On This Day in History: September 1
September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 121 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- MUSL to debut new Powerball Draw Show. As businesses across every industry have been adapting to survive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is taking a look at their own businesses practices to chart out their latest approach for keeping the Powerball game in the minds of lottery players across the nation.
- CT Lottery workers 'getting the job done' despite agency upheaval. Two state employees describe 'getting the job done' at the beleaguered Connecticut Lottery Corporation, while working in an environment described by colleagues in an internal survey as "fear-based," "toxic" and "North Korea-like."
- Two-time Michigan Lottery winner accused of embezzling $300,000. A 30-year-old woman who won two major Michigan Lottery prizes is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from a local substance abuse and mental health treatment center during her time as an accountant there.
- N.H. supermarket donates lottery commission to charity. A New Hampshire grocery store that sold a mammoth winning Powerball ticket announced Tuesday that it is donating its commission to local charities that work with children or hunger.
- Here comes BBQ-scented N.C. Lottery scratch tickets. In the never-ending effort to make buying a lottery ticket new and fun, the N.C. Education Lottery has come up with tickets that smell like barbecue when you scratch them.
- Illinois Lottery adds new feature to numbers games. On Sept. 1, Illinois Lottery retailers will begin offering a new, optional feature called Fireball to its long-standing Pick 3 and Pick 4 daily draw games.
- NJ Lottery drawings to return to broadcast TV. Public Media, the New Jersey parent company of NJTV, announced today that New Jersey state lottery numbers will once again be carried on New Jersey public television.
- Lottery fraudster denied, real winner found. The lottery gods have handed a man more than $90,000 in winnings -- but only after an alleged ticket thief was denied the same prize.
- Lotto winner shot by deputies wins settlement. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office will pay a $3.2 million settlement to a Florida Lottery winner who was shot in his own back yard.
- Scholarship student designed N.M Lottery scratch game ticket. The New Mexico Lottery in August launched "Red vs. Green," an instant "scratch-off" game that was designed by a 22-year-old lottery graphic designer who attended UNM on a Legislative Lottery Scholarship.
- Texas Lottery announces record sales for Mega Millions. Mega Millions sales in Texas for last Friday's $333 million advertised jackpot were $49.8 million for the prize's entire roll cycle, the highest sales recorded in Texas for any game.
- 4 tickets win $330 million lottery jackpot. The odds of winning the estimated $330 million Mega Millions jackpot were one in 176 million, but lottery officials said early Saturday that four people -- one each in Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia -- did just that.
- Oklahoma Cash 5 lottery game on sale today. Starting today, stores that participate in Oklahoma's lottery games will be selling tickets for a new Pick 5 game.
- Pipe fitter wins $1 million playing Georgia Lottery scratch game. What would you do with a million dollars? We all ponder the question at some point, but an Appling County, Georgia, couple actually has to figure it out for real.
- Yonkers accountant new lottery millionaire. A single, 44-year-old Yonkers accountant, was named yesterday as one of the seven newest New York Lottery millionaires, winning $3 million, the top prize in the $10 Jubilee game.
- Winning lottery tickets unlucky for burglary ring. Thanks to an alert clerk who notified police that the winning scratch-off tickets she was asked to cash were stolen, three people have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with a series of burglaries in Buffalo and Hamburg.
- Two dads become millionaires, send sons to college. Two new New York Lottery millionaires announced last week have a lot in common; both are from Dutchess County, both are fathers, and both plan to use some of their million to send their son's to college.
- Six NYC residents win millions in New York Lottery. New York City has six new millionaires, thanks to the New York Lottery.
- Lottery win ends in lawsuit. The owner of a modest convenience store has a lottery ticket worth $21 million, and he's trying to keep it all to himself.
- Powerball Lottery Jackpot Jumps to $53 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $53 million, with a cash option of $26.7 million.
- Clerk admits stealing Indiana lottery tickets. A former convenience store clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars' worth of scratch off Hoosier Lottery tickets from two stores she managed.
- California Lottery adds self-service ticket machines. The California Lottery placed an order with GTECH Corporation which among other things, will allow residents to purchase lottery tickets at self-service machines.
- N.C. Lottery will be Easley's legacy. Whether he likes it or not, North Carolina Governor's legacy will the the passage of the state lottery.
- N.C. lottery's benefits uncertain to localities. In interviews Wednesday, officials in Martin and Beaufort counties revealed they were unsure how much revenue the numbers game could bank for their local governments.
- N.C. Lottery passes: 'What a battle'. Legislation creating a North Carolina lottery passed the state Senate Tuesday, prompting mixed reactions from some locals.
- N.C. Senators Blast Lottery's Passage. As Gov. Mike Easley signed the bill that will bring a state lottery to North Carolina yesterday, some senators weren't impressed.
- Lottery law sets rivalry in motion. With the North Carolina lottery bill signed into law by Gov. Mike Easley on Wednesday, lottery operators in surrounding states said they will fight to keep their share of a couple of hundred million dollars now being spent by Tar Heels in their states.
- Mega Millions jackpot raised to $24 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $24 million Wednesday.
- Kentucky Lottery rolls out new game. A kid's game - tic tac toe - is the Kentucky Lottery's newest online offering.
- Teenager Shoplifts Winning Lottery Ticket. A Swedish teenager who shoplifted a winning lottery ticket that could be worth as much as $1 million has discovered the truth in that old adage 'crime doesn't pay'.
- Fortune smiles on lottery winners. Winning the Texas lottery is bound to change your life. It's why people play it. But some area winners say the changes aren't as radical as some might think.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.€156 Million
Sep 1, 2020
- 2.$170 Million
Sep 3, 2016
- 3.$169 Million
Sep 4, 2013
- 4.$167 Million
Sep 4, 2018
- 5.€114 Million
Sep 5, 2008
- 6.€114 Million
Sep 2, 2011
- 7.€132.26 Million
Sep 1, 2016
- 8.€127 Million
Sep 3, 2019
- 9.$131 Million
Sep 2, 2005
- 10.$127 Million
Sep 3, 2019
- 11.$120 Million
Sep 2, 2015
- 12.$100 Million
Sep 3, 2014
- 13.$93 Million
Sep 1, 2007
- 13.$93 Million
Sep 4, 2012
- 15.$92 Million
Sep 2, 2016
- 16.$91 Million
Sep 3, 2011
- 17.$90 Million
Sep 1, 2018
- 18.$89 Million
Sep 2, 2006
- 19.$85 Million
Sep 3, 2013
- 20.$83 Million
Sep 1, 2006
- 21.$81 Million
Sep 3, 2008
- 22.$80 Million
Sep 1, 2012
- 22.$80 Million
Sep 4, 2019
- 24.$78 Million
Sep 1, 2020
- 25.$74 Million
Sep 1, 2015
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Saturday, Sep 1, 1979
41 years old
Thursday, Sep 1, 1977
43 years old
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976
44 years old
Sunday, Sep 1, 1974
46 years old
Friday, Sep 1, 1972
48 years old
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1971
49 years old
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1971
49 years old
Tuesday, Sep 1, 1970
50 years old
Tuesday, Sep 1, 1964
56 years old
Sunday, Sep 1, 1963
57 years old
Sunday, Sep 1, 1963
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Sunday, Sep 1, 1963
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Friday, Sep 1, 1961
59 years old
Tuesday, Sep 1, 1959
61 years old
Saturday, Sep 1, 1956
64 years old
Sunday, Sep 1, 1940
80 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Beslan school siege begins when armed terrorists take schoolchildren and school staff hostage in North Ossetia, Russia; by the end of the siege three days later more than 385 people are dead (including hostages, other civilians, security personnel and terrorists).
- Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
- A joint American-French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
- Cold War: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace, killing all 269 on board, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald.
- The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
- A coup d'état in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.
- Major General Chun Doo-hwan becomes President of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.
- The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).
- The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of one hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h).
- In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.
- Palestinian guerrillas attack the motorcade of King Hussein of Jordan in a failed assassination attempt.
- A coup in Libya brings Muammar Gaddafi to power.
- Trần Thiện Khiêm becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam under President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu.
- The Khmer-Chinese Friendship Association is banned in Cambodia.
- Six-Day War: The Khartoum Resolution is issued at the Arab Summit, and eight countries adopt the "three 'no's against Israel".
- The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.
- The first conference of the Non-Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
- Iceland expands its fishing zone, putting it into conflict with the United Kingdom, beginning the Cod Wars.
- The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.
- The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.
- The Nazis execute 2,500 Jews by shooting in Ostroh, Ukraine.
- World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.
- General George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
- The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date.
- Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Armed Forces (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
- Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
- The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, is released to movie theatres.
- Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
- The Great Kantō earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 105,000 people.
- The Fountain of Time opens as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.
- St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd.
- The last known passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
- The armored cruiser Georgios Averof is commissioned into the Greek Navy. It now serves as a museum ship.
- The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys is established.
- Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation.
- The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
- Over 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.
- The army of Mohammad Ayub Khan is routed by the British at the Battle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War.
- Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.
- Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
- Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
- American Civil War: The Confederate Army General John Bell Hood orders the evacuation of Atlanta, ending a four-month siege by General William Tecumseh Sherman.
- American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly: Confederate Army troops defeat a group of retreating Union Army troops in Chantilly, Virginia.
- Saint Andrew's Scots School, the oldest school of British origin in South America, is established.
- Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
- The Order of St. Gregory the Great is established by Pope Gregory XVI of the Vatican State to recognize high support for the Vatican or for the Pope, by a man or a woman, and not necessarily a Roman Catholic.
- Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
- Massachusetts Bay colonists rise up in the bloodless Powder Alarm.
- The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
- Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow.
- At the age of five, Louis XV becomes king of France in succession to his great-grandfather, King Louis XIV.
- Battle of Tippermuir: James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose defeats the Earl of Wemyss's Covenanters, reviving the Royalist cause.
- Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib.
- Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
- The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.
- Tumu Crisis: The Mongols capture the Emperor of China.
- A 9.4 MS-strong earthquake shakes Chile's Atacama Region causing tsunamis in Chile as well as Hawaii and Japan.
- King Tvrtko I of Bosnia writes In castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from the Old town of Visoki.
- The widow Stamira sacrifices herself in order to raise the siege of Ancona by the forces of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.
- The main altar of Lund Cathedral, at the time seat of the archiepiscopal see of all the Nordic countries, is consecrated.
Births On This Day
- Jungkook, South Korean singer, songwriter and record producer
- Zendaya, American actress and singer
- Nathan MacKinnon, Canadian ice hockey player
- Anna Smolina, Russian tennis player
- Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016
- Mario Lemina, Gabonese footballer
- Cristiano Biraghi, Italian footballer
- Kirani James, Grenadian sprinter
- Woo Hye-lim, South Korean singer-songwriter
- Rhys Bennett, English footballer
- Angélica Kvieczynski, Brazilian gymnast
- Stanislav Tecl, Czech footballer
- Astrid Besser, Italian tennis player
- Jefferson Montero, Ecuadorian footballer
- Daniel Sturridge, English footballer
- Simona de Silvestro, Swiss racing driver
- Gabriel Ferrari, American soccer player
- Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer
- Chanel West Coast, American rapper-songwriter and model
- Dann Hume, New Zealand singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
- Leonel Suárez, Cuban decathlete
- Mats Zuccarello, Norwegian ice hockey player
- Anthony Allen, English rugby player
- Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
- Stella Mwangi, Kenyan-Norwegian singer-songwriter
- Larsen Jensen, American swimmer
- Ludwig Göransson, Swedish film composer
- László Köteles, Hungarian footballer
- Nick Noble, American football player
- Rod Pelley, Canadian ice hockey player
- Joe Trohman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Iñaki Lejarreta, Spanish cyclist (d. 2012)
- José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer (d. 2019)
- Jeff Woywitka, Canadian ice hockey player
- Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
- Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
- Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
- Clinton Portis, American football player
- Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
- Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
- Chris Riggott, English footballer
- Max Vieri, Australian-Italian footballer
- David Albelda, Spanish footballer
- Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver
- Arsalan Iftikhar, American lawyer and author
- Aaron Schobel, American football player
- Babydaddy, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver
- Clare Connor, English cricketer
- Érik Morales, Mexican boxer
- Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
- Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian singer-songwriter
- James Innes, English entrepreneur and author
- Nomy Lamm, American singer-songwriter and activist
- Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
- Scott Speedman, English-Canadian actor
- Burn Gorman, American-born English actor and musician
- Jason Taylor, American football player and sportscaster
- Yutaka Yamamoto, Japanese director and producer, founded Ordet Animation Studio
- Jhonen Vasquez, American writer, director, cartoonist, and comic illustrator
- J.D. Fortune, Canadian singer-songwriter
- Rieko Miura, Japanese singer and actress
- Simon Shaw, English rugby player
- Zach Thomas, American football player
- Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
- Joe Enochs, American soccer player and manager
- Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese bass player and composer
- Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer and politician
- David Fairleigh, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
- Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
- Padma Lakshmi, Indian-American actress and author
- Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer and manager
- Mohamed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
- Steve Pemberton, English actor, screenwriter and director
- David Whissell, Canadian engineer and politician
- Tim Hardaway, American basketball player and coach
- Ken Levine, American video game designer, co-founded Irrational Games
- Craig McLachlan, Australian actor and singer
- Tibor Simon, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2002)
- Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player
- Holly Golightly, American author and illustrator
- Dave O'Higgins, English jazz saxophonist
- Charlie Robison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stephen Kernahan, Australian footballer
- Tony Cascarino, English-Irish footballer
- Ruud Gullit, Dutch footballer and manager
- Pete DeCoursey, American journalist (d. 2014)
- Jeremy Farrar, British academic and educator; director of the Wellcome Trust
- Christopher Ferguson, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
- Boney James, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
- Ralf Außem, German footballer and manager
- Karl Mecklenburg, American football player
- Keith Clearwater, American golfer
- Mike Duxbury, English footballer
- Kenny Mayne, American football player and journalist
- Joe Jusko, American illustrator and painter
- Alexandra Aikhenvald, Australian linguist
- Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress
- Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball player and coach
- Vinnie Johnson, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Bernie Wagenblast, American publisher, founded the Transportation Communications Newsletter
- Bruce Foxton, English singer-songwriter and bass player
- Richard Burden, English politician
- Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
- Don Blackman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2013)
- Manuel Piñero, Spanish golfer
- David Bairstow, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1998)
- Mikhail Fradkov, Russian politician, 36th Prime Minister of Russia
- Phillip Fulmer, American football player and coach
- Phil McGraw, American psychologist, author, and talk show host
- Garry Maddox, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Alasdair McDonnell, Irish physician and politician
- Greg Errico, American drummer and producer
- Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher (d. 2011)
- Russ Kunkel, American drummer and producer
- Al Green, American lawyer and politician
- P. A. Sangma, Indian lawyer and politician, 11th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2016)
- Barry Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer
- Shalom Hanoch, Israeli rock singer, lyricist and composer
- Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean soldier and politician, 9th President of South Korea (d. 2009)
- Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemeni general and politician, 2nd President of Yemen
- Archie Bell, American soul singer-songwriter and musician
- Leonard Slatkin, American conductor and composer
- C. J. Cherryh, American author and educator
- Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2018)
- Yaşar Büyükanıt, Turkish general (d. 2019)
- Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer
- Alan Dershowitz, American lawyer and author
- Per Kirkeby, Danish painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2018)
- Nicholas Garland, English cartoonist
- Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor and director
- Guy Rodgers, American basketball player (d. 2001)
- Marshall Lytle, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)
- Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (d. 2006)
- T. Thirunavukarasu, Sri Lankan politician (d. 1982)
- Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
- Derog Gioura, Nauruan politician, 23rd President of Nauru (d. 2008)
- Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar (d. 2012)
- Beano Cook, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2012)
- Cecil Parkinson, English accountant and politician, Secretary of State for Transport (d. 2016)
- Boxcar Willie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
- Turgut Özakman, Turkish lawyer and civil servant (d. 2013)
- Dick Raaymakers, Dutch composer and theorist (d. 2013)
- Charles Correa, Indian architect (d. 2015)
- Mava Lee Thomas, American baseball player (d. 2013)
- Maurice Vachon, Canadian wrestler (d. 2013)
- Soshana Afroyim, Austrian painter (d. 2015)
- Wyatt Cooper, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)
- Abdur Rahman Biswas, Bangladeshi banker and politician, 10th President of Bangladesh (d. 2017)
- Gene Colan, American illustrator (d. 2011)
- Russell Jones, Australian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2012)
- Arvonne Fraser, American activist (d. 2018)
- Art Pepper, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1982)
- Hal Douglas, American voice actor (d. 2014)
- Rocky Marciano, American boxer (d. 1969)
- Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (d. 2006)
- Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)
- Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
- Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (d. 1995)
- Liz Carpenter, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 2010)
- Eduardo J. Corso, Uruguayan lawyer and journalist (d. 2012)
- Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (d. 2000)
- Ossie Dawson, South African cricketer (d. 2008)
- Hilda Hänchen, German physicist and academic (d. 2013)
- Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player (d. 2014)
- John H. Adams, American jockey (d. 1995)
- Ludwig Merwart, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1979)
- E. Herbert Norman, Canadian historian and diplomat (d. 1957)
- Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1980)
- Lou Kenton, Jewish-English soldier and potter (d. 2012)
- Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician (d. 1981)
- Walter Reuther, American union leader, founded United Auto Workers (d. 1970)
- Joaquín Balaguer, Dominican lawyer and politician, 49th President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2002)
- Franz Biebl, German composer and educator (d. 2001)
- Eleanor Hibbert, English author (d. 1993)
- Arthur Rowe, English footballer and manager (d. 1993)
- George Biswell, English footballer (d. 1981)
- Johnny Mack Brown, American football player and actor (d. 1974)
- Kazimierz Dąbrowski, Polish psychiatrist and psychologist (d. 1980)
- Richard Arlen, American actor (d. 1976)
- Violet Carson, English actress and singer (d. 1983)
- Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)
- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian religious leader, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (d. 1977)
- Engelbert Zaschka, German engineer and designer, invented the Human-powered aircraft (d. 1955)
- Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter and photographer (d. 1953)
- Leverett Saltonstall, American lieutenant and politician, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
- Blaise Cendrars, Swiss author and poet (d. 1961)
- Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (d. 1957)
- Shigeyasu Suzuki, Japanese general (d. 1957)
- Hilda Rix Nicholas, Australian artist (d. 1961)
- Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)
- Didier Pitre, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
- Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)
- J. F. C. Fuller, English general and historian (d. 1966)
- Tullio Serafin, Italian conductor and director (d. 1968)
- Francis William Aston, English chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
- Rex Beach, American author, playwright, and water polo player (d. 1949)
- Harriet Shaw Weaver, English journalist and activist (d. 1961)
- Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author (d. 1950)
- J. Reuben Clark, American lawyer, civil servant, and religious leader (d. 1961)
- Henri Bourassa, Canadian publisher and politician (d. 1952)
- John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, English sailor and politician (d. 1947)
- James J. Corbett, American boxer (d. 1933)
- Akashi Motojiro, Japanese general (d. 1919)
- Sergei Winogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian microbiologist and ecologist (d. 1953)
- Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet and critic (d. 1909)
- Engelbert Humperdinck, German playwright and composer (d. 1921)
- John Clum, American journalist and agent (d. 1932)
- Jim O'Rourke, American baseball player and manager (d. 1919)
- Auguste Forel, Swiss myrmecologist, neuroanatomist, and psychiatrist (d. 1931)
- José María Castro Madriz, Costa Rican lawyer and politician, 1st President of Costa Rica (d. 1892)
- James Montgomrey, Leader and important benefactor of his home town of Brentford, England (d. 1883)
- Ferenc Gyulay, Hungarian-Austrian commander and politician (d. 1868)
- James Gordon Bennett Sr., American publisher, founded the New York Herald (d. 1872)
- Johann Becker, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1803)
- William IV, Prince of Orange (d. 1751)
- Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, Bohemian architect, designed Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral (d. 1751)
- Johann Pachelbel, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1706)
- Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark, daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1717)
- Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer, and architect (d. 1678)
- Nicholas Slanning, English politician (d. 1643)
- Maria Angela Astorch, Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1665)
- Henri, Prince of Condé (d. 1646)
- John Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince-Bishop, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1634)
- Scipione Borghese, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1633)
- Edward Alleyn, English actor and major figure of the Elizabethan theatre; founder of Dulwich College and Alleyn's School (d. 1626)
- Gervase Helwys, English murderer (d. 1615)
- Bartolomeo Fanfulla, Italian mercenary (d. 1525)
- Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)
- Frederick III the Simple, King of Sicily (d. 1377)
- Elizabeth Richeza of Poland (d. 1335)
- Ibn Jubayr, Spanish geographer and poet (d. 1217)
- Jing Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 982)
Deaths On This Day
- Erick Morillo American disc jockey and music producer ( b. 1971)
- Randy Weston, American jazz pianist and composer (b. 1926)
- Gurgen Dalibaltayan, Armenian general (b. 1926)
- Dean Jones, American actor and singer (b. 1931)
- Richard G. Hewlett, American historian and author (b. 1923)
- Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (b. 1917)
- Ahmed Abdi Godane, Somali militant leader (b. 1977)
- Roger McKee, American baseball player (b. 1926)
- Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (b. 1920)
- Ignacio Eizaguirre, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1920)
- Gordon Steege, Australian soldier (b. 1917)
- Margaret Mary Vojtko, American linguist and academic (b. 1930)
- Ken Wallis, English commander and pilot (b. 1916)
- Sean Bergin, South African saxophonist, flute player, and composer (b. 1948)
- Hal David, American songwriter and composer (b. 1921)
- Smarck Michel, Haitian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (b. 1937)
- William Petzäll, Swedish politician (b. 1988)
- Arnaldo Putzu, Italian illustrator (b. 1927)
- Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)
- Thomas J. Bata, Czech-Canadian businessman (b. 1914)
- Jerry Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1937)
- Roy McKenzie, New Zealand horse racer and philanthropist (b. 1922)
- György Faludy, Hungarian author and poet (b. 1910)
- Warren Mitofsky, American journalist (b. 1934)
- Bob O'Connor, American businessman and politician, 57th Mayor of Pittsburgh (b. 1944)
- Kyffin Williams, Welsh painter and educator (b. 1918)
- R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1926)
- Ahmed Kuftaro, Syrian religious leader, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
- Alastair Morton, South African businessman (b. 1938)
- Rand Brooks, American actor and producer (b. 1918)
- Terry Frost, English painter and academic (b. 1915)
- W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist and author (b. 1951)
- Józef Krupiński, Polish poet and author (b. 1930)
- Cary Middlecoff, American golfer and sportscaster (b. 1921)
- Osman F. Seden, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- Zoltán Czibor, Hungarian footballer (b. 1929)
- Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer (b. 1922)
- Edwin O. Reischauer, American scholar and diplomat (b. 1910)
- A. Bartlett Giamatti, American businessman and academic (b. 1938)
- Kazimierz Deyna, Polish footballer (b. 1947)
- Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer (b. 1894)
- Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Murray Hamilton, American actor (b. 1923)
- Stefan Bellof, German racing driver (b. 1957)
- Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset, Duchess of Parma (b. 1898)
- Henry M. Jackson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1912)
- Larry McDonald, American physician and politician (b. 1935)
- Haskell Curry, American mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
- Władysław Gomułka, Polish activist and politician (b. 1905)
- Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1901)
- Albert Speer, German architect and author (b. 1905)
- Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (b. 1896)
- Gerd Neggo, Estonian dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer (b. 1891)
- Alan Brown, English soldier (b. 1909)
- François Mauriac, French novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
- Drew Pearson, American journalist and author (b. 1897)
- Siegfried Sassoon, English soldier and writer (b. 1886)
- Bernard O'Dowd, Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1866)
- Frederick Russell Burnham, American soldier and adventurer (b. 1861)
- Charles Atangana, Cameroonian ruler (b. 1880)
- Peeter Põld, Estonian scientist and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1878)
- Samu Pecz, Hungarian architect and academic (b. 1854)
- Ferenc Gyulay, Hungarian-Austrian commander and politician (b. 1799)
- Izidor Guzmics, Hungarian theologian and educator (b. 1786)
- William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (b. 1770)
- François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
- Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
- Cornelis de Man, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
- Henry More, English priest and philosopher (b. 1614)
- Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer, jurist, and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1625)
- Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish painter (b. 1601)
- Marin Mersenne, French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1588)
- Francis Windebank, English statesman (b. 1582)
- Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1529)
- Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (b.1565)
- Guru Ram Das, Sikh 4th of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism (b. 1534)
- Jacques Cartier, French navigator and explorer (b. 1491)
- Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg (b. 1413)
- William de Ros, 6th Baron de Ros, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1369)
- Philip of Valois, Duke of Orléans (b. 1336)
- Henry XIV, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1305)
- Foulques de Villaret, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
- Kujō Yoritsune, Japanese shōgun (b. 1218)
- Otto, bishop of Utrecht
- Dulce, Queen of Portugal (b. 1160)
- Pope Adrian IV (b. 1100)
- Bishop Eusebius of Angers
- Muhammad al-Bukhari, Persian scholar (b. 810)