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On This Day in History:  February 7

February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 327 days remain until the end of the year (328 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Iowa Lottery prepared to take sports bets if lawmakers approve. On Wednesday the Iowa legislature began what will likely be a long conversation over legalizing sports gambling in Iowa.
2019
Chicago man wins $20M prize on first lottery scratch-off. A Chicago man just won $20,000 a week for 20 years thanks to a persistent co-worker and his first-ever $20 scratch ticket.
2018
Alabama Democrat Gov. candidate campaigns on starting lottery. Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Bell Cobb laid out a detailed plan for a state lottery Wednesday, saying the proposal would put Alabamians in a better position to get higher paying jobs.
2012
Florida Lottery education spending investigated. Florida Lottery education dollars that used to go mainly to K-12 education are now being spread into several different educational initiatives, raising the ire of local Superintendents, but pleasing those who feel that education spending should be more diverse.
2010
N.Y. Lottery's Yolanda Vega celebrates 20th anniversary with the state. Yolanda Vega, the most recognizable voice of the New York Lottery, celebrated her 20th anniversary with the state Friday and there are no signs her number is up.
2010
Columnist proposes lottery for new Vikings stadium. A Minnesota columnist explains the upside of a Vikings stadium lottery -- and the downside.
2009
Wyoming lottery bill clears first hurdle. A Wyoming House panel recommended Friday that the state House pass a bill creating a lottery.
2007
Publix workers win $1 million lottery jackpot. Two grocery store workers who won $1 million in the Georgia Lottery will take part in a check presentation ceremony this afternoon at the store where they purchased the tickets.
2007
90-year-old wins $1 million in Fla. Lottery's Monopoly game. The Florida Lottery announced Friday the $1 million top prize for the Million Dollar Monopoly scratch-off game was claimed by Myrna Fonda, 90, of Seffner.
2007
Spain nabs con artists in major lottery scam. Spanish authorities said yesterday they have arrested 43 people in Seville, Spain, for allegedly running a multi-million-euro lottery scam in different cities across Europe, including Athens.
2007
Tenn. legislator no longer pursuing national lottery. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said Tuesday that he has abandoned the idea of sponsoring a bill to create a national lottery, saying it had little support from his party leaders, and would take money from the hands of Tennesseans.
2007
Wyoming lottery bill killed once again. The Wyoming state House on Monday voted 31-27 to kill yet another attempt to legalize a lottery in the state.
2006
Maryland Lottery breaks weekly sales record. The Maryland Lottery broke several records last week, bringing in nearly $35 million in sales.
2006
Calif. lottery sales up 7 percent. Lottery sales are up 7 percent halfway through the fiscal year, the California Lottery reported over the weekend, representing an increase of $119 million.
2006
Arkansas lottery surfaces again. The Arkansas Supreme Court's order to boost funding for public schools could bring proposals for a state lottery front and center again.
2006
Iowa legislators explain controversial lottery issue. Larger-than-usual audiences met with Iowa legislators Saturday to hear what's going on at the Statehouse and to share their own concerns.
2006
Arkansas Man Wins $200,000 Powerball Prize. An Arkansas man was too excited to finish his meal when he learned he won $200,000 with a Powerball ticket purchased in Roland, Oklahoma.
2005
Memphis woman wins $1 million. An exhilarated Minnie Williams, 54, of Memphis, Tennessee, won $1 million Saturday evening at the culmination of the Tennessee Lottery's second "Millionaire Live!" drawing event.
2005
Thieves Attack, Steal Truck of Lottery Player. A suspect accused of carjacking a man outside a southeast Houston convenience store was arrested and placed behind bars Monday morning, but his accomplice remains on the run, police told an area news station.
2005
Crumpled lottery ticket left in drawer wins $5.6 million. Joanne and David Austin from West Hull collected a check for £3 million (US$5.6 million) nearly a month after becoming one of five ticket holders to share a £15 million (US$28 million) UK Lotto Superdraw on January 8th.
2004
Lottery Post Adds New Lottery Predictions Features. Lottery Post, a leading Internet Web site focused on the lottery industry, increased its offerings today with the addition of a section dedicated to future lottery predictions.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $121 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $121 million Saturday, as none of the tickets sold for Friday's $102 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.

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.$253.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2014
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2012
5.$224 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2019
6.$210 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2006
7.€139.02 Million
US$191.23 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2010
8.€130 Million
US$188.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2008
9.$187 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2020
10.€129 Million
US$175.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2010
11.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2018
12.€141 Million
US$159.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2019
13.$157 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2016
13.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2019
15.€128 Million
US$156.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
16.€130 Million
US$143.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2020
17.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
18.€100 Million
US$130.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2007
19.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2008
20.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2004
21.€96.15 Million
US$117.83 Million
Draw Date
Feb 8, 2018
22.€101.88 Million
US$115.59 Million
Draw Date
Feb 7, 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

1985
Thursday, Feb 7, 1985
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1982
Sunday, Feb 7, 1982
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1982
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1980
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1977
Monday, Feb 7, 1977
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1976
Saturday, Feb 7, 1976
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1976
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1972
Monday, Feb 7, 1972
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1972
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1970
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1968
Wednesday, Feb 7, 1968
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1967
Tuesday, Feb 7, 1967
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1967
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1966
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1964
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1964
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1963
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1961
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1961
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1961
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1959
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1956
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1955
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
North Korea launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 into outer space violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.
2014
Scientists announce that the Happisburgh footprints in Norfolk, England, date back to more than 800,000 years ago, making them the oldest known hominid footprints outside Africa.
2013
The U.S. state of Mississippi officially certifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was formally ratified by Mississippi in 1995.
2012
President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives resigns, after 23 days of anti-governmental protests calling for the release of Chief Judge unlawfully arrested by the military.
2009
Bushfires in Victoria leave 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.
1999
Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
1997
NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X.
1995
Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
1992
The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
1991
Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
1991
The Troubles: The Provisional IRA launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street in London, the headquarters of the British government.
1990
Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
1986
Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
1984
Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission: Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
1979
Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
1974
Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1962
The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
1951
Korean War: More than 700 suspected communist sympathizers are massacred by South Korean forces.
1944
World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.
1943
World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.
1940
The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
1904
A fire begins in Baltimore, Maryland; it destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
1900
Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
1900
A Chinese immigrant in San Francisco falls ill to bubonic plague in the first plague epidemic in the continental United States.
1898
Dreyfus affair: Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse…!.
1894
The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
1863
HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
1854
A law is approved to found the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Lectures started October 16, 1855.
1842
Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
1819
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
1813
In the action of 7 February 1813 near the Îles de Los, the frigates Aréthuse and Amelia batter each other, but neither can gain the upper hand.
1812
The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
1807
Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon finds Bennigsen's Russian forces taking a stand at Eylau. After bitter fighting, the French take the town, but the Russians resume the battle the next day.
1795
The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
1783
American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
1497
In Florence, Italy, supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn cosmetics, art, and books, in a "Bonfire of the vanities".
1301
Edward of Caernarvon (later king Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
987
Bardas Phokas the Younger and Bardas Skleros, Byzantine generals of the military elite, begin a wide-scale rebellion against Emperor Basil II.
457
Leo I the Thracian becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

Births On This Day

1997
Nicolò Barella, Italian footballer
1996
Pierre Gasly, French racing driver
1995
Roberto Osuna, Mexican baseball player
1994
Riley Barber, American ice hockey player
1993
Diego Laxalt, Uruguayan footballer
1993
Chris Mears, English diver and musician
1992
Sergi Roberto, Spanish footballer
1992
Ksenia Stolbova, Russian figure skater
1992
Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer and actress
1991
Ryan O'Reilly, Canadian ice hockey player
1990
Gianluca Lapadula, Italian footballer
1990
Dalilah Muhammad, American hurdler
1990
Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player
1989
Nick Calathes, Greek basketball player
1989
Elia Viviani, Italian cyclist
1989
Isaiah Thomas, American basketball player
1988
Albin Hodža, French footballer
1988
Ai Kago, Japanese singer and actress
1985
Tina Majorino, American actress
1984
Trey Hardee, American decathlete
1983
Sho Kamogawa, Japanese footballer
1983
Christian Klien, Austrian race car driver
1983
Federico Marchetti, Italian footballer
1982
Osamu Mukai, Japanese actor
1982
Mickaël Piétrus, French basketball player
1981
Darcy Dolce Neto, Brazilian footballer
1981
Lee Ok-sung, South Korean boxer
1979
Daniel Bierofka, German footballer and coach
1979
Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1978
David Aebischer, Swiss ice hockey player
1978
Endy Chávez, Venezuelan baseball player
1978
Ashton Kutcher, American model, actor, producer, and entrepreneur
1978
Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian football player
1977
Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, Japanese footballer
1976
Chito Miranda, Filipino singer-songwriter
1975
Wes Borland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Alexandre Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Rémi Gaillard, French comedian and actor
1974
J Dilla, American rapper and producer (d. 2006)
1974
Nujabes, Japanese record producer, DJ, composer and arranger (d. 2010)
1974
Danny Goffey, English singer-songwriter and drummer
1974
Steve Nash, South African-Canadian basketball player
1973
Juwan Howard, American basketball player and coach
1972
Robyn Lively, American actress
1971
Anita Tsoy, Russian singer-songwriter
1969
Andrew Micallef, Maltese painter and musician
1968
Peter Bondra, Ukrainian-Slovak ice hockey player and manager
1968
Sully Erna, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968
Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer and sportscaster
1966
Kristin Otto, German swimmer
1965
Chris Rock, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Ashok Banker, Indian journalist, author, and screenwriter
1963
Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, American Naval officer and astronaut
1962
Garth Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
David Bryan, American keyboard player and songwriter
1962
Eddie Izzard, English comedian, actor, and producer
1960
Robert Smigel, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1960
James Spader, American actor and producer
1959
Mick McCarthy, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1958
Giuseppe Baresi, Italian footballer and manager
1958
Terry Marsh, English boxer and politician
1958
Matt Ridley, English journalist, author, and politician
1957
Carney Lansford, American baseball player and coach
1956
John Nielsen, Danish racing driver
1956
Mark St. John, American guitarist (d. 2007)
1955
Rolf Benirschke, American football player and game show host
1955
Miguel Ferrer, American actor and director (d. 2017)
1954
Dieter Bohlen, German singer-songwriter and producer
1953
Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player and poet (d. 1998)
1950
Karen Joy Fowler, American author
1949
Jacques Duchesneau, Canadian police officer and politician
1949
Joe English, American drummer and songwriter
1948
Jimmy Greenspoon, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2015)
1946
Héctor Babenco, Argentinian-Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1946
Sammy Johns, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1946
Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (d. 2011)
1946
Gérard Jean-Juste, Haitian priest and activist (d. 2009)
1945
Gerald Davies, Welsh rugby player and journalist
1943
Eric Foner, American historian, author, and academic
1943
Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
1941
Kevin Crossley-Holland, English author and poet
1940
Tony Tan, Singaporean academic and politician, 7th President of Singapore
1937
Peter Jay, English economist, journalist, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States
1937
Juan Pizarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
1936
Jas Gawronski, Italian journalist and politician
1935
Herb Kohl, American businessman and politician
1935
Jörg Schneider, Swiss actor and author (d. 2015)
1934
Eddie Fenech Adami, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Malta
1934
King Curtis, American saxophonist and producer (d. 1971)
1934
Earl King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2003)
1933
K. N. Choksy, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Sri Lankan Minister of Finance (d. 2015)
1932
Gay Talese, American journalist and memoirist
1932
Alfred Worden, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1928
Lincoln D. Faurer, American general (d. 2014)
1927
Juliette Gréco, French singer and actress
1927
Vladimir Kuts, Ukrainian-Russian runner and coach (d. 1975)
1926
Konstantin Feoktistov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2009)
1926
Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (d. 1988)
1925
Hans Schmidt, Canadian wrestler (d. 2012)
1923
Dora Bryan, English actress and restaurateur (d. 2014)
1922
Hattie Jacques, English actress (d. 1980)
1921
Athol Rowan, South African cricketer (d. 1998)
1920
Oscar Brand, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and author (d. 2016)
1920
An Wang, Chinese-American engineer and businessman, founded Wang Laboratories (d. 1990)
1919
Jock Mahoney, American actor and stuntman (d. 1989)
1919
Desmond Doss, American army corporal and combat medic, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
1916
Frank Hyde, Australian rugby player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2007)
1915
Teoctist Arăpașu, Romanian patriarch (d. 2007)
1915
Eddie Bracken, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
1912
Russell Drysdale, English-Australian painter (d. 1981)
1909
Hélder Câmara, Brazilian archbishop (d. 1999)
1909
Amedeo Guillet, Italian soldier (d. 2010)
1908
Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
1908
Manmath Nath Gupta, Indian journalist and author (d. 2000)
1906
Puyi, Chinese emperor (d. 1967)
1906
Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov, Russian engineer, founded the Antonov Aircraft Company (d. 1984)
1905
Paul Nizan, French philosopher and author (d. 1940)
1905
Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
1904
Ernest E. Debs, American politician, California State Assembly member, Los Angeles city councilman, and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (d. 2002)
1901
Arnold Nordmeyer, New Zealand minister and politician, 30th New Zealand Minister of Finance (d. 1989)
1898
Dock Boggs, American folk singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1971)
1895
Anita Stewart, American actress (d. 1961)
1893
Joseph Algernon Pearce, Canadian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1988)
1893
Nicanor Abelardo, Filipino pianist, composer and teacher (d. 1934)
1889
Harry Nyquist, Swedish-American engineer and theorist (d. 1976)
1887
Eubie Blake, American pianist and composer (d. 1983)
1885
Sinclair Lewis, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
1885
Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (d. 1953)
1878
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (d. 1936)
1877
G. H. Hardy, English mathematician and geneticist (d. 1947)
1873
Thomas Andrews, Irish shipbuilder and businessman, designed the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
1871
Wilhelm Stenhammar, Swedish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1927)
1870
Alfred Adler, Austrian-Scottish psychologist and therapist (d. 1937)
1867
Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
1864
Arthur Collins, American baritone singer (d. 1933)
1837
James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (d. 1915)
1834
Alfred-Philibert Aldrophe, French architect (d. 1895)
1825
Karl Möbius, German zoologist and ecologist (d. 1908)
1812
Charles Dickens, English novelist and critic (d. 1870)
1804
John Deere, American blacksmith and businessman, founded Deere & Company (d. 1886)
1802
Louisa Jane Hall, American poet, essayist, and literary critic (d. 1892)
1796
Thomas Gregson, English-Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1874)
1768
Antoine-Athanase Royer-Collard, French physician (d. 1825)
1758
Benedikt Schack, Czech tenor and composer (d. 1826)
1741
Henry Fuseli, Swiss-English painter and academic (d. 1825)
1726
Margaret Fownes-Luttrell, English painter (d. 1766)
1722
Azar Bigdeli, Iranian anthologist and poet (d. 1781)
1693
Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
1622
Vittoria della Rovere, Italian noble (d. 1694)
1612
Thomas Killigrew, English playwright and manager (d. 1683)
1500
João de Castro, viceroy of Portuguese India (d. 1548)
1487
Queen Dangyeong, Korean royal consort (d. 1557)
1478
Thomas More, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (d. 1535)
1102
Empress Matilda, Holy Roman Empress and claimant to the English throne (probable; d. 1167)
574
Prince Shōtoku of Japan (d. 622)

Deaths On This Day

2019
John Dingell, American politician (b. 1926)
2019
Albert Finney, English actor (b. 1936)
2019
Jan Olszewski, Polish politician, 3rd Prime Minister (b. 1930)
2019
Frank Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1935)
2017
Richard Hatch, American actor (b. 1945)
2017
Hans Rosling, Swedish academic (b. 1948)
2017
Tzvetan Todorov, Bulgarian philosopher (b. 1939)
2015
Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (b. 1931)
2015
Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (b. 1934)
2015
Dean Smith, American basketball player and coach (b. 1931)
2015
John C. Whitehead, American banker and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of State (b. 1922)
2014
Doug Mohns, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1933)
2013
Krsto Papić, Croatian director and screenwriter (b. 1933)
2012
Harry Keough, American soccer player and coach (b. 1927)
2010
Franco Ballerini, Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1964)
2009
Blossom Dearie, American singer and pianist (b. 1924)
2006
Princess Durru Shehvar of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1914)
2005
Atli Dam, Faroese engineer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1932)
2003
Augusto Monterroso, Guatemalan author (b. 1921)
2001
Dale Evans, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1912)
2001
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and pilot (b. 1906)
2000
Doug Henning, Canadian magician and politician (b. 1947)
1999
King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
1999
Bobby Troup, American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1918)
1996
Phillip Davidson, American general (b. 1915)
1994
Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer and conductor (b. 1913)
1991
Amos Yarkoni, Israeli colonel (b. 1920)
1990
Alan Perlis, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1922)
1990
Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino general (b. 1905)
1986
Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist (b. 1923)
1979
Josef Mengele, German SS officer and physician (b. 1911)
1972
Walter Lang, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1968
Nick Adams, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1931)
1964
Sofoklis Venizelos, Greek captain and politician, 133rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1894)
1963
Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist and manager (b. 1902)
1960
Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1903)
1959
Nap Lajoie, American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)
1959
Daniel François Malan, South African minister and politician, 5th Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1874)
1959
Guitar Slim, American singer and guitarist (b. 1926)
1944
Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1874)
1942
Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator and stage designer (b. 1876)
1939
Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1886)
1938
Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (b. 1868)
1937
Elihu Root, American lawyer and politician, 38th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
1921
John J. Gardner, American politician (b. 1845)
1920
Alexander Kolchak, Russian admiral and explorer (b. 1874)
1920
Charles Langelier, Canadian journalist, judge, and politician (b. 1850)
1919
William Halford, English-American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
1897
Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and engineer (b. 1847)
1891
Marie Louise Andrews, American story writer and journalist (b. 1849)
1878
Pope Pius IX (b. 1792)
1873
Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish author (b. 1814)
1871
Henry E. Steinway, German-American businessman, founded Steinway & Sons (b. 1797)
1864
Vuk Karadžić, Serbian philologist and linguist (b. 1787)
1862
Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo, Spanish playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1787)
1837
Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (b. 1778)
1823
Ann Radcliffe, English author (b. 1764)
1819
August Wilhelm Hupel, German-Estonian linguist and author (b. 1737)
1801
Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish-German painter and academic (b. 1726)
1799
Qianlong Emperor of China (b. 1711)
1779
William Boyce, English organist and composer (b. 1711)
1736
Stephen Gray, English astronomer and physicist (b. 1666)
1693
Paul Pellisson, French lawyer and author (b. 1624)
1642
William Bedell, English bishop and academic (b. 1571)
1626
William V, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1548)
1603
Bartholomäus Sastrow, German politician (b. 1520)
1560
Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Florentine sculptor (b. 1493)
1520
Alfonsina de' Medici, Regent of Florence (b. 1472)
1333
Nikko, Japanese priest, founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism (b. 1246)
1320
Jan Muskata, Bishop of Kraków (b. 1250)
1317
Robert, Count of Clermont (b. 1256)
1259
Thomas, Count of Flanders
1165
Marshal Stephen of Armenia
1127
Ava, German poet (b. 1060)
1065
Siegfried I, Count of Sponheim (b. c. 1010)
1045
Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (b. 1009)
999
Boleslaus II the Pious, Duke of Bohemia (b. 932)
812
Li Ning, Chinese prince (b. 793)
590
Pope Pelagius II (b. 520)
318
Jin Mindi, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 300)
199
Lü Bu, Chinese warlord