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On This Day in History:  March 19

March 19 is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 287 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Daughter saves Massachusetts man from being victimized in sweepstakes scam. A dream of a lifetime seemed to have come true last week for an elderly Massachusetts man when he received a call from someone who claimed to represent Publisher's Clearing House.
2018
Infamous lottery scammer says US computerized lottery drawings remain fatally flawed. As the head of IT at the Multi-State Lottery Association, Eddie Tipton identified flaws in the computerized lottery drawing computers, and even though the state lotteries say those flaws are now fixed, Tipton claims they are still dangerously flawed and susceptible to fraud.
2016
Connecticut lottery bills fail. Connecticut Lottery players won't get to enjoy buying tickets online or without expiration dates anytime soon.
2014
2 winning Mega Millions tickets sold in Florida, Maryland to split $414M jackpot. Winning tickets in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing with a jackpot of $414 million, the third largest in its history, were sold in Florida and Maryland, state lottery officials said.
2013
That was fast: No more 'Kwikies' for Maine Lottery. The Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations announced in a Monday press release that it no longer plans to brand the state's scratch tickets as Kwikies.
2013
Illinois Lottery seeks to collect $20 million from operator Northstar Lottery Group. The Illinois Lottery said Monday it is entitled to a $20 million payout from Lottery private manager Northstar Lottery Group because the group fell short of the total Illinois Lottery income Northstar said would be generated in fiscal year 2012.
2012
Almost-millionaire on a 15-year political pilgrimage. For Clarence Jackson, life over the past 15 years has been a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows that began with a once-in-a-lifetime ticket that would have made him a multimillionaire.
2011
$244 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery frenzy ramps up. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game once again enters the spotlight, as lottery players across the United States will vie for a Mega-jackpot Tuesday that promises to radically change one lucky winner's life.
2008
Tenn. Lottery audit: players spent $2 million on worthless tickets. The Tennessee Lottery made a series of missteps and oversights after a software glitch began generating faulty winning numbers last year, and players bought about $2 million worth of unwinnable tickets before the error was found, according to a state audit.
2008
Appeals Court rules in favor of N.C. Lottery. The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court's dismissal of a suit that challenged the way North Carolina's lottery was established.
2007
Kentucky Lottery's raffle game results drawn. The Kentucky Lottery selected the winning numbers Monday for its special "Million Dollar Draw" raffle-style game.
2004
Interim Minnesota lottery director cites progress. After about a month on the job, Michael Vekich says he's making progress in reforming the way the Minnesota State Lottery operates.
2004
Lottery winner wasn't sure he wanted $11 million. A German lottery winner who scooped a jackpot of more than £6 million (US$11 million) didn't claim it for ten weeks as he wasn't sure he wanted the money.
2004
N.D. Lottery mistake leads callers to sex line. A toll free number posted on North Dakota lottery ticket terminals at nearly 400 sites statewide refers callers to a sex talk line.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$562.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2019
2.$377 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2018
3.$260 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2013
4.$244 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2011
5.$241 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2012
6.€133 Million
US$187.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2011
7.$156.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2017
8.€116.07 Million
US$142.57 Million
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2018
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2020
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2017
11.€121.9 Million
US$138.37 Million
Draw Date
Mar 19, 2019
12.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2006
13.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2020
14.€76.77 Million
US$85.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2016
15.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 19, 2011
16.€76 Million
US$83.79 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2020
17.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2008
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 19, 2014
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 19, 2016
20.€64 Million
US$77.11 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2006
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2009
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2012
23.$68 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2006
24.€59.37 Million
US$66.9 Million
Draw Date
Mar 19, 2016
25.$63.8 Million
Draw Date
Mar 19, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Wednesday, Mar 19, 1986
34 years old
1980
Wednesday, Mar 19, 1980
40 years old
1976
Friday, Mar 19, 1976
44 years old
1976
Friday, Mar 19, 1976
44 years old
1972
Sunday, Mar 19, 1972
48 years old
1972
Sunday, Mar 19, 1972
48 years old
1972
Sunday, Mar 19, 1972
48 years old
1968
Tuesday, Mar 19, 1968
52 years old
1965
Friday, Mar 19, 1965
55 years old
1958
Wednesday, Mar 19, 1958
62 years old
1951
Monday, Mar 19, 1951
69 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The last male northern white rhinoceros, Sudan, dies, ensuring a chance of extinction for the species.
2016
Flydubai Flight 981 crashes while attempting to land at Rostov-on-Don international airport, killing all 62 on board.
2016
An explosion occurs in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, killing five people and injuring 36.
2013
A series of bombings and shootings kills at least 98 people and injures 240 others across Iraq.
2011
Libyan Civil War: After the failure of Muammar Gaddafi's forces to take Benghazi, French Air Force launches Opération Harmattan, beginning foreign military intervention in Libya.
2008
GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
2004
Catalina affair: A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea is finally recovered after years of work.
2004
March 19 Shooting Incident: the Republic of China(Taiwan) president Chen Shui-bian was shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.
2002
Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
1990
The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureș begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire.
1989
The Egyptian flag is raised at Taba marking the end of Israeli occupation since the Six Days War in 1967 and the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty in 1979.
1987
Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.
1982
Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
1979
The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.
1969
The 385 metres (1,263 ft) tall TV-mast at Emley Moor transmitting station, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
1966
Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final four with an all-black starting lineup.
1965
The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.
1964
Over 500,000 Brazilians attend the March of the Family with God for Liberty, in protest against the government of João Goulart and against Communism.
1962
Highly influential artist Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, for Columbia Records.
1962
Algerian War of Independence ends.
1958
The Monarch Underwear Company fire leaves 24 dead and 15 injured.
1954
Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.
1954
Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio, setting a record which remains unbroken.
1946
French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.
1945
World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
1945
World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.
1944
World War II: The German army occupies Hungary.
1943
Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.
1932
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
1931
Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
1921
Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.
1920
The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
1918
The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
1895
Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
1885
Louis Riel declares a provisional government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
1865
American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.
1863
The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.
1861
The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
1853
The Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.
1812
The Cádiz Cortes promulgates the Spanish Constitution of 1812.
1687
Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
1649
The House of Commons of England passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it "useless and dangerous to the people of England".
1563
The Edict of Amboise is signed, ending the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and granting certain freedoms to the Huguenots.
1284
The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.
1279
A Mongol victory at the Battle of Yamen ends the Song dynasty in China.

Births On This Day

1996
Barbara Haas, Austrian tennis player
1995
Alexei Sintsov, Russian figure skater
1993
Mateusz Szwoch, Polish footballer
1993
Hakim Ziyech, Moroccan footballer
1991
Aleksandr Kokorin, Russian footballer
1988
Clayton Kershaw, American baseball player
1987
Michal Švec, Czech footballer
1987
Miloš Teodosić, Serbian basketball player
1986
Tyler Bozak, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Inesa Jurevičiūtė, Lithuanian figure skater
1982
Jonathan Fanene, American football player
1982
Brad Jones, Australian footballer
1982
Eduardo Saverin, Brazilian-Singaporean businessman
1982
Yoshikaze Masatsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler
1981
Steve Cummings, English cyclist
1981
Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer
1980
Luca Ferri, Italian footballer
1980
Taichi Ishikari, Japanese wrestler
1980
Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer-songwriter
1979
Sheldon Brown, American football player
1979
Hee-seop Choi, South Korean-American baseball player
1979
Ivan Ljubičić, Croatian tennis player
1979
Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer
1979
Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
1978
Cydonie Mothersille, Jamaican-Caymanian sprinter
1976
Andre Miller, American basketball player
1976
Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer and manager
1975
Antonio Daniels, American basketball player
1975
Matthew Richardson, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1973
Ashley Giles, English cricketer and coach
1970
Harald Johnsen, Norwegian bassist and composer (d. 2011)
1970
Michael Krumm, German race car driver
1968
Tyrone Hill, American basketball player and coach
1967
Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian-American ice hockey player
1966
Michael Crockart, Scottish police officer and politician
1966
Olaf Marschall, German footballer and manager
1966
Andy Sinton, English footballer and manager
1964
Yoko Kanno, Japanese pianist and composer
1964
Jake Weber, English actor
1963
Neil LaBute, American director and screenwriter
1962
Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2003)
1960
Eliane Elias, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist
1958
Andy Reid, American football player and coach
1956
Yegor Gaidar, Russian economist and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2009)
1955
Bruce Willis, German-American actor and producer
1954
Cho Kwang-rae, South Korean footballer, coach, and manager
1953
Ian Blair, English police officer
1953
Peter Hendy, English businessman
1953
Ricky Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1985)
1952
Warren Lees, New Zealand cricketer and coach
1952
Martin Ravallion, Australian economist and academic
1952
Harvey Weinstein, American director and producer
1950
José S. Palma, Filipino archbishop
1949
Blase J. Cupich, American theologian and cardinal
1948
David Schnitter, American saxophonist and educator
1947
Glenn Close, American actress, singer, and producer
1947
Marinho Peres, Brazilian footballer and coach
1946
Ruth Pointer, American musician
1945
John Holder, English cricketer and umpire
1945
Modestas Paulauskas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1944
Said Musa, Belizean lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Belize
1943
Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1943
Mario Monti, Italian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Italy
1943
Vern Schuppan, Australian race car driver
1942
Heather Robertson, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2014)
1938
Joe Kapp, American football player, coach, and actor
1937
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American R&B singer and pianist
1937
Egon Krenz, German politician
1936
Ursula Andress, Swiss model and actress
1936
Ben Lexcen, Australian sailor and architect (d. 1988)
1935
Nancy Malone, American actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1933
Phyllis Newman, American actress and singer
1933
Philip Roth, American novelist (d. 2018)
1933
Renée Taylor, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1933
Richard Williams, Canadian-English animator, director, and screenwriter
1932
Gay Brewer, American golfer (d. 2007)
1932
Peter Hall, English geographer, author, and academic (d. 2014)
1932
Gail Kobe, American actress and producer (d. 2013)
1931
Emma Andijewska, Ukrainian poet, writer and painter
1928
Hans Küng, Swiss theologian and author
1928
Patrick McGoohan, Irish-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1927
Richie Ashburn, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1997)
1925
Brent Scowcroft, American general and diplomat, 9th United States National Security Advisor
1924
Joe Gaetjens, Haitian footballer (d. 1964)
1923
Pamela Britton, American actress (d. 1974)
1923
Benito Jacovitti, Italian illustrator (d. 1997)
1923
Henry Morgentaler, Polish-Canadian physician and activist (d. 2013)
1922
Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1922
Hiroo Onoda, Japanese lieutenant (d. 2014)
1921
Tommy Cooper, British magician and prop comedian (d. 1984)
1920
Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author, poet, and painter (d. 2002)
1919
Lennie Tristano, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1978)
1917
Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
1916
Eric Christmas, English-Canadian actor (d. 2000)
1916
Irving Wallace, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1915
Robert G. Cole, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)
1915
Patricia Morison, American actress and singer (d. 2018)
1914
Leonidas Alaoglu, Canadian-American mathematician and theorist (d. 1981)
1914
Jay Berwanger, American football player and coach (d. 2002)
1912
Hugh Watt, Australian-New Zealand engineer and politician, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1980)
1910
Joseph Carroll, American general (d. 1991)
1909
Louis Hayward, South African-born American actor (d. 1985)
1906
Adolf Eichmann, German SS officer (d. 1962)
1906
Clara Breed, American librarian and activist (d. 1994)
1905
Joe Rollino, American weightlifter and boxer (d. 2010)
1905
Albert Speer, German architect and politician (d. 1981)
1904
John Sirica, American lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
1901
Jo Mielziner, French-American set designer (d. 1976)
1900
Carmen Carbonell, Spanish stage and film actress (d. 1988)
1900
Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
1894
Moms Mabley, American comedian and singer (d. 1975)
1892
Theodore Sizer, American professor of the history of art (d. 1967)
1892
Ado Vabbe, Estonian painter (d. 1961)
1892
James Van Fleet, American general and diplomat (d. 1992)
1891
Earl Warren, American lieutenant, jurist, and politician, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1974)
1888
Josef Albers, German-American painter and educator (d. 1976)
1888
Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
1885
Attik, Greek composer (d. 1944)
1883
Norman Haworth, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)
1883
Joseph Stilwell, American general (d. 1946)
1882
Gaston Lachaise, French-American sculptor (d. 1935)
1881
Edith Nourse Rogers, American social worker and politician (d. 1960)
1880
Ernestine Rose, American librarian and advocate (d. 1961)
1876
Felix Jacoby, German philologist (d. 1959)
1875
Zhang Zuolin, Chinese warlord (d. 1928)
1873
Max Reger, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)
1872
Anna Held, Polish singer (d. 1918)
1871
Schofield Haigh, English cricketer and coach (d. 1921)
1868
Senda Berenson Abbott, Lithuanian-American basketball player and educator (d. 1954)
1865
William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist, myrmecologist, and academic (d. 1937)
1864
Charles Marion Russell, American painter and sculptor (d. 1926)
1861
Lomer Gouin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Premier of Quebec (d. 1929)
1860
William Jennings Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (d. 1925)
1858
Kang Youwei, Chinese scholar and politician (d. 1927)
1849
Alfred von Tirpitz, German admiral and politician (d. 1930)
1848
Wyatt Earp, American police officer (d. 1929)
1847
Albert Pinkham Ryder, American painter (d. 1917)
1844
Minna Canth, Finnish journalist, playwright, and activist (d. 1897)
1829
Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish businessman (d. 1901)
1824
William Allingham, Irish poet, author, and scholar (d. 1889)
1823
Arthur Blyth, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of South Australia (d. 1891)
1821
Richard Francis Burton, English soldier, geographer, and diplomat (d. 1890)
1816
Johannes Verhulst, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1891)
1813
David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer (d. 1873)
1809
Fredrik Pacius, German composer and conductor (d. 1891)
1778
Edward Pakenham, Anglo-Irish general and politician (d. 1815)
1748
Elias Hicks, American farmer, minister, and theologian (d. 1830)
1742
Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian rebel leader (d. 1781)
1739
Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, French lawyer and politician (d. 1824)
1734
Thomas McKean, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1817)
1721
Tobias Smollett, Scottish-Italian poet and author (d. 1771) (baptised on this day)
1684
Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (d. 1766)
1661
Francesco Gasparini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1727)
1641
Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi, Syrian author and scholar (d. 1731)
1604
John IV of Portugal (d. 1656)
1601
Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect (d. 1667)
1542
Jan Zamoyski, Polish nobleman (d. 1605)
1534
José de Anchieta, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1597)
1488
Johannes Magnus, Swedish archbishop and theologian (d. 1544)
1434
Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1443)
1206
Güyük Khan, Mongol ruler, 3rd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1248)

Deaths On This Day

2019
William Whitfield, British architect (b.1920)
2016
Roger Agnelli, Brazilian banker and businessman (b. 1959)
2016
Jack Mansell, English footballer and manager (b. 1927)
2015
Gus Douglass, American farmer and politician (b. 1927)
2015
Safet Plakalo, Bosnian author and playwright (b. 1950)
2015
Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
2014
Patrick Joseph McGovern, American businessman, founded IDG (b. 1937)
2014
Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (b. 1929)
2014
Heather Robertson, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1942)
2014
Robert S. Strauss, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Russia (b. 1918)
2014
Lawrence Walsh, Canadian-American lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1912)
2014
Joseph F. Weis, Jr., American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)
2012
Jim Case, American director and producer (b. 1927)
2012
Ulu Grosbard, Belgian-American director and producer (b. 1929)
2012
Hugo Munthe-Kaas, Norwegian intelligence agent (b. 1922)
2011
Kym Bonython, Australian drummer and radio host (b. 1920)
2009
Maria Bergson, Austrian-American architect and interior designer (b. 1914)
2008
Arthur C. Clarke, British science fiction writer (b. 1917)
2008
Hugo Claus, Belgian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1929)
2008
Paul Scofield, English actor (b. 1922)
2005
John DeLorean, American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (b. 1925)
2004
Mitchell Sharp, Canadian economist and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1911)
2003
Michael Mathias Prechtl, German soldier and illustrator (b. 1926)
2000
Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (b. 1935)
2000
Shafiq-ur-Rahman, Pakistani physician and author (b. 1920)
1999
Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
1998
E. M. S. Namboodiripad, Indian theorist and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Kerala (b. 1909)
1997
Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (b. 1904)
1997
Eugène Guillevic, French poet and author (b. 1907)
1996
Lise Østergaard, Danish psychologist and politician (b. 1924)
1996
Virginia Henderson, American nurse, researcher, theorist and author (b. 1897)
1993
Henrik Sandberg, Danish production manager and producer (b. 1915)
1990
Andrew Wood, American singer-songwriter (b. 1966)
1988
Bun Cook, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1904)
1987
Louis de Broglie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
1986
Sabino Barinaga, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
1984
Garry Winogrand, American photographer (b. 1928)
1982
J. B. Kripalani, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1888)
1982
Randy Rhoads, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1956)
1978
M. A. Ayyangar, Indian lawyer and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1891)
1977
William L. Laurence, Lithuanian-born American journalist and author (b. 1888)
1976
Albert Dieudonné, French actor and author (b. 1889)
1976
Paul Kossoff, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1950)
1973
Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American tenor and actor (b. 1890)
1951
Dmytro Doroshenko, Ukrainian historian and politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine (b. 1882)
1950
Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author (b. 1875)
1950
Norman Haworth, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1883)
1949
James Somerville, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset (b. 1882)
1944
William Hale Thompson, American rancher and politician, 41st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1869)
1942
Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist, ornithologist, and entomologist (b. 1855)
1930
Arthur Balfour, Scottish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1848)
1930
Henry Lefroy, Australian politician, 11th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1854)
1919
Emma Bell Miles, American writer, poet, and artist of Appalachia (b. 1879)
1914
Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian priest, geologist, and volcanologist (b. 1850)
1900
John Bingham, American lawyer and politician, 7th United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1815)
1900
Charles-Louis Hanon, French pianist and composer (b. 1819)
1897
Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Irish-French geographer, ethnologist, linguist, and astronomer (b. 1810)
1871
Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist (b. 1795)
1816
Philip Mazzei, Italian-American physician and philosopher (b. 1730)
1797
Philip Hayes, English organist and composer (b. 1738)
1790
Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 182nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1713)
1783
Frederick Cornwallis, English archbishop (b. 1713)
1721
Pope Clement XI (b. 1649)
1717
John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Scottish soldier (b. 1636)
1711
Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)
1697
Nicolaus Bruhns, German organist and composer (b. 1665)
1687
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (b. 1643)
1683
Thomas Killigrew, English playwright and manager (b. 1612)
1649
Gerhard Johann Vossius, German scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
1637
Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1570)
1612
Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (b. 1585)
1581
Francis I, duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1510)
1568
Elizabeth Seymour, Lady Cromwell, English noblewoman (b.c. 1518)
1563
Arthur Brooke, English poet
1539
Lord Edmund Howard, English nobleman (b. c. 1478)
1534
Michael Weiße, German theologian (b. c. 1488)
1533
John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners, English baron and statesman (b. 1467)
1372
John II, marquess of Montferrat (b. 1321)
1330
Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1301)
1286
Alexander III, king of Scotland (b. 1241)
1279
Zhao Bing, Chinese emperor (b. 1271)
1263
Hugh of Saint-Cher, French cardinal (b. 1200)
1238
Henry the Bearded, Polish duke and son of Bolesław I the Tall (b. 1163)
968
Emma of Paris, duchess of Normandy (b. 943)
953
Al-Mansur Billah, caliph of the Fatimid Caliphate (b. 913)
235
Severus Alexander, Roman emperor (b. 208)