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On This Day in History:  April 2

April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 273 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Declining lottery sales prompt more Powerball jackpot changes. The Powerball Product Group today announced its decision to further modify the rules for determining each successive Powerball jackpot roll, and set a firm implementation date rather than waiting for the next jackpot winner.
2020
CT Lottery moving operations after employee tests positive for COVID-19. A Connecticut Lottery Corp. employee who had been self-isolating at home has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting lottery officials to announce they are temporarily moving operations from the lottery's Rocky Hill headquarters to a "backup facility" they declined to identify.
2018
Speculation begins about NJ winner of Mega Millions lottery. As speculation swirled around the identity of the world's newest multi-millionaire, the owner of the mini-mart where Friday's winning Mega Millions ticket was sold said he reviewed surveillance footage to see if he could pinpoint the lucky customer.
2015
British couple win £1m in lottery draw for second time in two years. A UK couple who have won £1m (US$1.5 million) in the EuroMillions lottery for the second time have said they "just can't believe it".
2014
Sole winner of $425M February Powerball jackpot claims prize. The sole winner of February's $425.3 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday.
2014
Legislator demands greater scrutiny of Florida Lottery. The vice chairwoman of the Florida Senate Gaming Committee, Sen. Maria Sachs, called for greater scrutiny of the Florida Lottery after a Palm Beach Post investigation revealed some people are winning big prizes against enormous odds.
2013
$338M NJ Powerball winner pays child support owed. The New Jersey deli owner who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot last week sliced off a piece of his prize to pay nearly $30,000 in back child support yesterday.
2012
Maryland Lottery officials inundated with Mega Millions rumors. Maryland lottery officials were inundated Monday with hundreds of calls fueled by rumors about the identity of the Baltimore County shopper who will share in the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2012
Texas Lottery approves new game to start in fall. The three-member Texas Lottery Commission (TLC) unanimously voted to approve the new All or Nothing game, slated to begin in the fall of 2012.
2012
Man struck by lightning hours after buying lottery tickets. A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot.
2012
MD Lottery: winner has not come forward yet. Rumors may be swirling, but the lucky Maryland winner who shares in Friday evening's record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has not yet come forward.
2012
Maryland Mega Millions winner already in pool dispute. Mega Millions mania has plunged a Maryland McDonald's into a bubbling cauldron of controversy hotter than a deep-fried apple pie.
2010
Penn. Lottery loses big on 7-7-7-7 win. Wednesday night, all sevens came up in Pennsylvania Lottery's Big 4 drawing, resulting in a whopping $7.77 million payout to 3,107 winning tickets.
2008
Tennessee Lottery a step closer to restoring real drawings. A Tennessee House panel has advanced a proposal to require the state lottery to abandon computerized drawings for its games.
2007
Powerball offers 10X multiplier this month. Powerball players who purchase the Power Play feature will have a chance to multiply their prizes by 10 during the "Power Play 10X" promotion running in April.
2007
Rebecca Paul Hargrove: Former newswoman cashes in on lottery career. The latest installment of a new series in The State Journal-Register called "Headliners: A look at people who made the news."
2007
Man accused of scam wins $2,100 on lottery TV show. A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam won $2,100 on the Ohio Lottery's television game show.
2007
Winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin. The winning Powerball ticket in the weekend drawing was purchased in Stoughton, Wisconsin, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Lottery winner waited 50 weeks to pick up $30 million. Raymond Sobeski waited almost an entire year before coming forward to claim his prize of $30 million because, he says, he didn't want to "do anything rash."
2004
Woman's love of lottery pays off big. Marlene Morrisette is a $1 million winner in New Yorks's Win For Life instant lottery game.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2011
2.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2020
3.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2006
4.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 2, 1999
5.€122.93 Million
US$151.04 Million
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2018
6.€129.21 Million
US$144.75 Million
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2019
7.$138 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2006
8.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2016
9.$126 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2009
10.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2020
11.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2010
12.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2020
13.CA$125 Million
US$95.65 Million
Multi-Province
Canada Super 7
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2004
14.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2002
15.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2007
15.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2019
17.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2005
18.€67 Million
US$82.32 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2018
19.€62 Million
US$79.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
20.€57.28 Million
US$78.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2014
21.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 1997
22.€72 Million
US$76.41 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2017
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2004
24.€64.76 Million
US$73.79 Million
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2016
25.€68 Million
US$72.52 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Monday, Apr 2, 1990
30 years old
1990
Monday, Apr 2, 1990
30 years old
1986
Wednesday, Apr 2, 1986
34 years old
1980
Wednesday, Apr 2, 1980
40 years old
1973
Monday, Apr 2, 1973
47 years old
1973
Monday, Apr 2, 1973
47 years old
1968
Tuesday, Apr 2, 1968
52 years old
1965
Friday, Apr 2, 1965
55 years old
1960
Saturday, Apr 2, 1960
60 years old
1949
Saturday, Apr 2, 1949
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and wounding 79 others.
2015
Four men steal items worth up to £200 million from an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area in what has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history."
2014
A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, with four dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured.
2012
A mass shooting at Oikos University in California leaves seven people dead and three injured.
2006
Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; Tennessee is hardest hit with 29 people killed.
2004
Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid; the attack is thwarted.
2002
Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated.
1992
In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
1992
Forty-two civilians were massacred in the town of Bijeljina in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1991
Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia.
1989
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba, to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
1986
Alabama governor George Wallace, a former segregationist, best known for the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door", announces that he will not seek a fifth four-year term and will retire from public life upon the end of his term in January 1987.
1982
Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
1980
United States President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act.
1979
A Soviet bio-warfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock.
1976
Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.
1975
Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from Quảng Ngãi Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
1973
Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.
1972
Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
1956
As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.
1930
After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.
1921
The Autonomous Government of Khorasan, a military government encompassing the modern state of Iran, is established.
1917
World War I: United States President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
1912
The ill-fated RMS Titanic begins sea trials.
1911
The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census.
1902
Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, Saint Petersburg.
1902
"Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.
1900
The United States Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
1885
Canadian Cree warriors attack the village of Frog Lake, killing nine.
1865
American Civil War: Defeat at the Third Battle of Petersburg forces the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederate government to abandon Richmond, Virginia.
1863
American Civil War: The largest in a series of Southern bread riots occurs in Richmond, Virginia.
1851
Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
1801
French Revolutionary Wars: The British capture the Danish fleet.
1800
Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
1800
The Treaty of Constantinople establishes the Septinsular Republic, the first autonomous Greek state since the Fall of the Byzantine Empire.
1792
The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
1755
Commodore William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
1513
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now the United States state of Florida.

Births On This Day

1997
Abdelhak Nouri, Dutch footballer
1991
Quavo, American rapper
1990
Yevgeniya Kanayeva, Russian gymnast
1990
Miralem Pjanić, Bosnian footballer
1988
Jesse Plemons, American actor
1987
Pablo Aguilar, Paraguayan footballer
1987
Marc Pugh, English footballer
1986
Ibrahim Afellay, Dutch footballer
1986
Andris Biedriņš, Latvian basketball player
1986
Lee DeWyze, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1985
Thom Evans, Zimbabwean-Scottish rugby player
1985
Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater
1984
Engin Atsür, Turkish basketball player
1984
Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
1984
Jérémy Morel, French footballer
1983
Yung Joc, American rapper
1983
Maksym Mazuryk, Ukrainian pole vaulter
1982
Marco Amelia, Italian footballer
1982
Jeremy Bloom, American football player and skier
1982
Jack Evans, American wrestler
1982
David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player
1981
Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
1981
Kapil Sharma, Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter and actor
1980
Avi Benedi, Israeli singer and songwriter
1980
Adam Fleming, Scottish journalist
1980
Gavin Heffernan, Canadian director and screenwriter
1980
Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver (d. 2004)
1980
Wairangi Koopu, New Zealand rugby league player
1980
Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
1979
Jesse Carmichael, American keyboard player
1978
Scott Lynch, American author
1978
Ethan Smith, American actor, director, and producer
1977
Per Elofsson, Swedish skier
1977
Michael Fassbender, German-Irish actor and producer
1977
Hanno Pevkur, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Justice
1976
Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
1976
Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
1976
Pattie Mallette, Canadian author and film producer
1975
Randy Livingston, American basketball player
1975
Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski, German rower
1974
Tayfun Korkut, Turkish football manager and former player
1973
Dmitry Lipartov, Russian footballer
1973
Roselyn Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American actress
1973
Aleksejs Semjonovs, Latvian footballer
1972
Remo D'Souza, Indian choreographer and dancer
1972
Calvin Davis, American sprinter and hurdler
1972
Zane Lamprey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto, Brazilian footballer
1971
Jason Lewry, English cricketer
1971
Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
1969
Ajay Devgan, Indian actor, director, and producer
1967
Greg Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Phil Demmel, American guitarist and songwriter
1966
Bill Romanowski, American football player and actor
1966
Teddy Sheringham, English footballer and coach
1965
Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (d. 2012)
1964
Pete Incaviglia, American baseball player and coach
1964
Jonathon Sharkey, American wrestler
1963
Karl Beattie, English director and producer
1963
Mike Gascoyne, English engineer
1962
Pierre Carles, French director and producer
1962
Billy Dean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Clark Gregg, American actor
1961
Buddy Jewell, American singer-songwriter
1961
Christopher Meloni, American actor
1961
Keren Woodward, English singer-songwriter
1960
Linford Christie, Jamaican-English sprinter
1960
Brad Jones, Australian race car driver
1960
Pascale Nadeau, Canadian journalist
1959
Gelindo Bordin, Italian runner
1959
David Frankel, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
1959
Yves Lavandier, French director and producer
1959
Badou Ezzaki, Moroccan footballer and manager
1958
Stefano Bettarello, Italian rugby player
1958
Larry Drew, American basketball player and coach
1957
Caroline Dean, English biologist and academic
1957
Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman, co-owner of the New York Yankees
1955
Michael Stone, Northern Irish loyalist paramilitary
1954
Gregory Abbott, American singer-songwriter and producer
1954
Donald Petrie, American actor and director
1953
Jim Allister, Northern Irish lawyer and politician
1953
Rosemary Bryant Mariner, 20th and 21st-century U.S. Navy aviator
1953
James Vance, American author and playwright (d. 2017)
1953
Malika Oufkir, Moroccan Berber writer
1952
Lennart Fagerlund, Swedish cyclist
1952
Will Hoy, English race car driver (d. 2002)
1952
Leon Wilkeson, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2001)
1951
Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer
1950
Lynn Westmoreland, American politician
1949
Paul Gambaccini, American-English radio and television host
1949
Bernd Müller, German footballer
1949
Pamela Reed, American actress
1949
David Robinson, American drummer
1948
Roald Als, Danish author and illustrator
1948
Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer (d. 2012)
1948
Daniel Okrent, American journalist and author
1948
Joan D. Vinge, American author
1947
Paquita la del Barrio, Mexican singer-songwriter
1947
Tua Forsström, Finnish writer
1947
Emmylou Harris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Camille Paglia, American author and critic
1946
Richard Collinge, New Zealand cricketer
1946
David Heyes, English politician
1946
Sue Townsend, English author and playwright (d. 2014)
1946
Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997)
1945
Jürgen Drews, German singer-songwriter
1945
Guy Fréquelin, French race car driver
1945
Linda Hunt, American actress
1945
Reggie Smith, American baseball player and coach
1945
Don Sutton, American baseball player and sportscaster
1945
Anne Waldman, American poet
1944
Bill Malinchak, American football player
1943
Michael Boyce, Baron Boyce, South African-English admiral and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1943
Caterina Bueno, Italian singer (d. 2007)
1943
Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (d. 2017)
1943
Antonio Sabàto, Sr., Italian actor
1942
Leon Russell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)
1942
Roshan Seth, Indian-English actor
1941
Dr. Demento, American radio host
1941
Sonny Throckmorton, American country singer-songwriter
1940
Donald Jackson, Canadian figure skater and coach
1940
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (d. 1981)
1940
Penelope Keith, English actress
1939
Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1939
Anthony Lake, American academic and diplomat, 18th United States National Security Advisor
1939
Lise Thibault, Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
1938
John Larsson, Swedish 17th General of The Salvation Army
1938
Booker Little, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1961)
1938
Al Weis, American baseball player
1937
Dick Radatz, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1936
Shaul Ladany, Serbian-Israeli race walker and engineer
1934
Paul Cohen, American mathematician and theorist (d. 2007)
1934
Brian Glover, English wrestler and actor (d. 1997)
1934
Carl Kasell, American journalist and game show host (d. 2018)
1934
Richard Portman, American sound engineer (d. 2017)
1934
Dovid Shmidel, Austrian-born Israeli rabbi
1933
György Konrád, Hungarian sociologist and author
1932
Edward Egan, American cardinal (d. 2015)
1931
Vladimir Kuznetsov, Russian javelin thrower (d. 1986)
1930
Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor
1929
Ed Dorn, American poet and educator (d. 1999)
1928
Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (d. 1996)
1928
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (d. 1991)
1928
Roy Masters, English-American radio host
1928
David Robinson, Northern Irish horticulturist and academic (d. 2004)
1927
Carmen Basilio, American boxer and soldier (d. 2012)
1927
Howard Callaway, American soldier and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Army (d. 2014)
1927
Rita Gam, American actress (d. 2016)
1927
Billy Pierce, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1927
Kenneth Tynan, English author and critic (d. 1980)
1926
Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (d. 2014)
1926
Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (d. 2006)
1925
George MacDonald Fraser, Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1925
Hans Rosenthal, German radio and television host (d. 1987)
1924
Bobby Ávila, Mexican baseball player (d. 2004)
1923
Gloria Henry, American actress
1923
Johnny Paton, Scottish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
1923
G. Spencer-Brown, English mathematician, psychologist, and author (d. 2016)
1922
John C. Whitehead, American banker and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of State (d. 2015)
1920
Gerald Bouey, Canadian lieutenant and civil servant (d. 2004)
1920
Jack Stokes, English animator and director (d. 2013)
1920
Jack Webb, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1919
Delfo Cabrera, Argentinian runner and soldier (d. 1981)
1914
Alec Guinness, English actor (d. 2000)
1910
Paul Triquet, Canadian general, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1980)
1910
Chico Xavier, Brazilian spiritual medium (d. 2002)
1908
Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
1907
Harald Andersson, American-Swedish discus thrower (d. 1985)
1907
Luke Appling, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
1906
Alphonse-Marie Parent, Canadian priest and educator (d. 1970)
1903
Lionel Chevrier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 1987)
1902
Jan Tschichold, German-Swiss graphic designer and typographer (d. 1974)
1900
Roberto Arlt, Argentinian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1942)
1900
Anis Fuleihan, Cypriot-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1970)
1900
Alfred Strange, English footballer (d. 1978)
1898
Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor and politician (d. 1990)
1898
Chiungtze C. Tsen, Chinese mathematician (d. 1940)
1896
Johnny Golden, American golfer (d. 1936)
1891
Jack Buchanan, Scottish entertainer (d. 1957)
1891
Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 1976)
1891
Tristão de Bragança Cunha, Indian nationalist and anti-colonial activist from Goa (d. 1958)
1884
J. C. Squire, English poet, author, and historian (d. 1958)
1875
Walter Chrysler, American businessman, founded Chrysler (d. 1940)
1875
William Donne, English cricketer and captain (d. 1942)
1869
Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (d. 1928)
1862
Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1861
Iván Persa, Slovenian priest and author (d. 1935)
1842
Dominic Savio, Italian Catholic saint, adolescent student of Saint John Bosco (d. 1857)
1841
Clément Ader, French engineer, designed the Ader Avion III (d. 1926)
1840
Émile Zola, French novelist, playwright, journalist (d. 1902)
1838
Léon Gambetta, French lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of France (d. 1882)
1835
Jacob Nash Victor, American engineer (d. 1907)
1827
William Holman Hunt, English soldier and painter (d. 1910)
1814
Henry L. Benning, American general and judge (d. 1875)
1814
Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
1805
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1875)
1798
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and academic (d. 1874)
1792
Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (d. 1840)
1789
Lucio Norberto Mansilla, Argentinian general and politician (d. 1871)
1788
Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet and author (d. 1862)
1788
Wilhelmine Reichard, German balloonist (d. 1848)
1725
Giacomo Casanova, Italian explorer and author (d. 1798)
1719
Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)
1696
Francesca Cuzzoni, Italian operatic soprano (d. 1778)
1653
Prince George of Denmark (d. 1708)
1647
Maria Sibylla Merian, German-Dutch botanist and illustrator (d. 1717)
1618
Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1663)
1602
Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Franciscan abbess (d. 1665)
1586
Pietro Della Valle, Italian traveler (d. 1652)
1565
Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)
1545
Elisabeth of Valois (d. 1568)
1473
John Corvinus, Hungarian noble (d. 1504)
742
Charlemagne, Frankish king (d. 814)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Gallieno Ferri, Italian comic book artist and illustrator (b. 1929)
2016
Robert Abajyan, Armenian sergeant (b. 1996)
2015
Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
2015
Robert H. Schuller, American pastor and author (b. 1926)
2015
Steve Stevaert, Belgian businessman and politician, Governor of Limburg (b. 1954)
2014
Glyn Jones, South African actor and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2014
Urs Widmer, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1938)
2013
Fred, French author and illustrator (b. 1931)
2013
Jesús Franco, Spanish director, screenwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1930)
2013
Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (b. 1926)
2012
Jesús Aguilarte, Venezuelan captain and politician (b. 1959)
2012
Elizabeth Catlett, American-Mexican sculptor and illustrator (b. 1915)
2012
Mauricio Lasansky, American graphic designer and academic (b. 1914)
2011
John C. Haas, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1918)
2010
Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
2009
Albert Sanschagrin, Canadian bishop (b. 1911)
2009
Bud Shank, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1926)
2008
Yakup Satar, Turkish World War I veteran(b. 1898)
2007
Henry L. Giclas, American astronomer and academic (b. 1910)
2006
Lloyd Searwar, Guyanese anthologist and diplomat (b. 1925)
2005
Lillian O'Donnell, American crime novelist (b. 1926)
2005
Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)
2004
John Argyris, Greek computer scientist, engineer, and academic (b. 1913)
2003
Edwin Starr, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
2002
Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and songwriter (b. 1910)
2002
John R. Pierce, American engineer and author (b. 1910)
2001
Charles Daudelin, Canadian sculptor and painter (b. 1920)
1998
Rob Pilatus, American-German singer-songwriter (b. 1965)
1997
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese director and producer (b. 1910)
1995
Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
1994
Betty Furness, American actress, consumer advocate, game show panelist, television journalist and television personality (b. 1916)
1994
Marc Fitch, British historian and philanthropist (b. 1908)
1992
Juanito, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1954)
1992
Jan van Aartsen, Dutch politician (b. 1909)
1989
Manolis Angelopoulos, Greek singer (b. 1939)
1987
Buddy Rich, American drummer, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1917)
1977
Walter Wolf, German academic and politician (b. 1907)
1974
Georges Pompidou, French banker and politician, 19th President of France (b. 1911)
1972
Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884)
1972
Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese martial artist and educator (b. 1887)
1966
C. S. Forester, English novelist (b. 1899)
1953
Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (b. 1885)
1948
Sabahattin Ali, Turkish journalist, author, and poet (b. 1907)
1942
Édouard Estaunié, French novelist (b. 1862)
1936
Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860)
1933
Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer (b. 1872)
1930
Zewditu I of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
1928
Theodore William Richards, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
1923
Topal Osman, Turkish colonel (b. 1883)
1917
Bryn Lewis, Welsh international rugby player (b.1891)
1914
Paul Heyse, German author, poet, and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830)
1896
Theodore Robinson, American painter and academic (b. 1852)
1894
Achille Vianelli, Italian painter and academic (b. 1803)
1891
Albert Pike, American lawyer and general (b. 1809)
1891
Ahmed Vefik Pasha, Greek playwright and politician, 249th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1823)
1872
Samuel Morse, American painter and academic, invented the Morse code (b. 1791)
1865
A. P. Hill, American general (b. 1825)
1845
Philip Charles Durham, Scottish admiral and politician (b. 1763)
1827
Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and educator (b. 1776)
1817
Johann Heinrich Jung, German author and academic (b. 1740)
1803
Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet, Scottish judge and politician (b. 1721)
1801
Thomas Dadford, Jr., English engineer (b. 1761)
1791
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, French journalist and politician (b. 1749)
1787
Thomas Gage, English general and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1719)
1754
Thomas Carte, English historian and author (b. 1686)
1747
Johann Jacob Dillenius, German-English botanist and mycologist (b. 1684)
1742
James Douglas, Scottish physician and anatomist (b. 1675)
1720
Joseph Dudley, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1647)
1672
Pedro Calungsod, Filipino missionary and saint (b. 1654)
1672
Diego Luis de San Vitores, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1627)
1657
Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1608)
1657
Jean-Jacques Olier, French priest, founded the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)
1640
Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Polish author and poet (b. 1595)
1511
Bernard VII, Lord of Lippe, German nobleman (b. 1428)
1507
Francis of Paola, Italian friar and saint, founded the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)
1502
Arthur, prince of Wales (b. 1486)
1416
Ferdinand I, king of Aragon (b. 1379)
1412
Ruy González de Clavijo, Spanish explorer and author
1335
Henry of Bohemia (b. 1265)
1272
Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English husband of Sanchia of Provence (b. 1209)
1244
Henrik Harpestræng, Danish botanical and medical author
1118
Baldwin I, king of Jerusalem
991
Bardas Skleros, Byzantine general
968
Yuan Dezhao, Chinese chancellor (b. 891)
872
Muflih al-Turki, Turkish general
870
Æbbe the Younger, Frankish abbess