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On This Day in History:  January 2

January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 363 days remain until the end of the year (364 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Few filing claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement; deadline Jan. 7. Victims of the largest lottery scam in U.S. history are expected to pocket only a small fraction of a $4.3 million settlement because of a lack of applicants laying claim to the money, court records show.
2018
Connecticut Lottery forced to redraw special New Year's raffle after 'human error'. Players of a special New Year's lottery raffle game in Connecticut may be out of luck if they tossed their tickets, after officials disclosed they need to hold a new drawing after 100,000 eligible tickets were mistakenly disregarded Monday.
2017
State audit questions Georgia Lottery business practices despite record profits to education. A state audit recognized that the Georgia Lottery continues to ramp up its contributions to education every year, but that it could do a better job at maximizing those contributions through efficiencies and other measures.
2017
Lottery winner recalls moment he became a millionaire. A pizza twirler from Greece by way of Long Island, New York, got the birthday wish of his dreams — a $1 million winning lottery ticket.
2014
Lottery wranglings could delay new D.C. scratch-off tickets for months. It could be many months before D.C. lottery players see their usual array of new tickets for sale, with a contract controversy that has depleted the D.C. Lottery's supply of scratch-off tickets and has cost the District government hundreds of thousands of dollars showing no sign of ending soon.
2013
Powerball jackpot a mixed blessing. Sandra Hayes won millions in a Powerball jackpot, and now she is warning others to be careful what they wish for, as she was both blessed and cursed with the big win.
2012
Ohio Lottery kicks off 2012 with raffle draw. For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2012 will begin with a windfall of one million dollars.
2011
Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
2010
Ohio Lottery rings in the New Year with raffle. For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2010 will begin with a windfall of one million dollars.
2010
Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
2010
Minnesota Lottery draws winning numbers in raffle. The Minnesota Lottery selected the winning numbers Friday for its special New Year's Day "Millionaire Raffle" drawing.
2010
Arkansas Lottery finishes 2009 with $132M in sales. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marked the end of its first 95 days of operation at midnight December 31 with a year-end sales total of $132,097,968.
2008
Tennessee Lottery glitch parade marches on. The new year brought another glitch to the Tennessee lottery, this time with a miscounting Web site clock.
2008
$1M Wisconsin lottery ticket sold on 'Miracle Mile'. Another winning $1 million lottery ticket was sold at a legendary little Wisconsin store located at 506 S. Main St. in Fond du Lac, along a strip dubbed "The Miracle Mile."
2007
Kentucky Lottery raffle tickets now on sale. Sales of Kentucky Lottery Corp.'s new game called "Million Dollar Draw," for which only 500,000 tickers will be sold at $10 each, went on sale yesterday.
2007
Maryland Lottery raffle game sells fewer tickets than hoped. Countdown to Millions, Maryland's raffle-like lottery, didn't sell as many tickets as lottery officials had hoped, and the drawing was delayed one day to sell more.
2007
Mother of 4 among Florida Lottery raffle winners. Michelle Strother, of Deltona, Florida, said she was elated to be one of the $1 million top prize winners of Florida's holiday raffle game.
2007
Maryland Lottery Countdown to Millions Raffle Winning Numbers Drawn. The winning numbers for the Maryland Lottery's first-ever raffle were selected on New Year's Day, 2007.
2007
Minnesota Lottery Millionaire Raffle Results. The Minnesota Lottery selected the winning numbers Monday for its special "Millionaire Raffle" drawing.
2006
N.C. anti-lottery trying to halt all progress on games. An anti-lottery legal foundation wants a judge to prevent the North Carolina Education Lottery from doing any work while a lawsuit challenging the lottery's passage in the Legislature is heard.
2006
Lottery winner doesn’t live like a millionaire. When South Dakota resident Pat Fossum of describes her day, it doesn't sound like the lifestyle of a millionaire.
2006
West Lafayette man wins $1 million on last 'Hoosier Millionaire'. A West Lafayette, Indiana, man won $1,022,000 on the final "Hoosier Millionaire" television show, which ended its 16-year run Saturday night with a special broadcast.
2006
2005 a trying year for Texas Lottery chairman. Tom Clowe says he was never much of a gambling man, but he was willing to take his chances when he asked Gov. George W. Bush in 1998 to give him an opportunity to serve the state in a volunteer capacity.
2006
Penn. Lottery's Raffle Drawing Creates Four New Millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle game has produced four new millionaires to begin the new year.
2004
Penn. Match 6 Lotto Rules Finalized. Lottery Post presents a summary of the rules for the new Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto game.
2004
N.C. Couple Claims Half of $221.5 Million Powerball Prize. Norman and Deanna Shue went to a burger joint Thursday after finding out they had won half of Wednesday's $221.5 million Powerball jackpot. They wanted to claim the prize but couldn't because state offices were closed for New Year's Day.
2004
Wichita Scoutmaster Claims $1.2 Million Super Kansas Cash Jackpot. Michael Irwin of Wichita, Kansas claimed a $1.2 million jackpot on his Super Kansas Cash ticket for the Dec. 31, 2003 drawing.
2004
$3.4 Million Vermont Megabucks Winner for New Year's Eve. The holder of the single winning Tri-State Megabucks ticket for the New Year's Eve drawing will be starting 2004 with a lot more than just a few New Year's resolutions.
2004
Convenience store sells winning PA Powerball ticket. A Powerball ticket whose owner can claim half of a $221.5 million New Year's Eve jackpot was sold at a convenience store outside York, Pennsylvania, officials said yesterday.
2004
Clover, S.C. store sold winning lottery ticket. As people drove past the tidy mill houses in town and the mobile homes on the outskirts of town Thursday, they couldn't help but wonder: Is somebody in one of those homes holding the $110 million ticket?
2004
Three Lottery Winners Wait to Step Forward. Someone who buys lottery tickets in this Cleveland suburb is going to have a prosperous new year. Ditto for ticket buyers in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
2004
Tennessee Students Can Begin Applying for Lottery Scholarships. Today is the first day for high school students to begin applying for Tennessee lottery scholarships.
2004
Tennessee lottery debate looms. With a state lottery poised to launch next month, Tennessee state legislators face an early decision on whether to unseat those who are directing it and later debate on other gambling issues.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$460.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2018
2.$447 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2021
3.$384 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2021
4.$380 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2011
5.$361 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2018
6.$355.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2016
7.$237 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2020
8.$188 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2015
9.€112 Million
US$152.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2014
10.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2016
11.$131 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2015
12.€88 Million
US$106.5 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2006
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2017
14.€86.04 Million
US$104.95 Million
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2021
15.€78 Million
US$102.47 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2007
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2007
17.€84.96 Million
US$96.72 Million
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2019
18.€79.76 Million
US$96.11 Million
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2018
19.€90 Million
US$95.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2017
20.€74.02 Million
US$90.55 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2021
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2009
22.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2007
23.$81 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2004
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2017
25.€58 Million
US$75.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1994
Sunday, Jan 2, 1994
27 years old
1988
Saturday, Jan 2, 1988
33 years old
1986
Thursday, Jan 2, 1986
35 years old
1985
Wednesday, Jan 2, 1985
36 years old
1983
Sunday, Jan 2, 1983
38 years old
1980
Wednesday, Jan 2, 1980
41 years old
1979
Tuesday, Jan 2, 1979
42 years old
1971
Saturday, Jan 2, 1971
50 years old
1969
Thursday, Jan 2, 1969
52 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jan 2, 1968
53 years old
1964
Thursday, Jan 2, 1964
57 years old
1961
Monday, Jan 2, 1961
60 years old
1961
Monday, Jan 2, 1961
60 years old
1958
Thursday, Jan 2, 1958
63 years old
1957
Wednesday, Jan 2, 1957
64 years old
1956
Monday, Jan 2, 1956
65 years old
1951
Tuesday, Jan 2, 1951
70 years old
1950
Monday, Jan 2, 1950
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2004
Stardust successfully flies past CometWild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.
1993
Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lanka Navykill 35-100 civilians on the Jaffna Lagoon.
1991
Sharon Pratt Kelly becomes the first African American woman mayor of a major city and first woman Mayor of the District of Columbia.
1981
One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
1978
On the orders of the President of Pakistan, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, paramilitary forces opened fire on peaceful protesting workers in Multan, Pakistan; it is known as 1978 massacre at Multan Colony Textile Mills.
1976
The Gale of January 1976 begins, resulting in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, affecting countries from Ireland to Yugoslavia and causing at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.
1975
At the opening of a new railway line, a bomb blast at Samastipur, Bihar, India, fatally wounds Lalit Narayan Mishra, Minister of Railways.
1975
The Federal Rules of Evidence are approved by the United States Congress.
1974
United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
1971
The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celticassociation football (soccer) match.
1967
Ronald Reagan, past movie actor and future President of the United States, is sworn in as Governor of California.
1963
Vietnam War: The Viet Cong wins its first major victory, at the Battle of Ap Bac.
1959
Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.
1955
Following the assassination of the Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera, his deputy, José Ramón Guizado, takes power, but is quickly deposed after his involvement in Cantera's death is discovered.
1954
India establishes its highest civilian awards, the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan.
1949
Luis Muñoz Marín is inaugurated as the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
1942
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) obtains the conviction of 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history-the Duquesne Spy Ring.
1942
World War II: Manila is captured by Japanese forces, enabling them to control the Philippines.
1941
World War II: The Cardiff Blitz severely damages the cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.
1921
World premiere of the science fiction play by the Czech writer Karel ČapekR.U.R. in theater in Hradec Králové.
1920
The second Palmer Raid, ordered by the US Department of Justice, results in 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists being arrested and held without trial.
1900
American statesman and diplomat John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.
1865
Uruguayan War: The Siege of Paysandú ends as the Brazilians and Coloradans capture Paysandú, Uruguay.
1818
The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded by a group of six engineers; Thomas Telford would later become its first president.
1791
Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, North America, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War.
1788
Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1777
American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.
1680
Trunajaya rebellion: Amangkurat II of Mataram and his bodyguards execute the rebel leaderTrunajaya
1492
Reconquista: The Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders.
533
Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy.
366
The Alemanni cross the frozen Rhine in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire.
AD 69
The Roman legions in Germania Superior refuse to swear loyalty to Galba. They rebel and proclaim Vitellius as emperor.

Births On This Day

1999
Fernando Tatís Jr., American baseball player
1998
Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Dutch footballer
1992
Paulo Gazzaniga, Argentinian footballer
1992
Korbin Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
1988
Damien Tussac, French-German rugby player
1987
Robert Milsom, English footballer
1983
Kate Bosworth, American actress
1981
Maxi Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer
1979
Jonathan Greening, English footballer
1977
Brian Boucher, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
1977
Stefan Koubek, Austrian tennis player
1975
Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby player
1974
Ludmila Formanová, Czech runner
1974
Tomáš Řepka, Czech footballer
1972
Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey player and manager
1972
Rodney MacDonald, Canadian educator and politician, 26th Premier of Nova Scotia
1972
Shiraz Minwalla, Indian theoretical physicist and string theorist
1971
Renée Elise Goldsberry, American actress
1971
Taye Diggs, American actor and singer
1970
Eric Whitacre, American composer and conductor
1969
Christy Turlington, American model
1969
István Bagyula, Hungarian pole vaulter
1969
William Fox-Pitt, English horse rider and journalist
1968
Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
1968
Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor and producer
1967
Jón Gnarr, Icelandic actor and politician; 20th Mayor of Reykjavik City
1967
Tia Carrere, American actress
1965
Francois Pienaar, South African rugby player
1964
Pernell Whitaker, American boxer (d. 2019)
1963
David Cone, American baseball player and sportscaster
1963
Edgar Martínez, American baseball player
1961
Craig James, American football player and sportscaster
1961
Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
1961
Paula Hamilton, English model
1961
Robert Wexler, American lawyer and politician
1954
Henry Bonilla, American broadcaster and politician
1954
Évelyne Trouillot, Haitian playwright and author
1952
Indulis Emsis, Latvian biologist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Latvia
1949
Christopher Durang, American playwright and screenwriter
1949
Iris Marion Young, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)
1947
Calvin Hill, American football player
1947
David Shapiro, American poet, historian, and critic
1947
Jack Hanna, American zoologist and author
1944
Charlie Davis, Trinidadian cricketer
1944
Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian field marshal and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Cambodia
1944
Péter Eötvös, Hungarian composer and conductor
1943
Janet Akyüz Mattei, Turkish-American astronomer (d. 2004)
1942
Dennis Hastert, American educator and politician, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1942
Thomas Hammarberg, Swedish lawyer and diplomat
1940
Jim Bakker, American televangelist
1940
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian economist and politician, Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)
1938
David Bailey, English photographer and painter
1938
Lynn Conway, American computer scientist and electrical engineer
1938
Robert Smithson, American sculptor and photographer (d. 1973)
1936
Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1992)
1934
John Hollowbread, English footballer, goalkeeper (d. 2007)
1931
Toshiki Kaifu, Japanese lawyer and politician, 76th Prime Minister of Japan
1929
Tellervo Koivisto, Finnish politician, former First Lady of Finland
1928
Dan Rostenkowski, American politician (d. 2010)
1926
Gino Marchetti, American football player (d. 2019)
1921
Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1920
Isaac Asimov, American writer and professor of biochemistry (d. 1992)
1919
Ernest Bender, American Indologist (d. 1996)
1919
Beatrice Hicks, American engineer (d. 1979)
1918
Willi Graf, German physician and activist (d. 1943)
1917
Vera Zorina, German-Norwegian actress and dancer (d. 2003)
1913
Anna Lee, English-American actress (d. 2004)
1913
Juanita Jackson Mitchell, American lawyer and activist (d. 1992)
1909
Barry Goldwater, American politician, businessman, and author (d. 1998)
1909
Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer and author (d. 2009)
1905
Luigi Zampa, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
1905
Michael Tippett, English composer and conductor (d. 1998)
1904
Walter Heitler, German physicist and chemist (d. 1981)
1903
Kane Tanaka, Japanese supercentenarian, oldest verified living person
1902
Dan Keating, Irish Republican Army volunteer (d. 2007)
1901
Bob Marshall, American activist, co-founded The Wilderness Society (d. 1939)
1900
Una Ledingham, British physician, known for research on diabetes in pregnancy (d. 1965)
1897
Theodore Plucknett, English legal historian (d. 1965)
1896
Dziga Vertov, Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (d. 1954)
1896
Lawrence Wackett, Australian commander and engineer (d. 1982)
1895
Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (d. 1948)
1892
Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
1892
Artur Rodziński, Polish-American conductor (d. 1958)
1891
Giovanni Michelucci, Italian architect and urban planner, designed the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (d. 1990)
1889
Bertram Stevens, Australian accountant and politician, 25th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1973)
1886
Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English explorer and author (d. 1959)
1885
Gordon Flowerdew, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
1884
Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-Israeli historian and politician, 4th Israeli Minister of Education (d. 1973)
1878
Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, Indian activist, founded the Nair Service Society (d. 1970)
1873
Antonie Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer and theorist (d. 1960)
1873
Thérèse of Lisieux, French nun and saint (d. 1897)
1870
Ernst Barlach, German sculptor and playwright (d. 1938)
1870
Tex Rickard, American boxing promoter and businessman (d. 1929)
1866
Gilbert Murray, Australian-English playwright and scholar (d. 1957)
1860
Dugald Campbell Patterson, Canadian engineer (d. 1931)
1860
William Corless Mills, American historian and curator (d. 1928)
1857
M. Carey Thomas, American educator and activist (d. 1935)
1837
Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1910)
1836
Mendele Mocher Sforim, Russian author (d. 1917)
1836
Queen Emma of Hawaii (d. 1885)
1833
Frederick A. Johnson, American banker and politician (d. 1893)
1827
Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Russian geographer and statistician (d. 1914)
1822
Rudolf Clausius, Polish-German physicist and mathematician (d. 1888)
1803
Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1869)
1777
Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor and educator (d. 1857)
1732
František Brixi, Czech organist and composer (d. 1771)
1727
James Wolfe, English general (d. 1759)
1713
Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)
1699
Osman III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1757)
1647
Nathaniel Bacon, English-American rebel leader (d. 1676)
1642
Mehmed IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1693)
1509
Henry of Stolberg, German nobleman (d. 1572)
1462
Piero di Cosimo, Italian painter (d. 1522)
869
Yōzei, Japanese emperor (d. 949)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Daryl Dragon, American musician (b. 1942)
2019
Bob Einstein, American actor and comedian (b. 1942)
2019
Gene Okerlund, American wrestling announcer (b. 1942)
2018
Guida Maria, Portuguese actress (b. 1950)
2018
Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader, 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1927)
2017
Jean Vuarnet, French ski racer (b. 1933)
2017
John Berger, English art critic, novelist and painter (b. 1926)
2016
Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
2016
Frances Cress Welsing, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1935)
2016
Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Arabian religious leader (b. 1959)
2016
Gisela Mota Ocampo, mayor of Temixco, Morelos, Mexico, assassinated (b. 1982)
2015
Tihomir Novakov, Serbian-American physicist and academic (b. 1929)
2014
Bernard Glasser, American director and producer (b. 1924)
2014
Elizabeth Jane Howard, English author and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2013
Gerda Lerner, Austrian-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1920)
2013
Teresa Torańska, Polish journalist and author (b. 1944)
2012
Gordon Hirabayashi, American-Canadian sociologist and academic (b. 1918)
2012
Silvana Gallardo, American actress and producer (b. 1953)
2012
William P. Carey, American businessman and philanthropist, founded W. P. Carey (b. 1930)
2011
Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930)
2011
Bali Ram Bhagat, Indian politician; 16th Governor of Rajasthan (b. 1922)
2011
Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
2010
David R. Ross, Scottish historian and author (b. 1958)
2009
Inger Christensen, Danish poet and author (b. 1935)
2009
Dnyaneshwar Agashe, Indian businessman and cricketer (b. 1942)
2008
George MacDonald Fraser, Scottish journalist and author (b. 1925)
2008
Lee S. Dreyfus, American sailor, academic, and politician, 40th Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1926)
2007
A. Richard Newton, Australian-American engineer and academic (b. 1951)
2007
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian and author (b. 1941)
2007
Teddy Kollek, Hungarian-Israeli politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
2006
Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1913)
2006
Osa Massen, Danish-American actress (b. 1914)
2005
Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist and physician (b. 1911)
2001
William P. Rogers, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (b. 1913)
2000
Elmo Zumwalt, American admiral (b. 1920)
2000
Patrick O'Brian, English author and translator (b. 1914)
1999
Rolf Liebermann, Swiss-French composer and manager (b. 1910)
1999
Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
1995
Nancy Kelly, American actress (b. 1921)
1995
Siad Barre, Somalian general and politician; 3rd President of Somalia (b. 1919)
1994
Dixy Lee Ray, American biologist and politician; 17th Governor of Washington (b. 1914)
1994
Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, French lawyer and businessman (b. 1915)
1990
Alan Hale Jr., American film and television actor (b. 1921)
1990
Evangelos Averoff, Greek historian and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence (b. 1910)
1989
Safdar Hashmi, Indian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1954)
1987
Harekrushna Mahatab, Indian journalist and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Odisha (b. 1899)
1986
Una Merkel, American actress (b. 1903)
1977
Erroll Garner, American pianist and composer (b. 1921)
1975
Siraj Sikder, Bangladesh revolutionary leader (b. 1944)
1974
Tex Ritter, American actor (b. 1905)
1963
Dick Powell, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1904)
1963
Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (b. 1910)
1960
Paul Sauvé, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Quebec (b. 1907)
1953
Guccio Gucci, Italian businessman and fashion designer, founder of Gucci (b. 1881)
1951
William Campion, English colonel and politician, 21st Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
1951
Edith New, English militant suffragette (b. 1877)
1950
James Dooley, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1877)
1946
Joe Darling, Australian cricketer and politician (b. 1870)
1941
Mischa Levitzki, Russian-American pianist and composer (b. 1898)
1939
Roman Dmowski, Polish politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1864)
1924
Sabine Baring-Gould, English author and scholar (b. 1834)
1920
Paul Adam, French author (b. 1862)
1917
Léon Flameng, French cyclist (b. 1877)
1915
Karl Goldmark, Hungarian violinist and composer (b. 1830)
1913
Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (b. 1855)
1904
James Longstreet, American general and diplomat (b. 1821)
1892
George Biddell Airy, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1801)
1861
Frederick William IV of Prussia (b. 1795)
1850
Manuel de la Peña y Peña, Mexican lawyer and 20th President (1847) (b. 1789)
1763
John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English statesman (b. 1690)
1726
Domenico Zipoli, Italian organist and composer (b. 1688)
1614
Luisa Carvajal y Mendoza, Spanish mystical poet and Catholic martyr (b. 1566)
1613
Salima Sultan Begum, Empress of the Mughal Empire (b. 1539)
1557
Pontormo, Italian painter and educator (b. 1494)
1543
Francesco Canova da Milano, Italian composer (b. 1497)
1514
William Smyth, English bishop and academic (b. 1460)
1512
Svante Nilsson, Sweden politician (b. 1460)
1470
Heinrich Reuß von Plauen, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
1298
Lodomer, Hungarian prelate, Archbishop of Esztergom
1184
Theodora Komnene, Duchess of Austria, daughter of Andronikos Komnenos
1169
Bertrand de Blanchefort, sixth Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. c. 1109)
1096
William de St-Calais, Bishop of Durham and chief counsellor of William II of England
951
Liu Chengyou, Emperor Yin of the Later Han
951
Su Fengji, Chinese official and chancellor

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