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On This Day in History:  December 4

December 4 is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 27 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
State auditor general to audit Pennsylvania Lottery, with special focus on high-frequency winners. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced a new performance audit of the Pennsylvania Lottery Wednesday, with a special emphasis on studying the state-run gaming franchise's protections against being ripped off by players or retailers who are intentionally gaming the system.
2019
Michigan woman learns she won $5M lottery prize while scrolling Facebook. A woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, says she had no idea she'd won a $5 million Lotto 47 prize until she was on Facebook the night after the drawing.
2017
Will NC Lottery players move online and hurt retail stores?. The N.C. Retail Merchants Association wants legislators to put the brakes on a proposal to offer online instant lottery games, arguing the move could harm stores that sell lottery tickets.
2017
Jamaican court goes easy on lottery scammers. There are reports of disquiet among Jamaican law enforcement officials over news that 15 men who pleaded guilty to lottery scam-related charges in the Hanover Circuit Court were sentenced to fines totaling $367,000.
2015
Faulty $50 Wisonsin lottery ticket causing a flap. A Milwaukee woman spent $5 on a ticket that appears to be a $50 winner, but the ticket never paid out, despite extraordinary efforts by Wisconsin Lottery staff to validate it.
2014
First NJ Lottery Cash4Life top prize winners celebrate their win at retailer. New Jersey's first Cash4Life Top Prize winners, Joseph Ianiro and John Opaluch from Hasbrouck Heights, celebrated their win from the Nov. 13 drawing at the retail location from which the winning ticket was purchased.
2013
$291 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot enters top 25 list. Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $291 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $257 million grand prize.
2007
N.D. Lottery wrestles with credit card buying options. The North Dakota Lottery's recently announced holiday sale of ticket subscriptions highlights a quirk in its operations. Gamblers are barred from using a credit card to buy tickets, but they may use plastic to play one of the lottery's four games dozens of times over an extended period.
2006
Some people think $20 is too much for lottery ticket. The New Jersey Lottery recently introduced "Million Dollar New Year" that offers players the best-ever odds at winning a million dollars, but some people don't like the $20 price tag.
2005
Newspaper takes a hard look at the N.J. Lottery. The first in a three-part series examining the financial asepcts of the New Jersey Lottery, this first installment looks at those who are buying and winning the most.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $66 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $66 million, with a cash option of $35.8 million.
2003
Texas Lotto Sales Keeping Pace. As Texas players are buying their first tickets for Mega Millions, they're also sticking by Lotto Texas, the first big jackpot game in the Lone Star State.
2003
Colorado Lottery to hire new Director from within. The Colorado Lottery's search for a new director will be an in-house effort among state employees.
2003
Texas Mega Millions sales off to a good start. If the lines Wednesday at the "luckiest store in Texas" were any indication, lottery players were ready for the state's first day of ticket sales in the multistate Mega Millions game.
2003
Lottery law firm pick didn't meet bid requirement. The Tennessee lottery hired a Memphis law firm to help handle legal issues for the games even though board members knew it didn't meet a bid requirement of being in business for three years.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$297 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2013
2.$285 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2019
3.$208 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2018
4.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2018
5.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2017
6.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2017
7.$146 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2008
8.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2004
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2015
10.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2019
11.€97 Million
US$114.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2017
12.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2005
12.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2011
14.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2007
15.€72.14 Million
US$81.96 Million
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2018
16.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2013
17.€67.61 Million
US$80.04 Million
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2017
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2002
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2014
20.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2010
21.€58.69 Million
US$72.28 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2014
22.$69 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2009
23.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2016
24.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2003
25.€57 Million
US$64.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Tuesday, Dec 4, 1984
35 years old
1984
Tuesday, Dec 4, 1984
35 years old
1983
Sunday, Dec 4, 1983
36 years old
1981
Friday, Dec 4, 1981
38 years old
1981
Friday, Dec 4, 1981
38 years old
1976
Saturday, Dec 4, 1976
43 years old
1974
Wednesday, Dec 4, 1974
45 years old
1972
Monday, Dec 4, 1972
47 years old
1971
Saturday, Dec 4, 1971
48 years old
1970
Friday, Dec 4, 1970
49 years old
1967
Monday, Dec 4, 1967
52 years old
1967
Monday, Dec 4, 1967
52 years old
1966
Sunday, Dec 4, 1966
53 years old
1965
Saturday, Dec 4, 1965
54 years old
1964
Friday, Dec 4, 1964
55 years old
1963
Wednesday, Dec 4, 1963
56 years old
1961
Monday, Dec 4, 1961
58 years old
1960
Sunday, Dec 4, 1960
59 years old
1954
Saturday, Dec 4, 1954
65 years old
1953
Friday, Dec 4, 1953
66 years old
1951
Tuesday, Dec 4, 1951
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan has been imploded, after a day of failure to be imploded. It is about 30 miles from Detroit, Michigan. It first opened on August 23, 1975.
2017
The Thomas Fire started near Santa Paula and became the largest wildfire in modern California history after burning 440 square miles (281,893 acres; 114,078 ha) in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
2015
A firebomb is thrown into a restaurant in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing 17 people.
2014
Islamic insurgents kill three state police at a traffic circle before taking an empty school and a "press house" in Grozny. Ten state forces die with 28 injured in gun battles ending with ten insurgents killed.
2006
Six black youths assault a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana.
2005
Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
1998
The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
1992
Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
1991
Terry A. Anderson is released after seven years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut; he is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.
1991
Pan American World Airways ceases its operations after 64 years.
1984
Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers kill 107-150 civilians in Mannar.
1982
The People's Republic of China adopts its current constitution.
1981
South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei "homeland" (not recognized by any government outside South Africa).
1979
The Hastie fire in Hull kills three schoolboys and eventually leads police to arrest Bruce George Peter Lee.
1978
Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco's first female mayor.
1977
Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
1977
Malaysian Airline System Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.
1971
The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
1971
The PNB Ghazi, a submarine belonging to the Pakistan Navy, sinks during the course of the Indo-Pakistani Naval War of 1971.
1969
Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
1967
Vietnam War: U.S. and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta.
1965
The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.
1965
Launch of Gemini 7 with crew members Frank Borman and Jim Lovell. The Gemini 7 spacecraft was the passive target for the first crewed space rendezvous performed by the crew of Gemini 6A.
1956
The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time.
1954
The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida.
1949
Sir Duncan George Stewart was fatally stabbed by Rosli Dhobi, a member leader of the Rukun 13, in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia during the British crown colony era in that state.
1945
By a vote of 65-7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations. (The UN had been established on October 24, 1945.)
1943
World War II: In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.
1943
World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States.
1942
World War II: Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign ends.
1939
World War II: HMS Nelson is struck by a mine (laid by U-31) off the Scottish coast and is laid up for repairs until August 1940.
1918
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office.
1909
In Canadian football, the First Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club, 26-6.
1909
The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest surviving professional hockey franchise in the world, is founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.
1906
Alpha Phi Alpha the first black intercollegiate Greek lettered fraternity was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
1893
First Matabele War: A patrol of 34 British South Africa Company soldiers is ambushed and annihilated by more than 3,000 Matabele warriors on the Shangani River in Matabeleland.
1881
The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1875
Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison; he is later recaptured in Spain.
1872
The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the Canadian brig Dei Gratia. The ship had been abandoned for nine days but was only slightly damaged.
1867
Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
1865
North Carolina ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, followed soon by Georgia, and U.S. slaves were legally free within 2 weeks
1864
American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: At Waynesboro, Georgia, forces under Union General Judson Kilpatrick prevent troops led by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler from interfering with Union General William T. Sherman's campaign destroying a wide swath of the South on his march to the Atlantic Ocean from Atlanta.
1861
The 109 Electors of the several states of the Confederate States of America unanimously elect Jefferson Davis as President and Alexander H. Stephens as Vice President.
1829
In the face of fierce local opposition, British Governor-General Lord William Bentinck issues a regulation declaring that anyone who abets suttee in Bengal is guilty of culpable homicide.
1791
The first edition of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is published.
1786
Mission Santa Barbara is dedicated (on the feast day of Saint Barbara).
1783
At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, U.S. General George Washington bids farewell to his officers.
1745
Charles Edward Stuart's army reaches Derby, its furthest point during the Second Jacobite Rising.
1676
Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
1619
Thirty-eight colonists arrive at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia. The group's charter proclaims that the day "be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."
1563
The final session of the Council of Trent is held. (It had opened on December 13, 1545.)
1259
Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels.
1110
The Kingdom of Jerusalem captures Sidon.
771
Austrasian king Carloman I dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom.

Births On This Day

1996
Diogo Jota, Portuguese professional footballer
1996
Sebastián Vegas, Chilean footballer
1996
Sheryl Sheinafia, Indonesian singer-songwriter and actress
1996
Ivan Belikov, Russian footballer
1992
Peta Hiku, New Zealand rugby league player
1992
Jean-Claude Iranzi, Rwandan footballer
1992
Kim Seok-Jin, South Korean singer, songwriter and actor
1990
Lukman Haruna, Nigerian footballer
1990
Blake Leary, Australian rugby league player
1990
Igor Sjunin, Estonian triple jumper
1988
Andriy Pylyavskyi, Ukrainian footballer
1988
Yeng Constantino, Filipina singer and songwriter
1987
Orlando Brown, American actor and rapper
1986
Kaija Udras, Estonian skier
1986
Martell Webster, American basketball player
1985
Andrew Brackman, American baseball player
1985
Stephen Dawson, Irish footballer
1985
Carlos Gómez, Dominican baseball player
1984
Marco Giambruno, Italian footballer
1984
Anna Petrakova, Russian basketball player
1984
Joe Thomas, American football player
1983
Jimmy Bartel, Australian footballer
1982
Nathan Douglas, English triple jumper
1982
Waldo Ponce, Chilean footballer
1982
Ho-Pin Tung, Dutch-Chinese race car driver
1982
Nick Vujicic, Australian evangelist
1981
Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist
1980
Rick Victor, Canadian wrestler and manager
1979
Ysabella Brave, American singer-songwriter
1979
Jay DeMerit, American soccer player
1978
Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer and actress
1977
Ajit Agarkar, Indian cricketer
1977
Darvis Patton, American sprinter
1977
Morten Veland, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter
1976
Kristina Groves, Canadian speed skater
1974
Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball player
1973
Tyra Banks, American model, actress, and producer
1973
Frank Boeijen, Dutch keyboard player
1973
Mina Caputo, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1973
Michael Jackson, English footballer and manager
1973
Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league player
1973
Kate Rusby, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Jassen Cullimore, Canadian ice hockey player
1972
Yūko Miyamura, Japanese voice actress and singer
1971
Shannon Briggs, American boxer and actor
1969
Dionne Farris, American singer-songwriter, producer and actress
1969
Jay Z, American rapper, producer, and actor, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records
1969
Plum Sykes, English journalist and author
1968
Tahir Dawar, Pakistani police officer and Pashto poet (d. 2018)
1967
Guillermo Amor, Spanish footballer and manager
1966
Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
1966
Andy Hess, American bass player
1966
Suzanne Malveaux, American journalist
1966
Suzette M. Malveaux, American lawyer and academic
1965
Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Shaun Hollamby, English race car driver and businessman
1965
Ulf Kirsten, German footballer and manager
1964
Scott Hastings, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster
1964
Marisa Tomei, American actress
1963
Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter
1963
Nigel Heslop, English rugby player
1962
Vinnie Dombroski, American singer-songwriter and musician (Sponge)
1962
Gary Freeman, New Zealand rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1962
Nixon Kiprotich, Kenyan runner
1962
Kevin Richardson, English footballer and manager
1961
Frank Reich, American football player and coach
1960
David Green, Nicaraguan-American baseball player
1960
Glynis Nunn, Australian heptathlete and hurler
1957
Raul Boesel, Brazilian race car driver and radio host
1957
Eric S. Raymond, American computer programmer and author
1956
Nia Griffith, Welsh educator and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
1956
Bernard King, American basketball player and sportscaster
1955
Philip Hammond, English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
1955
Dave Taylor, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
1955
Cassandra Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1953
Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1953
Jean-Marie Pfaff, Belgian footballer and manager
1951
Gary Rossington, American guitarist
1951
Patricia Wettig, American actress and playwright
1950
Bjørn Kjellemyr, Norwegian bassist and composer
1949
Jeff Bridges, American actor
1949
Jock Stirrup, Baron Stirrup, English air marshal and politician
1948
Southside Johnny, American singer-songwriter
1947
Jane Lubchenco, American ecologist, academic, and diplomat
1946
Karina, Spanish singer/actress
1945
Roberta Bondar, Canadian neurologist, academic, and astronaut
1944
Chris Hillman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Anna McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter
1944
François Migault, French race car driver (d. 2012)
1944
Dennis Wilson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer (d. 1983)
1942
Bob Mosley, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1941
Marty Riessen, American tennis player and coach
1940
Gerd Achterberg, German footballer and manager
1940
Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
1939
Stephen W. Bosworth, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Korea (d. 2016)
1939
Joan Brady, American-British author
1939
Freddy Cannon, American singer and guitarist
1938
Andre Marrou, American lawyer and politician
1938
Yvonne Minton, Australian-English soprano and actress
1937
Max Baer, Jr., American actor, director, and producer
1936
John Giorno, American poet and performance artist
1935
Paul O'Neill, American businessman and politician, 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury
1934
Bill Collins, Australian film critic and author
1934
Victor French, American actor and director (d. 1989)
1933
Wink Martindale, American game show host and producer
1933
Horst Buchholz, German actor (d. 2003)
1932
Roh Tae-woo, South Korean general and politician, 6th President of South Korea
1931
Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1931
Wally George, American radio and television host (d. 2003)
1930
Ronnie Corbett, Scottish actor and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1930
Jim Hall, American guitarist and composer (d. 2013)
1929
Şakir Eczacıbaşı, Turkish pharmacist, photographer, and businessman (d. 2010)
1925
Albert Bandura, Canadian-American psychologist and academic
1924
John C. Portman, Jr., American architect, designed the Renaissance Center and Tomorrow Square (d. 2017)
1923
Charles Keating, American lawyer and financier (d. 2014)
1923
Eagle Keys, American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2012)
1923
John Krish, English director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1921
Deanna Durbin, Canadian actress and singer (d. 2013)
1920
Nadir Afonso, Portuguese painter and architect (d. 2013)
1920
Michael Bates, English actor (d. 1978)
1920
Jeanne Manford, American educator and activist, co-founded PFLAG (d. 2013)
1919
I. K. Gujral, Indian poet and politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (d. 2012)
1916
Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American journalist and author (d. 1994)
1915
Eddie Heywood, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1914
Rudolf Hausner, Austrian painter and sculptor (d. 1995)
1914
Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (d. 1993)
1913
Mark Robson, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 1978)
1912
Pappy Boyington, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1988)
1910
Alex North, American composer and conductor (d. 1991)
1910
R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th President of India (d. 2009)
1908
Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1904
Albert Norden, German journalist and politician (d. 1982)
1903
Cornell Woolrich, American author (d. 1968)
1899
Karl-Günther Heimsoth, German physician and politician (d. 1934)
1899
Charlie Spencer, English footballer and manager (d. 1953)
1897
Robert Redfield, American anthropologist of Mexico (d. 1958)
1895
Feng Youlan, Chinese philosopher and academic (d. 1990)
1893
Herbert Read, English poet and critic (d. 1968)
1892
Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1975)
1892
Liu Bocheng, Chinese commander and politician (d. 1986)
1884
R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian (d. 1980)
1883
Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author and playwright (d. 1969)
1882
Constance Davey, Australian psychologist (d. 1963)
1881
Erwin von Witzleben, Polish-German field marshal (d. 1944)
1875
Joe Corbett, American baseball player and coach (d. 1945)
1875
Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian-Swiss poet and author (d. 1926)
1868
Jesse Burkett, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1953)
1867
Stanley Argyle, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Victoria (d. 1940)
1865
Edith Cavell, English nurse, humanitarian, and saint (Anglicanism) (d. 1915)
1861
Hannes Hafstein, Icelandic poet and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1922)
1844
Franz Xavier Wernz, German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914)
1835
Samuel Butler, English author and critic (d. 1902)
1817
Nikoloz Baratashvili, Georgian poet and author (d. 1845)
1798
Jules Armand Dufaure, French lawyer and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of France (d. 1881)
1795
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish-English historian, philosopher, and academic (d. 1881)
1777
Juliette Récamier, French businesswoman (d. 1849)
1713
Gasparo Gozzi, Italian playwright and critic (d. 1786)
1670
John Aislabie, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1742)
1667
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, French composer and educator (d. 1737)
1660
André Campra, French composer and conductor (d. 1744)
1647
Daniel Eberlin, German soldier and composer (d. 1715)
1595
Jean Chapelain, French poet and critic (d. 1674)
1585
John Cotton, English-American minister and theologian (d. 1652)
1580
Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)
1575
Sister Virginia Maria, Italian nun (d. 1650)
1555
Heinrich Meibom, German poet and historian (d. 1625)
1506
Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche (d. 1558)
1428
Bernard VII, Lord of Lippe (d. 1511)
AD 34
Persius, Roman poet (d. 62)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor (b. 1938)
2016
Patricia Robins, British writer and WAAF officer (b. 1921).
2015
Bill Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of British Columbia (b. 1932)
2015
Robert Loggia, American actor and director (b. 1930)
2015
Yossi Sarid, Israeli journalist and politician, 15th Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1940)
2014
Claudia Emerson, American poet and academic (b. 1957)
2014
V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge (b. 1914)
2014
Vincent L. McKusick, American lawyer and judge (b. 1921)
2014
Jeremy Thorpe, English lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
2013
Joana Raspall i Juanola, Spanish author and poet (b. 1913)
2012
Vasily Belov, Russian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
2012
Jack Brooks, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1922)
2012
Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer and manager (b. 1971)
2012
Anthony Deane-Drummond, English general (b. 1917)
2012
Carroll E. Lanier, American sailor and politician (b. 1926)
2011
Sonia Pierre, Haitian-Dominican activist (b. 1965)
2011
Sócrates, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1954)
2011
Hubert Sumlin, American singer and guitarist (b. 1931)
2010
King Curtis Iaukea, American wrestler (b. 1937)
2009
Liam Clancy, Irish singer, actor, and guitarist (b. 1935)
2007
Pimp C, American rapper (b. 1973)
2006
K. Ganeshalingam, Sri Lankan accountant and politician, Mayor of Colombo (b. 1938)
2006
Ross A. McGinnis, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1987)
2005
Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand soldier and author (b. 1924)
2005
Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b. 1963)
2004
Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano and actress (b. 1943)
2003
Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)
2000
Henck Arron, Surinamese banker and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Suriname (b. 1936)
1999
Rose Bird, American academic and judge, 25th Chief Justice of California (b. 1936)
1993
Margaret Landon, American missionary and author (b. 1903)
1993
Frank Zappa, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1940)
1992
Henry Clausen, American lawyer and author (b. 1905)
1988
Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist and academic (b. 1899)
1987
Arnold Lobel, American author and illustrator (b. 1933)
1987
Rouben Mamoulian, Georgian-American director and screenwriter (b. 1897)
1984
Jack Mercer, American animator, screenwriter, voice actor, and singer (b. 1910)
1981
Jeanne Block, American psychologist (b. 1923)
1980
Francisco de Sá Carneiro, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 111th Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1934)
1980
Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish-American runner (b. 1911)
1980
Don Warrington, Canadian football player (b. 1948)
1976
Tommy Bolin, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1951)
1976
Benjamin Britten, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1913)
1976
W. F. McCoy, Irish soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1886)
1975
Hannah Arendt, German-American historian, theorist, and academic (b. 1906)
1971
Shunryū Suzuki, Japanese-American monk and educator, founded the San Francisco Zen Center (b. 1904)
1969
Fred Hampton, American Black Panthers activist (b. 1948)
1967
Bert Lahr, American actor (b. 1895)
1963
Constance Davey, Australian psychologist (b. 1882)
1955
József Galamb, Hungarian-American engineer (b. 1881)
1954
George Shepherd, 1st Baron Shepherd (b. 1881)
1948
Frank Benford, American physicist and engineer (b. 1883)
1945
Thomas Hunt Morgan, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
1944
Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)
1942
Juhan Kukk, Estonian politician, 3rd Head of State of Estonia (b. 1885)
1942
Fritz Löhner-Beda, Jewish Austrian librettist, lyricist and writer (b. 1883)
1938
Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 32nd Yokozuna (b. 1903)
1935
Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1864)
1935
Charles Richet, French physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)
1933
Stefan George, German-Swiss poet and translator (b. 1868)
1926
Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (b. 1861)
1902
Charles Dow, American journalist and publisher, co-founded the Dow Jones & Company (b. 1851)
1897
Griffith Rhys Jones, Welsh conductor (b. 1834)
1893
John Tyndall, Irish-English physicist and chemist (b. 1820)
1850
William Sturgeon, English physicist, invented the electric motor (b. 1783)
1845
Gregor MacGregor, Scottish soldier and explorer (b. 1786)
1841
David Daniel Davis, Welsh-English physician and academic (b. 1777)
1839
John Leamy, Irish-American merchant (b. 1757)
1828
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
1798
Luigi Galvani, Italian physician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1737)
1732
John Gay, English poet and playwright (b. 1685)
1696
Empress Meishō of Japan (b. 1624)
1680
Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616)
1679
Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher and theorist (b. 1588)
1649
William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (b. 1585)
1642
Cardinal Richelieu, French cardinal and politician, Chief Minister to the French Monarch (b. 1585)
1637
Nicholas Ferrar, English trader (b. 1592)
1609
Alexander Hume, Scottish poet (b. 1560)
1603
Maerten de Vos, Flemish painter and draughtsman (b. 1532)
1585
John Willock, Scottish minister and reformer (b. 1515)
1576
Georg Joachim Rheticus, Austrian-Slovak mathematician and cartographer (b. 1514)
1459
Adolphus VIII, Count of Holstein (b. 1401)
1456
Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1401)
1408
Valentina Visconti, wife of Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans
1341
Janisław I, Archbishop of Gniezno
1340
Henry Burghersh, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1292)
1334
Pope John XXII (b. 1249)
1270
Theobald II of Navarre (b. 1238)
1260
Aymer de Valence, Bishop of Winchester (b. 1222)
1214
William the Lion, Scottish king (b. 1143)
1131
Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048)
1075
Anno II, German archbishop and saint (b. 1010)
870
Suairlech ind Eidnén mac Ciaráin, Irish bishop
771
Carloman I, Frankish king (b. 751)
749
John of Damascus, Syrian priest and saint (b. 676)
530 BC
Cyrus the Great, king of Persia (b. 600 BC)