On This Day in History: September 27
September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 95 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Lottery millionaire still lives in a trailer in Maine. A Maine man became a millionaire with two lottery wins in just four months — but still lives in a beat-up old trailer.
- Korean War veteran wins lottery five times in one drawing. A Korean War veteran from North Carolina won the lottery five times — on one ticket.
- Texas Lottery sets new $5.077 billion sales record. Even without the benefit of a record-setting jackpot like 2016's $1.6 billion Powerball prize, the Texas Lottery achieved $5.077 billion in sales for fiscal year 2017, breaking the sales record it set just last fiscal year and resulting in a total contribution of $1.334 billion to Texas schools and veterans.
- Iowa Lottery exposed Social Security numbers of nearly 3,000 winners. The Iowa Lottery said in a release Tuesday that the organization inadvertently released the Social Security numbers of some of its prize winners from calendar year 2011.
- Winning NC lottery ticket set to expire. A winning lottery ticket purchased in North Carolina worth $25,000 a year for life is set to expire next week.
- Vermont Lottery Director resigns. The Vermont Lottery Commission (VLC) announced today the resignation of Executive Director, Greg Smith, effective October 14th.
- $301 MILLION: Huge Powerball jackpot on tap for this week. This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in more than seven months.
- Lottery winner sues advisors for poor policies. A big Mega Millions jackpot winner feels he got some very bad financial advice, and has taken his advisors to court for damages.
- Keno on track for arrival in Connecticut by next summer. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. on Thursday approved a seven-year contract that could bring keno gambling to the state by early next summer.
- Oregon radio station behind mystery cash prizes in grocery stores. The mystery surrounding a series of $100 bills recently tucked into items at grocery stores in Oregon has been solved.
- Dallas Cowboys continue partnership with Texas Lottery. Texas Lottery players and Dallas Cowboys fans have one more reason to celebrate football season with the latest version of the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game.
- $202M Powerball ticket sold at suburban Des Moines convenience store. A winning $202 million Powerball ticket was purchased at an Iowa convenience store in the suburban Des Moines city of Bondurant, but nobody had claimed it by midday Thursday.
- Florida Walmart stores to sell lottery tickets. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has agreed to end its long-standing refusal to sell lottery tickets in its U.S. stores after reaching a deal with the Florida Lottery.
- Wisconsin Lottery to hold Green Bay Packers raffle. Fans buying tickets in this year's Green Bay Packers Wisconsin Lottery game will take home a raffle entry rather than a scratch-off ticket.
- Lottery scams dupe thousands. Dick Long fought in the Philippines under MacArthur. Lillie Long taught first-graders for nearly three decades. Now, every time they go to the mailbox and just about every time they pick up the phone, they're being scammed.
- Woman plays numbers from TV show about lottery winners - and wins. A New Mexico woman -- and many other players from other states -- played numbers broadcast on a TV show about lottery winners and won a $20,000 Powerball prize.
- Lottery addict screams at judge, 'prison won't help'. A sobbing lottery addict convicted of stealing $2.3 million from her employer to fund her habit screamed at the judge that prison won't cure her.
- N.C. Lottery fraud trial: E-mail disclosure has witness in tears. An office manager for former state lottery commissioner Kevin L. Geddings broke down in tears on the witness stand Tuesday when she was asked to read for jurors an e-mail message that Geddings had sent her last year.
- N.C. lottery fraud trial puts S.C. Lottery under microscope. The federal trial of Kevin L. Geddings is probing as deeply into his pro-lottery work in South Carolina as it is into his activities leading up to his appointment last year to North Carolina's lottery commission.
- Online gambling bill stuck, but it's not over yet. Efforts to win congressional passage of a bill to ban most forms of Internet gambling by tacking it onto a must-pass bill hit a roadblock Tuesday, but aides said Republican backers are exploring other ways to make it law.
- Number of lottery scams soars. Lottery scams are on the rise again, as con artists broaden their focus beyond their typical elderly targets, and swindle more than $100,000 in some cases.
- Texas Lottery hits new sales record. Officials with the Texas Lottery Commission took a gamble on scratch-off games a few years ago and, according to the latest figures, the bet's paid off: The agency's overall ticket sales rose to $3.77 billion in fiscal 2006, the highest total in the agency's history, with most of the increase coming from the games that provide immediate gratification.
- Powerball jackpot soars to $128 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $128 million with a cash option value of $70.7 million -- the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
- Ohio lottery player cries foul over scratch ticket. The Ohio Lottery is refusing to pay a $2,000 prize to a player who insists his straight poker hand beats the dealer's three of a kind.
- Broke lottery winner turned to theft. A lottery winner who stole more than £10,000 in an effort to buy back her popularity has been jailed for 12 months.
- N.C. Governor changes tactics in push for lottery. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley has mentioned the lottery more and more often during the election season, but not in the insistent tone in which he demanded one in his State of the State address nearly two years ago.
- Dark clouds over Florida hold silver lining for one lottery winner. Someone who bought a Florida Lotto ticket in New Port Richey can claim a jackpot worth an estimated $11 million.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$336 Million
Sep 28, 2018
- 2.$310.5 Million
Sep 30, 2015
- 3.$213 Million
Sep 29, 2018
- 4.€177 Million
Sep 29, 2017
- 5.€190 Million
Sep 27, 2019
- 6.$200 Million
Sep 27, 2008
- 7.€130 Million
Sep 28, 2007
- 8.€151 Million
Sep 28, 2018
- 9.$173 Million
Sep 27, 2013
- 10.$170 Million
Sep 30, 2009
- 11.€146.77 Million
Sep 27, 2016
- 12.$150 Million
Sep 30, 2003
- 13.$148 Million
Sep 28, 2005
- 14.€100 Million
Oct 1, 2010
- 15.€100 Million
Sep 28, 2012
- 16.$128 Million
Sep 29, 2004
- 17.$105 Million
Sep 30, 2014
- 18.$96 Million
Sep 27, 2011
- 19.$88 Million
Sep 29, 2009
- 20.€65 Million
Sep 27, 2013
- 21.$86 Million
Sep 28, 2004
- 22.€76 Million
Sep 30, 2016
- 23.€58 Million
Sep 29, 2006
- 24.$66 Million
Sep 27, 2017
- 25.$61 Million
Sep 30, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Thursday, Sep 27, 1979
41 years old
Tuesday, Sep 27, 1977
43 years old
Tuesday, Sep 27, 1977
43 years old
Monday, Sep 27, 1976
44 years old
Thursday, Sep 27, 1973
47 years old
Sunday, Sep 27, 1970
50 years old
Saturday, Sep 27, 1969
51 years old
Tuesday, Sep 27, 1966
54 years old
Monday, Sep 27, 1965
55 years old
Monday, Sep 27, 1965
55 years old
Saturday, Sep 27, 1958
62 years old
Tuesday, Sep 27, 1955
65 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Over two million people participated in worldwide strikes to protest climate change across 2,400 locations worldwide.
- The eruption of Mount Ontake in Japan occurs.
- In Minneapolis, a gunman shoots seven citizens, killing five and then himself.
- CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk.
- NASA launches the Dawn probe to the asteroid belt.
- The SMART-1 satellite is launched.
- In Switzerland, a gunman shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.
- The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday.
- The Battle of Kabul ends in a Taliban victory, who establish the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
- Confusion on a tanker ship results in the Julie N. oil spill in Portland, Maine.
- The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
- The National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and others to fight dictatorship in Myanmar.
- Richard Stallman announces the GNU Project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
- Japan Airlines Flight 715 crashes on approach to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Malaysia, killing 34 of the 79 people on board.
- The last use of capital punishment in Spain sparks worldwide protests.
- The British TSR-2 aircraft XR219 makes its maiden flight.
- The Yemen Arab Republic is established.
- Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Typhoon Vera kills nearly 5,000 people in Japan.
- USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first person to exceed Mach 3. Shortly thereafter, the Bell X-2 goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.
- Zeng Liansong's design is chosen as the flag of the People's Republic of China.
- The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.
- Last day of the Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marines barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces.
- The Greek National Liberation Front is established with Georgios Siantos as acting leader.
- The SS Patrick Henry is launched, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.
- World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
- The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth is launched in Glasgow.
- Bobby Jones wins the (pre-Masters) Grand Slam of golf.
- The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
- King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, George II.
- Iyasu V is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zewditu.
- Production of the Model T automobile begins at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit.
- The Wreck of the Old 97, an American rail disaster that became the subject of a popular ballad.
- The merchant sailing ship Ellen Southard is wrecked in a storm at Liverpool.
- The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board.
- The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened.
- Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone.
- The National Assembly votes to award full citizenship to Jews in France.
- American Revolution: Lancaster, Pennsylvania becomes the capital of the United States for one day after Congress evacuates Philadelphia.
- The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year-long Siege of Candia.
- The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
- Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
- The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.
- The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.
- After the brief Gollub War, the Teutonic Knights sign the Treaty of Melno with Poland and Lithuania
- The Battle of Płowce between the Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
- William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme river, beginning the Norman conquest of England.
Births On This Day
- Jenna Ortega, American actress
- David Malukas, American racing driver
- Ioana Mincă, Romanian tennis player
- Dylan Walker, Australian rugby league player
- Lisandro Magallán, Argentinian footballer
- Monica Puig, Puerto Rican-American tennis player
- Vinnie Sunseri, American football player
- Lachlan Burr, Australian rugby league player
- Luc Castaignos, Dutch footballer
- Pak Kwang-ryong, North Korean footballer
- Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Irish singer-songwriter and actor
- Gabriel Vasconcelos Ferreira, Brazilian footballer
- Granit Xhaka, Swiss footballer
- Ousmane Barry, Guinean footballer
- Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player
- Anete Paulus, Estonian footballer
- Rio Uchida, Japanese model and actress
- Park Tae-hwan, South Korean swimmer
- Lisa Ryzih, German pole vaulter
- Ádám Bogdán, Hungarian footballer
- Austin Carlile, American singer-songwriter
- Vanessa James, French figure skater
- Olga Puchkova, Russian tennis player
- Vin Mazzaro, American baseball player
- Matt Shoemaker American baseball player
- Ricardo Risatti, Argentinian race car driver
- Massimo Bertocchi, Canadian decathlete
- Daniel Pudil, Czech footballer
- Ibrahim Touré, Ivorian footballer (d. 2014)
- Paul Bevan, Australian footballer
- Davide Capello, Italian footballer
- John Lannan, American baseball player
- Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
- Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (d. 2011)
- Jeon Hye-bin, South Korean actress and singer
- Jon McLaughlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Markus Rosenberg, Swedish footballer
- Lil Wayne, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
- Sophie Crumb, American author and illustrator
- Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
- Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
- Asashōryū Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 68th Yokozuna
- Ehron VonAllen, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Jon Garland, American baseball player
- Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model
- Christian Jones, Australian race car driver
- Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league player
- Brad Arnold, American rock singer-songwriter
- Jon Rauch, American baseball player
- Mihaela Ursuleasa, Romanian pianist (d. 2012)
- Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower
- Matt Harding, American video game designer and dancer
- Jason Phillips, American baseball player and coach
- Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
- Carrie Brownstein, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- Vratislav Lokvenc, Czech footballer
- Stanislav Pozdnyakov, Russian fencer
- Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player and coach
- Clara Hughes, Canadian cyclist and speed skater
- Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress, blogger, and businesswoman
- Craig L. Rice, American politician
- Horacio Sandoval, Mexican illustrator
- Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese chess player and author
- Tamara Taylor, Canadian actress
- Mari Kiviniemi, Finnish politician, 41st Prime Minister of Finland
- Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian footballer
- Don Jamieson, American comedian and television host
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz, American politician
- Stephanie Wilson, American engineer and astronaut
- Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer-songwriter and rapper
- Steve Kerr, American basketball player, coach and sportscaster
- Bernard Lord, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Premier of New Brunswick
- Peter MacKay, Canadian lawyer and politician, 50th Canadian Minister of Justice
- Alexis Stewart, American radio and television host
- Predrag Brzaković, Serbian footballer (d. 2012)
- Tracy Camp, American computer scientist and academic
- Johnny du Plooy, South African boxer (d. 2013)
- Stephan Jenkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Marc Maron, American comedian, actor, and radio host
- Gavin Larsen, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
- Jean-Marc Barr, German-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Beth Heiden, American speed skater and cyclist
- Shaun Cassidy, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter
- Irvine Welsh, Scottish author and playwright
- Bill Athey, English cricketer, footballer, and coach
- Peter Sellars, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- Steve Archibald, Scottish footballer and manager
- Ray Hadley, Australian radio host and sportscaster
- Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Russian violinist and conductor
- Larry Wall, American computer programmer and author
- Diane Abbott, English journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
- Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian guru and saint
- Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer and manager
- Greg Ham, Australian keyboard player, saxophonist and songwriter (d. 2012)
- Katie Fforde, English author
- Dumitru Prunariu, Romanian pilot, engineer, and astronaut
- Paul Craig, English author and academic
- Geoff Gallop, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Western Australia
- Michel Rivard, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jim Shooter, American author and illustrator
- David Starobin, American guitarist, producer, and director
- Steve Soper, English race car driver
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japanese-American actor and martial artist
- Graham Richardson, Australian journalist and politician, 39th Australian Minister for Health
- Mike Schmidt, American baseball player and coach
- Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2020)
- Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor, director, and producer
- Les Chapman, English footballer and manager
- Duncan Fletcher, Rhodesian-Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
- Dick Advocaat, Dutch football manager and former player
- Richard Court, Australian politician, 26th Premier of Western Australia
- Barbara Dickson, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
- Denis Lawson, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter
- Meat Loaf, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- Nicos Anastasiades, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 7th President of Cyprus
- T. C. Cannon, American painter and sculptor (d. 1978)
- Jack Goldstein, Canadian-American painter (d. 2003)
- Bob Spiers, Scottish-English director and producer (d. 2008)
- Ian Garnett, English admiral
- Angélica María, American-born Mexican singer-songwriter and actress
- Gary Sutherland, American baseball player and scout
- Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
- Randy Bachman, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dith Pran, Cambodian photographer and journalist (d. 2008)
- Alvin Stardust, English singer and actor (d. 2014)
- Peter Bonetti, English footballer and coach (d. 2020)
- Serge Ménard, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Don Nix, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
- Josephine Barstow, English soprano and actress
- Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
- Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer and author
- Carol Lynn Pearson, American author, poet, and playwright
- Kathy Whitworth, American golfer
- Jean-Loup Dabadie, French journalist, songwriter, and screenwriter (d. 2020)
- Vasyl Durdynets, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 8th Prime Minister of Ukraine
- Don Cornelius, American television host and producer (d. 2012)
- Gordon Honeycombe, English actor, playwright, and author (d. 2015)
- Wilford Brimley, American actor (d. 2020)
- Claude Jarman, Jr., American actor and producer
- Dick Schaap, American sportscaster and author (d. 2001)
- Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist and neuroscientist (d. 2007)
- Greg Morris, American actor (d. 1996)
- Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
- Michael Colvin, English captain and politician (d. 2000)
- Gabriel Loubier, Canadian politician
- Oliver E. Williamson, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2020)
- Marcia Neugebauer, American geophysicist
- Freddy Quinn, Austrian singer, guitarist, and actor
- Paul Reichmann, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Olympia and York (d. 2013)
- Calvin Jones, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2004)
- Bruno Junk, Estonian race walker (d. 1995)
- Barbara Murray, English actress (d. 2014)
- Margaret Rule, English archaeologist and historian (d. 2015)
- Chrysostomos I of Cyprus (d. 2007)
- Red Rodney, American trumpet player (d. 1994)
- Romano Scarpa, Italian author and illustrator (d. 2005)
- Sada Thompson, American actress (d. 2011)
- Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)
- Robert Edwards, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- George Gladir, American author (d. 2013)
- Ernest Becker, American-Canadian anthropologist, author, and academic (d. 1974)
- Bud Powell, American pianist and composer (d. 1966)
- Fred Singer, Austrian-American physicist and academic (d. 2020)
- Josef Škvorecký, Czech-Canadian author and publisher (d. 2012)
- Sammy Benskin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1992)
- Arthur Penn, American director and producer (d. 2010)
- Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian director and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter and producer, co-founded Amicus Productions (d. 1991)
- Bernard Waber, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)
- Jayne Meadows, American actress and author (d. 2015)
- Charles H. Percy, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2011)
- James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)
- Martin Ryle, English astronomer and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
- Malcolm Shepherd, 2nd Baron Shepherd (d. 2001)
- Konstantin Gerchik, Soviet military leader (1958-1961)
- Louis Auchincloss, American novelist and essayist (d. 2010)
- Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor (d. 2009)
- William T. Orr, American actor and producer (d. 2002)
- Benjamin Rubin, American microbiologist (d. 2010)
- S. Yizhar, Israeli academic and politician (d. 2006)
- Albert Ellis, American psychologist and author (d. 2007)
- Marcey Jacobson, American-Mexican photographer (d. 2009)
- Bernard Miles, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)
- William Empson, English poet and critic (d. 1984)
- Jim Thompson, American author and screenwriter (d. 1977)
- Sergei Varshavsky, Russian art collector and author (d. 1980)
- Conrad Heidkamp, German footballer and manager (d. 1994)
- Edvard Kocbek, Slovenian poet and politician (d. 1981)
- Vincent Youmans, American composer and producer (d. 1946)
- Gilbert Ashton, English cricketer (d. 1981)
- Sam Ervin, American soldier and politician (d. 1985)
- Woolf Barnato, English race car driver and financier (d. 1948)
- Lothar von Richthofen, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1922)
- George Bambridge, English diplomat (d. 1943)
- Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)
- Charles Benjamin Howard, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1964)
- Dorothy Greenhough-Smith, English figure skater and tennis player (d. 1965)
- Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1934)
- Frederick Schule, American hurdler and coach (d. 1962)
- Cyril Scott, English poet and composer (d. 1970)
- Grazia Deledda, Italian novelist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
- Eurosia Fabris, Italian saint (d. 1932)
- Andrej Hlinka, Slovak priest and politician (d. 1938)
- Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, American poet and author (d. 1933)
- Gaston Tarry, French mathematician and academic (d. 1913)
- Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist and petrographer (d. 1903)
- Alfred Thayer Mahan, American captain and historian (d. 1914)
- Thomas Nast, German-American cartoonist (d. 1902)
- Lawrence Sullivan Ross, American general and politician, 19th Governor of Texas (d. 1898)
- William Babcock Hazen, American general (d. 1887)
- William "Bull" Nelson, American general (d. 1862)
- Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Swiss philosopher, poet, and critic (d. 1881)
- Hermann Kolbe, German chemist and academic (d. 1884)
- George Müller, German-English evangelist and missionary, founded the Ashley Down Orphanage (d. 1898)
- Samuel Francis Du Pont, American admiral (d. 1865)
- Agustín de Iturbide, Mexican royalist turned insurgent; first emperor of Mexico (d. 1824)
- Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson who had twelve children (d. 1836)
- Antoine Philippe de La Trémoille, French general (d. 1794)
- Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock, Irish politician (d. 1767)
- Michael Denis, Austrian lepidopterist, author, and poet (d. 1800)
- Samuel Adams, American philosopher and politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1803)
- Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician and epigrammatist (d. 1800)
- Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, Italian bishop and saint (d. 1787)
- Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1754)
- Sofia Alekseyevna of Russia (d. 1704)
- Solomon Stoddard, American pastor and librarian (d. 1729)
- Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and theologian (d. 1704)
- Louis XIII of France (d. 1643)
- Robert Blake, English admiral (d. 1657)
- Flaminio Scala, Italian playwright and stage actor (d. 1624)
- Takenaka Shigeharu, Japanese samurai (d. 1579)
- Stefan Batory, King of Poland (d. 1586)
- Guillaume Rondelet, French physician (d. 1566)
- Hieronymus Łaski, Polish diplomat (d. 1542)
- John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (d. 1491)
- Stanisław Kazimierczyk, Polish canon regular and saint (d. 1489)
- Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464)
- Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine (d. 1327)
- John II, Duke of Brabant (d. 1312)
- Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, King of Bohemia and Poland (d. 1305)
- Ermentrude of Orléans, Queen of the Franks (probable year; d. 869)
- Ninmyō, Japanese emperor (d. 850)
Deaths On This Day
- Kavita Mahajan, Indian author and translator (b.1967)
- Michael Payton, American football quarterback (b.1970)
- Manoharsinhji Pradyumansinhji, Indian nobleman and politician
- Hugh Hefner, American publisher, founder of Playboy Enterprises (b. 1926)
- David Hahn, American Boy Scout famous for attempting to build a nuclear reactor in a shed in his backyard (b. 1976)
- Syed Ahmed, Indian author and politician, 16th Governor of Manipur (b. 1945)
- Wilton Felder, American saxophonist and bass player (b. 1940)
- Pietro Ingrao, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1915)
- Denise Lor, American singer and actress (b. 1929)
- Kallen Pokkudan, Indian activist and author (b. 1937)
- Frank Tyson, English-Australian cricketer, coach, and journalist (b. 1930)
- Gaby Aghion, French fashion designer, founded Chloé (b. 1921)
- Eugie Foster, American journalist and author (b. 1971)
- Taylor Hardwick, American architect and educator, designed Haydon Burns Library and Friendship Fountain Park (b. 1925)
- Wally Hergesheimer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
- Abdelmajid Lakhal, Tunisian actor and director (b. 1939)
- James Traficant, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
- Gates Brown, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
- Oscar Castro-Neves, Brazilian-American guitarist, composer, and conductor (b. 1940)
- Elvin R. Heiberg III, American general and engineer (b. 1932)
- Tuncel Kurtiz, Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- A. C. Lyles, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
- Albert Naughton, English rugby player (b. 1929)
- Eddie Bert, American trombonist (b. 1922)
- Herbert Lom, Czech-English actor (b. 1917)
- John Silber, American academic and politician (b. 1926)
- Sanjay Surkar, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)
- Frank Wilson, American songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
- David Croft, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- Imre Makovecz, Hungarian architect (b. 1935)
- Johnny "Country" Mathis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
- George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)
- Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean neurosurgeon and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Singapore (b. 1955)
- Trevor Taylor, English race car driver (b. 1936)
- Ivan Dykhovichny, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
- Charles Houston, American physician and mountaineer (b. 1913)
- William Safire, American author and journalist (b. 1929)
- Henri Pachard, American director and producer (b. 1939)
- Dale Houston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
- Kenji Nagai, Japanese photographer and journalist (b. 1957)
- Helmut Kallmeyer, German chemist and soldier (b. 1910)
- Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (b. 1929)
- Mary Lee Settle, American novelist, essayist, and memoirist (b. 1918)
- John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)
- Jean Lucas, French race car driver (b. 1927)
- Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1925)
- Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
- Walter Trampler, American viola player and educator (b. 1915)
- Mohammad Najibullah, Afghan physician and politician, 7th President of Afghanistan (b. 1947)
- Jimmy Doolittle, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1896)
- Fraser MacPherson, Canadian saxophonist and educator (b. 1928)
- Zhang Leping, Chinese comic artist (b. 1910)
- Joe Hulme, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1904)
- Cliff Burton, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1962)
- Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)
- Chronis Exarhakos, Greek actor (b. 1932)
- Wilfred Burchett, Australian journalist and author (b. 1911)
- Robert Montgomery, American actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1904)
- Gracie Fields, English actress and singer (b. 1898)
- Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)
- Jack Lang, Australian lawyer and politician, 23rd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1876)
- Silvio Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and academic (b. 1907)
- S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician, librarian, and academic (b. 1892)
- Felix Yusupov, Russian husband of Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1887)
- Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905)
- William Stanier, English engineer, co-designed the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (b. 1876)
- Hilda Doolittle. American poet, novelist, and memoirist (b. 1886)
- Sylvia Pankhurst, English activist (b. 1882)
- Gerald Finzi, English composer and educator (b. 1901)
- Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American basketball player and golfer (b. 1911)
- Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (b. 1890)
- Douglas Albert Munro, United States Coast Guard signalman, posthumously awarded Medal of Honor, (b. 1919)
- Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and critic (b. 1892)
- Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian physician and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
- Alan Gray, English composer and organist (b. 1855)
- Ellen Willmott, English horticulturalist (b. 1858)
- Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer and educator (b. 1854)
- Adelina Patti, Italian-French opera singer (b. 1843)
- Edgar Degas, French painter and sculptor (b. 1834)
- Remy de Gourmont, French novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1858)
- Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and academic (b. 1844)
- Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Australian politician, 12th Premier of Queensland (b. 1860)
- Ivan Goncharov, Russian author and critic (b. 1812)
- Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist and politician (b. 1804)
- Braxton Bragg, American general (b. 1817)
- Bernard Courtois, French chemist and pharmacist (b. 1777)
- Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Indian humanitarian and reformer (b. 1772)
- Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher and author (b. 1781)
- Étienne Bézout, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1730)
- Hugh Boulter, Irish archbishop (b. 1672)
- Peter Artedi, Swedish ichthyologist and zoologist (b. 1705)
- Laurence Eusden, English poet and author (b. 1688)
- George Smalridge, English bishop (b. 1662)
- Pope Innocent XII (b. 1615)
- Robert Arnauld d'Andilly, French writer (b. 1589)
- Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (b. 1581)
- Olimpia Maidalchini, Roman noble (b. 1591)
- Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1573)
- Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint (b. c.1600)
- Piotr Skarga, Polish Jesuit and polemicist (b. 1536)
- Pope Urban VII (b. 1521)
- Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
- Felice della Rovere, illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II (b. 1483)
- William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)
- Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (b. 1197)
- Renaud de Courtenay, Anglo-Norman nobleman (b. 1125)
- Richeza of Berg, Duchess of Bohemia (b.c. 1095)
- Vekenega, Croatian Benedictine abbess
- Gyeon Hwon, king of Hubaekje (b. 867)
- Pugu Huai'en, Chinese general during the Tang Dynasty