On This Day in History: September 4
September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 118 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Michigan lottery winners charged in string of robberies. A Michigan couple who won $500,000 on a state lottery scratch-off ticket in 2016 has been charged in a string of burglaries.
- UK National Lottery to increase Lotto game prizes. United Kingdom National Lottery operator Camelot has announced it will be increasing the prize amounts for its Lotto game.
- California man claims $180 million lottery jackpot. A manager at a roofing distributor in San Bernardino, California, won the seventh-largest lottery jackpot ever awarded in the state.
- Kentucky Lottery moving drawing show to the Internet. Starting September 16, the Kentucky Lottery's nightly drawing program will no longer be aired on broadcast TV stations, but instead, drawings will be streamed live and archived on the Lottery’s website.
- Ohio man sues for share of $99M lottery jackpot. An employee of a Geauga County cabinetry company has sued 22 of his co-workers for denying him a share of a $99 million lottery jackpot.
- Calif. man claims half of $333M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A Southern California man has claimed one half of the $333 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, and selected the cash option.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $31 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $31 million Saturday.
- Ohio Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize. The owner of a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket claimed a multimillion-dollar prize Friday, ending two weeks of uncertainty.
- Lottery winnings in middle of dispute. Ruby Bosher became a millionaire five years ago when she and her husband won the Ohio lottery. Today, her winnings are in a trust, she is in a nursing home suffering from dementia and her children are in court battling over control of her estate.
- Florida Lottery Names GTECH For New Multi-Year Contract. GTECH Corporation has been selected by the Florida Lottery as the apparent successful bidder to supply a new online and instant-ticket lottery system, lottery terminals, and related telecommunications network.
- Texas couple claims $49 million prize. Bryon Woods pleaded with his wife Barbara to sell him another $5 worth of lottery tickets at the store where she worked. Good thing she agreed. The Eagle Lake couple on Wednesday claimed a winning Lotto Texas ticket worth $49 million.
- N.J. Lottery revenue tops $2 billion for second straight year. The allure of instant winnings has helped keep the New Jersey Lottery in the money, pushing it past the $2 billion mark in revenue for the second year in a row.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$186 Million
Sep 7, 2016
- 2.€126 Million
Sep 6, 2011
- 3.$169 Million
Sep 4, 2013
- 4.$167 Million
Sep 4, 2018
- 5.€114 Million
Sep 5, 2008
- 6.€139 Million
Sep 6, 2019
- 7.€134.97 Million
Sep 6, 2016
- 8.$150 Million
Sep 6, 2005
- 9.$139 Million
Sep 6, 2019
- 10.$133 Million
Sep 5, 2015
- 11.$110 Million
Sep 6, 2014
- 12.$108.8 Million
Sep 7, 2011
- 13.$102 Million
Sep 6, 2006
- 14.$101 Million
Sep 6, 2016
- 15.$100 Million
Sep 5, 2018
- 16.$95 Million
Sep 5, 2006
- 16.$95 Million
Sep 6, 2013
- 18.$93 Million
Sep 4, 2012
- 19.$92 Million
Sep 6, 2008
- 20.$90 Million
Sep 5, 2012
- 21.$85 Million
Sep 4, 2015
- 22.$83 Million
Sep 6, 2017
- 23.€66 Million
Sep 9, 2005
- 24.$80 Million
Sep 4, 2019
- 25.$70 Million
Sep 4, 2002
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Sep 4, 1989
30 years old
Friday, Sep 4, 1987
32 years old
Tuesday, Sep 4, 1979
40 years old
Tuesday, Sep 4, 1979
40 years old
Tuesday, Sep 4, 1973
46 years old
Monday, Sep 4, 1967
52 years old
Wednesday, Sep 4, 1963
56 years old
Wednesday, Sep 4, 1957
62 years old
Sunday, Sep 4, 1949
70 years old
Saturday, Sep 4, 1948
71 years old
Monday, Sep 4, 1944
75 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand causing widespread damage and several power outages.
- Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
- The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.
- Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
- Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
- War on Drugs: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attack a military base in Guaviare, starting three weeks of guerrilla warfare in which at least 130 Colombians are killed.
- In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
- The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
- The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.
- The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
- Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
- The Price Is Right premieres on CBS. As of 2018, it is the longest running game show on American television.
- Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
- Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
- Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins when U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
- Scotland's Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
- Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
- American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis: Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.
- The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
- The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
- Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
- The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
- Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.
- World War II: The British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.
- World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.
- World War II: A German submarine makes the first attack of the war against a United States warship, the USS Greer.
- World War II: William J. Murphy commands the first Royal Air Force attack on Germany.
- Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.
- Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands
- George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
- American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.
- The Pearl Street Station in New York City becomes the first power plant to supply electricity to paying customers.
- Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
- American Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.
- Battle of Kowloon: British vessels open fire on Chinese war junks enforcing a food sales embargo on the British community in China in the first armed conflict of the First Opium War.
- War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
- The French garrison in Valletta surrenders to British troops who had been called at the invitation of the Maltese. The islands of Malta and Gozo become the Malta Protectorate.
- Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.
- Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels) by 44 Spanish settlers.
- New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
- In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.
- The Flight of the Earls takes place in Ireland.
- The Treaty of Alcáçovas is signed by the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal.
- Peter III of Aragon becomes the King of Sicily.
- The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of Manfred, King of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
- Battle of Lenzen: Slavic forces (the Redarii and the Obotrites) are defeated by a Saxon army near the fortified stronghold of Lenzen in Brandenburg.
- Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang dynasty of China.
- Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself "King of Italy", thus ending the Western Roman Empire.
Births On This Day
- Jordan Lilley, English rugby league player
- Ashton Golding, English rugby league player
- Jazz Tevaga, New Zealand rugby league player
- Kenny McEvoy, Irish footballer
- Sabina Sharipova, Uzbekistan tennis player
- Thomas Minns, English rugby player
- Yannick Carrasco, Belgian footballer
- Jody Fannin, English race car driver
- Chantal Škamlová, Slovak tennis player
- Hanna Schwamborn, German actress
- Kevin Lee, American mixed martial artist
- Anders Zachariassen, Danish handball player
- James Bay, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jonny Lomax, English rugby player
- Danny Worsnop, English singer-songwriter
- Elliott Whitehead, English rugby league player
- John Tyler Hammons, American politician
- Wesley Blake, American wrestler
- Ayumi Kaihori, Japanese footballer
- Xavier Woods, American wrestler
- Raúl Albiol, Spanish footballer
- Ri Kwang-chon, North Korean footballer
- Walid Mesloub, Algerian footballer
- Jonathan Adam, Scottish race car driver
- Hamish McIntosh, Australian footballer
- Kyle Mooney, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, and radio host
- Margit Rüütel, Estonian tennis player
- Armands Šķēle, Latvian basketball player
- Whitney Cummings, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter
- Mark Lewis-Francis, English sprinter
- Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
- Richard Garcia, Australian footballer
- Lacey Sturm, American singer-songwriter
- Max Greenfield, American actor
- Pat Neshek, American baseball player
- Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player
- Pedro Macedo Camacho, Portuguese pianist, composer, and producer
- Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese race car driver
- Wes Bentley, American actor and producer
- Terence Newman, American football player
- Frederik Veuchelen, Belgian cyclist
- Christian Walz, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
- Sun-woo Kim, South Korean baseball player
- Lucie Silvas, English singer-songwriter and pianist
- Kia Stevens, American wrestler
- Denilson Martins Nascimento, Brazilian footballer
- Mario-Ernesto Rodríguez, Uruguayan-Italian footballer
- Sergio Ballesteros, Spanish footballer
- Mark Ronson, English DJ, producer, and songwriter, co-founded Allido Records
- Dave Salmoni, Canadian zoologist, television host, and producer
- Mati Pari, Estonian footballer and coach
- Lincoln Roberts, Tobagonian cricketer
- Aaron Fultz, American baseball player and coach
- Lazlow Jones, American radio presenter, producer and screenwriter
- Steve Leonard, Northern Irish veterinarian and television personality
- Lance Klusener, South African cricketer and coach
- Ione Skye, English-American actress
- Maik Taylor, German-Irish footballer and coach
- Igor Cavalera, Brazilian drummer
- Deni Hines, Australian singer-songwriter
- Ivan Iusco, Italian composer
- Sven Meyer, German footballer
- Sasha, Welsh DJ and producer
- Ramon Dekkers, Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist (d. 2013)
- Giorgi Margvelashvili, Georgian academic and politician, 4th President of Georgia
- Inga Tuigamala, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player
- John DiMaggio, American voice actor
- Mike Piazza, American baseball player
- Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer and accountant
- Dezső Szabó, Hungarian decathlete
- Yanka Dyagileva, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
- Jeff Tremaine, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Sergio Momesso, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Guy Boros, American golfer
- Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
- Bobby Jarzombek, American drummer
- John Vanbiesbrouck, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
- Sami Yaffa, Finnish singer-songwriter and bass player
- Kiran More, Indian cricketer
- Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician, Danish Minister of Education
- Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- Nick Blinko, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Lars Jönsson, Swedish film producer
- Kim Thayil, American guitarist and songwriter
- Shailesh Vara, Ugandan-English lawyer and politician
- Damon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Kevin Harrington, Australian actor
- Armin Kogler, Austrian ski jumper
- Jacqueline Hewitt, American astrophysicist and astronomer
- Marzio Innocenti, Italian rugby player and coach
- Drew Pinsky, American radio and television host
- Khandi Alexander, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
- Blackie Lawless, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- David Broza, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Garth Le Roux, South African cricketer
- Brian Schweitzer, American politician, 23rd Governor of Montana
- Janet Biehl, American philosopher and author
- Michael Stean, English chess player and author
- Fatih Terim, Turkish footballer and manager
- Stephen Easley, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)
- Martin Chambers, English drummer and singer
- Judith Ivey, American actress
- Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
- Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
- Darryl Cotton, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
- Dean Pees, American football player and coach
- Tom Watson, American golfer and sportscaster
- Bob Jenkins, American sportscaster
- Paul Sait, Australian rugby league player
- Gary Duncan, American guitarist
- Dave Liebman, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer
- Bryan Mauricette, Saint Lucian-Canadian cricketer
- Danny Gatton, American guitarist (d. 1994)
- Bill Kenwright, English actor, singer, and producer
- Tony Atkinson, English economist and academic (d. 2017)
- Dave Bassett, English footballer and manager
- Gene Parsons, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and banjo player
- Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
- Raymond Floyd, American golfer
- Jerry Jarrett, American wrestler and promoter, co-founded Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- Merald "Bubba" Knight, American singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
- Marilena de Souza Chaui, Brazilian philosopher and academic
- Ken Harrelson, American baseball player and sportscaster
- Ramesh Sethi, Kenyan cricketer and coach
- Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Andhra Pradesh
- Denis Lindsay, South African cricketer and referee (d. 2005)
- Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer and politician
- Gene Ludwig, American organist and composer (d. 2010)
- Virgil A. Richard, American general (d. 2013)
- Les Allen, English footballer and manager
- Charles A. Hines, American general and academic (d. 2013)
- Dallas Willard, American philosopher and academic (d. 2013)
- Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
- Antoine Redin, French footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- Eduard Khil, Russian baritone singer (d. 2012)
- Jan Švankmajer, Czech filmmaker and artist
- Carlos Romero Barceló, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Puerto Rico
- Vince Dooley, American football player and coach
- Mitzi Gaynor, American actress, singer, and dancer
- Antonios Trakatellis, Greek biochemist and politician
- Robert Arneson, American sculptor and academic (d. 1992)
- William Maxson, American general (d. 2013)
- Thomas Eagleton, American lawyer and politician, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (d. 2007)
- Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (d. 2015)
- Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)
- John McCarthy, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2011)
- Ferenc Sánta, Hungarian author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
- Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (d. 2002)
- Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
- Asa Earl Carter, American Ku Klux Klan leader and author (d. 1979)
- Joan Aiken, English author (d. 2004)
- Justinas Lagunavičius, Lithuanian basketball player (d. 1997)
- Ram Kishore Shukla, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
- Per Olof Sundman, Swedish author and politician (d. 1992)
- Clemar Bucci, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2011)
- Craig Claiborne, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 2000)
- Howard Morris, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
- Paul Harvey, American radio host (d. 2009)
- Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2014)
- Henry Ford II, American businessman (d. 1987)
- Rudolf Leiding, German businessman (d. 2003)
- Mickey Cohen, American mob boss (d. 1976)
- Victor Kiernan, English historian and academic (d. 2009)
- Stanford Moore, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
- Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect, designed the Yoyogi National Gymnasium (d. 2005)
- Shmuel Wosner, Austrian-Israeli rabbi and author (d. 2015)
- Syd Hoff, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
- Alexander Liberman, Russian-American publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1999)
- Denis Tomlinson, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 1993)
- Eduard Wirths, German physician (d. 1945)
- Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 1999)
- Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (d. 1960)
- Reggie Nalder, Austrian-American actor (d. 1991)
- Max Delbrück, German-American biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
- Mary Renault, English-South African author (d. 1983)
- Walter Zapp, Latvian-Estonian inventor, invented the Minox (d. 2003)
- Tommy Mitchell, English cricketer (d. 1996)
- William Lyons, English businessman, co-founded Jaguar Cars (d. 1985)
- Antonin Artaud, French actor, director, and playwright (d. 1948)
- Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (d. 1974)
- Fritz Todt, German engineer and politician (d. 1942)
- Gunnar Sommerfeldt, Danish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1947)
- Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer (d. 1943)
- Roy William Neill, Irish-English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
- Albert Orsborn, English 6th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
- Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
- John Dillon, Irish poet and politician (d. 1927)
- Luigi Cadorna, Italian field marshal (d. 1928)
- Lewis Howard Latimer, American inventor (d. 1928)
- Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
- Daniel Burnham, American architect, designed the World's Columbian Exposition (d. 1912)
- Antonio Agliardi, Italian cardinal (d. 1915)
- Martin Wiberg, Swedish philosopher and engineer (d. 1905)
- Dadabhai Naoroji, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1917)
- Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1896)
- Manuel Montt, Chilean scholar and politician, 6th President of Chile (d. 1880)
- Juliusz Słowacki, Polish poet and playwright (d. 1849)
- Raynold Kaufgetz, Swiss soldier, economist, and politician (d. 1869)
- Stephen Whitney, American businessman (d. 1860)
- François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France (d. 1848)
- Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish general and politician (d. 1810)
- Shneur Zalman, Russian rabbi, author and founder of Chabad (d. 1812)
- Job Orton, English minister and author (d. 1783)
- Carl Heinrich Biber, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1749)
- Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (d. 1687)
- George Percy, English explorer (d. 1632)
- Wanli, Chinese emperor (d. 1620)
- Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
- Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1483)
- Felix V, antipope of Rome (d. 1451)
- Alexander III, king of Scotland (d. 1286)
- Al-Biruni, Persian physician and polymath (d. 1048)
Deaths On This Day
- Bill Daily American actor, comedian (b. 1927)
- Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr., lawyer and politician (b. 1933)
- Graham Brazier, New Zealand singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
- Jean Darling, American actress (b. 1922)
- Wilfred de Souza, Indian surgeon and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Goa (b. 1927)
- Warren Murphy, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- Ron Mulock, Australian lawyer and politician, 10th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (b. 1930)
- Gustavo Cerati, Argentine Musician (b.1959)
- Wolfhart Pannenberg, Polish-German theologian and academic (b. 1928)
- Joan Rivers, American comedian, television host, and author (b. 1933)
- Michel Pagé, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1949)
- Dick Raaymakers, Dutch composer and theorist (b. 1930)
- Daniele Seccarecci, Italian bodybuilder (b. 1980)
- Stanislav Stepashkin, Russian boxer (b. 1940)
- Casey Viator, American bodybuilder and journalist (b. 1951)
- Abraham Avigdorov, Israeli soldier (b. 1929)
- Albert Marre, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
- George Savitsky, American football player (b. 1924)
- Syed Mustafa Siraj, Indian author (b. 1930)
- Hakam Sufi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
- Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)
- John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire (b. 1923)
- Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1942)
- Steve Irwin, Australian zoologist and television host (b. 1962)
- Colin Thiele, Australian author, poet, and educator (b. 1920)
- Astrid Varnay, Swedish-American soprano (b. 1918)
- Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
- Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
- Lola Bobesco, Romanian-Belgian violinist and educator (b. 1921)
- Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
- Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist and educator (b. 1904)
- Georg Gawliczek, German footballer and manager (b. 1919)
- Ernst Jaakson, Estonian diplomat (b. 1905)
- Elizabeth Kata, Australian author and screenwriter (b. 1912)
- Dharamvir Bharati, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1926)
- Aldo Rossi, Italian architect, designed the Bonnefanten Museum and Teatro Carlo Felice (b. 1931)
- Joan Clarke, English cryptanalyst and numismatist (b. 1917)
- Chuck Greenberg, American saxophonist, composer, and producer (b. 1950)
- William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
- Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (b. 1943)
- Charlie Barnet, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1913)
- Tom Tryon, American actor and author (b. 1926)
- Dottie West, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1932)
- Lawrence A. Cremin, American historian and author (b. 1925)
- Irene Dunne, American actress and singer (b. 1898)
- Turan Dursun, Turkish scholar and author (b. 1934)
- Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (b. 1903)
- Ronald Syme, New Zealand historian and author (b. 1903)
- Bill Bowes, English cricketer and coach (b. 1908)
- Otto Glória, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1917)
- Hank Greenberg, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
- Vasyl Stus, Ukrainian poet, publicist, and dissident (b. 1938)
- George O'Brien, American actor and singer (b. 1899)
- Jack Tworkov, Polish-American painter (b. 1900)
- Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1899)
- Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher (b. 1894)
- E. F. Schumacher, German-English economist and statistician (b. 1911)
- Creighton Abrams, American general (b. 1914)
- Marcel Achard, French playwright and screenwriter (b. 1899)
- Charles Arnison, English airman (b. 1893)
- Lewi Pethrus, Swedish minister and hymn-writer (b. 1884)
- Albert Schweitzer, French-Gabonese physician, theologian, and missionary, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1875)
- Robert Schuman, Luxembourgian-French politician, 130th Prime Minister of France (b. 1886)
- Erich Fellgiebel, German general (b. 1886)
- George William de Carteret, French-English journalist and author (b. 1869)
- Charles Péguy, French poet and philosopher (b. 1873)
- John Francon Williams, Welsh-born writer, journalist, geographer, historian, cartographer and inventor (b. 1854)
- Clyde Fitch, American playwright and songwriter (b. 1865)
- Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1843)
- John Hunt Morgan, American general (b. 1825)
- William MacGillivray, Scottish biologist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
- Friedrich Laun, German author (b. 1770)
- José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and politician (b. 1785)
- Timothy Brown, English banker and merchant (b. 1743/4)
- Richard Somers, American lieutenant (b. 1778)
- John Hely-Hutchinson, Anglo-Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1724)
- César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer (b. 1714)
- John Fielding, English lawyer and judge (b. 1721)
- Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1725)
- John Ogilby, Scottish-born impresario and cartographer (b. 1600)
- Thomas Smythe, English diplomat (b. 1558)
- Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk (b. 1532)
- Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, English nobleman (b. 1516)
- Johann Dietenberger, German theologian and translator (b. 1475)
- Robert Hallam, English Catholic bishop
- Anna Anachoutlou, empress of Trebizond
- Gegeen Khan, Chinese emperor (b. 1302)
- Margaret of Burgundy, queen of Sicily (b. 1250)
- Joan of England, queen of Sicily (b. 1165)
- Tughril, Seljuq sultan (b. 990)
- Bermudo III, king of León (b. c. 1017)
- Musa al-Kadhim, Arabic imam (b. 745)
- Boniface I, pope of the Catholic Church