On This Day in History: September 10
September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 112 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Missouri couple claim their second major lottery prize. A Missouri couple who won a $3.7 million lottery prize in 2007 saw their luck heat up a second time last week, narrowly missing out on another multi-million dollar prize.
- Last defendant in Jamaican lottery scam case going to trial. A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job goes on trial in federal court in North Dakota this week.
- Oregon Lottery glitch in July made all Keno tickets losers. The Oregon Lottery's Keno game turned sour in the early morning hours of July 23, when scanners read all Keno tickets as losers, even when they weren't.
- Florida Lottery temporarily suspends daily drawings. An executive order issued Sunday by Gov. Rick Scott has temporarily suspended Florida Lottery drawings as Hurricane Irma bears down on the state.
- RI man nearly throws away $50,000 Powerball ticket. A Rhode Island man nearly threw out a $50,000 winning lottery ticket he bought months earlier.
- Illinois lottery winners file class-action lawsuit against state. A pair of lottery winners have filed a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery, which still is selling tickets despite its inability to pay prizes greater than $25,000 until state lawmakers pass a budget.
- Illinois Lottery cancels My3 game. Illinois lottery officials, acting on the recommendation of its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, announced Tuesday they are removing My3 from its draw game portfolio.
- Convicted murderer Dee Dee Moore denies killing lotto winner. Dee Dee Moore, the woman who was convicted of murdering Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, said in an interview from prison that she was not guilty and blamed her legal team for her guilty verdict.
- $107 million lottery winner turns out to be son of Marriott president. The 25 year-old winner of a $107 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, about whom Lottery Post reported in August, is now revealed to be the son of the Marriott hotels president.
- Arkansas Lottery director survives attempted ouster. The director of the Arkansas Lottery survived an attempt this week to oust him from his job.
- Decision on privatizing Illinois Lottery 'within days'. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn could select a private firm to manage the Illinois State Lottery as soon as next week, but some lawmakers would rather keep the lottery under state government.
- 'Mind reader' lottery stunt debunked by British paper. The Lotto "miracle" performed by telly illusionist Derren Brown left millions mystified -- but today a British newspaper revealed how he might have done it.
- Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Maryland. A single ticket has won the grand prize in the Tuesday evening Mega Millions lottery drawing.
- Missouri Lottery sold tickets after game ended. The Missouri Lottery blundered Monday when it ended one numbers game and launched another, but will correct their mistake for players who saved their game tickets.
- Washington lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously. The winner of a $9.7 million Washington Lotto jackpot has claimed the prize more than a month after the drawing.
- Calif. man claims Daily Derby lottery jackpot. A Daily Derby Lottery ticket worth $651,867 was claimed by a man in his 80s who lives in the Tustin area, according to lottery officials.
- $200 Million lottery jackpot has Mega Millions players' attention. The hottest ticket in town these days is Mega Millions, now that the jackpot in the United States' biggest multi-state lottery game has reached $200 million.
- Mass. Lottery rolls out new game. The Massachusetts Lottery retired its 17-year-old Mass Millions game and replaced it with the new $2 CASH WinFall game.
- Merchants show strong interest in Tenn. lottery. To date, around 2,500 merchants representing as many as 2,900 Tennessee retail outlets have expressed an interest in selling lottery tickets next year, a spokesperson for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. said Tuesday.
- Lottery chief says games will rarely be closed to public. Tennessee's new lottery chief cites three situations where operations of the games would be closed to public scrutiny - for recruiting employees, negotiating vendor contracts and discussing security issues.
- Lottery chief tours state. She's only been Tennessee's lottery chief for two days, but Rebecca Paul is already traveling the state gathering support for Tennessee's lottery. Wednesday she was in Memphis to talk with minority business owners.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $65 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery increased to $65 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $55 million drawing.
- Mega Millions or Powerball in Tennessee by July, Paul says. Tennesseans will get to play a multistate lottery game that offers giant jackpots - either Powerball or Mega Millions - by July 4, 2004, Rebecca Paul, who has been hired to run Tennessee's lottery, said yesterday.
- Lotto dream turns to dust. Some unlucky winner bought a Florida Lotto ticket worth $50 million in March, but lost his or her chance to cash it when the clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday.
- Tenn. may pay Paul 6 times what Calif., Texas, Fla. pay lottery chiefs. Tennessee's new lottery director will make at least three times the salary - and perhaps as much as six times more - than the directors of many of the nation's largest state lotteries, a survey of lotteries shows.
- Paul recommends maximizing lottery prizes. Increasing lottery prizes by changing the law that sets aside nearly a third of game proceeds for scholarships will ultimately lead to more money for Tennessee students, the state's new lottery chief said Tuesday.
- Paul denies leaving Georgia lottery in quandary. Rebecca Paul, Tennessee's new lottery chief executive officer yesterday denied leaving the same position in Georgia because of problems with the Peach State's lottery scholarship program.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$248.3 Million
Sep 11, 2013
- 2.€159 Million
Sep 13, 2011
- 3.$207 Million
Sep 11, 2018
- 4.$205 Million
Sep 10, 2016
- 5.$200 Million
Sep 13, 2005
- 6.$167 Million
Sep 12, 2015
- 7.€149 Million
Sep 10, 2019
- 8.€137.61 Million
Sep 10, 2016
- 9.$154 Million
Sep 10, 2019
- 10.$137 Million
Sep 13, 2006
- 11.$135 Million
Sep 12, 2006
- 12.$132 Million
Sep 12, 2018
- 13.$127 Million
Sep 10, 2014
- 14.$122 Million
Sep 13, 2016
- 15.$120 Million
Sep 11, 2012
- 16.$115 Million
Sep 13, 2017
- 17.$110 Million
Sep 12, 2012
- 18.$106 Million
Sep 10, 2013
- 18.$106 Million
Sep 11, 2015
- 20.$102 Million
Sep 10, 2008
- 21.€76 Million
Sep 16, 2005
- 22.$88 Million
Sep 11, 2002
- 23.€65 Million
Sep 12, 2014
- 24.$81 Million
Sep 12, 2009
- 25.€61.17 Million
Sep 12, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Sep 10, 1990
29 years old
Monday, Sep 10, 1990
29 years old
Friday, Sep 10, 1982
37 years old
Friday, Sep 10, 1982
37 years old
Friday, Sep 10, 1976
43 years old
Tuesday, Sep 10, 1974
45 years old
Friday, Sep 10, 1971
48 years old
Saturday, Sep 10, 1966
53 years old
Saturday, Sep 10, 1966
53 years old
Friday, Sep 10, 1965
54 years old
Thursday, Sep 10, 1964
55 years old
Tuesday, Sep 10, 1963
56 years old
Tuesday, Sep 10, 1957
62 years old
Thursday, Sep 10, 1953
66 years old
Monday, Sep 10, 1945
74 years old
Sunday, Sep 10, 1944
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4, after causing catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean. Irma resulted in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion (2017 USD) in damage.
- The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
- Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, becomes a full member of the United Nations.
- Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.
- Operation Barras successfully frees six British soldiers held captive for over two weeks and contributes to the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War.
- Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.
- A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
- Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.
- The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.
- In the Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.
- At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.
- World War II: In the course of Operation Achse, German troops begin their occupation of Rome.
- World War II: The British Army carries out an amphibious landing on Madagascar to re-launch Allied offensive operations in the Madagascar Campaign.
- World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss of a submarine in the war.
- World War II: Canada declares war on Germany, joining the Allies: Poland, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
- Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
- First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, Held at London's (England) Wembley Stadium
- The New York City Subway's third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened.
- Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
- Russian Civil War: The Red Army captures Kazan.
- Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
- Lattimer massacre: A sheriff's posse kills 19 unarmed striking immigrant miners in Lattimer, Pennsylvania, United States.
- George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
- Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
- Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru.
- The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
- At the Battle of St. George's Caye, British Honduras defeats Spain.
- American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
- John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
- Spanish Jesuit missionaries land in present-day Virginia to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.
- Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima: Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.
- The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full-scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI.
- Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal.
- An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Constantinople.
- John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.
- The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
Births On This Day
- Anna Blinkova, Russian tennis player
- Brooke Henderson, Canadian golfer
- Mohamed Sylla, French rapper
- Ruggero Pasquarelli, Italian singer and actor
- Ricky Ledo, American basketball player
- Ayub Masika, Kenyan footballer
- Boadu Maxwell Acosty, Ghanaian footballer
- Manish Pandey, Indian cricketer
- Matt Ritchie, English footballer
- Lee Sawyer, English footballer
- Bobby Sharp, Canadian wrestler
- Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
- Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player
- Nana Tanimura, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
- Alex Saxon, American actor
- Ashley Monroe, American singer-songwriter
- Eoin Morgan, English cricketer
- Aleksandrs Čekulajevs, Latvian footballer
- James Graham, English rugby league player
- Neil Walker, American baseball player
- Sander Post, Estonian footballer
- Harry Treadaway, English actor
- Luke Treadaway, English actor
- Drake Younger, American wrestler
- Fernando Belluschi, Argentinian footballer
- Jérémy Toulalan, French footballer
- Joey Votto, Canadian baseball player
- Misty Copeland, American ballerina and author
- Javi Varas, Spanish footballer
- Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
- Germán Denis, Argentinian footballer
- Bonnie Maxon, American wrestler
- Trevor Murdoch, American wrestler
- Mikey Way, American bass player and songwriter
- Julia Goldsworthy, English politician
- Alex Horne, British comedian
- Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
- Mike DiBiase, American wrestler
- Caleb Ralph, New Zealand rugby player
- Marty Holah, New Zealand rugby player
- Gustavo Kuerten, Brazilian tennis player
- Vassilis Lakis, Greek footballer
- Matt Morgan, American wrestler
- Reinder Nummerdor, Dutch volleyball player
- Dan O'Toole, Canadian sportscaster
- Melanie Pullen, American photographer
- Mohammad Akram, Pakistani cricketer and coach
- Mirko Filipović, Croatian mixed martial artist, boxer, and politician
- Ryan Phillippe, American actor and producer
- Ben Wallace, American basketball player
- Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
- Mark Huizinga, Dutch martial artist
- Tim Stimpson, English rugby player
- James Duval, American actor and producer
- Bente Skari, Norwegian skier
- Joe Bravo, American jockey
- Ménélik, Cameroonian-French rapper
- Dean Gorré, Surinamese footballer and manager
- Paula Kelley, American singer-songwriter
- Neera Tanden, American lawyer and policy analyst
- Craig Innes, New Zealand rugby player
- Johnathon Schaech, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Andreas Herzog, Austrian footballer and manager
- Big Daddy Kane, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Guy Ritchie, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- Yuki Saito, Japanese singer and actress
- Joe Nieuwendyk, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- John E. Sununu, American engineer and politician
- Randy Johnson, American baseball player and actor
- Bill Stevenson, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
- Trace Gallagher, American journalist
- Alison Bechdel, American author and illustrator
- Margaret Ferrier, Scottish politician
- Colin Firth, English actor and producer
- Tim Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Michael Earl, American actor, singer, and puppeteer (d. 2015)
- Chris Columbus, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Siobhan Fahey, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
- Kate Burton, Swiss-born British actress
- Carol Decker, English singer-songwriter (T'Pau)
- Johnnie Fingers, Irish keyboard player and songwriter (The Boomtown Rats)
- Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer
- Jackie Ashley, English journalist
- Lorely Burt, English politician
- Don Wilson, American kickboxer and actor
- Amy Irving, American actress
- Pat Cadigan, American science fiction author
- John Thurso, Scottish businessman and politician
- Medea Benjamin, American activist, founder of Code Pink
- Vic Toews, Paraguayan-Canadian lawyer and politician, 48th Canadian Minister of Justice
- Sarah Coakley, English philosopher, theologian, and academic
- Steve Keirn, American wrestler
- Bill Rogers, American golfer
- Rosie Flores, American singer and guitarist
- Tom Lund, Norwegian football player
- Joe Perry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Barriemore Barlow, English rock drummer and songwriter (Jethro Tull)
- Babette Cole, English author and illustrator (d. 2017)
- Don Muraco, American wrestler
- Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and author
- Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese historian and author
- Brian Donohoe, Scottish politician
- Judy Geeson, English actress
- Bob Lanier, American basketball player and coach
- Margaret Trudeau, Canadian actress and talk show host, 12th Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada
- Charlie Waters, American football player, coach, and radio host
- Larry Nelson, American golfer
- David Pountney, English director and manager
- Michèle Alliot-Marie, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
- Jim Hines, American sprinter and football player
- Don Powell, English rock drummer (Slade)
- Patrick Norman, Canadian singer-songwriter
- José Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gerard Henderson, Australian journalist and author
- Mike Mullane, American colonel and astronaut
- Thomas Allen, English actor, singer, and academic
- Danny Hutton, Irish-American singer
- Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist, biologist, and author (d. 2002)
- Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (d. 2014)
- Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese video game designer, invented Game Boy (d. 1997)
- Roy Ayers, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, vibraphonist, and producer
- Buck Buchanan, American football player (d. 1992)
- Bob Chance, American baseball player (d. 2013)
- David Hamilton, English radio and television host
- Jared Diamond, American biologist, geographer, and author
- Tommy Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
- Mary Oliver, American poet
- Charles Kuralt, American journalist (d. 1997)
- Roger Maris, American baseball player and coach (d. 1985)
- Jim Oberstar, American educator and politician (d. 2014)
- Larry Sitsky, Australian pianist, composer, and educator
- Mr. Wrestling II, American wrestler
- Yevgeny Khrunov, Russian colonel and astronaut (d. 2000)
- Karl Lagerfeld, German-French fashion designer and photographer (d. 2019)
- Bo Goldman, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer
- Isabel Colegate, English author and agent
- Philip Baker Hall, American actor
- Aino Kukk, Estonian chess player and engineer (d. 2006)
- Michel Bélanger, Canadian businessman and banker (d. 1997)
- John Golding, English historian, scholar, and curator (d. 2012)
- Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016)
- Roch Bolduc, Canadian civil servant and politician
- Walter Ralston Martin, American minister and author, founded the Christian Research Institute (d. 1989)
- Jean Vanier, Canadian philosopher and humanitarian, founded L'Arche
- Johnny Keating, Scottish trombonist, composer, and producer (d. 2015)
- Beryl Cook, English painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
- Roy Brown, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
- Dick Lucas, English minister and cleric
- Boris Tchaikovsky, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1996)
- Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)
- Boyd K. Packer, American educator and religious leader, 26th President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (d. 2015)
- Glen P. Robinson, American businessman, founded Scientific Atlanta (d. 2013)
- Joann Lõssov, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2000)
- John W. Morris, American general (d. 2013)
- Fabio Taglioni, Italian engineer (d. 2001)
- Lex van Delden, Dutch composer (d. 1988)
- Miguel Serrano, Chilean poet and diplomat (d. 2009)
- Edmond O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)
- Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Anglo-Irish captain and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1990)
- Robert Wise, American director and producer (d. 2005)
- Lincoln Gordon, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Brazil (d. 2009)
- Basappa Danappa Jatti, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Vice President of India (d. 2002)
- Angus Bethune, Australian soldier and politician, 33rd Premier of Tasmania (d. 2004)
- Raymond Scott, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1994)
- Waldo Rudolph Wedel, American archaeologist and author (d. 1996)
- Alva R. Fitch, American general (d. 1989)
- Dorothy Hill, Australian geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1997)
- Karl Wien, German geographer, academic, and mountaineer (d. 1937)
- Honey Craven, American horse rider and manager (d. 2003)
- Max Shachtman, American theorist and politician (d. 1972)
- Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (d. 1974)
- Bessie Love, American actress (d. 1986)
- Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (d. 1999)
- Georges Bataille, French philosopher, novelist, and poet (d. 1962)
- Hilde Hildebrand, German actress and singer (d. 1976)
- Adele Astaire, American actress and dancer (d. 1981)
- Robert Taschereau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 11th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1970)
- Ye Ting, Chinese general (d. 1946)
- Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (d. 1976)
- Alexander Dovzhenko, Soviet screenwriter/producer/director of Ukrainian origin (d. 1956)
- Arthur Compton, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
- Bob Heffron, New Zealand-Australian miner and politician, 30th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1978)
- Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian-French fashion designer (d. 1973)
- Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1945)
- Ivar Böhling, Finnish wrestler (d. 1929)
- Israel Abramofsky, Russian-American painter (d. 1976)
- Giovanni Gronchi, Italian soldier and politician, 3rd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1978)
- Kenneth Mason, English soldier and geographer (d. 1976)
- Govind Ballabh Pant, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (d. 1961)
- H.D., American poet, novelist, and memoirist (d. 1961)
- Johannes de Jong, Dutch cardinal (d. 1955)
- Carl Clinton Van Doren, American critic and biographer (d. 1950)
- Herbert Johanson, Estonian architect (d. 1964)
- Georgia Douglas Johnson, American poet and playwright (d. 1966)
- Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Native American Activist (d. 1947)
- Hugh D. McIntosh, Australian businessman (d. 1942)
- George Hewitt Myers, American forester and philanthropist (d. 1957)
- Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer (d. 1933)
- Charles Collett, English engineer (d. 1952)
- Jeppe Aakjær, Danish author and poet (d. 1930)
- Carl Correns, German botanist and geneticist (d. 1933)
- Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (d. 1938)
- Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founded the East Asiatic Company (d. 1937)
- Alice Brown Davis, American tribal chief (d. 1935)
- Abel Hoadley, English-Australian candy maker, created the Violet Crumble (d. 1918)
- Isaac K. Funk, American minister and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (d. 1912)
- Charles Sanders Peirce, American mathematician, statistician, and philosopher (d. 1914)
- Joseph Wheeler, American general and politician (d. 1906)
- William Jervois, English captain, engineer, and politician, 10th Governor of South Australia (d. 1897)
- Marie Laveau, American voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
- Harriet Arbuthnot, English diarist (d. 1834)
- Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist and author (d. 1868)
- Nicolás Bravo, Mexican soldier and politician, 11th President of Mexico (d. 1854)
- William Mason, American surgeon and politician (d. 1860)
- Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
- John Soane, English architect and academic, designed the Royal Academy and Freemasons' Hall (d. 1837)
- Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer (d. 1774)
- Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (d. 1695)
- Maria Theresa of Spain (d. 1683)
- Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author (d. 1689)
- Nicholas Lanier, English singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1666)
- Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Paraguayan-Argentinian soldier and politician (d. 1634)
- Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish general (d. 1615)
- George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1596)
- Wolfgang Musculus, German theologian (d. 1563)
- Pope Julius III (d. 1555)
- Eleanor, Princess of Asturias (d. 1425)
- Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)
- Louis IV of France (d. 954)
- Guo Wei, posthumously known as Emperor Taizu of Later Zhou
- Eutychius, patriarch of Alexandria (d. 940)
Deaths On This Day
- Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (b. 1918)
- Adrian Frutiger, Swiss typeface designer (b. 1928)
- Antoine Lahad, Lebanese general (b. 1927)
- Emilio Botín, Spanish banker and businessman (b. 1934)
- Richard Kiel, American actor (b. 1939)
- Edward Nelson, American mathematician and academic (b. 1932)
- George Spencer, American baseball player (b. 1926)
- Paul K. Sybrowsky, American religious leader and academic (b. 1944)
- John Hambrick, American journalist and actor (b. 1940)
- Ibrahim Makhous, Syrian politician, Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1925)
- Josef Němec, Czech boxer (b. 1933)
- E. Clay Shaw, Jr., American accountant and politician (b. 1939)
- Jack Vance, Canadian general (b. 1933)
- Raquel Correa, Chilean journalist (b. 1934)
- Robert Gammage, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1938)
- Lance LeGault, American actor and stuntman (b. 1935)
- Stanley Long, English director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- John Moffatt, English actor and playwright (b. 1922)
- Cliff Robertson, American actor (b. 1923)
- Gérald Beaudoin, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
- Vernon Handley, English conductor (b. 1930)
- Anita Roddick, English businesswoman, founded The Body Shop (b. 1942)
- Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (b. 1930)
- Ted Stepien, American businessman (b. 1925)
- Jane Wyman, American actress (b. 1917)
- Patty Berg, American golfer (b. 1918)
- Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Tongan king (b. 1918)
- Hermann Bondi, Austrian mathematician and cosmologist (b. 1919)
- Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)
- Brock Adams, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1927)
- Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Indian-Pakistani journalist and author (b. 1921)
- Joanne Dru, American actress (b. 1922)
- Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
- Charles Drake, American actor (b. 1917)
- Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
- Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (b. 1916)
- Boris Rõtov, Estonian chess player (b. 1937)
- Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1893)
- Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
- Felix Bloch, Swiss-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- Norah Lofts, English author (b. 1904)
- Jon Brower Minnoch, American heaviest man (b. 1941)
- B. J. Vorster, South African lawyer and politician, 4th State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
- Agostinho Neto, Angolan politician, 1st President of Angola (b. 1922)
- Dalton Trumbo, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1905)
- Hans Swarowsky, Hungarian-Austrian conductor and educator (b. 1899)
- George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- Cornelia Meigs, American author and playwright (b. 1884)
- Pier Angeli, Italian-American actress and singer (b. 1932)
- Erna Mohr, German zoologist (b. 1894)
- Emil Julius Gumbel, German mathematician and statistician (b. 1891)
- Father Divine, American spiritual leader (b. 1880)
- Leo Carrillo, American actor and singer (b. 1880)
- Wolfgang von Trips, German race car driver (b. 1928)
- Peter Anders, German tenor and actor (b. 1908)
- Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese engineer and architect, designed the Beirut City Hall (b. 1866)
- Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (b. 1861)
- Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig, German general (b. 1888)
- Charles Cruft, English businessman, founded Crufts (b. 1852)
- Sergei Tretyakov, Russian author and playwright (b. 1892)
- Huey Long, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1893)
- George Henschel, German-English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1850)
- Giuseppe Campari, Italian race car driver (b. 1892)
- Baconin Borzacchini, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
- Stanisław Czaykowski, Polish race car driver (b. 1899)
- Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1869)
- Salvatore Maranzano, Italian-American gangster (b. 1886)
- Sukumar Ray, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1887)
- Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and activist (b. 1840)
- J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher, founded the Archibald Prize (b. 1856)
- Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Canadian physician and politician, 3rd Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)
- Bagha Jatin, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1879 )
- Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
- Empress Elisabeth of Austria (b. 1837)
- David Humphreys Storer, American physician and naturalist (b. 1804)
- Charles III, Prince of Monaco (b. 1818)
- Simon Sechter, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1788)
- Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American minister and educator (b. 1787)
- William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (b. 1792)
- Letitia Christian Tyler, American wife of John Tyler, 11th First Lady of the United States (b. 1790)
- Mary Wollstonecraft, English philosopher, historian, and novelist (b. 1759)
- Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian missionary and explorer (b. 1703)
- Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
- Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, Filipino nun, founded the Religious of the Virgin Mary (b. 1663)
- Gerrard Winstanley, English activist (b. 1609)
- Henrietta Maria of France (b. 1609)
- Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1545)
- William Morgan, Welsh bishop and translator (b. 1545)
- Richard Grenville, English admiral and politician (b. 1542)
- Anthony Denny, English politician (b. 1501)
- John Colet, English theologian and scholar (b. 1467)
- Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1480)
- Federico da Montefeltro, Italian warlord (b. 1422)
- Jacopo Piccolomini-Ammannati, Italian cardinal and humanist (b. 1422)
- John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1371)
- Joanna of Dreux, Countess of Penthievre and Duchess of Brittany (b. 1319)
- Louis I of Hungary (b. 1326)
- Robert of Taranto, King of Albania
- Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)
- Nicholas of Tolentino, Italian mystic and saint (b. 1245)
- John II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal (b. 1237)
- William de Redvers, 5th Earl of Devon, English politician
- Henry II, Count of Champagne (b. 1166)
- Matilda of England, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1102)
- Louis IV, king of West Francia (b. 920)
- Gao Xingzhou, Chinese general (b. 885)
- Baldwin II, Frankish margrave (b. c. 865)
- Li Chongfu, imperial prince of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (b. c. 680)
- Guo Zhengyi, official of the Chinese Tang Dynasty
- Dugu Qieluo, empress of the Chinese Sui dynasty (b. 544)
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- Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China (b. 260 BC)