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On This Day in History:  January 4

January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 361 days remain until the end of the year (362 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Two CT Lottery employees on paid leave during probe of botched drawing. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. said Wednesday that it has placed two employees on paid administrative leave while it investigates a "human error" that shut 100,000 eligible tickets out of Monday's drawing in the "New Year's $1,000,000 Super Draw" game, forcing a second drawing yet to be scheduled.
2018
$445 MILLION: Mega Millions raises jackpot on huge sales. A rush of ticket sales for the rocketing Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing to $445 million.
2018
$550 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars on rollover. With the Powerball jackpot increasing to $550 million after the Wed. evening drawing, there is now close to $1 billion in combined jackpots on tap for lottery players this week.
2017
Man files lawsuit over rigged lottery jackpots. Hundreds of thousands of lottery players who were allegedly cheated by an insider's long-running scheme to rig jackpots should be reimbursed for their losing tickets, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday that seeks class action certification.
2017
Philadelphia woman facing 53 charges for threatening PA Lottery. A woman who repeatedly aired her frustration at failing to win a jackpot by making obscene and violent threats against Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters faces 53 charges, police said Wednesday.
2016
N.C. lottery winner bails out convict fiancé fourth time. He might win a prize of his own — for being the worst fiancé ever. Or maybe she'll win a prize for being most gullible.
2011
$355 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot second-biggest of all time. The lotteries have raised the official Mega Millions jackpot estimate for the second time in as many days to a knee-weakening $355 million for tonight's drawing.
2009
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.
2009
Conn. man's last lotto ticket wins $10M for widow. On the day that Donald Peters died, he unknowingly provided financial security for his wife of 59 years and their family.
2008
Study ranks Missouri lottery as ninth best in U.S.. According to San Antonio professor Gerald Busald, Missouri ranks in the top ten for disclosure and fairness, compared to the other 43 states that offer lotteries.
2007
New York Lottery making some changes. It looks like the New York Lottery's new year's resolution is to become more interesting. To accomplish that they are adding one new game and two changes.
2006
Iowa Powerball lottery winner recently filed for bankruptcy. Hugh Allen Hawkins, owner of a modest home on 34th Street in Des Moines, is the mystery winner of the Dec. 14 Powerball jackpot.
2005
Kansas Man Claims $258,207 Super Kansas Cash Jackpot. A recent trip to the grocery store was a good reminder to check lottery tickets for one Cimarron, Kansas resident, because when he did, he discovered he had a Super Kansas Cash lottery ticket worth $258,207.
2005
A couple of NY Lottery millionaires. Kicking off the New Year, the New York Lottery made two instant millionaires: Louise and Hamed Ganemtore, winners of a $1 million instant game, and Cliff and Arlene Maxwell, who hit Lotto for $40 million on Quick Pick ticket four days before Christmas.
2005
'El Gordo' Lottery Scams Target Elderly. Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Nora Dowd Eisenhower today warned older Pennsylvanians to beware of an international lottery scam that adopts the name of Spain's largest lottery prize, "El Gordo."
2005
Ohio player nets $208,000 in Rolling Cash 5 lottery game. James Gray of Campbell, Ohio won the top $291,000 prize in the Dec. 28 Rolling Cash 5 game.
2005
UK officials consider donating unclaimed lottery prizes to tsunami aid. Calls are growing for national lottery operator Camelot to donate the £16.3 million (US$30.9 million) worth of unclaimed winnings from last year to Asia's tsunami appeal.
2005
Tennessee lawmakers eyeing surplus lottery money for pre-K initiative. With millions of dollars in surplus lottery money projected this year, Tennessee lawmakers are debating how much should be used for pre-kindergarten programs, even though Gov. Phil Bredesen has said that he wants most of the money to go toward college scholarships.
2005
Divorced couple to split Florida Lotto jackpot. Before Robert G. Swofford Jr. could come forward and claim his $60 million Lotto prize, he had to take care of some unfinished business: his divorce.
2005
Huge UK Lotto prizes yet to be claimed. The UK National Lottery operator Camelot has launched a New Year search for the winners of £16.3 million (US$30.9 million) in unclaimed prize money from last year.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$559.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2018
2.$524.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2016
3.$451 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2018
4.$380 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2011
5.$237 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2020
6.$206 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2015
7.€127 Million
US$173 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2014
8.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2015
9.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2016
10.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2017
11.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2007
12.€88 Million
US$106.5 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2006
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2009
14.€78 Million
US$102.47 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2007
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2007
16.€86.21 Million
US$98.19 Million
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2019
17.€80.78 Million
US$97.41 Million
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2018
18.€90 Million
US$95.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2017
19.€73 Million
US$93.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2012
20.€75 Million
US$82.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2020
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2017
22.£52.96 Million
US$77.52 Million
United Kingdom
Lotto
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2016
23.€70.7 Million
US$74.7 Million
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2017
24.€53 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2009
25.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Friday, Jan 4, 1991
29 years old
1986
Saturday, Jan 4, 1986
34 years old
1980
Friday, Jan 4, 1980
40 years old
1978
Wednesday, Jan 4, 1978
42 years old
1972
Tuesday, Jan 4, 1972
48 years old
1971
Monday, Jan 4, 1971
49 years old
1962
Thursday, Jan 4, 1962
58 years old
1954
Monday, Jan 4, 1954
66 years old
1942
Sunday, Jan 4, 1942
78 years old
1942
Sunday, Jan 4, 1942
78 years old
1939
Wednesday, Jan 4, 1939
81 years old
1935
Friday, Jan 4, 1935
85 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A passenger train operated by Shosholoza Meyl collided with a truck on a level crossing at Geneva Station between Hennenman and Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. 20 people were killed and 260 were injured.
2013
A gunman kills eight people in a house-to-house rampage in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines.
2010
The Burj Khalifa, the current tallest building in the world, officially opens in Dubai.
2007
The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
2006
Prime MinisterAriel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
2004
Spirit, a NASAMars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
2004
Mikheil Saakashvili is electedPresident of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
1999
Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
1998
Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: Over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
1998
A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
1990
In Pakistan's deadliest train accident an overloaded passenger train collides with an empty freight train, resulting in 307 deaths and 700 injuries.
1989
Second Gulf of Sidra incident: A pair of Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
1987
The Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.
1976
The Troubles: The Ulster Volunteer Forceshoots dead six Irish Catholic civilians in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The next day, gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians nearby in retaliation.
1974
United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
1972
Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England.
1959
Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
1958
Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, falls to Earth from orbit.
1956
The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
1951
Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
1948
Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom becoming an independent republic, named the Union of Burma, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu its first Prime Minister.
1944
World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
1918
The Finnish Declaration of Independence is recognized by Russia, Sweden, Germany and France.
1912
The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Empire by royal charter.
1903
Topsy, an elephant, is electrocuted by the owners of Luna Park, Coney Island. The Edison film company records the film Electrocuting an Elephant of Topsy's death.
1896
Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
1884
The Fabian Society is founded in London, England, United Kingdom.
1878
Russo-Turkish War (1877-78): Sofia is liberated from Ottoman rule and becomes capital of LiberatedBulgaria in 1879.
1865
The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters near Wall Street in New York City.
1863
The New Apostolic Church, a Christian and chiliastic church, is established in Hamburg, Germany.
1854
The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
1853
After having been kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, Solomon Northup regains his freedom; his memoir Twelve Years a Slave later becomes a national bestseller.
1847
Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
1798
Constantine Hangerli arrives in Bucharest, Wallachia, as its new Prince, invested by the Ottoman Empire.
1762
Great Britain enters the Seven Years' War against Spain and Naples.
1717
The Netherlands, Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance in an attempt to maintain the Treaty of Utrecht; Britain having signed a preliminary alliance with France on November 28 (November 17, 1716).
1649
English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
1642
King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland attempts to arrest Five Members of Parliament, commencing England's slide into civil war.
1490
Anne of Brittany announces that all those who ally themselves with the King of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lèse-majesté.
871
Battle of Reading: Æthelred of Wessex and his brother Alfred are defeated by a Danish invasion army.
46 BC
Julius Caesar fights Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.

Births On This Day

1999
Nico Hischier, Swiss hockey player
1998
Liza Soberano, Filipina actress
1997
Ante Žižić, Croatian professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of NBA
1996
Jackson Hastings, Australian rugby league player
1992
Kris Bryant, American baseball player
1990
Iago Falque, Spanish footballer
1990
Toni Kroos, German footballer
1990
Alberto Paloschi, Italian footballer
1989
Graham Rahal, American race car driver
1988
Anestis Argyriou, Greek footballer
1988
Maximilian Riedmüller, German footballer
1987
Kay Voser, Swiss footballer
1986
Younès Kaboul, French footballer
1986
Andrei Krauchanka, Belarusian decathlete
1986
James Milner, English footballer
1986
Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwanese tennis player
1985
Gökhan Gönül, Turkish footballer
1985
Al Jefferson, American basketball player
1982
Kang Hye-jung, South Korean actress and singer
1982
Richard Logan, English footballer
1982
Lucie Škrobáková, Czech hurdler
1981
Alicia Garza, American activist
1980
Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer
1980
Justin Ontong, South African cricketer
1980
Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist
1979
Shergo Biran, German footballer
1979
Tristan Gommendy, French race car driver
1978
Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
1978
Mai Meneses, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Ted Lilly, American baseball player
1975
Shane Carwin, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1974
Danilo Hondo, German cyclist
1973
Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
1973
Harmony Korine, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese botanist and sculptor
1969
Kees van Wonderen, Dutch footballer and manager
1967
David Berman, American singer-songwriter
1967
Johnny Nelson, English boxer and sportscaster
1967
David Toms, American golfer and philanthropist
1967
David Wilson, Australian rugby player
1966
Deana Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Yvan Attal, French actor and director
1965
Guy Forget, French tennis player
1965
Beth Gibbons, British singer and songwriter
1965
Craig Revel Horwood, Australian-English dancer, choreographer, and director
1965
Julia Ormond, English actress and producer
1964
Susan Devoy, New Zealand squash player
1964
Dot Jones, American shot putter and actress
1963
Dave Foley, Canadian comedian, actor, director, and producer
1963
Till Lindemann, German singer-songwriter
1962
André Rouvoet, Dutch educator and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1962
Peter Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2010)
1961
Sidney Green, American basketball player and coach
1960
Gavin Miller, Australian rugby league player
1960
Art Paul Schlosser, American singer-songwriter
1960
Michael Stipe, American singer-songwriter and producer
1959
Vanity, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (d. 2016)
1958
Matt Frewer, American-Canadian actor
1958
James J. Greco, American businessman
1958
Julian Sands, English actor
1957
Patty Loveless, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Ann Magnuson, American actress and performance artist
1956
Zehava Gal-On, Israeli politician
1956
Sarojini Sahoo, Indian journalist, author, and poet
1956
Bernard Sumner, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1955
Cecilia Conrad, American economist and academic
1954
Tina Knowles, American fashion designer, founded House of Deréon
1953
Norberto Alonso, Argentinian footballer
1951
Bob Black, American author and activist
1951
Barbara Cochran, American skier
1950
Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic (d. 2013)
1949
Mick Mills, English footballer and manager
1948
Kostas Davourlis, Greek footballer (d. 1992)
1948
Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Malian civil servant and politician, Prime Minister of Mali
1947
Chris Cutler, American-English drummer and songwriter
1947
Marie-Thérèse Letablier, French sociologist and academic
1947
Rick Stein, English chef and author
1946
Arthur Conley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1945
Richard R. Schrock, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1944
Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond, English politician
1944
Alan Sutherland, New Zealand rugby player
1943
Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and author
1943
Hwang Sok-yong, South Korean author and educator
1943
Priit Vesilind, Estonian-American author and photographer
1942
Bolaji Akinyemi, Nigerian political scientist, academic, and politician
1942
Jim Downing, American race car driver and inventor
1942
John McLaughlin, English guitarist and songwriter
1941
George P. Cosmatos, Italian-Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1941
Kalpnath Rai, Indian politician (d. 1999)
1941
K. Thurairetnasingam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician
1940
Gao Xingjian, Chinese novelist, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate
1940
Helmut Jahn, German-American architect
1940
Brian Josephson, Welsh physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1937
Grace Bumbry, American operatic soprano
1937
Dyan Cannon, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1935
Walter Mahlendorf, German sprinter
1935
Floyd Patterson, American boxer (d. 2006)
1934
Hellmuth Karasek, Czech-German journalist, author, and critic (d. 2015)
1934
Rudolf Schuster, Slovak politician, 2nd President of Slovakia
1933
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American author
1932
Clint Hill, American secret service agent and author
1932
Roman Personov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 2002)
1932
Carlos Saura, Spanish director and screenwriter
1931
William Deane, Australian judge and politician, 22nd Governor-General of Australia
1931
Coşkun Özarı, Turkish footballer and coach (d. 2011)
1930
Sorrell Booke, American actor and director (d. 1994)
1930
Don Shula, American football player and coach
1929
Günter Schabowski, German journalist and politician (d. 2015)
1927
Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1927
Barbara Rush, American actress
1925
Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish skier and technician (d. 2003)
1924
Sebastian Kappen, Indian priest and theologian (d. 1993)
1924
Marianne Werner, German shot putter
1923
Tito Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and television host (d. 1973)
1922
Mart Port, Estonian architect (d. 2012)
1922
Frank Wess, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2013)
1920
William Colby, American intelligence officer, 10th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1996)
1919
Lester L. Wolff, American politician
1916
Slim Gaillard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
1916
Lionel Newman, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1916
Robert Parrish, American actor and director (d. 1995)
1914
Herman Franks, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2009)
1913
Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan ruler (d. 2007)
1912
Noro Morales, Puerto Rican-American pianist and bandleader (d. 1964)
1910
Arthur Villeneuve, Canadian painter (d. 1990)
1909
J.R. Simplot, American businessman (d. 2008)
1905
Sterling Holloway, American actor (d. 1992)
1902
John McCone, American businessman and politician, 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)
1901
C. L. R. James, Trinidadian journalist and theorist (d. 1989)
1900
James Bond, American ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1989)
1897
Chen Cheng, Chinese politician, Vice President of the Republic of China (d. 1965)
1896
Everett Dirksen, American politician (d. 1969)
1896
Jørgen Løvset, Norwegian gynecologist and academic (d. 1981)
1896
André Masson, French painter and illustrator (d. 1987)
1896
Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1968)
1895
Leroy Grumman, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Grumman Aeronautical Engineering Co. (d. 1982)
1894
Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician and poet (d. 1962)
1891
Edward Brooker, English-Australian sergeant and politician, 31st Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)
1890
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, American publisher, founded DC Comics (d. 1965)
1889
M. Patanjali Sastri, Indian lawyer and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of India (d. 1963)
1884
Guy Pène du Bois, American painter, critic, and educator (d. 1958)
1883
Max Eastman, American author and poet (d. 1969)
1883
Johanna Westerdijk, Dutch pathologist and academic (d. 1961)
1882
Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1943)
1881
Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor (d. 1919)
1878
A. E. Coppard, English poet and short story writer (d. 1957)
1878
Rosa Grünberg, Swedish actress and soprano (d. 1960)
1878
Augustus John, Welsh painter and illustrator (d. 1961)
1877
Marsden Hartley, American painter and poet (d. 1943)
1874
Josef Suk, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1935)
1872
Ottilie Sutro, American pianist (d. 1970)
1872
Albert Tyler, American pole vaulter and educator (d. 1945)
1869
Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1960)
1864
Clara Emilia Smitt, Swedish author (d. 1928)
1858
Carter Glass, American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1946)
1848
Katsura Tarō, Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
1839
Carl Humann, German archaeologist, architect, and engineer (d. 1896)
1838
General Tom Thumb, American circus performer (d. 1883)
1832
George Tryon, English admiral (d. 1893)
1813
Isaac Pitman, English linguist and educator (d. 1897)
1809
Louis Braille, French educator, invented Braille (d. 1852)
1785
Jacob Grimm, German philologist and mythologist (d. 1863)
1720
Johann Friedrich Agricola, German organist and composer (d. 1774)
1710
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer, violinist, and organist (d. 1736)
1672
Hugh Boulter, English-Irish archbishop (d. 1742)
1664
Lars Roberg, Swedish physician and academic (d. 1742)
1643
Isaac Newton, English mathematician and physicist (d. 1727)
1581
James Ussher, Irish archbishop and historian (d. 1656)
1567
François d'Aguilon, Belgian Jesuit mathematician (d. 1617)
1467
Bodo VIII, Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode (d. 1538)
1334
Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy (d. 1383)
1077
Emperor Zhezong of China (d. 1100)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Harold Brown, 14th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1927)
2017
Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b. 1918)
2017
Georges Prêtre, French orchestral and opera conductor (b. 1924)
2016
S. H. Kapadia, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 38th Chief Justice of India (b. 1947)
2016
Stephen W. Bosworth, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Korea (b. 1939)
2016
Frank Armitage, Australian-American artist for Walt Disney Studios (b. 1924)
2015
Pino Daniele, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1955)
2014
Jean Metellus, Haitian neurologist, author, poet, and playwright (b. 1937)
2013
Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Russian colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
2013
Anwar Shamim, Pakistani general (b. 1931)
2013
Zoran Žižić, Montenegrin politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1951)
2012
Eve Arnold, American photographer and journalist (b. 1912)
2012
Rod Robbie, English-Canadian architect, designed the Canadian Pavilion and Rogers Centre (b. 1928)
2011
Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (b. 1937)
2011
Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
2011
Salmaan Taseer, Pakistani businessman and politician, 26th Governor of Punjab, Pakistan (b. 1944)
2010
Johan Ferrier, Surinamese educator and politician, 1st President of Suriname (b. 1910)
2010
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese engineer (b. 1916)
2009
Gert Jonke, Austrian poet, playwright, and author (b. 1946)
2008
Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist (b. 1932)
2007
Helen Hill, American director and producer (b. 1970)
2007
Lewis Hodges, English air marshal and pilot (b. 1918)
2007
Steve Krantz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)
2007
Marais Viljoen, South African politician, 5th State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
2007
Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
2007
Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
2006
Irving Layton, Romanian-Canadian poet and academic (b. 1912)
2006
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emirati politician, 1st Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1946)
2006
Milton Himmelfarb, American sociographer, author, and academic (b. 1918)
2005
Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1924)
2005
Frank Harary, American mathematician and academic (b. 1921)
2005
Humphrey Carpenter, English radio host and author (b. 1946)
2005
Robert Heilbroner, American economist and historian (b. 1919)
2004
Brian Gibson, English director and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2004
Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
2004
John Toland, American historian and author (b. 1912)
2003
Hanno Drechsler, German academic and politician, Mayor of Marburg (b. 1931)
2003
Sabine Ulibarrí, American poet and critic (b. 1919)
2001
Les Brown, American bandleader and composer (b. 1912)
2000
Spyros Markezinis, Greek lawyer and politician, 170th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1909)
2000
Tom Fears, Mexican-American football player and coach (b. 1922)
1999
Iron Eyes Cody, American actor and stuntman (b. 1904)
1998
Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
1997
Harry Helmsley, American businessman (b. 1909)
1995
Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (b. 1942)
1995
Sol Tax, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1907)
1994
R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer, and one of the influential music directors of the Indian film industry. (b. 1939)
1990
Harold Eugene Edgerton, American engineer and academic (b. 1903)
1990
Henry Bolte, Australian sergeant and politician, 38th Premier of Victoria (b. 1908)
1988
Lily Laskine, French harp player (b. 1893)
1986
Christopher Isherwood, English-American author and academic (b. 1904)
1986
Phil Lynott, Irish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (b. 1949)
1985
Brian Horrocks, Indian-English general (b. 1895)
1976
Epameinondas Thomopoulos, Greek painter and illustrator (b. 1878)
1975
Carlo Levi, Italian painter, author, and activist (b. 1902)
1970
Jean Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
1969
Paul Chambers, American bassist and composer (b. 1935)
1967
Donald Campbell, English race car driver and sailor (b. 1921)
1965
T. S. Eliot, American-English poet, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1962
Hans Lammers, German jurist and politician (b. 1879)
1961
Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1960
Albert Camus, French novelist, philosopher, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
1944
Kaj Munk, Danish playwright and pastor (b. 1898)
1944
Jean Tatlock, American psychiatrist and physician (b. 1914)
1943
Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish swimmer and water polo player (b. 1911)
1941
Henri Bergson, French philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
1940
Flora Finch, English-American actress and producer (b. 1867)
1931
Art Acord, American actor and stuntman (b. 1890)
1931
Louise, Princess Royal of England (b. 1867)
1931
Mohammad Ali Jouhar, Indian journalist, activist, and scholar (b. 1878)
1927
Süleyman Nazif, Turkish poet and civil servant (b. 1870)
1925
Nellie Cashman, American Nurse, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and gold prospector (b. 1845)
1924
Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1852)
1920
Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish author and playwright (b. 1843)
1919
Georg von Hertling, German academic and politician, 7th Chancellor of the German Empire (b. 1843)
1912
Clarence Dutton, American geologist and soldier (b. 1841)
1910
Léon Delagrange, French pilot and sculptor (b. 1873)
1904
Anna Winlock, American astronomer and academic (b. 1857)
1901
Nikolaos Gyzis, Greek painter and academic (b. 1842)
1896
Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German bishop and academic (b. 1821)
1891
Antoine Labelle, Canadian priest (b. 1833)
1883
Antoine Chanzy, French general (b. 1823)
1882
John William Draper, English-American physician, chemist, and photographer (b. 1811)
1880
Anselm Feuerbach, German painter and educator (b. 1829)
1880
Edward William Cooke, English painter and illustrator (b. 1811)
1877
Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1794)
1874
Thomas Gregson, English-Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)
1863
Roger Hanson, American general (b. 1827)
1825
Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1751)
1821
Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint (b. 1774)
1804
Charlotte Lennox, English author and poet (b. 1730)
1786
Moses Mendelssohn, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1729)
1782
Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect, designed École Militaire (b. 1698)
1761
Stephen Hales, English clergyman and physiologist (b. 1677)
1752
Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1704)
1695
François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, French general (b. 1628)
1606
George Villiers, English knight and country gentleman (b. c. 1544)
1604
Ferenc Nádasdy, Hungarian noble (b. 1555)
1584
Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1539)
1428
Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (b. 1370)
1424
Muzio Sforza, Italian condottiero
1399
Nicholas Eymerich, Catalan theologian and inquisitor
1344
Robert de Lisle, 1st Baron Lisle, English peer (b. 1288)
1286
Anna Komnene Doukaina, Princess of Achaea
1248
Sancho II of Portugal (b. 1209)
1207
Simon II, Duke of Lorraine
874
Hasan al-Askari, eleventh of the Twelve Imams (b. 846)
871
Æthelwulf, Saxon ealdorman

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