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On This Day in History:  April 21

April 21 is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 254 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Australian family's lottery numbers pay off after 20 years. An Australian family who collected a nearly $400,000 lottery jackpot said they have been using the same numbers for nearly 20 years.
2020
Strong Iowa lottery sales are slipping: The culprit? You guessed it, COVID-19. After eight months of Iowa Lottery ticket sales topping budgeted projections, those sales are starting to arc downward.
2020
Mississippi lottery revenue dips in March amid pandemic. State revenue from the Mississippi Lottery decreased in March as people began facing restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2016
Illinois woman wins $500 a week for life. An Illinois woman was on spring break in Florida when her father called with some good news.
2015
N.C. man to buy his wife a Corvette after lottery win. A Lexington, North Carolina, man who won a $377,241 lottery jackpot said he plans to buy his wife a Corvette convertible.
2014
Lucky woman buying lottery ticket narrowly escapes truck crash. A woman buying a lottery ticket at a Chicago convenience store came within inches of being crushed by a pickup truck that crashed into the store.
2014
New twist to lottery scam. Authorities in Colorado are seeing a new twist to the lottery scam that has been going on for years.
2010
Powerball outmuscles Mega Millions in sales, jackpots. When states began selling tickets for both Powerball and Mega Millions on Jan. 31, observers wondered how they'd fare head to head; now the verdict seems to be in.
2010
Mega Millions goes on sale in South Dakota May 16. South Dakota Lottery officials are adding Mega Millions to the state's lineup of lotto games, beginning May 16.
2010
Clerk arrested in undercover Lottery sting. An employee of the City Limits Deli Mart in Sumner and her companion got an unpleasant surprise Monday when they traveled to Washington's Lottery headquarters to claim what they thought was a $20,000 prize.
2007
Pickling Up Trash Pays As Couple Find Winning Lottery Ticket. A couple who decided to pick up the roadside trash because they grew tired of seeing it lying there for long time, found a winning scratch-off lottery ticket.
2007
Clerk wins $200,000 lottery prize by accident. A store clerk's slip-up at the cash register has paid off big time.
2006
Bonus ball bounced by Lotto Texas. Come Sunday, Lotto Texas players won't have the "bonus ball" to kick around anymore.
2006
Lottery participants celebrate opening of S.C. claims center. About 20 people celebrated the grand opening of the South Carolina Education Lottery claims center in Fort Mill on Wednesday morning.
2006
One of two winning Florida Lotto tickets from Port St. Lucie. The Cumberland Farms store on Floresta Drive was a revolving door of media and frequent customers who had heard the news Thursday morning that one lucky Florida Lottery player bought the winning ticket there.
2006
Florida Lottery player in The Villages has 44 million reasons to smile. From the fairways to coffee shops, retirees Thursday wondered: Who is the overnight multimillionaire?
2005
Cincinnati Reds formed Mega Millions lottery pool. Several members of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team pooled their money and purchased $1,000 worth of Ohio Lottery tickets for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.
2005
Oklahoma Senate Committee Approves Remaining Lottery Commissioners. An Oklahoma Senate committee recommended approval Wednesday of the final two lottery commissioners nominated by Gov. Brad Henry.
2005
Wisconsin lawmakers vote down plan to privatize state Lottery. Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday voted down a proposal in Gov. Jim Doyle's budget bill to privatize half of the work at the Wisconsin lottery.
2005
Senators question components of N.C. lottery bill. Members of an N.C. Senate committee raised questions yesterday about a bill passed by the House that would create a state lottery - including whether it would allow video poker, slot machines and online gaming.
2005
Lucky Man Wins Second Vehicle Prize from Scratch-Off Lottery Game. A 71-year-old Elyria, Ohio man seems to have the magic touch when it comes to those scratch-off instant lottery tickets, having won his second vehicle in three years.
2005
NY lottery pool members sue over Mega Millions jackpot. A Manhattan judge has frozen most of the Mega Millions lottery winnings of a Mount Sinai Hospital employee and has told three co-workers who pooled money to buy tickets with him they may proceed with their lawsuit to get a share of the prize.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $28 million. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot grew to $28 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $20 million drawing.
2004
S.C. Senators welcome lottery windfall. State senators were excited Tuesday to learn the South Carolina lottery is bringing in more money than expected and, therefore, more money for the state to spend.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$258.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2010
2.$251 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2016
3.$205 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2005
4.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2019
5.€138 Million
US$168.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2018
6.$166 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2010
7.$164 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2020
8.€140.76 Million
US$158.03 Million
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2019
9.$152 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2012
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2014
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2019
12.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2018
13.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2009
14.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2008
15.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2013
16.€75 Million
US$99.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2009
17.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2020
18.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2016
19.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2018
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2013
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2004
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2017
23.€72.4 Million
US$81.82 Million
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2016
24.$80 Million
Draw Date
Apr 21, 2010
25.€57 Million
US$78.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Tuesday, Apr 21, 1987
33 years old
1986
Monday, Apr 21, 1986
34 years old
1986
Monday, Apr 21, 1986
34 years old
1986
Monday, Apr 21, 1986
34 years old
1985
Sunday, Apr 21, 1985
35 years old
1981
Tuesday, Apr 21, 1981
39 years old
1979
Saturday, Apr 21, 1979
41 years old
1977
Thursday, Apr 21, 1977
43 years old
1954
Wednesday, Apr 21, 1954
66 years old
1946
Sunday, Apr 21, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
The American city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
2012
Two trains are involved in a head-on collision near Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, injuring 116 people.
2012
United Nations Security Council Resolution 2043 relating to Syrian uprising is adopted.
2010
The controversial Kharkiv Pact (Russian Ukrainian Naval Base for Gas Treaty) is signed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, by Ukrainian PresidentViktor Yanukovych and Russian PresidentDmitry Medvedev; it was unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31, 2014.
2004
Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
1993
The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis García Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
1989
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
1987
The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that detonates in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, killing 106 people.
1985
The compound of the militant group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord surrenders to federal authorities in Arkansas after a two-day government siege.
1982
Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
1977
Annie opens on Broadway.
1975
Vietnam War: President of South VietnamNguyễn Văn Thiệu flees Saigon, as Xuân Lộc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
1967
A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
1966
Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
1965
The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
1964
A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg) of radioactive plutonium in its SNAPRTG power source is widely dispersed.
1963
The first election of the Universal House of Justice is held, marking its establishment as the supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith.
1962
The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.
1960
Brasília, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 09:30, the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
1952
Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
1948
United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 relating to Kashmir conflict is adopted.
1945
World War II: Soviet forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
1934
The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).
1926
Al-Baqi cemetery, former site of the mausoleum of four Shi'a Imams, is leveled to the ground by Wahhabis.
1918
World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
1914
Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz.
1898
Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports. When the U.S. Congress issued a declaration of war on April 25, it declared that a state of war had existed from this date.
1894
Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen bolt-action rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
1856
Australian labour movement: Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne march from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day.
1836
Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
1821
Benderli Ali Pasha arrives in Constantinople as the new Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire; he remains in power for only nine days before being sent into exile.
1809
Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.
1806
Action of 21 April 1806: A French frigate escapes British forces off the coast of South Africa.
1802
Twelve thousand Wahhabis under Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad, invaded city of Karbala, killed over three thousand inhabitants, and sacked the city.
1792
Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
1782
The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok, is founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
1615
The Wignacourt Aqueduct is inaugurated in Malta.
1526
The last ruler of the Lodi dynasty, Ibrahim Lodi is defeated and killed by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat.
1509
Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
1506
The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics.
1282
Welsh siege of Rhuddlan Castle lifted by English force led by future, Amadeus V, Count of Savoy.
1092
The Diocese of Pisa is elevated to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Urban II
900
The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardons from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations.
43 BC
Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
753 BC
Romulus founds Rome (traditional date).

Births On This Day

1994
Mitchell Weiser, German footballer
1992
Isco, Spanish footballer
1992
Rene Santos, Brazilian footballer
1992
Joc Pederson, American baseball player
1990
Aleksandar Prijović, Swiss footballer
1989
Tatyana McFadden, Russian-American sprinter and skier
1989
Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer
1988
Jencarlos Canela, American singer-songwriter and actor
1988
Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
1988
Adam Rooney, Irish footballer
1987
Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
1987
Eric Devendorf, American basketball player
1987
Leroy George, Dutch footballer
1987
Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian singer
1986
Audra Cohen, American tennis player
1986
Alexander Edler, Swedish ice hockey player
1986
Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player
1986
Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer
1984
Shayna Fox, American voice actress
1983
Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
1983
Marco Donadel, Italian footballer
1982
Khalif Barnes, American football player
1982
Micheal Luck, Australian rugby league player
1982
Carnell Williams, American football player
1981
Mads Junker, Danish footballer
1980
Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
1980
Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Tony Romo, American football player
1979
Virginie Basselot, French chef
1979
Tobias Linderoth, French-Swedish footballer and coach
1979
James McAvoy, Scottish actor
1978
Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
1978
Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer
1978
Yuliya Pechonkina, Russian hurdler
1977
Gyula Koi, Hungarian scholar and educator
1977
Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
1976
Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
1976
Petero Civoniceva, Fijian-Australian rugby league player
1975
Danyon Loader, New Zealand swimmer
1974
Maksim Gruznov, Estonian footballer
1974
Orlando Jordan, American wrestler
1974
David Peachey, Australian rugby league player
1973
Steve Backshall, English naturalist, writer, and television presenter
1973
Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian hurdler and coach
1972
Richard Chelimo, Kenyan runner (d. 2001)
1972
Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
1971
Axl Rotten, American wrestler (d. 2016)
1971
Michael Turner, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
1970
Jeff Anderson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1970
Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1970
Rob Riggle, American actor and comedian
1970
Nicole Sullivan, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
1969
John Kibowen, Kenyan runner
1969
Toby Stephens, English actor
1968
Peter van Vossen, Dutch footballer and coach
1967
Emilio Valle, Cuban hurdler
1965
Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player
1965
Karen Foster, American model and actress
1965
Gary Grant, American basketball player
1965
Thomas Helmer, German footballer
1965
Fiona Kelleghan, American academic, critic and librarian
1964
Alex Baumann, Czech-Canadian swimmer
1964
Ludmila Engquist, Russian-Swedish hurdler
1963
Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1963
Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
1963
John Cameron Mitchell, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1962
Les Lancaster, American baseball player and coach
1962
Craig Robinson, American basketball player and coach
1962
Aavo Sarap, Estonian footballer and coach
1961
Cathy Cavadini, American voice actress
1961
Carey Hayes, American screenwriter and producer
1961
Chad Hayes, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1961
Neale Marmon, English-German footballer, coach, and manager
1961
David Servan-Schreiber, French physician, neuroscientist, and author (d. 2011)
1960
Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
1960
Julius Korir, Kenyan runner
1959
Tim Jacobus, American illustrator and painter
1959
Olga Kuragina, Russian pentathlete
1959
Arno Pijpers, Dutch footballer and coach
1959
Robert Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Andie MacDowell, American model, actress, and producer
1958
Yoshito Usui, Japanese illustrator (d. 2009)
1958
Michael Zarnock, American author
1957
Hervé Le Tellier, French linguist and author
1957
Jesse Orosco, American baseball player
1957
Herbert Wetterauer, German painter, sculptor, and author
1956
Peter Kosminsky, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Phillip Longman, German-American demographer and journalist
1955
Murathan Mungan, Turkish author, poet, and playwright
1955
Doug Soetaert, Canadian ice hockey player
1954
Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
James Morrison, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
John Brumby, Australian politician, 45th Premier of Victoria
1952
Gerald Early, American author and academic
1952
Cheryl Gillan, British businesswoman and politician, Secretary of State for Wales
1951
Tony Danza, American actor and producer
1951
Michael Freedman, American mathematician and academic
1951
Bob Varsha, American sportscaster
1951
Steve Vickers, Canadian ice hockey player
1950
Shivaji Satam, Indian actor
1949
Patti LuPone, American actress and singer
1948
Gary Condit, American businessman and politician
1948
Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2008)
1948
Josef Flammer, Swiss ophthalmologist
1948
Dieter Fromm, German runner
1947
Al Bumbry, American baseball player
1947
Iggy Pop, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1947
John Weider, English bass player
1945
Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan, Indian cricketer and umpire
1945
Mark Wainberg, Canadian researcher and HIV/AIDS activist (d. 2017)
1945
Diana Darvey, English actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
1942
Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand politician, 33rd Prime Minister of New Zealand
1941
David L. Boren, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Oklahoma
1940
Jacques Caron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1940
Souleymane Cissé, Malian director, producer, and screenwriter
1939
John McCabe, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)
1939
Sister Helen Prejean, American nun, activist, and author
1939
Reni Santoni, American actor
1937
Gary Peters, American baseball player
1937
Ben Zinn, Israeli-born American academic and former international soccer player
1936
James Dobson, American evangelist, psychologist, and author, founded Focus on the Family
1936
Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2009)
1935
Charles Grodin, American actor and talk show host
1935
Thomas Kean, American academic and politician, 48th Governor of New Jersey
1933
Edelmiro Amante, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1933
Easley Blackwood, Jr., American pianist, composer, and educator
1933
Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Iraqi patriarch (d. 2014)
1932
Bob Grant, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1932
Slide Hampton, African-American trombonist and composer
1932
Elaine May, American actress, comedian, director, and screenwriter
1932
Angela Mortimer, English tennis player
1930
Hilda Hilst, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 2004)
1930
Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)
1930
Dieter Roth, German-Swiss illustrator and sculptor (d. 1998)
1930
Jack Taylor, English footballer and referee (d. 2012)
1928
Jack Evans, Welsh-Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
1927
Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (d. 1991)
1926
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms
1926
Arthur Rowley, English footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2002)
1925
Anthony Mason, Australian soldier and judge, 9th Chief Justice of Australia
1925
John Swinton of Kimmerghame, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire (d. 2018)
1924
Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (d. 1965)
1923
John Mortimer, English lawyer and author (d. 2009)
1922
Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1922
Allan Watkins, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 2011)
1920
Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
1919
Don Cornell, American singer and trumpet player (d. 2004)
1919
Roger Doucet, Canadian tenor (d. 1981)
1919
Licio Gelli, Italian financer (d. 2015)
1918
Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1916
Estella B. Diggs, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)
1915
Garrett Hardin, American ecologist, author, and academic (d. 2003)
1915
Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)
1914
Angelo Savoldi, Italian-American wrestler and promoter, co-founded International World Class Championship Wrestling (d. 2013)
1913
Norman Parkinson, English photographer (d. 1990)
1912
Eve Arnold, Russian-American photojournalist (d. 2012)
1912
Marcel Camus, French director and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1911
Ivan Combe, American businessman, developed Clearasil (d. 2000)
1911
Kemal Satır, Turkish physician and politician (d. 1991)
1905
Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (d. 1996)
1904
Jean Hélion, French painter (d. 1987)
1904
Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (d. 1945)
1903
Luis Saslavsky, Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1899
Randall Thompson, American composer and academic (d. 1984)
1898
Maurice Wilson, English soldier, pilot, and mountaineer (d. 1934)
1893
Romeo Bertini, Italian runner (d. 1973)
1892
Freddie Dixon, English motorcycle racer and racing driver (d. 1956)
1889
Marcel Boussac, French businessman (d. 1980)
1889
Paul Karrer, Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1889
Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
1887
Joe McCarthy, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)
1885
Tatu Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (d. 1967)
1882
Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1874
Vincent Scotto, French actor and composer (d. 1952)
1870
Edwin Stanton Porter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1941)
1868
Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter (d. 1932)
1864
Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)
1854
William Stang, German-American bishop (d. 1907)
1851
Charles Barrois, French geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1939)
1838
John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author (d. 1914)
1837
Fredrik Bajer, Danish lieutenant and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)
1816
Charlotte Brontë, Cornish-English novelist and poet (d. 1855)
1814
Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, English art collector and philanthropist (d. 1906)
1811
Alson Sherman, American merchant and politician, 8th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1903)
1810
John Putnam Chapin, American politician, 10th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1864)
1790
Manuel Blanco Encalada, Spanish-Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (d. 1876)
1775
Alexander Anderson, Scottish-American illustrator and engraver (d. 1870)
1774
Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1862)
1752
Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait, French engineer, hydrographer, and politician, French Minister of Marine and the Colonies (d. 1807)
1752
Humphry Repton, English gardener and author (d. 1818)
1730
Antonín Kammel, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1788)
1713
Louis de Noailles, French general (d. 1793)
1673
Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1742)
1671
John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
1652
Michel Rolle, French mathematician and academic (d. 1719)
1651
Joseph Vaz, Sri Lankan priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1711)
1642
Simon de la Loubère, French mathematician, poet, and diplomat (d. 1729)
1631
Francesco Maidalchini, Catholic cardinal (d. 1700)
1630
Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten, Dutch-English painter (d. 1700)
1619
Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch founder of Cape Town (d. 1677)
1555
Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1619)
1523
Marco Antonio Bragadin, Venetian lawyer and military officer (d. 1571)
1488
Ulrich von Hutten, German religious reformer (d. 1523)
1132
Sancho VI, king of Navarre (d. 1194)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Verne Troyer, American actor (b. 1969)
2018
Nabi Tajima, Japanese supercentenarian, oldest Japanese and Asian person ever, last verified person born in the 19th century (b. 1900)
2017
Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer (b. 1972)
2016
Prince, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (b. 1958)
2015
M. H. Abrams, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1912)
2015
Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (b. 1959)
2015
John Moshoeu, South African footballer and manager (b. 1965)
2015
Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, Indian politician, Governor of Assam (b. 1927)
2015
Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters, Canadian general (b. 1920)
2015
Betsy von Furstenberg, German-American actress (b. 1931)
2014
Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1931)
2014
Janet Gray Hayes, American politician, 60th Mayor of San Jose (b. 1926)
2014
George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (b. 1936)
2014
Win Tin, Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (b. 1930)
2013
Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1959)
2013
Shakuntala Devi, Indian mathematician and astrologer (b. 1929)
2013
Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, author, and educator (b. 1905)
2013
Gordon D. Gayle, American general and historian (b. 1917)
2012
Doris Betts, American author and academic (b. 1932)
2012
Charles Colson, American lawyer and activist, founded Prison Fellowship (b. 1931)
2012
Albert Falco, French captain and diver (b. 1927)
2012
Charles Higham, English-American author and poet (b. 1931)
2012
Jerry Toppazzini, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
2011
Catharina Halkes, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1920)
2010
Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
2010
Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish businessman (b. 1920)
2010
Kanagaratnam Sriskandan, Sri Lankan-English engineer and civil servant (b. 1930)
2009
Vivian Maier, American photographer (b. 1926)
2007
Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1941)
2006
Johnny Checketts, New Zealand commander and pilot (b. 1912)
2006
T. K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
2006
Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)
2005
Gerry Marshall, English race car driver and journalist (b. 1941)
2004
Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)
2003
Nina Simone, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and activist (b. 1933)
1999
Buddy Rogers, American actor (b. 1904)
1998
Jean-François Lyotard, French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1924)
1996
Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-born American engineer and racing driver (b. 1909)
1996
Dzhokhar Dudayev, Chechen general and politician, 1st President of Ichkeria (b. 1944)
1996
Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1925)
1996
Jimmy Snyder, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
1991
Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (b. 1909)
1990
Erté, Russian-French illustrator (b. 1892)
1989
James Kirkwood, Jr., American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1924)
1987
Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1906)
1986
Marjorie Eaton, American painter and actress (b. 1901)
1986
Salah Jahin, Egyptian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1930)
1985
Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-American fashion designer, created the monokini (b. 1922)
1985
Tancredo Neves, Brazilian banker and politician, Prime Minister of Brazil (b. 1910)
1984
Marcel Janco, Romanian-Israeli artist (b. 1895)
1984
Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian engineer and mountaineer (b. 1943)
1983
Walter Slezak, Austrian-American actor and singer (b. 1902)
1980
Alexander Oparin, Russian biochemist and academic (b. 1894)
1980
Sohrab Sepehri, Iranian poet and painter (b. 1928)
1978
Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (b.1947)
1978
Thomas Wyatt Turner, American biologist and academic (b. 1877)
1977
Gummo Marx, American vaudevillian and talent agent (b. 1893)
1974
Chic Harley, American football player (b. 1894)
1973
Arthur Fadden, Australian accountant and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
1973
Kemal Tahir, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1910)
1971
François Duvalier, Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (b. 1907)
1965
Edward Victor Appleton, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
1956
Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1895)
1954
Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (b. 1897)
1952
Leslie Banks, American actor, director and producer (b. 1890)
1948
Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (b. 1887)
1946
John Maynard Keynes, English economist and philosopher (b. 1883)
1945
Walter Model, German field marshal (b. 1891)
1941
Fritz Manteuffel, German gymnast (b. 1875)
1938
Muhammad Iqbal, Indian-Pakistani philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
1932
Friedrich Gustav Piffl, Bohemian cardinal (b. 1864)
1930
Robert Bridges, English poet and author (b. 1844)
1924
Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (b. 1858)
1918
Manfred von Richthofen, German captain and pilot (b. 1892)
1910
Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (b. 1835)
1900
Vikramatji Khimojiraj, Indian ruler (b. 1819)
1863
Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish politician (b. 1782)
1852
Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)
1825
Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (b. 1765)
1815
Joseph Winston, American soldier and politician (b. 1746)
1758
Francesco Zerafa, Maltese architect (b. 1679)
1740
Thomas Tickell, English poet and author (b. 1685)
1736
Prince Eugene of Savoy (b. 1663)
1722
Robert Beverley, Jr., English historian and author (b. 1673)
1720
Antoine Hamilton, Irish-French soldier and author (b. 1646)
1719
Philippe de La Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1640)
1699
Jean Racine, French playwright and poet (b. 1639)
1668
Jan Boeckhorst, Flemish painter (b. c. 1604)
1650
Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi, Japanese samurai (b. 1607)
1591
Sen no Rikyū, Japanese exponent of the tea ceremony (b. 1522)
1574
Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1519)
1557
Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1495)
1509
Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
1400
John Wittlebury, English politician (b. 1333)
1329
Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)
1213
Maria of Montpellier, Lady of Montpellier, Queen of Aragon (b. 1182)
1142
Peter Abelard, French philosopher and theologian (b. 1079)
1136
Stephen, Count of Tréguier Breton noblemen (b. c. 1058/62)
1109
Anselm of Canterbury, Italian-English archbishop and saint (b. 1033)
1073
Pope Alexander II
941
Bajkam, de facto regent of the Abbasid Caliphate
866
Bardas, de facto regent of the Byzantine Empire
847
Odgar, Frankish archbishop of Mainz
586
Liuvigild, king of the Visigoths
234
Emperor Xian of Han, Chinese emperor (b. 181)

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