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On This Day in History:  December 20

December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 11 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
California lottery reps are afraid of being attacked — so they asked for unmarked cars. Increasing anti-government sentiment is prompting California Lottery workers to request that their work-provided vehicles have government logos removed for their safety.
2019
Winner claims prize for $150 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at CA/NV border. A huge Powerball jackpot was claimed on a ticket sold at a famous lottery store on the border of California and Nevada.
2017
Georgia Lottery denies millions in prizes to winners of scratch-off games. The Georgia Lottery Commission has refused to pay more than $17.1 million in scratch-off game prizes since 2014 — the year lottery officials instituted a policy of investigating big-money winners.
2014
Scamming store owner loses lottery license. RD's Deli and Market in Melrose, Massachusetts, will no longer be selling lottery tickets now that its owner has been accused of trying to scam a mentally disabled woman out of her winnings.
2013
Canadian lottery winner donates $40 million jackpot to charity. Unlike most big lottery winners who spend days, or even months, trying to figure out how they'll spend their newfound riches, Tom Crist needed only a moment to decide where his $40 million in winnings would go: all to charity.
2011
Connecticut to audit lottery winners for back taxes. After successfully targeting deadbeat parents, the state of Connecticut is going after tax evaders' lottery winnings.
2011
Ireland TV network red-faced after huge lottery numbers blunder. Ireland's national television broadcaster is hoping the country's newest Lotto millionaire hasn't thrown away their winning ticket after watching the live drawing broadcast on Saturday night.
2010
Lottery winners say most fun was giving money away. A lottery-winning couple enjoyed spending some of their prize money on themselves -- like the new house, new car, and some new things for inside the house -- but they feel the best about the money they gave away.
2010
Electronic NJ lottery ticket plan advances. Legislation that would allow people to buy New Jersey lottery tickets on the Internet and by other electronic means continues to advance in the state Assembly.
2007
Texas students rank USA lotteries. Last week, a 65-year-old San Antonio math professor and his students unveiled a ranking of every lottery in the United States based on fairness and disclosure, hoping to wield national influence on lottery best practices.
2006
Mass. Lottery bets it can draw richer players. The Massachusetts State Lottery is spending millions on an upscale advertising campaign aimed at reeling in upper-income folks with dreams of having even more money.
2006
Year in review: N.C. Lottery. A summary of North Carolina's first-ever lottery that started this year.
2006
Maryland Lottery changing broadcast network. The Maryland Board of Public Works today is expected to award WBAL TV a four year, $10 million broadcasting contract to televise lottery drawings, breaking WJZ TV's 12 year run.
2006
Ohio Lottery to ditch Lot 'O Play game over lack of interest. he bingo-style Lot 'O Play game that the Ohio Lottery launched slightly more than a year ago will disappear Jan. 20 after a long struggle to win the hearts of players.
2006
Spain goes bullistic as big, fat lottery faces bald truth. Advertisements for Spain's El Gordo lottery, featuring a large, bald, a silent, mysterious figure showering good fortune at random upon Spaniards, has been dropped this year.
2006
Investigation to probe who wins B.C. Lottery prizes. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is welcoming an investigation by the provincial ombudsman into the number of insider wins and ticket-selling practices.
2005
Lotto winner's ex-wife fights back. The gloves have come off in the legal battle over Canada's biggest-ever individual lottery jackpot.
2005
N.C. lottery hires have connections to Ga. and a Senator. The North Carolina Education Lottery announced five additional hirings Monday, including three with connections to the Georgia Lottery and another who was once a state director for U.S. Sen. John Edwards.
2005
N.C. Lottery to join Powerball. The North Carolina lottery commission voted Monday to join the multistate Powerball game, known for offering jackpots of $100 million and more, including one last month for $340 million, the second-largest in U.S. lottery history.
2004
Record Powerball lottery winner's granddaughter found dead. The body of record Powerball winner Jack Whittaker's 17-year-old granddaughter was found Monday in a rural area in western West Virginia, State Police said.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $30 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $30 million, with a cash option of $16.5 million.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $31 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $31 million Saturday.
2004
Georgia lottery chief keeps education in the forefront. Unlike that of a typical CEO, Georgia Lottery Corp. president and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco's job performance directly impacts how many college-bound teens will be able to afford higher learning and how many kids have access to pre-kindergarten.
2004
Four tickets win UK Lotto jackpot. Four lucky tickets have matched all six numbers drawn Saturday to win the £4.5 million (US$8.8 million) UK Lotto jackpot, according to National Lottery operator Camelot.
2004
Illinois man charged with stealing lottery tickets. A Schaumburg, Illinois man is accused of stealing hundreds of lottery tickets around Chicago's northwest suburbs over the past two weeks.
2004
French butcher wins Euro Millions lottery jackpot. A butcher from suburban Bordeaux in south-west France was the sole winner of Europe's latest lottery jackpot and was to pocket the hefty sum of _26.2 million (US$35 million), French lottery officials said on Sunday.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $100 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $100 million Saturday.
2003
60 Winners Made Official in First Big Sleigh Drawing. Sixty Missouri Lottery winners are now official in the first of three Big Sleigh Giveaway drawings.
2003
$100 Million Jackpot is Texas Record. The Mega Millions jackpot, which increased to $100 million after no tickets matched all six numbers last night, is the highest jackpot ever for the state of Texas.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$305 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2018
2.$281 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2018
3.$269 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2017
4.$253 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2017
5.$227 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2015
6.$216.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2002
7.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2019
8.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2009
9.$152 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2011
10.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2010
11.$142 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2014
12.€100 Million
US$131.91 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2012
13.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2003
14.€101 Million
US$115.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2018
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2009
16.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2011
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2003
18.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2015
19.€79.02 Million
US$90.46 Million
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2018
20.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2014
21.$89.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 22, 1993
22.€74.94 Million
US$88.91 Million
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2017
23.€63 Million
US$86.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2013
24.€81 Million
US$84.64 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2016
25.€64 Million
US$75.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Sunday, Dec 20, 1987
32 years old
1981
Sunday, Dec 20, 1981
38 years old
1976
Monday, Dec 20, 1976
43 years old
1973
Thursday, Dec 20, 1973
46 years old
1972
Wednesday, Dec 20, 1972
47 years old
1970
Sunday, Dec 20, 1970
49 years old
1970
Sunday, Dec 20, 1970
49 years old
1969
Saturday, Dec 20, 1969
50 years old
1964
Sunday, Dec 20, 1964
55 years old
1963
Friday, Dec 20, 1963
56 years old
1952
Saturday, Dec 20, 1952
67 years old
1952
Saturday, Dec 20, 1952
67 years old
1946
Friday, Dec 20, 1946
73 years old
1941
Saturday, Dec 20, 1941
78 years old
1922
Wednesday, Dec 20, 1922
97 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2007
Elizabeth II becomes the oldest monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, seven months and 29 days.
2007
The Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, and O Lavrador de Café by Brazilian modernist painter Cândido Portinari, are stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art.
2004
A gang of thieves steal £26.5 million worth of currency from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, one of the largest bank robberies in British history.
1999
Macau is handed over to China by Portugal.
1995
NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
1995
American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 159.
1991
A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
1989
The United States invasion of PanamadeposesManuel Noriega.
1987
In the worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).
1985
Pope John Paul II announces the institution of World Youth Day.
1984
The Summit Tunnel fire, one of the largest transportation tunnel fires in history, burns after a freight train carrying over one million liters of gasoline derails near the town of Todmorden, England, in the Pennines.
1973
The Prime Minister of Spain, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
1971
The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders is founded by Bernard Kouchner and a group of journalists in Paris, France.
1968
The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
1967
A Pennsylvania RailroadBudd Metroliner exceeds 155 mph on their New York Division, also present day Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.
1957
The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight.
1955
Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
1952
A United States Air ForceC-124crashes and burns in Moses Lake, Washington killing 87.
1951
The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.
1948
Indonesian National Revolution: The Dutch military captures Yogyakarta, the temporary capital of the newly-formed Republic of Indonesia.
1946
The popular Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
1942
World War II: Japanese air forces bomb Calcutta, India.
1941
World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
1924
Adolf Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison.
1917
Cheka, the first Soviet secret police force, is founded.
1915
World War I: The last Australian troops are evacuated from Gallipoli.
1860
South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
1832
HMS Clio under the command of Captain Onslow arrives at Port Egmont under orders to take possession of the Falkland Islands
1808
Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
1808
The original Covent Garden Theatre in London is destroyed by a fire, along with most of the scenery, costumes and scripts.
1803
The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
1606
The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.
1334
Pope Benedict XII is elected.
1192
Richard I of England is captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria on his way home to England after the Third Crusade.
AD 69
Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor.

Births On This Day

1998
Kylian Mbappé, French footballer
1997
Suzuka Nakamoto, Japanese singer
1993
Robeisy Ramírez, Cuban boxer
1992
Ksenia Makarova, Russian-American figure skater
1991
Jillian Rose Reed, American actress
1991
Fabian Schär, Swiss footballer
1990
JoJo, American singer and actress
1984
Nikolaos Karabelas, Greek footballer
1983
Jonah Hill, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1983
Darren Sammy, Saint Lucian cricketer
1983
Lara Stone, Dutch supermodel
1982
Mohammad Asif, Pakistani cricketer
1982
David Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1982
Kasper Klausen, Danish footballer
1982
David Wright, American baseball player
1981
Royal Ivey, American basketball player
1981
Darya Pchelnik, Belarusian hammer thrower
1981
James Shields, American baseball player
1980
Israel Castro, Mexican footballer
1980
Ashley Cole, English footballer
1980
Anthony da Silva, French-Portuguese footballer
1980
Martín Demichelis, Argentinian footballer
1980
Fitz Hall, English footballer
1979
David DeJesus, American baseball player
1979
Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist
1979
Ramón Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American actor and dancer
1978
Andrei Markov, Russian-Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer
1978
Bouabdellah Tahri, French runner
1978
Yoon Kye-sang, South Korean singer (g.o.d)
1976
Nenad Vučković, Croatian footballer
1975
Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
1974
Die, Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1974
Paul Linger, English footballer
1974
Jacqui Oatley, British sports presenter
1973
Maarja Kangro, Estonian author and poet
1973
David Nedohin, Canadian curler and sportscaster
1973
Cory Stillman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1972
Sarah Jones, British politician
1972
Anders Odden, Norwegian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1972
Anja Rücker, German sprinter
1972
Gen Urobuchi, Japanese writer
1971
Roger J. Beaujard, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1970
Grant Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
1970
Alister McRae, Scottish race car driver
1970
Jörg Schmidt, German footballer
1969
Alain de Botton, Swiss-English philosopher and author
1969
Zahra Ouaziz, Moroccan runner
1969
Bobby Phills, American basketball player (d. 2000)
1968
Joe Cornish, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1968
Karl Wendlinger, Austrian race car driver
1966
Matt Neal, English race car driver
1966
Veronica Pershina, Russian-American figure skater and coach
1966
Chris Robinson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor and director
1965
Rich Gannon, American football player and sportscaster
1964
Mark Coleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1963
Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
1961
Mohammad Fouad, Egyptian singer-songwriter and actor
1961
Mike Keneally, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Freddie Spencer, American motorcycle racer
1960
Nalo Hopkinson, Jamaican-Canadian author and educator
1960
Kim Ki-duk, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter
1959
George Coupland, Scottish scientist
1959
Hildegard Körner, German runner
1959
Jackie Fox, American bass player (The Runaways)
1959
Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Polish physicist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Poland
1959
Trent Tucker, American basketball player and sportscaster
1958
Doug Nordquist, American high jumper
1958
James Thomson, American biologist and academic
1957
Billy Bragg, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Anna Vissi, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actress
1957
Mike Watt, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1956
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mauritanian general and politician, President of Mauritania
1956
Guy Babylon, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2009)
1956
Blanche Baker, American actress and screenwriter
1956
Junji Hirata, Japanese wrestler
1956
Andrew Mackenzie, Scottish geologist and businessman
1956
Anita Ward, American disco/R&B singer
1955
David Breashears, American mountaineer, director, and producer
1955
Binali Yıldırım, Turkish lawyer and politician, Turkish Minister of Transport
1955
Martin Schulz, German politician
1954
Michael Badalucco, American actor
1954
Sandra Cisneros, American author and poet
1952
Jenny Agutter, English actress
1951
Nuala O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan, Northern Irish academic and police ombudsman
1951
Marta Russell, American author and activist (d. 2013)
1950
Arturo Márquez, Mexican-American composer
1949
Soumaïla Cissé, Malian engineer and politician
1949
Oscar Gamble, American baseball player (d. 2018)
1948
Alan Parsons, English keyboard player and producer
1948
Carol Smart, English sociologist and academic
1948
Mitsuko Uchida, Japanese-British pianist
1947
Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer-songwriter
1946
Uri Geller, Israeli-English magician and psychic
1946
Lloyd Mumphord, American football player
1946
Sonny Perdue, American captain and politician, 81st Governor of Georgia
1946
Dick Wolf, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Peter Criss, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1945
Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and author (d. 2010)
1944
Bobby Colomby, American drummer and producer
1944
Ray Martin, Australian television host and journalist
1942
Rana Bhagwandas, Pakistani lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan (d. 2015)
1942
Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (d. 2002)
1942
Michael P. Johnson, American sociologist
1942
Jean-Claude Trichet, French banker and economist
1940
Pat Chapman, English chef and author, founded The Curry Club
1939
Kathryn Joosten, American actress (d. 2012)
1939
Kim Weston, American soul singer
1935
Khalid Ibadulla, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
1933
Jean Carnahan, American author and politician
1933
Olavi Salonen, Finnish runner
1933
Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist
1932
John Hillerman, American actor (d. 2017)
1931
Mala Powers, American actress (d. 2007)
1927
Michael Beaumont, 22nd Seigneur of Sark, English engineer and politician (d. 2016)
1927
Jim Simpson, American sportscaster (d. 2016)
1927
Kim Young-sam, South Korean soldier and politician, 7th President of South Korea (d. 2015)
1926
Geoffrey Howe, Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2015)
1926
Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of Economics (d. 2009)
1925
Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
1924
Charlie Callas, American actor and comedian (d. 2011)
1924
Judy LaMarsh, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1980)
1922
George Roy Hill, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1922
Beverly Pepper, American sculptor and painter
1918
Jean Marchand, Canadian trade union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1988)
1917
David Bohm, American-English physicist, neuropsychologist, and philosopher (d. 1992)
1917
Cahit Külebi, Turkish poet and author (d. 1997)
1917
Audrey Totter, American actress (d. 2013)
1916
Michel Chartrand, Canadian trade union leader and activist (d. 2010)
1915
Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)
1914
Harry F. Byrd Jr., American lieutenant, publisher, and politician (d. 2013)
1911
Hortense Calisher, American author (d. 2009)
1909
Vakkom Majeed, Indian journalist and politician (d. 2000)
1908
Dennis Morgan, American actor and singer (d. 1994)
1907
Paul Francis Webster, American soldier and songwriter (d. 1984)
1905
Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1992)
1904
Spud Davis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1984)
1904
Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian author (d. 1977)
1902
Prince George, Duke of Kent (d. 1942)
1902
Sidney Hook, American philosopher and author (d. 1989)
1901
Robert J. Van de Graaff, American physicist and academic, invented the Van de Graaff generator (d. 1967)
1900
Lissy Arna, German film actress (d. 1964)
1899
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Welsh preacher and physician (d. 1981)
1898
Konstantinos Dovas, Greek general and politician, 156th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1973)
1898
Irene Dunne, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
1894
Robert Menzies, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1978)
1891
Erik Almlöf, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1971)
1890
Yvonne Arnaud, French pianist, actress and singer (d. 1958)
1890
Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1888
Yitzhak Baer, German-Israeli historian and academic (d. 1980)
1888
Fred Merkle, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)
1886
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player and businessman (d. 1974)
1881
Branch Rickey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)
1873
Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, author, and academic (d. 1948)
1873
Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Turkish poet, academic, and politician (d. 1936)
1871
Henry Kimball Hadley, American composer and conductor (d. 1937)
1869
Charley Grapewin, American actor (d. 1956)
1868
Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (d. 1938)
1865
Elsie de Wolfe, American actress and interior decorator (d. 1950)
1861
Ferdinand Bonn, German actor (d. 1933)
1861
Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)
1841
Ferdinand Buisson, French academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)
1838
Edwin Abbott Abbott, English theologian, author, and educator (d. 1926)
1812
Laura M. Hawley Thurston, American poet and educator (d. 1842)
1792
Nicolas Toussaint Charlet, French painter and educator (d. 1845)
1786
Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)
1740
Arthur Lee, American physician and diplomat (d. 1792)
1719
Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French politician and diplomat, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1787)
1641
Urban Hjärne, Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (d. 1724)
1629
Pieter de Hooch, Dutch painter (d. 1684)
1626
Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German scholar and politician (d. 1692)
1576
John Sarkander, Moravian priest and saint (d. 1620)
1537
John III, king of Sweden (d. 1592)
1496
Joseph ha-Kohen, historian and physician (d. 1575)
1494
Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)

Deaths On This Day

2014
Per-Ingvar Brånemark, Swedish surgeon and academic (b. 1929)
2014
John Freeman, English lawyer, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States (b. 1915)
2013
Pyotr Bolotnikov, Russian runner (b. 1930)
2012
Stan Charlton, English footballer and manager (b. 1929)
2012
Robert Juniper, Australian painter and sculptor (b. 1929)
2012
Victor Merzhanov, Russian pianist and educator (b. 1919)
2011
Barry Reckord, Jamaican playwright and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2010
James Robert Mann, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1920)
2010
K. P. Ratnam, Sri Lankan academic and politician (b. 1914)
2009
Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)
2009
Arnold Stang, American actor (b. 1918)
2008
Adrian Mitchell, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
2008
Robert Mulligan, American director and producer (b. 1925)
2008
Igor Troubetzkoy, Russian aristocrat and race car driver (b. 1912)
2006
Anne Rogers Clark, American dog breeder and trainer (b. 1929)
2005
Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1923)
2001
Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician, 1st President of Senegal (b. 1906)
1999
Riccardo Freda, Egyptian-Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1909)
1999
Hank Snow, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)
1998
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
1997
Denise Levertov, English-American poet and translator (b. 1923)
1997
Dick Spooner, English cricketer (b. 1919)
1997
Dawn Steel, American film producer (b. 1946)
1996
Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (b. 1934)
1995
Madge Sinclair, Jamaican-American actress (b. 1938)
1994
Dean Rusk, American lawyer, and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (b. 1909)
1993
W. Edwards Deming, American statistician, author, and academic (b. 1900)
1993
Nazife Güran, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1921)
1991
Simone Beck, French chef and author (b. 1904)
1991
Sam Rabin, English wrestler, singer, and sculptor (b. 1903)
1991
Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
1986
Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)
1984
Stanley Milgram, American psychologist and academic (b. 1933)
1984
Dmitry Ustinov, Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union (1976-84) (b. 1908)
1982
Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
1981
Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
1976
Richard J. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 48th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1902)
1974
R. A. Bevan, English advertiser (b. 1901)
1974
Rajani Palme Dutt, English journalist and politician (b. 1896)
1974
André Jolivet, French guitarist and composer (b. 1905)
1973
Luis Carrero Blanco, Spanish admiral and politician, 69th President of the Government of Spain (b. 1904; assassinated)
1973
Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1936)
1972
Adolfo Orsi, Italian businessman (b. 1888)
1971
Roy O. Disney, American banker and businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (b. 1893)
1968
John Steinbeck, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1961
Moss Hart, American director and playwright (b. 1904)
1961
Earle Page, Australian soldier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)
1959
Juhan Simm, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1885)
1956
Ramón Carrillo, Argentinian neurologist and physician (b. 1906)
1954
James Hilton, English-American author and screenwriter (b. 1900)
1950
Enrico Mizzi, Maltese lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1885)
1941
Igor Severyanin, Russian-Estonian poet and author (b. 1887)
1939
Hans Langsdorff, German captain (b. 1894)
1938
Annie Armstrong, American missionary (b. 1850)
1938
Matilda Howell, American archer (b. 1859)
1937
Erich Ludendorff, German general (b. 1865)
1935
Martin O'Meara, Irish-Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1882)
1929
Émile Loubet, French lawyer and politician, 8th President of France (b. 1838)
1927
Frederick Semple, American golfer and tennis player (b. 1872)
1921
Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general and politician (b. 1850)
1920
Linton Hope, English sailor and architect (b. 1863)
1919
Philip Fysh, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1835)
1917
Lucien Petit-Breton, French-Argentinian cyclist (b. 1882)
1917
Eric Campbell, British actor (b. 1879)
1916
Arthur Morgan, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Queensland (b. 1856)
1915
Upendrakishore Ray, Indian painter and composer (b. 1863)
1893
George C. Magoun, American businessman (b. 1840)
1880
Gaspar Tochman, Polish-American colonel and lawyer (b. 1797)
1862
Robert Knox, Scottish surgeon and zoologist (b. 1791)
1856
Francesco Bentivegna, Italian activist (b. 1820)
1820
John Bell, American farmer (b. 1750)
1812
Sacagawea, American explorer (b. 1788)
1783
Antonio Soler, Spanish priest and composer (b. 1729)
1768
Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni, Italian poet and academic (b. 1692)
1765
Louis, dauphin of France (b. 1729)
1740
Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Portsmouth (b. 1675)
1723
Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist (b. 1652)
1722
Kangxi, emperor of the Qing Dynasty (b. 1654)
1658
Jean Jannon, French designer and typefounder (b. 1580)
1590
Ambroise Paré, French physician and surgeon (b. 1510)
1552
Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther (b. 1499)
1539
Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer (b. 1506)
1355
Stefan Dušan, emperor of Serbia (b. 1308)
1340
John I, duke of Bavaria (b. 1329)
1326
Peter of Moscow, Russian metropolitan bishop
1295
Margaret of Provence, French queen (b. 1221)
977
Fujiwara no Kanemichi, Japanese statesman (b. 925)
910
Alfonso III, king of Asturias
860
Æthelbald, king of Wessex (b. 834)
217
Zephyrinus, pope of the Catholic Church

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