On This Day in History: September 3
September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 119 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- SC Lottery claim center closed after exposure to COVID-19. The South Carolina Education Lottery's Columbia claim center on Assembly Street closed yesterday, Wed., Sept. 2 after an employee was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Ohio Lottery to conduct review of operations. A state request for proposals issued on Aug. 24 seeks a consultant to conduct a comprehensive review of the Ohio Lottery and recommend ways to contain costs and maximize profits, which largely are routed to public schools.
- Arkansas Lottery recoups $1M in unpaid taxes, child support. Thanks to an often-forgotten provision of the Arkansas Code, the Arkansas Lottery has benefited state operations by recouping nearly $1 million in unpaid taxes and child support payments.
- Mobile gambling to surpass $48 billion by 2015, report says. A new report published today by Juniper Research has found that a combination of mobile casino, lottery and betting service launches in major emerging markets led by China allied to liberalization of remote gambling legislation across the US and Europe will see the scale of annual wagers on mobile gambling exceed $48 billion by 2015.
- New lottery game marks Kansas' 150th birthday. The state's anti-gambling founders probably wouldn't have approved, but Kansas unveiled a new lottery game Friday to get a jump on celebrating its 150th birthday.
- N.Y. Lottery launches record-breaking scratch game. New Yorkers: get ready for the state lottery's biggest scratchoff prize ever -- and the most expensive scratch game in state history.
- Powerball lottery jackpot up to $81M for Wed.. Because there was no jackpot winner in Saturday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $81 million, with a cash option for the Wednesday drawing of an estimated $40.5 million.
- Maryland Mega winner believes in magic. Two months ago, when a tarot card told Ellwood "Bunky" Bartlett that he should slow down and focus on his spirituality, Bartlett let out an exasperated yelp. The only way that was going to happen, he thought at the time, was if he won the lottery.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $150 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $150 million this morning, when no tickets in Friday's drawing won the jackpot.
- Lottery winner retrieves stolen ticket. It was indeed a lucky day for a Washington, D.C. man who bought a winning $25,000 lottery ticket, had it stolen and got it back within a two-hour span.
- Tenn. Lottery produces $110 million in scholarships. Tennessee education officials took in early returns on the state's lottery scholarship program and began looking at ways it could be massaged in future years.
- Third suit filed against Powerball lottery winner. Equine Protection of North America director Ron Levesque has become the third party to file suit against the group's co-founder and Powerball lottery winner Mary Ellen Sanderson.
- Canadian woodworker carves out lottery win. Andre Leveille watched Wednesday night as, one after another, the numbers on the television screen matched those on a Lotto 6/49 ticket he bought at a gas station in Mascouche.
- Tennessee Rejects Lottery Deal with Georgia. The Tennessee lottery board decided unanimously this afternoon to reject a partnership with the Georgia lottery - perhaps delaying the startup of games in Tennessee until March.
- Is Georgia too much on their minds?. Tennessee's new lottery board appears to be rushing headlong into a partnership with Georgia, and someone needs to slow the train down so the public can have a better view of where it is headed.
- Merchants: Not enough terminals for N.D. lottery. Many North Dakota merchants, who are hoping a new state lottery will draw more customers, are fretting there won't be enough ticket terminals to go around -- and state officials say they're right.
- Pembroke Pines man has mom to thank for the jackpot winnings. A Pembroke Pines man who originally thought he had won just $4.50 on a Florida Lotto ticket, yesterday redeemed the jackpot winning ticket from the Aug. 23 drawing.
- Mass. Lottery Extends Keno Hours. The Massachusetts Lottery has announced a pilot program to add 22 additional hours of Keno each week.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.€126 Million
Sep 6, 2011
- 2.$170 Million
Sep 3, 2016
- 3.$169 Million
Sep 4, 2013
- 4.$167 Million
Sep 4, 2018
- 5.€114 Million
Sep 5, 2008
- 6.$150 Million
Sep 6, 2005
- 7.€133.66 Million
Sep 3, 2016
- 8.€127 Million
Sep 3, 2019
- 9.$133 Million
Sep 5, 2015
- 10.$127 Million
Sep 3, 2019
- 11.$102 Million
Sep 6, 2006
- 12.$101 Million
Sep 6, 2016
- 13.$100 Million
Sep 3, 2014
- 13.$100 Million
Sep 5, 2018
- 15.$95 Million
Sep 5, 2006
- 16.$93 Million
Sep 4, 2012
- 17.$91 Million
Sep 3, 2011
- 18.$90 Million
Sep 5, 2012
- 19.$88 Million
Sep 4, 2020
- 20.$85 Million
Sep 3, 2013
- 20.$85 Million
Sep 4, 2015
- 22.$83 Million
Sep 6, 2017
- 23.€66 Million
Sep 9, 2005
- 24.$81 Million
Sep 3, 2008
- 25.$80 Million
Sep 4, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Sep 3, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Sep 3, 1975
45 years old
Tuesday, Sep 3, 1974
46 years old
Friday, Sep 3, 1971
49 years old
Thursday, Sep 3, 1970
50 years old
Tuesday, Sep 3, 1968
52 years old
Tuesday, Sep 3, 1963
57 years old
Monday, Sep 3, 1962
58 years old
Wednesday, Sep 3, 1958
62 years old
Wednesday, Sep 3, 1952
68 years old
Monday, Sep 3, 1951
69 years old
Wednesday, Sep 3, 1941
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.
- The U.S. and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions, both formally ratify the Paris global climate agreement.
- After taking off from Dubai International Airport, UPS Airlines Flight 6 develops an in-flight fire in the cargo hold and crashes near Nad Al Sheba, killing both crew members on board.
- Beslan school siege results in over 330 fatalities, including 186 children.
- In Belfast, Protestant loyalists begin a picket of Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls.
- Vietnam Airlines Flight 815 (Tupolev Tu-134) crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
- In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.
- The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women, is instituted by the United Nations.
- Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.
- Qatar becomes an independent state.
- Dagen H in Sweden: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.
- The People's Liberation Army begins shelling the Republic of China-controlled islands of Quemoy, starting the First Taiwan Strait Crisis.
- "Nino" Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.
- A three-day celebration begins in China, following the Victory over Japan Day on September 2.
- Holocaust: Diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, arriving three days later.
- World War II: British and Canadian troops land on the Italian mainland. On the same day, Walter Bedell Smith and Giuseppe Castellano sign the Armistice of Cassibile, although it is not announced for another five days.
- World War II: In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn leads an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva (present-day Belarus).
- The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experiments with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.
- World War II: France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allied nations. The Viceroy of India also declares war, but without consulting the provincial legislatures.
- World War II: The United Kingdom and France begin a naval blockade of Germany that lasts until the end of the war. This also marks the beginning of the Battle of the Atlantic.
- Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph.
- Yevgeniy Abalakov is the first man to reach the highest point in the Soviet Union, Communism Peak (now called Ismoil Somoni Peak and situated in Tajikistan) (7495 m).
- USS Shenandoah, the United States' first American-built rigid airship, was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, Ohio. Fourteen of her 42-man crew perished, including her commander, Zachary Lansdowne.
- World War I: Leefe Robinson destroys the German airship Schütte-Lanz SL 11 over Cuffley, north of London; the first German airship to be shot down on British soil.
- William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule.
- French composer Albéric Magnard is killed defending his estate against invading German soldiers.
- World War I: Start of the Battle of Grand Couronné, a German assault against French positions on high ground near the city of Nancy.
- John Brallier becomes the first openly professional American football player, when he was paid US$10 by David Berry, to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association in a 12-0 win over the Jeanette Athletic Association.
- Siege of the British Residency in Kabul: British envoy Sir Louis Cavagnari and 72 men of the Guides are massacred by Afghan troops while defending the British Residency in Kabul. Their heroism and loyalty became famous and revered throughout the British Empire.
- Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
- The first official game of polo is played in Argentina after being introduced by British ranchers.
- Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Metz begins, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory on October 23.
- American Civil War: Confederate General Leonidas Polk invades neutral Kentucky, prompting the state legislature to ask for Union assistance.
- American Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under United States General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan massacre by attacking a Sioux village and killing 100 men, women and children.
- King Otto of Greece is forced to grant a constitution following an uprising in Athens.
- Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.
- Twenty-four settlers are killed in the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.
- The week long battle of St. George's Caye begins between Spain and Britain off the coast of Belize.
- American Revolutionary War: The war ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- American Revolutionary War: During the Battle of Cooch's Bridge, the Flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time.
- The Royal Exchange burns down in the Great Fire of London.
- The death of Oliver Cromwell; Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England.
- The Battle of Worcester is the last significant action in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
- Victory over the royalists in the Battle of Dunbar opens the way to Edinburgh for the New Model Army in the Third English Civil War.
- The Treaty of Selymbria is concluded between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice.
- The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire.
- Richard I of England (a.k.a. Richard "the Lionheart") is crowned at Westminster.
- Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid.
- King Wamba of the Visigoths puts down a revolt by Hilderic, governor of Nîmes (France) and rival for the throne.
- Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great).
- San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.
- 36 BC
- In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.
Births On This Day
- Tanitoluwa Adewumi, Nigerian-American chess player
- Brandon Williams, English footballer
- Andrew Austin, Irish cricketer
- Sulayman Bojang, Norwegian footballer
- Reniece Boyce, West Indian criketer
- Carter Kieboom, American baseball player
- Petar Krstić, Macedonian footballer
- Devin Singletary, American football player
- Bernard Tekpetey, Ghanaian footballer
- Christopher Udeh, Nigerian footballer
- Joy, South Korean idol and actress
- Adama Barro, Burkinabé footballer
- Abrahm DeVine, American swimmer
- Veronika Domjan, Slovenian athlete
- William Eskelinen, Swedish footballer
- Dwayne Green, Dutch footballer
- D. J. Hogg, American basketball player
- Moonga K., Zambian singer
- Nanda Kyaw, Burmese footballer
- Florian Maitre, French cyclist
- Callum Moore, Australian footballer
- Neilson Powless, American cyclist
- Osgar O'Hoisin, Irish tennis player
- Zhang Tingting, Chinese handball player
- Brad Walsh, Australian footballer
- Yoane Wissa, French footballer
- Niklas Süle, German footballer
- Francis Molo, New Zealand rugby league player
- Glen Rea, English-Irish footballer
- Dominic Thiem, Austrian tennis player
- August Alsina, American singer-songwriter
- Jérôme Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer
- Hana Makhmalbaf, Iranian director and producer
- Allie, Canadian wrestler
- Modibo Maïga, Malian footballer
- Dawid Malan, English cricketer
- James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player
- Shaun White, American snowboarder, skateboarder, and guitarist
- OMI, Jamaican singer
- Scott Carson, English footballer
- Kelvin Wilson, English footballer
- Garrett Hedlund, American actor
- T.J. Perkins, Filipino-American wrestler
- Augusto Farfus, Brazilian race car driver
- Nicky Hunt, English footballer
- Marcus McCauley, American football player
- Valdas Vasylius, Lithuanian basketball player
- Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (d. 2012)
- Andrew McMahon, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- Kaori Natori, Japanese singer
- Tiago Rannow, Brazilian footballer
- B.G., American rapper and actor
- Daniel Bilos, Argentinian footballer
- Cindy Burger, Dutch footballer
- Jason McCaslin, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
- Júlio César, Brazilian footballer
- Tomo Miličević, Bosnian-American guitarist
- Terje Bakken, Norwegian singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
- John Curtis, English footballer
- Michal Rozsíval, Czech ice hockey player
- Nick Wechsler, American actor
- Rui Marques, Angolan footballer
- Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer
- Nate Robertson, American baseball player
- Valery V. Afanasyev, Russian ice hockey player and coach
- Jevon Kearse, American football player
- Raheem Morris, American football player and coach
- Daniel Chan, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor
- Cristobal Huet, French ice hockey player
- Redfoo, American singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer
- Clare Kramer, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Rahul Sanghvi, Indian cricketer
- Damon Stoudamire, American basketball player and coach
- Christine Boudrias, Canadian speed skater
- Bob Evans, American wrestler and trainer
- Robbie O'Davis, Australian rugby league player
- Martin Straka, Czech ice hockey player
- Kiran Desai, Indian-American author
- Glen Housman, Australian swimmer
- Chabeli Iglesias, Portuguese-Spanish journalist
- Paolo Montero, Uruguayan footballer and manager
- Jeremy Glick, American businessman (d. 2001)
- George Lynch, American basketball player and manager
- Gareth Southgate, English footballer and manager
- Noah Baumbach, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- John Fugelsang, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
- Robert Karlsson, Swedish golfer
- Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (d. 2004)
- Matthew Offord, English journalist and politician
- Grace Poe, Filipino educator and politician
- Chris Gatling, American basketball player
- Luis Gonzalez, Cuban-American baseball player
- Steven Johnson Leyba, American painter and author
- Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian historian and politician
- Rachel Johnson, British journalist
- Vaden Todd Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Charlie Sheen, American actor and producer
- Adam Curry, American-Dutch businessman and television host, co-founded mevio
- Spike Feresten, American screenwriter and producer
- Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- Sam Adams, American politician, 51st Mayor of Portland
- Mubarak Ghanim, Emirati footballer
- Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist, essayist, and critic
- David De Roure, English computer scientist and academic
- Andy Griffiths, Australian author
- Nick Gibb, English accountant and politician
- Garth Ancier, American businessman
- Earl Cureton, American basketball player and coach
- Steve Schirripa, American actor and producer
- Sadhguru, Indian yogi, mystic
- Jishu Dasgupta, Indian actor and director (d. 2012)
- Pat McGeown, Irish republican activist (d. 1996)
- Stephen Woolley, English director and producer
- Steve Jones, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jaak Uudmäe, Estonian triple jumper and coach
- Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French director, producer, and screenwriter
- George Peponis, Greek-Australian rugby league player and physician
- Denys Hobson, South African cricketer
- Doug Pinnick, American rock singer-songwriter and bass player
- José Pékerman, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager
- Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (d. 2004)
- Don Brewer, American drummer and singer-songwriter
- Lyudmila Karachkina, Ukrainian astronomer
- Fotis Kouvelis, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice
- Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Zambia (d. 2008)
- Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian minister and politician, 26th Prime Minister of Norway
- Michael Connarty, Scottish educator and politician
- Mario Draghi, Italian banker and economist
- Gérard Houllier, French footballer and coach (d. 2020)
- Susan Milan, English flute player and composer
- George Biondo, American bass player and songwriter
- Peter Goddard, English physicist and mathematician
- Geoff Arnold, English cricketer and coach
- Ray Groom, Australian footballer, lawyer, and politician, 39th Premier of Tasmania
- Valerie Perrine, American model and actress
- Al Jardine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Sergei Dovlatov, Russian-American journalist and author (d. 1990)
- Frank Duffy, English architect
- Pauline Collins, English actress
- Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2015)
- Brian Lochore, New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2019)
- Liliane Ackermann, Jewish-French microbiologist, community leader, writer, and lecturer (d. 2007)
- Sarah Bradford, English historian and author
- Caryl Churchill, English-Canadian playwright
- Richard MacCormac, English architect, founded MJP Architects (d. 2014)
- Ryōji Noyori, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Tunisia (d. 2019)
- Pilar Pallete, Peruvian-American actress
- Helmut Clasen, German-Canadian motorcycle racer
- Freddie King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
- Basil Butcher, Guyanese cricketer (d. 2019)
- Tompall Glaser, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
- Dick Motta, American basketball player and coach
- Guy Spitaels, Belgian academic and politician, 7th Minister-President of the Walloon Region (d. 2012)
- Cherry Wilder, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2002)
- Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss (d. 2018)
- Carlo Clerici, Swiss cyclist (d. 2007)
- Steve Rickard, New Zealand-Australian wrestler, trainer, and promoter (d. 2015)
- Armand Vaillancourt, Canadian sculptor and painter
- Gaston Thorn, Luxembourg lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 2007)
- Alison Lurie, American author and academic (d. 2020)
- Irene Papas, Greek actress
- Uttam Kumar, Indian Bengali actor, director, producer, singer, composer and playback singer (d. 1980)
- Anne Jackson, American actress (d. 2016)
- Bengt Lindström, Swedish painter and sculptor (d. 2008)
- Hank Thompson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
- Mary Grace Canfield, American actress (d. 2014)
- Glen Bell, American businessman, founded Taco Bell (d. 2010)
- Alice Gibson, Belizean chief Librarian and educator
- Fred Hawkins, American golfer (d. 2014)
- Mort Walker, American cartoonist (d. 2018)
- John Aston Sr., English footballer (d. 2003)
- Thurston Dart, English pianist, conductor, and musicologist (d. 1971)
- Marguerite Higgins, American journalist and author (d. 1966)
- Tereska Torrès, French soldier and author (d. 2012)
- Phil Stern, American soldier and photographer (d. 2014)
- Helen Wagner, American actress (d. 2010)
- Eddie Stanky, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1999)
- Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist and composer (d. 2014)
- Memphis Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1988)
- Dixy Lee Ray, American biologist and politician, 17th Governor of Washington (d. 1994)
- Alan Ladd, American actor and producer (d. 1964)
- Bernard Mammes, American cyclist and sergeant (d. 2000)
- Kitty Carlisle, American actress, singer, socialite, and game show panelist (d. 2007)
- Franz Jáchym, Austrian Roman Catholic archbishop (d.1984)
- Maurice Papon, French civil servant (d. 2007)
- Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1988)
- Loren Eiseley, American anthropologist, philosopher, and author (d. 1977)
- Carl David Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
- John Mills, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1972)
- Eduard van Beinum, Dutch violinist, pianist, and conductor (d. 1959)
- Percy Chapman, English cricketer (d. 1961)
- Urho Kekkonen, Finnish journalist, lawyer, and politician, 8th President of Finland (d. 1986)
- Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
- Sally Benson, American author and screenwriter (d. 1972)
- Andrey Dikiy, Russian-American journalist, historian, and politician (d. 1977)
- Frank Christian, American trumpet player (d. 1973)
- Johnny Douglas, English cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
- Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, English tennis player (d. 1960)
- Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founded Porsche (d. 1951)
- Fritz Pregl, Slovenian chemist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)
- Louis Sullivan, American architect and educator, designed the Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building (d. 1924)
- Charles Tatham, American fencer (d. 1939)
- Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Hellenes (d. 1926)
- Sarah Orne Jewett, American novelist, short story writer and poet (d. 1909)
- Tom Emmett, English cricketer (d. 1904)
- Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer (d. 1919)
- George Hearst, American businessman and politician (d. 1891)
- James Joseph Sylvester, English mathematician and academic (d. 1897)
- John Humphrey Noyes, American activist, founded the Oneida Community (d. 1886)
- Paul Kane, Irish-Canadian painter (d. 1871)
- Prudence Crandall, American educator (d. 1890)
- Eugène de Beauharnais, French general and politician (d. 1824)
- Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, Irish-English general and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (d. 1808)
- Abraham Trembley, Swiss biologist and zoologist (d. 1784)
- Joseph de Jussieu, French explorer, geographer, and mathematician, (d. 1779)
- Pietro Locatelli, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1764)
- Charles Radclyffe, English captain and politician (d. 1746)
- Paul Dudley, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1751)
- Adriano Banchieri, Italian organist and composer (d. 1634)
- Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (d. 1073)
Deaths On This Day
- Walter Becker, American musician, songwriter, and record producer (b. 1950)
- John Ashbery, American poet (b. 1927)
- Adrian Cadbury, English rower and businessman (b. 1929)
- Judy Carne, English actress and comedian (b. 1939)
- Carter Lay, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1971)
- Zhang Zhen, Chinese general and politician (b. 1914)
- Chandra Bahadur Dangi, world record holder for shortest man (b. 1939)
- Aarno Raninen, Finnish singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)
- A. P. Venkateswaran, Indian soldier and politician, 14th Foreign Secretary of India (b. 1930)
- Ralph M. Holman, American lawyer and judge (b. 1914)
- Pedro Ferriz Santacruz, Mexican-American journalist (b. 1921)
- José Ramón Larraz, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1929)
- Janet Lembke, American author and scholar (b. 1933)
- Don Meineke, American basketball player (b. 1930)
- Lewis Morley, Hong Kong-Australian photographer (b. 1925)
- Griselda Blanco, Colombian drug lord (b. 1943)
- Harold Dunaway, American race car driver and pilot (b. 1933)
- Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (b. 1957)
- Siegfried Jamrowski, Russian-German soldier and pilot (b. 1917)
- Sun Myung Moon, Korean religious leader and businessman, founded the Unification Church (b. 1920)
- Charlie Rose, American lawyer and politician (b. 1939)
- Noah Howard, American saxophonist (b. 1943)
- Robert Schimmel, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1950)
- Donald Blakeslee, American colonel and pilot (b. 1917)
- Carter Albrecht, American keyboard player and guitarist (b. 1973)
- Syd Jackson, New Zealand trade union leader and activist (b. 1939)
- Jane Tomlinson, English runner (b. 1964)
- Steve Fossett, American aviator (b. 1944)
- R. S. R. Fitter, English biologist and author (b. 1913)
- William Rehnquist, American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
- Alan Dugan, American soldier and poet (b. 1923)
- Rudolf Leiding, German businessman (b. 1914)
- Kenneth Hare, Canadian climatologist and academic (b. 1919)
- W. Clement Stone, American businessman, philanthropist, and author (b. 1902)
- Pauline Kael, American film critic and author (b. 1919)
- Edward Anhalt, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
- Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Australian painter (b. 1910)
- Mary Adshead, English painter (b. 1904)
- James Thomas Aubrey, Jr., American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
- Billy Wright, English footballer and manager (b. 1924)
- David Brown, English businessman (b. 1904)
- Frank Capra, Italian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1897)
- Gaetano Scirea, Italian footballer (b. 1953)
- Ferit Melen, Turkish civil servant and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1906)
- Morton Feldman, American composer and educator (b. 1926)
- Beryl Markham, English-Kenyan pilot, horse trainer, and author (b. 1902)
- Johnny Marks, American songwriter (b. 1909)
- Alec Waugh, English soldier and author (b. 1898)
- Barbara O'Neil, American actress (b. 1910)
- Duncan Renaldo, Romanian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
- Gianni Vella, Maltese artist (b. 1885)
- Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (b. 1901)
- Vasil Gendov, Bulgarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1891)
- Vince Lombardi, American football player and coach (b. 1913)
- Alan Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
- John Lester, American cricketer and soccer player (b. 1871)
- Francis Ouimet, American golfer and banker (b. 1893)
- Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright (b. 1907)
- E. E. Cummings, American poet and playwright (b. 1894)
- Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
- Marika Kotopouli, Greek actress (b. 1887)
- Edvard Beneš, Czech academic and politician, 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1884)
- John Lumsden, Irish physician, founded the St. John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland (b. 1869)
- Will James, Canadian-American author and illustrator (b. 1892)
- Séraphine Louis, French painter (b. 1864)
- Nikita Balieff, Armenian-Russian puppeteer and director (b. 1876)
- John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey, English jurist and politician (b. 1840)
- Albéric Magnard, French composer and educator (b. 1865)
- Mihály Kolossa, Hungarian author and poet (b. 1846)
- James Harrison, Scottish-Australian engineer, journalist, and politician (b. 1816)
- William W. Snow, American lawyer and politician (b. 1812)
- Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright (b. 1818)
- Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician, 2nd President of France (b. 1797)
- Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)
- John McLoughlin, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1784)
- John Montgomery, American merchant and politician (b. 1722)
- Archibald Bower, Scottish historian and author (b. 1686)
- Jean Hardouin, French historian and scholar (b. 1646)
- Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway, French general and diplomat (b. 1648)
- Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician (b. 1599)
- Claudius Salmasius, French scholar and author (b. 1588)
- Edward Coke, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (b. 1552)
- Jean Richardot, Belgian diplomat (b. 1540)
- Robert Greene, English author and playwright (b. 1558)
- Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1434)
- Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (b. 1340)
- Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Italian son of Galeazzo II Visconti (b. 1351)
- John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (b. c. 1352)
- Joanikije II, Serbian patriarch and saint
- Anna of Bohemia (b. 1290)
- Alberto I della Scala, Lord of Verona
- Jacob of Orléans, French Jewish scholar
- Gerard Thom (The Blessed Gerard), founder of the Knights Hospitaller (b. c. 1040)
- Uda, emperor of Japan (b. 867)
- Umar al-Aqta, Arab emir
- Xue Ju, emperor of Qin
- Sun Xiu, Chinese emperor (b. 235)