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On This Day in History:  August 26

August 26 is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 127 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Mississippi Lottery announces its first daily draw game. Since officially launching on November 25, 2019, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation will be releasing its first-ever daily draw game this coming Tuesday, September 1.
2020
Lucky number 9: thousands of lottery players win a total of $9.2M with winning numbers 9-9-9-9. Thousands of North Carolina lottery players are celebrating lucky number 9 after winning numbers 9-9-9-9 were drawn for the Pick 4 game on Monday night.
2019
Florida Lottery admits error, winner collects two years later. A Florida man finally has his lottery prize after a local media investigation exposed a state error.
2018
Mississippi lottery bill advances, but more work remains. Mississippi could be inching closer to creating a lottery and leaving the list of six states that don't offer the game of chance.
2018
UK Lottery botched raffle draw results. Five players in a UK National Lottery raffle missed out on becoming millionaires after a technical fault on its website hid winning tickets, it can be revealed.
2016
Hope still alive: Alabama House passes modified lottery bill. The Alabama House of Representatives narrowly approved Gov. Robert Bentley's proposed state lottery Thursday night after 10 hours of contentious debate and two vote attempts.
2015
Alabama lottery proposal dead for now. Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, recently announced he will not push his bill to allow a statewide vote on a lottery and casinos during the second special session.
2011
Struggling couple wins $10M lottery jackpot. The overjoyed $10 million (US$10.5 million) winners of Thursday night's Australian Powerball game don't want to be named, but said they had been struggling to make ends meet on one income for years.
2011
Nebraska Lottery records best year ever. For the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011, The Nebraska Lottery recorded the highest revenue since the lottery began in 1993, marking the eighth consecutive year of increased sales.
2010
Ottawa man claims $25M Lotto Max prize. An Ottawa construction worker is $25 million richer after claiming his Lotto Max prize almost two weeks after the winning numbers were drawn.
2009
24 employees at Toledo retirement home rejoice over big lottery win. 24 of the 77 employees at a Toledo, Ohio, retirement home will share $250,000 after hitting five of six numbers in the multi-state Mega Millions game.
2009
Florida's newest lottery millionaire. A Jackson County woman is the state's newest Florida lottery millionaire. Lottery officials presented 33-year-old Dawna McAlpin with her check today at the Grand Ridge convenience store that sold her the winning ticket. McAlpin is keeping a level head about her newfound wealth.
2009
Arkansas Lottery begins licensing retailers for ticket sales. A Murphy USA retail outlet in Magnolia on Wednesday received the first license issued in the state to sell tickets for Arkansas' scholarship lottery when scratch-off games begin next month.
2009
$325 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again. There has been another rollover in the top prize for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery -- expanding the jackpot to a staggering $325 million for the Friday drawing.
2007
Single winner in $314M Powerball lottery drawing. Powerball lottery officials say one winning ticket was sold in Indiana for Saturday night's $314 million jackpot.
2005
Powerball lottery changes go into effect Sunday. Changes to Powerball, the country's largest lotto game, take effect Sunday (August 28), with two new numbers added to the mix.
2005
Indiana Lottery has limit for Pick 3 and Pick 4 Numbers. There are occasions when the Hoosier Lottery will close betting on certain combinations when too many people are betting one number.
2004
Kansas lottery player keeps winning. Topeka resident Louis Guebara just added a third big payday to his list of lottery achievements.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $28 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $28 million, with a cash option of $15.3 million.
2004
Arizona Lottery has record sales. Arizonans pursuing quick riches bought a record $366.6 million in Lottery tickets in the year that ended June 30, a nearly 14 percent gain over the previous 12 months.
2004
Florida Man Accused Of Stealing Lottery Winnings. A former MetLife salesman from Tampa is accused of stealing more than $375,000 from brokerage and other accounts a millionaire lottery winner established with MetLife, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court.
2004
Bookkeeper's lottery habit costly. After serving a 14-month prison term for first-degree theft, the Federal Way woman, now 68, should have her $549,000 restitution bill paid off in a little over 457 years.
2004
Atlantic Lottery Corporation starts online ticket sales. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation has pioneered a controversial website that sells lottery tickets on the Internet.
2003
Kansas Lottery Winner to Stay Anonymous. Kansas Lottery officials have honored the request of the record-setting winner of the Super Kansas Cash drawing Wednesday to stay anonymous.
2003
USC, MUSC, Clemson awarded $6 million in matching lotto research funds. South Carolina's three research universities will work together on a project to produce human tissue and organs with the help of $6 million in state lottery funds.
2003
Lottery board sets criteria for ticket sellers. Retailers who want to sell tickets for the new Tennessee lottery must abide by a list of criteria set Monday by the lottery corporation board.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$336 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2009
2.$250 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2007
3.€140 Million
US$154.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2020
4.€129.75 Million
US$145.25 Million
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2016
5.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2016
6.$134 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2018
7.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2010
8.€88 Million
US$129.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2008
9.€88 Million
US$127.22 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2011
10.€108 Million
US$119.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2019
11.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2013
12.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2003
13.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2008
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2002
15.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2019
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2015
16.$100 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2004
18.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2005
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2001
20.$86 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2007
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2014
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2018
23.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2016
24.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2012
25.€61 Million
US$70.95 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1998
Wednesday, Aug 26, 1998
22 years old
1989
Saturday, Aug 26, 1989
31 years old
1982
Thursday, Aug 26, 1982
38 years old
1976
Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
44 years old
1976
Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
44 years old
1970
Wednesday, Aug 26, 1970
50 years old
1969
Tuesday, Aug 26, 1969
51 years old
1968
Monday, Aug 26, 1968
52 years old
1967
Saturday, Aug 26, 1967
53 years old
1954
Thursday, Aug 26, 1954
66 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing the Georgia Dome that was demolished on November 20.
2015
Two U.S. journalists are shot and killed by a disgruntled former coworker while conducting a live report in Moneta, Virginia.
2011
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA.
2009
Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is discovered alive in California after being missing for over 18 years.
1999
Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
1998
The first flight of the Air Force Delta III ends in disaster 75 seconds after liftoff resulting in the loss of the Galaxy X satellite.
1997
Beni Ali massacre occurs in Algeria, leaving 60 to 100 people dead.
1980
After John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, in the United States, the FBI inadvertently detonates the bomb during its disarming.
1978
Papal conclave: Albino Luciani is elected as Pope John Paul I.
1977
The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
1970
A new feminist movement leads a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.
1966
The South African Border War starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.
1944
World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
1942
At Chortkiv, the Ukrainian police and German Schutzpolizei deport two thousand Jews to Bełżec extermination camp. Five hundred of the sick and children are murdered on the spot. This continued until the next day.
1940
Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
1922
Greco-Turkish War (1919-22): Turkish army launched what has come to be known to the Turks as the "Great Offensive" (Büyük Taarruz). The major Greek defense positions were overrun.
1920
The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
1914
World War I: The German colony of Togoland surrenders to French and British forces after a 20-day campaign.
1914
World War I: During the retreat from Mons, the British II Corps commanded by General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien fought a vigorous and successful defensive action at Le Cateau.
1883
The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
1814
Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupts in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.
1813
War of the Sixth Coalition: An impromptu battle takes place when French and Prussian-Russian forces accidentally run into each other near Liegnitz, Prussia (now Legnica, Poland).
1810
The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
1791
John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
1789
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
1778
The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
1768
Captain James Cooksets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
1748
The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia.
1542
Francisco de Orellana navigated the Amazon River, reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
1444
Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs: A vastly outnumbered force of Swiss Confederates is defeated by the Dauphin Louis (future Louis XI of France) and his army of 'Armagnacs' near Basel.
1346
Hundred Years' War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights is established at the Battle of Crécy.
1303
Alauddin Khalji captures Chittorgarh.
1278
Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolf I of Germany defeat Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle on the Marchfeld near Dürnkrut in (then) Moravia.
1071
The Seljuq Turks defeat the Byzantine army at the Battle of Manzikert, and soon gain control of most of Anatolia.
683
Yazid I's army kills 11,000 people of Medina including notable Sahabas in Battle of al-Harrah.

Births On This Day

1993
Keke Palmer, American singer-songwriter, presenter and television personality
1991
Jessica Diggins, American cross-country skier
1991
Dylan O'Brien, American actor
1990
Mateo Musacchio, Argentinian footballer
1989
James Harden, American basketball player
1988
Elvis Andrus, Venezuelan baseball player
1988
Wayne Simmonds, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Lars Stindl, German football player
1987
Juan Joseph, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1986
Vladislav Gussev, Estonian footballer
1986
Colin Kazim-Richards, Turkish footballer
1985
Oleksiy Kasyanov, Ukrainian decathlete
1985
Brandon McDonald, American football player
1985
David Price, American baseball player
1983
Mattia Cassani, Italian footballer
1983
Félix Porteiro, Spanish race car driver
1982
Angelo Iorio, Italian footballer
1982
John Mulaney, American comedian, actor, writer, and producer
1982
Jayson Nix, American baseball player
1982
Noah Welch, American ice hockey player
1981
Tino Best, Barbadian cricketer
1981
Sebastian Bönig, German footballer
1981
Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
1981
Vangelis Moras, Greek footballer
1981
Petey Williams, Canadian wrestler
1980
Macaulay Culkin, American actor
1980
Brendan Harris, American baseball player
1980
Manolis Papamakarios, Greek basketball player
1980
Chris Pine, American actor
1979
Jamal Lewis, American football player
1979
Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
1979
Rubén Arriaza Pazos, Spanish footballer
1977
Therese Alshammar, Swedish swimmer
1977
Liam Botham, English rugby player and cricketer
1977
Saeko Chiba, Japanese voice actress and singer
1977
Simone Motta, Italian footballer
1976
Mike Colter, American actor
1976
Amaia Montero, Spanish singer-songwriter
1975
Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player and coach
1974
Kelvin Cato, American basketball player and coach
1973
Richard Evatt, English boxer (d. 2012)
1971
Thalía, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actress
1970
Jason Little, Australian rugby player
1970
Melissa McCarthy, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Brett Schultz, South African cricketer
1969
Adrian Young, American drummer and songwriter (No Doubt)
1968
Chris Boardman, English cyclist
1967
Michael Gove, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Education
1966
Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player and coach
1966
Shirley Manson, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
1965
Marcus du Sautoy, English mathematician and academic
1965
Chris Burke, actor
1964
Allegra Huston, English-American author and screenwriter
1964
Bobby Jurasin, American-Canadian football player and coach
1964
Chad Kreuter, American baseball player and manager
1964
Zadok Malka, Israeli footballer and manager
1964
Torsten Schmitz, German boxer
1964
Carsten Wolf, German cyclist
1964
Mehriban Aliyeva, 1st Vice President of Azerbaijan, goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO.
1963
David Byas, English cricketer and umpire
1963
Stephen J. Dubner, American journalist and author
1963
Patrice Oppliger, American author, critic, and academic
1962
Roger Kingdom, American hurdler
1961
Daniel Lévi, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and pianist
1961
Jeff Parrett, American baseball player
1960
Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader
1960
Ola Ray, American model and actress
1959
Oliver Colvile, English lawyer and politician
1959
Stan Van Gundy, American basketball player and coach
1958
Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
1957
Nikky Finney, American poet and academic
1956
Sally Beamish, English viola player and composer
1956
Mark Mangino, American football player and coach
1955
Ian Dejardin, English historian and curator
1955
Giuseppe Resnati, Italian chemist and educator
1954
Howard Clark, English golfer and sportscaster
1954
Tracy Krohn, American race car driver and businessman
1954
Hugh Pelham, British academic and educator
1953
Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
1952
Bryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player
1952
Michael Jeter, American actor (d. 2003)
1952
Will Shortz, American journalist and puzzle creator
1951
Gerd Bonk, German weightlifter (d. 2014)
1951
Edward Witten, American physicist and academic
1949
Allahshukur Pashazadeh, Azerbaijani cleric
1949
Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947
Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
1946
Zhou Ji, Chinese engineer and politician, 14th Chinese Minister of Education
1946
Valerie Simpson, American singer-songwriter
1946
Alison Steadman, English actress
1945
Tom Ridge, American sergeant and politician, 1st Secretary of Homeland Security
1944
Alan Parker, English guitarist and songwriter
1944
Judith Rees, English geographer and academic
1944
Maureen Tucker, American singer-songwriter and drummer
1943
Dori Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Dennis Turner, Baron Bilston, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1942
Chow Kwai Lam, Malaysian football coach and player (d. 2018)
1941
Chris Curtis, English drummer and singer (The Searchers) (d. 2005)
1941
Jane Merrow, English actress, producer, and screenwriter
1941
Barbet Schroeder, French-Swiss director and producer
1940
Michael Cockerell, English journalist
1940
Vic Dana, American dancer and singer
1940
Don LaFontaine, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1940
Nik Turner, English musician and songwriter (Hawkwind)
1939
Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli businessman and politician (d. 2007)
1939
Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazilian banker and financier
1938
Jet Black, English drummer
1937
Don Bowman, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1936
Benedict Anderson, American political scientist and academic (d. 2015)
1935
Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
1935
Karen Spärck Jones, English computer scientist and academic (d. 2007)
1934
Tom Heinsohn, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1934
Kevin Ryan, Australian rugby player, coach, lawyer and politician
1932
Luis Salvadores Salvi, Chilean basketball player (d. 2014)
1931
Kálmán Markovits, Hungarian water polo player (d. 2009)
1930
Joe Solomon, Guyanese cricketer and coach
1929
Reuben Kamanga, Zambian soldier and politician, 1st Vice President of Zambia (d. 1996)
1928
Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (d. 2015)
1926
Anahit Tsitsikian, Armenian violinist and educator (d. 1999)
1926
Robert Vickrey, American painter and author (d. 2011)
1925
Jack Hirshleifer, American economist and academic (d. 2005)
1925
Alain Peyrefitte, French scholar and politician, Minister of Justice for France (d. 1999)
1925
Pyotr Todorovsky, Ukrainian-Russian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2013)
1925
Etelka Keserű, Hungarian economist and politician (d. 2018)
1925
Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt, Chilean composer
1924
Alex Kellner, American baseball player (d. 1996)
1923
Wolfgang Sawallisch, German pianist and conductor (d. 2013)
1922
Irving R. Levine, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
1921
Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and scholar (d. 1994)
1921
Benjamin C. Bradlee, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
1920
Brant Parker, American illustrator (d. 2007)
1920
Prem Tinsulanonda, Thai general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Thailand
1919
Gerard Campbell, American priest and academic (d. 2012)
1918
Katherine Johnson, American physicist and mathematician
1915
Humphrey Searle, English composer and conductor (d. 1982)
1914
Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and translator (d. 1984)
1914
Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish soldier and poet (d. 2008)
1911
Otto Binder, American author and screenwriter (d. 1974)
1910
Mother Teresa, Macedonian-Indian nun and missionary, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1909
Eric Davies, South African cricketer and educator (d. 1976)
1909
Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)
1909
Gene Moore, American baseball player (d. 1978)
1908
Walter Bruno Henning, Prussian-American linguist and scholar (d. 1967)
1908
Aubrey Schenck, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1999)
1906
Albert Sabin, Polish-American physician and virologist, developed the polio vaccine (d. 1993)
1904
Christopher Isherwood, English-American author and academic (d. 1986)
1904
Joe Hulme, English footballer and cricketer (d. 1991)
1903
Caroline Pafford Miller, American author (d. 1992)
1901
Eleanor Dark, Australian author and poet (d. 1985)
1901
Hans Kammler, German SS officer and engineer (d. 1945)
1901
Jimmy Rushing, American singer and bandleader (d. 1972)
1901
Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Vietnam (d. 1987)
1901
Chen Yi, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 1972)
1900
Margaret Utinsky, American nurse, recipient of the Medal of Freedom (d. 1970)
1900
Hellmuth Walter, German-American engineer and businessman (d. 1980)
1898
Peggy Guggenheim, American-Italian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1979)
1897
Yun Posun, South Korean activist and politician, 2nd President of South Korea (d. 1990)
1896
Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian soldier and politician (d. 1990)
1894
Sparky Adams, American baseball player and farmer (d. 1989)
1891
Acharya Chatursen Shastri, Indian author and playwright (d. 1960)
1888
Gustavo R. Vincenti, Maltese architect and developer (d. 1974)
1885
Jules Romains, French author and poet (d. 1972)
1882
James Franck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
1882
Sam Hardy, English footballer (d. 1966)
1880
Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1918)
1875
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish-Canadian historian and politician, 15th Governor General of Canada (d. 1940)
1874
Zona Gale, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1938)
1873
Lee de Forest, American engineer and academic, invented the Audion tube (d. 1961)
1865
Arthur James Arnot, Scottish-Australian engineer, designed the Spencer Street Power Station (d. 1946)
1862
Herbert Booth, Canadian songwriter and bandleader (d. 1926)
1856
Clara Schønfeld, Danish actress (d. 1939)
1854
Arnold Fothergill, English cricketer (d. 1932)
1819
Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1861)
1797
Saint Innocent of Alaska, Russian Orthodoxmissionarypriest, then the first Orthodox bishop and archbishop in the Americas, and finally the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia (d. 1879)
1792
Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan soldier and politician, 4th President of Uruguay (d. 1857)
1775
William Joseph Behr, German publicist and academic (d. 1851)
1751
Manuel Abad y Queipo, Spanish-born Mexican bishop (d. 1825)
1743
Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist and biologist (d. 1794)
1740
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor, invented the hot air balloon (d. 1810)
1736
Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1790)
1728
Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1777)
1695
Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault, French singer-songwriter (d. 1791)
1694
Elisha Williams, English colonial minister, academic, and politician (d. 1755)
1676
Robert Walpole, English scholar and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1745)
1596
Frederick V, Elector Palatine, Bohemian king (d. 1632)
1582
Humilis of Bisignano, Italian Franciscan friar and saint (d. 1637)
1548
Bernardino Poccetti, Italian painter (d. 1612)
1469
Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Neil Simon, American playwright and author (b. 1927)
2017
Tobe Hooper, American film director (b. 1943)
2015
Amelia Boynton Robinson, American activist (b. 1911)
2015
Donald Eric Capps, American theologian, author, and academic (b. 1939)
2015
P. J. Kavanagh, English poet and author (b. 1931)
2015
Stefanos Manikas, Greek politician (b. 1952)
2015
Francisco San Diego, Filipino bishop (b. 1935)
2014
Christian Bourquin, French lawyer and politician (b. 1954)
2014
Peter Bacon Hales, American historian, photographer, and author (b. 1950)
2014
Caroline Kellett, English journalist (b. 1960)
2014
Chūsei Sone, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
2013
Hélie de Saint Marc, French soldier (b. 1922)
2013
John J. Gilligan, American soldier and politician, 62nd Governor of Ohio (b. 1921)
2013
Bill Schmitz, American football player and coach (b. 1954)
2013
Jack Sinagra, American lawyer and politician (b. 1950)
2013
Clyde A. Wheeler, American soldier and politician (b. 1921)
2012
Russ Alben, American composer and businessman (b. 1929)
2012
Reginald Bartholomew, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1936)
2012
Jacques Bensimon, Canadian director and producer (b. 1943)
2012
Krzysztof Wilmanski, Polish-German physicist and academic (b. 1940)
2011
George Band, Taiwanese-English mountaineer and author (b. 1929)
2011
Patrick C. Fischer, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)
2011
John McAleese, Scottish sergeant (b. 1949)
2010
Raimon Panikkar, Catalan priest and scholar (b. 1918)
2009
Dominick Dunne, American journalist and novelist (b. 1925)
2007
Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger jurist and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1928)
2006
Rainer Barzel, Polish-German lawyer and politician, Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1924)
2006
Clyde Walcott, Barbadian cricketer and coach (b. 1926)
2005
Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1960)
2005
Robert Denning, American art collector and interior designer (b. 1927)
2005
Moondog King, Canadian wrestler and politician (b. 1949)
2004
Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1952)
2003
Jim Wacker, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
2001
Louis Muhlstock, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1904)
2001
Marita Petersen, Faroese educator and politician, 8th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1940)
2000
Akbar Adibi, Iranian engineer and academic (b. 1939)
1998
Frederick Reines, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1995
John Brunner, English-Scottish author and poet (b. 1934)
1993
Reima Pietilä, Finnish architect, co-designed the Kaleva Church (b. 1923)
1992
Bob de Moor, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1925)
1990
Tang Chang, Thai artist (b. 1934)
1989
Irving Stone, American author (b. 1903)
1988
Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
1987
John Goddard, Barbadian-English cricketer and manager (b. 1919)
1987
Georg Wittig, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1986
Ted Knight, American actor (b. 1923)
1981
Roger Nash Baldwin, American trade union leader, co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (b. 1884)
1981
Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)
1980
Rosa Albach-Retty, German-Austrian actress (b. 1874)
1980
Tex Avery, American animator, director, and voice actor (b. 1908)
1979
Mika Waltari, Finnish author, translator, and academic (b. 1908)
1978
Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1899)
1978
José Manuel Moreno, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1916)
1977
H. A. Rey, German-American author and illustrator, created Curious George (b. 1898)
1976
Lotte Lehmann, German-American soprano (b. 1888)
1975
Olaf Holtedahl, Norwegian geologist and academic (b. 1885)
1974
Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and explorer (b. 1902)
1972
Francis Chichester, English pilot and sailor (b. 1901)
1968
Kay Francis, American actress (b. 1905)
1966
W. W. E. Ross, Canadian geophysicist and poet (b. 1894)
1958
Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer and educator (b. 1872)
1956
Alfred Wagenknecht, German-American activist (b. 1881)
1946
Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
1945
Franz Werfel, Austrian author and playwright (b. 1890)
1944
Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat (b. 1909)
1943
Bîmen Şen, Turkish composer and songwriter (b. 1873)
1930
Lon Chaney, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1883)
1921
Matthias Erzberger, German publicist and politician (b. 1875)
1921
Sándor Wekerle, Hungarian jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1848)
1910
William James, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1842)
1878
Mariam Baouardy, Syrian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (b. 1846)
1865
Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer and academic (b. 1791)
1850
Louis Philippe I of France (b. 1773)
1813
Theodor Körner, German soldier and author (b. 1791)
1810
Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires, French-Spanish sailor and politician, 10th Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (b. 1753)
1785
George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, English soldier and politician, 3rd Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1716)
1723
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch microscopist and biologist (b. 1632)
1714
Constantin Brâncoveanu, Ruler of Wallachia (b. 1654)
1714
Edward Fowler, English bishop and author (b. 1632)
1666
Frans Hals, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1580)
1595
António, Prior of Crato (b. 1531)
1572
Petrus Ramus, French philosopher and logician (b. 1515)
1551
Margaret Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)
1500
Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (b. 1449)
1486
Ernest, Elector of Saxony (b. 1441)
1462
Catherine Zaccaria, Despotess of the Morea
1399
Mikhail II, Grand Prince of Tver (b. 1333)
1349
Thomas Bradwardine, English archbishop, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1290)
1346
Charles II, Count of Alençon (b. 1297)
1346
Louis I, Count of Flanders (b. 1304)
1346
Louis II, Count of Blois
1346
Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1320)
1346
John of Bohemia (b. 1296)
1278
Ottokar II of Bohemia (b. 1233)
1214
Michael IV of Constantinople
887
Kōkō, emperor of Japan (b. 830)
787
Arechis II, duke of Benevento
526
Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths (b. 454)

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