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On This Day in History:  December 28

December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 3 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Rush of Mega Millions lottery sales prompts surprise jackpot increase. Lottery officials announced today that the jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has been raised from $348 million to $370 million, as a result of rapid sales.
2016
New Jersey makes case to Supreme Court on sports betting. New Jersey's chances of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its attempt to allow legal sports gambling hinge on how a bedrock constitutional principle is applied.
2016
Chicago mayor toyed with idea of city-only lottery. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has toyed with the concept of establishing a city lottery to help ease the city's financial woes and, while the idea has not progressed, it could get backing from at least one key Democrat in Springfield.
2010
$200 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased. Players of the Mega Millions multi-state lottery have an even better reason to rush out and buy some tickets before tonight's drawing.
2009
One winner in Israel's largest-ever lottery drawing. 7 million tickets were purchased for the largest cash prize in Israel's lottery history but only one person won, taking the first prize of NIS 74 million (US$19.5 million).
2009
Iowa lottery offering bonus holiday drawing. Officials with the Iowa Lottery say those playing holiday scratch-off games shouldn't throw away their tickets if they lose.
2009
Mega Millions coming to North Dakota. The North Dakota Lottery Division is launching Mega Millions in January.
2009
Store that sold $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket identified. Kentucky lottery officials have identified the store that sold the state's largest Powerball jackpot winning ticket over the weekend, but no one has claimed the prize as of Monday morning.
2009
Md. man claims $250K prize 1 day before deadline. An Elkton, Maryland, man claimed a $250,000 Mega Millions prize -- with one day left before he missed the deadline.
2009
1 ticket wins $7M Calif. lottery jackpot. California's SuperLotto Plus game may soon be delivering a heck of a stocking stuffer for someone in the Coachella Valley.
2009
$128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Kentucky. Kentucky lottery officials say there was a single $128.6 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Georgetown, 65 miles east of Louisville, making it the largest jackpot won in the history of the Kentucky lottery.
2008
Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle tickets sold out. The last ticket for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Jan. 3 Millionaire Raffle was sold Saturday at 10:21 a.m. at McCunes News, 606 Central Avenue in Johnstown, Cambria County.
2006
$208M Lottery Winner Dies At Age 43. The Michigan man who won a $208 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot with his wife in April 2005 has died, police and a family spokesman said.
2006
Luck pays off for a whole lot of Maryland Lottery players. Saturday's Maryland Bonus Match 5 lottery game yielded a record 21 tickets winning the top prize, 15 of them bought at a Bethesda convenience store. Lottery officials think one person bought all 15 tickets with the same numbers.
2005
A look back at the North Carolina lottery in 2005. Lottery Post documents the wide array of new stories about the North Carolina Lottery in 2005.
2005
Georgia lottery sales climb during holidays. The holiday season has lottery sales climbing in South Georgia.
2005
Tenn. Senator seeks more funds for lottery scholars. A state lawmaker's crusade to increase the amount of Tennessee's lottery scholarships is raising concerns among his colleagues and the governor, who say giving full scholarships this early in the program may create a financial crisis down the road.
2005
N.C. Lottery commission approves contracts for potential retailers. The North Carolina Lottery Commission is closer to putting together a network of ticket retailers after approving a proposed contract with about 30 guidelines for stores.
2005
Lottery company misses bid deadline. One of the two major American lottery companies Tuesday let a key deadline pass for winning the right to operate a major chunk of North Carolina's new lottery games.
2004
NJ lottery player pursues an idea to help the environment. Ed Knorr, chairman of the Williamstown-based Green Action Alliance and inventor of New Jersey's "Best Dam Lottery Game," is working on a new game that aids the environment.
2004
Texas woman wins $175,000 Mega Millions lottery prize. Patricia Higgins, a mother of five and grandmother to nine, had an exciting Christmas Day, matching the first 5 Mega Millions lottery numbers to win a $175,000 prize.
2004
Texas Couple Loses $14,000 In Lottery Scam. The Upshur County Sheriff's Department is the last place Thomas McRee, 77, expected to be Monday morning after Christmas. He was there to sort out the mess that has cost him more than all of his life savings.
2004
Virginia Lottery loses its shirt on triple-eights. There were so many winners in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 3 game yesterday that the lottery came out a loser.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$384 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2017
2.$370 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2018
3.$306 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2017
4.$301.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2015
5.$221 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2003
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2019
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2010
8.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2014
9.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2003
10.€119 Million
US$136.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2018
11.€97 Million
US$133.52 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2013
12.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2014
13.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2015
14.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016
15.€83.71 Million
US$95.81 Million
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2018
16.€90 Million
US$94.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016
17.€77.43 Million
US$92.45 Million
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2017
18.€75 Million
US$89.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2005
19.€67 Million
US$88.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2006
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2006
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2005
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2008
23.$72 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2006
24.€67.43 Million
US$70.71 Million
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2016
25.$70 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1982
37 years old
1979
Friday, Dec 28, 1979
40 years old
1977
Wednesday, Dec 28, 1977
42 years old
1971
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1971
48 years old
1966
Wednesday, Dec 28, 1966
53 years old
1965
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1965
54 years old
1962
Friday, Dec 28, 1962
57 years old
1959
Monday, Dec 28, 1959
60 years old
1952
Sunday, Dec 28, 1952
67 years old
1942
Monday, Dec 28, 1942
77 years old
1937
Tuesday, Dec 28, 1937
82 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashes into the Karimata Strait en route from Surabaya to Singapore, killing all 162 people aboard.
2014
Nine people die and another 19 are reported missing, when the MS Norman Atlantic catches fire in the Strait of Otranto, in the Adriatic Sea, in Italian waters.
2009
Forty-three people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
2006
War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.
1989
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
1973
The United StatesEndangered Species Act is signed into law by Pres. Richard Nixon.
1967
Muriel Siebert becomes the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.
1958
"Greatest Game Ever Played": Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football Leaguesudden deathovertime game at New York's Yankee Stadium.
1956
Chin Peng, David Marshall and Tunku Abdul Rahman meet in Baling, Malaya to try and resolve the Malayan Emergency situation.
1948
The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami.
1944
Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score eight points in one game of NHLice hockey.
1943
Soviet authorities launch operation Operation Ulussy, beginning the deportation of the Kalmyk nation to Siberia and Central Asia.
1943
World War II: After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the Battle of Ortona concludes with the victory of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.
1941
World War II: Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate high-ranking Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich, commences.
1918
Constance Markievicz, while detained in Holloway prison, became the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons.
1912
The first municipally ownedstreetcars take to the streets in San Francisco.
1908
The 7.1 MwMessina earthquake shakes Southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 75,000 and 200,000.
1902
The Syracuse Athletic Clubdefeated the New York Philadelphians, 5-0, in the first indoor professional football game, which was held at Madison Square Garden.
1895
The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines.
1895
Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
1885
Indian National Congress, a political party of India, is founded in Bombay Presidency, British India.
1879
Tay Bridge disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom collapses as a train passes over it, killing 75.
1846
Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
1836
South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
1836
Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico with the signing of the Santa María-Calatrava Treaty.
1835
Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
1832
John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
1795
Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto).
1768
King Taksin's coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
1659
The Marathas defeat the Adilshahi forces in the Battle of Kolhapur.
1308
The reign of Emperor Hanazono of Japan begins.
1065
Edward the Confessor's Romanesque monastic church at Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
893
An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia.
484
Alaric II succeeds his father Euric and becomes king of the Visigoths. He establishes his capital at Aire-sur-l'Adour (Southern Gaul).
457
Majorian is acclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire and recognized by Emperor Leo I the Thracian.
418
Pope Boniface I is elected.
169 BC
The menorah is lit to rededicate the Holy Temple of Jerusalem after two centuries of foreign rule and religious oppression and a seven-year revolt. The menorah burns for eight days without the sufficient fuel needed to do so, birthing the holiday Hanukkah.

Births On This Day

1994
Adam Peaty, English swimmer
1990
Ayele Abshero, Ethiopian runner
1990
Bastiaan Lijesen, Dutch swimmer
1990
David Archuleta, American singer-songwriter
1989
Salvador Sobral, Portuguese singer and Eurovision winner
1987
Matthias Schwarz, German footballer
1986
Tom Huddlestone, English footballer
1985
Kamani Hill, American soccer player
1984
Martin Kaymer, German golfer
1984
Leroy Lita, English footballer
1984
Alex Lloyd, English race car driver
1984
Duane Solomon, American runner
1982
Cedric Benson, American football player
1982
François Gourmet, Belgian decathlete
1982
Ferry Rotinsulu, Indonesian footballer
1982
Curtis Glencross, Canadian hockey player
1981
Narsha, South Korean singer and dancer
1981
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
1981
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, American journalist
1981
Sienna Miller, American-born British actress and fashion designer
1981
Frank Turner, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Mika Väyrynen, Finnish footballer
1980
Lomana LuaLua, Congolese footballer
1980
Ryta Turava, Belarusian race walker
1979
James Blake, American tennis player
1979
Zach Hill, American musician and artist
1979
Senna Guemmour, German singer-songwriter
1979
Bill Hall, American baseball player
1979
Noomi Rapace, Swedish actress
1978
Chris Coyne, Australian footballer and manager
1978
John Legend, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor
1977
Derrick Brew, American sprinter
1977
Shane Elford, Australian rugby league player
1977
Seun Ogunkoya, Nigerian sprinter
1976
Ben Tune, Australian rugby player
1976
Igor Žiković, Croatian footballer
1976
Trond Nymark, Norwegian race walker
1975
B. J. Ryan, American baseball player
1974
Jocelyn Enriquez, American singer
1974
Rob Niedermayer, Canadian ice hockey player
1974
Markus Weinzierl, German footballer and manager
1973
Holger Blume, German sprinter
1973
Marc Blume, German sprinter
1973
Shawn Harrison, American actor
1973
Seth Meyers, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host
1973
Ids Postma, Dutch speed skater
1972
Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer
1972
Patrick Rafter, Australian-Bermudian tennis player and model
1972
Adam Vinatieri, American football player
1971
Benny Agbayani, American baseball player
1971
Sergi Barjuán, Spanish footballer and manager
1971
Anita Doth, Dutch singer-songwriter
1971
William Gates, American basketball player
1970
Elaine Hendrix, American actress
1970
James Jett, American sprinter and football player
1970
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, Dutch tennis player
1969
Linus Torvalds, Finnish-American computer programmer, developed Linux kernel
1968
Akihiko Hoshide, Japanese engineer and astronaut
1967
Chris Ware, American illustrator
1967
Sean Casey, American filmmaker, storm chaser
1965
Allar Levandi, Estonian skier
1964
Tex Perkins, Australian singer-songwriter
1964
Maite Zúñiga, Spanish runner
1962
Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (d. 1999)
1961
Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager
1960
Ray Bourque, Canadian ice hockey player
1960
John Fitzgerald, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster
1960
Melvin Turpin, American basketball player (d. 2010)
1959
Hansjörg Kunze, German runner and sportscaster
1959
Daniel Léo Simpson, American composer
1959
Ana Torroja, Spanish singer-songwriter
1958
Terry Butcher, English footballer and manager
1958
Curt Byrum, American golfer
1958
Zoran Gajić, Serbian volleyball trainer
1956
Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
1955
Stephen Frost, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1955
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese author, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
1954
Gayle King, American television journalist
1954
Denzel Washington, American actor, director, and producer
1953
Richard Clayderman, French pianist
1953
Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese wrestler and promoter, founded Dradition wrestling promotion
1953
Charlie Pierce, American journalist and author
1953
Martha Wash, American singer-songwriter
1952
Arun Jaitley, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Indian Minister of Law and Justice
1952
Bridget Prentice, Scottish educator and politician
1950
Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
1950
Clifford Cocks, English mathematician and cryptographer
1950
Rainer Maria Latzke, German-American painter and academic
1948
Ziggy Modeliste, American drummer
1948
Mary Weiss, American pop singer, The Shangri-Las
1947
Dick Diamonde, Dutch-Australian rock bass player
1947
Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2000)
1946
Mike Beebe, American lawyer and politician, 45th Governor of Arkansas
1946
Pierre Falardeau, Canadian director, screenwriter, and activist (d. 2009)
1946
Hubert Green, American golfer (d. 2018)
1946
Tim Johnson, American lawyer and politician
1946
Barbara, Lady Judge, American-English lawyer and businesswoman
1946
Bill Lee, American baseball player and author
1946
Laffit Pincay Jr., Panamanian jockey
1946
Edgar Winter, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1945
Max Hastings, English journalist, historian, and author
1944
Sandra Faber, American astronomer and academic
1944
Johnny Isakson, American sergeant and politician
1944
Kary Mullis, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1944
Gordon Taylor, English footballer
1943
Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Peruvian cardinal
1943
Chas Hodges, English singer and musician (Chas & Dave) (d. 2018)
1943
David Peterson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Ontario
1943
Joan Ruddock, Welsh politician
1942
Roger Swerts, Belgian cyclist
1941
Intikhab Alam, Indian-Pakistani cricketer and coach
1940
A. K. Antony, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence
1940
Don Francisco, Chilean-American journalist and talk show host
1939
Philip Anschutz, American businessman, founded Anschutz Entertainment Group
1939
Frank McLintock, Scottish footballer and manager
1939
Michelle Urry, American journalist and illustrator (d. 2006)
1938
Dick Sudhalter, American trumpet player, scholar, and critic (d. 2008)
1937
Ratan Tata, Indian businessman and philanthropist
1936
Alan Coleman, English-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1936
Lawrence Schiller, American journalist, director, and producer
1934
Rudi Faßnacht, German footballer and manager (d. 2000)
1934
Maggie Smith, English actress
1934
Chieko Aioi, Japanese actress and voice actress (d. 2013)
1933
John Y. Brown Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 55th Governor of Kentucky
1932
Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (d. 2002)
1932
Dorsey Burnette, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
1932
Roy Hattersley, English journalist and politician, Shadow Home Secretary
1932
Harry Howell, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1932
Nichelle Nichols, American actress
1932
Manuel Puig, Argentinian author and playwright (d. 1990)
1931
Guy Debord, French theorist and author (d. 1994)
1931
Martin Milner, American actor (d. 2015)
1930
Mariam A. Aleem, Egyptian illustrator and academic (d. 2010)
1929
Brian Redhead, English journalist and author (d. 1994)
1929
Terry Sawchuk, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 1970)
1928
Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 2001)
1926
Donald Carr, German-English cricketer and referee (d. 2016)
1925
Hildegard Knef, German actress and singer (d. 2002)
1925
Milton Obote, Ugandan engineer and politician, 2nd President of Uganda (d. 2005)
1924
Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Ethiopian politician; President of Ethiopia (d. 2018)
1922
Stan Lee, American publisher, producer, and actor (d. 2018)
1921
Johnny Otis, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2012)
1920
Tufty Mann, South African cricketer (d. 1952)
1920
Bruce McCarty, American architect, designed the Knoxville City-County Building (d. 2013)
1920
Steve Van Buren, Honduran-American football player (d. 2012)
1920
Al Wistert, American football player and coach (d. 2016)
1919
Emily Cheney Neville, American author (d. 1997)
1917
Ellis Clarke, Trinidadian politician, 1st President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2010)
1914
Bidia Dandaron, Russian author and educator (d. 1974)
1914
Pops Staples, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1913
Lou Jacobi, Canadian-American actor (d. 2009)
1911
Wil van Beveren, Dutch sprinter and journalist (d. 2003)
1910
Billy Williams, American singer (d. 1972)
1908
Lew Ayres, American actor (d. 1996)
1907
Ze'ev Ben-Haim, Ukrainian-Israeli linguist and academic (d. 2013)
1903
Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1983)
1903
John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician and physicist (d. 1957)
1902
Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher and author (d. 2001)
1902
Shen Congwen, Chinese author and educator (d. 1988)
1898
Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish-American meteorologist and academic (d. 1957)
1898
Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
1895
Carol Ryrie Brink, American author and playwright (d. 1981)
1890
Quincy Wright, American political scientist, historian, and academic (d. 1970)
1888
F. W. Murnau, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1931)
1887
Werner Kolhörster, German physicist and academic (d. 1946)
1882
Arthur Eddington, English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1944)
1882
Lili Elbe, Danish model and painter (d. 1931)
1870
Charles Bennett, English runner (d. 1949)
1865
Félix Vallotton, Swiss/French painter (d. 1925)
1856
Woodrow Wilson, American historian and politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
1842
Calixa Lavallée, Canadian-American lieutenant and composer (d. 1891)
1818
Carl Remigius Fresenius, German chemist and academic (d. 1897)
1798
Thomas Henderson, Scottish astronomer and mathematician (d. 1844)
1789
Catharine Maria Sedgwick, American novelist of "domestic fiction" (d. 1867)
1775
Jean-Gabriel Eynard, Swiss banker and photographer (d. 1863)
1763
John Molson, English-Canadian brewer, founded the Molson Brewery (d. 1836)
1722
Eliza Lucas, Caribbean-American agriculturalist (d. 1793)
1665
George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1716)
1655
Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk (d. 1698)
1651
Johann Krieger, German organist and composer (d. 1735)
1635
Elizabeth Stuart, second daughter of King Charles I of England (d. 1650)
1619
Antoine Furetière, French author and scholar (d. 1688)
1535
Martin Eisengrein, German theologian (d. 1578)
1522
Margaret of Parma (d. 1583)
1510
Nicholas Bacon, English politician (d. 1579)
1461
Louise of Savoy, French nun (d. 1503)
1164
Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Amos Oz, Israeli author and journalist (b. 1939)
2018
Toshiko Fujita, Japanese actress, singer and narrator (b. 1950)
2018
Shehu Shagari, 6th President of Nigeria (b. 1925)
2017
Rose Marie, American actress and comedienne (b. 1923)
2016
Debbie Reynolds, American actress, singer and dancer (b. 1932)
2016
Jean-Christophe Victor, French political scientist (b. 1947)
2015
John Bradbury, English drummer and songwriter (b. 1953)
2015
Eloy Inos, Mariana Islander businessman and politician, 8th Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands (b. 1949)
2015
Lemmy, English musician, singer, and songwriter (b. 1945)
2014
Vahan Hovhannisyan, Armenian politician (b. 1956)
2014
Frankie Randall, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
2014
Leelah Alcorn, American transgender teenager (b. 1997)
2013
Halton Arp, American-German astronomer and critic (b. 1927)
2013
Esther Borja, Cuban soprano and actress (b. 1913)
2013
Harry C. Goode Jr., American soldier and politician, 51st Mayor of Melbourne, Florida (b. 1938)
2013
Andrew Jacobs, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1932)
2013
Alfred Marshall, American businessman, founded Marshalls (b. 1919)
2013
Joseph Ruskin, American actor and producer (b. 1924)
2013
Ilya Tsymbalar, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (b. 1969)
2012
Nicholas Ambraseys, Greek-English seismologist and engineer (b. 1929)
2012
Mark Crispin, American computer scientist and academic, designed the IMAP (b. 1956)
2012
Václav Drobný, Czech footballer (b. 1980)
2012
Frankie Walsh, Irish hurler and manager (b. 1936)
2010
Billy Taylor, American pianist and composer (b. 1921)
2009
Jimmy Sullivan, American musician, composer and songwriter. Known by his stage name The Rev (b. 1981)
2008
Irene Lieblich, Polish-American painter and illustrator (b. 1923)
2006
Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian politician, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956)
2004
Jerry Orbach, American actor and singer (b. 1935)
2004
Susan Sontag, American novelist, essayist, critic, and playwright (b. 1933)
2003
Benjamin Thurman Hacker, American admiral (b. 1935)
2001
Samuel Abraham Goldblith, American lieutenant, biologist, and engineer (b. 1919)
2001
William X. Kienzle, American priest and author (b. 1928)
1999
Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914)
1994
Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1911)
1993
William L. Shirer, American journalist and historian (b. 1904)
1992
Sal Maglie, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
1990
Warren Skaaren, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)
1989
Hermann Oberth, Romanian-German physicist and engineer (b. 1894)
1986
John D. MacDonald, American colonel and author (b. 1916)
1986
Jan Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1922)
1984
Sam Peckinpah, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
1984
Mary Stewart, Baroness Stewart of Alvechurch, British politician and educator (b. 1903)
1983
William Demarest, American actor (b. 1892)
1983
Dennis Wilson, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (b. 1944)
1981
Allan Dwan, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
1976
Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903)
1971
Max Steiner, Austrian-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1888)
1968
David Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, soldier and courtier (b. 1893)
1967
Katharine McCormick, American biologist and philanthropist (b. 1875)
1963
Paul Hindemith, German violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1895)
1960
Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, academic, and diplomat (b. 1895)
1959
Ante Pavelić, Croatian war criminal, Holocaust/Porajmos perpetrator; Prime Minister of the Independent State of Croatia (b. 1889)
1949
Jack Lovelock, New Zealand runner and soldier (b. 1910)
1947
Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (b. 1869)
1946
Elie Nadelman, Polish-American sculptor (b. 1882)
1945
Theodore Dreiser, American novelist and journalist (b. 1871)
1943
Steve Evans, American baseball player (b. 1885)
1942
Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (b. 1869)
1938
Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (b. 1886)
1937
Maurice Ravel, French pianist and composer (b. 1875)
1935
Clarence Day, American author and illustrator (b. 1874)
1932
Jack Blackham, Australian cricketer (b. 1854)
1924
Léon Bakst, Russian painter and costume designer (b. 1866)
1919
Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1854)
1918
Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet and journalist (b. 1865)
1917
Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian captain and pilot (b. 1892)
1916
Eduard Strauss, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1835)
1913
Ahmet Mithat Efendi, Turkish journalist and translator (b. 1844)
1900
Alexandre de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese soldier and explorer (b. 1846)
1897
William Corby, American priest and academic (b. 1833)
1890
Dennis Miller Bunker, American painter (b. 1861)
1872
James Van Ness, American lawyer and politician, 7th Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1808)
1859
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, English historian and politician, Secretary at War (b. 1800)
1795
Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian physician and lawyer (b. 1747)
1785
Peter Ernst Wilde, Polish-Estonian physician and journalist (b. 1732)
1736
Antonio Caldara, Italian composer (b. 1670)
1734
Rob Roy MacGregor, Scottish outlaw (b. 1671)
1715
William Carstares, Scottish minister and academic (b. 1649)
1708
Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist and mycologist (b. 1656)
1706
Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and author (b. 1647)
1703
Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1664)
1694
Mary II of England (b. 1662)
1671
Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German scholar and critic (b. 1611)
1663
Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)
1622
Francis de Sales, French bishop and saint (b. 1567)
1558
Hermann Finck, German organist and composer (b. 1527)
1547
Konrad Peutinger, German humanist and antiquarian (b. 1465)
1503
Piero the Unfortunate, Italian ruler (b. 1471)
1491
Bertoldo di Giovanni, Italian sculptor (b. c. 1435)
1446
Antipope Clement VIII (b. 1369)
1394
Maria Angelina Doukaina Palaiologina, queen of Epirus (b. 1350)
1367
Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shōgun (b. 1330)
1326
Sir David II Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl, Constable of Scotland, and Chief Warden of Northumberland
1297
Hugh Aycelin, French cardinal (b. 1230)
1218
Robert II, Count of Dreux (b. 1154)
925
Wang Zongbi, general of the Chinese state of Former Shu

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