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On This Day in History:  January 27

January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 338 days remain until the end of the year (339 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2016
Cab driver's friend steals his $50,000 winning Powerball ticket. A Bronx, New York, cab driver with big money woes swiped his buddy's winning $50,000 Powerball ticket — then tried to pass it off as his own, authorities said Tuesday.
2015
China's beloved national lottery suspected of massive fraud. China loves its national lottery, but now some very suspicious goings-on with the game has ignited a scandal that's capturing the country's attention.
2013
Ex-Georgia Lottery president got big bonuses. A state law designed to curb bonuses to Georgia Lottery executives didn't stop the organization from handing out huge "incentive" payouts and raises to top staffers.
2012
$14.3 million Hot Lotto prize claim withdrawn. Crawford Shaw, the enigmatic 76-year-old New York attorney who represented a trust attempting to claim a Hot Lotto jackpot worth as much as $14.3 million, abruptly withdrew any claim to the money Thursday evening.
2012
Mass. Lottery ends game that was exploited by high-rollers. Massachusetts lottery players looking to buy Cash WinFall tickets this week had their last chance on Monday, the game's final drawing.
2010
Investigators dig for evidence in missing Florida Lottery winner case. Investigators assembled at a Plant City, Fla., home, to look for evidence that the dramatic saga of a missing lottery winner ended in his murder.
2007
Michigan latest state to consider selling its lottery. Michigan has become the latest in a growing list of states to consider selling off its state lottery in a scheme to fix the state's budget problems.
2007
Lottery mega-jackpots generating less 'buzz'. Just a few years ago, a $240 million Powerball jackpot would have drawn long lines at gas stations and convenience stores across Rhode Island, but last week there was little buzz and short lines.
2007
Antigua gets favorable WTO gambling ruling over U.S.. The United States has suffered a new setback in a four-year-old legal battle with Antigua and Barbuda over U.S. restrictions on Internet gambling, a U.S. trade official said on Thursday.
2005
Mystery winner claims $7 million Ohio lottery jackpot. Someone finally claimed the Ohio Super Lotto Plus $7 million winning ticket sold Dec. 8 at Al's Convenience Store in Tiffin, but the person's identity is still a mystery.
2005
Oregon Lottery adds slot games to video poker machines. Under prodding from Gov. Ted Kulongoski, the Oregon State Lottery Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow slot-machine-style games on the state's network of video-poker terminals.
2005
N.H. lottery chief says $20 ticket price will not be high enough. A doubling of the top-priced scratch ticket sold by the New Hampshire lottery would trigger increased sales for only the next two to three years, the state's lottery chief warned Wednesday.
2005
Will Tennessee's new games cloud Kentucky lottery's future?. For a couple of centuries, there has been a border rivalry between Kentucky and Tennessee as the states have dueled over history and heroes and have had spats over sports and politics. Now the rivalry has become more serious than ever. The Big and the Big Orange are fighting over the Big Green - as in money.
2005
Kentucky Lottery: More than 'state-sanctioned gambling operation'. The fourth story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impact.
2004
Minnesota Lottery Director Dies in Apparent Suicide. The longtime director of the Minnesota State Lottery apparently committed suicide Tuesday, a day after meeting with legislative auditors examining the lottery's operations, officials said.
2004
4 women split $7M New York Lotto jackpot. The latest New York Lotto winner is a middle-aged woman from Bulls Head who has been a regular at Mignosi's Supermarket in Graniteville for about 20 years.
2004
Md. Lottery Pays Out $7M In Prizes On Single Drawing. Players in Maryland's Pick Four game were the winners and the state lottery agency was the loser when the numbers came up 1111.
2004
Ohio Lottery Players Look for Luck. Lottery players are flocking to a little convenience store in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid ever since it sold Ohio's first winning Mega Millions ticket last month.
2004
Mississippi woman wins big in Tennessee lottery. Florence Blue of Greenwood, Mississippi cashed in a Tennessee Lottery ticket worth $25,000 Monday.
2004
Tenn. will launch Cash 3 within 60 days. Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation CEO Rebecca Paul announced Monday the first online game called Cash 3 would be up and running within 60 days.
2004
Three arrested, charged with altering Louisiana Lottery tickets. Three people were arrested Monday and a fourth is wanted for allegedly stealing and altering a Louisiana Lottery ticket worth $100,000, state police said.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$394 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2020
2.$261 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2015
3.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2017
4.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2017
5.€146 Million
US$178.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2006
6.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2019
7.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2014
8.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2013
9.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2012
10.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2010
11.€131 Million
US$142.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2016
12.$141 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2020
13.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2006
14.€98 Million
US$121.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2018
15.€90.93 Million
US$112.99 Million
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2018
16.€90 Million
US$112.22 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
17.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2018
18.€97.49 Million
US$111.46 Million
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2019
19.$109 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2019
20.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2001
21.€84 Million
US$96.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2019
22.€84 Million
US$92.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2020
23.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2018
24.€81.08 Million
US$86.74 Million
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2017
25.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Sunday, Jan 27, 1991
29 years old
1989
Friday, Jan 27, 1989
31 years old
1984
Friday, Jan 27, 1984
36 years old
1972
Thursday, Jan 27, 1972
48 years old
1970
Tuesday, Jan 27, 1970
50 years old
1969
Monday, Jan 27, 1969
51 years old
1968
Saturday, Jan 27, 1968
52 years old
1968
Saturday, Jan 27, 1968
52 years old
1958
Monday, Jan 27, 1958
62 years old
1945
Saturday, Jan 27, 1945
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Two hundred and forty-two people die in a nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.
2011
Arab Spring: The Yemeni Revolution begins as over 16,000 protestors demonstrate in Sana'a.
2010
The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.
2003
The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
2002
An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
1996
In a military coup, Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
1996
Germany first observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
1983
The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.
1980
Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper.
1973
The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.
1967
Apollo program: AstronautsGus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
1967
Cold War: The Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
1961
The Soviet submarine S-80 sinks when its snorkel malfunctions, flooding the boat.
1951
Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with Operation Ranger.
1945
World War II: The Soviet 322nd Rifle Division liberates the remaining inmates of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
1944
World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
1943
World War II: The Eighth Air Force sorties ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-boat construction yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany.
1939
First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
1927
Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
1918
Beginning of the Finnish Civil War.
1916
World War I: The British government passed a legislation that introduced conscription in the United Kingdom.
1880
Thomas Edison receives a patent for his incandescent lamp.
1869
Boshin War: Tokugawa rebels establish the Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
1868
Boshin War: The Battle of Toba-Fushimi begins, between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions; it will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
1825
The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears".
1820
A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent, approaching the Antarctic coast.
1785
The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
1776
American Revolutionary War: Henry Knox's "noble train of artillery" arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1695
Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan and Caliph of Islam in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
1606
Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
1343
Pope Clement VI issues the papal bullUnigenitus to justify the power of the pope and the use of indulgences. Nearly 200 years later, Martin Luther would protest this.
1302
Dante Alighieri is exiled from Florence.
1186
Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman EmperorFrederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
945
The co-emperors Stephen and Constantine are overthrown and forced to become monks by Constantine VII, who becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
AD 98
Trajan succeeds his adoptive father Nerva as Roman emperor; under his rule the Roman Empire would reach its maximum extent.

Births On This Day

1992
Stefano Pettinari, Italian footballer
1991
Christian Bickel, German footballer
1991
Sebastine Ikahihifo, New Zealand rugby league player
1989
Alberto Botía, Spanish footballer
1988
Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
1987
Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer
1987
Anton Shunin, Russian footballer
1983
Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Paulo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
1981
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
1981
Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby player
1980
Chanda Gunn, American ice hockey player and coach
1980
Marat Safin, Russian tennis player and politician
1979
Rosamund Pike, English actress
1979
Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer and coach
1978
Pete Laforest, Canadian-American baseball player and manager
1976
Ahn Jung-hwan, South Korean footballer
1976
Clint Ford, American actor, voice actor and novelist
1976
Fred Taylor, American football player
1976
Michael K. Winder, American businessman and politician
1974
Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norwegian skier and biathlete
1974
Andrei Pavel, Romanian tennis player and coach
1974
Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
1973
Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1971
Patrice Brisebois, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1970
Bradley Clyde, Australian rugby league player
1970
Dean Headley, English cricketer and coach
1969
Michael Kulas, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1969
Patton Oswalt, American comedian and actor
1969
Shane Thomson, New Zealand cricketer
1968
Tracy Lawrence, American country singer
1968
Mike Patton, American singer, composer, and voice artist
1968
Matt Stover, American football player
1967
Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966
Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese-American actress and singer
1965
Alan Cumming, Scottish-American actor
1965
Mike Newell, English footballer and manager
1965
Ignacio Noé, Argentinian author and illustrator
1965
Attila Sekerlioglu, Austrian footballer and manager
1964
Patrick van Deurzen, Dutch composer and academic
1964
Bridget Fonda, American actress
1963
George Monbiot, English-Welsh author and activist
1962
Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
1961
Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
1961
Margo Timmins, Canadian singer-songwriter
1960
Fiona O'Donnell, Canadian-Scottish politician
1959
Cris Collinsworth, American football player and sportscaster
1959
Göran Hägglund, Swedish lawyer and politician, 28th Swedish Minister for Social Affairs
1959
Keith Olbermann, American journalist and author
1958
James Grippando, American lawyer and author
1958
Alan Milburn, English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1957
Janick Gers, English guitarist and songwriter
1957
Frank Miller, American illustrator, director, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Mimi Rogers, American actress
1955
Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1955
John Roberts, American lawyer and judge, 17th Chief Justice of the United States
1954
Peter Laird, American author and illustrator
1954
Ed Schultz, American talk show host and sportscaster (d. 2018)
1952
Brian Gottfried, American tennis player
1952
Billy Johnson, American football player and coach
1952
Tam O'Shaughnessy, American tennis player, psychologist, and academic
1952
G. E. Smith, American guitarist and songwriter
1951
Seth Justman, American keyboard player and songwriter
1951
Cees van der Knaap, Dutch soldier and politician
1948
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor
1948
Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist
1947
Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
1947
Vyron Polydoras, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister for Public Order
1947
Cal Schenkel, American painter and illustrator
1947
Philip Sugden, English historian and author (d. 2014)
1947
Perfecto Yasay Jr., Filipino lawyer and Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
1946
Christopher Hum, English academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to China
1946
Nedra Talley, American singer
1945
Harold Cardinal, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2005)
1944
Peter Akinola, Nigerian archbishop
1944
Mairead Maguire, Northern Irish activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1944
Nick Mason, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
1943
Julia Cumberlege, Baroness Cumberlege, English businesswoman and politician
1942
Maki Asakawa, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
1942
Tasuku Honjo, Japanese immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine
1942
John Witherspoon, American actor
1942
Kate Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1986)
1941
Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1981)
1940
Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin, Turkish engineer and politician, 35th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs
1940
James Cromwell, American actor
1940
Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1940
Petru Lucinschi, Romanian activist and politician, 2nd President of Moldova
1940
Reynaldo Rey, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1937
Fred Åkerström, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)
1936
Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)
1936
Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1935
Steve Demeter, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)
1934
Édith Cresson, French politician and diplomat, 160th Prime Minister of France
1934
George Follmer, American race car driver
1933
Jerry Buss, American chemist and businessman (d. 2013)
1932
Boris Shakhlin, Russian-Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2008)
1931
Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1931
Nigel Vinson, Baron Vinson, English lieutenant and businessman
1930
Bobby "Blue" Bland, American blues singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1929
Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian-Swiss businessman
1929
Gastón Suárez, Bolivian author and playwright (d. 1984)
1928
Michael Craig, Indian-English actor and screenwriter
1928
Hans Modrow, Polish-German lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of East Germany
1926
Fritz Spiegl, Austrian flute player and journalist (d. 2003)
1926
Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
1924
Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 1st President of Northern Cyprus (d. 2012)
1924
Brian Rix, English actor, producer, and politician (d. 2016)
1924
Harvey Shapiro, American poet (d. 2013)
1921
Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
1920
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
1920
Helmut Zacharias, German violinist and composer (d. 2002)
1919
Tom Addington, English captain (d. 2011)
1919
Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, created Alvin and the Chipmunks (d. 1972)
1918
Skitch Henderson, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)
1918
Elmore James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)
1918
William Seawell, American general (d. 2005)
1915
Jules Archer, American historian and author (d. 2008)
1915
Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1985)
1912
Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher and environmentalist (d. 2009)
1912
Francis Rogallo, American engineer, invented the Rogallo wing (d. 2009)
1910
Edvard Kardelj, Slovene general, economist, and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1979)
1908
William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American journalist and publisher (d. 1993)
1905
Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)
1904
James J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1979)
1903
John Eccles, Australian-Swiss neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1903
Otto P. Weyland, American general (d. 1979)
1901
Willy Fritsch, German actor (d. 1973)
1901
Art Rooney, American football player and coach, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (d. 1988)
1900
Hyman G. Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
1895
Joseph Rosenstock, Polish-American conductor and manager (d. 1985)
1895
Harry Ruby, American composer and screenwriter (d. 1974)
1893
Soong Ching-ling, Chinese politician, Honorary President of the People's Republic of China (d. 1981)
1891
Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian journalist and author (d. 1967)
1889
Balthasar van der Pol, Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1959)
1886
Radhabinod Pal, Indian academic and jurist (d. 1967)
1885
Jerome Kern, American composer and songwriter (d. 1945)
1885
Seison Maeda, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
1878
Dorothy Scarborough, American author (d. 1935)
1869
Will Marion Cook, American violinist and composer (d. 1944)
1859
Wilhelm II, German Emperor (d. 1941)
1858
Neel Doff, Dutch-Belgian author (d. 1942)
1850
John Collier, English painter and author (d. 1934)
1850
Samuel Gompers, English-American labor leader (d. 1924)
1850
Edward Smith, English captain (d. 1912)
1848
Tōgō Heihachirō, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)
1842
Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1910)
1836
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1895)
1832
Lewis Carroll, English novelist, poet, and mathematician (d. 1898)
1832
Carl Friedrich Schmidt, Estonian-Russian geologist and botanist (d. 1908)
1826
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian journalist and author (d. 1889)
1826
Richard Taylor, American general, historian, and politician (d. 1879)
1824
Urbain Johnson, Canadian farmer and political figure (d. 1917)
1823
Édouard Lalo, French violinist and composer (d. 1892)
1821
John Chivington, American colonel and pastor (d. 1892)
1814
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect, designed the Lausanne Cathedral (d. 1879)
1808
David Strauss, German theologian and author (d. 1874)
1806
Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer and educator (d. 1826)
1805
Maria Anna of Bavaria (d. 1877)
1805
Samuel Palmer, English painter and etcher (d. 1881)
1803
Eunice Hale Waite Cobb, American writer, public speaker, and activist (d. 1880)
1795
Eli Whitney Blake, American engineer, invented the Mortise lock (d. 1886)
1775
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German-Swiss philosopher and academic (d. 1854)
1756
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1791)
1741
Hester Thrale, Welsh author (d. 1821)
1708
Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (d. 1728)
1701
Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian and theologian (d. 1790)
1687
Johann Balthasar Neumann, German engineer and architect, designed Würzburg Residence and Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (d. 1753)
1663
George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1733)
1662
Richard Bentley, English scholar and theologian (d. 1742)
1621
Thomas Willis, English physician and anatomist (d. 1675)
1603
Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Baronet, English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (d. 1685)
1603
Humphrey Mackworth, English politician, lawyer and judge (d. 1654)
1585
Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
1571
Abbas I of Persia (d. 1629)
1546
Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1608)
1443
Albert III, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
1365
Edward of Angoulême, English noble (d. 1370)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Countess Maya von Schönburg-Glauchau, German socialite (b. 1958)
2018
Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA (b. 1926)
2017
Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (b. 1927)
2017
Arthur H. Rosenfeld, American physicist (b. 1926)
2016
Carlos Loyzaga, Filipino basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
2015
Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (b. 1927)
2015
David Landau, English-Israeli journalist (b. 1947)
2015
Joseph Rotman, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)
2015
Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
2015
Larry Winters, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1956)
2014
Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist (b. 1919)
2014
Epimaco Velasco, Filipino lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1935)
2014
Paul Zorner, German soldier and pilot (b. 1920)
2013
Ivan Bodiul, Ukrainian-Russian politician (b. 1918)
2013
Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (b. 1925)
2012
Greg Cook, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1946)
2012
Ted Dicks, English composer and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2012
Jeannette Hamby, American nurse and politician (b. 1933)
2012
Kevin White, American politician, 51st Mayor of Boston (b. 1929)
2011
Charlie Callas, American comedian and musician (b. 1927)
2010
Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
2010
J. D. Salinger, American soldier and author (b. 1919)
2010
Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (b. 1922)
2009
John Updike, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (b. 1932)
2009
R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th President of India (b. 1910)
2008
Suharto, Indonesian general and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia (b. 1921)
2008
Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader and author, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)
2008
Louie Welch, American businessman and politician, 54th Mayor of Houston (b. 1918)
2007
Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese decathlete, long jumper, and hurdler (b. 1933)
2006
Gene McFadden, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)
2006
Johannes Rau, German journalist and politician, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
2004
Salvador Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
2004
Jack Paar, American talk show host and author (b. 1918)
2003
Henryk Jabłoński, Polish historian and politician, President of Poland (b. 1909)
2000
Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1930)
1996
Ralph Yarborough, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1903)
1994
Claude Akins, American actor (b. 1918)
1993
André the Giant, French professional wrestler and actor (b. 1946)
1989
Thomas Sopwith, English ice hockey player and pilot (b. 1888)
1988
Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian historian, author, and playwright (b. 1938)
1987
Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian animator and director (b. 1914)
1986
Lilli Palmer, German-American actress (b. 1914)
1983
Louis de Funès, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1914)
1975
Bill Walsh, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)
1974
Georgios Grivas, Cypriot general (b. 1898)
1973
William Nolde, American colonel (b. 1929)
1972
Mahalia Jackson, American singer (b. 1911)
1971
Jacobo Árbenz, Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
1970
Rocco D'Assunta, Italian actor, comedian and playwright (b. 1904)
1967
crew of Apollo 1Roger B. Chaffee, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1935)
1967
crew of Apollo 1Gus Grissom, American pilot and astronaut (b. 1926)
1967
crew of Apollo 1Ed White, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
1967
Alphonse Juin, Algerian-French general (b. 1888)
1965
Abraham Walkowitz, American painter (b. 1878)
1963
John Farrow, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
1961
Bernard Friedberg, Austrian scholar and author (b. 1876)
1956
Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor and director (b. 1890)
1951
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish field marshal and politician, 6th President of Finland (b. 1867)
1942
Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1888)
1940
Isaac Babel, Russian short story writer, journalist, and playwright (b. 1894)
1931
Nishinoumi Kajirō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (b. 1880)
1927
Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius, Lithuanian bishop (b. 1871)
1922
Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (b. 1864)
1921
Maurice Buckley, Australian sergeant (b. 1891)
1919
Endre Ady, Hungarian poet and journalist (b. 1877)
1910
Thomas Crapper, English plumber and businessman (b. 1836)
1901
Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (b. 1813)
1880
Edward Middleton Barry, English architect and academic, co-designed the Halifax Town Hall and the Royal Opera House (b. 1830)
1860
János Bolyai, Romanian-Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1802)
1851
John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (b. 1789)
1816
Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, English admiral and politician (b. 1724)
1814
Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher and academic (b. 1762)
1812
John Perkins, Anglo-Jamaican captain
1794
Antoine Philippe de La Trémoille, French general (b. 1765)
1770
Philippe Macquer, French historian (b. 1720)
1740
Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1692)
1733
Thomas Woolston, English theologian and author (b. 1669)
1731
Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker, invented the Piano (b. 1655)
1689
Robert Aske, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1619)
1651
Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1566)
1638
Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses, Spanish author and poet (b. 1585)
1629
Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (b. 1560)
1596
Francis Drake, English captain and explorer (b. 1540)
1592
Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)
1540
Angela Merici, Italian educator and saint, founded the Company of St. Ursula (b. 1474)
1504
Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo (b. 1438)
1490
Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shōgun (b. 1435)
1377
Frederick the Simple, King of Sicily
1311
Külüg Khan, Emperor Wuzong of Yuan
1142
Yue Fei, Chinese general (b. 1103)
1062
Adelaide of Hungary, (b. c. 1040)
947
Zhang Yanze, Chinese general and governor
931
Ruotger, archbishop of Trier
906
Liu Can, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
847
Pope Sergius II (b. 790)
672
Pope Vitalian
555
Yuan Di, emperor of the Liang Dynasty (b. 508)
457
Marcian, Byzantine emperor (b. 392)
AD 98
Nerva, Roman emperor (b. 35)

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