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On This Day in History:  December 26

December 26 is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 5 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
A reporter won the lottery and quit her job, live on air — only to find the payout was about $5,500. A Spanish television reporter appeared to celebrate and quit her job on live television after realizing she had a winning El Gordo lottery ticket. It was a decision for which she would later apologize.
2018
$1 million Maryland Mega Millions lottery ticket expired Christmas Eve. Someone could have had few extra presents under the tree this year, had they checked their Mega Millions lottery ticket before Christmas.
2016
N.C. Lottery chief refutes state study. Some lottery winners avoid paying debts out of their winnings. But how many?
2015
Las Vegas woman wins $100,000 on $5 NFL parlay bet. One of the biggest long shots in betting history will be cashed on Wednesday afternoon when Tayla Polia gets paid $100,005 for her $5, 15-leg NFL parlay that came through this week.
2015
Lottery scandal unlikely to affect New Mexico, official says. The expanding investigation of a former security chief for the national association that operates Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and other lotteries is unlikely to affect New Mexico at this point, state lottery CEO David Barden said this week.
2015
Federal officials work to extradite Jamaican lottery scammers. While the arrest and conviction of one Jamaican lottery scammer was successful this year, rounding up his associate in the wide-ranging operation — and 13 other suspects still believed to be in Jamaica — is proving to be more onerous.
2014
$1 million lottery prize goes unclaimed. The deadline for claiming a $1 million Powerball prize sold in New Mexico came and went Wednesday, with nobody stepping forward with the winning ticket.
2013
Police issued lotto tickets during Christmas traffic stops. Motorists caught speeding to grandma's house in Melbourne, Florida, were greeted with a bittersweet Christmas Day surprise as officers doled out warnings and tickets alongside scratch-off lottery games.
2011
Illinois Lottery hopes to sell tickets online in '3 to 4 months'. Illinois Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones said Monday that he hopes the state will begin selling lottery tickets online in the next three to four months.
2010
Merry Christmas indeed! Lucky N.Y. lottery player wins $49M. It will probably be the merriest Christmas one New Yorker has ever known.
2006
21 tickets win Maryland Lottery's Bonus Match 5. Lottery players throughout the State of Maryland should check their Bonus Match 5 tickets for a little something extra this holiday season.
2006
$1 million Powerball lottery winner speaks about picking numbers. A western Oklahoma couple won $1 million playing Powerball on March 17th with numbers that Charles derived while driving his tractor-trailer rig.
2006
Lottery Ticket Worth Over Half A Million Sold In Nashville. A Tennessee Lotto 5 ticket sold in Nashville correctly matched all five numbers from Monday night's drawing, hitting the jackpot of $518,712.
2006
N.C. Lottery sales fall short. North Carolina's lottery sales have tumbled since July, and the game's director predicts that -- under the best scenario -- the lottery will generate $75 million less for education than projected in the current state budget.
2005
Wealthiest schools lose out in Okla. Lottery. Eight public school districts aren't receiving any of the $75 million allocated to common education this year from Oklahoma's lottery and racetrack/tribal casino laws.
2005
One $26 Million UK Lotto Winner on Christmas Eve. One lucky lottery player matched all six numbers in the special UK Lotto Superdraw to win the £15 million (US$26 million) Christmas Eve jackpot.
2005
WI Lottery Player Strikes It Rich on Christmas. A Wisconsin Megabucks player is more than $11 million dollars richer this Christmas.
2005
N.C. Lottery misunderstandings could derail bonds. The new North Carolina lottery is supposed to help fund education, but local school officials and advocates are worried that the newly created state game could shut off a vital source of funding.
2005
Lottery: Promises and pitfalls. A look at problems and solutions of some state lotteries, as North Carolina leaders try to predict their own problems to come.
2005
$6 million in Illinois lottery prizes unclaimed. More than $6 million in Illinois Lottery prize money sits unclaimed -- the largest being a $900,000 Little Lotto jackpot drawn Oct. 2.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Soars to $170 Million. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $170 million, with a cash option of $92.1 million. That's currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world, and the 7th largest Powerball jackpot ever.
2003
Lottery's $125M Pot Stirs City. Visions of sugarplums - and sweet greenbacks - were dancing through the heads of New York lottery players on Christmas as they rushed to buy tickets for tonight's $125 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2003
$315M Lottery Winner Shuns Attention. Tell the world you have $113 million, and that you're willing to give part of it away, and the world will beat a path to your door.
2003
Lottery scam costs Fresno man $2,300. A new twist to a scam involving the Canadian lottery has cost a 77-year-old Fresno man $2,300, Fresno police reported Wednesday.
2003
One ticket wins $3 million Florida Lotto. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $3 million, lottery officials said Thursday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$370 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2018
2.$337 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2017
3.$294 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2018
4.$277 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2017
5.$255 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2015
6.$206 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2011
7.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2019
7.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2010
9.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2003
10.$156 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2014
11.€119 Million
US$136.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2018
12.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2003
13.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2009
14.€85 Million
US$117.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2013
15.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2015
16.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2014
17.€90 Million
US$94.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016
18.€82.52 Million
US$94.25 Million
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2018
19.€77.43 Million
US$92.45 Million
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2017
20.€75 Million
US$89.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2005
21.€67 Million
US$88.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2006
22.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2016
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2006
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2005
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2008

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Friday, Dec 26, 1986
33 years old
1983
Monday, Dec 26, 1983
36 years old
1975
Friday, Dec 26, 1975
44 years old
1973
Wednesday, Dec 26, 1973
46 years old
1969
Friday, Dec 26, 1969
50 years old
1965
Sunday, Dec 26, 1965
54 years old
1965
Sunday, Dec 26, 1965
54 years old
1959
Saturday, Dec 26, 1959
60 years old
1957
Thursday, Dec 26, 1957
62 years old
1944
Tuesday, Dec 26, 1944
75 years old
1938
Monday, Dec 26, 1938
81 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
During the December 2015 North American storm complex, a Tornado Outbreak occurred in the DFW Metroplex, with the most notable tornadoes being an EF2, EF3, and an EF4. About a dozen people died due to various reasons, 10 of which due to the EF4, which did substantial damage to the suburb of Rowlett.
2009
China opens the world's longest high-speed rail route, which links Beijing and Guangzhou.
2004
The 9.1-9.3 MwIndian Ocean earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). One of the largest observed tsunamis follows, affecting the coastal areas of Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia; death toll is estimated at 227,898.
2004
Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.
2003
The 6.6 MwBam earthquake shakes southeastern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving more than 26,000 dead and 30,000 injured.
1999
The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
1998
Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
1994
Four Armed Islamic Grouphijackers seize control of Air France Flight 8969. When the plane lands at Marseille, a French Gendarmerie assault team boards the aircraft and kills the hijackers.
1991
The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War.
1975
Tu-144, the world's first commercial supersonic aircraft, surpassing Mach 2, went into service.
1972
Vietnam War: As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history.
1968
The Communist Party of the Philippines is established by Jose Maria Sison, breaking away from the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas-1930.
1966
The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
1963
The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.
1948
Cardinal József Mindszenty is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.
1948
The last Soviet troops withdraw from North Korea.
1944
World War II: George S. Patton's Third Armybreaks the encirclement of surrounded U.S. forces at Bastogne, Belgium.
1943
World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway's North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
1941
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
1919
Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee, allegedly establishing the Curse of the Bambino superstition.
1898
Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
1871
Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.
1862
American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins.
1862
Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
1862
The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, where 38 Native Americans died.
1861
American Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James Murray Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and the United Kingdom.
1860
The first ever inter-club English association football match takes place between Hallam and Sheffield football clubs in Sheffield.
1825
Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Czar Nicholas I but are suppressed in the Decembrist revolt in Saint Petersburg.
1811
A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of VirginiaGeorge William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.
1806
Battles of Pultusk and Golymin: Russian forces hold French forces under Napoleon.
1805
Austria and France sign the Treaty of Pressburg.
1799
Henry Lee III's eulogy to George Washington in congress declares him as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen". (This is not to be confused with Washington's funeral on December 18.)
1793
Second Battle of Wissembourg: France defeats Austria.
1790
Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.
1776
American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army attacks and successfully defeats a garrison of Hessian forces.
1489
The forces of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, take control of Almería from the Nasrid ruler of Granada, Muhammad XIII.
1481
Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
887
Berengar I is elected as king of Italy by the lords of Lombardy. He is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy at Pavia.

Births On This Day

1994
Souleymane Coulibaly, Ivorian footballer
1992
Cecilia Costa Melgar, Chilean tennis player
1992
Jade Thirlwall, English singer of girl group Little Mix
1991
Eden Sher, American actress
1990
Jon Bellion, American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer
1990
Andy Biersack, American singer-songwriter
1990
Denis Cheryshev, Russian footballer
1990
Aaron Ramsey, Welsh footballer
1989
Yohan Blake, Jamaican sprinter
1986
Kit Harington, English actor
1986
Hugo Lloris, French footballer
1986
Selen Soyder, Turkish actress and beauty queen
1985
Beth Behrs, American actress
1984
Ahmed Barusso, Ghanaian footballer
1984
Leonardo Ghiraldini, Italian rugby player
1984
Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker
1983
Yu Takahashi, Japanese singer-songwriter
1983
Alexander Wang, American fashion designer
1982
Kenneth Darby, American football player
1982
Noel Hunt, Irish footballer
1982
Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian skier
1981
Pablo Canavosio, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1981
Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
1980
Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
1980
Ceylan Ertem, Turkish singer
1979
Fabián Carini, Uruguayan footballer
1979
Chris Daughtry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper
1979
Craig Wing, Australian rugby player
1978
Karel Rüütli, Estonian lawyer and politician
1978
Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player
1977
Fatih Akyel, Turkish footballer and manager
1977
Adrienn Hegedűs, Hungarian tennis player
1976
Simon Goodwin, Australian footballer and coach
1975
Chris Calaguio, Filipino basketball player
1975
Marcelo Ríos, Chilean tennis player
1975
María Vasco, Spanish race walker
1974
Joshua John Miller, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1973
Paulo Frederico Benevenute, Brazilian footballer
1973
Gianluca Faliva, Italian rugby player
1973
Nobuhiko Matsunaka, Japanese baseball player
1973
Steve Prescott, English rugby player (d. 2013)
1972
Esteban Fuertes, Argentinian footballer
1972
Robert Muchamore, English author
1971
Jared Leto, American actor and musician
1971
Mika Nurmela, Finnish footballer
1971
Tatiana Sorokko, Russian-American model and journalist
1970
James Mercer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Isaac Viciosa, Spanish runner
1968
Matt Zoller Seitz, American film critic and author
1966
Jay Farrar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Tim Legler, American basketball player and sportscaster
1966
Jay Yuenger, American guitarist and producer
1964
Elizabeth Kostova, American author
1963
Craig Teitzel, Australian rugby league player
1963
Lars Ulrich, Danish-American drummer, songwriter, and producer
1962
Mark Starr, English wrestler (d. 2013)
1961
Andrew Lock, Australian mountaineer
1961
John Lynch, Northern Irish actor
1960
Keith Martin Ball, American mathematician and academic
1960
Ruud Kaiser, Dutch footballer and manager
1960
Jim Toomey, American cartoonist
1960
Cem Uzan, Turkish businessman and politician
1959
Kōji Morimoto, Japanese animator and director
1959
Hans Nielsen, Danish motorcycle racer
1959
Wang Lijun, Chinese police officer and politician
1958
Adrian Newey, English aerodynamicist and engineer
1957
Dermot Murnaghan, English-Northern Irish journalist and game show host
1956
David Sedaris, American comedian, author, and radio host
1955
Evan Bayh, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Indiana
1954
Peter Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and philanthropist
1954
Ozzie Smith, American baseball player and sportscaster
1953
Leonel Fernández, Dominican lawyer and politician, 51st President of the Dominican Republic
1953
Makis Katsavakis, Greek footballer and manager
1953
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Swedish-Estonian journalist and politician, 4th President of Estonia
1953
Henning Schmitz, German drummer
1950
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Pakistani businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan
1950
Mario Mendoza, Mexican baseball player and manager
1949
José Ramos-Horta, East Timorese lawyer and politician, 2nd President of East Timor, Nobel Prize laureate
1948
Candy Crowley, American journalist
1947
James T. Conway, American general
1947
Jean Echenoz, French author
1947
Carlton Fisk, American baseball player
1947
Josef Janíček, Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player
1947
Richard Levis McCormick, American historian and academic
1946
Alan Frumin, American lawyer and politician
1946
Tiit Rosenberg, Estonian historian and academic
1945
John Walsh, American television host, producer, and activist, created America's Most Wanted
1944
William Ayers, American academic and activist
1942
Vinicio Cerezo, Guatemalan politician, 28th President of Guatemala
1942
Catherine Coulter, American author
1942
Gray Davis, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of California
1941
Daniel Schmid, Swiss actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1940
Edward C. Prescott, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1940
Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1939
Fred Schepisi, Australian director and screenwriter
1939
Phil Spector, American singer-songwriter and producer
1938
Bahram Beyzai, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter
1938
Robert Hamerton-Kelly, South African-American pastor, scholar, and author (d. 2013)
1938
Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1938
Mirko Kovač, Yugoslav-Croatian author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1937
John Horton Conway, English mathematician, known for Conway's Game of Life
1936
Peep Jänes, Estonian architect
1936
Trevor Taylor, English race car driver (d. 2010)
1935
Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American singer (The Four Tops)
1935
Rohan Kanhai, Guyanese cricketer
1935
Norm Ullman, Canadian ice hockey player
1933
Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer and voice actor
1930
Jean Ferrat, French singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2010)
1930
Harry Gamble, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
1930
Donald Moffat, English-American actor (d. 2018)
1929
Kathleen Crowley, American actress (d. 2017)
1929
Régine Zylberberg, Belgian-French singer and actress
1927
Denis Gifford, English journalist and historian (d. 2000)
1927
Alan King, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1927
Stu Miller, American baseball player (d. 2015)
1927
Denis Quilley, English actor (d. 2003)
1926
Earle Brown, American composer (d. 2002)
1924
Frank Broyles, American football player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2017)
1923
Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2013)
1922
Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
1921
Steve Allen, American actor, singer, talk show host, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1921
John Severin, American illustrator (d. 2012)
1918
Olga Lopes-Seale, Guyanese-Barbadian singer and radio host (d. 2011)
1918
Georgios Rallis, Greek lieutenant and politician, 173rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
1915
Rolf Botvid, Swedish actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1914
Richard Widmark, American actor (d. 2008)
1913
Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
1912
Arsenio Lacson, Filipino journalist and politician, Mayor of Manila (d. 1962)
1910
Imperio Argentina, Argentine-Spanish actress and singer (d. 2003)
1910
Marguerite Churchill, American actress (d. 2000)
1909
Matt Gordy, American pole vaulter (d. 1989)
1908
Ralph Hill, American runner (d. 1994)
1907
Albert Gore, Sr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1998)
1905
William Loeb III, American publisher (d. 1981)
1904
Alejo Carpentier, Swiss-Cuban musicologist and author (d. 1980)
1903
Elisha Cook, Jr., American actor (d. 1995)
1902
Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1980)
1901
Elmar Muuk, Estonian linguist and author (d. 1941)
1900
Evelyn Bark, leading member of the British Red Cross, first female recipient of the CMG (d. 1993)
1894
Jean Toomer, American author and poet (d. 1967)
1893
Mao Zedong, Chinese politician, Chairman of the Communist Party of China (d. 1976)
1892
Don Barclay, American actor and illustrator (d. 1975)
1891
Henry Miller, American author and painter (d. 1980)
1890
Konstantinos Georgakopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1973)
1890
Percy Hodge, English runner (d. 1967)
1888
Marius Canard, French orientalist and historian (d. 1982)
1887
Arthur Percival, English general (d. 1966)
1885
Bazoline Estelle Usher, African-American educator (d. 1992)
1883
Maurice Utrillo, French painter (d. 1955)
1874
Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and academic (d. 1965)
1873
Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
1872
Norman Angell, English journalist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1869
Mathieu Cordang, Dutch cyclist (d. 1942)
1867
Phan Bội Châu, Vietnamese activist (d. 1940)
1864
Yun Chi-ho, Korean activist and politician (d. 1945)
1863
Charles Pathé, French record producer, co-founded Pathé Records (d. 1957)
1859
William Stephens, American lawyer and politician, 24th Governor of California (d. 1944)
1854
José Yves Limantour, Mexican financier and politician, Mexican Secretary of Finance (d. 1935)
1853
René Bazin, French author and academic (d. 1932)
1852
Johannes François Snelleman, Dutch zoologist, orientalist, and ethnographer (d. 1938)
1837
Morgan Bulkeley, American soldier and politician, 54th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1922)
1837
George Dewey, American admiral (d. 1917)
1820
Dion Boucicault, Irish actor and playwright (d. 1890)
1819
E. D. E. N. Southworth, American author and educator (d. 1899)
1803
Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (d. 1882)
1791
Charles Babbage, English mathematician and engineer, invented the Difference engine (d. 1871)
1785
Étienne Constantin de Gerlache, Belgian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1871)
1782
Philaret Drozdov, Russian metropolitan and saint (d. 1867)
1780
Mary Somerville, Scottish mathematician, astronomer, and author (d. 1872)
1769
Ernst Moritz Arndt, German writer and poet (d. 1860)
1751
Lord George Gordon, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1793)
1751
Clemens Maria Hofbauer, Austrian priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1820)
1737
Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1815)
1723
Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German-French author and playwright (d. 1807)
1716
Thomas Gray, English poet and scholar (d. 1771)
1716
Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French soldier and philosopher (d. 1803)
1687
Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist and composer (d. 1755)
1646
Robert Bolling, English-American merchant and planter (d. 1709)
1628
John Page, American politician (d. 1692)
1618
Elisabeth of the Palatinate, German princess, philosopher, and Calvinist (d. 1680)
1581
Philip III, Landgrave of Hesse-Butzbach (d. 1643)
1537
Albert, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (d. 1593)
1536
Yi I, Korean philosopher and scholar (d. 1584)
1532
Wilhelm Xylander, German scholar and academic (d. 1576)
1526
Rose Lok, businesswoman and Protestant exile (d.1613)
1446
Charles de Valois, Duke de Berry, French noble (d. 1472)
1194
Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1250)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Irv Weinstein, American broadcaster and television news anchor (b. 1930)
2016
Ricky Harris, American comedian, actor (b. 1962)
2016
George S. Irving, American actor, singer and dancer (b. 1922)
2015
Sidney Mintz, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1922)
2015
Jim O'Toole, American baseball player (b. 1937)
2014
Stanisław Barańczak, Polish-American poet, critic, and scholar (b. 1946)
2014
James B. Edwards, American dentist, soldier, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1927)
2014
Leo Tindemans, Belgian politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1922)
2013
Paul Blair, American baseball player and coach (b. 1944)
2013
Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-American actress and singer (b. 1912)
2012
Gerry Anderson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2012
Gerald McDermott, American author and illustrator (b. 1941)
2012
Ibrahim Tannous, Lebanese general (b. 1929)
2011
Houston Antwine, American football player (b. 1939)
2011
Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Mexican-American actor and producer (b. 1940)
2011
Sarekoppa Bangarappa, Indian politician, 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka (b. 1932)
2011
Joe Bodolai, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)
2011
James Rizzi, American painter and illustrator (b. 1950)
2010
Salvador Jorge Blanco, 48th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1926)
2010
Edward Bhengu, South African activist (b. 1934)
2010
Teena Marie, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1956)
2009
Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
2006
Gerald Ford, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913)
2006
Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier and engineer (b. 1951)
2006
Munir Niazi, Indian-Pakistani poet (b. 1928)
2005
Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American soprano (b. 1937)
2005
Ted Ditchburn, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)
2005
Kerry Packer, Australian publisher and businessman (b. 1937)
2005
Viacheslav Platonov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1939)
2005
Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (b. 1948)
2005
Erich Topp, German commander (b. 1914)
2004
Troy Broadbridge, Australian footballer (b. 1980)
2004
Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African surgeon and academic (b. 1959)
2004
Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (b. 1959)
2004
Angus Ogilvy, English businessman (b. 1928)
2004
Mieszko Talarczyk, Polish-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1974)
2004
Reggie White, American football player and wrestler (b. 1961)
2003
Virginia Coffey, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
2002
Herb Ritts, American photographer and director (b. 1952)
2002
Armand Zildjian, American businessman, founded the Avedis Zildjian Company (b. 1921)
2001
Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (b. 1929)
2000
Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
1999
Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
1999
Shankar Dayal Sharma, Indian academic and politician, 9th President of India (b. 1918)
1998
Ram Swarup, Indian writer on Hindu philosophy and religion (b. 1920)
1997
Cahit Arf, Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
1997
Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek economist and philosopher (b. 1922)
1996
JonBenét Ramsey, American child beauty queen and prominent unsolved murder victim (b. 1990)
1994
Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (b. 1933)
1990
Gene Callahan, American art director and production designer (b. 1923)
1989
Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)
1988
Glenn McCarthy, American businessman, founded the Shamrock Hotel (b. 1907)
1988
Pablo Sorozábal, German-Spanish composer and conductor (b. 1897)
1987
Dorothy Bliss, American invertebrate zoologist, curator at the American Museum of Natural History (b. 1916)
1986
Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress (b. 1902)
1981
Amber Reeves, New Zealand-English author and scholar (b. 1887)
1981
Suat Hayri Ürgüplü, Turkish politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1903)
1981
Savitri, Indian actress, playback singer, dancer, director and producer (b. 1936)
1980
Tony Smith, American sculptor and educator (b. 1912)
1977
Howard Hawks, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1974
Farid al-Atrash, Syrian-Egyptian singer-songwriter, oud player, and actor (b. 1915)
1974
Jack Benny, American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, and violinist (b. 1894)
1974
Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, Scottish admiral (b. 1890)
1973
Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, 11th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)
1972
Harry S. Truman, American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (b. 1884)
1970
Lillian Board, South African-English runner (b. 1948)
1968
Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (b. 1898)
1966
Ina Boudier-Bakker, Dutch author (b. 1875)
1966
Herbert Otto Gille, German general (b. 1897)
1966
Guillermo Stábile, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1905)
1963
Gorgeous George, American wrestler (b. 1915)
1960
Tetsuro Watsuji, Japanese historian and philosopher (b. 1889)
1959
Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (b. 1890)
1933
Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1875)
1933
Henry Watson Fowler, English lexicographer and educator (b. 1858)
1931
Melvil Dewey, American librarian and educator, created the Dewey Decimal Classification (b. 1851)
1929
Albert Giraud, Belgian poet (b. 1860)
1925
Jan Letzel, Czech architect, designed the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (b. 1880)
1923
Dietrich Eckart, German journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1868)
1909
Frederic Remington, American painter and illustrator (b. 1861)
1890
Heinrich Schliemann, German-Italian archaeologist and author (b. 1822)
1869
Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (b. 1797)
1863
Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone (b. 1775)
1786
Gasparo Gozzi, Italian playwright and critic (b. 1713)
1784
Seth Warner, American colonel (b. 1743)
1780
John Fothergill, English physician and botanist (b. 1712)
1771
Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher and activist (b. 1715)
1731
Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French author (b. 1672)
1646
Henri de Bourbon, prince of Condé (b. 1588)
1574
Charles de Lorraine, French cardinal (b. 1524)
1530
Babur, Mongolian emperor (b. 1483)
1476
Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan (b. 1444)
1458
Arthur III, duke of Brittany (b. 1393)
1441
Niccolò III d'Este, marquess of Ferrara
1413
Michele Steno, doge of Venice (b. 1331)
1360
Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent, English commander (b. 1314)
1352
John, 3rd Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1330)
1350
Jean de Marigny, French archbishop
1331
Philip I, Prince of Taranto, titular Latin Emperor (b. 1278)
1302
Valdemar, king of Sweden (b. 1239)
1191
Reginald Fitz Jocelin, archbishop-elect of Canterbury
1006
Gao Qiong, Chinese general (b. 935)
893
Masrur al-Balkhi, Abbasid general
865
Zheng, empress of the Tang Dynasty
831
Euthymius of Sardis, Byzantine bishop and saint (b. 754)
418
Zosimus, pope of the Catholic Church
268
Dionysius, pope of the Catholic Church

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