On This Day in History: September 18
September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 104 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Lotto Texas jackpot increases again, now the largest in North America. The Texas Lottery continues to shock the country with a Lotto Texas jackpot that refuses to quit. Right now, the estimated annuitized jackpot for the Sat., Sept. 19 drawing is $42.75 million — impressive for an in-state game.
- N.C. Lottery introduces six new Fast Play games. North Carolina lottery players can try out the state lottery's newest offering — Fast Play, a type of lottery game with a progressive jackpot that has become popular with other state lotteries in recent years.
- Questions surround D.C. lottery and gambling contract, but high-level D.C. staffer says it's fine. Several D.C. Council members are asking whether the $215 million lottery and sports gambling contract the council approved this summer fulfills local business subcontracting requirements. This week, they got an answer from a high-level District staffer: Everything's fine.
- N.C. Lottery looking for new HQ as revenues grow. Executives of the North Carolina Education Lottery have initiated a search for new office space that's more than double the size of the lottery's headquarters on Yonkers Road in Raleigh.
- When love and lotto don't mix. If you're separated and win the lotto, Family Court could still award a substantial amount to your ex.
- Young lottery winner stakes hopes on Wrestling show. The youngest Powerball winner ever has packed up his millions and moved to Tampa Bay, fulfilling his dream of working in the wrestling business with a wild new TV show.
- Tennessee House Speaker backs lottery oversight meeting. A meeting of the Tennessee Lottery overight committee inched one step closer today, as Speaker of the House James Naifeh, D-Covington, indicated his support for the meeting, according to an advisor for Sen. Janes Kyle, D-Memphis.
- Elderly S.F. man loses $10,000 in lottery scam. Police are asking for the public's help in their investigation of a lottery scam after a 75-year-old San Francisco man was swindled out of $10,000.
- N.Y. Comptroller writes scathing letter to lottery board. New York's top fiscal officer is warning a state agency that its delay in approving a VLT casino contract for Aqueduct racetrack is costing the state needed revenues and risking bankruptcy for the New York Racing Association.
- N.J. investigators warn of lottery scam. An elderly New Jersey resident narrowly averted losing $2,300 in a lottery scam officials say has targeted at least 800 local residents, most of them senior citizens in Ocean County. In at least three cases in the past two years, residents lost a total of $123,000.
- Ga. maintenance man wins Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A 52-year-old maintenance man collected a $163 million lottery jackpot Monday. Now you can call him a retired maintenance man.
- N.J. Lottery Retailer Basking in Mega Millions Glory. Winning is good for business, said Yogi Patel, owner of the store that sold the winning $250 million Mega Millions lottery ticket.
- Powerball Jackpot Reaches $43 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 322,842 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.5 million in prizes in America's Game.
- 1 of 2 suspected Pa. Lottery ticket thieves arrested. One of two men who police said stole Pennsylvania Lottery tickets from a Sharon business was arrested a week after the theft.
- DVL to Sell Retailers on Tennessee Lottery. Dye Van Mol & Lawrence will handle public relations for the Tennessee Education Lottery, the state's first lottery, the agency said.
- $8 Million SuperLotto Fraud Trial -- Opening Statements Are Today. Opening statements in a dispute over the ownership of a California Quick Pick Super Lotto ticket valued at $8 million will be made today, starting in the afternoon, before the Hon. Peter J. Meeka.
- GTECH Completes Acquisition Of Interlott Technologies, Inc.. GTECH Holdings Corporation today announced that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Ohio-based Interlott Technologies, Inc, a leading provider of instant ticket vending machines (ITVMs) for the lottery industry worldwide.
- Wisc. Lottery validates man's $3.4 million Megabucks ticket. Wisconsin Lottery officials said Wednesday they had validated a ticket purchased by a New Berlin man as the winner of a $3.4 million Wisconsin Megabucks jackpot earlier this month.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$399.4 Million
Sep 18, 2013
- 2.$252 Million
Sep 18, 2018
- 3.$211 Million
Sep 20, 2019
- 4.$208 Million
Sep 19, 2015
- 5.€188 Million
Sep 20, 2019
- 6.$196 Million
Sep 20, 2014
- 7.$179 Million
Sep 20, 2006
- 8.€139 Million
Sep 19, 2017
- 9.$163 Million
Sep 19, 2018
- 10.€142.86 Million
Sep 20, 2016
- 11.$154 Million
Sep 20, 2008
- 12.$149 Million
Sep 19, 2012
- 13.€100 Million
Sep 18, 2009
- 14.$145 Million
Sep 20, 2013
- 15.$112 Million
Sep 18, 2010
- 16.€87 Million
Sep 19, 2014
- 17.$111 Million
Sep 19, 2009
- 18.$108 Million
Sep 21, 2005
- 19.$94 Million
Sep 19, 2017
- 20.€65.04 Million
Sep 22, 2011
- 21.$87 Million
Sep 19, 2003
- 22.$84 Million
Sep 18, 2004
- 23.$75 Million
Sep 20, 2011
- 24.€67 Million
Sep 18, 2020
- 25.$72 Million
Sep 19, 2014
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Sep 18, 1990
30 years old
Monday, Sep 18, 1978
42 years old
Monday, Sep 18, 1972
48 years old
Friday, Sep 18, 1970
50 years old
Monday, Sep 18, 1967
53 years old
Tuesday, Sep 18, 1962
58 years old
Tuesday, Sep 18, 1962
58 years old
Thursday, Sep 18, 1958
62 years old
Monday, Sep 18, 1950
70 years old
Monday, Sep 18, 1944
76 years old
Monday, Sep 18, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The 2016 Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir, India by terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed results in the deaths of nineteen Indian Army soldiers and all four attackers.
- Two security personnel, 17 worshippers in a mosque, and 13 militants are killed during a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan attack on a Pakistan Air Force base on the outskirts of Peshawar.
- Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom, by 55% to 45%.
- Greater Manchester Police officers PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone are murdered in a gun and grenade ambush attack in Greater Manchester, England.
- The 2011 Sikkim earthquake is felt across northeastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and southern Tibet.
- Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution.
- First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
- United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.
- The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.
- An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing nine replacement workers in Yellowknife, Canada.
- Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
- The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar comes to an end.
- Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
- The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon comes to an end.
- The Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
- Soyuz 38 carries two cosmonauts (including one Cuban) to the Salyut 6 space station.
- Voyager I takes the first distant photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
- Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
- The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
- Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
- U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in an air crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
- Operation Polo is terminated after the Indian Army accepts the surrender of the army of Hyderabad.
- Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.
- The National Security Act reorganizes the United States government's military and intelligence services.
- General Douglas MacArthur moves his general headquarters from Manila to Tokyo.
- World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Jun'yō Maru, killing 5,600, mostly slave labourers and POWs.
- World War II: The Battle of Arracourt begins.
- World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
- World War II: The British liner SS City of Benares is sunk by German submarine U-48; those killed include 77 child refugees.
- World War II: The Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
- World War II: The radio show Germany Calling begins transmitting Nazi propaganda.
- The Soviet Union is admitted to the League of Nations.
- The Mukden Incident gives Japan a pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
- Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
- The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
- The Kingdom of Hungary is admitted to the League of Nations.
- The Vereeniging voor Vrouwenkiesrecht achieves its objective of women's suffrage in the Netherlands.
- Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
- The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
- The 1906 Hong Kong typhoon kills an estimated 10,000 people.
- The Fashoda Incident triggers the last war scare between Britain and France.
- The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.
- The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
- The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
- The bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, contributing to the Panic of 1873.
- King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
- Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn.
- American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin-Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.
- The Confederate States celebrate for the first and only time a Thanksgiving Day.
- First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
- The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
- The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
- Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".
- The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three-quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
- First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only during the Peninsular War in Spain, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
- The Royal Opera House in London opens.
- The first cornerstone of the United States Capitol is laid by George Washington.
- French and Indian War: The Articles of Capitulation of Quebec are signed.
- The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, whereby Austria cedes lands south of the Sava and Danube rivers to the Ottoman Empire.
- George I arrives in Great Britain after becoming king on August 1.
- The twelfth baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar begins.
- The expedition of Juan Bautista Pastene makes landfall in San Pedro Bay, southern Chile, claiming the territory for Spain.
- Thirteen Years' War: In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic knights.
- Philip Augustus becomes king of France at the age of fifteen.
- Norwegian king Harald Hardrada lands with Tostig Godwinson at the mouth of the Humber River and begins his invasion of England.
- Battle of Kapetron between a combined Byzantine-Georgian army and a Seljuq army.
- Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.
- AD 96
- Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
Births On This Day
- Ana Galindo, Mexican rhythmic gymnast
- Christian Pulisic, American soccer player
- Lewis Holtby, German footballer
- Serge Ibaka, Congolese-Spanish basketball player
- Seiko Oomori, Japanese singer-songwriter
- Anthony Gonzalez, American football player and politician
- Dizzee Rascal, British hip hop musician
- Alessandro Cibocchi, Italian footballer
- Arvydas Eitutavičius, Lithuanian basketball player
- Leono, Mexican wrestler
- Alfredo Talavera, Mexican footballer
- Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and singer
- Kristaps Valters, Latvian basketball player
- Han Ye-seul, South Korean actress
- Mickey Higham, English rugby league player
- Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
- Petri Virtanen, Finnish basketball player
- Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer
- Robert Pruett, American criminal (d. 2017)
- Iain Lees-Galloway, New Zealand politician
- Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
- Kieran West, English rower
- Gabriel Gervais, Canadian soccer player
- Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer
- Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian target shooter
- Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian
- Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican photographer and painter
- Sol Campbell, English footballer and politician
- Damon Jones, American football player and coach
- Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
- Xzibit, American rapper, actor, and television host
- Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
- Mário Jardel, Brazilian footballer
- James Marsden, American actor
- Ami Onuki, Japanese singer and voice actress
- Louise Sauvage, Australian wheelchair racer
- Mark Shuttleworth, South African-English businessman
- Aitor Karanka, Spanish footballer and manager
- Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer
- Adam Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
- Iain Stewart, Scottish accountant and politician
- Lance Armstrong, American cyclist
- Anna Netrebko, Russian-Austrian soprano and actress
- Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress
- Mike Compton, American football player and coach
- Dan Eldon, English photographer and journalist (d. 1993)
- Darren Gough, English cricketer
- Aisha Tyler, American actress, television host, and author
- Brad Beven, Australian triathlete
- Cappadonna, American rapper
- Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
- Upendra Rao, Indian actor, director, and politician
- Tara Fitzgerald, English actress
- Tom Chorske, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Jens Henschel, German footballer
- Marco Masini, Italian singer-songwriter
- Holly Robinson Peete, American actress and singer
- Jim Pocklington, English racing driver
- John Powell, English-Canadian composer and conductor
- Dan Povenmire, American animator
- Joanne Catherall, English singer
- John Fashanu, English footballer and manager
- John Mann, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2019)
- Aden Ridgeway, Australian public servant and politician
- Boris Said, American race car driver
- James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (d. 2013)
- Konstantin Kakanias, Greek-American painter and illustrator
- Mark Olson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stephen Flaherty, American composer
- Carolyn Harris, British politician
- Ian Lucas, English lawyer and politician
- Blue Panther, Mexican wrestler
- Ian Arkwright, English footballer
- Mark Romanek, American director and screenwriter
- Ryne Sandberg, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- John Aldridge, English-Irish footballer and manager
- Winston Davis, Vincentian cricketer
- Malcolm Press, English ecologist and academic
- Derek Pringle, Kenyan-English cricketer and journalist
- Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
- Peter Šťastný, Slovak ice hockey player and politician
- Paul Butler, English bishop
- Keith Morris, American singer-songwriter
- Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician (d. 1996)
- Takao Doi, Japanese engineer and astronaut
- Dennis Johnson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)
- Steven Pinker, Canadian-American psychologist, linguist, and author
- Tommy Tuberville, American football player and coach
- Carl Jackson, American singer-songwriter and producer
- John McGlinn, American conductor and historian (d. 2009)
- Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Greek politician
- Rick Pitino, American basketball player and coach
- Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, author, and politician
- Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2002)
- Tony Scott, American baseball player and coach
- Darryl Stingley, American football player and scout (d. 2007)
- Marc Surer, Swiss racing driver and sportscaster
- Siobhan Davies, English dancer and choreographer
- Vishnuvardhan, Indian actor (d. 2009)
- Chris Heister, Swedish politician, Governor of Stockholm County
- Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player
- Anna Deavere Smith, American actress and playwright
- Kerry Livgren, American guitarist and songwriter
- Jim McCrery, American lawyer and politician
- Mo Mowlam, English academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office (d. 2005)
- Peter Shilton, English footballer and manager
- Lynn Abbey, American computer programmer and author
- Russ Abbot, English comedian, actor, and singer
- Drew Gilpin Faust, American historian and academic
- Giancarlo Minardi, Italian businessman, founded the Minardi Racing Team
- Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (d. 2014)
- Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000)
- Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (d. 1992)
- Meredith Oakes, Australian-English playwright, translator, and educator
- Gailard Sartain, American actor
- P. F. Sloan, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
- John McAfee, Scottish-American computer programmer, founded McAfee
- Michael Franks, American singer-songwriter
- Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
- Charles L. Veach, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1995)
- Şenes Erzik, Turkish businessman
- Frankie Avalon, American singer and actor
- Gerry Harvey, Australian businessman, co-founded Harvey Norman
- Jorge Sampaio, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 18th President of Portugal
- Jan Camiel Willems, Belgian mathematician and theorist (d. 2013)
- Billy Robinson, English-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2014)
- Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2021)
- Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, South African politician (d. 2009)
- Big Tom, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
- Peter Clarke, English cartoonist (d. 2012)
- John Spencer, English snooker player and sportscaster (d. 2006)
- Bob Bennett, American soldier and politician (d. 2016)
- Robert Blake, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Scotty Bowman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Mark di Suvero, Italian-American sculptor
- Leonid Kharitonov, Russian actor and singer (d. 2017)
- Christopher Ricks, English scholar and critic
- Charles Roach, Trinidadian-Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2012)
- Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Fred Willard, American actor and comedian (d. 2020)
- Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Russian physicist and astronaut (d. 2002)
- Julio Grondona, Argentinian businessman (d. 2014)
- John Tolos, Greek-Canadian wrestler (d. 2009)
- Teddi King, American singer (d. 1977)
- Nancy Littlefield, American director and producer (d. 2007)
- Phyllis Kirk, American actress (d. 2006)
- Muriel Turner, Baroness Turner of Camden, English politician (d. 2018)
- Bud Greenspan, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- Joe Kubert, American author and illustrator, founded The Kubert School (d. 2012)
- Harvey Haddix, American baseball player and coach (d. 1994)
- Dorothy Wedderburn, English economist and academic (d. 2012)
- J. D. Tippit, American police officer (d. 1963)
- Eloísa Mafalda, Brazilian actress (d. 2018)
- Queen Anne of Romania (d. 2016)
- Peter Smithson, English architect, co-designed Robin Hood Gardens (d. 2003)
- Bertha Wilson, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and jurist, 60th Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (d. 2007)
- Hank Bagby, American saxophonist (d. 1993)
- Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
- Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer (d. 2014)
- Jack Warden, American actor (d. 2006)
- Tommy Hunter, American fiddler (d. 1993)
- Johnny Mantz, American race car driver (d. 1972)
- June Foray, American actress and voice artist (d. 2017)
- Phil Taylor, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Francis Parker Yockey, American lawyer and philosopher (d. 1960)
- Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (d. 1994)
- John Jacob Rhodes, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
- Jack Cardiff, English director, cinematographer, and photographer (d. 2009)
- María de la Cruz, Chilean journalist and activist (d. 1995)
- Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
- Josef Tal, Israeli pianist and composer (d. 2008)
- Victor Ambartsumian, Georgian-Armenian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1996)
- Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)
- Edwin McMillan, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
- Kaka Hathrasi, Indian poet and author (d. 1995)
- Maurice Maillot, French actor (d. 1968)
- Julio Rosales, Filipino cardinal (d. 1983)
- Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)
- Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
- Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)
- Bun Cook, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1988)
- Jose de Rivera, American soldier and sculptor (d. 1985)
- David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Education (d. 1999)
- Harold Clurman, American director and producer (d. 1980)
- Willis Laurence James, American violinist and educator (d. 1966)
- Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritian philanthropist and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius (d. 1985)
- Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer and conductor (d. 1988)
- Jean Batmale, French footballer and manager (d. 1973)
- John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)
- Walter Koch, German astrologer and author (d. 1970)
- Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2009)
- Fay Compton, English actress (d. 1978)
- Arthur Benjamin, Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)
- William March, American soldier and author (d. 1954)
- Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish author (d. 1984)
- Doris Blackburn, Australian activist and politician (d. 1970)
- Leslie Morshead, Australian general, businessman, and educator (d. 1959)
- Grey Owl, English-Canadian environmentalist and author (d. 1938)
- Toni Wolff, Swiss psychologist and author (d. 1953)
- Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer, conductor, and playwright (d. 1948)
- Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, English composer, painter, and author (d. 1950)
- James O. Richardson, American admiral (d. 1974)
- James Scullin, Australian journalist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
- Tomás Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d. 1945)
- Carl Friedberg, German-Italian pianist and educator (d. 1955)
- Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer and cyclist (d. 1919)
- Clark Wissler, American anthropologist, author, and educator (d. 1947)
- Alberto Franchetti, Italian-American composer and educator (d. 1942)
- John L. Bates, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
- Lincoln Loy McCandless, American businessman and politician (d. 1940)
- Kate Booth, English Salvation Army officer (d. 1955)
- John Hessin Clarke, American lawyer and judge (d. 1945)
- Francis Grierson, English-American pianist and composer (d. 1927)
- Richard With, Norwegian captain, businessman, and politician, founded Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab (d. 1930)
- Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and educator (d. 1888)
- Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese archbishop (d. 1880)
- Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic (d. 1868)
- Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Georgia (d. 1880)
- Christian VIII of Denmark (d. 1848)
- Justinus Kerner, German poet and author (d. 1862)
- Joseph Story, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1845)
- Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846)
- Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1833)
- Tomás de Iriarte y Oropesa, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1791)
- George Read, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Delaware (d. 1798)
- Ignaz Holzbauer, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1783)
- Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet (d. 1784)
- Johann Gottfried Walther, German organist and composer (d. 1748)
- Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)
- Gilbert Burnet, Scottish bishop, historian, and theologian (d. 1715)
- Zhang Xianzhong, Chinese rebel leader (d. 1647)
- Francesca Caccini, Italian singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1640)
- Haydar Mirza Safavi, Safavid prince (d. 1576)
- Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford (d. 1563)
- Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
- Marie of France, Duchess of Bar (d. 1404)
- Andronikos Komnenos, Byzantine prince and general (d. 1130/31)
- Kan B'alam I, ruler of Palenque (d. 583)
- AD 53
- Trajan, Roman emperor (d. 117)
Deaths On This Day
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court justice (b. 1933)
- John Turner, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1929)
- Afzal Ahsan Randhawa, Pakistani writer, poet, translator and playwright (b. 1937)
- Eduardo Bonvallet, Chilean footballer and manager (b. 1955)
- James R. Houck, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1940)
- Mario Benjamín Menéndez, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1930)
- Marcin Wrona, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1973)
- Milan Marcetta, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1936)
- Earl Ross, Canadian racing driver (b. 1941)
- Hirofumi Uzawa, Japanese economist and academic (b. 1928)
- Kenny Wheeler, Canadian-English trumpet player and composer (b. 1930)
- Veliyam Bharghavan, Indian politician (b. 1928)
- Lindsay Cooper, English composer, bassoon and oboe player (b. 1951)
- Arthur Lamothe, French-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Ken Norton, American boxer (b. 1943)
- Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (b. 1920)
- Richard C. Sarafian, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
- Santiago Carrillo, Spanish theorist and politician (b. 1915)
- Haim Hefer, Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (b. 1925)
- Jack Kralick, American baseball player (b. 1935)
- Steve Sabol, American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1942)
- Jamey Rodemeyer, American teenage activist (b. 1997)
- Leo de Berardinis, Italian actor and director (b. 1940)
- Mauricio Kagel, Argentinian-German composer and educator (b. 1931)
- Ron Lancaster, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1938)
- Pepsi Tate, Welsh bass player and producer (b. 1965)
- Edward J. King, American football player, lawyer, and politician, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
- Michael Park, English racing driver (b. 1966)
- Clint C. Wilson, Sr., American cartoonist (b. 1914)
- Norman Cantor, Canadian-American historian and educator (b. 1929)
- Russ Meyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Emil Fackenheim, German rabbi and philosopher (b. 1916)
- Bob Mitchell, English educator and politician (b. 1927)
- Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (b. 1942)
- Mauro Ramos, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1930)
- Margita Stefanović, Serbian keyboard player (b. 1959)
- Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (b. 1927)
- Charlie Foxx, American singer and guitarist (Inez and Charlie Foxx) (b. 1939)
- Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (b. 1920)
- Mohammad Hidayatullah, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 6th Vice President of India (b. 1905)
- Alan Watt, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian Ambassador to Japan (b. 1901)
- Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
- Katherine Anne Porter, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist (b. 1890)
- Paul Bernays, English-Swiss mathematician and philosopher (b. 1888)
- Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (b. 1907)
- Amanat Ali Khan, Pakistani classical singer (b. 1922)
- Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1942)
- Franchot Tone, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1905)
- John Cockcroft, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- Clive Bell, English philosopher and critic (b. 1881)
- Seán O'Casey, Irish dramatist and memoirist (b. 1880)
- Therese Neumann, German mystic (b. 1898)
- Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish economist and diplomat, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- Benjamin Péret, French poet and journalist (b. 1899)
- Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (b. 1873)
- Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
- Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
- Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian soprano and actress (b. 1879)
- Gelett Burgess, American author and poet (b. 1866)
- Frank Morgan, American actor (b. 1890)
- Robert G. Cole, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1915)
- Fred Karno, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1866)
- Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish author, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
- F. H. Bradley, English philosopher and author (b. 1846)
- Susan La Flesche Picotte, doctor, teacher, and social reformer, first Native American to earn a medical degree
- Pyotr Stolypin, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1862)
- Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian archaeologist and historian (b. 1850)
- George MacDonald, Scottish minister, author, and poet (b. 1824)
- Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist and academic (b. 1819)
- Dion Boucicault, Irish-American actor and playwright (b. 1820)
- Charles XV of Sweden (b. 1826)
- Joseph Locke, English engineer and politician (b. 1805)
- Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (b. 1785)
- William Hazlitt, English philosopher, painter, and critic (b. 1778)
- Safranbolulu Izzet Mehmet Pasha, Ottoman politician, 186th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1743)
- August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German bishop and theologian (b. 1704)
- Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1707)
- Benjamin Kennicott, English theologian and scholar (b. 1718)
- André Dacier, French scholar and academic (b. 1651)
- Matthew Prior, English poet, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (b. 1664)
- Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
- Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (b. 1552)
- Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese daimyō (b. 1536)
- Lewis of Luxembourg, archbishop of Rouen
- Balša II, ruler of Zeta
- Louis V, duke of Bavaria (b. 1315)
- Andrew, Duke of Calabria (b. 1327)
- Eudokia Palaiologina, empress of Trebizond (b. c. 1265)
- Konrad von Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne
- Louis VII, king of France (b. 1120)
- Eric II, king of Denmark
- Liu Sheng, Chinese emperor (b. 920)
- Zhang Xiong, Chinese warlord
- Pietro I Candiano, doge of Venice (b. 842)
- Wenilo, Frankish archbishop
- Constantine III, Roman usurper
- Domitian, Roman emperor (b. AD 51)