On This Day in History: September 30
September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 92 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- It turns out money can kind of buy happiness after all. A new paper argues that, actually, winning the lottery totally does make you happy.
- Trio busted in lottery ticket, cigarette theft ring. Three people are charged in an elaborate theft ring involving tens of thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets and cigarettes.
- He won $19 million in the lottery — and became a bank robber. Jim Hayes won the jackpot of a lifetime and spent big on Lamborghinis and Vegas gambling trips. Then his life went south and he turned to crime.
- Massachusetts man wins his second $1M lottery prize. A man won a $1 million prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery for the second time in two years after purchasing an instant ticket.
- Texas Lottery shatters records with $5 billion in sales. The Texas Lottery announced that it has achieved $5.068 billion in sales for fiscal year 2016, breaking the sales record it set just last fiscal year and resulting in a total contribution of $1.392 billion to Texas, the single largest annual transfer of revenue to the state.
- Sons win lottery after listening to mom's advice. Two brothers who just hit the lotto jackpot have their mother to thank.
- Irish winners anonymously claim €86m EuroMillions jackpot. Ireland's newest millionaires have claimed their €86.7 million (US$109.2 million) winnings but will be keeping their identities a secret for now.
- Canadian family charged with stealing $12.5M lottery jackpot. Ontario police say a Toronto family celebrated with what should have been someone else's winning Super 7 lottery ticket.
- Minn. Lottery to add Gopher 5 drawing. The Minnesota State Lottery announced they will begin holding a third weekly drawing for their Gopher 5 game.
- Internet gambling restrictions attached to port bill. House and Senate negotiators reached agreement last night on legislation to tighten maritime and port security regulations and, in a last-minute move, added an unrelated measure that seeks to ban Internet gambling.
- Three scratch ticket players eligible for $1 million drawing. Tennessee Lottery officials have selected three scratch-off ticket players for the October 22nd drawing for a $1 million grand prize.
- Pennsylvania Lottery Chosen to Host 2008 International Conference. Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell Thursday announced that the Pennsylvania Lottery has been selected to host the annual conference and trade show for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in September 2008.
- Oregon woman tricked by international lottery scam. In an all-too-familiar manner, one of the most common lottery scams claimed another victim.
- Cut Line Causes Lottery Problems. Tuesday a worker accidentally cut a main line in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, knocking out Powerball machines in the area.
- Jackpot has players dreaming big. Tonight's hefty $150 million Mega Millions jackpot is making ticket sales boom.
- 10,000 scratch tickets flawed?. Ten thousand scratch tickets from Massachusetts' new $640 million Jubilee game are potentially defective -- but state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill is refusing to issue a recall, despite fears the flawed tickets could skew the odds or even deprive somebody of a big jackpot.
- Navy Veteran Retires in Style With $175,000 Mega Millions Win. Howard Downing, who retired after 20 years of naval service in 1994, is the Washington Lottery's newest Mega Millions second-prize winner of $175,000. He received payment Monday of $131,250 after 25-percent federal tax withholding.
- Lottery schedule may jump. Tennessee lottery head Rebecca Paul said Monday the corporation may award contracts to gaming vendors, which will be charged with laying the infrastructure for ticket sales, two days sooner than had been anticipated.
- Big Tenn. lottery winners to collect at 5 district offices statewide. The Tennessee lottery will open five district offices that will serve as prize claim centers, including three in East Tennessee.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$367 Million
Oct 2, 2018
- 2.$310.5 Million
Sep 30, 2015
- 3.$229 Million
Oct 3, 2018
- 4.€190 Million
Oct 3, 2017
- 5.€190 Million
Oct 1, 2019
- 6.$189 Million
Oct 1, 2013
- 7.€162 Million
Oct 2, 2018
- 8.$170 Million
Sep 30, 2009
- 9.€149.38 Million
Oct 1, 2016
- 10.$167 Million
Oct 1, 2005
- 11.$151 Million
Oct 2, 2004
- 12.$150 Million
Sep 30, 2003
- 13.€130 Million
Sep 30, 2016
- 14.€100 Million
Oct 1, 2010
- 15.$113 Million
Sep 30, 2011
- 16.$105 Million
Oct 2, 2009
- 16.$105 Million
Sep 30, 2014
- 18.$101 Million
Oct 1, 2004
- 19.€68 Million
Oct 6, 2006
- 20.€76 Million
Sep 30, 2016
- 21.$80 Million
Sep 30, 2017
- 22.$70 Million
Oct 2, 2013
- 22.$70 Million
Oct 1, 2016
- 24.$69 Million
Oct 1, 2003
- 25.€48 Million
Sep 30, 2011
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Friday, Sep 30, 1994
25 years old
Sunday, Sep 30, 1990
29 years old
Friday, Sep 30, 1988
31 years old
Wednesday, Sep 30, 1987
32 years old
Tuesday, Sep 30, 1986
33 years old
Thursday, Sep 30, 1982
37 years old
Tuesday, Sep 30, 1975
44 years old
Saturday, Sep 30, 1972
47 years old
Saturday, Sep 30, 1961
58 years old
Sunday, Sep 30, 1956
63 years old
Thursday, Sep 30, 1954
65 years old
Thursday, Sep 30, 1943
76 years old
Wednesday, Sep 30, 1942
77 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Hurricane Matthew becomes a Category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest hurricane to form in the Caribbean Sea since 2007.
- Two paintings with a combined value of $100 million are recovered after having been stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in 2002.
- The 7.6 Mw Sumatra earthquake leaves 1,115 people dead.
- Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in a Danish newspaper.
- The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, is retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat itself is retired.
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah is murdered by the Israeli police on the second day of the Second Intifada.
- The Tokaimura nuclear accident causes the deaths of two technicians in Japan's second-worst nuclear accident.
- Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years in service.
- Ongar railway station, the furthest London Underground from central London, closes.
- The 6.2 Mw Latur earthquake shakes Maharashtra, India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) killing 9,748 and injuring 30,000.
- The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
- Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
- Because of NASA budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
- The AH-64 Apache makes its first flight. Eight years later, the first production model rolled out of the assembly line.
- Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.
- Jordan makes a deal with the PFLP for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings.
- The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time.
- The BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service are replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 is also launched.
- Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana.
- The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced.
- In Indonesia, a coup by the 30 September Movement is crushed, leading to a mass anti-communist purge, with over 500,000 people killed.
- Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association.
- James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying racial segregation rules.
- The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear-powered vessel.
- The Berlin Airlift ends.
- The 1947 World Series is the first to be televised, to include an African-American player, to exceed $2 million in receipts, to see a pinch-hit home run, and to have six umpires on the field.
- Pakistan joins the United Nations.
- The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43
- The United States Merchant Marine Academy is dedicated by President Roosevelt.
- World War II: The Babi Yar massacre comes to an end.
- World War II: General Władysław Sikorski becomes prime minister of the Polish government-in-exile.
- NBC broadcasts the first televised American football game.
- Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, whereby Germany annexes the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
- The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
- The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
- Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
- Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
- The University of Alabama opens the American football season with a 110-0 victory over the Marion Military Institute, which still stands as Alabama's record for largest margin of victory and as their only 100 point game.
- World War I: Radoje Ljutovac becomes the first soldier in history to shoot down an enemy aircraft with ground-to-air fire.
- The Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania makes a record-breaking westbound crossing of the Atlantic, that will not be bettered for 20 years.
- The McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, is dedicated in Canton, Ohio.
- The Royal Galician Academy, the Galician language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana.
- Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
- Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation.
- The first performance of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute takes place two months before his death.
- France's National Constituent Assembly is dissolved, to be replaced the next day by the National Legislative Assembly
- War of the Austrian Succession: France and Spain defeat Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo, but soon have to withdraw from Sardinia anyway.
- A coup by the military establishment of Japan's Ōuchi clan forces their lord to commit suicide, and their city is burned.
- Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his forces enter Tula territory in present-day western Arkansas, encountering fierce resistance.
- Suleiman the Magnificent is proclaimed sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
- Henry IV is proclaimed king of England.
- The Turgesh drive back an Umayyad invasion of Khuttal, follow them south of the Oxus, and capture their baggage train.
- The Ostrogoths under Theoderic the Great defeat the forces of Odoacer for the second time.
Births On This Day
- Maddie Ziegler, American dancer and actress
- Levi Miller, Australian actor and model
- Trevor Moran, American youtuber and singer
- Yana Kudryavtseva, Russian gymnast
- Max Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
- Jacob Host, Australian rugby league player
- Aliya Mustafina, Russian gymnast
- Ezra Miller, American actor and singer
- André Weis, German footballer
- Eglė Staišiūnaitė, Lithuanian hurdler
- Aida Garifullina, Russian operatic soprano
- Olivier Giroud, French footballer
- Martin Guptill, New Zealand cricketer
- Ben Lovett, Welsh musician and songwriter (Mumford & Sons)
- Cristián Zapata, Colombian footballer
- Adam Cooney, Australian footballer
- David Gower, Australian rugby league player
- Téa Obreht, Serbian-American author
- Cristian Rodríguez, Uruguayan footballer
- T-Pain, American rapper, producer, and actor
- Georgios Eleftheriou, Greek footballer
- Boniek Forbes, Guinea-Bissau footballer
- Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast
- Lacey Chabert, American actress
- Ryane Clowe, Canadian ice hockey player
- Yan Stastny, Canadian ice hockey player
- Dmytro Boyko, Ukrainian footballer
- Cecelia Ahern, Irish author
- Dominique Moceanu, American gymnast
- Martina Hingis, Czechoslovakia-born Swiss tennis player
- Milagros Sequera, Venezuelan tennis player
- Cameron Bruce, Australian footballer and coach
- Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer
- Małgorzata Glinka-Mogentale, Polish female volleyball player
- Roy Carroll, Northern Irish goalkeeper and manager
- Nick Curran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
- Georgie Bingham, British radio and television presenter
- Jay Asher, American author
- Marion Cotillard, French-American actress and singer
- Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player
- Laure Pequegnot, French skier
- Christopher Jackson, American actor, singer, musician, and composer
- Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
- Tom Greatrex, English politician
- Ben Phillips, English cricketer
- Daniel Wu, American-born Hong Kong actor, director, and producer
- Jamal Anderson, American football player and sportscaster
- Ari Behn, Danish-Norwegian author and playwright
- John Campbell, American bass player and songwriter
- Mayumi Kojima, Japanese singer-songwriter
- José Lima, Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2010)
- Shaan, Indian playback singer
- Jenna Elfman, American actress and producer
- Tony Hale, American actor and producer
- Damian Mori, Australian footballer and manager
- Gintaras Einikis, Lithuanian basketball player
- Chris von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1991)
- Emmanuelle Houdart, Swiss-French author and illustrator
- Gary Armstrong, Scottish rugby player
- Markus Burger, German pianist, composer, and educator
- Omid Djalili, English comedian, actor, and producer
- Trey Anastasio, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer
- Monica Bellucci, Italian actress and fashion model
- David Barbe, American bass player and producer
- Gary Coyne, Australian rugby league player
- Eric Stoltz, American actor, director, and producer
- Mel Stride, English politician
- Eric van de Poele, Belgian race car driver
- Julia Adamson, Canadian-English keyboard player, composer, and producer
- Nicola Griffith, English-American author
- Miki Howard, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Blanche Lincoln, American politician
- Ettore Messina, Italian basketball player and coach
- Marty Stuart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Fran Drescher, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Trevor Morgan, English footballer and manager
- Andy Bechtolsheim, German engineer, co-founded Sun Microsystems
- Frankie Kennedy, Northern Irish flute player (d. 1994)
- Basia, Polish singer-songwriter and record producer
- Scott Fields, American guitarist and composer
- Patrice Rushen, American singer-songwriter and producer
- Matt Abts, American drummer
- Deborah Allen, American country music singer-songwriter, author, and actress
- John Lombardo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- John Lloyd, English screenwriter and producer
- Barry Marshall, Australian physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Simon White, English astrophysicist and academic
- Laura Esquivel, Mexican author and screenwriter
- Victoria Tennant, English actress and dancer
- Craig Kusick, American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)
- Marc Bolan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
- Rula Lenska, English actress
- Fran Brill, American actress, singer, and puppeteer
- Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury, English academic and politician, Leader of the House of Lords
- Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
- Jochen Mass, German race car driver
- Paul Sheahan, Australian cricketer and educator
- Claude Vorilhon, French journalist, founded Raëlism
- Richard Edwin Hills, English astronomer and academic
- Ehud Olmert, Israeli lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Israel
- Diane Dufresne, Canadian singer and painter
- Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
- Red Robbins, American basketball player (d. 2009)
- Johann Deisenhofer, German-American biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Marilyn McCoo, American singer
- Philip Moore, English organist and composer
- Ian Ogilvy, English-American actor, playwright, and author
- Gus Dudgeon, English record producer (d. 2002)
- Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
- Samuel F. Pickering, Jr., American author and educator
- Kamalesh Sharma, Indian academic and diplomat, 5th Commonwealth Secretary General
- Reine Wisell, Swedish race car driver
- Claudia Card, American philosopher and academic (d. 2015)
- Harry Jerome, Canadian sprinter (d. 1982)
- Dewey Martin, Canadian-American drummer (d. 2009)
- Len Cariou, Canadian actor
- Anthony Green, English painter and academic
- Jean-Marie Lehn, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Alan Hacker, English clarinet player and educator (d. 2012)
- Jurek Becker, Polish-German author (d. 1997)
- Valentyn Sylvestrov, Ukrainian pianist and composer
- Gary Hocking, Rhodesian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)
- Jim Sasser, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to China
- Sevgi Soysal, Turkish author (d. 1976)
- Johnny Mathis, American singer and actor
- Alan A'Court, English footballer and manager (d. 2009)
- Udo Jürgens, Austrian-Swiss singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2014)
- Anna Kashfi, Indian-American actress (d. 2015)
- Michel Aoun, Lebanese general and politician, President of Lebanon
- Cissy Houston, American singer
- Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author, playwright, and politician, Governor of Tokyo
- Johnny Podres, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
- Angie Dickinson, American actress
- Teresa Gorman, English educator and politician (d. 2015)
- Carol Fenner, American author and illustrator (d. 2002)
- Vassilis Papazachos, Greek seismologist and academic
- Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Filipino politician, diplomat and writer (d. 2017)
- Dorothee Sölle, German theologian and author (d. 2003)
- Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American author, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
- Ray Willsey, Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 2013)
- W. S. Merwin, American poet and translator
- Heino Kruus, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
- Robin Roberts, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2010)
- Arkady Ostashev, Russian engineer and educator (d. 1998)
- Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
- Donald Swann, Welsh-English pianist and composer (d. 1994)
- Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
- Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- Deborah Kerr, Scottish-English actress (d. 2007)
- Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American cellist and educator
- Roberto Bonomi, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1992)
- Elizabeth Gilels, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator (d. 2008)
- William L. Guy, American lieutenant and politician, 26th Governor of North Dakota (d. 2013)
- Patricia Neway, American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
- Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army captain (d. 1995)
- René Rémond, French historian and economist (d. 2007)
- Yuri Lyubimov, Russian actor and director (d. 2014)
- Buddy Rich, American drummer, bandleader, and actor (d. 1987)
- Lester Maddox, American businessman and politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (d. 2003)
- Bill Walsh, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1975)
- Kenny Baker, American singer and actor (d. 1985)
- Gustave Gilbert, American psychologist (d. 1977)
- Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish captain (d. 1962)
- David Oistrakh, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator (d. 1974)
- Mireille Hartuch, French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)
- Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
- Michael Powell, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- Waldo Williams, Welsh poet and academic (d. 1971)
- Thelma Terry, American bassist and bandleader (d. 1966)
- Renée Adorée, French-American actress (d. 1933)
- Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (d. 1977)
- Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, German-American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
- Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer (d. 1966)
- Alfred Wintle, Russian-English soldier and politician (d. 1966)
- Charlotte Wolff, German-English physician and psychotherapist (d. 1986)
- Lewis Milestone, Moldovan-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)
- Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1964)
- Lil Dagover, Indonesian-German actress (d. 1980)
- Bernhard Rust, German educator and politician (d. 1945)
- Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, American civil engineer, architect, and suffragist (d. 1971)
- Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic (d. 1945)
- Thomas W. Lamont, American banker and philanthropist (d. 1948)
- Jean Baptiste Perrin, French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)
- Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (d. 1928)
- William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded Wrigley Company (d. 1932)
- Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1924)
- Remigio Morales Bermúdez, Peruvian politician, 56th President of Peru (d. 1894)
- Ann Jarvis, American activist, co-founded Mother's Day (d. 1905)
- Ellis H. Roberts, American journalist and politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (d. 1918)
- Lucinda Hinsdale Stone, American feminist, educator, and philanthropist (d. 1900)
- John Rae, Scottish physician and explorer (d. 1893)
- Decimus Burton, English architect, designed the Pharos Lighthouse (d. 1881)
- José María Morelos, Mexican priest and general (d. 1815)
- Christian Ehregott Weinlig, German cantor and composer (d. 1813)
- Jacques Necker, Swiss-French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1804)
- Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French epistemologist and philosopher (d. 1780)
- John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1771)
- Stanisław Konarski, Polish monk, poet, and playwright (d. 1773)
- Jacques Aubert, French violinist and composer (d. 1753)
- Johann Sebastiani, German composer (d. 1683)
- Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1631)
- Girolamo Mercuriale, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)
- Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)
- Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
Deaths On This Day
- Kim Larsen, Danish rock musician (b. 1945)
- Geoffrey Hayes, British television presenter and actor (b. 1942)
- Sonia Orbuch, Polish resistance fighter during the Second World War and Holocaust educator. (b. 1925)
- Monty Hall, American game show host (b. 1921)
- Guido Altarelli, Italian-Swiss physicist and academic (b. 1941)
- Claude Dauphin, French businessman (b. 1951)
- Göran Hägg, Swedish author and critic (b. 1947)
- Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (b. 1940)
- Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
- Janet Powell, Australian educator and politician (b. 1942)
- Turhan Bey, Austrian actor and producer (b. 1922)
- Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (b. 1917)
- Bobby Jaggers, American wrestler and engineer (b. 1948)
- Clara Stanton Jones, American librarian (b. 1913)
- Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian-American figure skater (b. 1928)
- Boris Šprem, Croatian lawyer and politician, 8th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament (b. 1956)
- Anwar al-Awlaki, American-Yemeni terrorist (b. 1971)
- Ralph M. Steinman, Canadian-American immunologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
- Stephen J. Cannell, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1941)
- J. B. Jeyaretnam, Singaporean lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
- Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor, director, and politician (b. 1936)
- Jacques Levy, American director and songwriter (b. 1935)
- Michael Relph, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
- Yusuf Bey, American activist, founded Your Black Muslim Bakery (b. 1935)
- Ronnie Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
- Robert Kardashian, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1944)
- Göran Kropp, Swedish race car driver and mountaineer (b. 1966)
- Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss lawyer and politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1913)
- Marius Goring, English actor (b. 1912)
- Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player and poet (b. 1953)
- Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (b. 1912)
- André Michel Lwoff, French microbiologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
- Toma Zdravković, Serbian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
- Rob Moroso, American race car driver (b. 1968)
- Alice Parizeau, Polish-Canadian journalist and author (b. 1930)
- Patrick White, Australian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
- Virgil Thomson, American composer and critic (b. 1896)
- Al Holbert, American race car driver (b. 1946)
- Alfred Bester, American author and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- Nicholas Kaldor, Hungarian-British economist (b. 1908)
- Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (b. 1900)
- Simone Signoret, French actress (b. 1921)
- Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)
- Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)
- Carlos Prats, Chilean general and politician, Chilean Minister of Defense (b. 1915)
- Peter Pitseolak, Canadian photographer and author (b. 1902)
- Onésime Gagnon, Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1888)
- Henry Barwell, Australian politician, 28th Premier of South Australia (b. 1877)
- James Dean, American actor (b. 1931)
- Takashi Sakai, Japanese general and politician, Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1887)
- Franz Oppenheimer, German-American sociologist and economist (b. 1864)
- Hans-Joachim Marseille, German captain and pilot (b. 1919)
- Maurice Lévy, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1838)
- Thérèse of Lisieux, French nun and saint (b. 1873)
- Georges Ernest Boulanger, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1837)
- Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1800)
- Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1695)
- George Whitefield, English-American priest and theologian (b. 1714)
- Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1554)
- Nurhaci, Chinese emperor (b. 1559)
- Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
- Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Spanish priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1510)
- Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
- Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō (b. 1507)
- John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
- Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, Welsh soldier and politician (b. 1362)
- Leszek II the Black, Polish prince, Duke of Łęczyca, Sieradz, Kraków, Sandomierz (b. 1241)
- Yaroslav II of Vladimir (b. 1191)
- Anselm IV, Italian archbishop
- Louis IV of France (b. 920)
- Fan Yanguang, Chinese general
- Honorius of Canterbury, Italian archbishop and saint
- Jerome, Roman priest, theologian, and saint (b. 347)