On This Day in History: October 16
October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 76 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Nov. 25. People wanting to play the Mississippi lottery will be able to do so slightly sooner than expected.
- $667 MILLION: Biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever. Mega Millions is making history tonight, with the biggest jackpot the multi-state lottery game has ever seen.
- CT Lottery expands 5 Card Cash game to include progressive jackpot. Starting this Sunday, Connecticut lottery players will have a new "ALL IN" option on the state's 5 Card Cash game offering the chance to win bigger instant prizes, including a new progressive jackpot.
- NJ Lottery private operator on track to meet budget projections. Increased sales mean New Jersey's lottery contribution to the state budget is on track to meet its target for 2016 after falling short the first two years of a long-term contract with a private operator.
- German ordered to let ex-wife share in lottery win. A German federal court has ruled that a divorced man must pay his ex-wife 242,500 euros (US$328,000) out of his winnings from a lottery ticket because they weren't formally divorced at the time he won.
- Kansas woman has big prize taken away after it was awarded. A Pratt, Kansas, woman was thrilled when she won a NASCAR prize package for this weekend, but that feeling soon turned to disappointment when the Kansas Lottery took the prize back.
- Mass. Lottery game was sure-thing for a few groups. A Boston Globe investigation found that Massachusetts Lottery managers for years allowed and some say even encouraged gambling groups to manipulate the Cash WinFall game to reap big rewards.
- Canada lottery winner robbed, beaten. The daughter of a Canadian lottery winner said she believes her mother was robbed and beaten because information was published about the winner.
- Lottery Post member receives Distinguished Service Award. Lottery Post member "GoArmy" earned the highest-level civilian decoration for saving a woman and two children, at risk of his own life. Read the story of three heros who put the saftey of other people ahead of their own.
- Some States Consider Leasing Their Lotteries. An in-depth look at the issues and repercussions behind the current trend of lottery privitization.
- More than $240 million unclaimed by lottery winners. In the past ten years, more than $240 million has gone unclaimed by winners of the Illinois Lottery.
- Fight over lottery ticket heads to court. In a Bartow, Florida, courtroom, two men are dreaming of being a millionaire, but only one will.
- Tennessee couple accused of stealing thousands of lottery tickets. A Maryville, Tennessee, couple is out on bond after being accused of stealing thousands of lottery tickets.
- Lottery CEO fired one day after poll. The president of the B.C. Lottery Corporation was fired one day after an internal poll last May showed public trust in the corporation had plummeted in the wake of a warning by the province's Ombudsman of possible fraud by some retailers.
- Powerball Lottery Jackpot Grows to New Record of $340 Million. Wednesday's Powerball jackpot will be the largest in the game's history. The estimated $340 million jackpot breaks the game's previous record of $314.9 million won on December 25th, 2002.
- Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $140 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $140 million, with a cash option of $74.1 million. That ranks as the 8th largest Powerball jackpot ever.
- Texas may move to join Mega Millions today. The Texas Lottery Commission could formalize its decision to enter the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions today, a move expected to bring more than $50 million a year to state coffers.
- High Court OKs Lottery Worker's Prosecution. Massachusetts' high court cleared the way Tuesday for the prosecution of a septuagenarian former Lottery worker accused of stealing money and lottery tickets from the agency.
- $28M Calif. Lotto Ticket Still Unclaimed. Someone out there could be a millionaire tonight and not even know it. A huge California lottery jackpot has gone unclaimed for more than a month now.
- Lottery scammer jailed. The "bagman" in an Edmonton bogus lottery scam that bilked $368,000 from vulnerable U.S. seniors was handed a 26-month prison term yesterday.
- N.J. Lottery ticket worth $6.1M. According to a statement released by New Jersey Lottery, the owner of a Pick 6 ticket sold in Vineland won the contest's top prize in Monday's drawing, but has yet to come forward to claim the prize.
- S.C. Lottery puts $20 million in education account in October. The South Carolina lottery has transferred more than $78 million to education programs in the fiscal year that began July 1.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$667 Million
Oct 16, 2018
- 2.$378 Million
Oct 17, 2018
- 3.$340 Million
Oct 19, 2005
- 4.€162 Million
Oct 17, 2014
- 5.$200 Million
Oct 16, 2009
- 6.$180 Million
Oct 17, 2014
- 7.€158.66 Million
Oct 18, 2016
- 8.$156 Million
Oct 16, 2013
- 8.$156 Million
Oct 18, 2017
- 10.$140 Million
Oct 18, 2003
- 11.$136 Million
Oct 19, 2016
- 12.$124 Million
Oct 19, 2011
- 13.€95 Million
Oct 20, 2006
- 14.$100 Million
Oct 18, 2014
- 14.$100 Million
Oct 16, 2019
- 16.$90 Million
Oct 18, 2005
- 17.$86 Million
Oct 19, 2010
- 18.€74 Million
Oct 19, 2018
- 19.$84 Million
Oct 16, 2015
- 20.$80 Million
Oct 17, 2015
- 21.$75 Million
Oct 18, 2003
- 22.$73 Million
Oct 17, 2009
- 23.$71 Million
Oct 18, 2019
- 24.€54 Million
Oct 16, 2012
- 25.$70 Million
Oct 17, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Oct 16, 1970
49 years old
Friday, Oct 16, 1964
55 years old
Friday, Oct 16, 1964
55 years old
Tuesday, Oct 16, 1956
63 years old
Tuesday, Oct 16, 1956
63 years old
Tuesday, Oct 16, 1956
63 years old
Wednesday, Oct 16, 1946
73 years old
Friday, Oct 16, 1942
77 years old
Wednesday, Oct 16, 1940
79 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Storm Ophelia strikes the U.K. and Ireland causing major damage and power loss.
- Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes on approach to Pakse International Airport in Laos, killing 49 people.
- The Bibliotheca Alexandrina opens in Egypt, commemorating the ancient library of Alexandria.
- Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a murder extradition warrant.
- Eighty-four football fans die and 180 are injured in a massive crush at a match in Guatemala City.
- The Million Man March takes place in Washington, D.C. About 837,000 attended.
- The Skye Bridge in Scotland is opened.
- George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20.
- Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523.
- Indonesian troops kill the Balibo Five, a group of Australian journalists, Portuguese Timor.
- Three-year-old Rahima Banu, from Bangladesh, is the last known case of naturally occurring smallpox.
- The Australian Coalition sparks a constitutional crisis when they vote to defer funding for the government's annual budget.
- Henry Kissinger and Lê Đức Thọ are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act during the October Crisis.
- Tommie Smith and John Carlos are ejected from the US Olympic team for participating in the Olympics Black Power salute.
- Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.
- Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- China detonates its first nuclear weapon.
- Leonid Brezhnev becomes leader of the Soviet Communist Party, while Alexei Kosygin becomes the head of government.
- The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is published.
- The Greek Communist Party announces a "temporary cease-fire", thus ending the Greek Civil War.
- The Philippines takes over the administration of the Turtle Islands and the Mangsee Islands from the United Kingdom.
- Nuremberg trials: Defendants in the Main Trial are executed.
- Holocaust in Italy: Raid of the Ghetto of Rome
- Holocaust in Poland: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
- World War II: No. 603 Squadron RAF intercepts the first Luftwaffe raid on Britain.
- Chinese Communists begin the Long March to escape Nationalist encirclement.
- The Walt Disney Company is founded.
- Adolf Hitler delivers his first public address at a meeting of the German Workers' Party.
- Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
- William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz hold the first summit between a U.S. and a Mexican president. They narrowly escape assassination.
- The Wilhelm Voigt fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
- The Partition of Bengal in India takes place.
- The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
- Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
- The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is "discovered".
- Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England's first residential college for women.
- John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
- The novel Jane Eyre is published in London.
- William T. G. Morton administers ether anesthesia during a surgical operation.
- William Rowan Hamilton invents quaternions, a three-dimensional system of complex numbers.
- Queen's University is founded in the Province of Canada.
- Great Trek: Afrikaner voortrekkers repulse a Matabele attack, but lose their livestock.
- Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
- Simón Bolívar sentences Manuel Piar to death for challenging the racial-caste in Venezuela.
- The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon in the three-day Battle of Leipzig.
- War of the Third Coalition: Napoleon surrounds the Austrian army at Ulm.
- French Revolution: Queen Marie Antoinette is executed.
- War of the First Coalition: French victory at the Battle of Wattignies forces Austria to raise the siege of Maubeuge.
- American Revolutionary War: The British-led Royalton raid is the last Native American raid on New England.
- The Great Hurricane of 1780 finishes after its sixth day, killing between 20,000 and 24,000 residents of the Lesser Antilles.
- Mathematician William Whiston's predicted comet fails to strike the Earth.
- Prince Gesualdo of Venosa murders his wife and her lover.
- Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
- The Council of Vienne convenes for the first time.
- King Otto I defeats a Slavic revolt in what is now Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
- Abd ar-Rahman III becomes the 8th Emir of Córdoba
- Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire.
- Ricimer defeats Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.
Births On This Day
- Charles Leclerc, Monégasque Formula One driver
- Naomi Osaka, Haitian-Japanese tennis player
- Adam Elliott, Australian rugby league player
- Amelia Lily, English singer-songwriter
- Caroline Garcia, French tennis player
- Bryce Harper, American baseball player
- Kostas Fortounis, Greek footballer
- Stuart Lightbody, Irish badminton player
- Jedward, Irish twin singers
- Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir, Danish-Icelandic singer
- Dan Biggar, Welsh rugby player
- Zoltán Stieber, Hungarian footballer
- Inna, Romanian singer
- Nicky Adams, English-Welsh footballer
- Derk Boerrigter, Dutch footballer
- Jay Beagle, Canadian ice hockey player
- Verena Sailer, German sprinter
- Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer
- Peter Wallace, Australian rugby league player
- François Pervis, French track cyclist
- Rachel Reilly, American talk show host and actress
- Philipp Kohlschreiber, German tennis player
- Loreen, Swedish singer and producer
- Kenny Omega, Canadian professional wrestler
- Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
- Cristian Riveros, Paraguayan footballer
- Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian actor, singer, and producer
- Martin Halle, Danish footballer
- Boyd Melson, American boxer
- Anthony Reyes, American baseball player
- Sue Bird, Israeli-American basketball player
- Timana Tahu, Australian rugby league player
- Nicola Blackwood, South African-English politician
- Erin Brown, American actress, director, and screenwriter
- Ethan Luck, American guitarist and drummer
- John Mayer, American singer-songwriter, rapper, guitarist, and producer
- Laura Wade, English playwright
- Ernesto Noel Aquino, Honduran footballer
- Brynjar Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer
- Jacques Kallis, South African cricketer
- Kellie Martin, American actress, director, and producer
- Aurela Gaçe, Albanian singer
- Paul Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player
- Justin Credible, American wrestler
- David Unsworth, English footballer and manager
- Adrianne Frost, American comedian, actress, and author
- Darius Kasparaitis, Lithuanian-Russian ice hockey player and coach
- Kordell Stewart, American football player and radio host
- Chad Gray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paul Sparks, American actor
- Frank Cuesta, Spanish television presenter
- Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Mehmet Scholl, German footballer and manager
- Roy Hargrove, American trumpet player and composer
- Takao Omori, Japanese wrestler
- Terri J. Vaughn, American actress and producer
- Wendy Wilson, American singer-songwriter
- Randall Batinkoff, American actor and producer
- Mark Lee, Singaporean actor and singer
- Francesco Libetta, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor
- Todd Stashwick, American actor and writer.
- Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
- Michael Laffy, Australian footballer
- Davina McCall, English television host and actress
- Olof Lundh, Swedish journalist
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, American voice actress, singer, and director
- Kang Kyung-ok, South Korean illustrator
- Tom Tolbert, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Shawn Little, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
- James Thompson, American-Finnish author (d. 2014)
- Brendan Kibble, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Timothy Leighton, English physicist and academic
- Flea, Australian-American bass player, songwriter, and actor
- Manute Bol, Sudanese-American basketball player and activist (d. 2010)
- Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian opera singer
- Nico Lazaridis, German footballer
- Tamara McKinney, American skier
- Marc Levy, French author
- Randy Vasquez, American actor, director, and producer
- Scott O'Hara, American pornographic performer, author, poet, editor and publisher (d. 1998)
- Guy LeBlanc, Canadian keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2015)
- Bob Mould, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Kevin Brennan, Welsh journalist and politician
- Brian Harper, American baseball player
- Gary Kemp, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Philip Maini ,Northern Irish mathematician at the University of Oxford
- Tessa Munt, English lawyer and politician
- Jamie Salmon, English-New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
- Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian flute player and composer
- John Whittingdale, English politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
- Roy McDonough, English footballer and manager
- Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Priidu Beier, Estonian poet and educator
- Marin Alsop, American violinist and conductor
- John Chavis, American football player and coach
- Meg Rosoff, American-English author
- Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet, author, and playwright (d. 1992)
- Ellen Dolan, American actress
- Lorenzo Carcaterra, American author and blogger
- Michael Forsyth, Baron Forsyth of Drumlean, Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
- Serafino Ghizzoni, Italian rugby player
- Corinna Harfouch, German actress
- Tony Carey, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
- Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Christopher Cox, American lawyer and politician
- Cordell Mosson, American bass player (d. 2013)
- Glenys Thornton, Baroness Thornton, English politician
- Károly Horváth, Romanian-Hungarian cellist, flute player, and composer (d. 2015)
- Angry Grandpa, American internet personality (d. 2017)
- Crazy Mohan, Indian actor, screenwriter, and playwright
- Alison Chitty, English production designer and costume designer
- Bruce Fleisher, American golfer
- Hema Malini, Indian actress, director, producer, and politician
- Leo Mazzone, American baseball player and coach
- Nicholas Day, English actor
- Terry Griffiths, Welsh snooker player and coach
- Bob Weir, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and founding member of Grateful Dead
- David Zucker, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Geoff Barnett, English footballer
- Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer
- Stefan Buczacki, English horticulturalist, botanist, and television host
- Roger Hawkins, American session drummer
- Paul Monette, American author and poet (d. 1995)
- Kaizer Motaung, South African footballer and manager
- Fred Turner, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player
- Tim McCarver, American baseball player, sportscaster, and singer
- Emma Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, English computer programmer and politician
- Barry Corbin, American actor and producer
- Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player and coach (d. 2003)
- Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2009)
- Carl Gunter, Jr., American politician (d. 1999)
- Nico, German singer-songwriter, model, and actress (d. 1988)
- Peter Bowles, English actor and screenwriter
- Andrei Chikatilo, Ukrainian-Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
- Mladen Koščak, Croatian footballer (d. 1997)
- Akira Machida, Japanese lawyer and judge, 15th Chief Justice of Japan
- Peter Ashdown, English racing driver
- Nobuyo Ōyama, Japanese voice actress
- John Grant, English journalist and politician (d. 2000)
- Henry Lewis, American bassist and conductor (d. 1996)
- Lucien Paiement, Canadian physician and politician (d. 2013)
- Charles Colson, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
- Valery Klimov, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator
- Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress
- P. W. Underwood, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
- John Polkinghorne, English physicist, theologian and priest
- Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress
- Fernanda Montenegro, Brazilian actress
- Mary Daly, American philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)
- Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (d. 2016)
- Günter Grass, German novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
- Charles Dolan, American businessman, founded Cablevision and HBO
- Angela Lansbury, English-American actress, singer, and producer
- Gerard Parkes, Irish-Canadian actor (d. 2014)
- Linda Darnell, American actress (d. 1965)
- Bert Kaempfert, German conductor and composer (d. 1980)
- Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (d. 2010)
- Max Bygraves, English-Australian actor and singer (d. 2012)
- Leon Sullivan, American minister and activist (d. 2001)
- Matt Batts, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Sita Ram Goel, Indian historian, publisher and writer (d. 2003)
- MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (d. 2010)
- Kathleen Winsor, American journalist and author (d. 2003)
- Louis Althusser, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (d. 1990)
- Abraham Nemeth, American mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
- Tony Rolt, English racing driver and engineer (d. 2008)
- Clifford Hansen, American rancher and politician, 26th Governor of Wyoming (d. 2009)
- Otto von Bülow, German commander (d. 2006)
- Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (d. 2006)
- Enver Hoxha, Albanian general and politician, Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1985)
- Richard Titmuss, English sociologist and academic (d. 1973)
- León Klimovsky, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- Ernst Kuzorra, German footballer and manager (d. 1990)
- Björn Berglund, Swedish actor (d. 1968)
- Cecile de Brunhoff, French author and pianist (d. 2003)
- Big Joe Williams, American Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
- Edward Ardizzone, Vietnamese-English author and illustrator (d. 1979)
- Primo Conti, Italian painter and poet (d. 1988)
- Goose Goslin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1971)
- William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1980)
- Louis de Cazenave, French soldier (d. 2008)
- Michael Collins, Irish general and politician, 2nd Irish Minister for Finance (d. 1922)
- Maria Goretti, Italian martyr and saint (d. 1902)
- Paul Strand, American photographer and director (d. 1975)
- Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
- Paul Popenoe, American founder of relationship counseling (d. 1979)
- David Ben-Gurion, Polish-Israeli soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1973)
- Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)
- William Orthwein, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1955)
- Jimmy Sinclair, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1913)
- Walter Buckmaster, English polo player and businessman, co-founded Buckmaster & Moore (d. 1942)
- Claude H. Van Tyne, American historian and author (d. 1930)
- Mario Ruspoli, 2nd Prince of Poggio Suasa (d. 1963)
- Austen Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
- J. B. Bury, Irish historian and scholar (d. 1927)
- Richard Sears, American tennis player (d. 1943)
- Samad bey Mehmandarov, Azerbaijani general and politician, 3rd Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (d. 1931)
- Karl Kautsky, Czech-German journalist, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1938)
- Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet (d. 1900)
- Carl von In der Maur, Governor of Liechtenstein (d. 1913)
- Maria Pia of Savoy (d. 1911)
- Ismail Qemali, Albanian civil servant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1919)
- Itō Hirobumi, Japanese lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1909)
- Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1900)
- Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexican liberal intellectual, novelist (d. 1896)
- Lucy Stanton, American activist (d. 1910)
- Austin F. Pike, American lawyer and politician (d. 1886)
- William Forster, Indian-Australian politician, 4th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1882)
- Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, 9th Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
- William P. Fessenden, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1869)
- Benjamin Russell, American painter and educator (d. 1885)
- Robert Stephenson, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1859)
- Isaac Murphy, American educator and politician, 8th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1882)
- William Buell Sprague, American minister, historian, and author (d. 1876)
- William Burton, American physician and politician, 39th Governor of Delaware (d. 1866)
- Paul Hamilton, American soldier and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1816)
- Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)
- Morgan Lewis, American general, lawyer, and politician, 3rd Governor of New York (d. 1844)
- Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian and academic (d. 1827)
- Pierre van Maldere, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1768)
- Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish-German painter and educator (d. 1801)
- Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist and academic (d. 1795)
- András Hadik, Austrian-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1790)
- Jan Dismas Zelenka, Czech viol player and composer (d. 1745)
- Anna Waser, Swiss painter (d. 1714)
- Pierre Paul Puget, French painter and sculptor (d. 1694)
- Charles Coypeau d'Assoucy, French writer and composer (d. 1677)
- Luke Wadding, Irish Franciscan friar and historian (d. 1657)
- Niwa Nagahide, Japanese samurai (d. 1585)
- Gasparo Contarini, Italian cardinal and diplomat (d. 1542)
- James II of Scotland (d. 1460)
- William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English admiral (d. 1450)
- Gian Galeazzo Visconti, first Duke of Milan (d. 1402)
Deaths On This Day
- Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist and blogger (b. 1964)
- Roy Dotrice, British actor (b. 1923)
- John Dunsworth, Canadian actor (b. 1946)
- Sean Hughes, British-born Irish stand-up comedian (b. 1965)
- Calvin Carl "Kelly" Gotlieb, Canadian professor and computer scientist (b. 1921)
- Richard J. Cardamone, American lawyer and judge (b. 1925)
- James W. Fowler, American psychologist and academic (b. 1940)
- William James, Australian general and physician (b. 1930)
- Vera Williams, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
- Memduh Ün, Turkish film producer, director, actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)
- Ioannis Charalambopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
- Allen Forte, American musicologist and theorist (b. 1926)
- Seppo Kuusela, Finnish basketball player and coach (b. 1934)
- John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, English businessman (b. 1926)
- Govind Purushottam Deshpande, Indian playwright and academic (b. 1938)
- George Hourmouziadis, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1932)
- Ed Lauter, American actor (b. 1938)
- Laurel Martyn, Australian ballerina and choreographer (b. 1916)
- Robert B. Rheault, American colonel (b. 1925)
- Saggy Tahir, Pakistani-American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
- Frank Moore Cross, American scholar and academic (b. 1921)
- John A. Durkin, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
- Mario Gallegos, Jr., American firefighter and politician (b. 1950)
- Bódog Török, Hungarian handball player and coach (b. 1923)
- Eddie Yost, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
- Dan Wheldon, English racing driver (b. 1978)
- Eyedea, American rapper and producer (b. 1981)
- Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)
- Dagmar Normet, Estonian author and translator (b. 1921)
- Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)
- Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer-songwriter (b. 1981)
- John Victor Murra, Ukrainian-American anthropologist and academic (b. 1916)
- Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (b. 1936)
- Pierre Salinger, American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
- Avni Arbaş, Turkish painter (b. 1919)
- Stu Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer (b. 1915)
- László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
- Etta Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1928)
- Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (b. 1934)
- Rick Jason, American actor (b. 1923)
- Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)
- Audra Lindley, American actress (b. 1918)
- James A. Michener, American author and philanthropist (b. 1907)
- Jason Bernard, American actor (b. 1938)
- Eric Malpass, English author (b. 1910)
- Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (b. 1898)
- Art Blakey, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1919)
- Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American pianist and educator (b. 1914)
- Walter Farley, American author and educator (b. 1915)
- Scott O'Dell, American journalist and author (b. 1898)
- Cornel Wilde, American actor (b. 1915)
- Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist and pianist (b. 1921)
- Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1895)
- Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (b. 1915)
- Moshe Dayan, Israeli general and politician, 5th Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel (b. 1915)
- Eugene Eisenmann, Panamanian-American lawyer and ornithologist (b. 1906)
- Johan Borgen, Norwegian author and critic (b. 1903)
- Dan Dailey, American actor, singer, dancer, and director (b. 1913)
- Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1885)
- Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (b. 1909)
- Nick Begich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
- Hale Boggs, American lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
- Leo G. Carroll, English-American actor (b. 1886)
- Robin Boyd, Australian architect and educator, designed the Domain Park Flats (b. 1919)
- Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (b. 1914)
- George O'Hara, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1899)
- Patsy Callighen, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1906)
- Gaston Bachelard, French poet and philosopher (b. 1884)
- Minor Hall, American drummer (b. 1897)
- George Marshall, American general and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Defense, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1880)
- Robert Redfield, American anthropologist of Mexico (b. 1897)
- John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and educator (b. 1887)
- Jules Rimet, French businessman (b. 1873)
- Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (b 1895)
- Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:
- Hans Frank, German lawyer, politician and war criminal (b. 1900)
- Wilhelm Frick, German lawyer and politician, German Minister of the Interior (b. 1877)
- Alfred Jodl, German general (b. 1890)
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian SS officer (b. 1903)
- Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (b. 1882)
- Alfred Rosenberg, Estonian architect and politician (b. 1893)
- Fritz Sauckel, German sailor and politician (b. 1894)
- Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian lawyer and politician, 16th Federal Chancellor of Austria (b. 1892)
- Julius Streicher, German journalist and politician (b. 1887)
- Joachim von Ribbentrop, German lieutenant and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany (b. 1893)
- Jean de Brunhoff, French poet and playwright (b. 1899)
- Ralph Rose, American shot putter, discus, and hammer thrower (b. 1885)
- Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, German poet and playwright (b. 1856)
- Joseph Leycester Lyne, English monk (b. 1837)
- John Wentworth, American journalist and politician, 19th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815)
- Théodore Barrière, French playwright (b. 1823)
- Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian-English dancer (b. 1724)
- Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian religious leader, founded the breslov hasidic group (b. 1772)
- Veerapandiya Kattabomman Indian activist (b. 1760)
- Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (b. 1726)
- Marie Antoinette, Austrian-born queen consort of Louis XVI of France (b. 1755)
- John Hunter, Scottish-English surgeon and philosopher (b. 1728)
- Grigory Potemkin, Russian general and politician (b. 1739)
- Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (b. 1750)
- Gerard Majella, Italian saint (b. 1725)
- Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lute player and composer (b. 1687)
- Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French-American explorer and politician, 3rd French Governor of Louisiana (b. 1658)
- Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Greek politician, 139th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1666)
- Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian field marshal (b. 1609)
- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, Irish-English soldier and politician (b. 1621)
- John Cook, English politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (b. 1608)
- Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and theorist (b. 1591)
- Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1621)
- François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
- Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1562)
- William Allen, English cardinal (b. 1532)
- Gregory XIV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1535)
- Hugh Latimer, English bishop and saint (b. 1487)
- Nicholas Ridley, English bishop and martyr (b. 1500)
- Lucas Cranach the Elder, German painter and engraver (b. 1472)
- Luca Signorelli, Italian painter (b. c.1450)
- Anne of Gloucester, English noblewoman (b. 1383)
- Louis the Child, king of Sicily (b. 1338)
- Nicholas V, antipope of Rome (b. 1260)
- Amadeus V, count of Savoy (b. 1249)
- Shams al-Din Juvayni, Persian statesman, vizier and minister of finance of the Ilkhanate
- Pedro González de Lara, Castilian magnate
- Fujiwara no Kenshi, Japanese empress (b. 994)
- Al-Hakam II, Umayyad caliph (b. 915)
- Lullus, archbishop of Mainz (b. 710)
- Fú Jiān, Chinese emperor (b. 337)