On This Day in History: September 24
September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 98 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Man accused of murder over lost lottery ticket. Prosecutors say Bruce Butler shot and killed a liquor store employee because he was mad about leaving a winning lottery ticket in the store months earlier.
- Wyoming Lottery hires Oregon Lottery official as CEO. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of an Oregon man to serve as its first chief executive officer.
- $200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $200 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Study: Hoosier Lottery has worst financial decline in USA. Proceeds from Indiana's lottery were down by more than 17 percent in the past fiscal year, marking the sharpest decline in profits nationwide.
- Texas lottery winner invests in unusual historical motel. A diesel mechanic and his wife, winners of a 2003 Texas Lottery jackpot, bought and renovated one of the few tee pee-themed motels remaining in the United States.
- Review: Vultures feast on desperate lottery winners. Edward Ugel writes about the trade of preying on bottomed-out lottery winners, crazy for cash to meet their growing debts, waiting for their next annual annuity check to arrive from the state coffers.
- Lottery ticket theft wins larceny count. A nurse's aide faces a larceny charge after she allegedly stole a winning $3,125 lottery ticket from an elderly town woman who cares for physically and mentally handicapped children in her home.
- Who's laughing now? Jokester is $258 million richer. On Friday, Harold Lerner got to do his shtick in front of hundreds of people and more than a dozen television cameras, knowing he probably had more money than all of them combined.
- New Jersey Couple Wins $258 Million in Mega Jackpot. What to do with a piece of paper worth $258 million? That was the immediate question that confronted Helen and Harold Lerner last Saturday morning after they checked the lottery numbers in the local newspaper and found that they had bought the winning ticket in the Sept. 16 drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot.
- Mega millionaires celebrate lottery jackpot. Harold and Helen Lerner are the talk of the town after announcing they are the winners of the $258 million Mega Millions jackpot prize.
- One ticket wins $19 million Illinois Lotto jackpot. A single player has won the $19 million grand prize from the latest drawing of the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto game.
- Minnesota Lottery hires S.D. lottery chief. The nationwide search for a new director to lead the beleaguered Minnesota Lottery ended close to home Thursday with the appointment of Clint Harris, executive director of the South Dakota Lottery.
- Mega Millions Mania. Tuesday afternoon, for people coming through the doors of Durston's, on West Genesee Street in Syracuse, New York, buying a ticket for a $102 million lottery drawing was hard to resist.
- Lottery board ups goals. Profit expectations for Tennessee's new lottery director Rebecca Paul increased Tuesday by roughly $6 million following a vote by the state's lottery board.
- Amendment would link lottery money, schools. Voters authorized a Louisiana state lottery in 1990, and some mistakenly thought they voted to spend the money to support public schools.
- Lottery winners sue financial adviser. A Vaughan, Ontario, couple who won over $19 million in a lottery are suing a lawyer-businessman for $7.75 million, alleging his investments squandered almost $5 million of their money.
- Paul to run sales, advertising for Tenn. Lottery. Sales and marketing of the Tennessee lottery will be controlled by lottery head Rebecca Paul, while other aspects of running the games will be handed over to private vendors.
- Mass. Lottery limits track's winning ticket payouts. The Massachusetts lottery will no longer allow the Raynham Park dog track to cash big ticket prizes after a state audit raised concerns that some people use the service to avoid paying taxes.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$303 Million
Sep 25, 2018
- 2.$267 Million
Sep 26, 2015
- 3.$228.5 Million
Sep 24, 2014
- 4.$227 Million
Sep 24, 2019
- 5.€190 Million
Sep 24, 2019
- 6.$200 Million
Sep 26, 2012
- 7.$193 Million
Sep 26, 2018
- 8.€163 Million
Sep 26, 2017
- 9.€130 Million
Sep 26, 2008
- 10.€130 Million
Sep 28, 2007
- 11.$176 Million
Sep 24, 2008
- 12.€145.48 Million
Sep 24, 2016
- 13.€138 Million
Sep 25, 2018
- 14.$160 Million
Sep 24, 2013
- 15.$150 Million
Sep 26, 2009
- 16.$126 Million
Sep 24, 2005
- 16.$126 Million
Sep 26, 2003
- 18.$110 Million
Sep 25, 2004
- 19.$96 Million
Sep 27, 2011
- 20.$93 Million
Sep 26, 2014
- 21.€76 Million
Sep 30, 2016
- 22.$75 Million
Sep 24, 2004
- 22.$75 Million
Sep 25, 2009
- 24.€58 Million
Sep 29, 2006
- 25.€53 Million
Sep 24, 2013
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Sep 24, 1984
35 years old
Monday, Sep 24, 1984
35 years old
Friday, Sep 24, 1982
37 years old
Wednesday, Sep 24, 1980
39 years old
Thursday, Sep 24, 1970
49 years old
Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
51 years old
Sunday, Sep 24, 1967
52 years old
Monday, Sep 24, 1951
68 years old
Friday, Sep 24, 1948
71 years old
Friday, Sep 24, 1948
71 years old
Friday, Sep 24, 1948
71 years old
Monday, Sep 24, 1945
74 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
- The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.
- A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing at least 327 people.
- The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.
- Thabo Mbeki resigns as president of South Africa
- Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
- Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.
- Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
- The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.
- Southwest Face expedition members become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.
- Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
- Japan Airlines Flight 472 lands at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.
- USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
- President Eisenhower sends the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
- The Chinchaga fire in western Canada becomes the largest recorded fire in North American history, sending smoke all the way to Europe.
- The Honda Motor Company is founded.
- Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
- The top-secret Clifford-Elsey Report on the Soviet Union is delivered to President Truman.
- Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights.
- Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).
- Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.
- His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.
- U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.
- Racial tensions exacerbated by rumors lead to the Atlanta Race Riot, further increasing racial segregation.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
- The Battle of Shiroyama is a decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.
- Gold prices plummet after President Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
- Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.
- The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.
- Mexican-American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
- The Sultanate of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
- A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.
- The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.
- Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
- The Battle of Rowton Heath is a Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles.
- Manuel I Komnenos, the last Byzantine Emperor of the Komnenian restoration, dies.
- Second Council of Nicaea: The council assembles at the church of Hagia Sophia.
Births On This Day
- Tosin Adarabioyo, English Footballer
- Ben Platt, American actor
- Maximiliano Uggè, Italian footballer
- Oriol Romeu, Spanish footballer
- Pia Wurtzbach, Filipina actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015 titleholder
- Karl Alzner, Canadian ice hockey player
- Matthew Connolly, English footballer
- Gürhan Gürsoy, Turkish footballer
- Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter
- Eleanor Catton, Canadian-New Zealand author
- Cameron Price, Australian news journalist
- Jonathan Soriano, Spanish footballer
- Taylor Eigsti, American pianist and composer
- Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (d. 2014)
- Liam Finn, Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Randy Foye, American basketball player
- Ben Harris, Australian rugby league player
- Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
- Paul Hamm, American gymnast
- Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
- Ryan Briscoe, Australian race car driver
- Drew Gooden, American basketball player
- Daniele Bennati, Italian cyclist
- Dean Canto, Australian race car driver
- Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
- Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist
- John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
- Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
- Kim Jong-min, South Korean singer
- Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
- Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer and manager
- Casey Rabach, American football player
- Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
- Stephanie McMahon, American wrestler and businesswoman
- Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2013)
- Vahur Vahtramäe, Estonian footballer
- John McDonald, American baseball player
- Eddie George, American football player and sportscaster
- Rodrick Rhodes, American basketball player and coach
- Conor Burns, British politician
- Kate Fleetwood, English actress
- Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist
- Mike Michalowicz, American businessman and author
- Kevin Millar, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Peter Salisbury, English drummer
- Shawn Crahan, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
- Christopher Pincher, English politician
- Shamim Sarif, English author, director, and screenwriter
- Paul Ray Smith, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)
- Megan Ward, American actress
- Noreena Hertz, English economist, author, and academic
- Christophe Bouchut, French race car driver
- Rajesh Khattar, Indian voice actor
- Bernard Gilkey, American baseball player
- Stefan Molyneux, Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger
- Michael O. Varhola, American journalist and author
- Robert Irvine, English chef and television host
- Njål Ølnes, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
- Sean McNabb, American singer and bass player
- Janet Weiss, American drummer
- Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-American baseball player
- Marko Pomerants, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
- Ronald van der Kemp, Dutch fashion designer
- Michael Potter, Australian rugby player and coach
- Ben Preston, English journalist
- Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer and manager
- Mike Phelan, English footballer, coach, and manager
- Tim Supple, English director and producer
- Nia Vardalos, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter
- Ilgvars Zalāns, Latvian painter
- Christopher L. Eisgruber, American lawyer and academic
- John Logan, American screenwriter and producer
- Luc Picard, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Tony Juniper, English environmentalist and politician
- Amy Sky, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Theo Paphitis, Cypriot-English businessman
- Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer
- Kevin Sorbo, American actor and producer
- Brad Bird, American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor
- Wolfgang Wolf, German footballer and manager
- Hubie Brooks, American baseball player
- Riccardo Illy, Italian businessman and politician, President of Friuli Venezia Giulia
- Marco Tardelli, Italian footballer and coach
- Peter Halley, American painter and educator
- Dieter Hochheimer, German footballer and manager
- Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1999)
- Douglas Kmiec, American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta
- Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- John Kessel, American author, poet, and playwright
- Harriet Walter, English actress
- Baleka Mbete, South African politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa
- Anders Arborelius, Swedish cardinal
- Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)
- Garth Porter, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer
- Stephen Mueller, American painter (d. 2011)
- Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer
- Joe Greene, American football player, coach, and actor
- Lars Emil Johansen, Greenlandic educator and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland
- César Pedroso, Cuban pianist and songwriter
- Pat Pocock, Welsh-English cricketer
- María Teresa Ruiz, Chilean astronomer
- Lou Dobbs, American journalist and author
- Carson Van Osten, American comics creator and musician (d. 2015)
- John Rutter, English composer, conductor, and producer
- Eavan Boland, Irish poet and academic
- Sven-Ole Thorsen, Danish bodybuilder and stuntman
- Victoria Vetri, Playboy's 1967 Miss September & 1968 Playmate of the Year.
- Gerry Marsden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- John Mackey, American football player (d. 2011)
- Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer, and activist (d. 1998)
- Yves Navarre, French author (d. 1994)
- Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (d. 2014)
- Moti Kirschenbaum, Israeli journalist (d. 2015)
- Jacques Vallée, French ufologist
- Steve Douglas, American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (d. 1993)
- Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (d. 2013)
- Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)
- Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer and manager
- John Brunner, English-Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- John Kasmin, English art dealer
- Bernard Nevill, English painter, designer, and academic
- Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
- Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (d. 1994)
- Donald Wrye, American director, screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)
- Raffaele Farina, Italian cardinal
- Mel Taylor, American drummer (d. 1996)
- Miguel Montuori, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1998)
- Walter Wallmann, German politician, Minister-President of Hesse (d. 2013)
- Elizabeth Blackadder, Scottish painter and educator
- Cardiss Collins, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- Brian Glanville, English journalist and author
- Anthony Newley, English singer and actor (d. 1999)
- Mike Parkes, English race car driver (d. 1977)
- Józef Krupiński, Polish poet and author (d. 1998)
- Angelo Muscat, Maltese-English actor (d. 1977)
- Benjamin Romualdez, Filipino politician and diplomat (d. 2012)
- John W. Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2018)
- John Carter, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)
- Arthur Malet, English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)
- Autar Singh Paintal, Indian physiologist and academic (d. 2004)
- Nina Bocharova, Ukrainian gymnast
- Voula Zouboulaki, Egyptian-Greek actress (d. 2015)
- Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001)
- Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)
- Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 2005)
- Ettore Bastianini, Italian actor and singer (d. 1967)
- Bert I. Gordon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
- John Moffatt, English actor and playwright (d. 2012)
- Jim McKay, American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)
- Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)
- Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
- Jan Carew, Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)
- Ovadia Yosef, Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)
- Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model (d. 1997)
- Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)
- Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman and author (d. 2004)
- Esther Eng, Chinese-American film director (d. 1970)
- John Kerr, Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)
- Andrzej Panufnik, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)
- Herb Jeffries, American singer (d. 2014)
- Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (d. 1998)
- Konstantin Chernenko, Russian politician (d. 1985)
- Jean Servais, Belgian-French actor (d. 1976)
- Gerard Antoni Ciołek, Polish historian and architect (d. 1966)
- Ben Oakland, American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)
- Leonard Marsh, Canadian sociologist and academic (d. 1982)
- Józef Nawrot, Polish footballer (d. 1982)
- Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
- Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)
- Alexandra Adler, Austrian neurologist and psychologist (d.2001)
- Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
- William Dobell, Australian painter (d. 1970)
- Howard Florey, Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
- Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (d. 1990)
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1940)
- André Frédéric Cournand, French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
- Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1968)
- Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
- Blind Lemon Jefferson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)
- Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Québec (d. 1956)
- Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)
- A. P. Herbert, English author and playwright (d. 1971)
- Artur Lemba, Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)
- Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
- İsmet İnönü, Turkish general and politician, 2nd President of Turkey (d. 1973)
- Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer and engineer (d. 1953)
- Franklin Clarence Mars, American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)
- Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American high jumper and coach (d. 1951)
- Max Decugis, French tennis player (d. 1978)
- Sarah Knauss, American super-centenarian, oldest verified American person ever (d. 1999)
- Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss author and poet (d. 1947)
- María de las Mercedes Adam de Aróstegui, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1957)
- Jaan Teemant, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (d. 1941)
- Lottie Dod, English tennis player, golfer, and archer (d. 1960)
- Georges Claude, French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)
- Bhikaiji Cama, Indian activist (d. 1936)
- Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer (d. 1933)
- Eugene Foss, American businessman and politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
- Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and author (d. 1905)
- Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)
- Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)
- Mary Ann Browne, British poet and writer of musical scores (d. 1845)
- Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
- Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1862)
- Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor and educator (d. 1875)
- F.L.Æ. Kunzen, German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)
- John Marshall, American captain, jurist, and politician, 4th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1835)
- Horace Walpole, English historian, author, and politician (d. 1797)
- Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)
- Jean-Louis Lully, French composer (d. 1688)
- Johan de Witt, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1672)
- Albrecht von Wallenstein, Bohemian general (d. 1634)
- William Adams, English sailor and navigator (d. 1620)
- Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581)
- Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (d. 1576)
- Georg von Frundsberg, German Knight and landowner (d. 1528)
- Shekha of Amarsar, Rajput chieftain (d. 1488)
- Anne of Cyprus, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1462)
- Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)
- 'Adud al-Dawla, Buyid king (d. 983)
- AD 15
- Vitellius, Roman emperor (d. 69)
Deaths On This Day
- Tommy McDonald, American football player (b. 1934)
- Mel Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1935)
- Vladimir Kuzmichyov, Russian footballer (b. 1979)
- Bill Mollison, Australian researcher, author and biologist (b. 1928)
- Bill Nunn, American actor (b. 1953)
- Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordionist and bandleader (b. 1947)
- Alan Moore, Australian painter and educator (b. 1914)
- Wang Zhongshu, Chinese archaeologist and academic (b. 1925)
- Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, English aristocrat, socialite, and author (b. 1920)
- Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (b. 1941)
- Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1929)
- Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
- Margaret Feilman, Australian architect and urban planner (b. 1921)
- Boris Karvasarsky, Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and author (b. 1931)
- Anthony Lawrence, English-Hong Kong journalist and author (b. 1912)
- Sagadat Nurmagambetov, Kazakh general and politician (b. 1924)
- Paul Oliver, American football player (b. 1984)
- Pierre Adam, French cyclist (b. 1924)
- Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1923)
- Pedro Vázquez Colmenares, Mexican lawyer and politician, Governor of Oaxaca (b. 1934)
- Stephen Mueller, American painter (b. 1947)
- Gennady Yanayev, Russian engineer and politician, Vice President of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
- Nelly Arcan, Canadian author (b. 1975)
- Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (b. 1917)
- Irene Dailey, American actress (b. 1920)
- Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (b. 1918)
- Michael Ferguson, PIRA volunteer, lawyer, and politician (b. 1953)
- Phil Latulippe, Canadian soldier and runner (b. 1909)
- Françoise Sagan, French author and screenwriter (b. 1935)
- Rosalie Allen, American singer and radio host (b. 1924)
- Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
- Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian politician (b. 1953)
- Mike Webster, American football player (b. 1952)
- Jeff Moss, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1942)
- Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
- Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (b. 1932)
- Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)
- Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1913)
- Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (b. 1904)
- Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
- Sarah Churchill, English actress (b. 1914)
- Józef Nawrot, Polish-English footballer (b. 1906)
- Patsy Kelly, American actress and dancer (b. 1910)
- Theodor Luts, Estonian-Brazilian director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1896)
- James Bassett, American journalist and author (b. 1912)
- Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (b. 1897)
- Philip Gbeho, Ghanaian composer and educator (b. 1904)
- Earle Cabell, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1906)
- August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (b. 1887)
- Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (b. 1908)
- Charles Reisner, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)
- Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1863)
- Warren William, American actor (b. 1894)
- Andrew C. McLaughlin, American historian and author (b. 1861)
- William Tritton, British expert in agricultural machinery (b. 1875)
- Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic, co-invented the Geiger counter (b. 1882)
- Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, founded Universal Studios (b. 1867)
- Charles Tatham, American fencer (b. 1854)
- Lev Schnirelmann, Belarusian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
- József Klekl, Slovene priest and journalist (b. 1879)
- Mike Donlin, American baseball player and actor (b. 1878)
- Alice Muriel Williamson, English author (b. 1869)
- William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
- Mahidol Adulyadej, Thai prince (b. 1892)
- Niels Ryberg Finsen, Faroese-Danish physician and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
- Louis Gerhard De Geer, Swedish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1818)
- Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American soldier and composer (b. 1829)
- D. H. Hill, American general and academic (b. 1821)
- Charles Leroux, American balloonist and skydiver (b. 1856)
- William Debenham, English businessman, founded Debenhams (b. 1794)
- Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (b. 1817)
- Pedro I of Brazil (b. 1798)
- Alexander Radishchev, Russian author and critic (b. 1749)
- John Keyse Sherwin, English engraver (b. 1751)
- Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1684)
- Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)
- Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet and author (b. 1642)
- Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse-Eschwege (b. 1617)
- Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1565)
- Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish commander (b. 1560)
- Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1547)
- Túpac Amaru, last of the Incas
- Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1495)
- Albert of Mainz, German cardinal (b. 1490)
- Paracelsus, German-Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist (b. 1493)
- Michael Glinski, Lithuanian prince (b. c. 1470)
- Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1454)
- Eric of Pomerania, King of Norway, Denmark and Sweden (b. 1382)
- Isabeau of Bavaria (b. 1370)
- Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1208)
- Philip of Montfort, Lord of Castres
- Stefan the First-Crowned, Serbian king (b. 1165)
- Robert of Knaresborough (b. 1160)
- Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1118)
- Agnes of Germany (b. 1072)
- Pope Innocent II
- Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
- Hermann of Reichenau, German composer, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1013)
- Gao Pian, general of the Tang Dynasty (b. 821)
- Pepin the Short, Frankish king (b. 714)
- Pope Liberius