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On This Day in History:  February 4

February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 330 days remain until the end of the year (331 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2017
18-year-old wins $1M Powerball prize. An 18-year-old Kentucky woman has won $1 million from Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.
2016
First lawsuit in state lottery-fixing scandal seeks millions. An Iowa man could become a key player in a barrage of litigation that threatens to cost state lotteries tens of millions of dollars in damages in an insider jackpot-rigging scandal.
2016
With $63M jackpot expiring today, Calif. Lottery sued by owner of damaged ticket. With just hours remaining before California Lottery officials declare a $63-million jackpot winner an official no-show, a Los Angeles County man has filed legal papers saying he is the rightful winner and that lottery officials have "destroyed" the evidence.
2015
Missing 86-year-old Detroit lottery winner found dead. An 86-year-old Detroit man whose family said he disappeared a day after winning $20,000 in the lottery in December was found stabbed to death in a vacant house, authorities said on Wednesday.
2015
Tonight's Ireland Lotto draw cancelled because of network failure. Tonight's Ireland Lotto jackpot may be €10 million but National Lottery machines around the country aren't keen on it being won -- they've been out of commission since this morning.
2011
Christmas Day Powerball lottery winner claims $48.8M jackpot. The winner of a $48.8 million Christmas Day jackpot has come forward to claim the prize, New York Lottery officials confirmed Thursday.
2011
28 arrested in N.Y. gambling sting. Officers from the Rockland County Intelligence Center and the town rounded up 28 people Thursday night in a crackdown on an illegal lottery ring.
2008
Ex-friends square off in trial over $1M lottery ticket. A western Maryland man testified Monday that he gave his neighbor $20 to buy them a state lottery ticket that ended up a $1 million winner -- a story that the ticket-holder disputes.
2008
N.Y. Lottery apologizes for mob ad. The New York state lottery has apologized to Italian-Americans after it aired a series of TV ads that featured Sopranos-esque mob characters.
2008
Flight attendant wins $1M Georgia Lottery jackpot. A Delta flight attendant can fly the friendly skies as a new millionaire.
2008
N.Y. takes first step toward lottery privatization. New York has taken a step toward privatizing the state lottery. The state's Budget Division has started the process of hiring an independent investment adviser to guide Gov. Eliot Spitzer's proposal.
2006
Mass. Lottery dispute takes bizarre turn. A man who claimed to have thrown away a winning $1 million lottery ticket that another man found in the trash suffered a fatal heart attack while traveling in Hyannis on Tuesday.
2006
N.C. lottery: About 4,000 retailers apply to sell tickets. About 4,000 retailers have filed applications by Friday's deadline to be guaranteed the chance to sell the first North Carolina Education Lottery tickets, projected to start at the end of next month.
2006
Illinois lottery winner gets 30-month prison sentence. A man who won an Illinois lottery jackpot less than a year ago was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday on gun and drug charges, federal officials said.
2006
Euro Million Lottery's $222 Million Cash Prize Held by 3 Tickets. Three winning ticket-holders will share the 126 million British pounds (US$222 million) top prize in EuroMillions, the lottery held in nine European countries.
2005
Indiana legislator attacks computerized lottery drawings. In a move hailed by opponents of computerized lottery drawings, Indiana State Representative Robert Alderman (R) introduced a bill last month that would force the Hoosier Lottery to revert back to traditional lottery ball machines.
2005
Dispute erupts over use of Tennessee lottery funds. Tennessee State Sen. Steve Cohen Thursday attacked Gov. Phil Bredesen's pre-kindergarten initiative, saying the use of lottery money to fund the program is "illegal" and "unconstitutional."
2005
Arkansas legislator wants voters to decide on state lottery. A west Arkansas legislator is proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a state lottery to benefit public schools.
2005
Wyoming closer to starting a lottery. A bill that would bring a lottery to Wyoming made it past a second hurdle Thursday, prompting some to wonder how far it will go this year.
2005
Mystery lottery winner claims $3.8 million jackpot. Michigan law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous, and the man who cashed in a winning WinFall ticket this week took full advantage of it.
2004
Nebraska's Top Lottery Official Suspended. The head of the Nebraska lottery has been suspended pending an investigation of gifts involving a vendor, officials said.
2004
Ohio man wins lottery twice. Bob Woerner of Zanesville, Ohio won the Dec. 18 drawing of the Buckeye Five with two different tickets bought at two different stores.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to $102 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $102 million Wednesday when none of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $85 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
2004
GTECH Named Apparent Winning Vendor for Mexico Lottery Contract. GTECH Corporation has been selected by Pronosticos para la Asistencia Publica (Pronosticos) as the apparent successful vendor to provide equipment and services for a new online lottery system and associated telecommunications network in Mexico under a proposed six-year contract.
2004
Ruling taxes lottery winner at higher rate. An Oregon Lottery jackpot winner is going to have to pay a higher tax rate after a federal appeals court rejected his argument the prize money should be taxed like an investment at the lower capital gains rate.
2004
Alabama man hits Florida Lotto jackpot. Earl S. Luellen of Foley, Alabama won half of a $7 million jackpot in the Saturday night drawing, according to a statement released by Florida officials Tuesday.
2004
Colorado Lottery contracts not renewed. The Colorado Department of Revenue will not extend two key Colorado Lottery contracts, choosing instead to seek new bids for advertising and public relations services.
2004
Rightful owner of Powerball ticket finally gets $100,000 prize. A Morgan City, Louisiana man whose $100,000 Powerball ticket was allegedly stolen finally got his money on Tuesday.

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.$219.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2014
4.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2013
5.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2019
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2012
7.€139.02 Million
US$191.23 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2010
8.€130 Million
US$188.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2008
9.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2006
10.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2020
11.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2018
12.€128 Million
US$146.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2019
13.€116 Million
US$143.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
14.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2010
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.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2016
18.€100 Million
US$130.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2007
19.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
20.€95.38 Million
US$118.07 Million
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
21.€100.82 Million
US$115.05 Million
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2019
22.€90 Million
US$110.25 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
23.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2004
23.$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

1982
Thursday, Feb 4, 1982
38 years old
1979
Sunday, Feb 4, 1979
41 years old
1975
Tuesday, Feb 4, 1975
45 years old
1968
Sunday, Feb 4, 1968
52 years old
1963
Monday, Feb 4, 1963
57 years old
1963
Monday, Feb 4, 1963
57 years old
1962
Sunday, Feb 4, 1962
58 years old
1961
Saturday, Feb 4, 1961
59 years old
1949
Friday, Feb 4, 1949
71 years old
1937
Thursday, Feb 4, 1937
83 years old
1932
Thursday, Feb 4, 1932
88 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
TransAsia Airways Flight 235 with 58 people on board, en route from the Taiwanese capital Taipei to Kinmen, crashes into the Keelung River just after take-off, killing 43 people.
2004
Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
2003
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia adopts a new constitution, becoming a loose confederacy between Montenegro and Serbia.
1999
Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot 41 times by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race relations in the city.
1998
The 5.9 MwAfghanistan earthquake shakes the Takhar Province with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). With 2,323 killed, and 818 injured, damage is considered extreme.
1997
En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
1992
A coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
1977
A Chicago Transit Authorityelevated trainrear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency's history.
1976
In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
1975
Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
1974
The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
1974
M62 coach bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb on a bus carrying off-duty British Armed Forces personnel in Yorkshire, England. Nine soldiers and three civilians are killed.
1969
Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1967
Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft.
1966
All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
1961
The Angolan War of Independence and the greater Portuguese Colonial War begin.
1948
Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
1945
World War II: Santo Tomas Internment Camp is liberated from Japanese authority.
1945
World War II: The Yalta Conference between the "Big Three" (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
1945
World War II: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
1941
The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
1938
Adolf Hitler appoints himself as head of the Armed Forces High Command.
1932
Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls toJapan.
1899
The Philippine-American War begins with the Battle of Manila.
1861
American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
1859
The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
1846
The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Salt Lake Valley.
1825
The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
1820
The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2-day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.
1810
The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
1801
John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
1797
The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.
1794
The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French First Republic. It will be reestablished in the French West Indies in 1802.
1789
George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1758
Macapá, Brazil is founded.
1703
In Edo (now Tokyo), all but one of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.
1555
John Rogers is burned at the stake, becoming the first English Protestantmartyr under Mary I of England.
1454
In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
1169
A strong earthquake struck the Ionian coast of Sicily, causing tens of thousands of injuries and deaths, especially in Catania.
960
The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
211
Following the death of Rome's Emperor Septimius Severus at Eboracum (modern York, England) while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians, the empire is left in the control of his two quarrelling sons, Caracalla and Geta, instructing them to make peace.

Births On This Day

1998
Maximilian Wöber, Austrian footballer
1993
Bae Noo-ri, South Korean actress
1988
Carly Patterson, American gymnast and singer
1987
Darren O'Dea, Irish footballer
1987
Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player
1986
Maximilian Götz, German race car driver
1986
Mahmudullah Riyad, Bangladeshi cricketer
1984
Sandeep Acharya, Indian singer (d. 2013)
1984
Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer
1983
Lee Stempniak, American ice hockey player
1983
Rebecca White, Australian politician
1982
Chris Sabin, American wrestler
1982
Ivars Timermanis, Latvian basketball player
1982
Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian cyclist
1981
Jason Kapono, American basketball player
1981
Johan Vansummeren, Belgian cyclist
1980
Raimonds Vaikulis, Latvian basketball player
1979
Giorgio Pantano, Italian race car driver
1977
Gavin DeGraw, American singer-songwriter
1975
Natalie Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
1973
Oscar De La Hoya, American boxer
1973
James Hird, Australian footballer and coach
1973
Manny Legace, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1972
Dara Ó Briain, Irish comedian and television host
1972
Giovanni Silva de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer and manager
1971
Rob Corddry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Eric Garcetti, American lieutenant and politician, 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles
1970
Gabrielle Anwar, English actress
1967
Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (d. 1995)
1966
Tony Butterfield, Australian rugby league player
1966
Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
1965
Jerome Brown, American football player (d. 1992)
1963
Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss skier
1962
Clint Black, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1962
Stephen Hammond, English banker and politician
1961
Stewart O'Nan, American novelist
1961
Denis Savard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960
Siobhan Dowd, English author and activist (d. 2007)
1960
Adrienne King, American actress, dancer, and painter
1960
Jonathan Larson, American composer and playwright (d. 1996)
1959
Christian Schreier, German footballer and manager
1959
Lawrence Taylor, American football player and sportscaster
1958
Tomasz Pacyński, Polish journalist and author (d. 2005)
1957
Don Davis, American composer and conductor
1955
Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak politician, Prime Minister of Slovakia
1952
Jenny Shipley, New Zealand educator and politician, 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1952
Thomas Silverstein, American prisoner, founder and former leader of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang
1951
Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
1951
Phil Ehart, American rock drummer and songwriter
1949
Michael Beck, American actor
1949
Rasim Delić, Bosnian general (d. 2010)
1948
Alice Cooper, American singer-songwriter
1948
Rod Grams, American journalist and politician (d. 2013)
1948
Mienoumi Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler
1947
Dennis C. Blair, American admiral and politician, 3rd Director of National Intelligence
1947
Dan Quayle, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 44th Vice President of the United States
1944
Florence LaRue, American singer and actress
1943
Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese journalist and politician, 2nd President of the Regional Government of Madeira
1943
Wanda Rutkiewicz, Lithuanian-Polish mountaineer (d. 1992)
1943
Ken Thompson, American computer scientist and programmer, co-developed the B programming language
1941
Russell Cooper, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of Queensland
1941
Ron Rangi, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1988)
1941
Jiří Raška, Czech skier and coach (d. 2012)
1941
John Steel, English drummer
1940
George A. Romero, American director and producer (d. 2017)
1939
Stan Lundine, American lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New York
1938
Frank J. Dodd, American businessman and politician, president of the New Jersey Senate (d. 2010)
1937
David Newman, American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1936
David Brenner, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2014)
1936
Claude Nobs, Swiss businessman, founded the Montreux Jazz Festival (d. 2013)
1935
Wallis Mathias, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1994)
1935
Martti Talvela, Finnish opera singer (d. 1989)
1935
Collin Wilcox, American actress (d. 2009)
1931
Isabel Martínez de Perón, Argentinian dancer and politician, 41st President of Argentina
1930
Tibor Antalpéter, Hungarian volleyball player and diplomat, Hungarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2012)
1930
Arthur E. Chase, American businessman and politician (d. 2015)
1930
Jim Loscutoff, American basketball player (d. 2015)
1929
Paul Burlison, American rockabilly guitarist (d. 2003)
1928
Oscar Cabalén, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1967)
1928
Osmo Antero Wiio, Finnish journalist, academic, and politician (d. 2013)
1927
Rolf Landauer, German-American physicist and academic (d. 1999)
1926
Gyula Grosics, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1926
Dave Sands, Australian boxer (d. 1952)
1925
Russell Hoban, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
1925
Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (d. 2013)
1925
Christopher Zeeman, English mathematician and academic (d. 2016)
1923
Conrad Bain, Canadian-American actor (d. 2013)
1923
James Dibble, Australian journalist (d. 2010)
1921
Betty Friedan, American author and feminist (d. 2006)
1921
Lotfi Zadeh, Iranian-American mathematician and computer scientist and founder of fuzzy logic (d. 2017)
1920
Janet Waldo, American actress and voice artist (d. 2016)
1918
Ida Lupino, English-American actress and director (d. 1995)
1918
Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher and author (d. 1991)
1917
Yahya Khan, Pakistan general and politician, 3rd President of Pakistan (d. 1980)
1915
William Talman, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)
1915
Norman Wisdom, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2010)
1914
Alfred Andersch, German-Swiss author and publisher (d. 1980)
1913
Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
1913
Richard Seaman, English race car driver (d. 1939)
1912
Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian banker and politician, Norwegian Minister of Industry (d. 1999)
1912
Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-American conductor (d. 1993)
1912
Byron Nelson, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2006)
1908
Julian Bell, English poet and academic (d. 1937)
1906
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor and theologian (d. 1945)
1906
Letitia Dunbar-Harrison, Irish librarian (d. 1994)
1906
Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer and academic, discovered Pluto (d. 1997)
1905
Hylda Baker, English comedian, actress and music hall performer (d. 1986)
1904
MacKinlay Kantor, American author and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1903
Alexander Imich, Polish-American chemist, parapsychologist, and academic (d. 2014)
1902
Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and explorer (d. 1974)
1902
Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross, German-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 2003)
1900
Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1899
Virginia M. Alexander, American physician and founder of the Aspiranto Health Home(d. 1949)
1897
Ludwig Erhard, German soldier and politician, 2nd Chancellor of West Germany (d. 1977)
1896
Friedrich Glauser, Austrian-Swiss author (d. 1938)
1896
Friedrich Hund, German physicist and academic (d. 1997)
1895
Nigel Bruce, English actor (d. 1953)
1892
E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet and academic (d. 1964)
1891
M. A. Ayyangar, Indian lawyer and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1978)
1883
Reinhold Rudenberg, German-American inventor and a pioneer of electron microscopy (d. 1961)
1881
Eulalio Gutiérrez, Mexican general and politician, President of Mexico (d. 1939)
1881
Fernand Léger, French painter and sculptor (d. 1955)
1877
Eddie Cochems, American football player and coach (d. 1953)
1875
Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist and engineer (d. 1953)
1873
Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1905)
1872
Gotse Delchev, Bulgarian and Macedonian revolutionary activist (d. 1903)
1871
Friedrich Ebert, German lawyer and politician, 1st President of Germany (d. 1925)
1868
Constance Markievicz, Irish revolutionary and first woman elected to the UK House of Commons (d. 1927)
1865
Abe Isoo, Japanese minister and politician (d. 1949)
1862
Édouard Estaunié, French novelist (d. 1942)
1849
Jean Richepin, French poet, author, and playwright (d. 1926)
1848
Jean Aicard, French poet, author, and playwright (d. 1921)
1831
Oliver Ames, American financier and politician, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
1818
Emperor Norton, San Francisco eccentric and visionary (d. 1880)
1799
Almeida Garrett, Portuguese journalist and author (d. 1854)
1778
Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss botanist, mycologist, and academic (d. 1841)
1740
Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (d. 1795)
1725
Dru Drury, English entomologist and author (d. 1804)
1688
Pierre de Marivaux, French author and playwright (d. 1763)
1677
Johann Ludwig Bach, German violinist and composer (d. 1731)
1676
Giacomo Facco, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1753)
1646
Hans Erasmus Aßmann, German poet and politician (d. 1699)
1575
Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and theologian, founded the French school of spirituality (d. 1629)
1505
Mikołaj Rej, Polish poet and author (d. 1580)
1495
Francesco II Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1535)
1495
Jean Parisot de Valette, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller (d. 1568)
1447
Lodovico Lazzarelli, Italian poet (d. 1500)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Matti Nykänen, Finnish Olympic-winning ski jumper and singer (b. 1963)
2018
John Mahoney, English-American actor, voice artist, and comedian (b. 1940)
2017
Steve Lang, Canadian bass player (b. 1949)
2017
Bano Qudsia, Pakistani writer (b. 1928)
2016
Edgar Mitchell, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
2015
Wes Cooley, American soldier and politician (b. 1932)
2015
Fitzhugh L. Fulton, American colonel and pilot (b. 1925)
2014
Keith Allen, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1923)
2014
Eugenio Corti, Italian soldier, author, and playwright (b. 1921)
2014
Dennis Lota, Zambian footballer (b. 1973)
2013
Donald Byrd, American trumpet player (b. 1932)
2013
Reg Presley, English singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
2012
István Csurka, Hungarian journalist and politician (b. 1934)
2012
Florence Green, English soldier (b. 1901)
2012
Robert Daniel, American farmer, soldier, and politician (b. 1936)
2012
Mike deGruy, American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1951)
2011
Martial Célestin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Haiti (b. 1913)
2010
Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher and author (b. 1924)
2010
Helen Tobias-Duesberg, Estonian-American composer (b. 1919)
2008
Augusta Dabney, American actress (b. 1918)
2008
Stefan Meller, Polish academic and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (b. 1942)
2007
José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1925)
2007
Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian-English poet and translator (b. 1959)
2007
Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
2007
Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
2006
Betty Friedan, American author and activist (b. 1921)
2005
Ossie Davis, American actor, director, and playwright (b. 1917)
2003
Benyoucef Benkhedda, Algerian pharmacist and politician (b. 1920)
2002
Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg (b. 1907)
2000
Carl Albert, American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
1995
Patricia Highsmith, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1921)
1992
John Dehner, American actor (b. 1915)
1990
Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1915)
1987
Liberace, American singer-songwriter and pianist, (b. 1919)
1987
Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan activist, founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (b. 1956)
1987
Carl Rogers, American psychologist and academic (b. 1902)
1983
Karen Carpenter, American singer (b. 1950)
1982
Alex Harvey, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1935)
1982
Georg Konrad Morgen, German lawyer and judge (b. 1909)
1975
Louis Jordan, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1908)
1974
Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1894)
1970
Louise Bogan, American poet and critic (b. 1897)
1968
Neal Cassady, American novelist and poet (b. 1926)
1959
Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress (b. 1880)
1958
Henry Kuttner, American author and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1956
Savielly Tartakower, Russian-French chess player, journalist, and author (b. 1887)
1944
Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian author and translator (b. 1872)
1943
Frank Calder, English-Canadian ice hockey player and journalist (b. 1877)
1940
Nikolai Yezhov, Russian police officer and politician (b. 1895)
1933
Archibald Sayce, English linguist and educator (b. 1846)
1928
Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
1926
İskilipli Âtıf Hodja, Turkish author and scholar (b. 1875)
1905
Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor and academic (b. 1841)
1843
Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (b. 1770)
1799
Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect and educator (b. 1728)
1781
Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer (b. 1737)
1774
Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
1713
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English philosopher and politician (b. 1671)
1617
Lodewijk Elzevir, Dutch publisher, co-founded the House of Elzevir (b. 1546)
1615
Giambattista della Porta, Italian playwright and scholar (b. 1535)
1590
Gioseffo Zarlino, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1517)
1555
John Rogers, English clergyman and translator (b. 1505)
1508
Conrad Celtes, German poet and scholar (b. 1459)
1505
Jeanne de Valois, daughter of Louis XI of France (b. 1464)
1498
Antonio del Pollaiolo, Italian artist (b. 1429/1433)
1169
John of Ajello, Bishop of Catania
870
Ceolnoth, archbishop of Canterbury
856
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