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On This Day in History:  December 21

December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 10 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
Anonymous donor gives church $100k winning lottery ticket. Somebody won a $100,000 lottery ticket and instead of cashing it in themselves, they handed it over to a church for a higher use.
2015
Prosecutors say Tipton rigged two jackpots he purchased tickets for in Kansas. The former security chief for a national association that operates lotteries personally bought two tickets that won jackpots in Kansas, investigators said Monday, bringing to five the number of states where he may have rigged lottery drawings.
2012
Million-dollar lottery jackpot revives college dream for Brooklyn woman. Hard times forced Linza Ford to drop out of college, but a $1 million lottery jackpot has revived her educational dreams.
2011
$173 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls. Will an incredibly lucky lottery player win a life-changing windfall this week, or will the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game enter into the realm of $200+ million jackpots?
2010
$145M jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions lottery draw. The jackpot for tonight's multi-state Mega Millions lottery draw is $145 million, the most since May 4th.
2010
Idaho Lottery offers free ticket deal. Just in time for the late holiday season shoppers, the Idaho Lottery is offering a two-day special for players on Tuesday and Wednesday this week only.
2009
Idaho Lottery's $1 million raffle almost sold out. The Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle is 90 percent sold out, meaning there are about 25,000 of the $10 tickets still available.
2009
Tenn. lottery scholarships outstrip revenue; day of reckoning looms. A day of reckoning is coming for students and parents over Tennessee's lottery scholarships that could result in tightened eligibility, reduced scholarship awards or both.
2009
$50 lottery game remains popular. The sour economy isn't stopping some big-spending Texans from plopping down $50 for a single lottery ticket.
2009
Ontario Lottery may be sold off. The Liberal government will sign a $200,000 deal with two investment banks within days to do "preliminary research" on privatizing all or part of the problem-prone Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Toronto Star has learned.
2007
Georgia Lottery launches talent search. The Georgia Lottery Corporation is searching for a new host/spokesperson for its daily televised drawings and to make special appearances around the state.
2007
$3 million Florida Lottery ticket expires Monday. A lottery winner has one last chance to claim a $3 million Florida Lotto prize.
2007
Vermont could become first state to privatize lottery. No other state has leased its lottery, but Vermont wants to be the first.
2007
GTECH takes half ownership of Chinese lottery firm. Providence, R.I.-based lottery technology company GTECH Global Services Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Italy's Lottomatica S.p.A., has spent $20 million to acquire 50 percent of Tabcorp International Hong Kong Ltd. (TIHK), a Chinese lottery provider.
2007
Don't buy lottery tickets for kids, researcher warns. Parents who buy lottery tickets as presents for their kids are gambling with their children's futures, says a McGill University researcher.
2007
D.C. Lottery thefts tied to lax security processes. D.C. officials learned last year that lax enforcement of security procedures made it possible for a handful of contract employees to steal tens of thousands of dollars in lottery tickets and prize money, according to records released this week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the District of Columbia Lottery & Charitable Games Control Board.
2007
Stolen lottery money returned to real winners. Four school board employees, allegedly cheated out of their winning lottery ticket by a retailer who claimed the prize money as his own, received a check for $5.7 million -- plus interest -- Wednesday from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
2005
Police called to convince German lottery winner. A lottery company had to call the police to convince an elderly German woman that she had hit the jackpot, police said on Tuesday.
2005
S.C. Laments N.C.'s Move To Powerball. Now that North Carolina announced that it will be a part of the Powerball lottery, lottery stores in South Carolina said they will lose half of their business, not to mention there won't be as much cash for education.
2004
Details of lottery winner kin's death still sketchy. The 17-year-old granddaughter of the nation's largest lottery winner was found dead near her boyfriend's home, her body wrapped in a sheet and plastic tarp.
2004
NJ couple wins $2.2M Pick 6 Lotto jackpot. A Bayonne couple has claimed the winning ticket in the Dec. 2 New Jersey Pick 6 Lotto jackpot drawing, which carried a jackpot of nearly $2.2 million.
2004
GTECH lands 5-year deal with Finland lottery. Lottery systems operator Gtech Holdings Corp. reported Monday that it signed a five year deal with the Finnish national lottery.
2004
Tennesse lottery markets tickets as Christmas gifts. For the first Christmas in the Volunteer State since the lottery started last January, Tennessee Lottery President Rebecca Paul is marketing lottery tickets as inexpensive gifts that can potentially grow in value.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$305 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2018
2.$300 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2017
3.$281 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2018
4.$253 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2017
5.$227 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2015
6.$216.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2002
7.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2011
8.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2019
9.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2009
10.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2010
11.$142 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2014
12.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2003
13.€100 Million
US$131.91 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2012
14.€101 Million
US$115.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2018
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2009
16.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2011
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2014
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2003
19.€72 Million
US$98.46 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2013
20.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2015
21.€80.46 Million
US$91.57 Million
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2018
22.$89.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 22, 1993
23.€74.94 Million
US$88.91 Million
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2017
24.€81 Million
US$84.64 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2016
25.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1996
Saturday, Dec 21, 1996
23 years old
1978
Thursday, Dec 21, 1978
41 years old
1978
Thursday, Dec 21, 1978
41 years old
1977
Wednesday, Dec 21, 1977
42 years old
1976
Tuesday, Dec 21, 1976
43 years old
1976
Tuesday, Dec 21, 1976
43 years old
1975
Sunday, Dec 21, 1975
44 years old
1975
Sunday, Dec 21, 1975
44 years old
1972
Thursday, Dec 21, 1972
47 years old
1968
Saturday, Dec 21, 1968
51 years old
1957
Saturday, Dec 21, 1957
62 years old
1946
Saturday, Dec 21, 1946
73 years old
1943
Tuesday, Dec 21, 1943
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2004
Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.
1999
The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid, Spain.
1995
The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
1992
A Dutch DC-10, flight Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56.
1988
A bomb explodes on board Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270. This is to date the deadliest air disaster to occur in British soil.
1988
The first flight of Antonov An-225 Mriya, the largest aircraft in the world.
1979
Lancaster House Agreement: An independence agreement for Rhodesia is signed in London by Lord Carrington, Sir Ian Gilmour, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and S.C. Mundawarara.
1973
The Geneva Conference on the Arab-Israeli conflict opens.
1970
First flight of F-14 multi-role combat aircraft.
1968
Apollo program: Apollo 8 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.
1967
Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a human-to-human heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, having lived for 18 days after the transplant.
1965
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is adopted.
1963
"Bloody Christmas" begins in Cyprus, ultimately resulting in the displacement of 25,000-30,000 Turkish Cypriots and destruction of more than 100 villages.
1946
An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaidō, Japan, kills over 1,300 people and destroys over 38,000 homes.
1941
World War II: A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
1937
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.
1936
First flight of the Junkers Ju 88 multi-role combat aircraft.
1923
United Kingdom and Nepal formally signed an agreement of friendship, called the Nepal-Britain Treaty of 1923, which superseded the Treaty of Sugauli signed in 1816.
1919
American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
1913
Arthur Wynne's "word-cross", the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.
1910
An underground explosion at the Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.
1907
The Chilean Army commits a massacre of at least 2,000 striking saltpeter miners in Iquique, Chile.
1883
The Royal Canadian Dragoons and The Royal Canadian Regiment, the first Permanent Force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army, are formed.
1879
World premiere of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1872
Challenger expedition: HMS Challenger, commanded by Captain George Nares, sails from Portsmouth, England.
1861
Medal of Honor: Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.
1844
The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers commences business at its cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
1832
Egyptian-Ottoman War: Egyptian forces decisively defeat Ottoman troops at the Battle of Konya.
1826
American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion.
1620
Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1598
Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile.
1361
The Battle of Linuesa is fought in the context of the Spanish Reconquista between the forces of the Emirate of Granada and the combined army of the Kingdom of Castile and of Jaén resulting in a Castilian victory.
1237
The city of Ryazan is sacked by the Mongol army of Batu Khan.
1140
Conrad III of Germany besieges Weinsberg.
1124
Pope Honorius II is consecrated, having been elected after the controversial dethroning of Pope Celestine II.
AD 69
The Roman Senate declares Vespasian emperor of Rome, the last in the Year of the Four Emperors.

Births On This Day

1995
Bobby, South Korean-American rapper
1992
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, American football player
1991
Riccardo Saponara, Italian footballer
1989
Mark Ingram Jr., American football player
1989
Tamannaah, South Indian actress
1988
Perri Shakes-Drayton, English sprinter and hurdler
1987
Denis Alekseyev, Russian sprinter
1985
Tom Sturridge, English actor
1984
Darren Potter, English footballer
1983
Steven Yeun, American actor
1982
Philip Humber, American baseball player
1981
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
1979
Steve Montador, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2015)
1978
Emiliano Brembilla, Italian swimmer
1978
Charles Dera, American pornographic actor, dancer, model, and mixed martial arts fighter
1978
Shaun Morgan, South African musician, singer, and guitarist
1977
Emmanuel Macron, Current President of France
1977
Leon MacDonald, New Zealand rugby player
1975
Paloma Herrera, Argentinian ballerina
1974
Karrie Webb, Australian golfer
1973
Irakli Alasania, Georgian colonel and politician, Georgian Minister of Defense
1973
Matías Almeyda, Argentine footballer and manager
1972
Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Indian journalist and politician
1971
Matthieu Chedid, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Julie Delpy, French model, actress, director, and screenwriter
1969
Mihails Zemļinskis, Latvian footballer, coach, and manager
1967
Terry Mills, American basketball player and coach
1967
Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Georgia
1966
William Ruto, Kenyan politician, Deputy President of Kenya
1966
Kiefer Sutherland, British-Canadian actor, director, and producer
1965
Glenn Coleman, Australian rugby league player
1965
Andy Dick, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Anke Engelke, Canadian-German actress, director, and screenwriter
1964
Joe Kocur, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1964
Kunihiko Ikuhara, Japanese director and illustrator
1963
Govinda, Indian actor, singer, and politician
1961
Ryuji Sasai, Japanese bass player and composer
1960
Sherry Rehman, Pakistani journalist, politician, and diplomat, 25th Pakistan Ambassador to the United States
1959
Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter and actress (d. 1998)
1959
Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Indian cricketer
1958
Tamara Bykova, Russian high jumper
1957
Ray Romano, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Dave Laut, American shot putter (d. 2009)
1955
Jane Kaczmarek, American actress
1955
Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player
1954
Chris Evert, American tennis player and coach
1953
András Schiff, Hungarian-English pianist and conductor
1953
Betty Wright, American singer-songwriter
1952
Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball player (d. 2015)
1952
Steve Furniss, American swimmer
1951
Steve Perryman, English footballer and manager
1950
Jeffrey Katzenberg, American screenwriter and producer, co-founded DreamWorks Animation
1950
Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Max Maven, American magician and mentalist
1949
Thomas Sankara, Burkinabé captain and politician, 5th President of Burkina Faso (d. 1987)
1949
Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek lawyer and politician
1948
Barry Gordon, American actor and voice artist; longest-serving president of the Screen Actors Guild (1988-95)
1948
Samuel L. Jackson, American actor and producer
1948
Dave Kingman, American baseball player
1947
Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2014)
1946
Roy Karch, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Carl Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
1945
Doug Walters, Australian cricketer
1944
Michael Tilson Thomas, American pianist, composer, and conductor
1944
Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese diplomat (d. 2007)
1943
Albert Lee, English guitarist and songwriter
1943
Walter Spanghero, French rugby player
1942
Hu Jintao, Chinese engineer and politician, 6th President of China
1940
Frank Zappa, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1993)
1939
Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian academic and politician, 2nd Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1939
Wafic Saïd, Syrian-Saudi Arabian financier, businessman and philanthropist
1937
Jane Fonda, American actress, producer, and activist
1935
John G. Avildsen, American director, producer, and cinematographer (d. 2017)
1935
Lorenzo Bandini, Italian race car driver (d. 1967)
1935
Phil Donahue, American talk show host and producer
1935
Edward Schreyer, Canadian academic and politician, 22nd Governor General of Canada
1935
Stela Popescu, Romanian actress (d. 2017)
1934
Giuseppina Leone, Italian sprinter
1934
Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2016)
1933
Jackie Hendriks, Jamaican cricketer
1933
Robert Worcester, American businessman and academic, founded MORI
1932
U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 2014)
1932
Edward Hoagland, American author and critic
1926
Arnošt Lustig, Czech author and playwright (d. 2011)
1926
Joe Paterno, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
1922
Itubwa Amram, Nauruan pastor and politician (d. 1989)
1922
Paul Winchell, American actor, voice artist, and ventriloquist (d. 2005)
1922
Cécile DeWitt-Morette, French mathematician and physicist (d. 2017)
1920
Alicia Alonso, Cuban ballerina and choreographer, founded the Cuban National Ballet
1920
Adele Goldstine, American computer programmer (d. 1964)
1919
Doug Young, American voice actor (d. 2018)
1918
Donald Regan, American colonel and politician, 11th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2003)
1918
Kurt Waldheim, Austrian colonel, war criminal, and politician; 9th President of Austria (d. 2007)
1917
Heinrich Böll, German novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1915
Werner von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (d. 2007)
1914
Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist and virologist (d. 2010)
1913
Arnold Friberg, American illustrator and painter (d. 2010)
1911
Josh Gibson, American baseball player (d. 1947)
1909
Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese journalist and author (d. 1992)
1905
Anthony Powell, English author (d. 2000)
1905
Käte Fenchel, German mathematician (d. 1983)
1900
Luis Arturo González López, Guatemalan supreme court judge and briefly acting president (d. 1965)
1896
Konstantin Rokossovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union during World War II (d. 1968)
1892
Walter Hagen, American golfer (d. 1969)
1892
Rebecca West, English journalist and author (d. 1983)
1891
John William McCormack, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1980)
1890
Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1889
Sewall Wright, American geneticist and biologist (d. 1988)
1888
Jean Bouin, French runner and rugby player (d. 1914)
1885
Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1960)
1884
María Cadilla, Puerto Rican writer, educator, women's rights activist (d. 1951)
1878
Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish-Irish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1956)
1877
Jaan Sarv, Estonian mathematician and scholar (d. 1954)
1876
Jack Lang, Australian lawyer and politician, 23rd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1975)
1872
Trevor Kincaid, Canadian-American zoologist and academic (d. 1970)
1872
Lorenzo Perosi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1956)
1872
Albert Payson Terhune, American journalist and author (d. 1942)
1868
George W. Fuller, American chemist and engineer (d. 1934)
1866
Maud Gonne, Irish nationalist and political activist (d. 1953)
1859
Gustave Kahn, French poet and critic (d. 1936)
1857
Joseph Carruthers, Australian politician, 16th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1932)
1851
Thomas Chipman McRae, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
1850
Zdeněk Fibich, Czech composer and poet (d. 1900)
1843
Thomas Bracken, Irish-New Zealand journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1898)
1840
Namık Kemal, Turkish journalist, playwright, and activist (d. 1888)
1832
John H. Ketcham, American general and politician (d. 1906)
1830
Bartolomé Masó, Cuban soldier and politician (d. 1907)
1820
William H. Osborn, American businessman (d. 1894)
1815
Thomas Couture, French painter and educator (d. 1879)
1811
Archibald Tait, Scottish-English archbishop (d. 1882)
1805
Thomas Graham, Scottish chemist and academic (d. 1869)
1804
Benjamin Disraeli, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1881)
1803
Achille Vianelli, Italian painter and academic (d. 1894)
1795
Jack Russell, English priest, hunter, and dog breeder (d. 1883)
1795
Leopold von Ranke, German historian, author, and academic (d. 1886)
1778
Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish jurist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1860)
1728
Hermann Raupach, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1778)
1714
John Bradstreet, Canadian-English general (d. 1774)
1672
Benjamin Schmolck, German pastor and composer (d. 1737)
1615
Benedict Arnold, Rhode Island colonial governor (d. 1678)
1603
Roger Williams, English minister, theologian, and politician, 9th President of the Colony of Rhode Island (d. 1684)
1596
Peter Mogila, Romanian-Ukrainian metropolitan and saint (d. 1646)
1550
Man Singh I, Mughal noble (d. 1614)
1542
Thomas Allen, English mathematician and astrologer (d. 1632)
1538
Luigi d'Este, Catholic cardinal (d. 1586)
1505
Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (d. 1550)
1468
William Conyers, 1st Baron Conyers, English baron (d. 1524)
1401
Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)
968
Minamoto no Yorinobu, Japanese samurai (d. 1048)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Bruce McCandless II, US astronaut who conducted the first untethered spacewalk (b. 1937)
2014
Udo Jürgens, Austrian-Swiss singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1934)
2014
Sitor Situmorang, Indonesian poet and author (b. 1923)
2014
Billie Whitelaw, English actress (b. 1932)
2013
Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1929)
2013
John Eisenhower, American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (b. 1922)
2010
Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1927)
2009
Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2009
Christos Lambrakis, Greek journalist and businessman (b. 1934)
2006
Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940)
2004
Autar Singh Paintal, Indian physiologist and neurologist (b. 1925)
1998
Ernst-Günther Schenck, German colonel and physician (b. 1904)
1992
Stella Adler, American actress and educator (b. 1901)
1992
Albert King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1924)
1992
Nathan Milstein, Russian-American violinist and composer (b. 1903)
1988
Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-English ethologist and ornithologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
1983
Paul de Man, Belgian-born philosopher, literary critic and theorist (b. 1919)
1982
Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri, Pakistani poet and composer (b. 1900)
1974
Richard Long, American actor and director (b. 1927)
1968
Vittorio Pozzo, Italian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1886)
1965
Claude Champagne, Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (b. 1891)
1964
Carl Van Vechten, American author and photographer (b. 1880)
1963
Jack Hobbs, English cricketer and journalist (b. 1882)
1959
Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, engraver, and painter (b. 1883)
1958
H.B. Warner, English actor (b. 1875)
1958
Lion Feuchtwanger, German-American author and playwright (b. 1884)
1957
Eric Coates, English-American viola player and composer (b. 1886)
1953
Kaarlo Koskelo, Finnish-American wrestler and businessman (b. 1888)
1952
Kenneth Edwards, American golfer (b. 1886)
1945
George S. Patton, American general (b. 1885)
1940
F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1896)
1937
Violette Neatley Anderson, American judge (b. 1882)
1937
Ted Healy, American comedian and actor (b. 1896)
1937
Frank B. Kellogg, American lawyer and politician, 45th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
1935
Ted Birnie, English footballer and manager (b. 1878)
1935
Kurt Tucholsky, German-Swedish journalist and author (b. 1890)
1933
Knud Rasmussen, Greenlandic anthropologist and explorer (b. 1879)
1929
I. L. Patterson, American politician, 18th Governor of Oregon (b. 1859)
1920
Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, Somalian general, founded the Dervish movement (b. 1856)
1889
Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1809)
1873
Francis Garnier, French admiral and explorer (b. 1839)
1869
Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German jurist and politician (b. 1791)
1824
James Parkinson, English physician and paleontologist (b. 1755)
1807
John Newton, English soldier and minister (b. 1725)
1701
Sir Hugh Paterson, Baronet of Bannockburn (b. 1659)
1610
Catherine Vasa, Swedish princess (b. 1539)
1608
William Davison, secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England (b. c. 1541)
1597
Peter Canisius, Dutch priest and saint (b. 1521)
1581
Jean de la Cassière, 51st Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1502)
1549
Marguerite de Navarre, queen of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)
1536
John Seymour, English courtier (b. 1474)
1504
Berthold von Henneberg, German archbishop (b. 1442)
1375
Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian author and poet (b. 1313)
1362
Constantine III, king of Armenia (b. 1313)
1338
Thomas Hemenhale, bishop of Worcester
1308
Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse (b. 1244)
1001
Hugh of Tuscany, Italian margrave (b. 950)
975
Al-Mu'izz, Fatimid caliph (b. 932)
956
Sun Sheng, Chinese chancellor
882
Hincmar, French archbishop and historian (b. 806)
AD 72
Thomas the Apostle, Roman martyr and saint (b. 1 AD)