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On This Day in History:  May 16

May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 229 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Massachusetts husband, wife are both $1 million lottery winners. A husband and wife from Southeastern Massachusetts have now each cashed winning $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery instant tickets.
2019
Alabama lottery plan approved by committee. A plan to allow voters to decide whether to set up a state lottery in Alabama advanced Wednesday in the House of Representatives.
2018
OOPS: Phone fraudster tries to scam cop. A phone scammer made a grave error when he dialed Officer Jeff Bowling and attempted to access his personal information last week.
2017
New interim CEO named at CT Lottery. A day after Frank Farricker resigned as Connecticut Lottery Corp. board chairman and interim CEO, the lottery's governing board named a new temporary chief executive to serve until a permanent president/CEO is hired in a month or two at the end of a national search that's now in progress.
2014
NY hospital orderly wins $20 million lottery jackpot. Long Island, New York, hospital worker Cameron Finney was so stunned over winning the Mega Millions jackpot he slept with the ticket under his pillow for two days.
2013
$550 MILLION: Powerball jackpot now more than a half-billion dollars. Just 12 hours after the initial Powerball jackpot estimate of $475 million was set, lottery officials announced that strong sales have pushed the official estimate for Saturday's drawing to $550 million.
2013
$475 MILLION: Powerball jackpot nears a half-billion dollars. You want to win a half-billion dollar jackpot? For only the third time in history, it is possible -- or will be, by the time Saturday's drawing comes around.
2012
Michigan couple killed after lottery win. Police in Michigan are investigating the stabbing death of a couple, and family members believe they were killed over a winning lottery ticket.
2012
Bell Helicopter employees win $28 million lottery jackpot. A $5 weekly investment in a lottery office pool has paid off for a group of Bell Helicopter employees in Fort Worth, Texas.
2010
British lottery ticket wins £84.4M Euro Millions jackpot. A single lottery ticket purchased in Great Britain won Friday's £84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro millions jackpot.
2008
California Gov. calls for expanding, privatizing lottery. Anxious to avoid deep cuts in education spending, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today on Wednesday proposed dramatically expanding the state lottery and slashing programs for the poor and disabled instead, to help close a budget gap now pegged at $17.2 billion.
2007
Woman gets 30 days for stealing lottery tickets. A Heath, Ohio, woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of community control on Monday after she admitted to stealing lottery tickets she knew were winners.
2007
Florida Lottery won't pay $500,000 winner, called 'misprint'. A Florida couple says they have a winning lottery ticket and they want their money, but the the Florida Lottery Commission isn't paying.
2007
First 2 winners of $1 million lottery prizes come forward. Burt Isabell had this reaction Tuesday when he learned he'd won $1 million in the Tennessee Lottery: "I just started hollering, 'You're looking at a millionaire!'"
2005
New Oklahoma Lottery Director Welcomes Challenge. New Oklahoma Lottery Director Jim Scroggins possesses a deep lottery industry skill set, but it was his personality as a 'heartland guy' that pushed him over the top of the other candidates, according to state lottery commissioners.
2005
One Florida Lotto Ticket Wins $3 million Jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $3 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2005
Virginia Pick 4 Lottery Player Wins Big. A Virginia woman's dream of winning the lottery came true to the tune of $90,200 - the result of multiple Pick 4 wins in one drawing.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$590.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2013
2.$339 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 17, 2019
3.$280 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2018
4.$274 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 19, 2020
5.$270 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2019
6.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 17, 2017
7.$196 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2008
8.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 17, 2013
9.$174 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 17, 2016
10.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 19, 2015
11.€152.86 Million
US$171.02 Million
Draw Date
May 16, 2019
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2009
13.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 19, 2010
14.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2014
15.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2005
16.€94.84 Million
US$121.23 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2012
17.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 17, 2006
18.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 1998
19.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2015
20.€97 Million
US$107.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2017
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 17, 2014
22.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2011
23.€71.44 Million
US$96.4 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2007
24.€83.18 Million
US$94.15 Million
Draw Date
May 17, 2016
25.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Wednesday, May 16, 1990
30 years old
1977
Monday, May 16, 1977
43 years old
1975
Friday, May 16, 1975
45 years old
1973
Wednesday, May 16, 1973
47 years old
1972
Tuesday, May 16, 1972
48 years old
1970
Saturday, May 16, 1970
50 years old
1964
Saturday, May 16, 1964
56 years old
1956
Wednesday, May 16, 1956
64 years old
1956
Wednesday, May 16, 1956
64 years old
1955
Monday, May 16, 1955
65 years old
1949
Monday, May 16, 1949
71 years old
1945
Wednesday, May 16, 1945
75 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Twelve people are killed in two explosions in the Gikomba market area of Nairobi, Kenya.
2011
STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6), launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour.
2005
Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.
2003
In Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
1997
Mobutu Sese Seko, the President of Zaire, flees the country.
1991
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
1988
A report by the Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
1974
Josip Broz Tito is elected president for life of Yugoslavia.
1969
Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet space probe, lands on Venus.
1966
The Communist Party of China issues the "May 16 Notice", marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
1961
Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
1960
Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser (a ruby laser), at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
1959
The Triton Fountain in Valletta, Malta is turned on for the first time.
1951
The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
1943
The Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
1929
In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.
1920
In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
1919
A naval Curtiss NC-4 aircraft commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
1918
The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later.
1916
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the French Third Republic sign the secret wartime Sykes-Picot Agreement partitioning former Ottoman territories such as Iraq and Syria.
1891
The International Electrotechnical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world's first long distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electric current (the most common form today).
1888
Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.
1877
The 16 May 1877 crisis occurs.
1874
A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
1868
United States President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
1866
The United States Congress establishes the nickel.
1843
The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
1834
The Battle of Asseiceira is fought, the last and decisive engagement of the Liberal Wars in Portugal.
1822
Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
1812
Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov signs the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Russo-Turkish War. Bessarabia is annexed by Imperial Russia.
1811
Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
1771
The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called The "Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
1770
A 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.
1739
The Battle of Vasai concludes as the Marathas defeat the Portuguese army.
1584
Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines.
1568
Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
1532
Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
1527
The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
1204
Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.
946
Emperor Suzaku abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Murakami who becomes the 62nd emperor of Japan.
218
Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, is banished to her home in Syria by self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus. She declares her 14-year-old grandson Elagabalus to be emperor of Rome. Macrinus is later deposed.

Births On This Day

1996
Louisa Chirico, American tennis player
1995
Elizabeth Ralston, Australian footballer
1993
Johannes Thingnes Bø, Norwegian biathlete
1993
Karol Mets, Estonian footballer
1992
Jeff Skinner, Canadian ice hockey player
1992
Kirstin Maldonado, American singer and songwriter
1991
Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player
1991
Joey Graceffa, American internet celebrity
1991
Ashley Wagner, American figure skater
1990
Amanda Carreras, Gibraltarian tennis player
1990
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, English actor
1990
Darko Šarović, Serbian sprinter
1990
Omar Strong, American basketball player
1989
Behati Prinsloo, Namibian model
1988
Jesús Castillo, Mexican footballer
1988
Martynas Gecevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1988
Jaak Põldma, Estonian tennis player
1987
Tom Onslow-Cole, English race car driver
1986
Megan Fox, American actress
1986
Andy Keogh, Irish footballer
1986
Shamcey Supsup, Filipino model and architect
1985
Anja Mittag, German footballer
1985
Rodrigo Peters Marques, Brazilian footballer
1985
Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Darío Cvitanich, Argentinian footballer
1984
Tomáš Fleischmann, Czech ice hockey player
1984
Jensen Lewis, American baseball player
1984
Rick Rypien, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1983
Daniel Kerr, Australian footballer
1983
Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
1981
Ricardo Costa, Portuguese footballer
1980
Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spanish tennis player
1978
Scott Nicholls, English motorcycle racer
1978
Lionel Scaloni, Argentinian footballer
1977
Melanie Lynskey, New Zealand actress
1977
Emilíana Torrini, Icelandic singer-songwriter
1976
Dirk Nannes, Australian-Dutch cricketer
1975
Tony Kakko, Finnish musician, composer, and vocalist
1974
Laura Pausini, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1974
Sonny Sandoval, American singer-songwriter and rapper
1973
Tori Spelling, American actress, reality television personality, and author
1972
Christian Califano, French rugby player
1972
Matthew Hart, New Zealand cricketer
1971
Phil Clarke, English rugby league player and sportscaster
1971
Rachel Goswell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Gabriela Sabatini, Argentinian tennis player
1970
Danielle Spencer, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
1969
David Boreanaz, American actor
1969
Tucker Carlson, American journalist, co-founded The Daily Caller
1969
Steve Lewis, American sprinter
1968
Ralph Tresvant, American singer and producer
1967
Doug Brocail, American baseball player and coach
1967
Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford, British politician
1966
Janet Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
1966
Scott Reeves, American singer-songwriter and actor
1966
Thurman Thomas, American football player
1965
Krist Novoselic, American bass player, songwriter, author, and activist
1965
Tanel Tammet, Estonian computer scientist, engineer, and academic
1964
John Salley, American basketball player and actor
1964
Boyd Tinsley, American singer-songwriter and violinist
1964
Milton Jones, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1963
Rachel Griffith, Anglo-American economist
1963
David Wilkinson, English theologian and academic
1962
Jimmy Hood, Scottish engineer and politician
1962
Helga Radtke, German long jumper
1961
Kevin McDonald, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1961
Charles Wright, American wrestler
1960
Landon Deireragea, Nauruan politician, Nauruan Speaker of Parliament
1960
S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan commander and politician (d. 1998)
1959
Mitch Webster, American baseball player
1959
Mare Winningham, American actress and singer-songwriter
1957
Joan Benoit, American runner
1957
Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft, English politician
1957
Yuri Shevchuk, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Anthony St John, 22nd Baron St John of Bletso, English lawyer and businessman
1957
Bob Suter, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
1955
Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast
1955
Jack Morris, American baseball player and sportscaster
1955
Hazel O'Connor, English-born Irish singer-songwriter and actress
1955
Páidí Ó Sé, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1955
Debra Winger, American actress
1954
Dafydd Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut
1953
Pierce Brosnan, Irish-American actor and producer
1953
Peter Onorati, American actor
1953
Richard Page, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1953
Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna (d. 2015)
1953
David Maclean, Scottish politician
1953
Stephen Woolman, Lord Woolman, Scottish judge and academic
1952
James Herndon, American psychologist and academic
1951
Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer
1951
Jonathan Richman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Janet Soskice, Canadian philosopher and theologian
1950
Georg Bednorz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1950
Ray Condo, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)
1950
Bruce Coville, American author
1949
Rick Reuschel, American baseball player
1948
Jesper Christensen, Danish actor, director, and producer
1948
Judy Finnigan, English talk show host and author
1948
Enrico Fumia, Italian automobile and product designer
1948
Emma Georgina Rothschild, English historian and academic
1948
Staf Van Roosbroeck, Belgian cyclist
1947
Darrell Sweet, Scottish drummer (d. 1999)
1947
Roch Thériault, Canadian religious leader (d. 2011)
1946
John Law, English sociologist and academic
1946
Robert Fripp, English guitarist, songwriter and producer
1944
Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American drummer, composer, and bandleader
1944
Antal Nagy, Hungarian footballer
1944
Danny Trejo, American actor
1943
Kay Andrews, Baroness Andrews, English politician
1943
Dan Coats, American politician and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Germany
1942
David Penry-Davey, English lawyer and judge
1941
Denis Hart, Australian archbishop
1938
Stuart Bell, English lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1938
Ivan Sutherland, American computer scientist and academic
1938
Marco Aurelio Denegri, Peruvian television host and sexologist (d. 2018)
1937
Yvonne Craig, American ballet dancer and actress (d. 2015)
1936
Karl Lehmann, German cardinal (d. 2018)
1935
Floyd Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1934
Kenneth O. Morgan, Welsh historian and author
1934
Antony Walker, English general
1931
Vujadin Boškov, Serbian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
1931
Hana Brady, Jewish-Czech Holocaust victim (d.1944)
1931
K. Natwar Singh, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
1931
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., American soldier and politician, 85th Governor of Connecticut
1930
Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 2000)
1929
Betty Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)
1929
John Conyers, American lawyer and politician
1929
Claude Morin, Canadian academic and politician
1929
Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist, and feminist (d. 2012)
1928
Billy Martin, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
1925
Nancy Roman, American astronomer
1925
Ola Vincent, Nigerian banker and economist (d. 2012)
1925
Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
1924
Dawda Jawara, 1st President of the Gambia
1923
Victoria Fromkin, American linguist and academic (d. 2000)
1923
Merton Miller, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1923
Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (d. 2014)
1921
Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1920
Martine Carol, French actress (d. 1967)
1919
Liberace, American pianist and entertainer (d. 1987)
1919
Ramon Margalef, Spanish ecologist and biologist (d. 2004)
1918
Wilf Mannion, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
1917
Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (d. 2015)
1917
James C. Murray, American lawyer and politician (d. 1999)
1917
Juan Rulfo, Mexican author and photographer (d. 1986)
1916
Ephraim Katzir, Israeli biophysicist and politician, 4th President of Israel (d. 2009)
1915
Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1914
Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author (d. 2009)
1913
Gordon Chalk, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Queensland (d. 1991)
1913
Woody Herman, American singer, saxophonist, and clarinet player (d. 1987)
1912
Studs Terkel, American historian and author (d. 2008)
1910
Olga Bergholz, Russian poet and author (d. 1975)
1910
Higashifushimi Kunihide, Japanese monk and educator (d. 2014)
1910
Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1972)
1909
Margaret Sullavan, American actress and singer (d. 1960)
1909
Luigi Villoresi, Italian race car driver (d. 1997)
1907
Bob Tisdall, Irish hurdler (d. 2004)
1906
Ernie McCormick, Australian cricketer (d. 1991)
1906
Alfred Pellan, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1988)
1906
Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, and author (d. 2001)
1906
Margret Rey, German author and illustrator (d. 1996)
1905
Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
1903
Charles F. Brannock, American inventor and manufacturer (d. 1992)
1898
Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (d. 1980)
1898
Desanka Maksimović, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1993)
1898
Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1956)
1897
Zvi Sliternik, Israeli entomologist and academic (d. 1994)
1894
Walter Yust, American journalist and writer (d. 1960)
1890
Edith Grace White, American ichthyologist (d. 1975)
1888
Royal Rife, American microbiologist and instrument maker (d. 1971)
1883
Celâl Bayar, Turkish politician, 3rd President of Turkey (d. 1986)
1882
Simeon Price, American golfer (d. 1945)
1879
Pierre Gilliard, Swiss author and academic (d. 1962)
1845
Élie Metchnikoff, Ukrainian-French biologist and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
1831
David Edward Hughes, Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (d. 1900)
1827
Pierre Cuypers, Dutch architect, designed the Amsterdam Centraal railway station and Rijksmuseum (d. 1921)
1824
Levi P. Morton, American banker and politician, 22nd United States Vice President (d. 1920)
1824
Edmund Kirby Smith, American general (d. 1893)
1821
Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician and statistician (d. 1894)
1819
Johann Voldemar Jannsen, Estonian journalist and poet (d. 1890)
1804
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, American educator who founded the first U.S. kindergarten (d. 1894)
1801
William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (d. 1872)
1788
Friedrich Rückert, German poet and translator (d. 1866)
1763
Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist and chemist (d. 1829)
1718
Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1799)
1710
William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician, Lord Steward of the Household (d. 1782)
1641
Dudley North, English economist and politician (d. 1691)
1611
Pope Innocent XI (d. 1689)
1606
John Bulwer, British doctor (d. 1656)
1542
Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German noblewoman (d. 1580)
1455
Wolfgang I of Oettingen, German count (d. 1522)
1418
John II of Cyprus, King of Cyprus and Armenia and also titular King of Jerusalem from 1432 to 1458 (d. 1458)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Prashant Bhargava, American director and producer (b. 1973)
2015
Moshe Levinger, Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1935)
2015
Flora MacNeil, Scottish Gaelic singer (b. 1928)
2014
Chris Duckworth, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (b. 1933)
2014
Vito Favero, Italian cyclist (b. 1932)
2014
Bud Hollowell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1943)
2014
Clyde Snow, American anthropologist and author (b. 1928)
2013
Angelo Errichetti, American politician (b. 1928)
2013
Bryan Illerbrun, Canadian football player (b. 1957)
2013
Frankie Librán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (b. 1948)
2013
Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)
2013
Dick Trickle, American race car driver (b. 1941)
2013
Bernard Waber, American author and illustrator (b. 1921)
2012
Patricia Aakhus, American author and academic (b. 1952)
2012
James Abdnor, American soldier and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota (b. 1923)
2012
Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1936)
2012
Ernie Chan, Filipino-American illustrator (b. 1940)
2012
Kevin Hickey, American baseball player (b. 1956)
2011
Ralph Barker, English author (b. 1917)
2011
Bob Davis, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1928)
2011
Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
2011
Kiyoshi Kodama, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
2010
Ronnie James Dio, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
2010
Hank Jones, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1918)
2008
Robert Mondavi, American winemaker, co-founded the Opus One Winery (b. 1913)
2005
Andrew Goodpaster, American general (b. 1915)
2003
Mark McCormack, American lawyer and sports agent, founded IMG (b. 1930)
2002
Alec Campbell, Australian soldier (b. 1899)
1997
Elbridge Durbrow, American diplomat (b. 1903)
1996
Jeremy Michael Boorda, American admiral (b. 1939)
1994
Alain Cuny, French actor (b. 1908)
1993
Marv Johnson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1938)
1990
Sammy Davis Jr., American singer, dancer, and actor (b. 1925)
1990
Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer, and screenwriter, created The Muppets (b. 1936)
1989
Leila Kasra, Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1939)
1985
Margaret Hamilton, American actress (b. 1902)
1984
Andy Kaufman, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (b. 1949)
1984
Irwin Shaw, American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1913)
1981
Ernie Freeman, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1922)
1981
Willy Hartner, German physician and academic (b. 1905)
1979
A. Philip Randolph, American union leader and activist (b. 1889)
1977
Modibo Keïta, Malian politician, 1st President of Mali (b. 1915)
1973
Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian-American sculptor (b. 1891)
1961
George A. Malcolm, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1881)
1957
Eliot Ness, American federal agent (b. 1903)
1956
H. B. Reese, American candy-maker and businessman, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (b. 1876)
1955
James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic(b. 1909)
1955
Manny Ayulo, American racing driver (b. 1921)
1954
Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor and manager (b. 1893)
1953
Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist and composer (b. 1910)
1947
Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
1947
Zhang Lingfu, Chinese general (b. 1903)
1946
Bruno Tesch, German chemist and businessman (b. 1890)
1944
George Ade, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1866)
1943
Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist and academic (b. 1865)
1938
Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co designed The Golden Gate Bridge (b. 1870)
1936
Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Greek general and politician (b. 1860)
1926
Mehmed VI, Ottoman sultan (b. 1861)
1920
Levi P. Morton, American politician, 22nd United States Vice President (b. 1824)
1913
Louis Perrier, Swiss architect and politician (b. 1849)
1910
Henri-Edmond Cross, French Neo-Impressionist painter (b. 1856)
1891
Ion C. Brătianu, Romanian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1821)
1890
Mihkel Veske, Estonian poet, linguist and theologist (b. 1843)
1882
Reuben Chapman, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Alabama (b. 1799)
1862
Edward Gibbon Wakefield, English politician (b. 1796)
1830
Joseph Fourier, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1768)
1818
Matthew Lewis, English author and playwright (b. 1775)
1790
Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (b. 1720)
1778
Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1718)
1703
Charles Perrault, French author and academic (b. 1628)
1696
Mariana of Austria, Queen consort of Spain (b. 1634)
1691
Jacob Leisler, German-American politician, 8th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1640)
1669
Pietro da Cortona, Italian painter and architect, designed the Santi Luca e Martina (b. 1596)
1667
Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1607)
1657
Andrew Bobola, Polish missionary and martyr (b. 1591)
1620
William Adams, English sailor and navigator (b. 1564)
1412
Gian Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan*1561 - Jan Tarnowski, Polish noble and statesman (b. 1488)
1375
Liu Bowen, Chinese military strategist, officer, statesman and poet (b. 1311)
1265
Simon Stock, English-French saint (b. 1165)
1182
John Komnenos Vatatzes, Byzantine general (b. 1132)
995
Fujiwara no Michitaka, Japanese nobleman (b. 953)
934
Meng Hanqiong, eunuch official of Later Tang
895
Qian Kuan, Chinese nobleman
290
Emperor Wu of Jin, Chinese emperor (b. 236)