On This Day in History: October 8
October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 84 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- €190m EuroMillions lottery jackpot will be won tonight, no matter what. The EuroMillions jackpot of €190 million (US$209 million) will have to be won on Tuesday night no matter what happens, with the odds of claiming at least a share of the top prize effectively falling from 140 million to 1 to a considerably more manageable 7 million to 1 due to a never-before enforced rule.
- Texas Lottery Director joins Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. Public Gaming Research Institute has inducted Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, to its Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.
- Jamaican DJ to plead guilty in lottery scam. A prominent Jamaican disc jockey charged for his role in a lottery scam targeting older people in the Dakotas and elsewhere is scheduled to plead guilty.
- Lottery jackpot probe heats up after immunity deal. Investigators trying to unravel the mystery behind a bogus claim for a $14.3 million multi-state Hot Lotto jackpot won in Iowa in 2011 have received valuable information from a man in Canada who was granted limited immunity, state officials said Tuesday.
- California woman receives surprise $1 million lottery check. A California woman was led to believe she'd be accepting a $1,000 prize, but when she got to the party, lottery officials surprised her with a check for $1 million.
- Florida Lottery installing more instant ticket vending machines. The Florida Lottery will begin installing an additional 500 instant ticket vending machines around the state next week because they've become so popular with players.
- Greenbrier resort offers table games to guests, plans video lottery. Less than a month after getting its licence to offer gambling, West Virginia's historic Greenbrier resort has opened the Tavern Casino, an onsite facility for guests with table games including blackjack, three-card poker and roulette.
- Grocer, couple cash in on lottery. Two big winners from New York recently claimed their separate multi-million dollar prizes at a press conference.
- N.Y. family wins $3M top prize in lottery scratch-off game. On Sept. 22, a Spring Valley family won $3 million, becoming the first winners of the top prize in New York's $10 Money scratch-off game.
- 22 postal workers win $10.2M Powerball lottery jackpot. 22 postal workers who work at the Philadelphia Bulk Mail Center are sharing the joy of winning the $10.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot on Saturday.
- Lottery ticket has all the numbers, but 7 seconds late. Joel Ifergan came within seven seconds of becoming a multi-millionaire, and he's ready to go to court to claim his windfall.
- Man bowled-over by second lottery win. A Kansas man whose girlfriend was physically stuck to the toilet in their home won $20,000 in the state Lottery, for the second time this year.
- CBS publishes second hatchet job on lottery. CBS News, currently the lowest-rated broadcast network of the "big three", today ran its second story in the past month attempting to dig dirt on lotteries in America.
- Britain may become the online gambling capital. Britain may bring in legislation allowing London-listed Internet gambling companies to move their headquarters to Britain, taking advantage of the United States legislature's faulty attempts to ban the popular online activity.
- Players cross the border for Powerball. Mississippi may not participate in the multistate Powerball, but that doesn't stop its residents from crossing the state line for a chance to be the lucky winner.
- Settlement reached in Mass. scratch ticket dispute. After two years of squabbling over the ownership of a $4 million winning scratch ticket, the litigants embroiled in a lawsuit agreed to a settlement in an effort to avoid another civil trial.
- New Oregon Lottery Director Appointed. Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has chosen Marion County District Attorney Dale Penn as the new director of the Oregon Lottery.
- N.D. Eroding Minnesota Lottery Sales. The North Dakota Lottery has taken a bite out of Minnesota Lottery Powerball sales in border cities, according to a Minnesota Lottery official.
- One winner in Mega Millions. One ticket sold in Georgia won Tuesday's multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $12 million, lottery officials said.
- Neighbor states may lose lottery windfall. A solitary billboard between Nashville and the Kentucky state line tells the story of what surrounding states have to lose - or possibly gain - when Tennessee begins its own lottery next year.
- LA Lottery Will Honor Misprinted Game Tickets. Tickets for three Louisiana lottery games - Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash Quest - that were purchased Tuesday between 1:35 p.m. and 2:11 p.m. for Tuesday night's drawing were inadvertently generated for Wednesday's drawing.
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.€166 Million
Oct 11, 2016
- 7.€129 Million
Oct 8, 2010
- 8.€153.37 Million
Oct 8, 2016
- 9.€128 Million
Oct 10, 2014
- 10.$150 Million
Oct 10, 2014
- 11.$145 Million
Oct 9, 2009
- 12.$128 Million
Oct 11, 2017
- 13.$108 Million
Oct 9, 2013
- 14.€80 Million
Oct 13, 2006
- 15.€90 Million
Oct 14, 2016
- 16.$91 Million
Oct 8, 2016
- 17.$88 Million
Oct 8, 2003
- 18.$82 Million
Oct 9, 2002
- 19.$80 Million
Oct 9, 2019
- 20.$71 Million
Oct 8, 2011
- 21.€61 Million
Oct 12, 2018
- 22.$70 Million
Oct 8, 2014
- 23.$67 Million
Oct 10, 2009
- 24.$65 Million
Oct 11, 2005
- 24.$65 Million
Oct 9, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Oct 8, 1987
32 years old
Thursday, Oct 8, 1970
49 years old
Friday, Oct 8, 1965
54 years old
Saturday, Oct 8, 1960
59 years old
Monday, Oct 8, 1956
63 years old
Monday, Oct 8, 1956
63 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.
- Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.
- The 7.6 Mw Kashmir earthquake leaves 86,000-87,351 people dead, 69,000-75,266 injured, and 2.8 million homeless.
- A twin engine Cessna and a Scandinavian Airlines System jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.
- U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
- Upon the expiration of the Brioni Agreement, Croatia and Slovenia sever all official relations with Yugoslavia.
- Second Intifada: Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock.
- Poland bans Solidarity and all other trade unions.
- Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
- Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
- Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
- Yom Kippur War: Israel loses more than 150 tanks in a failed attack on Egyptian-occupied positions.
- Spyros Markezinis begins his 48-day term as prime minister in an abortive attempt to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.
- The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago.
- Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
- Der Spiegel publishes an article disclosing the sorry state of the Bundeswehr, and is soon accused of treason.
- The New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
- The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
- World War II: Captain Bobbie Brown earns a Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Crucifix Hill, just outside Aachen.
- World War II: Around 30 civilians are executed by Friedrich Schubert's paramilitary group in Kallikratis, Crete.
- World War II: During the preliminaries of the Battle of Rostov, German forces reach the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
- World War II: Germany annexes western Poland.
- KDKA in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
- World War I: Corporal Alvin C. York kills 28 German soldiers and captures 132, winning the Medal of Honor.
- The First Balkan War begins when Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire.
- Korean Empress Myeongseong is assassinated by Japanese infiltrators.
- War of the Pacific: The Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos.
- The Great Chicago Fire and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire break out.
- American Civil War: The Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted at the Battle of Perryville.
- The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident.
- Stephenson's Rocket wins the Rainhill Trials.
- The Peruvian Navy is established during the War of Independence.
- The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bavaria and Austria.
- Jeanne Mance open the first lay hospital in North America.
- The Union of Brest: The Ukrainian Church west of the Dnieper becomes known as the Ukrainian Rite of Roman Church.
- End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in the Eighty Years' War.
- The Great stand on the Ugra river puts an end to Tartar rule over Moscow
- Mladen II Šubić of Bribir is deposed as the Croatian Ban after the Battle of Bliska.
- Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
- Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
- Frankish forces led by Louis the Younger prevent a West Frankish invasion and defeat emperor Charles II ("the Bald").
- The first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins.
- Constantine I defeats Roman Emperor Licinius, who loses his European territories.
Births On This Day
- Ángela Aguilar, Mexican-American singer
- Bella Thorne, American actress
- Steven Bergwijn, Dutch footballer
- Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spanish tennis player
- Sara Takanashi, Japanese ski jumper
- G Herbo, American rapper
- Luca Hänni, Swiss singer-songwriter
- Yoshikazu Fujita, Japanese rugby union player
- Garbiñe Muguruza, Spanish tennis player
- Barbara Palvin, Hungarian model and actress
- Molly Quinn, American actress and producer
- Darrell Wallace, Jr., American race car driver
- Maria João Koehler, Portuguese tennis player
- Lidziya Marozava, Belarusian tennis player
- Jordan McLean, Australian rugby league player
- Rachel Klamer, Zimbabwean-Dutch triathlete
- Sione Lousi, New Zealand rugby league player
- Mahmut Temür, Turkish footballer
- Armand Traoré, French footballer
- Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer
- Hassan Maatouk, Lebanese footballer
- Taylor Price, American football player
- Louis Dodds, English footballer
- Michele Sepe, Italian rugby player
- Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Eiji Wentz, Japanese singer-songwriter
- Elliphant, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper
- Domenik Hixon, American football player
- Mario Cassano, Italian footballer
- Michael Fraser, Scottish footballer
- Mihkel Kukk, Estonian javelin thrower
- Abhishek Nayar, Indian cricketer
- Travis Pastrana, American motorcycle racer
- Phil Mustard, English cricketer
- Miloš Pavlović, Serbian race car driver
- Annemiek van Vleuten, Dutch cyclist
- Vladimir Kisenkov, Russian footballer
- Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
- Nick Cannon, American actor, rapper, and producer
- Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, American wrestler
- Paul Burchill, English wrestler
- Gregori Chad Petree, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Alexander Shelley, English conductor
- Antonino D'Agostino, Italian footballer
- Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player and coach
- Anne-Caroline Chausson, French cyclist
- Jamie Marchi, American voice actress, director, and screenwriter
- Erna Siikavirta, Finnish singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Karina Bacchi, Brazilian model and actress
- Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player and coach
- Renate Groenewold, Dutch speed skater and cyclist
- Kevyn Adams, American ice hockey player and coach
- Fredrik Modin, Swedish ice hockey player
- Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
- Jim Fairchild, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Kari Korhonen, Finnish cartoonist
- Terry Balsamo, American guitarist and songwriter
- Stanislav Varga, Slovak footballer and manager
- Marc Ellis, New Zealand rugby player and television host
- David Gauke, English lawyer and politician
- Pınar Selek, Turkish sociologist, author, and academic
- Monty Williams, American basketball player and coach
- Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, Congolese colonel
- Matt Damon, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Anne-Marie Duff, English actress
- Sadiq Khan, English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Transport, Mayor of London
- Sisaundra Lewis, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video game designer and director
- Jeremy Davies, American actor
- Dylan Neal, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Ali Benarbia, Algerian footballer
- Zvonimir Boban, Croatian footballer and sportscaster
- Garry Hocking, Australian footballer
- Emily Procter, American actress
- CL Smooth, American rapper and producer
- Leeroy Thornhill, English keyboard player and DJ
- Yvonne Reyes, Venezuelan television host and actress
- Teddy Riley, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)
- Karyn Parsons, American actress and producer
- Matt Biondi, American swimmer and coach
- Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Harri Koskela, Finnish wrestler
- C. J. Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Jakob Arjouni, German author (d. 2013)
- Ian Hart, English actor
- CeCe Winans, American singer-songwriter
- Steve Perry, American ska singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cherry Poppin' Daddies)
- Richard Lintern, British actor
- Bruno Thiry, Belgian race car driver
- Chen Xiaoxia, Chinese diver
- Steven Bernstein, American trumpet player and composer
- Jon Stevens, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter (Noiseworks)
- Simon Burke, Australian actor and producer
- Ted Kooshian, American pianist and composer
- Andrea Anastasi, Italian volleyball player and coach
- Reed Hastings, American businessman, co-founded Netflix
- Rano Karno, Indonesian actor and politician
- Ralf Minge, German footballer and manager
- François Pérusse, Canadian singer-songwriter and comedian
- Mike Teague, English rugby player
- Tommy Armour III, American golfer
- Nick Bakay, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Gavin Friday, Irish singer-songwriter, actor, and producer
- Erik Gundersen, Danish motorcycle racer
- Peter Horrocks, English journalist and producer
- Mike Morgan, American baseball player and coach
- Carlos I. Noriega, Peruvian-American colonel and astronaut
- Daniel Ribacoff, Brazilian-American polygraph examiner
- Steve Coll, American journalist and author
- Bret Lott, American journalist, author, and academic
- Ursula von der Leyen, Belgian-German physician and politician, Defense Minister of Germany
- Ruffin McNeill, American football player and coach
- Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer and manager
- Jeff Lahti, American baseball player
- Janice E. Voss, American engineer and astronaut (d. 2012)
- Bill Elliott, American race car driver
- Alain Ferté, French race car driver
- Darrell Hammond, American comedian and actor
- Paul Lennon, Australian politician, 42nd Premier of Tasmania
- Lonnie Pitchford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
- Huub Rothengatter, Dutch race car driver and manager
- Robert Saxton, English composer and educator
- Takis Koroneos, Greek basketball player and coach
- Jan Marijnissen, Dutch journalist and politician
- Edward Zwick, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Jack O'Connell, American educator and politician
- Timo Salonen, Finnish race car driver
- Shannon C. Stimson, American philosopher, historian, and theorist
- Robert "Kool" Bell, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Blake Morrison, English poet, author, and academic
- Jerry Bittle, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
- Ashawna Hailey, American computer scientist and philanthropist (d. 2011)
- Mark Hopkinson, American mass murderer and proxy killer (d. 1992)
- Hamish Stuart, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Sigourney Weaver, American actress and producer
- Benjamin Cheever, American journalist and author
- Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
- Johnny Ramone, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)
- Richard Morris, English archaeologist, historian, and author
- Emiel Puttemans, Belgian runner
- Stephen Shore, American photographer and educator
- Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian scholar, activist, and politician
- Jean-Jacques Beineix, French director and producer
- Dennis Kucinich, American journalist and politician, 53rd Mayor of Cleveland
- Bel Mooney, English journalist and author
- Jon Ekerold, South African motorcycle racer
- Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- Susan Raye, American country music singer
- Chevy Chase, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- R. L. Stine, American author, screenwriter, and producer
- Stanley Bates, English actor and screenwriter
- Jesse Jackson, American minister and activist
- Shane Stevens, American author
- George Bellamy, English singer, guitarist, and producer
- Fred Cash, American soul singer
- Paul Hogan, Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Elvīra Ozoliņa, Latvian javelin thrower
- Harvey Pekar, American author and critic (d. 2010)
- Lynne Stewart, American lawyer and criminal
- William Corlett, English author and playwright (d. 2005)
- Walter Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey coach and author
- Fred Stolle, Australian-American tennis player and sportscaster
- Bronislovas Lubys, Lithuanian businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Lithuania (d. 2011)
- Merle Park, British ballerina and educator
- Paul Schell, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Seattle (d. 2014)
- Rona Barrett, American journalist and businesswoman
- Albert Roux, French-English chef
- Kader Asmal, South African academic and politician (d. 2011)
- Gerry Hitchens, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)
- James Holshouser, American lawyer and politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2013)
- Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player and police officer
- Bill Brown, Scottish-Canadian footballer (d. 2004)
- Pepper Adams, American saxophonist and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) (d. 1986)
- Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2013)
- Faith Ringgold, American painter and activist
- Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer and theorist (d. 1996)
- Betty Boothroyd, English academic and politician, British Speaker of the House of Commons
- Didi, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2001)
- M. Russell Ballard, American lieutenant and religious leader
- Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer
- Bill Maynard, English actor (d. 2018)
- Jim Elliot, American missionary and translator (d. 1956)
- César Milstein, Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
- Raaj Kumar, Pakistani-Indian police officer and actor (d. 1996)
- Álvaro Magaña, Salvadoran economist and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 2001)
- Alphons Egli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 77th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2016)
- Aloísio Lorscheider, Brazilian cardinal (d. 2007)
- Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (d. 2006)
- John Nelder, English mathematician and statistician (d. 2010)
- Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2007)
- Herbert B. Leonard, American production manager and producer (d. 2006)
- Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)
- Frank Herbert, American journalist, photographer, and author (d. 1986)
- Jack McGrath, American racing driver (d. 1955)
- Kiichi Miyazawa, Japanese politician, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2007)
- Halfdan Hegtun, Norwegian radio host and politician (d. 2012)
- Jens Christian Skou, Danish chemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
- Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
- Walter Lord, American historian and author (d. 2002)
- Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)
- Rodney Robert Porter, English biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
- Robert R. Gilruth, American pilot and engineer (d. 2000)
- Marios Makrionitis, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Athens (d. 1959)
- Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
- Paulette Dubost, French actress (d. 2011)
- Gus Hall, American soldier and politician (d. 2000)
- Helmut Kallmeyer, German chemist and soldier (d. 2006)
- Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (d. 2003)
- Ezekias Papaioannou, Greek-Cypriot politician (d. 1988)
- Richard Sharpe Shaver, American author and illustrator (d. 1975)
- Yves Giraud-Cabantous, French race car driver (d. 1973)
- Georgy Geshev, Bulgarian chess player (d. 1937)
- Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and theorist (d. 1977)
- Mark Oliphant, Australian physicist, humanitarian and politician, Governor of South Australia (d. 2000)
- Rouben Mamoulian, Georgian-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
- Marcel Herrand, French actor (d. 1953)
- Julien Duvivier, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1967)
- Zog I of Albania (d. 1961)
- Juan Perón, Argentinian general and politician, 29th President of Argentina (d. 1974)
- Clarence Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
- Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet and author (d. 1941)
- Snuffy Browne, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1964)
- Eddie Rickenbacker, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1973)
- Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
- R. Fraser Armstrong, Canadian engineer (d. 1983)
- Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (d. 1966)
- Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist and author (d. 1964)
- Ping Bodie, American baseball player (d. 1961)
- Donie Bush, American baseball player, manager, and team owner (d. 1972)
- Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (d. 1942)
- Dick Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
- Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
- Harry McClintock, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 1957)
- Huntley Gordon, Canadian-American actor (d. 1956)
- Hans Heysen, German-Australian painter (d. 1968)
- Frederick Montague, 1st Baron Amwell, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1966)
- Laurence Doherty, English tennis player and golfer (d. 1919)
- Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish chemist and astronomer (d. 1967)
- Alexey Shchusev, Russian architect and academic, designed Lenin's Mausoleum (d. 1949)
- Mary Engle Pennington, American bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer (d. 1952)
- Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (d. 1937)
- Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1955)
- Edythe Chapman, American actress (d. 1948)
- John D. Batten, British painter, printmaker and illustrator (d.1932)
- Henry Louis Le Châtelier, French chemist and academic (d. 1936)
- Pierre De Geyter, Belgian composer (d. 1932)
- Rose Scott, Australian activist (d. 1925)
- Salomon Kalischer, German pianist, composer, and physicist (d. 1924)
- Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (d. 1905)
- John Henninger Reagan, American judge and politician, 3rd Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
- Harriet Taylor Mill, English philosopher and activist (d. 1858)
- John Ruggles, American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)
- William John Swainson, English-New Zealand ornithologist and entomologist (d. 1855)
- Harman Blennerhassett, English-Irish lawyer and politician (d. 1831)
- Princess Sophia Albertina of Sweden (d. 1829)
- Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician (d. 1807)
- Michel Benoist, French scientist and missionary (d. 1774)
- Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and author (d. 1793)
- Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (d. 1764)
- John Clarke, English physician (d. 1676)
- Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer (d. 1672)
- Jacques Auguste de Thou, French historian (d. 1617)
- Giulio Caccini, Italian composer (d. 1618)
- Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas (d. 1578)
- Narapatisithu, king of Burma (d. 1211)
- 319 BC
- Pyrrhus of Epirus (d. 272 BC)
Deaths On This Day
- Hiroshi Wajima, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1948)
- Richard Davies, Welsh-English actor (b. 1926)
- Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
- Dennis Eichhorn, American author and illustrator (b. 1945)
- Lindy Infante, American football player and coach (b. 1940)
- Paul Prudhomme, American chef and author (b. 1940)
- Morris Lurie, Australian author and playwright (b. 1938)
- Alden E. Matthews, American missionary (b. 1921)
- Harden M. McConnell, American chemist and academic (b. 1927)
- Zilpha Keatley Snyder, American author (b. 1927)
- Jeen van den Berg, Dutch speed skater (b. 1928)
- Philip Chevron, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)
- Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
- Rod Grams, American journalist and politician (b. 1948)
- Rodolphe Kasser, Swiss archaeologist and philologist (b. 1927)
- Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (b. 1921)
- Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader (b. 1939)
- Varsha Bhosle, Indian singer and journalist (b. 1956)
- Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
- Eric Lomax, Scottish captain and author (b. 1919)
- Nawal Kishore Sharma, Indian politician, 20th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1925)
- Al Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
- Mikey Welsh, American guitarist and painter (b. 1971)
- Roger Williams, American pianist (b. 1924)
- Frank Bourgholtzer, American journalist (b. 1919)
- Ângelo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer (b. 1925)
- Bob Friend, English journalist (b. 1938)
- Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (b. 1918)
- George Emil Palade, Romanian-American biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
- Constantine Andreou, Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1917)
- Mark Porter, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1974)
- James Chace, American historian and author (b. 1931)
- Phyllis Calvert, English actress (b. 1915)
- Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)
- Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1917)
- Charlotte Lamb, English author (b. 1937)
- John McLendon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
- Bertrand Goldberg, American architect, designed the Marina City Building (b. 1913)
- Christopher Keene, American conductor and educator (b. 1946)
- Oscar M. Ruebhausen, American lawyer (b. 1912)
- Willy Brandt, German lawyer and politician, 4th Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
- Konstantinos Tsatsos, Greek scholar and politician, 2nd President of Greece (b. 1899)
- Malcolm Ross, American captain, physicist, and balloonist (b. 1919)
- Gordon Welchman, English-American mathematician and scholar (b. 1906)
- Joan Hackett, American actress (b. 1934)
- Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor and director (b. 1916)
- Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, English runner and politician, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
- Brian Edmund Baker, English air marshal (b. 1896)
- Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian politician (b. 1902)
- Bertha Parker Pallan, American archaeologist (b. 1907)
- Giorgos Papasideris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1902)
- Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher, playwright, and critic (b. 1889)
- Jean Giono, French author and poet (b. 1895)
- Clement Attlee, English soldier, lawyer, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1883)
- Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican painter (b. 1908)
- Solomon Linda, South African singer-songwriter (b. 1909)
- Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author and translator (b. 1886)
- Iry LeJeune, American accordion player (b. 1928)
- Nigel Bruce, British actor (b. 1895)
- Kathleen Ferrier, English soprano (b. 1912)
- Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1877)
- Felix Salten, Austrian author and critic (b. 1869)
- Wendell Willkie, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1892)
- Sergey Chaplygin, Russian physicist, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1869)
- Premchand, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1880)
- Red Ames, American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)
- Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Ottoman politician, 292nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1845)
- William Henry Stark, American businessman (b. 1851)
- John Monash, Australian general and engineer (b. 1865)
- Larry Semon, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
- Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter and academic (b. 1830)
- Austin F. Pike, American lawyer and politician (b. 1819)
- Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian admiral (b. 1834)
- Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (b. 1804)
- François-Adrien Boieldieu, French composer (b. 1775)
- James Elphinston, Scottish orthographer, phonologist, and linguist (b. 1721)
- Thomas Cochran, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1777)
- Emmanuele Vitale, Maltese general and politician (b. 1758)
- Andrew Kippis, English minister and author (b. 1725)
- John Hancock, American merchant and politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1737)
- Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, French violinist and composer (b. 1711)
- Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright (b. 1707)
- Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)
- Jean de Quen, French missionary, priest, and historian (b. 1603)
- John George I, Elector of Saxony (b. 1585)
- John Greaves, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1602)
- Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1562)
- Antoine de Montchrestien, French soldier, playwright, and economist (b. 1575)
- Ishikawa Goemon, ninja and thief of Japan (b. 1558)
- Filippo Lippi, artist (b. 1406)
- Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (b. 1401)
- John Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp
- Cola di Rienzo, Roman tribune (b. c.1313)
- Emperor Fushimi of Japan (b. 1265)
- John I, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)
- Princess Constance of Greater Poland (b. c.1245)
- Helen of Zadar, queen consort of the Kingdom of Croatia
- Xiao Sagezhi, Chinese Khitan empress
- Pilgrim I, archbishop of Salzburg
- Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Muslim caliph (b. 646)