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On This Day in History:  May 15

May 15 is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 230 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Texas Lottery to reopen claims centers June 1. The Texas Lottery Commission plans to reopen all 16 claim centers around the state on Monday, June 1, 2020. Claims will be processed by appointment only and recommended safety and cleaning guidelines will be followed.
2019
Michigan man wins jackpot after following the same lottery routine for 30 years. A Michigan man who has stuck to the same lottery-playing routine for the past 30 years had his habits finally pay off when he won a $167,407 jackpot.
2019
New York Lottery first in U.S. to crack the $10 billion mark in sales. The New York Lottery became the first in the nation to top the $10 billion mark in combined sales and "net win," which is the earnings after winners are paid.
2018
With promise of $1.5m prize, scam artist bilks woman out of nearly $28,000. Murphy's ship had finally come in. Or so it seemed. She imagined paying off the mortgages of her children and grandchildren and setting up bank accounts for her two little great-grandchildren. Instead, she had been scammed, and her gullibility cost her nearly $28,000.
2017
Turmoil: Connecticut Lottery interim CEO quits. The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s board chairman and interim CEO resigned from both positions Monday after drawing heavy criticism during a legislative inquiry into lottery officials' handling of the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash lottery game.
2017
Unclaimed Michigan lottery ticket worth $105,000 expires tomorrow. The Michigan Lottery is urging Fantasy 5 players to check their tickets to see if they're the lucky winner of a $105,000 jackpot.
2015
Wisconsin Lottery's Megabucks jackpot hits record high. Officials with the Wisconsin Lottery said the Megabucks jackpot is currently at a record high for its next drawing on Saturday.
2015
Minnesota paperless, instant-win Lottery games to end. The Minnesota Lottery's experiment with paperless, instant-play tickets sold over the Internet and other platforms will come to an end as Gov. Mark Dayton decided Thursday against vetoing legislation suspending the games.
2015
Alabama lottery plan approved by Senate committee. By a vote of 5-3, the Alabama Senate Tourism Committee on Thursday approved Sen. Del Marsh's (R-Anniston) lottery and gambling expansion plan. It now proceeds to the full Senate for consideration.
2014
2 charged with extorting cousin over stolen Florida Lottery tickets. Two Florida men were arrested Tuesday on extortion charges when they threatened an employee who stole lottery tickets instead of reporting him to the authorities.
2014
Illinois legislator urges Gov. to fire company running the lottery. Citing nearly three years of lackluster performance, an Illinois state lawmaker is urging Governor Pat Quinn to fire the company his administration hired to run the Illinois Lottery.
2013
$190 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls. Lottery players across the United States -- including Florida for the first time -- are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $190 million drawing.
2013
Mega Millions comes to Florida. This morning, Florida residents are finally able to purchase tickets for the multi-state Mega Millions game, at a time when the jackpot is approaching $200 million.
2013
Almost €15 million in Ireland Lottery prize money goes unclaimed. According to figures obtained from the Ireland National Lottery, €14.7 million (US$18.9 million) in lottery prize money was left uncollected last year alone.
2013
Virginia man wins lottery 4th time. This week a Virginia man claimed his fourth major Virginia Lottery prize.
2011
Ct. Senate votes to collect delinquent taxes from lottery winnings. Connecticut state Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) said Thursday that the Senate has approved a bill he co-sponsored that would deduct delinquent taxes from certain awards paid to Connecticut Lottery winners.
2011
W.Va. lottery winner buys trucks for fire depts.. A West Virginia Powerball lottery winner known for his generosity recently turned his charitable ways toward the purchase of new vehicles and equipment for area fire departments.
2009
Connecticut man sues friend for share of lottery prize. A Connecticut man is suing a friend for a share of a $1 million lottery jackpot.
2009
Ark. Lottery Commission Web site launches Monday. The new Arkansas Lottery Commission has been in operation for a little more than a week, and on Monday its own Web site will go live.
2009
Delaware legalizes sports betting. In a move that is shaking up gambling up and down the East Coast, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell Thursday signed a sports betting bill into law at a ceremony inside the VIP room at Delaware Park racetrack and casino.
2009
S.C. lottery chief says Arkansas can clear $125M in first year. South Carolina lottery director Ernie Passailaigue estimated that the Arkansas lottery could clear roughly $125 million in net profit its first year.
2007
Tenn. Lottery raffle game makes 4 millionaires. Winning Tennessee Lottery tickets worth $1 million each were sold in Manchester, Nashville, Knoxville, and Old Hickory.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $114 million. Release of Saturday Powerball winner information and the start of Sunday sales were delayed to due systems problems, on a day that saw the Powerball jackpot increased to $114 million.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $94 million. The jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $94 million Saturday.
2006
UK lottery sales rise by 5%. Sales of National Lottery tickets have increased by 5.2% to more than £5bn (US$9.4 billion), according to operator Camelot.
2006
N.C. lottery expenses may top $96 million. In its first few months of operation, the N.C. Education Lottery is spending most of its money on staff salaries, contracted services and new vehicles.
2006
One ticket wins $11 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket sold in Titusville matched all six numbers in Saturday's Lotto drawing from the Florida Lottery.
2006
Most lottery winners crave privacy. Only two of the 52 Maine residents who won the Megabucks jackpot between the years of 1993 and 1998 were available and willing to talk to reporters.
2004
Euro Millions $39 Million Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in France. One winning Euro Millions lottery ticket was sold in France for a record 33 million euros (US$39 million).

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$363.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2013
2.$339 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 17, 2019
3.$280 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2018
4.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 15, 2020
5.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2019
6.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 17, 2017
7.$196 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2008
8.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 17, 2013
9.$174 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 17, 2016
10.€152.86 Million
US$171.02 Million
Draw Date
May 16, 2019
11.$159 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2009
13.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2014
14.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2005
15.€94.84 Million
US$121.23 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2012
16.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2010
17.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 17, 2006
18.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 1998
19.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2015
20.€97 Million
US$107.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2017
21.€90 Million
US$102.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
22.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 17, 2014
23.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2011
24.€71.44 Million
US$96.4 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2007
25.€83.18 Million
US$94.15 Million
Draw Date
May 17, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Saturday, May 15, 1982
38 years old
1967
Monday, May 15, 1967
53 years old
1966
Sunday, May 15, 1966
54 years old
1965
Saturday, May 15, 1965
55 years old
1963
Wednesday, May 15, 1963
57 years old
1962
Tuesday, May 15, 1962
58 years old
1960
Sunday, May 15, 1960
60 years old
1957
Wednesday, May 15, 1957
63 years old
1957
Wednesday, May 15, 1957
63 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

1791
French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre proposes the Self-denying Ordinance.
1776
American Revolution: The Fifth Virginia Convention instructs its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States Declaration of Independence.
1730
Robert Walpole effectively became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1718
James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun.
1648
The Treaty of Westphalia is signed.
1618
Johannes Kepler confirms his previously rejected discovery of the third law of planetary motion (he first discovered it on March 8 but soon rejected the idea after some initial calculations were made).
1567
Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
1536
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, stands trial in London on charges of treason, adultery and incest; she is condemned to death by a specially-selected jury.
1525
Insurgent peasants led by Anabaptist pastor Thomas Müntzer were defeated at the Battle of Frankenhausen, ending the German Peasants' War in the Holy Roman Empire.
1252
Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bullad extirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
908
The three-year-old Constantine VII, the son of Emperor Leo VI the Wise, is crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire by Patriarch Euthymius I at Constantinople.
589
King Authari marries Theodelinda, daughter of the Bavarian duke Garibald I. A Catholic, she has great influence among the Lombard nobility.
392
Emperor Valentinian II is assassinated while advancing into Gaul against the Frankish usurper Arbogast. He is found hanging in his residence at Vienne.
221
Liu Bei, Chinese warlord, proclaims himself emperor of Shu Han, the successor of the Han dynasty.
495 BC
A newly constructed temple in honour of the god Mercury was dedicated in ancient Rome on the Circus Maximus, between the Aventine and Palatine hills. To spite the senate and the consuls, the people awarded the dedication to a senior military officer, Marcus Laetorius.

Births On This Day

1997
Ousmane Dembélé, French footballer
1996
Birdy, English singer-songwriter
1993
Jeremy Hawkins, New Zealand rugby league player
1990
Jordan Eberle, Canadian ice hockey player.
1990
Lee Jong-hyun, Korean guitarist.
1990
Stella Maxwell, New Zealand model
1989
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, French footballer
1988
Indrek Kajupank, Estonian basketball player
1988
Scott Laird, English footballer
1987
David Adams, American baseball player
1987
Michael Brantley, American baseball player
1987
Brian Dozier, American baseball player
1987
Mark Fayne, American ice hockey player
1987
Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player
1987
Leonardo Mayer, Argentinian tennis player
1987
Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player
1986
Thomas Brown, American football player
1986
Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
1986
Adam Moffat, Scottish footballer
1985
Cristiane, Brazilian footballer
1985
Tania Cagnotto, Italian diver
1985
Laura Harvey, English football coach
1985
Tathagata Mukherjee, Indian actor
1985
Denis Onyango, Ugandan goalkeeper
1985
Justine Robbeson, South African javelin thrower
1984
Jeff Deslauriers, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian race car driver
1984
Samantha Noble, Australian actress
1984
Beau Scott, Australian rugby league player
1982
Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican sprinter
1982
Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer
1982
Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
1982
Layal Abboud, Lebanese singer
1981
Patrice Evra, French footballer
1981
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
1981
Zara Phillips, English horse rider
1981
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress and singer
1980
Josh Beckett, American baseball player
1979
Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer
1979
Daniel Caines, English sprinter
1979
Chris Masoe, New Zealand rugby player
1979
Ryan Max Riley, American skier
1979
Robert Royal, American football player
1979
Dominic Scott, Irish guitarist
1978
Amy Chow, American gymnast and pediatrician
1978
Dwayne De Rosario, Canadian soccer player
1978
Edu Gaspar, Brazilian footballer
1978
David Krumholtz, American actor
1976
Torraye Braggs, American basketball player
1976
Mark Kennedy, Irish footballer
1976
Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
1976
Ryan Leaf, American football player and coach
1976
Tyler Walker, American baseball player
1975
Ray Lewis, American football player and sportscaster
1975
Ales Michalevic, Belarusian lawyer and politician
1974
Vasilis Kikilias, Greek basketball player and politician
1974
Matthew Sadler, English chess player and author
1974
Marko Tredup, German footballer and manager
1974
Ahmet Zappa, American musician and writer
1972
Danny Alexander, Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1972
David Charvet, French actor and singer
1971
Karin Lušnic, Slovenian tennis player
1970
Frank de Boer, Dutch footballer and manager
1970
Ronald de Boer, Dutch footballer and manager
1970
Desmond Howard, American football player and sportscaster
1970
Alison Jackson, English photographer, director, and screenwriter
1970
Rod Smith, American football player
1970
Ben Wallace, English captain and politician
1969
Hideki Irabu, Japanese-American baseball player (d. 2011)
1969
Emmitt Smith, American football player and sportscaster
1968
Cecilia Malmström, Swedish academic and politician, 15th European Commissioner for Trade
1968
Sophie Raworth, English journalist and broadcaster
1967
Simen Agdestein, Norwegian chess grandmaster and football player
1967
Laura Hillenbrand, American journalist and author
1967
John Smoltz, American baseball player and sportscaster
1967
Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
1966
Jiří Němec, Czech footballer
1965
André Abujamra, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Scott Tronc, Australian rugby league player
1964
Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Danish lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Denmark
1962
Lisa Curry, Australian swimmer
1961
Giselle Fernández, Mexican-American television journalist.
1960
Rhonda Burchmore, Australian actress, singer, and dancer
1960
Rob Bowman, American director and producer
1960
R. Kuhaneswaran, Sri Lankan politician
1960
Rimas Kurtinaitis, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1959
Khaosai Galaxy, Thai boxer and politician
1959
Luis Pérez-Sala, Spanish race car driver
1959
Beverly Jo Scott, American-Belgian singer-songwriter
1958
Jason Graae, American musical theater actor
1958
Ron Simmons, American football player and wrestler
1957
Meg Gardiner, American-English author and academic
1957
Juan José Ibarretxe, Spanish politician
1957
Kevin Von Erich, American football player and wrestler
1956
Andreas Loverdos, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Labour
1956
Dan Patrick, American television anchor and sportscaster
1956
Kevin Greenaugh, American nuclear engineer
1955
Mohamed Brahmi, Tunisian politician (d. 2013)
1955
Lia Vissi, Cypriot singer-songwriter and politician
1954
Diana Liverman, English-American geographer and academic
1954
Caroline Thomson, English journalist and broadcaster
1953
George Brett, American baseball player and coach
1953
Athene Donald, English physicist and academic
1953
Mike Oldfield, English-Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1952
Chazz Palminteri, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1951
Chris Ham, English political scientist and academic
1951
Frank Wilczek, American mathematician and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1950
Jim Bacon, Australian politician, 41st Premier of Tasmania (d. 2004)
1950
Jim Simons, American golfer (d. 2005)
1949
Frank L. Culbertson Jr., American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1949
Robert S.J. Sparks, English geologist and academic
1948
Kate Bornstein, American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist
1948
Yutaka Enatsu, Japanese baseball player
1948
Brian Eno, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1948
Kathleen Sebelius, American politician, 44th Governor of Kansas
1947
Graeham Goble, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
1946
Thadeus Nguyễn Văn Lý, Vietnamese priest and activist
1945
Michael Dexter, English hematologist and academic
1945
Jerry Quarry, American boxer (d. 1999)
1944
Bill Alter, American police officer and politician
1944
Ulrich Beck, German sociologist and academic (d. 2015)
1943
Paul Bégin, Canadian lawyer and politician
1943
Freddie Perren, American songwriter, producer, and conductor (d. 2004)
1942
Lois Johnson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1942
Jusuf Kalla, Indonesian businessman and politician, 10th Vice President of Indonesia
1942
Doug Lowe, Australian politician, 35th Premier of Tasmania
1942
K. T. Oslin, American singer-songwriter and actress
1941
Jaxon, American illustrator and publisher, co-founded the Rip Off Press (d. 2006)
1940
Roger Ailes, American businessman (d. 2017)
1940
Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer
1940
Don Nelson, American basketball player and coach
1939
Dorothy Shirley, English high jumper and educator
1938
Mireille Darc, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1938
Nancy Garden, American author (d. 2014)
1937
Madeleine Albright, Czech-American politician and diplomat, 64th United States Secretary of State
1937
Karin Krog, Norwegian singer
1937
Trini Lopez, American singer, guitarist, and actor
1936
Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-American actress and singer
1936
Mart Laga, Estonian basketball player (d. 1977)
1936
Ralph Steadman, English painter and illustrator
1936
Paul Zindel, American playwright and novelist (d. 2003)
1935
Don Bragg, American pole vaulter
1935
Ted Dexter, Italian-English cricketer
1935
Utah Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
1931
Ken Venturi, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2013)
1930
Jasper Johns, American painter and sculptor
1926
Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2006)
1926
Anthony Shaffer, English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1926
Peter Shaffer, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1925
Andrei Eshpai, Russian pianist and composer (d. 2015)
1925
Mary F. Lyon, English geneticist and biologist (d. 2014)
1925
Carl Sanders, American soldier, pilot, and politician, 74th Governor of Georgia (d. 2014)
1925
Roy Stewart, Jamaican-English actor and stuntman (d. 2008)
1924
Maria Koepcke, German-Peruvian ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1971)
1923
Richard Avedon, American sailor and photographer (d. 2004)
1923
John Lanchbery, English-Australian composer and conductor (d. 2003)
1922
Sigurd Ottovich Schmidt, Russian historian and ethnographer (d. 2013)
1922
Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese nun and author
1920
Michel Audiard, French director and screenwriter (d. 1985)
1920
Louis Siminovitch, Canadian biologist and academic
1918
Eddy Arnold, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2008)
1918
Arthur Jackson, American lieutenant and target shooter (d. 2015)
1918
Joseph Wiseman, Canadian-American actor (d. 2009)
1916
Vera Gebuhr, Danish actress (d. 2014)
1915
Hilda Bernstein, English-South African author and activist (d. 2006)
1915
Paul Samuelson, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1915
Henrik Sandberg, Danish production manager and producer (d. 1993)
1914
Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1972)
1914
Angus MacLean, Canadian farmer and politician, 25th Premier of Prince Edward Island (d. 2000)
1914
Norrie Paramor, English composer, producer, and conductor (d. 1979)
1912
Arthur Berger, American composer and educator (d. 2003)
1911
Max Frisch, Swiss playwright and novelist (d. 1991)
1911
Herta Oberheuser, German physician (d. 1978)
1910
Constance Cummings, British-based American actress (d. 2005)
1909
James Mason, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1909
Clara Solovera, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
1907
Sukhdev Thapar, Indian activist (d. 1931)
1905
Joseph Cotten, American actor (d. 1994)
1905
Albert Dubout, French cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and sculptor (d. 1976)
1905
Abraham Zapruder, American businessman and amateur photographer, filmed the Zapruder film (d. 1970)
1904
Clifton Fadiman, American game show host and author (d. 1999)
1903
Maria Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
1902
Richard J. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 48th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1976)
1902
Sigizmund Levanevsky, Soviet aircraft pilot of Polish origin (d. 1937)
1901
Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
1901
Luis Monti, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1983)
1900
Ida Rhodes, American mathematician, pioneer in computer programming (d. 1986)
1899
Jean Étienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)
1898
Arletty, French model, actress, and singer (d. 1992)
1895
Prescott Bush, American captain, banker, and politician (d. 1972)
1895
William D. Byron, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1941)
1894
Feg Murray, American hurdler and cartoonist (d. 1973)
1893
José Nepomuceno, Filipino filmmaker, founder of Philippine cinema (d. 1959)
1892
Charles E. Rosendahl, American admiral (d. 1977)
1892
Jimmy Wilde, Welsh boxer (d. 1969)
1891
Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist and playwright (d. 1940)
1891
Fritz Feigl, Austrian-Brazilian chemist and academic (d. 1971)
1890
Katherine Anne Porter, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist (d. 1980)
1869
Paul Probst, Swiss target shooter (d. 1945)
1869
John Storey, Australian politician, 20th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1921)
1863
Frank Hornby, English businessman and politician, invented Meccano (d. 1936)
1862
Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian author and playwright (d. 1931)
1859
Pierre Curie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
1857
Williamina Fleming, Scottish-American astronomer and academic (d. 1911)
1856
L. Frank Baum, American novelist (d. 1919)
1856
Matthias Zurbriggen, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1917)
1854
Ioannis Psycharis, Ukrainian-French philologist and author (d. 1929)
1848
Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1926)
1845
Élie Metchnikoff, Russian zoologist (d. 1916)
1841
Clarence Dutton, American commander and geologist (d. 1912)
1817
Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (d. 1905)
1808
Michael William Balfe, Irish composer and conductor (d. 1870)
1805
Samuel Carter, Early English railway solicitor and MP (d. 1878)
1786
Dimitris Plapoutas, Greek general and politician (d. 1864)
1773
Klemens von Metternich, German-Austrian politician, 1st State Chancellor of the Austrian Empire (d. 1859)
1770
Ezekiel Hart, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1843)
1759
Maria Theresia von Paradis, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1824)
1749
Levi Lincoln Sr., American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Attorney General (d. 1820)
1720
Maximilian Hell, Hungarian priest and astronomer (d. 1792)
1655
Pope Innocent XIII (d. 1724)
1645
George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys, British judge (d. 1689)
1633
Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, French noble (d. 1707)
1608
René Goupil, French-American missionary and saint (d. 1642)
1567
Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1643)
1565
Hendrick de Keyser, Dutch sculptor and architect born in Utrecht (d. 1621)
1553
Margaret of Valois, Queen of France (d. 1615)
1531
Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (d. 1581)
1397
Sejong the Great, Korean king (d. 1450)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Elisabeth Bing, German-American physical therapist and author (b. 1914)
2015
Jackie Brookner, American sculptor and educator (b. 1945)
2015
Garo Yepremian, Cypriot-American football player (b. 1944)
2014
Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1940)
2014
Noribumi Suzuki, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1933)
2013
Henrique Rosa, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1946)
2012
Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist and essayist (b. 1928)
2012
Arno Lustiger, German historian and author (b. 1924)
2012
Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian soldier and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1918)
2010
Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer (b. 1987)
2010
Loris Kessel, Swiss race car driver (b. 1950)
2009
Bud Tingwell, Australian actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)
2009
Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and bass player (b. 1964)
2008
Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1956)
2008
Alexander Courage, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)
2008
Will Elder, American illustrator (b. 1921)
2007
Jerry Falwell, American pastor, founded Liberty University (b. 1933)
2006
Nizar Abdul Zahra, Iraqi footballer (b. 1961)
2003
June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (b. 1929)
1998
Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)
1998
Naim Talu, Turkish economist, banker, politician, 15th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1919)
1996
Charles B. Fulton, American lawyer and judge (b. 1910)
1995
Eric Porter, English actor (b. 1928)
1994
Gilbert Roland, American actor (b. 1905)
1993
Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese poet and diplomat (b. 1933)
1991
Andreas Floer, German mathematician and academic (b. 1956)
1991
Amadou Hampâté Bâ, Malian ethnologist and author (b. 1901)
1991
Fritz Riess, German race car driver (b. 1922)
1989
Johnny Green, American composer and conductor (b. 1908)
1989
Luc Lacourcière, Canadian ethnographer and author (b. 1910)
1986
Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)
1986
Theodore H. White, American historian, journalist, and author (b. 1915)
1985
Jackie Curtis, American actress and writer (b. 1947)
1984
Francis Schaeffer, American pastor, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1912)
1982
Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)
1980
Gordon Prange, American historian and author (b. 1910)
1978
Robert Menzies, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
1971
Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and playwright (b. 1900)
1969
Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1890)
1967
Edward Hopper, American painter (b. 1882)
1967
Italo Mus, Italian painter (b. 1892)
1965
Pio Pion, Italian businessman (b. 1887)
1964
Vladko Maček, Croatian lawyer and politician (b. 1879)
1963
John Aglionby, English-born Bishop of Accra and soldier (b. 1884)
1957
Keith Andrews, American racing driver (b. 1920)
1957
Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1892)
1956
Austin Osman Spare, English painter and magician (b. 1886)
1954
William March, American soldier and author (b. 1893)
1948
Edward J. Flanagan, Irish-American priest, founded Boys Town (b. 1886)
1945
Kenneth J. Alford, English soldier, bandmaster, and composer (b. 1881)
1945
Charles Williams, English author, poet, and critic (b. 1886)
1937
Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1864)
1935
Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian-Russian painter and theoretician (b. 1878)
1928
Umegatani Tōtarō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (b. 1845)
1926
Joseph James Fletcher, Australian biologist (b. 1850)
1924
Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
1919
Hasan Tahsin, Turkish journalist (b. 1888)
1886
Emily Dickinson, American poet and author (b. 1830)
1879
Gottfried Semper, German architect and educator, designed the Semper Opera House (b. 1803)
1845
Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican lawyer and politician, Head of State of Costa Rica (b. 1800)
1773
Alban Butler, English priest and hagiographer (b. 1710)
1740
Ephraim Chambers, English publisher (b. 1680)
1700
John Hale, American minister (b. 1636)
1699
Sir Edward Petre, 3rd Baronet, English politician (b. 1631)
1698
Marie Champmeslé, French actress (b. 1642)
1634
Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (b. 1585)
1615
Henry Bromley, English politician (b. 1560)
1609
Giovanni Croce, Italian composer and educator (b. 1557)
1585
Niwa Nagahide, Japanese samurai (b. 1535)
1470
Charles VIII, king of Sweden (b. 1409)
1464
Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset (b. 1436)
1461
Domenico Veneziano, Italian painter (b. c. 1410)
1268
Peter II, count of Savoy (b. 1203)
1175
Mleh, prince of Armenia
1174
Nur ad-Din, Seljuk emir of Syria (b. 1118)
1157
Yuri Dolgorukiy, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1099)
1036
Go-Ichijō, emperor of Japan (b. 1008)
973
Byrhthelm, bishop of Wells
926
Zhuang Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 885)
913
Hatto I, German archbishop (b. 850)
884
Narinus I, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 830)
558
Hilary of Galeata, Christian monk (b. 476)
392
Valentinian II, Roman emperor (b. 371)

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