On This Day in History: October 9
October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 83 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- UK ticket-holder is Britain's biggest-ever lottery winner after winning £170m EuroMillions jackpot. EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person won the entire £170 million (US$209 million / €190 million) jackpot.
- Lottery ticket leads FBI to Illinois bank robbery suspect. A dropped scratch-off lottery ticket led to the capture of an Arlington Heights, Illinois, man who took off with more than $8,000 in a Palatine bank robbery last week.
- California Lottery settles lawsuits with two former security staff. The California State Lottery has paid more than $500,000 to settle lawsuits filed by two former investigators who claimed they were fired for calling attention to jackpots they believed the lottery improperly awarded to recipients who could not prove they were winners.
- Mississippi voters approved a lottery 24 years ago, so where is it?. Mississippi voters approved a state lottery back in 1992, but the Legislature never followed up and has voted down all of the dozens of bills introduced to legalize the lottery. Meanwhile, every time a Powerball jackpot grows to life-altering levels, Mississippians pour across the state line to buy tickets.
- HOT LOTTO DRAWING CHEAT CHARGED WITH RIGGING MORE JACKPOTS. Authorities on Friday filed new charges against a former Iowa lottery security officer who was convicted months ago of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot.
- In lotteries, lucky numbers will only win you less. According to a recent study, lottery players tend to pick certain numbers and avoid others -- which may not be a great idea.
- West Va. Lottery director announces retirement. John Musgrave, the longtime director of the West Virginia Lottery, announced his retirement Thursday, bringing to a close a more than 19-year run that has included work for four different governors.
- Poker star Phil Ivey loses casino case in Britain. Ten-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey has lost his case against a British casino he accused of improperly withholding his winnings.
- 5 greatest movies featuring a lottery win. If you're yet to taste the irresistible thrill of a lottery win you can still live vicariously through the experiences of film characters -- both good and bad -- thanks to the movies that feature lottery wins.
- Tennessee Lottery raking in record profits. Despite the recession, the Tennessee Education Lottery is raking in record profits, selling nearly $1.2 billion in scratch-off tickets, nightly drawings, and multi-state mega-jackpot games in its latest fiscal year.
- $116M Georgia Powerball winner claims prize. The winner of the $116 million Powerball jackpot won in Georgia on Sept. 18 has stepped forward to claim their prize.
- TENNESSEE LOTTERY MAY BE FORCED BACK TO REAL DRAWINGS. Tennessee House Minority Leader Jason Mumpower is looking to introduce legislation that would rid the lottery of computerized drawings.
- USA Mega debuts Powerball lottery annuity calculator. An Internet web site offering information about the United States' largest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball, today introduced a new feature for Powerball players.
- Powerball Lottery Jackpot Raised to $240 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $240 million, with a cash option of $117.7 million.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $102 Million. Powerball is on the rise and once again the jackpot has crossed over into the $100 million range. There were no jackpot winners Wednesday but 517,732 players across the nation won a total of more than $6.3 million in prizes in America's Game.
- Laval Resident Claims Loto-Québec's Largest Jackpot Ever. The sole winner of the $25,418,690 jackpot in the October 3rd Super 7 draw, Québec's newest multimillionaire, Mr. Robert Fournier, has also earned the enviable distinction of being the province's largest lottery winner ever.
- Washington Man Claims $47 Million Lotto Plus Prize. David D. Gibson's positive attitude about life has paid off in a big way - with a $47 million Jackpot prize.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$470 Million
Oct 9, 2018
- 2.$282 Million
Oct 10, 2018
- 3.$240 Million
Oct 12, 2005
- 4.$215 Million
Oct 9, 2004
- 5.€166 Million
Oct 11, 2016
- 6.€154.69 Million
Oct 11, 2016
- 7.€128 Million
Oct 10, 2014
- 8.$150 Million
Oct 10, 2014
- 9.$145 Million
Oct 9, 2009
- 10.$128 Million
Oct 11, 2017
- 11.$108 Million
Oct 9, 2013
- 12.$107 Million
Oct 12, 2016
- 13.$102 Million
Oct 11, 2003
- 14.€80 Million
Oct 13, 2006
- 15.€90 Million
Oct 14, 2016
- 16.$86 Million
Oct 12, 2011
- 17.$82 Million
Oct 9, 2002
- 18.$80 Million
Oct 11, 2014
- 18.$80 Million
Oct 9, 2019
- 20.€61 Million
Oct 12, 2018
- 21.$67 Million
Oct 10, 2009
- 22.$65 Million
Oct 11, 2005
- 22.$65 Million
Oct 9, 2015
- 24.$62 Million
Oct 10, 2020
- 25.$61 Million
Oct 12, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Oct 9, 1986
34 years old
Tuesday, Oct 9, 1979
41 years old
Monday, Oct 9, 1978
42 years old
Monday, Oct 9, 1978
42 years old
Sunday, Oct 9, 1977
43 years old
Saturday, Oct 9, 1976
44 years old
Thursday, Oct 9, 1975
45 years old
Wednesday, Oct 9, 1974
46 years old
Saturday, Oct 9, 1971
49 years old
Friday, Oct 9, 1970
50 years old
Friday, Oct 9, 1970
50 years old
Saturday, Oct 9, 1965
55 years old
Tuesday, Oct 9, 1962
58 years old
Sunday, Oct 9, 1955
65 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Turkey begins its military offensive in north-eastern Syria.
- The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launches its first attack on Myanmar security forces along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
- Pakistani Taliban attempt to assassinate outspoken schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
- First lunar impact of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
- North Korea conducts its first nuclear test.
- An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
- The Phantom of the Opera, eventually the second longest running musical in London, opens at Her Majesty's Theatre.
- South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan survives an assassination attempt in Rangoon, Burma (present-day Yangon, Myanmar), but the blast kills 21 and injures 17 others.
- President François Mitterrand abolishes capital punishment in France.
- Pope John Paul II greets the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City.
- The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.
- In Chicago, the National Guard is called in as demonstrations continue over the trial of the "Chicago Eight".
- A day after his capture, Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
- Vietnam War: South Korean troops commit the Binh Tai Massacre.
- In Italy, a large landslide causes a giant wave to overtop the Vajont Dam, killing over 2,000.
- Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
- The Goyang Geumjeong Cave massacre in Korea begins.
- Australia's Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1942 receives royal assent.
- A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
- Murder of 9 Catholic priests in Zhengding, China, who protected the local population from the advancing Japanese army.
- Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit it to Los Angeles.
- An Ustashe assassin kills King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France, in Marseille.
- The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series, resulting in the Black Sox Scandal.
- The Finnish Parliament offers to Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse the throne of a short-lived Kingdom of Finland.
- World War I: The Siege of Antwerp comes to an end.
- The steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.
- An accidental bomb explosion triggers the Wuchang Uprising against the Chinese monarchy.
- The Cook Islands become a territory of the United Kingdom.
- The Universal Postal Union is created by the Treaty of Bern.
- A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
- American Civil War: Union cavalrymen defeat Confederate forces at Toms Brook, Virginia.
- American Civil War: Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
- Crimean War: The siege of Sevastopol begins.
- Slavery is abolished in the Swedish colony of Saint Barthélemy.
- Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.
- Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first head of state of independent Greece, is assassinated.
- Restauration arrives in New York Harbor from Norway, the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States.
- Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.
- War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
- Prussia begins the War of the Fourth Coalition against France.
- Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
- HMS Lutine sinks with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.
- A severe earthquake in northern Algeria causes severe damage and a tsunami in the Mediterranean Sea and kills three thousand.
- Seven Years' War: Russian and Austrian troops briefly occupy Berlin.
- Dutch colonists and Javanese natives begin a massacre of the ethnic Chinese population in Batavia, eventually killing at least 10,000.
- Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
- The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook.
- Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony after religious and policy disagreements.
- Kepler's Supernova is the most recent supernova to be observed within the Milky Way.
- Troops of the Portuguese Empire are defeated on Sri Lanka, bringing an end to the Campaign of Danture.
- The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
- The first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock.
- James I of Aragon founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
- Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned kings of the Franks.
Births On This Day
- Kyla Leibel, Canadian swimmer
- Bella Hadid, American model
- Ani Amiraghyan, Armenian tennis player
- Lauren Davis, American tennis player
- Jayden Hodges, Australian rugby league player
- Wesley So, Filipino-American chess grandmaster
- Sam Mewis, American soccer player
- Kevin Kampl, German-Slovene footballer
- Russell Packer, New Zealand rugby league player
- David Tyrrell, Australian rugby league player
- Derek Holland, American baseball player
- Laure Manaudou, French swimmer
- Stephane Zubar, French footballer
- David Plummer, American swimmer
- Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player
- Farhaan Behardien, South African cricketer
- Jang Mi-ran, South Korean weightlifter
- Andreas Zuber, Austrian race car driver
- Lucy Akello, Ugandan social worker and politician
- Filip Bobek, Polish actor
- Sarah Lovell, Australian politician
- Thami Tsolekile, South African cricketer
- Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player
- Vernon Fox, American football player and coach
- Alex Greenwald, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Todd Kelly, Australian race car driver
- Chris O'Dowd, Irish actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Brandon Routh, American model and actor
- Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
- Nicky Byrne, Irish singer-songwriter
- Juan Dixon, American basketball player and coach
- Emanuele Belardi, Italian footballer
- Brian Roberts, American baseball player
- William Alexander, American author and educator
- Lee Peacock, Scottish footballer and coach
- Özlem Türköne, Turkish journalist and politician
- Nick Swardson, American actor and comedian
- Haylie Ecker, Australian violinist
- Sean Lennon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
- Mark Viduka, Australian footballer
- Shmuel Herzfeld, American rabbi
- Fabio Lione, Italian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- Wayne Bartrim, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Kenny Anderson, American basketball player and coach
- Steve Jablonsky, American composer
- Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer and architect
- Guto Bebb, Welsh businessman and politician
- Darren Britt, Australian rugby league player
- Simon Fairweather, Australian archer
- PJ Harvey, English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer
- Christine Hough, Canadian figure skater and coach
- Giles Martin, English songwriter and producer
- Steve McQueen, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Anbumani Ramadoss, Indian politician
- Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player
- Eddie Guerrero, American wrestler (d. 2005)
- Gheorghe Popescu, Romanian footballer
- David Cameron, English politician, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher, founded Plaza Magazine
- Jimbo Fisher, American football player and coach
- Guillermo del Toro, Mexican-American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Martín Jaite, Argentine tennis player
- Andy Platt, English rugby league player
- Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer and manager
- Paul Radisich, New Zealand race car driver
- Hugh Robertson, English soldier and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
- Ōnokuni Yasushi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 62nd Yokozuna
- Julian Bailey, English race car driver and sportscaster
- Kurt Neumann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ellen Wheeler, American actress, director, and producer
- Kenny Garrett, American saxophonist and composer
- Boris Nemtsov, Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)
- Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and producer
- Alan Nunnelee, American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)
- Mike Singletary, American football player and coach
- Don Garber, American businessman
- Ini Kamoze, Jamaican singer-songwriter
- Linwood Boomer, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Steve Ovett, English runner and sportscaster
- Peter Saville, English graphic designer and art director
- Scott Bakula, American actor
- James Fearnley, English musician
- John O'Hurley, American actor and game show host
- Rubén Magnano, Argentine-Italian professional basketball coach
- Sally Burgess, South African-English soprano and educator
- Hank Pfister, American tennis player
- Tony Shalhoub, American actor and producer
- Simon Drew, English illustrator
- Sharon Osbourne, English television host and manager
- John Rose, English businessman
- Dennis Stratton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Brian Downing, American baseball player
- Yoshiyuki Konishi, Japanese fashion designer
- Reichi Nakaido, Japanese singer and guitarist
- Jody Williams, American academic and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Rod Temperton, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2016)
- Mark Hopkinson, American mass murderer (d. 1992)
- Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- John Gray, English cricketer and rugby player
- John Doubleday, English sculptor and painter
- France Gall, French singer (d. 2018)
- William E. McAnulty Jr., American lawyer and judge (d. 2007)
- Tony Zappone, American photographer and journalist
- Taiguara, Uruguayan-Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
- Amjad Ali Khan, Indian classical Sarod player
- Rita Donaghy, Baroness Donaghy, English academic and politician
- John Entwistle, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 2002)
- Nona Hendryx, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Douglas Kirby, American psychologist and author (d. 2012)
- Jimmy Montgomery, English footballer and coach
- Mike Peters, American cartoonist
- Michael Palmer, American physician and author (d. 2013)
- Brian Lamb, American broadcaster, founded C-SPAN
- Trent Lott, American lawyer and politician
- Omali Yeshitela, political activist and founder of the Uhuru Movement
- Gordon J. Humphrey, American soldier, pilot, and politician
- John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1980)
- Joe Pepitone, American baseball player and coach
- Nicholas Grimshaw, English architect and academic
- John Pilger, Australian-English journalist, director, and producer
- Stephen Sedley, English lawyer and judge
- O. V. Wright, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1980)
- Heinz Fischer, Austrian academic and politician, 11th President of Austria
- John Sutherland, English journalist, author, and academic
- Brian Blessed, English actor
- Mick Young, Australian politician (d. 1996)
- Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
- Don McCullin, English photographer and journalist
- Jill Ker Conway, Australian historian and author (d. 2018)
- Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer
- Peter Mansfield, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
- Bill Tidy, English soldier and cartoonist
- Robert McBain, English actor and photographer (d. 2004)
- Tony Booth, English actor (d. 2017)
- Homer Smith, American football player and coach (d. 2011)
- Hank Lauricella, American football player, lieutenant, and politician (d. 2014)
- Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer and educator (d. 2016)
- John Margetson, English scholar and diplomat, British Ambassador to the Netherlands
- Danièle Delorme, French actress and producer (d. 2015)
- Immanuvel Devendrar, Indian soldier (d. 1957)
- Arnie Risen, American basketball player (d. 2012)
- Donald Sinden, English actor (d. 2014)
- Léon Dion, Canadian political scientist and academic (d. 1997)
- Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (d. 2016)
- Olga Guillot, Cuban-American singer (d. 2010)
- Michel Boisrond, French director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
- Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright (d. 2014)
- Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author and educator (d. 1976)
- Yusef Lateef, American saxophonist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
- Jason Wingreen, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
- E. Howard Hunt, American CIA officer and author (d. 2007)
- Charles Read, Australian air marshal (d. 2014)
- Bebo Valdés, Cuban-Swedish pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2013)
- Clifford M. Hardin, American academic and politician, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
- Belva Plain, American author (d. 2010)
- Edward Andrews, American actor (d. 1985)
- Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
- Donald Coggan, English archbishop (d. 2000)
- Harry Hooton, Australian poet and critic (d. 1961)
- Werner von Haeften, German lieutenant (d. 1944)
- Lee Wiley, American singer (d. 1975)
- Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, English academic and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 2001)
- Jacques Tati, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- Horst Wessel, German SA officer (d. 1930)
- J. R. Eyerman, American photographer and journalist (d. 1985)
- Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician, 1st President of Senegal (d. 2001)
- Walter O'Malley, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1979)
- Freddie Young, English cinematographer (d. 1998)
- Alice Lee Jemison, Seneca political activist and journalist (d. 1964)
- Joseph Friedman, American inventor (d. 1982)
- Alastair Sim, Scottish-English actor and academic (d. 1976)
- Joseph Zubin, Lithuanian-American psychologist and academic (d. 1990)
- Bruce Catton, American historian and author (d. 1978)
- Tawfiq al-Hakim, Egyptian author and playwright (d. 1987)
- Joe Sewell, American baseball player (d. 1990)
- M. Bhaktavatsalam, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Madras State (d. 1987)
- Mário de Andrade, Brazilian author, poet, and photographer (d. 1945)
- Ivo Andrić, Yugoslav novelist, poet, and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
- Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (d. 1944)
- Nikolai Bukharin, Russian journalist and politician (d. 1938)
- Irving Cummings, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)
- Rube Marquard, American baseball player and manager (d. 1980)
- Maria Filotti, Greek-Romanian actress (d. 1956)
- Charlie Faust, American baseball player (d. 1915)
- Max von Laue, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
- Gopabandhu Das, Indian journalist, poet, and activist (d. 1928)
- Nicholas Roerich, Russian archaeologist and painter (d. 1947)
- Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1944)
- Karl Schwarzschild, German physicist and astronomer (d. 1916)
- Charles Rudolph Walgreen, American pharmacist and businessman, founded Walgreens (d. 1939)
- Georges Gauthier, Canadian archbishop (d. 1940)
- Reginald Dyer, British brigadier general (d. 1927)
- Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (d. 1930)
- Alfred Dreyfus, French colonel (d. 1935)
- Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and chemist (d. 1935)
- Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
- Hermann von Ihering, German-Brazilian zoologist (d. 1930)
- Carl Gustav Thulin, Swedish shipowner (d. 1918)
- Simeon Solomon, English painter (d. 1905)
- Francis Wayland Parker, American theorist and academic (d. 1902)
- Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer and conductor (d. 1921)
- Joseph Bonomi the Younger, British Egyptologist and sculptor (d. 1878)
- Charles X of France (d. 1836)
- Johann Andreas Segner, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
- Ferdinand Verbiest, Flemish Jesuit missionary in China (d. 1688)
- Thomas Weston, 4th Earl of Portland, English noble (d. 1688)
- Nicolaes Tulp, Dutch anatomist and politician (d. 1674)
- Leopold V, Archduke of Austria (d. 1632)
- Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician, poet, and scholar (d. 1638)
- Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
- Denis of Portugal (d. 1325)
- Salimbene di Adam, Italian historian and scholar (d. 1290)
- Robert de Sorbon, French minister and theologian, founded the Collège de Sorbonne (d. 1274)
Deaths On This Day
- Jean Rochefort, French actor (b. 1930)
- Andrzej Wajda, Polish film and theatre director (b. 1926)
- Ray Duncan, American businessman (b. 1930)
- Geoffrey Howe, Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1926)
- Ravindra Jain, Indian composer and director (b. 1944)
- Boris Buzančić, Croatian actor and politician, 47th Mayor of Zagreb (b. 1929)
- Jan Hooks, American actress and comedienne (b. 1957)
- Carolyn Kizer, American poet and academic (b. 1925)
- Peter A. Peyser, American soldier and politician (b. 1921)
- Rita Shane, American soprano and educator (b. 1936)
- Solomon Lar, Nigerian educator and politician, 4th Governor of Plateau State (b. 1933)
- Srihari, Indian actor (d. 1964)
- Wilfried Martens, Belgian lawyer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1936)
- Edmund Niziurski, Polish sociologist, lawyer, and author (b. 1925)
- Sammi Kane Kraft, American actress (b. 1992)
- Kenny Rollins, American basketball player (b. 1923)
- Harris Savides, American cinematographer (b. 1957)
- Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
- Maurice Allais, French economist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Stuart M. Kaminsky, American author and educator (b. 1934)
- John Daido Loori, American Zen Buddhist monastic and teacher (b. 1931)
- Horst Szymaniak, German footballer (b. 1934)
- Enrico Banducci, American businessman, founded hungry i (b. 1922)
- Carol Bruce, American actress and singer (b. 1919)
- Danièle Huillet, French filmmaker (b. 1933)
- Paul Hunter, English snooker player (b. 1978)
- Kanshi Ram, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
- Louis Nye, American actor (b. 1913)
- Jacques Derrida, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1930)
- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (b. 1926)
- Carl Fontana, American jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
- Sopubek Begaliev, Kyrgyzstani economist and politician (b. 1931)
- Charles Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- Herbert Ross, American director, producer, and choreographer (b. 1927)
- David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
- Patrick Anthony Porteous, Indian-Scottish colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1918)
- Milt Jackson, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1923)
- Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani economist and scholar (b. 1914)
- Walter Kerr, American author, composer, and critic (b. 1913)
- Alec Douglas-Home, British cricketer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1903)
- Yusuf Atılgan, Turkish author and playwright (b. 1921)
- Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
- Felix Wankel, German engineer, invented the Wankel engine (b. 1902)
- Clare Boothe Luce, American author, playwright, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1903)
- William P. Murphy, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Brazilian general and politician, 28th President of Brazil (b. 1905)
- Herbert Meinhard Mühlpfordt, German historian and physician (b. 1893)
- Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1929)
- Walter Warlimont, German general (b. 1894)
- Noon Meem Rashid, Pakistani poet (b. 1910)
- Oskar Schindler, Czech-German businessman (b. 1908)
- Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902)
- Don Hoak, American baseball player (b. 1928)
- Che Guevara, Argentinian-Cuban physician, politician and guerrilla leader (b. 1928)
- Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- André Maurois, French soldier and author (b. 1885)
- Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness trainer, developed Pilates (b. 1883)
- Milan Vidmar, Slovenian chess player and engineer (b. 1885)
- Shirō Ishii, Japanese general and biologist (b. 1892)
- Pope Pius XII (b. 1876)
- Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
- Theodor Innitzer, Austrian cardinal (b. 1875)
- James Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)
- George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (b. 1895)
- Yukio Sakurauchi, Japanese businessman and politician, 27th Japanese Minister of Finance (b. 1888)
- Frank Castleman, American football player, baseball player, and coach (b. 1877)
- Gottlieb Hering, German captain (b. 1887)
- Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
- Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (b. 1900)
- Wilfred Grenfell, English-American physician and missionary (b. 1865)
- Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (b. 1868)
- Alexander I of Yugoslavia, King of Yugoslavia also known as Alexander the Unifier (b. 1888)
- Louis Barthou, French union leader and politician, 78th Prime Minister of France (b. 1862)
- Valery Bryusov, Russian author, poet, and critic (b. 1873)
- Jack Daniel, American businessman, founded Jack Daniel's (b. 1849)
- Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1843)
- Jan Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1818)
- George Ormerod, English historian and author (b. 1785)
- Ioannis Kapodistrias, Russian-Greek lawyer and politician, Governor of Greece (b. 1776)
- John Claiborne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)
- Benjamin Banneker, American astronomer and surveyor (b. 1731)
- Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi and scholar (b. 1720)
- Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary and linguist (b. 1718)
- Richard Blackmore, English physician and poet (b. 1654)
- William Sacheverell, English politician (b. 1638)
- Joseph Pardo, Italian rabbi and merchant (b. 1561)
- Henry Constable, English poet (b. 1562)
- Louis Bertrand, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1526)
- Vladimir of Staritsa (b. 1533)
- Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist and physician (b. 1523)
- Justus Jonas, German academic and reformer (b. 1493)
- John I of Castile (b. 1358)
- Louis III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1269)
- Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany (b. 1227)
- Robert Grosseteste, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1175)
- Philip I of Namur, Marquis of Namur (b. 1175)
- Pope Clement II
- Al-Tirmidhi, Persian scholar and hadith compiler (b. 824)
- Ghislain, Frankish anchorite and saint