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On This Day in History:  February 23

February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 311 days remain until the end of the year (312 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Massachusetts woman wins her second $1M lottery prize. A Massachusetts woman who won a $1 million lottery prize 10 years ago has hit it rich again.
2019
4 months later, mystery and rumors surround Mega Millions $1.5 billion jackpot. Four months after South Carolina's first Mega Millions jackpot win, the staggering $1.5 billion prize remains unclaimed.
2019
Furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5 million in New Jersey Lottery. A New York City park ranger from New Jersey who was furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.
2017
One ticket sold in Indiana wins $435 million Powerball jackpot. One ticket sold in the Hoosier State won Wednesday's $435.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot, which had been accumulating for 18 consecutive draws without a winner.
2016
Store employees accused of stealing $140,000 in lottery tickets. Three Oshkosh, Wisconsin, women each face a felony theft charge after authorities say they collectively stole more than $140,000 in lottery tickets from their employer during the course of three years.
2016
Twin sisters split $6 million California Lottery prize. Twin sisters from California are now millionaires after winning $6 million in a scratch-off lotto ticket.
2016
Iowa House votes to allow touchscreen lottery machines. The Iowa House kicked off the seventh week of the 2016 session by approving a bill to make buying lottery tickets easier.
2016
How a group of MIT students gamed the Massachusetts Lottery. The story of how a group of MIT students, as well as rival groups, legally gamed the Massachusetts Lottery by taking advantage of a unique in-state lottery game.
2015
Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game. The Georgia Lottery tonight is kicking off the first drawing of its latest Georgia-only lotto game: Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match.
2015
CT lawmakers again seek lottery winnings from 1995 ticket. A long-running battle to claim the winnings of a 19-year-old lottery ticket has been revived in the legislature.
2012
Indiana man wins $5M on scratch-off. A Muncie, Indiana, man is the latest lucky Hoosier to win big money from the Hoosier Lottery.
2011
N.J. Gov. may veto online gambling bill. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie next week is expected to veto a bill that would have allowed state residents to become the first in the country to place legal bets from their living rooms over the Internet.
2010
Movie box office: Real betting is on the way. Soon, everyone will be able to bet on how well movies perform -- or under-perform -- at the boxoffice.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised to $212 million. A dramatic increase in sales of Mega Millions lottery tickets has prompted the twelve Mega Millions states to raise the jackpot mid-week to $212 million.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot leaps to $96 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $96 million Wednesday.
2005
California's lottery retailer of the month is small family-owned store. A relatively small Vallejo, California family business in a diminutive strip mall beat out more than 18,000 stores of all sizes to be named California's State Lottery Retailer of the Month for March.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery Commission Holds First Meeting Today. Oklahoma's Education Lottery Commission holds its first meeting this afternoon at the state Capitol.
2004
NJ Resident Dreams Up Scratch Game. A retired Edison, New Jersey police captain literally dreamed up Six Shooters, a New Jersey Lottery scratch game.
2004
Indiana lottery player wins $1 million. An Evansville, Indiana man who won $1,026,000 on a special edition of the "Hoosier Millionaire" show plans to use winnings to pay off his home mortgage.
2004
Miami ticket takes $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Virginia Lottery Rains on Lady Luck's Parade. The Virginia Lottery is considering legal action against North Dakota because the North Dakota Lottery chose a mascot similar to Virginia's Lady Luck.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$304 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2019
2.$269 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2018
3.$245 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 26, 2019
4.$236 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2016
5.€174 Million
US$214 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2018
6.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2006
7.$204 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2018
8.$195 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2014
9.$177 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2007
10.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2011
11.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2009
12.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2009
13.€104.36 Million
US$128.3 Million
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2018
14.€109.8 Million
US$124.38 Million
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2019
15.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2008
16.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2016
17.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2015
18.€92.57 Million
US$97.84 Million
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2017
19.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2005
20.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2010
20.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2012
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 23, 2013
23.$78 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2007
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 24, 2010
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 25, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Tuesday, Feb 23, 1993
27 years old
1987
Monday, Feb 23, 1987
33 years old
1986
Sunday, Feb 23, 1986
34 years old
1985
Saturday, Feb 23, 1985
35 years old
1984
Thursday, Feb 23, 1984
36 years old
1978
Thursday, Feb 23, 1978
42 years old
1973
Friday, Feb 23, 1973
47 years old
1972
Wednesday, Feb 23, 1972
48 years old
1969
Sunday, Feb 23, 1969
51 years old
1969
Sunday, Feb 23, 1969
51 years old
1966
Wednesday, Feb 23, 1966
54 years old
1955
Wednesday, Feb 23, 1955
65 years old
1950
Thursday, Feb 23, 1950
70 years old
1942
Monday, Feb 23, 1942
78 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2019
Atlas Air Flight 3591 crashes into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, killing all three people on board.
2017
The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Armycaptures Al-Bab from ISIL.
2012
A series of attacks across Iraq leave at least 83 killed and more than 250 injured.
2010
Unknown criminals pour more than 2​2 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in northern Italy, sparking an environmental disaster.
2008
A United States Air ForceB-2 Spirit bomber crashes on Guam, marking the first operational loss of a B-2.
2007
A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 88. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
1999
Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
1998
In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42 people.
1991
In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
1987
Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
1983
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
1981
In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
1980
Iran hostage crisis: Supreme LeaderAyatollahRuhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
1974
The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
1966
In Syria, Ba'ath Party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin al-Hafiz, also a Baathist.
1954
The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salkvaccine begins in Pittsburgh.
1947
International Organization for Standardization is founded.
1945
World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.
1945
World War II: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp.
1945
World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.
1945
World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
1945
World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is annihilated in a raid by 379 British bombers.
1944
The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
1943
A fire breaks out at Saint Joseph's Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 35 children and one adult.
1943
Greek Resistance: The United Panhellenic Organization of Youth is founded in Greece.
1942
World War II: Japanese submarines fire artillery shells at the coastline near Santa Barbara, California.
1941
Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
1934
Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
1927
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.
1927
German theoretical physicistWerner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time.
1917
First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution (March 8 in the Gregorian calendar).
1909
The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
1905
Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club.
1903
Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".
1900
Second Boer War: During the Battle of the Tugela Heights, the first British attempt to take Hart's Hill fails.
1898
Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing J'Accuse…!, a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning CaptainAlfred Dreyfus.
1887
The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
1886
Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of aluminium from the electrolysis of aluminium oxide, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall.
1885
Sino-French War: French Army gains an important victory in the Battle of Đồng Đăng in the Tonkin region of Vietnam.
1883
Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an anti-trust law.
1870
Reconstruction Era: Post-U.S. Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
1861
President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
1854
The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
1847
Mexican-American War: Battle of Buena Vista: In Mexico, American troops under future president General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
1836
Texas Revolution: The Siege of the Alamo (prelude to the Battle of the Alamo) begins in San Antonio, Texas.
1820
Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
1778
American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
1739
At York Castle, the outlaw Dick Turpin is identified by his former schoolteacher. Turpin had been using the name Richard Palmer.
1554
Mapuche forces, under the leadership of Lautaro, score a victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Marihueñu in Chile.
1455
Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Westernbook printed with movable type.
532
Byzantine emperorJustinian I orders the building of a new Orthodox Christianbasilica in Constantinople - the Hagia Sophia.
303
Roman emperorDiocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.

Births On This Day

1995
Andrew Wiggins, Canadian basketball player
1994
Dakota Fanning, American actress
1993
Chris Grevsmuhl, Australian rugby league player
1992
Casemiro, Brazilian footballer
1992
Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
1990
Kevin Connauton, Canadian ice hockey player
1990
Terry Hawkridge, English footballer
1990
Marco Scandella, Canadian ice hockey player
1989
Evan Bates, American ice dancer
1989
Jérémy Pied, French footballer
1988
Nicolás Gaitán, Argentinian footballer
1987
Ab-Soul, American rapper
1987
Theophilus London, Trinidadian-American singer-songwriter and producer
1987
Zak Kirkup, Member of the Parliament of Western Australia
1986
Emerson Conceição, Brazilian footballer
1986
Skylar Grey, American singer-songwriter
1986
Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
1986
Jerod Mayo, American football player
1986
Ola Svensson, Swedish singer-songwriter
1983
Mido, Egyptian footballer and sportscaster
1983
Aziz Ansari, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1983
Emily Blunt, English actress
1982
Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor and screenwriter
1981
Gareth Barry, English footballer
1981
Josh Gad, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1981
Charles Tillman, American football player
1979
S. E. Cupp, American journalist and author
1978
Residente, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
1978
Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
1977
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi, Estonian skier
1976
Scott Elarton, American baseball player and coach
1976
Kelly Macdonald, Scottish actress
1976
Jeff O'Neill, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1975
Michael Cornacchia, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1974
Herschelle Gibbs, South African cricketer
1974
Robbi Kempson, South African rugby player
1973
Jeff Nordgaard, American-Polish basketball player
1972
Alessandro Sturba, Italian footballer
1972
Rondell White, American baseball player
1971
Carin Koch, Swedish golfer
1971
Melinda Messenger, English model and television host
1971
Joe-Max Moore, American soccer player
1970
Niecy Nash, American actress and producer
1969
Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer
1969
Martine Croxall, English journalist and television news presenter
1969
Daymond John, American fashion designer and businessman, founded FUBU
1967
Steve Stricker, American golfer
1967
Chris Vrenna, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
1965
Michael Dell, American businessman
1965
Helena Suková, Czech-Monacan tennis player
1964
John Norum, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter
1963
Bobby Bonilla, American baseball player
1963
Radosław Sikorski, Polish journalist and politician, 11th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
1962
Michael Wilton, American guitarist
1960
Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan
1959
Clayton Anderson, American engineer and astronaut
1959
Nick de Bois, English politician
1959
Ian Liddell-Grainger, Scottish soldier and politician
1959
Linda Nolan, Irish singer and actress
1958
David Sylvian, English singer-songwriter
1956
Sandra Osborne, Scottish politician
1955
Howard Jones, English singer-songwriter
1955
Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1954
Rajini Thiranagama, Sri Lankan physician and academic (d. 1989)
1954
Viktor Yushchenko, Ukrainian captain and politician, 3rd President of Ukraine
1953
Kenny Bee, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1953
Satoru Nakajima, Japanese race car driver
1952
Brad Whitford, American guitarist and songwriter
1951
Eddie Dibbs, American tennis player
1951
Debbie Friedman, American singer-songwriter of Jewish melodies (d. 2011)
1951
Ed "Too Tall" Jones, American football player and boxer
1951
Patricia Richardson, American actress
1950
Rebecca Goldstein, American philosopher and author
1949
César Aira, Argentinian author and translator
1949
Marc Garneau, Canadian engineer, astronaut, and politician
1948
Bill Alexander, English director and producer
1948
Trevor Cherry, English footballer
1948
Steve Priest, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1947
Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician, Speaker of the Danish Parliament
1947
Anton Mosimann, Swiss chef and author
1946
Rusty Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Allan Boesak, South African cleric and politician
1944
Bernard Cornwell, English author and educator
1944
Florian Fricke, German keyboard player and composer (d. 2001)
1944
Johnny Winter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)
1943
Fred Biletnikoff, American football player and coach
1943
Bobby Mitchell, American golfer
1941
Ron Hunt, American baseball player
1940
Peter Fonda, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1940
Jackie Smith, American football player
1938
Sylvia Chase, American broadcast journalist (d. 2019)
1938
Paul Morrissey, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1938
Diane Varsi, American actress (d. 1992)
1937
Tom Osborne, American football player, coach, and politician
1932
Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (d. 2008)
1931
Tom Wesselmann, American painter and sculptor (d. 2004)
1930
Paul West, English-American author, poet, and academic (d. 2015)
1929
Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (d. 2008)
1929
Elston Howard, American baseball player and coach (d. 1980)
1928
Hans Herrmann, German race car driver
1928
Vasily Lazarev, Russian colonel, physician, and astronaut (d. 1990)
1927
Régine Crespin, French soprano and actress (d. 2007)
1925
Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)
1924
Allan McLeod Cormack, South-African-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1923
Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan jurist and politician, President of Uruguay (d. 2014)
1923
Ioannis Grivas, Greek judge and politician, 176th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2016)
1923
Dante Lavelli, American football player (d. 2009)
1923
Clarence D. Lester, African-American fighter pilot (d.1986)
1923
Mary Francis Shura, American author (d. 1991)
1920
Paul Gérin-Lajoie, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2018)
1919
Johnny Carey, Irish footballer and manager (d. 1995)
1915
Jon Hall, American actor and director (d. 1979)
1915
Paul Tibbets, American general and pilot (d. 2007)
1908
William McMahon, Australian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1988)
1904
Terence Fisher, English director and screenwriter (d. 1980)
1904
William L. Shirer, American journalist and historian (d. 1993)
1899
Erich Kästner, German author and poet (d. 1974)
1899
Norman Taurog, American director and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1894
Harold Horder, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1978)
1892
Kathleen Harrison, English actress (d. 1995)
1892
Agnes Smedley, American journalist and writer (d. 1950)
1889
Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
1889
Cyril Delevanti, English-American actor (d. 1975)
1889
Victor Fleming, American director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 1949)
1889
John Gilbert Winant, American captain, pilot, and politician, 60th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1947)
1883
Karl Jaspers, German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher (d. 1969)
1883
Guy C. Wiggins, American painter (d. 1962)
1878
Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and theorist (d. 1935)
1874
Konstantin Päts, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Estonia (d. 1956)
1873
Liang Qichao, Chinese journalist, philosopher, and scholar (d. 1929)
1868
W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (d. 1963)
1868
Anna Hofman-Uddgren, Swedish actress, singer, and director (d. 1947)
1850
César Ritz, Swiss businessman, founded The Ritz Hotel, London and Hôtel Ritz Paris (d. 1918)
1842
Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher and author (d. 1906)
1840
Carl Menger, Austrian economist and educator (d. 1921)
1831
Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch painter (d. 1915)
1744
Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German banker and businessman (d. 1812)
1723
Richard Price, Welsh-English minister and philosopher (d. 1791)
1685
George Frideric Handel, German-English organist and composer (d. 1759)
1680
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, Canadian politician, 2nd Colonial Governor of Louisiana (d. 1767)
1646
Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shōgun (d. 1709)
1633
Samuel Pepys, English diarist and politician (d. 1703)
1592
Balthazar Gerbier, Dutch painter (d. 1663)
1583
Jean-Baptiste Morin, French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer (d. 1656)
1539
Henry XI of Legnica, thrice Duke of Legnica (d. 1588)
1539
Salima Sultan Begum, Empress of the Mughal Empire (d. 1612)
1529
Onofrio Panvinio, Italian historian (d. 1568)
1443
Matthias Corvinus, Hungarian king (d. 1490)
1417
Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
1417
Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1479)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Peter Lustig, German television host and author (b. 1937)
2016
Jacqueline Mattson, American baseball player (b. 1928)
2015
James Aldridge, Australian-English journalist and author (b. 1918)
2015
Rana Bhagwandas, Pakistani lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan (b. 1942)
2015
W. E. "Bill" Dykes, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)
2014
Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English Holocaust survivor, pianist and educator (b. 1903)
2014
Roger Hilsman, American soldier, academic, and politician (b. 1919)
2013
Eugene Bookhammer, American soldier and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (b. 1918)
2013
Julien Ries, Belgian cardinal (b. 1920)
2013
Lotika Sarkar, Indian lawyer and academic (b. 1945)
2012
William Raggio, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
2012
David Sayre, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1924)
2012
Kazimierz Żygulski, Polish sociologist and activist (b. 1919)
2011
Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious leader, founded Sahaja Yoga (b. 1923)
2010
Orlando Zapata, Cuban plumber and activist (b. 1967)
2008
Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian economist and politician, 2nd President of Slovenia (b. 1950)
2008
Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and journalist (b. 1917)
2007
John Ritchie, English footballer (b. 1941)
2006
Telmo Zarra, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
2004
Vijay Anand, Indian director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1934)
2004
Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1918)
2003
Howie Epstein, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (b. 1955)
2003
Robert K. Merton, American sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
2000
Ofra Haza, Israeli singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1957)
2000
Stanley Matthews, English footballer and manager (b. 1915)
1999
The Renegade, American wrestler (b. 1965)
1998
Philip Abbott, American actor and director (b. 1924)
1997
Tony Williams, American drummer, composer, and producer (b. 1945)
1995
James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (b. 1916)
1990
José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran engineer and politician, President of El Salvador (b. 1925)
1983
Herbert Howells, English organist and composer (b. 1892)
1979
W. A. C. Bennett, Canadian businessman and politician, 25th Premier of British Columbia (b. 1900)
1976
L. S. Lowry, English painter (b. 1887)
1974
Harry Ruby, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1895)
1973
Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
1969
Madhubala, Indian actress and producer (b. 1933)
1969
Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 2nd King of Saudi Arabia (b. 1902)
1965
Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (b. 1890)
1955
Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (b. 1868)
1948
John Robert Gregg, Irish-American publisher and educator (b. 1866)
1946
Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (b. 1885)
1944
Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and engineer (b. 1863)
1934
Edward Elgar, English composer and academic (b. 1857)
1931
Nellie Melba, Australian soprano and actress (b. 1861)
1930
Horst Wessel, German SA officer (b. 1907)
1918
Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1882)
1908
Friedrich von Esmarch, German surgeon and academic (b. 1823)
1900
Ernest Dowson, English poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1867)
1897
Woldemar Bargiel, German composer and educator (b. 1828)
1879
Albrecht von Roon, Prussian soldier and politician, 10th Minister President of Prussia (b. 1803)
1859
Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1812)
1855
Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (b. 1777)
1848
John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States (b. 1767)
1821
John Keats, English poet (b. 1795)
1792
Joshua Reynolds, English painter and academic (b. 1723)
1781
George Taylor, Irish-American blacksmith and politician (b. 1716)
1766
Stanisław Leszczyński, Polish king (b. 1677)
1704
Georg Muffat, French organist and composer (b. 1653)
1620
Nicholas Fuller, English politician (b. 1543)
1603
Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)
1603
Franciscus Vieta, French mathematician (b. 1540)
1554
Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire (b. 1515)
1526
Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies (b. c. 1479)
1473
Arnold, Duke of Gelderland (b. 1410)
1464
Emperor Yingzong of Ming (b. 1427)
1447
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1390)
1447
Pope Eugene IV (b. 1383)
1270
Isabel of France (b. 1225)
1100
Emperor Zhezong of Song (b. 1076)
1011
Willigis, German archbishop (b. 940)
943
Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884)
943
David I, prince of Tao-Klarjeti (Georgia)
908
Li Keyong, Shatuo military governor during the Tang Dynasty in China (b. 856)
715
Al-Walid I, Umayyad caliph (b. 668)

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