On This Day in History: September 14
September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 108 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Illinois Lottery launches specialty lottery ticket to combat Alzheimer's. This month, the Illinois Lottery released a new inaugural lottery ticket that is designed to raise awareness and support care for those suffering from Alzheimer's.
- Double cancer survivor wins $4.6 million lottery jackpot. An Oregon cancer survivor's lucky streak continued this month with a $4.6 million lottery win, according to state officials.
- Florida Irma evacuee and mother of three wins $10K lottery in North Carolina. A Florida woman who evacuated from Hurricane Irma with her three children won $10,000 on a lottery scratch-off ticket while sheltering in North Carolina.
- Pa. Lottery adds 'Wild Ball' feature to all numbers games. The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched "Wild Ball," an optional add-on that gives players more chances to win the daily numbers games.
- Last try for Alabama lottery dies in Senate committee. Legislation that would have authorized a public vote to establish an Alabama "Powerball" like lottery died this afternoon in a state Senate committee.
- 'Robot' to replace Michigan Lottery readers. It's the end of the line for the three people who read the lottery numbers on Detroit TV.
- Michigan Senate bill lets lottery winners remain anonymous. Michigan winners of multistate lotteries could choose to remain anonymous, under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Thursday.
- Illinois Lottery superintendent at odds with private manager of lottery. Illinois Lottery superintendent Michael Jones and the private management consortium running the Illinois Lottery are at odds over penalties for failing to meet stipulated profit goals.
- Illinois Lottery privatization announcement expected Wednesday. Illinois is soon to become the first in the United States to turn over its state lottery operations to a privately owned company.
- Scratch-off lottery tickets arrive in Arkansas. Shrink-wrapped pallets arrived by tractor-trailer Monday to a warehouse in southwest Little Rock, a first shipment of about 30 million scratch-off tickets destined to inaugurate the start of Arkansas' state lottery.
- N.D. lottery ticket sales, profits continue slide. Despite hefty increases in promotional spending, lottery ticket sales and profits have declined in North Dakota during the past two years and led to a large reduction in the lottery's financial reserves.
- Sweet dreams in hard times add to lottery sales. Many state lotteries across the country are experiencing record sales, driven in part by intense marketing but also by people who are trying to turn a lottery ticket into a ticket out of hard times.
- Michigan Lottery again to offer $50 Super Raffle tickets. Michigan residents can start dreaming of potential purchases next week when they get another chance to try their luck at one of Michigan's most expensive lottery games.
- Tennessee Lottery takes back refund offer. Today the Tennessee Lottery rescinded its offer from last week to refund tickets purchased with the wrong jackpot amount listed.
- Record powerball lottery winner reflects on sad life. In his darkest moments, Jack Whittaker has sometimes wondered if winning the nearly $315 million Powerball game was really worth it.
- Tennessee rep calls for lottery oversight meeting. Citing concerns that recent operational missteps could damage consumer confidence in the Tennessee Education Lottery, Democratic Leader Sen. Jim Kyle today called for a meeting of the General Assembly's Lottery Oversight Committee to be convened as soon as possible.
- Frist continues crusade against Internet gambling. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is trying use a bill authorizing U.S. military operations, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, to prohibit people from using credit cards to settle Internet gambling debts.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot to be a quarter-billion for Friday. Millions and millions of tickets sold, but no one managed to pick the right combination of numbers in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game. The $200 million dollars up for grabs in Tuesday night's game went without a top winner, hiking the jackpot to $250 million for Friday.
- Missouri Lottery appoints new director. The Missouri Lottery Commission on Monday named its longtime chief financial officer, Larry Jansen, as the agency's new executive director.
- Gtech lottery, gaming units may be split in sale. If Gtech Holdings Inc. is sold, as recent reports suggest, it may be marketed in pieces to buyers interested in its global lottery operations and gaming equipment business.
- Kansas Lottery plans to unveil pocket-sized slot machines. If the Kansas Lottery has its way, thousands of people soon will be carrying small electronic slot machines -- in their coat or shirt pockets.
- Four accused in Florida lottery ticket fraud. Four Colombian nationals living in Florida were arrested and charged with fraud, after trying to scam a Florida resident out of $29,000.
- Illinois Lottery's founder remembered. As the Illinois Lottery turns 30, Zeke Giorgi, the lottery's founder, was remembered by his family and the lottery.
- Hundreds Descend on Lottery Headquarters To Collect Winnings. Four little numbers added up to nearly $6 million for 4,653 people who played the Connecticut Lottery's Play 4 game last Friday.
- Powerball lottery winnings to help pay bail. Lottery millionaire Victoria Zell got her money from Powerball, but now she's using a major chunk of it for "powerbail."
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$301 Million
Sep 14, 2013
- 2.$258 Million
Sep 16, 2005
- 3.$227 Million
Sep 14, 2018
- 4.$222 Million
Sep 14, 2016
- 5.$192 Million
Sep 17, 2019
- 6.€173 Million
Sep 17, 2019
- 7.$185 Million
Sep 16, 2015
- 8.$171 Million
Sep 17, 2014
- 9.$163 Million
Sep 15, 2006
- 10.€140.15 Million
Sep 15, 2016
- 11.$157 Million
Sep 16, 2006
- 12.€130 Million
Sep 15, 2017
- 13.€100 Million
Sep 18, 2009
- 14.$147 Million
Sep 15, 2018
- 15.$136 Million
Sep 17, 2008
- 16.$133.2 Million
Sep 16, 2017
- 17.$133 Million
Sep 16, 2016
- 18.$130 Million
Sep 17, 2013
- 19.$125 Million
Sep 15, 2012
- 20.$119 Million
Sep 15, 2020
- 21.$100 Million
Sep 14, 2002
- 22.$95 Million
Sep 16, 2009
- 23.€73 Million
Sep 16, 2014
- 24.$94 Million
Sep 15, 2010
- 24.$94 Million
Sep 16, 2020
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Sep 14, 1987
33 years old
Wednesday, Sep 14, 1983
37 years old
Friday, Sep 14, 1979
41 years old
Saturday, Sep 14, 1974
46 years old
Saturday, Sep 14, 1974
46 years old
Monday, Sep 14, 1970
50 years old
Tuesday, Sep 14, 1965
55 years old
Saturday, Sep 14, 1963
57 years old
Friday, Sep 14, 1962
58 years old
Wednesday, Sep 14, 1955
65 years old
Monday, Sep 14, 1953
67 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Yemen's Houthi rebels claim responsibility for an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
- The first observation of gravitational waves is made, announced by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations on 11 February 2016.
- Financial crisis of 2007-2008: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.
- In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union.
- Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
- Microsoft releases Windows Me.
- Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
- Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
- Eighty-one killed as five bogies of the Ahmedabad-Howrah Express plunge into a river in Bilaspur district of Madhya Pradesh, India.
- The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.
- Lufthansa Flight 2904, an Airbus A320, crashes into an embankment after overshooting the runway at Okęcie International Airport (now Warsaw Chopin Airport), killing two people.
- The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.
- The Standard Gravure shooting where Joseph T. Wesbecker, a 47-year old pressman, killed 8 people and injured 12 people at his former workplace, Standard Gravure, before committing suicide.
- Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.
- Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
- President-elect of Lebanon Bachir Gemayel is assassinated.
- Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.
- The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.
- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
- Congo Crisis: Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.
- The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
- The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.
- In a top secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village.
- The Indian Army captures the city of Aurangabad as part of Operation Polo.
- World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.
- World War II: The Wehrmacht starts a three-day retaliatory operation targeting several Greek villages in the region of Viannos, whose death toll would eventually exceed 500 persons.
- Ip massacre: The Hungarian Army, supported by local Hungarians, kill 158 Romanian civilians in Ip, Sălaj, a village in Northern Transylvania, an act of ethnic cleansing.
- World War II: The Estonian military boards the Polish submarine ORP Orzeł in Tallinn, sparking a diplomatic incident that the Soviet Union will later use to justify the annexation of Estonia.
- Raoul Villain, who assassinated the French Socialist Jean Jaures, is himself killed by Spanish Republicans in Ibiza.
- The Russian Empire is formally replaced by the Russian Republic.
- HMAS AE1, the Royal Australian Navy's first submarine, is lost at sea with all hands near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
- Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin is shot by Dmitry Bogrov while attending a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tale of Tsar Saltan at the Kiev Opera House, in the presence of Tsar Nicholas II.
- U.S. President William McKinley dies after being mortally wounded on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.
- American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
- Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacre about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court.
- The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.
- Battle of Baltimore: The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
- Napoleonic Wars: The French Grande Armée enters Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.
- Finnish War: Russians defeat the Swedes at the Battle of Oravais.
- The Papal States lose Avignon to Revolutionary France.
- American Revolutionary War: Review of the French troops under General Rochambeau by General George Washington at Verplanck's Point, New York.
- Seneca warriors defeat British forces at the Battle of Devil's Hole during Pontiac's War.
- The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
- George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.
- Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena lays down the first stone of Fort Manoel in Malta.
- Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.
- Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
- Battle of Homildon Hill results in an English victory over Scotland.
- Genpei War: Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
- Battle of Islandbridge: High King Niall Glúndub is killed while leading an Irish coalition against the Vikings of Uí Ímair, led by King Sitric Cáech.
- "Night of the three Caliphs": Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi. Birth of Harun's son al-Ma'mun.
- Emperor Heraclius enters Constantinople in triumph after his victory over the Persian Empire.
- AD 81
- Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
Births On This Day
- Benjamin Ingrosso, Swedish singer and songwriter
- Hugh Bernard, English cricketer
- Myles Wright, English professional footballer
- Deshaun Watson, American football player
- Brahim Darri, Dutch footballer
- Gary Harris, American basketball player
- Daniel O'Shaughnessy, Finnish professional football central defender
- Krasimir Stanoev, Bulgarian footballer
- Brandon Brown, American race car driver
- Connor Fields, American cyclist
- Zico, South Korean rapper
- Dee Milliner, American football player
- Nana, South Korean singer, actress and model
- Shayne Topp, American actor and Smosh cast member
- Douglas Costa, Brazilian footballer
- Petar Filipović, German-born Croatian footballer
- Belinda Hocking, Australian backstroke swimmer
- Cecilie Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
- Jessica Brown Findlay, English actress
- Jimmy Butler, American basketball player
- Tony Finau, American golfer
- Logan Henderson, American singer-songwriter
- Jesse James, American actor
- Lee Jong-suk, South Korean actor and model
- Miriam Zetter, Mexican ten-pin bowler
- Martin Fourcade, French biathlete
- Diogo Salomão, Portuguese footballer
- Michael Crabtree, American football player
- Tinchy Stryder, Ghanaian-English rapper and producer
- Jonathan Monaghan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Steven Naismith, Scottish footballer
- Barış Özbek, German-Turkish footballer
- Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer
- Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer and actress
- Alex Clare, English singer and songwriter
- Paolo Gregoletto, American bass player and songwriter
- Trevis Smith, American football player
- Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer
- Delmon Young, American baseball player
- Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian film actor, singer and anchor
- Arash Borhani, Iranian footballer
- Josh Outman, American baseball player
- Frostee Rucker, American football player
- Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
- SoShy, French-American singer-songwriter
- Petr Průcha, Czech ice hockey player
- Miyavi, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Katie Lee, American chef, author, and critic
- Stefan Reisinger, German footballer
- Yumi Adachi, Japanese actress and singer
- Ayọ, German singer-songwriter and actress
- Gareth Maybin, Northern Irish professional golfer
- Ivica Olić, Croatian footballer
- Stefan Stam, Dutch footballer
- Ben Cohen, English rugby union player
- Carmen Kass, Estonian model and actress
- Danielle Peck, American singer-songwriter
- Mattias Agabus, Estonian architect
- Malik Bendjelloul, Swedish director and producer (d. 2014)
- Miyu Matsuki, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2015)
- Agustín Calleri, Argentinian tennis player
- Kevin Lyttle, Vincentian soca artist
- Chad Bradford, American baseball player
- Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan runner
- Mattias Marklund, Swedish guitarist
- Sunday Oliseh, Nigerian footballer and manager
- Helgi Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer
- Patrick van Balkom, Dutch sprinter
- Tony Bui, Vietnamese director, producer, and screenwriter
- Terrell Fletcher, American football player
- Andrew Lincoln, English actor
- Nas, American rapper
- Linvoy Primus, English footballer
- Mike Ward, Canadian comedian and actor
- Notah Begay III, American golfer
- David Bell, American baseball player and coach
- Jeff Loomis, American guitarist and songwriter
- Andre Matos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist
- Christopher McCulloch, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley, American actress, director, and producer
- Francesco Casagrande, Italian cyclist
- Ben Garant, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Satoshi Kojima, Japanese wrestler
- Jason Martin, Australian rugby league player, singer, and guitarist
- Craig Montoya, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Mark Webber, English guitarist
- Denis Betts, English rugby league player and coach
- Konstandinos Koukodimos, Australian-Greek long jumper and politician
- Grant Shapps, English politician
- Michelle Stafford, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Jens Lien, Norwegian director, producer, and screenwriter
- John Power, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Aamer Sohail, Pakistani cricketer and politician
- Emily Bell, English journalist and academic
- Dmitry Medvedev, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Russia
- Kevin O'Hare, English ballet dancer and director
- Faith Ford, American actress
- Robin Singh, Trinidadian-Indian cricketer and coach
- Robert Herjavec, Croatian-Canadian businessman
- Tom Kurvers, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Bonnie Jo Campbell, American novelist and short story writer
- Freeman Mbowe, Tanzanian politician
- Wendy Thomas, American businesswoman
- Ronald Lengkeek, Dutch footballer
- Melissa Leo, American actress
- Callum Keith Rennie, English-Canadian actor and producer
- John Berry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Morten Harket, Norwegian singer-songwriter
- Paul Clark, English footballer and manager
- Jeff Crowe, New Zealand cricketer, referee, and manager
- Arlindo Cruz, Brazilian singer-songwriter
- Beth Nielsen Chapman, American singer-songwriter
- Tim Wallach, American baseball player and coach
- Kepler Wessels, South African cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- Paul Allott, English cricketer and sportscaster
- Kostas Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 181st Prime Minister of Greece
- Nathalie Roussel, French actress
- Ray Wilkins, English footballer and manager (d. 2018)
- Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek lawyer and politician
- Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and producer
- Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American novelist and journalist
- William Jackson, Scottish harp player and composer
- Edu Manzano, American-Filipino actor and politician
- Barry Cowsill, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2005)
- David Wojnarowicz, American painter and photographer (d. 1992)
- Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
- Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer
- Volodymyr Melnykov, Ukrainian poet, writer, songwriter and composer
- Paul Kossoff, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 1976)
- Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver
- Mike Nifong, American lawyer and politician
- John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)
- Steve Gaines, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
- Ed King, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2018)
- Tommy Seebach, Danish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2003)
- Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1994)
- Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer-songwriter
- Marc Reisner, American environmentalist and author (d. 2000)
- Jon Bauman, American singer
- Sam Neill, Northern Irish-New Zealand actor and director
- Pete Agnew, Scottish rock bassist and singer
- Jim Angle, American soldier and journalist
- Wolfgang Sühnholz, German-American soccer player and coach (d. 2019)
- Martin Tyler, English sportscaster
- Joey Heatherton, American actress, singer, and dancer
- Günter Netzer, German footballer and manager
- Irwin Goodman, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
- Marcos Valle, Brazilian singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Oliver Lake, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer
- Roger Lyons, English trade union leader
- Bernard MacLaverty, Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter
- Bruce Hyde, American actor and academic (d. 2015)
- Ian Kennedy, English lawyer and academic
- Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, American civil rights activist
- Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2020)
- Alex St. Clair, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2006)
- Ventseslav Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer and translator (d. 2019)
- Larry Brown, American basketball player and coach
- DeWitt Weaver, American golfer
- Franco Califano, Libya-born Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (d. 2011)
- Renzo Piano, Italian architect and engineer, designed The Shard and The New York Times Building
- Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician (d. 2011)
- Terence Donovan, English photographer and director (d. 1996)
- Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Lucas Samaras, Greek-American painter and photographer
- Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese illustrator (d. 2008)
- Sarah Kofman, French philosopher and academic (d. 1994)
- Paul Little, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1993)
- Kate Millett, American author and activist (d. 2017)
- Don Walser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
- Zoe Caldwell, Australian actress (d. 2020)
- Harve Presnell, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
- Harry Sinden, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
- John Tembo, Malawian politician
- Allan Bloom, American philosopher and academic (d. 1992)
- Romola Costantino, Australian pianist and critic (d. 1988)
- Eugene I. Gordon, American physicist and engineer (d. 2014)
- Larry Collins, American-French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2005)
- Jay Cameron, American reed player and saxophonist (d. 2001)
- Alberto Korda, Cuban photographer (d. 2001)
- Angus Ogilvy, English businessman (d. 2004)
- Martin Caidin, American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)
- Janet Davies, English actress (d. 1986)
- Gardner Dickinson, American golfer (d. 1998)
- Jim Fanning, American-Canadian baseball player and manager (d. 2015)
- Edmund Szoka, American cardinal (d. 2014)
- Michel Butor, French author and critic (d. 2016)
- Richard Ellsasser, American organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)
- Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Spanish noblewoman (d. 2017)
- Patricia Barringer, American baseball player and accountant (d. 2007)
- Jerry Coleman, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
- Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean-English physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1994)
- Wim Polak, Dutch journalist and politician, Mayor of Amsterdam (d. 1999)
- Nicholas Georgiadis, Greek painter and costume designer (d. 2001)
- Michel Auclair, German-French actor (d. 1988)
- Frances Bergen, American model and actress (d. 2006)
- Alfred Käärmann, Estonian soldier and author (d. 2010)
- Constance Baker Motley, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2005)
- A. Jean de Grandpré, Canadian lawyer, businessman, and academic
- Paul Poberezny, American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (d. 2013)
- Dario Vittori, Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (d. 2001)
- Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2009)
- Lawrence Klein, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- Alberto Calderón, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
- Deryck Cooke, English musicologist and broadcaster (d. 1976)
- Gil Langley, Australian cricketer, footballer, and politician (d. 2001)
- Olga Lowe, South African-English actress (d. 2013)
- Kay Medford, American actress (d. 1980)
- Georges Berger, Belgian race car driver (d. 1967)
- Cachao López, Cuban-American bassist and composer (d. 2008)
- Rudolf Baumgartner, Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2002)
- Eric Bentley, English-American singer, playwright, and critic (d. 2020)
- John Heyer, Australian director and producer (d. 2001)
- John Dobson, Chinese-American astronomer and author, designed the Dobsonian telescope (d. 2014)
- Mae Boren Axton, American composer and educator (d. 1997)
- Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)
- Jacobo Árbenz, Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (d. 1971)
- Rubby Sherr, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
- William H. Armstrong, American author and educator (d. 1999)
- Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (d. 1982)
- Jack Hawkins, English actor and producer (d. 1973)
- Yiannis Latsis, Greek businessman (d. 2003)
- Rolf Liebermann, Swiss-French composer and manager (d. 1999)
- Peter Scott, English ornithologist, painter, and sailor (d. 1989)
- Yuri Ivask, Russian-American poet and critic (d. 1986)
- Frank Amyot, Canadian sprint canoeist (d. 1962)
- Richard Mohaupt, German composer and Kapellmeister (d. 1957)
- Mart Raud, Estonian poet and author (d. 1980)
- Giorgos Papasideris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1977)
- Alice Tully, American soprano and philanthropist (d. 1993)
- Lawrence Gellert, Hungarian-American musicologist and song collector (d. 1979)
- Ernest Nash, German-Italian photographer and scholar (d. 1974)
- Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (d. 1986)
- José Mojica, Mexican tenor and actor (d. 1974)
- Laurence W. Allen, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1968)
- Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1983)
- Paul Kochanski, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1934)
- Karl Taylor Compton, American physicist, 9th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (d. 1954)
- Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1948)
- Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor, composer, and critic (d. 1975)
- Richard Gerstl, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1908)
- Benjamin, Russian bishop and missionary (d. 1961)
- Archie Hahn, American sprinter, football player, and coach (d. 1955)
- Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist (d. 1966)
- John Olof Dahlgren, Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1963)
- Kid Nichols, American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)
- Théodore Botrel, French singer-songwriter, poet, and playwright (d. 1925)
- Charles Dana Gibson, American illustrator (d. 1944)
- Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, English lawyer and politician, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
- Hamlin Garland, American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1940)
- Julia Platt, American embryologist and politician (d. 1935)
- Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician (d. 1924)
- Anton Mahnič, Slovenian bishop, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1920)
- Fanny Holland, English actress and singer (d. 1931)
- Lola Rodríguez de Tió, Puerto Rican poet, abolitionist, and women's rights activist (d. 1924)
- Nikolai Bugaev, Georgian-Russian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1903)
- Mary Hall Barrett Adams, American book editor and letter writer (d. 1860)
- John Gould, English ornithologist and illustrator (d. 1881)
- Louis Désiré Maigret, French bishop (d. 1882)
- Franz Bopp, German linguist and academic (d. 1867)
- Lord William Bentinck, English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (d. 1839)
- Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer and explorer (d. 1859)
- Michael Haydn, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1806)
- Robert Raikes, English philanthropist, founded Sunday school (d. 1811)
- Eliphalet Dyer, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1807)
- Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1781)
- Thomas Baker, English historian and author (d. 1746)
- Jeremiah Dummer, American silversmith (d. 1718)
- Peter Lely, Dutch-English painter (d. 1680)
- Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1645)
- Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch politician (d. 1619)
- Claudio Acquaviva, Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1615)
- Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German theologian, astrologer, and alchemist (d. 1535)
- Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Landgravine of Hesse (d. 1525)
- Maria of Castile, Queen consort of Aragon and Naples (d. 1458)
- Claudius Clavus, Danish geographer and cartographer (d. 1438)
- Ephraim of Nea Makri, Greek martyr and saint (d. 1426)
- John Fitzalan III, English nobleman (d. 1272)
- Dao Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1101)
- Guo Zongxun, Chinese emperor (d. 973)
- Sahib ibn Abbad, Persian scholar and statesman (d. 995)
- Al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph, 7th (d. 833)
- Diadumenian, Roman emperor (d. 218)
Deaths On This Day
- Ethel Johnson, American professional wrestler (b. 1935)
- Zienia Merton, British actress (b. 1945)
- Davey Browne, Australian boxer (b. 1986)
- Fred DeLuca, American businessman, co-founded Subway (b. 1947)
- Martin Kearns, English drummer (b. 1977)
- Corneliu Vadim Tudor, Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1949)
- Tony Auth, American illustrator (b. 1942)
- Peter Gutteridge, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1961)
- E. Jennifer Monaghan, English-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1933)
- Maksym Bilyi, Ukrainian footballer (b. 1989)
- Osama El-Baz, Egyptian soldier and diplomat (b. 1931)
- Faith Leech, Australian swimmer (b. 1941)
- Jacques Antoine, French game show producer, created The Crystal Maze and Fort Boyard (b. 1924)
- Eduardo Castro Luque, Mexican businessman and politician (b. 1963)
- Winston Rekert, Canadian actor and director (b. 1949)
- Kan Yuet-keung, Hong Kong banker, lawyer, and politician (b. 1913)
- Malcolm Wallop, American politician (b. 1933)
- Keith Floyd, English chef and author (b. 1943)
- Henry Gibson, American actor (b. 1935)
- Jody Powell, American diplomat, White House Press Secretary (b. 1943)
- Patrick Swayze, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1952)
- Hyman Golden, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (b. 1923)
- Jacques Martin, French television host and producer (b. 1933)
- Robert Savoie, Canadian opera singer (b. 1927)
- Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)
- Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
- William Berenberg, American physician and academic (b. 1915)
- Vladimir Volkoff, French soldier and author (b. 1932)
- Robert Wise, American director and producer (b. 1914)
- Jerry Fleck, American actor and director (b. 1947)
- Garrett Hardin, American ecologist and author (b. 1915)
- John Serry, Sr., American accordion player and composer (b. 1915)
- LaWanda Page, American actress (b. 1920)
- Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer and guitarist (b. 1931)
- Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
- Jerzy Giedroyc, Belarusian-Polish soldier and activist (b. 1906)
- Charles Crichton, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
- Giannos Kranidiotis, Greek politician and diplomat (b. 1947)
- Yang Shangkun, Chinese politician, and 4th President of China (b. 1907)
- Rose Ouellette, Canadian actress and manager (b. 1903)
- Juliet Prowse, Indian-South African actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1937)
- Maurice K. Goddard, American colonel and politician (b. 1912)
- Marika Krevata, Greek actress (b. 1910)
- August Komendant, Estonian-American engineer and academic (b. 1906)
- Paul Martin Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1903)
- Julie Bovasso, American actress and playwright (b. 1930)
- Russell Lynes, American historian, photographer, and author (b. 1910)
- Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1916)
- Gordon McLendon, American broadcaster, founded the Liberty Broadcasting System (b. 1921)
- Janet Gaynor, American actress (b. 1906)
- Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)
- John Gardner, American novelist, essayist, and critic (b. 1933)
- Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1947)
- Grace Kelly, American-Monegasque actress; Princess of Monaco (b. 1929)
- Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1899)
- William Loeb III, American publisher (b. 1905)
- Nur Muhammad Taraki, Afghan journalist and politician, 3rd President of Afghanistan (b. 1917)
- Walter Herbert, German-American conductor (b. 1902)
- Gertrude Berg, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1899)
- Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (b. 1881)
- Cemal Gürsel, Turkish general and politician, 4th President of Turkey (b. 1895)
- J. W. Hearne, English cricketer (b. 1891)
- Frederick Schule, American hurdler, football player, and coach (b. 1879)
- Ernst Gustav Kühnert, Estonian-German architect and historian (b. 1885)
- M. Karagatsis, Greek author, playwright, and critic (b. 1908)
- Wayne Morris, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)
- John McPhee, Australian businessman and politician, 27th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1874)
- Fritz Busch, German conductor and director (b. 1890)
- E. S. Gosney, American eugenicist and philanthropist, founded Human Betterment Foundation (b. 1855)
- Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Czech sociologist and politician, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1850)
- Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (b. 1878)
- Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1899)
- Tom Roberts, English-Australian painter and educator (b. 1856)
- Isadora Duncan, American-Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1877)
- José Echegaray, Spanish engineer, mathematician, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
- Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (b. 1852)
- William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (b. 1843)
- William Seward Burroughs I, American businessman, founded the Burroughs Corporation (b. 1857)
- Johannes Bosboom, Dutch painter (b. 1817)
- Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist and author (b. 1808)
- Charles Pearson, English lawyer and politician (b. 1793)
- Charles Lennox Richardson, English-Chinese merchant (b. 1834)
- Augustus Pugin, English architect and critic, designed Scarisbrick Hall (b. 1812)
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Irish-English field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1769)
- James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian (b. 1789)
- Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1756)
- Heinrich Kuhl, German naturalist and zoologist (b. 1797)
- George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1724)
- Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French general (b. 1712)
- Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1675)
- Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)
- Dom Pérignon, French monk and priest (b. 1638)
- Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer, and engineer (b. 1625)
- Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (b. 1591)
- John Harvard, English-American minister and philanthropist (b. 1607)
- Thomas Overbury, English poet
- Jan Tarnowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1550)
- Henry III of Nassau-Breda (b. 1483)
- Pope Adrian VI (b. 1459)
- Mara Branković, Serbian princess (b. 1416)
- John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, English politician, Lord High Admiral (b. 1389)
- Ingegerd Knutsdotter, Swedish abbess (b. 1356)
- Albert IV, duke of Austria (b. 1377)
- Dobrogost of Nowy Dwór, Polish bishop (b. 1355)
- Dante Alighieri, Italian writer (b. 1265)
- Albert Avogadro, Italian lawyer, patriarch, and saint (b. 1149)
- Emperor Sutoku of Japan (b. 1119)
- Imad ad-Din Zengi, Syrian ruler (b. 1087)
- Fujiwara no Tadahira, Japanese statesman (b. 880)
- Cele Dabhaill mac Scannal, Irish abbot
- Niall Glúndub, High King of Ireland
- Stephen V, pope of the Catholic Church
- Li Yong, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Al-Hadi, Abbasid caliph (b. 764)
- Constantine V, Byzantine emperor (b. 718)
- Yang You, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 605)
- Bidatsu, emperor of Japan (b. 538)
- John Chrysostom, Byzantine archbishop and saint (b. 347)
- Cyprian, African bishop and saint (b. 200)
- AD 23
- Drusus Julius Caesar, Roman son of Tiberius (b. 13 BC)