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On This Day in History:  November 2

November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 59 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
One ticket wins $15M Lotto Texas jackpot. Someone who purchased a lottery ticket in Wichita Falls, Texas, won a $15.25 million jackpot Wednesday.
2016
Minnesota man comes up with 2nd big lottery win. A Minnesota man has claimed his second major lottery prize in less than 17 months, hitting a Gopher 5 jackpot last week worth nearly $875,000.
2013
Kentucky Lottery starts Keno on Monday. Keno is coming to Kentucky, beginning Monday, Nov. 4, at 5 a.m.
2012
Woman forgot $23M lottery ticket in car and claimed it just before deadline. A California woman who didn't know she had a jackpot-winning $23 million lottery ticket in her car has come forward to claim her fortune.
2010
Florida woman accused of running personal lottery. A mother who solicited her neighbors for cash with the promise of a $500 prize was arrested Saturday and charged with leading an illegal lottery, authorities said.
2006
N.J. considering privatizing lottery. State officials are studying whether selling the New Jersey Lottery to a private company can reap big money for cash-strapped state coffers, Treasurer Bradley Abelow said yesterday.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $35 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $35 million, with a cash option of $19.5 million.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $66 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $66 million Saturday.
2004
NJ Lottery adds second Internet game. New Jersey, the first state to unveil an Internet lottery game earlier this year, is forging ahead with a second online offering in an effort to lure younger players.
2004
No South Carolina lottery sales today. There will be no lottery sales today, according to a press release from the South Carolina Lottery.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$321 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2014
2.$254.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2011
3.$198 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2016
4.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2005
5.$178 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2014
6.€131 Million
US$167.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2006
7.€119 Million
US$153.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2012
8.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2019
9.€100 Million
US$148.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2009
10.$144.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2015
11.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2015
12.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2019
13.$124 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2012
14.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2010
15.€90 Million
US$102.65 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2018
16.€87 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2018
17.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2013
18.€86 Million
US$95.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2019
19.€79 Million
US$87.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
20.$79 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2002
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2007
22.€58.49 Million
US$66.61 Million
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2018
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2009
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2004
25.$64 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Saturday, Nov 2, 1991
28 years old
1983
Wednesday, Nov 2, 1983
36 years old
1980
Sunday, Nov 2, 1980
39 years old
1975
Sunday, Nov 2, 1975
44 years old
1972
Thursday, Nov 2, 1972
47 years old
1968
Saturday, Nov 2, 1968
51 years old
1968
Saturday, Nov 2, 1968
51 years old
1967
Thursday, Nov 2, 1967
52 years old
1963
Saturday, Nov 2, 1963
56 years old
1961
Thursday, Nov 2, 1961
58 years old
1945
Friday, Nov 2, 1945
74 years old
1938
Wednesday, Nov 2, 1938
81 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The Milwaukee Streetcar opens in Milwaukee
2016
The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest Major League Baseball championship drought at 108 years.
1990
British Satellite Broadcasting and Sky Television plc merge to form BSkyB as a result of massive losses.
1988
The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
1986
US Hostage, David Jacobsen, is released in Beirut after 17 months in captivity.
1984
Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
1983
U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
1967
Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and "The Wise Men" conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
1966
The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
1965
Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old Quaker, sets himself on fire in front of the river entrance to the Pentagon to protest the use of napalm in the Vietnam war.
1964
King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother Faisal.
1963
South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm is assassinated following a military coup.
1960
Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd, the Lady Chatterley's Lover case.
1959
Quiz show scandals: Twenty-One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.
1959
The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway.
1956
Hungarian Revolution: Imre Nagy requests UN aid for Hungary. Nikita Khrushchev meets with leaders of other Communist countries to seek their advice on the situation in Hungary, selecting János Kádár as the country's next leader on the advice of Josip Broz Tito.
1956
Suez Crisis: Israel occupies the Gaza Strip.
1951
Six thousand British Troops flown into Egypt to quell unrest in the Suez Canal zone.
1951
Canada in the Korean War: A platoon of The Royal Canadian Regiment defends a vital area against a full battalion of Chinese troops in the Battle of the Song-gok Spur. The engagement lasts into the early hours the next day.
1949
The Dutch-Indonesian Round Table Conference ends with the Netherlands agreeing to transfer sovereignty of the Dutch East Indies to the United States of Indonesia.
1947
In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the "Spruce Goose"), the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.
1940
World War II: First day of Battle of Elaia-Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.
1936
The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, the world's first regular, "high-definition" (then defined as at least 200 lines) service. Renamed BBC1 in 1964, the channel still runs to this day.
1920
In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the United States presidential election, 1920.
1917
The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".
1917
The Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, in charge of preparation and carrying out the Russian Revolution, holds its first meeting.
1914
World War I: The Russian Empire declares war on the Ottoman Empire and the Dardanelles are subsequently closed.
1912
Bulgaria defeats the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Lule Burgas, the bloodiest battle of the First Balkan War, which opens her way to Constantinople.
1899
The Boers begin their 118-day siege of British-held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
1889
North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
1868
Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally.
1795
The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
1675
Plymouth Colony governor Josiah Winslow leads a colonial militia against the Narragansett during King Philip's War.
1410
The Peace of Bicêtre suspends hostilities in the Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War.
619
A qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate is assassinated in a Chinese palace by Eastern Turkic rivals after the approval of Tang emperor Gaozu.

Births On This Day

1999
Park Woojin, South Korean singer and rapper
1998
Elkie Chong, Hong Kong singer and actress
1997
Davis Keillor-Dunn, English footballer
1995
Hanna Öberg, Olympic Biathlete
1994
Shaq Coulthirst, English footballer
1990
Christopher Dibon, Austrian footballer
1989
Stevan Jovetić, Montenegrin footballer
1989
Natalie Pluskota, American tennis player
1989
Luke Schenn, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Julia Görges, German tennis player
1987
Danny Cipriani, English rugby player
1986
Andy Rautins, Canadian basketball player
1983
Darren Young, American wrestler
1982
Yunel Escobar, Cuban-American baseball player
1982
Charles Itandje, French footballer
1981
Esha Deol, Indian film actress and model
1981
Monica Iozzi, Brazilian actress
1981
Katharine Isabelle, Canadian actress
1981
Mitchell Johnson, Australian cricketer
1981
Rafael Márquez Lugo, Mexican footballer
1981
Miryo, South Korean rapper
1981
Roddy White, American football player
1980
Diego Lugano, Uruguayan footballer
1980
Amos Roberts, Australian rugby player
1980
Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress
1979
Simone Puleo, Italian footballer
1978
Carmen Cali, American baseball player
1977
Rodney Buford, American basketball player
1977
Konstantinos Economidis, Greek tennis player
1977
Emma Reynolds, English politician
1977
Leon Taylor, English diver and sportscaster
1976
Margus Hernits, Estonian figure skater
1976
Sidney Ponson, Aruban baseball player
1975
Stéphane Sarrazin, French race car driver
1975
Chris Walla, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
Orlando Cabrera, Colombian-American baseball player
1974
Nelly, American rapper
1974
Prodigy, American rapper (d. 2017)
1974
Sofia Polgar, Hungarian chess player
1973
Ben Graham, Australian footballer
1973
Marisol Nichols, American actress
1972
Darío Silva, Uruguayan footballer and coach
1972
Vladimir Vorobiev, Russian ice hockey player and coach
1972
Samantha Womack, British actress, singer and director
1969
Reginald Arvizu, American rock musician (Korn; StillWell)
1968
Neal Casal, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and photographer
1967
Kurt Elling, American singer-songwriter
1967
Simon Hill, English-Australian journalist and sportscaster
1967
Scott Walker, American politician, 45th Governor of Wisconsin
1966
David Schwimmer, American actor
1965
Nick Boles, English businessman and politician
1965
Arnold Clavio, Filipino journalist
1965
Shah Rukh Khan, Indian film actor, producer and television host
1964
Britta Lejon, Swedish lawyer and politician
1963
Bobby Dall, American bass player
1963
Jonas Gardell, Swedish author and screenwriter
1963
Ron McGovney, American bass player
1963
Borut Pahor, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Slovenia
1963
Craig Saavedra, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Park Young-seok, South Korean mountaineer and explorer (d. 2011)
1962
David Brock, American journalist and author
1962
Mireille Delunsch, French operatic soprano
1962
Derek Mountfield, English footballer and manager
1961
k.d. lang, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1961
Jeff Tedford, American football player and coach
1960
Rosalyn Fairbank, South African tennis player
1959
Peter Mullan, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter
1958
Willie McGee, American baseball player and manager
1957
Carter Beauford, American drummer and composer
1956
Dale Brown, American author and pilot
1955
Chris Burnett, American saxophonist and composer
1955
Thomas Grunenberg, German footballer and manager
1954
Pat Croce, American businessman and author
1952
Maxine Nightingale, English R&B/soul singer
1951
Thomas Mallon, American novelist, essayist, and critic
1951
Lindy Morrison, Australian rock drummer (The Go-Betweens)
1949
Lois McMaster Bujold, American author
1947
Dave Pegg, English bass player and producer
1946
Alan Jones, Australian race car driver and sportscaster
1946
Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (d. 2001)
1945
Giorgos Kolokithas, Greek basketball player (d. 2013)
1945
Larry Little, American football player
1945
J. D. Souther, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1944
Patrice Chéreau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1944
Keith Emerson, English pianist, keyboard player, and composer (d. 2016)
1942
Shere Hite, German sexologist, author, and educator
1942
Stefanie Powers, American actress
1941
Brian Poole, English pop-rock singer (The Tremeloes)
1941
Arun Shourie, Indian journalist, economist, and politician, Indian Minister of Communications
1941
Dave Stockton, American golfer
1941
Bruce Welch, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1940
Jim Bakken, American football player
1940
Phil Minton, English singer and trumpet player
1939
Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones, English broadcaster and politician, Minister for Security
1939
Richard Serra, American sculptor and academic
1938
Jay Black, American singer
1938
Pat Buchanan, American journalist and politician
1938
David Eden Lane, American white supremacist (d. 2007)
1938
Queen Sofía of Spain
1937
Earl Carroll, American singer (d. 2012)
1936
Rose Bird, American lawyer and judge, 25th Chief Justice of California (d. 1999)
1936
Jack Starrett, American actor and director (d. 1989)
1935
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Indian author
1934
Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player
1933
Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr., lawyer and politician (d. 2016)
1932
Ron Sproat, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 2009)
1931
Phil Woods, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2015)
1929
Amar Bose, American engineer and businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (d. 2013)
1929
Robert Gover, American journalist and author (d. 2015)
1929
Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, Pakistani judge and politician, 9th President of Pakistan
1929
Richard E. Taylor, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
1928
Gerry Alexander, Jamaican cricketer and veterinarian (d. 2011)
1928
Paul Johnson, English journalist, historian, and author
1927
Steve Ditko, American author and illustrator (d. 2018)
1927
John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, English businessman and politician
1926
Myer Skoog, American basketball player
1926
Charlie Walker, American country music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and DJ (d. 2008)
1924
David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1988)
1924
Rudy Van Gelder, American record producer and engineer (d. 2016)
1922
Seánie Duggan, Irish hurler (d. 2013)
1921
Shepard Menken, American actor (d. 1999)
1921
Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1994)
1920
Bill Mazer, Ukrainian-American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)
1919
Warren Stevens, American actor (d. 2012)
1918
Alexander Vraciu, American commander and pilot of Romanian descent (d. 2015)
1917
Ann Rutherford, American actress (d. 2012)
1915
Sidney Luft, American film producer (d. 2005)
1914
Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1997)
1914
Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
1913
Burt Lancaster, American actor (d. 1994)
1911
Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1911
Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, philosopher, and theorist (d. 1995)
1910
Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian lawyer and politician, Egyptian Minister of Interior (d. 1999)
1908
Fred Bakewell, English cricketer (d. 1983)
1908
Bunny Berigan, American trumpet player (d. 1942)
1906
Daniil Andreyev, Russian poet and mystic (d. 1959)
1906
Luchino Visconti, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1976)
1905
James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
1905
Georges Schehadé, Lebanese poet and playwright (d. 1989)
1903
Travis Jackson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)
1899
Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (d. 1973)
1894
Alexander Lippisch, German-American aerodynamicist and engineer (d. 1976)
1893
Battista Farina, Italian businessman, founded the Pininfarina Company (d. 1966)
1892
Alice Brady, American actress (d. 1939)
1891
David Townsend, American art director and set decorator (d. 1935)
1890
Nishinoumi Kajirō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 30th Yokozuna (d. 1933)
1890
Moa Martinson, Swedish author (d. 1964)
1886
Dhirendranath Datta, Pakistani lawyer and politician (d. 1971)
1885
Harlow Shapley, American astronomer and academic (d. 1972)
1883
Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, Canadian cardinal (d. 1947)
1879
Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player and violinist (d. 1965)
1878
Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (d. 1930)
1877
Joseph De Piro, Maltese priest and missionary (d. 1933)
1877
Aga Khan III, Indian 48th Shia Imam (d. 1957)
1877
Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (d. 1915)
1865
Warren G. Harding, American journalist and politician, 29th President of the United States (d. 1923)
1855
Henrik Schück, Swedish historian, author, and academic (d. 1947)
1847
Georges Sorel, French philosopher and author (d. 1922)
1844
Mehmed V, Ottoman sultan (d. 1918)
1844
John J. Loud, American inventor (d. 1916)
1837
Émile Bayard, French illustrator and painter (d. 1891)
1833
Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian physician and academic (d. 1904)
1821
George Bowen, Irish-English diplomat, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1899)
1815
George Boole, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1864)
1808
Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French author and critic (d. 1889)
1799
John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (d. 1885)
1799
Titian Peale, American entomologist and photographer (d. 1885)
1795
James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
1777
Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor and translator (d. 1822)
1766
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (d. 1858)
1755
Marie Antoinette, Austrian-French queen consort of Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
1754
Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny, French general (d. 1794)
1741
Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1784)
1739
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1799)
1734
Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)
1709
Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1759)
1699
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter and educator (d. 1779)
1696
Conrad Weiser, American soldier, monk, and judge (d. 1760)
1692
Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer and diplomat (d. 1766)
1649
Esmé Stewart, 2nd Duke of Richmond (d. 1660)
1636
Edward Colston, English merchant and politician (d. 1721)
1553
Magdalene of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (d. 1633)
1549
Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (d. 1580)
1475
Anne of York, Fifth daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville (d. 1511)
1470
Edward V of England (d. 1483)
1428
Yolande, Duchess of Lorraine (d. 1483)
1418
Gaspare Nadi, Italian builder and writer (d. 1504)
1235
Henry of Almain, King of the Romans (d. 1271)
1154
Constance, Queen of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1198)
971
Mahmud of Ghazni (d. 1030)
682
Umar II, Arabian caliph (d. 720)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer (b.1927)
2017
Aboubacar Somparé, Guinean politician (b. 1944)
2015
Andrzej Ciechanowiecki, Polish painter, historian, and academic (b. 1924)
2015
Mike Davies, Welsh-American tennis player and businessman (b. 1936)
2015
Roy Dommett, English scientist and engineer (b. 1933)
2015
Tommy Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
2014
Acker Bilk, English singer and clarinet player (b. 1929)
2014
Michael Coleman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)
2014
Veljko Kadijević, Croatian general and politician, 5th Federal Secretary of People's Defence (b. 1925)
2014
Herman Sarkowsky, German-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Seattle Seahawks (b. 1925)
2014
Shabtai Teveth, Israeli historian and author (b. 1925)
2013
Walt Bellamy, American basketball player (b. 1939)
2013
Ghislaine Dupont, French journalist (b. 1956)
2013
Clifford Nass, American author and academic (b. 1958)
2013
Kjell Qvale, Norwegian-American businessman (b. 1919)
2012
Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar, Indian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1930)
2012
Robert Morton Duncan, American soldier and judge (b. 1927)
2012
Joe Ginsberg, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2012
Pino Rauti, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1926)
2012
Han Suyin, Chinese-Swiss physician and author (b. 1916)
2012
Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu, Indian politician (b. 1957)
2011
Boots Plata, Filipino director and screenwriter (b. 1943)
2010
Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
2009
Nien Cheng, Chinese-American author (b. 1915)
2008
Madelyn Dunham, American banker and business executive (b. 1922)
2007
Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
2007
Igor Moiseyev, Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1906)
2007
The Fabulous Moolah, American wrestler (b. 1923)
2005
Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1919)
2004
Theo van Gogh, Dutch actor, director, and producer (b. 1957)
2003
Frank McCloskey, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1939)
2002
Charles Sheffield, American physicist and author (b. 1935)
2000
Robert Cormier, American journalist and author (b. 1925)
1998
Vincent Winter, Scottish actor and production manager (b. 1957)
1996
Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)
1996
John G. Crommelin, American admiral and politician (b. 1902)
1994
Martin Taras, American animator and director (b. 1914)
1994
Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright (b. 1917)
1992
Robert Arneson, American sculptor and academic (b. 1930)
1992
Hal Roach, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1892)
1991
Irwin Allen, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
1991
Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1936)
1990
Eliot Porter, American photographer, chemist, and academic (b. 1901)
1982
Lester Roloff, American preacher and radio host (b. 1914)
1981
Wally Wood, American author, illustrator, and publisher (b. 1927)
1975
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1971
Robert Mensah, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1939)
1970
Richard Cushing, American cardinal (b. 1895)
1970
Pierre Veyron, French race car driver (b. 1903)
1966
Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
1966
Mississippi John Hurt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1892)
1963
Ngô Đình Diệm, Vietnamese politician, 1st President of the Republic of Vietnam (b. 1901)
1963
Ngô Đình Nhu, Vietnamese activist, archivist, politician, and tactical strategist (b. 1910)
1961
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa I, Hakim of Bahrain (b. 1894)
1961
James Thurber, American humorist and cartoonist (b. 1894)
1960
Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (b. 1896)
1959
Michael Considine, Irish-Australian trade union leader and politician (b. 1885)
1958
Jean Couzy, French mountaineer and engineer (b. 1923)
1952
Mehmet Esat Bülkat, Greek-Turkish general (b. 1862)
1950
George Bernard Shaw, Irish author, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
1949
Jerome F. Donovan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1872)
1945
Hélène de Pourtalès, Swiss sailor (b. 1868)
1944
Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and engineer (b. 1889)
1935
Jock Cameron, South African cricketer (b. 1905)
1930
Viggo Jensen, Danish weightlifter, target shooter, and gymnast (b. 1874)
1911
Kyrle Bellew, English actor (b. 1850)
1905
Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist and physiologist (b. 1817)
1898
George Goyder, English-Australian surveyor (b. 1826)
1887
Alfred Domett, English-New Zealand poet and politician, 4th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1811)
1887
Jenny Lind, Swedish operatic soprano (b. 1820)
1886
James Watney junior, English brewer, cricketer, and politician (b. 1832)
1883
William Morgan, English-Australian politician, 14th Premier of South Australia (b. 1828)
1877
Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
1863
Theodore Judah, American engineer (b. 1826)
1852
Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)
1846
Esaias Tegnér, Swedish poet and bishop (b. 1782)
1834
Maria Teresa Poniatowska, Polish noblewoman (b. 1760)
1807
Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1730)
1716
Engelbert Kaempfer, German botanist and physician (b. 1651)
1618
Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (b. 1568)
1610
Richard Bancroft, English archbishop and academic (b. 1544)
1521
Margaret of Lorraine, Duchess of Alençon and nun (b. 1463)
1483
Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1454)
1319
John Sandale, Bishop of Winchester
1285
Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)
1148
Saint Malachy (b. 1094)
1083
Matilda of Flanders (b. 1031)
943
Emma of France (b. 894)