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On This Day in History:  April 24

April 24 is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 251 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2021
Australian couple hid $100,000 lottery ticket in a safe for eight months. A man and a woman from Australia purposefully waited eight months to collect their $100,000 prize and kept their winning ticket hidden away in a safe before making the claim.
2020
Texas Lottery sales surge amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Lottery revealed that sales of scratch-off tickets surged to $112 million from the previous week's sales of $95 million.
2020
Masks: The new lottery. A new sort of lottery is brewing in Japan. Electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp. has adopted a new method of selling its popular face masks — via a lottery.
2019
Canada lotteries changing biggest games to computerized drawings. Starting mid-May, players of Canada's two largest multi-province lottery games will no longer be able to rely on real lottery ball drawings to choose the winning numbers.
2019
GOP bill would keep Wisconsin lottery winners secret. Two Republican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous.
2017
Trial set to start for 3 people charged in $2M Hoosier Lottery scam case. A jury trial is scheduled to start Monday in the case of three people accused of trying to bilk the Hoosier Lottery out of $2 million.
2017
Pennsylvania eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery. Facing huge deficits, Pennsylvania could become the first state to allow both its casinos and lottery to take its games online in a quest for money from new and younger players.
2017
Study: Seven Ohio residents won the lottery more than 100 times. An analysis of an Ohio Lottery database reveals that seven Ohio residents have won the state lottery more than 100 times in the last three years.
2015
3 face charges in Indiana Lottery scam. Three people redeemed a fraudulent Hoosier Lottery ticket worth $2 million, buying a home and several vehicles with the money before police caught on to the scam, court documents allege.
2014
$2 million Hoosier Lottery winner has to give ex-wife $50,000. A man who won $2 million in the Hoosier Lottery while separated from his wife has to give her only 2.5 percent of the winnings, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
2014
New Mexico woman wins lottery twice in two weeks. A New Mexico woman is on a lucky streak, winning two major scratch-off prizes in the past two weeks.
2014
Chicago man wins lottery three times in three weeks. A Chicago man won the same lottery game three times in three weeks, officials announced Wednesday.
2013
Emotions run hot in NY brothers' $5M lottery ticket trial. By the time the trial of two New York brothers accused of stealing a $5 million lottery ticket finished its third day, emotions had run so hot that the trial judge decided to call it a day.
2012
Virginia woman wins $1 million lottery twice in the same day. Winning the lottery once in a lifetime is pretty lucky. Winning the lottery twice in the same day? Virginia Fike is one of the few people that can describe that feeling.
2009
Maryland lottery pays out big in Pick 4 game. The Thursday Pick 4 midday drawing results of 1-0-2-0 paid out more than $1.5 million in prizes, according to the Maryland Lottery.
2008
Californians to get a full year to claim Mega Millions lottery prizes. Californians who keep their winning Mega Millions lottery tickets in their sock drawers will soon get an additional six months to dig them out and cash them in.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$297 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2021
2.$282 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2016
3.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2019
4.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2010
5.$174 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2020
6.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2012
7.€142.46 Million
US$169.53 Million
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2021
8.€138 Million
US$168.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2018
9.€142.21 Million
US$158.63 Million
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2019
10.$158 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2018
11.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2009
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2019
13.$144 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2008
14.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2013
15.$108 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2016
16.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2021
17.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2004
17.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2013
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2017
20.€75 Million
US$99.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2009
21.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2020
22.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2018
23.€68 Million
US$94.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2014
24.€74.34 Million
US$83.96 Million
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2016
25.$82 Million
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Friday, Apr 24, 1992
29 years old
1983
Sunday, Apr 24, 1983
38 years old
1977
Sunday, Apr 24, 1977
44 years old
1974
Wednesday, Apr 24, 1974
47 years old
1968
Wednesday, Apr 24, 1968
53 years old
1966
Sunday, Apr 24, 1966
55 years old
1964
Friday, Apr 24, 1964
57 years old
1956
Tuesday, Apr 24, 1956
65 years old
1955
Sunday, Apr 24, 1955
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.
2013
Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China's Xinjiang results in death of 21 people.
2011
WikiLeaks starts publishing the Guantanamo Bay files leak.
2005
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
2004
The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
1996
In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is passed into law.
1993
An IRAbomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
1990
STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space ShuttleDiscovery.
1990
Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
1980
Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
1970
China launches Dong Fang Hong I, becoming the fifth nation to put an object into orbit using its own booster.
1970
The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as its first President.
1967
CosmonautVladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
1967
Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily".
1965
Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.
1963
Marriage of Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
1957
Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
1955
The Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
1953
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1944
World War II: The SBS launches a raid against the garrison of Santorini in Greece.
1933
Nazi Germany begins its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg.
1932
Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
1926
The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
1922
The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
1918
World War I: First tank-to-tank combat, during the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. Three British Mark IVs meet three German A7Vs.
1916
Easter Rising: Irish rebels, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, launch an uprising in Dublin against British rule and proclaim an Irish Republic.
1916
Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance.
1915
The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
1914
The Franck-Hertz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society.
1913
The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, is opened.
1895
Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop "Spray".
1885
American sharpshooterAnnie Oakley is hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
1877
Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
1837
The great fire in Surat city of India caused more than 500 deaths and destruction of more than 9000 houses.
1800
The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
1704
The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.
1558
Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
1547
Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League.
1183 BC
Traditional reckoning of the Fall of Troy marking the end of the legendary Trojan War, given by chief librarian of the Library of Alexandria Erastothenes, among others.
1479 BC
Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty).

Births On This Day

1999
Jerry Jeudy, American football player
1998
Ryan Newman, American actress
1997
Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer
1997
Veronika Kudermetova, Russian tennis player
1996
Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player
1994
Jordan Fisher, American singer, dancer, and actor
1994
Caspar Lee, British-South African Youtuber
1993
Ben Davies, Welsh international footballer
1992
Joe Keery, American actor
1992
Laura Kenny, English cyclist
1991
Sigrid Agren, French-Swedish model
1991
Morgan Ciprès, French figure skater
1991
Batuhan Karadeniz, Turkish footballer
1990
Kim Tae-ri, South Korean actress
1990
Jan Veselý, Czech basketball player
1989
Elīna Babkina, Latvian basketball player
1989
David Boudia, American diver
1989
Taja Mohorčič, Slovenian tennis player
1987
Ben Howard, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987
Kris Letang, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Rein Taaramäe, Estonian cyclist
1987
Jan Vertonghen, Belgian international footballer
1987
Varun Dhawan, Indian actor
1986
Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player
1985
Mike Rodgers, American sprinter
1983
Hanna Melnychenko, Ukrainian heptathlete
1982
Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1982
David Oliver, American hurdler
1982
Simon Tischer, German volleyball player
1981
Taylor Dent, American tennis player
1981
Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer
1980
Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer
1980
Karen Asrian, Armenian chess player (d. 2008)
1978
Diego Quintana, Argentine footballer
1977
Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1977
Diego Placente, Argentine footballer
1976
Steve Finnan, Irish international footballer
1976
Frédéric Niemeyer, Canadian tennis player and coach
1975
Dejan Savić, Yugoslavian and Serbian water polo player
1974
Eric Kripke, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1974
Stephen Wiltshire, English illustrator
1973
Gabby Logan, English gymnast, television and radio host
1973
Damon Lindelof, American screenwriter and producer
1973
Brian Marshall, American bass player and songwriter
1973
Eric Snow, American basketball player and coach
1973
Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
1973
Toomas Tohver, Estonian footballer
1973
Lee Westwood, English golfer
1972
Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
1972
Chipper Jones, American baseball player
1972
Jure Košir, Slovenian skier and singer
1971
Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer and umpire
1971
Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1969
Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
1969
Rory McCann, Scottish actor
1969
Eilidh Whiteford, Scottish academic and politician
1968
Aidan Gillen, Irish actor
1968
Todd Jones, American baseball player
1968
Roxanna Panufnik, English composer
1968
Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Kosovo
1967
Dino Rađa, Croatian basketball player
1967
Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan-American baseball player and coach
1966
Pierre Brassard, Canadian comedian and actor
1966
Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, coach, and manager
1966
David Usher, English-Canadian singer-songwriter
1965
Jeff Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1964
Helga Arendt, German sprinter (d. 2013)
1964
Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian, actor, and producer
1964
Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and producer
1964
Witold Smorawiński, Polish guitarist, composer, and educator
1963
Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
Billy Gould, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
1963
Mano Solo, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)
1962
Clemens Binninger, German politician
1962
Stuart Pearce, English footballer, coach, and manager
1962
Steve Roach, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1961
Andrew Murrison, English physician and politician, Minister for International Security Strategy
1959
Paula Yates, British-Australian television host and author (d. 2000)
1958
Brian Paddick, English police officer and politician
1957
Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Pakistani-English businessman and politician
1956
James A. Winnefeld, Jr., American admiral
1955
Marion Caspers-Merk, German politician
1955
John de Mol Jr., Dutch businessman, co-founded Endemol
1955
Eamon Gilmore, Irish trade union leader and politician, 25th Tánaiste of Ireland
1955
Margaret Moran, British politician and criminal
1955
Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (d. 1992)
1955
Michael O'Keefe, American actor
1955
Bill Osborne, New Zealand rugby player
1954
Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist, activist, and convicted murderer
1954
Jack Blades, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1953
Eric Bogosian, American actor and writer
1952
Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
1952
Ralph Winter, American film producer
1951
Ron Arad, Israeli architect and academic
1951
Christian Bobin, French author and poet
1951
Nigel Harrison, English bass player and songwriter
1951
Enda Kenny, Irish educator and politician, 13th Taoiseach of Ireland
1950
Rob Hyman, American singer-songwriter and musician
1949
Eddie Hart, American sprinter
1949
Véronique Sanson, French singer-songwriter and producer
1948
Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2013)
1948
Eliana Gil, Ecuadorian-American psychiatrist, therapist, and author
1947
Josep Borrell, Spanish engineer and politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament
1947
João Braz de Aviz, Brazilian cardinal
1947
Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Denise Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician
1947
Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1946
Doug Christie, Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2013)
1945
Doug Clifford, American drummer and songwriter
1944
Peter Cresswell, English judge
1944
Maarja Nummert, Estonian architect
1944
Tony Visconti, American record producer, musician and singer
1943
Richard Sterban, American country & gospel bass singer
1943
Gordon West, English footballer (d. 2012)
1942
Richard M. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 54th Mayor of Chicago
1942
Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, activist, and producer
1941
Richard Holbrooke, American journalist, banker, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2010)
1941
John Williams, Australian-English guitarist and composer
1940
Sue Grafton, American author (d. 2017)
1937
Joe Henderson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2001)
1936
David Crombie, Canadian educator and politician, 56th Mayor of Toronto
1936
Jill Ireland, English actress (d. 1990)
1934
Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (d. 2015)
1934
Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, and dancer
1931
Abdelhamid Kermali, Algerian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1931
Bridget Riley, English painter and illustrator
1930
Jerome Callet, American instrument designer, educator, and author (d. 2019)
1930
Richard Donner, American actor, director, and producer
1930
José Sarney, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 31st President of Brazil
1929
Dr. Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2006)
1928
Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2020)
1928
Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (d. 2008)
1928
Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (d. 2012)
1927
Josy Barthel, Luxembourgian runner and politician, Luxembourgian Minister for Energy (d. 1992)
1926
Marilyn Erskine, American actress
1926
Thorbjörn Fälldin, Swedish farmer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2016)
1925
Franco Leccese, Italian sprinter (d. 1992)
1924
Clement Freud, German-English radio host, academic, and politician (d. 2009)
1924
Ruth Kobart, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
1923
Gus Bodnar, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)
1923
Doris Burn, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
1922
Marc-Adélard Tremblay, Canadian anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)
1920
Gino Valenzano, Italian race car driver (d. 2011)
1919
David Blackwell, American mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
1919
Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (d. 2013)
1916
Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2002)
1914
William Castle, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1914
Phil Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1991)
1914
Justin Wilson, American chef and author (d. 2001)
1913
Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
1912
Ruth Osburn, American discus thrower (d. 1994)
1908
Marceline Day, American actress (d. 2000)
1908
Inga Gentzel, Swedish runner (d. 1991)
1908
Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor (d. 1963)
1907
Gabriel Figueroa, Mexican cinematographer (d. 1997)
1906
William Joyce, American-born Irish-British Nazi propaganda broadcaster (d. 1946)
1906
Mimi Smith, English nurse (d. 1991)
1905
Al Bates, American long jumper (d. 1999)
1905
Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (d. 1989)
1904
Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (d. 1997)
1903
José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician, founded the Falange (d. 1936)
1900
Elizabeth Goudge, English author and educator (d. 1984)
1899
Oscar Zariski, Russian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)
1897
Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican colonel and politician, 45th President of Mexico (d. 1955)
1897
Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist, anthropologist, and engineer (d. 1941)
1889
Stafford Cripps, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1952)
1889
Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and academic (d. 1924)
1888
Pe Maung Tin, Burma-based scholar and educator (d. 1973)
1887
Denys Finch Hatton, English hunter (d. 1931)
1885
Thomas Cronan, American triple jumper (d. 1962)
1885
Con Walsh, Irish-Canadian hammer thrower and footballer (d. 1961)
1882
Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish-English air marshal (d. 1970)
1880
Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer and businessman, developed the zipper (d. 1954)
1880
Josef Müller, Croatian entomologist (d. 1964)
1879
Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian-American circus performer (d. 1984)
1878
Jean Crotti, Swiss-French painter (d. 1958)
1876
Erich Raeder, German admiral (d. 1960)
1868
Sandy Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1944)
1862
Tomitaro Makino, Japanese botanist (d. 1957)
1860
Queen Marau, last Queen of Tahiti (d.1935)
1856
Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (d. 1951)
1845
Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
1823
Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, Mexican politician, President of Mexico (d. 1889)
1815
Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1882)
1784
Peter Vivian Daniel, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1860)
1743
Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman and engineer, invented the power loom (d. 1823)
1718
Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-English painter and educator (d. 1784)
1706
Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1780)
1620
John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (d. 1674)
1608
Gaston, Duke of Orléans, third son of King Henry IV of France (d. 1660)
1581
Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)
1562
Xu Guangqi, Ming Dynasty Chinese politician, scholar and lay Catholic leader (d. 1633)
1545
Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, English Earl (d. 1581)
1538
Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (d. 1587)
1533
William I of Orange, founding father of the Netherlands (d. 1584)
1532
Thomas Lucy, English politician (d. 1600)
1492
Sabina of Bavaria, Bavarian duchess and noblewoman (d. 1564)
1086
Ramiro II of Aragon (d. 1157)

Deaths On This Day

2020
Harold Reid, bass singer for The Statler Brothers (b. 1939)
2017
Robert Pirsig, American author and philosopher (b. 1928)
2016
Tommy Kono, American weightlifter and coach (b. 1930)
2015
Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1922)
2014
Hans Hollein, Austrian architect, designed Haas House (b. 1934)
2014
Sandy Jardine, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1948)
2014
Shobha Nagi Reddy, Indian politician (b. 1968)
2014
Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1921)
2011
Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philanthropist (b. 1926)
2008
Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, and saxophonist, and composer (b. 1921)
2006
Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
2006
Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi and author (b. 1914)
2005
Ezer Weizman, Israeli general and politician, 7th President of Israel (b. 1924)
2005
Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
2004
José Giovanni, French-Swiss director and producer (b. 1923)
2004
Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded Estée Lauder Companies (b. 1906)
2003
Nüzhet Gökdoğan, Turkish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1910)
2002
Lucien Wercollier, Luxembourgian sculptor (b. 1908)
2001
Josef Peters, German race car driver (b. 1914)
2001
Johnny Valentine, American wrestler (b. 1928)
1997
Allan Francovich, American director and producer (b. 1941)
1997
Pat Paulsen, American comedian and activist (b. 1927)
1997
Eugene Stoner, American engineer, designed the AR-15 rifle (b. 1922)
1995
Lodewijk Bruckman, Dutch painter (b. 1903)
1993
Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer and activist (b. 1917)
1993
Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese philosopher and theorist (b. 1917)
1984
Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish author (b. 1891)
1983
Erol Güngör, Turkish sociologist, psychologist, and academic (b. 1938)
1983
Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
1982
Ville Ritola, Finnish runner (b. 1896)
1980
Alejo Carpentier, Swiss-Cuban musicologist and author (b. 1904)
1976
Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (b. 1890)
1975
Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
1974
Bud Abbott, American comedian and producer (b. 1895)
1972
Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892)
1970
Otis Spann, American singer and pianist (b. 1930)
1968
Walter Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
1967
Vladimir Komarov, Russian pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1927)
1967
Robert Richards, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of South Australia (b. 1885)
1966
Simon Chikovani, Georgian poet and author (b. 1902)
1965
Louise Dresser, American actress (b. 1878)
1964
Gerhard Domagk, German pathologist and bacteriologist (b. 1895)
1962
Milt Franklyn, American composer (b. 1897)
1961
Lee Moran, American actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
1960
Max von Laue, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
1954
Guy Mairesse, French race car driver (b. 1910)
1948
Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer (b. 1863)
1947
Hans Biebow, German SS officer (b. 1902)
1947
Willa Cather, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1873)
1945
Ernst-Robert Grawitz, German physician (b. 1899)
1944
Charles Jordan, American magician (b. 1888)
1942
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (b. 1874)
1941
Karin Boye, Swedish author and poet (b. 1900)
1939
Louis Trousselier, French cyclist (b. 1881)
1938
George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
1935
Anastasios Papoulas, Greek general (b. 1857)
1931
David Kldiashvili, Georgian author and playwright (b. 1862)
1924
G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist and academic (b. 1844)
1891
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, German field marshal (b. 1800)
1889
Zulma Carraud, French author (b. 1796)
1852
Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1783)
1794
Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1719)
1779
Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and academic, founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
1748
Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman and translator (b. 1683)
1731
Daniel Defoe, English journalist, novelist, and spy (b. 1660)
1656
Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
1622
Fidelis of Sigmaringen, German friar and saint (b. 1577)
1617
Concino Concini, Italian-French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1575)
1513
Şehzade Ahmet, Ottoman prince (b. 1465)
1479
Jorge Manrique, Spanish poet (b. 1440)
1338
Theodore I, Marquess of Montferrat (b. 1291)
1288
Gertrude of Austria (b. 1226)
1149
Petronille de Chemillé, abbess of Fontevrault
624
Mellitus, saint and archbishop of Canterbury

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