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On This Day in History:  February 5

February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 329 days remain until the end of the year (330 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Lottery ticket purchased in central Iowa puts man's dream car within reach. An East Moline man stopped in a central Iowa convenience store last month to grab a coffee, snack and what ended up being a pretty lucky piece of paper, the Iowa Lottery announced Monday.
2016
Jury: Lottery winner must pay ex-boyfriend part of winnings. A jury Thursday ruled that a former middle school teacher who won a $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former sweetheart, who testified that he handed her the money to buy the winning ticket.
2015
Wisconsin man repeats same feat of winning multiple lottery jackpots. A Wisconsin man has claimed all three jackpot prizes from last week's SuperCash! lottery drawing -- the second time he has won multiple jackpots in a single drawing.
2014
Georgia's new $30 lottery tickets selling 'like crazy'. Lottery players are lining up to lay down some serious scratch in Georgia and Tennessee, which recently joined a number of states offering instant tickets that cost more than $25 apiece.
2013
$208 MILLION: Massive Powerball jackpot to be drawn Wednesday. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $208 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2012
$250 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $250 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2009
Nationwide, lottery jackpots keep getting bigger. Around the United States, lottery jackpots are continuing to grow larger, making the allure of picking up a couple extra lottery tickets ever-stronger.
2008
Editorial criticizes N.J. Lottery privatization proposal. A New Jersey paper exposes a privatization proposal floated by a state legislative leader as more of a political ploy than a realistic plan to help the state's economy.
2008
Court: elderly sisters' gambling pact forces lottery jackpot split. The Connecticut Appeals Court has ruled a 1995 pact struck by two widowed sisters to split each other's future gambling winnings is still binding despite the fact they no longer speak to one another.
2004
$85.5 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in New Hampshire. Powerball paid off big Wednesday night for one winning ticket, worth $85.5 million, sold in New Hampshire.
2004
Record lottery sales prompt questions about need to cut HOPE. Record sales figures show the Georgia lottery is hotter than ever, prompting some legislators to question whether they need to cut the HOPE scholarship program this fall.
2004
EuroMillions lottery launches; jackpots 'may top £50m'. A new European lottery with jackpots possibly reaching £50 million or more has been launched.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$394.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2015
2.$255 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2017
3.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2012
4.$219.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2014
5.$210 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2006
6.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2013
7.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2019
8.€139.02 Million
US$191.23 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2010
9.€130 Million
US$188.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2008
10.$187 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2020
11.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2018
12.€128 Million
US$146.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2019
13.€116 Million
US$143.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
14.€130 Million
US$143.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2020
15.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2010
16.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2019
17.€100 Million
US$136.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2010
18.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2016
19.€100 Million
US$130.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2007
20.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
21.€95.38 Million
US$118.07 Million
Draw Date
Feb 6, 2018
22.€100.82 Million
US$115.05 Million
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2019
23.€90 Million
US$110.25 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
24.$107 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2014
25.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Friday, Feb 5, 1988
32 years old
1980
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1980
40 years old
1977
Saturday, Feb 5, 1977
43 years old
1976
Thursday, Feb 5, 1976
44 years old
1976
Thursday, Feb 5, 1976
44 years old
1975
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1975
45 years old
1974
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1974
46 years old
1974
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1974
46 years old
1974
Tuesday, Feb 5, 1974
46 years old
1973
Monday, Feb 5, 1973
47 years old
1964
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1964
56 years old
1964
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1964
56 years old
1958
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1958
62 years old
1953
Thursday, Feb 5, 1953
67 years old
1944
Saturday, Feb 5, 1944
76 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2008
A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
2004
Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
2000
Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
1997
The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
1994
Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
1994
Markale massacres, more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
1988
Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
1985
Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
1975
Riots break in Lima, Peru after the police forces go on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as the Limazo) is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.
1971
Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
1963
The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.
1962
French President Charles de Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
1958
Gamal Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
1958
A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
1945
World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
1941
World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
1939
Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th "Caudillo de España", or Leader of Spain.
1933
Mutiny on Royal Netherlands Navy warship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën off the coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
1924
The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.
1919
Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.
1918
Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane; this is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
1918
SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
1917
The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
1917
The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
1913
Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
1909
Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
1905
In Mexico, the General Hospital of Mexico is inaugurated, started with four basic specialties.
1885
King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
1869
The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger", is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
1862
Moldavia and Wallachia formally unite to create the Romanian United Principalities.
1859
Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Prince of Moldavia, is also elected as prince of Wallachia, joining the two principalities as a personal union called the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
1852
The New Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
1849
University of Wisconsin-Madison's first class meets at Madison Female Academy.
1818
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
1810
Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
1807
HMS Blenheim (1761) and HMS Java disappear off the coast of Rodrigues.
1783
In Calabria, a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
1782
Spanish defeat British forces and capture Menorca.
1778
South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
1649
Charles Stuart, the son of King Charles I, is declared King Charles II of England and Scotland by the Scottish Parliament.
1597
A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
1576
Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
789
Idris I reaches Volubilis and founds the Idrisid dynasty, ceding Morocco from the Abbasid caliphate and founding the first Moroccan state.
756
An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan.
AD 62
Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.

Births On This Day

2016
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Bhutanese prince
1997
Patrick Roberts, English footballer
1996
Stina Blackstenius, Swedish footballer
1995
Adnan Januzaj, Belgian-Albanian footballer
1994
Arisa Komiya, Japanese actress and voice actress
1993
Leilani Latu, Australian rugby league player
1993
Ty Rattie, Canadian ice hockey player
1992
Stefan de Vrij, Dutch footballer
1992
Neymar, Brazilian footballer
1991
Nabil Bahoui, Swedish footballer
1991
Gerald Tusha, Albanian footballer
1990
Dmitry Andreikin, Russian chess player
1990
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Indian cricketer
1990
Jordan Rhodes, Scottish footballer
1989
Marina Melnikova, Russian tennis player
1988
Karin Ontiveros, Mexican model
1987
Darren Criss, American actor, singer, and entrepreneur
1987
Curtis Jerrells, American basketball player
1987
Alex Kuznetsov, Ukrainian-American tennis player
1987
Linus Omark, Swedish ice hockey player
1987
Donald Sanford, American-Israeli sprinter
1986
Vedran Ćorluka, Croatian footballer
1986
Sekope Kepu, Australian rugby player
1986
Billy Sharp, English footballer
1986
Reed Sorenson, American race car driver
1986
Carlos Villanueva, Chilean footballer
1985
Lloyd Johansson, Australian rugby player
1985
Laurence Maroney, American football player
1985
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
1984
Carlos Tevez, Argentinian footballer
1983
Anja Hammerseng-Edin, Norwegian handball player
1982
Laura del Rio, Spanish footballer
1982
Kevin Everett, American football player
1982
Tomáš Kopecký, Slovak ice hockey player
1982
Rodrigo Palacio, Argentinian footballer
1981
Mia Hansen-Løve, French director and screenwriter
1981
Loukas Vyntra, Czech-Greek footballer
1980
Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer, created LiveJournal
1980
Jo Swinson, English politician
1979
Nate Holzapfel, American entrepreneur and television personality
1978
Brian Russell, American football player
1978
Samuel Sánchez, Spanish cyclist
1977
Ben Ainslie, English sailor
1977
Adam Dykes, Australian rugby league player
1977
Adam Everett, American baseball player and coach
1976
John Aloisi, Australian footballer and manager
1976
Abishek Bachchan, Indian actor
1975
Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer and manager
1974
Michael Maguire, Australian rugby league player and coach
1973
Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1973
Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer-songwriter
1973
Luke Ricketson, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1972
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
1972
Brad Fittler, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1971
Michel Breistroff, French ice hockey player (d. 1996)
1971
Sara Evans, American country singer
1970
Jean-Marc Jaumin, Belgian basketball player and coach
1970
Darren Lehmann, Australian cricketer and coach
1969
Bobby Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1969
Michael Sheen, Welsh actor and director
1969
Derek Stephen Prince, American voice actor
1968
Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
1968
Marcus Grönholm, Finnish race car driver
1967
Chris Parnell, American actor and comedian
1966
José María Olazábal, Spanish golfer
1966
Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
1965
Tarik Benhabiles, Algerian-French tennis player and coach
1965
Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer and manager
1965
Keith Moseley, American bass player and songwriter
1965
Quique Sánchez Flores, Spanish footballer and manager
1964
Laura Linney, American actress
1964
Duff McKagan, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1963
Steven Shainberg, American film director and producer
1962
Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress, screenwriter, producer and director
1961
Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
1961
Tim Meadows, American actor and screenwriter
1960
Aris Christofellis, Greek soprano and musicologist
1960
Bonnie Crombie, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 6th Mayor of Mississauga
1959
Jennifer Granholm, Canadian-American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
1957
Jüri Tamm, Estonian hammer thrower and politician
1956
Vinnie Colaiuta, American drummer
1956
Héctor Rebaque, Mexican race car driver
1956
David Wiesner, American author and illustrator
1956
Mao Daichi, Japanese actress
1955
Mike Heath, American baseball player and manager
1954
Cliff Martinez, American drummer and songwriter
1954
Frank Walker, Australian journalist and author
1953
Freddie Aguilar, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
John Beilein, American basketball player and coach
1953
Gustavo Benítez, Paraguayan footballer and manager
1952
Daniel Balavoine, French singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1986)
1952
Vladimir Moskovkin, Ukrainian-Russian geographer, economist, and academic
1951
Nikolay Merkushkin, Mordovian engineer and politician, 1st Head of the Republic of Mordovia
1950
Jonathan Freeman, American actor and singer
1950
Rafael Puente, Mexican footballer
1949
Kurt Beck, German politician
1949
Yvon Vallières, Canadian educator and politician
1948
Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish footballer and manager
1948
Christopher Guest, American actor and director
1948
Barbara Hershey, American actress
1948
Errol Morris, American director and producer
1948
Tom Wilkinson, English actor
1947
Mary L. Cleave, American engineer and astronaut
1947
Clemente Mastella, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Justice
1947
Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
1946
Amnon Dankner, Israeli journalist and author (d. 2013)
1946
Charlotte Rampling, English actress
1945
Douglas Hogg, English lawyer and politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1944
J. R. Cobb, American guitarist and songwriter
1944
Henfil, Brazilian journalist, author, and illustrator (d. 1988)
1944
Al Kooper, American singer-songwriter and producer
1944
Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (d. 1971)
1943
Nolan Bushnell, American engineer and businessman, founded Atari, Inc.
1943
Michael Mann, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1943
Craig Morton, American football player and sportscaster
1943
Dušan Uhrin, Czech and Slovak footballer and manager
1942
Roger Staubach, American football player, sportscaster, and businessman
1941
Stephen J. Cannell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1941
Henson Cargill, American country music singer (d. 2007)
1941
David Selby, American actor and playwright
1941
Barrett Strong, American soul singer-songwriter and pianist
1941
Kaspar Villiger, Swiss engineer and politician, 85th President of the Swiss Confederation
1941
Cory Wells, American pop-rock singer (Three Dog Night) (d. 2015)
1940
H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (d. 2014)
1940
Luke Graham, American wrestler (d. 2006)
1939
Brian Luckhurst, English cricketer (d. 2005)
1938
Rafael Nieto Navia, Colombian lawyer, jurist, and diplomat
1937
Stuart Damon, American actor and singer
1937
Larry Hillman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1937
Gaston Roelants, Belgian runner
1937
Alar Toomre, Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician
1937
Wang Xuan, Chinese computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)
1936
K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Indian poet and academic
1935
Alex Harvey, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
1935
Johannes Geldenhuys, South African military commander (d. 2018)
1934
Hank Aaron, American baseball player
1934
Don Cherry, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
1933
Jörn Donner, Finnish director and screenwriter
1933
B.S. Johnson, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1973)
1932
Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1929
Hal Blaine, American session drummer
1929
Luc Ferrari, French pianist and composer (d. 2005)
1929
Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 2008)
1928
Tage Danielsson, Swedish author, actor, and director (d. 1985)
1928
Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (d. 2013)
1928
P. J. Vatikiotis, Israeli-American historian and political scientist (d. 1997)
1927
Robert Allen, American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
1927
Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch captain and pilot (d. 1977)
1926
Seiichi Miyake, Japanese inventor (d. 1982)
1924
Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (d. 2014)
1923
Claude King, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1923
James E. Bowman, American physician and academic (d. 2011)
1921
Ken Adam, German-born English production designer and art director (d. 2016)
1919
Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
1919
Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
1919
Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)
1917
Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress (d. 2012)
1915
Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
1914
William S. Burroughs, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1997)
1914
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, English physiologist, biophysicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1911
Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
1910
Charles Philippe Leblond, French-Canadian biologist and academic (d. 2007)
1910
Francisco Varallo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2010)
1909
Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1969)
1908
Marie Baron, Dutch swimmer and diver (d. 1948)
1908
Peg Entwistle, Welsh-American actress (d. 1932)
1908
Daisy and Violet Hilton, English conjoined twins (d. 1969)
1908
Eugen Weidmann, German criminal (d. 1939)
1907
Birgit Dalland, Norwegian politician (d. 2007)
1907
Pierre Pflimlin, French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2000)
1906
John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
1903
Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1975)
1900
Adlai Stevenson II, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1965)
1897
Dirk Stikker, Dutch businessman and politician, 3rd Secretary General of NATO (d. 1979)
1892
Elizabeth Ryan, American tennis player (d. 1979)
1891
Renato Petronio, Italian rower (d. 1976)
1889
Patsy Hendren, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1962)
1889
Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1962)
1889
Recep Peker, Turkish officer and politician (d. 1950)
1880
Gabriel Voisin, French pilot and engineer (d. 1973)
1878
André Citroën, French engineer and businessman, founded Citroën (d. 1935)
1876
Ernie McLea, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1931)
1870
Charles Edmund Brock, British painter and book illustrator (d. 1938)
1866
Domhnall Ua Buachalla, Irish politician, 3rd and last Governor-General of the Irish Free State (d. 1963)
1852
Terauchi Masatake, Japanese field marshal and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1919)
1848
Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author and critic (d. 1907)
1848
Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean lieutenant (d. 1882)
1847
Eduard Magnus Jakobson, Estonian missionary and engraver (d. 1903)
1840
John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, co-founded Dunlop Rubber (d. 1921)
1840
Hiram Maxim, American engineer, invented the Maxim gun (d. 1916)
1837
Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Church, Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers (d. 1899)
1827
Peter Lalor, Irish-Australian activist and politician (d. 1889)
1810
Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist and composer (d. 1880)
1808
Carl Spitzweg, German painter and poet (d. 1885)
1804
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet and hymn-writer (d. 1877)
1795
Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist (d. 1871)
1788
Robert Peel, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)
1748
Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer and conductor (d. 1798)
1725
James Otis, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)
1723
John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (d. 1794)
1703
Gilbert Tennent, Irish-American minister (d. 1764)
1650
Anne Jules de Noailles, French general (d. 1708)
1626
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
1608
Gaspar Schott, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1666)
1605
Bernard of Corleone, Italian saint (d. 1667)
1594
Biagio Marini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1663)
1589
Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet and educator (d. 1669)
1534
Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian soldier, composer, and critic (d. 1612)
1533
Andreas Dudith, Croatian-Hungarian nobleman and diplomat (d. 1589)
1525
Juraj Drašković, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1587)
1519
René of Châlon, prince of Orange (d. 1544)
1505
Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss statesman and historian (d. 1572)
1438
Philip II, duke of Savoy (d. 1497)
1321
John II, marquess of Montferrat (d. 1372)
976
Sanjō, emperor of Japan (d. 1017)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Ciriaco Cañete, Filipino martial artist (b. 1919)
2015
K. N. Choksy, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka (b. 1933)
2015
Marisa Del Frate, Italian actress and singer (b. 1931)
2015
Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
2015
Herman Rosenblat, Polish-American author (b. 1929)
2014
Robert A. Dahl, American political scientist and academic (b. 1915)
2013
Reinaldo Gargano, Uruguayan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Uruguay (b. 1934)
2013
Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer and conductor (b. 1924)
2013
Tom McGuigan, New Zealand soldier and politician, 23rd New Zealand Minister of Health (b. 1921)
2012
Sam Coppola, American actor (b. 1932)
2012
Al De Lory, American keyboard player, conductor, and producer (b. 1930)
2012
John Turner Sargent, Sr., American publisher (b. 1924)
2012
Jo Zwaan, Dutch sprinter (b. 1922)
2011
Brian Jacques, English author and radio host (b. 1939)
2011
Peggy Rea, American actress and casting director (b. 1921)
2010
Brendan Burke, Canadian ice hockey player and activist (b. 1988)
2010
Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, anti-apartheid leader, and diplomat, 13th South Africa Ambassador to United States (b. 1924)
2008
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)
2007
Leo T. McCarthy, New Zealand-American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1930)
2007
Alfred Worm, Austrian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1945)
2006
Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1927)
2005
Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Togolese general and politician, President of Togo (b. 1937)
2005
Michalina Wisłocka, Polish gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1921)
2004
John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
2000
Claude Autant-Lara, French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)
1999
Wassily Leontief, Russian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1998
Tim Kelly, American guitarist (b. 1963)
1997
Pamela Harriman, English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (b. 1920)
1997
René Huyghe, French historian and author (b. 1906)
1995
Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)
1993
Seán Flanagan, Irish footballer and politician, 7th Irish Minister for Health (b. 1922)
1993
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
1993
William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
1992
Miguel Rolando Covian, Argentinian-Brazilian physiologist and academic (b. 1913)
1991
Dean Jagger, American actor (b. 1903)
1989
Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
1987
William Collier, Jr., American actor and producer (b. 1902)
1983
Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, American chemist and academic (b. 1925)
1982
Neil Aggett, Kenyan-South African physician and union leader (b. 1953)
1981
Ella T. Grasso, American politician, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
1977
Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1894)
1976
Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1926)
1972
Marianne Moore, American poet, author, critic, and translator (b. 1887)
1971
Lew "Sneaky Pete" Robinson, drag racer (b. 1933)
1970
Rudy York, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1913)
1969
Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1902)
1967
Leon Leonwood Bean, American businessman, founded L.L.Bean (b. 1872)
1962
Jacques Ibert, French-Swiss composer (b. 1890)
1957
Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon and author (b. 1890)
1955
Victor Houteff, Bulgarian religious reformer and author (b. 1885)
1954
Hossein Sami'i, Iranian politician, diplomat, writer and poet (b. 1876)
1952
Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (b. 1877)
1948
Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (b. 1883)
1946
George Arliss, English actor and playwright (b. 1868)
1941
Banjo Paterson, Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1864)
1941
Otto Strandman, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1875)
1938
Hans Litten, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1903)
1937
Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1861)
1933
Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician (b. 1863)
1931
Athanasios Eftaxias, Greek politician, 118th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1849)
1927
Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (b. 1882)
1922
Christiaan de Wet, South African general and politician, State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1854)
1922
Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian engineer, invented the mechanical pencil (b. 1871)
1917
Jaber II Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1860)
1915
Ross Barnes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1850)
1892
Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (b. 1807)
1882
Adolfo Rivadeneyra, Spanish orientalist and diplomat (b. 1841)
1881
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, historian, and academic (b. 1795)
1818
Charles XIII, king of Sweden (b. 1748)
1807
Pasquale Paoli, Corsican commander and politician (b. 1725)
1790
William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)
1775
Eusebius Amort, German theologian and academic (b. 1692)
1766
Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
1754
Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch astronomer and cartographer (b. 1678)
1751
Henri François d'Aguesseau, French jurist and politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1668)
1705
Philipp Spener, German theologian and author (b. 1635)
1661
Shunzhi, Chinese emperor of the Qing Dynasty (b. 1638)
1578
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Italian painter (b. 1520)
1146
Zafadola, Arab emir of Zaragoza
1036
Alfred Aetheling, Anglo-Saxon prince
1015
Adelaide, German abbess and saint
994
William IV, duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
806
Kanmu, emperor of Japan (b. 736)
523
Avitus of Vienne, Gallo-Roman bishop