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On This Day in History:  February 3

February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 331 days remain until the end of the year (332 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
NC couple married 70 years has weekly lottery tradition that finally paid off. A couple with a weekly tradition of playing the lottery is finally celebrating a big prize in North Carolina.
2020
Lottery legislation: Inside Alabama's lottery debate. Will 2020 be the year Alabama finally approves a state lottery?
2020
Despite predictions, state lottery ticket sales have not been hurt by casinos. When Massachusetts lawmakers were considering legalizing casino gambling a decade ago, opponents argued that the industry could take a big bite out of the lottery program, which generates a huge share of the state government's revenue. But with three casinos now open, the lottery appears to be chugging along as if nothing has changed.
2016
$63 million California Lottery jackpot expires Thursday. Like a magical horse-drawn carriage that transforms into a pumpkin at midnight, someone's winning $63-million lottery ticket is about to turn into a worthless scrap of paper, according to California Lottery officials.
2016
Tennessee Powerball lottery winners sued by inmate. A prison inmate has filed a lawsuit that attempts to halt the payout of the Tennessee Powerball winners' share of the $1.6 billion jackpot.
2014
NY's Lotto no match for Powerball, Mega Millions. New York's venerable twice-weekly Lotto drawing continues its long-term decline in an age of multi-state mega jackpots.
2011
Lottery fails in Wyoming. For the third time in six years, state lawmakers have killed a proposal to establish a lottery in Wyoming.
2010
Friend charged with hiding lottery winner's death. Dorice "DeeDee" Moore was charged Tuesday with trying to conceal the slaying of the man who disappeared after winning millions in the Florida Lottery.
2010
Confucius lottery tickets draw ire. Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher who prodded his fellow countrymen to seek their fortunes in a decent manner, would now find his portraits and sermons printed on lottery tickets, the only form of gambling allowed by the Chinese government.
2009
Wyoming lawmakers again debate state lottery. A Wyoming state House of Representatives committee will decide Friday whether a bill to create a state lottery to benefit education and the horse industry will survive.
2009
Couple at odds over Powerball lottery prize. The proceeds from a winning Powerball ticket have split a Sevierville, Tennessee, couple who have two children together and are expecting a third, according to documents filed in Sevier County Circuit Court.
2004
Store Clerk Pleads 'Not Guilty' In Lottery Ticket Theft Case. A convenience store clerk who allegedly stole a woman's $20,000 lottery ticket is denying the charge.
2004
Interim Minnesota lottery chief named. The Minnesota Lottery will be temporarily led by Michael Vekich, the former chairman of a state colleges board who was among Gov. Tim Pawlenty's challengers for the Republican nomination in 2002.
2004
Counterfeit lottery tickets in Tennessee. The Tennessee Attorney General's Office is working with the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) to determine how to deal with illegal tickets being circulated throughout Tennessee.
2004
Mystery person claims $70 million Texas Lotto prize. The Texas Lotto ticketholder who apparently won the $70 million jackpot over the Super Bowl weekend laid claim to the prize Monday, the state lottery commission reported.
2004
Kentucky Lottery has record sales over six months. Two large Powerball jackpots and some high-priced scratch-off games helped the Kentucky Lottery post record sales for the first half of the fiscal year.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$324.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2015
2.$229 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2017
3.€183 Million
US$220.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2006
4.$219.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2014
5.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2013
6.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2019
7.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2012
8.€139.02 Million
US$191.23 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2010
9.€130 Million
US$188.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2008
10.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2006
11.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2020
12.€128 Million
US$146.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2019
13.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2018
14.€116 Million
US$143.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
15.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2019
16.€100 Million
US$136.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2010
17.€100 Million
US$130.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2007
18.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
19.€94.26 Million
US$117.44 Million
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2018
20.€100.82 Million
US$115.05 Million
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2019
21.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2010
22.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2016
23.€90 Million
US$110.25 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
24.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2008
25.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2020

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

2003
Monday, Feb 3, 2003
17 years old
1987
Tuesday, Feb 3, 1987
33 years old
1987
Tuesday, Feb 3, 1987
33 years old
1987
Tuesday, Feb 3, 1987
33 years old
1987
Tuesday, Feb 3, 1987
33 years old
1987
Tuesday, Feb 3, 1987
33 years old
1987
Tuesday, Feb 3, 1987
33 years old
1985
Sunday, Feb 3, 1985
35 years old
1980
Sunday, Feb 3, 1980
40 years old
1975
Monday, Feb 3, 1975
45 years old
1969
Monday, Feb 3, 1969
51 years old
1967
Friday, Feb 3, 1967
53 years old
1962
Saturday, Feb 3, 1962
58 years old
1961
Friday, Feb 3, 1961
59 years old
1960
Wednesday, Feb 3, 1960
60 years old
1955
Thursday, Feb 3, 1955
65 years old
1955
Thursday, Feb 3, 1955
65 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Two people are shot and killed and 29 students are taken hostage at a high school in Moscow, Russia.
2007
A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
1998
Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
1995
Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
1994
Space Shuttle program: STS-60 is launched, carrying Sergei Krikalev, the first Russian cosmonaut to fly aboard the Shuttle
1989
After a stroke two weeks previously, South African PresidentP. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
1989
A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
1984
John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
1984
Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
1972
The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.
1971
New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption.
1966
The Soviet Union's Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon, and the first spacecraft to take pictures from the surface of the Moon.
1961
The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a "Doomsday Plane" is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States' bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the SAC's command post.
1960
British Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan speaks of "a wind of change", signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.
1959
Rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
1958
Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
1953
The Batepá massacre occurred in São Tomé when the colonial administration and Portuguese landowners unleashed a wave of violence against the native creoles known as forros.
1945
World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, a raid which kills between 2,500 and 3,000 and dehouses another 120,000.
1945
World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
1944
World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.
1943
The SS Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survive.
1933
Adolf Hitler announces that the expansion of Lebensraum into Eastern Europe, and its ruthless Germanisation, are the ultimate geopolitical objectives of Third Reich foreign policy.
1931
The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.
1930
Communist Party of Vietnam is founded at a "Unification Conference" held in Kowloon, British Hong Kong.
1918
The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
1917
World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany two days after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
1916
The Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada burns down with the loss of 7 lives.
1913
The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
1870
The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to male citizens regardless of race.
1834
Wake Forest University is established.
1830
The London Protocol of 1830 establishes the full independence and sovereignty of Greece from the Ottoman Empire as the final result of the Greek War of Independence.
1813
José de San Martín defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.
1809
The Territory of Illinois is created by the 10th United States Congress.
1807
A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the Spanish Empire city of Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay.
1787
Militia led by General Benjamin Lincoln crush the remnants of Shays' Rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts.
1783
American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
1781
American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
1706
During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
1690
The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in the Americas.
1661
Maratha forces under Chattrapati Shivaji defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Umberkhind.
1509
The Portuguese navy defeats a joint fleet of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Sultan of Gujarat, the Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, the Zamorin of Calicut, and the Republic of Ragusa at the Battle of Diu in Diu, India.
1488
Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
1451
SultanMehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
1377
More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are killed by the Condottieri (papal armed forces) in the "Cesena Bloodbath".
1112
Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona and Douce I, Countess of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.

Births On This Day

1992
Luke Keary, Australian rugby league player
1992
Olli Aitola, Finnish ice hockey player
1991
Nikola Hofmanova, Austrian tennis player
1991
Corey Norman, Australian rugby league player
1990
Sean Kingston, American-Jamaican singer-songwriter
1990
Martin Taupau, New Zealand rugby league player
1989
Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer
1988
Cho Kyuhyun, South Korean singer
1986
Lucas Duda, American baseball player
1986
Mathieu Giroux, Canadian speed skater
1986
Kanako Yanagihara, Japanese actress
1985
Angela Fong, Canadian wrestler and actress
1985
Andrei Kostitsyn, Belarusian ice hockey player
1984
Elizabeth Holmes, American fraudster, founder of Theranos
1982
Becky Bayless, American wrestler
1982
Marie-Ève Drolet, Canadian speed skater
1979
Paul Franks, English cricketer and coach
1978
Joan Capdevila, Spanish footballer
1977
Marek Židlický, Czech ice hockey player
1976
Isla Fisher, Omani-Australian actress
1973
Ilana Sod, Mexican journalist and producer
1972
Jesper Kyd, Danish pianist and composer
1971
Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
1971
Jayne Middlemiss, English television and radio presenter
1970
Óscar Córdoba, Colombian footballer
1970
Warwick Davis, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Beau Biden, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (d. 2015)
1969
Retief Goosen, South African golfer
1968
Vlade Divac, Serbian-American basketball player and sportscaster
1968
Marwan Khoury, Lebanese singer, songwriter, and composer
1967
Tim Flowers, English footballer and coach
1967
Mixu Paatelainen, Finnish footballer and coach
1966
Frank Coraci, American director and screenwriter
1966
Danny Morrison, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
1965
Kathleen Kinmont, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Maura Tierney, American actress and producer
1964
Indrek Tarand, Estonian historian, journalist, and politician
1963
Raghuram Rajan, Indian economist and academic
1961
Linda Eder, American singer and actress
1960
Tim Chandler, American bass player (d. 2018)
1960
Marty Jannetty, American wrestler and trainer
1960
Joachim Löw, German footballer and manager
1960
Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
1959
Óscar Iván Zuluaga, Colombian economist and politician, 67th Colombian Minister of Finance
1958
Joe F. Edwards, Jr., American commander, pilot, and astronaut
1958
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American economist
1958
Greg Mankiw, American economist and academic
1957
Eric Lander, American mathematician, geneticist, and academic
1956
John Jefferson, American football player and coach
1956
Nathan Lane, American actor and comedian
1954
Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1952
Fred Lynn, American baseball player and sportscaster
1951
Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian footballer and manager
1951
Michael Ruppert, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
1950
Morgan Fairchild, American actress
1950
Grant Goldman, Australian radio and television host
1949
Jim Thorpe, American golfer
1948
Henning Mankell, Swedish author and playwright (d. 2015)
1947
Paul Auster, American novelist, essayist, and poet
1947
Dave Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Stephen McHattie, Canadian actor and director
1945
Johnny Cymbal, Scottish-American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1993)
1945
Bob Griese, American football player and sportscaster
1943
Blythe Danner, American actress
1943
Dennis Edwards, American soul/R&B singer (d. 2018)
1943
Eric Haydock, English bass player (d. 2019)
1943
Shawn Phillips, American-South African singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Dory Funk, Jr., American wrestler and trainer
1941
Howard Phillips, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1940
Fran Tarkenton, American football player and sportscaster
1939
Michael Cimino, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1938
Victor Buono, American actor (d. 1982)
1938
Emile Griffith, American boxer and trainer (d. 2013)
1937
Billy Meier, Swiss author and photographer
1936
Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (d. 1984)
1936
Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer and coach
1935
Johnny "Guitar" Watson, American blues, soul, and funk singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
1934
Juan Carlos Calabró, Argentinian actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1933
Paul Sarbanes, American lawyer and politician
1927
Kenneth Anger, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1927
Blas Ople, Filipino journalist and politician, 21st President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 2003)
1926
Hans-Jochen Vogel, German soldier and politician, 8th Mayor of Berlin
1925
Shelley Berman, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)
1925
John Fiedler, American actor (d. 2005)
1924
E. P. Thompson, English historian and author (d. 1993)
1924
Martial Asselin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2013)
1920
Russell Arms, American actor and singer (d. 2012)
1920
Tony Gaze, Australian race car driver and pilot (d. 2013)
1920
Henry Heimlich, American physician and author (d. 2016)
1918
Joey Bishop, American actor and producer (d. 2007)
1918
Helen Stephens, American runner, baseball player, and manager (d. 1994)
1917
Shlomo Goren, Polish-Israeli rabbi and general (d. 1994)
1915
Johannes Kotkas, Estonian wrestler and hammer thrower (d. 1998)
1914
Mary Carlisle, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)
1912
Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and politician (d. 1990)
1911
Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
1909
André Cayatte, French lawyer and director (d. 1989)
1909
Simone Weil, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1943)
1907
James A. Michener, American author and philanthropist (d. 1997)
1906
George Adamson, Indian-English author and activist (d. 1989)
1905
Paul Ariste, Estonian linguist and academic (d. 1990)
1905
Arne Beurling, Swedish-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)
1904
Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)
1903
Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish soldier, pilot, and politician (d. 1973)
1900
Mabel Mercer, English-American singer (d. 1984)
1899
Café Filho, Brazilian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 18th President of Brazil (d. 1970)
1898
Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect, designed the Finlandia Hall and Aalto Theatre (d. 1976)
1894
Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (d. 1978)
1893
Gaston Julia, Algerian-French mathematician and academic (d. 1978)
1892
Juan Negrín, Spanish physician and politician, 67th Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1956)
1889
Artur Adson, Estonian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1977)
1889
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director and screenwriter (d. 1968)
1887
Georg Trakl, Austrian pharmacist and poet (d. 1914)
1878
Gordon Coates, New Zealand soldier and politician, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1943)
1874
Gertrude Stein, American novelist, poet, playwright, (d. 1946)
1872
Lou Criger, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
1867
Charles Henry Turner, American biologist, educator and zoologist (d. 1923)
1862
James Clark McReynolds, American lawyer and judge (d. 1946)
1859
Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (d. 1935)
1857
Giuseppe Moretti, Italian sculptor, designed the Vulcan statue (d. 1935)
1843
William Cornelius Van Horne, American-Canadian businessman (d. 1915)
1842
Sidney Lanier, American composer and poet (d. 1881)
1830
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1903)
1826
Walter Bagehot, English journalist and businessman (d. 1877)
1824
Ranald MacDonald, American explorer and educator (d. 1894)
1821
Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician and educator (d. 1910)
1817
Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1881)
1817
Émile Prudent, French pianist and composer (d. 1863)
1816
Ram Singh Kuka, Indian credited with starting the non-cooperation movement
1811
Horace Greeley, American journalist and politician (d. 1872)
1809
Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1847)
1807
Joseph E. Johnston, American general and politician (d. 1891)
1795
Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (d. 1830)
1790
Gideon Mantell, English scientist (d. 1852)
1777
John Cheyne, Scottish physician and author (d. 1836)
1763
Caroline von Wolzogen, German author (d. 1847)
1757
Joseph Forlenze, Italian ophthalmologist and surgeon (d. 1833)
1747
Samuel Osgood, American soldier and politician, 1st United States Postmaster General (d. 1813)
1736
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer and theorist (d. 1809)
1721
Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
1690
Richard Rawlinson, English minister and historian (d. 1755)
1689
Blas de Lezo, Spanish admiral (d. 1741)
1677
Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect, designed the Karlova Koruna Chateau (d. 1723)
1504
Scipione Rebiba, Italian cardinal (d. 1577)
1478
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (d. 1521)
1428
Helena Palaiologina, Queen of Cyprus (d. 1458)
1392
Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English commander (d. 1455)
1338
Joanna of Bourbon (d. 1378)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Julie Adams, American actress (b. 1926)
2019
Kristoff St. John, American actor (b. 1966)
2017
Dritëro Agolli, Albanian poet, writer and politician (b. 1931)
2016
Balram Jakhar, Indian lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of Madhya Pradesh (b. 1923)
2016
József Kasza, Serbian politician and economist (b. 1945)
2016
Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist and conductor (b. 1928)
2015
Martin Gilbert, English historian, author, and academic (b. 1936)
2015
Mary Healy, American actress and singer (b. 1918)
2015
Charlie Sifford, American golfer (b. 1922)
2015
Nasim Hasan Shah, Pakistani lawyer and judge, 12th Chief Justice of Pakistan (b. 1929)
2013
Cardiss Collins, American politician (b. 1931)
2013
Oscar Feltsman, Ukrainian-Russian composer and producer (b. 1921)
2013
James Muri, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
2013
Jam Mohammad Yousaf, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (b. 1954)
2012
Toh Chin Chye, Singaporean academic and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1921)
2012
Ben Gazzara, American actor and director (b. 1930)
2012
Terence Hildner, American general (b. 1962)
2012
Raj Kanwar, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)
2012
Zalman King, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1942)
2012
Andrzej Szczeklik, Polish physician and academic (b. 1938)
2011
Maria Schneider, French actress (b. 1952)
2010
Dick McGuire, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
2010
Frances Reid, American actress (b. 1914)
2009
Sheng-yen, Chinese monk and scholar, founded the Dharma Drum Mountain (b. 1930)
2006
Al Lewis, American actor and activist (b. 1923)
2005
Zurab Zhvania, Georgian biologist and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)
2005
Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist and ornithologist (b. 1904)
1999
Gwen Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1950)
1996
Audrey Meadows, American actress and banker (b. 1922)
1993
Françoys Bernier, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1927)
1991
Nancy Kulp, American actress (b. 1921)
1989
John Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
1989
Lionel Newman, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1916)
1985
Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (b. 1912)
1975
William D. Coolidge, American physicist and engineer (b. 1873)
1975
Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1904)
1969
C. N. Annadurai, Indian journalist and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Madras State (b. 1909)
1969
Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambican activist and academic (b. 1920)
1967
Joe Meek, English songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
1961
William Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, Scottish-Australian captain and politician, 14th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1893)
1961
Anna May Wong, American actress (b. 1905)
1960
Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
1959
The Day the Music DiedThe Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1930)
1959
The Day the Music DiedBuddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
1959
The Day the Music DiedRitchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
1956
Émile Borel, French mathematician and academic (b. 1871)
1956
Johnny Claes, English-Belgian race car driver and trumpet player (b. 1916)
1955
Vasily Blokhin, Russian general (b. 1895)
1952
Harold L. Ickes, American journalist and politician, 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1874)
1947
Marc Mitscher, American admiral and pilot (b. 1887)
1945
Roland Freisler, German lawyer and judge (b. 1893)
1944
Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1865)
1935
Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (b. 1859)
1929
Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish mathematician and engineer (b. 1878)
1924
Woodrow Wilson, American historian, academic, and politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
1922
John Butler Yeats, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1839)
1873
Isaac Baker Brown, English gynecologist and surgeon (b. 1811)
1866
François-Xavier Garneau, Canadian poet, author, and historian (b. 1809)
1862
Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1774)
1832
George Crabbe, English surgeon and poet (b. 1754)
1820
Gia Long, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1762)
1813
Juan Bautista Cabral, Argentinian sergeant (b. 1789)
1802
Pedro Rodríguez, Spanish statesman and economist (b. 1723)
1737
Tommaso Ceva, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1648)
1619
Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1564)
1618
Philip II, duke of Pomerania (b. 1573)
1566
George Cassander, Flemish theologian and author (b. 1513)
1537
Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare (b. 1513)
1468
Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, invented the Printing press (b. 1398)
1451
Murad II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1404)
1428
Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1386)
1399
John of Gaunt, Belgian-English politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1340)
1252
Sviatoslav III, Russian Grand Prince (b. 1196)
1161
Inge I, king of Norway (b. 1135)
1116
Coloman, king of Hungary
1014
Sweyn Forkbeard, king of Denmark and England (b. 960)
994
William IV, duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
938
Zhou Ben, Chinese general (b. 862)
929
Guy, margrave of Tuscany
865
Ansgar, Frankish archbishop (b. 801)
699
Werburgh, English nun and saint
639
K'inich Yo'nal Ahk I, ruler of Piedras Negras
456
Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II, ruler of Tikal
AD 6
Ping, emperor of the Han Dynasty (b. 9 BC)

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