On This Day in History: October 20
October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 72 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Ohio man accused of killing lottery winner found not guilty. A jury's decision to acquit a former suspect of the murder of a player who had just won $50,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket was made public yesterday.
- Mega Millions sets world record with $1.6 billion lottery jackpot for Tuesday drawing. A Mega Millions jackpot roll that had already made history has now reached a new world record for the biggest lottery jackpot ever.
- Cops bust long-running illegal Philly 'street lottery'. Philadelphia law enforcement broke up a long-running illegal lottery run by a local crime family.
- 77-year-old crossing guard with winning $1M lottery ticket will keep working. A 77-year-old crossing guard from Syracuse, New York, plans to keep working even after winning $1 million in the New York Lottery.
- N.C. Powerball winner's fiancé jailed for third time this year. The man engaged to the North Carolina woman who claimed a $188 million Powerball lottery jackpot payout earlier this year was placed back in jail for the third time in less than a year on Monday.
- Wyoming Lottery shelves keno plan. Some Wyoming lawmakers say they're bothered the Wyoming Lottery Corp. considered introducing keno without their approval and they expect to introduce legislation limiting the lottery.
- Georgia lottery officials question legality of fantasy sports companies. Georgia Lottery officials are questioning whether the daily fantasy sports industry can legally operate in the state, according to a letter sent last month to CEOs of DraftKings and FanDuel.
- Prolific lottery winner does it again. A North Carolina man received his sixth major Virginia Lottery prize when he claimed $65,800 in the Virginia Lottery's October 13 Pick 4 day drawing.
- Once a victim, retiree allegedly joined scammers to bilk others. An elderly Minnesota man was a victim of a lottery scam, but then he joined the scam in a failed attempt to try to recoup his losses.
- Lottery bill could limit winner's take. Michigan lawmakers are being asked to prevent any person receiving welfare from winning major Michigan State Lottery prizes, and the idea has area residents and business people at odds.
- Divide and Conquer: Meet the Lottery Titans. Over the last three decades, Gtech and Scientific Games have jointly generated several billion dollars in revenue as vendors to lotteries -- a business that flourishes at the crossroads of capitalism and public policy. In the process, the companies have steadily -- and often controversially -- evolved from minor suppliers into an influential oligopoly with a hammerlock on lottery operations.
- California looks to British lottery model. California is seeking to become the first US state to privatize its lottery to raise as much as $37 billion (Â£18 billion, â‚¬26 billion), with some of the funds used to finance governor Arnold SchwarzenegÂger's sweeping health care reforms.
- 26-year-old Iowan wins $853,000 lottery prize. Alicia Rhomberg, a youth services worker from Hiawatha, Iowa, claimed a second-tier prize of $853,000 Thursday from Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot drawing.
- Millionaire senator wins $853K in lottery. On a whim prompted by the frenzy over Wednesday's $340 million Powerball jackpot, New Hampshire Republican Senator Judd Gregg bought a ticket that matched five of the six numbers in the Powerball game.
- $340 million lottery ticket bought in Oregon gold rush town. A Powerball ticket worth $340 million was sold in the Gold Rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon lottery officials said today morning.
- Second-largest lottery jackpot in US history won. One ticket sold in Oregon matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing to win the $340 million jackpot, the second-largest ever in United States history.
- Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Increases to $40 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $40 million Wednesday.
- Lottery jackpot magic strikes twice for Wisconsin family. Gerri Holat of St. Francis, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb, has hit the Megabucks jackpot twice - sort of.
- Smoking ban foes plan shutdown of NY lottery game. A New York City-based group is calling on small business owners across the state to shut down their Quick Draw lottery games for a week to protest the state's smoking ban.
- Paul's lottery past: rocky beginnings, happier endings. Rebecca Paul's admirers outnumber her critics by a long shot in Georgia's capital city. But the critics were hot when Paul was starting the state's lottery in 1993. Ten years later, Tennessee has hired her to do the same thing for up to $752,500 a year.
- Big lottery vendor dogged by controversy. Scandal and suspicion have marked GTECH's 22 years in the lottery business. But so has spectacular success. The company, which is expected to bid on the Tennessee lottery's online games contract, helps run lotteries in 26 states and 42 other countries.
- Is Rebecca Paul as good as they say?. When state lottery commissioners hired Rebecca Paul as the nation's highest-paid lottery director, they justified their decision by saying she was "the best," the "gold standard." State Sen. Steve Cohen dubbed her "the Michael Jordan" of her field. But a Tennessean review has found that many of the claims surrounding her are overstated.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $162 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $162 million, with a cash option of $84.2 million. That ranks as the 6th largest Powerball jackpot ever.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $22 Million. No tickets matched all six numbers in the Friday Mega Millions drawing, so the jackpot grows to an estimated $22 million for the Tuesday, October 21, 2003 drawing.
- Will Alabama get gambling?. Alabama remains the lone holdout in the South for state-regulated gambling, although the state does have Indian casinos and wagering at dog tracks.
- Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $10 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, creating a $10 million jackpot for Wednesday's drawing, lottery officials said Sunday.
- Russia's First Lottery Bill Moves to Senate. The State Duma on Friday passed in the third reading a bill on lotteries that will be Russia's first attempt at federally regulating the industry if approved by the Federation Council and signed by the president.
- Accomplishments of Ex-Lottery Director Questioned. Rebecca Paul was hired to start Tennessee's lottery and is paid more than her peers because of her success running Georgia's games, but some of Paul's accomplishments during her time in Georgia are overstated, according to a review by The Tennessean newspaper.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$1.54 Billion
Oct 23, 2018
- 2.$476.7 Million
Oct 20, 2018
- 3.€180 Million
Oct 21, 2014
- 4.$216 Million
Oct 23, 2013
- 5.$200 Million
Oct 21, 2014
- 6.€159.89 Million
Oct 20, 2016
- 7.$173 Million
Oct 21, 2017
- 8.$162 Million
Oct 22, 2003
- 9.$151 Million
Oct 22, 2016
- 10.$148 Million
Oct 22, 2011
- 11.€100.76 Million
Oct 23, 2008
- 12.$120 Million
Oct 23, 2019
- 13.€95 Million
Oct 20, 2006
- 14.$110 Million
Oct 22, 2014
- 15.$108 Million
Oct 21, 2005
- 16.€90 Million
Oct 26, 2018
- 17.$101 Million
Oct 22, 2010
- 18.€76 Million
Oct 23, 2012
- 19.$93 Million
Oct 20, 2015
- 20.$92 Million
Oct 22, 2003
- 21.$91 Million
Oct 21, 2020
- 22.$90 Million
Oct 21, 2015
- 23.$86 Million
Oct 20, 2020
- 24.€59 Million
Oct 23, 2009
- 25.$82 Million
Oct 22, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Oct 20, 1989
31 years old
Monday, Oct 20, 1986
34 years old
Monday, Oct 20, 1980
40 years old
Thursday, Oct 20, 1977
43 years old
Thursday, Oct 20, 1977
43 years old
Saturday, Oct 20, 1973
47 years old
Tuesday, Oct 20, 1970
50 years old
Tuesday, Oct 20, 1964
56 years old
Thursday, Oct 20, 1955
65 years old
Tuesday, Oct 20, 1953
67 years old
Friday, Oct 20, 1911
109 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Libyan Civil War: Rebel forces capture Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mutassim in his hometown of Sirte and kill him shortly thereafter, ending the first Libyan civil war.
- The Sloan Great Wall, once the largest cosmic structure known to humanity, is discovered by students at Princeton University.
- A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,000 people.
- Aeroflot Flight 6502 crashes while landing at Kuibyshev Airport (now Kuromoch International Airport) in Kuibyshev (now present-day Samara, Russia), killing 70 people.
- During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
- Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground.
- The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die, and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.
- "Saturday Night Massacre": United States President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.
- The Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.
- China launches simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, igniting the Sino-Indian War.
- The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf-class submarine.
- The Governor of Kenya declares a state of emergency and begins arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising.
- The "Johnny Bright incident" occurs during a football game between the Drake Bulldogs and Oklahoma A&M Aggies.
- The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of the Hollywood film industry, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.
- World War II: The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade.
- Liquefied natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland and then explodes, leveling 30 blocks and killing 130 people.
- American general Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he comes ashore during the Battle of Leyte.
- World War II: Thousands of civilians in German-occupied Serbia are murdered in the Kragujevac massacre.
- The Long March, a mammoth retreat undertaken by the armed forces of the Chinese Communist Party a year prior, ends.
- Chile and Bolivia sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.
- Peru and Chile sign the Treaty of Ancón, by which the Tarapacá province is ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru's involvement in the War of the Pacific.
- In the Battle of Navarino, a combined Turkish and Egyptian fleet is defeated by British, French and Russian naval forces in the last significant battle fought with wooden sailing ships.
- The Convention of 1818 is signed between the United States and the United Kingdom, which settles the Canada-United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
- The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
- The Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Austria.
- France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony refuse to honour the Pragmatic Sanction, and the War of the Austrian Succession begins.
- Eighty Years' War: Three thousand Spanish soldiers wade through fifteen miles of water in one night to effect the relief of Goes.
- The Spanish Duke of Alba defeats a Dutch rebel force under William the Silent.
Births On This Day
- Jordan Ridley, Australian rules footballer
- Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Indonesian badminton player
- Ksenia Semyonova, Russian gymnast
- Ferhat Yazgan, Turkish footballer
- Sam Mataora, Cook Islands rugby league player
- Jess Glynne, English singer-songwriter
- Candice Swanepoel, South African supermodel and philanthropist
- Raphael Hackl, German rugby player
- Wanlop Saechio, Thai footballer
- Elyse Taylor, Australian model
- Dominic McGuire, American basketball player
- Alphonso Smith, American football player
- James Sutton, English race car driver
- Mitch Lucker, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
- Florent Sinama Pongolle, French footballer
- Andrew Trimble, Irish rugby player
- Flavio Cipolla, Italian tennis player
- Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
- Michel Vorm, Dutch footballer
- Kristian Bak Nielsen, Danish footballer
- Becky Brewerton, Welsh golfer
- Dimitris Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
- Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer
- Chad Robinson, Australian rugby league player (d. 2016)
- José Veras, Dominican baseball player
- Vasyl Baranov, Ukrainian footballer
- Paul Ifill, English footballer
- John Krasinski, American actor, director, and producer
- Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player
- Paul Terek, American decathlete
- Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer
- Paul Wilson, Scottish bass player and songwriter
- Matt Jansen, English footballer and manager
- Leila Josefowicz, Canadian-American violinist
- Erko Saviauk, Estonian footballer
- Sam Witwer, American actor and musician
- Nikolaos Bacharidis, Greek footballer
- Dan Fogler, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Nicola Legrottaglie, Italian footballer and manager
- Bashar Rahal, Emirati-American actor and producer
- Brian Limond, Scottish comedian and writer
- Ed Hale, American singer-songwriter, writer and socio-political activist
- Pie Geelen, Dutch swimmer
- Will Greenwood, English rugby player and sportscaster
- Brian Schatz, American academic and politician, 11th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
- Snoop Dogg, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Eddie Jones, American basketball player
- Kamiel Maase, Dutch runner
- Dannii Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
- Sander Boschker, Dutch footballer
- Neil Heywood, English-Chinese businessman (d. 2011)
- Aapo Ilves, Estonian poet and illustrator
- Michelle Malkin, American blogger and author
- Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Juan González, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Labros Papakostas, Greek high jumper
- Susan Tully, English actress, director, and producer
- Elizabeth Carling, English actress and singer
- Kerrod Walters, Australian rugby league player
- Kevin Walters, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian militant Islamist (d. 2006)
- Allan Donald, South African cricketer and coach
- Patrick Volkerding, American computer scientist and engineer, founded Slackware
- Norman Blake, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jonathan I. Schwartz, American businessman
- Mikhail Shtalenkov, Russian ice hockey player
- William Zabka, American actor and producer
- Kamala Harris, American politician and lawyer, 49th Vice President of the United States
- Tomoko Yamaguchi, Japanese actress and singer
- Julie Payette, Canadian engineer and astronaut
- Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
- Stan Valckx, Dutch footballer and manager
- David M. Evans, American director and screenwriter
- Dave Wong, Hong Kong-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor
- Audun Kleive, Norwegian drummer and composer
- Kate Mosse, English author and playwright
- Ian Rush, Welsh footballer and manager
- Les Stroud, Canadian director, producer, and harmonica player
- Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player and trainer (d. 2004)
- Mark Little, Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Valerie Faris, American director and producer
- Lynn Flewelling, American author and academic
- Scott Hall, American wrestler
- Mark King, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Dave Krieg, American football player
- Viggo Mortensen, American-Danish actor and producer
- Jane Bonham-Carter, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, English politician
- Chris Cowdrey, English cricketer and sportscaster
- Hilda Solis, American academic and politician, 25th United States Secretary of Labor
- Danny Boyle, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Martin Taylor, English guitarist
- Thomas Newman, American composer and conductor
- David Profumo, English author and academic
- Aaron Pryor, American boxer (d. 2016)
- Sheldon Whitehouse, American politician
- Steve Orich, American composer and conductor
- Keith Hernandez, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Richard McWilliam, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Upper Deck Company (d. 2013)
- Bill Nunn, American actor (d. 2016)
- Melanie Mayron, American actress and director
- Derek Ridgers, English photographer and art director
- Wilma Josefina Salgado, Ecuadorian politician and economist
- Al Greenwood, American keyboard player
- Patrick Hall, English lawyer and politician
- Ken Ham, Australian-American evangelist
- Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish businessman and politician
- Claudio Ranieri, Italian footballer and manager
- Tom Petty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2017)
- William Russ, American actor and director
- Valeriy Borzov, Ukrainian-Russian sprinter
- Peter Combe, Australian entertainer
- Sandra Dickinson, American-English actress and composer
- Piet Hein Donner, Dutch jurist and politician, Dutch Minister of Justice
- Melih Gökçek, Turkish journalist and politician, Mayor of Ankara
- Diana Gittins, American-English sociologist, author, and academic
- Lewis Grizzard, American comedian and author (d. 1994)
- Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate
- Richard Loncraine, English director and screenwriter
- Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
- Chris Woodhead, English civil servant and academic (d. 2015)
- Ric Lee, English drummer
- Nalin de Silva, Sri Lankan physicist and philosopher
- David Mancuso, American party planner, created The Loft (d. 2016)
- Dunja Vejzović, Croatian soprano and actress
- Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)
- Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, German biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Bart Zoet, Dutch cyclist (d. 1992)
- Anneke Wills, English actress
- Kathy Kirby, English singer (d. 2011)
- Robert Pinsky, American poet and critic
- Jean-Pierre Dikongué Pipa, Cameroonian filmmaker
- Patrick Hughes, English painter, illustrator, and photographer
- Emidio Greco, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Iain Macmillan, Scottish photographer and educator (d. 2006)
- Cancio Garcia, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)
- Wanda Jackson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Juan Marichal, Dominican baseball player and sportscaster
- Emma Tennant, English author (d. 2017)
- Jerry Orbach, American actor and singer (d. 2004)
- Bill Chase, American trumpet player (d. 1974)
- Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (d. 1996)
- Barrie Chase, American actress and dancer
- Rosey Brown, American football player and coach (d. 2004)
- William Christopher, American actor and singer (d. 2016)
- Rokurō Naya, Japanese voice actor (d. 2014)
- Richard Caliguiri, American lawyer and politician, 54th Mayor of Pittsburgh (d. 1988)
- Mickey Mantle, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1995)
- Ken Morrison, English businessman (d. 2017)
- Michael O'Donnell, English physician, author, and journalist (d. 2019)
- Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, author, and actress (d. 2013)
- Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet and critic (d. 2007)
- Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, English lieutenant and politician, founded the National Motor Museum (d. 2015)
- Art Buchwald, American soldier and journalist (d. 2007)
- Tom Dowd, American record producer and engineer (d. 2002)
- Roger Hanin, Algerian-French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- Robert Peters, American poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2014)
- Robert Craft, American conductor and musicologist (d. 2015)
- John Anderson, American actor (d. 1992)
- Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer (d. 2012)
- Manny Ayulo, American race car driver (d. 1955)
- Hans Warren, Dutch poet and author (d. 2001)
- Nick Cardy, American illustrator (d. 2013)
- Fanny de Sivers, Estonian-French linguist and academic (d. 2011)
- Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 2010)
- Janet Jagan, 6th President of Guyana (d. 2009)
- Tracy Hall, American chemist and academic (d. 2008)
- Martin Drewes, German soldier and pilot (d. 2013)
- Robert Lochner, American-German soldier and journalist (d. 2003)
- Stéphane Hessel, German-French activist and diplomat (d. 2013)
- Jean-Pierre Melville, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
- Fayard Nicholas, American actor, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2006)
- Grandpa Jones, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1998)
- Ruhi Su, Turkish singer-songwriter (d. 1985)
- Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright (d. 2013)
- Carla Laemmle, American actress and photographer (d. 2014)
- Yasushi Sugiyama, Japanese painter (d. 1993)
- Stuart Hamblen, American singer-songwriter, actor, and radio show host (d. 1989)
- Arlene Francis, American actress and television personality (d. 2001)
- Tommy Douglas, Scottish-Canadian minister and politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan (d. 1986)
- Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (d. 2006)
- Anna Neagle, English actress, singer, and producer (d. 1986)
- Frank Churchill, American film composer (d. 1942)
- Adelaide Hall, American-English singer, actress, and dancer (d. 1993)
- Ismail al-Azhari, Sudanese politician, 3rd President of Sudan (d. 1969)
- Wayne Morse, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1974)
- Yi Un, South Korean general (d. 1970)
- Rex Ingram, American actor (d. 1969)
- Morrie Ryskind, American writer/director (d. 1985)
- Olive Thomas, American model and actress (d. 1920)
- Charley Chase, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1940)
- Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (d. 1973)
- James Chadwick, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
- Aleksander Maaker, Estonian bagpipe player (d. 1968)
- Johann Gruber, Austrian priest and saint (d. 1944)
- Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (d. 1981)
- Margaret Dumont, American actress (d. 1965)
- Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor (d. 1956)
- Charles Ives, American composer (d. 1954)
- James F. Hinkle, American banker and politician, 6th Governor of New Mexico (d. 1951)
- John Dewey, American psychologist and philosopher (d. 1952)
- John Burns, English union leader and politician, President of the Board of Trade (d. 1943)
- Arthur Rimbaud, French soldier and poet (d. 1891)
- Frits Thaulow, Norwegian painter (d. 1906)
- Constantin Lipsius, German architect and theorist (d. 1894)
- Thomas Hughes, English lawyer and judge (d. 1896)
- Báb, Iranian religious leader, founded Bábism (d. 1850)
- Karl Andree, German geographer and journalist (d. 1875)
- Melchior Berri, Swiss architect and educator, designed the Natural History Museum of Basel (d. 1854)
- Patrick Matthew. Scottish farmer and biologist (d. 1874)
- George Ormerod, English historian and author (d. 1873)
- Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1865)
- Pauline Bonaparte, French sister of Napoleon (d. 1825)
- Chauncey Goodrich, American lawyer and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (d. 1815)
- Isabelle de Charrière, Dutch author and poet (d. 1805)
- Gottfried Achenwall, German historian, economist, and jurist (d. 1772)
- Catherine Gordon, Duchess of Gordon, Scottish aristocrat (d. 1779)
- Timothy Ruggles, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, (d. 1795)
- Stanisław Leszczyński, King of Poland (d. 1766)
- Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1723)
- Christopher Wren, English physicist, mathematician, and architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (d. 1723)
- Edward Hungerford, English politician (d. 1711)
- Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)
- Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)
- Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington, Anglo-Irish nobleman, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland, Cavalier (d. 1698)
- Bálint Balassi, Hungarian writer and noble (d. 1594)
- Claude, Duke of Guise (d. 1550)
- Giovanni di Bernardo Rucellai, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1525)
- Zhu Youzhen, emperor of Later Liang (d. 923)
Deaths On This Day
- James Randi, Canadian-American stage magician and author (b. 1928)
- Wim Kok, Dutch prime minister (b. 1938)
- Robert E. Kramek, former United States Coast Guard admiral (b. 1939)
- Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer (b. 1939)
- Makis Dendrinos, Greek basketball player and coach (b. 1950)
- Arno Gruen, German-Swiss psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1923)
- Kazimierz Łaski, Polish-Austrian economist and academic (b. 1921)
- Michael Meacher, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (b. 1939)
- Ian Steel, Scottish cyclist and manager (b. 1928)
- René Burri, Swiss photographer and journalist (b. 1933)
- Oscar de la Renta, Dominican-American fashion designer (b. 1932)
- Christophe de Margerie, French businessman (b. 1951)
- Jovanka Broz, Croatian-Serbian colonel (b. 1924)
- Don James, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
- Lawrence Klein, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)
- Joginder Singh, Kenyan race car driver (b. 1932)
- Larri Thomas, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)
- Sid Yudain, American journalist, founded Roll Call (b. 1923)
- Przemysław Gintrowski, Polish poet and composer (b. 1951)
- Paul Kurtz, American philosopher and academic (b. 1925)
- Dave May, American baseball player (b. 1943)
- John McConnell, American activist, created Earth Day (b. 1915)
- E. Donnall Thomas, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)
- Raymond Watson, American businessman (b. 1926)
- Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan colonel and politician, Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1942)
- Mutassim Gaddafi, Libyan colonel (b. 1977)
- Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr, Libyan politician (b. 1942)
- W. Cary Edwards, American politician (b. 1944)
- Bob Guccione, American publisher, founded Penthouse magazine (b. 1930)
- Eva Ibbotson, Austrian-English author (b. 1925)
- Max Kohnstamm, Dutch historian and diplomat (b. 1914)
- Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician, 8th President of Pakistan (b. 1940)
- Gene Hickerson, American football player (b. 1935)
- Max McGee, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1932)
- Arnold Viiding, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1911)
- Jane Wyatt, American actress (b. 1910)
- Shirley Horn, American singer and pianist (b. 1934)
- Eva Švankmajerová, Czech painter and poet (b. 1940)
- André van der Louw, Dutch lawyer and politician, 16th Mayor of Rotterdam (b. 1933)
- Anthony Hecht, American poet and educator (b. 1923)
- Chuck Hiller, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1934)
- Jack Elam, American actor (b. 1918)
- Ted Ammon, American financier and banker (b. 1949)
- Calvin Griffith, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1911)
- Jack Lynch, Irish footballer, lawyer, and politician, 5th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1917)
- Christopher Stone, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
- John Tonkin, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1902)
- Burt Lancaster, American actor (b. 1913)
- Yasushi Sugiyama, Japanese painter (b. 1909)
- Werner Torkanowsky, German-American conductor (b. 1926)
- Joel McCrea, American actor (b. 1905)
- Anthony Quayle, English actor and director (b. 1913)
- Sheila Scott, English pilot and author (b. 1922)
- Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1903)
- Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
- Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
- Yves Thériault, Canadian author (b. 1915)
- Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)
- Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1948)
- Steve Gaines, American guitarist (b. 1949)
- Ronnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
- Harlow Shapley, American astronomer and academic (b. 1885)
- Bud Flanagan, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1896)
- Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese politician and diplomat, 32nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878)
- Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (b. 1874)
- Michalis Dorizas, Greek-American javelin thrower and football player (b. 1890)
- Lawrence Dale Bell, American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation (b. 1894)
- Werner Baumbach, German colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
- Henry L. Stimson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 46th United States Secretary of State (b. 1867)
- Ken Farnes, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1911)
- Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, co-designed Skogskyrkogården (b. 1885)
- Anne Sullivan, American educator (b. 1866)
- Arthur Henderson, Scottish-English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)
- Jack Peddie, Scottish footballer (b. 1876)
- Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and politician (b. 1855)
- David B. Hill, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of New York (b. 1843)
- Vaiben Louis Solomon, Australian politician, 21st Premier of South Australia (b. 1853)
- Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and translator (b. 1846)
- James Anthony Froude, English historian, novelist, biographer and editor (b. 1818)
- Richard Francis Burton, English-Italian geographer and explorer (b. 1821)
- George Chichester, 3rd Marquess of Donegall (b. 1797)
- Lydia Maria Child, American journalist, author, and activist (b. 1802)
- Karl Christian Ulmann, Latvian-German theologian and academic (b. 1793)
- Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (b. 1808)
- Champ Ferguson, American guerrilla leader (b. 1821)
- Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1685)
- Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician and academic (b. 1652)
- Antonio Coello, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1611)
- John Ball, English clergyman and theologian (b. 1585)
- Walter Leveson, Elizabethan member of parliament, Shropshire landowner (b. 1550)
- João de Barros, Portuguese historian and author (b. 1496)
- Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, condottiero (b. 1490)
- Thomas Linacre, English physician and scholar (b. 1460)
- Ambrose the Camaldulian, Italian theologian
- Jacopo della Quercia, Sienese sculptor (b. c. 1374)
- Henry Bowet, Archbishop of York
- Klaus Störtebeker, German pirate
- Teresa d'Entença, Countess of Urgell (b. 1300)
- Pope Urban III
- Henry X, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1108)
- Ralph d'Escures, archbishop of Canterbury
- Li Yixing, Chinese governor
- Aelia Eudocia, Byzantine wife of Theodosius II (b. 401)