On This Day in History: October 4
October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 88 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Third $1 million lottery prize goes unclaimed in Michigan this year. Michigan residents apparently aren't checking their lottery tickets, as a $1 million prize went unclaimed on Thursday — for the third time this year, the state lottery said.
- Marine veteran scratches $10M lottery prize while watching football. A North Carolina Marine Corps veteran and his wife won a $10 million lottery prize while watching a football game.
- Details of new Illinois Lottery manager deal kept secret. As the Illinois Lottery edges closer to finalizing a massive deal with a new private manager, the state and the firm have chosen to keep many of the details secret despite past pledges of transparency.
- 'Lucky 7' canceled: ABC series pulled after two episodes. ABC has axed the new Lucky 7 drama based on a group of lottery winners after just two episodes, making it the first cancellation of the 2013-14 season.
- Home returned to estate of slain Florida Lotto winner. The million-dollar Polk County home of a slain lottery winner has been stripped from his convicted killer and returned to his estate.
- Iowa couple claims $202.1M Powerball jackpot. A Bondurant, Iowa, couple claimed a $202.1 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, becoming the second-biggest lottery winners in Iowa history.
- New Tennessee lottery game debuts tonight. The latest game from the Tennessee Lottery begins tonight, with the first drawing of Tennessee Cash.
- Tennessee Lottery: confusion not being cleared up. The Tennessee Lottery is investigating a handful of glitches since changing the system for pulling winning numbers to a computer, but then again, are they really?
- W. Va. video lottery parlors warned to limit ads. West Virginia video lottery parlors could lose all but one of their machines if they exploit last week's federal ruling that removes limits on the words they can use in advertising, a group representing machine leasing businesses warns.
- 2 Oklahoma lottery pools win big. Two winning lottery tickets were redeemed Wednesday with the winnings going to employees at two Tulsa-area businesses, according to the Oklahoma Lottery.
- New $20 Mass. Lottery scratch game off to a record start. The Massachusetts State Lottery rolled the dice when it launched its first ever $20 instant ticket, the most expensive new product in its history, but a week after its big rollout the gamble appears to be paying off.
- Oregon Lottery signs 7-year contract with GTECH. An Rhode Island lottery technology firm has inked a seven-year extension with the state of Oregon, which will include upgraded systems and ongoing services.
- New N.C. lottery games debut this month. Two new North Carolina lottery games make their debut this month. The game Carolina Pick 3 launches Friday and lets you win as much as $500 by picking three numbers in a daily drawing.
- Oklahoma Lottery unveils scratch ticket designs. Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry and state lottery officials unveiled the designs for the first four types of scratch-off lottery tickets that will go on sale in on October 12.
- Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $177 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $177 million, with a cash option of $96.8 million.
- Texas store sells first winning Mega Millions ticket. Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lotto ticket at a North Texas store is $101 million richer as the state claimed its first jackpot winner in the multistate game.
- U.S. teens hit by poker craze epidemic. More teenagers have started staying home and working on math skills: calculating percentages, identifying patterns, adding and subtracting. They're playing poker - Texas Hold 'em.
- Iowa Lottery unveils first electronic scratch game. Lottery players in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Waterloo and Cedar Falls have the first chance at playing the first electronic scratch game beginning today.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$420 Million
Oct 5, 2018
- 2.$253 Million
Oct 6, 2018
- 3.€190 Million
Oct 6, 2017
- 4.€190 Million
Oct 4, 2019
- 5.$180 Million
Oct 5, 2005
- 6.€129 Million
Oct 8, 2010
- 7.$177 Million
Oct 6, 2004
- 8.€150.7 Million
Oct 4, 2016
- 9.€141 Million
Oct 4, 2016
- 10.€111 Million
Oct 7, 2014
- 11.$136 Million
Oct 7, 2014
- 12.€100 Million
Oct 4, 2011
- 13.$122 Million
Oct 6, 2009
- 14.€90 Million
Oct 7, 2016
- 15.$94 Million
Oct 4, 2017
- 16.€68 Million
Oct 6, 2006
- 17.$86 Million
Oct 5, 2013
- 18.$80 Million
Oct 5, 2016
- 19.$79 Million
Oct 4, 2003
- 20.$70 Million
Oct 5, 2019
- 21.$69 Million
Oct 5, 2002
- 22.$64 Million
Oct 7, 2009
- 23.$60 Million
Oct 6, 2010
- 23.$60 Million
Oct 4, 2014
- 25.$58 Million
Oct 5, 2011
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Oct 4, 1989
30 years old
Saturday, Oct 4, 1980
39 years old
Thursday, Oct 4, 1979
40 years old
Monday, Oct 4, 1976
43 years old
Monday, Oct 4, 1971
48 years old
Wednesday, Oct 4, 1967
52 years old
Monday, Oct 4, 1965
54 years old
Monday, Oct 4, 1965
54 years old
Tuesday, Oct 4, 1960
59 years old
Sunday, Oct 4, 1953
66 years old
Saturday, Oct 4, 1941
78 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Nigerien and US Special Forces ambushed by Islamic State militants outside the village of Tongo Tongo.
- The Ajka plant accident Hungary releases a million cubic metres of liquid alumina sludge, killing nine, injuring 122, and severely contaminating two major rivers.
- WikiLeaks is launched.
- SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
- The Maxim restaurant suicide bombing Israel kills twenty-one Israelis, both Jews and Arabs.
- Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 crashes after being struck by an errant Ukrainian missile. Seventy-eight people are killed.
- The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs in North Carolina
- Battle of Mogadishu occurs killing 18 US Special Forces, two UN Peackeepers and at least 600 Somalian militia men and civilians.
- Tanks bombard the Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President Yeltsin rally outside.
- The Rome General Peace Accords end a 16-year civil war in Mozambique.
- El Al Flight 1862 crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
- The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
- The Free Software Foundation is founded.
- Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour (1,019.468 km/h) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
- Omar Ali Saifuddien III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son.
- Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
- Pope Paul VI begins the first papal visit to the Americas.
- Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
- An airliner crashes on takeoff from Boston's Logan International Airport, killing 62 people.
- The current constitution of France is adopted.
- Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
- Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
- The British Union of Fascists and various anti-fascist organizations violently clash in the Battle of Cable Street.
- Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
- World War I: An explosion kills more than 100 people and destroys a Shell Loading Plant in New Jersey.
- World War I: The Battle of Broodseinde is fought between the British and German armies in Flanders.
- The IFK Göteborg football club is founded in Sweden.
- Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship.
- First run of the Orient Express.
- First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
- The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opens as the first public college in Texas.
- The Crimean War begins when the Ottoman Empire declares war on the Russian Empire.
- The Belgian Revolution takes legal form when the provisional government secedes from the Netherlands.
- Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.
- Napoleon first rises to prominence by suppressing counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the National Convention.
- American Revolutionary War: Troops under George Washington are repelled by British troops under William Howe.
- Nine Years' War: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
- Thirty Years' War: The Swedish Army defeats the armies of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Wittstock.
- Governor Gonzalo Méndez de Canço begins to suppress a native uprising against his rule in what is now Georgia.
- The Gregorian Calendar is introduced by Pope Gregory XIII.
- The Coverdale Bible is printed, with translations into English by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.
- Formation of the Holy League of Aragon, the Papal States and Venice against France.
- Battle of Lake Poyang: In one of the largest naval battles in history, Zhu Yuanzhang's rebels defeat rival Chen Youliang.
- The Byzantine-Venetian War comes to an end.
- Assassination of Caliph al-Adil of Morocco.
- AD 23
- Rebels sack the Chinese capital Chang'an during a peasant rebellion. They later decapitate emperor Wang Mang.
Births On This Day
- Mikolas Josef, Czech Republic singer and songwriter
- Signy Aarna, Estonian footballer
- Dakota Johnson, American model and actress
- Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer
- Caner Erkin, Turkish footballer
- Evgeni Krasnopolski, Israeli figure skater
- Derrick Rose, American basketball player
- Rawez Lawan, Swedish footballer
- Will Puddy, English footballer
- Marina Weisband, German politician
- Shontelle, Barbadian singer-songwriter
- Thorsten Wiedemann, German rugby player
- Lena Katina, Russian singer-songwriter
- Álvaro Parente, Portuguese race car driver
- Karolina Tymińska, Polish heptathlete
- Dan Clarke, English race car driver
- Marios Nicolaou, Cypriot footballer
- Chansi Stuckey, American football player
- Kurt Suzuki, American baseball player
- Vicky Krieps, Luxembourgish actress
- Tony Gwynn, Jr., American baseball player
- Jered Weaver, American baseball player
- Shaura, Japanese singer
- Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sarah Fisher, American race car driver
- James Jones, American basketball player
- Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer
- Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress
- Björn Phau, German tennis player
- Adam Voges, Australian cricketer
- Phillip Glasser, American actor and producer
- Kei Horie, Japanese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
- Richard Reed Parry, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Mauro Camoranesi, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager
- Elisandro Naressi Roos, Brazilian footballer
- Alicia Silverstone, American actress, producer, and author
- Ueli Steck, Swiss mountaineer and rock climber (d. 2017)
- Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian footballer and manager
- Paco León, Spanish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Kurt Thomas, American basketball player
- Darren Middleton, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Beverley Allitt, British serial killer of children
- Richard Hancox, English footballer and manager
- Tim Wise, American activist and author
- Nick Green, Australian rower
- Liev Schreiber, American actor and director
- Olaf Backasch, German footballer
- Skip Heller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Steve Olin, American baseball player (d. 1993)
- Micky Ward, American boxer
- Francis Magalona, Filipino rapper, producer, and actor (d. 2009)
- Yvonne Murray, Scottish runner
- A. C. Green, American basketball player
- Koji Ishikawa, Japanese author and illustrator
- Carlos Carsolio, Mexican mountaineer
- Philippe Russo, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author and illustrator, created Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Jon Secada, Cuban-American singer-songwriter
- Joe Boever, American baseball player
- Henry Worsley, English colonel and explorer (d. 2016)
- Chris Lowe, English singer and keyboard player
- Tony Meo, English snooker player
- Hitonari Tsuji, Japanese author, composer, and director
- Barbara Kooyman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anneka Rice, Welsh radio and television host
- Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
- Yngve Moe, Norwegian bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)
- Russell Simmons, American businessman, founded Def Jam Recordings and Phat Farm
- Lesley Glaister, English author and playwright
- Charlie Leibrandt, American baseball player
- Sherri Turner, American golfer
- Christoph Waltz, Austrian-German actor
- John Rutherford, Scottish rugby player
- Jorge Valdano, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager
- Gil Moore, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
- Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss harp player
- Anita DeFrantz, American rower and sports administrator
- Jody Stephens, American rock drummer (Big Star; Golden Smog)
- Zinha Vaz, Bissau-Guinean women's rights activist and politician
- Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet and author
- Patti Andress, American jazz singer (Tuck & Patti)
- Armand Assante, American actor and producer
- Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Iain Hewitson, New Zealand-Australian chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality
- Linda McMahon, American businesswoman and politician
- Duke Robillard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Julien Clerc, French singer-songwriter and pianist
- Jim Fielder, American bass player
- Ann Widdecombe, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
- Larry Clapp, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Chuck Hagel, American sergeant and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Defense
- Michael Mullen, American admiral
- Susan Sarandon, American actress and activist
- Clifton Davis, American singer-songwriter, actor, and minister
- Colin Bundy, South African-English historian and academic
- Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
- Eddie Gómez, Puerto Rican-American bass player
- Nona Hendryx, African-American vocalist, songwriter and actress
- Tony La Russa, American baseball player and manager
- John McFall, Baron McFall of Alcluith, Scottish educator and politician
- H. Rap Brown, American activist
- Owen Davidson, Australian tennis player
- Karl-Gustav Kaisla, Finnish ice hockey player and referee (d. 2012)
- Dietmar Mürdter, German footballer
- Jimy Williams, American baseball player and manager
- Bernice Johnson Reagon, American singer-songwriter
- Karl W. Richter, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1967)
- Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Icelandic politician, 24th Prime Minister of Iceland
- Christopher Stone, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- Roy Blount, Jr., American humorist and journalist
- Karen Cushman, American author
- Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian race car driver
- Anne Rice, American author
- Robert Wilson, American director and playwright
- Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey player
- Silvio Marzolini, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Steve Swallow, American bass player and composer
- Alberto Vilar, American businessman and philanthropist
- Ivan Mauger, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 2018)
- Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Norman D. Wilson, American actor (d. 2004)
- Jackie Collins, English-American author and actress (d. 2015)
- David Crocker, American philosopher and academic
- Gail Gilmore, Canadian-American actress and dancer (d. 2014)
- Lloyd Green, American steel guitar player
- Jim Sillars, Scottish lawyer and politician
- Charlie Hurley, Irish footballer and manager
- Giles Radice, Baron Radice, English politician
- Sam Huff, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
- Dimosthenis Sofianos, Greek journalist and poet
- German Moreno, Filipino television host and actor (d. 2016)
- Ann Thwaite, English author
- Terence Conran, English designer and businessman
- Basil D'Oliveira, South African-English cricketer and footballer (d. 2011)
- Richard Rorty, American philosopher and author (d. 2007)
- Scotty Beckett, American actor and singer (d. 1968)
- John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
- Leroy Van Dyke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alvin Toffler, German-American journalist and author (d. 2016)
- Torben Ulrich, Danish-American tennis player
- Wolf Kahn, American painter and academic
- Raymond Watson, American businessman (d. 2012)
- Roger Wood, Belgian-American journalist (d. 2012)
- Donald J. Sobol, American soldier and author (d. 2012)
- Charlton Heston, American actor, director and gun rights activist (d. 2008)
- Malcolm Baldrige, Jr., American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1987)
- Frank Johnson, Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator (d. 1993)
- Shin Kyuk-ho, South Korean-Japanese businessman, founded Lotte Group
- Don Lenhardt, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
- Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
- Violeta Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)
- Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
- Jan Murray, American comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 2006)
- George Sidney, American director and producer (d. 2002)
- Jim Cairns, Australian economist and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2003)
- Brendan Gill, American journalist and essayist (d. 1997)
- Martial Célestin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Haiti (d. 2011)
- Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)
- Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı, Turkish poet and author (d. 1956)
- Alain Daniélou, French-Swiss historian and academic (d. 1994)
- Mary Celine Fasenmyer, American mathematician (d. 1996)
- Bona Arsenault, Canadian genealogist, historian, and politician (d. 1993)
- John Vincent Atanasoff, American physicist and academic, invented the Atanasoff-Berry computer (d. 1995)
- Pierre Garbay, French general (d. 1980)
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian-German lawyer and general (d. 1946)
- August Mälk, Estonian author and playwright (d. 1987)
- Dorothy Lawrence, English reporter, who secretly posed as a man to become a soldier during World War I (d. 1964)
- Buster Keaton, American film actor, director, and producer (d. 1966)
- Richard Sorge, German journalist and spy (d. 1944)
- Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian soldier and politician, 14th Federal Chancellor of Austria (d. 1934)
- Hermann Glauert, English aerodynamicist and author (d. 1934)
- Robert Lawson, American author and illustrator (d. 1957)
- Alan L. Hart, American physician and author (d. 1962)
- Osman Cemal Kaygılı, Turkish writer and journalist (d. 1945)
- Lucy Tayiah Eads, American tribal chief (d. 1961)
- Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
- Ramchandra Shukla, Indian historian and author (d. 1941)
- Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal (d. 1948)
- Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and short story writer. (d. 1946)
- Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
- Florence Eliza Allen, American mathematician and suffrage activist (d. 1960)
- John Ellis, English executioner (d. 1932)
- Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 20th President of Argentina (d. 1942)
- Edward Stratemeyer, American author and publisher (d. 1930)
- Walter Rauschenbusch, American pastor and theologian (d. 1918)
- Frederic Remington, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1909)
- Léon Serpollet, French businessman (d. 1903)
- Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Palestinian nun and Catholic Saint (d. 1927)
- Prudente de Morais, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Brazil (d. 1912)
- Maria Sophie of Bavaria (d. 1925)
- Auguste-Réal Angers, Canadian judge and politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1919)
- Juliette Adam, French author (d. 1936)
- Jenny Twitchell Kempton, American opera singer and educator (d. 1921)
- Rutherford B. Hayes, American general, lawyer, and politician, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893)
- Jean-François Millet, French painter and educator (d. 1875)
- Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Canada East (d. 1864)
- Charles Pearson, English lawyer and politician (d. 1862)
- François Guizot, French historian and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1874)
- Francisco José de Caldas, Colombian naturalist, executed by royalists in the war of independence (d. 1816)
- Louis François Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician and academic (d. 1803)
- Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist and author (d. 1798)
- Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian sculptor and illustrator (d. 1778)
- Lord George Murray, Scottish Jacobite General (d. 1760)
- Francesco Solimena, Italian painter and illustrator (d. 1747)
- Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (d. 1714)
- Richard Cromwell, English academic and politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain (d. 1712)
- Jacqueline Pascal, French nun and composer (d. 1661)
- Anna of Tyrol, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1618)
- Guido Bentivoglio, Italian cardinal (d. 1644)
- Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and philosopher (d. 1637)
- Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer and author (d. 1647)
- Charles IX of Sweden (d. 1611)
- Robert Bellarmine, Italian cardinal and saint (d. 1621)
- Francisco de Toledo, Catholic cardinal (d. 1596)
- Francisco Vallés, Spanish physician (d. 1592)
- Gabriele Paleotti, Catholic cardinal (d. 1597)
- Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (d. 1586)
- Francis Bigod, English noble (d. 1537)
- Henry III of Castile (d. 1406)
- James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond, Irish politician, Lord Justice of Ireland (d. 1382)
- Louis X of France (d. 1316)
- Margaret of Brabant (d. 1311)
- Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1319)
- Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. c. 1220)
Deaths On This Day
- William A. Culpepper, American general, lawyer, and judge (b. 1916)
- Edida Nageswara Rao, Indian director and producer (b. 1934)
- Dave Pike, American vibraphone player and songwriter (b. 1938)
- Neal Walk, American basketball player (b. 1948)
- Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer and educator (b. 1941)
- Hugo Carvana, Brazilian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
- Fyodor Cherenkov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1959)
- Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician, 41st President of Haiti (b. 1951)
- Jewel Joseph Newman, American sergeant and politician (b. 1921)
- John Cloudsley-Thompson, Pakistani-English commander (b. 1921)
- Ulric Cross, Trinidadian navigator, judge, and diplomat (b. 1917)
- Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer (b. 1933)
- Diana Nasution, Indonesian singer (b. 1958)
- Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam (b. 1911)
- Nicholas Oresko, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
- David Atkinson, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1921)
- Stan Mudenge, Zimbabwean historian and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1941)
- Tom Stannage, Australian footballer, historian, and academic (b. 1944)
- Doris Belack, American actress (b. 1926)
- Norman Wisdom, English actor, comedian, and singer-songwriter (b. 1915)
- Gerhard Kaufhold, German footballer (b. 1928)
- Günther Rall, German general and pilot (b. 1918)
- Qassem Al-Nasser, Jordanian general (b. 1925)
- Stanley K. Hathaway, American lawyer and politician, 40th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1924)
- Gordon Cooper, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1927)
- Sid McMath, American lawyer and politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1912)
- André Delvaux, Belgian-Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)
- John Collins, American guitarist (b. 1913)
- Ahron Soloveichik, Russian rabbi and scholar (b. 1917)
- Yu Kuo-hwa, Chinese politician, 32nd Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1914)
- Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
- Erik Brødreskift, Norwegian drummer (b. 1969)
- Bernard Buffet, French painter and illustrator (b. 1928)
- Art Farmer, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1928)
- S. Arasaratnam, Sri Lankan historian and academic (b. 1930)
- Otto Ernst Remer, German general (b. 1912)
- Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese game designer, created Game Boy (b. 1941)
- Danny Gatton, American guitarist (b. 1945)
- Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1936)
- Mārtiņš Zīverts, Latvian playwright (b. 1903)
- Graham Chapman, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)
- Zlatko Grgić, Croatian-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
- Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1932)
- Stefanos Stefanopoulos, Greek politician, 165th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1898)
- Freddie Lindstrom, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)
- Pyotr Masherov, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Byelorussia (b. 1918)
- José Ber Gelbard, Argentinian activist and politician (b. 1917)
- Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1903)
- Anne Sexton, American poet and author (b. 1928)
- Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
- Alar Kotli, Estonian architect (b. 1904)
- Benjamin, Russian metropolitan (b. 1880)
- Ida Wüst, German actress and screenwriter (b. 1884)
- Alexander Papagos, Greek general and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1883)
- Henrietta Lacks, American medical patient (b. 1920)
- Max Planck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
- Barney Oldfield, American race car driver and actor (b. 1878)
- Al Smith, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Governor of New York (b. 1873)
- Irena Iłłakowicz, German-Polish lieutenant (b. 1906)
- Jean Béraud, French painter and academic (b. 1849)
- Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano, actress, and director (b. 1874)
- Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1850)
- Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty (b. 1834)
- Carl Josef Bayer, Austrian chemist and academic (b. 1847)
- Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher and author (b. 1880)
- Catherine Booth, English theologian and saint, co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
- Sarel Cilliers, South African spiritual leader and preacher (b. 1801)
- Francis Xavier Seelos, German-American priest and missionary (b. 1819)
- Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strongman (b. 1802)
- Karl Baedeker, German publisher, founded Baedeker (b. 1801)
- James Whitcomb, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Indiana (b. 1795)
- Manuel Godoy, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1767)
- Grigorios Zalykis, Greek-French lexicographer and scholar (b. 1785)
- John Rennie the Elder, Scottish engineer, designed the Waterloo Bridge (b. 1761)
- Baron Franz von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
- John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish commander and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey (b. 1678)
- Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer, designed the Canal du Midi (b. 1609)
- Rembrandt, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1606)
- Jacqueline Pascal, French nun and composer (b. 1625)
- Francesco Albani, Italian painter (b. 1578)
- Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English courtier and politician, Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (b. 1586)
- Sarsa Dengel, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1550)
- Teresa of Ávila, Spanish nun and saint (b. 1515)
- John, Prince of Asturias, only son of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile (b. 1478)
- John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, English baron (b. 1310)
- Emperor Kameyama of Japan (b. 1249)
- Herman VI, Margrave of Baden (b. 1226)
- Francis of Assisi (b. 1182)
- William IV Talvas, Count of Ponthieu (b. 1179)
- Gerard de Ridefort, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
- Constance of Castile, Queen of France (b. 1141)
- Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020)
- Turpio, Frankish nobleman
- Yazid III, Umayyad caliph (b. 701)