On This Day in History: September 11
September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 111 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot. Starting Sunday, Jersey Cash 5 players will see game changes that will result in larger estimated starting jackpots, more opportunities to win bigger jackpots, and increases in the average match-3 prize paid -- all for the same $1 ticket price.
- Couple brings lottery ticket on vacation not realizing it's a winner. A Dublin, Ireland, couple went on vacation with a wining lottery ticket and were oblivious to the fact that they'd won €250,000 (US$323,000).
- NJ Mega Millions lottery ticket due to expire Oct. 5. New Jersey lottery players, check your wallet, clean out the drawers, dig into your pants' pockets because someone has a New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions
ticket worth $250,000 that will expire on October 5, 2013 if it is not validated.
- NJ moves to privatize lottery sales, marketing. Four companies interested in running portions of the New Jersey Lottery attended a mandatory information session in Trenton last Thursday, the first step toward privatization.
- GTECH launches lottery developer network. GTECH Corp. has launched the lottery developer network, a game development program, which it says "lays the foundation for significant advancement within the lottery industry."
- Louisiana lottery winnings of $11M went unclaimed last year. Nearly $11 million in lottery winnings in Louisiana went unclaimed in the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Louisiana lottery officials.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $46 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $46 million Saturday.
- Texas Lottery reports $3.5 billion in sales. Popular scratch-off games and a record lottery jackpot propelled the Texas Lottery to its second-highest sales during fiscal year 2004.
- Two Tickets Split $57 Million Calif. SuperLotto Plus Jackpot. The California Lottery's $57 million jackpot was split by two winning tickets drawn Wednesday, September 10, 2003. This is the fourth time Kavanagh Liquors in San Lorenzo has sold a jackpot-winning ticket.
- One ticket wins $21 million Florida Lotto Jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $21 million, lottery officials said Wednesday.
- Powerball Jackpot Grows to $28 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 283,741 players across the nation won a total of more than $2.4 million in prizes in America's Game.
- Treasurer eyes tax-evading Lottery winners. Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill plans to tighten Lottery regulations following an audit report issued Wednesday that shows winners often employ suspicious ticket cashing methods to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes.
- Although couple apart for six years, both get lottery winnings. A San Antonio man and his common-law wife who have been estranged for six years face the prospect of splitting an $800,000 winning lottery ticket.
- Minorities get lottery pitch. A standing-room-only crowd of women and minority business owners gathered Wednesday to hear new Tennessee Education Lottery chief executive officer Rebecca Paul.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$248.3 Million
Sep 11, 2013
- 2.$222 Million
Sep 14, 2016
- 3.€159 Million
Sep 13, 2011
- 4.$207 Million
Sep 11, 2018
- 5.$200 Million
Sep 13, 2005
- 6.€162 Million
Sep 13, 2019
- 7.$172 Million
Sep 13, 2019
- 8.$167 Million
Sep 12, 2015
- 9.€138.92 Million
Sep 13, 2016
- 10.$149 Million
Sep 13, 2014
- 11.$137 Million
Sep 13, 2006
- 12.$135 Million
Sep 12, 2006
- 13.$132 Million
Sep 12, 2018
- 14.$122 Million
Sep 13, 2016
- 15.$120 Million
Sep 11, 2012
- 16.$119 Million
Sep 13, 2013
- 17.$118 Million
Sep 13, 2008
- 18.$115 Million
Sep 13, 2017
- 19.$110 Million
Sep 12, 2012
- 20.$108 Million
Sep 11, 2020
- 21.$106 Million
Sep 11, 2015
- 22.€76 Million
Sep 16, 2005
- 23.$88 Million
Sep 11, 2002
- 24.$85 Million
Sep 12, 2020
- 25.€65 Million
Sep 12, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1990
30 years old
Sunday, Sep 11, 1988
32 years old
Friday, Sep 11, 1987
33 years old
Wednesday, Sep 11, 1985
35 years old
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1984
36 years old
Friday, Sep 11, 1981
39 years old
Thursday, Sep 11, 1975
45 years old
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1973
47 years old
Saturday, Sep 11, 1971
49 years old
Wednesday, Sep 11, 1968
52 years old
Monday, Sep 11, 1967
53 years old
Saturday, Sep 11, 1965
55 years old
Thursday, Sep 11, 1958
62 years old
Wednesday, Sep 11, 1957
63 years old
Wednesday, Sep 11, 1957
63 years old
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1956
64 years old
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1956
64 years old
Monday, Sep 11, 1950
70 years old
Saturday, Sep 11, 1948
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.
- A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.
- The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.
- The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
- A major Channel Tunnel fire breaks out on a freight train, resulting in the closure of part of the tunnel for six months.
- Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.
- The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killing 2,977 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
- NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
- After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.
- Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Oahu.
- Continental Express Flight 2574 crashes in Colorado County, Texas, near Eagle Lake, killing 11 passengers and three crew.
- Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.
- The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by Phalange forces.
- A new constitution of Chile is established under the influence of then Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, which is subject to controversy in Chile today.
- A bomb planted by a Croatian terrorist, Zvonko Bušić, is found at New York's Grand Central Terminal; one NYPD officer is killed trying to defuse it.
- Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
- A coup in Chile, funded by the CIA and headed by General Augusto Pinochet, topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.
- JAT Airways Flight 769 crashes into the Maganik mountain range while on approach to Titograd Airport, killing 35 passengers and six crew.
- The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.
- The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.
- The Dawson's Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
- Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.
- China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) launched an attack on Indian posts at Nathu La, Sikkim, India, which resulted a military clashes.
- Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Army captures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.
- Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
- Hurricane Edna hits New England as a Category 2 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.
- Korean War: President Harry S. Truman approved military operations north of the 38 parallel.
- World War II: Australian 9th Division forces liberate the Japanese-run Batu Lintang camp, a POW and civilian internment camp on the island of Borneo.
- World War II: The Western Allied invasion of Germany begins near the city of Aachen.
- World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.
- World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija ending the Italian occupation of Corsica.
- Charles Lindbergh's Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and FDR's administration of pressing for war with Germany.
- The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
- Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan of creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.
- United States Marine Corps invades Honduras.
- The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.
- World War I: Australia invades German New Guinea, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.
- The Ninth Avenue derailment occurs in New York City, killing 13.
- The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
- After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.
- The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
- Outbreak of Revolution of September 11 resulting in the State of Buenos Aires declaring independence as a Republic.
- Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves led by William Parker fight off and kill a slave owner who, with a federal marshal and an armed party, sought to seize three of his former slaves in Christiana, Pennsylvania, thereby creating a cause célèbre between slavery proponents and abolitionists.
- The Riograndense Republic is proclaimed by rebels after defeating Empire of Brazil's troops in the Battle of Seival, during the Ragamuffin War.
- Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.
- Surrender of the expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown to retake Mexico. This was the consummation of Mexico's campaign for independence.
- Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish class="external text" href="http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18136/18136-h/18136-h.htm">The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that led to his mysterious disappearance.
- War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
- War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C..
- Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin.
- France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.
- The Maltese National Congress Battalions are disbanded by British Civil Commissioner Alexander Ball.
- The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.
- Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
- The beginning of the Annapolis Convention.
- American Revolutionary War: Sugarloaf Massacre: A small detachment of militia from Northampton County are attacked by Native Americans and Loyalists near Little Nescopeck Creek.
- American Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine: The British celebrate a major victory in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
- British-American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.
- Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years' War.
- Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.
- Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands, and Austria fight against France.
- Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish Empire ceases to be a major power.
- Battle of Zenta: a major engagement in the Great Turkish War (1683-1699) and one of the most decisive defeats in Ottoman history.
- Battle of Vienna: Coalition forces, including the famous winged Hussars, led by Polish King John III Sobieski lift the siege laid by Ottoman forces.
- Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.
- Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
- Ottoman forces retreat from Malta ending the Great Siege of Malta.
- Santiago, Chile, is besieged by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco, to free eight indigenous chiefs held captive by the Spaniards. However, the Spaniards decapitated them and rolled their heads on the main square, horrifying the indigenous warriors, and subsequently ending the attack.
- Lithuanian Civil War (1389-92): The Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.
- Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.
- The first recorded instance of the Catholic practice of perpetual Eucharistic adoration formally begins in Avignon, France.
- Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
- Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends, where the Roman Empire suffers the greatest defeat of its history and the Rhine being established as the border between the Empire and the so-called barbarians for the next four hundred years.
Births On This Day
- Farrah Moan, American drag queen and entertainer
- Jonathan Adams, English discus thrower
- JC Caylen, American YouTube personality
- Jordan Ayew, Ghanaian footballer
- Rhema Obed, English footballer
- Kygo, Norwegian DJ
- Jo Inge Berget, Norwegian footballer
- Jarrod Croker, Australian rugby league player
- Mike Moustakas, American baseball player
- Robert Acquafresca, Italian footballer
- Tyler Hoechlin, American actor
- Dwayne Jarrett, American football player
- Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player
- Shaun Livingston, American basketball player
- Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player
- Aled de Malmanche, New Zealand rugby player
- Benson Stanley, New Zealand rugby player
- Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenyan runner
- Ike Diogu, American basketball player
- Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player
- Elvan Abeylegesse, Ethiopian-Turkish runner
- Yelena Parkhomenko, Azerbaijani volleyball player
- Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer
- Hallowicked, American wrestler
- Charles Kelley, American singer-songwriter
- Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer, responsible for the Columbine High School massacre (d. 1999)
- Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
- Dawit Kebede, Ethiopian journalist and publisher
- Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian racing driver
- Eric Abidal, French footballer
- Leon Cort, English footballer
- Frank Francisco, Dominican baseball player
- Steve Hofstetter, American comedian, journalist, and author
- David Pizarro, Chilean footballer
- Ben Lee, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- Ed Reed, American football player
- Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer and manager
- Jonny Buckland, English guitarist
- Ludacris, American rapper and producer
- Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player
- Tobias Zellner, German footballer
- Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver
- Murali Kartik, Indian cricketer
- Juan Cobián, Argentinian footballer
- Pierre Issa, South African footballer
- DeLisha Milton-Jones, American basketball player and coach
- Richard Ashcroft, English singer-songwriter and musician
- Taraji P. Henson, American actress
- William Joppy, American boxer and coach
- Ted Leo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Antonio Gómez Medina, Mexican wrestler
- Stefano Cagol, Italian photographer and director
- Eduardo Pérez, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
- Allan Alaküla, Estonian journalist
- Paul Mayeda Berges, American director and screenwriter
- Maria Bartiromo, American financial journalist and television personality
- Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and talk show host
- Sung Jae-gi, South Korean activist, founded Man of Korea (d. 2013)
- Charles Walker, English politician
- Bashar al-Assad, Syrian politician, 21st President of Syria
- Paul Heyman, American wrestling promoter, manager, and journalist
- Moby, American singer-songwriter, musician, and DJ
- Victor Wooten, American musician
- Dave Bidini, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Filip Dewinter, Belgian politician
- Kristy McNichol, American actress
- Victoria Poleva, Ukrainian pianist and composer
- Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer
- Jenny Sanford, American banker and businesswoman
- Philip Ardagh, English author
- E. G. Daily, American actress
- Virginia Madsen, American actress
- Samina Raja, Pakistani poet and educator (d. 2012)
- Hiroshi Amano, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Michael P. Leavitt, American soldier
- Andre Dubus III, American novelist and short story writer
- David Frost, South African golfer
- Robert Wrenn, American golfer and sportscaster
- Brad Lesley, American baseball player (d. 2013)
- Scott Patterson, American actor
- Phoef Sutton, American screenwriter and producer
- Jeff Sluman, American golfer
- Jeh Johnson, American political appointee; Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Tony Gilroy, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Sharon Lamb, American psychologist and academic
- Jani Allan, English-South African journalist and author
- Sarita Francis, Former Montserrat Deputy Governor
- Renée Geyer, Australian singer-songwriter
- Tommy Shaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Catherine Bott, English soprano
- Miroslav Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2008)
- Richard D. Gill, English-Dutch mathematician and academic
- Hugo Porta, Argentinian rugby player
- Anne Dell, Australian biochemist and academic
- Bruce Doull, Australian footballer
- Amy Madigan, American actress
- Barry Sheene, English motorcycle racer and sportscaster (d. 2003)
- Roger Uttley, English rugby player and coach
- Bill Whittington, American racing driver
- John Martyn, English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
- Anthony Browne, English author and illustrator
- John Roberts, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2016)
- Jim Shoulder, English footballer and manager
- Dennis Tufano, American rock singer
- Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer and manager
- Gianluigi Gelmetti, Italian composer and conductor
- Leo Kottke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Everaldo, Brazilian footballer (d. 1974)
- Freddy Thielemans, Belgian educator and politician, Mayor of Brussels
- André Caillé, Canadian chemist and businessman
- Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (d. 2015)
- Mickey Hart, American drummer, percussionist, and musicologist
- Brian Perkins, New Zealand-English journalist and actor
- Lola Falana, American actress, singer, and dancer
- Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Civil Rights activist and Little Rock Nine member
- Brian De Palma, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Nông Đức Mạnh, Vietnamese politician
- Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and author (d. 2012)
- Theodore Olson, American lawyer and politician, United States Solicitor General
- Robert Palmer, American businessman, co-founded Mostek
- Charles Geschke, American businessman, co-founded Adobe Systems
- David Higgins, English composer and conductor (d. 2006)
- Brian F. G. Johnson, English chemist and academic
- Robert Crippen, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
- Queen Paola of Belgium
- Pavel Landovský, Czech actor, director, and playwright (d. 2014)
- Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer
- Gherman Titov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2000)
- Oliver Jones, Canadian pianist and composer
- Margaret Booth, English lawyer and judge
- William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002)
- Nicola Pietrangeli, Italian tennis player
- Peter Anderson, English footballer
- Bob Packwood, American politician
- John Reger, American football player (d. 2013)
- Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian and academic (d. 2014)
- Cathryn Damon, American actress and dancer (d. 1987)
- Jean-Claude Forest, French author and illustrator (d. 1998)
- Saleh Selim, Egyptian footballer, manager, and actor (d. 2002)
- Luis García, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
- Primož Kozak, Slovenian playwright (d. 1981)
- Patrick Mayhew, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
- Reubin Askew, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of Florida (d. 2014)
- Earl Holliman, American actor
- William X. Kienzle, American priest and author (d. 2001)
- Keith Holman, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2011)
- G. David Schine, American soldier and businessman (d. 1996)
- Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- Harry Somers, Canadian soldier and composer (d. 1999)
- Daniel Akaka, American soldier, engineer, and politician (d. 2018)
- Tom Landry, American football player and coach (d. 2000)
- Rudolf Vrba, Czech-Canadian pharmacologist and educator (d. 2006)
- Betsy Drake, American actress (d. 2015)
- Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer and academic (d. 1984)
- Leaford Bearskin, American tribal leader and colonel (d. 2012)
- Edwin Richfield, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- Donald Blakeslee, American colonel and pilot (d. 2008)
- Herbert Lom, Czech-born English actor (d. 2012)
- Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (d. 1989)
- Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist and author (d. 1996)
- Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and horse breeder (d. 2001)
- Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2015)
- Serbian Patriarch Pavle II (d. 2009)
- Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
- Jacinto Convit, Venezuelan physician and academic (d. 2014)
- Lala Amarnath, Indian cricketer (d. 2000)
- Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1971)
- Alvar Lidell, English journalist (d. 1981)
- Lev Oborin, Russian pianist and educator (d. 1974)
- Karl Plutus, Estonian lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)
- Theodor Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969)
- Stephen Etnier, American lieutenant and painter (d. 1984)
- D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman, founded Gold Kist (d. 1999)
- Philipp Bouhler, German politician (d. 1945)
- Jimmie Davis, American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (d. 2000)
- Anton Koolmann, Estonian wrestler and coach (d. 1953)
- Gerald Templer, English field marshal and politician, British High Commissioner in Malaya (d. 1979)
- Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (d. 1982)
- Douglas Hawkes, English-Greek racing driver and engineer (d. 1974)
- William Thomas Walsh, American historian, author, and educator (d. 1949)
- D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1930)
- Herbert Stothart, American composer and conductor (d. 1949)
- Sudhamoy Pramanick, Indian activist and politician (d. 1974)
- Louis Coatalen, French engineer (d. 1962)
- Felix Dzerzhinsky, Polish-Russian academic and politician (d. 1926)
- James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1946)
- Stan Rowley, Australian sprinter (d. 1924)
- Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona, Italian racing driver, mountaineer, and politician (d. 1927)
- Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)
- Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, English field marshal and politician, 12th Governor General of Canada (d. 1935)
- Hawley Harvey Crippen, American physician (d. 1910)
- O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)
- Juhani Aho, Finnish author and journalist (d. 1921)
- James Allan, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1934)
- Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian author and playwright (d. 1905)
- Mary Watson Whitney, American astronomer and academic (d. 1921)
- John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop (d. 1918)
- Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American journalist, author, and explorer (d. 1870)
- Thomas Hill, American painter (d. 1908)
- Eduard Hanslick, Bohemian-Austrian musicologist and critic (d. 1904)
- Carl Zeiss, German lens maker, created the Optical instrument (d. 1888)
- Daniel S. Dickinson, American lawyer and politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of New York (d. 1866)
- Franz Ernst Neumann, German mineralogist and physicist (d. 1895)
- Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish pianist and composer (d. 1832)
- Mungo Park, Scottish surgeon and explorer (d. 1806)
- Valentino Fioravanti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1837)
- Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1827)
- Johann Bernhard Basedow, German author and educator (d. 1790)
- William Boyce, English organist and composer (d. 1779)
- James Thomson, Scottish poet and playwright (d. 1748)
- Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German academic and jurist (d. 1741)
- Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, French general (d. 1675)
- Vincenzo Maculani, Catholic cardinal (d. 1667)
- Daniyal, Imperial Prince of the Royal House of Timur (d. 1604)
- Joseph Calasanz, Spanish priest and founder of Piarists (d. 1648)
- John George, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1598)
- Pierre de Ronsard, French poet and author (d. 1585)
- Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian ornithologist and botanist (d. 1605)
- Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Duchess of Guelders (1518-1538) (d. 1572)
- Louise of Savoy, French regent (d. 1531)
- Bernardo Accolti, Italian poet (d. 1536)
- Eleanor of Lancaster, countess of Arundel (d. 1372)
- Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shōgun (d. 1204)
- Yuknoom Ch'een II, Mayan ruler
Deaths On This Day
- B. J. Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia (b. 1936)
- Alexis Arquette, American actress, musician and cabaret performer (b. 1969)
- Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1930)
- Antoine Duhamel, French composer and conductor (b. 1925)
- Donald Sinden, English actor (b. 1923)
- Francisco Chavez, Filipino lawyer and politician, Solicitor General of the Philippines (b. 1947)
- Albert Jacquard, French geneticist and biologist (b. 1925)
- Andrzej Trybulec, Polish mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1941)
- Finn Bergesen, Norwegian civil servant and businessman (b. 1945)
- Tomas Evjen, Norwegian cinematographer and producer (b. 1972)
- J. Christopher Stevens, American lawyer and diplomat, 10th United States Ambassador to Libya (b. 1960)
- Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
- Ralph Gubbins, English footballer (b. 1932)
- Anjali Gupta, Indian soldier and pilot (b. 1975)
- Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor and model (b. 1971)
- Harold Gould, American actor (b. 1923)
- Kevin McCarthy, American actor (b. 1914)
- Jim Carroll, American author, poet and musician (b. 1949)
- Pierre Cossette, Canadian producer and manager (b. 1923)
- Larry Gelbart, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Yoshito Usui, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1958)
- Ian Porterfield, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1946)
- Gene Savoy, American explorer, theologian, and author (b. 1927)
- Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (b. 1925)
- Joe Zawinul, Austrian keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1932)
- William Auld, Scottish poet and author (b. 1924)
- Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)
- Fred Ebb, American songwriter (b. 1928)
- David Mann, American painter and illustrator (b. 1939)
- Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (b. 1949)
- Anna Lindh, Swedish politician, 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sweden (b. 1957)
- John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)
- Kim Hunter, American actress (b. 1922)
- Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1933)
- David Wisniewski, American author and illustrator (b. 1953)
- Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: David Angell, American screenwriter and television producer (b. 1946)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Mohamed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (b. 1968)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Garnet Bailey, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1948)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Berry Berenson, American photographer, actress, and model (b. 1948)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Carolyn Beug, American director and producer (b. 1952)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Bill Biggart, American photographer and journalist (b. 1947)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Ronald Paul Bucca, American fire marshal (b. 1954)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Charles Burlingame, American captain and pilot (b. 1949)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Kevin Cosgrove, American business executive (b. 1955)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Wilson Flagg, American admiral (b. 1938)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Mychal Judge, American priest and chaplain (b. 1933)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Daniel M. Lewin, American mathematician and businessman, co-founded Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Timothy Maude, American general (b. 1947)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Eamon McEneaney, American lacrosse player and poet (b. 1954)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: John P. O'Neill, American FBI agent (b. 1952)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Barbara Olson, American lawyer and journalist (b. 1955)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Rick Rescorla, Cornish-American colonel (b. 1939)
- Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Marwan al-Shehhi, Emirati terrorist (b. 1978)
- Belkis Ayón, Cuban painter and lithographer (b. 1967)
- Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (b. 1972)
- Dane Clark, American actor (b. 1913)
- Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1933)
- Hannah Weiner, American poet (b. 1928)
- Anita Harding, English neurologist and academic (b. 1952)
- Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian harpsichordist, pianist, and composer (b. 1910)
- Jessica Tandy, English-American actress (b. 1909)
- Antoine Izméry, Haitian businessman and activist
- Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1912)
- Mary Jane Reoch, American cyclist (b. 1945)
- Ernst Herbeck, Austrian-German poet (b. 1920)
- Myrna Mack, Guatemalan anthropologist and activist (b. 1949)
- Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator (b. 1935)
- Lorne Greene, Canadian actor (b. 1915)
- Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
- Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and educator (b. 1907)
- Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Greek academic and politician, 138th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1902)
- Noel Streatfeild, English author (b. 1895)
- William Alwyn, English composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1905)
- Henrietta Barnett, British Women's Royal Air Force officer (b. 1905)
- Eleanor Dark, Australian author (b. 1901)
- Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
- Albert Soboul, French historian and academic (b. 1914)
- Mike Gazella, American baseball player and manager (b. 1895)
- Georgi Markov, Bulgarian author and playwright (b. 1929)
- Janet Parker, English photographer (b. 1938)
- Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (b. 1944)
- Lois Lenski, American author and illustrator (b. 1893)
- Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (b. 1908)
- Neem Karoli Baba, Indian philosopher and guru
- Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician (b. 1894)
- René Cogny, French general (b. 1904)
- Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish engineer and academic (b. 1904)
- Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (b. 1889)
- Ralph C. Smedley, American educator, founded Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
- Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Indian poet and critic (b. 1917)
- Paul Douglas, American actor (b. 1907)
- Camillien Houde, Canadian politician, 34th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1889)
- Robert W. Service, English-French poet and author (b. 1874)
- Mary Proctor, American astronomer (b. 1862)
- Billy Bishop, Canadian colonel and pilot (b. 1894)
- Alfrēds Riekstiņš, Latvian military officer and freedom fighter (d. 1913)
- Jan Smuts, South African field marshal and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1870)
- Henri Rabaud, French composer and conductor (b. 1873)
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Pakistan (b. 1876)
- Christian Rakovsky, Bulgarian physician, journalist, and politician, Soviet Ambassador to France (b. 1873)
- Konstantin Korovin, Russian-French painter and set designer (b. 1861)
- Charles Norris, American coroner (b. 1867)
- Stanisław Wigura, Polish pilot and businessman, co-founded the RWD Company (b. 1901)
- Franciszek Żwirko, Polish soldier and pilot (b. 1895)
- Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor and director (b. 1875)
- Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist, poet, and activist (b. 1882)
- Georges Guynemer, French captain and pilot (b. 1894)
- William Sprague IV, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1830)
- Louis Henri Boussenard, French explorer and author (b. 1847)
- Francis James Child, American scholar and educator (b. 1825)
- Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentinian journalist and politician, 7th President of Argentina (b. 1811)
- Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (b. 1806)
- Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (b. 1786)
- David Ricardo, English economist and politician (b. 1772)
- Louis Godin, French astronomer and academic (b. 1704)
- François Couperin, French organist and composer (b. 1668)
- Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (b. 1665)
- Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)
- James Harrington, English philosopher and author (b. 1611)
- Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (b. 1577)
- Vincenza Armani, Italian actress (b. 1530)
- Bonne of Luxembourg, queen of John II of France (b. 1315)
- Philip of Artois, Lord of Conches, Nonancourt, and Domfront (b. 1269)
- Hugh de Cressingham, English Treasurer
- Robert Kilwardby, English cardinal (b. 1215)
- Stephen Hagiochristophorites, Byzantine courtier (b. 1130)
- Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (b. 1105)
- Béla I of Hungary (b. 1016)
- Kesta Styppiotes, Byzantine general