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On This Day in History:  February 8

February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 326 days remain until the end of the year (327 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win. A family Christmas tradition of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets turned into a $3 million win.
2019
Canadian man wins $16M, then finishes grocery shopping. Calgarian Alfonso Buonomo's first reaction to learning he'd won a Lotto 6/49 windfall was to go grocery shopping.
2018
N.J. lawmakers trying to meddle with lottery's new Keno game. New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday considered overhauling a new keno-style lottery game that the bill's sponsor worries will draw business away from Atlantic City's casinos.
2018
Lottery winner shoots self after losing winning tickets. A lottery winner shot himself dead after he won more than $1.3 million but then lost his winning lottery tickets.
2017
Lawsuit accuses Illinois Lottery manager of fraud in instant games. Three lottery players and a downstate bar have accused the Illinois Lottery's private manager of defrauding scratch-off players and retailers after an investigation found the lottery did not award many of the biggest prizes in its biggest instant games.
2015
$450 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot nears record. Between now and Wednesday evening, anyone can walk into a store and buy a lottery ticket for a couple of bucks that has the potential of winning around a half-billion dollars.
2013
Winning $217M Powerball ticket sold in Virginia. Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in the Richmond, Va. airport for Wednesday night's drawing will wake up a multimillionaire.
2012
Judge rules man has no right to ex-girlfriend's lottery winnings. A Seminole County, Florida, man who sued his ex-girlfriend for half of her $1 million Florida Lottery winnings went away empty-handed Tuesday, her attorney said.
2012
Irish $16M lottery winner still claiming over $6,000 a year in benefits. An Irishman is still claiming disability benefits in the UK after winning over $16 million in the lottery.
2012
Ark. lottery panel puts new limits on chief's pay. The Arkansas Lottery Commission, in an attempt to deflect criticism it received in the past for former top officials' six-figure salaries, set new salary limits Monday for its next director.
2012
NY woman wins $1M a year for life. A Long Island mom said her husband's holiday gift of a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket will pay $1 million a year for life -- with a guarantee of at least $20 million.
2011
Canada lottery almanac for 2010 published. Canada lottery players can obtain all of last year's lottery winning numbers for each of the country's games in one book, now that the latest edition of Lottery Post's Lottery Results Almanac series has hit the stands.
2011
Puerto Rico turns store receipts into lottery tickets. Puerto Rico's Treasury Department is transforming receipts into lottery tickets, printing contest numbers on each receipt and holding weekly drawings for cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000. It also plans to have a monthly drawing for a car.
2011
Arkansas Lottery director's benefits in conflict with law?. Arkansas law "expressly prohibits" the use of a multiplier in determining the state lottery director's salary for retirement purposes, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said in an opinion Monday.
2011
N.C. Lottery learning about video gaming operations. The North Carolina Education Lottery formally sought information Monday on how it could operate casino-style video gambling machines should the GOP-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue decide to regulate -- rather than keep outlawing -- them.
2008
Pair arrested for stealing lottery tickets for 3 years. A clerk at Local Yokel food mart has been arrested for stealing Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets and raking in $187,000 in winnings.
2008
Georgia legislature wants lottery to crack down on bonuses. Lawmakers are moving to increase legislative oversight of the Georgia Lottery Corp. because of anger about the $3 million in employee bonuses the organization handed out last year.
2006
Iowa couple arrested in lottery fraud. A Waverly, Iowa, couple is facing criminal charges for allegedly cashing counterfeit lottery tickets.
2005
CALIFORNIA JOINS MEGA MILLIONS. The California Lottery Commission today approved the California Lottery joining the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions.
2005
California to decide multi-state lottery question today. California lottery commissioners are poised today to decide whether to join one of the long-odds, big-payday games for the first time in the 20-year history of California's lottery.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$564.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2015
2.$255 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2017
3.$253.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2014
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2012
5.$224 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2019
6.$210 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2006
7.$202 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2020
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.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2018
11.€129 Million
US$175.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2010
12.€141 Million
US$159.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2019
13.$157 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2016
13.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2019
15.€128 Million
US$156.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
16.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
17.€100 Million
US$130.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2007
18.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2003
18.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2008
20.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2014
21.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2004
22.€96.15 Million
US$117.83 Million
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2018
23.€103.14 Million
US$116.77 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2019
24.€90 Million
US$110.25 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
25.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1977
Tuesday, Feb 8, 1977
43 years old
1971
Monday, Feb 8, 1971
49 years old
1969
Saturday, Feb 8, 1969
51 years old
1967
Wednesday, Feb 8, 1967
53 years old
1936
Saturday, Feb 8, 1936
84 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
A hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia kills 15 Egyptian pilgrims with 130 others injured.
2013
A blizzard disrupts transportation and leaves hundreds of thousands of people without electricity in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada.
2010
A freak storm in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travelers.
2005
Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former MP A. Chandranehru dies of injuries sustained in an ambush the previous day.
1996
The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
1993
General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
1989
Independent Air Flight 1851 strikes Pico Alto mountain while on approach to Santa Maria Airport (Azores) killing all 144 passengers on board.
1986
Hinton train collision: Twenty-three people are killed when a VIA Rail passenger train collides with a 118-car Canadian National freight train near the town of Hinton, Alberta, west of Edmonton. It is the worst rail accident in Canada until the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec derailment in 2013 which killed forty-seven people.
1983
The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia's second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 metres (1,050 ft) deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.
1981
Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens F.C.
1978
Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
1974
After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space stationSkylab, returns to Earth.
1971
The NASDAQstock market index opens for the first time.
1971
South Vietnamese ground troopslaunch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
1968
American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
1965
Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing everyone aboard.
1963
Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
1963
The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abd al-Karim Qasim is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
1962
Charonne massacre. Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.
1960
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name Mountbatten-Windsor.
1955
The Government of Sindh, Pakistan, abolishes the Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
1950
Cold War: The Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, is established.
1946
The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
1945
World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
1945
World War II: Mikhail Devyataev escapes with nine other Soviet inmates from a Nazi concentration camp in Peenemünde on the island of Usedom by hijacking the camp commandant's Heinkel He 111.
1942
World War II: JapaninvadesSingapore.
1942
World War II: Dutch Colonial Army General Destruction Unit (AVC, Algemene Vernielings Corps) burns Banjarmasin, South Borneo to avoid Japanese capture.
1924
Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chambertakes place in Nevada.
1922
United States President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio set in the White House.
1915
D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
1910
The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
1904
Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
1904
Aceh War: Dutch Colonial Army's Marechaussee regiment led by GeneralG.C.E. van Daalen launch military campaign to capture Gayo Highland, Alas Highland, and Batak Highland in Dutch East Indies' Northern Sumatra region, which ends with genocide to Acehnese and Bataks people.
1887
The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
1885
The first government-approved Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii.
1879
Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
1879
The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked in a riot during a match in Sydney.
1865
Delaware refuses to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Slavery was outlawed in the United States, including Delaware, when the Amendment was ratified by the requisite number of states on December 6, 1865. Delaware ratified the Thirteenth Amendment on February 12, 1901, which was the ninety-second anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
1837
Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
1817
Las Herascrosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
1807
After two days of bitter fighting, the Russians under Bennigsen and the Prussians under L'Estocq concede the Battle of Eylau to Napoleon.
1693
The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
1601
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I and the revolt is quickly crushed.
1590
Luis de Carabajal the younger is tortured by the Inquisition in Mexico City.
1587
Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
1575
Leiden University is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis.
1347
The Byzantine civil war of 1341-47 ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos.
1250
Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
1238
The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
421
Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

Births On This Day

1996
Kenedy, Brazilian footballer
1995
Joshua Kimmich, German footballer
1994
Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Turkish footballer
1994
Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian singer-songwriter
1992
Bruno Martins Indi, Portuguese-Dutch footballer
1992
Carl Jenkinson, English-Finnish footballer
1991
Aristidis Soiledis, Greek footballer
1991
Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer
1991
Nam Woo-hyun,South Korean singer and actor with the boy band Infinite.
1990
Emily Scarratt, English rugby union player
1990
Klay Thompson, American professional basketball player
1989
Zac Guildford, New Zealand rugby player
1989
Julio Jones, American football player
1989
Courtney Vandersloot, American basketball player
1988
Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
1987
Javi García, Spanish footballer
1987
Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater
1985
Petra Cetkovská, Czech tennis player
1985
Jeremy Davis, American bass player and songwriter
1984
Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Canadian skier
1984
Cecily Strong, American actress
1984
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
1983
Jermaine Anderson, Canadian basketball player
1983
Cory Jane, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Jim Verraros, American singer and actor
1981
Steve Gohouri, Ivorian footballer (d. 2015)
1981
Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
1980
William Jackson Harper, American actor
1979
Aaron Cook, American baseball player
1978
Mick de Brenni, Australian politician
1977
Roman Kostomarov, Russian ice dancer
1976
Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer
1976
Nicolas Vouilloz, French rally driver and mountain biker
1974
Seth Green, American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer, and director
1972
Big Show, American wrestler, actor
1971
Aidy Boothroyd, English footballer and manager
1971
Mika Karppinen, Swedish-Finnish drummer and songwriter
1970
John Filan, Australian footballer and coach
1970
Stephanie Courtney, American actress and comedian
1969
Pauly Fuemana, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
1969
Mary Robinette Kowal, American puppeteer and author
1969
Mary McCormack, American actress and producer
1968
Gary Coleman, American actor (d. 2010)
1966
Kirk Muller, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966
Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
1964
Arlie Petters, Belizean-American mathematical physicist and academic
1964
Santosh Sivan, Indian director, cinematographer, producer, and actor
1964
Trinny Woodall, English fashion designer and author
1963
Mohammad Azharuddin, Indian cricketer and politician
1961
Vince Neil, American singer-songwriter and actor
1960
Benigno Aquino III, Filipino politician, 15th President of the Philippines
1960
Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian ice hockey player
1959
Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis player
1959
Andrew Hoy, Australian equestrian rider
1959
Mauricio Macri, Argentinian businessman and politician, President of Argentina
1958
Sherri Martel, American wrestler and manager (d. 2007)
1958
Marina Silva, Brazilian environmentalist and politician
1957
Karine Chemla, French historian of mathematics and sinologist
1956
Marques Johnson, American basketball player and sportscaster
1955
John Grisham, American lawyer and author
1955
Jim Neidhart, American wrestler (d. 2018)
1954
Joe Maddon, American baseball coach and manager
1953
Mary Steenburgen, American actress
1952
Marinho Chagas, Brazilian footballer and coach (d. 2014)
1949
Brooke Adams, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1949
Niels Arestrup, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1948
Dan Seals, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1947
J. Richard Gott, American astronomer and academic
1944
Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor (d. 2014)
1944
Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian photographer and journalist
1942
Robert Klein, American comedian, actor, and singer
1942
Terry Melcher, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
1941
Nick Nolte, American actor and producer
1941
Tom Rush, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1941
Jagjit Singh, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1940
Sophie Lihau-Kanza, Congolese politician (d. 1999)
1940
Ted Koppel, English-American journalist
1939
Jose Maria Sison, Filipino activist and theorist
1937
Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1937
Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist (d. 2016)
1933
Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
1932
Cliff Allison, English racing driver and businessman (d. 2005)
1932
John Williams, American pianist, composer, and conductor
1931
James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
1930
Alejandro Rey, Argentinian-American actor and director (d. 1987)
1926
Neal Cassady, American author and poet (d. 1968)
1926
Birgitte Reimer, Danish film actress
1925
Jack Lemmon, American actor (d. 2001)
1922
Audrey Meadows, American actress and banker (d. 1996)
1921
Barney Danson, Canadian colonel and politician, 21st Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2011)
1921
Nexhmije Hoxha, Albanian politician
1921
Lana Turner, American actress (d. 1995)
1918
Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)
1915
Georges Guétary, Egyptian-French singer, dancer, and actor (d. 1997)
1914
Bill Finger, American author and screenwriter, co-created Batman (d. 1974)
1913
Betty Field, American actress (d. 1973)
1913
Danai Stratigopoulou, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1911
Elizabeth Bishop, American poet and author (d. 1979)
1909
Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian philanthropist (d. 2012)
1906
Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer, invented Xerography (d. 1968)
1903
Greta Keller, Austrian-American singer and actress (d. 1977)
1903
Tunku Abdul Rahman, 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)
1899
Lonnie Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1970)
1897
Zakir Hussain, Indian academic and politician, 3rd president of India (d. 1969)
1894
King Vidor, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1893
Ba Maw, Burmese lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1977)
1890
Claro M. Recto, Filipino lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1960)
1888
Edith Evans, English actress (d. 1976)
1888
Giuseppe Ungaretti, Egyptian-Italian soldier, journalist, and poet (d. 1970)
1886
Charlie Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)
1884
Snowy Baker, Australian boxer, rugby player, and actor (d. 1953)
1883
Joseph Schumpeter, Czech-American economist and political scientist (d. 1950)
1882
Thomas Selfridge, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1908)
1880
Franz Marc, German soldier and painter (d. 1916)
1880
Viktor Schwanneke, German actor and director (d. 1931)
1878
Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli philosopher and academic (d. 1965)
1876
Paula Modersohn-Becker, German painter (d. 1907)
1866
Moses Gomberg, Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (d. 1947)
1850
Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
1834
Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and academic (d. 1907)
1830
Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1876)
1829
Vital-Justin Grandin, French-Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1902)
1828
Jules Verne, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1905)
1825
Henry Walter Bates, English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1892)
1822
Maxime Du Camp, French photographer and journalist (d. 1894)
1820
William Tecumseh Sherman, American general (d. 1891)
1819
John Ruskin, English author, critic, and academic (d. 1900)
1817
Richard S. Ewell, American general (d. 1872)
1807
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and zoologist (d. 1889)
1798
Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (d. 1849)
1792
Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (d. 1873)
1764
Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1846)
1762
Gia Long, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1820)
1741
André Grétry, Belgian-French organist and composer (d. 1813)
1720
Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
1700
Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1782)
1685
Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian and author (d. 1770)
1591
Guercino, Italian painter (d. 1666)
1577
Robert Burton, English priest, physician, and scholar (d. 1640)
1552
Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
1514
Daniele Barbaro, Venetian churchman, diplomat and scholar (d. 1570)
1487
Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
1405
Constantine XI Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1453)
1291
Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
1191
Yaroslav II of Vladimir (d. 1246)
882
Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid, Egyptian commander and politician, Abbasid Governor of Egypt (d. 946)
412
Proclus, Greek mathematician and philosopher (probable; d. 485)
120
Vettius Valens, Greek astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer (probable; d. 175)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Peter Mansfield, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1933)
2017
Rina Matsuno, Japanese idol singer (Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku) (b. 1998)
2017
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, English socialite, television presenter, model, and charity patron (b. 1971)
2017
Alan Simpson, English scriptwriter (b. 1929)
2016
Amelia Bence, Argentine actress (b. 1914)
2016
Nida Fazli, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1938)
2016
Margaret Forster, English historian, author, and critic (b. 1938)
2016
Violette Verdy, French ballerina (b. 1933)
2015
Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (b. 1939)
2014
Els Borst, Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1932)
2014
Maicon Pereira de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer (b. 1988)
2014
Nancy Holt, American sculptor and painter (b. 1938)
2013
Giovanni Cheli, Italian cardinal (b. 1918)
2013
James DePreist, American conductor and educator (b. 1936)
2013
Maureen Dragone, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
2013
Nevin Scrimshaw, American scientist (b. 1918)
2012
Wando, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
2012
Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi and author (b. 1912)
2012
Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
2011
Tony Malinosky, American baseball player and soldier (b. 1909)
2010
John Murtha, American colonel and politician (b. 1932)
2007
Anna Nicole Smith, American model and actress (b. 1967)
2007
Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1918)
2006
Elton Dean, English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1945)
2006
Thierry Fortineau, French actor (b. 1953)
2006
Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
2005
A. Chandranehru, Sri Lankan sailor and politician (b. 1944)
2004
Julius Schwartz, American journalist and author (b. 1915)
2002
Ong Teng Cheong, Singaporean architect and politician, 5th President of Singapore (b. 1936)
2001
Ivo Caprino, Norwegian director and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2000
Sid Abel, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1918)
2000
Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
1999
Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British novelist and philosopher (b. 1919)
1998
Halldór Laxness, Icelandic author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1998
Enoch Powell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1912)
1998
Julian Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
1997
Corey Scott, American motorcycle stunt rider (b. 1968)
1996
Del Ennis, American baseball player (b. 1925)
1994
Raymond Scott, American pianist and composer (b. 1908)
1992
Stanley Armour Dunham, American sergeant (b. 1918)
1992
Denny Wright, British guitarist (b. 1924)
1990
Del Shannon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
1987
Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (b. 1905)
1985
William Lyons, English businessman, co-founded Swallow Sidecar Company (b. 1901)
1982
John Hay Whitney, American financier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1904)
1980
Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
1979
Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-English physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
1977
Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and theorist (b. 1901)
1975
Robert Robinson, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
1972
Markos Vamvakaris, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1905)
1968
Maurice Maillot, French actor (b. 1906)
1964
Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist and author (b. 1888)
1963
George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (b. 1908)
1960
J. L. Austin, English philosopher and academic (b. 1911)
1960
Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect and engineer, designed the Red telephone box and Liverpool Cathedral (b. 1880)
1959
William J. Donovan, American head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) (b. 1883)
1957
Walther Bothe, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
1957
John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1903)
1956
Connie Mack, American baseball player and manager (b. 1862)
1945
Italo Santelli, Italian fencer and coach (b. 1866)
1936
Charles Curtis, American lawyer and politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (b. 1860)
1935
Eemil Nestor Setälä, Finnish linguist and politician, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1864)
1932
Yordan Milanov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church (b. 1867)
1928
Theodor Curtius, German chemist (b. 1857)
1921
George Formby Sr, English actor and singer (b. 1876)
1921
Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, geographer, and philologist (b. 1842)
1915
François Langelier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1838)
1914
Dayrolles Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry, Irish hereditary peer (b. 1828)
1910
Hans Jæger, Norwegian philosopher and activist (b. 1854)
1907
Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1854)
1856
Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist and academic (b. 1773)
1849
François Habeneck, French violinist and conductor (b. 1781)
1849
France Prešeren, Slovenian poet and lawyer (b. 1800)
1772
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (b. 1719)
1768
George Dance the Elder, English architect, designed St Leonard's and St Botolph's Aldgate (b. 1695)
1750
Aaron Hill, English playwright and poet (b. 1685)
1749
Jan van Huysum, Dutch painter (b. 1682)
1725
Peter the Great, Russian emperor (b. 1672)
1709
Giuseppe Torelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1658)
1696
Ivan V of Russia (b. 1666)
1676
Alexis of Russia (b. 1629)
1623
Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (b. 1546)
1599
Robert Rollock, Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1555)
1587
Mary, Queen of Scots (b. 1542)
1537
Saint Gerolamo Emiliani, Italian humanitarian (b. 1481)
1382
Blanche of France, Duchess of Orléans (b. 1328)
1314
Helen of Anjou, queen of Serbia (b. 1236)
1296
Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)
1285
Theodoric of Landsberg (b. 1242)
1265
Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)
1250
Robert I, Count of Artois (b. 1216)
1250
William II Longespée, English martyr (b. 1212)
1204
Alexios IV Angelos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1182)
1135
Elvira of Castile, Queen of Sicily (b.c. 1100)
538
Severus of Antioch, patriarch of Antioch

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