On This Day in History: October 6
October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 86 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Florida Lottery to update Lotto game. The Florida Lottery announced they will be making changes this week to their most popular game, Florida Lotto.
- $470 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again. After 21 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of nearly a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
- Arizona Lottery computerized drawing machine generated identical winning numbers. Once again computerized lottery drawings are coming under scrutiny as a machine responsible for generating random numbers has done the opposite, generating exact duplicates.
- Georgia couple claim $246.8 million Powerball jackpot. A Powerball winner from Georgia just deposited the largest check of his life into his bank account because of a gentle nudge from his better half.
- Mississippi lottery talk likely to coalesce odd coalition. Nothing puts preachers and their flocks in political cahoots with the state's casino gaming industry barons faster than any serious talk of Mississippi authorizing a state lottery.
- Michigan woman instantly quit job after winning $310M Powerball jackpot. A Michigan woman found out she was the winner of the $310 million Powerball jackpot while sitting in the drive-thru at McDonald's.
- Washington Gov. orders lottery to return Mercedes. Plans for a lottery promotion van in Washington have been scratched after Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered the the state lottery to take the Mercedes-Benz back to the dealer.
- Hoosier Lottery admits new office too lavish. Less than a week after an Indiana TV station broke the story that the Hoosier Lottery overpaid for new offices, lottery officials are making some changes.
- Lottery winner gets help on plan to turn good fortune into lifelong prosperity. Given the prominent financial failings of many prior lottery winners, a lottery winner from New York accepted the guidance of a financial planner recommended by a local newspaper.
- N.Y. lottery winner and tenant fight thief. New York lottery winner Gary Owens and his downstairs tenant fought off a would-be thief who forced his way into Owens' home at 3:30 a.m. Friday to claim a share of the jackpot.
- 'The dog ate my lottery ticket'. The Iowa Lottery said Wednesday that since the winning numbers were drawn it has been flooded with callers trying to explain why they were winners but could not produce their winning ticket.
- Okla. lawmaker aims to stop lottery winners from staying anonymous. An Oklahoma state senator from Edmond plans to introduce legislation to prohibit people from forming anonymous trusts after learning they have won a lottery prize.
- Iowa couple claims $200M Powerball lottery jackpot. A Fort Dodge, Iowa, couple who bought three Powerball tickets during a pit stop for soda came forward Wednesday to claim the $200 million jackpot.
- Canadian woman wins lotto twice. Beating 'astounding' odds, an elderly Toronto resident held two of three winning tickets in a $24M Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
- Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $205 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $205 million, with a cash option of $101.7 million.
- Georgia Lottery launches month-long promotion. The Georgia Lottery has launched "October Spectacular", which offers free lottery tickets and increased payouts for four of its games during the month of October.
- "Mr. Lucky" Wins Quarter-Million Dollars. Grady Weaver is so lucky that friends refer to him as "Mr. Lucky." True to his name, Mr. Weaver recently won $250,000 playing Mega Millions.
- Final Ohio Super Lotto Plus drawing Saturday. Super Lotto Plus, the Ohio Lottery Commission's in-state lotto game, will be retired after the Saturday, October 8 drawing.
- Lottery Winner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Taxes. A big lottery winner from Chevy Chase, Maryland, has been ordered to serve six months of home confinement for failing to report his windfall to state tax collectors.
- Friends claim $1 million Powerball lottery prize. A quick get-away to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, proved to be a life-changing experience for two Midstate friends, who accepted $1 million Monday after learning of their Powerball win from Saturday night's drawing.
- N.C. lottery commissioner had business relationship with vendor. A member of North Carolina's new lottery commission said he will remove himself from any decisions involving potential lottery vendors after it was disclosed he had a business relationship with a key executive of a major vendor.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $12 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $12 million Wednesday.
- Powerball fever spreads as jackpot reaches $177 million. When no one came up with Saturday's winning Powerball ticket, an already sweet pot got a whole lot sweeter. Before the low-stakes gambling public knew what hit them, $177 million was at stake for tonight's drawing.
- Two winning tickets sold for Lotto South. Two winning tickets were sold in Georgia for the $6 million Lotto South jackpot, the Virginia Lottery said.
- Del. Lottery shuts sales at two sites. The Delaware Lottery Office has removed machines from two stores because of undisclosed debts, including a Bear newsstand that long has been one of the state's top ticket sellers, the state lottery director said Thursday.
- D.C. Lottery finally hits the jackpot. The D.C. Lottery is in the money, with a record-setting profit of $237.3 million for fiscal 2003, officials said.
- N.D. Lottery Sales Applications Open. North Dakota's lottery office is taking applications from businesses that want to sell tickets.
- Man Sues Kentucky Lottery for $10 Million. Ronald B. Hub said he believed the lottery wasn't playing by its own rules and he wants it punished to the tune of $10 million in a lawsuit he filed.
- One winner gets $47 million in last Washington Lotto Plus. If you played the final night of Washington Lotto Plus, check your ticket: One lucky person won the record $47 million jackpot, the largest single lottery prize in Lotto Plus history.
- One winner gets $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $14 million, lottery officials said Sunday. The winning ticket was bought in the city of Chipley.
- 300 years of winners, losers in state's lottery-history exhibit. A small exhibit called "History of Lotteries and the Lottery System in Rhode Island" lays out the details of Rhode Island's on-again-off-again relationship with lotteries over the past 300 years. The exhibit is on display weekdays through the end of October in the secretary of state's archives division on Westminster Street.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$470 Million
Oct 9, 2018
- 2.$253 Million
Oct 6, 2018
- 3.€190 Million
Oct 6, 2017
- 4.€190 Million
Oct 8, 2019
- 5.$205 Million
Oct 8, 2005
- 6.€129 Million
Oct 8, 2010
- 7.$177 Million
Oct 6, 2004
- 8.€156 Million
Oct 7, 2016
- 9.€151.94 Million
Oct 6, 2016
- 10.€119 Million
Oct 7, 2011
- 11.€111 Million
Oct 7, 2014
- 12.$136 Million
Oct 7, 2014
- 13.$122 Million
Oct 6, 2009
- 14.$112 Million
Oct 7, 2017
- 15.$108 Million
Oct 9, 2013
- 16.€90 Million
Oct 7, 2016
- 17.$91 Million
Oct 8, 2016
- 18.$88 Million
Oct 8, 2003
- 19.€68 Million
Oct 6, 2006
- 20.$82 Million
Oct 9, 2002
- 21.$80 Million
Oct 9, 2019
- 22.$71 Million
Oct 8, 2011
- 23.€61 Million
Oct 12, 2018
- 24.$70 Million
Oct 8, 2014
- 25.$64 Million
Oct 7, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Oct 6, 1977
43 years old
Wednesday, Oct 6, 1976
44 years old
Monday, Oct 6, 1975
45 years old
Friday, Oct 6, 1972
48 years old
Thursday, Oct 6, 1966
54 years old
Thursday, Oct 6, 1966
54 years old
Sunday, Oct 6, 1957
63 years old
Wednesday, Oct 6, 1954
66 years old
Wednesday, Oct 6, 1954
66 years old
Wednesday, Oct 6, 1948
72 years old
Tuesday, Oct 6, 1942
78 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.
- Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.
- The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered.
- Fiji becomes a republic.
- Police constable Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
- Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists.
- Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
- The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
- Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 is destroyed by two bombs, placed on board by an anti-Castro militant group.
- Premier Hua Guofeng arrests the Gang of Four, ending the Cultural Revolution in China.
- Dozens are killed by the Thai army in the Thammasat University massacre.
- Egypt and Syria launch coordinated attacks against Israel, beginning the Yom Kippur War.
- World War II: Units of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps enter Czechoslovakia during the Battle of the Dukla Pass.
- World War II: Thirteen civilians are burnt alive by a paramilitary group in Crete.
- World War II: American troops force the Japanese from their positions east of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal.
- World War II: The Battle of Kock is the final combat of the September Campaign in Poland.
- Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent "talkie" movie.
- The Turkish National Movement enters Constantinople.
- Eleftherios Venizelos is elected prime minister of Greece for the first of seven times.
- The Bosnian crisis erupts when Austria-Hungary formally annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the largest American music fraternity, is founded at the New England Conservatory of Music.
- The Naval War College of the United States is founded in Rhode Island.
- In England the Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
- The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
- French Revolution: King Louis XVI is forced to change his residence from Versailles to the Tuileries Palace.
- American Revolutionary War: British forces capture Forts Clinton and Montgomery on the Hudson River.
- Seven Years' War: The British Capture Manila from Spain and occupy it.
- Immigrant families found Germantown, Pennsylvania in the first major immigration of German people to America.
- Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance, beginning the Baroque period.
- Spain's DeSoto expedition takes over the Apalachee capital of Anhaica for their winter quarters.
- Transition from Sui to Tang: Wang Shichong decisively defeats Li Mi at the Battle of Yanshi.
- Byzantine Empress Eudoxia dies from the miscarriage of her seventh pregnancy.
- AD 23
- Rebels decapitate Wang Mang two days after his capital was sacked during a peasant rebellion.
- 69 BC
- Third Mithridatic War: Forces of the Roman Republic subdue Armenia.
- 105 BC
- Cimbrian War: Defeat at the Battle of Arausio accelerates the Marian reforms of the Roman army.
Births On This Day
- Bronny James, American basketball player
- Addison Rae, American Social Media Personality, and Dancer
- Jazz Jennings, American transgender female internet personality
- Niko Kari, Finnish race car driver
- Kasper Dolberg, Danish footballer
- Lee Joo-heon, South Korean rapper and songwriter
- Adam Gemili, English sprinter
- Joe Rafferty, English-Irish footballer
- Jourdan Miller, American fashion model
- Taylor Paris, Canadian rugby player
- Han Sun-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
- Albert Ebossé Bodjongo, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2014)
- Tyler Ennis, Canadian ice hockey player
- Pizzi, Portuguese footballer
- Trey Edward Shults, American film director
- Joe Lewis, English footballer
- Akuila Uate, Fijian-Australian rugby league player
- Meg Myers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Olivia Thirlby, American actress
- Mitchell Cole, English footballer (d. 2012)
- Sylvia Fowles, American basketball player
- Sandra Góngora, Mexican ten-pin bowler
- Tarmo Kink, Estonian footballer
- Morné Morkel, South African cricketer
- Joanna Pacitti, American singer-songwriter
- Renata Voráčová, Czech tennis player
- Levon Aronian, Armenian chess player
- Latonia Blackman, Barbadian netball player
- William Butler, American musician and composer
- Fábio Júnior dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
- Hideki Mutoh, Japanese race car driver
- Paul Smith, English boxer
- Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
- José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
- Arnaud Coyot, French cyclist (d. 2013)
- Wes Durston, English cricketer
- Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
- David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
- Mohamed Kallon, Sierra Leonean footballer and manager
- Richard Seymour, American football player
- Pascal van Assendelft, Dutch sprinter
- Carolina Gynning, Swedish model, actress, and singer
- Ricky Hatton, English boxer and promoter
- Liu Yang, Chinese astronaut
- Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
- Melinda Doolittle, American singer-songwriter
- Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer and singer
- Jamie Laurie, American singer-songwriter
- Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer and manager
- Freddy García, Venezuelan baseball player
- Magdalena Kučerová, Czech-German tennis player
- Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer and coach
- Reon King, Guyanese cricketer
- Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer and manager
- Kenny Jönsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
- Seema Kennedy, British politician
- Jeremy Sisto, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Hoàng Xuân Vinh, Vietnamese shooter
- Jeff B. Davis, American comedian, actor, and singer
- Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
- Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer and manager
- Rebecca Lobo, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Daniel Cavanagh, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Anders Iwers, Swedish bass player
- Jarrod Moseley, Australian golfer
- Mark Schwarzer, Australian footballer
- Ryu Si-won, South Korean actor and singer
- Ko So-young, South Korean model and actress
- Phil Bennett, English race car driver
- Takis Gonias, Greek footballer and manager
- Alan Stubbs, English footballer, coach, and manager
- Maria Kannegaard, Danish-Norwegian pianist and composer
- Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress and producer
- Darren Oliver, American baseball player
- Amy Jo Johnson, American actress
- Byron Black, Zimbabwean golfer
- Muhammad V of Kelantan, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
- Bjarne Goldbæk, Danish footballer and sportscaster
- Bob May, American golfer
- Kennet Andersson, Swedish footballer
- Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman and bodybuilder
- Steven Woolfe, English barrister and politician
- Melania Mazzucco, Italian author
- Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
- Niall Quinn, Irish footballer and manager
- Tommy Stinson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Jürgen Kohler, German footballer and manager
- Peg O'Connor, American philosopher and academic
- Steve Scalise, American lawyer and politician
- Rubén Sierra, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- John McWhorter, American academic and linguist
- Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
- Mark Field, German-English lawyer and politician
- Tom Jager, American swimmer and coach
- Miltos Manetas, Greek painter
- Knut Storberget, Norwegian lawyer and politician, Norwegian Minister of Justice
- Matthew Sweet, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Sven Andersson, Swedish footballer and coach
- Elisabeth Shue, American actress
- David Baker, American biologist and academic
- Rich Yett, American baseball player
- Miyuki Matsuda, Japanese actress
- Paul Sansome, English footballer
- Ben Summerskill, English businessman and journalist
- Turki bin Sultan, Saudi Arabian politician (d. 2012)
- Oil Can Boyd, American baseball player
- Brian Higgins, American politician
- Walter Ray Williams, Jr., American bowler
- Bruce Grobbelaar, Zimbabwean footballer and coach
- Sadiq al-Ahmar, Yemeni politician
- Kathleen Webb, American author and illustrator
- Tony Dungy, American football player and coach
- Bill Buford, American author and journalist
- David Hidalgo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Darrell M. West, American political scientist, author, and academic
- Rein Rannap, Estonian pianist and composer
- Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and author
- Kevin Cronin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Clive Rees, Singaporean-Welsh rugby player and educator
- Gavin Sutherland, Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player
- Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)
- David Brin, American physicist and author
- Lonnie Johnson, American inventor
- Penny Junor, English journalist and author
- Thomas McClary, American R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Leslie Moonves, American businessman
- Nicolas Peyrac, French singer-songwriter and photographer
- Gerry Adams, Irish republican politician
- Glenn Branca, American guitarist and composer (d. 2018)
- Patxi Andión, Spanish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2019)
- Klaus Dibiasi, Italian diver
- Lloyd Doggett, American lawyer and politician
- Tony Greig, South African-English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2012)
- John Monie, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Millie Small, Jamaican singer-songwriter (d. 2020)
- Eddie Villanueva, Filipino evangelist and politician, founded the ZOE Broadcasting Network
- Vinod Khanna, Indian actor, producer and politician (d. 2017)
- Ivan Graziani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
- Merzak Allouache, Algerian director and screenwriter
- Patrick Cordingley, English general
- Boris Mikhailov, Russian ice hockey player and coach
- Carlos Pace, Brazilian race car driver (d. 1977)
- Richard Caborn, English engineer and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
- Peter Dowding, Australian politician, 24th Premier of Western Australia
- Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
- Cees Veerman, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
- Dan Christensen, American painter (d. 2007)
- Britt Ekland, Swedish actress and singer
- Fred Travalena, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)
- Paul Popham, American soldier and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis (d. 1987)
- Jan Keizer, Dutch footballer and referee
- Melvyn Bragg, English journalist, author, and academic
- Jack Cullen, American baseball player
- Richard Delgado, American lawyer and academic
- Sheila Greibach, American computer scientist and academic
- John J. LaFalce, American captain, lawyer, and politician
- Serge Nubret, Caribbean-French bodybuilder and actor (d. 2011)
- Julius L. Chambers, American lawyer, educator, and activist (d. 2013)
- Bruno Sammartino, Italian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2018)
- Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (d. 2015)
- Prince Mukarram Jah, Titular Nizam of Hyderabad State
- Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
- Eileen Derbyshire, English actress
- Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
- Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 20th President of Syria (d. 2000)
- Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2015)
- George Mattos, American pole vaulter (d. 2012)
- Flora MacNeil, Scottish Gaelic singer (d. 2015)
- Barbara Werle, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
- Bill King, American sportscaster (d. 2005)
- Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
- Robert Kuok, Malaysian Chinese business magnate and investor
- Yaşar Kemal, Turkish journalist and author (d. 2015)
- Joe Frazier, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
- Teala Loring, American actress (d. 2007)
- Evgenii Landis, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1997)
- Joseph Lowery, American minister and activist (d. 2020)
- John Donaldson, Baron Donaldson of Lymington, English lawyer and judge (d. 2005)
- Siad Barre, Somalian general and politician, later president (d. 1995)
- Tommy Lawton, English footballer and coach (d. 1996)
- Goh Keng Swee, Singaporean soldier and politician, 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2010)
- André Pilette, French-Belgian race car driver (d. 1993)
- Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (d. 1977)
- Chiang Wei-kuo, Japanese-Chinese general (d. 1997)
- Carolyn Goodman, American psychologist and activist (d. 2007)
- Humberto Sousa Medeiros, Portuguese-American cardinal (d. 1983)
- Alice Timander, Swedish dentist and actress (d. 2007)
- Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (d. 2002)
- Joan Littlewood, English director and playwright (d. 2002)
- Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter and photographer (d. 1985)
- Perkins Bass, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
- Barbara Castle, English journalist and politician, First Secretary of State (d. 2002)
- Orazio Satta Puliga, Italian automobile designer (d. 1974)
- Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)
- Sergei Sobolev, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1989)
- Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984)
- Taffy O'Callaghan, Welsh footballer and coach (d. 1946)
- Helen Wills, American tennis player and painter (d. 1998)
- Ernest Walton, Irish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- Eveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, German-Brazilian zoologist and academic (d. 1990)
- Vivion Brewer, American activist and desegregationist (d. 1991)
- Willy Merkl, German mountaineer (d. 1934)
- Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
- Florence B. Seibert, American biochemist and academic (d. 1991)
- David Howard, American film director (d. 1941)
- Caroline Gordon, American author and critic (d. 1981)
- Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1956)
- Hendrik Adamson, Estonian poet and educator (d. 1946)
- Roland Garros, French soldier and pilot (d. 1918)
- Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and painter, designed the Philips Pavilion and Saint-Pierre, Firminy (d. 1965)
- Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
- Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1937)
- Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 1941)
- Frank G. Allen, American merchant and politician, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
- Reginald Fessenden, Canadian engineer and academic, invented radiotelephony (d. 1932)
- Albert J. Beveridge, American historian and politician (d. 1927)
- George Westinghouse, American engineer and businessman, founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (d. 1914)
- Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian soldier, poet, and author (d. 1910)
- Richard Dedekind, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1916)
- James Caulfeild, 3rd Earl of Charlemont, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Armagh (d. 1892)
- Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano and actress (d. 1887)
- Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Polish-German physicist and meteorologist (d. 1879)
- Hippolyte Carnot, French politician (d. 1888)
- John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (d. 1835)
- Louis Philippe I of France (d. 1850)
- Isaac Brock, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1812)
- Henri Christophe, Grenadian-Haitian king (d. 1820)
- James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (d. 1813)
- Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright (d. 1755)
- Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
- John Broadwood, Scottish businessman, co-founded John Broadwood and Sons (d. 1812)
- Sarah Crosby, English preacher, the first female Methodist preacher (d. 1804)
- George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1771)
- Géraud de Cordemoy, French historian, philosopher and lawyer (d. 1684)
- Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French general (d. 1690)
- Settimia Caccini, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1638)
- Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland (d. 1612)
- Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (d. 1624)
- Marie de Gournay, French writer (d. 1645)
- Ferenc Nádasdy, Hungarian noble (d. 1604)
- Matteo Ricci, Italian priest and missionary (d. 1610)
- John Caius, English physician and academic, co-founded the Gonville and Caius College (d. 1573)
- Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (d. 1555)
- Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
- Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
- Yuknoom Yichʼaak Kʼahkʼ (d. around 696)
Deaths On This Day
- Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1955)
- Johnny Nash, American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
- Ginger Baker, English drummer (b. 1939)
- Eddie Lumsden, Australian rugby league player (b. 1936)
- Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (b. 1935)
- Scott Wilson, American actor (b. 1942)
- Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano (b. 1933)
- Ralphie May, American stand-up comedian and actor (b. 1972)
- David Marks, British architect, designer of the London Eye (b. 1952)
- Árpád Göncz, Hungarian author, playwright, and politician, 1st President of Hungary (b. 1922)
- Vladimir Shlapentokh, Ukrainian-American sociologist, historian, political scientist, and academic (b. 1926)
- Juan Vicente Ugarte del Pino, Peruvian historian, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1923)
- Vic Braden, American tennis player and coach (b. 1929)
- Igor Mitoraj, German-Polish sculptor (b. 1944)
- Diane Nyland, Canadian actress, director and choreographer (b. 1944)
- Marian Seldes, American actress (b. 1928)
- Serhiy Zakarlyuka, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1976)
- Feridun Buğeker, Turkish football player (b. 1933)
- Ulysses Curtis, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1926)
- Rift Fournier, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1936)
- Paul Rogers, English actor (b. 1917)
- Nico van Kampen, Dutch physicist and academic (b. 1921)
- Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian colonel and politician, 3rd President of Algeria (b. 1929)
- Anthony John Cooke, English organist and composer (b. 1931)
- Nick Curran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1977)
- Albert, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1943)
- Joseph Meyer, American lawyer and politician, 19th Secretary of State of Wyoming (b. 1941)
- B. Satya Narayan Reddy, Indian lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of West Bengal (b. 1927)
- J. J. C. Smart, English-Australian philosopher and academic (b. 1920)
- Diane Cilento, Australian actress and author (b. 1933)
- Rhys Isaac, South-African-Australian historian and author (b. 1937)
- Antonie Kamerling, Dutch television and film actor, and musician (b. 1966)
- Douglas Campbell, Scottish-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Peter Cox, Australian public servant and politician (b. 1925)
- Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 1921)
- Laxmi Mall Singhvi, Indian scholar, jurist, and politician (b. 1931)
- Bertha Brouwer, Dutch sprinter (b. 1930)
- Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1940)
- Buck O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
- Wilson Tucker, American author and critic (b. 1914)
- Prince Claus of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
- Arne Harris, American director and producer (b. 1934)
- Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (b. 1920)
- Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
- Gorilla Monsoon, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1937)
- Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
- Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1914)
- Benoît Chamoux, French mountaineer (b. 1961)
- Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Turkish chemist, businessman, and philanthropist, founded Eczacıbaşı (b. 1913)
- Larry Walters, American truck driver and pilot (b. 1949)
- Denholm Elliott, English actor (b. 1922)
- Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1905)
- Igor Talkov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
- Bahriye Üçok, Turkish sociologist and politician (b. 1919)
- Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908)
- Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1921)
- Nelson Riddle, American composer, conductor, and bandleader (b. 1921)
- Terence Cooke, American cardinal (b. 1921)
- Anwar Sadat, Egyptian colonel and politician, 3rd President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
- Hattie Jacques, English actress and producer (b. 1922)
- Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
- Elizabeth Bishop, American poet and short-story writer (b. 1911)
- Johnny O'Keefe, Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1935)
- Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher and author (b. 1900)
- Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian race car driver (b. 1948)
- Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895)
- François Cevert, French race car driver (b. 1944)
- Dick Laan, Dutch actor, screenwriter, and author (b. 1894)
- Dennis Price, English actor (b. 1915)
- Margaret Wilson, American missionary and author (b. 1882)
- Cléo de Verberena, Brazilian actress and film director (born c. 1909)
- Walter Hagen, American golfer (b. 1892)
- Otto Steinböck, Austrian zoologist (b. 1893)
- Phyllis Nicolson, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1917)
- Tod Browning, American actor, director, screenwriter (b. 1880)
- Bernard Berenson, American historian and author (b. 1865)
- Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (b. 1860)
- Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
- Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer and critic (b. 1887)
- Leonardo Conti, German SS officer (b. 1900)
- Siegmund Glücksmann, German politician (b. 1884)
- Damat Ferid Pasha, Ottoman politician, 285th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1853)
- Auguste Beernaert, Belgian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1829)
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet (b. 1809)
- Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (b. 1846)
- Dục Đức, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1852)
- Paweł Strzelecki, Polish-English geologist and explorer (b. 1797)
- Johannes Jelgerhuis, Dutch painter and actor (b. 1770)
- Pierre Derbigny, French-American politician, 6th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
- Charles Emmanuel IV, king of Sardinia (b. 1751)
- Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1684)
- Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English soldier and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (b. 1652)
- Guru Har Rai, Indian 7th Sikh guru (b. 1630)
- Paul Scarron, French poet and author (b. 1610)
- Elisabeth of France, queen of Spain and Portugal (b. 1602)
- Matthijs Quast, Dutch explorer
- Şehzade Mustafa, Ottoman prince (b. 1515)
- William Tyndale, English Protestant Bible translator (b. c. 1494)
- Dawit I, ruler (Emperor) of Ethiopia (b. 1382)
- Jeong Dojeon, Korean prime minister (b. 1342)
- Joan II of Navarre, daughter of Louis X of France (b. 1312)
- Engelbert III, margrave of Istria
- Baldwin, archbishop of Pisa
- Bruno of Cologne, German monk, founded the Carthusian Order
- Adalbero, bishop of Würzburg
- Frederick of Luxembourg, count of Moselgau (b. 965)
- Samuel, tsar of the Bulgarian Empire
- Minamoto no Mitsunaka, Japanese samurai (b. 912)
- Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 823)
- Ermentrude of Orléans, Frankish queen (b. 823)
- Nicetas the Patrician, Byzantine general
- Aelia Eudoxia, Byzantine empress
- AD 23
- Wang Mang, emperor of the Xin Dynasty