On This Day in History: September 8
September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 114 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- California man credits Virgin Mary with $1.2M lottery win. An 86-year-old California man said the Virgin Mary may have had something to do with his $696,000 California Lottery payout.
- SC Lottery director stepping down. Paula Harper Bethea is stepping down as executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery.
- Maryland's No. 1 lottery retailer revealed. Maryland's No. 1 lottery retailer, which relies on homespun ambience created by scores of everyday players, was the only outlet in the state to surpass $500,000 in commissions from selling and cashing tickets during the year.
- Alabama lottery talk renews in upcoming special session. Some Alabama legislators anticipate renewed debate over a state lottery in the upcoming special session but are also uncertain if the idea has much of a chance.
- Illinois Lottery launching a new game Sunday. The Illinois Lottery is launching a new game called My3 this weekend.
- Hoosier Lottery director offers reassurances on outsourcing. Indiana won't turn its lottery over to a private company if bidders don't meet the state's high standards, the executive director of the Hoosier Lottery said Friday.
- Maryland has its first Powerball lottery jackpot winner. For the first time since Powerball lottery tickets went on sale in Maryland in Jan. 2010, a ticket sold in the state of Maryland won the Powerball jackpot.
- Pick 3 'triple' pays out record $2.88M to N.C. Lottery players. Triple digits paid off in a big way for North Carolina Pick 3 players in the Monday, Sept. 6 evening drawing.
- Lottery vending machines rolled out across Florida. Florida state leaders are making the instant gratification of scratch-off tickets even more instant -- installing 1,000 ticket vending machines at lottery retailers across Florida, primarily supermarkets.
- UNC Charlotte student wins $1M lottery jackpot. A UNC Charlotte freshman nursing student is one of the lucky winners of a scratch-off lottery game for $1 million.
- Law creating N.C. Lottery to be reviewed by state's Supreme Court. North Carolina's highest court will decide whether the Legislature approved properly a bill that created the state's education lottery.
- Online gambling executive arrested on state charges. Gambling industry experts agree: If you operate an offshore gaming Web site, stay out of the U.S.
- Another online gambling executive arrested in U.S.. Internet gambling stocks took a dive today after a second sports betting company executive was arrested by United States authorities.
- Fort Knox soldier almost trashed winning lottery ticket. A soldier stationed at Fort Knox apparently made the right decision when he sifted through his trash to check if his lottery tickets were worth anything.
- Play The N.C. Lottery Over The Internet? It Could Happen. The lottery bill that North Carolina Governor Mike Easley signed into law last week allows something no other state does: online gaming.
- Mass. Lottery to host 'retirement party' for Mass Millions game. Treasurer Tim Cahill and Massachusetts State Lottery Director Joe Sullivan will mark the last drawing of the Mass Millions game by throwing a "retirement party" for the game and by unveiling the Lottery's new numbers game.
- Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $39 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $39 million Wednesday.
- Tenn. Lottery Could Include Satellite Network. A legislative sponsor of Tennessee's lottery law says the game could be a high-tech operation when retailers start selling tickets.
- Statement of Gov. Sonny Perdue About the Resignation of Rebecca Paul. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued a statement today regarding the resignation of Rebecca Paul as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
- Miller, Barnes say Paul will be missed at Georgia lottery. A Georgia lottery that could fall short of funding two nationally acclaimed education programs in as little as three years now must operate without the woman who guided it for 10 years. Rebecca Paul said Monday she is leaving to run the Tennessee games.
- What if group buys winning lottery ticket?. Advice for a club which buys lottery tickets for its members.
- Giant lottery operator GTECH wants to add Tennessee to its clientele. GTECH is the company to beat when Tennessee opens the competition for the state's lottery contract. About $220 million to $240 million in annual sales is projected for Tennessee's lottery, which could be up and running next year.
- GTech has winning lottery ticket, checkered past. A Rhode Island company that practically built the nation's state lottery business just added the Florida Lottery as the missing gem to its crown jewels.
- Georgia's Lottery Director to Quit. Rebecca Paul, who started Georgia's lottery and has been its only director for 10 years, is jumping ship to run the startup lottery for neighboring Tennessee.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$248.3 Million
Sep 11, 2013
- 2.$207 Million
Sep 11, 2018
- 3.$205 Million
Sep 10, 2016
- 4.€146 Million
Sep 9, 2011
- 5.$172 Million
Sep 9, 2005
- 6.€149 Million
Sep 10, 2019
- 7.$154 Million
Sep 10, 2019
- 8.€136.21 Million
Sep 8, 2016
- 9.$149 Million
Sep 9, 2015
- 10.$127 Million
Sep 10, 2014
- 11.$120 Million
Sep 11, 2012
- 12.$119 Million
Sep 9, 2006
- 13.$114 Million
Sep 8, 2018
- 13.$114 Million
Sep 8, 2006
- 15.$111 Million
Sep 9, 2016
- 16.$106 Million
Sep 10, 2013
- 17.$102 Million
Sep 10, 2008
- 17.$102 Million
Sep 9, 2017
- 19.$100 Million
Sep 8, 2012
- 20.$95 Million
Sep 8, 2015
- 21.$88 Million
Sep 11, 2002
- 22.€66 Million
Sep 9, 2005
- 23.€61.17 Million
Sep 12, 2014
- 24.$70 Million
Sep 10, 2005
- 24.$70 Million
Sep 8, 2017
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Sep 8, 1991
28 years old
Saturday, Sep 8, 1990
29 years old
Friday, Sep 8, 1989
30 years old
Sunday, Sep 8, 1985
34 years old
Saturday, Sep 8, 1984
35 years old
Saturday, Sep 8, 1984
35 years old
Thursday, Sep 8, 1983
36 years old
Wednesday, Sep 8, 1982
37 years old
Saturday, Sep 8, 1979
40 years old
Monday, Sep 8, 1975
44 years old
Friday, Sep 8, 1972
47 years old
Monday, Sep 8, 1969
50 years old
Friday, Sep 8, 1967
52 years old
Friday, Sep 8, 1967
52 years old
Thursday, Sep 8, 1966
53 years old
Wednesday, Sep 8, 1965
54 years old
Saturday, Sep 8, 1962
57 years old
Friday, Sep 8, 1961
58 years old
Saturday, Sep 8, 1956
63 years old
Thursday, Sep 8, 1955
64 years old
Tuesday, Sep 8, 1953
66 years old
Monday, Sep 8, 1952
67 years old
Friday, Sep 8, 1950
69 years old
Monday, Sep 8, 1947
72 years old
Sunday, Sep 8, 1935
84 years old
Friday, Sep 8, 1933
86 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- NASA launches OSIRIS-REx, its first asteroid sample return mission. The probe will visit 101955 Bennu and is expected to return with samples in 2023.
- Two Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft from EMERCOM land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
- NASA's unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
- USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.
- The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.
- Partnair Flight 394 dives into the North Sea, killing 55 people. The investigation showed that the tail of the plane vibrated loose in flight due to sub-standard connecting bolts that had been fraudulently sold as aircraft-grade.
- Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
- Black Friday, a massacre by soldiers against protesters in Tehran, results in 700-3000 deaths, it marks the beginning of the end of the monarchy in Iran.
- Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, later upgraded to honorable.
- Watergate scandal: US President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
- In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
- The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".
- Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, BR Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star.
- In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
- The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.
- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
- The referendum abolishes the monarchy in Bulgaria.
- The division of Korea begins when United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.
- World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.
- World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) is attacked in an air raid on Frascati.
- World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the armistice with Italy.
- World War II: German forces begin the Siege of Leningrad.
- US Senator from Louisiana Huey Long is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building.
- Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 137 people.
- Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq.
- 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
- Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
- Rif War: Spanish forces including troops from the Foreign Legion under Colonel Francisco Franco landing at Al Hoceima, Morocco.
- Honda Point disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.
- Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
- In a bid to prove that women were capable of serving as military dispatch riders, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrive in Los Angeles, completing a 60-day, 5,500 mile cross-country trip on motorcycles.
- World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
- The 7.2 Mw Calabria earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 557 and 2,500 people.
- Galveston hurricane: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
- The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
- Isaac Peral's submarine is first tested.
- In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.
- In England, the first six Football League matches are played.
- The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.
- American Civil War: In the Second Battle of Sabine Pass, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
- Millennium of Russia monument is unveiled in Novgorod.
- The steamship PS Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.
- William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- November uprising: The Battle of Warsaw effectively ends the Polish insurrection.
- The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.
- French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
- French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
- American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.
- The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta.
- Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
- French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
- French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
- A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
- Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.
- The foundation day in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.
- St. Augustine, Florida is founded by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.
- The Knights of Malta lift the Ottoman siege of Malta that began on May 18.
- The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil.
- Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation: Victoria arrives at Seville, technically completing the first circumnavigation.
- Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
- Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
- Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
- Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia.
- Pope John XXI is chosen.
- The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
- Pope Innocent IV canonises Stanislaus of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II.
- Philip of Swabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, is crowned King of Germany (King of the Romans)
- Election of Antipope Theodoric.
- Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty.
Births On This Day
- Matheus Leist, Brazilian racing driver
- Ellie Black, Canadian gymnast
- Marco Benassi, Italian footballer
- Cameron Dallas, American Internet personality
- Will Bosisto, Australian cricketer
- Nino Niederreiter, Swiss ice hockey player
- Kilian Pruschke, German footballer
- Ignacio González, Mexican footballer
- Joe Sugg, British vlogger
- Matt Barkley, American football player
- Tokelo Rantie, South African footballer
- Musa Nizam, Turkish footballer
- Jos Buttler, English cricketer
- Gylfi Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer
- Avicii, Swedish electronic musician (d. 2018)
- Arrelious Benn, American football player
- Chantal Jones, American model and actress
- Rie Kaneto, Japanese swimmer
- Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian skier
- Danielle Frenkel, Israeli high jumper
- Wiz Khalifa, Haitian rapper and actor
- Illya Marchenko, Ukrainian tennis player
- Marcel Nguyen, German gymnast
- Brett Anderson, Australian rugby league player
- Carlos Bacca, Colombian footballer
- Matt Grothe, American football player
- Dan Hunt, Australian rugby league player
- João Moutinho, Portuguese footballer
- Kirill Nababkin, Russian footballer
- Tomasz Jodłowiec, Polish footballer
- Bobby Parnell, American baseball player
- Vitaly Petrov, Russian race car driver
- Jürgen Säumel, Austrian footballer
- Tiago Treichel, Brazilian footballer
- Peter Whittingham, English footballer
- Kate Beaton, Canadian cartoonist
- Diego Benaglio, Swiss footballer
- Will Blalock, American basketball player
- Chris Judd, Australian footballer
- Wali Lundy, American football player
- Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Australian footballer
- Sarah Stup, American writer and autism activist
- Travis Daniels, American football player
- Kate Abdo, English journalist
- Selim Benachour, Tunisian footballer
- Māris Ļaksa, Latvian basketball player
- Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
- Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
- Pink, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer and manager
- Emanuele Ferraro, Italian footballer
- Gil Meche, American baseball player
- Angela Rawlings, Canadian-American author and poet
- Rebel, American wrestler
- Jay McKee, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
- Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
- Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player
- Lee Eul-yong, South Korean footballer and manager
- Richard Hughes, English drummer
- Chris Latham, Australian rugby player
- Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player
- Larenz Tate, American actor, director, and producer
- Marios Agathokleous, Cypriot footballer
- Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-American director and producer
- Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
- Rick Michaels, American wrestler
- Khamis Al-Dosari, Saudi Arabian footballer
- Gabrial McNair, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer
- Troy Sanders, American singer-songwriter and bass player
- Markus Babbel, German footballer and manager
- Os du Randt, South African rugby player and coach
- Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, American radio and television host
- David Arquette, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and wrestler
- Martin Freeman, English actor
- Lachlan Murdoch, English-Australian businessman
- Dustin O'Halloran, American pianist and composer
- Daniel Petrov, Bulgarian boxer
- Pierre Sévigny, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Neko Case, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paul DiPietro, Canadian-Swiss ice hockey player
- Nidal Malik Hasan, American soldier, psychiatrist, and mass murderer
- Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player
- Lodi, American wrestler
- Andy Ward, Irish rugby player and coach
- John Welborn, Australian rugby player
- Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer and manager
- Petter Hegre, Norwegian photographer
- Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer
- Chris Powell, English footballer and manager
- Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2011)
- Wolfram Klein, German footballer
- Ray Wilson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Eerik-Niiles Kross, Estonian politician and diplomat
- James Packer, Australian businessman
- Kimberly Peirce, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Peter Furler, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Darlene Zschech, Australian singer-songwriter and pastor
- Tutilo Burger, German Benedictine monk and abbot
- Michael Johns, American businessman and political activist
- Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
- Raven, American wrestler
- Alexandros Alexiou, Greek footballer
- Daniel Wolpert, American scientist
- Timothy Well, American wrestler (d. 2017)
- Aimee Mann, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- David Steele, English bass player and songwriter
- Aguri Suzuki, Japanese race car driver
- Bart Batten, American wrestler
- Brad Batten, American wrestler (d. 2014)
- Michael Lardie, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
- Walt Easley, American football player (d. 2013)
- Mick Brown, American drummer
- David Carr, American journalist and author (d. 2015)
- Maurice Cheeks, American basketball player and coach
- Stefan Johansson, Swedish race car driver
- David O'Halloran, Australian footballer (d. 2013)
- Terry Tempest Williams, American environmentalist and author
- Mark Lindsay Chapman, English actor
- Ruby Bridges, American civil rights activist
- Michael Shermer, American historian, author, and academic, founded The Skeptics Society
- Pascal Greggory, French actor
- Stein-Erik Olsen, Norwegian guitarist
- Will Lee, American bass player
- Geoff Miller, English cricketer
- Graham Mourie, New Zealand rugby player
- Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (d. 1996)
- Tom Gullikson, American tennis player and coach
- John McDonnell, English politician
- Dezső Ránki, Hungarian pianist
- Ian Davidson, Scottish lawyer and politician
- Zachary Richard, American singer-songwriter and poet
- Mike Simpson, American dentist and politician
- Edward Hinds, English physicist and academic
- Great Kabuki, Japanese wrestler
- Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
- Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor
- Halldór Ásgrímsson, Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 2015)
- Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer
- Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Cars) (d. 2000)
- Marianne Wiggins, American author
- L. C. Greenwood, American football player (d. 2013)
- Aziz Sancar, Turkish-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Lem Barney, American football player
- Kelly Groucutt, English bass player (Electric Light Orchestra) (d. 2009)
- Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1973)
- Vinko Puljić, Croatian cardinal
- Rogie Vachon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Peter Bellamy, English singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
- Margaret Hodge, English economist and politician
- Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
- Adelaide C. Eckardt, American academic and politician
- Brian Cole, American bass player (d. 1972)
- Judith Hann, English journalist and author
- Sal Valentino, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Bernie Sanders, American politician
- Quentin L. Cook, American religious leader
- Jerzy Robert Nowak, Polish historian and journalist
- Jack Prelutsky, American author and poet
- Carsten Keller, German field hockey player and coach
- Guitar Shorty, American singer and guitarist
- Adrian Cronauer, American sergeant and radio host (d. 2018)
- Kenichi Horie, Japanese sailor
- Sam Nunn, American lawyer and politician
- Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland politician and activist
- Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)
- Archie Goodwin, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
- Roy Newman, English admiral
- Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician
- Ross Brown, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2014)
- Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor (d. 2016)
- Bernard Donoughue, Baron Donoughue, English academic and politician
- Asha Bhosle, Indian singer
- Michael Frayn, English author and playwright
- Jeffrey Koo Sr., Taiwanese banker and businessman (d. 2012)
- Eric Salzman, American composer, producer, and critic (d. 2017)
- Maigonis Valdmanis, Latvian basketball player and coach (d. 1999)
- Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)
- Marion Brown, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)
- John Garrett, English soldier and politician (d. 2007)
- Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Vietnamese general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2011)
- Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor
- Harlan Howard, American songwriter (d. 2002)
- Robert L. Rock, American soldier and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)
- Marguerite Frank, American-French mathematician
- Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 2011)
- Jacqueline Ceballos, American activist, founded the Veteran Feminists of America
- Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (d. 1980)
- Wendell H. Ford, American lieutenant and politician, 53rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 2015)
- Marie-Claire Kirkland, American-Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2016)
- Grace Metalious, American author (d. 1964)
- Mimi Parent, Canadian-Swiss painter (d. 2005)
- Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (d. 2003)
- Wilbur Ware, American double-bassist (d. 1979)
- Sid Caesar, American comic actor and writer (d. 2014)
- Lyndon LaRouche, American politician and activist, founded the LaRouche movement (d. 2019)
- Harry Secombe, Welsh-English actor (d. 2001)
- Gianni Brera, Italian journalist and author (d. 1992)
- Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter and academic (d. 2014)
- Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
- Jan Sedivka, Czech-Australian violinist and educator (d. 2009)
- N. V. M. Gonzalez, Filipino novelist, poet, and writer (d. 1999)
- Patriarch Demetrios I of Constantinople (d. 1991)
- Denys Lasdun, English architect, designed the Royal National Theatre (d. 2001)
- Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (d. 1994)
- Józef Noji, Polish runner (d. 1943)
- William Wentworth, Australian economist and politician, 11th Australian Minister for Human Services (d. 2003)
- Andrei Kirilenko, Russian engineer and politician (d. 1990)
- Jane Arbor, English author (d. 1994)
- Hendrik Verwoerd, Dutch-South African journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1966)
- Tilly Devine, English-Australian organised crime boss (d. 1970)
- Claude Pepper, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
- Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1933)
- Howard Dietz, American publicist and songwriter (d. 1983)
- John Samuel Bourque, Canadian soldier and politician (d. 1974)
- Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and critic (d. 1947)
- Robert A. Taft, American lawyer and politician (d. 1953)
- Siegfried Sassoon, English captain, journalist, and poet (d. 1967)
- Ninon Vallin, French soprano and actress (d. 1961)
- Théodore Pilette, Belgian race car driver (d. 1921)
- Harry Hillman, American runner and hurdler (d. 1945)
- Refik Saydam, Turkish physician and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 1942)
- Inez Knight Allen, Mormon missionary and Utah politician (d. 1937)
- Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (d. 1907)
- David O. McKay, American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1970)
- James William McCarthy, American judge (d. 1939)
- Samuel McLaughlin, Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company (d. 1972)
- José María Pino Suárez, Mexican politician, Vice President of Mexico, murdered in a military coup (d. 1913)
- Seth Weeks, American mandolin player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1953)
- Alexander Parvus, Belarusian-German theoretician and activist (d. 1924)
- Mary of the Divine Heart, German nun and saint (d. 1899)
- W.W. Jacobs, English novelist and short story writer (d. 1943)
- Georg Michaelis, German academic and politician, 6th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
- Gojong of Korea (d. 1919)
- John Jenkins, American-Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1923)
- Paul Chater, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and politician (d. 1926)
- Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (d. 1904)
- Wilhelm Raabe, German author and painter (d. 1910)
- Frédéric Mistral, French poet and lexicographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
- Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (d. 1914)
- Clarence Cook, American author and critic (d. 1900)
- Jaime Nunó, Spanish-American composer, conductor, and director (d. 1908)
- Karl von Ditmar, German geologist and explorer (d. 1892)
- Giuseppina Strepponi, Italian soprano and educator (d. 1897)
- Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French archaeologist, ethnographer, and historian (d. 1874)
- Eduard Mörike, German pastor, poet, and academic (d. 1875)
- N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish pastor, philosopher, and author (d. 1872)
- Mustafa IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1808)
- Anne Catherine Emmerich, German nun and mystic (d. 1824)
- August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1845)
- Carl Stenborg, Swedish opera singer, actor, and director (d. 1813)
- Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 4th Yokozuna (d. 1795)
- Yolande de Polastron, French educator (d. 1793)
- Ozias Humphry, English painter and academic (d. 1810)
- François Francoeur, French violinist and composer (d. 1787)
- Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (d. 1703)
- Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (d. 1654)
- Louis, Grand Condé, French general (d. 1686)
- Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German scholar and critic (d. 1671)
- Toyotomi Hideyori, Japanese nobleman (d. 1615)
- Marin Mersenne, French mathematician, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1648)
- Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish priest and scholar (d. 1585)
- Ludovico Ariosto, Italian playwright and poet (d. 1533)
- Henry Medwall, first known English vernacular dramatist (d. 1501)
- John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (d. 1513)
- Catherine of Bologna, Italian nun and saint (d. 1463)
- Bernardino of Siena, Italian priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1444)
- Charles Martel of Anjou (d. 1295)
- Sancho II of Portugal (d. 1248)
- Richard I of England (d. 1199)
- Ali al-Hadi, Hijazi (Western Arabian), 10th of the Twelve Imams (d. 868)
- Ansgar, German archbishop and saint (d. 865)
- Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (d. 762)
Deaths On This Day
- Gennadi Gagulia, Prime Minister of Abkhazia (b. 1948)
- Chelsi Smith, American singer and beauty pageant winner (b. 1973)
- Pierre Bergé, French businessman (b. 1930)
- Blake Heron, American actor (b. 1982)
- Jerry Pournelle, American author and journalist (b. 1933)
- Ljubiša Samardžić, Serbian actor and director (b. 1936)
- Don Williams, American musician (b. 1939)
- Hannes Arch, Austrian race pilot (b. 1967)
- Dragiša Pešić, Montenegrin politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1954)
- Prince Buster, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1938)
- Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball player (b. 1952)
- Andrew Kohut, American political scientist and academic (b. 1942)
- Tyler Sash, American football player (b. 1988)
- Joost Zwagerman, Dutch author and poet (b. 1963)
- Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (b. 1952)
- S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (b. 1921)
- Sean O'Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (b. 1971)
- Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (b. 1910)
- Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1918)
- George Zuverink, American baseball player (b. 1924)
- Goose Gonsoulin, American football player (b. 1938)
- Don Reichert, Canadian painter and photographer (b. 1932)
- Jean Véronis, French linguist, computer scientist, and blogger (b. 1955)
- Ronald Hamowy, Canadian historian and academic (b. 1937)
- Bill Moggridge, English-American designer, author, and educator, co-founded IDEO (b. 1943)
- Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1920)
- Aage Bohr, Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
- Mike Bongiorno, American-Italian television host (b. 1924)
- Ralph Plaisted, American explorer (b. 1927)
- Vincent Serventy, Australian ornithologist, conservationist, and author (b. 1916)
- Hilda Bernstein, English-South African author and activist (b. 1915)
- Peter Brock, Australian race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1945)
- Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer, footballer, and manager (b. 1932)
- Donald Horne, Australian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1921)
- Frank Thomas, American animator, voice actor, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)
- Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (b. 1968)
- Bill Ricker, Canadian entomologist and author (b. 1908)
- Moondog, American-German singer-songwriter, drummer, and poet (b. 1916)
- Michalis Kounelis, Greek violinist (b. 1928)
- Derek Taylor, English journalist and author (b. 1932)
- Alex North, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
- Denys Watkins-Pitchford, English author and illustrator (b. 1905)
- John Franklin Enders, American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
- Antonin Magne, French cyclist (b. 1904)
- Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian guru, philosopher, and educator (b. 1897)
- Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (b. 1901)
- Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
- Willard Libby, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
- Zero Mostel, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)
- Wolfgang Windgassen, French-German tenor (b. 1914)
- Percy Spencer, American engineer, invented the microwave oven (b. 1894)
- Bud Collyer, American game show host (b. 1908)
- Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and activist (b. 1868)
- Dorothy Dandridge, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
- Hermann Staudinger, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
- Maurice Wilks, English engineer and businessman (d. 1904)
- André Derain, French painter and sculptor (b. 1880)
- Richard Strauss, German composer and manager (b. 1864)
- Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (b. 1881)
- Julius Fučík, Czech journalist (b. 1903)
- Rıza Nur, Turkish surgeon and politician (b. 1879)
- Hemmo Kallio, Finnish actor (b. 1863)
- Carl Weiss, American physician (b. 1906)
- Faisal I of Iraq (b. 1883)
- Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1836)
- Vere St. Leger Goold, Irish tennis player (b. 1853)
- Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist (b. 1821)
- Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (b. 1809)
- Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar, co-founded the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)
- John Aitken, Scottish-American publisher (b. 1745)
- Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist and botanist (b. 1741)
- Ann Lee, English-American religious leader (b. 1736)
- Enoch Poor, American general (b. 1736)
- Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1698)
- Ephraim Williams, American soldier and philanthropist (b. 1715)
- Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)
- Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1606)
- Joseph Hall, English bishop (b. 1574)
- Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1580)
- John Coke, English civil servant and politician (b. 1563)
- Francis Quarles, English poet and author (b. 1592)
- Robert Fludd, English physician, mathematician, and cosmologist (b. 1574)
- Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1566)
- Amy Robsart, English noblewoman (b. 1536)
- Saint Thomas of Villanueva, Spanish bishop and saint(b. 1488)
- John Stokesley, English bishop (b. 1475)
- Charles III of Navarre (b. 1361)
- Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1355)
- Sir Simon Fraser, Scottish knight, hung drawn and quartered by the English
- Antipope Clement III (b. 1029)
- Ahmad ibn Isra'il al-Anbari, Muslim vizier
- Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (b. 750)
- Pope Sergius I (b. 650)
- Arbogast, Frankish general