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On This Day in History:  February 21

February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 313 days remain until the end of the year (314 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
NM Lottery Pick 4 computerized drawing glitch made many tickets worthless. When the New Mexico Lottery introduced its latest lottery draw game, Pick 4, in early February, players had no idea that many of the tickets they purchased were completely worthless with no chance of winning.
2019
N.J. weighs keeping lottery winners anonymous. New Jersey lawmakers are looking to protect state lottery winners from potential moochers and scammers by allowing them to remain anonymous.
2019
Irish family celebrate after record €175 million lottery win. A family from a village outside Dublin, Ireland, has claimed a €175 million (US$198.7 million) EuroMillions jackpot after stashing the winning ticket in an Argos catalog under a mattress.
2014
Man wins $200,000 playing Pick 4. A retired electronics technician from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won $200,000 in Thursday's evening drawing of the Iowa Lottery's Pick 4 game.
2013
Maryland family claims $26M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A grandmother-of-two from Mt. Airy, Maryland, won a $26 million Mega Millions jackpot hours after her fiancée told her they were going to wake up as millionaires.
2013
Man wins $7.2 million playing slots in friend's memory after funeral. A Michigan man went to Mississippi for a friend's funeral last week, and came back a multimillionaire.
2012
Focus group member is first winner of new Kentucky Lottery game. A member of a focus group that looked at various game concepts for the Kentucky Lottery turned out to be the first big winner of one of the games he evaluated.
2011
Estranged husband of N.Y. Lottery winner to sue for his share. The estranged husband of the Irishwoman who won a $21.5 million New York Lottery jackpot is set to sue her for his share of the winnings.
2007
Indiana Lottery privitization takes big step forward. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' plan to privatize the state lottery took a major step forward Tuesday when a key Senate fiscal panel narrowly approved the proposal.
2007
Indiana Lottery sell-off advances in state Senate. A Senate committee approved legislation yesterday to privatize the Hoosier Lottery after university officials said they needed the money it would generate to attract top researchers and boost life sciences.
2006
New N.C. Lottery ad agency picked after earlier winner withdraws. The North Carolina lottery hired a new ad agency Tuesday to promote its games -- now less than six weeks from the start -- after the agency that originally won the job refused to put up a $500,000 bond to ensure its vendors were paid.
2006
Record Powerball lottery winner gets endorsement offer. Although yet to be identified, the newest millionaire in the U.S. has already received a first commercial endorsement offer.
2006
Tennessee lottery player wins $1.2 million Powerball prize. A player in Manchester, Tennessee, will win $1.2 million after Saturday night's Powerball drawing.
2006
Ardmore Powerball Lottery Ticket Worth $667,142. A ticket bought in Ardmore, Oklahoma is worth $667,142 from the record Powerball drawing, Oklahoma Lottery officials say.
2006
Kentucky couple hopes to finish house with lottery winnings. A Kentucky couple who bought five Powerball tickets after celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary got a surprise gift the next day.
2006
Co-workers split lottery mini-jackpot. A group of 20 laboratory employees at Medical Associates in Clinton, Iowa, got great news Sunday morning when they learned they will share a $667,142 prize in Saturday's Powerball drawing.
2005
Tennessee bill would prohibit sales of lottery tickets on Sundays. A Tennesse Democrat duo is sponsoring a bill that would forbid the sale of lottery tickets in the State of Tennessee on Sundays.
2005
Winning Florida Lotto ticket sold in Cape Coral. A Cape Coral, Florida shopper bought the only winning ticket in Saturday's $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot, lottery officials announced Sunday.
2005
Officials form lottery pool in attempt to clear town's debt. Local officials in a small German town are banking on a lottery win to keep the local council from going bust.
2005
Survey: Few lottery winners go wild. Few big winners go on a major spending spree or subject their winnings to big investment risks, according to a survey by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Of 260 people who won at least $1 million between 1991 and 2003.
2005
Penn. officials study slots' effect on lottery revenues. Pennsylvania state senators pressed state Revenue Secretary Greg Fajt last week on the whether the imminent arrival of slot machines will harm the Pennsylvania Lottery.
2005
Group fearful of lottery in Alabama. A Washington, D.C.-based public policy group called The Tax Foundation issued warnings about a new lottery campaign aimed at Alabamians.
2004
Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Virginia. One lucky ticket-holder in Virginia managed to beat the odds to become the sole winner of the record $230 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$435.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2017
2.$304 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2019
3.$275 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2008
4.$246 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2018
5.$236 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2016
6.$224 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2019
7.€174 Million
US$214 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2018
8.$204 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2018
9.$177 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2007
10.$175 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2006
11.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2014
12.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2011
13.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2009
14.€103.1 Million
US$126.89 Million
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2018
15.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2009
16.€108.55 Million
US$123.07 Million
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2019
17.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2008
18.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2016
19.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2015
20.€91.58 Million
US$96.6 Million
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2017
21.$93 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2001
22.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2010
23.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2005
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2013
25.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Sunday, Feb 21, 1993
27 years old
1984
Tuesday, Feb 21, 1984
36 years old
1983
Monday, Feb 21, 1983
37 years old
1983
Monday, Feb 21, 1983
37 years old
1977
Monday, Feb 21, 1977
43 years old
1976
Saturday, Feb 21, 1976
44 years old
1974
Thursday, Feb 21, 1974
46 years old
1970
Saturday, Feb 21, 1970
50 years old
1968
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1968
52 years old
1965
Sunday, Feb 21, 1965
55 years old
1965
Sunday, Feb 21, 1965
55 years old
1962
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1962
58 years old
1960
Sunday, Feb 21, 1960
60 years old
1958
Friday, Feb 21, 1958
62 years old
1958
Friday, Feb 21, 1958
62 years old
1956
Tuesday, Feb 21, 1956
64 years old
1951
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1951
69 years old
1945
Wednesday, Feb 21, 1945
75 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
At least 17 people are killed and 119 injured following several bombings in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
1995
Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
1975
Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney GeneralJohn N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
1974
The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
1973
Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108 people.
1972
United States President Richard Nixon visits the People's Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
1972
The Soviet unmanned spaceshipLuna 20 lands on the Moon.
1971
The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
1958
The CND symbol, aka peace symbol, commissioned by the Direct Action Committee in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
1952
The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free".
1952
The Bengali Language Movement protests occur at the University of Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
1948
NASCAR is incorporated.
1947
In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
1945
World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japanese kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea and damage the USS Saratoga.
1945
World War II: the Brazilian Expeditionary Force defeat the German forces in the Battle of Monte Castello on the Italian front.
1937
The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
1929
In the first battle of the Warlord Rebellion in northeastern Shandong against the Nationalist government of China, a 24,000-strong rebel force led by Zhang Zongchang was defeated at Zhifu by 7,000 NRA troops.
1925
The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
1921
Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.
1921
Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup.
1919
German socialist Kurt Eisner is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
1918
The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
1916
World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
1913
Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
1896
An Englishman raised in Australia, Bob Fitzsimmons, fought an Irishman, Peter Maher, in an American promoted event which technically took place in Mexico, winning the 1896 World Heavyweight Championship in boxing.
1885
The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
1878
The first telephone directory is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
1874
The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
1866
Lucy Hobbs Taylor becomes the first American woman to graduate from dental school.
1862
American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
1848
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
1842
John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
1828
Initial issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is the first periodical to use the Cherokee syllabary invented by Sequoyah.
1808
Without a previous declaration of war, Russian troops cross the border to Sweden at Abborfors in eastern Finland, thus beginning the Finnish War, in which Sweden will lose the eastern half of the country (i.e. Finland) to Russia.
1804
The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
1797
A force of 1,400 French soldiers invaded Britain at Fishguard in support of the Society of United Irishmen. They were defeated by 500 British reservists.
1613
Mikhail I is unanimously elected Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
1440
The Prussian Confederation is formed.
1245
Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery.
362
Athanasius returns to Alexandria.

Births On This Day

1996
Sophie Turner, English actress
1994
Tang Haochen, Chinese tennis player
1994
Charalampos Mavrias, Greek footballer
1993
Steve Leo Beleck, Cameroonian footballer
1993
Davy Klaassen, Dutch footballer
1991
Joe Alwyn, English actor
1991
Riyad Mahrez, Algerian footballer
1991
Ji So-yun, South Korean footballer
1991
Devon Travis, American baseball player
1990
Mattias Tedenby, Swedish ice hockey player
1989
Corbin Bleu, American actor, model, dancer, film producer and singer-songwriter
1987
Ellen Page, Canadian actress
1986
Charlotte Church, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress
1985
Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
1985
Jamaal Westerman, American football player
1984
Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby player
1984
David Odonkor, German footballer
1984
Marco Paoloni, Italian footballer
1984
James Wisniewski, American ice hockey player
1983
Braylon Edwards, American football player
1983
Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
1983
Mélanie Laurent, French actress
1982
Andre Barrett, American basketball player
1982
Chantal Claret, American singer-songwriter
1982
Tebogo Jacko Magubane, South African DJ and producer
1980
Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1980
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 5th King of Bhutan
1980
Justin Roiland, American animator, writer and voice actor
1979
Pascal Chimbonda, Guadeloupean-French footballer
1979
Shane Gibson, American guitarist (stOrk and Jonathan Davis and the SFA) (d. 2014)
1979
Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress and producer
1979
Carly Colón, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
1979
Jordan Peele, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Kumail Nanjiani, Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcast host
1977
Jonathan Safran Foer, American novelist
1977
Steve Francis, American basketball player
1977
Owen King, American author
1977
Kevin Rose, American businessman and television host, founded Digg
1976
Ryan Smyth, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Michael McIntyre, English comedian, actor and television presenter
1975
Scott Miller, Australian swimmer
1974
Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
1974
Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist
1973
Heri Joensen, Faroese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Brian Rolston, American ice hockey player and coach
1972
Seo Taiji, South Korean singer-songwriter
1971
Pierre Fulke, Swedish golfer
1970
Michael Slater, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1970
Eric Wilson, American bass player and drummer
1969
James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (Manic Street Preachers)
1969
Aunjanue Ellis, American actress and producer
1969
Petra Kronberger, Austrian skier
1969
Tony Meola, American soccer player and manager
1969
Cathy Richardson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Leroy Burrell, American runner and coach
1967
Sari Essayah, Finnish athlete and politician
1965
Mark Ferguson, Australian journalist
1964
Mark Kelly, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1964
Scott Kelly, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1963
William Baldwin, American actor
1963
Ranking Roger, English singer-songwriter and musician
1963
Greg Turner, New Zealand golfer
1962
Chuck Palahniuk, American novelist and journalist
1962
David Foster Wallace, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2008)
1961
Christopher Atkins, American actor and businessman
1960
Plamen Oresharski, Bulgarian economist and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Bulgaria
1960
Steve Wynn, American singer-songwriter
1959
José María Cano, Spanish singer-songwriter and painter
1958
Jake Burns, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Kim Coates, Canadian actor
1958
Alan Trammell, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1955
Kelsey Grammer, American actor, singer, and producer
1954
Christina Rees, British politician
1953
Christine Ebersole, American actress and singer
1953
William Petersen, American actor and producer
1952
Jean-Jacques Burnel, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
1952
Vitaly Churkin, Russian diplomat, former Ambassador of Russia to the United Nations (d. 2017)
1951
Vince Welnick, American keyboard player (d. 2006)
1949
Frank Brunner, American illustrator
1949
Larry Drake, American actor (d. 2016)
1949
Jerry Harrison, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1949
Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
1948
Bill Slayback, American baseball player and singer (d. 2015)
1947
Johnny Echols, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Olympia Snowe, American politician
1946
Tyne Daly, American actress and singer
1946
Anthony Daniels, English actor and producer
1946
Alan Rickman, English actor and director (d. 2016)
1946
Bob Ryan, American journalist and author
1945
Maurice Bembridge, English golfer
1943
David Geffen, American businessman, co-founded DreamWorks and Geffen Records
1942
Tony Martin, Trinidadian-American historian and academic (d. 2013)
1942
Margarethe von Trotta, German actress, director, and screenwriter
1940
Peter Gethin, English race car driver (d. 2011)
1940
John Lewis, American activist and politician
1938
Bobby Charles, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1938
Kel Tremain, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1992)
1937
Ron Clarke, Australian runner and politician, Mayor of the Gold Coast (d. 2015)
1937
Harald V of Norway
1936
Barbara Jordan, American lawyer and politician (d. 1996)
1935
Richard A. Lupoff, American author
1934
Rue McClanahan, American actress (d. 2010)
1933
Nina Simone, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2003)
1929
Chespirito, Mexican actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1927
Erma Bombeck, American journalist and author (d. 1996)
1927
Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer, founded Givenchy (d. 2018)
1925
Sam Peckinpah, American director and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1925
Jack Ramsay, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2014)
1924
Thelma Estrin, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
1924
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean educator and politician, 2nd President of Zimbabwe
1924
Dorothy Blum, American computer scientist and cryptanalyst (d. 1980)
1921
John Rawls, American philosopher and academic (d. 2002)
1921
Richard T. Whitcomb, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2009)
1917
Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (d. 1996)
1917
Tadd Dameron, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
1915
Claudia Jones, Trinidad-British journalist and activist (d. 1964)
1915
Ann Sheridan, American actress and singer (d. 1967)
1915
Anton Vratuša, Prime Minister of Slovenia (1978-1980) (d. 2017)
1914
Ilmari Juutilainen, Finnish soldier and pilot (d. 1999)
1914
Zachary Scott, American actor (d. 1965)
1914
Jean Tatlock, American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1944)
1912
Arline Judge, American actress and singer (d. 1974)
1910
Douglas Bader, English captain and pilot (d. 1982)
1909
Hans Erni, Swiss painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2015)
1907
W. H. Auden, English-American poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1973)
1903
Anaïs Nin, French-American essayist and memoirist (d. 1977)
1903
Raymond Queneau, French poet and author (d. 1976)
1902
Arthur Nock, English theologian and academic (d. 1963)
1900
Jeanne Aubert, French singer and actress (d. 1988)
1896
Nirala, Indian poet and author (d. 1961)
1895
Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
1894
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar, Indian chemist and academic (d. 1955)
1893
Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (d. 1979)
1893
Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (d. 1987)
1892
Harry Stack Sullivan, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1949)
1888
Clemence Dane, English author and playwright (d. 1965)
1887
Korechika Anami, Japanese general and politician, 54th Japanese Minister of War (d. 1945)
1885
Sacha Guitry, Russian-French actor, director, and playwright (d. 1957)
1881
Kenneth J. Alford, English soldier, bandmaster, and composer (d. 1945)
1878
Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
1875
Jeanne Calment, French super-centenarian, oldest verified person ever (d. 1997)
1867
Otto Hermann Kahn, German banker and philanthropist (d. 1934)
1865
John Haden Badley, English author and educator, founded the Bedales School (d. 1967)
1860
Goscombe John, Welsh-English sculptor and academic (d. 1952)
1844
Charles-Marie Widor, French organist and composer (d. 1937)
1836
Léo Delibes, French pianist and composer (d. 1891)
1821
Charles Scribner I, American publisher, founded Charles Scribner's Sons (d. 1871)
1817
José Zorrilla, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1893)
1801
John Henry Newman, English cardinal (d. 1890)
1794
Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican general and politician, 8th President of Mexico (d. 1876)
1791
Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1857)
1788
Francis Ronalds, British scientist, inventor and engineer who was knighted for developing the first working electric telegraph (d. 1873)
1783
Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1835)
1728
Peter III of Russia (d. 1762)
1705
Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, English admiral and politician (d. 1781)
1621
Rebecca Nurse, Massachusetts colonist, executed as a witch (d. 1692)
1609
Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian military commander (d. 1680)
1559
Nurhaci, Manchu emperor (d. 1626)
1556
Sethus Calvisius, German astronomer, composer, and theorist (d. 1615)
1541
Philipp V, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1599)
1498
Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland, English Earl (d. 1549)
1484
Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1535)
1462
Joanna la Beltraneja, princess of Castile (d. 1530)
1397
Isabella of Portugal (d. 1471)
921
Abe no Seimei, Japanese astrologer (d. 1005)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Stanley Donen, American film director (b. 1924)
2019
Peter Tork, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
2018
Billy Graham, American evangelist (b. 1918)
2017
Jeanne Martin Cissé, Guinean teacher and politician (b. 1926)
2016
Eric Brown, Scottish-English captain and pilot (b. 1919)
2015
Aleksei Gubarev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1931)
2015
Sadeq Tabatabaei, Iranian journalist and politician (b. 1943)
2015
Clark Terry, American trumpet player, composer, and educator (b. 1920)
2014
Héctor Maestri, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1935)
2014
Matthew Robinson, Australian snowboarder (b. 1985)
2014
Cornelius Schnauber, German-American historian, playwright, and academic (b. 1939)
2013
Hasse Jeppson, Swedish footballer (b. 1925)
2012
H. M. Darmstandler, American general (b. 1922)
2011
Dwayne McDuffie, American author and screenwriter, co-founded Milestone Media (b. 1962)
2011
Bernard Nathanson, American physician and activist (b. 1926)
2008
Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
2005
Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban author, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1929)
2005
Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor (b. 1929)
2004
John Charles, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1931)
2002
John Thaw, English actor and producer (b. 1942)
1999
Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1999
Ilmari Juutilainen, Finnish soldier and pilot (b. 1914)
1999
Wilmer Mizell, American baseball player and politician (b. 1930)
1996
Morton Gould, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1913)
1994
Johannes Steinhoff, German general and pilot (b. 1913)
1993
Inge Lehmann, Danish seismologist and geophysicist (b. 1888)
1991
Dorothy Auchterlonie Green, Australian poet, critic, and academic (b. 1915)
1986
Helen Hooven Santmyer, American novelist (b. 1895)
1985
Louis Hayward, South African-American actor (b. 1909)
1984
Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1982
Gershom Scholem, German-Israeli historian and philosopher (b. 1897)
1980
Alfred Andersch, German-Swiss author (b. 1914)
1974
Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman, co-founded Tim Hortons (b. 1930)
1972
Zhang Guohua, Chinese general and politician (b. 1914)
1972
Bronislava Nijinska, Russian-American dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)
1972
Eugène Tisserant, French cardinal (b. 1884)
1968
Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
1967
Charles Beaumont, American author and screenwriter (b. 1929)
1965
Malcolm X, American minister and activist (b. 1925; assassinated)
1958
Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)
1946
José Streel, Belgian journalist (b. 1911)
1945
Eric Liddell, Scottish rugby player and runner (b. 1902)
1944
Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-French race car driver (b. 1873)
1941
Frederick Banting, Canadian physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
1938
George Ellery Hale, American astronomer and academic (b. 1868)
1934
Augusto César Sandino, Nicaraguan rebel leader (b. 1895)
1926
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
1919
Kurt Eisner, German journalist and politician, Minister-President of Bavaria (b. 1867)
1891
James Timberlake, American lieutenant and police officer (b. 1846)
1888
William Weston, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1804)
1862
Justinus Kerner, German poet and physician (b. 1786)
1846
Emperor Ninkō of Japan (b. 1800)
1829
Kittur Chennamma, Indian queen and freedom fighter (b. 1778)
1824
Eugène de Beauharnais, French general (b. 1781)
1821
Georg Friedrich von Martens, German jurist and diplomat (b. 1756)
1730
Pope Benedict XIII (b. 1649)
1715
Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, English politician (b. 1637)
1677
Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1632)
1595
Robert Southwell, English priest and poet (b. 1561)
1590
Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick, English nobleman and general (b. 1528)
1572
Cho Shik, Korean poet and scholar (d. 1501)
1554
Hieronymus Bock, German botanist and physician (b. 1498)
1543
Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, Somalian general (b. 1507)
1513
Pope Julius II (b. 1443)
1471
Jan Rokycana, Czech bishop and theologian (b. 1396)
1437
James I of Scotland (b. 1394; assassinated)
1267
Baldwin of Ibelin, Seneschal of Cyprus
1184
Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Japanese shōgun (b. 1154)
675
Randoald of Grandval, prior of the Benedictinemonastery of Grandval
4 AD
Gaius Caesar, Roman consul and grandson of Augustus (b. 20 BC)

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