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On This Day in History:  May 5

May 5 is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 240 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Louisiana public education takes a toll from decreased lottery proceeds. With lower game participation levels amidst the nationwide COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, it is no surprise that state lottery revenues have taken a hit. Yesterday, Louisiana lottery officials announced that this would affect the proceeds used to help pay for K-12 public education.
2019
Country House declared Kentucky Derby winner after Maximum Security disqualified. Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, 65-1 shot Country House was declared the winner.
2016
$415 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover. Just four months after people from every country went into frenzy trying to find creative ways to buy tickets for the biggest jackpot the world had ever seen, Powerball is back with another top-10 jackpot that can deliver multi-generational wealth.
2015
GOP proposal would open door to lottery, casinos in Alabama. Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican from Birmingham, introduced a draft bill that would create a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in Alabama, authorizing a lottery, casino gambling and expanded Indian gaming.
2013
$222 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $222 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2011
Florida Lottery draws raffle winning numbers. This afternoon the Florida Lottery conducted its eighth raffle drawing, but its first using a new lower-cost and lower top prize format.
2011
Simon Cowell still buys lottery tickets. Simon Cowell says that he still plays the National Lottery in spite of his reported £200 million (US$330 million) fortune.
2010
California Lottery cancels 'Millionaire' TV show. California Lottery officials are canceling the lottery's weekly "Make Me a Millionaire" game, citing poor ratings. The last episode is July 3.
2010
One Calif. lottery ticket wins $266M Mega Millions jackpot. A single ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night's $266 million Mega Millions drawing, but unless you bought your ticket in California, you can keep on dreaming.
2009
Elderly $144M Powerball lottery winner shows right way to claim jackpot. The winner of a $144 million Powerball jackpot has finally stepped forward, nearly three weeks after the lottery drawing, demonstrating one of the best ways for a lottery player to claim a big prize.
2008
Minn. Lottery office hears from $180M Powerball winner. Officials at the Minnesota State Lottery headquarters said today they have heard from someone who claims to be holding the winning Powerball ticket from Saturday's drawing that's worth $180.1 million.
2008
$1 Quick Pick nets lottery riches. Kenneth Parsons, 59, of Live Oak, Florida, last week turned in the winning Mega Money ticket at the Florida Lottery's Tallahassee headquarters.
2004
Powerball $170 Million Drawing Tonight. Players around world are waiting for the numbers to be drawn in the $170 million Powerball drawing, which takes place tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $66 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $66 million Wednesday when none of the tickets sold for Tuesday night's $55 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
2004
S.C. lottery to hold $1 million second-chance drawing. This fall, the South Carolina Education Lottery will give away $1 million in a drawing of losing instant game tickets.
2004
Verizon Network Failure Halts Penn. Lottery Sales. Verizon, the telecommunications provider for the Pennsylvania Lottery, experienced a network failure in Central Pennsylvania around lunchtime Tuesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$429.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 7, 2016
2.$273 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2019
3.$222 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 8, 2013
4.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 5, 2018
4.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 8, 2019
4.$215 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2020
7.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2000
8.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 5, 2004
9.€123 Million
US$165.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2009
10.€147.85 Million
US$165.49 Million
Draw Date
May 7, 2019
11.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 6, 2017
12.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2013
13.$138 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 6, 2016
14.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 6, 2008
15.$110 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2015
16.€90 Million
US$101.1 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 10, 2019
17.€90 Million
US$100.94 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 8, 2015
18.€77 Million
US$98 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2010
19.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2007
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 6, 2009
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 6, 2014
22.€78.15 Million
US$89.27 Million
Draw Date
May 5, 2016
23.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 7, 2003
23.$87 Million
Draw Date
May 5, 2010
25.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 7, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

2005
Thursday, May 5, 2005
15 years old
1995
Friday, May 5, 1995
25 years old
1990
Saturday, May 5, 1990
30 years old
1989
Friday, May 5, 1989
31 years old
1978
Friday, May 5, 1978
42 years old
1953
Tuesday, May 5, 1953
67 years old
1933
Friday, May 5, 1933
87 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The 13th Hyundai A-League Grand Final
2014
Eleven people are missing after a Chinese cargo ship collides with a Marshall Islands registered container ship off the coast of Hong Kong.
2014
Twenty-two people die after two boats carrying refugees collide in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece.
2010
Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek government-debt crisis.
2006
The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.
1994
The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
1994
American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
1992
Armand Césari Stadium disaster in Bastia (Corsica): 18 people are killed and 2,300 are injured when one of the terraces collapses before a football match between SC Bastia and Olympique de Marseille.
1991
A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
1987
Iran-Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
1985
Ronald Reagan visits the military cemetery at Bitburg and the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where he makes a speech.
1981
Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.
1980
Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
1973
Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, an as-yet unbeaten record.
1972
Alitalia Flight 112 crashes into Mount Longa near Palermo, Sicily, killing all 115 aboard, making it the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy.
1964
The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
1961
Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.
1955
The General Treaty, by which France, Britain and the United States recognize the sovereignty of West Germany, comes into effect.
1950
Bhumibol Adulyadej is crowned as King of Thailand.
1946
The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
1945
World War II: Denmark is liberated from German occupation by British forces.
1945
World War II: The Prague uprising begins as an attempt by the Czech resistance to free the city from German occupation.
1945
World War II: Six people are killed when a Japanese fire balloon explodes near Bly, Oregon. They are the only Americans killed in the contiguous US during the war.
1945
World War II: Battle of Castle Itter, the only battle in which American and German troops fought cooperatively.
1944
German troops execute 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura, Greece.
1941
Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
1940
World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London.
1940
World War II: Norwegian Campaign: Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to German forces after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.
1936
Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1927
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf is first published.
1925
Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
1920
Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
1912
Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
1905
The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.
1904
Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
1891
The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
1886
The Bay View massacre: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, killing seven.
1877
American Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
1866
Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
1865
American Civil War: The Confederate District of the Gulf surrenders about 4,000 men at Citronelle, Alabama.
1865
American Civil War: The Confederate government was declared dissolved at Washington, Georgia.
1864
American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County.
1862
Cinco de Mayo: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
1860
Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
1835
The first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
1821
Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1811
In the second day of fighting at the Peninsular War Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro the French army, under Marshall André Masséna, drive in the Duke of Wellington's overextended right flank, but French frontal assaults fail to take the town of Fuentes de Oñoro and the Anglo-Portuguese army holds the field at the end of the day.
1809
Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
1809
The Swiss canton of Aargau allows citizenship to Jews.
1789
In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614.
1762
Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
1654
Cromwell's Act of Grace, aimed at reconciliation with the Scots, proclaimed in Edinburgh.
1640
King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
1494
Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
1260
Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1215
Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
553
The Second Council of Constantinople begins.

Births On This Day

1999
Nathan Chen, American figure skater
1999
Justin Kluivert, Dutch footballer
1998
Aryna Sabalenka, Belarusian tennis player
1992
Loïck Landre, French footballer
1991
Xenofon Fetsis, Greek footballer
1991
Raúl Jiménez, Mexican footballer
1989
Chris Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1988
Adele, English singer-songwriter
1988
Mervyn Westfield, English cricketer
1987
Graham Dorrans, Scottish footballer
1985
Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress and singer
1985
Emanuele Giaccherini, Italian footballer
1985
Tsepo Masilela, South African footballer
1985
Marcos Rogério Oliveira Duarte, Brazilian footballer
1985
Terrence Wheatley, American football player
1984
Johanna Hedva, Korean-american artist and genderqueer activist
1984
Wade MacNeil, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1984
Christian Valdez, Mexican footballer
1983
James Anyon, English cricketer
1983
Henry Cavill, English actor
1983
Mabel Gay, Cuban triple jumper
1983
Annie Villeneuve, Canadian singer-songwriter
1983
Scott Ware, American football player
1982
Ferrie Bodde, Dutch footballer
1982
Wouter D'Haene, Belgian sprinter
1982
Randall Gay, American football player
1982
Corey Parker, Australian rugby league footballer
1981
Craig David, English singer-songwriter, musician and producer
1981
Danielle Fishel, American actress
1980
Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer
1980
Hank Green, American entrepreneur, educator, and vlogger
1980
DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
1979
Vincent Kartheiser, American actor
1978
Morgan Pehme, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1976
Dieter Brummer, Australian actor
1976
Jean-François Dumoulin, Canadian race car driver
1976
Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
1976
Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentinian footballer and sportscaster
1975
Meb Keflezighi, American runner
1972
James Cracknell, English rower
1972
Žigmund Pálffy, Slovakian ice hockey player
1972
Mikael Renberg, Swedish ice hockey player
1971
Harold Miner, American basketball player
1971
Mike Redmond, American baseball player and manager
1970
Kyan Douglas, American television host and author
1970
Todd Newton, American game show host
1969
Pieter Muller, South African rugby player
1967
Adam Hughes, American author and illustrator
1967
Alexis Sinduhije, Burundian journalist and politician
1966
Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer
1966
Sergei Stanishev, Bulgarian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
1966
Josh Weinstein, American screenwriter and producer
1965
Glenn Seton, Australian race car driver
1964
Jean-François Copé, French politician, French Minister of Budget
1964
Heike Henkel, German high jumper
1964
Don Payne, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1964
Minami Takayama, Japanese voice actress and singer
1964
Efrat Mishori, Israeli poet and filmmaker
1963
James LaBrie, Canadian singer-songwriter
1963
Simon Rimmer, English chef and author
1963
Scott Westerfeld, American author and composer
1962
Kaoru Wada, Japanese composer and conductor
1961
Marg Downey, Australian actress
1961
Hiroshi Hase, Japanese wrestler and politician
1961
Rob Williams, American basketball player (d. 2014)
1960
Doug Hawkins, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1959
Bobby Ellsworth, American singer and bass player
1959
Ian McCulloch, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Steve Stevens, American guitarist and songwriter
1959
Brian Williams, American journalist
1958
Ron Arad, Israeli colonel and pilot (d. 1986)
1958
Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1958
Vanessa Downing, Australian actress
1958
Jack Wishna, American businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (d. 2012)
1957
Richard E. Grant, Swazi-English actor, director, and screenwriter
1957
Peter Howitt, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1957
Aad van Mil, Dutch water polo player
1956
Steve Scott, American runner and coach
1955
Jon Butcher, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and freelance multimedia producer
1952
Ed Lee, American politician and attorney, 43rd Mayor of San Francisco (d. 2017)
1952
Jorge Llopart, Spanish race walker
1952
Willem Witteveen, Dutch scholar and politician (d. 2014)
1951
Rudolf Finsterer, German rugby player and coach
1951
Toomas Vilosius, Estonian physician and politician, 2nd Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia
1950
Rex Caldwell, American golfer
1950
Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer
1949
Eppie Bleeker, Dutch speed skater
1948
Bella van der Spiegel-Hage, Dutch cyclist
1948
Bill Ward, English drummer and songwriter
1946
Aydın Menderes, Turkish politician (d. 2011)
1945
Kurt Loder, American journalist, author, and critic
1945
Dianne Willcocks, English sociologist and academic
1944
Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
1944
John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor and screenwriter
1944
Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor and director (d. 2015)
1943
Michael Palin, English actor and screenwriter
1943
Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish journalist and author
1942
István Bujtor, Hungarian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1942
Jean Corston, Baroness Corston, English lawyer and politician
1942
Hugh Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon, English politician (d. 2015)
1942
Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
1941
Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
1940
Lance Henriksen, American actor
1940
Michael Lindsay-Hogg, American director and producer
1939
Ray Gosling, English journalist, author, and activist (d. 2013)
1938
Michael Murphy, American actor
1938
Bill Robertson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)
1938
Barbara Wagner, Canadian figure skater and coach
1937
Delia Derbyshire, English musician, arranger and composer (d. 2001)
1936
Sandy Baron, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)
1936
Patrick Gowers, English composer and educator (d. 2014)
1936
Ervin Lázár, Hungarian author (d. 2006)
1935
Eddie Linden, Scottish poet and magazine editor
1935
Bernard Pivot, French journalist, talk show host, and producer
1935
Robert Rehme, American film producer
1934
Henri Konan Bédié, Ivorian politician, 2nd President of Côte d'Ivoire
1934
Victor Garland, Australian accountant and politician, 26th Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs
1933
Igor Kashkarov, Russian high jumper
1933
Collie Smith, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1959)
1932
Stan Goldberg, American illustrator (d. 2014)
1932
Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsled racer (d. 2002)
1931
Greg, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1999)
1930
Hans Abramson, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1929
Ilene Woods, American actress (d. 2010)
1927
Pat Carroll, American actress
1927
Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (d. 2012)
1926
Ann B. Davis, American actress (d. 2014)
1925
Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (d. 1978)
1923
William C. Campbell, American golfer (d. 2013)
1923
James Gilbert, Scottish television producer and director (d. 2016)
1923
Richard Wollheim, English philosopher and academic (d. 2003)
1922
Irene Gut Opdyke, Polish nurse and humanitarian (d. 2003)
1921
Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1919
Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, 169th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1999)
1918
Egidio Galea, Maltese Roman Catholic priest (d. 2005)
1917
Pío Leyva, Cuban singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1916
Zail Singh, Indian politician, 7th President of India (d. 1994)
1915
Alice Faye, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
1914
Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
1913
Duane Carter, American racing driver (d. 1993)
1911
Gilles Grangier, French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1911
Andor Lilienthal, Russian-Hungarian chess player (d. 2010)
1911
Pritilata Waddedar, Indian educator and activist (d. 1932)
1910
Leo Lionni, American author and illustrator (d. 1999)
1909
Miklós Radnóti, Hungarian poet and author (d. 1944)
1908
Kurt Böhme, German opera singer (d. 1989)
1907
Iryna Vilde, Ukrainian journalist and author (d. 1982)
1906
Charles Exbrayat, French author and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1905
Floyd Gottfredson, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
1903
James Beard, American chef and author (d. 1985)
1900
Helen Redfield, American geneticist (d. 1988)
1899
Freeman Gosden, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1898
Elsie Eaves, American engineer (d. 1983)
1898
Blind Willie McTell, American Piedmont blues singer and guitar player (d. 1959)
1892
Dorothy Garrod, British archaeologist (d. 1968)
1890
Christopher Morley, American journalist and author (d. 1957)
1889
Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer and soldier (d. 1973)
1887
Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1941)
1885
Kingsley Fairbridge, South African-Australian scholar and politician (d. 1924)
1884
Chief Bender, American baseball player and coach (d. 1954)
1883
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, English general and politician, 43rd Governor-General of India (d. 1950)
1874
Thomas Bavin, New Zealand-Australian politician, 24th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1941)
1869
Fabián de la Rosa, Filipino painter and educator (d. 1937)
1869
Hans Pfitzner, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
1866
Thomas B. Thrige, Danish businessman (d. 1938)
1865
Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (d. 1943)
1864
Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (d. 1922)
1858
John L. Leal, American physician (d. 1914)
1846
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
1843
William George Beers, Canadian dentist and patriot (d. 1900)
1834
Viktor Hartmann, Russian painter and architect (d. 1873)
1833
Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer and academic (d. 1905)
1832
Hubert Howe Bancroft, American ethnologist and historian (d. 1918)
1830
John Batterson Stetson, American businessman, founded the John B. Stetson Company (d. 1906)
1826
Eugénie de Montijo, French wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
1818
Karl Marx, German philosopher, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1883)
1813
Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and author (d. 1855)
1800
Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (d. 1864)
1764
Robert Craufurd, Scottish general and politician (d. 1812)
1749
Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French pianist and composer (d. 1794)
1747
Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
1684
Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, French wife of Adrien Maurice de Noailles (d. 1739)
1582
John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg (1608-1628) (d. 1628)
1542
Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (d. 1623)
1530
Gabriel, comte de Montgomery, French nobleman (d. 1574)
1504
Stanislaus Hosius, Polish cardinal (d. 1579)
1479
Guru Amar Das, Indian 3rd Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
1352
Rupert of Germany, Count Palatine of the Rhine (d. 1410)
1310
Preczlaw of Pogarell, Cardinal and Bishop of Wrocław (d. 1376)
1282
Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena (d. 1322)
1210
Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Binyamin Elon, Israeli Orthodox rabbi and politician (b. 1954)
2017
Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Mauritanian politician (b. 1953)
2015
Jobst Brandt, American cyclist, engineer, and author (b. 1935)
2015
Hans Jansen, Dutch linguist, academic, and politician (b. 1942)
2014
Michael Otedola, Nigerian journalist and politician, 9th Governor of Lagos State (b. 1926)
2013
Sarah Kirsch, German poet and author (b. 1935)
2013
Robert Ressler, American FBI agent and author (b. 1937)
2012
Surendranath, Indian cricketer (b. 1937)
2012
Carl Johan Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg (b. 1916)
2012
Aatos Erkko, Finnish journalist and publisher (b. 1932)
2012
George Knobel, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1922)
2012
Roy Padayachie, South African lawyer and politician, South African Minister of Communications (b. 1950)
2011
Claude Choules, English-Australian soldier (b. 1901)
2011
Yosef Merimovich, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1924)
2011
Dana Wynter, British actress (b. 1931)
2010
Giulietta Simionato, Italian soprano (b. 1910)
2010
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Nigerian academic and politician, 13th President of Nigeria (b. 1951)
2008
Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (b. 1917)
2008
Jerry Wallace, American singer and guitarist (b. 1928)
2007
Theodore Harold Maiman, American-Canadian physicist and engineer, created the laser (b. 1927)
2006
Naushad Ali, Indian composer and producer (b. 1919)
2006
Atıf Yılmaz, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2003
Sam Bockarie, Sierra Leonean commander (b. 1964)
2003
Walter Sisulu, South African activist and politician (b. 1912)
2002
Hugo Banzer, Bolivian general and politician, 62nd President of Bolivia (b. 1926)
2002
Paul Wilbur Klipsch, American engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (b. 1904)
2002
George Sidney, American director and producer (b. 1916)
2001
Morris Graves, American painter and educator (b. 1910)
2001
Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, created CliffsNotes (b. 1918)
2000
Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
2000
Bill Musselman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)
1999
Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
1995
Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player and coach (b. 1911)
1994
Mário Quintana, Brazilian poet and translator (b. 1906)
1993
Irving Howe, American literary and social critic (b. 1920)
1988
Michael Shaara, American author and academic (b. 1928)
1985
Donald Bailey, English engineer, designed the Bailey bridge (b. 1901)
1983
Horst Schumann, German physician (b. 1901)
1983
John Williams, English-American actor (b. 1903)
1981
Bobby Sands, PIRA volunteer and hunger striker (b. 1954)
1977
Ludwig Erhard, German economist and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897)
1973
Zekai Özger, Turkish poet and academic (b. 1948)
1971
Violet Jessop, Argentinean-English nurse (b. 1887)
1965
Nikos Gounaris, Greek tenor and composer (b. 1915)
1965
John Waters, American director and screenwriter (b. 1893)
1962
Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (b. 1889)
1959
Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentinian academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
1957
Leopold Löwenheim, German mathematician and logician (b. 1878)
1947
Ty LaForest, Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1917)
1942
Qemal Stafa, Albanian politician (b. 1920)
1931
Glen Kidston, English pilot and race car driver (b. 1899)
1924
A. Sabapathy, Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1853)
1921
Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrian journalist and publicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
1916
John MacBride, Irish soldier and rebel (b. 1865)
1916
Maurice Raoul-Duval, French polo player (b. 1866)
1913
Henry Moret, French painter (b. 1856)
1907
Şeker Ahmed Pasha, Turkish soldier and painter (b. 1841)
1902
Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (b. 1836)
1896
Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
1892
August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist and academic (b. 1818)
1883
John O'Shanassy, Irish-Australian politician, 2nd Premier of Victoria (b. 1818)
1860
Jean-Charles Prince, Canadian bishop (b. 1804)
1859
Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (b. 1805)
1855
Sir Robert Inglis, 2nd Baronet, English politician (b. 1786)
1833
Sophia Campbell, English-Australian painter (b. 1777)
1827
Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (b. 1750)
1821
Napoleon, French general and emperor (b. 1769)
1808
Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist and philosopher (b. 1757)
1766
Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
1760
Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English politician (b. 1720)
1705
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1640)
1700
Angelo Italia, Italian architect (b. 1628)
1672
Samuel Cooper, English painter and linguist (b. 1609)
1671
Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, English general and politician, Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom (b. 1602)
1586
Henry Sidney, Irish politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
1582
Charlotte of Bourbon, Princess consort of Orange, married to William I of Orange (b. 1547)
1525
Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (b. 1463)
1432
Francesco Bussone da Carmagnola, Italian adventurer
1380
Saint Philotheos, Coptic martyr
1338
Prince Tsunenaga, son of the Japanese Emperor (b. 1324)
1316
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of King Edward I of England (b. 1282)
1309
Charles II of Naples (b. 1254)
1306
Constantine Palaiologos, Byzantine general (b. 1261)
1243
Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent, English justiciar (b. c. 1160)
1194
Casimir II the Just, Polish son of Bolesław III Wrymouth (b. 1138)
465
Gerontius, Archbishop of Milan