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On This Day in History:  December 18

December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 13 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
NJ Lottery Pick 6 ticket worth $29.5M sold at liquor store. A 10-month drought without a Pick 6 New Jersey lottery winner ended Monday night when someone hit the $29.5 million jackpot.
2018
Kentucky Lottery adds new Keno game feature. Kentucky Lottery players now have a new way to win even more prizes in the popular game Keno, as the new Bulls-Eye feature is now available.
2015
$50 million Lotto Max winners finally revealed after 2-year fight to remain anonymous. The winners of the $50 million Canada Lotto Max ticket have finally received their jackpot, after nearly two years of unsuccessfully trying to claim the prize without revealing their identities.
2015
Minnesota Lottery director resigns after timeshare inquiry. Minnesota State Lottery director Ed Van Petten abruptly resigned Friday, coming after an inquiry found that taxpayers have reimbursed the director for staying in his own timeshare unit when traveling.
2015
Jackpot-fixing investigation expands to more state lotteries. Eddie Tipton, former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, has been accused of tampering with drawings in four states over a six-year period, and investigators are now expanding the inquiry nationwide to determine if the number could be larger.
2015
Tennessee woman charged with stealing ex-husband's $50,000 lottery prize. McMinnville, Tennessee, police have arrested a woman accused of stealing an unsigned $50,000 lottery ticket and then cashing it in herself.
2015
Wyoming Lottery updates lawsuit against anti-gambling proponent. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation has updated its lawsuit against a Cheyenne man the company accuses of disparaging its operations, but the man's lawyer said the suit it still improper and fails to give necessary specifics.
2013
Georgia Mega Millions jackpot winner comes forward. Ira Curry, 56, of Stone Mountain, Ga., has come forward as one of the two who struck it rich in the massive Mega Millions jackpot drawing.
2013
$636 Million Mega Millions jackpot split by 2 tickets. Winning tickets for an estimated $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second biggest in U.S. lottery history, were sold in San Jose, California and Atlanta, Georgia, lottery officials said late on Tuesday evening.
2009
Spain's Christmas lottery is still "El Gordo". It is the lyrical event of the season, a kickoff to Christmas celebrations: children dressed up in navy blue and gray uniforms sing, not Christmas carols, but the winning numbers and prizes for the Loteria de Navidad, Spain's state Christmas lottery.
2008
Piqua lottery winners unveiled to cheers, tears of joy. Fifteen Ohioans claimed their shares of the $207 million Mega Millions jackpot Wednesday with one man dreaming of his first new vehicle, another planning to start a scholarship in his late son's name and a woman thinking about retirement.
2007
Ontario police to announce charges in lottery insider investigation. The Ontario Provincial Police will announce Wednesday that they have laid a set of charges following investigations into "insider" lottery wins in Ontario.
2004
Boxing career debut for Mega lottery loser. The Ohio woman who falsely claimed she lost a winning $162 million Mega Millions ticket last year says she's taking a new career path - as a boxer.
2004
Oregon Lottery seeks to start video slot games in July. Despite the opposition of some legislators, Oregon Lottery officials yesterday indicated that July 1 is being targeted as the start-up date for the lottery's new video slot-machine games.
2003
Christmas El Gordo Online Lottery Sales End at Midnight. A last-minute flurry of excitement is expected at El Gordo Online, where sales end at midnight tonight for the world's biggest lottery draw.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $116 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $116 million, with a cash option of $62.5 million.
2003
Oregon man wins lottery millions. A 37-year-old Medford construction worker claimed his prize from a $21.7 million Megabucks jackpot Monday - and promptly went into seclusion.
2003
Court deciding legality of NY gambling law. A state appeals court is expected to take about two months to make a ruling into whether the 2001 legislation expanding gambling in New York is legal.
2003
Royal Palm Beach man claims Lotto winnings. 52-year-old Charles J. Lonsdale claimed a $7.6 million prize Wednesday as one of three winners of Saturday's $40 million Florida Lotto drawing in Tallahassee.
2003
Lottery Announces District Offices. The Tennessee Lottery has selected locations for its district offices across the state.
2003
Lottery Scam Reaches N.D. Sen. Conrad. North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad was one of the latest targets of a mail scam that has run for three years and hit about 2,000 people in the United States, 800 of whom had been fooled into sending money to con artists.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$284 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2018
2.$269 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2017
3.$262 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2018
4.$223 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2017
5.$202 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2015
6.$163.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2002
7.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2007
8.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2019
9.€135 Million
US$159.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2017
10.$152 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2011
11.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2010
12.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2009
13.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2014
14.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2003
15.€85 Million
US$112.24 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2012
16.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2011
17.€91 Million
US$103.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2018
18.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2009
19.€83 Million
US$90.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2015
20.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2014
21.€78.03 Million
US$88.73 Million
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2018
22.€73.51 Million
US$86.65 Million
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2017
23.€63 Million
US$86.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2013
24.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2003
24.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1996
Wednesday, Dec 18, 1996
23 years old
1990
Tuesday, Dec 18, 1990
29 years old
1983
Sunday, Dec 18, 1983
36 years old
1974
Wednesday, Dec 18, 1974
45 years old
1970
Friday, Dec 18, 1970
49 years old
1965
Saturday, Dec 18, 1965
54 years old
1962
Tuesday, Dec 18, 1962
57 years old
1961
Monday, Dec 18, 1961
58 years old
1961
Monday, Dec 18, 1961
58 years old
1961
Monday, Dec 18, 1961
58 years old
1954
Saturday, Dec 18, 1954
65 years old
1953
Friday, Dec 18, 1953
66 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
List of bolides: A meteor exploded over the Bering Sea with a force over 10 times greater than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. On December 18, 2018 at 23:55 GMT
2017
Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501, derailed near DuPont, Washington, a city in United States near Olympia, Washington killing six people, and injuring 70 others.
2015
Kellingley Colliery, the last deep coal mine in Great Britain, closes.
2006
The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia. The death toll of all flooding is at least 118, with over 400,000 people displaced.
2006
United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
2005
The Chadian Civil War begins when rebel groups, allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launch an attack in Adré.
2002
California gubernatorial recall: Then Governor of CaliforniaGray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.
1999
NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
1981
First flight of the Russian heavystrategic bomberTu-160, the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep wing aircraft built.
1973
Soviet Soyuz Programme: Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonautsValentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union.
1972
Vietnam War: PresidentRichard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.
1966
Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by astronomer Richard Walker.
1958
Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched.
1944
World War II: Seventy-seven B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.
1939
World War II: The Battle of the Heligoland Bight, the first major air battle of the war, takes place.
1935
The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
1932
The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans in the first NFL playoff game to win the NFL Championship.
1917
The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress.
1916
World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of staffErich von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French, and suffer 337,000 casualties.
1900
The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook, VictoriaNarrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.
1898
Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first officially recognized land speed record of 39.245 mph (63.159 km/h) in a Jeantaud electric car.
1892
Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1878
The Al-Thani family become the rulers of the state of Qatar.
1865
US Secretary of State William Seward proclaims the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery throughout the USA.
1833
The national anthem of the Russian Empire, "God Save the Tsar!", is first performed.
1793
Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Samuel Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
1787
New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1777
The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the American rebels over British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga in October.
1655
The Whitehall Conference ends with the determination that there was no law preventing Jews from re-entering England after the Edict of Expulsion of 1290.
1622
Portuguese forces score a military victory over the Kingdom of Kongo at the Battle of Mbumbi in present-day Angola.
1499
A rebellion breaks out in Alpujarras in response to the forced conversions of Muslims in Spain.
1271
Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan dynasty of Mongolia and China.
218 BC
Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia: Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.

Births On This Day

2001
Billie Eilish, American pop singer
1997
Ronald Acuña Jr., Venezuelan professional baseball player
1994
Natália Kelly, American-Austrian singer
1994
Gerard Gumbau, Spanish professional footballer
1993
Byron Buxton, American baseball player
1993
Ana Porgras, Romanian former artistic gymnast
1993
Thomas Lam, Finnish professional football defender
1992
Bridgit Mendler, American singer, songwriter and actress
1992
Ryan Crouser, American shot putter
1991
Marcus Butler, English internet celebrity
1990
Sierra Kay, American singer-songwriter
1988
Lizzie Deignan, English cyclist
1988
Seth Doege, American football player
1988
Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Canadian heptathlete
1988
Imad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
1987
Ayaka, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
1987
Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater
1987
Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor
1986
François Hamelin, Canadian speed skater
1986
Usman Khawaja, Pakistani-Australian cricketer
1986
Bill Stull, American football player
1984
Brian Boyle, American ice hockey player
1984
Paul Harrison, English footballer
1984
Giuliano Razzoli, Italian skier
1984
Derrick Tribbett, American bass player and singer
1983
Andy Fantuz, Canadian football player
1980
Christina Aguilera, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1980
Neil Fingleton, English actor and basketball player, one of the tallest 25 men in the world (d. 2017)
1980
Heinz Inniger, Swiss snowboarder
1980
Benjamin Watson, American football player
1978
Daniel Cleary, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Ali Curtis, American soccer player
1978
Josh Dallas, American actor
1978
Katie Holmes, American actress
1977
José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player
1977
Maria Brink, American singer-songwriter
1977
Claudia Gesell, German runner
1975
Sia Furler, Australian singer-songwriter
1975
Randy Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Trish Stratus, Canadian wrestler and actress
1974
Peter Boulware, American football player and politician
1974
Knut Schreiner, Norwegian singer, guitarist, and producer
1973
Fatuma Roba, Ethiopian runner
1972
Anzhela Balakhonova, Ukrainian pole vaulter
1972
Raymond Herrera, American drummer and songwriter
1971
Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
1971
Noriko Matsueda, Japanese pianist and composer
1971
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player and sportscaster
1970
DMX, American rapper and actor
1970
Lucious Harris, American basketball player
1970
Giannis Ploutarhos, Greek singer-songwriter
1970
Rob Van Dam, American wrestler
1970
Jonathan Yeo, English painter
1970
Norman Brown, American singer and guitarist
1969
Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
1969
Justin Edinburgh, English footballer and manager
1969
Akira Iida, Japanese race car driver
1968
Mario Basler, German footballer and manager
1968
Rachel Griffiths, Australian actress
1968
Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968
Casper Van Dien, American actor and producer
1967
Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch journalist
1967
Mille Petrozza, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian footballer and sportscaster
1965
Shawn Christian, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1965
Manuel Peña Escontrela, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
1964
Stone Cold Steve Austin, American wrestler and producer
1964
Don Beebe, American football player and coach
1963
Greg D'Angelo, American drummer
1963
Karl Dorrell, American football player and coach
1963
Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundian soldier and politician, President of Burundi
1963
Charles Oakley, American basketball player and coach
1963
Brad Pitt, American actor and producer
1961
Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater and coach
1961
Leila Steinberg, American singer, producer, author, and poet
1961
Daniel S. Loeb, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Third Point Management
1961
Lalchand Rajput, former Indian cricketer
1960
Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist and academic
1960
Naoko Yamano, Japanese singer, guitarist and composer
1958
Geordie Walker, English guitarist
1958
Julia Wolfe, American composer and educator
1957
Jonathan Cainer, English astrologer and author (d. 2016)
1955
Vijay Mallya, Indian businessman and politician
1955
Bogusław Mamiński, Polish runner
1954
John Booth, English race car driver
1954
Ray Liotta, American actor
1954
Willi Wülbeck, German runner
1953
Elliot Easton, American guitarist and singer
1952
John Leventhal, American songwriter and producer
1950
Gillian Armstrong, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1950
Randy Castillo, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2002)
1950
Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lankan general and politician
1950
Lizmark, Mexican wrestler (d. 2015)
1950
Leonard Maltin, American historian, author, and critic
1949
David A. Johnston, American volcanologist and geologist (d. 1980)
1948
Bill Nelson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Mimmo Paladino, Italian sculptor and painter
1948
Laurent Voulzy, French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Leonid Yuzefovich, Russian author and screenwriter
1946
Steve Biko, South African activist, founded the Black Consciousness Movement (d. 1977)
1946
Steven Spielberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded DreamWorks
1945
Jean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1944
Crispian Steele-Perkins, English trumpet player and educator
1943
Bobby Keys, American saxophone player (d. 2014)
1943
Keith Richards, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
1943
Alan Rudolph, American director and screenwriter
1942
Lenore Blum, American mathematician and academic
1942
Bobby Keyes, Australian rugby league player
1941
Sam Andrew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1941
Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpet player and composer
1941
Joan Wallach Scott, American historian, author, and academic
1940
Ilario Castagner, Italian football manager
1940
John Cooper, English sprinter and hurdler (d. 1974)
1939
Michael Moorcock, English author and songwriter
1939
Harold E. Varmus, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1938
Chas Chandler, English bass player and producer (d. 1996)
1938
Joel Hirschhorn, American songwriter and composer (d. 2005)
1937
Nancy Ryles, American politician (d. 1990)
1936
Malcolm Kirk, English rugby player and wrestler (d. 1987)
1935
Rosemary Leach, English actress (d. 2017)
1935
Jacques Pépin, French-American chef and author
1934
Marc Rich, Belgian-American businessman, founded Glencore (d. 2013)
1934
Boris Volynov, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut
1932
Norm Provan, Australian rugby league player, coach, and businessman
1932
Roger Smith, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1931
Allen Klein, American businessman and music publisher (d. 2009)
1931
Alison Plowden, English historian and author (d. 2007)
1931
Bill Thompson, American television host (d. 2014)
1930
Moose Skowron, American baseball player (d. 2012)
1929
Gino Cimoli, American baseball player (d. 2011)
1929
Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal (d. 2013)
1928
Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Indian-English caliph and author (d. 2003)
1928
Harold Land, American tenor saxophonist (d. 2001)
1927
Ramsey Clark, American lawyer and politician, 66th United States Attorney General
1927
Roméo LeBlanc, Canadian journalist and politician, 25th Governor General of Canada (d. 2009)
1923
Edwin Bramall, Baron Bramall, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London
1922
Jack Brooks, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
1922
Esther Lederberg, American microbiologist (d. 2006)
1920
Robert Leckie, American soldier and author (d. 2001)
1917
Ossie Davis, American actor and activist (d. 2005)
1916
Douglas Fraser, Scottish-American trade union leader and academic (d. 2008)
1916
Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1973)
1913
Alfred Bester, American author and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1913
Willy Brandt, German politician, 4th Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
1913
Ray Meyer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)
1912
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American general and pilot (d. 2002)
1911
Jules Dassin, American-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1910
Abe Burrows, American author, playwright, and director (d. 1985)
1910
Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and umpire (d. 2010)
1908
Celia Johnson, English actress (d. 1982)
1908
Paul Siple, American geographer and explorer (d. 1969)
1907
Bill Holland, American race car driver (d. 1984)
1907
Lawrence Lucie, American guitarist and educator (d. 2009)
1904
George Stevens, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1975)
1899
Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian philosopher and author (d. 1990)
1897
Fletcher Henderson, American pianist and composer (d. 1952)
1896
Gerald Barry, English colonel and cricketer (d. 1977)
1890
Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer, invented FM radio (d. 1954)
1888
Gladys Cooper, English actress and singer (d. 1971)
1888
Robert Moses, American urban planner (d. 1981)
1887
Bhikhari Thakur, Indian actor, singer, and playwright (d. 1971)
1886
Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (d. 1961)
1884
Emil Starkenstein, Czech pharmacologist, co-founded clinical pharmacology (d. 1942)
1882
Richard Maury, American-Argentinian engineer, designed the Salta-Antofagasta railway (d. 1950)
1879
Paul Klee, Swiss-German painter and educator (d. 1940)
1878
Joseph Stalin, Georgian-Russian marshal and politician, 4th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
1875
Matt McGrath, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1941)
1873
Francis Burton Harrison, American general and politician, 6th Governor-General of the Philippines (d. 1957)
1870
Saki, British short story writer (d. 1916)
1869
Edward Willis Redfield, American painter and educator (d. 1965)
1867
Foxhall P. Keene, American polo player and horse breeder (d. 1941)
1863
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (d. 1914)
1861
Lionel Monckton, English composer and critic (d. 1924)
1860
Edward MacDowell, American pianist and composer (d. 1908)
1856
J. J. Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
1851
Graciano López Jaena, Filipino journalist (d. 1896)
1849
Henrietta Edwards, Canadian activist and author (d. 1931)
1847
Augusta Holmès, French pianist and composer (d. 1903)
1835
Lyman Abbott, American minister, theologian, and author (d. 1922)
1825
Charles Griffin, American general (d. 1876)
1825
John S. Harris, American surveyor and politician (d. 1906)
1824
John Hall, English-New Zealand politician, 12th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1907)
1800
James Watney, English brewer and businessman (d. 1884)
1734
Jean-Baptiste Rey, French conductor and composer (d. 1810)
1725
Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and theologian (d. 1791)
1707
Charles Wesley, English missionary and composer (d. 1788)
1662
James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish colonel and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (d. 1711)
1661
Christopher Polhem, Swedish physicist and inventor (d. 1751)
1660
Countess Johanna Magdalene of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1715)
1626
Christina, Queen of Sweden (d. 1689)
1620
Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (d. 1668)
1610
Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (d. 1688)
1602
Simonds d'Ewes, English historian and politician (d. 1650)
1590
William Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken (d. 1640)
1552
Ahmad Ibn al-Qadi, Moroccan writer, judge and mathematician (d. 1616)
1507
Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō (d. 1551)
1505
Philipp von Hutten, German explorer (d. 1546)
1481
Sophie of Mecklenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg, Duchess of Saxony (d. 1503)
1406
Richard Olivier de Longueil, French Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal (d. 1470)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Kim Jong-hyun, South Korean singer (b. 1990)
2016
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (b. 1917)
2015
Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1959)
2015
Helge Solum Larsen, Norwegian businessman and politician (b. 1969)
2014
Donald J. Albosta, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)
2014
Gideon Ben-Yisrael, Israeli soldier and politician (b. 1923)
2014
Larry Henley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
2014
Virna Lisi, Italian actress (b. 1936)
2014
Mandy Rice-Davies, English model and actress (b. 1944)
2014
Robert Simpson, American meteorologist and author (b. 1912)
2013
Ken Hutcherson, American football player (b. 1952)
2013
Graham Mackay, South African-English businessman (b. 1949)
2012
Frank Macchiarola, American lawyer and academic (b. 1941)
2012
Mustafa Ould Salek, Mauritanian colonel and politician, President of Mauritania (b. 1936)
2012
Jim Whalen, American football player (b. 1943)
2012
Anatoliy Zayaev, Ukrainian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
2011
Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, and politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (b. 1936)
2010
Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player and manager (b. 1916)
2010
Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist, author, and scholar (b. 1913)
2010
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Economy and Finances (b. 1940)
2010
James Pickles, English judge and journalist (b. 1925)
2008
Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (b. 1932)
2008
Mark Felt, American FBI agent and informant (b. 1913)
2007
Hans Billian, Polish-German actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1918)
2007
Gerald Le Dain, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1924)
2007
William Strauss, American author and playwright (b. 1947)
2007
Alan Wagner, American businessman and critic (b. 1931)
2006
Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (b. 1911)
2006
Ruth Bernhard, German-American photographer (b. 1905)
2006
Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author and activist (b. 1923)
2005
Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (b. 1922)
2004
Anthony Sampson, English journalist and author (b. 1926)
2002
Necip Hablemitoğlu, Turkish historian and academic (b. 1954)
2002
Ray Hnatyshyn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Governor General of Canada (b. 1934)
2002
Wayne Owens, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
2002
Lucy Grealy, Irish-American author (b. 1963)
2001
Gilbert Bécaud, French singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1927)
2001
Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek violinist and composer (b. 1914)
2001
Marcel Mule, French saxophonist and educator (b. 1901)
2000
Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
2000
Randolph Apperson Hearst, American businessman (b. 1915)
2000
Kirsty MacColl, British singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
1999
Robert Bresson, French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)
1998
Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1926)
1997
Chris Farley, American comedian and actor (b. 1964)
1996
Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1904)
1996
Irving Caesar, American composer (b. 1895)
1995
Brian Brockless, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1926)
1995
Ross Thomas, American author (b. 1926)
1995
Konrad Zuse, German engineer, designed the Z3 computer (b. 1910)
1994
Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1916)
1994
Lilia Skala, Austrian-American actress (b. 1896)
1993
Helm Glöckler, German race car driver (b. 1909)
1993
Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
1992
Mark Goodson, American game show producer, created Family Feud and The Price Is Right (b. 1915)
1991
George Abecassis, English race car driver (b. 1913)
1990
Anne Revere, American actress (b. 1903)
1990
Paul Tortelier, French cellist and composer (b. 1914)
1990
Joseph Zubin, Lithuanian-American psychologist and academic (b. 1900)
1988
Niyazi Berkes, Turkish Cypriot-English sociologist and academic (b. 1908)
1987
Conny Plank, German keyboard player and producer (b. 1940)
1985
Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet and author (b. 1916)
1982
Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
1980
Dobriša Cesarić, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1902)
1980
Alexei Kosygin, Russian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1904)
1977
Michio Nishizawa, Japanese baseball player and manager (b. 1921)
1977
Louis Untermeyer American poet, anthologist, critic (b. 1885)
1975
Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist and biologist (b. 1900)
1974
Harry Hooper, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1887)
1973
Allamah Rasheed Turabi, Indian-Pakistani religious leader and philosopher (b. 1908)
1971
Bobby Jones, American golfer and lawyer (b. 1902)
1971
Diana Lynn, American actress (b. 1926)
1969
Charles Dvorak, American pole vaulter and coach (b. 1878)
1961
Leo Reisman, American violinist and bandleader (b. 1897)
1939
Ernest Lawson, Canadian-American painter (b. 1873)
1936
Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian meteorologist and seismologist (b. 1857)
1932
Eduard Bernstein, German theorist and politician (b. 1850)
1925
Hamo Thornycroft, English sculptor and academic (b. 1850)
1922
Sir Carl Meyer, 1st Baronet, German-English banker and businessman (b. 1851)
1919
John Alcock, English captain and pilot (b. 1892)
1892
Richard Owen, English biologist, anatomist, and paleontologist (b. 1804)
1880
Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (b. 1793)
1869
Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (b. 1829)
1848
Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian priest and mathematician (b. 1781)
1843
Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch, Scottish-English general and politician (b. 1748)
1829
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French soldier, biologist, and academic (b. 1744)
1803
Johann Gottfried Herder, German philosopher, theologian, and poet (b. 1744)
1799
Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician and historian (b. 1725)
1787
Soame Jenyns, English poet and politician (b. 1704)
1737
Antonio Stradivari, Italian instrument maker (b. 1644)
1692
Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German scholar and politician (b. 1626)
1651
William Brabazon, 1st Earl of Meath, English lawyer and politician (b. 1580)
1645
Nur Jahan, empress consort of the Mughal Empire (b. 1577)
1577
Anna of Saxony, Princess consort of Orange (b. 1544)
1495
Alfonso II of Naples (b. 1448)
1442
Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)
1290
Magnus III, king of Sweden (b. 1240)
1133
Hildebert, French poet and scholar (b. 1055)
1111
Al-Ghazali, Persian jurist, philosopher, theologian, and mystic (b. 1058)
1075
Edith of Wessex (b. 1025)
933
Yaonian Yanmujin, Chinese empress dowager
919
Lady Wu, wife of Qian Liu (b. 858)

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