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On This Day in History:  December 29

December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 2 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
EuroMillions £161 million lottery jackpot winner Colin Weir dies aged 71. Colin Weir, winner of the £161 million EuroMillions jackpot in what was Europe's biggest lottery prize, has died at the age of 71 after a short illness. At the time, the jackpot was worth $260.5 million in US dollars.
2015
Tipton granted delay in next trial until July. A judge has delayed the trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in several states.
2015
Dutch court rules woman who won lottery during divorce can keep it all. A woman who won a €2.1 million (US$2.3 million) lottery prize during a divorce has no obligation to share it with her ex-husband, according to a Dutch court decision published on Tuesday.
2015
Largest-ever UK Lotto jackpot has players... angry?. In the United States, a record jackpot is cause for celebration and waves of ticket-buying, but in the United Kingdom players are bemoaning tomorrow night's record £42.2 million (US$62.62 million) Lotto jackpot and threatening to boycott the game, according to local media reports.
2014
Elderly Detroit man who recently won lottery missing. The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 86-year-old man who was last seen earlier this month.
2011
Iowa $16.5M Hot Lotto winner claims prize with two hours to spare. The winning ticket for a $16.5 million lottery jackpot was turned in Thursday less than two hours before it expired, the head of the Iowa Lottery said.
2010
$237 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again. Will an incredibly lucky lottery player end 2010 with a life-changing windfall, or will the first jackpot of 2011 be more than a quarter billion dollars?
2009
Weeks from losing house, couple wins $7M lottery jackpot. A semi-retired security guard and a social worker from Desert Hot Springs claimed a $7 million lottery jackpot on Monday.
2008
Powerball lottery to have larger jackpot, but harder to win. The Powerball lottery game will be going through some changes beginning in January, including having a larger starting jackpot that is more difficult to win.
2008
CEO: Bonuses in lottery business are necessary. In a year in which the state is cutting back on spending, freezing pay and laying off staffers, Georgia Lottery CEO Margaret DeFrancisco received a $150,000 bonus, and her staff received $2.5 million in bonuses this year.
2008
National Lottery computer fiasco cost winner £800,000. A systems failure at the lottery operator Camelot caused terminals in shops to crash as they tried to issue tickets for the main Lotto draw and even halted Internet sales.
2006
Ontario Lottery delays payouts to 'insider' winners. Christmas came four days early but seven weeks late for a trio of "insider" lottery winners from a small town northeast of Peterborough, Ontario, who faced a lengthy investigation before receiving their big payout.
2006
Connecticut lottery machines offline for hours. Lottery sales were fully restored in New Haven County Friday night, hours after telephone line problems shut down more than 900 state lottery machines earlier in the day.
2005
Breakfast buddies file suit over lottery ticket. A Howland, Ohio couple who won $250,000 playing Mega Millions discovered the hard way that money can come between friends.
2005
N.D. Lottery sales remain strong after two years. It's too early to determine if lottery sales are leveling off nearly two years after the first tickets were sold, according to Chuck Keller, director of the North Dakota Lottery Division.
2005
Penn. man strikes it rich with $1M lottery ticket. Kevin Lutz's lucky number used to be "7" until Christmas Eve and a match of the number "31" made him the second resident near Sayre Borough, Pennsylvania, in two months to win $1 million on a scratch-off ticket.
2005
Lottery winner has just 4 days left to claim $16 million. A UK Lotto multi-millionaire has just four days left to claim £9.4 million (US$16 million).
2005
Horoscope predicted lottery win. Gabrielle and Darren Nash should not have been surprised when they won the £15 million (US$26 million) UK Lotto jackpot on Christmas Eve -- as it had already been predicted.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Leaps to $58 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $58 million dollars.
2004
Secret Lottery millionaire leaves fortune to charities. Gail German hit the jackpot when she won £1 million (US$1.92 million) playing the UK Lotto, but no one in the tiny hamlet where she lived knew about it.
2004
Oregon lottery sales averaged $249 per resident last year. Oregon Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann said that per capita Lottery spending totaled $249 during fiscal 2004, up slightly from $239 the previous year.
2004
Kentucky Cash Ball player wins 5 jackpots totaling $1 million. In what Kentucky lottery officials described as a relatively unusual manner of play, the winner of Monday's Cash Ball game picked the same numbers on all five plays: 11, 14, 21, 24 and, for the Cash Ball, 22.
2004
Mass. lottery winner, 94, sues to get lump-sum payment. Louise Outing is 94 years old, and she knows it would be foolish to expect to live another 20. So the lottery winner wants all of her cash now, not in payments spread out over the next two decades.
2003
Tuesday's Mega Millions Jackpot Raised to $155 Million. Today, the 11-member group of Mega Millions announced Tuesday's jackpot would be worth an estimated $155 million, up $5 million from the previous estimated amount.
2003
$210 Million Powerball Jackpot up for Grabs on New Year's Eve. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $210 million, with a cash option of $113.9 million. That would rank as the 5th largest Powerball jackpot ever, and would rank as the 7th largest lottery jackpot all-time.
2003
$150M pot so sweet!. With the Mega Millions jackpot growing to $150 million, New Yorkers had at least one lofty New Year's resolution: Get rich - quick.
2003
State lottery kickoff nears. About six weeks from now, Tennesseans will be able to participate in their own state lottery, and through it finance higher education for 65,000 students.
2003
Millionaire antsy. He's got a million reasons to retire, but the idea of sitting back and relaxing in his plush new west-side home is driving lottery winner Donald Majore to distraction.
2003
One ticket wins $3 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $3 million, lottery officials said Sunday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$425 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2019
2.$384 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2017
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.$242 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2010
6.$221 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2003
7.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2020
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.€128 Million
US$147.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2019
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.€78.69 Million
US$94.42 Million
Draw Date
Dec 30, 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
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Friday, Dec 29, 1989
30 years old
1987
Tuesday, Dec 29, 1987
32 years old
1983
Thursday, Dec 29, 1983
36 years old
1981
Tuesday, Dec 29, 1981
38 years old
1979
Saturday, Dec 29, 1979
40 years old
1979
Saturday, Dec 29, 1979
40 years old
1978
Friday, Dec 29, 1978
41 years old
1977
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
42 years old
1977
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
42 years old
1977
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
42 years old
1969
Monday, Dec 29, 1969
50 years old
1961
Friday, Dec 29, 1961
58 years old
1960
Thursday, Dec 29, 1960
59 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
An apartment fire kills 12 people when an apartment building in the Bronx, New York is accidentally set alight.
2013
A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd kills at least 18 people and wounds 40 others.
2012
A Tupolev Tu-204 airliner crashes in a ditch between the airport fence and the M3 highway after overshooting a runway at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, killing five people and leaving three others critically injured.
2011
Samoa and Tokelau skip straight to December 31 when moving from one side of the International Date Line to another.
2006
UK settles its Anglo-American loan, post-WWII loan debt.
2003
The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
1998
Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over one million lives.
1997
Hong Kong begins to kill all the city's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
1996
Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
1992
Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
1989
Czech writer, philosopher and dissident Václav Havel is elected the first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia.
1975
A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
1972
Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar) crashes in the Florida Everglades on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101 of the 176 people on board.
1949
KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
1940
World War II: In the Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, England, killing almost 200 civilians.
1937
The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
1934
Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
1930
Sir Muhammad Iqbal's presidential address in Allahabad introduces the two-nation theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
1916
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914-15).
1911
Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, enthroning 9th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu as Khagan of Mongolia.
1911
Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.
1890
Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota are killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment.
1876
The Ashtabula River railroad disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
1874
The military coup of Gen. Martinez Campos in Sagunto ends the failed First Spanish Republic and the monarchy is restored as Prince Alfonso is proclaimed King of Spain.
1860
The launch of HMS Warrior, with her combination of screw propeller, iron hull and iron armour, renders all previous warships obsolete.
1851
The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
1845
In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, the United States annexes the Republic of Texas, following the manifest destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
1835
The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
1812
USS Constitution, under the command of CaptainWilliam Bainbridge, captures HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three-hour battle.
1778
American Revolutionary War: Three thousand British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant ColonelArchibald CampbellcaptureSavannah, Georgia.
1508
Portuguese forces under the command of Francisco de Almeida attack Khambhat at the Battle of Dabul.
1503
The Battle of Garigliano (1503) was fought between a Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba and a French army commanded by Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo
1427
The Ming army begins its withdraw from Hanoi, ending the Chinese domination of Đại Việt.
1170
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.
875
Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor Charles II.

Births On This Day

1995
Ross Lynch, American singer and actor
1993
Travis Head, Australian cricketer
1989
Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player
1988
Eric Berry, American football player
1988
Christen Press, American footballer
1988
Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
1987
Juliana Huxtable, American artist
1987
Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor
1987
Yuhi Sekiguchi, Japanese race car driver
1986
Joe Anyon, English footballer
1984
Brenton Lawrence, Australian rugby league player
1984
Reimo Tamm, Estonian basketball player
1983
Jessica Andrews, American singer-songwriter
1983
James Kelly, Australian footballer
1982
Alison Brie, American actress and singer
1982
Brian Hill, Canadian swimmer
1982
Dale Morris, Australian footballer
1982
Norbert Siedler, Austrian race car driver
1981
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater and sportscaster
1981
Shaun Suisham, American football player
1981
Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko, Estonian footballer
1979
Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed martial artist
1979
Diego Luna, Mexican actor, director and producer
1979
Moe Oshikiri, Japanese model and actress
1979
George Parros, American ice hockey player
1978
Jake Berry, English lawyer and politician
1978
Matthew Carr, Australian footballer
1978
Kieron Dyer, English footballer and coach
1978
Danny Higginbotham, English footballer and journalist
1978
Steve Kemp, English drummer
1977
Jimmy Journell, American baseball player
1976
Filip Kuba, Czech ice hockey player
1976
Danny McBride, American actor, producer and screenwriter
1975
Shawn Hatosy, American actor
1975
Jaret Wright, American baseball player
1974
Twinkle Khanna, Indian actress and writer
1974
Mekhi Phifer, American actor and producer
1974
Richie Sexson, American baseball player and coach
1974
Ryan Shore, Canadian composer and producer
1973
Theo Epstein, American businessman
1972
Jude Law, English actor
1971
Besnik Hasi, Kosovo Albanian football manager and former player
1970
Enrico Chiesa, Italian footballer and manager
1970
Aled Jones, Welsh singer and television host
1970
Glen Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
1969
Jennifer Ehle, American actress
1969
Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver and journalist
1968
Ri Pun-hui, North Korean table tennis player
1967
Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian-American journalist
1967
Evan Seinfeld, American bass player, actor, and director
1967
Lilly Wachowski, American director, screenwriter and producer
1966
Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer and coach
1966
Martin Offiah, English rugby league player and sportscaster
1966
Jeff Luhnow, American businessman
1965
Laurent Boudouani, French boxer
1965
Dexter Holland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist and composer
1964
Michael Cudlitz, American actor
1963
Des Foy, English rugby player
1963
Dave McKean, English illustrator, photographer, director, and pianist
1963
Sean Payton, American football player and coach
1963
Liisa Savijarvi, Canadian skier
1962
Wynton Rufer, New Zealand footballer
1962
Devon White, Jamaican-American baseball player
1962
Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician and former president
1961
Kevin Granata, American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
1961
Jim Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Richard Horton, English physician and journalist
1960
David Boon, Australian cricketer
1960
David Gilbert, Australian cricketer
1960
Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Congolese militia leader, founded the Union of Congolese Patriots
1959
Keith Crossan, Irish rugby player
1959
Patricia Clarkson, American actress
1959
Ann Demeulemeester, Belgian fashion designer
1959
Milton Ottey, Jamaican-Canadian high jumper and coach
1959
Paula Poundstone, American comedian and author
1958
Nancy J. Currie, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut
1957
Brad Grey, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2017)
1957
Oliver Hirschbiegel, German actor, director, and producer
1957
Iain Paxton, Scottish rugby player and coach
1957
Paul Rudnick, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
1956
Katy Munger, American writer
1955
Donald D. Hoffman, American quantitative psychologist and popular science writer
1954
Albrecht Böttcher, German mathematician and author
1954
Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1953
Thomas Bach, German fencer, lawyer and sports administrator; 9th President of the International Olympic Committee
1953
Alan Rusbridger, Zambia-born English journalist and academic
1953
Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower and coach
1953
Stanley Williams, American gang leader, co-founded the Crips (d. 2005)
1953
Charlayne Woodard, American actress and playwright
1952
Gelsey Kirkland, American ballerina and choreographer
1951
Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress
1949
David Topliss, English rugby league player and coach (d. 2008)
1948
Peter Robinson, Northern Irish politician, 3rd First Minister of Northern Ireland
1947
Richard Crandall, American physicist and computer scientist (d. 2012)
1947
Ted Danson, American actor and producer
1947
Leonhard Lapin, Estonian architect and poet
1947
Cozy Powell, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1998)
1947
David Tanner, English rower and coach
1947
Vincent Winter, Scottish actor, director, and production manager (d. 1998)
1946
Marianne Faithfull, English singer-songwriter and actress
1946
Laffit Pincay, Jr., Panamanian jockey
1945
Birendra of Nepal, King of Nepal from 1972 to 2001 (d. 2001)
1944
Rodney Redmond, New Zealand cricketer
1943
Bill Aucoin, American talent manager (d. 2010)
1943
Molly Bang, American author and illustrator
1943
Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1999)
1942
Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor
1942
Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Honduran cardinal
1941
Ray Thomas, English singer-songwriter and flute player (d. 2018)
1939
Ed Bruce, American country music singer-songwriter
1938
Harvey Smith, English horse rider and sportscaster
1938
Jon Voight, American actor and producer
1937
Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, founded AutoNation (d. 2018)
1936
Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and producer (d. 2017)
1936
Ray Nitschke, American football player (d. 1998)
1934
Ed Flanders, American actor (d. 1995)
1933
Samuel Brittan, English journalist and author
1932
Inga Swenson, American actress and singer
1931
Stasys Stonkus, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
1929
Matt Murphy, American guitarist (d. 2018)
1927
Andy Stanfield, American sprinter (d. 1985)
1925
Pete Dye, American golfer and architect
1924
Joe Allbritton, American businessman and publisher, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (d. 2012)
1924
Kim Song-ae, Korean politician (d.2014)
1923
Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist (d. 1986)
1923
Morton Estrin, American pianist and educator (d. 2017)
1923
Dina Merrill, American actress, game show panelist, socialite, heiress, and businesswoman (d. 2017)
1923
Shlomo Venezia, Greek-Italian author and Holocaust survivor (d. 2012)
1923
Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, French mathematician and physicist
1922
Little Joe Cook, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1922
William Gaddis, American author and academic (d. 1998)
1921
Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
1920
Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-American actress, singer and poet (d. 1995)
1919
Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist and author (d. 2014)
1919
Roman Vlad, Italian pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1917
Tom Bradley, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)
1917
Ramanand Sagar, Indian director and producer (d. 2005)
1915
Bill Osmanski, American football player and coach (d. 1996)
1915
Robert Ruark, American hunter and author (d. 1965)
1915
Jo Van Fleet, American actress (d. 1996)
1914
Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 1976)
1914
Billy Tipton, American pianist and saxophonist (d. 1989)
1914
Albert Tucker, Australian painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
1911
Klaus Fuchs, German physicist and spy (d. 1988)
1910
Ronald Coase, English-American economist, author, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1908
Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologian and author (d. 1993)
1908
Magnus Pyke, English scientist and author (d. 1992)
1904
Kuvempu, Indian author and poet (d. 1994)
1903
Candido Portinari, Brazilian painter (d. 1962)
1902
Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1957)
1899
Nie Rongzhen, Chinese general and politician, Mayor of Beijing (d. 1992)
1896
David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (d. 1974)
1895
Oswald Freisler, German lawyer and author (d. 1939)
1886
Norman Hallows, English runner and captain (d. 1968)
1885
Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Austrian-Russian general (d. 1921)
1881
Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
1879
Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (d. 1936)
1876
Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (d. 1973)
1874
François Brandt, Dutch rower and bishop (d. 1949)
1859
Venustiano Carranza, Mexican soldier and politician, 37th President of Mexico (d. 1920)
1856
Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Dutch-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)
1855
August Kitzberg, Estonian author and poet (d. 1927)
1844
Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, Indian barrister and was the first president of Indian National Congress. (d. 1906)
1816
Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (d. 1895)
1809
William Ewart Gladstone, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1898)
1808
Andrew Johnson, American general and politician, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
1800
Charles Goodyear, American chemist and engineer (d. 1860)
1796
Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (d. 1877)
1766
Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and the inventor of waterproof fabric (d. 1843)
1746
Saverio Cassar, Maltese priest and rebel leader (d. 1805)
1709
Elizabeth Petrovna, Russian empress (d. 1762)
1633
Johannes Zollikofer, Swiss vicar (d. 1692)
1550
García de Silva Figueroa, Spanish diplomat and traveller (d. 1624)
1536
Henry VI, German nobleman (d. 1572)
1019
Munjong, Korean ruler (d. 1083)
765
Ali al-Ridha, Arab scholar and imam (d. 818)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Keion Carpenter, American football defensive back (b. 1977)
2016
LaVell Edwards, American football head coach (b. 1930)
2015
Om Prakash Malhotra, Indian general and politician, 25th Governor of Punjab (b. 1922)
2015
Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer and coach (b. 1968)
2014
Hari Harilela, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
2014
Juanito Remulla, Sr., Filipino lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1933)
2013
C. T. Hsia, Chinese-American critic and scholar (b. 1921)
2013
Benjamin Curtis, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (b. 1978)
2013
Connie Dierking, American basketball player (b. 1936)
2013
Eero Mäntyranta, Finnish skier (b. 1937)
2013
Jagadish Mohanty, Indian author and translator (b. 1951)
2013
Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film music composer (b. 1932)
2012
Tony Greig, South African-Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1946)
2012
Roland Griffiths-Marsh, Australian soldier and author (b. 1923)
2012
Edward Meneeley, American painter and sculptor (b. 1927)
2012
Paulo Rocha, Portuguese director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2012
Bruce Stark, American cartoonist (b. 1933)
2010
Avi Cohen, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1956)
2009
Steven Williams, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
2008
Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)
2007
Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972)
2004
Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
2004
Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1915)
2003
Bob Monkhouse, English comedian, actor, and game show host (b. 1928)
2001
Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
2000
Adele Stimmel Chase, American sculptor and painter (b. 1917)
1999
Leon Radzinowicz, Polish-English criminologist and academic (b. 1906)
1998
Jean-Claude Forest, French author and illustrator (b. 1930)
1996
Mireille Hartuch, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1906)
1988
Mike Beuttler, Egyptian race car driver (b. 1940)
1986
Harold Macmillan, English captain and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
1986
Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1932)
1981
Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
1980
Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian author and educator (b. 1899)
1976
Ivo Van Damme, Belgian runner (b. 1954)
1972
Joseph Cornell, American sculptor and director (b. 1903)
1972
Chrysostomos Papasarantopoulos, Greek priest and missionary (b. 1903)
1970
Marie Menken, American director and painter (b. 1909)
1968
Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
1967
Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1890)
1960
Eden Phillpotts, English author and poet (b. 1862)
1959
Robin Milford, English soldier and composer (b. 1903)
1952
Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1897)
1949
Tyler Dennett, American historian and author (b. 1883)
1944
Khasan Israilov, Chechen rebel (b. 1910)
1941
Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician and scholar (b. 1873)
1937
Don Marquis, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1878)
1929
Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (b. 1846)
1926
Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet and author (b. 1875)
1925
Félix Vallotton, Swiss/French painter (b. 1865)
1924
Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
1910
Reginald Doherty, English tennis player (b. 1872)
1900
John Henry Leech, English entomologist (b. 1862)
1897
William James Linton, English-American painter, author, and activist (b. 1812)
1894
Christina Rossetti, English poet and hymn-writer (b. 1830)
1891
Leopold Kronecker, Polish-German mathematician and academic (b. 1823)
1890
Spotted Elk, American tribal leader (b. 1826)
1887
Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, Estonian-Russian linguist and botanist (b. 1805)
1825
Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator (b. 1748)
1815
Sarah Baartman, Khoikhoi woman (b. 1789)
1807
Diogo de Carvalho e Sampayo, Portuguese diplomat and scientist (b. 1750)
1785
Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright (b. 1742)
1737
Joseph Saurin, French minister and mathematician (b. 1659)
1731
Brook Taylor, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1685)
1720
Maria Margarethe Kirch, German astronomer and educator (b. 1670)
1689
Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author (b. 1624)
1661
Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
1634
John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (b. 1612)
1606
Stephen Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (b. 1557)
1565
Queen Munjeong of Korea (b. 1501)
1563
Sebastian Castellio, French preacher and theologian (b. 1515)
1550
Bhuvanaikabahu VII, King of Kotte (b. 1468)
1416
Mathew Swetenham, bow bearer of Henry IV
1380
Elizabeth of Poland, queen consort of Hungary (b. 1305)
1208
Emperor Zhangzong of Jin, (b. 1168)
1170
Thomas Becket, English archbishop and saint (b. 1118)
1125
Agnes I, Abbess of Quedlinburg (b.c. 1090)
721
Empress Genmei of Japan (b. 660)

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