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On This Day in History:  May 31

May 31 is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 214 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Joe Girardi pitches N.Y. legislature on sports gambling. A former New York Yankee player and manager came to the New York state capitol on behalf of Major League Baseball on Wednesday to advocate for a new state law regulating betting on sports.
2017
Here's what N.J. family that won $429M jackpot is doing with its money. A year ago this month, the Smith family's lives changed in an instant when they won the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.
2017
New Mexico reduces college scholarships funded by lottery. College scholarships funded by New Mexico lottery proceeds will cover 60 percent of tuition costs for the next school year — down from 90 percent — as state education officials announced changes Wednesday aimed at stretching dwindling revenue for the financial aid program.
2016
Scotland family celebrates third big lottery prize. An elderly couple from Scotland are celebrating a £1 million (US$1.5 million) lottery payout that continues an amazing family run of Lotto luck.
2014
Virginia couple are new millionaires. A Virginia couple celebrated their newfound wealth of $4 million this week, made possible by lucky scratch-off lottery ticket.
2013
Missouri Lottery considering tickets at gas pumps. Missourians might have another choice at the gas pump someday: regular, premium, or Powerball.
2013
Indiana math teacher wins $100,000 from free lottery ticket. A Fort Wayne, Indiana, high school math teacher won $100,000 on a free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket that she received at a Mad Ants game.
2013
Fruit held key to man's lottery win. A Providence, Rhode Island, man's fate was decided by a piece of fruit Wednesday, when he resolved to play the lottery based on the numbers found on his orange's sticker.
2013
High court dismisses Arkansas lottery name lawsuit. A businessman who said he owns trademarks to the lottery's name can't sue the Arkansas Lottery Commission, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
2013
Northeast Texas town sells winning $40 million Powerball ticket. The winning ticket to Wednesday night's Powerball drawing worth about $40 million was sold in an East Texas town, a first for the Lone Star state, lottery officials said.
2013
Man claims half of record $63.4 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Harry Black won an incredible $31.7 million in the lottery, but the way he accomplished it is even more amazing.
2012
Mass. lottery winners face charges in welfare fraud. In two separate cases, authorities are investigating two Massachusetts men who allegedly took welfare benefits after pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in lottery winnings.
2012
Two big-money Mega Millions tickets could be lost, CA Lottery official says. Two months after a record-breaking Mega Millions lottery draw, two tickets valued at $227,955 each remain unclaimed, and a California Lottery official said Wednesday the tickets -- including one sold in Hollywood -- may very well have been lost.
2011
Cheated lottery winner files lawsuit. A Dallas-area man who Travis County prosecutors say had his $1 million lottery ticket stolen by a convenience store clerk in 2009 has sued the Texas Lottery Commission and others in hopes of recovering all of his winnings.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $47 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $47 million for Friday's drawing.
2006
Fla. Fantasy 5 lottery player wins $241,000. One winner of the Florida Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game will collect $241,009.50, a lottery official said Wednesday.
2006
Lottery scammer arrested in Ohio. Patience paid off last week as police nabbed a man they believe used the guise of lottery winnings to scam people out of thousands of dollars.
2006
Iraq war veteran is a hero yet again. A U.S. soldier and his girlfriend found a winning lottery ticket on the ground at a convenience store Monday and turned it in to police, who were able to find its owner -- a $2,500 winner with no idea her lucky ticket was missing.
2006
N.C. Powerball lottery sales begin, with difficulty. North Carolinians played Powerball to the tune of more than $1 million during the first day of sales Tuesday, despite computer glitches and printer problems that plagued nearly 20 percent of the state's lottery retailers.
2006
Tenn. Lottery sexual harassment allegations exposed. Details were released Tuesday on harassment complaints about a former Tennessee Lottery executive accused of groping.
2006
Illinois Gov. won't reveal data on lottery sale plan. The Blagojevich administration said Tuesday it won't release a consultant's work on how much money the state could make by selling or leasing the Illinois state lottery.
2006
Texas Lottery shake-up sparks optimism. Employees and observers of the Texas Lottery said Tuesday they were optimistic about recent changes at the $3 billion agency, hoping they can improve employee morale, security and public confidence in the agency.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$444 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2019
2.$344.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2019
3.$302 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 2017
4.$261.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2010
5.$260 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2015
6.$235 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2016
7.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2011
8.$188.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2015
9.€161.8 Million
US$180.94 Million
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2019
10.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 2014
11.€152 Million
US$170.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2017
12.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2012
13.€116 Million
US$152.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2012
14.€87 Million
US$118.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2014
15.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2016
17.€89.18 Million
US$99.31 Million
Draw Date
May 31, 2016
18.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
19.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2005
20.€74 Million
US$86.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
21.$75 Million
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2004
21.$75 Million
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2004
23.$74.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 1995
24.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2018
24.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Wednesday, May 31, 1989
30 years old
1988
Tuesday, May 31, 1988
31 years old
1979
Thursday, May 31, 1979
40 years old
1978
Wednesday, May 31, 1978
41 years old
1976
Monday, May 31, 1976
43 years old
1972
Wednesday, May 31, 1972
47 years old
1971
Monday, May 31, 1971
48 years old
1967
Wednesday, May 31, 1967
52 years old
1963
Friday, May 31, 1963
56 years old
1963
Friday, May 31, 1963
56 years old
1961
Wednesday, May 31, 1961
58 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
A car bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Kabul near the German embassy during rush hour, killing over 90 and injuring 463.
2013
The asteroid1998 QE2 and its moon make their closest approach to Earth for the next two centuries.
2013
A record breaking 2.6 mile wide tornado struck El Reno, Oklahoma causing 8 fatalities and over 150 injuries.
2010
Israeli Shayetet 13 commandos boarded the Gaza Freedom Flotilla while still in international waters trying to break the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip; nine Turkish civilians on the flotilla were killed in the ensuing violent affray.
2008
Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds
2005
Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was "Deep Throat".
1991
Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations' UNAVEM II mission.
1989
A group of six members of the Peruvian guerrilla group Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement murder eight transsexuals in Tarapoto.
1985
United States-Canada tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
1977
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
1975
The only high school dance ever held at the White House takes place.
1973
The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
1971
In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.
1970
The 7.9 MwAncash earthquake shakes Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) and a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru. Between 66,794-70,000 were killed and 50,000 were injured.
1962
The West Indies Federation dissolves.
1961
The South African Constitution of 1961 becomes effective.
1961
In Moscow City Court, the Rokotov-Faibishenkoshow trial begins, despite the Khrushchev Thaw to reverse Stalinist elements in Soviet society.
1958
Feijenoord Rotterdam wins the first edition of the Benelux Cup
1947
Communists seize power in Hungary
1942
World War II: Imperial Japanese Navymidget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
1941
Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom completes the re-occupation of Iraq and returns 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.
1935
A 7.7 Mwearthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan killing 40,000.
1927
The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
1921
The Tulsa race riot kills at least 39, but other estimates of black fatalities vary from 55 to about 300.
1916
World War I: Battle of Jutland: The British Grand Fleet engages the High Seas Fleet in the largest naval battle of the war, which proves indecisive.
1911
The RMS Titanic is launched in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1911
The President of MexicoPorfirio Díaz flees the country during the Mexican Revolution.
1910
The South Africa Act comes into force, establishing the Union of South Africa.
1909
The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), convenes for the first time.
1902
Second Boer War: The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the war and ensures British control of South Africa.
1889
Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam fails and sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
1884
The arrival at Plymouth of Tāwhiao, King of Maoris, to claim the protection of Queen Victoria
1879
Gilmore's Garden in New York City is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
1864
American Civil War: Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: The Army of Northern Virginia engages the Army of the Potomac.
1862
American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston and G.W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan outside Richmond, Virginia.
1859
The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
1813
In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth reach Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains.
1805
French and Spanish forces begin the assault against British forces occupying Diamond Rock.
1795
French Revolution: The Revolutionary Tribunal is suppressed.
1790
Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
1790
The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
1775
American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolves are adopted in the Province of North Carolina.
1669
Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
1578
King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris, France.
1293
Mongol invasion of Java was a punitive expedition against King Kertanegara of Singhasari, who had refused to pay tribute to the Yuan and maimed one of its ministers. However, it ended with failure for the Mongols. Regarded as establish City of Surabaya
1223
Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River: Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus' and Cumans.
455
Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome.

Births On This Day

1998
Santino Ferrucci, American racing driver
1996
Normani Korde, American singer
1992
Michaël Bournival, Canadian ice hockey player
1992
Laura Ikauniece, Latvian heptathlete
1992
VanossGaming, Canadian Youtuber
1990
Erik Karlsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1989
Bas Dost, Dutch footballer
1989
Marco Reus, German footballer
1986
Robert Gesink, Dutch cyclist
1985
Jordy Nelson, American football player
1984
Andrew Bailey, American baseball player
1984
Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer
1984
Nate Robinson, American basketball player
1981
Mikael Antonsson, Swedish footballer
1981
Daniele Bonera, Italian footballer
1981
Andy Hurley, American musician
1981
Jake Peavy, American baseball player
1981
Marlies Schild, Austrian skier
1979
Jean-François Gillet, Belgian footballer
1977
Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-Greek volleyball player
1977
Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
1977
Eric Christian Olsen, American actor
1977
Joachim Olsen, Danish shot putter and politician
1977
Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
1977
Petr Tenkrát, Czech ice hockey player
1976
Colin Farrell, Irish actor.
1976
Matt Harpring, American basketball player and sportscaster
1975
Mac Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
1974
Hiroiki Ariyoshi, Japanese comedian and singer
1974
Chad Campbell, American golfer
1972
Christian McBride, American bassist and record producer
1972
Archie Panjabi, Indo-British actress
1972
Frode Estil, Norwegian skier
1972
Antti Niemi, Finnish footballer and coach
1972
Dave Roberts, American baseball player and coach
1971
Arun Luthra, Indo-Anglo-American saxophonist, konnakol artist, composer, and arranger
1967
Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television host and producer
1967
Kenny Lofton, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1966
Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lankan cricketer and referee
1965
Todd McKenney, Australian entertainer
1965
Brooke Shields, American model, actress, and producer
1964
Leonard Asper, Canadian lawyer and businessman
1964
Stéphane Caristan, French hurdler and coach
1964
Yukio Edano, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs
1964
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, American rapper and producer
1963
David Leigh, holder of the Sir Samuel Hall Chair of Chemistry at the University of Manchester
1963
Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician, 38th Prime Minister of Hungary
1963
Wesley Willis, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2003)
1962
Corey Hart, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1961
Ray Cote, Canadian ice hockey player
1961
Justin Madden, Australian footballer and politician
1961
Lea Thompson, American actress, director, and producer
1960
Greg Adams, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman
1960
Chris Elliott, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
1960
Peter Winterbottom, English rugby player
1959
Andrea de Cesaris, Italian race car driver (d. 2014)
1959
Phil Wilson, English politician
1957
Jim Craig, American ice hockey player
1956
Fritz Hilpert, German drummer and composer
1956
John Young, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1955
Marty Ehrlich, American multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinets, flutes)
1955
Bruce Adolphe, American pianist, composer, and scholar
1955
Tommy Emmanuel, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Susie Essman, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
1954
Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
1954
Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (d. 2000)
1953
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor and screenwriter
1953
Linda Riordan, English politician
1953
Lynne Truss, English journalist and author
1952
Karl Bartos, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1951
Karl-Hans Riehm, German hammer thrower
1950
Jean Chalopin, French director, producer, and screenwriter, founded DIC Entertainment
1950
Gregory Harrison, American actor
1950
Edgar Savisaar, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
1949
Tom Berenger, American actor, film producer and television writer
1948
Svetlana Alexievich, Belarusian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate
1948
John Bonham, English musician, songwriter and drummer (d. 1980)
1948
Martin Hannett, English bass player, guitarist, and record producer (d. 1991)
1948
Duncan Hunter, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician
1947
Junior Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947
Gabriele Hinzmann, German discus thrower
1946
Ted Baehr, American publisher and critic
1946
Steve Bucknor, Jamaican cricketer and umpire
1946
Krista Kilvet, Estonian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 2009)
1946
Debbie Moore, English model and businesswoman
1945
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1945
Laurent Gbagbo, Ivorian academic and politician, 4th President of Côte d'Ivoire
1945
Bernard Goldberg, American journalist and author
1944
Samantha Juste, English singer and television host (d. 2014)
1943
Sharon Gless, American actress
1943
Joe Namath, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1941
June Clark, Welsh nurse and educator
1941
Louis Ignarro, American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941
William Nordhaus, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1940
Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Ukrainian hammer thrower and coach
1940
Augie Meyers, American musician and singer-songwriter
1940
Gilbert Shelton, American illustrator
1939
Terry Waite, English humanitarian and author
1938
Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1938
John Prescott, British sailor and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1938
Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1935
Jim Bolger, New Zealand businessman and politician, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1934
Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)
1933
Henry B. Eyring, American religious leader, educator, and author
1932
Ed Lincoln, Brazilian pianist, bassist, and composer (d. 2012)
1932
Jay Miner, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 1994)
1931
John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1931
Shirley Verrett, American soprano and actress (d. 2010)
1930
Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, musician, and producer
1929
Menahem Golan, Israeli director and producer (d. 2014)
1928
Pankaj Roy, Indian cricketer (d. 2001)
1927
James Eberle, English admiral (d. 2018)
1927
Michael Sandberg, Baron Sandberg, English lieutenant and banker (d. 2017)
1925
Julian Beck, American actor and director (d. 1986)
1923
Ellsworth Kelly, American painter and sculptor (d. 2015)
1923
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)
1922
Denholm Elliott, English-Spanish actor (d. 1992)
1921
Edna Doré, English actress (d. 2014)
1921
Andrew Grima, Anglo-Italian jewellery designer (d. 2007)
1921
Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer (d. 2008)
1921
Alida Valli, Austrian-Italian actress and singer (d. 2006)
1919
Robie Macauley, American editor, novelist and critic (d. 1995)
1918
Lloyd Quarterman, African American chemist (d. 1982)
1916
Bert Haanstra, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1914
Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer and educator (d. 2006)
1912
Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (d. 1997)
1911
Maurice Allais, French economist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
1909
Art Coulter, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2000)
1908
Don Ameche, American actor (d. 1993)
1901
Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
1900
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (d. 1981)
1898
Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (d. 1993)
1894
Fred Allen, American comedian, radio host, game show panelist, and author (d. 1956)
1892
Michel Kikoine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1968)
1892
Erich Neumann, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1951)
1892
Konstantin Paustovsky, Russian poet and author (d. 1968)
1892
Gregor Strasser, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1934)
1887
Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1885
Robert Richards, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1967)
1883
Lauri Kristian Relander, Finnish politician, 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)
1882
Sándor Festetics, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of War (d. 1956)
1879
Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian soprano (d. 1952)
1875
Rosa May Billinghurst, British suffragette and women's rights activist (d.1953)
1866
John Ringling, American entrepreneur; one of the founders of the Ringling Brothers Circus (d. 1936)
1863
Francis Younghusband, Indian-English captain and explorer (d. 1942)
1860
Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)
1858
Graham Wallas, English socialist, social psychologist, and educationalist (d. 1932)
1857
Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)
1852
Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (d. 1919)
1852
Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist, invented the Petri dish (d. 1921)
1847
William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Canadian-Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (d. 1924)
1842
John Cox Bray, Australian politician, 15th Premier of South Australia (d. 1894)
1838
Henry Sidgwick, English economist and philosopher (d. 1900)
1835
Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese commander (d. 1869)
1827
Kusumoto Ine, first Japanese female doctor of Western medicine (d. 1903)
1819
Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist (d. 1892)
1818
John Albion Andrew, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1867)
1815
Adye Douglas, English-Australian cricketer and politician, 15th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1906)
1801
Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist and scholar (d. 1887)
1773
Ludwig Tieck, German poet, author, and critic (d. 1853)
1754
Andrea Appiani, Italian painter and educator (d. 1817)
1753
Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud, French lawyer and politician (d. 1793)
1732
Count Hieronymus von Colloredo, Austrian archbishop (d. 1812)
1725
Ahilyabai Holkar, Queen of the Malwa Kingdom under the Maratha Empire (d. 1795)
1683
Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, invented the Celsius thermometer (d. 1755)
1641
Patriarch Dositheos II of Jerusalem (d. 1707)
1640
Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)
1613
John George II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
1577
Nur Jahan, Empress consort of the Mughal Empire (d. 1645)
1557
Feodor I of Russia (d. 1598)
1556
Jerzy Radziwiłł, Catholic cardinal (d. 1600)
1535
Alessandro Allori, Italian painter (d. 1607)
1469
Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
1462
Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1504)
1443
Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (d. 1509)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (1976-2016) (b. 1947)
2016
Jan Crouch, American televangelist, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (b. 1938)
2016
Carla Lane, English television writer (b. 1928)
2016
Rupert Neudeck, German journalist and humanitarian (b. 1939)
2015
Gladys Taylor, Canadian author and publisher (b. 1917)
2014
Marilyn Beck, American journalist (b. 1928)
2014
Marinho Chagas, Brazilian footballer and coach (b. 1952)
2014
Hoss Ellington, American race car driver (b. 1935)
2014
Martha Hyer, American actress (b. 1924)
2014
Lewis Katz, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1942)
2014
Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, English author (b. 1922)
2013
Gerald E. Brown, American physicist and academic (b. 1926)
2013
Frederic Lindsay, Scottish author and educator (b. 1933)
2013
Miguel Méndez, American author and poet (b. 1930)
2013
Tim Samaras, American engineer and storm chaser (b. 1957)
2013
Jairo Mora Sandoval, Costa Rican environmentalist (b. 1987)
2013
Jean Stapleton, American actress (b. 1923)
2012
Christopher Challis, English cinematographer (b. 1919)
2012
Randall B. Kester, American lawyer and judge (b. 1916)
2012
Paul Pietsch, German race car driver and publisher (b. 1911)
2012
Orlando Woolridge, American basketball player and coach (b. 1959)
2011
Pauline Betz, American tennis player (b. 1919)
2011
Jonas Bevacqua, American fashion designer, co-founded the Lifted Research Group (b. 1977)
2011
Derek Hodge, Virgin Islander lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1941)
2011
Hans Keilson, German-Dutch psychoanalyst and author (b. 1909)
2011
John Martin, English admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (b. 1918)
2011
Andy Robustelli, American football player and manager (b. 1925)
2010
Louise Bourgeois, French-American sculptor and painter (b. 1911)
2010
Brian Duffy, English photographer and producer (b. 1933)
2010
William A. Fraker, American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1923)
2010
Rubén Juárez, Argentinian singer-songwriter and bandoneón player (b. 1947)
2010
Merata Mita, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
2009
Danny La Rue, Irish-British drag queen performer and singer (b. 1927)
2009
George Tiller, American physician (b. 1941)
2006
Ryan Bennett, American sportscaster (b. 1970)
2006
Miguel Ortiz Berrocal, Spanish sculptor (b. 1933)
2006
Raymond Davis, Jr., American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
2004
Aiyathurai Nadesan, Sri Lankan journalist (b. 1954)
2004
Robert Quine, American guitarist (b. 1941)
2004
Étienne Roda-Gil, French screenwriter and composer (b. 1941)
2002
Subhash Gupte, Indian cricketer (b. 1929)
2001
Arlene Francis, American actress, talk show host, game show panelist, and television personality (b. 1907)
2000
Petar Mladenov, Bulgarian diplomat, 1st President of Bulgaria (b. 1936)
2000
Tito Puente, American jazz musician (b. 1923)
2000
A. Jeyaratnam Wilson, Sri Lankan historian, author, and academic (b. 1928)
1998
Charles Van Acker, Belgian-American race car driver (b. 1912)
1996
Timothy Leary, American psychologist and author (b. 1920)
1995
Stanley Elkin, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1930)
1994
Uzay Heparı, Turkish actor, producer, and composer (b. 1969)
1994
Herva Nelli, Italian-American soprano (b. 1909)
1989
Owen Lattimore, American author and academic (b. 1900)
1989
C. L. R. James, Trinidadian journalist and historian (b. 1901)
1987
John Abraham, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1937)
1986
Jane Frank, American painter and sculptor (b. 1918)
1986
James Rainwater, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
1985
Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (b. 1921)
1983
Jack Dempsey, American boxer and lieutenant (b. 1895)
1982
Carlo Mauri, Italian mountaineer and explorer (b. 1930)
1981
Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, English economist and journalist (b. 1914)
1978
József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1925)
1977
William Castle, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
1976
Jacques Monod, French biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1970
Terry Sawchuk, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1929)
1967
Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (b. 1915)
1962
Henry F. Ashurst, American lawyer and politician (b. 1874)
1960
Willem Elsschot, Flemish author and poet (b. 1882)
1960
Walther Funk, German economist, journalist, and politician, German Minister of Economics (b. 1890)
1957
Stefanos Sarafis, Greek general and politician (b. 1890)
1957
Leopold Staff, Polish poet and academic (b. 1878)
1954
Antonis Benakis, Greek art collector and philanthropist, founded the Benaki Museum (b. 1873)
1945
Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (b. 1904)
1931
Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, Canadian cardinal (b. 1866)
1931
Willy Stöwer, German author and illustrator (b. 1864)
1910
Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician and educator (b. 1821)
1909
Thomas Price, Welsh-Australian politician, 24th Premier of South Australia (b. 1852)
1908
Louis-Honoré Fréchette, Canadian author, poet, and politician (b. 1839)
1848
Eugénie de Guérin, French author (b. 1805)
1847
Thomas Chalmers, Scottish minister and economist (b. 1780)
1846
Philip Marheineke, German pastor and philosopher (b. 1780)
1837
Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, (b. 1779)
1832
Évariste Galois, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1811)
1831
Samuel Bentham, English architect and engineer (b. 1757)
1809
Joseph Haydn, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1732)
1809
Jean Lannes, French general (b. 1769)
1747
Andrey Osterman, German-Russian politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1686)
1740
Frederick William I of Prussia (b. 1688)
1680
Joachim Neander, German theologian and educator (b. 1650)
1665
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Dutch painter (b. 1597)
1594
Tintoretto, Italian painter and educator (b. 1518)
1567
Guido de Bres, Belgian pastor and theologian (b. 1522)
1558
Philip Hoby, English general and diplomat (b. 1505)
1504
Engelbert II of Nassau (b. 1451)
1410
Martin of Aragon, Spanish king (b. 1356)
1408
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1358)
1370
Vitalis of Assisi, Italian hermit and monk (b. 1295)
1349
Thomas Wake, English politician (b. 1297)
1329
Albertino Mussato, Italian statesman and writer (b. 1261)
1326
Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley (b. 1271)
1321
Birger, king of Sweden (b. 1280)
1162
Géza II, king of Hungary (b. 1130)
1089
Sigwin von Are, archbishop of Cologne
1076
Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria, English politician (b. 1050)
960
Fujiwara no Morosuke, Japanese statesman (b. 909)
930
Liu Hua, princess of Southern Han (b. 896)
455
Petronius Maximus, Roman emperor (b. 396)

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