On This Day in History

March 15

March 15 is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 291 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2023
Maryland man wins fourth major lottery prize above $50,000. There's a Maryland man whose luck refuses to run out after he bagged his fourth major lottery prize above $50,000 last week.
2022
Camelot set to lose license as operator for UK National Lottery. Today the United Kingdom's Gambling Commission announced their intentions to drop Camelot as the operator of the National Lottery, to be replaced by Czech company Allwyn Entertainment.
2021
New lottery bill proposed in Alabama after gambling bill is rejected. Immediately after a gambling bill was shot down this week in the Alabama Senate, another Senator proposed a new bill that focuses solely on creating a state lottery.
2021
South Carolina store owner who sold $1.5 billion Mega Millions ticket is arrested. The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) announced on Saturday that the store owner who sold the winning ticket for the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in 2018 has been arrested and charged with five counts of tax evasion.
2020
Man exploits Arizona Lottery vending machine flaw, gets $55K worth of free tickets. A man is accused of exploiting a flaw in the Arizona Lottery vending machines to get over $55,000 worth of lottery tickets.
2018
Multi-state lottery games offer combined $800 million jackpot. Lottery fever is spreading across the USA with two huge jackpots adding up to $800 million.
2017
Michigan Lottery apologizes for costly game gaffe. A technical error during Monday night's Michigan Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings told players it was a special bonus drawing, which meant even more prize money for those with the winning numbers.
2017
Keno lottery games coming to North Carolina this fall. North Carolina's state-run lottery is expanding its gambling options with a new game starting this fall that could attract younger players and satisfy the thirst of legislators seeking more money for education initiatives.
2016
Offshore gambling site laundered $2 million in Amazon gift cards, Feds say. The operators of an offshore gambling website that accepts online lottery wagers used Amazon gift cards to launder nearly $2 million over the past few years, a Department of Homeland Security investigator alleged in a recent application for a seizure warrant filed in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
2016
Pennsylvania lottery wins to be taxed, if legislation passes. Winning the Pennsylvania Lottery may be a little less lucrative in a proposal that would allow the state to take a share of the jackpot through income tax.
2016
Ontario woman claims record $64M Canadian lottery jackpot. A Mississauga, Ontario, woman has won what is being called the largest jackpot ever in the history of Canadian lottery.
2016
US man pleads guilty to participating in Jamaica-based lottery scam. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a South Florida man has pleaded guilty for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing fraud scheme.
2014
$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars. For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.
2013
$1 Million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle ticket found just in time. The Illinois Lottery announced today that a previously unclaimed $1 million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket, sold last year in Wood Dale, has been claimed just three days prior to its expiration.
2013
Pa. Gov. expected to resubmit lottery deal. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett plans to ask Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office to reverse its rejection of a contract with a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery, a top lawmaker said Tuesday.
2013
Jamaica making new efforts to curb lottery scams. Jamaican officials said Thursday that they are hopeful new legislation will finally result in a stream of convictions and lengthy sentences for fraudsters behind a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that has swindled mostly elderly Americans out of their retirement savings for years.
2012
Mega Millions winner forced to split jackpot with co-workers. For one New Jersey lottery winner looking to keep a Mega Millions jackpot all to himself, luck ran out today.
2010
N.J. deli waits for its $212M Powerball winner to surface. Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket last week at Gene's II Deli in Morris Township, New Jersey, could be a very rich person, but the winner of Saturday's $211.7 million jackpot has yet to come forward.
2010
States go all in, expand gaming to plug the budget. Faced with a drop in gambling revenue, states are adding games, considering new casinos and increasing lottery options -- anything to keep their cut of the profits rolling in.
2010
Man retrieves $250K lottery ticket from trash. A Maryland man threw away a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket before realizing his mistake and finding it after a 90-minute search.
2007
Ownership of $1M winning lottery ticket in question. The $1 million winning ticket from Saturday night's draw was presented to Idaho Lottery officials for payment Tuesday, but the prize has not been paid out yet.
2007
Indicted suspect to appear on Ohio Lottery TV show. A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam is scheduled to appear on the Ohio Lottery's television game show, officials said.
2007
Cops bust 2 men who stole 3,000 lottery tickets. Two men who allegedly made off with 3,000 lottery tickets from a Chinatown, California, liquor store are in custody, along with a woman accused of trying to cash some of the tickets, thanks to a school principal who recognized two of the suspects as the parents of one of his students, police reported.
2007
Jamaica police make progress into multimillion dollar lottery scam. The Montego Bay police continue to make inroads into the multimillion dollar lottery scam which saw several arrests being made in recent times.
2007
Atlantic Lottery retailers win 10 times more often than customers. Canadian store owners are collecting major lottery wins ten times as often as they should, according to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $56 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $56 million for Friday's drawing.
2006
First proposed N.C. lottery ad beats to different drummer. The first television commercial for the North Carolina Education Lottery apparently will be looking literally to drum up support.
2004
Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $89 Million Sold in Indiana. The people that say lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice haven't spent much time in Indiana. For the fourth time in the last five months, someone from Indiana has won the Powerball jackpot.
2004
In Pennsyvania, lottery tickets a big seller. In the year after Pennsylvania joined the multi-state lotto game in June 2002, total lottery sales jumped from $1.93 billion to $2.13 billion.
2004
One ticket wins $20 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $20 million, lottery officials said Sunday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$495 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2019
2.$456.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2018
3.$414 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2014
4.$345 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2018
5.$276.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2008
6.$254 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2023
7.$216 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2013
8.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2012
9.€171.57 Million
US$188.25 Million
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2022
10.$185.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2021
11.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2007
12.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2011
13.€105 Million
US$148.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2011
14.€122.15 Million
US$145.52 Million
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2021
15.€113.51 Million
US$140 Million
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2018
16.€120.68 Million
US$136.71 Million
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2019
17.$134.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2022
18.$131 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2017
19.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2020
20.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2017
21.€89 Million
US$98.42 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2022
22.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2021
23.€82 Million
US$92.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2019
24.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2020
25.€71 Million
US$84.58 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2021

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Sunday, Mar 15, 1987
36 years old
1987
Sunday, Mar 15, 1987
36 years old
1984
Thursday, Mar 15, 1984
39 years old
1980
Saturday, Mar 15, 1980
43 years old
1978
Wednesday, Mar 15, 1978
45 years old
1964
Sunday, Mar 15, 1964
59 years old
1964
Sunday, Mar 15, 1964
59 years old
1963
Friday, Mar 15, 1963
60 years old
1958
Saturday, Mar 15, 1958
65 years old
1957
Friday, Mar 15, 1957
66 years old
1957
Friday, Mar 15, 1957
66 years old
1955
Tuesday, Mar 15, 1955
68 years old
1954
Monday, Mar 15, 1954
69 years old
1949
Tuesday, Mar 15, 1949
74 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2022
The 2022 Sri Lankan protests begins amidst Sri Lanka's economic collapse.
2019
Fifty-one people are killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings.
2019
Beginning of the 2019-20 Hong Kong protests.
2019
Approximately 1.4 million young people in 123 countries go on strike to protest climate change.
2011
Beginning of the Syrian Civil War.
2008
Stockpiles of obsolete ammunition explode at an ex-military ammunition depot in the village of Gërdec, Albania, killing 26 people.
1991
Cold War: The Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany comes into effect, granting full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany.
1990
Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
1986
Collapse of Hotel New World: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses.
1978
Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethio-Somali War.
1974
Fifteen people are killed when Sterling Airways Flight 901, a Sud Aviation Caravelle, catches fire following a landing gear collapse at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran.
1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
1961
At the 1961 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference, South Africa announces that it will withdraw from the Commonwealth when the South African Constitution of 1961 comes into effect.
1951
Iranian oil industry is nationalized.
1943
World War II: Third Battle of Kharkiv: The Germans retake the city of Kharkiv from the Soviet armies.
1939
Germany occupies Czechoslovakia.
1939
Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
1927
The first Women's Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.
1922
After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
1921
Talaat Pasha, former Grand Vizir of the Ottoman Empire and chief architect of the Armenian genocide is assassinated in Berlin by a 23-year-old Armenian, Soghomon Tehlirian.
1919
Ukrainian War of Independence: The Kontrrazvedka is established as the counterintelligence division of the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine.
1918
Finnish Civil War: The battle of Tampere begins.
1917
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne, ending the 304-year Romanov dynasty.
1907
The first parliamentary elections of Finland (at the time the Grand Duchy of Finland) are held.
1888
Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
1877
First ever official cricket test match is played: Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.
1875
Archbishop of New York John McCloskey is named the first cardinal in the United States.
1874
France and Vietnam sign the Second Treaty of Saigon, further recognizing the full sovereignty of France over Cochinchina.
1848
A revolution breaks out in Hungary, and the Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the reform party.
1823
Sailor Benjamin Morrell erroneously reported the existence of the island of New South Greenland near Antarctica.
1820
Maine is admitted as the twenty-third U.S. state.
1783
In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful, and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
1672
King Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence, granting limited religious freedom to all Christians.
1564
Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes the jizya tax on non-Muslim subjects.
1311
Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V, Count of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
933
After a ten-year truce, German King Henry the Fowler defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
897
Al-Hadi ila'l-Haqq Yahya enters Sa'dah and founds the Zaydi Imamate of Yemen.
856
Michael III, emperor of the Byzantine Empire, overthrows the regency of his mother, empress Theodora (wife of Theophilos) with support of the Byzantine nobility.
493
Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, is slain by Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, while the two kings were feasting together.
44 BC
The assassination of Julius Caesar takes place.
474 BC
Roman consul Aulus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the war against Veii and securing a forty years truce.

Births On This Day

2000
Kristian Kostov, Russian-Bulgarian singer-songwriter
1996
Maxwell Jacob Friedman, American professional wrestler
1996
Seonaid McIntosh, Scottish sports shooter
1993
Alia Bhatt, British actress
1993
Aleksandra Krunić, Serbian tennis player
1993
Paul Pogba, French footballer
1991
Kurt Baptiste, Australian rugby league player
1991
Xavier Henry, American basketball player
1989
Sam Baldock, English footballer
1989
Sandro, Brazilian international footballer
1989
Gil Roberts, American sprinter
1989
Adrien Silva, Portuguese footballer
1988
Lil Dicky, American rapper, comedian, and actor
1988
Éver Guzmán, Mexican footballer
1988
James Reimer, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Jai Courtney, Australian actor
1984
Badradine Belloumou, French-Algerian footballer
1984
Olivier Jean, Canadian speed skater
1984
Kostas Vasileiadis, Greek basketball player
1983
Umut Bulut, Turkish footballer
1983
Ben Hilfenhaus, Australian cricketer
1983
Kostas Kaimakoglou, Greek basketball player
1983
Golda Marcus, Salvadoran swimmer
1983
Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
1982
Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, Kenyan runner
1981
Young Buck, American rapper
1981
Mikael Forssell, German-Finnish footballer
1981
Jens Salumäe, Estonian skier
1980
Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
1979
Kyle Mills, New Zealand cricketer
1979
Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player
1977
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, AC, Indian military officer
1976
Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
1975
Eva Longoria, American actress
1975
Darcy Tucker, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
will.i.am, American rapper, producer, and actor
1974
Robert Fick, American baseball player
1972
Mark Hoppus, American musician
1972
Holger Stromberg, German chef
1972
Mike Tomlin, American football player and coach
1971
Joanne Wise, English long jumper
1970
Derek Parra, American speed skater
1969
Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
1969
Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
1968
Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
1968
Mark McGrath, American singer-songwriter
1968
Sabrina Salerno, Italian singer-songwriter
1965
Sunetra Gupta, Indian epidemiologist, author, and academic
1964
Rockwell, American singer-songwriter and musician
1963
Bret Michaels, American musician
1961
Terry Cummings, American basketball player
1960
Mike Pagliarulo, American baseball player
1959
Harold Baines, American baseball player
1959
Renny Harlin, Finnish director and producer
1959
Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and author
1959
Eliot Teltscher, American tennis player
1955
Mohsin Khan, Pakistani cricketer
1955
Dee Snider, American singer-songwriter
1954
Isobel Buchanan, Scottish soprano and actress
1954
Henry Marsh, American runner and businessman
1954
Craig Wasson, American actor
1951
David Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool, English politician
1948
Kate Bornstein, American author and activist
1948
Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
1947
Ry Cooder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
1946
John Dempsey, English born Irish international footballer and manager
1944
Chi Cheng, Taiwanese runner
1944
Jacques Doillon, French director and screenwriter
1944
Francis Mankiewicz, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1943
David Cronenberg, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1943
Lynda La Plante, English actress, screenwriter, and author
1943
Michael Scott-Joynt, English bishop (d. 2014)
1943
The Iron Sheik, Iranian-American wrestler and actor
1943
Sly Stone, American musician and record producer
1941
Mike Love, American singer-songwriter and musician
1941
Carolyn Hansson, Canadian materials engineer
1940
Frank Dobson, English politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 2019)
1940
Phil Lesh, American bassist
1939
Ted Kaufman, American politician
1939
Robert Nye, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 2016)
1939
Julie Tullis, English mountaineer (d. 1986)
1937
Valentin Rasputin, Russian environmentalist and author (d. 2015)
1936
Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
1935
Judd Hirsch, American actor
1935
Jimmy Swaggart, American pastor and television host
1934
Kanshi Ram, Indian politician (d. 2006)
1933
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer and judge (d. 2020)
1933
Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1932
Alan Bean, American astronaut and pilot (d. 2018)
1932
Arif Mardin, Turkish-American record producer (d. 2006)
1930
Zhores Alferov, Belarusian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)
1928
Bob Wilber, American clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 2019)
1927
Christian Marquand, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1927
Carl Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
1926
Ben Johnston, American composer and academic (d. 2019)
1926
Norm Van Brocklin, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
1921
Madelyn Pugh, American television writer and producer (d. 2011)
1920
E. Donnall Thomas, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1919
Lawrence Tierney, American actor (d. 2002)
1918
Richard Ellmann, American author and critic (d. 1987)
1918
Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)
1916
Frank Coghlan, Jr., American actor and pilot (d. 2009)
1916
Fadil Hoxha, Kosovar commander and politician, President of Kosovo (d. 2001)
1916
Harry James, American trumpet player, bandleader, and actor (d. 1983)
1913
Macdonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
1913
Jack Fairman, English race car driver (d. 2002)
1912
Lightnin' Hopkins, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
1912
Louis Paul Boon, Flemish journalist and author (d. 1979)
1907
Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
1905
Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German lawyer and judge (d. 1944)
1904
George Brent, Irish-American actor (d. 1979)
1904
J. Pat O'Malley, English-American actor (d. 1985)
1900
Gilberto Freyre, Brazilian sociologist, anthropologist, historian and writer (d. 1987)
1897
Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
1886
Gerda Wegener, Danish artist (d. 1940)
1879
Benjamin R. Jacobs, American biochemist (d. 1963)
1878
Reza Shah, Iranian Shah (d. 1944)
1874
Harold L. Ickes, American journalist and politician, United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1952)
1869
Stanisław Wojciechowski, Polish scholar and politician, President of the Republic of Poland (d. 1953)
1868
Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
1866
Matthew Charlton, Australian miner and politician (d. 1948)
1858
Liberty Hyde Bailey, American botanist and academic, co-founded the American Society for Horticultural Science (d. 1954)
1857
Christian Michelsen, Norwegian businessman and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1925)
1854
Emil von Behring, German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
1852
Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish landowner, playwright, and translator (d. 1932)
1851
John Sebastian Little, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1916)
1851
William Mitchell Ramsay, Scottish archaeologist and scholar (d. 1939)
1838
Karl Davydov, Russian cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1889)
1835
Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1916)
1831
Saint Daniele Comboni, Italian missionary and saint (d. 1881)
1830
Paul Heyse, German author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
1830
Élisée Reclus, French geographer and anarchist (d. 1905)
1824
Jules Chevalier, French priest, founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (d. 1907)
1821
Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian physicist and chemist (d. 1895)
1821
William Milligan, Scottish theologian and author (d. 1892)
1813
John Snow, English physician and epidemiologist (d. 1858)
1809
Joseph Jenkins Roberts, American-Liberian historian and politician, 1st President of Liberia (d. 1876)
1791
Charles Knight, English author and publisher (d. 1873)
1790
Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician and academic (d. 1861)
1779
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
1767
Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
1754
Archibald Menzies, Scottish surgeon and botanist (d. 1842)
1666
George Bähr, German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (d. 1738)
1638
Shunzhi Emperor of China (d. 1661)
1591
Alexandre de Rhodes, French missionary (d. 1660)
1582
Daniel Featley, English theologian and controversialist (d. 1645)
1516
Alqas Mirza, Safavid prince (d. 1550)
1493
Anne de Montmorency, French captain and diplomat (d. 1567)

Deaths On This Day

2022
Barbara Maier Gustern, American vocal coach and singer (b. 1935)
2020
Vittorio Gregotti, Italian architect (b. 1927)
2019
Larry DiTillio, American film and TV series writer (b. 1948)
2016
Sylvia Anderson, English voice actress and television and film producer (b. 1927)
2016
Asa Briggs, English historian and academic (b. 1921)
2016
Seru Rabeni, Fijian rugby player (b. 1978)
2015
Collins Chabane, South African politician (b. 1960)
2015
Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor and educator (b. 1928)
2015
Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (b. 1928)
2015
Curtis Gans, American political scientist and author (b. 1937)
2015
Mike Porcaro, American bass player (b. 1955)
2014
Scott Asheton, American drummer (b. 1949)
2014
David Brenner, American comedian, actor, and author (b. 1936)
2014
Bo Callaway, American soldier and politician, United States Secretary of the Army (b. 1927)
2014
Clarissa Dickson Wright, English chef, author, and television personality (b. 1947)
2013
Booth Gardner, American businessman and politician, Governor of Washington (b. 1936)
2013
Terry Lightfoot, English clarinet player (b. 1935)
2013
Leverne McDonnell, Australian actress (b. 1963)
2013
Peter Worsley, English sociologist (b. 1924)
2012
Mervyn Davies, Welsh rugby player (b. 1946)
2012
Dave Philley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
2011
Nate Dogg, American rapper (b. 1969)
2011
Smiley Culture, English singer and DJ (b. 1963)
2010
Kazim al-Samawi, Iraqi poet (b. 1925)
2009
Ron Silver, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1946)
2008
Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1954)
2008
G. David Low, American astronaut and engineer (b. 1956)
2008
Sarla Thakral, First Indian woman to earn a pilot's license. (b. 1914)
2007
Charles Harrelson, American murderer (b. 1938)
2007
Stuart Rosenberg, American director and producer (b. 1927)
2006
Georgios Rallis, Greek lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
2006
Red Storey, Canadian football player and referee (b. 1918)
2005
Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player (b. 1923)
2004
Philippe Lemaire, French actor (b. 1927)
2004
Bill Pickering, New Zealand-American scientist and engineer (b. 1910)
2004
John Pople, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
2003
Thora Hird, English actress (b. 1911)
2003
Paul Stojanovich, American television producer, created World's Wildest Police Videos (b. 1955)
2001
Ann Sothern, American actress and singer (b. 1909)
1998
Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (b. 1903)
1997
Gail Davis, American actress (b. 1925)
1997
Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter (b. 1906)
1991
Bud Freeman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1906)
1990
Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-English journalist (b. 1958)
1990
Tom Harmon, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
1988
Dmitri Polyakov, Ukrainian general and spy (b. 1921)
1983
Rebecca West, English author and critic (b. 1892)
1981
René Clair, French director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
1977
Hubert Aquin, Canadian author and activist (b. 1929)
1977
Antonino Rocca, Italian-American wrestler and referee (b. 1921)
1975
Aristotle Onassis, Greek-Argentinian businessman (b. 1906)
1970
Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1897)
1969
Miles Malleson, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1888)
1966
Abe Saperstein, American basketball player and coach (b. 1902)
1962
Arthur Compton, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
1959
Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1909)
1948
Imanuel Lauster, German engineer (b. 1873)
1942
Rachel Field, American author and poet (b. 1894)
1941
Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian-German painter (b. 1864)
1937
H. P. Lovecraft, American short story writer, editor, and novelist (b. 1890)
1927
Hector Rason, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1858)
1921
Talaat Pasha, Ottoman politician, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1874)
1898
Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (b. 1813)
1897
James Joseph Sylvester, English mathematician and academic (b. 1814)
1891
Joseph Bazalgette, English engineer and academic (b. 1819)
1848
Johan Jakob Nervander, Finnish poet, physicist and meteorologist (b. 1805)
1842
Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1760)
1820
Clement Mary Hofbauer, Austrian priest and saint (b. 1751)
1711
Eusebio Kino, Italian priest and missionary (b. 1645)
1673
Salvator Rosa, Italian painter and poet (b. 1615)
1575
Annibale Padovano, Italian organist and composer (b. 1527)
1536
Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Ottoman politician, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1493)
1311
Walter V, Count of Brienne
1190
Isabella of Hainault, queen of Philip II of France (b. 1170)
1124
Ernulf, Bishop of Rochester
990
Siegfried I (the Older), German nobleman
963
Romanos II, Byzantine emperor
493
Odoacer, first king of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire (b. 433)
220
Cao Cao, Chinese general, warlord and statesman
44 BC
Julius Caesar, Roman general and statesman (b. 100 BC)