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On This Day in History:  December 27

December 27 is the 361st day of the year (362nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 4 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Investigation finds lottery scamming Tipton brothers have repaid virtually nothing. Two brothers who spearheaded the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history have repaid less than $1,400 in restitution — despite owning property worth nearly $2 million, a Des Moines Register and Corpus Christi Caller Times investigation has found.
2017
SC Lottery not paying winnings on game because of 'programming error'. People who believed they were big winners in a simple South Carolina Education Lottery game over the Christmas holiday were angry to discover that they won't actually win anything.
2017
Mississippi lawmakers could debate creation of a lottery. In 2018, lawmakers could debate whether Mississippi will join the large majority of states that offer games of chance.
2015
$300 MILLION: Massive Powerball jackpot fuels New Year's dreams. Lottery players looking to start off 2016 by with a bang might want to consider purchasing a Powerball ticket this week.
2014
First winner of big Illinois Lotto jackpot didn't let riches change him. Mike Wittkowski is no longer famous, and he's just fine with that.
2013
Man found $1M lottery ticket while raking leaves. A Long Island landscaper found the answer to his fiscal prayers blowing in the wind.
2013
UK lottery winner recounts downsides of winning. A UK lottery winner had many great things come of his fortune, but his riches have brought with them a deal of trouble, too.
2012
Former Pa. Gov. tied to consultants on lottery privatization. As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett considers whether to hand the reins of the state lottery over to a British company, he's been getting advice from a firm with ties to his predecessor.
2005
Having a lottery machine: Now that's the ticket. Critics raise questions as retailers play by the rules and win scores of jackpots.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $48 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $48 million Saturday.
2004
Lottery riches are only one component of happiness. How much would make you truly happy this holiday season? A million? $10 million? $100 million? The age-old question of whether money can buy happiness plays out in the headlines daily.
2004
New Oklahoma Lottery Bill Helps Many Non-Profit Organizations. After years of finding creative ways to sell tickets for a special item without actually calling it a raffle (which was illegal), Oklahoma school organizations can now legally raffle off chances at a quilt, an autographed ball, or some other prize.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $150 million. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, sending the jackpot to an estimated $150 million, with a cash option of $89 million.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$370 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2018
2.$337 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2017
3.$306 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2017
4.$301.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2015
5.$206 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2011
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2019
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2010
8.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2014
9.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2003
10.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2003
11.€119 Million
US$136.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2018
12.€85 Million
US$117.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2013
13.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2015
14.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2014
15.€90 Million
US$94.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016
16.€82.52 Million
US$94.25 Million
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2018
17.€77.43 Million
US$92.45 Million
Draw Date
Dec 28, 2017
18.€75 Million
US$89.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2005
19.€67 Million
US$88.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2006
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2016
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2006
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2005
23.$72 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2006
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2008
25.€66.45 Million
US$69.48 Million
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Sunday, Dec 27, 1987
32 years old
1978
Wednesday, Dec 27, 1978
41 years old
1977
Tuesday, Dec 27, 1977
42 years old
1975
Saturday, Dec 27, 1975
44 years old
1971
Monday, Dec 27, 1971
48 years old
1969
Saturday, Dec 27, 1969
50 years old
1969
Saturday, Dec 27, 1969
50 years old
1969
Saturday, Dec 27, 1969
50 years old
1968
Friday, Dec 27, 1968
51 years old
1965
Monday, Dec 27, 1965
54 years old
1965
Monday, Dec 27, 1965
54 years old
1963
Friday, Dec 27, 1963
56 years old
1963
Friday, Dec 27, 1963
56 years old
1963
Friday, Dec 27, 1963
56 years old
1960
Tuesday, Dec 27, 1960
59 years old
1958
Saturday, Dec 27, 1958
61 years old
1941
Saturday, Dec 27, 1941
78 years old
1940
Friday, Dec 27, 1940
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2009
Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, Iran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.
2008
Operation Cast Lead: Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza.
2007
Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.
2007
Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.
2004
Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.
2002
Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.
1997
Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
1996
Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram Airfield which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul, Afghanistan.
1989
The Romanian Revolution concludes, as the last minor street confrontations and stray shootings abruptly end in the country's capital, Bucharest.
1985
Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside the airports of Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria.
1983
Pope John Paul II visits Mehmet Ali Ağca in Rebibbia's prison and personally forgives him for the 1981 attack on him in St. Peter's Square.
1979
The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
1978
Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of fascist dictatorship.
1968
Apollo program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
1966
The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
1949
Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.
1945
The International Monetary Fund is created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations.
1939
The 7.8 Mw Erzincan earthquake shakes eastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). At least 32,700 people were killed.
1939
Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
1935
Regina Jonas is ordained as the first female rabbi in the history of Judaism.
1932
Radio City Music Hall, "Showplace of the Nation", opens in New York City.
1929
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin orders the "liquidation of the kulaks as a class".
1927
Kern and Hammerstein's musical play Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical play, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
1922
Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
1918
The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.
1911
"Jana Gana Mana", the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
1845
Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia.
1845
Journalist John L. O'Sullivan, writing in his newspaper the New York Morning News, argues that the United States had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country "by the right of our manifest destiny".
1836
The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing eight people.
1831
Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution.
1814
War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's makeshift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
1703
Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
1657
The Flushing Remonstrance articulates for the first time in North American history that freedom of religion is a fundamental right.
1655
Second Northern War/the Deluge: Monks at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa are successful in fending off a month-long siege.
1521
The Zwickau prophets arrive in Wittenberg, disturbing the peace and preaching the Apocalypse.
1512
The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World.
537
The construction of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is completed.

Births On This Day

2005
Kristina Pimenova, Russian child model
1997
Ana Konjuh, Croatian tennis player
1995
Timothée Chalamet, American actor
1995
Mark Lapidus, Estonian chess player
1993
Olivia Cooke, English actress
1992
Joel Indermitte, Estonian footballer
1992
Maicel Uibo, Estonian decathlete
1991
Michael Morgan, Australian rugby league player
1991
Danny Wilson, Scottish footballer
1990
Max Lindholm, Finnish figure skater
1990
Milos Raonic, Canadian tennis player
1990
Jon Marchessault, Canadian ice hockey player
1989
Ingrid Várgas Calvo, Peruvian tennis player
1988
Zavon Hines, Jamaican-English footballer
1988
Ok Taec-yeon, South Korean singer and actor (2PM)
1988
Rick Porcello, American baseball player
1988
Hayley Williams, American singer-songwriter
1987
Tim Browne, Australian rugby league player
1987
Lily Cole, English model
1986
Torah Bright, Australian snowboarder
1986
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaican sprinter
1985
Logan Bailly, Belgian footballer
1985
Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Belgian race car driver
1985
Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player
1984
Andrejs Perepļotkins, Ukrainian-Latvian footballer
1984
Gilles Simon, French tennis player
1983
Anthony Boric, New Zealand rugby union player
1983
Cole Hamels, American baseball player
1983
Jesse Williams, American high jumper
1982
Erin E. Stead, American illustrator
1981
David Aardsma, American baseball player
1981
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
1981
Moise Joseph, American-Haitian runner
1981
Patrick Sharp, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Bernard Berrian, American football player
1980
Cesaro, Swiss wrestler
1980
Dahntay Jones, American basketball player
1980
Meelis Kompus, Estonian journalist
1979
David Dunn, English footballer and manager
1979
Carson Palmer, American football player
1978
Deuce McAllister, American football player
1977
Jacqueline Pillon, Canadian actress
1977
Chris Tate, English footballer
1976
Nikolaos Georgeas, Greek footballer
1976
Piotr Morawski, Polish mountaineer (d. 2009)
1976
Daimí Pernía, Cuban basketball player and hurdler
1976
Fernando Pisani, Canadian-Italian ice hockey player
1975
Aigars Fadejevs, Latvian race walker and therapist
1975
Kjell Eriksson, Swedish television personality
1975
Heather O'Rourke, American actress (d. 1988)
1974
Tomáš Janků, Czech high jumper
1974
Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor and visual effects designer
1974
Fumiko Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
1974
Jay Pandolfo, American ice hockey player and coach
1973
Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch pianist and composer
1972
Colin Charvis, Welsh rugby union player and coach
1972
Kevin Ollie, American basketball player and coach
1972
Matt Slocum, American guitarist and songwriter
1971
Duncan Ferguson, Scottish footballer and coach
1971
Guthrie Govan, English guitarist and educator
1971
Savannah Guthrie, American television journalist
1971
Jason Hawes, American paranormal investigator and author, founded The Atlantic Paranormal Society
1971
Bryan Smolinski, American ice hockey player and coach
1970
Brendon Cook, Australian race car driver and rugby player
1970
Lorenzo Neal, American football player and radio host
1969
Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver
1969
Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
1969
Chyna, American professional wrestler and actress (d. 2016)
1966
Marianne Elliott, English director and producer
1966
Bill Goldberg, American football player, wrestler and actor
1966
Eva LaRue, American model and actress
1966
Fabian Núñez, American politician
1965
Chris Mainwaring, Australian footballer and journalist (d. 2007)
1965
Salman Khan, Indian film actor and producer
1963
Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-French director and screenwriter
1962
Mark Few, American basketball player and coach
1962
John Kampfner, Singaporean journalist and author
1962
Bill Self, American basketball player and coach
1962
Sherri Steinhauer, American golfer
1961
Guido Westerwelle, German lawyer and politician, 15th Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 2016)
1960
Maryam d'Abo, English actress
1960
Donald Nally, American conductor and academic
1960
Terry Price, Australian golfer
1959
Gerina Dunwich, American astrologer, historian, and author
1959
Andre Tippett, American football player and coach
1958
Steve Jones, American golfer
1956
Doina Melinte, Romanian runner
1955
Brad Murphey, American race car driver
1955
Barbara Olson, American journalist and author (d. 2001)
1954
Mandie Fletcher, English director, producer, and production manager
1952
Tovah Feldshuh, American actress, singer, and playwright
1952
Jay Hill, Canadian farmer and politician
1952
David Knopfler, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1951
Ernesto Zedillo, Mexican economist and politician, 54th President of Mexico
1950
Haris Alexiou, Greek singer-songwriter
1950
Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer and manager
1950
Terry Bozzio, American drummer and songwriter
1949
Terry Ito, Japanese director, producer, and critic
1948
Gérard Depardieu, French-Russian actor
1947
Bill Eadie, American wrestler and coach
1947
Doug Livermore, English footballer and manager
1947
Osman Pamukoğlu, Turkish general and politician
1947
Willy Polleunis, Belgian runner
1946
Lenny Kaye, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1946
Joe Kinnear, Irish footballer and manager
1946
Janet Street-Porter, English journalist and producer
1946
Polly Toynbee, English journalist and author
1944
Mick Jones, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1943
Cokie Roberts, American journalist and author
1943
Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Peter Sinfield, English songwriter and producer
1943
Roy White, American baseball player and coach
1942
Byron Browne, American baseball player
1942
Thomas Menino, American politician, 53rd Mayor of Boston (d. 2014)
1942
Ron Rothstein, American basketball player and coach
1941
Miles Aiken, American basketball player and coach
1941
Mike Pinder, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1941
Nolan Richardson, American basketball player and coach
1940
David Shepherd, English cricketer and umpire (d. 2009)
1939
John Amos, American actor
1936
Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (d. 2014)
1936
Eve Uusmees, Estonian swimmer and coach
1935
Michael Turnbull, English bishop
1934
Larisa Latynina, Ukrainian gymnast and coach
1934
Jeffrey Sterling, Baron Sterling of Plaistow, English businessman
1933
Dave Marr, American golfer (d. 1997)
1931
Scotty Moore, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2016)
1930
Marshall Sahlins, American anthropologist and academic
1930
Wilfrid Sheed, English-born American novelist and essayist (d. 2011)
1927
Antony Gardner, English engineer and politician (d. 2011)
1927
Nityanand Swami, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (d. 2012)
1927
Audrey Wagner, American baseball player, obstetrician, and gynecologist (d. 1984)
1926
Jerome Courtland, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)
1925
Michel Piccoli, French actor, singer, director, and producer
1924
Jean Bartik, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2011)
1924
James A. McClure, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2011)
1923
Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (d. 2012)
1923
Lucas Mangope, South African politician (d. 2018)
1920
Bruce Hobbs, American jockey and trainer (d. 2005)
1919
Charles Sweeney, American general and pilot (d. 2004)
1918
John Celardo, American captain and illustrator (d. 2012)
1917
Buddy Boudreaux, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2015)
1917
T. Nadaraja, Sri Lankan lawyer and academic (d. 2004)
1917
Onni Palaste, Finnish soldier and author (d. 2009)
1916
Werner Baumbach, German pilot (d. 1953)
1916
Cathy Lewis, American actress (d. 1968)
1915
William Masters, American gynecologist, author, and academic (d. 2001)
1915
Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian-Cypriot footballer and manager (d. 1999)
1911
Anna Russell, English-Canadian singer and actress (d. 2006)
1910
Charles Olson, American poet and educator (d. 1970)
1909
James Riddell, English skier and author (d. 2000)
1907
Asaf Halet Çelebi, Turkish poet (d. 1958)
1907
Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (d. 1999)
1907
Mary Howard, English author (d. 1991)
1907
Conrad L. Raiford, American baseball player and activist (d. 2002)
1907
Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)
1906
Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer, and actor (d. 1972)
1905
Cliff Arquette, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)
1904
René Bonnet, French race car driver and engineer (d. 1983)
1901
Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (d. 1992)
1901
Irene Handl, English actress (d. 1987)
1900
Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)
1898
Inejiro Asanuma, Japanese politician (d. 1960)
1896
Louis Bromfield, American author and theorist (d. 1956)
1896
Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (d. 1952)
1896
Carl Zuckmayer, German author and playwright (d. 1977)
1892
Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1917)
1888
Thea von Harbou, German actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 1954)
1883
Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1979)
1879
Sydney Greenstreet, English-American actor (d. 1954)
1864
Hermann-Paul, French painter and illustrator (d. 1940)
1863
Louis Lincoln Emmerson, American lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of Illinois (d. 1941)
1858
Juan Luis Sanfuentes, Chilean lawyer and politician, 17th President of Chile (d. 1930)
1832
Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tretyakov Gallery (d. 1897)
1823
Mackenzie Bowell, English-Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1917)
1822
Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist (d. 1895)
1809
Alexandros Rizos Rangavis, Greek poet and politician, Foreign Minister of Greece (d. 1892)
1803
François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier, Canadian activist (d. 1839)
1797
Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
1797
Charles Hodge, American theologian (d. 1878)
1776
Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1811)
1773
George Cayley, English engineer and politician (d. 1857)
1761
Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Finland (d. 1818)
1721
François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher and author (d. 1790)
1715
Philippe de Noailles, French general (d. 1794)
1714
George Whitefield, English preacher and saint (d. 1770)
1683
Conyers Middleton, English priest and theologian (d. 1750)
1595
Bohdan Khmelnytsky, hetman of Ukraine (d. 1657)
1584
Philipp Julius, Duke of Pomerania (d. 1625)
1572
Johannes Vodnianus Campanus, Czech poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1622)
1571
Johannes Kepler, German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer (d. 1630)
1566
Jan Jesenius, Bohemian physician, politician and philosopher (d. 1621)
1493
Johann Pfeffinger, German theologian (d. 1573)
1481
Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Margrave of Bayreuth (d. 1527)
1459
John I Albert (d. 1501)
1390
Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (d. 1411)
1350
John I of Aragon (d. 1395)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Carrie Fisher, American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and speaker (b. 1956)
2016
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1933)
2015
Stein Eriksen, Norwegian-American skier (b. 1927)
2015
Dave Henderson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1958)
2015
Ellsworth Kelly, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
2015
Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball player and minister (b. 1932)
2015
Alfredo Pacheco, Salvadoran footballer (b. 1982)
2015
Stevie Wright, English-Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
2014
Ben Ammi Ben-Israel, American-Israeli religious leader, founded the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem (b. 1939)
2014
Ulises Estrella, Ecuadorian poet and academic (b. 1939)
2014
Ronald Li, Hong Kong accountant and businessman (b. 1929)
2014
Karel Poma, Belgian bacteriologist and politician (b. 1920)
2013
Richard Ambler, English-Scottish biologist and academic (b. 1933)
2013
Mohamad Chatah, Lebanese economist and politician, Lebanese Minister of Finance (b. 1951)
2013
Gianna D'Angelo, American soprano and educator (b. 1929)
2013
John Matheson, Canadian colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1917)
2013
Farooq Sheikh, Indian actor, philanthropist and a popular television presenter (b. 1948)
2012
Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2012
Lloyd Charmers, Jamaican singer, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1938)
2012
Tingye Li, Chinese-American physicist and engineer (b. 1931)
2012
Archie Roy, Scottish astronomer and academic (b. 1924)
2012
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., American general and engineer (b. 1934)
2012
Salt Walther, American race car driver (b. 1947)
2011
Catê, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1973)
2011
Michael Dummett, English soldier, philosopher, and academic (b. 1925)
2011
Helen Frankenthaler, American painter and educator (b. 1928)
2011
Johnny Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)
2009
Isaac Schwartz, Ukrainian-Russian composer and educator (b. 1923)
2008
Delaney Bramlett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1939)
2008
Robert Graham, Mexican-American sculptor (b. 1938)
2007
Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani financier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1953)
2007
Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2007
Jaan Kross, Estonian author and poet (b. 1920)
2004
Hank Garland, American guitarist (b. 1930)
2003
Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)
2003
Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (b. 1962)
2002
George Roy Hill, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1999
Michael McDowell, American author and screenwriter (b. 1950)
1997
Brendan Gill, American journalist and essayist (b. 1914)
1997
Billy Wright, Northern Irish loyalist leader (b. 1960)
1995
Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian-American pianist (b. 1909)
1995
Genrikh Kasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (b. 1910)
1994
Fanny Cradock, English author and critic (b. 1909)
1994
J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1902)
1993
Feliks Kibbermann, Estonian chess player and philologist (b. 1902)
1993
Evald Mikson, Estonian footballer (b. 1911)
1993
André Pilette, Belgian race car driver (b. 1918)
1992
Kay Boyle, American novelist, poet, and educator (b. 1902)
1988
Hal Ashby, American director and producer (b. 1929)
1986
George Dangerfield, English-American historian and journalist (b. 1904)
1986
Dumas Malone, American historian and author (b. 1892)
1985
Jean Rondeau, French race car driver (b. 1946)
1982
Jack Swigert, American pilot, astronaut, and politician (b. 1931)
1981
Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1899)
1979
Hafizullah Amin, Afghan educator and politician, 2nd President of Afghanistan (b. 1929)
1978
Chris Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
1978
Houari Boumediene, Algerian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Algeria (b. 1932)
1978
Bob Luman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
1974
Vladimir Fock, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1898)
1974
Amy Vanderbilt, American author (b. 1908)
1972
Lester B. Pearson, Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1965
Edgar Ende, German painter (b. 1901)
1958
Harry Warner, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1881)
1956
Lambert McKenna, Irish priest and lexicographer (b. 1870)
1955
Alfred Carpenter, English admiral, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1881)
1953
Şükrü Saracoğlu, Turkish soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1887)
1953
Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and author (b. 1894)
1952
Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian priest, author, and educator (b. 1878)
1950
Max Beckmann, German-American painter and sculptor (b. 1884)
1943
Ants Kurvits, Estonian general and politician, 10th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1887)
1939
Rinaldo Cuneo, American painter (b. 1877)
1938
Calvin Bridges, American geneticist and academic (b. 1889)
1938
Osip Mandelstam, Polish-Russian poet and critic (b. 1891)
1938
Zona Gale, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1874)
1936
Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Turkish poet, academic, and politician (b. 1873)
1924
Agda Meyerson, Swedish nurse and healthcare activist (b. 1866)
1923
Gustave Eiffel, French architect and engineer, co-designed the Eiffel Tower (b. 1832)
1919
Achilles Alferaki, Russian-Greek composer and politician, Governor of Taganrog (b. 1846)
1914
Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and engineer (b. 1863)
1900
William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, English engineer and businessman, founded Armstrong Whitworth (b. 1810)
1896
John Brown, English businessman and politician (b. 1816)
1858
Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French pianist and composer (b. 1785)
1836
Stephen F. Austin, American soldier and politician (b. 1793)
1834
Charles Lamb, English essayist and poet (b. 1775)
1812
Joanna Southcott, English religious leader (b. 1750)
1800
Hugh Blair, Scottish minister and author (b. 1718)
1782
Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish judge and philosopher (b. 1697)
1776
Johann Rall, Hessian colonel (b. c. 1726)
1771
Henri Pitot, French engineer, invented the Pitot tube (b. 1695)
1743
Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b. 1659)
1737
William Bowyer, English printer (b. 1663)
1707
Jean Mabillon, French monk and scholar (b. 1632)
1704
Hans Albrecht von Barfus, Prussian field marshal and politician (b. 1635)
1656
Andrew White, English Jesuit missionary (b. 1579)
1603
Thomas Cartwright, English minister and theologian (b. 1535)
1548
Francesco Spiera, Italian lawyer and jurist (b. 1502)
1543
George, margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1484)
1518
Mahmood Shah Bahmani II, sultan of the Bahmani Sultanate (b. c. 1470)
1381
Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, English politician (b. 1352)
1087
Bertha of Savoy, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1051)
1076
Sviatoslav II, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1027)
1005
Nilus the Younger, Byzantine abbot (b. 910)
1003
Emma of Blois, French duchess and regent
975
Balderic, bishop of Utrecht (b. 897)
870
Aeneas of Paris, Frankish bishop
683
Gaozong of Tang, founding emperor of the Chinese Tang dynasty (b. 628)