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On This Day in History:  December 15

December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 16 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Michigan Lottery retailer sells two jackpot-winning tickets on same day. A lucky Meijer store in Holland, Michigan, sold two jackpot-winning lottery tickets on Saturday worth a combined $2.4 million, according to the Michigan Lottery.
2017
Keno in New Hampshire starts today. The popular "quick-draw" style Keno lottery game can be officially played in New Hampshire, as of Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.
2012
How lottery winners spend their money. Lottery winners: What separates the ones who live happily ever after from the ones who, five years later, wind up drunk, broke, in jail or hounded by the IRS?
2009
Arkansas Lottery begins Cash 3 game. Arkansas Lottery retailers can now sell tickets for Cash 3, a game that allows players to pick three numbers in hopes of matching them to numbers selected by a random number generator at the lottery's headquarters in Little Rock.
2004
Oklahoma Lottery Commission could be appointed by end of month. The first step toward having a state lottery, the appointment of a seven member Oklahoma Lottery Commission, could be in place by the end of the month, according to Gov. Brad Henry.
2004
S.C. Lottery scratch games sold after top prize won. The South Carolina Education Lottery offers some scratch lottery games for sale, even after the top prize has been won.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $25 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $25 million dollars after none of the tickets sold for last night's $17 million dollar drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
2004
Tennessee lottery surplus has state officials scrambling. Tennesseans are playing the lottery, but not as many students as expected are taking advantage of college scholarships - and state officials have not decided what to do with the surplus.
2003
$100 Million Powerball Jackpot. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $100 million, with a cash option of $53.6 million - currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $71 million. The jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery drawing has reached $71 million, the highest Mega Millions jackpot in almost 3 months.
2003
Pensacola Quick Pick hits jackpot. A new millionaire bought Saturday's winning Florida Lotto ticket at a Pensacola gas station.
2003
Lottery clock at 58 days. With thousands of dollars in incentive bonuses for Tennessee lottery employees tied to starting the lottery by Feb 10, work is moving swiftly across the state.
2003
Three tickets share $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot. Three tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to share a jackpot of $40 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2003
Lotto winner again sold in Royal Palm. For the second time in four months, a winning ticket in a Florida Lotto drawing was purchased in Royal Palm Beach.
2003
Lottery winner files $6.3 million complaint against stockbroker. A multimillion dollar lottery winner filed a $6.3 million complaint against her stockbroker in Rochester, claiming he lost most of her savings.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$636 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2013
2.$372 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2019
3.$284 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2018
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2017
5.$246 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2018
6.$208 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2017
7.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2015
8.$163.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2002
9.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2007
10.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2019
11.€126 Million
US$148.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2017
12.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2011
13.$123 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2010
14.$121.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2016
15.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2009
16.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2014
17.€85 Million
US$112.24 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2012
18.€91 Million
US$103.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2018
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2003
20.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2011
21.€76.98 Million
US$87.04 Million
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2018
22.€72.82 Million
US$85.57 Million
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2017
23.€59 Million
US$84.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2009
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2014
25.€71 Million
US$77.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1976
Wednesday, Dec 15, 1976
43 years old
1972
Friday, Dec 15, 1972
47 years old
1970
Tuesday, Dec 15, 1970
49 years old
1957
Sunday, Dec 15, 1957
62 years old
1956
Saturday, Dec 15, 1956
63 years old
1951
Saturday, Dec 15, 1951
68 years old
1930
Monday, Dec 15, 1930
89 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The 6.5MwJava earthquake struck the Java Island in the city of Tasikmalaya. There are four confirmed deaths, 36 injured, and 200 displaced.
2014
A gunman takes 18 hostages inside a café in Martin Place for 16 hours in Sydney. Monis and two hostages are killed when police raid the café the following morning.
2013
The South Sudanese Civil War begins when opposition leaders Dr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amum and Rebecca Nyandeng vote to boycott the meeting of the National Liberation Council at Nyakuron.
2010
A boat carrying 90 asylum seekerscrashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, killing 48 people.
2005
Introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
2001
The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to stabilize it, without fixing its famous lean.
2000
The third reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down.
1997
Tajikistan Airlines Flight 3183 crashes in the desert near Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, killing 85.
1993
The Troubles: The Downing Street Declaration is issued by British Prime MinisterJohn Major and Irish TaoiseachAlbert Reynolds.
1989
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights relating the abolition of capital punishment is adopted.
1981
A suicide car bombing targeting the Iraqi embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, levels the embassy and kills 61 people, including Iraq's ambassador to Lebanon. The attack is considered the first modern suicide bombing.
1978
U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
1973
John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10.
1973
The American Psychiatric Association votes 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.
1970
Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully lands on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet.
1970
A South Korean ferry, Namyong Ho, capsizes in the Korea Strait, killing more than 300 people.
1965
Project Gemini: Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7.
1961
Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty by an Israeli court of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people, and membership of an outlawed organization.
1960
Richard Pavlick is arrested for plotting to assassinate U.S. President-ElectJohn F. Kennedy.
1960
King Mahendra of Nepal suspends the country's constitution, dissolves parliament, dismisses the cabinet, and imposes direct rule.
1945
Occupation of Japan/Shinto Directive: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
1943
World War II: The Battle of Arawe begins during the New Britain campaign.
1942
World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
1941
The Holocaust in Ukraine: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobytsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv.
1939
Gone with the Wind (highest inflation adjusted grossing film) receives its premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
1933
The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.
1917
World War I: An armistice between Russia and the Central Powers is signed.
1914
World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.
1914
A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hōjō coal mine, in Kyushu, Japan, kills 687.
1906
The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens.
1905
The Pushkin House is established in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin.
1890
HunkpapaLakota leader Sitting Bull is killed on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, leading to the Wounded Knee Massacre.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Nashville: The Union'sArmy of the Cumberland routs and destroys the Confederacy's Army of Tennessee, ending its effectiveness as a combat unit.
1851
The Monster Meeting, Australia was an organised protest by approximately 10,000 to 15,000 diggers at the Shepherd's Hut, Forest Creek.
1791
The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
1778
American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.
1651
Castle Cornet in Guernsey, the last stronghold which had supported the King in the Third English Civil War, surrenders.
1467
Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
1256
Mongol forces under the command of Hulagu Khan enter and destroy the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut Castle (in present-day Iran) as part of their offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
1167
SicilianChancellorStephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
1161
Jin-Song wars: Military officers conspire against the emperor Wanyan Liang of the Jin dynasty after a military defeat at the Battle of Caishi, and assassinate the emperor at his camp.
1025
Constantine VIII becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 63 years after being crowned co-emperor.
687
Pope Sergius I is elected.
533
Vandalic War: Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Tricamarum.

Births On This Day

1998
Chandler Canterbury, American actor
1997
Maude Apatow, Americasn actress
1997
Zach Banks, American race car driver
1997
Magdalena Fręch, Polish tennis player
1997
Stefania LaVie Owen, New Zealand-American actress
1996
Jenifer Brening, German singer
1996
Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ukrainian footballer
1992
Daiamami Genki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1992
Jesse Lingard, English footballer
1991
Conor Daly, American race car driver
1989
Nichole Bloom, American actress and model
1988
Emily Head, English actress
1988
Steven Nzonzi, French footballer
1987
Josh Norman, American football player
1986
Kim Junsu, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1986
Iveta Mazáčová, Czech sprinter
1986
Keylor Navas, Costa Rican footballer
1986
Snejana Onopka, Ukrainian model
1985
Diogo Fernandes, Brazilian footballer
1984
Martyn Bernard, English high jumper
1983
Delon Armitage, Trinidadian-English rugby player
1983
René Duprée, Canadian professional wrestler
1983
Camilla Luddington, English actress
1983
Ronnie Radke, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1982
Charlie Cox, English actor
1982
Borja García, Spanish race car driver
1982
Tatiana Perebiynis, Ukrainian tennis player
1981
Michelle Dockery, English actress
1981
Brendan Fletcher, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1981
Andy González, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1981
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
1981
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian footballer
1980
Élodie Gossuin, French beauty pageant titleholder, model,
1980
Sergio Pizzorno, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Manuel Wilhelm, German rugby player
1979
Adam Brody, American actor
1979
Eric Young, Canadian-American wrestler
1978
Ned Brower, American drummer
1978
Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist and songwriter
1978
Jerome McDougle, American football player
1977
Mehmet Aurélio, Brazilian-Turkish footballer and manager
1977
Geoff Stults, American actor and producer
1976
Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer and manager
1976
Aaron Miles, American baseball player and coach
1976
Todd Tichenor, American baseball player and umpire
1975
Samira Saraya, Palestinian actor, filmmaker, poet and rapper
1974
Garath Archer, English rugby player
1974
P. J. Byrne American actor
1973
Surya Bonaly, French figure skater
1973
Ryoo Seung-wan, South Korean actor, director, and screenwriter
1972
Rodney Harrison, American football player and sportscaster
1972
Stuart Townsend, Irish actor
1972
Alexandra Tydings, American actress, director, writer and producer
1971
Clint Lowery, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970
Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey
1970
Lawrence Funderburke, American basketball player
1970
Michael Shanks, Canadian actor, screenwriter and director
1969
Ralph Ineson, English actor
1969
Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair racer and senator
1969
Adam Setliff, American discus thrower and lawyer
1968
Garrett Wang, American actor
1967
David Howells, English footballer and coach
1967
Mo Vaughn, American baseball player
1966
Carl Hooper, Guyanese cricketer and coach
1966
Molly Price, American actress
1964
Paul Kaye, British actor
1963
Ellie Cornell, American actress and producer
1963
Norman J. Grossfeld, American screenwriter and producer
1963
Helen Slater, American actress
1963
David Wingate, American basketball player
1962
Tim Gaines, American bass player
1962
Simon Hodgkinson, English rugby player and coach
1961
Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist and politician
1960
Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer and producer
1959
Greg Matthews, Australian cricketer
1959
Alan Whetton, New Zealand rugby player
1959
Gary Whetton, New Zealand rugby player
1958
Carlo J. Caparas, Filipino director and producer
1958
Richard Kastle, American classical pianist
1957
Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1957
Mike McAlary, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
1957
Laura Molina, American singer, guitarist, actress, and painter
1957
Tim Reynolds, German-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
John Lee Hancock, American screenwriter, film director, and producer
1956
Tony Leon, South African lawyer and politician
1955
Hector Sants, English banker
1955
Paul Simonon, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1954
Alex Cox, English film director, screenwriter, nonfiction author, broadcaster and sometime actor
1954
Oliver Heald, English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales
1954
Mark Warner, American businessman and politician, 69th Governor of Virginia
1953
John R. Allen, American general and diplomat
1953
J. M. DeMatteis, American author
1953
Robert Charles Wilson, American-Canadian author
1952
Rudi Protrudi, American singer-songwriter and producer
1952
Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer and manager
1952
Julie Taymor, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
George Donikian, Australian journalist
1951
Joe Jordan, Scottish footballer and manager
1951
Tim Webster, Australian journalist and sportscaster
1950
Melanie Chartoff, American actress and comedian
1950
Sylvester James Gates, American theoretical physicist and professor
1949
Don Johnson, American actor
1949
Brian Roper, English economist and academic
1948
Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d.1991)
1946
Carmine Appice, American drummer and songwriter
1946
Art Howe, American baseball player and manager
1945
Heather Booth, American civil rights activist, feminist, and political strategist
1945
Ivor Crewe, English political scientist and academic
1944
Jim Leyland, American baseball player and manager
1944
Chico Mendes, Brazilian trade union leader and activist (d. 1988)
1943
Lucien den Arend, Dutch sculptor
1942
Kathleen Blanco, American educator and politician, 54th Governor of Louisiana
1942
Dave Clark, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
1940
Nick Buoniconti, American football player and sportscaster
1939
Cindy Birdsong, American singer-songwriter
1938
Michael Bogdanov, Welsh director and screenwriter
1938
Bob Foster, American boxer and police officer (d. 2015)
1938
Billy Shaw, American football player
1936
Joe D'Amato, Italian director and producer (d. 1999)
1933
Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1933
Tim Conway, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1933
Donald Woods, South African journalist and activist (d. 2001)
1932
Jesse Belvin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1960)
1932
John Meurig Thomas, Welsh chemist and academic
1931
Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author and poet (d. 2015)
1930
Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist, playwright, poet and short story writer
1928
Ernest Ashworth, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1928
Ida Haendel, Polish-English violinist and educator
1928
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian-New Zealand painter and architect (d. 2000)
1925
Kasey Rogers, American actress and author (d. 2006)
1924
Frank W. J. Olver, English-American mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
1924
Ruhi Sarıalp, Turkish triple jumper and educator (d. 2001)
1923
Pierre Cossette, American producer and manager (d. 2009)
1923
Freeman Dyson, English-American physicist and mathematician
1923
Uziel Gal, German-Israeli engineer, designed the Uzi gun (d. 2002)
1923
Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and politician (d. 2009)
1921
Alan Freed, American radio host (d. 1965)
1920
Gamal al-Banna, Egyptian author and scholar (d. 2013)
1920
Kurt Schaffenberger, German-American sergeant and illustrator (d. 2002)
1919
Max Yasgur, American dairy farmer and host of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (d. 1973)
1918
Jeff Chandler, American actor (d. 1961)
1918
Chihiro Iwasaki, Japanese painter and illustrator (d. 1974)
1917
Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Indian-Pakistani linguist and lexicographer (d. 2005)
1916
Miguel Arraes, Brazilian lawyer and politician, Governor of Pernambuco (d. 2005)
1916
Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (d. 1964)
1916
Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-English physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1913
Roger Gaudry, Canadian chemist and businessman (d. 2001)
1913
Muriel Rukeyser, American poet, academic, and activist (d. 1980)
1911
Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and illustrator (d. 1991)
1911
Stan Kenton, American pianist and composer (d. 1979)
1910
John Hammond, American record producer and critic (d. 1987)
1909
Sattar Bahlulzade, Azerbaijani-Russian painter (d. 1974)
1909
Eliza Atkins Gleason, African American librarian (d. 2009)
1908
Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk, scholar, and author (d. 2005)
1907
Gordon Douglas, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1907
Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, designed the United Nations Headquarters and the Cathedral of Brasília (d. 2012)
1903
Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 32nd Yokozuna (d. 1938)
1902
Robert F. Bradford, American lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1983)
1899
Harold Abrahams, English sprinter, lawyer, and journalist (d. 1978)
1896
Betty Smith, American author and playwright (d. 1972)
1894
Vibert Douglas, Canadian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1988)
1894
Josef Imbach, Swiss sprinter (d. 1964)
1892
J. Paul Getty, American-English businessman and art collector, founded Getty Oil (d. 1976)
1891
A.P. Carter, American country singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1960)
1890
Harry Babcock, American pole vaulter (d. 1965)
1888
Maxwell Anderson, American journalist and playwright (d. 1959)
1886
Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz, Polish politician and resistance fighter (d. 1968)
1885
Leonid Pitamic, Slovenian lawyer, philosopher, and academic (d. 1971)
1878
Hans Carossa, German author and poet (d. 1956)
1875
Emilio Jacinto, Filipino journalist and activist (d. 1899)
1869
Leon Marchlewski, Polish chemist and academic (d. 1946)
1863
Arthur Dehon Little, American chemist and engineer (d. 1935)
1861
Charles Duryea, American engineer and businessman, co-founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company (d. 1938)
1861
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 3rd President of Finland (d. 1944)
1860
Niels Ryberg Finsen, Faroese-Danish physician and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1904)
1860
Abner Powell, American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)
1859
L. L. Zamenhof, Polish linguist and ophthalmologist, created Esperanto (d. 1917)
1852
Henri Becquerel, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1908)
1837
E. W. Bullinger, English minister, scholar, and theologian (d. 1913)
1832
Gustave Eiffel, French architect and engineer, co-designed the Eiffel Tower (d. 1923)
1789
Carlos Soublette, Venezuelan general and politician, 11th President of Venezuela (d. 1870)
1710
Francesco Zahra, Maltese painter (d. 1773)
1686
Jean-Joseph Fiocco, Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1746)
1657
Michel Richard Delalande, French organist and composer (d. 1726)
1610
David Teniers the Younger, Flemish painter (d. 1690)
1567
Christoph Demantius, German composer, poet, and theorist (d. 1643)
1447
Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1508)
1242
Prince Munetaka, Japanese shōgun (d. 1274)
130
Lucius Verus, Roman emperor (d. 169)
AD 37
Nero, Roman emperor (d. 68)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Eryue He, Chinese historical fiction writer (b.1945)
2018
Girma Wolde-Giorgis, President of Ethiopia (b. 1924)
2017
Heinz Wolff, scientist and TV presenter (b. 1928)
2017
Calestous Juma, academic (b. 1953)
2016
Craig Sager, American sports journalist (b. 1951)
2015
Harry Zvi Tabor, English-Israeli physicist and engineer (b. 1917)
2014
Donald Metcalf, Australian physiologist and immunologist (b. 1929)
2014
Fausto Zapata, Mexican journalist, lawyer, and politician, Governor of San Luis Potosí (b. 1940)
2013
Harold Camping, American evangelist, author, radio host (b. 1921)
2013
Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (b. 1917)
2013
Dyron Nix, American basketball player (b. 1967)
2012
Owoye Andrew Azazi, Nigerian general (b. 1952)
2012
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, Nigerian politician, 18th Governor of Kaduna State (b. 1948)
2012
Olga Zubarry, Argentinian actress (b. 1929)
2011
Bob Brookmeyer, American trombone player and composer (b. 1929)
2011
Christopher Hitchens, English-American essayist, literary critic, and journalist (b. 1949)
2010
Blake Edwards, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2010
Bob Feller, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1918)
2010
Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American psychoanalyst and theorist (b. 1940)
2009
Eliza Atkins Gleason, African American librarian (b. 1909)
2009
Oral Roberts, American evangelist, founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (b. 1918)
2008
León Febres Cordero, Ecuadorian engineer and politician, 46th President of Ecuador (b. 1931)
2007
Julia Carson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
2006
Clay Regazzoni, Swiss race car driver (b. 1939)
2006
Mary Stolz, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
2005
Heinrich Gross, Austrian physician and psychiatrist (b. 1914)
2005
Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (b. 1915)
2005
William Proxmire, American soldier, journalist, and politician (b. 1915)
2005
Darrell Russell, American football player (b. 1976)
2004
Vassal Gadoengin, Nauruan educator and politician, Speaker of the Nauru Parliament (b. 1943)
2003
Vincent Apap, Maltese sculptor (b. 1909)
2003
George Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1923)
2003
Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1947)
2000
Haris Brkić, Bosnian-Serbian basketball player (b. 1974)
1993
William Dale Phillips, American chemist and engineer (b. 1925)
1991
Vasily Zaytsev, Russian captain (b. 1915)
1989
Edward Underdown, English actor and jockey (b. 1908)
1986
Serge Lifar, Russian-French ballet dancer and choreographer
1985
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritian physician and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius (b. 1900)
1984
Jan Peerce, American tenor and actor (b. 1904)
1978
Chill Wills, American actor (b. 1903)
1977
Wilfred Kitching, English 7th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1893)
1974
Anatole Litvak, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)
1971
Paul Lévy, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1886)
1969
Karl Theodor Bleek, German lawyer and politician, 12th Mayor of Marburg (b. 1898)
1968
Antonio Barrette, Canadian politician, 18th Premier of Quebec (b. 1899)
1968
Jess Willard, American boxer and actor (b. 1881)
1966
Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Indian-Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire (b. 1897)
1966
Walt Disney, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (b. 1901)
1965
M. Balasundaram, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1903)
1962
Charles Laughton, English-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1899)
1958
Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
1950
Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1875)
1947
Arthur Machen, Welsh journalist and author (b. 1863)
1947
Crawford Vaughan, Australian politician, 27th Premier of South Australia (b. 1874)
1944
Glenn Miller, American bandleader and composer (b. 1904)
1943
Fats Waller, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1904)
1890
Sitting Bull, HunkpapaLakota tribal chief (b. 1831)
1878
Alfred Bird, English chemist and businessman, invented baking powder (b. 1811)
1855
Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician and academic (b. 1803)
1819
Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)
1812
Shneur Zalman, Russian rabbi, author and founder of Chabad (b. 1745)
1792
Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish pianist, violinist, and composer (b. 1756)
1753
Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect and politician, designed Chiswick House (b. 1694)
1715
George Hickes, English minister and scholar (b. 1642)
1688
Gaspar Fagel, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1634)
1688
Louis Victor de Rochechouart de Mortemart, French nobleman (b. 1636)
1683
Izaak Walton, English author (b. 1593)
1675
Johannes Vermeer, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1632)
1673
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, English noblewoman (b. 1623)
1621
Charles d'Albert, duc de Luynes, French courtier, Constable of France (b. 1578)
1598
Philips of Marnix, Lord of Saint-Aldegonde, Dutch nobleman (b. 1540)
1574
Selim II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1524)
1467
Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna, archbishop and regent of Sweden (b. 1417)
1343
Hasan Kucek, Chopanid prince (b. c. 1319)
1283
Philip I, Latin emperor (b. 1243)
1230
Ottokar I, duke of Bohemia (b. 1155)
1161
Wanyan Liang, Chinese emperor (b. 1122)
1072
Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan (b. 1029)
1025
Basil II, Byzantine emperor (b. 958)
933
Li Siyuan, Chinese emperor (d. 867)

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