On This Day in History: September 26
September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 96 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- HGTV's 'My Lottery Dream Home' Season 5 premiere wins record ratings. The Season 5 premiere of HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home" just scored the series' best Nielsen numbers ever, hauling in 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating among adults 25-54.
- Report: Ohio Lottery should make changes to organization. If Ohio follows the recommendations of a study of the state lottery, changes could be coming, including adding electronic table poker, online gaming, and a greater variety of instant tickets.
- Ontario Lottery scraps privatization plan. The Canadian province of Ontario has scrapped plans to privatize its state-run lottery business.
- California nail technician wins $228M Powerball jackpot. A nail technician who has played the lottery over the years by scraping together nickels and dimes from tips at the salon is now a multi-millionaire several times over.
- Three times lucky for lottery-winning family. The brothers of a Norwegian woman whose pregnancies coincided with three lottery wins are urging her to have more children.
- N.C. Lottery increases prize percentage. Since the North Carolina Lottery started, the percentage of lottery proceeds paid to education has dropped from 35 cents of every dollar sold to 29 cents, even though the total amount going to education has increased every year.
- Prison guard wins $54 million lottery jackpot. She's been homeless, bankrupt, a robbery victim and assaulted on the job -- but radiant Rikers Island prison guard Garina Fearon now has 54 million glorious reasons to start living la dolce vita.
- Woman claims $250,000 just hours before lottery ticket expires. A couple from Mechanicsville, Virginia, presented a winning ticket to Virginia Lottery officials just eight hours before the $250,000 prize would have expired.
- Police: Store clerk conned La. lotto winner out of $800,000. A joint investigation by Louisiana State Police and the state's Lottery Corporation determined on Wednesday that a clerk at a Belle Chasse convenience store conned a jackpot winner out of his ticket and a payoff of $800,000.
- D.C. fines lottery operator $1.4M in ticket scam. GTECH Corp., the operator of many government lotteries worldwide, was fined $1.4 million by the District of Columbia this month over charges that its subcontractors or a partner firm hacked into the district's lottery system and printed winning tickets for themselves two years ago.
- Bill would allow gifts for California lottery workers. Tucked inside California's thick budget package is a bill that allows the state lottery director to spend money on employee gifts, a practice that came under scrutiny after staff members were treated to a $46,336 party last year.
- Lottery winner took a 2nd chance, walked away with $1 million. O.K. Welty III's last-minute lottery decision became a profitable one for his family.
- Scientific Games to close Texas plant. Lottery operator Scientific Games Corp said it plans to close its plant in San Antonio, Texas, citing adequate production capacity in its other plants worldwide, a move that will affect about 350 jobs.
- Oregon waitress gets four years in lottery heist. A 33-year-old Beaverton, Oregon, waitress was sentenced to four years in prison today for robbing a lottery outlet and hitting the clerk over the head with a whiskey bottle.
- Mass. Gov. promises to protect lottery revenue. Seeking to nullify a major complaint about expanded gaming, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick is pledging to protect state Lottery revenues from being ravaged by casinos.
- Tennessee Lottery to hold "Deal Or No Deal" event. One of 26 grand prize finalists will walk away $100,000 richer on Friday as the Tennessee Lottery wraps up its initial version of the instant ticket game, "Deal or No Deal."
- PA Lottery to start Powerball ticket promotion. The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct a "Buy 5 And Get 1 Free" Powerball with Power Play ticket promotion throughout October.
- Powerball Lottery Jackpot Jumps to $148 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $148 million, with a cash option of $73.4 million.
- Single winner for Illinois State Lottery Lotto jackpot. A single player has won the $9.25 million jackpot from the Illinois State Lottery's weekend Lotto game.
- Korean lottery embroiled in scandal. The state-run lottery business in Korea is under investigation over two separate scandals involving charging high commission fees and suspicions that the operator manipulated winning averages to attract customers.
- N.C. lottery commission has full plate, rapid timeline ahead. Led by former Glaxo Inc. chairman Charles Sanders, the North Carolina Lottery board will have to walk a fine line starting games as fast as it can without mistakes that may cost its coffers millions of dollars.
- First N.C. lottery commission in place. The members of the first N.C. State Lottery Commission include Glaxo's former chief executive, the state's hurricane preparedness chief and a political consultant who helped bring a numbers game to South Carolina.
- Oregon Lottery operating costs drop half-million dollars. A report released Thursday by Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury shows a half-million reduction in operating costs for the Oregon Lottery following last year's devastating audit.
- Tenn. lawmaker balks at high lottery pay for vice presidents. A state legislative leader said he hoped that Tennessee's lottery would pay its top officials less than top executives at the Georgia lottery were paid when Rebecca Paul was director there.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$336 Million
Sep 28, 2018
- 2.$267 Million
Sep 26, 2015
- 3.€190 Million
Sep 27, 2019
- 4.$200 Million
Sep 27, 2008
- 4.$200 Million
Sep 26, 2012
- 6.$193 Million
Sep 26, 2018
- 7.€163 Million
Sep 26, 2017
- 8.€130 Million
Sep 26, 2008
- 9.€130 Million
Sep 28, 2007
- 10.€151 Million
Sep 28, 2018
- 11.$173 Million
Sep 27, 2013
- 12.€146.77 Million
Sep 27, 2016
- 13.$150 Million
Sep 26, 2009
- 14.$148 Million
Sep 28, 2005
- 15.€100 Million
Oct 1, 2010
- 16.€100 Million
Sep 28, 2012
- 17.$128 Million
Sep 29, 2004
- 18.$126 Million
Sep 26, 2003
- 19.$96 Million
Sep 27, 2011
- 20.$93 Million
Sep 26, 2014
- 21.$88 Million
Sep 29, 2009
- 22.€65 Million
Sep 27, 2013
- 23.$86 Million
Sep 28, 2004
- 24.€76 Million
Sep 30, 2016
- 25.€58 Million
Sep 29, 2006
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Sep 26, 1995
25 years old
Monday, Sep 26, 1994
26 years old
Saturday, Sep 26, 1981
39 years old
Tuesday, Sep 26, 1978
42 years old
Monday, Sep 26, 1977
43 years old
Saturday, Sep 26, 1970
50 years old
Wednesday, Sep 26, 1956
64 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.
- Typhoon Ketsana hits the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
- Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
- The PBS Kids Channel is shut down and replaced by a joint network with Comcast called Sprout.
- The overcrowded Senegalese ferry, MV Le Joola, capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.
- Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
- The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.
- A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan airport, killing 234.
- An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
- The United Kingdom and China agree to a transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, to take place in 1997.
- Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
- Australia II wins the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the race.
- Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
- At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people die and 211 are injured.
- Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
- Abbey Road, the last recorded album by the Beatles, is released.
- In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
- Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.
- The Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan, killing 1,172.
- Rationing of sugar in the United Kingdom ends
- Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.
- Holocaust: Senior SS official August Frank issues a memorandum detailing how Jews should be "evacuated".
- Spanish Civil War: Lluis Companys reshuffles the Generalitat de Catalunya, with the marxist POUM and anarcho-syndicalist CNT joining the government.
- The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.
- As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.
- The German government accepts the occupation of the Ruhr.
- World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive began which would last until the total surrender of German forces.
- World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
- The United States Federal Trade Commission is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
- Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.
- Four months after the 1907 Imperial Conference, New Zealand and Newfoundland are promoted from colonies to dominions within the British Empire.
- Albert Einstein publishes the third of his Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the special theory of relativity.
- A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates, and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
- War of the 2nd Coalition: Franco-Swiss troops defeat Austro-Russian forces, leading to the collapse of Suvorov's campaign.
- George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson the first United States Secretary of State.
- American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.
- The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
- Morean War: The Parthenon in Athens, used as a gunpowder depot by the Ottoman garrison, is partially destroyed after being bombarded during the Siege of the Acropolis by Venetian forces.
- Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
- Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Spanish, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera.
- Serbian-Turkish wars: Ottoman Turks fought against a Serbian army at the Battle of Maritsa.
- Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.
- The Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.
- William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.
- Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
- 46 BC
- Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to Venus Genetrix, fulfilling a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus.
Births On This Day
- Princess Salma bint Abdullah, Jordanian princess
- Miloš Veljković, Serbian footballer
- Lucas Gafarot, Spanish footballer
- Jack Conger, American swimmer
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, American basketball player
- Yoo Ara, South Korean singer and actress
- Dan Preston, English footballer
- Alma Jodorowsky, French actress, fashion model and singer
- Réka Demeter, Hungarian football defender
- Chinami Suzuki, Japanese model, television host, and actress
- Jonny Bairstow, English and Yorkshire Wicketkeeper/Batsman
- James Blake, English singer-songwriter and producer
- Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater
- Rosanna Munter, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Vladimir Niculescu, Romanian professional football player
- Cyril Gautier, French road bicycle racer
- Sean Doolittle, American baseball player
- Nev Schulman, American photographer, television host, and producer
- D'Qwell Jackson, American football player
- Archimede Morleo, Italian footballer
- Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
- Rob Burrow, English rugby player
- Simon Picone, Italian rugby player
- John Scott, Canadian ice hockey player
- Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentinian footballer
- Jon Richardson, English comedian and radio host
- Yao Beina, Chinese singer (d. 2015)
- Christina Milian, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
- Kanako Urai, Japanese professional wrestler
- Serena Williams, American tennis player
- Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
- Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player
- Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
- Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
- Jon Harley, English footballer
- Simon Kirch, German sprinter
- Naomichi Marufuji, Japanese wrestler
- Fuifui Moimoi, Tongan-New Zealand rugby league player
- Cameron Mooney, Australian footballer
- Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast
- Taavi Rõivas, Estonian politician, 16th Prime Minister of Estonia
- Jacob Tierney, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
- Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan runner
- Kerem Özyeğen, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Aka Plu, Japanese comedian and actor
- Michael Ballack, German footballer
- Sami Vänskä, Finnish bass player
- Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer and violinist
- Jake Paltrow, American director and screenwriter
- Chiara Schoras, German actress
- Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
- Gary Hall Jr., American swimmer
- Martin Müürsepp, Estonian basketball player and coach
- Marty Casey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Julienne Davis, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Chris Small, Scottish snooker player and coach
- Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
- Ras Kass, American rapper and producer
- Beto O'Rourke, American politician
- Shawn Stockman, American singer
- Daryl Beattie, Australian motorcycle rider
- Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress and fashion designer
- David Parland, Swedish guitarist (d. 2013)
- Andy Petterson, Australian footballer and coach
- David Slade, English director and producer
- Holger Stanislawski, German footballer and manager
- Paul Warhurst, English footballer and manager
- Jim Caviezel, American actor
- Bruno Akrapović, Bosnian footballer and manager
- Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
- Craig Janney, American ice hockey player
- Dean Butterworth, English-American drummer
- Christos Dantis, Greek singer-songwriter and producer
- Shane Dye, New Zealand jockey
- Craig Heyward, American football player (d. 2006)
- Jillian Barberie, Canadian actress and sportscaster
- Radisav Ćurčić, Serbian-Israeli basketball player
- Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian businessman and politician, 5th President of Ukraine
- Nicki French, English singer and actress
- Dave Martinez, American baseball player and coach
- John Tempesta, American drummer
- Lysette Anthony, English actress and producer
- Joe Nemechek, American race car driver
- Melissa Sue Anderson, American-Canadian actress
- Peter Foster, Australian criminal
- Mark Haddon, English author and poet
- Steve Moneghetti, Australian runner
- Al Pitrelli, American guitarist and songwriter
- Tracey Thorn, English singer-songwriter and writer
- Jacky Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor, and television host
- Cindy Herron, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Marianne Mikko, Estonian journalist and politician
- Will Self, English novelist and journalist
- Uwe Bein, German footballer and manager
- Jouke de Vries, Dutch academic and politician
- Doug Supernaw, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Andrew Bolt, Australian journalist
- Trevor Dodds, Namibian golfer
- Rich Gedman, American baseball player and coach
- Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (d. 2007)
- Rudi Cerne, German figure skater and journalist
- Darby Crash, American singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
- Robert Kagan, Greek-American historian and author
- Kenny Sansom, English footballer
- Richard B. Weldon Jr., American sailor and politician
- Bob Staake, American author and illustrator
- Klaus Augenthaler, German footballer and manager
- Michael Dweck, American photographer and director
- Steve Butler, American race car driver and engineer
- Linda Hamilton, American actress
- Craig Chaquico, American guitarist
- Kevin Kennedy, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
- Cesar Rosas, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dolores Keane, Irish singer and actress
- Douglas A. Melton, American biologist and academic
- Paul Stephenson, English police officer
- Tommy Taylor, English footballer and manager
- Stuart Tosh, Scottish singer-songwriter and drummer
- Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2020)
- Clodoaldo, Brazilian footballer and manager
- Wendy Saddington, Australian singer and journalist (d. 2013)
- Jane Smiley, American novelist
- Minette Walters, English journalist and author
- Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress
- Lynn Anderson, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
- Philippe Lavil, French singer and actor
- Dick Roth, American swimmer
- Andrea Dworkin, American activist and author (d. 2005)
- John MacLachlan Gray, Canadian actor, playwright, and composer
- Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
- Louise Simonson, American author
- Claudette Werleigh, Haitian Prime Minister
- Louise Beaudoin, Canadian academic and politician
- Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
- Bryan Ferry, English singer-songwriter
- Jan Brewer, American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona
- Keith O'Nions, English geologist and academic
- Anne Robinson, English journalist and game show host
- Ian Chappell, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- Tim Schenken, Australian race car driver
- Kent McCord, American actor
- Gloria E. Anzaldúa, American scholar of Chicana cultural theory (d. 2004)
- Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
- Martine Beswick, Jamaican-English model and actress
- David Frizzell, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and screenwriter
- Lucette Aldous, New Zealand-Australian ballerina and educator
- Lars-Jacob Krogh, Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)
- Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)
- Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and agent (d. 2015)
- Leroy Drumm, American sailor and songwriter (d. 2010)
- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African academic and politician, 8th First Lady of South Africa (d. 2018)
- Bob Barber, English cricketer
- Lou Myers, American actor (d. 2013)
- Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (d. 2007)
- Neil Coles, English golfer and architect
- Manmohan Singh, Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India
- Donna Douglas, American actress (d. 2015)
- Joyce Jameson, American actress (d. 1987)
- Vladimir Voinovich, Russian author and poet (d. 2018)
- Kenneth Parnell, American sex offender (d. 2008)
- Philip Bosco, American actor (d. 2018)
- Joe Brown, English mountaineer and author (d. 2020)
- Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor (d. 2019)
- Wilford White, American football player (d. 2013)
- Robert Cade, American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)
- Patrick O'Neal, American actor (d. 1994)
- Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2010)
- Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
- Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)
- Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)
- Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)
- Jean Hoerni, Swiss physicist, inventor and businessman (d. 1997)
- Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
- Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths, English cricketer, lawyer, and judge (d. 2015)
- James Hennessy, English businessman and diplomat
- Takis Miliadis, Greek actor (d. 1985)
- Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (d. 2014)
- Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)
- Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)
- Eric Morley, English businessman and television host, founded the Miss World (d. 2000)
- Réal Caouette, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)
- Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese-French philosopher and theorist (d. 1993)
- Achille Compagnoni, Italian skier and mountaineer (d. 2009)
- Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)
- Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (d. 1998)
- Al Helfer, American sportscaster (d. 1975)
- Bill France, Sr., American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)
- A. P. Hamann, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)
- Anthony Blunt, English historian and spy (d. 1983)
- Shug Fisher, American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and comedian (d. 1984)
- Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
- Millito Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2011)
- Karl Rappan, Austrian footballer and coach (d. 1996)
- George Raft, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)
- Ted Weems, American bandleader and musician (d. 1963)
- Suzanne Belperron, French jewelry designer (d. 1983)
- George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)
- Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)
- Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)
- Jürgen Stroop, German general (d. 1952)
- Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)
- Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)
- William McKell, Australian politician, 12th Governor General of Australia (d. 1985)
- Charles Münch, French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)
- Hans Reichenbach, German philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1953)
- Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (d. 1959)
- Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (d. 1946)
- Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)
- J. Frank Dobie, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
- T. S. Eliot, English poet, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
- Edwin Keppel Bennett, English author and poet (d. 1958)
- Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)
- Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)
- Archibald Hill, English physiologist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)
- Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1951)
- Walter Steinbeck, German actor (d. 1942)
- Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (d. 1963)
- Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1962)
- Bertha De Vriese, Belgian physician (d. 1958)
- Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)
- Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)
- Edmund Gwenn, English-American actor (d. 1959)
- Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)
- Wacław Berent, Polish author and translator (d. 1940)
- Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)
- Christian X of Denmark (d. 1947)
- Komitas, Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)
- Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford (d. 1937)
- Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
- Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1931)
- Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (d. 1912)
- Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (d. 1923)
- Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)
- William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand explorer and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)
- Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (d. 1824)
- Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke, English politician and literary figure (d. 1858)
- Johnny Appleseed, American gardener and environmentalist (d. 1845)
- Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835)
- Cosme Argerich, Argentinian physician (d. 1820)
- Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, English admiral (d. 1810)
- Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)
- William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire (d. 1755)
- George William, Duke of Liegnitz (d. 1675)
- Francis Daniel Pastorius, founder of Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 1720)
- Nehemiah Grew, English plant anatomist and physiologist (d. 1712)
- Sébastien Leclerc, French painter (d. 1714)
- Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1569)
- Engelbert, Count of Nevers, younger son of John I, Duke of Cleves (d. 1506)
- Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)
- Anne of Bavaria, German queen consort (d. 1353)
- Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Arab caliph (d. 975)
Deaths On This Day
- Jacques Chirac, French politician and President of France (b. 1932)
- Eudóxia Maria Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist (b. 1928)
- Sidney Phillips, American soldier, physician, and author (b. 1924)
- Ana Seneviratne, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1927)
- Jim Boeke, American football player and coach (b. 1938)
- Sam Hall, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
- Gerald Neugebauer, American astronomer and physicist (b. 1932)
- Tamir Sapir, Georgian-American businessman (b. 1946)
- Azizan Abdul Razak, Malaysian politician, 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (b. 1944)
- Seánie Duggan, Irish hurler (b. 1922)
- Mario Montez, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1935)
- Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor and director (b. 1929)
- M'el Dowd, American actress and singer (b. 1933)
- Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (b. 1927)
- Eugene Genovese, American historian and author (b. 1930)
- Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (b. 1929)
- Bob Cassilly, American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)
- Terry Newton, English rugby player (b. 1978)
- Gloria Stuart, American actress (b. 1910)
- Marc Moulin, Belgian keyboard player, producer, and journalist (b. 1942)
- Paul Newman, American actor, director, producer, and businessman (b. 1925)
- Bill Wirtz, American businessman (b. 1929)
- Byron Nelson, American golfer and coach (b. 1912)
- Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American wartime propaganda broadcaster (b. 1916)
- Helen Cresswell, English author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
- Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (b. 1969)
- Shawn Lane, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1963)
- Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
- Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
- Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1937)
- Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
- Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
- Nicu Ceaușescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)
- Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
- Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (b. 1919)
- Hiram Abas, Turkish intelligence officer (b. 1932)
- Alberto Moravia, Italian author and critic (b. 1907)
- Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)
- Branko Zebec, Yugoslav football player and coach (b. 1929)
- Ramang, Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1928)
- Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, journalist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)
- Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
- John Facenda, American sportscaster (b. 1913)
- Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (b. 1902)
- Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (b. 1910)
- Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
- Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)
- Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
- Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (b. 1891)
- Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923)
- Anna Magnani, Italian actress and singer (b. 1908)
- Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)
- Ben Shlomo Lipman-Heilprin, Polish-Israeli neurologist and physician (b. 1902)
- Daniel Johnson Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (b. 1915)
- Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (b. 1918)
- James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (b. 1898)
- S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1899)
- Leslie Morshead, Australian general (b. 1889)
- Teodor Ussisoo, Estonian furniture designer and educator (b. 1878)
- Arthur Powell Davies, American minister and author (b. 1902)
- Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
- Xu Beihong, Chinese painter and educator (b. 1895)
- George Santayana, Spanish philosopher, novelist, and poet (b. 1863)
- Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (b. 1885)
- Hugh Lofting, English-American author and poet (b. 1886)
- William Strunk Jr., American author and educator (b. 1869)
- Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1881)
- Henri Fertet, French Resistance fighter (b. 1926)
- Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1894)
- Andy Adams, American author (b. 1859)
- Iván Persa, Slovene-Hungarian priest and author (b. 1861)
- Charles Wade, Australian politician, 17th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1863)
- Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese author and academic (b. 1850)
- John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1848)
- Levi Strauss, German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)
- Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
- August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
- Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)
- Jurij Vega, Slovene mathematician and physicist (b. 1754)
- William Billings, American composer and educator (b. 1746)
- Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)
- Antoine Parent, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1666)
- Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1554)
- Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (b. 1540)
- Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
- Claude Le Jeune, French composer (b. 1530)
- Amias Paulet, Governor of Jersey (b. 1532)
- Didier de Saint-Jaille, 46th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller
- Juan de Torquemada, Spanish cardinal and theologian (b. 1388)
- Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (b. 1360)
- Stephen III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1337)
- Jovan Uglješa, Serbian despot
- William II, Count of Hainaut
- Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar and philosopher of Harran (b. 1263)
- Cecco d'Ascoli, Italian encyclopaedist, physician and poet (b. 1257)
- Gottfried von Hagenau, Alsatian theologian, medical doctor, and poet
- Margaret, Maid of Norway Queen of Scotland (b. 1283)
- Fujiwara no Teika, Japanese poet
- Musa ibn Musa ibn Qasi, Muslim military leader (b. c. 790)
- Berowulf, bishop of Würzburg