On This Day in History: October 28
October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 64 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Colorado police arrest thief who stole lottery tickets on two separate occasions. Following an investigation of two separate burglaries involving the theft of Colorado Lottery tickets, police have identified and arrested one of the perpetrators who organized both ordeals.
- Man battling cancer wins $200,000 lottery on his last day of chemotherapy. The North Carolina lottery commission shared a heartwarming story about a cancer survivor who got lucky in more ways than one after snagging a winning scratch-off ticket.
- Winners in Iowa, New York to share $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot. Two winning tickets sold in Iowa and New York will split the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history.
- NJ lottery winners dodge a tax bullet. A proposed extra tax on New Jerseyans' lottery winnings stalled today after it became clear it was unlikely to be approved by a key state Senate panel.
- Pa. Lottery privatization pursuit nears another deadline. The price tag for exploring Gov. Tom Corbett's idea for outsourcing management of the Pennsylvania Lottery has crossed the $4 million threshold and is marching toward the $5 million mark.
- Wyoming lottery seeks logo designer. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation wants an in-state company to design its new logo.
- 2007 lottery winner accused of armed robbery. A suspect charged with the armed home invasion and robbery of a couple who had just returned from their honeymoon won $1 million in the Massachusetts Lottery in 2007.
- Five-time lottery winner accused of taking ticket from group. A five-time lottery winner from Canada had his latest win disputed by a group alleging the winning ticket was part of a group purchase.
- Cheated winner wants Texas Lottery to pay up. A man cheated of his million-dollar jackpot wants the Texas Lottery to pay up.
- DOJ says privatizing state lotteries illegal. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said Friday that he is dropping the idea of privatizing the Hoosier Lottery as an option of funding a college scholarship program after the U.S. Department of Justice said such a move would not comply with federal law.
- Tenn. players picked up on new odds before lottery revealed glitch. An analysis of 55 million Tennessee lottery tickets played in the Cash 3 and Cash 4 lottery games shows that in August, more people started playing the numbers most likely to come up.
- Gang used winning Pick 4 lottery tickets to launder drug money. A Detroit gang bought more than $1 million worth of winning lottery tickets at inflated prices in an effort to launder the cash through legitimate means.
- N.C. Lottery's image takes hit. North Carolina's lottery, not even 60 days old and nowhere near selling tickets, already looks dirty in the minds of the public, Lottery Commission Chairman Charles Sanders said Wednesday.
- Oil company employees win $54 million Canada 6/49 lottery jackpot. 17 co-workers at a small oil and gas company east of Camrose are the winners of the largest lottery jackpot in Canadian history -- $54,294,712.
- Winning lottery ticket purchased with stolen credit card. A woman bought a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million with a stolen credit card and could wind up with nothing if convicted, police said.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $28 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $28 million, with a cash option of $15.5 million.
- Gas station clerk says he is being framed for lottery theft. A Milford, Massachusetts man accused of stealing $86,000 in scratch tickets from the Cochituate Road service station he worked at claimed yesterday he was being framed.
- Checkout clerk: 'You've had a big win, sir'. A young agricultural engineer saw a five-week lucky streak on the National Lottery spiral to new heights when his six numbers scooped him the £2m (US$3.65 million) jackpot.
- Missouri Lottery Unveils "Big Sleigh Giveaway". Missouria Lottery players can start celebrating the holidays early with the "Big Sleigh Giveaway" promotion, which will include prizes such as a 2004 Lincoln Aviator, cash, gift certificates, and TVs.
- Women's big Powerball win thrusts spotlight on small town. Until Monday, Holdingford, Minnesota probably was best known as a neighbor to Keillor's fictional Lake Wobegon or as the Moonshine Capital of the Nation because a golden brew named Minnesota 13 was created there. But now, it'll be known as home to the luckiest lunch ladies.
- 7-Eleven store owner sells winning lotto ticket to himself. 7-Eleven store owner Narinder Badwal sold a winning California SuperLotto Plus ticket to himself -- and won $49.5 million, representing his half of a jackpot that he shared with an aspiring actress from Southern California.
- Valley lottery winners plan to donate part of winning to charity. Narinder Badwal and his wife Lilla Singh still can't believe their luck. Standing in front of television cameras and microphones during a press conference in Milpitas today helped them realize that they will split a $99 million Superlotto jackpot.
- Lunch Ladies Share $95 Million Powerball Prize. They waited until the students got their lunch, then 15 school cooks and one janitor who each put a quarter into a lottery pool came forward Monday as the holders of a Powerball ticket worth more than $95 million.
- Lottery chief defends high salaries of executives. Tennessee Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul on Monday defended the high salaries going to lottery executives and predicted complaints, such as those voiced by a group of Republican legislators, will end when the lottery is up and running.
- 5 proposals for equipment, services submitted for games. Tennessee lottery officials received five proposals yesterday to provide equipment and services for Tennessee lottery games and began to handle them in top-secret fashion.
- Officials choose lottery logo; firms put in contract bids. Tennessee lottery officials Monday picked a new logo from 100 proposed designs and learned they will have just two bids to choose from for one major vendor contract and three for another.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$252 Million
Oct 28, 2014
- 2.€177.73 Million
Oct 30, 2010
- 3.$203 Million
Oct 29, 2011
- 4.$180 Million
Oct 29, 2016
- 5.€131 Million
Nov 3, 2006
- 6.$147 Million
Oct 28, 2005
- 7.$142 Million
Oct 29, 2014
- 8.$140 Million
Oct 30, 2019
- 8.$140 Million
Oct 29, 2010
- 10.€101 Million
Oct 30, 2012
- 11.$129 Million
Oct 30, 2015
- 12.$118 Million
Oct 30, 2020
- 13.$116 Million
Oct 28, 2020
- 14.€77 Million
Oct 30, 2009
- 15.$110 Million
Oct 31, 2012
- 15.$110 Million
Oct 28, 2015
- 17.$105 Million
Oct 29, 2019
- 18.€90 Million
Nov 2, 2018
- 19.€79 Million
Oct 30, 2018
- 20.$87 Million
Oct 30, 2010
- 21.$83 Million
Oct 28, 2006
- 22.€71 Million
Oct 29, 2019
- 23.$75 Million
Oct 29, 2013
- 24.€65.94 Million
Nov 1, 2019
- 25.€57.43 Million
Oct 29, 2020
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Oct 28, 1989
31 years old
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1987
33 years old
Thursday, Oct 28, 1982
38 years old
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Oct 28, 1976
44 years old
Sunday, Oct 28, 1973
47 years old
Thursday, Oct 28, 1971
49 years old
Tuesday, Oct 28, 1969
51 years old
Tuesday, Oct 28, 1969
51 years old
Monday, Oct 28, 1968
52 years old
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1964
56 years old
Friday, Oct 28, 1960
60 years old
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1959
61 years old
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1959
61 years old
Tuesday, Oct 28, 1958
62 years old
Friday, Oct 28, 1955
65 years old
Thursday, Oct 28, 1954
66 years old
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1953
67 years old
Tuesday, Oct 28, 1952
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A rocket carrying NASA's Cygnus CRS Orb-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station explodes seconds after taking off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia.
- Five people are killed and 38 are injured after a car crashes into barriers at the Tiananmen Square in China.
- The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
- NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its short-lived Constellation program.
- Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first directly elected female President of Argentina.
- A funeral service takes place at the Bykivnia graves for those Ukrainians who were killed by the Soviet secret police.
- I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is indicted due to his involvement in the Plame affair.
- The Baku Metro fire sees 289 people killed and 270 injured.
- Georgia holds its only free election under Soviet rule.
- The Spanish general election begins fourteen years of rule by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.
- Prospero becomes the only British satellite to be launched by a British rocket.
- Pope Paul VI promulgates Nostra aetate, by which the Church officially recognizes the legitimacy of non-Christian faiths.
- Cuban Missile Crisis: Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.
- John XXIII is elected Pope.
- Hungarian Revolution: A de facto ceasefire comes into effect between armed revolutionaries and Soviet troops, who begin to withdraw from Budapest. Communist officials and facilities come under attack by revolutionaries.
- An Air France Lockheed Constellation crashes in the Azores, killing all 48 people on board.
- Paul Hermann Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
- The Alaska Highway first connects Alaska to the North American railway network at Dawson Creek in Canada.
- World War II: Greece rejects Italy's ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania a few hours later.
- The "Indonesia Raya", now the national anthem, is first played during the Second Indonesian Youth Congress.
- Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
- The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
- World War I: A new Polish government in western Galicia is established, triggering the Polish-Ukrainian War.
- World War I: Czech politicians peacefully take over the city of Prague, thus establishing the First Czechoslovak Republic.
- Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique receives its première performance only nine days before the composer's death.
- The Mino-Owari earthquake is the largest inland earthquake in Japan's history.
- US president Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
- American Civil War: A Union attack on the Confederate capital Richmond is repulsed.
- The United Tribes of New Zealand are established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
- The Pinjarra massacre occurs in the Swan River Colony. An estimated 30 Noongar people are killed by British colonists.
- American Revolutionary War: British troops attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Continental Army.
- The novel Gulliver's Travels is published.
- The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Japan.
- The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
- The Massachusetts Bay Colony votes to establish a theological college, which would later become Harvard University.
- French Wars of Religion: The Siege of La Rochelle ends with the surrender of the Huguenots after fourteen months.
- The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino is founded in what is now the Dominican Republic.
- Abyssinian-Adal war: The Adal Sultanate seizes southern Ethiopia.
- Second Ottoman-Mamluk War: Mamluks fail to stop the Ottoman advance towards Egypt at the Battle of Yaunis Khan.
- Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba on his first voyage to the New World.
- Ladislaus the Posthumous is crowned king of Bohemia in Prague.
- Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
- Beijing is officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty when the Forbidden City is completed.
- The lower town of Smyrna is captured by Crusaders in response to Aydınid piracy.
- The Byzantine Empire recovers Antioch from Arab rule.
- Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman emperor in the West.
- Maxentius is proclaimed Roman emperor.
- AD 97
- Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
Births On This Day
- Nolan Gould, American actor
- Taylor Fritz, American tennis player
- Georgia Godwin, Australian artistic gymnast
- Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress
- Jack Eichel, American ice hockey player
- Una Raymond-Hoey, Irish cricketer
- Glen Kamara, Finnish footballer
- Maria Sergejeva, Estonian figure skater
- Lucy Bronze, English footballer
- Camille Muffat, French swimmer (d. 2015)
- Edd Gould, English cartoonist and animator (d. 2012)
- Jamie xx, English musician, DJ, record producer and remixer
- Frank Ocean, American singer-songwriter
- Anthony Griffith, English footballer
- Aki Toyosaki, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Tyrone Barnett, English footballer
- Anthony Fantano, American music critic
- Bryn Evans, New Zealand rugby player
- Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
- Finn Wittrock, American actor
- Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
- Kayo Noro, Japanese singer and actress
- Joe Thomas, English actor and screenwriter
- Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
- Enver Jääger, Estonian footballer
- Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
- Hironori Saruta, Japanese footballer
- Matt Smith, English actor and director
- Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
- Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
- Shane Gore, English footballer
- Nate McLouth, American baseball player
- Nick Montgomery, English-Scottish footballer
- Christy Hemme, American wrestler and ring announcer
- Agnes Obel, Danish singer-songwriter and pianist
- Alan Smith, English footballer and coach
- Natina Reed, American rapper and actress (d. 2012)
- Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
- Olcay Çetinkaya, Turkish footballer
- Jawed Karim, American computer scientist
- Justin Guarini, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Keiron Cunningham, British rugby league player and coach
- Martin Lepa, Estonian footballer
- Simone Loria, Italian footballer
- Braden Looper, American baseball player
- Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer and manager
- Joaquin Phoenix, American actor and producer
- Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer and coach
- Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and singer, Miss Universe 1993
- Montel Vontavious Porter, American wrestler and actor
- Aleksandar Stanojević, Serbian footballer and manager
- Terrell Davis, American football player and sportscaster
- Brad Paisley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Trista Sutter, American reality star
- Roxana Briban, Romanian soprano and actress (d. 2010)
- Caroline Dinenage, English businesswoman and politician
- Greg Eagles, American voice actor and producer
- Alan Peter Cayetano, Filipino politician and Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
- Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Puerto Rican-American screenwriter and producer
- Ben Harper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Noriyoshi Omichi, Japanese baseball player and coach
- Chris Broussard, American journalist and sportscaster
- Marc Lièvremont, French rugby player and coach
- Mayumi Ozaki, Japanese wrestler
- Kevin Macdonald, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter
- Julia Roberts, American actress and producer
- John Romero, American video game designer, co-founded Id Software
- Steve Atwater, American football player
- Matt Drudge, American blogger and activist, founded the Drudge Report
- Andy Richter, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Aris Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs
- Jami Gertz, American actress
- David Warburton, English composer, businessman, and politician
- Miyako Yoshida, Japanese ballerina
- Andrew Bridgen, English soldier and politician
- Peter Coyne, Australian rugby league player
- Lauren Holly, American actress
- Sheryl Underwood, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
- Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer and manager
- Daphne Zuniga, American actress
- Landon Curt Noll, American computer scientist and mathematician
- James Keelaghan, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
- Toshio Masuda, Japanese composer
- Randy Wittman, American basketball player and coach
- Concha García Campoy, Spanish journalist (d. 2013)
- Ashok Chavan, Indian businessman and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
- William Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Marian Bell, English economist and academic
- Stephen Morris, English drummer
- Zach Wamp, American businessman and politician
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian engineer and politician, 6th President of Iran
- Volker Zotz, Austrian philosopher, scholar, and author
- Bill Gates, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft
- Indra Nooyi, Indian-American businesswoman
- Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman
- Annie Potts, American actress
- Peter Hitchens, English journalist and author
- Joe R. Lansdale, American martial artist and author
- Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian journalist and activist
- Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
- Caitlyn Jenner, American decathlete and actress
- Telma Hopkins, American singer and actress
- John Hewson, Australian economist and politician
- Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and manager
- Sharon Thesen, Canadian poet and academic
- Sandy Berger, American lawyer and politician, 19th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2015)
- Wayne Fontana, English pop singer (d. 2020)
- Don Iverson, American golfer
- Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (d. 2014)
- Coluche, French comedian and actor (d. 1986)
- Dennis Franz, American actor
- Anton Schlecker, German businessman, founded the Schlecker Company
- Jimmy McRae, Scottish race car driver
- Karalyn Patterson, English psychologist and academic
- Terence Donovan, English-Australian actor
- Abdelkader Fréha, Algerian footballer (d. 2012)
- Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater
- Gillian Lovegrove, English computer scientist and academic
- Hank Marvin, English singer and guitarist
- Susan Harris, American screenwriter and producer
- Jane Alexander, American actress and producer
- Andy Bey, American singer and pianist
- Miroslav Cerar, Slovenian gymnast and lawyer
- Curtis Lee, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Keigo Abe, Japanese martial artist and coach
- Kenneth Best, Liberian journalist, founded The Daily Observer
- Howard Blake, English composer and conductor
- Dave Budd, American basketball player
- Gary Cowan, Canadian golfer
- David Dimbleby, English journalist
- Anne Perry, English author
- Graham Bond, English keyboard player, singer, and saxophonist (d. 1974)
- Lenny Wilkens, American basketball player and coach
- Charlie Daniels, American singer-songwriter, fiddle-player and guitarist (d. 2020)
- Ted Hawkins, American soul-blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
- Alan Clarke, English director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- Charles A. Gargano, American diplomat, businessman and government official
- Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
- Michael Noakes, English painter and illustrator (d. 2018)
- Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Cyprus (d. 2002)
- Suzy Parker, American model and actress (d. 2003)
- Harold Battiste, American saxophonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2015)
- Bernie Ecclestone, English businessman
- Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1988)
- Virginia Held, American philosopher, author, and academic
- John Hollander, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 2013)
- Joan Plowright, English actress
- Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general (d. 2021)
- William Rodgers, Baron Rodgers of Quarry Bank, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
- Cleo Laine, English singer and actress
- Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and businessman (d. 2007)
- Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bahamian-Scottish poet, sculptor, and gardener (d. 2006)
- Antonio Creus, Spanish race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1996)
- Peddibhotla Suryakantam, Telugu actress (d. 1994)
- John Connell, American actor (d. 2015)
- Gershon Kingsley, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)
- Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician, 1st Vice President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
- Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)
- Azumafuji Kin'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 40th Yokozuna (d. 1973)
- Walt Hansgen, American race car driver (d. 1966)
- Hans Klenk, German race car driver (d. 2009)
- Jack Soo, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
- Pearl Hackney, English actress (d. 2009)
- Glenn Robert Davis, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1988)
- Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)
- Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
- Richard Doll, English physiologist and epidemiologist (d. 2005)
- Francis Bacon, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1992)
- Arturo Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Argentina (d. 1995)
- John Hewitt, Irish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1987)
- Tatyana Pavlovna Ehrenfest, Dutch mathematician (d. 1984)
- George Dangerfield, English-American historian, journalist, and author (d. 1986)
- John Chamberlain, American historian, journalist, and critic (d. 1995)
- Evelyn Waugh, English journalist, author, and critic (d. 1966)
- Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress and singer (d. 1986)
- Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (d. 1979)
- Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)
- Hans Speidel, German general (d. 1984)
- Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1981)
- Christopher Kelk Ingold, British chemist (d. 1970)
- Dink Johnson, American pianist, drummer, and clarinet player (d. 1954)
- Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress and singer (d. 1975)
- Christopher Vane, 10th Baron Barnard, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (d. 1964)
- Noel Macklin, English soldier and engineer (d. 1946)
- Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
- William Douglas Cook, New Zealand horticulturalist, founded Eastwoodhill Arboretum (d. 1967)
- Vin Coutie, Australian footballer (d. 1951)
- Wilhelm Anderson, Belarusian-Estonian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1940)
- Billy Wedlock, English footballer (d. 1965)
- Channing H. Cox, American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
- Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (d. 1952)
- Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, Turkish-Canadian journalist (d. 1966)
- Sister Nivedita, Irish-Indian nurse, author, and educator (d. 1911)
- Adolfo Camarillo, Mexican-American rancher and philanthropist (d. 1958)
- Kanō Jigorō, Japanese martial artist (d. 1938)
- Jean-Marie Guyau, French philosopher and poet (d. 1888)
- Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (d. 1935)
- Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist (d. 1888)
- Edward P. Allen, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1909)
- Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1913)
- Malwida von Meysenbug, German writer (d. 1903)
- Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak philologist and politician (d. 1856)
- Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician and theorist (d. 1849)
- Robert Liston, Scottish surgeon (d. 1847)
- Eliphalet Remington, American businessman, founded Remington Arms (d. 1861)
- Marie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1852)
- John Laurens, American soldier (d. 1782)
- Franz Ignaz von Beecke, German composer (d. 1803)
- Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian priest, mathematician, astronomer, and explorer (d. 1793)
- Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1768)
- Maurice de Saxe, French general (d. 1750)
- Šimon Brixi, Czech composer (d. 1735)
- Peter Tordenskjold, Norwegian admiral (d. 1720)
- Maria Anna of Neuburg, Queen consort of Spain
- Jacob Kettler, German noble (d. 1682)
- Marie of the Incarnation, foundress of the Ursuline Monastery in Quebec (d. 1672)
- Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop and theologian (d. 1638)
- Stanislaus Kostka, Polish saint (d. 1568)
- Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Spanish priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1572)
- John Gage, English courtier (d. 1556)
- Erasmus, Dutch philosopher (d. 1536)
- Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056)
Deaths On This Day
- Colin Sylvia, Australian rules footballer (b. 1985)
- Galway Kinnell, American poet and academic (b. 1927)
- Michael Sata, Zambian police officer and politician, 5th President of Zambia (b. 1937)
- Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
- Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1927)
- Aleksandar Tijanić, Serbian journalist (b. 1949)
- Rajendra Yadav, Indian author (b. 1929)
- Gordon Bilney, Australian dentist and politician (b. 1939)
- John Cheffers, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1936)
- Jack Dellal, English businessman (b. 1923)
- Tom Addington, English soldier (b. 1919)
- Liang Congjie, Chinese historian and activist, founded Friends of Nature (b. 1932)
- James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)
- Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlandic politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (b. 1938)
- Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist, architect, and educator (b. 1934)
- Taylor Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1990)
- Takao Fujinami, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
- Porter Wagoner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)
- Red Auerbach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1917)
- Trevor Berbick, Jamaican-Canadian boxer (b. 1954)
- Marijohn Wilkin, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)
- Bob Broeg, American soldier and journalist (b. 1918)
- Raymond Hains, French photographer (b. 1926)
- Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
- Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean-Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
- Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
- Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Eugene K. Bird, American colonel and author, US Commandant of Spandau Prison (b. 1926)
- Sally Baldwin, Scottish social sciences professor (b. 1940)
- Margaret Booth, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1898)
- Erling Persson, Swedish businessman, founded H&M (b. 1917)
- Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1910)
- Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball player (b. 1969)
- Antonios Katinaris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
- Ted Hughes, English poet and playwright (b. 1930)
- Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1915)
- Yuri Lotman, Russian-Estonian historian and scholar (b. 1922)
- Henry Hall, English bandleader, composer, and actor (b. 1898)
- André Masson, French soldier and painter (b. 1896)
- John Braine, English author (b. 1922)
- Otto Messmer, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1892)
- Rukmani Devi, Sri Lankan singer and actress (b. 1923)
- Georges Carpentier, French boxer and actor (b. 1894)
- Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (b. 1932)
- Taha Hussein, Egyptian historian, author, and academic (b. 1889)
- Sergio Tofano, Italian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1883)
- Baby Huey, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
- Constance Dowling, American model and actress (b. 1920)
- Thomas Graham Brown, Scottish mountaineer and physiologist (b. 1882)
- Mart Saar, Estonian organist and composer (b. 1882)
- Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban soldier (b. 1932)
- Ernst Gräfenberg, German-American physician and gynecologist (b. 1881)
- Billy Hughes, English-Australian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
- Kesago Nakajima, Japanese general (b. 1881)
- Filipp Goloshchyokin, Soviet politician (b. 1876)
- Alice Brady, American actress (b. 1892)
- Newton Moore, Australian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1870)
- Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
- Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (b. 1845)
- Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (b. 1831)
- Dimitrios Votsis, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1841)
- Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (b. 1838)
- Oswald Boelcke, German WWI flying ace (b. 1891)
- Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (b. 1850)
- Max Müller, German philologist and orientalist (b. 1823)
- Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American engineer, invented the Linotype machine (b. 1854)
- Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French economist and politician (b. 1799)
- Robert Swinhoe, English ornithologist and entomologist (b. 1835)
- Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, French general and politician, 26th Prime Minister of France (b. 1802)
- Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1792)
- Abigail Adams, American writer and second First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
- Charlotte Turner Smith, English poet and author (b. 1749)
- Artemas Ward, American general and politician (b. 1727)
- Paul Möhring, German physician, botanist, and zoologist (b. 1710)
- John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (b. 1724)
- Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (b. 1735)
- Michel Blavet, French flute player and composer (b. 1700)
- Heinrich von Brühl, German general and politician (b. 1700)
- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (b. 1689)
- Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
- Anna of Russia (b. 1693)
- Stephen Fox, English politician (b. 1627)
- Prince George of Denmark (b. 1653)
- John Locke, English physician and philosopher (b. 1632)
- John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (b. 1616)
- Jean Desmarets, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1595)
- Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish priest and playwright (b. 1618)
- William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
- Stefano Landi, Italian composer and educator (b. 1587)
- Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (b. 1569)
- Ōkubo Tadayo, Japanese general (b. 1532)
- Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Flemish diplomat
- Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shōgun (b. 1539)
- Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (b. 1425)
- Margaret I of Denmark (b. 1353)
- Elizabeth of Carinthia, Queen of Germany (b. 1262)
- Ecumenical Patriarch Athanasius I of Constantinople (b. 1230)
- Saint Arsenije I Sremac
- Jien, Japanese monk, historian, and poet (b. 1155)
- King Bolesław III Wrymouth of Poland
- Remigius of Lyon, Frankish archbishop
- Beggo, count of Toulouse and Paris
- Ibas of Edessa, Syrian bishop
- Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. 278)