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On This Day in History:  February 12

February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 322 days remain until the end of the year (323 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Ireland lottery jackpot winner loses ticket twice. A Dublin woman admitted to losing her winning Lotto ticket twice after finding out that she was one of two lucky winners to sharing a massive €7.7 million (US$8.4 million) jackpot.
2019
Jamaican lottery winner wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity. A lottery winner in Jamaica who seemingly wanted to remain anonymous chose quite the mask to conceal his face.
2016
NJ Lottery holds annual second-chance drawing. The New Jersey Lottery held the Grand Prize Drawing of the 2015 Million Dollar Replay program with more than 100 semi-finalists and their guests in attendance at the War Memorial in Trenton.
2016
Man to use lottery winnings to open new business. A Kansas man who won a $10,000 lottery prize plans to use his winnings to make his dreams come true by opening his own business.
2015
Three tickets to split massive $564 million Powerball jackpot. Three Powerball lottery tickets sold in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Texas matched all the winning numbers Wednesday night to share a $564.1 million jackpot.
2014
Orlando man claims $46 million Florida Lotto jackpot. The Florida Lottery announced Tuesday that James Caldwell of Orlando claimed a $46 million jackpot from the Dec. 18 drawing.
2014
N.M. Lottery announces CEO finalists. The New Mexico Lottery has announced four finalists for the chief executive officer's position, which became vacant in November the lottery's board of directors fired former CEO Tom Romero without explanation.
2013
Wyoming lottery bill advances to Senate floor. A Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would bring the lottery to Wyoming.
2013
29 co-workers share $1 million Powerball prize. Tuesday morning a group of self-proclaimed IT geeks who work at the Humana headquarters in Louisville claimed a $1 million Powerball prize, with the group voting to include their co-workers who hadn't been able to participate in the win.
2012
Arkansas Lottery Commission picks new director. The Arkansas Lottery Commission today picked Bishop Woosley, the lottery's chief legal counsel, to be the state's new lottery director.
2010
Lawmakers recommend expansion of Maine Lottery. Maine lawmakers say they want to expand the state lottery by adding a video version of keno and joining the multistate Mega Millions, but Gov. John Baldacci is against the idea.
2010
New games send lottery sales soaring. Tennessee lottery officials say sales are surging because of two new games: Mega Millions and Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.
2009
Early talks for a joint Powerball-British lottery game. Will Powerball marry up with the British lottery or even Euro Millions, creating the largest lottery jackpots on the face of the earth?
2009
Once again, no lottery for Wyoming. The Wyoming House has defeated legislation that would have created a state lottery and allowed Wyoming to take part in the Powerball lottery.
2008
£10 million lottery winner blows fortune, in debt. When hospital porter John McGuinness won a £10 million (US$19.5 million) British National Lottery jackpot, he thought his good fortune would never end. Eleven years later, he is deep in debt, looking for a job and applying for public housing.
2004
Tennessee Lottery wastes $1M on needless legal activities. The Tennessee Lottery has incurred out-of-control legal expenses that stem from needless and insignficant legal activities, according to recent reports.
2004
Need $150 million? Try for Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery players have another chance at the good life Friday night when the Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches an estimated $150 million.
2004
Can a lottery win make you happy?. The first Euro Millions lottery draw takes place on Friday, with the prospect of multi-million pound jackpots. How do windfall winners come to grips with their newfound wealth - and does it make them happy?
2004
Strongly worded letter sent to lottery director before his death. After being directed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the state's finance commissioner has worked with the Minnesota State Lottery since last spring to tighten operations, but enough lapses continued that a strongly worded letter was sent to lottery director George Andersen shortly before his death, the Pioneer Press reported.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$317 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2017
2.$300 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 15, 2006
3.$286.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2014
4.$242 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2019
5.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2018
6.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2016
7.€129 Million
US$175.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2010
8.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2019
9.€151 Million
US$170.78 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2019
10.€138 Million
US$170.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
11.$153 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2004
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2008
14.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2014
15.€98.55 Million
US$121.68 Million
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
16.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2006
17.€104.3 Million
US$117.96 Million
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2019
18.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2007
19.€88.35 Million
US$93.58 Million
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2017
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2009
21.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2016
22.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2009
23.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2011
24.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2008
24.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1978
Sunday, Feb 12, 1978
42 years old
1978
Sunday, Feb 12, 1978
42 years old
1965
Friday, Feb 12, 1965
55 years old
1965
Friday, Feb 12, 1965
55 years old
1964
Wednesday, Feb 12, 1964
56 years old
1962
Monday, Feb 12, 1962
58 years old
1956
Sunday, Feb 12, 1956
64 years old
1951
Monday, Feb 12, 1951
69 years old
1946
Tuesday, Feb 12, 1946
74 years old
1930
Wednesday, Feb 12, 1930
90 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2019
The country officially known since 1995 as "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" officially renames itself as the Republic of North Macedonia, by enacting the Prespa Agreement.
2016
Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign an Ecumenical Declaration in the first such meeting between leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches since their split in 1054.
2009
Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
2004
The city of San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
2002
The trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
2002
An Iran Airtour Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
2001
NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
1999
United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
1994
Four thieves break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream.
1993
Two-year-old James Bulger is abducted from New Strand Shopping Centre by two ten-year-old boys, who later torture and murder him.
1992
The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
1990
Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
1988
Cold War: The 1988 Black Sea bumping incident: The U.S. missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48) is intentionally rammed by the Soviet frigate Bezzavetnyy in the Soviet territorial waters, while Yorktown claims innocent passage.
1983
One hundred women protest in Lahore, Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.
1974
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
1968
Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre.
1965
Malcolm X visits Smethwick following the racial charged 1964 general election.
1963
Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
1961
The Soviet Union launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
1947
The largest observed iron meteorite until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
1947
Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.
1946
World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
1946
African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the civil rights movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
1935
USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
1924
George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music", in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.
1921
Bolsheviks launch a revolt in Georgia as a preliminary to the Red Army invasion of Georgia.
1915
In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
1912
The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
1909
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
1909
New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
1894
Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, killing one person and wounding 20.
1855
Michigan State University is established.
1832
Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
1825
The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
1818
Bernardo O'Higgins formally approves the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
1817
An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops at the Battle of Chacabuco.<ref">Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz (1 May 2015). class="external text" href="https://books.google.com/books?id=WhPxDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA109">Armies, Politics and Revolution: Chile, 1808-1826. Liverpool University Press. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-78138-744-3.</ref>
1771
Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
1733
Georgia Day: Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, by settling at Savannah.
1689
The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
1593
Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
1541
Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
1502
Isabella I issues an edict outlawing Islam in the Crown of Castile, forcing virtually all her Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity.
1429
English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans in the Battle of the Herrings.

Births On This Day

2000
Kim Ji-min, South Korean actress
1991
Patrick Herrmann, German footballer
1990
Robert Griffin III, American football player
1988
DeMarco Murray, American football player
1988
Nicolás Otamendi, Argentine footballer
1988
Mike Posner, American singer-songwriter and producer
1984
Brad Keselowski, American race car driver
1984
Andrei Sidorenkov, Estonian footballer
1984
Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer
1983
Carlton Brewster, American football player and coach
1982
Jonas Hiller, Swiss ice hockey player
1982
Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
1982
Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand rugby player
1981
Wade McKinnon, Australian rugby league player
1980
Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
1980
Sarah Lancaster, American actress
1980
Christina Ricci, American actress and producer
1980
Gucci Mane, American rapper
1979
Antonio Chatman, American football player
1979
Jesse Spencer, Australian actor and violinist
1978
Paul Anderson, English actor
1978
Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league player and coach
1977
Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player and manager
1976
Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby player
1974
Naseem Hamed, English boxer
1973
Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater
1973
Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress and singer
1971
Scott Menville, American voice actor, singer, actor and musician
1970
Jim Creeggan, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player
1970
Bryan Roy, Dutch footballer and manager
1970
Judd Winick, American author and illustrator
1969
Darren Aronofsky, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (d. 2014)
1969
Steve Backley, English javelin thrower
1969
Anneli Drecker, Norwegian singer and actress
1969
Hong Myung-bo, South Korean footballer and manager
1968
Josh Brolin, American actor
1968
Chynna Phillips, American singer and actress
1966
Paul Crook, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1965
Rubén Amaro, Jr., American baseball player and manager
1965
Christine Elise, American actress and producer
1965
David Westlake, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
Omar Hakim, American drummer, producer, arranger, and composer
1961
Jim Harris, Canadian environmentalist and politician
1961
Michel Martelly, Haitian singer and politician, 56th President of Haiti
1961
Di Farmer, Queensland Member of Parliament
1958
Outback Jack, Australian-American wrestler
1956
Joe Dever, English fantasy author (d. 2016)
1956
Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
1956
Ad Melkert, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
1956
Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist and songwriter
1955
Bill Laswell, American bass player and producer
1955
Chet Lemon, American baseball player and coach
1954
Joseph Jordania, Georgian-Australian musicologist and academic
1954
Tzimis Panousis, Greek comedian, singer, and author
1954
Phil Zimmermann, American cryptographer and programmer
1953
Joanna Kerns, American actress and director
1952
Simon MacCorkindale, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1952
Michael McDonald, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1950
Angelo Branduardi, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Steve Hackett, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1950
Michael Ironside, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1948
Ray Kurzweil, American computer scientist and engineer
1948
Nicholas Soames, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
1946
Jean Eyeghé Ndong, Gabonese politician, Prime Minister of Gabon
1946
Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress
1945
Maud Adams, Swedish model and actress
1945
David D. Friedman, American economist, physicist, and scholar
1942
Ehud Barak, Israeli general and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Israel
1942
Pat Dobson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2006)
1941
Dominguinhos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2013)
1941
Naomi Uemura, Japanese mountaineer and explorer (d. 1984)
1939
Leon Kass, American physician, scientist, and educator
1939
Ray Manzarek, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2013)
1938
Judy Blume, Jewish-American author and educator
1936
Alan Ebringer, Australian immunologist, professor at King's College in the University of London
1935
Gene McDaniels, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1934
Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
1934
Anne Osborn Krueger, American economist and academic
1934
Bill Russell, American basketball player and coach
1933
Costa-Gavras, Greek-French director and producer
1933
Brian Carlson, Australian rugby league player (d. 1987)
1932
Axel Jensen, Norwegian author and poet (d. 2003)
1932
Julian Simon, American economist, author, and academic (d. 1998)
1931
Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch-American author and translator (d. 2008)
1930
John Doyle, Irish hurler and politician (d. 2010)
1930
Arlen Specter, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
1928
Vincent Montana, Jr., American drummer and composer (d. 2013)
1926
Rolf Brem, Swiss sculptor and illustrator (d. 2014)
1926
Joe Garagiola, Sr., American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2016)
1926
Charles Van Doren, American academic
1925
Joan Mitchell, American-French painter (d. 1992)
1923
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director, producer, and politician
1922
Hussein Onn, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)
1920
Raymond Mhlaba, South African anti-apartheid and ANC activist (d. 2005)
1919
Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)
1918
Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (d. 2015)
1918
Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1917
Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 2009)
1916
Joseph Alioto, American lawyer and politician, 36th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
1915
Andrew Goodpaster, American general (d. 2005)
1915
Lorne Greene, Canadian-American actor (d. 1987)
1915
Olivia Hooker, African-American sailor (d. 2018)
1914
Tex Beneke, American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader (d. 2000)
1912
R. F. Delderfield, English author and playwright (d. 1972)
1911
Charles Mathiesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1994)
1909
Zoran Mušič, Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005)
1909
Sigmund Rascher, German physician (d. 1945)
1908
Jean Effel, French painter, caricaturist, illustrator and journalist (d. 1982)
1908
Jacques Herbrand, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1931)
1907
Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
1904
Ted Mack, American radio and television host (d. 1976)
1903
Chick Hafey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)
1902
William Collier, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1900
Roger J. Traynor, American lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (d. 1983)
1898
Wallace Ford, English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)
1897
Charles Groves Wright Anderson, South African-Australian colonel and politician (d. 1988)
1897
Lincoln LaPaz, American astronomer and academic (d. 1985)
1895
Kristian Djurhuus, Faroese lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1984)
1893
Omar Bradley, American general (d. 1981)
1889
Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk, lawyer, and judge (d. 1999)
1885
Julius Streicher, German publisher, founded Der Stürmer (d. 1946)
1884
Max Beckmann, German painter and sculptor (d. 1950)
1884
Johan Laidoner, Estonian-Russian general (d. 1953)
1884
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, American author (d. 1980)
1884
Marie Vassilieff, Russian-French painter (d. 1957)
1882
Walter Nash, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1968)
1881
Anna Pavlova, Russian-English ballerina and actress (d. 1931)
1880
George Preca, Maltese priest and saint (d. 1962)
1880
John L. Lewis, American miner and union leader (d. 1969)
1877
Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded Renault (d. 1944)
1876
13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
1870
Marie Lloyd, English actress and singer (d. 1922)
1869
Kiến Phúc, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1884)
1866
Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
1861
Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1937)
1857
Eugène Atget, French photographer (d. 1927)
1857
Bobby Peel, English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)
1837
Thomas Moran, British-American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School (d. 1926)
1828
George Meredith, English novelist and poet (d. 1909)
1824
Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher, founded Arya Samaj (d. 1883)
1819
William Wetmore Story, American sculptor, architect, poet and editor
1809
Charles Darwin, English geologist and theorist (d. 1882)
1809
Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
1804
Heinrich Lenz, German-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1865)
1794
Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player and composer (d. 1867)
1791
Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (d. 1883)
1788
Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)
1787
Norbert Provencher, Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1853)
1785
Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist and chemist (d. 1838)
1777
Bernard Courtois, French chemist and academic (d. 1838)
1777
Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German author and poet (d. 1843)
1775
Louisa Adams, English-American wife of John Quincy Adams, 6th First Lady of the United States (d. 1852)
1768
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)
1761
Jan Ladislav Dussek, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1812)
1753
François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
1728
Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
1706
Johann Joseph Christian, German Baroque sculptor and woodcarver (d. 1777)
1704
Charles Pinot Duclos, French author (d. 1772)
1665
Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
1663
Cotton Mather, English-American minister and author (d. 1728)
1637
Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist and zoologist (d. 1680)
1608
Daniello Bartoli, Italian Jesuit priest (d. 1685)
1606
John Winthrop the Younger, English-American lawyer and politician, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
1602
Michelangelo Cerquozzi, Italian painter (d. 1660)
1584
Caspar Barlaeus, Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)
1567
Thomas Campion, English composer, poet, and physician (d. 1620)
1540
Won Gyun, Korean general and admiral (d. 1597)
1480
Frederick II of Legnica, Duke of Legnica (d. 1547)
1443
Giovanni II Bentivoglio, Italian noble (d. 1508)
1322
John Henry, Margrave of Moravia, (d. 1375)
1218
Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shōgun (d. 1256)
1074
Conrad II of Italy (d. 1101)
661
Princess Ōku of Japan (d. 702)
528
Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei, nominal empress regnant of Northern Wei
AD 41
Britannicus, Roman son of Claudius (d. 55)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Gordon Banks, English footballer (b. 1937)
2019
Lyndon LaRouche, American political activist (b. 1922)
2019
Pedro Morales, Puerto Rican professional wrestler and commentator (b. 1942)
2017
Al Jarreau, American singer (b. 1940)
2017
Anna Marguerite McCann, first female American underwater archaeologist (b. 1933)
2017
Ren Xinmin, Chinese rocket scientist (b. 1915)
2016
Dominique D'Onofrio, Italian-Belgian footballer and coach (b. 1953)
2016
Yannis Kalaitzis, Greek cartoonist (b. 1945)
2016
Yan Su, Chinese general and composer (b. 1930)
2015
Movita Castaneda, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
2015
Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th Menteri Besar of Kelantan (b. 1931)
2015
Gary Owens, American radio host and voice actor (b. 1934)
2015
Steve Strange, Welsh singer (b. 1959)
2014
Sid Caesar, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
2014
John Pickstone, English historian and author (b. 1944)
2013
Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1941)
2013
Reginald Turnill, English journalist and author (b. 1915)
2013
Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (b. 1931)
2012
Zina Bethune, American actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1945)
2012
Denis Flannery, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1928)
2012
David Kelly, Irish actor (b. 1929)
2012
John Severin, American illustrator (b. 1921)
2011
Peter Alexander, Austrian singer and actor (b. 1926)
2011
Betty Garrett, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1919)
2011
Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (b. 1935)
2010
Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
2009
victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407: Alison Des Forges, American historian and activist (b. 1942)
2009
victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407: Beverly Eckert, American activist (b. 1951)
2009
victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407: Mat Mathews, Dutch accordion player (b. 1924)
2009
victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407: Coleman Mellett, American guitarist (b. 1974)
2009
victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407: Gerry Niewood, American saxophonist (b. 1943)
2008
David Groh, American actor (b. 1939)
2007
Peggy Gilbert, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
2005
Dorothy Stang, American-Brazilian nun and missionary (b. 1931)
2002
John Eriksen, Danish footballer (b. 1957)
2001
Kristina Söderbaum, Swedish-German actress and producer (b. 1912)
2000
Tom Landry, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2000
Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (b. 1922)
1998
Gardner Ackley, American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1915)
1995
Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (b. 1952)
1994
Donald Judd, American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
1992
Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (b. 1907)
1991
Roger Patterson, American bass player (b. 1968)
1989
Thomas Bernhard, Austrian playwright and author (b. 1931)
1985
Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (b. 1924)
1984
Anna Anderson, Polish-American woman, who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1896)
1984
Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and poet (b. 1914)
1983
Eubie Blake, American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
1982
Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (b. 1902)
1980
Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and activist (b. 1913)
1979
Jean Renoir, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
1977
Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1894)
1976
Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939)
1975
Carl Lutz, Swiss vice-consul to Hungary during WWII, credited with saving over 62,000 Jews (b. 1895)
1971
James Cash Penney, American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney (b. 1875)
1970
Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (b. 1903)
1960
Oskar Anderson, Bulgarian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1887)
1958
Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1897)
1954
Dziga Vertov, Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1949
Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian educator, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
1947
Moses Gomberg, Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (b. 1866)
1942
Eugene Esmonde, Irish-English lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1909)
1942
Avraham Stern, Polish-Israeli militant leader (b. 1907)
1942
Grant Wood, American painter and academic (b. 1891)
1935
Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (b. 1846)
1931
Samad bey Mehmandarov, Azerbaijani-Russian general and politician, 3rd Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (b. 1855)
1929
Lillie Langtry, English singer and actress (b. 1853)
1916
Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, philosopher, and academic (b. 1831)
1915
Émile Waldteufel, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)
1912
Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician (b. 1841)
1896
Ambroise Thomas, French composer and academic (b. 1811)
1894
Hans von Bülow, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1830)
1886
Randolph Caldecott, English-American painter and illustrator (b. 1846)
1834
Friedrich Schleiermacher, German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)
1804
Immanuel Kant, German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1724)
1799
Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist and physiologist (b. 1729)
1789
Ethan Allen, American farmer, general, and politician (b. 1738)
1771
Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (b. 1710)
1763
Pierre de Marivaux, French author and playwright (b. 1688)
1728
Agostino Steffani, Italian priest and composer (b. 1653)
1713
Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor (b. 1664)
1624
George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist, founded George Heriot's School (b. 1563)
1612
Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartographer (b. 1563)
1600
Edward Denny, Knight Banneret of Bishop's Stortford, English soldier, privateer and adventurer (b. 1547)
1590
François Hotman, French lawyer and author (b. 1524)
1571
Nicholas Throckmorton, English politician and diplomat (b. 1515)
1554
Lord Guildford Dudley, English son of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland (b. 1536; executed)
1554
Lady Jane Grey, de facto monarch of England and Ireland for nine days (b. 1537; executed)
1538
Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, engraver, and architect (b. 1480)
1517
Catherine of Navarre (b. 1468)
1266
Amadeus of the Amidei, Italian saint
1247
Ermesinde, Countess of Luxembourg, ruler (b. 1185)
981
Ælfstan, bishop of Ramsbury
941
Wulfhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury
914
Li, empress of Yan
901
Antony II, patriarch of Constantinople
890
Henjō, Japanese priest and poet (b. 816)
821
Benedict of Aniane, French monk and saint (b. 747)