On This Day in History: October 30
October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 62 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Customer tips bartender with Powerball lottery ticket — and it wins $50,000. A bartender in Missouri received the tip of a lifetime — when a customer gave her a Powerball ticket that ended up winning $50,000.
- Bill would let Wisconsin Lottery retailers accept debit payment in addition to cash. In an age when more people are making purchases with plastic cards and digital devices, some Wisconsin lawmakers say it's time for lottery players to be able buy tickets via debit payment instead of strictly with cash.
- NJ man's broken hip turns into lottery riches. A New Jersey man literally got a lucky break when he joined a $1 million-winning lottery pool at a local hospital after breaking his hip while walking to buy a ticket.
- Why the world's biggest lottery jackpot wasn't. The Mega Millions jackpot that had been announced as the biggest ever at $1.6 billion ended up being the second-biggest at $1.537 billion, raising questions about how lottery officials make estimates and whether they were influenced by a desire to claim the jackpot amount surpassed all others.
- Pennsylvania expands gambling to pay for budget. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday affixed what he hopes will be a final patch on a $2.3 billion budget deficit by signing into law sweeping new gambling provisions.
- Investigators claim Calif. Lottery paying out jackpots it shouldn't to avoid bad press. Two California Lottery insiders claim the lottery sometimes chooses image over integrity.
- Tennessee Lottery joins multi-state Cash4Life game Sunday. Starting Sunday, Nov. 1, lottery players in Tennessee can participate in a growing multi-state game offering a top prize of $1000 per day for the rest of your life.
- Mistake lottery ticket wins California man $380K. A regular customer of a Burbank, California, convenience store won a big lottery prize on a lottery ticket the clerk accidentally printed for the wrong game.
- Georgia man wins $1M on forgotten lottery ticket. A Savannah, Georgia, resident realized this week that it was no trick when he found a forgotten lottery ticket that led to a major treat: a $1 million prize.
- Minn. Lottery's e-tickets unnerve some lawmakers. State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday with the Minnesota Lottery's gradual push into Internet and other electronic ticket sales, saying they were worried about how far the virtual gambling could go.
- Pa. Gov. extends lottery privatization contract. Gov. Tom Corbett's administration will continue its examination into the privatization of the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery for two more months.
- Va. woman claims lottery prize 4 hours before ticket due to expire. Four hours before her winning $100,000 lottery ticket was to expire, Karen Gentry of Alexandria showed up at a Virginia lottery center on Tuesday to claim her prize.
- $245 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $245 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Lover found lottery winner's body. A lottery winner who hanged himself in his Leicestershire home in central England was found by a live-in lover his family had no idea existed, an inquest has heard.
- Arizona Lottery announces raffle with 'Early Bird' drawing. The Arizona Lottery announced their "Holiday Edition" of the Millionaire Raffle game that will award more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize and a special Early Bird drawing on Nov. 19 worth $100,000.
- Texas Lottery to add 'Sum It Up' feature to Pick 3 game. Starting November 11, the Texas Lottery will allow lottery players to place wagers on the sum of the Pick 3 digits drawn, in addition to the current method of play that involves matching the digits drawn.
- Ford Worker Loses Job, Wins Lottery. Retirement day will be an especially memorable one for Ford assembly plant worker Jerome McInnis, who won a $225,000 top prize in a new scratch game.
- Defrauded lottery winner finally gets apology -- and money. More than five years after Bob Edmonds called the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to complain that he may have been defrauded out of a winning Super 7 ticket, he has an apology and the right to speak freely.
- Another Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Indiana. For the second time in four days Powerball paid off big for a player in Indiana.
- Sydney man arrested over Nigerian scam. Police in Sydney said Thursday they arrested an Australian man suspected of being part of a global, multimillion-dollar scam that dupes victims into believing they can claim some of the foreign assets of the Nigerian president.
- Lottery sales net Wisconsin $37 million in property tax relief. The sale of Wisconsin Lottery tickets grew 25 percent from July 1 through Sept. 30 - the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the Wisconsin Lottery's acting director said this week.
- Penn. Super 6 Lotto winner presented with $36 million check. An Annville, Pennsylvania woman was presented with a check for more than $36 million for matching all six numbers in the Super 6 lottery drawing earlier this month.
- Lost and found? $1.4M lottery ticket winds up in court. On Sept. 16, 2002, a New Jersey Pick 6 lottery ticket was sold from the Sunshine Grocery store in Hoboken. The numbers, randomly generated as a "quick pick," proved to be the very lucky indeed. But a court will have to decide for whom.
- Ind. Single Mother Claims $95M Powerball. A 29-year-old single mother came forward Wednesday as the holder of a Powerball ticket worth more than $95 million.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$284 Million
Oct 31, 2014
- 2.$254.2 Million
Nov 2, 2011
- 3.€177.73 Million
Oct 30, 2010
- 4.$198 Million
Nov 2, 2016
- 5.€131 Million
Nov 3, 2006
- 6.$165 Million
Nov 1, 2005
- 7.$159 Million
Nov 1, 2014
- 8.$140 Million
Oct 30, 2019
- 9.€101 Million
Oct 30, 2012
- 10.$129 Million
Oct 30, 2015
- 11.$127 Million
Oct 31, 2015
- 11.$127 Million
Oct 31, 2020
- 13.$118 Million
Nov 1, 2019
- 13.$118 Million
Oct 30, 2020
- 15.€77 Million
Oct 30, 2009
- 16.$110 Million
Oct 31, 2012
- 17.€90 Million
Nov 2, 2018
- 18.$93 Million
Nov 1, 2006
- 19.€79 Million
Oct 30, 2018
- 20.€80 Million
Nov 1, 2019
- 21.$87 Million
Oct 30, 2010
- 21.$87 Million
Nov 1, 2013
- 23.$78 Million
Nov 1, 2011
- 24.€65.94 Million
Nov 1, 2019
- 25.$69 Million
Nov 1, 2002
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Oct 30, 1994
26 years old
Saturday, Oct 30, 1982
38 years old
Saturday, Oct 30, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Oct 30, 1957
63 years old
Wednesday, Oct 30, 1957
63 years old
Tuesday, Oct 30, 1945
75 years old
Saturday, Oct 30, 1943
77 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Sixty-four people are killed and more than 147 injuries after a fire in a nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest.
- Sweden is the first European Union member state to officially recognize the State of Palestine.
- The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
- Quebec citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) in favour of remaining a province of Canada in their second referendum on national sovereignty.
- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Madrid Conference commences in an effort to revive peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
- Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
- The first democratic elections in Argentina, after seven years of military rule, are held.
- El Salvador and Honduras agree to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
- Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain becomes acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
- The Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time.
- The Soviet Union detonates the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful explosive device ever detonated.
- Due to "violations of Vladimir Lenin's precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin's body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin's tomb and buried near the Kremlin Wall with a plain granite marker.
- Piedmont Airlines Flight 349 crashes on approach to Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport in Albemarle County, Virginia, killing 26 of the 27 on board.
- Hungarian Revolution: The government recognizes the new workers' councils. Army officer Béla Király leads an attack on the Communist Party headquarters.
- President Eisenhower approves the top-secret document NSC 162/2 concerning the maintenance of a strong nuclear deterrent force against the Soviet Union.
- A luzzu fishing boat overloaded with passengers capsizes and sinks in the Gozo Channel off Qala, Gozo, Malta, killing 23 of the 27 people on board.
- The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is founded.
- Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color line.
- Holocaust: Anne and Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they die from disease the following year, shortly before the end of WWII.
- World War II: Lt. Tony Fasson and Able Seaman Colin Grazier drown while taking code books from the sinking German submarine U-559.
- President Roosevelt approves $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.
- Holocaust: Fifteen hundred Jews from Pidhaytsi are sent by Nazis to Bełżec extermination camp.
- Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
- The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
- World War I: The Ottoman Empire signs the Armistice of Mudros with the Allies.
- World War I: Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen, a state union of Kingdom of Hungary and Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia is abolished with decisions of Croatian and Hungarian parliaments
- Czar Nicholas II issues the October Manifesto, granting the Russian peoples basic civil liberties and the right to form a duma. (October 17 in the Julian calendar)
- The Rudd Concession is granted by Matabeleland to agents of Cecil Rhodes.
- The Treaty of Vienna is signed, by which Denmark relinquishes one province each to Prussia and Austria.
- Danish Prince Vilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
- Nat Turner is arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.
- Simón Bolívar becomes President of the Third Republic of Venezuela.
- War of the Fourth Coalition: Convinced that he is facing a much larger force, Prussian General von Romberg, commanding 5,300 men, surrenders the city of Stettin to 800 French soldiers.
- Anglo-Spanish War: Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Ocho Rios.
- Reconquista: Portuguese and Castilian forces halt a Muslim invasion at the Battle of Río Salado.
- The Eighth Crusade ends by an agreement between Charles I of Anjou (replacing his deceased brother King Louis IX of France) and the Hafsid dynasty of Tunis, Tunisia.
- Ranulf of Apulia defeats Roger II of Sicily at the Battle of Rignano, securing his position as duke until his death two years later.
- Guangzhou is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates.
- Arab-Byzantine wars: Antioch surrenders to the Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of the Iron Bridge.
Births On This Day
- Devin Booker, American basketball player
- Mia Eklund, Finnish tennis player
- Marcus Mariota, American football player
- Matt Parcell, Australian rugby league player
- Camila Silva, Chilean tennis player
- Suwaibou Sanneh, Gambian sprinter
- Ashley Barnes, Austrian-English footballer
- Nastia Liukin, Russian-American gymnast and actress
- Janel Parrish, American actress and singer
- Ali Riley, New Zealand footballer
- Danielle Fong, Canadian entrepreneur, co-founder and Chief Scientist of LightSail Energy
- Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper
- Keisuke Sohma, Japanese actor
- Ragnar Klavan, Estonian footballer
- Eva Marcille, American model and actress
- Gedo, Egyptian footballer
- David Mooney, Irish footballer
- Isaac Ross, New Zealand rugby player
- Tyson Strachan, Canadian ice hockey player
- Trent Edwards, American football player
- Iain Hume, Scottish-Canadian footballer
- Maor Melikson, Israeli footballer
- Stalley, American rapper
- Andy Greene, American ice hockey player
- Manny Parra, American baseball player
- Joshua Jay, American magician and author
- Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean model and actress
- Ayaka Kimura, Japanese singer and actress
- Ian Snell, American baseball player
- Ivanka Trump, American model and businesswoman
- Choi Hong-man, South Korean wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Kareem Rush, American basketball player
- Rich Alvarez, Filipino-Japanese basketball player
- Jason Bartlett, American baseball player
- Martin Dossett, American football player
- Stephanie Izard, American chef
- Matthew Morrison, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Dan Poulter, English physician and politician
- Derren Witcombe, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer
- Stern John, Trinidadian footballer
- Ümit Özat, Turkish footballer and manager
- Maurice Taylor, American basketball player
- Ian D'Sa, English-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Marco Scutaro, Venezuelan baseball player
- Michael Buettner, Australian rugby league player and official
- Silvia Corzo, Colombian lawyer and journalist
- Edge, Canadian wrestler and actor
- Michael Oakes, English footballer and manager
- Raci Şaşmaz, Turkish actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Jessica Hynes, English actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Fredi Bobic, Slovenian-German footballer and manager
- Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Greek basketball player
- Peter New, Canadian actor, voice actor and screenwriters
- Suzan van der Wielen, Dutch field hockey player
- Ben Bailey, American comedian and game show host
- Tory Belleci, American visual effects designer and television presenter
- Christine Bersola-Babao, Filipino journalist and actress
- Nia Long, American actress
- Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower
- Stanislav Gross, Czech lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (d. 2015)
- Snow, Canadian rapper and reggae singer-songwriter
- Vangelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player
- Emmanuelle Claret, French biathlete (d. 2013)
- Jack Plotnick, American actor, director, and producer
- Ken Stringfellow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Brad Aitken, Canadian ice hockey player
- Leonidas Kavakos, Greek violinist and conductor
- Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Adnan Al Talyani, Emirati footballer
- Humayun Kabir Dhali, Bangladeshi journalist and author
- Howard Lederer, American poker player
- Michael Beach, American actor and producer
- Rebecca Heineman, American video game designer and programmer
- Andrew Solomon, American-English journalist and author
- Mike Veletta, Australian cricketer and coach
- Kristina Wagner, American actress
- Stefan Kuntz, German footballer and manager
- Danny Tartabull, Puerto Rican baseball player
- Courtney Walsh, Jamaican cricketer
- Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
- Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of Finance
- Larry Wilmore, American comedian and television host
- Charnele Brown, American actress and singer
- Grayson Hugh, American singer-songwriter
- Diego Maradona, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2020)
- Vincent Lagaf', French actor, singer, and game show host
- Olav Dale, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (d. 2014)
- Joe Delaney, American football player (d. 1983)
- Stefan Dennis, Australian actor and singer
- Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist and photographer
- Shlomo Mintz, Israeli violinist and conductor
- Kevin Pollak, American actor, game show host, and producer
- Juliet Stevenson, English actress
- Heidi Heitkamp, American lawyer and politician, 28th Attorney General of North Dakota
- Mahmoud El Khatib, Egyptian footballer
- T. Graham Brown, American country singer-songwriter
- Jeannie Kendall, American country singer-songwriter
- Mario Testino, Peruvian-English photographer
- Pete Hoekstra, Dutch-American lawyer and politician
- Charles Martin Smith, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Tony Bettenhausen, Jr., American race car driver and businessman (d. 2000)
- Trilok Gurtu, Indian drummer and songwriter
- Harry Hamlin, American actor
- Poncho Sanchez, American singer and conga player
- Tim Sheens, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Larry Gene Bell, American murderer (d. 1996)
- Richard Alston, English dancer and choreographer
- Garry McDonald, Australian actor and screenwriter
- Glenn Andreotta, American soldier (d. 1968)
- Timothy B. Schmit, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Herschel Weingrod, American screenwriter and producer
- Robert L. Gibson, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
- Andrea Mitchell, American journalist
- Anthony Shorrocks, English economist, author, and academic
- Chris Slade, Welsh drummer
- Henry Winkler, American actor, comedian, director, and producer
- Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi businessman and politician (d. 2015)
- Paul Claes, Belgian poet and translator
- Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress
- David Triesman, Baron Triesman, English union leader and politician
- Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer and historian
- Marcel Berlins, French-English lawyer, journalist, and academic (d. 2019)
- Aleksandr Dulichenko, Russian-Estonian linguist and academic
- Theodor W. Hänsch, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Otis Williams, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Bob Wilson, English footballer and sportscaster
- Harvey Goldstein, English statistician and academic (d. 2020)
- Leland H. Hartwell, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Eddie Holland, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Grace Slick, American singer-songwriter and model
- Morris Lurie, Australian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 2014)
- Claude Lelouch, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Brian Price, Welsh rugby player
- Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast and trainer (d. 2005)
- Dick Vermeil, American football player and coach
- Robert Caro, American journalist and author
- Agota Kristof, Hungarian-Swiss author (d. 2011)
- Jim Perry, American baseball player
- Michael Winner, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Keith Barnes, Welsh-Australian rugby player and coach
- Frans Brüggen, Dutch flute player and conductor (d. 2014)
- Col Campbell, New Zealand gardener and television host (d. 2012)
- Barun De, Indian historian and author (d. 2013)
- Louis Malle, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Vince Callahan, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)
- David M. Wilson, Manx archaeologist, historian, and curator
- Néstor Almendros, Spanish-American director and cinematographer (d. 1992)
- Christopher Foster, English economist and academic
- Clifford Brown, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1956)
- Don Meineke, American basketball player (d. 2013)
- Olga Zubarry, Argentinian actress (d. 2012)
- Jean Chapman, English author
- Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
- Joe Adcock, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)
- Jacques Swaters, Belgian race car driver and manager (d. 2010)
- Tommy Ridgley, American singer and bandleader (d. 1999)
- John P. Craven, American soldier and engineer (d. 2015)
- Gloria Oden, American poet and academic (d. 2011)
- Jane White, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
- Iancu Țucărman, Romanian Holocaust survivor (d. 2021)
- Valli Lember-Bogatkina (d. 2016)
- Christy Ring, Irish sportsman (d. 1979)
- Bobby Bragan, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2010)
- Minni Nurme, Estonian writer and poet (d. 1994)
- Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian field marshal (d. 1994)
- Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (d. 2005)
- Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)
- Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and producer (d. 1998)
- Jane Randolph, American-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2009)
- Richard E. Holz, American minister and composer (d. 1986)
- Leabua Jonathan, Basotho lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (d. 1987)
- Anna Wing, English actress (d. 2013)
- Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)
- Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian-Monegasque organist and composer (d. 1994)
- Homi J. Bhabha, Indian-French physicist and academic (d. 1966)
- Patsy Montana, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)
- U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian politician (d. 1963)
- Peter Smith, English cricketer (d. 1967)
- Dmitry Ustinov, Marshal of the Soviet Union (d. 1984)
- Sol Tax, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
- Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver (d. 1966)
- Hermann Fegelein, German general (d. 1945)
- Alexander Gode, German-American linguist and translator (d. 1970)
- Johnny Miles, English-Canadian runner (d. 2003)
- Ragnar Granit, Finnish-Swedish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
- Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
- Agustín Lara, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1970)
- Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)
- Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)
- Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet and educator (d. 1928)
- Harry Randall Truman, American soldier (d. 1980)
- Antonino Votto, Italian conductor (d. 1985)
- Gerhard Domagk, German pathologist and bacteriologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
- Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
- Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher (d. 1977)
- Peter Warlock, English composer and critic (d. 1930)
- Charles Atlas, Italian-American bodybuilder (d. 1972)
- Roland Freisler, German soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1945)
- Louis Menges, American soccer player, soldier, and politician (d. 1969)
- Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek footballer and high jumper (d. 1913)
- Sukumar Ray, Indian-Bangladeshi author, poet, and playwright (d. 1923)
- Zoë Akins, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1958)
- Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (d. 1972)
- Oldřich Duras, Czech chess player and composer (d. 1957)
- William Halsey, Jr., American admiral (d. 1959)
- Günther von Kluge, Polish-German field marshal (d. 1944)
- Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)
- Arthur Scherbius, German electrical engineer, invented the Enigma machine (d. 1929)
- Hugo Celmiņš, Latvian politician, Prime Minister of Latvia (d. 1941)
- Francisco I. Madero, Mexican businessman and politician, 33rd President of Mexico (d. 1913)
- Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)
- Paul Valéry, French poet and philosopher (d. 1945)
- António Cabreira, Portuguese polygraph (d. 1953)
- Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor and painter (d. 1929)
- Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French-Swiss physician and neurologist (d. 1904)
- Alfred Sisley, French-English painter (d. 1899)
- Ignace Bourget, Canadian bishop (d. 1885)
- Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, Canadian captain and author (d. 1871)
- André Chénier, Turkish-French poet and playwright (d. 1794)
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish-English poet, playwright, and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1816)
- Angelica Kauffman, painter (d. 1807)
- John Adams, American lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the United States (d. 1826)
- Mary Hayley, English businesswoman (d. 1808)
- Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius de Soldanis, Maltese linguist, historian and cleric (d. 1770)
- Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (d. 1705)
- Ernest August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (d. 1731)
- Christopher Wren, English physicist, mathematician, and architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (d. 1723)
- Paul Pellisson, French historian and author (d. 1693)
- Jacques-Nompar de Caumont, duc de La Force, Marshal of France (d. 1652)
- Jacques Amyot, French bishop and translator (d. 1593)
- Anne d'Alençon, French noblewoman (d. 1562)
- Lucas Watzenrode, Prince-Bishop of Warmia (d. 1512)
- Andrew, Duke of Calabria (d. 1345)
- Emperor Chūkyō of Japan (d. 1234)
- 39 BC
- Julia the Elder, Roman daughter of Augustus (d. 14)
Deaths On This Day
- Kim Joo-hyuk, South Korean actor (b. 1972)
- Mel Daniels, American basketball player and coach (b. 1944)
- Al Molinaro, American actor (b. 1919)
- Sinan Şamil Sam, Turkish boxer (b. 1974)
- Norm Siebern, American baseball player and scout (b. 1933)
- Elijah Malok Aleng, Sudanese general and politician (b. 1937)
- Renée Asherson, English actress (b. 1915)
- Juan Flavier, Filipino physician and politician (b. 1935)
- Ida Elizabeth Osbourne, Australian actress and radio host (b. 1916)
- Bob Geigel, American wrestler and promoter (b. 1924)
- Thomas Menino, American businessman and politician, 53rd Mayor of Boston (b. 1942)
- Bill Currie, American baseball player (b. 1928)
- Pete Haycock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
- Michael Palmer, American physician and author (b. 1942)
- Frank Wess, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1922)
- Franck Biancheri, French politician (b. 1961)
- Samina Raja, Pakistani poet and educator (b. 1961)
- Dan Tieman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)
- Harry Mulisch, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1927)
- Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b. 1908)
- Pedro Pompilio, Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)
- Washoe, American chimpanzee (b. 1965)
- Robert Goulet, American actor and singer (b. 1933)
- Linda S. Stein, American businesswoman and manager (b. 1945)
- John Woodruff, American runner and colonel (b. 1915)
- Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist and author (b. 1926)
- Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright and scholar (b. 1914)
- Al López, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
- Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian politician (b. 1942)
- Phyllis Frost, Australian philanthropist, founded Keep Australia Beautiful (b. 1917)
- Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (b. 1924)
- Steve O'Rourke, English race car driver and manager (b. 1940)
- Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Jam Master Jay, American rapper and producer (b. 1965)
- Steve Allen, American actor, television personality, game show panelist, and talk show host (b. 1921)
- Maigonis Valdmanis, Latvian basketball player (b. 1933)
- Florence Nagle, English trainer and breeder of racehorses (b. 1894)
- Samuel Fuller, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
- John Young, Scottish actor (b. 1916)
- Paul Grégoire, Canadian cardinal (b. 1911)
- Joan Mitchell, American painter (b. 1925)
- V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1901)
- T. Hee, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1911)
- Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, scholar, and author (b. 1904)
- Iryna Vilde, Ukrainian author and educator (b. 1907)
- Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, inventor of the "bouncing bomb" (b. 1887)
- Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
- Ants Lauter, Estonian actor and director (b. 1894)
- Ramon Novarro, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (b. 1899)
- Conrad Richter, American journalist and novelist (b. 1890)
- Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (b. 1886)
- Yiorgos Theotokas, Greek author and playwright (b. 1906)
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., American historian and author (b. 1888)
- U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1908)
- Luigi Einaudi, Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (b. 1874)
- Fred Beebe, American baseball player and coach (b. 1880)
- Max Reinhardt, Austrian-born American actor and director (b. 1873)
- Walter Buckmaster, English polo player and stockbroker, co-founder of Buckmaster & Moore (b. 1872)
- Svend Kornbeck, Danish actor (b. 1869)
- Bonar Law, Canadian-English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1858)
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (b. 1850)
- Talbot Mercer Papineau, Canadian lawyer and soldier (b. 1883)
- Charles Tupper, Canadian physician, lawyer, and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
- Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean colonel (b. 1840)
- James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)
- Henry Dunant, Swiss activist, founded the Red Cross, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1828)
- Boyd Dunlop Morehead, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Queensland (b. 1843)
- William H. Webb, American shipbuilder and philanthropist (b. 1816)
- Carol Benesch, Czech architect, designed Peleș Castle (b. 1822)
- James Patterson, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of Victoria (b. 1833)
- Honoré Mercier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
- John Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
- Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1824)
- Robert Volkmann, German pianist and composer (b. 1815)
- William Forster, Indian-Australian politician, 4th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1818)
- Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (b. 1786)
- Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (b. 1784)
- Frederick I of Württemberg (b. 1754)
- William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)
- Osman III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1699)
- Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (b. 1684)
- Nedîm, Turkish poet (b. 1681)
- Hieronymus van Beverningh, Dutch diplomat and politician (b. 1614)
- Michel Le Tellier, French lawyer and politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1603)
- Antoinette Bourignon, French-Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
- Emperor Go-Kōmyō of Japan (b. 1633)
- Henri II de Montmorency, French admiral and politician (b. 1595)
- Willebrord Snell, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1580)
- Charles IX of Sweden (b. 1550)
- Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet and illustrator (b. 1528)
- Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German politician (b. 1489)
- Jean Mouton, French composer and educator (b. 1459)
- Johann Fust, German printer (b. c. 1400)
- Poggio Bracciolini, Italian scholar and translator (b. 1380)
- Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Mortimer
- Ibn Khallikan, Iraqi scholar and judge (b. 1211)
- Sergius VII, Duke of Naples
- Paul of Edessa, Syriac Orthodox bishop of Edessa