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On This Day in History:  March 6

March 6 is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 300 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Retired trucker wins $1M NJ Lottery 'second chance' jackpot. A retired trucker from Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, won $1 million in the Asbury Park Convention Hall at the New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay event.
2020
New law allows online sale of Virginia lottery tickets. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a bill into law that permits the online sale of state lottery tickets, which the fiscal estimate suggests could generate $12 million in annual state revenue.
2019
$273M Mega Millions jackpot winner from NJ says he initially forgot the lottery ticket at the store. A New Jersey man who claimed a $273 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot this week left the winning ticket at the store.
2018
Lottery winner memorialized his winning numbers in his swimming pool. If you're hoping for a bit of extra lottery luck this week, perhaps living in the home of a lottery winner might make some good fortune rub off on you — and now you can do just that.
2017
Battle over Florida Lottery contract goes to court. A Florida judge must decide if the administration of Gov. Rick Scott broke the law when the state lottery approved a contract worth over $700 million.
2016
Pennsylvania judge and friends win $291M Powerball jackpot. After returning home to Pennsylvania after his annual Florida vacation with friends, a Senior District Judge checked his lottery numbers and realized he held the sole winning ticket in last Wednesday's massive $291 million Powerball jackpot.
2014
Bronx woman hits $2M Powerball prize with fortune cookie numbers. Emma Duvoll dined at Sammy’s Noodle Shop & Grill in Greenwich Village and played the numbers found in her fortune cookie -- and won a $2 million Powerball prize.
2014
$270 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot keeps growing. Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $270 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $240 million grand prize.
2012
2 W.Va. veterans pull off incredible Powerball win worth $14M. Two Vietnam War Veterans from Weston, West Virginia, were introduced by West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave as West Virginia's newest millionaires at a press conference at Lottery Headquarters Monday, according to a news release from the Lottery.
2012
Rhode Island woman, 81, claims $336 Million Powerball jackpot. Louise White, a "vivacious" 81-year-old of Newport, R.I., stepped forward today as the winner of $336.4 million, the third largest Powerball lottery in the history of the game.
2009
More Calif. stores accused of stealing customers' lottery prizes. Ten retailers and clerks are accused of trying to cash in customers' winning lottery tickets at three locations in San Jose, two in Milpitas and one in Santa Clara.
2008
Man accused of stealing $10,000 lottery ticket from co-workers. A Collinsville, Illinois, man is accused of stealing a winning $10,000 ticket from an office lottery pool.
2008
New Florida Lotto playslips a bother to some. After the Florida Lottery made changes to the Lotto playslips and added new jackpot options, some retailers said players were aggravated by having to fill out new playslips and did not understand the new jackpot feature.
2007
Lottery results worth $370 million drawn in Times Square. Millions of people holding tickets for tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing are checking their numbers to see if they will be that lucky soul whose life will instantly change. Check out the winning numbers, and advice for winners.
2007
$370 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record. The Mega Millions Jackpot has broken an all-time, worldwide record. It now stands at $370 million and tickets are selling at an amazing rate.
2007
Long odds don't bother 'Mega' fans. Players across the country are lining up at convenience stores and newsstands for a chance to win the largest pot in Mega Millions lottery history, even though they acknowledged their odds are a 'zillion to one'.
2007
S.C woman facing 3 charges of lottery fraud. A South Carolina convenience store employee turned herself in to police Monday on allegations she stole dozens of scratch-off lottery tickets from work last month and then cashed in the winners, officials said.
2006
N.C. Lottery Update: Moving Quickly. As more stores come online, the North Carolina Lottery is quickly sprouting into what is expected to be a billion-dollar enterprise.
2006
One ticket wins $21 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers drawn Saturday night to win the $21 million jackpot, lottery officials said Sunday.
2006
Michigan lottery winner managing to keep small profile. A lucky millionaire, who claimed his winnings after the Feb. 15 Classic Lotto 47 drawing, wants to remain anonymous.
2006
Missouri man wins $1.6 million in lottery. Columbia resident William Hainen might be $1.6 million richer after winning the Missouri Lottery, but that doesn't mean he's a celebrity at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$390 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2007
2.$381 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2019
3.$346.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2018
4.$270 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2014
5.$265 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2018
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2008
7.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2016
8.$139 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2010
9.€100 Million
US$138.75 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2014
10.€109.06 Million
US$135.13 Million
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2018
11.€115.73 Million
US$130.05 Million
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2019
12.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2011
12.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2012
14.€100 Million
US$126.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2009
15.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2013
16.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2007
17.€80 Million
US$110.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2011
18.€100 Million
US$109.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2015
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2015
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2020
21.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2017
22.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2017
22.$85 Million
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2001
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2004
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2020

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1978
Monday, Mar 6, 1978
42 years old
1970
Friday, Mar 6, 1970
50 years old
1965
Saturday, Mar 6, 1965
55 years old
1963
Wednesday, Mar 6, 1963
57 years old
1961
Monday, Mar 6, 1961
59 years old
1957
Wednesday, Mar 6, 1957
63 years old
1935
Wednesday, Mar 6, 1935
85 years old
1933
Monday, Mar 6, 1933
87 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2008
A suicide bomber kills 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman kills eight students in Jerusalem.
2003
Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashes at the Aguenar - Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport in Tamanrasset, Algeria, killing 102 out of the 103 people on board.
1992
The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
1988
Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar in Operation Flavius.
1987
The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds, killing 193.
1984
In the United Kingdom, a walkout at Cortonwood Colliery in Brampton Bierlow signals the start of a strike that lasted almost a year and involved the majority of the country's miners.
1983
The first United States Football League games are played.
1975
For the first time the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.
1975
Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
1970
An explosion at the Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.
1968
Three rebels are executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.
1967
Cold War: Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyevadefects to the United States.
1965
Premier Tom Playford of South Australia loses power after 27 years in office.
1964
Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
1964
Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
1957
Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain independence from the British.
1953
Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1951
Cold War: The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
1946
Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
1945
World War II: Cologne is captured by American troops.
1945
World War II: Operation Spring Awakening, the last major German offensive of the war, begins.
1943
Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series.
1933
Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
1930
International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern.
1921
Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
1912
Italo-Turkish War: Italian forces become the first to use airships in war, as two dirigibles drop bombs on Turkish troops encamped at Janzur, from an altitude of 6,000 feet.
1902
Real Madrid C.F. is founded.
1899
Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark.
1882
The Serbian kingdom is re-founded.
1869
Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
1857
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
1836
Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo - After a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.
1834
York, Upper Canada, is incorporated as Toronto.
1820
The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
1788
The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
1665
The first joint Secretary of the Royal Society, Henry Oldenburg, publishes the first issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world's longest-running scientific journal.
1521
Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
1454
Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation's struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
1323
Treaty of Paris of 1323 is signed.
1204
The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus.
961
Byzantine conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of Crete.
845
Execution of the 42 Martyrs of Amorium at Samarra.
632
The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
12 BC
The Roman EmperorAugustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the emperor.

Births On This Day

1996
Tyrell Fuimaono, Australian rugby league player
1996
Timo Werner, German footballer
1995
Georgi Kitanov, Bulgarian footballer
1994
Nathan Redmond, English footballer
1994
Marcus Smart, American basketball player
1994
Wesley Hoedt, Dutch footballer
1993
Andrés Rentería, Colombian footballer
1991
Lex Luger, American keyboard player and producer
1991
Emma McDougall, English footballer (d. 2013)
1991
Tyler Gregory Okonma, American rapper
1989
Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player
1988
Agnes Carlsson, Swedish singer
1988
Marina Erakovic, New Zealand tennis player
1988
Simon Mignolet, Belgian footballer
1987
Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer
1987
José Manuel Flores, Spanish footballer
1986
Jake Arrieta, American baseball player
1986
Francisco Cervelli, Venezuelan-Italian baseball player
1986
Ross Detwiler, American baseball player
1986
Eli Marienthal, American actor
1986
Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish footballer
1985
Bakaye Traoré, French-Malian footballer
1984
Daniël de Ridder, Dutch footballer
1984
Eskil Pedersen, Norwegian politician
1984
Chris Tomson, American drummer
1983
Andranik Teymourian, Armenian-Iranian footballer
1981
Ellen Muth, American actress
1980
Emílson Cribari, Brazilian footballer
1979
Clint Barmes, American baseball player
1979
Érik Bédard, Canadian baseball player
1979
David Flair, American wrestler
1979
Tim Howard, American soccer player
1978
Sage Rosenfels, American football player
1978
Chad Wicks, American wrestler
1977
Nantie Hayward, South African cricketer
1977
Giorgos Karagounis, Greek footballer
1977
Shabani Nonda, DR Congolese footballer
1977
Marcus Thames, American baseball player and coach
1976
Ken Anderson, American wrestler and actor
1975
Aracely Arámbula, Mexican actress and singer
1975
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Canadian pianist and conductor
1974
Guy Garvey, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Matthew Guy, Australian politician
1974
Brad Schumacher, American swimmer
1974
Beanie Sigel, American rapper
1973
Michael Finley, American basketball player
1973
Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
1973
Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
1973
Trent Willmon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player, actor, and rapper
1972
Jaret Reddick, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1971
Darrick Martin, American basketball player and coach
1968
Moira Kelly, American actress and director
1967
Julio Bocca, Argentinian ballet dancer and director
1967
Connie Britton, American actress
1967
Glenn Greenwald, American journalist and author
1967
Shuler Hensley, American actor and singer
1966
Alan Davies, English comedian, actor and screenwriter
1965
Allan Bateman, Welsh rugby player
1965
Jim Knight, English politician
1963
D. L. Hughley, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Alison Nicholas, British golfer
1960
Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player and coach
1956
Peter Roebuck, English cricketer, journalist, and sportcaster (d. 2011)
1956
Steve Vizard, Australian television host, actor, and producer
1955
Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician, 5th President of Burundi (d. 1994)
1955
Alberta Watson, Canadian actress (d. 2015)
1954
Jeff Greenwald, American author, photographer, and monologist
1954
Harald Schumacher, German footballer and manager
1953
Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepali banker and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Nepal
1953
Carolyn Porco, American astronomer and academic
1953
Phil Alvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Blasters)
1952
Denis Napthine, Australian politician, 47th Premier of Victoria
1951
Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
1950
Arthur Roche, English archbishop
1949
Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani economist and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Pakistan
1949
Martin Buchan, Scottish footballer and manager
1948
Stephen Schwartz, American composer and producer
1947
Kiki Dee, English singer-songwriter
1947
Dick Fosbury, American high jumper
1947
Anna Maria Horsford, American actress
1947
Rob Reiner, American actor, director, producer, and activist
1947
Jean Seaton, English historian and academic
1947
John Stossel, American journalist and author
1946
David Gilmour, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Richard Noble, Scottish race car driver and businessman
1945
Angelo Castro, Jr., Filipino actor and journalist (d. 2012)
1944
Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (d. 2015)
1944
Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand soprano and actress
1944
Mary Wilson, American singer
1942
Ben Murphy, American actor
1941
Peter Brötzmann, German saxophonist and clarinet player
1941
Marilyn Strathern, Welsh anthropologist and academic
1940
Ken Danby, Canadian painter (d. 2007)
1940
Joanna Miles, French-born American actress
1940
R. H. Sikes, American golfer
1940
Willie Stargell, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)
1940
Jeff Wooller, English accountant and banker
1939
Kit Bond, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Missouri
1939
Adam Osborne, Thai-Indian engineer and businessman, founded the Osborne Computer Corporation (d. 2003)
1938
Keishu Tanaka, Japanese politician, 17th Japanese Minister of Justice
1937
Ivan Boesky, American businessman
1937
Valentina Tereshkova, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut
1936
Bob Akin, American race car driver and journalist (d. 2002)
1936
Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (d. 2014)
1936
Choummaly Sayasone, Laotian politician, 5th President of Laos
1935
Ron Delany, Irish runner and coach
1935
Derek Kevan, English footballer (d. 2013)
1934
Red Simpson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1933
Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1933
William Davis, German-English journalist and economist (d. 2019)
1933
Augusto Odone, Italian economist and inventor of Lorenzo's oil (d. 2013)
1932
Marc Bazin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (d. 2010)
1932
Bronisław Geremek, Polish historian and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2008)
1930
Lorin Maazel, French-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2014)
1929
Tom Foley, American lawyer and politician, 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2013)
1929
David Sheppard, English cricketer and bishop (d. 2005)
1927
William J. Bell, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1927
Gordon Cooper, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2004)
1927
Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
1926
Ann Curtis, American swimmer (d. 2012)
1926
Alan Greenspan, American economist and politician
1926
Ray O'Connor, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (d. 2013)
1926
Andrzej Wajda, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1924
Ottmar Walter, German footballer (d. 2013)
1924
William H. Webster, American lawyer and jurist, 14th Director of Central Intelligence
1923
Ed McMahon, American comedian, game show host, and announcer (d. 2009)
1923
Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1968)
1921
Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American holocaust survivor and author (d. 2014)
1920
Lewis Gilbert, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1918
Howard McGhee, American trumpeter (d. 1987)
1917
Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (d. 2003)
1917
Will Eisner, American illustrator and publisher (d. 2005)
1917
Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
1912
Mohammed Burhanuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq (d. 2014)
1910
Ella Logan, Scottish-American singer and actress (d. 1969)
1909
Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 1987)
1909
Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish poet and author (d. 1966)
1906
Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)
1905
Bob Wills, American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1975)
1904
José Antonio Aguirre, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (d. 1960)
1903
Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
1900
Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano and actress (d. 2001)
1900
Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
1900
Henri Jeanson, French journalist and author (d. 1970)
1898
Gus Sonnenberg, American football player and wrestler (d. 1944)
1895
Albert Tessier, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1976)
1893
Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
1886
Jam Handy, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1983)
1886
Nella Walker, American actress and vaudevillian (d. 1971)
1885
Ring Lardner, American journalist and author (d. 1933)
1884
Molla Mallory, Norwegian-American tennis player (d. 1959)
1882
F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect, co-designed Villa Vizcaya (d. 1980)
1882
Guy Kibbee, American actor and singer (d. 1956)
1879
Jimmy Hunter, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1962)
1872
Ben Harney, American pianist and composer (d. 1938)
1871
Afonso Costa, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 59th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1937)
1870
Oscar Straus, Viennese composer and conductor (d. 1954)
1864
Richard Rushall, British businessman (d. 1953)
1849
Georg Luger, Austrian gun designer, designed the Luger pistol (d. 1923)
1841
Viktor Burenin, Russian author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1926)
1834
George du Maurier, French-English author and illustrator (d. 1896)
1831
Philip Sheridan, Irish-American general (d. 1888)
1823
Charles I of Württemberg (d. 1891)
1818
William Claflin, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
1817
Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
1812
Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American businessman, co-founded the Waltham Watch Company (d. 1895)
1806
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English-Italian poet and translator (d. 1861)
1787
Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist and astronomer (d. 1826)
1785
Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1857)
1780
Lucy Barnes, American writer (d. 1809)
1779
Antoine-Henri Jomini, Swiss-French general (d. 1869)
1761
Antoine-François Andréossy, French general and diplomat (d. 1828)
1724
Henry Laurens, English-American merchant and politician, 5th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1792)
1716
Pehr Kalm, Swedish-Finnish botanist and explorer (d. 1779)
1706
George Pocock, English admiral (d. 1792)
1663
Francis Atterbury, English bishop and poet (d. 1732)
1619
Cyrano de Bergerac, French author and playwright (d. 1655)
1536
Santi di Tito, Italian painter (d. 1603)
1495
Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet and diplomat (d. 1556)
1493
Juan Luis Vives, Spanish scholar and humanist (d. 1540)
1483
Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian and politician (d. 1540)
1475
Michelangelo, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1564)
1459
Jakob Fugger, German merchant and banker (d. 1525)
1405
John II of Castile (d. 1454)
1340
John of Gaunt (d. 1399)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Peter Nicholls, Australian science fiction critic and encyclopedist (b. 1939)
2017
Robert Osborne, American actor and historian (b. 1932)
2016
Nancy Reagan, American actress, 42nd First Lady of the United States (b. 1921)
2016
Sheila Varian, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1937)
2015
Fred Craddock, American minister and academic (b. 1928)
2015
Ram Sundar Das, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1921)
2015
Enrique "Coco" Vicéns, Puerto Rican-American basketball player and politician (b. 1926)
2014
Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (b. 1969)
2014
Frank Jobe, American soldier and surgeon (b. 1925)
2014
Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1921)
2014
Martin Nesbitt, American lawyer and politician (b. 1946)
2014
Manlio Sgalambro, Italian philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1924)
2013
Chorão, Brazilian singer-songwriter (Charlie Brown Jr.) (b. 1970)
2013
Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
2013
Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
2013
W. Wallace Cleland, American biochemist and academic (b. 1930)
2012
Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese politician, 1st President of East Timor (b. 1937)
2012
Louis J. Michot, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician (b. 1922)
2012
Donald M. Payne, American businessman and politician (b. 1934)
2012
Helen Walulik, American baseball player (b. 1929)
2010
Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
2010
Mark Linkous, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1962)
2010
Betty Millard, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1911)
2009
Francis Magalona, Filipino rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1964)
2008
Peter Poreku Dery, Ghanaian cardinal (b. 1918)
2007
Jean Baudrillard, French photographer and theorist (b. 1929)
2007
Ernest Gallo, American businessman, co-founded E & J Gallo Winery (b. 1909)
2006
Anne Braden, American journalist and activist (b. 1924)
2006
Kirby Puckett, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)
2005
Hans Bethe, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
2005
Danny Gardella, American baseball player and trainer (b. 1920)
2005
Tommy Vance, English radio host (b. 1943)
2005
Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
2004
Hercules, American wrestler (b. 1957)
2004
Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
2002
Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
2000
John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
1999
Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahrain king (b. 1933)
1997
Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (b. 1918)
1997
Michael Manley, Jamaican soldier, pilot, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1924)
1997
Ursula Torday, English author (b. 1912)
1994
Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician, 9th Greek Minister of Culture (b. 1920)
1988
Mairéad Farrell, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1957)
1988
Daniel McCann, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1957)
1988
Seán Savage, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1965)
1986
Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter (b. 1887)
1984
Billy Collins, Jr., American boxer (b. 1961)
1984
Martin Niemöller, German pastor and theologian (b. 1892)
1984
Homer N. Wallin, American admiral (b. 1893)
1984
Henry Wilcoxon, Dominican-American actor and producer (b. 1905)
1982
Ayn Rand, Russian-American philosopher, author, and playwright (b. 1905)
1981
George Geary, English cricketer and coach (b. 1893)
1981
Rambhau Mhalgi, Indian politician and member of the Lok Sabha (b. 9 July 1921)
1978
Dennis Viollet, English-American soccer player and manager (b. 1933)
1977
Alvin R. Dyer, American religious leader (b. 1903)
1976
Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer (b. 1903)
1974
Ernest Becker, American anthropologist and author (b. 1924)
1973
Pearl S. Buck, American novelist, essayist, short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
1970
William Hopper, American actor (b. 1915)
1967
John Haden Badley, English author and educator, founded the Bedales School (b. 1865)
1967
Nelson Eddy, American actor and singer (b. 1901)
1967
Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer, linguist, and philosopher (b. 1882)
1965
Margaret Dumont, American actress (b. 1889)
1964
Paul of Greece (b. 1901)
1961
George Formby, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)
1955
Mammad Amin Rasulzade, Azerbaijani scholar and politician (b. 1884)
1952
Jürgen Stroop, German general (b. 1895)
1951
Ivor Novello, Welsh singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)
1951
Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine (b. 1880)
1950
Albert François Lebrun, French engineer and politician, 15th President of France (b. 1871)
1948
Ross Lockridge, Jr., American author, poet, and academic (b. 1914)
1948
Alice Woodby McKane, First Black woman doctor in Savannah, Georgia (b. 1865)
1941
Francis Aveling, Canadian priest, psychologist, and author (b. 1875)
1941
Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor and academic, designed Mount Rushmore (b. 1867)
1939
Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician and academic (b. 1852)
1935
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)
1933
Anton Cermak, Czech-American lawyer and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1873)
1932
John Philip Sousa, American conductor and composer (b. 1854)
1920
Ömer Seyfettin, Turkish author and educator (b. 1884)
1919
Oskars Kalpaks, Latvian colonel (b. 1882)
1905
John Henninger Reagan, American surveyor, judge, and politician, 3rd Confederate States of America Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1818)
1905
Makar Yekmalyan, Armenian composer (b. 1856)
1900
Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (b. 1834)
1899
Kaʻiulani of Hawaii (b. 1875)
1895
Camilla Collett, Norwegian novelist and activist (b. 1813)
1888
Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (b. 1832)
1867
Charles Farrar Browne, American-English author and educator (b. 1834)
1866
William Whewell, English priest, historian, and philosopher (b. 1794)
1854
Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, Irish colonel and diplomat, Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (b. 1778)
1836
Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo: James Bonham, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1807)
1836
Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo: James Bowie, American colonel (b. 1796)
1836
Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo: Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (b. 1786)
1836
Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo: William B. Travis, American lieutenant colonel and lawyer (b. 1809)
1796
Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French historian and author (b. 1713)
1764
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1690)
1758
Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (b. 1705)
1754
Henry Pelham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1694)
1616
Francis Beaumont, English playwright (b. 1584)
1531
Pedro Arias Dávila, Spanish explorer and diplomat (b. 1440)
1491
Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers
1490
Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (b. 1458)
1466
Alvise Loredan, Venetian admiral and statesman (b. 1393)
1353
Roger Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Ruthyn
1251
Rose of Viterbo, Italian saint (b. 1235)
1070
Ulric I, Margrave of Carniola
903
Lu Guangqi, Chinese official and chancellor
903
Su Jian, Chinese official and chancellor
766
Chrodegang, Frankish bishop and saint
653
Li Ke, prince of the Tang Dynasty
190
Liu Bian (poisoned by Dong Zhuo) (b. 176)

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