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On This Day in History:  January 30

January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 335 days remain until the end of the year (336 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Powerball $396.9 million winning lottery ticket sold in Florida. One lucky ticket sold in Florida matched all six numbers in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday night, according to lottery officials.
2017
Nearly 14,000 S.C. lottery players won Pick 3 Friday. A record number of South Carolina Education Lottery Pick 3 players started their weekend with a win.
2015
Canadian man loses $27 million lottery jackpot by 7 seconds. The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a Quebec man who tried to claim a $27 million jackpot based on a lottery ticket printed seven seconds after the cut-off time.
2013
Wyoming House committee advances lottery bill. A Wyoming House committee advanced a bill on Tuesday that would allow the state to join the multi-state Powerball lottery, with the profits going to fix county and city roads.
2013
1 year later, Iowa Lottery still hunting for suspicious no-show winner. Iowa investigators are trying to track down the winner of a $14.3 million Hot Lotto jackpot ticket after the person refused to be identified and was disqualified as a result.
2012
Connecticut lottery winners settle $1 million battle. A drywall installer and a mason agreed to settle their three-year legal battle in Connecticut Superior Court over a $1 million winning lottery ticket.
2010
Remains are that of missing lottery winner. A body found Thursday in Plant City is that of missing Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare of Lakeland, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office confirmed yesterday.
2008
Ontario Lottery adds signature requirement for claiming prizes. Starting this week, retailers are not allowed to validate Ontario lottery tickets unless customers sign them on the front.
2007
N.Y. casinos don't see lottery as a threat. Since casino gambling began in New York in 1993, the increased competition for those gaming dollars hasn't seemed to hurt sales of New York Lottery tickets, which saw a record $6.8 billion in sales in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
2007
Lottery revenue important to a host of businesses. If the New York Lottery vanished tomorrow, many store owners would suffer, since their businesses rely on the 6 percent commission they get from lottery sales.
2007
With the N.Y. Lottery, money flows upriver. With a dwindling tax base and shrinking corporate presence, most of the rural Herkimer County's school districts rely heavily on annual distributions from the New York Lottery to stay afloat.
2007
Sales increase as Lottery adds new games. While the number of games has expanded and receipts have greatly increased, the basic structure of the New York Lottery -- and its mission -- have remained relatively unchanged over the four decades it has been running, lawmakers and state officials say.
2007
Video gambling a cash cow even for smaller states. While the New York Lottery is the largest and most profitable in the country, several other states less than half New York's size have found a way to close the gap: video lottery terminals, or VLTs.
2007
N.Y. Gov. vows to review Lottery operations. New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is pledging to review the New York Lottery's operations amid bipartisan calls for reform prompted by a media report revealing that billions of dollars in bets were kept off the Lottery's books.
2007
New York Lottery accounting method questioned. Billions of dollars in bets are kept off the New York Lottery's books because the state Lottery Division does not publicly report the wagers on its video games that go to gamblers as prizes.
2007
Lottery players learn tough lessons. As exciting as a jackpot win can be, the opposite emotion of anguish is felt by lottery players who thought they won, only to find out something went wrong.
2006
Indiana lottery rigger faces 50-year penalty. William C. Foreman could spend 50 years in state prison if he's convicted of stealing secrets from the Hoosier Lottery in an effort to rig a million-dollar scratch-off game.
2006
Iowans Want TouchPlay Video Lottery Machines. A new poll shows most Iowans favor keeping the Lottery's TouchPlay machines.
2006
Pennsylvania man loses thousands to lottery scam. A North Sewickley Township, Pennsylvania, man is out more than $3,500, the victim of the latest scam to target the region.
2006
N.C. Lottery could pick vendors today. North Carolina lottery commissioners meet Monday and could pick winning vendors to operate the state's scratch-off ticket games and online, or automated, numbers games.
2004
George Andersen, Former Minnesota Lottery Director. Minnesota State Lottery Director George Andersen died at the age of 53 on January 27, 2004, leaving his mark indelibly on his family, friends, and the Lottery that he ran successfully for more than 14 years.
2004
Report: Minnesota Lottery Director haunted by audit. A report about Minnesota Lottery Director George Andersen's death, which was released Friday, shows how greatly Andersen's job troubles were weighing on him before he took his life at his Washington County home.
2004
Tennessee Adds Four New Scratch Games. The Tennessee Lottery will add more instant games to its repertoire this weekend, "giving players four more choices of games to play and more ways to win," officials said.
2004
You want the other Jack; he's got the millions. The other Jack Whittaker of West Virginia -- the one who wasn't arrested on drunken driving charges last weekend, whose money wasn't stolen outside a strip club and who definitely didn't win $113 million -- wishes the Jack Whittaker of lottery fame would behave.
2004
Nimitz Sailor wins $6.5 million in California lotto. Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Don Burdette, a 23-year-old Sailor aboard San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), won the California Lottery Jan. 14 and split a $13 million dollar jackpot with one other Californian.
2004
Oregon pays lottery sites larger share, audit finds. The Oregon State Lottery pays retailers a bigger cut than similar operations do, a state auditors' report says, a finding that could bolster a long-standing drive to lower the compensation that bars and taverns get for carrying video poker machines.
2004
N.C. man claims $12.6 million Lotto South jackpot. An Elizabeth City, North Carolina man who bought a lottery ticket on a whim after getting stuck in Chesapeake traffic won a $12.6 million jackpot, the Virginia Lottery announced Thursday.
2004
Lottery director's ties to St. Paul vendor probed. Auditors probing the business dealings of Minnesota State Lottery director George Andersen have been pursuing a claim that he steered thousands of dollars of lottery money to a vendor he controlled.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$285.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2015
2.€183 Million
US$220.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2006
3.$206 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2017
4.$194 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2014
5.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2019
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2012
7.$156 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2006
8.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2020
9.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2013
10.€120 Million
US$137.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2019
11.€100 Million
US$136.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2010
12.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2018
13.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2019
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.€98.49 Million
US$112.92 Million
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2019
17.€90 Million
US$112.22 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
18.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2001
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2003
20.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2016
21.€71 Million
US$95.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2014
22.€84 Million
US$92.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2020
23.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2011
24.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2010
25.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 30, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Monday, Jan 30, 1984
36 years old
1980
Wednesday, Jan 30, 1980
40 years old
1980
Wednesday, Jan 30, 1980
40 years old
1976
Friday, Jan 30, 1976
44 years old
1973
Tuesday, Jan 30, 1973
47 years old
1965
Saturday, Jan 30, 1965
55 years old
1963
Wednesday, Jan 30, 1963
57 years old
1963
Wednesday, Jan 30, 1963
57 years old
1956
Monday, Jan 30, 1956
64 years old
1928
Monday, Jan 30, 1928
92 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Naro-1 becomes the first carrier rocket launched by South Korea.
2000
Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
1995
Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
1989
Closure of the American embassy in Kabul, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
1982
Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
1979
A VarigBoeing 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
1975
The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
1972
The Troubles: Bloody Sunday: British paratroopers open fire on anti-internment marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland, killing 13 people; another person later dies of injuries sustained.
1972
Pakistan leaves the Commonwealth of Nations in protest of its recognition of breakaway Bangladesh.
1969
The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
1968
Vietnam War: Tet Offensive launch by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies.
1964
In a bloodless coup, General Nguyễn Khánhoverthrows General Dương Văn Minh's military junta in South Vietnam.
1960
The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
1959
MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and "unsinkable" like the RMS Titanic, strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sinks, killing all 95 aboard.
1956
African-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1948
Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
1948
British South American Airways' Tudor IV Star Tiger disappears over the Bermuda Triangle.
1945
World War II: The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with German refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, killing approximately 9,500 people.
1945
World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: One hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Cisterna, part of Operation Shingle, begins in central Italy.
1942
World War II: Battle of Ambon. Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies. Some 300 captured Allied troops are massacred at Laha airfield. Three-fourths of remaining POWs did not survive at the end of the war, including 250 men who were shipped to Hainan Island in South China Sea and never returned.
1933
Adolf Hitleris sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
1930
The Politburo of the Soviet Union orders the extermination of the Kulaks.
1925
The Government of Turkey expels Patriarch Constantine VI from Istanbul.
1911
The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of Douglas McCurdy ten miles from Havana, Cuba.
1908
Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month.
1902
The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
1889
ArchdukeCrown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in the Mayerling.
1862
The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
1858
The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of The Hallé orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
1847
Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco, California.
1835
In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen as well as Jackson himself.
1826
The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
1820
Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
1806
The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
1789
Tây Sơn forces emerge victorious against Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Long.
1703
The Forty-seven rōnin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
1661
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is ritually executed more than two years after his death, on the 12th anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.
1649
King Charles I of England is beheaded.
1648
Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.
1607
An estimated 200 square miles (51,800 ha) along the coasts of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary in England are destroyed by massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths.
1287
King Wareru founds the Hanthawaddy Kingdom, and proclaims independence from the Pagan Kingdom.
1018
Poland and the Holy Roman Empire conclude the Peace of Bautzen.

Births On This Day

1995
Jack Laugher, English diver
1995
Víctor Sánchez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2015)
1993
Katy Marchant, English track cyclist
1991
Stefan Elliott, Canadian ice hockey player
1990
Yoon Bo-ra, South Korean singer
1990
Joe Colborne, Canadian ice hockey player
1990
Andrew McCullough, Australian rugby league player
1990
Nils Miatke, German footballer
1990
Luca Sbisa, Swiss ice hockey player
1990
Mitchell Starc, Australian cricketer
1990
Phillip Supernaw, American football player
1989
Tomás Mejías, Spanish footballer
1989
Girish Kumar, Indian film actor
1988
Maksim Krychanov, Russian footballer
1988
Rob Pinkston, American actor and director
1987
Ben Cutting, Australian cricketer
1987
Lance Franklin, Australian footballer
1987
Phil Lester, English Internet celebrity
1987
Becky Lynch, Irish wrestler
1987
Renato Santos, Brazilian footballer
1987
Arda Turan, Turkish footballer
1986
Nick Evans, American baseball player
1985
Gisela Dulko, Argentinian tennis player
1985
Torrey Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Trae Williams, American football player
1984
Kotoshōgiku Kazuhiro, Japanese sumo wrestler
1984
Arthur Chu, Asian-American columnist and former Jeopardy! contestant
1984
Kid Cudi, American entertainer
1982
Jorge Cantú, Mexican baseball player
1981
Jonathan Bender, American basketball player
1981
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
1981
Afonso Alves, Brazilian footballer
1981
Peter Crouch, English footballer
1981
Mathias Lauda, Austrian race car driver
1980
João Soares de Almeida Neto, Brazilian footballer
1980
Georgios Vakouftsis, Greek footballer
1980
Wilmer Valderrama, American actor and producer
1979
Trevor Gillies, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Carmen Küng, Swiss curler
1978
John Patterson, American baseball player
1977
Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player and coach
1976
Andy Milonakis, American entertainer
1975
Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
1975
Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese musician and singer
1974
Christian Bale, Welsh actor
1974
Olivia Colman, English actress
1973
Jalen Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster
1972
Jill McGill, American golfer
1972
Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
1971
Kimo von Oelhoffen, American football player
1968
Felipe VI of Spain
1966
Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1965
Kevin Moore, Australian rugby league player and coach
1964
Otis Smith, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1962
Abdullah II of Jordan
1959
Cynthia Carter, Welsh journalist, author, and academic
1959
Steve Folkes, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2018)
1959
Jody Watley, American entertainer
1958
Derek White, Scottish rugby player
1957
Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
1955
John Baldacci, American politician, 73rd Governor of Maine
1955
Tom Izzo, American basketball player and coach
1955
Curtis Strange, American golfer and sportscaster
1953
Fred Hembeck, American author and illustrator
1952
Doug Falconer, Canadian football player and producer
1951
Phil Collins, English drummer, singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1951
Charles S. Dutton, American actor and director
1951
Bobby Stokes, English footballer (d. 1995)
1950
Jack Newton, Australian golfer
1949
Peter Agre, American physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1948
Nick Broomfield, English director and producer
1948
Miles Reid, English mathematician and academic
1947
Les Barker, English poet and author
1947
Steve Marriott, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
1946
John Bird, Baron Bird, English publisher, founded The Big Issue
1945
Meir Dagan, Israeli military officer and intelligence official, Director of Mossad (2002-11) (d. 2016)
1945
Michael Dorris, American author and scholar (d. 1997)
1944
Lynn Harrell, American cellist and academic
1944
Colin Rimer, English lawyer and judge
1943
Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager
1942
Marty Balin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
1941
Gregory Benford, American astrophysicist and author
1941
Dick Cheney, American businessman and politician, 46th Vice President of the United States
1941
Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
1938
Islam Karimov, Uzbek politician, 1st President of Uzbekistan (d. 2016)
1937
Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
1937
Boris Spassky, Russian chess player and theoretician
1936
Horst Jankowski, German pianist and composer (d. 1998)
1935
Richard Brautigan, American novelist, poet, and short story writer (d. 1984)
1935
Tubby Hayes, English saxophonist and composer (d. 1973)
1934
Tammy Grimes, American actress and singer (d. 2016)
1932
Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (d. 2007)
1931
John Crosbie, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Canadian Minister of Justice
1931
Shirley Hazzard, Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2016)
1930
Gene Hackman, American actor and author
1930
Magnus Malan, South African general and politician, South African Minister of Defence (d. 2011)
1929
Lois Hole, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 15th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (d. 2005)
1929
Hugh Tayfield, South African cricketer (d. 1994)
1929
Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian-Italian physician and humanitarian (d. 1996)
1928
Harold Prince, American director and producer
1927
Olof Palme, Swedish statesman, 26th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)
1925
Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, invented the computer mouse (d. 2013)
1924
S. N. Goenka, Burmese-Indian author and educator (d. 2013)
1924
Lloyd Alexander, American soldier and author (d. 2007)
1923
Marianne Ferber, Czech-American economist and author (d. 2013)
1922
Dick Martin, American comedian, actor, and director (d. 2008)
1920
Michael Anderson, English director and producer (d. 2018)
1920
Patrick Heron, British painter (d. 1999)
1920
Delbert Mann, American director and producer (d. 2007)
1919
Fred Korematsu, American activist (d. 2005)
1918
David Opatoshu, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1917
Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and journalist (d. 2008)
1915
Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976)
1915
John Profumo, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for War (d. 2006)
1914
Luc-Marie Bayle, French commander and painter (d. 2000)
1914
John Ireland, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1992)
1914
David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
1912
Werner Hartmann, German physicist and academic (d. 1988)
1912
Francis Schaeffer, American pastor and theologian (d. 1984)
1912
Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian and author (d. 1989)
1911
Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1989)
1910
Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)
1902
Nikolaus Pevsner, German-English historian and scholar (d. 1983)
1901
Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
1900
Martita Hunt, Argentine-born British actress (d. 1969)
1899
Max Theiler, South African-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
1889
Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1937)
1882
Franklin D. Roosevelt, American lawyer and politician, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1878
Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
1866
Gelett Burgess, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1951)
1862
Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor and composer (d. 1950)
1861
Charles Martin Loeffler, German-American violinist and composer (d. 1935)
1859
Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1944)
1846
Angela of the Cross, Spanish nun and saint (d. 1932)
1844
Richard Theodore Greener, American lawyer, academic, and diplomat (d. 1922)
1841
Félix Faure, French politician, 7th President of France (d. 1899)
1822
Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist and curator (d. 1899)
1816
Nathaniel P. Banks, American general and politician, 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)
1781
Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (d. 1838)
1775
Walter Savage Landor, English poet and author (d. 1864)
1754
John Lansing, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1829)
1720
Charles De Geer, Swedish entomologist and archaeologist (d. 1778)
1703
François Bigot, French politician (d. 1778)
1697
Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (d. 1773)
1661
Charles Rollin, French historian and educator (d. 1741)
1628
George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1687)
1590
Lady Anne Clifford, 14th Baroness de Clifford (d. 1676)
1580
Gundakar, Prince of Liechtenstein, court official in Vienna (d. 1658)
1573
Georg Friedrich, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (d. 1638)
1563
Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1641)
1520
William More, English courtier (d. 1600)
1410
William Calthorpe, English knight (d. 1494)
133
Didius Julianus, Roman emperor (probable; d. 193)
58 BC
Livia, Roman wife of Augustus (d. 29)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Mark Salling, American actor and musician (b. 1982)
2016
Frank Finlay, English actor (b. 1926)
2016
Francisco Flores Pérez, Salvadorian politician, President of El Salvador (b. 1959)
2016
Georgia Davis Powers, American activist and politician (b. 1923)
2015
Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (b. 1923)
2015
Ülo Kaevats, Estonian academic, philosopher, and politician (b. 1947)
2015
Geraldine McEwan, English actress (b. 1932)
2015
Gerrit Voorting, Dutch cyclist (b. 1923)
2015
Zhelyu Zhelev, Bulgarian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of Bulgaria (b. 1935)
2014
Stefan Bałuk, Polish general and photographer (b. 1914)
2014
The Mighty Hannibal, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1939)
2014
William Motzing, American composer and conductor (b. 1937)
2014
Arthur Rankin, Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
2013
Gamal al-Banna, Egyptian author and scholar (b. 1920)
2013
Patty Andrews, American singer (b. 1918)
2013
George Witt, American baseball player and coach (b. 1931)
2012
Frank Aschenbrenner, American football player and soldier (b. 1925)
2012
Doeschka Meijsing, Dutch author (b. 1947)
2011
John Barry, English composer and conductor (b. 1933)
2010
Fadil Ferati, Kosovar accountant and politician (b. 1960)
2009
H. Guy Hunt, American soldier, pastor, and politician, 49th Governor of Alabama (b. 1933)
2008
Marcial Maciel, Mexican-American priest, founded the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi (b. 1920)
2007
Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2006
Coretta Scott King, American author and activist (b. 1927)
2006
Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright and academic (b. 1950)
2005
Martyn Bennett, Canadian-Scottish violinist (b. 1971)
2001
Jean-Pierre Aumont, French soldier and actor (b. 1911)
2001
Johnnie Johnson, English air marshal and pilot (b. 1915)
2001
Joseph Ransohoff, American surgeon and educator (b. 1915)
1999
Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
1999
Ed Herlihy, American journalist (b. 1909)
1994
Pierre Boulle, French soldier and author (b. 1912)
1991
John Bardeen, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
1991
Clifton C. Edom, American photographer and educator (b. 1907)
1982
Lightnin' Hopkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)
1980
Professor Longhair, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1918)
1977
Paul Marais de Beauchamp, French zoologist (b. 1883)
1974
Olav Roots, Estonian pianist and composer (b. 1910)
1973
Elizabeth Baker, American economist and academic (b. 1885)
1969
Dominique Pire, Belgian friar, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1968
Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian poet, playwright, and journalist (b. 1889)
1966
Jaan Hargel, Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (b. 1912)
1963
Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (b. 1899)
1962
Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician and engineer (b. 1894)
1958
Jean Crotti, Swiss painter (b. 1878)
1958
Ernst Heinkel, German engineer and businessman; founded the Heinkel Aircraft Company (b. 1888)
1951
Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founded Porsche (b. 1875)
1948
Arthur Coningham, Australian air marshal (b. 1895)
1948
Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule (b. 1869)
1948
Orville Wright, American pilot and engineer, co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1871)
1947
Frederick Blackman, English botanist and physiologist (b. 1866)
1934
Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (b. 1862)
1929
La Goulue, French model and dancer (b. 1866)
1928
Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
1926
Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)
1889
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, heir apparent to the throne of Austria-Hungary (b. 1858)
1881
Arthur O'Shaughnessy, English poet and herpetologist (b. 1844)
1869
William Carleton, Irish author (b. 1794)
1867
Emperor Kōmei of Japan (b. 1831)
1858
Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist and ornithologist (b. 1778)
1838
Osceola, American tribal leader (b. 1804)
1836
Betsy Ross, American seamstress, said to have designed the American Flag (b. 1752)
1770
Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius de Soldanis, Maltese linguist, historian and cleric (b. 1712)
1730
Peter II of Russia (b. 1715)
1664
Cornelis de Graeff, Dutch mayor (b. 1599)
1649
Charles I of England (b. 1600)
1606
Everard Digby, English criminal (b. 1578)
1606
John Grant, English conspirator (b. 1570)
1606
Robert Wintour, English conspirator (b. 1565)
1574
Damião de Góis, Portuguese historian and philosopher (b. 1502)
1497
Lê Thánh Tông, King of Vietnam (b. 1442)
1384
Louis II, Count of Flanders (b. 1330)
1344
William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury (b.1301)
1314
Nicholas III of Saint Omer
1240
Pelagio Galvani, Leonese lawyer and cardinal (b. 1165)
1181
Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
1030
William V, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
970
Peter I of Bulgaria
680
Balthild, Frankish queen (b. 626)

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