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On This Day in History:  April 22

April 22 is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 253 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Virginia Lottery March profits took a big hit. The Virginia Lottery is still running during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its March profits dropped 28 percent, according to a new agency report.
2016
Alabama senator makes one last push for lottery vote before end of legislative session. As the 2016 Alabama legislative session rushes to the finish line, one legislator is pushing for a lottery vote one last time.
2016
Engaged couple wins $15 million on Mass. Lottery scratch ticket. A Melrose, Massachusetts, man and his fiancee claimed the second $15 million grand prize in the lottery's $30 scratch ticket game on Tuesday.
2016
Preliminary hearing rescheduled for Tommy Tipton in lottery rigging case. The latest case in a large-scale lottery rigging scheme is headed to the courtroom next week.
2014
Florida Lottery terminates contracts of three retailers. Three Pompano Beach, Florida, stores that sold lottery tickets violated state law and won’t ever be allowed to sell tickets again, Florida Lottery officials announced Monday.
2012
$173 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $173 million, with a cash option of $107.7 million.
2012
Lottery winner donates apartment complex to help families in crisis. Randy Smith, a West Virginia multimillion-dollar lottery winner turned philanthropist, listened Friday to how his donation of an apartment complex is turning into a sustainable community housing program for families in crisis.
2009
Ontario Lottery recalls 92 tickets. Attention Ontario lottery players: check your tickets -- but not for a winner. You may be holding a bogus entry that can't win a prize.
2009
New report criticizes Iowa Lottery security. The state ombudsman issued a report Tuesday alleging Iowa Lottery officials have failed to adequately protect the enterprise's customers from fraud and theft by retailers.
2009
Man claims he's owed Mega Millions in suit against Illinois Lottery. An East St. Louis man says the Illinois Lottery Control Board refused to pay him for a winning lottery ticket.
2008
Unemployed N.Y. Man Wins $14 Million Lottery. Sporting dark shades, a painted-on goatee, and an NYPD cap pulled down over his eyes, an unemployed New Yorker claimed a $14 million jackpot.
2007
Republican says Colo. Gov. pressure killed plan to privatize lottery. Republicans are accusing the Colorado governor of pressuring his party's legislators into essentially killing a plan to privatize the lottery.
2005
$205 million lottery jackpot payoff lures Mega players. Millions of hopeful lottery players will take a chance on the big Mega Millions drawing tonight, the third-largest payoff since Mega Millions started in May 2002.
2005
Educators Closely Watching N.C. Lottery Bill. School system officials across North Carolina are keeping a watchful eye on Raleigh as the state Senate takes up a lottery bill.
2005
Lotteries may gamble on Internet. Several states are considering selling lottery tickets on the Internet, a change that could usher in a new era in how such tickets are purchased.
2005
Mass. Lottery to hire consultant for games being planned. Massachusetts State Lottery officials said they intend to hire a consultant to evaluate the financial impact of several gambling games under consideration, including a virtual horse-racing game run on Keno-style monitors.
2005
Lottery lightning strikes twice for NJ store owner. Defying the odds, the owner of two New Jersey liquor stores sold winning Jersey Cash 5 tickets twice in two months from his stores in Morris County.
2004
Scientific Games Reports First Quarter 2004 Results. Scientific Games Corporation today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2004: Revenues Increased 51%; Net Income Increased 80% to $20 million; Earnings per Diluted Share were $0.22.
2004
Ohio Gambling Proposal Would Allow Cities to Vote on Casinos. Cities could vote on casinos and thousands of electronic slot machines would be installed at Ohio racetracks, under a new legislative proposal that backers hope to put on the November ballot.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $103 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $103 million, with a cash option of $54.4 million.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$251 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2016
2.$205 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2005
3.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2019
4.$174 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2020
5.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2012
6.€138 Million
US$168.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2018
7.$166 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2010
8.€140.76 Million
US$158.03 Million
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2019
9.$158 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2018
10.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2009
11.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2014
11.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2019
13.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2008
14.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2013
15.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2004
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 22, 2017
22.€73.43 Million
US$82.43 Million
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2016
23.$82 Million
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2010
24.$81 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2000
25.€57 Million
US$78.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 22, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Wednesday, Apr 22, 1992
28 years old
1988
Friday, Apr 22, 1988
32 years old
1988
Friday, Apr 22, 1988
32 years old
1982
Thursday, Apr 22, 1982
38 years old
1981
Wednesday, Apr 22, 1981
39 years old
1976
Thursday, Apr 22, 1976
44 years old
1974
Monday, Apr 22, 1974
46 years old
1970
Wednesday, Apr 22, 1970
50 years old
1967
Saturday, Apr 22, 1967
53 years old
1967
Saturday, Apr 22, 1967
53 years old
1959
Wednesday, Apr 22, 1959
61 years old
1955
Friday, Apr 22, 1955
65 years old
1954
Thursday, Apr 22, 1954
66 years old
1948
Thursday, Apr 22, 1948
72 years old
1941
Tuesday, Apr 22, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
The Paris Agreement is signed, an agreement to help fight global warming.
2014
More than 60 people are killed and 80 are seriously injured in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga Province.
2013
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest and charge two men with plotting to disrupt a Toronto area train service in a plot claimed to be backed by Al-Qaeda elements.
2008
The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.
2005
Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumiapologizes for Japan's war record.
2004
Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
2000
In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami.
1998
Disney's Animal Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World.
1997
Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria where 93 villagers are killed.
1993
Eighteen-year-old Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall, Eltham.
1992
In a series of explosions in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
1983
The German magazine Stern claims the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
1977
Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
1972
Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
1970
The first Earth Day is celebrated.
1969
British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
1954
Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings begins.
1951
Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.
1948
Arab-Israeli War: Haifa, a major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.
1945
World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. Five hundred twenty are killed and around eighty escape.
1945
World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.
1944
The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater.
1944
World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated: Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
1930
The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
1915
The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
1906
The 1906 Intercalated Games, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.
1898
Spanish-American War: The USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
1889
At noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
1876
The first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the beginning of the MLB.
1864
The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
1836
Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston identify Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives of the battle when one of his fellow captives mistakenly gives away his identity.
1809
The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: The Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.
1622
The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island.
1529
Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.
1519
Spanish conquistadorHernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.
1500
Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
238
Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne.

Births On This Day

1993
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Australian footballer
1993
Ngani Laumape, New Zealand rugby player
1993
Marcel Ritzmaier, Austrian footballer
1992
Kenny Stills, American football player
1992
Joonas Vaino, Estonian basketball player
1991
Jordi Murphy, Irish international rugby player
1991
Braydon Smith, Australian boxer (d. 2015)
1990
Óscar González, Mexican boxer (d. 2014)
1990
Machine Gun Kelly, American rapper and actor
1989
DeJuan Blair, American basketball player
1989
Jasper Cillessen, Dutch footballer
1989
Aron Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer
1988
Dee Gordon, American baseball player
1987
David Luiz, Brazilian footballer
1987
David Mateos, Spanish footballer
1986
Amber Heard, American actress and producer
1986
Marshawn Lynch, American football player
1986
Dušan Šakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
1985
Kristin Fairlie, Canadian actress
1984
Amelle Berrabah, English singer-songwriter
1983
Remi Ayodele, American football player
1983
Sam W. Heads, English-American entomologist and palaeontologist
1983
Jos Hooiveld, Dutch footballer
1983
Matt Jones, American football player
1983
Vangelis Mantzios, Greek footballer
1982
Kaká, Brazilian footballer
1982
Cassidy Freeman, American actress and musician
1982
Joel Monaghan, Australian rugby league player
1982
David Purcey, American baseball player
1982
Aidas Reklys, Lithuanian figure skater
1982
Aleksander Saharov, Estonian footballer
1982
Noriko Shitaya, Japanese voice actress
1981
Madis Kallas, Estonian decathlete and activist
1981
Rafael Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2007)
1981
Jonathan Trott, South African-English cricketer
1980
Igor Budan, Croatian footballer
1980
Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player
1980
Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
1980
Courtney Friel, American journalist
1980
Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
1980
Quincy Timberlake, Kenyan-Australian activist, engineer, and politician
1980
Rutledge Wood, American racing analyst and television personality
1979
Zoltán Gera, Hungarian footballer
1979
Daniel Johns, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Paul Malakwen Kosgei, Kenyan runner and coach
1978
David Masters, English cricketer
1978
Matt Orford, Australian rugby league player
1978
Jason Stollsteimer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver
1977
Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
1976
Dan Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1976
Paul Henderson, Australian footballer
1976
Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
1975
Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
1975
Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
1975
Anders Nyström, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
1974
Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-American bass player, songwriter, and producer
1973
Adem Poric, English-Australian footballer
1973
Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer and manager
1972
Sabine Appelmans, Belgian tennis player
1972
Owen Finegan, Australian rugby player and coach
1972
Milka Duno, Venezuelan race car driver and engineer
1972
Sergei Hohlov-Simson, Estonian footballer and manager
1972
Willie Robertson, American hunter and businessman
1971
Eric Mabius, American actor
1971
Spencer Prior, English footballer
1970
Erkki Bahovski, Estonian journalist
1969
Dion Dublin, English footballer and sportscaster
1968
Jo Angel, Australian cricketer
1968
Bimbo Coles, American basketball player and coach
1968
Zarley Zalapski, Canadian ice hockey player
1967
David J. C. MacKay, English physicist, engineer, and academic
1967
Sherri Shepherd, American actress and talk show panelist
1967
Harvey Williams, American football player
1966
Mickey Morandini, American baseball player and manager
1966
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, American actor
1965
Miguel Leal, Portuguese footballer and manager
1965
Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey and soccer player (d. 2009)
1964
Paul Baxter, English footballer
1963
Rosalind Gill, English sociologist and academic
1963
Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic weightlifter and strongman
1962
Danièle Sauvageau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961
Alo Mattiisen, Estonian composer (d. 1996)
1961
Ann McKechin, Scottish lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
1961
Dewey Nicks, American photographer and director
1960
Lloyd Honeyghan, Jamaican-English boxer
1960
Mart Laar, Estonian historian and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Estonia
1960
Randall L. Stephenson, American businessman
1959
Keith Boanas, English footballer and manager
1959
Terry Francona, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1959
Catherine Mary Stewart, Canadian actress
1959
Ryan Stiles, American-Canadian actor and producer
1957
Donald Tusk, Polish journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Poland
1955
David Collier, English businessman
1953
Valeri Bondarenko, Estonian footballer and coach
1953
Richard Broadbent, English businessman
1952
François Berléand, French actor
1952
Dave Loveridge, New Zealand rugby player
1952
Phil Smith, American basketball player (d. 2002)
1951
Paul Carrack, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Aivars Kalējs, Latvian organist, composer, and pianist
1951
Ana María Shua, Argentinian author and poet
1950
Peter Frampton, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1950
Jancis Robinson, English journalist and critic
1948
John Pritchard, English bishop
1946
Steven L. Bennett, American captain and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1972)
1946
Paul Davies, English physicist and author
1946
Louise Harel, Canadian lawyer and politician
1946
Archy Kirkwood, Baron Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Scottish lawyer and politician
1946
Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, English economist and academic
1946
John Waters, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Indian civil servant and politician, 22nd Governor of West Bengal
1945
Demetrio Stratos, Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
1944
Steve Fossett, American businessman, pilot, and sailor (d. 2007)
1944
Doug Jarrett, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)
1944
Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist
1943
Keith Crisco, American businessman and politician (d. 2014)
1943
Janet Evanovich, American author
1943
Louise Glück, American poet
1943
John Maples, Baron Maples, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2012)
1943
Scott W. Williams, American mathematician and professor
1942
Giorgio Agamben, Italian philosopher and academic
1942
Mary Prior, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bristol
1941
Greville Howard, Baron Howard of Rising, English politician
1939
Mel Carter. American singer and actor
1939
John Foley, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
1939
Ray Guy, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2013)
1939
Jason Miller, American actor and playwright (d. 2001)
1939
Theodor Waigel, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of Finance
1938
Alan Bond, English-Australian businessman (d. 2015)
1938
Gani Fawehinmi, Nigerian lawyer and activist (d. 2009)
1938
Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion designer
1938
Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
1937
Jack Nicholson, American actor and producer
1937
Jack Nitzsche, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (d. 2000)
1936
Glen Campbell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2017)
1936
Pierre Hétu, Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 1998)
1935
Christopher Ball, English linguist and academic
1935
Paul Chambers, African-American bassist and composer (d. 1969)
1935
Bhama Srinivasan, Indian-American mathematician and academic
1933
Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American chemist and astronaut (d. 2013)
1931
John Buchanan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Nova Scotia
1931
Ronald Hynd, English dancer and choreographer
1930
Enno Penno, Estonian politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 2016)
1929
Michael Atiyah, English-Lebanese mathematician and academic
1929
Robert Wade-Gery, English diplomat, British High Commissioner to India (d. 2015)
1927
Laurel Aitken, Cuban-Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
1926
Charlotte Rae, American actress and singer
1926
James Stirling, Scottish architect, designed the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Seeley Historical Library (d. 1992)
1924
Nam Duck-woo, South Korean politician, 12th Prime Minister of South Korea (d. 2013)
1923
Peter Kane Dufault, American soldier, pilot, and poet (d. 2013)
1923
Bettie Page, American model and actress (d. 2008)
1923
Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1922
Richard Diebenkorn, American soldier and painter (d. 1993)
1922
Charles Mingus, American bassist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1979)
1922
Wolf V. Vishniac, American microbiologist and academic (d. 1973)
1919
Donald J. Cram, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
1919
Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2011)
1918
William Jay Smith, American poet and academic (d. 2015)
1918
Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
1917
Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina (d. 2016)
1917
Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (d. 1992)
1916
Hanfried Lenz, German mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
1916
Yehudi Menuhin, American-Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 1999)
1916
Ruth A. M. Schmidt, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 2014)
1914
Baldev Raj Chopra, Indian director and producer (d. 2008)
1914
Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (d. 2002)
1914
José Quiñones Gonzales, Peruvian soldier and pilot (d. 1941)
1914
Michael Wittmann, German SS officer (d. 1944)
1912
Kathleen Ferrier, English operatic singer (d. 1953)
1912
Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1910
Norman Steenrod, American mathematician and academic (d. 1971)
1909
Rita Levi-Montalcini, Sephardic Jewish-Italian neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1909
Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
1909
Spyros Markezinis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2000)
1908
Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
1906
Eric Fenby, English composer and educator (d. 1997)
1906
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (d. 1947)
1905
Robert Choquette, American-Canadian author, poet, and diplomat (d. 1991)
1904
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (d. 1967)
1900
Nellie Beer, British politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester from 1966-67 (d. 1988)
1899
Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born novelist and critic (d. 1977)
1892
Vernon Johns, African-American minister and activist (d. 1965)
1891
Laura Gilpin, American photographer (d. 1979)
1891
Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
1891
Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (d. 1989)
1891
Nicola Sacco, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1927)
1889
Richard Glücks, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1886
Izidor Cankar, Slovenian historian, author, and diplomat (d. 1958)
1884
Otto Rank, Austrian-American psychologist and academic (d. 1939)
1879
Bernhard Gregory, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1939)
1876
Róbert Bárány, Austrian-Swedish otologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1876
Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman (d. 1920)
1873
Ellen Glasgow, American author (d. 1945)
1872
Princess Margaret of Prussia (d. 1954)
1870
Vladimir Lenin, German/Swedish-Russian lawyer and founder of the Soviet Union (d. 1924)
1860
Ada Rehan, Irish-American actress (d. 1916)
1854
Henri La Fontaine, Belgian lawyer and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
1852
William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1912)
1844
Lewis Powell, American soldier, attempted assassin of William H. Seward (d. 1865)
1832
Julius Sterling Morton, American journalist and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 1902)
1830
Emily Davies, British suffragist and educator, co-founder and an early Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge University
1816
Charles-Denis Bourbaki, French general (d. 1897)
1812
Solomon Caesar Malan, Swiss-English orientalist (d. 1894)
1766
Germaine de Staël, French author and political philosopher (d. 1817)
1757
Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1841)
1744
James Sullivan, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)
1732
John Johnson, English architect and surveyor (d. 1814)
1724
Immanuel Kant, German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1804)
1711
Paul II Anton, Prince Esterházy, Austrian soldier (d. 1762)
1707
Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright (d. 1754)
1690
John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1763)
1658
Giuseppe Torelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1709)
1610
Pope Alexander VIII (d. 1691)
1592
Wilhelm Schickard, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1635)
1518
Antoine of Navarre (d. 1562)
1451
Isabella I of Castile (d. 1504)
1444
Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk (d. 1503)
1412
Reinhard III, Count of Hanau (1451-1452) (d. 1452)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Erin Moran, American actress (b. 1960)
2017
Donna Leanne Williams, Australian writer, artist, activist (b. 1963)
2015
Dick Balharry, Scottish environmentalist and photographer (b. 1937)
2015
Gennadi Vengerov, Belarusian-Russian actor (b. 1959)
2014
Allen Jacobs, American football player and coach (b. 1941)
2014
Jovan Krkobabić, Serbian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1930)
2014
Mohammad Naseem, Pakistani-English activist (b. 1924)
2014
Werner Potzernheim, German cyclist (b. 1927)
2014
Oswaldo Vigas, Venezuelan painter (b. 1926)
2013
Dave Gold, American businessman, founded 99 Cents Only Stores (b. 1932)
2013
George Stanley Gordon, American businessman (b. 1926)
2013
Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
2013
Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist and composer (b. 1930)
2013
Mike Smith, English footballer (b. 1935)
2013
Robert Suderburg, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1936)
2013
J. S. Verma, Indian judge, 27th Chief Justice of India (b. 1933)
2012
John Amabile, American football player and coach (b. 1939)
2012
Bill Granger, American author (b. 1941)
2012
Buzz Potamkin, American director and producer (b. 1945)
2012
George Rathmann, American chemist, biologist, and businessman (b. 1927)
2011
Hazel Dickens, American singer-songwriter, bassist and guitarist (b. 1935)
2010
Richard Barrett, American lawyer and activist (b. 1943)
2009
Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer, director and photographer (b. 1914)
2008
Cameron Argetsinger, American race car driver and lawyer (b. 1921)
2008
Ed Chynoweth, Canadian businessman (b. 1941)
2007
Juanita Millender-McDonald, American educator and politician (b. 1938)
2006
Henriette Avram, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1919)
2006
D'Iberville Fortier, Canadian diplomat (b. 1926)
2006
Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
2005
Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)
2005
Philip Morrison, American physicist and academic (b. 1915)
2005
Eduardo Paolozzi, Scottish sculptor and artist (b. 1924)
2004
Jason Dunham, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)
2004
Pat Tillman, American football player and soldier (b. 1976)
2003
Felice Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1925)
2003
James H. Critchfield, American CIA officer (b. 1917)
2003
Martha Griffiths, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 58th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (b. 1912)
2003
Mike Larrabee, American runner (b. 1933)
2002
Linda Lovelace, American porn actress and activist (b. 1949)
1999
Chan Canasta, Polish-English magician (b. 1920)
1999
Munir Ahmad Khan, Pakistani-Austrian physicist and engineer (b. 1926)
1998
Kitch Christie, South African rugby player and coach (b. 1940)
1996
Erma Bombeck, American journalist and author (b. 1927)
1996
Jug McSpaden, American golfer and architect (b. 1908)
1995
Jane Kenyon, American poet and author (b. 1947)
1994
Richard Nixon, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (b. 1913)
1990
Albert Salmi, American actor (b. 1928)
1989
Emilio G. Segrè, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1988
Grigori Kuzmin, Russian-Estonian astronomer and academic (b. 1917)
1988
Irene Rich, American actress (b. 1891)
1987
Erika Nõva, Estonian architect (b. 1905)
1986
Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian and author (b. 1907)
1985
Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and academic (b. 1900)
1985
Jacques Ferron, Canadian physician and author (b. 1921)
1984
Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist (b. 1902)
1983
Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
1980
Jane Froman, American actress and singer (b. 1907)
1980
Fritz Strassmann, German chemist and physicist (b. 1902)
1978
Will Geer, American actor (b. 1902)
1968
Stephen H. Sholes, American record producer (b. 1911)
1956
Walt Faulkner, American racing driver (b. 1918)
1951
Horace Donisthorpe, English myrmecologist and coleopterist (b. 1870)
1950
Charles Hamilton Houston, American lawyer and academic (b. 1895)
1949
Charles Middleton, American actor (b. 1874)
1946
Lionel Atwill, English-American actor (b. 1885)
1946
Harlan F. Stone, American lawyer and jurist, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1872)
1945
Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
1945
Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (b. 1867)
1944
Nikolaos Roussen, Greek captain (b. 1913)
1933
Henry Royce, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (b. 1863)
1932
Ferenc Oslay, Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (b. 1883)
1929
Henry Lerolle, French painter and art collector (b. 1848)
1925
André Caplet, French composer and conductor (b. 1878)
1908
Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Scottish-English merchant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1836)
1896
Thomas Meik, English engineer, founded Halcrow Group (b. 1812)
1894
Kostas Krystallis, Greek author and poet (b. 1868)
1893
Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian businessman and author (b. 1825)
1892
Édouard Lalo, French violinist and composer (b. 1823)
1877
James P. Kirkwood, Scottish-American engineer (b. 1807)
1854
Nicolás Bravo, Mexican general and politician, 11th President of Mexico (b. 1786)
1850
Friedrich Robert Faehlmann, Estonian philologist and physician (b. 1798)
1833
Richard Trevithick, English engineer and explorer (b. 1771)
1821
Gregory V of Constantinople, Greek patriarch and saint (b. 1746)
1806
Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (b. 1763)
1778
James Hargreaves, British inventor (b. 1720)
1758
Antoine de Jussieu, French botanist and physician (b. 1686)
1699
Hans Erasmus Aßmann, German poet (b. 1646)
1672
Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish linguist and poet (b. 1598)
1616
Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1547)
1585
Henry of Saxe-Lauenburg, Prince-Archbishop of Bremen, Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück and Paderborn (b. 1550)
1355
Eleanor of Woodstock, countess regent of Guelders, eldest daughter of King Edward II of England (b. 1318)
1322
Francis of Fabriano, Italian writer (b. 1251)
1208
Philip of Poitou, Prince-Bishop of Durham
846
Wuzong, Chinese emperor (b. 814)
613
Saint Theodore of Sykeon
591
Peter III of Raqqa
536
Pope Agapetus I
296
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