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On This Day in History:  May 23

May 23 is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 222 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Lawmaker: Alabama lottery bill 'dead' for session. An Alabama lottery bill is defunct for the legislative session, a key lawmaker said Wednesday.
2018
Connecticut woman stole more than $25K in lottery tickets. Police in a small Connecticut town said a former gas station worker in stole more than $25,000 in scratch-off lottery ticket revenue from the business.
2018
WV Lottery revenue continues climb, with sports betting on horizon. West Virginia Lottery revenue continued to climb in April, as more money spent on video lottery and traditional online and scratch-off games offset declining revenue numbers at the state's racetrack casinos.
2018
Calif. man wins $6 million with four winning lottery tickets. In the last six months, one California man has claimed four winning lottery tickets, together worth more than $6 million.
2017
Kentucky Lottery hires new CEO. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. board voted Tuesday to approve Gov. Matt Bevin's appointment of Tom Delacenserie as the new president and CEO of the state's lottery.
2016
Millions in prize money never claimed by NJ lottery players. While the New Jersey Lottery pays out well over $1.8 billion in prize money each year, players lose out on tens of millions more when they fail to claim their winnings.
2014
Texas Woman Scammed by 'Friend' in 'Facebook Lottery'. A woman in Texas says she was the victim of a well-worn scam, but what was unique in her case was that the fraudulent pitch came to her through a Facebook "friend" and was allegedly endorsed by President Obama.
2014
Man tries to cash in on 1,300 stolen lottery tickets. A construction worker brought 1,300 stolen Iowa Lottery tickets into the Quad-Cities and cashed them at several stops in the area before Bettendorf police caught up with him, police say.
2013
Two months later, a winning lottery ticket. A winning North Carolina lottery ticket sat in one man's home for nearly two months before he realized he'd won.
2012
$102 million lottery winners - 17 years later. Playing Powerball tonight? You may want to hear what a Phoenix woman has to say -- she won Arizona's biggest Powerball jackpot nearly 20 years ago.
2011
Baltimore feds target Internet gambling sites. Federal investigators in Baltimore set up a phony business -- and handled $33 million in transactions from Internet gamblers -- in a lengthy sting operation that led to the indictment of two online betting companies and their international owners.
2009
Ravens considering licensing deal with Md. Lottery. The Ravens are huddling with Maryland Lottery officials over placing the team's logo for the first time on scratch-off tickets.
2006
565 lottery scammers arrested in global operation. As a result of a massive 14-month investigation, authorities in five countries have arrested 565 people in fraud schemes that netted more than $1 billion.
2006
Illinois Gov. wants to privatize state lottery. Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today will unveil an election-year school funding plan that calls for leasing the state lottery for the next decade to a private firm in return for $10 billion in upfront cash.
2005
Lottery Cheats Ruin Players' Chances. Your odds of winning the lottery has been hurt at times - sometimes by thieves stealing entire cases of lottery tickets and other times by the very people selling you the tickets.
2005
N.C. lottery supporters try to control expectations. Lottery supporters in North Carolina want people to know that once a bill is crafted and signed into law, anxious lottery players won't be able to play the games in North Carolina until early 2006.
2005
UK Lottery Sales Rise. UK National Lottery ticket sales rose more than £150 million (US$275 million) last year, thanks in part to soaring sales on the Internet and mobile phones.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$393 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 24, 2019
2.$313 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 26, 2020
3.$308 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2019
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 24, 2017
5.$214 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 26, 2015
6.$203 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 24, 2016
7.$192 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 23, 2009
8.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 26, 2010
9.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2005
10.€156.68 Million
US$174.88 Million
Draw Date
May 23, 2019
11.$144 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2011
12.$138 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 23, 2015
13.$132 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 24, 2014
14.€116 Million
US$130.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 23, 2017
15.€87 Million
US$114.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 25, 2012
16.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 23, 2012
17.€85 Million
US$109.96 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 24, 2013
18.€90 Million
US$105.08 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 25, 2018
19.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 23, 2020
20.€86.19 Million
US$96.2 Million
Draw Date
May 24, 2016
21.$95 Million
Draw Date
May 26, 2010
22.€59 Million
US$80.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 23, 2014
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2016
24.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 25, 2018
25.$71.1 Million
Draw Date
May 24, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Tuesday, May 23, 1989
31 years old
1988
Monday, May 23, 1988
32 years old
1985
Thursday, May 23, 1985
35 years old
1984
Wednesday, May 23, 1984
36 years old
1984
Wednesday, May 23, 1984
36 years old
1975
Friday, May 23, 1975
45 years old
1972
Tuesday, May 23, 1972
48 years old
1971
Sunday, May 23, 1971
49 years old
1969
Friday, May 23, 1969
51 years old
1964
Saturday, May 23, 1964
56 years old
1964
Saturday, May 23, 1964
56 years old
1962
Wednesday, May 23, 1962
58 years old
1954
Sunday, May 23, 1954
66 years old
1954
Sunday, May 23, 1954
66 years old
1945
Wednesday, May 23, 1945
75 years old
1941
Friday, May 23, 1941
79 years old
1932
Monday, May 23, 1932
88 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, following the Maute'sattack in Marawi.
2016
Two suicide bombings, conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, killed at least 45 potential army recruits in Aden, Yemen.
2016
Eight bombings were carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Jableh and Tartus, coastline cities in Syria. One hundred eighty-four people were killed and at least 200 people injured.
2016
World Humanitarian Summit is held in Istanbul by OCHA (to 24 May).
2015
At least 46 people are killed as a result of floods caused by a tornado in Texas and Oklahoma.
2014
Seven people, including the perpetrator, are killed and another 14 injured in a killing spree near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara.
2013
The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit Rivercollapses in Mount Vernon, Washington.
2008
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.
2006
Alaskan stratovolcanoMount Cleveland erupts.
2002
The "55 parties" clause of the Kyoto Protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.
1998
The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with roughly 75% voting yes.
1995
The first version of the Java programming language is released.
1992
Italy's most prominent anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three body guards are killed by the Corleonesi clan with a half-ton bomb near Capaci, Sicily. His friend and colleague Paolo Borsellino will be assassinated less than two months later, making 1992 a turning point in the history of Italian Mafia prosecutions.
1960
A tsunami caused by an earthquake in Chile the previous day kills 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii.
1951
Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with China.
1949
The Federal Republic of Germany is established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed.
1948
Thomas C. Wasson, the US Consul-General, is assassinated in Jerusalem, Israel.
1945
World War II: Heinrich Himmler, head of the Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
1945
World War II: The Flensburg Government under ReichspräsidentKarl Dönitz is dissolved when its members are captured and arrested by British forces.
1939
The U.S. NavysubmarineUSS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.
1934
Infamous American bank robbersBonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
1934
The Auto-Lite strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
1932
In Brazil, four students are shot and killed during a manifestation against the Brazilian dictator Getúlio Vargas, which resulted in the outbreak of the Constitutionalist Revolution several weeks later.
1915
World War I: Italy joins the Allies, fulfilling its part of the Treaty of London.
1911
The New York Public Library is dedicated.
1907
The unicameralParliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
1900
American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863.
1873
The Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
1863
The General German Workers' Association, a precursor of the modern Social Democratic Party of Germany, is founded in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony.
1846
Mexican-American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
1844
Declaration of the Báb the evening before the 23rd: A merchant of Shiraz announces that he is a Prophet and founds a religious movement that would later be brutally crushed by the Persian government. He is considered to be a forerunner of the Bahá'í Faith; Bahá'ís celebrate the day as a holy day.
1829
Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire.
1793
Battle of Famars during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition.
1788
South Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution as the eighth American state.
1706
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeats a French army under MarshalFrançois de Neufville, duc de Villeroy at the Battle of Ramillies.
1701
After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London.
1618
The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War.
1609
Official ratification of the Second Virginia Charter takes place.
1568
Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Arenberg, and his loyalist troops in the Battle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years' War.
1533
The marriage of KingHenry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
1498
Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy.
1430
Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to raise the Siege of Compiègne.

Births On This Day

2000
Felipe Drugovich, Brazilian race car driver
1998
Sérgio Sette Câmara, Brazilian racing driver
1998
Ross Cunningham, Scottish footballer
1998
Salwa Eid Naser, Bahraini track and field sprinter
1998
Luca De La Torre, American footballer
1997
Pedro Chirivella, Spanish footballer
1997
Coy Craft, American footballer
1997
Joe Gomez, English footballer
1997
Gustaf Nilsson, Swedish footballer
1997
Sam Timmins, New Zealand basketball player
1996
Katharina Althaus, German ski jumper
1996
Emmanuel Boateng, Ghanaian footballer
1996
Razvan Marin, Romanian footballer
1991
Aaron Donald, American football player
1991
Lena Meyer-Landrut, German singer-songwriter
1991
César Pinares, Chilean footballer
1990
Dan Evans, British tennis player
1990
Kristina Kucova, Slovakian tennis player
1990
Oliver Venno, Estonian volleyball player
1989
Ezequiel Schelotto, Italian footballer
1988
Rosanna Crawford, Canadian biathlete
1988
Angelo Ogbonna, Italian footballer
1988
Morgan Pressel, American golfer
1987
Gracie Otto, Australian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1987
Bray Wyatt, American wrestler
1986
Ryan Coogler, American film director and screenwriter
1986
Alexei Sitnikov, Russian-Azerbaijani figure skater
1986
Alice Tait, Australian swimmer
1986
Ruben Zadkovich, Australian footballer
1985
Sebastián Fernández, Uruguayan footballer
1985
Teymuraz Gabashvili, Russian tennis player
1985
Wim Stroetinga, Dutch cyclist
1985
Ross Wallace, Scottish footballer
1984
Hugo Almeida, Portuguese footballer
1983
Silvio Proto, Belgian-Italian footballer
1980
Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
1980
Ben Ross, Australian rugby league player
1979
Rasual Butler, American basketball player (d. 2018)
1979
Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Scott Raynor, American drummer
1977
Ilia Kulik, Russian figure skater
1976
Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer and manager
1974
Jewel, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress, and poet
1974
Manuela Schwesig, German politician, German Federal Minister of Family Affairs
1973
Maxwell, American singer-songwriter and producer
1972
Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian race car driver
1972
Martin Saggers, English cricketer and umpire
1971
George Osborne, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
1970
Bryan Herta, American race car driver and businessman, co-founded Bryan Herta Autosport
1968
Guinevere Turner, American actress and screenwriter
1967
Luis Roberto Alves, Mexican footballer
1967
Anna Ibrisagic, Swedish politician
1966
Graeme Hick, Zimbabwean-English cricketer and coach
1966
Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1965
Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Spanish footballer
1965
Tom Tykwer, German director, producer, screenwriter, and composer
1965
Melissa McBride, American actress
1965
Paul Sironen, Australian rugby league player
1964
Ruth Metzler, Swiss lawyer and politician
1963
Viviane Baladi, Swiss mathematician
1962
Karen Duffy, American actress
1961
Daniele Massaro, Italian footballer and manager
1961
Norrie May-Welby, Scottish Austrialian gender activist
1960
Linden Ashby, American actor
1959
Marcella Mesker, Dutch tennis player and sportscaster
1958
Mitch Albom, American journalist, author, and screenwriter
1958
Drew Carey, American actor, game show host, and entrepreneur
1958
Lea DeLaria, American actress and singer
1956
Andrea Pazienza, Italian illustrator and painter (d. 1988)
1956
Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician and diplomat, Foreign Minister of Austria
1956
Buck Showalter, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1955
Luka Bloom, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Marvelous Marvin Hagler, American boxer and actor
1952
Martin Parr, English photographer and journalist
1951
Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player
1951
Antonis Samaras, Greek economist and politician, 185th Prime Minister of Greece
1950
Martin McGuinness, Irish republican and Sinn Féin politician, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 2017)
1949
Daniel DiNardo, American cardinal
1949
Alan García, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 93rd President of Peru (d. 2019)
1948
Myriam Boyer, French actress, director, and producer
1947
Jane Kenyon, American poet and translator (d. 1995)
1946
David Graham, Australian golfer
1945
Padmarajan, Indian director, screenwriter, and author (d. 1991)
1944
John Newcombe, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
1943
Peter Kenilorea, Solomon Islands politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands (d. 2016)
1942
Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher, author, and academic
1942
Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao, Indian director, screenwriter, and choreographer
1941
Zalman King, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1940
Bjorn Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist (d. 2002)
1940
Gérard Larrousse, French race car driver
1940
Cora Sadosky, Argentinian mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
1939
Michel Colombier, French-American composer and conductor (d. 2004)
1939
Reinhard Hauff, German director and screenwriter
1936
Ingeborg Hallstein, German soprano and actress
1936
Charles Kimbrough, American actor
1935
Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish author (d. 2009)
1934
Robert Moog, electronic engineer and inventor of the Moog synthesizer (d. 2005)
1933
Joan Collins, English actress
1933
Ove Fundin, Swedish motorcycle racer
1932
Kevork Ajemian, Syrian-French journalist and author (d. 1998)
1931
Barbara Barrie, American actress
1930
Friedrich Achleitner, German poet and critic
1929
Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish-Austrian actress (d. 1982)
1928
Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (d. 2002)
1928
Nigel Davenport, English actor (d. 2013)
1928
Nina Otkalenko, Russian runner (d. 2015)
1926
Basil Salvadore D'Souza, Indian bishop (d. 1996)
1926
Joe Slovo, Lithuanian-South African activist and politician (d. 1995)
1925
Joshua Lederberg, American biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1924
Karlheinz Deschner, German author and activist (d. 2014)
1923
Alicia de Larrocha, Catalan-Spanish pianist (d. 2009)
1923
Irving Millman, American virologist and microbiologist (d. 2012)
1920
Helen O'Connell, American singer (d. 1993)
1919
Robert Bernstein, American author and playwright (d. 1988)
1919
Ruth Fernández, Puerto Rican contralto and a member of the Puerto Rican Senate (d. 2012)
1919
Betty Garrett, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2011)
1918
Denis Compton, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1997)
1917
Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
1915
S. Donald Stookey, American physicist and chemist, invented CorningWare (d. 2014)
1914
Harold Hitchcock, English visionary landscape artist (d. 2009)
1914
Celestine Sibley, American journalist and author (d. 1999)
1914
Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, English economist, journalist, and prominent Catholic layperson (d. 1981)
1912
Jean Françaix, French pianist and composer (d. 1997)
1912
John Payne, American actor (d. 1989)
1911
Lou Brouillard, Canadian boxer (d. 1984)
1911
Paul Augustin Mayer, German cardinal (d. 2010)
1911
Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (d. 1983)
1910
Margaret Wise Brown, American author and educator (d. 1952)
1910
Hugh Casson, English architect and academic (d. 1999)
1910
Scatman Crothers, American actor and comedian (d. 1986)
1910
Franz Kline, American painter and academic (d. 1962)
1910
Artie Shaw, American clarinet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2004)
1908
John Bardeen, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1908
Hélène Boucher, French pilot (d. 1934)
1900
Hans Frank, German lawyer and politician (d. 1946)
1900
Franz Leopold Neumann, German lawyer and theorist (d. 1954)
1899
Jeralean Talley, American super-centenarian (d. 2015)
1898
Scott O'Dell, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1989)
1898
Josef Terboven, German soldier and politician (d. 1945)
1897
Jimmie Guthrie, Scottish motorcycle racer (d. 1937)
1896
Felix Steiner, Russian-German SS officer (d. 1966)
1892
Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer, British peer and grandfather of Diana Spencer (d. 1975)
1891
Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish novelist, playwright, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
1890
Herbert Marshall, English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)
1889
Ernst Niekisch, German educator and politician (d. 1967)
1888
Adriaan Roland Holst, Dutch writer (d. 1976)
1888
Zack Wheat, American baseball player and police officer (d. 1972)
1887
Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician and theorist (d. 1963)
1887
Nikolai Vekšin, Estonian-Russian sailor and captain (d. 1951)
1884
Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist and demographer (d. 1965)
1883
Douglas Fairbanks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1939)
1882
William Halpenny, Canadian pole vaulter (d. 1960)
1875
Alfred P. Sloan, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1966)
1865
Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian jurist and politician, 11th President of Brazil (d. 1942)
1864
William O'Connor, American fencer (d. 1939)
1863
Władysław Horodecki, Polish architect (d. 1930)
1861
József Rippl-Rónai, Hungarian painter (d. 1927)
1855
Isabella Ford, English author and activist (d. 1924)
1848
Otto Lilienthal, German pilot and engineer (d. 1896)
1844
`Abdu'l-Bahá, Iranian religious leader (d. 1921)
1840
George Throssell, Irish-Australian politician, 2nd Premier of Western Australia (d. 1910)
1838
Amaldus Nielsen, Norwegian painter (d. 1932)
1837
Anatole Mallet, Swiss mechanical engineer and inventor (d. 1919)
1837
Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1912)
1834
Jānis Frīdrihs Baumanis, Latvian architect (d. 1891)
1834
Carl Bloch, Danish painter and academic (d. 1890)
1824
Ambrose Burnside, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1881)
1820
James Buchanan Eads, American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (d. 1887)
1820
Lorenzo Sawyer, American lawyer and judge (d. 1891)
1810
Margaret Fuller, American journalist and critic (d. 1850)
1795
Charles Barry, English architect, designed the Upper Brook Street Chapel and Halifax Town Hall (d. 1860)
1794
Ignaz Moscheles, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1870)
1790
Jules Dumont d'Urville, French admiral and explorer (d. 1842)
1790
James Pradier, French neoclassical sculptor (d. 1852)
1789
Franz Schlik, Austrian earl and general (d. 1862)
1741
Andrea Luchesi, Italian organist and composer (d. 1801)
1734
Franz Mesmer, German physician and astrologer (d. 1815)
1730
Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, Prussian prince and general (d. 1813)
1729
Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet and educator (d. 1799)
1718
William Hunter, Scottish-English anatomist and physician (d. 1783)
1707
Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist (d. 1778)
1629
William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, noble of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1663)
1617
Elias Ashmole, English astrologer and politician (d. 1692)
1614
Bertholet Flemalle, Flemish Baroque painter (d. 1675)
1606
Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1682)
1586
Paul Siefert, German composer and organist (d. 1666)
1330
Gongmin of Goryeo, Korean ruler (d. 1374)
1127
Uijong of Goryeo, Korean monarch of the Goryeo dynasty (d. 1173)
1100
Emperor Qinzong of Song (d. 1161)
1052
Philip I of France (d. 1108)
675
Perumbidugu Mutharaiyar II ,He is King of Mutharaiyar dynasty,Tamil Nadu,India
635
K'inich Kan Bahlam II, Mayan king (d. 702)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Roger Moore, English actor (b. 1927)
2015
Anne Meara, American actress, comedian and playwright (b. 1929)
2015
Aleksey Mozgovoy, Ukrainian sergeant (b. 1975)
2015
Alicia Nash, Salvadoran-American physicist and engineer (b. 1933)
2015
John Forbes Nash, Jr., American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1928)
2014
Mikhail Egorovich Alekseev, Russian linguist and academic (b. 1949)
2014
Madhav Mantri, Indian cricketer (b. 1921)
2013
Epy Guerrero, Dominican baseball player, coach, and scout (b. 1942)
2013
Hayri Kozakçıoğlu, Turkish police officer and politician, 15th Governor of Istanbul Province (b. 1938)
2013
Georges Moustaki, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
2013
Flynn Robinson, American basketball player (b. 1941)
2012
Paul Fussell, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1924)
2011
Xavier Tondo, Spanish cyclist (b. 1978)
2010
José Lima, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1972)
2010
Simon Monjack, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1970)
2009
Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean soldier and politician, 9th President of South Korea (b. 1946)
2008
Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, Spanish mountaineer (b. 1967)
2008
Utah Phillips, American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1935)
2006
Lloyd Bentsen, American colonel and politician, 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1921)
2006
Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer and manager (b. 1921)
2002
Sam Snead, American golfer and journalist (b. 1912)
1999
Owen Hart, Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1965)
1998
Telford Taylor, American general and lawyer (b. 1908)
1996
Kronid Lyubarsky, Russian journalist and activist (b. 1934)
1994
Olav Hauge, Norwegian poet (b. 1908)
1992
Kostas Davourlis, Greek footballer (b. 1948)
1992
Giovanni Falcone, Italian lawyer and judge (b. 1939)
1991
Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
1991
Jean Van Houtte, Belgian academic and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1907)
1991
Fletcher Markle, Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1921)
1989
Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian director and producer (b. 1915)
1989
Karl Koch, German computer hacker (b. 1965)
1986
Sterling Hayden, American actor (b. 1916)
1981
Gene Green, American baseball player (b. 1933)
1981
Rayner Heppenstall, English author and poet (b. 1911)
1981
George Jessel, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1898)
1981
David Lewis, Belarusian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
1979
S. Selvanayagam, Sri Lankan geographer and academic (b. 1932)
1975
Moms Mabley, American comedian and actor (b. 1894)
1965
David Smith (sculptor), American sculptor (b. 1906)
1963
August Jakobson, Estonian author and politician (b. 1904)
1962
Louis Coatalen, French engineer (b. 1879)
1960
Georges Claude, French engineer and inventor, created Neon lighting (b. 1870)
1956
Gustav Suits, Latvian-Estonian poet and politician (b. 1883)
1949
Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter and illustrator (b. 1872)
1947
Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss author and poet (b. 1878)
1945
Heinrich Himmler, German commander and politician, Reich Minister of the Interior (b. 1900)
1942
Panagiotis Toundas, Greek composer and conductor (b. 1886)
1938
Frederick Ruple, Swiss-American painter (b. 1871)
1937
John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company and Rockefeller University (b. 1839)
1934
Clyde Barrow, American criminal (b. 1909)
1934
Mihkel Martna, Estonian journalist and politician (b. 1860)
1934
Bonnie Parker, American criminal (b. 1910)
1921
August Nilsson, Swedish shot putter and tug of war competitor (b. 1872)
1920
Svetozar Boroević, Croatian-Austrian field marshal (b. 1856)
1908
François Coppée, French poet and author (b. 1842)
1906
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian director, playwright, and poet (b. 1828)
1895
Franz Ernst Neumann, German mineralogist, physicist, and mathematician (b. 1798)
1893
Anton von Schmerling, Austrian politician (b. 1805)
1886
Leopold von Ranke, German historian and academic (b. 1795)
1868
Kit Carson, American general (b. 1809)
1857
Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and academic (b. 1789)
1855
Charles Robert Malden, English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1797)
1841
Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1765)
1815
Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American clergyman and botanist (b. 1753)
1813
Géraud Duroc, French general and diplomat (b. 1772)
1783
James Otis, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1725)
1754
John Wood, the Elder, English architect, designed The Circus and Queen Square (b. 1704)
1752
William Bradford, English-American printer (b. 1663)
1749
Abraham ben Abraham, Polish martyr (b. 1700)
1701
William Kidd, Scottish pirate (b. 1645)
1691
Adrien Auzout, French astronomer and instrument maker (b. 1622)
1670
Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610)
1662
John Gauden, English bishop (b. 1605)
1591
John Blitheman, English organist and composer (b. 1525)
1524
Ismail I, First Emperor of Safavid Empire (b. 1487)
1523
Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shōgun (b. 1466)
1498
Girolamo Savonarola, Italian friar and preacher (b. 1452)
1423
Antipope Benedict XIII (b. 1328)
1370
Toghon Temür, Mongol emperor (b. 1320)
1338
Alice de Warenne, Countess of Arundel, English noble (b. 1287)
1304
Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
1125
Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1081)
962
Guibert of Gembloux, Frankish abbot (b. 892)
922
Li Sizhao, Chinese general and governor
230
Urban I, pope of the Catholic Church

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