington state Lottery has found that the agency's director treats female employees differently than their male counterparts, calling them "criers" and excluding them from key discussions.
- N.C. Lottery director retiring. The North Carolina Education Lottery's top leader is retiring next spring, ending a stint with the agency that began before it started selling tickets more than a decade ago.
- Lottery winner guilty of attempted shoplifting. A Tewksbury, Massachusetts, woman was found guilty Wednesday of attempting to steal $80 worth of lipstick from a Kohl's department store two months after winning $1 million on a scratch ticket.
- What do Disneyland, an indoor slide, and a popcorn maker have in common?. A couple with a young family from Dublin, Ireland, have some unusual items on their wish list after winning a Lotto jackpot worth millions.
- S.C. Lottery to honor 2 sets of Pick 3 numbers. The South Carolina Lottery says it will honor two sets of Evening Pick 3 numbers for Tuesday night's drawing.
- Three Mass. Lottery games get new drawing schedules. The Massachusetts State Lottery has announced that there will be new drawing times for The Numbers Game, Mass Cash and Keno games.
- Maine couple claims $8.2M Tri-State Megabucks jackpot. The Von Oesens have five daughters and fourteen grandchildren, and have already begun planning ways to use their money to help them.
- Georgia Lottery board member resigns citing pressure to hire new director. A member of the Georgia Lottery Board resigned last week because she thought the panel was feeling pressured to hire the governor's budget director to run one of the country's most successful lotteries.
- N.C. man claims Mega Millions lottery jackpot. North Carolina's newest jackpot winners are members of a Greenville, N.C. family who claimed today their half of the Sept. 30 Mega Millions jackpot worth $114 million.
- Son of UK lottery winner says his mother kicked him out years ago. The son of Euro Millions winner Angela Dawes today claimed that his mother kicked him out when he was 12 and has not spoken to him since.
- Powerball coming to Maryland, Massachusetts. According to local media reports, Powerball lottery tickets will soon be sold in Maryland and Massachusetts. Other Mega Millions states are sure to follow.
- Restaurant workers split $4 million lottery jackpot. For 16 people who toil at a new Yorkville restaurant called "ONE", there was something special on the menu that turned out to be the special of the day -- a $4.6 million dollar win in Lotto 6/49.
- Man wins second $25K lottery prize in 3 months. Richard Bastemeyer of Lawrence on Friday won his second $25,000 Kansas Lottery prize in three months.
- W.V. Lottery Commission approves 24-7 table gaming. A unanimous vote Thursday of 6 to 0 by the state lottery commission will allow racetracks to operate table games 24 hours a day 7 days a week, but there's still no date for when dealers will be passing out the cards.
- Calif. Gov: Sell lottery to fund health care. Hoping to rejuvenate lagging negotiations over health care reform, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that he wants to use the state lottery to help finance his plan that would require all Californians to have health insurance.
- Cat picks winning lottery numbers. A Chinese lottery player hit the jackpot after his cat jumped up and hit the right buttons on the ticket machine.
- Tattersall's loses lottery monopoly. In Australia, Tattersall's 54-year monopoly on Victoria's lotteries has been broken as the State Government seeks to make more money from the lucrative market.
- CPA turns $2 into $13M lottery jackpot. After one Illinois resident he discovered he was the single winner of $13.5 million Illinois Lotto jackpot, he "couldn't stop laughing."
- Male nurse wins record German lottery jackpot. The biggest jackpot in the history of Germany's national lottery went to a male nurse.
- Oklahoma Lottery Celebrates One Year Anniversary. Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Oklahoma Lottery. Lottery officials say it's been an excellent year, even though sales are lagging slightly behind projections.
- GTECH explains pricey N.J. Lottery contract. Seeking to justify a price tag of nearly $32 million more than a competitor to run the New Jersey's lottery for the next five years, representatives of the state's lottery operator said Wednesday that their system is more convenient for vendors and would result in less down time and lost revenues for the state.
- N.C. Lottery trial: prosectutor calls ex-commissioner 'crafty'. Former lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings is a "very crafty individual" who chose to deliberately withhold information about his work for a lottery company, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments in Geddings' federal fraud trial.
- Poland faces EU legal action over foreign lottery tax laws. The European Commission has said Poland must end discriminatory taxation against foreign lottery winnings or face legal action.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $77 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $77 million Tuesday.
- Maine woman seeking second lottery jackpot. A Maine woman who won a lottery scratch game jackpot has a 1-in-4 chance of winning another $1 million.
- First Oklahoma lottery tickets go on sale. Oklahoma will become the 41st state to offer a lottery when 1,200 businesses start selling instant tickets this morning.
- Some Oklahoma lottery retailers struggle with last-minute details. Some Oklahoma retailers planning to sell the state's new lottery tickets today spent Tuesday wondering if that would come to pass.
- Intralot Signs Deal With Montana Lottery. Greek gaming operator Intralot said Wednesday it has signed a seven-year contract with the state lottery of Montana to supply a new online and instant gaming system.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$548 Million
Oct 12, 2018
- 2.$314 Million
Oct 13, 2018
- 3.$240 Million
Oct 12, 2005
- 4.€142 Million
Oct 14, 2014
- 5.€155.92 Million
Oct 13, 2016
- 6.$170 Million
Oct 13, 2009
- 7.$166 Million
Oct 14, 2014
- 8.$143 Million
Oct 14, 2017
- 9.$133 Million
Oct 12, 2013
- 10.$117 Million
Oct 15, 2003
- 11.$107 Million
Oct 12, 2016
- 12.€80 Million
Oct 13, 2006
- 13.€90 Million
Oct 14, 2016
- 14.$90 Million
Oct 15, 2014
- 14.$90 Million
Oct 12, 2019
- 16.$86 Million
Oct 12, 2011
- 17.$77 Million
Oct 14, 2005
- 18.$75 Million
Oct 13, 2015
- 19.$72 Million
Oct 14, 2020
- 20.€61 Million
Oct 12, 2018
- 21.$70 Million
Oct 14, 2015
- 21.$70 Million
Oct 14, 2009
- 23.$69 Million
Oct 13, 2020
- 24.€50 Million
Oct 15, 2013
- 25.$65 Million
Oct 15, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Oct 12, 1991
29 years old
Saturday, Oct 12, 1985
35 years old
Friday, Oct 12, 1973
47 years old
Wednesday, Oct 12, 1960
60 years old
Tuesday, Oct 12, 1954
66 years old
Tuesday, Oct 12, 1948
72 years old
Sunday, Oct 12, 1947
73 years old
Saturday, Oct 12, 1946
74 years old
Thursday, Oct 12, 1939
81 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan, killing 10 and forcing the evacutation of 1,000,000 people.
- Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya becomes the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna.
- The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which is under construction, collapses, killing two and injuring 20.
- Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
- The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO. and is immediately followed by Israel.
- Fifty-one people are killed after a truck veers off a cliff in Peru.
- The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, carrying two cosmonauts in orbit for five days.
- Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
- The USS Cole, a US Navy destroyer, is badly damaged by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
- Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
- The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia.
- Matthew Shepard, a gay student at University of Wyoming, dies five days after he was beaten outside of Laramie.
- The Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria kills 43 people at a fake roadblock.
- The Magellan spacecraft burns up in the atmosphere of Venus.
- A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt. At least 510 died.
- Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down execution-style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
- The Provisional Irish Republican Army fail to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. The bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
- Japan's former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from the Lockheed Corporation, and is sentenced to four years in jail.
- Typhoon Tip becomes the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded.
- The 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire begins.
- Vietnam War: Vietnamization continues as President Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.
- Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain.
- The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew, and the first flight without pressure suits.
- After nearly 23 years of imprisonment, Reverend Walter Ciszek, a Jesuit missionary, was released from the Soviet Union.
- The Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities. There was at least U.S. $230 million in damages and 46 people died.
- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at the United Nations to protest a Philippine assertion.
- Japan Socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma is stabbed to death during a live Television broadcast.
- At the national congress of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance in Peru, a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party who later form APRA Rebelde.
- World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
- World War II: The Axis occupation of Athens comes to an end.
- The military Alcatraz Citadel becomes the civilian Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.
- An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Boston Children's Hospital.
- A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
- World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single-day loss of life in New Zealand history.
- World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
- President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.
- The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools.
- Uddevalla Suffrage Association is formed.
- The British in India enact the Criminal Tribes Act, naming many local communities "Criminal Tribes".
- An M 7.7-8.3 earthquake off the Greek island of Crete cause major damage as far as Egypt and Malta.
- The city of Manizales, Colombia, is founded by 'The Expedition of the 20'.
- Pedro I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor.
- The citizens of Munich hold the first Oktoberfest.
- Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute.
- Flemish and Luxembourgish peasants launch the rebellion against French rule known as the Peasants' War.
- The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City.
- America's first insane asylum opens.
- War of Jenkins' Ear: A British squadron wins a tactical victory over a Spanish squadron off Havana.
- The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Province of Massachusetts Bay Governor William Phips.
- The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
- Christopher Columbus's first expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas.
- Chen Yanxiang, the only person from Indonesia known to have visited dynastic Korea, reaches Seoul after having set out from Java four months before.
- In the Treaty of Salynas, Lithuania cedes Samogitia to the Teutonic Knights.
- The Nichiren Shōshū branch of Buddhism is founded in Japan.
- Battle of Hatfield Chase: King Edwin of Northumbria is defeated and killed by an alliance under Penda of Mercia and Cadwallon of Gwynedd.
- 539 BC
- The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, ending the Babylonian empire. (Julian calendar)
Births On This Day
- Darci Lynne, American ventriloquist
- Iris Apatow, American actress
- Curtis Scott, Australian rugby league player
- James Graham, British singer
- Owen Watkin, Welsh rugby player
- Jessica Hogg, Welsh artistic gymnast
- Alex Katz, American baseball player
- Sean Monahan, Canadian ice hockey player
- Olivia Smoliga, American swimmer
- Josh Hutcherson, American actor and producer
- Nicolao Dumitru, Italian footballer
- Henri Lansbury, English footballer
- Anna Ohmiya, Japanese curler
- Sam Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player
- Calum Scott, British singer
- Marvin Ogunjimi, Belgian footballer
- Ioannis Maniatis, Greek footballer
- Sergio Peter, German footballer
- Tyler Blackburn, American actor
- Michelle Carter, American shot putter
- Mike Green, Canadian hockey player
- Anna Iljuštšenko, Estonian high jumper
- Greig Laidlaw, Scottish rugby player
- Alex Brosque, Australian footballer
- Carlton Cole, English footballer
- Katie Piper, English philanthropist, broadcaster, and acid violence survivor
- Mariko Yamamoto, Japanese cricketer
- Tom Guiry, American actor
- Brian Kerr, Scottish footballer and manager
- Giuseppe Lanzone, American rower
- Conrad Smith, New Zealand rugby player
- Sun Tiantian, Chinese tennis player
- Ledley King, English footballer
- Steven Agnew, Northern Irish politician
- Steve Borthwick, English rugby player
- Jordan Pundik, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stefan Binder, German footballer
- Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist
- Cristie Kerr, American golfer
- Bode Miller, American skier
- Javier Toyo, Venezuelan footballer
- Simon Bridges, New Zealand politician
- Susana Félix, Portuguese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Marion Jones, American basketball player and runner
- Stephen Lee, English snooker player
- Lesli Brea, Dominican baseball player
- Martin Corry, English rugby player
- Neriah Davis, American model and actress
- Juan Manuel Silva, Argentinian race car driver
- Tom Van Mol, Belgian footballer
- Tony Fiore, American baseball player
- Steve Johnston, Australian motorcycle racer
- Bronzell Miller, American football player and actor (d. 2013)
- Kirk Cameron, American actor, screenwriter, and Christian evangelical/anti-evolution activist
- Patrick Musimu, Belgian diver and physiotherapist (d. 2011)
- Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player
- Charlie Ward, American basketball player and coach
- Martie Maguire, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and producer
- Željko Milinovič, Slovenian footballer
- Dwayne Roloson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- José Valentín, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- Bill Auberlen, American race car driver
- Paul Harragon, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Hugh Jackman, Australian actor, singer, and producer
- Leon Lett, American football player
- Becky Iverson, American golfer
- Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor and voice over artist (d. 2015)
- Wim Jonk, Dutch footballer
- Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Brenda Romero, American game designer
- Dan Abnett, English author
- J. J. Daigneault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Scott O'Grady, American captain and pilot
- Raimond Aumann, German footballer
- Hideki Fujisawa, Japanese composer
- Satoshi Kon, Japanese animator and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Dave Legeno, English actor and mixed martial artist (d. 2014)
- Alan McDonald, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Luis Polonia, Dominican baseball player
- Carlos Bernard, American actor and director
- Chris Botti, American trumpet player and composer
- John Coleman, English footballer and manager
- Branko Crvenkovski, Macedonian engineer and politician, 3rd President of the Republic of Macedonia
- Deborah Foreman, American actress and photographer
- Mads Eriksen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
- Chendo, Spanish footballer
- Steve Lowery, American golfer
- Carlo Perrone, Italian footballer and manager
- Dorothee Vieth, German Paralympic cyclist
- Anna Escobedo Cabral, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Treasurer of the United States
- Steve Austria, American lawyer and politician
- Maria de Fátima Silva de Sequeira Dias, Portuguese historian, author, and academic (d. 2013)
- Jeff Keith, American rock singer-songwriter
- Bryn Merrick, Welsh bass player (d. 2015)
- Clémentine Célarié, French actress, singer, and director
- Serge Clerc, French comic book artist and illustrator
- Mike Dowler, Welsh football goalkeeper
- Annik Honoré, Belgian journalist and music promoter (d. 2014)
- William F. Laurance, Australian biologist
- Rafael Ábalos, Spanish author
- Allan Evans, Scottish footballer
- Lutz Haueisen, German cyclist
- Catherine Holmes, Australian judge
- Gerti Schanderl, German figure skater
- David Vanian, English singer-songwriter
- Einar Jan Aas, Norwegian footballer
- Pat DiNizio, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
- Ante Gotovina, Croatian general
- Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
- Evalie A. Bradley, Anguillian politician and member of the House of Assembly of Anguilla.
- Massimo Ghini, Italian actor
- Michael Roe, American singer, songwriter, and record producer
- Linval Thompson, Jamaican singer and producer
- Les Dennis, English comedian and actor
- David Threlfall, English actor and director
- Trevor Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
- Béla Csécsei, Hungarian educator and politician (d. 2012)
- Roger Heath-Brown, English mathematician and theorist
- Sally Little, South African-American golfer
- Ed Royce, American businessman and politician
- Norio Suzuki, Japanese golfer
- Susan Anton, American actress and model
- Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician, 31st Governor of Wyoming
- Dave Lloyd, English cyclist and coach
- Carlos the Jackal, Venezuelan convicted of terrorism and murderer
- Paul Went, English footballer and manager (d. 2017)
- John Engler, American businessman and politician, 46th Governor of Michigan
- Rick Parfitt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- Chris Wallace, American journalist
- Drew Edmondson, American politician
- Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (d. 2008)
- Daryl Runswick, English bassist and composer
- Aurore Clément, French actress
- Angela Rippon, English journalist and author
- Kostas Tsakonas, Greek actor (d. 2015)
- Melvin Franklin, American soul bass singer (d. 1995)
- Michael Mansfield, English lawyer, academic, and republican
- Paul Hawkins, Australian race car driver (d. 1969)
- Robert Mangold, American painter
- Don Howe, English footballer and manager (d. 2015)
- Tony Kubek, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Sam Moore, American soul singer-songwriter
- Shivraj Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence
- Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor and actor (d. 2007)
- James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012)
- Richard Meier, American architect, designed the Getty Center and City Tower
- Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician and academic
- Oğuz Atay, Turkish engineer and author (d. 1977)
- Guido Molinari, Canadian painter and art collector (d. 2004)
- Dick Gregory, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2017)
- Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
- John Moffat, Danish physicist and academic
- Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist and academic, co-developed Simula (d. 2002)
- Denis Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player and photographer (d. 2013)
- Milica Kacin Wohinz, Slovenian historian and author
- Nappy Brown, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
- Robert Coles, American psychologist, author, and academic
- Magnus Magnusson, Icelandic journalist and academic (d. 2007)
- Al Held, American painter and academic (d. 2005)
- Domna Samiou, Greek singer and musicologist (d. 2012)
- Denis Lazure, Canadian psychiatrist and politician (d. 2008)
- Leonidas Kyrkos, Greek politician (d. 2011)
- Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman, co-founded Weight Watchers (d. 2015)
- Goody Petronelli, American boxer, trainer, and manager (d. 2012)
- William H. Sullivan, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 2013)
- Art Clokey, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor, created Gumby (d. 2010)
- Jaroslav Drobný, Czech-English tennis player and ice hockey player (d. 2001)
- Logie Bruce Lockhart, Scottish rugby player and journalist (d. 2020)
- Christopher Soames, English politician and diplomat, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (d. 1987)
- Gilles Beaudoin, Canadian politician, 34th Mayor of Trois-Rivières (d. 2007)
- Doris Miller, American chef and soldier (d. 1943)
- Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2004)
- Alice Childress, American actress and playwright (d. 1994)
- Lock Martin, American actor (d. 1959)
- John E. Hodge, African-American chemist (d. 1996)
- Alice Chetwynd Ley, English author and educator (d. 2004)
- Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)
- Robert Fitzgerald, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1985)
- Malcolm Renfrew, American chemist and academic (d. 2013)
- Paul Engle, American novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1991)
- Ann Petry, American novelist (d. 1997)
- Joe Cronin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1984)
- John Murray, American playwright and producer (d. 1984)
- Piero Taruffi, Italian race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1988)
- Lester Dent, American journalist and author (d. 1959)
- Ding Ling, Chinese author and educator (d. 1986)
- Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (d. 1998)
- Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
- Elisabeth of Romania, queen consort of Greece (d. 1956)
- Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
- Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano and actress (d. 1975)
- Edith Stein, Polish nun and martyr; later canonized (d. 1942)
- Fumimaro Konoe, Japanese soldier and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1945)
- Louis Hémon, French-Canadian author (d. 1913)
- Kullervo Manner, Finnish Speaker of the Parliament, the Prime Minister of the FSWR and the Supreme Commander of the Red Guards (d. 1939)
- Truxtun Hare, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1956)
- Aleister Crowley, English magician and author (d. 1947)
- Jimmy Burke, American baseball player and manager (d. 1942)
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer and educator (d. 1958)
- August Horch, German engineer and businessman, founded Audi (d. 1951)
- Mariano Trías, Filipino general and politician, 1st Vice President of the Philippines (d. 1914)
- Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1937)
- Arthur Harden, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
- Kamini Roy, British India's first female graduate, Bengali poet, social activist, and feminist writer (d. 1933)
- Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American engineer and businessman, co-invented the gyrocompass (d. 1930)
- Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor and academic (d. 1922)
- Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (d. 1909)
- George Thorn, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)
- William J. Hardee, American general (d. 1873)
- Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss lawyer and politician, 5th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1873)
- Pedro I, emperor of Brazil (d. 1834)
- Christian Gmelin, German chemist and pharmacist (d. 1860)
- Étienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (d. 1810)
- Jonathan Trumbull, American colonel and politician, 16th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1785)
- Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lute player and composer (d. 1750)
- Henry More, English philosopher (d. 1687)
- William Chillingworth, English scholar and theologian (d. 1644)
- Thomas Dudley, English-American soldier and politician, 3rd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1653)
- Maximilian III, archduke of Austria (d. 1618)
- Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, English diplomat (d. 1601)
- Edward VI, king of England (d. 1553)
- Asakura Yoshikage, Japanese ruler (d. 1573)
- Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer and priest (d. 1548)
- Dmitri Donskoi, Grand Duke of Moscow (d. 1389)
- Trần Thánh Tông, emperor of Vietnam (then Đại Việt) (d. 1290)
- Go-Ichijō, emperor of Japan (d. 1036)
Deaths On This Day
- Conchata Ferrell, American actress (b. 1943)
- Roberta McCain, American socialite and oil heiress (b.1912)
- Margarita D'Amico, Venezuelan journalist (b. 1938)
- Abdallah Kigoda, Tanzanian politician, 8th Tanzanian Minister of Industry and Trade (b. 1953)
- Joan Leslie, American actress, dancer, and vaudevillian (b. 1925)
- Ali Mazrui, Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1933)
- Graham Miles, English snooker player (b. 1941)
- Roberto Telch, Argentinian footballer and coach (b. 1943)
- George Herbig, American astronomer and academic (b. 1920)
- Oscar Hijuelos, American author and academic (b. 1951)
- Hans Wilhelm Longva, Norwegian diplomat (b. 1942)
- Malcolm Renfrew, American chemist and academic (b. 1910)
- James Coyne, Canadian lawyer and banker, 2nd Governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1910)
- Norm Grabowski, American hot rod builder and actor (b. 1933)
- Sukhdev Singh Kang, Indian judge and politician, 14th Governor of Kerala (b. 1931)
- Torkom Manoogian, Iraqi-Armenian patriarch (b. 1919)
- Erik Moseholm, Danish bassist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1930)
- Břetislav Pojar, Czech animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
- Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)
- Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, created the C programming language (b. 1941)
- Austin Ardill, Northern Irish soldier and politician (b. 1917)
- Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)
- Belva Plain, American author (b. 1919)
- Dickie Peterson American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1948)
- Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (b. 1974)
- Karl Chircop, Maltese physician and politician (b. 1965)
- Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect, designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower (b. 1934)
- Angelika Machinek, German glider pilot (b. 1956)
- Eugène Martin, French race car driver (b. 1915)
- Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1919)
- C. Delores Tucker, American activist and politician (b. 1927)
- Jim Cairns, Australian economist and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1914)
- Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
- Bill Shoemaker, American jockey (b. 1931)
- Ray Conniff, American bandleader and composer (b. 1916)
- Audrey Mestre, French biologist and diver (b. 1974)
- Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, English academic and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1907)
- Hikmet Şimşek, Turkish conductor (b. 1924)
- Richard Buckle, Ballet critic and writer (b. 1916)
- Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (b. 1936)
- Robert Marsden Hope, Australian lawyer and judge (b. 1919)
- Mario Beaulieu, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
- Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
- John Denver, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1943)
- René Lacoste, French tennis player and fashion designer, co-founded Lacoste (b. 1904)
- Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (b. 1911)
- Gérald Godin, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1938)
- Leon Ames, American actor (b. 1902)
- Sheila Florance, Australian actress (b. 1916)
- Arkady Strugatsky, Russian author and translator (b. 1925)
- Regis Toomey, American actor (b. 1898)
- Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (b. 1926)
- Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian physician, mountaineer, and author (b. 1899)
- Jay Ward, American animator, producer, and screenwriter, founded Jay Ward Productions (b. 1920)
- Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh-English poet and author (b. 1886)
- Coby Whitmore, American painter and illustrator (b. 1913)
- Alf Landon, American lieutenant and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (b. 1887)
- Fahri Korutürk, Turkish commander and politician, 6th President of Turkey (b. 1903)
- Johnny Olson, American radio host and game show announcer (b. 1910)
- Ricky Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)
- Anthony Berry, English politician (b. 1925)
- Nancy Spungen, American figure of the 1970s punk rock scene (b. 1958)
- Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (b. 1899)
- Robert Le Vigan, French-Argentinian actor and politician (b. 1900)
- Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (b. 1893)
- Gene Vincent, American musician (b. 1935)
- Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky, Russian-American illustrator and painter (b. 1891)
- Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet and academic (b. 1930)
- Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater and actress (b. 1912)
- Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French painter and academic (b. 1906)
- Julius Saaristo, Finnish javelin thrower and soldier (b. 1891)
- Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian activist and politician (b. 1910)
- Paul Hermann Müller, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
- Inejiro Asanuma, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1898)
- Gordon Griffith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
- Arie de Jong, Indonesian-Dutch linguist and physician (b. 1865)
- Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer and painter (b. 1872)
- George Welch, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
- Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1885)
- Joseph Stilwell, American general (b. 1883)
- Tom Mix, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
- John Lister, English philanthropist and politician (b. 1847)
- Edwin Abbott Abbott, English theologian and author (b. 1838)
- Anatole France, French journalist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1844)
- Bunny Lucas, English cricketer (b. 1857)
- Edith Cavell, English nurse (b. 1865)
- Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (b. 1838)
- Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (b. 1816)
- Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish lawyer and politician, 9th Council President of Denmark (b. 1817)
- Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
- Robert E. Lee, American general (b. 1807)
- Hiroshige, Japanese painter (b. 1797)
- Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, Quaker and philanthropist (b. 1780)
- Juan José Castelli, Argentinian lawyer and politician (b. 1764)
- Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1680)
- Frederick IV, king of Denmark and Norway (b. 1671)
- Christoph Ignaz Abele, Austrian lawyer and jurist (b. 1628)
- William Gurnall, English minister, theologian, and author (b. 1617)
- Edmund Berry Godfrey, English lawyer and judge (b. 1621)
- Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter (b. 1622)
- François de Bassompierre, French general and courtier (b. 1579)
- Kutsuki Mototsuna, Japanese commander (b. 1549)
- Nicholas Brend, English landowner (b. 1560)
- Luis de Molina, Spanish priest and philosopher (b. 1535)
- Kanō Eitoku, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1543)
- Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1527)
- Jean Ribault, French-American lieutenant and navigator (b. 1520)
- Piero della Francesca, Italian mathematician and painter (b. 1415)
- Fritz Herlen, German painter (b. 1449)
- Zhu Quan, Chinese prince, historian and playwright (b. 1378)
- Clementia of Hungary, queen consort of France and Navarre (b. 1293)
- Michael IX Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1277)
- William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1109)
- Adolf III of Berg, German nobleman (b. 1080)
- Leopold II, margrave of Austria (b. 1050)
- Tsunesada, Japanese prince (b. 825)
- John IV, pope of the Catholic Church
- Honorius I, pope of the Catholic Church
- 322 BC
- Demosthenes, Athenian statesman, (b. 384 BC)