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On This Day in History:  January 28

January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 337 days remain until the end of the year (338 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Nebraska weighing anonymity for lottery winners. A Nebraska legislator has introduced a bill that would allow Nebraska Lottery players who win $300,000 or more to remain anonymous, blocking their names from being released by creating a new exemption to the Nebraska Public Records laws.
2020
Alabama lawmaker tries again with new lottery proposal. An Alabama lawmaker says he plans to propose an amendment to the state's constitution to put an education lottery on the ballot for citizens to vote on in November.
2019
Iowa lottery lawsuit granted class action, affecting 7.2 million tickets in 19 states. A judge has granted class-action status in a lawsuit that claims people who purchased at least 7.2 million lottery tickets in 19 states were scammed by a former national lottery IT director who worked in Iowa.
2017
$188 million winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in California. A lottery ticket with all six winning numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions draw was sold just inside the California border and its owner must decide whether to receive the $188 million jackpot in 30 installments or its $113.6 million cash value, the California Lottery announced today.
2014
Iowa and Minnesota lotteries kick off new multi-state game. The Minnesota and Iowa state lotteries have unveiled a new two-state game in which players win the prize by matching all of the numbers -- or none of them.
2011
Wyoming lawmakers moving to start lottery. A bill that would allow the Cowboy State to start a state lottery or join a multi-state lottery game like Powerball cleared its first step in the House on Thursday.
2011
N.J. looks to be first in nation with online lottery sales. In New Jersey, proposed legislation seeks to increase the lottery's profits by allowing gamblers to buy tickets online directly from the lottery.
2011
Lottery scam victims finally get $12.5M jackpot. They had to wait seven years, but seven Ontario men each collected checks for more than $2 million Thursday, their share of a lottery win originally awarded to a woman now facing fraud charges.
2011
Long Island waitress wins $21.5M Lotto jackpot. A struggling Long Island waitress and single mother of three young boys who hails from Ireland scored a $21.5 million Lotto jackpot, New York Lottery officials announced yesterday.
2010
Police: Fla. Lotto winner buried under concrete. Human remains found buried under recently added concrete at a home in Plant City, Florida, are likely those of missing lottery millionaire Abraham Shakespeare, police said Thursday.
2010
Woman killed by car after celebrating lottery win. A woman was hit and killed by a car after celebrating her winnings in the lottery game show Cash Explosion Double Play.
2005
New bill attempts to create a lottery in N.C.. The legislative session is just two days old, but North Carolina lawmakers are already at odds over a state lottery.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $73 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $73 million Wednesday.
2004
Audit finds misuse of Colorado Lottery fund. Colorado state leaders Tuesday unveiled plans to curb "substantial problems" uncovered by a newly released audit of Colorado's conservation trust fund, a multimillion-dollar pot of lottery profits that is supposed to pay for parks and recreation.
2004
New York Lottery Director Named. Niskayuna resident Nancy Palumbo has been named to head New York state's Division of the Lottery.
2004
Tennessee Lottery rakes in $41.3M in first week. What a difference a week makes: for the Tennessee Lottery, almost $41.3 million.
2004
Final Penn. Super 6 Lotto Drawing Increases Prizes for 70,518 Players. Because no one matched all six numbers drawn in the final Super 6 Lotto drawing Tuesday night, the $8,115,513 million cash jackpot prize rolled down into the lower prize tiers for the game, awarding 70,518 players enhanced prizes.

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.€183 Million
US$220.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2006
4.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2017
5.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2019
6.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2014
7.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2013
8.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2012
9.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2010
10.€131 Million
US$142.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2016
11.$141 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2020
12.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2006
13.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2018
14.€98 Million
US$121.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2018
15.€92.02 Million
US$114.12 Million
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2018
16.€90 Million
US$112.22 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
17.€97.49 Million
US$111.46 Million
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2019
18.$109 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2019
19.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2001
20.€84 Million
US$96.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2019
21.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2016
22.€84 Million
US$92.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2020
23.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2010
24.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2018
25.€81.08 Million
US$86.74 Million
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Monday, Jan 28, 1985
35 years old
1983
Friday, Jan 28, 1983
37 years old
1977
Friday, Jan 28, 1977
43 years old
1973
Sunday, Jan 28, 1973
47 years old
1973
Sunday, Jan 28, 1973
47 years old
1973
Sunday, Jan 28, 1973
47 years old
1973
Sunday, Jan 28, 1973
47 years old
1969
Tuesday, Jan 28, 1969
51 years old
1968
Sunday, Jan 28, 1968
52 years old
1967
Saturday, Jan 28, 1967
53 years old
1966
Friday, Jan 28, 1966
54 years old
1963
Monday, Jan 28, 1963
57 years old
1963
Monday, Jan 28, 1963
57 years old
1962
Sunday, Jan 28, 1962
58 years old
1961
Saturday, Jan 28, 1961
59 years old
1956
Saturday, Jan 28, 1956
64 years old
1956
Saturday, Jan 28, 1956
64 years old
1947
Tuesday, Jan 28, 1947
73 years old
1946
Monday, Jan 28, 1946
74 years old
1946
Monday, Jan 28, 1946
74 years old
1940
Sunday, Jan 28, 1940
80 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2006
The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Poland collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.
2002
TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia, killing 92.
1988
In R v Morgentaler the Supreme Court of Canada strikes down all anti-abortion laws.
1986
Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challengerdisintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board.
1985
Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopianfamine relief.
1984
Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.
1982
US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
1981
Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
1980
USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa, Florida and capsizes, killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
1977
The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 which dumps 10 feet (3.0 m) of snow in one day in Upstate New York, with Buffalo, Syracuse, Watertown, and surrounding areas are most affected.
1965
The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
1964
An unarmed United States Air ForceT-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a SovietMiG-19.
1960
The National Football League announced expansion teams for Dallas to start in the 1960 NFL season and Minneapolis-St. Paul for 1961 NFL season.
1958
The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
1956
Elvis Presley makes his first national television appearance.
1945
World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
1941
Franco-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. A Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
1938
The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 kilometres per hour (268.9 mph).
1935
Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
1933
The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali Khan and is accepted by Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1932
Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
1922
Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
1920
Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
1918
Finnish Civil War: The Red Guard rebels seize control of the capital, Helsinki; members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
1915
An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard as a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
1909
United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
1908
Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
1902
The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
1896
Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, becomes the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined one shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thereby exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).
1878
Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
1871
Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
1855
A locomotive on the Panama Canal Railway runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
1851
Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
1846
The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
1813
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
1754
Sir Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to a friend.
1724
The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
1671
Original city of Panama (founded in 1519) was destroyed by a fire when privateer Henry Morgan sacked and set fire to it. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins (see Panama Viejo).
1624
Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
1573
Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
1568
The Edict of Torda prohibited the persecution of individuals on religious ground in John Sigismund Zápolya's Eastern Hungarian Kingdom.
1547
Henry VIII dies. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI, becomes king.
1521
The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
1393
King Charles VI of France is nearly killed when several dancers' costumes catch fire during a masquerade ball.
1077
Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
1069
Robert de Comines, the Earl of Northumbria, is killed while attempting to subdue rebels in Durham, England. This leads to the Harrying of the North by William the Conqueror.
814
The death of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, brings about the accession of his son Louis the Pious as ruler of the Frankish Empire.

Births On This Day

1998
Ariel Winter, American actress
1992
Sergio Araujo, Argentinian footballer
1992
Andrei Savchenko, Russian footballer
1991
Carl Klingberg, Swedish ice hockey player
1989
Siem de Jong, Dutch footballer
1988
Paul Henry, English footballer
1988
Seiya Sanada, Japanese wrestler
1986
Jessica Ennis-Hill, English heptathlete and hurdler
1986
Nathan Outteridge, Australian sailor
1986
Asad Shafiq, Pakistani cricketer
1985
J. Cole, American singer
1985
Daniel Carcillo, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Lauris Dārziņš, Latvian ice hockey player
1985
Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
1985
Libby Trickett, Australian swimmer
1984
Ben Clucas, English race car driver
1984
Stephen Gostkowski, American football player
1984
Andre Iguodala, American basketball player
1984
Anne Panter, English field hockey player
1981
Elijah Wood, American actor and producer
1980
Nick Carter, American singer-songwriter and actor
1980
Yasuhito Endō, Japanese footballer
1980
Michael Hastings, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1980
Brian Fallon, American singer-songwriter
1978
Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
1978
Jamie Carragher, English footballer and sportscaster
1978
Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
1978
Big Freedia, New Orleans musician, "Queen of Bounce"
1977
Sandis Buškevics, Latvian basketball player and coach
1977
Daunte Culpepper, American football player
1977
Joey Fatone, American singer, dancer, and television personality
1977
Takuma Sato, Japanese race car driver
1976
Sireli Bobo, Fijian rugby player
1976
Mark Madsen, American basketball player and coach
1976
Rick Ross, American rapper and producer
1976
Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
1975
Pedro Pinto, Portuguese-American journalist
1975
Junior Spivey, American baseball player and coach
1974
Tony Delk, American basketball player and coach
1974
Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
1974
Ramsey Nasr, Dutch author and poet
1974
Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player and politician
1972
Mark Regan, English rugby player
1972
Nicky Southall, English footballer and manager
1972
Léon van Bon, Dutch cyclist
1969
Giorgio Lamberti, Italian swimmer
1969
Mo Rocca, American comedian and television journalist
1969
Linda Sánchez, American lawyer and politician
1968
Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1968
Rakim, American rapper
1967
Billy Brownless, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1966
Seiji Mizushima, Japanese director and producer
1964
David Lawrence, English cricketer
1962
Sam Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Normand Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960
Loren Legarda, Filipino journalist and politician
1959
Frank Darabont, American director and producer
1957
Mark Napier, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1957
Nick Price, Zimbabwean-South African golfer
1957
Frank Skinner, English comedian, actor, and author
1956
Richard Danielpour, American composer and educator
1956
Peter Schilling, German singer-songwriter
1955
Vinod Khosla, Indian-American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems
1955
Nicolas Sarkozy, French lawyer and politician, 23rd President of France
1954
Peter Lampe, German theologian and historian
1954
Bruno Metsu, French footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1954
Rick Warren, American pastor and author
1953
Colin Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1952
Richard Glatzer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1951
Brian Bilbray, American politician
1951
Leonid Kadeniuk, Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut
1951
Billy Bass Nelson, American R&B/funk bass player
1950
Barbi Benton, American actress, singer and model
1950
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahraini king
1950
David C. Hilmers, American colonel, physician, and astronaut
1950
Naila Kabeer, Bangladeshi-English economist and academic
1949
Mike Moore, New Zealand union leader and politician, 34th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1949
Gregg Popovich, American basketball player and coach
1948
Bob Moses, American drummer
1948
Charles Taylor, Liberian politician, 22nd President of Liberia
1947
Jeanne Shaheen, American educator and politician, 78th Governor of New Hampshire
1945
Frank Doubleday, American actor (d. 2018)
1945
Maxwell Fuller, Australian chess player (d. 2013)
1945
Marthe Keller, Swiss actress and director
1945
John Perkins, American author and activist
1944
Rosalía Mera, Spanish businesswoman, co-founded Inditex and Zara (d. 2013)
1944
John Tavener, English composer (d. 2013)
1943
Dick Taylor, English guitarist and songwriter
1942
Sjoukje Dijkstra, Dutch figure skater
1942
Erkki Pohjanheimo, Finnish director and producer
1940
Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman and philanthropist, founded Grupo Carso
1939
John M. Fabian, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1938
Tomas Lindahl, Swedish-English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1938
Leonid Zhabotinsky, Ukrainian weightlifter and coach (d. 2016)
1937
Karel Čáslavský, Czech historian and television host (d. 2013)
1936
Alan Alda, American actor, director, and writer
1935
David Lodge, English author and critic
1934
Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1990)
1933
Jack Hill, American director and screenwriter
1930
Kurt Biedenkopf, German academic and politician, 54th President of the German Bundesrat
1930
Roy Clarke, English screenwriter, comedian and soldier
1929
Acker Bilk, English singer and clarinet player (d. 2014)
1929
Nikolai Parshin, Russian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1929
Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-American sculptor and illustrator
1929
Edith M. Flanigen, American chemist
1927
Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1927
Ronnie Scott, English saxophonist (d. 1996)
1927
Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1927
Vera Williams, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
1926
Jimmy Bryan, American race car driver (d. 1960)
1925
Raja Ramanna, Indian physicist and politician (d. 2004)
1924
Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter and poet (d. 1976)
1922
Anna Gordy Gaye, American songwriter and producer, co-founded Anna Records (d. 2014)
1922
Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
1921
Vytautas Norkus, Lithuanian-American basketball player (d. 2014)
1919
Gabby Gabreski, American colonel and pilot (d. 2002)
1918
Harry Corbett, English puppeteer, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1918
Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician (d. 2004)
1912
Jackson Pollock, American painter (d. 1956)
1911
Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician, academic and author, Yad Vashem recipient (d. 2018)
1910
John Banner, Austrian actor (d. 1973)
1909
John Thomson, Scottish footballer (d. 1931)
1908
Paul Misraki, Turkish-French composer and historian (d. 1998)
1906
Markos Vafiadis, Greek general and politician (d. 1992)
1903
Aleksander Kamiński, Polish author and educator (d. 1978)
1903
Kathleen Lonsdale, Irish crystallographer and 1st female FRS (d. 1971)
1900
Alice Neel, American painter (d. 1984)
1897
Valentin Kataev, Russian author and playwright (d. 1986)
1887
Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist and educator (d. 1982)
1886
Marthe Bibesco, Romanian-French author and poet (d. 1973)
1886
Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese engineer and academic (d. 1976)
1885
Vahan Terian, Armenian poet and activist (d. 1920)
1884
Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer (d. 1962)
1880
Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer and coach (d. 1970)
1878
Walter Kollo, German composer and conductor (d. 1940)
1875
Julián Carrillo, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1965)
1874
Alex Smith, Scottish golfer (d. 1930)
1873
Colette, French novelist and journalist (d. 1954)
1873
Monty Noble, Australian cricketer (d. 1940)
1865
Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (d. 1928)
1865
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st President of Finland (d. 1952)
1864
Charles Williams Nash, American businessman, founded Nash Motors (d. 1948)
1863
Ernest William Christmas, Australian-American painter (d. 1918)
1861
Julián Felipe, Filipino composer and educator (d. 1944)
1858
Tannatt William Edgeworth David, Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (d. 1934)
1855
William Seward Burroughs I, American businessman, founded the Burroughs Corporation (d. 1898)
1853
José Martí, Cuban journalist, poet, and theorist (d. 1895)
1853
Vladimir Solovyov, Russian philosopher, poet, and critic (d. 1900)
1843
Mihkel Veske, Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1890)
1841
Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh-American explorer and journalist (d. 1904)
1833
Charles George Gordon, English general and politician (d. 1885)
1822
Alexander Mackenzie, Scottish-Canadian soldier, journalist, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1892)
1818
George S. Boutwell, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
1797
Charles Gray Round, English lawyer and politician (d. 1867)
1784
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1860)
1755
Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring, Polish-German physician, anthropologist, and paleontologist (d. 1830)
1726
Christian Felix Weiße, German poet and playwright (d. 1802)
1719
Johann Elias Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1749)
1717
Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
1712
Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shōgun (d. 1761)
1706
John Baskerville, English printer and typographer (d. 1775)
1701
Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
1693
Gregor Werner, Austrian composer (d. 1766)
1622
Adrien Auzout, French astronomer and instrument maker (d. 1691)
1611
Johannes Hevelius, Polish astronomer and politician (d. 1687)
1608
Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (d. 1679)
1600
Clement IX, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1669)
1582
John Barclay, French-Scottish poet and author (d. 1621)
1540
Ludolph van Ceulen, German-Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 1610)
1533
Paul Luther, German scientist (d. 1593)
1457
Henry VII, king of England (d. 1509)
1406
Guy XIV de Laval, French noble (d. 1486)
1368
Razadarit, king of Hanthawaddy (d. 1421)
1312
Joan II, queen of Navarre (d. 1349)
676
Toneri, Japanese prince (d. 735)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Pepe Smith, Filipino rock musician (b. 1947)
2017
Alexander Chancellor, British journalist (b. 1940)
2017
Geoff Nicholls, British musician (b. 1948)
2016
Signe Toly Anderson, American singer (b. 1941)
2016
Paul Kantner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
2016
Franklin Gene Bissell, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
2016
Buddy Cianci, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Mayor of Providence (b. 1941)
2016
Bob Tizard, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1924)
2015
Suraj Abdurrahman, Nigerian general, architect, and engineer (b. 1954)
2015
Yves Chauvin, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1930)
2015
Lionel Gilbert, Australian historian, author, and academic (b. 1924)
2014
John Cacavas, American composer and conductor (b. 1930)
2014
Harry Gamble, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1930)
2014
Dwight Gustafson, American composer and conductor (b. 1930)
2014
Nigel Jenkins, Welsh poet, journalist, and geographer (b. 1949)
2014
Jorge Obeid, Argentinian engineer and politician, Governor of Santa Fe (b. 1947)
2013
Florentino Fernández, Cuban-American boxer and coach (b. 1936)
2013
Hattie N. Harrison, American educator and politician (b. 1928)
2013
Oldřich Kulhánek, Czech painter, illustrator, and stage designer (b. 1940)
2012
Roman Juszkiewicz, Polish astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1952)
2012
Don Starkell, Canadian adventurer and author (b. 1932)
2009
Billy Powell, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1952)
2007
Carlo Clerici, Swiss cyclist (b. 1929)
2007
Robert Drinan, American priest, lawyer, and politician (b. 1920)
2007
Yelena Romanova, Russian runner (b. 1963)
2007
Karel Svoboda, Czech composer (b. 1938)
2005
Jim Capaldi, English singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1944)
2004
Lloyd M. Bucher, American captain (b. 1927)
2004
Mel Pritchard, English drummer (b. 1948)
2003
Mieke Pullen, Dutch runner (b. 1957)
2002
Gustaaf Deloor, Belgian cyclist and soldier (b. 1913)
2002
Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author and screenwriter (b. 1907)
2002
Ayşe Nur Zarakolu, Turkish author and activist (b. 1946)
2001
Ranko Marinković, Croatian author and playwright (b. 1913)
1999
Valery Gavrilin, Russian composer (b. 1939)
1998
Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1938)
1996
Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and essayist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1940)
1996
Burne Hogarth, American cartoonist and author (b. 1911)
1996
Jerry Siegel, American author and illustrator, co-created Superman (b. 1914)
1993
Helen Sawyer Hogg, Canadian astronomer and academic (b. 1905)
1989
Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama (b. 1938)
1988
Klaus Fuchs, German physicist and politician (b. 1911)
1986
Space Shuttle Challenger crew Gregory Jarvis, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1944)
1986
Space Shuttle Challenger crew Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut (b. 1948)
1986
Space Shuttle Challenger crew Ronald McNair, American physicist and astronaut (b. 1950)
1986
Space Shuttle Challenger crew Ellison Onizuka, American engineer and astronaut (b. 1946)
1986
Space Shuttle Challenger crew Judith Resnik, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1949)
1986
Space Shuttle Challenger crew Dick Scobee, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1939)
1986
Space Shuttle Challenger crew Michael J. Smith, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1945)
1983
Billy Fury. English pop star (b. 1940)
1983
Frank Forde, Australian educator and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
1978
Ward Moore, American author (b. 1903)
1976
Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter and poet (b. 1924)
1973
John Banner, Austrian actor (b. 1910)
1971
Donald Winnicott, English paediatrician and psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
1965
Tich Freeman, English cricketer (b. 1888)
1965
Maxime Weygand, Belgian-French general (b. 1867)
1963
Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
1960
Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, short story writer, and folklorist (b. 1891)
1959
Walter Beall, American baseball player (b. 1899)
1953
James Scullin, Australian journalist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)
1953
Neyzen Tevfik, Turkish philosopher and poet (b. 1879)
1950
Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1883)
1949
Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (b. 1908)
1948
Hans Aumeier, German SS officer (b. 1906)
1947
Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1875)
1945
Roza Shanina, Russian sergeant and sniper (b. 1924)
1942
Edward Siegler, American gymnast and triathlete (b. 1881)
1939
W. B. Yeats, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
1938
Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver (b. 1909)
1937
Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and target shooter (b. 1862)
1935
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer and conductor (b. 1859)
1930
Emmy Destinn, Czech soprano and poet (b. 1878)
1921
Mustafa Suphi, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1883)
1918
John McCrae, Canadian soldier, physician, and author (b. 1872)
1912
Gustave de Molinari, Belgian economist and theorist (b. 1819)
1903
Augusta Holmès, French pianist and composer (b. 1847)
1873
John Hart, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of South Australia (b. 1809)
1864
Émile Clapeyron, French physicist and engineer (b. 1799)
1859
F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)
1832
Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
1782
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer and cartographer (b. 1697)
1754
Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian-Danish historian and philosopher (b. 1684)
1697
Sir John Fenwick, 3rd Baronet, English general and politician (b. 1645)
1688
Ferdinand Verbiest, Flemish Jesuit missionary in China (b. 1623)
1687
Johannes Hevelius, Polish astronomer and politician (b. 1611)
1681
Richard Allestree, English priest and academic (b. 1619)
1672
Pierre Séguier, French politician, Lord Chancellor of France (b. 1588)
1666
Tommaso Dingli, Maltese architect and sculptor (b. 1591)
1621
Pope Paul V (b. 1550)
1613
Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library (b. 1545)
1547
Henry VIII, king of England (b. 1491)
1501
John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham, English baron and Lord High Treasurer (b. 1433)
1443
Robert le Maçon, French diplomat (b. 1365)
1290
Dervorguilla of Galloway, Scottish noble, mother of king John Balliol of Scotland (b. c. 1210)
1271
Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (b. 1247)
1256
William II, Count of Holland, King of Germany (b. 1227)
1061
Spytihněv II, Duke of Bohemia (b. 1031)
947
Jing Yanguang, Chinese general (b. 892)
929
Gao Jixing, founder of Chinese Jingnan (b. 858)
919
Zhou Dewei, Chinese general
814
Charlemagne, Holy Roman emperor (pleurisy; b. 742)
592
Guntram, French king (b. 532)

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