On This Day in History: September 13
September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 109 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- What happens when Michigan lottery retailers try to game the system. Though officials say the vast majority of the 10,500 Michigan lottery retailers deal honestly with both the agency and their customers, a few are always looking for a new way to game the system. It's the job of the lottery agency's eight-person security unit, which handles about 1,500 cases a year, to investigate those offenders, and, if necessary, shut them down.
- NJ Lottery Pick 6 jackpot highest in 4 years. New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey is urging New Jersey Lottery players to get their Pick 6 game tickets as early as possible in advance of the Thursday, September 13 drawing for the $16.7 million jackpot.
- Sales halted for Iowa Lottery scratch game. Sales are being stopped for one of the Iowa Lottery's $5 instant-scratch games.
- Lottery winner to send sales clerk on vacation. The grateful winner of a Mega Millions lottery prize has promised to give $10,000 to the clerk who sold him a winning ticket so her family can take trip to their home of South Korea.
- Unidentified Maryland couple claims $108.8M Powerball jackpot. An Abingdon, Maryland, couple has stepped forward to claim the first Powerball jackpot sold in Maryland, a state lottery spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.
- Opinion: Powerball winners will lose big if they go public. Should a big lottery winner go public or not? To grip a check the size of a Charlie Sheen poster for the cameras? Or to hide your good fortune from an admiring and envious world?
- UK Lottery 'Millionaire Map' obtained. In the category of 'better late than never', UK National Lottery operator Camelot has forwarded a copy of the Millionaire Map to Lottery Post for review.
- Tenn. Lottery: Curse of the computerized drawings?. Ever since the Tennessee Lottery switched to computerized drawings, they have suffered one mishap after another.
- Powerball Jackpot Soars to $72 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $72 million, with a cash option of $39.2 million.
- Great-great-grandmother wins $5.6m lottery jackpot. A 94-year-old great-great-grandmother from Everett, Massachusetts is thinking about fixing her leaky roof and maybe taking a cruise to someplace warm and sunny now that she's won $5.6 million in the state lottery, her great-granddaughter, Cynthia Smith, said yesterday.
- Factory Worker to Quit after Lottery Win. A manual worker at a lubricants factory was planning early retirement today after scooping more than £1.1 million in the UK National Lottery.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$301 Million
Sep 14, 2013
- 2.$227 Million
Sep 14, 2018
- 3.$222 Million
Sep 14, 2016
- 4.€159 Million
Sep 13, 2011
- 5.$200 Million
Sep 13, 2005
- 6.$185 Million
Sep 16, 2015
- 7.€162 Million
Sep 13, 2019
- 8.$172 Million
Sep 13, 2019
- 9.$163 Million
Sep 15, 2006
- 10.€138.92 Million
Sep 13, 2016
- 11.€130 Million
Sep 15, 2017
- 12.$149 Million
Sep 13, 2014
- 13.€100 Million
Sep 18, 2009
- 14.$147 Million
Sep 15, 2018
- 15.$137 Million
Sep 13, 2006
- 16.$125 Million
Sep 15, 2012
- 17.$122 Million
Sep 13, 2016
- 18.$119 Million
Sep 13, 2013
- 18.$119 Million
Sep 15, 2020
- 20.$118 Million
Sep 13, 2008
- 21.$115 Million
Sep 13, 2017
- 22.$100 Million
Sep 14, 2002
- 23.$95 Million
Sep 16, 2009
- 24.€73 Million
Sep 16, 2014
- 25.$94 Million
Sep 15, 2010
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Sep 13, 1984
36 years old
Wednesday, Sep 13, 1972
48 years old
Tuesday, Sep 13, 1966
54 years old
Sunday, Sep 13, 1964
56 years old
Thursday, Sep 13, 1962
58 years old
Thursday, Sep 13, 1962
58 years old
Sunday, Sep 13, 1953
67 years old
Thursday, Sep 13, 1917
103 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The Merrimack Valley gas explosions: One person is killed, 25 are injured, and 40 homes are destroyed when excessive natural gas pressure caused fires and explosions.
- Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.
- Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.
- Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding areas.
- The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
- Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
- Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
- Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
- Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
- Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.
- Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.
- Spantax Flight 995 crashes at Málaga Airport during a rejected takeoff, killing 50 of the 394 people on board.
- South Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
- General Motors introduces Diesel engine, with Oldsmobile Diesel engine, in the Delta 88, Oldsmobile 98, and Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser models amongst others.
- State police and National Guardsmen storm New York's Attica Prison to quell a prison revolt, which claimed 43 lives.
- Chairman Mao Zedong's second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees China after the failure of an alleged coup. His plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.
- Cold War: Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
- South Vietnamese Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Dương Văn Đức fail in a coup attempt against General Nguyễn Khánh.
- Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd of 20,000 West Berliners on Sunday, in Waldbühne.
- An appeals court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the first African-American student admitted to the segregated university.
- The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.
- The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.
- Nikita Khrushchev is appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- Deputy Prime Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel orders the Army to move into Hyderabad to integrate it with the Indian Union.
- Margaret Chase Smith is elected United States senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
- World War II: Start of the Battle of Meligalas between the Greek Resistance forces of the Greek People's Liberation Army (ELAS) and the collaborationist security battalions.
- World War II: Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal Campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Japanese with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.
- Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
- Following a military coup in Spain, Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
- The final act of the Greco-Turkish War, the Great Fire of Smyrna, commences.
- World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
- The Santos-Dumont 14-bis makes a short hop, the first flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
- Filipino insurgents defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
- Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
- Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
- Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
- Anglo-Egyptian War: The Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought.
- American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee's battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
- Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives an iron rod 1 ⁄4 inches (3.2 cm) in diameter being driven through his brain; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate discussion of the nature of the brain and its functions.
- Mexican-American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American troops under General Winfield Scott capture Mexico City in the Mexican-American War.
- The Greek Army rebels (OS date: September 3) against the autocratic rule of king Otto of Greece, demanding the granting of a constitution.
- In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore. During the battle, Francis Scott Key composes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", which is later set to music and becomes the United States' national anthem.
- War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
- Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
- King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
- The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country's temporary capital.
- American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful "grand assault" during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
- Battle of the Plains of Abraham: the British defeat the French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
- Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
- Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Scottish Royalists are defeated by Covenanters at the Battle of Philiphaugh.
- Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him - the Hudson River.
- San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
- After three years of exile, John Calvin returns to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine known as Calvinism.
- Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
- Italian Renaissance: Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
- Battle of Tangier: a Portuguese expeditionary force initiates a failed attempt to seize the Moroccan citadel of Tangier.
- Ögedei Khan is proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire in Kodoe Aral, Khentii: Mongolia.
- Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimum, near Carthage, North Africa.
- Yax Nuun Ahiin I is crowned as 15th Ajaw of Tikal
- 509 BC
- The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
- 585 BC
- Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.
Births On This Day
- Playboi Carti, American rapper
- Robbie Kay, English actor
- Jerry Tollbring, Swedish handball player
- João Carlos Almeida Leandro, Portuguese footballer
- Shubham Khajuria, Indian cricketer
- Leonor Andrade, Portuguese singer
- Cameron Munster, Australian rugby league player
- Niall Horan, Irish singer
- Alice Merton, German-Canadian-English singer and songwriter
- Ksenia Afanasyeva, Russian gymnast
- Aoi Nakabeppu, Japanese model and actress
- Luciano Narsingh, Dutch footballer
- Elysée Irié Bi Séhi, Ivorian footballer
- Kenny Edwards, New Zealand rugby league player
- Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player (d. 2013)
- Thomas Müller, German footballer
- William Owusu, Ghanaian footballer
- Luis Rentería, Panamanian footballer (d. 2014)
- Keith Treacy, Irish footballer
- Edenilson Bergonsi, Brazilian footballer
- Jonathan de Guzmán, Canadian-Dutch footballer
- Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby player
- Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgarian tennis player
- Steve Colpaert, Belgian footballer
- Derek Hardman, American football player
- Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese race car driver
- Sean Williams, American basketball player
- David Jordan, English singer-songwriter
- Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Australian rugby league player
- Nabil Abou-Harb, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Baron Corbin, American wrestler
- James Bourne, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Molly Crabapple, American illustrator and journalist
- Ryan Del Monte, Canadian ice hockey player
- Eduard Ratnikov, Estonian footballer
- Lloyd Dyer, English footballer
- Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
- Rickie Weeks, American baseball player
- Colin Marston, American guitarist, bassist, and producer/engineer
- Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
- Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist
- Angelina Love, Canadian-American wrestler
- Andreas Biermann, German footballer (d. 2014)
- Han Chae-young, South Korean actress
- Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player
- Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer
- Viren Rasquinha, Indian field hockey player
- Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer
- Tony Henry, English footballer
- Swizz Beatz, American rapper and producer
- Peter Sunde, Swedish businessman
- Masato Shibata, Japanese wrestler
- Fiona Apple, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pianist
- Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer, director, and producer
- Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer-songwriter and drummer
- Ro Khanna, American politician
- Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- Elvis Mihailenko, Latvian boxer, trainer, and sportscaster
- José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Puma Swede, Swedish pornographic actress
- Akihiro Asai, Japanese race car driver
- Joe Don Rooney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Idan Tal, Israeli footballer
- Travis Knight, American basketball player
- Éric Lapointe, Canadian football player
- Craig Rivet, Canadian ice hockey player
- Christine Arron, French runner
- Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer and manager
- Carlo Nash, English footballer and photographer
- Ben Alexander, Australian rugby league player (d. 1992)
- Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player and coach
- Stella McCartney, English fashion designer
- Manabu Namiki, Japanese pianist and composer
- Lee Abramson, American bass player and composer (d. 2016)
- Martín Herrera, Argentinian footballer
- Louise Lombard, English actress
- Daniel Fonseca, Uruguayan footballer
- Tyler Perry, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Shane Warne, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- Brad Johnson, American football player
- Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and guitarist
- Michael Johnson, American former sprinter and journalist
- Tim "Ripper" Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stephen Perkins, American drummer and songwriter
- Maria Furtwängler, German physician and actress
- Brendan Hall, Australian rugby league player
- Annie Duke, American poker player and author
- Jeff Ross, American comedian, director, and author
- Zak Starkey, English drummer
- Tavis Smiley, American talk show host, journalist, and author
- Yuri Alexandrov, Russian boxer (d. 2013)
- Antony Galione, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford
- Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek journalist and politician
- Robin Smith, South African-English cricketer
- Neal Lancaster, American golfer
- Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian author
- Dave Mustaine, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- KK Null, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Peter Roskam, American lawyer and politician
- Kevin Carter, South African photojournalist (d. 1994)
- Tatyana Mitkova, Russian journalist
- Bobby Davro, English comedian and actor
- Paweł Przytocki, Polish conductor and academic
- Kōji Tamaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
- Vinny Appice, American rock drummer
- Judy Blumberg, American ice dancer and sportscaster
- Mal Donaghy, Irish footballer and manager
- Brad Hooker, English-American philosopher and academic
- Eleanor King, English lawyer and judge
- John G. Trueschler, American lawyer and politician
- Mark Wiebe, American golfer
- Keith Black, American neurosurgeon and academic
- Alain Ducasse, French-Monégasque chef
- Anne Geddes, Australian-New Zealand photographer and fashion designer
- Joni Sledge, American singer and songwriter (d. 2017)
- Colin Moynihan, 4th Baron Moynihan, English rower and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
- Joe Morris, American guitarist and composer
- Steve Kilbey, English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass player
- Réjean Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
- Randy Jones, American pop and disco singer
- Don Was, American bass player and producer
- Anne Devlin, Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter
- Salva Kiir Mayardit, South Sudanese politician, 1st President of South Sudan
- Jean Smart, American actress
- Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Poland
- Pat Holland, English footballer and manager
- Jeff Lowe, American mountaineer (d. 2018)
- John W. Henry, American businessman
- Nell Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
- Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist and academic
- Sitiveni Rabuka, Fijian general and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Fiji
- Frank Marshall, American director and producer
- Henri Kuprashvili, Georgian swimmer
- Noël Godin, Belgian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Andres Küng, Swedish journalist and politician (d. 2002)
- Carol Barnes, English journalist (d. 2008)
- Jacqueline Bisset, English actress and producer
- Peter Cetera, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Midget Farrelly, Australian surfer (d. 2016)
- Mildred D. Taylor, American author
- Michel Côté, Canadian businessman and politician
- Tadao Ando, Japanese architect and academic, designed Piccadilly Gardens
- David Clayton-Thomas, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Turkish judge and politician, 10th President of the Republic of Turkey
- Óscar Arias, Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica, Nobel Prize laureate
- Kerry Stokes, Australian businessman
- Arleen Auger, American soprano and educator (d. 1993)
- Richard Kiel, American actor and voice artist (d. 2014)
- Guntis Ulmanis, Latvian economist and politician, 5th President of Latvia
- Joel-Peter Witkin, American photographer
- John Smith, Scottish lawyer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1994)
- Don Bluth, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Sullivan Bluth Studios and Fox Animation Studios
- Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian activist, founded National Vanguard (d. 2019)
- Tony Pickard, English tennis player and coach
- Eileen Fulton, American actress
- Donald Mackay, Australian businessman and activist (d. 1977)
- Lewie Steinberg, American bass player (d. 2016)
- Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (d. 2014)
- Radoslav Brzobohatý, Czech actor (d. 2012)
- Bengt Hallberg, Swedish pianist and composer (d. 2013)
- Barbara Bain, American actress
- Robert Bédard, Canadian tennis player and sportscaster
- Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, Australian sprinter and politician, 33rd Governor of South Australia
- Rein Maran, Estonian cinematographer
- Lauretta Ngcobo, South African novelist and essayist (d. 2015)
- Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and philanthropist (d. 2015)
- Robert Indiana, American painter and sculptor (d. 2018)
- Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek soldier and politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2010)
- Laura Cardoso, Brazilian actress
- Andrew Brimmer, American economist and academic (d. 2012)
- Emile Francis, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
- J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (d. 2012)
- Mel Tormé, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
- Harold Blair, Australian tenor and educator (d. 1976)
- Scott Brady, American actor (d. 1985)
- Maurice Jarre, French composer and conductor (d. 2009)
- Édouard Boubat, French photographer and journalist (d. 1999)
- Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
- Caroline Duby Glassman, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)
- Else Holmelund Minarik, Danish-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
- Mary Midgley, English philosopher and author (d. 2018)
- George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld, Austrian-English journalist, publisher, and philanthropist (d. 2016)
- Dick Haymes, Argentinian actor and singer (d. 1980)
- Carol Kendall, American historian and author (d. 2012)
- Robert Ward, American soldier, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
- Roald Dahl, British novelist, poet, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (d. 1994)
- Maurice K. Goddard, American colonel and politician (d. 1995)
- Reta Shaw, American actress (d. 1982)
- Bill Monroe, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (d. 1996)
- Ray Bowden, English footballer (d. 1998)
- Frits Thors, Dutch journalist and radio host (d. 2014)
- Chu Berry, American saxophonist (d. 1941)
- Karolos Koun, Greek director and playwright (d. 1987)
- Sicco Mansholt, Dutch farmer and politician, 4th President of the European Commission (d. 1995)
- Mae Questel, American actress and vocal artist (d. 1998)
- Alberta Williams King, American civil rights organizer, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. (d. 1974)
- Gladys George, American actress (d. 1954)
- Claudette Colbert, French-American actress (d. 1996)
- Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Romanian politician (d. 1938)
- Roger Désormière, French conductor and composer (d. 1963)
- C. Sittampalam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1964)
- Morris Kirksey, American rugby player and sprinter (d. 1981)
- J. B. Priestley, English novelist and playwright (d. 1984)
- Julian Tuwim, Polish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1953)
- Larry Shields, American clarinet player (d. 1953)
- Max Pruss, German captain and pilot (d. 1960)
- Antony Noghès, French-Monegasque businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix (d. 1978)
- Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
- Amelie Beese, German pilot and sculptor (d. 1925)
- Robert Robinson, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
- Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1962)
- LeRoy Samse, American pole vaulter (d. 1956)
- Petros Voulgaris, Greek admiral and politician, 136th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1957)
- Ramón Grau, Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba (d. 1969)
- Jesse L. Lasky, American film producer, co-founded Famous Players-Lasky (d. 1958)
- Wilhelm Filchner, German-Swiss explorer (d. 1957)
- Stanley Lord, English captain (d. 1962)
- Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1941)
- Henry F. Ashurst, American lawyer and politician (d. 1962)
- Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer and painter (d. 1951)
- Constantin Carathéodory, German mathematician and author (d. 1950)
- Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese politician and diplomat, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)
- William Birdwood, Indian-English field marshal (d. 1951)
- John J. Pershing, American general and lawyer (d. 1948)
- Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel and activist (d. 1937)
- Milton S. Hershey, American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (d. 1945)
- Walter Reed, American physician and biologist (d. 1902)
- John H. Bankhead, American soldier and politician (d. 1920)
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian author (d. 1916)
- Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
- Lucy Goode Brooks, Former American slave and a founder of Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans (d. 1900)
- John Sedgwick, American general and educator (d. 1864)
- Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and author (d. 1880)
- Oliver Evans, American inventor, engineer and businessman (d. 1819)
- Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English commander and politician (d. 1661)
- Francesco Manelli, Italian theorbo player and composer (d. 1667)
- Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1643)
- William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English academic and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1598)
- John Leland, English poet and historian (d. 1552)
- Cesare Borgia, Italian cardinal (d. 1507)
- Minkhaung I, King of Ava (d. 1421)
- John II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1143)
- K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb III, Mayan ruler (d. 730)
- AD 64
- Julia Flavia, Roman daughter of Titus (d. AD 91)
Deaths On This Day
- Eddie Money, American singer and songwriter (b. 1949)
- Pete Domenici, American politician, senator of New Mexico (b. 1932)
- Jonathan Riley-Smith, British historian (b. 1938)
- Vivinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1961)
- Erma Bergmann, American baseball player (b. 1924)
- Brian Close, English cricketer and coach (b. 1931)
- Moses Malone, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1955)
- Benjamin Adekunle, Nigerian general (b. 1936)
- Helen Filarski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
- Milan Galić, Serbian footballer (b. 1938)
- Frank Torre, American baseball player and manager (b. 1931)
- Olusegun Agagu, Nigerian politician, 15th Governor of Ondo State (b. 1948)
- Robert J. Behnke, American biologist and academic (b. 1929)
- Rick Casares, American football player (b. 1931)
- Luiz Gushiken, Brazilian trade union leader and politician (b. 1950)
- William Duckworth, American composer and author (b. 1943)
- Peter Lougheed, Canadian football player, lawyer, and politician, 10th Premier of Alberta (b. 1928)
- Edgar Metcalfe, English-Australian actor and director (b. 1933)
- Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (b. 1926)
- Walter Bonatti, Italian mountaineer and journalist (b. 1930)
- Paul Burke, American actor (b. 1926)
- Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand archbishop (b. 1928)
- Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)
- Toni Fritsch, Austrian footballer (b. 1945)
- Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian lawyer and politician, 25th President of Colombia (b. 1916)
- Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-invented the birth-control pill (b. 1925)
- Frank O'Bannon, American publisher, lawyer, and politician, 47th Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)
- George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the Flag of Canada (b. 1907)
- Johnny Craig, American sailor and illustrator (b. 1926)
- Jaroslav Drobný, Czech-English ice hockey player and tennis player (b. 1921)
- Dorothy McGuire, American actress (b. 1916)
- Betty Jeffrey, Australian nurse and author (b. 1908)
- Benjamin Bloom, American psychologist and academic (b. 1913)
- Necdet Calp, Turkish civil servant and politician (b. 1922)
- Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
- Frank Renouf, New Zealand businessman (b. 1918)
- George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (b. 1919)
- Georges Guétary, Egyptian-French actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1915)
- Georgios Mitsibonas, Greek footballer (b. 1962)
- Tupac Shakur, American rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1971)
- Carl Voss, American ice hockey player and referee (b. 1907)
- Robert Irving, English soldier and conductor (b. 1913)
- Metin Oktay, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1936)
- Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American production manager and producer (b. 1901)
- Mervyn LeRoy, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1900)
- Dane Rudhyar, French-American astrologer, composer, and author (b. 1895)
- Reed Crandall, American illustrator (b. 1917)
- Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (b. 1882)
- Armand Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
- Albert Tessier, Canadian priest, historian, and director (b. 1895)
- Mudicondan Venkatarama Iyer, Indian singer and musicologist (b. 1897)
- Betty Field, American actress (b. 1913)
- Sajjad Zaheer, Indian poet and philosopher (b. 1905)
- Lin Biao, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1907)
- Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Yemeni-Saudi Arabian businessman, founded Saudi Binladin Group (b. 1903)
- Robert George, English air marshal and politician, 24th Governor of South Australia (b. 1896)
- Leonard Lord, English businessman (b. 1896)
- Leó Weiner, Hungarian composer and educator (b. 1885)
- Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (b. 1868)
- August Krogh, Danish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
- Amon Göth, Austrian captain (b. 1908)
- Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1875)
- William Watt, Australian lawyer and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (b. 1871)
- W. Heath Robinson, English cartoonist (b. 1872)
- Elias Disney, Canadian-American farmer and businessman (b. 1859)
- David Robertson, Scottish rugby player and golfer (b. 1869)
- Lili Elbe, Danish model and painter (b. 1882)
- Jatindra Nath Das, Indian activist (b. 1904)
- Italo Svevo, Italian author and playwright (b. 1861)
- Frederic Crowninshield, American artist and author (b. 1845)
- Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
- Aurel Vlaicu, Romanian pilot and engineer (b. 1882)
- Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (b. 1843)
- Nogi Maresuke, Japanese general (b. 1849)
- Rajanikanta Sen, Bangladeshi poet and composer (b. 1865)
- René Goblet, French lawyer and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)
- Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (b. 1841)
- Friedrich Kiel, German composer and educator (b. 1821)
- Ambrose Burnside, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1824)
- Ludwig Feuerbach, German anthropologist and philosopher (b. 1804)
- İbrahim Şinasi, Turkish journalist, author, and translator (b. 1826)
- Nicolas Oudinot, French general (b. 1767)
- Hezqeyas, Ethiopian emperor
- Saverio Bettinelli, Italian poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1718)
- Charles James Fox, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1749)
- Claude Martin, French-English general and explorer (b. 1735)
- Benjamin Heath, English scholar and author (b. 1704)
- James Wolfe, English general (b. 1727)
- Leopold V, Archduke of Austria (b. 1586)
- Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden (b. 1550)
- Philip II of Spain (b. 1526)
- Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher and author (b. 1533)
- John Cheke, English scholar and politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1514)
- Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter and engraver (b. 1431)
- Charles II, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1434)
- Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (b. 1387)
- Notburga, Austrian saint (b. 1265)
- Cormac mac Cuilennáin, king of Munster (Ireland)
- Pietro Tradonico, doge of Venice
- Kavad I, Sasanian King of Kings of Iran (b. 473)
- Marcellinus of Carthage, martyr and saint
- Titus, Roman emperor (b. AD 39)