On This Day in History: October 22
October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 70 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- N.C. man rewards friend with new car in return for lucky winning lottery numbers. A North Carolina lottery player is ready to give credit where credit is due after his friend suggests five lucky numbers that ended up winning him a share of a Carolina Cash 5 jackpot.
- Pa. spends $1.3M to date on search for lottery partner amid fierce competition for $1B contract. The hunt for a company to service the Pennsylvania Lottery's games and gaming system for the next decade has proven to be a contentious and costly venture.
- You just won a huge lottery jackpot! Now what?. If you happen to win one of this week's massive jackpots, we have some tips for you to help you navigate the first few steps managing your newfound wealth.
- Mississippi governor appoints lottery corporation. Amid the lottery fever sweeping the United States, Mississippi took a step closer to starting a state lottery.
- Oklahoma Lottery warns about Powerball scam spreading through Facebook. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission is warning the public of a new scam that is affecting Facebook users nationwide.
- Pennsylvania House passes bill giving Lottery odds and prize flexibility. The Pennsylvania House has voted 195-1 to send to Gov. Tom Corbett a bill that Pennsylvania Lottery officials say will give them more flexibility in setting player odds and prizes, increasing sales in the long run.
- Casinos no death knell for lotteries. Casino opponents are forecasting a doomsday for the Massachusetts State Lottery if casinos are allowed to open in the state, but their predictions are not supported by the results in other large states that have introduced casinos into mature lottery markets, according to specialists and local media analysis.
- Southlake gas station sells winning $19.5M Texas Lotto ticket. A Southlake, Texas, gas station sold the $19.5 million winning ticket for Saturday's Lotto Texas jackpot, according to the Texas Lottery.
- 1987 Pennsylvania Lottery winners to receive final payments. 17 school employees who shared a 1987 Pennsylvania Lottery Super 7 jackpot learned that sharing a big jackpot does not necessarily make you a millionaire.
- Florida Lottery winner featured on TV show. A Florida man who has won several Florida Lottery prizes will appear on The Learning Channel show "The Lottery Changed My Life," which airs at 9 p.m. Thursday.
- Store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket from customer. Years of playing the lottery finally paid off for a Grand Prairie, Texas, man in May when he walked into a store with a million-dollar ticket, but in a double twist of tortured fortune, an opportunistic clerk may have cheated him out of his ticket and his treasure.
- N.C. lottery turns record profits for state. Economic times on Wall Street are tough these days, but not so for the North Carolina Lottery.
- Young lottery winner discusses investment challenges. A college student who won $1 million in the Maryland Lottery on his 19th birthday last year discusses the financial challenges that came from recent Wall Street woes.
- Human error caused expensive Va. Lottery mistake. Virginia Lottery officials are saying that a human error caused a new lottery game to incorrectly spit out hundreds of winning tickets, leaving hundreds of players frustrated and wanting their money.
- Ontario lottery winners: remember when you bought the ticket ... or else. A Canadian lottery corporation in Ontario is withholding a Windsor man's $100,000 winnings because he couldn't remember the date and time he bought the ticket.
- Texas Lottery joins missing seniors program. The Texas Lottery Commission in September joined the newly-opened Silver Alert Network, which assists efforts by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to find missing senior citizens.
- GOP chief criticizes lottery pay. The chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party Tuesday criticized "excessive salaries" paid by the Tennessee Lottery Corp., money she said should go to education when the lottery starts next year.
- Tenn. Lottery coming to offbeat places. Tennesseans eating out, getting a haircut or maybe even buying Broadway tickets at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center will be able to pick up lottery tickets, too.
- Whole Lotto trouble. With today's California SuperLotto Plus lottery jackpot at $96 million, sellers hope problem-plagued new machines keep working.
- Lottery winner temporarily shuts down philanthropic Web site. Powerball winner Jack Whittaker has temporarily shut down his philanthropic organization's Web site to allow staff to catch up on thousands of requests for financial help, an employee said Tuesday.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$1.54 Billion
Oct 23, 2018
- 2.$602.5 Million
Oct 24, 2018
- 3.€190 Million
Oct 24, 2014
- 4.$224 Million
Oct 24, 2014
- 5.$216 Million
Oct 23, 2013
- 6.$191.1 Million
Oct 25, 2017
- 7.€160.99 Million
Oct 22, 2016
- 8.$162 Million
Oct 22, 2003
- 9.$151 Million
Oct 22, 2016
- 10.$148 Million
Oct 22, 2011
- 11.€113 Million
Oct 27, 2006
- 12.€100.76 Million
Oct 23, 2008
- 13.$128 Million
Oct 25, 2005
- 14.$120 Million
Oct 23, 2019
- 15.$110 Million
Oct 22, 2014
- 16.$105 Million
Oct 23, 2015
- 17.€90 Million
Oct 26, 2018
- 18.$102 Million
Oct 24, 2020
- 19.$101 Million
Oct 22, 2010
- 20.$100 Million
Oct 24, 2015
- 21.€76 Million
Oct 23, 2012
- 22.$97 Million
Oct 23, 2020
- 23.$92 Million
Oct 22, 2003
- 24.€77 Million
Oct 23, 2020
- 25.$90 Million
Oct 24, 2012
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Oct 22, 1986
34 years old
Saturday, Oct 22, 1983
37 years old
Saturday, Oct 22, 1983
37 years old
Sunday, Oct 22, 1978
42 years old
Monday, Oct 22, 1973
47 years old
Thursday, Oct 22, 1970
50 years old
Wednesday, Oct 22, 1969
51 years old
Saturday, Oct 22, 1960
60 years old
Tuesday, Oct 22, 1957
63 years old
Thursday, Oct 22, 1953
67 years old
Friday, Oct 22, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Same-sex marriage is legalised, and abortion is decriminalised in Northern Ireland as a result of the Northern Ireland Assembly not being restored.
- Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacks the Parliament of Canada, killing a soldier and injuring three other people.
- The Australian Capital Territory becomes the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013.
- India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
- A raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos. All except one die in this attack. Eight Sri Lanka Air Force planes are destroyed and ten damaged.
- A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum.
- Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season the most active Atlantic hurricane season until surpassed by the 2020 season.
- Bellview Airlines Flight 210 crashes in Nigeria, killing all 117 people on board.
- Grand Theft Auto III is released, popularizing a genre of open-world, action-adventure video games, as well as spurring controversy around violence in video games.
- Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
- Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
- The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) for its strike the previous August.
- Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs.
- The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.
- Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but turns down the honor.
- An all-party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which will become the new official flag of Canada.
- A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
- Cuban Missile Crisis: President Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.
- The Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan begins, having started just after the partition of India.
- Over twenty-two hundred engineers and technicians from eastern Germany are forced to relocate to the Soviet Union, along with their families and equipment.
- World War II: In the second firestorm raid on Germany, the RAF conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
- World War II: French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.
- In East Liverpool, Ohio, FBI agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
- The royalist Leonardopoulos-Gargalidis coup d'état attempt fails in Greece, discrediting the monarchy and paving the way for the establishment of the Second Hellenic Republic.
- Hawley Harvey Crippen (the first felon to be arrested with the help of radio) is convicted of poisoning his wife.
- A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will spark the Panic of 1907.
- In Paris an express train derails after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost 30 metres (100 ft) of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling 10 metres (33 ft) to the road below.
- The International Meridian Conference designates the Royal Observatory, Greenwich as the world's prime meridian.
- The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.
- Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasts 13⁄2 hours before burning out).
- The Bramall Lane stadium sees the first rugby match played under floodlights.
- The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
- First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
- A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, which had occurred three days before, on October 19.
- Spain declares war on Morocco.
- Millerites, followers of Baptist preacher William Miller anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
- Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
- André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump, from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris.
- Northwest Indian War: Native American forces defeat the United States, ending the Harmar Campaign.
- Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
- American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.
- The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
- Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
- Russian Empire is proclaimed by Tsar Peter I after the Swedish defeat in the Great Northern War.
- Four British naval vessels run aground on the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. In response, the first Longitude Act is enacted in 1714.
- The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
- The male line of the Portuguese House of Burgundy becomes extinct with the death of King Fernando, leaving only his daughter Beatrice. Rival claimants begin a period of civil war and disorder.
- Ahmad ibn Kayghalagh leads a raid against the Byzantine Empire, taking 4,000-5,000 captives.
- Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heian-kyō (now Kyoto).
- The Chalcedonian Creed, regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus, is adopted by the Council of Chalcedon, an ecumenical council.
Births On This Day
- B.I, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
- Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Norwegian ski runner
- Saidy Janko, Swiss footballer
- Charalambos Lykogiannis, Greek footballer
- Sofia Vassilieva, American actress
- Nicolás Francella, Argentine actor
- Jonathan Lipnicki, American actor
- Sarah Barrow, English diver
- Parineeti Chopra, Indian actress
- Elena Muhhina, Estonian figure skater
- Aykut Demir, Turkish footballer
- Tiki Gelana, Ethiopian runner
- Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter
- Park Ha-sun, South Korean actress
- Reen Yu, Taiwanese actress
- Kenji Ebisawa, Japanese actor
- Kara Lang, Canadian footballer
- Ștefan Radu, Romanian footballer
- Akihiro Sato, Japanese footballer
- Federico Ágreda, Venezuelan musician
- Hadise, Belgian-Turkish singer-songwriter and dancer
- Zac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
- Horacio Agulla, Argentine rugby player
- Aleks Marić, Australian basketball player
- Byul, South Korean singer
- Anton Müller, German footballer
- Plan B, British singer and actor
- Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
- Tim Erfen, German footballer
- Heath Miller, American football player
- Mark Renshaw, Australian cyclist
- Michael Fishman, American actor and producer
- Olivier Pla, French racing driver
- Niall Breslin, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and footballer
- Luke O'Donnell, Australian rugby league player
- Sonia Sui, Taiwanese model and actress
- Doni, Brazilian footballer
- Dion Glover, American basketball player and coach
- Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
- Owais Shah, Pakistani-English cricketer
- Luke Adams, Australian race walker
- Laidback Luke, Dutch DJ
- Jon Foreman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Martín Cardetti, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor
- Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
- Tim Kinsella, American singer-songwriter
- Jeff McInnis, American basketball player
- Miroslav Šatan, Slovak ice hockey player
- Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer and manager
- Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
- Mark van der Zijden, Dutch swimmer
- D'Lo Brown, American wrestler and accountant
- Saffron Burrows, English-American actress
- Víctor Saldaño, the only Argentine man sentenced to death in the US
- Amanda Coetzer, South African tennis player
- Kornél Dávid, Hungarian basketball player
- José Manuel Martínez, Spanish runner
- Jennifer Lee, American screenwriter, director, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Winston Bogarde, Dutch footballer and manager
- Amy Redford, American actress, director, and producer
- Julio Borges, Venezuelan politician
- Héctor Carrasco, Dominican baseball player
- Spike Jonze, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer-songwriter
- Coque Malla, Spanish musician and actor
- Stephanie Cutter, American lawyer and political consultant
- Jay Johnston, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Shelby Lynne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stéphane Quintal, Canadian ice hockey player
- Shaggy, Jamaican singer-songwriter and DJ
- Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor
- Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
- Oona King, Baroness King of Bow, English academic and politician
- Ulrike Maier, Austrian skier (d. 1994)
- Carlos Mencia, Honduran-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
- Yuri Arbachakov, Russian-Japanese boxer
- Valeria Golino, Italian actress
- John Wesley Harding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- A. L. Kennedy, Scottish comedian, journalist, and author
- Otis Smith, American football player and coach
- Piotr Wiwczarek, Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball player (d. 1993)
- TobyMac, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Brian Boitano, American figure skater
- Bob Odenkirk, American actor and comedian
- Takaaki Ishibashi, Japanese comedian, singer, and actor
- Barbara Potter, American tennis player
- Darryl Jenifer, American bass player
- Cris Kirkwood, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Roberto Navarro, Argentine journalist
- Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (d. 2005)
- Marc Shaiman, American composer and songwriter
- Bobby Blotzer, American drummer
- Henry Lauterbach, German jumper
- Daniel Melingo, Argentine musician
- John Adam, Australian rugby league player
- Alejandro Kuropatwa, Argentine photographer (d. 2003)
- Graham Joyce, English author and educator (d. 2014)
- René Arce Islas, Mexican politician
- Julie Dash, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jeff Goldblum, American actor and producer
- Donald Ramotar, Guyanese politician, 8th President of Guyana
- Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1990)
- Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Employment (d. 2015)
- Manfred Trojahn, German flute player, composer, and conductor
- Arsène Wenger, French footballer and manager
- Mike Hendrick, English cricketer, coach, and umpire
- Pierre Lartigue, French rally driver
- Debbie Macomber, American author
- Raymond Bachand, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Haley Barbour, American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi
- Claude Charron, Canadian educator and politician
- Godfrey Chitalu, Zambian footballer (d. 1993)
- Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and author
- Elizabeth Connell, South African mezzo-soprano (d. 2012)
- Kelvin MacKenzie, English journalist
- Jaime Nebot, Ecuadorian politician
- Eddie Brigati, American singer-songwriter
- Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and game show host
- Buzz Potamkin, American director and producer, founded Buzzco Associates (d. 2012)
- Sheila Sherwood, English long jumper
- Michael Stoute, Barbadian-English horse trainer
- Leslie West, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2020)
- Allen Coage, American-Canadian wrestler and coach (d. 2007)
- Catherine E. Coulson, American actress (d. 2015)
- Jan de Bont, Dutch director, producer, and cinematographer
- Catherine Deneuve, French actress and singer
- Seif Sharif Hamad, Zanzibari politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Zanzibar
- Bobby Fuller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
- Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
- Ahmet Mete Işıkara, Turkish geophysicist and earthquake scientist (d. 2013)
- Charles Keating, English-American actor (d. 2014)
- Joaquim Chissano, Mozambican politician, 2nd President of Mozambique
- George Cohen, English footballer
- Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French poet and critic (d. 2013)
- Tony Roberts, American actor and singer
- K. Indrapala, Sri Lankan historian and academic
- Derek Jacobi, English actor
- Christopher Lloyd, American actor, comedian and producer
- José Larralde, Argentine singer-songwriter
- Manos Loïzos, Egyptian-Greek composer (d. 1982)
- John Blashford-Snell, English soldier, author, and explorer
- Peter Cook, English architect and academic
- Jovan Pavlović, Serbian metropolitan (d. 2014)
- Donald McIntyre, New Zealand opera singer
- Carlos Alberto Sacheri, Argentine philosopher (d. 1974)
- Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
- Ann Rule, American police officer and author (d. 2015)
- Estela de Carlotto, Argentine human rights activist
- José Guardiola, Spanish singer (d. 2012)
- Michael Birkett, 2nd Baron Birkett, English director and producer (d. 2015)
- Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
- Lev Yashin, Russian footballer (d. 1990)
- Clare Fischer, American pianist, composer and arranger (d. 2012)
- Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- Allan Hendrickse, South African minister and politician (d. 2005)
- Slater Martin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
- Edith Kawelohea McKinzie, Hawaiian genealogist, author, and hula expert (d. 2014)
- Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
- Bert Trautmann, German footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Georges Brassens, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
- Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)
- Harald Nugiseks, Estonian sergeant (d. 2014)
- Timothy Leary, American psychologist and author (d. 1996)
- Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Lou Klein, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)
- Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (d. 2013)
- Yitzhak Shamir, Belarusian-Israeli civil servant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2012)
- Robert Capa, Hungarian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1954)
- Bảo Đại, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1997)
- Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss lawyer and politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2002)
- John Gould, American journalist and author (d. 2003).
- José Escobar Saliente, Spanish cartoonist (d. 1994).
- Günther Treptow, German tenor (d. 1981).
- Kees van Baaren, Dutch composer and educator (d. 1970)
- Aurelio Baldor, Cuban mathematician and lawyer (d. 1978).
- Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French pianist and composer (d. 1969)
- Constance Bennett, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1965)
- Saúl Calandra, Argentine football player (d. 1973).
- Karl Guthe Jansky, American physicist and radio engineer (d. 1950).
- George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
- Curly Howard, American comedian and vaudevillian (d. 1952)
- Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian activist (d. 1927)
- Salarrué, Salvadoran writer and painter (d. 1975).
- Dámaso Alonso, Spanish poet and philologist (d. 1990).
- Marjorie Flack, American author and illustrator (d. 1958)
- Charles Glen King, American biochemist and academic (d. 1988)
- José Leitão de Barros, Portuguese film director and playwright (d. 1967).
- Johnny Morrison, professional baseball player (d. 1966)
- Mei Lanfang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 1961)
- Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1985)
- Luis Otero, Spanish footballer (d. 1955)
- John Reed, American journalist and poet (d. 1920)
- Erik Bergman, Swedish minister (d. 1970)
- Giovanni Martinelli, Italian tenor and actor (d. 1969)
- Edmund Dulac, French-English illustrator (d. 1953)
- N. C. Wyeth, American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)
- Clinton Davisson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
- Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist and seismologist (d. 1908)
- Jaan Lattik, Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1967)
- David van Embden, Dutch economist and politician (d. 1962)
- Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finnish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
- Rama Tirtha, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1906)
- Ivan Bunin, Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
- Lord Alfred Douglas, English author and poet (d. 1945)
- Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1943)
- Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (d. 1949).
- Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1921)
- Charles Kingston, Australian politician, 20th Premier of South Australia (d. 1908)
- Koos de la Rey, South African general (d. 1914)
- Sarah Bernhardt, French actress and manager (d. 1923)
- Louis Riel, Canadian scholar and politician (d. 1885)
- August Labitzky, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1903)
- Collis Potter Huntington, American businessman (d. 1900)
- Leconte de Lisle, French poet and author (d. 1894)
- Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
- Volney Howard, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Texas Attorney General (d. 1889)
- Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Ottoman-French polymath and naturalist (d. 1840).
- Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (d. 1789).
- Javier de Burgos, Spanish jurist and politician (d. 1848)
- Antoine Barnave, French politician and orator (d. 1793).
- Cornelis van der Aa, Dutch historian and bookseller (d. 1816)
- Johann Reinhold Forster, German pastor and botanist (d. 1798)
- Maria Amalia, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1756)
- John V, Portuguese king (d. 1750)
- Georg Ernst Stahl, German chemist and physician (d. 1734)
- Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (d. 1657)
- Joachim Jungius, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1657).
- Jacques Sirmond, French scholar (d. 1651).
- Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
- Juntoku, Japanese emperor (d. 1242)
- William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 1126)
- Qian Weijun, king of Wuyue (d. 991)
Deaths On This Day
- George Young, Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (b. 1946)
- Paul Weitz, American astronaut (b. 1932)
- Steve Dillon, British comic book artist (b. 1962)
- Sheri S. Tepper, American writer (b. 1929)
- Willem Aantjes, Dutch civil servant and politician (b. 1923)
- Çetin Altan, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1927)
- Murphy Anderson, American illustrator (b. 1926)
- Arnold Klein, American dermatologist and author (b. 1945)
- Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (b. 1975)
- George Francis, English footballer and soldier (b. 1934)
- John-Roger Hinkins, American religious leader and author (b. 1934)
- Ashok Kumar, Indian director and cinematographer (b. 1941)
- John Postgate, English microbiologist, author, and academic (b. 1922)
- Marylou Dawes, Canadian pianist and educator (b. 1933)
- Lajos Für, Hungarian historian and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1930)
- William Harrison, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- James Robinson Risner, American general and pilot (b. 1925)
- Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)
- Mike Morris, English talk show host (b. 1946)
- Gabrielle Roth, American dancer, singer, and author (b. 1941)
- Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1930)
- Eio Sakata, Japanese Go player (b. 1920)
- Don Lane, American-Australian actor, singer, and talk show host (b. 1933)
- Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (b. 1926)
- Ève Curie, French pianist and journalist (b. 1904)
- Arthur Hill, Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)
- Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
- Tony Adams, Irish-American actor and producer (b. 1953)
- Richard Helms, American intelligence agent and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)
- Geraldine of Albania (b. 1915)
- Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (b. 1922)
- Eric Ambler, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1909)
- Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1905)
- Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, critic (b. 1922)
- Mary Wickes, American actress and singer (b. 1910)
- Innes Ireland, English racing driver and engineer (b. 1930)
- Red Barber, American sportscaster (b. 1908)
- Cleavon Little, American actor (b. 1939)
- Hachiro Kasuga, Japanese singer and actor (b. 1924)
- Louis Althusser, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1918)
- Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and playwright (b. 1915)
- Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim (b. 1978)
- Cynthia Freeman, American author (b. 1915)
- Lino Ventura, Italian-French actor (b. 1919)
- Jane Dornacker, American actress and singer (b. 1947)
- Thorgeir Stubø, Norwegian guitarist and composer (b. 1943)
- Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People's Republic of China (b. 1897)
- Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
- Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano and educator (b. 1894)
- Richard Hugo, American poet (b. 1923)
- Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (b. 1887)
- Mieko Kamiya, Japanese psychiatrist and author (b. 1914)
- Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (b. 1876)
- James K. Baxter, New Zealand poet, writer, theologian, and social commentator. (b. 1926)
- Tommy Edwards, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
- Muriel George, English singer and actress (b. 1883)
- George Bouzianis, Greek painter and educator (b. 1885)
- Joseph Cahill, Australian politician, 29th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1891)
- Hannah Mitchell, English activist (b. 1872)
- Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian author and poet (b. 1899)
- Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (b. 1874)
- Guy Môquet, French militant (b. 1924)
- Edward Carson, Irish-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1854)
- Ettore Marchiafava, Italian physician (b. 1847)
- Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (b. 1904)
- Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
- Borisav Stanković, Serbian author (b. 1876)
- Bob Fitzsimmons, English-American boxer (b. 1863)
- Charles Pardey Lukis, founder of the Indian Journal of Medical Research and later Director-General of the Indian Medical Service (b. 1857)
- Konishiki Yasokichi I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 17th Yokozuna (b. 1866)
- Paul Cézanne, French painter (b. 1839)
- Herman Adolfovich Trautschold, German geologist and paleontologist (b. 1817)
- Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist and physician (b. 1846)
- Lewis Majendie, English politician (b. 1835)
- George Coulthard, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1856)
- Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American soldier and author (b. 1818)
- Louis Spohr, German violinist and composer (b. 1784)
- Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Uruguayan general and politician, President of Uruguay (b. 1784)
- Sahle Selassie, Ethiopian ruler (b. 1795)
- Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)
- Louis George, Margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1702)
- Elisha Williams, American minister, academic, and jurist (b. 1694)
- William IV, Prince of Orange (b. 1711)
- Hermann Witsius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1636)
- Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō (b. 1561)
- Domingo Báñez, Spanish theologian (b. 1528)
- Jean Grolier de Servières, French book collector (b. 1479)
- James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton
- Johannes Brassart, Flemish composer
- Ferdinand I of Portugal (b. 1345)
- Abo, Japanese prince (b. 792)
- Charles Martel, Frankish king (b. 688)
- Itzamnaaj K'awiil, a Maya ruler of Dos Pilas