On This Day in History: September 20
September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 102 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- N.J. man who previously won $2M on lottery scratch-off wins another $250K jackpot. Two years after winning $2 million in a New Jersey Lottery scratch-off game, a New Jersey man hit it big again — this time with a scratch-off ticket that proved to be worth $250,000.
- Virginia Lottery winner has three minutes to fill grocery shopping cart. A Virginia man Wednesday had three minutes to fill a shopping cart with $750 worth of groceries after winning the Virginia Lottery's Mega Grocery Shopping Dash.
- West Virginia Lottery has a new director. One day after lawmakers asked tough questions about leadership at the West Virginia Lottery, Gov. Jim Justice has named John Myers as director of the agency.
- N.J. Powerball lottery winner charged in child sex assaults. A Wayne, New Jersey, man who won $338 million in one of the largest Powerball lottery jackpots in New Jersey history has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child over a three-year period, prosecutors said Wednesday.
- Missouri Lottery facing challenging issues with vendor contract. One of the Missouri Lottery's biggest contracts might not stand up in court if it was challenged by the company that runs its statewide network of ticket sales.
- 2 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects brought to US. All of the 13 suspects arrested in what authorities believe is the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam to be prosecuted in the U.S. have now entered pleas in federal court, with more than one-third of them admitting guilt or scheduled to do so.
- South Dakota woman claims record Dakota Cash lottery jackpot. A woman from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has claimed the largest Dakota Cash lottery jackpot since the game's inception.
- Mass. Lottery retailers fight online sales bill. The Massachusetts Lottery says it could stop being successful unless a bill allowing online ticket sales becomes law, while retailers say their future success hinges on the bill not becoming law. Now the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection will weigh the benefits and drawbacks of an online lottery.
- Good Samaritan may get unclaimed lotto jackpot in Spain. A store cashier found a lottery ticket worth $6.3 million, but turned it in rather than cashing it himself. But he may eventually be awarded the jackpot anyway.
- Opening statements in $3M NY lottery ticket trial. A Rockland prosecutor today told a jury that an illegal immigrant's $3 million lottery dream was foiled by three conspiring men, while their lawyers contended the Spring Valley man created a nightmare for their clients with falsehoods to back out of contracts to share the winnings.
- $337M Powerball winner prowls Internet for a 'big and beautiful' woman. After winning a whopping $337 million, Donald Lawson might seem like something of a catch, but take a closer look at the Powerball Lottery winner from Michigan and most women might think twice before going on a date with him.
- Arkansas Lottery VPs hope to stay after director leaves. Arkansas Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue is moving on, but the two top executives he brought with him from South Carolina say they hope to stay put.
- Panel eyes less pay for next Ark. lottery chief. The Arkansas Lottery Commission hasn't begun its search for a replacement for outgoing Director Ernie Passailaigue, but the commission's chairman and a key legislative leader said Tuesday that whoever gets the job shouldn't expect the same paycheck.
- N.C. Lottery's raffle makes 3 millionaires. The North Carolina Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Cash Splash Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Monday, and made three instant millionaires.
- Powerball, Mega Millions lotteries both have big winners. The USA's two biggest multi-state lottery games produced jackpot winners this weekend.
- Single lottery ticket wins final Super 7 jackpot worth $24M. The final Canada Super 7 jackpot, totalling almost $24 million, was won Friday night by a single ticket in Saskatchewan.
- N.J. lawmakers want full disclosure of lottery prizes. If you buy a lottery ticket dreaming of winning a prize such as a hybrid car or $1 million in cash, those prizes should still be available when the ticket is sold, two New Jersey legislators contend.
- Lawsuit filed to pull lottery off Arkansas ballot. A group opposing a state-run lottery asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday to throw the proposal off this fall's ballot.
- Tennessee Lottery oversight committee to convene in November. Following a disastrous couple of months for Tennessee Lottery, the legislature has decided to convene a meeting of the Oversight Committee and audit the lottery's operations.
- E! Television to air 'Curse of the Lottery' Sunday. Premiering on E! network this Sunday, the two-hour special episode "THS Investigates: The Curse of the Lottery" tells what happened to megabucks winners who failed to find joy in a wallet stuffed fat with cash.
- Anti-lottery group considers legal challenge to N.C. Lottery. A spokesman for Citizens United Against the Lottery, a coalition formed to fight the creation of the North Carolina Lottery, said Monday that the group is weighing a lawsuit challenging how the lottery was approved.
- N.C. Lottery may start in six months. Even though little progress has been made since the North Carolina lottery legislation was signed three weeks ago, the governor still expects it to begin in six months or so.
- Retailers, Players Could Run Into N.C. Lottery Red Tape. Owners at many convenience stores in North Carolina say they cannot wait to begin selling lottery tickets, but under the state's lottery law, they could run into red tape -- and so could lottery winners.
- Discarded lottery ticket offers lesson of faith, optimism. A Pennsylvania resident, 35 and taking community college courses, is shown how to have faith and to be optimistic -- from a winning lottery ticket.
- Man stops for a soda and wins a $100,000 Powerball prize. For V. Godinez of Carlsbad, winning the latest $100,000 Powerball prize in New Mexico resulted from merely stopping for a soda after his work shift.
- New Mexico Lottery Unveils '4 This Way'. The New Mexico Lottery Authority will launch a new drawing game on September 26. "4 This Way" is designed as a game unique to New Mexico with a $4,000 nightly top prize.
- Powerball lottery jackpot nears $100 million mark. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $95 million, with a cash option of $52.3 million.
- Mega Millions Jackpot Swells To $64 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $64 million Saturday.
- Ontario Lottery Machines Crash. Three-quarters of Ontario's 8,200 lottery machines weren't working Sunday night.
- Mega Millions Rises to $102 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $102 million Saturday, the largest Mega Millions jackpot in three months.
- Paul gets brusque farewell from Georgia lottery board. When Rebecca Paul gave three weeks' notice that she was stepping down as head of Georgia's lottery to start Tennessee's, her bosses showered her with praise and wished her well. Days later, the lottery's board of directors barred Paul from her desk and declared it wanted the $500,000-a-year executive gone yesterday - literally.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$275 Million
Sep 21, 2018
- 2.$235 Million
Sep 23, 2015
- 3.$211 Million
Sep 20, 2019
- 4.€188 Million
Sep 20, 2019
- 5.$196 Million
Sep 20, 2014
- 6.€130 Million
Sep 26, 2008
- 7.€153 Million
Sep 22, 2017
- 8.$179 Million
Sep 20, 2006
- 9.$178 Million
Sep 22, 2018
- 10.$174 Million
Sep 22, 2012
- 11.€142.86 Million
Sep 20, 2016
- 12.$154 Million
Sep 20, 2008
- 13.€130 Million
Sep 21, 2018
- 14.$145 Million
Sep 20, 2013
- 15.$129 Million
Sep 23, 2009
- 16.$108 Million
Sep 21, 2005
- 17.$104 Million
Sep 22, 2017
- 18.$102 Million
Sep 23, 2003
- 19.$95 Million
Sep 22, 2004
- 20.€65.04 Million
Sep 22, 2011
- 21.€76 Million
Sep 22, 2020
- 22.$83 Million
Sep 23, 2014
- 23.$80 Million
Sep 21, 2019
- 24.$75 Million
Sep 20, 2011
- 25.€64 Million
Sep 23, 2016
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1994
26 years old
Thursday, Sep 20, 1990
30 years old
Wednesday, Sep 20, 1989
31 years old
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1988
32 years old
Friday, Sep 20, 1985
35 years old
Thursday, Sep 20, 1984
36 years old
Monday, Sep 20, 1982
38 years old
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1977
43 years old
Saturday, Sep 20, 1975
45 years old
Saturday, Sep 20, 1969
51 years old
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1966
54 years old
Monday, Sep 20, 1965
55 years old
Sunday, Sep 20, 1964
56 years old
Thursday, Sep 20, 1962
58 years old
Wednesday, Sep 20, 1961
59 years old
Wednesday, Sep 20, 1961
59 years old
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1960
60 years old
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1960
60 years old
Monday, Sep 20, 1948
72 years old
Friday, Sep 20, 1935
85 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Roughly 4 million people, mostly students, demonstrate across the world to address climate change. 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden leads the demonstration in New York City.
- At least 161 people die after a ferry capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island in Lake Victoria and part of Tanzania.
- Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, resulting in 2,975 deaths, US$90 billion in damage, and a major humanitarian crisis.
- The United States military ends its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
- A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.
- Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
- Civil unrest in the Maldives breaks out after a prisoner is killed by guards.
- In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".
- The United Kingdom's MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
- South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
- A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
- 1982 NFL season: American football players in the National Football League begin a 57-day strike.
- A French-supported coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokassa I.
- Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
- Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.
- Singer Jim Croce, songwiter and musician Maury Muehleisen and four others die when their light aircraft crashes on takeoff at Natchitoches Regional Airport in Louisiana.
- Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.
- RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched Clydebank, Scotland.
- Following the Battle of Burki, the Indian Army captures Dograi in course of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
- James Meredith, an African American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
- Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- The Treaty on Relations between the USSR and the GDR is signed.
- The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
- Six days after a referendum, King Christian X of Denmark annuls the declaration of independence of the Faroe Islands.
- The Holocaust in Ukraine: In the course of two days a German Einsatzgruppe murders at least 3,000 Jews in Letychiv.
- The Holocaust in Lithuania: Lithuanian Nazis and local police begin a mass execution of 403 Jews in Nemenčinė.
- Irish War of Independence: British police known as "Black and Tans" burned the town of Balbriggan and killed two local men in revenge for an Irish Republican Army (IRA) assassination.
- The White Star Line's RMS Olympic collides with the British warship HMS Hawke.
- Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
- U.S. President Chester A. Arthur is sworn in, the morning after becoming president upon James A. Garfield's death.
- Bishop John Coleridge Patteson, first bishop of Melanesia, is martyred on Nukapu, now in the Solomon Islands.
- The Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia, and complete the unification of Italy.
- American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, ends in a Confederate victory.
- The future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom begins the first visit to North America by a Prince of Wales.
- The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
- Crimean War: British and French troops defeat Russians at the Battle of Alma.
- The decade-long Ragamuffin War starts when rebels capture Porto Alegre in Brazil.
- French troops stop an allied invasion of France at the Battle of Valmy.
- The finish of the Walking Purchase which forces the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
- The Treaty of Ryswick is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic, ending the Nine Years' War.
- Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
- The Nankai tsunami washes away the building housing the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in. It has been outside since then.
- Cardinal Robert of Geneva is elected as Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
- The Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
- Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
- At the Battle of Fulford, Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin.
- Agnes of Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border territory of Burgenland.
Births On This Day
- Ioana Loredana Roșca, Romanian tennis player
- Laura Dekker, Dutch sailor
- Rob Holding, English footballer
- Julian Draxler, German footballer
- Michał Żyro, Polish footballer
- Isaac Cofie, Ghanaian footballer
- Phillip Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sergei Bobrovsky, Russian ice hockey player
- Ayano Ōmoto, Japanese singer and dancer
- Ryan Simpkins, Australian rugby league player
- Gain, South Korean singer
- Jack Lawless, American drummer
- Tito Tebaldi, Italian rugby player
- Hayato Fujita, Japanese wrestler
- Aldis Hodge, American actor
- İbrahim Kaş, Turkish footballer
- Jason Nightingale, New Zealand rugby league player
- Ian Desmond, American baseball player
- Mami Yamasaki, Japanese model and actress
- Brian Joubert, French figure skater
- Freya Ross, Scottish runner
- Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- Jason Bacashihua, American ice hockey player
- Aaron Burkart, German race car driver
- Brian Fortuna, American dancer and choreographer
- Inna Osypenko-Radomska, Ukrainian-born sprint kayaker
- Sexy Star, Mexican wrestler
- Athanasios Tsigas, Greek footballer
- Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
- David McMillan, American football player (d. 2013)
- Ryan Tandy, Australian rugby league player (d. 2014)
- Jordan Tata, American baseball player
- Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
- Jason Bay, Canadian-American baseball player
- Patrizio Buanne, Austrian-Italian singer-songwriter and producer
- Héctor Camacho Jr., Puerto Rican-American boxer
- Dante Hall, American football player
- Scott Minto, Australian rugby league player
- Chris Mooney, American journalist and academic
- Ainsley Earhardt, American political commentator
- Asia Argento, Italian actress
- Joel Gertner, American wrestling announcer
- Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
- Jason Robinson, American saxophonist and composer
- Ronald McKinnon, American football player
- Jo Pavey, English runner
- Victor Ponta, Romanian jurist and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Romania
- Todd Blackadder, New Zealand rugby player and coach
- Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese pianist and composer
- Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer and manager
- Dominika Peczynski, Swedish singer and television host
- N'Bushe Wright, American actress and dancer
- Patrick Pentland, Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Tim Rogers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ben Shepherd, American musician and songwriter
- Richard Witschge, Dutch footballer and coach
- Ijaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer and coach
- Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress
- Darrell Russell, American race car driver (d. 2004)
- Philippa Forrester, English television and radio presenter, producer and author
- Roger Anderson, American wrestler
- Martin Harrison, American football player
- Kristen Johnston, American actress
- Gunnar Nelson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Matthew Nelson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen, Danish badminton player
- Randy Bradbury, American bass player
- Anil Dalpat, Pakistani cricketer
- Jim Al-Khalili, Iraqi-English physicist, author, and academic
- Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and journalist
- Caroline Flint, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
- Erwin Koeman, Dutch retired football player and coach
- Lee Hall, English playwright and screenwriter
- Dave Hemingway, English singer-songwriter and drummer
- Deborah Roberts, American journalist
- Joseph Alessi, American trombonist and educator
- Joanna Domańska, Polish pianist and educator
- Meral Okay, Turkish actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Arn Anderson, American wrestler and trainer
- Alannah Currie, New Zealand singer-songwriter
- Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor and director
- Jennifer Tour Chayes, American mathematician and computer scientist
- Gary Cole, American actor
- Steve Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader
- John Harle, English saxophonist, composer, conductor, and producer
- Betsy Brantley, American actress
- Johnny Kidd, English wrestler
- José Rivero, Spanish golfer
- Anne McIntosh, Scottish lawyer and politician
- Henry Samueli, American businessman, co-founded Broadcom Corporation
- Rocky Mattioli, Italian-Australian boxer
- Steve Tom, American actor
- Joanna Cameron, American actress and model (The Secrets of Isis)
- Guy Lafleur, Canadian ice hockey player
- Javier Marías, Spanish journalist, author, and academic
- Greg Valentine, American wrestler
- Mahesh Bhatt, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Rey Langit, Filipino journalist and radio host
- Victoria Mallory, American singer and actress (d. 2014)
- George R. R. Martin, American novelist and short story writer
- Chuck Panozzo, American bass player
- John Panozzo, American drummer (d. 1996)
- Billy Bang, American violinist and composer (d. 2011)
- Jude Deveraux, American author
- Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
- Chris Ortloff, American journalist and politician
- Bruce Pasternack, American businessman
- Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, French journalist and author
- Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, Spiritual Master, Head of Science of Spirituality
- Pete Coors, American businessman and politician
- Markandey Katju, Indian lawyer and judge
- Paul Madeley, English footballer (d. 2018)
- Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabonese lawyer and politician, President of Gabon (d. 2015)
- Gérald Tremblay, Canadian businessman and politician, 41st Mayor of Montreal
- Dale Chihuly, American sculptor and educator
- Sammy McMillan, Irish footballer
- Tarō Asō, Japanese target shooter and politician, 92nd Prime Minister of Japan
- William Finley, American actor (d. 2012)
- Anna Pavord, Welsh-English journalist and author
- Eric Gale, American guitarist and producer (d. 1994)
- Jane Manning, English soprano and educator
- Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister for the Environment
- Geoffrey Dear, Baron Dear, English police officer
- Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
- Garry Johnson, English general
- Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
- Andrew Davies, Welsh author, screenwriter, and producer
- Salvador Reyes Monteón, Mexican footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
- Keith Roberts, English author and illustrator (d. 2000)
- Jim Taylor, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2018)
- Hamit Kaplan, Turkish World and Olympic champion sports wrestler (d. 1976)
- Takayuki Kubota, Japanese-American martial artist and actor
- Sophia Loren, Italian actress
- David Marquand, English academic and politician
- Jeff Morris, American actor (d. 2004)
- Rajinder Puri, Indian cartoonist, journalist, and activist (d. 2015)
- Dennis Viollet, English footballer and manager (d. 1999)
- Cherd Songsri, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- Richard Montague, American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1971)
- Anne Meara, American actress and playwright (d. 2015)
- Vittorio Taviani, Italian film director and screenwriter (d. 2018)
- Joe Temperley, Scottish saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2016)
- Alberto de Lacerda, Mozambican-Portuguese poet and radio host (d. 2007)
- Olga Ferri, Argentinian dancer and choreographer (d. 2012)
- Donald Hall, American poet, editor, and critic (d. 2018)
- Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (d. 1966)
- John Dankworth, English saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2010)
- Red Mitchell, American bassist, composer, and poet (d. 1992)
- Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (d. 1980)
- Libero Liberati, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)
- James Bernard, English composer and screenwriter (d. 2001)
- Ananda Mahidol, King Rama VIII of Thailand (d. 1946)
- Bobby Nunn, American R&B singer (d. 1986)
- Gogi Grant, American singer (d. 2016)
- Albert Marre, American director, and producer (d. 2012)
- Jackie Paris, American singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
- Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Indian actor and producer (d. 2014)
- Maurice Sauvé, Canadian economist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)
- Chico Hamilton, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2013)
- Jay Ward, American animator, producer, and screenwriter, founded Jay Ward Productions (d. 1989)
- Horace Gould, English race car driver (d. 1968)
- Red Auerbach, American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)
- Olga Dahl, Swedish genealogist (d. 2009)
- Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (d. 1994)
- Clarice Taylor, American actress (d. 2011)
- Obdulio Varela, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1996)
- Malik Meraj Khalid, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2003)
- Kenneth More, English actor (d. 1982)
- Sidney Dillon Ripley, American ornithologist and academic (d. 2001)
- Shriram Sharma, Indian philosopher and activist (d. 1991)
- Jean Dréville, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
- Vera Faddeeva, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)
- Stevie Smith, English author and poet (d. 1971)
- Leo Strauss, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1973)
- Walter Dubislav, German logician and philosopher of science (d. 1937)
- Colin Fraser Barron, Scottish-Canadian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1958)
- Hermann Lux, German footballer and manager (d. 1962)
- Tomás Garrido Canabal, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1943)
- Linda Eenpalu, Estonian activist and politician (d. 1967)
- Oskar Kaplur, Estonian wrestler (d. 1962)
- Charles Reidpath, American runner and general (d. 1975)
- Charles Williams, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1945)
- Enrico Mizzi, Maltese lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1950)
- Maxwell Perkins, American editor (d. 1947)
- Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, musicologist and critic (d. 1968)
- Upton Sinclair, American novelist, critic, and essayist (d. 1968)
- Francisco Lagos Cházaro, acting president of Mexico (1915) (d. 1932)
- Carleton Ellis, American inventor and chemist (d. 1941)
- Matthias Erzberger, German publicist and politician (d. 1921)
- Sidney Olcott, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
- Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)
- Maurice Gamelin, French general (d. 1958)
- Herbert Putnam, American lawyer and publisher, 8th Librarian of Congress (d. 1955)
- Chulalongkorn, Siamese king (d. 1910)
- Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright and critic (d. 1929)
- Susanna Rubinstein, Austrian psychologist (d. 1914)
- William H. Illingworth, English-American photographer (d. 1893)
- James Dewar, Scottish-English chemist and physicist (d. 1923)
- Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian soldier and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918)
- Kate Harrington, American poet and educator (d. 1917)
- John F. Reynolds, American general (d. 1863)
- Frederick Ellsworth Sickels, American inventor (d. 1895)
- Richard Dry, Australian politician, 7th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1869)
- Benjamin Franklin White, American singer and composer (d. 1879)
- Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (d. 1852)
- Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian emperor (d. 1806)
- Maurice, Count de Benyovszky, Slovak-Hungarian explorer (d. 1786)
- Giuseppe Matteo Alberti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751)
- Mateo de Toro Zambrano, 1st Count of La Conquista, President of the First Government Junta of Chile (d. 1811)
- Martino Martini, Italian missionary, cartographer and historian (d. 1661)
- Jean-Jacques Olier, French priest and mystic, founded the Society of Saint-Sulpice (d. 1657)
- Christian the Younger of Brunswick (d. 1623)
- Gottfried Scheidt, German organist and composer (d. 1661)
- Philipp IV, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1590)
- Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (d. 1559)
- Arthur, Prince of Wales (d. 1502)
- Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (d. 1500)
- Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)
- Kyunyeo, Korean poet (d. 973)
- Kan Bahlam I, Mayan ruler (d. 583)
Deaths On This Day
- Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (b. 1945)
- Peter Leo Gerety, American bishop (b. 1912)
- Mario Caiano, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian businessman (b. 1940)
- Jack Larson, American actor (b. 1928)
- Anatoly Berezovoy, Russian colonel, pilot, and cosmonaut (b. 1942)
- Polly Bergen, American actress and singer (b. 1930)
- Takako Doi, Japanese scholar and politician (b. 1928)
- George Sluizer, French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
- James B. Vaught, American general (b. 1926)
- Gilles Verlant, Belgian journalist and critic (b. 1957)
- Fortunato Baldelli, Italian cardinal (b. 1935)
- Richard H. Cracroft, American author and academic (b. 1936)
- Tereska Torrès, French soldier and author (b. 1920)
- Oscar Handlin, American historian and author (b. 1915)
- Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghan academic and politician, 10th President of Afghanistan (b. 1940)
- Leonard Skinner, American soldier and educator (b. 1933)
- Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (b. 1928)
- Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
- Sven Nykvist, Swedish director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1922)
- John W. Peterson, American pilot and songwriter (b. 1921)
- Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian human rights activist, Holocaust survivor (b. 1908)
- Brian Clough, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)
- Townsend Hoopes, American soldier and historian (b. 1922)
- Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwean politician, 1st Vice-President of Zimbabwe (b. 1922)
- Gareth Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn, Welsh lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1941)
- Sergei Bodrov Jr., Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1971)
- Gherman Titov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1935)
- Robert Lebel, Canadian businessman (b. 1905)
- Paul Erdős, Hungarian-Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1913)
- Reuben Kamanga, Zambian politician, 1st Vice-President of Zambia (b. 1929)
- Paul Weston, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1912)
- Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean physician, academic, and diplomat (b. 1924)
- Jule Styne, American composer (b. 1905)
- Erich Hartmann, German soldier and pilot (b. 1922)
- Michael Stewart, American playwright and composer (b. 1924)
- Helen MacInnes, Scottish-American librarian and author (b. 1907)
- Steve Goodman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
- Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1895)
- Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
- Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
- Pierre-Henri Simon, French historian and author (b. 1903)
- Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
- James Westerfield, American actor (b. 1913)
- Alexandros Othonaios, Greek general and politician, 126h Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1879)
- Heino Kaski, Finnish pianist and composer (b. 1885)
- Jean Sibelius, Finnish violinist and composer (b. 1865)
- Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (b. 1882)
- Jantina Tammes, Dutch biologist, geneticist, and academic (b. 1871)
- Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (b. 1869)
- William Seabrook, American occultist, journalist, and explorer (b. 1884)
- Eduard Wirths, German physician (b. 1909)
- Paul Bruchési, Canadian archbishop (b. 1855)
- Annie Besant, English theosophist and activist (b. 1847)
- Francisco S. Carvajal, Mexican lawyer and politician, president 1914 (b. 1870)
- Gombojab Tsybikov, Russian anthropologist and explorer (b. 1873)
- George Nichols, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1864)
- Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844)
- Robert R. Hitt, American politician, 13th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1834)
- Theodor Fontane, German author and poet (b. 1819)
- Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist and author (b. 1802)
- Jacob Grimm, German philologist and mythologist (b. 1785)
- José Trinidad Reyes, Honduran priest and educator (b. 1797)
- Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (b. 1775)
- Matvei Gedenschtrom, Russian explorer and public servant (b. 1780)
- José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Paraguayan lawyer and politician, Consul of Paraguay (b. 1766)
- Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet, English admiral (b. 1769)
- Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist and scholar (b. 1725)
- Robert Emmet, Irish commander (b. 1780)
- Fletcher Christian, English lieutenant and mutineer (b. 1764)
- Kim Seok-ju, Korean scholar and politician (b. 1634)
- Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1610)
- Johannes Meursius, Dutch historian and scholar (b. 1579)
- Jan Gruter, Dutch scholar and critic (b. 1560)
- Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (b. 1555)
- Lodovico Agostini, Italian priest, composer, and scholar (b. 1534)
- Sir Anthony Babington, English Catholic conspirator (b. 1561)
- Chidiock Tichborne, English conspirator and poet (b. 1558)
- Cipriano de Rore, Flemish composer and teacher (b. 1515)
- Pavle Bakić, medieval Serb monarch; last Serb Despot
- Veit Stoss, German sculptor (b. c. 1447)
- Agostino Barbarigo, Doge of Venice
- Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, stepson of Edward IV of England (b. 1457)
- Anne Neville, Countess of Warwick (b. 1426)
- Gilles Binchois, Flemish composer (b. 1400)
- Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1371)
- Louis I, Duke of Anjou (b. 1339)
- Ibn Taymiyyah, Syrian theologian and scholar (b. 1263)
- Jan Prandota, Bishop of Kraków
- Michael of Chernigov (b. 1185)
- Conrad II of Salzwedel, German nobleman and bishop
- Adelog of Hildesheim, German bishop
- Hermann II, Count Palatine of Lotharingia (b. 1049)
- Gozbald, bishop of Würzburg