On This Day in History: October 26
October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 66 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Louisiana ticket wins $191 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A single ticket sold in Louisiana has won the $191.1 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing, lottery officials announced early Thursday.
- Ex-TSA agent, Atlanta police officer sentenced in lottery scheme. A Douglasville, Ga., man must serve 27 months in prison and one year of supervised release after pleading guilty for his role in a Jamaican-based fraudulent lottery scheme targeting senior-adult victims in the United States.
- $213 million ticket sold in Fresno is California's first Powerball winner. Somebody who likely lives in the Fresno area is in a much higher tax bracket as a new multimillionaire -- and California's first-ever Powerball winner.
- Georgia Lottery hires new president. Despite controversy over the governor's role in the choice, the Georgia Lottery board handed state budget director Debbie Dlugolenski Alford a new job Thursday as the lottery's new president and CEO.
- After 17 months, Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won. A Kentucky man who wishes to remain unidentified won $50.4 million playing the Classic Lotto at a Mount Adams bar, the Ohio Lottery Commission said Tuesday.
- Georgia man with flood damaged home wins lottery. A Mableton, Georgia, man whose home was heavily damaged by floods last month has won $250,000 playing the Georgia lottery.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $147 million. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot is growing to $147 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $128 million drawing.
- Charlotte wants limits on N.C. lottery sales. Charlotte leaders have asked North Carolina's new lottery commission to approve unusual rules that would limit ticket sales in "fragile" neighborhoods.
- N.C. Lottery commissioner resigns. One of the state's nine lottery commissioners resigned abruptly Tuesday, saying other commitments mean he cannot be effective in overseeing North Carolina's $1.2 billion-a-year gambling operation.
- Lottery fever erupts across Canada. Tonight's record $40 million (US$34 million) jackpot for Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game has people lining up at ticket vendors across the country.
- Powerball lottery winnings to educate kids, fund parents' honeymoon. Jay and Lory Schabo of Center, Wisconsin, said their life will not change that much after winning a $853,492 Match 5 Bonus Prize in the October 19th Powerball drawing.
- N.C. lottery ticket sales might begin in April. It will probably be April or later before anyone is able to buy a North Carolina lottery ticket, the lottery commissioner in charge of laying down rules for contractors said Monday.
- Dad's Powerball lottery win causes honor student to miss exam. Curtis West, the son of the reported $340 million Powerball jackpot winner, said he was so excited about the news that he missed one of his midterm exams at Oregon State University.
- Members of Kansas Air Guard Unit Win $853,492 Lottery Prize. Lt. Governor John Moore and Kansas Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten introduced the winners of the largest Powerball prize ever won in Kansas, without hitting the jackpot, and presented them with an over-sized check on the south steps of the State Capitol.
- Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In Indiana and Minnesota. Powerball paid off big Saturday night for two winning tickets; one sold in Indiana and one sold in Minnesota. The winners will split a $190.9 million jackpot.
- Daviess County gas station sold winning Powerball ticket. Lottery officials say a convenience store in a small southwestern Indiana city sold one of two tickets that will share Saturday night's nearly $191 million dollar Powerball jackpot.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$687.8 Million
Oct 27, 2018
- 2.$252 Million
Oct 28, 2014
- 3.€177.73 Million
Oct 30, 2010
- 4.€163.54 Million
Oct 27, 2016
- 5.$173 Million
Oct 26, 2011
- 6.$164 Million
Oct 26, 2016
- 7.$147 Million
Oct 28, 2005
- 8.€113 Million
Oct 27, 2006
- 9.$142 Million
Oct 29, 2014
- 10.$130 Million
Oct 26, 2019
- 11.$118 Million
Oct 26, 2010
- 12.$117 Million
Oct 27, 2015
- 13.€90 Million
Oct 26, 2012
- 14.€77 Million
Oct 30, 2009
- 15.$110 Million
Oct 28, 2015
- 16.$105 Million
Oct 29, 2019
- 17.€90 Million
Oct 26, 2018
- 18.$100 Million
Oct 27, 2012
- 19.$84 Million
Oct 26, 2002
- 20.$83 Million
Oct 28, 2006
- 21.€71 Million
Oct 26, 2018
- 22.€71 Million
Oct 29, 2019
- 23.$75 Million
Oct 29, 2013
- 24.€65.94 Million
Nov 1, 2019
- 25.$72 Million
Oct 27, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Oct 26, 1983
36 years old
Thursday, Oct 26, 1978
41 years old
Tuesday, Oct 26, 1976
43 years old
Sunday, Oct 26, 1975
44 years old
Tuesday, Oct 26, 1971
48 years old
Monday, Oct 26, 1970
49 years old
Saturday, Oct 26, 1968
51 years old
Saturday, Oct 26, 1968
51 years old
Saturday, Oct 26, 1963
56 years old
Friday, Oct 26, 1962
57 years old
Wednesday, Oct 26, 1960
59 years old
Sunday, Oct 26, 1947
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Royal cremation of Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Sanam Luang, Bangkok.
- An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes central Italy.
- A 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes in the Hindu Kush mountain range in northeastern Afghanistan, killing 398 people and leaving 2,536 people injured.
- The Cedar Fire, the third-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
- Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian special forces troops storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.
- The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
- A wave of protests forces Robert Guéï to step down as president after the Ivorian presidential election.
- Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.
- Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shaqaqi in his hotel in Malta.
- Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.
- Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
- The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
- Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea, is assassinated by Korean CIA head Kim Jae-gyu.
- Ali Maow Maalin, the last natural case of smallpox, develops a rash in Somalia. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider this date to be the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
- Muhammad Ali boxes for the first time after Ali's three-year hiatus due to draft evasion.
- Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran.
- Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris.
- Hungarian Revolution: In the towns of Mosonmagyaróvár and Esztergom, Hungarian secret police forces massacre civilians. As rebel strongholds in Budapest hold, fighting spreads throughout the country.
- After the last Allied troops have left the country, and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares that it will never join a military alliance.
- Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
- Kashmir conflict: The Maharaja of Kashmir and Jammu signs the Instrument of Accession with India.
- World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
- World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
- World War II: In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier is sunk and another carrier is heavily damaged, while two Japanese carriers and one cruiser are heavily damaged.
- The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
- The Chicago Theatre opens.
- Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
- First World War: Brazil declares war on the Central Powers.
- First Balkan War: The Ottomans lose the cities of Thessaloniki and Skopje.
- An Jung-geun assassinates Japan's Resident-General of Korea.
- King Oscar II recognizes the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden.
- Ida B. Wells publishes Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases.
- The Football Association is founded.
- The Expedition of the Thousand ends when Giuseppe Garibaldi presents his conquests to King Victor Emmanuel of Sardinia.
- The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey with 459 dead.
- The Erie Canal opens, allowing direct passage from the Hudson River to Lake Erie.
- War of 1812: A combined force of British regulars, Canadian militia, and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of the Chateauguay.
- The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia.
- General Piccolomini of Austria burns down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera. He died of cholera himself soon after.
- The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Covenanter Scotland and King Charles.
- Imjin War: Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
- Charles V is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor.
- Tvrtko I is crowned the first king of Bosnia.
- The Byzantine civil war of 1341-47 formally begins with the proclamation of John VI Kantakouzenos as Byzantine Emperor.
- The Uprising of Asen and Peter begins on the feast day of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki and ends with the creation of the Second Bulgarian Empire.
Births On This Day
- Julian Dennison, New Zealand actor
- Rebecca Tunney, English gymnast
- Waqa Blake, Fijian rugby league player
- Allie DeBerry, American model and actress
- Joseph Cramarossa, Canadian hockey player
- Riho Iida, Japanese model and actress
- Mark Swanepoel, South African rugby player
- Dre Kirkpatrick, American football player
- Emil Sayfutdinov, Russian motorcycle racer
- Greg Zuerlein, American figure skater
- Abudramae Bamba, Ivorian footballer
- Shawn Lauvao, American football player
- Ibor Bakar, French footballer
- Jakub Rzeźniczak, Polish footballer
- Marco Ruben, Argentinian footballer
- Schoolboy Q, German-American rapper
- Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player
- Kafoumba Coulibaly, Ivorian footballer
- Monta Ellis, American basketball player
- Kieran Read, New Zealand rugby player
- Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
- Adriano Correia, Brazilian footballer
- Mathieu Crépel, French snowboarder
- Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
- Amanda Overmyer, American singer-songwriter
- Francisco Liriano, Dominican baseball player
- Dmitri Sychev, Russian footballer
- Luke Watson, South African rugby player
- Nicola Adams, English boxer
- Adam Carroll, Irish race car driver
- Sam Brown, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Martina Schild, Swiss skier
- Guy Sebastian, Malaysian-Australian singer-songwriter
- Chou Ssu-Chi, Taiwanese baseball player
- Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
- Claire Cooper, English actress
- Koichi Watanabe, Japanese kick-boxer
- Movsar Barayev, Chechen terrorist (d.2002)
- Sari Abacha, Nigerian footballer (d. 2013)
- Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer and actor
- Eva Kaili, Greek journalist and politician
- CM Punk, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
- Dave Zastudil, American football player
- Jon Heder, American actor and producer
- Marisha Pessl, American author
- Raveena Tandon, Indian actress, producer, and former model
- Austin Healey, English rugby player and sportscaster
- Seth MacFarlane, American voice actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Taka Michinoku, Japanese wrestler and trainer
- Matsuko Deluxe, Japanese journalist and author
- Daniel Elena, Monegasque race car driver
- Jim Butcher, American author
- Audley Harrison, English boxer
- Ronnie Irani, English cricketer
- Anthony Rapp, American actor and singer
- Dian Bachar, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Lisa Ryder, Canadian actress
- Miyuki Imori, Japanese actress and singer
- Douglas Alexander, Scottish lawyer and politician, former Minister of State for Europe
- Keith Urban, New Zealand-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Sverre Gjørvad, Norwegian drummer and composer
- Masaharu Iwata, Japanese keyboard player and composer
- Jeanne Zelasko, American journalist and sportscaster
- Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer
- Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer
- Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor and producer
- Ted Demme, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2002)
- Natalie Merchant, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- Cary Elwes, English actor and producer
- Jack Morelli, American comic book professional and author
- Gerald Malloy, American lawyer and politician
- Dylan McDermott, American actor
- Joey Salceda, Filipino politician
- Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyan President
- Paul Farmer, American anthropologist and physician
- Evo Morales, Bolivian soldier and politician, 80th President of Bolivia
- Shaun Woodward, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
- Bob Golic, American football player and radio host
- Stephen Gumley, Australian engineer and businessman
- Rita Wilson, American actress and producer
- Vasilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
- Adam Mars-Jones, English author and critic
- James Pickens Jr., American actor
- D. W. Moffett, American actor and director
- Roger Allam, British actor
- Tim Hely Hutchinson, English publisher
- Joe Meriweather, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Keith Strickland, American guitarist and songwriter
- Bobby Bandiera, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Edward Garnier, English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales
- Andrew Motion, English poet and author
- David Was, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Bootsy Collins, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Tommy Mars, American keyboard player
- Julian Schnabel, American painter, director, and screenwriter
- Antonio Carpio, Filipino lawyer and jurist, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Steve Rogers, American baseball player
- Kevin Sullivan, American wrestler and booker
- Toby Harrah, American baseball player and coach
- Ricardo Asch, Argentinian gynecologist and endocrinologist
- Ian Ashley, German-English race car driver
- Hillary Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 67th United States Secretary of State and 44th First Lady of the United States
- Reg Empey, Northern Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast
- Trevor Joyce, Irish poet and scholar
- Kenzo Kitakata, Japanese author
- Kevin Barron, English electrician and politician
- Keith Hopwood, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Pat Sajak, American journalist, actor, and game show host
- Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress and author (d. 2015)
- Pat Conroy, American author (d. 2016)
- Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
- Nancy Davis Griffeth, American computer scientist and academic
- Jaclyn Smith, American actress and producer
- Jim McCann, Irish singer and guitarist (d. 2015)
- Bob Hoskins, English actor, singer, and director (d. 2014)
- Milton Nascimento, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Zdenko Runjić, Croatian songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
- Jonathan Williams, English race car driver and pilot (d. 2014)
- Steven Kellogg, American author and illustrator
- Charlie Landsborough, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Eddie Henderson, American trumpet player and educator
- John Horgan, Irish academic and politician
- Al Casey, American guitarist (d. 2006)
- Shelley Morrison, American actress
- György Pauk, Hungarian violinist and educator
- Etelka Kenéz Heka, Hungarian writer, poet and singer
- Mike Gray, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Gloria Conyers Hewitt, American mathematician and academic
- Hot Rod Hundley, American basketball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- Hans-Joachim Roedelius, German keyboard player and producer
- Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- Andrew P. O'Rourke, American judge and politician (d. 2013)
- Suhaila Noah, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 2014)
- Neal Matthews Jr., American country/gospel singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
- Francisco Solano López, Argentinian illustrator (d. 2011)
- Warne Marsh, American saxophonist (Supersax) (d. 1987)
- Panos Gavalas, Greek singer (d. 1988)
- Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor, painter, and author (d. 2007)
- Shaw Taylor, English actor and television host (d. 2015)
- Robert Hinde, English zoologist and academic (d. 2016)
- Madelyn Dunham, American grandmother of Barack Obama (d. 2008)
- Fred Wood, English actor (d. 2003)
- Joe Fulks, American basketball player (d. 1976)
- Sarah Lee Lippincott, American astronomer and academic
- Princess Ashraf of Iran (d. 2016)
- Frank Bourgholtzer, American journalist (d. 2010)
- Edward Brooke, American captain and politician, 47th Massachusetts Attorney General (d. 2015)
- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)
- François Mitterrand, French lawyer and politician, 21st President of France (d. 1996)
- Boyd Wagner, American colonel and pilot (d. 1942)
- Ray Crawford, American race car driver, fighter ace, test pilot, and businessman (d. 1996)
- Joe Fry, English race car driver (d. 1950)
- Jackie Coogan, American actor and director (d. 1984)
- Charlie Barnet, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)
- Don Siegel, American director and producer (d. 1991)
- Sid Gillman, American football player and coach (d. 2003)
- Mahalia Jackson, American singer (d. 1972)
- Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet and educator (d. 1996)
- John Krol, American cardinal (d. 1996)
- Ignace Lepp, French psychologist and author (d. 1966)
- Dante Quinterno, Argentinian author and illustrator (d. 2003)
- Primo Carnera, Italian boxer and actor (d. 1967)
- George Bernard Flahiff, Canadian cardinal (d. 1989)
- Mahn Ba Khaing, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
- Beryl Markham, Kenyan horse trainer and author (d. 1986)
- Jack Sharkey, American boxer and referee (d. 1994)
- Henrietta Hill Swope, American astronomer and academic (d. 1980)
- Ibrahim Abboud, Sudanese politician and general, 1st President of Sudan (d. 1983)
- Karin Boye, Swedish poet and novelist (d. 1941)
- Judy Johnson, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
- Florence Nagle, English trainer and breeder of racehorses (d. 1988)
- Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet and author (d. 1977)
- Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Indian journalist and politician (d. 1931)
- William Hogenson, American sprinter (d. 1965)
- Napoleon Hill, American philosopher and author (d. 1970)
- Paul Pilgrim, American runner (d. 1958)
- Louis Bastien, French cyclist and fencer (d. 1963)
- Andrei Bely, Russian novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1934)
- H.B. Warner, English actor (d. 1958)
- Martin Lowry, English chemist and academic (d. 1936)
- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American philanthropist, founded the Museum of Modern Art (d. 1948)
- A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bangladeshi-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th Pakistani Minister of Interior (d. 1962)
- Thorvald Stauning, Danish union leader and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
- Guillermo Kahlo, German-Mexican photographer (d. 1941)
- Washington Luís, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 13th President of Brazil (d. 1957)
- Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)
- Frank Eaton, American marshal and author (d. 1958)
- C. W. Post, American businessman, founded Post Foods (d. 1914)
- Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian archaeologist and historian (d. 1909)
- Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician and academic (d. 1917)
- Vasily Vereshchagin, Russian soldier and painter (d. 1904)
- Joseph Hansom, English architect and publisher, designed Birmingham Town Hall (d. 1882)
- Miguel I of Portugal (d. 1866)
- Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian field marshal (d. 1891)
- Margaret Agnes Bunn, Scottish actress (d. 1883)
- Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (d. 1865)
- Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer and theorist (d. 1872)
- Konstantin Thon, Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (d. 1881)
- Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)
- Georges Danton, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Justice (d. 1794)
- Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher and academic (d. 1823)
- Ivan Mane Jarnović, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1804)
- Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer and academic (d. 1758)
- Domenico Scarlatti, Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1757)
- Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
- Dimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian geographer, historian, and philosopher (d. 1723)
- Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester (d. 1658)
- William Sprague, English-American settler, co-founded Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
- Hans Leo Hassler, German organist and composer (d. 1612)
- Ahmad Baba al Massufi, Malian academic (d. 1627)
- Charlotte de Sauve, French courtesan (d. 1617)
- Anna of Hesse, princess of Hesse (d. 1591)
- John Basset, Devonshire gentleman (d. 1541)
- Zhengde Emperor of China (d. 1521)
- Hans Buchner, German Renaissance composer (d. 1538)
- Friedrich of Saxony, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (d. 1510)
- Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Italian politician (d. 1505)
- Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (d. 1496)
- Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1490)
Deaths On This Day
- Ali Ashraf Darvishian, Iranian novelist, short story writer and academic. (b. 1941)
- Willis Carto, American activist and theorist (b. 1926)
- Leo Kadanoff, American physicist and academic (b. 1937)
- Giuseppe Nazzaro, Italian-Syrian bishop and theologian (b. 1937)
- Vic Allen, English sociologist, economist, and historian (b. 1923)
- Mo Collins, American football player and coach (b. 1976)
- Germain Gagnon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1942)
- Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (b. 1987)
- Brian Moore, Australian rugby league player (b. 1944)
- Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (b. 1961)
- Gordy Soltau, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1925)
- Oscar Taveras, Dominican baseball player (b. 1992)
- Ritva Arvelo, Finnish actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Ron Davies, Welsh photographer (b. 1921)
- Doug Ireland, American journalist and activist (b. 1946)
- Al Johnson, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)
- Andries Maseko, South African footballer (b. 1955)
- Gabriel of Komana (b. 1946)
- Mac Ahlberg, Swedish-Italian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1931)
- Arnold Greenberg, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (b. 1932)
- John M. Johansen American architect, designed the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre (b. 1916)
- Alan Kirschenbaum, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)
- Björn Sieber, Austrian skier (b. 1989)
- Alan Stretton, Australian general (b. 1922)
- Jona Senilagakali, Fijian physician and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Fiji (b. 1929)
- Glen Little, American clown (b. 1925)
- Mbah Maridjan, Indonesian spiritual leader (b. 1927)
- Romeu Tuma, Brazilian police officer and politician (b. 1931)
- Teel Bivins, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Ambassador to Sweden (b. 1947)
- Yoshirō Muraki, Japanese production designer and art director(b. 1924)
- George Naʻope, American singer and dancer (b. 1928)
- Troy Smith, American businessman, founded Sonic Drive-In (b. 1922)
- Tony Hillerman, American journalist, author, and educator (b. 1925)
- Delmar Watson, American actor and photographer (b. 1926)
- Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1947)
- Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American chef and television host (b. 1943)
- Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize (b. 1918)
- Tillman Franks, American bassist and songwriter (b. 1920)
- Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and curator (b. 1924)
- Keith Parkinson, American illustrator (b. 1958)
- George Swindin, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
- Bobby Ávila, Mexican baseball player and politician (b. 1924)
- Jacques Massu, French general (b. 1908)
- Sally Hoyt Spofford, American ornithologist (b. 1914)
- Hüseyin Hilmi Işık, Turkish scholar and academic (b. 1911)
- Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1938)
- Eknath Easwaran, Indian-American author and educator (b. 1910)
- Kenkichi Iwasawa, Japanese mathematician and academic (b. 1917)
- Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1909)
- Gorni Kramer, Italian bassist, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1913)
- Wilbert Harrison, American singer and guitarist (b. 1929)
- Oro, Mexican wrestler (b. 1971)
- Charles J. Pedersen, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
- Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
- Gus Mancuso, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)
- Park Chung-hee, South Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea (b. 1917)
- Alexander Gerschenkron, Ukrainian-American historian, critic, and academic (b. 1904)
- Bidia Dandaron, Russian author and educator (b. 1914)
- Semyon Budyonny, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1883)
- Igor Sikorsky, Ukrainian-American engineer and academic, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (b. 1889)
- Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
- Sylvia Likens, 16-year-old group torture/murder victim in Indianapolis (b. 1949)
- Elizabeth Gunn, New Zealand pediatrician (b. 1879)
- Louise Beavers, American actress (b. 1902)
- Sadae Inoue, Japanese general (b. 1886)
- Toshizō Nishio, Japanese general (b. 1881)
- Gerty Cori, Czech-American biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
- Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek philosopher, author, and playwright (b. 1883)
- Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
- Hattie McDaniel, American actress and singer (b. 1895)
- Lionel Halsey, English admiral and courtier (b. 1872)
- Edwin Savage, English priest and author (b. 1862)
- Ioannis Rallis, Greek lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
- Aleksey Krylov, Russian mathematician and engineer (b. 1863)
- Paul Pelliot, French sinologist and explorer (b. 1878)
- Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (b. 1857)
- Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1920)
- William Temple, English archbishop and theologian (b. 1881)
- Aurel Stein, Hungarian-English archaeologist and academic (b. 1862)
- Arkady Gaidar, Russian journalist and author (b. 1904)
- Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)
- Margaret Brown, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1867)
- Charles Comiskey, American baseball player and manager (b. 1859)
- Waldemar Haffkine, Russian-Swiss physician and microbiologist (b. 1860)
- Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and horse breeder (b. 1872)
- Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet (b. 1898)
- Akashi Motojiro, Japanese general (b. 1864)
- Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1841)
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (b. 1815)
- Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French philosopher, academic, and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1827)
- Carlo Collodi, Italian journalist and author (b. 1826)
- Robert Anderson (Civil War), American general (b. 1805)
- John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer, founded the Labatt Brewing Company (b. 1803)
- William T. Anderson, American captain (b. 1838)
- Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Dutch-Austrian chemist and botanist (b. 1727)
- John Graves Simcoe, English general and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
- Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1721)
- Amédée-François Frézier, French mathematician, engineer, and explorer (b. 1682)
- William Hogarth, English painter and engraver (b. 1697)
- Philip Doddridge, English minister and hymn-writer (b. 1702)
- Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester (b. 1657)
- John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1623)
- William Sprague, English settler, co-founded Charlestown, Massachusetts (b. 1609)
- Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)
- Horio Tadaharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1596)
- Matsudaira Tadayori, Japanese samurai and daimyō (b. 1582)
- Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (b. 1549)
- Olympia Fulvia Morata, Italian-German scholar and educator (b. 1526)
- Gilles de Rais, French knight (b. 1404)
- Gómez González, Castilian nobleman and military leader
- Li Qi, chancellor of Later Liang (b. 871)
- Alfred the Great, English king (b. 849)
- Cuthbert, archbishop of Canterbury
- Cedd, English monk and bishop (b. 620)