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On This Day in History:  December 7

December 7 is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 24 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Georgia Lottery launches new Cash Pop draw game. Starting Sunday, Dec. 8, the new Cash Pop game will offer players a chance to win cash prizes up to $1,250 five times a day, every day — by matching just one number.
2016
Study: N.C. Lottery scammers have cheated state out of $7 million. Lottery scammers have cheated North Carolina out of an estimated $7 million in back taxes and delinquent child support since 2009, a non-partisan arm of the General Assembly said.
2016
Mistake lottery ticket wins NJ man $1 million. A New Jersey man has won a multi-state Cash4Life prize worth $1 million because of a lottery ticket that was sold to him accidentally.
2015
Video gaming machines boost Oregon Lottery revenues. State economists say Oregon is seeing a healthy bump in lottery revenues, at least partially from recently installed video lottery machines.
2013
$344 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot skyrockets. This holiday season someone will be able to afford gifts unlike any they have ever given before, as the multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot is soaring to historic levels.
2012
EuroMillions lottery jackpot of $102 million goes unclaimed. In the United Kingdom, a mystery lottery player has lost out on a £64 million (US$102.5 million) fortune after the deadline to claim the prize expired and the money was handed to charity.
2012
N.J. Gov.'s plan to privatize lottery comes under fire from Democrats. Democratic lawmakers took aim at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan for the private sector to run the New Jersey Lottery, saying the 15-year contract currently on the table benefits the winning company more than New Jerseyans.
2012
Democrats take aim at bid to privatize Pa. lottery. Democratic lawmakers are taking aim at GOP Gov. Tom Corbett administration's move to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery's management, saying it is shrouded in secrecy and will result in a corporate giveaway that diverts hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's services for the elderly.
2012
3 N.J. lottery tickets worth $700K about to expire. Three lottery tickets purchased in New Jersey worth $700,000 will soon expire.
2011
Yuck! Taiwan dog poop lottery draws thousands. An innovative scheme to keep the streets of northern Taiwan clean has seen thousands of citizens dutifully collecting bags of dog poop in the hope of winning $2,000 in gold.
2011
Arkansas Lottery forecasts $5M drop in scholarship money. Arkansas' lottery is on track to bring in roughly $5 million less for scholarships than last year, the games' interim director said Tuesday, as lawmakers prepare to consider whether to reduce the amounts of the scholarships next year.
2011
Online poker advocates say legalizing won't hurt lotteries. A casino-backed group pushing for federal legislation to make online poker explicitly legal says regulating online card play nationwide won't hurt state lotteries.
2011
Ct. Powerball lottery winners signed affidavit swearing they are only members of trust. The three Connecticut men who claimed a $254 million Powerball jackpot as a trust signed an affidavit the day after their initial press conference swearing that there are no silent partners and that no person ineligible to win the lottery is a member of the trust.
2010
Man files 27 lawsuits over alleged lost lottery ticket. Seven years ago, the former Jersey City resident lost a lawsuit in which he claimed to be the original purchaser of a $4 million New Jersey lottery ticket. But that court defeat hasn't stopped Mendez from pursuing the millions he claims is rightfully his.
2009
Kentucky Lottery approves adding Mega Millions. The Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors has approved a cross-selling agreement allowing sales of the Mega Millions multi-state jackpot game in the Commonwealth.
2009
Store owner guilty of stealing lottery ticket, claiming it as his own. A former convenience store owner pleaded guilty Thursday to fraudulently claiming a $5.75 million winning Canada Lotto 6/49 ticket as his own.
2009
Lottery to the rescue: Will 4-minute Keno fill Washington budget gap?. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is "seriously considering" legislation that would allow four-minute Keno games as a way to help deal with a projected $2.6 billion budget shortfall.
2006
Minnesota lottery player claims Powerball jackpot. A Minnesota man has ended the mystery over who is the holder of the winning Powerball lottery ticket purchased in Minnesota worth $47 million.
2005
N.C. lottery director expects multi-state game by July. The director of the North Carolina lottery says that state will likely offer its first lottery games by April 5th and may play in the one of the multistate jackpot lottery games by July.
2005
Schoolchildren's 'Lotto Tree' Removed From Oklahoma Capitol. A Christmas tree decorated with used lottery tickets by elementary school students has been removed from Oklahoma's Capitol after complaints by a lawmaker.
2005
N.Y. Lottery's King Kong Millions makes 6 millionaires. There was one first-prize ticket in New York's "King Kong Millions" lottery game, worth $55 million before taxes, in Monday's drawing, which coincided with the New York City premiere of the new movie "King Kong."
2005
N.C. Gov. answers lottery questions. North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley sat down with reporters Tuesday to talk about the year's accomplishments and struggles, highlighted some steps to secure lottery money and advance education.
2005
Iowa Lottery approves self-ban for players. The Iowa Lottery Board voted Tuesday to allow lottery players to self-ban themselves from winning game prizes in order to stem problem gambling.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$344 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2013
2.$314 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2019
3.$226 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2018
4.$217 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2018
5.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2017
6.$176 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2017
7.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2004
8.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2008
9.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2015
10.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2019
11.€106 Million
US$124.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2017
12.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2013
12.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2011
14.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2007
15.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2014
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2002
17.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2005
18.€74.21 Million
US$84.49 Million
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2018
19.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2009
20.€68.59 Million
US$80.82 Million
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2017
21.€70 Million
US$79.7 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2018
22.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2003
23.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2010
24.€54 Million
US$69.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2012
25.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Saturday, Dec 7, 1991
28 years old
1981
Monday, Dec 7, 1981
38 years old
1979
Friday, Dec 7, 1979
40 years old
1977
Wednesday, Dec 7, 1977
42 years old
1977
Wednesday, Dec 7, 1977
42 years old
1976
Tuesday, Dec 7, 1976
43 years old
1975
Sunday, Dec 7, 1975
44 years old
1974
Saturday, Dec 7, 1974
45 years old
1969
Sunday, Dec 7, 1969
50 years old
1966
Wednesday, Dec 7, 1966
53 years old
1966
Wednesday, Dec 7, 1966
53 years old
1959
Monday, Dec 7, 1959
60 years old
1952
Sunday, Dec 7, 1952
67 years old
1951
Friday, Dec 7, 1951
68 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Marriage Amendment Bill to recognize same-sex marriage passes in Australia.
2016
Syrian Army continues large-scale attack and controls the revival (Sheikh Lutfi, Marja, Bab al-Nairab, Maadi, Al-Salhin) in the east of Aleppo backed by Russian Air Force and Iranian militias.
2016
Pakistan International Airlines Flight 661, a domestic passenger flight from Chitral to Islamabad, operated by ATR-42-500 crashes near Havelian, killing all 47 on board.
2015
The JAXA probe Akatsuki successfully enters orbit around Venus five years after the first attempt.
2005
Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of U.S. federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.
2003
The Conservative Party of Canada is officially registered, following the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
1999
A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.: The Recording Industry Association of America sues the peer-to-peer file-sharing service Napster, alleging copyright infringement.
1995
The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.
1993
Long Island Rail Road shooting: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
1988
The 6.8 Ms Armenian earthquake shakes the northern part of the country with a maximum MSK intensity of X (Devastating), killing 25,000-50,000 and injuring 31,000-130,000.
1987
Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771, a British Aerospace 146-200A, crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and steers the plane into the ground.
1983
An Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 collides with an Aviaco DC-9 in dense fog while the two airliners are taxiing down the runway at Madrid-Barajas Airport, killing 93 people.
1982
In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr., becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.
1972
Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.
1971
Battle of Sylhet rages between the Pakistani military and the Mukti Bahini.
1971
Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces the formation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as Deputy Prime Minister.
1965
Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously revoke mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
1963
Instant replay makes its debut during the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
1962
Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils.
1949
Chinese Civil War: The Government of the Republic of China moves from Nanking to Taipei, Taiwan.
1946
A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.
1942
World War II: British commandos conduct Operation Frankton, a raid on shipping in Bordeaux harbour.
1941
World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (For Japan's near-simultaneous attacks on Eastern Hemisphere targets, see December 8.)
1936
Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
1932
German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.
1930
W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts telecasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The telecast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.
1922
The Parliament of Northern Ireland votes to remain a part of the United Kingdom and not unify with Southern Ireland.
1917
World War I: The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.
1904
Comparative fuel trials begin between warships HMS Spiteful and HMS Peterel: Spiteful was the first warship powered solely by fuel oil, and the trials led to the obsolescence of coal in ships of the Royal Navy.
1869
American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.
1842
First concert of the New York Philharmonic, founded by Ureli Corelli Hill.
1837
The Battle of Montgomery's Tavern, the only battle of the Upper Canada Rebellion, takes place in Toronto, where the rebels are quickly defeated.
1787
Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1776
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, arranges to enter the American military as a major general.
1732
The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England.
1724
Tumult of Thorn: Religious unrest is followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities.
1703
The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, makes landfall. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die.
574
Byzantine Emperor Justin II retires due to recurring seizures of insanity. He abdicates the throne in favor of his general Tiberius, proclaiming him Caesar.
43 BC
Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated in Formia.

Births On This Day

2003
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
1998
Tony Yike Yang, Canadian pianist
1994
Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skater
1993
Rahama Sadau, Nigerian actress
1991
Eugenio Pisani, Italian race car driver
1990
David Goffin, Belgian tennis player
1990
Aleksandr Menkov, Russian long jumper
1990
Yasiel Puig, Cuban baseball player
1990
Urszula Radwańska, Polish tennis player
1989
Kyle Hendricks, American baseball player
1989
Alessandro Marchi, Italian footballer
1989
Nicholas Hoult, English actor
1988
Nathan Adrian, American swimmer
1988
Angelina Gabueva, Russian tennis player
1988
Emily Browning, Australian actress and singer
1987
Aaron Carter, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1986
Billy Horschel, American golfer
1986
Nita Strauss, American guitarist
1985
Dean Ambrose, American wrestler
1984
Aaron Gray, American basketball player
1984
Robert Kubica, Polish race car driver
1984
Milan Michálek, Czech ice hockey player
1984
Luca Rigoni, Italian footballer
1983
Mike Mucitelli, American mixed martial artist
1980
John Terry, English footballer
1979
Sara Bareilles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1979
Lampros Choutos, Greek-Italian footballer
1979
Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress and screenwriter
1978
Shiri Appleby, American actress, director, and producer
1978
Suzannah Lipscomb, English historian, academic and television presenter
1977
Eric Chavez, American baseball player and sportscaster
1977
Luke Donald, English golfer
1977
Dominic Howard, English drummer and producer
1976
Alan Faneca, American football player
1976
Ivan Franceschini, Italian footballer
1976
Georges Laraque, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
1976
Derek Ramsay, Filipino-British actor, model and television personality
1976
Sunny Sweeney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Benoît Tréluyer, French race car driver
1975
Jamie Clapham, English footballer and coach
1974
Nicole Appleton, Canadian singer and actress
1974
Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez, Spanish shot putter and actor
1973
İbrahim Kutluay, Turkish basketball player
1973
Hack Meyers, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2015)
1973
Terrell Owens, American football player and actor
1973
Fabien Pelous, French rugby player and coach
1973
Damien Rice, Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer
1972
Hermann Maier, Austrian skier
1972
Tammy Lynn Sytch, American wrestler and manager
1971
Vladimir Akopian, Azerbaijani-Armenian chess player
1967
Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1967
Tino Martinez, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1966
C. Thomas Howell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Shinichi Ito, Japanese motorcycle racer
1966
Kazue Itoh, Japanese actress
1966
Andres Kasekamp, Canadian-Estonian historian and academic
1966
Louise Post, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Veruca Salt)
1965
Colin Hendry, Scottish footballer and manager
1965
Jeffrey Wright, American actor
1964
Hugo Blick, English filmmaker
1964
Patrick Fabian, American actor
1964
Peter Laviolette, American ice hockey player and coach
1963
Theo Snelders, Dutch footballer and coach
1963
Katsuya Terada, Japanese illustrator
1963
Barbara Weathers, American R&B/soul singer (Atlantic Starr)
1962
Alain Blondel, French decathlete
1962
Jeffrey Donaldson, Northern Irish politician
1962
Imad Mughniyah, Lebanese activist (d. 2008)
1960
Craig Scanlon, English guitarist and songwriter
1959
Saleem Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer
1958
Tim Butler, English bass player and songwriter
1958
Rick Rude, American wrestler and sportscaster (d. 1999)
1957
Geoff Lawson, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1957
Tom Winsor, English lawyer and civil servant
1956
Larry Bird, American basketball player and coach
1956
Anna Soubry, British politician
1955
John Watkins, Australian educator and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of New South Wales
1954
Mary Fallin, American businesswoman and politician, 27th Governor of Oklahoma
1952
Susan Collins, American politician
1952
Eckhard Märzke, German footballer and manager
1950
Ron Hynes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1949
James Rivière, Italian sculptor and jeweler
1949
Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1948
Gary Morris, American country singer-songwriter and actor
1948
Tony Thomas, American screenwriter and producer
1947
Johnny Bench, American baseball player and sportscaster
1947
Anne Fine, English author
1947
James Keach, American actor, producer, and director
1947
Garry Unger, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1944
Daniel Chorzempa, American organist and composer
1944
Miroslav Macek, Czech dentist and politician
1943
Susan Isaacs, American author and screenwriter
1943
Nick Katz, American mathematician and academic
1943
Bernard C. Parks, American police officer and politician
1943
John Bennett Ramsey, American businessman and pilot
1942
Harry Chapin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
1942
Alex Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
1942
Peter Tomarken, American game show host and producer (d. 2006)
1941
Melba Pattillo Beals, American journalist and activist
1940
Gerry Cheevers, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1937
Thad Cochran, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
1937
Stan Boardman, English comedian
1935
Armando Manzanero, Mexican musician, singer and composer
1933
Krsto Papić, Croatian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1932
Ellen Burstyn, American actress
1932
Oktay Ekşi, Turkish journalist and politician
1932
Rosemary Rogers, American journalist and author
1932
J. B. Sumarlin, Indonesian economist and politician, 17th Indonesian Minister of Finance
1932
Bobby Whitton, Australian rugby league player (d. 2008)
1931
Allan B. Calhamer, American game designer, created Diplomacy (d. 2013)
1931
Bobby Osborne, American bluegrass singer and musician
1930
Christopher Nicole, Guyanese-English author
1930
Hal Smith, American baseball player
1928
Noam Chomsky, American linguist and philosopher
1928
Mickey Thompson, American race car driver (d. 1988)
1927
Jack S. Blanton, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1927
Helen Watts, Welsh opera singer (d. 2009)
1926
William John McNaughton, American bishop
1925
Hermano da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian race car driver
1924
John Love, Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2005)
1924
Mário Soares, Portuguese historian, lawyer, and politician, 17th President of Portugal (d. 2017)
1924
Bent Fabric, Danish pianist and composer
1923
Intizar Hussain, Indian-Pakistani author and scholar (d. 2016)
1923
Ted Knight, American actor and comedian (d. 1986)
1921
Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian guru and scholar (d. 2016)
1920
Tatamkhulu Afrika, South African poet and author (d. 2002)
1920
Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist (d. 2012)
1920
Walter Nowotny, Austrian-German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)
1915
Leigh Brackett, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)
1915
Eli Wallach, American actor (d. 2014)
1913
Kersti Merilaas, Estonian author and poet (d. 1986)
1912
Daniel Jones, Welsh captain and composer (d. 1993)
1910
Duncan McNaughton, Canadian high jumper and geologist (d. 1998)
1910
Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (d. 1978)
1909
Nikola Vaptsarov, Bulgarian poet and author (d. 1942)
1907
Fred Rose, Polish-Canadian politician and spy (d. 1983)
1905
Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (d. 1973)
1904
Clarence Nash, American voice actor and singer (d. 1985)
1903
Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician, physicist, and academic (d. 1987)
1902
Hilda Taba, Estonian architect, author, and educator (d. 1967)
1900
Kateryna Vasylivna Bilokur, Ukrainian folk artist (d. 1961)
1894
Freddie Adkins, English author and illustrator (d. 1986)
1893
Fay Bainter, American actress (d. 1968)
1893
Hermann Balck, German general (d. 1982)
1892
Stuart Davis, American painter and academic (d. 1964)
1888
Joyce Cary, Irish novelist (d. 1957)
1888
Hamilton Fish III, American captain and politician (d. 1991)
1887
Ernst Toch, Austrian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
1885
Mason Phelps, American golfer (d. 1945)
1885
Peter Sturholdt, American boxer and painter (d. 1919)
1884
John Carpenter, American sprinter (d. 1933)
1879
Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist, composer, and academic (d. 1972)
1878
Akiko Yosano, Japanese author, poet, pioneering feminist, pacifist, and social reformer (d. 1942)
1873
Willa Cather, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1947)
1869
Frank Laver, Australian cricketer (d. 1919)
1863
Felix Calonder, Swiss soldier and politician, 36th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1952)
1863
Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1945)
1863
Richard Warren Sears, American businessman, co-founded Sears (d. 1914)
1862
Paul Adam, French author (d. 1920)
1861
Henri Mathias Berthelot, French general during World War I (d. 1931)
1860
Joseph Cook, English-born Australian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)
1838
Thomas Bent, Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of Victoria (d. 1909)
1823
Leopold Kronecker, Polish-German mathematician and academic (d. 1891)
1810
Josef Hyrtl, Hungarian-Austrian anatomist and biologist (d. 1894)
1810
Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and biologist (d. 1882)
1801
Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1862)
1792
Abraham Jacob van der Aa, Dutch author and academic (d. 1857)
1791
Ferenc Novák, Hungarian-Slovene priest and poet (d. 1836)
1784
Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (d. 1842)
1764
Claude Victor-Perrin, French general and politician (d. 1841)
1643
Giovanni Battista Falda, Italian architect and engraver (d. 1678)
1637
Bernardo Pasquini, Italian organist and composer (d. 1710)
1598
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1680)
1595
Injo of Joseon, Korean king (d. 1649)
1561
Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō (d. 1625)
1545
Henry Stuart, English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1567)
1532
Louis I, German nobleman and politician (d. 1605)
1302
Azzone Visconti, Italian nobleman (d. 1339)
967
Abū-Sa'īd Abul-Khayr, Persian Sufi poet (d. 1049)
903
Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Persian astronomer and author (d. 986)
521
Columba, Irish missionary, monk, and saint (d. 597)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani recording artist, television personality, fashion designer, occasional actor, singer-songwriter and preacher. (b. 1964)
2016
Greg Lake, English musician (b. 1947)
2015
Jesse C. Deen, American soldier and politician (b. 1922)
2015
Gerhard Lenski, American sociologist and academic (b. 1924)
2015
Hyron Spinrad, American astronomer and academic (b. 1934)
2015
Peter Westbury, English race car driver (b. 1938)
2014
Mark Lewis, American author and educator (b. 1954)
2013
Édouard Molinaro, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2013
Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (b. 1934)
2012
Roelof Kruisinga, Dutch physician and politician, Dutch Minister of Defence (b. 1922)
2012
Ralph Parr, American colonel and pilot (b. 1924)
2012
Marty Reisman, American table tennis player and author (b. 1930)
2012
Saul Steinberg, American businessman and financier (b. 1939)
2011
Harry Morgan, American actor (b. 1915)
2010
Elizabeth Edwards, American lawyer and author (b. 1949)
2008
Herbert Hutner, American banker and lawyer (b. 1908)
2006
Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1926)
2005
Bud Carson, American football player and coach (b. 1931)
2004
Frederick Fennell, American conductor and educator (b. 1914)
2004
Jerry Scoggins, American singer and guitarist (b. 1913)
2004
Jay Van Andel, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Amway (b. 1924)
2003
Carl F. H. Henry American journalist and theologian (b. 1913)
2003
Azie Taylor Morton, American educator and politician, 36th Treasurer of the United States (b. 1933)
1998
John Addison, English-American composer and conductor (b. 1920)
1998
Martin Rodbell, American biochemist and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
1997
Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1942)
1995
Kathleen Harrison, English actress (b. 1892)
1993
Abidin Dino, Turkish-French painter and illustrator (b. 1913)
1993
Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ivoirian physician and politician, 1st President of Ivory Coast (b. 1905)
1992
Richard J. Hughes, American politician, 45th Governor of New Jersey, and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (b. 1909)
1990
Joan Bennett, American actress (b. 1910)
1990
Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter and educator (b. 1904)
1989
Haystacks Calhoun, American wrestler and actor (b. 1934)
1989
Hans Hartung, French-German painter (b. 1904)
1985
J. R. Eyerman, American photographer and journalist (b. 1906)
1985
Robert Graves, English poet, novelist, critic (b. 1895)
1985
Potter Stewart, American soldier and jurist (b. 1915)
1984
LeeRoy Yarbrough, American race car driver (b. 1938)
1979
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1900)
1978
Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and paleontologist (b. 1886)
1977
Paul Gibb, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1913)
1977
Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (b. 1906)
1977
Georges Grignard, French race car driver (b. 1905)
1976
Paul Bragg, American nutritionist (b. 1895)
1975
Thornton Wilder, American novelist and playwright (b. 1897)
1975
Hardie Albright, American actor (b. 1903)
1970
Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist, sculptor, and author (b. 1883)
1969
Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player and manager (b. 1897)
1969
Eric Portman, English actor (b. 1903)
1962
Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer (b. 1895)
1960
Ioannis Demestichas, Greek admiral and politician (b. 1882)
1956
Huntley Gordon, Canadian-American actor (b. 1887)
1956
Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Turkish author and playwright (b. 1889)
1949
Rex Beach, American author, playwright, and water polo player (b. 1877)
1947
Tristan Bernard, French author and playwright (b. 1866)
1947
Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain (b. 1887)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Frederick Curtice Davis, American sailor (b. 1915)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Julius Ellsberry, American sailor (b. 1921)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: John C. England, American sailor (b. 1920)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Edwin J. Hill, American sailor (b. 1894)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Ralph Hollis, American sailor (b. 1906)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Herbert C. Jones, American sailor (b. 1918)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Isaac C. Kidd, American admiral (b. 1884)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert Lawrence Leopold, American sailor (b. 1916)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Herbert Hugo Menges, American sailor (b. 1917)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Thomas James Reeves, American sailor (b. 1895)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aloysius Schmitt, American priest and sailor (b. 1909)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert R. Scott, American sailor (b. 1915)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Peter Tomich, American sailor (b. 1893)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert Uhlmann, American sailor (b. 1919)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Franklin Van Valkenburgh, American captain (b. 1888)
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Eldon P. Wyman, American sailor (b. 1917)
1918
Frank Wilson, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1859)
1917
Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1826)
1913
Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian cardinal (b. 1828)
1906
Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1833)
1902
Thomas Nast, German-American cartoonist (b. 1840)
1899
Juan Luna, Filipino painter and sculptor (b. 1857)
1894
Ferdinand de Lesseps, French businessman and diplomat, co-developed the Suez Canal (b. 1805)
1891
Arthur Blyth, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of South Australia (b. 1823)
1879
Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic scholar and politician, 1st Speaker of the Parliament of Iceland (b. 1811)
1874
Constantin von Tischendorf, German theologian, scholar, and academic (b. 1815)
1842
Thomas Hamilton, Scottish philosopher and author (b. 1789)
1837
Robert Nicoll, Scottish poet (b.1814)
1817
William Bligh, English admiral and politician, 4th Governor of New South Wales (b. 1745)
1815
Michel Ney, German-French general (b. 1769)
1803
Küçük Hüseyin Pasha, Turkish admiral and politician (b. 1757)
1793
Joseph Bara, French soldier and drummer (b. 1779)
1775
Charles Saunders, English admiral and politician (b. 1715)
1772
Martín Sarmiento, Spanish monk, scholar, and author (b. 1695)
1725
Florent Carton Dancourt, French actor and playwright (b. 1661)
1723
Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect, designed the Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk and Karlova Koruna Chateau (b. 1677)
1683
Algernon Sidney, English philosopher and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1623)
1680
Peter Lely, Dutch-English painter (b. 1618)
1672
Richard Bellingham, English-American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1592)
1649
Charles Garnier, French missionary and saint (b. 1606)
1562
Adrian Willaert, Dutch-Italian composer and educator (b. 1490)
1498
Alexander Hegius von Heek, German poet (b. 1433)
1383
Wenceslaus I, duke of Luxembourg (b. 1337)
1295
Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester, English officer (b. 1243)
1279
Bolesław V, High Duke of Poland (b. 1226)
1254
Innocent IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1195)
983
Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 955)
881
Anspert, archbishop of Milan
283
Eutychian, pope of the Catholic Church
43 BC
Cicero, Roman philosopher, lawyer, and politician (b. 106 BC)