On This Day in History: October 7
October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 85 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Illinois woman loses out on $50K lottery ticket after buying it with drug money. An Illinois woman will lose out on the proceeds from a $50,000 lottery ticket after a state appeals court ruled the government should keep the money because the ticket was purchased with drug money.
- Driven to death by phone scammers. Inside the $300 million a year lottery scam industry that is causing heartbreak, bankruptcy... and death.
- Fired Minnesota Lottery executive sues for her job back. A former senior executive at the Minnesota State Lottery who was fired amid a bout with alcohol abuse is suing her ex-boss and the state on claims she was discriminated against because of her gender and her chemical dependency.
- Arkansas Lottery marks 5th anniversary. With over 150,000 Arkansas students awarded almost half a billion dollars in lottery-funded Academic Challenge Scholarships, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is celebrating five full years of big wins and big opportunities as an engine for higher education and an educated, higher-earning workforce.
- Virginia man wins lottery for 2nd time in 7 weeks. Lady Luck's been looking out for Marvin Bouldin the past few weeks.
- Ohio man wins lottery, beaten and robbed at local bar. An Ohio man is in the hospital recovering, after he says he was brutally beaten and robbed.
- Oregon bartender's tip turns out to be lottery ticket worth $17,500. A Springfield, Oregon, bartender won big this week, when a Keno ticket given to her as a tip turned out to be worth $17,500.
- Arkansas Lottery fires second VP. The Arkansas Lottery has fired the last of three top officials brought in to launch the games two years ago, and the lottery commission's chairwoman called the move an opportunity for change.
- Elderly woman loses $300K to Jamaican lottery scam. An elderly Florida woman fell victim to a Jamaican lottery scam and gave the thieves close to $300,000 in a one and a half year period.
- Tenn. Lottery CEO claims recent errors didn't hurt sales. Three recent mistakes made by the Tennessee Lottery have not hurt ticket sales, the lottery's president and CEO said, but the legislator who led the effort to create the lottery questions the lottery's move to computerized drawings.
- Georgia Senate Candidate Proposes National Lottery. Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Denise Majette proposed a national lottery for education Thursday, saying schools are woefully underfunded and need a boost without raising taxes.
- Powerball Jackpot Rockets to $215 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $215 million, with a cash option of $117.3 million.
- You've won the lottery! Now what?. Here's some realistic advice on what to do if those numbers prove to be magic.
- Yonkers deli owner sells winning NY Lotto ticket. After months of praying daily for divine intervention to bring some money to the religious college he leads, Yoseph Lee instead sold a winning lottery ticket to someone else Saturday.
- First Penn. Lucky for Life Lotto Winner Claims Prize. Center Valley resident Donna DeMatos became the first winner of Pennsylvania's new Lucky for Life Lotto game.
- Poll: More than two-thirds of Alabamians favor lottery. A recent poll shows that more than two-thirds of Alabamians support a state lottery to benefit public education, which an overwhelming majority said is a high priority for them.
- Calif. SuperLOTTO Plus Ticket-Printing Problem. Due to a computer error, the California Super LOTTO Plus draw dates printed on tickets issued Sunday morning, October 5, 2003, incorrectly show the draw date for Saturday, October 11, 2003. The affected tickets are actually valid for the Wednesday's October 8, 2003 Super LOTTO Plus draw.
- New Minnesota Lottery Game: Northstar Cash. At 6 a.m. this morning, the Minnesota State Lottery launched the Lottery's newest Minnesota only, daily all-cash lotto game called Northstar Cash.
- Kentucky lottery advertising changed in response to suit. The Kentucky Lottery altered a promotional brochure's language after Ronald Hub sued to say winners are randomly selected, rather than the one-digit numbers being randomly generated.
- Auburndale Man Buys $14 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot Ticket. An Auburndale (Polk Co.) man's trip to North Florida truly paid off this weekend. While visiting relatives west of Chipley (Washington Co.), he bought the winning Florida Lotto ticket for the Oct. 4 drawing. On his way back home to Auburndale Monday, he collected his estimated $14 million jackpot prize.
- Lottery work moving ahead of schedule. The chief executive officer of the Tennessee lottery said yesterday that she is expecting upward of 20,000 applications for the lottery's approximately 300 jobs.
- Lynchburg couple ’in a daze’ at lottery win. James Featherston, 69, and his wife, Martha, both of Lynchburg, Virginia, won the $17.6 million Lotto South drawing held Sept. 17. They and their son, James Jr., were at Hotel Roanoke on Monday afternoon for a check presentation ceremony led by Virginia Lottery Executive Director Penelope Kyle.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$470 Million
Oct 9, 2018
- 2.$282 Million
Oct 10, 2018
- 3.$215 Million
Oct 9, 2004
- 4.€190 Million
Oct 8, 2019
- 5.$205 Million
Oct 8, 2005
- 6.€129 Million
Oct 8, 2010
- 7.€156 Million
Oct 7, 2016
- 8.€153.37 Million
Oct 8, 2016
- 9.€119 Million
Oct 7, 2011
- 10.$145 Million
Oct 9, 2009
- 11.€111 Million
Oct 7, 2014
- 12.$136 Million
Oct 7, 2014
- 13.$112 Million
Oct 7, 2017
- 14.$108 Million
Oct 9, 2013
- 15.€90 Million
Oct 7, 2016
- 16.€80 Million
Oct 13, 2006
- 17.$91 Million
Oct 8, 2016
- 18.$88 Million
Oct 8, 2003
- 19.$82 Million
Oct 9, 2002
- 20.$80 Million
Oct 9, 2019
- 21.$71 Million
Oct 8, 2011
- 22.€61 Million
Oct 12, 2018
- 23.$70 Million
Oct 8, 2014
- 24.$65 Million
Oct 9, 2015
- 25.$64 Million
Oct 7, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Oct 7, 1989
30 years old
Sunday, Oct 7, 1984
35 years old
Thursday, Oct 7, 1982
37 years old
Wednesday, Oct 7, 1981
38 years old
Wednesday, Oct 7, 1970
49 years old
Saturday, Oct 7, 1967
52 years old
Saturday, Oct 7, 1961
58 years old
Monday, Oct 7, 1957
62 years old
Thursday, Oct 7, 1954
65 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to 800.
- The second version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, version 0.1.1j, is released for Android only.
- Asteroid 2008 TC3 impacts the Earth over Sudan, the first time an asteroid impact is detected prior to its entry into earth's atmosphere.
- The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Hezbollah militants capture three Israeli Defense Force soldiers in a cross-border raid.
- Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
- Fox News Channel begins broadcasting.
- The flood of '93 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
- Croatian War of Independence: Bombing of Banski dvori in Zagreb, Croatia.
- A hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice near Alaska; the situation becomes a multinational effort to free the whales.
- Sikh nationalists declare the independence of Khalistan from India; it is not internationally recognized.
- The Mameyes landslide kills almost 200 people in Puerto Rico.
- Four men from the Palestine Liberation Front hijack the MS Achille Lauro off the coast of Egypt.
- The Fourth Soviet Constitution is adopted.
- President Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
- The Soviet probe Luna 3 transmits the first-ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
- The 1958 Pakistani coup d'état inaugurates a prolonged period of military rule.
- The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
- Mother Teresa establishes the Missionaries of Charity.
- The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
- World War II: During an uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down Crematorium IV.
- World War II: The McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
- Air France is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of five French airlines.
- Photius II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
- Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes prime minister of Greece for a short period of time.
- KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
- Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
- The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
- Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the "Twofold Covenant" and create the Dual Alliance.
- Franco-Prussian War: Léon Gambetta escapes the siege of Paris in a hot-air balloon.
- Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
- American Civil War: A US Navy ship captures a Confederate raider in a Brazilian seaport.
- Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
- Morea expedition: The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force.
- The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
- French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captures the British 38-gun Kent.
- American Revolutionary War: American militia defeat royalist irregulars led by British major Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
- American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
- King George III issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of the Alleghenies to white settlements.
- The charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
- The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Ottoman Navy suffers its first defeat.
- War of the League of Cambrai: Spain defeats Venice.
- Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.
- Venetian-Genoese wars: The Genoese fleet under a French admiral is defeated by a Venetian fleet.
- 3761 BC
- The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar.
Births On This Day
- Princess Senate Seeiso, Princess of Lesotho
- Trent Alexander-Arnold, English professional footballer
- Lyndon Dykes, Australian professional soccer player
- Lloyd Jones, English professional footballer
- Bram van Vlerken, Dutch professional football player
- Mathias Dyngeland, Norwegian footballer
- Mookie Betts, American baseball player
- Lay, Chinese singer-songwriter and actor
- Sebastián Coates, Uruguayan footballer
- Trent Merrin, Australian rugby league player
- Diego da Silva Costa, Brazilian footballer
- Lauren Mayberry, Scottish singer-songwriter
- Jeremy Brockie, New Zealand footballer
- Aiden English, American wrestler
- Sam Querrey, American tennis player
- Chase Daniel, American football player
- Lee Nguyen, American soccer player
- Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer
- Bree Olson, American porn actress and producer
- Amy Satterthwaite, New Zealand cricketer
- Evan Longoria, American baseball player
- Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
- Toma Ikuta, Japanese actor and singer
- Simon Poulsen, Danish footballer
- Zachary Wyatt, American soldier and politician
- Archie Bland, English journalist and author
- Dwayne Bravo, Trinidadian cricketer
- Flying Lotus, American rapper, DJ, and producer
- Scottie Upshall, Canadian ice hockey player
- Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer
- Jermain Defoe, English footballer
- Robby Ginepri, American tennis player
- Li Yundi, Chinese pianist
- Lockett Pundt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
- Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor
- Shawn Ashmore, Canadian actor
- Alison Balsom, English trumpet player and educator
- Alesha Dixon, English singer-songwriter and dancer
- Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer
- Antoine Revoy, French comics writer and illustrator
- Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer
- Taylor Hicks, American singer-songwriter
- Gilberto Silva, Brazilian footballer
- Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Charles Woodson, American football player
- Giorgos Karadimos, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Damian Kulash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tim Minchin, English-Australian comedian, actor, and singer
- Rune Glifberg, Danish skateboarder
- Ruslan Nigmatullin, Russian footballer
- Charlotte Perrelli, Swedish singer
- Dida, Brazilian footballer
- Priest Holmes, American football player
- Sami Hyypiä, Finnish footballer and manager
- Grigol Mgaloblishvili, Georgian politician and diplomat, 7th Prime Minister of Georgia
- Marlou Aquino, Filipino basketball player
- Ben Younger, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Daniel Boucher, Canadian singer and actor
- Bobbie Brown, American model and actress
- Malia Hosaka, American wrestler
- Per Mathisen, Norwegian bass player and composer
- Maria Whittaker, English model, actress, and singer
- Thom Yorke, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Michelle Alexander, American law professor, author and activist
- Peter Baker, English golfer
- Toni Braxton, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Luke Haines, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Sherman Alexie, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker
- Marco Beltrami, Italian-American composer and conductor
- Janet Shaw, Australian cyclist and author (d. 2012)
- Genji Hashimoto, Japanese race car driver
- Kumiko Watanabe, Japanese voice actress
- Sam Brown, English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer
- Dan Savage, American LGBT rights activist, journalist and television producer
- Paul Stewart, English footballer
- Dave Bronconnier, Canadian businessman and politician, 35th Mayor of Calgary
- Micky Flanagan, English comedian
- William Johnson, German-English cricketer
- Brian Mannix, Australian singer-songwriter
- Tony Sparano, American football player and coach (d. 2018)
- Kevin Boyle, American historian and author
- Dylan Baker, American actor
- Simon Cowell, English businessman and producer, created The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent
- Lourdes Flores, Peruvian lawyer and politician
- Jean-Marc Fournier, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Brazo de Oro, Mexican wrestler (d. 2017)
- Joey Marquez, Filipino basketball player, actor, and politician
- Michael W. Smith, American singer-songwriter and actor
- Jayne Torvill, English figure skater
- Steve Bainbridge, English rugby player
- Mike Shipley, Australian-English sound engineer and producer (d. 2013)
- Brian Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist and author
- Bill Henson, Australian photographer
- Yo-Yo Ma, French-American cellist and educator
- Linda Griffiths, Canadian actress and playwright (d. 2014)
- Margus Lepa, Estonian journalist and actor
- Tico Torres, American drummer
- Vladimir Putin, Russian colonel and politician, 4th President of Russia
- Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
- Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer
- Enki Bilal, French comic book creator, comics artist and film director
- John Mellencamp, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Dick Jauron, American football player and coach
- Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian colonel, economist, and politician, 4th President of Tanzania
- Dave Hope, American bass player and priest
- Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist
- John F. B. Mitchell, English climatologist and author
- Stephen Rucker, American composer
- Chris Bambridge, Australian footballer and referee
- John Brass, Australian rugby player and coach
- Catharine MacKinnon, American lawyer, activist, and author
- Kevin Godley, English singer-songwriter and director
- David Wallace, Scottish physicist and academic
- Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1979)
- Donald Tsang, Chinese civil servant and politician, 2nd Chief Executive of Hong Kong
- José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player and coach
- Oliver North, American colonel, journalist, and author
- Joy Behar, American talk show host, comedian and television personality
- Bruce Vento, American educator and politician (d. 2000)
- John Hopcroft, American computer scientist and author
- Clive James, Australian television host, author, and critic
- Harry Kroto, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
- Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Congolese cardinal
- Bill Snyder, American football player and coach
- Ann Jones, English tennis player and sportscaster
- Christopher Booker, English journalist and author
- Chet Powers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1994)
- Maria Szyszkowska, Polish academic and politician
- Michael Hurll, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Thomas Keneally, Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist
- Amiri Baraka, American poet, playwright, and academic (d. 2014)
- Ulrike Meinhof, German far-left terrorist, co-founder of the Red Army Faction, journalist (d. 1976)
- Julian Thompson, English general and historian
- Harold Dunaway, American race car driver and pilot (d. 2012)
- Joannes Gijsen, Dutch bishop (d. 2013)
- Cotton Fitzsimmons, American basketball player and coach (d. 2004)
- Tommy Lewis, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
- R. Sivagurunathan, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and academic (d. 2003)
- Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Curtis Crider, American race car driver (d. 2012)
- Graeme Ferguson, Canadian director and producer, co-founded the IMAX Corporation
- Mariano Gagnon, American Catholic priest and author (d. 2017)
- Robert Westall, English journalist and author (d. 1993)
- José Messias, Brazilian composer, singer, writer, host and critic (d. 2015)
- Ali Kafi, Pakistani politician (d. 2013)
- Lorna Wing, English autism researcher (d.2014)
- Al Martino, American singer and actor (d. 2009)
- R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist and author (d. 1989)
- Demetrio González, Spanish-Mexican film actor and singer (d. 2015)
- Irma Grese, German SS officer (d. 1945)
- Břetislav Pojar, Czech animator and director (d. 2012)
- Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 2002)
- Grady Hatton, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)
- William Zinsser, American journalist and critic (d. 2015)
- Raymond Goethals, Belgian footballer and coach (d. 2004)
- Georg Leber, German soldier and politician, German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
- Jack Rowley, English footballer and manager (d. 1998)
- Henriette Avram, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)
- Zelman Cowen, Australian academic and politician, 19th Governor-General of Australia (d. 2011)
- Georges Duby, French historian and author (d. 1996)
- Harry V. Jaffa, American historian, philosopher, and academic (d. 2015)
- June Allyson, American actress (d. 2006)
- Begum Akhtar, Indian actress (d. 1974)
- Sarah Churchill, English actress (d. 1982)
- Alfred Drake, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
- Herman Keiser, American golfer (d. 2003)
- Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1987)
- Raimond Valgre, Estonian pianist, guitarist, and composer (d. 1949)
- Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian architect and politician, 85th President of Peru (d. 2002)
- Peter Walker, English race car driver (d. 1984)
- Vaughn Monroe, American singer, trumpet player, and bandleader (d. 1973)
- Henry Plumer McIlhenny, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1986)
- Anni Blomqvist, Finnish author (d. 1990)
- Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian-American pianist and educator (d. 1995)
- Erastus Corning 2nd, American soldier and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany (d. 1983)
- Helen MacInnes, Scottish-American librarian and author (d. 1985)
- Andy Devine, American actor (d. 1977)
- Armando Castellazzi, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1968)
- Heinrich Himmler, German commander and politician (d. 1945)
- Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (d. 1975)
- Thakin Mya, Burmese lawyer and politician (d. 1947)
- Paulino Alcántara, Spanish Filipino football player and manager (d. 1964)
- Maurice Grevisse, Belgian linguist and author (d. 1980)
- Del Lord, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1970)
- Alice Dalgliesh, Trinidadian-American author and publisher (d. 1979)
- Dwain Esper, American director and producer (d. 1982)
- Robert Z. Leonard, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)
- Henry A. Wallace, American agronomist and politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965)
- Edna Meade Colson, African American educator and activist (d. 1985)
- Jack Russell, English cricketer and coach (d. 1961)
- Niels Bohr, Danish physicist and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
- Claud Ashton Jones, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1948)
- Harold Geiger, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1927)
- Mikhail Drozdovsky, Ukrainian-Russian general (d. 1918)
- Joe Hill, Swedish-born American labor activist and poet (d. 1915)
- Louis Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1934)
- Uncle Dave Macon, American old-time country banjo player, singer-songwriter, and comedian (d. 1952)
- Wlodimir Ledóchowski, Polish-Austrian religious leader, 26th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
- Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Greek general and politician (d. 1936)
- James Whitcomb Riley, American poet and author (d. 1916)
- Nicholas I of Montenegro (d. 1921)
- Henri Elzéar Taschereau, Canadian scholar and jurist, 4th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1911)
- Felix Draeseke, German composer and educator (d. 1913)
- Charles Crozat Converse, American lawyer and composer (d. 1918)
- Richard H. Anderson, American general (d. 1879)
- Ann Eliza Smith, American author and patriot (d. 1905)
- Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, French instrument maker and businessman (d. 1875)
- Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1871)
- Solomon Sibley, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 1st Mayor of Detroit (d. 1846)
- Charles XIII of Sweden (d. 1818)
- William Billings, American composer and educator (d. 1800)
- Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and politician, War Governor of Saint Petersburg (d. 1819)
- Caesar Rodney, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware (d. 1784)
- Granville Elliott, English general (d. 1759)
- Roger de Piles, French painter (d. 1709)
- Captain John Underhill, English settler and soldier (d. 1672)
- Pierre Le Muet, French architect (d. 1669)
- Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria (d. 1631)
- Isaac Massa, Dutch diplomat (d. 1643)
- John Marston, English poet and playwright (d. 1634)
- William Laud, English archbishop and academic (d. 1645)
- Ernest, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (d. 1553)
- Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden (d. 1536)
- Frederick I of Denmark (d. 1533)
- Elizabeth of Luxembourg (d. 1442)
- Grand Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (d. 1339)
- 13 BC
- Drusus Julius Caesar, Roman politician (d. 23 AD)
Deaths On This Day
- Ross Higgins, Australian actor, comedian (b. 1930)
- Harry Gallatin, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)
- Hossein Hamadani, Iranian general (b. 1951)
- W. R. Mitchell, English journalist and author (b. 1928)
- Jurelang Zedkaia, Marshallese politician, 5th President of the Marshall Islands (b. 1950)
- Nika Kiladze, Georgian footballer (b. 1988)
- Siegfried Lenz, Polish-German author and playwright (b. 1926)
- Iva Withers, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1917)
- Mick Buckley, English footballer (b. 1953)
- Patrice Chéreau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
- David E. Jeremiah, American admiral (b. 1934)
- Leandro Mendoza, Filipino police officer and politician, 36th Executive Secretary of the Philippines (b. 1946)
- Joe Rogers, American lawyer and politician, 45th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (b. 1964)
- Mervyn M. Dymally, Trinidadian-American politician, 41st Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1926)
- Ivo Michiels, Belgian-French author and poet (b. 1923)
- Wiley Reed, American-Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)
- Ramiz Alia, Albanian politician, 1st President of Albania (b. 1925)
- Andrew Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1926)
- T Lavitz, American keyboard player, composer, and producer (b. 1956)
- Milka Planinc, Croatian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1924)
- Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
- Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)
- George E. Sangmeister, American lawyer and politician (b. 1931)
- Julen Goikoetxea, Spanish cyclist (b. 1985)
- Anna Politkovskaya, American-Russian journalist and activist (b. 1958)
- Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (b. 1949)
- Tony Lanfranchi, English race car driver (b. 1935)
- Izzy Asper, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
- Arthur Berger, American composer and educator (b. 1912)
- Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
- Herblock, American cartoonist and author (b. 1909)
- Christopher Adams, English-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1955)
- Roger Gaudry, Canadian chemist and businessman (b. 1913)
- Cees de Vreugd, Dutch strongman and weightlifter (b. 1952)
- Lou Lichtveld, Surinamese-Dutch author, playwright, and politician (b. 1903)
- Ivan Hutchinson, Australian film critic and author (b. 1928)
- Olga Taussky-Todd, Austrian-Czech-American mathematician, attendant of the Vienna Circle (b. 1906)
- Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish-English physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (b. 1910)
- Allan Bloom, American philosopher and educator (b. 1930)
- Babu Karam Singh Bal, Indian businessman and politician (b.1927)
- Harry W. Brown, American colonel and pilot (b. 1921)
- Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (b. 1905)
- Darren Millane, Australian footballer (b. 1965)
- Beatrice Hutton, Australian architect (b. 1893)
- Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1904)
- George O. Abell, American astronomer, professor at UCLA, science popularizer, and skeptic (b. 1927)
- Alphonse-Marie Parent, Canadian priest and academic (b. 1906)
- Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
- Norman Angell, English journalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)
- Grigoris Asikis, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1890)
- Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (b. 1921)
- Clarence Birdseye, American businessman, founded Birds Eye (b. 1886)
- Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips (b. 1874)
- Willis Haviland Carrier, American engineer (b. 1876)
- Helmut Lent, German colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
- Radclyffe Hall, English author and poet (b. 1880)
- Harvey Williams Cushing, American neurosurgeon and academic (b. 1869)
- Alexander Peacock, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Victoria (b. 1861)
- Emil Kraepelin, German psychologist and academic (b. 1856)
- Christy Mathewson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)
- Alfred Deakin, Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
- John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist and physician (b. 1835)
- Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
- Isabella Bird, English historian and explorer (b. 1831)
- Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician and academic (b. 1832)
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician, author, and poet (b. 1809)
- Bernard Petitjean, French Roman Catholic missionary to Japan (b. 1829)
- Edgar Allan Poe, American short story writer, poet, and critic (b. 1809)
- Thomas Reid, Scottish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1710)
- Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician, President of the Board of Trade (b. 1718)
- George Mason, American lawyer and politician (b. 1725)
- Henry Muhlenberg, German-American pastor and missionary (b. 1711)
- John Woolman, American preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
- Guru Gobind Singh, Indian 10th Sikh guru (b. 1666)
- Fausto Poli, Italian cardinal (b. 1581)
- Jacques Sirmond, French scholar (b. 1559)
- Victor Amadeus I, duke of Savoy (b. 1587)
- Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish-Lithuanian commander (b. 1547)
- Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian poet, playwright, and diplomat (b. 1538)
- George Gascoigne, English soldier, courtier, and poet (b. 1535)
- Sufi Ali Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, Ottoman Governor of Egypt
- Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Danish queen consort of Christian III of Denmark (b. 1511)
- Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (b. 1500)
- Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Italian nobleman (b. 1417)
- Jean Poton de Xaintrailles, follower of Joan of Arc (b. c. 1390)
- Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician (b. 1338)
- Eleanor de Bohun, English noblewoman (b. 1304)
- Ezzelino III da Romano, Italian ruler
- Juntoku, Japanese emperor (b. 1197)
- Qian Chu, king of Wuyue (b. 929)
- Shi Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (b. 919)
- Xiao, Chinese Khitan empress dowager
- Zhen, Chinese Khitan empress consort
- Li, Chinese empress consort
- Charles the Simple, French king (b. 879)
- Montoku, Japanese emperor (b. 826)
- Mark, pope of the Catholic Church