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On This Day in History:  March 9

March 9 is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 297 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Michigan Lottery has few options to stop players who spend millions. The Michigan Lottery — and lotteries in general — have trouble reining in abusive spending by players who take advantage of the anonymous nature of lottery ticket purchasing.
2017
California Lottery delaying payouts to winners. If you win a California Lottery scratchers prize above $600, you'll now have to wait much longer to get that money.
2016
French lottery 'winner' went on huge spending spree only to realize she had wrong number. A 46-year old French mother racked up thousands of euros in spending on jewelry and perfume after "winning" the Euro Millions lottery, only to discover she had the wrong number by one digit.
2016
Illinois Lottery to stop online, mobile app sales of single tickets. In less than two weeks, Illinois Lottery players hoping to strike it rich with single tickets purchased online or via the lottery's mobile app will be out of luck.
2016
FBI warns about lottery fraud. Criminals conducting lottery scams are as persuasive as they are sophisticated, according to a warning issued by the FBI.
2015
N.J. woman claims state's biggest-ever scratch-off jackpot. The winner of $5 million, the largest prize offered on a New Jersey Lottery instant ticket, said the reality of the situation hasn't quite sunk in yet.
2013
Lottery winnings will enable family reunion. An Illinois couple plans to use their lottery winnings to visit their son, a U.S. Navy pilot, in Hawaii -- and then get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to sail with him on an aircraft carrier as he returns from deployment in the Middle East.
2011
$151 Million: Lottery riches up for grabs in Mega Millions game. The jackpot for Friday night's multi-state Mega Millions lottery draw now stands at $151 million, the largest since January 4th, when a $380 million mega-jackpot was split by two winning tickets from Idaho and Washington.
2010
Kentucky Lottery earns first Responsible Gaming Certfication. The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has been awarded Level 2 Certification of the World Lottery Association's (WLA's) Responsible Gaming Framework.
2009
N.Y. man scratches way to lottery million. Michael Levy will never forget the New York lottery tickets he purchased on Friday, February 13.
2006
$200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires Friday. Time is running out for the New Mexico Lottery player who may hold a Powerball second prize ticket worth $200,000.
2006
N.D. lawmaker quits anti-lottery group. The North Dakota Senate's top officer has quit a lottery opposition group, saying it has become too partisan.
2006
N.C. lottery director says lower payouts could hurt sales. The North Carolina Lottery's executive director says the law requiring the lottery to return at least 35 percent of all ticket sales to state education programs could inhibit sales and ultimately cost the state money.
2006
What would the experts do with a lottery jackpot?. If you won the lottery, as eight Nebraska meatpackers did last month, splitting a $365 million jackpot, what investment would be at the top of your wish list?
2004
Bank runs out of money while cashing lottery tickets. More than 1,100 people won Ohio's "Pick Four" lottery with the numbers 1111, causing one bank to run out of money while trying to pay multiple winners.
2004
Campus sales of Tennessee Lottery tickets unlikely. While colleges are ready to accept tuition payments funded by Tennessee's lottery, that doesn't mean tickets for the games of chance will be sold on state campuses.
2004
$28.5 million California lottery ticket unclaimed. California's public schools appeared to be the big winners Monday night when a $28.5 million lottery ticket went unclaimed after six months.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$414 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2019
2.$380.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2018
3.$309 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2014
4.$290 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2018
5.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2008
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2010
7.€112 Million
US$155.22 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2014
8.$151 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2011
9.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2013
10.$148 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2012
11.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2007
12.€111.49 Million
US$137.21 Million
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2018
13.€117.05 Million
US$131.5 Million
Draw Date
Mar 9, 2019
14.$119 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2015
15.€80 Million
US$110.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2011
16.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2020
17.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2017
18.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2017
19.€73 Million
US$82.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2019
20.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2004
21.€72 Million
US$76.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2017
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2020
23.€61 Million
US$67.25 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2020
24.$62.9 Million
Draw Date
Mar 10, 2014
25.$62 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1994
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1994
26 years old
1989
Thursday, Mar 9, 1989
31 years old
1985
Saturday, Mar 9, 1985
35 years old
1985
Saturday, Mar 9, 1985
35 years old
1982
Tuesday, Mar 9, 1982
38 years old
1981
Monday, Mar 9, 1981
39 years old
1978
Thursday, Mar 9, 1978
42 years old
1977
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1977
43 years old
1977
Wednesday, Mar 9, 1977
43 years old
1971
Tuesday, Mar 9, 1971
49 years old
1968
Saturday, Mar 9, 1968
52 years old
1962
Friday, Mar 9, 1962
58 years old
1954
Tuesday, Mar 9, 1954
66 years old
1954
Tuesday, Mar 9, 1954
66 years old
1953
Monday, Mar 9, 1953
67 years old
1953
Monday, Mar 9, 1953
67 years old
1950
Thursday, Mar 9, 1950
70 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza. Twelve Palestinians militants are killed as part of the latest escalation in violence in the region.
2011
Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
1997
Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
1978
President Soeharto inaugurated Jagorawi Toll Road, the first toll highway in Indonesia, connecting Jakarta, Bogor and Ciawi, West Java.
1977
The Hanafi Siege: In a thirty-nine-hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
1976
Forty-two people die in the Cavalese cable car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
1974
The Mars 7 Flyby bus releases the descent module too early, missing Mars.
1967
Trans World AirlinesFlight 553, a DouglasDC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.
1961
Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that the Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
1960
Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
1959
The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
1957
The 8.6 MwAndreanof Islands earthquake shakes the Aleutian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), causing $5 million in damage from ground movement and a destructive tsunami that affected Hawaii, where two people were killed in a plane crash while documenting its arrival.
1956
Soviet forces suppress mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinization policy.
1954
McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly.
1946
Bolton Wanderersstadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.
1945
World War II: The first nocturnal incendiary attack on Tokyo inflicts damage comparable to that inflicted on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki five months later.
1945
World War II: A coup d'état by Japanese forces in French Indochina removes the French from power.
1944
World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a five-day battle.
1944
World War II: Soviet Army planes attack Tallinn, Estonia.
1942
World War II: Dutch East Indies, represented by KNIL Commander in Chief Lieutenant GeneralHein Ter Poorten, unconditionally surrendered to the Japanese forces in Kalijati, Subang, West Java, and the Japanese completed their Dutch East Indies campaign.
1933
Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
1925
Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
1916
Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico.
1910
The Westmoreland County coal strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
1908
Inter Milan was founded on Football Club Internazionale, following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club.
1896
Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adwa.
1862
American Civil War: USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
1847
Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
1842
Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera composers.
1842
The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
1841
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
1815
Francis Ronalds describes the first battery-operated clock in the Philosophical Magazine.
1811
Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
1796
Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
1776
The Wealth of Nations by Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith is published.
1765
After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.
1566
David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1500
The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
1276
Augsburg becomes a Free imperial city.
1230
BulgarianTsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
1226
KhwarazmiansultanJalal ad-Din conquers the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
1009
First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
141 BC
Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han dynasty of China.

Births On This Day

2001
Jeon So-mi, Canadian-South Korean singer (I.O.I)
1997
Darsheel Safary, Indian actor
1994
Morgan Rielly, Canadian ice hockey player
1993
Suga, Korean artist (BTS)
1991
Jooyoung, Korean singer-songwriter
1990
Daley Blind, Dutch footballer
1990
Tatsuki Machida, Japanese figure skater
1990
Aras Özbiliz, Turkish-Armenian footballer
1990
Matt Robinson, New Zealand rugby league player
1990
YG (rapper), American rapper
1989
Kim Tae-yeon, South Korean Singer
1987
Bow Wow, American rapper, actor, and television host
1987
Tochiōzan Yūichirō, Japanese sumo wrestler
1986
Colin Greening, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Brittany Snow, American actress and producer
1985
Brent Burns, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Jesse Litsch, American baseball player
1985
Pastor Maldonado, Venezuelan race car driver
1985
Parthiv Patel, Indian cricketer
1984
Abdoulay Konko, French footballer
1984
Julia Mancuso, American skier
1984
Simon Dominic, South Korean hip hop recording artist
1983
Wayne Simien, American basketball player
1983
Clint Dempsey, American soccer player
1982
Ryan Bayley, Australian cyclist
1982
Matt Bowen, Australian rugby league player
1982
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, Croatian tennis player
1981
Antonio Bryant, American football player
1981
Clay Rapada, American baseball player
1980
Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor, model, and writer
1979
Oscar Isaac, Guatemalan-American actor
1978
Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
1977
Radek Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player
1976
Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host
1975
Roy Makaay, Dutch footballer and manager
1975
Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentinian footballer
1974
Mark Harrity, Australian cricketer
1973
Liam Griffin, English race car driver and businessman
1972
Jean Louisa Kelly, American actress
1972
Travis Lane Stork, American physician
1972
Jodey Arrington, U.S. Congressman from Texas
1971
Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
1970
Naveen Jindal, Indian businessman and politician
1970
Martin Johnson, English rugby player and coach
1970
David Guido Pietroni, Italian director and producer
1969
Kimberly Guilfoyle, American lawyer and journalist
1968
Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer
1966
Brendan Canty, American drummer and songwriter
1966
Tony Lockett, Australian footballer
1966
Michael Patrick MacDonald, Irish-American author and activist
1965
Brian Bosworth, American football player and actor
1965
Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1964
Juliette Binoche, French actress
1964
Phil Housley, American ice hockey player and coach
1964
Valérie Lemercier, French actress, singer, director
1964
Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
1963
Ivan Henjak, Australian rugby player and coach
1963
Terry Mulholland, American baseball player
1963
David Pogue, American journalist and author
1963
Jean-Marc Vallée, Canadian director and screenwriter
1962
Jan Furtok, Polish footballer and manager
1961
Mike Leach, American football player and coach
1961
Rick Steiner, American wrestler
1961
Darrell Walker, American basketball player and coach
1960
Linda Fiorentino, American actress
1959
Giovanni di Lorenzo, Swedish-German journalist
1959
Takaaki Kajita, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1959
Lonny Price, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1958
Martin Fry, English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer
1958
Paul MacLean, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1957
PZ Myers, American biologist, author, and academic
1957
Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
1956
Mark Dantonio, American football player and coach
1956
Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
1956
David Willetts, English academic and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
1955
Teo Fabi, Italian race car driver
1955
Ornella Muti, Italian actress
1955
Józef Pinior, Polish academic and politician
1954
Carlos Ghosn, Brazilian-Lebanese-French business executive
1954
Bobby Sands, PIRA volunteer; Irish republican politician (d. 1981)
1954
Jock Taylor, Scottish motorcycle racer (d. 1982)
1952
Bill Beaumont, English rugby player and manager
1951
Helen Zille, South African journalist and politician, 7th Premier of the Western Cape
1950
Doug Ault, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
1950
Andy North, American golfer
1950
Howard Shelley, English pianist and conductor
1949
Trevor Burton, English singer and guitarist
1949
Neil Hamilton, Welsh lawyer and politician
1948
Emma Bonino, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1948
Eric Fischl, American painter and sculptor
1948
Jeffrey Osborne, American singer and drummer
1947
Keri Hulme, New Zealand author and poet
1946
Alexandra Bastedo, English actress (d. 2014)
1946
Warren Skaaren, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1990)
1946
Bernd Hölzenbein, German footballer and scout
1945
Robert Calvert, English singer-songwriter and playwright (d. 1988)
1945
Robin Trower, English rock guitarist and vocalist
1944
Lee Irvine, South African cricketer
1943
Bobby Fischer, American chess player and author (d. 2008)
1943
Charles Gibson, American journalist
1942
Ion Caramitru, Romanian actor and artistic director
1942
John Cale, Welsh singer-songwriter, viola player, and producer
1942
Mark Lindsay, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer
1941
Jim Colbert, American golfer
1941
Ernesto Miranda, American criminal (d. 1976)
1940
Raul Julia, Puerto Rican-American actor (d. 1994)
1937
Bernard Landry, Canadian lawyer and politician, 28th Premier of Quebec
1937
Harry Neale, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
1937
Brian Redman, English race car driver
1936
Mickey Gilley, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1936
Marty Ingels, American actor and comedian (d. 2015)
1935
Andrew Viterbi, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Qualcomm Inc.
1934
Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1968)
1934
Joyce Van Patten, American actress
1933
Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, 62nd Mayor of Toronto
1933
Lloyd Price, American R&B singer-songwriter
1933
David Weatherall, English physician, geneticist, and academic
1932
Qayyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 2014)
1932
Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican-American astrologer and actor
1932
Jože Pučnik, Slovenian sociologist and politician (d. 2003)
1931
Jackie Healy-Rae, Irish politician (d. 2014)
1930
Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2015)
1930
Taina Elg, Finnish-American actress and dancer
1929
Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Guyana (d. 2002)
1929
Zillur Rahman, Bangladeshi politician, 19th President of Bangladesh (d. 2013)
1928
Gerald Bull, Canadian-American engineer and academic (d. 1990)
1928
Keely Smith, American singer and actress (d. 2017)
1926
Joe Franklin, American radio and television host (d. 2015)
1925
Frank Gaylord, American sculptor (d. 2018)
1924
Peter Scholl-Latour, German journalist, author, and academic (d. 2014)
1923
James L. Buckley, American lawyer, judge, and politician
1923
André Courrèges, French fashion designer (d. 2016)
1923
Walter Kohn, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1922
Ian Turbott, New Zealand-Australian former diplomat and university administrator ( d. 2016)
1922
Bill Bainbridge, English former footballer
1921
Carl Betz, American actor (d. 1978)
1921
Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (d. 1998)
1920
Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (d. 2015)
1918
George Lincoln Rockwell, American sailor and politician, founded the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)
1918
Mickey Spillane, American crime novelist (d. 2006)
1915
Johnnie Johnson, English air marshal and pilot (d. 2001)
1910
Samuel Barber, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)
1905
Gerard Helders, Dutch jurist and politician, Dutch Minister of Colonial Affairs (d. 2013)
1904
Paul Wilbur Klipsch, American soldier and engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (d. 2002)
1902
Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
1900
Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (d. 1948)
1892
Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian soldier and politician (d. 1971)
1892
Vita Sackville-West, English author, poet, and gardener (d. 1962)
1891
José P. Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Philippines (d. 1959)
1890
Rupert Balfe, Australian footballer and lieutenant (d. 1915)
1890
Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician and diplomat, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1986)
1887
Fritz Lenz, German geneticist and physician (d. 1976)
1887
Phil Mead, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1958)
1856
Eddie Foy, Sr., American actor and dancer (d. 1928)
1850
Hamo Thornycroft, English sculptor and academic (d. 1925)
1847
Martin Pierre Marsick, Belgian violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
1833
Frederick A. Schroeder, German-American businessman and politician, 18th Mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)
1824
Amasa Leland Stanford, American businessman and politician, founded Stanford University (d. 1893)
1820
Samuel Blatchford, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1893)
1815
David Davis, American jurist and politician (d. 1886)
1814
Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet and playwright (d. 1861)
1806
Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)
1763
William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)
1758
Franz Joseph Gall, German neuroanatomist and physiologist (d. 1828)
1753
Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general (d. 1800)
1749
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, French journalist and politician (d. 1791)
1737
Josef Mysliveček, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1781)
1697
Friederike Caroline Neuber, German actress (d. 1760)
1662
Franz Anton von Sporck, German noble (d. 1738)
1616
Robert Giguère, early pioneer in New France (d. 1709)
1568
Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (d. 1591)
1564
David Fabricius, German theologian, cartographer and astronomer (d. 1617)
1454
Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer and explorer (d. 1512)
1421
Francesco Sassetti, Italian banker (d. 1490)
1285
Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)
1213
Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1271)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Jo Min-ki, Korean actor (b. 1965)
2017
Howard Hodgkin, British painter (b. 1932)
2016
Robert Horton, American actor (b. 1924)
2016
Clyde Lovellette, American basketball player and coach (b. 1929)
2015
James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, Northern Irish soldier and politician (b. 1920)
2014
Mohammed Fahim, Afghan field marshal and politician, Vice President of Afghanistan (b. 1924)
2014
William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (b. 1925)
2013
Max Jakobson, Finnish journalist and diplomat (b. 1923)
2013
Viren J. Shah, Indian businessman and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (b. 1926)
2013
Merton Simpson, American painter and art collector (b. 1928)
2012
Willye Dennis, American librarian and politician (b. 1926)
2012
Jose Tomas Sanchez, Filipino cardinal (b. 1920)
2012
Agnes Torres, Mexican psychologist, researcher, and transgender activist (b. 1939)
2011
David S. Broder, American journalist and academic (b. 1929)
2010
Willie Davis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1940)
2010
Doris Haddock, American activist and politician (b. 1910)
2007
Brad Delp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
2007
Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
2006
Tom Fox, American activist (b. 1951)
2006
John Profumo, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1915)
2005
Chris LeDoux, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
2005
István Nyers, French-Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
2004
Rust Epique, American guitarist and painter (b. 1968)
2004
Albert Mol, Dutch actor and author (b. 1917)
2003
Stan Brakhage, American director and cinematographer (b. 1933)
2003
Bernard Dowiyogo, Nauruan politician, 2nd President of Nauru (b. 1946)
2000
Jean Coulthard, Canadian composer and educator (b. 1908)
2000
Ivo Robić, Croatian singer-songwriter (b. 1923)
1999
Harry Somers, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1925)
1997
Jean-Dominique Bauby, French journalist and author (b. 1952)
1997
Terry Nation, Welsh author and screenwriter (b. 1930)
1997
Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (b. 1972)
1996
George Burns, American actor and comedian (b. 1896)
1994
Charles Bukowski, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1920)
1994
Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler, referee, and manager (b. 1928)
1994
Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (b. 1917)
1993
C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian and author (b. 1909)
1992
Menachem Begin, Belarusian-Israeli soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
1991
Jim Hardin, American baseball player (b. 1943)
1989
Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (b. 1946)
1988
Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Chancellor of Germany (b. 1904)
1985
Harry Catterick, English footballer and manager (b. 1919)
1983
Faye Emerson, American actress (b. 1917)
1983
Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1974
Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr., American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
1974
Harry Womack, American singer (b. 1945)
1971
Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (b. 1902)
1969
Abdul Munim Riad, Egyptian general (b. 1919)
1964
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (b. 1870)
1955
Miroslava, Czech-Mexican actress (b. 1925)
1954
Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (b. 1874)
1948
Edgar de Wahl, Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and scholar (b. 1867)
1947
Jhaverchand Meghani, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1896)
1943
Otto Freundlich, German painter and sculptor (b. 1878)
1937
Paul Elmer More, American journalist and critic (b. 1864)
1926
Mikao Usui, Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (b. 1865)
1925
Willard Metcalf, American painter and academic (b. 1858)
1918
Frank Wedekind, German author and playwright (b. 1864)
1905
Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and linguist (b. 1845)
1897
Sondre Norheim, Norwegian-American skier (b. 1825)
1895
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian journalist and author (b. 1836)
1888
William I, German Emperor (b. 1797)
1851
Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (b. 1777)
1847
Mary Anning, English paleontologist (b. 1799)
1825
Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet, author, and critic (b. 1743)
1810
Ozias Humphry, English painter and academic (b. 1742)
1808
Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed the Piercefield House and St James' Church (b. 1739)
1709
Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English courtier and politician (b. 1638)
1661
Cardinal Mazarin, Italian-French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1602)
1649
James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1606)
1649
Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier and politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1590)
1566
David Rizzio, Italian-Scottish courtier and politician (b. 1533)
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